Go, Do, Learn

May 08, 2006

Healing trauma

Laurel Brown will present the program Healing Trauma from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at Brook Lane's main campus, 13218 Brook Lane Drive, off Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road, Hagerstown. To register or for information, call 301-733-0330 or 1-800-342-2992.

Strong Women program

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Penn State Cooperative Extension will conduct a StrongWomen Program in Franklin County beginning Thursday, May 11. A free informational meeting will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, at Penn State Cooperative Extension Office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane. No registration is necessary for the informational meeting.

StrongWomen is a six-week program geared for middle-aged to older women. Participants will meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. two times a week for one-hour sessions. The cost is $45. Participants are required to provide their own hand weights and ankle weights.

For information or to register, call Mary Ann Oyler at 1-717-263-9226.

Health screenings

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Health Department will offer free health screenings from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Martin's grocery on Foxcroft Avenue. For information, call April Reynolds at 1-304-263-5131.


Health expo

The Washington County Commission on Aging is sponsoring the "Celebrating the Generations Expo" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Hagerstown Community College's Athletic Recreation Community Center, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown.

The event will feature information for all ages, health screenings, entertainment, raffles, food, kids' games, door prizes, craft vendors, car show and freebies. Admission is $1; and free for ages 9 and younger.

Breast cancer walk

CENTREVILLE, Va. - Y-ME will hold its first Washington, D.C., Walk to Empower on Sunday, May 14, at Bull Run Regional Park. The walk is three miles. To register, go to

Breast cancer awareness at The Hagerstown Suns

The Hagerstown Suns will help spread awareness about the threats of breast cancer during its first "Pitching Pink" day Sunday, May 14. At 12:35 p.m. the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a commemorative pink Hagerstown Suns baseball cap, and every mother in attendance will receive a gift courtesy of the Suns.

There also will be several fundraisers benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness - Cumberland Valley (BCA-CV), including a Shirt-Off-Our-Back jersey auction and a Mother's Day Picnic Feast.

For information, call 301-791-6266. Reservations will be based on availability through Friday, May 12. Picnic tickets cost $20, with $5 donations of each sale donated to BCA-CV.

First aid instruction

FREDERICK, Md. - First Aid instruction will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 15, at HealthFirst Enterprises, U.S. 40. The class meets or exceeds OSHA guidelines and state requirements for licensed childcare. The cost is $40.

Registration is required. For information, call 1-301-473-5670 or e-mail

Bone density screening

A bone density screening will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 15, at Otterbein Community Center, 912 S. Potomac St. in Waynesboro, Pa., in conjunction with National Women's Health Week.

Bone density screenings are recommended for: individuals older than 50; women who have passed through menopause; current cigarette smokers; women who weigh less than 125 pounds; women with a history of hip fracture; and women who have used steroids for three months or longer.

Information will be available during the screenings. Registration is required. Call 1-717-262-4602 for information or to register.

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