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December 02, 2005

YMCA Christmas


Waynesboro YMCA continues its "Twelve Days of Christmas" through Monday, Dec. 12. The remaining schedule:

· Today - Red Cross bloodmobile from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

· Saturday, Dec. 3 - Seventh annual craft show in YMCA gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring area vendors.

· Sunday, Dec. 4 - Free open swim in Pool 1.

· Monday, Dec. 5 - Bring your child's letter to Santa, and Santa will leave a reply at the YMCA.

· Tuesday, Dec. 6 - Nursing home Christmas bags - donate items to be packed in shoe boxes to be given to area nursing homes.

· Wednesday, Dec. 7 - Bring your children to the youth center to make a Christmas ornament. Teens get into the YMCA free. (This does not include the fitness center).

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· Thursday, Dec. 8 - A Christmas movie will be featured for the family to enjoy.

· Friday, Dec. 9 - Caroling throughout the YMCA building. Bring in a Christmas ornament to exchange with another member.

· Saturday, Dec. 10 - Bring nonperishable food items to be donated to human services.

· Sunday, Dec. 11 - Free use of the YMCA and fitness center.

· Monday, Dec. 12 - Cookies and coffee will be served in the lobby.

In addition, the YMCA is sponsoring an adopt-a-family program. Pick a gift tag from the tree at the front desk to help a family from the Waynesboro YMCA. Gift ideas will be attached to the tags. Wrapped gifts may be brought to the front desk by Monday, Dec. 19. Bring the tag with the gifts so that we know who should receive them. The tree will be on display through Monday, Dec. 19.

Adoption support


FREDERICK, Md. - Parents and Children Together: Adoption Support Group will meet Saturday, Dec. 17. The group is co-sponsored by Families Plus!, the Frank Adoption Center and Adoptive Families and Friends. For information, call Mary Jean Parvelko-Snyder at 1-301-393-5345.

Winter warmth event


FREDERICK, Md. - Winter Warmth will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Rock Creek School, 191 Waverley Drive. The evening will include entertainment and refreshments. Winter clothes will be distributed to those in need.

The event is co-sponsored by Barbara Brittain of Families Plus!, Joanne Harrington, FCPS of English Language Learners Program, and Jeanie Cronin of Hood College.

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

Author to speak


SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Author and futurist Richard Louv will present "Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown.

In Louv's new book, he links the lack of nature in the lives of today's wired generation to some of the most disturbing childhood trends including obesity, attention deficit disorder, and depression.

The talk is free and open to the public. For information, call Mark Madison at 1-304-876-7276, send e-mail to Mark_Madison@fws.gov; or go to training.fws.gov/history/publiclectures.html.

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