Painting With Friends

Mark your calendars for the Guardian Hose Company’s Painting With Friends by Tammy on October 27, 2019, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. All ages welcome.; no experience necessary. View the advertisement on page 14 for how to reserve your seat today!

6th Annual Gateway to the Cure

Get ready to turn on your pink in October for Thurmont’s 6th Annual Gateway to the Cure. Turn on your outside pink light every night in October from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to support breast cancer awareness and treatment at FMH. Proceeds from light bulbs are contributed to the Patty Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund at FMH/James Stockman Cancer Institute. View the advertisement on page 9 for more information and for where you can purchase your pink bulb.

Thurmont Lions Club’s Cash Bingo

Mark your calendars for the Thurmont Lions Club’s Cash Bingo on November 9, 2019, at the Guardian Hose Company’s Activities Building on East Main Street in Thurmont. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.; Bingo begins at 6:45 p.m. Bingo also features tip jar, specials, door prizes, raffles, and much more! View the advertisement on page 6 for more information.

Join the Seton Shrine for Tours & More

Join the Seton Shrine in Emmitsburg on October 6, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. for the Annual Pilgrimage for the Sea Services to honor and pray for servicemen and women who serve at sea. Also, get your tickets today for the Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks on October 18-20, 25-27, and 30. View the advertisement on page 33 for more details and for ticket information.

Fall Dance to Benefit Toys for Tots

Golden Gears Care Club of Frederick is hosting a Fall Dance to benefit Toys for Tots on November 9, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to midnight, at the Lewistown Fire Company in Frederick, MD. Event features Halloween Costume Contest, prizes, 50/50, music, food, and more! View the advertisement on page 13 for more details and ticket information.

Fall Fest at Harriet Chapel

Bring the whole family out to the Fall Fest at Harriet Chapel in Thurmont on October 10-12, 2019, from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. each day. The Fall Fest features a giant yard sale, homemade food and baked goods, and more! View the advertisement on page 57 for more information.

Rocky Ridge Country Butchering

The Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company is holding its Country Butchering on November 16, 2019. A pancake breakfast will be served from 6:00-10:00 a.m. in the activity building. Orders must be picked up between 6:00-10:00 a.m. View the advertisement on page 37 for information on how to place your order.

Guardian Hose Company’s Holiday Bazaar

Mark your calendars for the Guardian Hose Company’s Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at the Thurmont Activities Building at 123 E. Main Street in Thurmont. View the advertisement on page 22 for more information.

Graceham Volunteer Fire Company’s Meat Bingo

On November 2, 2019, Graceham Volunteer Fire Company 18 in Thurmont will hold its Meat Bingo. Doors open at 4:00 p.m., with dinner at 5:30 p.m. and Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Jackpot round is a cooler full of meat! View the advertisement on page 61 for more information.

MountainFest

Don’t miss all the fun at MountainFest on October 12-13, 2019, at Sabillasville Elementary School in Sabillasville, from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The 36th Annual Car Show will be held Sunday, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Additional vendors wanted! View the advertisement on page 6 for more details and for contact information if you would like to be a vendor.

56th Catoctin Colorfest

The 56th Annual Catoctin Colorfest will be held October 12-13, 2019, in the Thurmont Community Park. Event features nationally recognized juried arts and craft show, plus free admission and shuttle bus service available. View the advertisement on page 12 for more information about this much-anticipated yearly event.

56th Catoctin Colorfest

The 56th Annual Catoctin Colorfest will be held October 12-13, 2019, in the Thurmont Community Park. Event features nationally recognized juried arts and craft show, plus free admission and shuttle bus service available. View the advertisement on page 12 for more information about this much-anticipated yearly event.

Lacie’s Legacy 14th Annual Memorial Walk

Lacie’s Legacy 14th Annual Memorial Walk will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Carroll Valley Park in Fairfield, Pennsylvania. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. Bring the family out for lots of fun activities, including silent auction, raffles, and more!. View the advertisement on page 17 for more information.

Emmitsburg Lions Club’s Chicken BBQ & Yard Sale

Come on out to the Emmitsburg Lions Club’s Chicken BBQ & Yard Sale on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the corner of S. Seton Avenue and Rt. 15 in Emmitsburg. The yard sale starts at 7:00 a.m.; BBQ will be sold from 11:00 a.m. until sold out. View the advertisement on page 31.

Sportsmans Calendar Gun Raffle

Support the Vigilant and Brunswick Fire and Rescue Companies by participating in the Sportsmans Calendar Gun Raffle. Each calendar requires a $50 donation. A gun or cash prize will be awarded each day. For more information and rules, view the advertisement on page 13.

Catoctin Gas Engine Show

The Wolfsville Ruritan Club in Myersville is hosting its Catoctin Gas Engine Show on October 5-6, 2019. This free family event features gas and steam engines, antique tractors, cars and trucks, craft vendors, flea market, food, and much more! View the advertisement on page 13 for more information.

Rocky Ridge Money Bingo

Come out on November 2, 2019, to the Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company’s Money Bingo, featuring new prizes and big jackpots! Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with games starting at 7:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 47 for more details.

