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Community briefs

October 17, 2002

Grief, loss program at local medical center



The Hagerstown Community College Center for Continuing Education, the Western Maryland Hospital Center Comfort Team and Hospice of Washington County Inc. will host an educational program for people who work with dying patients and their families Friday, Oct. 25, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Western Maryland Hospital Center.

Guest lecturer Dana Cable is a nationally recognized expert in the area of human response to grief and loss. He is director of human science program at Hood College.

This offering for 7.8 contact hours is provided by the Maryland Community College Association for Continuing Education and Training. The conference fee is $20 and includes lunch. WMHC and HWC staff can attend at no charge.

Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Call Pat Eccard at 301-665-1577 for information and to register.




Boonsboro company holding basket bingo



The First Hose Co. of Boonsboro will hold a basket bingo Saturday.

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Doors open at 4 p.m. and admission will be accepted until 6:15. Seating will be on a first-come basis. No reserves or holds will be allowed.

Admission is $10. The winning baskets will be filled.

Extra papers, basket raffles and 50/50 chances also will be on sale between 4 and 6:15 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30.

There will be 35 games in all with five specials.

Raffles and 50/50 chances will also be sold on the floor following intermission. Tip jars will be sold on the floor throughout the event.

The fire hall is at 5 St. Paul St., Boonsboro.

Food will be available from the fire company's auxiliary and the bingo games will be played in a smoke-free environment.




Junior basketball plans kickoff banquet



The Hagerstown Junior Basketball League will celebrate its 55th season Nov. 1 and 2 and will begin its activities with a banquet featuring keynote speaker Meadowlark Lemon, known as the "Clown Prince of Basketball."

Lemon spent 24 years with the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team, has starred on television and in commercials and is an ordained minister.

Lemon will speak at a banquet Friday, Nov. 1, at Grace Academy, 13321 Cearfoss Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30.

Entertainment will be provided by Bill Haley's Comets with John "Bam Bam" Lane and Frederick native Demetri Callas. Tickets are $40 per person. For ticket information, call 301-733-9156.

On Saturday, Nov. 2, Lemon will appear at Valley Mall at 11 a.m. and noon. He will also serve as grand marshal of the 78th Alsatia Mummers Parade on Nov. 2.

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