Sept. 17, 2018

This Week in Frederick County: September 16-22, 2018

The Great Frederick Fair, September 14-22, 2018

Frederick County's single largest event, featuring 18,000 competitive exhibits, ranging from livestock, home arts, farm and garden to 4-H/FFA. A premier showcase for agriculture and education.

For more information, call (301) 663-5895 or visit the official website:
http://www.thegreatfrederickfair.com/

Wednesdays at Westview Concerts, September 19, 2018

Free concert on the Westview Promenade! This Wednesday's concert is the last one for the year. Come enjoy it while you can! This week's performers: Southern Charm, a modern country/classic rock group.

For more information, call (410) 561-1300 or head to the official website here:
http://www.shopwestview.com/

Fall Festival at Winterbrook Farms, September 22, 2018

Come visit Maryland's Largest Corn Maze with over 6 miles of trails! Pick from acres of beautiful pumpkins after taking a hayride to the field. Farm Animals, Mini Ziplines, Mountain Slides, Moo Choo Train, Round Bale Rollers, Pedal Karts, and more! Over 20 activities included in admission! Festival dates September 22 to November 4.

To find out more, call (301) 465-3801 or check out the official website:
http://www.winterbrookfarmsmd.com/

National Public Lands Day Public House Tours, September 22, 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. Participants will receive a coupon for free entrance to any national public lands that have an entrance fee.

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

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Allison Zerr

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Sept. 10, 2018

This Week in Frederick County: September 9-15, 2018

Sky Stage Literature Series, September 12, 2018

Sky Stage hosts a varying roster of poetry and prose writers and writers groups for readings followed by open mic on 2nd Wednesdays 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 visit the official website:
http://www.skystagefrederick.com/

The Great Frederick Fair, September 14-22, 2018

Frederick County's single largest event, featuring 18,000 competitive exhibits, ranging from livestock, home arts, farm and garden to 4-H/FFA. A premier showcase for agriculture and education.

For more information, call (301) 663-5895 or head to the official website here:
http://www.thegreatfrederickfair.com/

Sipping With Succulents, September 14, 2018

Grab your co-workers and your favorite bottle of wine and join Mar-Lu View Nursery for a ‘Sipping with Succulents’ workshop! During this 90 minute crash-course, you will learn about the importance of choosing a well-draining soil, how to know when to water, and finding a good location for your masterpiece! Bring your own planter, or select one from our ‘Arrangement Bar’. Soil & Succulents available for purchase. Class is free! BYOB.

To find out more, call (301) 662-6000 or check out the official website:
http://www.marluview.com/

Paint the Town Plein Air, September 15, 2018

Thurmont's 2nd Annual Paint the Town Thurmont Plein Air will be held at two of the covered bridge sites-Roddy Road Covered Bridge and Loys Station Covered Bridge.  Artists will begin painting at the bridge of their choice at 9:30 AM, and will have to complete their painting by 1:30 PM. All will gather at the Main Street Center (11 Water Street) for a 2:00 PM judging for first, second, and third place ribbon award. After the judging, art lovers will have an opportunity to met the artists and  purchase the artwork directly from the artists if you see one you like!

For more information, call (240) 626-9980 or head to the official website here:
http://thurmontmainstreet.com/

 

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Sept. 3, 2018

This Week in Frederick County: September 2-8, 2018

Sts. Peter & Paul Greek Fall Festival, September 6-11, 2018

The Sts. Peter & Paul Greek Festival celebrates Greek customs, food, and culture. Come and experience authentic Greek cuisine, live music, and traditional dance performances by the Dance Troupe. Each year, we feature vendors of beautiful Greek art, jewelry, books, religious icons, and more. Browse our Greek Agora Marketplace. Sample a variety of Greek pastries as well as imported wine and beer. Our kids' corner features a moon bounce as well as various games and activities. Free admission, free parking, and open rain or shine - large overhead tents will keep you dry even if it rains. Come and experience a slice of Greek life. There's fun and entertainment for the whole family!

To find out more, call (301) 663-0663 or visit the official website:
http://www.stspeterpaul.net/

Grape Harvest Festival, September 7, 2018

On September 7th, Catoctin Breeze will be smack dab in the middle of the harvest season, the busiest time of year at a winery. Equipment will be getting prepped, and we will be carefully monitoring each varietal to see when the ideal time will be to pick them off of the vine. Tours will be conducted, educating guests how we process the fruit, showing them our wine making equipment, and providing them with a basic idea of how we harvest at Catoctin Breeze. We will have live music from 5-8pm and BricknFire Pizza will be serving pizzas on-site from 4-8pm!

For more information, call (240) 578-3831 or head to the official website here:
http://www.catoctinbreeze.com/

Movie Night in the Park, September 7, 2018

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. Movie for September 7: Finding Dory.

