Shop Talk

Carroll Creek Event Raises Funds for Charities

Visit the colorful night-lighted miniboat “Sailing Through the Winter Solstice” charity event in downtown Frederick at Carroll Creek Park and then vote online for the boat—and cause—you most want to support. Urbana and Frederick-based Capital Women’s Care in particular is sponsoring the boat named “Phoenix” to benefit Heartly House. The Heartly House in Frederick provides comprehensive services for victims and survivors of domestic violence. The boats sail through Feb. 3, 2019. To learn more and vote, visit

Monocacy to Go

You can now get a great meal to go from Monocacy Crossing. Meals for four are $40, and one dish is offered each week. Check the Monocacy Crossing Facebook page on Tuesday for that week’s “Monocacy to Go” meal, and then call 301.846.4204 to place your order. The to-go meals started in November, and the restaurant recommends early ordering because availability is limited.

Surf House Rolls Out New Menu

The Surf House Island Cantina, 8925 Fingerboard Road, has a new menu with 18 additional dishes like the 8-ounce Waygu filet from Snake River Farms with mashed potatoes and a citrusy butter-fried thyme and garlic sauce and the Angry Bird burrito featuring roasted chicken glazed in homemade hot sauce.

Green Valley Y Offers Winter Camps

Do you need to work Christmas week? The Green Valley Y has winter camps Dec. 26, 27 and 28 with fun themes and even a field trip planned. Wednesday is Frederick History Day, Thursday is Water Everywhere Thursday with STEM activities in the morning and swimming at the Frederick Y in the afternoon, and Friday is about Fun with laser tag at The Main Event in Columbia. For more information, contact Tyler Nicely at

Urbana Burger King Open Again

A roof fire on Dec. 5 forced Burger King at 3363 Urbana Pike to close. Following repairs, the fast food restaurant reopened on Dec. 14.

Winter of Awesome at Adventure Park

Adventure Park USA is offering multiple events throughout the winter season that they are calling “Winter of Awesome.” Look for a laser tag and virtual reality tournament running every Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. through February. Adventure Park USA is also hosting a family New Year’s Eve party on Dec. 31, 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Other events include a virtual reality snowball fight game. Visit for more information.


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