Fresh Conversations Virtual Sessions — second and fourth Wednesday of each month through Dec. 23. “Heart Healthy Fats” Oct. 14, “Sugar: Sinfully Sweet” Oct. 28; “Ancient Grains Make a Comeback” Nov. 11; “Eating Out and Eating Healthier Just Got Easier” Nov. 25; “Should You Worry About Vitamin D?” Dec. 9 and “Lower Your Stroke Risk” Dec. 23. Free. Register at Presented by University of Md. Extension, Family and Consumer Services. 301-791-1304.

Healthcare Provider CPR Basic Life Support — 9 a.m. Oct. 7, 9, 13, 17, 23 and 29. Instructor-led Basic Life Support (BLS) one-day course trains healthcare professionals to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, deliver high-quality chest compressions and appropriate ventilations, and provide early AED use in an emergency situation. Pre-register. $85 per class.

Heartsaver CPR/AED for the Layperson — begins 9 a.m. Oct. 9, Frederick Community College, Monroe Center, 200 Monroe Ave., Frederick. For those with little or no medical training. Develop skills needed to recognize cardiac arrest and choking, quickly getting emergency help and assisting a person until advanced care arrives to take over. $77.

Nutrition with Thu: Plant-based Eating — 9 a.m. Oct. 14, Frederick County Senior Services Division. Tips on how to add more plants to your plate. Presented by Thu Huynh, RD, LDN, Giant. Pre-register. Free.

Virtual Program: Dementia 101 — 2 p.m. Oct. 14. An ILR 55+ program series, provides a basic understanding of dementia. Pre-register at and watch the film “What They Had” before the course begins, can be streamed free with library card through or reserved DVD through FCPL. Free. Register at


Walktober: Walk Maryland Event — Oct. 7. Group leaders register to lead a walk, individually or together, in their neighborhood. To register, go to

12th Annual Pink Ribbon 5K Virtual Event — Oct. 9, to benefit the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund for direct patient care in Frederick County through Frederick Health Hospital. Run or walk on your own time, your own route. $30. Register or donate at

Komen Maryland More Than Pink Virtual Walk — Oct. 11. Variety of engaging online events while you walk where you are. Register or donate at

COVID-19 Community Testing Walk-up Clinics — Open to the public. Outside walk up testing. Face coverings and social distancing required. No documentation, insurance or doctor’s note needed. Results in one to three days. Free.

• 2:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Frederick Towne Mall parking lot, West Patrick Street, Frederick

• 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29, Rescue Mission, 419 W. South St., Frederick

• 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29, Railroad Square, Brunswick

• 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31, parking lot of Asbury UMC, 101 W. All Saints St., Frederick

• 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, Rockledge Plaza, 1100 W. Patrick St., Unit H (above Masters Pharmacy), Frederick, through Oct. 31.

• noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 17 and 26, Frederick Rescue Mission, 419 W. South St., Frederick

• noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 and 20, Seton Center, 226 Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg

• 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 2, 16 and 30, Municipal Building parking lot, 615 E. Main St., Thurmont

Phoenix Ostomy Closet — 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Frederick Health Hospital Toll House Building, 501 W. Seventh St., Frederick. Ostomy supplies for the uninsured and underinsured, or ostomate emergencies, 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.

Oct. 7 — 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ LDS, 1811 Latham Drive, Frederick

Oct. 8 — 2:30 to 8 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick St., Frederick

Oct. 8 — 2:30 to 8 p.m., Emmitsburg Vigilant Hose Activity Building, 17701 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg

Oct. 12 — 2 to 6:30 p.m., Fire Hall, North Main Street, Smithsburg

Oct. 14 — 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Macy’s, FSK Mall, 5500 Buckeystown Pike, Space 298, Frederick


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

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

Virtual Grief Support Groups — Visit for dates, times and to register. Frederick Health Hospice or; 240-566-3030.

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) Meeting via Zoom — 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

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

Evening Grief Support Group — 5 to 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday of the month, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Suite A, Frederick. Ongoing support for individuals who have experienced the death of a loved one. 240-566-3030.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous — 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, South End Baptist Church, 506 Carrollton Drive, Frederick. No dues or fees. Contact Angela, 301-758-3614, or Moya, 641-680-3354 for update on meeting status.

VIRTUAL Grief Support Group — 5 p.m. Mondays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays via Zoom; Frederick Health Hospice. Pre-register at

Surviving Our Ultimate Loss Support Group — 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Frederick Health Hospice, 516 Trail Ave., Suite A, Frederick. For mothers grieving children who have died from overdose or complications from substance abuse. Call 240-566-3030 to register.

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