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Roads Less Traveled Biking the entire C&O Canal in 10 easy trips and you’ll want to take advantage of that. You won’t notice it much except at each of the 75 locks, which were used to raise and lower boats according to the change in elevation along the route. During your trip, you’ll descend only 605 feet from Cumberland to near sea level in Georgetown, but every little bit helps. The following itinerary is the one we followed and is designed for biking novices or families of all types. For time estimates, figure on averaging about 7 miles per hour, which is very easy pedaling.



il up your chain, inflate your tires and, if you are anywhere in Maryland, head out with your bike onto the historic C&O Canal. My wife and I completed the entire stretch in 11 easy trips. I’ll tell you how we did it, but first, a little about the canal. This 19th-century engineering marvel was transformed in the 1950s to become the longest and thinnest U.S. national historic park. In most areas, it is only about 50 feet wide but meanders for 184 gorgeous miles from the mouth of Rock Creek Park in Georgetown to the rugged hills of Cumberland. Frederick is conveniently located about halfway along the canal. Originally designed to carry coal, lumber, grain and hay from coastal towns inland, helping to open up the western frontier, the canal today preserves history and promotes recreation. The canal towpath was originally used by mules and their handlers to pull the canal boats through the still water but is now a well-maintained biking, hiking and running trail. It parallels the Potomac River for its entire length and is mostly in sight of this peaceful river that outlines Maryland’s southern border. Riding west to east on the canal has the advantage of a slight downhill grade, 4 | JUNE 2022



Cumberland Canal Lock

DAY 1: 26 MILES Cumberland to Paw Paw, W.Va. The beautiful jumping off spot at the western terminus in historic Cumberland at mile marker 184 features a spotless Fairfield Inn right on the canal, a historic canal boat replica, lots of restaurants for good, cheap eats, the Cumberland Visitor Center with interesting exhibits on the B&O Railroad, National Road and canal, and a |


downtown walking area. Bike along to Oldtown, just 10 miles away, and have lunch at the town’s former elementary school, which is just off the trail. Continue on another 16 miles to mile marker 158 and the historic Paw Paw Tunnel. The small town of Paw Paw, West Virginia, named after the abundant fruit tree in the area, sits just across the Potomac River and features a hotel, some restaurants and a camping area.

riders. Little Orleans features camping and the terrific Oak Barrel Cafe, with easy access to I-70 and Route 40. Ask for the “Kickin’ Chicken” at Oak Barrel.

DAY 2: 17 MILES Paw Paw to Little Orleans Departing from the Paw Paw Tunnel, which is over 3,000 feet long and built to bypass the Paw Paw Bends, a six-mile stretch on the Potomac River with five horseshoe-shaped bends, ride 17 miles on the most secluded part of the trail to the tiny hamlet of Little Orleans and mile marker 141. Make sure to have a good working flashlight with you as the Paw Paw Tunnel is not well lit. This part of the trail passes through rustic Green Ridge State Forest. If you go on a weekday, chances are you will see no other


DAY 3: 16 MILES Little Orleans to Hancock Depart Little Orleans and bike 16 miles to Hancock, a charming little town in Washington County that sits in the shadow of nearby Sideling Hill.

Gary and Ellen Bennett of Frederick are avid bicyclists on the C&O Canal. STAFF PHOTO BY RIC DUGAN

successful raid on the federal armory during the Civil War. It is well worth your time to cross the newly reopened pedestrian bridge over the Potomac River into Harpers Ferry to take in the history and grab a nice lunch at one of its many cozy eateries. The Appalachian Trail and Shenandoah River intersect the canal at this point so the townsfolk are well versed in serving sweaty travelers on foot, bike or boat. Brunswick, too, features several nice restaurants and hotels.

