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 April Events

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29 Saturday  
  9 am Frederick County Master Gardeners 2017 Plant Sale will be held (rain or shine), at the Frederick News-Post Building, 351 Ballenger Center Drive, Frederick, MD. Checks, Cash, and Credit Cards accepted (with valid driver’s license).

Shop hundreds of locally grown varieties of Annuals and Perennials; Hard-to-find Native plants and shrubs; Herbs; Heirloom and hybrid Vegetables; Small Fruits and Shrubs, and colorful hanging baskets. Find the right plant for the right place. View Master Gardeners Displays with handouts on Garden Tips and Planting Ideas, Browse the Garden Flea-Market, and bring your kids to the free Children’s Craft & Activity Corner.

Special Focus at Plant Sale on Small Fruits. The University of Maryland Extension has declared 2017 the Year of the Small Fruit. In addition to blueberries, we will offer strawberries (Spring/June bearing & everbearing), thornless raspberries, thornless blackberries, and some fruit bushes in smaller sizes suitable for containers or in-ground growing.

Flea Market Offers Garden-Themed Bargains. Our Flea Market will feature many items for the yard and garden. Again this year we have a limited number of hypertufa containers hand-made by Master Gardeners—some planted with succulents.

For more information email strice@umd.edu.
  9 am South Mountain Creamery announces its Spring festival, Picnic on the Pasture, an outdoor, family-friendly festival where attendees can start with breakfast and stay through to a bonfire. Families can pitch a tent, pick up a South Mountain Creamery picnic blanket, and enjoy the wide-open country, fresh air, green grass, and wholesome fun for the entire family.

Tickets are on sale now at Eventbrite. Early bird prices available until April 15th. $14 for adults; 9 for children under 12. $40 family deal (2 adults, 2 children). Ticket includes cost of admission, parking, family activities, and one (adult/child) meal platter, good for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Additional food and snacks will be available for purchase.

Activities include free tours of the farm, a petting zoo for kids, hayrides for everyone, live music, and fun farm exhibits, like ice cream churning and bee keeping. They’ll be a large farmers’ market showcasing products form South Mountain Creamery, their partner Hometown Harvest, and several other local producers. Try them, then take them home.

For more information, call 410-708-5940 or email lori.sallet@smcdairy.com.
  11 am First Annual Spring Fest at the South Mountain Fairgrounds.
Join us for wine tastings, a chili cook-off, food and vendors, a hot rod/antique car show and live music by "Don't Tell." Proceeds benefit the Adams County community and local charities. It's sure to be a great time for the whole family!

Cost is $12 advance, kids (6-12) $5. For more information call 717-521-7891.

  3 pm Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Center hosts Cash Bash.
All proceeds benefit Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and St. Anthony Shrine Parishes. Doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets: $25, includes food and refreshments. Music and entertainment. Games of chance and tip jars will also be available.

4 Drawings per hour
1st drawing. . . $400   2nd drawing. . . $300
3rd drawing… $200   4th drawing. . . $100

For more information call 301-447-2367 or 301-271-4439
  6 pm The Emmitsburg Heritage Day Planning Committee is raising funds for the Heritage Day Fireworks Display. To help raise funds for the Fireworks Display and other Heritage Day activities we are offering an unforgettable night of classic music and entertainment. Join us for a tribute to three of the greatest performers ever: Elvis, Buddy Holly, and Dean Martin. Coming to Emmitsburg for one night only these three celebrity tribute entertainers are guaranteed to make you laugh, smile, and want to get back on the dance floor.

The Tribute Show is being held  at the Emmitsburg Ambulance Building, so tell your friends and make sure to come out to see the show, just remember to get your tickets soon because there are only 300 seats available. Tickets are available from Melissa Wetzel (301-447-3797). Seats are $10 each with the doors opening at 6pm. BYOB and setups will be provided.
     
