February

1…… Parachute Play (ages 3-5), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 10:30 a.m. Movement, singing & games around parachute. 301-600-7201.

1,2… Daddy Daughter Dance, The Null Bldg. at The Frederick Fairgrounds, 797 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Frederick Co. Parks & Rec. Feb. 1: 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Feb. 2: 4-6 p.m. & 7:30-9:30 p.m. Ages 4-12. $60/couple ($30 for ea. additional child). Advanced registration required: 301-600-2936.

2…… Story Time, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 11:15 a.m. 717-794-2240. Also: Feb. 9, 16, 23.

3…… Sunday Funday (ages 0-10), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 2-4 p.m. Activities, crafts & more. 301-600-7201.

4…… Served with Grace Free Community Meal (first Monday each month), Graceham Moravian Church, 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd., Thurmont. 5:30-7 p.m. 301-271-2379. All invited.

4…… Zumba Gold (Senior Version), Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10:15-11 a.m.  $24/8 sessions or $5/session. 301-271-7911. Also:  Feb. 11, 18, 25.

4…… Free Movie:  Miracles from Heaven, 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m. 301-271-7911.

4…… Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 6-7:30 p.m. 301-271-4511.

4…… Story Time, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 4:30 p.m. Immediately followed by Legos and Wee Build Imagineering until 5:30 p.m. 717-794-2240. Also: Feb. 11, 25.

4…… Free Glade Valley VITA Tax Prep at Seton Center, 226 East Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg. Also: Feb. 11 & 18. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Required: make appt. 301-845-0042; bring photo ID, Social Security documents, 2018 income and deduction documents & 2017 tax return.

5…… Exercise w/Alice Eyler (every Tues.), Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 9:30-10 a.m. $ donation. 301-271-7911. Also:  Feb. 12, 19, 26.

5…… Line Dancing, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10-11 a.m. Free. 301-271-7911. Also:  Feb. 12, 19, 26.

6…… Free Blood Pressure Checks by Right At Home, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 301-271-7911.

6…… 50/50 Bingo, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m. Open to public. Must be 18 to play Bingo. $5 to play, specials, pickle jar; $1 coverall last game. Free snacks. 301-271-7911. Also: Feb. 20.

6…… Coffee Club, Community Room, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 4-5:30 p.m. Coffee, tea, puzzles, board games, coloring books, etc. Food donations appreciated. 717-794-2240. Also: Feb. 13, 20, 27.

6…… VITT (Very Important Teens & ‘Tweens) Night, Community Room, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6-7:30 p.m. Wii, board games, puzzles, snacks, movies, make movies, etc. 717-794-2240. Also: Feb. 20, 27.

6…… Horse Night (grades 1-6), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Horse activities/see real horse equipment. 301-600-7201.

7…… STEM Night: Drop-In STEM Lab (ages 4-18), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6 p.m. 301-600-7201.

7…… Memory Café, Sponsored this month by Shepherd’s Staff, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. Noon-2 p.m. Free lunch & activity. Register: 301-271-7911.

8…… Storyland: A Sensory Storytime for Little Ones (ages birth-3), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 10:15 a.m. In partnership w/Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program. 301-600-7201.

8…… Play Date! Playgroup for Little Ones (ages birth-3), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 10:45 a.m. Hosted by Thurmont Regional Library and Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program. 301-600-7201.

9…… Valentine’s Dinner, Keysville Grace United Church of Christ, 2060 Keysville-Bruceville Rd., Keymar, MD. 4 p.m.; 5:30 p.m.; 7 p.m. $15/person. Limited seating. Reservations required (RSVP by Feb. 5): Mike Duble 410-984-3237 or Khalie Smith 301-401-1027.

9…… Chess Club, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn, play, or sharpen skills. All ages & skill levels welcome. 301-600-7201.

9…… Free Seminar: “Pruning Your Garden,” UME Office, 330 Montevue Ln., Frederick, MD. 10 a.m.-noon. Pre-register: 301-600-3576.

9…… Valentine Bingo, Mother Seton School, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; games 7 p.m. Featuring Vera Bradley and Coach (20 games). $20 in advance; $25 at door. Terry 301-447-3161. Snow date: Feb. 16.

9…… Boy Scout Troop 1011 Luncheon & Silent Auction Fundraiser, Thurmont American Legion, 8 Park Ln., Thurmont, MD. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Must be present at 2 p.m. to collect winnings. Luncheon items avail. for purchase. Fundraiser to raise money for Troop’s trip to Philmont Scout Ranch in Aug. 2019. Wyatt Mullican 240-818-8499 or esp270dawn@gmail.com.

9…… Fried Oyster & Turkey Dinner, Saint John’s Lutheran Church, Creagerstown Parish Hall, 8619 Black’s Mill Rd., Creagerstown, MD. Noon-5 p.m. $20/adult; $7/ages 6-12; Free/ages under 6. Carryout: $21. 301-898-5167.

9…… Bingo, St. Anthony’s Upper Hall, 16150 St. Anthony Rd, Emmitsburg. Doors open 5 p.m., games begin 6:30 p.m. Benefits St. Anthony Cemetery (cleaning/repairing headstones).

