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april

1………. RSVPs due for Dinner & Dance (April 12), Benefit Disabled American Veterans Chapter #5, Guardian Hose, E. Main St., Thurmont. 301-271-4002, 443-686-1817.

1………. Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m./7:00-8:00 p.m. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

1………. Spring/Easter Old Fashion Bingo, Vigilant Hose Company Firehall, W. Main Street, Emmitsburg. Doors open 5:00 p.m.; Early birds 6:50 p.m.; Bingo 7:00 p.m.

1,16…. Daytime Grief Support Group, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Ste. A, Frederick. 2:00-3:30 p.m. Free.  240-566-3030; lkinna@fmh.org; dwatterson@fmh.org.

2…… Simple Soup/Bread Lunch & Conversation, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Emmitsburg. 11:45 a.m. Fr. John Holliday speaks on “Joy.”

2………. North Western Frederick County Civic Association meeting, Sabillasville Elementary School, 1621-B Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville, MD. 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

4………. All You Can Eat Fish Bake Fridays, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, Thurmont. 5:00-7:30 p.m. $10/Adults; $5/Ages 4-12; Free/Ages 3-under. Sponsored by the Father Shaum Knights of Columbus Council 11975.

4………. Italian Night (All You Can Eat), Rocky Ridge Fire Co. Activities Bldg., Rocky Ridge, MD. 5:00-8:00 p.m. $8/Adults; $4/Ages 5-12; Free/ages 4 & under. 301-271-3781.

4…… Spring Cash Bingo, Taneytown Fire Auxiliary, Activity Bldg., Taneytown. Doors open 5:00 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. $15/door.  410-756-4208.

4,5… Thurmont Thespians Smoke on the Mountain, American Legion, Thurmont. 8:00 p.m. $15/ticket. 301-271-7613.

5…… Turkey & Oyster Supper, Tom’s Creek UMC, 10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg. 12:00-6:00 p.m.

5…… Indoor Yard Sale, Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Thurmont. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Tables $10/each. Food available. Rent table 240-674-4688.

5…… Work Camp Bingo, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. $30/advance; $35/door. Includes All Inclusive 9 Pack & Spaghetti Dinner from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Proceeds support OLMC/SAS and St. Joseph’s youth to attend Work Camp.  John Dowling 301-271-4439; Patty Goff 301-271-4555; Parish Office 301-447-2367.

5…… Oyster, Turkey and Country Ham Dinner (buffet-style), Faith United Church of Christ, 9333 Oppossumtown Pike, Frederick. 12:00-5:30 p.m. $16/Adults; $8/Ages 6-12; Free/under 6. $17/Carryouts. 301-271-7573.

5…… Community Egg Hunt (ages 12 & under), Mt Moriah Lutheran Church Community Center (Foxville Schoolhouse), 14814 Foxville Deerfield Rd., Sabillasville. 10:00 a.m. Pastor Julie Brigham 240-405-2173.

5………. Weekly Money Bingo, Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company, Activity Building, Rocky Ridge (every Saturday evening). Doors open 4:30 p.m.; games begin 7:00 p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot. rrvfc@rockyridgevfc.com; follow on Facebook.

5…… Meeting, Frederick Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), Edenton Retirement Community, Manor House, 5800 Genesis Ln., Frederick, MD. 10:00 a.m., social time follows. Guest speaker, Dick Weis. Everyone welcome.

6…… Thurmont Thespians Smoke on the Mountain, American Legion, Thurmont. 2:00 p.m. $15/ticket. 301-271-7613.

6………. Spring Shopping Bazaar, Woodsboro American Legion Auxiliary, 101 W. Elizabeth St., Woodsboro. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Over forty vendors. 910-333-4463.

6………. Longaberger Basket & Thirty-One Bingo, Lewistown Fire Hall. Sponsored by TMS PTA. Doors open 12:30 p.m.; Games 2:00 p.m.  $20/advance; $25/door. Missy Worth at 301-730-8412.

7………. Thurmont Ministerium Lenten Service, Thurmont Church of the Brethren. 7:00 p.m.

7………. “Served with Grace” Free Community Meal (first Monday each month), Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont, 5:30-7:00 p.m. All welcome.

7………. Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church.  6:00-7:30 p.m. Free to everyone. 301-271-4511.

8………. Mother Seton School Young Authors Night, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 7:00-8:00 p.m. Literary works by MSS student authors in grades Pre-K–8. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

8………. Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m./7:00-8:00 p.m. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

8………. Senior Tax Credit Seminar, Thurmont Senior Center, Thurmont. 1:30 p.m. 301-271-7911.

9………. St. Anthony Shrine, Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m. Traditional Worship Service + Fellowship, Rev. Jon Greenstone preaching on “Contentment.”

11…….. Elias Lutheran Church Coffee House Special,  100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m. Featuring Seven X Seventy. www.eliaslutheranchurch.org.

11…….. All You Can Eat Fish Bakes Fridays, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, Thurmont. 5:00-7:30 p.m. $10/Adults; $5/4-12; Free/3 & under. Sponsored by the Father Shaum Knights of Columbus Council 11975.

11,12……… Thurmont Thespians Smoke on the Mountain, American Legion, Thurmont. 8:00 p.m. $15/ticket. 301-271-7613.

12…….. Thurmont Thespians Smoke on the Mountain, American Legion, Thurmont. Dinner Theater 6:30 p.m. $35/ticket (includes dinner/show). 301-271-7613.

12…….. Dinner & Dance Benefit Disabled American Veterans Chapter #5, Guardian Hose Activities Building, E. Main St., Thurmont. Dinner 6:00 p.m.; Dance 7:00 p.m.-midnight. Jim Eyler and The Country Ramblers. $25/person, no alcohol. RSVP by April 1. 301-271-4002, 443-686-1817.

12…….. 5th Annual Gregory A. Brashears Jr. Memorial Atlantic City Bus Trip. Bus departs from Thurmont Plaza 7:00 a.m.; return at 11:00 p.m. $45/person (non-refundable). Must be 21 years of age. Tickets: Lori Long 301-748-6007.

12…….. Think Spring Yard Sale, Fort Ritchie Community Center, Cascade. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Vendors may set up day before. Free admission. 301-241-5085.

12…….. Nursing a Nation Divided (family event @medical science during Civil War), The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Free. www.setonheritage.org; 301-447-6606.

12…….. 16th Annual Catoctin Affair, EventPlex at  Frederick Fairgrounds. 6:30 – 11:00 p.m. Benefit The Mental Health Association of Frederick County.  301-663-0011; www.fcmha.org.

12…….. Frederick County Genealogy Society Meeting, Multipurpose room of Homewood at Crumland Farms, 4707 Willow Road, Frederick.  1:00-3:00 p.m. Guests are welcome. Nancy Thrasher Cherry presents Thrasher ancestors of Frederick County. 301-271-2867.

13…. Thurmont Thespians Smoke on the Mountain, American Legion, Thurmont. 2:00 p.m. $15/ticket. 301-271-7613.

13…….. Palm Sunday Service, Trinity United Church of Christ, 101 E. Main St., Thurmont. 11:00 a.m. Music by Bonnie Clowes & Tim Kueberth. 301-271-2305.

13…….. Easter Egg Hunt, Gateway Candyland, Rt. 15 & N. Franklinville Rd., Thurmont. 1:00 p.m. 301-271-2322.

13…….. Palm Sunday, Deerfield United Methodist Church, Passion Play. 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

13…. Palm Sunday Service, Lewistown United Methodist Church, Lewistown. 9:30 a.m.

13-18…. Services for Holy Week: Sun., Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 7:00 p.m.; Wed. Apr. 16–Seder 6:00 p.m. (followed by service w/Bells of Grace Handbell Choir). Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. All welcome. 301-271-2379.

14…….. Thurmont Ministerium Lenten Service, Lewistown United Methodist Church. 7:00 p.m.

14,28.. Evening Grief Support Group, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Ste. A, Frederick, MD. 5:00-6:30 p.m. 240-566-3030; lkinna@fmh.org; dwatterson@fmh.org.

15…….. Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m./7:00-8:00 p.m. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

15…….. Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church. 10:00-11:30 a.m.  Free to everyone. 301-271-4511.

17…….. Mother Seton School Holy Week Prayer Service, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Special Prayer Service. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

17…….. Holy Thursday Service, Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 7:00 p.m. 301-271-2802.

17…….. Maundy Thursday Service, Lewistown United Methodist Church, Lewistown. 7:00 p.m.

17,18…. Seafood Bonanza, Vigilant Hose Co., Fire Hall. 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

18…….. Good Friday Service, Weller United Methodist Church, held at Deerfield UMC. 7:00 p.m. 301-271-2802.

18…….. Good Friday, Deerfield United Methodist Church, Passion Play. 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

18…….. Good Friday Services, Lewistown United Methodist Church, Lewistown. Noon, 1:00 p.m.

18,19.. The New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, Weinberg Center, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. April 18—7:30 p.m.; April 19—2:00 p.m./7:30 p.m. $10/ under 6; $15/Students & seniors; $20/Adults. 301-600-2828; www.weinbergcenter.org. Group tickets (20+): 301-662-3722.

19…….. Easter Egg Roll, Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Ages 2 & up. Bring Easter basket. Easter Bunny; games, food, & more. $5. Pre-registration suggested. 301-600-2936; www.rosehillmuseum.com.

19…….. Easter Egg Hunt, Fort Ritchie Community Center, Cascade. 1:00-2:00 p.m.

19…….. Easter Egg Hunt, Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 11:00 a.m.  in grades 5 and under. 301-271-2802; www.wellerumc.com.

19…….. Annual Storm Spring Fest, Thurmont Activities Building (carnival grounds), Thurmont. Doors open 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Vendors/crafters/organizations. $25/table ($15/additional table). Tammy 240-357-1834 or harrington907@gmail.com.

19…….. Community Picnic & Easter Egg Hunt, Emmitsburg Community Park, Emmitsburg. Sponsored by Christ’s Community Church. 12:00-2:00 p.m. 301-447-4224.

19…….. Easter Egg Hunt, HeartFields Assisted Living, 1820 Latham Dr., Frederick, MD. 10:30 a.m. 301-663-8800.

20…….. Easter Sunday Sunrise Service. Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 15116 Foxville Church Rd., Sabillasville, MD. 6:30 a.m. Regular service 9:00 a.m. All welcome. Pastor Julie Brigham 240-405-2173.

20…….. Easter Sunday Services, Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. Sunrise: 6:30 a.m.; Traditional: 8:30 a.m.; Contemporary: 11:00 a.m. 301-271-2802.

20…….. Easter Sunday Services, Lewistown United Methodist Church, Lewistown. Sunrise 6:00 a.m.; Breakfast 7:00 a.m.; Traditional 9:00 a.m.

20…….. Easter Sunday Service, Trinity United Church of Christ, 101 E. Main St., Thurmont. 11:00 a.m. Special music by Sarah Howes. 301-271-2305.

20…….. Thurmont Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Thurmont Lions Club, Thurmont Community Park, Thurmont. 2:00 p.m. Easter Bunny. Three egg hunts ( 0-3, 4-6, & 7-12). Bring Easter basket.

20…….. Easter Services, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont: Sunrise, 6:00 a.m.; Lovefeast w/ Bells of Grace Handbell Choir, 7:00 a.m.; Worship w/Hosanna Voice Choir, 10:30 a.m.

20…….. Easter Egg Hunt, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 9:15 a.m. www.eliaslutheranchurch.org.

21…….. Red Cross Blood Drive, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 103 N. Church St., Thurmont.  2:00-7:30 p.m.  Terry 301-271-7872 to schedule appt./info. Walk-ins welcome.

26…….. 1st Annual Ladies Day, Catoctin Church of Christ, 104 N. Carroll St., Thurmont. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. RSVP (by Apr. 20) 301-271-2069.

26…….. Bingo Bash, Emmitsburg Amb. Co., 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 4:00 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. $35/in Advance; $45/at Door. 240-285-3184; 301-748-6894.

26…….. Cash Bingo, American Legion Hesson-Snider Post 120, Taneytown, MD. $25/person (eligible for ALL Drawings). 3:00-8:00 p.m. Food & beverages available 2:00-7:00 p.m. 410-596-7378.

26…….. Cash Bingo, Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Thurmont. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; Bingo 6:00 p.m. $20/in Advance; $25/at Door. Food & bake table available. Proceeds benefit Faith UCC. 301-788-2427; 301-271-7573.

26…….. Slippery Turkey Pot Pie Dinner w/Turkey & Ham, Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 S. Main St., Woodsboro, MD. 12:00-5:00 p.m. $11/Adults; $5/ 6-10; Free/ under 5. $5/Quart. $12/Carryout (301-271-3309 by Apr. 24). 301-845-4533.

26…….. Fort Ritchie Community Center Fishing Tournament, Cascade, MD. 6:30 a.m.-noon. Register online or in person. $50 ($55 if using credit card). 301-241-5081.

26…….. Sandwich Sale, sponsored by Thurmont Lions Club, Bell Hill Farm, 15202 Catoctin Mountain Hwy., Thurmont. Pit beef, pork, turkey, and ham sandwiches, alone or as a platter (Cole slaw, drink, & side). 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

26,27…. Spring Festival, Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 26 –10:00 a.m.-4:00 pm; 27 –12:00-4:00 p.m. Parking donation $1; fees for some activities. 301-600-1650; www.rosehillmuseum.com.

27…. Easter Cantata, Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 10:00 a.m. Choir. 301-271-2802.

28…….. Thurmont Grange #409 Antique RoadShow, Thurmont Grange Bldg. 7:00 p.m. Items appraised for $5.00/each & proceeds donated to a worthy cause. Everyone welcome.

29                  Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m./7:00-8:00 p.m. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

february

27…….. Elias Lutheran Church Yard Sale, 100 North Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

28…….. DJ Jake will be playing all your favorites, Thurmont American Legion, Thurmont. 301-271-4411.

28…….. St. John’s Christian Preschool Open House, 15 North Church St., Thurmont. Information session 9:00 a.m.; Tour 9:30 a.m. 301-271-4109.

28…. Elias Lutheran Church Yard Sale, 100 North Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

march

1………. Elias Lutheran Church Yard Sale, 100 North Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

1………. Annual Spring Roast Beef, Turkey and Ham Supper and Bazaar, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 12:00-5:00 p.m. $11/Adults; $4/Children 6-12. $12/Carryout. 301-447-6239.

1…… Mother Seton School Mardi Gras, Carriage House Inn, Emmitsburg. 6:00-10:00 p.m. Cajun menu, cash bar, auction, dancing. $60/person; $450/table 8. Sponsorship opportunities available for individuals/businesses. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

1………. Celtic Spring Fling w/ Live Music by Cormorant’s Fancy, St. Joseph’s Church Parish Center, N. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 5:45-9:00 p.m. Pig Roast dinner, auction, desserts, door prizes, dancing. $35/person (pre-paid admission only). Benefits Emmitsburg Osteopathic Primary Care Center. Bill O’Toole 301-447-2690; otoole@msmary.edu.

1…… Soup & Sandwich Sale, St. Johns Lutheran Church, Creagerstown, MD. Chicken noodle, Turkey corn, Vegetable, & Bean. $5/quart. 12” subs $5/ea. Pretzel Bread Sandwich $4. Orders must be in by March 19. Pick-up: March 27. Glenna Willhide 301-271-7851.

1………. FCPS All-County Student Art Exhibit, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD. Free to public. 3:00-5:00 p.m. (show continues throughout March at normal business hours). 301-698-0656; www.delaplaine.org.

1………. Weekly Money Bingo, Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co., Activity Bldg., Rocky Ridge, MD. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. rrvfc@rockyridgevfc.com.

2………. The Pete Seeger Tribute Sing-a-long, Harriet Chapel, Thurmont. 5:00-7:00 p.m. $10.00 suggested donation. Event benefits Thurmont Ministerium Emergency Utility Fund. Norman Gibat 301-471-6416; Rick Hill 301-788-0014.

3………. “Served with Grace” Free Community Meal (first Monday each month), Graceham Moravian Church, 8231 A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont.  5:30-7:00 p.m. All welcome.

3………. Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 6:00-7:30 p.m. Serves anyone in need. 301-271-4511.

3…… Cash Bingo, Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company, 10307 Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro, MD. Doors open 5:00 p.m., Games begin 7:00 p.m.  Must be 16 years or older.

4…… Harriet Chapel’s Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 5:00-7:00 p.m.  $6/Adults; $3/Children; Free/Children 4 or under. Proceeds support the ministries of the church.

4…… Daytime Grief Support Group, Hospice of Frederick County’s Bereavement Program, 516 Trail Ave., Suite A, Frederick, MD. 2:00-3:30 p.m. No-cost. 240-566-3030; lkinna@fmh.org; dwatterson@fmh.org.

4………. Pancake Dinner, HeartFields Assisted Living, 1820 Latham Dr., Frederick, MD. Support Alzheimer’s Association. 5:00 p.m. $5. (RSVP 301-663-8800 by Feb. 28).

4…… Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Tuesday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, Thurmont. 5:00-8:00 p.m. $7/Adults; $3/Ages 4-10; Free/Ages 3 & under. Buffet Style–All You Can Eat.

4…… Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m./ 7:00-8:00 p.m. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

4…… An All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper, hosted by Trouts Towne Restaurant, 200 North 2nd St., Woodsboro, MD. 4:00-7:00 p.m. $8/person & non-perishable food item. Food items benefit Walkersville Food Bank. All proceeds benefit the 1Lt Rob Seidel Wounded Soldiers. 301-898-5686.

