Mission: Interior Grant
Through its Mission: Interior program, the Partnership offers up to $5,000 in matching grants to improve the interior of your retail business. The 2021 grant cycle closed on June 21, with a total of $20,000 in grant funding available.
Who can apply for funding?
Mission: Interior is focused on improving retail spaces. Locations that house either retail shops or restaurants are eligible for funding. Either building owners or store owners with authorization from the property owner can apply for funding. See the application for complete details.
What types of improvements are eligible for funding?
Funds can support interior capital improvements including (but not limited to) flooring, dry wall/plaster, barrier-free access enhancements and more. See the application for complete details.
- 2021 Mission: Interior grant applications were due by 4PM on Monday, June 21, 2021
- The Partnership’s Business Development Committee reviews all completed applications received by the deadline and ranks them by criteria listed in the application
- The Partnership then notifies applicants of the Business Development Committee’s decisions
- The Partnership will forward the applications selected for funding to the Maryland Historic Trust (MHT) as required by the State of Maryland. MHT has 30 days to review the project
- The Partnership will issue a letter of commitment when MHT approval is granted
Contact the Partnership at 301.698.8118 with any questions.
Facade Improvement Grant
The Partnership can offer you up to $10,000 to upgrade your Downtown Frederick building facade. Interested?
The process is easy! Fill out the one page application and you are on your way to a matching grant for your facade improvement. The Partnership will provide 50 percent of the facade improvement costs up to a maximum grant amount of $10,000. Grants can be provided to either the property owner or the tenant/business owner.
The project must be approved prior to beginning work. Painting, awnings, lighting, signage and other projects are eligible for funding.The grants are available to commercial building facades in Downtown Frederick: including, but not limited to, Market Street between South and Seventh Streets, Patrick Street between Bentz and Wisner Streets and in Everedy Square/Shab Row. See application for project details or call the Partnership office at 301.698.8118 for more information.
Offered by the City of Frederick’s Department of Economic Development, the Grow Small Business Assistance Fund supports businesses moving to or expanding within the City by providing micro grants.
Main Street Small Business Relief Grant
Opened in the Spring of 2021, Downtown Frederick Partnership’s Main Street Small Business Relief Grant Program provided working capital and COVID-19 adaptation support grants to Downtown Frederick retail, restaurant, craft beverage and personal service businesses. The program was created with funding provided by the State of Maryland under Governor Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative.
The application period has closed and all grant awards have been made. All grant dollars received by eligible businesses must be spent by June 30, 2021. For more information about this program, visit downtownfrederick.org/mainstreetgrant.
Fire Suppression Incentive Program
Fire safety is of particular concern in the Frederick Town Historic District given the construction methods, materials and density found downtown. The high costs of installing sprinklers are a deterrent to improving personal safety and protecting the historic buildings in Downtown Frederick.
Costs impact smaller commercial/multi-family/mixed use buildings disproportionally and may make sprinklers not financially feasible. Building owners are incentivized under this program to install sprinklers in order to improve personal safety while helping to preserve the historic fabric of Downtown Frederick. The program also will have an economic benefit by increasing utilization of buildings as well as stabilizing or improving property values.
The parameters of the Partnership’s Fire Suppression Incentive Program are described below. Please call the Partnership at 301.698.8118 or email mainstreet@downtownfrederick.
- Existing commercial, multi-family residential or mixed use building located in the Frederick Town Historic District that is > 50 years old
- Seeking a new sprinkler system
- Building is to be sprinklered in accordance with City requirements and the appropriate NFPA sprinkler standard
- Provides a grant of up to $25,000 for a new sprinkler system
- Requires 50/50 grant match by the owner
Historic Preservation Property Tax Credit (City)
Property owners can apply for a property tax credit for 25 percent of the cost, up to a maximum of $7,500, to rehabilitate the exterior of a building located within the historic district overlay. More info.
Small Business Tax Credit (County)
Businesses who obtain at least 2,500 square feet of new or expanded premises and employ at least five people in full-time jobs during a 24-month period in the same time period, may be eligible for a Small Business Tax Credit. More info.
Competitive Commercial Tax Credit (State)
The Maryland Historical Trust offers a small commercial tax credit for rehabilitation projects under $500,000. Eligible projects may earn a state income tax credit equal to 20 percent of qualified rehabilitation expenditures. More info.
Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits (Federal)
The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program encourages private sector investment in the rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings. A 20 percent tax credit is available for historic, income producing buildings and a ten percent tax credit is available for non-historic buildings placed in use before 1936. More info.
Downtown Frederick Arts & Entertainment District Tax Credit (City & County)
In 2003, Downtown Frederick became a state designated Arts & Entertainment District, a program administered by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) and overseen by the Maryland Comptroller’s Office. The designation provides a great opportunity to highlight the many attractions that make Downtown Frederick an arts destination. In addition to the marketing benefits, the designation also offers a tax deduction for eligible artists, an exemption from state admission, an amusement tax for certified arts activities and a property tax credit for buildings renovated or constructed for an arts related use.
Maryland’s Arts & Entertainment Districts provide a structure for creative placemaking, helping to develop and promote community involvement, tourism and revitalization through tax-related incentives that attract artists, arts organizations and other creative enterprises to towns and cities across the state of Maryland. Find more information about the statewide program through the Maryland State Arts Council.
The Downtown Frederick A&E District is co-managed by Downtown Frederick Partnership and the Frederick Arts Council. Both organizations are involved in marketing the district and publicizing the available tax credits. However, neither organization plays a formal role in reviewing or administering the tax credits that are a part of this program. Both organizations want to ensure that as many businesses as possible benefit from the Downtown Frederick A&E District. If you need additional information, please contact either organization as listed below.
