Art and Soul for the Hagemans
Manda Mackintosh of Urbana’s Art and Soul is directing all proceeds from her annual “Art from the Heart” Valentine’s event, this year on Friday, Feb. 6, to benefit the Hageman family, as father Cliff Hageman recovers from a serious accident (see front page story). All ages will be welcome to the studio at 2510 Urbana Pike, Suite 104 to create Valentine’s pins for $5 each, to keep or to donate to sell and raise funds for the family. For more information, visit the Urbana Art and Soul Facebook page, or call 301.418.5458.
Hair Cuttery Donates Hair Cuts
On Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 2 and 3, Urbana’s Hair Cuttery salon in the Giant shopping center will donate a free haircut to a homeless person for each haircut purchased. This community service is part of the annual Share a Haircut program. For each haircut purchased, a certificate for a free cut will be given to local shelters and community organizations to distribute to those in need. For more information, contact the Urbana Hair Cuttery at 301.874.0630, or visit www.haircuttery.com.
Urbana Regional Library Annual Book Sale
The Friends of the Urbana Regional Library (FURL), will hold its spring used book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, in the community room on the lower level of the Urbana Regional Library. There will be hundreds of books organized by subject category, as well as CDs, DVDs, books on tape and children’s books. Funds from this book sale go to support the many programs and activities of the Urbana Regional Library.
Pop-Up Lab at Urbana Library
This month the Urbana Regional Library will host a new, hands-on science and technology program. The Pop-Up Lab will be open on days when school is closed and allow elementary-aged students explore science with hands-on experiments. On Feb. 13, the Lab will feature Vintage Technology including vinyl music albums and LPs, the first gameboy and more. On Feb. 16, students can become engineers with Cup Architecture. You’ll be amazed at what your student can create with just a stack of plastic cups. Events are held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No registration is required. For more information, call 301.600.7000.
Green Valley YMCA Parents Night Out
On Feb. 14, the Green Valley YMCA will host Parents Night Out childcare so that parents can enjoy a Valentine’s Day date. The event, from 6 to 10 p.m., is $15 per child and includes activities and snacks. For more information, call 301.607.6900 or email Jennifer Coppit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Family Yoga
On Feb. 24, Family Yoga will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Green Valley YMCA. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 301.607.6900 or email Jennifer Coppit at email@example.com.
Free Zumba Class
A Zumba Master Class will be open to the community, free of charge on Feb. 26, at the Green Valley YMCA from 6 to 7:30 p.m. To reserve your spot, or for more information, call 301.607.6900 or email Jennifer Coppit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Cross CPR/AED Class
The Green Valley YMCA will host a Red Cross CPR/AED Class for adults and children on Feb. 21. Also on Feb. 21 and Feb. 24, a Red Cross First Aid certification will be held. Classes are $45 for YMCA members and $58 for community members, or take both classes for $72 (YMCA members) or $90 (for the public). For more information, contact Christine Rachel at 301.607.6900 or at email@example.com.
Pancake Supper and Mardi Gras Party
On Tuesday, Feb. 17, the Urbana Senior Center will host a Pancake Supper and Mardis Gras Party. Held at 5:30 p.m., the event includes pancakes, ice cream, trivia and the history of Mardis Gras. For more information call 301.600.7020 or go to www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/aging.
Cabin Fever Day
The Urbana Senior Center will host a day of fun to help local residents through the Maryland winter weather. The event includes fitness classes, art, new hobbies and more, and will be held Feb. 27, beginning at 10 a.m. For more information call 301.600.7020 or go to www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/aging.
Valentine’s Lunch with Nurse Steve
On Thursday, Feb. 12, the Urbana Senior Center will host a luncheon with Nurse Steve. The menu includes tossed salad, prime rib, green bean casserole, baked potato and cherry pie. Nurse Steve will discuss, “How do I exercise my brain to stay at the top of my game?” The event will be held at noon. For more information call 301.600.7020 or go to www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/aging.
FCPS Technology Fair
To see all-wound-up cars, hovercraft, a straw bridge engineering challenge and more, attend the Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) 22nd Countywide Technology Fair this month. Slated for Feb. 24 (snow date Feb. 26), this event will be held at the Francis Scott Key Mall from 6 to 8 p.m. and will showcase middle school students and their technology skills. Winners from all events will receive recognition during an awards ceremony beginning at 8 p.m. in the center court. For more information, contact Brenda Blumenauer at 301.644.5188.
Theatre, Arts and Music
Downtown Cooking School
On Feb. 21 and 22, hands-on classes will be offered at restaurants in downtown Frederick. This includes a flatbreads and wine class, a pairing wine with food class, instructions on how to shuck oysters, mozzarella making and more. Ticket sales benefit Downtown Frederick Partnership. For more information and to register, go to www.downtownfrederick.org.