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NON-URGENT NUMBERS

HELPLINES/CRISIS INFO

POLICE/FIRE/AMBULANCE

FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT

ADULT ABUSE/PROTECTIVE SERVICES (FREDERICK COUNTY)

POISON CONTROL

FREDERICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER: Report Chemical/Oil Spills & Chemical Biological Terrorism 1-800-424-8802

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301-600-2071

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301-600-2635

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES (FREDERICK COUNTY) 301-600-2464

FREDERICK COUNTY CRISIS & INTERVENTION HOTLINE

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MARYLAND STATE POLICE (FREDERICK BARRACKS) 301-600-4151

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TOURISM COUNCIL 301-600-2888

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HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

VITAL RECORDS

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301-600-9000 www.co.frederick.md.us

ANIMAL CONTROL

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BULK TRASH PICK-UP 301-600-1035

CITIZEN SERVICES 301-600-1063

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 301-600-1100

COUNTY COURTHOUSE 301-600-1976

FREDERICK SENIOR CENTER 301-600-1605

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 301-600-1029

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES 301-600-4555

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301-644-5000

301-600-1061

HUMAN RELATIONS 301-600-11093

HUMAN RESOURCES

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WORKFORCE SERVICES 301-600-2255

FREDERICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

301-600-1070 301-600-2315 (24-Hour Job Line)

301-662-4164

LANDFILL INFORMATION

301-663-5895

301-600-1848

LIBRARY INFORMATION 301-600-1630

OFFICE FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES 301-600-1063

FREDERICK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS FREDERICK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 240-566-3300 www.fmh.org

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

PARKS AND RECREATION

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PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF FREDERICK COUNTY

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PLANNING AND ZONING 301-600-1138

RECYCLING

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TRANSIT (TRANSPORTATION)

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THE ARC OF FREDERICK COUNTY 301-663-0909 www.arcfc.org

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 301-695-2803

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LETTER

­­­­­A FREE QUARTERLY PUBLICATION FOR THOSE ON THE MOVE SPRING 2016 AND THE RESIDENTS OF FREDERICK COUNTY.

*No intent was shown by the editor to be partial to any individual, group, or event. Any omission in our resource listing sections was completely unintentional. Should anyone who is not listed herein desire to be included in the next Frederick County Guide, please contact Donna Elbert at 301-662-6050, or email publisher@pulsepublishing.net. Deadline for the Winter issue is November 11. If you are currently listed and have recently experienced an address or phone number change, please contact the editor to update your listing.

FROM THE EDITOR

PUBLISHER Donna S. Elbert publisher@pulsepublishing.net EXECUTIVE EDITOR Melissa Howes-Vitek melissa@pulsepublishing.net EDITOR Molly Fellin Spence molly@pulsepublishing.net CREATIVE Erin Tinney erin@pulsepublishing.net COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Spence Photographics ­SALES & MARKETING Donna Elbert publisher@pulsepublishing.net 301-662-6050, x 11 CONTRIBUTORS­­­­ Terry Alban Elizabeth Cromwell Britt Diehl Melissa Henemyer Karen Highland Lisa McCrohan Melissa Joseph Muntz Kendall Tiffany Carolyn True ACCOUNTING­­­ Joanne Baum bookkeeper@pulsepublishing.net

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As the year winds down and temperatures begin to cool in Frederick County, the number of fun activities seems to heat up. From October through December, every weekend is packed with things to do, in literally every corner of the county. This Fall/Holiday issue of the Frederick County Guide is stuffed with stories and resources to help you and your family make the most of what is, arguably, the best season in the region. Each year for the last five years, the Frederick Speaker Series has brought an amazing variety of luminaries to the Weinberg Center for the Arts to offer inspiration. Tickets always sell quickly, so now is the time to commit! From Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Elizabeth Smart to Bill Nye (the Science Guy), there seems to be something for everyone among this year’s speakers. Check out Page 14 to learn more. The county’s stellar Parks and Recreation Department offers one-time and continuing activities for all ages, from small children through older adults. This season is no different. Try out a cooking or baking class to up your game in the kitchen. Or spend some time as a spectator as your kids join a flag football team or try their luck at soccer. Find out about these and many more classes and leagues starting with the story on Page 34. This issue also features a few important stories for seniors. Seniors and their allies and caregivers should make sure to look at Page 42 for a primer from the Frederick County Department of Aging on Medicare Part D. And, on Page 46, TransIT Services offers information about its variety of transportation options for older residents. Whatever you choose to do with these last few months of 2016, make them count! Get out there in Frederick County and find some fun. It’s not difficult to do.

DISTRIBUTION distribution@pulsepublishing.net PUBLISHING COMPANY Pulse Publishing, LLC 12 S. Market Street, Suite 101 Frederick, MD 21701 p. 301-662-6050 | f. 301-662-5102 WEBSITE TheFrederickGuide.com The Frederick County Guide is a quarterly publication of Pulse Publishing, LLC. Customer inquiries should be directed to Pulse Publishing, LLC. Manuscripts, drawings, photography, and other submissions must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The Frederick County Guide is not responsible for unsolicited material. All contents of this publication are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in whole or in part for any reason without prior consent of the publisher. The Frederick County Guide makes every effort to ensure accuracy of its resource listings, but does not hold responsibility for incorrect or missing information. Advertising Information, Comments, Questions Please call 301-662-6050 or email us at publisher@pulsepublishing.net We wish to thank our advertisers for their continued support! Many thanks to the countless Frederick County residents and employees who offered their time and insight to add to the content of this issue.

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CONTENTS

THIS ISSUE: FALL 2016 IN THE COMMUNITY 12 Scenes from Frederick’s Scenic Byways 14 Luminaries Visit Frederick for 5th Annual Speaker Series HISTORY 18 Searching for the Snallygaster REAL ESTATE 20 Frederick County Housing Market Sizzles BUSINESS 24 Leadership Frederick County

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Scenes from Frederick’s Scenic Byways

14 Luminaries Visit Frederick for

5th Annual Speaker Series

EDUCATION 28 Perfect Partners: Business Matters in Public Education CHILD/YOUTH ACTIVITIES 34 Fun Fall Activities Abound for Kids and Families HEALTH CARE 38 Messages We Want Our Children to Hear SENIORS 44 What You Need to Know About Medicare Part D

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34 Fun Fall Activities Abound

for Kids and Families

24 Leadership Frederick County

50 Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Kicks Off New Season

TRANSPORTATION 46 Maintaining Mobility: TransIT Services for Seniors in Frederick County ARTS & LEISURE 48 Fall is Full of Activities in Downtown Frederick 50 Maryland Ensemble Theatre Kicks Off New Season 54 Calendar of Events TOWN OFFICES & SERVICES 60 Brunswick 60 Burkittsville 60 Emmitsburg 61 City of Frederick 61 Middletown 62 Mount Airy 62 Myersville 62 New Market 64 Rosemont 64 Urbana 64 Thurmont 65 Walkersville 65 Woodsboro FALL 2016 | FREDERICK COUNTY GUIDE

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SCENES FROM

FREDERICK’S SCENIC BYWAYS BY MELISSA JOSEPH MUNTZ, MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, VISIT FREDERICK

Fall is a beautiful time of year all over Frederick County, but it is truly stunning to see the changing leaves along the region’s scenic byways. Whether you want to fill your weekend with unique stops and exciting attractions or you just want to spend an hour taking in the gorgeous views, a journey down one of Frederick County’s most traveled roads is sure to be a memorable experience! Throughout the changing seasons, U.S. Route 15 is full of engaging stops that will appeal to the whole family. One of America’s most unique and special destinations, Downtown Frederick boasts a charming Main Street filled with one of a kind restaurants, specialty shops, and a vibrant arts community. North of the bustling city lies the quieter countryside. Catoctin Mountain Park, part of the National Park Service, holds 25 miles of hiking trails offering visitors a chance to get up close and personal with nature. Just on the edge of the park, Cunningham Falls State Park is home to a 78-foot cascading waterfall, lakefront beach and loads of other recreational opportunities. Moving toward the Town of Thurmont, visitors will find the

Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo. This is the one and only place in the Mid-Atlantic to board an open-air truck and ride right through the habitats of emu, zebra and bison. If you would rather stroll at your own pace, the zoo offers walking paths surrounding over 450 exotic animals. Nearing the Pennsylvania border, travelers will see Mount Saint Mary’s University, home of the National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes, overlooking the path. Discover the story of Saint Elizabeth Anne Seton, the first American-born saint, at the nearby Seton Shrine. Tour the museum, wander through the house where she lived and step into the awe-inspiring basilica.

If you are looking for an east to west (or west to east) adventure, look no further than the Historic National Road, America’s first highway. Dating back to 1811, what is today known as U.S. Route 40, was a crucial portion of the westward movement for many families. Today, travelers can explore along the Historic National Road in Downtown Frederick on Patrick Street. Consider a stop at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, which tells a story of healing and compassion and houses more than 1,200 artifacts in five expansive galleries. Further west, high atop South Mountain and hidden by the woods that surround it, sits the original Washington Monument. The beautifully manicured trail leading from the visitor center to the site is short, and not as rigorous compared to the 2-mile march up the mountain that citizens took to create the attraction years ago. Visitors who reach the top of the monument are rewarded with an incredible view. Nearby South Mountain Creamery will satisfy even the strongest dessert craving with fresh from the farm ice cream! Tour the property to find out how the creamery’s dairy products are made on site.

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LUMINARIES VISIT FREDERICK

FOR 5TH ANNUAL SPEAKER SERIES Now entering its fifth year, the Frederick Speaker Series has developed a reputation for bringing world-class innovators and leaders to speak to the Frederick community. The 2017 lineup will include: Kareem AbdulJabbar, Elizabeth Smart, Dr. Bennet Omalu and Bill Nye. All series events are held at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. Frederick Speaker Series committee chair Lisa Ausherman said: “Our committee selects speakers who will appeal to the Frederick community and address some of the prominent social issues for today. These individuals have evolved from humble beginnings to become recognizable icons, creating lasting change in our world. This season, we look forward to hearing their personal stories spanning professional athleticism, the victimization of women and children, revolutionary medical discoveries, and climate change awareness.” Since its inception in 2013, the Frederick Speaker Series has featured notable personalities such as Dr. Michio Kaku, Cal Ripken Jr., General Colin Powell, Tom Brokaw, Bryan Stevenson and George Takei. Tickets for the 2017 season may be purchased online at FrederickSpeakerSeries.org, by calling the Weinberg Center box office at 301-600-2828, or in person at 20 W. Patrick St. A separately ticketed meet-and-greet reception will take place immediately following each presentation. These exclusive events provide a chance for fans to meet the speakers, take pictures and obtain autographs. All proceeds from the meet-and-greet receptions will benefit children’s programs at Frederick County Public Libraries.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar JANUARY 26, 2017 | 7:30 P.M. The all-time leading scorer and a six-time NBA champion, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a global icon on and off the basketball court. A cancer survivor, activist and bestselling author, he was appointed a U.S. Cultural Ambassador in 2012 by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Today, he continues to be a force for change, engaging audiences nationwide as he details his evolution from street ball player to successful athlete.

Elizabeth Smart FEBRUARY 23, 2017 | 7:30 P.M. The 2002 abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. In the years after her rescue, Smart transformed from victim to advocate, launching the Elizabeth Smart Foundation to help stop the brutal victimization of women and children around the world. Now, she shares her incredible story, offering a lasting message about hope and perseverance in the face of adversity.

Dr. Bennet Omalu MARCH 23, 2017 | 7:30 P.M.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF FREDERICK SPEAKER SERIES

Portrayed by actor Will Smith in the 2015 film “Concussion,” Dr. Bennet Omalu shares his journey from humble beginnings in war-torn Nigeria to the revolutionary discovery that made him one of the biggest disrupters in the history of sports medicine. Omalu details the challenges he faced taking on the NFL to ensure that the truth – and risk – of chronic brain damage was understood, accepted and prevented at all costs.

Bill Nye APRIL 20, 2017 | 7:30 P.M. A multi-talented engineer and author, bow tie-clad funnyman Bill Nye doesn’t mess around when it comes to science. Best known for the multi-Emmy Award-winning series “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” he boasts a number of other award-winning shows and books to his credit. Beloved by audiences of all ages, Nye is on a mission to help people everywhere appreciate how the world works.

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Searching for the SNALLYGASTER BY MELISSA HENEMYER, PROGRAM COORDINATOR, HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FREDERICK COUNTY

From Bigfoot to the Chupacabra, unusual creatures or cryptids, as they are sometimes called, are part of American folklore. Most areas have some kind of boogeyman or monster that has been passed down through tales and sightings for generations, and you will find Maryland is no different.

