Weekends on Wednesday

Have you planned your weekend, yet?

Here's the scoop on some local stuff... Thanksgiving stuff,  Christmas stuff, Music stuff, Exercise stuff, Outdoor stuff, and History stuff - there's something here to interest everybody!

Back County Hike--Discover the wilderness in Oella's backyard on this guided, moderately strenuous hike to the far reaches of the land where Banneker lived and worked. For 10 and up.

Half-Moon Hike with S'mores: Bring your family out to experience nature’s “dark” side. Discover the adaptations that nocturnal animals use to survive at night and see how well your own senses compare as you wind your way through the woods at Robinson Nature Center. Warm up under the moonlight with s’mores by the fire. Dress warmly. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended age is 7 yrs +. Family fee is for three or more immediate family members. $10 individual / $25 family

Dazzle Dash: Rain or shine, kick off Symphony of Lights with a run/walk through the lights as well as games and activities for children of all ages, food, music, entertainment and giveaways. Dazzle Dash takes place Saturday, Nov. 23 for runners only and Sunday, Nov. 24, for walkers only $30 per participant with discounts for group registration; children under the age of 3 are free.

Historical Tour of the Manor House and Shrine: Have you ever wondered about the Franciscan Monastery on Folly Quarter Road? You can tour it!
Join us on the last Sunday of the month for a walking tour of the Manor House and Shrine of St. Anthony. The tour will last approximately 1 hour. Families are welcome. Please meet at the Manor House. There is no charge for this event.

  • Puppet Show - for 12 and over, due to strong language 
  • Opera Studio - In honor of the centennial of Benjamin Britten’s birth, the Maryland Opera Studio proudly presents his rollicking 1947 comedy. In an English village, the imperious Lady Billows strikes a blow against the immorality of the local girls by breaking with tradition and crowning a King of the May. Albert Herring, the hapless lad selected, unfortunately chooses this moment to change his “good boy” image.
  • Wind Ensemble - On this concert, UMWE performs wind arrangements of popular choral works, including Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. 
Maryland Christmas Show:  Artisans and Merchants in the Frederick County Fairgrounds. 10 - 6 Friday and Saturday/ 10-5 Sunday. Adults $7/Children (10 and under) $4

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
From Friday, November 22, 2013 to February 23, 2014
Additionally, Thursday, December 26, 2013 and Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Trains of Christmas Show features an "O" Scale 3-Rail Christmas layout with steam and diesel trains by Lionel, MTH, Williams, Weaver, and other operating in snow scene on four levels. The smoke and sounds of the steam and diesel locomotives fill the air with railroading past and present. Our "O" and "HO" trains will also be in operation. Railroad artifacts, photos, trains for kids to run, and a gift shop too.

For all you Sports Fans, The photography exhibit will be housed in the Museum’s Thomas Winstead, Jr. Gallery and feature 54 images including many of his memorable Sports Illustrated photos, such as Muhammad Ali’s 1965 knockout punch to Sonny Liston.

The race itself if full, but there is room for some "Charity" runners. Whatever that means...

Two-Mile Turkey Trot in Denton Maryland
Just in case you feel like driving over to the Eastern Shore