30 Sunday  
  4 pm

Music Gettysburg! presents Gettysburg Children's Choir and Chamber Chorale. These area vocal ensembles, featuring students in grades three through twelve, go from strength to strength, combining the energy of youth with precision far beyond their years. For more information call 717-338-3000 x2197.

     

 May Events

1 Monday  
  noon The Adams County Arts Council will be featuring a fashion show and lunch at the Arts Education Center, 125 S. Washington Street, Gettysburg. Chef Subarna Sijapati will be the featured chef and Fresh Boutique will be showcasing the latest spring fashions, along with Wendy Heiges jewelry designs modeled by the ACAC staff. The cost of the lunch and show with a complimentary glass of wine is $20. To reserve a spot for a lunch, and to preview the menu and scheduled dates, visit adamsarts.org, or call 717-334-5006.
     
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  7 am

The annual Mid-Atlantic Disaster Response Auction will be held at the Carroll County Agricultural Center in Westminster. Breakfast will be served through 9:30 a.m.

The auction, organized by Church of the Brethren members in congregations in Carroll, Frederick and other counties throughout the region, will be selling homemade quilts, comforters and wall hangings, as well as tools, crafts, antiques and more. There are also booths selling plants, books and baked goods, plus a full breakfast and lunch.

All the money earned goes to benefit Brethren Disaster Ministries, a non-profit based in New Windsor, Md., that sends out crews of skilled volunteers to help victims of floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters rebuild their homes and provides on-site programs for children, helping them adjust through the crisis. BDM also responds to disasters around the world.

For more information, call 410-635-8731.

  8 am His Place Car Show. Whether you’re a “gearhead” or simply appreciate vintage autos, be sure to come on down to the annual His Place Car Show at Mother Seton School, sponsored by His Place, Inc. Registration for the show begins at 8 a.m., with the judging taking place from noon-2 p.m., and awards at 3 p.m. Free to attend, $15 if registering for the show ($12 in advance via billykun1971@yahoo.com). Proceeds benefit Mother Seton School and Hospice of Frederick County.
  10 am Catoctin Furnace Historical Society's 6th annual Spring in the Village, Art at the Furnace will be held throughout the historic village of Catoctin Furnace.

Featuring Juried Arts and Crafts, Music, Flowers, Heirloom Plants and Herbs, Children’s Activities, Tours, Demonstrations, Food, Local Wine and Beer. We will have Wonderful Spring and Mother’s Day Gifts and Decorations for Sale and a special visit from Valerie Tripp, author of books in the American Girl series, at 3 pm on Saturday.

Spring fruit punch and baked goods made from village recipes handed down over multiple generations will be available for sale, as well as handmade arts and crafts such as soaps, handbags, pottery, painting, woodworking, jewelry, blacksmithing, fabric art, pass-along spring plants, herbs and flowers in handmade small garden pots. Traditional music and foods will complete the ambiance of a village spring celebration more than two hundred years ago, when the Catoctin Furnace was in blast.

Admission is free. Proceeds from the event will be utilized for the ongoing restoration of the historic village structures, a critical need. For more information, please call 443-463-6437 or visit www.catoctinfurnace.org.
  10 am Catoctin Mountain Park spring program: Mountain Laurel Hikes. Park Ranger Ron Harvey will lead a hike in search of the best patches of Mountain Laurel at Catoctin Mountain Park. Meet at the Thurmont Vista Parking Lot. Discover where Mountain Laurel likes to grow and why it is one of America’s most loved native shrubs. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call 301-663-9388 or email peggie_gaul@nps.gov.
  10 am The Carroll County Farm Museum presents - Living hostory re-enactment: the Seven Days Campaign.

This year’s annual spring encampment depicts the Seven Days Campaign illustrating six major battles between the Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac that took place over seven days near Richmond, Virginia in 1862.The Battle of Fair Oaks, the featured battle on Saturday, set the Seven Days Campaign in motion. Other activities include a Civil War hospital, daily life in the camps and a Ladies’ Social on Saturday. Food is available for purchase at the event. $10 per family, $5 each for adults, $4 each for age 60 and over.