10…. Is There Really Ever a “Free Lunch”? Grants for Home-Buying, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 1 p.m. Explore which home-buying grants are available to you. 301-600-7201.

11…. Free Movie:  A Walk in the Woods, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m. 301-271-7911.

11…. Special Movie Presentation: Ant Man and the Wasp (Rated PG 13), Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6 p.m. 717-794-2240.

12…. Scherenschnitte Class w/Bill Hammann, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6-7 p.m. All ages welcome (children must be accompanied by adult). Please bring knife/board if participated previously.  717-794-2240.

12…. STEM Night: Owls (ages 4-18), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Dissect owl pellets & learn about owls from Cunningham Falls State Park Naturalist. 301-600-7201.

12…. Author Event (adults): In Carrie’s Footprints with Jack McBride White, Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 7-8:30 p.m. Author Jack McBride White and Warren Dorsey share compelling story of Warren’s amazing family and his rise from poverty. 301-600-7201.

12…. Mother Seton School Take-a-Tour Tuesday, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Applications for 2019-2020 now being accepted. admissions@mothersetonschool.org.

13…. Art Elements (grades 3-6), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 2-3:30 p.m. Opportunities to create own examples. Also: Feb. 20. 301-600-7201.

13…. Board at the Library (grades 6-12), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6 p.m. Play board games. 301-600-7201.

13…. Talent Show, Hosted by Catoctin High School Performing Arts Department, Catoctin High School, Sabillasville Rd., Thurmont. Celebrating Catoctin High School’s 50th anniversary. 7 p.m. Students & staff members perform/demonstrate their talents; YOU get to vote for winners! Tickets sold at door: $5. Proceeds to Catoctin drama program.

13…. Special Movie for Teen Night: 10 Things I Hate About You (Rated PG), Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. Due to mature language & themes, permission slips are required. Pick up slip at library front desk. 717-794-2240.

13…. Mother Seton School Presents Happy Hearts Tiny Tots Program, 100 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Free. Ages 2-5. RSVP: Laurie Szukalski 301-447-3165 or email admissions@mothersetonschool.org by Feb. 8.

14…. “My Tragic Valentine,” Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. Old-time storytelling. 6 p.m. 717-794-2240.

14…. Sweethert Day—Parent’s Night Out, Children’s Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. 5-9 p.m. $14. Ages 4-11. Advance register: 301-600-2936 or www.recreater.com.

14…. Chocolate Lovers Unite! (grades 6-12), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6 p.m. Tasting games, trivia, cupcakes & candy. 301-600-7201.

14…. Valentine Ice Cream Social & Monthly Birthday Party,  Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 12:30 p.m. Birthday people get picture taken for Senior Moments in The Catoctin Banner. Cake & ice cream. All seniors welcome. Call day before to order lunch ($6). 301-271-7911.

15…. Marie Free Doing Seated Massage, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $1/minute; walk-in no appt. needed. 301-271-7911.

16…. Valentine Dance, 17701 Creamery Rd., Emmitsburg. Doors open 4 p.m.; dinner served 5 p.m.; dancing 7-11 p.m. $15/person; $25/couple. BYOB w/setups provided. Raffles and adult games; music by The Special Delivery Band. Tickets: Melissa Wetzel 301-447-3797; visit 301 W. Main St., Emmitsburg; email melissawetzelcpa@verizon.net.

16 … Free Seminar: “Basic Vegetable Gardening & Seed Starting,” UME Office, 330 Montevue Ln., Frederick, MD. 10 a.m.-noon. Pre-register: 301-600-3576.

16…. Benefit Tea, International Community Church, 123 Byte Dr., Frederick, MD. 2-4 p.m. All monies raised go to the Patty Pollatas Fund for Kinna Strong of Thurmont. 2-4 p.m. $25/person. Tea, games, silent auction, prizes & more. VendorsMeredyth Shaw 717-794-2615 or meredythshaw@gmail.com.

18…. Reading/Simple Crafts/Games Activity w/Thurmont Regional Library Teen Club & Children &  Seniors, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-2:30 p.m. Seniors sign up at center. 301-271-7911.

18…. School’s Out: LEGO(R) Build (grades K-5), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 301-600-7201.

18…. Minute to Win It (grades 6-12), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 10:30 a.m. Compete in 60-second challenges to test your skills. 301-600-7201.

18…. Winter Carnival (ages 3-10), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 10:30 a.m. Fun/games to celebrate winter. 301-600-7201.

19…. Pauline’s Pals, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3 p.m. Crafters needed to make favors for next year’s Christmas party; all supplies provided. Followed by other craft projects. Meets third Tues. of each month. 301-271-7911.

19…. Zero (our wonder therapy dog) “Doghouse Sessions,” Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 717-794-2240.

19…. The Summit Stitchers Quilt Club, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 5:30 p.m. New members/new projects always welcome. Any skill level may attend. 717-794-2240.

19…. Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 10-11:30 a.m. 301-271-4511.

