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 February Events

28 Tuesday  
  8 am Fort Ritchie Community Center Yard Sale.  For more information visit www.thefrcc.org or call 301-241-5085.
     

 March Events

1 Wed  
     
2 Thursday  
  10 am Elias Lutheran Church Yard Sale: Easter/Spring things, clothing of all kinds, books, kitchenware and you name it! For more information call 301-447-6239.
     
3 Friday  
  10 am Elias Lutheran Church Yard Sale: Easter/Spring things, clothing of all kinds, books, kitchenware and you name it! For more information call 301-447-6239.
  6:30 pm The 2017 Speaker Series at the Fort Ritchie Community Center will feature a journey through local and national history, as well as, insight into how dogs are being used to improve the lives of suffering American warriors.

The first of the three events will highlight the life of “Lewis the Robber”. Garry Johnson, a local history buff, will share the story of “Lewis” who is described as a Robinhood-type character that moved through the region in the 1800’s stealing from the well-off and then re-distributing that wealth to less fortunate citizens. In addition to running afoul of the law, Lewis also was adept at escaping from the law including a high profile escape from the Franklin County Jail.

Each event is held at the Fort Ritchie Community Center located in Cascade, MD. The evening includes catered Hors d'Oeuvres and the opportunity to speak with the presenter during a social hour. Tickets are $25 per couple or $15 per person. Proceeds from the Speaker Series support programs and services provided by the Community Center. The Speaker Series is underwritten by George and Christina Griffin. For more information on the Fort Ritchie Community Center, please visit www.thefrcc.org.

     
4 Saturday  
  7:30 am Mount Hope Maple Madness, held at Camp Eder! Sugaring, the art of making maple syrup, has been practiced for thousands of years. The tradition began in the Northeast United States centuries ago with the Native Americans and colonists. 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.

7:30 – 11:30am Pancake Breakfast and Local Art & Craft Vendors
9:00am – 12:00pm Maple Sugaring Tours (90 minute tour; last tour begins at 12pm and runs until 1:30pm)
Tickets available at the door:

All-you-care-to-eat Pancake Breakfast: $8/Adult and $4/Child.
Maple Sugaring Tour: $8/Adult and $5/Child
“Sweet Deal” - Best Price -Breakfast & a Tour : $12/Adult and $7/Child (under 3 Free)
Can’t attend the festival? Private programs available Feb. 15 – March 15, Tuesday – Saturday reservations available. Call the office in advance to schedule your organized group. Private program fees apply, minimum two week advance reservation required. For more information or to schedule a program call 717-642-5840.
  10 am Red Door Boutique presents: Intro To Crochet Class. Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Now is your time! Join veteran fiber teacher Heather Russell for a fun, relaxed 4 hour class (spread out over two Saturdays) and finally get this skill mastered, once and for all! We will learn how to choose yarn and hook, how to make a foundation chain, tips on tension, and the single crochet stitch in class one. In class two, we'll learn the double and triple crochet stitches, as well as how to finish our work, how to fix mistakes, and how to decipher crochet abbreviations. When you register, be sure to let Emily know what your favorite color is- yarn and hooks are included in your course fee.

Class is $50 per person
Call 443-331-3933 to reserve your spot or if you have any further questions. Registration ends Feb 25.
  10 am Introduction to Iyengar Yoga – Winter Class Series at Hollabaugh’s. Classes are accessible for students of all ages and physical conditions. Focus on wellness and join us!

Join Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Alison Lintal, for a yoga class on Saturdays this month at Hollabaugh’s. This introductory class is designed to meet the needs of those who have never before practiced yoga, those who have been away from regular study, and those who are new to Iyengar yoga.

Class Series: March 4th, March 11th, March 18th, and April 1st.

