Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Frederick

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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

Frederick city Mayor and Board of Aldermen: 7 p.m., today; City Hall boardroom, 101 N. Court St. The board usually meets the first and third Thursdays of the month. 301-694-1380. www.cityoffrederick.com

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. One-time visitors welcome. Annual dues are $20. 301-473-7757

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:⁄⁄frederickwomenbuild.com

Saturday, Feb. 9

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. 301-600-2936

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. www.smallangelsrescue.org

Frederick Secular Humanists (FRESH): 1:30 p.m.; C. Burr Artz Library, Community Room, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Hyde Park Soapbox Meeting: Each member or guest can speak on any subject for five minutes. No limit on topic choice: read a poem, give a book report, discuss current events, a painting, a musical performance or simply address a subject that gripes you. 301-663-3630

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 hold a town hall meetings to address issues and answer questions from Frederick County voters. 443-244-4095, ext. 252.

College Goal Sunday: 2 p.m.; Frederick Community College, Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. Professional assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For college-bound students. Free. Bring proof of income. 866-Go-2-GOAL. www.GO2GOAL.org

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. Fredericksouthmoms@yahoo.com.

Meet the Author: 7 p.m.; C. Burr Artz Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Author Marc Leepson tells the dramatic Civil War tale of what happened in Monocacy Battlefield in his book ‘‘Desperate Engagement: The Little-Known Battle that Saved Washington, D.C.” Signing follows. 301-600-1630. www.fcpl.org

Neighborhood Advisory Council 3: 7 p.m.; Monocacy Elementary School, 7421 Hayward Road, Frederick. Discussion of police report, review of emergency preparedness and discussion of police statistics. www.cityoffrederick.com

‘‘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. Julie Clark, 301-662-7409. www.lalecheleague.org

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

Neighborhood Advisory Council 12: 7 p.m.; Sagner Community Center, Frederick. Discussion of police report, report from Housing Authority, discussion of renaming Sagner Street, review of NAC Initiative changes, discussions on the Riverside Corporate Park and development of 610 E. Church St. and East End revitalization.

‘‘Toys in Space and Space Spin-Offs”: 6 and 7:30 p.m.; Earth and Space Science Center, 250 Madison St., Frederick. Investigate toys used in space to explore force, motion and gravity. Recommended for all ages. 240-236-2694

‘‘Words of Peace”: 7:30 p.m.; C. Burr Artz Library, Community Room, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Video presentation from the award-winning series. Features Prem Rawat who has traveled the world for four decades to find peace within. 301-600-1630

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. Meets every Wednesday. 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.

Neighborhood Advisory Council 4: 7 p.m.; Roy Roger’s Restaurant, Md. Route 26, Frederick. Discussion of police report, review of emergency preparedness, renaming of Rambling Way and presentation of new marathon route. www.cityoffrederick.com

Neighborhood Advisory Council 8: 7 p.m.; Hillcrest Elementary School, 1285 Hillcrest Drive, Frederick. Discussion of police report and review of emergency preparedness. www.cityoffrederick.com

Upcoming

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 $10 to Charlotte K. Smith, 628 Military Road, Frederick, MD 21702. 301-662-5442