Oct. 15, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: October 15-21, 2017

Cinemondays - Free Weekly Screenings at Area 31, October 16, 2017

Free weekly film screenings, featuring select films from Janus Films' Criterion Collection. Discussion follows; BYOB. This Monday's movie fits October's horror theme: House.

To find out more, call (301) 401-8117 or check out the official website here:
http://www.area-31.com/screenings/

250th Town Talk, Middletown, October 17, 2017

Middletown is chock-full of businesses with long histories that have shaped our community. Join us this evening to get the inside scoop of some and history of Gladhill's, Main's Ice Cream/Main Cup, and The Middletown Valley Bank. Meeting at the Main Cup! 6:30pm.

To find out more, head to the event page here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/726914217460749

Candlelight Restorative Yoga & Wine Tasting, October 20, 2017

Get grounded and celebrate yourself with Carrie Dennison from Ananda Shala Yoga Studio as she leads you in a restorative yoga practice in the beauty of candlelight. Certified Pure Therapeutic-quality doTERRA Essential Oils will be infused throughout the class in various ways to lift our mood, spark creativity, and promote confidence.This practice will be focused around nurturing yourself, embracing self-love and building self-confidence. Carrie will close the practice with a guided meditation. After the yoga there will be a tasting of Catoctin Breeze Vineyard's varietal and blended wines. No yoga experience required! No need to bring a mat... all props will be provided. No outside alcohol allowed… bottles are available for purchase. Must register in advance - space is limited. Cost of tasting including in the ticket price.

To find out more, call (240) 578-3831 or head to the official website here:
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=5250&stype=-8&sView=week&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000263&date=10/20/17

Battlefield Hikes, October 21, 2017

Join a park ranger for one or all three hikes and walk in the footsteps of the soldiers who fought at the Battle of Monocacy. Each hike is less than two miles & will focus on the tactics & troop movements of the "Battle That Saved Washington." Allow two hours for each hike. Closed-toed shoes are recommended. Bring drinking water and consider sunscreen and bug spray for added comfort and protection. Meet rangers at the Visitor Center or show up at the hike location as noted.

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

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Allison Zerr

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Oct. 8, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: October 8-14, 2017

Maryland in World War I Book Signing, October 10, 2017

Author talk and signing at the C. Burr Artz Library with William M. Armstrong, author of Maryland in World War I: As Seen Through Photographs. 7:00pm-8:30pm.

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

Beer 101: The Foundation of Beer at Flying Dog Brewery, October 12, 2017

Beer 101 is an introductory course on how beer is made. It includes a step-by-step look at the brewing process and covers topics like: Beer history - Prohibition and the craft beer revolution - An in-depth look at different types of malts, hops and yeast - and The importance of water. 6:00pm.

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

72 Film Fest, October 13-14, 2017

Filmmakers from around the region had only 72 hours to make a movie. Students, amateurs, and professional filmmakers alike compete for awards and prizes. Every entry premieres on Friday night, with finalists, surprises, and awards on Saturday night. Support local film and screen artists and vote for your favorite to win the Audience Choice! If it’s your first 72, come out Saturday night. If you want to see everything come both evenings.

To find out more, call (301) 600-2828 or head to the official website here:
http://www.weinbergcenter.org/14769/72-film-fest/

Catoctin Colorfest, October 14-15, 2017

Colorfest, established in 1963, is one of the largest outdoor craft shows on the East Coast! The colorfest is not just an event, but an experience!  Amazing crafts, art, jewelry, clothing and a variety of delicious food is located throughout town. Demonstrations by various crafters will be taking place throughout the two days, including broom making, wood turnings, and wood carvings of flowers. Admission is free to the event but a small fee may be charged for parking at locations throughout town.

To find out more, check out the event site here:
https://www.visitfrederick.org/catoctin-colorfest-brochure/

 

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Allison Zerr

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Oct. 1, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: October 1-7, 2017

Rhiannon Giddens - The Freedom Highway Tour, October 1, 2017

Acclaimed singer-songwriter, banjo player, and fiddler Rhiannon Giddens brings her prodigious voice and fierce spirit to Frederick once again. Co-founder of the GRAMMY®-award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops and a fan favorite on CMT’s “Nashville,” this powerhouse musician returns to the Weinberg stage in celebration of her latest release, “Freedom Highway.” Don’t miss as original, traditional, and civil rights-era songs combine in an emotionally-charged musical exploration of history. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 7:30pm.

To find out more, call (301) 600-2828 or check out the official website here:
http://www.weinbergcenter.org/14384/rhiannon-giddens/

Deconstructed Applejack Tasting, October 5, 2017

Join Tenth Ward Distilling Company for a small and intimate deconstructed Applejack tasting. Tenth Ward's distiller will lead guests through the flavors of Applejack from beginning to end- starting with the apple and ending with a sample of our aged Applejack. The tasting will include a progression of Applejack samples at different stages in the aging process and a light food pairing. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to learn about the history of Applejack as a traditional American style brandy, and experience how aging with wood affects the flavor of a spirit. Visit website to purchase ticket.