While there are several legends in the state, here in Frederick County you can find one of the oldest, and some may say strangest, creatures lurking in the woods. That is because Frederick County is home to the legend of the Snallygaster.

ghost.” Since the earliest population of Frederick in the 1700s was about 40 percent German, it is no wonder that this phrase became the basis for the name of a beast that could fly quickly through the forest but was rarely seen.

This fearsome beast is often described as having a dragon-like body with large wings, a long tail, a metallic beak and one eye at the center of its head. But how did the folklore surrounding the Snallygaster begin and what could lead to the creation of such a fantastical beast? The only way to answer those questions is to delve into the myth itself.

The most interesting chapter of the Snallygaster’s story doesn’t begin until 1909, when suddenly the beast goes from backwoods folktale to media sensation as sightings in the South Mountain area and as far as Shepherdstown, W.Va., are published in the “Middletown Valley Register.” In these articles a few new aspects of the creature are recorded: it has a screeching call like a train whistle and it is reportedly laying eggs in the area. The stories reach a fevered pitch and it is said that it receives nationally attention even piquing the interest of the Smithsonian Institution and President Theodore Roosevelt (though

The name, Snallygaster, is probably one of the oddest attributes of this creature and the origin of the word can be traced back to the old German phrase Schneller Geist, which can be translated to “quick

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much of this may have been embellished by the newspaper). Despite all this excitement and nearly a month of newspaper articles, the Snallygaster is said to have been chased from the area by a group of men and was last seen heading for Emmitsburg. It was never seen again, that is until November 1932, when articles were published claiming a strange creature had been seen flying over the region. Again the “Middletown Valley Register” was there to tell the tale. It is speculated that this Snallygaster has hatched from the egg left behind in 1909.These sightings continued for a month before the death of the beast is reported in a fantastic tale in which the beast is overcome by the fumes of an illegal still and drowns in a massive vat of moonshine before the body and the still is blown up by Hagerstown Prohibition agents.

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This new addition to the story has led to speculation that the last string of sightings may have used the local legend to scare off anyone from the woods where more than a few moonshiners were distilling illicit liquor. Interestingly enough, not long after the Snallygaster’s demise, Prohibition ended as well.

+ Explore more of Frederick’s colorful history with the Historical Society of Frederick County’s Murder & Mayhem walking tour every Saturday evening in October leaving the museum at 7 p.m. Or join us at the Search for the Snallygaster children’s event from 4-7p.m., on October 8. Find the museum at 24 E. Church St., Frederick. For more information call 301-663-1188, ext. 108.

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R EA L E S TAT E

FREDERICK COUNTY

HOUSING MARKET SIZZLES BY KAREN HIGHLAND, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, FREDERICK COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

The real estate market in Frederick County has been hot throughout 2016. Home sales increased significantly at the beginning of the spring market, starting in March, just as it did for the two prior years. But unlike the two previous summers, sales didn’t ease up. Real estate sales have remained robust, with a 14 percent increase in home sales in 2016 when compared to last year. While demand is high, the supply is good as well, causing a balanced market. As the median home sale price has risen just more than 3 percent overall this year, we can expect that home values are on a healthy increase as well. That comes with a caveat, though: “For homes valued under $400,000, we're seeing a 4 percent increase in values,” says Wayne Six, with Six & Associates, appraisers in Frederick County. “As for homes above $500,000, although we can't safely say there is appreciation, we can say they are starting to move again. The engine's running, and that's good.” For the remainder of 2016, it looks like supply and demand will be steady and healthy. With more homeowners seeing equity return, there is a steady supply of new homes on the market this year. Homeowners who have been under water are starting to see blue sky.

WHAT ABOUT HISTORICALLY LOW INTEREST RATES? We have seen mortgage interest rates reach new historic lows this year. Thanks in part to Brexit, rates have bounced around in the mid-3 percent ranges, unheard of since rates have been tracked. And how does that affect the market? Due to historically low rates,

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we're seeing a continual stream of buyers enter the market. “We're doing our best to educate buyers, especially millennial home buyers, on how low these rates really are,” says Robert Drake, branch manager of Integrity Home Mortgage in Frederick. “We haven't seen rates this low in 60 years...and then, our grandparents were paying 4 percent, which is still higher than today's 3.4 percent rates. People need to understand that their buying power is the highest it will probably ever be.”

WHAT ABOUT THE FUTURE OF INTEREST RATES? We've been hearing for months that the Fed is going to raise the benchmark interest rates, that we should be ready for higher mortgage rates. But it hasn't happened. What can we expect for the near future? Most experts agree that there are two reasons why rates are not and probably won't be going up for the remainder of 2016: Brexit and the U.S. presidential election. “Typically, an election year adds an element of unpredictability to markets, which tends to keep rates from changing,” Drake explained. “Even if the Fed raises rates, that most likely won't raise mortgage rates. Rates will remain low until the international market becomes stable.”

WHAT CAN FREDERICK COUNTY BUYERS AND SELLERS EXPECT IN THE NEAR FUTURE? Without that crystal ball to guide us, most real estate professionals are still positive about the real estate market through 2016. Buyers should be confident that they will find a home to fit their wishes. Sellers should know that this is a good time to sell, especially if they have been waiting several years for their home values to return. It is, however, a balanced market, so they should not expect to see values rise more than a healthy 3 to 4 percent. It's always advisable consult a Realtor to determine a market value range before you decide if the time is right for you to sell.

THE BEST ADVICE FOR BUYERS AND SELLERS Using a professional Realtor is the sure bet to getting the service and expertise that will benefit to today's buyers and sellers. A Realtor is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and is guided by the standards of the Realtor Code of Ethics. When you are looking for a real estate professional, it is wise to work with a member of the National Association of REALTORS ® who is committed to maintaining the professionalism of the real estate business.


REA L E S TAT E

WE ARE EXPERIENCING A REAL ESTATE RECOVERY IN FREDERICK COUNTY, INCLUDING

» A normal inventory of homes for sale

» Healthy 3%–4% appreciation » Higher price ranges are beginning to sell again

» Mortgage interest rates are remaining historically low

» The best time to buy: when home values are on the rise and interest rates are low

+ “Purchasing a home is typically the largest investment that a person will make,” says Jennifer Grove, president of the Frederick County Association of Realtors®. “Having a Realtor to look out for your best interests is crucial. There are many details involved in buying and selling a property. Listing your home for sale or searching for the perfect home is the easy part, it’s researching the

appropriate list or offer price that takes market knowledge, and it's negotiating experience that Realtors bring to the process that bring successful outcomes.” The Frederick County Association of Realtors® has more than a 1,000 Realtor members so buyers and sellers have plenty of choices when selecting a Realtor to work with.

Karen Highland is the communications director for the Frederick County Association of Realtors® (FCAR). FCAR is an affiliate of the Maryland Association of REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS®, working to serve members and the community and to ensure professionalism in the industry. FCAR is proud to promote and protect home ownership and private property rights.

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w www.TheResidencesAtTheManor.com O (301) 662-3303

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m Willowdale@BHManagement.com w www.WillowdaleCrossing.com

m sherry@bachrealestate.com w www.bachrealestate.com

O (844) 467-1356

O Office: (301) 695-9600 ext. 118 O Cell: (240) 446-2524

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w www.frederickareahomes.com O (301) 788-4236

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LEADERSHIP Frederick County BY ELIZABETH CROMWELL, PRESIDENT AND CEO, FREDERICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

This fall, Leadership Frederick County kicks off its 29th year of leadership development and professional growth within the business community. With nearly 1,000 graduates of the program, it continues to evolve as much as the region’s businesses do. What never changes is the program’s steadfast dedication to building bridges among business leaders and providing an insider’s view of Frederick County and beyond. With intense and immersive experiences, each day focuses on key aspects of Frederick County. Days are jam-packed, featuring learning experiences in Agriculture, Frederick History, Economic Development, State Government, Public Safety, Education, Health & Human Services, Quality of Life, and Planning & Land Use. Each group of students finishes the program with more knowledge, experience and high-quality connections in Frederick County. Leadership Frederick is not only an opportunity for business leaders to grow—it also provides steady support to the many nonprofits that apply for the prestigious Leaders on Loan program. Leadership Frederick classmates work together on projects that ultimately benefit

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a wide range of organizations seeking strategic support. Through an exhaustive application and interview process, Leadership Frederick classmates are teamed with nonprofits to provide deep assistance on transformative projects. Over the course of nine months, the 2016 class volunteered more than 1,000 hours to six nonprofit programs through the Leaders on Loan Program. All of the groups successfully engaged with their nonprofit and produced quality materials. The Child Advocacy Center received new branding, rack cards, and promotional items aimed at increasing public awareness.

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The Downtown Frederick Partnership received suggestions for improving its website’s user experience. It also partnered to advocate for improvements to the Carroll Creek Trellis. The Frederick Arts Council group designed a survey to more than 200 city and county residents to increase membership and assist with programming and fundraising. They also created an advocacy toolkit to help with grants and acquiring city/county funds.

The Class of 2017 is full, with 45 business leaders, and as in past years, the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce is already receiving requests for applications for the Class of 2018.

+ To learn more about the program, visit frederickchamber.org.

The Habitat for Humanity team worked on a digital toolkit to increase outreach to those eligible for services. They also helped Habitat connect with local marketing and media companies such as the American Advertising Federation of Greater Frederick and Digital Bard. The Marriage Resource Center team conducted two social media experiments that increased page “likes” on their Facebook page. One experiment resulted in 96-page likes, 12 shares, and 29 posted photos in one day. They also prepared fundraising ideas for the organization. The Rotary Club of Carroll Creek group presented a press kit to the nonprofit that will educate the public about Rotary.

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A Tradition of Excellence in Higher Education

Offering 63 baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate degrees, certificates and doctorates, Hood College is nestled in a beautiful, historic neighborhood, only a short walk from Downtown Frederick and an hour’s drive from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Hood offers 33 majors, 50 minors and 30 concentrations for undergraduate study. Hood’s small class sizes, extraordinary faculty and an attractive and friendly campus contribute to an exceptional learning experience.

In addition to 17 programs leading to master’s degrees and 11 post-baccalaureate certificates and certifications, the Graduate School at Hood College now offers doctorates in organizational leadership and business administration.

401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701 | 301-663-3131 | www.hood.edu


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Business Matters in Public Education BY DR. TERRY ALBAN, SUPERINTENDENT, FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Let’s get down to business—because businesses matter in public education! Student achievement in Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) consistently surpasses state and national averages. Year after year, employer survey responses tell us that we prepare our students well for success in college and in careers. This is good news for all of us in Frederick County because all of our businesses and community organizations rely on an effective workforce.

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One of the reasons for our success is business and community engagement that supports our students and schools in a variety of important ways. They help ensure that our graduates foster economic growth and competitiveness in Frederick County, in part due to the high-value, targeted investment and involvement our partnerships deliver. Partnership activities allow students to expand their learning horizons, connecting school-based instruction with relevant experiences in the real world. A great example is the National Cancer Institute at Frederick’s student intern program that exposes high school seniors to hands-on biomedical laboratory research methods. Another is the mock interview program in which Rotary Club volunteers give students the opportunity to polish “soft skills” such as maintaining eye contact, dressing for success and demonstrating professional etiquette. Business and community volunteers know that education is the best poverty-prevention tool in Frederick County. Many generously share their resources to support public education. Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI) donated 1,000 backpacks last year, and this year the United Way of Frederick’s 8th annual Stuff the Bus campaign organized 77 community drop-off sites and collected more than 33,000 school supplies for children in need.

BNBI is also a strong leader in supporting STEM—science, technology, engineering and math—education, especially at the middle school level, for which the institute has donated tens of thousands of dollars in grant funding. Lowe’s of Frederick has donated lumber and soil for student garden clubs. Cardiovascular Specialists of Frederick sponsored T-shirts for our Young Scholars program. The George L. Shields Foundation donated $10,000 for cardio equipment (rowing machines and exercise bikes). This is a small sample of partner contributions to student achievement. For more see the Educational Partnerships Report online at www.fcps.org. FCPS is firmly committed to engaging everyone who has a stake in public education —and that’s everyone! We believe that public education is your business. That’s why we’ve made it easy to partner with us through our Academic Business Connection software, ABC for short. Businesses and community organizations are encouraged to register at www.fcps.org/ abc. Registering puts your organization on the path for addition to the online FCPS Partnerships Directory and, once approved, will allow your organization to view school requests and tailor offers via more than 25 categories that range from serving as a Career Day speaker to hosting a student

intern, tutoring or simply reading a child a story. The ABC software will help you track your contributions and employee volunteerism and can provide reports on what your group contributes. FCPS also partners with The Community Foundation of Frederick County to administer the Gifts for Education program that provides opportunities for charitable givers to extend schools’ reach beyond normal budgetary limits. The foundation welcomes financial donations to support a variety of initiatives for public education. Your gift can provide technology tools, give more children access to musical instruments, and support grants and scholarships, enrichment activities and more. To learn more about the Gifts for Education program visit www.FrederickCountyGives.org or call 301-695-7660. Businesses and organizations can join the more than 1,200 community partners that collaborate with FCPS to prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Our newly appointed Business Partnership Coordinator Mindy Bankey is eager to work with you: Melinda.Bankey@fcps.org, 301-644-5013.

