Happy tails tales. Frederick County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center will share some of their “happy tails” with the community at Holiday Happy Tails from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at McClintock Distilling, 35 S. Carroll St., Frederick. The event will also include an ugly sweater fashion show featuring some of the many adoptable animals at FCAC. For more information, call 301-600-1546.
Give blood. Make 2020 a giving year. Begin with making a blood donation through the American Red Cross. Two opportunities in the Frederick area are on Tuesday: Centro Cristiano de Maryland, 5115 Pegasus Court, Suite A, Frederick, from 2:30 to 8 p.m.; and 2 to 6:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library Mount Airy Branch, 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy.
Nutrition and SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Nutritionist Cheryle McKee will give a presentation on how good nutrition can improve mood while supporting good health at the Middletown Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. The program is free, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 301-600-7560.
Navy spirits tasting. Taste history with USS Constellation Rum, a distilled spirit stored in oak barrels aboard the storied 19th century warship of the same name. Scott Sanders, of Tobacco Barn Distillery, will serve tastings of the rare liquor (the only distilled spirit in the world aged on board a ship) and other Navy inspired spirits at the NMCWM, amidst reproduction uniforms and weapons of the Navy and Marine Corps, from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. The cost is $25 and reservations are required. Details at 301-695-1864 or www.civilwarmed.org.
Winter survival skills. This class if for adults. Learn the essentials for fire building, navigation without a compass and shelter-building in winter that could prepare you for the unexpected situation in nature. The cost is $60 for the three sessions or $22 per session, which begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Fox Haven Farm & Retreat Center, 3630 Poffenberger Road, Jefferson. Upcoming sessions are Feb. 22 and March 21. More information on session topics can be found at www.foxhavenfarm.org.
Are you smarter than a TV? If not, learn to navigate your smart TV at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Walkersville Public Library, 2 S. Glade Road, Walkersville. A representative from Best Buy will be on hand so bring your questions. For ages 18 and over. For more information, call 301-600-8200.