Dec
19
Wed
Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Christmas at Eagle Pond by Donald Hall @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm

For adults. Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

Family Cookie Time Storytime @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Dec 19 @ 6:45 pm

For ages birth – 8. Bring the whole family and get in the winter spirit with a special evening storytime full of tasty stories, a yummy craft, cookie decorating, and of course, cookie eating! Refreshments will be served at this program.

Dec
21
Fri
Memory Writing @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm

For adults. Join us once a month as we recall fond memories and free-write, creating a journal for others (and ourselves) to enjoy! Each month holds a different topic.

MISCellaneous Distillery 2 Year Anniversary Party @ MISCellaneous Distillery
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s been two years since we sold those first bottles of Risky Rum to our awesome early customers.

Whether you were here getting your batch #1 bottle that day or just heard about us last week… join for a rockin’ celebration to mark the occasion.

We’ll have games (do you know your MISCellaneous trivia?), prizes, light food, and cocktails of course. Snazzy holiday attire encouraged but not required.

Hope to see you there!

Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm

5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.

Dec
22
Sat
Santa House @ Kennie's Market
Dec 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

December 15 & 16  & 22 & 23, 2018.  Come meet Santa in Taneytown!

Holiday Book Hedgies @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Dec 22 @ 1:00 pm

For all ages. Create a festive hedgehog friend out of a book! Join us for a cozy afternoon of crafting, hot chocolate, and cookies. Refreshments will be served at this program.

Dec
23
Sun
Santa House @ Kennie's Market
Dec 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

December 15 & 16  & 22 & 23, 2018.  Come meet Santa in Taneytown!

Dec
26
Wed
Claymates @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm

For ages 3-12. A ball of clay can become ANYTHING! Two balls of clay might even become friends. Join us for a reading of the new picture book, Claymates by Dev Petty, followed by a creative adventure with clay.

Dec
27
Thu
Catriona’s Castle Performance: Jack and the Beanstalk @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Dec 27 @ 11:30 am

For ages 3 – 12. Don’t just hear a story at the library, be a part of it! Catriona’s Castle presents Jack and the Beanstalk — and your kiddo can be part of the performance! Come and help our Fairy Godmother tell the famous tale of Jack, his beanstalk, and a big grumpy giant! Only kids need to register for this program. Registration begins 12/13/18.

Mount Airy Senior Center Book Discussion Group: Away in a Manger by Rhys Bowen @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Dec 27 @ 12:30 pm

For adults. Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

Dec
28
Fri
Stories in the Stars @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Dec 28 @ 2:30 pm

For ages 3 – 12. Join us as we explore the stars together! We will learn all about the constellations through stories and games, and then make our own to take home.

Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Dec 28 @ 5:30 pm

5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.

Dec
31
Mon
Happy New Year! @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Dec 31 @ 11:30 am

For ages birth – 8. Are you excited for 2019 too? Join us for New Year’s Eve stories and fun. We will make a noisemaker and practice for tonight by counting down to 12 noon. Only kids need to register for this program. Refreshments will be served at this program.

Jan
4
Fri
Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Jan 4 @ 5:30 pm

5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.

Jan
5
Sat
Country Breakfast Buffet @ Church of the Ascension - Holy Cross Hall
Jan 5 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

The Ascension Country Breakfast is held on the first Saturday of every month. Come hungry, leave full. Called the best in Carroll County by many of our customers, a full all-you-can-eat breakfast menu including pancakes, Hahn sausage, scrambled eggs, hashed brown potatoes, egg and ham casserole, sausage gravy and biscuits, creamed chipped beef, assorted fruit, assorted pastries, fresh brewed coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, milk, and juices all at an affordable price. Plenty of parking in the lot behind the church off Ralph St.
The breakfast crew is always looking for more volunteers. If you would like to be involved with this monthly event that benefits the church financially, please contact the church office.

Jan
7
Mon
Meetup Mondays @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 7 @ 2:00 pm

For ages 2 – 5. Join us for an afternoon playgroup just for preschoolers. Come enjoy a festive space where you and your child can explore and play with our toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others.

Teen Advisory Board @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm

For ages 12 – 17. Need service hours? Join the Teen Advisory Board for a fun-filled meeting to learn how you can become a leader in your library. But it’s not all work and no play; we’ll provide plenty of snacks and games too! Refreshments will be served at this program.