Harpers Ferry nearby Cushwa Warehouse to take in some canal history. Have lunch or dinner at Tony’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant, just two blocks off the canal. Red Roof Inn is not too far away if you need overnight accommodations. In Hancock, have lunch or dinner at Buddy Lou’s, a local institution right on the trail that caters to locals and riders alike. Try the pecan, blue cheese and strawberry salad and browse their fine collection of antiques. This leg of the trail features two scenic aqueducts: Sideling Hill Creek and Cacapon Junction. Be sure to visit the Hancock Visitor Center for a nice respite. Hotels are also available.

DAY 4: 13 MILES Hancock to Big Pool Depart Hancock and travel 13 miles to Fort Frederick State Park near Big Pool in Washington County. Along the way, enjoy Little Pool and Licking Creek Aqueducts, both featuring camping, snacks and other amenities. Fort Frederick State Park right on the canal at Big Pool is worth an extended tour. There, you’ll see the unique stone fort that served as Maryland’s frontier defense during the French and Indian War. Built in 1756, the fort’s stone wall and two barracks have

DAY 8: 12 MILES Brunswick to Dickerson Depart Brunswick and bike 12 miles to the Monocacy River Aqueduct near Dickerson in southern Frederick County. Along the way, enjoy the Catoctin Creek Aqueduct, Bald Eagle Island (where you might spy one its famous namesake inhabitants) and Calico Rocks and Indian Flats for camping and boating. At the Monocacy River Aqueduct, bike another few miles inland to the venerable Dickerson Market for lunch or dinner. Their giant beef hot dogs are worth the visit.

DAY 6: 26 MILES Williamsport to Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Depart Williamsport and ride 26 miles to Shepherdstown, West Virginia. This stretch of the canal features many camping options, including Cumberland Valley, Opequon Junction and Horseshoe Bend. For sight-seeing, Killiansburg Cave is along the way. In Fort Frederick Shepherdstown, excellent overnight DAY 9: 20 MILES accommodations and a great German Dickerson to Seneca Creek been restored to their 1758 appear- meal are await you at the well-known Aqueduct ance. The park’s campground, picnic Bavarian Inn. Depart Monocacy River Aqueduct area, snack bar, playground, shelter, near Dickerson and travel 20 miles to some public restrooms and all trails DAY 7: 19 MILES Seneca Creek Aqueduct in MontgomShepherdstown, W.Va., are now open. ery County. This stretch of the canal to Brunswick passes by Whites Ferry, which is a workDAY 5: 12 MILES Depart Shepherdstown and bike 19 ing, hand-operated toll ferry crossing Big Pool to Williamsport miles to historic Brunswick. About the Potomac River to nearby Leesburg, Depart Fort Frederick State Park at halfway to Brunswick, which is home Virginia. It is well worth the time to Big Pool and bike 12 miles to the small to another canal visitor center and for- make this crossing and either grab a town of Williamsport, just south of Hag- mer hub for the B&O Railroad, you’ll bite in Leesburg or at the Whites Ferry erstown. Bypass several scenic dams pass by Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, Tavern. and locks along the way. Take some time home to its namesake national historic at the Williamsport Visitor Center and park dedicated to John Brown’s unSee TRAVEL, 11 THE FREDERICK NEWS-POST




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veryone knew each other on McKinstry’s Mill Road in the 1960s. Black families lived in roughly 10 houses in the community outside Union Bridge, Barbara Thompson, 74, recalled. Children addressed elders as Mr. or Mrs. as a sign of respect. Neighbors looked out for one another. If youngsters got into mischief, any parent on the block was liable to reprimand them. Their little slice of Carroll County was close-knit, but reminders of racism were everywhere. “I grew up seeing the signs ‘Whites Only,’” Thompson said. Thompson, who now resides in Frederick, shared her story at the C. Burr Artz Public Library in Frederick on May 7. She was one of several “human books” available for checkout. Instead of reading a book, library patrons sat down to hear the story straight from the sources’ mouths. Conversations about faith, aging, being gay, breaking glass ceilings and more filled the room. “They’re like living audio books,” Mary Mannix said. Mannix manages the Maryland Room at the library, which houses a collection of local history. She said May 7 marked their second Human Library event. The first was in 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily derailed plans for the second one. Mannix pointed out the conversations flowing between the human books and their “readers” on May 7. “They want to hear your side of the story,” Mannix said. “They want people to understand their experiences.” For Thompson, it is important to

