1………. World Communion Sunday, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. Worship 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Special guest guitarist/vocalist Mike Schrif. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. (all ages). All welcome. 301-271-2379.
1………. St. Anthony Shrine Yard Sale & Flea Market, located at corner of U.S. 15 & St. Anthony Rd., Emmitsburg. $10/spot. Info.: parish office 301-447-2367. Lunch rights (food sales) reserved for St. Anthony Parish.
1………. Annual Pilgrimage for the Sea Services, Basilica of The National Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD. 3 p.m. All welcome. Free. Helen Jahn 301-447-6606; Helen.Jahn@setonshrine.org. www.setonshrine.org.
1………. Chicken Bar-B-Q, Lewistown Ruritan, US 15 North and Fish Hatchery Road, Lewistown.
1………. Thurmont Life Chain. Afternoon begins w/prayer service at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church 3:10 p.m. Life Chain will commence at 3:30 p.m. at Thurmont town square & end at 4:30 p.m. Stand up and be counted. Proclaim that life is sacred!
2………. “Served with Grace” Free Community Meal (first Monday each month), Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:30-7 pm. All welcome. 301-271-2379.
2………. Clothes Closet, Thurmont UMC, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 6-7:30 p.m.
2………. Lego & Wee Build Creation Night, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. All ages welcome. 3:30-5 p.m. 717-794-2240. Also: Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30.
2………. Live Entertainment: Forever Young, Mountain Gate Family Restaurant, 133 Frederick Rd., Thurmont. While dining 6-9 p.m. Reservations recommended but not necessary. Also: Oct. 9, 16, 23 & 30. www.mountaingatefamilyrestaurant.com.
3………. Gospel Sing with Daystar, Mountain Gate Family Restaurant, 133 Frederick Rd., Thurmont. Seating begins 6 p.m. Buffet only; reservations recommended but not necessary. 301-271-4373.
3………. Scherenschnitte Class w/Bill Hamman, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6 p.m. New members welcome; old members appreciated. Please bring your knives and boards, if previous students. Children must be accompanied by adult. 717-794-2240.
4………. Coffee Club, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 3:30-5 p.m. Coffee, tea, puzzles, board games, coloring books, etc. Food donations appreciated. 717-794-2240. Also: Oct. 11, 18, 25.
4………. VITT (very important teens & ‘tweens) Night. 6-7:30 p.m. Hang out, play Wii, play board games, do puzzles, eat snacks, watch movies, make movies, etc. 717-794-2240. Also: Oct. 18, 25.
4………. Free Workshop – How to Prepare for Your Tax Prep Appointment, Seton Center, Inc., 16840 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 6-8 p.m. Led by Rebecca Full of the Frederick County United. Free. Register: www.setoncenter.org/our-programs/build-your-resources/. Kelly Mays 301-447-6102 x17.
6………. First Friday Fun – Armadillo Rodeo, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 9:30-10:30 a.m. $5/child. Ages 2-4. Pre-registration suggested: 301-600-2936.
6………. Dining for Dollars, Roy Rogers, Thurmont. 5-8 p.m. Mention CHS Safe & Sane when ordering; a portion of bill will be donated to Safe & Sane.
7………. Catoctin-Ettes Golf Classic, Quail Valley Golf Club, Littlestown, PA. Registration: noon. $75/golfer (includes use of golf cart, commemorative gift, light lunch, full dinner, beverages & snacks on course). Benefits Catoctin-Ettes, Inc. Businesses & golfers register: Angela Ridenour 443-340-5358.
7………. Sportsman’s Bingo, Woodsboro Vol. Fire Co., Woodsboro Complex, Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro, MD. Doors open 4 p.m.; meal 5 p.m.; Bingo 6:30 p.m. $40 in advance; $45 at door. Buffet dinner, ice tea, lemonade, coffee. Gun jar holders, tip jars, door prizes & more. Firearms supplied by Skeeters Firearms, Smithsburg. Tickets: Sue 301-401-5698.
7………. Story Hour, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 11 a.m. 717-794-2240. Also: Oct. 14, 21, 28.
