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april

27…….. Antique Road Show, Thurmont Grange. 7 p.m. Information: 301-471-5158.

27…….. Mackenzie’s Light Bereavement & Drug Awareness Support Group, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. 301-524-8064 or Facebook.

28…….. Vitals Taken & Talk by Nurse Steve, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 East Main St., Thurmont. 10:30 a.m.

29                  Pot Luck Lunch and General Meeting, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 East Main St., Thurmont. Noon. Sign up at Center.

may

1………. Dedication Ceremony to Honor the IAFC VCOS, National Fire Heritage Center, Frederick County Fire/Rescue Museum, 300B South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:30 a.m. RSVP Wayne Powell 240-344-7390 or waynepowellnfhc@gmail.com.

1………. Free Workout Saturdays, hosted by Anytime Fitness of Thurmont, Thurmont Community Park. 11 a.m. (every Saturday in May). Led by certified personal trainers; designed for every fitness level. Open to all adults, not just Anytime Fitness members.

1………. Law Day, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Living will/advanced directive prepared free by local lawyers. Reserve your half hour: 301-271-7911.

2………. Quarter Auction, Mountain Gate Restaurant, Thurmont. Doors open noon for buffet; games 1:00 p.m. $25 (includes 2 paddles). Benefits Catoctin High School’s Music Dept. Lisa Wease 240-409-6966 or lisalabanana@yahoo.com.

2………. Plant Sale, Catoctin High School,  14745 Sabillasville Rd., Thurmont. 9:00 a.m.-noon.

2………. Spring Tea, Lewistown United Methodist Church, 11032 Hessong Bridge Rd., Thurmont. $15/person. Seatings: 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Bazaar items & baked goods for sale. Benefit projects of the Missions Program of LUMC. Barbara 301-898-5572 or Ruby 301-898-7888.

2………. His Place Car Show, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Sponsored by His Place, Inc. and Rocko Meats. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration 8 a.m.; judging noon-2 p.m.; awards 3 p.m. Free to attend, $15/participant ($12/in advance via bkuhn3@yahoo.com). Benefit Mother Seton School and Hospice of Frederick County. Rain date: May 9. Bill Kuhn 1-800-529-5835.

2………. Wine Tasting & Auction, Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, 15010 Roddy Rd., Thurmont. 4-7 p.m. Benefits Parishes of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and St. Anthony Shrine. Open to public. No one under 21 admitted. $25/person. 301-447-2367.

3………. Basket & Vera Bradley Bonanza Bingo, Thurmont Activities Building at Carnival Grounds, Thurmont. Doors open 12 p.m.; bingo 2 p.m. $25/in advance; $30/at door. Dinner included (12:30-1:30 p.m.) Jenny Maher 301-748-7645; Bridgette Hopkins 443-244-0591. Benefit FCPS students at National SkillsUSA Conference June 2015.

3………. Cut and Dip Fundraiser, Gateway Market, 14802 Franklinville Road, Thurmont. Noon to close; haircuts 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. under the tent.

3………. St. Anthony Shrine Yard Sale & Flea Market (first and third Sundays, May-October), Rt. 15 and St. Anthony Rd., Emmitsburg. $10/spot. 240-529-2737.

4………. Thurmont Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont UMC, Long Rd., Thurmont. 6-7:30 p.m. Clothing, linens, small household goods & shoes as available. All welcome. Box for donations beside Clothes Closet bldg. (no toys being accepted at this time). Call ahead for anything large. 301-271-4511.

4………. “Served with Grace” Free Community Meal (1st Monday each month), Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:30-7 p.m. All welcome.

4………. Mother Seton School Fine Arts Night, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 9:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. Browse fine works of art and music created by our talented students 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

4………. Spring Art Show & Reception, Emmitsburg Senior Center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 3:30-5 p.m. 301-600-6350.

5………. Fred Balius, Frederick County Dept. of Mental Health speaks on Depression, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 11:30 a.m.

6………. 50/50 Bingo, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. Open to the public. 1:00 p.m.  Must be 18 to play bingo.

7………. Beading group (led by Teresa), Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. (1st Thursday of each month). 1-3 p.m. Center has supplies; bring own supplies if desired.

8………. CANA (Christian Adults Nurturing Another) Sponsoring Spring Celebration (dinner & activities), Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. Open to all single adults (age 30  and above). 6:30 p.m. 301-271-2379. 

8 ……… Mother Seton School May Crowning Procession, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:45 a.m. Annual tradition of the May Crowning Procession, honoring the Holy Mother. All invited. Bring your own flowers to lay on altar. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

8………. Art & Wine Walk, Main St., Thurmont. 6-8:30 p.m. Featuring local artists. Art, wine, cupcake & appetizer walk. Facebook.com/ThurmontFirst.

8………. Monthly Birthday Party, Emmitsburg Senior Center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Noon. 301-600-6350.

8………. Ride to Stauffer’s Garden Center & Baker’s Diner, Emmitsburg Senior Center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $30/person. Reservations required 301-600-6350.

9………. Creagerstown Community Dinner, St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish House,  8619 Black’s Mill Rd., Creagerstown,  MD. Noon-5 p.m. $16/adults; $8/ages 6-10; Free/ages under 6. $17/carryout.  Proceeds benefit cemetery up-keep and street lights.

9………. 8th Annual Women’s Getaway for the Day, 14698 Albert Staub Rd., Thurmont. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. All women welcome. Food, skits, & much more. Co-hosted by MorningStar Family Church and Trinity United Methodist Church. 301-762-5073.

9………. Creagerstown Community Dinner, Blacks Mill Rd., Thurmont. Noon-5 p.m. $16/adult; $8/child. Proceeds towards upkeep of Creagerstown Cemetary & street lights.

9………. Old Field Woodworking Open House, 13333 Graceham Rd., Thurmont. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 301-271-4439.

9………. Day of Service, Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Rd., Thurmont, at Camp Greentop. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sponsored by Catoctin Forest Alliance. Advance registration encouraged: CFA Chairman Jim Sundergill jimsundergill@comcast.net.

9………. Sarah’s Garden Social, Harriet Chapel, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 8-3 p.m. Crafts, garden supplies, bedding/hanging basket plants & more. Proceeds benefit the gardens and grounds of Harriet Chapel.

9………. Spring in the Village at Catoctin Furnace, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. Crafts, flowers, heirloom plants, herbs, and children’s activities. Traditional music & foods. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 410-243-2626; www.catoctinfurnace.org.

9………. Bark in the Park, Utica District Park, 10200-B Old Frederick Rd., Frederick, MD. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5/dog (limit 2 dogs/owner). 301-600-2936 or www.recreater.com.

9………. Monthly Yard Sale, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 7 a.m.- 2 p.m. $10/space. Must supply your own table(s) & chair(s). Reserve your space. Rain or shine. 301-271-7911.

9………. Plant Sale, Catoctin High School,  14745 Sabillasville Rd., Thurmont. 9:00 a.m.-noon.

9………. Wing Feed, AMVETS Post 7, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. 4-7 p.m. $15/person. Open to public (age 21 and older). Dr. Mudcat Medicine Show; DJ & Karaoke.

12…….. Mother Seton School Take-a-Tour Tuesday, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4:30-6:30 p.m. No need to pre-register. Denice Vaught 301-447-3161 or dvaught@mothersetonschool.org.

12…….. 2nd Annual Summer Activities Fair, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 East Moser Rd., Thurmont. 5-7 p.m. No registration necessary. www.fcpl.org.

12…….. Home-style buffet & bluegrass/country style gospel music by Roland Zimmerman Family, Mountain Gate Restaurant, 133 Frederick Rd., Thurmont. 6 p.m.; music 7 p.m. Reservations recommended: 301-271-4373. Music/buffet $11.99. www.RolandZimmermanFamily.org.

14…….. Free Zumba Gold (low impact), Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. Taught by Michelle (Anytime Fitness). 9:30-10:15 a.m.

15…….. Trip to Hampton National Historic Site, Emmitsburg Senior Center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $30/person. Reservations 301-600-6350.

16…….. Artists-in-Residence Program, Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Rd., Thurmont. Talk w/artists & learn about their work. Sponsored by the Catoctin Forest Alliance. 301-663-9388.

16…….. Yard Sale, St. Joseph’s Church, Parish Hall (corner of N. Seton Ave. & DePaul St.), Emmitsburg. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free parking/handicap accessible.  Donations can be dropped off May 15 (noon-7 p.m.).

16…….. Thurmont Thespians Auditions for Seussical, Jr. (annual children’s summer theater workshop), St. John’s Lutheran Church, 15 North Church St., Thurmont. 9 a.m. For ages 7-14 only. Becca 240-446-2441 or beccanoelle122@gmail.com.

16…….. Spring Fling, Vigilant Hose Company, at ARCC Athletic Complex area, Mount St. Mary’s, Emmitsburg. Giveaways noon-6:00 p.m. Tickets $60/good for 2 people. 301-447-2212.

16…….. Grill Demo, Zurgable Brothers Hardware, 1663 Old Emmitsburg Rd., Emmitsburg. 9 a.m. & 2 p.m. 301-447-2020.

17…….. Community Breakfast to Honor All Veterans, AMVETS Post 7, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. 7-11 a.m. $5/person. Veterans eat for free.

17…….. Reunion, Former Students & Teachers, Foxville School, Foxville School House. 12:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish. 301-416-0185 or 301-416-0798.

17…….. Emmitsburg Community Chorus’ Opening Concert, 7908 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. 3 p.m. Free-will offering collected to support chorus. Betsy Graham 301-898-7821.

17…….. Guitarist Rich Keiser Presenting Concert, Germantown Church of God, 16924 Ravenrock Rd., Cascade, MD. 6 p.m. Public invited. Free event.

17…….. St. Anthony Shrine Yard Sale & Flea Market (first and third Sundays, May-October), Rt. 15 and St. Anthony Rd., Emmitsburg. $10/spot. 240-529-2737. 

17…….. Concert, Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. 6 p.m. Rich Kiser (solo, finger-style guitarist). Free admission. 301-241-3050.

18…….. Thurmont Thespians Auditions for Seussical, Jr. (annual children’s summer theater workshop), St. John’s Lutheran Church, 15 North Church St., Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. For ages 7-14 only. Becca 240-446-2441 or beccanoelle122@gmail.com.

18……………… Mother Seton School Carnival, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Runs May 18-23. 6-11 p.m. Sponsored by Mother Seton School.  www.mothersetonschool.org.

19…….. Thurmont Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont UMC, Long Rd., Thurmont. 10-11:30 a.m. Clothing, linens, small household goods & shoes as available. All welcome. Box for donations beside Clothes Closet bldg. (no toys being accepted at this time). Call office ahead for anything large. 301-271-4511.

19…….. Talk by Terry Miller of Broadmore Senior Living on Veterans Benefits, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. For Veterans and spouses and spouses of deceased Veterans.

19…….. Emmitsburg Community Chorus Concert, St. Joseph Ministries, 331 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 7 p.m. Betsy Graham at 301-898-7821.

20…….. 50/50 Bingo, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1 p.m. Open to public. Must be 18 to play bingo.

21…….. Annual Birthday Party for Thurmont Senior Center, Mountain Gate Family Restaurant, Thurmont. $14/in advance. 301-271-7911.

21-23…….. Yard & Bake Sale, Saint Anthony Shrine, Emmitsburg. Space $10/day (must bring own tables). Food/baked goods available 8:30 a.m. on Friday/Saturday. Helen Reaver 301-447-6431 or 301-447-2367.

23…….. Artists-in-Residence Program, Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Rd., Thurmont. Talk w/artists & learn about their work. Sponsored by the Catoctin Forest Alliance. 301-663-9388.

24…….. Annual Memorial Service, Utica Lutheran Church, 10620 Old Frederick Rd., Thurmont. 2 p.m. Speaker: Chad Weddle. Special music by Tyrone Snowden and organist, Viola Noffsinger. All welcome.

27…….. Emmitsburg Community Chorus Concert, Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village, 1075 Old Harrisburg Rd., Gettysburg, PA. 6:30 p.m. Betsy Graham at 301-898-7821.

28…….. American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course (thru May 20), Mount St. Mary’s University. msmary.edy/aquatics or call 301-447-7429.

29-31…….. Covered Wagon Train, Eyler Road, Thurmont to Harney Fire Station. 9 a.m. Friday to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. 301-271-2023.

30…….. Evening Campground Program, Owens Creek Campground Amphitheater, Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Rd., Thurmont. 5 p.m. Visitor Center 301-663-9388.

30…….. Covered Bridge 5K Fun Run, Hobbs’ Hardware, 15 E. Main St., Thurmont. Sponsored by the Catoctin Area Civitan Club. 7 a.m. Proceeds to purchase handicap accessible playground equipment, assistance to Thurmont Senior Center, other local projects. Registration forms/cost: www.catoctincivitan.org.    

30…….. Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser Benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Emmitsburg Community Park, Emmitsburg. 10 a.m. Entry deadline: May 28. $20 donation/team. Teams of 2. 3 game guarantee. Double elim format. Spectators free. Email b4bclls@yahoo.com or Kelly 240-674-6444. pages.lightthenight.org/md/westmd/15/barkers4bloodcancer.

30                  Memorial Day Ceremony, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont.

march

28…….. Family-style Turkey and Oyster Dinner, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 1-6 p.m. $18/adults; $9/ages 6-10. Carryout $19.

28…….. Community Egg Hunt (for ages 0-12), Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church Community Center), 14814 Foxville Deerfield Rd., Sabillasville, MD. 11 a.m.

28…….. Mother Seton Bingo, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5:30 p.m. $20/in advance; $25/at door. Prizes from Vera Bradley, Coach & Thirty-One.

28…….. Cruise in Memory of Jacob Loudon. Meet at Catoctin High School parking lot, Thurmont. 11 a.m.; depart noon. 717-398-6276.

29…….. Spring Bazaar, Woodsboro American Legion, 101 W. Elilzabeth St., Woodsboro, MD.  11 a.m.-4 p.m. Benefits Woodsboro American Legion 282 Auxiliary Community Service Program. 301-473-0723.

29…….. Meshuggah-Nuns: The Ecumenical Nunsense, presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 2 p.m. $15/person. 301-271-7613.

29…….. Holy Week Service (March 29-April 1), Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 7 p.m.

29…….. Easter Egg Hunt, Gateway Candyland, Rt. 15 & N. Franklinville Rd., Thurmont. Ages 10 & under. 1 p.m. Weather permitting.

29…….. “Journey to the Cross” Passion Play, Deerfield UM Church, 16405 Foxville Deerfield Rd., Sabillasville, MD. 7:30 p.m.

april

1………. Holy Week Service with Bells of Grace Handbell Choir, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. Guest flutist, Denise Slusser. 7 p.m. All are welcome.

1………. Senior Benefits Discuss Medicare, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 East Main St., Thurmont. 11 a.m.

1………. 50/50 Bingo, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 East Main St., Thurmont. 1 p.m. Open to the public and is for all ages.

2………. Thurmont Business Expo, Catoctin H.S., Sabillasville Rd., Thurmont. 6-8:30 p.m.

2………. Maundy Thursday Holy Communion, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 7 p.m. All are welcome. 

2…… Crafting with Friends: Adult Crafting Series, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Fiber Arts (knit, crochet, needle felt). 6-7:30 p.m. Bring own project & supplies.

2………. Meet & Visit with County Executive Jan Gardner, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 East Main St., Thurmont. 2 p.m.

2………. Mother Seton School Easter Prayer Service, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 11 a.m. Prayer & reflection on Holy Thursday before Easter holiday. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

2………. Mother Seton School Easter Prayer Service, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 11 a.m. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

2………. Holy Week Service with Holy Communion and Bells of Grace Handbell Choir, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 7 p.m. All are welcome. 301-271-2379.

2………. Holy Thursday, Weller UMC, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 7 p.m. 301-271-2802.

2,3……. Vigilant Hose Co. Seafood Bonanza, Fire Hall, 25 E Main St., Emmitsburg. 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Bake sale. 301-447-2728.

3………. Good Friday Service, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 7 p.m. All are welcome. 301-271-2379.

3………. Good Friday Tennebrae Service with Hosanna Voice Choir, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 7 p.m. All are welcome. 

3…… Good Friday, Lewistown UMC, 11032 Hessong Bridge Rd., Lewistown, MD. Open for prayer 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 301-898-7888.

3………. “Journey to the Cross” Passion Play, Deerfield UM Church, 16405 Foxville Deerfield Rd., Sabillasville, MD. 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

4………. Country Dance, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 East Main St., Thurmont. 5-8 p.m. Music by JR Country Band. $10/person; $15/ couple. 301-271-7911.

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

4………. First Annual Easter Classic 4-on-4 Men’s Basketball Tournament, CHS gymnasium, Thurmont. 8 a.m. $35/person. All welcome. Tom Mills 240-236-8149 or Thomas.mills@fcps.org. www.97dpatterson.wix.com/easter-classic.

4………. WCFS Senior Class of 2015 Spring Car Wash Fundraiser, Walkersville Christian Family Schools parking lot, 16827 Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville, MD. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Compact cars: $5; SUVs: $7; Trucks: $10.

4………. Easter Egg Hunt, Weller UMC, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 11 a.m. 301-271-2802.