Kara Norman, Downtown Frederick Partnership | 301.698.8118 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise Kennelly, Frederick Arts Council | 301.662.4190 | email@example.com
- Tax Deduction: The tax deduction – or income tax subtraction modification – is not a tax credit. Instead, artists who create and sell work within the district are not taxed on the income derived from art and art enterprises. This tax benefit only applies at the state level. Artists continue to pay the full amount of federal income tax. Artists who would like to take advantage of the program must submit Maryland State Tax Form 502AE when you file your state income tax returns. The instructions for this form include the state’s definition of art-derived income. Questions regarding how the artist income tax benefit works should be addressed to the Comptroller of Maryland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Admission & Amusement Tax Exemption: The City of Frederick has adopted a ten-year exemption from the Admissions and Amusement Tax for those certified arts and entertainment activities occurring within the Downtown Frederick Arts & Entertainment District boundaries.
- Property Tax Credits: Both the City of Frederick and Frederick County have enacted property tax credits for the renovation or construction of arts related spaces with the Downtown Frederick Arts & Entertainment District boundaries. Only the increase in assessed valuation of the portion of the property renovated or constructed for a certified arts use is eligible for the property tax credit. The property tax credit is available for seven years and follows a schedule of YEARS 1-4: 100% Exempt, YEAR 5: 75% Exempt, YEAR 6: 50% Exempt, YEAR 7: 25% Exempt, YEAR 8+: 0% Exempt.
- Artist Income Tax Benefit: To qualify for the artist income tax benefit, you must at least meet three minimum criteria. (1) Own or rent residential property within Maryland. (2) Create artistic work in any A&E District. (3) Have generated income from the sale or performance of art within any A&E District. If you can meet all three of the above criteria, then you may be eligible for a tax deduction on your state income tax.
Finance & Incentive Programs
Small Business Loan Guarantee (County)
The program provides a loan guarantee for up to 80% with a maximum of $50,000 for growth-related expansion projects to existing businesses and provides funds for the purchase of real estate, machinery, equipment, inventory, working capital and renovation of real estate for start-up businesses (or those in business for less than two years). More info.
Neighborhood Business Works (DHCD)
Small businesses and startups in Maryland can get help to grow through a range of financing programs available from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. These programs are designed to support lending and financing through traditional lenders, and can make the difference between a project launching or not. More info.
State of Maryland Finance Programs (Commerce)
The Maryland Department of Commerce offers numerous finance programs and tax credits for businesses. For specific questions, contact Tamar Osterman, Senior Business Development Representative, at 443.902.4487 or email@example.com.
Upcoming Downtown Events
WHIMSY, an installation art exhibition at Gallery 115 at The Y Arts Center in Downtown, Frederick will run Sunday, September 26th through Sunday, January 9th, 2022. Opening Reception: Saturday, November 6th, 7pm-9pm – the first open studios and micro gallery will also be open on First Saturday, and our artist-in-residence program officially launches on October 1st with two artists, Karin Birch and Lisa Sheirer. Whimsy presents the whimsical yet poignant works of Heather Harvey and Shana Kohnstamm, two Maryland based artists. Each artist created a semi-immersive installation in the gallery. Additionally, Harvey will be showing a collection of new paintings in the Foyer Gallery. Harvey utilizes an eclectic range of litter she finds on her walks and transforms it into an intriguing, surprising cascading chandelier of objects. Her work transforms the discarded into treasure while evoking the specter of stranger’s pasts. Kohnstamm’s work utilizes the ancient medium of hand dyed wool, an ecologically sustainable choice to create a variety of colorful biomorphic forms, at once playful, comedic and eerie. Sculptures are placed on unevenly placed platforms protruding from the wall or suspended from the ceiling evoking a theatrical and other-worldly communion. Harvey’s collection of new paintings in the Foyer […]
WHIMSY at Gallery 115
The Delaplaine Arts Center welcomes Toronto based artist, Amanda McCavour, for a stunning new exhibition, “Embroidered Spaces,” opening on Saturday, September 2. McCavour uses a sewing machine to create thread drawings and installations. Through an exploration of line and its 2–D and 3–D implications, stitch is used to explore various concepts such as connections to home and the fibers of the body. McCavour is interested in thread’s assumed vulnerability, its ability to unravel, and its strength when sewn together. She shows her works, which are created on-site, in galleries throughout her native Canada and internationally. “Embroidered Spaces” opens to the public Saturday, September 2 and will be on view through October 31. Admission to the Delaplaine’s galleries is free. Delaplaine Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM Sunday, 11AM-5PM McCavour will give a free online artist’s talk on Saturday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. She will discuss her process and the ideas behind “Embroidered Spaces.” The artist will travel from Canada to Frederick in order to teach her unique embroidery technique in a special workshop at The Delaplaine Arts Center. Embroidered Botany: Hand Stitching and Water-Soluble Stabilizer will take place October 30 & 31 and is open to anyone 15 and older. Workshop capacity […]
“Embroidered Spaces” exhibition at the Delaplaine
Join us at the Carroll Creek Amphitheater for outdoor storytime! Enjoy stories, fingerplays, rhymes, and more! Geared toward ages 0-5, but all are welcome. For potential weather cancellations please check back here or call your local library. Ages 0-5 Presented in coordination with Downtown Frederick Partnership.
Family Storytime on the Creek
Wind interpreted by 29 artists This exhibition features works of 29 artists that incorporate their interpretations of wind in our lives, in history, in mythology, or in a multitude of other ways. The exhibition includes paintings, photography, digital, mixed media, glass and ceramic. Best in Show ($500) and an Award of Merit ($250) were announced at 6:00pm on Saturday, October 16 on Facebook and Instagram. This exhibition is on view from October 13 through November 14. Find Gallery hours on their event page. Painting: “Sail III” by Phillip Grove
DISTRICT Arts Presents “Wind”, a juried themed exhibition
ATTENTION: Capacity may be limited and masks required for ages 5+ per city/county regulations until further notice. Please register with Frederick Salsa. ______________________________ Dance to Latin beats at this popular monthly event! Starts with an approximately 30-minute salsa lesson at 7pm by Silvia Yacoubian of Frederick Salsa. 3rd Wednesdays. $5 suggested cash donation to Frederick Salsa; all-ages, beer/wine available with cash/cards for over 21s with valid ID.
