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august

1…… Line Dancing, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10-11 a.m. Free. 301-271-7911. Also: Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29.

1…… Nighttime on the Deck: Critters & Conservation, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. 301-600-7212.

2…… Parents Meeting for CHS Class of 2018 Safe & Sane, Thurmont Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 7-8:30 p.m.

2…… Learn How to Enjoy Your Garden Produce When Winter Snow Falls, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 7 p.m. 301-600-7212.

2…… 50/50 Bingo,  Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m.   Open to public.  Must be 18 to play Bingo. $5 to play, specials, pickle jar; $1 coverall last game. 301-271-7911. Also. Aug. 16,

3…… Annual Thurmont Senior Center Picnic, Thurmont Town Park, Thurmont. 11 a.m.; eat at noon. Pot Luck—bring dish or dessert to share OR pay $6. Need count for fried chicken supplied by center, so sign up at center or call 301-271-7911.

4…… Dining for Dollars, Roy Rogers, Thurmont. 5-8 p.m. Mention CHS Safe & Sane when ordering; portion of bill will be donated to CHS Class of 2018 Safe & Sane….

4…… The Hyssongs, Tom’s Creek Church, 10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg. 7 p.m. Give The Hyssongs a great big Tom’s Creek welcome. Bring your friends!

5… Grace Rocky Hill Church Strawberry Festival, 10825 Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro, MD. Music by Back Roads 4 p.m.

5…… Holland Grill Demo, Zurgable Hardware, 1663 Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

5…… Thurmont Community Fun Fest, Eyler Road Park, Thurmont. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Presented by Town of Thurmont and CYA Football & Cheer Teams. Games, activities, food, pet-friendly activities, demos, giveaways, music & much more! 301-271-7313.

5…… Horse Storytime (birth thru 5th grade), Eyler’s Stable, Thurmont. 11 a.m. Thurmont Regional Library Program. fcpl.org.

5…… Emmitsburg Trails Workday, Rainbow Lake, Hampton Valley Rd., Emmitsburg. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Refreshments, giveaways, BBQ after work in town. todonnell@emmitsburgmd.gov.

6…… Cash Bingo, Sons of the American Legion Post 239, 14418 MacAfee Hill Rd., Highfield-Cascade, MD. Doors open 11 a.m.; early bird games 12:45 p.m. Refreshments avail. No alcoholic beverages allowed in Bingo hall.

8…… Family Movie Night: Finding Nemo (Rated G), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6 p.m. Bring your own snacks, blanket & pillows. 301-600-7212.

8…… Teens Celebrate All Things Rebel Alliance, Screening of The Force Awakens, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 1 p.m. Crafts & snacks. 301-600-7212.

9…… Lunch & Learn, Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home at Carriage House Inn, 200 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 11:30 a.m. 410-848-3933.

10… Free Blood Pressure Checks, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10 a.m.-noon. Right At Home. 301-271-7911.

10… Monthly Birthday Party,  Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 12:30 p.m. Birthday people get picture taken for “Senior Moments” in The Catoctin Banner. Cake & ice cream.  All seniors welcome. Call day before to order lunch ($6): 301-271-7911.

11… Free Friday Family Fun Night, Carroll Valley Common Pavilion, 5685 Fairfield Rd., Fairfield (rain or shine; parent must accompany children). Children’s Grocery Store open from 6-8:30 p.m. (kids can shop for foods provided at no cost, no income questions asked). Pizza, popcorn & movie (Finding Dory) 6:30-8:30 p.m. 717-321-0169.

12… National Farmers Market Week Celebration, Thurmont Main Street Farmers Market, Municipal Parking Lot, South Center St. (behind PNC Bank), Thurmont. Detour Winery, Josh Bollinger’s pit beef, pork & turkey sandwiches, music by Michael Warner, Trades of Hope & much more! www.thurmontmainstreet.com.

12… Annual Big Picnic, Mount Tabor Park, 13616 Motters Station Rd., Rocky Ridge, MD. 3-9 p.m. Music by River Bend Band 6-9 p.m.; Baby Show 4 p.m. (registration 3 p.m.). Food & ice cream.

12… Annual Picnic, Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 14110 Stottlemyer Road, Foxville. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Chapel Blue Grass Band. Food for sale. 301-271-7961.

