Community news briefs

November 02, 1997

Smithsburg Middle School to hold Walkathon

As part of Student Service Learning, the seventh-grade class of Smithsburg Middle School is holding a Walkathon this Tuesday to benefit United Cerebral Palsy. The students are collecting pledges for the walkathon to earn community service credits.

The walkathon kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at Antietam Battlefield Dunkard Church, and will continue for approximately six miles, finishing at Burnside Bridge.

United Cerebral Palsy's mission is to advance the independence of people with disabilities. It offers adult day programs, employment services, residential services, and family and individual support services.


For information about United Cerebral Palsy, contact the Hagerstown office at 1-800-262-2062.

Speakers will discuss American rivers initiative

"The American Heritage Rivers Initiative" and how it affects your private property rights will be the topic with David Howard of Liberty Matters and Linda Liotta of Americans for America at Winchester Hall, first floor meeting room, 12 E. Church St., Frederick, Md., on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Concerned Citizens of Frederick County, Emmitsburg, Md. For information, call 1-301-371-9154.


HJC to host Chamber mixer

Hagerstown Junior College will host the monthly Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Mixer on Nov. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Advanced Technology Center. The evening will feature musical entertainment by the Maryland Symphony Orchestra's Chamber Quartet.

Guests will enjoy the culinary talents of the Washington County Career Studies Center students, who will be preparing the refreshments for the evening. Also members can relax after a hard day's work in HJC's Cyber Cafe where several computers will be set up for "net surfing" and cappuccino sipping. Tours of the HJC Advanced Technology Center and Technical Innovation Center will also be available.

For information, call the Chamber of Commerce office at 301-739-2015.

HJC to host Computer Show at Valley Mall

The Hagerstown Junior College Valley Mall Center will feature a Holiday Computer Show on Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free to this interesting event that will feature displays of the latest in computer hardware and software perfect for holiday gift giving. The show will also have several free seminars available to the public on topics which include "Buying a PC," "The Internet," and "Windows 95." HJC's Cyber Cafe will be open for those that want to explore the Internet.

For information, call 301-790-2800, extension 453 or visit

University of Maryland to offer courses in Hagerstown

The University of Maryland School of Social Work will offer courses in Hagerstown during the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 academic years.

Two courses will be offered each semester from the foundation curriculum of the Master of Social Work degree program. Classes will be at Frostburg State University Hagerstown Center on the downtown square.

Interested persons are encouraged to attend one of the following informational sessions: Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the FSU Community Room, 16 W. Washington St., Hagerstown; or Monday, Nov. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Winchester Hall, 12 E. Church St., Frederick, Md.

Information may also be obtained by calling 1-301-777-9150, extension 138.

HBC hosting Open House

Hagerstown Business College, at 18618 Crestwood Drive, will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, Nov. 2, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Prospective students and their families may visit the campus and tour the facility, including Fawley Hall, the residence hall. Information about the program offerings, job placement, federal financial aid and scholarships will be distributed. Faculty and staff members will also be available to answer questions.

The open house is a good opportunity for those interested in enrolling in the business college for the winter or fall terms to see the campus and learn more abut HBC. Those interested in enrolling for the January term may submit their applications to an admissions representative during the open house program.

This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For directions and additional information, contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-HBC-2670.

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