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REGATTA Model yacht club takes to the lake

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Maryland Yacht Club president Bart Drummond makes adjustments to his craft between races on a recent windy day at Whittier Lake. Staff photo by Bill Green

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JULY 2022




Remote regatta Model yacht club takes to the lake



n a warm and blustery Saturday in June, with the stiff breeze making a good day for sailing, a dozen enthusiasts prepared their crafts on the shores of Frederick’s Whittier Lake. With the cry of “Boats in the water!” a flotilla of small model boats glided silently through the water, with the occasional rustle of a sail the only noise. But along the shore, there was plenty of action. Members of the Northern Maryland Model Yacht Club paced quickly along the edge of the lake, twisting the knobs

of their remote controls as they guided their boats around a series of buoys, as they tried to stay ahead of the pack. As one race began, Bart Drummond was deciding if he wanted to start with a port or starboard tack — i.e., with his main sail leaning left or right. “What way is the wind going?” he muttered to himself as he fiddled with the knobs and joystick that control the rudder and the sail of his 650-centimeter sailboat. Each race consists of two laps around a series of buoys at one end of the lake. Sailors have to avoid running into each other’s boats, as well as follow other rules that guide the races.


“That’s what makes this sport very unique,” Drummond said. “It’s easy to get a boat and sail it around in a pond ... but it’s hard to win a race because there’s certain rules you have to follow.” The 12 boats represented a

Karta Khalsa and Bart Drummond watch as their radio controlled sailboats respond on the waters of Whittier Lake. 4 | JULY 2022





good turnout, Drummond said. The club has 18 members, but people from other clubs usually attend events, too. The group gathers on the first Saturday of each month to race their radio-controlled boats, drawing boaters from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Drummond said. “Out here, we just want to have fun,” he said. He’s trying to promote the club to new people and suggested that married couples who are having problems give the sport a try. They can work on the boat, as well as travel and sail together. “It gives you time together,” he said. While he works on the boat, his wife also participates. “She’s not quite as competitive as me,” he said with a chuckle. Club member Mike Cavanaugh enjoys the camaraderie and competition of race days and has made friends in multiple states through his hobby. He remembers seeing a grandfather and grandson sailing a model boat on a lake in Michigan when he was younger, “and they were having so much fun, I was just hooked,” he said. Now he has a dozen boats and races as often as possible. He said he prefers sailing models to real boats. “When you’re in a sailboat, you can’t see how pretty it is,” he said. For Mari Spina, the joy is the chance to be outside with the combination of the sun, wind and your own reflexes, as you guide your boat around the lake. “I commune with the water,” she said. Spina has participated in races for about five years and owns 13 boats in a variety of classes.

Your first year of racing is typically spent learning the basics of the sport and how to control your boat — “then maybe you’re competitive,” Spina said. One of the purposes of the club is to help new racers practice and gain skills. They usually race five to six individual races, take a break to announce the winners, and then split into teams with better racers teaming up with those at the bottom of the standings. They give each team about 10 minutes to talk, allowing more experienced sailors to mentor newer ones, Drummond said. “We want everybody to get better, and this is one of the ways we do that,” he said. News-Post staff writer Mary Grace Keller contributed to this story. Follow Ryan Marshall on Twitter: @RMarshallFNP

Sailing club president Bart Drummond makes adjustments to his craft between races on a recent windy day at Whittier Lake.

Mari Spina and Karta Khalsa finetune their sailboats between races.

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Northern Maryland Model Yacht Club member Ian Hewitt places his sailboat in the water.

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Finding a part-time job


hat do you want to do when you retire? At first, many people answer, “As little as possible.” Or perhaps they decide to take a few trips they’ve been putting off. But in many cases, the novelty of sleeping in every morning wears thin after a few months or years. In other cases, they find themselves short of cash for their retirement travels or lifestyle. So how do you choose a part-time job after you’ve cashed in your pension and deleted your resume? Here are a few ideas. Go back to your old boss What was your favorite job? If you ever had a career that you enjoyed except for the pressure and time commitment, consider setting up a meeting with your ex-boss and asking whether he or she needs a part-time employee. A post-retirement job is likely to be much less pressure, since you don’t have a career to think of and can quit whenever you like. Besides, you could enjoy working with your former co-workers. Consider customer service or retail If you’re an outgoing person, and especially if you have prior experience, customer service and retail are perhaps the most obvious places to look for parttime work. After all, it’s increasingly rare for shops and restaurants to hire students, because few of them are willing to work around student’s schedules, but these places are still constantly on the lookout for flexible part-time workers. If you don’t mind being on your feet all day and don’t need much in the way of 6 | JULY 2022



