Homemakers to present activities at the GFFThe Frederick County Homemakers will offer games, craft demonstrations, book signings and free books inside The Null Building (Household) at The Great Frederick Fair on select days Monday through Friday. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Extension Educator Carrie Sorenson will present tips for financial success; from 2 to 6 p.m. Mid-Valley Homemakers will play the Constitution Square Game in honor of Constitution Week. On Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Johnsville Homemakers will demonstrate origami and at 2 p.m. Extension Educator Deborah Rhoades will talk about the new nutrition facts food label. On Wednesday, Gambrill Park Homemakers will demonstrate Christmas crafts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and authors Pati Redmond (“We the Widows”) and Karen Smith (“I Didn’t See That Coming”) will sign their self-help books from 2 to 6 p.m. On Thursday, starting at 10 a.m., Pleasant Walk Homemakers will demonstrate how to make eco-friendly pots, and at 2 p.m, Jefferson Homemakers will make angels. On Friday, members of several Homemakers clubs will give away gently used books for kids and teens starting at 10 a.m. until they are gone. For more information, visit www.dunade.com/fredmdhomemakers or contact Linda Smith, Extension Office, 301-600-1599.
Therapy dogs topic of Frederick BPW meetingGo Team Therapy Dogs will be the program for the Frederick Business & Professional Womens Club at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Homewood of Frederick, 7407 Willow Road, Frederick. Go Team, in Frederick, trains dogs to be therapy dogs and to provide comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, assisted living homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas or where requested. Therapy dogs scheduled to attend the meeting are Zeke, a 5-year-old black shepherd/Lab mix, with his handler Pam Glatfelter, and Giuseppe, a 3-year-old mini golden doodle, and his handlers Joe and Francina Baldi. For more information or to attend, email email@example.com. The Frederick BPW meets the third Tuesday of each month.
2020 Family of Stars calendar to be revealedEdenton Retirement Community will reveal its 2020 Family of Stars calendar from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Edenton’s restaurant, 5800 Genesis Lane, Frederick. The 2020 calendar features 12 months of iconic film scenes starring residents from independent and assisted living along with some staff members as models to re-create the scenes. Calendars will be available and cost $10 with all proceeds from the 2020 calendar benefitting the Community Foundation of Frederick County. For more information, call 301-694-3100, ext. 106, or visit www.edenton-retirement.com.
RSVP to attend FCVFRA Ladies Auxiliary meetingThe Ladies Auxiliary of the Frederick County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26. This meeting will be dessert only, with the meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by bingo and dessert. Bring a bingo prize and your dauber. Call Kathy Knipple at 301-639-6297 to RSVP by Friday.
FSK Lions sponsoring holiday bus tripThe Francis Scott Key Lions Club is sponsoring a bus trip to the American Music Theater in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 5 to see the original holiday production “Joy to the World.” The $140 per person cost includes the show, bus transportation, driver gratuity and lunch at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord restaurant. There will also be a stop at Kitchen Kettle Village prior to lunch. To sign up, visit www.livalit.com/amt or contact any FSK Lion. Proceeds will benefit the club’s charity account, which supports eyeglasses for those in need, East Frederick Little League, Leader Dogs for the Blind, North Frederick Elementary School, Lions Vision Research Foundation and other local and Lions charities. For more information on the Lions club, call 301-732-5262 or visit www.fsklions.org.