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End of December

29… Emmitsburg Christmas Church Tour. Eight churches. Begins at St. Anthony’s Church 2:30 p.m. Church every half-hour. Last church 6:30 p.m., supper is provided. Free.

29… Last Sunday Service, Weller UMC, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 10 a.m. www.wellerumc.com.

29… Holy Light Service, Harriet Chapel, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 9:30 a.m. Music & Scripture w/guest musicians. 301-271-4554.

29… Covenant Renewal Service, Weller UMC, 101 N. Altamont Ave., Thurmont. 10 a.m. www.wellerumc.com.

31… Entertainment: DJ Jake, American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont.

31… New Year’s Eve Bingo, Vigilant Hose Co., 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5 p.m.; games 8 p.m. Tickets (dinner platter incl.): $50 in advance; $60 after Dec. 13. All inclusive 9 pack; four jackpots. Mary Lou 240-285-3184; Pam 240-472-3484.

January

2…… Memory Café, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. Noon-2 p.m.

2…… DJ Entertainment, American Legion Post 168, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 7-9 p.m.

3…… Bingo, Thurmont Event Complex, 13716 Strafford Dr., Thurmont. Every Friday night. Doors open 5 p.m.; Bingo 7 p.m. Jackpot up to $1,000. Tip jars, food and cash bar available. Sponsored by Thurmont Community Ambulance Service. www.thurmonteventcomplex.com.

4…… Open House, Stultz Fitness Training, 285 Boyle Rd., Fairfield, PA. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 717-334-6009.

4…… Rocky Ridge Money Bingo, Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co. Activity Bldg., 13516 Motters Station Rd., Rocky Ridge, MD. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; games 7 p.m. $500 & $1,000 jackpots at 57 numbers or less. webmaster@rockyridgevfc.com.

4…… Christmas Tree Recycling for Emmitsburg Residents, Waste Water Treatment Plant, 16707 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 9 a.m.-noon. Bring government issued photo ID.

4…… Cumberland Valley Model Railroad Club Open House, 440 Nelson St., Chambersburg, PA. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Also: Jan. 12 & 19.

5…… Epiphany Holy Communion, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231- A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. 301-271-2379. All welcome.

6…… “Served with Grace” Free Community Meal (first Monday each month), Graceham Moravian Church, 8231- A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:30-7 p.m. 301-271-2379. All welcome.

6…… Free GED Classes–Orientation/Registration, Seton Center, 226 East Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

6…… Zumba, Emmitsburg Fifty-Plus Community Center, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 5-6 p.m.

6…… Zumba Gold (Senior Version), Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10:15-11 a.m.  Also:  Jan. 13, 20, 27.

6…… Free Movie, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m. Also: Jan. 13, 20, 27.

6…… Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 6-7:30 p.m.

7…… Vision Board Workshop, Thurmont Bar & Grill, 10 E. Main Street, Thurmont. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $25/person. https://www.allowmeconsulting.com/events/2020/1/7/vision-board-workshop.

7…… Exercise with Alice Eyler, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 9:30-10 a.m. Al-so:  Jan. 14, 21, 28.

7…… Line Dancing, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10-11 a.m. Free. Also: Jan. 14, 21, 28.

7…… Knitting/Crocheting Group for Newborn Hats for FMH Hospital, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Also: Jan. 21.

7…… Stay Fit While You Sit, Emmitsburg Fifty-Plus Community Center, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg.  11:30 a.m.

8…… Bingo, AMVETS Post 7, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. 7-9 p.m.; doors open 5 p.m.

9…… Community Food & Clothing Giveaway, Thurmont Middle School Cafeteria, Thurmont. 4-6 p.m. Park in back parking lot by gym. Bring own bags for food. Hosted by The Maryland Food Bank.

9…… Monthly Birthday Party,  Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 12:30 p.m.

9…… Fundraiser Night for Thurmont Sr. Ctr. & Bake Sale, at Thurmont Roy Rogers, Thurmont. 5-8 p.m.

9…… DJ Entertainment, American Legion Post 168, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 7-9 p.m.

9…… Special Program on Emergency Preparedness, Emmitsburg Fifty-Plus Community Center, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 11 a.m.

11… Super Saturday, Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Dr., Cascade, MD. Sample each exercise class for free (shortened versions of Yoga, Zumba, Mit It Up & more). 301-241-5085; www.thefrcc.org.

11… Main Street Matinee: Rocketman, 11 Water St., Thurmont. 2-4 p.m.

12… Community Breakfast, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, 103 N Church St., Thurmont. 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

15… 50/50 Bingo, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m.

16… Bunko, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m.