money, you can take your pick of service jobs in your area.You may even be able to work at your favorite local business. Think about your hobbies If you have a pastime that you’ve never had time for before, now is the time to turn it into a career. If you’re into arts and crafts, try setting aside time every day to paint or do woodworking. Then you can sell your products on social media, on a commercial site or in a consignment shop. Consider a government job America’s national parks always need part-time and seasonal employees. You can find listings for park jobs on, along with listings for part-time clerical jobs at government offices, groundskeeper work and child care positions. The advantage of these jobs is that they tend to pay relatively well and have some benefits. Substitute teach or tutor School districts are almost always short of substitute teachers, so if being around kids appeals to you, consider getting certified as a sub. It’s a flexible job, and you’ll become a familiar face around your local school district. Or consider freelancing as an after-school tutor — in person or over Zoom. Working part time is a good way to get out of the house and make some extra money during retirement. It can be a structured way to explore a hobby or job that you’ve never done or a limited way of getting back into your old career. — From the Law Office of Lena A. Clark, 129 W. Patrick St., #11, Frederick; |



Big expenses you could face in retirement BY KATE ASHFORD NERDWALLET

you’ll pay at least 40% more for your Medicare Part B monthly premiums. Retirement planning is part savings, In 2022, the standard premium costs part guessing game. How much will about $4,000 a year for a couple. you need? While many of your dayto-day expenses will remain the same, Long-term care some big-ticket items can take a large Seniors who live to 80 have about bite out of your savings. The average a 1-in-4 chance of needing long-term 65-year-old retired couple will need care. And it’s not cheap: An assisted about $300,000 to handle health care living facility costs $4,500 a month, costs, for instance. Seniors who live on average. And while a home health to age 80 have about a 1-in-4 chance aide averages about $27 per hour, the of needing long-term care. Here are costs add up. expenses to keep in mind as you prepare for retirement: Prescription drugs Since 2015, at least 1 million enrollees per year in Medicare Part D have Health care The average 65-year-old retired had drug costs high enough to exceed couple will need about $300,000 in the catastrophic coverage threshold, after-tax savings to handle health care which is $7,050 in 2022. If you have costs in retirement, according to a 2021 a condition that requires specialty report from Fidelity.Your specific costs tier drugs — such as cancer, multiple will depend on where you live, how sclerosis or hepatitis C — your out-oflong you live and your overall health. pocket costs can be exceptionally high. The other health care surprise is Once you hit the catastrophic threshthat Medicare premiums are high- old, you’ll pay either a small coinsurer if your income is above a certain ance or copay for drugs , but there’s no level. For example, if you’re married cap on out-of-pocket spending under filing jointly with a modified adjusted Medicare Part D; it can add up if your gross income over $182,000 in 2020, drug is expensive.

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Music to my years




hen I think of the legendary concerts in music history — the Beatles at Shea Stadium in New York City; Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and other rock giants at Woodstock; me as the guest triangle player for the Stamford Symphony Orchestra — the one I remember as the greatest was my granddaughter Chloe’s third-grade recorder concert, which was held recently in the cafeteria of her elementary school. I am not the kind of person to toot my own horn — except, of course, the one in my car — but I will toot Chloe’s. Or I would if I could play it. Still, her performance deserved a Granny Award, which is named for my wife, Sue, who happens to be the maestro’s grandmother. Sue and I were among the dozens of lucky concertgoers who included Chloe’s little sister, Lilly, a kindergartner who skipped class for the monumental event, and our younger daughter, Lauren, the girls’ mommy. As 80 students from five classes stood on risers — Chloe was, fittingly, in the front row — I thought about my only concert appearance. It occurred about 25 years ago at the Palace Theater in my hometown of Stamford, Connecticut. Even though I am not proficient on any musical in-

