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Exotic Sweets Downtown

Frederick is sweet and strange! What a delectable combo!

We ran up & down Market Street and tried to find all of the exotic sweets, here’s what we found:

 

The Candy Kitchen

Chicken Feet Gummies

Popular with children and chicken-foot enthusiasts alike

Habanera Chocolates

For those who find heat is appropriate with all dishes

Sriracha Jelly Beans

Look an awful lot like cherry jelly beans…are we right?

 

Zoe’s Chocolates

Sesame Tahini Crunch Truffles

Yes, like in hummus. Yes, eat some.

Gold Chocolate Bars

For those of us that are fancy on the inside.

Cakes to Die For

Maple Bacon Biscuits

Actually…sounds wonderful and perfect. Can we have like…30?

 The Pop Shop

Grass Soda

Nothing like the flavor of a freshly mowed lawn.

Buffalo Wing & Ranch Dressing Soda

A classic pairing, fit for a Queen.

The Perfect Truffle

Old Bay Caramels

MARYLAND.CLASSIC. Actually, nothing weird here.

Hibiscus Truffles

Flower + Chocolate = Yes please!

 

Frederick Fudge Co.

Watermelon Fudge

A yummy deviation from your traditional chocolate fudge.

Playdough Ice Cream

Freakin’ delicious.

 

Em(paw)ees: White Collar, Blue Collar, Dog Collar.

Has your life led you to the tragic, unfortunate circumstance of NOT having a dog? Not to worry, these businesses give an invaluable gift–the gift of pettins, snugglins and cuddles with adorable canine employees.

Frederick Supply

Tell me a little about yourself:

My name is Mickey and I was rescued/adopted 2 years ago and my dad asked if I wanted to go to work. I did so well that he kept asking me to come. I rarely miss a day of work unless it rains, its cold, or I find something better to do. I am the official greeter, closer and  safety mascot. I take issue with mascot and prefer to call myself a model. I have favorite customers and I am a little embarrassed by that. I am the brains of the operation and people frequently stop in and ask for me, as they should.

Who is your role model?

Sgt Daphne Jean-Felix (pictured) of the US Army (Fort  Detrick). I respect all military and first responders and I love when they come in. Sgt Jean-Felix and I are friends at work, on Facebook and on Instagram. I send him messages telling him I am stronger and faster than him – we haven’t had that contest yet.

What are your greatest professional strengths?

I am the CEO – Chief Eating Officer

Greeting, modeling, eating, napping, repeat!

My ridiculous good looks.

My professional courtesy at all times.

I close the sale!

What are your greatest professional weaknesses?

Walking away from a coworkers unattended lunch (I have never walked away, I can’t resist!).

The cute beagle next door.

Not being more famous, but this will help!

My height.

 

Viniferous

Tell me a little about yourself:

My name is Riley, I live at Viniferous.

Who is your role model?

The little rascals dog “Petey”

What are your greatest professional strengths?

I am a really good greeter and mingler

What is your greatest professional weakness?

I love treats! Sometimes I can get cranky when on a leash, and I can be impatient with smaller dogs.

 

Pulse Publishing

Tell me a little about yourself:

I’m an 8 month old yorkie named Miss. ZuZu Petals. I’m a professional people watcher and employee relations manager. You can often say hi to me in the window of 12 South Market.

Who is your role model?

Charity because she is always outside the Federated Charity building, even in the rain! What dedication! ( but she never seems excited to see me)

What are your greatest professional strengths?

I can remain calm under pressure and I never bark at the UPS guy. I have a really long tongue so I can lick my coworker’s faces!

What are your greatest professional weaknesses?

I’m flawless.

 

Dragon Distillery


Gunny (Bulldog)

Tell me a little about yourself:

I’m a four-year old English Bulldog who is responsible for overseeing our distillery tours – and keeping the futon warm. I really enjoy meeting people.

Who is your role model?

I’m a bulldog. We don’t have role models, We ARE role models.

What are your greatest professional strengths?

I’d have to say, my amazingly good looks and my award winning smile.

What are your greatest professional weaknesses?

Probably my lack of a tail (I lost it when I was young). So it’s harder for people to see how happy I am to see them.

Thor (Morkie)

Tell me a little about yourself:

I’m an eight-year old Morkie. I’m basically in charge of everything here at the distillery – but my official title is Tasting Room Manager.  I generally stay behind the bar ensuring the staff is friendly and responsive to our guests needs. I can to this from my perch on the chair behind the bar.

