Non-Profit Internet Source for News, Events, History, & Culture of Northern Frederick & Carroll County Md./Southern Adams County Pa.

Upcoming Events for Taneytown
Events for:   Emmitsburg   Fairfield   Gettysburg   Thurmont   Woodsboro

 March Events

28 Tuesday  
29 Wed  
30 Thursday
31 Friday  
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish will host its sixth annual Lenten Fish Frys at Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg. Dine In or Take Out. Adult, Children and Reduced Portions will be available. Children under 5 eat free. For more information call 717-334-4048 or visit

 April Events

1 Saturday  
  10 am Hollabaugh Bros. hosts introduction to Iyengar Yoga. Join Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, Alison Lintal, for a yoga class which is designed to meet the needs of those who have never before practiced yoga, those who have been away from regular study, and those who are new to Iyengar yoga.
Iyengar Yoga has been developed from the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar and his family. Iyengar Yoga, known for its emphasis on proper alignment, it relies on the use of props – such as blocks, blankets, belts, bolsters, chairs and detailed instructions to allow for longer holds in the asana which serve to awaken the body’s intelligence. It is accessible for students of all ages and physical conditions.

$15/drop-in, per class (no pre-registration required)
$50/4 classes ($12.50/class) – registration required
Class size is limited to 10 students so pre-register in advance to secure your spot. Call 717-677-8412 to register

Reid's Winery and Cider House - Hard Cider and Donut Pairing. Please join us as we pair our craft hard ciders with delicious artisan donuts. This is a tasting with one of our cider makers who will talk about everything cider. Each guest will receive a souvenir pint glass to take home, as well as exclusive event discounts. There are multiple time slots available. For more information call 717-334-7537 or visit

  5:30 pm Mother Seton School Coach and Vera Bradley Bingo. Games begin at 7 p.m.. Welcome spring by joining us at Mother Seton School for the last bingo of the school year! Fabulous prizes, including bags from Vera Bradley and Coach. Enjoy concessions, door prizes, and great company. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 410-756-1815 or 301-447-3161 for tickets and more information. Proceeds benefit the Mother Seton School Home and School Association.
2 Sunday  
3 Monday  
4 Tuesday  
  6:30 pm Mother Seton School Young Authors Night. Come meet the next Hemmingway or Beverly Cleary as our aspiring authors show off their literary talents. Visit for more information.
5 Wed  
6 Thursday  
7 Friday  
  noon Land Conservancy of Adams County Art Auction held at The Parrot. Admission is $15 and benefits the Land Conservancy’s mission of preserving the rural lands and character of Adams County. In addition to the auction we’ll also have lots of raffles and door prizes. There’s also a First Friday reception at The Parrot on April 7, 4-6 pm, where people can see the art that will be up for auction and meet the artists who created it. For more information call 717-334-2828.
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish will host its sixth annual Lenten Fish Frys at Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg. Dine In or Take Out. Adult, Children and Reduced Portions will be available. Children under 5 eat free. For more information call 717-334-4048 or visit
8 Saturday  
  10 am Frederick County Master Gardeners spring seminar: The ABCs of Creating a Cut Flower Bed.  We will walk through the steps of designing, preparing, selecting, planting, and harvesting flowers for a cut flower bed. Your cutting garden should produce enough flowers all summer to share the joy of your bounty with family and friends. The class is free and open to the general public. All classes are taught at the UME Office, 330 Montevue Lane, (off Rosemont Avenue), Frederick, MD.

For more information, call 301-600-1595.

  6 pm Emmitsburg Osteopathic Primary Care Center (EOPCC) fundraising Luau. A roast pig dinner, glass of wine or beer, and desserts will be served while silent and live auctions will take place through the evening. Live music and a luau dance demonstration will be provided, and a prize to be voted to the best-dressed “tropical” guest! Tickets are $30 per person in advance only by check to EOPCC, Events Mailbox P.O. Box 291, Emmitsburg  21727-0291 by March 28.

For more information, call 301-447-2690 or email: All proceeds will help pay down the building debt of this 501 c(3) non-profit medical center, a major provider of services to the Emmitsburg area

9 Sunday  
10 Monday  
  1 pm The Frederick County Commission on Aging's monthly meeting. The Commission collaborates with, research, advise, advocate, and inform the Frederick County Government, Department of Aging, and the larger community on matters related to the needs, development, and administration of services for older adults.We are interested in knowing your comments or concerns regarding the senior needs and services through out the county.

Guest Speaker: Meg Motter, Director, Adult Evaluation and Review Services. Other topics: Commission Subcommittee reports on, for example, Transportation, Aging in Place, Health Care and updates from Frederick County Department of Aging on the Meals on Wheels program and other activities.

Location: Frederick Memorial Hospital at Crestwood, 2nd Floor, 7211 Bank Court, Frederick.

