What is the Frederick County Council up to now? Find out by attending the next county council meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church St., Frederick. For more information, call 301-600-9000 or visit www.frederickcountymd.gov.
Got headaches? The Women’s Center at Crestwood, 7211 Bank Court, Frederick, will host “The Pain Really Is In Your Head. Headaches: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Guest speakers are Corey A. Ward, MS, AGNP, BC, and Stuart Goodman, MD. A Q-&-A session follows their talk. Advance registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome. To RSVP or for more information on this program sponsored by FMH Women’s Health Services, call 240-215-1447.
Cholesterol and heart disease. Dr. Amir A. Rashidian will challenge the medical world’s assumptions about heart disease causes and treatments. Learn about natural alternatives to deal with high cholesterol and prevent heart disease at this program at Common Market, 5728 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick. The cost is $15, and registration is required. For more information, call 301-663-3416 or visit www.commonmarket.coop.
There’s no place like home. “Life Without the Ruby Slippers” is an original production at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, which tells the truth about the human experience of homelessness and poverty in Frederick. Audience members will hear stories told by those whose lives have been affected by homelessness. The performance incorporates acting, song, music, imagery and the written word. Three shows are scheduled: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Suitable for mature audiences. Tickets are $17. For details, call 301-694-4744.
Th-th-th-that’s all folks! Cartoons on the big screen — that’s so Saturday afternoon! Beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., bring the kids (and grandkids) for CartoonFest, featuring classics from the 1920s through the 1960s. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for ages 62 and older, military, children and college students. For tickets, call 301-600-2828.
Stories in Stone. Join the Gettysburg National Military Park staff for a tour of the monuments and markers of the battlefield. The battlefield park is one of the largest outdoor sculpture gardens in the world, featuring more than 1,300 monuments, markers, memorials and plaques — each with an important story to tell. This series starts at 11 a.m. Sunday and continues on Sundays through March 13. For more information, call 717-334-1124 or visit www.nps.gov/gett.