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 October Events

18 Saturday  
  3 pm Liberytown Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary Annual Fall Dinner. Adults $13.00, Children 5-7 $7.50 Age 4 and under Free. Turkey, country ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sauerkraut, green beans, apple crisp, rolls iced tea and coffee.
     
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21 Tuesday
7:30 pm Historian and Gettysburg resident, John Horner, presents "Blood and Bones" about the role local doctors, women, citizens and children who helped the wounded during and after the great 3-day battle. Horner will also share general pre-battle information about the medical needs and costs to the townspeople by the local Gettysburg doctors. John's good friend, Craig Caba of Harrisburg will display Civil War period medical items. This is a free no reservations needed program open to the public. 717-334-8312 or hgaconline.org  7:30pm, 53 E. Middle St. Gettysburg.
  
22 Wed
    Orionids Meteor Shower - See Sky at Night article on page 44 for more details.
     
23 Thursday
    Orionids Meteor Shower - See Sky at Night article on page 44 for more details.
     
24 Friday  
     
25 Saturday  
  10 am Halloween Fun at Hollabaugh Brothers Fruit Farm and Market! Bring the kids into the Market for our costume contest and Halloween event. This fun Halloween event features themed games and crafts and a costume contest at 11:00am with prizes! Costume contest categories include: prettiest, cutest, scariest, most realistic, most original, best overall, best baby and more! For more information visit www.hollabaughbros.com or call 717-677-8412.
  7 pm The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in partnership with Mount Saint Mary’s will hold Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Back from the Dead is an engaging an inspiring dramatization, which teaches the spiritual principles of the Communion of Saints and the angels.

As attendees walk through St. Joseph’s Cemetery where many Sisters and Daughters of Charity are buried as well as Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s children and family, they will encounter Saint Teresa of Avila, a man going through Purgatory, Saint Therese of Lisieux, Edith Stein, little children from heaven, and other Saints and martyrs. These religious figures will tell their stories and explain the three great virtues of faith, hope and charity.

Registration occurs at the event, however advance reservation of tickets is highly encouraged. Tickets are $5 contribution per person. Due to the nature of the event, it is recommended for children ages 14 and older; groups are welcome. The event will be held rain or shine, and participants should dress for an evening outdoors. First tour through the cemetery begins at 7 p.m. and tours run every 15 minutes. The last tour is at 9:30 p.m., and the event will conclude at 10 p.m.
     
26 Sunday  
     
27 Monday  
  6 pm Frederick County Health Department to hold information gathering session regarding recovery supports in Emmitsburg

The Frederick County Health Department’s, Behavioral Health Services Division will host an information gathering session at the Frederick County Health Department’s basement-level satellite office located at 300 A South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg. The purpose of the meeting is to listen to the needs of the residents in the northern part of the county as they relate to behavioral health services and to discuss preliminary plans to bring recovery support services to the area.

“We’ve heard the concerns from the citizens of Emmitsburg and Thurmont and we are here in response to those concerns about not having recovery support services available in the northern part of the county”, states Andrea Walker, Director of the Behavioral Health Services Division.

The Health Department is considering providing recovery support services to individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and mental illness to help facilitate their recovery and provide the linkages to services, such as employment and education that are required for sustained recovery. The Health Department wants to hear feedback about additional recovery and clinical treatment supports that could be offered and to recruit volunteers in long term recovery to assist with these recovery efforts.

If you would like more information about this informational meeting or about the recovery support and clinical treatment services currently being offered, please contact Santita Prather at 301-600-3289 or by e-mail at sprather@frederickcountymd.gov. For information about the services of the Frederick County Health Department, Behavioral Health Services Division, please visit www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/BHS or call 301-600-1755.
     
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 November Events

1 Saturday  
  All day Annual Mountaintop Community Fall Fair and Art Show at the Blue Ridge Mt. Vol. Fire Company fire hall (13063 Monterey Lane, Blue Ridge Summit). This is the 6th year for this fund raiser to benefit the Amanda Bowders Community Memorial Garden. Auction of great items at 1 p.m.! Bring the kids to the free Magic Show at 1:30 p.m. Bring an item and have it appraised at the Collectibles Road Show from 9 to 12 - Entertainment by Rich Fehle - Great Food (breakfast and lunch) – Artists and Artwork – Home Made Crafts – Local History Displays. There are still some vendor spaces remaining. Spaces are $10 each and include an 8’ table. Contact Lynn or Duke Martin at 717-642-5645 or Kevin Kipe at 301-241-4863. We hope to see you there!!
  7 pm The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in partnership with Mount Saint Mary’s will hold Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Back from the Dead is an engaging an inspiring dramatization, which teaches the spiritual principles of the Communion of Saints and the angels.