To find out more, call (301) 606-8645 or head to the official website here:
https://www.picatic.com/deconstructedapplejack

Washington Metro Dachtoberfest, October 7, 2017

Do you enjoy the long and low things in life? What about being surrounded by hundreds of dachshunds of all sizes, types and colors? Check out WMDachtoberFest 2017. Great vendors, blessing of the animals, raffles, wiener races, costume parade, Woofminster Dog Show, and so much more! All well-behaved pets are welcome. Frederick Fairgrounds, 9-4:30.

To find out more, head to the official website here:
http://washingtonmetrodachtoberfest.org/register_for_the_fest

"Aviate, Navigate, and Communicate", October 7, 2017

Meet retired NASA Hall of Fame Astronaut, Frank L. Culbertson, Jr. Culbertson will share stories and photos about his time as a Navy pilot and U.S. Astronaut. Hosted by Frederick County Public Libraries at C. Burr Artz Public Library.

To find out more, call (301) 600-3760 or check out the event site here:
http://www.fcpl.org/

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Allison Zerr

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Sept. 22, 2017

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Sept. 21, 2017

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Sept. 18, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: September 17-23, 2017

Lunchtime Recital Series: Business of Making Music, September 19, 2017

Business of Making Music: Vice President of Operations and Sales, and Co-Owner of Potter Violins in Takoma Park, Maryland, violist Jim Kelly will begin this year’s Lunchtime Recital Series with a discussion of the importance of networking. He will be sharing insights from his 20 years of professional experiences on the dos and don’ts of social media and the importance of creating an “in person” as well as an “online” presence in the marketplace. Located in the Black Box (Studio) Theater, F142. Free Parking.

To find out more, email JRundlett@frederick.edu or check out the official website here:
http://calendar.frederick.edu/site/arts/event/lunchtime-recital-series---business-of-making-music/

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, September 21-23, 2017

Three guys, one dead playwright and 37 plays in 97 minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays that is as clever as it is bawdy and equally pleasing to the Shakespeare aficionado and the novice. Maryland Ensemble Theater, occurs on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through 10/1.

To find out more, call (301) 694-4744 or head to the official website here:
https://marylandensemble.org/

Flying Dog University: All About Malt, September 22, 2017

Flying Dog University has partnered up with Briess Malt & Ingredients to explain why brewers call malt the soul of beer. During the class, go into detail on growing and harvesting grains, malting, roasting malts, adjuncts, a milling and mashing demo, amylase and how malts contribute to the flavor in beer. The course will include guided tasting of malty beers.

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

Drunk and Disorderly: Frederick in the Civil War Walking Tour, September 23, 2017

Explore the chaos that encompassed Frederick during the Civil War. Drunk and Disorderly Frederick shares the stories of drink, bloodshed, and mysterious happenings that occurred in town.

To find out more, call (301) 631-1188 or check out the event site here:
http://www.facebook.com/fredcohistory

 

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Sept. 10, 2017

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

Double Feature - Maryland's Heart of the Civil War & Barbara Fritchie, September 11, 2017

Join the Frederick Visitor Center on Monday, September 11 for a double-feature film event! They will be showing "Maryland's Heart of the Civil War" and a short documentary entitled "Barbara Fritchie." Guest speaker: Chris Haugh, Community Relations and Historic Preservation Manager at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. There is no charge for this special event, but attendance will be limited to the first 60 guests due to capacity. Please email Cindy Yount, Visitor Services Manager, at cyount@fredco-md.net or call 301-600-4006 if you are interested in attending.

To find out more, call (301) 600-4006 or check out the official website here:
http://www.visitfrederick.org/

The Great Frederick Fair, September 15-23, 2017

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

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

Music of Maryland, From Colonial Times to about 1820, September 15, 2017

Music of Maryland, from Colonial Times to about 1820: P. Newman Lecture and Performance. Dr. David Hildebrand launches our program with a performance of early Maryland music, focusing on Frederick before and around 1820. Appearing in reproduction period attire, he will sing and play ballads and popular songs upon the harpsichord and period guitars and flutes. Given Frederick County's connections to Francis Scott Key, he will speak on the true story of the birth of The Star-Spangled Banner in Setpember 1814, dispelling many myths. 7-8:30pm. FREE!

To find out more, call (301) 663-0118 or head to the event site here:
http://www.facebook.com/fredcohistory

Discovering the Humanities Conference, September 16, 2017

Featuring the work of undergraduate and graduate students from Hood and surrounding schools. The keynote speaker is Dr. Bethany Wiggin, associate professor of German and founding director of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania.

To find out more, call (301) 696-3471 or check out the official site here:
http://humanities.hood.edu/conference-2017/

 

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Allison Zerr

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Sept. 3, 2017

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

Made in Maryland Gallery Show, September 1-30, 2017

The Gallery is featuring Maryland Themed ware for the entire month of September. Come in and see the variety and distinctive ways each potter has incorporated themes of Maryland and Frederick into their pieces. This is not your usual gift shop offering; rather an artistic take on the things unique to Maryland.