FOR MORE ABOUT FCPS VISIT www.fcps.org and sign up for FindOutFirst school email news and emergency text messages LIKE FCPS on Facebook and follow on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube READ the FCPS Calendar Handbook WATCH FCPS-TV, Comcast cable channel 18 CONTACT FCPS Department of Accelerated Achievement and Equity, Executive Director Dr. Keith Harris, 301-696-6854 CONTACT FCPS Communication Services, 191 S. East Street, Frederick, 301-696-6900

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COLLEGES/ UNIVERSITIES

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Frederick Community College

Beth Sholom Early Childhood Center

7932 Opossumtown Pike Frederick, MD 21702

1011 North Market Street Frederick, MD 21701

w www.Frederick.edu O (301) 846-2400

w www.BethSholom Frederick.org

Mount St. Mary’s University

Friends Meeting School

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road Emmitsburg, MD 21727 admissions@msmary.edu

w www.msmary.edu O (301) 447-6122

Mount St. Mary’s University Frederick Campus 5350 Spectrum Drive Frederick, MD 21703

w inquiry@msmary.edu O (301) 682-8315

Shepherd University 301 N. King Street Shepherdstown, WV

w www.shepherd.edu O (301) 876-5000

O (301) 663-3427

3232 Green Valley Rd. Ijamsville, MD 21754

w www.FriendsMeeting School.org

O (301) 798-0288

Lucy School Arts-Integrated Curriculum 9117 Frostown Road Middletown, MD 21769

w www.LucySchool.com O (301) 293-1163

Mother Seton School 100 Creamery Road Emmitsburg, MD 21727

w www.MotherSeton School.org

O (301) 447-3161

Saint Johns Regional Catholic SchooL 8414 Oppossumtown Pike Frederick, MD 21702

w www.sjrcs.org O (301) 662-6722

Trinity School of Frederick 6040 New Design Road Frederick, MD 21703

w www.TrinitySchoolOf Frederick.org

O (301) 228-2333

PRESCHOOLS Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K Programs FCPS offers pre-kindergarten programs to all students eligible for free or reduced price meals. To enter the pre-kindergarten program for 2011-2012, a child must observe the 4th birthday on or before September 1, 2011. Students are selected first on eligibility for free or reducedprice meals. Additional factors that increase a child’s risk of not being successful in school may then be considered. Applications are available at the designated schools, and registration begins the first day of parent-teacher conferences in March. Enrollment is limited. (Excerpted from www.fcps.org.)

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Deer Crossing Elementary New Market, MD (240) 236-5900 Emmitsburg Elementary Emmitsburg, MD (240) 236-1750 Glade Elementary Walkersville, MD (240) 236-2100 Green Valley Elementary Monrovia, MD (240) 236-3400 Hillcrest Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-3200

Frederick County Head Start Frederick County, MD (301) 600-1024

Kemptown Elementary Monrovia, MD (240) 236-3500

Frederick County Public Schools Pre-K Frederick County, MD (301) 644-5000

Lewistown Elementary Thurmont, MD (240) 236-3750

FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (FCPS) Superintendent, Dr. Theresa Alban General Information: (301) 644-5000 www.fcps.org Frederick County Board Of Education 191 S. East Street Frederick, MD 21701 (301) 696-6850

FCPS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Ballenger Creek Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-2500 Brunswick Elementary Brunswick, MD (240) 236-2900 Carroll Manor Elementary Adamstown, MD (240) 236-3800

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Centerville Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 566-0100

Liberty Elementary Libertytown, MD (240) 236-1800 Lincoln Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-2650 Middletown Elementary Middletown, MD (240) 236-1100 Middletown Primary Middletown, MD (240) 566-0200 Monocacy Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-1400 Myersville Elementary Myersville, MD (240) 236-1900 New Market Elementary New Market, MD (240) 236-1300 New Midway Elementary Keymar, MD (240) 236-1500 North Frederick Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-2000


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FCPS MIDDLE FCPS HIGH SCHOOLS SCHOOLS

OTHER FCPS SCHOOLS & PROGRAMS

Orchard Grove Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-2400

Ballenger Creek Middle Frederick, MD (240) 236-5700

Brunswick High Brunswick, MD (240) 236-8600

Parkway Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-2600

Brunswick Middle Brunswick, MD (240) 236-5400

Catoctin High Thurmont, MD (240) 236-8100

Frederick County Virtual School (Flexible Evening High) Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle School 1799 Schifferstadt Blvd. Frederick, MD 21701 https://education.fcps.org/flex (240) 236-8450

Sabillasville Elementary Sabillasville, MD (240) 236-6000

Crestwood Middle Frederick, MD (240) 566-9000

Frederick High Frederick, MD (240) 236-7000

Spring Ridge Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-1600

Governor Thomas Johnson Middle Frederick, MD (240) 236-4900

Governor Thomas Johnson High Frederick, MD (240) 236-8200

Middletown Middle Middletown, MD (240) 236-4200

Linganore High Frederick, MD (240) 566-9700

Monocacy Middle Frederick, MD (240) 236-4700

Oakdale High Ijamsville, MD (240) 566-9400

New Market Middle New Market, MD (240) 236-4600

Middletown High Middletown, MD (240) 236-7400

Thurmont Elementary Thurmont, MD (240) 236-0900 Thurmont Primary Thurmont, MD (240) 236-2800 Tuscarora Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 566-0000 Twin Ridge Elementary Mt. Airy, MD (240) 236-2300 Urbana Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-2200 Valley Elementary Jefferson, MD (240) 236-3000 Walkersville Elementary Walkersville, MD (240) 236-1000 Waverley Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-3900 Whittier Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-3100 Wolfsville Elementary Myersville, MD (240) 236-2250 Woodsboro Elementary Woodsboro, MD (240) 236-3700 Yellow Springs Elementary Frederick, MD (240) 236-1700

Oakdale Middle Ijamsville, MD (240) 236-5500 Thurmont Middle Thurmont, MD (240) 236-5100 Urbana Middle Ijamsville, MD (240) 566-9200 Walkersville Middle Walkersville, MD (240) 236-4400 West Frederick Middle Frederick, MD (240) 236-4000 Windsor Knolls Middle Ijamsville, MD (240) 236-5000

Tuscarora High Frederick, MD (240) 236-6400 Urbana High Ijamsville, MD (240) 236-7600 Walkersville High Walkersville, MD (240) 236-7200

FCPS CHARTER SCHOOLS Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School (240) 578-0452 Frederick Classical Charter School (240) 236-1200 Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School (301) 668-5013 Pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students are enrolled through a lottery system and attend classes grouped in mixed ages and abilities.

Career and Technology Center (240) 236-8500 FCPS Excel Schools At designated schools, students performing below grade-level standards are required to attend school beyond the regular hours and/or days of operation in order to receive specialized instruction. FCPS Fast Forward Through agreements with various postsecondary institutions, the FCPS Fast Forward program is an opportunity for students to earn college credit for certain high school classes in which they achieve a grade of “B” or better. FCPS Gifted and Talented, Enrichment (301) 696-6891 Based on multiple performance criteria, students with outstanding capabilities and specific academic aptitudes participate in enriched and accelerated learning activities. FCPS Heather Ridge School (240) 236-8000 Provides a transitional educational program for all secondary students who require a highly structured setting. It is a challenging and rigorous learning environment that prepares students for graduation, post-secondary education, and career development. FCPS High School Academies The following programs are available to students countywide at the high schools listed: Brunswick­–Teaching Academy; Catoctin– Environmental Academy; Frederick–Advanced Placement Diploma Academy; Governor Thomas Johnson–Arts & Communications Magnet; Linganore–Junior ROTC Magnet; Middletown–Advanced Placement Experience Academy (APEX); Tuscarora–Pre-Engineering Academy; Urbana–International Baccalaureate (IB) Magnet; Walkersville–Pre-Engineering Academy. Out-of-district students must provide their own transportation, and enrollment may be limited. For more information, contact school guidance office.

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OTHER EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH FCPS Earth And Space Science Laboratory (240) 236-2694 The Earth and Space Science Laboratory is located at Lincoln Elementary School and may be used by all students in Frederick County. Emphasis is placed on use by grades 1-5. Planetarium programs are open to the public. English Language Learning (ELL) (240) 236-8763 Promotes successful integration into mainstream academic programs for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 whose first, or primary, language is not English and who have limited English proficiency. ELL students new to Frederick County are assessed for English language proficiency. The ELL department recognizes the importance of parental involvement and provides interpreters for parent conferences and many translated documents. Even Start (240) 236-8780 Located at Hillcrest Elementary and Rock Creek School, Even Start is a federally funded grant program offering classes four days per week for qualifying families served by Waverley and Hillcrest elementary schools. This family literacy program targets families in need of Adult Basic Education or English Language Learner classes. Parents and their young children birth through age 8 participate in various program components: adult education, parenting, early childhood education, interactive literacy activities, and home visits. FCPS Summer Programs Our schools offer a variety of summer remedial, enrichment, and credit courses for all grades during the summer. An elementary Summer Success Program helps currently enrolled students who have not met the county readiness standard for the next level. In addition, regular summer school is offered to middle school students who need to repeat or review a core course taken during the school year. High school students can make up a failing grade, have an opportunity to improve a previously earned grade, or earn credit for a course not taken. Information about courses, locations, and fees is available in the spring from school principals. Judy Center (240) 236-8770 Prepares students for academic success in school through a combination of highquality childcare, educational experiences, and comprehensive family services. Based at Waverley Elementary, the program also offers services at Hillcrest and Lincoln

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Elementary. Judy Center services are available to all families residing in those school districts with a child through age 5. Learning/Language Support (301) 696-6887 The Learning/Language Support Program provides specialized intervention addressing the needs of students identified as having phonics-based reading difficulties. Teachers are trained to identify appropriate students and implement strategies for remediation. This program is available in all elementary and middle schools. TITLE I (301) 696-6894 Provides supplemental instructional services to meet student needs in some schools with a high concentration of lowincome families. Emphasis is on additional assistance in reading and mathematics.

HOMESCHOOLING RESOURCES Frederick County Public Schools Office of Pupil Personnel (301) 644-5238 When new to Frederick County and considering homeschooling, contact the Frederick County Public School’s Office of Pupil Personnel for information on how to proceed with home instruction. Maryland State Department of Education For a list of “Nonpublic entities registered with the Maryland State Department of Education to Supervise Home Instruction of Maryland Students” visit: www.msde. state.md.us/nonpublic/home_instruction/ table_contents.htm. Homeschool Frederick! An educational portal for the homeschool community in Frederick, this site provides resources available through umbrella groups, Student Services personnel in Frederick County Public Schools, hybrid organizations, businesses, and others interested in the homeschool community. The site provides an extensive list of homeschool support groups or umbrella organizations in Frederick County. www.homeschoolfrederick.com

SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES IN FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FCPS Director of Special Education (301) 644-5281 FCPS Learning for Life Program Housed in a regular school setting, this

program is designed to meet the needs of moderately disabled students that are not diploma bound. Small-group instruction is based on IEP goals and students have opportunities for inclusion with non-disabled peers, as appropriate. Students learn functional life skills as well as academics. FCPS Child Find Project (301) 644-5292 Child Find is the process for identifying all children from birth through age 21 who have special needs. FCPS Challenges Program (301) 644-5281 Provides integrated support to students with special needs in communication, social skills, academics, & pre-vocational/ vocational skills. Services are available for children age 3 through 21. Infants and Toddlers Program (301) 600-1612 This interagency program provides early intervention services for children from birth through age 2 who are experiencing developmental delays in areas such as motor development, cognition, communication, social-emotional, or self-help skills. Audiology, nursing, nutrition, occupational and physical therapy, vision and hearing services, speech/language therapy, special instruction, developmental pediatrics, and family counseling services are available at no cost to families. The Frederick County Health Department is the lead agency for this program, together with FCPS, the Frederick County Department of Social Services, and the Maryland School for the Deaf. Maryland School for the Deaf Frederick, MD (301) 360-2000 | TDD: (301) 360-2001 www.msd.edu FCPS Partners for Success (240) 236-8430 Serves parents and educational professionals of all Frederick County children and youth with disabilities from ages 3 through 21. For parents, Partners for Success offers individual consultation, an information and referral service, problem-solving assistance, training, and support. For educators, the program offers information on disabilities and support for making accommodations for students with special needs. FCPS Pyramid Program Serves students with significant emotional/ behavioral needs who require intensive special education and therapeutic services in a smallgroup setting. Students have opportunities for inclusion with non-disabled peers, as appropriate. Most students also receive special transportation and other related services. This program is housed at Lewistown Elementary, Ballenger Creek Middle, New Market Middle, Tuscarora High, and Walkersville High.


