Dec. 11, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: December 10-16, 2017

Carriage Rides in Downtown Frederick, December 15-16, 2017

The carriage will leave every 30 minutes for a memorable holiday ride with family and friends. The wagons will be led by a team of Belgium Draft Mules and/or a team of Percheron horses, and will hold 12 people. Make memories with your family riding in a horse-drawn carriage through Downtown Frederick! Carriage will leave every 30 minutes from Market Street in front of Brewer's Alley. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled ride time to check in. Pre-Registration is recommended.

To find out more, call (301) 600-1492 or check out the official website here:
https://www.visitfrederick.org/holidays/carriage-rides/

Friday Night Music, December 15, 2017

Black Ankle Vineyards offers live music every Friday evening, rain or shine starting at 6pm. You are welcome to bring a picnic, extra chairs, and your friends and family.  It tends to get pretty busy around 6pm, and seating is first come first served, so arrive as early as possible.  You are welcome to order by the glass, bottle, or do a tasting at one of the tasting bars. 

To find out more, head to the official website here:
https://www.blackankle.com/visit-us/friday-night-music

Holiday Scavenger Hunt, December 16, 2017

On December 16, stop by Surelocked In Escape Games (220 N Market St) to pick up a Clue Sheet and compete in the ultimate Holiday Scavenger Hunt! Be sure to turn in your completed sheet by 9pm to be entered for a chance to win prizes from downtown businesses. To see a list of participating locations, as well as other special events happening on December 16, visit downtownfrederick.org.

To find out more, call (301) 698-8118 or check out the official website here:
http://www.downtownfrederick.org/

Christmas Tour of Historic Country Churches, December 16, 2017

The self-drive tour of 11 country churches is sponsored by the Myersville-Wolfsville Area Historical Society. Annotated maps will be available at the Myersville Town Hall, along with free refreshments, a slide show and historical displays. Docents will be on site at each church to provide detailed history and to answer questions. Churches on the tour are: Harmony Community Lutheran Church, Harmony Church of the Brethren, St. John's Lutheran Church, Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Salem United Methodist Church, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, Pleasant Walk United Methodist Church, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. If the snow emergency plan is in effect in Frederick County on Dec. 16, the tour will be rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 17, from 1-5 pm.

To find out more, call (301) 926-4613 or check out the official website here:
https://myersville-wolfsville.weebly.com/

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Allison Zerr

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Dec. 3, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: December 3-9, 2017

Festival of Trees, December 6-7, 2017

Experience the historic 1820 residence transformed for the season with twinkling lights, wreaths and trees decorated by local individuals, businesses and nonprofits. Vote for your favorite! Located at the Museum of Frederick County History.

To find out more, call (301) 663-1188 or check out the event site here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/515702688765586/

Brinton's Brandy: Taste Civil War History, December 7, 2017

Taste Civil War history in this new partnership between the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and Tenth Ward Distillery. Reserve 1 or 2 of only 100 bottles of ‘Brinton’s Brandy’ by purchasing the “Brinton’s Brandy” package and be a part of a series of exclusive events hosted by the two organizations in Frederick, Maryland. Attend the kickoff at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine from 7:00 – 8:15 PM for a tasting, presentation, and discussion about brandy’s importance in America’s bloodiest conflict. It will include the story of Dr. John Brinton who used Cherry Brandy for a variety of purposes.

To find out more, call (301) 695-1864 or head to the official website here:
http://www.civilwarmed.org/event/brandy1/

The Nutcracker, December 8-10, 2017

The stunning artistry of the Maryland Regional Ballet and the beloved Tchaikovsky score combine to transport audiences to the Kingdom of Sweets. Under the direction of Joyce Morrison and featuring guest artists from the New York City Ballet and students from the Frederick School of Classic Ballet, it’s a holiday tradition at its finest.

To find out more, call (301) 600-2828 or check out the official website here:
http://www.weinbergcenter.org/14229/the-nutcracker-2/

Holiday Ghost Tours, December 9-23, 2017

Woven through Historical Accounts and True Documented stories of the Paranormal. This tour takes you where no other tour dares to go!  A Nighttime Excursion through “MARYLAND’S MOST HAUNTED CITY!” Tours are 90-minutes in length. Reservations recommended.

