Community briefs

August 31, 2006

Harvest Hoedown scheduled for Oct. 7

WILLIAMSPORT - The 14th annual Harvest Hoedown will be Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Byron Memorial Park.

Residents are asked to bring canned food items and donations for the local food bank. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Williamsport Ministerium.

Fire Company No. 2 will kick off Fire Prevention Week with displays and events. The event will include Christian contemporary music in the historic band shell, crafts, a bake sale and food.

Children may enjoy games, pumpkin painting and the Washington County Antique Tractor Club's Kiddie Cart Train.

The hoedown also features a make your own scarecrow area, where participants choose the clothes and accessories, and let their imagination go wild.


HCC to offer training program for nurses

The Hagerstown Community College Center for Continuing Education will offer a training program for registered nurse case managers/delegating nurses in an assisted living environment.

The 16-hour training course is offered in response to regulations that require all case managers/delegating nurses to take a MDBON-approved training course to work in assisted-living facilities.

The class will meet Fridays, Sept. 8 and 15, from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the HCC Valley Mall Center. Instructor Lynne Smigelski, executive director of the Broadmore Assisted Living Facility in Hagerstown, will cover the history of assisted living programs, regulations governing CM/DN practices, roles and responsibilities, case management principles, delegation of nursing practice and more.

For information, call Angie Stoops, health professions manager, at 301-790-2800, ext. 397.

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