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Aging with pride Group provides companionship to LGBTQ retired people BY ANGELA ROBERTS AROBERTS@NEWSPOST.COM


here aren’t any formal age restrictions for who is and isn’t allowed to join The Frederick Center’s Aging With Pride support group. Instead, Steve Gibson said, participants tend to be “self-selecting.” “If you’re willing to admit you’re old, you can come,” joked Gibson, who, at 63, is teased about being the baby of the group. The time Aging With Pride meets each week — 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, when kids are in school and adults are often at work — also plays a role in its membership. Most of the group’s regulars are retired.

Programming geared toward queer retired folks is a relatively recent development at The Frederick Center. Many of the support groups at the nonprofit, which serves Frederick County’s LGBTQ community, are for young people and their families. But soon after Aging With Pride started meeting in May, it became clear that its members had been waiting for such a support group for a long time. By the second or third meeting, members were wanting to meet more frequently than every other week. “That was the thing that said to me, ‘OK, this is serious,’” said Stuart Harvey, a regular at the group’s now weekly coffee hours. “In other words, we’ve got things to share, we’ve got things we need to learn.”

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More Information Aging With Pride meets on Wednesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at The Frederick Center, 322 W. Patrick St., Frederick.

Members expect the fledgling group to grow over time. About half a dozen people currently attend each meeting, and there are about 15 on the group’s email list. Harvey said he hopes the group’s membership will expand to include more women and people of color. Now, it’s primarily white and — besides Randi Wallace, a regular at the group — is mostly men. He and other participants also see Aging With Pride eventually moving beyond the walls of The Frederick Center’s cozy living room, where it currently meets. Down the road, Harvey said he’d like to organize a trip to New York with other group members to see a Broadway show. Another participant, Jack Day, has been thinking about inviting people to catch a 10 a.m. show with him at Warehouse Cinemas. Future plans aside, the companionship the group provides has already meant a great deal to its members. When five of them gathered at The Frederick Center on a recent afternoon to talk about Aging With Pride with Prime Time, their delight was palpable. Together, they cracked jokes and often talked over one another in excitement. Staff photos by Ric Dugan Even though the support group is only three months old, Bruce Propst said it


has already made a big difference in his life. Twelve years ago, when his relationship of nearly three decades came to an end, he was “thrown into a new world” where he was mostly on his own. He’s been lonely during the pandemic, without a partner or husband. “This group is very important to me,” he said. “It’s a connection to who I am and who’s out there.” The first hour of the group meeting is usually devoted to a presentation from a guest speaker. Members recently hosted Kathy Schey, director of Frederick County’s Senior Services Division, and hope to welcome experts who can give advice on wealth management, health care and other topics at future meetings. Participants typically spend the last hour of the meeting chatting. They’ll talk Maryland politics, share stories from recent trips they’ve been on and catch up. But often, more serious topics come up. Many members worry about finding an LGBTQ-friendly retirement com-

Stuart Harvey, middle, leads a support group meeting for the aging LGBTQ community at the Frederick Center in July. Listening in is Stephen Parnes, left, and Steven Gibson, right.

munity or assisted living facility, for instance. Some are married and wonder if they’ll be able to find a place where they feel comfortable being openly affectionate with their partners, a luxury many straight couples take for granted. And after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, some participants are fearful about what constitutional protections will be taken away next. In an opinion concurring with the court’s decision to revoke the federal right to abortion, Justice Clarence Thomas argued the body should also reconsider its past rulings on gay marriage and intimate relations between same-sex partners. “We are now threatened,” Day said. Propst nodded. “Our future’s in jeopardy,” he said. In the fall, Harvey said, the group hopes to host representatives from the LGBTQ legal advocacy group FreeState Justice at a meeting to talk about what future court rulings could mean for queer people in Maryland.