7………. Cash Bingo, Lewistown Fire Hall, 1101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Thurmont. Doors open 4:30 p.m.; Bingo 6 p.m. King Tut, raffles & special games. $20 in advance; $25 at door. Food & bake table avail. Proceeds to benefit Faith UCC. Tickets: 301-788-2427 or 301-271-7573.
7………. All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet & Pork Sale, Tom’s Creek UMC, 10926 Simmons Rd., Emmitsburg. 6 a.m.-10 a.m. $8/adult; $4/ages 5-10; Free/ages under 5. Baked goods for sale. Pork orders due Oct. 1.: Dottie 301-447-2403 or Ernie 443-605-2995.
7………. Civil War Barn Dance to Support Barn Preservation in Adams County, Beech Springs Farm, 784 Mount Carmel Rd., Orrtanna, PA. 5-10 p.m. Music, dancing, good food, silent auctions, raffles & more. Adults: $35 in advance; $40 at door. Children (ages 6-15) $10. Admission includes lite fare & refreshments. Tickets: www.HGAConline.org or 717-334-5185.
7………. The Frederick County Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Meeting, Edenton Retirement Community, Manor House, 5800 Genesis Ln., Frederick, MD. 10 a.m. 301-988-3838.
7………. Gun Bash, Thurmont Event Complex, 13716 Strafford Dr., Thurmont. Doors open 4 p.m.; Roast Beef & Shrimp Dinner 5:30-6:30 p.m. 16 guns of chance! $25/person. Tickets: 301-748-5359 or www.thurmonteventcomplex.com.
7,8…… Fall Festival, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission (fees for food & activities/games/manor). Antique tractor pull, games/crafts for kids, farm animals, hayrides, antique farm equipment & more. www.rosehillmuseum.com.
7-8….. Catoctin Gas Engine Show, Wolfsville Ruritan Club, 12708 Brandenburg Hollow Rd., Myersville, MD. Free. Features gas & steam engines, antique tractors, cars & trucks, sawmill demo, homemade food, flea market, yard sales, craft vendors.
8………. Hymn Sing at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 15116 Foxville Church Rd., Sabillasville. 7 p.m. Enjoy inspirational music & fellowship. Light refreshments will be served. Questions: Pastor Julie Brigham 240-405-2173.
8………. Blessing of Animals, St. Anthony Shrine, Emmitsburg. 1 p.m. Celebrate Feast of St. Francis of Assisi w/your pet. Bring pets to St. Anthony Shrine red brick school house grounds for an animal blessing. Light refreshments following.
9………. New Digital Graphics Club, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6:45 p.m. Learn to develop computer graphics & animation or teach others the skill. Call ahead to confirm time. 717-794-2240.
9………. Emmitsburg Job Fair, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 1-4 p.m. Seton Center 301-447-6102.
9………. 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 Facebook.
9,23… Grief Education Support Group, Hospice of Frederick Co., 516 Trail Ave., Frederick, MD. 2-3:30 p.m. www.hospiceoffrederick.org.
10……. Transitions Grief Support Group, Hospice of Frederick Co., 516 Trail Ave., Frederick, MD. 2-3:30 p.m. & 5-6:30 p.m. www.hospiceoffrederick.org.
11……. “Reading Rocks: Vol 2,” Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6 p.m. Tweens & teens learn skills needed to create your own painted rocks. Class limit 12. Register: 717-794-2240.
12……. Dress Like a Pirate Night & Watch Free Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Rated PG-13), Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6 p.m. Best costume wins prize. 717-794-2240.
12……. Annual Fire and Life Safety Open House, Vigilant Hose Co. Fire Station, 25 W. Main St., Emmitsburg. 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Event features magic by Cantori, information, demonstrations, fire truck rides, free refreshments & much more.
12……. Chicken BBQ, Weis Parking Lot, 2 Thurmont Blvd., Thurmont. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (or until chicken runs out). $8 (includes quarter chicken & two sides). Pre-order: Jack Davis 301-676-8650. Proceeds benefit CHS Cross Country Track & Field.