For more information or to register for any of these events, call 800-654-4645, email ccfarm@ccg.carr.org or visit www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org.

  1 pm Hollabaugh Bros. presents paint along event: "How Now Brown Cow." Cost: $25 fee covers all the painting supplies needed to complete a 11 x 14″ canvas panel painting. Price is per canvas panel. If you and your mini me are painting, get two tickets! Ticket price includes some light refreshments from Hollabaugh’s bakery!
The basic design is pre-drawn for you. Beginners are most definitely welcome! Bring a friend (or two) and enjoy a time of creativity and fun together, or meet some new friends at Hollabaugh’s!
Please purchase your tickets no later than one day before the event, so we can plan on seating and supplies. For more information call 717-677-8412.
     
7 Sunday  
  noon Catoctin Furnace Historical Society's 6th annual Spring in the Village, Art at the Furnace will be held throughout the historic village of Catoctin Furnace.

Featuring Juried Arts and Crafts, Music, Flowers, Heirloom Plants and Herbs, Children’s Activities, Tours, Demonstrations, Food, Local Wine and Beer. We will have Wonderful Spring and Mother’s Day Gifts and Decorations for Sale and a special visit from Valerie Tripp, author of books in the American Girl series, at 3 pm on Saturday.

Spring fruit punch and baked goods made from village recipes handed down over multiple generations will be available for sale, as well as handmade arts and crafts such as soaps, handbags, pottery, painting, woodworking, jewelry, blacksmithing, fabric art, pass-along spring plants, herbs and flowers in handmade small garden pots. Traditional music and foods will complete the ambiance of a village spring celebration more than two hundred years ago, when the Catoctin Furnace was in blast.

Admission is free. Proceeds from the event will be utilized for the ongoing restoration of the historic village structures, a critical need. For more information, please call 443-463-6437 or visit www.catoctinfurnace.org.
  10 am The Carroll County Farm Museum presents - Living hostory re-enactment: the Seven Days Campaign.

This year’s annual spring encampment depicts the Seven Days Campaign illustrating six major battles between the Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac that took place over seven days near Richmond, Virginia in 1862.The Battle of Fair Oaks, the featured battle on Saturday, set the Seven Days Campaign in motion. Other activities include a Civil War hospital, daily life in the camps and a Ladies’ Social on Saturday. Food is available for purchase at the event. $10 per family, $5 each for adults, $4 each for age 60 and over.

For more information or to register for any of these events, call 800-654-4645, email ccfarm@ccg.carr.org or visit www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org.

     
8 Monday  
  6:30 pm Mackenzie's Light bereavement class meets the second Monday
of each month at the Thurmont Regional Library. Discussion
leader is Colt Black of Black's Mortuary in Thurmont. Anyone impacted by the loss of a loved one is welcome. Call 240-288-1300 or go to Facebook for more information.
     
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12 Friday  
  6 pm Main Street Art and Wine Stroll. Stroll down Main Street and meet local artists from Frederick County. Sip wine samplings from our local wineries and listen to local entertainment on the square. Experience art and wine in Thurmont, the Gateway to the Mountains! This event is free! For more information, call 240-626-9980.
     
13 Saturday  
  9 am Red Door Boutique's Super Saturday! Looking for an outdoor market featuring local crafters, businesses and direct sales reps? Grab your friends and meet us at The Red Door Boutique in Taneytown for our monthly outdoor event....Super Saturdays! One Saturday a month through October, our parking lot is filled with talented vendors showcasing their unique products and services.

Just a sample of what is offered: Handmade candles, Jewelry, Woodcrafting, Speciality Food, Locally grown produce,Upcycled & Repurposed Items. In addition, The Red Door Boutique will have a new arrival of clothing and accessories, gift items, home decor and our expanded wedding selection.

