Community Notes


Frederick County Notes

A TASTE OF THRUMONT-THURONT RESTAURANT WEEK thru April 12th, 11am-8pm, Downtown Thurmont, Thurmont, MD. Experience Thurmont's locally owned restaurants & enjoy prix fixe menus for some of their Signatures dishes! 240-626-9980.

GO DOG GO 1:30pm, 3/23/2019, 3/24/2019, 3/31/2019, 4/6/2019, 4/7/2019, 4/13/2019, 4/14/2019, at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Tickets $12. Call 301-694-4744 for more information.

GO DOG GO 4/13/2019, 4/14/2019, 1:30pm, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301-694-4744.$12.

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT COUNTRY BREAKFAST April 20th, 7am -11am, Liberty/Central U.M Church, Main Street, Libertytown, MD. Adults $8, children 6-12 $4, 5 and under free. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, French toast, scrambled eggs, puddin and hominy, fried potatoes, biscuits, fruit, orange and apple juice, coffee and tea. Country ham sandwiches will be available for purchase.

EASTER SERVICE April 21,10am Holy Family Anglican Church, 26200 Frederick Rd, Clarksburg Md. All are welcome. Traditional Episcopal worship with the 1928 prayer book. Please visit our website for more information: http:/holy-family-Anglican-church-siteorganicbuilder.com/about-us.

CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS Thurs-Sat 8pm & Sun 3pm, 4/5/2019, 4/6/2019, 4/7/2019, 4/11/2019, 4/12/2019, 4/13/2019, 4/14/2019, 4/18/2019, 4/19/2019, 4/20/2019, 4/21/2019, 4/25/2019, 4/26/2019, 4/27/2019 at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. $24 adults, $20 senior/student/military. Call 301-694-4744.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER April 5 thru May 3, 6-7pm, Dutch Daughter Restaurant, 581 Himes Ave, Frederick, MD. $75/person. 410-549-2722.

VENDORS WANTED Craft & Plant Fair, May 11, 9am-3pm, Ruritan Club, Rte. 26 & Crum RD, Walkersville, MD; 10 minutes from Frederick. Seeking vendors of quality handmade crafts, garden & native plants. Indoor, pavilion & lawn venues. Rates: $25-$35. 301-898-7910. lewsherm@comcast.net

GAMES CLUB OF MARYLAND thru May 18, 1-7pm, recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday, Beans in the Belfry Meeting Place and Cafe, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, MD. 301-834-7178. Free.

MARKET STREET FOOD TOUR 4/13/2019, 4/14/2019, 4/20/2019, 4/27/2019, 4/28/2019, 5/4/2019, 5/5/2019, 5/11/2019, 5/18/2019, 5/19/2019, 5/25/2019, 5/26/2019, 6/8/2019, 6/9/2019, 6/15/2019, 6/22/2019, 6/23/2019, 6/29/2019, 6/30/2019, 11am-2pm, Downtown Frederick, Frederick, MD. $65 per person. 301-658-7520.

CIVIL WAR CHURCH SERVICE & LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM thru December 22, 1-3pm, Historic Rocky Springs Chapel, Inc., 7817 Rocky Springs Rd., Frederick, MD. 240-439-4235. Free


Montgomery County Notes

FIND YOUR FREE PROM DRESS! Saturday, April 13, 10am-4pm, Ashton Baptist Church, 17826 New Hampshire Ave, Ashton, MD. Come ready to try on prom dresses, shoes and accessories. Our team will help you find the perfect dress and accessories to match that you can take home for FREE. Why? Because you're awesome. Contact: Jennifer Williams 302-236-4179 dressedinloveministries@gmail.com.

HERO DOGS PUPPY PROGRAM ORIENTATION Sunday, April 14th from 12:30 - 2:30 PM in Laytonsville, MD. Are you interested in becoming a puppy raiser or puppy sitter for Hero Dogs? Then please plan to attend this Puppy Program Orientation. You will learn the Hero Dogs policies and procedures regarding our puppy program and have a chance to get any remaining questions answered. Attendance at an orientation session is mandatory before being considered as a puppy raiser or sitter. We are located near Brookeville (a mile or two from intersection of Georgia Ave & Damascus Rd, but we don't show up on the GPS services), more detailed instructions and map will be provided to registered attendees the Friday before the event. Puppy raisers must have a valid driver's license, their own transportation, and must live within ~45 minutes of zip code 20833. Please register for the session at www.hero-dogs.org/events Contact us with questions at hero@hero-dogs.org or 1-888-570-8653.

