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The 157th The Great Frederick Fair opens Friday and continues daily through Sept. 21 at the Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick.

Mental health. That’s the topic of the next Senior Services Advisory Board meeting 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at the Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Road, Thurmont. A guest panel of speakers will include Linda Myer, the Mental Health Association; Geoff Littrel, from AERS, and a representative from Partners in Care. The board collaborates with, research, advise, advocate, and inform the Frederick County Government, Senior Services Division, and the larger community on matters related to the needs, development, and administration of services for older adults. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, email swast90024@aol.com.

Historic preservation awards night. The Frederick County Landmarks Foundation will host the Historic Preservation Awards, to celebrate the achievements in the field of historic preservation, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at McClintock Distilling, 35 S. Carroll St., Frederick. Admission is $80, reservations are required and cocktail attire is preferred. For tickets or more information, call 301-668-6088 or visit www.fredericklandmarks.org.

Patriot Day events. The City of Frederick, Frederick County government and Fort Detrick will jointly sponsor a Sept. 11 tribute at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The Patriot Day ceremony will take place in the boardroom at City Hall, 101 N. Court St., Frederick, and will be broadcast on Frederick City Cable 99 and FCG TV, cable channels 19 and 1085, and webcast at www.frederickcountymd.gov/video. Later that day, on Main Street in Boonsboro, the annual Remembrance Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11 and those now serving in the military. It’s sponsored by First Hose Co. of Boonsboro Inc. For more information on the parade, call 301-432-5261.

The Great Frederick Fair opens. The 157th GFF opens Friday and continues daily through Sept. 21 at the Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Activities on Friday include naming of the Farm Family, Agri-Business and Ag Advocate of the year, 4-H Royalty and Character Counts recognition and, on the grandstand stage country music artist Lonestar and Terri Clark ($55 track, $50 grandstand and $25 annex). For the complete schedule, visit www.thegreatfrederickfair.com. Look for GFF coverage daily in The Frederick News-Post.

Get In The Street. This annual festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday along Market Street, from Carroll Creek Linear Park to Seventh Street. Each block has a theme, from history and going green to health and wellness, and kids’ activities. Live music, food and much more. The Market Street Mile race on Market Street starts at 8 a.m. (www.frederickmarketstreetmile.com). The post-festival Up the Creek Party is 5 to 9 p.m. at the Carroll Creek Amphitheatre (admission$5, ages 21 and older) Details on all In The Street festival events can be found at www.celebratefrederick.com.

Need more GFF? The fair continues with rides, games, food, a beer garden, 4-H/FFA activities and education about agriculture and grandstand entertainment. On Saturday, it’s Creedence Clearwater Revisited ($45 track, $40 grandstand, $30 annex); contemporary Christian group Mercy Me on Sept. 15 ($55 track, $50 grandstand and $25 annex); the Lucas Oil East Coast National Truck and Tractor Pull Sept. 16 ($23 grandstand, $18 annex); The Temptations Sept. 17 ($40 track, $35 grandstand, $25 annex); the Demolition Derby featuring cars Setp. 18 ($23 grandstand, $18 annex); the Demolition Derby with trucks, vans and Figure 8 on Sep. 19, ($23 grandstand, $18 annex); Randy Houser and LANCO on Sept. 20 ($45 track, $40 grandstand and $30 annex); and Montgomery Gentry and Mo Pitney closing out the week on Sep. 21 ($45 track, $40 grandstand and $30 annex). Visit www.thegreatfrederickfair.com for tickets and the full schedule of events.

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