12-14 Yard Sale, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231 A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Includes “Fill a bag w/clothes for $5” special. Held rain or shine. Food & drinks available on Friday; full menu available 9 a.m. on Saturday. Benefits 2018 Mission Trip.
12-14 Fall Fest at Harriet Chapel, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Huge yard sale; bake sale; food.
13……. Veterans Support Last Chance Bonanza, American Legion Auxiliary Cascade American Legion Post 239, Cascade, MD. $25/person. Doors open 5 p.m.; dinner 6:30 p.m.; drawing 8 p.m.; band 9 p.m. Entertainment by On Tap. Tickets: Stacey Decker 717-552-4830 or stop by Post.
13-14…. Fallfest at Catoctin Furnace, 12525 Cactoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Apple butter boiling, baked goods & more. Tour historic buildings. Free.
13-14 Yard, Food & Bake Sale, Saint Anthony Shrine, 16150 St. Anthony Rd., Emmitsburg. Space avail.: $10/day (bring own table). Leo Krietz 301-447-3365 or Parish Office 301-447-2367. Benefits the cleaning/repair of headstones at St. Anthony Shrine Cemetery.
14……. Fall Craft Bazaar, Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Dr., Cascade, MD. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 40 unique vendors. Get your space: 301-271-5085.
14……. Out of the Darkness Walk, Baker Park, Frederick, MD. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Join or make donation: https://goo.gl/m1GpfE>https://afsp.donordrive.com/team/CHS or Debbie Wivell 240-236-8076.
14……. Jesse James Day, Walkersville Southern Railroad, 34 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville, MD. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. $15/adult; $14/Seniors; $12/ages 1-12. 301-898-0899 or www.wsrr.org.
14…. Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks, The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 339 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. $5/person. 6:30 p.m.; subsequent walks follow every 15 min. (last walk 8:30 p.m.). visit www.setonshrine.org and www.backfromthedead.org. Also: Oct. 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28.
14……. Fall Fest Café Luncheon, St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 8619 Black’s Mill Rd., Creagerstown/Thurmont. Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 6 deadline for carryout orders of pot pies and soups at $6/quart. Orders: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Betty 301-667-4380.
14-15 Mountain Fest, Sabillasville Elementary School, 16210 Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville, MD. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Car Show: Oct. 15 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All proceeds benefit scholarships for local graduates.
14-15 54th Annual Catoctin Colorfest, Community Park, Frederick Rd., Thurmont. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Nationally recognized juried arts & craft show. Shuttle bus serv. avail. www.colorfest.org.
14-15 Mt. Tabor Church of Rocky Ridge Ridgefest, Mt. Tabor Park, Motters Station Rd., Rocky Ridge, MD. Apple Butter Boiling demonstration (Sat. only), home-cooked food & Flea Markets. Free flea market set-up spaces: Jeff Sharrer 301-447-6387. Sponsored by the Willing Workers of Mt. Tabor Church.
15……. Quartermania, Mt. Pleasant Ruritan Club, 8101 Crum Rd., Mount Pleasant (Walkersville). Doors open 12:30 p.m.; bidding begins 2 p.m. Tickets: $5 in advance; $8 at door. Alden 301-845-4387.
15……. St. Anthony Shrine Yard Sale & Flea Market, located at corner of U.S. 15 & St. Anthony Rd., Emmitsburg. $10/spot. Info.: parish office 301-447-2367. Lunch rights (food sales) reserved for St. Anthony Parish.
16……. New Tween to Adult Anime.manga Club, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. Showcase movies, graphic novels & books. 6 p.m. 717-794-2240.
16……. Notice of Public Hearing, Town of Emmitsburg, Town Meeting Room, Emmitsburg. 7:30 p.m. 301-600-6300.
17……. The Summit Stitchers Quilt Club, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 5:30 p.m. New members & new projects always welcome! Any skill level. 717-794-2240.
17……. Gospel Sing w/Damascus Road Trio, Mountain Gate Family Restaurant, 133 Frederick Rd., Thurmont. Seating begins 6 p.m. Buffet only; reservations recommended but not necessary. 301-271-4373.
17……. Clothes Closet, Thurmont UMC, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 10-11:30 a.m.