EDUCAT I ON FCPS Rock Creek School (301) 236-8700 Provides individualized special education programs for eligible students with more severe intellectual, physical, emotional, hearing, visual, & learning disabilities, from age 3 through the school year they reach age 21. Students are admitted by the county IEP team process. FCPS Success Program (240) 236-8436 Provides post-secondary transition education for students ages 18-21 who have completed at least four years in a comprehensive high school and exhibit potential for competitive employment. Students earn a Maryland Certificate of Completion. They work in a community-based setting to learn skills for independent living and are exposed to the world of work. Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) (301) 644-5281 The Frederick County SECAC meets monthly, September-May, to collaborate with and provide input to the Special Education Office. Membership includes parents, community representatives, students, and FCPS staff. Meetings are open to the public and new membership is solicited each year.

CHILD CARE RESOURCES Child Care Choices/Referral Frederick, MD (301) 662-4549 or 1-800-753-6841 LOCATE (301) 695-4508 or 1-877-230-7422 TDD: (301) 695-7225 | www.fcmha.org Maryland Committee for Children Baltimore, MD 21202 410-752-7588 | www.mdchildcare.org

OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES LOCATE: Child Care Special Needs Enhanced Counseling Service 1-800-999-0120 | TDD: (410) 385-1042 The ARC of Frederick County Frederick, MD (301) 663-0909 | www.arcfc.org Autism Society of America Frederick County Chapter (301) 746-8080 | www.frederick-autism.org Challenger Baseball Frederick, MD (301) 694-8673 | www.challengerfrederick.org Dept. of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) Frederick, MD (301) 699-3075

Frederick County Developmental Center (301) 600-1611 Provides funding of respite services for children with special healthcare needs & their families. Frederick County Special Olympics (301) 694-7779 | www.somdfrederick.org Frederick County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program Thurmont, MD (301) 898-3587 | www.fc4htrp.org F.R.I.E.N.D.S. www.friendsoffredco.org/index.htm Frederick County-based group formed to connect with other families to lend support, network, and educate each other on Down Syndrome. The Jefferson School Jefferson, MD (301) 624-8400 For students with primary emotional disturbance &/or behavior disorders & secondary learning, developmental, & post-traumatic stress disorders. Job Training Association (JTA) Frederick, MD (301) 631-3566 Kennedy Krieger Institute Baltimore, MD toll free: 1-888-554-2080 www.kennedykrieger.org

Activities, a magic show and crafts. Meet Santa Claus in the Carriage Museum. Saturday, December 3rd 10am-3pm All Ages / $5 Rose Hill Manor Park

Discover holiday traditions and enjoy a hearth cooking demonstration. Saturday, December 10th | 12-7pm All Ages / FREE Rose Hill Manor Park

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FUN FALL ACTIVITIES ABOUND FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES The Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation is committed to the highest level of care for the region’s natural and historic resources while making park facilities and the recreational programs available to all. County leaders believe that the benefits of parks and of recreation are far-reaching and vital to each and every individual, family, and community in Frederick County. As a result, each season a variety of programs, from cooking and baking to sports to computer skills and musical theater are made available to children and adults alike, at facilities throughout the county. Sports programs are available for children from preschool age through high schoolers. Examples include First Kicks Soccer, during which preschoolers get their first experience in soccer, teamwork and fundamental motor skills; and Beginner Aikido for ages 13 and older. Aikido is one of the most modern forms of the Japanese martial arts. It has been called a “gentle” martial art because it uses strictly defensive techniques of evasion, redirection, and immobilization and control

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an attacker. Aikido focuses on gaining maximum effect from minimum effort. Also available are cooking classes for ages 8 and older, at the Ballenger Creek Park Teaching Kitchen. In Baking for Kids, children explore the world of baking while learning basic techniques, ingredients and equipment used in baking. In the fun class, safety is emphasized to work in a hands-on kitchen. Every class includes a treat to share at the end as well. In addition to all of these classes, the county recreation department also offers special activities based on holidays or other special times of the year. This fall they include:

FALL FESTIVAL WEEKEND October 1 & 2 | 10 a.m.– 4p.m. Rose Hill Manor Park 1611 N. Market Street, Frederick Discover agriculture's role in history and daily life at the Frederick County Farm Museum Association's Annual Fall Festival. Enjoy homestyle food, craft vendors, hayrides, a tractor pull, and carnival activities and children's crafts on both days. On Sunday, a cake auction is planned. All ages are welcome. Parking donation suggested. Craft and game tickets are 25 cents each; manor tours: $3.

THE GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH October 8 & 9 | Noon–5 p.m. Old National Pike District Park 12406 Old National Pike, Mount Airy Celebrate the pumpkin season at the Great Pumpkin Patch two-day event. You can also meet local medical professionals as they host fun activities aimed at demonstrating the health benefits of playing in county parks. All ages are welcomea, at $5 per person. Tickets include an all-inclusive pass to enjoy a hay


CHILDREN & FA M I L I E S ride, moon bounces, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, and pumpkin decorating. Bring a candy-collecting bag and hop on the Trick-or-Treat Trail to meet-n-greet with your favorite cartoon, superhero, or movie characters. If candy is still not enough, visit the concession area for some treats. You may also pick a pumpkin of your choice from the pumpkin patch for a small fee.

TRICK OR TREAT THRU HISTORY October 28 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. Rose Hill Manor Park 1611 N. Market Street, Frederick Bring a trick-or-treat bag to fill with goodies as you take a walk through history. Enjoy meeting costumed characters from nursery rhymes such as Humpty Dumpty, Old Mother Hubbard, Mother Goose, and others as you explore the Rose Hill Museum. Enjoy some time around the campfire as well. All ages are welcome, at $2 per person.

CAST YOUR VOTE November 8 | 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Rose Hill Manor Park 1611 N. Market Street, Frederick During this Election Day celebration, kids ages 7 to 12 years can explore the history of elections. Learn about the connections to Rose Hill of the 1828 election in which John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson were running for president. After hearing candidates stumping and reviewing primary source materials, will delve into your own campaign process creating posters and buttons for Adams & Jackson, debate and cast paper ballots for our 1828 candidates. Cost is $8 per participant.

HOLIDAY MAGIC December 3 | 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Rose Hill Manor Park 1611 N. Market Street, Frederick Enjoy the magic of the holidays with handson activities, a magic show and craft your own holiday decorations. Kids can also enjoy meeting Santa Claus in the Carriage Museum. Magic shows are scheduled for every hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. All ages are welcome, at a cost of $5 per person.

+ For additional information, call 301-600-1650. Frederick County Parks & Recreation 355 Montevue Lane Suite 100, Frederick 301-600-1646 | recreater.com

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MESSAGES WE WANT OUR CHILDREN TO HEAR BY LISA A. MCCROHAN, MA, LCSW-C, RYT

On the day we started the new school year this fall, my son was up and ready to go, with his suitcoat on, and I feel the hurry returning. I feel the anxiety wanting to creep back into my veins—to hurry and eat breakfast, to hurry and get out the door, to hurry and make it through the traffic lights, to hurry and get to school.

But no. I’m not hurrying. As we are starting the new school year, I’m bringing some of this past summer into our day. This summer, we did a lot of “abiding with.” I didn’t rush my children. I didn’t hurry them. We were just “together”—abiding with each other. It makes me think about the messages our children receive every day. It makes me think about the messages I want my children to get this school year. I see how hurrying my children doesn’t do anything good for their nervous system—or for our relationship with each other. Yes, there are parenting strategies upon parenting strategies on how to get your kids to listen. I’m talking, though, about this simple word staying in the forefront of my mind and heart as I hold all that we have to do, as I look at the clock, as I make lunches: Abide. I keep hearing from deep within me, “You don’t have to rush them. You can abide with them.” I don’t live in some fantasy world that we have “all the time in the world” in the morning. But what I’ve noticed is that it doesn’t take long to communicate a message of love rather than a message of disregard. It doesn’t take more time to make eye contact, to soften my voice, to slow down, and to regard my dear ones. As a psychotherapist, I see how children are hurried to get up, eat breakfast, get on the bus, go to the bathroom, get their lunch, finish their math work, go and play at recess, jump in the car and get to soccer practice, eat dinner, and go to bed. What message do you think this communicates to our children? The messages I want my children—and all our children—to get this school year aren’t “hurry up” and “you’re falling behind.” The

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messages I want my children to get at this school year and in every single day of their lives are: “You matter” “I see you” “I’ll abide with you.” I noticed this about my son’s kindergarten teacher a few years ago: she had a lot of students to greet, but she greeted every single child by name. And not just on the first day of school; every day. She would bend down, put out her hand, look each child in the eyes, and with a big smile, say, “Hi…I’m so glad you are here today!” EVERY single child. EVERY day. It didn’t take any longer than any other type of greeting. But it meant the world to each child. It communicated, “You matter.” It communicated regard. It said, “I see you.” And it said, “I am abiding with you—in all that you experience and feel. I’ll be here alongside you.” And that is everything. That little gesture stopped the world for a moment for each child. That little gesture set the tone for the day. That little gesture over time had a way of settling deep into my son’s sense of self. With the eye of a mindful therapist, I’ve also noticed this: the teacher’s greeting sets the tone for how the students enter the classroom because it calms their nervous systems (with a dose of oxytocin that we get when we “connect” with someone). It also


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Frederick Pediatric Associates Personal Level of Care

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HEA LT H LIST I N GS

DENTISTS Pediatric Dental Specialists Dr. David Hasson & Dr. Allison Green Orthodontics for Children and Adults Dr. Stuart Sheer 602 Center Street Mount Airy, MD 21771

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MEDICAL CENTERS Biomat USA 1037 West Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21702

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FMH Center for Diabetes & Nutrition Services 7211 Bank Court, Suite 240 Frederick, MDÂ 21703 O (240) 215-1474

FMH Crestwood 7211 Bank Court Frederick, MD 21703 O (240) 215-1420

FMH Home Health Services Division of Frederick Memorial Healthcare System (240) 566-3568

FMH Immediate Care Mount Airy Mount Airy Plaza 1502 S. Main Street Mt. Airy, MD 21771 O (301) 829-5888

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FMH Psychiatric Services 400 W. Seventh Street Frederick, MD 21701 O (240) 566-3904

603-B W. Patrick St. Frederick, MD 21701 O (301) 620-1414

Hospice of Frederick County 516 Trail Avenue, Suite C Frederick, MD 21701 O (240) 566-3030

SENIOR SERVICES Senior Helpers In-Home Senior Care Agency

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O Rockville: (301) 590-1234 O Eldersburg: (410) 692-8991 O Silver Spring: (301) 592-1611

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What You Need to Know About

MEDICARE PART D

BY CAROLYN TRUE, DIRECTOR, FREDERICK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF AGING

The Frederick County Department of Aging is the “one-stop shop” for area residents who want to learn more about their options in order to enroll in Medicare Part D or to change prescription drug plans. Open enrollment begins on Oct. 17, and county residents may contact the department now to learn more about the prescription drug plans that will be available beginning in January.

If your health status has changed since you last enrolled in Medicare Part D or you are taking different medications now, Medicare recommends that you evaluate your current plan. In some cases, the plans change every year and what is covered in your current plan may not be covered in 2017, or it is covered but at a different (usually higher) cost to you.

WHAT IS MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION COVERAGE?

Costs vary by plan, and most people pay a monthly premium, deductible and co-pay. A beneficiary reaches the “doughnut hole” when the plan in which they are enrolled and their out-of-pocket expenses for prescriptions reach $3,310 Beneficiaries remain in the hole until their out-of-pocket expenses reach $4,850. These amounts change yearly and may be higher in 2017. While in the “doughnut hole,” beneficiaries pay about 45 percent of the prescription drug cost. Prescription drug costs are significantly reduced when the out of pocket threshold is met.

Medicare Part D is prescription drug coverage offered by the federal government. This insurance covers brand name and generic prescription drugs. Medicare Part D is administered by private insurance companies that are approved by and under contract with Medicare.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND CONSIDER FOR 2017 During open enrollment, appointments are available at the Frederick County Department of Aging, beginning on Monday, Oct. 17 through Wednesday, Dec. 7. Trained staff and volunteers can help you search for a drug plan that is appropriate for your prescription needs. Call 301-600-1605 to schedule an appointment. Bring with you a list of every prescription you take and the dosage. Some evening appointments will be available.

SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:

» COST Will your premium and costs change in 2017?

Will the prescriptions you take be covered by your plan?

» CUSTOMER SERVICE Are you satisfied with your plan’s

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Low Income Subsidy (LIS)/Extra Help—a federal program that will help with the costs of prescription drug coverage based on income and assets. Eligible recipients can apply online at www.ssa.gov. Senior Prescription Drug Assistance Program (SPDAP) —a state program that will pay up to $40.00/month toward the monthly premium. This program is based on income only. Applications are available at www.marylandspdap.com.

To find out, make an appointment at the Department of Aging or visit www.medicare.gov. You will need to know the name of the drug(s) you take and the dosage.

» COVERAGE Do you need more coverage in 2017?

There are subsidy plans that help eligible beneficiaries with the prescription costs.

customer service? If not, consider changing to another insurance plan.

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+ For more information call the Frederick County Department of Aging at 301-600-1605 or visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/ aging. You can also visit www.Medicare.gov to enroll or obtain more information.


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TR A N S P ORTAT I ON

MAINTAINING MOBILITY: TransIT Services for Seniors in Frederick County BY KENDALL K TIFFANY, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER, TRANSIT SERVICES OF FREDERICK COUNTY

As Frederick County residents’ age, their movement and mobility around the county

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may change. To ensure the senior population is mobile, TransIT Services of Frederick County has multiple programs available. TRANSIT-PLUS TransIT-plus is the county’s curb-to-curb, demand-response service, designated to meet the specialized travel needs of residents with mobility disabilities and senior citizens (ages 60 and older). Trips with TransIT-plus are scheduled on an individual basis to accommodate the unique travel needs of each passenger and can be taken Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Riders must schedule a trip at least two days in advance, and reservations can be placed up to 10 days in advance. To become eligible for TransIT-plus, residents must submit an application. Applications are available online or at the TransIT Office.

THE TAXI ACCESS PROGRAM (TAP) To assist with TransIT-plus trips and to supplement trips outside of TransIT-plus’s operational hours, TransIT has implemented a Taxi Access Program (TAP). TAP is a relatively new program that started in December 2015. The program allows seniors and residents with disabilities to schedule trips in Frederick County using one of the three local taxi companies—Yellow Cab, Bowie Transportation or Frederick Taxi. Bowie Transportation has a wheelchair accessible vehicle for those in need. Taxi cab fare that is available for use is determined by your ZIP code and is divided into two zones. Any remaining taxi funds at the end of the month will be rolled over, up to three months.

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The TAP program is only available for TransIT-plus users who have been using the program for at least six months and who have scheduled and made a few trips. TransIT-plus users who become eligible for TAP will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to get started, including how to receive a card and how to load fare money.

CONNECTOR AND SHUTTLE SERVICE If a TransIT-plus trip is unavailable and TAP is not an option, TransIT Connector and Shuttle service is a great alternative. TransIT Services of Frederick County has nine Connector routes and four Shuttle routes that serve the City of Frederick and other parts of the county from Brunswick to Thurmont to Urbana. All buses providing service for Connector and Shuttle routes are ADA-equipped and have multiple stops to suit the needs of all riders. Buses kneel to make boarding easier for those with mobility issues.

+ For more information on TransIT Connector and Shuttle Routes, TransIT-plus, or the Taxi Access Program, please visit TransIT’s website at FrederickCountyMD.gov/transit or contact TransIT Services of Frederick County at transit@frederickcountymd.gov or by phone 301-600-2065.


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FALL IS FULL OF ACTIVITIES

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A RT S & LE I S UR E

As the leaves turn, a special energy is in the air in Downtown Frederick. The air is crisp and the foliage brings a new kind of spirit to Carroll Creek Park. While the bustling holiday season is on the horizon, there is plenty of fall fun to look forward to. Fall is filled with harvest festivities, Halloween tricks and treats and frosty fun for all to enjoy amidst the charming character and beauty of historic Downtown Frederick.

PHOTO BY DOWNTOWN FREDERICK PARTNERSHIP

Downtown Frederick Partnership, in conjunction with Downtown Frederick’s nearly 200 unique shops, galleries and eateries, hosts First Saturday events monthly. Featuring late shopping hours, great activities and more, First Saturday is a Downtown Frederick tradition that attracts visitors from all over the greater region. The partnership invites you to “Fall” in love with Downtown Frederick’s October First Saturday, “The Harvest.” October First Saturday celebrates all that comes with the new season. On Oct. 1, from 3 to 9 p.m., visitors and locals alike stroll the streets, enjoy autumn-inspired menus at local eateries and enjoy late shopping hours at

the hundreds of the fabulous independently owned shops. While you shop, take in live outdoor music and enjoy special attractions designed to excite visitors of all ages. Grab a cup of hot cider to warm you up on your walk, or give your feet a break and hop on the free First Saturday trolley that will take you up town, across town, or better yet, to Frederick’s Oktoberfest celebration at the Great Frederick Fair grounds. November’s First Saturday, which takes place on Nov. 5, also from 3 to 9 p.m., is a “Holiday Open House,” a first look at the holiday cheer to come downtown. Enjoy delicious hot cocoa and craft your own s’mores, the perfect treats to warm you up as you peruse all downtown has to offer. Take in the charming decorations and magical streets from a horse-drawn carriage ride, free on November First Saturday. And whether you’re getting a head start on holiday shopping, or making

your own holiday wish list, shoppers will fall in love with Downtown Frederick for its unique array of boutiques (open late on First Saturdays). Halloween-lovers of all ages are sure to find excitement in this year’s lineup of festivities. On Oct. 21, Movie Night on Carroll Creek presents a double feature with two favorite Halloween flicks. Bring a blanket and a picnic to Carroll Creek amphitheater, where “Hocus Pocus” and “Beetlejuice” will play at dusk. The movies are free and open to all ages, and beer, wine, hard cider and snacks will be for sale. On Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. until noon, tiny ghosts and young goblins come out in droves for Halloween in Downtown Frederick. Downtown shops and restaurants open their doors to costumed kiddos and hand out treats to trick-or-treaters, who make their way around town in the cutest of ensembles.

+ For more information about fall festivities in Downtown Frederick, visit DowntownFrederick.org and be sure to follow along on Facebook (Facebook.com/DowntownFrederick), Twitter (@DwntwnFrederick) and Instagram (@DwntwnFrederick).

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A RTS & L E IS UR E

MARYLAND ENSEMBLE THEATRE

KICKS OFF NEW SEASON Frederick’s own Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) presents Josh Harman’s runaway New York hit “Bad Jews” as its 2016–2017 season opener. Directed by MET Associate Artistic Director Gené Fouché fresh off her direction of MET’s hit production of “Superior Donuts,” with Assistant Director Bethanie Herman, the play is set to run at MET for four weeks beginning Sept. 16. “‘Bad Jews’ is a deliciously volatile comedy about family, faith, and legacy and is absolutely a fun night of theatre,” Fouché said, “but make no mistake, this play will move audiences and give them so much to think about long after the lights come down.” “Bad Jews” received its world premiere at Roundabout Underground in October 2013. It was the first underground production Roundabout transferred to its Laura Pels Theatre (where it was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play). In the story, on the night of their grandfather’s funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal “battle royale” over a family heirloom. In one corner is “Super Jew” Daphna: temperamental, self-assured, and unbending. In the other, Liam: secular, entitled, and just as stubborn. And in the middle, Liam’s brother, Jonah, tries to stay out of the fray and honor his grandfather’s memory on his own.

Tickets are $24 and $26 and can be purchased by calling 301-694-4744, marylandensemble.org or in person at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre box office.

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PHOTOS BY MADI REINHOLD

The cast is comprised of MET company members Shea-Mikal Green and Matt Lee along with Jeremy Myers and Julia Becker. The production boasts a terrifically creative design team of Todd Mazzie (set), Julie Herber (costumes), Tabetha White (lights) and Tom Majarov (sound).


A RT S & LE I S UR E Other upcoming shows in the MET’s season include: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien Directed by Tad Janes Musical Director Alison E. Shafer

By Rick Elice Music by Wayne Barker Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Directed by Julie Herber

October 28 – November 5 (Preview September 15 at Frederick Community College’s Jack B. Kussmaul Theater) Just in time for Halloween, the beloved cult classic comes to you, live. This sexy play will make you shiver with antici… pation. It’s time to break out your fishnets and join MET for some campy humorous fun, as squeaky clean couple Brad and Janet have some car trouble and are forced to seek refuge in the gothic castle of the transvestite mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Upon their arrival, Frank-N-Furter and his kooky staff of Transylvanians open up the couple’s minds in ways they never imagined. The musical’s rock’n roll score includes hits such as “Time Warp,” “Sweet Transvestite,” “Dammit Janet” and “Toucha Toucha Toucha Touch Me.”

FAMILY HOLIDAY

April 14 – May 7 The New York Times calls this “the most exhilarating Broadway storytelling in decades!” Get hooked by a hilarious evening of madcap fun, as an apprentice starcatcher and a young orphan boy find themselves on a life-changing adventure when they are charged with protecting magical starstuff from fearsome pirates. Winner of five Tony Awards, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan is rich in humor, magic, and touching sincerity. Enjoy the clever wit of Dave Barry along with mysterious mermaids, angry islanders, and of course, a giant crocodile.

FRED’S DINER By Penelope Skinner Directed by Peter Wray

By DC Cathro Directed by Gené Fouché

MAY 26 – JUNE 18

December 2 – 30

In Fred’s American Diner on a busy English motorway, people dream of better lives. Chloe wants to emigrate, Melissa dreams of university, Heather wants to rebuild her life, Sunny wants Heather. And someone is going to kill Fred. You’ll find friendly staff and get service with a smile, but not far beneath lies a deadly secret in this dark comedy.

(Preview December 1) A comedy originally presented as part of the 2015 METLab Reading Series, this play receives its world premiere at the MET this winter RJ goes home for the holidays, hoping to have a nice, relaxing time with his family and best friend. Things don’t turn out as he expects when he arrives to find his sister newly single, his Nana on a health kick, his mother dashing in and out and his father nervous about all of the strange behavior. Secrets are revealed and RJ is stuck in the middle of this fast-paced holiday farce for modern times.

TOP GIRLS By Caryl Churchill Directed by Suzanne Beal

February 10 – March 5 (Preview February 9) The New York Post calls this play “very funny and provocative…. A mind lifting experience.” It’s the story of a successful career-driven superwoman in the early years of the 1980s in Margaret Thatcher’s England. Marlene has just earned a big promotion over a male coworker. She and a restaurant full of history’s most famous women celebrate the virtue and bemoan the sacrifices required to be a “top girl” in a man’s world. In the episodes that follow, we meet many of the women (and girls) in Marlene’s world and learn the steep costs that often followed success of women in the 80s. It’s been 35 years yet “Top Girls” remains surprisingly relevant filled with questions we still are trying to answer.

