Upcoming events

July 23, 2005

Ramones Tribute Band

The Ramoones, a tribute band to The Ramones, will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at North American Rod and Gun Club, east of Hagerstown. For more information, call 301-739-4440.

Chicken barbecue

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A chicken barbecue and bake sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the parking lot of Greencastle Livestock Market, 720 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle. Sponsored by Greencastle Otterbein Church of the United Brethren in Christ for the benefit of Cub Scout Pack 287. The cost is $4 per half chicken. Call 1-717-328-3583.

Self-defense for women

Shepherd University will host a festival of martial arts training and related activities for girls and women Wednesday, July 27, through Sunday, July 31. This year's special training offers workouts in self-defense and many martial arts, including karate, tai kwon do, jujitsu, tai chi chuan and aikido, a variety of martial arts weapons and other martial arts styles.


The course is open to all women and teenage girls. No previous martial arts or self-defense training is needed. The course includes understanding violence and self-defense; intuition and awareness; physical skills; boundary setting; defense against grabs; ground defense; and club, knife, and gun defense. The instructors are female black belts and NWMAF-certified self-defense instructors.

A demonstration by the trainers and some participants will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Shepherd University's Butcher Center. Donations are requested for the Shenandoah Women's Center.

For information, call Barbara Feldman at 1-304-725-3756, or send e-mail to

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