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Lifting spirits

Woman turns health around after grief, loss

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On the cover: Luray Greenwell, 64, became a regular at the Planet Fitness in Frederick, and focused on exercise and her diet. Weighing 219 pounds at her heaviest, she set out to lose 50 pounds. She lost 60 pounds in her first year.

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Iron will

Luray Greenwell turns health around after grief, loss

Luray Greenwell knew she had to make a change. Although Greenwell, 64, worked out regularly in her 30s and 40s, and said exercise was part of her identity, when her son Nick got addicted to Oxycontin after a motorcycle crash, and battled his addiction for seven years before he died in 2013 at the age of 28, the loss sent her into a spiral of grief, pity and self-hatred.

“I cried for four or five years and ate myself silly,” she said. She eventually quit eating processed sugar, gave up soda and lost a little bit of weight, but she was still smoking.

“I had a food addiction after my son died,” she said. “I had a cigarette addiction.”

The big wakeup call came when she suffered a heart attack in October 2019.

A retired teacher and principal, Greenwell embraced the classes on nutrition and health to which her nurses referred her. As part of her new routine, she became a regular at the Planet Fitness in Frederick and focused on exercise and her diet.

Weighing 219 pounds at her heaviest, she set out to lose 50 pounds. She lost 60 pounds in her first year and has lost 95 pounds overall.

She enjoys working out because, “It

makes me feel like I have a purpose,” she said.

What’s the hardest part about making a life-changing decision?

“Even when people doubt you, you keep on going because you know you’re doing the right thing. You don’t have to please anybody in this world but yourself and God.”

Stress is all around us, but you need to find productive ways to handle it rather than unproductive ways, she said. Some people let stress be an

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excuse for not doing something, but Greenwell said the best relief for stress is exercise.

“The best thing for us when we’re under stress is going to the gym, because it releases endorphins. It’s a feel-good, natural chemical that we all need,” she said.

Since giving up cigarettes, Greenwell said there’s only been one time that she’s been tempted to have a smoke. Driving back from her family’s house in Ocean City on the anniver -

sary of Nick’s death, she heard a song come on the radio that reminded her of him. As she was crying on the side of the road, she instinctively reached into her purse for a cigarette.

“And I didn’t have them because I had quit, right? But that was that natural thing of, I’m under stress, I’m sad, I’m going to reach for a cigarette.”

As she struggled to open the case of a cigarette patch to curb her nicotine addiction, a praying mantis flew in the

open window of her car.

“I felt like it was my son. I felt like it was my son being there. And I put the praying mantis right in front of me on the window ... and I felt like he was right there saying, ‘Mom, you don’t need it.’ And it was the last time that I ever craved a cigarette.”

Changing your life means not being afraid to challenge yourself, she said.

“Fear is all a state of mind, and so is success.”

Staying motivated means knowing

Luray Greenwell, 64, became a regular at the Planet Fitness in Frederick, and focused on exercise and her diet. Weighing 219 pounds at her heaviest, she set out to lose 50 pounds. She lost 60 pounds in her first year, and has lost 95 pounds overall.

that the next day, you’re going to do more than you did the day before, she added.

“When you make changes and you stay consistent, you will see the results. It might take a while, but you will see the results. ... I see a lot of people who say, ‘I can’t do it. I can’t do it.’ I said the same thing. But I see people here [at Planet Fitness] of all shapes, sizes, races and ages. If they’re in here working out, they’re taking an initiative to make themselves better, and that’s great respect. Too many people are too afraid to go out and take care of themselves.”

Her physical and mental recovery have come on a journey back from the darkness of loss and addiction.

“I just love life. And for a long time, I didn’t,” she admitted.

She allows herself one day a month to grieve for her son but otherwise focuses on finding ways to honor his memory.

“He’s my muse,” she said. “I talk to him every day of my life.”

It gives her a motivation to continue her own recovery and personal transformation.

“I would rather focus on the 10,520 days that I had him than on the 5,000some days that I didn’t.”

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When it’s time for the driving talk

My father-in-law thought he was a pretty good driver. After all, he’d been on the road for over 60 years. Well into his 80s, Pop chugged off from Cumberland every Monday morning to volunteer at a Baptist church camp on South Mountain in Frederick County. Sure, there were some minor fender benders along the way and few other close calls but nothing serious.