Jan
10
Thu
Get Organized! @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm

For adults. Is clutter overwhelming you? Get tips as we discuss the techniques of Marie Kondō, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Marla Cilley, author of Sink Reflections. Anyone interested in home organization as well as people who have succeeded using the author’s techniques is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Jan
11
Fri
Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Jan 11 @ 5:30 pm

5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.

Jan
13
Sun
Union Bridge Fire Company Breakfast @ Union Bridge Fire Company
Jan 13 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

November 11, 2018 – May 12, 2019.  Second Sunday of every month.  Listen to snow emergency plan for cancellations.

bookPETS @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm

For ages 4 – 12. Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that reading to animals can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills.

Sunday Night Social Dance @ Winfield Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Come out and join us at the Winfield Volunteer Fire Company Social Hall.  Enjoy refreshments and a beautiful hardwood dance floor.  Snacks provided.  BYOB.   Dance is held second Sunday of each month (except May & July 2018).  Bring a new friend to the dance on April 8, 2018 and you will both be entered into a special drawing for a free admission to a future dance.
 

Jan
15
Tue
American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm

For adults. Your donation could save up to three lives. Sign-up at the Mount Airy Branch Service Desk or at www.redcrossblood.org.

Jan
16
Wed
Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Isaac’s Storm by Eric Larson @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm

For adults. Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

Popcorn Playtime @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 16 @ 6:45 pm

For all ages. Pop on in to our storytime that we’ve devoted all to popcorn! We will spend time learning at our popcorn sensory table, pop on over to some books and tunes, and then make popcorn maracas to take home. Refreshments will be served at this program.

Jan
18
Fri
Memory Writing @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm

Join us once a month as we recall fond memories and free-write, creating a journal for others (and ourselves) to enjoy! Each month holds a different topic.

Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Jan 18 @ 5:30 pm

5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.

Teen After-Hours: Virtual Reality @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm

For ages 11 – 17. Experience VR technology at the library! Join us after hours for an evening of games, snacks, and exploring virtual reality! Refreshments will be served at this program. All attendees need to register. Registration begins 1/4.

Jan
19
Sat
Lunar Eclipse Party @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm

For all ages. A total lunar eclipse will take place on January 21st. Stop by the branch to celebrate early and learn all about Earth’s little pal, the moon! We’ll learn about lunar phases, crater impacts, and what we know about the moon so far. Plus, it’s not a moon party without moonpies! Refreshments will be served at this program.

Leap Into Spring with Winter Gardening @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm

For adults. It’s never too soon to be thinking about gardening! Join one of our favorite local Master Gardeners as we learn all about what we can do in the cold winter months to prepare our seeds and soil for spring success!

Jan
24
Thu
Mount Airy Senior Center Book Discussion Group: My Dearest Friend by John and Abigail Adams @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 24 @ 12:30 pm

For adults. Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

Finding Health & Nutrition Information Online @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm

For adults. Online, you can find a lot of information about health and nutrition, but how do you know that it is reliable and accurate? Join us to learn about MedlinePlus, ChooseMyPlate.gov, and other trusted online resources you can use to research diseases, conditions, wellness and health issues.

Jan
25
Fri
18th Annual World of Pets Expo @ MD State Fairgrounds
Jan 25 – Jan 27 all-day

18th Annual World of Pets Expo – Jan. 25 – 27, 2019 – MD State Fairgrounds, Timonium. The Event for the Pet Enthusiast.

Hundreds of Pet Products and Services * Interactive Pet Exhibits * Free Seminars by National Experts on Pet Care and Training * Johnny Peers Muttville Comix * Indoor DockDog Competition * AKC Dog Agility Trial * Petting Zoo * Pony Rides * ACFA Cat Show * In Depth Workshops * Reptiles & More * Fish & Small Animals * The Bird Whisperer * Interactive Contests * Heated Facility & Great Food * Free Parking

Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Jan 25 @ 5:30 pm

5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.

Jan
26
Sat
Play, Baby, Play! @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 26 @ 9:45 am

For ages birth – 24 months. You’re invited to a morning playgroup just for little ones! Come enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play with our toys, practice gross motor skills on our baby obstacle course, enjoy music, and socialize with others.

