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Sykesville Farmers’ Market better and better every year

The Sykesville Farmers' Market is gearing up for its End of Summer Vacation Celebration, set for Aug. 27. The market runs every Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Sykesville Farmers' Market is gearing up for its End of Summer Vacation Celebration, set for Aug. 27. The market runs every Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Courtesy Photo)

Join the Sykesville Farmers' Market on Aug. 27 for its End of Summer Vacation Celebration with the help of St. Barnabas Church, the Merritt Athletic Club, the Liberty High School Duo, and Kings Forge.

Since 2010, the Sykesville Farmers' Market has been growing significantly. This year they will be offering more produce, body products, candles, flowers, and more.

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Additionally, this year they moved to a new location and will be hosting 39 vendors.

On Aug. 27, the St. Barnabas Church will be presenting their programs to the community. Also, the Merritt Athletic Club will be participating at the Junior Market tent. The Liberty High School Duo will also have a presentation. In addition, they will have a demonstration of the Kings Forge.

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The Sykesville Farmers' Market will additionally be celebrating the National Yoga Month on Sept. 17. The Sykesville Wellness Partners will be presenting Yoga in the park and the Junior Market will be hosting the local Homework Club. That same day the Carroll County Dance Center will be performing in the kids' zone.

On Oct. 8, they will be celebrating the Harvest Festival with the Baltimore Ravens bird greeting all of the attendees and the local volunteer fire department will be visiting with their fire truck. The Piney Run Nature Center will be showcasing their activities and more that same day.

Bands will be playing throughout the town and in the Junior Market kids' zone, they will have games, a photo booth, and more.

The market runs every Sunday starting at 9 a.m. ending at 1 p.m.

The Sykesville Farmers' Market is located at 714 Sandosky Road, Sykesville, MD, 21784.

This event is brought to you by the Sykesville Main Street Association and for more information, you may contact Beth Currence at 410-259-4614.

Caring for Athletes in Need

Deer Park Lions Club presents their third annual fundraiser: "Caring for Athletes In Need" (C.A.I.N.).

On Aug. 27, join the Deer Park Lions Club at Oscar's Alehouse to raise funds for athletes in need. According to Rick Podobnik, a member of the Deer Park Lions Club, he stated that the Lions motto is "We Serve" and they typically raise about $15,000 annually and all this is donated back to the community.

Also, he stated that for years they have been hosting the toy train show at the Carroll County Agriculture Center, Basket Bingo in Gamber, and they have donated their funds and hours to the Carroll County Food Sunday.

Podobnik also stated that the first two events that they hosted were to raise money for the Leaderdog Development Center and Lions vision Research. However, this year, they decided on fundraising for another cause.

Podobnik also wrote in an email interview that the proceeds will be used to support the athletes in Carroll County and in the Maryland Public School system. They will be providing athletic equipment, clothing, and other items not provided by the school team, including fees and transportation.

"The distribution of funds will be guided by a criteria and application published contemporaneously with this Fund Agreement," stated Podobnik.

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Throughout the year, Podobnik stated that C.A.I.N. has provided over $12,000 worth of equipment, spirit wear, sports physicals, camps, and countless other items to the athletes of Carroll County High Schools.

To the Deer Park Lions Club, this cause is very important because there are other expenses that the athletes have other than the equipment, such as sweat shirts and other items that they may not be able to afford. Now, athletes in our area will be able to afford this because of the fundraising event.

"We need the community support so that some deserving kids get that little something they would not be able to obtain if it was not for the CAIN Foundation," stated Podobnik.

Additionally, the restaurant will be donating 10 percent of its revenue for the day. They will also be hosting a silent auction with golf certificates for Links at Gettysburg and Turf Valley, Orioles tickets, autographed football by Steve Suter of the University of Maryland and more. C.A.I.N. receives 100 percent of the proceeds for the fundraiser. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. till close.

For more information, ontact David Herman at his email, dmherma@carrollk12.org.

Oscar's Alehouse is located at 1438 Liberty Road Eldersburg, MD 21784.

Monarch butterflies at the library

The Mount Airy Branch Library brings to you the opportunity to learn about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly on August 26.

Tina Swanson from the Mount Airy Garden Club will be hosting a presentation about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly and she will be sharing ways for the average backyard gardener to attract them.

Sara Szymanski, one of the coordinators of this event, stated in an email interview that they are very excited to partner with the Mount Airy Master Gardeners for this program.

"There has been interest in this topic from our patrons, and it is an educational opportunity for the community to learn about the importance of monarch butterflies and how the public can encourage their growth and survival," stated Szymanski.

This event starts at 2 p.m. and it is exclusively for adults. For more information, please contact the library at 410-386-4488.

The library is located at 705 Ridge Ave in Mount Airy.

Sharina Taveras Lopez covers Eldersburg, Sykesville, Mount Airy, Winfield, Taylorsville and neighboring communities. Reach her at st008@connections.mcdaniel.edu.

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