To find out more, call (301) 668-8922 or check out the official website here:
http://www.marylandghosttours.com/

 

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Allison Zerr

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Nov. 26, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: November 26-December 2, 2017

Distilling 101: Make Your Own Whiskey Course, November 27, 2017

This class from McClintock Distilling Company focuses on all the basics of distilling. If you have ever wanted to know all the ins and outs of distilling and get a hands-on distillery experience, this is the course for you. Course will cover the production of whiskey and gin and students will get a chance to see and work with a rye whiskey mash, fermentation and rye whiskey distillation in action. Personal workshops put on by the head distillers and industry experts in distilled spirits. This class is fully immersive and lasts 9 hours.

To find out more, call (202) 557-9914 or check out the event site here:
http://www.mcclintockdistilling.com/store/distilling-101-class

Chanticleer, November 28, 2017

GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer is known around the world for its seamless blend of twelve male voices. Now, “the world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker) ushers in the holidays right here in Frederick, putting their fascinating spin on beloved seasonal standards. Don’t miss this holiday kickoff full of old and new favorites for all ages, from classical to jazz, contemporary favorites, and everything in between.

To find out more, call (301) 600-2828 or head to the official website here:
http://www.weinbergcenter.org/14450/chanticleer/

"It's A Wonderful Life", December 1, 2017

Join the Weinberg for a FREE screening of "It's a Wonderful Life" at 7:00pm on Dec. 1. About the movie: An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

To find out more, call (301) 600-2828 or check out the official website here:
http://www.weinbergcenter.org/14772/its-a-wonderful-life-2017/

A Civil War Christmas at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, December 1, 2017

Places Through Time Living History, Inc. will provide a living history program entitled “Ought it not to be a Merry Christmas?” at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 1 at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard. How did Americans - both northern and southern - celebrate Christmas during the Civil War? Many of the customs and observances, some of which we cherish to this day, grew to be widely accepted during this terrible time of national struggle. But more than anything, we ought to remember the privations and heartaches of the soldiers far from home and their loved ones left behind. Drawn from the letters and journals of soldiers and civilians, this program transports you to a 19th century Christmas filled with the conflicting emotions of a country torn by Civil War - and resonates for our society today.

To find out more, call (240) 578-3831 or check out the official website here:
http://www.catoctinbreeze.com/

 

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Allison Zerr

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Nov. 19, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: November 19-25, 2017

WWI: The Homefront During World War I, November 20, 2017

Historian Jake Wynn discusses life at home in Frederick County during the Great War. Co-sponsored by Frederick County Tourism and hosted at the Frederick Visitor Center. 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

To find out more, call (301) 600-1368 or check out the event site here:
http://fcpl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=83381&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2017/11/20

Lunchtime Recital Series: Behind the Curtain, November 21, 2017

Frederick Symphony Orchestra Conductor Glenn Quader will conclude the Lunchtime Recital Series by sharing his stories and insights from the world of conducting. Everything you ever wanted to know and more, Mr. Quader will reveal the secrets and back-stage stories to the business of conducting during this informal question and answer open forum.

To find out more, head to the official website here:
https://calendar.frederick.edu/site/arts/event/lunchtime-recital-series---behind-the-curtain/

Frosty Friday, November 24, 2017

Kick off your holiday season with all day shopping in Downtown Frederick! Parking in downtown will be FREE, plus there is a free trolley that circulates downtown every 15 minutes to make your day a breeze. Downtown businesses will be open for extended shopping hours from 9am-9pm and select restaurants will be open for an early morning breakfast at 8am. Special events throughout the day include horse-drawn carriage rides, caroling and live music, make your own s'more stations, photos with Santa and holiday lights throughout downtown. Carriage rides are by reservation only. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride around Downtown Frederick! Each carriage ride lasts approximately 20 minutes and can accommodate up to 12 passengers. Each Ride is $12. Reserve your carriage ride here.

To find out more, call (301) 698-8118 or check out the official website here:
http://www.downtownfrederick.org/

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum Tour, November 25, 2017

Tour the home of a pioneer family of Frederick - the Brunners. It's the oldest house in the county open to visitors. Learn about the town's German heritage and the German way of buildng a house. Continues on weekends through December 9, hours vary at times, please call to verify.

