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 February Events

17 Saturday  
  10 am Ag Week at the FSK Mall — Visit the Master Gardener Booth and You'll find activities for children; information on vegetable gardens, enhancing your landscape, pollinators, invasive plants; and more. Have a gardening question? Ask a Master Gardener! We look forward to seeing you!
     
18 Sunday  
  7 pm Weinberg Center for the Arts presents  the regional premiere of "Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire." The musical parody of HBO’s "Game of Thrones" is written by Jon and Al Kaplan, the brothers responsible for the Off-Broadway hit "Silence! The Musical." The performance is scheduled for 7:00pm.

Brothers Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan are composers, lyricists and writers. In additional to "Musical Thrones," they created "Silence! The Musical," a stage version of "The Silence of the Lambs," that has played in London, New York City, and Los Angeles.

The brothers moved to Los Angeles in 1996 to study concert composition and film music at USC, graduating in 1999 and 2000, respectively. They created "Silence! The Musical" as a labor of love in late 2002. What began as a set of nine songs eventually became a website with a cult following in 2003. "Silence!" was covered in magazines including Entertainment Weekly and Maxim, and aired on radio shows like XM's Opie and Anthony and Howard Stern's 100. In 2005, Jon and Al composed several new songs and expanded "Silence!" into a live musical, adapted for the stage by Tony-nominee Hunter Bell. The show was mounted by director and Tony-winner Christopher Gattelli at the 2005 NYC Fringe festival, where it won the "Overall Excellence Award" for Outstanding Musical. For more information visit WeinbergCenter.org, or call 301-600-2828.

     
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22 Thursday
  7:30 pm Legendary journalist Ted Koppel will take the stage at the Weinberg Center for the Arts as part of the 2018 Frederick Speaker Series. Best known as the former anchor and managing editor of ABC’s "Nightline," the award-winning journalist now serves as an analyst for NPR and a contributing columnist for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. With his trademark wisdom, wit, and warmth, Koppel will share his observations on the state of the world, providing an unmatched analysis of today’s headlines and the people behind the scenes.

A separately ticketed meet-and-greet reception will take place immediately following the presentation. These exclusive events provide a chance for fans to meet the speaker, take pictures, and obtain autographs. All of the proceeds from the meet-and-greet receptions benefit children’s programs at Frederick County Public Libraries.

During more than 50 years that he has worked as a professional journalist, Ted Koppel has embodied the term "eyewitness to history." He covered John F. Kennedy’s funeral in 1963, Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign in 1964, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Koppel also covered a succession of ten conflicts as an ABC News war correspondent, beginning with Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia in 1967, 1969, 1970 and 1971 and finally as an embedded correspondent with the 3rd armored infantry division during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Over the course of 26 years as anchor and managing editor of "Nightline," Koppel became the longest serving news anchor in U.S. broadcast history. After leaving ABC in 2005, Koppel and his colleagues produced 20 hours of documentaries for the Discovery Network, where he served as managing editor. Since then, he has worked as a contributing analyst for BBC America and a special correspondent for the NBC News magazine program, "Rock Center."

In 2012, New York University named Koppel one of the "100 outstanding journalists in the United States in the last 100 years. When he left ABC News after 42 years, he was the most honored reporter in that network’s history, having received more Overseas Press Club awards than the previous record holder, Edward R. Murrow, and eight George Foster Peabody awards. Television’s equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize is the Columbia-DuPont award; Koppel has won 12. He has also been awarded 42 Emmys, including one for lifetime achievement.

Koppel’s most recent book "Lights Out," a 2015 New York Times bestseller, examines a threat unique to our time and evaluates potential ways for America to prepare for a cyber-catastrophe. Koppel serves as commentator and non-fiction book reviewer for the National Public Radio. He is also a contributing columnist to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. As of February 2016, Koppel has undertaken a new assignment for CBS News as Senior Contributor to "The CBS Sunday Morning Show."

Tickets begin at $50 and may be purchased online at WeinbergCenter.org, or by calling the Box Office at 301.600.2828, or in person at 20 West Patrick St. Discounts are available for students, children, military, and seniors. For information about Meet and Greet tickets, please call the box office.

     
23 Friday  
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish 7th annual Lenten Fish Fry Dinners.  Dine In or Take Out. Children under 5 eat free. For more information call 717-334-4048 or visit www.stfxcc.org.  Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg.
     
24 Saturday  
  7 p.m. Weinberg Center for the Arts presents Teelin Irish Dance Company's celebrated show "Celtic Storm." The Columbia-based, award-winning company has enthralled audiences around the world with their cutting-edge choreography since 2001.

