FREDERICK COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Looking for things to do in Frederick, Maryland?
Each week, we will feature a round up of Chamber events and Chamber member happenings to keep you informed on things to do in Frederick, Maryland.
If you're looking for more things to do in Frederick, Maryland throughout the month or year, please click over to our Frederick County Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar or consult our Member Events Calendar for more information.
Things to do in Frederick, Maryland: February 23 - March 1
Saturday, February 23
Winter Health and Wellness Fair
We are providing free spinal screenings and a free educational class on how to stay young. We also have a couple vendors for example we have a message specialist as well as Arbonne with skincare, make-up, and nutrition. Last but not least Common Market will be coming to provide free healthy snacks. Door prizes.
Learn more here: Health and Wellness Fair
Family Workshop: Woven Felt Heart Baskets
Celebrate Valentine's Day in style by learning to make your own cute woven felt heart basket! Perfect for stuffing cards and sweets inside, these little baskets don't require any sewing or gluing to make!
Learn more here: Family Workshop
Sass Class: Date Night at Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Dance the night away! Sass Magazine and Fred Astaire Dance Studio are teaming up for a fun evening of mingling, learning, and tearing up the dance floor! Shake it off while learning ballroom dance techniques in a friendly social setting. In this class, pairs will learn the upbeat swing dance and the romantic foxtrot to foxy. Your ticket includes complimentary food and drinks! Each attendee will also receive a goodie bag and the opportunity to win door prizes. Bring your partner or bestie and be prepared to have a ball.
Sign up here: Date Night
Frederick Woman's Civic Club, Inc. 58th Annual Mardi Gras at the Clarion Inn
Come and enjoy the Frederick Woman's Civic Club, Inc. 58th annual fundraiser, Mardi Gras “A Jazzy Night for Caring and Sharing” festivities on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Proceeds from this major fundraiser event will continue to benefit the Frederick Memorial Hospital James M. Stockman Cancer Institute; and, support to local non-profits, scholarship programs, and historic preservation year round. To do all of this, we need the support of our Frederick community and businesses. This fun-filled evening will include food tastings from local restaurants and bakeries; a high-end selection of silent auction offerings; the royal court presentation of the kings, queen an princesses of Mardi Gras; and, music and dancing for all to enjoy. A travel adventure” raffle will also be part of the evening to win either a 7-day cruise or 5-day all-inclusive resort for two. The drawing for the raffle will be at the event and you need not be present to win. We are excited that Mr. Hugh Gordon, son of former Mayor, Paul Gordon, will be the Emcee for the Mardi Gras festivities this year. Hugh was recently named as the new Associate Executive of the Frederick County Association of Realtors. As a life-long resident, he has been involved in many Frederick community activities. Hugh and his wife, Bonnie, live in Frederick. The local restaurant food tastings will be held in the courtyard from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Our silent auction, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., will again include high-end bidding on fine-dining and casual-dining gift certificates from local restaurants; sports, the arts, museums, and theatre events and admission tickets; river rafting and fun sports tickets; hair salon and day spa packages; wine and wine tastings packages; signed artwork and books; jewelry and pottery; and, much, much, more! At 7:45 p.m., Mike Boyd on trumpet, will lead everyone into the main ballroom with a rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In” for the former kings, spouses and guests to be recognized at their respective tables. The Royal Court will be introduced by our Emcee, Hugh Gordon, with the procession of the three Mardi Gras Kings, Queen and her Princesses to center stage. Dancing will begin at 8:30 p.m. with a wide variety of dance music. Desserts from Clustered Spires Pastry Shop, cheese and crackers, and fruit will be available in the ballroom until 11:00 p.m. For additional information and advance tickets ($75.00 per person; $85.00 per person with patron’s name published in the program), visit www.FWCCINC.ORG or call (301) 663-5875. Mardi Gras and raffle tickets may also be purchased at Eventbrite Frederick Events/58th Annual Mardi Gras.
Buy tickets here: Mardi Gras Event
Sunday, February 24
The Golden Age of Industry in Washington County with Bob Savitt
Join us for a delightful afternoon in the Miller House Museum parlors for one of our Sundays in the Salon! Historian and author Bob Savitt will be presenting on the history of industry in Washington County. In the early part of the 1900s, Washington County was manufacturing and exporting more goods than it was importing. For many years, one didn't need to leave the county to find all of life's necessities (and then some!) Learn more about the fascinating industrial boom in Washington County's early 20th century history. A cash bar will be open and refreshments will be served.
Learn more here: The Golden Age of Industry
Monday, February 25
Promote Your Business: How to Get Your Organization Noticed by the New Media
Looking to get your organization noticed by the news media but don’t know where to start? This expert panel, made up of the very publishers and editors who make up the Frederick County landscape, will answer your burning questions about getting noticed by the news media.
The panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer period.
Geordie Wilson - Publisher, Frederick News Post
Guy Fletcher - Editor, Frederick Magazine
Andrew Wyatt - General Manager and Vice President, WDVM News
Dianah Gibson - News Director, WFRE
Kim Dow - Publisher, Sass Magazine
This session is the second in a three-part collaboration between The Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and the American Advertising Federation of Greater Frederick. The series is designed to help our members get informed, equipped and inspired in marketing their business!
