Community Events for 10/11-10/21
PSA for October 11th through October 21st
Marvin Chapel Thrift Shop is now having a summer clearance bag sale. Clothing, books and videos by the bag. Many men’s suits just $5. Backroom sale continues at 50% off. Other items will be reduced on a weekly basis. The hours are Friday and Saturday from 10am till 2pm. The church is located at 5101 Woodville Road, off of Rt. 144 between New Market and Mt. Airy. For more information please call 301.829.1656.
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine has the following upcoming events:
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is located at 48 East Patrick Street in downtown Frederick. For more information about their events please call 301.695.1864 or visit www.civilwarmed.org
The Pry House Field Hospital Museum is located at 18906 Shepherdstown Pike on the Antietam National Battlefield in Keedysville, MD
Mother Seton School will be hosting the following events:
This school is located at 100 Creamery Road in Emmitsburg, MD, and for more information about these or other school events please call 301.447.3161 or visit www.mothersetonschool.org
The Frederick County Humane Society is offering the following activities:
The Frederick County Humane Society is the county’s oldest non-profit organization dedicated to helping pets and their families. They are located at 217 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick.
Safe Kids of Frederick County is having free checks of car seats/booster seats. The “Keep Kids Safe” checkpoints will be at the following locations from 1pm till 4pm:
October 27th @ Fire Station 8, Myersville Vol Fire Department, Myersville
For questions please call Michele Bowman at 301.600.2091
Saint Anthony Shrine in Emmitsburg will hold their yard sale and flea market on the first and third Sunday of each month, May through October. They are located on the corner of Rt. 15 and St. Anthony Road. If you want to reserve a spot the cost is $10. For more information please call 240.529.2737. Food sales are reserved for St. Anthony Parish.
State Farm and Grammy Award Winner Kelly Clarkson team up for teen driver safety. Teens who commit to safe driving could have the chance to bring Kelly Clarkson to Frederick for a free concert this coming school year. State Farm is teaming up with Clarkson and offering teens the opportunity to learn more about safe driving, win grant money for their school, and be one of two school in the US and Canada to win a free concert by Kelly. To participate, high school administrators can register their school at www.CelebrateMyDrive.com now through October 17th. Beginning October 18th and continuing through US National Teen Driver Safety Week, teens, their parents and community members can make commitments to safe driving – the more commitments made, the better their chances of winning a grant for their high school and/or a concert with Kelly.
Brunswick High School is having their Sizzling 70’s Class Reunion! Classmates from 1970-1979, it’s reunion time! For more information go to www.bhs70sreunion.com
Hospice of Frederick County will hold a Family Caregiver Support Group on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. This is an informal discussion and compassionate support for those individuals dealing with caregiving issues. This is a self-help support group where you can share your joys, hardships, blessings and coping skills with others who are going through similar experiences. It will be held from 10am till 11:30am at their offices, 516 Trail Avenue in Frederick, Suite A. No registration is required, there is no cost, and for more information please call 240.566.3030.
The Frederick County Health Department is offering free flu vaccination clinics by appointment for children ages 6 months-17 years. County residents may schedule an appointment online at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/flu or call 1.877.419.3409. They will be held at 350 Montevue Lane in Frederick. They offer the injectible flu shot and the intranasal FluMist. They will be held on:
Tuesday, October 22nd from 5:30pm till 7pm
Saturday, November 16th from 9am till 3pm
The Health Department will NOT have flu vaccine available for adults 18 and older this year.
The American Red Cross will hold blood drives at the following locations:
10/16/13 Fireman’s Activities Bldg, Taneytown 1pm – 7pm
10/17/13 610 South Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg 2pm – 7pm
10/17/13 1307 N. Main Street, Mount Airy 2pm – 8pm
10/17/13 8651 Biggs Ford Rd, Walkersville 2pm – 8pm
10/18/13 6190 Georgetown Boulevard, Sykesville 10am – 3:30pm
10/19/13 19425 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg 9am – 2pm
10/19/13 9861 Old National Pike, Ijamsville 8am – 2pm
10/21/13 103 N. Church Street, Thurmont 2pm – 8pm
10/24/13 6642 Carpenter Road, Frederick 11am – 5pm
10/24/13 350 Montevue Lane, Frederick 8am – 2pm
10/25/13 9411 Baltimore Road, Frederick 12pm – 6pm
10/28/13 7301 Keysville Road, Keymar 2pm – 8pm
10/31/13 7361A Coca Cola Drive, Hanover 10am – 4pm
Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th
Saint Anthony Shrine in Emmitsburg will hold their fall yard, food and bake sale starting at 8:30am both days.
Fridays, October 11th, 18th and 25th and Saturdays, October 12th, 19th and 26th
Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department presents their Annual Haunted House “Night of the Living Dead”. It will be held from 7pm till 10pm each night at 140 Lavern Avenue in Lansdowne. Tickets are $6 for 12 and older, $4 for ages 4-12 and over 65. Children under 3 are free but not recommended.
Saturday, October 12th
Are You Man Enough? Walk a mile in her shoes and march to end violence against women. The Heartly House will hold their annual event that asks men to walk a mile in high heeled shoes, with registration starting at 11am and walk beginning at noon at the Carroll Creek Pavilion. For more information please visit www.walkamileinhershoes.org
Frederick Church of the Brethren will host the National Christian Choir at 7pm. This event is free with a love offering to be collected to support the mission and ministry of the National Christian Choir. The concert will be held in the main Sanctuary and doors will open at 6pm.
Sunday, October 13th
Union Bridge Fire Company will hold their monthly public breakfast from 7am till noon. The cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 6-12, and under 6 are free. It will include all you can eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, sausage gravy, hominy, puddin, potatoes, biscuits, muffins, fruit, orange juice, tea and coffee.
