This June 2, the community is welcome to celebrate and learn about the Filipino culture with special presentations and enjoy their delicious food at the Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Night/Asian Fusion Cuisine fundraiser, sponsored by the Filipino Americans of Carroll County.
Erlinda West, one of the board members of FACC, stated in an email interview that this is the first time that they will be hosting this event, however, with the hopes that it will usher in a new tradition for St. Joseph’s Catholic Community Fellowship Hall, where the event will be hosted.
West also stated that Jarvis Abellana, an active member of the church and FACC, came up with this idea, and explained that the FACC is a non-profit organization whose members consist of Filipinos by ethnicity and Americans by nationality, first generation Americans from different countries, and full-blooded Americans and native to Carroll County or elsewhere.
“The Filipino community in Carroll County has grown tremendously these past four decades, which gave way to the establishment of the Filipino Americans of Carroll County,” stated West. “Its mission is to promote the Philippine Culture in the community and ensure that the youth born in this country continue to enjoy the old traditions and culture brought over by their parents, thereby safeguarding part of their heritage.”
West stated that the United States and the Philippines have a very long history of friendship and connection with each other, and this why she believes that this is the reason why many Filipinos feel comfortable and happy living in this country.
The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m. The tickets for the dinner are $7 and this includes 3 entrees, a drink, and a Filipino dessert.
West stated that the entrees will represent cuisines from Thailand, Japan, and the Philippines, such as Filipino chicken adobo, pansit, sushi, miso soup, pad Thai, chicken curry, and spring rolls.
Also, throughout the dinner, West stated that there will be cultural presentations.
To RSVP to this event, you may email the FACC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is also brought to you by Knights of Columbus Council 7612.
The St. Joseph’s Catholic Community Fellowship Hall is located at 915 Liberty Road.
Eldersburg branch library presents Container Gardening
Container Gardening will be presented on June 3 at the Carroll County Public Library’s Eldersburg branch and the attendees will be able to learn about the many benefits of container gardening.
Throughout the event, the library will be focusing the instructions on different herbs, flowers, and vegetables, and they will explain what grows better in containers than in the ground.
This is a great opportunity to learn how to prevent the deer in your garden from eating your vegetables and to overcome the challenges of pests by using containers to grow them.
This event is targeted to adults and there is no registration required.
The event starts at 2 p.m. and for more information, you may contact the library at 410.386.4488.
The Eldersburg library is located at 6400 W. Hemlock Drive.
First Friday Community Buffet Dinner in Mount Airy
Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary celebrates their monthly First Friday, community buffet dinner, this June 1, where you will be able to taste delicious chicken, shrimp, and more.
Throughout the dinner, the attendees will be able to enjoy fried chicken, fried shrimp, and mac and cheese.
They will also be offering green beans, stewed tomatoes, cole slaw, baked apples, and rolls and butter. For drinks, they will have iced tea and coffee.
Also, desserts are available for purchase and carry out is $1 extra.
Admission to this event is $15 for adults, kids from 6 to 12 years old for $8, and kids under 5 eat free. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m.
The dinner will be hosted at the Mount Airy Reception Hall located at 1008 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy.
For more information, you may contact Ben Gue at 301-829-2112.