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Upcoming Events for Emmitsburg
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 May Events
24 Sunday  
25 Monday  
  3 pm Gettysburg's 148th Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies. The 148th Gettysburg Memorial Day parade and ceremony is one of the oldest continuing ceremonies in the country. The Memorial Day Parade will begin at 2pm at Lefever Street in Gettysburg and head northeast to Middle Street; turn west on East Middle Street and south on Baltimore Street to the Soldiers' National Cemetery.

The Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at 3pm at the Rostrum in the Soldiers' National Cemetery.

The Gettysburg Joint Veterans Memorial Day Commission consists of veterans' organizations in Gettysburg: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - Gettysburg Camp #112; American Legion Post #202; Marine Corps League Detachment #705; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #15.
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30 Saturday  
  10 am Frederick County Master Gardeners seminar - Container and Small - Space Gardening. Learn how to create a thriving garden even in limited spaces — from your windowsill, porch, or balcony to a small yard. See how to go beyond flowerpots by using a variety of containers and raised beds to grow vegetables, herbs, flowers (both annuals and perennials), and native plants.

All classes will be taught at the UME Office, 330 Montevue Lane, (off Rosemont Avenue), Frederick.  To register call Lisa at 301-600-1595. Walk-ins are welcome if there is room.
  10 am Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Emmitsburg Community Park. Deadline to enter May 28. $20 donation per team. Teams of 2. 3 game guarantee. Double elimination format. Spectators free.  For more information call Kelly at 240-674-6444.
Cash prizes for winners of tournament and long shot toss. Tip jars, raffle, 50/50, silent auction and concessions available.
    Catoctin Area Civitan Covered Bridge 5K Fun Run in Thurmont Proceeds from the run will be used to purchase handicap accessible playground equipment, provide assistance to Thurmont Senior Center and other local projects.

Civitans is a not-for-profit volunteer organization of clubs dedicated to serving individual and community needs with an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities. Working through their clubs, Civitans seek out community needs and then work to fulfill them. Projects are selected at the local club level — each club determines its own projects and programs of work. This way each club is uniquely responsive to its community.
Civitan places major emphasis on projects which assist people with developmental disabilities.

 If you have any questions about Civitans or the Catoctin Area Civitan Club, please contact the Club President, Ginger Malone, at 301-606-6891.

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 June Events

1 Monday  
  7 pm The Majestic Theater presents- Man and Superman Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler's List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw's witty, provocative classic. A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary. Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

For more information call 717-337-8200 or visit

2 Tuesday  
3 Wed  
  Call Spring 2015 Walking Parties sponsored by The Physical
Fitness Task Force of Healthy Adams County - Strawberry Hill, 1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield - Join us for a beautiful walk with nature on the Strawberry Hill hiking trail. (~2 miles, this is unpaved/uneven trail walking, with some steep hills). Dogs on leashes are welcome (must be cleaned up after), and ‘good doggies’ will receive a healthy treat. For more information call 717-337-4137, check out our link on
4 Thursday  
5 Friday  
6 Saturday  
  All day Gettysburg National Park's: D-Day Anniversary. Join a Park Ranger for a talk on Eisenhower and the Men of D-Day. World War II living historians portray a variety of soldiers and talk informally with visitors at Eisenhower National Historic Site. Included in site admission. For more information call 717-338-9114 or visit
  Noon 2015 Camp Eder’s Tea-Lightful Celebration - Come join the staff at Camp Eder as we celebrate our third Inspirational High Tea beginning at  noon. The camp is located at 914 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, and the event will take place in Geigley Lodge. Proceeds will benefit the programs of Camp Eder which is a Christian Camp & Retreat Center dedicated to extending the love of Jesus Christ to all people.

