Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008


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Government meetings

Frederick Board of County Commissioners: 8:30 a.m., today; third-floor hearing room of Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church St., Frederick. The board usually meets every Tuesday and Thursday. 301-694-1100.

Middletown: 7 p.m., Feb. 11; municipal center, 31 W. Main St. The board of commissioners meets on the second Monday of each month. 301-371-6171.

Brunswick City Council: 7 p.m., Feb. 12; City Hall, 1 W. Potomac St. The city council meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month. 301-834-7500.

Myersville: 7 p.m., Feb. 12; Town Hall, 301 Main St. The town council meets on the second of each month. 301-293-4281

Rosemont: 7 p.m., Feb. 25; Lions Club Merryland Park building, Petersville Road. The commissioners usually meet on the fourth Monday of every other month.

Burkittsville: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 11; Ruritan Community Center, 500 E. Main St., Burkittsville. The town council meets the second Monday of every other month. 301-834-6780

Thursday, Jan. 31

Kiwanis Club of Suburban Frederick: 6:30-8 p.m.; Holiday Inn-Fort Detrick, 999 W. Patrick St., Frederick. All guests are welcome. Meets every Thursday. 240-409-6158

The Healing Book Club: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Ten Thousand Joys, 54 E. Patrick St., Frederick. For anyone interested in self-growth and exploration through books. Meets the last Thursday of each month.

Line dancing: 7-10 p.m.; Patriotic Club, 300 E. 4th St., Frederick. Lessons and open dancing. Food and drinks to purchase. $10. Meets every Thursday. 301-663-9650

Friday, Feb. 1

Middletown Moms At Home Club: 9:30 a.m.; Middletown United Methodist Church, 7108 Fern Circle, Middletown. All members, prospective members and their children are invited. 301-371-7114

Women In Black silent vigil mourning all violence: noon-12:30 p.m.; intersection of Patrick and Market streets, Frederick. All are welcome. Wear black. Meets first Friday and third Wednesday of each month. 301-834-7581 or

Longaberger basket bingo: 4 p.m.; Urbana Fire Hall, Urbana. Dinner served 4:30-6:45 p.m.; Bingo begins at 7 p.m. King Tuts, 24 games, 3 specials and door prizes. $25 in advance includes reserved seating and buffet meal. Sponsored by the Urbana Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary. Tracey, 301-831-8250.

Banner School Bingo: 7-10 p.m.; 1730 N. Market St., Frederick (Odd Fellows complex). Doors open at 5 p.m.; Regular games pay $75, specials $80-$100, junior jackpot pays $250 and progressive senior jackpot pays $1,000 with guaranteed payout of $500. Packs are $3. Tip games, homemade food, door prizes. Smoke-free. Proceeds benefit the school. Every Friday. 301-695-9320

Saturday, Feb. 2

Cat adoption: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; PetsMart, 5401 Urbana Pike, Frederick. The Animal Welfare League of Frederick County brings cats and kittens in need of homes. 301-663-5855.

Satellite pet adoptions: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Frederick Towne Mall, 1301 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Cats, kittens, dogs and puppies are available for adoption through Frederick County Animal Control. Near the Chanticleer-Stride Rite Shoe Store. 301-694-1546

Sunday, Feb. 3

Cat adoption: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; PetsMart, 5401 Urbana Pike, Frederick. Sponsored by Pets-4-Pets, a nonprofit, no-kill, volunteer cat rescue group. $100 adoption fee for one cat, $175 for two. Every Sunday. 240-405-4564

Small animal adoption: 1-3 p.m.; Frederick Towne Mall, 1301 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Meet hamsters and other small animals in need of homes. 301-668-0404.

Frederick Singles dance: 6:30–10 p.m.; Holiday Inn, Francis Scott Key Mall, Md. Routes 85 and 355, Frederick. Deejay, snacks, cash bar for singles in mid-twenties and up. No denim allowed. $7. Also third and fifth Sundays. 301-682-6174

Monday, Feb. 4

Babywearing Advocacy Group (Nine In, Nine Out): 10 a.m.-noon; Francis Scott Key Mall, Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. For anyone interested in learning about babycarriers, techniques and benefits. Meets the first Monday of each month. 240-388-2656

Brunswick Area Recreation Council: 7 p.m.; Brunswick High School library, 101 Cummings Drive, Brunswick. Division of Frederick County Parks and Recreation that represents the southwest section of the county. Meets the first Monday of each month. Bob Ward at 301-834-8215.

Writer’s Group: 7-9 p.m.; Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Facilitated by fellow writer, Tawn O'Connor. Bring some pages of your novel-in-progress or bring a notebook to get started. For adults only. Meets the first Monday of each month. Registration requested. 301-371-7560.

Scottish Country Dance Class: 7:30 p.m.; Walkersville Town Hall, 21 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Learn to dance, get exercise and make friends. No partner required. First three lessons free. $55 per semester. Valerie Hill, 301-739-4553.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Alliance Francaise de Frederick: 6 p.m.; call for location. Mardi Gras celebration. Janet Crocker, 301-473-5272

Board of Education candidate forum: 7-10 p.m.; Urbana Fire Hall, Md. Route 355, Urbana. Question and answer session.

‘‘Toys in Space and Space Spin-Offs”: Earth and Space Science Center, 250 Madison St., Frederick. Investigate toys used in space to explore force, motion and gravity. Recommended for all ages. Also Feb. 12. 240-236-2694

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Greater Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce: 7:30 a.m.; Green Country Inn, 620 Souder Road, Brunswick. Networking begins at 7:30 a.m.; general meeting begins at 7:45 a.m. Meets the first Wednesday of each month. Jerry Knight, 301-834-5774.

MOPS: 9-11:30 a.m.; Frederick Church of the Brethren, Frederick. Mothers of Preschoolers meet for friendship, breakfast, speakers and discussion groups. Childcare provided. $5 per meeting for childcare and supplies. Scholarships available. Meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month, September through June. Beth Menendez, 301-473-4784 or

Clustered Spires Chorus: 7-9:30 p.m.; St. Thomas More Academy, 3989 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystown. For women of all voice parts. Meets every Wednesday. Cindy, 301-644-1589.


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counsel for the Elderly (TCE) are tax preparation services available for anyone with an income of less than $40,000 and to the elderly. Appointments are required at all locations. No walk-ins. Free. Programs run Feb. 4 through April 9.

VITA and TCE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursdays; Middletown Food ‘N’ Friends, Zion Lutheran Church, 107 W. Main St., Middletown. John Sell, 301-371-5888.

TCE: 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday; Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Ave., Frederick. Sharon Lynn, 301-631-3522.

VITA and TCE: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursdays; Department of Social Services, 100 E. All Saints St., Frederick. 301-600-2652

TCE: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesdays; Brunswick Senior Center, 12 East A St., Brunswick. Kathy Baries, 301-834-8115.