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Support the Catoctin High School Class of 2018 Safe & Sane by coming out for their upcoming fun fundraising events, including a Sportsman Raffle & Dinner on September 16, 2017, at the Emmitsburg Fire Hall, as well as a Crab Raffle (drawing on September 10) and Dining for Dollars on August 4 and August 14. View the advertisement on page 15 for more information.

Come out to the Thurmont Main Street Farmers Market, held every Saturday through September 23, 2017, from 9:00 a.m.-noon, at the Municipal Parking Lot on South Center Street (behind the PNC Bank). Also, celebrate National Farmers Market Week with them on August 12, featuring Detour Winery, music, food, and much more. View the advertisement on page 14 for more information.

You won’t want to miss local talents and fine blue grass music by the Carroll County Ramblers and Hanover Express at the Gospel & Blue Grass Music Festival on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 1:00-6:00 p.m., at Mt. Tabor Park in Rocky Ridge. Admission is free. View the advertisement on page 18 for more information.

The Up & Out Foundation is holding its 4th Annual Run For Recovery 5K Run/Walk on August 19, 2017, from 8:00-11:00 a.m., at the Monocacy Village Park in Frederick. You also won’t want to miss Chris Herren, Hoop Dreams, at the JBK Theater Frederick Community College (FCC) on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., presented by the Up & Out Foundation and FCC. View the advertisement on page 22 for more information.

A Bingo to benefit Platoon 22 will be held on September 10, 2017, at the Lewistown Volunteer Fire Department on Hessong Bridge Road in Lewistown. Doors open at 12:00 p.m. National Suicide Prevention Day is September 10. Come out for some fun while contributing to this worthy cause. For more information, view the advertisement on page 9 and visit

The annual Rocky Ridge Carnival will be held Monday, August 14 through Saturday August 19, 2017 at Mt. Tabor Park on Motter Station Road in Rocky Ridge. Entertainment includes Debbie Williams & Band on Monday evening, Opening by Faith Boyz at 6:00 p.m. followed by Carroll County Ramblers on Tuesday evening, annual parade followed by The Catoctin Mountain Boys on Wednesday evening, LODI on Thursday evening, The River Band on Friday evening, and The Hazards on Saturday evening. All shows start at 7:00 p.m. See their ad on page 14 for more information.

Come out to vote on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 22 East Main Street in Emmitsburg, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The mayoral seat and one commissioner seat are up for election. The last day to register to vote with Frederick County is August 28. View the advertisement on page 46 for more information and visit

Join the folks from Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home on August 9, 2017, at the Carriage House Inn, starting at 11:30 a.m. to learn about advance funeral planning. Call Michelle Reichart to reserve your free meal and a seat. Reservations are limited. View their advertisement on page 29 or call 410-848-3933.

St. John’s United Church of Christ will host its annual festival on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. in the church pavilion, located off Harbaugh Valley Road (behind the church) in Sabillasville. This event features great food, raffles, a bake table, moon bounce, pony rides, live music, and more! View the advertisement on page 14 for more details.