Calendar: Family Events in August and September

Story time in Chinese and English at Frederick County Public Libraries | Provided Photo

Brain Freeze
Aug. 5, noon-7 p.m.
Potter’s Guild of Frederick | 14 S. Market St., Frederick, MD 21701
Details: farm-fresh ice cream;hand-crafted bowls to take home
$10-$20 |

Goat Cuddles at the Farm
Aug. 6, 2-2:30 p.m.
Goat for the Soul | 10209 Fountain School Road, Union Bridge, MD 21791
Details: laugh, relax and de-stress while cuddling and petting goats $15 |

Rainbow Rock Band
Aug. 10, 10-10:45 a.m.
Baker Park Bandshell | 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick, MD 21701
Details: tunes and laughs; learn: shapes, movement and more Free; option to bring donatable canned food item |

Pickling and Quickaling Veggies and Fruits
Aug. 25, 6-7:30 p.m.
Chocolates and Tomatoes Farm | 7957 Hollow Road, Middletown, MD 21769
Details: pickling techniques, seasonal produce, recipes
$25 |

Family Field Day
Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Utica Park | 10200-B Old Frederick Road, Frederick, MD 21701
Details: old-school games, obstacles, challenges
$8 per person; registration required |

Vintage Vehicles in the Valley
Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
31 W. Main St., Middletown, MD 21769
Details: antique cars, old-fashioned sodas, concessions & more
Free |

All About Bees
Sept. 10, 10-11:30 a.m.
Fox Haven Farm & Learning Center | 3630 Poffenberger Road, Jefferson, MD 21755
Details: Learn bee behavior and biology; pack a picnic
$12 |

National Public Lands Day
Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monocacy National Battlefield | 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704
Details: join the national initiative for land preservation
Free |

World Ballet Series: Cinderella
Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
Weinberg Center for the Arts | 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701
Details: 40 professional ballet dancers and 150+ hand-sewn costumes
$50-$85 |

Spotlight: Love Your Library

Enjoy these family-friendly events at local library branches in August and September.

Summer Explorers: International Cat Day
Aug. 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Brunswick Branch Library | 915 N. Maple Ave., Brunswick, MD 21716
Details: Cat-themed crafts, trivia and more for elementary-age kids
Free |

Thin Line Service Dogs: Storytime and Read with Assistance Dogs
Aug. 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Alive Virginia & David W. Fletcher Branch | 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740
Details: story time with service dogs for kids ages 6 to 12
Free |

Clara Barton Book Panel Discussion
Aug. 12, 2-3 p.m.
National Museum of Civil War Medicine | 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701
Details: a discussion of “Clara Barton: Civil War
Humanitarian” held by contributing authors
Free for members, included with admission |

Stories at the Castle with FCPL
Aug. 20, 10 a.m.
Sophie and Madigan’s Playground |632 Contender Way, Frederick, MD 21702
Details: Join other families for story time at
an outdoor castle playground.
Free |

Outdoor Sunset Stories
Sept. 20, 6-6:30 p.m.
Urbana Regional Library | 9020 Amelung St. Frederick, MD 21704
Details: outdoor music, movement and stories for the whole family
Free |

Don’t Miss…

Discount Days
$2 Kids movies at Regal Westview (Tuesday and Wednesday throughout August)

For parents
Salsa Under the Stars (Sept. 20, 7-10 p.m.); a salsa lesson followed by Latin beats from DJ Willie and occasional live musicians; $5 suggested donation at the door; concessions available for purchase

Outdoor Family Movie
“Despicable Me” at at Remsberg Park; free, public movie night (Aug. 19, 7 p.m.)