Wednesday the Fort Detrick Outpatient VA will provide information for veterans and military personnel and their families including help preparing VA claims benefits from 9:30am to 3pm at the clinic on Porter St. in Frederick. Bring your DD214 or service records and any appropriate correspondence. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are available. To schedule an appointment call 301 842 2562

Thursday the Thurmont Addiction Commission invites you to their ongoing speaker series. This week the subject is Pain Management The discussion will take place at the Thurmont Town Office on E. Main St. at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Terry Austin, owner of Austin Addiction and Mental Health. For more information, you can call 240-285-8079.

Friday Elly Williams from the Senior Services Division returns to the Thurmont Senior Center for free half-hour invidual meetings to discuss available Senior Programs Call 301-271-7911 to schedule an appointment.

Friday St. John’s Christian Preschool on North Church St. in Thurmont invites you to their open house from 9-10 a.m. See the school, meet the faculty & get registration information.

Saturday Strawberry Hill invites you to Mount Hope Maple Madness for its annual sugaring festival. People of all ages are invited to see this tradition brought to life by Strawberry Hill naturalists. You will learn how trees are tapped, view sap-collecting methods past and present, and see the boiling process that produces delicious maple syrup. The festival features a pancake breakfast buffet, local arts and crafts vendors, PA maple syrup, and tree to table tours. For more information go online to or call 717-642-5840

Saturday there will be a Bull & Oyster Feed at the Union Bridge Fire Company from 5-8 p.m. The cost is $40/person.

Saturday is the Annual ESP Showcase Dance Fundraiser at Marion Burk Knott Auditorium on the campus of Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10/adult; $5/student.

Saturday evening the Frederick Woman’s Civic Club invites you to their 58th Annual Mardi Gras “A Jazzy Night for Caring and Sharing” semi-formal event at the Clarion Inn in Frederick from 6-11 p.m. The cost is $75/person and proceeds will go to benefit the James M. Stockman Cancer Institute, including local scholarships, non-profits & historic preservation. For more information, go online to

Sunday Calvary United Methodist Church in Frederick presents Classical Guitarist: Charles Mokotoff who will perform at 3pm. This accomplished musician, teacher, and lecturer will share selections from the classical guitar repertoire dating from the Baroque period to present day, including music by Scarlatti, Weiss, Lovelady, Andrew York and others. For more information call 301-662-1464 or go online to

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