Who is your role model?

I’d guess Lassie – if he was smaller, smarter, faster, and cuter.

What are your greatest professional strengths?

Oh – that’s easy – my hypo-allergenic coat

What are your greatest professional weaknesses?

I’d have to say it’s the fact that I’m too cute – sometimes I’m not taken seriously.

 

Hunting Creek

Tell me a little about yourself:

My name is Maizey, I’m a tri color English setter, specifically a Llewellyn Setter, I was born deaf and just turned 4 yrs old. I come to work at Hunting Creek Outfitters nearly every day.  I’m excited to meet new people, especially kids and have some favorite dog friends who visit me too. I love to run, eat and sleep, not necessarily in that order.

Who is your role model?

I would say my role model would be any professional competitive eater.  The thought that I could be rewarded for eating crazy amounts of food seems like a dream come true. In the meantime, I have mapped out the best people and places to give me treats.

What are your greatest professional strengths?

I feel like I’m an ambassador to Downtown Frederick, I’m very good at greeting people and having my picture taken with them.  There is no doubt my good looks attract humans to my store but my skills go well behind just being beautiful.   I posses a quality that brings a calmness to those I meet. If someone is having a bad day they can stop in and see me and it helps them feel better. I’m also good at remaining perfectly still, being a throw rug, a pillow for kids, blocking the doorway and holding the sidewalk down from moving.

What are your greatest professional weaknesses?

I sneak out of the store when Murray or Brian are not looking and go down the street to the Muse and Molly’s Meanderings for treats. I’m pretty nosey and have a tendency to stick my nose in people’s bags, purses and strollers and have even snatched a cookie or two out of an unsuspecting kid’s hand.  Murray tells me I’m good at getting people in the store but need to work on my closing the sale skills.

 

Frederick Coin Exchange

Tell me a little about yourself:

I’m Charlie and I love Frederick! Tim, my walker, and I have a great time exploring Frederick every day…..visiting friends, checking in with the nice people at the South Market Street Sandwich Store, touring the canal, Baker Park, saying hi to the ducks….there is a lot to do in Frederick!

Who is your role model?

The great people who thought to put the bowls of fresh water outside of businesses because it can get very hot in the summer when you are wearing a fur coat. Also, the businesses that have biscuits and treats available as sometimes I need a little energy boost along the way. They really thought of everything.

What are your greatest professional strengths?

I am pawsitively proud that I have been working since I was 4 months old and have never missed a day of work!  I spent 6 happy years at the coin shop on Market Street and enjoying people watching as I hung out on my couch by the window. It took me a while to get used to the shop’s new location on East Street in Everedy Square but there is a lot more room and lots of people watching.  The shop’s customers are the best……….I can always count on them for needed hug, pets,or treats!  My colleagues treat me as an equal and always include me in celebrations which I really appreciate. I’m sure they have something planned for my 8th birthday on July 4th (hint, hint)

What are your greatest professional weaknesses?

My greatest professional weakness is that I don’t have a thumb and I don’t have a pocket.  It seems to me that having a thumb and a pocket  (with a cell phone in it)  would make me a lot more independent and a whole new world could open up……..opening cabinets and doors, calling friends, ordering pizza, finding out what the other shop dogs are up to,…..the possibilities are endless!

*Remember, always ask to pet a dog before you get your snuggle on*

DINING IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS: Frederick County Edition

Eat outside in Frederick this Summer and increase the chance of a bug landing on your food at some tasty, full service restaurants in Frederick.

Key:
Streetside- A few tables, usually on a sidewalk, and can be with or without a barrier between you and fellow street-walkers.
Creekside- Along Carroll Creek in Downtown Frederick
Patio- A designated area next to, but not directly on, the sidewalk.
Courtyard- A designated area away from the street. It is a more secluded dining area.
Rooftop- A designated dining area either on an upper floor or truly on the roof of an establishment.

