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Freedom BANG Class —10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, through Aug. 26, Walkersville Library, 2 S. Glade Road, Walkersville. Pre-choreographed fusion of boxing, HIIT, hip-hop, world dance, optional weighted gloves and just a touch of attitude. Wide range of intensity options. Free. 301-600-8200 or fcpl.org.
Sol Yoga Class — 6 p.m. July 17, Walkersville Branch Library, 2 S. Glade Road, Walkersville. Free. Ages 21 and older. 301-600-8200 or fcpl.org.
Senior Fit: Zumba Gold Class — 1 to 2 p.m. July 23, Walkersville Branch Library, 2 S. Glade Road, Walkersville. Low intensity, fun workout. 21 and older. Free. 301-600-8200 or fcpl.org.
Tea Tasting: Herbs for Mental Health — 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 29, The Common Market Co-op, 927 W. Seventh St., Frederick. Learn about plant allies that may help cope with stress, grief and anxiety. $20 to $40. commonmarket.coop.
Brain Health Breakthroughs — 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Institute for Learning in Retirement at FCC, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. Presents the latest in brain health research over the past 10 years. $69 or less. Register at https://tinyurl.com/38z4822s. More info at 240-624-2732.
Heartsaver CPR/First Aid/AED Adult, Child, Infant, for the Layperson — one-day sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 5, Sept. 8, Oct. 7, Nov. 3 and Dec. 2, at Frederick Community College — Monroe Center, 200 Monroe Ave., Frederick. $85. Register at frederick.edu/CPR. 240-629-7907.
50+ Latest in Research & Treatment for Alzheimer’s Prevention — 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9, Middletown Public Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Learn more about Alzheime’rs and dementia science, risk factors for all dementia, highlights in early detection and diagnosis, latest advances in clinical trials, treatments and lifestyle interventions. 301-600-7560 or fcpl.org.
50+ Medicare: Intro & Updates — 1 p.m. Sept. 20, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. Brad Petersen, director of resource & service navigation from the Frederick County Division of Aging & Independence, will help Medicare beneficiaries, family members and caregivers understand Medicare benefits, bills and Medicare rights. Will also touch on current events with Medicare and related benefits, including the Public Health Emergency unwinding. Free. 301-600-7560 or fcpl.org.
50+ Fall Prevention Strategies — 1 p.m. Oct. 18, Middletown Branch Library, 101 Prospect St., Middletown. This presentation will help you identify your personal risk factors and provide a functional assessment. You will leave equipped with the personalized knowledge and skills to reduce your risk of falling so you can live a confident and active lifestyle. Presented by Dr. Bernadette Schwai, Physical Therapist & Personal Trainer, Thrive Physical Therapy. Free. 301-600-7560 or fcpl.org.
Exercise — 8:50 a.m. Mondays, William R. Talley Rec Center, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. With the Senior Rec Council. $2 per session. 301-695-1785.
16th Annual Frederick Community Health Fair — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7, Frederick High School, 650 Carroll Parkway, Frederick. With medical service providers, local businesses, organizations for free medical screenings, food distribution, COVID-19 vaccinations, flu shots, family-friendly activities and more. Presented by Asian American Center of Frederick and Frederick Health. Free. [email protected].
Call 800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org/make-donation to schedule appointments or to verify blood drive will be taking place. Call the Frederick American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, to schedule appointments for blood, double red cells and apheresis donations. Schedule subject to change.
July 17 — 12:30 to 6 p.m., Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Co. Activities Grounds, 1008 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings — No dues or fees. For times and locations, call 301-662-0544.
Cancer Support Group — 6:30 to 8 p.m., first and third Wednesday of the month, St. Joseph on Carrollton Manor Parish Center, 5843 Manor Woods Road, Frederick. Open to all who have or had cancer, are a caretaker, a loved one or are in any way affected by cancer. 301-641-4431 or [email protected].
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) 12-Step Meeting — 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Zion Lutheran Church, 107 W. Main St., Middletown. Contact Deb B. at [email protected] for entrance code and more information.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous — 9 a.m. Saturdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick St., Frederick. A free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia. For more information or a list of additional meetings throughout the U.S. and the world, call 781-932-6300 or locally at 757-506-4118. foodaddicts.org.
Head, Neck and Mouth Cancer Support Group — 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Contact Judy Churco at 301-631-8159 for more information and meeting location.
Moms Helping Moms Peer Support Group — 6 to 7:15 p.m. Mondays, , via Zoom. For mothers who have lost a child to overdose, SUD or alcohol. Professionally supported by Frederick Health Hospice. 301-455-5378, 301-514-3546 or [email protected].