June 18, 2018

This Week in Frederick County: June 17-23, 2018

Hispanic Cultural Night & Dance, June 20, 2018

Join Frederick Salsa instructor Silvia Yacoubian under the stars every 3rd Wednesday at Sky Stage as she teaches you about hispanic culture through dance. Salsa lesson starts at 7pm followed by dancing to Latin beats by DJ or live. All ages, beer/wine available with valid, government-issued I.D.

To find out more, call (301) 662-4190 or visit the official website:
http://www.skystagefrederick.com/

Starlight Family Film Festival, June 21, 2018

Summer has finally arrived, and besides a serious influx of ice cream and firing up the backyard grill, it also means a sweet offering of outdoor movies for the 2018 Starlight Family Film Festival. Get ready to pack some epic picnics, pour some lemonade into a thermos, bring your kids, besties and pup, and enjoy family-friendly feature presentations under the stars. Movies start at 8:30 p.m., but at 7 p.m., the fun really begins! Each film will host exciting pre-movie activities and entertainment for the entire family. Movie times/dates may be changed or cancelled due to weather. Frederick County Public Libraries will announce any updates via social media.

For more information, head to the official website here:
https://www.fcpl.org/programs-events/summer-programs-fcpl/starlight-family-film-festival

FreeState Beer, Wine, and Seafood Festival, June 23, 2018

Join Linganore Winecellars for the FreeState Beer, Wine and Seafood Festival! We will be bringing together the Area's Best Seafood, Maryland Craft Brewers, Linganore Wines, Awesome Live Music, and a special appearance by Justin Schlegel of Justin, Scott, and Spiegel on 98 Rock. Your ticket includes a FreeState Festival souvenir glass for tastings of beer from eleven different breweries, and a variety of wines from Linganore Winecellars.

To find out more, call (301) 831-5889 or check out the official website here:
http://www.linganorewines.com/event/freestate-beer-wine-seafood-festival/

Sunset Float on Potomac River, June 23, 2018

Enjoy paddling by the light of the setting sun and experience the serenity and wildlife of the evening river. No paddling experience or equipment required. Evening is the perfect time to witness great blue herons, egrets, kingfishers, and the occasional eagle on the river. The trip will be for a duration of 3-6 miles, depending on water levels and sunset times. To make this trip a fun and convenient overnighter, make reservations at the Brunswick Family campground, which is the launching spot for the trip. Show up a bit early to set up your tent or camper before you take off down the river.

For more information, call (301) 834-9950 or head to the official event site here:
https://www.rivertrail.com/package/sunset-float-canoe-kayak/

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June 11, 2018

This Week in Frederick County: June 10-16, 2018

Sunset Yoga Among the Vines, June 14, 2018

Join Catoctin Breeze Vineyard for Sunset Yoga Among the Vines, led by Carrie Dennison, yoga teacher at Ananda Shala Yoga, Pilates, and More. She will guide you through an all-levels yoga practice followed by a tasting of Catoctin Breeze’s varietal and blended wines. Beginners and advanced yogis are welcome! Bring some snacks and extend your evening while enjoying the sunset views. No outside alcohol allowed… bottles are available for purchase. Please register in advance to save yourself some money! Need a mat? No worries – email carrie.a.dennison@gmail.com ahead of time and she will take care of you! Click here to purchase tickets.

To find out more, visit the official website:
https://www.catoctinbreeze.com/events/

Movie Night in the Park, June 15, 2018

Movie night at Middletown Park! Movie for June 15: Sing! Event starts at 7:00 with movie starting at dark. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for the whole family to watch on Middletown's giant blow-up movie screen. A variety of foods and snacks will be sold by local vendors.

For more information, head to the official website here:
https://bit.ly/1qWSxn2

FSO Meets the Beatles, June 15-16, 2018

The FSO's final Masterworks Series concert showcases full rock and roll with classic hits by The Beatles, Chicago, David Bowie, The Moody Blues, Stevie Wonder, Kansas, The Eagles, and more. Held at Frederick Community College.

To find out more, call (301) 685-3585 or check out the official website here:
http://www.mdtix.com/selection2.html

18th Annual Mid-Maryland Celtic Festival, June 16, 2018

New date, same great festival! Experience Scotland and the Celtic nations without the travel! Family-oriented. Honors veterans and wounded warriors. Highland games; Celtic rock and traditional music; bagpipes; dog friendly. Shop and find those unique Celtic items. Sample the finest Celtic foods and drinks (whisky, beer, mead) available. Sing or dance to the Celtic music. Rain or shine!