Braddock Heights

The Braddock Inn Patio

Brunswick

Beans in the Belfry Streetside
Potomac Street Grill Patio

Buckeystown

Buckeystown Pub Courtyard

Emmitsburg

Rube’s Crab Shack Patio

Frederick City

A.k.a Friscos Restaurant Patio
Avery’s Maryland Grille Patio
Ayse Meze Courtyard
Barley and Hops Patio
Beans and Bagels Streetside
Black Hog B.B.Q. (2 Locations) Streetside
Blue Side Tavern Patio
Bonefish Grill Patio
Brew’d Pub Courtyard
Brewer’s Alley Roof Top + Streetside
Cacique Streetside
Cafe 611 Patio
Cafe Anglais Courtyard
Cafe Nola Streetside
Cafe Rio Mexican Grill Patio
Capital Crave Patio
Champion Billiards Sports Bar Patio
Coal Fire Patio
Doner Bistro Creekside
Dutch’s Daughter Courtyard
Fajita Grande Patio
Family Meal Patio
Firestone’s Market Streetside
Five Guys Streetside
Frederick Coffee Company Courtyard + Streetside
Glory Days Grill Patio
Glory Doughnuts Streetside
Greek Aroma Streetside
Hootch and Banter Streetside
JoJo’s Restaurant Streetside
Il Forno Streetside
Isabella’s Streetside
La Paz Creekside
Los Toltecos Patio
Lucky Corner Streetside
Magoo’s Pub and Eatery Streetside
Manalu Italian Restaurant Patio
Mariachi Restaurant Patio
May’s Crabs Courtyard
Mayta’s Peruvian Cuisine Patio
Mexicali Cantina Patio
Monocacy Crossing courtyard
Nido Italiano Courtyard
Old Dominion Grill and Sushi Patio
Opa Creekside
Pistarro’s Streetside
Pretzel and Pizza Creations Streetside
Reina Courtyard
Serenity Tearoom Courtyard
Shuckin’ Shack Streetside
Smashburger Courtyard
South Market Sandwich Co. Streetside
Sushi Densha Patio
The Orchard Streetside
The Wine Kitchen Creekside
Vini Culture Streetside
Volt Courtyard
Zi Pani Cafe Bistro Courtyard

Knoxville

Guide House Grill Patio

Libertytown

TJ’s Roadhouse Patio

Middletown

The Main Cup Patio
Schroyer’s Tavern at Maryland National Golf Club Patio

Mt. Airy

Laurenzio Brick Oven Cafe Patio
Mt. Airy Tavern Patio
Concetta’s Main Street Bistro Streetside
Memories Charcoal House Patio
J&P Pizza Patio
Bolder food/drink Courtyard

New Market

Pasquale’s Patio
Milo’s Casual Dining Courtyard

Thurmont

The Furnace Bar and Grill Patio

Urbana

Atlantic Grille Patio
Mangia e Bevi Patio

Woodsboro

Trout’s Towne Restaurant Inc. Patio

Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!! 

 

Float Your Cares Away

When you think of Flotation Therapy, what do you think of?

We thought of a scene reminiscent of a futuristic dystopia with dark, enclosed pods until we dove right into 800 pounds of epsom salt water at Float Frederick right off of Gas House Pike in Frederick!

We walked through their doors on a soggy January day and were welcomed by a pristine, peaceful lobby. The attendant came to get us and gave us a brief overview of what’s involved. We got to tour the beautiful blue facility including their Whisper Lounge for after the float which has tea, chocolate, and coloring pages, as well as a tutorial on how to operate the lights, music, etc in the flotation suite. Their suites are nice and large, and the floating tubs are behind glass doors in the suite, so it’s completely private. Once the main lights are off, they have little nightlights you can take with you if you’re not quite ready to float in complete darkness. The epsom salts in the water completely support youlike completelyand the feeling of letting go is indescribable. There is no risk of drowning because the water is only about a foot deep. People frequently fall asleep in their tubs, talk about relaxation!

We were also impressed by how clean their tubs and facility are. They run a pretty tight ship; everyone must shower with a chemical and fragrance free body wash and shampoo before their float session. The staff told us that it will neutralize any hair products or body lotion you use that could damage their tubs, but don’t worry, there is a private shower in your flotation suite. The epsom salts themselves actually sanitize the tubs after every session, so, when you go, there is no chance of getting the cold we had when we went! (It actually helped one of us get better quicker!)

Their website provides a plethora of information from an FAQ to articles and testimonials about Flotation Therapy. Floating helps with a multitude of problems including joint problems, insomnia, hypertension, PTSD, and it can help with weight loss or detox. We were also surprised to learn that they are not just claustrophobic friendly, but floating can actually help relieve the anxiety associated with all phobias. The staff are also accessible on their Facebook page, so feel free to shoot them a message if you have any other questions about their facility!

Want to try it out yourself? FiND iT Frederick’s e-Newsletter subscribers have the opportunity to win a couples Float Package! SUBSCRIBE today for your chance to float.

