Thursday, October 28, 2010

RCS_6801 - French Maid - Colonial Jewelers

Colonial Jewelers and Flying Dog Brewery cohosted the Clue Movie Night with a happy hour at Colonial Jewelers and a movie showing of Clue at the Weinberg Center.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

THE HOLIDAYS IN HISTORIC FREDERICK

CELEBRATE FREDERICK INVITES YOU TO SPEND THE HOLIDAYS IN HISTORIC FREDERICK


From an old-fashioned parade through the holiday lit streets of downtown Frederick to a charming tour of historic homes decked in festive décor, Celebrate Frederick presents six events sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Designed to appeal to all ages, these events capture the charm and ambience of downtown Frederick during the Holiday season. Please note date changes for the annual Scents & Sweets Competition, Festival of Lights, and the Kris Kringle Procession; as well as a location change for Scents & Sweets. Following is a listing of the 2010 Holidays in Historic Frederick events:

Holiday Art Competition & Exhibit; Wednesday, December 1ST; Delaplaine Visual Arts Center; 5:30p.m.

Take in a delightful exhibit of original holiday artwork created by local artists at the 2010 Holiday Art Competition. From the exhibit submissions, judges will select the winning work of art to be featured for the 2011 “The Holidays in Historic Downtown Frederick” event campaign. In addition to their work being featured in all forms of media, the winning artist will receive a $1,000 cash prize. This event is free to the public.

Scents & Sweets Competition & Exhibit; NEW DATE: Thursday, December 2ND; NEW LOCATION: Cultural Arts Center, 15 W. Patrick Street; 5:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars now, the 2010 Scents & Sweets Competition and Exhibit has moved to a new date, Thursday, December 2nd. Celebrate Frederick is partnering with the Frederick Arts Council and hosting the event at a new location, the Cultural Arts Center in downtown Frederick. Here you will find holiday scenes that you won’t believe are made out of gingerbread, and incredible combinations of fragrant flowers that you’ll want for your dining room table! Bakers and florists, both amateur and professional, create magnificent gingerbread houses and floral centerpieces along a holiday theme. Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and by popular vote for cash prizes. This event is free to the public. While at the Cultural Arts Center, enjoy the annual Festival of Greens event brought to you by the Frederick Arts Council.

Festival of Lights; NEW DATE: Friday, December 3RD; 7:00 p.m.; City Hall Courtyard in Downtown Frederick

Don't miss one of the holiday season's most inspiring events. The Festival of Lights event has moved to a new date, Friday, December 3rd, and will be held annually on this new day! Each year this event brings the true spirit of the season to young and old alike. This year we are planning a program full of holiday goodwill and song to fill the square at the City Hall courtyard in downtown Frederick. This event begins at 6:30 p.m. with caroling groups downtown and congregates on the steps of City Hall (7 p.m.) and leads into an inspirational holiday program, which includes additional carols, greetings from local dignitaries, and an inspirational message. The highlight of the evening comes at the program's end, when the lights outside City Hall are dimmed, and candles are passed from neighbor to neighbor, filling the courtyard with light, as the audience sings "Silent Night". This event truly captures the meaning of the holiday season. This event is free to the public.

The Candlelight House Tour; Saturday, December 4TH, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Sunday, December 5TH, Noon- 4:00 p.m.; Baker Park Area

The 2010 Candlelight House Tour highlights the charm of yesteryear with homes decorated in their finest holiday décor! Enjoy tours of the outside and inside of seven spectacular homes glowing with charm and holiday cheer. Luminaries will light your path and holiday sounds will fill the air as you stroll through Frederick as a part of this annual, self-guided tour. The Culler Lake Boat House serves as the Hospitality Center and unique tour stop. Tickets are $20 and will be available online beginning Friday, November 5th. Tickets will also become available in mid November at several locations in downtown Frederick including the Tourism Council.

Kris Kringle Procession; NEW DATE: Friday, December 10TH; Downtown Frederick and Baker Park; 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate Old World Holiday magic with this unique parade on a new day, Friday, December 10th as it winds through the beautifully illuminated streets of downtown Frederick. The procession features dance troupes, carolers, characters representing Frederick’s German/English heritage, as well as classic favorites such as Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman and of course, Kris Kringle, truly mirroring the small town charm that makes Frederick so special during the Holidays! The parade route goes from East Street to East Patrick Street, turns onto N. Market Street, and then turns onto West Second Street, ending at the Baker Park Band Shell for an inspirational closing ceremony with music, entertainment and a variety of holiday cheer!


Children’s Weekend; Saturday, December 11TH & Sunday, December 12TH; Downtown Frederick

Fun for children of all ages, this year's Children's Weekend will be held Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12. The joy of the holidays is embodied in the children who partake in a weekend full of activities just for them! From ornament painting and storytelling, to belsnickeling, and breakfast with Santa, there are a variety of activities hosted by Frederick City businesses that work together to create this magical weekend. A full schedule of activities to be announced soon on the CelebrateFrederick.com website!

These events would not be possible without the generous support of our corporate sponsors. The 2010 Spires Sponsors are Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union. The 2010 Carillon Sponsors are Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, Weis Markets, 99.9 WFRE, and 930 WFMD. The 2010 Bandshell Sponsors are BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News Post, The Plamondon Companies, and WHAG; and our 2010 Program Sponsor, Clym Recycling. A special thanks to these sponsors for their generosity and community awareness.

For more information on the Holiday’s in Historic Frederick events, please call 301-600-2841 or visit www.CelebrateFrederick.com

Friday, October 8, 2010

CELEBRATE FREDERICK – A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Celebrate Frederick is looking for talented, skilled volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors and to staff its event and operating committees. The mission statement of the organization is to “work in partnership with the City of Frederick in the planning and implementation of special events and activities to offer the community a shared cultural experience.”

“This is the first time we have gone out to the entire community to seek participation on this broad a level,” said Amy Riley, special events manager for City of Frederick. “Our philosophy is openness and inclusiveness, and we invite everyone to participate. What better way to get involved in your community, to meet new friends, and to have fun planning Frederick’s most popular events!”

