Valentine Dance

Purchase your tickets today for the Valentine Dance, sponsored by Emmitsburg Heritage Day, on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 17701 Creamery Road in Emmitsburg, featuring classic rock and dance music by the Sticktime Band. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m., with dinner served at 5:00 p.m., and dancing from 7:00-11:00 p.m. BYOB (with setups provided), plus raffles, adult games, and more! View the advertisement on page 7 for more details and for ticket information.

Maryland Express 16U Girls Softball Bingo

On Sunday, February 23, 2020, at the Lewistown Fire Hall, doors will open at noon for Bingo beginning at 2:00 p.m. to benefit the Maryland Express 16U Girls Softball Team. A six-pack of cards will be sold at $30.00 per person in advance and $40.00 per person at the door. Price includes 19 regular games, one jackpot coverall, four 50/50 games, and one winner-take-all game. King Tutts, holder jars, and extra game cards will be sold separately. Call Terry McMillan at 240-405-4646 for tickets and view the advertisement on page 16 for more information.

Ever Rise

Get your tickets today for Ever Rise on February 8, 2020, at the Thurmont Event Complex, hosted by the Thurmont Community Ambulance Service. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Music starts at 9:00 p.m. The kitchen will be open and there will be a cash bar. View the advertisement on page 31 for more details and for ticket information.

Painting with Friends by Tammy

No experience necessary to sign up for Painting with Friends by Tammy on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from noon-3:00 p.m., at the Guardian Hose Activities Building in Thurmont. Over 125 stencils to choose from and a bunch of fun to be had! All ages welcome. To find out how to reserve your seat today, view the advertisement on page 27.

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company’s Meat Raffle

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company is holding a Meat Raffle on February 21, 2020, in the Activity Building at 13516 Motters Station Road in Rocky Ridge. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. and raffle beginning at 7:30 p.m. Cost is just $10.00 per person. View the advertisement on page 16 for more details and for ticket contact information.

Events at the Thurmont Main Street Center

The free Thurmont Main Street matinees will be held the second and fourth Saturday, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Plus, come out for Yoga on Monday and Wednesday mornings, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. (moderate), and Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 4:15-6:15 p.m. (beginners); Tuesdays only at 4:00 p.m. (intermediate). Fee for yoga is by donation. View the advertisement on page 25 for more details and for matinee features.

Speaker Series at Fort Ritchie Community Center

The Fort Ritchie Community Center Speaker Series event starts at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020, with The Moscow Rules: Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War, by author Jonna Mendez. Tickets include the presentation, refreshments, and the opportunity to meet Mrs. Mendez. You won’t want to miss it! View the advertisement on page 20 for more details and for ticket information.

Mid Maryland United Hosts All Sports/Cash Bingo

Play to win at the Mid Maryland United’s All Sports/Cash Bingo at the AMVETS at 26 Apples Church Road in Thurmont on February 8, 2020. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with games beginning at 7:00 p.m. The cost is $25.00 per player (includes 20 games). Event features tip jars, gun jars, raffles, 50/50s, door prizes, and food, available for additional purchase. Contact Lori Worth at worthwhile@md.net or 717-830-0909. View the advertisement on page 12 for additional information.

St. John’s Lutheran Church’s Fried Oyster & Turkey Dinner

A Fried Oyster & Turkey Dinner will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Creagerstown on February 15, 2020, from 12:00-5:00 p.m. Enjoy fresh fried oysters and turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, sauerkraut, green beans, and more! Adults are $20.00, children (ages 6-12) are $8.00, and children under 5 eat free. View the advertisement on page 12 for more information.

Rocky Ridge VFC’s Country Butchering

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company is holding its Country Butchering on Saturday, February 15, 2020. A pancake breakfast will be served from 6:00-10:00 a.m. at the activity building. Orders must be placed before February 8. View the advertisement on page 16 for information on how to place your order.

St. Anthony’s Valentine’s Bingo

Mark your calendars for Valentine’s Bingo on Friday, February 14, 2020, at St. Anthony’s Shrine Upper Hall in Emmitsburg. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with games beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event also features 50/50, tip jars, raffles, and food and baked goods for purchase. View the advertisement on page 22 for more information.

Keysville Grace UCC’s Valentine’s Dinner

Make your reservations today for the Valentine’s Dinner at Keysville Grace United Church of Christ in Keymar on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Serving times are 4:00 p.m., 5:40 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. Taste of Romance cost is $15.00 per person. View the advertisement on page 19 for more information.

Thurmont Lions Club’s Cash Bingo

Mark your calendars for the Thurmont Lions Club’s Cash Bingo on March 28, 2020, at the Guardian Hose Company Activities Building in Thurmont. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., with Bingo starting at 6:45 p.m. Bring a non-perishable food item, cash donation, or eyeglasses with you to be entered in a special drawing! View the advertisement on page 6 for more details and ticket information.

Adult Beverage Bingo

Graceham Volunteer Fire Company is holding an Adult Beverage Bingo on March 28, 2020. Doors open at 4:00 p.m.; dinner served at 5:30 p.m.; games begin at 6:30 p.m. Bingo features adult beverages from local wineries, breweries, and distilleries, as well as tip jars, 50/50, and a jackpot with a chance to win a cooler full of assorted adult beverages! View the advertisement on page 13 for more details and ticket information.

