Out & About Community Events

‘Mulan, JR’ Theatre Arts Performance

Feb. 23, 7 p.m.; Feb. 24, 7 p.m.; Feb. 25, 2 p.m., Windsor Knolls Middle School

Support the arts at Windsor Knolls Middle School and see the talented cast of this year’s musical. $10 for reserved seating, $7 for general admission.

Painting the Past

Feb. 24, 1 p.m. (also March 24, April 28, 1 p.m.), Monocacy National Battlefield

Paint toy soldiers with a ranger at the park’s first paint-and-take program. Discussions about Civil War uniforms and camp life will take place during the paint sessions. This three-hour program is open to ages eight and above. All materials and instruction will be provided. Seats are limited; reservations are required. Registration begins Feb. 1. Contact Rangers Matt Borders or Brian Dankmeyer at 301.662.3515.

UHS Mini-Thon Fundraiser,

Feb. 27, 2:30-9 p.m., Manhattan Pizza

Dine in or take out, 20 percent of your bill will be given to Mini-Thon. www.manhattanpizza.com

Substance Abuse Information Night

Feb. 27, 7 p.m., UHS Auditorium

Speakers from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, the Frederick County Health Department, and the Youth Ranch discuss common signs of substance abuse that parents can look for, proactive steps that parents can take to keep kids safe, and resources available in the community. Sponsored by the Urbana High School PTSA. Free.

Black History Month: Remembering Africa in Western Maryland, 1750-1865

Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

Dr. Amt, Hood College professor, discusses how slavery in western Maryland differed from slavery in the Deep South, using narratives from the time. Free.

UMS Town Hall Meeting

Feb. 28, 7 p.m., UMS Media Center

UMS Principal Daddone discusses bullying and the UMS car rider area. Free.

IB Showcase

March 1, 6-8 p.m., Urbana High School

Juniors and seniors in Frederick County’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program will welcome guests from across the region for the IB Showcase, a special program of instrumental performances, visual arts and original research projects. The event will also include a silent auction. For more information, contact the Urbana IB Office, 240.236.7748, or visit the school website, education.fcps.org/uhs.

Karaoke Night with DJ Al

Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 8-11 p.m., The Greene Turtle, Urbana

Share your talent! DJ Al spins the tunes.

Sol Yoga: Good Cause Class

March 2 & 23, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. Free, but donations are accepted.

Free Women’s Self Defense

Urbana Academy, 11791 Fingerboard Road, Monrovia, March 3, 1-2:30 p.m. (also April 7, 1 p.m. & May 5, 1 p.m.), Urbana Academy, 11791 Fingerboard Road

Learn simple, practical methods of self-defense that could save your life. Open to girls and women ages 12 and up. www.urbanaacademy.com

Indoor Guard/Percussion Show

March 3, 10-11 a.m., Urbana High School

Come out and see some of the best Indoor Color Guard and Indoor Percussion groups in the area, including the Mighty Hawks.

Memory Lab Oral History Collection

March 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

Volunteers will interview community members who are interested in participating in an oral history project documenting the diverse history of Frederick County. To register for an interview time, visit https://tinyurl.com/FCPLMemory1.

Family Tunes and Tales: Symphony Storytime with Frederick Symphony Orchestra

March 3, 10-10:45 a.m., Urbana Regional Library

Frederick Symphony Orchestra musicians perform classical music to beloved stories, followed by a musical instrument petting zoo provided by Music and Arts. This event is perfect for little ones, birth to age five.

Safe and Sane: Carrabba’s Night

March 5, 6 p.m., UHS Cafeteria

Enjoy an Italian dinner and silent auction to benefit Safe and Sane. UHS seniors will provide service, and all tips will be donated to Safe and Sane. $15 for adults; $10 for children under 12. Register and pay by Feb. 26. Visit https://twitter.com/hawksafeandsane or email chilly65@comcast.net for more information.

NSHS Coat Drive

March 6, 7 p.m., UHS Cafeteria

Those who donate coats will play Latino games, listen to Latino music and eat Latino food. Organized by the UHS National Spanish Honor Society.

STEM Night 2018

March 7, 6-7:30, Centerville Elementary School

Toy inventors, toy makers and toy lovers will enjoy the CES STEM Night. Students can create fidget makers, make playdough, construct toy cars and more. Free.

IB Recital

March 8, 7-9 p.m., Urbana High School Choral Room

Sponsored by FCPS. Free.

Cooperstown Bull Roast & Silent Auction

March 9, 6-10 p.m., Urbana Fire Hall

This evening benefits the Urbana 12U Travel Baseball Team. Enjoy barbecue from Mission BBQ, beer or wine, DJ music and silent auction items from local businesses. Adults only; admission is $40. www.cooperstownbullroast.eventbrite.com for tickets.


March 10, 2-4 p.m., UHS Gym

This first-ever UHS Mini-THON Zumba-THON benefits children fighting cancer. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door.

Wild West Hawktion 2018

Clarion Inn FSK, March 10, 7 p.m.

Urbana Elementary PTA holds its silent auction with a Wild West theme. Enjoy food, entertainment and good deals. Tickets are $12; adults only. Visit www.uespta.org to purchase.

CES & UES Helping Hoops Basketball Game

March 14, 6:30-8 p.m., Urbana High School Main Gym

Staff from Urbana Elementary and Centerville Elementary play a friendly game of basketball and collect items for community members in need. Entry fee is one canned food/hygiene item donation at the door.

Stitches in Time

March 17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (meets every third Saturday of every month), Thomas House, Monocacy National Battlefield

Grab your knitting/crochet supplies and head to the historic Thomas House for a morning of crafting, creativity and comradery. Work on your own project or something that may be donated to a local charity. Limited knitting/crocheting supplies will be available. Call 301.662.3515 with questions. Free.

Discover and Explore: Purim

March 18, 2-4 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

Learn what Purim means around the world in partnership with Congregation Or Chadash. Live performances and activities for the whole family! Free.

Garden Maintenance for Real Life

March 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

Marianne Willburn, author of “Big Dreams, Small Garden,” presents strategies for balancing garden maintenance with a busy life.


March 22 & 23, 7 p.m.; March 24, 1 p.m. & 7 p.m., UHS Auditorium

Urbana High School Drama presents its spring musical, “Footloose.” Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes and come out for a Rockin Good Time. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Purchase advance tickets at Showtix4u.com.


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