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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.

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.

october

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.

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1………. Daytime Grief Support, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD. 2:00-3:30 p.m. No registration required. 240-566-3030 or email lkinna@fmh.org. www.hospiceoffrederick.org.

2………. 2015 Catoctin Safe & Sane Graduation Committee Meeting, Rocky’s Pizza, Thurmont. 7:00 p.m. All interested parents of the Class of 2015 invited to attend.

3………. Jewelry Design Teen Program, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. Tweens/teens. 5:00-6:00 p.m. Registration necessary. 301-600-7200.

3………. 3D Target Shoots at Indian Lookout, 17107 Riffle Rd., Emmitsburg. Every Thursday night until Sept. 4. 301-447-2568.

3………. Food Drop, Catoctin High School. Sign in begins 11:45 a.m., food distributed noon-2:30 p.m.

4………. Veteran’s Pork BBQ, 10 McDannell Lane, Fairfield, PA. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. All Vets eat FREE! $10/plate. 100% proceeds benefit Wounded Warriors Foundation. Sponsored by Orchard Breeze Farm and Sanders Square. James Grinder 717-253-1354.

4………. Shriner’s Fun Night, Double Rock Farm, 14505 Motters Station Road, Emmitsburg. Dinner 5:00-7:00 p.m., Riding 7:00-10:30 p.m., Silent Auction. RSVP if riding. 301-606-6810

5………. Sandwich Sale, sponsored by Thurmont Lions Club, Bell Hill Farm, 15202 Catoctin Mountain Hwy., Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

5………. Home Run Car Show and Flea Market, Harry Grove Stadium Frederick, MD. (Rain date: July 6) All Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles welcome. Registration 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Show 12:00-4:00 p.m. Flea Market 9:00-4:00. FREE admission/parking. Benefits Vietnam Veterans of America, Vets Journey Home & Korean War Veterans Association in Frederick County. 301-898-8090; goldengears.org.

5………. Grill Demo, Zurgable Hardware, Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

6………. Bingo, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. 717-794-5404. brsportsmenscom.ipage.com.

6………. FREE Picnic Concert with Civil War Era Bands, the grounds of the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, S. Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg. 4:00 p.m. Acclaimed Civil War era Hancock String Band and the Susquehanna Travelers Band.

6-11…. Community Vacation Bible School, Elias Lutheran and Incarnation U.C.C. Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

7………. Lab Assistants Needed—Harry Potter Potions Lab, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. Tweens/teens (must be between grades 6-12). 2:00-3:00 p.m. Register early & be ready to get messy. 301-600-7214.

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

7………. Thurmont Community Clothes Closet Open. Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Road, Thurmont. 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. All items are free regardless of need. Donations gladly accepted. 301-271-4511.

7-10…. Aaron Meekins Cougar Basketball Camp, Catoctin High School, Thurmont. Boys entering grades 4-9. 8:00 a.m.-noon. $100/session (received after June 1). Mail checks to Cougars Boys Basketball to Cougars Boys Basketball Camp, Attn: Coach Meekins, 14745 Sabillasville Road, Thurmont, 21788. Sponsored by CHS Boosters. 301-524-7970; emailameekins82@hotmail.com.

7-12…. Guardian Hose Carnival, carnival grounds on East Main St., Thurmont. Enjoy rides, live entertainment each night, good food, raffles, 50/50 Bingo, and more. Parade July 10, 6:30 p.m. Event sponsored by and benefits Guardian Hose Company, Inc. www.guardianhose.org.

7,14…. Catoctin-Ettes, Inc. Baton Twirling Class, Emmitsburg Community Center Gym, Emmitsburg. Free. 10:00-10:45 a.m. Ages 5-teens. Donna Landsperger DONITO@aol.com or 240-405-2604.

8………. Hospice 101, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD. 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. 240-566-3038 or delizabeth@fmh.org.

8………. Guided Relaxation and Meditation, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD. 5:30–6:30 p.m. 240-566-3038 or email delizabeth@fmh.org.

8………. Make Your Own Bath Salts, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Tweens/teens. 4:00-5:00 p.m. All supplies are provided. 301-600-6329.

