Community briefs

March 03, 2006

Entries accepted for photo contest

HANCOCK - Anyone wishing to enter the "Our Town" photo contest sponsored by the Hancock Arts Council has until Saturday at 1 p.m.

Entrees may be entered by taking them to the War Memorial Library.

The contest judges will meet Monday, March 6, to evaluate the photos.

Interfaith Prayer Breakfast planne

The Washington County Council of Churches and the Interfaith Coalition of Washington County are hosting an Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, March 11, at the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, East Washington and Mulberry streets.

Experiencing Prayer is the theme with brief presentations from Baha'i, Christian, Jewish and Muslim perspectives.

The event begins at 8 a.m. with the meal served at 8:30 a.m. The program follows the meal.

Adult tickets cost $6.

For reservations, call 301-733-3565 by March 6.

Scouts collecting for hurricane victims

The Boy Scouts of America are collecting uniforms, handbooks, Cub Scout craft materials and equipment to send to Hattiesburg, Miss., home to one of six Boy Scout councils that lost the major part of their property due to Hurricane Katrina.


Anyone wanting to donate items may bring them to the Scout service center at 18600 Crestwood Drive in Hagerstown from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 18 or call Scott Paddack at 301-739-1211 to make other arrangements.

HCC offering landlords course

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering an introductory course on being a landlord in Washington County.

"Landlord Crash Course" will be March 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the HCC Valley Mall Center.

Topics include leases, lead paint laws, eviction and code enforcement. The course, co-sponsored by the Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership Inc., costs $40.

"Landlord Crash Course" is one in a series of Real Estate Investing Seminars. Other courses include "Successful Real Estate Investing," offered April 19; "The Business of Being a Landlord," offered May 31; and "Landlord Laws for Washington County," offered June 14.

To learn more, contact Cynthia Hull at 301-790-2800, ext. 520. To register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or visit

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