17……. Daytime Support Group, Hospice of Frederick Co., 516 Trail Ave., Frederick, MD. 2-3:30 p.m. www.hospiceoffrederick.org.
18……. Slippery Pot Pie Dinner, Lewistown UMC, 11032 Hessong Bridge Rd., Lewistown, MD. Noon-5:30 p.m. $12/adult; $6/ages 6-12; Free/ages under 5. Carryout: $13. 301-898-7888.
18……. Overdose Response Training, Seton Center, Inc., 16840 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 6-8 p.m. Free. Frederick County Health Department shares how to identify signs/action steps to prevent opioid overdose. Registration required: Kelly Mays Kelly.email@example.com; 301-447-6102 x 17.
20……. “Catoctin Voices” Evening of Poetry, Scary Poetry Open Mic Night! Collier’s Log House, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 7-9 p.m. Public invited. Bring scary poetry to share! 301-418-3375.
20……. Mommy & Me – P is for Pumpkin, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Ages 1 1/2 – 2. $5/pair. 301-600-2936.
20……. 1950’s Night, Name That Tune, Thurmont Main Street Center, 11 Water St., Thurmont. 7 p.m. How many songs do you know? www.thurmontmainstreet.com.
21……. Lacie’s Legacy 12th Annual Memorial Walk, in memory of Lacie Wivell, Carroll Valley Park, Fairfield, PA. Registration 10 a.m.; walk starts 11 a.m. Rain or shine. $10/participant (lunch included). Silent auctions, raffles & door prizes. Proceeds donated to NTSAD for research & education of Tay Sachs Disease in memory of Lacie Wivell. Rick & Lisa: firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-642-6989.
21……. All-You-Can-Eat Wing Feed, Benefiting the Fairfield & Fountaindale Fire Departments, 106 Steelman St., Fairfield, PA. Doors open 5 p.m.; food served 6-9 p.m. $15/adult; $7.50/ages 12 & under. Tickets: 717-729-1998.
21……. Spirits of the Furnace, 12525 Cactoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 6:30-9 p.m. Guided night tour through historic Catoctin Iron Furnace and Village. Refreshments available at Collier’s Log House. Bring flashlight & wear shoes appropriate for uneven terrain. $10/adult; $5/ages 12 & under. Tickets: www.catoctinfurnace.org or 443-463-6437.
21……. First Annual Thurmont Plein Air, Main St., Thurmont. Make yourself comfortable on Main Street & bring your easel to paint beautiful landscape of downtown historic Thurmont. Rain or shine. $20 entry fee. Applications avail. at www.thurmontmainstreet.com/events.html. Email Vickie email@example.com.
21……. Emmitsburg High School’s 93rd Annual Alumni Banquet, Emmitsburg Amb. Ctr., 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 5 p.m. $25/person. Sam Valentine 301-447-2507.
21 …… DINNER CANCELLED: The Oyster, Turkey & Country Ham Dinner at Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Thurmont, has been cancelled.
22……. Spa Day, American Legion Auxiliary Cascade American Legion Post 239, Cascade, MD. 1-5 p.m. Day of pampering: nails, hair, make-up & massages; then have your picture taken. Light refreshments. Cost by donation; all proceeds donated to Cumberland Valley Breast Cancer Awareness.
22……. St. John’s United Church of Christ in Sabillasville Dedicates Morning Service to Dr. Henry Harbaugh, 16923 Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville. 11 a.m. 200th anniversary of his birth. Following service, a brochure by Joan Bittner Fry will be available for each attendee.
22……. Anniversary Lovefeast, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. Worship 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Hosanna Choir 8 a.m.; Bells of Grace Handbell Choir 10:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:15 a.m. (all ages). All welcome. 301-271-2379.
22……. Southern Gospel Music by Keystone State Quartet, Deerfield Church, 16405 Foxville Deerfield Road, Sabillasville. 2 p.m. 301-241-3158.
