April 24 community briefs

April 24, 2002

Borders Books hosting local author Heinecker

Local author Deborah Heinecker will participate in a reception and book signing from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Borders Books Music & Caf in Hagerstown.

Heinecker, of Cascade, wrote "The Reluctant Psychic" based on one of her experiences as a clairvoyant who helps solve homicides.

Heinecker's debut novel is a fictionalized account of her transition from a successful businesswoman to a psychic sleuth.

Basket bingo to benefit Children's Village

A basket bingo to benefit Children's Village of Washington County will be Sunday at Western Enterprise Fire Co., 526 Washington Ave. in Hagerstown.

Sponsored by the Antietam Fire Co. ladies auxiliary, the event begins with a meal at 12:45 p.m. followed by bingo at 2 p.m.


Tickets cost $25.

"The ladies auxiliaries from our local fire companies have been instrumental in supporting the mission of Children's Village," said Rochelle Morrell, development director.

The proceeds from the event will help sponsor life safety educational programs for all Washington County second-graders at the 1546 Mount Aetna Road facility.

The Washington County Marbles Tournament will be Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Richard A. Henson Family YMCA on Eastern Boulevard in Hagerstown.

Boys and girls ages 7 to 14 are eligible to play in the tournament. Participants must be residents of Washington County. The 2001 National Marbles Champion Tim Ratliff will be present.

For information, call Jerry Ratliff at 301-824-3906 or Randi Hulse at 301-824-1168.

Turf Bowling League begins season May 7

The Hagerstown Turf Bowling League will begin its season Tuesday, May 7, at Pangborn Park. Anyone interested is welcome.

Anyone who would like to learn the sport of turf bowling is invited to Pangborn Park Monday, May 6, at 7 p.m.

For information, call Harry Snook at 301-739-9063; Thelma Myers at 301-739-4469; or Pauline Butts at 301-790-1210.

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