Shenandoah and Potomac Valley Garden Railway Club
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Saturday, Jan. 8, 12:30 to 3 p.m., Martinsburg Mall. There will be a business meeting followed by a slide show of a recent trip to China. Call 1-304-229-1906.
Saturday, Jan. 8, 9 a.m., Richardson's Restaurant, Dual Highway, Hagerstown. For ages 55 and older. Call Virginia, 301-739-8990 or Dick, 301-824-5200.
Frederick Secular Humanists
FREDERICK, Md. - Sunday, Jan. 9, 1:30 p.m., community room of C. Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E. Patrick St. Jan Steenblick, who helped build the first commercial PIXE (proton induced X-ray emission) machine, will lead a discussion on how PIXE can cause strange denials and reactions in business people and others. The public is invited to this free event. For information, go to www.fresh.wash.org on the Web.
Mack Golden Bulldogs
MAUGANSVILLE - Monday, Jan. 10, social hour at 9:15 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., U.A.W. Union Hall, Maugans Avenue. Following coffee and doughnuts, the Rev. Clark Carr of Grace United Methodist Church will speak of his experiences as a major/chaplain in the Maryland National Guard. All Mack retirees are welcome. Winter meeting cancellations will follow school closings (not school delays).
Habitat for Humanity's Women Build
Monday, Jan. 10, 6:30 p.m., Habitat office, 20 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. The group is raising construction funds and is planning to build a home this spring. All are welcome. Contact Habitat for Humanity, 301-791-9009.
AARP Chapter 623
FUNKSTOWN - Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Funkstown American Legion. The program will be about senior victim advocacy. New officers will be installed and refreshments will be served. The 2004 officers will meet at 11 a.m. Incoming officers may attend.
Washington County Historical Trust
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m., Western Maryland Room (second floor) of Washington County Free Library, South Potomac Street, Hagerstown. Keven Walker of the National Park Service will present "Mumma Farm Evaluation: Preserving Cultural Landscapes at Antietam Battlefield."
Friendship Quilters Guild
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. A "Fabric Stash Sale" will be held. Members may trim their fabric stash. To participate, be at the church between 6 and 6:30 p.m. For details, call Millie Miller, 301-791-1184 or Donna Shoop, 301-491-8686.
Country butchering and pancake breakfast
Saturday, Jan. 8, beginning 6:30 a.m., Wilson Ruritan Club, 1/4 mile west of Huyetts Crossroads on U.S. 40. Breakfast is all-you-can-eat with one serving of sausage or pudding, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $3. Meat goes on sale at
7 a.m. Proceeds benefit the club's community projects.
Country breakfast and pork sale
MARLOWE, W.Va. - Saturday, Jan. 8, 7 to 9:30 a.m., Marlowe Ruritan Club. Breakfast costs $4 and is all-you-can-eat. Fresh pork is USDA inspected. For call-in orders: 1-304-274-3409, 1-304-274-1048, 1-304-274-1209 or 1-304-274-1999.
KEEDYSVILLE - Saturday, Jan. 8, 7 to 11 a.m., Salem United Methodist Church, 25 S. Main St. The all-you-can-eat breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, sausage gravy, juice and coffee. The cost is $5, adults; $3, ages 6 to 10; and free for ages 5 and younger. Proceeds will benefit Salem United Methodist Youth Ministry. Call 301-432-8116.
NEWVILLE, Pa. - Sponsored by Newville Cardinals Twilight Baseball Team, Sunday, Jan. 9, doors open at noon, games begin at 1:30 p.m., Newville Area Community Center, 2 Chestnut St. Tickets cost $20 and include 21 games. Three extra games feature baskets valued from $140 to $300. Extra strips available at $2 each or three for $5. Free shoofly pie at intermission. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets contact any Newville Twilight baseball player/parent or call 1-717-697-6424.
Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups
Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., area. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by a family member or friend's drinking. There are no fees. Call 301-293-8288 for a list of meetings in the area.
Bereavement Support Group