5………. Easter Sunrise Service, 6:15 a.m.; Traditional Moravian Lovefeast Service, 7 a.m.; Easter Celebration Worship with nursery, a special message for children, and Little Church, 10:30 a.m. Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. All welcome.

5………. Easter Sunday, Weller UMC, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. Sunrise service 6:30 a.m.; traditional 8:30 a.m.; contemporary 11 a.m. 301-271-2802.

5………. Trinity United Church of Christ, 101 E. Main St., Thurmont. New Trinity UCC Hand Bell. 11 a.m. Special music for month of April Sunday service. 201-271-2305.

5………. Sunrise Service & Breakfast, Lewistown UMC, 11032 Hessong Bridge Rd., Lewistown, MD. 6 a.m. Release of doves following service. 301-898-7888. 

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

6………. Frederick History w/American Girl Dolls (ages 6-11), Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Bring your doll. 11-11:30 a.m. Register: fcpl.org or 301-600-7212.

8………. Rockin’ It Country Style, Benefit Dance for Stacey Combs, Eyler’s Stables, 141 Emmitsburg Rd., Thurmont. 6-11 p.m. $30/person (dinner & beer/wine included). Tickets: Jeff 240-529-2257; Tammy 240-674-3869.

9………. Bead Class for Seniors, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 East Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m. Free.

9………. Crafting with Friends: Adult Crafting Series: Scrapbooking, Card Making & Stamping, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. 6-7:30 p.m. Bring own project & supplies.

10…….. CANA (Christian Adults Nurturing Another) sponsoring Spring Celebration w/dinner & activities (open to all single adults, age 30 and above), Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. 301-271-2379.

11…….. Oyster, Turkey and Country Ham Dinner (served buffet style), Faith United Church of Christ, 9333 Oppossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD. Noon-5:30 p.m. $17/adults; $8/ages 6-12; Free/ages under 6. $18/Carryout. 301-271-7573.

11…….. WorkCamp Bingo, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. $30/in advance; $35/at door. Includes All-Inclusive 9 Pack & free spaghetti dinner (5-6:30 p.m. only). John Dowling 301-271-4439; Patty Goff 301-271-4555; SAS/OLMC Parish Office 301-447-2367. Benefits Saint Anthony Shrine, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and St. Joseph Parishes youth to attend WorkCamp.

11…….. Open House, Acacia Lodge No. 155, 12 East Main St., Thurmont. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

11…….. Turkey and Oyster Supper, Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church, 10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg. 12-6 p.m.  $18/adults; $9/ages 5-10; Free/ages under 5. $19/Carryout. Bake and craft table. Dottie 301-447-2403; church office 301-447-3171.

11…….. Open House, Masons Tyrian Lodge, 303 E. Main St., Emmitsburg. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All welcome. Ernest Gelwicks 301-447-2923.

11…….. Fort Ritchie Comm. Center Bass Fishing Series, Cascade, MD. $15/youth; $35/adult. 301-241-5085.

12…….. Cash Bingo, Governor Thomas Johnson High School Safe & Sane, Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Frederick, MD.  Doors open 12:30 p.m.; bingo starts 2 p.m. $25/in advance; $30/at door. 301-788-2427 .

14…….. Mother Seton School Take-a-Tour Tuesday, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4:30-6:30 p.m. Denice Vaught 301-447-3161; dvaught@mothersetonschool.org.

15…….. 50/50 Bingo, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 East Main St., Thurmont. 1 p.m. Open to public. For all ages.

16…….. Spring Bingo, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Bring entire family. 6:30-7:15 p.m.

16…….. Crafting with Friends: Adult Crafting Series: Jewelry and Bead Making, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. 6-7:30 p.m. Bring own project & supplies.

16…….. Teens and Tweens Create Poetry Collage (ages 12-18), Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. 5-6 p.m. Register: fcpl.org or 301-600-7212.

16-18…….. Catoctin High School Presents Oklahoma!, Catoctin High School, Thurmont. 7 p.m. (Matinee: Apr. 18 at 2 p.m.) $8/students; $10/adults. Tickets: karen.stitely@fcps.org or at door.

17…….. “Catoctin Voices” Evening of Poetry, Third Friday’s at Holy Grounds Café, Emmitsburg. 7 p.m. Open mike and guest poet each month.  

17…….. Little House Adventures (ages 3-5), Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Laura and Almanzo from The Little House books. 11-11:30 a.m. Register: fcpl.org or 301-600-7212.

18…….. Vietnam Marine Veteran Memorial Rededication Ceremony, Monterey Pass Battlefield Park Civil War Museum, Blue Ridge Summit, PA. Noon.

18…….. Sunshine and Raindrops Storytime (ages 2-5 w/adult), Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. 11 a.m. Register: fcpl.org or 301-600-7212.

18…….. Turn in Unused or Expired Medication for Safe Disposal, Harry Grove Stadium, Frederick, MD. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

19…….. Community Toy Swap (rescheduled from February), Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Bring new or gently used toy/swap for another. 1-4 p.m. 301-600-7212.

19…….. Southern Gospel Concert “Day Star,” Deerfield UM Church, 16405 Foxville Deerfield Rd., Sabillasville, MD. 10:15 a.m. Everyone welcome. 301-241-3158.

19…….. Quartermania, Woodsboro Fire Co. Complex, 10307 Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro, MD. $5/in advance; $8/at door. Benefits Woodsboro Ladies Aux. Mary Murphy 301-401-2824; Ruth Martin 301-845-8406.

20…….. STEM Curiosity Academy, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. 10-week program. Children entering kindergarten in fall 2015. Register: fcpl.org. 1-3 p.m.

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

21…….. Mother Seton School Young Authors Night, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 7-8 p.m. Literary works by MSS students. 301-447-3161; www.mothersetonschool.org.

21…….. Symphony Storytime, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. Free & for all ages. 6:30 p.m. 301-600-7212.

22…….. Talk by David Wingate (lawyer specializing in elder care), Thurmont Senior Center, 806 East Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m.

23…….. Crafting with Friends: Adult Crafting Series: Quilting, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. 6-7:30 p.m. Bring own project & supplies.

25…….. Annual Ladies Day, Catoctin Church of Christ, 140 N. Carroll St., Thurmont. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 301-271-2069.

25…….. Community Residential Shred Event, Thurmont Police Department, 800 E. Main St., Thurmont. 8 a.m.-noon. Sponsored by Thurmont Police Dept. & Thurmont Police Commission. Benefits Thurmont Food Bank. Free when you bring non-perishable food item with each box (5 box limit). Not limited to only Thurmont residents. All welcome.

25…….. Cash Bingo, Faith United Church of Christ, Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Frederick, MD. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; bingo starts 6 p.m. $20/in advance; $25/at door. 301-271-7573; 301-788-2427.

25…….. Craig’s Mower & Marine Service Open House, 14736 Mud College Rd., Thurmont. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

25…….. Thurmont Lions Club Sandwich Sale, north of Thurmont on west side of Rt. 15. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (or until sold out).

25…….. Turkey Potpie Dinner, Woodsboro Lutheran Church, 101 S. Main St., Woodsboro, MD. Noon-5 p.m. $12/adults; $6/ages 6-10. $13/Carryout. Quarts $6. Country ham sandwiches $4. Potpie quarts & sandwiches: 301-271-3309 by April 22.

25…….. Spaghetti Dinner, St. John UCC Parish Hall, 16923 Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville, MD. 4-7 p.m. $10/adults; $5/ages 5-12; Free/ages 5 & under.

26…….. Easter Cantata, Weller UMC, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 10 a.m. 301-271-2802.

26…….. Cash Bingo, Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Frederick, MD. Doors open 12:30 p.m.; games 2 p.m. $25/in advance; $30/at door. Sponsored by TMS PTA. Missy 301-730-8482.

27…….. Antique Road Show, Thurmont Grange. 7 p.m. Information: 301-471-5158.

27…….. Mackenzie’s Light Bereavement & Drug Awareness Support Group, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. 301-524-8064 or Facebook.

28…….. Vitals Taken & Talk by Nurse Steve, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 East Main St., Thurmont. 10:30 a.m.

29…….. Pot Luck Lunch and General Meeting, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 East Main St., Thurmont. Noon. Sign up at Center.

 

march

1………. Mother Seton School Mother-Daughter Friendship Tea, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 2:00-4:00 p.m. Mothers/daughters (grades 4-6). Speaker: Beth Myers, LCSW (“Step Into Your Light—Be Real!”). RSVP 301-447-3161.

2………. “Served with Grace” Free Community Meal (1st Monday each month), Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:30-7:00 p.m. All welcome. 301-271-2379.

2………. Thurmont Ministerium’s Community Lenten Service,  St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran, 15 North Church St., Thurmont. 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

2………. Cash Bingo, Woodsboro Vol. Fire Co., 10307 Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro, MD. Doors open 5:30 p.m; games 7:00 p.m. $25 ($30 value). Sue 301-401-5698. Benefits WVFC.

4………. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) Meeting (meets every Wednesday), Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 6:30 p.m. Janise 717-253-7787.

5………. Koinonia Evening Prayers, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 7:15 p.m. All welcome. 301-271-2379.

5-7…… Indoor Yard Sale, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 301-447-6239.

6………. All-You-Can-Eat Fish Bake Friday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, Thurmont. 5:00-7:30 p.m. $10/adults; $5/ages 4-12; Free/3 & under. 301-447-2367.

6………. EBPA Luncheon, Sleep Inn & Suites, Emmitsburg. 12:00-1:00 p.m. $5. ebpa.biz.

7………. Thurmont Food Bank Grand Opening Celebration, 10 Frederick St., Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-noon. (snow date: March 14). Refreshments, tours, ribbon-cutting ceremony. Bring food donation to place on new shelves.

7………. Cabin Fever Yard Sale, Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Dr., Cascade, MD. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 301-241-5081.

7………. Oyster Feed, AMVETS Post 7, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. 1:00-4:00 p.m. Open to public (21 years of age or older). $30/person.

7………. Annual Spring Supper, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 12:00-5:00 p.m. Roast Beef, Turkey & Ham. $12/adult; $4/ages 6-12. Carryout $13. 301-447-6239.

7………. Celtic Spring Dinner, St. Joseph’s Church Parish Center; North Seton and DePaul Ave., Emmitsburg. Celtic music by Cormorant’s Fancy. Benefits EOPCC. $60/couple; $35/person. Check to: EOPCC, PO Box 291, Emmitsburg, MD 21727. Bill O’Toole, otoole@msmary.edu or 240-439-7218.

8………. Country Community Breakfast (buffet-style), Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, Thurmont. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. $8/adults; $4/ages 4-10; Free/ages 3 & under.  301-447-2367 or www.emmitsburg.net/sasolmc.

8………. Sunday Country Breakfast (all-you-can-eat), Union Bridge Fire Co., Social Hall, 8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge, MD. Doors open 7:00 a.m. $8/ person. 410-775-7104; www.ubfc8.org.

9………. Monday Night Bingo, Union Bridge Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary, Fire Co. Social Hall, 8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge, MD. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; games 7:00 p.m. 410-775-2509; 410-775-2872; ubfc8.org.

9………. Thurmont Ministerium’s Community Lenten Service, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Parish Center, 103 North Church St., Thurmont. 7:00 p.m. All welcome.

9-13…. Mother Seton School Science Fair, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Public invited. Judging takes place March 11. www.mothersetonschool.org.

10…….. Mother Seton School Take-a-Tour Tuesday, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 4:30-6:30 p.m. Applications for 2015-2016 now being accepted. No need to pre-register. Denice Vaught 301-447-3161 or dvaught@mothersetonschool.org.

12…….. Koinonia Evening Prayers, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 7:15 p.m. All welcome.  301-271-2379.

13…….. CHS Softball Team’s Crab Cake Dinner Fundraiser, Fire Hall, 25 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 4:00-7:00 p.m. $15/person (eat in or carryout). Tickets: any CHS softball player or Coach Jess 301-788-0976.

13…….. All-You-Can-Eat Fish Bake Friday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, Thurmont. 5:00-7:30 p.m. $10/adults; $5/ages 4-12; Free/3 & under. 301-447-2367.

13…….. CANA (Christian Adults Nurturing Another) sponsoring a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Celebration for Single Adults (age 30 & above), Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. 301-271-2379.

14…….. Rock & Roll Relics, Emmitsburg Lions Club Sponsoring evening of music & dancing, Emmitsburg Ambulance facility, Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Rock N Roll Relics band. $15/in advance; $20/at door. Tickets: Sharon Hane 301-447-2401; Zurgable Hardware 301-447-2020.

14…….. Mother Seton School HSA Hosting St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, The Carriage House, Emmitsburg. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Adult-only event. $60/ticket; $450/table of 8. MSS for tickets 301-447-3161.

14…….. All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet and Pork Sale, Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church, 10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg. 6:00-10:00 a.m. $8/adult; $4/ages 5-10; Free/ages under. Pork sale orders due by March 8. Orders: Ernie 443-605-2995, Dottie 301-447-2403, or Rose 443-605-2675. 301-447-3171.

14…….. Oyster, Turkey and Country Ham Dinner (buffet-style), Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Thurmont. 12:00-5:00 p.m. $17/adults; $7/ages 6-12. Carryout $18. 301-898-9988.

14…….. 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/ages 6-12; Free/ages under 5.  $17/carryouts.

14…….. Art Clinic w/Dorothea Barrick, Emmitsburg Community Center, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. All materials provided. Ages 14 & up. $30/class.    Register: 301-600-2936 or www.Recreater.com.

14…….. SECAC’s Annual Resource Fair, Rock Creek School, 191 Waverley Dr., Frederick, MD.  10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Connect w/local org. that provide services to persons with special needs and their families. 240-236-8744; email susan.donoghue-rick@fcps.org.

14…….. Germantown Church of God showing movie: When the Game Stands Tall, 16924 Raven Rock Rd., Cascade, MD. 6:30 p.m. Free event; community invited. 301-241-3050; www.germantowncog.org.

15…….. Movie Day, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 1:00 p.m. Movie: Frozen. Shown on lower level. Everyone welcome; bring blanket, pillow, and/or chair for your comfort.

15…….. Southern Gospel Music Mercy’s Vessel, Deerfield U.M. Church, 16405 Foxville Deerfield Rd., Sabillasville, MD. 10:15 a.m. All welcome. 301-241-3158.

16…….. Thurmont Ministerium’s Community Lenten Service, Harriet Chapel, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 7:00 p.m. All welcome.

16…….. Cash Bingo, Woodsboro Vol. Fire Co., 10307 Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro, MD. Doors open 5:30 p.m; games 7:00 p.m. All 25 games: $25 ($30 value). Sue 301-401-5698. Benefits WVFC.

18…….. Slippery Pop Pie Dinner, Lewistown United Methodist Church, 11032 Hessong Bridge Rd., Lewistown, MD. 12:00-5:30 p.m. $11/adults; $6/ages 6-12. Carryout $12. 301-898-7888.

19…….. Koinonia Evening Prayers, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 7:15 p.m. All are welcome. 301-271-2379.

19…….. The ShamRogues, Marion Burk Knott Auditorium, Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m. Admission free. Tickets required. Tickets: Emmitsburg or Thurmont Libraries beginning March 2.

19-21…….. Special Sale Event, Seton Center’s gymnasium, 16840 Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. March 21: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. All items sold as is. Customers responsible for removing items day of sale. 301-447-6102, ext. 15; email Kenneth.droneburg@doc.org.

20…….. 11th Annual Thurmont Business Expo, Catoctin High School, 14745 Sabillasville Rd., Thurmont. 6:00-8:30 p.m. Free admission. Bring non-perishable food or cash donations for Thurmont Food Bank. Heather Dewees 301-471-7313; Rob Renner 301-788-2235; email thurmontbusinessexpo@gmail.com.

20…….. All-You-Can-Eat Fish Bake Friday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, Thurmont. 5:00-7:30 p.m. $10/adults; $5/ages 4-12; Free/3 & under. 301-447-2367 or www.emmitsburg.net/sasolmc.

20…….. “Catoctin Voices” Evening of Poetry, Holy Grounds Café, Emmitsburg. Guest Poet: author and Mount St. Mary’s professor of English, Dana Sauers. 7:00 p.m. Open mic preceding.

20…….. Meshuggah-Nuns: The Ecumenical Nunsense, presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 7:30 p.m. $15/person. 301-271-7613.

21…….. Easter Bazaar, Woodsboro Fire Co. Activities Bldg., 10307 Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro, MD. 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Crafts, slippery pot pie & more! Benefits Ladies Auxiliary. Rent table or order qts. pot pie in advance: Mary 301-401-2824.

21…….. Spring Craft Show, Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Dr., Cascade, MD. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 301-241-5081.

21…….. Annual Fried Catfish and Chicken Feed, Sons of AMVETS Squadron 7, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. 4:00-7:00 p.m. Doors open 3:00 p.m. $15/person. Open to public (must be 21 or older). Stay after for music by Dr. Mudcat DJ and Karaoke (Mike Hahoney).

21…….. Meshuggah-Nuns: The Ecumenical Nunsense, presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 7:30 p.m. $15/person. 301-271-7613.

21…….. Spring Mart, Union Bridge Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary, Fire Company Social Hall, 8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge, MD. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Free admission. Supports local First Responders. Missi Green 410-775-2872/443-340-9462; www.ubfc8.org.

21…….. Seton Center Thrift Shop $5 Bag Sale, 16840 Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Seton Center provides grocery-sized paper bag. Overflow bags $7.  Strollers/baby buggies prohibited. Vintage & specially priced items not included in sale. 301-447-6102.