For more information, call 301-639-8518.
  6:30 Mackenzie's Light bereavement class meets at the Thurmont Regional Library. Discussion leader is Colt Black of Black's Mortuary. Anyone impacted by the loss of a loved one is welcome. Call 240-288-1300 or go to Facebook for more information.
11 Tuesday  
12 Wed  
13 Thursday  
14 Friday  
15 Saturday  
  10 am Hollabaugh Brothers annual Hop Along the Bunny Trail event!  Egg Hunts are scheduled every 20 minutes, so come any time between 10:00am and 1:00pm to join in the fun! Come out and celebrate the season with us – we’ve got lots of fun planned for you!

For kids ages 0-8. Cost: $8 per participating child, no registration is required. Registration fee includes: An Easter egg hunt in the orchard, free admission for parents and grandparents, unlimited wagon rides for everyone through our beautiful orchards!, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, live bunnies (weather permitting), our “Fairy Tale Trail” walking story trail in the orchards,
craft time in the Bee Room, lawn games and tons of family fun!
Lots of spring specials in the market: Easter plants, gift items, baked goods, quiches, coconut cakes, fresh produce and more!
This event will be held rain or shine.Call 717-677-8412 for more information.

  11 am Carroll Valley Borough will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for all kids 10 years of age and under. The Carroll Commons will be separated into 4 different age group hunting areas as follows:
2 years and under
3-4 year olds
5-7 year olds
8-10 year olds

This is a Free Event! Easter portraits with the Easter Bunny are being provided free of charge by our friends at AJ Photography!
Before the event, the Fairfield Fire Company will be hosting a breakfast with the Bunny, from 8-10.30 am at the Fire Station. Cost is $5 per person, and free for all children aged 4 and under.
We hope to see you at both events!
16 Sunday  
17 Monday
18 Tuesday
19 Wednesday  
20 Thursday  
21 Friday  
  7 pm Grace United Church of Christ (GUCC) hosts Basket, Pottery, Bags, & Cash Bingo. Attendees who bring one canned good for the Taneytown Food Bank will receive a free Senior Jackpot Card (limit one per person). All prizes are filled! The Bingo will be held at the Taneytown Firemen’s Activities Building. Doors open at 5:30. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Every seat requires a ticket. There will be food available for purchase. Games feature baskets, pottery, Vera Bradley and 31 bags and $50 Cash Games as prizes and include Junior and Senior Jackpot games, door prizes and 50/50Raffles. There is limited seating so please reserve early by calling 410-756-2898 or 410-756-2043.
22 Saturday  
  7:30 am The borough of Carroll Valley is reinstating its annual trout fishing derby at the Carroll Commons Park. All children 14 and under are invited to come out to Carroll Common Park with their fishing poles tackle boxes and bait and take part in the Carroll Valley fishing derby. There will be plastic goodie bags for each youngster and special handouts and souvenirs to go in the bags. There will be prizes awarded including rod and reel combos, vests, creels, etc.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended but not required. Each participant is permitted to keep five fish. Catch and release is not permitted.

Fishing Derby Schedule
Sign in/Registration - 7:30 AM
Fish stocking begins - 8:00 AM (Kids welcome to help stock fish)
Derby starts - 9:00 AM
Derby ends - 12:00 PM
For additional information call 717-642-8269 or email
  11 am Catoctin Mountain Park Spring Wildflower Walk. Park Ranger Becky Loncosky will lead a spring wildflower walk along the Brown’s Farm Trail in the Owens Creek Picnic Area of Catoctin Mountain Park. The group will explore an easy 0.5 mile trail that meanders through several types of habitat. Ranger Loncosky will acquaint participants with the wildflowers that are blooming and explain why they grow in particular places and when they flower.
23 Sunday  
  11 am Catoctin Mountain Park - Wildflowers to Ferns. Park Volunteer Daryl Despres will introduce participants to the blooming flowers, captivating ferns, and other prominent vegetation along the Brown’s Farm Trail in Catoctin Mountain Park. Meet at the Owens Creek Picnic Area. This program is free and open to the public.
  noon Land Conservancy of Adams County Art Auction held at The Parrot. Admission is $15 and benefits the Land Conservancy’s mission of preserving the rural lands and character of Adams County. In addition to the auction we’ll also have lots of raffles and door prizes. For more information call 717-334-2828.
  1 pm Paint with Laura fundraiser hosted by Barkers 4 Blood Cancer benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

$40 per paint ticket, light refreshments and all supplies included.
Open to the public, all ages welcome, kid friendly activities will be planned. American Legion Post 168, 8 Park Lane Thurmont.
Purchase tickets online, find the eventbrite link through
  1 pm Open House fundraiser hosted by Barkers 4 Blood Cancer benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Admission is free.
Thirty One, Pampered Chef, Perfectly Posh, Tastefully Simple and Pure Romance cash and carry tables and raffles, a percentage will be donated to LLS.