5…… Grief Education/Support Group (3 months or less after the death), Hospice of Frederick County, Ste A, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick, MD. 4-weeks. 6:00-7:30 p.m. 240-566-3030. Register by Feb. 28. No charge. www.hospiceoffrederick.org.

5…… The Northwestern Frederick County Civic Association Meeting, Sabillasville Elementary School, Sabillasville, MD. 6:30 p.m.

8…… Weekly Money Bingo, Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co., Activity Bldg., Rocky Ridge, MD. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. rrvfc@rockyridgevfc.com.

8…… ACS Relay for Life Benefit Dance, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 8:00 p.m.-midnight. Doors open 7:00. Featuring StickTime. $15/person (must be 21 years of age). Lisa 240-315-533; Lynn 301-447-3060.

8…… Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church Buffet Breakfast & Pork Sale, Tom’s Creek Rd. (off Rt. 140). 6:00-10:00 a.m. $8/Adults; $4/ages 5-10; Free/ages under 5. Bake Table. Orders for Sausage/Scrapple/Pork Chops. Orders no later than March 2. 443-605-2995; 301-447-2403; 443-605-2675.

8…… Oyster, Turkey and Country Ham Dinner (buffet style), Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Thurmont. 12:00-5:00 p.m. $16/Adults; $7/Children 6-12. $17/Carryouts. 301-898-9988.

8…… Indoor Yard Sale with Bake Table, St. John’s United Church of Christ, 8 North 2nd St., Woodsboro, MD. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Snow date: March 15). Parking in front or rear of church.

8………. Frederick County Genealogy Society Meeting, multipurpose room of Homewood at Crumland Farms, 4707 Willow Rd., Frederick, MD. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Guests welcome. Guest speaker, Eileen Souza.

9…… All-You-Can-Eat Country Breakfast, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, Thurmont. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. $7/Adults; $3/Ages 4-10; Free/Ages 3 & under.

10…. Evening Grief Support Group, Hospice of Frederick County’s Bereavement Program, 516 Trail Ave., Suite A, Frederick, MD. 5:00-6:30 p.m. No-cost. 240-566-3030; lkinna@fmh.org; dwatterson@fmh.org.

10-13. Science Fair, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Public invited. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

12…. Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m. A Contemporary Worship Service + Fellowship, Barbara Anderson will facilitate a conversation on “Sin and Reconciliation.”

14……. All You Can Eat Fish Bake Fridays, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, Thurmont. 5:00-7:30 p.m. $10/Adults; $5/Ages 4-12; Free/Ages 3 & under. Sponsored by Father Shaum Knights of Columbus Council 11975.

14…. Coffee House at Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. Featuring REFUGE and Silver Lining Band. 7:00 p.m.  A ministry for teens and adults. Free. 301-447-6239 eliasluth@gmail.com.

14,15…… Seton Center Thrift Shop $5 Bag Sale, 16840 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. March 14—10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; March 15—10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Bags provided. Infant strollers/baby buggies prohibited due to limited space. 301-447-6102; setoncenterinc@doc.org; www.setoncenterinc.org.

15…….. Last Chance Bonanza, Fort Ritchie Community Center, Cascade, MD. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Dinner, dancing, silent auction. $35/couple.  Proceeds benefit life-changing programs at the Community Center. www.thefrcc.org or call 301-241-5085.

15…. 6th  Mountaintop Community Spring Fair, Blue Ridge Fire Hall, Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Singer/song writer Rich Fehle. Collectibles Road Show ($5 per item) 11:00 a.m. Vendor spaces $10/8’ x 10’ (includes 8’ table). Proceeds benefit Amanda Bowders Community Memorial Garden. Lynn or Duke Martin 717-642-5645.

15…. Weekly Money Bingo, Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co., Activity Bldg., Rocky Ridge, MD. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. rrvfc@rockyridgevfc.com.

15…. Old Fashion Pig Roast, hosted by Sons of the American Legion Post 121, Emmitsburg Ambulance building, Emmitsburg. 4:00-7:00 p.m. Doors open 3:00 p.m. $25/Couple; $15/Children 12 and over; Free/Children under 12. Benefits those in the community who are in need.

16…. “Daystar” for a Gospel Concert, Deerfield U.M. Church, 16405 Foxville Deerfield Rd., Savillasville, MD. 10:15 a.m. Everyone welcome. 301-241-3158.

17…. 2014 Celtic Concert, Marion Burk Knott Auditorium, Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg. Featuring band, Lúnasa. Seating begins 6:30 p.m. Free Admission. Tickets required; pick up at Emmitsburg or Thurmont Libraries beginning March 1.

18…. Daytime Grief Support Group, Hospice of Frederick County’s Bereavement Program on-going self-help group, 516 Trail Ave., Suite A, Frederick, MD. 2:00-3:30 p.m. No-cost program. 240-566-3030; lkinna@fmh.org; dwatterson@fmh.org.

18……. Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 10:00-11:30 a.m. Serves anyone in need. Donations of clothing, etc. welcome (drop box outside bldg.). 301-271-4511.

18…. Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m./ 7:00-8:00 p.m. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

19…….. Trinity United Methodist Church, Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m. A Traditional Worship Service + Fellowship, Rev. Katie Penick preaching on “Service.”

19…. Pot Pie Dinner, Lewistown United Methodist Church, 11032 Hessong Bridge Rd., Lewistown, MD. Slippery Pot pie w/chicken and ham, green beans, cole slaw, applesauce, drinks and dessert. $11/Adults; $6/Children 6-12; $12/Carryout. 301-898-7888.

21…. All You Can Eat Fish Bake Fridays, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, Thurmont. 5:00-7:30 p.m. $10/Adults; $5/Ages 4-12; Free/Ages 3 & under. Sponsored by Father Shaum Knights of Columbus Council 11975.

22…. Catfish and Chicken Fry, Sons of AMVETS Squadron 7, Thurmont. 4:00-7:00 p.m. Doors open 3:00 p.m. $15/person.

22…. Weekly Money Bingo, Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co., Activity Bldg., Rocky Ridge, MD. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. rrvfc@rockyridgevfc.com.

22…. 5th Annual Spring Bazaar, Fort Ritchie Community Center, Cascade, MD. Prizes,  kids activities, great food. Vendors  still welcome, may set up day before the show. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 301-241-5085.

22-23…… Indoor/Outdoor Yard Sale, Graceham Volunteer Fire Co., 14026 Graceham Rd., Thurmont. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

24…. Evening Grief Support Group, Hospice of Frederick County’s Bereavement Program,  516 Trail Ave., Suite A, Frederick, MD. 5:00-6:30 p.m. No-cost. 240-566-3030; lkinna@fmh.org; dwatterson@fmh.org.

25…. Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m./ 7:00-8:00 p.m. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

26…. Emmitsburg Presybyterian Church, Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m. A Traditional Worship Service + Fellowship, Rev. Timothy Kromer preaching on “Sacrifice.”

27…. Natural Ways to Boost Your Energy, Hospice of Frederick County, Ste C, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick, MD. No charge. 3:00-4:00 p.m. 240-566-3038; www.hospiceoffrederick.org.

27…. Hospice 101 Class, Hospice of Frederick County, Ste C, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick, MD. 9:00-10:00 a.m. 240-566-3030. Registration required by March 20. No charge. www.hospiceoffrederick.org.

28,29.. SMR 44th Annual Antique Auto Swap Meet, Carroll County AG Center, 706 Agriculture Center Dr., Westminster, MD. Free Admission. 8:00 a.m. Robert Clubb 301-829-2000; smraaca@aol.com.

28…. All You Can Eat Fish Bake Fridays, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, Thurmont. 5:00-7:30 p.m. $10/Adults; $5/Ages 4-12; Free/Ages 3 & under. Sponsored by Father Shaum Knights of Columbus Council 11975.

28…. Turkey & Oyster Supper, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 3:00-7:00 p.m. $16/Adults; $8/Children 5-10; Free/Children under 5. 301-271-2379.

29…. Turkey & Oyster Supper, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 1:00-6:00 p.m. $16/Adults; $8/Children 5-10; Free/Children under 5. 301-271-2379.

29…. Weekly Money Bingo, Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co., Activity Bldg., Rocky Ridge, MD. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. rrvfc@rockyridgevfc.com.

29…. Feast at the Furnace Open Hearth Cooking Workshop, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Limited to 20 participants. $25. 410-243-2626 or www.catoctinfurnace.org.

29…. Vera Bradley and Coach Bingo, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. $20/20 games in advance; $25/at Door. Lena 301-717-8860; 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

29…. Easter Bazaar, Woodsboro Fire Co. Activities Bldg., 10307 Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro, MD. 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Crafts, homemade goodies, slippery pot pie, & more. Benefits Ladies Auxiliary. Rent table: Mary 301-401-2824.

april

1                   RSVPs due for Dinner & Dance (April 12), Benefit Disabled American Veterans Chapter #5, Guardian Hose, E. Main St., Thurmont. Dinner 6:00 p.m.; Dance 8:00 p.m.-midnight. Jim Eyler & The Country Ramblers. $25/person, no alcohol. 301-271-4002, 443-686-1817.

february

1…… Weekly Money Bingo, Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Co. Activity Building, 13527 Motters Station Rd, Rocky Ridge. (Every Saturday evening through April.) Doors open 4:30 p.m., games 7:00 p.m. rrvfc@rockyridgevfc.com.

1…… It’s Game Time! Emmitsburg Branch Library, Emmitsburg. Elementary children w/adult. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Kickoff Superbowl weekend. Wear team jersey/team colors; bring football cards, trade w/other collectors. Registration required: fcpl.org or 301-600-6329.

1…… Read To A Dog! – Wags For Hope, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Elementary children w/adult. 11:00-11:45 a.m. All reading levels welcome. *Allergy Alert! The dogs are live animals.* 301-600-7214.

1…… Countdown To Groundhog Day! Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. All ages welcome. 2:00-2:45 p.m. Make your own puppet. Register fcpl.org or 301-600-7214. Registration ends: Jan. 29 at 12:00 p.m.

2…… Super Sunday Bingo, Emmitsburg Volunteer Ambulance Co., 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 12:00 p.m.; Games 1:30 p.m. Pay for what you want to play. Tickets: Mary Lou 240-285-3184; Diane 301-748-6894.

3…… Cash Bingo, Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Co., 10307 Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro, MD. Doors open 5:00 p.m.; Games begin 7:00 p.m.  Must be 16 years or older.

3…… Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. Donations of clothing, shoes, linens, etc. welcome (drop box outside building). 6:00-7:30 p.m. 301-271-4511.

4………. Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 7:00-8:00 p.m. 301-447-3161; visit www.mothersetonschool.org.

5………. Ronald McDonald Visits Library, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Children w/adult. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Music, some magic, and lots of fun stories for kids. No registration necessary.

6………. Teen Advisory Group, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Teen Program. 3:00-4:00 p.m. Help the library w/ teen events, displays, and children’s programs. Earn school service hours.

7………. Annual Country Butchering, hosted by Catoctin FFA and FFA Alumni Chapter, Catoctin High School, Agriculture area, Thurmont. Meat may be picked up 3:30-7:00 p.m. Items available include sausage (loose or link); pork chops. ribs, pork loins, scrapple, pudding, shoulder roasts, ham roasts, etc.  (Rain date: March 7).

7………. Ralph Gann will be entertaining and having Karaoke, Thurmont American Legion, Thurmont. 301-271-4411.

8…… Cash Bash Bingo, Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Parish Center, 103 Church St., Thurmont. 3:00-8:00 p.m. Doors open 2:00 p.m. Four Cash prize drawings per hour. Grand Prize awarded 8:00 p.m. $25/person (not sold at door), includes food, drink & music by Back Roads. Tickets 301-447-2367.

8…… Safe & Sane 2014 Benefit Ladies/Girls Night Out, Emmitsburg Ambulance Co., Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg.  Jewelry from Browns’ Jewelry & Gift Store.  Doors open 5:00 p.m.; Games begin 7:00 p.m.  $30/person (includes finger foods & beverages). Silent auction & raffles.  Must be 16 to attend. Lisa White 301-788-6458.

8………. Fried Oyster and Turkey Dinner, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD. 12:00-5:00 p.m. $16/Adults; $7/Children ages 6-12; Free/under 5.  $17/Carryouts. Fancy table.

8………. Vera Bradley & Coach Bingo, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5:30 p.m., games begin 7:00 p.m. (Snow date Feb. 15) Raffles, door prizes, and concessions. 20 games. $20/advance; $25/door. Lena 301-717-8860; www.mothersetonschool.org.

8…… “First Class”  Playing  Classic Rock, Thurmont American Legion, Thurmont. 8:00 p.m.-midnight. $8/person or $15/couple (tickets available at their lounge); $10/person at Door. Proceeds go to children’s welfare programs. Everyone welcome, need not be a member. 301-271-4411.

8………. Sweetheart Dance, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. 2:00-3:30 p.m. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special sweetheart. Dress your best for a special afternoon of dancing and delights. This parent/grandparent & child event will fill-up fast so register early online at fcpl.org or 301-600-7214. Registration ends Feb. 3 at 12:00 p.m.

8…… Friends of the Library ‘Love Your Library’ Open House, Emmitsburg Branch Library, Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Bring whole family to create Valentine craft. Friends of the Library—find how your family can get involved. No obligation.

8…… Free Income Tax Assistance, Emmitsburg Branch Library, Emmitsburg. Adults. 1:00-3:30 p.m. Pre-registration required: 301-662-0294. Feb. 8 and 22; March 1, 8, 22, 29.

9…… Country Breakfast, Union Bridge Fire Hall, 8 W. Locust Street, Union Bridge, MD. 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $7/Adults; $3.50/Children ages 6-12; Free/Children age 5 and under. $7.50/Carryout. www.ubfc8.org or 443-340-9465.

9………. Thirty One Bags & Cash Bingo, Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company, 10307 Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro, MD. Doors open 12:00 p.m.; Games begin 1:30 p.m.  $20/in Advance; $25/at Door. Jean 301-639-3156 or Ruth 301-845-8406.

9…… Music Concert, Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. 6:00 p.m. Music by Chiz Rider. Free Admission. Offerings appreciated. 301-241-3050.

10…….. Monday Night Bingo, Union Bridge Fire Hall, 8 W. Locust Street, Union Bridge, MD. $15 (includes 20 startup cards). Doors open 5:30 p.m. Early birds, regular games, specials, quickies, split the pot, plenty of jars & pull tabs. Refreshments available for purchase. Great family fun! www.ubfc8.org or 410-775-7891.

11…….. Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 7:00-8:00 p.m. 301-447-3161; visit www.mothersetonschool.org.

11…. Teens Make Art! Reimagining Thrift Shop Paintings, Emmitsburg Branch Library, Emmitsburg. 4:00-5:00 p.m. Program part of monthly Teens Make Art! series. All materials provided. Register: fcpl.org or 301-600-6329.

12…. Meeting of the Northwestern Frederick County Civic Association, Sabillasville Elementary School, Sabillasville. 6:30 p.m.

13…….. Dungeons & Dragons, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. 4:00-7:00 p.m. A fantasy role-playing game where players work together. Promotes collaboration, creative problem solving, and literacy.

13…….. Anime Club, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Middle/High school. 6:00-7:30 p.m. Read graphic novels (manga)/watch Japanese animation (anime). Meet other fans, watch a movie and have some popcorn!

14…. Coffee House at Elias, Valentine’s Day Coffee House, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m. Featuring Silver Lining Band & OPEN MIC. Free. 301-447-6239 eliasluth@gmail.com.

14…. Amazing Lego Workshop, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Children ages 6-10 w/adult. 2:00-3:00 p.m. Registration required: fcpl.org or 301-600-7214.

15…….. Valentine-themed Literacy Party, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 East Moser Rd., Thurmont. 2:00-4:00 p.m. Crafts, story time, face painting, refreshments. Pre-school vision screenings available at no charge. Sponsored by Thurmont Regional Library and Thurmont Lions Club.

15…….. Country Butchering, Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Co., 13527 Motters Station Rd., Rocky Ridge, MD. Orders must be placed before February 7, 2014. Pancake breakfast served at activity building, from 6:00-10:00 a.m.

15…. Bob Leveille and his band, The Crossing, playing, Thurmont American Legion, Thurmont. 301-271-4411.

15…. Crab Leg & Shrimp Feed, Thurmont Ambulance Company, 27 N. Church St., Thurmont.  1st seating noon with dinner 1:00-3:00 p.m.; 2nd seating 4:00 p.m. with dinner 6:30-8:30 p.m. $30/person. 301-271-3820 or 301-748-5359.

16…. Movie time: Despicable 2, Thurmont American Legion, Thurmont. 1:00 p.m. Popcorn & soft drinks. 301-271-4411.

17…….. Rhyme Time Olympics, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Children ages 3-7 w/adult. 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 2:00-3:00 p.m. Test your skills at rhyme-inspired games. Registration required: fcpl.org or 301-600-7214.

18…….. Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. Welcomes everyone. Donations of clothing, shoes, linens, etc. welcome (drop box outside building 10:00-11:30 a.m. 301-271-4511.

18…….. Free! Monthly Job Assistance Workshop, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Adults. 2:00-4:00 p.m. Interviewing, resume writing, online application help & computer training. Presenter: Patie Elsberry, Goodwill of Monocacy Valley, 301-662-0622 x 209.

18…….. Barbies & Dinosaurs, Emmitsburg Branch Library, Emmitsburg. Children ages 3 and up. 3:00-5:00 p.m. 301-600-6329.

