Frederick Community Events Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2007

Frederick Community Events Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2007

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thursday 30

CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY, for residents 18 and older or people with business interests in Frederick, applications available for a 10-week police training program on criminal investigation, traffic enforcement and other aspects of police work. Training includes a police ride-along. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 5-Nov. 7; for location, contact Cpl. Matthew Evans, 301-600-1264, or e-mail

GENEALOGY RESEARCH, for adults and teenagers, learn about library resources for researching ancestors. 1 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION MEETING, discussion of proposed design guidelines for the Frederick Town Historic District; sponsored by the City of Frederick Historic Preservation Commission. 6 p.m., first-floor boardroom, City Hall, 101 N. Court St., Frederick. Free. 301-600-2995.

Friday 31

MOVIE IN THE PARK, a screening of the animated adventure "Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron" (2002), the story of an Old West mustang named Spirit (voiced by Matt Damon) who forms a friendship with a young boy and falls in love with a mare named Rain. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket; refreshments available for purchase at concession stand. Sponsored by the Middletown Arts and Activities Council. 7 p.m., Middletown Community Park, 7628 Coblentz Rd. Free. 301-360-1121 or

Saturday 1

SLAVE LIFE EXHIBIT, a diorama depicting Maryland slaves at home and in the fields, and a tribute to Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sundays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays, through Oct. 30. C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

HANDIWORK WORKSHOP, for sewing enthusiasts of all experience levels who knit, crochet or stitch, led by members of Care Wear Volunteers, an organization of "handiworkers" who donate their projects to local hospitals. 10 a.m.-noon, small conference room, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. Free. 301-600-7000; patterns and information available at or e-mail

CAR AND TRUCK SHOW, for all ages, "Cruise-In" charity event to benefit the Heartly House, which provides services for victims of child abuse and domestic violence. Historic, classic and special-interest vehicles, including "muscle cars." Spectators can vote for their favorites and purchase a chance to win a 1954 Ford. Live music by the Village Jazz Band and the Barn Burners. 1-8 p.m., East Street at Shab Row (downtown Frederick). Free. 301-748-4648 or

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PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for children 3-5 accompanied by an adult, stories, nursery rhymes, music and activities. 11-11:30 a.m., Point of Rocks Library, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks. Free. 301-874-4560.

YOUTH CRAFT ACTIVITY, for children 11-17 accompanied by an adult, make a special charm or treasure for National Grandparents Day (Sept. 9). 3:30 p.m. Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

CHILDREN'S EVENING STORY TIME, for 2-year-olds accompanied by an adult; wear pajamas and bring a blanket or stuffed animal. 6:45 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

TEEN THEATER WORKSHOP, for youths 11-17 accompanied by an adult, a librarian leads a session on script writing, producing and directing. Participants will then perform skits, videotape scenes and review the performances. 7 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 301-600-6329.

Wednesday 5

CHILDREN'S LIBRARY STORY TIMES, for children 3-5 accompanied by an adult, a librarian reads short stories, plays music and leads activities to help develop reading skills. 10:30 a.m. at three locations: Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065; C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-600-1373; Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick, 301-600-7000. Free.

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