The Board of Directors skillfully provides direction, management, strategic planning and leadership to the organization and its event committees. Celebrate Frederick produces fourteen annual events in the City of Frederick each year, with signature events including Frederick’s 4th-An Independence Day Celebration, Summer Concert Series in Baker Park and In the Street.

The open positions and terms of office are as follows.

Board of Directors (two year-terms): Three (3) positions
Event Co-Chairs (one to two-year term):

Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour
Summer Concert Series
Summerfest Family Theatre
The Holidays in Historic Frederick
Festival of Lights
Children’s Weekend
Marketing Committee
Volunteer Committee

The organization has openings for volunteers on all event committees not listed above, including Frederick’s 4th - An Independence Day Celebration; In the Street; the Candlelight House Tour; and the Kris Kringle Procession. In addition, Celebrate Frederick has a special need for people to serve on the Volunteer Committee. “We’re looking for talent, commitment, and a diversity that represents our entire community,” said Peggy Dufour, president of the Board of Directors. “If you want to serve, we have a place for you.”

For those interested to serve, please contact Ms. Jacque Brown, Nominations Committee Chair at jbrown@essworld.net or Amy Riley, at ariley@cityoffrederick.com . Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 22, 2010.

For more information about Celebrate Frederick please visit our website at www.CelebrateFrederick.com or by calling 301-600-2845.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

IN THE STREET FESTIVAL Date Change

IN THE STREET FESTIVAL MOVING TO THE SECOND SATURDAY OF SEPTEMBER

July 29, 2010, Frederick MD – The 28th Annual In The Street celebration will move from the first Saturday in October to the second Saturday in September. This date change is permanent and the 2010 festival will be held on Saturday, September 11th. In addition, Light the Creek and On the Deck Party events are moved accordingly. Please also note that the On the Deck Party held annually at the Carroll Creek Parking Deck will move to a new, permanent location in 2010 - the Carroll Creek Amphitheatre. The event will be promoted as the “Up the Creek Party.”

The 2010 In The Street festival officially kicks-off Friday, September 10th, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with Light the Creek. The festival continues on Saturday, September 11th at 9:30a.m. with the Market Street Mile. At 11:00 a.m., In the Street officially begins and continues all day until 5:00 p.m. Following In The Street is the Up the Creek Party held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The reasons for the date change are as follows:

October is a month packed with events, locally and regionally. Celebrate Frederick wants to give an opportunity for other events to succeed and avoid the competition

September traditionally has warmer weather, with less chance of cold rain

Vendors and organizations that are engaged with other events in early October are now able to be a part of In The Street to help make it more successful

This event would not be possible without the continuous support of our Corporate Community. This year’s Spires Sponsors include: Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union. The Carillon Sponsors for 2010 are Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, Weis Markets, WFRE and WFMD. The 2010 Bandshell Sponsors are BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post, The Plamondon Companies, and WHAG. The 2010 Program Sponsors include Bechtel, Bud Light, Clym Environmental Services, DAR CARS Toyota of Frederick, Frederick Magazine, The Gazette, Geico and Renewal by Andersen. Their generous support makes this event possible.

AWESOME ENTERTAINMENT CONFIRMED FOR THE IN THE STREET FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH

July 29, 2010, Frederick, MD- Frederick’s Annual In the Street Celebration has moved to September this year and is a great way to welcome the end of summer and start of the fall season. The celebration begins with Light the Creek on Friday September 10th and continues through Saturday evening. This year’s event will feature tons of music with a diverse array of performers that will entertain and please all. This year the “On the Deck Party” goes “Up the Creek” with a new location. Don’t miss the fun at the Carroll Creek Amphitheatre located along the Carroll Creek linear park in downtown Frederick from 5:30 to 9:00pm on Saturday the 11th.

LIGHT THE CREEK: Carroll Creek Amphitheatre, Carroll Creek Linear Park

Friday, September 10th, 6-9pm

Come out and start the celebration early on Friday night with Frederick native, Scott Ambush. Now well known for being the bass player of Spyro Gyra, Ambush was influenced by rock and roll classics like Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin as well as the jazz melodies of Stanley Clark and Return to Forever. He will be showing off his talent and rhythm on the bass Friday night, so come enjoy food, beer, wine, and the jazz rhythms of Scott Ambush as a preview of what Saturday has in store.


IN THE STREET FESTIVAL: Market Street and Carroll Creek Linear Park

Saturday, September 11th, 11-5pm

This year’s entertainment line up will feature three stages of live entertainment, along with various performances in Old Towne Beer and Wine garden and under the trellis, on the north side of Carroll Creek Linear Park.

Second Street Stage presented by 99.9 WFRE

Event Sponsor WFRE will be hosting a variety of performances on this stage. Grammy Award winning artist, Taylor Swift, was a past performer on the WFRE stage at In the Street and look at her now!

Sunny Sweeney: 11:00am

Born and raised in Longview, Texas, Sunny Sweeney is a performer sure to please the crowd. She is well known for her sassy country performances and her debut album “Heartbreak Hall of Fame.” This former improve comedian will definitely get the crowd laughing and dancing as the day’s celebration begins.

Sarah Darling: 1:30pm

You may recognize this name from the reality show “The Entertainer.” As a top finalist in the competition Sarah Darling is pleased at the way her career as a country singer has started to take off. Her soulful and poetic lyrics are sure to provide a great performance at the Second Street Stage.

Due West: 4:00pm

This country trio of best friends formed their band in 2004. Since then their reputation has grown beyond that of a Nashville tribute band to extend to their songwriting and performances with country stars like Lady Antebellum. Come out and see a show that will surely leave you wanting more.

Fourth Street Stage presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick

The Mark DeRose Band: 11:15- 12:30pm

This rock quartet has a passion for performing that radiates through the audience as the play their thoughtful and inspiring lyrics. Their upbeat performances are sure to spread their “feel good” vibe through the crowd as they day’s festivities kick off.

Bad Influence: 1:15-2:30pm

Know as one of Washington DC’s premiere blues bands “The Bad Influence Band” has been sharing their contemporary blues sounds throughout the US and abroad. The Blue Revue magazine has described this group as having “flair and finesse” that comes out in their original material. Be sure to check out the blues rhythms of the Bad Influence Band.

