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Community Events for 4/11-4/21

PSA for April 11th through April 21st



The National Museum of Civil War Medicine has the following upcoming events:

v     March 1st – The 2014 Civil War Talks Educational Lecture Series kicks off with “Women Soldiers in the Civil War”.  This discussion will cover the experiences of the over 400 women who disguised themselves as men to serve heroically in Union and Confederate armies during the war.  This will include not only individual stories, but also gender roles and military culture during the Civil War.  This lecture series will be held in conjunction with Downtown Frederick Partnership’s First Saturday events from February thru August.  They will take place in the Museum’s Delaplaine-Randall Room and will begin at 2pm.  Admission to the talks is included in the purchase of a ticket to the Museum, free for members and volunteers.

v     March 18th – Individuals interested in becoming Certified Tourism Ambassadors can take a class being offered here from 8:30am till 12:30pm.  This designation is for anyone that interacts with visitors on a daily basis, including attractions, hotels, restaurants, shops and more.  This class is being offered by the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership.  You can register to attend at

v     April 5th – Bell and History Day will be observed to kick off the 2014 museum season.  Members of the Blue and Gray Hospital Association will display and interpret an expansive collection of Civil War era medical accoutrements, both original and reproduction, while in period dress.  It will be held from 11am till 4pm and admission is free.

v     May 3rd – The second in the Lecture Series will be “Dentistry and Maxillofacial Injuries in the Civil War”.  This will be a discussion of the practice of dentistry during the American Civil War, going into detail about advancements made during this time and innovative doctors on both sides of the war making remarkable strides in repairing facial trauma.

v     June 7th – The third in the Lecture Series will be “The Civil War Soldier and his Quilt”.  This discussion will talk about the importance of this item to the soldiers in the field and the hard work that went into making them.

v     July 5th and 6th – There will be a special program at Monocacy National Battlefield in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of the Monocacy.  Dr. John Rathgeb will be at the Battlefield on both days to give a presentation on orthopedic injuries at the Battle of Monocacy.  Times to be determined and admission is free.

v     August 2nd – The final installment of the Lecture Series be “Naval Surgeons in the Civil War”.  This will be an account of the experiences of shipboard doctors who worked for the health and welfare of the fighting men at sea.  Naval operations during the war are generally overshadowed by the campaigns of armies on land, but maritime activities were no less important to the conduct and outcome of the war.


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:

v     April 1st, 8th, 15th, and 29th – Mother Seton School Take a Tour Tuesday will be held from 10am till 1pm and from 7pm till 8pm.  Come see why children thrive academically and spiritually at the school.  We offer community service opportunities, an award-winning music and arts program, and student clubs and activities.  A private tour can also be arranged.

v     April 17th – Mother Seton School Holy Week Prayer Service will be held from 10:30am till 11:30am.  Join them for a special Prayer Service as we end the Lenten season.

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 American Red Cross will be holding the following local blood drives:


For more information, or to make an appointment please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit online at



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.



Monocacy National Battlefield will be holding the following upcoming events:

v     April 20th thru 28th – National Park Week will be held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  Learn interesting facts about people, places and events of 1864 that have a National Park connection through special exhibits.  On April 26th children of all ages can participate in a special Battle of Monocacy 150th scavenger hunt on Junior Ranger Day.


For more information about events taking place, please call 301.662.3515 or visit



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



The Woodsboro Vol Fire Company is hosting all you can eat breakfasts on the first Sunday of every month.  Serving will be from 7:30am till noon.  There will also be a bingo on the first Monday of every month.  Doors open at 5pm and games start at 7pm.  These events are to help raise money for a new fire engine.  If you would like more information, please visit



It is time for Frederick County Public Schools juniors and seniors to apply for the Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation summer program offered at Tuscarora High.  This will enable them (and students starting college in the fall) to participate in a renowned college-level program that offers the potential to earn three college credits while exploring cutting-edge educational and career options.  Students will also earn one FCPS elective credit.  The EI Program runs from June 30th thru July 25th, Mondays thru Fridays, from 9am till 3pm.  Applications are online at and FCPS recommends that students apply now, as enrollment for the local course is limited.  Students interesting in the program should contact their school counselor or Kim Day, FCPS STEM coordinator, 301.644.5126, for more information.



The Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County has launched a new website to provide richer content and improved functionality for anyone using their site.  The web address is and it is live now.  The new site includes the following enhancements:

An improved donation page

Direct links to fundraising events

Online volunteer and employment applications

A mobile component that will make the site compatible with most smartphones

For more information, or for help, please call 410.857.0900



Calvary United Methodist Church invites you to enjoy a mid-day break each Thursday at noon during the Lenten season.  Organ recitals will be given by local and regional organists and will be 30 minutes in length.  This is free and open to the public.



St. Peter the Apostle in Libertytown will hold their Friday Lenten dinner from 5pm till 7pm on March 21st, March 28th, April 4th and April 11th.  The menu will include fried fish, fries or mac and cheese, coleslaw, salad, vegetable, drinks and ice cream.  The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 5-11, children under 5 are free.  Carryouts will be available and proceeds benefit the Appalachian Mission Trip.  For more information please call 301.898.5111



REACH of Washington County is holding their Second Annual REACH the Finish Line Family Run at 2pm, Sunday, April 6th.  There is a 1 mile fun run, a 5K, 10K, and a half marathon hosted by Family Recreation Park.  Register now because the price increases on March 1st.  For more information please call 301.733.2371



April is National Adopt-a-Greyhound Month.  There are thousands of greyhounds in need of permanent homes due to the economy and closing tracks.  The Greyhound Project was established to promote the welfare and adoption of greyhounds by providing support and information to adoption organizations, adopters and the public.  It is a volunteer, non-profit organization.  Please visit for more information.



February 19th, March 19th and April 23rd

Frederick County public leaders have launched a collaborative effort to educate the public about drug abuse and resources available to combat illegal drug use.  All FCPS parents and guardians are invited to attend any or all of the following Wednesday meetings from 6pm till 8:45pm.

2/19 – Gov. Thomas Johnson High  (this event will begin at 6:30pm)

3/19 – Brunswick High (this event will begin at 6:30pm)

4/23 – Oakdale High



Marvin Chapel’s Thrift Shop now offers weekly specials.  Stop by the Shop on Fridays and Saturdays between 10am and 2pm to check out these special offerings.  The Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church Thrift Shop is located at 5101 Woodville Road, north of Rt. 144 between New Market and Mt. Airy (at Plane #4).  For further info call 301.829.1656



Saturday, February 22nd thru Sunday, April 27th

Members of the Valley Art Association will present an exhibition of small works in the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Baer Gallery.  Members were challenged to create works of art not exceeding approximately 16 x 16 inches.  The opening reception will take place on the 22nd from 2:30pm till 4pm.  For more information please visit or call 301.739.5727



Tuesdays, April 1st and 15th

Hospice of Frederick County’s Bereavement Program is offering an on-going self-help group from 2pm till 3:30pm.  This group is designed to provide support to individuals who have experience the death of a loved one.  Participants can share their stories and express their grief.  This program is offered at no charge at their offices located at 516 Trail Avenue, Suite A.  For more information please call 240.566.3030 or email or



April 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th and 13th

Virginia Avenue Church of God in Hagerstown will hold their annual church Easter drama “His Story”.  For more information please call 301.582.2243



April 7th, 10th and 16th

Hospice of Washington County is looking for volunteers.  If you know a family dealing with a life limiting illness, you know that this family needs a special kind of support.  Our companion volunteers can provide that support by allowing family members to have a few free hours to run errands or just relax, or just by providing emotional support and companionship.  If you would like to become involved please join our next training program scheduled for the 7th, 10th, and 16th from 5pm till 9pm.  The program will provide an understanding of the needs and concerns that are faced by patients and his or her family.  Learn to become a member of a family’s health care team.  For more information on the training class or to apply, please call Lindsay Anderson at 301.791.6360



Thursday, April 10th thru Sunday, April 13th

Destination ARTS!  Will again be held in Waynesboro with live music every weekend and events and artist demonstrations.  For more information, and a full listing of events, please visit or find Destination ARTS! on Facebook.



