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Around West Hagerstown

July 27, 2006|by JUDI DOMINGUEZ

Parking lot sale

Christ's Reformed Church, 130 W. Franklin St. will be holding a downtown parking lot sale Saturday, Aug. 26, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. You can reserve your space now by calling the church office at 301-733-4144. The deadline for reserving your space is Aug. 11 and the price is $20 for each 10-foot by 20-foot space. The church will have a craft table and reasonably priced food. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the new Aspiring to Serve kitchen fund.

Sisters-in-Crime

It's no mystery that the residents of Smithsburg have been eagerly anticipating the opening of the new Smithsburg Library being built at Veterans Park. Some of the area's best mystery writers will be on hand Tuesday, Aug 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. to celebrate this achievement.

Please come out as "Sisters-in-Crime" authors Donna Andrews, Dana Cameron, Nora Charles, Mary Jane Deeb, Laura Durham, Mary Ellen Hughes, Valerie Malmont, Sandra Parshall and Marcia Talley help commemorate this milestone. Copies of the authors' recent works will be available for purchase or you may bring your own copies.

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Sisters-in-Crime was founded by Sara Paretsky and a group of women mystery writers in 1986. Special celebrations are planned through October 2007 in celebration of the organizations 20th anniversary. The library strives to make all programs accessible. Please inform the library of special needs two weeks prior to the program. For more details, call 301-824-7722 or 301-739-3250 ext. 136.

Frontier Craft Days

Jonathan Hager Craft Frontier Days will be Aug. 5 and 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Hager House in City Park. There will be good food, plenty of music and crafts for a fun -filled day for the family.

Health fair

A health fair is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12, at The Walnut Street Center, at 24 N. Walnut St., behind St. Mary's Church, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be free health screenings, food, drinks and gift drawings. Lots of community agencies will be present with information on their services.

Remember your pets

Summer is a hot time for all of us, including our pets. Remember to keep plenty of water available and a shady spot close by, especially for chained pets.

Think what you would feel like wearing a coat in the heat.

Garden is growing

Hope everyone is enjoying the weather, I love not having the humidity. The porch garden is thriving with lots to pick from.

Please send information on your upcoming events around the West End to westendchatter@msn.com or call 301-733-9259 .

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday to my grandson, Kristoffer P. Loden II, who will be 12 years old July 27.

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