AN AVIAN EVENING April 20, 6pm. Sandy Spring Friends Meeting invites the public to join us for "Dinner And Some Birds" . A potluck dinner (main course provided, bring your favorite side dish to share) served at 6pm, followed by the famous Maryland DNR "Wings and Things" " presentation at 7pm. Children and families invited and welcome. At historic Sandy Spring Friends Meeting, 17715 Meeting House Rd. Sandy Spring MD 20860. For information, phone 301-275-1708. https://www.sandyspring.org/.

EASTER SERVICE April 21, 10am. Holy Family Anglican Church, 26200 Frederick Rd, Clarksburg. All are welcome. Traditional Episcopal worship with the 1928 prayer book. Please visit our website for more information. http://holy-family-anglican-church.siteorganicbuilder.com/about-us

KENSINGTON FARMER'S MARKET Every Saturday, year-round, 9am-1pm, Kensington Historic Train Station 10417 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD. Local and regional vendors offer fresh baked goods, seasonal fruits and vegetables, organic meats, seafood, cheese, artisan breads, olive oil and prepared foods. Click the vendors to the left to explore their specialties.


Carroll County Notes

FREEDOM DISTRICT LIONS CLUB'S 26TH ANNUAL VIDALIA ONION SALE 10 lb bag $11; 5 lb bag $7. Order prior to April 12th at www.LionsOnions.org (prepay with credit card) or call 410-549-LION (5466), option 4. Pick up ordered onions on May 4 or May 5 at the Lions building behind the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Dept., 6680 Sykesville Road.

NEWSIES April 12 & 13, 7pm, Century High School, 355 Ronsdale Rd, Sykesville, MD.$12. Tickets can be purchased online at www.centurydrama.com.

LIONS INFORMATION NIGHT Friday, April 12th 6:30-8pm at the VFW Post 467, 519 Poole Road, Westminster. The public is invited to come out and hear about the great work Lions clubs have been doing throughout our communities and how they can get involved! Membership is open to everyone - all you need is a desire to serve and make your community a better place. Don't miss this opportunity to become part of something bigger than yourself. Please contact Martin Bonura at join22wlions@gmail.com or 443-472-5456 for questions or to RSVP.

CRAFTERS NEEDED for the Auxiliary of the New Windsor Fire Company, April 13, 9am-2pm. Cost is $20 for 8' table. Contact D. Rue at 443-375-7453 for more information.

ST. PAUL'S MT. AIRY BINGO April 27, 6-8:30pm, 16457 Old Frederick Rd. Mt. Airy MD. - $5/person or $10/family! Come join in the fun! 410-489-4411.

GARDEN TOOL DRIVE sponsored by Westminster Lions Club, April 27, 9am-4pm, Tractor Supply Company, 1151 Baltimore Blvd, Westimster. Please bring new and gently used garden tools to the Lions Club tent in front of Tractor Supply Company. To benefit Keep & Till, a Christian organization devoted to producing, healthy, environmentally responsible, organic food.

SLIPPERY CHICKEN POT PIE DINNER April 28, 12-3pm, Union Bridge Fire Company, 8 W. Locust Street. The All-U-Can eat buffet includes ham, peas, apple sauce, roll and drink. $10 per person. Hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Union Bridge Fire Company.

MOTHER, DAUGHTER & FRIENDS TEA May 5, 1-3pm, Union Bridge Fire Co, 8 W. Locust Street. Enjoy a 3 tier tray of finger sandwiches, spring vegetable soup, delicate desserts, fresh fruit, and tea. All served on fine china and fresh linens. Hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Union Bridge Fire Co.

CARROLL COUNTY SINGERS PRESENT I Will Lift My Voice, Songs of Hope and Encouragement, May 6 & 7, 7:30pm at Westminster Senior High School. Tickets: adults $15 in advance, $12 at the door; students $7 in advance, $9 at the door; children 6 & under free.