Cost: $50/4 classes ($12.50/class) – registration required / $15/drop-in, per class - no pre-registration required

Class size is limited to 10 students, so pre-register for the 4-week class series in advance to secure your spot. To register, call 717-677-8412.or email orchardiyengar@gmail.com for more information.
  10 am Elias Lutheran Church Yard Sale: Easter/Spring things, clothing of all kinds, books, kitchenware and you name it! For more information call 301-447-6239.
  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
     
5 Sunday  
  4 pm Music, Gettysburg! is a premier concert series featuring international, regional and local musical artists for the greater south central Pennsylvania region. Concerts are free and open to the public thanks to support for the series that comes from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, from businesses and from many individuals.
All concerts (unless specially noted) take place in the chapel of the Gettysburg Seminary. 

Aire Duo - Music for soprano and trumpet, from Susan Hochmiller and Steven Marx, two of the stars of the Sunderman Conservatory.

For more information, call 717-338-3000 x2197

     
6 Monday  
     
7 Tuesday  
    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. Judging takes place on March 8 at 6:00 p.m.. For more information visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
     
8 Wed  
  7:30 pm Majestic Theater presents: The Five Irish Tenors. Following in the footsteps of the great Irish Tenor John McCormack, The Five Irish Tenors combine Irish wit and boisterous charm, with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style to bring you a unique concert experience. Their tuneful program includes “Toora – Loora – Looral,” “My Wild Irish Rose,” “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” “I Hear You Calling Me,” “Danny Boy” and “God Bless America.”

For more information, call 717-337-8200.

    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. Judging takes place on March 8 at 6:00 p.m.. For more information visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
     
9 Thursday  
    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. Judging takes place on March 8 at 6:00 p.m.. For more information visit www.mothersetonschool.org.
     
10 Friday  
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish will host its sixth annual Lenten Fish Frys at Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg. Dine In or Take Out. Adult, Children and Reduced Portions will be available. Children under 5 eat free. For more information call 717-334-4048, or visit www.stfxcc.org.
     
11 Saturday  
  6 am Benefit Breakfast for Trisha Robertson held at Trinity United Church of Christ. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, puddin, hominy, scrambled eggs, chiped beef gravy, biscuits, juice, fruit cup, coffee.

Adults $8.50, Children (5-10) $5, under 5 eat free.

Sponsored by the Thurmont Lion’s Club and Trinity United Church of Christ.

  10 am The 46th Annual Maple Syrup Festival - at the Houck Lake Area of Cunningham Falls State Park. Food will be served including pancakes, sausage, sausage sandwiches, hot dogs and other items. Maple syrup products will be sold including maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy. A maple syrup making demonstration will start every hour and continue throughout each day. Live music will be provided by local bands. The Flower Hill String Band will play two of the days. Exact dates are TBD.

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. The "Friends" is a non-profit organization which has supported Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks since 1996. Previous "Friends" donations to the parks include Polaris vehicles, skid loader, rescue boat and motor, handicapped beach wheelchair, AEDs, power tools and other items.

For more information call 301-271-7574 or visit http://www.cunninghamgambrill.org/Events.html

  10 am Frederick County Master Gardeners presents winter seminar: Pollinators in Your Vegetable Garden
What type of pollinators are in your vegetable garden? This will be revealed, along with the mysteries of native bees and honeybees. Learn how to build a pollinator-friendly habitat in your garden, including plants that attract pollinators year round.

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. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start times. Walk-ins are welcome if there is room.
  10 am Red Door Boutique presents: Crochet Class. Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Now is your time! Join veteran fiber teacher Heather Russell for a fun, relaxed 4 hour class (spread out over two Saturdays) and finally get this skill mastered, once and for all! We will learn how to choose yarn and hook, how to make a foundation chain, tips on tension, and the single crochet stitch in class one. In class two, we'll learn the double and triple crochet stitches, as well as how to finish our work, how to fix mistakes, and how to decipher crochet abbreviations. When you register, be sure to let Emily know what your favorite color is- yarn and hooks are included in your course fee.

Class is $50 per person
Call 443-331-3933 to reserve your spot or if you have any further questions. Registration ends Feb 25.
  11 am Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company Toy Auction. The event is to be held at the Taneytown Fire Company Carnival Grounds.
  2 pm March Kids’ Cooking Class at Hollabaugh’s – When Irish “Eyes” are Smiling: Potatoes. Learn how to make several Irish-inspired potato recipes, so you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some luck o’ the Irish!

