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

Upcoming Events for Emmitsburg
Events for:  Fairfield   Gettysburg   Taneytown   Thurmont   Woodsboro
 January Events
26 Tuesday  
     
27 Wed  
     
28 Thursday
     
29 Friday  
     
30 Saturday  
  1:30 pm Gettysburg National Park's Mid-Winter Lecture Series. Colonels in War, Governors in Peace: Chamberlain and Oates in Reconstruction, presented by Park Ranger Daniel Vermilya, Gettysburg National Military Park. The fight between the 20th Maine and the 15th Alabama on Little Round Top is among the most famous incidents of the Battle of Gettysburg, if not the American Civil War. What is less well known is what each regiment’s leader - Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and William Calvin Oates - did following the end of the conflict. Both men went on to become governor of his respective state, and both played a large role in the politics of Reconstruction and in shaping the memory of the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War. Discover the post-war political careers of these two fascinating individuals. Lecture will take place in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center Theater. For more information call 717-334-1124 or visit www.nps.gov/gett
     
30 Sunday  
  1:30 pm Gettysburg National Park's Mid-Winter Lecture Series. “Monuments, Memory and Reconciliation at the High Water Mark,” presented by Historian D. Scott Hartwig. Few places on the Gettysburg battlefield are as highly visited or as symbolic as the High Water Mark. That something important and significant happened here is apparent to even the most casual visitor. Why else would this little knot of trees be enclosed by an iron fence, and an imposing bronze monument of an open book with the words “High Water Mark,” flanked by cannons, stand in front of them? Monuments and National Park Service wayside exhibits cluster densely here as well. Through the decades it has always carried an importance for Americans. For Union veterans it was place to remind the nation of their great victory and sacrifice through monuments, a process sometimes fiercely contested. It was also a place of great pain for veterans of both armies and it served some as a point to find peace and reconciliation with former enemies. Eventually the nation found it to be the ideal space for national reconciliation. Explore the major events up through the battle’s 50th anniversary that transformed this simple landscape into one of America’s most symbolic spaces. Lecture will take place in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center Theater. For more information call 717-334-1124 or visit www.nps.gov/gett
     

 February Events

1 Monday  
     
2 Tuesday  
     
3 Wed  
  All Day Liberty Mountain Resort's Operation Thanks Choice of free 8-hour lift ticket or a 2-hour tubing pass for all active military, law enforcement and EMS personnel. 78 Country Club Trail, Carroll Valley, PA.  For more information call 717-642-8282 or visit www.libertymountainresort.com
     
4 Thursday  
     
5 Friday  
  5 pm Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter all you can eat spaghetti dinner.  For more information visit www.cvas-pets.org or call 717-263-5791
     
6 Saturday  
  1:30 pm Gettysburg National Park's Mid-Winter Lecture Series. “Trying to be a Radical and not a Fool”: Congressman James A. Garfield and Reconstruction, presented by Park Historian Todd Arrington, James A. Garfield National Historic Site. Fresh from the Union army and the battlefields of the Civil War, James A. Garfield of Ohio entered Congress in late 1863 committed to abolition and Radical Republicanism. Over the next 10-15 years, however, Garfield's commitment to radicalism softened. Learn more about Garfield's background and his political views on African American rights, treatment of former Confederates, and other important national issues during the Reconstruction period. Examine Garfield's Reconstruction-era political experiences and how they prepared him to run for and serve as President of the United States. Lecture will take place in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center Theater. For more information call 717-334-1124 or visit www.nps.gov/gett
     
7 Sunday  
  1:30 pm Gettysburg National Park's Mid-Winter Lecture Series. Impeached! The Rise and Fall of Andrew Johnson, presented by Supervisory Park Ranger Angela Atkinson, Gettysburg National Military Park. Andrew Johnson rose from a humble Tennessee tailor to assume the mantle of the Presidency following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. His handling of the first years of Reconstruction nearly resulted in his impeachment. Look at the rise and fall of this controversial figure. Lecture will take place in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center Theater. For more information call 717-334-1124 or visit www.nps.gov/gett
     
8 Monday  
     
9 Tuesday  
     
10 Wed  
     
11 Thursday  
     
12 Friday  
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish will host its fifth 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.
     