16… Book Return & Sign Out with Tammy & Help from Tiffany with Electronic Devices from Thurmont Regional Library, Thurmont Sr. Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1 p.m.

16… DJ Entertainment, American Legion Post 168, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 7-9 p.m.

17… Marie Free’s Seated Massage, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

17… Italian Night (All-You-Can-Eat), Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, 103 N Church St., Thurmont. 5-8 p.m. $10/adult; $5/ages 4-10; Free/ages 3 & under. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #11975. Proceeds to benefit their Works of Charity.

18… Free Seminar: “Pruning Your Garden,”  UME Office, 330 Montevue Ln., Frederick, MD. 10 a.m.-noon.

18… Christmas Tree Recycling for Emmitsburg Residents, Waste Water Treatment Plant, 16707 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 9 a.m.-noon. Bring government issued photo ID.

19… Come Get Warm with Girl Scouts, 13716 Strafford Dr., Thurmont. 2-4 p.m.

19… Musical Event, St. John’s Union Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Road, Creagerstown. 2 p.m.  Contact Phone number (401-418-1760) in case of inclement weather.

21… Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 10-11:30 a.m.

21… Pauline’s Pals, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m.

22… Pot Luck & General Meeting, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. Noon.

22… New Driver’s License Presentation by Max Tucker, Maryland DOT, MVA, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1:15 p.m.

22… Bingo, AMVETS Post 7, 26 Apples Church Rd., Thurmont. 7-9 p.m.; doors open 5 p.m.

23… DJ Entertainment, American Legion Post 168, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 7-9 p.m.

25… Dr. MLK, Jr. Celebration Free Concert, Gettysburg College’s Majestic Theater, Gettysburg, PA. 7:30 p.m.

25… Indoor Yard Sale, Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Dr., Cascade, MD. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Vendors welcome ($15 to set up). 301-241-5085; www.thefrcc.org.

25… All-You-Can-Eat Wings & Shrimp Dinner, Thurmont Event Complex, 13716 Strafford Dr., Thurmont. Doors open 4 p.m.; meal served 6:30 p.m. Tip jars & 50/50. $25/person. Tickets: 301-271-3820 or 301-748-5359.

25… Thurmont Main Street Matinee: Absence of Malice, 11 Water St., Thurmont. 2-4 p.m.

25… Swing Dance Jazz Night, Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 7 p.m. The Leister Quartet. $10/person. All ages welcome. Free dance lesson.

25… Yard Sale, Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Dr., Cascade, MD. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Looking for vendors. Call 301-241-5085.

25… Free Seminar: “Think You Want a Vegetable Garden? Make a Plan,”  UME Office, 330 Montevue Ln., Frederick, MD. 10 a.m.-noon.

27… Community Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 6-7:30 p.m.

28… Nurse Steve from Senior Services Div., Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont.

29… 50/50 Bingo, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m.

31… Frederick County Parks & Rec’s Daddy Daughter Dance, Null Bldg., Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Ages 4-12. $60/couple ($30 for each additional child). Souvenir portrait, door prizes, music & more. Advanced registration required: 301-600-2936; recreater.com.

30… DJ Entertainment, American Legion Post 168, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. 7-9 p.m.

31           Appointments with Elly Williams, Fred. County Sr. Services Div. to Discuss Senior Programs & Medicare, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

2019 Town of Thurmont Holiday Decorations Winners

Residential

Most Traditional: 1st Place—103 Hammaker Street (James Garman); 2nd Place—13 Mantle Court (John & Melanie Burkett); 3rd Place—1 Terben Court (Jeffrey Cassidy); Hon. Mention—36 Colliery Drive (Edward Schildt, Jr.).

Most Decorative: 1st Place—112 Bosc Court (Katherine Burke); 2nd Place—      21 Pleasant Acres Drive (Carrie Blair); 3rd Place—118 Laurel Avenue (Roy Stambaugh); Hon. Mention—4 Tammy Court (David & Linda Valentine).

Business

1st Place—Timeless Trends Boutique; 2nd Place—Mountaingate Family Restaurant; 3rd Place—Gateway Flower Shop.

2019 Town of Emmitsburg Holiday Decorations Winners

Residential

Most Traditional: 1st Place—1315 Huntly Circle (Joseph & Vicy Simmel); 2nd Place—1012 Flat Run Court (Hogg Family); Hon. Mention—121 DePaul Street (Tracy Lewis).

Most Decorative: 1st Place—1303 Huntley Circle (Ronald Rogers); 2nd Place—13 Zanella Drive (Lori Reifsnider); Hon. Mention—217 East Main Street (Ed Wantz).

Business

1st Place—Carriage House Inn; 2nd Place—My Father’s Footsteps; Hon. Mention—Stavro’s Pizza.