To find out more, call (301) 663-3885 or check out the official website here:
http://frederickcountylandmarksfoundation.org/

 

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Nov. 15, 2017

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Nov. 14, 2017

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Nov. 12, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: November 12-18, 2017

Market Street Food Tour, November 12, 18, 19, 2017

Embark on a 3-hour guided walking tour and culinary adventure through historic downtown Frederick. You’ll enjoy food and drink tastings at unique local restaurants and specialty food shops while getting a taste of the city’s history, culture, and architecture. All food tastings are included in the ticket price and for most people are enough for lunch. Last tours this year are November 19!

To find out more, call (301) 658-7520 or check out the official website here:
http://tastefrederickfoodtours.com/

Speed Mentoring for Women in Science, November 15, 2017

Attendees can explore new ways to grow their network and optimize their career savvy. In addition to speed mentoring sessions, keynote speakers will include: “Optimizing your LinkedIn Profile” with Kyle LeBlanc, “Salary Advocacy for Women” with Deepti Gudipati, and “Interview Secrets” with Lisa Littlefield. STEM women in the Frederick area are welcome to attend, but registration is required at www.hood.edu/speedmentoringevent. During registration, participants can select their mentoring stations or sign up to participate as a mentor on a topic of their choice.

To find out more, call (301) 696-3600 or head to the official website here:
http://www.hood.edu/speedmentoringevent

Beer 401: The Science of Beer at Flying Dog, November 16, 2017

Beer 401 digs into the science of beer by exploring: The impact of water pH - What chemically is causing specific flavors from hops and other ingredients - The enzymatic pathway to the production of malt sugars - How to quantify the color of beer If this sounds intimidating, don't worry. We will discuss it in a way that will be accessible to all.

To find out more, call (301) 694-7899 or check out the official website here:
http://flyingdogbrewery.com/landing-pages/flying-dog-university/

Messiah and More, November 18, 19, 2017

Hood College’s 70th annual presentation of “Messiah and More” featuring the Hood College Choir, the Youth Choir from the Frederick Children’s Chorus, the Choral Arts Society of Frederick, plus Hood College alumni, soloists and orchestra – all under the direction of Lynn Staininger. Advance tickets available from the Hood College website and at the door.

To find out more, call (301) 696-3782 or check out the official website here:
http://www.hood.edu/

 

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Allison Zerr

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Nov. 5, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: November 5-11, 2017

Author Talk at Hood College: Old Plantations in New Lights, November 6, 2017

Teresa Moyer, author of Ancestors of Worthy Life: Plantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare and an archaeologist who works for the National Park Service, will be speaking on her work to restore the history of enslaved people to the Mount Clare plantation near Baltimore.

To find out more, call (301) 696-3696 or check out the official website here:
http://www.hood.edu/

Cooking with Beer at the Kitchen Studio Cooking School, November 10, 2017

Flying Dog University has teamed up with The Kitchen Studio Cooking School on a hands-on class where students will learn the dynamics of cooking with a variety of beer styles. The class includes five dishes made with and then paired with beer and will conclude with a family-style dinner.

To find out more, call (301) 694-7899 or head to the official website here:
http://flyingdogbrewery.com/landing-pages/flying-dog-university/

Botany for Beginners, November 11, 2017

Learn the tools that will help you identify everything from plant parts to plant families! Class is 1:00-4:00 at Fox Haven Farm. $10.

To find out more, check out the official website here:
http://foxhavenfarm.org/events/botany-beginners-november-11th/

Researching Your Veteran Ancestors, November 11, 2017

Researching your 18th and 19th Century Veteran Ancestors with Rebecca Koford. Taking place at the C. Burr Artz Public Library from 11-12:30. This event is FREE!