As attendees walk through St. Joseph’s Cemetery where many Sisters and Daughters of Charity are buried as well as Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s children and family, they will encounter Saint Teresa of Avila, a man going through Purgatory, Saint Therese of Lisieux, Edith Stein, little children from heaven, and other Saints and martyrs. These religious figures will tell their stories and explain the three great virtues of faith, hope and charity.

Registration occurs at the event, however advance reservation of tickets is highly encouraged. Tickets are $5 contribution per person. Due to the nature of the event, it is recommended for children ages 14 and older; groups are welcome. The event will be held rain or shine, and participants should dress for an evening outdoors. First tour through the cemetery begins at 7 p.m. and tours run every 15 minutes. The last tour is at 9:30 p.m., and the event will conclude at 10 p.m.
     
2 Sunday  
     
3 Monday  
  6:30 pm Adams county Master Gardner's Fall Craft Series - Master Gardeners will be demonstrating a very fragrant, colorful table wreath for your fall interior using fresh lemon leaves accented with dehydrated orange slices, lemons, cinnamon sticks, pine cones and kumquats. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you could check off the “to do” list your centerpiece! This will look great for any fall or winter occasion. Come join the fun! Please bring your glue gun if you have one.  The classes begin at 6:30pm each Monday evening at the Agricultural and Natural Resource Center, 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg.
     
4 Tuesday  
  All day Fairfield Mennonite Church's 54th Annual Gift Festival & Oriental Rug Event.  Discover beautiful handcrafted gifts made by artisans throughout the world. 201 West Main Street, Fairfield.  For more information call 717-721-8800 or visit rugs.tenthousandvillages.com
     
5 Wed  
  All day Fairfield Mennonite Church's 54th Annual Gift Festival & Oriental Rug Event.  Discover beautiful handcrafted gifts made by artisans throughout the world. 201 West Main Street, Fairfield.  For more information call 717-721-8800 or visit rugs.tenthousandvillages.com
  Night Taurdis Meteor Shower
     
6 Thursday  
  All day Fairfield Mennonite Church's 54th Annual Gift Festival & Oriental Rug Event.  Discover beautiful handcrafted gifts made by artisans throughout the world. 201 West Main Street, Fairfield.  For more information call 717-721-8800 or visit rugs.tenthousandvillages.com
  Night Taurdis Meteor Shower
     
7 Friday  
  All day Fairfield Mennonite Church's 54th Annual Gift Festival & Oriental Rug Event.  Discover beautiful handcrafted gifts made by artisans throughout the world. 201 West Main Street, Fairfield.  For more information call 717-721-8800 or visit rugs.tenthousandvillages.com
     
8 Saturday  
  All day Fairfield Mennonite Church's 54th Annual Gift Festival & Oriental Rug Event.  Discover beautiful handcrafted gifts made by artisans throughout the world. 201 West Main Street, Fairfield.  For more information call 717-721-8800 or visit rugs.tenthousandvillages.com
  All day Catoctin Furnace's annual Feast at the Furnace. Using authentic recipes and kitchenware from the 1800s, cook in the open hearth of a restored ironworker's log home in historic Catoctin Furnace. Travel back in time 200 years and learn how to cook using early recipes in an open hearth with authentic ingredients. Workshop spaces are very limited. Participants are encouraged to wear period clothing. This is a unique educational and culinary opportunity, and will be led by veteran teacher and CFHS volunteer Priscilla Rall, assisted by other CFHS volunteers. A booklet about open hearth cooking, along with the recipes, will be provided for all participants. Admission is $40.  Collier's Log House, 12607 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont. For more information call 410-243-2626
  All day St. Francis Church's share the love gift fare and holiday bazaar. Featuring local artists, crafters and vendors, holiday gifts and holiday arrangements, Fair Trade gifts including coffees and teas, baked goods and religious articles. Cafe serving breakfast and lunch menu. St. Francis Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Rd., Gettysburg. Free admission and ample parking. For more inforamtion call 717-334-0333 or visit www.sfxpccw.org.
     
9 Sunday  
  1 pm Catoctin Mount national Park's Orienteering (Map and Compass Reading) at the Visitor Center.

Orienteering classes consist of an indoor slide program that introduces maps and their components as well as the orienteering compass that allows the user to determine the direction of travel. After learning how to use the compass in conjunction with the map, participants are given the opportunity to complete a short outdoor course. The outdoor course requires going off-trail in varied terrain so wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Maps and compasses are provided for the day. The program is free but class size is limited so reservations are required. Please make your reservation by calling the Visitor Center at 301-663-9388.
  2 PM Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve invites the public to join a guided 1.5 miles hike at the Preserve. Hike your way to better health and stave off the cold-weather blues with Healthy Adams County’s guided Winter Fitness Hikes! Hiking is great aerobic activity. These fully guided hikes are open to beginner and seasoned hikers; we will take breaks as necessary and maintain a moderate group pace. Safety and support are top priorities, and we will practice Leave No Trace outdoor ethics.

