Thursday, August 17, 2017

This Weekend in Downtown | August 18th

We hope you had a high time last weekend for the annual High Wheel Bicycle Race!  It started out as a beautiful day for this historic activity, yet as the afternoon went on downtown had quite the rain storm.  Our famous Market street experienced minor flooding, but it didn't last for long, and soon the streets were once again open to foot traffic.  As the evening progressed, there was a beautiful golden sun hue reflecting on puddles and windows, along with a vibrant rainbow lighting the sky.  What a beautiful evening it was! There's always something unique occurring in downtown, and we're back this week to clue you in on the 4-1-1.

Has the summer gotten away from you? Take a moment to pause and center yourself with Yoga on the Creek Thursday and Friday morning at 7am.  Sol Yoga kicks off Thursday while Ananda Shala welcomes you back Friday morning.
Thursday evening ushers in everyone's favorite outdoor happy hour, with Alive @ Five kicking off at, you guessed it, 5pm! This week hosts 9 Mile Roots which is a Suburban Roots Reggae band built behind a solid group of musicians pulling from diverse backgrounds.  The music delivers creative tunes that have a strong reggae vibe with a bouncy hip-hop flow and a bit of a rock edge. See you on the Creek!

Alive @ Five 2017 is a summer-long fundraiser for Downtown Frederick Partnership, presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick. These events are made possible by a wonderful team of sponsors. All proceeds from Alive @ Five are reinvested into the downtown community. Stay up to date on weather alerts regarding any event by liking Downtown Frederick Partnership on Facebook or visiting our website.

The 3rd Friday of the months means it's time to grab your chair or blanket and head back to the creek, because movie night is about to take place!  This week Shrek will be showing at 9pm with gates opening by 8pm.  Eat like an ogre by creating your own hodge podge movie meal by stopping through some of the many snack and dinner options downtown that you're welcome to bring into the event, or let us host you with traditional movie night snacks, beverages, and alcoholic drinks available for purchase.  This free event welcomes all ages and provides closed captioning.  We'll see you there! 

Movie Night on the Creek is a free community event, thanks to the support of Wantz Distributors, The Delaplaine Foundation, Wegmans, Frederick County Bank, Rotary Club of Carroll Creek, and Rick Jones Electric.

Looking for another family friendly event? The MET will be showcasing Young Camelot all this weekend with showings at 7pm.  Saturday the 19th will also host an ASL interpreted performance.  "Before Arthur and Guinevere sat on the throne, before Merlin wielded his staff and before anyone ever gathered around a round table, they were all students at the world renowned school for sorcery, knighthood, and ladyship…Avalon Academy. For generations the sorcery students and the knights in training enjoyed a passionate rivalry while the ladies kept to sidelines. All of that, however, is about to change."  

Grab a glass or meal before or after any event this weekend, as VINI Culture and JoJo's Restaurant & Tap House will have live music performances both Friday and Saturday evening.

In need of a way to keep your hand and mind occupied? The Delaplaine consistently hosts many fascinating workshops where you can create your own masterpiece, and this weekend is no different! Come along on Saturday or Sunday from 11:30-4pm as you learn the basics to weaving on a simple loom frame with Joh Ricci.  

You won't see this everyday, so Join Ananda Shala to "Find your purr-fect yoga buddy at this special workshop! The Shala is teaming up with Frederick County Animal Control to bring adoptable cats to mingle on the mats. Cats currently available for adoption will be free-roaming the classroom during a Basic Yoga Class taught by Irene Glasse. Interact with new furry friends outside the shelter and get a feel for the purr-sonality of these wonderful creatures. Proceeds benefit FCAC."

Simiarliy to the Delaplaine, The Muse hosts creative workshops throughout the summer.  This week join them on Sunday from 3-5pm as you create two unique pieces of jewelry.  "With every random act of kindness, teacher Lynne Suprock is inspired by the heart-ful-ness we share with one another. Lynne shows you how to create two necklaces (one for you & one for a friend) Learn to use alcohol inks and the butane torch on brass to create beautiful bursts of color. Tools and supplies included to create two take home necklaces or bracelets if you prefer!"

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