To find out more, call (301) 360-0640 or check out the official website here:
http://www.pottersguildoffrederick.com/

Connoisseurs Challenge, September 1-October 29, 2017

Connoisseurs Challenge is a flight of three wines and a sampling of grapes. The challenge is to select which grape corresponds to which wine.  Winners names go up on a wall of success. This is available at any time that Elk Run Wineries is open. Closed Mondays. Refer to website for open/close times.

To find out more, call (410) 775-2513 or head to the official website here:
http://elkrun.com/

Gyro Days - Mini Greek Festival, September 7-9, 2017

Enjoy authentic gyros, souvlaki and delicious pastries, while browsing the merchandise for sale. Occurring on September 7, 8, and 9 this week. Additional days throughout September, check website for full details.

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

Fall Fun Festival at Gaver Farm, September 8-November 5, 2017

Family fun on the farm includes corn maze, farm animals, slides, mini mazes, jumping pillow, hayrides to pick your own pumpkins and apples, Farm Market, bakery and delicious farm fresh food!

To find out more, call (301) 865-3515 or check out the official site here:
http://www.gaverfarm.com/

 

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Allison Zerr

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Aug. 28, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: August 28-September 2, 2017

Walkersville Southern Railroad Superhero Train, August 30, 2017

Come dressed as your favorite super hero! Train departs at 11:30am and returns at 2pm, with a stop in the park for a "bring your own" lunch and a super hero-themed story time presented by the Frederick County Public Library. This event will be held rain or shine.

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

Made in Maryland Gallery, September 1-30, 2017

The Gallery is featuring Maryland Themed ware for the entire month of September. Come in and see the variety and distinctive ways each potter has incorporated themes of Maryland and Frederick into their pieces. This is not your usual gift shop offering; rather an artistic take on the things unique to Maryland.

To find out more, call (301) 360-0640 or head to the official website here:
http://www.pottersguildoffrederick.com/

Fall Cupcake & Wine Pairing, September 2-10, 2017

Recurring weekly on Saturday and Sunday at Detour Vineyard & Winery in Keymar, MD. 4 cupcakes will be paired with 4 of Detour's wines. Reservation required, advance purchase required.

To find out more, call (410) 775-0220 or head to the official website here:
http://www.detourwinery.com/

Ice Cream Social at Heritage Frederick, September 2, 2017

Enjoy an old-fashioned day in this popular annual tradition in a beautiful Heritage Garden. This family event is a way of thanking long-term friends and welcome new residents and visitors. Choose your ice cream in a cone, dish, or root beer float. Crafts and games will be available for young and young at heart visitors.

To find out more, call (301) 663-1188 or check out the official site here:
http://www.facebook.com/fredcohistory

 

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Aug. 21, 2017

This Week in Frederick County: August 20-26, 2017

The Way We Worked: A Traveling Smithsonian Exhibition, August 24, 2017

The Smithsonian Traveling exhibition The Way We Worked, adapted from an original exhibition developed by the National Archives, explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affected the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. The exhibit will be at the Brunswick Heritage Museum, in partnership with the Brunswick Public Library. Museum hours during the exhibit: Thursdays 10-8, Fridays and Saturdays 10-6, Sundays 1-5. The exhibit is also open August 25-27 this week. Runs through September 9.

To find out more, call (301) 834-7100 or check out the official website here:
http://brunswickmuseum.org/

Distinguished Anthropologist to Speak at Hood, August 24, 2017

Hood College alumna Pat Wright, Ph.D., is the founder of Centre ValBio, a modern research campus in the rainforest of Madagascar that works to protect Madagascar’s unique and biologically diverse ecosystems through conservation science and projects that directly benefit the local people, including rural health care delivery. Wright will give a seminar, titled “Biology in Your Future: Will Tropical Places Survive?” at 1 p.m. in the Hodson Science and Technology Center, Room 131. She will give a public lecture, titled “Getting Stuck in Madagascar: New Discoveries of Forests and Fossils”at 7pm in the Witaker Campus Center Commons.

To find out more, call (301) 696-3663 or head to the official website here:
http://www.hood.edu/

Park After Dark, August 25, 2017

The Frederick County Nature Council invites you to experience the park like never before and celebrate their 30th anniversary with Park after Dark. Enjoy live entertainment, tasty treats, mock-tails, unique auction items, fancy s'mores and a brand new program in the natural splendor of Fountain Rock Park, after dark. All proceeds directly benefit the Frederick County Nature Council, a 501(c)(3) organization. Casual dress, though a natural touch is encouraged! $25, 18 and above.

To find out more, call (301) 600-4460 or head to the official website here:
http://www.naturecouncilfc.org/park-after-dark.html

LOVE's Flavor Experience, August 25, 2017

We are excited to host an interactive tasting experience! This event starts with in-depth information about why fresh olive oil is important for your health presented by the owners Maggie & Josh.  The experience includes a comparative tasting to learn how to characterize the differences between olive oils as well as house-made tapas made with our products served throughout the evening. You can BYOB to sip during the event and you’ll also take home a recipe for one of the delicious tapas we will feature.

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

 

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Allison Zerr

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