The fee is $35 and includes a high tea lunch menu, complete with an assortment of homemade delicacies including, scones, salad, savory and a sweet course. Three different types of tea will be served throughout the afternoon. The guest speaker will be Sharon Weisser who will present an inspirational message, “Sweet or Sour Grapes” based on biblical verses from Matthew. Ms. Weisser’s credentials include not only serving and teaching in Zimbabwe, Africa but also at the Shalom Christian Academy for 25 years. Sharon Knowles, renowned Celtic harpist will also be performing throughout the affair.

The program for the tea will include prayer, health benefits of tea, poetry reading, tea time quotes and prize drawings. In between the food, music and messages will be the opportunity to visit and purchase items from Tea Merchant, Mary Miller Myers from “An Early Elegance”, homemade soaps from Tiffanie Strickland of “Backwood Goods” and taste local honey produced by Bee Keeper, Jon & Kay Deardorff of “Shady Rest Apiaries, LLC”.

All guests are asked to bring their favorite tea cups. Seating will be limited, so we highly recommend that people register for this program early. Ladies and gentlemen ages 12 and up are welcome to attend. Registration and payment deadline is May 15th.

For further information and to register you can call Lori Jackson at Camp Eder, 717-642-8256 or email
7 Sunday  
8 Monday  
9 Tuesday  
10 Wed  
  Call Spring 2015 Walking Parties sponsored by  The Physical
Fitness Task Force of Healthy Adams County - Gettysburg College/Peace Light- Park by the Gettysburg College new Fitness Center. Enjoy a walk leading to and around the historic Peace Light and back. (~3 miles, mostly paved sidewalk/road, some gravel path, some hills) Dogs on leashes are welcome (must be cleaned up after), and ‘good doggies’ will receive a healthy treat. For more information call 717-337-4137, or visit
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12 Friday  
13 Saturday  
  All day Mt. Tabor Church of Rocky Ridge will hold a festival at Mt. Tabor Park, home of the Big Slide. Come enjoy good home-cooked food: Soup, Sandwiches, Iced Tea and Ice Cream & Strawberries beginning at 4:00 p.m. Also enjoy games including BINGO. Music by "JR Country" from 6 - 9 p.m. Come join us in Christian Fellowship - surely a good time for everyone of all ages.
  2 & 5 pm Gettysburg National Military Park Brass Band Concert - The Wildcat Regimental Band will perform free at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center at the Pennsylvania Memorial at 5:00PM. These Programs are free. For additional Information call 717-334-1124 x8023 or visit the park website at
14 Sunday  
15 Monday
  All day

Easels in Frederick To Take Place

Easels in Frederick - Thirty award-winning, juried artists from 19 states will capture Frederick County’s scenic towns and rural landscapes on canvas and compete for cash prizes as part of the 5th annual Easels in Frederick plein air competition, June 15 - 20, 2015. The six-day event culminates in an exhibit of more than 100 paintings created that week by the artists and a Quick Draw contest that is open to the general public.

The participating artists, considered to be among the very best competitive plein air artists in America, originate from 19 states spanning Florida to Maine and southern California and northern Oregon. Collectively, the artists are the recipients of more than 500 awards. Many of them have been featured in national art magazines and are members of some of America’s most prestigious artist societies. A complete list of the artists and their sample work can be seen on the Easels in Frederick website.

Following five days of demanding painting, sometimes taking place from dawn until midnight, the artists will submit four of their paintings to be displayed and judged for the Grand Exhibition. National award-winning plein air artist Larry Moore of Winter Park, FL will take on the role of judge, awarding cash prizes of $13,000.

The Grand Exhibition will officially open on Friday, June 19, with the Private Collectors Preview, a $50 ticketed event from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Wm. Talley Recreation Center in Frederick’s Baker Park. The hugely popular event allows attendees the first opportunity to see and purchase the paintings while enjoying canapés and wine. One attendee will also be the lucky door prize recipient of an original John Caggiano street scene of downtown Frederick. The exhibit will re-open on Saturday 1-4 p.m., free to the public.

