Senior high students may attend a retreat in January.
Early registration discounts are available for the junior high and elementary retreats. Call 1-717-369-4539 or go to www.joyel.org on the Web for information or to register.
Spare animals from parasites
FUNKSTOWN - Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown will offer a free seminar about parasites, both internal and external, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2. The seminar is open to the public.
The seminar will discuss how parasites are transferred from pet to pet and pet to human. It also will cover the types of parasites that can threaten humans.
Programs focus on families
Upcoming events include:
Â· FREDERICK, Md. - Parents and Kids Adoption Support Group will meet Friday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 20. The free support group is for all adoptive parents and their preschool children and is co-sponsored by Families Plus!, The Frank Adoption Center and Adoptive Families and Friends.
For location and times and to register, call Families Plus! at 1-301-694-9002, send a fax to 1-301-694-3374, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Â· FREDERICK, Md. - Sandra Johansen and Gloria Mitchell will present a program for families that are dealing with a chronically ill child, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at North Frederick Elementary School, 1001 Motter Ave.
Participants will receive information on issues chronically ill children might experience and how this affects the family. The possibility of an ongoing support group for adult family members and caregivers also will be explored.
The program is co-sponsored by Families Plus! and the FCPS' Counseling/Support Services. Child Care Choices continued training credit is available for Maryland child-care providers. Training credit is available for foster parents. Call Families Plus! at 1-301-694-9002 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Â· FREDERICK, Md. - Families Plus! provides a free, four-week series of childbirth and parenting classes for pregnant teenagers and their partners. These classes will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 3, 10 and 17, and Monday, Nov. 15, at Family Partnership, 7630-B Hayward Road.
The series is repeated every other month. Classes are co-sponsored by Family Partnership and Frederick County Health Department. For information and to register, call the health department at 1-301-631-3326.