Thursday 2

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 Arts Public 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 Arts Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-1630; and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and Wednesdays, through Oct. 14, Middletown branch library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown, registration required, 301-371-7560. Free.

Friday 3

LUNCHTIME CONCERT, klezmer and jazz music by the Alexandria Kleztet, bring a bag lunch and dancing shoes; cookies and Italian ice available. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630, Ext. 3.

Saturday 4

FREDERICK CIVIL WAR PORTRAYAL, Karen Thyer of Images as Living Historians presents a program on Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke, who served as a nurse and hospital matron in Union hospitals and became known by the troops as "Mother Bickerdyke." 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. $6.50; seniors, $6; ages 10-16, $4.50; ages 9 and younger, free. 301-695-1864.

Sunday 5

FREDERICK SINGLES DANCE, music by a disc jockey, snacks and a cash bar. 6:30-11 p.m., Holiday Inn, Francis Scott Key Mall, routes 85 and 355, Frederick. $6. 301-682-6174.

Monday 6

BRUNSWICK STORY TIME, for children age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Two by Two." 10:30 a.m. Mondays, through Oct. 4, Brunswick branch library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

Tuesday 7

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).

THURMONT STORY TIME, for children age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Stories Two-gether." 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Thurmont branch library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

EMMITSBURG STORY TIME, for children age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Two-Terrific." 10:30 a.m. the first, second and third Tuesdays of each month, Emmitsburg branch library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free. 301-447-2682.

STORY TIME THEATER PARTICIPATION, for all ages, learn parts, make props and costumes, reading required. 6 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 7; performance, 6 p.m. Oct. 7, Brunswick branch library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

FREDERICK GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for people who have experienced the death of a loved one, Genesis Support Group, a self-help organization. 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 youth-oriented programs, ideas and books. 3:15 p.m. Tuesday and Sept. 21, Middletown branch library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

FREDERICK FINANCIAL LECTURE, learn about basic legal and financial requirements for starting a business, sponsored by Maryland Small Business Development Center. 6:30-8:30 p.m., C. Burr Arts Public Library, business resource center, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1367.

THURMONT BEDTIME STORIES, for children all ages with an adult, bring a pillow and a stuffed animal and wear pajamas. 6:30 p.m., Thurmont branch library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

DOWN'S SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP, for parents of children with Down's syndrome. 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month, the Arc of Frederick County, 620A Research Dr., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-473-4535.

YOUTH BOOK CLUB TALK, Kate DiCamillo's "The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread." 7 p.m., Brunswick branch library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free; registration required. 301-834-9065.

Wednesday 8

PHOTO WORKSHOP, create keepsake albums with Marilyn Lindsey, bring six-eight photos of one event. 7-8 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

Thursday 9

FREDERICK COMPUTER CLASS, for first-time PC users, learn how to use the mouse and monitor. 9-10 a.m. Sept. 9, 10 and 11, C. Burr Arts Public Library, business resource center, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1373, Ext. 14.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIMES, for children ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Thurmont branch library, 11 Water St., Thurmont, 301-271-7721; and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 6, Brunswick branch library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065. Free; registration required.

HOME-BUYING SEMINAR, learn how to buy a home with free gift money for closing costs and down payment, sponsored by Nehemiah Corporation of America. 7 -- 8 p.m., C. Burr Arts Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 800-523-1069, Code 325.

COOKING WITH HERBS, Sandy Corridon of Maryland Cooperative Extension demonstrates herbal cooking. 7 p.m., Emmitsburg branch library, 101 Silo Hill Rd., Emmitsburg. Free; registration required. 301-447-2682.

MIDDLETOWN BOOK TALK, Jhumpa Lahiri's "Interpreter of Maladies: Stories." 7:30 p.m., Middletown branch library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

LIBRARY STORY TIMES, for all ages. 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Oct. 7, Brunswick branch library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, 301-834-9065; 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, registration required, 301-845-8880. Free.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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