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 January Events

19 Friday  
     
20 Saturday  
  10 am Frederick Master Gardeners present the following FREE seminar for the general public, beginning and advanced gardeners alike. "The World of Succulents" ~ Learn about growing, caring for and propagating succulents in both your indoor and outdoor gardens. We will demonstrate planting and separating them. University of Maryland Extension Frederick County Master Gardeners are volunteers who love gardening and have been specially trained to help other gardeners. Our mission is to educate Maryland residents about safe, effective and sustainable horticultural practices that build healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities. Register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/frederick-county-master-gardener-seminar-saturday-january-20th-tickets-41422101621, or call Lisa at 301-600-1595. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start times. Walk-ins are welcome if there is room.  UME Office, 330 Montevue Lane, (off Rosemont Avenue), Frederick, MD. UMEFC
  4:15 pm Project Gettysburg-León Nicaragua Night Auction at Gettysburg College's' Field House, located between W. Lincoln & Broadway Avenues on the College campus.

Project Gettysburg-León is a sister city partnership between León, Nicaragua and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania that empowers people, communities and organizations to advance sustainable development through capacity- building funds, education and cultural exchange programs. The festive auction, as PGL’s major fundraising activity, is of critical importance to its program.

Tickets to the auction include the buffet dinner and childcare for those with young children. Tickets are available for advance purchase or at the door (sorry, no reservations without payment). Due to the popularity of the auction, advance purchase is highly recommended.

For more information call 717-337-6490 or visit www.gettysburg-leon.org
     
21 Sunday  
  Noon Carillon Recitals in Baker Park, Downtown Frederick.  City Carillonneur John Widmann plays the 49-bell carillon mechanically using both hands and feet. Relax on the lawn of Baker Park and let the music soothe your soul.  For more information call 301-846-4781 or visit www.cityoffrederick.com
     
22 Monday  
     
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25 Thursday
  6 pm Catoctin Forest Alliance's Wine & Paint Nite featuring Rebecca Pearl at the Main Street Center (11 Water Street, Thurmont). The fundraiser benefits the educational programs of the Catoctin Forest Alliance

Tickets are $45 and may be acquired by contacting Shelley Miller at Shellbio@aol.com or calling/texting her at 301-471-7434. Space is limited so reserve your ticket today. Please share this information to anyone who may be interested.
     
26 Friday  
  7:30 pm Music Gettysburg! presents Robert Burns Night. Poetry by the Band of ayrshire, read by Jeffrey Greenawalt, and the music it inspired, played by Cormorants Fancy, with haggis, shortbread and tea to follow! Music Gettysburg! is a premier concert series featuring international, regional and local musical artists for the greater south central Pennsylvania region. For more information, call 717-339-1334 or visit www.musicgettysburg.org.
     
27 Saturday  
  10 am Frederick Master Gardeners present the following FREE seminar for the general public, beginning and advanced gardeners alike. "I Think I Want a Vegetable Garden" ~ The focus is on the basics of planning a home vegetable garden. Learn what kind of garden will fit your needs, when to start, what to plant, and how much is enough. We will share tips on finding resources for planning, garden supplies and seeds. Our mission is to educate Maryland residents about safe, effective and sustainable horticultural practices that build healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities. Register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/frederick-county-master-gardener-seminar-saturday-january-27th-tickets-41422601115 , or call Lisa at 301-600-1595. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start times. Walk-ins are welcome if there is room. Snow date: Saturday, February 3, 1 pm – 3 pm.  ME Office, 330 Montevue Lane, (off Rosemont Avenue), Frederick, MD. UMEFC Master Gardeners present
     
28 Sunday  
  2:30 pm Brian Ganz returns to Frederick's Calvary United Methodist Church with “Chopin’s Hidden Gems & All-time Favorites” as his journey to perform all the works of Chopin continues. This exploration of the composer’s time-honored masterpieces will include some unknowns: two Bourrees, Fugue in A-minor, and the Souvenir de Paganini. Favorites include the Waltz in C-sharp minor, Fantasy-Impromptu, and the Polonaise in A-Flat Major. Brian’s brilliant interpretations will keep you on the edge of your seat. Calvary United Methodist Church is located at 131 W Second St, Frederick. For more information call 301-662-1464 or visit www.calvaryumc.org/concerts
     
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 February Events

1 Thursday  
     
2 Friday  
  8 pm The Weinberg Theater presents jazz vocalist Alicia Olatuja. With a knack for musical storytelling that floats effortlessly between jazz, soul, gospel, and more, the engagement marks Olatujas Frederick debut.

Originally from St. Louis, Alicia Olatuja grew up immersed in a wide range of musical styles, including gospel, soul, jazz, and classical. She graduated with a Masters degree in Classical Voice/Opera from the Manhattan School of Music, and after appearing in numerous operatic and musical theater productions, she began to perform more regularly in gospel and jazz concerts. She came into the national spotlight in 2013 when she performed as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Olatujas first solo album "Timeless " was released in 2014. For more information visit WeinbergCenter.org, or call 301-600-2828.
     
