PSA for July 12th through July 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 July 17th and 18th – Civil War Soldier Day Camp for children entering grades 3-5 will be held from 10am till 3pm both days. This camp will include hikes, interactive educational programs, and hands-on activities led by park rangers and museum staff. Reservations are required and space is limited. For more information please call Park Ranger Christie Stanczak at 301.432.5124 or email her at Christie_Stanczak@nps.gov
v July 19th and 20th – The Pry House Field Hospital Museum will hold their Annual Children’s Experience Weekend at the Antietam National Battlefield from 11am till 5pm both days. Children of all ages and their families can visit the Pry House to participate in programs designed just for them. They can try their hands at a number of toys and games that were popular during the era, they can learn about letter writing during the period and write their own letters and practice penmanship with period correct dip ink pens, they can also make crafts, and more. A donation of $5 per person is suggested while visiting.
v July 24th and 25th – Civil War Soldier Day Camp for children entering grades 6-8 will be held from 10am till 3pm both days. This camp will include hikes, interactive educational programs, and hands-on activities led by park rangers and museum staff. Reservations are required and space is limited. For more information please call Park Ranger Christie Stanczak at 301.432.5124 or email her at Christie_Stanczak@nps.gov
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 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 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 www.redcrossblood.org
Frederick County Public Schools Earth and Space Science Lab will hold the following events:
Tuesday, July 15th – 1pm Perfect Little Planet
3pm Forces of Nature
Tuesday, July 22nd - 1pm Zula Patrol: Down to Earth
2pm Enchanted Reef
3pm Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens
Doors for these shows open at 12:30pm, and an adult must accompany any child 8th grade and younger. Parents may read the online description of each 45 minute show at https://education.fcps.org/essl/
Monocacy National Battlefield will be holding the following upcoming events:
v July 5th thru 11th – Battle of Monocacy Commemoration will be held. There will be living history encampments and demonstrations including artillery, infantry, and cavalry. There will also be special activities including hikes, programs, musical concerts and guest speakers presented throughout the battlefield. A special museum exhibit, “Honoring Heroism”, will include the original map of the “Battle of Monocacy” by Jedediah Hotchkill on loan from the Library of Congress.
v July 12th and 13th – The end of slavery in Maryland will be commemorated at Monocacy National Battlefield. There will be living history demonstrations, musical concerts, archeology programs, a special museum exhibit, talks and more. Please visit the Battlefield website for more information and a complete listing of events.
For more information about events taking place, please call 301.662.3515 or visit www.nps.gov/mono
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 https://education.fcps.org/flex/cepinfo
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 www.woodsborovfc.org
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
Saint Anthony Shrine in Emmitsburg will hold their Yard Sale and Flea Market on the first and third Sunday of each month from now thru October. They are located at the corner of US 15 and St. Anthony Road. If you would like to set up a table, the cost is $10 and for more information please call 240.529.2737. Lunch rights and food sales are reserved for St. Anthony Parish.
The Duvall High School Class of 1969 will hold their 45 year class reunion on July 12th from 7pm till 1am at the Glenn Dale Golf Club. For more information, classmates can call Pam Jasper at 301.262.1166
Nicole Milbourne, a resident of Rocky Ridge, is the Maryland State High School Rodeo Pole Bending Champion and Maryland State High School Rodeo Barrel Racing Reserve Champion. She is proud to be representing the State of Maryland at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rick Springs, Wyoming from July 13th thru 19th. This will be the first time in history that the State of Maryland will be represented in this competition. She will be a lot of assistance in coving the costs of this trip. If you would like to make a donation to help support this young lady, please call 301.473.6062 or 240.440.9967. For more information about this competition please visit http://www.nhsra.com/
Frederick County Public Schools will hold Free Summer Reading Fun at Frederick County Public Libraries. This is open for ages 0-18. For the kids they will get to complete fun, simple activities and enter drawings for prizes. Teens will get to complete activities and enter drawings for gift cards. To receive your game board and get entered into prize drawings you can register online at http://fcpl.org/programs/summer-reading or at any FCPL library branch.