22…….. Easter Children’s Bingo, Woodsboro Fire Hall, 2 South Third St., Woodsboro, MD. Doors open 12:00 p.m.; games 1:00 p.m. $5/person. Food available. Ruth 301-845-8406; Mary 301-401-2824.

22…….. Meshuggah-Nuns: The Ecumenical Nunsense, presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 2:00 p.m. $15/person. 301-271-7613.

22…….. Morning Star Family Church, 14698 Albert Staub Rd., Thurmont. Guest speaker: Dr. Gail Januskiewicz, Professor, Faith School of Theology. 10:45 a.m.

23…….. Thurmont Ministerium’s Community Lenten Service, United Church of the Brethren, 14 Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

25…….. Lenten Program, Harriet Chapel, Catoctin Episcopal Parish, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd. (Rte. 806). Rabbi Ted Simon. 7:00 p.m. Free-will offering taken to defray Rabbi Simon’s expenses.

26…….. Koinonia Evening Prayers, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 7:15 p.m. All welcome. 301-271-2379.

27…….. Thurmont Lions Club Bingo, Guardian Hose Co. Activities Bldg., 123 East Main St., Thurmont. Doors open 5:00 p.m.; bingo 6:45 p.m. $20/in advance; $25/at door. 301-271-2924.

27…….. All-You-Can-Eat Fish Bake Friday, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, Thurmont. 5:00-7:30 p.m. $10/adults; $5/ages 4-12; Free/3 & under. 301-447-2367.

27…….. Family-style Turkey and Oyster Dinner, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 3:00-7:00 p.m. $18/adults; $9/ages 6-10. Carryout $19.

27…….. Meshuggah-Nuns: The Ecumenical Nunsense, presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 7:30 p.m. $15/person. 301-271-7613.

27,28.. AACA-SMR 45th Annual Antique Auto Swap Meet, 706 Agriculture Center Dr., Westminster, MD. Free Admission. Doors open 8:00 a.m. 301-829-2000.

28…….. Family-style Turkey and Oyster Dinner, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 1:00-6:00 p.m. $18/adults; $9/ages 6-10. Carryout $19.

28…….. Bass Fishing Tournament, Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Dr., Cascade, MD. More info. to come. 301-241-5081.

28…….. Dinner Theater, Meshuggah-Nuns: The Ecumenical Nunsense, presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 6:00 p.m. $35/person. Reservations: 301-271-7613.

28…….. Meshuggah-Nuns: The Ecumenical Nunsense, presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 7:30 p.m. $15/person. 301-271-7613.

28…….. Community Egg Hunt (for ages 0-12), Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church Community Center (Foxville Schoolhouse), 14814 Foxville Deerfield Rd., Sabillasville, MD. 11:00 a.m. Light refreshment to follow egg hunt.  Pastor Julie Brigham 240-405-2173.

28…….. Mother Seton Bingo, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5:30 p.m. $20/in advance; $25/at door. Prizes from Vera Bradley, Coach & Thirty-One.

28…….. Cruise in Memory of Jacob Loudon. Meet at Catoctin High School parking lot, Thurmont. 11:00 a.m.; depart noon. 717-398-6276.

29…….. Spring Bazaar, Woodsboro American Legion, 101 W. Elilzabeth St., Woodsboro, MD.  11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Over 50 crafters & vendors, food & more. Benefits Woodsboro American Legion 282 Auxiliary Community Service Program. 301-473-0723.

29…….. Meshuggah-Nuns: The Ecumenical Nunsense, presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 2:00 p.m. $15/person. 301-271-7613.

29…….. Holy Week Service (March 29-April 1), Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 7:00 p.m. All are welcome. 301-271-2379.

29…….. Easter Egg Hunt, Gateway Candyland, Rt. 15 & N. Franklinville Rd., Thurmont. Ages 10 & under. 1:00 p.m. Weather permitting.

January

30…….. Bar Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 7:00 p.m. 717-794-5404.

31…….. Wing Night, Vigilant Hose Co., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5:00 p.m. $20/person (include meal & beverages). Benefits 2015 CHS Safe and Sane. Cheryl Phelan 301-524-3106.

31…….. ACS Relay for Life Benefit Dance, American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. Sponsored by the G.O.L.F. C.L.U.B. Team. Entertainment by Sticktime. 8:00 p.m.-midnight. Doors open 7:00 p.m. $15/in advance; $20/at door. Must be 21 year old to attend. Lisa Reed 240-315-5331.

31…….. Registration for Emmitsburg Baseball and Softball League, Vigilant Hose Company, West Main St., Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.-noon. Tom Kelly 301-252-4471 or email:  tmkelly744@comcast.net.

31…….. Oyster Feed, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. $30/person. Deadline for tickets Jan. 19. 717-794-5404.

31…….. Pot-luck Lunch, Thurmont Senior Center, Thurmont. 12:00 p.m. Bring a dish or pay $5. Please call ahead if you plan to attend 301-271-7911.

31…….. Open House at new Town of Thurmont Municipal Offices, 615 East Main St., Thurmont. Noon-4:00 p.m.; 1:00 ribbon cutting. Refreshments and prizes.

31                  Wing Night, Vigilant Hose Company, 25 E. Main St., Emmitsburg. $20/person. Doors open 5:00 p.m.; food served 6:00 p.m.; DJ 8:00 p.m. Beverages included. Benefits 2015 CHS Safe and Sane. Cheryl Phelan bochph@aol.com or 301-524-3106.

february

1………. Cash Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 1:00 p.m. 717-794-2695; www.brsportsmens.com.

2………. Thurmont Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 6:00-7:30 p.m. Clothing, linens, coats, small household goods & shoes as available. Anyone welcome. Donations accepted (call ahead for anything large). No toys accepted at this time. 301-271-4511.

2………. “Served with Grace” Free Community Meal (1st Monday each month), Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:30-7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

3………. Sons of the American Legion Squadron 121 Sandwich & Sub Fundraiser. Orders and money must be in by Feb. 3. Orders picked up at Post 121 after 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 10.

5………. Bingo (every Thursday), Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 7:00-9:00 p.m.

6………. Entertainment: Big Al, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 8:00 p.m.-midnight.

6………. CANA (Christian Adults Nurturing Another) Women and Men over the age of 30 are invited to attend an organizational meeting for new singles’ ministry that will provide Christ-honoring activities in a spiritually nurturing and supportive environment. Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont, 7:00 p.m. 301-271-2379.

6………. Let’s Move, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 9:30–11:00 a.m. Let’s Build a Snowman (ages 2-6). $4. Pre-registration: 301-600-2936; www.recreater.com.

6………. Bar Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA.           7:00 p.m. 717-794-2695; www.brsportsmens.com.

7………. Fried Oyster and Turkey Dinner,  St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD.  12:00-5:00 p.m. Fried Oysters, Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Dressing, Gravy, Sauerkraut, Succotash, Cranberry Relish, Rolls and Cake. Fancy Table. $16/Adults; $7/ages 6-12; Free/ages under 5. $17/Carryout.

7………. Wagner Shoot, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA.   8:30 registration; 10:00 start. 717-794-2695; www.brsportsmens.com.

7………. DJ/Karaoke, VFW Post 6658, 12 West Main St., Emmitsburg. 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

7………. Explore and Create, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Explore the Night Sky (ages 2-5). $6/ Adult & child. Pre-registration: 301-600-2936 or www.recreater.com.

7,8……. Thurmont Little League Spring 2015 In-person Registration, 275 Westview Dr., Thurmont. 12:00-2:00 p.m.

10…….. Mother Seton School Take-a-Tour Tuesday, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 4:30-6:30 p.m. Applications for 2015-2016 being accepted. No need to pre-register. Denice Vaught 301-447-3161 or dvaught@mothersetonschool.org.

13…….. Ladies’ Night Wine & Paint Night, Carriage House Inn, JoAnn’s Ballroom, 200 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. $40/person (includes art supplies, appetizers, and complimentary wine). Cash bar available. Doors open 6:00. Raffles and vendors on-site. Benefits 2015 CHS Safe and Sane. Cheryl Phelan bochph@aol.com or 301-524-3106. Tickets limited.

13…….. Bar Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA.           7:00 p.m. 717-794-2695; www.brsportsmens.com.

13…….. Cupid’s Creatives, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 1:00-3:00 p.m. $5. 301-600-2936 or www.recreater.com.

13…….. Entertainment: Ralph Gann, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 8:00 p.m.-midnight.

14…….. Art Clinic with Dorothea Barrick, Emmitsburg Community Center, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. For any skill level.  Focus on different new techniques & mediums. All materials provided. Ages 14 & up. $30/class. Register: 301-600-2936 or www.Recreater.com.

14…….. Cash Bash, Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Parish Center, 103 Church St., Thurmont. Doors open 2:00 p.m.; Bingo 3:00-8:00 p.m. Sponsored by Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Anthony Shrine Parishes. Grand prize $3,000. Only 500 tickets sold $25/ticket. 301-447-2367.

14…….. Valentine’s Day Dance, Thurmont American Legion, Thurmont. Featuring Wylde Fire Band. 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. $5/person (no tickets, pay at door).

14…….. Meat Shoot, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA.         8:30 registration; 10:00 start. 717-794-2695; www.brsportsmens.com.

14…….. Valentine’s Day Dinner, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. Dinner reservations only. 717-794-2695; www.brsportsmens.com.

15…….. Movie: How To Train Your Dragon2, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 1:00-3:30 p.m. Free.

15…….. All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner, Woodsboro American Legion, 101 W. Elizabeth St., Woodsboro, MD. 1:00-4:00 p.m. $10/person (under 12 free). Don 301-514-2588 for tickets. Sponsored by American Legion Riders.

16-21…….. Frederick County Agriculture Week, Francis Scott Key Mall, Frederick, MD. Theme: Farmers Supporting Families in Frederick County. Exhibits may be set up Feb. 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Ted Albaugh 240-446-3054 or Ronald Murphy 301-788-3847 if your business or organization would like to place exhibit or with any questions.

17…….. Shrove Tuesday All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper, Harriet Chapel, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 5:00-7:00 p.m. $5/adults; $3/ages 7-12; Free/ages 6 and under. 301-271-4554.

17…….. Thurmont Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Items include clothing, linens, coats, small household goods & shoes as available. Anyone welcome. Donations gladly accepted (please call ahead for anything large). No toys accepted at this time. 301-271-4511.

18…….. Ash Wednesday, receive ashes while you stay in your car, drive by Harriet Chapel from 6:30-7:00 a.m. or 6:30-7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Services at 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Harriet Chapel, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 301-271-4554.

18…….. Mother Seton School Ash Wednesday Mass. 10:15 a.m. Join in worship as the Holy season of Lent begins w/Ash Wednesday Mass. www.mothersetonschool.org; 301-447-3161.

20…….. “Catoctin Voices” Evening of Poetry, Holy Grounds Café, Emmitburg. Poet and author Mark Greathouse, guest reader. 7:00 p.m. Open mike preceding. 

20…….. Bar Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA.           7:00 p.m. 717-794-2695; www.brsportsmens.com.

20…….. Entertainment: DJ Jimmy James, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 8:00 p.m.-midnight.

20-22…….. Moving Sale: Most Everything Must Go, Cozy Inn, 103 Frederick Rd., Thurmont. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Rental space available (all inside). 301-271-4301.

21…….. Ham, Turkey & Beef Slippery Pot Pie and Country Ham Sandwich Carryout, Woodsboro Lutheran Church, 101 S. Main St., Woodsboro, MD. Pick-up: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Orders: 301-271-3309 by Feb. 18. Quarts $6.00; country ham sandwiches $4.00. Bake table available.

21…….. Sportsman’s Raffle, Vigilant Hose Company, 25 E. Main St., Emmitsburg. $30/person. Doors open 5:00 p.m.; dinner served 6:00 p.m.; drawings 6:15 p.m. Beverages included. Benefits 2015 CHS Safe and Sane. Cheryl Phelan bochph@aol.com or 301-524-3106.

21…….. Mother Seton Bingo, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5:30 p.m. $20/in advance; $25/at door. Prizes from Vera Bradley, Coach & Thirty-One. (snow date: Feb. 28)

21…….. Wagner Shoot, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA.   8:30 registration; 10:00 start. www.brsportsmens.com.

21…….. Country Butchering, Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co., Rocky Ridge, MD. Pancake breakfast served 6:00-10:00 a.m. Benefits the Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co. Orders must be placed before Feb. 15. 301-271-4057; 301-271-4253.

23…….. Thurmont Ministerium’s Community Lenten Service, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Utica, 10621 Old Frederick Rd., Thurmont. 7:00 p.m. Open to all.

24…….. Mother Seton School Take-a-Tour Tuesday, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 4:30-6:30 p.m. No need to pre-register. Denice Vaught 301-447-3161 or dvaught@mothersetonschool.org.

24…….. Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) 22nd Countywide Technology Fair, Francis Scott Key Mall, Frederick, MD. 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Snow date Feb. 26.)

27…….. Entertainment: DJ Jake, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 8:00 p.m.-midnight.

27…….. Meat Raffle, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA.         717-794-2695; www.brsportsmens.com.

27…….. Open House, St. John’s Christian Preschool, 15 North St., Thurmont. 9:00-10:00 a.m. 301-271-4109.

27,28……… Other Voices Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz, The Performing Arts Factory, 244 S. Jefferson St., Frederick, MD. 8:00 p.m. (also March 6 &7 at 8:00 p.m.; March 1 and 8 at 2:00 p.m.) Tickets: 301-662-3722. OtherVoicesTheatre.org.

28…….. Ott House Fundraiser, 5 West Main St., Emmitsburg. Proceeds from cover charge donated to 2015 CHS Safe and Sane. Featuring Sticktime. Drink specials and live auction 11:00 p.m.

28…….. Benefit Dance for Gary Frock, Sr., Cascade American Legion Post 239, Cascade. 8:00 p.m.

28…….. DJ Southpaw, VFW Post 6658, 12 West Main St., Emmitsburg.  9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

28…….. Art in Motion, ESP Performing Company Showcase Fundraiser, Catoctin High School auditorium, Thurmont. Doors open 6:15 p.m. Concessions available, 50/50 drawings, & gift basket raffles. $5/students; $10/adults. Tickets: 301-271-7458 or studio at 15 Water St., Thurmont (at door: $6/students; $12/adults).

28………Dance 4 A Cure Zumbathon, Vigilant Hose Co., 25 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 1:00-4:00 p.m.  Parking at Emmitsburg Elementary. $10 min. donation in advance: deadline 2/27 (pay by check: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, mailed to c/o Kelly Reid, PO Box 875 Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or online http://pages.lightthenight.org/md/WestMD15/Barkers4BloodCancer).$15 min. donation accepted at door. Open to public; all skill levels/ages. b4bclls@yahoo.com; Kelly 240-674-6444. Benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

 

december

30…. Post-Christmas Sale, Seton Center’s Thrift Shop, 16840 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. (Runs through Jan. 10.

31…….. New Years Eve, Thurmont American Legion, Thurmont. Open until 1:00 a.m. DJ and no cover charge. Please bring dish to share.

Happy New Year!

january

2………. Bar Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 7:00 p.m. 717-794-5404.

3………. New Year Party, VFW Post 6658, Emmitsburg. 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Featuring DJ South Paw.

3………. Wagner Shoot, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 717-398-7492.

3………. New Year Party, VFW Post 6658, 12 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. DJ South Paw.

3………. Take-a-Tour Tuesday, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 4:30-6:30 p.m. 301-447-3161. www.mothersetonschool.org.

4………. Cash Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 717-794-5404. $25. Doors open 11:30 a.m.; Bingo 1:00 p.m.

4………. Stultz Fitness Open House, Fairfield, PA. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

5………. Free Community Meal, Served with Grace, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:30-7:00 p.m. All are welcome. First Monday free community meals are held monthly; meals are canceled if Frederick County Public Schools are closed due to weather.

5………. A Service of Lessons and Carols, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 7:15-8:00 p.m. Bells of Grace Handbell Choir and hymn singing. All are welcome.

6………. Irish Women’s Little Christmas, Shamrock Restaurant, 7701 Fitzgerald Rd., Rt 15, just outside of Thurmont. Enjoy live music, a special ladies menu, and complimentary corned beef. 301-271-2912.

7………. Catoctin Youth Lacrosse Registration, Thurmont Elementary School, 805 East Main St., Thurmont. 6:00-8:00 p.m.

9………. Mother Seton School Feast of Elizabeth Ann Seton Mass, National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Basilica. 10:15 a.m. 301-447-3161 or www.mothersetonschool.org.

9………. Bar Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 7:00 p.m. 717-794-5404.

10…….. Oyster, Turkey and Country Ham Dinner (served buffet style), Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Thurmont. 12:00-5:00 p.m. $17/Adults; $7/ages 6-12. $18/Carryout. 301-898-9988.

10…….. Meat Shoot, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 717-794-5404.

10…….. Super “Healthy” Saturday w/ Weight Loss Specialist, Susan Torborg, Fort Ritchie Community Center, Cascade, MD. 10:00 a.m.-noon. $10 seesion (healthy lunch included). 717-642-5977.

10…….. Dance, Thurmont American Legion, Thurmont. Poverty Ridge Band (they are donating a Fender Electric Guitar to Scholarship fund; raffled off at dance). No advance tickets; only $5.00 at door.

