Community Investment Tax Credits
The Community Investment Tax Credit Program (CITC) offers State tax credits to Maryland businesses and individuals that contribute to nonprofit organizations that are working to address critical needs in the State’s communities. Through the program, businesses and individuals that make a donation to qualified nonprofit organizations receive a valuable State tax credit.
How does the program work?
Nonprofit organizations apply for tax credit allocations competitively awarded by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Downtown Frederick Partnership has previously been awarded allocations of these credits. Please contact the Partnership to see if any credits are currently available.
Entities that donate directly to nonprofits receive tax credits equal to 50 percent of the value of the donation. These tax credits may be claimed in addition to State and Federal deductions for charitable contributions.
Entities must start using the credits against taxes owed for the year in which the contribution is made. If the credits exceed the taxes owed, the excess credits may be carried over for up to five years following the tax year in which the contribution was made. Credits may not be used retroactively against taxes owed for years prior to the year in which the contribution is made.
Who is eligible for the program?
Any entity conducting business or operating a trade in or individual residing in Maryland is eligible.
- Investment minimum is $500 (state requirement)
- If previously invested in the Partnership, gift must be doubled from the previous year
- If gift has been doubled once while participating in program, you are excluded from previous requirement
- Downtown Frederick Partnership will provide credits for the total investment (previous investment plus increased investment)
Credits are sold on a first come first serve basis. For more information please call 301.698.8118 or email Danielle Doll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Downtown Events
DISTRICT Arts presents “Have Brush, Will Travel”, original watercolors by Margaret Huddy. Huddy and her husband love to travel the world, with Margaret stopping to paint at outdoor cafes, park benches, on a moving train or on a rock by a mountain stream. Not only are the finished works far superior to a photograph but also allow Margaret to slow down and really see a place, absorb the color and atmosphere as well as often meeting the local people. This exhibition runs from October 1 – November 1 and is free and open to the public. Visit DistrictArts.com for gallery hours. To maintain the safety and health of our visitors, we require that masks be worn at all times within the gallery. Masks must cover both mouth and nose. In addition, occupancy will be limited to 10 visitors at a time with social distancing observed the visits. www.districtarts.com/have-brush-will-travel
DISTRICT Arts Presents “Have Brush, Will Travel”
Rejuvenate YOUR day with noon time Zoom meditation! Guided, online Inner Peace Meditation by Sahaja Yoga. Monday-Friday @ noon daily. Sponsored by: UNESCO Body & Mind Wellness Club Find a quiet place and enjoy the journey… Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4014753054?pwd=QzBiQmhrcm54UWxUekh4cjlKaERVZz09 Meeting ID: 401 475 3054 Password: letmein
Inner Peace Online Meditation
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The Wine Kitchen is preparing a very special feast for you and your family this year. Each package is created by our chefs with the season’s freshest ingredients. All you need to do is pick up Wednesday November 25th and follow the instructions included with your kit. Place your order today and rest easy knowing our chefs are putting together an amazing Thanksgiving dinner for you. You can pull it out of the oven and take all the credit. Thanksgiving Dinner From the Wine Kitchen Frederick Before the Feast Butternut squash and goat cheese tartlets Lobster and spinach dip / focaccia The Feast (12-14 lbs) Green Circle Heritage Turkey Cornbread stuffing with andouille and mushroom Whipped yukon gold potatoes Brussel sprouts with bacon and cheese casserole Rosemary soft rolls Apple cranberry chutney Bacon dripping gravy After the Feast Pumpkin Pie / whip cream $350 / serves six
Thanksgiving Dinner from the Wine Kitchen
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The Wine Kitchen on the Creek
Did Wednesday just become the new Friday? We’ve got rolling cocktails specials every Wednesday 5-10 pm. Learn more here. All draft cocktails will be $5 at 5 pm, $6 at 6 pm, $7 at 7 pm, $8 at 8 pm, and $9 at 9 pm Draft Cocktails include the Jalapeno Margarita, Corpse Reviver No. 10, and Old Fashioned
Beat the Clock-tail – Rolling Cocktail Specials at Tenth Ward
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Tenth Ward Distilling Company
Salsa night is back — with modifications! Registration will be limited; you must pre-register with Frederick Salsa, and come with your own (also pre-registered) dance partner. Do you want to learn salsa dancing and dance the night away? Join Frederick Salsa instructor, Silvia Yacoubian under the stars at Sky Stage as she teaches you about Hispanic culture through dance. Suggested donation of $5 benefits Frederick Salsa. All-ages, beer and wine available for purchase with valid ID, cards preferred. Venue is open-air, so dress comfortably. Check for updates in case of rain. This event occurs every 3rd Wednesday thru October. Learn more here.