NATIONAL TRAIN DAY 2019 OPEN HOUSE Western Maryland Railway Historical Society Museum Complex, The Train Station at 41 North Main Street, Union Bridge, MD. Saturday, May 11, 10:00 to 3:00. Open to all ages. Free Admission. Come out to this special Saturday open house to celebrate the National Train Day and celebrate the joy of trains and train travel! Come see the history of the Western Maryland Railway both in Carroll County and the state of Maryland. The Museum collection is housed in a 117 year old Railroad Station and office building. See trains from full size ones to small model trains of all sizes scales. Our own Carroll County based Maryland Midland Railroad will have a locomotive on display. There will be displays of operating equipment (weather permitting) from the "Chesapeake & Allegheny Steam Preservation Society". There will be a Child ID Program table setup. The ID Kit allows parents to collect specific information by easily recording the physical characteristics and finger parents of their children on identification cards that they keep at home. If ever needed this ID Kit will give authorities vital information to help locate a missing child. There will be a Hot Dog stand.

DREAM BIG UNION BRIDGE IS LOOKING FOR CRAFT VENDORS for their Annual Duck Derby on Saturday, May 11. Crafters can set up from 8am-1pm and must provide their own set up. For more information, contact Sue at 443-652-2598.

COMMUNITY WIDE YARD SALE May 18, 7am-2pm (rain or shine), Deer Park Church, 2205 Sykesville Road, Westminster, MD. Pancake breakfast 7-10am, lunch 11am-2pm. Bake table available. Single 20'x20' space $20. Register online at www.dpumc.net or contact Cindy Saylor at 410-848-2313 Mon, Tues & Thurs 11am-3pm or email csaylor@dpumc.net.

CRAFTERS, FLEA MARKET VENDORS WANTED 20 by 20' spaces available June 15 for Messiah Lutheran Church s Annual Strawberry Festival. Gamber Fire Dept. carnival grounds at the corner of Route 32 and Niner Rd, 9am-4pm. $45 per spot. For information call 443-201-8077.

LIVING HISTORY CAMP Pioneer a new adventure at Living History Camp! See if you have what it takes to survive in the 1800s. Enjoy activities like fishing, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, weaving and much more. Play games, visit with our Farmyard Friends and help cook a meal over the hearth. Sessions are as follows: June 19-21, Rising 3rd graders, $150, ($170 after April 5, 2019); June 24-28, Rising 4th graders, $175 ($195 after April 5, 2019); July 8-12, Rising 5th graders, $175 ($195 after April 5, 2019); July 15-17, Rising 6th graders, $150 ($170 after April 5, 2019).

EBENEZER UMC METHODIST CHURCH will hold the "Rock of Help" Food Pantry for anyone in the community in need of food from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the church's new food pantry building, 4901 Woodbine Road, near Winfield. Non-perishable foods, assorted frozen foods, plus a non-food household item, and children's shoes, are available. Those coming to the food pantry are asked to fill out a short information sheet, then the church gives them a list of available foods. The food pantry will be held Saturday April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21, 2019. The church is one-half mile south of Liberty Road on Woodbine Road.Information: call the church office at 410-795-6136 from 9am-2pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; e-mail eumcwinfield@gmail.com; or go to www.ebenezerumchurch.org.

TOBACCO CLINICS Ready to stop using tobacco? Free walk-in tobacco clinics are available for Carroll County residents. Participants may be eligible to receive vouchers for nicotine replacement patches, gum, or Chantix (with a prescription from your doctor). No registration or appointment needed. Sponsored by the Carroll County Health Department's Cigarette Restitution Fund Program. First Wednesday of each month, 10:00-11:30 a.m., at Access Carroll, 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster. Third Thursday of each month, 4:00-5:30 p.m., at Carroll County Health Department, 290 S. Center St, Westminster. For more information, call 410-876-4429 or see website at http://cchd.maryland.gov/health-services-tobacco-prevention/

CATKNITS Join Catknits on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month knitting/crocheting blankets and toys for our cats up for adoption. All skill levels welcome! We meet from 1 PM to 3 PM in our community cat room at the Humane Society of Carroll County, 2517 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD 21158. For info contact Theresa Micheau, 410-848-4810 x 819.

