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FREE MAY 2023 FREDERICK Prime Time The Frederick News-Post Pages past Thurmont resident pens book on Frederick history The Frederick News-Post

Senior Resource & Education Fair

SOAR in par tnership with the Aging Network Alliance & Frederick Community College, present our 2nd annual Senior Resource & Education Fair!

➤ This event is free and open to Seniors, Family Members, Caregivers and Professionals.


➤ There is no cost to attend the event, however there will be a $10 fee for those wanting to stay for lunch.

➤ BINGO will follow lunch with GREAT prizes!

➤ Special guest County Executive Fitzwater, Recognizing OLDER AMERICANS MONTH

➤ US Navy Submarine Veteran, Rick Weldon offering commemorative remarksfor Memorial Day

Athletic Center (Gymnasium)



-9:30am-11:00am visit with Professionals

-11:00 -Welcome County Executive Fitzwater remarks

US Navy Submarine Veteran, Rick Weldon commemoration for Memorial Day

-11:30am Panel Discussion &Audience Q&A

-12:30pm Lunch


-2:15pmClosing remarks &sur vey

We are of fering interpreting ser vices for ASL needs.

Thursday,May 25, 2023 9:30am–2:30pm

Frederick Community Colleg e 7932 OpossumtownPike, Freder ick, MD 21702 •Athletic Center

Professionals will be in attendance to discuss the following topics:

-Elder law

-Medicare/SHIP &Mar yland

Access Point-MAP

-Home Care

-Therapy ser vicesMedicare covered home care Therapy in your home Outpatient therapy

-Physician ser vices in your home

-Financial resources for low-income seniors

-Assisted Living

-Memor yCare

-Independent Living

-Skilled Nursing

-Home Safety Solutions

-Geriatric Care Management

-Alzheimer's information

-Adult Day Care

-Veterans Administration

-Learning in Retirement living


-211 &Mental health ser vices

-Senior Fitness

-Downsizing &Moving

-Senior Advisors/referral ser vice

-Register of Wills

-Active Adult programs

-Transpor tation

-Senior Recreation Council

-PRIME magazine and more!



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On the cover:John Ashbury, a Thurmont author and historian, has recently published a new book entitled “Reflections Collections.”

Staff photo by Bill Green

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Collected ‘Reflections’

John W. Ashbury pens book on Frederick history

John Ashbury jokes that his memory isn’t what it once was now that he’s reached his 80s. But you wouldn’t know that if you watched him flip through a copy of his recently published book.

Every few pages, he stops. His eyes light up. And he begins to rattle off facts and figures with the dexterity of a man who has spent most of his life immersed in the study of history.

Ashbury, a local author and historian, just released his fourth book. It’s called “Reflections,” and it’s billed as a collection of “eclectic selections from the archives of Frederick Magazine.”

Since 2006, Ashbury has written a regular column for the magazine called Reflections. In each piece, he profiles a person, place or event that in some way shaped Frederick County’s history. The new book compiles all 86 columns that Ashbury has published over the years, plus one that’s due to run in May.

The 87 subjects in the book “run the gamut,” Ashbury said.

There’s Morton Mower, who grew up downtown in the 1930s and ‘40s and is the co-inventor of the automat-

ic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, a widely used medical device similar to a pacemaker. Mower was an accomplished clarinetist, Ashbury recalls easily, not having to read the words on the page. He was picked on a lot in high school, Ashbury adds matter-of-factly.

There’s Shadrach Bond, who was born in Frederick in 1773 and went on to become the first governor of Illinois.

There’s Ambrosia Clarke, who raised 24 children in Frederick County and was one of the first Marylanders to donate blood during World War II. She went on to donate more than seven gallons of blood to military hospitals before doctors ordered her to stop, and she devoted the rest of her life to aiding veterans.

“There’s so many people that have had an impact on Frederick, and its history that nobody knows about,” Ashbury said, looking down at Clarke’s picture.

Ashbury conducts his research all over the county. He relies on the library at Mount St. Mary’s Universi-

ty, the local historical society and the internet.

Every day, he logs onto a Facebook page called “Frederick Maryland Old Photos.”

But he gives special thanks in the foreword of his latest book to the staff at the Maryland Room in the C. Burr Artz Public Library in downtown Frederick, which houses primary and secondary local history documents.

Mary Mannix, who has managed the Maryland Room for 25 years, said she’s become accustomed to Ashbury’s calls over the years. His work “makes history more digestible,” she said.

“John does important work,” Mannix said. “People will be using his work for generations.”