20…….. S.T.E.M. Afternoon, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 3:15-4:30 p.m. Children grades 3-5. Free event open to public. Registration required. 301-447-3161.

21…. DJ Big  Al , Thurmont American Legion, Thurmont. 301-271-4411.

21…….. Soup & Sandwich Carryout, Woodsboro Lutheran Church, 101 S. Main St., Woodsboro, MD. Pick-up 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Soups: Beef Veg., Chicken Corn, Bean. Quart $5.00; Pint $2.75; Chicken Salad $2.75; Co. Ham $3.50. Bake table. Orders by Feb. 18. 301-271-3309.

22…….. Bets4Pets Benefit, hosted by Second Hope Rescue and Tip Me Frederick, Linganore Winecellars. Casino night benefits feral & rescue animals. 7:00-10:00 p.m. Snow date: March 8. Tickets must be purchased in advance. bets4pets.com or Barbara 301-845-1061.

22…….. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night team Barkers 4 Blood Cancer 3rd Annual Dance 4 a Cure Zumbathon, Vigilant Hose Co., Emmitsburg. 1:30-4:30 p.m. All skill levels welcome: $10 donation in advance or $15 donation at door.   http://pages.lightthenight.org/md/WestMD14/Barkers4BloodCancer.

23…….. Turkey & Oyster Buffet Dinner, Union Bridge Fire Hall, 8 W. Locust Street, Union Bridge, MD. $16/person. 12:00-5:00 p.m. 410-775-2509 or 410-775-2872 or www.ubfc8.org.

24-28…. Penny Power Week, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Classes collecting “pennies” to benefit the MSS Tech. Fund. Any spare change? Consider donating it to help reach goal of $5,000. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

25…….. Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m./7:00-8:00 p.m. 301-447-3161; visit www.mothersetonschool.org.

25…….. 21st Annual FCPS countywide Technology Fair, Francis Scott Key (FSK) Mall, Frederick, MD. Public invited. 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Snow date Feb. 27). See skills middle school students develop in tech. education classes. 301-644-5188.

27…….. Elias Lutheran Church Yard Sale, 100 North Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

27…….. Dramatic Play Thursday – Fairy Tales In Action! Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Children of all ages. 6:30-7:15 p.m. No registration necessary.

27…….. Dungeons & Dragons, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. 4:00-7:00 p.m. Promotes collaboration, creative problem solving, and literacy. No registration necessary.

28…….. Habla Espanol? A Special Storytime, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Children ages 2-5 w/adult. 10:30-11:00 a.m. Registration required: fcpl.org or 301-600-7214.

28…….. Homeschool Heritage Day, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $5.301-600-1650; www.recreator.com.

28…….. DJ Jake will be playing all your favorites, Thurmont American Legion, Thurmont. 301-271-4411.

28…….. St. John’s Christian Preschool Open House, 15 North Church St., Thurmont. Information session 9:00 a.m.; Tour 9:30 a.m. 301-271-4109.

march

1………. Elias Lutheran Church Yard Sale, 100 North Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

1………. Annual Spring Roast Beef, Turkey and Ham Supper and Bazaar, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 12:00-5:00 p.m. $11/Adults; $4/Children 6-12. $12/Carryouts. 301-447-6239.

1…… Mother Seton School Mardi Gras, Carriage House Inn, Emmitsburg. 6:00-10:00 p.m. Cajun menu, cash bar, auction, dancing. $60/person; $450/table 8. Sponsorship opportunities available for individuals/businesses. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

1…… Celtic Spring Fling w/ Live Music by Cormorant’s Fancy, St. Joseph’s Church Parish Center, N. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 5:45-9:00 p.m. Pig Roast dinner, auction, desserts, door prizes, dancing. $35/person (pre-paid admission only). Benefits Emmitsburg Osteopathic Primary Care Center. Bill O’Toole 301-447-2690; otoole@msmary.edu.

3              Cash Bingo, Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company, 10307 Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro, MD. Doors open 5:00 p.m., Games begin 7:00 p.m.  Must be 16 years or older.

28…. Elias Lutheran Church Yard Sale, 100 North Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

January

1-4… Christmas Novena Masses, National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. 1:30 p.m.

2…… Teen Advisory Group, Teen Program (middle school, high school), Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. 3:00-4:00 p.m. Help the library with teen events, displays and children’s programs. Earn school service hours. No registration necessary.

2,16. Dungeons & Dragons, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. 4:00-7:00 p.m. Teen Program. Fantasy role-playing game; players work together to battle enemies, find treasure, and solve puzzles. No registration necessary.

4…… Stultz Fitness Open House, 285 Boyle Road in Fairfield, Pennsylvania. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  717-334-6009.

4…… Archbishop William E. Lori will celebrate Mother Seton’s Feast Day Mass at The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.

4…… Read to a Dog – Wags for Hope! Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. Elementary aged children w/adult. 11:00-11:45 a.m. Make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog and its owner/trainer! All reading levels welcome. *Allergy Alert! The dogs are live animals.* Register online fcpl.org or 301-600-7212.

6…… Graceham Moravian Church Free Community Meal, “Served with Grace,” (first Monday of every month), 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd. (Rt. 77), Thurmont. All welcome. 5:30-7:00 p.m. 301-271-2379.

8…… Northwestern Frederick County Civic Association Meeting, Keystone Kitchen, Waynesboro, PA. 6:00 p.m. All are welcome. George Kuhn 301-241-3997.

8…… Ornaments created for Community Remembrance Tree can be picked up at Cozy Restaurant in Thurmont. 5:00-6:00 p.m. Ornaments not claimed will become property of Thurmont Lions Club. Shirley 301-898-7004.

8…… 2014 Catoctin Safe and Sane Graduation Committee, media center at Catoctin High School.  7:00 p.m. All interested parents of the graduating class of 2014 are invited.

8…… Computer Basics for Beginners, Computer Class for adults, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6:00-7:30 p.m. Introductory three-part computer class. Sessions run January-March. Register at Library Information Desk or 301-600-7212.

9…… Anime Club, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Middle school/high school. 6:00-7:30 p.m. Read graphic novels (manga) and watch Japanese animation (anime). Watch movie; have popcorn! No registration necessary.

10…. Feast of Elizabeth Ann Seton Mass, National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Basilica.10:30 a.m. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was instrumental in creating the legacy of Catholic education in the Americas as we know it today. Come join us as we celebrate the Feast Day of our patron saint and foundress during a special Mass in her honor. 301-447-3161 or www.mothersetonschool.org.

11…. Got Snow? Emmitsburg Branch Library, Emmitsburg. Children of all ages w/adult. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Learn facts about snowflakes, experiment with snow, play winter games, & create frosty friend. Register fcpl.org or 301-600-6329.

11…. Oyster, Turkey and Country Ham Dinner (buffet style), Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Thurmont. 12:00-5:00 p.m. $16/Adults; $7/Children 6-12. $17/Carryout. 301-898-9988.

11…. “All You Can Eat” Breakfast to benefit the Jeremy Hahn Fund, Trinity United Church of Christ, 101 E. Main St., Thurmont. 6:00-11:00 a.m. $8/Adults; $5/Children ages 5-10; Free/children under age 5. Tickets: Brown’s Jewelry Store, Trinity Church, or 301-271-6965. Proceeds from the fundraiser added to Thurmont Lions Club “Jeremy Hahn Fund” and used for outstanding expenses for Jeremy.

13…. LEGO Ninjago Party, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. Attendees must be between 5-11 yrs. old. 2:00-3:00 p.m. Community Room for ninja crafts, games, & activities. Registration limited: fcpl.org or 301-600-7212.

14…. Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, Creamery Road, Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Come see why children thrive academically and spiritually at Mother Seton School, one of Frederick County’s hidden treasures. 301-447-3161 or www.mothersetonschool.org.

14…. Teens Make Art! Aboriginal Rock Painting, Emmitsburg Branch Library, Emmitsburg. Attendees must be between 10-17 yrs. old. 4:00-5:00 p.m. Explore ancient Australian art of Aboriginal rock painting and paint your own design on your own rock. All materials provided. Register online fcpl.org or 301-600-6329.

16…. Business Seminar presented by Casey Willson, SBA Business Specialist at the Thurmont Kountry Kitchen Restaurant, Thurmont. 6:00 p.m. Operational Basics to Build your brand: The customer’s experience in dealing with your business is the basis for your brand and for profitability and future growth. How do you ensure the perfect experience for your customer in an atmosphere that reflects your concept, whether virtual or brick and mortar. Visual merchandising, customer service, human resources, marketing overview and customer retention. vgrinder@thurmontstaff.com.

18…. Ham, Turkey, or Beef Slippery Pot Pie Carryout, Woodsboro Lutheran Church, 101 S. Main St., Woodsboro, MD. Pick-up between 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. For orders call 301-271-3309 by Jan. 16. Quarts $5.00; bake table available.

18…. Soup and Sandwich Sale, St John’s Lutheran Church Parrish House, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD.  Soups: $5 per quart; Sandwiches: $3/sandwich, $23/dozen. Please order by Saturday, January 18, 2014. Pick-up: Jan. 24, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  To order: 301-271-7851.

18…. An Ecumenical Service of Christian Unity, Graceham Moravian Church. 11:00 a.m. Guest Preacher, Father John Crossin. Sponsored by Thurmont Ministerium. Soup lunch provided. Pastor Susan Beck at 301-271-7877 or Pastor Sue Koenig at 301-271-2379.

18…. Safe and Sane 2014 Sportsman’s/Cash Bingo, Lewistown Fire Hall, Lewistown.  Doors open 5:00 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. $35/person (includes dinner & beverages). Must be 16 years old to attend.  Donations of desserts, sodas and water are welcome.

18…. Invention Convention, Emmitsburg Branch Library, Emmitsburg. Elementary, tweens, children w/adult. 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Celebrate Kid Inventor’s Day by creating your own special project using household items. Materials supplied. Registration required: fcpl.org or 301-600-6329.

21…. Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, Creamery Road, Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Come see why children thrive academically and spiritually at Mother Seton School, one of Frederick County’s hidden treasures. 301-447-3161 or www.mothersetonschool.org.

25…. 5th Annual EBPA Fundraiser Dance, Emmitsburg Volunteer Ambulance Co. Bldg., 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Featuring the Rock N Roll Relics. 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. $15/in Advance; $20/at Door. BYOB. Tickets: Bob Rosensteel 301-401-7287.

25…. Annual Oyster Feed, VFW Men’s Auxiliary Post 6658, Emmitsburg. 4:00-8:00 p.m. $25/person. Fried, raw, steamed and stewed oysters, hot dogs, etc.

26…. Spaghetti Dinner, Mother Seton School, Creamery Road, Emmitsburg. 12:00 – 5 p.m. $7/Ages 11+, $4/Ages 3-10, Ages 2 and under free. Benefit Mother Seton School Home and School Association. 301-447-3161 or www.mothersetonschool.org.

26…. Open House, Mother Seton School, Creamery Road, Emmitsburg. 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. If you’ve been considering an alternative to public or home schooling, this is the perfect chance for you to tour our campus, speak with our principal, and receive more information. 301-447-3161 or visit our website at www.mothersetonschool.org.

27…. Red Cross Blood Drive, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 103 N. Church Street, Thurmont.  2:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Please call Terry at 301-271-7872 to schedule an appointment or for more information. Walk-ins welcome.

28…. Catholic Schools Week Mass, Mother Seton School, Creamery Road, Emmitsburg. 10:15 a.m. Join us as we celebrate the blessing of Catholic Schools in our lives during a special Mass at Mother Seton School. 301-447-3161 or www.mothersetonschool.org.

28…. Support the Library – Friends of the Library Meeting, Emmitsburg Branch Library, Emmitsburg. 6:30-7:45 p.m. 301-600-7212.

29           Pastor Appreciation Day, Mother Seton School, Creamery Road, Emmitsburg. 11:00 a.m. We are so grateful for the support we receive from our community, especially from our fellow churches, and would like to show our appreciation with a special Prayer Service at Mother Seton School, followed by a light luncheon. 301-447-3161 or  www.mothersetonschool.org.

February

2…… Super Sunday Bingo, Emmitsburg Volunteer Ambulance Co., 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 12:00 p.m.; Games 1:30 p.m. Pay for what you want to play. Tickets: Mary Lou 240-285-3184; Diane 301-748-6894.

8…… Cash Bash Bingo, Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Parish Center, 103 Church St., Thurmont. 3:00-8:00 p.m. Doors open 2:00 p.m. Four Cash prize drawings per hour. Grand Prize awarded 8:00 p.m. $25/person (not sold at door), includes food, drink & music by Back Roads. Tickets 301-447-2367.

8              Safe and Sane 2014 Benefit Ladies/Girls Night Out, Emmitsburg Ambulance Co., Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg.  Jewelry will be from Browns’ Jewelry & Gift Store.  Doors open 5:00 p.m.; Games begin 7:00 p.m.  $30/person (includes finger foods & beverages). Silent auction & raffles.  Must be 16 years old to attend. Lisa White 301-788-6458 or lmwhite88@msn.com, Laura Imes imesla@yahoo.com or 301-788-6458.

November

29…. Thurmont Lions Club Christmas Tree Sale, Ace Hardware Store, N. Church Street, Thurmont. All proceeds support Lions Club projects in the community.

30…. Hunters Breakfast, Post 7 Auxiliary & Son’s, at Post 7, Thurmont. 4:00-10:30 a.m. $7.50/person.

December

1………. Voices of Christmas, Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. (Through Jan. 5, 2014.) 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. 301-271-2802.

1………. Emmitsburg Community Chorus presents annual Christmas Concert “His Shining Light,” the Basilica of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. 4:00 p.m.

1………. First-Ever Christmas Concert Series, the Basilica at the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. Free event. Donation of $3/person encouraged. First in series: Emmitsburg Comm. Choir & Frederick Spires Brass Quintet. 4:00 p.m.

1………. Cash Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmans, Route #16 Fairfield, PA. Doors open 11:00 a.m., Early Birds begin 12:45 p.m. Pay at the door for the cards that you play. Open to the public. 717-794-5443 or 717-794-2695.

2………. Live Nativity Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church,  at Carriage House Inn, Emmitsburg. 6:30 p.m. 301-447-3171.

2………. Free Community Meal Served with Grace, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:30-7:00 p.m. All Welcome.

2………. An Evening of Christmas Spirit, Carriage House Inn/Town of Emmitsburg, Emmitsburg Town Square and Carriage House Inn, South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Tree Lighting 6:00 p.m., Santa Arrives at Carriage House Inn 6:30 p.m., Local choirs & vocalists at Carriage House 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Free, Canned goods and donations accepted for Emmitsburg Lions Club Christmas Food Drive.

2………. Christmas Party for Families, Thurmont Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 6:00 p.m. (This will be the only date open in December). 301-271-4511.

3………. Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 301-447-3161 to set up private tour. www.mothersetonschool.org.

4-8…… Gateway Liquors Grand Opening, Rt. 15 & N. Franklinville Rd., Thurmont. Specials every night.

5,6,7… Elias Lutheran Church Indoor Yard Sale, 100 North Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

6,7……. Karma Sharkz at Ott House Pub, 5 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 301-447-2625.

6………. First Friday Fun, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Ages 2-6. $4/Child. Pre-registration recommended. www.rosehillmuseum.com.

6…… Emmitsburg Business and Professionals Association’s Awards Banquet, Joann’s Ballroom, The Carriage House. 6:00-9:00 p.m. $20/person. Performance by Knightyme Impressions 7:00-7:30 p.m. Bob Rosensteel 301-401-7287.

6…… Christmas Show, Cozy Restaurant, Thurmont.  6:00 p.m., meal follows.  Tribute to Conway Twitty & Elvis Presley. $28/person (if purchased by Dec. 1).

6,7……. Christmas Craft Fair, St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, corner of DePaul St. & North Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Dec. 6: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Dec. 7: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Crafts, Food & Baked Goods.  Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Sodality. Jane 717-642-1247 or jgjerde@emarqmail.com. Free parking/ handicapped accessible.

6,7……. Seton Center Thrift Shop December $5 Bag Sale, 16840 Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Dec. 6 – 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Dec. 7 – 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Paper bags provided by Seton Center. No strollers allowed in store due to limited space. 301-447-6102.

7………. St. Joseph’s Ministries Christmas Bazaar, Saint Catherine’s Nursing Center, 331 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

7…… Children’s Christmas Party, hosted by Emmitsburg Lions Club, Vigilant Hose Company building, Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m. Free event. Crafts, face painting, Khan-Du the Magician, hot dogs/hot chocolate, & more.

7…… Holiday Craft Bazaar, Fort Ritchie Community Center. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Santa available for pictures 10:00 a.m.-noon. Free Admission. 301-241-5085.

7…… Christmas in Thurmont. Photos w/Santa 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m./2:00-4:00 p.m., Mechanicstown Square Park. Lighting of Rememberance Tree 4:00 p.m. Visit www.thurmontlionsclub.com.

7…… Holiday Tea, hosted by the Friends of the Emmitsburg Library. 1:30 p.m.  For children; seating fills early. Register in advance www.fcpl.org.

7………. St. Rita’s Annual Christmas Mart, St Rita’s Catholic Church, 13219 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Features wreaths, swags, kissing balls, bake table, crafts, raffle, & lunch. Religious items available.

7…… Another Chance Thrift Store Grand Opening, 3560 Fairfield Rd., Gettysburg, PA. 9:45 a.m. 717-860-5038.