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Dick Jones, 75, left, listens as Dat Duthinh, 70, speaks on the topic of “War Refugees: From Being One to Helping Others” during the Human Library event at the C. Burr Artz Public Library on May 7. The event allowed for community members to have an open conversation with human “books” who have experienced prejudice and discrimination in their lives. share her experiences because she feels some people shy away from discussing systemic racism. “When you experience traumatic events in your childhood, it doesn’t go away,” she said. Thompson was a little girl when the Brown v. Board of Education decision came out. She was 10 when her mother told her she would leave her all-Black school. Thompson cried. “I knew how ugly it would be,” she said. Thompson was a top student at the Robert Moton School, but when she switched to Elmer Wolfe, her grades |


plummeted. “We were looked at as less than,” Thompson said, because of their skin color. She stopped raising her hand in class because when she did, the teacher pretended she was not there. Students pushed her into lockers. They hurled racial slurs. It got so bad, Thompson pretended to be sick to get out of school. When she did attend class, she did not try as hard. “I know that had I been in a different kind of environment … my success in life probably would have been greater than it is now,” Thompson said.

But like the title she gave her book in the Human Library, Thompson is “Still Standing.” She went on to become a lover of history. She researched her family genealogy through the centuries and made sure her children learned it. And the little girl who was scared to attend school grew up to work nearly 40 years for Frederick County Public Schools, retiring in 2012. Thompson served as an instructional assistant and administrative secretary. She said she wanted to make an impact and show she had the skills to do her job well.

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Barbara Thompson, 74, speaks on the topic “Still Standing: Growing Up Black and Poor in the Era of Segregation” during the Human Library event at the C. Burr Artz Public Library on May 7. Though she is retired, her work is far from done. Thompson serves on the board of directors of the African American Resources Cultural and Heritage Society. She looks forward to the opening of their Heritage Center, which will tell the story of African Americans in Frederick County.

Helping refugees In another corner of the library, a young boy listened to a 70-year-old man tell the story of how he went from being a refugee to helping others like him. Frederick resident Dat Duthinh hails from Vietnam. His first refugee experience came at 4 years old, when war forced him to move from the northern part of the country to the southern. What Duthinh calls the French War is also known as the First Indochina War, which ran from 1946 to 1954. At the library, Duthinh showed 7-year-old Emmett Harris, of Frederick, a photo of the ship his family took to safety, the USS Marine Serpent. Emmett wanted to know what kind of food they ate on the ship. “Was it good food?” he asked. Duthinh laughed. “It was food,” he replied. Duthinh came to the U.S. years later for college. When the Vietnam War broke out, his family left their country in 1975 to join him in America. Emmett asked if Duthinh had any fun stories. Duthinh thought for a moment. His first day in the U.S. was a strange but fun experience. He flew on a plane for

the first time to New York. He asked how to get to Princeton, New Jersey, and was shocked by how long it took to get there by bus. Emmett said he probably would have played his Nintendo Switch. Duthinh did not have such luxuries. Illustrating the panic that came with war, Duthinh showed Emmett a photo of people climbing over the U.S. Embassy’s walls in Saigon in 1975. Duthinh searched for the right words to convey the story of refugees to a 7-year-old. “War is a bad thing,” Duthinh said. “It causes a lot of suffering.” Emmett seemed to walk away from the conversation with a little more knowledge. “He was called a refugee,” Emmett said. “If their home isn’t safe anymore, they go somewhere.” Duthinh said he hoped his participation in the Human Library would spread the word of refugee support efforts. He works with the Refugee Welcoming Committee of Frederick to assist the refugees of today. The group has helped six Afghan families settle locally, Duthinh said, and Ukrainian families are soon expected. He said they need help finding housing, getting driver’s licenses and bettering their English. Something as simple as navigating the grocery store can be daunting, according to Duthinh. It is a trying time, adjusting to a foreign country. He would know. Follow Mary Grace Keller on Twitter: @MaryGraceKeller

