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February 05, 2002

Go, Do, Learn

Waynesboro hosts health fair

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - "Health Fair America" is the theme of this year's Waynesboro Health Fair slated to take place at the Waynesboro Area Senior High School on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The health fair, sponsored by the Guyton Fund, is a free community service of

Waynesboro Hospital. Free health screenings, including blood testing to help detect diseases of the heart, and diabetes. Adults, age 18 and older, who want blood testing should not eat for at least eight hours before the screening.

There also will be activities, demonstrations, displays, handouts, door prizes, health information, and more.

For information, call MedQuest at 1-888-318-7855.

Take classes in the mall

The Institute for Learning in Retirement at Hagerstown Community College offers classes for seniors in writing, gardening and painting.

"Writing Your Personal Memoirs, Part I" with area author Myrtle Haldeman will be held Mondays, Feb. 4, through Feb. 25, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The course is designed for beginners and more proficient writers. The fee is $39.


"Create a Great Garden! Part II - Swing into Spring!" will be led by horticulturist John Clatterbaugh on Wednesdays, Feb. 13, and Feb. 20, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The fee is $20.

Area watercolor artist Bob Wantz will conduct a "Water Color Workshop" on Fridays, Feb. 1, through March 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $50.

"Oil/Acrylic Painting" with Lucile Dieterich will be held on Tuesdays, Feb. 12, through March 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. This class is designed for oil and acrylic painters of all levels. The fee is $42.

Each of these classes will be held at the HCC Valley Mall Center. To register and learn more about these or numerous other classes offered through the Institute for Learning in Retirement at HCC, call 301-790-2800, ext. 582.

Want to be an LPN?

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - The Adult Learning Center at James Rumsey Technical Institute will offer an LPN Preparation program for anyone wishing to enter the center's 2001-2002 LPN program. Attend an orientation and get all the specifics for LPN preparation.

Orientation dates are Monday, Feb. 4, and Monday, Feb. 18, at 9:30 a.m., and Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m.

For information, call the Learning Center at 1-304-754-9712.

Tour for mothers-to-be

The Family Birthing Center of Washington County Hospital will hold an open house and tour every Sunday for mothers-to-be and their families from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. This is an opportunity to tour the new birthing rooms and to learn about and register for classes on infant CPR, breastfeeding, sibling, Wee Care, prepared childbirth education, and childbirth refresher.

Park in the garage and bring your ticket with you for validation. For information or to register, call 301-790-8214.

Caregiver support offered

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Area Agency on Aging will hold a "Family Caregiver Support Group" on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the first floor conference room of the agency at 218 N. Second St. in Chambersburg. The topic for conversation is "Memory enhanced environments" and includes information on creating a safe haven, making connections and creating small moments of joy. For more information, call Kim Kriner at 717-263-2153 or


Love yourself health fair set

SMITHSBURG, Md. - Trinity Lutheran Church at 15 N. Main St. will hold a health fair on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church. Among those exhibiting are the Alzheimers Association, Y-Me of Washington County, the Arthritis Foundation, the Parish Nurses Association who will do blood pressure screenings, the Commission on Aging, the Diabetes Association, Serene Acupuncture with free demonstrations, Synergy Therapeutic offering free massage and vision screenings by the Hagerstown Lioness Club, as well as others. Lunch is also available.

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