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

Thursday, Feb. 7

Clustered Spires Quilt Guild: 6:30 p.m.; The Delaplaine Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. Meets the first Thursday of each month. Fundraiser of donated auction items. Show and tell, committee reports, door prizes and raffles. For quilters of all levels. One-time visitors welcome. Annual dues are $20. 301-473-7757.

Healthy Eating on the Go: 7-8 p.m.; Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Learn to eat healthy while on the run. Tips and tools for grocery shopping, meal planning and eating out. Presented by the Maryland Cooperative Extension. Registration requested. 301-371-7560.

Friday, Feb. 8

Women Build: 7-9 p.m.; Frederick Cellars, 221 N. East St., Frederick. Informational gathering to learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County’s Women Build Committee. First home will be built on Madison Street on Mother’s Day weekend. No construction experience necessary. $5 donation. http:⁄⁄

Saturday, Feb. 9

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

‘‘How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk or Jerkette”: 1-6 p.m.; Maryland Cooperative Extension, 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick. Learn how to look past the charm and uncover a jerk or jerkette in disguise. In Celebration of Community Marriage Week. Led by Marriage Savers of Frederick. $35. 301-898-8917.

Daddy-Daughter Dance: 4-9 p.m.; Frederick County Activities Center, Frederick. Take your little princess on a date to remember. Ages 4-6 dance from 4-6 p.m. and ages 6-9 dance from 7-9 p.m. $30 per couple. Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation, 301-600-2936.

Lunar New Year Celebration: 5-9 p.m.; Brunswick High School auditorium, 101 Cummings Drive, Brunswick. Multicultural show includes Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra, BHS band, martial arts, Chinese Lions Dance and Chinese Opera and more. Show begins at 6:30 p.m. Seating is first come, first served. $5; free for children under 4 years. Supports the CPL Youth Center in Brunswick. 240-344-6648.

Sunday, Feb. 10

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.

Bingo: 2-6 p.m.; Jefferson Ruritan Club, intersection of U.S. Route 340 and Lander Road, Jefferson. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. 21 regular games, three King Tuts, tip jars, raffles, special games, prize drawings and more. Filled baskets. $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Benefits the 24⁄7 Student Repertory Companies, Dance Fusion and Musical Theater Factory Young Professionals. 301-846-4247

Candidate Q&A: 2-3 p.m.; Holiday Inn - Fort Detrick, 999 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Joseph T. Krysztoforski, candidate for Congress in the 6th Congressional District, will answer questions. 443-244-4095, ext. 252.

Monday, Feb. 11

MOMS Club of Frederick South: 10 a.m.; Christ United Methodist Church, Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick. Meets second Monday of each month. 301-668-2207.

‘‘The Ethics of Food: The Battle for American Hearts and Stomachs”: 7 p.m.; C. Burr Artz Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Mount St. Mary's University professor Brian Henning will help identify the line separating our food cravings and our ethical duty. Co-sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council and Frederick County Public Libraries. 301-600-1630.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

La Leche League of Frederick: 10:30 a.m.; 218 Dill Ave., Frederick. Learn, share and network with other breastfeeding mothers. Children and family members welcome. Meets the second Tuesday of each month. Julie Clark, 301-662-7409.

Frederick County Commission for Women: 7 p.m.; Winchester Hall, third floor meeting room, 12 E. Church St., Frederick. Meets the second Tuesday of each month. 301-694-1066.

Nominating Convention: 7 p.m.; Middletown Municipal Center, 31 W. Main St., Middletown. For the election of one burgess and two commissioners. Seats up for election are Burgess John D. Miller and commissioners Craig F. Rosendale and William A. ‘‘Bill” Williams. Election is 7 a.m.-8 p.m., April 7. 301-371-6171.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Frederick Community College Alumni Association: 6 p.m.; Frederick Community College, A Building, room 201, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. For all alumni of FCC. Usually meets the second Thursday of each month. Snow date is March 13. 301-846-2438.

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

Frederick Camera Clique: 7 p.m.; Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. Wendell Poindexter, Program Manager for the Visual Arts Department of Frederick Community College will be lead a critique of photographs. Meets the second Wednesday of each month.

Korean War Veterans, Frederick Chapter 142: 7 p.m.; AMVETS Post 2, 702 E. South St., Frederick. For anyone who served in the U.S. Military between June 24, 1950 and Jan. 31, 1955, or in Korea from Sept. 3, 1945, to the present time. Write to KWVA Chapter 142, P.O. Box 1647, Frederick, MD 21702.


AARP Chapter 636: 11 a.m., Feb. 27; Elks Lodge 684, 289 Willowdale Drive, Frederick. Lunch at noon and program at 1 p.m. Story-teller Kathleen Rudesill. Reserve space by Feb. 20. Send check for $10 to Charlotte K. Smith, 628 Military Road, Frederick, MD 21702. 301-662-5442