Potomac Garden Club
WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Nov. 15, 12:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church (use lower entrance). The group will wrap gifts for the Williamsport Nursing Home.
American Association of University Women
Hagerstown Branch, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, intersection of Halfway Boulevard and Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown. There will be a presentation by the Girl Scouts, followed by a program on guide dogs, featuring dogs in various stages of training. Members and guests are invited.
Amnesty International Upper Potomac Chapter 539
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Tuesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Rumsey Gallery Room, Shepherd University Student Center, North King Street. Louis Elneus, of Haiti, founder of Haiti Lumiere de Demain (Haiti's Light for Tomorrow), will talk about Haitian children and HLD's efforts to provide schoolbooks and teacher training in Haiti. Go to www.Haitilumiere.org.
Women in Black of Frederick
FREDERICK, Md. - Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6:30 to 7 p.m., Intersection of Market and Patrick streets. Silent vigil mourning all violence. All are invited. Wear black if possible. For information go to www.wibfrederick.org; send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 1-301-834-7581.
Thursday, Nov. 17, registration/social at 11:30 a.m., meeting at noon, lunch at 12:15 p.m., Stingers Sports Pub & Grill, 7704 Old National Pike (Alt. U.S. 40), Hagerstown. Cost is $17 and includes choice of grilled chicken Caesar salad, ham steak or roast pork loin. Entrees include side dishes, tax and gratuity. Reservations are due by Monday, Nov. 14. Call Doreen Yost, 301-432-0303. For membership information, call Lynn Brumbelow, 301-733-5448; or Judy Waters, 301-790-3735.
Thursday, Nov. 17, noon, El Ranchero Restaurant, Wesel Boulevard, 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.
Saturday, Nov. 19, 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.
Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society
STATE LINE, Pa. - Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., State Line Ruritan building in Community Park. Vic Moon will display and discuss the history of Fisher-Price toys, from 1930s to present. Bring a toy to share and display. The public is invited to attend meetings.
Animal Welfare Society
RANSON, W.Va. - Sunday, Nov. 20, 3 p.m., first-floor meeting room at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Annual meeting. All members are invited. Call the shelter, 1-304-725-0589; or go to www.awsjc.org.
Books for Babies - Reading to Make "Cents" contest
Now through Sunday, Nov. 20. Participating Washington County elementary students are signing sponsors to pledge a donation for every book they read during Children's Book Week. Students raising the most money countywide and at each school will win prizes. Proceeds provide books and literacy materials for every newborn at Washington County Hospital. Call Pam Michael or Martin Brubaker, 301-791-5277.
St. Joseph Catholic Church annual Christmas bazaar
Thursday, Nov. 17, 5 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., corner of Virginia Avenue and Halfway Boulevard, Hagerstown. A variety of seasonal items, gifts and homemade food will be available. Lunch Friday and Saturday.
Art reception, show, sale