Salsa Under the Stars
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Ages 7-12 Thursdays, 3pm – 5pm 6 sessions, Sept 16th – Oct 21st Limited to 5 More info here. Let’s take the heat of the Summer and use it for growth, reflection, confidence, burn off tension/negativity and move forward with the tools we need to flourish. Give Rise Studio is offering unique opportunities to explore mindfulness, art/craft and movement. Through compassion and expression we can build confidence and leadership. We will come together to reflect, create and move in a safe and relaxed space. Sue will be running these sessions. Structure of Day; 3pm – Settle in & Writing/Drawing 3:15pm – Craft/Art Project 4:30pm – Movement/Yoga 5pm – End Craft/Art Projects will be jewelry making, painting, stamp making – tote bag, create and share, collage, mandala rock painting and book making. There may be changes depending on interests of guests. Included : -All Materials needed for products -1 Journal -6 Craft Classes -6 30 minute long movement/mindfulness practice -1 free class because we understand if you miss a class. It’s built in. -Prompts to reflect between sessions Masks are required, studio cleaning protocols in place and we will enter through the front door and exit out the back door. We […]
After School Creative Wellness Kids
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Give Rise Studio
Every Thursday is now ladies night! 1/2 price all drinks (including top shelf) from 5PM until close. More info at blackhogbbq.com.
Ladies Night (Every Thursday)
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Black Hog BBQ & Bar
Join us for community focused voter registration events! Socially distanced gathering on the patio of ERUCC (15 W Church St) complete with food trucks, cozy fire pits, health and wellness sessions, music and inspiring speakers. 4 chances to participate in October! From 6-8PM on October 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd. Learn more here. October 2nd: Voice Your Opinion community voter registration launch party October 9th: Organize & Ohm free yoga with Shelley Pentony October 16th: Take Accountability & Take Park with guest speaker Jay Mason, Frederick County BOE October 23rd: Empower Your Community with Black Lives Matter Youth Leaders & March to Ballot Box at Talley Center
Take a remarkable journey through Frederick’s gruesome and bloody past. Nearly 300 years of war, executions and revenge. True documented stories of the “Paranormal” with Maryland’s oldest operating ghost tour! Uncover politically savvy and defiant citizens, patriots from the Revolutionary War, beckoning soldiers from the Civil War, and so much more! This tour takes you where no other tour dares to go! A 90-minute foray into the archives of the dead in “MARYLAND’S MOST HAUNTED CITY!” Reservations Recommended. Tours available select weekends July-November. Private Group Tours available on “Non-Scheduled” dates year-round. Each purchased ticket includes a 10% off coupon for Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Brewery. Frederick’s Original Brew Pub! Learn more at marylandghosttours.com.
Historic District Ghost Tour
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IMPORTANT EVENT UPDATE (added October 1, 2020) No tricks here! In order to keep everyone safe this spooky season during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to follow recommendations from the CDC and local Health Department. We have cancelled our annual Halloween in Downtown Frederick trick-or-treat event. For the health department’s recommendations on other ways to celebrate safely this Halloween, visit this link. We will see you all next year for ghoulish fun in Downtown Frederick! Until then, stay safe and stay spooky!