22……. Bingo — Money & Coach Bags, Thurmont Event Complex, 13716 Strafford Dr., Thurmont. Doors open 11 a.m.; Bingo 1 p.m. $25/person. 28 games total: 14 cash prizes; 14 Coach bags. Tip jars, 50/50, door prizes, cash bar, cash kitchen. Jim Wolf 301-448-0235; Tammy Wolf 717-642-5075.
23……. Clothes Closet, Thurmont UMC, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 6-7:30 p.m.
23……. Evening Support Group, Hospice of Frederick Co., 516 Trail Ave., Frederick, MD. 5-6:30 p.m. www.hospiceoffrederick.org.
24……. Seton Center DePaul Dental Health Club Kick-Off, Seton Center, Inc., 16840 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Sister Roberta Treppa Roberta.firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-447-6102 x 20.
25……. Book Review — Final Gifts by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley, Hospice of Frederick Co., 516 Trail Ave., Frederick, MD. 3-4 p.m. www.hospiceoffrederick.org.
26……. Environmental Films Series: Before the Flood (w/Leonardo Dicaprio), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6 p.m. Discussion to follow film. Free & free snacks. Sponsored by Catoctin Area Sierra Club and Thurmont Green Team. Info.: email@example.com.
26……. Adult Book Club Organizational Meeting, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6:30 p.m. Featuring local authors this year. Interested in participating, but can’t make this meeting, please contact library. 717-794-2240.
27……. Halloween Party, Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Dr., Highfield-Cascade, MD. 6-8 p.m. Hay rides, costume contests & games. All invited. Free admission. $2/ person for hayrides.
27-28 Family-Style Turkey & Fried Oyster Dinner, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. Oct. 27: 3-7 p.m.; Oct. 28: 1-6 p.m. $20/adult; $10/ages 6-10; Free/ages under 6. Carryout: $21. Bake sale table. 301-271-2379.
28……. 17th Annual Silent Auction/Spaghetti Dinner, Lewistown Fire Hall, Lewistown, MD. 5-8 p.m. Complete pasta dinner, silent auction & live auction. Tickets: $8 in advance; $10 at door. Benefits Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program. 301-898-3587.
28……. 15th Annual Wesley Chapel UMC Art & Craft Show, Urbana Fire Hall (indoor), 3602 Urbana Pk., Frederick, MD. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission & parking. 65 vendors; serving breakfast & lunch.
28……. Family-Style Turkey & Oyster Dinner, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 1-6 p.m. $20/adult; $10/ages 6-10; Free/ages under 6. Carryout: $21. Craft & bake table. 301-271-2379.
28……. Silent Auction & Spaghetti Dinner, Lewistown Fire Hall, 11101 Hessong Bridge Rd., Frederick, MD. 5-8 p.m. $10 at door; $8 in advance. Raffles, 50/50s, cash beer and wine & much more. Benefits Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program. Tickets: 301-898-3587.
28……. ESP Performing Company’s 7th Annual 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser, Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg. 9 a.m. $25/adult; $15/students (includes custom Gnarly Artly t-shirt). Register: ESP Performing Company dancer, in person at ESP Dance 15 Water St., or active.com search ESP.
28……. Tween & Teen Halloween Lock-In, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. Decorate pumpkins, play board games, eat pizza, and watch Hocus Pocus (Rated PG). 7-11 p.m. Space for 15. Register: 717-794-2240.
28……. Halloween in the Park, Thurmont Community Park, Thurmont. 6 p.m.. Benefits local food bank. Admission is $3 & canned food donation. Haunted hayrides, a haunted house, a magic show, face painting, refreshments, non-scary children’s area & much more! Raindate: Nov. 4.
28……. 10th Annual Free Community Health Fair, Great Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. AACFMD.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
29……. A Celebration of Children’s Sabbath, Prayer and Anointing for Healing, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship 10:30 a.m. All invited. 301-271-2379.
30……. 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 Facebook.
31……. Trick-or-Treat, Town of Thurmont. 6-7:30 p.m.
31…….Trick-or-Treat, Parade & Party, Emmitsburg. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Trick-or-Treat, 7:00 p.m. Parade begins at Federal St. & DePaul St. Party at Vigilant Hose Co. Fire House after parade.