For more information, call (240) 818-8283 or head to the official event site here:
http://www.midmarylandcelticfestival.com/

 

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June 4, 2018

This Week in Frederick County: June 3-9, 2018

Our Common Heritage: Expanding Research of Frederick's African American Community, June 6, 2018

Hood College History students Alyssa Watson and Ramsey Saah share the results of their recent scholarship: "Separate, But Not Equal" (Athletics at Lincoln and Frederick Highs) and "The Great African American Educator: The Story of John William Bruner." Frederick Visitor Center, 6:30pm

To find out more, call (301) 600-1368.

Disney's Beauty & the Beast, June 8-9, 2018

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation!  The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress.  If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self.  But time is running out.  If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Disney's Beauty & the Beast runs June 8 - August 18, 2018, with performances every Friday and Saturday evening and matinees on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of each month.

For more information, call (301) 662-6600 or head to the official website here:
http://www.wayoffbroadway.com/

Frederick Wine Festival, June 9, 2018

The 3rd annual festival celebrating the most innovative wineries from across the state of Maryland returns to Frederick.  Showcasing an industry that is quickly growing to include many diverse and critically acclaimed wines alongside local music and regional eateries. If Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot make you swoon, and Albarino and Chardonnay are your go-to summer wines, then mark your calendars to join us in Historic Frederick.

To find out more, call (301) 600-2844 or check out the official website here:
http://www.celebratefrederick.com/events/frederick-wine-festival/

The New Market Historic House Walking Tour, June 9, 2018

Take a break from your Saturday routine and visit one of Maryland’s most Charming and distinctive small towns—New Market, just east of Frederick on the Old National Pike. The Events Committee is proud to present the 2018 Historic House Walking Tour. Included are some local landmarks—the first African-American schoolhouse in town, which was a log cabin; the Old National Hotel, complete with its original sign and a ballroom upstairs; the United Methodist Church, built in 1821; the Founder’s Inn, originally owned by William Plummer, a town founder, as well as several more distinctive and colorful properties. Other attractions and activities will round out this interesting and fun day— pottery demonstrations at The Village Potter, an exhibit of 19th children’s toys, and local archaeological finds at Town Hall.

For more information, call (301) 865-5544 or head to the official event site here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/166175274098892/

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May 28, 2018

This Week in Frederick County: May 27-June 2, 2018

Twilight Hikes, May 29, 2018

Prowl around the park with a ranger at twilight and search the trails for wildlife. Each hiking program will meet at the Gambrill Mill. Allow up to two hours for each hike. Closed-toed shoes and proper attire based on the weather are recommended along with drinking water and bug spray for added comfort and protection. Registration begins May 1, 2018. To register please contact Rangers Georgia Etter or Matt Borders at 301-662-3515.

To find out more, call (301) 662-3515 or check out the official website here:
https://www.nps.gov/mono/index.htm

Historic National Road Yard Sale, May 30-June 3, 2018

The BIG Yard Sale!!! This yard sale is 824 miles of roadside treasures along the National road. The Historic National Road Yard Sale, which extends from Baltimore to St. Louis, enters its 15th anniversary. Individuals will have the opportunity to explore America's first coast-to-coast highway, sample regional foods, feel the pulse of small towns, interact with other families, and enjoy the "thrill of the hunt.  For more information, contact Patricia McDaniel, Founder/Chairperson at 765-478-4809.

For more information, call (765) 478-4809 or head to the official website here:
http://nationalroadyardsale.com/

25th Annual Frederick Festival of the Arts, June 1-3, 2018

Celebrating 25 years, the Frederick Festival of the Arts invites art lovers to enjoy a showcase of the finest national artists. Vendors are hand-picked by local art enthusiasts, giving all who attend the best of quality fine art. Bring the family for food, music, and exceptional art!

To find out more, call (301) 662-4190 or check out the official website here:
http://frederickartscouncil.org/programs/festival-of-the-arts/

8th Annual Brewfest on the Farm, June 2, 2018

The 8th Annual Brewfest on the Farm features the best in area beers, great food, vendors, and live music. Proceeds benefit Hospice of Frederick County - Camp Jaime. Vendors, music, and breweries are subject to change. Noon to 6pm at Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm. Tickets available in advance for a small discount or at the door.

For more information, head to the official website here:
http://www.mdtix.com/milkhouse-brewery.html

 

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May 21, 2018

This Week in Frederick County: May 20-26, 2018

Flying Dog Film Series Presents 'The Terminator', May 18, 2018

Flying Dog Film Series presents: "The Terminator" (1984). Happy hour begins at 6:30pm! Movie summary: A human-like cyborg is sent from the year 2029 back in time to 1984 to carry out a deadly mission: he must kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. She is the mother of the man who will eventually lead a human resistance against cyborgs. Sarah has only one protector — Kyle Reese — who’s also been sent from the future. Kyle must find Sarah before the Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to hunt her down.

