SUPPORT GROUPS

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings — No dues or fees. For times and locations, call 301-662-0544.

Alzheimer’s Support Groups:

— 6:30 to 8 p.m. meets second Thursday of the month at Country Meadows Retirement Community, 5955 Quinn Orchard Road, Frederick. RSVP to attend and for respite care, 301-228-2249. https://alz.org.

— 2 p.m., meets first Tuesday of the month at Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Ave., Frederick. 301-696-0315, ext. 113.

— 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. third Wednesday of the month at Edenton Retirement Community, 5800 Genesis Lane, Frederick. 301-694-3100 or https://alz.org.

Cancer Support Group — 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Friday, Monocacy Valley Church, 9861 Old National Pike, Ijamsville. For those surviving or battling this disease, an opportunity for fellowship with others on a regular basis. Family members welcome. Details at 301-865-9100 or www.mvcnow.org.

Daytime Grief Support Group — 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Suite A, Frederick. On-going support for individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one. Participants can share stories and express their grief. Free. dwatterson@fmh.org; 240-566-3030.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous — 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, South End Baptist Church, 506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick. Many people are finding recovery in FA from obesity, undereating, bulimia, and obsession with food. There are no dues or fees. Meets weekly. Angela, 301-758-3614, or Moya, 641-680-3354. www.foodaddicts.org.updated 0319

Friends in Frederick Parkinson’s Disease Support Group — 1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Mount Pleasant Ruritan Club, 8101 Crum Road, Walkersville. Typically a guest speaker and informal discussion time. For information, contact John at 301-703-1194 or www.fifpdsg.org.

Steps to Eternity Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) Meeting — 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Christ Reformed UCC, 12 S. Church St., Middletown. 12-step fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. Ages 18 and older. 240-626-5933.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group — Mental Health Association of Frederick County offers a support group for adults who have lost a loved one to suicide. Led by a trained facilitator. For meeting time and location, call 301-663-0011.

The Ranch Family Support Group — 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sundays, The Ranch, 7902 Fingerboard Road, Building F, Frederick. For individuals with family members that have loved ones involved in addiction. Free 301-874-4701 or www.ranchmd.org.

CLASSES/SEMINARS

Medical Weight Loss Orientation — 5 p.m. Monday, 9:30 a.m., Monocacy Health Partners Endocrine and Thyroid Specialists, 7211 Bank Court, Suite 240, Frederick. Learn about three different weight loss options. Interpreters are available by advance request; call 240-566-4370 at least one week before each session to request an interpreter.

Finding Freedom from Smoking Sessions — 5:30 to 7 p.m. six-week sessions begin Aug. 13, Sept. 24 and Nov. 5, Frederick Memorial Hospital, Cardiac Reham, Lower Level, 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick. Designed to help you pass through stages and learn from any setbacks so you can keep moving ahead. RSVP required. Free. 240-566-4370.

COPD Coping Workshop: Advance Care Planning — 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 14, FMH, 3A Conference Room, Third Floor, 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick. Hosted by the Better Breathers Club of Frederick, a support group for people with COPD or other chronic lung disease. 240-566-3433.

MISCELLANY

Energy Healing — 9:30 to 10 a.m. Sundays, Unity in Frederick — A Spiritual Community, 5112 Pegasus Court, Suite E, Frederick. Offered by the healing practitioners of Unity’s healing ministry. Free. 301-846-0868 or www.unityfrederick.org.

Unity Healing Circle — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, Unity in Frederick — A Spiritual Community, 5112 Pegasus Court, Suite E, Frederick. Reiki, Healing Touch, massage and other healing modalities offered by experienced healing practitioners. 301-846-0868 or http://unityfrederick.org. By donation.

DAV Service Officer at Fort Detrick — 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. third Wednesday of the month. Information and prepare VA claims to obtain benefits for military personnel, veterans, their spouse or dependents. Appointments preferred. Walk-ins welcome if time allows. Call for appointments and details of what to bring. 301-842-2562.

BLOOD DRIVES

Call 800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org/make-donation to schedule appointments or to verify blood drive will be taking place. Call the Frederick American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, to schedule appointments for blood, double red cells and apheresis donations. Schedule subject to change.

Aug. 6 — 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Music & Arts, 5295 Westview Drive, Frederick

Aug. 8 — 2 to 7 p.m., St. Peter’s Catholic Church-Libertytown, 9200 Church St., Sappington Hall, Libertytown

Aug. 14 — 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Frederick Memorial Hospital, 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick

Aug. 19 — 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Fire Hall, North Main Street, Smithsburg

Aug. 19 — 2 to 7:30 p.m., Adams County Department of Emergency Services, 230 Greenamyer Lane, Gettysburg, Pa.

Aug. 20 — 2 to 7:30 p.m., Carroll County Public Library Mount Airy Branch, 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy

Aug. 20 — 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, W.Va.

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