Community briefs

March 16, 2007

Yard waste pickup to begin April 4

The City of Hagerstown will begin collecting yard waste April 4.

Residents should set leaves, grass clippings, branches and small sticks at the curbside after 4 p.m. Tuesday for Wednesday morning collection.

Branches and sticks must be bundled in lengths of three feet or shorter, and no larger than 3 inches in diameter. Items should be placed in reusable containers or nonplastic leaf bags.

The program will last until Dec. 5.

Easter egg hunt planned for HCC

The Student Government Association at Hagerstown Community College is hosting a free Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 24, beginning at 9 a.m. on the front lawn of the campus.


Children will be divided into three age groups: infant to 4-year-olds, 5- to 8-year-olds, and 9- to 12-year-olds.

Participants need to bring their own containers for collecting eggs.

Please call to register your attendance at 301-790-2800, ext. 225, before March 20.

Gospel event planned for HCC

Enjoy an evening of great gospel music while helping the Activities for Life Health & Fitness Center become a reality.

The health and fitness center - a one-stop facility that will provide a nutrition, wellness and exercise program to reduce the staggering statistics of cancer, diabetes and other related diseases in the lowest economic and minority communities in Hagerstown - is the vision of Linda Brooks.

The event will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theatre. It will feature gospel music, including soloists and choirs and spiritual dancers.

Tickets cost $12; children ages 5 to 12, $5; children younger than 5 will be admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Sylvia Bell at 301-733-8410 during the day or Brooks in the evening at 301-797-4310.

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