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Senior Fitness: Tai Chi — Oct. 17, 10-11 a.m., Walkersville Branch Library, 2 S. Glade Road, Walkersville. Tai Chi is a self-paced system of gentle physical exercises and stretches. It is practiced for defense training, health benefits, and meditation. Presented by Inner Court Taiji. free. 301-600-8200 or fcpl.org.
Free flu shots for children without health insurance — Oct. 20, 1-4 p.m., or Oct. 27, 8:30-11:30 a.m., by appointment, Frederick County Health Department, 350 Montevue Lane, Frederick. There is no cost for children from 6 months to her 18 years who do not have health insurance or insurance that does not cover immunizations. Please call 301-600-3342 to make a reservation.
How to relieve stress: Learn how to live through stress — Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Common Market Co-op Community Room, 927 W. Seventh St., Frederick. Stress can take our workplaces from calm and cool to crazy. Today, we share his five tips for assessing your current stress load and harnessing and preventing long-term stress. $20 to $40. 301-663-3416 or commonmarket.coop.
Introduction to Breathwork — Nov. 18, 1 p.m., Common Market Co-op, 927 W. Seventh St., Frederick. Would you like to attend a group breath workshop with Sheldon James Breath? Learn how to practice proper breathing patterns and habits, understand the benefits of breathwork, and witness the health and vitality it brings to your life. $20 to $50. 301-663-3416 or commonmarket.coop.
Meet the experts: Joint replacement and shoulder surgery — Oct. 11, 5-8 p.m., Frederick Health Crestwood Conference Center, 7211 Bank Court, Frederick. Join us for a free discussion with board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons Dr. Jennifer Cavanagh and Dr. Meish about the orthopedic treatment options available at Frederick Health. Includes educational demonstrations, step-by-step guidance, and the option to ask questions directly to your surgeon. free. Register at frederickhealth.org/about/meet-the-expert.
Cancer Prevention: Financial Assistance for Screening — Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Walkersville Library, 2 S. Glade Road, Walkersville. Learn about the Frederick County Health Department’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program and Colorectal Cancer Screening Program. See how Team HOPE funds mammography and clinical breast exams. 301-600-8200 or fcpl.org.
Frederick County Health Department Rabies Clinic — Oct. 22, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Brunswick Park, 655 E. Potomac St., Brunswick. Rain or shine, walk-in base. The cost for each vaccination is $10, and payment is by cash or check only (debit or credit cards are not accepted). We welcome all dogs, cats, and ferrets over 12 weeks of age. 301-600-1717.
Call 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org/make-donation to schedule an appointment or find out if blood drives are available. Call the Frederick American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 141 Thomas Johnson Drive, to schedule an appointment to donate blood, red blood cell diploids, or apheresis. Schedule is subject to change.
October 12th — 2:30-8 p.m., Emmitsburg Vigilant Horse Activity Building, 17701 Creamery Road, Emmitsburg.
October 20th — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Liberty Baptist Church, 1200 Madison St., Lisbon.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting — There are no membership fees or fees. Please call 301-662-0544 for times and locations.
cancer support group — First and third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m., St. Joseph on Carrollton Manor Parish Center, 5843 Manor Woods Road, Frederick. It is open to cancer patients, cancer survivors, caregivers, loved ones, or anyone affected by cancer in any way. 301-641-4431 or email@example.com.
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) 12 Step Meetings — Tuesday 7-8 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 107 W. Main St., Middletown. For entry codes and more information, please contact Deb B. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anonymous Recovering Food Addict — 9 a.m. Saturday, Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 W. Patrick St., Frederick. A free 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with food obsession, overeating, overeating, or bulimia. For more information or a list of additional conferences in the U.S. and around the world, please call 781-932-6300 or 757-506-4118. foodaddicts.org.
Friends of the Frederick Parkinson’s Disease Support Group — 1 p.m. third Wednesday of September through June, Mount Pleasant Ruritan Club, 8101 Crum Road, Walkersville. The Oct. 18 meeting will feature the Baker Rehabilitation Brain and Balance Center. Their presentation will be about the benefits of physical therapy for Parkinson’s patients. The group will host a discussion group at its Nov. 15 meeting as part of its Caring and Sharing series. The annual holiday party will be held on December 20th. The new year begins on January 17, 2024 with Dr. Liana Rosenthal of the Johns Hopkins University Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center. Dr. Rosenthal is a nationally recognized Parkinson’s disease expert. and movement disorders. Amneal Pharma will be giving a presentation on Parkinson’s disease drug literature at the February 21, 2024 conference. Sharing and Caring on March 20, 2024 will feature a presentation from Frederick Health Her Hospice on Hospice and Palliative Care. The Sharing and Caring series continues on April 17, 2024. Regional movement disorder expert Dr. Laura Brosbe will take her questions at the May 15, 2024 conference. Dr. Brosbe’s presentations are always well received by the group. The group plans to close out the year with their popular year-end picnic on June 19, 2024. fifpdsg.org or John Nicodemus (240-815-0080) or Mary Kraft (301-703-1194).
Head, neck and mouth cancer support group — 2 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. For more information and meeting locations, please contact Judy Churco at 301-631-8159.
Moms Helping Moms Peer Support Group — Monday, 6-7:15 p.m., via Zoom. For mothers who have lost a child to overdose, SUD, or alcohol. Professional support from Frederick Health Hospice. 301-455-5378, 301-514-3546, or email@example.com.
NAMI Family and Friends Support Group — First Thursday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1415 W. Seventh St., Frederick. Support family and friends of people with mental illness. 240-651-1865 or namifrederick.org.