Circumstances may cause events to be changed. Please confirm with the contacts listed.
Please advise of any upcoming events that we have not included.
Mail us or call (301) 387-5898.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
McHenry Highland Festival -- June 7, 2014
Garrett County Fair -- July 26 - Aug. 2, 2014
Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival -- September 5-7, 2014
2014 Canoe Slalom World Championships -- Sept. 16-21
Autumn Glory Festival -- October 8-12, 2014

See also, State Parks Info. and  Wisp page, for more events

 

April 2

Increasing Profits & Performance through Social Media
GEIC building at the College 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Chamber members $10 in advance $15 at the door; Non-members $20
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc., etc., etc.  What does it all mean?  How can your organization build a practical, cost-effective, market and customer driven social media program?  How can you use that program to add value, drive customer engagement and enhance your profits? This practical two hour seminar will cut through the noise and help you understand the social media ecosystem and how to capitalize on it in a practical, cost effective way that integrates into your overall marketing plan.

April 3

Bus Trip to the Office of the Missing Soldier
Sponsored by GLAF
$40/person
Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office was originally rediscovered by Richard Lyons of the General Services Administration in 1996, when the building was scheduled for demolition. The site is where Clara Barton lived during and immediately after the Civil War. She used the property not only as a place to live, but also an office to handle correspondence concerning missing soldiers.   We will be leaving Braddock Square (Lavale, Maryland) at 9 am and returning at 6 pm. Times are subject to change.  

April 5

Big Bucks Bingo
Friendsville Volunteer Fire Department
Door open at 5; Games start at 6:30
$25
Proceeds benefit Toxic Twist World's Dance Team and the Friendsville Fire Department.   Speed games and refreshments for sale.  Tickets available at the door or by calling Roger at 240-321-5877.

Garrett College Open House
11 a.m to 2 p.m.
Garrett College Open House is open to the public for individuals interested in finding out about college credit and workforce development opportunities. Program Directors will be available to speak to individuals in addition to Financial Aid and Admissions representatives. Tours of the campus, CARC, and residence halls will be provided. Lunch is included at no charge to participants.

Artist Reception
The Gallery Shop in downtown Oakland
Meet watercolor artist Nancy Biggs. Her one-woman exhibit "This Land..." will be on display and works for sale from Mar. 17 through Apr. 25. The exhibit features rural scenes of the land and people. Join us for light refreshments from 5-7pm. For more information, call 301-334-6580. Sponsored by Garrett County Arts Council.

April 9-13

I Hate Hamlet
Our Town Theatre
Andy Rally is a young actor fresh off a hot TV show when he moves to New York, buys John Barrymore's old apartment, and is cast as Hamlet in a Shakespeare in the Park production. When he expresses misgivings about playing the doomed prince, the ghost of John Barrymore takes matters into his own hands and prepares Rally for the role of a lifetime. While the specter of Barrymore parades around his apartment in authentic Shakespeare garb, Andy must also deal with a girlfriend who has outrageous expectations for him, a real estate broker who can speak to the dead, an agent who may or may not have had a fling with Barrymore, and a best friend who tries to convince Andy to ditch Hamlet and move back to L.A.Performances will be April 9-12 at 8:00 pm and April 13 at 2:00 pm. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 301-334-5640 or by visiting our website at www.ourtowntheatre.org
 

April 12

Pasion Y Arte
Garrett College, 7:30 p.m.
$20 Adults; $5 Students
Pasion Y Arte has achieved a reputation for staging ground-breaking contemporary dance. It is an all female company that creates and performs new works of contemporary feminist flamenco dance.

 

Annual Frostbite Golf Tournament
Oakland  Golf Club, 12:30 - 4:30
$20 members; $30 guests

Join us for our kick off event for our Spring golf season on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 12:30 start time.  Food will be available and chances to win tournament prizes.  There will also be a 50/50 drawing. There will be four person teams.  You can form your own team or individuals can be placed on one.

 

Garrett County Health Fair
CARC building, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Free
Preventative health screenings, guest speakers, informational demonstrations and display

 

April 25

Garrett College Open House
11 a.m to 2 p.m.
Garrett College Open House is open to the public for individuals interested in finding out about college credit and workforce development opportunities. Program Directors will be available to speak to individuals in addition to Financial Aid and Admissions representatives. Tours of the campus, CARC, and residence halls will be provided. Lunch is included at no charge to participants.