Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Mount Airy

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Send items for the Community Calendar toDiana Mota Morgan,The Gazette, 218 S. Main St., Mount Airy, MD 21771; or e-mail dmorgan@gazette.net. If you have any questions, call301-829-5102 or 410-549-0079.

Ongoing or to register

External Diploma Program: 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, free screening and information session to earn a high school. No appointment required. Mount Airy Middle School, second portable, 102 Watersville Road. 410-386-2550 and ask about the Mount Airy screening.

Mount Airy Senior Lunches: 11:45 a.m. Mount Airy Senior Center, 703 Ridge Ave. Cost, donation up to $3.48 for seniors 60 years and older; under 60 years, $3.48. Reservations must be made before 9:30 A.M. the day before. 410-795-1017 or 301-829-2407.

Thrift Shop: St. James Episcopal, 234 S. Main St., Mount Airy, shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and until 8 p.m., Thursday. Senior citizens 55 and older receive 10 percent Wednesdays. 301-829-0314.

Thrift Shop: The Nearly New Thrift Shop, a ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 16457 Old Frederick Road, Mount Airy. Open noon to 3 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. 410-489-4411.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Cinderella at the Winter Ball Puppet Show: 10 a.m. Mount Airy Library, 705 Ridge Ave. For all ages. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. library.carr.org⁄about⁄branches⁄mac.asp or 410-386-4488

Cinderella at the Winter Ball Puppet Show: 1 p.m. Mount Airy Library, 705 Ridge Ave. For all ages. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. 410-386-4488 or library.carr.org⁄about⁄branches⁄mac.asp

Boy Scout Troop 428: 7:30-9 p.m. St. Michael’s Church, 1125 St. Michael’s Road, Mount Airy. Scoutmaster Andre Schmid, 301-829-0556. www.troop428.org.

Bingo: 5:20 p.m., doors open; 7 p.m., games. Mount Airy American Legion Gold Star Post 191, 801 Prospect Road. No one under 16 allowed. No smoking room available. 301- 829-9161.

Friday, Feb. 1

Business Networking International (BNI): 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Olive Leaf Café, Twin Arch Shopping Center, MD Rt. 27 & Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy. Laurie Dilks 301-524-5781.

Chicken & Catfish Dinner: 5-8 p.m. American Legion Post 191, 801 Prospect Road, Mount Airy. All you-can-eat buffet. post191mgr@verizon.net or www.post191.org

Vera Bradley Bingo: 5:30 p.m., doors open; 7 p.m., games begin. Gamber Fire Hall, 3838 Niner Road, Finksburg. Benefits Carroll Aquatics Tiger Sharks. Snow date Feb. 6. Tickets, $10 advance; $15 door. Price includes 20 games; extra books, specials and raffles available. www.carrollaquatics.com⁄CATS.html Lynn 410-549-7217

Meet the Creator Seminar: 7 8:30p.m. Mount Airy Bible Church, 16700 Old Frederick Road. A creation seminar entitled Meet the Creator will be held Feb. 1-3. John Morris, president of Institute of Creation Research Scientists, will speak. 410-489-4321 or www.mabcmd.org. Ellen Hammond 410-489-4321 office@mabcmd.org www.mabcmd.org

Saturday, feb. 2

Adopted Parents Playgroup: 10 a.m.-noon, Staley Park on Motter Avenue in Frederick, depending on weather. Call Mary McQuire, 301-662-6239, for location.

Sunday, feb. 3

Frederick Singles: 6:30-10 p.m., FSK Holiday Inn, I-270 & Rt. 85 at the Francis Scott Key Mall, Frederick. Cash bar. Cover charge. 301-682-6174. www.fredericksingles.org.

Monday, feb. 4

Mount Airy Town Council: 7:30 p.m., Town Hall Mount Airy Fire Hall, 702 N. Main Street. 301-829-1424.

Counties Four VFW Post 10076: 8 p.m. 301-829-9237. 111 S. Main Street, Mount Airy.

Boy Scout Troop 460: 7 p.m. Calvary Methodist Church, Main Street, Mount Airy.

Bingo: 7 p.m. 5 p.m., doors open. St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1125 St. Michael’s Road, Mount Airy. $50 min. cash prize. 18+. Refreshments. Handicapped accessible and non-smoking. 410-489-7667.

Tuesday, feb. 5

Bingo: 6 p.m., doors open. 7 p.m., games start. New Windsor Fire Hall.

Support Group: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Department of Aging, 1440 Taney Ave., Frederick. Group meets socially after the meeting. Contact: Anna Offutt, 301-696-0315.

Free English Classes: 7 p.m. Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St. Free English classes. Tuesday evenings through April 29. www.calvary-mtairy or 301-829-3251. Carol Parker-Perez 301-829-3251 or carolp654@gmail.com

Bingo: 5 p.m., doors open; 7:15 p.m., games begin. Gamber & Community Fire Company, 3838 Niner Road, Finksburg. 410-795-3445.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: 4-7 p.m. Jennings Chapel United Methodist Church, 2601 Jennings Chapel Road, Woodbine. Pancakes, sausage, ham, fried potatoes, apple sauce and chipped beef and sausage gravies. 410-489-7185

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Boy Scout Troop 733: 7:30 p.m. Winfield Fire Hall. www.bsatroop733.org

Clustered Spires Chorus of Sweet Adelines: 7-9:30 p.m. open rehearsals every Wednesday. Frederick Church of the Brethren. Sweet Adeline's perform 4-part a cappella harmony, barbershop style. Call Cindy for directions and details at 301-644-1589.

Knit Your Bit Knitting Circle: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Western Howard County Senior Center, 1125 St. Michael’s Road, Mount Airy. Knit items to send to troops in Iraq and their families. Drop-in. Betty Frey, 410-313-5440.

Needles, Hooks and Books: 10 a.m., Mount Airy Library 705 Ridge Ave. Toni Minkel, 301-829-2348.

Country Dance Lessons: 7-10 p.m.; 7:30 p.m., lesson. Sykesville-Freedom Fire Hall, 6680 Sykesville Road, Sykesville. Sponsored by the Auxiliary. $6⁄door. 410-795-7122.

Alchoholics Anonymous: 8:30 p.m. Calvary United Methodist Church, 403 S. Main St., Mount Airy. Open meeting.

South Carroll Business Connection Leads Group: 8:30 a.m. Bob Evan’s Restaurant, Eldersburg. Business networking group. Mark Wurster, 410-795-2000.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce: 8 a.m., Mount Airy Fire Hall. Monthly membership meeting. 301-829-5426 first thursday

League of Women Voters: 7:30 p.m. Westminster Senior Center. www.lwvmd.org⁄carr First thurday.

Glenwood Lions Club: 7 p.m., Olive Leaf Café, Twin Arch Shopping Center at Md. Route 27 & Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy.

Boy Scout Troop 428: 7:30-9 p.m. St. Michael’s Church, 1125 St. Michael’s Road, Mount Airy. Scoutmaster Andre Schmid, 301-829-0556. www.troop428.org.

Bingo: 5:20 p.m., doors open; 7 p.m., games. Mount Airy American Legion Gold Star Post 191, 801 Prospect Road. No one under 16 allowed. No smoking room available. 301- 829-9161.

Card⁄Game Party: 12:30-3 p.m., Mount Airy Senior Center, 703 Ridge Ave. Bring snacks. 301-829-2407.