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Country Butchering/Breakfast

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company’s Country Butchering will be held November 16, 2019. A pancake breafast will be served from 6:00-10:00 a.m. Orders must be placed before November 7 by calling any of several individuals. View the advertisement on page 7 for contact information so you can place your order today!

CHS Safe & Sane Sportsman Bingo

Get your tickets today for the CHS (Catoctin High School) Safe & Sane Sportsman Bingo on November 23, 2019, at the Lewistown Fire Hall on Hessong Bridge Road in Frederick. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and games beginning at 7:00 p.m. Ticket price includes Bingo, dinner, and drinks (canned beer, soda & water). Event also features tip jars and 50/50. View the advertisement on page 34 for ticket information.

Wine & Money Bingo

On November 17, 2019, come and play Wine & Money Bingo at the Thurmont Event Complex! Proceeds benefit the Thurmont Community Ambulance Company. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., with games beginning at 1:00 p.m. Don’t miss the fun! View the advertisement on page 8 for ticket information.

Old Field Woodworking Christmas Open House

Come and see what Old Field Woodworking in Thurmont can create for you at the Christmas Open House on Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Bring in the ad for 10 percent off during the open house! View the advertisement on page 9 for more information.

Santa’s Workshop

Mark your calendars for Santa’s Workshop on Monday, December 16, 2019, from 6:00-9:00 p.m., at the Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company’s Activities Building. Visit Santa, enjoy light refreshments, participate in the “Elf Yourself” Contest, and much more! View the advertisement on page 11 for more information.

Fort Ritchie’s Yard Sale & Holiday Craft Bazaar

Fort Ritchie Community Center in Cascade is holding an Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and a Holiday Craft Bazaar on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Don’t miss these great upcoming events! View the advertisement on page 60 for more information.

13th Annual Foothills Artists Studio Tour

The 13th Annual Foothills Artists Studio Tour will be held November 23-24, 2019, at five locations in the western Adams County (PA) communities of Fairfield and Cashtown. Ten artists and artisans will open their homes and studios in a special pre-holiday show and sale from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. All of the tour sites are in or adjacent to historic homes.

The nine Foothills Artists are excited to welcome guest artist Anne Finucane of Chambersburg, this year. The five studio locations will feature original paintings, pottery, sculpture, furniture, woodworking, photography, printmaking, fiber art, enamels, and jewelry. See first-hand where the artists create their work and have the opportunity to buy directly from them. For those interested in making purchases, credit cards are accepted by some of the artists. View the advertisement on page 22 for more information and visit www.foothillsartists.net for a map of each studio’s location, as well as a link to each artist’s individual website. Limited refreshments will be served.

Fall Cash Bash

Get your tickets today for the Fall Cash Bash at Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Parish Center in Thurmont on November 9, 2019, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. (doors open at 2:00 p.m.). Only 500 tickets will be sold; grand prize drawing is $3,000, with 42 chances to win on each ticket; one winner on each drawing. Live music by Backroads. Tickets are $25.00 each and include food and refreshments. View the advertisement on page 34 for more details and for how to get your tickets today!

Christmas in Thurmont — Free Event

Christmas in Thurmont is a family-fun free event that will be held December 7, 2019, beginning at 8:45 a.m. at the Guardian Hose Firehall in Thurmont with the Gateway Brass Ensemble. At 9:00 a.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive and will be available for photos, compliments of R.S. Kinnaird Memorials. Adults can “Get Your Map” to be stamped at local businesses for prize drawings. Enjoy horse and carriage rides, a Christmas model train display, crafts, and much more! Please note that the Christmas train display open on December 7 and every weekend through December 22. View the advertisement on page 27 for more information and horse and carriage ride reservation instructions.

Vigilant Hose Company’s New Year’s Eve Bingo

Save the date for the Vigilant Hose Company’s New Year’s Eve Bingo on Tuesday, December 31, 2019! Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with games beginning at 8:00 p.m. Dinner platter is included with ticket price. View the advertisement on page 16 for more details and ticket information.

Emmitsburg’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

On December 2, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., join Emmitsburg for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Emmitsburg Community Center. Come and get into the Christmas spirit! View the advertisement on page 20.

Thurmont’s Small Business Saturday

Thurmont Mayor John Kinnaird and the Thurmont Commissioners proclaim Saturday, November 30, 2019, as Small Business Saturday. Come support small business and merchants on November 30, and throughout the year! View the advertisement on page 17.