11…….. Country Community Breakfast (buffet style), 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.

13…….. Mother Seton School Take-a-Tour Tuesday, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Applications for 2015-2016 now being accepted. No need to pre-register. Denice Vaught 301-447-3161; dvaught@mothersetonschool.org.

14…….. Catoctin Youth Lacrosse Registration, Lewistown Elementary School, 11119 Hessong Bridge Rd., Thurmont. 6:00-8:00 p.m.

16…….. Emmitsburg Baseball & Softball League Registration, Vigilant Hose Co., W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tom Kelly 301-252-4471.

16…….. Bar Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 7:00 p.m. 717-794-5404.

16, 17…. 2015 Catoctin Duals Wrestling Tournament, Catoctin High School, Thurmont. Doors open 3:00 p.m. Friday; 8:00 a.m. Saturday. Concessions available.

17…….. Emmitsburg Baseball & Softball League Registration, Vigilant Hose Co., W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.-noon. Tom Kelly 301-252-4471.

17…….. Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Worship Service, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 11:00 a.m. Rev. Ken Powell preaching. Sponsored by the Thurmont Ministerium. Special music by Christ Lutheran Church of Baltimore; community pick-up choir directed by Jessica Bobb & soloist Dayna Lane. Those wishing to sing in the pick-up choir arrive at 9:45 a.m. Lunch following worship. Open to all. (Snow date: Jan. 24).

17…….. Art Clinic with Dorothea Barrick, Emmitsburg Community Center, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. (Fred. Co. Div. of Parks & Rec.) 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Instructive art clinics for any skill level.  Each class will focus on different new techniques and mediums.  All materials provided. Ages 14 and up. $30/class. Register: 301-600-2936 or www.Recreater.com.

17…….. Thurmont Little League Five-week Winter Clinic. 8:30-10:00 a.m. Registration ends Jan. 16. $40/player. www.eteamz.com/thurmont/.

17…….. Cash Bash and Dinner, Guardian Hose Co., Thurmont. Doors open 5:00 p.m.; dinner 6:00 p.m. Drawings every 15 minutes at 6:00 p.m. $40/two people. Benefits 2015 CHS Safe and Sane. Cheryl Phelan 301-524-3106; Cindy Grimes 301-788-5354.

17…….. Ecumenical Celebration of the Word of God, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 11:00 a.m.

18…….. Free Family Movie Day at the Thurmont Legion, Thurmont. On the BIG screen, upstairs. How to Train Your Dragon. All ages welcome.

20…….. Mother Seton School Take-a-Tour Tuesday, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Applications for 2015-2016 now being accepted. No need to pre-register. Denice Vaught 301-447-3161; dvaught@mothersetonschool.org.

20…….. Home School  Heritage Day Open House, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD ( Frederick Co. Div. of Parks &  Rec.). 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $5. 301-600-1650; www.rosehillmuseum.com; www.recreater.com.

24…….. Oyster Feed, Men’s Auxiliary, VFW Post 6658, Emmitsburg. 4:00-7:00 p.m. Doors open 3:00 p.m.

24…….. Meat Shoot, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 717-794-5404.

24…….. DJ/Karaoke with Brian’s Songs, VFW Post 6658, Emmitsburg. 8:00 p.m.-midnight.

24…….. 6th Annual EBPA Rock n’ Roll Relics Dance, Emmitsburg Vol. Amb. Co., 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. $15/in Advance; $20/at door. Sponsored by Emmitsburg Business and Professional Association (EBPA).

25…. Mother Seton School HSA Spaghetti Dinner, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. $8/ages 11+; $5/ages 3-10; Free/ages 2 & under. Tickets: 301-447-3161. www.mothersetonschool.org.

25…….. Mother Seton School Open House, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Information Session at 1:30 p.m.) Enjoy a delicious hot meal before tour. Informational session 1:30 p.m. Denice Vaught 301-447-3161; dvaught@mothersetonschool.org for more info. or to RSVP.

26…..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. or for more info. Walk-ins welcome.

26…….. Engineering Architecture, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD ( Frederick Co. Div. of Parks &  Rec.). 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Ages 5 and up.  $5. 301-600-2936 or www.Recreater.com.

27…….. Nurse Steve, Dept. of Aging, at Thurmont Senior Center, Thurmont. 10:30 a.m.

28…….. Catoctin Youth Lacrosse Registration, Thurmont Middle School, 408 East Main St., Thurmont. 6:00-8:00 p.m.

30…….. Bar Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 7:00 p.m. 717-794-5404.

31…….. Wing Night, Vigilant Hose Co., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5:00 p.m. $20/person (include meal & beverages). Benefits 2015 CHS Safe and Sane. Cheryl Phelan 301-524-3106.

31…….. ACS Relay for Life Benefit Dance, American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. Sponsored by the G.O.L.F. C.L.U.B. Team. Entertainment by Sticktime. 8:00 p.m.-midnight. Doors open 7:00 p.m. $15/in advance; $20/at door. Must be 21 year old to attend. Tickets on sale Jan. 2: Lisa Reed 240-315-5331 or Lynn Ott 301-447-3060.

31…….. Registration for Emmitsburg Baseball and Softball League, Vigilant Hose Company, West Main St., Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.-noon. Tom Kelly 301-252-4471 or email:  tmkelly744@comcast.net.

31…….. Oyster Feed, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. $30/person. Deadline for tickets Jan. 19. 717-794-5404.

31                   Pot-luck Lunch, Thurmont Senior Center, Thurmont. 12:00 p.m. Bring a dish or pay $5. Please call ahead if you plan to attend 301-271-7911.

february

13…….. Cupid’s Creatives, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 1:00-3:00 p.m. $5. 301-600-2936 or www.recreater.com.

14…….. Art Clinic with Dorothea Barrick, Emmitsburg Community Center, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. For any skill level.  Focus on different new techniques & mediums. All materials provided. Ages 14 & up. $30/class. Register: 301-600-2936 or www.Recreater.com.

 

November 

24…. Mackenzie’s Light Bereavement and Awareness Group, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Road, Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. Free and open to anyone. 301-524-8064.

27…. 122nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $17/Adults; $8/ages 7-10; Free/ages under 7. $18/Carryout.

27…. 6th Annual Emmitsburg Wattle Waddle, Town Park, Emmitsburg. 8:00 a.m.—5-mile run; 9:30 a.m.—1-mile walk. $20/adult (before 11/20); $25/adult (after 11/20). $5—1-mile walk. Free hot breakfast for runners, walkers, spectators. Benefits Seton Center, Inc. www.emmitsburgturkeytrot.com or Jenni Ryan at 240-285-5904.

29…….. Small business Saturday! Boycott the chains and shop in your neighborhood! Get out & bolster your local retail & restaurants. Shop Small in  a big way!

30…….. Emmitsburg Community Chorus’ Annual Christmas Concert, Basilica of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. 4:00 p.m.

30…….. Quiet Love Concert, MorningStar Family Church, 14698 Albert Staub Rd., Thurmont. 6:00 p.m. www.morningstarfc.org.

 

december

 

 

1………. 26th Annual An Evening of Christmas Spirit, Emmitsburg Town Square to Carriage House Inn, Emmitsburg. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tree lighting on the square then to the Carriage House Inn for local choirs, entertainment, Santa arrives at 6:30 p.m.

 

1………. Annual Christmas Party, Thurmont Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. Special items available for Christmas! No clothes distributed this evening. Refreshments served. 6:00 p.m.

 

2………. Old Fashioned Bingo, Emmitsburg Fire Hall, West Main St., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5:00 p.m.; early birds 6:50 p.m.; Bingo 7:00 p.m. Basic package $8. Shirley Little 301-447-2703.

 

4………. Mother Seton School Take-a-Tour Tuesday. 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Denice Vaught at 301-447-3161 or dvaught@mothersetonschool.org.

 

4-6…… Elias Lutheran Church Annual Yard Sale, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Christmas items, clothing, books, kitchenware. 301-447-6239.

 

5………. Annual EBPA Awards Banquet, Carriage House Inn, JoAnn’s Ballroom, Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 6:00-9:00 p.m. $20/ticket. Featuring Fairfield H.S. Show Choir. chris@infinityglobaltravel.com.

 

5………. Washington County Rural Heritage Museum (RHM) Rural Heritage Village by Candlelight – “Children’s Frolic,” 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD. 6:00-9:00 p.m. www.ruralheritagemuseum.org; 240-420-1714.

 

5………. Christmas Craft Fair, The Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Saint Joseph Catholic Church (corner of North Seton Avenue and DePaul Street), Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Over 30 vendors.  Baked goods/food for sale.  (Also on Friday, December 5, from 9am to 5pm). Jane Gjerde 717-642-1247; Gwen Topper 301-447-2713.

 

6………. Traditional Village Christmas, Collier’s Log House, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 1776 James Johnson fireback will be on display. Bows, pinecones, ornaments, icicles, baked goods, handmade gifts & more.

 

6………. Other Voices Theatre’s Upcoming Production of A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail (running Dec. 6-27), The Performing Arts Factory, 244 South Jefferson St., Frederick, MD. 301-662-3722.

 

6………. Christmas Bazaar & Large Indoor Yard Sale, St. Lutheran Church, Parish House, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

 

6………. Catoctin Furnace Historical Society’s Traditional Village Christmas. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Volunteers decorate wreaths to your design. Bows, pine cones, ornaments, icicles & more are available. Mulled cider, baked goods, children’s activities, living history actors, raffles. catoctinfurnace.org.

 

6………. Thurmont Senior Center Annual Christmas Party, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231 Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 12:00 p.m. $15. Please call or sign in at the Center (by Dec. 1). 301-271-7911.

 

6………. Annual Ham, Turkey and Roast Beef Supper w/Apple Fritters, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 12:00 p.m. $11/Adults; $4/ages 6-12. $12/Carryout. Yard Sale & Bazaar.

 

6………. Make Christmas Gifts for Friends and Families, Harriet Chapel, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Food, baked goods, crafts and gently used Christmas items for sale (during Traditional Christmas in the Village, Catoctin Furnace Historical Society). Make-Your-Own jewelry table $5-$10—make earrings/bracelets.

 

6………. Christmas Bazaar, Christ’s Community Church, 303 West Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Vendors/silent auction. Baked goods/food for sale. Free scavenger hunt, cookie decorating for kids, picture with Santa. Heather 717-321-5522; Pastor John 301-447-4224.

 

6………. Christmas Party for the Children of Emmitsburg, Emmitsburg Lions Club at Vigilant Hose Company, 25 West Main St., Emmitsburg. Free. Crafts, magic show, food, & visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus.

 

6………. Breakfast with Santa and Christmas Bazaar, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 8:00 a.m.-noon. Door prizes, raffles, Kids’ Bazaar; something for everyone. Free admission to Bazaar. Breakfast: $7/ages 7-Adult; $5/ages 3-6; Free/ages 2 & under. www.MotherSetonSchool.org.

 

6………. ThorpeWood’s 15th Annual Holiday Open House, 12805-A Mink Farm Road, Thurmont. 3:00-8:00 p.m. Santa visits between 4:00-6:00 p.m. Cider, cookies, warm fire, music. Free event. www.thorpewood.org.

 

6………. Evening with the Mount St. Mary’s University Chorale, The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 7:00-8:00 p.m. Performing Haydn’s Mass in Times of War.

 

6………. Catoctin Sports Boosters’ 6th Annual Holiday Open House, Catoctin High School, Thurmont. Cougar apparel, blankets, stadium seats, hats, miscellaneous novelty items for sale. Bob Marlow 443-829-3809.

 

6………. Christmas in Thurmont, Main Street, Thurmont. Ribbon cutting 9:00 a.m., Free photos with Santa 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00-4:00 p.m.

 

6………. Christmas Craft Fair, The Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Saint Joseph Catholic Church (corner of North Seton Avenue and DePaul Street), Emmitsburg. 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Over 30 vendors.  Baked goods/food for sale. Jane Gjerde 717-642-1247; Gwen Topper 301-447-2713.

 

6………. Mother Seton School Breakfast with Santa and Christmas Bazaar. 8:00 a.m.-noon. Pancake breakfast, photos with Santa Claus. Door prizes, raffles, and Christmas carols will get you in the spirit. New this year – Kids’ Bazaar with tons of gifts for the little ones to buy for their families under $10! Admission to the Bazaar is free. Pancake breakfast is $7/ages 7+, $5/ages 3-6, and FREE for ages 2 and under.

 

6………. Christmas in the Village at Harriet Chapel, Catoctin Episcopal Parish, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd. (3 miles south of Thurmont). Christmas Yard Sale 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Workshop to make earrings/bracelets. Homemade soup and baked goods available for purchase. www.harrietchapel.com.

 

6………. Absolute Real Estate Auction, Eyler Estate, 36 Blue Ridge Ave., Thurmont. 11:00 a.m.

 

6………. Holiday Social, Frederick County Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) at Edenton Retirement Community, Manor House. 10:00 a.m.

 

6………. Holiday Magic, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Visit Santa in the carriage museum. $4 admission. Pre-registration recommended. www.rosehillmuseum.com.

 

6&7…. Gateway Candyland Open House, Rt. 15 & Franklinville Rd., Thurmont.  Candy and gift baskets, candy making and citrus by the case. 301-271-2322.

 

7………. Overeaters Anonymous, Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick Street. Room #103, Frederick. (Meets weekly on Sunday) at 7:00 p.m. OA charges no dues or fees. All are welcome. www.northernblueridgeoa.org.

 

7………. Cash Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. Doors open 11:00 a.m., bingo begins 12:45 p.m. 717-794-5404.

 

8………. Planning Meeting for Sabillasville Elementary School’s 50th Anniversary (2015/2016 school year) Celebration, Sabillasville Elementary School auditorium, 16210-B Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville. 6:00 p.m.

 

8………. Thurmont Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. (Normally open to public 1st Monday night of each month & 3rd Tuesday morning of each month). Clothes, coats and shoes only. 6:00-7:30 p.m.

 

8………. Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass. December 8, 10:15 a.m. at Mother Seton School. Please join us in Mass as we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

 

9-13…. Seton Center’s Thrift Shop’s Christmas Open House, 16840 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg.Cider and cookies. Santa visits on Dec. 13 (10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.).

 

12…….. Christmas Coffee House w/Home Comfort Band and Silver Lining, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 6:30 p.m. Preceded by Pot Luck Supper beginning at 6:00 p.m. Event open to all. 301-447-6239.

 

12…….. Ladies Night & Style Swap, Susan and Carla at Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade. Beauty and style makeovers. Bring up to 10 fun accessories for styling swap. $10 admission. 717-642-5977.

 

13…….. Ol’ Santa Claus himself at the Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum, 300B South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 1:30-4:00 p.m. Toys for Tots for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve on hand to receive new, unwrapped toys. Visit with Santa Claus; free tour of museum.

 

13…….. Breakfast with Santa, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 9:00-11:00 a.m., 0-10/$5, 11-adult/$6.99. 717-794-5404.

 

13…….. Christmas Craft Fair & Vendor Sale, Emmitsburg Fire Hall, West Main St., Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Shirley Little 301-447-2703.

 

13…….. Museums by Candlelight, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 2:00-7:00 p.m. Free. www.rosehillmuseum.com.

 

14…….. Hog Maw Cook Off, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 2:00 p.m., Pre-register at the bar. 717-794-5404.

 

15…….. Mother Seton School Christmas Program. 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Snow date December 19. 301-447-3161 or visit www.mothersetonschool.org.

 

16…….. Thurmont Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. 10:00-11:30 a.m.

 

17…….. Christmas Concert, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 7:00 p.m. Bells of Grace Handbell Choir, Hosanna Voice Choir, congregational singing, soloists. Donations of canned goods accepted for Thurmont Food Bank.

 

20…….. Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas Celebration, Blue Ridge Summit Plaza at the intersection of Monterey Lane and Sabillasville Road, Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 4:00-7:00 p.m., tree lighting 6:30 p.m.

 

21…….. The Christmas Story, The Creagerstown Community Chorus at Union Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Road, Creagerstown. 3:00 p.m.

 

21…….. Christmas Cantata, Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 10:00 a.m. Wellerumc.com.

 

21…….. Blue Christmas Service, Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 5:00 p.m. Wellerumc.com.

 

24…. Christmas Eve Service, Weller United Methodist Church, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 7:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. Wellerumc.com.

 

24…….. Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church Christmas Eve Service, December 24, 2014, 7:00 p.m. (15116 Foxville Church Road, Sabillasville, MD 21780).

 

24…. Christmas Eve Lovefeast and Candlelight Services, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 p.m.

 

30…. Post-Christmas Sale, Seton Center’s Thrift Shop, 16840 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. (Runs through Jan. 10.

 

 

 

january

 

10……. Feast of Elizabeth Ann Seton Mass, National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Basilica, South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 10:30 a.m. 301-447-3161 or visit the website at www.mothersetonschool.org.

 

 

october

27…….. Mackenzie’s Light Bereavement and Awareness Group, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. Thurmont Police Chief speaks on addiction related suicide. Free. 301-524-8064.

31…….. Club Costume Halloween Party, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 717-794-5404. www.brsportsmenscom.ipage.com.

31…….. Halloween Parade, Emmitsburg Lions Club, DePaul St., Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m. Halloween Party immediately follows at Vigilant Fire Co., W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 301-447-2401.