9………. Free Job Counseling at Emmitsburg Public Library, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 3:00-5:00 p.m. Second Wednesday of every month. Service provided by Patie Elsberry of Goodwill of Monocacy Valley. 301-662-0622, ext. 209.

9………. Roger Lindsay Magic Show, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Children all ages w/adult. 11:00-12:00 p.m. Magician Roger Lindsay. 301-600-6329.

10…….. Young Widows/Widowers Support Group (ages 55 and under), Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD. (July 10-Aug. 28) 6:00-7:30 p.m. Please call 240-566-3030 to register by July 7.

12…….. Futuremaker: Drawing Machines, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Grades 3-7. 11:00-12:00 p.m. Enjoy special treat from Rita’s Italian Ice at 12:00 p.m. 301-600-6329.

12…….. Open House,Thurmont Masonic Lodge ACACIA Lodge 155, 12 East Main St., Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. www.thurmontmasons.com.

12…….. Grill Demo, Zurgable Hardware, Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

12…….. Tom’s Creek’s 4th Festival, Rt. 140 property, just east of Emmitsburg. 10:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Good food, door prizes, vendors & crafters, games, music, silent auction, and more. Free magic show 4:00 p.m. Public baby contest, 11:00 a.m. (infants 6 mon.-age 2). Rain date: July 13. www.tomscreekumc.org.

12,13.. Civil War Encampment, Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 North Market St., Frederick, MD (Fred. Co. Div. of Parks & Rec.). July 12: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; July 13: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $3/person. Handicapped accessible. 301-600-1650;www.rosehillmuseum.com.

13…….. Sunday Service, Morning Star Family Church, 14698 Albert Staub Rd., Thurmont. 10:45 a.m. 301-271-3633; www.morningstartfc.org. Guest Speaker: Dr. Steve Davis, former FBI Chaplain (www.stevedavis.org).

13…….. Lewistown Ruritan Chicken BBQ, US 15 North & Fish Hatchery Rd.

14…….. Blue Ridge Summit Library Annual Ice Cream Social & Book Sale. Featuring John Miller (expert on Civil War); magician 11:00 a.m.-noon; music; food & ice cream. Volunteers welcome.  717-797-2376.

14…….. Evening Grief Support, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD. 5:00-6:30 p.m. No registration required. 240-566-3030 or email lkinna@fmh.org.

14-18…….. Vacation Bible School, Thurmont United Methodist Church, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. Pre-K-5th grade. 6:00-8:00 p.m. 301-271-4511.

15…….. Thurmont Community Clothes Closet Open. Thurmont United Methodist Church, Long Road, Thurmont. 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. All items are free regardless of need!   Donations gladly accepted at clothes closet building beside the church. 301-271-4511.

15…….. Daytime Grief Support, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD. 2:00-3:30 p.m. No registration required. 240-566-3030 or email lkinna@fmh.org. www.hospiceoffrederick.org.

15…….. LEONARDO, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. Children of all ages w/adult. 10:30-11:15 a.m. 301-600-7200.

16…….. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) First Meeting, Emmitsburg Library Community Room, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 12:15-1:15 p.m.

17…….. Live Music Concert with Chuck Fisher doing County Classics, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 East Main St., Thurmont. 10:30 a.m. Free admission. 301-271-7911.

17…….. Discovery on the Deck: The 5 Senses, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. All ages. 2:00-2:30 p.m. Marlene Bordner 301-600-7214.

17…….. Nighttime On The Deck: Catoctin Zoo, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. Children of all ages w/adult. 6:30-7:15 p.m. No registration necessary. 301-600-7200.

17…….. Anne of Green Gables musical, presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 7:30 p.m. $15/person. Becky Urian 301-271-7613.

18…….. Anne of Green Gables musical, presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 7:30 p.m. $15/person. Becky Urian 301-271-7613.

19…….. Anne of Green Gables musical, presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 7:30 p.m. $15/person. Becky Urian 301-271-7613.

19…….. 5-Way Chicken Wing Feed, hosted by Sons of the American Legion Squadron 121 at Emmitsburg Ambulance Building,  Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Eat 5:00-8:00 p.m., D.J. 8:00-11:00 p.m. $12.50/person (includes music & dancing). After 8:00 p.m., all refreshments $1. Benefits Tim (Chopper) Andrew’s daughter, Ginger Deavers.