We are always looking for quality vendors to join our Super Saturday team. If you are interested in being a vendor, call 443-331-3933 or email emily@reddoortaneytown.com for more information.
  9 am The 17th Annual Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival. Join the Scots and Celts to celebrate Scottish and Celtic heritage at the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company Carnival Grounds, 1003 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy.

Love the Highland Athletic Games? Imagine cheering your favorite athletes from the amphitheater-like hillside perhaps like our ancestors did so long ago. Love the bagpipe and drum bands all in kilts? Who doesn’t? Love to shop for unique Celtic items for you or a loved one? Visit the Celtic marketplace for great selections at Scottish prices. Enjoy the finest Celtic foods and drinks (Haggis, whisky, beer, mead) available, plus whisky and beer tastings! Love Celtic music and dancing and cannot resist the urge to sing out loud or dance a little jig? Three stages filled with Celtic rock, acoustic music, and traditional songs—plus a dancer’s stage.
Love the Celtic way of life? Looking for your roots? Visit Clan Village and learn about our culture and heritage. Love to make a difference? Honor wounded warriors and veterans and support our Designated Charity: Platoon 22—to win the war against veteran suicides— www.Platoon22.org

Ticket Prices: $15 advance tickets (on-line); $20 at the gate; $15 Active Duty Military with ID. Children 12 years old and under FREE.

For more information call 240-818-8283 or email marianne@mmelliott.com or darlingkathryn@hotmail.com
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  10 am Hollabaugh Bros. Mother’s Day Paint-a-Pot Event. Children of all ages are invited to join us for our Mother’s Day event. Paint a clay pot, fill it with a fresh flower and make a handmade card for Mom, to make her feel loved and appreciated on her special day. Pop in any time between 10:00am and 2:00pm to participate, and leave Mom at home if you want to keep it a secret!
Cost: $10 per child. For more information call 717-677-8412.
  10 am Frederick County Master Gardeners spring seminar: Planting the Home Vegetable Garden. Join us in the Demonstration Garden for a hands-on experience. We will demonstrate and discuss what a typical family plot includes, square-foot gardening, companion planting, and basic IPM (integrated pest management). Learn some tried and true techniques for a successful garden.
Register online using the links below; or find links on our website (http://extension.umd.edu/frederick-county/home-gardening/mg-happenings); or call 301-600-1595.
  noon Creagerstown Community Dinner - St. John's Lutheran Church Parish House. Menu includes: fried chicken and country ham, slippery chicken pot pie and slippery ham pot pie, creamed peas, harvard beets, creamy cole slaw, fruit cocktail and cake, served family style. Adults $16, ages 6 to 10 $7, children under six eat free. carry outs $17, pot pie $5, There will be a baked goods and a fancy table. The proceeds will benefit the Cemetery up-keep and lights. For more information call  301-667-4380.
     
14 Sunday  
  4 pm Music Gettysburg! presents: Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra. Celebrating its 20th anniversary with nothing but Brahms, the GCO brings back violinist Tessa Lark for the Violin Concerto and concludes with the 2nd Symphony.For more information call 717-338-3000 x2197.
     
15 Monday
  9:30 am Mother Seton School Fine Arts Chorale and Band Performance. You’re invited to come listen to the musical talents of our performance band and chorus. For more information, call 301-447-3161 or visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
     
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20 Saturday  
  7 am Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Show! More than 120 antique dealers and collectors from the North and the South will converge on Gettysburg.

Sprawling out from Gettysburg’s historic Lincoln Square, the antique event is billed as a “buyers and sellers” paradise, with high quality antiques and collectibles. Items range from primitive cupboards, sideboards, benches, farm tables, and wooden boxes, to lamps, coins, pattern glass, art glass, Depression-era glass, and ironstone. You will also find clocks, gold jewelry, rings, pictures, pocket knives, bottles, old toys, crocks, jugs, old linens, lace, dolls, pocket watches, old guns, holiday collectibles, postcards, and country farm items. Brand name pieces of Heisey, Cambridge, Fostoria, R.S. Prussia, Limoges, Haviland, Rockwood, Roseville, and carnival glass will also be featured.

