Community briefs

January 31, 2007

Singing Valentines fundraiser planned

The Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus will sponsor its annual Singing Valentine Fundraiser Tuesday, Feb. 13, and Wednesday, Feb. 14.

For a donation of $40, a barbershop quartet in tuxedos will deliver two love songs, a valentine from the sender, a small gift and a Polaroid photo to the place and person of your choice. The quartet will sing almost anywhere in the Washington-Franklin County, Pa., area, including offices, homes, stores, factories, hospitals and nursing homes.

Call 301-790-3178 or 717-328-3674 or go to

Chocolate seminar planned at library

Ellen DeCaro will present "For the Love of Chocolate: A Seminar about Chocolate" Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Teen and adult attendees will have the opportunity to experience chocolate from around the world as Decaro takes them on a journey to South America, Spain, England, France, Switzerland and America without leaving their seats.


The Mayans and Aztecs of the New World knew the pods hanging from particular trees contained beans that produced a taste like no other. Learn about the history, production, taste and health benefits of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, bittersweet chocolate and semisweet chocolate.

A workshop is included and costs $7 per person. The seminar is free.

Each person attending the workshop will receive three different chocolates - 70 percent cocoa, 60 percent cocoa and milk chocolate.

If you would like to participate in the chocolate tasting, registration is required. You may attend the seminar free without participating in the workshop.

To register, call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, by Feb. 8.

Call the library to relate special-needs requirements two weeks prior to the program date.

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