Salsa Under the Stars at Sky Stage
Hailing from Annapolis/Baltimore Pressing Strings keeps it real, toeing the line between hometown darlings and rising stars, these boys-next-door combine robust rhythms and bluesy songwriting that’s folksy and heartfelt yet funky and feel-good. Sharing the bill is Frederick favorite, Silent Old Mtns. A band for 10 years running and best friends for twice as long, Silent Old Mtns. has warmed the hearts of many with the approachable sincerity of their energetic live shows and their policy of treating fans as family.
Pressing Strings with Silent Old Mtns.
Farm-to-Table Art As the rhythm of the season begins to change, we look forward to the rewards of our labor, harvesting the bounty of our farms and garden plots. This moveable feast for our eyes is evident is the fresh produce filling the farmer’s markets, our tables and larders. Gallery 322 is celebrating the abundance of this season with an all-gallery exhibit showcasing the paintings, sculptures and assemblages of the versatile gallery artists and highlighting that farm to table experience through their art. Visit Gallery 322’s website for more information.
HARVEST —a movable feast @ Gallery 322
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 April—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
Ever see a car dressed up for Halloween?! Stop by Everedy Square & Shab Row during Downtown Frederick’s Halloween celebration to check out all the Vintage VWs. Some will be dressed for the occasion, others will be showcasing their natural beauty! There will also be a few treats to gather if you’re in the business of trick-or-treating. The Mid-Maryland Vintage VW Club was founded in 2019 by vintage VW enthusiasts Jonathan Fitz-Enz, Tony Morone, and Gidget Gill. With over 25 members and growing, the MMVVW Club includes Beetles, Buggies, Vans, Dokas, Convertibles and Campers. Anyone in the mid-Maryland area with a vintage VW is welcome to join as the Club looks forward to continued growth. The Club’s FB Events page posts weekly car shows for all club members to attend. Join our group through Facebook or contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vintage VW Halloween Car Show & Trunk-or-Treat
Halloween in Downtown Frederick 2021 Great for families and kids of all ages! Costumes highly encouraged! Saturday, October 30th Sponsored by Frederick County Public Libraries & The C. Burr Artz Trust. There are plenty of things to fill your day with! Make your perfect schedule below: Halloween in Downtown Frederick 10am-12pm Trick-or-Treat at all your favorite downtown businesses (while supplies last) and enjoy some “ghoulish fun” with kid-friendly activities – decorate a mini pumpkin or make a noodle monster and snap some adorable pictures at the balloon photo booth @ 33 E Patrick St and dance to some music while you play a few games @ 30 N Market St! A map of participating businesses can be found below. Organized by Downtown Frederick Partnership Additional Halloween Events 9am-1pm Check out the Vintage VW Car Show in Everedy Square & Shab Row. Some of the cars will be dressed up in their favorite costumes for their version of Trunk-or-Treat! Go to the event listing here for more information. Organized by Mid-Maryland Vintage VW Club 6pm-9pm Join us for Halloween Movie Night on the Creek to watch Hocus Pocus! Bring a blanket or chairs to watch it on the inflatable screen […]
Halloween in Downtown Frederick
Located at 331 N Market St. A weekly outdoor bazaar featuring a variety of vendors and products, every Saturday throughout the year. More information: instagram.com/downtownsaturdaybazaar
Downtown Saturday Bazaar
Walk in the footsteps of doctors, nurses, soldiers and civilians who cared for 8,000 wounded soldiers in Downtown Frederick Every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM from April until October, docents from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will explain how Frederick became “One Vast Hospital.” Arguably the most trying moment in city’s history came after the Battle of Antietam in the fall of 1862. The town’s population doubled when 8,000 wounded soldiers were delivered by ambulance to make-shift hospitals throughout Frederick. Initially the walking tours will be limited to 12 participants. Masks are required throughout the tour and we request that you practice strict social distancing. Tickets are $15 and include admission to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in addition to the walking tour. Tickets are free for Museum members, but you must still reserve your spot. Reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. With accounts taken from the diaries and letters of the surgeons, soldiers, and civilians who were there, this guided walking tour will explore the locations of the city’s Civil War hospitals in churches, schools, and public buildings. This program is an excellent way to take in downtown Frederick as many […]
Walking Tours with National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Start Halloween weekend off right with the Weinberg’s Silent Film Series and the classic, The Phantom of the Opera. A 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney in the title role of the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star. The film remains most famous for Chaney’s ghastly, self-devised make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film’s premiere. The film was released on November 15, 1925. Accompanied by the Weinberg’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ! Proof of vaccination or a negative covid test is required to attend an event at the Weinberg Center and masks must be worn when inside the venue.
