Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008

Walkersville

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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. www.co.frederick.md.us

Thurmont: 7 p.m., Tuesday; Town Hall, 10 Frederick Road. The board of commissioners meets every Tuesday. 301-271-7313. www.thurmont.com

Emmitsburg: 7:30 p.m., Monday; Town Hall, 300A S. Seton Ave. The board of commissioners normally meets on the first and third Mondays of each month. 240-629-6300. www.emmitsburg.net⁄towngov⁄index.htm

Woodsboro: 7 p.m., Feb. 12; Town Hall, 2 S. Third St., in the rear of the Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company building. Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month.

Walkersville: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 13; Town Hall, 21 W. Frederick St. Town commissioners usually meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. 301-845-4500

Woodsboro town workshop: 7 p.m., Feb. 25; Town Hall, 2 S. Third St., in the rear of the Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Company building. Meets the fourth Monday of each month. Open to the public.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Preschool story time: 10:30 a.m.; Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. For children ages 3-5 with an adult. Meets every Thursday. Registration requested. 301-845-8880. www.fcpl.org

Craft⁄Scrapbooking: 11 a.m.-noon, Up-County Family Center, 303 W. Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg. Every Thursday. 301-447-2810

Bingo: Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company No. 11, 79 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Games start at 6:45 p.m. Non-smoking. 301-898-9397

Friday, Feb. 1

First Friday Book Club: 10 a.m.; Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Registration required. Meets the first Friday of each month. 301-845-8880

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 info@wibfrederick.org

Senior art class: 1 p.m.; Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. Painting class meets every Friday. 301-271-7911

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

Cash bash: 3-8 p.m.; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 103 N. Church St., Thurmont. Doors open at 2 p.m. Drawings each hour by lottery system. Games of chance, tip jars and music by Back Roads. Grand prize $3,000 drawing at 8 p.m. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Only 500 tickets available. $25 includes food and refreshments. 301-447-2367.

Sunday, Feb. 3

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

Babies with Books story time: 10:30 a.m.; Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. For children birth to 24 months with an adult. Meets the first three Mondays of each month. 301-845-8880. www.fcpl.org

Legacy writing workshop: 1:30 p.m.; Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Learn to record stories, events, anecdotes, family character and personal observations of what life was like ‘‘back then.” For adults. Meets the first Monday of every month. 240-629-6329

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

Tales for Toddlers story time: 10:30 a.m.; Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. For toddlers with an adult. Meets the first three Tuesdays of each month. Registration required. Free. 301-845-8880. www.fcpl.org

Mah-Jong: 1 p.m.; Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. For beginners. Meets every Tuesday. 301-271-7911

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

Books at Bedtime: 6:45 p.m.; Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed friend. For children ages three and up with an adult. Meets every Tuesday. 301-845-8880. www.fcpl.org

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

Movie Makers Club: 7-8 p.m.; Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. For grades six-12. Join other teens interested in making movies to learn the basics of filmmaking and share experiences and resources to make movies. 240-629-6329

‘‘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

Ongoing

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 a.m.-noon, Mondays and Fridays; Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. Anna Rollins, 301-271-7911.

Upcoming

Valentine’s Day Dance: 9 p.m., Feb. 15 to 1 a.m., Feb. 16; Thurmont AMVETS Post 7, 26 Apples Church Road, Thurmont. ‘‘Great Train Robbery” classic rock band. $15. Benefits the veterans hospital. Must be 21 or older to attend. 301-271-3371

Arms and Legs Foundation fundraiser: 8 p.m., Feb. 15 – midnight Feb. 16.; Walkersville Fire Hall, West Frederick St., Walkersville. Music by Stack O’Blues, dinner buffet available from 8-10 p.m., cash bar. Tickets must be purchased by Tuesday. $100 per couple or $50 per person. Benefits people without insurance coverage who need prosthetic limbs or equipment. Kylee Haddad, 240-344-1117, Kylee@Armsandlegsfoundation.org or www.armsandlegsfoundation.org