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

Alzheimer’s Support Groups:

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

— 6:30 p.m. second Thursday of the month, Country Meadows Retirement Community, 5955 Quinn Orchard Road, Frederick. or 301-228-2249.

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. Family members welcome. Details at 301-865-9100 or

Caregivers’ Support Group — 1:30 p.m. last Wednesday of the month, Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Ave., Frederick. For caregivers of people age 60 and older or with an early onset dementia. 301-600-1601.

Celebrate Recovery — 7 p.m. Thursdays at Grace Community Church, 5102 Old National Pike, Frederick. Participate in group fellowship where love and hope combine with God’s purpose to mend our lives. Free. 301-473-4337.

Celebrate Recovery — 7 p.m. Mondays, Church of the Redeemer-Frederick Campus, 5606 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. 240-238-1507.

Celebrate Recovery — 7 p.m. Mondays, Faith Baptist Church, 2212 Jefferson Pike, Knoxville. Fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in life through the Eight Recovery Principles found in the Beatitudes and Christ-centered 12 steps. 301-834-7755, ext. 104.

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.; 240-566-3030.

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.

Eldercare Advocacy Group of Frederick — 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday,Common Market community room, 5728 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. All-volunteer group of citizens advocation for Frederick County residents in need of care at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, memory care facilities and home care. 910-546-1401.

Evening GriefShare Support Group — 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Ignatius of Loyola, 4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville. For anyone suffering from a recent or past loss of a loved one. 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.

Gamblers Anonymous — 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 9550 Liberty Road, Frederick.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group — 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Evangelical Lutheran Church Rupp House, 35 E. Church St., Frederick. Support for adults living with mental illness. Casual, relaxed group. Ages 18 and older. 240-379-6186 or

Our Journey of Hope Cancer Support Groups — continues Saturdays at Zion Lutheran Church, 107 W. Main St., Middletown. Biblically-based support and ministry to those fighting cancer. One group provides support to the cancer patient; a second group is for caregivers and families. 301-371-6500 or

Overdose Ongoing Grief Support Group — 6 to 7:30 p.m. first Monday of the month, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick For any adult over age 18 who has had a loved one die because of an alcohol or drug overdose. Learn coping skills and ways to memorialize loved ones who have died. 240-566-3030.

Overeaters Anonymous — 7 p.m. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick St., Room 103, Frederick. Not a diet club, but a fellowship of people recovering from compulsive over and/or under-eating.

Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction — 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at 309 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds. Peer-led meetings. Free, but donations welcome. 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 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

Visionaires: Low Vision Support Group — 10:30 a.m., meets the first Tuesday of the month, Homewood at Frederick Crumland Farms, 7401 Willow Road, Frederick. Special speakers, programs and education related to prevention and treatment of vision and eye conditions and disease. RSVP to 301-644-5646.


Steps to Brain Longevity — Stay Sharp Longer — 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, C. Burr Artz Public Library, CBA Trust Community Room, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Overview of the latest information on brain longevity including proven approaches for avoiding or delaying dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Free. 240-394-9595 or

”I’ve Earned My Wings.” Thriving During Perimenopause, Menopause and Post Menopause — 6 p.m. Friday, Holistic Health Associates, 603B W. Patrick St., Frederick. Through lecture, discussion, age and stage appropriate yoga, meditation, and breath work, we will gain the knowledge and tools to live and thrive through these years with ease and grace. $150 early registration, $199 after June 5. 301-875-2957.


Author of “Never Enough” to Give Talk on Addiction — 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 30, Frederick Presbyterian Church, 115 W. Second St., Frederick. Dr. Judith Grisel will discuss her book about addiction, how drugs impact the brain and her own experience with addiction. Free. 301-663-5338 or

Monocacy Health Partners: Free High School Sports Physicals for the 2019-2020 School Year — 5 to 7 p.m. July 15, FMH Liberty, 194 Thomas Johnson Drive, Frederick. Open to all sports and all FCPS high schools. Participating students must come with completed FCPS physical forms and must be accompanied by a designated guardian. This service should not replace your annual physical. Questions? Email or call 301-663-9573.

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


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.

June 27 — 2 to 7:30 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church, 7321 Burkittsville Road, Middletown

July 1 — 2:30 to 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 103 N. Church St., Frederick

July 2 — 2:30 to 7 p.m., Sharpsburg Bible, South Potomac and Antietam streets, Sharpsburg

July 4 — 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, 12 S. Church St., Middletown

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