Irish Women’s Little Christmas

The day is January 6, 2015.  After much ado, the twelve days of Christmas have successfully been budgeted, baked, wrapped, roasted, bustled, decorated, negotiated, and wined into submission. In wee Ireland, upon the completion of these tasks, the lady of the house goes out to celebrate. It is the Feast of the Epiphany and the official end of Christmas. The twelfth day has finally arrived.

For many decades in the century past, an Irish woman would drape her woolen shawl over her shoulders and walk to the local public house. Along the way, she teamed up with other ladies for the evening. Participants relaxed and let the weight of the past weeks dissolve away. 

Ladies, enjoy this Irish tradition by stopping by the Shamrock Restaurant, located at 7701 Fitzgerald Road, along Route US 15, just outside of Thurmont, on January 6. Enjoy live music, a special ladies menu, and complimentary corned beef.

Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Events

The Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association in Fairfield will host the following events in January 2015: Bar Bingo at 7:00 p.m. on January 2, 9, 16, and 30; Wagner Shoot on January 3; Cash Bingo on January 4; a Meat Shoot on January 10; a Wagner Shoot on January 17; a Meat Raffle and Buffet on January 23; a Meat Shoot on January 24; an Oyster Feed on January 31; and a Wagner Shoot on January 31. 

Vigilant Hose Company’s Annual Spring Fling

The Vigilant Hose Company will host their annual Spring Fling event on May 16, 2015, on the grounds of Mount St. Mary’s University. It’s time to get your ticket. Contact Chris Stahley at 301-447-3081, John Glass at 301-447-3648, Gabe Baker at 301-447-2212, or Bill Boyd at 717-6423-9717 for more information or to arrange your purchase.

Super “Healthy” Saturday

Take part in the Super “Healthy” Saturday on Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 10:00 a.m.-noon with weight loss specialist Susan Torborg at Fort Ritchie Community Center. Learn how to use healthy recipes, take part in an interval training exercise class (bring your sneakers), learn how to eliminate your sugar addiction, create nutrition plans, and receive a wellness overview about toxic-free and “green living.”

A healthy lunch is included in this $10.00 session. Call Susan Torborg at 717-642-5977.

Open House at Stultz Fitness

Stultz Fitness, located in Fairfield, Pennsylvania, will hold an Open House on January 4, 2015, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Save the Date — 6th Annual EBPA Rock n’ Roll Relics Dance

The 6th Annual Dance fundraiser will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., at the Emmitsburg Volunteer Ambulance Company building, located at 17701 Creamery Road in Emmitsburg. Enjoy rock and roll sounds from the 50s and 60s. Tickets are $15.00 in advance; $20.00 at the door the night of the event. Sponsored by Emmitsburg Business and Professional Association (EBPA).

Take-a-Tour Tuesday at Mother Seton School

Mother Seton School, located in Emmitsburg, is hosting a Take-a-Tour Tuesday on January 3 and 20, 2015, at 10:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. On January 25, 2015, they will be holding an Open House from 1:00-3:00 p.m., with a spaghetti dinner from 12:00-4:00 p.m.

EBPA Featured Business Luncheon

Join the Emmitsburg Business and Professionals Association (EBPA) for a luncheon to celebrate the EBPA’s First Quarterly Featured Business, Sleep Inn & Suites, on March 6, 2015, from 12:00-1:00 p.m., at Sleep Inn & Suites. A buffet lunch is $5.00 during this event.

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