Chester River Run-Off: 3:15-4:30

Sharing their own original combination of country, bluegrass and americana these four performers have taken bluegrass to a unique and inspiring level. They have created lyrics and sounds that separate their performances from the typical bluegrass show and are sure to give a bluegrass performance unlike those you’ve seen in the past.

Seventh Street Stage

Saraceeta: 11:45-1:00pm

This stage will open with a combination of the original reggae beats of this energetic quintet and along with their versions of your favorite songs. Their covers include songs from rock and roll classics like, Tom Petty and The Rolling Stones. Saraceeta takes their fun loving attitude and infuses it into their original funk and reggae lyrics creating a performance that will give off an energy that will start the day off with a bang.

Kelly Bell Band: 1:45-3:00pm

Returning as a Frederick favorite yet again the Kelly Bell Band will be sharing their Phat Blues lyrics for the day’s celebration. You may remember their performance from the fourth of July, and this one is sure to be another one of their greatest sets here in the Frederick area.

Jah Works: 3:45- 5:00pm

The high energy, reggae lyrics of this group have been in high demand since 1993 when the group formed. They have played for the troops in the Middle East, as well as, for the presidential Inauguration of President Obama. They are known for the party style atmosphere there performances give off are sure to get your feet tapping as they share their fun reggae inspired songs.


Trellis:

Located on the north side of Carroll Creek Linear Park

Willie Barry: 11:30-12:30pm

This new act is a clear indication that talent and age are not linked. Only 15 years old, singer songwriter Willie Barry started playing the guitar two years ago and has continued to write his own lyrics, with the inspiration from his idol, Bob Dylan. His performance will include some of Dylan’s classics along with his original lyrics, which he has been working on for his album, “Yes We Can.” This fresh faced performer will show what a passion for music is all about.

The Jug Band: 1:00-2:00pm

Focused on preserving the history of jug bands and spreading the joy of live performance this local group is sure to give a folk performance that inspires a love of folk music. Relax and enjoy the sounds of a classic jug band.

ilyaimy: 2:30-3:30pm

Described as having “stately, thoughtful and intuitive lyrics,” by the Folk and Acoustic Music exchange, this Maryland native touring duo provides a performance that is influenced by folk and acoustic rock rhythms. Their performances have a unique approach to the classic folk sound that is sure to please.

Mason Vixon: 4:00-5:00pm

Joining us from Baltimore Maryland this country group is currently writing lyrics to create their debut album. They mix country with a little bit of rock to create a style all their own. Since 2009 Mason Vixon has been giving performances that always excite and inspire the crowd to get their toes tapping.

Olde Towne Beer and Wine Garden

Danny Grizzle: 11:45-1:00pm

The soulful and honest lyrics of this Frederick native performer are said to leave a lasting impression on audiences. His belief is that “Honesty in music is a very important concept.” This performance will give a refreshing and exciting approach to some classic songs along with highlighting the talent of this songwriter’s in his original lyrics.

Freddie Long Band: 1:45-3:00pm

Returning to their Frederick roots, the Freddie Long Band is described by IndieMusic.com as having “a sense of how to make music both fun and meaningful.” Their talents have brought them success in just a short few years. They have shared stages with singers like Jo Dee Messina and Edwin McCain as well as been nominated for several music awards. With rising success tributes to their love of music and passion for performance this Frederick originated band is not a performance to be missed.

Josh Burgess Band: 3:45-5:00pm

Well known throughout the Maryland and Virginia area the Josh Burgess band provides a grassroots rock experience that is always upbeat and fun. The group has originals that take a touch of influence from folk, funk and reggae to create their unique sound. Their self written originals and classic covers are sure to provide a crowd pleasing performance.

Up the Creek Party*: Carroll Creek Amphitheatre, Carroll Creek Linear Park

Saturday September 11th, 5:30-9:00pm

*PLEASE NOTE: This event was formally the “On the Deck Party” held on the Carroll Creek Parking deck. The party has now moved “Up the Creek.”

Don’t cut the celebration short; continue with more live entertainment at the Up the Creek Party, immediately following In the Street. There will be a $10.00 cover charge for the Up the Creek Party and all those who attend must be 21 or over. Finish up the In the Street Celebration by joining Starcrush for a performance that will get you on your feet and dancing.

Starcrush

This Baltimore based modern rock band is becoming well known throughout the area for their upbeat and fun performances that will get any crowd dancing. They perform a blend of their own originals with your favorite party rock songs of the past. Their diverse song selections have made their performances huge crowd pleasers at the most popular local clubs and venues.

This event would not be possible without the continuous support of our Corporate Community. This year’s Spires Sponsors include: Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union. The Carillon Sponsors for 2010 are Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, Weis Markets, WFRE and WFMD. The 2010 Bandshell Sponsors are BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post, The Plamondon Companies, and WHAG. The 2010 Program Sponsors include Bechtel, Bud Light, Clym Environmental Services, DARCARS Toyota of Frederick, Frederick Magazine, The Gazette, Geico and Renewal by Andersen. Their generous support makes this event possible.

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

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Dance Day Celebration on July 31st 2010

We here at Urbana Dance Studio want to get the word out to Frederick and Western Maryland that we are hosting a National Dance Day Celebration on July 31st 2010.

We will be hosting the event at the new Urbana Village Shopping Center located at the intersection of 355 (Frederick road) and route 80 in the heart of Urbana.

This is event was inspired by and in conjunction with the National Dance Day being advocated by the Fox program “So you think you can Dance” that is sponsored by the Dizzy Feet Foundation.

We encourage everyone to check out the website www.dizzyfeetfoundation.org and LEARN THE NATIONAL DANCE DAY DANCE before the July 31st activities. There is an easy step-by-step instruction video by NappyTabs. For those who may not have time or prefer live learning, Urbana Dance will have instruction at the event and will be teaching and reviewing the National Dance Day Dance – once everyone knows the steps we will be filming everyone dancing to send into the show!!! DON’T MISS THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE FUN, DANCE AND POSSIBLY BE ON NATIONAL TELEVISION!?!

We need everyone to help spread the word about this event and come out dressed comfy and ready to dance!