Lunch is included with your registration. Provided by Canapes.
Sign up here: Promote Your Business
Lecture on Environmental Activism by Robert K. Musil
Robert K. Musil, Ph.D., the head of the Rachel Carson Council, will present his talk “Hood College and Rachel Carson: Her Legacy for Today,” about activist Rachel Carson’s connections to Maryland and the environmental issues she would support today including global climate change, an end to fossil fuels, and opposition to industrial agriculture and factory farms. Musil will also describe how members of the Hood College community and other Marylanders can make a difference on environmental issues through citizen action and advocacy.
Learn more here: Lecture
Tuesday, February 26
New Member Orientation
You're a member, so what now?? This orientation will help explain what your membership is all about and answer all the questions that you might have. Whether you are a new member to the Chamber or new to your company, this event is for you! We like to call it "Chamber 101" as we will explain the benefits of membership and you'll learn how you can get involved in the many programs, events, and opportunities available through the Chamber. A fun and fast-paced orientation program will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. with a group photo* and networking opportunities!
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR EACH ATTENDEE (Limit two per organization) so we may prepare your personalized member information packet which includes a your member portal information.
Register here: Orientation
Business Card Exchange at the Frederick News-Post
Please join the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce for the February 2019 Business Card Exchange hosted by The Frederick News-Post. Bring plenty of business cards as you'll be meeting with 150+ members of the Frederick County business community. If one of your resolutions was to increase your business for 2019, this is an event you don't want to miss!
ABOUT OUR SPONSOR: Come check out Frederick County's longest running print newspaper, continuously operating since October 1, 1883 and learn more about their operations. Staff will be on hand with information about many of the advertising and print opportunities that exist with The FNP. Also, learn about some of the community and educational programs that they support.
Register here: Business Card Exchange
WBN Monthly After Work Social at Ayse Meze
You work hard, so you deserve to relax and celebrate all you've achieved this month in your business/career. Join us! Come socialize and collaborate with the WBN members and guests. Network with some of Frederick County's finest businesswoman. Come see what we are all about - we would love to meet you! NO membership required for our monthly After Work Socials, but we do ask that you register for FREE (below) so that we can make sure everyone can be comfortably accommodated. This is a great time to relax and meet other members and local professionals to enjoy a social and fun meet-up.
Learn more here: After Work Social
Guest Night with the Catoctones
Join the Frederick Catoctones, plus three other barbershop choruses and quartets in an evening of singing, fun, and refreshments. If you've ever thought about joining an acapella group, you can experience the music and fellowship at this annual event. C'mon out!
Learn more here: Guest Night with the Catoctones
Wednesday, February 27
Wholistic Woman Be Connected Retreat
Ladies, expand your circle of friendship and support! Here’s your chance to get out of the house this winter and meet some great women! You will get to know the Wholistic Woman community better at this evening retreat. Connect with other women-on-the-grow and learn tools that support your personal and professional development to achieve more of what you want. This ‘Be You’ program is different! Coach Kelye will guide us through round table discussions and ‘speed connections’ to help you meet and get to know each other better. These deeper introductions will make it even easier to reconnect with the coaches and one another when you return for other programs throughout the year. We hope to see you at this fun, connectional, night!
Learn more here: Retreat
The Journey Worth Taking at The Banner School
The Banner School is hosting Ms. Karen Gibbs, Veteran Business Television Anchor and Correspondent, and President and founder of The Gibbs Perspective dedicated to financial literacy and investor education. Ms. Gibbs will speak about her passion for money, finance and financial literacy and her career which included 10 years at Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc., co-anchor of Wall $treet Week with FORTUNE, senior business correspondent for FOX News Channel, anchor at CNBC specializing in credit and futures market and financial expert for MPT's Smart Thinking About Your Money campaign.
Learn more here: Banner School Event
Friday, March 1
Coffee & Contacts
Join the early risers of Frederick and make solid connections all before you'll have to feed the meters downtown! Light breakfast and coffee combined with networking is a winning combination for your business. This month we are proud to be sponsored by Frederick Democratic Central Committee.
ABOUT OUR SPONSOR: The mission of the Frederick County Democratic Central Committee is to advance the core Democratic values of economic fairness and equality of opportunity in Frederick County.
Register here: Coffee & Contacts
Free Dragon Distillery In-Store Tasting
Frederick's very own Dragon Distillery will be in-store for a FREE tasting event. They will be featuring their locally made whiskey's, gins, and vodka. Plus they will be tasting their popular canned cocktails including Dragon's Draft made with their very own bourbon and house cream soda. We look forward to having you learn about and taste their best sellers and some new releases! Register today! (Must be 21+ years to attend and sample.)
Learn more here: In-Store Tasting
Free Home Seller/Buyer Happy Hour with Troye Gatewood & Partners
A free Happy Hour Event to educate buyers and sellers with the purpose to explain: 1. Overcoming Fears about the current real estate market 2. Preparing a home to sell in a shifting market 3. Best strategies to sell and purchase simultaneously
Learn more here: Happy Hour
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