(Preview May 25)

+ SEASON TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE THREE OPTIONS FOR MET’s MAINSTAGE 1. Like to plan ahead, support MET, and save the most money? Choose Season Tickets $112.50 = one ticket to each show, voucher for Comedy Pigs show, voucher for Fun Company show 2. Need the ultimate flexibility while still saving money? Choose the six ticket Flex Pass $122.50 = six tickets for any mainstage shows, voucher for Comedy Pigs show, voucher for Fun Company show 3. Want to experience MET, but can't commit to a larger purchase? Choose the Three Show Mini Pass $62.50 = three tickets for three different mainstage shows For more info, go to the box office at 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick; or call 301-694-4744 or visit marylandensemble.org

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A RT S & LEISURE LIST I N GS

ART CENTERS & GALLERIES

The Main Cup

Mystique Color Salon

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center

14 West Main Street Middletown, MD 21769

8303 River Run Rd Frederick, MD 21701

w www.themaincuprestaurant.com

w www.hairsalonfrederick.com

O (301) 371-4433

O (301) 662-0212

The Wine Kitchen

Six East Street Hair Salon & Spa

O (301) 698-0656

50 Carroll Creek Way #160 Frederick, MD 21701

6 East Church Street Frederick, MD 21701

DINING

w www.TheWineKitchen.com

w www.SixEastSalon.com

O (301) 663-6968

O (301) 698-0800

Monocacy Crossing

SHOPPING

40 South Carroll Street Frederick, MD 21701

w www.Delaplaine.org

Alexanders at Buckeystown 3619 Buckeystown Pike Buckeystown, MD 21717

w www.AlexandersAtBuckeystown.com O 301-874-1831

Golden Corral 5621 Spectrum Dr Frederick, MD 21703

w www.goldencorral.com O (301) 662-5922

Lazy Fish: Asian & Sushi Bistro 10 East Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701 O (301) 695-9656

Restaurant at Patowmack Farm 42461 Lovettsville Road Lovettsville, VA 20180

w www.PatowmackFarm.com O (540) 822-9017

Sabor De Cuba 9 East Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701

w www.SaborDeCubaRestaurant.com O (301) 663-1036

Sumittra Thai Cuisine 12 East Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701

w www.Sumittra.com O (301) 668-2303

4424A Urbana Pike Frederick, MD 21704

w www.monocacycrossing.com O (301) 846-4204

VINI CULTURE Wine Bar & Cafe 20 North Market Street Frederick, Maryland 21701

w www.viniculturewinebar.com O (301) 695-2816

LODGING Best Western 420 Prospect Boulevard Frederick, MD 21701

w www.BestWesternFrederick.com O (301) 695-6200

200 North Market Street Frederick, MD 21701

w www.EdgeworksOnline.com O (800) 520-0321

Voila! In Frederick Special Teas & Other Goodness 10 N. Market Street Frederick, MD 21701 O (301) 663-0704

SPECIALTY FOODS Hillside Turkey Farm 30 Elm Street Thurmont, MD 21788

w www.hillsideturkey.com

Days Inn

O (301) 271-2728

5646 Buckeystown Pike Frederick, MD 21704

THEATRE COMPANY

w www.DaysInn.com/Frederick O (301) 694-6600

Other Voices Theatre at the Performing Arts Factory

The Lodges At Gettysburg

244 B South Jefferson St Frederick, MD 21701

685 Camp Gettysburg Road Gettysburg, PA 17325

w GettysburgAccommodations.com O (717) 642-2500

SALONS & SPAS Alazzo Med Spa

The Carriage House Inn Restaurant & Catering

8927 Fingerboard Road, Suite E Frederick, MD 21704

200 South Seton Avenue Emmitsburg, MD 21727

w www.AlazzoSpa.com

w www.CarriageHouseInn.info

Edgeworks Knife & Supply

change@alazzospa.com

w www.OtherVoicesTheatre.org O (301) 662-3722

VINEYARDS & WINERIES Elk Run Vineyard & Winery 15113 Liberty Road Mount Airy, MD 21771

w www.ElkRun.com O (410) 775-2513

O (301) 810-5740

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS OCTOBER Mountain to Valley Tour October 21–22

The Mountain to Valley tour is available as a fully guided two-day group tour, or as a free self-guided tour for individuals who have the option of choosing the sites they would like to visit. Individuals can obtain their free tour guide brochure at The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Visitor Center, where the tour begins. Locations include: 1. The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton 2. National Fallen Firefighters Memorial 3. The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes 4. Catoctin Tour.

} 10am–1pm

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The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton 339 S Seton Ave. Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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301-447-7050 www.setonshrine.org

Carillon Recitals

October 16, November 20, December 4, 18 Twice monthly recitals by City Carillonneur John Widmann on the carillon of 49 bells, played mechanically by hands and feet. Relax on the lawn of Baker Park and let the music soothe your soul.

} Sun, 12:30–1pm

Also mark your calendar for a special patriotic recital which will take place on the 15th anniversary of September 11.

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Joseph Dill Baker Carillon Baker Park, Downtown Frederick Frederick, MD 21701

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301-846-4781 www.cityoffrederick.com

Movie Night on the Creek October 21

FREE movies on the creek! Open to all ages. Concessions, beer, and wine available for purchase.

} Gates open one hour before sunset.

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Carroll Creek Amphitheater Carroll Creek Frederick, MD 21701

Civil War Walking Tour

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Discover what it was like to live in Frederick during the Civil War. Explore the stories of the last Confederate invasion of the North, the ransom of Frederick, and the Battle of Monocacy.

Boat & Brew

October 1

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Museum of Frederick County History 24 E Church St. Frederick, MD 21701

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www.downtownfrederick.org/calendar

October 8, 22

Enjoy a relaxing guided tour by kayak or canoe along the mellow Monocacy River, ending at Barley & Hops microbrewery. Sample handcrafted brews and choose a favorite while kicking back on the patio with a pint and some tasty snacks.

301-663-1188

} 10am–4pm

www.frederickhistory.org

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Walkersville Southern Railroad Dinner Train October 1, November 5

Board a richly restored dining car at the train station in Walkersville for a 6pm departure, and then simply settle back and relax while enjoying fine dining throughout your leisurely two-hour train ride. Menus can be viewed on the WSRR website.

} Sat 6pm

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Walkersville Southern Railroad 34 West Pennsylvania Ave. Walkersville, MD 21793

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301-698-8118

301-898-0899 www.wsrr.org/ws/

Monocacy River and Barley & Hops Monocacy River and 5473 Urbana Pike Frederick, MD 21704

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301-834-9950

www.rivertrail.com/package/boat-brewery- canoe-kayak/

October First Saturday – The Harvest October 1

October theme is “The Harvest!” More than 200 shops, galleries and restaurants await you in Hip and Historic Downtown Frederick. Enjoy our vibrant city with late night shopping, gallery openings, live music and more!

} 3–9pm

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Downtown Frederick E Patrick and N Market St. Frederick, MD 21701

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301-698-8118

www.downtownfrederick.org/calendar/ first-saturday

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33rd Annual Brunswick Railroad Days October 1–2

The 33rd Annual Railroad Days promises great local food, live entertainment, model train exhibits, a variety of arts and crafts vendors, passenger train rides, kid's activities, pony rides, and so much more. Bring the entire family to this fun fall festival honoring Brunswick's proud railroading history and heritage.

} 10am–5pm

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Downtown Brunswick 1 W Potomac St. Brunswick, MD 21716

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301-834-7500 www.brunswickmd.gov/railroaddays/

Washington Metro Dachtoberfest October 1

Dachshund races, dog show.

} Sat 9am–4:30pm

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Frederick Fairgrounds 797 E Patrick St. Frederick, MD 21701

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301-788-1021 www.washingtonmetrodachtoberfest.org

Fall Festival at Rose Hill Manor October 1–2

Hands-on crafts, games, & candle-dipping for children. Carriage museum open! Sat. morning tractor pull; Sun. cake auction and kiddie pedal tractor pull. Hayrides, farm exhibits, demos., animals, food, & crafts.

} Sat 10–4pm; Sun 12–4pm

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The Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park 1611 N Market St. Frederick, MD 21701

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301-600-1650 www.rosehillmuseum.com

Murder and Mayhem Walking Tour October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

While Frederick may look like “Mayberry” to some, it has an little-known dark side. Explore the “other side” of Frederick's history including some of the most scandalous, nefarious, and unbelievable moments in the city's storied past. (Advance tickets recommended.)

} 7pm

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Museum of Frederick County History 24 E Church St. Frederick, MD 21701

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301-663-1188 www.frederickhistory.org


CALENDAR OF EVENTS Mt. Airy Fall Fest

Maryland Pumpkin Festival

Crafters, Vendors, Kids Park, Free Entertainment, Food for Sale.

Pumpkin Princess Storytime, Pumpkin sculpturing demonstration, Mr. Brown the Clown, egg hunt, gourd hunt and pumpkin painting.

October 1

} 10–5pm

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Mt. Airy Carnival Grounds 1008 Twin Arch Rd. Mt. Airy, MD 21771

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301-829-2112 www.mtairylions.com

Frederick's Oktoberfest October 1–2

Frederick's Oktoberfest is the largest event in the area that celebrates German heritage by attempting to replicate the traditional Volksfest (Folk festival) held in Germany each year. The festivities include authentic German cuisine and music.

} Sat 11am–10pm; Sun 11am–6pm

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Frederick Fairgrounds 797 E Patrick St. Frederick, MD 21701

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240-599-0660 www.frederickoktoberfest.org

Sea Services Pilgrimmage October 2

The only event of its kind in the United States, the Sea Services Pilgrimage draws hundreds of visitors to the Shrine for a Mass and reception. Members of the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines, and the United States Public Health Service, along with family members and friends, will gather at the Basilica. The event is held each year to honor Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton as Patroness of the Sea Services, and ask for her intercession for all the men and women serving in our nations Sea Services.

} 3pm

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The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton 339 South Seton Ave. Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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301-447-2080 www.setonshrine.org

October 8–9

} Sat 10am–10:30pm, Sun 10am–7pm

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Summers Farm 5729 Old National Pike Frederick, MD 21702

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301-620-9316 www.summersfarm.com

The Great Pumpkin Patch October 8–9

Come out and celebrate the pumpkin season at the Great Pumpkin Patch. This two-day event includes hayrides, moon bounces, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin decorating, and a “Trick-or-Treat Trail.”

} 12–5pm

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Old National Pike District Park 12406 Old National Pike Mt. Airy, MD 21771

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301-600-2983 www.recreater.com

Explorer's Festival October 8–9

Distillery Lane Cider Works will offer tastings of fresh and hard cider. There will also be apple picking, orchard tours, cider pressing, beekeeping demos, and food trucks.

} 10am–5pm

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Distillery Lane Cider Works 5533 Gapland Rd. Jefferson, MD 21755

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301-834-8920 www.distillerylaneciderworks.com

Gemstones Beneath the Towpath Walking Tour October 15

Join us for a walking tour of the historic culverts of the C&O Canal. Meet at the boat ramp parking lot in Point of Rocks.

} 11am

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Point of Rocks Boat Ramp Point of Rocks, MD 21777

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301-600-7256 www.fcpl.org

Boat & Brew Beginner Whitewater to Smoketown Brewery October 15

The 4.5 mile kayaking trip begins behind Bird Sanctuary Island, home to an amazing number of Blue Herons and wild ducks: after the paddle, enjoy the taste of craft beer at the new Smoketown Brewery only minutes away in Brunswick, MD. You will not only enjoy the flight of tasty beer but also the upbeat environment in the tasting room or the outside patio. To top the day off, enjoy the savory taste of the locals' favorite eatery—Kings will provide hearty appetizers of garlic knots and gourmet white pizza.

} 9:30am

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Potomac River & Smoketown Brewery 223 W. Potomac St. Brunswick, MD 21716

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301-834-9950

www.rivertrail.com/package/potomac- whitewater/

Family Festival @ the Farm October 15–16

Close to two dozen farms open up for free self-guiding tours. Farms offer numerous activities such as finding a pumpkin, scarecrow making, a chance to see the animals, and to learn about agriculture. This is a great time to see the diversity of Frederick County Farms, and great chance to see where your food comes from.

} Sat 10–4pm; Sun 12–4pm

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Twenty Farms Throughout Frederick County Frederick, MD 21701

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301-600-3037 www.homegrownfrederick.com

Oktoberfest at Schifferstadt October 15–16

Enjoy a festive atmosphere on the grounds of this historic German colonial farmhouse. The event features juried arts and crafts, cultural activities, German food, beer, strudel, and oompah band, and colonial demonstrators. Admission is free to the grounds; Tours of the Museum are at a discounted price; 12 and under free.

} Sat, 10am–5pm; Sun 12–5pm

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Schifferstadt Architectural Museum 1110 Rosemont Ave. Frederick, MD 21701

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301-663-3885 www.fredericklandmarks.blogspot.com

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Pink Ribbon Gala

Spirits of the Furnace

Halloween in Downtown Frederick

17th Annual black tie Gala featuring a silent auction of fine jewelry items to benefit the FMH Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund.

“Spirits of the Furnace” is a guided night tour through the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace and Village, with stops in historic structures and along the landscape to meet workers, owners, worshipers, and slaves. Refreshments. Kids are welcome. Bring a flashlight and wear shoes appropriate for walking on uneven terrain. 5 guided tours beginning every 30 min.

Bring the kids and join us in Downtown Frederick to enjoy Halloween festivities in a family-friendly, safe, and welcoming environment. Costumes encouraged! Paint your own pumpkin! More than 50 shops and restaurants will have candy available for trick-or-treaters.

October 15

} 7–10pm

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Colonial Jewelers 1 S Market St. Frederick, MD 21701

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301-663-9252 www.colonialjewelers.com

} 7–9:30pm

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Movie at the Battlefield

Historic Village of Catoctin Furnace 12610–12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd. Thurmont, MD 21788

Join us at the Thomas Farm to watch the movie “The Outlaw Josey Wales”—the story of a Confederate guerrilla turned outlaw on the run from the Union army.

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October 15

} 6:30pm

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Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center 5201 Urbana Pike Frederick, MD 21704

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301-662-3515 www.nps.gov/mono

8th Annual Halloween in Baker Park October 21

Check in at the Drees Information Booth for your Guided Halloween Themed Tours throughout Baker Park. Trick or Treat throughout certain areas of the park. There are lots of Halloween characters and surprises throughout the park and in some of the buildings. The entertainment in the Bandshell will be provided by Dance Unlimited.