19…….. Exploration Station: Space, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Preschool/elementary aged children w/adult. 11:00 a.m. 301-600-6329.

19…….. Game Night, Thurmont Riding Club grounds, Roddy Road, Thurmont. 6:00 p.m. 240-437-2222.

19,20.. Field Day, Fox Haven Organic Farm, 3630 Poffenberger Rd., Jefferson, MD. info@foxhavenlearningcenter.com.

20…….. Anne of Green Gables musical, presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 2:00 p.m. $15/person. Becky Urian 301-271-7613.

20…….. Concert on the Lawn Features “The Friends Creek Band”, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Road in Creagerstown. 6:00 p.m.  Free to all.  Bring a lawn chair.  A cake auction will be held to benefit Lola Doll and Sue Rice.

20…….. Horseshoe Tournament, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. Register by 11:30 a.m. 717-794-5404.

20…….. Music On The Deck: The Bumper Jacksons, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. All ages welcome. 2:00-2:45 p.m. No registration necessary. 301-600-7200.

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

21…….. Manifestations of Grief Seminar, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD. 6:00-7:30 p.m. Register by July 18. 240-566-3030 or email lkinna@fmh.org or dwatterson@fmh.org.

21-25…….. “Weird Animals” Vacation Bible School, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231 A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 6:30-8:45 p.m. Songs, Bible adventures. Ages 3 through 5th grade (completed). Register 301-271-2379 by July 14.

23…….. Cross-Generational Tech Learning, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. 2:00-3:30 p.m. 50+ Learn more about tablets or smart phones. George 301-600-7212

24…….. Anne of Green Gables musical, presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 7:30 p.m. $15/person. Becky Urian 301-271-7613.

25…….. Anne of Green Gables musical, presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 7:30 p.m. $15/person. Becky Urian 301-271-7613.

25…….. Outlaw Shoot, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. Doors open 4:00 p.m.; Shoot starts 6:00 p.m. 717-794-5404. www.brsportsmenscom.ipage.com.

25…….. Pool Party, Town of Emmitsburg Swimming Pool. 7:00-9:00 p.m. $1/person.

26…….. The A-Maze-Ing Marble Run, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. Grades 1-5 w/adult. 2:00-3:00 p.m. Extra cardboard tubes/recyclables welcome. No registration. 301-600-7200.

26…….. Ooey-Goey Science, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Elementary aged children w/adult. 11:00-12:00 p.m. 301-600-6329.

26…….. Anne of Green Gables musical, presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 7:30 p.m. $15/person. Becky Urian 301-271-7613.

27…….. Anne of Green Gables musical, presented by Thurmont Thespians, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Lane, Thurmont. 2:00 p.m. $15/person. Becky Urian 301-271-7613.

28…….. Evening Grief Support, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave, Frederick, MD. 5:00-6:30 p.m. No registration required. 240-566-3030 or email lkinna@fmh.org or dwatterson@fmh.org.

28…….. VBS – Mega Sports Game Plan, Mt. View Ministries, 103 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont (through August 1).  7:00-8:30 p.m. Ages K-5th grade. Registration 301-271-9088.

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.

august

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 Ambulance Company Building, 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. RSVP by July 18.

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.

june

1…… E.W. Clabaugh Reunion, Creagerstown Parish Home, Creagerstown. 1:00 p.m. Shirley Clabaugh 301-271-7975.

1…… Summerfest, each Sunday through August, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 9:15 a.m. Service. Children ages 3 years old-3rd grade. 301-271-2379.

1…… Annual Kids Fishing Derby, sponsored by Sons of the American Legion, Kline Pond (along US 15 between Emmitsburg & Thurmont). Look for banner along the road.Registration (free) 7:30-9:00 a.m.; fishing 9:05-11:00 a.m. Prizes & Trophy awards 11:05 a.m.-noon. Age groups: 3-7; 8-11; 12-15. Free food/refreshments. Everything supplied by sponsors.

2…… Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church.  6:00-7:30 p.m. Free to everyone. Donations gladly accepted at clothes closet bldg. beside church on Long Rd. 301-271-4511.

3…… Emmitsburg Community Chorus, Gettysburg Lutheran Home, 260 W High St., Gettysburg, PA. 7:00 p.m.

