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October 28, 2005

'Vests for Visibility' available for Halloween



To protect young pedestrians trick-or-treating this Halloween, the Maryland State Highway Administration is loaning parents "Vests for Visibility."

"Vests for Visibility" provides safety vests for parents to borrow - free of charge - to place over children's Halloween costumes. The vests will be available in most counties at SHA Maintenance shops today and Monday, Oct. 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are a limited number of reflective vests which can be borrowed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Participating maintenance shops are:

Hagerstown shop, Interstate 70 and Md. 65, 18320 Col. Henry K. Douglas Drive, Hagerstown. Call 301-791-4790.

Frederick shop, 5111 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, Md. Call 1-301-624-8251.

Thurmont shop, Moser Road, Thurmont, Md. Call 1-301-271-7787.




Solving home computer headaches



If you've ever felt helpless because of computer problems, come visit Hagerstown Community College's Computer CPR Clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Valley Mall.

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Students from HCC's Information Technology Association will provide consulting and repair services for home computer headaches.

The Computer CPR Clinic service area will be in Valley Mall next to Antietam Cable, which is providing high speed Internet service through MyACT.net. No registration is required.

For information, call Jack Drooger at 301-790-2800, ext. 453, or send e-mail to droogerj@hagerstowncc.edu.




APPLES for Children open house



APPLES for Children will have an open house from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at its new office at 6 W. Washington St., Suite 210 in Hagerstown. There will be hors d'oeuvres, tours, giveaways, and a time to mingle.

Reservations are due by Friday, Nov. 4, to Michele Nixon, 301-733-000 or 1-800-924-9188, ext. 100.




Boys basketball registration



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation is accepting registration for its Boys Winter Basketball League. The league is open to boys in grades three through eight and ages 8 to 14 as of Sept. 1, 2005. The fee is $35 per player and a birth certificate must accompany the application if the child has not previously played in a Parks & Recreation league.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 30. For information, call Parks & Recreation at 1-304-264-4842 or go to www.mbcparks-rec.org.




Cheerleading clinic



MONT ALTO, Pa. - The Penn State Mont Alto cheerleading squad will host a cheerleading clinic from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in the Multipurpose Activities Center on campus. Registration begins at noon.

The event is open to girls between the ages of 7 and 18. Cheerleaders can register individually or as a team. The cost is $20 per person and includes a T-shirt. Cheerleaders will learn new cheers and dance routines and will have the opportunity to work on jumps, stunts and tumbling.

For information or to register, call Christina Green at 1-717-729-0186 or send e-mail to clg227@psu.edu.




Strong parent program



THURMONT, Md. - Lewistown Elementary School PTA will host Thomas J. Zirpoli, author of "Cures for Parental Wimp Syndrome: Lessons on Becoming a Strong Parent," from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Lewistown Elementary School, 1119 Hessong Road. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 6:30 p.m.

Zirpoli will urge parents and caregivers to get "back to basics" by giving clear and simple advice.

The program is co-sponsored by Families Plus! and the Frederick County Public Schools' Community Agency Support Services. Child Care Choices continued training is available for Maryland childcare providers. Training credit also is available for foster parents.

To register or for information, call Families Plus! at 1-301-694-9002, or go to www.familiesplus.org.




Squirt basketball registration



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation is accepting registration for the Squirt Basketball League. The league is open to boys and girls in first and second grade and ages 6 to 7 as of Sept. 1, 2005. The fee is $35 per player and a birth certificate must accompany the application if the child has not previously played in a Parks & Recreation league.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 7. For information, call Parks & Recreation at 1-304-264-4842.




Boys basketball registration



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation is accepting registration for the Boys High School Basketball League. The league is open to players in grades nine through 12 and ages 14 to 18 as of Sept. 1, 2005. The fee is $35 per player and a birth certificate must accompany the application if the child has not previously played in a Parks & Recreation league.

Registration deadline is Thursday, Dec. 15. For information, call 1-304-264-4842 or go to www.mbcparks-rec.org.




Youth volleyball instruction



GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Greencastle-Antrim YMCA will host youth volleyball at Greencastle-Antrim Primary School. Youth volleyball is open to any child ages 6 years through sixth grade. The program incorporates instruction and light competition. Teams will not be formed.

The program will be offered Saturday mornings with each age group meeting for one hour, beginning Saturday, Nov. 5, and continuing through Dec. 7. Children ages 6 years to third grade will meet from 10 to 11 a.m., fourth- through sixth-grade students will meet from 11 a.m. to noon. For information, call Lindsey Secrest at 1-717-762-6012.

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