Local and tri-state briefs

September 09, 2002

Bull roast is today at children's home

The San Mar Children's Home on Md. 66 in Boonsboro will hold its annual Bull Roast and Open House from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The event will celebrate 119 consecutive years of operation. There will be 2,014 luminaires lit - one to represent each child cared for at the home since it was founded in 1883.

Groups are invited to attend and participate in a volleyball tournament on a new sand court. Groups of nine or more who come to play will receive a $5 discount off the cost of dinner.

Musical entertainment will be provided, and tours of the facilities will be provided throughout the evening.

The cost is $15 per person.

For information or tickets, call San Mar at 301-733-9067.

Free puppet show slated at county library

A free puppet show will be performed by the Teen Advisory Board at the Washington County Free Library at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.


The library is at 100 S. Potomac St.

Lead paint removal course offered at HCC

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education will offer courses for landlords and licensed contractors who need to learn the proper way to remove lead paint from properties built prior to 1978, according to Maryland law.

The courses will be offered Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, at HCC. Licensed lead paint supervisors can be recertified Wednesday, Oct. 2, and lead paint workers can be recertified on Friday, Oct. 25.

A three-day training course will be held Sept. 25 to 27 for anyone interested in becoming a certified lead paint inspector technician.

For information on the courses offered, call 301-790-2800, ext. 520, and leave a name, number and mailing address for an informational flyer.

Christian Academy to hold anniversary meal

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Faith Christian Academy will hold its 20th anniversary banquet Saturday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown.

The theme for the evening will be "Imagine What God Will Do." The keynote speaker will be school administrator Eric Kerns.

For more information, call 304-263-0011.

Information technology professionals to meet

Information Technology Alliance - known as VITAL - will hold a joint meeting with the Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals today.

The meeting will be from 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 4 of Hagerstown Community College's Valley Mall center.

VITAL President Greg Bowen will talk about the research and other efforts of the organization to help promote the economic growth of high-tech companies.

All information technology professionals are invited to attend.

For information, e-mail Jon Backus at prior to the meeting.

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