The Phantom of the Opera
Hocus Pocus on the big screen! Come to the Carroll Creek Amphitheater around dusk to snag a spot on the grassy tiers and watch Hocus Pocus. Bring a blanket or chairs and some snacks* for a family-friendly outing. We have lots of great restaurants close by that offer carry-out options! Starting at 6:00pm, WFRE Radio Station will be providing some tunes and games while we wait for it to get dark enough to see the screen clearly! The movie will start around 7:00pm & Closed Captioning will be provided. *Reminder, alcohol is not allowed in City parks without a permit. Brought to you by Frederick County Public Libraries & The C. Burr Artz Trust
Halloween Movie Night presented by Frederick County Public Libraries
The Civil War brought up a lot of tension in the town. Unresolved anger, sadness, and even stupidity (Much stupidity). We’ve collected some of our favorite stories of the mayhem and the murder that happened in Frederick during the Civil War. We have a walking tour to prove it. Rain or Shine No Walk ins
Murder and Mayhem Walking Tour
New Spire Arts presents its 2021-2022 Concert Series featuring 5 superb artists encompassing a range of genres. New Spire Arts celebrates its inaugural season of the performing arts with an exceptional line-up of live music and musicians you are likely to see on any of the world’s finest stages. We bring the best from the around the globe to our corner of Frederick. Great Reasons to Subscribe Buy and Save : Subscription tickets are discounted more than 25% over single tickets. Best Seats in the House : The best seats in the Ausherman Theatre are reserved for you, a season subscriber. Move to the Front of the Line : With your tickets already in hand, you are the first to choose among our subscriber-only section. The Concert Series includes the following fantastic artists April Verch Band (Oct. 8, 2021): For over two decades the fiddler, singer-songwriter and step dancer April Verch has been recording and captivating listeners worldwide. Verch’s signature sound blends together regional Canadian, American old-time, bluegrass, country and Americana, resulting in a well-rounded tour-de-force of traditional sounds. An Evening with Dennis Quaid (Oct. 30, 2021): Best known as an actor, Dennis Quaid is also a passionate […]
New Spire Arts Concert Series
The second Silent Film at the Weinberg Center on this date, this 1922 silent German Expressionist horror film stars Max Schreck as Count Orlok, a vampire is interested in both a new residence and the wife (Greta Schröder) of his estate agent (Gustav von Wangenheim). Accompanied by the Weinberg’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ! Proof of vaccination or a negative covid test is required to attend an event at the Weinberg Center and masks must be worn when inside the venue.
Sundays 9:00AM-1:00PM May 9 – November 21, 2021 The Frederick City Market is a local food and artisan market located in the historic district of Downtown Frederick, Maryland. Join us at 331 N Market St every Sunday from May through November. Here at The Frederick City Market it is our pleasure to serve the community with some of the freshest produce, foods, and most unique artisan products and services around. Everything is either farm grown, or handmade locally by our wonderful vendors. We are located on Market Street in downtown Frederick between 3rd & 4th Street each Sunday from May through November. More info at frederickcitymarket.com
Frederick City Market
Vendors, Music, Fun & Candy Sunday, October 31st from 1:30-6:00PM in the parking lot on S East Street, between Commerce & E All Saints. Find out what’s happening in the newly established Carroll Street Creative District. Join us for family fun and a unique block party experience on Carroll Street in historic, Downtown Frederick, Maryland. Find more information at carrollstreetcreativedistrict.com
Halloween in the Creative District
Celebrate Halloween with this 1992 Francis Ford Coppola critically acclaimed adaptation of Bram Stoker’s horror classic on the big screen! This film is part of the Cinema Club Film series sponsored by Wonder Book. Proof of vaccination or a negative covid test is required at this time to attend an event at the theater and masks must be worn when inside the venue.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
First Fridays $50 Massage Promo Enjoy a 60-minute Victor Novell Signature Massage the First Friday of each month, between the hours of 9AM-12PM by appointment only. Must mention promo: FIRSTSATURDAY 263 W Patrick St across from Sol Yoga www.victornovell.com / 301.388.5237
First Fridays Massage Promo
Meet TAG’s newest artists! TAG/The Artists Gallery are honoring their most recent members through the month of November. Their exhibit in the front gallery, New TAG Artists, opens on November 5 with a reception on November 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. The featured artists work in a wide variety of media and styles. Lusmerlin, Christopher Madden, Patricia Stockman, and S. Manya Stoueman-Tolino represent the gallery’s full members. Associate members, Tom Dorsz and Tina Miller, complete the show. Gallery II will feature the other TAG artists this month: Colleen Clapp, Gillian Collins, Luc Fiedler, Sandra Fritter, Sarah Higgins, Tina Lund, Julie Maynard, Jan McIntyre-Creager, Karen Peacock, Marie Riccio, Tom Semmes, Rhonda Smith, Christine Stovall, Marc Weinberg, Cathy Wilkin, and Karen Winston-Levin. To the left: “Overcast” by Sarah Higgins Below: “A Walk in the Snow” by Tom Dorsz
New TAG Artists @ TAG/The Artists Gallery
All the NOMA artists at in one place at one time! All 24 of NOMA Gallery’s artists will be exhibiting for the month of November. Expect to see a wide range of mediums and styles by this group of very accomplished regional artists! Join us for our Artists’ Talk on Thursday, November 18th @ 7pm. Take a sneak peek at upcoming exhibitions on NOMA Gallery’s website.
24 Artists Group Show @ NOMA
Join Gallery 322, for the opening of their new show, Deck the Walls. Any time of the year is a great time for new art, but especially this time of year when you want your home to look its best with holidays and company just around the corner! Gallery 322 artists, Michael Douglas Jones, Anne Gibson Snyder, Jan Kaufman, Russell Schofield, Linda Kirvan, Tom Ritchie, Ann Schaefer, and Homer Yost invite you to visit the gallery to see a festive display of new work. Including both large and small artworks to select from, Deck the Walls, will include paintings, assemblages, and sculptures to enhance your home and surroundings. Gallery 322 has been a destination for collectors, enthusiasts, and art lovers in the heART of Frederick’s historic district for 12 years.
