Thursday 23

LUNCH AT STORY TIME, for ages 6-7, bring a lunch, hear the story "Music in the Jungle" and participate in a craft or activity; part of the library's Brown Bag Lunch Series. 12:30-1:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

Friday 24

"CLIFFORD" VISITS FREDERICK, a chance for children to meet the big red dog; bring camera. 10 a.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

Saturday 25

RUMMAGE SALE, housewares, furniture, books, clothing, toys and more; proceeds to benefit the New Play House theater production company. 7:30-11:30 a.m., the covered pavilion at Rosedale Park, Schley Avenue near Rosemont Avenue, Frederick. Free. 301-668-8019.

BOWLING FUNDRAISER, to benefit "Mission of Mercy," a nonprofit mobile medical clinic; sponsored by Middletown High School Class of 2005. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Terrace Lanes Bowling, 12 W. College Terr., Frederick. $4.50 per game. 301-371-4011.

FREDERICK CHESS, for ages 6-14, an experienced player will teach the game, offer tips and tricks. 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m., Children's Room, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

BRUNSWICK STORY TIME, for ages 3-8, "Safari Story Time." 10:30 a.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

"CLIFFORD" VISITS MIDDLETOWN, meet the big red dog, hear Clifford stories and make an origami craft; bring camera. 11 a.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

FREDERICK ANIME CLUB, for grades 6-12, examine the comic art forms popularized in Japan and create anime comic characters. 2:30-4:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

Monday 27

FREDERICK BUSINESS LECTURE, Marie Keegin, executive director of the Frederick County Office of Economic Development, discusses Frederick's economic picture and introduces Kenneth Busz, the new Chamber of Com- merce president, who will speak on new initiatives. 7-8:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

GRIEF SUPPORT, a meeting of Genesis Support Group, for people who have experienced the death of a loved one. 7-8:30 p.m., the second and fourth Monday of each month, Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., Frederick. Free. 301-698-3037.

Tuesday 28

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.

"CLIFFORD" VISITS THURMONT, a chance for children to meet the big red dog; bring camera. 11-11:30 a.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

"CLIFFORD" VISITS WALKERSVILLE, a chance for children to meet the big red dog; bring camera. 1 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free. 301-845-8880.

FREDERICK STORYTELLING FESTIVAL, storyteller Ann Griffith shares "Wild Tales." 7 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

WILD RUMPUS NIGHT, make a "wild thing" mask, dance in a free-form "rumpus," and have a snack. 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

Wednesday 29

LUNCH AT STORY TIME, for ages 8-12, bring a lunch, hear "The Nightingale" story, and participate in a craft or activity; part of the Brown Bag Lunch Series. 12:30-1:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-694-1630.

Thursday 30

"CLIFFORD" VISITS BRUNSWICK, meet the big red dog; bring your camera. 10:30 a.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

MIDDLETOWN GENEALOGY CLUB, trace ancestors using the Internet; beginners welcome. 1 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL

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