Thursday 21

THORPEWOOD KIDS NATURE PROGRAM, for ages 3-5, a nature-oriented story program, including a craft, activity and snack; sponsored by Emmitsburg and Thurmont branch libraries and the ThorpeWood Nature Retreat. 1 p.m., ThorpeWood, 12805-A Mink Farm Rd., Thurmont. Free; registration required. 301-271-2823.

EMMITSBURG KNITTING CIRCLE, for adults and teenagers of all skill levels. Make scarves, and shawls; bring needles and yarn. 4 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

Friday 22

STORYBOOK CHARACTER VISITS. The children's book character Curious George, created by Hans and Margret Rey, visits the library; bring a camera. 2 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

MIDDLETOWN JUNIOR BOOK CLUB, for ages 7-11. Bring a friend and a book. 2 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

Saturday 23

FREDERICK E-MAIL CLASS, for adults. Learn to communicate with family and friends by e-mail; get started with your own e-mail account. 8:55 a.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

MUSIC IN THE PARK, Anna McCulloch and the Home Comfort Bluegrass Band perform. 6 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300A S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

Monday 25

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

Tuesday 26

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.

WALKERSVILLE HAWAIIAN LUAU, for ages 6-11, learn to hula, listen to a folktale and enjoy other activities. 1:30 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

WALKERSVILLE MUSIC PROGRAM, sing along with Jim Hossick, aka Kidsinger Jim, at a "Positive-Ly Fun Rock Concert." 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

Wednesday 27

BRUNSWICK BOOK TALK. Alan Lightman's novel "Einstein's Dreams." 7:30 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

-- Compiled by TINA TOLL

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