7………. CHS Sports Boosters’ 5th Annual Holiday Open House, CHS Cafeteria.   10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Cougar apparel (youth sizes also available), blankets, stadium seats & more. Purchases delivered in time for Christmas. FREE GIFT WRAPPING. Light refreshments & door prizes.

7………. Traditional Village Christmas, Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. www.catoctinfurnace.org.

7………. Holiday Magic, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Joe Allen’s Magic shows 10:30; 11:30; 12:30; and 1:30.  Santa; crafts. $5.  Pre-registration recommended. www.rosehillmuseum.com.

7………. 2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar, Christ’s Community Church, 303 W. Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Vendors/Silent Auction/Free scavenger hunt, cookie decorating, photo w/Santa! Food for sale! www.cccaog.org;  Heather Crum 717-321-5522.

7………. Annual Ham, Turkey and Roast Beef Supper w/ Christmas Yard Sale & Bazaar, Elias Lutheran Church, Emmitsburg. 12:00 p.m.  Also Crafts, Home Baked Goods. $11/Adults; $4/Children 6-12. $12/Carryout. Huge Yard Sale: Thurs., Fri., Sat. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

7………. Weekly Money Bingo, Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Co. Activity Bldg, Rocky Ridge, MD. (Every Saturday evening, November-April). Doors open 4:30 p.m.; Games begin 7:00 p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot. Pay-out determined by # of players present. rrvfc@rockyridgevfc.com; follow us on Facebook.

7………. Christmas Bazaar and Large Indoor Yard Sale, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Parish House, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Delicious Soups and Sandwiches from our kitchen. Eat In/Carry Out. No Early Birds/No Friday Sales. 301-898-5167.

7………. Breakfast with Santa and Christmas Bazaar, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 8:00 a.m. $6/Adults; $4/Children 3-6 (in advance—add $1 to tickets purchased at door). Raffle for ski/snowboard vouchers at Ski Liberty. Vendor space is also available for event. Lee Royer weefarm@hiwaay.net.

7………. Drop & Shop Event, Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church,  10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 301-447-3171.

7………. Holiday Pet Portraits, Catoctin Veterinary Clinic, Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-noon.

7………. 14th Annual Holiday Open House, ThorpeWood’s Lodge, 12805-A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. 3:00-8:00 p.m. www.thorpewood.org.

8…… Talent Show, Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. 6:00 p.m. 301-241-3050.

8…… Advent Party, St. Joseph’s Church, Parish Hall, Depaul Street, Emmitsburg. 4:00-7:00 p.m. Free dinner and family fun. RSVP to Elaine by December 2. 301-447-2326 or stjosephemmitsburg@comcast.net.

8…… First-Ever Christmas Concert Series, the Basilica at the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. Free event. Donation of $3/person encouraged. Second in series: Williamsport Maryland Community Band. 4:00 p.m.

8…… Holiday House Tours, hosted by Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co. 1:00-5:00 p.m. $15/person (tickets on sale at activities building). Jerry Free 301-428-5351.

8…… Blue Christmas Worship Service, Trinity United Methodist Church, 313 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 4:00 p.m. For those going through a difficult time this holiday season. Special guest: Rev. Kim Capps. 301-288-1373 or tiffrpk@gmail.com.

9………. All You Can Eat Hahn Fundraiser, Rocky’s Pizza, Thurmont. Pizza, Salad & fountain drink. 5:00-8:00 p.m. $10/Adult; $5/Children 12 & under.  All proceeds go to the Hahn Family. Tickets sold at the door.

9………. Mass of the Immaculate Conception, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:15 a.m. Father John Dietrich, Director of Spiritual Formation at Mount Saint Mary’s. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

11…. Catoctin High School Softball Team’s Crab Cake Dinner Fundraiser, Fire Hall, Emmitsburg. 4:00-7:00 p.m. $15/dinner (eat in or carryout). Purchase tickets from any softball player or Coach Jess 301-788-0976.

13,14.. Red Line at Ott House Pub, 5 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 301-447-2625.

13…….. Celebrate Christmas early at Elias Lutheran Church Christmas Coffee House. Children’s Praise Choir, Silver Lining Band, & visit from Santa! Free event; bring friend. 7:00 p.m. 301-447-6239; eliasluth@gmail.com.

14…….. Chiz Rider presents Concert of Holiday Music, Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. 6:30 p.m. Free admission. 301-241-3050.    An offering will be taken.

14…….. Search for the Christ Child, 30-minute guided tour w/your friends & family through Bethlehem, Frederick Church of the Brethren, 201 Fairview Ave., Frederick, MD. 12:00-3:00 p.m./5:00-9:00 p.m. Free & open to public. Canned food item for food bank welcomed. Interpreters for deaf participants. Email search@fcob.net or 301-662-1819.

14…….. Visit Santa, Guardian Hose Co., 21 No. Church St., Thurmont. 1:00-3:00 p.m.

14…….. Christmas House Tour.  4:00-8:00 p.m. Tour includes homes in historic Catoctin Furnace area. $20/person (available at Creeger House, 11 North Church St., Thurmont, during tour). Sponsored by Thurmont Lions Club & Thurmont Historical Society. www.thurmontlionsclub.com.

14…….. Hoiday Pet Portraits, Catoctin Veterinary Clinic, Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-noon.

15…….. Christmas House Tour.  2:00-6:00 p.m. Tour includes homes in historic Catoctin Furnace area. $20/person (available at Creeger House, 11 North Church St., Thurmont, during tour). Sponsored by Thurmont Lions Club & Thurmont Historical Society. www.thurmontlionsclub.com.

15…. First-Ever Christmas Concert Series, the Basilica at the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. Free event. Donation of $3/person encouraged. Third in series: The Westminster Ringers. 4:30 p.m. Benefit Thurmont Ministerium and the Emmitsburg Council of Churches.

15…. Christmas Cantata, Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 10:00 a.m. 301-271-2802.

16…….. Christmas Program, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Chorus, individual classes, award-winning band, & student-produced Christmas play. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

18…….. Annual Christmas Concert, Graceham Moravian Church,  8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont . 7:00 p.m. “The Bells of Grace,” handbell choir directed by Dr. Linda Franklin. 301-271-2379.

20…….. Advent/Christmas Prayer Service, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

20,21…. Wylde Fir at Ott House Pub, 5 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 301-447-2625.

21…….. Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas Celebration, Blue Ridge Summit Plaza, intersection of Monterey Ln. & Sabillasville Rd. FREE. 4:00-8:00 p.m. Sponsored by Blue Ridge Summit Free Library & Episcopal Church of Transfiguration. 717-642-5645.

22…. First-Ever Christmas Concert Series, the Basilica at the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. Free event. Donation of $3/person encouraged. Fourth in series:  Shrine Vocalist Tony DiIulio. 4:00 p.m.

24…. Christmas Eve Service, Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. 7:00 p.m. 301-241-3050.

24…….. Lovefeast and Candlelight Services, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:00, 7:00 & 9:00 p.m. Special Children’s Message at 5:00 p.m. service. Bells of Grace 7:00/9:00 p.m. Hosanna Choir sing 5:00/7:00 p.m. 301-271-2379.

24…….. Chirstmas Eve Services, Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church,  10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg.  7:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m. Candlelight Worship. 301-447-3171.

24…….. Christmas Eve Services, Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 7:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m. 301-271-2802.

24…….. Christmas Eve Service, Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. 7:00 p.m. 301-241-3050.

24…….. Christmas Eve Service, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 North Ave., Emmitsburg. 7:30  p.m. Candlelight Service. 301-447-6239.

24…….. Christmas Eve Service, Trinity United Methodist Church, 313 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m.  Candlelight Service. 301-447-3740.

28…….. Christmas Tree Extravaganza: 75 beautifully decorated Christmas trees in all sizes on display at a home on Roddy Rd., Thurmont. 4:00-8:00 p.m. during the open house. $20/person. All proceeds benefit Lions Vision Research Foundation. www.thurmontlionsclub.com or 301-271-4020.

31                  New Year’s Eve Bingo, Emmitsburg Amubulance Co., 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 6:00 p.m.; Games 8:00 p.m. Jackpots & meal. Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 13. Diane 301-748-6894.

october

25,26…… Boo in the Zoo, The Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, US 15, Thurmont. 6:00-10:00 p.m. $16/trick-or-treaters; $10/adults; $10/zoo member. Last entrances 9:00 p.m. Costumes optional but flashlights a must! 301-271-4922; www.cwpzoo.com.

26…. Turkey and Oyster Dinner, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231 A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 1:00-6:00 p.m. $16/Adults; $7/Children 5-10.  $17/Carryout.  301-271-2379.

26…. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 121’s Pub Crawl, Post 121, Emmitsburg.

26…. FCF Church Community Closet, Rt 15 Hansonville Rd. Donate items, Get items, or Do both! Drop off at FCF Church: Oct. 13 & 20 (during church) south building parking lot; Oct. 21-25 (9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.) north building. FCFchurch.com; 301-620-2255.

26…. Make a Difference Day, entrance to carnival grounds (inclement weather: event at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Social Hall). Coordinated by the Thurmont Lions Club. 1:00 p.m. The mural created by local artist, Yemi, will be unveiled. Awards for the Volunteer of the Year and Police Officer of the Year will also be presented. For more information, visit www.thurmontlionsclub.com.

27…. Fall Basket, Pottery and Money Bingo, Woodsboro Fire Co. Complex, 10307 Coppermine Rd. Woodsboro, MD. $20/advance; $25/door. Includes 25 games. Benefits Woodsboro Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Aux. Food, extra packets, specials, raffles and tip jars available for purchase. Ruth 301-845-8406 or Mary 301-401-2824.

28…. Catoctin High School Boys Soccer Fundraiser, Rocky’s Pizza, Thurmont. 5:00-8:00 p.m. All-you-can-eat salad and pizza. $10/adult; $5/age 12 & under.  See any JV or Varsity soccer player for tickets or 240-258-8208.

30…. Frederick County Career and Technology Center’s Open House, 7922 Opposumtown Pike, Frederick, MD. 6:00-8:00 p.m. 10th, 11th, & 12th graders. 240-236-8500; www.careertech.net.

november

1…… Free Community Party “Light the Park,” Emmitsburg Community Park. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Food, games, crafts, Bounce House, Kiddiepillar, Barrel Train rides, children’s movie. Sponsored by Christ’s Community Church.

1…… Trunk or Treat, Lewistown United Methodist Church, Lewistown, MD. 6:00 p.m. Hot dogs & S’mores by campfire. Kids receive their treat from our trunks. Costumes optional. Kenneth Oland @ k.oland02 @comcast.com.

1,2… Thurmont Thespians’ Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 8:00 p.m. 301-271-7613.

2…… Weekly Money Bingo, Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co. Activity Building, Rocky Ridge, MD. (Every Saturday evening, November-April) Doors open 4:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot. rrvfc@rockyridgevfc.com; Facebook.

2………. Turkey and Oyster Supper, Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church, 10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg. 12:00-6:00 p.m. $17/Adults; $8/Children 5-10; Free/Children under 5. $18/Carryout. 301-447-3171; www.tomscreekumc.org.

2…… Basket Bingo, Woodsboro Lutheran Church, Woodsboro American Legion, 101 W. Elizabeth St., Woodsboro, MD. Doors open 12:00 p.m.; Bingo 1:30 p.m. $20/person. 20 games, 2 spec, basket King Tut; filled baskets, wrought iron, pottery. Robin 301-271-3309.

2………. Workshop on “Christian Mystics, Cultivating a Life of Closeness with God as exemplified by St. Hildegard of Bingen”, Mount Moriah Lutheran Church, Mount Moriah Schoolhouse, 14814 Foxville-Deerfield Rd., Sabillasville, MD. Offered by Pastor Julie Brigham, Spiritual Director. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $40/person. Scholarships available. Pastor Brigham 240-405-2173.

2…… Harvest Festival, 16924 Raven Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. 1:00-4:00 p.m. Children & Youth. Costume Fashion show, (nothing scary or evil) 301-241-3050.

2…… Slippery Pot Pie Dinner, Trinity United Church of Christ, 101 East Main St., Thurmont. 12:00-4:00 p.m. $11/Adult, $5/Children 5-10, Free/Children under 5. $12/Carryout. $4/Quart of Pot Pie. Tootie Lenhart 301-271-2305.

2…… Oyster, Turkey and Country Ham Dinner (buffet style), Faith United Church of Christ, 9333 Oppossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD. 12:00-5:30 p.m. $16/Adults; $8/Children 6-12; Free/under 6. $17/Carryouts. 301-271-7573.

2…… Yard Sale, Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Thurmont. Rent table $10/each. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Food available. 240-684-4688.

3…… Thurmont Thespians’ Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 2:00 p.m. 301-271-7613.

3………. Organ Concert & Open House, Emmitsburg Presbyterian Church, 415 Main St., Emmitsburg. 3:30 p.m. Dr. Elizabeth Krouse, chuch organist, performs works that include Vivaldi/Bach and Vivaldi/Krouse. Reception follows. 410-756-1919.

3…… Cash Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmans, Route #16, Fairfield, PA. Doors open 11:00 a.m.; Early Birds begin 12:45 p.m. Pay at the door for the cards that you play. Open to public. 717-794-5443 or 717-794-2695.

3…… Blue Grass Chapel Band, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD. 7:00 p.m. Refreshments follow Service.

3…… “Thirty-One Bags” Bingo, Vigilant Hose Company Auxiliary, Emmitsburg Fire Hall, West Main Street, Emmitsburg. All Bags are “Theme” filled. Doors open 11:30 a.m.; Bingo starts 1:00 p.m. $20/advance; $25/door. Shirley 301-447-2703.

3…… All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, Woodsboro Vol. Fire Co., Coppermine Road, Woodsboro.  7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

4…… Thurmont Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 6:00-7:30 p.m. All item Free (clothing, shoes, towels, & other items as donated). 301-271-4511.

6…… Northwestern Frederick County Civic Association program by Sarah Ferrall of Partners in Care. Sabillasville Elementary School, 1621-B Sabillasville Road (route 550) Sabillasville. 6:30 p.m.

8…… Jewelry Making Class, Thurmont Senior Center, Thurmont. 1:00 p.m. $10.

8,9… Thurmont Thespians’ Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 8:00 p.m. Nov. 9-Dinner Theatre 6:30 p.m. 301-271-7613.

9…… Once Upon a Time Ball Fundraiser (for princesses, ages 4 to14 w/adult). $35/couple. Additional princesses $10 each. Includes buffet and sweet treats. Purchase tickets at Ft. Richie Community Center. Call 301-241-5085.

9…… Fall Craft Show, Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Vendors, face painting, craft items, concessions. 301-447-3171.

9…… Bingo Bash, Emmitsburg Volunteer Ambulance Company, 17701 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg. Doors open 4:00 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. $35/Advance; $45/at Door. Mary Lou 240-285-3184; Pam 717-642-9335; Diane 301-748-6894.

9…… Oyster, Turkey and Country Ham Dinner (buffet style), Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Thurmont. 12:00-5:00 p.m. $16/Adults; $7/Children 6-12. $17/Carryout. 301-898-9988.

9…… 19th Annual Bazaar, Woman’s League of St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10621 Old Frederick Rd., Thurmont. 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Flea market, crafts, baked goods, homemade soups, & more. Lunch will be served.

9…… Slippery Turkey Pot Pie Dinner, Woodsboro Evangelical Lutheran Church, 101 S. Main St., Woodsboro, MD. 12:00-5:00 p.m. $11/Adults; $5/Children 6-10; Free/Children under 5. $5/Turkey Pot Pie quarts. $12/Carryout (301-271-3309 by Nov. 7 for orders). 301-845-4533.

9…… Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Center Cash Bingo, 103 Church St., Thurmont. 3:00-8:00 p.m. Doors open 2:00 p.m. $25/person (includes food/refreshments). Grand prize $3,000! Only 500 tickets will be sold. 301-447-2367 or 301-271-4439.

10…. Thurmont Thespians’ Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 2:00 p.m. 301-271-7613.

10…. A Harvest Fundraiser, ThorpeWood, 12805-A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. Featuring ‘Ruut’. 2:00-5:00 p.m. $25/person. BYOB. Light snacks & hot cocoa. 301-271-2823; www.thorpewood.org.

10…. Annual “Hands of a Child” Christmas Card Project, Incarnation Church, 124 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. Service activity for children/teens. Christmas cards created placed in food boxes given out by Seton Center & Emmitsburg Lions Club. Pizza party follows. 2:00-4:30 p.m. Susan Allen 301-447-6891; susansings@hotmail.com.

10-12…… Fall Yard, Food and Bake Sale, St. Anthonys Shrine, Emmitsburg.. 8:30 a.m. Food and bake goods sold on 11th & 12th. Spaces available $15/day; $20/ two days; $30/three days. Reservation for spaces not needed. Helen Reaver 301-447-6431.

12…. Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m./7:00-8:00 p.m. 301-447-3165; www.mothersetonschool.org.

13…. Cash Bingo, Thurmont AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. Tip Jars & Refreshments Available.

14…. Seniors Lunch, St. Mark’s Hall, Sabillasville, MD. 11:30 a.m. Turkey lunch provided; bring desserts. Bingo afterwards. 301-241-3287.

16……. 5th Annual Mother Seton School Fall 5K and 100m Kid Dash, Waldron Stadium, Mount St. Mary’s campus, Emmitsburg. Pre-race set-up 7:45 a.m.; Kid Dash 8:50 a.m.; 5K 9:00 a.m. Register by Nov. 4, receive free t-shirt. www.mothersetonschool.or/fallrunrun; 301-447-3161.

