Out & About

Sol Yoga: Good Cause Class

June 29, July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

This free yoga class is offered by Sol Yoga’s Good Cause Division. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. Donations accepted.

Urbana Library Farmers’ Market

July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Urbana Library parking lot

The market features local farmers, food artisans, artists and craftspeople.

Twilight Hikes

June 30 & July 28, Gambrill Mill, Monocacy National Battlefield

Prowl around the park with a ranger at twilight and search the trails for wildlife. Each hiking program will meet at the Gambrill Mill. Allow up to two hours for each hike on the half-mile trail. Closed-toed shoes and proper attire based on the weather are recommended along with drinking water and bug spray for added comfort and protection. To register, please contact Rangers Georgia Etter or Matt Borders at 301.662.3515. Free.

3rd of July Parade

July 3, 2:15-3 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

Learn about the 4th of July, make some patriotic decorations, and parade around the library (for ages 3 to 7). Free.

154th Anniversary of the Battle of the Monocacy

July 7 & 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Monocacy National Battlefield

The park commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy with military and civilian living history encampments. Free.

Battlefield Auto Tour

July 9, 9-11:30 a.m.,
Monocacy National Battlefield

Transport your mind 154 years back in time to the day of the Battle of Monocacy as rangers provide an in-depth tour of the battlefield. Hear the personal experiences of both soldiers and civilians on that blisteringly hot and violent day and walk in the footsteps of the men who fought valiantly to safeguard their homes and country. Free.

Stories to Stage: The Snowy Day

July 9, 1-1:45 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

See this beloved picture book brought to life by RC Dance Discovery. Free.

Create with Pastels and Paint

July 9, 3-4 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

Explore art techniques using oil pastels and tempera paint (for grades 1-6). Free.

Date Night: Swing Dance Class

July 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m.,
Urbana Regional Library

Grab a date, a friend, or come solo and enjoy an introductory swing dance class taught by Gottaswing instructors. Free.

John Hadfield’s One Man (and One Dog) Variety Show

July 11, 3-4 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

Juggling, magic, jokes and more presented by comedian John Hadfield and his canine partner Reggie. Free.

Recycled Crafts

July 11, 6-7 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

See what you can create with recycled water bottles. Free.

Laurie Berkner Dance Party

July 12, 1:30-2 p.m.,
Urbana Regional Library

Let’s be an airplane, or a goldfish. Enjoy a fun, dance-filled afternoon of Laurie Berkner music. Free.

Starlight Family Film Festival: Trolls

July 12, 7-10:30 p.m.,
Natelli Community Center lawn

Pack your blanket or low beach chairs and a picnic. Pre-movie activities for the entire family begin at 7 p.m. Movies begin at 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit fcpl.org/filmfestival. Free.

My Reptile Guys

July 13, 11 a.m.-noon,
Urbana Regional Library

See and learn about reptiles from around the world (for ages 3-18). Free.

Film Friday: The Lion King

July 13, 2-4 p.m.

Enjoy this Disney classic on the big screen (for ages birth-5). Singing along is highly encouraged. Free.

Radio Frederick: ‘90s Concert by Here’s to the Night

July 15, 1-4:30 p.m.,
Urbana Regional Library

Enjoy ‘90s music and themes throughout the day with activities for all ages and live music by Here’s to the Night. Free.

Peter Wood: Explorer of the Impossible

July 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.,
Urbana Regional Library

Magician Peter Wood shares his collection of impossibilities from across the globe! Junior explorers get to experience fantastic skills and amazing artifacts in this comedy and magic show (for ages 3 and up). Free.

Hula Hooping with Soolah Hoops

July 17, 11 a.m.-noon,
Urbana Regional Library

Learn hula-hooping techniques and try them out for yourself. Free.

Turn Your Existence into Your Legacy

July 18, 2-4 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

Learn about the documents you need to prepare for a health emergency or financial emergency, the ins and outs of your Last Will and Testament, the importance of a Financial Power of Attorney, and creating a Healthcare Advance Directive. Also, Maryland Room Historian Mary Mannix will discuss how your family heirlooms and possessions of historical importance can be preserved. Free.