} 6:30–9:40pm

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Baker Park N Bentz and W 2nd Sts. Frederick, MD 21701

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301-600-1492 www.cityoffrederick.com/halloween

14th Annual Urbana Indoor Art & Craft Show October 22

Sixty-five artists and crafters with over 85 tables will sell their original hand work. Browse artwork, photography, woodworking, floral design, textiles, jewelry, stained glass, soap, candles, pottery, knitted/crochet, country crafts and seasonal crafts. Breakfast and lunch available.

} 9am–4pm

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Urbana Fire Hall 3602 Urbana Pike Frederick, MD 21704

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301-662-5769 www.wesleychapelinurbana.com

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443-463-6437 www.catoctinfurnace.org

Halloween Not So Scary Family Party October 22

Join the fun at Adventure Park USA's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Meet some of your favorite cartoon characters, enjoy trick-or-treating, games, contests, and a light meal! Plus, the inside and outside rides and attractions will be open and are included in your ticket!

} 6–9:30pm

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Adventure Park USA 11113 West Baldwin Rd. New Market, MD 21774

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Downtown Frederick 19 E Church St. Frederick, MD 21701

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301-698-8118 www.downtownfrederick.org/calendar

100 Parks for the Centennial Year October 29

Andy and Karen Bass have spent the past year visiting 100 NPS parks to commemorate the Park Service Centennial. Regular NPS goers prior to the anniversary year, they experienced many parks already familiar to them in a new way, and, of course, visited parks that were new to them.

} 2pm

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C. Burr Artz Public Library 110 E Patrick St. Frederick, MD 21701

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301-600-1369 www.fcpl.org

904-249-9784 www.adventureparkusa.com

Trick-or-Treat Through History October 28

Bring a bag for "treat" while exploring the museum & walking through history. Meet Mother Goose nursery rhyme costumed characters such as Humpty Dumpty, Old Mother Hubbard, and many more. Enjoy time around the campfire.

} 6:30–8:30pm

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The Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park 1611 N Market St. Frederick, MD 21701

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October 29

301-600-1650 www.recreater.com

NOVEMBER 84th Annual Veteran's Day Parade November 6

Pay tribute to our veterans and active military at one of the oldest parades in the nation. Enjoy military units honoring our veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces, plus local organizations, civic groups, marching bands, majorettes, and so much more.

} Opening ceremonies 1pm. Parade 2pm.

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Downtown Brunswick 1 W Potomac St. Brunswick, MD 21716

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301-834-7500 www.brunswickmd.gov/veteransparade/


CALENDAR OF EVENTS Maryland Christmas Show

DECEMBER

November 18–20, 25–27

Enjoy the works of top artists and craftsmen offering fine art, pottery, furniture, jewelry, clothing, wreaths and garlands, toys and Christmas ornaments— just about anything related to your Christmas shopping enjoyment.

} Fri & Sat 10am–6pm; Sun 10am–5pm

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Frederick Fairgrounds 797 E Patrick St. Frederick, MD 21701

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301-845-0003 www.marylandchristmasshow.com

Santa's Arrival November 25

Christmas shopping and entertainment all day long. Santa Claus arrives at 7pm sharp in a horse-drawn carriage to greet children among 40,000 twinkling white lights and sounds of the season. Children may stay and enjoy refreshments and individual visits with Santa; parents bring your cameras! Free onsite parking.

} 10am–8:30pm

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Everedy Square & Shab Row Corner of East & Church Sts. Frederick, MD 21774

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December 1

Local professional and amateur bakers and florists create gingerbread structures and floral arrangements for this judged competition. Attendees will have the opportunity to take home a bit of holiday cheer by participating in the annual silent auction during the event.

} Thur 5:30pm

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William R. Talley Recreation Center 121 N Bentz St. Frederick, MD 21701

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301-600-2489

www.celebratefrederick.com/events/ holidays/events/scents-and-sweets- competition-and-auction/

Holiday Magic December 3

Join us to experience “The Magic of David Wayne!” Hands-on kids' activities. Also....visit Santa in the carriage museum! Pre-registration recommended 10:30; 11:30; 12:30 and 1:30.

301-662-4140

} 10am–3pm

www.everedysquare.com

The Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park 1611 N Market St. Frederick, MD 21701

Holiday Art Competition November 30

Pick your favorite depiction of the Holidays in Frederick at this juried art competition. The winning illustration will be used in the following year's holiday ad campaign. The winning artist received a $1,000 cash prize. The Barbara Maghan People's Choice Award will also be presented.

} Wed 5:30pm

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Delaplaine Visual Arts Center 40 S Carroll St. Frederick, MD 21701

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Scents & Sweets Competition and Auction

301-600-2489

www.celebratefrederick.com/events/ holidays/events/holiday-art-competition/

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301-600-1650 www.recreater.com

Candlelight House Tour December 3–4

This self-guided tour takes visitors inside private homes elaborately adorned with holiday decor in historic Frederick. Visitors are delighted with the architectural nuances, holiday decorations, and historical significance of these magnificent homes.

} Sat 5–9pm & Sun 1–4pm

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Downtown Frederick & William R. Talley Recreation Center 121 N Bentz St. Frederick, MD 21701

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301-600-2489

www.celebratefrederick.com/events/ holidays/events/candlelight-house-tour/

Traditional Village Christmas December 3

Decorate a fresh wreath with bows, balls, bells, pine cones, holly, icicles and ornaments! Select unique handmade gifts. Enjoy food, hot mulled wine, apple cider, taffy pulling, and heirloom-recipe baked goods. Holiday activities for children! Experience Kris Kingling, a costumed holiday tradition of dancing, singing and eating while visiting village homes!

} 10am–4pm

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Historic Village of Catoctin Furnace 12607–12625 Catoctin Furnace Road Thurmont, MD 21788

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443-463-6437 www.catoctinfurnace.org

Live Nativity December 4

Wesley Chapel presents its Live Nativity for the 17th year. More than a dozen characters dress in costumes and perform under the night sky. A live camel accompanies the wise men to the stable where the Holy Family sits with a donkey. Real sheep fill the “hills” while shepherds hear the host of angels. An innkeeper, King Herod, and his court round out the cast. Interpreter for the hearing impaired at the first two shows.

} 6pm, 7pm, & 8pm

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Urbana Fire Hall 3602 Urbana Pike Frederick, MD 21704

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301-662-5769 www.wesleychapelinurbana.com

Kris Kringle Procession December 9

Celebrate Old World magic with this walking procession featuring German and English characters of yesteryear. The procession concludes at the Baker Park Band Shell for a closing ceremony and lighting of the City Christmas tree.

} Fri 6:30pm

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Downtown Frederick & Baker Park Bandshell 121 N Bentz St. Frederick, MD 21701

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301-600-2489

www.celebratefrederick.com/events/ holidays/events/kris-kringle-procession/

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Hometown Holidays

Festival of Light

Hometown Holidays begins with breakfast with Santa. A holiday open house of downtown businesses follows in the afternoon, along with Brunswick Heritage Museum by candlelight, horse-drawn carriage rides, children's activities, and a children's party.

} Throughout the day; businesses

Holiday greetings, carols, and an inspirational message are all part of this event, which highlights the true meaning of the holiday season. Attendees join in the program with a moving candle lighting ceremony, filling Courthouse Square with magnificent light.

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December 10

December 16

open houses 1–4pm

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1 W Potomac St., Brunswick, MD 21716 301-834-5591

} 7pm City Hall at Courthouse Square 101 N Court St., Frederick, MD 21701

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www.brunswickmainstreet.org

Museums by Candlelight

301-600-2489

www.celebratefrederick.com/events/ holidays/events/festival-of-lights/

December 10

December 26

The 30th annual tour allows visitors to go into 12 of the historic churches in downtown Frederick. All are decorated for the Christmas season. Almost all of them have musical programs throughout the evening. Most of them have hospitality rooms with cookies and hot beverages.

} 4–9pm

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Downtown Frederick 19 E Church St., Frederick, MD 21701

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301-600-4047 www.visitfrederick.org

New Years Eve Celebration

Enjoy guided tours of the candlelit historic homes and Basilica, decorated for Christmas, and tour the grounds illuminated with luminaries.

December 31

Join us for a Family New Year Celebration! Admission includes Food, Indoor Attractions, Games, Prizes, and a Midnight Balloon Drop! Advance reservations are required.

} 10am–7pm

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The National Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton 339 S Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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30th Annual Historic Houses of Worship Tour

} 9pm–12:30am

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301-447-6606

Adventure Park USA 1113 W Baldwin Rd., Monrovia, MD 21770

www.fredericklandmarks.blogspot.com

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904-249-9784 www.adventureparkusa.com

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Voted Frederick’s Best Theatre Group

Frederick Magazine 2013 – 2016

Oct 28 – Nov 5

WORLD PREMIERE!

By DC Cathro

Dec 2 – 30

Music, Lyrics & Book by Richard O’Brien

This show at Frederick Community College!

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Adapted by Theatricks from the book by Charles Dickens

ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY JON KLEIN FROM THE BOOK BY JAMES & DEBORAH HOWE

DECEMBER 16 – 18

SEP 24 – OCT 30

Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick St Frederick 301-600-2828 weinbergcenter.org

JUNIE BIN JONES Comedy Pigs The

JINGLE BELLS BATMAN SMELLS!

ADAPTED BY ALLISON GREGORY BASED ON THE BOOKS BY BARBARA PARK

NOV 26 – JAN 1

Frederick’s Sketch Comedy & Improv Troupe OCT 14, 15, 21, 22 @ 9pm NOV 11, 12, 18, 19 @ 9pm DEC 9 & 10 @ 10pm

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CANDIES Wedding Candy Buffets 500 Kinds of Candy • Fruits & Nuts Candy Novelties For All Occasions Old Tyme Candies Hand Made Chocolates LIQUORS Areas Largest Selection of Craft Beers – Liquor & Wine Special and Bulk Orders Welcome

Rt. 15 • Thurmont, Maryland 301-271-2322

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FREDERICK TOWN LISTINGS BRUNSWICK Long known for its attractive scenery and railroad history, the City of Brunswick has become a destination for tourists. The city’s downtown is home to a bookstore/coffee shop, railroad museum, children’s clothing store, some curiosity shops, outdoor goods shopping, professional offices, and more. Brunswick is nestled near the scenic Potomac River, with camping and fishing amenities.

MAYOR Karin B. Tome

POPULATION 5,870 as of 2010 Census

CITY HALL 1 W. Potomac St., 301-834-7500 www.brunswickmd.gov

POLICE DEPARTMENT 301-834-9101

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 301-834-8300

VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE 301-834-8102

LIBRARIES

POST OFFICES

SENIOR CENTER

Brunswick Post Office 315 Brunswick St. 301-834-9944

301-834-8115

Jefferson Post Office 3702 Jefferson Pk. 301-473-8484

Brunswick Swimming Pool 301-834-7567

SWIMMING POOL

Point of Rocks Post Office 1597 Bowis Drive 301-874-2131

915 Maple Ave. Brunswick 301-600-7250 1635 Ballenger Creek Point of Rocks 301-874-4560

BURKITTSVILLE Burkittsville is a virtually unchanged example of an American townscape of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when the town was a service center for the rural area around it. Today, Main Street’s buildings are still bordered by fields of crops and dairy farms, although there are no longer any commercial establishments in the town. Burkittsville became closely involved with the Civil War when forces of the Union and Confederate armies engaged in the Battle of Crampton’s Gap, a bloody prelude to the Battle of Antietam.

MAYOR

POPULATION

TOWN OFFICE

POST OFFICE

Debby Burgoyne

151 as of 2010 Census

500 E. Main St. 301-834-6780 www.burkittsville-md.gov

8 E. Main St. 301-834-9592

EMMITSBURG Emmitsburg, a quiet town nestled at the foot of the mountains, offers peace and tranquility. Incorporated in the early 1800s, Emmitsburg was the home of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. She established the first Catholic school in the U.S., that grew into St. Joseph’s College. The property is now home to the National Fire Academy and Homeland Security. A short drive away is Mount Saint Mary’s University. In Emmitsburg you can relax but still be within driving distance to major cities such as Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Harrisburg. You are just a few miles from the Gettysburg Battlefield, Ski Liberty Resort and numerous golf courses.