For years, Ashbury kept a file cabinet full of 365 manilla folders, one for each day of the calendar year. He would write down and file away any notable events that happened in Frederick County on a given day. He recently donated his file cabinets and his extensive collection of books to the Maryland Room, where Mannix now

uses them to assist other researchers. Ashbury says he engages with history in some way almost every day.

He’s currently working on compiling his own family history.

The passion dates back to his adolescence, when Ashbury would eavesdrop on the conversations that important

“ There’s so many people that have had an impact on Frederick and its history that nobody knows about

community figures would have with his father, who was the rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in downtown Frederick. That sparked a fascination that has never faded, Ashbury said.

Most of his ideas for Reflections pieces arise during conversations over meals with friends, he said. They’ll

mention a grandparent or cousin or friend who did something interesting, and Ashbury will jot it down.

“People don’t realize they know what they know,” Ashbury said. “It’s memories to them. I take those memories from other people and turn them into things like this book.”

He hopes the book will inspire others to explore local history.

And he hopes to continue researching and writing.

“I just enjoy the hell out of it,” he said.

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Staff photo by Bill Green John Ashbury, a local author and historian, sits for a portrait at the C. Burr Artz Public Library in Frederick with his book, “Reflections,” a collection of Ashbury’s columns in Frederick Magazine over the years.

SOAR senior fair offers resources


Supporting Older Adults through Resources, aka SOAR, in partnership with the Frederick Aging Network Alliance and Frederick Community College, will offer the Senior Resource & Education Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 25.

This year’s event will be at the Frederick Community College Athletic Center at 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. There is no charge to attend; however, all participants must register at

May is Older Americans Month, and in celebration, more than 50 community partners who serve seniors will be available, offering a well-rounded, interactive program featuring education and information.

Some of the topics that will be presented:

• Elder law

• Medicare

• Medicaid

• Activity and fitness

• Home safety

• Brain health

• Assisted living

• In-home services (primary care, therapy, home health/home care)

• Veterans’ benefits

• Senior move management/downsizing

Interpreters will be available to assist the ASL-speaking community.

A short program at 11 a.m. will feature County Executive Jessica Fitzwater, as well as commemoration of Memorial Day from U.S. Navy submarine veteran Rick Weldon, who is president of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce. A panel discussion will

follow at 11:30 a.m.

The fair is meant to be interactive, allowing participants to ask questions and take away resources. SOAR encourages seniors, caregivers, family members and professionals to register and attend.

Lunch will be available at 12:30 p.m. for $10, and free bingo games will follow lunch. Players can win prizes provided by vendors and presenters.

Frederick County has a rich history of connecting older adults with resources, allowing them to access health care providers and services, learning opportunities, assistance with care needs and information related to complex matters such as medical coverage, legal assistance and more.

SOAR is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving Frederick County seniors.

‘Lesser-known sense’ is in spotlight


Shepherd University will host its annual Aging Well Workshop, “Interoception (the lesser-known sense): Why Listening to Your Body Matters,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9 in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education auditorium and virtually via Zoom.

The keynote speaker will be Jennifer MacCormack, assistant professor of social psychology and director of the Interoception Laboratory in the University of Virginia Department of Psychology. She will talk about interoception, the lesser-known sense that helps us understand our bodies’ internal sensations. Through a panel discussion, breakout sessions and MacCormack’s address, participants will develop a greater appreciation for the importance of listening to their bodies.

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Six continuing education credits are available for nurses and social workers for a $25 fee. There is no CEU charge for employees of the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services and the workshop is free for all other participants.

The workshop will also cover topics such as healthy ways to age in place, the ethics of working with older adults experiencing memory loss and cognitive decline, eating for health and longevity, and alternative approaches to wellness.

Presenters will be Melissa Hall, associate professor of recreation studies at Shepherd; Doug Cumpston, program manager, West Virginia Assistive Technology System team at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities; Dr. Laura Lawson, Mission Functional Medicine,

Winchester, Virginia; Carolyn Rodis, retired lawyer and mediator with a specialty in elder mediation; Dr. Raja Nanda Gopal Mogallapu, assistant professor, WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center; Amy Orndoff, executive director, Berkeley Senior Services, Berkeley County, West Virginia; Nancy Miller, program manager, Mental Health Association of Frederick County, Maryland; Dr. Avery Bowman, retired emergency room physician and yoga and mindfulness instructor; Emma Morton-Eggleston, chief for diabetes and obesity prevention and director of the WVU Medicine East Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health; and Michelle Cooper, assistant professor of nursing at Shepherd.

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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

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 or

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

Exercise — 8:50 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 or jsusan481@aol. com.