In addition to numerous performances at public, private, and corporate events, the Teelin Irish Dance Company is also well known for its original productions of feature-length stage shows: Portraits of Ireland (2006-2011), StepDance (2012-2013), and Sláinte (2014). The group has appeared on stage at a number of prestigious venues, including the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore, Stephens Hall Theatre at Towson University, the Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park, and the Meyerhoff Auditorium at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Tickets begin at $25 and may be purchased online at WeinbergCenter.org, by calling the Box Office at 301.600.2828, or in person at 20 West Patrick St. Discounts are available for students, children, military, and seniors.

     
25 Sunday  
     
26 Monday  
     
27 Tuesday  
     
28 Wed  
     
29 Thursday
     
30 Friday  
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish 7th annual Lenten Fish Fry Dinners.  Dine In or Take Out. Children under 5 eat free. For more information call 717-334-4048 or visit www.stfxcc.org.  Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg.
     
31 Saturday  
     

 March Events

1 Thursday  
  10 am Yard Sale at Elias Lutheran Church: Easter/Spring things, clothing of all kinds, books, kitchenware and you name it! For more information call 301-447-6239.
     
2 Friday  
  10 am Yard Sale at Elias Lutheran Church: Easter/Spring things, clothing of all kinds, books, kitchenware and you name it! For more information call 301-447-6239.
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish 7th annual Lenten Fish Fry Dinners.  Dine In or Take Out. Children under 5 eat free. For more information call 717-334-4048 or visit www.stfxcc.org.  Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg.
     
3 Saturday  
  7 am Mount Hope Maple Madness. Sugaring, the art of making maple syrup, has been practiced for thousands of years.  People of all ages are invited to see this tradition brought to life by Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve naturalists. You will learn how trees are tapped, view sap-collecting methods past and present and see the boiling process that produces delicious maple syrup.Pancake Breakfast and Local Art & Craft Vendors, Maple Sugaring Tours.

All-you-care-to-eat Pancake Breakfast: $8 Adult / $4 Child
Maple Sugaring Tour: $8 Adult / $5 Child
“Sweet Deal”: Best Price — Breakfast & Tour: $12 Adult / $7 Child (under 3 Free).
  10 am Yard Sale at Elias Lutheran Church: Easter/Spring things, clothing of all kinds, books, kitchenware and you name it! For more information call 301-447-6239.
  10 am University of Maryland Extension Frederick County Master Gardeners present the following FREE seminar for the general public, beginning and advanced gardeners alike: "Creating a Pollinator Friendly Garden." Learn the 4 steps to attract pollinators to your garden. Find out how to build a pollinator-friendly habitat, including plants that attract pollinators year round. UMEFC Master Gardeners are volunteers who love gardening and have been specially trained to help other gardeners. Our mission is to educate Maryland residents about safe, effective and sustainable horticultural practices that build healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities. Register online: https://tinyurl.com/yaakyh8l, or call Lisa Strong at 301-600-1595. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start times. Walk-ins are welcome if there is room. UME Office, 330 Montevue Lane, (off Rosemont Avenue), Frederick.
  noon Elias Lutheran Church of Emmitsburg will hold its Annual Spring Supper featuring: Roast Beef, Turkey and Ham. The supper also includes filling, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, stewed tomatoes, applesauce and cake. Adults eat-in= $12 Children 6-12 = $4 Carryouts = $14. For more information call 301-447-6239
     
4 Sunday  
  7:30 pm Music, Gettysburg! is a free 20-concert series featuring international and local musical artists supported by both the United Lutheran Seminary and the wider Gettysburg community. Solemn Lenten Vespers for Lent. Contemplative music for a contemplative season, in a service of Evening Prayer led by the Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg. For more information about this and other concerts in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-339-1334 or visit www.musicgettysburg.org.
     
5 Monday  
  5:30 pm Served with Grace Free Community Meal at Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. Open to all.
     
6 Tuesday  
     
7 Wed  
  6 pm Mother Seton School S.T.E.M. Fair. Come see what our emerging scientists and aspiring engineers have to present during the annual Mother Seton School S.T.E.M. Fair. We invite you to stop by and take a peek at the various projects. You’re bound to learn something new—about our talented students, as well as about science! The public is invited to visit and see the projects that will be on display.  For more information visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
     
8 Thursday  
     
9 Friday  
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish 7th annual Lenten Fish Fry Dinners.  Dine In or Take Out. Children under 5 eat free. For more information call 717-334-4048 or visit www.stfxcc.org.  Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg.
     