3…… Free Financial Seminar, Emmitsburg Library, Emmitsburg. 1:00 p.m.

3…… Fraud Prevention Seminar, Emmitsburg Library, Emmitsburg. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hosted by Woodsboro Bank.

4…… Frederick County Health & Benefits Fair, Emmitsburg Community Center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg.  For Frederick County older adults & individuals w/disabilities. 9:00 a.m.-noon. Health screenings, benefit programs, support services, & more.  301-600-3520.

4…… Emmitsburg Library Literacy Area Introduced, Emmitsburg Library. 11:00 a.m. Parents/grandparents w/children birth-age 3 will enjoy this special event. 301-600-7212.

5…… Rabies Vaccination Clinic, conducted by Frederick County Health Dept., Thurmont Community Park, Thurmont. 5:00-8:00 p.m. All dogs, cats, & ferrets 3 months or older. $8/animal. Animals need to be properly contained, leashed, or in carrier. 301-600-1717.

5…… Carol Long brings Family Treasures and Memories to Thurmont Senior Center, Thurmont. 1:00 p.m.

7…… Open Jukebox, VFW Post 6658, 12 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m.-midnight.

7…… VFW Post 6658 hosting Steak and Crab Leg Dinner, Kump’s Dam Park out Harney Rd., situated along Tom’s Creek. 1:00-4:00 p.m. $30/person. Tickets available at Post 6658 bar or ask Veteran member or Men’s Auxiliary member.

9…… David Wingate discussion on Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts and Reverse Mortgages, Thurmont Senior Center, Thurmont. 1:00 p.m.

12…. School’s Out Party for Teens (middle/high school age), Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. 1:00 p.m. 301-600-7212.

13…. Playdate on the Deck, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. 301-600-7212.

14…. Mt. Tabor Church of Rocky Ridge Festival, Mt. Tabor Park (home of the BIG SLIDE). Good home-cooked food: soup, sandwiches, iced tea, ice cream & Strawberries. 4:00 p.m.  Music: JR Country, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

14…. Fried Chicken and Country Ham Benefit Dinner for Lola Doll and Billy Kolb, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8619-B Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD. 12:00-5:00 p.m. $13/Adults; $7/ages under 12; Free/ages under 5. $14/Carryout. 301-271-7851.

14…. Flag Day Party, VFW Post 6658, 12 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 8:00 p.m.-midnight, Live Band: Lost Highway.

17…. Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church.  10:00-11:30 a.m. Free to everyone. Donations gladly accepted at clothes closet bldg. beside church on Long Rd. 301-271-4511.

17…. Discovery on the Deck, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. 2:00 p.m./6:30 p.m. 301-600-7212.

19…. Scales and Tales, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. Cunningham Falls State Park educates & entertains. Underwritten by Thurmont Lion’s Club. 301-600-7212.

20…. Catoctin Voices Presents Third Friday Poetry Evening, Holy Grounds Cafe’, Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m. Poet Kate Brady is the featured poet with open readings preceding.

20…. 9th Annual CYA Football/Cheerleading Golf Tournament, Mountain View Golf Course, 4099 Bullfrog Rd., Fairfield, PA. 9:00 a.m. Shotgun start.  $100/person; $400/team. Discount if register by May 26. 717-387-6367; www.catoctinfootball.net.

21…. St. Joseph’s Church Charity Golf Event, sponsored by Emmitsburg Knights of Columbus. 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (get more info.)

21…. CYA Football/Cheerleading Registration, Thurmont Ambulance Bldg., 27 N. Church St., Thurmont. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 301-305-1016.

21…. Open Jukebox Night, VFW Post 6658, 12 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m.-midnight.

21…. Grill Demo, Zurgable Brothers Hardware, 1663 Old Emmitsburg Rd., Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

21…. ‘50s and ‘60s Dance Music with Kevin Booth, Thurmont Senior Center, Thurmont. 5:00-8:00 p.m. Kevin will also be doing Gospel music & impressions of Elvis and Conway Twitty. Donations accepted & refreshments available.

21…. Junior Gardener Program in Bloom, Emmitsburg Library, Emmitsburg. Ages  6-14. 10:00 a.m.-noon. Join the Silver Fancy Garden Club for a morning of floral fun.

