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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.

January

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February

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

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

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

November

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

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

December

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

october

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

november

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

september

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

october

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

november

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

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