Then one day he had a very serious accident near Boonsboro that injured him and totaled two cars. Thankfully the other driver was not badly hurt. No one was found at fault because witnesses provided differing accounts. After a lengthy hospital stay and some rehab, we came to learn that Pop was having difficulty turning his head to check blind spots. His slowing reflexes also made it difficult to react to changing traffic conditions and to move his foot from accelerator to brake quickly. Even after all this, he was determined to return to the road, and he did, for a time. Much to our surprise, no authorities like the police, MVA or insurance company came for his keys. His daughters tried to talk him into giving up driving voluntarily, but he would not hear of it. Pop lived in a rural area with family far away and little to no public transportation options. Fiercely independent, he couldn’t imagine life without a car or asking neighbors for help. Increasingly worried for his and others’ safety and unable to sway him, the daughters did what loving children do all over the country every day: They simply took away his keys.

In retrospect, this was not the thing to do. He was mad as a hornet, uncharacteristically so, and surprisingly resourceful. Pop simply got a ride to the dealership with title in hand and got another set of keys made. He continued driving but now with a mistrust of family that I’m not sure ever completely healed.

Our story is not unique. This scenario plays out across the country every day. For families everywhere, when to prevent an aging loved one from driving and possibly injuring themselves or others is a vexing issue.

For older adults, giving up the car keys means giving up independence and freedom of movement. They can no longer run to the hardware store on a whim or to that favorite restaurant for a quick bite. In their minds, they become beholden to others. They might become socially isolated. No one wants that for a loved one.

For my father-in-law, the answer came in the form of a hired companion and helper who was willing to take him where he wanted to go, when he wanted to go there. It helped that he liked this person and she was doing her job, not doling out charity. It also helped that this gentle, giving man came to see that he could now donate his car to a someone more in need of it than him.

Of course, not every far-away family has the resources to hire a companion for their elderly loved one. That is why it is imperative to look for driving danger signs, research the alternative resources

available and plan to have “the talk” long before it is needed.

Older driver danger signs

First, ask neighbors if they have witnessed any issues with your loved one’s driving. Many scrapes and bumps can come from parking in one’s own driveway or garage.

Next, check for any driving citations or insurance notices that may have come in the mail.

Also be sure to check the car over every time you visit for new bumps, dents and scratches.

Above all, if possible, take a ride with your loved one to see for yourself how they drive.

• Do they seem tentative or anxious, especially at night or in the rain?

• Are they able to go the speed limit and not too fast or slow?

• Do they make sudden turns or lane shifts?

• Are they seeing and following road signs?

• Do they forget where they are going or take a long and circuitous route getting there?

• Do they have trouble turning their head or lifting their feet?

• Can they stay in their lane?

• Are they leaving ample space between themselves and other cars?

• Do they have trouble with straight-in parking?

If you witness some of these actions on the same trip or one or two over many trips, it may be time for that talk.

Planning for the talk

Even if your loved one is driving well right now, it doesn’t hurt to do your research and make plans for when they aren’t. If you’re one of the lucky ones, your loved one may give up driving on their own, especially after an accident or near miss. But, if you’re like most of us, you’ll have to make a strong but compassionate case for them to give up driving. It also doesn’t hurt to present some attractive options to take its place.

• Introduce the driving conversation gradually over time so your loved one knows it is a concern.

• Avoid confrontation and be positive and supportive. Try to find a solution together.

• Gently remind them other drivers’ well-being and safety is at stake, not just your loved one’s.

• Learn about your loved one’s overall transportation needs. You may be surprised to find that their use of the car is minor and manageable.

• Remind your loved one how expensive it is to keep a car, and without it, how all that saved money can be used for other transportation options.

• Understand the available community resources. Even if public transportation is scarce, there could be non-profits and religious or community organizations that will transport your loved one free of charge or for a nominal cost you could pay ahead of time.

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Events are subject to change. Contact the sponsoring organization for any updates.

For more information on the Senior Rec Council and events, visit srcfrederick.org.

Open Duckpin Bowling — 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, Walkersville Bowling Lanes, 44 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Walkersville. Recreational bowling. Participants pay for cost of bowling. Contact Gerald at 240-651-1865.

Thursdays Bridge — 1 to 4 p.m., Spring Ridge Senior Apartments, call Judy at 336-662-2889. Reservations required.

