Community briefs

January 09, 2006

Library programs for January outlined

Events taking place at the Washington County Free Library this month:

Today, 7 p.m. - Robert McCauley Lecture Series: Local historian and author Roger Keller will present "General Otho Holland Williams: Revolutionary War Hero." Free admission ticket available at the reference desk.

Jan. 13 - Fridays at the Library, Home Schoolers Series: grades kindergarten through fifth grade, 1 to 2 p.m.; high school, 2 to 3 p.m.; middle school, either session. The topic will be "Animals at the Library," with dogs from the Humane Society visiting.

Jan. 17, 3 p.m. - Poetry reading: Adeline Foster, adjunct professor at Hagerstown Community College, will read some of her original poetry.


Jan. 26, 10 a.m. - Medicare Part D Seminar: Katrina Ebersole from the Commission on Aging will answer questions about the new prescription program.

For more information, call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.

'Kids and Grands' meeting is Tuesday

"Kids and Grands" Grandparents as Caregivers Support Group will hold its fourth meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St. in Hagerstown.

The topic will be "How to handle addictions." Speakers from Washington County Hospital and the Washington County Health Department will discuss how addictions affect the family system, and how to recognize, avoid and seek treatment for addiction.

Child care and a light supper will be provided.

The support group will continue to meet on the first Tuesday of each month until May.

Please RSVP by calling Linda Crone at the Commission on Aging, 301-790-0275, ext. 210, or Elizabeth Cunningham at the Department of Social Services at 240-420-2297.

Commandments of life being discussed

WILLIAMSPORT - "A Look into Life's Commandments" is the theme of Tuesday's seminar at Williamsport Retirement Village.

Held at Twin Oaks Assisted Living No. 44 at 7 p.m., the seminar will be led by Bill Neely, chaplain of Brooke Grove Retirement Village. He will evaluate individual life commandments and help make needed changes.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 301-223-7971.

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