Thurmont Lions Club’s 14th Annual Christmas Ornament For Sale
The Thurmont Lions Club is excited to announce their 14th annual Christmas ornament! Once again, the ornament features the beautiful artwork of hometown artist, Rebecca Pearl, in her painting titled “Christmas Comes To Thurmont.” It depicts a scene of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus (as portrayed by John & Karen Kinnaird) in the Square Corner Park, listening to the Christmas wishes from a line of boys and girls and more!
These ornaments sell fast! To purchase, call Lion Susan Favorite at 240-409-1747 or Lion Albie Little at 301-271-2134. Leave your name and phone number. The ornaments are $10.60 each (tax included). Orders may be picked up in the lobby of Mountain Gate Family Restaurant in Thurmont between the hours 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, or Thursday, December 8. View the advertisement on page 16 for more details.
Bingo — Every Friday Night
The Thurmont Community Ambulance hosts its Friday Night Bingo every Friday! Come out to the Thurmont Event Complex every Friday night to play bingo! Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. Bingo also features tip jars, food, and a jackpot up to $1,500! Proceeds benefit Thurmont Community Ambulance. View the advertisement on page 61 for more details.
Place Your Slippery Pot Pie Orders
For $8.00 per quart, the volunteers at Lewistown United Methodist Church in Thurmont are taking orders for chicken or country ham slippery pot pie through Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Order by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 301-898-7004. Please indicate chicken or ham, quantity, name, phone number, and pick-up time. Then pick up your orders at the church at 11032 Hessong Bridge Road in Thurmont on Saturday, November 5, between 12:00-6:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 21 for more information.
20th Annual Urbana Art & Craft Indoor Show
Come out to the Urbana Fire Hall on Urbana Pike in Frederick on Saturday, October 22, for the 20th Annual Urbana Art & Craft Indoor Show, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The event features 65-plus vendors, plus free admission and parking! View the advertisement on page 21 for more information.
Warm Apple Pie Dumpling Sale
Love warm apple pie dumplings? Who doesn’t! Get yours at the Thurmont Ambulance Company’s Warm Apple Pie Dumpling Sale on October 8-9 at Thurmont Community Park. Add ice cream and a water or soda! Dumplings are $4.00 each or $20.00 for a pan of six. View the advertisement on page 27 for more information and for how to get your frozen Take-N-Bake dumplings in November and December.
Thurmont United Methodist Church Events
Mark your calendars for Thurmont United Methodist Church’s upcoming open and free services and programs for the community: Taekwondo Classes on Thursday nights (cost is a monthly donation); Trunk or Treat on October 29, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.—decorate a trunk and bring your kids to trick-or-treat—prizes are given for the best costume and best trunk! View the advertisement on page 44 for more information on each of these events and Services offered.
Sabillasville Mountain Festival & Car Show
You won’t want to miss the 46th Annual Sabillasville Mountain Festival & Car Show on Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9 (Car Show on October 8 at 11:00 a.m.), at Sabillasville Environmental School. Admission is free! Enjoy local vendors, demonstrations, food trucks, fun for the kids, and much more! Vendors and sponsors wanted. View the advertisement on page 29 for vendor/sponsor information and for more details on this family-fun event.
58th Annual Catoctin Colorfest
The much-anticipated 58th Annual Catoctin Colorfest will be held October 8-9 in the Thurmont Community Park, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Event features nationally recognized juried arts and craft show, plus free admission and shuttle bus service available. View the advertisement on page 24 for more information about this yearly town event.
Also, a new event is being added to promote creativity for children of all ages and to benefit the Thurmont Food Bank. Located in Booth 180, there will be an opportunity to “Make and Take” a craft while at the show. There will be a nominal charge for this fun activity with the proceeds going to the food bank.
Food Available at the Thurmont Grange During Colorfest
Stop by the Thurmont Grange Hall on Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., during Colorfest for reasonably priced food, including hand-dipped ice cream (vanilla, chocolate, butter pecan, black raspberry, peach), country ham sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, drinks, and baked goods. Monies received from the food stand at Colorfest is put back into the community as part of the Grange’s community service activities during the year, including Words for Thirds, Thurmont Grange Scholarship Fund, adopting a needy family at Christmas, Veteran’s program, and many other activities. View the advertisement on page 52 for more information.