Deck the Walls @ Gallery 322
Sideline is a pedigreed six-piece powerhouse whose style has set the pace in Bluegrass for over two decades. Founders Steve Dilling (banjo), guitarist Skip Cherryholmes and Jason Moore (bass) can all claim their own historical significance to the genre as members of highly awarded groups, multiple Grand Ole Opry appearances and years of national and international touring. What started as a side project for the seasoned players soon moved to the front and center and they began to record and release albums in earnest. In 2019, Sideline won the IBMA Song Of The Year Award for their hit single, “Thunder Dan.” To listen to Sideline reminds the fan of why so many people fall in love with Bluegrass in the first place; pulse-pounding drive, songs sung from the heart, perfected timing and dynamics as well as a visceral emotion in the rendering. Based out of Nashville, Hogslop String Band creates & performs cross-genre music that pushes the boundaries of what Old Time music could/should be, blending country, psych, and astounding stamina for an energetic performance. Hogslop has shared stages with the likes of The Avett Brothers, Lukas Nelson, Del McCoury, Punch Brothers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Dom Flemons, and many […]
Sideline and Hogslop String Band
Performing for over 28 years, The Comedy Pigs are the region’s longest-running improv troupe, and they’re ready for another great season. Join them on the first Friday and Saturday of every month for hilarious shows filled with a series of fun short-form improv games. No two shows are ever the same, so be sure to join them on the first Friday and Saturday of every month at MET Comedy Night! Beginning September 1st, Maryland Ensemble Theatre will require proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance) and masking for all indoor events, subject to change. Please prepare to show your vaccination record and/or proof of testing at the box office upon arrival. You may display a hard copy, or a digital copy. Patrons under 12 are not required to show proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance), but must mask.
The Comedy Pigs – MET Comedy Night
So much to see and do at the art center! 1pm-3pm: Helen Smith Free Workshops for Kids Kids can register for the Explorations in Printmaking (ages 6–8) or Artist Trading Cards (ages 9–12) workshops. Get details and register here. Free 2pm: Art Matters Artist Talk Exhibiting artist Carol Williams discusses her work during the Delaplaine’s month-long focus on artists who are also U.S. veterans. Free 3pm-5pm: Creative Outlet Kids and adults are invited to drop-in and get creative together on art activities at family tables! Each session features a themed activity as well as open studio activities. In this session, enjoy creating nature prints inspired by woodcut artist Bryan Nash Gill. Be mindful of social distancing, and masks are required. $2 per artist Plus 4 new art exhibitions in a variety of media: Veterans Show; John Godinet – Acrylic paintings; Carol Williams – Quilted wall hangings; Kimo Williams – Photography Check delaplaine.org for more information & hours.
4 New Exhibitions, Kids’ Workshops & an Artist Talk @ The Delaplaine
Come grab a DIY take home kit for a modern wreath! You will be able to select your preferred dried blooms to take home and style. Your kit will include instructions. Tag us on social (Facebook or Instagram) when you complete your wreath. We cannot wait to see what you create for your home!
DIY modern wreath kit @ Peace
The Trail House is celebrating 37 years in business this year! Celebrate with us on Saturday, November 6th for our anniversary sale! Take 20% off everything in the store for this one day only event. We will be open from 10am- 9pm. Check out our Facebook page to see more products!
37th Anniversary Celebration! @ The Trail House
Make a holiday keepsake Paint pottery in our fun, friendly, and relaxing studio! Lots of selections to choose from, including seasonal pottery like holiday ornaments. No reservations needed. Food & drinks welcome.
Paint a holiday ornament @ I made this! Pottery Studio
With grateful and creative hearts, we share our latest treasures. Our members have used their talents to create baking dishes, casseroles, and other pottery to help you showcase your Thanksgiving Family Feast. Many members have included a recipe of their favorite holiday treat! Visit the website for new holiday hours!
Pottery for a Thanksgiving Family Feast @ Potters’ Guild
Where do all the plants go to become delicious meals? . . . Hippy Chick Hummus of course! ~ mashed potato quesadillas on special all weekend long! ~ kale & cranberry salad ~ pumpkin chili ~ pumpkin pie cheesecake ~ seasonal kombucha on tap all 100% vegan! Check out the menu here.
Plant-Based Thanksgiving Specials @ Hippy Chick Hummus
Yay! It’s finally back – just in time for Fall!! This crisp, sweet and tart balsamic vinegar is fantastic this time of year! Incredible when combined with our Lemon Olive Oil and drizzled on salad. Only here for a very limited time – get some before it’s gone! Find recipe ideas here.
Fusti Tap: Crisp Apple White Balsamic @ L.O.V.E.
Get a sneak peek at Frederick’s newest special event venue, Citizens Ballroom! Located in the historic PNC/Citizens National Bank building at Square Corner, the Ballroom will host private special events like weddings, celebrations, corporate events, and photoshoots. The former bank is being lovingly renovated to its original glory and updated for its new life as a celebration space right in the heart of town! The Ballroom will be holding Open Houses for the public from 1-4pm on First Saturdays starting in September for those who are curious to see the renovations of one of Frederick’s landmark buildings.
Citizens Ballroom Open House
In its 4th year, the Frederick Jazz Festival is the premier, live jazz event in Frederick, MD featuring professional and Grammy-winning artists from the DMV. In addition to Terence Blanchard, the E-Collective and Turtle Island Quartet, this year’s lineup includes internationally recognized female vocalist Tracy Hamlin, contemporary pianist, composer, and producer Anthony Walker & Friends, featured soloist and drummer (ret.) with the U.S. Army Blues Big Band and recording artist Steve Fidyk Philly Fliers, and, on trumpet, award winning arranger and music educator Mike Kamuf Little Big Band.
Frederick Jazz Festival
Come one, come all! Join us to meet our teachers, partners and renters that offer art and wellness classes and unique products. We will have local vendors, class demos, gift card giveaways, tours and a special Give Thanks craft for all ages.
