A calendar item in the Oct. 28 Montgomery Extra incorrectly listed a meeting of an adoptive-parents support group sponsored by the Frank Adoption Center in Frederick under today's date. The group meets the first Friday and fourth Saturday of each month. (Published 10/29/04)

Thursday 28

LIBRARY STORY TIMES. Free.

* For children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. today, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont, registration required, 301-271-7721; 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Emmitsburg Branch Library community center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, 240-629-6329; 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-694-1630.

* For all ages. 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, registration required, 301-845-8880; 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Emmitsburg Branch Library community center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, 240-629-6329; and 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Nov. 18, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, registration required, 301-834-9065.

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.

LECTURE AND DISCUSSION, a lecture on DVD from "My Favorite Universe," a series by Hayden Planetarium director Noel De Grasse Tyson followed by facilitated discussion led by Gerald Shea. 7-8:30 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

HOME BUYING SEMINAR, the process of buying a house, sponsored by Nehemiah Corp. of America, a low-income housing group. 7-8 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-694-1630. Free; registration required. 800-523-1069.

BRUNSWICK STORY TIME, for all ages. 7 p.m. Thursdays, through Nov. 18, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free; registration required. 301-834-9065.

Friday 29

ADOPTIVE PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP, for adoptive parents and their children, sponsored by Frank Adoption Center. 10 a.m.-noon, Schaeffer Center, Evangelical Lutheran Church, 26 E. Second St., Frederick (rain location, Magnetic Devices building lobby, 712 Northeast St., Frederick); other meetings, the first Friday and fourth Saturday of each month; Saturday locations vary. Free. 301-682-5025.

Saturday 30

DRESS-UP CLASS, for ages 6 and older, make costumes out of discarded materials. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

MIDDLETOWN CRAFT CLASS, for ages 5-11, make a gift out of a coffee can. 11 a.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

Monday 1

DROP-IN CRAFTS WORKSHOP, for all ages, make seasonal crafts; materials provided. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Nov. 4, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 5 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 6, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

FREDERICK STORY TIME, for age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Time for Twos: Good Morning!" 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., C. Burr Arts Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

HOMESCHOOL BOOK CLUB, for students in kindergarten through fifth grade of all reading levels, books provided. 11 a.m. the first and third Mondays of each month, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

ADOPTION 101 CLASSES, learn about "The Journeys and Joys of Adoption." 6-8:30 p.m. Mondays, through Nov. 22, Frank Adoption Center, 3 W. Church St., Frederick. $75; couples, $100; registration required. 301-682-5025.

Tuesday 2

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 age 2 accompanied by an adult, "Stories Two-gether." 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, through Nov. 30, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

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. 301-698-3030.

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.

TEEN BOOK CLUB, for students in grades 8-12; choose a book and read it before the meeting. 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month, Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

Wednesday 3

WALKERSVILLE YOUTH CLUB, for grades 6-12, the Teens and Tweens Book and Board Club, book discussion, board and card games and a snack. 3-4:30 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

THURMONT BEDTIME STORIES, for children of all ages accompanied by an adult, bring a pillow or a favorite stuffed animal and wear pajamas. 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through Nov. 30, Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St. Free. 301-271-7721.

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION MEETING, an informal and informative opportunity to meet with parents at various stages of the adoption process; families who recently traveled to Russia to adopt children talk about their experience and answer questions. 7-9 p.m., Frank Adoption Center, 3 W. Church St., Suite 2, Frederick. Free. 301-682-5025.

Thursday 4

FREDERICK STORY TIME, for ages 6-12, scary stories for Halloween. 7 p.m., C. Burr Arts Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

MIDDLETOWN ADULT BOOK TALK, Beverly Cleary's "Dear Mr. Henshaw." 7:30 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL

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