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August

1…… STEM & Storytime (every Monday), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5, but all welcome.

1…… Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont UMC, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 6-7:30 p.m. Free.

2…… Town of Emmitsburg’s National Night Out, Police & Community Partnership, E. Eugene Myers Community Park, Emmitsburg. 6-8 p.m. Free event. Park behind Community Center at 300 S. Seton Ave. Rain or shine. Food, music, police cars, fire trucks, petting zoo, pony rides, vendors & more.

2…… Imagination Zone (every Tues./Thurs. thru Aug. 16), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 3:30 p.m.

4…… Citizen Scientists Program, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 1 p.m.

4…… Imagination Zone (every Tues./Thurs. thru Aug. 16), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 3:30 p.m.

5…… Emmitsburg Farmers Market (every Friday), 302 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 3-6:30 p.m. Fresh veggies, fruits & more. Looking for vendors. 301-600-6303 or email anaill@emmitsburgmd.gov.

5…… Bingo (every Friday night), Thurmont Event Complex, 13716 Strafford Dr., Thurmont. Doors open 5 p.m.; Bingo 6:45 p.m. Tip jars; food; jackpot up to $1,000. Benefits Thurmont Community Amb. Srv. www.thurmonteventcomplex.com.

6…… Frederick Co. Parks & Rec: Family Field Day, Utica Park, 10200-B Old Frederick Rd., Frederick. Three times: 9 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. Food truck on site. $8/person (ages 4+). Advanced registration required: www.recreater.com or 301-600-2936.

6…… Thurmont Lions Club’s Sandwich Sales, Bell Hill Farm, Rt. 15, Thurmont. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (or until sold out). Pit beef, pork, ham & turkey sandwiches.

6…… University of Maryland Extension Frederick County Master Gardeners FREE Seminar: “All About Herbs,” UME Office, 330 Montevue Ln., Frederick. 10 a.m.noon.

6…… Grace “Rocky Hill” Strawberry Festival with Back Roads, 10825 Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro. 3:30-8 p.m.

6…… Emmitsburg Lions Club’s Chicken BBQ Dinners, Vigilant Hose Co. Activities Bldg., 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 11 a.m. until sold out.

6…… Garfield UMC Picnic, Corner of Brandenburg Hollow & Garfield Roads, Smithsburg. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

6…… Thurmont UMC End of Summer Festival, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 2-6 p.m. Food trucks, games, music & vendors. www.thurmontchurch.com.

6…… Thurmont Main Street Farmers Market (every Saturday), Thurmont Community Park, 21 Frederick Rd., Thurmont. 9 a.m.-noon. Fresh produce & fruit, cheese, butter, eggs, sauces & more. www.thurmontmainstreet.com.

7…… Chicken BBQ, Lewistown Ruritan Club, Carryouts Only, Intersection of Fish Hatchery Rd. & Rt. 15 (northbound side), Lewistown. 10 a.m. until sold out.

7…… Maryland Iron Festival 2022 Plein Air Art Show Closing Reception, Thurmont Library, 76 E. Moser Road, Thurmont. 3-5 p.m.

10… Teens: Design Your Own Tie Dye Tote Bag, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 1 p.m.

12… Emmitsburg Community Pool Party, 201 W. Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg. 6-8 p.m. $1 admission. Refreshments & DJ entertainment provided.

12… Nature-Themed Storytime Featuring Miss Lesa (Thurmont Regional Library program), Meet at Catoctin Mountain Park Visitor Center’s Gravel Parking Lot, 6602 Foxville Rd., Thurmont. 10:30 a.m.

12… Free Friday Festival, Libertytown Vol. Fire Department Carnival Grounds, 12027 South St., Libertytown. 7-10 p.m.

13… Grand Opening, The Dirty Dawg, 224 N. Church St., Thurmont. Noon-4 p.m.

13… Annual Big Picnic, Mount Tabor Church Park, Rocky Ridge. 2-8 p.m. Baby Show (registration 2-3 p.m.); Tractor Show (2-6 p.m.); Tractor Parade (4 p.m.); music by Tall in the Saddle (4-8 p.m.); soups, sandwiches, fries, iced tea, ice cream (cash only).

13… Frederick County Craft Beverage, Libertytown Vol. Fire Department Carnival Grounds, 12027 South St., Libertytown. Noon-6 p.m.

13… University of Maryland Extension Frederick County Master Gardeners FREE Seminar: “Fall Season Vegetable Gardening,” UME Office, 330 Montevue Ln., Frederick. 10 a.m.-noon.

14… Thurmont UMC Youth Group Back to School Kickoff Party, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 6-7:30 p.m. All youth 6th-12th grades welcome. www.thurmontchurch.com.

14… Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ In Concert, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 8 p.m. Event Sponsor: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

14… Back to School Party, First Baptist Church, 7 Sunny Way, Thurmont. 10 a.m.-noon. Rain or shine. Snow cones, crafts, games, meet policeman and his dog & more. Bring a school item for Operation Christmas Child for needy children. www.fbcthurmont.org or 301-271-7878.

15-17…. Rocky Ridge Carnival, Mt. Tabor Park, Motter Station Rd., Rocky Ridge. Live nightly entertainment (shows start at 7 p.m.). Ham sandwiches, French fries, Hoffman’s ice cream, soup & pizza.

16… Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont UMC, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Free.

20… Customer Appreciation Event, KelCo Plumbing & Backhoe Service LLC, 108 N. Carroll St., Thurmont. Noon-2 p.m. Celebrating 10 years. Food, door prizes & lots of fun.

20… Catoctin High School’s Class of 1982 40th Reunion, Thurmont Carnival Grounds, 123 E. Main St., Thurmont. 4 p.m.; dinner 6 p.m. All past class members invited, even if you didn’t graduate. Scott Michael 717-577-0593 or Facebook.

20… Festival at St. John’s Church, Willard Pavilion (behind St. John’s Church), off Harbaugh Valley Rd., Sabillasville. 3 p.m. Free admission. Raffles, food, dunk tank, moon bounce, pony rides, music & more.

20… University of Maryland Extension Frederick County Master Gardeners FREE Seminar: “Growing up Wild,” UME Office, 330 Montevue Ln., Frederick. 9 a.m.-noon.

22… Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont UMC, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 6-7:30 p.m. Free.

24… Read to a Therapy Dog (WAGS), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 7 p.m.

25… Teens (13-18): Dungeons & Dragons: Let’s Play, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 4-6 p.m. Register: fcpl.org.

27… 5th Annual Thurmont Plein Air, Thurmont Community Park, 21 Frederick Rd., Thurmont. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Artists paint 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Spectators come to view paintings & meet artists. Judge: International Artist Yemi Fagbohun. Application: thurmontmainstreet.com.

27… University of Maryland Extension Frederick County Master Gardeners FREE Seminar: “Small Fruits and Berries,” UME Office, 330 Montevue Ln., Frederick. 10 a.m.-noon.

28… Guyton Reunion, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 East Main St., Thurmont. Each family will need to bring a meat and covered dish. 806 East Main St., Thurmont. 1 p.m.

Correction from July’s Issue: The bear hugging the tree photo featured in the cover lead-in and with the article on page 7 was taken by Suzie McKenzie. We gave incorrect photo credit for that one. Our apologies, Suzie.

Rescheduled! UPDATE: The Vigilant Hose Company’s Spring Fling has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 1. All tickets purchased are valid. An in-person event will be held. Event details will be available soon and posted on Facebook.