On Sept. 29, everyone is welcome to the first Mount Airy Oktoberfest that will be celebrated on Main Street with fun activities for kids and adults.
Pamela M. Reed, the Board Member of Ava’s T21 Foundation and President of the Mount Airy Main Street Association, stated, in an email interview, that she and Scott Sirchio, the Planning Commission Member and community volunteer, came up with the idea of starting the fest in Mount Airy.
“Events such as these help with the economic growth of Mount Airy by attracting people to our small town,” stated Reed. “Mount Airy is a unique town; people should attend for the cultural small Town experience with a rich history. One of our goals is to create an authentic Munich Oktoberfest experience.”
Throughout the event, the attendees will enjoy live music and the kids will have their own Kids Corner with moon-bounce, crafts, and carnival inspired games.
For the adults, they will offer the Bier Garden, where they will have special Oktoberfest selections and local choices. In addition, the attendees will enjoy traditional Bavarian food from local restaurants. Also, people will have the opportunity to walk around the Historic Main Street and shop.
The opening ceremonies for the Mount Airy Oktoberfest will begin at 11 a.m. with the presentation of the Mayor of Mount Airy, Patrick Rockinberg, who will be in charge of kicking off the event.
According to Reed, the proceeds collected at this event will benefit the Mount Airy Main Street Association (MAMSA) and the “Come Play with Me” initiative, a project of building an all-inclusive ADA compliant playground in Mount Airy, where people of all ages and all abilities can play.
“Our goal is to raise money for two great organizations and causes,” stated Reed.
The Mount Airy Oktoberfest is brought to you by the Mount Airy Main Street Association and Ava’s T21 Foundation Inc., a nonprofit organization that promotes a quality life for people with Down Syndrome.
The event will be celebrated on Main Street between Prospect Road and Hood Street in Downtown. The main stage will be located in the Bier Garden.
To learn more about this and other events offered by MAMSA, visit www.mountairymainstreet.org.
Eldersburg library presents Little Ones
This Oct. 5 kids from ages birth to 3 years old and their parents are welcome to the Little Ones — It's Never Too Early to Get Ready for Kindergarten program, where they will have the opportunity to learn different techniques on early child learning.
Throughout the event, the parents will be able to learn how to help their child(ren) develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing and playing.
They will also have a story time with interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement. This will encourage the kids to interact with each other throughout the event.
This program is part of A Learning Advantage Partnership program and it is sponsored in part with a Striving Readers Grant.
The event starts at 10 a.m. For more information and to register kids, contact the library at 410-386-4488.
The Eldersburg Branch Library is located at 6400 W. Hemlock Drive, Sykesville.
Calvary Lutheran celebrates annual Fall Fest
The Fall Fest at Calvary Lutheran Church is a communitywide yard sale that will be hosted on Sept. 29 and it is open to everyone in the community with many items available including delicious pastries.
Throughout the event, they will have a bake table and country kitchen with apple dumplings and all kinds of pies, cakes, breads, apple butter, jams, and more.
They will also offer mums and fall decorations. In addition, they will have apples, pumpkins, and fresh apple cider available.
They will have breakfast and lunch available for purchase. The event starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.
For more information or to reserve a yard sale space, you may contact the church at 410-489-5280 or visit www.calvarylutheranmd.net.
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The church is located at 16151 Old Frederick Road, at the Woodbine exit off I-70.