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Jerry Zezima plays a kiddie piano. strument — I can barely get through “Chopsticks” on the little kiddie piano in our family room — I somehow talked the Stamford Symphony into letting me play the triangle before a sellout crowd of 1,500 bemused but ultimately appreciative patrons. Required to wear formal attire, I rented a tuxedo that made me look like a deranged panda. As the musicians were warming up and the unsuspecting ticket holders began settling into their seats, I introduced myself to the conductor, Skitch Henderson, who was Johnny Carson’s



original “Tonight Show” bandleader. “I’m the guest triangle player,” I told him. “Do you have any experience with the triangle?” he asked. “Only in high school geometry,” I answered. “I got a D.” Henderson looked like a deer caught in the headlights of a car. Then he smiled weakly and stammered, “Have fun!” The selection for my solo was Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Yeoman of the Guard.” Considering that I was sweating nervously, it should have


been called “The Yeoman of the Right Guard.” I stepped forward, triangle and beater in hand, and set off a series of dings, bings and clings, for which I received rapturous applause. At the end of the concert, I got a standing ovation. Since I figured I could never top that one magic moment, I immediately retired from my brief music career. That’s why I looked forward to Chloe’s concert. Even though she didn’t have a solo, she was prominent enough in my eyes (and ears) to be the star of the show.

Under the direction of Lauren Anasky and with help from accompanist Rob Ozman, the kids began with a stirring rendition of “Hot Cross Buns.” The other selections were “French Song,” “Merrily We Roll Along,” “Old Brass Wagon,” “Tideo,” “All Alone,” “Leapin’ Lizard,” “The Clock and the Moon,” “Starburst” and, the grand finale, “Whacky Do Re Mi,” which the children sang. All through the performance, I concentrated on Chloe, who not only played perfectly, but wiggled and warbled wondrously. At the conclusion of the half-hour show, the moms, dads and grandparents in the audience rose to their feet and gave the talented musicians — especially, I like to think, Chloe — a huge round of applause. She handed her instrument back to a school staffer and greeted us with characteristic modesty. But I could envision her going on to bigger things, like playing the recorder in a legendary concert at Carnegie Hall. If the conductor could stand the shock, I’d love to come out of retirement and be the guest triangle player. Jerry Zezima writes a humor column for Tribune News Service and is the author of six books. His latest is “One for the Ageless: How to Stay Young and Immature Even If You’re Really Old.” Email: Blog:

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Safe and effective use of music with seniors By ELDER SERVICES PROVIDER COUNCIL among seniors for several reasons rang-


he 19th-century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” This statement continues to stand true today. Music has proven to be quite impactful, so much so that it has become a tool to elicit specific desired responses from individuals. We see this often with seniors. Psychologist Joyce Brothers said, “Music is stored in the long-term memory. When we learn something through music, we tend to remember it longer and believe it more deeply.” This statement beautifully explains why we see such a strong response to music among our senior populations. When music is associated with an experience, a memory or a concept, hearing that same music often helps us to recall that specific time. Common responses to music can include increased alertness, increased motivation, increased communication and decreased agitation. Being that there can be such positive responses to music, it can be a wonderful tool for caregivers of seniors to incorporate into a care routine. Neurologically, music stimulates various areas of the brain simultaneously, helping it to work more efficiently, like a workout for your body. Research has also shown us that using preferred music has the best results. We often see a decrease of activity

ing from increased difficulty to depression. Music can often help to motivate individuals to engage in both recreational and necessary physical activity, resulting in maintenance of strength and range of motion. Similarly, it is common for seniors to become lethargic or less alert. Introducing preferred music can assist in engaging individuals and eliciting a positive emotion, causing them to alert to a familiar song. While music can be a powerful tool, it is important to understand that music can also cause harm. When used carelessly or inappropriately, music can cause overstimulation, prompt a painful memory, trigger a trauma response or cause agitation. It is important to observe the individual’s responses to the music to ensure there is no adverse reaction. Negative responses can be a serious matter and can cause harm to the individual’s mental, emotional or neurological states. If you notice a negative response to music, you can reach out to a board-certified music therapist to assist in assessing the individual and the appropriateness of using music. A music therapist is trained to avoid, navigate or respond to both positive and negative responses to music, adapt the music to be appropriate for the individual’s needs, and provide education for caregivers and family.

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Cause for alarm?

