How to Break Up With Sugar for Valentine’s Day — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Middletown Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Nutritionist Cheryle McKee will discuss healthy ways to remove sugar from your diet, end cravings, brain fog, low energy and belly fat. Ages 21 and older. 301-600-7560 or

All About Acupuncture — 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Walkersville Public Library, 2 S. Glade Road, Walkersville. Chenxi Yang, Doctor of Chinese Medicine, will provide information about acupuncture, how it works, what it treats and more. Ages 18 and older. Free. 301-600-8200 or

BANG Class — 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Walkersville Public Library, 2 S. Glade Road, Walkersville. Free class that combines boxing, cardio, HIIT, Hip-Hop, World Dance and body weight training. 18 and over. 301-600-8200 or

Healing with Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement — 11:30 a.m. Feb. 19, Walkersville Public Library, 2 S. Glade Road, Walkersville. Ages 18 and older. BYO mat. Free. 301-600-8200 or

Ask the Expert Series: Knee Replacement — Surgery and Home, Same Day! — 6 p.m. Feb. 20, Frederick Health Crestwood, 7211 Bank Court, Frederick. Featured presenter is Dr. James Steinberg, orthopedic surgeon, Frederick Health Hospital Joint Works Program, Angela Michael, program coordinator, for education. Limited to 75, RSVP. Light refreshments. 240-566-3875 or


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.

Phoenix Ostomy Closet — 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Frederick Health Hospital Toll House Building, 501 Tollhouse Ave., Frederick. Provides ostomy supplies to those uninsured and under-insured Ostomates, sponsored by the Frederick Area Ostomy Support Group. 301-663-1203.


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.

Feb. 18 — 2 to 7:30 p.m., St. Ignatius Loyola Building, 4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville

Feb. 18 — 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hollywood Casino and Inn at Charles Town Races, 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, W.Va.


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,

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

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

Celebrate Recovery — 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 27015 Ridge Road, Damascus. For those struggling with hurts, hang up and habits. Ages 18 and older. Free. 240-505-4840.

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

Evening GriefShare Support Group — 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. No dues or fees. Angela, 301-758-3614, or Moya, 641-680-3354.

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. Contact John at 301-703-1194 or

Frederick County Parkinson’s Disease Support Group — noon to 2 p.m. the third Saturday of the month at YMCA of Frederick County, 1000 N. Market St., Frederick. Contact Louise at

NAMI Connection Support Group for Deaf Adults — 11 a.m. first and third Mondays. For ages 18 and older and living with a mental health diagnosis. Led by two trained deaf facilitators. Share the challenges and successes of coping with a mental illness. 301-471-0148 or

Overeaters Anonymous — 7 p.m. Thursdays Room 302-304, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays Room 108, Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick St., Room 103, Frederick. Recovery from compulsive overeating. Angie 301-732-7017 or

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.


All Genders Teen Yoga — 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays through March 21, Luna Yoga, 34 S. Market St., Frederick. Ages 11 to 18, for beginners. $10, drop in. 240-818-1462 or

Mindfulness & Insight Practice Group — 4:30 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 27, Frederick Meditation Center, 1 W. Church St., third floor, Frederick. Suggested donation $5 to $20 per session.

Mindfulness Meditation Group — 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 29, Frederick Meditation Center, 1 W. Church St., Third floor, Frederick. By donatoin. 240-446-3030 or

Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement Class — noon to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 26, Pioma Performance Studio, 7 W. Main St., Middletown. $20. Ages 21 and older. 240-751-7888 or

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