Enter by Monday, February 6, 2017. Winner will be announced February 7, 2017.

Joint Art Exhibit on the Creek

The C.Burr Artz Library and the Delaplaine are putting their heads together and joint-hosting a wonderful exhibit, “Frederick County Glimpses Past and Present,” that will celebrate the transformation of Frederick City from the 19th century through present day.

Photos of the city’s “past,” from the 19th century and early-to-mid 20th century, will be featured in the Library. These photographs from the FCPL archival collection will be on display in the main entrance way and in the Maryland Room on the second floor.

The Delaplaine will feature a variety of artworks by local artists, including paintings by Deborah Lovelace Richardson and Paula Rubin Wexler, photography by Brady Wilks and Harriet Wise, and sculpture by Homer Yost.

The two facilities are located along Carroll Creek Park in downtown Frederick, the Delaplaine at 40 South Carroll Street and the C. Burr Artz Library at 110 East Patrick Street. Diane Sibbison, the Exhibitions Manager at the Delaplaine, says,  “with both sites only about one block apart along Carroll Creek, we hope that people will visit both portions of the exhibit… It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring local art and local history together, and, as Mary [Mannix, the Maryland Room Manager,] said, raise the visibility of both.”

The public is invited to opening receptions at both locations on Saturday, January 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. This exhibit will be open at both locations through February 19th and will be available for viewing daily.

For more information, contact the Delaplaine at 301-698-0656 or www.delaplaine.org.

For more information on this exhibit, visit www.delaplaine.org

For more information on this exhibit, visit www.delaplaine.org

 

Gifts Around Town

If you find yourself like us, you’re struggling to think of Holiday presents for everyone on your list. The passing thought that, maybe, a good lecture in the “true meaning of the Holiday,” will cover up the fact that we, not for the first time, waited until the 11th hour to get presents. With our present-buying window getting shorter by the day, we are optimistic that this gift giving season will be the year of thoughtful presents for everyone, regardless of when we purchased them! Hopping in and out of town, there are some great last minute gifts just waiting to be wrapped up and lovingly given out at the opportune moment.

antrim-1844-ornament

Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel is truly the gift of an experience! Getting your loved one a gift card there means the perfect romantic getaway, complete with luxury accommodations and gourmet dining- right here in Frederick County. You can also remember your time together there with a keepsake ornament that is only available around the Holidays!  For more information, visit their website. big-cork-2

Big Cork Vineyard ships their wine and varieties are available at multiple retailers throughout the DMV! You can also schedule a group tasting for all of your favorite wine connoisseurs or take advantage of the events they have throughout the year. (And yes, Uber does go out to their tasting room!) For more information, visit their website.

colonial-jewlers

Colonial Jewelers has this stunning pair of diamond studs on sale for only $95! They also have a huge selection of beautiful rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more at great prices year-round.  PLUS, you can have them engraved! For more information, visit their website.

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The Delaplaine has incredible and unique artworks for sale, including these adorable handmade foxes and wolves by Kathryn Toothman at Keighty Crochet. Perfect for your little aspiring artist! All of their gifts are on commission, so your money goes right to the artist and educational programs at the Delaplaine, so it’s definitely a gift you can feel good about. For more information, visit the Delaplaine’s website

Linganore Winery is offering free shipping on your first 3 bottles when you sign up for a Wine Club Membership through December 14th. They can make custom labels made for your gifts for the perfect personal touch. Be sure to take advantage of their events throughout the year, including festivals, concerts, and more! For additional information, visit their website. 

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The Main Cup Restaurant in Historic Downtown Middletown sells gift cards with adorable mugs, aka the perfect functional present! But, with their beautiful bar, awesome food, and live music, The Main Cup makes for a great date night, girls or guys night! (What a great way for your recipient to spend their gift card!) For more information, visit their website

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The Muse is the place for eclectic, kitschy, one-of-a-kind local merchandise from artists right here in the DMV!  For this Holiday, you can get some dated ornaments made from colorful newsprint, hilarious Man Torch soy candles in playful Holiday scents, and all sorts of winter and Christmas goodies. If you’re not looking for gifts specific to the Holidays, don’t fret! They have a wide variety of merchandise that is sure to please anyone on your list!  For more information, visit their website. 

sabor-de-cuba

Sabor de Cuba doesn’t only have delicious homemade Cuban food, but you can make reservations online and they have gift cards for some soon-to-be scheduled, much needed, time together! For more information, visit their website

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The City of Thurmont offers a way to bypass all of the guesswork around present giving with the added benefit of supporting your local economy! Just pop on down to the Thurmont Town Office and get some Thurmont Business Bucks. Your recipient will be able to buy whatever they’d like at a number of businesses on Main Street in Thurmont! For more information on Business Bucks, see this article or look them up on Facebook. For more information about Thurmont’s Main Street, visit them here.