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 or

Taney SRC Book Group — 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month, Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Ave., Frederick. Mary Ann at 301-6626199 or

Bicycling — Meeting locations vary, rides scheduled biweekly through November, weather permitting. Helmets required. Rides vary. Meet in Boscov’s rear parking lot at 8:15 a.m. Kathy at 301-606-0064 or sailawayhr@

Bocce — 8 a.m. to noon Fridays, Baker Park, Frederick, May through September. Terri at 301-508-0283 or

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 or 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 301-662-6315 or crwords@verizon. net.

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.


Duplicate Bridge Games

Looking for a competitive mind sport? 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


Exercise for Men and Women 50+ With certified instructors, $2 per session. Focus is on increasing stamina, strength, balance, endurance and fun. Yoga follows from 11 a.m. to noon, cost is $5 per session.

Time: 10 to 11 a.m.

Location: Middletown Amvets Post 9, 409 W. Green St., Middletown

Contact: 301-371-5115

BBQ Safety

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

Time: 11 a.m.

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

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-8348115

Pride on the Patio

Weekly LGBTQIA social mixer. 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: prideonthepatio


“Stitches Through Time: Women’s Work from Farm to Fashion”

The exhibit explores one story of women’s work, interpreting the history of textile production up to the 1950s. Wednesday through Friday, through December. $12.

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Museum of Frederick County History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick

Contact: 301-663-1188 or

FCC Wind Ensemble

Variety of works played with musicality and verve by a hard-working and talented ensemble. Free.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Frederick Community College, JBK Theater, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick

Contact: 301-846-2400 or frederick. edu


National Day of Prayer

This event, coordinated by the EMF and the National Day of Prayer Frederick, will be led by local residents, business leaders, civil servants, and first responders.

Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Locations: Frederick Fairgrounds, Yakabod, 24/7 Prayer Room, FCPS Central Office, MHA/Calvary Chapel parking lot, steps of the courthouse 100 W. Patrick St., Hospital Park, Memorial Park across from the Talley Rec Center, Warehouse Cinemas, Frederick Rescue Mission, Baker Park



FCC Handbell and Flute Ensemble Concert

Celebrate the seasons with these wonderful ensembles. Free.

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Frederick Community College, JBK Theater, 7932

Opossumtown Pike, Frederick

Contact: 301-846-2400 or frederick. edu


Car, Truck, Bike and Tractor Show

Registration 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., $15 per vehicle. Many categories for judging. 240-675-0249 for more information. Registration $15 per vehicle. Rain date is May 7.

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Brunswick Volunteer Fire Co., 1500 Volunteer Drive, Brunswick Contact: 240-675-0249 or

Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage in Middletown

Properties range in age from the late 1700s to the early 20th century and include notable Federal style homes, elegant Victorian homes, one-of-akind commercial structures, and the rarely seen interior of a turn-of-thecentury operating room. Docents at each property. Lunches will be catered by Tapia’s on Main. $35 and up.

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: 19 W. Main St., Middletown Contact: 301-371-6171 or

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum Tours

Explore the home of Frederick’s pioneer family, the Brunners. $8 adults, free for ages under 12.

Time: 2 to 5 p.m.

Location: Schifferstadt, 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick


Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick

Also May 13, 20, 26 and 27. Journey through Frederick’s gruesome and bloody past. Uncover political savvy and defiant citizens, patriots from the


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Revolutionary War, beckoning soldiers from the Civil War. Reservations recommended. $15.

Time: 7:15 p.m.

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




Every Sunday evening for fun and community with weekly bingo games. All are welcome.

Time: 5 to 10 p.m.

Location: Beth Sholom Congregation, 1011 N. Market St., Frederick

Contact: 205-572-2907 or


Senior Services Advisory Board Meeting

Each month will have special guest speakers on topics of interest to the seniors in Frederick County. Free.

Time: 1 to 3 p.m.

Location: Bourne Building, 355 Montevue Lane, Frederick

Contact: 301-639-8518 or


Armchair Travel: 18 Days and 6,000 Miles: A Journey Through the Old West

Join Denise and her dog, Reggie, on their exploration of old ghost towns — destination California with adventures along the way. Presenter: Denise Mayer. Free, pre-register.

Time: 1:45 p.m.

Location: Frederick 50+ Centers

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6003525

MAY 10

Birding 101

Topics include external anatomy of birds, how to observe them, field marks of birds, optics including

binoculars, field guides and birding apps and more. Led by Mike Spurrier. $30 for nonmembers, $15 for members.

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: The Common Market Co-op, 927 W. Seventh St., Frederick

Contact: 301-663-3416 or

BBQ Safety

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

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Emmitsburg 50+ Center, 300

S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-8348115

Natural Ways to Relieve Headaches

Discover what kind of headache you have and natural ways to soothe them with Dr. Shamar Amison. $15 members, $30 nonmembers.

