THUMBS UP: This morning at 9, those in recovery, friends, advocates and supporters will gather at Triangle Recovery Club at 2 N. Court Street in Westminster, listen to a speaker and then trek all the way down Main Street and back for the fourth annual “We Say Nope to Dope Walk,” a walk of hope, defiance, and celebration of recovery, according to event organizer Tim Weber. It’s one of several events coming up related to prevention and recovery and the timing is apt. On Friday morning, the Carroll County Health Department sent out an alert regarding five suspected overdoses in a 24-hour period. That came on the heels of 11 overdoses over the weekend of May 4. There were 17 fatal drug or alcohol overdoses over the first four months of 2019. “We are tired of the overdoses, we are tired of the drugs on the corners, and we are tired of the deaths,” Weber told us. After the round trip of Main Street, there will be food and music from Baltimore musician B-RAiN, who provided music for the recent “Heroin Still Kills” film. Linda Auerback, substance use prevention supervisor at the Carroll County Health Department, called it a “coming together, a kind of community block party.” She said some 200 people turned out last year to Say Nope. Also coming up will be the fifth annual Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office Overdose Vigil, to be held Tuesday, May 21, at Carroll Community College, and on Wednesday, May 22, the Health Department will host its annual first responders dinner, a thank-you to the law enforcement, fire and emergency medical professionals that save the lives of people battling addiction in Carroll County. The week of May 12 is National Prevention Week while the week of May 19 is National EMS week. Kudos to all involved in these efforts.