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December 05, 2006

Free Christmas dinner at HCC

The Student Government Association at Hagerstown Community College invites the public to a free Christmas dinner mixed with some holiday cheer at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.

The dinner includes ham, potatoes, vegetable, roll, drink and dessert.

The evening's entertainment includes Christmas music from around the world and singalong songs led by local musician Mark Rust from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

There is no charge for the event, but reserved seating is necessary.

Call Renee Earley at 301-790-2800, ext. 225, by Wednesday, Dec. 6, for information and for reservations.

Health tests planned for Dec. 11

Prevention Health Group will offer five quick, painless, noninvasive health tests beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown.

A carotid artery screening will show your risk of stroke. Also included will be a test to look for abdominal aneurysms, a screening that checks for hardening of the arteries in the legs, an osteoporosis bone density and a pulmonary lung function test.


The tests are read by a board-certified physician and cost $26 each when you get all five done. The results are given directly to you and you are referred back to your own doctor. Call 800-446-0925 for information. Space is limited.

Photos with Santa

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Martinsburg Mall offers photos with Santa from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Dec. 24. Special pet photo hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, and 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. Photos will be taken at Santa's Candyland by the mall gazebo between JCPenney and Bon Ton. Cost varies.

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