UHS presents the Third Annual Hawkfest Festival, Saturday, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join others from the community for a day of food, music, craft vendors, games and inflatable attractions. This event is designed for the entire family. All general proceeds support kids with pediatric cancer. Armbands cost $10, providing unlimited access to rides and attractions. See page 3 for more information.
Fast and Furriest 5K
On April 12 at Monocacy Village Park, the Fast and Furriest 5K Race/Walk is being held to benefit Operation Paws for Homes, a nonprofit that saves dogs from being euthanized at shelters. Funds from this event go towards medical needs of rescued dogs. This race is dog friendly; pets are welcome to accompany their owners on leashes. The event features a 5K run and a 1-mile walk. The race begins at 8 a.m. Registration fee is $30 per person. Register at www.active.com/frederick-md/running/distance-Running-races/fast-and-furriest-5k-race-walk-2015.
Urbana Seahawks Registration
Registration is now open for the Villages of Urbana Seahawks Swim Team. From April 1 – 20, all returning members and their siblings can register. After April 20, registration is open to the rest of the community. Swimmers must reside in the Villages of Urbana; space is limited. Go to www.VOUSeahawks.com.
April Fool’s Day Lunch
On Wednesday, April 1, the Urbana Senior Center hosts a fun lunch complete with apple pie, green bean casserole, tricolor pasta in creamy garlic sauce and baked stuffed pork chop. Event begins at noon. For more information, call 301.600.7020 or go to www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/aging.
Lunch with Nurse Steve
On April 9, enjoy breakfast for lunch with a talk by Nurse Steve titled, “What drives an autoimmune disease: A discussion of autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, Parkinson’s, MS and various thyroid conditions.” Event begins at noon. For more information call 301.600.7020 or go to www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/aging.
17th Annual Catoctin Affair
An elegant foodie event, the Catoctin Affair features plenty of local food and beer tastings, a silent auction of luxury items, a live band, dancing on the red carpet and more — all to benefit the Mental Health Association of Frederick. Monrovia’s own The Buzz Bakery and Cafe plans a decked out table for the event each year. Held at the EventPlex on the Frederick Fairgrounds; tickets are $95, and include open bar. For more information, visit www.catoctinaffair.net.
Bring a Broom Saturday
On Saturday, April 25, bring a broom and join the community to clean up downtown Frederick in time for spring. Registration for the event takes place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., followed by cleaning through 11 a.m. This event is led by volunteers and will feature sweeping, mulching and planting. For more information, go to www.downtownfrederick.org.
Walk for the March of Dimes
In the Urbana District Park on April 26, join in the Walk for the March of Dimes Foundation, which advocates improvements to infant health by preventing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. This walk is organized by Urbana representatives from the March of Dimes Foundation. Event begins at 10 a.m. For more information, go to www.marchofdimes.org.