12… UME Frederick County Master Gardener FREE 2017 Seminar: Extend the Growing Season, UME Office, 330 Montevue Ln., (off Rosemont Avenue), Frederick, MD. 10 a.m.-noon. Begin to plant now for a second harvest this fall. Find out what to plant and when to plant it. Discover the benefits of making and using row covers. Register: www.extension.umd.edu/frederick-county/home-gardening/mg-happenings or Lisa 301-600-1595.

13… Chicken Bar-B-Q, Lewistown Ruritan, U.S. Route 15 North & Fish Hatchery Rd., Lewistown.

13… Music on the Deck Concert: Forever Young, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 2 p.m. Free admission.

13… Zumbathon Charity Event, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 East Main St., Thurmont. 2-4 p.m. Doors open 1:45 p.m. In advance: $5 (55+) & $10 (under 55). At door: $10 (55+) & $15 (under 55). Energizing afternoon of Zumba & Zumba Gold formats. Several guest instructors. Door prizes. All proceeds support Thurmont Senior Center. Kellie Bevard 301-748-4678.

14… Mackenzie’s Light (a bereavement support group), Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. Discussion leader: Colt Black. Anyone impacted by the loss of a loved one is welcome. Meets second Monday of each month. Colt 240-288-1300 or go to Facebook.

14… Dining for Dollars, Chipotle (Rt. 26), Frederick, MD. 5-8 p.m. Mention CHS Safe & Sane when ordering; portion of bill will be donated to CHS Class of 2018 Safe & Sane.

14… Hoke Furniture Company: Master Craftsman in Thurmont. Thurmont Regional Library, 76 East Moser Rd., Thurmont. 7 p.m. Free. 301-600-7212.

14-19 Rocky Ridge Carnival, Mt. Tabor Park, Motter Station Road, Rocky Ridge.

15… Family Movie Night: Lilo and Stitch (Rated PG), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6 p.m. Bring your own snacks, blanket & pillows. 301-600-7212.

18… Third & Final “Pool Party,” Community Park, Emmitsburg. 6-8 p.m. Featuring hot dogs, drinks, Rita’s Italian Ice, music & games.

18… Groundbreaking for the New Seton Center, off E. Lincoln Ave., west of Mother Seton School, Emmitsburg. 3 p.m.

18… Marie Free Seated Massage, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $1/minute. 301-271-7911.

19… Up & Out Foundation’s 4th Annual Run For Recovery 5K Run/Walk, Monocacy Village Park, 409 Delaware Rd., Frederick, MD. 8-11 a.m. To raise awareness & educate about any kind of addiction & promote healthy lifestyle alternatives. Register: eventbrite.com.

19… Festival, St. John’s UCC, church pavilion off Harbaugh Valley Road, Sabillasville. Starts at 3:00 p.m. Free.

19,20 WW II Weekend, The Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Nancy Sweet 301-600-1650; nsweet@frederickcountymd.gov.

19… Tommy West Memorial Motorcycle Ride, Thurmont American Legion Pavilion, S. Center Street, Thurmont. Registration 9:30 a.m., ride departs 10:45 a.m. Rain or shine. 240-315-8216 Johnny West or www.tommywestmemorialfund.org.

21… Free Special Prize Bingo, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 2-3 p.m. Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Ministries. 301-271-7911.

22… Catoctin School Supply Drive Distribution, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231 Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Program is to assist students attending the Catoctin Feeder Schools: Emmitsburg Elementary, Lewistown Elementary, Sabillasville Elementary, Thurmont Elementary, Thurmont Primary, Thurmont Middle & Catoctin High School. Jennifer Harbaugh caringind@aol.com or 301-639-9970.

22… Family Movie Night: WALL-E (Rated G), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6 p.m. Bring your own snacks, blanket & pillows. 301-600-7212.

24… Elly Jenkins Dept. of Aging, Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sign up for half-hour appt. to discuss Dept. of Aging Programs for seniors and/or Medicare. 301-271-7911.

24… Make Your Own Goo, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 5 p.m. Make it glittery, sparkly, or dark dismal. 301-600-7212.

26… Grace Rocky Hill Church Strawberry Festival, 10825 Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro, MD. Music by 5.5 Men 4 p.m.

