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.

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

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

Thursday, Feb. 7

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. Every Thursday except carnival and Thanksgiving weekends. 301-898-9397

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

Computer safety presentation: 7 p.m.; Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Tips from an authorized computer security expert on how to protect personal information, navigate the Web safely and protect privacy. 301-845-8880.

Friday, Feb. 8

Walk in the Park: 10:30 a.m.; Thurmont Senior Center, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. Every Monday and Friday. 301-271-7911

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

Spiderwick Chronicles: 3:30 p.m.; Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Experience the books before you see the movie. Create a gnome, dress a sprite and learn the secrets of warding off fairies. For children ages 6-11. 301-845-8880.

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

Community dinner: noon-5 p.m.; Lewistown Volunteer Fire Department, 11101 Hessong Bridge Road, Lewistown. Oyster, country ham and turkey dinner served family style. All-you-can-eat. $13.50 for adults, $6 for children 5-10, $14.50 for carryouts. 301-898-9988.

‘‘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.

Butterflies at Fountain Rock: 2-3 p.m.; Fountain Rock Park, 8516 Fountain Rock Ct., Walkersville. Butterfly expert Pat Durkin will discuss the Baltimore Checkerspot, Maryland's state insect. For older children and adults. Free. 301-898-1460.

‘‘Chemistry in the Library!”: 2 p.m.; Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Afternoon of hands-on-science presented by scientists from the American Chemical Society. For children ages 5-9. Registration required. 301-845-8880.

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

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.

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.

Public breakfast: 7 a.m.-noon; Union Bridge Volunteer Fire Company, 8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge. All-you-can-eat. $6 for adults and $3 for children 6-12. Benefits the department and auxiliary. 410-775-2509

Monday, Feb. 11

Homebuyers training seminar: 6 p.m.; Trinity Lutheran Church, 38 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown. Sponsored by Interfaith Housing Alliance. Free. Meets second Monday of each month. 301-662-4225.

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. 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. 301-694-1066

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Sweetheart Dinner: 4:30-7 p.m.; Union Bridge Fire Hall, 8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge. Spaghetti, salad, breadsticks, drink, dessert and Sweetheart Surprise. Reservations required by Monday. $6 per person. 410-775-2509

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.

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.


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

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