County Charter review public forum. The League of Women Voters of Frederick County will host a public forum on the topic of charter review at the Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Two speakers will provide an update of the Charter Review Commission work to date: Stephen Slater, chairman of the commission, and Walter Olson, a charter commission member. They will explain the processes in place to guide and manage their work, and will take questions from the audience. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community grants orientation. Any nonprofit, 501©(3) organization that is considering applying for a grant from the City of Frederick must attend this workshop at 11 a.m. Thursday in the City Hall boardroom, 101 N. Court St., Frederick. Groups that have a memorandum of understanding with the City that specifically provides funding allocations do not need to apply for grants. Groups whose MOU does not outline funding are required to apply. For more information on this meeting or the grants process, call 301-600-1184 or visit www.cityoffrederick.com.
Health fair. The 12th annual Frederick Community Health Fair will take place 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free health and wellness services and activities will include medical screenings for blood pressure, heart disease, hepatitis B and C; flu vaccines for all ages, oral health screening, registered dietician counseling and much more. For more information, visit https://aacfmd.org or call 301-694-3355.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This event offers residents the chance to prevent medicine abuse by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, law enforcement personnel will be collecting medicines at the Former Trinity School, 6040 New Design Road, and the Maryland State Police Barracks, 110 Airport Drive East, Frederick. The following may be dropped off: prescription and over-the-counter medicines, medical samples, pet medicines, and medicated ointments and lotions. Dispose of them in their original container and you can remove any identifying information from the prescription label. The Frederick County Health Department will be at both locations to collect used or unused sharps including syringes, needles, lancets and auto injectors. For more information, call 301-600-1755.
Headless Horseman 5k and 1k Fun Run and Walk. This 11th annual event takes place from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Frederick High School, 650 Carroll Parkway, Frederick. Registration opens at 10 a.m., 1k fun run at 11:30 a.m. and the 5k begins at noon, for all ages and abilities on a flat course around FHS and Baker Park. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes. $10 for the 1k, $25 for the 5k. This event is organized by the FHS cross country team and will benefit the program and scholarship awards. Pre-register at www.active.com. For more information, call 301-698-0958.
Howl’oween. People and pets are invited to this event for the dogs. It includes a dog parade and costume contest and costume judging in categories of Dog/Owner, Large Breed and Small Breed. Pre-register at 301-600-1492 or register on-site beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Baker Park, Frederick. Parade starts at 1 p.m. For more information, call Catherine Effland at 301-600-3850 or visit www.cityoffrederick.com. Dogs must be leashed at all times and current on shots.