Community calendar

April 13, 2007

Club meetings

Newcomer's Unlimited

Thursday, April 19, Burhans Station, Hagerstown. Cindy Hoffman from Maidstone Interiors will give tips on spring decorating. The luncheon price of $20 includes three entres, coffee, tea and dessert. Tax and gratuity are included in the price of the meal. A cash bar is also available. Make reservation and menu selection by Sunday, April 15, by calling Jane Keller, 301-790-1023. For information on membership, call Lisa Conrad, 301-766-7565, or Kathie Canode, 301-991-9219.

Berkeley County Historical Society

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -Sunday, April 15, 2 p.m., Belle Boyd House, 126 E. Race St. Sandra Riggleman, will give a presentation on her research of the Alburtis family that has lived in Martinsburg for more than 200 years, and how John Alburtis' six children carried on the newspaper business their father began. Many artifacts associated with the family's history will be on display including original newspapers from the early 1900s.

UAW Retirees


Local 171; Monday, April 16, Local 171 Union Hall, Maugans Avenue, Hagerstown. Henry Belsky, attorney from Baltimore, will address the retirees at this meeting. Bring canned goods to meet the needs of the food bank. All Local 171, UAW retirees and Local 842 retirees are invited.

Smithsburg Sunshine Leisure Club

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Monday, April 16, 11:15 a.m., Mountain Gate Restaurant. If you did not sign up at the March meeting and wish to attend, call Larry, 301-824-7193.

Tri-State Singles

Monday, April 16, 6 p.m., AMVETS Post 10, 707 Frederick St., Hagerstown. For information about the group, call Bill, 301-791-6371; or Sharon, 717-762-4524.

Waynesboro Studio Club

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Tuesday, April 17, 7 p.m., Church of the Brethren, 117 S. Church St. The guest artist will be Earl Blust, who will demonstrate a landscape painting.

Potomac Garden Club

Tuesday, April 17, 12:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church. Pauline Vollmer from Murray Hill Garden Club will speak on year-round bulbs.

Middletown Valley Historical Society

MIDDLETOWN, Md. -Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 p.m., Reformed Church, Church Street. Dr. George Lewis will present a program on the efforts to restore sections of the C&O Canal. For information, call 301-371-7582.

Spring Awareness program

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Penn State Cooperative Extension and the Homemakers Groups of Franklin County will sponsor a Spring Awareness program Tuesday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kauffman Community Center, 7289 Ruritan Road. Mim Huffman and Nancy McGinnis will present a food demonstration on quick and easy summertime entertainment. Also included in the program will be container gardening, a discussion of health and medical records, and skin cancer prevention. Lunch will be a baked chicken buffet. There will also be exhibits, crafts and door prizes. The program is open to the public. Call the Franklin County Extension Office at 717-263-9226 for information. Make reservations before Wednesday, April 18.

Antietam Watershed Association

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -Wednesday, April 18, 7 p.m., Washington Township meeting room, South Welty Road. The guest will be Jeff Taylor, president of the Conococheague Watershed Alliance.

Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society

STATE LINE, Pa. - Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m., State Line Ruritan Building. The program will be "The World's Greatest Fair" part 2. This is a continuation of part one of the video presented in January.

Associated Builders and Contractors

Cumberland Valley Chapter, General Contractor's Showcase, Thursday, April 19, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Four Points Sheraton, Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Costs $20 with two business cards. For reservations, call 301-739-1190.

Tri-State Singles

Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m., Richardson's Restaurant, Dual Highway, Hagerstown. For information about the group, call Bill, 301-791-6371; or Sharon, 717-762-4524.


Relay for Life

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -Friday, April 13, 4 p.m. to 6 a.m., Saturday, April 14, the midway at Shepherd University. Teams are typically made up of 8 to 15 people. Each team member is challenged to raise a minimum of $100 in donations prior to the event and must pay a $10 registration fee. The fee includes a T-shirt and dinner provided by Outback of Martinsburg. Hosted by Shepherd University. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For information or to register or donate, call Holly Morgan Frye, 304-876-5402; or go to

Pancake breakfast

Saturday, April 14, 6 to 11 a.m., Girls Inc., Washington Avenue, Hagerstown. $4 includes pancakes, sausage or pudding, coffee, orange juice and milk. Scrambled eggs will be available.

Springtime basket bingo

SMITHSBURG - Saturday, April 14, doors open at 4:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m., Smithsburg Fire Co. $20 per ticket, includes 20 games and three specials. Early birds and extra specials available. Tickets purchased in advance will receive a free ticket for a raffle. For information, call 301-797-9356 or 301-824-2888.

Chicken barbecue and bake sale

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