THE SOUTH CARROLL LIONESS LIONS CLUB meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church Celebration Hall, 5600 Old Washington Road, Sykesville, Maryland. Membership is open to both men and women. You will not find a better service organization than the South Carroll Lioness Lions Club; come and join us! For more information, contact us at 443-745-1281 or southcarrolllions@gmail.com.

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY BAZAAR Oakland U.M. Church Hall, 5971 Mineral Hill Rd, Sykesville, MD, Nov 1, 9-7:30pm & Nov 2, 9-2pm. Enjoy the following: Crafts, Pinecone & Gift Baskets, Wreaths, Gifts in a Jar, Silent Auction, White Elephant, Cakes, Cookies, Nuts Soup & Sandwiches.


Howard County Notes

JAZZ AT THE RIDGE Marriotts Ridge High School Music program will present Jazz at the Ridge on Thursday, April 11 at 7pm in the MRHS theater. Performances will include the award-winning Marriotts Ridge Big Band, the Mount View Middle School Jazz Band, and our featured guest artists: Technicolor Motor Home. Technicolor Motor Home pays homage to the recent touring versions of Steely Dan as well as performing a wide range of jazz and rock classics. For more information, visit http://technicolormotorhome.com. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Family pricing is available with two paying adults. Email jazzattheridge@gmail.com with ticket requests.

YOGA IN NATURE April 11, 6-8pm, at Hilton Shelter 201. This is an all-levels yoga class that will help you disconnect with the world and reconnect with nature by exploring the 8 limbs of yoga. There will be a combination of hiking and yoga, so dress accordingly. Bring your mat, yoga blocks, yoga strap and water. Registration required by April 10. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

GREAT DANE CLUB OF MARYLAND Saturday April 13, Howard County Fairgrounds.Two shows in one day. Lunch and vendors in the building. Puppy and veteran sweepstakes and parade, 8am start. Morning show after sweepstakes but not before 9:15am. Afternoon show & junior handling right after lunch break. For information: zoedane@aol.com. Please no strollers or dogs not entered in the show.

GRANDPARENT & ME: NATURE HIKE April 14, 10-11:30am at McKeldin Area, Spring Glen Trail. With spring in bloom, what better way to enjoy the day than hiking and playing B-I-N-G-O together. Join us on the Spring Glen Trail at the McKeldin Area for a nature-themed game. This program is eligible for the Junior Rangers Green Hat Program. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK April 14, 1-2:30pm at Orange Grove Shelter 106. Travel back through time as we explore the rich archaeological resources that have been identified throughout the park over the past 112 years! Kelly Palich, Heritage Program Educator and Archaeologist with Howard County Recreation and Parks, will present on the history of research throughout the region, as well as provide artifacts and primary resources for you to explore. Come with questions or mystery artifacts to identify! Registration is required. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

24TH ANNUAL HOWARD COUNTY ANTIQUE FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION Howard County Fair Grounds. Consignment drop-off Wednesday, April 17th 2019 - Friday, April 19th 2019, 9am - dusk. The Auction will begin Saturday the 20th 2019 at 9 am. Tractors, farm & garden equipment, golf carts, building supplies, tools, antiques, boats, cars, trucks, trailers, & much more. A 5% buyers fee for all items sold for $1000 or less will go towards the Living Farm Heritage Museum. Information: 410-531-2569 or 410-988-81659 9am-9pm. www.farmheritage.org.

A CLOSER LOOK AT VULTURES April 20, 11am-noon at Soldiers Delight Visitor Center. Meet some of our avian educators and get an up-close overview of what we know about one of our most misunderstood and underappreciated scavengers. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

BAT NIGHT April 20, 7:15-8:30pm at Hilton Shelter 245. Come learn all about bats with biologist Dr. Kirsten Bohn of Johns Hopkins University. We'll watch live wild bats as they forage for bugs in the sky, and even listen to their echolocation in real time! Come be a part of the research to discover if the endangered Indiana bat lives at Patapsco! Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

