Park Clean-up Day
FREDERICK, Md. - Volunteers are needed to clean up the newly acquired Thomas Farm on Monocacy National Battlefield. After the cleanup, a ranger-conducted tour of this part of the field will be offered for those who participate in the project. Volunteers should wear trousers, long sleeves and boots and bring work gloves and a picnic lunch. Water will be provided. Gambrill Mill Visitor Center at the battlefield on Md. 355. There will be a carpool to the cleanup site. 9 a.m. For information, call Gloria Swift, 1-301-662-3515 or Shannon Moore, 1-301-694-1413.
Park Day 2002
SHARPSBURG - Antietam National Battlefield is calling for volunteers to participate in Park Day, an annual hands-on preservation event. Activities include vista clearing and a stream clean up. In exchange for their hard work, volunteers will receive a T-shirt. Visitor Center, Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg. Volunteers should meet at the visitor center at 9 a.m. Call Debbie Cohen, 301-432-6236.
Park Day 2002
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is seeking volunteers to participate in Park Day. Activities range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and trail building. In exchange for their work, volunteers will receive T-shirts and have an opportunity to hear a local historian describe the significance of the site. Volunteers should meet at Schoolhouse Ridge Battlefield on Bloomery Road at 9 a.m. Call Dave Fox, 1-304-535-6282.
Casino night and auction
Chamber Casino Night sponsored by Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce. Fountain Head Country Club, 13316 Fountain Head Road, Hagerstown. 6 p.m. $75 cost includes gourmet buffet, two complimentary beverages, champagne dessert, and $75 in house money. Call the Chamber office, 301-739-2015, ext. 100 to register. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
BRUNSWICK, Md. - Meet the folks from Brunswick, c. 1900, and experience quilting, rug making, butter churning, hand-crafted jewelry, winemaking and special programs on Black history of the area and the C&O Canal. Through Sunday, April 7. Brunswick Railroad Museum, 40 W. Potomac St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 1-301-834-7100. Food will be available at the Whistle Stop Caf.
Sunday, April 7
WILLIAMSPORT - Sponsored by Pangborn Elementary PTA. Williamsport Redmen Lodge. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch is at 12:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 each and include 20 games of bingo and a meal. Call 301-790-3254.
Martha Frick Symington Sanger will give an illustrated presentation on the houses of her great-grandfather, the coke and steel tycoon, Henry Clay Frick. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 91 Key St., City Park, Hagerstown. 3 p.m. Call 301-739-5727, the telecommunications device for the deaf 301-739-5764 or visit www.washcomuseum.org on the Web.
Monday, April 8
Writing workshop begins
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Local author Charles Mills will launch a four-week creative writing workshop, presenting techniques for enhancing writing skills and making manuscripts marketable. The Country Inn, Washington Street. Mondays, April 8 to 29, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuition is $65. Advance registration is required, class size is limited. Call 1-304-258-4491.
Dinner/seminar for investers
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Local Edward Jones investment representatives will host a free dinner seminar on college savings programs that can give parents and grandparents tax advantages, flexibility and control. Clarion Inn, 5:30 p.m. The seminar is free, but space is limited. To make a reservation, call a local Edward Jones representative in Charles Town, Shepherdstown or Martinsburg, W.Va.; or call Karen Coyne, 1-304-264-4430.
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