Jan
27
Sun
Roar Like a Lion: An Afternoon of Community Service @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 27 @ 1:30 pm

For all ages. Beat the winter blues and feel the warmth of service to your community. In partnership with local Lions Clubs, join us for an afternoon of community service. The Lions Clubs will supply materials, instructions, and volunteers to lead a variety of projects that benefit our community. Drop in for an hour, or the entire time. Student service hours will be available.

Jan
28
Mon
The Mitten @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am

For ages 3-12. Corky has lost his warm mitten while playing in the snow. Who will find it and what will they do with it? Join us for our winter puppet show and find out! All attendees need to register. Registration begins 1/14.

The Mitten @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm

For ages 3-12. Corky has lost his warm mitten while playing in the snow. Who will find it and what will they do with it? Join us for our winter puppet show and find out! All attendees need to register. Registration begins 1/14.

The Mitten @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm

For ages 3-12. Corky has lost his warm mitten while playing in the snow. Who will find it and what will they do with it? Join us for our winter puppet show and find out! All attendees need to register. Registration begins 1/14.

Mount Airy Evening Book Club: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult @ Mount Airy Branch Library
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm

For adults. Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

Feb
1
Fri
Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm

5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.

Feb
2
Sat
Country Breakfast Buffet @ Church of the Ascension - Holy Cross Hall
Feb 2 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

The Ascension Country Breakfast is held on the first Saturday of every month. Come hungry, leave full. Called the best in Carroll County by many of our customers, a full all-you-can-eat breakfast menu including pancakes, Hahn sausage, scrambled eggs, hashed brown potatoes, egg and ham casserole, sausage gravy and biscuits, creamed chipped beef, assorted fruit, assorted pastries, fresh brewed coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, milk, and juices all at an affordable price. Plenty of parking in the lot behind the church off Ralph St.
The breakfast crew is always looking for more volunteers. If you would like to be involved with this monthly event that benefits the church financially, please contact the church office.

Feb
8
Fri
Chocolate Crawl @ Downtown Mount Airy
Feb 8 all-day

Stop by participating downtown businesses for your sweet treat, live music & more!
Tickets: http://mountairymainstreet.org.

Friday Night Bingo @ Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm

5:30 – doors open; 7 p.m. – bingo start.

Feb
9
Sat
Sunday Night Social Dance @ Winfield Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Come out and join us at the Winfield Volunteer Fire Company Social Hall.  Enjoy hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, raffles and door prizes.  BYOB.  Music provided by Rivers Bend Band.  Beautiful hardwood dance floor.  Snacks provided.
 

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen @ Carroll Arts Center
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm

Live Recording Event:  Saturday (7:30pm) and Sunday (2pm)
February 9 and 10, 2019.  2018 Nominee, Instrumental Player of the Year – Mandolin; 2016 & 2014 IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year; Grammy Nominees. Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen continue their hot streak, racking up yet another IBMA nomination in a long string of IBMA nominations and wins over the past several years including Banjo Player of the Year (Mike Munford) and Momentum Award (Chris Luquette).
Tickets: http://www.carrollartscenter.com/eventdetail.asp?event_id=2016.

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen @ Carroll Arts Center
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm

LIVE RECORDING EVENT: SATURDAY (7:30 PM) AND SUNDAY (2 PM)

2018 Nominee, Instrumental Player of the Year – Mandolin; 2016 & 2014 IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year; Grammy Nominees. Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen continue their hot streak, racking up yet another IBMA nomination in a long string of IBMA nominations and wins over the past several years including Banjo Player of the Year (Mike Munford) and Momentum Award (Chris Luquette).

Feb
10
Sun
Union Bridge Fire Company Breakfast @ Union Bridge Fire Company
Feb 10 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am

November 11, 2018 – May 12, 2019.  Second Sunday of every month.  Listen to snow emergency plan for cancellations.

Stop, Swap and Save @ Carroll County Agriculture Center
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Don’t miss the 22nd annual Stop, Swap and Save, the East Coast’s Largest Indoor Bicycle Swap and Consumer Expo. If you’ve never made it to the SWAP before, don’t miss out in 2019!
What will you find at the SWAP…. thousands of discounted cycling and fitness products, product demos, prizes and giveaways, special events and so much more. Beat the cold and kick-off your Spring cycling season at the SWAP! Admission with thousands square feet (yes, it’s all indoor and heated) of everything that cycling has to offer. Whether you’re looking for road, mountain, triathlon, BMX, vintage, new or used, there’s something for everyone!