Catoctin Colorfest (copy)

Throngs of visitors make their way through the Catoctin Colorfest in Thurmont.

Community forum on child abuse. The public is invited to a community forum on the hidden crime of child sexual abuse. It will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School, 1501 N. Market St., Frederick. A collaboration of the Frederick County Child Advocacy Center, Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Frederick Police Department and associate professor Heather Pfeifer, of the University of Baltimore School of Criminal Justice, the forum will offer information on how to recognize, respond to and prevent child sexual abuse. For more information, call 301-600-1758 or email

Now hear this. Sponsored by the Lions Clubs of Frederick County, Miracle-Ear of Frederick will conduct free hearing screenings for adults from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. No appointment needed. For more information, call 410-795-3167.

Transitioning to Medicare? Join this session on how to make the most of your Medicare benefits at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Mount Airy Branch Library, 705 Ridge Ave., Mount Airy. The focus will be on Medicare Supplement/Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans. Presented by Carroll County State Health Insurance Assistance Program/Senior Medicare Patrol. For ages 18 and older. For more information, call 410-386-4488 or visit

How recycling really works. Ever wondered how (or if) recycling really works? This program will explain how what you do at home is part of a complex global industry. Learn what can (and can’t) be recycled in Frederick County (and why). It takes place 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. Ror adults only; registration required. Register at

Colorfest. It’s the 56th annual Colorfest in Thurmont’s Community Park, 21 Frederick Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This large juried arts and crafts festival will feature 300 known and respected artists from across the country. There will also be artisan demonstrations, food and more throughout the town. For more details on vendors, artists and shuttle buses, visit

Together, we can end Alzheimer’s. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes place at 11 a.m. Sunday at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium, 21 Stadium Drive, Frederick. Registration begins at 11 a.m., a ceremony at noon and the walk at 12:30 p.m. There will be two routes — 1 and 3 miles. You can register in advance online and get more information at

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