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Library Events
 April Events
16 Monday
     
17 Tuesday
  9:30 am Mother Seton School Great Gardeners Preschool Program. Join us in welcoming spring by planting in our garden. Wear gardening shoes and a jacket, as the ground may be wet. In case of rain, we’ll play inside. Free. Ages 2-5. RSVP to Laurie Szukalski at admissions@mothersetonschool.org or call 301.447-3165.
     
18 Wednesday  
     
19 Thursday  
     
20 Friday  
  6 pm Gettysburg Foundation Spring Muster: a Friday evening program and on Saturday a choice of two Civil War programs followed by an evening banquet; fee; to register go to www.friendsofgettysburg.org
     
21 Saturday  
  All day Gettysburg Foundation Spring Muster: a Friday evening program and on Saturday a choice of two Civil War programs followed by an evening banquet; fee; to register go to www.friendsofgettysburg.org
  All Day Gettysburg National Park's  Junior Ranger Day: Programs designed to help children and families connect with parks in ways that engage them in exploring, learning, and practicing stewardship. At Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. For more information go to www.nps.gov/gett and www.nps.gov/eise
  8 am “Meet Your Legislators” Breakfast Buffet
New to the Gettysburg Area? Wish to meet your LOCAL legislators? You are invited to a Special
“Meet Your Legislator” Breakfast Buffet at the Dobbin House Restaurant, 89 Steinwher Avenue, in Gettysburg.

This all you can eat Breakfast, with all the “fixins”, is open to everyone who wishes to meet their Elected Officials and who have not had the opportunity to do so.

Though the breakfast is hosted by the Adams County Republican Committee, Chair Betsy Hower said, “Everyone is invited to come and have the opportunity to “break bread” with their local legislators. The price is very reasonable, $15 for adults.”

The following legislators will be present: US Congressman Scott Perry, PA Senator Rich Alloway, PA Rep. Dan Moul, PA Rep. Will Tallman and Commissioners Randy Phiel and James Martin.

Also present will be 13th US Congressional Candidates Doug Mastriano, Rep. Steve Bloom, Senator John Eichelberger, Dr. John Joyce, Retired Col. Doug Mastriano and Bernie Washabaugh.

Spring flowers will be for sale as in past years. For Reservations and more information please contact 717-344-6126, email eah7274@embarqmail.com,or mail check or money order to ACRC, PO Box 3415, Gettysburg, Pa 17325.

For More info contact Elizabeth Hower at 717-357-4424
 
  10 am University of Maryland Extension Frederick County Master Gardeners present the following free seminar for the general public, beginning and advanced gardeners alike: "Raindrop Rodeo: Reducing Storm Water Runoff." Saddle up and learn many ways that you can round up raindrops falling from the sky and harness them not only for watering your plants but to also recharge our groundwater. Learn about storm water runoff and how to wrangle it to reduce its effects on your own property and on our groundwater and streams. 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: bit.ly/FCMG04212018, or call Lisa Strong at 301-600-1595.
  1 pm Shroud of Turin: One of the World’s Greatest Mysteries
See the full size Shroud replica. Hear the history. Learn the science. Experience the passion of Jesus in a new way!
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Bruté Council #1860
at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 47 DePaul Street Emmitsburg, Maryland. For more information call 301-447-2326
     
22 Sunday  
     
23 Monday  
     
24 Tuesday
  
25 Wed
     
26 Thursday
  7 p.m. The Catoctin Forest Alliance presents "Up the Creek: Brook Trout in the streams of Catoctin Mountain. National Park Service Biologist Lindsey Donaldson will discuss the current status of native brook trout in area streams. The Community Room of the Thurmont Regional Library
     
27 Friday  
     
28 Saturday  
  All Day Hollabaugh Bros's: Bees & Blossoms Festival Weekend – Fun for the whole family – free – no registration required.
     
29 Sunday  
  All Day Hollabaugh Bros's: Bees & Blossoms Festival Weekend – Fun for the whole family – free – no registration required.
  8 am Graceham Moravian Church's Compassion Sunday. Learn about organizations showing compassion to children around the world.  8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont.
  4 pm Music Gettysburg's Hymn Festival - In honor of their retirement, texts by Mark Oldenburg, set to music by Stephen Folkemer, sung by the Schola Cantorum and the audience. 

Music, Gettysburg! is a premier concert series featuring international, regional and local musical artists for the greater south central Pennsylvania region.  For more information about this and other concerts in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-339-1334 or visit the www.musicgettysburg.org.

  3 pm National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton presents "Chat with an Author" - All are welcome to join us for Chat with an Author, featuring Colleen Duggan, who has written the book, “Good Enough is Good Enough: Confessions of an Imperfect Catholic Mom”. Colleen will be at the Shrine to talk about her book, respond to questions and comments, and will also sign books. The chat takes place in the theater that’s inside the Visitor Center. It’s sure to be an engaging and interactive conversation! Light refreshments will be provided.  For more information call 301-447-6606
     
30 Monday  
  7 pm Mother Seton School Fine Arts Night. Come experience our awards-winning arts program and enjoy an evening of art and musical performances from our talented students. You may spot the next Frida Kahlo or Glenn Miller. Visit www.mothersetonschool.org for more information
     

 May Events

1 Tuesday  
     
2 Wed  
     
3 Thursday  
     
4 Friday  
     
5 Saturday  
  9 am Grand Opening of the Emmitsburg Dog Park Community Park - 201 West Lincoln Avenue.
  3 pm University of Maryland Extension Frederick County Master Gardeners seminar: "Herb Day in the Garden." This special event in the demonstration garden offers a morning seminar where you will learn all about growing, harvesting and using herbs. In the afternoon, make and take a mini edible herb garden and learn about herb spirals. For more information call Lisa Strong at 301-600-1595.
     