Studio Open House @ Give Rise Studio
“Dreams During the Long Peace” Gaslight Gallery opens its doors for their Grand Opening with “Dreams During the Long Peace” – a show featuring artworks by Leigh Cortex and a spoken word performance by R. Cortez. Image is Leigh’s installation piece, “Til The Death” Leigh Cortez is both an Army veteran and spouse of an active-duty combat soldier. The experiences of military life and tattooing in military towns influenced the medium and message of her painted works. Cortez’s work has recently been featured at Dulles International Airport and at the Military Women’s Memorial, formal entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. R. Cortez is a Chief Warrant Officer 3 serving on active duty in the US Army. His writing has been featured in Riverblood Magazine and exhibited in Dulles International Airport and at the Military Women’s Memorial, formal entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. His spoken word performances include the Summer with the Arts Exhibition at the Military Women’s Memorial.
Art Gallery Grand Opening ft. Leigh Cortez @ Gaslight Gallery
Fun Faces Drinking Glasses Stop by Artifacts Glass Gallery Saturday, November 6th from 1-7pm to meet local glass blower Kyle Troop (Glassfloart on Instagram & Facebook). He will be showing off his newest set of fun face drinking glasses and answering any questions about getting involved with glass blowing.
Meet & Greet: Local Glass Blower Kyle Troop @ Artifacts Glass Gallery
Come join the Party! Evangelical Lutheran Church is holding a Block Party to celebrate the restoration work on their façade and iconic twin towers. Stop by the church campus between 3 and 6 pm on First Saturday – November 6th, to see and hear about the restoration work involved with this historic building and enjoy free food and refreshments while there. Everyone is welcome to see, learn and enjoy!
Block Party at Evangelical Lutheran Church
We are pleased to present “Let the Horses Run” by Michael Haskins, Jr. “Let the Horses Run” is a companion exhibition to Currency Studio’s “TRE-STALLION 20-21” collection. The presentation through design, art and collectible wearables communicates Haskins Jr.’s fascination with luxury and its lifestyle implications. See more of his collection on Instagram @currencystudio & @currencymichaels Also follow @shungugallery or visit Shungu Gallery’s website to stay current on their upcoming exhibitions.
Exhibition Opening @ Shungu Gallery
The buildings in downtown Frederick cover centuries of architecture history. From the Greek Classical Style Winchester Hall to the French Beaux Arts Square corners, there is much more about the town than people know to look for. Join us and learn. Rain or Shine. No Walk ins
Art and Architecture Walking Tour
The United States Air Force Concert Band is the official symphonic wind ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it features 53 active duty Airmen musicians. The Concert Band performs across the United States via biannual tours, engages the local community in our nation’s capital through numerous concert series, and reaches millions globally through live radio, television and internet broadcasts. This is a free ticketed event. Tickets required.
U.S. Air Force Concert Band
A truly original voice, Jerrod Niemann has been that guy—a little edgier, a little cooler, maybe just a bit off-center in the best possible way. Always willing to stretch country’s modern and elastic boundaries, he hit the ground running as an artist with a sound that stood out and a compelling visual presence. Ten years in, he is making some of the most compelling music of his career with his newest release “Lost and Found.”
Combining the skill and discipline of an investigative reporter with a comedian’s sense of the absurd and the stupid, political humorist P.J. O’Rourke covers current events like no other. Known as a hard-bitten, cigar-smoking conservative, he in fact bashes all political persuasions. O’Rourke proves himself a savvy guide to national and global affairs. His razor sharp insights never fail to inform and entertain audiences. A separately ticketed meet-and-greet reception will take place immediately following the event. For an additional $75 you can meet the speaker for a photo opportunity, a signing opportunity (whenever possible), and light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. All proceeds from the meet-and-greet reception will benefit children’s programs at Frederick County Public Libraries. Tickets can be purchased by members starting August 8th and by the general public August 15th.
Frederick Speaker Series presents PJ O’Rourke
Multi-Grammy award winning blues rocker John Hiatt (“Have a Little Faith in Me,” “Slow Turning”) and acclaimed bluegrass singer-songwriter Jerry Douglas (“Gone to Fortingall”) join forces to perform the greatest hits from their distinguished careers and music from their upcoming release Leftover Feelings. “All the Lilacs in Ohio” is the first video released from John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band’s forthcoming album, Leftover Feelings, available May 21, 2021. This project and video were recorded in Historic RCA Studio B, continuing the studio’s legacy as a “temple of sound,” and creating documentary resources for use by the nonprofit Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. These educational materials showcase recording methods reminiscent of those practiced in the 1950s and 60s, with Hiatt, Douglas and band members making and recording music in real time by listening to each other and emotionally reacting through their spontaneous performances. (Photographer: David McClister)
John Hiatt and the Jerry Douglas Band
Roll for initiative! Improv comedy fused with Dungeons & Dragons! Join us as we embark on an adventure of twists and turns, bizarre characters, and occasional epic failure… All with the help from YOU and the whim of an unforgiving 20-sided die! Join their quest on the third Friday of every month. Beginning September 1st, Maryland Ensemble Theatre will require proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance) and masking for all indoor events, subject to change. Please prepare to show your vaccination record and/or proof of testing at the box office upon arrival. You may display a hard copy, or a digital copy. Patrons under 12 are not required to show proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID test w/in 72 hours of attendance), but must mask.
Oh Crit! – MET Comedy Night
Symphonic music returns to the Weinberg Center when the acclaimed Frederick Symphony Orchestra performs a magical evening of “Strings and Things” Be mesmerized by the music of Brahms, Bach, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Bizet. Peabody trained Maestro Glenn Quader will conduct the FSO in their long awaited return to the Weinberg.
