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1…… 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.
1…… Speaker Series: Secrets of the Ritchie Boys, Fort Ritchie Comm. Center, 14421 Lake Royer Dr., Cascade, MD. 6 p.m. Featuring Author Beverley Driver Eddy. www.thefrcc.org.
1…… Wolfe Agricultural Auctions: Livestock Sale, at The Eyler Stables, 137 Emmitsburg Rd., Thurmont. 301-898-0340.
1…… Tyrian Masonic Lodge 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Cedar Ridge Golf Course, 1225 Barlow Two-Taverns Rd., Gettysburg, PA. Shotgun start 9 a.m. $65/person; $240/foursome. Ron 717-688-1598 or Dan 717-321-3968.
2…… Meet Author Brigid Kemmerer, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. 2-3 p.m.
2…… Walkersville High School’s Class of 1981 40th Reunion, Mt. Pleasant Ruritan Club, 8101 Crum Rd., Walkersville.1-9 p.m.
3…… Chicken BBQ, Lewistown Ruritan Club, Carryouts only. Intersection of Fish Hatchery Rd. & Rt. 15 (northbound side), Lewistown. 10:00 a.m. until sold out.
4…… Clothes Closet, Thurmont UMC, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 6-7:30 p.m.
4…… Cash Bingo, Woodsboro Vol. Fire Co., 2 South 3rd St., Woodsboro, MD. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; games 7 p.m.
5…… Knitting/Crocheting Group for Newborn Hats for FMH Hospital, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 11 a.m.
5…… Piano Music by Ruth & Sing Along, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 11-11:30 a.m.
6…… 50/50 Bingo, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m.
6 ….. Free Blood Pressure Checks by Right at Home, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10:45 a.m.-noon.
6…… Thurmont Candidates Forum: Mayor & Commissioner Candidates, Thurmont Town Office, 615 E. Main St., Thurmont. 7 p.m. Open to public; seating is limited. Broadcast live on local cable channel 99 & www.thurmont.com. Hosted by Thurmont Lions Club.
7…… Exercise to a Video Tape, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 9:30 a.m.
7,8… Yard Sale, 305 Eyler Rd., Thurmont. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Supplies, train table, baby swing, exersaucer, toys, clothes & more.
7,8… Multi-Family Yard Sale, 7912 Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. Longaberger baskets, antiques, furniture, household items, tools & more.
7,8… Multi-Family Yard Sale, 12610 Creagerstown Rd., Thurmont.
7,8… Community Yard Sale, Orchard Hills, Bosc Court, Thurmont. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Tools, furniture, home decor, baby clothes, linens, collectibles & more.
7-9… Huge Yard Sale, Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Food available (carryout only) Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (or until sold out): sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, soda/water, soups & lots of baked goods. www.gracehammoravian.org.
7-9… Giant Yard & Furniture Sale, Harriet Chapel Catoctin Episcopal Parish, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Baked goods, soups, pulled pork, sandwiches & hot dogs. www.harrietchapel.com.
7-10. Huge Multi-Family Yard Sale, 107 North Carroll St., Thurmont. Household items, girls clothing, designer handbags, waterfowl decoys, hunting boat.
8…… Benefit Yard Sale, 10825 Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro, MD. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
8,9… Puerto Rico Mission Trip Yardsale, TUMC, in Pavilion, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. Oct. 8: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oct. 9: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
8,9… Benefit Yard Sale for Willing Workers of Grace Rocky Hill, 10825 Coppermine Rd., Woodsboro, MD.
9,10. 57th Annual Catoctin Colorfest, Community Park, Frederick Rd., Thurmont. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nationally recognized juried arts & craft show. Free admission. Shuttle bus service available. www.colorfest.org.
9,10. Warm Apple Dumpling Sale, Community Park (right in front), 21 Frederick Rd., Thurmont. $4/each; $18/pan of 6. In Nov. & Dec. place orders for take-n-bake dumplings (frozen):301-271-3820.