The event will be as follows:

Event: 10AM - 1PM

10-1030AM opening

1030-11AM teaching/reviewing NappyTabs “dance day” dance

11-1130AM Zumba and Dance Party

1130-12PM Salsa and everyone dance

12-1PM & Film Dance Day Dance & Freestyle Party

UrbanaDance.com

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

‘NATTY BEAUX’ - July 18th

2010 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS ‘NATTY BEAUX’


July 18, 2010, Frederick, MD – Get ready to ‘finger-snap’ and ‘toe-tap’ with Natty Beaux, a swing band from the Washington D.C. area. Natty Beaux will perform at Baker Park Bandshell on July 18 as part of the Summer Concert Series, presented by Celebrate Frederick, Inc.

Composed of five talented and respected musicians, most of whom are Washington Area Music Association Award winners, the Natty Beaux give a certain twist to classic numbers from Louis Prima, Ray Charles, Louis Jordan, Bobby Darin, Elvis, Gene Vincent, Nat King Cole, Jerry Lee Lewis and more. The band’s love for classic jump-blues, rockabilly and swing makes their performance full with energy, diversity and fun. In fact, some fans have begun to refer to them as “The Rolling Stones of Swing.”

All Summer Concert Series performances are free to the public, but the Summer Concert Series Committee encourages you to bring a canned food item in lieu of admission. All items collected benefit the Frederick Food Bank.

The performance is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Baker Park Bandshell. The performance is weather permitting, in the event of inclement weather please visit www.celebratefrederick.com for news of event cancellations. Decisions regarding weather are made approximately by 4:00 p.m.; therefore if weather is inclement at this time please visit our website.

The series would not be possible without the generous support of our corporate sponsors. The 2010 Spires Level Sponsors are Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union. The 2010 Carillon Sponsors are Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, 99.9 WFRE/930 WFMD and Weis Markets. The 2010 Bandshell Level Sponsors are BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post, The Plamondon Companies and WHAG.

The partnership between the City of Frederick, Celebrate Frederick, Inc. the event volunteers, and the generosity of the business community enables the Frederick community to enjoy the quality of life that is unmatched by any other city. For more information, please contact the City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-CITY (2489) or visit our website www.CelebrateFrederick.com.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

‘DC LUAU ENTERTAINMENT’ - July 8th

2010 SUMMERFEST FAMILY THEATRE PRESENTS

‘DC LUAU ENTERTAINMENT’

DC Luau Entertainment will bring the island atmosphere to Frederick on July 8th, sharing the aloha spirit with audiences in Baker Park! Audiences of all ages will enjoy this unique performance of Summerfest Family Theatre on the Baker Park Band Shell stage beginning at 10:30 a.m. This free live performance - part of the Summerfest Family Theatre - is presented by Celebrate Frederick, Inc.

Families will enjoy a colorful energy-filled luau Polynesian revue featuring dances of Hawaii, New Zealand, Somoa, and Tahiti. With authentic hand crafted costumes, island music, a fire dance demonstration, and audience participation; this show is one you do not want to miss!

While all Summerfest Theatre performances are free to the public, the Summerfest Family Theatre 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.

The performance is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. The performance is weather permitting, in the event of inclement weather please visit www.celebratefrederick.com for news of event cancellations.

Summerfest Family Theatre continues every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. through August 12th. A complete schedule of performances is available by visiting www.CelebrateFrederick.com.

The series would not be possible without the generous support of our corporate sponsors. The 2010 Spires Level Sponsors are Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union. The 2010 Carillon Sponsors are Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, 99.9 WFRE/930 WFMD and Weis Markets. The 2010 Bandshell Level Sponsors are BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post, The Plamondon Companies and WHAG.

The partnership between the City of Frederick, Celebrate Frederick, Inc. the event volunteers, and the generosity of the business community enables the Frederick community to enjoy the quality of life that is unmatched by any other city. For more information, please contact the City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-CITY (2489) or visit our website www.CelebrateFrederick.com.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

RCS_5487 - Miss Maryland Fur Coat

Lindsay Staniszewski, Miss Montgomery County, has been crowned the new Miss Maryland. Staniszewski from Edgewater, Maryland will receive a $10,000 scholarship and other gifts. She also will represent Maryland at the Miss America pageant. The coat in the photo is a gift from Maryland Fur Trappers, Inc. www.marylandtrappers.com

Mary Teal Mulligan of Williamsport, Miss Hagerstown Outstanding Teen, was named Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen 2010.

For videos see: www.washingtoncounty.com/Miss_Maryland_Thursday_2010-a-15...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

FREDERICK’S 4th—An Independence Day Celebration

FREDERICK’S 4th—An Independence Day Celebration

Entertainment Schedule

June 16, 2010, Frederick, MD- Celebrate Frederick presents the 27th annual Independence Day Celebration on Sunday July 4th, from noon till dusk, in Baker Park, Frederick, MD. This years live entertainment variety is sure to please all listeners and will continue throughout the day’s festivities. There will be three stages featuring various entertainments including the Main Stage, Country Stage, and Bandshell areas.

Main Stage

Shane Gamble: The main stage entertainment will begin at 12:45pm, featuring Shane Gamble. Gamble provides a refreshing and engaging rock/pop performance. He is known for his soulful and melodic songs. Inspired by Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, he began to play the guitar at age 5 and has developed his musical career creating original and self produced albums. Gamble has released three albums to date. His songs have a mix of rock and blues with an acoustic originality. Be sure to catch this performance in hopes of a preview of his upcoming album release, fall 2010. For a taste Shane Gamble’s music and more information about performances visit www.shanegamble.com.

Vinyl Rhino: From 3:00 to 4:30 pm Baltimore’s own Vinyl Rhino will take over the main stage. The five musicians that have come together to form this Rock cover band feature songs by popular artists like Pearl Jam, Led Zepellin, and Van Halen. The show is sure to include exciting hits that bring back the memories of your youth. To preview their music visit their website at www.vinylrhino.com.

