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 March Events
26 Thursday
     
27 Friday  
  4 pm Taneytown's St. Joseph's Church's Annual Lenten Fish Fry Fridays. Choice of: kettle fried catfish or pollack, baked catfish or tilapia, fried shrimp, home made salmon cakes. Choice of two vegetables: succotash, stewed tomatoes, green beans, applesauce and your choice of beverage. Adults: $12, Children (6-10 yrs) $6, Children 5 yrs and under free. For more information call 410-775-7500
  5 pm “All You Can Eat” Fish Bakes Fridays  Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, Thurmont, MD. $10/adults, $5/children 4-12, Free 3 and Under. For further information, call the parish office at (301) 447-2367 or visit the website at http://www.emmitsburg.net/sasolmc.
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish's annual Lenten Fish Frys at Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg. Dine In or Take Out. Adult, Senior, Children and Reduced Portions will be available. Children under 5 eat free. For further info, call 717-334-4048.
  7:30 pm The Thurmont Thespians present Nunsense!

In 2007 the Thurmont Thespians started the Nunsense series with the original "Nunsense!" which was a huge success for the local theater group. They followed that up in 2009 with "Nunsense 2: The Second Coming" which was also well received by the area theater goers. Now six years later they are bringing another hilarious entry from the Nunsense series back to the stage – "Meshuggah-Nuns: The Ecumenical Nunsense" and will once again be directed by Steven Ross.

Playing the part of Reverend Mother is Allison Banzhoff from Hagerstown, making her debut with the Thurmont Thespians. Kelli Donaghue from Woodsboro, MD will be playing Sister Robert Anne and Travis Sanders from Fairfield, PA will be taking on the role of Howard Listz. Making her stage debut is Jessica Paguingan from Thurmont, MD who will be playing Sister Gnu and understudying the role of Sister Amnesia. Rounding out the cast are Thurmont natives Anna Perry as Sister Hubert and Emily Cofer as Sister Amnesia.

"Meshuggah-Nuns" sets sail for laughs and fun on the high seas with the Little Sisters of Hoboken attempting to put on show for the Faiths of All Nations cruise. They are joined by Howard Liszt the only cast member from the ships production of "Fiddler on the Roof" not affected by sea sickness. Hilarity ensues when these characters join forces to put on a wacky review show that is part Catholic, part Jewish, and part disaster movie, with a little "Gilligan’s Island" thrown in to top it off.

     
28 Saturday  
  7:30 pm The Thurmont Thespians present Nunsense!

In 2007 the Thurmont Thespians started the Nunsense series with the original "Nunsense!" which was a huge success for the local theater group. They followed that up in 2009 with "Nunsense 2: The Second Coming" which was also well received by the area theater goers. Now six years later they are bringing another hilarious entry from the Nunsense series back to the stage – "Meshuggah-Nuns: The Ecumenical Nunsense" and will once again be directed by Steven Ross.

Playing the part of Reverend Mother is Allison Banzhoff from Hagerstown, making her debut with the Thurmont Thespians. Kelli Donaghue from Woodsboro, MD will be playing Sister Robert Anne and Travis Sanders from Fairfield, PA will be taking on the role of Howard Listz. Making her stage debut is Jessica Paguingan from Thurmont, MD who will be playing Sister Gnu and understudying the role of Sister Amnesia. Rounding out the cast are Thurmont natives Anna Perry as Sister Hubert and Emily Cofer as Sister Amnesia.

"Meshuggah-Nuns" sets sail for laughs and fun on the high seas with the Little Sisters of Hoboken attempting to put on show for the Faiths of All Nations cruise. They are joined by Howard Liszt the only cast member from the ships production of "Fiddler on the Roof" not affected by sea sickness. Hilarity ensues when these characters join forces to put on a wacky review show that is part Catholic, part Jewish, and part disaster movie, with a little "Gilligan’s Island" thrown in to top it off.