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or many people, what we eat and drink involves complex feelings of traditions, emotions and availability. Many people have food habits that have been a part of their lives for many years and provide familiarity and comfort. Nutrition recommendations made by healthcare providers may aim to help treat a medical condition or attempt to ensure that a person avoids developing nutrient deficiencies. Some nutrition recommendations, such as modifying textures, are to avoid swallowing or chewing problems. If you are a spouse, family member, friend or caregiver helping someone adjust to dietary changes, it can be a challenge. To help make sense of the changes, here are a few recommendations. n Ask the provider why the changes are necessary. Knowing why can help with buy in and make it easier to accept the change. For example, if you follow a low sodium diet you may feel better and may be able to reduce your medications. If you limit portions of starches and sweets, you may feel better and be able to avoid adding medications for your diabetes. n Find trusted sources for more information. For example, utilizing American Heart Association website for heart healthy, low sodium diet information, the National Kidney Foundation for information on chronic kidney disease diet recommendations, or American Diabetes Association for information on diabetes nutrition recommendations. n Listen to the person’s feelings about the changes and be willing to compromise and discuss with the provider. Remembering quality of life is important.

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about mealtimes. Family members can even set up smart speakers to remind family members about eating and taking medications. Consider packaging of foods as well, and that with arthritis, some containers can be difficult to open. For example, ask if there are packages that are problematic, offer to open them or find the product in an easy-to-open container. Your support can help keep our community members healthy and at their best. If you or your loved one would benefit from meeting with a dietitian, you can ask the family doctor to refer to a local Registered Dietitian for nutrition education.

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Great Falls

DAY 10: 23 MILES Seneca Creek Aqueduct to Georgetown Depart Seneca Creek Aqueduct and travel 10 easy miles to Angler’s Inn, near ritzy Potomac in Montgomery County. The highlight of this leg is Great Falls Park, home to the white-water portion of the Potomac River, Billy Goat hiking trail, canal boat rides and numerous scenic overlooks. Carve out some time for the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, which explores more history of the


Ellen and Gary Bennett navigate the trails of the C&O Canal. canal and local area. Don’t miss lunch at the charming Old Angler’s Inn just off the trail. Try their gourmet burger on their beautiful patio. After lunch, continue on another 13 miles to mile

marker 0 in Georgetown. This scenic and urbanized stretch features camping and boating at Carderock, the Clara Barton National Historic Site, charming Glen Echo Park and Fletcher’s

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JUNE CALENDAR Goat Yoga at the Farm All ages welcome. BYO beverages. $25. Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Goat for the Soul, 10209 Fountain School Road, Union Bridge Contact: 240-405-2208 or

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Fraud and Abuse Targeting Older Adults Join the Frederick County States Attorney’s Office for this presentation. Frederick County Senior Services hosts. Free, pre-register. Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: In-person at Urbana Senior Center and online at Virtual 50+ Center Contact: 301-600-7020 or VirtualSeniorCenter@


“The Beverly Hillbillies: The Musical” Dinner 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. When 17-year-old Elly May Clampett’s father unexpectedly strikes it rich, he moves his family from the Ozarks to Beverly Hills. Suddenly torn from her pig-farmer fiancé, the beautiful but naïve tomboy is thrown into a world of debutante balls, polo matches and people mainly concerned with their place in society. Nearly taken in by a couple of scheming ne’er-do-wells, Elly proves traditional country virtue triumphs over slick city vice. Also, 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 12:30 p.m. buffet, 2:15 p.m. show first, third and fifth Sundays through Aug. 19. $50 Fridays and Sundays; $53 Saturdays. Time: 6 p.m. Location: Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick Contact: 301-662-6600 or