MAYOR

TOWN OFFICE

Donald N. Briggs

300 A S. Seton Ave. 301-600-6300 www.emmitsburgmd.gov

POPULATION 2,814 as of 2010 Census

EMMITSBURG FIRE STATION # 6 25 W. Main St. 301-447-2728

EMMITSBURG AMBULANCE COMPANY

EMMITSBURG SENIOR CENTER

301-447-6626

301-600-6350

LIBRARY

POST OFFICE

300 A S. Seton Ave. 301-600-6329

305 S. Seton Ave. 301-447-2655

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FREDERICK CITY One of the largest cities in Maryland, the City of Frederick is home to a diverse and thriving business community that includes Fort Detrick, the Frederick Memorial Healthcare System, and MedImmune. In addition to a strong employment base, Downtown Frederick is the hub of arts, culture and entertainment within the county. Downtown Frederick offers a thriving business district of 200+ eclectic and specialty retailers, restaurants and antique shops. Nearly 1.5 million tourists visit downtown each year, drawn by Civil War history and beautifully restored 18th, 19th and 20th century architecture. Activities and events can be enjoyed nearly every weekend throughout the year.Long known for its attractive scenery and railroad history, the City of Brunswick has become a destination for tourists. The city’s downtown is home to a bookstore/coffee shop, railroad museum, children’s clothing store, some curiosity shops, outdoor goods shopping, professional offices, and more. Brunswick is nestled near the scenic Potomac River, with camping and fishing amenities.

MAYOR Randy McClement

POPULATION 65,239 as of 2010 Census

CITY HALL 101 N. Court St. 301-600-1380 www.cityoffrederick.com

FREDERICK POLICE DEPARTMENT 301-600-2100

FIRE DEPARTMENTS Citizen’s Truck Company 9 S. Court St. 301-600-1713

Independent Hose Company 310 Baughman’s Lane 301-600-1720 Junior Fire Company 535 N. Market St. 301-600-2286 Spring Ridge Fire Station # 33 6061 Spring Ridge Pkwy. 301-600-9330 United Steam Fire Engine Co. 79 S. Market St. 301-600-1711 United/Westview Fire Station 5525 New Design Rd. 301-600-9330

C. BURR ARTZ PUBLIC LIBRARY 110 E. Patrick St. 301-600-1630 www.fcpl.org

POST OFFICES

SWIMMING POOLS

Frederick City Post Office 201 E. Patrick St.

Baker Park Swimming Pool 301-663-5666

301-662-2131

Diggs Memorial Pool 301-600-6364

College Estates Station Post Office 1301 W. 7th St. 301-662-6115 Tuscarora Post Office 5709-A Tuscarora Rd. 301-874-2303

TOWN PARKS Baker Park 121 N. Bentz St. 301-600-1493

REALTORS

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City Recreation Department 301-600-1492

MIDDLETOWN Middletown is a small, rural community steeped in American history. It is located in the beautiful Middletown Valley that stretches between the Catoctin Mountains on the east and South Mountain on the west. A young Lt. George Washington, while surveying the South Mountain area, reported that the valley to the east was one of the most beautiful places he had ever seen. Middletown continues to evolve from a settlement of farmers and ranchers to one of tradesmen, craftsmen, businessmen, clergymen, commuters and retired folk—without losing its agricultural roots. From the stately old Victorian-style homes and soaring church steeples to the rustic dairy farms and modern housing developments, residents find in Middletown a refuge where they can enjoy small-town life as it used to be.

BURGESS John D. Miller

POPULATION 4,136 as of 2010 Census

TOWN OFFICE 31 W. Main St. 301-371-6171 www.middletown.md.us

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VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

TOWN PARKS

301-371-6907

Coblentz Rd. 301-694-1646

LIBRARY 101 Prospect St. 301-371-7560

POST OFFICE 7227 Hollow Rd. 301-371-6880

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Middletown Community Park Middletown Memorial Park South Church St. 301-371-6171

Wiles Branch Park Knoll Side Ln. 301-371-6171

YOUTH SPORTS

Middletown Recreation Council 301-371-3344 www.middletownrec.com

Middletown Valley Athletic Association (MVAA) 301-371-3423 www.mvaasports.com


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MOUNT AIRY The Town of Mount Airy is a nationally accredited “Main Street Maryland Community” and holds the State of Maryland’s esteemed “Community Legacy” designation. Located directly off of Interstate 70, it is about 45 minutes from both the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan job markets. One can quickly become enamored with downtown Mount Airy and its small-town charm, quaint old buildings and friendliness that takes you back to a time long past. Mount Airy has experienced a dramatic increase in growth, but because of effective growth management and land use strategies, still retains that quaint, small-town atmosphere. It boasts a booming downtown with community and cultural events, retail establishments, antique and craft collectible shops, cafes and restaurants.

MAYOR Pat Rockinberg

POPULATION

CARROLL COUNTY BRANCH LIBRARY

THE GREATER MOUNT AIRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Mount Airy Branch

9,288 as of 2010 Census

705 Ridge Ave. 410-386-4470 or 301-829-5290

TOWN GOVERNMENT

POST OFFICE

110 S. Main St. 301-829-1424 www.mountairymd.org

505 Windy Knoll 301-829-1199

RESIDENT TROOPERS

Prospect & East West Park

TOWN PARKS

301-829-0218

301-829-1424

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

301-829-8373

The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce is proactive in assisting business owners in their mission to succeed and grow to their fullest potential. Chamber officials offer information to local businesses and serve as a network for individual business owners. Most member businesses are locally owned and operated. 301-829-5426 www.mtairybusiness.com

YOUTH SPORTS

Watkins Park

Four County Little League www.fcllbaseball.org

Kemptown Cardinals (Baseball)

www.geocities.com/Colosseum/ Lodge/1501

Mount Airy Youth Athletic Association (MAYAA) 301-829-2027

REALTORS

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MYERSVILLE Myersville is strategically located halfway between Frederick and Hagerstown, with convenient access from Interstate 70 to the south and U.S. Route 40 to the north, yet nicely buffered from both by a mile of local road. The outstanding location and beautiful, hilly terrain combined to make the town an attractive location for residential development during the last decades of the 20th century.

MAYOR Wayne Creadick

POPULATION 1,626 as of 2010 Census

TOWN OFFICE 301 Main St. 301-293-4281 www.myersvillemd. govoffice2.com

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

TOWN PARKS

YOUTH SPORTS

301-293-9817

Corner of Rte. 40 and Rte. 17 Wolfsville Rd. 301-293-4281

www.myersvillebaseball.com

Myersville Volunteer Fire Company Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Company

Doub’s Meadow Park

Town Park

301-293-1453

8 Harp Place 301-293-4281

POST OFFICE

Myersville Junior Baseball League

Wolfsville-Myersville Athletic Association (WMAA) 301-293-3115 www.eteamz.com/wmaasports

1 Wolfsville Rd. 301-293-1180

NEW MARKET Known as the “Antiques Capital of Maryland,” New Market now offers a concentration of establishments where visitors can browse and purchase the treasures of yesteryear. Fine bed and breakfast accommodations and dining facilities in formal and casual settings are available. In 1975, New Market was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

MAYOR Winslow E. Burhans III

POPULATION 656 as of 2010 Census

NEW MARKET DISTRICT FIRE CO. 301-865-5700

POST OFFICES

TOWN GOVERNMENT

168 W. Main St. 301-865-3333

39 W. Main St. 301-865-5544 www.townofnewmarket.org

4411 Green Valley Rd., Monrovia 301-865-5432

YOUTH SPORTS

REALTORS

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154 N. Market Street Suite 203 Frederick, MD 21701 301-365-0664 getkenny@c21redwood.com

Linganore/Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LUYAA)

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ROSEMONT Rosemont is a village in southern Frederick County, one mile southeast of Route 340 & one mile north of the Potomac River. It is a quiet residential community. Rolling farmland & mountains contoured by Harper’s Ferry Gap in West Virginia add to the tranquility of the town.

BURGESS

TOWN GOVERNMENT

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

TOWN PARK

Thomas Watson

1219 Rosemont Dr. 301-834-7444 https://sites.google.com/site/ rosemontmd/home

301-834-8300

3673 Petersville Road

POPULATION 294 as of 2010 Census

Volunteer Fire Department

Lions Merryland Park

Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue 301-834-8102

THURMONT Thurmont is a small city in northern Frederick County established in 1751. It is known as the “Gateway to the Catoctin Mountains,” where Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park are located. There are three covered bridges nearby: Loy’s Station Bridge, Roddy Road Bridge and Utica Mills Bridge. Catoctin Iron Furnace and forge, built during the Revolutionary War, is just down the road. Frederick is about 15 miles south and Gettysburg is 20 miles north. Baltimore and Washington, D.C. are each about 60 miles away. The President’s retreat, Camp David, is also nearby. Thurmont is proud to have been designated a “Main Street Maryland Community.”

MAYOR

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

LIBRARY

SWIMMING

301-271-3413

76 East Moser Rd. 301-600-7200

Cunningham Falls State Park 301-271-7574

POST OFFICES

YOUTH SPORTS

110 Water St. 301-271-2226

301-271-2256

John A. Kinnaird

Thurmont Fire

POPULATION

Graceham Volunteer Fire

6,036

TOWN OFFICE 10 Frederick Rd. 301-271-7313 www.thurmont.com

14026 Graceham Rd. 301-271-2000

Thurmont Post Office

Lewistown Volunteer Fire 1101 Hessong Bridge Rd. 301-898-9988

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire 13516 Motter’s Station Rd. 301-271-2666

URBANA URBANA FIRE DEPARTMENT 3602 Urbana Pk. 301-663-3822

URBANA REGIONAL LIBRARY 9020 Amelung St. 301-600-7000

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Urbana Recreation Council Members provide recreation scheduling for the nearby communities of Urbana, Kemptown, Green Valley, Windsor Knolls, and the surrounding areas. www.urbanarec.com

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13516 Motter Station Rd. 301-271-4920

Thurmont Little League 301-271-4397

(SUBSECTION OF FREDERICK CITY)

YMCA (Green Valley)

301-600-7020

Rocky Ridge Post Office

Catoctin Youth Association

Linganore/Urbana Youth Athletic Association (LUYAA) Baseball, basketball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, and soccer. www.luyaa.org

REALTORS Amereihn, Kenny Century 21 Redwood Realty

154 N. Market Street Suite 203 Frederick, MD 21701 301-365-0664 getkenny@c21redwood.com


FREDERICK TOWN LISTINGS WALKERSVILLE Walkersville is a combination of two villages that were settled by German immigrants in the mid 1700s and early 1800s. By the late 1800s, the villages of Georgetown and Walkersville had grown so intertwined that it made sense to combine them into one entity, which was named Walkersville. Today, Walkersville aggressively pursues fiscal responsibility, recycling projects, and innovation. In 1995, it was credited with having the first State Police bicycle patrol in the nation. There are four schools, residential developments, a shopping center, several businesses and institutions, and numerous restaurants in the town. Walkersville has managed a rapid population growth wisely, enabling it to maintain a friendly, small-town atmosphere.

BURGESS

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Ralph W. Whitmore

301-898-0200

POPULATION

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

5,800 as of 2010 Census

POSTAL ZIP CODE 21793

TOWN OFFICE PO Box 249 21 W. Frederick St. 301-845-4500 www.walkersvillemd.cgov

301-600-9110

TOWN PARKS

Walkersville Community Park

Corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and S. Glade Rd. 301-845-4500

YOUTH SPORTS

Creamery Park

Gilmore C. Trout Memorial Park

LIBRARY

Corner of Sandstone and Bedrock Dr. 301-845-4500

57 W. Frederick St. 301-845-8880

Heritage Farm Park

POST OFFICE

Devilbiss Bridge Rd. 301-845-4500

7 E. Frederick St. 301-845-8342

Kenneth Dr. off Biggs Ford Rd. 301-845-4500

Glade Valley Athletic Association 301-845-2617 www.gvaasports.com

Walkersville Baseball Association

www.walkersvillebaseball.com

WOODSBORO Early history suggests that the Woodsboro area was a hunting and trapping ground for a wandering tribe of Susquehanna Indians. From early times, the settlement was located at a crossroads on the Indian trail running from the Chesapeake Bay to the mountains. When the stagecoach became the primary mode of transportation, the place became an important stop on its itinerary. Today, Woodsboro is still primarily an agricultural area, but an important industry is centered on the three lime quarries that border the town.

BURGESS Gary Smith

POPULATION 1,141 as of 2010 Census

TOWN OFFICE 2 S. 3rd St. 301-898-3800 www.woodsboro.org

FIRE DEPARTMENTS

POST OFFICES

301-898-5100

602 S. Main St. 301-845-8408

Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company

Libertytown Volunteer Fire Company 301-898-9193

New Midway Volunteer Fire Company 301-898-0543

Woodsboro Post Office Ladiesburg Post Office 12509 Woodsboro Pke.

YOUTH SPORTS

Woodsboro/New Midway Recreation Council

PO Box 303, Woodsboro www.woodsboro.org/wnmrc/ rec.htm

TOWN PARK

Woodsboro Town Park 301-898-3800

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