16…. Country Butchering Pancake Breakfast, 13516 Motters Station Road in Rocky Ridge. 6:00-10:00 a.m. Benefits Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co. Orders must be placed before Nov. 9.

16…. Rebecca Pearl Holiday Open House, 24 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Art, ceramics, greeting, cards, & jewelry, plus book signing. www.rebeccapearl.com; 301-271-2348.

16,17.. Native American Festival, Stone Fence Gardens, 6610 Mountaindale Rd., Thurmont. Tomas Eaglebear and his Apache dancers from Colorado. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

19…. Thurmont Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 10:00-11:30 a.m. All item Free (clothing, shoes, towels, & other items as donated). 301-271-4511.

20…. 50/50 Bingo, Thurmont Senior Center, Thurmont. 1:00 p.m.

21…. Brown Bag Bingo, Thurmont Senior Center, Thurmont. Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Ministry. 1:30 p.m.

22,23…… Pet Photos w/Santa, Tractor Supply Store, 7631 Devilbiss Bridge Rd., Frederick, MD. Bring your pets (leashed or in carrier). Nov. 22—4:00-7:00 p.m.; Nov 23—10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sponsored by Catoctin FFA Chapter. Packages range from $2.00-$20.00. Brian Hendrickson brian.hendricks@fcps.org or 240-236-8100 x68117.

23…. Pre-Thanksgiving-Day Bake Sale, sponsored by Emmitsburg Lions Club, Jubilee grocery store, Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m. Proceeds help support charitable activities in the Emmitsburg community.

23…….. Daybreak Adult Day Services, Inc. Annual “It’s a Wonderful Wreath” Silent/Live Auction. To raise funds for Daybreak Adult Day Center. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Non-profit organization. Lite refreshments, music, & local celebraties. $12/in advance; $15/at door. 301-696-0808.

23,24.. Foothills Artists Studio Tour. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Go to Willow Pond Farm Holiday Open House to pick up map, Fairfield, PA 17320. www.willowpondherbs.com or 717-642-6793.

23,24…… Santa’s Christmas Craft Show, Carroll County Agriculture Center, 708 Agriculture Center Dr., Westminster, MD. Nov. 23–9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Nov. 24–10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $3.00/adults; Free/children under 15. 717-642-3771.

27…….. Cash Bingo, Thurmont AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. Tip Jars & Refreshments Available.

28…. 5th Annual Emmitsburg Wattle Waddle, Emmitsburg Community Park, Emmitsburg.  5-mile Run 8:00 a.m., followed by a free community breakfast, followed by 1-mile Fun Walk. Awards to 5-mile runners by category, and best Thanksgiving-themed costume. Proceeds benefit Seton Center. www.EmmitsburgTurkeyTrot.com.

29           Thurmont Lions Club Christmas Tree Sale, Ace Hardware Store, N. Church Street, Thurmont. All proceeds support Lions Club projects in the community.

september

28…. Pippinfest Community Yard Sale, Fairfield, PA. 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Food, craft vendors, Apple Dessert Contest, Fairfield Show Choir. www.pippinfest.com.

28…. Go Dog Go!, Emmitsburg Branch Library, Emmitsburg. All ages w/adult. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Registration ends: Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Julie Scott 301-600-6329.

28…….. All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Dinner, Woodsboro Vol. Fire Co., Coppermine Road, Woodsboro. 12:00-5:00 p.m. $12.50/plate. 301-898-5100.

29…. ESP Performing Company 3rd Annual Fall 5K Run Fundraiser, Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m. Register: www.espdance.com/  autumn5k/ or at ESP Dance Studio in Thurmont. A portion of proceeds donated in memory of Pamela Grey Hobbs to the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund. 301-271-7458.

29…. 33rd Annual Pippinfest Craft and Street Festival, Fairfield, PA. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Craft vendors, car show, quilt show, food, entertainment. Free parking/admission. www.pippinfest.com.

29…. 2013 Annual Harbaugh Family Reunion, St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD.  12:00 p.m. Please bring a dish for all to share. Chicken, ham, rolls, plates and eating utensils will be provided. Don’t forget your items for the door prize table.

 

october

2…… Northwestern Frederick County Civic Association meeting, 6:30 p.m. Sabillasville Elementary School. Planning for October 12-13 Mountain Fest. Nice booth spaces still available! Call George Kuhn (301-241-3997) after 6:00 p.m.

4…… Blessing of the Animals, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 1:30-2:30 p.m. 301-447-3161 or www.mothersetonschool.org.

4…… 6th Annual “Angels Above” Alumni Golf Tournament, Mountain View Golf Club, Fairfield, PA. 12:00 p.m. lunch; 1:00 p.m. tee time; ends w/dinner & ceremony. $85/person; $340/foursome. Deadline to register: Sept. 30. Tony Little 301-644-2671 or littlemoore@littlemoore.com.

4………. Angels Above Alumni Golf Tournament, Mountain View Golf Club in Fairfield, PA. 12:00 p.m.; Tee time 1:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit Jack and Shirley Little Scholarship Fund at Mother Seton School (MSS). $85/person; $340 for foursome. Tony Little 301-644-2671 or littlemoore@littlemoore.com.

4…… Karson Brewster Benefit Golf Scramble, Mountain View Golf Club, Fairfield, PA. 8:30 a.m. Laura Kott 240-285-4790.

4,5Used Book Sale, St. Mary’s Church, 256 Tract Rd, Fairfield, PA. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

4-6National Fallen Firefighters weekend; FEMA, South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg.

5…… Oyster, Turkey and Country Ham Dinner (buffet style), Lewistown Fire Department, 11100 Hessong Bridge Rd., Lewistown, MD. 12:00-5:00 p.m. $16/Adults; $8/Children 6-12. $17/Carryouts. 240-409-2174.

5…… Morning workshop on “Christian Mystics, Cultivating a Life of Closeness with God as exemplified by St. Francis of Assisi”. Offered by Pastor Julie Brigham, Spiritual Director, Mount Moriah Lutheran Church, 14814 Foxville-Deerfield Rd, Sabillasville, MD. 9:00 a.m.-noon. $40. Scholarships available. Pastor Brigham 240-405-2173.

5…… All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Breakfast, Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church, 10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg. 6:00-10:00 a.m. $8/Adults; $4/Children 5-10; Free/under 5. 301-447-3171 or tomscreekumc@gmail.com.

5…… Vera Bradley Bingo, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. $15/advance; $20 /at door. Lena 301-717-8860.

6…… All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, Woodsboro Vol. Fire Co., Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro, MD.  7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

6…… Concert/Worship Service, 25445 Highfield Road, Cascade. 10:00 a.m. 301-476-1801.

6…… Lewistown Ruritan Chicken Bar-B-Q’s, U.S 15 North & Fish Hatchery Road.

6…… Yard Sale & Flea Market, Saint Anthony Shrine, corner of US 15 and St. Anthony Rd., Emmitsburg. $10/spot. Food sales reserved for St. Anthony Parish. 240-529-2737.

6…… Annual Sea Services Pilgrimage, National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Basilica, 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 3:00 p.m. Honors Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton as Patroness of the Sea Services and asks for her intercession for all the men and women serving in our nation’s Sea Services.

7…… Free Community Meal Served with Grace, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:30-7:00 p.m. All welcome.

7…… Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. Hours: 6:00-7:00 p.m. All items FREE (clothing, shoes, socks, towels, bed linens, and other items as donated). 301-271-4511.

8………. Pre-school Story Time, Big Red Barn at Fox Haven Learning Center, 3630 Poffenberger Rd. Jefferson, MD. Theme: Who lives in the meadow? Ages 2 and up w/adult. 9:30-11:00 a.m. $10/child. Register: email info@foxhavenlearningcenter.com with dates; www.foxhavenlearningcenter.org to pay.

11…….. ThorpeWood’s 2nd Annual Barn Dance, 12805 A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. Featuring The Speakeasy Boys. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Light snacks & hot cider provided. BYOB. $20/person; $10/under age 15. 301-271-2823 or bchafin@thorpewood.org.

11,12……… Yard, Food & Bake Sale, Catoctin Methodist Church of Christ, 7009 Kelly Store Rd., Thurmont. 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

12…. Catoctin Furnace Historical Society’s FallFest, Collier’s Log House, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. Crafts, gifts, greenery, children’s activities, & refreshments. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. www.catoctinfurnace.org; 410-243-2626.

12…. Fall Fest Dinner, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD.  12:00-5:00 p.m. $14/Adults; $7/Children (7-10); Free/6 and under. $15/Carryout. $5/Quarts of Pot Pie. Bake and Fancy table; Apple butter for sale.

12…. Yard Sale at Graceham Moravian Church (includes “Fill a Bag w/Clothing for $5”), 8231 A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Rain or shine) Sandwiches/soups available 9:00 a.m.; baked goods. Benefits 2014 Youth Mission Trip to Maysville, Kentucky.  301-271-2379. 

12,13 Catotin Colorfest, Thurmont. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

12,13…… Mountain Fest, Sabillasville Elementary School, 1621-B Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville, MD. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Benefits Scholarship Fund. Sponsored by the Northwestern Frederick County Civic Association. Nice booth spaces still available! Call George Kuhn (after 6:00 p.m.) 301-241-3997.

12,13…… Ridgefest, Mt. Tabor Park, Motters Station Road, Rocky Ridge.  Flea market spaces 301-447-6387.

13…. 30th Annual Car Show, Sabillasville Elementary School, 16210-B Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville, MD. 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sponsors, donations, and door prizes welcome. Benefits NWFCCA Scholarship Fund; George Kuhn 301-241-3997 after 6:00 PM. P.O. Box 125 Sabillasville, MD 21780.

13…….. Pastor Appreciation Month, MorningStar Family Church, Thurmont. Services: 10:45 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Oct. 13: Rev. Robson Mulumbe, a.m. Service; Oct. 20: Rev. Joshua Motley, a.m. Service; Oct. 27: Rev. Roger and Nikki Reynolds, a.m. Service/Dr. Gail Januskiewicz and Faith on fire Team, p.m.Service.

15…. Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 10:00-11:30 a.m. All items FREE (clothing, shoes, socks, towels, bed linens, and other items as donated). Accepting donations of additional items, such as toys in good shape and household goods, in anticipation of Christmas. 301-271-4511.

16…. Slippery Pot Pie Dinner, Lewistown United Methodist Church, 11032 Hassong Bridge Rd., Lewistown. 12:00-5:45 p.m. Chicken or country ham potpie, green beans, cole slaw, applesauce, drinks, & dessert. $11/Adults; $6/Children 6-12; $12/Carryouts. 301-898-7888.

19…. FRCC 5th Annual Craft Show, Fort Ritchie Community Center, Cascade, MD. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Plus Car/Bike/Truck Show (10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.). $12/entry. Benefits Children’s Miracle Network & FRCC. Trophies awarded (top 50 vehicles). Spectators FREE for car show/craft show. Beverly Coyle  301-241-5085/Car Show 717-762-6865.

19…. Annual Fall Food Festival, hosted by Thurmont Lions Club, Rt. #15 at Roddy Rd, Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (until sold out). Smoked turkey leg, fried shrimp, bratwurst, corn dogs, hamburgers, crabcake, soup, apple cider, and more.  www.thurmontlionsclub.com.

19…. 8th Annual Lacie’s Legacy Memorial Walk, Carroll Valley Park, Fairfield, PA. Registration 10:00 a.m.; walk starts 11:00 a.m. $10/walker (includes lunch). Rain or Shine. Proceeds donated to NTSAD in memory of Lacie Wivell. 717-642-6989; email: lisawivell@yahoo.com.

19…. Cash Bingo, Thurmont Fire Co. Activities Bldg., 123 E. Main St., Thurmont. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; Bingo 6:00 p.m. King Tut, raffles, special games w/baskets & bags as prizes. $20/advance; $25/door. Proceeds benefit Faith UCC. 301-788-2427 or 301-271-7573.

20…. Music Fest, Union Church in Creagerstown on Black’s Mill Road (just off 550). 3:00 p.m. Featuring choirs, bell choir, and instrumentalists. Refreshments follow program. 301-418-1760.

20…. Yard Sale & Flea Market, Saint Anthony Shrine, corner of US 15 and St. Anthony Rd., Emmitsburg. $10/spot. Food sales reserved for St. Anthony Parish. 240-529-2737.

21…. Red Cross Blood Drive, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 103 N. Church St., Thurmont.  2:00-8:00 p.m. Call Terry 301-271-7872 to schedule appointment/more information. Walk-ins welcome.

22…. Pre-school Story Time, Big Red Barn at Fox Haven Learning Center, 3630 Poffenberger Rd. Jefferson, MD. Theme: Who lives in the woods? Ages 2 and up w/adult. 9:30-11:00 a.m. $10/child. Register: email info@foxhavenlearningcenter.com with dates; www.foxhavenlearningcenter.org to pay.

25…. Turkey and Oyster Dinner, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231 A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont.  3:00-7:00 p.m. $16/Adults; $7/Children 5-10.  $17/Carryout.  301-271-2379.

25…. Big Cash Bingo, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Hall, 103 N. Church St., Thurmont. Benefits Thurmont Senior Center. Doors open 5:00 p.m.; Games start 7:00 p.m. $20/person. Tickets available at Center from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or at door.

26…. Turkey and Oyster Dinner, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231 A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 1:00-6:00 p.m. $16/Adults; $7/Children 5-10.  $17/Carryout.  301-271-2379.

26…. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 121’s Pub Crawl, Post 121, Emmitsburg.

26…. FCF Church Community Closet, Rt 15 Hansonville Rd. Donate items, Get items, or Do both! Drop off at FCF Church: Oct. 13 & 20 (during church) south building parking lot; Oct. 21-25 (9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.) north building. FCFchurch.com; 301-620-2255.

26…. Make a Difference Day, entrance to carnival grounds (inclement weather: event at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Social Hall). Coordinated by the Thurmont Lions Club. 1:00 p.m. The mural created by local artist, Yemi, will be unveiled. Awards for the Volunteer of the Year and Police Officer of the Year will also be presented. For more information, visit www.thurmontlionsclub.com.

27…. Fall Basket, Pottery and Money Bingo, Woodsboro Fire Co. Complex, 10307 Coppermine Rd. Woodsboro, MD. $20/advance; $25/door. Includes 25 games. Benefits Woodsboro Vol. Fire Co. Ladies Aux. Food, extra packets, specials, raffles and tip jars available for purchase. Ruth 301-845-8406 or Mary 301-401-2824.

28…. Catoctin High School Boys Soccer Fundraiser, Rocky’s Pizza, Thurmont. 5:00-8:00 p.m. All-you-can-eat salad and pizza. $10/adult; $5/age 12 & under.  See any JV or Varsity soccer player for tickets or 240-258-8208.

november

2…… Weekly Money Bingo, Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co. Activity Building, Rocky Ridge, MD. (Every Saturday evening, November-April) Doors open 4:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot. rrvfc@rockyridgevfc.com; Facebook.

2              Oyster, Turkey and Country Ham Dinner (buffet style), Faith United Church of Christ, 9333 Oppossumtowm Pike, Frederick, MD. 12:00-5:30 pm. $16/Adults; $8/Children 6-12; Free/under 6. $17/Carryouts 301-271-7573.

August

31…. Mini-Retreat, Mount Moriah Lutheran Church, 14814 Foxville-Deerfield Rd., Sabillasville, MD. Pastor Julie Brigham, Spiritual   Director. $40. Scholarships available. Pastor Brigham 240-405-2173.

September

1…… 69th Annual Keilholtz Reunion, Thurmont Community Park (chicken will be provided). 12:30 p.m.

2…… Free Community Meal Served with Grace, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:30-7:00 p.m. All welcome.

2…… Annual Labor Day Festival, Our Lady Mt. Carmel Parish, Thurmont. 12:00-5:00 p.m. Family-style Fried Chicken/Ham Dinner. $13/Adults; $6.50/Children 6-12; Free/5 & under. Carryout available. www.emmitsburg.net/sasolmc.

2…… Thurmont Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 6:00 -7:30 p.m. Items free to public, including clothing, shoes, linens, & household goods. 301-271-4511. Box beside church available for donations.

4…… Cash Bingo, Thurmont AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. Tip Jars & Refreshments Available.

5-7… Baltimore Bicycle Club Annual Ride, Thurmont. www.civilwarcentury.com.

6…… Annual Lewistown Ruritan Golf Tournament, Maple Run Golf Course, Thurmont. 8:00 a.m. Proceeds benefit scholarship fund for area students. Harold Staley HMSPutter@aol.com; 301-748-1708.

6,7… Seton Center Thrift Shop One Day $5 Bag Sale, 16840 Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Sept. 6–10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sept. 7–10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Bags provided. No infant strollers due to space limitations. 301-447-6102; www.setoncenterinc.org.

6-8… Annual Book Sale – Friends of the Library, Catoctin High School, Thurmont. Sept. 6–6:00 p.m.; Sept. 7–10:00 a.m.; Sept. 8–10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

7…… Thurmont Grange Buffet Turkey, Country Ham and Regular Ham Dinner, Catoctin High School cafeteria, Thurmont. 3:00-7:00 p.m. $13/Adults; $7/under 12; $5/under 5. Carry-out/$14.

7…… Church Family Affair Picnic, Thurmont United Methodist Church. 4:00-6:30 p.m. Dinner 5:00 p.m. Rain or shine. Church provides meat, drink, & utensils. Past, present, and future members invited. Dish to share. 301-271-4511.

