Tuesday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Richardson's Restaurant, Dual Highway, Hagerstown. The group uses critical thought as opposed to religious orthodoxy in forming opinions. Those interested in learning about free thought are welcome to attend. Call 301-432-6338.
Potomac-Mecklenburg Garden Club
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1 p.m., St. Agnes Parish Hall. Bill Greg, program coordinator for Invasive Species Research at U.S. Geological Service, will speak on invasive plants in the ecosystem. Guests are welcome.
Emmitsburg Senior Citizens
EMMITSBURG, Md. - Card party, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. Senior Center, 300 S. Seton Ave. The game 500 will be played. $2. Call 240-629-6350.
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m., AMVETS Post 10, 770 Frederick St., Hagerstown. For ages 55 and older. For information about the group and activities, call Virginia, 301-739-8990; Sharon, 1-717-762-4524; or Dick, 301-824-5200.
WINCHESTER, Va. - Wednesdays, Aug. 24, Sept. 7 and 28, 6:30 p.m., Perkins Family Restaurant. The group, members of the Quadstate Region of Toastmasters International, provides an opportunity for members to develop communication and leadership skills. The group meets the first and fourth Wednesdays of each month. For information, go to www.orgsites.com/pa/area42.
Wednesdays, Aug. 24, Sept. 14 and 28, 7 p.m., downstairs conference room of Washington County Free Library, Hagers-town. The group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month and is open to the public and anyone interested in advancing their public-speaking abilities and leadership potential. The club is an affiliate of Toastmasters International Area 42. Go to www.orgsites.com/pa/area42; or contact Karen Dredske,1-304-264-9442.
Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m., Richardson's Restaurant, Dual Highway, Hagerstown. For ages 55 and older. For information about the group or activities, call Virginia, 301-739-8990; Sharon, 1-717-762-4524; or Dick, 301-824-5200.
Breakfast, Friday, Aug. 26, 8 a.m., Antietam Family Restaurant, Fountainhead Plaza, 13208 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. All Moller retirees and spouses are welcome.
Dinner on the Diamond fundraiser
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Sponsored by Shepherd University and Outback Steakhouse, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m., Fairfax Field at the university. Outback Steakhouse is donating and serving dinner; the foundation is providing dessert and soft drinks. The event will benefit the Shepherd University baseball team, members of which will be present to greet guests, park cars and wait tables. Thirty game jerseys bearing the Shepherd logo and player numbers will be sold. Tickets for dinner are $50, adults; $15, ages 6 to 12. The public is welcome. Purchase tickets by calling the foundation, 1-304-876-5195.
C&O Canal ox roast
WILLIAMSPORT - Sponsored by Williamsport Lions Club, Friday, Aug. 26, starting at 5 p.m., Williamsport Improved Order of Redmen, Conococheague Tribe 84 picnic grounds. Cost is $8 and includes roast beef sandwich, coleslaw, all the corn you can eat and beverage. Proceeds benefit the Lions' community projects.
Craft and bake sale for mission
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Sponsored by those going on the January Belize Mission trip, Saturday, Aug. 27, 7 a.m., Pleasant Hill United Brethren in Christ Church parking lot, 3664 Coseytown Road. Tables available for $20. The mission group will sell baked goods and food.
Chicken barbecue, open-pit beef and ham sandwich sale
FUNKSTOWN - Saturday, Aug. 27, 9:30 a.m. until sold out, Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. Cost of one-half chicken with roll and butter, pit beef sandwich or ham sandwich only, is $5; meal includes macaroni salad and baked beans for $6. Carryout available. Call 301-790-0090.
Chicken barbecue and bake sale