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12th Annual Foothills Artists Studio Tour

The 12th Annual Foothills Artists studio tour will be held November 17-18, 2018, at six 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.-5:00 p.m. both days. All of the tour sites are in, or adjacent to, historic homes.

The eight Foothills Artists—Geoff Grant, Jack Handshaw, Michael A. McCullough, Sharon Pierce McCullough, Don Rinehart, Ann Ruppert, Rod Stabler, Geoffrey Thulin—are excited to welcome two guest artists this year, Judy Pyle and Joh Ricci, both of Gettysburg. The six studio locations will feature original paintings, pottery, sculpture, furniture, woodworking, stained glass, photography, fabric arts, enamels, and jewelry. See first-hand where the artists create their work and have the opportunity to buy directly from them.

The tour is self-guided and may be completed in any order. Limited refreshments will be served. Visit the website at www.foothillsartists.net for a map of each studio’s location and street address, as well as links to each artist’s individual website. It also includes biographies and artwork examples for each artist. View the advertisement on page 29 for more information.

126th Thanksgiving Day Dinner

Come out to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Creagerstown for its 126th Thanksgiving Day Dinner on November 22, 2018, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Menu includes turkey, country ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, corn, and more! View the advertisement on page 25 for more details and pricing.

Free Veterans Day Open House & Lunch at the Thurmont Senior Center

Free lunch; door prizes; music by DJ Jake, Gateway Brass Ensemble, and the Frederick Fife & Drum; honor flight video; guest speakers; Veterans information; displays; and DAV Representative to help with VA claims, to honor local Veterans and their spouses and families, on Saturday, November 3, from noon-4:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 16.

Vigilant Hose Company’s New Year’s Eve Bingo

Vigilant Hose Company will again be hosting the popular New Year’s Eve Bingo on December 31, 2018. Join in for its biggest paying Bingo event all year. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with a dinner platter served. Food will also be available to purchase during breaks. Games begin at 8:00 p.m. Fifty games for $50.00 (if purchased before December 14; $60.00 after December 14), with four $1,000 jackpots! All other games pay out $200. View the advertisement on page 17 for more information.

Rocky Ridge VFC’s Money Bingo is Back

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company’s Money Bingo is back, November 3, 2018, with new prizes! Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with games beginning at 7:00 p.m. Delicious food will be available by the Ladies Auxiliary. View the advertisement on page 24 for more information.

Art & Wine Stroll on Thurmont Main Street

Thurmont Main Street will host the popular Art & Wine Stroll in downtown Thurmont on Friday, November 9, 2018, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Visit various businesses for entertainment and refreshments. View the advertisement on page 8 for more details.

Place Your Order for Country Butchering

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company’s Country Butchering will be held November 17, 2018. Orders must be placed by November 9, 2018 by calling any of several individuals. View the advertisement on page 5 for more information.

Please Help Support the Annual Emmitsburg Turkey Trot and Have Some Fun

It’s that time of the year again! The Annual Emmitsburg Turkey Trot is almost here, and your support is needed. Last year, the Turkey Trot attracted over one hundred runners and walkers; this year, the goal is to double the turnout. The Turkey Trot is not only an Emmitsburg tradition, it is a well-recognized annual event for runners and an important fundraiser for the Seton Center. The Emmitsburg Turkey Trot is hosted by the Emmitsburg Business and Professional Association (EBPA) and EmmitsburgCares. View the advertisement on page 16 for more information.

Mother Seton School is Falling for Bingo

Come out to Mother Seton School in Emmitsburg for a fun night of Bingo on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with games beginning at 7:00 p.m. Bingo features specials, concessions, raffles, door prizes, and much more! View the advertisement on page 17 for ticket information.

Traditional Village Christmas at the Furnace

Bring the whole family out for fun, crafts, activities, food, and more at the Traditional Village Christmas at the Furnace in Thurmont on December 2, 1018, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The event is free. View the advertisement on page 18 for more information.

4th Annual Scenic Sabillasville 5K / 1 Mile Fun Run

Looking for something fun for the whole family to do? Register for the 4th Annual Scenic Sabillasville 5K /1 Mile Fun Run at Sabillasville Elementary School on Sunday, November 11, 2018. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. View the advertisement on page 25 for registration information.

Old Field Woodworking Christmas Open House

Come and see what Old Field Woodworking in Thurmont can create for you at their Christmas Open House on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Bring in their ad for 10 percent off during the open house! View the advertisement on page 26 for more information.

Milestones Hypnosis Open House

Come to a meet-and-greet at Milestones Hypnosis in Thurmont on November 9, 2018, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Open House features refreshments and door prizes. View the advertisement on page 26 for more information.

Money & Coach Bag Bingo

Don’t miss the Money & Coach Bag Bingo on November 18, 2018, at the Thurmont Event Complex. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., games start at 1:00 p.m. Bingo features tip jars, 50/50, door prizes, cash bar, cash kitchen, and more! View the advertisement on page 39 for more details and ticket information.