22…. S. Navy Band Saxophone Quartet features concert saxophone quartet (classics to contemporary and jazz), Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. 301-600-7212.

23…. Catoctin Area Civitan Club Meeting, Pizza Hut, Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. They are collecting used but not abused free medical equipment. Will pick up. Ginger Malone soccermom0117@hotmail.com; 301-606-6891.

24…. Care Connection Program, Emmitsburg Senior Center. 11:00 a.m.

23-26…… Aaron Meekins Cougar Basketball Camp, Catoctin High School, Thurmont. Boys entering grades 4-9. 12:30-4:30 p.m. $80.00/session (if received on or before June 1); $100/session (received after June 1). Mail checks payable to Cougars Boys Basketball to Cougars Boys Basketball Camp, Attn: Coach Meekins, 14745 Sabillasville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. Sponsored by Catoctin High School Boosters. Coach Meekins 301-524-7970; emailameekins82@hotmail.com.

25…. Craft of the Month, Emmitsburg Senior Center, Emmitsburg. Quilt patch art. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

28…. Bingo Bonanza, Governor Thomas Johnson High Class of ’89, 828 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Doors open 4:00 p.m.; Bingo 6:00 p.m.; Tip Jars 5:00 p.m. $35/Advance; $45/Door. Tickets include dinner, 12 pack w/20 games, coffee/tea. Tammy 240-464-9019.

28…. Friends of Emmitsburg Library Book Sale, Emmitsburg Library, Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Visit the Friends book sale on the front lawn of the library during Emmitsburg’s annual Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, June 28.

28….MountainTop Heritage Day “Family Picnic” with Fireworks at dusk.

28…. Community Heritage Day, Community Park, Emmitsburg. Games, Yard Sale, Food, Carnival, Special Exhibits, and much more. Fireworks 9:45 p.m.

july

4…… Veteran’s Pork BBQ, 10 McDannell Lane, Fairfield, PA. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. All Vets eat FREE! $10/plate. 100% of proceeds benefit Wounded Warriors Foundation. Sponsored by Orchard Breeze Farm and Sanders Square. James Grinder 717-253-1354.

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

5…… Home Run Car Show and Flea Market, Harry Grove Stadium Frederick, MD. (Rain date: July 6) All Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles welcome. Registration 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Show 12:00-4:00 p.m. Flea Market 9:00-4:00. Food, live auction, exhibits, prizes, music & more. FREE admission/parking. Benefits Vietnam Veterans of America, Vets Journey Home & Korean War Veterans Association in Frederick County. Roy Green 301-898-8090; Jay 301-831-0154. www.goldengears.org.

7-10. Aaron Meekins Cougar Basketball Camp, Catoctin High School, Thurmont. Boys entering grades 4-9. 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. $80.00/session (if received on or before June 1); $100/session (received after June 1). Mail checks payable to Cougars Boys Basketball to Cougars Boys Basketball Camp, Attn: Coach Meekins, 14745 Sabillasville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. Sponsored by Catoctin High School Boosters. Coach Meekins 301-524-7970; emailameekins82@hotmail.com.

12…. Tom’s Creek Festival, Route 140 property, East of Emmitsburg. 10:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Great food, lots of vendors, games & rides for all ages. Door prizes/silent auction.

12,13     Civil War Encampment, Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 North Market St., Frederick, MD (Fred. Co. Div. of Parks & Rec.). July 12—10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; July 13—10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $3/person. Handicapped accessible. 301-600-1650 or www.rosehillmuseum.com.

may

1………. Law Day (Maryland Advance Medical Directive free this day). Emmitsburg Senior Center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg—301-600-6350; Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont—301-271-7911. Sponsored by the Elder Law section of the Maryland State Bar Association.

1………. St. Anthony Shrine Yard Sale & Flea Market (1st & 3rd Sundays ‒ May through October), corner of US 15 and St. Anthony Rd., Emmitsburg. $10/spot. 240-529-2737. Lunch rights (food sales) reserved for St. Anthony Parish.

1………. Owens Creek Campground Opens, Catoctin Mountain Park, Foxville Rd., Thurmont. 301-663-9388; www.recreation.gov.