Kelly Bell Band: At 5:15, the Kelly Bell Band will take the main stage. Returning to Frederick to share their Phat Blues lyrics, Kelly Bell Band is a unique performance that takes the classic blues style and transforms into their own. The band adds a touch of funk and passion to each performance. They have been named, The “Best Blues Band in the Mid-Atlantic Region” for the past nine years, along with having features in music magazines like Blues Revue Magazine. Their performances are known to inspire an energy and groove that is contagious throughout the whole audience. For more reviews and information about the Kelly Bell Band visit www.phatblues.com.

WFRE Country Stage

Jerrod Niemann: Beginning at 1:30pm the country stage will kick off with Kansas raised Jerrod Niemann. Inspired by country song performers like Lefty Frizzell and Conway Twitty, Niemann has written songs for stars like Garth Brooks resulting in top 40 hits. He is sure to provide a strong country performance that will start the day off right. Go online to www.jrod.net to get a glimpse of this opening performer.

Josh Thompson: 4pm will bring one of country’s newest performers, Josh Thompson, to the stage. With his first album release in February 2010, Thompson has already been involved in tours featuring top chart artists like Brad Paisley and Derks Bentley. Catch a preview of this rising country star at www.joshthompsonofficial.com.

Lee Brice: At 7pm Lee Brice, Country’s top chart performer, will be taking the stage. Having co-written songs for country stars like Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks, Brice is probably best known for his recent top 15 chart hit, “Love Like Crazy.” This country performance will surely liven up the crowd. Visit www.leebrice.com for a snapshot of what to look forward to on the 4th.

Bandshell

The Bandshell entertainment will begin the day’s celebration with the opening ceremonies, starting at noon. This stage will feature live children’s entertainment throughout the day, including the Kountry K-9 Show and Mr. Brown the Clown. At 2:45pm help select the best patriotic attire in the Best Patriotic Dressed Competition. Children are sure to have a great time with the various performers at the Bandshell. From 8pm till fireworks begin, the Spires Brass Band will begin an instrumental performance that will inspire an appreciation for the art of a traditional English Brass band. This will be the band’s 16th year of Frederick performances and is sure to be one of their most outstanding performances to date.

The annual Fourth of July Celebration would not be possible without the continual support of its corporate sponsors. This year’s Spires sponsors include: Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union. The Carillon sponsors for 2010 are Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, Weis Markets, WFRE, and WFMD. The 2010 Bandshell sponsors are BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News-Post, The Plamondon Companies, and WHAG. The 2010 Program Sponsors include Bechtel, Bud Light, Clym Environmental Services and Frederick Magazine. Their generous support makes this event possible.

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

FREDERICK’S 4th—An Independence Day Celebration

Fun FOr All Ages

June 17, 2010, Frederick, MD – Celebrate Frederick presents the 27th Annual Independence Day Celebration in Baker Park, Frederick, MD. This year’s celebration is sure to provide activities and entertainment for all ages!

The day’s festivities will kick-off with a patriotic opening ceremony in the Baker Park Bandshell at Noon. The ceremony will start the nation’s celebration off right and be followed up by live children’s entertainment and the Best Dressed competition at 2:45pm. The competition will select the most patriotic attire based on originality, patriotism, and use of red, white, and blue. Show off your most patriotic ensemble for a chance to win this friendly competition.

Be sure to sample Frederick’s finest chili selection in the Chili Cook-off competition, located in the Baker Park near the main stage. Cooks will begin preparing chili at 8:30am and the public can start sampling at 1:00pm. Taste all chili selections, for only $10.00, to help select the winner of the people’s choice award. Judging will take place at 3pm and awards will be given at 4pm.

Children of all ages will have an exciting day participating in the 2nd Annual Scavenger Hunt. Stop by the gazebo information booth for a map and explore the set ups throughout Carillon villages to complete the Hunt. Located throughout the booths will be prizes, crafts, face painting and games for all to participate in. Once you complete your map return it to the information booth for prizes, giveaways and the chance to win a Frederick’s 4th prize pack featuring a 3 day/2 night mini vacation with over 80 resorts to choose from, courtesy of Paige’s Promotions.

Children’s amusements will also be featured in the Carillon and Culler Lake areas. Activities include:

CARILLON KIDZ ZONE
Baker Park from 12:30 to 7:30 pm
Big Country Amusements - $10 unlimited wristband/$1 individual
Slide, twirl and climb through the Kid's Zone with tons of inflatable amusements for children of all ages.
KidzArt Mural - FREE

Make your own mark on Frederick's 4th with the KidzArt Mural. Designed especially for the celebration, the mural is a one-of-a-kind piece of art that the children can help to create.
Faces R Fun Face Painting - $5.00 to $10.00 each
Show your patriotic spirit with red, white and blue designs
Martial Arts Demonstrations - FREE
Watch Jung Do Martial Arts and Korean Martial Arts give live demonstrations
D&D Pony Rides - $4.00 per ride
Kids young and old can take a ride around the pony track
Summer’s Farm Petting Zoo - FREE
Meet and greet some furry friends or take a picture in the GIGANTIC chair
Hobbytown USA Frederick Remote Control Cars - FREE

Become the driver on our race track with a variety of remote control cars

FLEMING AVENUE AREA

Edward P. Thomas Jr. Municipal Swimming Pool - See Admission Rates below
Open from 12:30 till 8:00 pm on Fleming Avenue to take a dip to cool off and beat the summer heat.

CITY
RESIDENT
NON-CITY
RESIDENT
Child (12 & under)$3$4
Adult (13 - 55)$5$6
Sr. Citizen (56 & up)$3 $4
Handicap $3 $4

CULLER LAKE AREA
River & Trail Outfitters on the Lake - $5 per person per ride or climb
From Noon to Dusk sail on Culler Lake on canoes, paddle boats and kiwi kayaks or take a turn on the Rock Climbing Wall.

Join in the fun at the annual volleyball tournament located on the lawn of Frederick High School from 7:30am to 8:00pm. The tournament will feature Men’s & Women’s Doubles & Recreational Coed 6’s. Pre-registration is required. For more information visit www.FREDERICKvbc.org.

Also, do not miss the hot air balloon and NASCAR sponsored by BB&T! Two spectacular sights to see at Frederick’s 4th courtesy of our generous sponsor.