10 Saturday  
  10 am Maple Syrup Festival at Cunningham Falls State Park. The festival takes place at the Houck Lake Area of Cunningham Falls State Park. Delicious food will be served including pancakes, sausage, sausage sandwiches and other items for an additional fee. Maple syrup products will be sold including maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy. A maple syrup making demonstration will start every hour. Kids can enjoy free games, stories and crafts in a large, heated tent. Live music will be provided by local bands. Pets are welcome in the William Houck area except in the dining/food service areas and on beaches. Pets must be leashed at all times. A donation of $3 per person is requested in lieu of the park entry fee. Youth group members are $2 per person. Children in safety seats are free. All money collected goes to the Friends of Cunningham Falls State Park and Gambrill State Park. For more information call 301-271-7575.
  10 am University of Maryland Extension Frederick County Master Gardeners present the following FREE seminar for the general public, beginning and advanced gardeners alike: "Small Space Gardening & Early Spring Planting." What techniques work best in small or limited spaces? Find out how to build and plant square-foot, vertical, and raised-bed gardens. Get tips and techniques for succession gardening.
Also learn what to plant and when. Some early spring planning and planting is required to grow many favorite vegetables—from potatoes to broccoli, onions to peas. We will also discuss the benefits of row covers and mulching. UMEFC Master Gardeners are volunteers who love gardening and have been specially trained to help other gardeners. Our mission is to educate Maryland residents about safe, effective and sustainable horticultural practices that build healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities. Register online: https://tinyurl.com/y7fyoopn, or call Lisa Strong at 301-600-1595. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start times. Walk-ins are welcome if there is room.  UME Office, 330 Montevue Lane, (off Rosemont Avenue), Frederick.
     
11 Sunday  
  10 am Maple Syrup Festival at Cunningham Falls State Park. The festival takes place at the Houck Lake Area of Cunningham Falls State Park. Delicious food will be served including pancakes, sausage, sausage sandwiches and other items for an additional fee. Maple syrup products will be sold including maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy. A maple syrup making demonstration will start every hour. Kids can enjoy free games, stories and crafts in a large, heated tent. Live music will be provided by local bands. Pets are welcome in the William Houck area except in the dining/food service areas and on beaches. Pets must be leashed at all times. A donation of $3 per person is requested in lieu of the park entry fee. Youth group members are $2 per person. Children in safety seats are free. All money collected goes to the Friends of Cunningham Falls State Park and Gambrill State Park. For more information call 301-271-7575.
     
12 Monday
     
13 Tuesday
  6 pm Pet First Aid Seminar at Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital. Join us at the Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital for a seminar in basic pet first aid and emergency preparedness. Learn things like basic bandaging, what constitutes an emergency, what to do until you can get your pet to the vet, how to be prepared in case of an emergency, common toxins for your pet to avoid and what items should be in a pet first aid kit. For more information call 301-447-6237 or visit emmitsburgvet.com.
     
14 Wednesday  
     
15 Thursday  
     
16 Friday  
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish 7th annual Lenten Fish Fry Dinners.  Dine In or Take Out. Children under 5 eat free. For more information call 717-334-4048 or visit www.stfxcc.org.  Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg.
     
17 Saturday  
  6 am Taneytown Lions semi-annual Pancake Breakfast!  You can also mix and match other breakfast items including pancakes hot off the griddle, A & W sausage patties, sausage gravy, hominy, puddin’, fried potatoes, fruit cup, O.J., coffee & hot tea.  Adults - $8, Children 6-12 - $4, Under 6 – Free.  Taneytown Fire Co. Building – Memorial Ave. Proceeds benefits local community including Little League Baseball, Recreation Council
Programs, Sight Assistance, Pre-School Vision Screening, etc.
  9 am

10th annual Mountaintop Community Spring Event, at the Blue Ridge Mt. Vol. Fire and Rescue Company fire hall, 13676 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge Summit. As always, the event is free and open to the public.

This is the 10th year for this fund raiser to benefit the Amanda Bowders Community Memorial Garden. Have an item from the attic - have it appraised at our Collectibles Road Show from 9 - noon and visit with artisans, historians, crafters and authors - book signings by Allison B. Hanson, and James Rada. There will be a special bake sale table to benefit the family of a cancer victim, so bring your sweet tooth along as well.

Be sure to bring the kids and don't miss the magic show and balloon characters of Jim Greer at 12:00 noon. Listen to entertainment by Rich Fehle during the morning hours and enjoy good food from the fire company kitchen. For more information contact Lynn or Duke Martin at 717-642-5645 or jacksmtn@embarqmail.com. We hope to see you there!!