     
29 Sunday  
  4 pm Music, Gettysburg! presents the Gettysburg College Choir. Concerts are free and open to the public thanks All concerts take place in the chapel of the Gettysburg Seminary, 147 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg.  For more information call 717-338-3000 or visit www.musicgettysburg.org
     
30 Monday  
     

 April Events

1 Wed  
     
2 Thursday  
     
3 Friday  
     
4 Saturday  
  11 am Carroll Valley Easter Egg Hunt - This years Egg Hunt will feature 4 age group area's and over 5,000 Eggs! As always, our large cotton-tailed friend will make a special appearance to greet the children.
  Noon Christ Community Church's Community Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt at the Emmitsburg Community Park. Suggested donation for lunch: $1 kids and $2 adults
  10 am Hollabaugh Bros. Farm Market annual Hop Along the Bunny Trail event. For $5 per child, participants are invited to join us for Egg Hunts in the orchard, hear an Easter story, and make a fun craft. We’ll also have games, photo opportunities, live bunnies (weather permitting) and more! We will be offering tractor rides through our beautiful orchards for $1 per rider. Registration is not required for this event which will be held rain or shine. We look forward to seeing you! Visit www.hollabaughbros.com or call 717-677-8412 for more information.
  7 pm Live Music at Reid's Winery & Cider House Cafe. 400 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg,. For more information call 717-334-7537 or visit www.reidsorchardwinery.com
     
5 Sunday  
     
6 Monday  
     
7 Tuesday  
     
8 Wed  
     
9 Thursday  
     
10 Friday  
  7 pm Live Music at Reid's Winery & Cider House Cafe. 400 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg,. For more information call 717-334-7537 or visit www.reidsorchardwinery.com
     
11 Saturday  
  All day Frederick County Bell & History Day, marking the official opening of Frederick County’s museum season. Across the county, more than 20 participating museums and historic sites offer complimentary entry along with special programs. Enjoy period demonstrations, living history vignettes, hands-on crafts, refreshments, tours, music, and various bell-themed activities.

Bell & History Day will kick off with the ringing of the Frederick County History Bell at the Frederick Visitor Center, 151 S. East Street. Everyone present is invited to ring the bell, starting at 10 a.m. Afterwards, stay to see the exhibits and the visitor orientation film.

At 7 p.m. the day concludes with the Bell & History Handbell Festival at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Hundreds of bells and chimes will perform with the theme “Gladness of Heart,” recalling President Abraham Lincoln’s last public address of which his opening statement was, “We meet this evening, not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart.” The concert falls on the same day as Lincoln’s last address, 150 years ago. There is no charge, no reservations are necessary, and the public is invited. The concert will last approximately one hour.

In lieu of the traditional, collective Bell & History Day bell ringing throughout Frederick, bells throughout Frederick County will ring on April 9 at 3:15 p.m. as part of Bells Across the Land: A Nation Remembers Appomattox. The National Park Service has invited partners across the country to ring bells for four minutes – one minute for each year of the war – to commemorate Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. Bells will ring throughout the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area – at churches, fire halls, and public buildings.

  5 pm WorkCamp Bingo at Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Advance ticket sales for $30; Tickets at the Door for $35. Tickets price includes an All Inclusive 9 Pack and a Free Spaghetti Dinner from 5 – 6:30 pm only. (Other food available for purchase during games).

Bingo Prizes: 20 games pay $100 each; 2 Specials pay $150 each, Winner-Take-All, Two $500 Jackpots, Tip Jar games (must be 18 to buy or play tip jar games. For tickets call: John Dowling 301-271-4439, Patty Goff 301-271-4555 or SAS/OLMC Parish Office 301-447-2367. Benefits Saint Anthony Shrine, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Joseph Parishes WorkCamp.

  6 pm 1st Annual Gettysburg Firkin Fest - A Craft Brew Festival featuring rare, cask-conditioned ales.

The annual Gettysburg Firkin Fest will attract craft beer enthusiasts and active consumers from throughout the Mid-Atlantic and beyond to Gettysburg for an upscale beer sampling experience.