Teen Theater: Improv with the MET

July 19, 2-3 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

Join actors from The Maryland Ensemble Theatre for an improvisation class. Free.

Pete the Cat Party

July 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m.,
Urbana Regional Library

Celebrate this cool cat with stories, songs, and activities, plus a chance to meet the character. Free.

Read with Keyote and the Frederick Keys

July 21, 10-10:30 a.m.,
Urbana Regional Library

Hear a story, ask questions, and take pictures with Frederick Keys mascot Keyote and a Keys player. Free.

Memory Lab Oral History Collection

July 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Urbana Regional Library

Volunteers will interview community members who are interested in participating in an oral history project documenting the diverse history of Frederick County. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Maryland State Department of Education. To register for an interview time, visit https://tinyurl.com/FCPLMemory1. Free.

Stitches in Time

July 21, 10 a.m.-12 pm., Thomas House, Monocacy National Battlefield

Work on your own project or something that may be donated to a local charity. Limited knitting/crocheting supplies will be available to borrow on a first-come-first-serve basis. Free.

Media Swap

July 22, 1-4 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

Recycle your way to a new media library. Swap DVDs, CDs, video games and LPs in working condition or donate them to benefit the library.

History of Music Media

July 22, 2-3 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

Soren Dodge from The Record Exchange of Frederick will discuss the history and collection of music media, as part of the media swap event. Free.

The Little Gym of Frederick Experience

July 23, 2-3 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

Boost your brain with movement and play presented by The Little Gym of Frederick. Note: A signed waiver is needed to participate. Parents or guardians may pick them up at the children’s desk in advance or on the day of the program. Free.

Open Memory Lab

June 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

Convert your photos and analog home videos to digital formats you can share and enjoy today. Lab volunteers will be avail-able to help. Formats accepted: mini DV tapes, VHS tapes, VHS-C tapes, photos, slides and negatives. Free.

Teen Tech Night Open House

July 23, 7-8 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

Attend this tech open house and play with drones, Ollies, droids, and virtual reality. Free.

Offsite at FCPL FUN Days at The Original Children’s Playhouse Museum

July 24, 12:30-4 p.m.,
Urbana Regional Library

FCPL library card holders enjoy free children’s admission to The Original Playhouse Children’s Museum between 12:30 and 4 p.m. Adult admission is $5. Registration required; please call 301.865.6500 or email EllenatTOP@gmail.com. There’s a maximum ratio of three kids to one adult. Special FCPL storytime at 2 p.m. Original Playhouse Children’s Museum, 4 West Main St., New Market.

Offsite at Adventure Park USA: Engineering of Roller Coasters

July 24, 4-5 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

Explore the wild science of roller coasters and ride a real one (height restrictions apply). Free. Held at Adventure Park-USA, 11113 West Baldwin Road, Monrovia. Three-hour passes are available for $28 to use after the event.

Critters and Conservation

July 24, 4:30-5:15 p.m.,
Urbana Regional Library

Local and exotic animals visit the library (for ages 3-18). Free.

Rocknoceros Concert

July 26, 10:05-11 a.m.,
Urbana Regional Library

High-energy musical fun with Rocknoceros, an award-winning kids’ band. Free.

Harry Potter Club: Escape Room

July 26, 2-7 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

In honor of Harry Potter’s birthday, get locked in a Wizarding World escape room! Drop in between 2 and 7 p.m. for your chance to escape (for teens). Free.

Red Cross Blood Drive

June 29, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Green Valley Y

This Red Cross Blood Drive is open to the public.

Animals of Fountain Rock

June 29, 2-3 p.m., Urbana Regional Library

Meet some resident animals of Fountain Rock Park and Nature Center. Get to know where to find them, what they eat, and how they survive in different habitats. Free.

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