4th Annual Bingo for Veterans
Golden Gears Car Club is holding its 4th Annual Bingo for Veterans on Saturday, October 22, at Frederick Elks Lodge #684 in Frederick. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with games starting at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome! Tickets are $20.00 in advance. Bingo features 16 regular games, paying $100 each, as well as specials, jackpot, 50/50, food, and more! View the advertisement on page 23 for information on how to get your tickets today!
First Baptist Church’s Trunk N’ Treat
Come out to First Baptist Church in Thurmont for its Trunk N’ Treat on Saturday, October 29, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Decorate your car trunk (nothing scary) and enjoy treats, games, and free pizza! Bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank. View the advertisement on page 56 for more information.
St. John’s Drive-Thru Dinner
St. John’s Drive-Thru Dinner orders are due by October 16 by calling Carmi at 301-401-0633. Leave a message if there is no answer. The $13.00 dinner includes fried chicken, green beans, pepper slaw, biscuit, and cake. Buckets of chicken are also available: 8 pc./$10.00, 12 pc./$15.00, and 16 pc./$20.00, as well as apple butter. Orders that are placed by October 16 may be picked up on October 22 between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Creagerstown, 8619 Blacks Mill Road. View the advertisement on page 3.
Mount Tabor Church’s Ridgefest
You won’t want to miss Mount Tabor Church’s Ridgefest at Mount Tabor Church Park in Rocky Ridge on Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9, from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Ridgefest features apple butter boiling demonstration (Saturday only), apple butter for sale, home-cooked food, a flea market, and more! Cash only. View the advertisement on page 16 for more information.
Frederick County Parks & Rec Hosts Programs
Mark your calendars for some fun fall upcoming events through Frederick County Parks & Recreation, including Paw-O-Ween (free) on October 26, from 4:30-7:00 p.m.; History Trick-or-Treat (cost; various time); Mother Son Date Night on November 4; and many more! View the advertisement on page 57 and visit www.recreator.com for more information on these and many more upcoming events.
Vigilant Hose Co. New Year’s Eve Bingo
Save the date for Vigilant Hose Company’s New Year’s Eve Bingo on Saturday, December 31, at the Vigilant Hose Activity Building on Creamery Road in Emmitsburg. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with games beginning at 8:00 p.m. Dinner platter included in ticket price: $50.00 in advance. Bingo features four $1,000 jackpots! Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase during breaks. View the advertisement on page 21 for more details.
Huge Yard Sale at Graceham Moravian Church
Graceham Moravian Church on Rocky Ridge Road in Thurmont is holding a Huge Yard Sale on October 6-8, from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Soup, oyster sandwiches, and other goodies available on October 8 only, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Served With Grace will be held on November 7, with free dinner from 5:30-7:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 43 for more information.
Yard & Bake Sale at St. Anthony’s Shrine
Mark your calendars for a Yard & Bake Sale at St. Anthony’s Shrine in Emmitsburg on October 6-7, from 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Food, breakfast sandwiches, and baked goods will be available for purchase. Want to be a vendor? The cost is only $5.00 per day. View the advertisement on page 20 for more information.
Indian Lookout Conservation Club
Indian Lookout Conservation Club in Emmitsburg is holding its Shotgun Shoots on October 9 and October 23, as well as one in November. Registration starts at noon; shoots at 1:00 p.m. The 3-D Archery Shoots are Thursday evenings, starting at 5:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 29 for more information.
Bag & Cash Bingo
Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss Bag & Cash Bingo on Sunday, November 13, at the Vigilant Hose Company’s Activities Building on Creamery Road in Emmitsburg. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., with games at 1:00 p.m. Prizes include designer handbags (Michael Kors, Coach, and Vera Bradley) and cash! Tickets are $25.00. View the advertisement on page 40 for more details and for information on how to purchase your tickets today!
Fort Ritchie’s Fall Craft Bazaar
Fort Ritchie Community Center in Cascade is holding its Fall Craft Bazaar on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., featuring more than 60 vendors! Enjoy fall gifts and decorations, pumpkin patch and hayrides, concessions, family activities, and more! View the advertisement on page 12 for more information.
Guardian Hose Company’s Holiday Bazaar
Mark your calendars for the Guardian Hose Company’s Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 5, from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., serving breakfast and lunch, in the Thurmont Activities Building at the Carnival Grounds in Thurmont. View the advertisement on page 16 for more information.