7…… Pet Fest, Fort Ritchie Community Center, Cascade, MD. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Free admission. Donations accepted for local Humane Societies. www.theFRCC.org; 301-241-5081.

7…… Annual Members Crab Feed, F.X.E. American Legion Post 121 Emmitsburg, Kump’s Dam Park. 12:00-4:30 p.m. Tickets sold to members (may bring 1 guest). $15/person.

7…… 4th Annual Tommy West Memorial Ride—Motorcycles. Registration 9:30-10:30 a.m. Begins at Thurmont American Legion Pavilion/Parking Lot. $25/driver; $20/passenger. Johnny West 240-315-8216 or Billy Newcomer 301-241-3765.

7…… 1st Annual Motorcycle Run, Bikers Razin’ Hell Against Heroin, Jackman’s Custom Cycles, 1539 Tilco Dr., Frederick, MD. Registration 7:00-9:00 a.m. www.facebook.com/#!/groups/164982227016899.

7…… Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program’s Fall Volunteer Training. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Looking for new volunteers to assist our riders w/disabilities. No experience necessary. 301-898-3587 or fc4htrp@aol.com.

7…… Wags for Hope, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Children w/adult. 11:00-11:45 a.m. Improve your reading skills; read aloud to therapy dog & its owner/trainer. All reading levels welcome. *Allergy Alert! The dogs are live animals.* 301-600-7200.

7, 8.. Gathering of the Arts at Lake Royer Show, former Fort Ritchie Army Base, Cascade, MD. Sept. 7–6:00-9:00 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 8–11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 301-241-5081.

8…… New Season begins at Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. All invited to worship at 8:00 & 10:30 am; Sunday School for all ages at 9:15 a.m.

8…… First Outreach Youth Group Meeting, First Baptist Church of Thurmont, 7 Sunny Way, Thurmont. 6:00-8:00 p.m. All youth grades 6-12 are welcome! Bring a friend! 301-271-7878.

8…… Catoctin FFA Alumni will serve Chicken Bar-B-Que Dinner, Catoctin High School cafeteria, Thurmont. 12:00 p.m. $9/Adults; $7/under 12. Carryout/$10.

8…… Lewistown Ruritan Chicken Bar-B-Q, U.S. 15 North & Fish Hatchery Road.

9…… Like to Sing? Clustered Spires Chorus (barbershop group for women), Fall Open Rehearsal, Trinity United Methodist Church, 705 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 7:00-9:30 p.m. Diane 301-662-1084.

10…. One Night Service, the Full Gospel Pentecostal Church, 17228 Eylers Valley Rd., Emmitsburg. 7:30 p.m. Joanna Coe Herndon, daughter of the late healing Evangelist Jack Coe. 717-762-0709.

10…. Rabies Vaccination Clinic, Thurmont Community Park, Thurmont. $8/animal. 5:00-8:00 p.m. Dogs, cats, and ferrets (3 months of age or older). Rain or Shine. Please have animals properly contained, leashed, or in carriers. 301-600-1717.

10…. Make Your Own Wind Chimes, Emmitsburg Branch Library, Emmitsburg. Middle school, high school, tweens. 4:00-5:00 p.m. Supplies provided. Registration required. 301-600-6329 or fcpl.org.

10…. Pre-school story time in the Big Red Barn at Fox Haven Learning Center, 3630 Poffenberger Rd. Jefferson, MD. Plants and Gardens. 9:30-11:00 a. m. Ages 2 & up w/parent. $10/child. Register in advance. info@foxhavenlearningcenter.com; www.foxhavenlearningcenter.org).

12-15. Taneytown Family Fun Days, Taneytown’s Memorial Park, Taneytown, MD. Fun-filled family event. Free parking/admission. Discounted advance-sale ride tickets (prior to September 12): any Lions member, Wantz Chevrolet, Lion Steve 410-756-2688, or Lion Sam 410-756-4994.

12…. We Love Mo Willems! Party, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. 2-year olds, preschoolers, elementary-aged children. 11:00 a.m.-noon. Sign up today! 301-600-7200.

12…. Young Adult – Anime Club, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Teen Program. 6:00-7:30 p.m. 301-600-7200.

13-21. The Great Frederick Fair, 797 E. Patrick Street, Frederick. 301-663-5895, www.thegreatfrederickfair.com

14…. Vigilant Hose Company’s Crab Feed, Emmitsburg Fire Hall, Emmitsburg. 4:00-7:00 p.m. Doors open 3:30 p.m. $30/person. Tickets: 301-447-2728; John 301-748-7572; Gabe 240-409-8206.

14…. Baby Show, Farm & Garden Bldg., Frederick Fair. Entries taken in Farm & Garden Bldg. (9:45-10:00 a.m.) Contest begins 10:15 a.m. Bring 3×5 index card with category class; child’s name; child’s DOB; town of residence; parents’ name; parents’ phone number. Email mdstgrange@comcast.net.

14…. Pirate Party, Emmitsburg Branch Library, Emmitsburg.Preschoolers & elementary aged children w/adult. 11:00-12:00 p.m. Registration Ends: Sept. 12 at 5:00 p.m. Cheryl Dillman 301-600-6329 or fcpl.org.

15…. Clabaugh Reunion, at Parish House, Creagerstown, MD. 301-271-7975.

15…. Gospel Concert, Keystone State Quartet, Deerfield U.M. Church, 16405 Foxville Deerfield Rd., Sabillasville, MD. 6:00 p.m. 301-241-3158.

15…. Adams County Heritage Festival, Gettysburg Recreation Park, Long Lane, Gettysburg. Noon-5:00 p.m. 717-334-0752.

16…. FRCC Sound Therapy to Soothe the Soul, Fort Ritchie Comm. Center, Cascade, MD. Free to public. 3rd Monday of every month. 7:00-7:45 p.m. Kirsten Hubbard KHubbard@TheFRCC.org or 301-241-5085.

17…. Vigilant Hose Company’s Sandwich Sale, Emmitsburg Fire Hall, Emmitsburg. 10:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 301-447-2728.

17…. Author Steve Luxenberg at Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, Community Room. 6:30 p.m. Book signing. Free/open to public. Luxenberg is author of Annie’s Ghosts.

17…. Thurmont Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 10:00-11:30 a.m. All items free to public, including clothing, shoes, linens, and household goods. 301-271-4511. Box beside church available for donations.

18…. Cash Bingo, Thurmont AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. Tip Jars & Refreshments Available.

20…….. EBPA Celebrity Bartender Night Fundraiser, Red’s Tavern, Emmitsburg. 6:00-9:00 p.m.

20…. Taneytown History Museum 1st Annual Golf Tournament – “One More Round for George,” Quail Valley Golf Course, 901 Teeter Rd., Littlestown, PA. www.taneytownhh.org and at www.quailvalleygc.com.

20…. Celebrate Constitution Day, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Elementary children w/adult. 1:00-1:45 p.m. Registration ends: Sept. 18. Marlene Bordner 301-600-7214.

21…. Peach Festival & Albert’s Yard Sale, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 17015 Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville, MD. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 301-241-3287.

21…. Classic Car Show, Thurmont Guardian Hose Activities Bldg Grounds, Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Cars, Trucks, and Motorcyles Welcome. (raindate: Sept. 28) Registration: 10:00 a.m.-Noon. Awards 3:00 p.m. Proceeds Benefit Scholarship Program. Sponsored by AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post 7. 717-331-1510 or 301-748-6894.

21…. Thurmont Senior Center Open House and Silent Auction. 1:00-7:00 p.m. Light refreshments and entertainment provided.

21…. Sunset on the Mountain, Fort Ritchie Community Center, Lakeside Hall, Cascade, MD. WWII music, USO-Style Canteen, Retro Cash Bar, & more. Keynote speaker: Dr. Guy Stern. www.TheFRCC.org or Kirsten Khubbard@TheFRCC.org.

21…. Catoctin Pregnancy Center’s 9th Annual Run for Life 5k/1mile Race/Walk, Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg. Registration 7:30 a.m.; 1-Mile 9:00 a.m.; 5K 9:30 a.m. In Memory of Father Darin Didier. $25 (includes shirt); $15 (w/out shirt). Jim Lowrie 717-642-0196 or jimlow@embarqmail.com.

23…. Read Around The World: One Maryland One Book, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Children w/adult, preschoolers. 10:30-11:00 a.m. or 1:30-2:15 p.m. Tara Lebherz 301-600-7214.

24…. Community Volunteer Fair, hosted by Thurmont Regional Library and Thurmont Lion’s Club, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 4:00-7:00 p.m. Reserve space: Erin Dingle edingle@frederickcountymd.gov  or 301-600-7212; Reserve Deadline Sept. 16.

24…. Pre-school story time in the Big Red Barn at Fox Haven Learning Center, 3630 Poffenberger Rd. Jefferson, MD. Butterflies and Bugs. 9:30-11:00 a. m. Ages 2 & up w/parent. $10/child. Register in advance. info@foxhavenlearningcenter.com; www.foxhavenlearningcenter.org).

26…. Young Adult Author Visit – Kelly Fiore, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Middle school, high school, tweens. 5:00-6:30 p.m. Clare 301-600-7212.

28…. Pippinfest Community Yard Sale, Fairfield, PA. 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Food, craft vendors, Apple Dessert Contest, Fairfield Show Choir. www.pippinfest.com.

28…. Go Dog Go!, Emmitsburg Branch Library, Emmitsburg. All ages w/adult. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Registration ends: Sept. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Julie Scott 301-600-6329.

29…. ESP Performing Company 3rd Annual Fall 5K Run Fundraiser, Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m. Register: www.espdance.com/  autumn5k/ or at ESP Dance Studio in Thurmont. A portion of proceeds donated in memory of Pamela Grey Hobbs to the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund. 301-271-7458.

29…. 33rd Annual Pippinfest Craft and Street Festival, Fairfield, PA. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Craft vendors, car show, quilt show, food, entertainment. Free parking/admission. www.pippinfest.com.

29           2013 Annual Harbaugh Family Reunion, St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD.  12:00 p.m. Please bring a dish for all to share. Chicken, ham, rolls, plates and eating utensils will be provided. Don’t forget your items for the door prize tabl

August

1…… Catriona, the Fairy Godmother, 45-minute program of Peter Pan, Emmitsburg Branch Library, Community Room, Emmitsburg. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thirty randomly selected children costumed to act out story. All ages w/adult. Cheryl Dillman 301-600-6329.

3…… Summer Sandwich Sale, Thurmont Lions Club at Bell Hill Farm, 15202 Catoctin Mountain Hwy, Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (or until sold out). Benefits local community vision-related causes.

3…… Catoctin Zoo Comes to Visit, Community Room, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. All ages w/adult. 1:00-2:00 p.m.

3…… Mt. View Ministries, Church of God Community Picnic, Thurmont Park, Thurmont. Everyone welcome. 3:00-6:00 p.m. 301-271-9088.

5…… Graceham Moravian Church Offers Free Community Meal “Served with Grace” (first Monday of each month), 8231 A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:30-7:00 p.m. All welcome. 301-271-2379.

5…… Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 6:00-7:30 p.m. Open to public; all items FREE, including clothing, linens, shoes, & household items as available. Donations gladly accepted. 301-271-4511.

5-9… Vacation Bible School, Mt View Ministries, Church of God, 103 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. Whole family invited for a Serengeti Trek. 7:00-8:30 p.m. each night. Classes available for Kindergarten-5th grades. 301-271-9088.

6…… Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 7:00-8:00 p.m. Pre-K–Grade 8 Catholic school. All welcome/financial aid available. 301-447-3161 or www.mothersetonschool.org.

6…… Annual Catoctin Community School Supply Drive,  Graceham Moravian Church, 8231 Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Like to donate to this program? Drop off school supplies, cash donations, or gift cards (Staples or Walmart) to the church on Monday, July 29, 2013, from 10:00 a.m.-Noon. Jennifer Harbaugh at 240-236-1764.

7…… Pen Mar Picnic, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. $13 (all you can eat). 12:00 p.m. Bingo after lunch. No charge, donation for Thurmont Food Bank appreciated. 301-271-7911.

7…… Cash Bingo, Thurmont AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m.

10…. Annual Picnic, Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, Stottlemyer Rd., near Foxville. 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Food, drinks, & baked goods available. Entertainment by Chapel Blue Grass Band. 301-271-7961.

10…. Tell It On The Mountain – Vacation Bible School, Creagerstown Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill RD presents 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pre-k to grade 8. Lunch provided. 301-418-1760.

10…. Rocks Rock, Emmitsburg Branch Library, Emmitsburg. Preschoolers/elementary aged children w/adult. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Register by phone 301-600-6329 or fcpl.org.

10…. Picnic in the Park, Baker Park, Frederick, MD (College Ave. and W. 2nd St.). 3:00-8:00 p.m. Bands to perform include the Tropical Beats Steel Drum Band, The Project, & Ashes Remain. FREE picnic/concert. Hosted by Frederick Church of the Brethren. www.fcob.net or Dave Hubner 301-473-0998 or dave.hubner@gmail.com.

10…. Mt Tabor Annual Big Picnic, Mt. Tabor Park, Rocky Ridge, MD. $10—1/2 Fried Chicken Platter; $8—1/4 Fried Chicken Platter. 2:00-7:00 p.m. Car Show (12- 4 p.m.); Baby Show-24 months & under (1:00 p.m.); Soup/Sandwiches (11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.); JR Country Band (6:00-9:00 p.m.). Everyone welcome.

11…. Lewistown Ruritan Chicken Bar-B-Q, U.S 15 North & Fish Hatchery Road.

11…. School Supplies/Donations Collection (at both Services), Social Ministry Team at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 15 North Church Street, Thurmont. Or drop items by office. 301-271-7877.

14…. Preschoolers, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. 6:30-7:15 p.m. Are you ready to start Kindergarten? For kids getting ready to enter Kindergarten.

15…. Nighttime on the Deck at Thurmont Regional Library, 76 East Moser Rd., Thurmont. Slightly Spooky Stories with storyteller Kit Bloom. Free admission. Visit fcpl.org or call 301-600-7212.

15…. August Birthday Party and JR’s RoadShow, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 301-271-7911.

15…. Summer Reading Club, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. All ages w/ adult. 2:00-3:00 p.m. Music & games—be forewarned, you’ll probably get wet!

16…. Community Night Fundraiser, Hoss’s in Gettysburg, PA. Hoss’s will donate a total of 20% of your check to Guardian Hose Company. Call Bev Frushour 301-271-4289 or Guardian Hose Co. 301-271-3413 for tickets.

16…. Summer Reading Club, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. All ages w/adult. 11:00-11:30 a.m. Pete the Cat puppet show, a visit from Pete the Cat costume character, and free Rita’s ice for everyone.

17…. Fort Ritchie Community Center hosts NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition, 14421 Lake Royer Dr., Cascade, MD. 10:00 a.m. Free/open to all boys and girls, ages 6-15. Participants must register at www.nflppk.com to compete (also see rules, registration, and skills curriculum) Contact Kirsten Hubbard 301-241-5085 or KHubbard@TheFRCC.org.

17…. Sabillasville Picnic (Festival) by St. John’s UCC (at their pavilion), off Rte. 550 to Harbaugh Road. Sandwiches, French fries, home style soups, dipped ice cream, and other desserts available. Bake Table, activities for the kids, and live entertainment by the Blue Grass Chapel Band.

17…. Meet Pete the Cat, Emmitsburg Branch Library, Emmitsburg. Age Group(s): Children of all ages with an adult. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Special stories/songs about picture book character’s feline adventures. Make special cat mask. Register for program by phone 301-600-6329 or fcpl.org.

17,18…… WW II Living History Weekend & Rose Hill Day, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Displays, activities, demonstrations. Sunday—Ice Cream Social (fee for ice cream/toppings, drinks, & manor); Antique car show (10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m./free to spectators) 301-600-1650 or www.rosehillmuseum.com.

20…. Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 10:00-11:30 a.m. Open to public; all items FREE, including clothing, linens, shoes, & household items as available. Donations gladly accepted. 301-271-4511.

21…. Blue Ridge Garden Club Hosting Presentation by Stephanie Cohen (better known as Perennial Diva), Waynesboro Country Club, 11000 Country Club Rd. Waynesboro, PA. 1:30 p.m. Open to Public. $10/person.  Reservations must be made by August 14. Check payable to: The Blue Ridge Garden Club to Mrs. Eunice Statler, 11465 Pine Hill Drive, Waynesboro, PA 17268. Angela Piatt 717-762-9339.

21…. Cash Bingo, Thurmont AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. Tip Jars & Refreshments Available.

21…. 50/50 Bingo, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. Proceeds to support the food program. 301-271-7911.

22-Sept. 2…… Maryland State Fair, 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 410-252-0200, www.marylandstatefair.com.

23…. 7th annual Art in the Park night, Harry Grove Stadium, Frederick, MD. Helping the Frederick Keys celebrate 25 years in Frederick. “Tim Kurkjian Bobblehead Night” home game w/fireworks.

24…. 4th Annual Tommy West Memorial Ride —Scooters. Registration 9:30-10:30 a.m. Begins at Thurmont American Legion Pavilion/Parking Lot. Ride ends back at Legion. $25/driver; $20/passenger. Johnny West 240-315-8216 or Billy Newcomer 301-241-3765. (Motorcycles – September 7, 2013)

24…. Summertime Cruz-In, St. Anthony Shrine, corner of St. Anthony Road and US Rt. 15. 5:00-8:00 p.m. $10 to show your car; 2 vehicles split half of gate money. 240-529-2737.