after she came out in 2005. It was so welcoming. And — since it was in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — it gave her the anonymity to be her true self before she was ready to come out where she worked and lived in Maryland. She retired shortly after the pandemic hit. After sitting at home for a while with her dog, she joined Frederick’s Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ. “Then this came along,” she said of Aging With Pride. “I thought, ‘OK, this looks interesting.’ And now, I’m throwing myself into this little group.” Members said it’s been important for them to have a group specifically for people in their age cohort. It’s not like they have anything against young queer people, Gibson said. He loves being around them but also recognizes they’ve had very different life experiences. They didn’t watch their friends die during the AIDS epidemic. Many don’t know what it’s like to be closeted or to come out while married to a member of the opposite gender — “which is why I was interested in joining this group,” Gibson said. “I wanted people that, when I talk about Cher, understand who I’m talking about. When I talk about what I have lived through, they can understand.” Eventually, Day said he thinks the group will become a sort of natural role model for other groups at The Frederick Center. Peter Dare, left, Randi Wallace and Bob Abramson listen in during a support group Its members can show people, “Oh! meeting for the aging LGBTQ community at the Frederick Center. You can grow old, and it’s not really that horrible,” he said. Before Day joined Aging With Pride, ‘Hey, I’m gay, are you?’” “Most days,” Propst cut in, making he didn’t know any other retired gay The group broke out in chuckles. the room break out into laughter. “Most people. “That doesn’t work!” Day said. days, honey. Most days.” “Where do we meet people? The groWallace, a transgender woman, reFollow Angela Roberts on Twitter: @24_ cery store?” he said. “Especially with re- members what it was like to find a tired people, you can’t tell. You know, community of other trans people shortly angier THE FREDERICK NEWS-POST








In your control

Seniors with prediabetes should eat better, get moving, but not fret too much BY JUDITH GRAHAM KAISER HEALTH NEWS


lmost half of older adults — more than 26 million people 65 and older — have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. How concerned should they be? Not very, say some experts. Prediabetes — a term that refers to above-normal but not extremely high blood sugar levels — isn’t a disease, and it doesn’t imply that older adults who have it will inevitably develop Type 2 diabetes, they note. “For most older patients, the chance of progressing from prediabetes to diabetes is not that high,” said Dr. Robert Lash, chief medical officer of the Endocrine Society, commenting on recent research. “Yet labeling people with prediabetes may make them worried and anxious.” Other experts believe it’s important to identify prediabetes, especially if this inspires older adults to get more physical activity, lose weight, and eat healthier diets to help bring blood sugar under control. “Always a diagnosis of prediabetes should be taken seriously,” said Dr. Rodica Busui, president-elect of medicine and science at the American Diabetes Association, which recommends adults 45 and older get screened for prediabetes at least once every three years. The CDC and the American Medical Association make a similar point in their ongoing “ Do I Have Diabetes?” campaign. Still, many older adults aren’t sure what they should be doing if they’re 6 | AUGUST 2022



Some experts believe it’s important to identify prediabetes, especially if this inspires older adults to get more physical activity, lose weight, and eat healthier diets to help bring blood sugar under control. told they have prediabetes. Nancy Selvin, 79, of Berkeley, California, is among them. At 5 feet and 106 pounds, Selvin, a ceramic artist, is slim and in good physical shape. She takes a rigorous hourlong exercise class three times a week and eats a Mediterranean-style diet. Yet Selvin has felt alarmed since learning last year her blood sugar was slightly above normal.




“I’m terrified of being diabetic,” she said. Two recent reports about prediabetes in the older population are stimulating heightened interest in this topic. Until their publication, most studies focused on prediabetes in middle-aged adults, leaving the significance of this condition in older adults uncertain. The newest study by researchers at the CDC, published in April in JAMA

Network Open, examined data about more than 50,000 older patients with prediabetes between January 2010 and December 2018. Just over 5% of these patients progressed to diabetes annually, it found. Researchers used a measure of blood sugar levels over time, hemoglobin A1C. Prediabetes is signified by A1C See PREDIABETES, 9

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‘Women Wise’