Unlike many other brew festivals, the Firkin Fest is a more exclusive event, limited to 250 guests per session. The 250 ticketed guests will enjoy three hours of unlimited sampling, receive a premium sampling glass (not a standard pint), catered cuisine, and a cool Firkin Fest laminate to make friends jealous!

A firkin, derived from the Dutch word vierdekijn (meaning fourth), is actually a small barrel of beer that is one-fourth the size of a stand full barrel of beer. As opposed to a standard beer barrel, which contains 30.96 gallons, a firkin full of cask ale will contain a volume of 10.79 gallons. A firkin is typically dedicated to housing "trueale" (i.e., cask-conditioned ale), or beer that has not been cold-filtered, pasteurized and carbonated by outside equipment. The ale beer that is housed inside the firkin is naturally carbonated by its resident yeast and its ingredients have not been processed in any way outside of simple fermentation by the yeast.

Valentine Hall at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg
61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg.  For more information call 717-334-0853 or visit www.gettysburgfestival.org.

  7 pm Live Music at Reid's Winery & Cider House Cafe. 400 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg,. For more information call 717-334-7537 or visit www.reidsorchardwinery.com
     
12 Sunday  
     
13 Monday
  7 pm The Majestic Theater presents A View From the Bridge.  The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie's jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret - one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.  25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg.  For more information call 717-337-8200 or visit www.gettysburgmajestic.org/
     
14 Tuesday
     
15 Wednesday  
     
16 Thursday  
     
17 Friday  
     
18 Saturday  
     
19 Sunday  
  4 pm Music Gettysburg! presents Wayne Hill & Friends. Music, Gettysburg! is a premier concert series featuring international, regional and local musical artists for the greater south central Pennsylvania region. The Seminary Chapel is on Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg. For more information about this and other concerts in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-338-3000 ext. 2197 or visit the Music, Gettysburg! web site: www.musicgettysburg.org
  7 pm The Majestic Theater presents Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee.  Lancelot, Guinevere, Merlin and Mark Twain himself (as Hank) come tumbling your way in this satirical tale from America's favorite humorist. Wander with Twain as he time travels from the 19th Century to 6th Century England's medieval times through the eyes of Hank Morgan of Hartford, Connecticut who, after a blow to the head, awakens to find himself transported back to the time of legendary King Arthur.

The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg. For more information call 717-337-8200 or visit www.gettysburgmajestic.org

     
20 Monday  
     
21 Tuesday
7 pm

Mother Seton School Young Authors Night. We invite you to come out and encourage the next generation of Faulkners, Poes, and Seusses! Enjoy literary works by MSS student authors in grades Pre-K through 8, meet the authors, and leave them a message in their guestbooks. For more information, contact us at 301-447-3161 or visit www.mothersetonschool.org.

  
22 Wed
     
23 Thursday
  All day 17th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg.  Greyhounds in Gettysburg is a 3-day event designed to celebrate the retired racing greyhound! More than 60 vendors selling dog items (not necessarily all greyhound related), fun activities, a costume contest and games, and several educational sessions by dog professionals in the areas of health, nutrition, and behavior. Any dog lovers may attend and well-behaved dogs over 50 pounds are welcome inside the Expo Center. Adoption groups will have adoptable greyhounds available. Visit our web site for details, and to register for the other events offered.

Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center and Gettysburg Family Amusement Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road
Gettysburg.  For more information call 814-933-6981 or visit
www.greyhoundsingettysburg.org
     
24 Friday  
  All day 17th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg.  Greyhounds in Gettysburg is a 3-day event designed to celebrate the retired racing greyhound! More than 60 vendors selling dog items (not necessarily all greyhound related), fun activities, a costume contest and games, and several educational sessions by dog professionals in the areas of health, nutrition, and behavior. Any dog lovers may attend and well-behaved dogs over 50 pounds are welcome inside the Expo Center. Adoption groups will have adoptable greyhounds available. Visit our web site for details, and to register for the other events offered.

Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center and Gettysburg Family Amusement Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road
Gettysburg.  For more information call 814-933-6981 or visit
www.greyhoundsingettysburg.org
  5:30 pm Grace United Church of Christ Basket, Bag & Cash Bingo Fundraiser  to support the church and local food bank. GUCC would like to thank the community for their support of the last bingo.  This year proceeds will also help with the hosting of the Willet Searchlight Worship & Meal Packing Spring Tour on May 23rd. Grace UCC will be helping the Willet Band by packing 10,000 meals for hungry children living in poverty as part of their 1 Million Meal School Feeding Program Initiative in partnership with Stop Hunger Now & New Mission Systems International. 

The Bingo will be held at the Taneytown Fireman’s Activities Building located at Memorial Drive in Taneytown. Doors open at 5:30 pm and games start at 7 PM. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Every seat requires a ticket. There will be food available for purchase. The evening events include Junior and Senior Jackpot games, raffles and door prizes.

There is limited seating so please reserve early by calling Michelle at 410-756-2898 or Joan at 410-756-2043. GUCC is also looking for youths to help with the bingo in return for community hours.

     
25 Saturday  
  All day Frederick County Career & Technology Center’s Fourth Annual Spring Fling/Fundraiser!  Our well attended Yard, Craft, Greenhouse/Nursery Plants, and Used Book Sale fill a bag for $5. To reserve your Yard & Craft Sale space, please call 240-236-8517.  Costs for one space $15.00/$25.00 two spaces.  Bring your own tables/setup.  Rain or Shine.  We gladly accept donations for the yard sale, and they may be dropped off that day or at CTC during school hours M-F, 7-2:30pm at 7922 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick.  Your generous donations support students competing at SkillsUSA Local and National Championships.  
  All day 17th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg.  Greyhounds in Gettysburg is a 3-day event designed to celebrate the retired racing greyhound! More than 60 vendors selling dog items (not necessarily all greyhound related), fun activities, a costume contest and games, and several educational sessions by dog professionals in the areas of health, nutrition, and behavior. Any dog lovers may attend and well-behaved dogs over 50 pounds are welcome inside the Expo Center. Adoption groups will have adoptable greyhounds available. Visit our web site for details, and to register for the other events offered.

Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center and Gettysburg Family Amusement Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road
Gettysburg.  For more information call 814-933-6981 or visit
www.greyhoundsingettysburg.org
     
26 Sunday  
  All day 17th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg.  Greyhounds in Gettysburg is a 3-day event designed to celebrate the retired racing greyhound! More than 60 vendors selling dog items (not necessarily all greyhound related), fun activities, a costume contest and games, and several educational sessions by dog professionals in the areas of health, nutrition, and behavior. Any dog lovers may attend and well-behaved dogs over 50 pounds are welcome inside the Expo Center. Adoption groups will have adoptable greyhounds available. Visit our web site for details, and to register for the other events offered.

Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center and Gettysburg Family Amusement Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road
Gettysburg.  For more information call 814-933-6981 or visit
www.greyhoundsingettysburg.org
  4 pm Music Gettysburg! presents Boston Shawm & Sackbut Ensemble.  Music, Gettysburg! is a premier concert series featuring international, regional and local musical artists for the greater south central Pennsylvania region. The Seminary Chapel is on Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg. For more information about this and other concerts in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-338-3000 ext. 2197 or visit the Music, Gettysburg! web site: www.musicgettysburg.org
     
27 Monday  
     
28 Tuesday  
     
29 Wed  
     
30 Thursday
  All day Historic East Berlin Antique Show. Americana dealers from many states offer early samplers, quilts, folk art, country furniture and smalls, paintings, textiles, books and much more.  Held at the East Berlin Area Community Center, 405 North Ave (1/2 block from the National Historic District; 12 mi. west of the York Fairgrounds). For more information visit www.ebhpspa.org
     
31 Friday