Friday, April 11th

The United States Coast Guard Band will be performing at Walkersville High School at 7:30pm.  Admission is free and for more information please email or call 301.236.7333



Saturday, April 12th

Prospect United Methodist Church in Mt. Airy will hold their all you can eat pancake breakfast from 7am till 1pm.  The menu will include buckwheat and regular pancakes, sausages and more.  The cost will be $7 for adults, ages 6-12 are $4.50, under 5 are free.


The Pleasant Valley Ruritan Club will hold a breakfast buffet at Brownsville Church of the Brethren from 6am till 11am.  It is all you can eat pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, o.j., coffee and more.  There will also be a country ham sandwich sale and a bake sale by the Girl Scouts.  The cost will be $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-12, under 6 are free.  For more information please call 301.834.9815


Frederick Church of the Brethren will hold Eggstravaganza at Ballenger Creek Park from 10am till noon.  The event will have activities for the while family including a giant egg  hunt for ages 2 years to 5th grade, carnival games, live music and more.  This is a free event for the whole community.  Kids should bring a bag or basket to collect their eggs.  All ages and people are welcome rain or shine.


Johnsville United Methodist Church will hold their Easter Bazaar and Candy Shoppe from 8:30am till 2pm.  There will be handmade chocolate candies, crafts, basket fillers and a bake table.  Food will be served all day with breakfast sandwiches, oyster sandwiches and platters.  For more information please call 410.775.7217


The Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County invites everyone for their 6th annual Walk a Mile In Her Shoes.  The event will begin at 10am at Dutterer Park in Westminster.  It will be held rain or shine.  For more information, or t register, please visit


Frederick Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts Center will hold their Arts Showcase and Grand Re-opening.  There will be musical performances by students and faculty, standing art exhibits, music and graphic design labs, mixed media and illustrations, student work displayed in the halls and art studios and much more.  The open house will be from 2pm till 6pm, at 6:30 there will be a jazz performance in the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater, and a production of Reefer Madness at 8pm in the Studio Theater.  The open house and jazz performance are free of charge, admission to Reefer Madness is $10 for adults, $7 for students and senior citizens.  For more information please call 301.846.2513 or 301.846.2512



Saturday, April 12th thru Sunday, April 27th

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will celebrate the outstanding art education in Washington County Public Schools in this annual exhibition.  Works of art by kindergarten through fifth grade students will be on view in the museum’s Groh Gallery.  Students and their families are invited to attend an Exhibition Reception on the 27th from 2pm till 4pm.  For more information please call 301.739.5727 or visit



Sunday, April 13th

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present The Gallery Quintet, now in its 38th season, in concert at 2:30pm.  A reception will follow the concert.  Tickets for the event are $5 for non-members, and free for members and children 12 and under.  For more information please call 301.739.5727 or visit


Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Summit Avenue welcomes You Reaching Others for Christ at the 9:30am Worship service on Palm Sunday.  All in the community are welcomed to attend for this inspirational message.  For more information please call 301.733.4720


The Golden Mile Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Hill Street Park starting at 3pm.  This is free and open to all children ages 1-10.  Find a numbered egg and win a prize!



Monday, April 14th

The Clustered Spires Chorus invites you to their Friends and Family night.  This is a send off performance so the community can hear them before they compete in the regional competition on Ocean City this spring.  The concert is free and will be held at 7pm at Trinity United Methodist Church on Frederick.  Light refreshments will follow.  For more information please call Diane at 301.662.1084



Monday, April 14th and April 28th

Hospice of Frederick County’s Bereavement Program is offering an on-going self-help group from 5pm till 6:30pm.  This group provides a safe place where participants can share their stories and express their grief.  This program is offered at no charge at the Hospice of Frederick County office, located at 516 Trail Avenue, Suite A.  For more information please call 240.566.3030 or email or



