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Celebrate Indian Culture, Heritage and Achievements

The 18th annual Festival of India, presented by the Indian Association of Frederick, is planned for Saturday, Sept. 7 at the W.R. Talley Rec Center, 123 Bentz St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and all are invited to this free admission event that celebrates Indian culture, heritage and achievements. Enjoy a journey through India’s diverse culture from various forms of Indian Classical dances to upbeat, modern Bollywood dances. Audience participation is encouraged with an open energetic Bhangra Workshop/ Zumba Session at the end of the program.

Food includes samosas, chaat, naan, authentic Indian food and more. Vendors bring sarees, suits, designer jewelry and more.

Peach of a Festival Planned

Sweet news. Pleasant Grove United Methodist’s annual Peach Festival is planned for  Saturday, Sept. 14, 4 p.m. on. Like an old-time church social, this festival features live music from the Browningsville Band, chicken and ham platters, sandwiches, peaches and ice cream, a bake table and a cake walk. Bring your lawn chairs. Admission is $13 for adults, $6.50 for children ages 6 to 12, free for children 5 and under. Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church is located at 3425 Green Valley Road. Please call 301.831.9033 for more information.

Dillon’s Army Continues the Fight With Charity Golf Tournament

The 13th annual Dillon Papier Charity Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Richland Golf Club in Middletown. The event will celebrate the life and legacy of Dillon Papier and continue to raise awareness for Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC). Dillon passed away two years ago and continues to make an impact on the community of Urbana. Come out and enjoy a day of golfing, provided meals and a silent auction. The option of only attending dinner and the silent auction is possible.

Dillon’s Army has worked tirelessly to promote awareness and generate funding to accelerate research. The community’s dedication and continued commitment has exceeded all expectations. More than $500,000 has been raised to date to find a treatment in honor of Dillon and the other children fighting NPC.

Please contact Mark Papier at or visit for more information.


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