At dusk take in the spectacular fireworks show. This bright display can be seen throughout the park, but be sure to grab your seats early because the park will fill up quickly. There will be signs advising where visitors can and cannot sit.

This Independence Celebration has something to offer visitors of all ages and will be a day packed with family activities and entertainment. Come out and join the nation’s celebration with Celebrate Frederick.

The annual Fourth of July Celebration would not be possible without the continual support of its corporate sponsors. This year’s Spires sponsors include: Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union. The Carillon sponsors for 2010 are Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, Weis Markets, 99.9 WFRE, and 930 WFMD. The 2010 Bandshell sponsors are BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News- Post, The Plamondon Companies, and WHAG. The 2010 Program Sponsors include Bechtel, Clym Environmental Services, Bud Light, and Frederick Magazine. Their generous support makes this event possible.

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





Friday, June 11, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Frederick Arts Festival 2010

The 2010 Frederick Festival of the Arts at Carroll Creek Linear Park in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The festival grounds run from Court Street to East Street.

www.frederick.com/Frederick_Arts_Festival_2010-a-1512.html

Rose Hill Manor Colonial Days 2010

Discover Frederick’s colonial heritage with living history demonstrations and activities. Enjoy learning about daily life in the 18th century as you visit with tradesmen, Native Americans, soldiers and other pioneers.

For video clips see:
www.frederick.com/Rose_Hill_Manor_Colonial_Days_2010-a-15...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Boss Hoss Open House Frederick, Maryland

Boss Hoss motorcycles are the most powerful production bikes in the world...at the Cycles & Trikes of Frederick Open House visitors felt the power!

For video see:
www.frederick.com/Cycles__Trikes_of_Frederick_MD__Boss_Ho...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

RCS_0295 - Pangaea Dancer

Click Here for lots of photos from the 2010 Pangaea Festival at Baker Park in Frederick, Maryland.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

PANGAEA FREDERICK

PANGAEA FREDERICK – A FESTIVAL CELEBRATING OUR HERITAGE

Festival to host International music, dance, food, and marketplace

Celebrate Frederick is pleased to announce this year’s 3rd annual Pangaea Frederick agenda. This unique festival aims to unite the Frederick community in celebrating culture, heritage, and the importance of diversity. This year, the festival is changing location from the Westridge Square Shopping Center to Frederick’s Baker Park, and is scheduled to be held on Saturday, May 8th.

A Naturalization Ceremony will kick off festivities at 11:00 a.m.


NATURALIZATION CEREMONY

The 2010 Naturalization Ceremony is an event that for many represents the culmination of years of commitment, patience, learning and arduous work toward achieving American citizenship. Celebrate Frederick is happy to share in this ceremony to recognize over 100 new US citizens as their take the Oath of Allegiance.

WORLD STAGE

Noon – 12:45 p.m. Asian Heritage Performances – Coordinated by LIFE & Discovery Inc. and Fiesta Asia. – From East Asia to South Asia, these performers will enthrall audiences with a mythical dragon, powerful martial arts, legendary drumming, intricate costumes and vibrant hip shaking!

1:15 – 2:00 PM Trio Caliente – This sizzling band fuses elements of Bossa Nova, gypsy rumba and contemporary flamenco with soothing jazz vocals and musical arrangements, creating a unique Latin-flavored sound.

2:45 – 3:30 PM Kwame and the Fritete African Drum and Dance Ensemble – This ensemble is committed to preserving and promoting West African culture through traditional rhythms, dance, song and chants.

4:15 – 5:00 PM The Crawdaddies – Flavors of Cajun, Zydeco and Reggae are combined to create a groove-laden sound that is unquestionably unique. This group’s eclectic and good-time spirit attract and thrill audiences of all ages.

HERITAGE PERFORMANCE STAGE -

12:15 – 12:45 PM Frederick Salsa, Inc. – Enjoy energetic performances of popular Latin dances such as Salsa, Merengue and Bachata.

1:00 – 1:30 PM Asian Heritage Performance – Community performances coordinated by LIFE & Discovery.

1:45 – 2:45 PM Native Americas People – Expressions of Native American Culture –Meaningful stories unfold during this rhythmic dance and drum performance. Colorful regalia enhance this stunning expression of Native American culture.

3:00 – 3:30 PM Asian Heritage Performance – Community performances coordinated by LIFE & Discovery.

3:45 – 4:15 PM Hula Dancers from Art in Motion Inc. – Bringing a taste of Polynesian tradition to Pangaea Frederick, these exciting dancers showcase the beauty and culture of the Hawaiian Islands.

4:30 – 5:00 PM Asian Heritage Performance – Community performances coordinated by LIFE & Discovery.

BEER & WINE GARDEN

Enjoy beverages from around the world in the Pangaea Frederick Beer and Wine Garden. Choose from wines made in Portugal and France, or from beer brewed in Germany, England and the United States. Must be 21 years of age with valid I.D. to attend. $


FUTSAL TOURNAMENT – NEW!

The Inaugural Futsal Tournament begins at Noon and lasts throughout the afternoon. This soccer-like sport originated in South America, with strong ties to Portugal and Spain. The winning team in the Pangaea Frederick Futsal Tournament will receive a purse valued at $300.00, so the competition is sure to be exciting. Adults ages 18 and older are invited to register. For registration information, visit www.CelebrateFrederick.com.


INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE

Learn about different cultures, purchase handmade wares from around the world and watch exciting demonstrations in the International Marketplace.

3rd Eye Artwork – African American – Original art

Alliance Française de Frederick – French – Cultural display

Andean Treasures – Latin American – Jewelry

CALM, Inc. – Multi-cultural – Informational display

Frederick County Human Relations Commission – Multi-cultural – Informational display

Frederick Salsa, LLC – Latin American – Mini dance lessons

Frederick Sister Cities Association – German/Brazilian – Cultural display

“Green Tea” Japanese Culture Club – Japanese – Pottery, jewelry and calligraphy art

Habitat for Humanity – United States – Informational display

JFG Jewelry Designs – United States – Jewelry

LIFE & Discovery, Inc. – Chinese/Korean/Japanese – Cultural display

M. Carolyn Judd – Nicaraguan – Jewelry, pottery and art

Magaly’s Creations – Nicaraguan – Jewelry

Marie’s Collections – Afghan/Indian – Shawls, jewelry and embroidery

Mystic Warriors – South American – Andean music

Origami Crafts – Japanese – Origami crafts

Special Treasures Jewelry – English/Native American – Jewelry

US Citizenship and Immigration Services – Multi-cultural – American history trivia game



KIDS VILLAGE

Children of all ages will love Kids Village, where learning about different cultures become fun and games!

