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November 16, 2005

One-act plays in Smithsburg

SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg High School Drama Club will present a dessert theater with "An Evening of One Acts." Dessert will be served with the show. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, and Friday, Nov. 18. Smithsburg High School stage. Advanced reservations only. $8, adults; $6, senior citizens and students; $6, ages 12 and younger. For reservations, call 301-824-3658.

Book appraisal fundraiser

Friends of the Washington County Free Library will host its second annual book appraisal fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Professional appraisers Michael Osbourne and Jan Riker from Michael J. Osbourne Books LLC in Columbia, Md., will appraise books. A discussion on document preservation will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Tickets cost $5 per item. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 152, for tickets.

Shippensburg Civil War Round Table meeting

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Wayne Wachsmuth will present "The Role of the Black Soldier in the Union Army," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, during a meeting of Shippensburg Civil War Round Table. The meeting will be held on the second floor of Shippensburg Public Library. Call Robin Vaughn at 1-717-532-9166.


Pancake breakfast

KNOXVILLE - Pleasant Valley Ruritan Club will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Md. 67. The menu also includes sausage, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee. Country ham sandwiches also will be sold. Tickets cost $5, adults; $3, ages 6 to 12; and free for ages 5 and younger.

Scholarship basketball game

Broadfording Christian Academy will host the fourth annual Pauline Forsyth Scholarship basketball game at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Broadfording Christian Academy. The fundraising event features alumni from Clear Spring High School and Broadfording Christian Academy. Tickets cost $3, adults; $2 for children; and can be purchased at Broadfording Christian Academy. Both schools split the money and the proceeds that Clear Spring High receives are used to award the annual Pauline Forsyth Scholarship to seniors at Clear Spring High School.

Pet photos with Santa

RANSON, W.Va. - The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County will have its annual Pet Photos with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Lion's Center in Ranson. Each 5-inch by 7-inch picture costs $7. Children or family photographs also can be taken. All dogs must be on a leash, cats in cat carriers and vaccinations up to date. Call 1-304-725-0589.

Fall rabies clinic

RANSON, W.Va. - The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County will have its fall rabies clinic from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Lion's Center, West Third Avenue and South George Street. Dogs and cats older than 3 months can be vaccinated. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. Vaccinations cost $6 for each pet. Call 1-304-725-0589.

Slippery potpie dinner

FAIRPLAY - District 12 Ruritan will hold an all-you-can-eat slippery potpie dinner from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Tilghmanton Woods Community Center, Breathedsville Road at Manor Church Road, one-quarter mile east of Sharpsburg Pike. The dinner includes chicken or ham potpie, applesauce, cole slaw and rolls. The cost is $6 per person. Eat-in or carryout. Proceeds will help maintain the park at Tilghmanton Woods. Call 301-582-1005.

Dog walkers needed

The Humane Society of Washington County is seeking dog walkers from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Training will be provided for physically fit individuals ages 16 and older. Ages 12 to 15 must be accompanied by a trained, qualified adult volunteer.

Volunteers walk dogs that match their strength and experience. Shelter dogs that are walked regularly are healthier, calmer, happier and more likely to be adopted.

Volunteers are asked to commit to two hours a week for six months. For the date of the next volunteer orientation, call Margaret Rhoads, volunteer coordinator at 301-733-2060, ext. 212 or e-mail

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