Community briefs

April 07, 1998

Oriental Healing class offered

Hagerstown Junior College's Division of Continuing Education is offering a Nursing and Health Care class titled, "Healing with Life Energy: A Course on Oriental Healing" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday in CP-216.

This course surveys the evolution of traditional Oriental health care thought from ancient India to modern Japan and beyond, to the Western world. Students will be acquainted with the varieties of westernized health care alternatives that have been directly or indirectly influenced by Oriental traditions in health care. For more information, call 1-301-790-2800, Ext. 236.

Planetarium program offered

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Elizabeth S. Wasiluk, director of the Berkeley County Planetarium, will present the program "A Close Conjunction of the Moon With Two Planets" at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the planetarium at Hedgesville High School.


The program is free and open to the public.

She will discuss the close encounter of Venus and Jupiter that will happen April 23. The planets will be even closer on Feb. 23, 1999, and six or seven times until the year 2025, but none of these parings will have the moon close by.

Staff development credit is available for teachers who attend.

For more information, call Wasiluk at 1-304-754-3354.

'Homicide' writer speaking today

EMMITSBURG, Md. - The head writer and producer of the award-winning television series "Homicide: Life on the Streets" will speak at 4 p.m. today in Knott Auditorium at Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg.

David Simon will speak as part of the sociology department's induction ceremony for Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society.

The event is open and free to the public.

Simon, a former Baltimore Sun reporter, is the author of "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets," a 1991 account of experiences while accompanying a Baltimore Police homicide squad. The book became the basis of the NBC-TV series.

Simon recently published his second book about Baltimore, "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner City Neighborhood."

Simon's books are on sale at the Mount College Store and the author will be available to autograph copies after his presentation.

For more information, contact the sociology department at 1-301-447-5373 or the office of public relations at 1-301-447-5366.

Lamaze review today in Pa.

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Lamaze review will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today in Waynesboro Hospital's birthing classroom. The cost is $20. Bring pillows.

This is a refresher course for parents who have taken Lamaze class in the past.

For more information, call 1-888-451-2010.

Stage reading today

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Second Stage Theatre at Shippensburg University will present a staged reading of "Inherit the Wind" at 8 p.m. today in Memorial Auditorium.

The production is part of the university's celebration of science in the 20th century.

The production has been updated to modern times by featuring the television media in contemporary courtroom coverage.

Shippensburg alumnus Robert Reilly is featured in the starring role. Tickets are $5. For more information, call 1-717-532-1269.

Parenting classes begin today

The Family Center is offering parenting classes on "How to Get Your Child to Eat." These classes will focus on what normal eating habits are, making eating fun and many other situations that arise at mealtime.

These classes will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays in April beginning today. This is a continuation of the March series and enrollment is open.

Call 301-790-4002 for more information.

Nader speaking at Mont Alto campus

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Leading consumer Ralph Nader will speak at 2 p.m. Thursday in the multipurpose room of the Multipurpose Activities Center on the Penn State Mont Alto campus.

Nader has been honored by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th Century. He has been instrumental in creating such government agencies as the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. Nader has also helped establish the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Freedom of Information Act.

For more information or to arrange for special accommodations, call James Sourbrier, Department of University Safety, at 1-717-749-6070.

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