Health screenings senior fair
The fair will feature 96 vendors with information for seniors, live entertainment, door prizes, beverages, popcorn and free ice cream. A noon meal is served free to participants ages 60 and older. Also pneumonia vaccines, blood pressure screening, vascular screening, glaucoma screening and a brake reaction time test. Sponsored by Washington County Hospital and Washington County Health Department. Clarion Inn Convention Center, 910 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Call 301-790-8663 or 301-790-0275.
Friday, May 24
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Master Gardeners of Pennsylvania State Cooperative Extension of Franklin County will sell plants, including varieties of perennials, shrubs, herbs, ground covers and house plants. All plants to be sold have been raised in the area, and many are divisions taken directly from the local volunteers' gardens. Limited amounts of garden equipment, books and garden accents also will be sold. Extension office, 191 Franklin Farm Lane. 5:30 p.m. Call 1-717-263-9226. Any local gardeners with perennial divisions or shrubs to contribute may call Master Gardener Linda Secrist, 1-717-263-4688.
Tuesday, June 4
Restoration workshop begins
EMMITHSBURG, Md. - The Mount St. Mary's department of archives and special collections will sponsor a two-day workshop on art restoration and preservation. Participants will gain hands-on experience in restoring art objects under the direct supervision of sculptor and restoration consultant Othmar Carli. Tuesday's lecture is in Knott Auditorium. Wednesday's workshop is in upper Flynn Hall. Mount St. Mary's, U.S. 15. Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $75, which includes materials, breakfast and lunch, refreshments, and handouts. To observe the workshop only, the cost is $55, which includes breakfast and lunch, refreshments and handouts. Contact Rebecca Fitzgerald, 1-301-447-5397, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or go on the Web to www.msmary.edu/studentsandstaff/library/archives.htm.
Thursdays in June
Course on Battle of Antietam
University of Maryland University College is offering a one-credit history course that focuses on the 1862 Battle of Antietam. Topics include a study of the Maryland campaign of the Civil War, the battle itself, and its impact on the war's outcome. Hagerstown Community College, Class Room Building, Room 103. Thursdays, June 6 to 27, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Call 301-738-6090 or visit www.umuc.edu and choose "Class Schedules" under the drop-down menu at the top.
Through Friday, May 24
Spring at Longwood Gardens
KENNET SQUARE, Pa. - Longwood Gardens offers daily visitor programs, including gardening demonstrations, flower shows, children's activities, and concerts. On U.S. 1. Admission is $12, adults ($8 on Tuesdays); $6 for ages 16 to 20; $2 for ages 6 to 15; and free for ages younger than 6. For information, call 1-610-388-1000 or 1-800-737-5500 or visit www.longwoodgardens.org on the Web.
Friday, June 7
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The A.R.E. Mid-Atlantic Region retreat will feature "Health of the Human Spirit: Reflections on Stress and Human Spirituality" with Brian Luke Seaward. Through Sunday, June 9. Shepherd College. To receive a flyer/registration form, call Robert Abdinoor, 1-301-662-2417 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
Carriage museum opens
FROSTBURG, Md. - The first exhibit of the season is "Time-Travelers" featured on the first floor of the museum. Visitors will have the opportunity to imagine travels on the roads and streets of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Thrasher Carriage Museum, 19 Depot St. Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The last tour is at 3 p.m. Call the Allegany County Historical Society, 1-301-689-3380 or 1-301-777-8678.