Thursday 14 THURMONT PARK CELEBRATION, birthday cake and a program of events in Catoctin Mountain Park's history, the final event of the park's year-long observance of its 65 years of National Park Service stewardship. 1 p.m., Visitor Center, Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Rd., Thurmont. Admission, free. 301-663-9388.

FREDERICK MEDICINE MUSEUM, exhibits illustrating the medical story of the Civil War. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. $6.50; ages 60 and older, $6; 10-16, $4.50; 9 and younger, free. 301-695-1864.

BRUNSWICK STORY TIME, for all ages. 7 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. Free. 301-834-9065.

EMMITSBURG STORY TIME, for children 3-5 with an adult. 10:30 a.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd. Free. 301-447-2682.

FREDERICK STORY TIME, for children 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

Friday 15 BRUNSWICK MYSTERY NIGHT, for students in sixth grade and higher, "Hot Times at Hollywood High," solve the mystery of how a fire got started in the science lab of a fictional high school during its "Most Likely" Club banquet and find test answers missing from the principal's office. 6 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. Free; preregistration required. 301-834-9065.

Saturday 16 THURMONT ORIENTEERING CLASSES, an indoor slide program introducing maps and their components as well as an orienteering compass, followed by a short outdoor course requiring participants to go off-trail in varied terrain. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather; maps and compasses provided for the day. Class size is limited. 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Catoctin Mountain Park Visitors Center, 6602 Foxville Rd., Thurmont. Free; preregistration required. 301-663-9388.

MYERSVILLE COUNTRY BREAKFAST, all-you-can-eat buffet, with eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, potatoes, fruit, French toast and more, plus coffee and juice, 6-11 a.m. the third Saturday of each month, sponsored by the Myersville Volunteer Fire Company, 301 Main St., Myersville. $7; children 6-12, $3.50; 5 and younger, free. 301-293-9817.

ROHRERSVILLE OYSTER SUPPER, oysters, ham and turkey, bring containers for carryouts, sponsored by the Rohrersville Ruritan Club. 2-5 p.m., Rohrersville Ruritan School, four miles south of Boonsboro, off Route 67 (Rohrersville Road), look for sign. $12; children 6-12, $6; 5 and younger, free. 301-432-8517 or 301-733-8741.

LIBRARY STORYTELLER, for all ages, storyteller Kit Bloom, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., 301-371-7560; and 7 p.m. Nov. 21, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., 301-834-9065. Free.

Sunday 17 ANTIETAM BATTLEFIELD HIKE, "Another Lost Opportunity: George Greene at Antietam," a 1.5-mile battlefield hike following the action surrounding Greene's Division of the Union Twelfth Corps. Wear appropriate footwear for going through tall grass and plowed fields; all hikes will go on rain or shine. Hike will begin and end at the visitor center. 1-3 p.m., Antietam National Battlefield, Route 65, one mile north of Sharpsburg. $3; ages 16 and younger, free; all programs subject to change, check before attending any special events. 301-432-5124.

FREDERICK BUFFET BREAKFAST, a country-style buffet to benefit American Legion FSK Post 11. 8:30-11:30 a.m., American Legion FSK Post 11, 1450 Taney Ave., Frederick. $7; children 6-12, $3.50; 5 and younger, free. 301-662-9345.

LIBERTYTOWN COUNTRY BREAKFAST, a buffet, with sausage, scrapple, hominy, eggs, French toast, pancakes, biscuits, potatoes, sausage gravy, fruit, cereal, coffeecake, juice, coffee, tea and milk. 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Libertytown Volunteer Fire Department, 12027 South St., Libertytown. $6; children 5-10, $3; 4 and younger, free. 301-898-9193.

MOUNT AIRY COUNTRY BREAKFAST, all-you-can-eat, buffet-style breakfast, pancakes, biscuits, gravy, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes, eggs, hot apples, mixed fruit, coffee, tea, orange juice and milk. 8-11:30 a.m., Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Co. Activities Building, Route 27 and Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy. $6; children 6-10, $3; 5 and younger, free. 301-829-0100.

Monday 18 FREDERICK PUPPET SHOW, for all ages, a Children's Book Week program. 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Nov. 21, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; preregistration required. 301-694-1630.

EMMITSBURG CRAFT WORKSHOP, for students in grade 5 and younger with a parent, make a craft project, then take it home for celebrations or holidays. 7 p.m. Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free; preregistration required. 301-447-2682.

THURMONT INFANT STORY TIME, for children age 24 months and younger with an adult, the "Babies With Books" program showing how to teach children the rhythms and meanings of speech and to make connections among words, pictures and objects. 10:30 a.m. the third Monday of each month, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St. Free. 301-271-7721.

EMMITSBURG HISTORICAL SOCIETY, for those interested in Emmitsburg history. 7 p.m. , St. Anthony's Shrine Parish Hall, 16150 St. Anthony Rd., Emmitsburg. Free. 301-447-2682.