9,10. Food for Sale, Thurmont Grange Hall, Carroll Street, Thurmont. Hand-dipped ice cream, chicken salad sandwiches, hot dogs, country ham sandwiches, soft drinks, water & homemade baked goods. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Outdoor seating available. Reasonable prices.
9,10. Mount Tabor Church Ridgefest, Mount Tabor Church Park, 13616 Motters Station Rd., Rocky Ridge. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Home-cooked food (cash only), numerous vendors, apple butter demonstration (Sat. only). Free flea market set-up spaces: Jeff Sharrer 301-447-6387.
9,10. 45th Annual Sabillasville Mountainn Festival & Car Show, Sabillasville ES, 16210 Sabillasville Rd., Sabillasville. Oct. 9: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oct. 10: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (car show Sunday). Free admission. Local vendors, demonstrations, food trucks, music & more.
9,10. Rocky Ridge Vol. Fire Co. Ridgefest, Rocky Ridge Activities Bldg.,13516 Motters Station Rd., Rocky Ridge. Breakfast sandwiches 6-10 a.m.; famous country-ham sandwiches until 6 p.m. $5/ea. (freshly made/individually wrapped).
10…. Shotgun Shoot, Indian Lookout Conservation Club, 17107 Riffle Rd., Emmitsburg. Registration: noon; Shoots: 1 p.m. 12 guage and 410.
14…. Monthly Birthday Party, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 12:30 p.m.
14…. Fundraiser Night for the Thurmont Sr. Ctr. at Thurmont Roy Rogers. 5-8 p.m.
15…. Special Storytime, Winterbrook Farms, 13001 Creagerstown Rd., Thurmont. Hosted by Thurmont Regional Library. 10:30-11:00 a.m.
15…. Marie Free’s Seated Massage, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
15…. Clay Shoot, Fort Ritchie Community Center hosts at Orvis Hill Country, 519 Gladhill Rd., Fairfield, PA. 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $125/participant (includes 100 targets,15 shooting stations, eye and ear protection, catered lunch, awards presentations, complimentary gift). Must be at least 12 years old to participate. Register at www.thefrcc.org.
15…. Historic Outdoor Walking Tour of Myersville, MD-The Colorful History of a “Sleepy” Maryland Town, Myersville-Wolfsville Area HIstorical Society, Myersville Town Hall, 301 Main St., Myersville, MD. 7 p.m.
15,16.. Wolfe Agricultural Auctions: Horse Sale, at The Eyler Stables, 137 Emmitsburg Rd., Thurmont. 301-898-0340.
16…. Emmitsburg High School 97th Annual Alumni Banquet, 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 4 p.m.
16…. History Trick-or-Treat, Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-696-2936; www.recreater.com.
17…. Third Annual Emmitsburg Community Unity Celebration, Town Park. 2 p.m.
17…. Delone Catholic H.S. Open House, 140 S. Oxford Ave., McSherrystown, PA. 1-3 p.m. Come see what there is for your student to love. Scholarship competition for 8th grade students. Can’t make open house? Contact Jennifer Hart firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-637-5969 ext. 206).
18…. Cash Bingo, Woodsboro Vol. Fire Co., 2 South 3rd St., Woodsboro, MD. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; games 7 p.m.
18…. Songs and Stories of the Old Railroad Days, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1:15 p.m.
19…. Pauline’s Pals, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m.
19…. Apple Dumpling Sale, 8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge, MD. Pick up Oct. 24.
19…. Clothes Closet, Thurmont UMC, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 10-11:30 a.m.
20…. 50/50 Bingo, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m.
21…. Fright Night on the Deck, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6-7 p.m. Grades 6-12.
23…. Support Shannon Baumgardner’s Fight Against ALS, Kountry Kitchen, 17 Water St., Thurmont. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Family raffling off items donated by local businesses & 25% of restaurant proceeds will go toward medical expenses. 301-271-4071.