Exercise — 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, William Talley Rec Center, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. $2 per session. Call Susan at 301-695-1785.

Basketball — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Walkersville Rec Center in the elementary school, Walkersville. Enter through the gym doors on right side of school. Continues through April. $2 per session. Gerald at 240651-1865.

Talley SRC Book Group — 10:15 a.m. third Monday of the month, William R. Talley Rec Center, Classroom A (ground floor) 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. Jane at 501-6588680.

Taney SRC Book Group — 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month, Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Ave., Frederick. Pre-registration required. Mary Ann at 301-662-6199.

Bicycling — Meeting locations vary, rides scheduled biweekly March through November, weather permitting. Helmets required. Kathy at 301-606-0064.

Easy Hikes — As scheduled during April, May, June, September and October, weather permitting. Locations vary. Hike from 3 to 6 miles on terrain with good footing and little or no elevation change. The pace is adjusted to the speed of the group. Call Kathy at 301-639-4144.

Moderate Hikes — As scheduled

April, May, June, September and October, weather permitting. Locations vary. For more advanced hikers. May be 5 to 7 miles in length or uneven ground and hills. Call Ray at 301-606-3452.

Softball — Practice 6 p.m. Wednesdays, April through September. Games on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. Pinecliff Park, Frederick. Open to women over 40 and men over 50. Associated activity costs. Call Adrian at 301-662-6623.

APRIL 1

Weekly Carillon Recitals

At the Joseph Dill Baker Memorial Carillon, on the instrument of 49 bells played mechanically by fists and feet by city carillonneur John Widmann. Every Sunday. Free.

Time: 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Location: Baker Park, Dulaney Ave. at Second St., Frederick

Contact: 301-788-2806 or bakerparkcarillon.org

Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick

Also April 8, 15, 22 and 29. Journey through Frederick’s gruesome and bloody past. Nearly 300 years of war, executions and revenge. True documented stories of the paranormal with Maryland’s oldest operating Ghost Tour. Uncover political savvy and defiant citizens, patriots from the Revolutionary War, beckoning soldiers from the Civil War. Reservations recommended. $15.

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Location: Departs from Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Brewery, 124 N. Market St., Frederick

Contact: marylandghosttours.com

The Steel Wheels in Concert

At home in the creative space between tradition and innovation, informed by the familiar sounds of the Virginia mountains where the band was formed, but always moving forward with insightful lyrics and an evolving sound. $25 and up.

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick

Contact: 301-600-2828 or weinbergcenter.org

APRIL 2

Environmental Stewardship

Speaker Series: Native Plants

Speaker is Kim Leahy, Frederick County Master Gardener. Sign up for lunch, included. Freewill offering will be taken.

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Location: Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 8428 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick

Contact: 301-360-9581 or saintdrexel. org

Wags for Hope Orientation

Local pet therapy organization that provides therapy services to local nursing homes, Frederick Memorial hospital, elementary schools and libraries with the R.E.A.D. program. Learn how you and your pet can become a team and make a difference in the lives of others. Orientation for people only, no pets. RSVP required at info@wagsforhope.org. Free.

Time: 1 to 2 p.m.

Location: William Talley Rec Center, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick

Contact: wagsforhope.org

Bingo

Weekly bingo games continue April 9, 16, 23 and 30. Open to all.

Time: 5 to 10 p.m.

Location: Beth Sholom Congregation, 1011 N. Market St., Frederick Contact: 205-572-2907 or bethsholomfrederick.org

APRIL 3

Duplicate Bridge Games

Also April 6, 10, 13, 17, 20 and 24. Frederick Bridge Club duplicate games allow you to hone your skills and make new, like-minded friends. All are welcome, no membership requirements. $7.

Time: 12:15 to 4 p.m.

Location: Orioles Nest 331, 1037 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-254-4727 or bridgewebs.com/frederick

FAC After Hours & Yogamour: Restorative Yoga with Soundbath

Join a gentle flow yoga session on the main level while enjoying art work that adorn the walls of this historic space. All levels which includes beginners. Some yoga mats available. $15.

Time: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: FAC Art Center, 5 E. Second St., Frederick

Contact: 301-662-4190 or yogamour. org

APRIL 4

Slips, Trips and Falls

Frederick County Fire and Rescue will be taking blood pressures and giving a presentation on slips, trips and falls. Free, drop-in (lunch is available by reservation).