‘Tis the Season!

We don’t know about you, but we think that one of the most magical times of year in Frederick County is the Holidays! The trees are all lit up, the streets are festive, there’s clippity-clopping up and down the streets of Downtown Frederick, and sometimes, there is even snow! We’re so excited to put on our winter jackets, gloves, and hats to meander through the county this year and take part in all of Holiday hustle and bustle. Here are just a few highlights of the season:

FESTIVALS

Christmas in Thurmont: Come out for Santa, the Festival of Trees, gingerbread displays, crafts, face painting, prizes, and more on Main Street in Thurmont.

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Festival of Trees & Gingerbread Display Viewings:

Saturday, December 3,10,17, 2016, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday, December 4,11,18, 2016, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Thursday, December 8,15,22, 2016, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Friday, December 9,16, 23, 2016, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Traditional Village Christmas at the Catoctin Furnace: Decorate a wreath, drink some hot mulled wine or apple cider for kids, sing, and dance!

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Middletown’s Christmas in the Valley: You can vote for the most festive house or business in Middletown and see the lighting of the town Christmas Tree! You can also enjoy a puppet show while eating delicious cookies and if you bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Toy Drive, you’ll get a “santa sack” that the local businesses will fill up with goodies.

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Main Street Christmas on Mt. Airy Main Street: Stroll along classic Main Street, light the beautiful tree, see the Santa Parade and more!

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Joyful Jingles Holiday Open House at the Urbana Library: Treat your ears with awesome local talent and many other family friendly activities!

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Walkersville: Listen to local choirs sing while drinking delicious hot cocoa and eating scrumptious cookies in Creamery Park.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Hometown Holidays in Brunswick: This town has got it all: breakfast with Santa, pop-up shops, gingerbread house making, crafts, horse drawn carriage rides, museums by candlelight, and a children’s holiday party at the American Legion.

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Holiday Open House at Thorpewood Lodge in ThurmontGroove to local music, relax by a roaring fire, and let your kids decorate their tree!

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TOURS

Candlelight House Tours in Downtown: These tours are so beautiful every year! Take a peek into these gorgeously festive homes during a self-guided tour through Downtown Frederick. You can buy tickets from a number of retailers as well as on their website.

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Visit Celebrate Frederick’s website to purchase tickets and look at a map of the homes.

Candlelit Tours of the Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton: This beautiful shrine, nestled in the Emmitsburg mountaintop, is even more serene by candlelight. You’ll be guided through the chapel, two historic homes, and the surrounding grounds.

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Monday, December 5, 2016, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Friday, December 9, 2016, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Candlelit Historic Houses of Worship Tour in Downtown Frederick: If you’re a fan of Frederick’s Clustered Spires, make sure to plan for this tour.  Most of the participating houses of worship have refreshments as well as music programs throughout the evening.

Monday, December 26, 2016, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CARRIAGE RIDES

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides in Downtown Frederick: There is nothing like seeing those iconic carriages flurried about Downtown Frederick to remind you of the Holidays! If you’d like to catch a weekend tour, they run almost every weekend in December.

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday, December 16, 2016, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday, December 23, 2016, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Cookies and Carriage Holiday Light Tour: If riding in a carriage makes you a little peckish, this tour is the perfect way to sate your sweet tooth! Tours depart from the Skater House, where you can get some cookies and hot cider before a ride through Downtown Frederick.

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SANTA & NATIVITY

Open House with Santa: Meet Santa and get some helpful tips to keep your home safe during the Holidays at the Mt. Airy Volunteer Fire Company. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Live Nativity: The Urbana Fire Hall is hosting Wesley Chapel’s presentation of the Nativity with live animals (including a camel!) A Sign Language interpreter will be present at the six o’clock and seven o’clock showings and, did we mention there will be hot chocolate and cookies? 

