Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Festival of Lights

With the City Hall courtyard illuminated by candle light, the Festival of Lights brings inspiration and holiday cheer to the Frederick community. Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 19th, groups of carolers will proceed through Frederick’s historic district, making their way to the City Hall courtyard for a brief closing ceremony. The closing ceremony features classic holiday carols by the Evangelical Lutheran Church Children’s Choirs and an inspirational message by Katherine Heflin, Associate Pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church. Everyone in attendance will receive a candle and song sheet. You don’t want to miss the finale, as one candle is lit, then passed through the crowd until the entire courtyard is filled with light. It is truly a great way to celebrate the holidays. This magnificent program is brought to you by Celebrate Frederick, Inc.

The Festival of Lights would not be possible without the hard work of the volunteers of the Holidays in Historic Frederick Committee, and the following community-minded businesses: Spires Sponsors – AT&T, Bechtel Group Foundation, Linton at Ballenger by Drees Homes, Sandy Spring Bank, Spectrum Federal Credit Union, and Weis Markets; Carillon Sponsors – Citi, Comcast, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post, and Roy Rogers- A Plamondon Company; Bandshell Sponsors – BB&T and Jean Peterson Design/The JaBITCo Group.

The City Hall courtyard is located at 101 North Court Street. If you would like to join one of the caroling groups or would like more information, please call the Office of Special Events at 301-600-2841 or visit us on the web at www.CelebrateFrederick.com.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Picnic in the Park- Frederick Church of the Brethren

Summer may be gone, but the fun's not over!

Picnic In The Park is a totally free event hosted by the
Frederick Church of the Brethren

Baker Park Band Shell
September 6, 2008
3:00PM - 7:00PM

  • Free Food

  • Inflatables for all ages

  • Chidrens Games


  • Great Music by:

  • Frederick Church of the Brethren's own "Living Water"

  • Philly Based "Reilly"

  • Featuring Dove Nominee "Seventh Day Slumber"!


  • From the desk of David Bruce - Frederick Web Promotions does free public service annoucements

    Sunday, August 24, 2008

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008

    CELEBRATE FREDERICK NAMES SUMMER NITE CINEMA MOVIES



    Evan Almighty and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Scheduled for the big screen in Baker Park

    The 2008 Summer Nite Cinema season will feature two family friendly films during the final weeks of summer. The movies will be shown on an inflatable screen in the Carillon area of Baker Park on Saturday, August 23rd and Friday, September 5th.

    Start the season with an evening of laughs with PG-rated Evan Almighty on Saturday, August 23rd. Continue the fun on Friday, September 5th as you follow the adventures of boy-wizard Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, rated PG.

    Movies begin at dusk, but plan to arrive at 7 p.m. each evening for special programming, including a costume contest in the Bandshell at 8 PM. Come as your favorite animal on August 23rd or your favorite character from the Harry Potter series on September 5th, and compete for fun prizes.

    Don’t miss pony rides each evening, and the chance to win big prizes under the stars, courtesy of 99.9 WFRE Free Country. Two grand prizes will be given away during the series, including a trip to Tennessee and a trip to Orlando, FL! Other prizes will include several day trips and other family-friendly treats. For more details about these great prizes, visit www.wfre.com.

    Proceeds from pre-movie activities will benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Monetary donations will also be accepted at Information Centers.

    Remember to bring lawn chairs or blankets, and your favorite sweatshirt to help keep you warm when the sun goes down. In the event of inclement weather, please visit www.CelebrateFrederick.com. No rain dates have been scheduled.

    This event would not be possible without the generous financial contributions made by the following community-minded businesses: The Spires Sponsors are AT&T, Bechtel Group Foundation, Linton at Ballenger by Drees Homes, Sandy Spring Bank, Spectrum Federal Credit Union and Weis Markets. The Carillon Sponsors are Citi, Comcast, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post and Roy Rogers – A Plamondon Company. The Bandshell Sponsors are BB&T and Jean Peterson Design/The JaBITCo Group. Special thanks to our Promotional Partner, 99.9 WFRE Free Country.

    For more information, please call The City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-CITY (2489) or visit www.CelebrateFrederick.com.

    CAREY ZIEGLER’S EXPENSIVE HOBBY TO CLOSE THE



    On Sunday, August 24th at 7 p.m., the members of Carey Ziegler’s Expensive Hobby will produce a rhapsody of electrifying sounds with their high-energy talent, for a free performance in the Baker Park Bandshell, Frederick, Maryland. This promising performance is intended for all music lovers, regardless of preferred genre, interested in live and enjoyable musical performances. This show is part of the Summer Concert Series, presented by Celebrate Frederick, Inc, and is the final performance of the season.