The Frederick Symphony Orchestra presents “Strings and Things”
Man the Cannons! We’re taking you back through time to when the roads were dirt and soldiers marched through the streets of Frederick. The Civil War was tough on the nation. But most people don’t think Frederick could have been the center of it all. But, for a while, it was. Rain or Shine. No Walk ins
Civil War History Walking Tour
Irreverent black comedy following the exploits of a host of offbeat characters at a medical unit during the Korean war, including surgeons Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John McIntyre who create havoc with their martini parties and practical jokes while the war rages around them. The film spawned a successful television series and won an Oscar for best screenplay. It stars Donald Sutherland, Tom Skerritt, and Elliott Gould, with Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, René Auberjonois, Gary Burghoff, Roger Bowen, Michael Murphy, and in his film debut, professional football player Fred Williamson. Although the Korean War is the film’s storyline setting, the subtext is the Vietnam War – a current event at the time the film was made.
Home for the Holidays is a 1995 American family comedy-drama film directed by Jodie Foster. The film follows Claudia Larson, a young woman who, after losing her job, kissing her ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter has plans of her own for the holiday, departs Chicago to spend her Thanksgiving with her dysfunctional family. The film features an ensemble cast, including: Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Dylan McDermott, Geraldine Chaplin, Steve Guttenberg, Cynthia Stevenson, Claire Danes, Austin Pendleton, and David Strathairn.
Home for the Holidays (1995)
Kick off your holiday season with all day shopping in Downtown Frederick! Parking is FREE, shops open early and stay open late. A special thanks to our 2021 Frosty Friday sponsor MAIN SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Check back soon as we continue to build our day of Frosty Friday fun!
Follow the story of a young bird named Max, and his family, as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole, his adventure begins! Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope, set to timeless holiday hits. Lightwire Theater has been internationally recognized for their electroluminescent artistry and poignant storytelling, done in complete darkness. Make sure to catch our second performance at 5:00 pm
Lightwire Theater – A Very Electric Christmas
Shop Small on Small Business Saturday! Downtown Frederick, MD offers more than 200 locally owned and operated businesses, making it the perfect destination for your holiday shopping. Shop Small the whole weekend! The Friday before Small Business Saturday is Frosty Friday in Downtown Frederick — featuring all-day shopping, free parking, live music and gifts from the Snowflake Tree – just for shopping local! Learn more at downtownfrederick.org/frostyfriday TRAVEL INFO FOR DOWNTOWN FREDERICK Free Parking: Downtown Frederick offers free parking every weekend from Thanksgiving through New Years Day. Free parking is available in all public parking garages and on-street meters beginning Saturdays at 8AM through 6AM Monday. Public Restrooms: Find public restrooms in the Church Street Parking Garage (17 E Church St) and Carroll Creek Parking Garage (44 E Patrick St). Public restrooms are open daily from 9AM-10PM and cleaned regularly by the City of Frederick. Additional restrooms are available in the Frederick Visitor Center (151 S East St) and the C. Burr Artz Public Library (110 E Patrick St). Hotels: Planning to stay a whole weekend? Find information about local lodging at visitfrederick.org.
Small Business Saturday
George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George’s modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George’s Uncle Billy loses the business’s $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money and hides it from Billy. When the bank examiner discovers the shortage later that night, George realizes that he will be held responsible and sent to jail and the company will collapse, finally allowing Potter to take over the town. Thinking of his wife, their young children, and others he loves will be better off with him dead, he contemplates suicide. Showtimes are 3:00pm and 7:00pm. This is a free ticketed event (limit of 4). Tickets required.
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Celebrate the joy, magic and memories of Christmas with A John Denver Christmas! Award-winning international artists Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon will treat audiences to classic John Denver songs such as Rocky Mountain High, Annie’s Song, Country Roads, Sunshine, and many more along with holiday favorites. Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon have been delighting audiences in an acclaimed holiday show that is on everyone’s Christmas list!
A John Denver Christmas with Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon
Chanticleer is known around the world as “an orchestra of voices” for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature, from Renaissance to jazz, and from gospel to venturesome new music. With A Chanticleer Christmas they offer joy and transcendence through beautifully sung music of all centuries from classical to carols.
A Chanticleer Christmas
Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between his piano chops and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.” Nakoaʼs newest album, Casting Shadows, is a spellbinding blend of pop, soul, and classical influences that tells a story of childhood dreams crashing headlong into grownup reality. This event is part of our discovery series, where you can pay $10 in advance or pay what you want at the door.
What has become an annual tradition in the DMV returns to the Weinberg Center again this holiday season. For years now, Washington-native Eric Byrd has been performing the iconic soundtrack from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with his trio at venues across DC, Maryland, and Virginia. The show begins with a screening of the Peanuts holiday classic followed by a live performance of the Vince Guaraldi masterpiece score, complete with choral accompaniment during “Christmastime is Here”.
Eric Byrd Trio Performs A Charlie Brown Christmas Live!
Acton Children’s Business Fair Kids (ages 6-17) develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at our one-day marketplace. Come check out what these young entrepreneurs have to offer! We will host 20 businesses at the 1st annual event in Downtown Frederick on First Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 12-3pm along Carroll Creek, outside the C. Burr Artz Library. Open to the public and free of charge. Read more about the event here: Children’s Business Fair: The largest entrepreneurship event for kids in North America (childrensbusinessfair.org)
Acton Children’s Business Fair
Grammy Award winners Judy Collins and Tom Paxton have been friends for nearly 60 years, but rarely had the chance to perform together until now. With hits like “Chelsea Morning”, “Both Sides Now” “Amazing Grace” and “Send In The Clowns,” Judy Collins has a voice that still lights up the room. Performing with Grammy winners “The Don Juans,” Tom Paxton will cover classics like, “Who’s Garden Was This,” “The Marvelous Toy” and “The Last Thing On My Mind.”
An Evening with Judy Collins, Tom Paxton and the Don Juans
The stunning artistry of Maryland Regional Ballet and the beloved Tchaikovsky score combine to transport audiences to the Kingdom of Sweets. Under the direction of Joyce Morrison and featuring guest artists from the New York City Ballet and students from the Frederick School of Classic Ballet, it’s a holiday tradition at its finest. Shows of The Nutcracker run from Fri December 10, 2021 | 8:00 PM — Sun December 12, 2021 | 2:00 PM 12/10 @ 8:00 PM 12/11 @ 2:00 PM 12/11 @ 7:00 PM 12/12 @ 2:00 PM Check out our website to see complete details.
Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Christmas spirits arrive on the Weinberg stage in a traditional retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. A show for both the young and young-at-heart, experience the beloved holiday story with a message that never grows old. We have multiple showings running from FRI DECEMBER 17, 2021 — SUN DECEMBER 19, 2021 December 17th @ 7:30 PM December 18th @ 2:00 PM December 18th @ 7:30 PM December 19th @ 2:00 PM Check out our website for complete details. No VOUCHERS are available for this Event.
A Christmas Carol
A Frederick community holiday tradition since 1994, director Judith DuBose will conduct a forty voice chorus, twenty-piece orchestra, and four soloists through select choruses and arias of “Messiah” by G. F. Handel. The audience is invited to join the chorus for select numbers such as the “Hallelujah Chorus” and “For Unto Us a Child is Born.” Copies of the full vocal score will be for sale in the lobby.
Messiah Sing Along
Flying Dog Film Series presents Best in Show (2000) Cult Classics & Craft Beer. Happy Hour begins at 6:30 PM! Best in Show is a 2000 American mockumentary comedy film, a spoof on American dog shows, co-written by Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy and directed by Guest. The film follows five entrants in a prestigious dog show, and focuses on the slightly surreal interactions among the various owners and handlers, as they travel to, and then compete, at the show.
Best in Show (2000)
“1964” focuses on the quintessential moment in history, when The Beatles actually played before a LIVE audience. The Beatles toured the world in the early 1960’s, but now only a precious few remain who actually saw them LIVE. Who actually felt the “mania” that brought them to world acclaim. Today, all that remains are a few scant memories and some captured images in pictures and on poor quality film and video. “1964” meticulously re-creates the “MAGIC” of those LIVE Beatles’ performances with artful precision and unerring accuracy. For those that never saw The Beatles LIVE and always wanted to know what it must have been like…this is as close as anyone could possibly get to…FEELING the MAGIC! For over 30 years, “1964” has thrilled audiences with what is considered to be the most authentic and endearing tribute to The Beatles. This has been accomplished by a steady and consistent cast of talented professional musicians, who painstakingly recreate the look, feel and note for note sound of an actual LIVE Beatles performance.
1964 The Tribute
The Galway, Ireland, and Nashville-based quartet––comprised of two sets of brothers, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley––continually push musical boundaries while maintaining an unwavering devotion to the essential audience experience. WB3 seamlessly converge the shared and varied traditions of Americana, Bluegrass, and Celtic music with popsensible songcraft to create a truly unique and gratifying signature sound. Brilliantly commanded instruments––banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and percussion––effortlessly elevate lead singer David Howley’s propulsive voice. Live on stage, their songs carry the listener along until, at the perfect moment, the band crescendos into catchy choruses with pitch perfect harmonies. We Banjo 3 deliver their music with such palpable rapport, stunning precision, and infectious energy, it’s impossible to pigeonhole what kind of listener might suddenly consider themselves a WB3 fan.
We Banjo 3 – DOWNSTAIRS
Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar have carved a unique place for themselves in the music industry through soul-stirring arrangements of contemporary gospel, musical theater, and rich original compositions. Hailing from Augusta, Georgia, McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar are known for their opulent harmonies and beautiful blends. Always providing a fresh perspective, the group’s sound is truly authentic.
Trey McLaughlin and the Sounds of Zamar
From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing about his North Florida roots with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, at other times a blend of blues rock, soul music and southern rock.
JJ Grey and Mofro
After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as Early Morning Rain, If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway, Sundown, (That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, Canadian Railroad Trilogy, Ribbon Of Darkness, Beautiful, Song For A Winter’s Night and Rainy Day People to name a few. Lightfoot is heading across the country this fall to celebrate two huge releases: his first full-length album in 14 years and the nation-wide release of the documentary film Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind. The concert tour will feature his well-known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot’s own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-plus-years musical career.
Latshaw Productions presents GORDON LIGHTFOOT: The Legend in Concert
We’ll be back! The 2022 Alive @ Five season kicks off May 12 with live music, beer and wine on the creek every Thursday through September 29, 2022. Alive @ Five is an outdoor happy hour every Thursday from 5-8pm in the Carroll Creek Amphitheater / 21+ only / $5 entry + $5 drinks / food available for purchase on site / different band every week… lineup coming soon! Alive @ Five is Downtown Frederick Partnership’s largest fundraiser of the year. Every gate fee you pay and drink token you buy helps to support our work in the downtown community. Interested in supporting the event? Sponsorships are available and selling now. Email email@example.com for more info.
Alive @ Five 2022 Season Kick-off
frederickpride.org The Frederick Center is postponing its Frederick Pride 2021 celebration, originally scheduled for Sunday, October 3, 2021, to Saturday, June 25, 2022. In consultation with the Frederick County Health Department, The Frederick Center has assessed that the risk to public health is too high to risk holding a large-scale event during a resurgence of the COVID pandemic and, specifically, the more transmissible deadly delta-variant. The Frederick Center will continue operating its peer support programs, including Youth Group Jr., Youth Group, Young Adult Group, Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming Group, TransFamilies, TransTeens, TransPartners, Healing Pride, and LGBTQ+ Recovery. Additionally, The Frederick Center is developing some smaller-scale events over the next few months, both outdoors and indoors, allowing folx to gather in a safe environment. The Frederick Center’s Mission: The Frederick Center exists to support and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people and our families so we thrive, accepted and affirmed, in the broader Frederick community. More details are coming. Check back to frederickpride.org for more information.