ThorpeWood’s 19th Annual Holiday Open House

Bring the whole family out to ThorpeWood’s 19th Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Enjoy a wonderful, fun evening, and it’s a free event! View the advertisement on page 21 for more information.

Fall Harvest Celebration

Make you reservation today for the Fall Harvest Celebration at Keysville Grace United Church of Christ in Keymar on November 17, 2018. Serving times are 4:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. The reservation deadline is November 12 (reservations required; limited seating). View the advertisement on page 17 for more information.

Guardian Hose Company’s Holiday Bazaar

The Guardian Hose Company’s Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at the Thurmont Carnival Grounds, 123 East Main Street in Thurmont. They will be serving breakfast and lunch. View the advertisement on page 5.

Weller United Methodist Church’s 4th Annual Homemade Cheese Balls Sale

Weller United Methodist Church in Thurmont is having its 4th Annual Homemade Cheese Balls Sale for Christmas. Cheese balls are available in cheddar rolled in fine cheddar, Hawaiian with pineapple rolled in pecans, and pimento spread for $6.00 each. Weller UMC also offers a deluxe gift box of cheese balls with crackers and candy in a decorated box for $10.00. Orders must be placed by December 2. View the advertisement on page 38 for more information.

Bluegrass Chapel Band

Come enjoy great music by the Bluegrass Chapel Band, live at St. John’s Lutheran Church, on November 11, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. View the advertisement on page 17 for more details.

Open Interviews/Job Fair at Liberty Mountain Resort

Work at Liberty Mountain Resort in Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania, this season! Attend the Open Interviews/Job Fair on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Full- and part-time positions available, indoor and outdoor. View the advertisement on page 28 for more details.

Christmas in Thurmont

Christmas in Thurmont is a free event that will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Center Square of Thurmont at Mechanicstown Park with the Gateway Brass Ensemble. At 9:00 a.m., Santa arrives and will be available in the gazebo for photos compliments of R.S. Kinnaird Memorials.

Adults can “Get Your Map” for a map that can be stamped at local businesses for prize drawings that take place at 5:00 p.m. Horse and carriage rides and a Christmas Model Train Display will be held and much more. Please note that the model train display will be held every Saturday in December. View the advertisement on page 12 for more information and horse carriage ride reservation instructions.

Save the Date for Breakfast with Santa

Guardian Hose Company will host Santa during a breakfast on Saturday, December 15 at the activities building at 123 E. Main Street in Thurmont. View the advertisement on page 8 for more details.

Historic Walkersville Festive Christkindlmarket

Mark your calendar for the Historic Walkersville Festive Christkindlmarket on Saturday, December 1, 2018, from noon-6:00 p.m. Carolers/musicians stroll the streets; three historic churches host artisans, crafts, and food; Scouts illuminate the streets; and much more! View the advertisement on page 37 for more information.

Thurmont Community Ambulance Service’s Upcoming Events

Check out Forever Young Band on November 17, featuring dinner at 5:00 p.m., and music from 6-9 p.m. Don’t miss Chris Woodward & Shindiggin’ on November 24 at 7:00 p.m., with line dancing and mechanical bull riding, tip jars, cash bar, and more! Both events are being held at the Thurmont Event Complex. View the advertisement on page 8 for more details and ticket information.

 

Thurmont Addiction Commission Free Event at Catoctin High School

The Thurmont Addiction Commission (TAC) invites the public to a free event on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at the Catoctin High School Auditorium. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., there will be a special showing of the production Introduction to the Enemy. In addition, nationally renowned Hip-Hop recording artist B-RAiN will perform. This event will give a valuable perspective to substance addiction and help to generate dialogue within your family.

Imagine if addiction could enter a room and address a group of people.  Introduction to the Enemy is a performance that goes beyond imagination.  For decades, this performance has been privately performed in a treatment setting, but this limited engagement will allow you to experience it for yourself.  Do not miss this opportunity to be introduced, for it is past time to truly know the enemy that is addiction. This production is produced by Shannon Garrett, who is a licensed counselor in Alcohol and Drug abuse and has been in recovery for thirty-three years.

Rapper Brian McCall (aka B-RAiN) recently shared the stage with artists Macklemore, Fitz and the Tantrums, and PVRIS. He performs around the country to bring hope to the recovery community. His music inspires others to travel the path of recovery, showing them that a clean mind and humble heart makes recovery possible. He has been in recovery for over eleven years. Check out his music at www.wearecloudgang.com.

This evening is an exciting opportunity for parents and young adults alike to educate themselves about the very real and troubling topic of substance abuse. However, this performance is not recommended for children under the age of eleven.

The Thurmont Addiction Commission (TAC) addresses the disease of addiction in our community, as a community. The mission of TAC is to fight the disease of addiction through pragmatic, integrated efforts that span the pillars of: education and awareness; prevention and outreach; and support and recovery. TAC addresses the disease of addiction by supporting proactive prevention and intervention strategies and by providing resources and support for community members across all phases of recovery.

The evening is sponsored by Austin Addiction and Mental Health, Catoctin PTSA, and The Music is the Medicine Foundation.