A trained Naturalist will guide the hike along our Nature and Quarry Trails and point out interesting sights and sounds along the way. The hike is an easy loop trail with two moderately steep uphill sections. The trail begins and ends with hot chocolate at our historic log cabin.

Hike Prepared! Trails may be uneven and muddy or snowy. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring a water bottle. Layered clothing is advised. Walks are held snow or shine (except for severe weather).

For more information contact the office at 717-642-5840; or visit www.StrawberryHill.org.

     
10 Monday  
  6:30 pm Adams county Master Gardner's Fall Craft Series - Nature Luminary Votive Candle Holders will be our project. The lovely votive candles add a soft touch to any room. These nature votive candle holders make wonderful gifts too! You will be making three nature candle holders using autumn leaves applied to glass votive holder. Just bring yourself, we will provide all the supplies needed. The classes begin at 6:30pm each Monday evening at the Agricultural and Natural Resource Center, 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg.
     
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14 Friday  
  All Day

The Drawing Room Gallery, Gettysburg, will hold a special exhibit and sale of small works of art, beginning Friday, Nov. 14. "Small Wonders" will feature works by the six gallery artists: Amy Lindenberger, Larry Lerew, Claire Beadon Carnell, Sue Frotscher, Charlotte Yealey and Dianne Lorden. All artwork will be for sale. 

The exhibit, which will showcase various media sized for ease of display (no image larger than 6"x8") will remain up and refreshed throughout the Christmas season for holiday shopping. Regular November hours will be noon-6 on Saturdays and noon-4 on Sundays.

Extended hours for opening weekend (Remembrance weekend) are Friday, Nov. 14, 1-7 p.m., with a reception beginning at 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. In addition, the gallery will be open Dedication Day, Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Drawing Room Gallery, LLC, is located at 333 Baltimore St. For specifics on gallery news, check facebook.com/thedrawingroomgalleryllc or call 717.321.3647

     
15 Saturday  
  8 AM

Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve invites anyone interested in running a trail or walking through the woods to participate in a trail run With a 10K and 10 mile run; a 10K and 10 mile power walk; or a 1 mile trail trot, there is a choice for any participant. Location of this is event is Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve and Michaux State Forest. This fun fall event is designed to offer runners a chance to experience miles of trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains, while giving families the perfect opportunity to enjoy the colorful autumn foliage.

Runners and non-runners alike are invited to take part in an opportunity to enjoy nature, food, music, and friends while supporting Adams County's only non-profit environmental education center and nature preserve. 

For more information regarding this trail run, contact the office at 717-642-5840; or visit www.StrawberryHill.org.

  1 pm Catoctin Mount national Park's Orienteering (Map and Compass Reading) at the Visitor Center.

Orienteering classes consist of an indoor slide program that introduces maps and their components as well as the orienteering compass that allows the user to determine the direction of travel. After learning how to use the compass in conjunction with the map, participants are given the opportunity to complete a short outdoor course. The outdoor course requires going off-trail in varied terrain so wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Maps and compasses are provided for the day. The program is free but class size is limited so reservations are required. Please make your reservation by calling the Visitor Center at 301-663-9388.
  2 pm Catoctin Forest Alliance Art Exhibit and Show - “The Wonder of Winter” at the Art Studio, 14726 Old Frederick Road, Rocky Ridge. The exhibit will feature original paintings, photographs, prints and cards done by local artists. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the CFA. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. For more information about the art exhibit and show, contact Elizabeth Prongas 301-271-4459.
  3 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, MD from 3 to 8 pm, doors will open at 2 pm. Cash prizes will be awarded every 15 minutes starting at 3 pm through 7:45 pm, at 8 pm the grand prize of $3,000.00 will be awarded and is based on the 3 digit Maryland Lottery number drawn at that time. The tickets are $25 and no tickets will be sold at the door. The ticket price includes the cash prizes, food and drink. Music will be provided by Back Roads. For tickets please call the parish office at 301-447-2367.

  8 am

Emmitsburg Osteopathic Primary Care Center's presents the Retro-Rockets 50’s and 60’s dance. 8 – Midnight at Emmitsburg Ambulance Hall.  For more information Call Melissa 301-447-3797.