Authors reflect on personal finance experiences BY KHUSHBOO RATHORE KRATHORE@NEWSPOST.COM


leanor Blayney and Marjorie Fox have known each other for a long time. Two female financial planners in a male-dominated field can’t go far without hearing about each other. At first, Fox said, they were competitors while both living in Virginia. “We were competing firms across the sidewalk in the mid-’80s,” she said. But as their careers continued, Fox and Blayney became more like colleagues. They received the same awards, saw each other at conferences, and began to talk. Blayney retired at the age of 67 and lived in Frederick for some time to be closer to her family but remained unsure of how to plan her own retirement future. A few months ago, she moved to a senior living facility in Washington state. As one does, she searched far and wide for information about being a single woman in retirement and how to manage her assets. When she found nothing, she decided she needed to write a book to help other women like her. Rather than write it on her own, as she did for her first book, “Women’s Worth,” she reached out to Fox. Over the past few years, they wrote “Women Wise: The Essential Guide to Financial and Lifestyle Decisions as We Age.” The book, published on June 7, was informed by the authors’ lives and the struggles they have faced. “We tend to write about things that we’ve experienced. And if we haven’t experienced them, we go out and get the experience so that we can talk

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Eleanor Blayney, left, and Marjorie Fox are co-authors of “Women Wise.”

about it,” Blayney said. For instance, for the chapter about reverse mortgages, Fox decided to actually go through the process of obtaining one for her home, even though she didn’t necessarily need it. Both of them had different perspectives on what it was like to be a single woman in retirement. Fox lost her husband of 43 years to a traumatic brain injury in 2018, then moved to a new townhome in 2019. Right when she was adjusting to her new normal, the pandemic changed everything, she said. She had expected to have her husband beside her, helping and contributing. Blayney, meanwhile, had been divorced for some time before writing the book. Chapter 12, We Need to Talk, is Blayney’s favorite. While it isn’t very technical, she said, it’s an extremely important part of the book. As a baby boomer, Blayney’s parents weren’t the kind of people who talked about their |


lives and problems. They didn’t mention money, death, divorce or the “facts of life,” according to the book. Blayney believes that talking about these things, especially when it comes to estate planning, is necessary. “We try to bring forward recognizing how important it is to inform your family. It’s much easier for everyone if they know that your wishes are being met. But if you don’t talk about it, you don’t know,” she said. The book also includes information on enrolling in Medicare, use of Social Security benefits, and the retirement paycheck, which was one of Fox’s favorite chapters. The retirement paycheck and getting a reverse mortgage, which is covered in chapter 10, are both ways to make sure a person’s money outlives them and not the other way around. Fox took out a reverse mortgage while writing the book and worked on managing her assets in a way similar to what she writes about in the book. She uses these strategies, and has for a long time, which gives her an

added perspective on how her financial planning works out and what things really need to be considered, she said. “I can speak to it with personal experiences, but it’s not perfect,” Fox said. “No strategy is perfect. No strategy is magic.” She also said it’s important to plan for the future, and that she has put down a deposit on a retirement community. The future is unpredictable, which is why Fox and Blayney emphasize how important it is to talk about it with family and to remain prepared financially, especially when there isn’t cash flow from a job. Having written the book for her generation, Blayney believes it will remain relevant for generations to come. While some practices may change and evolve, the general ideas and considerations for things like estate planning will remain the same, she said. “Everyone, every reader, should read [about estate planning], whether they think they’ve already done it or not,” Fox said, “because they probably haven’t done everything they need to do.”

PREDIABETES, continued from 6 grams, said Alain Koyama, the study’s elevated glucose levels, but this doesn’t less insulin and process it less efficientlevels of 5.7% to 6.4% or a fasting plasma glucose test reading of 100 to 125 milligrams per deciliter, according to the diabetes association. (This glucose test evaluates blood sugar after a person hasn’t eaten anything for at least eight hours.) Of note, study results show that obese older adults with prediabetes were at significantly heightened risk of developing diabetes. Also at risk were Black seniors, those with a family history of diabetes, low-income seniors, and older adults at the upper end (6%-6.4%) of the A1C prediabetes range. Men were at slightly higher risk than women. The findings can help providers personalize care for older adults, Busui said. They also confirm the importance of directing older people with prediabetes — especially those who are most vulnerable — to lifestyle intervention pro-

lead author and an epidemiologist at the CDC. Since 2018, Medicare has covered the Diabetes Prevention Program, a set of classes offered at YMCAs and in other community settings designed to help seniors with prediabetes eat healthier diets, lose weight, and get more physical activity. Research has shown the prevention program lowers the risk of diabetes by 71% in people 60 and older. But only a small fraction of people eligible have enrolled. Another study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine last year, helps puts prediabetes in further perspective. Over the course of 6.5 years, it showed, fewer than 12% of seniors with prediabetes progressed to full-fledged diabetes. By contrast, a larger portion either died of other causes or shifted back to normal blood sugar levels over the study period. The takeaway? “We know that it’s common in older adults to have mildly