Giant Yard & Furniture Sale at Harriet Chapel
Harriet Chapel on Catoctin Furnace Road in Thurmont is holding a Giant Yard & Furniture Sale on Friday through Sunday, October 7-9, from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Baked goods, soups, pulled pork sandwiches, and hot dogs will be available for purchase. View the advertisement on page 21 for more information.
Tyrian Lodge Beef Raffle
The Tyrian Lodge is holding a Beef Raffle, benefitting Masonic charities. Winners will receive a gift certificate to Shriver’s Meat in Emmitsburg. The cost is only $5.00 per ticket! Drawing will be held no later than January 12, 2023. View the advertisement on page 10 for prize amounts and ticket contact information.
Bring the whole family out for Woodsboro Days on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16, featuring something for everyone! On October 15, from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., enjoy yard sales and food sales at the Woodsboro Lutheran Church, as well as the Historical Society Annual 5K Run (register at woodsborohistoricalsociety.org). Continuing the fun on October 16, from noon-6:00 p.m., enjoy the Free Music Festival in Woodsboro Park. Woodsboro Days also features face painting, beer and wine, and much more! View the advertisement on page 23 for more information.
Lewistown Volunteer Fire Dept. Indoor & Outdoor Yard Sale
The Lewistown Volunteer Fire Department will host an Indoor & Outdoor Yard Sale on November 5, from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at 11101 Hessong Bridge Road in Lewistown. There will be lots of vendors, and the kitchen will be open for food. View the advertisement on page 3 for more information.
Shop the Pop!
Thurmont Main Street’s Pop-Up Shop is being held Saturday, October 22, and Saturday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at the Thurmont Plaza on N. Church Street, featuring a little something for everyone! View the advertisement on page 27 for more information.
Hope in a World of Chaos
Join Catoctin View Seventh-day Adventist Church in Thurmont for Hope in a World of Chaos, a Journey of Hope, with guest speaker Ray DeCarlo, on October 1-8, every evening from 6:30-8:00 p.m. These are free to the community, and include health seminars, quality music, purposeful prayer, and more. View the advertisement on page 29 for more information.
Catoctin Youth Association Basketball
Catoctin Youth Association Basketball travel tryouts and registration information can be found at leaguelineup.com/cyabasketball. View the advertisement on page 29.
Thurmont October Pink Campaign
This year is Thurmont’s 9th Annual Gateway to the Cure! Get your pink on! Register today for Thurmont’s Gateway to the Cure Covered Bridge 5K on October 16 at Eyler Road Park in Thurmont. The run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. There are two ways to register (cost is $35.00): www.runsignup.com or call the Thurmont Town Office at 301-271-7313. Turn outdoor lights to pink during the evening hours in the month of October, starting at 6:00 p.m. A generous anonymous donor donated $1,000 to purchase pick light bulbs for Gateway to the Cure! There is a limit of two per person, while supplies last. View the advertisement on page 7 for more information and for where you can pick up your pink light bulbs, as well as for sponsors and Gateway to the Cure Golf Tournament winners.
Thurmont Community Ambulance’s Halloween Dance
The Thurmont Community Ambulance Service is hosting a Halloween Dance on Saturday, October 29, at the Thurmont Event Complex on Strafford Drive in Thurmont —costumes are welcome! Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with music (5 Guys Band, plus the Thurmont Boys are back—Jimmy Rickerd and Rob Welch of MotorSmoke!) from 8:00 p.m.-midnight. Tickets are $10.00 each. Event features a cash bar, open kitchen, ATM, tip jars, and 50/50s. View the advertisement on page 20 for how to get your tickets today!
Yard & Bake Sale at St. Anthony’s
St. Anthony’s Shrine in Emmitsburg is holding a Yard & Bake Sale on Thursday and Friday, October 6-7, from 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Vendors: $5.00 per day (bring own tables). Food, breakfast sandwiches, and baked goods for sale. View the advertisement on page 20 for more information.
Celebration of Life for Don Ray Tyler
A Celebration of Life for Don Ray Tyler will be held on Saturday, October 15, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Creagerstown. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. service. Luncheon to follow in Parish Hall. View the advertisement on page 23 for more information.