21…. Thurmont Addiction Commission (TAC) Speaker Series: Pain Management, Thurmont Town Office, 615 E. Main St., Thurmont. 7 p.m. Free and open to everyone. Speaker: Terry Austin, owner of Austin Addiction and Mental Health. 240-285-8079.

21…. The Dining Car Food Club, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6 p.m. This month’s theme: Chocolate. Please bring dish to share. 717-794-2240.

22…. Elly Williams, Senior Services Division, Free half-hour Meeting to Discuss Senior Programs, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. Call to schedule appt.: 301-271-7911.

22…. St. John’s Christian Preschool, 15 North Church St., Thurmont. 9-10 a.m. See school, meet faculty & get registration info. 301-271-4109.

23…. Annual ESP Showcase Fundraiser, Marion Burk Knott Auditorium, Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg. 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets: $10/adult; $5/student. Featuring Maggie Kudirka “The Bald Ballerina.” 301-271-7458.

23…. Free Seminar: “Building Native Bee Houses,” UME Office, 330 Montevue Ln., Frederick, MD. 10 a.m.-noon. Pre-register: bit.ly/FCMG-Bees-02232019 or  301-600-3576.

23…. Check and Shine Event, Thurmont Smiles Dental Office, 100 S. Center St., Thurmont. Limited to 20 children, ages 4-12. Appt. only 301-304-7292; thurmontsmiles.com;thurmontsmiles@gmail.com. Free.

23…. Frederick Woman’s Civic Club, Inc.’s 58th Annual Mardi Gras “A Jazzy Night for Caring and Sharing” Semi-formal Event, Clarion Inn Frederick, 5400 Holiday Dr., Frederick, MD. 6-11 p.m. $75/person. Benefits James M. Stockman Cancer Institute, local scholarships, non-profits & historic preservation. www.FWCCINC.ORG or 301-663-5875.

23…. Dramatic Play Group (ages 2-6), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 11 a.m. 301-600-7201.

23…. R.E.A.D.® with Wags for Hope (grades K-5), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 11 a.m. Children read to Reading Education Assistance Dogs. 301-600-7201.

23…. Photo Fun (grades 6-12), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 2-3:30 p.m. Learn basic photo editing techniques/create picture frame. 301-600-7201.

23…. Bull & Oyster Feed, Union Bridge Fire Company, 8 Locust St., Union Bridge, MD. 5-8 p.m. $40/person. 443-340-9421.

24…. Open Memory Lab (adults), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 2-4 p.m. Use our equipment to convert your photos/analog home videos to digital formats. Lab volunteers available to help. Project made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Maryland State Department of Education. 301-600-7201.

25…. Curious Minds: Stroke (adults), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 2 p.m. Katie Hall, MSN/RN, from Frederick Memorial Hospital discusses risk factors, signs & symptoms of stroke and how best to respond to them. 301-600-7201.

25…. Free Movie: The Shack, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main St., Thurmont. 1-3:13 p.m. 301-271-7911.

25…. Clothes Closet, Thurmont United Methodist Church, 13880 Long Rd., Thurmont. 6-7:30 p.m. 301-271-4511.

25…. “Summit Radio” Plays On, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6:30 p.m. Travel back to yesteryear when families gathered around the radio; featuring Sam Spade & Sherlock Holmes for whodunits. 717-794-2240.

26…. New Knitting Club, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6 p.m. 717-794-2240.

27…. 500 Card Game, Thurmont Sr. Ctr., 806 E. Main Street, Thurmont. 6-9 p.m. $2/player. Every fourth Wed. February and March. 301-271-7911.

27…. Sixth Annual Heritage Food Luncheon in Commemoration of Black History Month, Harriet Chapel Parish Hall, 12625 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont. 11 a.m. Traditional recipes researched/prepared by Silver Oak Academy students. Reading of names of enslaved workers at Catoctin Furnace. Free & open to public. Sponsored by Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc., Harriet Chapel, Cunningham Falls State Park & Silver Oak Academy. RSVPs appreciated: 443-463-6437 or tdonnelly@catoctinfurnace.org. www.catoctinfurnace.org.

27…. Teen Advisory Board (grades 6-12), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6 p.m. Gain leadership experience/discuss what the library can do for you. 301-600-7201.

27…. Free Dental Workshop (offered by DePaul Dental Health Club): Resources for Health Savings, Seton Center, 226 East Lincoln Ave., Emmitsburg. 1:30-3 p.m. Free & open to public. Registration required: 301-447-6102 x20.

28…. Digital Learning Days (grades K-12), Thurmont Regional Library, 76 E. Moser Rd., Thurmont. 6 p.m. Virtual reality, robots, 3D printing & more. 301-600-7201.

28…. The Train of Thought Book Club, Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, 13676 Monterey Ln., Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 6 p.m. This month’s book discussions: George and Barbara Bush: A Great American Love Story by Ellie LeBlond Sosa and Kelly Anne Chase and America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.  717-794-2240.

28…. Yard Sale at Elias Lutheran Church, 100 W. North Ave., Emmitsburg. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Also March 1-2). Easter/spring things, clothing, books, kitchenware & more. 301-447-6239.

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