have the same meaning that it would in younger individuals — it doesn’t mean you’re going to get diabetes, go blind, or lose your leg,” said Elizabeth Selvin, daughter of Nancy Selvin and a co-author of the study. She is also a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “Almost no one develops the [diabetes] complications we’re really worried about in younger people.” “It’s OK to tell older adults with prediabetes to exercise more and eat carbohydrates evenly throughout the day,” said Dr. Medha Munshi, director of the geriatric diabetes program at Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of the Harvard Medical School. “But it’s important to educate patients that this is not a disease that is inevitably going to make you diabetic and stress you out.” Many older people have slightly elevated blood sugar because they produce

ly. While this is factored into clinical diabetes guidelines, it hasn’t been incorporated in prediabetes guidelines, she noted. Aggressive treatments for prediabetes, such as the medication metformin, should be avoided, according to Dr. Victor Montori, an endocrinologist and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic. “If you get diabetes, you will be prescribed metformin. But it’s just nonsense to give you metformin now, because you may be at risk, to reduce the chance that you’ll need metformin later.” KHN (Kaiser Health News) is a national newsroom that produces in-depth journalism about health issues. Together with Policy Analysis and Polling, KHN is one of the three major operating programs at KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation). KFF is an endowed nonprofit organization providing information on health issues to the nation.

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AUGUST CALENDAR Events are subject to change, cancellation or postponement. Please contact individual event organizers for up-to-date status of events.

on Aug. 9, 10, 11, 19, 20, and 21. Fireworks Aug. 19 and 20. See website for ticket prices. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick Contact: Yoga Under the Sun, Moon and Stars For all levels. BYO mat. $15. Also Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Sept. 6. $15. Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: FAC’s Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll St., Frederick Contact: 301-662-4190 or


Carroll County Fair Continues daily through Aug. 5. Exhibits, 4-H shows and judging, food, games. Sample events, some have paid admission — Aug. 1: Ray Owens; Aug. 2, Salem Bottom Boys; Aug. 3: Horse pull, cake auction, pig racing; Aug. 4: Beef cattle showmanship, Carroll County Cloggers, Vintage Grain Truck Races and Truck Dirt Drag Racing; music by Dean Crawford. See website for full schedule. Time: 9 a.m. Location: Carroll County Ag Center, Westminster Contact: 410-848-FAIR, Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Co. Carnival Continues nightly through Aug. 6. Food, games, rides. Nightly entertainment: Aug. 1, Chris Woodward & Shindiggin’, high-energy country music; Aug. 2, The Park Avenue Band; Aug. 3, Colt Wilbur Band, country soul music; Aug. 4, Starcrush, hits from the ’80s to today; Aug. 5, The Reagan Years, sounds of the ’80s; and Aug. 6, Special Delivery, classic rock ‘n’ roll. Time: 5 p.m. Location: Mount Airy Carnival Grounds, 1008 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy Contact: 301-829-0100 or

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Aging With Pride Join other retired friends in the LGBTQ community Time: 9 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday Location: The Frederick Center, 322 W. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: gcassutto@thefrederickcenter. org Summer Classic Movie Series: “Witness” (1985) On the big screen in the restored and historic 1925 theater. Harrison Ford as a tough Philly cop protecting a young Amish farm boy. $8. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, Pa. Contact: 717-337-8200 or

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National Portrait Gallery: Presidents Plus View and learn about select presidents as well as significant first ladies who challenged rules and traditions. This is a virtual program. Presenter: Dian Belanger, historian and docent. Free, pre-register. Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: In-person at Frederick 50+ Center. Also online Virtual 50+ Center Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6003525 Frederick Keys vs. Trenton Thunder Also 7 p.m. Aug. 3, noon Aug. 4, 7 p.m.