13 Saturday  
  All day The Central Maryland Antique Tractor Club Toy Auction and Show. Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E Patrick St. For more information call 717-552-7691 or visit www.cmatc.org
  1:30 pm Gettysburg National Park's Mid-Winter Lecture Series. Preservation and Commemoration at Antietam National Battlefield, presented by Chief of Interpretation Keith Snyder, Antietam National Battlefield Park. 2015 marked the 125th anniversary of Antietam National Battlefield, one of the five original battlefield parks created by the War Department. Since 1890, veterans, military groups, preservationists, and the National Park Service have all played a role in the creation, expansion, and preservation of one of the most pristine battlefields in the country. Look at the evolution of the site of America’s bloodiest day. Lecture will take place in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center Theater. For more information call 717-334-1124 or visit www.nps.gov/gett
  2 pm Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and St. Anthony Shrine Parishes' Cash Bash at Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s Parish Center, 103 Church Street, Thurmont  Cash prizes will be awarded every 15 minutes starting at 3 pm through 7:45 pm, at 8 pm the grand prize of $3,000 will be awarded and is based on the 3 digit Maryland Lottery number drawn at that time.  The tickets are $25 and should be purchased in advance.  The ticket price includes the cash prizes, (you do not have to be present to win), food and drink.  Music will be provided by Back Roads.  For tickets please call the parish office at 301-447-2367. 
  7:30 The Majestic Theater presents Robert Osborne, beloved cable TV host of Turner Classic Movies, as he discusses the important role movie theaters have played in the life of small town America with Jeffrey Gabel. Afterwards, Mr. Osborne will introduce the classic film, "Casablanca" starring Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman, on the big screen.  Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle Street, Gettysburg.  For more information call 717-337-8200 or visit www.gettysburgmajestic.org
     
14 Sunday  
  All day The Central Maryland Antique Tractor Club Toy Auction and Show. Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E Patrick St. For more information call 717-552-7691 or visit www.cmatc.org
  7 am St. Joseph's Taneytown's Special Valentine's Day old fashioned country style all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet
St. Joseph's Parish Center, 44 Frederick Street, Taneytown.
Featuring: Pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries, chipped beef gravy, orange juice, tea, and coffee. Prices: $8.00 adults, $4.00 children ages 7-10 (6 & under free).  Sponsored by: Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Taneytown Council 11631.  All proceeds support the the Council's charitable and service programs.
  1:30 pm Gettysburg National Park's Mid-Winter Lecture Series. Legacies of Letterman: The Army Medical Corps, 1864-1945, presented by Education Specialist Barbara Sanders, Gettysburg National Military Park. Explore advancements in military medicine from the end of the Civil War to World War II. From the system of triage, evacuation and hospital care instituted by Medical Director Jonathan Letterman, through both the First and Second World Wars, the medical advances of the Civil War ultimately resulted in the advent of penicillin, blood collection, aeromedical evacuation and the treatment of psychiatric casualties. Lecture will take place in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center Theater. For more information call 717-334-1124 or visit www.nps.gov/gett
     
15 Monday
     
16 Tuesday
     
17 Wednesday  
     
18 Thursday  
     
19 Friday  
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish will host its fifth 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.
     
20 Saturday  
  All Day Frederick Coin and Currency Show - Fifty coin and currency dealers!  Elk Lodge #684, 289 Willowdale Dr., Frederick
For More Information call 443-623-7025 or visit  www.coinshows.com/frederick_co.html
  9:30 Am Hollabaugh Bros Cooking Class. A Monthly themed adult cooking classes. Hands-on, informative and loads of fun! Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: Back by popular demand for the second year in a row, get ready to make some fantastic breads, and learn how easy it really is!  For more information call 717-677-8412 or visit www.hollabaughbros.com
  1:30 pm Gettysburg National Park's Mid-Winter Lecture Series. Adelbert Ames – From Gettysburg to Mississippi, presented by Park Ranger Matt Atkinson, Gettysburg National Military Park. The story of Union General Adelbert Ames is one of courage, and heroism. A Medal of Honor recipient, and original commander of the 20th Maine, he would serve with distinction on countless battlefields of the Civil War. In the post-war years, Ames served as military governor of Mississippi, senator, and later civilian governor. During his tenure, marked with violence and scandal, he tried to advance the rights of African Americans with mixed results. Listen to the story of Adelbert Ames and his remarkable journey from Gettysburg to the political halls of Mississippi. Lecture will take place in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center Theater. For more information call 717-334-1124 or visit www.nps.gov/gett
  5:30 pm Mother Seton School Vera Bradley Bingo. Baby, it’s cold outside—but Bingo fever is heating up Mother Seton School! Chase away the winter blues with your friends. Fabulous prizes, including bags from Vera Bradley and Coach. Enjoy concessions, door prizes, and great company. Snow Date: Mar 5th. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Contact Terry at 301-447-3161 for tickets and more information. Proceeds benefit the Mother Seton School Home and School Association.
     
