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.

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. updated 0119

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.

Evening GriefShare Support Group — 7 to 8:45 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. Many people are finding recovery in FA from obesity, under eating, bulimia, and obsession with food. Meets weekly. Angela, 301-758-3614, or Moya, 641-680-3354. www.foodaddicts.org.

Frederick Area Ostomy Support Group — 2 to 4 p.m. the second Sunday of the month, Frederick Memorial Hospital Volunteer Conference Room, use Entrance 4, 400 W. Seventh St., Frederick. Join the group if you need support or want to offer support to new ostimates. 301-663-1203 or http://frederickmdostomysupport.wordpress.com.

NAMI Family and Friends Support Group — 7 to 8:30 p.m., first Thursday of the month. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1415 W. Seventh St., Frederick. This relaxed group meets to support family and friends of those with mental illness. 240-379-61836 or www.namifrederick.org.

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 www.zionmiddletown.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.

CLASSES/SEMINARS

Foraged Herbs for Asthma Relief — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Fox Haven Farm & Retreat Center, 3630 Poffenberger Road, Jefferson. Join John Kebel as he explains what foraged herbs can be used for asthma relief. $30. 240-490-5484 or www.foxhavenfarm.org.

Diabetes Grocery Store Tours — 6 p.m. Monday and Sept. 10, Giant Food, 5316 New Design Road, Frederick. Join the Center for Diabetes and Nutrition for a free grocery store tour with Registered Dietitians and Certified Diabetes Educators. Learn about healthy options to eat throughout the day and tips for navigating each aisle. Registration is limited, RSVP. http://tinyurl.com/y6xusn4m.

COPD Coping Workshop: Pulmonary Function Tests — 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11, Frederick Memorial Hospital, 400 W. Seventh St., 3A Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Frederick. Join people just like you in our community to learn how your health can improve, even after being diagnosed with COPD. 240-566-3433 or http://tinyurl.com/y5jpwjej.

CPR Training — 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Seton Center Inc., 226 E. Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg. Learn basic life-saving skills. Presented by Learn2Prevent. Not a certification course. Pre-registration required. Free. 301-447-6102, ext. 17, or www.setoncenter.org.

Medical Weight Loss Orientation — 9:30 a.m. Sept. 13, Monocacy Health Partners Endocrine and Thyroid Specialists, 7211 Bank Court, Suite 240, Frederick. Learn about three different weight loss options. Interpreters are available by advance request; call 240-566-4370 at least one week before each session to request an interpreter.

MISCELLANY

Rabies Vaccination Clinic — 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Thurmont Community Park, Thurmont. Rain or shine, walk-in basis. Each vaccination is $8, cash or check only. All dogs, cats and ferrets welcome, must be contained, leashed or in a carrier. With the Frederick County Health Department. 301-600-1717.

Prostate Cancer Symposium: It Takes A Team — 5:30 to 8 p.m.Sept. 26, James M Stockman Cancer Institute, 1562 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. Free community seminar to learn about the multidisciplinary approach to treating prostate cancer. Open to the public. Advanced registration is encouraged. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-register. 240-566-4483 or https://2019prostatecancersymposium.eventbrite.com.

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 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.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.

Sept. 5 — 2 to 7:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church — Jefferson, 3864 Jefferson Pike, Jefferson

Sept. 12 — 2 to 7:30 p.m., St. Ignatius Loyola, 4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville

Sept. 14 — 8 a.m. to noon, Christ Reformed UCC, 12 S. Church St., Middletown

Sept. 16 — 1:30 to 7 p.m., American Legion, 710 N. Main St., Boonsboro

Sept. 16 — 2 to 7:30 p.m., Adams County Dept. of Emergency Services, 230 Greenamyer Lane, Gettysburg, Pa.

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