SUPPORT GROUPS

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.

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.

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. Participants can share stories and express their grief. Free. dwatterson@fmh.org; 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, and June 25, 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.

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.

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

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 www.namifrederick.org.

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. www.northernblueridgeoa.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.

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.

CLASSES/SEMINARS

Beginner’s Guide to CBD — 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, The Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. Learn about the hemp-derived compound, Cannabidiol (CBD) and its effect on the human body. Professional researchers and producers at Karma Farma 1000 will explain how to identify the highest quality, organically grown, phytocannabinoid-rich (PCR), broad spectrum hemp oil products on the market at the most affordable prices possible. Free. 301-663-3416 or www.commonmarket.coop.

Teen Summit and Resource Fair — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Frederick High School, 650 Carroll Parkway, Frederick. Hosted by the Frederick County Teen Coalition. Features workshops such as how to deal with stress, social media awareness, healthy relationships, substance abuse, business skills, budgeting. Workshops for parents and caregivers include understanding teens, supporting your teen’s identity, signs and symptoms of substance abuse, continuing education. Teen resource fair 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet with teen-serving organizations. Open to the public but pre-registration is required. Free. http//tinyurl.com/yyuhvj34 or 301-600-2091.

Increase Your Energy and Get What You Want in Life — 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Learn how stress, adrenal fatigue, thyroid issues, sugar, and other health issues can drain your energy and what you can do about it. Free. www.fcpl.org or 301-600-7254.

The Commitment to a Healthier You: Obesity, Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery — 6 to 8 p.m. June 5, FMH Crestwood, 7211 Bank Court, second floor conference room, Frederick. Join FMH Bariatric Surgery Program Medical Director Dr. Stephen J. McKenna, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS and Bariatric Surgery Program Coordinator Angela Michael as they provide community education and step-by-step guidance on the journey through weight loss with Bariatric Surgery. Attendance is limited to 75, pre-registration required. Free.

Ask the Expert: On the Fast Track with Anterior Hip Replacement — 6 to 8 p.m. June 6, FMH Crestwood, 7211 Bank Court, Frederick. Join FMH Joint Works Program Surgeon Dr. Shawn Grandia and Joint Works Program Coordinator Angela Michael as they provide community education, hands on demonstrations, and step-by-step guidance on the process of diagnosing and advances in treating arthritic joints. Q&A, light refreshments. 240-566-4370.

MISCELLANY

Flourish! National Cancer Survivors Day — noon to 3 p.m. June 2, James M Stockman Cancer Institute, 1562 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. Lunch, fellowship and an afternoon of wellness for cancer survivors. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. RSVP to 301-524-4062 or http://tinyurl.com/y6x3pb7t.

Free Dental Care Day for Veterans — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8, at all Aspen Dental locations. Call to schedule and appointment (required) and to find a location near you. www.aspendental.com or 844-277-3646.

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. Followed by celebration service, coffee and fellowship. 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. A Prayer Chaplain will offer healing prayer and pray with you. 301-846-0868 or http://unityfrederick.org. By donation.

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.

May 30 — 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Buckingham’s Choice, 3200 Baker Circle, Adamstown

May 30 — 2:30 to 7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick St., Frederick

May 31 — 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Frederick Memorial Hospital, 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick

June 1 — 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1125 St. Michaels Road, Mount Airy

June 4 — 2 to 7:30 p.m., Lisbon Volunteer Fire Co., 1330 Woodbine Road, Woodbine

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