CANCELLED: Halloween in Downtown Frederick
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Every Saturday morning at 10am-11:15am Registration is Required. More info here. 4 In studio spots available and/or Zoom meeting information provided IN YOUR REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION EMAIL. Yin Yoga is generally a passive form of yoga done sitting or laying down in specific, modifiable shapes. You get down on the mat to begin and get up and the end. We disengage our muscles and hold the shapes with the support of our bodies or props- creating a stirring of fluid to the joints, releasing the fascia tissues in the body and bringing strength to our joints – just to name a few physical benefits. If you are used to the more active styles of yoga you may find Yin to be a wonderful compliment to your active (yang) yoga practice, great first time yoga class or to improve mobility. No previous yoga experienced required. You may experience; * Focus and calm * Stillness as an accessible state of mind * Increased mobility * Building new and stronger connective tissue * Patience and compassion Hope to see you there and please contact me with any questions at email@example.com
Yin Yoga Saturdays [virtual or in studio]
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Give Rise Studio
The Great Frederick Scavenger Hunt Halloween Edition kicks off Saturday, October 24th and continues through Saturday, October 31st. Round two of the Great Frederick Scavenger Hunt challenges teams to put the ghosts of Frederick to rest by solving 100 clues that take them to spooky locations throughout Frederick County. The team that scores the most points will win a prize pack courtesy of participating businesses. This hunt is a multi-day, socially distanced event presented in partnership with Surelocked In Escape Games and The City of Frederick 275th Anniversary Committee. Tickets are $5.00 per person, or $20.00 for a team of five, and can be purchased now through October 31st at https://www.surelockedin.com/book-now.html. One dollar from each ticket sold will benefit the Frederick Community Action Agency. The FCAA is committed to serving low-income residents through a variety of programs including a food pantry, daily soup kitchen, home food delivery to local seniors and operation of a health center. Participants are eligible to purchase City of Frederick 275th Anniversary merchandise during check out at a special, Great Frederick Scavenger Hunt, rate. Groups may register in groups of five or less. Masks are required when entering a business, or when maintaining social distance of six feet is not possible. Please note that […]
Great Frederick Scavenger Hunt: Halloween Edition
Now offering the most interactive tour and tasting experience around! Our awesome tour guides will lead participants through how to nose and taste a spirit, the distillery production process, and discuss how barrel aging works. Tours are $10 and each participant will receive a sample of everything available on our spirits menu.
Tours in the Barrel Room
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Tenth Ward Distilling Company
IN THE PARK – Registration is required. Once registered, a GPS location is provided. Moving Well is a system created to keep you moving with ease, focusing your mind and increasing your range of motion ((ROM) to support day to day activities. We focus on our joints to build a safe and solid foundation. Each class begins with Controlled Articular Rotations (CARS) to assess, improve and maintain range of motion followed by some targeted strength work and stretching. This is ideal for all bodies. * Increase range of motion * Less stiffness * More usable space, less restriction * If you are moving better, you may want to move more * Decrease injury * Peace of mind * Body knowledge that will last forever * Perform and feel better during your current fitness routines Let’s move together! This class is for everyBODY! We focus on the target joint – giving us countless options to adapt the base positions. Each base position has it’s benefits so it’s not a modification – it’s simply a shape.
Mobility – Moving Well in the Park
Good Will Yoga for only $10 at Sky Stage! This class is for ALL levels! **Enrollment limited in accordance with coronavirus social-distancing protocols: please register at yogamour.org Every Tuesday from 6 to 7pm, through October 2020 @ 59 South Carroll Street in Downtown Frederick, MD. Receive the most up-to-date event information on the Facebook event here. Please bring a mat and thirst quencher. In the event of inclement weather, please check the Facebook event page for class changes or cancellation. Your contributions will be benefiting a movement towards meaningful change! The Yogamour mission is to bring the therapeutic aspects of yoga and mindfulness to survivors of trauma, marginalized communities and “in-need” populations as an adjunct therapy towards healing and self-regulation. When attending a Yogamour POP-UP class at Sky Stage, your $10 DONATION goes to support Yoga and Mindfulness Programs as an adjunct therapy at the Heartly House.
Yoga at Sky Stage
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In support of the biennial photography exhibition “Focus” at the Delaplaine Arts Center, DISTRICT Arts is pleased to feature the photographic works of gallery artist Don James. Finding inspiration in natural, industrial, and urban environments, Don is drawn to subjects that are rarely noticed by others. Don says, “Modern glass buildings, monolithic 19th century edifices, and even abandoned structures all inspire me and keep me coming back to continue exploring.” Don will be exhibiting a special selection of his photographs at DISTRICT Arts from November 4 – November 29, 2020. The exhibition is free and open to the public. All photographs are limited editions and are available for purchase. To maintain the safety and health of our visitors, we require that masks be worn at all times within the gallery. In addition, occupancy will be limited to 10 visitors at a time with social distancing observed.
DISTRICT Arts Presents “Always Looking Up”
The Muse is happy to announce its Summer/Fall class schedule! Classes will follow the same 2 hour make and take format you love, and will be held at The Muse (19 N Market St). If you’d like to sign up for a class you may do so in person at The Muse (19 N Market St) or by calling 301-663-3632. Wed. November 4: “Poinsettia Flower Wall Hanging Craft Party” $35+$12 kit 7p-9p Courtney Berg returns to lead you through the creation of one of her signature paper flower wall hangings! Just in time for the holidays, she’ll walk you through how to create your very own poinsettia wall art!
Poinsettia Flower Wall Hanging Craft Party