EBENEZER UMC HOLY WEEK WORKSHIP SERVICE Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 4901 Woodbine Road, Winfield, invites the public to celebrate Easter at Holy Week worship services. An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 7, on the second floor of the Food Pantry Building, for infants to fifth grade, and include crafts, games, snacks and egg hunt. The community is welcome. Contact Julie Jones at 410-795-2890 or juliejones3@comcast.net for information. Palm Sunday worship will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. April 14. Maundy Thursday Communion service will be at 7:30 p.m. April 18. A Good Friday Tenebrae service will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 19. Easter Sunday, April 21, will begin with a Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at the Krimgold Park pavilion on Woodbine Road. The church youth will lead the service. Coffee and doughnuts will be served afterward. Traditional Easter worship to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ will be held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Sunday school will be held at 9:45 a.m. Easter Sunday. The Rev. Judith A. Emerson is Pastor. Information: 410-795-6136, eumcwinfield@gmail.com, or www.ebenezerumchurch.org.

LITTLE EXPLORERS: MESSY MUD April 21, 10:30-11:30am at Soldiers Delight Visitor Center. For children four years old and younger and their caregivers. Join your little explorer for an interactive parent/child hands-on program all about mud! Activities will include a guided storybook presentation, movement songs, and an outdoor exploration. Come ready to get messy! There will be suggested follow-up activities you can do together at home. It's never too early to learn to appreciate wildlife. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

OVATION DINNER THEATRE PRESENTS The hysterical, full audience participation production, where anything and everything that can go wrong, does, during this 2.5 hour performance. Dance, act, and laugh yourself silly, right alongside the wedding party. Enjoy cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres, a three-course meal prepared by Zeffert & Gold Catering. Two drink tickets will be provided with the ticket purchase. April 26, 6:30-10pm. Register at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/howardcounty/ or call 410-313-0200. $85 per person.

VINO SCHOLASTICO WINE TASTING AT HCC Friday, April 26, 2019. The evening starts with a limited-seating wine presentation brought to you by Decanter Fines Wines. Learn as wine enthusiast, Julie Pedroncelli from Pedroncelli Winery, shares her family s passion behind their wines, enjoy selected tastings and ask questions. To follow an evening full of fine wines, craft beers, and spirits. The evening also includes entertainment and gourmet food selections provided by local and regional restaurants. For tickets: www.howardcc.edu/vino.

CITY NATURE CHALLENGE 2019 Fri. April 26 - Sun. April 29. The City Nature Challenge is a friendly competition among cities across the globe to find and document plants and wildlife over a four-day period. Last year the Baltimore Metro area came in 13th GLOBALLY in only our first year! This year we plan on making it to the top. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

iSPY WITH MY iNATURALIST EYE April 26, 10am-3pm, Hilton Nature Center. Drop into the Nature Center for a short tutorial on how you can use the app iNaturalist as you explore the park. Help Patapsco lead the Baltimore Metropolitan area to victory in the City Nature Challenge by identifying as many species as possible. Dress for a hike. Bring a cell phone or tablet with internet access and a good camera. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

HOWARD CHAPEL-RIDGEVILLE UMC 1970 Long Corner Road, Mt. Airy, MD will be holding its annual Fried Shrimp and Roast Beef Dinner with dessert, served family-style, on April 27, 2019 from 1-5pm. Bake Table will be available. Prices are Adults and Carryouts $20; Children (6-12) $8; Church is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 301-829-2391.

CITY NATURE CHALLENGE - BIOBLITZ WITH STEVENSON UNIVERSITY April 27, 1-4pm at Hollofield Shelter 300. Over 100 cities around the globe will compete in the City Nature Challenge this year. Team up with students and biologists from Stevenson University, as well as park staff and other industry experts, to identify as many species of plants and animals within the park as possible. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

TOT SWAP CONSIGNMENT SALE Friday April 26th, 9am-7pm, April 27th, 9am-5pm, April 28th, 10am-4pm, Howard County Fairgrounds. Free Admission. Over 300 families selling like-new childrens items. Where savvy moms shop, sell & save! Information: Robyn Rutland 301-330-2678 9am-7pm. www.totswap.net.

