Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia Educational Program — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph’s Place, 331 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s; the difference between Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia; Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors; current research and treatments and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Presented by Alzheimer’s Association. Free.

Medical Weight Loss Orientation — 5 p.m. Monday, Monocacy Health Partners Endocrine and Thyroid Specialists, 7211 Bank Court, Suite 240, Frederick. Learn about three different weight loss options. Free.


Energy Healing — 9:30 to 10 a.m. Sundays, Unity in Frederick — A Spiritual Community, 5112 Pegasus Court, Suite E, Frederick. Free. 301-846-0868 or

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. By donation. 301-846-0868 or


Call 800-733-2767 or go to 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.

Dec. 3 — 2 to 7:30 p.m., St. Ignatius Loyola, 4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville

Dec. 4 — 1:30 to 7:30 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 131 W. Second St., Frederick

Dec. 9 — 1:30 to 7 p.m., St. James Catholic Church, 49 Crosswinds Drive, Charles Town, W.Va.

Dec. 14 — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Christ Reformed UCC, 12 S. Church St., Middletown


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,

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

Cancer Support Group — 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Friday, Monocacy Valley Church, 9861 Old National Pike, Ijamsville. 301-865-9100 or

Daytime Grief Support Group — 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Suite A, Frederick.; 240-566-3030. updated 0119

Early Stage Alzheimer’s and Memory Loss Support Group — meets the first Tuesday of the month at Brook Hill United Methodist Church, 8946 Indian Springs Road, Frederick. Pre-screening is required. Call 410-561-9099, ext. 208.

{strong style=”background-color: #ffffff;”}Evening GriefShare Support Group{/strong} — 7 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Ignatius of Loyola, 4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville. 301-695-8845.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous — 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, South End Baptist Church, 506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick. 301-758-3614 or 641-680-3354.

Frederick Area Ostomy Support Group — 2 to 4 p.m. the second Sunday of the month, Frederick Health Hospital Volunteer Conference Room, use Entrance 1, 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick. 301-663-1203 or

Steps to Eternity Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) Meeting — 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Christ Reformed UCC, 12 S. Church St., Middletown. 12-step program. Ages 18 and older. 240-626-5933.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group — Mental Health Association of Frederick County. Led by a trained facilitator. For meeting time and location, call 301-663-0011.

Visionaires: Low Vision Support Group — 10:30 a.m., meets first Tuesday of the month, Homewood at Frederick Crumland Farms, 7401 Willow Road, Frederick. RSVP to 301-644-5646.

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