January still has several weeks until it’s over and winter makes its way to spring, but there are reasons to celebrate this time of year.
Gathered are three things to help keep you busy from a celebration of Mardi Gras, a make-and-take workshop and a reason to go out and visit the local farmers market.
As always, check out 72 Hours online calendar for more events.
Myersville Farmers’ Market
When: 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18
Where: Myersville Volunteer Fire Co. Banquet Hall, 301 Main St., Myersville
Cost: Free admission
Contact: Go to www.myersvillefarmersmarket.com
Why you should go: Find out what is for sale over the winter months, and maybe give you a little sample of what spring might be like.
Don’t leave without: Picking up something from the vendors and remembering they’re open the first and third Saturday of every month.
Galette des Rois
When: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19
Where: The Griffin Art Center, 437 N. Market St., Frederick
Contact: Space is limited, RSVP to email@example.com
Why you should go: Galette des Rois means king cake, which is usually seen during Mardi Gras. It’s yellow, purple and green and a féve or small figurine is inside. Whoever finds the figure has a lucky year.
Don’t leave without: Enjoying some king cake, hot chocolate and French board games.
Wine Bottle Succulent Workshop
When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22
Where: Cellar Door, 5 E. Church St., Frederick
Contact: Find tickets on Eventbrite.com; sales end at noon Jan. 21
Why you should go: Hosted by Terrarium Therapy, the event teaches you how to make a wine bottle succulent arrangement and gives you a chance to take something green home.
Don’t leave without: Getting your hands dirty and designing a terrarium for your home.
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