Community briefs

October 11, 2006

HCC's TIC to present stem cell broadcast

Hagerstown Community College's Technical Innovation Center (TIC), in conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Enterprise Forum of Atlanta, will present a live broadcast titled "Stem Cells: Separating Hype from Reality" on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in conference room 208 of the TIC.

The panel will discuss embryonic stem cell research and its influence on commercial applications in industries such as pharmacology, transgenics, biomedicine and cloning.

Reservations are requested by today.

For information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 399, or send an e-mail to

HCC to hold seminar on weight dilemma

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education will hold a seminar titled "Resolving the Weight Dilemma: Understanding and Applying Eating Competence" on Friday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Kepler Theater.

Ellyn Satter, a renowned therapist, author and lecturer, will introduce participants to a different way of thinking about weight and eating. Topics include an introduction to eating competence, eating competence in the context of health at every size and interventions that support and restore eating competence.


Continuing education credits will be available for physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, therapists/counselors, dietitians and nursing home administrators.

To learn more or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236. For additional information, go to

Museum program to combine poetry, jazz

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present a program titled "Houdini, Jazz and the Great I Am."

The program includes poetry and jazz, the beauty of the expressed word with the syncopated rhythms of jazz.

The three-part series, part of the museum's 75th anniversary celebration, is sponsored by Drs. Newby, Dempsher, Mire and O'Donoghue.

The first session will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with poets Hope Maxwell-Snyder and Ed Zahniser and music by the Don Oehser Trio.

A reception will follow the performance, hosted by members of the museum's volunteer organization.

Japanese calligraphy course will be held

Artist Satomi Pirrone will teach a Japanese calligraphy course at the Contemporary School for the Arts & Gallery at 4 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown.

The class for children and adults will be taught Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the next four weeks.

The classes will teach understanding of the spirit, philosophy, tradition and discipline of Japanese calligraphy of the past and present.

Each class is limited to 12 students.

For information, call 301-791-6191 or send an e-mail to

Hancock Halloween Parade set for Oct. 25

HANCOCK - The annual Hancock Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Hancock Rotary Club, will be Monday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m.

The parade begins at Widmeyer Memorial Park and ends at the Park-N-Dine. Costumed marchers will be judged at the park entrance, with awards at 7 p.m.

Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories - bands, floats, drill teams, color guards, antique/classic automobiles and marching organizations. All entries must submit entry forms to Parade Chairperson Dan Murphy. Last year, $3,500 in prize money was awarded.

Rain date is Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Car auction to benefit Rotary scholarships

HANCOCK - Hancock Rotary President Dan Fleming's 1991 Lincoln Town Car will go to the auction block at Zimmerman's Auction Barn on Saturday, Oct. 28.

The auction will benefit local scholarships and Rotary Foundation clean water and hunger projects.

Zimmerman will offer the car at the estate sale of Richard Snyder beginning at 9 a.m. at the auction barn on Canal Street. The car will be sold at 1 p.m.

The car can be seen at Center Street, next to AC&T. It later will be shown at Zimmerman's Auction Barn.

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