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Brunswick 50+ Center, 12 E. A St., Brunswick

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ FrederickCountyMD.gov or 301-8348115

Pride on the Patio

Weekly LGBTQIA social mixer meets on Tuesdays. Relaxed an casual. Happy hour pricing, full menu available; drink special Gender Fluid. 21 and older.

Time: 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Location: Showroom, 882 N. East St., Frederick

Contact: 240-409-8858 or facebook. com/prideonthepatio

APRIL 5

Spring Floral Arrangements

The Silver Fancy Garden Club will show us how to make your own spring arrangements using fresh flowers! All materials will be provided. $5, preregister

Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Emmitsburg 50+ Center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ FrederickCountyMD.gov or 301-6006350

APRIL 6

200 Monroe Restaurant

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Frederick Community College invites you to enjoy a gourmet dinner created by the talented students at 200 Monroe Restaurant! Reservations are required! For dine-in or carryout, visit opentable.com/200-Monroe. $40 to $44.

Time: 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: The Monroe Center, 200 Monroe Ave., Frederick

Contact: opentable.com/200-monroe

Introduction to Permaculture and the REED Center

There is a 150-acre permaculture food forest in Middletown? Come meet Ben Friton, founder and director of the REED Center and Morning View Food Forest. Learn about permaculture, the work done by the REED Center and the events happening at the food forest. Free.

Time: 6 to 7 p.m.

Location: Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown

Contact: 301-600-7560 or fcpl.org

Pour House Trivia

Also April 13, 20 and 27. Bring your

team and play. Extended happy hour 4 to 8 p.m.

Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Location: Champion Billiards Sports Bar, 5205 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick

Contact: 301-846-0089 or frederickchampions.com

Tivoli Discovery Series: Ashley Ray Ray, who has established herself as one of Nashville’s most nuanced voices, is chasing down critical acclaim not only as a solo artist, but also as an in-demand songwriter for Little Big Town, Lori McKenna, Lady A’s Charles Kelley, and others. $10 suggested or pay what you can.

Time: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Location: New Spire Arts, 15 W. Patrick St., Frederick

Contact: 301-600-2828 or weingergcenter.org

APRIL 7

Biggs Ford Archeological Site Presentation

Lauren Lippiello, assistant professor of global studies, FCC, will give a talk

about the Biggs Ford Archeological Site and its findings. This site, located in Frederick County, contains a large, well-preserved Native American village and has yielded artifacts dating back 11,000 years. Lauren will be joined by local archeologist Hettie Bellweber. 21 and older. Free.

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Middletown Public Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown

Contact: 301-600-7560 or fcpl.org

APRIL 9

Breakfast Fundraiser

All-you-can-eat pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage biscuits, sausage gravy, puddin’, hominy, muffins and more. Benefits the fire company; cancelled if snow emergency plan is in effect. $10 adults, $5 ages 5-12, under age 6 free, $12 for carryout. (Prices subject to change as market prices dictate.)

Time: 7 to 11 a.m.

Location: Union Bridge Fire Co., 8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge

Contact: 410-775-7422

Great American Chestnut Restoration and Potluck

Help restore the beautiful American Chestnut by volunteering for tree plantings. Baltimore Yearly Meeting has received a grant to plant 100 American chestnuts on our wooded acres! Free.

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Catoctin Quaker Camp, 12611 Tower Road, Thurmont

Contact: 717-481-4870 or bymcamps. org/community-work-days

Second Sunday Tree Walk

With the Frederick County Forestry Board. By donation.

Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Location: City of Frederick, Rec Center or Pergola.

Contact: frederick.forestryboard.org

APRIL 10

Stained-Glass Butterfly

Create a beautiful stained-glass butterfly with step-by-step instructions through the entire process. This class is for beginner and intermediate

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artists. Box lunch is included.

Instructor: Bob Galandak .$40, preregister (3-weeks).

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Emmitsburg 50+ Center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ FrederickCountyMD.gov or 301-6006350

Senior Services Advisory Board Meeting

The Board collaborates with advises, advocates and educates Frederick County Government, the Senior Services Division, and the larger community on all matters relating to the needs, development, and administration of services of services for older adults.

Time: 1 to 3 p.m.