The event is held on Carlisle, Chambersburg, Baltimore and York Streets, along with Lincoln Square, all in Historic Downtown Gettysburg. The show is held rain or shine.

For more information, visit http://www.gettysburgretailmerchants.com/
  8 am Gettysburg Garden Club's Spring Plant Sale. The sale will feature a wide variety of perennials from member’s gardens, succulents, herbs and garden related items. Proceeds will be used to purchase plants for Lincoln Square flower gardens and to fund scholarships for Adams County students majoring in horticulture-related studies. The Gettysburg Garden Club is a 501(c) (3) organization affiliated with the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania and National Garden Clubs, Incorporated. For more information visit http://www.gettysburggardenclub.com/
  10 am Frederick County Master Gardeners spring seminar: How to Garden in Containers and More! Find out what types of containers and alternate growing mediums can be used for your plantings. We will cover selection of plants; sizing the container to the plants; proper planting, care and maintenance; and location of containers to meet your plants’ needs. We will visit the Demo Garden for planting steps. Register online using the links below; or find links on our website (http://extension.umd.edu/frederick-county/home-gardening/mg-happenings); or call 301-600-1595.
  10 am Catoctin Mountain Park spring program: Mountain Laurel Hikes. Park Ranger Ron Harvey will lead a hike in search of the best patches of Mountain Laurel at Catoctin Mountain Park. Meet at the Thurmont Vista Parking Lot. Discover where Mountain Laurel likes to grow and why it is one of America’s most loved native shrubs. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call 301-663-9388 or email peggie_gaul@nps.gov.
     
21 Sunday  
  3 pm Adams County Water Garden Club meeting. Attention all Adams and York County water garden and pond enthusiasts, bring your questions to the meeting. This month's feature is our annual Plant Swap. Bring landscape or pond plants to share, as well as fish if you are 'thinning' your pond. Bring a chair and a dish to share. Call for location and information: 717-259-7206.
     
22 Monday  
  6 pm Mother Seton School Carnival. Sponsored by Mother Seton School and located at 100 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, MD. Rides, games, food, and entertainment available each night. An annual tradition in Emmitsburg. Come and join the fun! Monday is Alumni Night (rain date Tuesday). MSS alumni who check in receive a special gift and may enter to win a door prize. For more information, visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
  6:30 pm Mackenzie's Light, a drug awareness support group will meet at the
Thurmont Regional Library. A representative of the Thurmont Police Dept. will speak & lead discussion. Anyone impacted by family drug abuse is welcome. Call 301-524-8064 or go to Facebook for more information.
     
23 Tuesday
6 pm Hollabaugh Bro's presents kids cooking class - Strawberries are the Star! For kids ages 8-13
Learn to jazz up our fresh strawberries 3 different ways: Create a smoothie, dipped chocolate strawberries and a delicious strawberry dessert! Cost is $30 per kid, per class (due at registration) and includes all supplies – all you need to bring is you! Registration is required – so call 717-677-8412 today.
6 pm Mother Seton School Carnival. Sponsored by Mother Seton School and located at 100 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, MD. Rides, games, food, and entertainment available each night. An annual tradition in Emmitsburg. Come and join the fun! Monday is Alumni Night (rain date Tuesday). MSS alumni who check in receive a special gift and may enter to win a door prize. For more information, visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
  
24 Wed
  6 pm Mother Seton School Carnival. Sponsored by Mother Seton School and located at 100 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, MD. Rides, games, food, and entertainment available each night. An annual tradition in Emmitsburg. Come and join the fun! Monday is Alumni Night (rain date Tuesday). MSS alumni who check in receive a special gift and may enter to win a door prize. For more information, visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
     