Bicycling Also June 16 and 30, with the Senior Rec Council. Time and location TBD. Pre-registration is required. Contact: Kathy at 301-606-0064 Alive @ Five Outdoor happy hour, with music by Twenty Dollar Prophet. Ages 21 and older. $5 entry, plus $5 drinks. Food available for purchase. Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Location: Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 or Union Bridge Firemen’s Carnival Daily through June 4. Parade June 4 at 2 p.m. to celebrate the town’s 150th year. Beer garden, games of chance, inflatables, fire department raffle and food including chicken and roast beef platters. Nightly entertainment — June 2, Cash Town, rock; June 3, Betting on Austin, classic rock; June 4, Still Water, variety. Time: 5 to 10 p.m. Location: Union Bridge Fire Co. Carnival Grounds Contact: Gamber Firemen’s Carnival Continues through June 4. Time: 6 to 11 p.m. Location: Gamber Carnival Grounds, Md. 32 and Niner Road, Gamber Contact:

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Walk to Cure Arthritis Register to walk and raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis. Time: TBD Location: Baker Park, 21 N. Bentz St., Frederick Contact: https://tinyurl. com/2ewzfbfw to register; 202-7650285 for more information Craft and Yard Sale Indoor/outdoor, rain or shine. Time: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Woodsboro Lutheran Church, 101 S. Main St., Woodsboro Contact: 301-639-1206 Goat Yoga Sample some libations and have fun. $40.



Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, 15010 Roddy Road, Thurmont Contact: 240-405-2208 or 34th Annual Decorator Showhouse Features 1838 former Md. Governor’s Mansion, Oakdale, circa 1838 and 1898, transformed by 20 local designers. Ancestral home of Gov. Edwin Warfield. Benefits Historic Ellicott City Inc. $30 advance, $35 at the door. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Oakdale Mansion, 16449 Ed Warfield Road, Woodbine Contact: 410-461-6906 or


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Independence National Historical Park Virtual Program Join a Park Ranger for a behind-thescenes visit to Independence Hall — the birthplace of the U.S. Explore the second floor where prisoners of war were held during the British Occupation of Philadelphia, climb the tower stairs to see where the Liberty Bell hung. Free, but registration is required. Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: Virtual Center; also in-person limited seating to view virtual program at Frederick and Urbana centers Contact: virtualseniorcenter@ Bridge Social bridge group. Free, but registration is required. Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Location: Urbana Center, 9020 Amelung St., Urbana Contact: 301-600-7020 Bookshelf Book Club Read the book, join the discussion. Free, but registration is required. Time: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Location: virtualseniorcenter@ Contact: virtualcenter@ Mindfulness at the Library Learn about and practice mindfulness meditation with the Frederick Meditation Center. Continues June 13 and 27. Time: 3 p.m. Location: C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-1630 or frederick. 4 County Lions Club Community Carnival Food, rides, games, nightly entertainment, vendors, raffles.

JUNE CALENDAR Fireworks on June 11. Family event. Proceeds benefit Lions Club community activities to held those in need. Time: 6 to 11 p.m. Location: Mount Airy Carnival Grounds, 1008 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy Contact:


Easy Hike With the Senior Rec Council. Also June 21, location TBD. Time: TBD Location: Baker Park to Airport and return Contact: Regine at 301-676-0665

Bingo Tuesdays. Free, registration is required. Time: 1 p.m. Location: Brunswick Senior Center, 12 E. A St., Brunswick Contact: 301-834-8118 Yoga Under the Sun, Moon and Stars

For all levels, with Yogamour. Tuesdays through Sept. 6. Bring a mat and thirst quencher. In the event of inclement weather, check the Facebook event page for class changes or cancellation. $15 donation. Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll St., Frederick Contact: 301-662-4190 or yogamour. org Trace Adkins in Concert Known for his dynamic baritone, hits include “Every Light in the House is On,” “This Ain’t (No Thinkin’ Thing),” “Hillbilly Bone” and “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.” $49 to $89. Time: 7 p.m. Location: The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown Contact: 301-790-3500 or mdtheatre.



