Thursday 1EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING, for individuals and small-business owners, museum executive director George Wunderlich teaches how to identify potential crises, how to write a crisis plan and how to prepare a staff for bomb threats, ice storms, fires, floods and other disasters; breakfast included. 8-11 a.m. today and April 25, May 3 and May 23. National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. $60; registration required. 301-695-1864. CHILDREN'S ART PROGRAM, for ages 1-11, bring in a work of art from home or create one during a library visit and add it to the children's wall art display. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Point of Rocks Library, 1635 Ballenger Creek Pike, Point of Rocks. Free. 301-874-4560.

YOUTH LIBRARY COUNCIL, for ages 11-14, socialize, plan library programs and have a say about what goes on at the library; plus snacks. 4-5 p.m., small conference room, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. Free. 301-600-7000.

THURMONT 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.

Friday 2MIDDLETOWN KNITTING AND CROCHETING, for people of all experience levels, taught by Virginia Bidle. 2 p.m. Fridays, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free; registration required. 301-371-7560.

DR. SEUSS READ-A-THON, for all ages, teen volunteers read from Dr. Seuss books, including "The Cat in the Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham," in observance of the 50th year of "The Cat in the Hat"; plus refreshments, games, crafts and more. 3-5 p.m., Thurmont Branch Library, 11 Water St., Thurmont. Free. 301-271-7721.

Saturday 3DATABASE MANAGEMENT TRAINING, for adult beginners, a librarian leads hands-on exercises to teach the basics of Microsoft Access software. 8:50 a.m., Technology Center, C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-600-1373. HANDIWORKWORKSHOPSERIES, for people of all experience levels who knit, crochet or stitch, led by members of Care Wear Volunteers, an organization of handiworkers who donate their projects to hospitals. 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 7 and May 5, small conference room, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. Free. 301-600-7000; patterns and information available at http://www.carewear.org or e-mail jcorazza@verizon.net.

LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM, Civil War reenactor Mark Quattrock demonstrates the challenges and accomplishments of Civil War-era surgeons, equipment available to them during the Civil War, and surgical practices. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-695-1864.

DR. SEUSS CELEBRATION, for all ages, stories and a parade; costumes and cameras encouraged; prizes awarded. 3-4 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-600-1373.

Sunday 4FREDERICK SINGLES DANCE, music by a disc jockey; snacks and a cash bar. 6:30-10 p.m., Holiday Inn, Francis Scott Key Mall, Routes 85 and 355, Frederick. $7. 301-682-6174.

Monday 5BUSINESS SERIES, for beginners, librarians Susan Gray and Terri Klco give an overview of investing, explain investor terminology and talk about stocks, bonds, mutual funds and more; a three-part series. 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 12 and 19, small conference room, Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung St., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-600-7000. MIDDLETOWN WRITERS GROUP, for adults, a writing consultant leads a class and teaches editing with group input; bring a notebook or pages of a novel in progress. 7-9 p.m., Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Free. 301-371-7560.

Tuesday 6DISABLED 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, the Arc of Frederick County, 620A Research Dr., Frederick. Free; registration required. 301-663-0909 or 301-663-0936 TDD.

SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP, Chris Olsen, Maryland Small Business Development Center counselor, leads a discussion of small-business regulatory requirements, writing business plans and legal business structures. 6:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free; reservations required. 301-694-1367.

DISABLED CHILDREN'S FATHERS SUPPORT, for fathers of children with disabilities, including new parents. 7-8:30 p.m., Rock Creek School, 191 Waverly Dr., Frederick. Free; reservations requested. 240-236-8705.

MOVIEMAKER'S CLUB, for children 11-18 accompanied by an adult; a librarian and a member of the Friends of the Library lead a program about moviemaking; participants write a script, act and help film a movie. 7-8:30 p.m., Emmitsburg Branch Library, 300 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Free. 240-629-6329.

Wednesday 7CHAIR 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. Thursday 8CELTIC MUSIC CONCERT, professional musicians Maggie Sansone, Sue Richards and Andy Garte play Celtic instrumentals and perform jigs and reels, sponsored by Emmitsburg Library. 7 p.m., Hospitality Room, Mount Saint Mary's University Knott Arena, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd., Emmitsburg. Free. 301-600-6329.

-- Compiled by LISA M. BOLTON

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