2………. Gallery Stroll, Thurmont Main Street. Rebecca Pearl Returns to Main Street for a showing. 6:00-9:00 p.m.

2,3……. Apples Church Benefit Yard Sale, 7908 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. Benefits  American Cancer Society THE GOLF CLUB Relay for Life Team and our church parking lot. 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ltewing@gmail.com.

3………. His Place Car Show, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sponsored by His Place, Inc. Registration: 8:00 a.m. Judging: noon-2:00 p.m.; Awards 3:00 p.m. Free to attend; $15/vehicle ($12/advance via bkuhn3@yahoo.com). Proceeds benefit Mother Seton School and Emmitsburg Osteopathic Primary Care Center. Rain date: May 10. Bill Kuhn 1-800-529-5835.

3…… Emmitsburg Lions Club Chicken BBQ & Yard Sale, across from Getty Mart, next to Zurgables (corner of Rt. 15), Emmitsburg. BBQ 11:00 a.m.; Yard Sale 6:00 a.m. Space avail. $5 donation appreciated.

3………. Cancer Benefit for “Country Dave” Shelton, AMVETS Farm, 9602 Baltimore Rd., Frederick, MD. 12:00-8:00 p.m. $10/person; Kids free. BYOB. DJ music 12:00-4:00 p.m.; Live Band 4:00-8:00 p.m. Donations appreciated. Laurie Wolfe 301-676-9719. Wear green to support Liver cancer awareness.

3………. Wing Feed, CYA Football and Cheerleading at Emmitsburg Fire Company, West Main Street, Emmitsburg.  Doors open 5:30 p.m. Music by “Lights, Camera, DJ” and Charles Estelle. $20/person. Tickets 301-447-3430.

3………. Outdoor Yard Sale, Garfield United Methodist Church, 13628 Stottlemyer Rd., Smithburg. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Table $10 (additional table $5). Reserve table: 301-271-6970. Purple Heart will take away any unwanted items at end of day.

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

3………. Nature Fest, Catoctin Creek Nature Center, 2929 Sumantown Rd., Middletown, MD (Fred. Co. Div. of Parks & Rec.). 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Free. 301-600-2051.

3………. Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour, Thurmont Town Park, Thurmont. 8:00 a.m. Sign-up: http://form.jotform.com/form/2894954237. $25/person (if by May 1); $30/person after May 1. Will Lyons 571-334-6142; Patty Goff 301-271-4555. Benefits Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, St. Anthony Shrine, & St. Joseph’s Parishes Work Camp Teens.

3………. Family Fun Day, Breezy Hill Stables, 15117 Mud College Rd., Thurmont. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Free. Pony rides, moon bounce, & more. Sponsored by LifeHorse non-profit organization.

4………. Saxophone Trio, Trinity United Church of Christ, 101 E. Main St., Thurmont. 11:00 a.m. Saxophonists Lucas Hogan, Matt Lind, & Rocky Birely, accompanied by Trinity organist, Lana Sorenson Emery.

4………. Gospel Concert, Deerfield United Methodist Church, 16405 Foxville Deerfield Rd., Sabillasville. Featuring Mercy’s Vessels. 10:15 a.m. Everyone welcome.

5………. Mother Seton School Fine Arts Night, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 9:30 a.m./7:00 p.m. 301-447-3161 or www.mothersetonschool.org.

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

6,20…. Daytime Grief Support Group, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Suite A, Frederick, MD. 2:00-3:30 p.m. 240-566-3030; email lkinna@fmh.org or dwatterson@fmh.org.

7………. NorthWestern Frederick County Civic Association Meeting, Sabillasville Elementary School, 1621-B Sabillasville Rd. (Rt 550), Sabillasville. 6:30 p.m. Neighbor to Neighbor. Everyone is welcome.

8………. Hospice Taste of Gourmet Fundraiser, Holiday Inn FSK Grand Ball Room, 5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, MD. 5:00-8:00 p.m. $50/person in advance only. 240-566-3030; visit www.hospiceoffrederick.org.

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

9………. Spring Quarter Mania, Taneytown Fire Company Auxiliary, Activities Bldg., Taneytown, MD. Doors open 6:00 p.m.; Games 7:00 p.m. $5 advanced reservations – 2 paddles; $8 at door – 1 paddle. Shirley 410-756-4208.