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Free Shred Event For Frederick County residents ages 60+. Limit items to those containing personal identification information such as old tax returns, bank statements, invoices and health statements. Free. Time: 10 a.m. to noon Location: Frederick County Senior Services Division, 1440 Taney Ave., Frederick Contact: 301-600-1234 or TGP Gives Golf Tournament Golfer check in at 11 a.m., shotgun start at noon. Social and golf awards begin at 5 p.m. Golf registration includes boxed lunch, unlimited non-


Know Your Beer Workshop The expert brewers at the familyowned Steinhardt Brewing Co. will teach you the beer basics as you taste your way through this course. Must be 21 to register. $29. Time: 4 to 6 p.m. Location: Steinhardt Brewing, 340 E. Patrick St., Suite 102, Frederick Contact: 301-624-2727 or Alive @ Five: The Learned Doctors ‘90s jams. Live music. Outdoor happy hour. Ages 21 and older. $5 entry plus


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The Central Maryland Antique Tractor Club will host its 44th annual Gas Engine, Tractor and Truck Show on June 10, 11 and 12 at Gladhill Tractor, 5509 Mount Zion Road, Frederick. Mount Olivet Cemetery History Tour Tour includes intriguing facts about the cemetery’s origin, tombstone design, graverobbing, mass graves, plus stops at other distinctive burial plots, including the Key Memorial Chapel. Reservations required. $15. Time: 1:45 p.m. Location: Mount Olivet Cemetery, 515 S. Market St., Frederick

Rogers. 50/50, Chinese auction, door prizes. All vehicles welcome. Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Roy Rogers Restaurant, 28 Souder Road, Brunswick Contact: 240-305-7987


The Lettermen in Concert For more than 50 years, The Lettermen have kept the meaning of harmony alive with their soft, romantic, harmonic blend of music which is as popular with their fans today as it was in 1961 when they recorded their first hit, “The Way You Look Tonight.” $24 to $54. Time: 2 p.m. Location: The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown Contact: 301-790-3500 or mdtheatre. org


Yoga in the Vines A yoga session. Each ticket also includes a wine tasting. BYO yoga mat. Ages 21 and older. $20. Also on June 26. Time: 11 a.m. Location: Loew Vineyards, 14001 Liberty Road, Mount Airy Contact: loewvineyards/events/316550/yoga-inthe-vines

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Seniors in the Park: Summer Camp Memories Socialize, explore the park, horseshoes and lawn games, cards and board games, crafts. Lunch will be provided. Hosted by Frederick County Senior Services Division. Free, but must preregister to attend. Walk-ins will not be accommodated. Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Kemptown Park, Shelters 3 and 4, Monrovia Contact: virtualseniorcenter@ or 301-6007020


Moderate Hike With the Senior Rec Council. Preregistration is required. Time: TBD Location: Maryland Appalachian Trail Contact: Ray at 301-662-6315


Tech Talk Group discusses various contemporary technology topics. Not a help session. Free, registration required. Time: 10 to 11 a.m. Location: Virtual and at the Frederick Center, 1440 Taney Ave., Frederick Contact: 301-600-3525

New to Medicare Workshop Trained SHIP staff help Medicare beneficiaries, family members and caregivers understand Medicare benefits, bills and rights. Free, preregistration is required. Time: 11 a.m. Location: Virtual Contact: virtualseniorcenter@ or a FCSSD senior center

Dementia Genetics Presentation by Lindsey McCormick from the Maryland Center for Brain Health will explore what current

