On a refreshing, sunny, summer afternoon, the team at The Frederick County Guide made their way to the Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) season opener showcase, presented at VOLT in downtown Frederick. With hors d’oeuvres served in typical Volt fashion, cocktails including an old-fashioned Gimlet, and dreamy patio seating, the event set the mood for an exciting and unforgettable season at the MET!
5 Reasons You Don’t Want To Miss What’s Happening at the MET This Season!
1. It’s the most interesting and challenging season ever produced!
MET Artistis Director Tad Janes promises that this season will be one for the ages. “At MET, we really want to bring a diverse season of exciting works to our community and I believe this season positions itself to become of the most interesting and challenging seasons we have ever produced.”
2. No matter what genre you’re looking for, you’ll find it at the MET
From horror to heart-warming, the theater will produce the show that fits your mood. A chilling tale of Frankenstein hits the stage just in time for Halloween, join in for an interesting story of friendship and communication entitled “Tribes”, and laugh along to a classic comedy- “One Man Two Guvnors.”
3. There will be plenty of chances to see your favorite show!
All shows run for 4 weeks each with 16 performances, so you have NO excuse but to make it in for at least one!
4. There is a play about Donuts.
Ahem… Enough Said…
5. YOU Can Become a Part of the Fun!
Along with their long list of award winning plays, The MET’s family theatre- The Fun Company– will also be producing a number of shows for children of all ages, as well as Fun Camp.
Find out more information as well as the complete schedule of showtimes and events on the MET’s website. Don’t miss an unforgettable season this year at The Maryland Ensemble Theatre!
Lettuce just got a whole lot more fun thanks to Gude Brothers Greenhouses located in Middletown. The fourth-generation family owned business and grower of leafy greens is kicking off their inaugural “Lettuce Jam” this Saturday. Come out and celebrate what makes Frederick’s culinary scene so great, it’s local growers. This family-friendly event will include greenhouse tours, live music, fresh foods, and arts & crafts from over 25 local artisans. There is something for everyone! Little ones can learn about plants, potting their own greens and even participate in live painting with pigs! Adults can take a load off, relax and enjoy local libations in the beer and wine garden featuring Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm and Distillery Lane Ciderworks.
The festivities bring consumers one-step closer to learning where their food comes from. “This is your greenhouse,” said Larry Gude, owner and proprietor. “We want people to feel connected to their food.” Gude Brothers Greenhouses is the supplier of fresh, naturally grown leafy greens for many area restaurants but you can also grab some for your meals at home. “Come by and get your lettuce here, we would love to see you,” Gude added. Lettuce mixes can also be ordered online or delivered by South Mountain Creamery.
The greenhouses organically produce 2,000 pounds of red and green Romaine, incised, butter, oak leaf and sweet lettuces. There use of natural compost and other environmentally beneficial growing practices make the greenhouse a breeding ground for seeds. Those randomly blown in by the wind regularly make the greenhouse their home. “Biologically speaking things want to grow in here. It’s not uncommon to see a pansy pop up in the middle of a pot. We have great soil. Plus there is something about growing in good soil, the earthiness of the food. It just tastes better,” Gude states.
So pack the family in the car and make a day out of it. You can have fun, support a great cause and learn more about local foods in the process. Gude says it perfectly, “What makes naturally grown local foods prosper are the people. We are tolerating, more and more, a less perfect tomato or pepper and as a result we are keeping farms going and people employed.”
Event: Lettuce Jam
Date: June 13th
Location: Gude Brother Greenhouses
Address: 2730 Marker Road, Middletown, MD 21769
Websites: LettuceJam.com & GudeBrother.com