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May 19, 2006|by JAMIE SHEKELS

Gather treasure

The seventh annual Treasure Sale benefiting the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will be held Saturday, Nov. 11. It's not to early to donate your tax deductible items to the sale - dishes, furniture, art objects, jewelry, toys and games, anything but clothing and appliances.

Call the museum at 301-739-5257 to make arrangements for pickup at your home or business if you are unable to deliver your items to the museum directly. Spring is the time when we all need a fresh start and what better way to accomplish this than to "retire" those items that we no longer want or need.

The Singer Society, the museum's volunteer committee, greatly appreciates the community's involvement in this yearly fundraiser. Mark your calendar for the Preview Reception on Nov. 10 and the Treasure Sale on Nov. 11.

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AARP picnic

An event to be hosted rain or shine ... The AARP Chapter #623 will host its annual picnic on Tuesday, June 13, beginning at noon at the Moose Lodge Family Center on Old National Pike (Alternate U.S. 40). Tickets are $10 each. Tickets may be obtained on or before June 7. Tickets will be made available at the regular meetings or by contacting Carrie Powell at 301-824-6120.

Each person is asked to bring a "bingo" prize (approximate value: $1) for the afternoon entertainment. For more information about this event, please contact Janet Bowen, hospitality chairman, at 301-582-2520.

Golden Reunion

A Golden Reunion of the Washington County Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1956 will be held on Saturday, June 3, at the Four Points Sheraton at 6 p.m. All classmates and friends are invited to attend. The cost is $30 per person. Graduates are asked to enclose a recent photo with registration. All reservations must be received on or before May 22. Please send reservations to Janet Bowen, 1222 Hunters Woods Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Please contact 301-582-2520 with questions.

Stay in touch

Keep me posted with your good news ... Be sure to keep in touch with your community news, events, well wishes, birthdays and wedding announcements or just plain good news. I enjoy hearing from you; so be sure to let me know what is going on in your part of the neighborhood. Keep in touch via e-mail at Shekels123@cs.com or give me a call at 301-223-1260. Thanks in advance and have a great week!

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