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.

New Market Town Council: 7 p.m., Wednesday; Town Hall, 39 W. Main St. Town council meets on the second Wednesday of each month. 301-865-5544.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Teen Library Council: 4 p.m.; Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Urbana. Help plan programs and fun things for teens. Snacks included. Meets the first Thursday of each month. 301-600-7000

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

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.

Line dancing: 7-10 p.m.; Patriotic Club, 300 E. 4th St., Frederick. Lessons and open dancing. Food and drinks to purchase. $10. Meets every Thursday. 301-663-9650

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.

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.

Sunday, Feb. 10

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.

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.

Marriage help: 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Calvary Assembly, Md. Route 194, Walkersville. For anyone who married the person of their dreams but are contemplating divorce or are divorced. Learn how to deal with anger, depression and the financial burden. In Celebration of Community Marriage Week. Led by Marriage Savers of Frederick. 301-898-8917.

Monday, Feb. 11

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.

‘‘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.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Woodcarving: 10 a.m.; Urbana Senior Center, 9020 Amelung St., Urbana. Learn woodcarving. Bring own materials. 301-600-7020

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.

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.

New Market Grange business meeting: 7 p.m.; New Market Grange Hall, New Market. Followed by Valentine Sweetheart program. Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Guests welcome. 301-662-1652


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 up to age 3. .


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