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Compiled by Jennifer Martinez

Urbana Goddard School Supports Blessings in a Backpack

For the third consecutive year, the Goddard School of Urbana is co-sponsoring and organizing a team for Frederick’s annual Summer Solstice 8K run, which will take place on June 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Frederick. Proceeds will benefit the Frederick chapter of Blessings in a Backpack, which is a 100 percent volunteer organization that mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends to elementary school students who otherwise might not eat. For details on the race, go to www.frederickss8k.com. Register before May 10 to join Goddard team.

Reconnect With Your Horse

David Bazan with Finding Hearts Farm is offering a clinic on Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. entitled “Communicate, Connect, Develop Confidence.” During this clinic, Bazan will provide you with the tools needed to better communicate and re-connect with your horse if you feel that you have lost your connection due to a previous fall, low self-confidence, or over-analyzing yourself while riding. Register for the clinic directly at www.findingheartsfarm.com. The cost of the clinic is $95, pre-registration is required, and there will be limited participants.

Giant Scan-it! Turns Your Smart Phone Into a Cash Register

By downloading the Scan-it! app on your smart phone, signing up for Scan-it! using your existing Giant card and connecting to the Giant wi-fi, you can turn your cell phone into a virtual mobile cash register. Using the Scan-it process will allow you to know how much you are spending while you shop. No more surprises at the register! Once you have completed your shopping, follow the checkout process on the Scan-it! app. At the actual check out registers, you scan the bar code on your phone into one of the Scan-it! devices, then pay at the register.

Looking for a Tuxedo for the Prom?

Going to the prom guys? Did you know that you can find a modern tuxedo or suit rental at Urbana’s local Posh Bridal? They have built their success on and have distinguished themselves by offering personalized one-on-one service to their clientele. Request an appointment by either going to their website, poshbridalmd.com, or by calling 301.810.5443. They are only closed on Mondays.

ALDI Grocery Store Now Open

As part of ALDI’s nationwide expansion plan to increase the number of their stores from 1,600 to 2,500 by 2022, ALDI has opened its second Frederick location in the retail space previously occupied by Office Depot on 5600-B Urbana Pike. ALDI boasts of “high-quality products at impossibly low prices,” which they claim are 50 percent lower than national brands. They also offer a double guarantee of their products of refund and replace.

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