    Carey Ziegler’s Expensive Hobby has been a staple of Baltimore’s Best Bands list and the band’s diverse musical ability is evident with its flawless interpretations of Steely Dan, Chicago, and the Beatles, amongst other praised musicians. The band has performed with such artists as The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, and Scott Ambush of Spyro Gyra. The band is a key component to the Baltimore/.D.C. music scene for its extensive playing throughout the region, and expanding fan base. Aside from professional musicians, the band members are worthy producers, having produced two of their CD’s, which contain highly admired original material. This performance is sure to be relished by all who attend, particularly for their renowned instrumental abilities and thrilling stage presence.

    Plan to arrive early to enjoy a free Carillon concert beginning at 6 p.m. Food and refreshments will also be available for purchase from 6-8:30 p.m.

    In the event of inclement weather, please check www.CelebrateFrederick.com for information on cancellations. Due to the travel time and set-up by various artists and the sound production company, decisions regarding weather are made by approx. 4 p.m.

    While the performances are free to the public, the Concert Committee encourages you to bring a canned food item in lieu of admission. Non-perishable items such as canned meats and vegetables, soups, peanut butter, cereal, rice and pastas are requested. All items collected benefit the Frederick Food Bank. Items will be collected at the information booth, located at the Baker Park Bandshell steps.

    This year’s Series would not be possible without the generous support of the following corporate sponsors. The Spires Sponsors are AT&T, Bechtel Group Foundation, Linton at Ballenger by Drees Homes, Sandy Spring Bank, Spectrum Federal Credit Union and Weis Markets. The Carillon Sponsors are Citi, Comcast, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post and Roy Rogers – A Plamondon Company. The Bandshell Sponsors are BB&T and Jean Peterson Design/The JaBITCo Group.

    For more information, please call The City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-CITY (2489) or visit www.CelebrateFrederick.com.

    BREAKOUT COUNTRY STAR AT BAKER PARK


    Billboard voted him “Most Likely to Succeed.” Good Morning America named him a “Breakout Artist.” Hear what all the buzz is about when 99.9 WFRE Free Country presents Rockie Lynne at Frederick’s Baker Park Bandshell. This free, live performance—part of the Summer Concert Series, presented by Celebrate Frederick, Inc.—begins at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 17th.

    Raised in Statesville, North Carolina, Rockie Lynne rebelled against his strict Southern Baptist upbringing—by hiding in his closet and listening to Jimi Hendrix and KISS records. After a tour of duty in the Army, Lynne pursued his passion for music, first performing back-up for touring acts in South Carolina and then playing solo gigs in the Midwest. With a sizeable fan-base, thanks to constant touring and self-produced CDs, the singer-songwriter was approached by Universal Records. The deal produced Lynne’s self-titled mainstream debut, featuring his first single, “Lipstick,” which gained traction on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and peaked at #29. In 2007, Lynne left Universal for Robbins Nashville. His sophomore effort is set to drop this year.

    Arrive by 6 p.m. to hear a carillon bell recital performed by Claire Marie Moblard, the music director and organist at Zion United Church of Christ in Hagerstown and the apprentice of Frederick’s City Carillonneur, John Widmann. Snacks will also be available for purchase from 6-8:30 p.m.

    In the event of inclement weather, please check www.CelebrateFrederick.com for information on cancellations. Due to the travel time and set-up by various artists and the sound production company, decisions regarding weather are made by approx. 4 p.m.

    While the performances are FREE to the public, the Concert Committee encourages you to bring a canned food item in lieu of admission. Non-perishable items such as canned meats and vegetables, soups, peanut butter, cereal, rice and pastas are requested. All items collected benefit the Frederick Food Bank. Items will be collected at the information booth, located at the Baker Park Bandshell steps.

    This year’s Series would not be possible without the generous support of the following corporate sponsors. The Spires Sponsors are AT&T, Bechtel Group Foundation, Linton at Ballenger by Drees Homes, Sandy Spring Bank, Spectrum Federal Credit Union and Weis Markets. The Carillon Sponsors are Citi, Comcast, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post and Roy Rogers – A Plamondon Company. The Bandshell Sponsors are BB&T and Jean Peterson Design/The JaBITCo Group.

    For more information, please call The City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-CITY (2489) or visit www.CelebrateFrederick.com.

    Saturday, August 2, 2008

    Thurmont Library Grand Opening!


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    The Thurmont Library Grand Opening hosted the United States Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. Click Here for the Frederick.com article!

    Sunday, July 27, 2008

    Monday, July 21, 2008

    Keystone Solders


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    On Sunday, July 20th from 1-4pm on one of the hottest days of the year Frederick Nissan hosted a special interest car show to benefit our deployed U.S. troops. In spite on the hot temperatures there was a heavy turn-out. Click Here for the Frederick.com article!