Is memory loss mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s or just aging? lengthy cognitive tests — looking at memory, at problem solving, reasoning, language use and other measures — that help doctors tell the difference. “If you were to meet with me, for example, for an evaluation,” Schroeder said, “you’d spend probably about four hours of your life with me, talking to me, doing testing. After we’re done, I’d sit down with you and go over the results. I’d determine: Is this normal aging? Is this mild cognitive impairment? Is this dementia?” Schroeder said almost everyone becomes



or people of a certain age, it takes only a few “senior moments” — struggling for words, names or memories — to cause worry. Is this normal aging or mild cognitive impairment (MCI)? Is it all a run-up to Alzheimer’s? As a neuropsychologist at the University of Kansas Medical Center-Wichita, Ryan Schroeder conducts the

forgetful as they age. “From a biological perspective, our brain is growing and developing up until age 25 or 30. Then our brains are aging,” he said. “We see a very, very slow decline in many thinking abilities, including memory. We don’t wake up one day and say I feel different. But you might wake up in your 60s and think, ‘Man, my memory is not quite as sharp as it used to be,’ just because it’s such a gradual change. But it is a change.” Example: A person going to the grocery store at age

20, he said, would likely be able to remember a list of 10 items without writing them down. But at 60, it would probably require a list. That’s normal. And if one was later tested on those 10 words? “Kind of a rough ballpark,” Schroeder said. “if you’re 65 and you’re getting 10: Hey, that’s fantastic. But seven or so is probably fairly realistic. Then, if after we’re chatting, I said, ‘Hey, by the way, now, tell me what those words were again.’ If you originally remembered seven, you should


In numerous cases, mild cognitive impairment is found to be caused by something completely aside from Alzheimer’s, such as obstructive sleep apnea or memory-hurting medications, depression or other disorders like Parkinson’s disease. Vascular problems such as undetected strokes can be a cause, as can a vitamin B-12 deficiency or mood disorders. 10 | JULY 2022





probably be able pull up at least five or six of them 30 minutes later after being distracted. “But if you’re really struggling to pull those words up, that probably is going to be more than normal aging.” The older one gets, he said, the less likely one would be to remember. Both memory lapses and the risk of Alzheimer’s increase with age. Age, in fact, is the leading risk factor for Alzheimer’s. Given that, neurologist Suzanne Schindler, a researcher at the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis, offered advice. “So the key thing to remember is that everyone has memory lapses,” she said. “We have more memory lapses when we’re stressed, when we’re sick, when we’re trying to do a lot of things at the same time. “When people come into my clinic, typically it’s been when there has been a change, or there’s not a clear reason for why they’re having difficulties. For example, we all lose our keys from time to time, or our cell phone. But if

we’ve lost it several times in the past errors, that’s certainly a level where month, or we’ve missed appointments, someone needs to get evaluated.” or we keep repeating questions to peoNeurologist Russell Swerdlow, diple in a way that’s different from the rector of the KU Alzheimer’s Disease past, then that’s when people start to Research Center, expanded on the point. get concerned.” If someone If one is having oc“I think what people casional memory or care about is something is feeling thinking problems and changing,” Swerdlow that their it is not affecting their said. “Why is it changeveryday life, she said, cognition is changing ing? Is it going to get one might first visit a to the point that worse? And what can family physician for a they want to talk to we do about it? And I shorter evaluation. would say that people “If someone has their physician about should feel concerned if they’re concerned. memory and think- it, they probably ing problems,” Schin- should. “If someone is feeling dler said, “and they’re that their cognition is progressively getting SUZANNE SCHINDLER, changing to the point worse, and they’re researcher, Knight that they want to talk to starting to affect their Alzheimer’s Disease their physician about it, ability to do things that Research Center at they probably should. Washington University There’s no harm in they used to be able to do without difficulty — talking to their physilike they’re having trouble using the cian about it. Maybe they’ll end up computer, or their cell phone or may- getting diagnosed with something, or be having difficulty driving, or they maybe they’ll end up being told, ‘You can’t write checks without making know, we’re not seeing anything. We’re

not seeing a problem, but we’ll keep an eye on it.’” In numerous cases, mild cognitive impairment is found to be caused by something completely aside from Alzheimer’s, such as obstructive sleep apnea or memory-hurting medications, depression or other disorders like Parkinson’s disease. Vascular problems such as undetected strokes can be a cause, as can a vitamin B-12 deficiency or mood disorders. When those problems are treated, mild cognitive impairment can often go away. Schroeder said, “If a neighbor were to ask me, I’d say, ‘If you’re concerned about your memory or cognition, get it checked out. At least you’ll know what’s going on as opposed to wondering each day — wondering each time a memory mishap happens — oh, my goodness, what’s going on here? “And there’s a chance that it’s something that is addressable, is treatable. If it’s not, you can find ways, hopefully, to slow down the changes. But at least you’ll know what’s going on.”