FREE ART, MUSIC & DANCE "FOR YOUNG AT HEART" A free Spring "Art for the Young at Heart" Concert will be 4 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in St. Louis Church, Clarksville. The Atlantic Reed Consort and St. Louis Chamber Orchestra -- featuring the Treble youth Choir and gallery art, complemented by the Columbia Chamber Ballet -- will perform "Carnival of Animals," "Pictures at an Exhibition," Gershwin "Lullaby" and PBS Kids' tunes. No tickets are required for this family-oriented event, but best seating is first-come for this popular community performance, which includes a post-concert musical instrument "petting zoo." For more information about the Spring Concert or the Series "Patriotic Pops" finale May 19, visit www.stlconcertseries.org or phone 410-531-6040.

FAMILY FUN DAY April 28, 1-4pm, at the Hilton Area. Enjoy games, horses, ice cream, live music and all sorts of fun-filled activities. Learn about volunteer activities at our park and our sister organizations. Have fun and get involved! Free entry to this event. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register. Membership is open to everyone - all you need is a desire to serve and make your community a better place. Don't miss this opportunity to become part of something bigger than yourself. Please contact Martin Bonura at join22wlions@gmail.com or 443-472-5456 for questions or to RSVP.

FRISKY'S ANNUAL GARAGE/FUNDRAISING SALE Frisky's Wildlife & Primate Sanctuary, Inc., 10790 Old Frederick Road (Rt, 99), Woodstock, every weekend in April, starting April 6, 9am-5pm. Major fundraiser for Frisky's Wildlife and Primate Sanctuary. Donations accepted any day 1-3pm. Visit www.friskys.org, email: friskyswildlife@yahoo.com for more information.

AFTERNOON STROLL Mondays in April, 4pm at Avalon Ranger Station. Meet like-minded hikers at the Avalon Ranger station for a self-led hike on one of the many scenic trails throughout the area. Maps with trail highlights will be provided. Shine only. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

INVASIVE SPECIES TASK FORCE Sundays in April, 9am-noon, at McKeldin Parking Lot A. Join park staff and other motivated volunteers for a fun, informative morning removing invasive plants! Listen to a short talk from a ranger about how to identify local invasive plants and why these species are such a threat to our ecosystem. We'll take a short hike to the work area to remove the plants covered in the ranger talk. Wear long pants, sleeves, sturdy boots and work gloves, and bring plenty of water! Insect repellent and sunscreen are also suggested. Ages 10 and up. Shine only. Please call 410-461-5005 for additional information or to register.

"GROWING FRUIT TREES AND SMALL FRUITS IN YOUR GARDEN Please join us at the Savage Library on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. when Master Gardener Jerry Kissel presents "Growing Fruit Trees and Small Fruits in Your Garden". In this presentation, you will be given a general overview of fruit trees and small fruits for your garden. You will learn cultural requirements, pruning tips, pest concerns, pollination, and soil preparation. Additionally, tips on growing strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, grapes and blueberries will be shared. Registration for the presentation is through the Savage Library on-line at http://www.hclibrary.org or with the Staff on 410-313-0760. The Savage Library is located at 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel, MD 20723.

BEST BINGO EVER! Join Neighbor Ride on Saturday, May 4th for its 5th Annual Basket BINGO, featuring bags, totes, and organizers by Thirty-One Gifts filled with an incredible assortment of valuable prizes, including Southwest e-passes, cultural and athletic event tickets, restaurant gift cards, jewelry, bottles of wine, family fun packages and more. The event is being held at FOP Lodge 69, just outside of Old Ellicott City (2832 Nine Mile Circle-Catonsville). Doors open at 6pm / Games begin at 7pm. Dinner by Tino's Italian Bistro, along with a variety of snacks and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the night.Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.neighborride.com or via check, mailed to Neighbor Ride at 5570 Sterrett Place, Suite 102, Columbia, MD 21044.

