The education panelists will include David Dunlop, president of Shepherd College; Peter Dougherty, president of the Jefferson County Board of Education; David Markoe, superintendent of Jefferson County Schools; Sallie Harrington of the state Board of Education; and Dale Manuel, D-Jefferson. The public safety panel will include the chiefs of the Charles Town and Ranson, W.Va., police departments.
For more information, call Bob Winget at 1-304-263-2817 or George Rutherford at 1-304-725-9610.
Shepherd College's Scarborough Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Friday, Dec. 19 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20.
During the winter intersession, the library will be closed Sunday, Dec. 21; from Wednesday, Dec. 24 to Sunday, Jan. 4; and Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 10 and 11. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22 and Tuesday, Dec. 23; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5 to Friday, Jan. 9, Monday, Jan. 12 and Tuesday, Jan. 13.
Regular hours will resume Wednesday, Jan. 14. They are: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 to 11 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call 1-304-876-5421.
A microchip clinic will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Frederick County Humane Society, Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, Md.
So small that it fits inside a hypodermic needle, the microchip is inserted just under a pet's skin. Encoded with a one-of-a-kind identification number, the microchip can be scanned by staff at any shelter or veterinarian's office to locate a lost pet's owner through a national 24-hour hotline.
The cost of the procedure is $15. All pets are welcome, including dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and other exotic pets. No appointment is necessary. Pet owners must have dogs on a leash and other pets in a carrier.
For more information, call 1-301-694-1545.
The Healthy Communities Partnership, serving Franklin and Fulton counties, is striving to get everyone "up and walking" to promote a fitter and healthier way of life.
One goal is a "Walking Directory" of routes in the areas the partnership serves. The partnership would like to talk to walkers about their walking routes or trails and provide information to others in a published directory.
Contact Merrilynn Kessler of the directory committee at 1-717-264-3775, with information about your walking route, a phone number and best time to call for more detailed information. Include names of streets or roads, distance or time the route takes, amount of vehicular traffic encountered and why you like this route.
You also may mail your favorite walks to Healthy Communities Partnership, Walking Directory, Merrilynn Kessler, 1759 Crottlestown Road, Chambersburg, Pa. 17201.
A Senior Horizons program will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 in the Waynesboro Hospital conference room.
The program is titled "Macular Degeneration of the Eye" with speaker Theodore Cryer, M.D., ophthalmologist.
The program is free and refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 1-888-318-7855.