21 Sunday  
  All Day Frederick Coin and Currency Show - Fifty coin and currency dealers!  Elk Lodge #684, 289 Willowdale Dr., Frederick
For More Information call 443-623-7025 or visit  www.coinshows.com/frederick_co.html
  1:30 pm Gettysburg National Park's Mid-Winter Lecture Series. If These Things Could Talk: 1866 and the Post-War Army, presented by Park Ranger Tom Holbrook, Gettysburg National Military Park. The American Civil War spawned a technological revolution of military arms and equipment. Examine original objects from the park’s museum collection that shed light on the post-war army and its reorganization following the demobilization of hundreds of thousands of volunteer troops. Lecture will take place in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center Theater. For more information call 717-334-1124 or visit www.nps.gov/gett
  3 pm St. Mary's Men's Club will be holding a spaghetti dinner at the parish hall in Fairfield,. Dinner includes, spaghetti, meatballs, sausage, salad, bread stick, drinks and dessert (BYOB). The cost is $7.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 6 to 12 and under 6 free.
     
22 Monday  
     
23 Tuesday
  
24 Wed
     
25 Thursday
     
26 Friday  
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish will host its fifth 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.
     
27 Saturday  
  1 pm Dance 4 a Cure Zumbathon fundraiser benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be held on Saturday, February 27 at the VFW Post 6658 located at 12 W Main Street in Emmitsburg, MD (between Emmitsburg Tattoo & the Palm's Restaurant).  Doors open at 1:00, dance from 2:00 to 5:00.  We are collecting a $10 minimum donation by check payable to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society mailed to c/o Kelly Reid PO Box 875 Emmitsburg, MD 21727.  A $10 minimum donation by cash or check will be accepted at the door.  We will also be holding a raffle with items donated from local & regional businesses.  Open to the public, all skill levels and ages.  
  1:30 pm Gettysburg National Park's Mid-Winter Lecture Series. Furled and Unfurled: A History of the Confederate Battle Flag at Gettysburg presented by Supervisory Park Ranger Christopher Gwinn, Gettysburg National Military Park. Few symbols are as recognizable or as controversial as the Confederate battle flag. From the men who carried it into battle, to its incorporation into monuments and memorials, the flag is inextricably linked with the battlefield of Gettysburg. Discover the compelling and controversial history of the flag at Gettysburg, and the on-going debate over its meaning and message.  Lecture will take place in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center Theater. For more information call 717-334-1124 or visit www.nps.gov/gett
   7 pm ESP Performing Company's 2016 Art in Motion! Showcase Fundraiser at the Catoctin High School Auditorium. Advance tickets $5 students, $10 adults ($6 & $12 at the door)
Purchase tickets at ESP Dance, 15 Water Street, Thurmont or from any Company dancer. For more information, please call 301-271-7458

Keep Art Alive in Thurmont! Bring your friends and family to enjoy 2016 competition performances by the ESP Performing Company.  Be amazed by these local, talented dancers! 50/50 drawings, gift basket raffles & concessions will also be available
     
28 Sunday  
  1:30 pm Gettysburg National Park's Mid-Winter Lecture Series. Longstreet and Sickles – Together Again for the First Time: The Grand Reunion of 1888, presented by Park Ranger Karlton Smith, Gettysburg National Military Park. The Grand Reunion of 1888, held on the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, was hailed as a time of reunion and reconciliation. It would also prove to be the first real meeting of many Union and Confederate veterans, Daniel Sickles, Henry Slocum, Joshua Chamberlain, James Longstreet and John B. Gordon among them. All these former enemies joined together in feelings of brotherhood and pride in the accomplishments of a reunited nation. Explore the events, interactions, and episodes of this important moment in Gettysburg history. Lecture will take place in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center Theater. For more information call 717-334-1124 or visit www.nps.gov/gett