Thursday 4

LIBRARY STORY TIMES. Free.

* For 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.

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

Friday 5

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

WALKERSVILLE BOOK CLUB, discussion of Sue Monk Kidd's novel "The Secret Life of Bees." 10 a.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

Saturday 6

SINGLE ADOPTIVE PARENTS GROUP, informal gathering for single parents and their children, sponsored by the Frank Adoption Center. 10 a.m.-noon, Staley Park, 1000 Motter Ave., Frederick. Free. 301-682-5025.

BRUNSWICK COOKING CLASS, for ages 8 to adult, "Fettuccini Frenzy," make fettuccini noodles by hand. 11 a.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free; registration required. 301-834-9065.

FREDERICK CIVIL WAR HISTORY, members of the Maine Camp and Hospital Association reenact local efforts to aid soldiers during the Civil War. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-695-1864.

VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE, presentation by retired Col. William E. Weber, a decorated war veteran. 11 a.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

THURMONT CRAFT WORKSHOP, for adults, make a holiday angel ornament. 2 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

MIDDLETOWN AUTHOR TALK, Rita Gerlach, a local writer of romantic historical novels, discusses her experiences as published author of three books, two of which take place in Frederick County. 2-3 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

Sunday 7

MOUNT AIRY OYSTER AND HAM DINNER, sponsored by the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company. Noon-4 p.m., Activities Building, Twin Arch Road and Route 27, Mount Airy. $12; ages 6-12, $6. 301-829-0100.

BEALLSVILLE HAM AND OYSTER DINNER, sponsored by the Auxiliary of the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department, carryout available; baked goods, crafts and a raffle. Noon-6 p.m., the department firehouse, 19801 Beallsville Rd. (near the intersection of Routes 28 and 109). $14; ages 7-12, $7; ages 6 and younger, free; for each carryout dinner, add $1. 301-972-8888.

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 8

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.

THURMONT YOUTH BOOK TALK, for students in grades 6-8, Gail Carson Levine's novel "Ella Enchanted." 3 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-7721.

FREDERICK GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for people grieving the loss 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. 301-698-3030.

Tuesday 9

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.

HOW TO START A BUSINESS, legal and financial requirements, sponsored by the Maryland Small Business Development Center. 6:30-8:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

Wednesday 10

BRUNSWICK AFTER SCHOOL FUN, for students in kindergarten through grade 5, make crafts. 4 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

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

BRUNSWICK GROUP PLAY READING, participate in a reading from a play script, sponsored by the Brunswick Community Theatre, 7 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

WALKERSVILLE CRAFT WORKSHOP, for ages 10 through adult, make a quick and clever folding book. 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL

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