6 Sunday  
  8 am Graceham Moravian Church's Worship with special music by guitarist/vocalist Mike Schirf. Sunday School for all ages, 9:15 am. Children, youth and adults are invited to join in the musical Are We There Yet? a new way of experiencing the Exodus story, to be presented June 3. Call for details, 301-271-2379. Pasta Lunch and Silent Auction to benefit children and youth camping fund, 12 noon. 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont
  3 pm Elias Lutheran Church present its third annual program to bring awareness to the epidemic of hungry and homeless children in the Emmitsburg area. The concert, under the direction of Cheryl Carney, will feature several soloists from the Elias Church family, the Handbell and Vocal choirs from Elias Lutheran Church, as well as other local artists. In addition to the music, information will be presented about the plight of local children who are in need and ways that we can all help. To borrow from the mission statement of the Boston-based group, Music for Food, “we believe both music and food are essential to human life and growth. Music has the power to call forth the best in us, inspiring awareness and action when artists and audiences work together to transform the ineffable into tangible and needed food resources." We hope our concert will help raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger in our area. Monetary donations will gladly be accepted and all proceeds will benefit our local children in need.
  4 pm Music Gettysburg! presents the Gettysburg Children’s Choir.
An annual tradition – the choir’s closing performance of the year, with all its astonishing musicianship and verve! For more information about this and other concerts in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-339-1334,or visit the www.musicgettysburg.org.
     
7 Monday  
  5:30 pm Graceham Moravian Church's Free Community Meal, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. Welcome, all!
     
8 Tuesday  
     
9 Wed  
  7 pm Presentation by Korey Shorb, founder of the The Up & Out Foundation, "a non-profit with a mission to educate the public about the disease of addiction, the consequences of untreated addiction, and the process of recovery," Time for Q&A to follow the presentation. Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont, MD, 301-271-2379. Open to all.
10 Thursday  
  9:30 am Mother Seton School May Crowning and Procession. Join us in the annual tradition of the May Crowning Procession, which honors the Holy Mother as Queen of Heaven and Earth. All, especially children, are invited to the special Mass, which culminates in the crowning of Mary on our Marian altar. Bring your own flowers to lay on the altar. Procession begins at 9:30 a.m. followed immediately by a special prayer service. Contact us at 301-447-3161 or visit www.mothersetonschool.org for more information.
     
11 Friday  
     
12 Saturday  
  10 am Frederick County Master Gardeners present - "Planting a Summer Garden to Feed Your Family." Join us in the Demonstration Garden for a hands-on experience planting the home garden. Learn about seeds and transplants, planting techniques, planting for pollinators, and basic IPM (integrated pest management).  For more information call Lisa Strong at 301-600-1595.
     
13 Sunday  
  4 pm Music Gettysburg! presents Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra Sunday. The best way to spend Mothers’ Day! The GCO will be joined by Gettysburg’s own John Wolfe, performing music for organ and orchestra from the Baroque and modern eras. For more information about this and other concerts in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-339-1334,or visit the www.musicgettysburg.org.
     
14 Monday
     
15 Tuesday
     
16 Wednesday  
     
17 Thursday  
     
18 Friday  
     
19 Saturday  
  All Day Creagertown’s St. John’s Lutheran Church’s Community Yard and Bake Sale - rain or shine to benefit the Bennett family. The family is currently dealing with several medical issues requiring trips to Shriners Hospital for two of their children as well as a future neck surgery for Jennifer, the children's mother.

Thurmont United Methodist Church will be joining us in the efforts. Spaces are available for "rental" for a fee of $10 and those wishing to rent a space are free to choose what they do with their own proceeds. We are looking for donations of items for the Yard sale and/ or baked goods for sale. If you nave any items that you wish to donate, please call Carmi Sayler at 301-271-2077. Lunch items as well as funnel cakes will also be available for sale. For more information visit www.emmitsburg.ney/sjlc
     
20 Sunday  
     
21 Monday  
  6 pm Mother Seton School Carnival. 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.
     
22 Tuesday
  6 pm Mother Seton School Carnival. 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.
  
23 Wed
  6 pm Mother Seton School Carnival. 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 Thursday
  6 pm Mother Seton School Carnival. 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 Catoctin forest Alliance present - Forged in Fire: The Art of Knife Making. Local bladesmith Erin Aylor will demonstrate his artistic endeavors in metal and other media and discuss his television appearance on the History Channel.  Thurmont Community Library.
     
25 Friday  
  6 pm Mother Seton School Carnival. 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.
     
26 Saturday  
  All day Mother Seton School Carnival. 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.
     
27 Sunday  
  4 pm Music Gettysburg! presents Wayne Hill and Friends. This program of music from the Civil War has been a hit up and down the East Coast; at last it comes home to Gettysburg!  For more information about this and other concerts in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-339-1334,or visit the www.musicgettysburg.org.
     
28 Monday  
     
19 Tuesday  
     
30 Wed  
     
31 Thursday