Friday, April 5
Singles Meet Singles
8 p.m. to midnight, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1936, 70 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. For ages 21 and older. Casual dress; no tank tops or hats. Cash bar, door prizes. $6. Call Dee, 1-304-274-6165.
Birding 201 course begins
Potomac Valley Audubon Society members Wil Hershberger and Bob Dean, master birders, will offer the course, Birding 201, this spring. The course begins Thursday, March 28 and will last five weeks. Several birding fieldtrips will be included. For information about the course site and to register, call 1-304-754-7517. The cost is $20 per person.
First Friday Seminar
FREDERICK, Md. - The First Friday Seminar at Unity Center, 1 W. 9th St., will feature Carole Pressnall, presenting "Akashic Records." The seminar will be held Friday, April 5, at 8 p.m.
Admission is $10, and $5 for students. For information, call Carole Kirby at 1-301-473-5506.
Saturday, March 30
Seminar on growing roses
The seminar will be led by members of the American Rose Society's corps of consulting Rosarians. Topics to be covered in the hour-long seminars include bed preparation, planting, watering, fertilization, disease prevention, pruning and winterization. Home Depot, Centre at Hagerstown, 17810 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown. 10 a.m. Call 301-797-5305.
WINCHESTER, Va. - Hosted by Bunker Hill Train Club. UAW 149 Union Hall, 2625 Paper Mill Road. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $3, and free for ages younger than 12. Call 1-800-671-3303.
LEESBURG, Va. - Oatlands, features historic house tours, plantation walking tours, the Oatlands Potting Shed shop, and gardens. Oatlands, U.S. 15, six miles south of Leesburg. Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Admission $8, adults; $7, seniors/students; $1 for ages younger than 12. Groups of 10 or more who would like a guided walking plantation tour are $10 per person, advance reservations required. Call 1-703-777-3174 or visit www.oatlands.org on the Web.
Monday, April 1
Science journalist will speak
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Science magazine's David Malakoff will discuss his work in the field of science writing. Knutti Hall, Room 202, Shepherd College. 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Call Linda Tate, 1-304-876-5365 or visit webpages.shepherd.edu/salouf01/techcommseries/ on the Web.
Soap Box Derby registration
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Monday, April 1 is the registration deadline for this year's soap box derby race to be held June 8 in Martinsburg. Registration forms may be returned to Martinsburg/Berkeley County Parks and Recreation Board Office in Meadow Lane Plaza or mail to Norwalk Soap Box Derby, P.O. Box 1781, Martinsburg, W.Va. 25402. For information, call 1-304-267-4675 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Tuesday, April 2
Master gardeners seminars
FREDERICK, Md. - A Rose for Every Garden is the topic for the first seminar. At the Maryland Cooperative Extension Office, Frederick County, 330 Montevue Ave. 7 p.m. Through May 21. Other topics to be covered are April 9, Perfecting Your Lawn; April 16, Pruning Ornamental Shrubs and Trees; April 23, Antique Apples; April 30, Using Nontraditional Groundcovers; May 7, Gardening with Native Plants; May 14, Container Gardening (Bring an unusual item or pot of your own choosing to this seminar. The cost is $15 including container or $12 if you bring own container. You must pre-register for this seminar); May 21, Gardening with Perennials and Annuals. Except for Container Gardening, all seminars are $7 per session plus a materials cost, if any, for up to four seminars; or $5 per session plus materials cost for five or more seminars. Walk-in cost is $10 per session, plus materials cost. Credit cards are not accepted. Call 301-694-1595.
Wednesday, April 3
Starting a Business in West Virginia workshop