ThorpeWood’s 20th Annual Holiday Open House

ThorpeWood in Thurmont is holding its 20th Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Bring the whole family out for a wonderful, fun evening, and it’s a free event! View the advertisement on page 21 for more information.

RRFVC Holiday House Tours

On December 14, 2019, from 2:00-6:00 p.m., the Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company (RRFVC) is holding Holiday House Tours, touring seven beautiful homes! Also visit their Gift and Craft Fair during tours. View the advertisement on page 29 for more information.

Annual Emmitsburg Turkey Trot

The Emmitsburg Turkey Trot is an annual Thanksgiving Day tradition that features a 5-mile run/1-mile walk fundraising event, which supports the Seton Center. The 5-mile run through the countryside against the backdrop of the beautiful Catoctin Mountains is a challenging event for runners of all ages. The 1-mile walk is an invigorating walk along the nature trail of Emmitsburg Community Park. Winners of the 5-mile race will receive awards in three age categories; additional awards will be given out to best Thanksgiving Day costume and best-dressed dog. Refreshments and a light breakfast will be provided to all registered runners and walkers, and all runners will receive a Turkey Trot Tee Shirt. Music and entertainment will be provided by DJ Fire. View the advertisement on page 9 for more details and for registration information.

Cash Bingo to Support Family in Need

Join the Kinna family and friends for an evening of fun to support a family in need at a Cash Bingo on December 7, 2019, at the Lewistown Volunteer Fire Department, located on Hessong Bridge Road in Frederick. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with games starting at 6:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 27 for more details and for how to purchase your tickets today!

Elias Lutheran Church’s Yard Sale

Elias Lutheran Church in Emmitsburg is holding its Yard Sale and Soup, Sandwich & Bake Sale on December 5-7, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. You won’t want to miss this great three-day event! View the advertisement on page 41 for more information.

Christmas Performance of The Little Drummer Dude

Bring the whole family out for a special Christmas performance of The Little Drummer Dude, a percussively fun Christmas musical, on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., at the Thurmont Elementary School. Musical sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Thurmont. View the advertisement on page 31 for more information.

Thurmont’s Gateway to The Cure Comes to a Close

Thurmont’s 6th Annual Gateway to The Cure ended October 31. An extended “Thank You” for all of your support, dedication, and participation! Please know, this campaign could not be done without each and every one of you who support this great cause! Please have your check to the town office by Friday, November 8, and make your check payable to the Town of Thurmont and put Gateway To The Cure in the memo line.

Please plan to attend the November 19 town meeting at 7:00 p.m., when Patty Hurwitz will be presented with the 2019 Gateway To The Cure check. Last year, it was wonderful to see many businesses come out and be recognized for their donations and be a part of the check presentation to Patty Hurwitz. The amount of the donation does not have to be disclosed. View the advertisement on page 29 for more details and a list of those who donated.

Rocky Ridge Money Bingo

Don’t miss all the fun at the next Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company’s Money Bingo on December 7, 2019, featuring new prizes and big jackpots! Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with games starting at 7:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 28 for more details.

Christmas Bingo at St. Anthony’s Shrine

Get out your ugliest Christmas sweater and head out to Christmas Bingo at St. Anthony’s Shrine, Upper Hall, at 16150 St. Anthony Road in Emmitsburg. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Event features Ugliest Sweater Contest, 50/50, tip jars, raffles, food, and more! View the advertisement on page 29 for more information.

Thurmont UMC’s Cat’s Meow Fundraiser

Get your Cat’s Meow wooden replica of the church just in time for holiday gifting! The cost is $20.00 each to benefit the building fund. View the advertisement on page 28 for information on where and how to purchase yours!

Thurmont’s Small Business Saturday

Thurmont Mayor John Kinnaird and the Thurmont Commissioners proclaim Saturday, November 30, 2019, as Small Business Saturday. Come support small business and merchants on November 30, and throughout the year! View the advertisement on page 19.

Holiday on the Farm

Come out to Rose Hill Manor Park in Frederick on November 7, 2019, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., for Frederick County Parks & Rec Holiday on the Farm, Country Christmas Themed Fun! Event features games, music, Santa Claus, ornament making, and more! View the advertisement on page 35 for more information.