Out & About

Sol Yoga: Good Cause Class
Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Urbana Regional Library
Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. Free, but donations accepted.

Twilight Hikes
Aug. 31, 7:30-9 p.m., Monocacy National Battlefield
Explore the wild side of Monocacy National Battlefield by joining a park ranger for a twilight stroll along the Gambrill Mill Trail. This 1.5-hour program will meet at the Gambrill Mill (tour stop 5) and will be .5 miles in distance. Free.

Urbana Library Farmers’ Market
Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Urbana Regional Library parking lot
This market features local farmers, food artisans, artists, craft folk and live entertainment.

School Skills for Preschoolers
Sept. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2-2:30 p.m., Urbana Regional Library
Kids ages 3 to 5 are invited to practice school-readiness skills with cutting, tracing, play and other literacy activities.

Kiddie Toolbox for Parents and Caregivers
Sept. 6, 13 & 27, 10:40-11:10 a.m., Urbana Regional Library
Early childhood professionals will discuss topics caregivers often face with their little ones, followed by a question and answer session. Activities for children ages 0-5 will be provided.

Middle School Book Club
Sept. 6, 3:45-4:45 p.m., Urbana Regional Library
A book club just for middle school students. Snacks provided.

Historic House Tours – Worthington House
Sept. 7, 10 a.m., Monocacy National Battlefield
Get a rare peek inside the Worthington House, learn about those who lived there, free and enslaved alike, and how years of war shaped their lives.

Festival of India
Sept. 7, doors open 5:30 p.m., W.R. Talley Rec Center, 123 Bentz St.
All are invited to this free admission event that celebrates Indian culture, heritage and achievements. Enjoy a journey through India’s diverse culture from various forms of Indian Classical dances to upbeat, modern Bollywood dances. Food includes authentic Indian food and more. Vendors bring sarees, suits, designer jewelry and more.

Dungeons & Dragons
Sept. 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2-4 p.m., Urbana Regional Library
Youth in grades 6 through 12 are invited to play this tabletop adventure game. Use library materials to lead your own guild or test your wits against the game master.

‘Plaque Your House’ a Property Research Primer
Sept. 8, 2-3 p.m., Urbana Regional Library
Learn about the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation’s Plaques program, its purpose and history, followed by an introduction to house and property research. After the event, travel to the newly “plaqued” Urbana Zion Episcopal Church, Urbana Church Road from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Zion Church & Cemetery Open House
Sept. 8, 3:30-5 p.m., Urbana Church Road
This free open house presents the history and the future of the site. Enjoy refreshments, explore the cemetery, and meet representatives from Frederick County Landmarks Foundation and others associated with the restoration.

Farm-to-Table Benefit Dinner
Sept. 8, 4:30-8 p.m., Bar-T Mountainside
Enjoy a meal prepared by Chef Mark Mills of Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm. After a 4:30 p.m. tour of Bar-T Mountainside and a 5 to 6 p.m. educational beer and wine tasting, you’ll have a family-style dinner made with the freshest, most sustainable local ingredients. This Rotary Club event supports these beneficiaries: Mountainside Education & Enrichment, Blessings in a Backpack and Give America Hope. Tickets are $100. Visit the Southern Frederick County Rotary Club Facebook page for the EventBrite link to order tickets.

Choose Civility: English Pronunciation Class for Adults
Sept. 10, 17 & 24, 11 a.m.-noon, Urbana Regional Library
Practice speaking and understanding English. Presented in partnership with the Literacy Council of Frederick County.

Open Memory Lab
Sept. 10, 6-8 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 available to help. Formats accepted: mini DV tapes, VHS tapes, VHS-C tapes, photos, slides, and negatives.

Family Paint Fest
Sept. 11, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Urbana Regional Library
Work together to create a painting your family will treasure. All supplies will be provided.

High School Book Club
Sept. 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Urbana Regional Library
A book club just for high school students. Enjoy snacks and conversation about your favorite reads.

Choose Civility: 2020 Census: Employment Opportunities
Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Urbana Regional Library
Representatives from the Census will be available with information about employment with the Census Bureau.

Peach Festival
Sept. 14, 4 p.m. on, Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 3425 Green Valley Road
Enjoy an old-time church social with live music from the Browningsville Band, chicken and ham platters, sandwiches, peaches and ice cream, a bake table and a cake walk. Admission is $13 for adults, $6.50 for children ages 6 to 12, free for children 5 and under.

Frederick Sprint Duathlon & Triathlon
Sept. 15, Downtown Y
The YMCA of Frederick County’s Triathlon/Duathlon benefits the Pedaling for Parkinson’s program. Register at frederickyraces.org.

Writing Club
Sept. 16, 4-5 p.m., Urbana Regional Library
Join other teens in exploring brainstorming techniques, peer editing, and publishing of all writing styles. Snacks provided.

On-site at Frederick Senior Center: Memory Lab
Sept. 18, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Urbana Regional Library/Senior Center
Convert your photos and analog home videos to digital formats you can share and enjoy today! Staff will be available to help. Formats accepted: mini DV tapes, VHS tapes, VHS-C tapes, photos, slides, and negatives.

On-site at Buffalo Wild Wings: Teen Game Night
Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings Urbana (an Urbana Regional Library program)
Meet Urbana Regional Library at Buffalo Wild Wings, 3335 Worthington Blvd. Games and snacks provided.

Dillon Papier Charity Golf Tournament
Sept. 20, 8:30 a.m. registration, Richland Golf Club, Middletown
This 13th annual event, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and dinner and a silent auction, benefits the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation. For more information, visit www.dillonsfight.com.

In Your Backyard: Fountain Rock’s Critter Friends
Sept. 20, 2-3 p.m., Urbana Regional Library
Fountain Rock naturalist will share stories of animals native to Maryland in this live animal program. This event is great for kids ages 3 to 12.

Mystery & Myths of Lee’s Lost Orders
Sept. 21, 9 a.m., Monocacy National Battlefield
Did you know General Robert E. Lee’s army camped on this battlefield before it was a battlefield? Learn about this, and the infamous “Lost Orders” of the 1862 Maryland Campaign, which resulted in the battles of South Mountain and Antietam.

FURL Book Sale
Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sept. 22, 1-5 p.m., Urbana Regional Library
The Friends of the Urbana Regional Library (FURL) hosts their fabulous semi-annual book sale to benefit the library!

2nd Annual Bull Roast – Oktoberfest Style
Sept. 21, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Urbana Volunteer Fire Department
Hosted by Friends of Urban Fuse, a local dance company, this event offers all-you-can-drink draft beer and all-you-can-eat Oktoberfest-style food catered by Black Hog, as well as games, DJ music, a silent auction and more. $50 per ticket.

Choose Civility: Film Screening & Discussion: “Resilience”
Sept. 24, 6-8 p.m., Urbana Regional Library
“Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” is a new documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. View the film and discuss ways to make an impact on ACEs in Frederick County.

‘Enslavement in the Free State: The Story of L’Hermitage’
Sept. 28, 10 a.m., Monocacy National Battlefield, Best Farm
This ranger series will explore the complex and controversial story of slavery in Maryland. The voices of the enslaved are woven into the fabric of history of the land now known as Monocacy National Battlefield. From the late 18th century when upwards of 90 men and women were enslaved on a French/Caribbean plantation known as L’Hermitage, to the Civil War, where the enslaved took shelter during the battle, their story is one of survival, defiance of tyranny, and emancipation.

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