Location: Bourne Building, 355 Montevue Lane, Frederick

Contact: 301-639-8518 or frederickcountymd.gov

APRIL 11

MAP: SNAP 101

A basic introduction to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps. This presentation will give you the baseline knowledge you may need when talking to those in the community about SNAP and recent changes that have been made to the program. Free, pre-register.

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ FrederickCountyMD.gov or 301-6001234

Armchair Travel: Visit Israel

Join Dara and Edi to hear about their recent trips to Israel — ancient history, archeological sites and the travel experience. Speakers: Dara Markowitz & Edi Stewart. Free, pre-register (3 weeks).

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: Frederick 50+ Center, 1440 Taney Ave., Frederick

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@

FrederickCountyMD.gov or 301-6003525

APRIL 12

Slips, Trips and Falls

Frederick County Fire and Rescue will be taking blood pressures and giving a presentation on slips, trips and falls. Free, drop-in (lunch is available by reservation).

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Emmitsburg 50+ Center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ FrederickCountyMD.gov or 301-6006350

Bingo Night

Sponsored by St. Peter’s Knights of Columbus Council 13290. Doors open at 6 p.m. Early bird games start at 6:30 p.m. and regular call starts at 7 p.m. Food and drink available for purchase. Additional purchases: Game pack $10, Early Bird Game $1,

3-game sheet $2 and jackpot game $2. 18 and older.

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: St. Peter Catholic Church, Sappington Hall, 9190 Church St., Libertytown/Union Bridge Contact: 301-471-3533

Thacher & Rye Local Weds Dinner Series

Culinary journey continues featuring Frederick’s local craft beverage businesses with a 3-course menu expertly crafted by Chef Bryan Voltaggio and team. This month features Orchard Cellars. Reservations recommended, walk-ins welcome if space allows. $75 person plus tax and gratuity.

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Thacher & Rye, 228 N. Market St., Frederick Contact: 240-332-3186 or thacherandrye.com

The Temptations in Concert

Named the “#1 R&B/Hip Hop Artists

of All Time” and one of the “125 Greatest of All Time Artists” by Billboard magazine, as well as one of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” by Rolling Stone Magazine, the group is truly a beloved national treasure. $125.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or weinbergcenter.org

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Slips, Trips and Falls

Frederick County Fire and Rescue will be taking blood pressures and giving a presentation on slips, trips and falls. Free, drop-in

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Urbana 50+ Center, 9020 Amelung St., Urbana

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ FrederickCountyMD.gov or 301-6007020

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Everyday Foods & Herbs for Digestive Health

Learn what foods, ferments, herbs and spices you can use to support digestive health. Sample fermented foods and herbal favorites like ginger, peppermint and chamomile.

Presenter: Joi Foss Vogin, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, University of Maryland Extension Free, Preregister.

Time: Noon

Location: Presenter in-person at Frederick 50+ Community Center, Virtual at Brunswick, Emmitsburg, Urbana, home

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ FrederickCountyMD.gov or 301-6007020

FCC Jazz Ensemble II Concert

A great night of jazz with the FCC Jazz Ensemble II and director Jordan Clawson. Free.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Frederick Community College, JBK Theater, 7932

Opossumtown Pike, Frederick

Contact: 301-846-2000 or frederick. edu

Wonder Book Classic Film Series: “East of Eden” (1955)

Two brothers in 1910s California struggle to maintain their strict, Bibletoting father’s favor as an old secret about their long-absent mother comes to light. With James Dean, Raymond Massey and Julie Harris. (1 hour 58 min., Rated PG). $7.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or weinbergcenter.org

APRIL 14

Memory Cafe

Frederick County Senior Services Division and the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Café offers a fun and relaxed way for people living with memory loss and their care partners to get connected with one another

through social events that promote interaction and companionship. Free, pre-register.

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Emmitsburg 50+ Community Center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg

Contact: CaregiverSupport@ FrederickCountyMD.gov or 301-6006001

Bluegrass Jam

Open to all levels of acoustic musicians and vocalists. Spectators, families welcome. Sandwiches, snacks and sodas available for purchase. No smoking or swearing. $5 donation at the door.

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Mount Pleasant Ruritan Club, 8101 Crum Road, Walkersville Contact: 301-898-3719

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All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet

The menu includes sausage, pudding, hominy, side potatoes, scrambled

eggs, sausage gravy, pancakes, French toast, biscuits, fruit, orange and apple juice, coffee and tea. Country ham sandwiches available for purchase. $10 adults, $6 ages 6 to 12, under age 5 free.

