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Community briefs

October 05, 1998

Benefit auction today in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Frances Leiter Center of Child/Family Counseling will hold its ninth annual benefit auction at 4:30 p.m. today at Kenny's Auction House on U.S. 11, four miles north of Chambersburg.

Featured items for bid include hand-crafted items, local produce and home-canned goods, airplane rides from area pilots, shows performed by magician Dean Burkett and ventriloquist Steve Engle, two limited-edition prints by artist Landis Brent Whitsel, meals hosted by local and state officials, and Ty Beanie Babies.

There will be quilts, toys, collectibles and a variety of items and gift certificates donated by area businesses. Specialty baskets this year range from pure whimsey to the practical, with many items donated by companies such as General Mills, McCormick and Keebler.

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"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" tickets will be sold, offering a variety of menus and dates for enjoying home-cooked meals.

Food will be available at the snack bar, which opens at 11:30 a.m. There will also be a baked goods table and ice cream stand.

Proceeds from the auction help provide counseling services for children ages 2 to 18 and their families from the greater Franklin County, Pa., area.

For information, call 1-717-264-8552.

School completion celebrated today

FREDERICK, Md. - Deer Crossing Elementary students, staff and invited guests will celebrate completion of the school at 2 p.m. today at the school in Frederick.

Built to accommodate 709 students, Deer Crossing is configured with three wings converging around a core that contains a media center with central skylight, cafeteria and large gymnasium.

Each wing has its own playground and blacktop, and the school recreation area includes baseball and soccer fields. Every classroom is equipped with a restroom, computer, television and phone. An additional room contains 32 computer stations for group instruction.

After introductory remarks by Principal Eileen Tipperman, the audience will hear from Superintendent Jack Dale and Board President Jean Smith. Following a student choral performance, students from each grade level will present items that will be put into a time capsule. The time capsule will be covered in decoupage and displayed in the media center until it is opened at the school's 25th anniversary.

For information, call Tipperman at 1-301-865-8000.

Meditation topic of workshop

FREDERICK, Md. - Hood College will host a workshop on "Mindfulness Meditation" at 7:30 p.m. today in Whitaker Campus Center Campus Commons.

The presentation, led by Jacqueline M. Erkstine, will offer the basic view of mindfulness, which is awareness and acceptance of life as it is.

Mindfulness practices include formal meditation and informal activities of daily living. The basic teachings were developed in the Buddhist tradition more than 2,500 years ago. The presentation will include an opportunity for meditation.

For information, call 1-301-696-3976.

Board of Ed meeting today

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Board of Education will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. today at the board office, 110 Mordington Ave., Charles Town.

The board will meet in executive session to hear a student matter at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the board office.

Inn at Luther Ridge honors five years

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Inn at Luther Ridge, off Pa. 997 near Scotland, Pa., will celebrate its fifth anniversary at 2 p.m. Wednesday with a small party for residents, employees and friends.

A fifth-anniversary video will be shown.

Mentorship kickoff set for Friday

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Penn State Mont Alto will kick off its Constituent Society Mentorship Program Friday with presentations by two graduates of the college.

Wanda Jones, deputy assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will address local health-care personnel at 10 a.m. at the college's Chambersburg Center. She will discuss women's health issues, particularly stress and depression.

From 2 to 3 p.m., she will speak to faculty, staff and students in the multipurpose room, Multipurpose Activities Center.

George Sichelstiel, president of STIEL/IPS, an information technology firm, will offer a computer presentation to sophomore engineering students from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in Room 122 of the Multipurpose Activities Center. He will also speak to students, faculty and staff from 2 to 3 p.m. in the General Studies Building auditorium about information technology and business.

From 3 to 4:50 p.m., Sichelstiel will join the Engineering Design and Graphics 100 class in Room 313 of the Science Technology Building for a computer presentation and discussion.

Mobile office schedule shared

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Governor Cecil H. Underwood's mobile office will be visiting the Eastern Panhandle at various times in October:

* Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Senior Citizens Center, 404 S. Green St., Berkeley Springs.

* Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 25th Apple Butter Festival, City Park, Washington Street, Berkeley Springs.

* Tuesday, Oct. 27: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Martinsburg Mall Food Court, Martinsburg, W.Va.

* Wednesday, Oct. 28: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Charles Town Library, 200 E. Washington St., Charles Town, W.Va.

Pa. museum open Saturday

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -The public is invited to browse through the rooms of the Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Sandra A. and Gilson L. Kendall of Fayetteville, Pa., will be on hand to sign copies of their "Drummer Boys of the Civil War," published by Thomas Publications of Gettysburg, Pa. The book, which costs $6, was written by Sandra Kendall, a librarian at Greencastle-Antrim Middle School, and the pictures and illustrations were done by Gilson Kendall.

Ryan Conrad, son of William and Ann Conrad of Waynesboro, Pa., will present a living history portrayal of a Civil War drummer boy.

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