The event will also include a Quick Draw contest on Saturday, June 20 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in downtown Frederick. Some 100 or more local, regional and national artists will line the sidewalks, painting against the clock and compete for $1,500 in cash prizes. Participating artists will have the ability to sell their work to spectators from 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Memorial Park located at the corner of S. Bentz and W. Second streets. The Quick Draw contest will take place rain or shine. Artists (age 18+) of all skill levels are invited to participate. Artists ages 8-17 will also have the opportunity to participate in a special youth Quick Draw held at Baker Park that morning. Advance online registration is required for both.

You can support Easels in Frederick by making a tax-deductible donation. To purchase tickets online for the Private Collector’s Preview, register for the Quick Draw contest, or to become an event sponsor, visit Tickets for the Preview may also be purchased at the door for $55. Easels in Frederick is a 501(c)(3) organization, donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

16 Tuesday
  All day Easels in Frederick To Take Place
17 Wednesday  
  All day Easels in Frederick To Take Place
18 Thursday  
  All day Easels in Frederick To Take Place
19 Friday  
  6:30 pm Easels in Frederick – Grand Exhibition.  Wm. Talley Rec Center, 121 N. Bentz Street, Frederick, MD
More than 100 original plein-air (open air) paintings of Frederick County scenes by 30 national award-winning juried artists will be exhibited, judged and sold to the public. Artists will compete for $13,000 in prizes. Friday evening Private Collectors Preview, $50 in advance, $55 at door; Saturday free.
20 Saturday  
  All Day Easels in Frederick – Quick Draw Contest / Art Market
Downtown Frederick, Memorial Park, 121 N. Bentz Street, Frederick. Artists ages 18+ ranging from professionals to novices will paint against the clock in downtown Frederick competing for $1,500 in cash prizes. A Youth Quick Draw for artists ages 8-17 will also be held with cash prizes of $300. Artists in both competitions will be able to sell their work at a pop-up Arts Market in Memorial Park at Bentz and Second streets, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. $15 artist registration fee for adults, $10 for those age 8-17. Must register online in advance at
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22 Monday  
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25 Thursday
26 Friday  
27 Saturday  
  All day 42nd Annual Civil War & Collectors' Show  - The country's premier show with over 200 dealers of original Civil War artifacts and related items, including swords, firearms, clothing, documents, personal items, artillery shells, GAR and Confederate reunion medals, books, photographs, prints, cartes de visite and much, much more.

Historical displays. Like being at a huge Civil War Museum where you can touch most to the items -- and purchase them if you wish. Eisenhower Hotel Complex- Allstar Family Fun Center, 2634 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg.

For additional information call Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association at 717-334-2350 or visit

28 Sunday  
  3 pm Taneytown Community Patriotic Concert  -  Members and friends of the Taneytown community are invited to The Fourth Annual Taneytown Community Patriotic Concert on Sunday afternoon, June 28, 2015 at 3:00 PM at historic Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 38 W. Baltimore Street, Taneytown. The Trinity sanctuary will be filled with the sounds of American patriotic music, including "The Star-Spangled Banner, This Land is Your Land, God Bless the U.S.A., The Battle Hymn of the Republic, God Bless America," and many more! The concert will be presented by the soloists and combined chorus members of the Trinity Lutheran Choir, the Taneytown Community Chorus, the Senior Singers of Carroll County, the Trinity Lutheran Handbell Choir, and our special guests again this year, the members of the Runnymede Elementary Honors Chorus, Karen Sirian, director. Please join us as the songs that celebrate our country and our heritage sound from "C to shining C" as our singers, ringers and instrumentalists inspire us to get in the spirit to celebrate our nation’s upcoming birthday!

The concert is open to the public and admission is free – no tickets are required, and will be followed by a reception for a time of fellowship and sharing. Trinity Lutheran is handicapped accessible, and there is ample parking in the church’s back parking lot as well as along the street.

For further and/or additional information, please contact the church office at 410-756-6626; e-mail: office@telct,org; website:; or speak directly with Choral Director Cathy Elkiss: 717-359-4784 or e-mail -

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