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Alive@Five: Dale and the ZDubs Reggae, live music. Outdoor happy hour. $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 Bingo Every Thursday night. Doors open at 5 p.m., early birds at 6:45 p.m., regular games start at 7 p.m. Time: 5 p.m. Location: American Legion Gold Star Post 191, 801 Prospect Road, Mount Airy |


Contact: 301-829-9161 or Cheryl Dyson: FCPS Superintendent to Hold Community Meet-and-Greet Open to the general community. Preregistration required. Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Location: Catoctin High School, grassy area behind the school, 14745 Sabillasville Road, Thurmont Swing Dance Starting at 7 p.m. Amanda Comi, of Revolution Modern Dance, will offer a beginner lesson covering swing and blues basics. Social dancing will follow. $5 suggested donation. Time: 7 to 10 p.m. Location: FAC’s Sky Stage, 59 S. Carroll St., Frederick Contact: 301-662-4190 or

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“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 Aug. 12 and 19. $50. Time: 6 p.m. Location: Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, 5 Willowdale Drive, Frederick Contact: 301-662-6600 or

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Frederick Women’s Distance Festival 5K Presented by the Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club. This 5k race for female runners and walkers promotes health and fitness among women of all ages and abilities. Main event is 8 a.m. The Little Women 1k Fun Run, for ages 13 and under, is at 7:30 a.m. (virtual option available). Register for cost. Time: 8 to 10 a.m. Location: Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick Contact: African American Sites of Civil War Frederick — First Saturday Walking Tour Join staff from the National Museum of

Civil War Medicine on a guided walking tour of Downtown Frederick focused on African American sites of Civil War Frederick. Tickets are $15 and include admission to the museum. Reservations required. $15. Time: 2 to 3 p.m. Location: National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-695-1864 or civilwarmed. org/event/african-american-frederick Strawberry Festival Music by Back Roads. Fried chicken platters, sandwiches, homemade soups, cakes, ice cream with strawberries and more. Yard sale building will be open. Food service begins at 3:30; music at 4 p.m. Time: 3:30 to 8 p.m. Location: Grace “Rocky Hill” Lutheran Church, 10825 Coppermine Road, Woodsboro Contact:

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Summer Concert Series: Uncle Jesse ’90s and ’00s covers. Bring a canned food item for the Food bank program operated by the Frederick Community Action Agency. 50/50 raffle supports 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 History and Mystery Tours Also Aug. 21. Discover Frederick’s past as you navigate through the labyrinth of graves, crypts and monuments of historic Mount Olivet Cemetery, one of Maryland’s largest and most beautiful cemeteries. Reservations required. $15. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Mount Olivet Cemetery, 515 S. Market St., Frederick Contact: An Evening with Graham Nash As a founding member of both the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash, is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who has seen rock history unfold at some of its seminal moments — from the launch of the British Invasion to the birth of the Laurel Canyon movement a year later. $55 to $95. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, Pa. Contact: 717-337-8200 or


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Frederick Keys vs. Mahoning Valley Scrappers Also 6 p.m. Aug. 13 and 1 p.m. Aug. 14. Fireworks Aug. 12 and 13. See website for ticket prices. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick Contact:

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Graham Nash will perform at the Majestic Theater in August. Courtesy photo

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“The Ed Sullivan Show: Bringing the Beatles to America” Ed Sullivan’s Sunday evening variety show was one of the most popular TV programs during the early years of television. Sullivan had a knack for identifying new talent and bringing it to the attention of nationwide audiences. He is particularly remembered for bringing the Beatles to the United States in February 1964. This talk describes the show’s appeal, and includes video clips of memorable shows, including the Beatles’ first appearance. This is a virtual program. Presenter: Brain Belanger, Curator, National Capital Radio & Television Museum. Free, pre-register. Time: 12:30 p.m. Location: In-person at Frederick 50+ Center. Also online Virtual 50+ Center Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6003525

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Building of the Transcontinental Railroad You may think you know everything there is to know about this important advancement in transportation, but

The Durham Museum will share a top five list of little known facts! Hear about successes, blunders and the characters involved in the 6-year project that helped shape the west! Artifacts and photos bring the Transcontinental Railroad to life! The Durham Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and has strong ties with the Library of Congress, National Archives and the Field