9………. Spaghetti Dinner, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. Pr. Jon’s famous Spaghetti Sauce, Garlic Bread, Salad Bar, Iced tea & Dessert. 4:30-7:30 p.m. $7.50/Adult; $4.50/Child; or donation for Emmitsburg Council of Churches Mission to Kenya. 301-447-6239.

9………. BBQ fundraiser, Catoctin High School Track & Field in the Catoctin High School Cafeteria, Thurmont. 4:00-7:30 p.m.  Take-out or eat-in $10/person. Coach Gibbons @ teresa.gibbons@fcps.org or call 240-236-8100.

9………. Bluegrass at Elias Coffee House, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. The Home Comfort Band, 6:00-7:30 p.m., followed by Silver Lining Band. 301-447-6239.

9,10…. Flower Sale & Chicken BBQ, sponsored by Guardian Hose Co., 21 N. Church St., Thurmont. Fri.: 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Sat.: 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

10…….. Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co. Sportsman’s Drawing & Dinner, 13527 Motters Station Rd., Rocky Ridge. Doors open 5:30 p.m. $25.00 donation admits one (meal included).

10…….. Creagerstown Community Dinner, Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown Parish House. Noon-5:00 p.m. Fried Chicken, Country Ham, Pot Pie. $15/Adults; $7.50/Children. Benefits Upkeep of Creagerstown Cemetery and Street Lights.

10…….. Sportsman’s Drawing & Dinner, Graceham Fire Co. Doors open 4:00 p.m. $25 donation admits one person. Please bring canned good for food bank. 301-573-4786; 301-418-0325.

10…….. Saint Anthony Shrine & Our Lady of Mount Carmel Wine Tasting/Auction, Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, Roddy Rd., Thurmont. 4:00-7:00 p.m. Benefits parishes. Tours of  Vineyard & Wine Cellar (with barrel tastings): 4:00-4:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres.  Live Music 4:00-5:00 p.m. Dress business casual. $40/person. Admission by prepaid tickets only. Tickets: Parish Office, 16150 St. Anthony Rd., Emmitsburg. 301-447-2367.

10…….. Frederick County Genealogy Society Meeting, multipurpose room of Homewood at Crumland Farms, 4707 Willow Rd., Frederick, MD. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Presentation by Jim Bartlett. Guests welcome & refreshments served.

10…….. Basket & Vera Bradley Bonanza Bingo, Thurmont Activities Bldg., Thurmont Carnival grounds, Thurmont. Doors open 12:00 p.m.; Bingo 2:00 p.m. $20/in Advance; $25/at Door. 301-748-7645; 443-244-0591. Proceeds support Students competing at the National SkillsUSA.

10…….. Sarah’s Garden Social at Harriet Chapel, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Bedding plants, hanging baskets, craft vendors, bake sale, food. Choose a gift and enjoy some time with mom!

10…….. Jubilee Foods’ Mom & Kids Day, Jubilee Foods, Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

11…….. Mother’s Day Concert, presented by Sally Lay, Professional Harpist, Trinity United Church of Christ, 101 East Main St., Thurmont. 10:30-11:00 a.m.

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

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

15…….. Women’s Check-Up Day, WellSpan Adams Health Center, 40 V-Twin Dr., Gettysburg, PA. 3:00-6:00 p.m. Get screened for important health risks. $10 fee. Registration and pre-payment required (deadline is May 5): www.wellspan.org.

16…….. Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by The Maryland Storm 12U Baseball Team, Mountain View Golf Course, 4099 Bullfrog Rd., Fairfield, PA. Tee-Off 9:00 a.m. $65/golfer; $260/foursome. Includes cart, range, balls & lunch. Tanya Roberts 717-387-9436 or Tanya.m.roberts@chase.com.

16…….. Holy Grounds Cafe, Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m. “Catoctin Voices Evening of Poetry” presents guest poet, Sandi Polvinale, reading from her work. Open mic preceeding.  tomandlisa@wildblue.net or 301-418-3375.

17…….. Vigilant Hose Company’s Spring Fling, Mount Saint Mary’s University Echo Field, Emmitsburg. Live music, horseshoes, food & much more. $60 (good for 2 people). 301-447-3081; 301-447-3648; ww.vigilanthose.org.