Thurmont United Methodist Church’s Spring Bazaar

Thurmont United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Spring Bazaar on April 4, 2020, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Vendors are welcome. View the advertisement on page 18 for more details and contact information.

RJ’s Karaoke & DJ

Thurmont Community Ambulance Service presents RJ’s Karaoke & DJ on February 29, 2020, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight, at the Thurmont Event Complex on Strafford Drive in Thurmont. Event features a cash bar and open kitchen. View the advertisement on page 26 for more information.

20th Celtic Concert

Frederick County Public Libraries presents 20th Celtic Concert, featuring House of Hamill, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at the Marion Burk Knott Auditorium at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg. All ages are welcome. Pick up your free advance ticket (tickets required), beginning at 10:00 a.m. on March 7 at Thurmont Regional Library and Emmitsburg Branch Library. View the advertisement on page 24 for more information.

Overcomer Movies to be Shown at First Baptist

The First Baptist Church of Thurmont is inviting the community to come enjoy a Night at the Movies. A special showing of the movie Overcomer will be shown on Friday, March 6, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. at the church. There will be free snacks and drinks. Childcare provided. Admission is free. For more information, go to the church website at www.fbcthurmont.org and view the advertisement on page 52.

Money & Coach Bag Bingo

Save the date for the Money & Coach Bag Bingo at the Thurmont Event Complex on April 26, 2020. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., with games beginning at 1:00 p.m. Bingo also features tip jars, door prizes, 50/50, as well as a cash bar and kitchen. Proceeds benefit the Thurmont Community Ambulance Company. View the advertisement on page 37 for more details and ticket information.

Harriet Chapel’s Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Harriet Chapel on Catoctin Furnace Road in Thurmont is holding its Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 25, 2020, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Enjoy delicious plain or blueberry pancakes, strawberries and whipped cream, fresh sausage, and much more! View the advertisement on page 27 for ticket information.

Steak & Shrimp

Come out for the Steak & Shrimp event on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Thurmont Event Complex on Strafford Drive in Thurmont. Doors open at 4:00 p.m., with the meal served at 6:00 p.m. The cost is $40.00 per person. Get your ticket before they sell out! View the advertisement on page 21 for more details and contact information.

Spring EGG-Stravaganza Craft & Vendor Event

You won’t want to miss the Spring EGG-Stravaganza Craft & Vendor Event on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at the Thurmont Event Complex on Strafford Drive in Thurmont. Food will be available for purchase. View the advertisement on page 21 for more details and for vendor information.

Quarter Mania

Join the Thurmont Community Ambulance Service at the Thurmont Event Complex on April 5, 2020, for Quarter Mania. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. Paddles up at 1:00 p.m. The kitchen will be open for food and drink purchases. Tickets are $5.00 per person and include two bidding paddles. View the advertisement on page 31 for more information.

Rocky Ridge Money Bingo

Don’t miss all the fun at the Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company’s Money Bingo on February 1, 2020, featuring new prizes and big jackpots at 57 numbers or less, plus great food by Ladies Auxiliary! Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with games starting at 7:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 17 for more details.

Bingo — Every Friday Night

Come out to the Thurmont Event Complex every Friday night to play Bingo! Doors will open at 5:00 p.m.; Bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. Bingo also features tip jars and a jackpot up to $1,000! Food and cash bar available. Proceeds benefit Thurmont Community Ambulance. View the advertisement on page 6 for more information.

Lewistown UMC’s Chicken Pot Pie Dinner – Date Change

Lewistown United Methodist Church is holding a Chicken Pot Pie Dinner on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, from 12:00-5:30 p.m. Come and enjoy a delicious meal! View the advertisement on page 16 for more details and ticket costs.

Art in Motion! ESP Lights Up the Mount Stage

Experience Art in Motion! ESP Performing Company’s annual showcase fundraiser is a fun and entertaining evening out for the entire community.

The annual ESP Showcase Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. in The Marion Burke Knott Auditorium at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg. Doors will open for this event at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. There will be basket raffles, 50/50s, concessions, a silent auction, and flowers available for purchase. This year (included with main show ticket purchase), there will be a Bonus Solo/Duo/Trio Show at 5:00 p.m., with the doors opening at 4:30 p.m.

The choreography and dances presented by ESP in the showcase have already won numerous awards this season. The dancers are excited to present these performances to the community, as well as continuing to travel to Florida this competition season. ESP dancers love traveling and competing on the road, but their favorite place to entertain is at home. Emily Mitchner, senior dancer, said “the showcase is my favorite event because it’s purely an artistic performance for people to enjoy. I love dancing in Thurmont because it’s my hometown. I love the close personal connection I have with my teachers and the community…it is the reason I love to dance.”

Tickets may be purchased through any ESP Performing Company member or at the ESP Dance Studio, located at 15 Water Street in Thurmont.

Registration is still open for spring 2020 classes at the studio, culminating with the annual recital “ESP presents Supercalifragilistic” at the Weinberg Center on Saturday, June 20. All levels of classes are available. ESP specializes in many types of dance, including tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, acro, and pointe. Participating in dance class is a great way to build confidence, to build strength, and to have tons of fun! Check out ESP on Facebook at ESP Dance and ESP Performing Company. Please support ESP Performing Company and help Keep Art Alive!

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