Thursday 22CHILDREN'S STORY TIMES, for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult, a librarian reads short stories, plays music and leads activities to help develop reading skills. 10:30 a.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick, 301-600-1373; Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, 240-629-6329; Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont, 301-271-7721; and Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville, 301-845-8880. Free. CROSS GENERATIONS BOOK CLUB, for children 11 and older accompanied by an adult companion, a librarian leads a discussion of Julius Lester's "Day of Tears." 6:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-694-1630.

GENEALOGY RESEARCH, for adults and teenagers, learn about library resources that can be used to research ancestors. 7 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

Friday 23MIDDLETOWN KNITTING AND CROCHETING, instructor Virginia Bidle teaches. 2 p.m. Fridays, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

UNDERGROUND RAILROADPLAY, for children 9 and older accompanied by an adult, the Dallas Children's Theater presents the true story of a young girl's journey to freedom on the underground railroad. 7:30 p.m., Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick. $15, $13 and $10. 301-228-2828 or http://www.weinbergcenter.org.

Saturday 24BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG SHOW, for all ages, an American Kennel Club-licensed event, presented by the Potomac Valley Bernese Mountain Dog Club. Opening ceremony, obedience trials and sweepstakes trials, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; junior handler and best-of-breed competitions, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Eventplex, Building No. 9, Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; donations accepted. 301-416-0565 or http://pvbmdc.org. BREADMAKING STORY TIME, children 3 and older accompanied by an adult, a librarian leads an interactive story time, tells stories about bread and makes bread for participants. 1 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

MIDDLETOWN CHESS, for players 8 and older of all skill levels, chess player Michele Varriale teaches basics, or how to play or play better; plus competition with others. 2 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

FREDERICK KNITTING GROUP, for people of all experience levels, instruction includes basic knitting technique, the history of knitting, simple problem fixes and a yarn swap; bring yarn and needles. 2-4 p.m., Business Conference Room, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-600-1373.

Sunday 25BOWLINGAND LUNCH, for people of all ages and experience levels, includes bowling, shoes and lunch; proceeds benefit the Jeremy Foundation to help raise funds for local families of children with cancer. 1-3 p.m., Terrace Lanes Bowling Alley, 12 W. College Terr., Frederick. $20 per person or $100 per lane (up to six people). To reserve a lane, call 301-473-7584 or visit http://www.jeremyfoundation.com.

Monday 26 WORLD WAR II VETERAN DISCUSSION, a member of the Greater Emmitsburg Area Historical Society leads a discussion about Harry Jones, a Navy aviation cadet during World War II who trained at Mount Saint Mary's College. 7 p.m., Emmitsburg Community Center, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329. BRUNSWICK BOOK CLUB, a librarian leads a discussion of journalist Anderson Cooper's memoir "Dispatches From the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival." 7:30 p.m., Brunswick Branch Library, 915 N. Maple Ave. Brunswick. Free. 301-834-9065.

KIDS DENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM, for children 4 and older accompanied by an adult, a dental specialist speaks to children about dental hygiene, in acknowledgment of February as Children's Dental Health Month and Feb. 28 as National Tooth Fairy Day; children receive a reward for attending. 7-7:45 p.m., Point of Rocks Library, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks. Free. 301-874-4560.

Tuesday 27DISABLED ADULTS SUPPORT GROUP, a discussion of parenting concerns, including discipline and nutrition, plus medical, schooling and neighborhood issues; meet other parents facing the same issues. 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Arc of Frederick County, 620A Research Dr., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-663-0909 or 301-663-0936 TDD.

STROLLINGPROGRESSIVE DINNER, for adults, diners begin a meal in groups with a first-course appetizer at a participating restaurant, then walk to another downtown Frederick restaurant for their salad course, and so on, ending with dessert; several downtown merchants have donated gift certificates, products and chocolates for participants; proceeds benefit the Downtown Frederick Partnership to promote the city's center. 5:30 p.m., 105 N. Market St., Frederick. $100; $40 is tax-deductible. 301-698-8118 or http://www.downtownfrederick.org.

EMMITSBURG ORIGAMI CLASS, for all ages, an instructor teaches the art of Japanese paper-folding; make a box, a crane and more. 7 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free; registration required. 240-629-6329.

TRAVEL BOOK CLUB, for adults, a librarian leads a discussion of Ian McEwan's "Saturday," a novel set within a single day in the life of a successful neurosurgeon, who is concerned by the state of the world. 7-8 p.m., Small Conference Room, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-600-7000.

Wednesday 28CHAIR CANING WORKSHOP, for adults, volunteer Edna Alice Hoffman offers one-on-one instruction on how to cane a chair. 1-2:30 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560. URBANA NIGHTTIME STORY TIME, for children of all ages and their adult companions, a librarian leads a story time with books, music and other activities; children may wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal. 6:30 p.m., Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. Free. 301-600-7000.

CROSS GENERATIONS BOOK CLUB, for children ages 10-13 with an adult companion, a librarian leads a discussion of Ridley Pearson's adventure novel "The Kingdom Keepers," about a 13-year-old boy and his friends who become holograms at a popular Florida theme park. 7 p.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 57 W. Frederick St., Walkersville. Free; registration required. 301-845-8880.

Thursday 1THURMONT KNITTING AND CROCHETING, for people of all skill levels, bring needles, yarn and works in progress. 7 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

-- Compiled by LISA M. BOLTON

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