  Dusk 12th Annual Remembrance Illumination at the Soldiers' National Cemetery. Soldier's National Cemetery, 97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg. This solemn commemoration features a luminary candle on the grave of each Civil War soldier; candles are placed on graves by Friends of Gettysburg volunteers. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation and the National Park Service. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 717-339-2148 or visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org
     
16 Sunday  
  1 pm Catoctin Mount national Park's Orienteering (Map and Compass Reading) at the Visitor Center.

Orienteering classes consist of an indoor slide program that introduces maps and their components as well as the orienteering compass that allows the user to determine the direction of travel. After learning how to use the compass in conjunction with the map, participants are given the opportunity to complete a short outdoor course. The outdoor course requires going off-trail in varied terrain so wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Maps and compasses are provided for the day. The program is free but class size is limited so reservations are required. Please make your reservation by calling the Visitor Center at 301-663-9388.
  2 pm Catoctin Forest Alliance Art Exhibit and Show - “The Wonder of Winter” at the Art Studio, 14726 Old Frederick Road, Rocky Ridge. The exhibit will feature original paintings, photographs, prints and cards done by local artists. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the CFA. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. For more information about the art exhibit and show, contact Elizabeth Prongas 301-271-4459.
     
17 Monday
  6:30 pm Adams county Master Gardner's Fall Craft Series - Have you visited garden centers lately? If so, you’ll notice in the gift department glass ornaments that act as little terrariums. You will have the opportunity to create two winter-themed arrangements from evergreen cuttings and various trimmings. These hanging terrariums can later be used to plant small plants or beautifully display tea lights. They will look great hanging on your Christmas tree, displayed in a window or even hanging from a chandelier! The classes begin at 6:30pm each Monday evening at the Agricultural and Natural Resource Center, 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg.
  Night Leonids Meteor Shower
     
18 Tuesday
  Night Leonids Meteor Shower
     
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22 Saturday  
  8 AM

Johnsville United Methodist Annual Christmas Bazaar.  Platters of homemade cookies, crafts, Elf gifts, and door prizes, silent auction and bake table.  Food served all day including breakfast sandwiches, oyster sandwiches and platters. Johnsville UM Parish Hall, 11106 Green Valley Road (RT. 75), Between Libertytown & Union Bridge.  For more information call 410-775-7821

  9 AM The 8th annual Foothills Artists Studio tour. Meet local artists in their studios where their work is created. Meet four new artists this year among the ten studios representing painting, pottery, woodworking, calligraphy and printmaking, jewelry, color pencils, stained glass, and photography. Visit Foothillsartists.net for locations and additional information about the artists.
  1 pm Catoctin Mount national Park's Orienteering (Map and Compass Reading) at the Visitor Center.

Orienteering classes consist of an indoor slide program that introduces maps and their components as well as the orienteering compass that allows the user to determine the direction of travel. After learning how to use the compass in conjunction with the map, participants are given the opportunity to complete a short outdoor course. The outdoor course requires going off-trail in varied terrain so wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Maps and compasses are provided for the day. The program is free but class size is limited so reservations are required. Please make your reservation by calling the Visitor Center at 301-663-9388.
     
23 Sunday  
  9 AM The 8th annual Foothills Artists Studio tour. Meet local artists in their studios where their work is created. Meet four new artists this year among the ten studios representing painting, pottery, woodworking, calligraphy and printmaking, jewelry, color pencils, stained glass, and photography. Visit Foothillsartists.net for locations and additional information about the artists.
     
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27 Thursday
  8 am

The 6th annual Emmitsburg Wattle Waddle will be held on Thanksgiving Day morning, beginning in the Emmitsburg Community Park behind the Town Library. A 5-mile run through the scenic back roads of Emmitsburg and weaving along the base of College Mountain will begin at 8 am followed by a free community breakfast. At the conclusion of the breakfast, a 1-mile fun walk through the town will help prepare participants for their Thanksgiving feast with family. Runners in the 5-miler will receive awards by major category and for best Thanksgiving-themed costume. Proceeds benefit Seton Center, a local nonprofit that provides services for people in need living in Northern Frederick County. For more information and to register, go to www.EmmitsburgTurkeyTrot.com

  11 am 122nd. Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, St. John's Lutheran Church from 11 am until 4 pm, Roast Turkey and Dressing, Country Ham, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Sweet Potatoes, Sauerkraut, Corn, String Beans, Homemade Cranberry Relish, Applesauce, Rolls, Tea and Assorted Pies, Adults $ 17, Children (7 - 10) $8,  Children under 7 free, Carry-outs $18. St. John's Lutheran Church 8619 Blacks Mill Rd, Creagerstown.
     
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30 Sunday  
  4 pm The Emmitsburg Community Chorus will present their annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, November 30, the First Sunday of Advent, in the Basilica of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. The first half of the concert will feature the cantata “Noel & Alleluia! Jesus Is Born” created and arranged by composer Tom Fettke.

Creator and arranger Tom Fettke has drawn together traditional carols with new songs by some of the finest living artists and songwriters.

Following a brief intermission the chorus will present Merry Christmas Madrigal, Noel Fantasy, Baby Born in Bethlehem, and the novelty Christmas classic I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas. There will also be solos and duets by selected chorus members.
     
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