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BBQ Chicken Dinner Drive through the Fire Station parking lot and purchase a dinner that includes 1/2 barbecue chicken, roll and choice of two sides. Sides available are macaroni salad, potato salad, coleslaw or applesauce. Just drive through the parking lot and place your order. You won’t even need to get out of your car. Dinners will be available beginning at noon until sold out. $15. Time: Noon until sold out Location: Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Co., 702 N. Main St., Mount Airy Contact: 301-829-0100 or


Independence Day Festival Throughout downtown Brunswick to celebrate this small town’s patriotism with live music, vendors, food, beer garden and more. Free admission. (Fireworks 9:15 p.m. July 3 near Brunswick Middle School Complex, rain date is July 5.) Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Downtown Brunswick and Square Corner Park Contact: First Saturday Support local businesses by shopping with an independent retailer, eating at a local restaurant, supporting local artists and exploring Downtown Frederick. Live music, entertainment. Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Downtown Frederick Contact: 301-698-8118 or Paint Party Under the Pavilion A fun and easy workshop that will take you step-by-step in creating your very own masterpiece! The South Mountain Kitchen food truck will be onsite, and there will be beer and wine available for purchase. Bring the entire family and plan a day at the farm. Must pre-register for the Paint Party, $45. Time: Noon to 3 p.m. Location: South Mountain Creamery, 8305 Bolivar Road, Middletown Contact: 240-490-8216 or Just Passing Through: A Travelers Guide to Civil War Frederick What was it like to visit Frederick during the Civil War? This First Saturday walking tour will provide a window into the past. $15, includes admission to the museum; reservations recommended. Time: 2 to 3 p.m. Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-695-1864 or

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The Barbara Fritchie Classic Oldest running motorcycle half-mile race in the country. Racing from the top racers. $20 adults, $10 ages 7 to 12, ages 6 and under free with paying adult. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., races start at 11:30 a.m., main events at 3 p.m. Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: Frederick’s 4th: An Independence Day Celebration Rides and amusements for kids; food; beer, wine and spirits gardens; two stages of live entertainment; Fireworks show at dusk, from Parkway Elementary School. See website for entertainment schedule. Time: Noon to dusk Location: Baker Park, Frederick Contact: Walkersville Volunteer Fire Co. Carnival Continues nightly through July 9. Rides, food, games, fireworks. July 4: Full Effect Band; July 5, 5.5 Men Band, Bingo (new this year); July 6, Park Avenue Band; July 7, Special Delivery Band, Bingo; July 8, Feehan Brothers Band, gigantic fireworks display; July 9, Willie Barry & His Chaperones Band. Ride-all-night for one price on July 4, 5 and 6; ride ticket special for students on July 9. Time: 6 p.m. Location: Walkersville Volunteer Fire Co., 79 W. Frederick St., Walkersville Contact: 301-898-4032 or



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Genealogy Resources: Finding Your Colonial Ancestors The Maryland Room, located in the C. Burr Artz Public Library, is a noncirculating, local history research collection of primary and secondary sources. Special emphasis is placed on obtaining resources relating to the peoples, places, communities, and institutions of Frederick County and City. Presenter: Mary K. Mannix, MA, MLS, Maryland Room manager, FCPL. Free, pre-register. Time: 10:30 a.m. Location: In-person at Frederick 50+ Center and Urbana 50+ Center. Also online Virtual 50+ Center Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6003525 Mojave Desert Drawing: Joshua Tree National Park In this program, a National Park Services Ranger leads a drawing activity of the Mojave Desert while focusing on plant and animal adaptations. This is a virtual program. You will need these materials: sharpened colored pencils: blue, green, brown, black, tan, yellow, grey, orange; one sheet white paper 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Free, pre-register. Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: In-person at Urbana 50+ Center. Also online Virtual 50+ Center Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6007020


