Monday, May 8, 2017

eNews for the City of Frederick MD May 2017: Bike to Work, Lacrosse, Garden Tour, and the Weinberg

Here is the City of Frederick, MD eNewsletter for May 2017.   It is re-posted here by permission. If you have any questions or suggestions, direct them to Patti Mullens, the city's Public Information Coordinator, and author of the newsletter: The topics for this month's newsletter are shown below and the articles follow. See the e-Newsletter archives for other issues.   ~ Darcy Richards

  • Bike to Work Event Open to All! - City Proclaims Day to Support Cycling to Work May 19
  • News You Can Use - Online Database Tracks Projects' Status
  • Parks and Recreation - Lacrosse Interest Sought; Kids to Parks Day, May 20
  • Sustainability News - Compost Week May 7-13
  • Garden Tour Time Nears - Celebrate Frederick, Garden Club Host May Event
  • Weinberg Center for the Arts - Classics, Country, Dinosaurs Coming
  • Frederick Police Department News - Cop-Community Activities Coming Up
  • New Appointees Get to Work - Revitalizing Property Use
  • Something to Say to the Mayor? - Talk to the Mayor Tuesday, May 23, 2-6 p.m.
  • Employment Opportunities - The City of Frederick

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Bike to Work Day
Planning Department News
Parks and Recreation
Sustainability News
Celebrate Frederick - Gardens
Weinberg Center Performances
Frederick Police Department
Property Revitalization Committee at Work
Talk to the Mayor Tuesday
Job Opportunities
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May 2017

Bike to Work Event Open to All!

City Proclaims Day to Support Cycling to Work May 19

The Mayor will officially proclaim Bike to Work Day for May 19 this year: The annual event, in support of alternatives to automobile commuting, invites everyone to participate, whether you pedal to work or not. Details are on the city website,

News You Can Use
Online Database Tracks Projects' Status

A new feature on the City's website offers information about development projects and their stages in the process. The Planning Department's Plan Preview Database provides provides citizens with a new tool to stay up-to-date on the latest development activity pending in the City.  
A map of the City has markers indicting the location of new projects, project names and descriptions, project number and contact information for the case planner assigned.   
To access the site, visit and see the Development Review page under the Planning Department.  

Parks and Recreation
Lacrosse Interest Sought; Kids to Parks Day, May 20

Sean Poulin, recreation supervisor, is seeking feedback for the prospect of starting an Adult Recreation Lacrosse League. Answer a few questions found on this Google Form: Click Here for City of Frederick Lacrosse League Interest Survey. Responses will determine interest, age divisions, male or female leagues, etc. The Adult League would be for those who want to play, but haven't had access to the sport since playing in high school/college or those who currently coach youth but have never played on an organized team. If interested, please submit the Form by May 12 or contact Sean Poulin directly at 301-600-3846 or
Kids to Parks™ Day 
May 209 a.m.-1 p.m. 
This is a national day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust in cooperation with 19 collaborators to encourage children across the country to explore their neighborhood parks and discover science, history, nature, and adventure right around the corner or just across town. The City Youth Soccer Program will have games throughout the morning in Baker Park along Fleming Avenue. Wildlife education stations will be set up along the shared-use path, behind the Edward P. Thomas Memorial Swimming Pool. 
For information, call the Parks Department, 301-600-1492 or online.

Sustainability News
Compost Week May 7-13

Mayor Randy McClement will proclaims May 7-13 Compost Week in Frederick to coincide with International Compost Awareness Week, to help educate about compost use and value to a healthy environment. 
Composting is an effective form of waste reduction, reuse and recycling. Since organic materials make up approximately 30 percent of the material going to landfills, composting is one of the primary methods local governments have to divert waste from landfills. 
The City has compost bins for sale to City residents for $20.
An order form is available on the city website.