To find out more, check out the official website:
http://www.middletown.md.us/index.asp?SEC=9E6AE7F5-5EB6-4509-9DCC-51E7812600BC&DE=085AE996-48E5-4EA5-A29C-D950270A1843&Type=B_BASIC

The Unplugged Festival: A Day of Battery-Free Fun, September 8, 2018

Come out for a day of rain-or-shine play celebrating classic toys and games like jacks, marbles, hula hoops, sack races, bubbles, and more. Check out local artisan vendors and grab some festival favorites like cotton candy and sno-cones. 1pm to 5pm.

For more information, call (301) 834-5591 or head to the official website here:
https://brunswickmainstreet.org/unplugged-festival

 

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Allison Zerr

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Aug. 27, 2018

This Week in Frederick County: August 26-September 1, 2018

Teddy Bear Picnic Train Excursions, August 29, 2018

Bring your favorite teddy bear and your lunch for an afternoon of fun with Goldilocks on the train. We will stop at the Walkersville Community Park for lunch. Story time is provided by the Frederick County Public Library Walkersville Branch after lunchtime. Rain or Shine. 11:30am - 2pm.

To find out more, call (301) 898-0899 or visit the official website:
http://wsrr.org/ws/

Fab Fridays, August 30, 2018

Excitement, energy, laughs.... they all await at the area's BEST entertainment center in the heart of Frederick County. And now on Fridays from 6pm to 12mid an adventure is just $6. So strap on a high-tech suit, enter the HUGE multi-level arena and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime ! PLUS - on Fab Friday enjoy pizza for just $1 a slice. And during Fab Friday, the winner of every game plays "Shoot to Thrill" - Take one shot... and if you hit the target WIN two free adventures.

For more information, call (301) 696-5555 or head to the official website here:
http://www.shadowlandadventures.com/friday-night-special

Ice Cream Social, September 1, 2018

Enjoy an old-fashioned day in this popular annual tradition in the beautiful Heritage Garden at the Museum of Frederick County History. This family event is the museum's way of thanking long-term friends and welcoming new residents and visitors. Choose your ice cream in a cone, dish or root beer float.

To find out more, call (301) 663-1188 or check out the official website:
http://www.frederickhistory.org/

Renn Fest in the City, September 1, 2018

Free Event! Wear your lord and lady costumes. Hennamorphosis will be onsite offering affordable Henna Tattoos. And Peaceful Glen Metaphysical Solutions will be onsite offering Tarot Card readings. In10se BBQ will be onsite selling Turkey Legs.

For more information, call (301) 662-4140 or head to the official website here:
http://www.everedysquare.com/events.html

 

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Allison Zerr

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Aug. 20, 2018

Market Update - August 20, 2018

Tune in for my weekly market updates and get to know Frederick County!

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Aug. 20, 2018

This Week in Frederick County: August 19-26, 2018

Kids Closet Connection, August 23-26, 2018

Connecting people who want to SELL their outgrown gently-used children’s items – clothing, toys, strollers, furniture – to those who SHOP and buy those items at huge savings. People SHARE their time and talents by volunteering at sales events, and also by giving unsold items to local charities.

To find out more, visit the official website:
http://www.kidscloset.biz/sale?sale_id=17

Starlight Family Film Festival, August 23, 2018

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. The movie for August 23: Cars 3.

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

Founders Day, August 25, 2018

#FindYourPark at Monocacy National Battlefield and join us in celebrating the National Park Service’s 102 years of serving the public. Cupcakes will be provided for the first 102 visitors! Join a ranger to learn more about the history of the National Park Service at 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.

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

Women on the Water Sunset Float on Potomac River, August 26, 2018

Join River & Trail for our new series Women on the Water. 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 website here:
https://www.rivertrail.com/package/sunset-float-canoe-kayak/

 

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Allison Zerr

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Aug. 15, 2018

Market Update - August 15, 2018

Tune in for my weekly market updates and get to know Frederick County!

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Aug. 13, 2018

This Week in Frederick County: August 12-18, 2018

Walking for Wellness, August 15, 2018

Do you like to walk but do not have walking partners? Would you like to improve your health and wellbeing? Then these programs are for you! These hikes are designed to introduce new hikers to the physical and mental benefits of hiking and enjoyment of nature. Join South Mountain State Park in a series of Appalachian Trail day hikes. We will walk to our destination using a leisurely pace, and after resting and enjoying the wonderful views, we will walk back to our departure site. Hikes range from 4.0 to 7.2 miles round trip. All hikes meet at 9:00 am. Bring snacks/lunch, plenty of water, sunscreen, insect repellent and wear comfortable walking shoes.

To find out more, call (301) 739-3104 or visit the official website:
http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/pages/western/southmountain.aspx

Sunset Yoga Among the Vines, August 16, 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 our award-winning 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. Need a mat? No worries – email carrie.a.dennison@gmail.com ahead of time and she will take care of you!

For more information, call (240) 578-3831 or head to the official website here:
http://www.catoctinbreeze.com/

Movie Night on the Creek, August 17, 2018

Love movies? So do we! Grab a blanket and a lawn chair and get ready to enjoy some of the best movies right here in Downtown Frederick! Make it a date night or bring the whole family, just be sure you get there early to claim your spot. Gates open an hour before dusk and the show starts at dark. Admission is FREE; beer, wine & snacks are available for purchase before and during the show. Pets and friends of all ages are welcome! August 17: The Lego Movie.