23…. Family Campfire, Fountain Rock Park, 8511 Fountain Rock Ct., Walkersville. 301-696-2936; www.recreater.com.
23…. Quarter Auction for Kyle Minnick, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont. Doors open 11 a.m.; bidding 12 p.m.
23…. History Trick-or-Treat, Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market Street, Frederick. 301-696-2936; www.recreater.com.
23…. Drive-Thru Dinner, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 8619 Blacks Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $12/dinner (fried chicken, green beans, pepper slaw, biscuit & cake). Chicken: 8pc.-$10; 12pc.-$15; 16pc-$20. Apple butter: half-pint-$2; pint-$3.50; quarts-$5.50. Pre-order by Oct. 19: 301-898-5290 (leave name & order) or Carmi Sayler 301-401-0633.
23…. 18th Annual Urbana Indoor Art & Craft Show, Urbana Fire Hall, 3602 Urbana Pk., Frederick. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission/parking; 65 vendors. Sponsored by Wesley Chapel UMC.
23…. Slippery Pot Pie Pickup, 12027 South St., Libertytown, MD.
23,24 Fall Harvest Show, Murphy Farm, 11502 Browningsville Rd., Ijamsville, MD. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
24…. Gateway to the Cure Covered Bridge 5K, Eyler Road Park, Thurmont. Run/walk registration: 8:30 a.m. $35/runner. www.runsignup.com or Thurmont Town Office 301-271-7313.
24…. Maryland International Harvester Fall Harvest Show & Tim Burrier Memorial Cake Auction, 11502 Browningsville Rd., Ijamsville, MD. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
24…. Children’s Bingo, Woodsboro Vol. Fire Co., 2 South 3rd St., Woodsboro, MD. Doors open noon; games 1 p.m.
24…. Shotgun Shoot, Indian Lookout Conservation Club, 17107 Riffle Rd., Emmitsburg. Registration: noon; Shoots: 1 p.m. 12 guage and 410.
25…. Clothes Closet, Thurmont UMC, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 6-7:30 p.m.
26…. Town of Thurmont General Election: Mayor and Two Commissioner Seats, Guardian Hose Co. Activities Bldg., 123 E. Main St., Thurmont. Polls open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Info.: 301-271-7313.
27…. Halloween Party & General Meeting, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m.
27…. Lewistown UMC Slippery Pot Pie Take-Out Orders Due, 11032 Hessong Bridge Rd., Thurmont. $7/quart (indicate chicken or ham, quantity, name, phone number, pickup time): 301-898-7004 or email email@example.com. Pickup Nov. 6 noon-6 p.m.
28…. Trunk or Treat, Thurmont Regional Library, Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6-8 p.m.
29…. Trick-or-Treat Drive-Thru, Utica Park, 10200-B Old Frederick Rd., Frederick. $10/carload. Advance registration required: www.recreater.com or 301-600-2936. Frederick Co. Parks & Rec.
30…. History Trick-or-Treat, Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-696-2936; www.recreater.com.
30…. Trunk or Treat, TUMC, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 5-7 p.m. Trick or treat at the church; stay for dinner/costume judging. (Save the Date: Unclouded Day Concert Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m.)
30…. Wolfe Agricultural Auctions: Halloween Party, at The Eyler Stables, 137 Emmitsburg Rd., Thurmont. 6 p.m. 301-898-0340.
30…. Not Your Average Boozy Costume Party Bingo 18+, 8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge, MD. Doors open at 4 p.m.
30…. Trunk N’ Treat, First Baptist Church, 7 Sunny Way, Thurmont. 4-6 p.m. Decorate your car trunk (no scary scenes); enjoy treats, games & free pizza. Trophy awarded for best trunk. Bring non-perishable food item for food bank. Register: www.fbcthurmont.org.
30,31 HarvestFest Craft Fair, 2814 Opossumtown Pk., Frederick. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.