COLUMBIA PRO CANTARE will feature works by two popular American composers at its next concert, Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8 pm at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, Maryland. The music of George Gershwin and Jerome Kern triumphed on Broadway and in film in the 1920s and 1930s. CPC and the CPC Chamber Singers will perform some of their greatest hits including Jerome Kern's "Long Ago and Far Away" (with lyrics by Ira Gershwin), "The Way You look Tonight," and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes;" and Gershwin's "Summertime" featuring soprano Kayla Currie, "Sign of Spring," and the "Who Can Ask for Anything More" medley. Instrumental pieces will include Gershwin's "Lullaby" with the Howard County Concert Orchestra's String Quartet," and "Rhapsody in Blue" with pianist Eric Zuber. In a salute to another American musical icon, CPC, accompanied by pianist Sammy Marshall, will perform "And Make Our Garden Grow" from Leonard Bernstein's Candide. A free lecture on the music will begin at 7 pm, and the performance will be followed by a complementary reception. Tickets for the performance are $23, $20 (students and senior citizens) in advance; $2 more at the door. Children 5-15: $10. Ticets may be ordered online at the CPC website, www.procantare.org, or by phone at 301-854-0107 or 410-799-9321.

EL HOGAR.ORG CELEBRATION Join us at Sharp's at Waterford Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd, Brookeville, on May 5, 3-6pm for a free family friendly event in English and Spanish to celebrate El Hogar.org. Bring your ideas on how to make the school better or to show your support and learn more about education in Honduras. Drinks, food trucks, games and lots of information. Come on out! www.elhogar.org/mcelebratinghondurashoy or Denise Sharp at 301-938-2146

ST. JAMES UMC ANNUAL SPRING FLING Saturday, May 11th from 8am to 1pm. Browse through bedding and vegetable plants, hanging baskets, crafts, handmade quilts and flea market finds! Stop by the church Fellowship Hall for breakfast and lunch items, snacks, beverages, and homemade baked goods. Proceeds benefit United Methodist Women, the Quilting Ministry, and the St. James Camp Hope Team. St. James is located in West Friendship on Route 99 just east of Route 32. Anyone interested in an outdoor yard sale space please call the church office at 410-442-2020 and leave your name and number.

FAMILY YOGA CLASS Sharp's at Waterford Farm will hold a down-on-the-farm Family Yoga Class and farm tour to benefit the Community Action Council of Howard County's Community Garden and help fight hunger in Howard County on March 24th. Program starts at 1:00 to 1:45 with a farm tour to follow. Join to salute your family health, fun and reduce hunger in your neighborhood. Learn more at www.Sharpfarm.com and www.cac-hc.org Register by contacting Sharp's at Waterford Farm, 410-489-2572 or emailingfarmquestions@Sharpfarm.com

THE KIWANIS CLUB OF ELLICOTT CITY meets Monday evenings at 6:30pm at the Bob Evans Restaurant, 4900 Beaver Run Court (off Executive Park Drive at Rte 100). Please contact Harry Slade with questions at 410-418-8218.

HOWARD COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY HELP DESK offers a free help desk on the 3rd Saturday of the month 1-4pm at the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City. Genealogical research help into all areas of the US and other countries is available. Call 410-381-7899.

DO YOU SUFFER FROM CHRONIC PAIN? Free Cannabis Education and Patient Registration Workshops every Tues 9-10AM/Thurs 7-8PM! We look forward to meeting you! www.trilogy.health. 443-539-7372

THE HOWARD COUNTY CAT CLUB NEEDS A NEW LOCATION We are still looking for a new place to call home...and save cats! If you know someone who has a walkout basement, in-law suite, outbuilding, etc., that might be willing to help us out, please let me know. We'd like to be within a 15-minute drive of Columbia, Maryland. Help us save more cats! Visit http://www.howardcountycats.org for more information.


General Notes

THE MARYLAND ACCORDION CLUB meets 2-5pm, on the first Saturday of each month, September through June, in Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave., Catonsville, MD. Our current members reside in Anne Arundel Baltimore, Carroll, Calvert, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent, and Prince George's Counties, DC, DE, and VA. In 2019, the club begins its 17th year as a MD 501-C3 Non-Profit Organization. Each meeting includes an "open stage" session where accordionists, concertina, harmonium, and players of other free reed, acoustic, and folk instruments perform at every proficiency level in styles ranging from classical to jazz across world-wide traditions. Visitors/Listeners are welcome. FMI, email MarylandAccordionClub@gmail.com or call the club president at 443-610-3667.

SUBSTANCE LOSS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP meets the 1st Thursday of each month, 6-7:30pm in Hunt Valley. Meetings are free but pre-registration and screening is required. For additional information, call Gilchrist at 443-849-8251.