31…….. TRUNK or TREAT at Lewistown Untied Church, 11032 Hessong Bridge Rd., Lewistown. 6:30 p.m. Hot dogs, s’mores, followed by Treats from our Trunks. Costumes are optional.

november

1………. Halloween Party, VFW Post 6658, N. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg. 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Costume contest and DJ.

1………. 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. Robin 301-271-3309.

1………. 1st Annual Beer & Bullets Sportsman’s Bingo, Vigilant Hose Company, 25 W. Main Street, Emmitsburg.  Sponsored by VHC Auxiliary. Gun and money prizes.

1………. Holiday Bazaar, Guardian Hose Company at Thurmont Carnival Grounds, Thurmont. Crafters and Home Party Demonstrators wanted. Spaces are $25/table ($20/each additional table).

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

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

1………. Annual Mountaintop Community Fall Fair & Art Show, Blue Ridge Mt. Vol. Fire Co. Fire Hall, 13063 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Benefits Amanda Bowders Community Memorial Garden. Auction, entertainment by Rich Fehle, food, crafts, free magic show 1:30 p.m. Lyn Martin 717-642-5645.

1………. All-You-Can-Eat Roast Pork Dinner, Baust United Church of Christ, 2950 Old Taneytown Rd. (Rt. 932), near Taneytown, MD. Bake Table. Carryouts available. $12/ages 13 and older; $6/ages 4-12. 410-857-0416 or email office@ebucc.com.

1………. Turkey/Oyster Supper (served family-style), Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church, 10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg. 12:00-6:00 p.m. $18/adults; $9/ages 5-10; Free/ages under 5. $19/Carryout. 301-447-3171.

1………. Holiday Bazaar, Garfield United Methodist Church, 13628 Stottlemyer Rd., Smithsburg, MD. 9:00 a.m.  Features crafts, food, raffle, homemade baked goods; homemade corn, bean, vegetable and chicken soups (quarts also for sale/can be pre-ordered).  301-416-0350.

1………. Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in partnership with Mount Saint Mary’s. 7:00-10:00 p.m. Dramatization teaches spiritual principles of the Communion of Saints and angels. $5/contribution per person. Recommended for ages 14 and up. www.setonheritage.org.

2………. Robert L Wantz, Sr. Memorial Shotgun Shoot, Indian Lookout Conservation Club, Riffle Road, Emmtisburg. Sign up noon, shoot begins 1:00 p.m. 12 gauge and .410. Benefit Theresa M. Wantz liver transplant. Kayne Wantz 301-305-9730.

2………. Cash Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. Doors open 11:00 a.m., games begin 12:45 p.m.

3………. Free Community Meal (served first Monday of each month), Graceham Moravian Church, 8231A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:30-7:00 p.m. All are welcome. 301-271-2379.

3………. Foundations of Money Management 1, Emmitsburg Library, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 1:00-2:00 p.m. Seton Center’s Pa$$port To Wealth program. Free; no need to pre-register. 301-447-6102.

4………. Flu shots at the Thurmont Senior Center. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Bring Medicare card.

5………. NorthWestern Frederick County Civic Association Meeting, Sabillasville Elementary School, 1621-B Sabillasville Rd. (Rt. 550), Sabillasville, MD. 6:30 p.m. Mountain Fest/Car Show review. Everyone welcome.

5………. Overeaters Anonymous (www.oa.org) Weekly Meeting, Elias Lutheran Church, Pastor’s Office, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 6:30 p.m. (every Wednesday). OA charges no dues or fees. All welcome.

6………. Meet the Chief Night, Chief Eyler & Thurmont Police Conducting Workshop: Business Burglary Prevention, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6:00-7:45 p.m. Workshop is a pro-active way to protect you /your business.

7,8……. Noises Off presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 7:30 p.m. $15/person. Reservations: 301-271-7613.

8………. Bingo Bash, Emmitsburg Vol. Ambulance Co., 17701 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg. Doors open 4:00 p.m., games begin 7:00 p.m. $35/advance, $45/door. 240-285-3184.

8………. Open House Veterans Day Celebration, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 12:00-4:00 p.m. Honoring Thurmont and North Frederick County Veterans. Informative and entertaining. Refreshments served. 301-271-7911.

8………. Turkey PotPie Dinner, Woodsboro Lutheran Church, 101 S. Main St., Woodsboro, MD. 12:00-5:00 p.m. $12/Adults; $6/ages 6-10. Bake table; carryouts. 301-271-3309 by Nov. 5.

8………. Second Annual Fall Craft Show, Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church, 10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Admission free; food available for sale. Over sixty vendors participating. 301-447-3171.

8………. Annual Bazaar, The Women’s League at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Utica, 10621 Old Frederick Rd., Thurmont. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Flea market, books, crafts, homemade food. Mary 301-898-8265.

8………. Men’s Auxiliary Shrimp & Chicken Feed, VFW Post 6658, 12 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 1:00-4:00 p.m. $20/person (available at Post).

9………. Veterans Day Worship Service and Recognition, Trinity United Church of Christ, 101 East Main St., Thurmont. 11:00 a.m. Luncheon immediately following. Anyone invited to attend. Special recognition given to those currently serving & Veterans who have previously served, as well as any named persons who are deceased and had previously served. 301-271-2305.

9………. Southern Gospel Concert with Kevin Spencer, Gaither Alumni, MorningStar Family Church, 14698 Albert Staub Rd., Thurmont. 6:00 p.m. 301-271-3633.

9………. Shotgun Shooting Match, Indian Lookout, Riffle Road, Emmitsburg. 1:00 p.m.

9………. The Blue Grass Chapel Band, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD. Refreshments served following music. 7:00 p.m.

9………. “Hands of a Child” Christmas Card Project, Incarnation United Church of Christ, 124 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. Service activity for children (ages 6 and up) and teens, making cards for Emmitsburg Lions Club & Seton Center Outreach to include with donations to the needy at Christmas. Can earn community service credit. Sponsored by Emmitsburg Council of Churches. 2:00-4:00 p.m. Followed by pizza party. Susan Allen 301-447-6891.

9………. Noises Off presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 2:00 p.m. $15/person. Reservations: 301-271-7613.

10…….. Foundations of Money Management 2, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 East Moser Rd., Thurmont. 1:00-2:00 p.m. Seton Center’s Pa$$port To Wealth program. Free & open to public; no need to pre-register. 301-447-6102.

14…….. Crab Cake Dinner, Vigilant Hose Company, 25 W. Main Street, Emmitsburg. 4:00-7:00 p.m. CHS Safe and Sane 2015 Benefit. $15/ticket. dwivell5@gmail.com.

14…….. Roy Rogers Night, Thurmont Roy Rogers. 5:00-8:00 p.m. A portion of sales benefit CHS Safe and Sane 2015.

14…….. Thurmont Holiday Gallery Stroll, Main St., Thurmont. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Email vgrinder@thurmontstaff.com.

14,15…. Half-price Veterans’ Sale on Household Goods/Books, Seton Center, Inc. Thrift Shop, 16840 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Federal or Fort Dietrich Veteran I.D. required. Nov. 14 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Nov. 15 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 301-447-6102, ext. 15.

14,15…. Noises Off presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 7:30 p.m. $15/person. Reservations: 301-271-7613.

15…….. Noises Off (Dinner Theater) presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. show time. $35/person (dinner/show included). Reservations: 301-271-7613.

15…….. Zoo-La-La, The Faux School, 35 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD. Benefits Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo. Models showing latest fashion & ecounters w/some animals at zoo, food & more. 7:00-10:00 p.m.; meet/greet animals 6:00-7:00 p.m. $45/person; animal meet/greet $20/child (ages 5-15). www.eventbrite.com.

15…….. Troxell: One name… One Night Concert, Catoctin High School Auditorium. 7:00 p.m. Benefit Thurmont Senior Center and CHS Music programs. Doors open 6:15 p.m. Pre-purchase tickets $10/adults 17 and up, $5/16 and under. Call 301-788-5517. Tickets at door $12/17 and up, $8/16 and under. Featuring Richard Troxell.

15…….. Fall Cash Bash, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Center, 103 Church St., Thurmont. Doors open 2:00 p.m.; Games played 3:00-8:00 p.m. Tickets $25 ea. Only 500 tickets sold & must be purchased in advance. Must be 18 years old to enter/play. 301-447-2367 or 301-271-4439.

15…….. Retro-Rockets 50’s and 60’s Dance, Emmitsburg Ambulance Hall, 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 8:00 p.m.-midnight. $15/in advance or $100 for a table of 8; $20/at door or $35/couple. Melissa Wetzel 301-447-3797. Benefits Emmitsburg Osteopathic Primary Care Center (EOPCC).

15…….. Shrimp & Chicken Feed, AMVETS Post 7, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. 4:00-7:00 p.m. Doors open 3:00 p.m. Dr. Mudcat Karaoke 8:00 p.m.-midnight. $20/person (no refunds). Purchase tickets at Post bar.

15…….. Bull & Oyster Feed, Woodsboro American Legion, Post 282, 101 W. Elizabeth St., Woodsboro, MD. Doors open 2:00 p.m. Food served 3:00-6:00 p.m. $40/person. 301-304-0497.

15…….. Thirty-One, Coach & Vera Bradley Bingo, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg, MD. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; games begin 7:00 p.m. $20/in advance; $25/at door. Snow date: Nov. 22. Rebecca 410-756-1815; MSS 301-447-3161.

15…….. Sandwich Sale, American Legion Squadron 121, 105 N. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 2:00-6:30 p.m. Eat in or carryout. $8/platter. 15     White Elephant Sale, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 121, 105 N. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m.

15,16……… Art Exhibit featuring The Wonder of Winter, Art Studio, 14726 Old Frederick Rd., Rocky Ridge, MD. 2:00-5:00 p.m. Light refreshments served and raffles for special prizes. Benefits the Catoctin Forest Alliance. 301-271-4459. www.catoctinforall.org.

16…….. Noises Off presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 2:00 p.m. $15/person. Reservations: 301-271-7613.

16…….. Organ Dedication Service, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD. 4:00 p.m. Featuring David Lang on organ & anthem presented by Creagerstown Community Choir. Light refreshments follow service in Parish Hall.

18…….. VFW Ladies Auxiliary’s Bingo, Vigilant Hose Co., 25 E. Main St., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5:00 p.m. Early bird games 6:50 p.m.; regular games 7:00 p.m.

21…….. Men’s Auxiliary Ham & Turkey Giveaway, 12 W. Main Street, Emmitsburg. 6:00-10:00 p.m. Meat tray chances & 50/50 drawings.

21…“Catoctin Voices” Evening of Poetry, 7:00 p.m., Holy Grounds Cafe’, Emmitsburg.  Jane O’ Callaghan Edwards. Poets and public invited. Open readings precede.  301-418-3375.

22…….. Old Field Woodworking’s Christmas Open House, 13333 Graceham Rd., Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 301-271-4439.

22…….. Bake Sale, Emmitsburg Jubilee. Emmitsburg Lions Club.

22…….. Country Butchering, Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co., 13527 Motters Station Rd., Rocky Ridge, MD. Pancake breakfast served 6:00-10:00 a.m. Place orders by Nov. 15. Cindy 301-271-4057.

22…….. Annual Christmas Bazaar, Johnsville United Methodist Parish Hall, 11106 Green Valley Rd. (Rt. 75), btw. Libertytown & Union Bridge, MD. 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 410-775-7821.

22,23……… Santa’s Christmas Craft Show, Carroll County Agriculture Center, 708 Agriculture Center Dr., Westminster, MD. Nov. 22: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Nov. 23: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $3/Adults; Free/ages 15 & under. Santa arrives in helicopter on Saturday (weather permitting) 11:00 a.m.

22,23…. 8th Annual Foothills Artists Studio Tour, Fairfield Valley (just over Mason-Dixon line, west of Gettysburg). Local artists in their studios. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Foothillsartists.net.

23…….. Christmas Shopping Bazaar, Woodsboro American Legion, 101 W. Elizabeth Street, Woodsboro. 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Over 60 vendors! Raffles, food and baked goods. Visit with Santa! Call Allison 301-473-0723.

24…….. Mackenzie’s Light Bereavement and Awareness Group, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Road, Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. Free and open to anyone. 301-524-8064.

27…….. 122nd Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. $17/Adults; $8/ages 7-10; Free/ages under 7. $18/Carryout.

27…….. 6th Annual Emmitsburg Wattle Waddle, Town Park, Emmitsburg. 8:00 a.m.—5-mile run; 9:30 a.m.—1-mile walk. $20/adult (before 11/20); $25/adult (after 11/20). $5—1-mile walk. Free hot breakfast for runners, walkers, spectators. Benefits Seton Center, Inc. www.emmitsburgturkeytrot.com or Jenni Ryan at 240-285-5904.

30…….. Emmitsburg Community Chorus’ Annual Christmas Concert, Basilica of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. 4:00 p.m.

30…….. Quiet Love Concert, MorningStar Family Church, 14698 Albert Staub Rd., Thurmont. 6:00 p.m. www.morningstarfc.org.

 

Mountain Fest

Mountain Fest, featuring the Eyler Family’s famous pit beef and fresh cut French fries, will be held at Sabillasville Elementary School on October 11 and 12, 2014, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Good food, artisans, handcrafters, superb vendors, local music, and other entertainment will take place in a gorgeous mountain setting, with lots of elbow room and friendly folks. Free parking and easy access make this event in Sabillasville a highlight of the Catoctin Highlands Colorfest weekend.

Sunday includes the annual car show, which has had over 120 marvelous vehicles on display. The car show will be canceled if there is any rain in the forecast for Sunday. The Mountain Fest happens regardless of the weather.

Sabillasville Elementary School is located at 1621-B Sabillasville Rd. (Rt. 550) in Sabillasville, Maryland. This event is sponsored by the Northwestern Frederick County Civic Association that celebrates its 40th Anniversary with this season’s activities. Proceeds benefit the NWFCCA’s scholarship fundraiser.

Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association Events

The Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association is holding a Yard Sale and Chicken BBQ on October 4, 2014. Spaces are available for $10.00; rent tables for $5.00. There will also be a Cash Bingo held on October 5, 2014. Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. Games will begin at 12:45 p.m. View their advertisement on page 42 for more information on these and other Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association October events.

Guardian Hose Company Fall Festival & Holiday Bazaar

Spaces are available at the Thurmont Carnival Grounds for crafters for the Fall Festival on October 11-12, 2014.

A Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at the Thurmont Carnival Grounds in Thurmont. Crafters and Home Party Demonstrators are wanted. Spaces are $25.00 for a table ($20.00 for each additional table). View their advertisement on page 23 for more information on these two upcoming events.

EVAC Bingo Bash

The Emmitsburg Volunteer Ambulance Company (EVAC) is holding a Bingo Bash on November 9, 2014. Doors will open at 4:00 p.m. Games will begin at 7:00 p.m. Bingo features twenty-two games, three $1,000 jackpots, and a meal. Tickets are $35.00 in advance, and $45.00 if purchased at the door. View their advertisement on page 33 for more information.

St. John’s Lutheran Church

On November 9, 2014, St. John’s Lutheran Church is sponsoring The Blue Grass Chapel Band, at 7:00 p.m. The church is located at 8619 Blacks Mill Road in Creagerstown, Maryland. Refreshments will be served following the music. View their advertisement on page 10 for more information.

Lacie’s Legacy 9th Annual Memorial Walk

Bring the whole family out for Lacie’s Legacy 9th Annual Memorial Walk on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Carroll Valley Park in Fairfield, Pennsylvania. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. The walk will start at 11:00 a.m. Event will feature silent auctions, raffles, door prizes, and more! The cost is $10.00 per participant (lunch is included). All proceeds go to NTSAD for research and education of Tay Sachs Disease in memory of Lacie Wivell. View their advertisement on page 5 for more information.

Lawyer’s Farm 1st Annual Farm Fundraiser in Memory of Jan

The 1st Annual Farm Fundraiser in memory of Jan will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014, from 12:00-7:00 p.m. All maze admissions and pumpkin cannon ticket sales will be donated to the American Brain Tumor Association. Event will feature free face painting and hot chocolate. View their advertisement on page 48 for more information about this event.

CHS Baseball Alumni Vinny Healy Memorial Golf Tournament

The Vinny Healy Memorial Christian Outreach Fund and Catoctin High School (CHS) Baseball Alumni are pleased to announce the 1st Annual Catoctin High School Baseball Alumni Vinny Healy Memorial Golf Tournament.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the Carroll Valley golf course in Fairfield, Pennsylvania. Registration will be from 9:00-9:45 a.m., golf will begin at 10:00 a.m. All proceeds will go to the Vinny Healy Memorial Christian Outreach Fund. This fund is used to help many needy families and organizations in the area.

The Healy family would like to recognize and thank this year’s tournament sponsors: The Norris Auto Group, One Call Concepts Inc., Precision Automotive, Tommy West Memorial, Lamberts Cable Splicing, Utiliquest, and W.F. Delauter and Sons. They would also like to thank the following companies that are participating in some way: Criswell Chevrolet of Thurmont, hole in one sponsor; Carroll Valley Golf Course for tournament prizes; Dick’s Sporting Goods; Gnarly Artly; The Ott House; Greystone Golf Course; Lighthouse Golf Course; Ruddo’s Golf; Sheetz; and their many volunteers.

