Mystery dinner theater, Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick. 7 p.m., Oct. 7 and 21; 6 p.m., Oct. 23. Comedy murder mystery ‘‘Knock ‘Em Dead” by Tom Oldendick and Will Roberson. Cost: $45; includes the four-course dinner and play. Call 301-834-7178 to reserve tickets.
Wolfsville Ruritan Club sub sale, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 20, Wolfsville Ruritan Park, Brandenburg Hollow Road, Wolfsville. 12-inch cold cut subs on sale for $4.50. Order by Oct. 17 by calling Mary Wiles at 301-293-2535; leave name, phone number and number of subs. 301-293-1109
Wolfsville Ruritan Club butchering, 5-7 p.m., Nov. 4, and 8-11 a.m., Nov. 5, Wolfsville Ruritan Park, Brandenburg Hollow Road, Wolfsville. Pork products available such as fresh pork cuts, uncured ham, sausage, ponhaus, puddin and cracklins. Order Oct. 15-24 by calling Bob Condon at 301-293-1109.
Thursday, Oct. 6
Volunteer orientation, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Homewood at Crumland Farms, 7407 Willow Road, Frederick. Opportunities include one-to-one visiting, group leaders, activity assistants, secret pals, greeters and escorts. 301-644-5646. email@example.com
Frederick County Pasture Walk, 10 a.m.-noon, Billy and Nancy Horton farm, Md. Route 26, Libertytown. For livestock producers to learn about rotational grazing as a way to increase profitability. Walk through the pastures to discuss grass and clover growth, fencing and watering systems. 301-631-3578. firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, Oct. 7
Positively Single meeting, 7:30 p.m., Frederick Church of the Brethren fellowship hall, Fairview Avenue and West Second Street, Frederick. Every Friday. The movie ‘‘Buck McHenry,” with Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, will be shown. www.positivelysingle.org
Benefit dance, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., American Legion, Taney Avenue, Frederick. The Lincoln Alumni Association ‘‘Back to the By-Gone Days” dance benefits the establishment of the association’s scholarship fund. Tickets: $15. For tickets, call 301-620-9395, 301-695-5907, 301-694-6017 or 301-694-8153.
Light the Night walk, 5:30-9 p.m., Baker Park, Second and Bentz streets, Frederick. Nationwide evening walk sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s to build awareness of blood cancers and raise money for cures. Suggested donation: $100. Register online by visiting www.lightthenight.org. 410-825-2500, ext. 20. email@example.com
Saturday, Oct. 8
Book sale, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., South Mountain Historical Society, East Main Street, Burkittsville. Includes videos, prints and maps. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the historic church that is the society’s headquarters. 301-834-4333. 301-371-9202
Clothing and equipment sale, 8 a.m.-noon, Brook Hill United Methodist Church, 8946 Indian Springs Road, Frederick. Children’s clothing, toys, baby equipment, maternity items available through Frederick County Parents of Multiples.
42nd Annual Catoctin Colorfest Arts and Crafts Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurmont Community Park, Frederick Road; Guardian Hose Company activities grounds and Thurmont Middle School, East Main Street, Thurmont. Show featuring 350 juried artists and crafters. Free. Shuttle buses available 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 301-271-4432 or 301-898-7308. www.colorfest.org.
Food preservation demonstration, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Roger Brooke Taney House, 121 S. Bentz St., Frederick. Learn about 19th and 20th-century methods of preserving foods. Watch hearth-cooking techniques, see an exhibit of historic canning jars, receipts and memorabilia, try a 19th-century recipe. Free; donations accepted. 301-663-7880. firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity pie-eating contest, 1 p.m., Summers Farm, 5614 Butterfly Lane, Frederick. Firefighters and EMS technicians compete in the 10-minute contest, with the winner earning $1,000 for his or her station. Free. 301-620-9316. www.summersfarm.com
Howl N’ Wine fund-raiser, 4-7 p.m., Ceresville Mansion, 8529 Liberty Road, Frederick. Costume party for dogs and their owners raises money for the Frederick County Humane Society, with most proceeds going to Hurricane Katrina animal rescue efforts. Advance tickets: adults, $20; under 17, $10; free, children under 10 and dogs. Admission at the door: $22. 301-694-8300. www.fchs.org
Ghost Stories at the Manor, 7-10 p.m., Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N. Market St., Frederick. Also 7-10 p.m. Oct. 15, 27, 29. Local, traditional ghost stories, mixed with historical folklore and superstitious trivia, accompany a tour of the 200-year-old house. For ages 10 and up. Cost: $5. 301-694-1650. www.rosehillmuseum.com
Sunday, Oct. 9
5K crop walk, 1:30 p.m., Middletown Elementary School, 201 E. Green St., Middletown. Sponsored by Zion Lutheran Church, Church World Service and other faith groups. 301-371-6500
Monday, Oct. 10
Companion Animal Welfare Advisory Committee, 7-9 p.m., Frederick County Animal Control Center, 1832 Rosemont Ave, Frederick. Committee evaluates the county program and policies regarding companion animals. CAWAC1@aol.com
Tuesday, Oct. 11
Bipolar disorder lecture, 7-9 p.m., Way Station, 230 W. Patrick St., Frederick. Scientist speaks on advances that have been made in treating this disease. Sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Frederick County. Free. 301-696-1810
Frederick Creation Society meeting, 7:30 p.m., Frederick Adventist School, 6437 Jefferson Pike, Frederick. Mathematician Bob Cooperman will speak on “My top five reasons to dump macroevolution.“ 301-644-4298
Potomac Valley Fly Fishers meeting, 7–9 p.m., Maryland School for the Deaf, Ely Building, Clarke Place, Frederick. Second Tuesday of every month. email@example.com
Wednesday, Oct. 12
Observatory open house, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Williams Observatory, Hood College, Rosemont Avenue, Frederick. Every Wednesday through Dec. 7. Hood astronomy lecturer answers questions; telescopes available for public use. 301-696-3679
Thursday Oct. 13
Haunted Hayride, 7-10 p.m., Crumland Farms, Willow Road, Frederick. Also Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 31. Tickets: $12. Benefits Frederick Jaycees’ community service projects. 301-663-4432. www.frederickjaycees.com
Send Community Calendar items to Molly Fellin Spence, The Gazette, 2A N. Market St., 4th floor, Frederick, MD 21701;or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for calendar submissions is two weeks before the paper in which they should appear. For more information, call 301-846-2126.
*Frederick Board of County Commissioners meetings, 8:30 a.m., today and Tuesday, in the third-floor hearing room of Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church St., Frederick. 301-694-1100 or www.co.frederick.md.us. The board meets every Tuesday and Thursday.
*Burkittsville town meeting, 7:30 p.m., Monday, at the Ruritan Community Center, 501 E. Main St. 301-834-6780. The town council meets on the second Monday of each month.
*Middletown town meeting, 7 p.m., Monday, at the municipal center, 31 W. Main St. 301-371-6171 or www.middletown.md.us. The board of commissioners meets on the second Monday of each month.
*Brunswick City Council meeting, 7 p.m., Tuesday, at City Hall, 1 W. Potomac St. 301-834-7500 or www.brunswickmd.gov. The city council meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.
*Myersville town meeting, 7 p.m., Tuesday, at Town Hall, 8 Harp Place. 301-293-4281. The town council meets on the second Tuesday of each month.