BUSINESS INSTITUTE FAIR, for business persons interested in contracting with the government and government procurement officials, a Procurement Fair with agencies including the Small Business Administration, the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity in Fort Detrick and the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Businesses, presented by Women's Business Institute and sponsored Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and others. Registration, 7:30-8:15 a.m.; welcome and keynote address, 8:15-9 a.m.; exhibitor networking, 9-10 a.m.; workshops: "Contracting Opportunities With the Government" or "Procurement Programs for Women and Minorities," 10-11:30 a.m.; exhibitor networking, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (lunch on your own); "Workshop II Teaming Agreements," 1:30-3 p.m.; "Workshop III, Teaming with Prime Contractors," 3:15-4:30 p.m. Holiday Inn, Route 40 W., Frederick. $55; $45 in advance. 410-756-2334.

Tuesday 19 CONSERVATION ORGANIZATION MEETING, a social and a potluck dinner, network with other conservationists and meet the board, staff and membership of the Frederick-based conservation organization Community Commons, sponsored by the organization. 7-9 p.m., Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Carroll St., Frederick. Free meeting; annual membership dues: $20; family rate, $30; business rate, $50; preregistration required by Nov. 15. 301-662-3000,

FREDERICK GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, Genesis Support Group, a self-help organization to provide support to people who have experienced the death of a loved one. 2-3:30 p.m., Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick. Free. 301-698-3031 or 301-693-3037.

BUSINESS LEADERS TALKS, Luis Lobo, Potomac regional president of Branch Banking & Trust Company, discusses how to build a great sales force, networking, the recruitment process and avoiding common mistakes made in job advertisements; plus a question-and-answer session. This is the first in the "Meet the Presidents" series of discussions with local business leaders, sponsored by Frederick County Public Libraries and the library system's Business Resource Center. 7-8:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; preregistration required. 301-694-1367.

FREDERICK PLANETARIUM SHOW, for all ages; eighth-graders and younger children must be accompanied by an adult, "The New Cosmos," an exploration of the top astronomy discoveries of the last century, first-come, first-served, doors open at 5:30 p.m. when tickets can be purchased for the 6 p.m. show or the 7:30 p.m. show, Nov. 19 and 26. Earth and Space Science Laboratory, Frederick Elementary School (use the back entrance, School Building B), 250 Madison St., Frederick. $2; students and children, $1. 240-236-2694.

WALKERSVILLE THANKSGIVING JUBILEE, for all ages, songs, stories and celebrating. 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Nov. 21. Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. Free; preregistration required. 301-845-8880.

CRAFT-MAKING WORKSHOP, for students in sixth grade and higher, make a holiday craft; snacks provided. 6:30 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd. Free; preregistration required. 301-447-2682.

Wednesday 20 CONSERVATION LECTURE, Dusty Rood and Dave Ager of Rodgers Consulting discuss "A Regional Perspective on Conservation Design," about influences on where people choose to live, work and play. The discussion is part of "Building a Greener Future for Frederick County," a program of the conservation organization Community Common. 7 p.m., Hood College Whittaker Campus Center, Campus Commons Room, 51 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. Free. 301-662-3000.

FREDERICK JAYCEES MEETING, for ages 21-39, meet people, develop skills and learn how to work for the community with the Frederick Jaycees, a leadership training organization. Orientation, 7 p.m.; membership meeting, 7:30 p.m., Brewer's Alley, 124 N. Market St., second floor, Frederick. Free. 301-663-4432 or

FREDERICK DIABETES SUPPORT, for parents of children with diabetes, a discussion of diabetes-care management. 7 p.m., Frederick Memorial Hospital Wellness Center, Francis Scott Key Mall, 5500 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. Free. 240-379-6007.

BRUNSWICK PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for children 3-6. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 20, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. Free. 301-834-9065.

FREDERICK PET BEREAVEMENT, counselors available to talk with people grieving the loss of a pet. 7-8 p.m., Frederick County Humane Society, 5712-D Industry Lane, Frederick. Free. 301-694-8300.

THURMONT STORY TIME, for all ages. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through Dec. 18, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St. Free; preregistration required. 301-271-7721.

MIDDLETOWN PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for children 3-5. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, through Dec. 12, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St. Free. 301-371-7560.

Thursday 21 MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION FORUM, discussion of issues including minority student achievement, school safety and climate and representation of minorities in the curriculum; speakers must register 10 minutes before the meeting and will be allotted up to five minutes each; sponsored by the Frederick County Board of Education's Advisory Committee on Multicultural Education. 7-8:30 p.m., 115 E. Church St., Frederick. Free. Sharon Boettinger, 301-644-5224, or Ted Luck, 301-696-6891.

MIDDLETOWN GENEALOGY WORKSHOP, teenagers and adults, learn about methods for researching a family tree including the Web site,, beginners welcome. 1 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

-- Christine Swerda

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