Able & Willing International Education Foundation – Congolese – Purchase books and play with model cars constructed of scrap wire and flip-flops. Proceeds support education for orphans in the Congo.

Carroll Creek Montessori – United States – Children’s craft

Frederick Alliance Church – Egyptian – Children’s craft and face painting

Giggles Plaster Crafts – United States – Purchase plaster figurines to paint

Girl Scout Council of the Nations Capital – Russian – Create Russian nesting dolls

H2 Yo Yo – United States – Purchase balloon yo yos.

Jung Do Martial Arts – Korean – Demonstrations of traditional Korean martial arts

Korean Martial Arts – Korean – Watch fascinating demonstrations in TawKwonDo,

HapkiDo and KumDo

Language Learning Foundation – Multi-cultural – Foreign language movements and music for pre-K and school age children

March of Dimes Foundation – Multi-cultural – Face painting

Mental Health Association of Frederick/Child Care Choices – Multi-cultural – Create a Hands Around the World wreath

SIT Study Abroad – Multi-cultural – Geography bee and international trivia

WILSON PARROT FOUNDATION – 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Get up-close-and-personal with these exotic birds under the watchful eye of the Wilson Parrot Foundation staff!

KIDS VILLAGE LEARNING CORNER – NEW!

From storytelling in Spanish to Polynesian hula dance lessons, the Kids Village Learning Corner will be filled throughout the day with exciting activities! Don’t miss any of these fun and educational programs. For a full schedule, visit www.CelebrateFrederick.com.

INTERNATIONAL FOOD COURT

Caribbean Soul Restaurant – Jamaican

Food Fest – Thai

Isabella’s Taverna & Tapas Bar – Spanish

Meadows Frozen Custard – United States

Nader’s Bistro & Grill – Greek

Sno Cones & More! – German

Tajitu Ethiopian Restaurant – Ethiopian

T.K. Grill – Chinese

That Cuban Place Café – Cuban

Uncle Moe’s Soul Food – United States/Southern

Yummy Food Corner & Grill – Chinese


RECYCLING AT PANGAEA FREDERICK – NEW!

Help Celebrate Frederick and Clym Environmental Services make Pangaea Frederick a “greener” event by depositing recyclable materials in the provided recycling stations throughout Baker Park. Your participation will help in reducing the amount of solid waste in our local landfills, and will help raise awareness about the importance of recycling in our everyday lives. Thank you for your help as we “Go Green” at Pangaea Frederick!

The following Corporate Sponsors make the events possible by their generous financial contributions to Celebrate Frederick, our sponsors are: Spires Level Sponsors: Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union; Carillon Level Sponsors: Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, Weis Markets and 99.9 WFRE/930 WFMD; Bandshell Level Sponsors: BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News Post, The Plamondon Companies and WHAG. Program Sponsors: Bechtel, Clym Environmental Services, Frederick Arts Council, Frederick County Human Relations Commission, Renewal by Andersen and Wantz Distributors/Bud Light.

The partnership between the City of Frederick, Celebrate Frederick, Inc. the event volunteers, and the generosity of the business community enables the Frederick community to enjoy the quality of life that is unmatched by any other city. For more information on volunteering, contact The Office of Special Events at 301-228-2841. For event information, please visit our website at www.CelebrateFrederick.com.


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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

GARDENS NAMED FOR ANNUAL BEYOND THE GARDEN GATES TOUR

GARDENS NAMED FOR ANNUAL BEYOND THE GARDEN GATES TOUR


Celebrate Frederick’s 2010 Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour features ten of Frederick’s finest private and public gardens that are sure to inspire your green thumb! These beautiful gardens will appeal to everyone, from the novice gardener to the seasoned pro. Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour will be held in Historic Frederick on Saturday, May 15th and Sunday, May 16th, from 1 to 5 p.m.

In addition, this year’s garden tour introduces a brand new Garden Marketplace. This inaugural marketplace will be located at the Official Garden Tour Hospitality Center in the City Hall Courtyard, and will fill the surrounding area with music, food, and garden related wares. Marketplace hours are 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. City Hall is located at 101 North Court Street in Frederick, Maryland.

This year’s tour showcases a variety of gardening styles, from Old World charm and formal elegance, to English-infused beauty.

The gardens for this year’s tour follow:

The Gardens of the Evangelical Lutheran Church - 31 E. Church Street

Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1738, and is the oldest Lutheran congregation in Maryland. The present sanctuary was built in 1854 and shortly thereafter was used as a hospital after the battle of Antietam in September 1862. The grounds on Church Street accommodate over 13 gardens that range from formal to casual. The gardens have played backdrop to beautiful weddings, as well as picnics and church gatherings. The 100 year old Elm and low growing Japanese Maple tree create a serene atmosphere for members of the congregation seeking private conversations or ministering. In addition to providing sanctuary, the gardens often play a teaching role. A local eagle scout earned a badge designing and laying out one of the many gardens. The garden is graciously maintained by John Andrews Landscape Enterprises.

The Garden of Larry and Ann Attanasio - 223 E. 2nd Street

Just two blocks from Market Street, escape from the summer’s heat in this casual and serene garden. Beyond the double gate of this 1840 Federal style house lies an inviting garden evocative of a "Charleston hidden porch". This shade garden offers an oasis from the summer's heat. Several lovely seating areas among ferns and potted plants create an inviting atmosphere which might cause you to linger a bit in this second garden.

