American flags line the walkway to Northwest Middle School during a celebration of Veterans Day in Taneytown in 2016.
American flags line the walkway to Northwest Middle School during a celebration of Veterans Day in Taneytown in 2016. (Dylan Slagle / Carroll County Times file)

With just four days left before we pause to honor and thank our veterans, consider taking a drive through Taneytown, Union Bridge, and New Windsor to see the many Military Banners on display. The banners will remain on display through the end of November.

Taneytown American Legion annual pie auction, Nov. 17

The Schoeffield house is gearing up for Thanksgiving just two weeks from now. I grew up in Massachusetts (Pilgrim country), so we decided to do the traditional dinner from my childhood (minus those onion balls) and add some for the next generation to start her own Thanksgiving tradition. Of course, one of the traditions was the variety of homemade pies including apple, mince, and my favorite, pumpkin.


If you aren’t into the homemade tradition but want pies for Thanksgiving, consider going to the American Legions annual pie auction on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 9 Broad St., Taneytown.

Guests are asked to bring a homemade or store-bought pie to the event (please drop pies off by 6 p.m.) A professional auctioneer will take your bids. Proceeds from the event will benefit the many programs run by the American Legion including veterans programs and community programs.

After the auction, a DJ will provide musical entertainment. A variety of refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information contact Brenda Stonesifer at 410-259-6861.

Heritage and Museum Association holiday dinner

The Heritage and Museum Association’s annual holiday dinner will be held Monday, Nov. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall of Grace United Church of Christ, 49 West Baltimore St.

West Carroll: Numerous Veterans Day events planned

Several West Carroll events will give the community the opportunity to honor and thank veterans who served.

A fried chicken dinner buffet style will be served. A harp performance will be provided by Artistry in Design. Tickets are $13 per person. Reservations are required and the deadline to make your dinner reservation is Nov. 14. Contact Fairy Flickinger at 410-756-2245 to make your reservations.

Taneytown Lions Club pancake breakfast

The Taneytown Lions Club will host their semi-annual pancake breakfast, Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company carnival grounds, 43 Memorial Drive, from 6 to 10 a.m.

Breakfast includes pancakes, your choice of cooked to order eggs from the grill (sunny side up, over easy, over hard, or scrambled), sausage, sausage gravy, potatoes, pudding and hominy, and fruit cup. You can select a beverage from coffee, tea, and orange juice. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6 to 12. Kids 5 and under eat free.

Proceeds from this event benefit Taneytown community youth sports.

FSK Class of 2020 to host faculty talent show

Francis Scott Key High School Class of 2020 will host the sixth annual Northwest Regional Faculty Talent Show on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. in the FSK High School auditorium, 3825 Bark Hill Road, Union Bridge.

Faculty and staff members from the schools in the region show off their talents as they perform for the community. The winners are chosen when members of the audience vote for their favorites. Tickets are just $5. Kids 5 and under are free. This is a great night out for the whole family. For more information, contact Michelle Brilhart, Class of 2020 adviser, at

Holiday of Trees registration deadline extended

The Taneytown Heritage and Museum Association has extended the deadline for individuals, businesses, and organizations to participate in the annual Holiday of Trees event to Nov. 10. Participants are invited to decorate trees, wreaths or centerpieces and donate them to a silent auction benefitting the History Museum.

Contact Fairy Flickinger at 410-756-2245 to register for this event.