Carnival season. This week, it’s the Harney Volunteer Fire Co. carnival, running Monday through Saturday at the carnival grounds. Dining hall opens for dinners at 4:30 p.m., food stands and carnival grounds open at 6 p.m. Rides and games nightly. Entertainment includes bluegrass, rock/classic rock, country, ‘50s and ‘60s rock and classic country. For full details, visit www.harneyfire11.org.
More on fake news. David Morris, deputy managing editor of The Kiplinger Letter and a consultant for ABC News, is the keynote speaker for “Fake News and the Decline of Civility” 8 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at WMC Alumni Hall, McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster. Morris will discuss the future of journalism and how to re-establish credible journalism in this age of fake news. Tickets are $10 each. For more information, call 443-622-2369.
Game night! Join the Friends of Mullinix Park and the City of Frederick Department of Parks and Recreation from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Mullinix Park, 16 S. Bentz St., Frederick, for a night of crafts, board games, cards, basketball, croquet and fun for all ages. Bring a picnic dinner.
”O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!” The Frederick Arts Council is holding auditions for a singer(s) of the national anthem at Art in the Park Sept. 1 at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium as the Frederick Keys take on the Potomac Nationals. Auditions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. For details, call 301-662-4190 or visit www.frederickartscouncil.org.
Secrets revealed! Join award-winning author Jim Rada from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, and learn the little-known stories and hidden history of Catoctin Mountain, from Frederick County to Loudoun County, Virginia. These are the stories that history textbooks won’t tell you, but they give Catoctin Mountain its character. The talk is free. For more information, call 301-600-1368.
MSO Salute to Independence Concert. This annual, popular event honors those who have served and are currently serving this country in the armed forces. Folk singer/songwriter Jennie Avila will join as guest vocalist. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, and will include tunes such as “1812 Overture,” “Fanfare for the Common Man” and Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Admission is free. For more information, call 301-797-4000 or visit www.marylandsymphony.org.