The Garden of Guillermo & Dian Rubiera - 225 E. 2nd Street

Whether it was dirt, flowers or building hardscapes – Dian Guillermo grew up in the country working hands on in the garden. The idea of planning, executing and completing a plan in the garden is something Dian finds both relaxing and rewarding. Korean and Kousa Dogwood, a Japanese Maple and a large Gingko tree shared between neighbors add height to the garden. In addition to the Colorado Spruces, Nellie Steven Hollis, Aunt Dee and Prolific Wisteria, the butterfly bush adds even more ambiance to this lush landscape. The slate patio with bricked gold fish pond houses arbortorium pots of stella d’oro and hibiscus. As you follow the flower beds along the slate path to the back of the garden, steal a moment of calm and shade under the wisteria covered pergola.

The Garden of Ruth Schipper - 311 E. 3rd Street

A backyard filled with patchy spots of green grass dotted with clover, strawberry plants and three fruit trees generously “donated” from passing birds greeted this garden owner on move in day. Walking along a hand laid (and wobbly) brick path to the back gate the ideas began to flow. After the completion of the University of Maryland Extension Service Master Gardeners class, Ruth began work on her “canvas” at 311 E. Third Street. With the help of Hawkins Landscaping, the garden and path was laid out as you see it today. The new stone path incorporates the bricks of the wobbly one of old and leads to a small statue of St. Fiacre – patron saint of gardeners. Dominated by perennials and vigorous self-seeing plants, the garden also boasts many plantings given by good friends. Watching these plantings return to life each Spring is considered a wonderful reminder of affection and gratitude for this Master Gardener.

The Garden of Tom & Cathy Canning - 327 E. 3rd Street

A blend between formal and cottage styles, you are visiting a garden in the season for which it was specifically designed. Spending much of their summer in Cape May, the Canning’s wanted to be sure to take advantage of the beautiful Frederick spring before heading off for vacation. A flagstone entrance was constructed off the screened in porch to lead you into the garden. While an antique park lamp and iron-gate create a vintage inspired backdrop to the blooming peonies.

The Garden of Michael & Patricia Harrison at Café Anglais - 238 N. Market Street

Daisy’s Garden, named for the Harrison’s pet dog, provides patrons of Café Anglais the chance to enjoy lunch or afternoon tea. This peaceful English style garden is a natural setting for many bridal showers and birthdays parties here in downtown Frederick. Each winter, the Harrison’s eagerly await the spring to hear the birds, see the bulbs emerge and plan on a summer of color. A variety of ferns and one large hemlock mark this landscaped yard with a mix of Astilbe, Campanula, Primrose and Hydrangea. Three unique features were added to the garden upon some apartment renovations by the homeowners. The claw footed tubs proved to be the perfect vessels for water features and planting.

The Garden at the Record Street Home for the Aged - 115 Record Street

The Record Street Home was established to provide “means of obtaining the comfort and security so necessary for the repose of mind and body which should ever attend the declining years of life” and is the only one of its kind still operable in the State of Maryland. This garden provides a pleasant place for its residents to enjoy the outdoors or remain active through light gardening. The two patios are ideal for residents to relax with friends and family during visits while observing the bird and butterfly residents of the garden.

The Garden of Marlborough House - 101 Record Street

You will find the beauty of this garden not behind the garden gates but in the front. The garden tended by residents Tom & Madge Yewell, Dick & Franci Wryough and Chip Dorsey borders the front of this house on the corner of Record and Church Streets. Essentially a planting garden, take note of the large Pyracatha as most people strolling by home do as well. A back patio plays host to parties and dinners in the summer and boasts items brought back from one of the residents previous homes in Mexico.

The Garden of Kevin & Margaret Hluch - 113 W. All Saints Street

Described by the Hluch’s as a space for meditation, their Zen layout brings a different style garden to the tour. Not solely considered a place for relaxation, the garden comfortably hosts BBQ’s, cocktails parties and a possible wedding in the near future. Central to the garden is a pergola and serene lily pond which provides the ideal spot to take rest in the space. The garden and Carroll Creek provide a wonderful backdrop for the many sculptures the Hluch’s treasure.

The Market Street Garden and The Director’s Rose Garden of the Federated Charities of Frederick 22 S. Market Street

Two distinctive gardens can be found at this location, one an original “postage stamp” style garden and the other a secluded niche tucked behind the building. The Market Street Garden, situated along the side of the building, is reminiscent of the Greek revival style of the residence itself. Visitors will be welcomed by the original Wickersham wrought iron fencing and gates surrounding this space. The Director’s Rose Garden can be found in the rear of the building. Both gardens are dominated by roses. The Market Street Garden is further enhanced by a host of perennials and annuals, including hostas, English ivy and Prairie Mallow plants. Matt Shelton of Innovative Landscapes graciously donates his talents to help maintain these gardens.

As you’re wandering through each garden, take a minute to watch the local artists who will be creating their own vision of the space, and don’t forget to visit the Garden Marketplace at the Frederick City Hall Courtyard for garden-related merchandise, food, and refreshments.

Tickets for the tour, which is held rain or shine, cost $20 per person and are mid-April at the following locations:

* Flights of Fancy - 20 N. East Street
* The Grapevine - 117 E. Patrick Street
* The Tourism Council of Frederick County - 19 E. Church Street

Tickets can also be purchased online at www.celebratefrederick.com via Pay-Pal starting in April.

As all of the gardens featured on the tour are provided courtesy of the homeowners or business owners, proper garden tour etiquette is requested. This includes remaining on paths or following directions through the gardens as indicated by the hosts. In addition, please refrain from wearing high-heeled shoes or pushing strollers in grassy areas. This will help to preserve the beauty of the gardens that the owners have worked so diligently to provide for the tour. Parents are asked to prevent children from picking flowers.

The 2010 Garden Tour Committee of Celebrate Frederick and The Tasker’s Chance Garden Club organized this year’s tour. The following Corporate Sponsors make this event possible by their generous financial contributions to Celebrate Frederick, our sponsors are: Spires Level Sponsors: Bechtel Group Foundation and Spectrum Federal Credit Union; Carillon Level Sponsors: Comcast, Sandy Spring Bank, Weis Markets, and 99.9 WFRE/930 WFMD; Bandshell Level Sponsors: BB&T, COMSTAR Federal Credit Union, The Frederick News Post, The Plamondon Companies and WHAG. Program Sponsor: Frederick Memorial Hospital.

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

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