Tuesday, April 15th

Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve is hosting a native and streamside landscaping workshop from 6pm till 7:30pm.  Join Master Gardener Mary Ann Ryan to learn about plant selection and the proper practices to maintain the health of your stream ecosystem.  Pre-registration is preferred and the cost is $5 for members and $8 for non-members.  For more information please call 717.642.5840 or visit



Wednesday, April 16th, Thursday, April 17th and Saturday, April 19th

Maryland Boater Education Courses will be held at Cold Deer Hunter and Fishing Club in Thurmont.  It will be held on the 16th and 17th from 6:30pm till 9pm, and on the 19th from 8am till 11am.  All course materials will be furnished and the cost is $10 cash.  For more information, or to register, please call 301.898.5030 between 3pm and 5pm.



Friday, April 18th and Saturday, April 19th

Other Voices, Inc. presents the enchanting family theatre event, The New Adventures of Alice in Wonderland.  Descend with Alice into a magical world of tap dancing cards, swirling flowers and capricious cupcakes cavorting with Queens, the MadHatter and the White Rabbit.  It will be held at the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 7:30pm on both days, and also at 2pm on the 19th.  Tickets are $10 for children under 6, $15 for students/seniors and $20 for adults.  For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call the Box Office at 301.600.2828, or visit


Leonardo Da Vinci “A Living Portrait” will be held.  This is a presentation of Leonardo’s interpretation concerning the relationship between Jesus and His disciples during the “Last Supper”.  The performance on the 18th will be at New Covenant Fellowship Church in Boonsboro, and the performance on the 19th will be held at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Rohrersville.  Admission is free and a nursery will be provided for infants up to 4yrs.  For more information about the 18th, please call 240.527.0460, for the 19th please call 301.514.8001.



Saturday, April 19th

Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve is hosting a fly casting clinic from 10am till 3pm at the Preserve.  After a brown bag lunch, everyone will head up to the pond for a chance to try out their new skills at catching some fish.  Preregistration is required for this program.  The cost is $45 for members and $55 for non-members.  For more information please call 717.642.5840 or visit


The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park will hold an Easter Egg Roll for children ages 2 and up for 11am till 4pm.  Bring an Easter Egg basket with grass, meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy games, prizes, crafts, animals, pony and hay rides, and enter the egg roll.  The cost is $5 each and pre-register by calling 301.600.2936.


Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro will hold a Rock-n-Roll Easter Event from 3pm till 5pm in the Preschool area.  There will be games, crafts and an Easter egg hunt for all children.  Following this event, from 5pm till 7pm, we will have a free Community Meal in the Family Life Center with steamers/sloppy joes, French fries, corn, Caesar salad, applesauce and Easter cupcakes.  Bring a friend and join us for these events.  For more information please call the church at 301.432.8741


The Bethesda Chevy-Chase Izaak Walton League in Poolesville will be holding an Earth Day Celebration.  For a complete listing of events an information please call Frank Parker at 240.405.7395


Buckeystown United Methodist Church will hold their Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt from 9am till 11am.  There will be an egg hunt, snacks, crafts and more.  For more information please visit



Sunday, April 20th

Frederick Church of the Brethren will be holding a new contemporary, casual worship service with coffee called “The Basement”.  The service will take place every Sunday morning at 11:15am in the newly renovated Multipurpose Room.  There will be music, drama, testimonies, the preaching of the Word, along with other worship elements.  For more information please call 301.622.1819 or visit


Marvin Chapel between New Market and Mt. Airy will be holding a “Sonrise Servie” at 6:30am.  All are welcome to attend.  This is an outside service, but will be moved inside the Church if weather dictates.



Sunday, April 20th thru Monday, April 28th

Monocacy National Battlefield will hold National Park Week.  Find out why National Parks are our National Treasure.  There will be a special exhibit to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and on the 26th, children of all ages can participate in a special Battle of Monocacy 150th scavenger hunt on Junior Ranger Day.  For more information please call 301.662.3515 or visit



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