25 Thursday
  6 pm Hollabaugh Bros presents adult planter class. Join us to create a lovely planter full of annuals to display on your front step! Our gardening experts will walk you through each step, explaining which plants will do well in your yard’s sun/shade conditions and also, which plants visually complement each other nicely. Cost: $40 for one 12″ pot/planter OR $70 for two. Cost of soil and selected plants included in registration price. Registration is required – so call 717-677-8412 today.
  6 pm Mother Seton School Carnival. Sponsored by Mother Seton School and located at 100 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, MD. Rides, games, food, and entertainment available each night. An annual tradition in Emmitsburg. Come and join the fun! Monday is Alumni Night (rain date Tuesday). MSS alumni who check in receive a special gift and may enter to win a door prize. For more information, visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
  7 pm Hollabaugh Bros presents adult cooking class - Scrumptious strawberry desserts. Take advantage of peak strawberry season by learning several delicious dessert recipes that are sure to delight your family! Cost is $30/person/class (due at registration) and includes all supplies – all you need to bring is you! Registration is required, so call 717-677-8412 today!
     
26 Friday  
  6 pm Mother Seton School Carnival. Sponsored by Mother Seton School and located at 100 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, MD. Rides, games, food, and entertainment available each night. An annual tradition in Emmitsburg. Come and join the fun! Monday is Alumni Night (rain date Tuesday). MSS alumni who check in receive a special gift and may enter to win a door prize. For more information, visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
  7:30 pm The Myersville-Wolfsville Area Historical Society will sponsor a free PowerPoint presentation exploring the rich history of the presidential retreat at Camp David. The program is open to the public, free of charge, and will be followed by a social hour with refreshments. The event will be held at the Myersville Fire Hall in Myersville, MD.

This presentation will trace the fascinating 75-year history of Camp David, detailing the day-to-day activities of its occupants and the momentous decisions and events which have taken place there. In addition to anecdotes about the chief executives and their families, highlights include FDR’s wartime deliberations with Winston Churchill, Eisenhower’s talks with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, Nixon’s intense days at Camp David during the Watergate crisis, and Carter’s successful efforts to piece together the Camp David Accords with Anwar Sadat and Menachim Begin. For more information, call 301-926-4613 or email Juliacarlson@gmail.com.
     
27 Saturday  
  8 am Strawberry Festival at Hollabaugh’s! Join us for our strawberry festival on Memorial Day weekend! Fresh Strawberry Sundaes, Strawberry Pies, Strawberries n’ Shortcake, Strawberry activities for the kids…it’s ALL strawberries, all weekend! Hope to see you there!
  6 pm Mother Seton School Carnival. Sponsored by Mother Seton School and located at 100 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg, MD. Rides, games, food, and entertainment available each night. An annual tradition in Emmitsburg. Come and join the fun! Monday is Alumni Night (rain date Tuesday). MSS alumni who check in receive a special gift and may enter to win a door prize. For more information, visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
     
28 Sunday  
  11 am Catoctin Mountain Park spring program: Wildflowers to Ferns – Park Volunteer Day. Despres will introduce participants to the blooming flowers, captivating ferns, and other prominent vegetation along the Brown’s Farm Trail in Catoctin Mountain Park. Meet at the Owens Creek Picnic Area. This program is free and open to the public. For more information call 301-663-9388 or email peggie_gaul@nps.gov.
  8 am Strawberry Festival at Hollabaugh’s! Join us for our strawberry festival on Memorial Day weekend! Fresh Strawberry Sundaes, Strawberry Pies, Strawberries n’ Shortcake, Strawberry activities for the kids…it’s ALL strawberries, all weekend! Hope to see you there!
     
29 Monday  
  2 pm 150th Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies. The Gettysburg Joint Veterans Memorial Day Commission would like to announce that the 150th Annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony in Gettysburg. This is a great way to remember and honor those men and women who died while serving our country. The 150th Annual Gettysburg Memorial Day parade and ceremony is one of the oldest continuing ceremonies in the country.

The Memorial Day Parade will begin at Lefever Street in Gettysburg and head northeast to Middle Street; turn west on East Middle Street and south on Baltimore Street to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. The Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. at the Rostrum in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.
     
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