To find out more, call (301) 600-2828 or check out the official website here:
http://www.weinbergcenter.org/14336/the-terminator-1984/

Salsa Night, May 24, 2018

Dance the night away at Salsa Night! Lesson from 8:45-9, then dancing from 9 to midnight. Music by DJ Willie. Held at Vini Culture. $5 per person.

To find out more, head to the official website here:
http://viniculturewinebar.com/

Caribbean Wine Festival, May 26, 2018

While the steel drum band plays and the reggae beats fill the air, sip Linganore wines and enjoy the mellow vibes. There will be wine sampling and tours and wonderful vendors with art, crafts and great food.

To find out more, call (301) 831-5889 or check out the official website here:
http://www.linganorewines.com/event/caribbean-wine-festival-2/

Last Full Measure of Devotion, May 26-28, 2018

Over Memorial Day weekend, Monocacy National Battlefield will honor the casualties of the Battle of Monocacy by installing 2,200 historic flags.  Individuals, groups, or families interested in assisting with the installation of flags should be present to volunteer on May 26 from 9:00 am – 11:45 am.  Ranger programs specific to Memorial Day will be presented.

To find out more, call (301) 662-3515 or head to the official website here:
https://www.nps.gov/mono/index.htm

 

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May 14, 2018

This Week in Frederick County: May 13-19, 2018

Bike to Work Day 2018, May 18, 2018

Join Transit Services of Frederick County and The City of Frederick and many more for a fun-filled morning of giveaways, food, and good company as we celebrate Bike To Work Day 2018! This year's event will take place at the Frederick Transit Center on 100 South East Street, rain or shine, from 6:30am-8:30am on Friday, May 18th. Local dignitaries, vendors and hundreds of commuters will join you as you bike to work! Register now to secure your free t-shirt. To register, visit www.biketoworkmetrodc.org and select Frederick as your pit stop.

To find out more, call (301) 600-3543 or check out the official website here:
www.biketoworkmetrodc.org

The Civil War in the Middletown Valley, May 18, 2018

On September 13th, 1862, Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee marched into the Middletown Valley. They engaged in fierce battles with General George McClellan's Union Army at South Mountain and at Antietam. There were enormous casualties and many churches and homes were turned into makeshift hospitals to treat the massive number of casualties. The Myersville-Wolfsville Area Historical Society will sponsor a program that will focus on the care of the wounded from these momentous battles. Betsy Estilow, Professor Emerita at Hood College and President of the Board of Directors at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, will be our speaker.

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

Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour, May 19, 2018

Venture beyond the garden gates of historic, downtown Frederick in this unique tour featuring public and private gardens. From sweet fragrances and lush colors, to unique uses of small spaces, this tour is certain to inspire your green thumb. Live musicians and plein air artists will be in many gardens.

To find out more, call (301) 600-2844 or check out the official website here:
http://www.celebratefrederick.com/events/garden-tour/

Historic House Tours, May 19, 2018

Each historic farm at Monocacy National Battlefield has a unique history.  Get a rare peek inside these historic houses, learn about those who lived there, free and enslaved alike, and how years of war shaped their lives.  Each tour is limited to twenty people – reservations are required for each tour.  To register, contact Rangers Tracy Evans or Brian Dankmeyer at 301-662-3515.

To find out more, call (301) 662-3515 or head to the official website here:
https://www.nps.gov/mono/index.htm

 

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May 7, 2018

This Week in Frederick County: May 6-12, 2018

Rodney Atkins, May 9, 2018

The East Tennessee native, Rodney Atkins, has an impressive track record with hitting on sentiments that strike a chord with the country listener: he’s had five number one hits from his first three albums, from “Watching You” and “These Are My People” to his most recent smash, “Farmer’s Daughter,” (which quickly skyrocketed to platinum,) and he’s sold over four million singles in the past five years alone. Join the Weinberg as Rodney tours his fourth album “Take A Back Road” and hits our Frederick stage!

To find out more, call (301) 600-2828 or check out the official website here:
http://www.weinbergcenter.org/15803/rodney-atkins/

Sky Stage Literature Series, May 10, 2018

Sky Stage hosts a varying roster of poetry and prose writers and writers groups for readings followed by open mic on 2nd Thursdays from April through September. Come share your work with a supportive, appreciative audience under the stars! Beer/wine available with valid government-issued I.D.