Hollabaugh Bros.would like to invite our young friends – ages 8-13 – to our kitchen! Our cooking classes are a great way to have fun with your friends, while learning a few cool recipes!  Class fee is $30 which includes recipe booklet, all ingredients and supplies.  Classes fill quickly, so call today to register! Visit www.hollabaughbros.com or call 717-677-8412 for more information.
     
12 Sunday  
  9 am Taneytown Fire Company toy show, to be held at the Taneytown Fire Company Carnival grounds. Admission $3. Children under 12 free. Free parking and food available all day.
  10 am The 46th Annual Maple Syrup Festival - at the Houck Lake Area of Cunningham Falls State Park. Food will be served including pancakes, sausage, sausage sandwiches, hot dogs and other items. Maple syrup products will be sold including maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy. A maple syrup making demonstration will start every hour and continue throughout each day. Live music will be provided by local bands. The Flower Hill String Band will play two of the days. Exact dates are TBD.

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. The "Friends" is a non-profit organization which has supported Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks since 1996. Previous "Friends" donations to the parks include Polaris vehicles, skid loader, rescue boat and motor, handicapped beach wheelchair, AEDs, power tools and other items.

For more information call 301-271-7574 or visit http://www.cunninghamgambrill.org/Events.html

  1 pm Catoctin Mountain Park offers Orienteering Classes at the park visitor center, 14707 Park Central Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. Participants will spend approximately one hour in a classroom setting learning to read a map and compass then venture outdoors to find orienteering posts located near the visitor center. The outdoor portion of the class requires hiking over rough terrain. Participants should wear sturdy shoes or boots and dress for the weather. Maps and compasses are provided. Class size is limited, and reservations (limited to10 per request) are required. Call 301-663-9388 to make a reservation or get more information.
     
13 Monday
     
14 Tuesday
  6:30 pm Mackenzie's Light bereavement support group will meet 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. For more information, call 240-288-1300.
     
15 Wednesday  
     
16 Thursday  
  2 pm Stitch and Chat held in the Emmitsburg Library Activity Room
Bring your current work in progress or a new project
for a get together with others who enjoy knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, embroidery, quilting, etc. All experience levels welcome.
     
17 Friday  
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish will host its sixth annual Lenten Fish Frys at Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg. Dine In or Take Out. Adult, Children and Reduced Portions will be available. Children under 5 eat free. For more information call 717-334-4048 or visit www.stfxcc.org.
     
18 Saturday  
  6 am Taneytown Lion's Club pancake breakfast in the building at the Fire COmpany Carnival grounds. All you can eat breakfast includes pancakes, eggs fried to order, sausage patties, sausage gravy, fried potatoes, pudding and hominy, fruit cup, orange juice , coffee and tea.

Cost: Adults $8; Children 6-12 $4; children 5 and under eat free

  8:30 am 4th annual Lucky Leprechaun 5k/10k & Little Leprechaun 1 Mile Fun Run. The Lucky Leprechaun is a festive, family oriented event for all ages. 5k/10k participants are welcome to use strollers as well as walk the 1 mile course. It is highly encouraged for everyone to costume-up! Awards for the best holiday wear will be given. All proceeds benefit the YMCA of Frederick County’s Annual Campaign.

Cost:
5k – $25
10k – $30
(5k/10k fee includes t-shirt for first 150 registrants.)
1 Mile (10yrs & Under) – $10
(Little Leprechaun participants will receive a draw string back pack!)

