63rd Annual Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show
Don’t miss the event that has been bringing the communities together since 1957: the Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show! The show is being held September 6-8, 2019, at Catoctin High School in Thurmont. Each day is packed with exhibits, contests, shows, food, activities, and much more! View the advertisement on page 6 for more details and for exhibit entry information.
Seeking Vendors for Vigilant Craft Event
The Vigilant Hose Company’s Vendor & Craft event will be held on November 30, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., at the Vigilant Hose Activities Building, located at 17701 Creamery Road in Emmitsburg. Crafters and vendors wanted. View the advertisement on page 26 for contact information.
Guardian Hose Paint Day
Mark your calendars for the Guardian Hose Company’s Paint Day at the Activities Building on Main Street in Thurmont on Sunday, October 27, 2019, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. All ages welcome.; no experience necessary. View the advertisement on page 21 for how to reserve your seat today!
Fort Ritchie Community Center’s Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for these not-to-be-missed upcoming events at Fort Ritchie Community Center in Cascade, including an Indoor Community Yard Sale on September 14; a Bass Fishing Tournament on September 28, from 7:00-11:30 a.m. with cash prizes; and the 2019 FRCC Speaker Series with award-winning author Garrett M. Graff on September 20, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 34 for more information about these events.
Old-Fashioned Game Day
Bring the whole family out for a day of old-fashioned family fun, with indoor and outdoor games, on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., at Rose Hill Manor Park in Frederick. Sponsored by Frederick County Parks & Recreation. For more information, visit the website at www.recreater.com and view the advertisement on page 29.
Town of Emmitsburg Election Day
The Town of Emmitsburg Election will be October 1, 2019. The last day to register to vote with Frederick County is August 30. Two commissioner seats are up for re-election. View the advertisement on page 25 for more information.
5th Annual Gateway to the Cure
Get ready to turn on your pink in October for Thurmont’s 5th Annual Gateway to the Cure. Turn on your outside pink light every night in October from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to support breast cancer awareness and treatment at FMH. View the advertisement on page 42 for more information.
Tyrian Masonic Lodge’s 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
On September 21, 2019, the Tyrian Masonic Lodge is holding its 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Cedar Ridge Golf Course in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. Cash prizes! View the advertisement on page 31 for more information.
Crafters & Vendors Wanted
The Guardian Hose Company will hold its Craft Show & Bazaar on November 2, 2019. Crafters and vendors interested in being part of the event, call Patty at 301-788-0432. View the advertisement on page 48.
James H. Mackley Golf Day
The Guardian Hose Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its James H. Mackley Golf Day. The event is scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2019, at the Maple Run Golf Course at 13610 Moser Road in Thurmont. The event will be best ball played and have a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. This event will take place rain or shine, unless the golf course is closed. In that event, it will be rescheduled for a later date. Call Terry Frushour at 240-372-6630 for more information and see the advertisement on page 30.
EBPA Presents The Reagan Years
Get your tickets today for EBPA’s (Emmitsburg Business & Professional Association) presentation of The Reagan Years on September 14, 2019, from 8:00-11:00 p.m., at the Vigilant Hose Company’s Activities Building on Creamery Road in Emmitsburg. Only 500 tickets will be sold! Cash bar with beer and wine, and food available for sale. View the advertisement on page 32 for more information.
56th Catoctin Colorfest
The 56th Annual Catoctin Colorfest will be held October 12-13, 2019, in the Thurmont Community Park. Event features nationally recognized juried arts and craft show, plus free admission and shuttle bus service available. View the advertisement on page 2 for more information about this much-anticipated yearly event.
Thurmont Main Street’s Art & Wine Stroll
Spend an evening strolling Main Street and meeting 15 local artists, sampling wine from local vineyards, and enjoying musical entertainment throughout the evening. Sample wines from Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, Detour Winery & Vineyard, and Links Bridge Vineyard at various locations throughout the Main Street Area. If you like interactive art, stop by and paint a crab shell with Michele Maze from Seven Dragonflies Studio. Art includes watercolor and digital painted pieces, pet portraits, glass etching, wool spinning, handmade jewelry, pottery, handmade animals with wool, an award-winning author, and so much more! The Main Street Art & Wine Stroll is free and is Friday, September 13, 2019, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 6 for more information.