3 Saturday  
  10 am The Frederick County Master Gardeners present the following FREE seminar for the general public, beginning and advanced gardeners alike: "Basic Vegetable Gardening & Seed Starting." This overview of basic vegetable gardening covers how to plan, locate, plant, and maintain your vegetable garden. Find out which plants are best started from seed and when, plus how to start and plant seeds. UMEFC Master Gardeners are volunteers who love gardening and have been specially trained to help other gardeners. Our mission is to educate Maryland residents about safe, effective and sustainable horticultural practices that build healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities. Register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/frederick-county-master-gardener-seminar-saturday-february-3rd-tickets-41430466641, or call Lisa Strong at 301-600-1595. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start times. Walk-ins are welcome if there is room
     
4 Sunday  
  8 am Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish's Community Country Breakfast -  Buffet Style -  Adults: $8.00 / Children Ages 4-10: $4.00. Ages 3 and Under: Free. Scrambled eggs, French Toast, Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, fruit cup, toast, coffee/tea, orange or apple juice. Chance to win 1 free breakfast out of every 25 breakfasts sold.
     
5 Monday  
     
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7 Wed  
     
8 Thursday  
     
9 Friday  
     
10 Saturday  
  Noon St. John's Lutheran Church Creagerstown;s Fried Oyster and Turkey Dinner. Oysters, Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Dressing, Gravy, Sauerkraut, Green Beans, Cranberry Relish, Rolls, Cake , Home Made Baked Goods, adults $20.00, Children age 6 - 12 yrs. $7.00, Under 6 yrs. free, Carry Outs $21.00 For additional info please call 301-898-5167.  Parish Hall, 8619 Black's Mill Road, Creagerstown.
  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 3rd. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For more information, call  301-447-3161. Proceeds benefit the Mother Seton School Home and School Association.
     
11 Sunday  
     
12 Monday
  10 am Ag Week at the FSK Mall — Visit the Master Gardener Booth and You'll find activities for children; information on vegetable gardens, enhancing your landscape, pollinators, invasive plants; and more. Have a gardening question? Ask a Master Gardener! We look forward to seeing you!
13 Tuesday
  9:30 am Mother Seton School Presents STEM-Tastic! Bring your little ones to MSS and have fun doing a Valentine-themed experiment. Children will also make a Love Bug craft to take home. After, stay for snack and free play with our Pre-K students. Enjoy a tour of the school while you’re visiting! Free. Ages 2-5. For more information call 301-447-3165 or email jbuchheister@mothersetonschool.org.
  10 am Ag Week at the FSK Mall — Visit the Master Gardener Booth and You'll find activities for children; information on vegetable gardens, enhancing your landscape, pollinators, invasive plants; and more. Have a gardening question? Ask a Master Gardener! We look forward to seeing you!
  5 pm

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish's Shrove Tuesday Pancake
And Sausage Dinner. OLMC Parish Ctr. Sponsored by K of C.

     
14 Wednesday  
  10 am Ag Week at the FSK Mall — Visit the Master Gardener Booth and You'll find activities for children; information on vegetable gardens, enhancing your landscape, pollinators, invasive plants; and more. Have a gardening question? Ask a Master Gardener! We look forward to seeing you!
     
15 Thursday  
  10 am Ag Week at the FSK Mall — Visit the Master Gardener Booth and You'll find activities for children; information on vegetable gardens, enhancing your landscape, pollinators, invasive plants; and more. Have a gardening question? Ask a Master Gardener! We look forward to seeing you!
     
16 Friday  
  10 am Ag Week at the FSK Mall — Visit the Master Gardener Booth and You'll find activities for children; information on vegetable gardens, enhancing your landscape, pollinators, invasive plants; and more. Have a gardening question? Ask a Master Gardener! We look forward to seeing you!
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish 7th annual Lenten Fish Fry Dinners.  Dine In or Take Out. Children under 5 eat free. For more information call 717-334-4048 or visit www.stfxcc.org.  Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg.
     
17 Saturday  
  10 am Ag Week at the FSK Mall — Visit the Master Gardener Booth and You'll find activities for children; information on vegetable gardens, enhancing your landscape, pollinators, invasive plants; and more. Have a gardening question? Ask a Master Gardener! We look forward to seeing you!
     
18 Sunday  
  7 pm Weinberg Center for the Arts presents  the regional premiere of "Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire." The musical parody of HBO’s "Game of Thrones" is written by Jon and Al Kaplan, the brothers responsible for the Off-Broadway hit "Silence! The Musical." The performance is scheduled for 7:00pm.

Brothers Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan are composers, lyricists and writers. In additional to "Musical Thrones," they created "Silence! The Musical," a stage version of "The Silence of the Lambs," that has played in London, New York City, and Los Angeles.