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

Key City Steampunk Festival, August 18-19, 2018

Key City Steampunk Festival is starting to look like a gathering of Makers in epic proportions. Doc Stone Studios will host Tobias McCurry, Dave Lee, Thomas Dean Willeford, Sara Neathery and James Neathery, Joey Marsocci, and Brian Fadrosh. All just the beginning of the fun with more coming in every day. That mixed with music from "This Way To the Egress" as the headliner in a Steampunk meets Dark Circus performance party evening on Saturday the 18th. and a command performance by Honey Bee burlesque will make for an extravaganza never before seen in steampunk. This will be an Immersive and theatrical weekend in which you will be a vital part as you bring your special magic to join ours.

For more information, call (413) 230-9234 or head to the official website here:
https://www.steampunkfrederick.com/

 

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Allison Zerr

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July 30, 2018

This Week in Frederick County: July 29-August 4, 2018


Civil War Walking Tour, August 1, 2018

Explore what it was like to live in Frederick during the Civil War. Stories include the last Confederate invasion of the North, the ransom of Frederick, and the Battle of Monocacy. Tour starts at the Museum of Frederick County History, 24 East Church Street.

To find out more, call (301) 663-1188 or visit the official website:
https://frederickhistory.org/programs/walking-tours/

Walking for Wellness, August 1, 2018

Do you like to walk but do not have walking partners? Would you like to improve your health and wellbeing? Then these programs are for you! These hikes are designed to introduce new hikers to the physical and mental benefits of hiking and enjoyment of nature. Join South Mountain State Park in a series of Appalachian Trail day hikes. We will walk to our destination using a leisurely pace, and after resting and enjoying the wonderful views, we will walk back to our departure site. Hikes range from 4.0 to 7.2 miles round trip. All hikes meet at 9:00 am. Bring snacks/lunch, plenty of water, sunscreen, insect repellent and wear comfortable walking shoes.

For more information, call (301) 739-3104 or head to the official website here:
http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/pages/western/southmountain.aspx

Veraison Festival, August 3, 2018

In viticulture, veraison is the onset of ripening, where the grapes begin to change color. Catoctin Vineyard will celebrate pre-harvest, and conduct tours of the vineyard specifically discussing the ripening process of the grapes, and why this time of year is critical for the overall health of the vines. Pizzas will be made by BricknFire Pizza directly on site from 4-8pm and there will be live music by John DuRant from 4-7pm.

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

2018 Community Fun Day, August 4, 2018

Community Living, Inc. is holding its third annual Community Fun Day for people of all ages on Saturday, August 4th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.! There will be tons of food, activities, games, and vendors! Plus music broadcast live from WFRE and Tranquility of Frederick. This event is totally free. Bring the family for an afternoon of fun! Special thanks to Wegmans for generously sponsoring this event. The event is free, but registration is preferred.

For more information, head to the official event site here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/437175690061580/

 

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July 23, 2018

This Week in Frederick County: July 22-29, 2018


Hospital Stewards in the American Civil War, July 26, 2018

Historian William Campbell will examine a critical piece of the Civil War health care system: the hospital steward. The hospital steward of the Civil War was an important part of the healthcare team whether in the hospital or in the field with the regiment. This presentation will briefly examine his role, responsibilities and duties, both from a military primary source, but also from the first person sources of the men themselves. The presentation will then examine the relationship of the hospital steward to nursing and the hospital nurses.

To find out more, call (301) 695-1864 or visit the official website:
http://www.civilwarmed.org/event/hospital-stewards/

Movie Night in the Park, July 27, 2018

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. This Friday's movie: Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back

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

StarQuest Annual Convention, July 28-29, 2018

Join StarQuest Convention for a weekend of family fun! Costume contest, celebrity appearances, raffles, panel discussions, trivia games and an After Party! Convention located at the Hampton by Hilton.

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

Walking Tour: Frederick's Civil War Hospitals, July 29, 2018

Throughout the American Civil War, Frederick, Maryland played a vital role to both Union and Confederate armies. Soldiers marched beneath the “Clustered Spires” on their way to battles at Antietam, Gettysburg, and Monocacy. But arguably the most trying moment in the city’s history came after the Battle of Antietam in the fall of 1862 when 8,000 wounded soldiers were delivered by ambulance to make-shift hospitals throughout Frederick. On Sundays at 3 PM, docents from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will explain how Frederick became “One Vast Hospital.” From the diaries and letters of the surgeons, soldiers, and civilians who were there, this guided walking tour will explore the locations of the city’s Civil War hospitals in churches, schools, and public buildings. Many of those same buildings still make up the historic district today.

For more information, call (301) 695-1864 or head to the official event site here:
http://www.civilwarmed.org/sundaytours/

 

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