Graceham Volunteer Fire Company’s Adult Beverage Bingo
Get your tickets today for Graceham Volunteer Fire Company’s Adult Beverage Bingo on Saturday, September 28, 2019! Doors open at noon; games begin at 1:00 p.m. Event features adult beverages from local wineries, breweries, and distilleries; tip jars, 50/50 raffle, jackpot game, and more! View the advertisement on page 17 for more details and for ticket information.
Money & Coach Bingo and Wine & Money Bingo
There are two not-to-be-missed upcoming Bingos at the Thurmont Event Complex! Play Money & Coach Bingo on September 22, 2019. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., with games beginning at 1:00 p.m. On November 17, 2019, come play Wine & Money Bingo. Proceeds benefit the Thurmont Community Ambulance Company. Don’t miss the fun! View the advertisement on page 21 for ticket information.
39th Annual Fairfield Pippinfest
The 39th Annual Pippinfest will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., in Fairfield, Pennsylvania. Admission and parking are free. Experience an old-fashioned street festival at its best, with several new and returning features! While Saturday is primarily yard sale day, there will be numerous craft and food vendors, along with the Kid’s Corner, Quilt Show, and self-guided walking tour of Fairfield. Sunday is the main Pippinfest event day, featuring over 100 vendors along Main Street and bands performing at several locations throughout the village, plus much more! The Cruise-In Car Show & Swap Meet will be held on Sunday; there is no entry fee for the show, but donations to benefit Pippinfest will be accepted. View the advertisement on page 52 for more details about this not-to-be-missed event.
Gospel & Bluegrass Music Festival
Come out and enjoy a fun-filled day at the Gospel & Bluegrass Music Festival at Mt. Tabor Park in Rocky Ridge on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 1:00-6:00 p.m. Event features local talents and fine bluegrass music by the Carroll County Ramblers and Hanover Express. Great food and free admission! View the advertisement on page 8 for more details.
Emmitsburg Osteopathic Primary Care Center’s 10th Annual Wine Tasting & Auction
Mark your calendars for Emmitsburg Osteopathic Primary Care Center’s 10th Annual Wine Tasting & Auction on September 14, 2019, from 5:45-8:45 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Hall in Emmitsburg. Donation of $35.00 per person. RSVP by September 1. View the advertisement on page 8 for more information.
Graceham Volunteer Fire Company’s 30 Guns In 30 Days Gun Raffle
Graceham Volunteer Fire Company is holding its 30 Guns in 30 Days gun raffle through the month of September. The cost is $20.00 per ticket. You have 30 chances to win! Awesome gun selection or win cash! View the advertisement on page 29 for more details and for ticket information.
Honor Fallen Firefighters
Help the Town of Emmitsburg honor the firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year on October 5-6, 2019, at FEMA on S. Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg. View the advertisement on page 55 for more information.
Emmitsburg Osteopathic Primary Care Center Presents The King & Phil Concert
On October 5, 2019, the Emmitsburg Osteopathic Primary Care Center will present The King & Phil concert at the Vigilant Hose Company’s Activity Hall in Emmitsburg, from 7:00-11:00 p.m. Don’t miss out on an evening of music spanning generations! View the advertisement on page 16 for more details and for how to purchase your tickets today!
Indian Lookout Shotgun Shoots
Indian Lookout Conservation Club in Emmitsburg is holding Shotgun Shoots on September 1, 15, and 29, 2019. Registration starts at noon; shoots start at 1:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 28.
Senior Benefit Services Holds Open House
Join Senior Benefit Services, Inc. for its Open House on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from noon-3:00 p.m., to celebrate the company’s new office on 112 East Main Street in Thurmont. Food and beverages will be provided. View the advertisement on page 58 for more information.
