Thursday 19

MOUNT AIRY GOLF TOURNAMENT, ongoing registration for Sept. 10 tournament, includes green fees, cart, range balls, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner and a $35 tax deduction donation, sponsored by the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company. Registration, 7 a.m. Sept. 10; shotgun, 8 a.m., the Links at Challedon, 6166 Challedon Cir., Mount Airy. Each person, $75; foursome, $300; registration required. 301-829-0100, Ext. 31, or visit www.mavfc.org.

FREDERICK COMPUTER CLASS, one-hour classes. 9 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES, for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg, 301-447-2682; 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-1630; and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and Wednesdays, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown, 301-371-7560. Free.

WALKERSVILLE SUMMER STORY TIMES, for all ages. 10:30 a.m. today, Wednesday and Aug. 26, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. Free. 301-845-8880.

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

KNITTING CLUB, for teenagers and adults of all skill levels, learn about basic knitting stitches, share skills and information and trade yarn. 4 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free. 301-447-2682.

WALKERSVILLE BOOK TALK, Geraldine Brooks's "Year of Wonders," a novel about the 1666 plague in England. 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

HOME-BUYING SEMINAR, learn how to buy a home with free gift money for closing costs and down payment, sponsored by Nehemiah Corp. of America, a community development corporation specializing in homeownership, affordable housing and community development. 7-8 p.m., Upcounty Regional Center Germantown, 12900 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown. Free; registration required. 800-523-1069, code 325.

Friday 20

THURMONT STORY TIME, for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult, "Got a Little One Going to School for the First Time." 10-10:45 a.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

Saturday 21

SINGLE ADOPTIVE PARENTS SUPPORT, for single parents and their adopted children, sponsored by Frank Adoption Center. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Staley Park, 1000 Motter Ave., Frederick (rain location, Magnetic Devices building lobby, 712 Northeast St., Frederick); other meetings, the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, at varying locations. Free. 301-682-5025.

K-9 COPS DEMONSTRATION, Frederick police officer Chuck Zang and his K-9 police dog companion demonstrate teamwork. 11 a.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free; registration required. 301-447-2682.

Monday 23

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. Monday, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065; and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg, 301-447-2682. Free.

FREDERICK GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for people who have experienced the death of a loved one, Genesis Support Group, a self-help organization. 7-8:45 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick. Free. 301-698-3033.

STAMPING & SCRAPBOOK WORKSHOP, rubber stamping and scrapbooking by Flo Vincent, "Stampin' Up." 7 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free; registration required. 301-834-9065.

Tuesday 24

DISABLED ADULTS SUPPORT GROUP, a discussion of parenting concerns, including discipline, nutrition and medical, schooling and neighborhood issues; meet other parents facing the same issues. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, the Arc of Frederick County, 620A Research Dr., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-663-0909 or 301-663-0936 (TDD).

STORY TIMES, for all ages. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, 301-845-8880; and 7 p.m. Tuesdays, C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-1630. Free.

Wednesday 25

WALKERSVILLE SUMMER STORY TIME, for all ages. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Aug. 26, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St. Free. 301-845-8880.

WALKERSVILLE YOUTH DISCUSSION, for students in grades 4-8 and their parents or guardians, Generations Book Club; discussion of values and experiences passed from one generation to another; includes snacks. 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

BRUNSWICK BOOK TALK, Yann Martel's novel "Life of Pi." 7:30 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

Thursday 26

MIDDLETOWN GENEALOGY CLUB, for teenagers and adults, trace ancestors through the Internet and printed sources, learn about the library's AncestryPlus and HeritageQuest databases. 1 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

OVER-CONSUMPTION DOCUMENTARY, "Escape From Affluenza" (1997), a one-hour PBS special provides solutions to the societal problems of stress, waste, over-consumption and environmental decay; produced by Vivia Boe and John de Graaf and hosted by Wanda Urbanska. 7 p.m., C. Burr Artz Central Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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