25…. AMVETS Post 7 Thurmont, Longaberger/Cash Bingo. Doors open 12:30 p.m.; Bingo 2:00 p.m. Refreshments/jars/raffles. $20/ in advance; $25/at door. Mary McKinnon 717-968-8086. (Regular Bingo: August 14 & 28, 2013.)

25…. Music on the Deck, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Featuring Mountain Ride, bluegrass tunes. All ages. 2:00-3:00 p.m. Bring snacks & drinks! Courtesy of Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library.

25…. 63nd Annual Guyton Reunion, Mt. Tabor Sunday School Activities Building, 10043 Long’s Mill Rd., Rocky Ridge, MD. 1:00 p.m. Each family should bring a meat, covered dish to share, drinks, and place settings.

29…. Bingo, Pampered Chef, Scentsy and Thirty-One, Thurmont Activities Building. Doors open Noon, Games begin 1:30 p.m. $20/advance; $25/door. Bev Frushour 301-271-4289.

30…. 70’s Day, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. Reminisce and feel young again. 301-271-7911.

31…. Summer Sandwich Sale, hosted by Thurmont Lions Club, Bell Hill Farm, 15202 Catoctin Mountain Hwy, Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (or until sold out). Benefits local community and vision-related causes.

September

21    Classic Car Show, Thurmont Guardian Hose Activities Bldg Grounds, Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Cars, Trucks, and Motorcyles Welcome. (raindate: Sept. 28)

 

June

28-30……… National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton holding three-day Heritage Festival to commemorate the occupation of the town of Emmitsburg before the Battle of Gettysburg. www.setonheritage.org; 301-447-6606.

8-30…… Emmitsburg Heritage Days Festival, Community-Wide Yard Sale, Fireworks (29th), Parade, games, Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, live music, crafters, and more. Sponsored by Emmitsburg Lions Club, Emmitsburg, Maryland.

29…….. Community-Wide Yard/Sidewalk Sale,  Emmitsburg. 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Yard/Sidewalk sales all over town. 301-447-1712.

29…. Registration CYA Football/Cheerleading Fall 2013 season, Thurmont Ambulance Company, Thurmont.  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Football players (even returning players) need copy of their birth certificate. Sherry 301-447-3430 or Rob 301-305-1132.

29…. $5 Bag Sale, Seton Center Thrift Shop, 16840 Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Bags provided; shoppers not to bring own bags. No infant strollers/baby buggies in store (limited space). 301-447-6102; www.setoncenterinc.org.

29…. Emmitsburg Community Heritage Day, Emmitsburg Community Park. Vendors, history tours, fireworks, yard sale, & more. www.setonheritage.org; www.emmitsburg.net; 301-447-1712. P/U brochure at area businesses.

29…. All You Can Eat Breakfast, Emmitsburg Fire Hall, 6:30-10:00 a.m. benefit Vigilant Hose Company Auxiliary.

29.... Mountaintop Heritage Days Festival, Parade, Fireworks. Fort Ritchie, Cascade, Maryland.

July

1…… Play Sunday & Monday Night Bingo, Beth Sholom Community Center, 1011 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. Doors open 5:00 p.m.; Bingo 7:00 p.m. 301-663-0267; bethsholomfrederick.org.

1…… FRCC  summer Camp is filling fast: Shakespeare, History, Boot Camp, Heritage Arts, and Much More. Some spaces still available. 301-241-5085.

1…… Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 6:00-7:30 p.m. Open to public; all items FREE, including clothing, linens, shoes, & household items as available. 301-271-4511.

3…… Shriner’s Night at Double Rock Farm, 15405 Motters Station Rd., Rocky Ridge. 6:00-11:00 p.m. All Proceeds benefit Shriners.

4………. Special July 4 Sandwich Sale, hosted by Thurmont Lions Club, Bell Hill Farm, 15202 Catoctin Mountain Hwy, Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (or until sold out).

4…… Frederick’s 4th – An Independence Day Celebration, Baker Park, 121 N. Bentz St. Frederick, Maryland. Festival and Fireworks.

4…… Liberty Mountain Resort Fireworks, Fairfield, Pennsylvania.

6………. Home Run Car Show and Flea Market, Harry Grove Stadium Frederick, MD (rain date: July 7). Cars, trucks & motorcycles welcome. Registration 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ($10.00 donation). FREE admission/parking. Benefits Vets Journey Home, Vietnam Veterans & Korean War Veterans Association Frederick County. Jay 301-831-0154 or Roy 301-898-8090. www.goldengears.org.

6………. Summer Sandwich Sale, hosted by Thurmont Lions Club, Bell Hill Farm, 15202 Catoctin Mountain Hwy, Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (or until sold out). Benefits local community and vision-related causes.

7…… Yard Sale & Flea Market, Saint Anthony Shrine, corner of US 15 and St. Anthony Road, Emmitsburg. $10/spot. Food sales reserved for St. Anthony Parish. 240-529-2737.

7…… FRCC Zumbathon, Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Dr., Cascade, MD. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Raises money for the Community Center. 301-241-5085. 

7…… Home Comfort Bluegrass Band from Sabillasville, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North St., Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.

7,8Play Sunday & Monday Night Bingo, Beth Sholom Community Center, 1011 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. Doors open 5:00 p.m.; Bingo 7:00 p.m.

8-13. Guardian Hose Company Carnival, Guardian Hose Carnival Grounds, East Main St., Thurmont. Live Music Every Night, Raffles, Games, Rides, Food.

9…… Computer Classes at Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, Blue Ridge Summit, PA. “One-on-One” classes, 3:00 p.m. (series of five, 45-minute classes). Email: brsummit@yahoo.com; 717-794-2240.

10…. Cash Bingo, Thurmont AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. Tip Jars & Refreshments Available.

11…. Parade, sponsored by the Guardian Hose Company, Main St., Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. (rain or shine).

13…. Tom’s Creek Church Third Festival, Rt. 140 east of Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. www.tomscreekumc.org.

13…. “ONE DAY” Vacation Bible School, St.Stephen’s United Church of Christ, 25445 Highfield Rd, Cascade, MD. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Children ages 4 years (must be potty-trained)-12 years old. Lunch/snacks provided. 301- 418- 8297.

14…. Lewistown Ruritan Chicken Bar-B-Q, U.S 15 North & Fish Hatchery Road.

14,15Play Sunday & Monday Night Bingo, Beth Sholom Community Center, 1011 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. Doors open 5:00 p.m.; Bingo 7:00 p.m. 301-663-0267; bethsholomfrederick.org.

15…. Like to sing? The Clustered Spires Chorus (women’s barbershop group) Guest Night, Trinity United Methodist Church, 705 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 7:00-9:30 p.m. Women of all ages & voice parts.  Clusteredspires.org or Diane 301-662-1084.

15-19…… Vacation Bible School, Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. 6:00-8:30 p.m. Accepting offering for the “Four Diamond Cancer Fund” for The Hershey Medical Center & collecting non-perishable foods for the “Help Hot line.” 301-241-3050.

16…. Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 10:00-11:30 a.m. Open to public; all items FREE, including clothing, linens, shoes, & household items as available. 301-271-4511.

18…. Thurmont Thespians present Honk! Jr., American Legion, Thurmont. Curtain 7:30 p.m. 301-271-7613.

19…. Thurmont Thespians present Honk! Jr., American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. Curtain 7:30 p.m. 301-271-7613.

20…. Thurmont Thespians present Honk! Jr., American Legion, Thurmont. Curtain 7:30 p.m. 301-271-7613.

20…. Crab Leg & Shrimp Feed, Thurmont Ambulance Company, 27 N. Church Street, Thurmont. Doors open noon; dinner served 1:00-3:00 p.m. $30/person. 301-271-3820 or 301-748-5359.

20…. Crab Feed, Vigilant Hose Company, W. Main Street, Emmitsburg. 4:00-7:00 p.m. $30/person. 301-447-2728.

20…. Chicken Wing Feed, Emmitsburg Ambulance Company, sponsored by Sons of the American Legion Squadron 121. 5:00-8:00 p.m. Featuring Friends Creek Pickers, 7:00-10:00 p.m. (must have ticket to remain for music). Tickets at Zurgable Bros. Hardware, Mountain Liquors, F.X.E. American Legion, or 717-642-6865. Benefits the Ed Little Fund. $15/person (ticket sales cut-off: July 14).

20…. Mt. Tabor Church of Rocky Ridge’s Festival, Mt. Tabor Park, home of the BIG SLIDE, Rocky Ridge, MD. 4:00 p.m. Bingo/Food/Music by “Compromise” from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

20…. Annual Blue Ridge Summit Free Library Ice Cream Social, on the adjacent plaza green, Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Rain or Shine. ICE CREAM by Antietam Dairy. 717-642-5645; jacksmtn@embarqmail.com.

20…. Blessings Day, Mt View Ministries, Church of God, 103 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. It’s a yard sale where EVERYTHING is FREE. Come fill a bag or two or three. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 301-271-9088.

20…. 4th Annual Bobbi Jo 5K Memorial Run, Eyler Park, Thurmont. Race information: www.alwaysinmotion.org or John Steiner 240-422-7996. All proceeds go to scholarship fund.

21…. Thurmont Thespians present Honk! Jr., American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont.  Matinee 2:00 p.m. 301-271-7613.

21…. Concert on the Lawn featuring “Friends Creek Pickers,” St. Johns Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Road, Creagerstown.  6:30 p.m. Hot dogs and drinks available. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Free. 301-304-2507.

21…. Yard Sale & Flea Market, Saint Anthony Shrine, corner of US 15 and St. Anthony Road, Emmitsburg. 240-529-2737.

21,22…… Play Sunday & Monday Night Bingo, Beth Sholom Community Center, 1011 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. Doors open 5:00 p.m.; Bingo 7:00 p.m. 301-663-0267; www.bethsholomfrederick.org.

22-25…… Vacation Bible School, Lewistown United Methodist Church, 11032 Hessong Bridge Rd. 5:30 pm. Theme: Incrediwold AMAZE Event Park. 301-898-7888 or 301-898-7004.

22-26..…. “Kingdom Rock” Vacation Bible School, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231 A Rocky Ridge Road, Thurmont.  6:30-8:45 p.m.  Ages 3 through fifth grade. Register at 301-271-2379 by July 15.

24…. Cash Bingo, Thurmont AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m.

25…. Vacation Bible School starts, Monocacy Chuch of the Brethern. Rocky Ridge, MD. (July 25-27). Contact Carreanne 17-642-5940 or Crystal 301-471-3982.

25-27…… Thurmont Thespians present Honk! Jr., American Legion, Thurmont. Curtain 7:30 p.m. 301-271-7613.

25-27…… Vacation Bible School, Monocacy Church, 13517 Motter’s Station Road in Rocky Ridge. Registration Carreanne 717-642-5940 or Crystal 301-471-3982.

june

1…… Thurmont High School Alumni Association, Lewistown Volunteer Fire Hall, Lewistown, MD.  $20/person.  Paid reservations must be returned by May 18. Joan Freeze 301-271-7387; Victoria Mathias 301-271-7614.

1…… Safe Summer Event. Little Sister Band, Souls Fire, Balloon Guy and many exhibits. Waynesboro YMCA outdoors. Free admission. Noon-3:00 p.m. 301-271-3733.

1…… Walk to Stand Against Drugs, sponsored by SHOP (Students Helping Other People) club at CHS. 1:00 p.m. (start at CHS, ending at Thurmont Community Park). Walk is free; come show your support! Donations accepted. All collections will go to the Mountain Manor Treatment Center. Facebook: Walk to Stand Against Drugs. Rebecca Scott: Rebecca.scott@fcps.org.

1…… Summer Yard Sale, Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Dr., Cascade, MD. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. www.TheFRCC.org.

2…… Clabaugh Reunion, at Parish House in Creagerstown, 1:00 p.m. Meat is furnished, bring your setups and drinks. RSVP 301-271-7975.

2…… Service of Blessing for 2013 Graduates, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. Emmitsburg Council of Churches/CHS Safe & Sane Committee invites all Graduates and their families. Special guest speaker Monte Leister; reception follows. 7:00 p.m. Allyson Rohrbaugh 410-756-6485 or Pastor Jon Greenstone 301-447-6239.

2…… Sons of the American Legion Squadron 121 Annual Kids Fishing Derby, Kline’s Pond. Ages 3-15 will be awarded trophies and prizes. Registration 7:30- 9:00 a.m.; Fishing 9:00-11:00 a.m.; Judging/Prizes 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Free. Catch and Release Program.

3…… Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 6:00-7:30 p.m. Open to public; all items FREE, including clothing, linens, shoes, & household items as available. 301-271-4511.

5…… Northwestern Frederick County Civic Assn Meeting, Guest Speaker Gary Cox (WCF Church Pastor) at Sabillasville Elementary School. 6:30 p.m. President George Kuhn 301-241-3997.

5…… Cash Bingo, Thurmont AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. Tip Jars & Refreshments Available.

6…… Rabies Vaccination Clinic, Thurmont Community Park, Thurmont. $8/animal. 5:00-8:00 p.m. Dogs, cats, and ferrets (3 months of age or older). Rain or Shine. Please have animals properly contained, leashed, or in carriers. 301-600-1717.

7…… Friends, Family and Fun in the Park Event, Christ’s Community Church, 303 West Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg. 5:00-8:00 p.m. Bring covered dish to share. www.cccemmitsburg.org.

8…… Slippery Pot Pie Dinner, Trinity United Church of Christ, 101 East Main Street, Thurmont. 12:00-5:00 p.m. $11/adult, $5/ages 5-10, Free/Under 5 years, $12/Carry-outs, $4/Quart of Pot Pie. Tootie Lenhart 301-271-2305.

8…… Family Style Dinner, St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 8619 Black’s Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD. 12:00-5:00 p.m. $13/Adults; $7/Children 6-12;  Free/Children under 6. $14/Carryout. Baked Items for sale. Proceeds to benefit St. John’s Lutheran Church.

8…… Mt. Tabor Church of Rocky Ridge Festival, Mt. Tabor Park (home of the BIG SLIDE). Home-cooked food & games. 4:00 p.m. Music by “JR Country,” 6:00- 9:00 p.m.

8…… Cornhole for a Cause, Emmitsburg Community Park. Benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Cash prizes. Singles tournament: 9:00 a.m., $10 donation/player;  Doubles tournament: 10:00 a.m., $20 donation/team. Register (in person) May 29, Francis X Elder American Legion, Emmitsburg,  5:00-8:00 p.m. or www.leaguelineup.com/b4bc.

8…… Thurmont American Legion The Relay for Life Golf Tournament 19th Hole Banquet, held at the Pavilion.

8…… Strawberry Festival & Albert’s Yard Sale, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 17015 Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville, MD. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

9…… Thurmont’s own Gospel Travelers, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Thurmont. 4:00 p.m. Light refreshments follow in the Church Social Hall. 301-271-7877.

9…… Gettysburg Festival Fringe Event, Encounter Mount Misery—The Battle of Monterey Pass, Martin House Bed & Breakfast, 1085 Jacks Mt. Rd., Fairfield, PA. 3:00-8:00 p.m. www.martinhousebandb.com or 717-642-5645.

9…… Lewistown Ruritan Chicken Bar-B-Q, U.S 15 North & Fish Hatchery Road.

14…. Karaoke and Open Mic Night. Music and snacks. Morning Star: A Perfect Gift, Thurmont Plaza, 6:00-9:00 p.m. 301-271-3733.

14…. Thurmont American Legion Flag Day Ceremony, .

15…. Cash Bash, Thurmont AMVETS, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. 6:00 p.m.-midnight. All proceeds go to PPF, Inc. for Stacey Godlove, battling high-risk MDS. $25/person. Music by DJ Micha & Rob Hagans, dinner, raffle, tip jars, & more. Kim Seiss 240-367-6226.

15…. Mountain Heritage Day-Civil War Theme, Creeger House & Main Street, Thurmont, 11 N. Church St., Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Historical Civil War era skills and crafts. Fife & Drum Corps.

15…. “Party of Parties” Fundraiser, Mike Grime’s Kidney Fund, Thurmont Carnival Grounds, 123 E. Main St., Thurmont. 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Vendors; Cash-n-Carry items; Door prizes/raffles. Donations gratefully accepted. Lori Grimes Kaas 301-271-7794; Jen Eiker 301-271-1747.

15…. Ladies’ Tea and Silent Auction, hosted by Saint John’s Lutheran Church & the Thurmont Thespians, 15 N Church St., Thurmont. 11:00 a.m. $15/person. Reservations/info:301-271-7613. Reservation deadline for the tea: June 8.

15…. Thurmont Mountain Heritage Day. Exhibitors and book signings. Morning Star: A Perfect Gift, Thurmont Historical Society, Timeless Trends and various other locations. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 301-271-3733.

15…. Thurmont Lions Club host Summer Sandwich Sale, Bell Hill Farm, 15202 Catoctin Mountain Hwy, Thurmont.  10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (until sold out). 301-271-0558; www.thurmontlionsclub.com.

15…. Thurmont First Main Street Flea and Farmers Market starts, Guardian Hose Company Carnival Grounds, Thurmont. 9:00 a.m.-Noon. Karen Kinnaird 301-271-4811 to register as vendor or any questions. Applications available online www.thurmontfirst.com or Thurmont Town Office.

15…. Thurmont Amerian Legion Dance, Ball Room. Featuring Rock and Roll Relics, 7:30 p.m. Open to public. No Jeans/T-shirts/Sneakers.