The cost is $360 per foursome and is open to all participants. Registration will be cut off at thirty-six teams of four, and they expect to sell out quickly. They have many fun games planned with prizes, so you don’t want to miss this event. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, donating door prizes, or playing in the tournament, please contact Vince Healy at vinnysride@hotmail.com. View their advertisement on page 10.

4th Annual ESP 5K Run at Mount St Mary’s

ESP Performing Company is proud to announce their 4th Annual Fall 5K Fundraiser. The run will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg.  ESP is looking for runners and walkers of all fitness levels for this year’s event. Registration is currently open online at www.sites.google.com/site/espautumnrun; at ESP Dance studio, located at 15 Water Street in Thurmont; or through any ESP Performing Company member. If you have any questions, please contact David Mitchener at dmitch13@hotmail.com or 240-315-4379.

Once again, a portion of this year’s proceeds will be donated in memory of Pamela Gray Hobbs to the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Last year, ESP Performing Company was able to donate $900, and they are hoping to donate even more this year. Register by October 10, 2014, and receive an ESP Fall 5K custom Gnarly Artly T-shirt. ESP loves supporting the community, as well as performing for all types of local community events. Keep them in mind for your next community affair.

“Pulling the community together for this event—old and young alike—is such a wonderful thing. To be able to raise funds for such a worthy cause and donate to the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund is the icing on the cake,” expressed Erin Felichko, ESP Performing Company parent volunteer.

ESP is also looking for businesses to help sponsor the event. If interested, please contact ESP Dance Studio at 301-271-7458 or contact any ESP Performing Company member.  View their advertisement on page 19 for more information.

51st Annual Catoctin Colorfest

The much-anticipated Catoctin Colorfest will be held the weekend of October 11-12, 2014. The hours of operation are 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. each day. Admission is free. Breakfast will be available from various food vendors starting at 7:00 a.m. This yearly event features nationally recognized arts and crafts. Demonstrations by various crafters will take place throughout the two days, including broom making, wood turnings, and wood carvings of flowers. Shuttle Bus service is available both days. View their advertisement on page 6.

Morning Star Family Church’s Youth Fall Retreat

The Youth Fall Retreat will be held on October 24-26, 2014. Call 301-271-3633 and view their advertisement on page 9 for additional information.

27,28…. Pippenfest, Fairfield, PA. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 717-642-5640.

28…. Cash Bingo, Guardian Hose Company, Activities Bldg., Thurmont. Doors open 11:00 a.m.; Bingo 1:00 p.m. Lunch served. $25/advance; $30/door.

28…….. Gospel Music featuring Keystone State Quartet, Deerfield U.M. Church, 16405 Foxville Deerfield Rd., Sabillasville. 6:00 p.m. Everyone welcome. Free. 301-241-3158.

28…….. Target Shoot, Indian Lookout Conservation Club, Riffle Road, Emmitsburg. 1:00 p.m.

29…. Mackenzie’s Light Bereavement and Drug Addiction Education Program, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. Free. 301-524-8064.

29…. Absolute Real Estate Auction, former bank building, 4 West Main St., Thurmont. 1:00 p.m. www.auctionEbid.com.

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1………. NorthWestern Frederick County Civic Association Meeting, Sabillasville Elementary School, 1621-B Sabillasville Rd. (Rt. 550), Sabillasville. 6:30 p.m. Mountain Fest planning to be finalized. Everyone welcome.

1………. Fraud Prevention Seminar by Thurmont Police Department, Thurmont Senior Center, Thurmont. 10:30 a.m. All welcome.

2………. Community Volunteer Fair, Thurmont Regional Library. 4:00-6:30 p.m. Your organization is invited to participate. Email edingle@frederickcountymd.gov to reserve your table and send you further information.

3………. Light the Park Community Fall Fest, Emmitsburg Community Park, Emmitsburg. 6:00-9:00 p.m. Free event. Inflatables, outdoor movie, obstacle course, design your own scarecrow, free dinner (hot dogs, chili, soup, & more), popcorn, hot chocolate & more! Special treat for every child attending. Sponsored by Christ’s Community Church.

3………. “Angels Above” Alumni Golf Tournament for Mother Seton School, Mountain View Golf Club, 4099 Bullfrog Rd., Fairfield, PA. Benefits the Jack and Shirley Little Scholarship Fund. $85/golfer; $340/ foursome (Includes lunch, green fees, cart fee, dinner, & great door prizes). 12:00 p.m. lunch; tee time 1:00 p.m. Tony Little 301-748-5856; littlemoore@littlemoore.com.

4………. 15th Annual Poker Pub Crawl, American Legion Post 121, Thurmont. Tickets $20/person. 11:00 a.m. Information or to purchase tickets: 301-447-2274 or stop in to Post 121.

4………. Emmitsburg Lions Club BBQ/Yard Sale, Rt. 15 (across from Getty Mart). Yard sale: 6:00 a.m.; BBQ: 11:00 a.m.

4………. All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet & Meat Sale, Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church, 10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg (off Rt. 140 on Tom’s Creek Church Rd., between Emmitsburg & Taneytown). 6:00-10:00 a.m. $8/Adults; $4/ ages 5-10; Free/ages under 5. Meat Orders due Sept. 28. Ermie Staub 443-605-2995; Dottie Davis 301-447-2403; Rose Glass 443-605-2675.

4………. Meet and Greet, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sponsored by The Northern County Democrats and Friends. Public invited; refreshments served. Bill O’Toole 240-439-7218; otoole@msmary.edu.

4………. Oyster, Turkey and Country Ham Dinner (buffet style), Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Thurmont. 12:00-5:00 p.m. $17/Adults; $7/ages 6-12. $18/Carryout. 301-898-9988.

4………. Yard Sale & Chicken BBQ, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. Spaces/$10; rent table/$5. Lisa 717-642-6989; Bonnie 717-794-5443.

4,5……. Fall Festival, Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. (Fred. Co. Div. of Parks & Rec.) Oct. 4: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Oct. 5: noon-4:00 p.m. Fees for some activities. Parking donation $1. 301-600-1650; www.rosehillmuseum.com.

5………. Lewistown Ruritan Chicken BBQ, US 15 North & Fish Hatchery Road.

5………. Turkey Shoot, Graceham Vol. Fire Co. Inc., 14026 Graceham Rd., Thurmont. 11:00 a.m. Type of Gun: 12 Ga. & 4-10, $2/Shot (10 rounds), $5 per 50/50 (1-50/50), Brian  301-639-1515.

5………. Cash Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. Doors open 11:00 a.m.; Games 12:45 p.m. 717-794-5404. www.brsportsmenscom.ipage.com.

6………. Cash Bingo, Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Co., 10307 Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; games 7:00 p.m.

6………. Free Community Meal (served first Monday of each month), Graceham Moravian Church, 8231A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:30-7:00 p.m. All are welcome. 301-271-2379.

6………. Thurmont Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. Open to public. 6:00-7:30 p.m. Clothing, linens, & shoes as available. Donations gladly accepted. Oct./ Nov. only: toys/household goods accepted in anticipation of Christmas. 301-271-4511.

7………. Fraud Prevention, Emmitsburg Library, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Seton Center’s Pa$$port To Wealth program. Free & open to public; no need to pre-register. 301-447-6102.

9………. Annual Fire Prevention Open House, Vigilant Hose Company, 25 West Main St., Emmitsburg. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

9-11…. FallFest at Harriet Chapel, Harriet Chapel, Catoctin Episcopal Parish, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Yard sale, homemade baked goods, homemade apple butter, & great food. Craft vendors Saturday. www.harrietchapel.com.

10&11……… Community Yard Sale!, Graceham Vol. Fire Co. Inc. Station, 14026 Graceham Rd., Thurmont. 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Table Rentals: $15/table (inside the station), $10/table (outside the station). Food Stand will be provided. Ed Woods 301-573-9026.

11…….. Colorfest Breakfast & Lunch, AMVETS Post 7 Ladies Auxiliary Unit 7, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

11…….. Fall Fest Dinner, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown. 12:00-5:00 p.m. Served family-style. $14/Adults; $7/ages 7-10; Free/ages 6 & under. $15/Carryouts. Quarts of Pot Pie/$5. Bake and Fancy Table.

11…….. Yard Sale, Monocacy Church of The Brethren, 13517 Motters Station Rd., Rocky Ridge. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Proceeds go to help with catastrophic medical expenses for Ricky Baker and Donn Elsey.

11…….. Graceham Moravian Church’s Yard Sale, 8231 A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont.  7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Includes “Fill a bag with clothes for $5.” Rain or shine. Sandwiches/soups available 9:00 a.m.

11,12.. Catoctin Colorfest, Thurmont. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

11,12…. Ridgefest, Mt. Tabor Park, Motters Station Rd., Rocky Ridge, MD. Apple butter boiling demonstration (Sat. only), food stands, & flea markets. Sponsored by the Willing Workers of Mt. Tabor Church. Free flea market spaces 301-447-6387.

11,12.. Mountain Fest, Northwestern Frederick County Civic Association Scholarship Fundraiser. Sabillasville Elementary School, 1621-B Sabillasville Rd. (Rt. 550), Sabillasville. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Free parking, food, crafts, local music.

11,12Fall Festival, Guardian Hose Company Carnival Grounds, East Main St., Thurmont.

12…….. Car Show, Northwestern Frederick County Civic Association Scholarship Fund,Sabillasville Elementary School, 1621-B Sabillasville Rd. (Rt. 550), Sabillasville. 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

12…….. Target Shoot, Indian Lookout Conservation Club, Riffle Road, Emmitsburg. 1:00 p.m.

15…….. Meet the Candidates Event, Department of Aging, 1440 Taney Ave., Frederick. Sponsored by Frederick County Commission for Women. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free, registration not required. www.Facebook.com/FCCFW or 301-600-1066.

15…….. Slippery Pot Pie Dinner, Lewistown United Methodist Church, 11032 Hessong Bridge Rd., Lewistown. 12:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. $11/Adults; $6/ages 6-12; $12/Carryout. 301-898-7888.

17…….. Catoctin FFA Chapter hosting Crab Cake Dinner, Emmitsburg Fire Hall.  4:30-7:00 p.m. $15/person. Amy Jo Poffenberger 301-676-6732 or Sandy Umbel 240-285-6695. Benefits National FFA Trip.

17…….. Meat Raffle & Buffet, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 717-794-5404. www.brsportsmenscom.ipage.com.

18…….. Lacie’s Legacy 9th Annual Memorial Walk, Carroll Valley Park, Fairfield, PA. Registration 10:00 a.m.; walk 11:00 a.m. Silent auctions, raffles, door prizes, and more! $10/participant (lunch included). All proceeds to NTSAD for research/education of Tay Sachs Disease in memory of Lacie Wivell. 717-642-6989; email: lisawivell@yahoo.com.

18…….. “The Coat Closet,” Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Rd., Cascade. 9:00 a.m.-noon. Coats, gloves, hats, scarves for families in need. Items are free. Limit: one coat per family member. 301-241-3950.

18…….. Cash Bingo, Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge, Thurmont. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; bingo 6:00 p.m. $20/advance; $25/ door. Food & bake table. Proceeds benefit Faith UCC. 301-788-2427 or 301-271-7573.

18…….. Ladies Night Out Jewelry, AMVETS Post 7 Ladies Auxiliary Unit 7, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Mary McKinnon 717-968-8026; Diane Kelly 301-748-6894; Ruth Joy 301-305-2859.

18…….. ESP Annual Fall 5K Fundraiser, Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m. Portion of proceeds go to Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund. www.sites.google.com/site/espautaumnrun. 240-315-4379.

18,19.. Woodsboro Days, Yard sales, flea markets, farmer’ market, pumpkin painting contest, book sale, 5K run/walk (starts 8:00 a.m.) & lots of food. 301-676-5312.

19…….. Formal Farewell Service, St. John’s UCC, 16923 Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville (route 550 & Harbaugh Valley Rd.). 11:15 a.m., Joan Fry 301-241-3295.

19…….. Gospel and Hymn Sing, Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, Foxville (15116 Foxville Church Rd., Sabillasville, MD). 7:00 p.m. Refreshments and fellowship.

20…….. 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. Walk-ins welcome.

20…….. Cash Bingo, Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Co., 10307 Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro, MD. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; games 7:00 p.m.

21…….. Thurmont Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Rd., Thurmont. Open to public. 10:00-11:30 a.m. Clothing, linens, shoes as available. Donations gladly accepted. Oct./Nov. toys/household goods accepted in anticipation of Christmas. 301-271-4511.

24…….. Family-style Turkey and Oyster Dinner, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 3:00-7:00 p.m. $16/Adults; $8/ages 5-10. $17/Carryout.

24-26…….. Youth Fall Retreat, Morning Star Family Church, 14698 Albert Staub Rd., Thurmont. Speaker: retired pro-football player– Rev. Harold Sutton. 301-271-3633.

25…. Massacre in the Park, Community Park, Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. Snacks & treats for kids, along with haunted park theme.

25…….. Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in partnership with Mount Saint Mary’s. 7:00-10:00 p.m. Dramatization teaches spiritual principles of the Communion of Saints and angels. $5/contribution per person. Recommended for ages 14 and up. www.setonheritage.org.

25…….. 1st Annual Catoctin High School Baseball Alumni Vinny Healy Memorial Golf Tournament, Carroll Valley golf course, Fairfield, PA. Registration 9:00-9:45 a.m., start 10:00 a.m. Sponsored by The Vinny Healy Memorial Christian Outreach Fund and Catoctin High School Baseball Alumni. $360/foursome. Vince Healy at vinnysride@hotmail.com.

25…….. St. John’s/St. Mark’s send-off gathering with refreshments, St. John’s Parish Hall, 16923 Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville (Rt. 550 & Harbaugh Valley Rd.).  3:00-6:00 p.m. Drop in any time. Joan Fry 301-241-3295.

25……..Silent Auction and Pasta Dinner, Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program at Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge Road, Lewistown. 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. An admission ticket includes a pasta meal and a choice of home-baked desserts. Hundreds of items will be sold through a silent auction.  Several top items are sold at the end of the evening through a live auction.  $8/advance, $10/door. 301-898-3587.

26…….. Pastor Comings’ Final Worship Service, St. John’s UCC, 16923 Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville (route 550 & Harbaugh Valley Rd.). 11:15 a.m. Joan Fry 301-241-3295.

26…….. Premiere of The Thurmont Documentary: Almost Blue Mountain City, Springfield Manor, 11836 Auburn Rd., Thurmont. Produced by Christopher Haugh. 2:00 p.m. Lite fare at intermission. Tickets: Ace & Hobbs Hardware; online at Eventbrite. Presented by Thurmont Historical Society, Thurmont Main Street, Town of Thurmont, & Frederick County Tourism.

26…….. 1st Annual Farm Fundraiser in Memory of Jan, Lawyer’s Farm. 12:00-7:00 p.m. www.lawyersfarm.com.

26…….. Kids Halloween Party, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 717-794-5404. www.brsportsmenscom.ipage.com.

26…….. Target Shoot, Indian Lookout Conservation Club, Riffle Road, Emmitsburg. 1:00 p.m.

26…….. 1st Annual Farm Fundraiser in Memory of Jan Lawyer, Lawyer’s Farm & Moonlight Maze, 13001 Creagerstown Rd., Thurmont. 12:00-7:00 p.m.

31…….. Trick-or-Treat Through History, Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. (Frederick Co. Div. of Parks & Rec.) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bring a bag to fill with goodies during walk through history. Free; all ages. Sponsored by the Rose Hill Museum Council. 301-600-1650; www.rosehillmuseum.com.

31…….. Club Costume Halloween Party, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 717-794-5404. www.brsportsmenscom.ipage.com.

31…….. Halloween Parade, Emmitsburg Lions Club, DePaul St., Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m. Halloween Party immediately follows at Vigilant Fire Co., W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 301-447-2401.

31…….. TRUNK or TREAT at Lewistown Untied Church, 11032 Hessong Bridge Rd., Lewistown. 6:30 p.m. Hot dogs, s’mores, followed by Treats from our Trunks. Costumes are optional.

november

1………. 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. 20 games, 2 spec, basket King Tut, & more. Robin 301-271-3309.

1                     Oyster, Turkey and Country Ham Dinner (buffet style), Faith United Church of Christ, 9333 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD. 12:00-5:30 p.m. $16/Adults; $8/ages 6-12; Free/ ages under

august

28…. Documentary The Great American Wheat Harvest debut, Holiday Cinemas in Frederick, MD.  6:00 p.m.; meet and greet with filmmaker and video producer, Conrad Weaver of Emmitsburg 7:15 p.m.

30…. 20th Annual McLain Celtic Festival, Two Mile House, 1189 Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle, PA. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. $10/person; Free/children <10.  717-249-7610; www.historicalsociety.com.

30…. Summer Sandwich Sale, Thurmont Lions Club at Bell Hill Farm. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Benefits local community and vision-related causes.

31…. Special Mass for Mother Seton’s 240th Birthday, celebrated by Archbishop William E. Lori, National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. 1:30 p.m. Family Fun Day Event to follow Mass. amanda.johnston@setonheritage.org.

31…. ThorpeWood’s 7th Annual 5K/10K Trail Run/Walk, 12805-A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. Register: www.active.com/thurmont-md/running/distance-running-races/thorpewood-trails-5k-fun-walk-and-10k-trail-run-2014.

