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.

Lake Linganore Association Board of Directors: 7 p.m., Monday; association office, 6718 Coldstream Drive, Eaglehead. The association normally meets the first and third Mondays of the month. 301-831-6400, ext. 15.

Thursday, Jan. 31

MOMS Club of Urbana: 10:15 a.m.; Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Urbana. Meets the last Thursday of each month. Julann Sacco, membership vice president, 301-874-0008.

Time for Twos story time: 10:30 a.m.; Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Urbana. For two-year-olds. Meets at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Registration required. 301-600-7000

Exercise to video: 11 a.m.; Urbana Senior Center, 9020 Amelung St., Urbana. For seniors to exercise together to specialized video. Free. Meets every Tuesday and Thursday. 301-600-7020

Drop-in bridge: 3:30 p.m.; Urbana Senior Center, 9020 Amelung St., Urbana. No formal instruction. Also 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday. 301-600-7020

Friday, Feb. 1

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.

Saturday, Feb. 2

The Great Frederick Fair Farmers’ Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Fairgrounds, East Patrick Street, Frederick. Open year-round. Every Saturday and also 3:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Bobby Fogle, 301-663-5895

Saturday Stitchers: 10 a.m.; Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Urbana. For anyone who enjoys knitting, crocheting or other handwork. Meets on the first Saturday of each month. 301-600-7000.

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. 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

MOMs Club of Kemptown⁄ Green Valley: 10 a.m.; Providence United Methodist Church, 3735 Kemptown Church Road, Kemptown. For any moms interested in support and playgroups. Meets the first Monday of each month.

Home and garden discussion: 10:30 a.m.; Urbana Senior Center, 9020 Amelung St., Urbana. Learn and discuss home and garden related issues. Topics vary. Meets the first Monday of each month and also at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. 301-600-7020

Babies with Books story time: 11:15 a.m.; Urbana Regional Library. Meets every Monday. Registration required. 301-600-7000

Mah Jong: 1:30 p.m.; Urbana Senior Center, 9020 Amelung St., Urbana. Meets every Monday. 301-600-7020

Boy Scout Troop 1023: 7 p.m.; Providence United Methodist Church, Kemptown. For boys in grades 6-12. Meets every Monday. Keith Trace, 301-829-5437.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

‘‘How to Start Your Own Business”: 6-8:30 p.m.; Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Urbana. Learn about regulatory requirements, legal business structures and money matters. Led by Chris Olson, Maryland Small Business Development Center counselor. Registration required. 301-600-7000.

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

Boy Scout Troop 796: 7 p.m.; St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville. For boys in grades 6-12. Meets every Wednesday. Kevin Bowser, 301-831-3571.

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.

English as a Second Language Conversation Group: 7 p.m.; Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Urbana. Improve speaking, listening and English grammar skills in this adult ESL group. Free. Registration requested. 301-600-7000.


Clothing and toy drive: through Feb. 15; Drop-off at Centerville Elementary School, Urbana Elementary School or Urbana Middle School. New blankets, toys, books, coloring books, crayons, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, towels and more needed for the Frederick County Department of Social Services foster children. Led by Junior Girl Scout Troop 81730.

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: 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

VITA: Tuesdays; Araby United Methodist Church, 4619 Araby Church Road, Frederick. Bob Dollar, 301-788-9076.

VITA: Wednesdays; Mount Airy Public Library, 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy. Bob Dollar, 301-788-9076.