16…. ESP Dance and Music school Recital “E.S.P Rocks,” Weinberg Center, Frederick, MD. Tickets: www.weinbergcenter.org/3475/e-s-p-rocks/ or at box office 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. 301-600-2828.

18…. Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 10:00-11:30 a.m. Open to public; all items FREE, including clothing, linens, shoes, & household items. 301-271-4511.

18…. The Emmitsburg Community Chorus sings for residents and staff, Gettysburg Lutheran Home. 6:30 p.m. Betsy Graham at 301-898-7821.

19…. Special Lunch/General Meeting, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main Street Thurmont. 12:00 p.m. 301-271-7911.

19…. Cash Bingo, Thurmont AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. Tip Jars & Refreshments Available.

19-21…… First Baptist Church of Thurmont presents Colossal Coaster World Vacation Bible School (1st Grade-Adult). Picnic on June 22. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 301-447-3677 for registration.

22…….. Thurmont American Legion going to Frederick Keys Baseball Game.  $10. 301-271-4411.

23…. Emmitsburg Community Chorus performs at Crumland Farms. 7:00 p.m. Betsy Graham at 301-898-7821.

23-27…… “God’s Big Backyard, where kids have a blast serving Jesus,” Weller UMC, Thurmont. 6:15-8:30 p.m. Register first night; to pre-register 301-271-2802. Registration free (open ages Pre-K through 5th Grade).

28…. Annual Spring Concert, the Emmitsburg Community Chorus, Emmitsburg Park, Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m. Betsy Graham at 301-898-7821.

28-30……… National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton holding three-day Heritage Festival to commemorate the occupation of the town of Emmitsburg before the Battle of Gettysburg. www.setonheritage.org; 301-447-6606.

29…….. Community-Wide Yard/Sidewalk Sale,  Emmitsburg. 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Yard/Sidewalk sales all over town. 301-447-1712.

29…. Homeschool Open House, Walkersville Christian Family Schools Premier K-12 Homeschool Academy Since 1983, 16827 Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 301-241-2072.

29…. Registration CYA Football/Cheerleading Fall 2013 season, Thurmont Ambulance Company, Thurmont.  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Football players (even returning players) need copy of their birth certificate. Sherry 301-447-3430 or Rob 301-305-1132.

29…. $5 Bag Sale, Seton Center Thrift Shop, 16840 Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Bags provided; shoppers not to bring own bags. No infant strollers/baby buggies in store (limited space). 301-447-6102; www.setoncenterinc.org.

29…. Registration: CYA Football/Cheerleading Fall 2013 season, Thurmont Ambulance Company, Thurmont.  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Football players (even returning players) need copy of their birth certificate. Sherry 301-447-3430 or Rob 301-305-1132.

29…. Emmitsburg Community Heritage Day, Emmitsburg Community Park. Vendors, history tours, fireworks, yard sale, & more. www.setonheritage.org; www.emmitsburg.net; 301-447-1712. P/U brochure at area businesses.

july

6………. Home Run Car Show and Flea Market, Harry Grove Stadium Frederick, MD (rain date: July 7). Cars, trucks & motorcycles welcome. Registration 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ($10.00 donation). FREE admission/parking. Benefits Vets Journey Home, Vietnam Veterans & Korean War Veterans Association Frederick County. Jay 301-831-0154 or Roy 301-898-8090. www.goldengears.org.

9…… Computer Classes at Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, Blue Ridge Summit, PA. “One-on-One” classes, 3:00 p.m. (series of five, 45-minute classes). Email: brsummit@yahoo.com; 717-794-2240.

25-27…… Vacation Bible School, Monocacy Church, 13517 Motter’s Station Road in Rocky Ridge. Registration Carreanne 717-642-5940 or Crystal 301-471-3982.

25           Vacation Bible School starts, Monocacy Chuch of the Brethern. Rocky Ridge, MD. (July 25-27). Contact Carreanne 17-642-5940 or Crystal 301-471-3982.

CYA Football/Cheerleading Fall 2013 Registration for Fall 2013 & Upcoming Fundraiser

Registration for the Catoctin Youth Association (CYA) Football and Cheerleading fall 2013 season will be held on two dates at the Thurmont Ambulance Company: Sunday, May 19, 2013, from 1:00-5:00 p.m.; Saturday, June 29, 2013, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. These will be the ONLY registration sessions. Football players (even returning players) will need to bring a copy of their birth certificate. Practice will begin Monday, July 22, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. at Thurmont Middle School. Any questions or for more information, please call Sherry at 301-447-3430 or Rob at 301-305-1132.

CYA Football and Cheerleading is sponsoring a Wing Feed fundraiser on Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Vigilant Hose Company in Emmitsburg. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served from 6:00-10:00 p.m. The menu includes wings, French fries, hot dogs, Maryland Crab soup, and other finger food and assorted desserts. There will be tip jars and 50/50 drawing. DJ during dinner by TCB Entertainment. Tickets are $15.00 per person. Please call Sherry at 301-447-3430, Rob at 301-305-1132, or Dave at 301-639-0467. The Vigilant Hose Company is located at 25 West Main Street in Emmitsburg.

Thespians Hold Auditions for the Summer Children’s Musical Honk! — May 18 & 20

The Thurmont Thespians will hold open auditions for children ages 6-13 only, for their summer children’s musical Honk!, a retelling of the beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Ugly Duckling, with book by Anthony Drewe, music by George Stiles and lyrics by Anthony Drewe. “Honk! is a great reminder of all the things we hope kids learn: accept others for who they are, not what they look like, remember that being different is okay, and remember that out there somewhere, someone’s gonna love you—warts and all!”

Director Beth Royer Watson will stage Honk! the last two weekends of July at the American Legion Auditorium, located at 8 Park Lane in Thurmont.  The dates are Thursday-Saturday, July 18-20 and 25-27 at 7:30 p.m., with two Sunday matinees on July 21 and 28 at 2:00 p.m.

Matthew Albright will be Music Director and Jennifer Buchheister will be Choreographer.

This is an entry-level community theatre program, not a summer camp.  There are no fees for any children to participate.  ALL CHILDREN AUDITIONING WILL RECEIVE AN ON-STAGE ROLE IN THE SHOW, providing they obey these three simple requirements: (1) They must attend all performances and mandatory rehearsals; (2) They must memorize their lines and their movements; and (3) They must display courteous, polite professional conduct and respect to all theatre staff members throughout the rehearsal/ performance cycle. The director reserves the right to terminate a child’s participation in the play at any time if these requirements are not met.

Auditions and all rehearsals until July 7 will be held at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Social Hall, located at 15 North Church Street in Thurmont.  There will only be two auditions for all children ages 6-13 on Saturday morning, May 18, 2013, starting at 9:00 a.m. until concluded, and on Monday, May 20, 2013, starting at 7:00 p.m. until concluded.

Rehearsals will commence Thursday evening, May 23 starting at 6:30 p.m. and continue approximately three to four times weekly, including Saturday morning and some weekday  early evenings.

This will be the 16th annual Summer Youth Musical for the Thurmont Thespians, beginning back in 1998 with “He Lived The Good Life”.  Each year the casting alternates between middle school pre-teens and high school teens 13 and up. For more information about Honk! Auditions, please e-mail director Beth Watson at beth.watson@myactv.net or call 301-416-0864.

Community Calendar

may

1…… Law Day, Emmitsburg Senior Center, Emmitsburg. Advance Directives for older adults at no charge. Schedule free appointment:  301-600-6350, from 10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

1…… Children’s Art Festival first round of voting for your favorite piece of art. Door Prizes every day. Morning Star: A Perfect Gift, Thurmont Plaza (through May 11) 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 301-271-3733.

1…… Gardening with Eric Carle, Emmitsburg Branch Library. Ages 3-5, w/adult. 4:00-4:30 p.m. Presented by staff from Rose Hill Manor Park & Children’s Museum. Register 301-600-6329 or fcpl.org.

2…… Catoctin High School Softball Team Crab Cake Dinner Fundraiser, Vigilant Hose Company Fire Hall, Emmitsburg. 4:00-7:00 p.m. Eat in or carryout.  $15/person. Call Coach Jess 301-788-0976 for tickets.

4…… Emmitsburg Lions Club BBQ & Yard Sale, S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. BBQ 11:00 a.m. until chicken dinners are gone; yard sale 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Table space/$5.00. Call Zurgable Hardware 301-447-2020.

4…… American Legion Post 168, Steak and Shrimp Dinner and Dance, featuring “Don Stone Looking 4 Tunes.” Dinner 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Dance 8:00-11:00 p.m. $20/person (Dinner includes 1 NY Strip and 1 lb. Steamed Shrimp).

4…… Hook, Line & Sinker! Emmitsburg Branch Library. Preschoolers, elementary, children w/adult. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Register 301-600-6329 or fcpl.org.

5…… Boudoir at the Barn by Dawn Kearney Photography. Call 443-975-4356 for more details.

5…… Yard Sale & Flea Market, Saint Anthony Shrine (corner of US 15 and St. Anthony Rd.), Emmitsburg. $10/spot. Food sales reserved for St. Anthony Parish. 240-529-2737.

5…… Trail Workday, Rainbow Lake, Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.-Noon. Help  greatly appreciated; bagels/juice in morning & barbecue to follow. Contact Town Commissioner Tim O’Donnell at todonnell@emmitsburgmd.gov.

5…… Cash Bingo, Thurmont Post #7 AMVETS, Thurmont. 7:00 p.m. Benefits Catoctin High School (CHS) 2013 Safe & Sane. Karen Schildt 240-285-8076.

6…… Graceham Moravian Church free community meal “Served with Grace,” (first Monday of every month), 8231 A Rocky Ridge Rd. (Rt. 77), Thurmont. 5:30-7:00 p.m. All welcome. 301-271-2379.

6…… Thurmont Community Clothes Closet Open Today, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 6:00-7:30 p.m. FREE baby, youth and adult clothing, & more. 301-271-4511.

6…… The Thurmont Regional Library Gallery features the works of the Frederick Plein Air Artists (FPAA), from May 6-July 24, 2013. 301-600-7212 or www.fcpl.org.

10…. Wing Feed Fundraiser, sponsored by CYA Football/Cheerleading, Vigilant Hose Company, Emmitsburg. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; dinner served 6:00-10:00 p.m. DJ by TCB Entertainment. $15/person. Sherry 301-447-3430.

10…. Karaoke and Open Mic Night. Music and snacks. Morning Star: A Perfect Gift, Thurmont Plaza, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 301-271-3733.

10…. McPrayer Meeting at McDonalds, Thurmont, with Pastor Susan Beck (second Friday of each month) 10:00-11:00 a.m. Open to all. Call 301-271-7877.

11…. Community Dinner, Creagerstown Parish Hall, 8608 Blacksmill Rd., Creagerstown, MD. Noon-5:00 p.m. $15/Adults; $7/Children 6-12; Free/under 6. $17/Carryouts. Benefit for Street Lights and Cemetery.

11…. Wing Nite, Lewistown Fire Hall. 5:00 p.m. $20/person. Benefits Catoctin  High School (CHS) 2013 Safe & Sane. Lisa White 240-367-6996 or Brian Smith 301-748-6230.

11…. Spring in the Village, sponsored by the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc., Collier’s Log House, ca. 1810, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. www.catoctinfurnace.org.

11…. Mother’s Day Tea Party, Thurmont Regional Library, (children w/adult, preschoolers, elementary). 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Be sure to wear your “fairy best”! Register 301-600-7214 or fcpl.org.

11…. Sarah’s Garden Social, Harriet Chapel, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit the gardens and grounds of Harriet Chapel.

11…. American Legion Post 168 Dance, featuring Stick Time, American Legion Auditorium. 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. $10/ in advance; $12/at the door. Members and guests welcome.

11…. Mother’s Day Craft Program, Emmitsburg Branch Library. Preschoolers, elementary, children w/adult. 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Register 301-600-6329 or fcpl.org.

11…. Summer Reading Family Festival (all ages). 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Westview Promenade, Crestwood Blvd. No need to register. Free concert by Mr. Jon and Friends. (Inclement weather backup inside at Champions).

15…. Northwestern Frederick County Civic Assn. Meeting, Guest Speaker Nancy Bert (Blue Ridge Summit Free Library) at Sabillasville Elementary School. 6:30 p.m. President George Kuhn 301-241-3997.

18…. Thurmont Thespians Open Auditions for children’s musical Honk! (Children ages 6-13), St. John’s Lutheran Church Social Hall, 15 N. Church St., Thurmont. 9:00 a.m. Rehearsals will commence May 23 6:30 p.m. Beth Watson at beth.watson@myactv.net or 301-416-0864.

18…. Creative Unity, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. An all-day art event for all ages. 301-600-7212 or visit us at www.fcpl.org.

18…. Children’s Art Festival Display, all winning artwork displayed for second round popular voting for the Grade Level prizes, Guardian Hose Activities Building (Carnival grounds), Thurmont. 1:00-4:00 p.m.

18…. 6th Annual Deer Dash 5K Run/Walk, Deer Crossing Elementary, New Market, MD.  8:30 a.m. Registration online through May 13. www.deerdash.com.

19…. 2nd Annual Children’s Fishing Rodeo, One Mountain Foundation hosts, Lake Royer, Fort Ritchie, Cascade, MD. Check-in 8:00 a.m.; fishing 8:30-11:30 a.m. Age divisions: 5-6, 7-9, & 10-12. Register online www.onemountainfoundation.org/2013events or by emailing info@onemountainfoundation.org. Only 100 children allowed to enter the rodeo. Advance registration highly encouraged. Frank Mummert, Fishing Rodeo Director, 717-794-2609.

19…. Lewistown Ruritan Chicken Bar-B-Q, U.S 15 North & Fish Hatchery Road.

19…. Registration, fall 2013 CYA Football/Cheerleading, Thurmont Ambulance Company, Thurmont. 1:00-5:00 p.m. (Also June 29, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) Only two registration dates. Sherry 301-447-3430 or Rob 301-305-1132.

19…. Yard Sale & Flea Market, Saint Anthony Shrine (corner of US 15 and St. Anthony Rd.), Emmitsburg. $10/spot. Food sales reserved for St. Anthony Parish. 240-529-2737.

19…. Benefit Bingo for Brooke Riggs, sponsored by Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co., 13527 Motters Station Rd., Rocky Ridge, MD. Brooke Riggs is 20 months old and battling stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Doors open 11:30 a.m.; Games 1:00 p.m. $20/advance; $25/at door. Pat 301-845-4568; Bonny 301-271-3370; Linda 301-271-9170.

20…. Thurmont Thespians Open Auditions for children’s musical Honk! (Children ages 6-13), St. John’s Lutheran Church Social Hall, 15 N. Church St., Thurmont.  7:00 p.m. Rehearsals will commence May 23 6:30 p.m. Beth Watson at beth.watson@myactv.net or 301-416-0864.

21…. Thurmont Community Clothes Closet Open Today, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 10:00-11:30 am. FREE baby, youth and adult clothing, and more. 301-271-4511.

23-25…… Yard and Bake Sale, St. Anthony Shrine, Rt 15 at St. Anthony Road, Emmitsburg. 8:30 a.m. until. $15/one day; $25/2days; $30/3 days. Helen Reaver 301-447-6431 or Parish Office 301-447-2367.

24…. 60’s Theme Youth Night (for Grades 6-12). Dress 60’s style, play games, eat snacks. Morning Star: A Perfect Gift, Thurmont Plaza, 6:00-8:00 p.m. 301-271-3733.

24…. Walk-A-Thon Benefit for Brooke Riggs (18 mos. old), Mt. Tabor Park, Rocky Ridge. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Live music, food. Free t-shirt with $20 donation and pre-registration two weeks in advance. 240-397-0351, 240-315-2086, 240-674-4944.

25…. Bingo Bash, Emmitsburg Vol. Ambulance Co., Emmitsburg. Doors open 4:00 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. $35/in advance; $45/at door. (Tickets must be paid for by May 17 to be entered to win $100 cash! Mary Lou 240-285-3184; Pam 717-642-9335; Diane 301-748-6894.

25…. Summer Sandwich Sale, hosted by Thurmont Lions Club, Bell Hill Farm, 15202 Catoctin Mountain Hwy., Thurmont.  10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (until sold out). Pit beef, pork, turkey, & ham sandwiches (platter w/ cole slaw, drink, & French fries or baked beans). 301-271-0558; www.thurmontlionsclub.com.

31…. Spanish Storytime, Thurmont Regional Library. Children 2-5, w/adult. 10:30-11:00 a.m. Cynthia Fraga-Canadas from Mount St. Mary’s University. Register 301-600-7214 or fcpl.org.

31…. Friday Night Lights, Thurmont Eye Care, Main Street, Thurmont. Live music, open bar, catered food, local vendors, & more. 4:00-8:00 p.m. 301-271-0554.

june

1…… Thurmont High School Alumni Association, Lewistown Volunteer Fire Hall, Lewistown, MD.  $20/person.  Paid reservations must be returned by May 18. Joan Freeze 301-271-7387; Victoria Mathias 301-271-7614.

1…… Safe Summer Event. Little Sister Band, Souls Fire, Balloon Guy and many exhibits. Waynesboro YMCA outdoors. Free admission. Noon-3:00 p.m. 301-271-3733.

2…… Sons of the American Legion Squadron 121 Annual Kids Fishing Derby, Kline’s Pond. Ages 3-15 will be awarded trophies and prizes. Registration 7:30- 9:00 a.m.; Fishing 9:00-11:00 a.m.; Judging/Prizes 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Free. Catch and Release Program.