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January 31, 2006|by STACI CLIPP

Hello! And welcome to February!

This is National Children's Dental Health Month - a perfect time to make those dentist appointments! Other holidays this month are: National Freedom Day on the 1st; Groundhog Day and eighth-grade Day on the Job on the 2nd; and National School Counseling week Feb. 6 through 10.


Kindergarten/pre-K sign-up

You can begin registering your child for school on Feb. 8.

You must bring his or her birth certificate, Social Security number, immunization record, current proof of residency ( property tax bill, rental bill, utility bill, etc.), record of physical examination and blood lead screening.

Other registration dates are April 5, May 11 and July 12.

Team Trivia Bingo

The second annual Team Trivia Bingo, hosted by The Herald-Mail, will be held Saturday Feb. 4 at Washington County Technical High School, 50 W. Oak Ridge Drive. The masters of ceremonies will be Bob Fleenor and Dave Elliott.


Lunch will be served 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the competition is from 12:30 until 3:30-ish.

The entry fee is $100 per team, with a maximum of four players per team. All proceeds will be donated to the Newspaper in Education Program (NIE). The winners of three trivia bingo games advance to the championship round. Adults and teens are welcome to play. For additional details, and to register call Brenda Bush at 301-733-5131 ext. 2056, by Wednesday, Feb.

Special thanks to Jeffery Stouffer, principal at Washington County Tech High, and his janitorial staff for opening their doors for this event.

St. John's youth

The youth group at St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., will be organizing a soup and salad luncheon at the church on Feb. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Admission to the lunch, which includes drinks and an assortment of homemade soups, breads and salads, is $5. Tickets may be purchased the day of the luncheon.

Desserts will be available to purchase.

Sounds like a good deal!

I will be sure to remind you of this event again!

TV history

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of educational television in Washington County Schools, a reunion is planned for Sept. 23 for all former employees of the Washington County Board of Education's T-V Center.

If you are or know of a former employee, please contact Downs Hewitt at 301-582-2837 for more information.

Lions Club

The Hagerstown Lions Club has collected 300 pairs of glasses, 503 pairs of lenses, 25 frames, 100 cases and one hearing aid for the past reporting period. Great job, gentlemen!

Happy February birthdays are wished to: Tim Foltz, Feb. 1; Dick Mercer, Feb. 10; Clair Baker Jr., Feb. 14; Bob Vaughan, Feb. 15; Alan Brodell, Feb. 21; Dick Hershey, Feb. 22; and Paul Sweeney, Feb. 26.

Happy Anniversary wishes are issued to Mr. and Mrs. David Kaplan, Feb. 10, who are celebrating 44 years; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stanley, Feb. 14, who are celebrating 52 years; and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rankin, Feb. 16, who are celebrating 26 years. Wow! That's a total of 122 years!

Good Times Express

The next trade show will be held Feb. 11. Entitled Black Artists Of Baltimore, the art show will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $3 per person. This event will be held at The Masonic Temple at 54 S. Potomac St.

The next dance will be Feb. 4 and will be Sock Hop Saturday Night with music by The Cruisers from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $9 per person. Please note that the dances will now be held at the Funkstown Moose, not at the Masonic Temple.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call 301-733-9156.

Caucasian carpets

An extraordinary collection of Caucasian textiles on loan from Jerry and Kaye Thompson, as well as private collectors, will be on view in the Groh Gallery of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts from Feb. 3 through April 23.

An opening reception will take place on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p. m.

What a world of color, design and imagination! No other area of the rug-weaving world offers such a wide scope of variety as the Caucasus of Asia. No other area of the world of comparable size has so many different groups, customs and languages. Nor is there another area of the world that has served as often as a crossroads for so many different conquering armies which have left traces of their customs with the various peoples of the region. These factors are among the reasons why Caucasian rugs today are popular.

The weavers of each region or village produce unique carpets that include both Persian motifs and designs influenced by Turkey. Hand-knotted from pure hand-spun Caucasian wool, these unique creations often took months to create. Textiles in the exhibition will include antique rugs, prayer rugs, saddle bags, horse covers and other types of weavings from the Eastern and Southern Caucasus.

Art exhibition

"Metamorphosis," a mini-retrospective of works by Reuben Kadish (1913-1992), will be held at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts from Feb. 3 through April 23.

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