PSA for October 23rd through October 29th
Marvin Chapel Thrift Shop is now having an end of the season sale. Clothes by the bagful for the whole family, shoes, dishes, household items, artwork, books, etc. The hours are Friday and Saturday from 10am till 2pm. The church is located at 5101 Woodville Road, off of Rt. 144 between New Market and Mt. Airy. For more information please call 301.829.1656.
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine has the following upcoming events:
v “Bringing the Story of War to Our Doorsteps: Rediscovering Alexander Gardner’s Antietam Photographs” will be displayed at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum from October 5th thru December 1st. For the first time since the Civil War, Mathew Brady’s famous 1862 photographic exhibition “The Dead of Antietam” will be reproduced.
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is located at 48 East Patrick Street in downtown Frederick. For more information about their events please call 301.695.1864 or visit www.civilwarmed.org
The Pry House Field Hospital Museum is located at 18906 Shepherdstown Pike on the Antietam National Battlefield in Keedysville, MD
Mother Seton School will be hosting the following events:
This school is located at 100 Creamery Road in Emmitsburg, MD, and for more information about these or other school events please call 301.447.3161 or visit www.mothersetonschool.org
The Frederick County Humane Society is offering the following activities:
v Right now their emergency pet food bank is extremely low on supplies. For the next two months you may drop off pet food and supplies at Copy Doc Business Solutions. They are located at 436 West Patrick Street and their business hours are Monday thru Friday from 7am till 6pm.
The Frederick County Humane Society is the county’s oldest non-profit organization dedicated to helping pets and their families. They are located at 217 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick.
Saint Anthony Shrine will hold their yard sale and flea market on the first and third Sunday of the month from May thru October. They will be located on the corner of US 15 and St. Anthony Road in Emmitsburg. The cost to sell items is $10 per spot. For more information please call 240.529.2737. Lunch rights (food sales) reserved for St. Anthony Parish.
The American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake & Potomac Blood Services Region is seeking Youth to be greeter and refreshment volunteers at blood drives in the Central Maryland area. A commitment of 1-2 blood drives a month is requested. This position is offered to youth who have transportation, enjoy working with people and have excellent customer service skills. One hour orientation sessions are offered at American Red Cross offices in Frederick County. For more information please call 1.800.272.0094, ext. 1 or email TerryAnn.Karloff@redcross.org
To show appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, the National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents.
The Colorado and New Mexico wildfires have destroyed hundreds of homes and thousands of people are struggling and need your help. Samaritan’s purse has responded with emergency equipment and volunteers are helping families cleanup. To donate or volunteer please visit www.samaritanspurse.org
Every mother wants the best possible start in life for her new baby. That’s why there’s “Baby Blocks,” a new free, online interactive program developed by UnitedHealthcare and available in Maryland to HealthChoice members who are pregnant or new moms. The program is designed to inform women about the importance of prenatal and well-baby appointments. Baby Blocks offers incentives for completing prenatal, postpartum and well-baby visits, earning discount cards for clothing, teething rings and more. Sign up at uhcbabyblocks.com. HealthChoice is a programs of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Way Off Broadway Dinner Theater will hold their production of The Music Man, running thru November 3rd. Performances will be held every Friday and Saturday evening and matinees on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sunday of each month.
The Salvation Army will begin taking Christmas assistance applications in October. Toys and clothing will be provided for children birth through 12 years old only.
Monday, October 15th 10am-1pm and 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, October 16th 10am-1pm and 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, October 17th 10am-1pm
Thursday, October 18th 10am-1pm and 6pm-8pm
Friday, October 19th 10am-1pm
Monday, October 29th 10am-1pm and 6pm-8pm
Tuesday, October 30th 10am-1pm and 6pm-8pm
Wednesday, October 31st 10am-1pm
Thursday, November 1st 10am-1pm and 6pm-8pm
Friday, November 2nd 10am-1pm
All Christmas application sessions will be accepting 60 applicants per time slot. You MUST bring all required paperwork with you. There will be NO pending applications this year. For each adult in the household you must bring proof of all income and bills and a picture ID or birth certificate. For each child in household you must bring a birth certificate or medical card with date of birth, and clothing and shoe sizes.
They are located at 223 West 5th Street and for more information please call 301.662.2311
In honor of Hagerstown’s 250th Anniversary, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present a focus exhibition of art and artifacts related to Hagerstown and its founder, Captain Jonathan Hagar. The exhibit will be from September 18th thru October 28th and will coincide with many of the events planned throughout Hagerstown celebrating this important anniversary.
The Frederick Rescue Mission is now offering showers for the homeless and they are in dire need of toiletries. Please help with a donation of shampoo, soap, deodorant or other toilet articles that can be dropped off at the Rescue Mission or at Copy Doc next to Comcast on Patrick Street. Learn more at www.copydocbusinesssolutions.com
The 2012 Holiday Card Drive for our Local Troops serving in the Middle East will run from now thru November 20th. Help us reach as many service personnel as possible! For more information please call Lynn Jones at 301.432.4979 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also visit www.decalsandmore.com for more information.
The Frederick County Public Schools Earth and Space Science Lab’s Ausherman Planetarium will be holding the following events for the upcoming season. Doors are open from 5pm till 8:30pm for shows at 5:30pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm. They are located at 210 Madison Street in Frederick and admission is $5 at the door and online at http://essl.sites.fcps.org
Tuesday, October 16th – Bugs!
Thursday, October 25th – Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
Tuesday, October 30th – Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef
November 15th, 20th and 29th – Secrets of the Sun
December 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th and 20th – Mystery of the Christmas Star
Tuesday, January 15th and Thursday, January 24th – Dawn of the Space Age
Tuesday, January 29th and Thursday, February 7th – Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens
Tuesday, February 12th and Thursday, February 21st – Wonders of the Universe
Tuesday, February 26th and Thursday, March 7th – Forces of Nature
March 12th, 21st, and 26th – Wildest Weather in the Solar System
ALSO – Monday, November 5th will be the 50th Anniversary Open House from 1pm till 8pm
Wednesday, October 24th
The Frederick County Public Schools Career and Technology Center will be holding an Open House from 6pm till 8pm. You can get more information on the 22 career programs they provided, learn about potential careers and how to get started. For more information please call 240.236.8500 or visit www.careertech.net
Friday, October 26th
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a basket bingo at the Jefferson Community Center. Doors open at 5:30pm and games start at 7pm. The tickets are $15 per person and will also be available at the door. For more information, or for reservations, please call 301.473.5299
Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th
Halloween in the Park will be held at Codorus State Park in Hanover, PA from 6pm till 10pm. Events will include trick or treating which runs both nights from 6pm till 9pm only, family friendly hayrides, vendors, chain saw artist, a blacksmith and more. A $10 per car donation is requested, and flashlights are recommended. For more information please visit www.halloweeninthepark.org
Saturday, October 27th
There will be a Blood Drive from 10am till 2:30pm at Anytime Fitness in the Spring Ridge Shopping Center. This is to benefit Hayden’s Heroes, an organization established to help families suffering from a rare disease, histiocytosis. To make an appointment please call Audrey Windsor at 240.315.6816 or by email at email@example.com
The 4 Counties Lions Club and Mount Airy Lions Club are teaming up to fight hunger in the community. They will hold a food drive from 9am till 5pm at the Weis Food Market on Twin Arch Road and at the Foodlion on South Main Street in Mt. Airy. They will be collecting non perishable items, toiletries, pet food and monetary donations. This will benefit local food banks.
The 4-H Camp Center, located on Basford Road in Frederick, will be having an all you can eat turkey, country ham and fried oyster dinner from noon till 5pm. Adult tickets are $15 and tickets for children ages 5-10 are $7. Baked good and crafts will also be sold.
The Alum Bank Community Volunteer Fire Company will have their Annual Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale from 9am till 4pm at the Alum Bank Fire Hall in Bedford County, PA. Admission is free, there will be homemade vegetable soup, a MedStar Helicopter Landing at 2pm, a Halloween Parade at 7pm, and much more. For more information please call Cheryl at 814.839.2547, or on the day of the show please call 814.839.2490
Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program will be holding their Silent Auction/Pasta Dinner Fundraiser from 5pm till 8pm at the Lewistown Fire Hall Activities Building. There will be a spaghetti dinner, and tickets are $8 by calling 301.898.3587 or from a Program Member. Tickets at the door will be $10.
Bush Creek Church of the Brethren in Monrovia will hold their turkey, oyster and country ham dinner from noon till 5pm. The price will be $16 for adults, $8 for children 6-12, and free for under 6. For carryouts add $1.
The Roger Brooke Taney House museum and historic site will present the sights and sounds of the harvest bounty at this Goods from the Hearth program. It will be from 10am till 4pm, located at 121 South Bentz Street in downtown Frederick. Visitors of all ages will enjoy exploring early 19th century methods of food preparation and preservation, such as drying, smoking and salting. For more information please call 301.663.1188
Prospect United Methodist Church in Mt. Airy will hold their October Daze Bazaar from 9am till 2pm. There will be many crafts, food and more.
The HorseNet Horse Rescue in Mt. Airy will hold their Fall Festival from 11am till 4pm. Admission is free. Take a tour, browse the flea market, decorate pumpkins, enjoy pony rides and a moon bounce, plus more activities. For more information please visit www.hnhr.org
The Middletown Lions Club will sponsor an all you can eat country breakfast at the Middletown Fire Hall. It will be from 7am till 11am and the cost is $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for children 6-10 with children under 6 being free. For more information please call 301.371.9429
The Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Lovettsville, VA will hold a ham and turkey dinner starting at 4pm and is a free-will offering.
The Thurmont Lions Club will host the annual Fall Food Festival from 10am till 3pm at Bell Hill Farm off Rt. 15.
Calvary United Methodist Church Men’s Group will host it’s free annual pancake breakfast from 7am till 11am on West Second Street. This is open to the community.
Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th
Pipe Creek Church of the Brethren in Union Bridge will hold spiritual renewal services on both days. Services will begin at 6:45pm on Saturday and Sunday evenings with gathering music, and at 10:30am Sunday morning. Childcare will be available during the services and all are welcome. For more information please call 410.775.7343
Sunday, October 28th
The Animal Welfare League of Frederick County is hosting its second annual k9s in the Vines from 1pm till 5pm. This event is rain or shine at Linganore Winecellars in Mt. Airy. There will be many events for both dogs and their human companions to enjoy and the first 500 guests will receive a tote bag filled with goodies. The entrance fee is $25 per person and children under 18 are free but must be accompanied by an adults over 21 years old. Dogs attending must be friendly, leashed and current on all vaccinations. For more information please visit www.awlfc.org or call Karen Dow at 301.305.5364
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present the Gallery Quartet, no in its 36th season, in a program of chamber music starting at 2:30pm. This is free and open to the public. For more information please call 301.739.5727 or visit www.wcmfa.org
Trinity United Church of Christ in Waynesboro, PA is happy to announce the return of the four-part series, Bearing Witness. It starts at 6pm in Trinity’s Harbaugh Hall with the presentation of the film After Innocence. This movie tells the compelling story of the exonerated – innocent men wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for decades who were released after proving their innocence using DNA evidence. This event is free and open to the public, for more information please call 717.261.6390.
Hospice of Frederick County is holding an in-service on Monday, October 29th from 6pm till 7:30pm. Join them for heartwarming accounts of the experiences of six of their own volunteers caring for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease. They’ll talk about overcoming the challenges, appreciating the positives, seeing the miracles and more. This no cost program will be held at Hospice offices, located at 516 Trail Avenue, Suite C in Frederick. Registration is required by Monday, October 22nd. For more information, or to register, please call 240.566.3038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org