31…. 70th Annual Keilholtz Reunion, Thurmont Community Park, Thurmont. All Keilholtz descendant families invited. Fried chicken provided for 12:30 p.m. picnic buffet. Families bring side dish or dessert, their table service, & beverage. Bingo players bring $2.00 wrapped prize.

september

1………. Free Community Meal (served first Monday of each month), Graceham Moravian Church, 8231A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:30-7:00 p.m. All are welcome. 301-271-2379.

1………. Annual Labor Day Festival, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Church St., Thurmont. 12:00-5:00 p.m. Family-style fried chicken/ham dinner: $13/Adults; $6.50/ages 6-12; Free/ages 5 & under. Air conditioned dining room/ample parking. Live music, bingo, bake sale, & more. Carryout available. www.emmitsburg.net/sasolmc.

4………. Thurmont Primary and Elementary Schools 3rd Annual Back to School Picnic, Thurmont Town Park, Thurmont. 5:00-6:30 p.m.

5………. Book Sale, Catoctin High School, Thurmont. Sponsored by Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library. 6:00-10:00 p.m. Proceeds support Thurmont Regional Library.

5………. Annual Golf Tournament, Lewistown Ruritans at Maple Run Golf Course, Moser Rd., Thurmont. Benefit local scholarships. Harold Staley 301-748-1708.

5-7…… 58th Annual Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show, Catoctin High School, Thurmont. No entry fee; free admission; free parking. www. thurmontemmitsburgcommunityshow.webs.com.

6…… Longaberger/Cash Bingo, AMVETS Post 7 Ladies Auxiliary Unit 7, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. Doors Open 4:00 p.m.; Bingo 6:00 p.m. $20/in advance; $25/at door. Cut-off for tickets: August 29. Mary McKinnon 717-968-8026 or Diane Kelly 301-748-6894.

6…… 2nd Annual “KING of the MOUNTAIN” Car Show & Craft Show Event, Fort Ritchie Community Center, Cascade, MD. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Trophies for winners of car show; grand prize winner will receive HUGE King of the Mountain Trophy. Craft vendors. Free event. Admission fee to enter car or truck in car show; all proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network & Fort Ritchie Community Center. 301-241-5085 (ask for Bev Coyle).

6…… Book Sale, Catoctin High School, Thurmont. Sponsored by Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library. 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Proceeds support Thurmont Regional Library.

6…… Frederick County Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Meeting, Edenton Retirement Community, Manor House, 5800 Genesis Ln. Frederick, MD. 10:00 a.m., social time to follow. All are welcome.

7…… Book Sale, Catoctin High School, Thurmont. Sponsored by Friends of the Thurmont Regional Library. 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Proceeds support Thurmont Regional Library.

7…… Lewistown Ruritan Chicken BBQ, US 15 North & Fish Hatchery Road.

7…… Thurmont American Legion Post 168 Annual Crab Feed Picnic, at the pavilion. 1:00-5:00 p.m. $10/person (can be purchased at Post). This is a members-only event.

7…… Shot Gun Shoots, Indian Lookout, 17107 Riffle Rd., Emmitsburg.

8…… Wii Bowling begins (and each following Monday evening), Thurmont American Legion Post 168, Thurmont.  7:00-10:00 p.m. Daily drink specials available. Open to members & their guests. Check out Facebook for future events.

11…. Suicide Survivor Support Group (meets Thursdays: Sept. 11-Oct. 30), Hospice of Frederick County Office, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick, MD. 6:00-7:30 p.m. Call 240-566-3030 to register by Sept. 5.

12…. 1LT Rob Seidel III Memorial Golf Tournament, The Links at Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA. Double tee time 7:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.; 18 hole best ball scramble. $100/person; $400/foursome. All proceeds benefit the 1LT Rob Seidel Wounded Soldiers Fund. Sandy robseidelwsf@comcast.net.

12-21. Shamrock Restaurant’s Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day Irish Party. Irish music, activities, great food, & more. 7701 Fitzgerald Rd., Thurmont. 301-271-2912

13…. Sportsman’s Bingo, Lewistown District Vol. Fire Dept., 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Lewistown, MD. Doors open 5:00 p.m.; buffet 6:00 p.m.; games 7:30 p.m. $40/person.

13…. St. Mark’s Peach Festival and Yard Sale. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Homemade soup, sandwiches, peach desserts, & bake table. Large Yard Sale, benefiting Dylan Seiss Scholarship and church roof fund.

13…. Frederick County Pomona Grange sponsoring “Kute Kids” Show, Farm & Garden Bldg., Frederick Fair, Frederick, MD. Entries taken in Farm & Garden Building 9:45-10:00 a.m. Contest 10:15 a.m. Questions: mdstgrange@comcast.net. www.thegreatfrederickfair.com.

13,14…… “Art on the Mountain” art show, 519 Gladhill Rd., Fairfield, PA. Sept. 13: 5:00-8:00 p.m.; Sept. 14: 2:00-5:00 p.m. 717-321-4255; https://www.facebook.com/artonthemountainfairfieldpa.

13,14…… Rooted in History Program/Tour, National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. Program includes children’s activities; free seedlings will be given to the first 50 attendees each day of event. 3:00 p.m. www.setonheritage.org or 301-447-6606.

14…. Thurmont AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post 7 Classic Car, Truck, & Motorcyle Show, Thurmont Guardian Hose Activities Bldg., Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Registration: $12 (10:00 a.m.-noon). Awards 2:30 p.m. Good food, drinks, raffles, 50/50, tip jars. DJ: Oldies Music. Everyone welcome. Betty 717-331-1510; Diane 301-748-6894.

14…. R.D. Long Reunion, Creagerstown Parish Hall, Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown. Eat 1:30 p.m. Shirley Long 301-271-7975.

16…. Frederick County Christian Eagles Football’s  1st Annual Family Fun Night Fundraiser,  4:00 p.m.; Mountain Gate Family Restaurant to serve dinner 5:00 p.m. $20/Adults; $10/ages 5-12; Free/ages 4 and under. 240-357-0544; email: frederickeaglesfootball@gmail.com.

16…. Celebrate the Constitution, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Road, Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. Meet in front of the library to officially “ring-in” Constitution Day!  After the Bell Ringing Ceremony, Ben Franklin will give a brief chat about colonial times and provide hands-on colonial activities.

18…….. John Giffin and Rev. Sally Joyner-Giffin (Pastor Sally) Share Experience visiting The Holy Land (slide show), Harriet Chapel, Catoctin Episcopal Parish, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments served. 301-271-4554

18…….. Clothing Swap Fun for Teens and Tweens, Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont. 5:00 p.m. Clean out your closet and bring gently worn clothing, jewelry, and accessories to swap for new-to-you items. Everyone (and this is open for boys and girls) will go home with something special to add to their wardrobe. Craft table and refreshments included. Registration required.

19…. Guardian Hose Company’s James H. Mackley Golf Day, Maple Run Golf Course, 13610 Moser Rd., Thurmont. Best ball played; shotgun start 9:00 a.m. Rain or Shine. Terry N. Frushour, Golf Day Chairperson 301-271-4289 or 240-372-6630.

19…….. Virginia Crawford, Poet-in-Residence of the Maryland Arts Council will read from her work at Catoctin Voices Evening of Poetry, Holy Grounds Café, Emmitsburg, MD. 7:00 p.m. Open readings precede. Free and open to public. Please bring poetry to share! tomandlisa@wildblue.net.

19,20……… Dwell Richly Marriage Seminar, hosted by WCF Church of Sabillasville. Sept. 19—7:00 p.m.; Sept. 20—9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Free (but donations appreciated). Taught by Pastor Chris Peeler and wife, Linda, of Making the Gospel Known Ministries. www.walkersvillechristianfellowship.org. Register: 301-241-2022 by Sept. 15.

19-21…….. Taneytown Family Fun Days, Taneytown’s Memorial Park, Taneytown, MD. Sponsored by Taneytown Lions Club. Friday, 6:00-10:00 p.m.; Sat., 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Sun., noon-7:00 p.m. Arts, crafts, car show & much more. Free parking/admission.  Sponsored by Taneytown Lions Club. Benefits community. www.taneytownlion.org.

20…….. Catoctin Pregnancy Center’s 10th Annual Run for Life, Mount Saint Mary’s University, PNC Sports Complex, Emmitsburg. Registration 7:30 a.m.; 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk 9:00 a.m.; 5K Run/Walk 9:30 a.m. Entry fee: $25 (w/shirt); $15 (w/out shirt). Jim Lowrie 717-642-0196 or jimlow@embarqmail.com; Stephen Quinn Stephen.quinn@kofc-1860emmitsburg.org.

20…. Bingo Bash, Emmitsburg Vol. Amb. Co., 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 4:00 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. $35/in advance; $45/at door. Mary Lou 240-285-3184; Diane 301-748-6894.

20…. Rocky Ridge Junior Fire Company Yard Sale, Activities Building, 13516 Motters Station Rd., Rocky Ridge, MD. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; set up Sept. 19 6:00 p.m. Spaces are available for $10.00 per table; outside spaces are also available for $10.00. Connie Humerick 301-271-4682; Teressa Kaas 301-271-3781.

20…….. 31,Coach & Vera Bradley Bingo, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd, Emmitsburg. Doors open 5:30 p.m., games begin 7:00 p.m. $20/advance or $25/door. 410-756-1815.

20…. Pet Fest, Fort Ritchie Community Center, Cascade, MD. Bring your favorite pet. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Pet parade and other contests available for your pet. Awards given in several categories. Door prizes, raffles, photo contest, & much more! Fun event for whole family. Bev Coyle 301-241-5085.

20…. Sportsman’s Bingo, Lewistown Fire Hall.  $40/person (includes dinner, drinks, & 20 games). Doors open 5:00 p.m.; Dinner served 6:00 p.m.; Bingo 7:30 p.m. Cindy Grimes (cindy_grimes@msn.com or 301-788-5354) or Cheryl Phelan (bochph@aol.com or 301-524-3106). Benefits 2015 CHS Safe and Sane.

23…….. Women Soldiers in the Civil War, at Annual Auxiliary Membership Meeting, Homewood at Crumland Farms and Willow Ponds, Frederick, MD. Presented by Tracey McIntyre and Audrey Scanlan-Teller. Registration/free breakfast bar 9:15 a.m. 301-663-6308.

23…….. Tour of building, Absolute Real Estate Auction, Former Bank Building, 4 West Main St., Thurmont. www.auctionEbid.com; Kelly Strauss 540-226-1279.

24…….. Unforgettable toe-tapping Gospel Bluegrass Music, performed by the Wissmann Family, WCF Church of Sabillasville.  7:00 p.m. Free Concert; all are welcome. www.walkersvillechristianfellowship.org or 301-241-3022.

26…. ThorpeWood’s 2nd Annual Barn Dance, 12805-A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $20/ticket. Benefits The YMCA of Frederick County. 301-271-2823. www.thorpewood.org.

27…. Gospel & Blue Grass Music Festival, Mt. Tabor Park, Rocky Ridge, MD. 1:00-6:00 p.m. Admission free. Local talents and blue grass music by the Carroll County Ramblers. Great music, food & homemade desserts.

27…….. Spaghettie Dinner, St. John’s UCC Parish Hall, Sabillasville. 4:00-7:00 p.m. Adults/$10, ages 5-12/$5, 5&under/free.

27…….. 7th Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Benefit for Emmitsburg Osteopathic Primary Care Center (EOPCC), Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary Dining Room (on campus in Patriot Hall). 4:00-7:00 p.m. 301-447-2690 or 301-447-3797. RSVP required.

27…. 9th annual Benefit Poker Run Scotty’s Ride. Ride starts at Jubilee Foods, Emmitsburg 10:00 a.m.; finish 3:00 p.m. at Kerry & Valerie’s, 11322 Harney Rd., Emmitsburg. Food, drink, entertainment & door prizes to end ride! Entry fee: $35 (eligible to win); $20 (non-player). Don’t want to ride, but want to join them: $20 donation ($10/ages 7-12; Free/6 & under). All vehicles welcome. 301-447-3260 or 301-271-6600.

28…. Bingo Bash, Guardian Hose Company, Activities Bldg., Thurmont. Doors open 11:00 a.m.; Bingo 1:00 p.m. Lunch served. $25/in advance; $30/door.

28…….. Gospel Music featuring Keystone State Quartet, Deerfield U.M. Church, 16405 Foxville Deerfield Rd., Sabillasville. 6:00 p.m. Everyone welcome. Free. 301-241-3158.

29…. Mackenzie’s Light Bereavement and Drug Addiction Education Program, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. Free. 301-524-8064 for information.

29…. Absolute Real Estate Auction, former bank building, 4 West Main St., Thurmont. 1:00 p.m. www.auctionEbid.com.

 

 

by Michele Cuseo

Emmitsburg

JULY 2014

Emmitsburg & Thurmont Community Show

Everyone in the Catoctin High School feeder district is invited and encouraged to participate as an exhibitor and to attend the show and entertainment at Catoctin High School, on September 5-7, 2014. This annual show is a much-anticipated event and enjoyed celebration of local agriculture and craftsmanship for people of all ages. Watch for the community booklet of events/exhibitions/schedules at local businesses and stores for more information. Sponsored by the Thurmont Grange, Catoctin FFA Chapter, Catoctin Area FFA Alumni, Maryland Agricultural Fair Board and the Maryland State Grange, over $12,000 will be offered in prizes to exhibitors for this event.

Election Judges Needed for 2014 Election

The Mayor and Board of Commissioners are seeking persons to serve as election judges for the September 30th Town Election. In accordance with the Emmitsburg Town Code, judges must be registered and qualified voters and not hold or be a candidate for any other Emmitsburg public office.

To apply or for more information, call 301-600-6300 or e-mail townclerk@emmitsburgmd.gov.

Farmer’s Market on Friday Afternoons

Enjoy the best of locally grown produce each Friday at the Emmitsburg Farmer’s Market, from 3:00-6:30 p.m. The market is located on South Seton Avenue right next to the Firemen’s Museum. The Market will be open through September 26.

For more information about the Town of Emmitsburg, log onto www.emmitsburgmd.gov or call 301-600-6300.

Thurmont

JULY 2014

 

Thurmont Trolley Substation Celebration

The Thurmont Lions Club will unveil a series of historic art murals at the Trolley Substation building on August 23 at 1:00 p.m. on East Main Street. This event represents a celebration of Thurmont’s history that includes the Thurmont-Frederick Trolley Train.  The murals, by artist “Yemi,” depict scenes of the inspiring history of Thurmont that include our covered bridges, Cunningham Falls, Camp David, Main Street and the Catoctin Furnace.  The murals are being called the “Crowning Jewel” murals as they will highly complement the culmination of the efforts of the Lions Club Trolley Trail Refurbishing Project.  Participants can also enjoy hot dogs, ice cream and brownies during the celebration. The Lions Club and volunteers believe this interesting and beautiful project will become a tourist destination for the Frederick county area.

Project Open Space Funds for Thurmont

Thurmont is receiving  $147,985 from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources as part of the Project Open Space program.  The program funding supports conserving natural resources and creating outdoor recreational opportunities for citizens.  Thurmont will use the funds for paving the Trolley Trail which is a popular walkway through the town that follows the line of the former trolley.  Some funds will also be used to improve the Eyler Rd. Lacrosse Field.

Farmers Market— Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-Noon

Mayor John Kinnaird reports that the Thurmont Farmers market is doing quite well. There are ten regular vendors with a variety of fruits and vegetables for sale as well as a bakery vendor who makes homemade mini fruit pies. Flea Marketers are also welcomed to set up at the market. Cost is only $5.00.  The market is located at the Carnival Grounds. Please use the Boundary Avenue entrance.

Road Construction Updates

The State Highway Administration will be starting their work on the upgrade to the sidewalks and gutters this month. The priority is to work on the areas around the schools, so they can be completed before school starts.

View the Town of Thurmont’s website at www.thurmont.com or call the town office at 301-271-7313 for more information.

 

Bingo Bash Pays Big

The Emmitsburg Volunteer Ambulance Company’s Bingo Bash will be held on September 20, 2014, at 17701 Creamery Road in Emmitsburg. Doors will open at 4:00 p.m.; games will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $35.00 if purchased in advance; $45.00 if purchased at the door.

Rocky Ridge Junior Fire Company Yard Sale

The Rocky Ridge Junior Fire Company will be holding a Yard Sale on Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at the Activities Building. Spaces are available for $10.00 per table; outside spaces are also available for $10.00.

Guardian Hose Company’s Yard Sale

On Saturday, August 16, 2014, come on out to the Thurmont Guardian Hose Company’s yard sale. Set up will begin at 7:00 a.m.; yard sale will be from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Chicken BBQ will be available. Spaces are for sale.

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, the Thurmont Guardian Hose Company will be holding a Cash Bingo at the Thurmont Activities Building in Thurmont. Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. Bingo will start at 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served. Tickets are $25.00 if purchased in advance and $30.00 if purchased at the door. Bingo features two $1,000 jackpots!

1st Annual Family Fun Night Fundraiser

The Frederick County Christian Eagles Football is holding their 1st annual Family Fun Night Fundraiser on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at 4:00 p.m., with Mountain Gate Family Restaurant serving dinner at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 for adults; $10.00 for children, ages 5-12; and free for children, ages 4 and under.