The brothers moved to Los Angeles in 1996 to study concert composition and film music at USC, graduating in 1999 and 2000, respectively. They created "Silence! The Musical" as a labor of love in late 2002. What began as a set of nine songs eventually became a website with a cult following in 2003. "Silence!" was covered in magazines including Entertainment Weekly and Maxim, and aired on radio shows like XM's Opie and Anthony and Howard Stern's 100. In 2005, Jon and Al composed several new songs and expanded "Silence!" into a live musical, adapted for the stage by Tony-nominee Hunter Bell. The show was mounted by director and Tony-winner Christopher Gattelli at the 2005 NYC Fringe festival, where it won the "Overall Excellence Award" for Outstanding Musical. For more information visit WeinbergCenter.org, or call 301-600-2828.

     
19 Monday  
     
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22 Thursday
  7:30 pm Legendary journalist Ted Koppel will take the stage at the Weinberg Center for the Arts as part of the 2018 Frederick Speaker Series. Best known as the former anchor and managing editor of ABC’s "Nightline," the award-winning journalist now serves as an analyst for NPR and a contributing columnist for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. With his trademark wisdom, wit, and warmth, Koppel will share his observations on the state of the world, providing an unmatched analysis of today’s headlines and the people behind the scenes.

A separately ticketed meet-and-greet reception will take place immediately following the presentation. These exclusive events provide a chance for fans to meet the speaker, take pictures, and obtain autographs. All of the proceeds from the meet-and-greet receptions benefit children’s programs at Frederick County Public Libraries.

During more than 50 years that he has worked as a professional journalist, Ted Koppel has embodied the term "eyewitness to history." He covered John F. Kennedy’s funeral in 1963, Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign in 1964, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Koppel also covered a succession of ten conflicts as an ABC News war correspondent, beginning with Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia in 1967, 1969, 1970 and 1971 and finally as an embedded correspondent with the 3rd armored infantry division during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Over the course of 26 years as anchor and managing editor of "Nightline," Koppel became the longest serving news anchor in U.S. broadcast history. After leaving ABC in 2005, Koppel and his colleagues produced 20 hours of documentaries for the Discovery Network, where he served as managing editor. Since then, he has worked as a contributing analyst for BBC America and a special correspondent for the NBC News magazine program, "Rock Center."

In 2012, New York University named Koppel one of the "100 outstanding journalists in the United States in the last 100 years. When he left ABC News after 42 years, he was the most honored reporter in that network’s history, having received more Overseas Press Club awards than the previous record holder, Edward R. Murrow, and eight George Foster Peabody awards. Television’s equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize is the Columbia-DuPont award; Koppel has won 12. He has also been awarded 42 Emmys, including one for lifetime achievement.

Koppel’s most recent book "Lights Out," a 2015 New York Times bestseller, examines a threat unique to our time and evaluates potential ways for America to prepare for a cyber-catastrophe. Koppel serves as commentator and non-fiction book reviewer for the National Public Radio. He is also a contributing columnist to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. As of February 2016, Koppel has undertaken a new assignment for CBS News as Senior Contributor to "The CBS Sunday Morning Show."

Tickets begin at $50 and may be purchased online at WeinbergCenter.org, or by calling the Box Office at 301.600.2828, or in person at 20 West Patrick St. Discounts are available for students, children, military, and seniors. For information about Meet and Greet tickets, please call the box office.

     
23 Friday  
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish 7th annual Lenten Fish Fry Dinners.  Dine In or Take Out. Children under 5 eat free. For more information call 717-334-4048 or visit www.stfxcc.org.  Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg.
     
24 Saturday  
  7 p.m. Weinberg Center for the Arts presents Teelin Irish Dance Company's celebrated show "Celtic Storm." The Columbia-based, award-winning company has enthralled audiences around the world with their cutting-edge choreography since 2001.

In addition to numerous performances at public, private, and corporate events, the Teelin Irish Dance Company is also well known for its original productions of feature-length stage shows: Portraits of Ireland (2006-2011), StepDance (2012-2013), and Sláinte (2014). The group has appeared on stage at a number of prestigious venues, including the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore, Stephens Hall Theatre at Towson University, the Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park, and the Meyerhoff Auditorium at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Tickets begin at $25 and may be purchased online at WeinbergCenter.org, by calling the Box Office at 301.600.2828, or in person at 20 West Patrick St. Discounts are available for students, children, military, and seniors.

     
25 Sunday  
     
26 Monday  
     
27 Tuesday  
     
28 Wed  
     
29 Thursday
     
30 Friday  
  5 pm St. Francis Xavier Parish 7th annual Lenten Fish Fry Dinners.  Dine In or Take Out. Children under 5 eat free. For more information call 717-334-4048 or visit www.stfxcc.org.  Xavier Center, 465 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg.
     
31 Saturday