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

17…….. Ladies Day Program: Growing in God’s Garden, sponsored by MorningStar Family Church & Trinity United Methodist Church, 14698 Albert Staub Rd., Thurmont. Free women-only event. Fran Eyler 301-447-2723/feyler 1217@aol.com; Diana Wetklow 301-271-5073/djwetklow@verizon.net. Reservations by April 30.

17…….. Peter Pan and Wendy, Christ’s Community Church Drama Group, in town office bldg. 7:00 p.m. 301-447-4224.

18…….. Annual Spring Concert, presented by Emmitsburg Community Chorus, Apples Church, 7908 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. 4:30 p.m.

18…….. Saxophone Quartet, Trinity United Church of Christ, 101 E. Main St., Thurmont. 11:00 a.m. Lucas Hogan, Matt Lind, Will Lopez, & Rocky Birely.

18…….. Choir Festival, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. Bells, Organ, Praise Bands & choirs Emmitsburg Churches. 3:00 p.m. Free-will offering supports the Council of Churches Mission to Kenya. Light refreshments served following concert. Free event. 301-447-6239.

18…. Community Breakfast to Honor all Veterans, Sons of AMVETS Squadron 7, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. 7:00-11:00 a.m. Open to public. $5/Adult; $2.50/Children under 10. Veterans eat free.

19-24. Mother Seton School Carnival, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 6:00-11:00 p.m. Sponsored by Mother Seton School. Rides, games, food, & entertainment. www.mothersetonschool.org.

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

22-24…. Yard & Bake Sale, Saint Anthony Shrine, Emmitsburg. Space available: $15/one day, $25/two days, $30/all three days. Must bring own table/s. Food/baked goods available 8:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday. All BAKERS, donations are needed: Helen Reaver 301-447-6431; parish office 301-447-2367.

23…….. Hospice 101, Hospice of Frederick County, Suite C, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick, MD. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Register by May 16.  240-566-3030.

23…….. Motivational Videos by Dr. Wayne Dyer, Hospice of Frederick County, Suite C, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick, MD. 9:00-10:30 a.m. Free. Preregister 240-566-3030.

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

24…….. EMS Day, Emmitsburg Ambulance Company 26, Creamery Road, Emmitsburg. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Blood pressure and glucose screening, a car accident demonstration, and volunteer information.

24…….. Emmitsburg Community Chorus, Crumland Farms, 7612 Willow Rd., Frederick, MD.  Trombonist Jay Gibble. 2:30 p.m.

24,25.. Pioneer & Covered Wagon Fest, Eyler Campground, 14 Eyler Rd., Thurmont.

25…….. Dedication/Rededication Service, St. John’s United Church (on corner of Rt. 550 and Harbaugh Valley Rd.), Sabillasville. For the refurbished sanctuary. Many hours of volunteer labor invested in this project. 11:15 a.m. Light lunch following service. Everyone invited.

25…….. Flute Soloists, Trinity United Church of Christ, 101 E. Main St., Thurmont. 11:00 a.m. Linda Moss & Rocky Birely, accompanied by Trinity organist, Lana Sorenson Emery.

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

27…….. Emmitsburg Community Chorus, St. Joseph’s Ministries, Emmitsburg. 7:00 p.m.

28…….. Traumatic Grief Support Group, Hospice of Frederick County, Suite A, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick, MD. 6:00-7:30 p.m. (through July 16) Register by May 23. Free. 240-566-3030.

31…….. Community Yard Sale, Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association, 3009 Waynesboro Pike, Fairfield, PA. Rent spot $10; tables $5 each.

june

3………. Emmitsburg Community Chorus, Gettysburg Lutheran Home, 260 W High St., Gettysburg, PA. 7:00 p.m.

5              Rabies Vaccination Clinic, conducted by Frederick County Health Dept., Thurmont Community Park, Thurmont. 5:00-8:00 p.m. All dogs, cats, & ferrets 3 months or older. $8/animal. Animals need to be properly contained, leashed, or in carrier. 301-600-1717.

april

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

february

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

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

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

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

march

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

april

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

february

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

march

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

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

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

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

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

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