Fall fairs and festivals are beginning to fill up locals’ weekends. Mark your calendar for Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. when Saint James United Methodist Church presents the 10th Annual Holiday Bazaar and Flea Market. Saint James is at 12470 Old Frederick Road in Marriottsville. Holiday decorations, tasty treats, baked goods, hot breakfast and lunch fare plus craft vendors galore. The Camp Hope Christmas Room is always a favorite with gently-used holiday and household items. Interested craft vendors should contact Janet at 410-442-2020.
Congratulations to West Friendship Elementary music teacher Amy Syversen’s October band musicians of the month. The talented students include Jacob Adams, Serena Venginickal, Arianna Roman, Jaden Adams, Heidi Schwaiger, Avery Saylor, Aadi Doshi, Jaden Song, Calgary Fowler, Morgan Swidersky, Sam Switzer, Arianna Benjamin, Gabriel Summerfield, Hannah Norman, Rushil Patel, Sanah Ahmed, Nathan Ekman, Emma Langner, Tyson Rauscher, Sebastian Alonso and Evan Rayburn.
Eight buildings worth of construction and landscaping equipment are part of the loot during the Fall Machinery Auction on Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. at the Howard County fairgrounds. Roy Gregory and associates promise something for everyone during this huge sale, five acres worth actually, which includes lawn and garden equipment and machinery, cars, boats, golf carts, snow plows, antique woodworking tools and more.
You’ve seen it on HGTV now come check out the marvels of small house construction during the Mid-Atlantic Tiny House Expo at the Howard County fairgrounds in West Friendship. The exhibitors and vendors will be ready to go on Oct. 28 and 29 beginning at 10 a.m. Everything from tiny houses on wheels to yurts.
A bag of candy to share and a flashlight are the only admission requirement for kids and their families during the Shrine of St. Anthony’s “A Night with the Saints” event on Oct. 31, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The beautiful grounds of the Shrine at 12290 Folly Quarter Road provides the setting for an evening in which kids are asked to come dressed up as their favorite saint or Biblical figure. The evening starts with a 6 p.m. mass, followed by a "meet the Saints" session at 7 p.m. and finishing up with a family bonfire at 8:30 p.m. For questions or to RSVP, call 410-531-2800.