26… UME Frederick County Master Gardener FREE 2017 Seminar: Preserving the Garden’s Harvest, UME Office, 330 Montevue Ln., (off Rosemont Avenue), Frederick, MD. Explore different techniques for preserving your garden’s bounty of vegetables, fruits & herbs: drying, canning, and freezing; dry storage; and other tried-and-true methods. Register: www.extension.umd.edu/frederick-county/home-gardening/mg-happenings or Lisa 301-600-1595.

26… Art on the Deck: Carving with Tom Sterner, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 1 p.m. Register: fcpl.org.

27… Thurmont AMVETS Ladies Auxilary Post 7, Classic Car, Truck & Bike Show (All makes and models welcome),  Thurmont Guardian Hose Activities Bldg., East Main St., Thurmont. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration (10 a.m.-1 p.m.): $12. Participant voting closes at 1 p.m.; Top 25 Awards 2:30 p.m. Great food provided by Ladies Auxiliary. Chinese Auction, 50/50 raffle, Music DJ, “Oldies Music.”

27… Guyton Reunion, Mount Tabor Church Activities Bldg., 10043 Longs Mill Rd., Rocky Ridge, MD. 1 p.m. Bring a covered dish and any recipes and photos you want to include in booklets. Irene Miller 301-271-7687.

27… Elizabeth Ann Seton Birthday Celebration, National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 1:30 p.m. All welcome. Free. Helen Jahn 301-447-6606 or Helen.Jahn@setonshrine.org. www.setonshrine.org.

28… Mackenzie’s Light Addiction Awareness Program, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6:30 p.m. Meets last Monday of each month. Open to all who are seeking information or have been impacted by drug abuse in the family. Becky Freeze 301-524-8064 or go to Facebook.

28… Last Day to Register to Vote w/Frederick County to be able to Vote on Town of Emmitsburg Election Day (Sept. 26). Register to vote/applications: Emmitsburg Town Office, 300A S. Seton Ave. or www.elections.maryland.gov.

29… Family Movie Night: UP (Rated PG), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6 p.m. Bring your own snacks, blanket & pillows. 301-600-7212.

30           Special 50/50 Bingo to Benefit the Thurmont Food Bank, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m. Half of proceeds will go to Thurmont Food Bank. If you wish, bring canned/nonperishable good to donate; donation box will be available. Open to  public. Must be 18 to play Bingo. $5 to play, specials, pickle jar; $1 coverall last game, winner take all. 301-271-7911.

september

3…… ThorpeWood’s 10th Annual 5K Trail Walk & 10K Trail Run, 12805-A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. 8-11 a.m. Proceeds benefit ThorpeWood’s partnership w/Frederick County Head Start. Register: www.active.com & search: ThorpeWood. 301-271-2823.

4…… Annual Labor Day Festival, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, 103 N. Church Street, Thurmont. 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. Home Comfort Bluegrass Band. Adults/$14, $6.50/6-12, 5 and under free. 301-447-2367 or www.sasolmc.org

10… Platoon 22 Bingo, Lewistown Vol. Fire Dept., 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Lewistown. Doors open noon. Benefits Suicide Prevention. Prizes, 50/50 raffle, cash prizes, lunch available. Tickets: eventbrite.com/E/Bingo-for-platoon-22-tickets-35791463230. Questions: tammybomberger@gmail.com.

16… Emmitsburg Vol. Ambulance Company’s Bingo Bash, 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 4 p.m.; games 7 p.m. $40 in advance; $50 at door. 22 games paying $250 ea.; 3 $1,000 jackpots & a meal. Tickets: Pam Ellison 240-472-3484 or Mary Lou 240-285-3184.

23… Gospel & Blue Grass Music Festival, Mt. Tabor Park, Rocky Ridge, MD. 1-6 p.m. Free admission (donations welcome). Featuring local talents & Carroll County Ramblers and Hanover Express.

30… Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co. Sportsman Bingo, 13527 Motters Station Rd, Rocky Ridge, MD. Doors open 4 p.m.; meal 5 p.m.; Bingo 6:30 p.m. $40/person (no tickets sold at door). 20 games: 10 – $200 prizes; 10 – gun prizes. Meal included. Door prizes, Bingo balls, gun jars, 50/50 raffles. Tickets: Buddy Stover 301-271-4650.

30… 50/50 Bingo, St. Anthony Shrine – Upper Hall, Emmitsburg. Doors open 6:00 p.m. Benefit St. Anthony Shrine Cemetery Care Fund. 301-447-2367.