Open to the public, all ages welcome, kid friendly activities will be planned. American Legion Post 168, 8 Park Lane Thurmont.
Online party links can be found on our fundraising page at
  3 pm

Music Gettysburg! presents Double Choir - Folkemer Psalms and More. The world premiere of Stephen FolkemerÕs Psalm Concert sung by the Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg and the Mt. St. MaryÕs Chorale, with soloists, strings, brass and organ. Plus plenty of other glorious choral masterworks for Double Choir and instruments. For more information call 717-338-3000 x2197

24 Monday  
  6:30 pm Mackenzie's Light, a drug awareness support group meets at the
Thurmont Regional Library. Deby Brooking shares her journey with her daughter who died of a heroin overdose. Anyone impacted by family drug abuse is welcome. Call 301-524-8064 or go to Facebook for more information.
25 Tuesday
26 Wed
27 Thursday
28 Friday  
29 Saturday  
  9 am Frederick County Master Gardeners 2017 Plant Sale will be held (rain or shine), at the Frederick News-Post Building, 351 Ballenger Center Drive, Frederick, MD. Checks, Cash, and Credit Cards accepted (with valid driver’s license).

Shop hundreds of locally grown varieties of Annuals and Perennials; Hard-to-find Native plants and shrubs; Herbs; Heirloom and hybrid Vegetables; Small Fruits and Shrubs, and colorful hanging baskets. Find the right plant for the right place. View Master Gardeners Displays with handouts on Garden Tips and Planting Ideas, Browse the Garden Flea-Market, and bring your kids to the free Children’s Craft & Activity Corner.

Special Focus at Plant Sale on Small Fruits. The University of Maryland Extension has declared 2017 the Year of the Small Fruit. In addition to blueberries, we will offer strawberries (Spring/June bearing & everbearing), thornless raspberries, thornless blackberries, and some fruit bushes in smaller sizes suitable for containers or in-ground growing.

Flea Market Offers Garden-Themed Bargains. Our Flea Market will feature many items for the yard and garden. Again this year we have a limited number of hypertufa containers hand-made by Master Gardeners—some planted with succulents.

For more information email
  9 am South Mountain Creamery announces its Spring festival, Picnic on the Pasture, an outdoor, family-friendly festival where attendees can start with breakfast and stay through to a bonfire. Families can pitch a tent, pick up a South Mountain Creamery picnic blanket, and enjoy the wide-open country, fresh air, green grass, and wholesome fun for the entire family.

Tickets are on sale now at Eventbrite. Early bird prices available until April 15th. $14 for adults; 9 for children under 12. $40 family deal (2 adults, 2 children). Ticket includes cost of admission, parking, family activities, and one (adult/child) meal platter, good for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Additional food and snacks will be available for purchase.

Activities include free tours of the farm, a petting zoo for kids, hayrides for everyone, live music, and fun farm exhibits, like ice cream churning and bee keeping. They’ll be a large farmers’ market showcasing products form South Mountain Creamery, their partner Hometown Harvest, and several other local producers. Try them, then take them home.

For more information, call 410-708-5940 or email
  11 am First Annual Spring Fest at the South Mountain Fairgrounds.
Join us for wine tastings, a chili cook-off, food and vendors, a hot rod/antique car show and live music by "Don't Tell." Proceeds benefit the Adams County community and local charities. It's sure to be a great time for the whole family!

Cost is $12 advance, kids (6-12) $5. For more information call 717-521-7891.

  3 pm Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Center hosts Cash Bash.
All proceeds benefit Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and St. Anthony Shrine Parishes. Doors open at 2 p.m. Tickets: $25, includes food and refreshments. Music and entertainment. Games of chance and tip jars will also be available.

4 Drawings per hour
1st drawing. . . $400   2nd drawing. . . $300
3rd drawing… $200   4th drawing. . . $100

For more information call 301-447-2367 or 301-271-4439
  6 pm The Emmitsburg Heritage Day Planning Committee is raising funds for the Heritage Day Fireworks Display. To help raise funds for the Fireworks Display and other Heritage Day activities we are offering an unforgettable night of classic music and entertainment. Join us for a tribute to three of the greatest performers ever: Elvis, Buddy Holly, and Dean Martin. Coming to Emmitsburg for one night only these three celebrity tribute entertainers are guaranteed to make you laugh, smile, and want to get back on the dance floor.

The Tribute Show is being held  at the Emmitsburg Ambulance Building, so tell your friends and make sure to come out to see the show, just remember to get your tickets soon because there are only 300 seats available. Tickets are available from Melissa Wetzel (301-447-3797). Seats are $10 each with the doors opening at 6pm. BYOB and setups will be provided.
30 Sunday  
  4 pm

Music Gettysburg! presents Gettysburg Children's Choir and Chamber Chorale. These area vocal ensembles, featuring students in grades three through twelve, go from strength to strength, combining the energy of youth with precision far beyond their years. For more information call 717-338-3000 x2197.