For more information visit http://frederickymca.org/events/event/2017-lucky-leprechaun-5k10k-little-leprechaun-1-mile-fun-run
  9 am 9th annual Mountaintop Community Spring Event. Held at the Blue Ridge Mt. Vol. Fire and Rescue Company fire hall, 13676 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge Summit PA. As always, the event is FREE and open to the public. This is the 9th 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 10 a.m. until 12 noon and visit with artisans, historians, crafters and authors. Be sure to bring the kids and don’t miss the magic show and balloon characters of Jim Greer at 12 noon. Listen to entertainment by Rich Fehle during the morning hours and enjoy good food from the fire company kitchen. For more information call 717-642-5645 or email jacksmtn@embarqmail.com. We hope to see you there!!
  10 am The 46th Annual Maple Syrup Festival - at the Houck Lake Area of Cunningham Falls State Park. Food will be served including pancakes, sausage, sausage sandwiches, hot dogs and other items. Maple syrup products will be sold including maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy. A maple syrup making demonstration will start every hour and continue throughout each day. Live music will be provided by local bands. The Flower Hill String Band will play two of the days. Exact dates are TBD.

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. The "Friends" is a non-profit organization which has supported Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks since 1996. Previous "Friends" donations to the parks include Polaris vehicles, skid loader, rescue boat and motor, handicapped beach wheelchair, AEDs, power tools and other items.

For more information call 301-271-7574 or visit http://www.cunninghamgambrill.org/Events.html

  10 am Frederick County Master Gardeners presents winter seminar: Small Fruits and Berries. 2017 is the Year of the Small Fruit! Learn how to choose, plant, maintain, care for, and harvest small fruits and berries. Check out recommendations for new varieties. Tips on when and how to prune will also be shared.

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. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start times. Walk-ins are welcome if there is room.
  1 pm Catoctin Mountain Park offers Orienteering Classes at the park visitor center, 14707 Park Central Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. Participants will spend approximately one hour in a classroom setting learning to read a map and compass then venture outdoors to find orienteering posts located near the visitor center. The outdoor portion of the class requires hiking over rough terrain. Participants should wear sturdy shoes or boots and dress for the weather. Maps and compasses are provided. Class size is limited, and reservations (limited to10 per request) are required. Call 301-663-9388 to make a reservation or get more information.
  1 pm Paint-Along Event at Hollabaugh’s: Tulips in Vase. Come spend some time with us at Hollabaugh’s on Saturday, March 18th from 1:00-3:00pm for a Paint-Along event: “Tulips in Vase”. A professional artist will walk you through the entire painting process. The basic design is pre-drawn for you. Beginners are most definitely welcome! Bring a friend (or two) and enjoy an afternoon of creativity and fun, or meet some new friends at Hollabaugh's!

Class fee is $35 which includes all painting supplies needed to complete a 16 x 20” canvas panel, along with some light refreshments from Hollabaugh's bakery!

Tickets must be purchased via Eventbrite: https://paint-along-with-deb.eventbrite.com. Please purchase your tickets no later than one day before the event, so we can plan on seating and supplies. Due to limited seating and planning for the supplies involved, tickets must be purchased in advance of the event and are non-refundable unless the event needs to be cancelled by Paint-Along Events or Hollabaugh Bros., Inc.
     
19 Sunday  
  10 am The 46th Annual Maple Syrup Festival - at the Houck Lake Area of Cunningham Falls State Park. Food will be served including pancakes, sausage, sausage sandwiches, hot dogs and other items. Maple syrup products will be sold including maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy. A maple syrup making demonstration will start every hour and continue throughout each day. Live music will be provided by local bands. The Flower Hill String Band will play two of the days. Exact dates are TBD.

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. The "Friends" is a non-profit organization which has supported Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks since 1996. Previous "Friends" donations to the parks include Polaris vehicles, skid loader, rescue boat and motor, handicapped beach wheelchair, AEDs, power tools and other items.

For more information call 301-271-7574 or visit http://www.cunninghamgambrill.org/Events.html

  1 pm Catoctin Mountain Park offers Orienteering Classes at the park visitor center, 14707 Park Central Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. Participants will spend approximately one hour in a classroom setting learning to read a map and compass then venture outdoors to find orienteering posts located near the visitor center. The outdoor portion of the class requires hiking over rough terrain. Participants should wear sturdy shoes or boots and dress for the weather. Maps and compasses are provided. Class size is limited, and reservations (limited to10 per request) are required. Call 301-663-9388 to make a reservation or get more information.
     