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 6:00 pm –6:30 pm, 7:00 pm –7:30 pm, 8:00 pm –8:30 pm

Shelbyville 2016 Outdoor Christmas Display: This is their last year, so visit the North Pole for the last time at 105 Harrison St. in Mt. Airy! Don’t forget to bring a food donation for the Mt. Airy Food Bank.

Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Kris Kringle Procession: Don’t miss Santa Claus himself marching with local children in Christmas costumes! This adorable Christmas walk begins at the corner of South Carroll and West Patrick Street and ends at the Bandshell in Baker Park for the tree lighting ceremony!

Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Breakfast with Santa and Friends: Adventure Park USA in New Market will feed you breakfast then let you ride the roller coasters, play games, do crafts and more!

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Big Country Breakfast with Santa: This hearty breakfast is hosted at the Fire Company Carnival Grounds in the Activity Building, so you can let Santa know everything on your list while eating delicious food!  

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 7:30 am – 11:00 am

CONCERTS

Frederick Community College

The Spires at Christmas: Classic Christmas carols played by The Spires Brass Band of Frederick at the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater on campus.

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 8:00 – 9:00 pm

The Mannheim Steamroller Style Christmas: Holiday favorites played by The Frederick Symphony Orchestra at the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater on campus.

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Hood College

A Candlelight Vespers Service: Seasonal music, prayers, and readings will take place in the Coffman Chapel on campus. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Mount Saint Mary’s University

Mount St. Mary’s Chorale Concert: Timeless hymns accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble at the Seton Shrine.

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Carols by Candlelight: Classic Christmas Carols sung at the Seton Shrine followed by a tree lighting ceremony.

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Downtown

Christmas with The Frederick Chorale:  An eclectic selection of Holiday music and carols at the Evangelical Lutheran Church at 35 E Church St.

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Monday, December 5, 2016, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Holiday Caroling and Bazaar: If you love singing carols and don’t want to knock on doors in your neighborhood, you can join the crowd at the Sky Stage at 59 S Carroll St. for singing and some last minute shopping.

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Winter Frederick County Scenics photographed for the Tourism Council of Frederick County

Taste of Linganore

The 4th Annual Taste of Linganore, is the region’s best food, wine & beer festival. It brings together wine, beer and food to benefit Anna’s Gift Foundation on August 13, 2016 and August 14, 2016 from 11 am to 6 pm.

General Admission (21+) Includes:
Wine Glass, Wine & Beer Tasting and Winery Tour

Admission for Designated Drivers and those Under 21 is free, however a $5 donation is suggested to benefit Anna’s Gift Foundation.

Frederick Symphony Orchestra Brings Silent Films Sound!

(photo credit Steve Friedman)

The Frederick Symphony Orchestra (FSO) is excited to announce a TRUE Summer treat for music and movie goers. This stunning group of musicians will be performing three concerts in July and August throughout Frederick County for free! The performances will showcase the talents of the local orchestra with silent film accompanist- Ben Model.

I’m excited to bring the talent of the FSO into the wider community,” said FSO Camerata conductor, Tyler Austin. “I’m thrilled that [we’re] getting more music downtown. It will make for a relaxing, enjoyable summer evening.”

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(FSO Camerata conductor,, Tyler Austin)

The FSO’s first concert, Buster and Charlie at the Park, will be on July 20 at 8 p.m. in the Baker Park Bandshell in Downtown Frederick. The performance will include three silent films, “The Immigrant,” “Cops,” and “Pedigreedy,” that will be accompanied by Model’s original compositions.

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(Viola, Theresa Rupp)

Projects such as the silent film score concert present completely different challenges from our usual concert programs,” said Austin. “The musicians have to be particularly flexible to adjust tempos and styles to fit each film.”

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(Trombone Player, Matthew Stegle)

This incredible group of 90 talented musicians (all volunteers!) return for their 20th year of bringing classical music to modern audiences around the Frederick area. Their dedication to the community is strong, as they participate in performances and educational opportunities as often as possible!

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(Violinist, Alyssa Boxhill)

The FSO’s second performance, Symphonies at the Basilica, will be on August 6 at 7 p.m. in the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg. The third concert, Classics on the Creek, is set for August 13 at 7 p.m. in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater in Downtown Frederick.

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(Violinist, Julius Isaac)

All of the concerts will include composer Philip Glass’ “String Quartet No. 5, Movement III” and the latter two performances will include C.P.E. Bach’s “Symphony No. 3 in F major” and Josef Haydn’s “Symphony No. 88 in G major.”

More information can be found at www.fredericksymphony.org.