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will host a concert of the Gallery Quartet at 2:30pm. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information please call 301.739.5727 or visit www.wcmfa.org
Oktoberfest at the Kentlands will be held in Gaithersburg from noon till 5pm. This is the 22nd annual event and it features expanded activities, including Bavarian beer, food, music, dancing, five stages of entertainment, wine tasting, horse-drawn wagon rides, and activities for the whole family. Admission and parking are free. For more information please call 301.258.6350 or visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov/oktoberfest
Monday, October 14th
The Union Bridge Fire Company will hold a bingo banquet, with doors opening at 4pm, dinner at 5pm, and bingo starting at 6:30pm. The cost is $25 and includes meal. For more information please call 443.547.8080
Mondays, October 14th and 28th
Hospice of Frederick County’s Bereavement Program is offering an on-going self-help group on both dates from 5pm till 6:30pm. This provides a safe place where participants can share stories and express their grief. This is a no-cost program and will be held at 516 Trail Avenue, Suite A. For more information please call 240.566.3030, or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 15th
The Union Bridge Fire Company will be taking orders up till the 15th for their apple dumpling sale. They will be $3 each, baked or unbaked or sugar free. To order please call Glenda at 410.775.2509 or Missi at 410.775.2872. Pickup will be held October 20th from noon till 2pm.
Wednesday, October 16th
The Lewistown United Methodist Church will hold their slippery pot pie dinner from noon till 5:45pm. Meals will include chicken or country ham pot pie, green beans, cole slaw, applesauce, drinks and dessert. The cost is $11 for adults, $6 for children 6-12, and $12 for carryout. For more information please call 301.898.7888
The Middletown Volunteer Fire Company’s Auxiliary will be holding a sub day. There will be cold cut, ham and cheese, and turkey for sale for $5 each. Advance orders a must. Please call 301.514.4479 or 301.293.2088 or order.
Friday, October 18th
The Mental Health Association of Frederick County will host their 28th Annual Legislative Breakfast from 7:30am till 9am at Dutch’s Daughter. Members of the general public are invited to join elected officials and members of Frederick’s mental health community for a talk about the Affordable Care Act. Seating in limited and tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost is $20 per person and includes the program and a full breakfast. To purchase tickets, please call Virginia Horner at 301.663.0011
Saturday, October 19th
Cunningham Falls State Park will host their Spirits of the Furnace Event from 7pm till 9:30pm. This will begin at the Visitors Center in the Manor Area. Visitors will be led by spirited guides on a night hike to the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace. Frequent stops will be made to hear stories from costumed characters. After the hike, visitors will return to the Center to enjoy apple cider and s’mores by a roaring campfire. Participants are encouraged to wear shoes appropriate for hiking, warm clothing and bring a flashlight. Tickets are $5 per adult, $3 per child ages 7-12, and children under 6 are free.
The Frederick County Humane Society will hold their 19th Annual Walk-N-Wag in Baker Park from 9am till 2pm. For more information please visit www.fchs.org
Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro will be hosting another Community Meal from 5pm till 7pm. Following the meal there will be an evening of fall fun for all ages from 7pm till 9pm. This month will be a Louisiana catfish fry with French fries, coleslaw, mac and cheese and applesauce. This event will be held in the Family Like Center. For more information please call 301.432.8741
Faith United Church of Christ will hold a cash bingo at the Thurmont Fire Company Activities Building. Doors open at 4:30pm, bingo starts at 6pm. The cost is $20 for advance tickets, and $25 at the door. To order tickets, or for more information, please call 301.788.2427 or 301.271.7573
The Jefferson United Church of Christ will hold their all you can eat turkey, country ham and fried oyster dinner from noon till 5pm. It will be held at the Jefferson Community Center and tickets are $16 for adults, and $7 for children 5-10.
Second Chances Garage will hold their Road Rally, Autumn Colors Tour of Frederick County. This is a scenic drive along the by-ways of Frederick County. Each car team will receive a guidebook with a route and clues to look for along the way. It is not a speed contest, but a test of the team’s ability to observe their surroundings and follow directions. Prizes are awarded to the top three teams with the most correct answers. Registration begins at 9:30pm, and rally starts at 10am. Cost is $25 per person, or $85 for a car of 4. For more information, please visit www.scgarage.org or call 240.724.1919
Frederick Church of the Brethren will be preparing and selling delicious meals during their annual Global Missions Beef Roast. Please come out between 11am and 4pm in the upper parking lot of the church and enjoy some great food. All proceeds support their global missions fund. For more information please visit www.fcob.net
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Adamstown will hold their 19th Annual Country Fair from 9am till 4pm. It will be held at the Carroll Manor Fire Company’s Carnival Grounds.
Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve in Fairfield, PA invites the public to a photography workshop from 2pm till 4:30pm. The cost is $5 for members and $8 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please visit www.strawberryhill.org or call 1.717.642.5840
Sunday, October 20th
The Western Maryland Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at the Maryland School for the Deaf. For more information please visit www.alz.org/walk
Calvary United Methodist Church will hold a concert featuring the US Army Ambassadors Jazztet. It will be at 3pm and is free and open to the public.
Monday, October 20th thru Sunday, October 27th
The Kids Volunteer Network will be collecting hygiene products to donate to the Homeless Education Program and Frederick County Public Schools. Children from communities all across the county will be handing out collection bags to their friends, family members and neighbors to be filled with hygiene products that are desperately needed by the over 600 homeless students expected to be enrolled this year. For more information please email Natalie@kidsvn.org or call 240.344.4799
Sunday, October 20th thru March 30th 2014
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Kerstein Gallery will be filled with the intricate and whimsical toys that entertained American children in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. It opens at 2:30pm and is on view thru March of next year.