To find out more, call (301) 600-1369 or check out the official website here:
http://fcpl.org/

 

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Allison Zerr

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Oct. 30, 2017

This Week in Frederick County, October 29-November 4, 2017

Brunswick History and Ghost Walk, October 31, 2017

Learn about Brunswick’s oldest structures, the Berlin Cemetery, Old Berlin, The B&O Railroad, the Civil War, the business district, and some ghost stories of Brunswick. There is a max of 20 people per tour. The tour is led by James R. Castle. The cost is $10.00 per participant. All tickets must be pre-paid. The walk is about 1 mile long and starts at the Brunswick Heritage Museum. All proceeds benefit the Brunswick Heritage Museum! Space is limited so email Brunswickheritagetours@gmail.com to reserve your space. 7:00-9:00 pm.

To find out more, call (301) 834-7100 or check out the official event site here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1180892115344329

After Hours Tour at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, October 31, 2017

On the creepiest evening on the calendar, tour this historic structure, exploring the building’s history as they walk through the darkened galleries and offices. Staff and volunteers will share stories of Civil War embalmers, the building’s most infamous tenants, and their first-hand accounts of paranormal activity that has given the building the reputation as being the most haunted building in Frederick. In addition to a trip through the museum galleries, the tour provides exclusive access to the third floor where numerous sightings have occurred.

To find out more, call (301) 695-1864 or head to the official website here:
http://www.civilwarmed.org/event/haunted/

Candlelight Cemetery Tours, November 4, 2017

A Candlelight Excursion through the Labyrinth of Graves, Crypts, and Monuments of Historic Mount Olivet Cemetery. Final resting place of Francis Scott Key; Maryland's first governor; Civil War heroine, Barbara Fritchie; and over 700 Confederate soldiers. Also includes intriguing facts about the cemetery’s origin, tombstone design, grave robbing, mass graves, plus stops at other distinctive burial plots, crypts, and tombs, including the Key Memorial Chapel. Reservations required.

To find out more, call (301) 668-8922 or check out the official website here:
http://www.marylandghosttours.com/

Historic House Tour, Thomas Farm Open House, November 4, 2017

Each farm at Monocacy National Battlefield has a unique history. Get a rare peek at the historic Thomas House and learn about those who lived there, free and enslaved alike, and how years of war shaped their lives. Enjoy open house style tours from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm with ranger programs scheduled for 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. This event is FREE!

To find out more, call (301) 662-3515 or check out the official event site here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1913970792262884

 

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Oct. 23, 2017

This Week in Frederick County, October 22-28, 2017

Mall-O-Ween, October 23, 2017

Come into the FSK mall from any access point/entrance – starting at 5pm. Once you enter the mall turn to your right and work your way COUNTER CLOCKWISE throughout the mall stopping at all our vendor tables and any merchants handing out treats! Kids (and Parents): Wear your costumes! Bring your own treat bags/buckets, or stop by the Tots2Tweens table to get one.

To find out more, call (240) 397-6850 or check out the official website here:
https://tots2tweens.com/

Food Day Celebration, October 24, 2017

Food Day is a national event that encourages people to alter their diets and change our policies related to food. Seats to the free dinner at 5:30 p.m. will go to the first 75 people to register. RSVP at www.surveymonkey.com/r/Fall17FoodDay. There will be a keynote address open to the larger community at 6:30 p.m. by Stacy Carroll from Hungry Harvest. Enjoy food and fun at Hood College.

To find out more, call (301) 696-3600 or head to the official website here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Fall17FoodDay

Urbana Indoor Art and Craft Show, October 28, 2017

Over 65 crafters & artists sell their original handiwork. Items include artwork, photography, jewelry, woodworking, floral design, textiles, needlework, stained glass, seasonal and primitive crafts plus more. Breakfast, lunch & baked goods for sale. Urbana Fire Hall.

To find out more, call (301) 662-5769.

FREE Frederick Community Health Fair, October 28, 2017

The 10th Annual FREE Frederick Community Health Fair is hosted by the Asian American Center of Frederick in partnership with the Frederick Memorial Hospital. The event draws more than 1,000 attendees of all ages each year. Volunteers from the area’s medical and non-profit communities, service clubs and churches join together to provide a wide array of services, including flu shots; glucose, cholesterol, and Hepatitis -B screenings; oral, eye, and specialist exams; and more. Anyone interested in volunteering at the event is urged to complete an online enrollment application at www.aacfmd.org

To find out more, call (301) 694-3355 or check out the official website here:
http://aacfmd.org/frederick-community-health-fair/

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