To find out more, call (301) 662-4190 or head to the official website here:
http://www.skystagefrederick.com/

Bark in the Park, May 12, 2018

Enjoy an afternoon with your furry four-legged friend in Ballenger Creek Park for this Bark in the Park special event. Activities include: demonstrations, vendors, sample dog related products and services, agility courses, off-leash area, dog adoptions. Limit 2 dogs per owner.

To find out more, call (301) 600-2936 or check out the official website here:
http://www.recreater.com/554/Bark-in-the-Park

Maryland Craft Beer Festival, May 12, 2018

This exciting one-day festival will include beer tastings from 40 ALL-MARYLAND breweries (including a few breweries not yet open to the public!) pouring over 180 unique local craft beers. In addition, there will be live music, delicious food and fun local craft vendors. Tickets are ONLY available in advance.

To find out more, call (410) 252-9463 or head to the official website here:
http://www.mdcraftbeerfestival.com/

 

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Allison Zerr

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April 30, 2018

This Week in Frederick County: April 30-May 5, 2018

Grandparent's Day at the Farm, May 2, 2018

Green Meadows Farm has a special each Wednesday when the farm is open just for grandparents! Every grandparent gets one free admission to the farm with one paid general admission of $14.00 cash price (cannot be combined with other offers or specials). Price of admissions includes hands on with our farm animals as well as a hayride, cow milking, pig race and FREE sheep & goat feed. Our farm opens at 9:30am on weekdays. Admissions allowed up until 4:00pm but the farm closes at 5:00pm. Runs May 2-May 23, 2018.

To find out more, call (301) 865-9203 or check out the official website here:
http://www.greenmeadowsevents.com/

Key City Food and Farm Market, May 4, 2018

It's farmer's market season at last! The Key City market runs May 4 - October 26 outside the William Talley Recreation Center. 10-1pm: Farmers Market with locally sourced goods. 10-2pm: Food Trucks. Market will be held rain or shine.

To find out more, head to the official website here:
http://www.cityoffrederick.com/1135/Key-City-Food-Farm-Market

First Saturday: Mayfest!, May 5, 2018

Celebrate all things spring with Downtown Frederick's May First Saturday, "Mayfest!" Enjoy late night shopping, dining, live music, and a free trolley to guide your way, as well as other special events including a chance to build your own bouquet!

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

Frederick Running Festival, May 5-6, 2018

Frederick Running Festival features 5k and Kids Fun Run on Saturday and half marathon and 2-person team relay on Sunday. All events start and end at the Frederick Fairgrounds.

To find out more, call (410) 605-9381 or head to the official website here:
http://www.frederickrunfest.com/

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April 25, 2018

Here and There: Jose Reyes

I'm excited to keep bringing you interviews with local business owners at the Here and There with Allison Zerr YouTube channel!

This week I sit down with Jose Reyes, the manager of the Frederick location of the Silver Diner. Thank you, Jose!

Click the link to go to YouTube or scroll down to watch: https://youtu.be/SpPxPPpzrfo

 

April 23, 2018

This Week in Frederick County: April 22-28, 2018

CORE De FORCE at Sky Stage, April 25, 2018

CORE DE FORCE is the newest Beachbody Live format. It's an MMA inspired workout that combines boxing, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, with music to get you pumped. Certified personal trainer and fitness coach Marci LePore-D'Alessio leads you through 3-minute rounds of fight combination, spikes and conditioning movements and offers options for all fitness levels. There is no equipment needed other than a mat. Series runs from April 25 to September 26.

To find out more, call (301) 662-4190 or check out the official website here:
http://www.skystagefrederick.com/

Aged Vinegar: Surprising Ways to Drip, Dress, or Drink, April 26, 2018

An in-depth look at the joy of true, aged balsamic vinegars as well as wine and honey vinegars. Enjoy a comparative tasting and explanation followed by a sampling of mocktails and appetizers that can be made with unique vinegars at Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium!

To find out more, call (301) 228-3996 or head to the official website here:
http://www.loveoliveoilvinegar.com/

29th Annual Children's Festival in Baker Park, April 28, 2018

Children’s Festival is a free event for young children and their families. Children can enjoy hands-on activities and entertainment while their parents learn more about local early childhood programs and services.

To find out more, call (301) 662-4549 or check out the official website here:
https://fcmha.org/how-we-help/childrens-festival

South Mountain Spring Fest, April 28-29, 2018

Enjoy the South Mountain Trail for a fun filled weekend! Many business will be hosting activities, providing tours and offering delicious refreshments. Listed below are a few of the participating locations: Caprikorn Farms Artisan Goat Cheese, Willow Oaks Craft cider, Van Guilder Pottery, Penguin Forge, Distillery Lane Ciderworks, and Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery.

To find out more, call (301) 600-4047 or head to the official website here:
http://www.visitfrederick.org/

 

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