Time: 7 a.m.

Location: Liberty United Methodist Church, 12024 Main St., Libertytown Contact: 301-304-9843 or libertycentralumc.org

Heartsaver CPR/First Aid/ AED Adult, Child, Infant for the Layperson

The course teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, infant CPR, how to relieve choking in adults, children, and infants and how to get emergency help on the way quickly. First Aid covers basic skills of patient assessment, controlling bleeding, airway management and medical emergencies. $85, pre-register.

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: FCC-Monroe Center, 200 Monroe Ave., Frederick

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Contact: 240-629-7907 or frederick. edu/CPR

St. Jospeh 5K and Fun Run

Official times, T-shirts, and swag bags for all registered participants. Rain or shine. Registration cost: $40 for 5k; $20 for fun run. Proceeds benefit historic church building restoration. More info https://www. stjoesbuckeystown.org/st-joseph-5kfun-run.

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: St. Joseph on Carrollton Manor Church, 5843 Manor Woods Drive, Frederick

Contact: 610-730-2499 or stjoesbuckeystown.org

Thurmont Green Fest

Learn how to live a greener life for a better tomorrow! Many interactive displays, electronic recycling drop off, educational information from

experts in their fields, music and food truck. Free admission.

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Road, Thurmont Contact: 571-481-0077 or thurmontmainstreet.com

Calvary UMC Community Concert

Series: Lorenzo Cominoli and Danny Webber, Guitar Duo Cominoli, Italian jazz guitarist, teacher and composer, and Webber, jazz, classical, rock guitarist and teacher. They come together to present refined and melodic guitar music that explores many diverse musical traditions. Their program will include original compositions and arrangements that draw from contemporary jazz, folk/pop, and classical influences. Free.

Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Calvary UMC, 131 W.

Second St., Frederick

Contact: 301-662-1464 or calvaryumc. org/concerts

Three Dog Night in Concert

Now in its fifth decade, this legendary band claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets. “Black and White,” “One,” “Joy to the World” are among their hits. $55 to $125.

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or weinbergcenter.org

APRIL 16

Holocaust Remembrance Day

“Growing Up With Holocaust Survivor Parents.” Laizer was 16 and Lili was 12 when the Nazis wrested them

away from their homes in Poland. Unbelievably, they met in 1945 through the barbed wire fence of a concentration camp, got married, and moved to New York City, where they’ve been since 1949. They will join us by live video while their older son, Dr. Harvey Levy, a local dentist, author, lecturer and martial arts master, tells their story and describes the impact of the Holocaust on his family. Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins will describe hate groups and activities in Frederick County. There will also be a candle lighting, proclamations from the county and city, appropriate readings, and music. Free.

Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Beth Sholom Congregation, 1011 N. Market St., Frederick Contact: 205-572-2907 or bethsholomfrederick.org

Find our full calendar of events at newspost.com/calendar.

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26. Satisfies

28. “Dallas Buyers’ Club” actor Jared

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31. Soviet Socialist Republic

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36. Second epoch of the Tertiary period

38. Porticos

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41. Gets up

43. Humble request for help

44. One-thousandth of an inch (abbr.)

45. Unhappy

47. Hint or indication

48. A way to plead

51. Digits

53. Broadway actress Daisy

55. Jewish calendar month

56. Author Gore __

58. Peacock network

59. White poplar

60. Promotional material

61. A period of calm

64. Take too much

65. Emit energy

67. Something you can take

69. Mended with yarn

70. Inconsistent

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3. One who pretends

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5. Distinctive practice

6. Mariner

7. Peaks

8. Queens ballplayer

9. Geological times

10. Twofold

11. Atomic #13

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13. Metric weight unit

15. Indicates

18. Unwanted rodent

21. Partly cooked with hot water

24. One who can be recommended

26. Resembles a bag or pouch

27. Midway between south and southeast

30. Sets up for a photo

32. California white oak

35. More (Spanish)

37. After B

38. Decorated tea urn

39. Island

42. Car mechanics group

43. Wordplay joke

46. Cut a rug

47. Prickly plant

49. Speech in praise of a deceased person

50. European buzzard

52. Influential linguist

54. West African languages

55. Siskel’s partner

57. Skinny

59. Oblong pulpit

62. Consumed

63. Small, mischievous sprite

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