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Community Events for 10/24-10/28

PSA for October 22nd through October 28th



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

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



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 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



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 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:

10/24/13          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



The Frederick County Veterans Association is preparing to send holiday gift packages to Frederick County military personnel serving overseas for the 46th consecutive year.  This program is open only to Frederick County residents serving overseas during the holidays.  Donations of any amount are gladly accepted, family members submitting names do not need to make a donation.  Donations from businesses and other organizations as well as individuals fund this program.  Names and addresses must be received no later than November 15th.  Please send them to:


7996 Pleasant Court

Frederick, MD  21701-3394


For more information please email or FCVA on Facebook.



Frederick County Public Schools is holding online college exam preparation.  The Frederick County Virtual School provides access to a comprehensive College Exam Preparation website for currently enrolled FCPS high school students.  For one $30 registration fee, students have 24/7 access to preparation for ACT, SAT, AP and SAT 2 subject exams until June 30, 2014.  The CEP is self-paced and self-monitored, with diagnostic performance feedback.  The fall registration deadline is Wednesday, October 30th.  For more information, please visit



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.



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 or



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 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.



Thursday, October 24th

Hood College will hold an annual fall celebration for children in the Frederick and surrounding communities from 5pm till 8pm.  Safe Harvest provides children ages 12 and under the opportunity to enjoy a safe and fun-filled evening of games, arts and crafts, and trick or treating on Hood’s campus.  Parents or guardians are required to accompany their children throughout the evening.  It will be held in the Whitaker Campus Center Commons.  For more information please contact the Hood College Chapter of Mortar Board, National Senior Honor Society at



Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th

Graceham Moravian Church in Rocky Ridge will be serving a family style turkey and oyster dinner from 3pm till 7pm on Friday, and from 1pm till 6pm on Saturday.  The cost is $16 for adults, $8 for children 5-10, and carryouts available for $17.  For more information please call the church at 301.271.2379


The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park will host live CLUE.  Meet the character suspects and enjoy an evening of game playing to solve the crime and discover “who done it”.  This is for ages 8 and up.  The cost is $10 per person.  Please call to register at 301.600.2936


The Martinsburg Christian Center in Martinsburg, WV will be having a Gen X Bizarre from 4pm till 7pm on Friday, and from 10am till 3pm on Saturday.  There will be crafts, baked goods, a book sale, tree ornaments, a yard sale, and much more.  Come get a jump on Christmas!  For more information please call 304.263.6209



Saturday, October 26th

Whitesell Pharmacy, in conjunction with the Frederick Police Department and DEA, will be holding a drug disposal event.  It will be held at Harry Grove Stadium from 10am till 2pm in the parking lot.  Acceptable items are prescription medications, over the counter medications, medical samples, pet medications, medicated ointments/lotions.  For more information please call Anne Marie at Whitesell Pharmacy at 301.662.4848


The Annual Thurmont Halloween in the Park will be held at 6pm in the Thurmont Community Park.  There will be games, a magic show, fortune teller, haunted house and a haunted hayride.  There will also be candy and free refreshments.  The admission is $2 per person with a child, and children under 5 are free.  Please also bring a canned food item for the food bank.  For more information please call Wayne Hooper at 301.418.8641


The Roger Brooke Taney House will hold a Gods from the Hearth program from 10am till 4pm.  Hearth cooking demonstrations throughout the day makes this a delicious family weekend program.  Tours of the house and all activities are included with regular museum admission.  The Taney House is located at 121 South Bentz Street in Frederick.  For more information please call 301.663.1188


The Libertytown-Unionville Lions Club asks you to help them share the warmth this winter by donating to their annual Children’s Clothing Drive during national “Make a Difference Day”.  Lions will accept gifts of NEW seasonal clothes in the Sunset Supply Hardware parking lot at the Libertytown Shopping Center from 9am till 1pm.  All donations go to the Frederick County Public Schools Homeless Education Program for local students in need of winter apparel.  For more information please visit


The Calvary United Methodist Church Men are hosting their annual Community Pancake Breakfast from 7am till 11am.  This is a free breakfast for the community.


Prospect United Methodist Church will hold their October Daze Bazaar from 9am till 2pm.  There will be a country store with a variety of items, and starting at 10:30am homemade country food.  Proceeds to benefit the UMW Mission to Women and Children Worldwide.  For more information please call Pat Ahalt at 301.829.2406


Bush Creek Church of the Brethren in Monrovia will hold a turkey, oyster and country ham dinner from noon till 5pm.  The dinners come with green beans, mashed potatoes, cole slaw, dressing and gravy, fruit, sauerkraut, rolls and drink.  The cost is $16 for adults, $8 for children 6-12 and children under 6 are free.  Carryouts also available for $17.  For more information please call 301.663.3025



Saturday, October 26th and Sunday, October 27th

The Maryland International Harvester Collectors Club Chapter 39 is sponsoring a Fall Harvest Show at Murphy’s Farm in Ijamsville.  It will be held from 9am till 4pm both days and the event is free.  There will be vendors and food served all day, watch corn be harvested with machines from the 40’s and 50’s, tractor games for all ages, and more.  For more information please call Jerry at 301.418.0635 or Dan at 301.343.5093



Sunday, October 27th

Buckeystown United Methodist Church will hold a Community Halloween Trick or Treat from 6pm till 7:30pm.  For more information please call 301.874.0876


Talk to the Paw Masquerade and Benefit Auction will be held at Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant in Frederick.  There will be costume and mask prizes, live music, a silent auction and dancing.  Tickets are $50 in advance and $65 at the door.  There will also be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.  Proceeds will benefit Reach Out Rescue and Resources.  To get more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit


The ladies of Key City Roller Derby invite you to join them for the 1st annual bikes vs. Broomsticks Halloween Scavenger Hunt.  Teams can be comprised of walkers or cyclists, participants of all ages are welcome.  Check in will begin at 1pm at Baker Park near the Talley Rec Center.  Please bring a fully charged camera that also has video capabilities, or a smartphone with both functionalities.  The hunt will start at 2pm, and end at same location at 4pm.  The afterparty will be at 4:30pm at Family Meal on East Street.  Registration is $8 in advance and $12 on the day.  For more information please call Lauren Montiel at



Monday, October 28th

Locust Valley Bible Church in Middletown will host a bible conference at 7pm.  For more information please call 301.733.5986


The Wolfsville Ruritan Club is holding a country butchering.  Various pork products will be available for sale.  To place an order please call Geraldine Miller at 301.293.2926 or Sarah Spade at 201.293.2281 by no later than the 28th.  Orders will be available for pickup on November 8th from 5pm till 7pm, and November 9th from 8am till 11am at the Wolfsville Ruritan Community Park.



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