Further information is available from Sustainability Manager Jenny Willoughby, 301-600-2843,

Garden Tour Time Nears

Celebrate Frederick, Garden Club Host May Event

Photo by Bill Adkins
Advance tickets are available for the Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour. Celebrate Frederick and the Garden Club of Frederick invite you to visit nine public and private gardens in downtown Frederick during this self-guided tour, 1-5 p.m.,
Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21.
In addition to the stunning landscapes, visitors are also treated to live plein air artists in many of the gardens,and a Hospitality Center, where attendees may find refreshment. 
Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 on tour days.  To purchase tickets visit .

Weinberg Center for the Arts

Classics, Country, Dinosaurs Coming

Haynes & Seeger come to town

Pete Seeger: The Storm King

Friday, May 5 | 8:00 p.m.

Folk icon Pete Seeger's stories come to life in a multi-media performance with GRAMMY® award-winner Jeff Haynes.

Tickets from $20 

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live

Saturday, May 13 | 7:00 p.m.

Tour prehistoric Australia, meet an eye-popping collection of life-like dinosaurs, designed with the help of professional paleontologists and manned by skilled puppeteers. 

Tickets from $26  

Flying Dog Film Series: Happy Gilmore

Wednesday, May 24 | 7:30 p.m.
Happy hour begins at 6:30 p.m.
Would-be hockey player turns golf pro; antics ensue as Happy Gilmore tries to win money to pay his grandmother's taxes.
Tickets $5-$7   

For information and the rest of the season lineup, visit

Frederick Police Department News
Cop-Community Activities Coming Up

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58th Frederick Police Academy graduation

58th Police Academy Graduation

On April 28, the Frederick Police Department held its 58th Police Academy Graduation at the Weinberg Center.  The graduates consisted of 19 student officers from six different agencies:

Frederick Police Department, 8; Frederick County Sheriff's Office, 4; Washington County Sheriff's Office, 3; Carroll County Sheriff's Office, 2; Annapolis Police Department, 1; Brunswick Police Department,1.

Coffee with a Cop

The Frederick Police Department will be holding Coffee with a Cop at the Department of Aging, 1440 Taney Avenue, on Wednesday, May 17 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.   Coffee with a Cop is a great opportunity for our community members to interact with our officers, build relationships, and learn more about policing and the Frederick Police Department in a casual relaxed setting.   The event is free and open to the public.

Youth Police Academy

There are just a few spots remaining for the 2017 Youth Police Academy.  This year's one-day academy will be offered three times, June 21-23 at the Frederick Police Department's Training Facility located on Plant Road off Linganore Road.  

This 3 ½ hour one-day program gives children ages 7-13 a close-up look at law enforcement and tools of the trade. There is no cost for this program. 
The registration form can be downloaded at:

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New Appointees Get to Work
Revitalizing Property Use 

Mayor Randy McClement's newly appointed ad hoc Property Revitalization Committee has begun its work to encourage the highest and best use of properties and discourage longterm vacancies.
Find out more about the committee on the Boards and Commission page of the City's website: The committee meets on the the first Monday of the month at 3 p.m. in the Municipal Annex, 140 W. Patrick St. The public is encouraged to attend and offer comment.

Something to Say to the Mayor? 
Talk to the Mayor TuesdayMay 23, 2-6 p.m.

Anyone who would like to have time or conversation with Mayor McClement has an opportunity to do so every month: He sets aside time on the fourth Tuesday of each month to meet informally with citizens to discuss topics or issues of their choice. The next Talk to the Mayor Tuesday will be May 23, from 2-6 p.m.
The Mayor's office is  in City Hall at 101 North Court St.  No appointment is necessary, and meetings occur on a first-come, first-served basis.  For details, contact Pam Stocksdale, office manager,; 301-600-1184. 

Employment Opportunities
The City of Frederick 

The City of Frederick values diversity in its workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.  For information on employment with The City, visit  Job Opportunities & How to Apply
Applications and current job descriptions are also available inside City Hall by the security desk on the first floor. 

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