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: The Common Market Co-

op, 5728 Buckeystown Pike, Unit B1, Frederick

Contact: 301-663-3416 or


Sponsored by St. Peter’s Knights of Columbus Council 13290. All are welcome but must be at least 18 years of age to play. Cost to play is $20. 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 are available for purchase. Additional purchases: Game Pack: $10, Early Bird Game: $1, 3 Game Sheet: $2, Jackpot Game: $2.

Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Location: St. Peter Catholic Church, Sappington Hall, 9190 Church St., Libertytown (Union Bridge)

Contact: 301-471-3533

MAY 11

Middletown Seniors Monthly Luncheon

Roast beef lunch. Entertainment by Mike Kuster an up-and-coming singer/ songwriter from Walkersville who has been making his mark in country music. Lunch is $12 at the door but

reservations are required by calling 301-371-5170.

Time: Noon

Location: Middletown Amvets Post #9, 409 W. Green St., Middletown

Contact: 301-371-5170

Everyday Foods & Herbs for Mental Health

Learn what foods and herbs can help our brain, body combat stress, and keep the blues away. Recipes featuring seafood, healthy fats, rosemary, and lavender will be presented. Presenter: Joi Foss Vogin, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, University of Maryland Extension. Free, pre-register.

Time: Noon

Location: Presenter in-person at Emmitsburg 50+ Community Center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg; and virtual at Brunswick, Frederick, Urbana

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6007020

MAP: Maryland Center for Legal Aid

Maryland Court Help Center representatives will present the

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myriad of resources available to selfrepresented litigants and provide an overview of the services provided by MCHC.

Time: 2 p.m.

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

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6001234

MAY 12

The Conococheague Institute: Colonial Gardening

Get dirty with a hands-on learning program all about the 18th century kitchen garden. Bring your own lunch. $30, pre-register.

Time: 9 a.m.-approx. 3:30 p.m.

Location: Depart from Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Ave., Frederick

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301600-7020 or register http:// frederickcountymd-gov.3dcartstores. com

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 connect with one another through social events. Free, pre-register.

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

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

Contact: CaregiverSupport@ or 301-6006001

Designer Bag Bingo

Doors open at 5 p.m., games start at 7 p.m. Cost per person this includes 9 pack of all games (except 50/50). For tickets, contact Jesse 301-305-0777.

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Brunswick Volunteer Fire Co., 1500 Volunteer Drive, Brunswick Contact: 301-305-0777

MAY 13

Thurmont Main Street Farmers Market

Every Saturday through Oct. 7. Homemade, home-grown. One of the largest farmers markets in Frederick County. A

different food truck every Saturday.

Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Location: Thurmont Community Park, 21 Frederick Road, Thurmont Contact: 240-626-9980 or

Wolfsville Chainsaw Carving & Artisan Festival

Chainsaw and blacksmith demonstrations. All vendors selling handmade items. Live auction 3 p.m. Wolfsville Ruritan’s slippery pot pie lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (301-293-2426 to pre-order quarts to go).

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Wolfsville Ruritan Park, 12708 Brandenburg Hollow Road, Myersville

Contact: 240-818-9883

FCC Orchestra Ensemble

A classic concert. Free.

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Frederick Community College, JBK Theater, 7932

Opossumtown Pike, Frederick


MAY 14

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. Prices subject to change as market prices dictate. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, under 6 free; $12 for carryout.

Time: 7 to 11 a.m.

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

Contact:410-775-7422 or 443-5479477

Mount Olivet Cemetery History & Mystery Tour

Discover Frederick’s past as we navigate through the labyrinth of graves, crypts and monuments of historic Mount Olivet Cemetery, one of Maryland’s largest and most beautiful cemeteries. Final resting place of Francis Scott Key, Thomas Johnson and Civil War heroine Barbara Fritchie. $15.

Time: 10:45 a.m.

Location: Mount Olivet Cemetery, 515 S. Market St., Frederick


Mount Airy Spring Faire

Live music, entertainment, booths from local artisans, farms, businesses and organizations, plant sales, presentations, a cornhole tournament, raffles and games, food trucks and more.

Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Co. Carnival Grounds, 1008 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy

Contact: 240-772-1141 or

Second Sunday Tree Walk with the Frederick County Forestry Board

Guided tour with the Frederick County Forestry Board. Learn how to identify common local trees and hear fun facts about each on a tour with the board’s expert guides. Registration required. By donation.

Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Location: City of Frederick, Rec Center or Pergola, Frederick

Contact: 301-473-8417 or frederick.