158th Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy Tour (Caravan Style) This driving tour covers the battle chronologically. Walk in the footsteps of the men who fought valiantly to safeguard their homes and country. Free admission. Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Location: Monocacy National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick Contact: 301-662-3515 or mono Summer Cruise-In By dining-in or carry out for breakfast and/or lunch, Brunswick Volunteer Ambulance & Rescue Co. Auxiliary and the Leechel L. Reynolds Memorial Fund will receive a percentage of your receipt. Mention the BVAA when you place your order. First 20 cruisers in attendance will receive a goody bag. Choice awards include BVA&R Auxilliary’s, LLRMF’s, People’s, Participant’s and Roy 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 Wing a Ding Ding Festival Fried chicken and wings — 30+

JULY CALENDAR kinds, from Hot Nashville to Cajun Spicy and Crunchy Southern Fried, mild to extra hot. Craft beers and ciders. $15 to $45. Time: 11:30 to 9 p.m. Location: Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick Contact:


Mount Olivet Cemetery History Tour Also July 24. 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, Maryland’s first governor, and Civil War heroine Barbara Fritchie. RSVP required. $15. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Mount Olivet Cemetery, 515 S. Market St., Frederick Contact: Summer Concert Series: Guys in Thin Ties Alt ’80s music. Bring a canned food item for the Foodbank Program operated by the Frederick Community Action Agency. 50/50 raffle celebrates Celebrate Frederick’s mission. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Baker Park Band Shell, Second and Bentz streets, Frederick Contact: 301-600-2841 or


Square Dancing Experience the fun and camaraderie of square dance. Basic calls and simple dance patterns are taught and reviewed. Instructor: Robert Abdinoor, runs JulySeptember. $30, pre-register. Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: In-person at Frederick 50+ Center Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6003525 Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department Carnival Continues through July 16. Rides, music, games, food. Time: 6 to 11 p.m. Location: Winfield VFD Carnival Grounds, 1320 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield Contact: 410-795-1333 or winfieldvfd. org


Middletown Seniors Lunch Keith Midberry will give a presentation on hospice. Fried chicken. Reservations must be made by July 9. $10, payable at the door. Time: Noon Location: Middletown Amvets, 409 W. Green St., Middletown Contact: 301-371-5170


Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) Yoga Nidra helps induce a conscious meditative state between waking and sleeping. The practice reduces stress and improves sleep. You may lay on the floor, bed or recliner. Comfort is key. Instructor: Joana Bragg. Also meets virtually on Aug. 10, Sep. 14. $10, preregister. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Online via Zoom at Virtual 50+ Center Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6007020

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compete for the championship title by racing through the streets of historic downtown Frederick atop high wheel bicycles. High wheel bicycles (also known as penny farthings), which were popular in the 1880s, are bicycles with a large front wheel and a much smaller rear wheel. The race consists of a criterium (multi-lap) race along a half-mile route through the heart of the historic district. Time: 1 to 5 p.m. Location: Begins at Brewer’s Alley, Frederick


New to Medicare Workshop Are you new to Medicare, or will be soon? Join this overview of Medicare. Trained State Health Insurances Program (SHIP) staff help Medicare beneficiaries, family members and caregivers understand Medicare benefits, bills and Medicare rights. This is a virtual presentation. Free, pre-register. Time: 10 a.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6007020 SRC Talley Book Group With the Senior Recreation Council. Pre-registration required. Time: 10:15 a.m. Location: Talley Rec Center, Classroom A



Summer Concert Series: Mark Bray & the Steel Soul Cowboys Country. Bring a canned food item for the Foodbank Program operated by the Frederick Community Action Agency. 50/50 raffle celebrates Celebrate Frederick’s mission. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Baker Park Band Shell, Second and Bentz streets, Frederick



Bicycling With the Senior Recreation Council. Preregistration required. Time: TBD Location: TBD Contact: Kathy at 301-606-0064


Groceries for Seniors A free monthly distribution of seasonal produce, canned goods, and shelfstable products. All Frederick County residents age 60+ with an income below $1,450 per month are eligible to participant. Bring a photo ID to register the first time. Groceries for Seniors is offered on the third Friday of each month. Time: Noon (continues until all food is distributed) Location: Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Ave. Frederick Contact: SeniorServices@ or call 301-6001234


