Audubon Society Nature Walk: Saturday, August 28, 2018

Saturday, August 18, 9 to 11 a.m., the Audubon Society of Central Maryland will hold a Bob Schaefer Nature Walk at the Fred J. Archibald Audubon Sanctuary. Birds are mostly quiet at this time of year, but butterflies and dragonflies are very active and are easily observed at close range. Meet at the sanctuary entrance at 9 a.m. The sanctuary entrance is on the east side of Boyer’s Mill

Common Buckeye. Photo Credit: Courtesy Bob Schaefer

Common Buckeye.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Bob Schaefer

Road, just one mile north of Rte. 144 in New Market. People of all ages are welcome. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, and bring a hat and sunscreen. There are no rest room facilities at the sanctuary, and the walk will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Questions? Visit or contact Crystal Kunst at or 443-536-3071.


Fighter Run 5K: Saturday, October 13, 2018

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Save the Date! 2018 Second Saturdays

New Market’s Special Events Committee is hard at work planning 2018’s second Saturday events. Mark your calendar now and plan to join us on October 13 for Harvest Day.

 Christmas in New Market: Saturday, December 1, 2018

Save the Date for Christmas in New Market. Details coming soon.

Alateen Meetings: Weekly, Tuesdays

Alateen is a support group for young relatives of Alcoholics, ages 12 – 19, and part of Alanon. We meet weekly on Tuesdays from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Grace Episcopal Church located at 5740 Green Valley Road, New Market in the church building. For additional information, please call 240-233-6237 or visit Alateen’s website here.

Abuse Treatment Facility for Adolescents in Frederick

The Youth Ranch, formerly the Maryland Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch, a nonprofit in Frederick, Maryland, opened our new facility on June 1, 2016. We are a Residential Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Facility for Adolescents ages 12-17. In the State of Maryland, there are very few facilities available to help adolescents with substance abuse issues.

We have a mind, body, spirit approach. Our program provides:
• 24 Hour Supervision, Residential Stay
• Intensive Outpatient Therapy from our Outside Provider, Crossroads Center of Frederick
• Individualized Treatment Plans
• Oversight of Schooling
• Life Skill Classes
• Recreational & Leisure Activities
• Team Building Activities
• Nutritional Classes
• 12 Step Program
• Mentoring Program
• Spiritual Program
• Group, Individual and Family Therapy

The Youth Ranch is located on 204 beautiful, rural acres in Frederick County, Maryland. We have a top-notch facility and 41 years of experience working with adolescents. Our model is new to the State of Maryland – combining a residential program with Intensive Outpatient Therapy – thus giving our clients 1 – 3 months longer to receive therapy before having to return to their homes. Our facility is private pay for the residential portion with insurance covering the Intensive Outpatient Therapy.

Please click here to see our latest brochure.


 Interested in Volunteering?

We’re looking to develop a talent bank of volunteers that we can draw from when there are openings on the various boards or commissions. If you are interested, please stop our office for an volunteer application form or click here.


Frederick County Emergency Notification System

Frederick County has an emergency notification system. You may sign up for alerts on Severe Weather Alerts, Governmental Notices, General Announcements, and Law Enforcement Advisories. The service is free of charge. To register click here.