Museum. This is a virtual program. Presenter: Staff, The Durham Museum. Free, Pre-register. Time: 2 p.m. Location: In-person at Frederick 50+ Center and Urbana 50+ Center. Also online Virtual 50+ Center Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6007020 Summer Classic Movie Series: “Guys and Dolls” (1955) On the big screen in the restored and historic 1925 theater. Starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra in the adaptation of the Broadway musical. $8. Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, Pa. Contact: 717-337-8200 or

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Exercise Basics for Older Adults Join Katrina Wolf, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, Functional Aging Specialist, Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant and owner of Agewell Senior Fitness as she discusses the why, what and how of exercise programs for older adults. Learn the basic essential components of an exercise program as we age. Free. Time: 2 to 3 p.m. Location: C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick Contact: 301-600-1630 or frederick. Bicycling With the Senior Rec Council. Preregistration required. Time and location TBD. Contact: Kathy at 301-606-0064

Alive@Five: Sean K. Preston Mountain gospel and rock ‘n’ roll. Outdoor happy hour. $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 THE FREDERICK NEWS-POST


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 Auxiliary’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 Frederick County Craft Beverage Festival Exclusively Frederick County beverage producers of beer, wine, and distilled spirits. Presented by Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department. Live music by Hit Parade (formerly Vinyl Rhino). Adult gaming including pull tabs, tip jars and Big Six Wheel. Kids’ corner, carnival atmosphere. $30 advance, $35 at the gate. Family tickets available. Time: Noon to 6 p.m. Location: Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department Activities Grounds, 12027 South St., Libertytown Contact: or frederickcountycraftbeveragefestival. html

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Yoga in the Vines Also Aug. 28. Each ticket also includes a wine tasting flights (5 wines); socially distanced outdoor space to enjoy the wines; a souvenir logo wine glass to take home. Bring your own yoga mat. Door time is 10:30 a.m. $20. Time 11 a.m. to noon Location: Loew Vineyards, 14001 Liberty Road, Mount Airy






AUGUST CALENDAR Carnival Continues nightly through Aug. 20. Entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. each night: Monday, One More Round, country/variety; Tuesday, Cross-NCountry Duo, classic country/gospel; Wednesday, Parade Night, parade begins at 7 p.m., The Stillwater Band, older country; Thursday, Taylor Brown’s Elvis Show; Friday, Bobby D’s Truckstop Burrito Band, honky tonk/old country; Saturday, The Salem Bottom Boys, bluegrass/country. Time: 6 p.m. Location: Rocky Ridge carnival grounds, Motters Station Road, Rocky Ridge Contact:

Continued from 11 Contact: 301-831-5464 Summer Concert Series: Petty Coat Junction Tribute to the music of Tom Petty. Bring a canned food item for the food bank program operated by the Frederick Community Action Agency. 50/50 raffle supports Celebrate Frederick’s mission. Time: 7 p.m. Location: Baker Park Band Shell, Second and Bentz streets, Frederick Contact: 301-600-2841 or

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SRC Talley Book Group With the Senior Rec Council. Time: 10:15 a.m. Location: Talley Rec Center, Classroom A, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick

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Contact: Jane, 301-658-8680 Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Co.

“Hoop It Up” Wreath Craft Make a craft while socializing with friends. All supplies will be provided. Free, Pre-register. Time: 1:30 p.m. Location: Emmitsburg 50+ Community Center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg

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Benefits Available: Department of Social Services Learn about benefits available through DSS, including how to apply and eligibility criteria. Free, pre-register. Time: 1 p.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6007020 Alive@Five: Jenny Langer & Moonshine Society Blues and roots rock. Live music. Outdoor happy hours. $5 entry fee 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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Medigap/Supplemental vs. Advantage Plans Come learn more about these different types of Medicare programs to help determine which type of program may be the best for you. Free, pre-register. Time: 9 a.m. Location: Online and hosted by Senior Services Division Virtual 50+ Center Contact: VirtualSeniorCenter@ or 301-6001234

AUG. 21

“Let Freedom Sing” Featuring The U.S. Army Field Band Soldiers’ Chorus Free, but tickets are required. Founded in 1957, the Soldiers’ Chorus is the vocal component of The United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C. In addition to choral repertoire, Soldiers’ Chorus performances often include Broadway, opera, popular music, jazz, Americana and more.

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