Go, Do, Learn

June 24, 2005

Identification kit for kids

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. ? Parsons Ford Lincoln Mercury has a Commitment to Kids Day from 3 to 7 p.m. today.

Free kits will be created for identifying children. Parents can create an identifying kit or update existing kits. A current digital photograph of your child will be taken. There also will be free refreshments and entertainment.

Parsons Ford Lincoln Mercury is at 1400 Shepherdstown Road. For information, call Meredith Poffenberger at 1-304-263-3344.

Free meals for children

The Food & Nutrition Services Department of Washington County Public Schools is providing free lunches, in cooperation with the Washington County Arts Council, for all children ages 18 and younger. The program runs weekdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. through Thursday, Aug. 11, at Washington County Arts Council Gallery, 41 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

During the lunch hour there will be occasional arts and crafts activities, storytelling and educational programs.

Advance registration is required. Call the Arts Council at 301-791-3132.

Camp registration

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. ? Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation is holding registration for the following 2005 camps: Berkeley summer day camp, cheerleading camp, tennis camp, co-ed soccer camp, boys basketball skills camp. For information, call 1-304-264-4842 or go to on the Web.

Swimming lesson registration

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. ? Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation is accepting registration for American Red Cross swimming lessons, ages 6 months through level six instruction. For information, go to on the Web or visit the parks and recreation office in the Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center, 273 Woodbury Ave.

Caregivers luncheon

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. ? Join others who care for adult loved ones for a LunchOut from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Shoney's in Martinsburg.

Caregivers will brainstorm to choose future lunchout topics and speakers and share caregiving experiences. Lunch is Dutch treat, and is open to anyone caring for others.

To register for the luncheon or complimentary respite care, call Berkeley Senior Services Adult Day Program manager Kathy McIntyre at 1-304-263-8873, ext. 114.

Teen childbirth, parenting classes

FREDERICK, Md. ? Families Plus! will offer teen childbirth and parenting classes from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27, at Family Partnership, 7630-B Hayward Road. The classes are free. This series is repeated every other month.

For information or to register, call Frederick County Health Department at 1-301-631-3326.

Adoption support

FREDERICK, Md. ? Parents and Children Together, an adoption support group, will meet Thursday, July 7, and Saturday, July 16. The group is free.

Another group will meet Thursday, Aug. 4, and Saturday, Aug. 20.

The group, for adoptive parents and their children, is co-sponsored by Families Plus!, Frank Adoption Center and Adoptive Families and Friends. Call Mary Jean Pavelko-Snyder at 1-301-393-5345 for times and location of the meetings.

Free law consultations

FREDERICK, Md. ? A "Law Day Open House" will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Hood College's Whittaker Center, 401 Rosemont Ave. There is no fee.

Lawyers will be available to provide free consultations on immigration issues to Latino families at this open house. Spanish translation and light refreshments will be provided.

Science institute for girls

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. ? The fields of biochemistry and molecular biology will be presented to middle school-age girls at the interactive Wilson College Summer Science Institute held Sunday, July 11, through Friday, July 16, at Wilson College, 1015 Philadelphia Ave.

The week-long residential camp is for girls who've completed grades seven, eight or nine, and are interested in science. Campers will experience hands-on learning with an emphasis on the techniques used in biochemistry and molecular biology, and how they are used in the study and understanding of physiological systems. Participating students will use analytical techniques to quantify results in experiments conducted in team settings, while being mentored by Wilson College science faculty members.

Wilson College students majoring in the sciences will serve as peer teachers for the girls, as well as advisors in the residence hall housing campers. There will be evening discussions and strategy planning, as well as a field trip to a research laboratory. Teachers from the girls' own schools will be invited to visit the Wilson campus as their students carry out scientific experiments.

Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, with a deadline of Thursday, June 30.

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