Mount Tabor Park Car Show

Don’t miss the 1st annual Mount Tabor Park Car Show on August 9, 2014, at the Mt. Tabor Park in Rocky Ridge, Maryland. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. The car show will take place at 12:00-3:00 p.m. Entry fee is $5.00. Cars, trucks, and motorcycles are all welcome. Plaques, awards, raffles, food, and more!

Mount Tabor Park BIG Picnic

You won’t want to miss the BIG picnic at Mount Tabor Park in Rocky Ridge, Maryland. The event features music by Chasing Stars and JR Country, a car show, a baby show, bingo, and much more! Everyone is invited!

Mountain Fest — 40th Anniversary Celebration

Come celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Mountain Fest on October 11-12, 2014, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., at Sabillasville Elementary School, located at 1621-B Sabillasville Road in Sabillasville, Maryland. The event features superb vendors, free parking, and annual car show (on Sunday), plus an expanded indoor display space. Mountain Fest is brought to you by the Northwestern Frederick County Civic Association. Volunteers are welcome.

9th Annual Scotty’s Ride Benefit Poker Run All vehicles are welcome at the 9th annual Benefit Poker Run Scotty’s Ride, being held on September 27, 2014. The ride will begin at Jubilee Foods in Emmitsburg at 10:00 a.m. The finish time will be 3:00 p.m. at Kerry and Valerie’s, with food, drink, and entertainment to end your ride! Rider’s entry fee is $35.00 (eligible to win) or $20.00 (non-player).

Indian Lookout Conservation Target Shoots

Every Thursday night from now until September 4, 2014, will be 3D Target Shoots at Indian Lookout, located on 17107 Riffle Road in Emmitsburg. Shot Gun Shoots will be held August 17, and September 7, 2014.

Sportsman’s Bingo

Mark your calendar for the Sportman’s Bingo at the Lewistown District Volunteer Fire Department, located at 11101 Hessong Bridge Road in Lewistown, Maryland, on September 13, 2014. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m.; buffet will begin at 6:00 p.m.; games will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40.00 per person and include buffet dinner, ice tea, and beer.

St. John’s Festival in Sabillasville

The annual St. John’s Festival, sponsored by St. John’s United Church of Christ, will be held on August 16, 2014. The event will take place at Willard Pavilion, located off Harbaugh Valley Road behind the church, and will begin at 3:00 p.m. Usual picnic fare will be sandwiches, St. John’s Famous French fries, soups, drinks, hand-dipped ice cream, and homemade baked goods. Soda, water, and coffee will also be available. There will be games for the kids and raffles for the older generation. Cruise in your old/classic vehicle and receive a free ice cream! Music will be furnished by Blue Grass Chapel Band.

Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association August 2014 Events

Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association is holding many not-to-miss events in August: August 2—Archery 3-D Shoot and Hog Roast, 8:00 a.m.; August 3—Cash Bingo, 1:00 p.m.; August 16—Horseshoe Tournament, 3:30 p.m.; August 23-24—Concealed Weapons Class; August 30—Outlaw Shoot, 10:00 a.m.; August 30—Crab Feed, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Gospel & Blue Grass Music Festival

Mt. Tabor Park in Rocky Ridge, Maryland, is holding a Gospel & Blue Grass Music Festival on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 1:00-6:00 p.m. Admission is free. Event features local talents and blue grass music by the Carroll County Ramblers. Come on out for some great music, food, and homemade desserts.

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29…….. Festival at Mt. Tabor Park, Mt. Tabor Church of Rocky Ridge hosts. 4:00 p.m. Music by “Full Effect” 6:00-9:00 p.m. Christian Fellowship; good time for all ages.

29…….. Soolah Hoops, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. Grades K-8. 6:30-7:15 p.m. Hoops provided. 301-600-7200.

30…….. Shazam! Magic, Thurmont Regional Library, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Magician Peter Wood. 301-600-7200.

30…….. Parental Grief Support Group, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD. (July 30- Aug. 20) 6:00-7:30 p.m. 240-566-3030 to register by July 25.

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1,2… CHS Class of 1979 35th Reunion. August 1: Social, Taverna 5450, 5450 Fairfield Rd., Fairfield, PA. 7:00 p.m. 717-642-5887. If plan to dine, call prior to event. August 2: Emmitsburg Amb. Co. Bldg., 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Social hour 6:00 p.m.; dinner 7:00 p.m.; BYOB mixers provided, music, door prizes. $30/person. Denise Valentine 301-447-6816; Loretta Stouter lssmickey@aol.com; Liz Stitely stitree@aol.com.

2…… Annual Garfield Church Picnic, Corner of Garfield and Brandenburg Hollow Roads, Foxville. 10:00 a.m.  Live music by Buck Fisher, Paul Chaney and the Bluegrass Travelers, great food, fun and games.  301-416-0350.

2…… Frederick County Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Meeting, Edenton Retirement Community, Manor House, 5800 Genesis Ln., Frederick MD.  10:00 a.m. Followed by indoor potluck picnic. Meat, drinks, paper goods & utensils provided. Everyone welcome.

2…… Third Annual St. Jude 5K Walk, benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Baker Park, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick, MD. 8:00 a.m. www.stjude5k.yolasite.com to register/information.

4-8… Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church’s Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School, 10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg.. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Families and individuals of all ages welcome. 301-447-3171; www.tomscreekumc.org.

7…… 3D Target Shoots, Indian Lookout, 17107 Riffle Rd., Emmitsburg. (Every Thursday night until September 4.

7…… New Speaker’s Series, Lakeside Hall, Fort Ritchie Community Center, Cascade, MD. Speaker: Art Callaham, former intelligence officer. History of Ft. Ritchie. 6:00-8:00 p.m. $25/couple; $15/person. Finger foods/beverage included in price. 301-241-5085.

9…… Rocky Ridge Annual Big Picnic, Rocky Ridge, MD. Home of the Big Slide. 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Soup, sandwiches, pie, & ice cream. Car Show w/ Plaque Awards, People’s Choice, Participant’s Choice, 50/50 Raffle. Entry fee: $5. Noon-3:00 p.m.  Baby Show (2 yrs & under) 1:00 p.m. Bingo 7:00 p.m. Games for all ages. Jr Country Band 6:00-9:00 p.m. Benefits Mt. Tabor Church.

9 ….. Mt. Bethel U.M.C.’s Annual Picnic, Stottlemyer Rd., near Foxville (picnic woods adjacent to the church). 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Food, drinks, & baked goods available. Entertainment by Chapel Blue Grass Band. 301-271-7961.

10…. Lewistown Ruritan Chicken BBQ, US 15 North & Fish Hatchery Road.

10…. Rededication Service for Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church, Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church, 14753 Charmian Rd., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 10:15 a.m. 717-794 – 2637.

13…. Catoctin High School 2015 Safe and Sane Meeting, Rocky’s Pizza, Thurmont. 7:00 p.m. Any and all 2015 parents encouraged to attend. www.catoctinsafeandsane.com.

16…. Vera Bradley & 31 Bag Bingo, VHC Auxiliary at Vigilant Fire Hall,  W. Main Street, Emmitsburg. Doors open 5:30 p.m., games begin 7:00 p.m. $20/ticket. Bags are filled. 301-447-2374 or tickets at door for same price.

16…. Old Fashioned Pig Roast, hosted by Sons of AMVETS Squadron 7, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. Eat 3:00-7:00 p.m.; DJ 7:00-11:00 p.m. $15/person. Doors open 2:00 p.m. Must be 21 years or older. 301-271-3371. Pig Roast Catered by Dirty’s Custom BBQ.

16…. St. John’s Festival, Willard Pavilion, Harbaugh Valley Rd. (behind church), Sabillasville, MD. Sponsored by St. John’s United Church of Christ. 3:00 p.m. Great food; hand-dipped ice cream; games for kids; raffles for older generation. Cruise in your old/classic vehicle & receive a free ice cream. Music by Blue Grass Chapel Band.

16…. Thrift Shop of Seton Center $5 Bag Sale, 16840 Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Sponsored by Daughters of Charity. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Bags provided. Fill bag for $5; overflow bags $7. 301-447-6102; www.setoncenterinc.org.

16…. Thurmont Guardian Hose Company’s Yard Sale. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; set up 7:00 a.m. Chicken BBQ available. Spaces available: 301-271-4289.

16…. Play American Girl Molly’s “War on the Home Front,” Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 1:00-2:00 p.m. Free. 301-600-1650 or www.rosehillmuseum.com.

16, 17….. WW II Weekend, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Displays, activities, food booth, music & more. Sat. afternoon–40’s musical concert; Sun.–Antique car show. Free. Fee for food & manor.  301-600-1650 or www.rosehillmuseum.com.

16…. Back to School Bash, Fort Ritchie Community Center, Cascade, MD. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Yard sale, games, food & activities. Yard sale spaces available: $10 /$15. 301-241-5085.

16…. NFL Punt, Pass and Kick, Fort Ritchie Community Center, Cascade, MD. 11:30 a.m. FREE and open to boys and girls, ages 6-15. Grab your sneakers (no cleats). 301-241-5085.

16…. Indoor Yard Sale at Faith United Church of Christ, 9333 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD. 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Sandwiches and drinks available.

16…. Annual Utica Picnic, 7515 Lewistown Rd. (4 miles south of Thurmont). Hot fried chicken/country ham; served family-style, all you can eat. 1:00 p.m. $15/Adults; $6/ages 3-10; Free if 100 yrs. old. Carryouts $1 extra. Games; hayride; entertainment. Held by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Utica. Rain or Shine. www.splcutica.org.

17…. Shot Gun Shoots, Indian Lookout, 17107 Riffle Rd., Emmitsburg.

23…. Wing Feed, AMVETS Post 7, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. Five flavors of wings, sides, desserts, AMVETS milk, soda, & water. Doors open 4:00 p.m.; food served 5:00-8:00 p.m. DJ Dr. Mudcat 5:00-8:00 p.m.; Karaoke 8:00-11:00 p.m. $15/person. Must be age 21 or older to attend.

23…. Unveiling/dedication of “Crowning Jewels” Murals, Trolley Substation, E. Main St., Thurmont. 1:00 p.m. Hot dogs, ice cream, brownies (compliments of Thurmont Lions Club).

24…. Guyton Reunion, Mt. Tabor Activities Building, Long Rd., Rocky Ridge, MD. 1:00 p.m.

30…. 20th Annual McLain Celtic Festival, Two Mile House, 1189 Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle, PA. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. $10/person; Free/children under 10.  717-249-7610; www.historicalsociety.com.

30…. Summer Sandwich Sale, hosted by Thurmont Lions Club, Bell Hill Farm. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Menu includes pit beef, pork, turkey and ham sandwiches (alone or as platter w/cole slaw, drink, & fresh cut French fries or baked beans. Benefits local community and vision-related causes.

31…. Mother Seton’s 240th Birthday with a Special Mass, celebrated by Archbishop William E. Lori, National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg. 1:30 p.m. Family Fun Day Event to follow Mass. amanda.johnston@setonheritage.org.

31…. ThorpeWood’s 7th Annual 5K/10K Trail Run/Walk, 12805-A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. Register: http://www.active.com/thurmont-md/running/distance-running-races/thorpewood-trails-5k-fun-walk-and-10k-trail-run-2014.

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5-7…… 58th Annual Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show, Catoctin High School, Thurmont. No entry fee; free admission; free parking. www. thurmontemmitsburgcommunityshow.webs.com.

6…… Longaberger/Cash Bingo, AMVETS Post 7 Ladies Auxiliary Unit 7, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. Doors Open 4:00 p.m.; Bingo 6:00 p.m. $20/in advance; $25/at door. Cut-off for tickets: August 29. Mary McKinnon 717-968-8026 or Diane Kelly 301-748-6894.

6…… 2nd Annual “KING of the MOUNTAIN” Car Show and Craft Show Event, Fort Ritchie Community Center, Cascade, MD. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Trophies for winners of car show; grand prize winner will receive HUGE King of the Mountain Trophy. Craft vendors. Free event. Admission fee to enter car or truck in car show; all proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and The Fort Ritchie Community Center. Like to be a vendor or have questions concerning car show? 301-241-5085 (ask for Bev Coyle).

7…… Lewistown Ruritan Chicken BBQ, US 15 North & Fish Hatchery Road.

7…… Shot Gun Shoots, Indian Lookout, 17107 Riffle Rd., Emmitsburg.

12…. 1LT Rob Seidel III Memorial Golf Tournament, The Links at Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA. Double tee time 7:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.; 18 hole best ball scramble. $100/person; $400/foursome. All proceeds benefit the 1LT Rob Seidel Wounded Soldiers Fund. Registration/sponsorships, Sandy robseidelwsf@comcast.net.

13…. Sportsman’s Bingo, Lewistown District Vol. Fire Dept., 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Lewistown, MD. Doors open 5:00 p.m.; buffet 6:00 p.m.; games 7:30 p.m. $40/person.

14…. Thurmont AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post 7 Classic Car, Truck, & Motorcyle Show, Thurmont Guardian Hose Activities Bldg., Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Registration: $12 (10:00 a.m.-noon). Awards 2:30 p.m. Good food, drinks, raffles, 50/50, tip jars. DJ: Oldies Music. Everyone welcome. Betty 717-331-1510; Diane 301-748-6894.

16…. Frederick County Christian Eagles Football’s  1st Annual Family Fun Night Fundraiser. 4:00 p.m.; Mountain Gate Family Restaurant to serve dinner 5:00 p.m. $20/Adults; $10/ages 5-12; Free/ages 4 and under. 240-357-0544; email: frederickeaglesfootball@gmail.com.

19…. Guardian Hose Company’s James H. Mackley Golf Day, Maple Run Golf Course, 13610 Moser Rd., Thurmont. Best ball played; shotgun start 9:00 a.m. Rain or Shine. Terry N. Frushour, Golf Day Chairperson 301-271-4289 or 240-372-6630.

20…. Bingo Bash, Emmitsburg Vol. Amb. Co., 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 4:00 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. $35/in advance; $45/at door. Mary Lou 240-285-3184; Diane 301-748-6894.

20…. Rocky Ridge Junior Fire Company Yard Sale, Activities Building, 13516 Motters Station Rd., Rocky Ridge, MD. 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; set up Sept. 19 6:00 p.m. Spaces are available for $10.00 per table; outside spaces are also available for $10.00. Connie Humerick 301-271-4682; Teressa Kaas 301-271-3781.

20…. Pet Fest, Fort Ritchie Community Center, Cascade, MD. Bring your favorite pet. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Pet parade and other contests available for your pet. Awards given in several categories. Door prizes, raffles, photo contest, & much more! Fun event for whole family. Bev Coyle 301-241-5085.

20           Sportsman’s Bingo, Lewistown Fire Hall.  $40/person (includes dinner, drinks, & 20 games). Doors open 5:00 p.m.; Dinner served 6:00 p.m.; Bingo 7:30 p.m. Cindy Grimes (cindy_grimes@msn.com or 301-788-5354) or Cheryl Phelan (bochph@aol.com or 301-524-3106). Benefits 2015 CHS Safe and Sane.

JUNE 2014

Town Sponsored Summer Pool Parties

Mark your calendars for two summer pool parties at the Emmitsburg Pool: July 25, from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.; August 8, from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

There will be a  DJ playing music at both parties, and admission is only $1.00.

Cal Ripken State Tournament Hosted in Emmitsburg July 5

The Cal Ripken State Baseball Tournament will once again be held in Emmitsburg this year. Opening ceremonies start on Saturday, July 5, at 8:15 a.m. at the Emmitsburg Community Park. The Emmitsburg All Stars will start playing at 9:15 a.m.  The Emmitsburg boys baseball 12U were the Val Ripken State Champions in 2013.

Free Concert in the Park

Enjoy the alternative bluegrass band “Frum the Hills” on August 9, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Emmitsburg Community Park. The public is welcome to bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic basket for this event.

For more information about the Town of Emmitsburg, log onto www.emmitsburgmd.gov or call 301-600-6300.

 

Thurmont

JUNE 2014

East Main Street Sidewalk Improvement by State Highway Administration

The State Highway Administration will be sending a road construction crew to Thurmont to update sidewalks, curbs, and gutters along the East Street roadway.  This is paid for by the State of Maryland as part of the requirement for handicap accessibility along walkways on State roads, as outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Crews will be leveling sidewalks and creating easy roll ramps where needed from sidewalk to road crossings, from Center Street to the Elementary School. This will create a safer travel route for wheelchair-bound citizens. The crew will start working in July. Many residents along East Street have already been notified. Streets will not be closed, but crews will be managing traffic.

Thurmont Carnival July 7-12

Pre-sale carnival ride tickets are currently available from the Guardian Hose Company, PNC bank, Towne Barber shop, Gateway Market, Woodsboro Bank, and Direct To You Gas. The pre-sale ticket cost is $15.00 (a savings of $7.00). Ticket is good for any night of the carnival (but for only one time/night use). Parade is on Thursday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. (rain or shine) along East Main Street. Line up for the parade at 5:00 p.m. Visit the following website for more carnival or parade information: www.guardianhose.org.

View the Town of Thurmont’s website at www.thurmont.com or call the town office at 301-271-7313 for more information.

 

Farmer’s Markets

• Thurmont •

(through September)

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Carnival Grounds, East Main Street, Thurmont.

• Emmitsburg •

(through October)

Fridays, 3:00-7:30 p.m., South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg.