PSA for September 5th through September 17th
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 To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, the Pry House Field Hospital Museum is hosting a special exhibit of Civil War artifacts recovered from the Antietam Battlefield. The exhibit features a diverse collection of items found buried at the William Roulette Farm. The exhibit will be displayed from now till September 29th.
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 Shepherstown Pike on the Antietam National Battlefield in Keedysville, MD
Mother Seton School will be hosting the following events:
v 2012-2013 Registration is open at the school. Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Transfer Interviews and Shadow Days are now being scheduled. Enroll now. For application and tour please call 301.447.3165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
v Friday, September 7th – Opening School Mass will be held at 10:15am. All are invited.
v Thursday, September 20th – Grandparents Day will be held from 10:30am till 12:30pm.
v Thursday, October 4th – World Peace Prayer Service and Blessing of the Animals will be held, starting at 1:15pm. Followed by the blessing in the circle in the front of the school.
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
The Frederick County Health Department will hold it’s 2012 Rabies Vaccination Clinics at the following locations:
v September 11th at Thurmont Community Park
All clinics will be held, rain or shine, on a walk-in basis from 5pm till 8pm. Each vaccination is $8 payable by cash or check ONLY. All dogs, cats, and ferrets are welcome but, for the safety and comfort of all, need to contained, leashed, or in a carrier.
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
NorthStar Community Church, located at 11801 Fingerboard Road, Suite 16 in Monrovia has opened a cooling station. This site has the capacity to assist residents with basic necessities to survive the extreme heat conditions this summer. The Cooling Center provides an air-conditioned facility for when the National Weather Service declares a Heat Emergency Advisory. It has free movies, a library, a place to charge electronics and other activities. The site is opened from 9am till 8pm daily through the Heat Emergency Advisory. For more information please call Sharon Blache at 301.401.2456
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.
Calvary Weekday School in downtown Frederick will be celebrating it’s 50 year anniversary this coming school year, and Calvary Weekday still has a few remaining openings in both 3yr. old and 4yr. old classes. For more information please call 301.662.6783.
The Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation is taking registrations for a variety of recreation programs scheduled for this fall. Space is limited in these programs and pre-registration is required. All of the programs are held in a variety of parks and recreation centers throughout Frederick County for participants of all ages. For a list of programs and details please call 301.600.2936 or visit www.recreater.com
Friday, September 7th
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.
Hospice of Frederick County is holding an in-service from 9am till 12pm. The focus will be learning how to provide appropriate spiritual support to the terminally ill. This is a no cost program being held at the Hospice offices, located at 516 Trail Avenue, Suite C. Registration is required by the 7th, the in-service will be held on the 15th. For more information please call 240.566.3038 or email email@example.com
As someone with cancer, find out how you can participate in your own recovery. Come to Hope Connections for Cancer Support from 1:30pm till 3pm to see massage therapist Robert Fears demonstrate the gentle healing system of Ortho-Bionomy. For reservations and information about this free program, please call 301.493.5002
The Frederick 48 kickoff event will be held at noon in Linear Park in Carroll Creek. They will be located right across from Five Guys. For more information please vistit frederick48.org or call 240.409.3521
Saturday, September 8th
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is holding a special evening wine and cheese reception from 4:30pm till 6:30pm. This will be for their new exhibition Still Life: The Painted Image. Tickets for the reception can be purchased by calling the museum at 301.739.5727. Tickets are $15 for Museum Members and $20 for non-members.
Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church will hold their Peach Festival from 4pm until. They are located in Ijamsville and there will be chicken and ham platters available, served until 7pm. The Browningsville Band will start playing at 6pm, please bring your lawn chairs.
The Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance Co. will hold an all you can eat breakfast from 6am till 10am. The cost for adults is $7, children 6-10 are $3.50, and children 5 and under are free. For more information please call 301.834.8102
The Wolfsville Lord’s Acre Festival will be held, starting at 4pm. It will be located in the Wolfsville Ruritan Community Park and will benefit Salem Untied Methodist Church. There will be fresh produce, fancy needlework and crafts, homemade food, silent and live auctions, and much more. Admission is free, will be held rain or shine. For more information please visit www.salemchurchwolfsville.org or call 301.293.1616
The Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum will hold Trainfest Summer 2012 at the Washington County Ag Center on Sharpsburg Pike. It will be from 9am till 2pm and the cost is $4 for adults, children under 12 are free.
The TJ Band Boosters Yard Sale will be held from 8am till noon at the Frederick Church of Christ on North Market Street.
Covenant Baptist Church in Shepherdstown, WV will hold their third annual Celebrate Community event from 3pm till 9pm. This is free to the community.
A Fall Fest will be held at Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church from 8am till 2pm. There will be homemade soups, baked goods, jellies, and lunch items. The thrift shop will also be open. Vendors are welcome at no charge, please bring your own tables. For more information please call 301.829.1656
Union Bridge Fire Co. will hold their bingo banquet with doors open at 4pm, dinner at 5pm, and games starting at 6:30pm. For more information please call 410.775.0001
Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th
The 41st Annual Boonesborough Days will be held in Shafer Memorial Park in Boosboro. This is the oldest, continuous arts and crafts festival in Washington County. It will be held from 9am till 5pm.
Frederick Church of the Brethren will be having their LIFT Weekend on both days. For more information please call 301.662.1819
Monocacy National Battlefield will hold programs describing the events that led to the Battle of Antitam. Rangers will provide a program on the Frederick Occupation at 10am on both days. General Hill will provide programs at noon and 2:30pm on Saturday, and 11am and 2:30pm on Sunday. A special power point program on Special Orders No. 191 will be at 1pm at the historic Thomas House, which will be limited seating. This is on a first come, first served basis, and seating begins at 12:30pm. All programs and activities are free and open to the public. For more information please call 301.662.3515
Our Taste of History – The Civil War in Buckeystown will hold their inaugural living history event at 3601-3619 Buckeystown Pike. This event is free and open to the public, and there will be cooking demonstrations, dutch oven cooking contest for amateurs and youth groups, Civil War recipes prepared by local chefs, civil war music, an author’s forum, cannon firing demonstration, and much more. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, September 9th
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jefferson will hold their Fall Family Fun Fest Fundraiser at the field next to Valley Elementary School from 1pm till 5pm. There will be music and much more, admission will not be charged be they do ask for a canned good donation for the food bank.
Monday, September 10th
Hospice of Frederick County’s Bereavement Program is offering an on-going self help group from 5pm till 6:30pm. This group is to provide a safe place where participants can share their stories and express their grief. This program is no cost and will be held at the Hospice offices, located at 516 Trail Avenue, Suite A. For more information please call 240.566.3030 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, September 11th
The Literacy Council of Frederick County will be holding several informational meetings at area Senior Centers to recruit new tutors. Did you know that many people in Frederick County are unable to read a book or a newspaper or even speak English? Seniors are a great resource for sharing their knowledge and life experience. Anyone can learn to b ea tutor and no teaching background is required. There will be a session at Urbana Senior Center at 1pm. To register please call 301.600.7020