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Senior Day at the Frederick Keys Join the FCSSD for a free buffet lunch in the Flying Dog Pavilion, game ticket is included. Funding provided through funds from the Md. Department of Aging. Must be a Frederick County resident, ages 60 or older. If you are not a registered participant of a Frederick County Senior Services Division program or a FCSSD Senior Center participant you must complete a Participant Information Form. Free, preregister is required, seating is limited. Time: 11 a.m. Location: NYMEO Field at Harry Grove Stadium, Frederick Contact: virtualseniorcenter@ or a FCSSD senior center Alive @ Five Outdoor happy hour with music by Dan McGuire Group, pop rock. Ages 21 and older. $5 entry plus $5 drinks. Food available for purchase. Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Location: Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 or


Groceries for Seniors Free monthly distribution of seasonal produce, canned goods and shelfstable products. All Frederick County residents, ages 60 and older with an income below $1,450 per month are eligible to participate. Bring a photo ID to register for the first time. 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 301-6001234


SRC Talley Book Group Classroom A. With the Senior Rec Council. Time: 10:15 a.m. Location: William Talley Rec Center, Frederick Contact: Jane at 301-658-8680 Guardian Hose Co. Thurmont Firemen’s Carnival Continues nightly through June 25. Parade on June 23 at 6:30 p.m. Nightly dinner platters at 5 p.m. Entertainment: Brickyard Road, Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute, June 20; 5.5 Men, ’70s and ’80s classic rock on June 21; Unrefined, classic rock, on June 22; Brushfire Band, country, June 23; The Cruisers, classic rock and country, June 24; and Sticktime!, ’70s and ’80s

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Fraud and Abuse Targeting Older Adults Presentation by the Frederick County States Attorney’s Office. Free, preregister. Time: Noon Location: In-person at Emmitsburg Senior Center and at Virtual Senior Center Contact: virtualseniorcenter@ or 301-6006350


Alive @ Five Outdoor happy hour with music by The Few, modern rock. Ages 21 and older. $5 entry plus $5 drinks. Food available for purchase. Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Location: Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 or Frederick Speaker Series: Soledad O’Brien Award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and host of the weekly syndicated political show “Matter of Fact.” $45 and up. Time: 7:30 p.m.

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Silent Film Series: “The General” (1926) Accompanied by the “Mighty Wurlitzer.” An action-adventurecomedy made toward the end of the silent era starring Buster Keaton. It was inspired by a true story of an event that occurred during the Civil War. The story was adapted from the 1889 memoir “The Great Locomotive Chase” by

Moderate Hike With the Senior Rec Council. Preregistration required. Time TBD Location: On the Appalachian Trail in Maryland

Contact: Ray at 301-662-6315 Fraud and Abuse Targeting Older Adults Presentation by the Frederick County States Attorney’s Office. Free, preregister. Time: 3 p.m. Location: In-person at Frederick Senior Center and at Virtual Senior Center Contact: virtualseniorcenter@ or 301-6003525 Virtual Lecture: “Maryland’s Four Signers” Four Marylanders — William Paca, Samuel Chase, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, and Thomas Stone — were among the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and each of them lived in Annapolis at one time or another. Historic Annapolis Senior Historian Glenn E. Campbell profiles the four Maryland patriots who pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor in support of American independence. $15 per household, must pre-register. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Online, hosted by Historic Annapolis Contact: lectures

William Pittenger. $7. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or


Frederick Pride 2022 Main stage is at the amphitheater; second entertainment area at the park near Market Street. Bands, drag shows, DJ, food court, more. Free admission. Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Carroll Creek Linear Park, Frederick Contact:


Cinema Club Film Series: “Great Expectations” (1946) British film based on a slimmed-down version of the 1861 novel by Charles Dickens and starring John Mills and Valerie Hobson. The story follows a humble orphan boy named Pip who is given the opportunity to go to London and become a gentleman, with the help of an unknown benefactor. $7. Time: 3 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or


Alive @ Five Outdoor happy hour with music by Joe Keyes and The Late Bloomer Band, jazzy funk. Ages 21 and older. $5 entry plus $5 drinks. Food available for purchase. Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Location: Carroll Creek Amphitheater, Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 or


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