Friday 29 FREDERICK MEDICINE MUSEUM, exhibits illustrating the medical story of the Civil War. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (closed Thanksgiving Day), 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; ages 10-16, $4.50; 9 and younger, free. 301-695-1864.

Saturday 30 BRUNSWICK RAILROAD MUSEUM, a large HO-scale model railroad layout, a Victorian Christmas display, a new social history exhibit, a visit with St. Nicholas, caroling and music, lunch, cider and hot cocoa available for purchase and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Brunswick Railroad Museum, 40 W. Potomac St. Ages 13-59, $5; 60 and older, $4; ages 6-12, $2.50; 5 and younger, free. 301-834-7100.

Sunday 1 FIRE COMPANY OPEN HOUSE, the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual Fire Safety Open House, children's activities, photo opportunities with Santa and door prizes. 1-4 p.m., Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company, 702 N. Main St., Mount Airy. Christina Gue, 301-829-0100, Ext. 20.

FREDERICK SINGLES DANCE, for ages 25 and older, with music by a disc jockey, snacks, cash bars, a no-denim dress code, sponsored by Frederick Singles. 6:30-10 p.m., FSK Holiday Inn, Routes 355 and 85, Frederick. $6. 301-682-6174.

WOODSBORO BREAKFAST BUFFET, all you can eat eggs, fried ham, sausage, sausage gravy, home fries, French toast, pancakes, juices and fruit. 7:30 a.m.-noon, Woodsboro Volunteer Fire Co. Activities Complex, 10307 Coppermine Rd. $5. 301-898-5100.

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

Monday 2 FREDERICK STORY TIME, for children age 2 with an adult, "Cozytime" stories. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; preregistration required. 301-694-1630.

Tuesday 3 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.

FREDERICK PLANETARIUM SHOW, for all ages; eighth-graders and younger children must be accompanied by an adult. "The Story of the Star," a holiday program discussing several astronomical theories for the Star of Bethlehem, plus discussion of holiday customs; 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 Tuesday, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17. Earth and Space Science Laboratory, Frederick Elementary School (use the back entrance, School Building B), 250 Madison St., Frederick. $1 per person. 240-236-2694.

FREDERICK STARLIGHT STORY TIME, for all ages. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, through Feb. 25 (no program on Jan. 21 or Feb. 18), C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

WALKERSVILLE HOLIDAY MAGIC, for all ages, a magic presentation by Joe Hackett. 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. Free; preregistration required. 301-845-8880.

MIDDLETOWN YOUTH ADVISORY, for youths 11-15, the Young Adult Advisory Group meets to discuss library programs, ideas and books of interest to young people. 3:15 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St. Free. 301-371-7560.

Wednesday 4 PARENTAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for bereaved parents, the Compassionate Friends-Frederick Chapter; no religious affiliation. 7:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, W. Patrick Street and Kline Boulevard, Frederick. Free. 301-662-5511 or 301-662-4413.

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

BRUNSWICK PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for children 3-6. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, through Dec. 18, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. Free. 301-834-9065.

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 (no program Nov. 28), Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St. Free. 301-371-7560.

WALKERSVILLE YOUTH ADVISORY, for students in grades 6-12, Say WAT? (Walkersville, Advisory and Teens) helps plan library programs; snacks provided. 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month (no meeting in January), Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. Free. 301-845-8880.

EMMITSBURG STORY TIME, for children 3-5 with an adult. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd. Free. 301-447-2682.

Thursday 5 HOLIDAY CONFECTIONS WORKSHOP, for adults, kitchen consultant Jan Coffey demonstrates how to make holidays treats. 10:30 a.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. Free; preregistration required. 301-834-9065.

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

-- Christine Swerda

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