Neighborhood news

April 20, 1998

In celebration of National Youth Service Day and National Volunteer Week, the children of Little Eagle Child Care Center's school-age program will join Jefferson High School's distributive education class and a unit from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., to do a spring spruce-up at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the VA Center.

For more information, call Judy Reynolds at 1-304-263-0811, Ext. 4672.

A free parent education workshop on how to improve children's self-esteem will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the media center at Liberty Elementary School in Frederick, Md.

Laura Jones, guidance counselor at the school, will be the speaker.

For more information, call Corni Reynolds at 1-301-898-1108 or Ann Hammond at 1-301-694-2585.

Shippensburg University will host a campus/community town hall meeting as part of President Clinton's initiative on race at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the multipurpose room of the Cumberland Union Building on the campus in Shippensburg, Pa.


The program will feature a discussion by a panel of representatives from the university and community that will raise questions about how race affects education, politics and social issues.

For more information, call 1-717-532-1161.

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, lt. governor of Maryland, will give a lecture about community service at 7 p.m. Thursday in campus commons in the Whitaker Campus Center at Hood College in Frederick, Md.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Teresa Ankney at 1-301-696-3751 or the college information office at 1-301-696-3800.

Operation Tadpole and the Martinsburg (W.Va.) Mall are sponsoring Children's Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the gazebo area of the Martinsburg Mall to commemorate the National Week of the Young Child.

Games for young children, art activities, mask-making and face-painting are a few of the activities that will be offered. Performing will be magician Michael T, the Hedgesville Middle School Choir Chimes and The Kinderman. A rescue dog demonstration will also be given.

The Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library is offering its first Everybody Read! celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in honor of National Library Week.

The event will be highlighted by a daylong reading marathon featuring local community leaders.

The event will launch a four-month label redemption program sponsored by Kraft Kids Brands. The library will earn 5 cents for each Kraft Kids Brands label deposited in the collection bin at the library. Funds generated by the program can be used to purchase new materials or to support library programs.

Other National Library Week activities include a children's used book sale, no fines for overdue books and a grab bag of prizes for checking out books in the children's department.

The Masqueraders of Musselman High School will perform poetry and prose from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30. Refreshments will be served afterward.

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