  10 am Maple Syrup Festival at Cunningham Falls State Park. The festival takes place at the Houck Lake Area of Cunningham Falls State Park. Delicious food will be served including pancakes, sausage, sausage sandwiches and other items for an additional fee. Maple syrup products will be sold including maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy. A maple syrup making demonstration will start every hour. Kids can enjoy free games, stories and crafts in a large, heated tent. Live music will be provided by local bands. Pets are welcome in the William Houck area except in the dining/food service areas and on beaches. Pets must be leashed at all times. A donation of $3 per person is requested in lieu of the park entry fee. Youth group members are $2 per person. Children in safety seats are free. All money collected goes to the Friends of Cunningham Falls State Park and Gambrill State Park. For more information call 301-271-7575.
  5:30 pm Mother Seton School HSA Shamrockin’. Held at The Links at Gettysburg. Join us for a lively evening in support of Catholic education! Cocktail hour, dancing, games, scrumptious dinner, and live and silent auctions. Get your tickets now while they last! $50/person or $385/table. Sponsorships also available. For more information email sbw79@comcast.net.
     
18 Sunday  
  10 am Maple Syrup Festival at Cunningham Falls State Park. The festival takes place at the Houck Lake Area of Cunningham Falls State Park. Delicious food will be served including pancakes, sausage, sausage sandwiches and other items for an additional fee. Maple syrup products will be sold including maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy. A maple syrup making demonstration will start every hour. Kids can enjoy free games, stories and crafts in a large, heated tent. Live music will be provided by local bands. Pets are welcome in the William Houck area except in the dining/food service areas and on beaches. Pets must be leashed at all times. A donation of $3 per person is requested in lieu of the park entry fee. Youth group members are $2 per person. Children in safety seats are free. All money collected goes to the Friends of Cunningham Falls State Park and Gambrill State Park. For more information call 301-271-7575.
     
19 Monday  
     
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22 Thursday
     
23 Friday  
  7:30 am Children's Nearly New Sale. Buy and sell quality, gently-used, seasonal children's clothing (infant-size 14), shoes (bagged in pairs), baby equipment, furnishings, toys and more! For a 45% commission, plus a small handling fee, the YWCA Nearly New Sale draws huge crowds of shoppers, sells your items for you, and the proceeds benefit the entire community through YWCA programs and services. For more information, call 717-334-9171, ext. 115
  3 pm Turkey & Oyster Dinner Family-Style at Graceham Moravian Church, Thurmont. Adults $20; Children 6-10 $10; Children under 6, free. Carry-outs $21. Craft and Bake Table available.For more information call 301-271-2379.
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish 7th annual Lenten Fish Fry Dinners.  Dine In or Take Out. Children under 5 eat free. For more information call 717-334-4048 or visit www.stfxcc.org.  Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg.
     
24 Saturday  
  8:30 am Children's Nearly New Sale. Buy and sell quality, gently-used, seasonal children's clothing (infant-size 14), shoes (bagged in pairs), baby equipment, furnishings, toys and more! For a 45% commission, plus a small handling fee, the YWCA Nearly New Sale draws huge crowds of shoppers, sells your items for you, and the proceeds benefit the entire community through YWCA programs and services. For more information, call 717-334-9171, ext. 115
  10 am University of Maryland Extension Frederick County Master Gardeners present the following FREE seminar for the general public, beginning and advanced gardeners alike: "Help the Chesapeake! 8 Easy Steps to a Bay-Wise Certified Landscape." Learn how to encourage wildlife; control storm water runoff; mow & water efficiently; mulch appropriately & recycle yard waste; fertilize, plant & manage yard pests wisely; and protect the waterfront. UMEFC Master Gardeners are volunteers who love gardening and have been specially trained to help other gardeners. Our mission is to educate Maryland residents about safe, effective and sustainable horticultural practices that build healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities. Register by calling Lisa Strong at 301-600-1595. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start times. Walk-ins are welcome if there is room. UME Office, 330 Montevue Lane, (off Rosemont Avenue), Frederick.
  3 pm Turkey & Oyster Dinner Family-Style at Graceham Moravian Church, Thurmont. Adults $20; Children 6-10 $10; Children under 6, free. Carry-outs $21. Craft and Bake Table available.For more information call 301-271-2379.
     
25 Sunday  
     
26 Monday  
     
27 Tuesday  
     
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29 Thursday
     
30 Friday  
     
31 Saturday  
  11 am 1st Annual Easter Egg Roll & Hunt at the Lodges oat Gettysburg. No cost to attend the event. Please pre-register so we know how many to expect. Easter Egg decorating (The Lodges will supply all materials). Children will compete and roll their egg with a spoon in designated lanes to win a special prize. Roll times to be determined, but likely every 15-30 minutes. Bring your own basket for an Easter egg hunt on property. Photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. For more information or to register, call 717-642-2500 or email info@thelodgesatgettysburg.com.