Town of Thurmont General Election

The Town of Thurmont General Election for two commissioner seats will be on October 29, 2019, at the Guardian Hose Activities Building at 123 E. Main Street in Thurmont. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 25 for more information.

Vigilant Hose Company’s New Year’s Eve Bingo

Save the date for the Vigilant Hose Company’s New Year’s Eve Bingo on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with games beginning at 8:00 p.m. Dinner platter is included with ticket price. View the advertisement on page 25 for more details and ticket information.

Indian Lookout Shotgun Shoots

Indian Lookout Conservation Club in Emmitsburg is holding Shotgun Shoots on October 13 and 27, 2019. Registration starts at noon; shoots start at 1:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 34.

2019 Thurmont Lions Club Christmas Ornament

The art for this year’s Thurmont Lions Club ornament, “Memories of By Gone Days,” depicts a scene of the Blue Ridge Trolley and the Substation along Main Street in Thurmont, circa 1953. This image celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Thurmont Lions Club and is dedicated to the memory of Lion Nancy S. Dutterer. Lion Nancy was a very active member in the Lions Club and volunteered for many Club projects including   helping and maintaining the trolley trail and providing the many plantings along the trial and the substation.

As in the past, the ornament features the artwork of the very talented, local artist Rebecca Pearl. This ornament is a limited-edition with only 350 produced at a cost of $10.60 (tax included) and is expected to sell out.

Along with the 2019 Christmas Ornament, “Memories of By Gone Days,” Artist Proofs ($75.00 plus tax) and Regular Prints ($50.00 plus tax) will be for sale, along with a beautiful booklet ($10.00 plus tax) containing trolley pictures and many trolley memories and stories from several local residents of the area. Profits from the sale of this entire project will be given back to the community by the Thurmont Lions Club.

The items will make excellent, thoughtful gifts for a host/hostess or for the history and trolley buff in your family. Please stop by the Main Street Center at 11 Water Street in Thurmont to purchase prints and/or the beautiful booklet; to order and reserve your “Memories of By Gone Days” items, call Lion Joann Miller at 301-271-3913. See ad on page 6 for more information.

Emmitsburg Vendor & Craft Event at Vigilant Hose Company 6

The Vigilant Hose Company’s Vendor & Craft event will be held on November 30, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., at the Vigilant Hose Activities Building, located at 17701 Creamery Road in Emmitsburg. Crafters and vendors wanted. View the advertisement on page 21 for contact information.

Wine & Money Bingo

On November 17, 2019, come and play Wine & Money Bingo at the Thurmont Event Complex! Proceeds benefit the Thurmont Community Ambulance Company. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., with games beginning at 1:00 p.m. Don’t miss the fun! View the advertisement on page 54 for ticket information.

St. John’s Lutheran Church’s Fall Fest Cafe

On October 12, 2019, from 12:00-5:00 p.m., come out to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Creagerstown for its Fall Fest Cafe. Choose from slippery pot pie, soups, sandwiches, hot dogs, chili dogs, desserts, and much more! View the advertisement on page 6 for more information.

St. John’s Lutheran Church Sponsors Bluegrass Chapel Band

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Creagerstown is sponsoring the Bluegrass Chapel Band on November 3, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will follow the service. View the advertisement on page 21 for more information.

Fort Ritchie’s Fall Craft Show

You won’t want to miss the Fall Craft Show at Fort Ritchie Community Center in Cascade on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. View Fort Ritchie’s advertisement on page 21 for more information.

Thurmont Lions Club Cash Bingo

Mark your calendar for the Thurmont Lions Club’s Cash Bingo on November 9, 2019. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with Bingo at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $20.00. Bingo also features tip jar, specials, door prizes, and more! View the advertisement on page 6 for more details and for how to buy your tickets today.

Children’s Halloween Parade & Costume Contest

Bring the kids out to the Town of Emmitsburg’s Children’s Halloween Parade & Costume Contest event on October 31, 2019. Parade tagging at 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Federal and DePaul Streets. Parade will start at 7:00 p.m. Contest winner announcements and refreshments will immediately follow the parade at the Vigilant Fire Hall. View the advertisement on page 32 for more details.

Graceham Moravian Church Family-Style Dinner

Graceham Moravian Church in Thurmont is holding a Family-Style Turkey & Fried Oyster Dinner on Friday, October 25, and Saturday, October 26. Also, earlier in the month, church members will host a yard sale (October 10-12) and food sales (October 11-12). View the advertisement on page 24 for times and prices and visit their website at www.gracehammoravian.org.

The Great Pumpkin Patch

Frederick County Parks & Recreation present The Great Pumpkin Patch on October 12-13, 2019, at Old National Pike Park in Mt. Airy, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. A $5.00 pass includes hayrides, inflatables, face painting, petting zoo, pumpkin decorating, games, and much more! View the advertisement on page 13 for more information.

Catoctin Furnace Historical Society’s Fall Fest & Spirits of the Furnace

Catoctin Furnace Historical Society is hosting two not-to-be-missed events in October: Fall Fest at Catoctin Furnace on October 11-12, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., featuring tours, kids’ activities, apple butter boiling, and more. Also, on October 19, from 6:30-9:00 p.m., will be Spirits of the Furnace guided tour. View the advertisement on page 13 for more information about these two events.

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