20 Monday  
     
21 Tuesday
7 pm Celtic Concert, featuring The Rogues “America’s Celtic Band”, back by popular demand! The Rogues will perform at the Marion Burk Knott Auditorium at Mount St. Mary's University.

Founded in Houston in 1994, The Rogues created a new genre of Celtic music with exceptionally well-played pipes and driving percussion. From street festivals to Scottish Highland games to performing with a symphony orchestra, The Rogues deliver a commanding performance. The Rogues perform high-energy music not typically heard on bagpipes.

Free advance tickets can be picked up (limit four/person—while supplies last) at the Emmitsburg or Thurmont Libraries beginning March 1st at 10am. Free admission and parking.
Tickets required. All ages welcome!

For further information, call 301-600-6329.

  
22 Wed
     
23 Thursday
     
24 Friday  
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish will host its sixth annual Lenten Fish Frys  at Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg. Dine In or Take Out. Adult, Children and Reduced Portions will be available. Children under 5 eat free. For more information call 717-334-4048 or visit www.stfxcc.org.
     
25 Saturday  
  9 am Hollabaugh Bros., Inc. will be hosting a FREE, walk-in event – “Meet the Grower” a Q&A Open Discussion with Bruce Hollabaugh. No registration required.

This month’s focus will be GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms). Feel free to come prepared with your curious questions about the Hollabaugh Family Farm and their practices. We hope you will join us for this informative, educational and helpful discussion. No registration required – this is a FREE, walk-in event. For more information, check us out on Facebook, call 717-677-8412 or go to our website at www.hollabaughbros.com.
  1 pm Catoctin Mountain Park offers Orienteering Classes at the park visitor center, 14707 Park Central Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. Participants will spend approximately one hour in a classroom setting learning to read a map and compass then venture outdoors to find orienteering posts located near the visitor center. The outdoor portion of the class requires hiking over rough terrain. Participants should wear sturdy shoes or boots and dress for the weather. Maps and compasses are provided. Class size is limited, and reservations (limited to10 per request) are required. Call 301-663-9388 to make a reservation or get more information.
  1 pm Ladies’ Spring Tea at Hollabaugh Bros., Inc. Hollabaugh Brothers Fruit Farm and Market invites all ladies (ages 13 and up) to join us at the market for a lovely early spring tea. We’ll start with an informal tea, featuring delicious recipes and baked goods. After we have time to chat with your friends and new acquaintances, we’ll conclude our gathering by creating a craft to add a touch of the season to your home. Cost is $30 per person, and payment is required at the time of registration. Call 717-677-8412 to register, and visit www.hollabaughbros.com for more information.
  4 pm Taneytown Lion's Club all you can eat shrimp and chicken feed. Event is held at the Taneytown American Legion Hall. Cost is $25 per person. Menu includes: steamed shrimp, fried chicken, macaroni salad, potato salad, chips, pretzels, cheese, beer, soda and water. Cash bar available.

For tickets, call 410-848-3163 or 410-756-2241.

     
26 Sunday  
  11:30 am Fort Ritchie Community Center Cash Bingo. Tickets (20 games) $20; the Works (20 regular games, 3 early birds, 3 specials, 3 50/50 tickets, 3 raffle tickets) $35. 50/50, tip jars, and food available. For more information, call 301-241-5085 or visit www.thefrcc.org.
     
27 Monday  
  6:30 pm Mackenzie's Light, a drug awareness support group will meet at the Thurmont Regional Library. Chief Eyler, Thurmont Police Dept. will speak on the current drug related happenings in the community. A drug related book report & discussion is also planned. Anyone impacted by family drug abuse is welcome. For more information, call 301-524-8064.
     
28 Tuesday  
     
29 Wed  
     
30 Thursday
     
31 Friday  
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish will host its sixth annual Lenten Fish Frys at Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg. Dine In or Take Out. Adult, Children and Reduced Portions will be available. Children under 5 eat free. For more information call 717-334-4048 or visit www.stfxcc.org.