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Contact: Jane at 301-658-8680 Urbana Volunteer Fire & Rescue Carnival Continues nightly through July 23. Time: 5 p.m. Location: Urbana Volunteer Fire Department, 3602 Urbana Pike, Urbana Contact: 301-606-3008 or urbanavfd. com Reese Volunteer Fire Co. Carnival Continues nightly through July 23. Time: 5 to 10 p.m. Location: Reese Volunteer Fire Co. Carnival Grounds, Reese Contact:


Alive@Five: Milton J Original hip hop and reggae. Live music. Outdoor happy hours. $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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Frederick Keys vs. West Virginia Black Bears Also 6 p.m. July 23 and 1 p.m. July 24. Fireworks July 22 and 23. See website for ticket prices. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick Contact: Summer Concert Series: Scott Ambush Jazz funk fusion. Bring a canned food item for the Foodbank Program operated by the Frederick Community Action Agency. 50/50 raffle celebrates Celebrate Frederick’s mission. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Baker Park Band Shell, Second and Bentz streets, Frederick Contact: 301-600-2841 or

Dance to Latin beats, starts with a 30-minute salsa lesson at 7 p.m. All ages; beer/wine available with cash/ cards for over 21 with valid ID. $5 suggested donation. Time: 7 to 10 p.m. Location: FAC’s Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll St., Frederick Contact: 301-662-4190 or Gordon Lightfoot in Concert After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His 14 | JULY 2022



song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,” “Ribbon Of Darkness,” “Beautiful,” “Song For A Winter’s Night” and “Rainy Day People” to name a few. $50 to $77. Time: 8 p.m. Location: Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-2828 or


AARCH Society African American History Walking Tour Explore the history of the southern section of Frederick City from the African-American perspective. $10 teens and adults, $5 ages 6 to 12. Time: 11 a.m.



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Chair Yoga Focus on stretching, flexibility, balance and a few targeted strength poses while seated. There will be opportunities to do some poses while standing and holding onto a chair. Modifications are offered to ensure that everyone can participate and benefit from the practice. The class style is relaxed, and filled with humor, support and laughter. Instructor: Catherine Randazzo, This is an eightweek program. $25, pre-register. Time: 12:15 p.m. Location: In-person at Frederick 50+ Center Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6003525 SRC Taney Book Group With the Senior Recreation Council. Preregistration required. Time: 2:30 p.m.

Location: Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Ave., Frederick Contact: Mary Ann at 301-508-0283


Jefferson Ruritan Carnival Continues nightly through July 31. AYCE platters from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Rides, games, bingo. Nightly entertainment: July 26, Park Avenue; July 27, Full Effect; July 28, Brandy Stills Band; July 29, Memphis Cats/Spinouts and Elvis; July 30, Brushfire; July 31, Inside Out. Rides 6 to 10 p.m., by Snyder Amusements. Time: 5 p.m. Location: Jefferson Ruritan Club, 4603-B Lander Road, Jefferson Contact: 301-473-7800 or


Steganography: National Cryptologic Museum Did you ever write a secret message in invisible ink? Steganography is a form of covert communication and can involve the use of any medium to hide messages. Join a presentation on the history of hiding messages whether hidden in a shoe, microdots or computer pixels. The National Cryptologic Museum, located adjacent to NSA

Headquarters at Fort George G. Meade, houses thousands of artifacts that collectively serve to sustain the history of the cryptologic profession. This is a virtual program. Free, pre-register. Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: In-person at Frederick 50+ Center and Urbana 50+ Center. Also online Virtual 50+ Center Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6007020


Bicycling With the Senior Recreation Council. Preregistration required. Time: TBD Location: TBD Contact: Kathy at 301-606-0064 Alive@Five: La Unica Irish Latin fusion. Outdoor happy hour. 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


Classic Rock Concert “Classic” DreamStreet: 4-piece classic rock cover band. Lineup includes acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums & percussion. Set lists range from mid-tempo to up-tempo songs from a wide range of artists. Hosted by Frederick County Senior Services Division. Free, registration is not required for the concert. Free Box Lunch: Preregister (Frederick County residents 60+ only) Time: Noon to 2 p.m. Location: Baker Park Bandshell hosted by Senior Services Division 50+ Community Centers Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6007020


Summer Concert Series Signature Live! R&B/Funk. Bring a canned food item for the food bank program operated by the Frederick Community Action Agency. 50/50 raffle celebrates Celebrate Frederick’s mission. Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.



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