Hospice of Frederick County will hold a daytime grief support from 2pm till 3:30pm. This group is designed to provide support to individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one. Participants can share their stories and express their greif. There is no registration required. For more information please call 240.566.3030 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, June 7th and Sunday, September 14th
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will host Pyro Protagonists: A Generation of Ceramic Artists. The exhibition showcases the variety of techniques and styles used by today’s ceramic artists. The open reception will take place Sunday, June 8th from 2:30pm till 4pm and is open to the public. For more information please visit www.wcmfa.org or call 301.739.5727
Monday, June 16th thru Friday, August 1st
The United Way of Frederick County will hold their Summer Serve 2014 for children ages 12-17. They offer unique 2-week youth service programs that engage them in diverse and recreational activities. Participants provide the commitment and desire to serve; the programs provide transportation, diverse service activities, adult supervision, snacks and plenty of fun. The programs run Monday thru Friday, June 16th thru August 1st (except for the week of July 4th), from 8am till 5pm. For more information please visit www.unitedwayfrederick.org/summerserve or call Malcolm Furgol at 240.578.4008
Monday, June 16th thru Friday, August 15th
Monocacy Montessori Communities is launching a Spanish Summer Camp. The 9 week program will be held at the Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School and is open to all Frederick County students Kindergarten thru 5th grade. They offer a different theme every week, so families can choose specific weeks that fit their interests and schedules or opt to attend all 9 weeks. Regular camp hours are 9:30am till 4pm, Monday thru Friday, with before and after care available on site. The staff is fully bilingual and will help encourage and help children learn Spanish language skills. For more information please visit http://education.fcps.org/ccmpcs/summercamps
Saturday, June 21st thru October 26th
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is happy to announce the award winning photographs for the 81st Annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon. They will be on display thru October 26th, and on June 29th the public is invited to the opening reception and awards ceremony from 2:30pm till 4pm. Award winners will receive their prizes and light refreshments will be offered. For more information, please visit www.wcmfa.org or call 301.739.5727
Saturday, July 12th and Sunday, July 13th
The 21st Annual Howard County Maryland Pow-Wow and Show will be held at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, MD. This is an opportunity for the public to interact with American Indian dancers, singers, drummers, artists and craftspersons. Gates open at 10am on Saturday and the event will kick off with a parade of nations at noon. Over 100 Native American dancers in regalia will compete daily for thousands of dollars in a dance/drum contest. Admission is $7 for children ages 3-12, and $12 for ages 13 and up. The public can also receive an email for a $2 discount coupon by sending to email@example.com This event will be held rain or shine and runs from 10am till 7pm on Saturday, and from 10am till 6pm on Sunday.
Sunday, July 13th
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present Mark Mosley Jazz Trio in concert at 2:30pm. This is a ticketed event, $5 for non-members and free for members and children 12 and under. For more information please call 301.739.5727 or visit www.wcmfa.org
Sunday, July 13th thru Thursday, July 17th
Frederick Church of the Brethren will hold their vacation bible school. All children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to take a walk on the “weird” side this summer. It will take place from 6pm till 8pm at the church. For more information, or to register, please call 301.622.1819 or email www.fcob.net
Tuesday, July 15th
The Arc of Frederick County and Autism Artreach are looking for local artists to offer their works for sale at an Art Auction on July 27th. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Arc of Frederick County and the Autism Artreach Project. Artists may assign a minimum bid to their works and unsold works will be returned. Artwork must be submitted by July 15th. For more information please call Annalee Myer at 240.315.8928 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, July 17th
AARP and the Washington County Commission on Again will hold their Smart Driver Course at Reeder’s Memorial Home in Boonsboro from 9am till 1pm. The cost is $15 per person for AARP members and $20 per person for non-members. For more information please call 301.790.0275 ext. 220
Friday, July 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th, and 27th
Other Voices Theatre presents 42nd Street at the Performing Arts Factory on South Jefferson Street. It will be held at 8pm on the 18th, 19th, 25th, and 26th, and at 2pm on the 20th and 27th. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for children and seniors. For more information, or for tickets, please call 301.662.3722 or visit www.othervoicestheatre.org
Saturday, July 19th
Bethel United Methodist Church in Lucketts, VA will hold a ham and turkey dinner from 5pm till 7pm. All are invited to enjoy a homemade country style dinner. The cost will be a freewill offering.