Emmitsburg Senior Center’s Fall Programs & Events
Check out all of the great fall programs at the Emmitsburg Senior Center! There is something for everyone, including Chair Yoga; Line Dancing; Make & Take Crafts; Secrets of Catoctin Mountains with author James Rada, Jr.; Wing Night & Dancing; and so much more! View the advertisement on page 64 for dates and times for these fun events and on how to register today!
Don’t miss all the fun at MountainFest on October 12-13, 2019, at Sabillasville Elementary School in Sabillasville, from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The 36th Annual Car Show will be held Sunday, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Additional vendors wanted! View the advertisement on page 30 for more details and for contact information if you would like to be a vendor.
3rd Annual Thurmont Plein Air
On Saturday, October 5, 2019, Thurmont Main Street will host the 3rd Annual Thurmont Plein Air event. This year, the artists will have the choice of painting one of four local wineries: Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, Detour Winery & Vineyard, Links Bridge Vineyard, and Springfield Manor Winery, Distillery, & Brewery. Artists will check-in between 8:00-8:30 a.m. and be on location by 9:00 a.m. At 1:00 p.m., the artists will return to the Main Street Center on Water Street for a 2:00 p.m. judging. Spectators are welcome, too! If you see a painting you would like to purchase, you will be able to purchase directly from the artist. View the advertisement on page 28 for more information.
Miles for Meows 5K & Family Fun Run
Bring the whole family out for the Miles for Meows 5K & Family Fun Run on Sunday, September 22, 2019, in Thurmont Community Park. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.; $30 at event); 5K starts at 8:00 a.m.; Family Fun Run at 9:00 a.m.; and Parade of Pets at 10:00 a.m. View the advertisement on page 61 for entry fee pricing information and how to register today!
25th Annual German Dinner
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Walkersville is holding its 25th Annual German Dinner on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, live German music, bake sale, arts & crafts, and more! View the advertisement on page 29 for more details and for ticket information.
Gateway to the Cure Covered Bridge 5K Run/Walk
Sign up now for the Gateway to the Cure Covered Bridge 5K Run/Walk on September 8, 2019! The run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. at Eyler Road Park in Thurmont. View the advertisement on page 31 for more details and information on how to register.
Benefit Dance for Mike Grimes
Help raise money for Mike Grimes, who recently found out that he needs a second kidney transplant, by attending the Benefit Dance for Mike Grimes on September 7, 2019, from 7:00 p.m.-midnight, at the American Legion in Thurmont. Dance features entertainment by Ragged Maggie, food, 50/50, and more! Help raise money for Mike and his family! View the advertisement on page 30 for more information.
2019 Thurmont Lions Club Christmas Ornament
The 2019 Thurmont Lions Club Christmas Ornament is now available for purchase. This ornament is a limited-edition treasure, with only 350 produced. The Ornament features an original painting, “Memories of By Gone Days” by Rebecca Pearl. This ornament makes an excellent, thoughtful Christmas gift or host/hostess present. View the advertisement on page 43 for more information on how to reserve your ornament today!
Weller UMC Ragtime Concert
On Monday, September 23, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., the Weller UMC in Thurmont, presented by Adam Swanson, is hosting a Ragtime Concert. Performance will include the Laurel and Hardy silent film, Liberty. Tickets are a $10.00 donation. View the advertisement on page 8 for more information.
Town of Thurmont Election Notice
Notice is given of the upcoming Town of Thurmont election for two commissioner seats. A Nominating Convention will be held on September 24, 2019, at the Thurmont Municipal Office, at 7:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 51 for more information.
Bingo at St. Anthony’s Shrine
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and St. Anthony Shrines will host Bingo on September 28, 2019, at the St. Anthony Shrine in the upper hall at 16150 St. Anthony Road in Emmitsburg. Games are 50¢ per card, per game and begin at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 32 for more details.