Adventure Park Food Drive
Adventure Park USA has partnered with the Greater Urbana Food Bank to help the community. From Nov. 1-30, for every person who brings in two new non-perishable food items, Adventure Park will give either one free indoor activity or $5 off Fun Pass Credits.
“Thank you, Adventure Park, for this generous offer to help our families in need!” said Jo Ostby, director of the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank. Ostby was excited as she talked about this fundraiser. “We have wanted to partner with Adventure Park for some time now. We assist families in the Linganore, Urbana and Oakdale feeder patterns. We are excited to let everyone over in that area know we are here.”
The Greater Urbana Area Food Bank is now assisting 180 families in our local community. For more information, call Ostby at 240.529.5815 or like the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank on Facebook.
Election Day Lunch/Dinner
On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, the Urbana Senior Center will host an all-American hot dog meal. Lunch will be served from noon to 1 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 6 p.m., for $5 per person. For more information call 301.600.7020 or go to www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/aging.
The Inside Scoop: Education and Ice Cream
On Nov. 18, the Urbana Senior Center hosts its monthly health presentation — with ice cream dessert. This month, Dr. Neeti Bhargava, a rheumatologist with Mid-Maryland Musculoskeletal Institute, will discuss osteoporosis, help participants understand risk factors and describe how to make the lifestyle changes needed to build and maintain strong bones. This event is held at 6:30 p.m. For more information call 301.600.7020 or go to www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/aging.
Urbana Book Club
On Wednesday, Nov. 19, the Urbana Book Club will hold its second meeting at the Urbana Regional Library. This month, the club will discuss “The Invention of Wings,” by Sue Monk Kidd. The event is open to all interested local readers, and will run from 6:45 to 8 p.m. on the second floor of the Urbana Regional Library. For more information, email Wanda Anastasi at email@example.com.
On Nov. 25, Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant is hosting a Community Restaurant and Silent Auction/Chinese Auction from 6 to 8 p.m. At 6 p.m., attendees can preview silent auction items and at 7 p.m. the buffet dinner will be served. The price for the event is $15 per person (pay at door); if you can donate more, the contributions will help the families that use the Greater Urbana Area Food Bank. For reservations, contact Jo Ostby at 240.529.4815. Also, Ostby is requesting donations of Silent Auction and Chinese Auction items/baskets by Nov. 11.
Senior Thanksgiving Lunch
On Tuesday, Nov. 25, the Urbana Senior Center will host a Thanksgiving meal for local residents. The feast will include carved turkey, bread stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. The cost per person is $4.80. For more information call 301.600.7020 or go to www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/aging.
Theatre, Arts and Music
On Nov. 1 from 3 to 9 p.m., downtown Frederick will host a festive event as a preview to the holidays. It will feature gallery openings, late shopping hours, fantastic dining, live music and more. For more information, go to www.downtownfrederick.org.
To see the story of Charlotte and the lovable Wilbur star in E.B. White’s ever-popular tale of bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship, go to the Weinberg Center for the Arts Nov. 12 at either 10 a.m. or 12:15 p.m. Tickets are $6 for children and $7 for adults. The recommended age for this performance is grades K-5. For more information, go to www.weinbergcenter.org.
Golden Dragon Acrobats
The Golden Dragon Acrobats perform on Nov. 22 at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. These acrobats are recognized throughout the country as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today; they spin together acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques for their performance. Performances are at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.50 for students and $20 to $30 or adults. For more information, go to www.weinbergcenter.org.
On Friday, Nov. 28, more than 50 shops in downtown Frederick are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to take part in a day of festivities and shopping. Horse drawn carriage rides (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), photos with Santa (noon to 3 p.m.), free hot cocoa and s’mores, festive elf happy hour (4 to 7 p.m.), Santa’s arrival in Everedy Square (7 p.m.) and more are part of this launch to Christmas. For more details, go to www.downtownfrederick.org.
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
On Nov. 30, start off the holiday season as a family with the Junie B. in the Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! performance at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. Starting at 3 p.m., this performance weaves a fun holiday story that results in a lesson for all. Tickets are $7 for children and $15 for adults. For more information, go to www.weinbergcenter.org; a sneak peek of the play can be seen at that link.