Fresh Conversations Virtual Sessions — second and fourth Wednesday of each month through Dec. 23. Topics to include “Dairy Dilemma: Is It Really Milk?” Sept. 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.


Let’s Not Be Still Virtual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Walk — Any time, Sept. 26, your route, your schedule. Md. Chapter of Star Legacy Foundation sponsors.

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 to 4 p.m. Sept. 17, 24, and Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, Rescue Mission, 419 W. South St., Frederick

• 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, Railroad Square, Brunswick

• 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 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, Sept. 8 to 30, and Oct. 1.

• noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 17 and 26, Frederick Rescue Mission, 419 W. South St., Frederick

• noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 22, Oct. 6 and 20, Seton Center, 226 Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg

• 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 18, Oct. 2, 16 and 30, Municipal Building parking lot, 615 E. Main St., Thurmont

• 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Frederick Health Hospital, 1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick. No symptoms required.

Frederick County Goes Purple — through Sept. 30. Decorate with purple light bulbs, wear purple, to support National Recovery Month. Obtain training to bring awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders, and to celebrate those living in recovery.

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.

Sept. 14 — 1:30 to 7 p.m., American Legion, 710 N. Main St., Boonsboro

Sept. 15 — 1 to 6:30 p.m., Residence Inn Marriott, 5230 Westview Drive, Frederick

Sept. 15 — 2 to 7 p.m., St. Joseph on Carrollton Manor Catholic Church, 5843 Manor Woods Road, Frederick

Sept. 15 — 2 to 7:30 p.m., Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Co. Activities Grounds, 1008 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy

Sept. 18 — 12:30 to 5 p.m., Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, 124 S. Main St., Union Bridge

Sept. 25 — Bethel United Methodist Church, 21006 Twin Springs Drive, Smithsburg

Sept. 26 — 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 7255 Ridge Road, Mount Airy

Sept. 30 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Maryland Soccerplex & Adventist Healthcare Fieldhouse, 18031 Central Park Circle, Boyds


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

VIRTUAL Alzheimer’s Support Group — 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. third Wednesday of the month, Edenton Retirement Community, Frederick. 301-694-3100, 301-807-3274 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

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.

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.

Friends in Frederick Parkinson’s Disease Support Group — Drive-in meeting 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mount Pleasant Ruritan Club, 8101 Crum Road, Walkersville. Attendees will watch the meeting from their car and will listen live on their car radio. It’s just like a drive-in movie only live, during the day, and with no movie screen. The guest speaker will be Kriste Kidd, from Oasis Senior Advisors. Contact John or Mary at 301-703-1194 or

Frederick County Spinal Cord Injury Support Group — Noon to 1 p.m., third Wednesday of the month, Brain and Balance Center, Baker Rehab Group, 197 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite B, Frederick. Hosted by Baker Rehab Group. Monthly topics hosted by members, and occasional speakers are scheduled. A therapist will be available to facilitate. Free. RSVP to 301-662-1997 or

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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