Thursday 13

FREDERICK COMPUTER CLASSES, for first-time adult personal computer users, learn how to use a mouse and monitor. 9-10 a.m. today, Friday and Saturday, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

THURMONT PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

WALKERSVILLE STORY TIMES, for ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. today, May 19, 20, 26 and 27, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

FREDERICK BOOK BUDDIES, for children in grades 3-5. 4 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

AUTOMATED RECORD-KEEPING CLASS, accountant Mary Crabbs discusses small business accounting software Peachtree and QuickBooks. 7-8:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1637.

BRUNSWICK STORY TIMES, for all ages. 7 p.m. Thursdays, through May 27, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

Friday 14

FREDERICK INFANT STORY TIMES, for ages 24 months and younger with an adult, the "Babies With Books" program will show how to teach children the rhythms and meanings of speech and make connections among words, pictures and objects. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Friday and May 28, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

MOUNT AIRY BINGO, dinner platter included, sponsored by the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company. Doors open, 5:30 p.m.; games, 7:30 p.m., Firemen's Activities Building, , the fire company, Twin Arch Road and Route 27, Mount Airy. $20. 301-829-0100, Ext. 19.

Saturday 15

EMMITSBURG PLANT SWAP, exchange plants for another, or make a small donation for a plant. 10 a.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Admission, free. 301-447-2682.

WALKERSVILLE FAMILY PROGRAM, for all ages, stories and songs. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

MIDDLETOWN MAGICAL FEATS, for all ages, presented by Culler Magic. 11 a.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

EMMITSBURG DINOSAUR DIG, for ages 6-11, learn about fossils. 2 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg; registration required. Free. 301-447-2682.

THURMONT PAPERCRAFT WORKSHOP, for adults, make little gift boxes. 2 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

Sunday 16

MOUNT AIRY COUNTRY BREAKFAST BUFFET, an all-you-can-eat buffet, sponsored by the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company. 7-11 a.m., Activities Building, the fire company, Twin Arch Road and Route 27, Mount Airy. Adults, $6; ages 6-10, $3. 301-829-0100, Ext. 23.

SINGLE PARENT ORIENTATION, information on discussion groups, socials, workshops, sports, children and adult activities and more, sponsored by Parents Without Partners, Chapter 60. 3-4 p.m., C. Artz Burr Library, Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-696-8660.

FREDERICK SINGLES DANCE, music by a disc jockey, snacks and a cash bar. 6:30-10 p.m., Holiday Inn, Francis Scott Key Mall, routes 85 and 355, Frederick. $6. 301-682-6174.

Monday 17

BRUNSWICK STORY TIMES, for age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Two by Two." 10:30 a.m. Monday and May 24, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

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

"TIME FOR TWOS" STORIES, for age 2 accompanied by an adult, the May series theme is "I'm Special." 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Monday and May 24, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

LARRY SHULTZ GOLF TOURNAMENT, for all ages and playing abilities, includes golf, cart, practice range, box lunch and dinner; event named for a Rockville optometrist who died March 2003 from cancer; sponsored by the Jewish Social Service Agency of Metropolitan Washington. Registration, 11:30 a.m.; tournament, 1 p.m., Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Rd., Urbana. $225; registration required. 301-816-2660 or 301-874-5400.

FOOD ADDICTS ANONYMOUS, for those concerned about their weight. 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Centennial United Methodist Church, Eight W. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-620-7004.

THURMONT BOOK TALK, Barbara Ehrenreich's "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America." 7 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

PET PRESENTATION, Dogs Deserve Better founder Tammy Sneath Grimes, discusses the plight of chained and penned dogs, sponsored by Animal Welfare League of Frederick County. 7 p.m., Frederick County Animal Control, 1832 Rosemont Ave., Frederick. Free. 301-631-3734.

Tuesday 18

THURMONT STORY TIME, for age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Stories Two-gether." 10:30 a.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

MIDDLETOWN STORY TIME, for children age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Two's Company." 10:30 a.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

EMMITSBURG STORY TIME, for children age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Two-Terrific." 10:30 a.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free. 301-447-2682.

DISABLED PARENTS SUPPORT, a discussion of parenting concerns including discipline, nutrition and medical, school and neighborhood issues; meet other parents with disabilities who are facing the same issues. 11 a.m. Tuesdays, the Arc of Frederick County, 620A Research Dr., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-663-0909 or 301-663-0936 (TDD).

FREDERICK GRIEF SUPPORT, Genesis, a self-help organization to provide support for people who have experienced the death of a loved one. 2-3:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick. Free. 301-698-3033.

MIDDLETOWN YOUTH DISCUSSION, for ages 11-15, Young Adult Advisory Group discusses programs, ideas and books. 3:15 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

WALKERSVILLE STORY TIMES, for all ages. 7 p.m. Tuesday and May 25, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

FREDERICK STORY TIMES, for all ages. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

WALKERSVILLE STORIES AND CRAFTS, for all ages, books, songs, finger plays and a craft project to take home. 7 p.m. Tuesday and May 25, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

Wednesday 19

PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES, for ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-1630; 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, through May 26, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065; 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown, 301-371-7560. Free.

WALKERSVILLE STORY TIMES, for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20 and 27, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

FREDERICK BOOK TALK, Rita Gerlach's novel "The Rebel's Pledge." 11 a.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

THURMONT STORY TIMES, for all ages, "Books Before Bedtime." 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and May 26, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

EMMITSBURG PRESCHOOL STORY TIME, for ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

PET BEREAVEMENT SESSION, for owners grieving the loss of a pet; Terry Martin and Dana Cable, professors at Hood College, discuss ways of coping. 7 p.m., Frederick County Humane Society offices, 5712-D, to Industry Lane, Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-8300.

FREDERICK YOUTH BOOK TALK, for students in grades 6-12, Tamora Pierce's "Alanna, the First Adventure." 7 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

Thursday 20

FREDERICK COMPUTER CLASS, "Encarta," learn how to access information in the library's technology center computers. 9-10 a.m. May 20, 21 and 22, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1373.

THORPE WOOD STORY PROGRAM, for ages 3-5 with an adult, nature-related stories, sponsored by Thurmont and Emmitsburg library branches. 1-2 p.m., Thorpe Wood Nature Retreat, 12805 Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-2823 or www.thorpewood.org.

WALKERSVILLE BOOK TALK, Dennis Lehane's novel "Mystic River." 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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