January 2010 Events in Frederick County

Well, that was the first time I’ve had to write “2010” and it was kind of weird.  I hope everyone had a nice holiday;  now on to what’s happening in January.  As always, feel free to add any other events you know of in the comments.

First off, your Christmas trees can be recycled at various locations throughout the county but,  just in years past, we will take your Christmas trees for our goats who love to munch on them.  Just email us at Lizfrog62@wildblue.net and we will pick it up.  Please make sure all ornaments and tinsel are removed from the tree first.

January 2nd is First Saturday.  This month’s theme is Downtown Frederick Gives Back.

Feel good about shopping and dining at your favorite Downtown Frederick businesses as downtown shops and restaurants donate a portion of their First Saturday proceeds to their favorite nonprofits as a thank you to the community for a great year!  Nonprofits include Frederick County Humane Society,  Hope Alive, the Heartly House, Downtown Frederick Partnership, Frederick Rescue Mission and more!  Donate your gently used clothing to benefit the Frederick Rescue Mission, canned and nonperishable food items to benefit the Community Action Agency’s Food Bank and gently used books to benefit Frederick County Public Libraries at drop-box locations throughout downtown.  Also, enjoy guest artists, exhibit openings and special activities at downtown’s many specialty stores and restaurants from 5 – 9pm.

Throughout the month of January, enjoy “Desserts in the Cellar” at Linganore Winecellars.  This is a food and wine pairing featuring desserts.

January 24th from 2-5PM head over to Blank Ankle Vineyards for Crumbling Rock 2007 vs. The World:

We have asked seven of the best wine merchants in Maryland to recommend Bordeaux blends that are comparably priced to our newly released Crumbling Rock 2007. Black Ankle’s Ed Boyce will lead a blind tasting of eight wines, including the Crumbling Rock, accompanied by discussion of strengths, weaknesses and interesting points of each wine. Once the identities of the wines are revealed, we will look at when, how and where they were made and how their cultivation has affected the finished wines. This is definitely a five-star day for the serious (or aspiring) wine geeks out there!

Just to keep things a bit festive, the tasting will be accompanied by a delicious assortment of appetizers. We will finish the day with a vineyard and winery tour for all who are interested.

Shows at the Weinberg include Food Fight! A Musical Comedy for Waist Watchers, Royal Fireworks Music100 Years of Hollywood,  and 1964 The Tribute.

Twenty years of research and performing have made “1964” masters of their craft. “1964” has performed throughout the world, including to a sold out crowd at Carnegie Hall. “1964” recreates an early 60s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hair styles, and on-stage banter. Beatle boots, vintage costumes and equipment, on-stage mannerisms and speaking voices, and the unmistakable harmonies of the lads from Liverpool make “1964” the most accurate and fun Beatles tribute to date.

Also at the Weinberg, and if you need a laugh, check out The Second City on Tour: 50th Anniversary Tour:

The Second City has served as the breeding ground for comedy’s most original performers since its very beginnings in the late 1950s. Known for cutting-edge, side-splitting improvisations, The Second City was once the second home to today’s celebrated geniuses of humor, including Alan Arkin, Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carrell and Mike Myers. Featuring the best songs, sketches and improv from their 50-year history, this is a laugh-filled, once in a lifetime event. Treat yourself to a healthy dose of hilarity with an evening of The Second City.

Check out the Weinberg website for other January events.  The calendar is up in the right corner.

Throughout the month, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center will show the Frederick County Art Association Members’ Exhibit:

The FCAA celebrates diversity in the artistic expression of it’s members. Assocation(sic) artists are students, casual recreational painters, emerging artists, and skllled(sic) professionals who come together and exhibit a wide variety of styles and mediums.

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