MAY 15

Celebration Luncheon Followed by Concert Featuring the Golden Tones

Older Americans Month event. Preregistration is required. $12.

Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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

Contact: virtualseniorcenter@

MAY 17

Nutrition Giant Food as Preventative Medicine

The link between food and health is more important than ever before. Learn how to shop for long-term health and well-being by joining Thu Huynh, registered dietitian and nutritionist with the Healthy Living Team at Giant Food for an invigorating lecture on how to make food YOUR preventative medicine. Free, preregister.

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Frederick, Urbana 50+ Centers. Also online Virtual 50+ Center Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6007020

Container Flower Gardening

Learn the ins and outs of container flower gardening. Thriller, filler, and spiller is the “recipe” for container gardening! All plants and soil will be provided for you to make your own garden to take home. You may want to bring gardening gloves. Instructor: Alexia Furr. $25, pre-register.

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

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

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6007020

Home Health or Home Care: Do You Know the Difference?

Included will be information regarding what services are provided by each, how they can be used together to keep people out of the hospital and safe at home, who pays for each, and how to access the services. This program will be presented by Right at Home and Bayada Home Health. Free.

Time: 1 p.m.

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

Contact: 301-600-7560

MAY 18

New to Medicare Workshop

Trained State Health Insurances Program (SHIP) staff help Medicare beneficiaries, family members and caregivers understand Medicare benefits, bills, and Medicare rights. Free, pre-register.

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Frederick 50+ Center. Also online Virtual 50+ Center

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6001234

National Park Service: Alaska Public Lands Information Center

Explore the Alaska Public Lands Information Center. Located in Anchorage’s historic Federal Building, the center hosts exhibits representing natural, historical, and cultural features throughout the state. Free, pre-register.

Time: 2:30 p.m.

Location: Urbana 50+ Center. Also



online Virtual 50+ Center

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6007020

BBQ Safety

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

Time: 10:30 a.m.

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

Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6003525

MAY 19

Groceries for Seniors

A free monthly distribution of seasonal produce, canned goods, and shelf stable products. All Frederick County residents age 60+ with an income below $1,450 per month are eligible

to participant. Please bring a photo ID to register the first time. Groceries for Seniors is offered on the third Friday of each month.

Time: Noon (and continues until all food is distributed)

Location: Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Ave. Frederick

Contact: SeniorServices@ or call 301600-1234

Thurmont Main Street Art & Wine Stroll

Meet a variety of 17 local artists and artisans, sample wine from local vineyards and spirits from distilleries, three genres of live musical entertainment throughout and three food trucks. Free admission.

Time: 5 to 8 p.m.

Location: Thurmont Main Street area

Contact: 240-626-9980 or

MAY 20

Maryland Iron Festival

Continues 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21. Commemorates the state as a center for ironmaking and features traditional blacksmithing, period music, food trucks, artisan and makers market, garden and trail tours, more. Free admission.

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, 12610 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont

Contact: 240-288-7396 or

Spring Festival

Throughout the town with live music, vendors, food, kids’ activities, beer garden and more. Free admission.

Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Downtown Brunswick, 1 E. Potomac St., Brunswick Contact: 301-834-7500 or

Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour

This self-guided tour will feature 13 of Frederick’s finest gardens and is sure to inspire green thumbs. Advance tickets online or at the Frederick Visitors Center, 151 S. East St.; day of tour tickets at 101 N. Court St. $25 advance, $30 day of tour.

Time: 1 to 5 p.m.

Location: Begin at the Hospitality Center, City Hall, 101 N. Court St., Frederick Contact:

MAY 25

Senior Resource & Education Fair

This event is free and open to seniors, family members, caregivers and professionals. No cost to attend the event, however there will be a $10 fee for lunches.

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Location: Frederick Community College Athletic Center, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick Contact: 240-575-9665 or info@

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MayOpenHouse and Vendor Fair

May 17, 2023

Thinking of moving to aretirement community?

Great idea! Let Homewood at Frederick help make the process an easy one!

Vendors will include moving companies, downsizing specialist, and realtors.

Representatives from Homewood’svariesclubs will be available as well.

Infor mative seminar sessions will be given throughout the day.

Registration at The Lodge Begins at 12:45 p.m. 500 Pearson Circle Frederick, MD Vendor Fair Begins at 1:00 p.m.

Self Guided Tours of Patio Homes and The Lodge

2:00 p.m. –3:30 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served. Limited space available.

RSVP by May 10th to Laura at (301) 732-6157 or

“No person shall be subject, on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status or disability, to discrimination in the terms or conditions for admission to, treatment or the provision of services in, one of our Communities.”