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June 15, 2007

Library hosting book club for adults

Washington County Free Library has added an adult summer reading club to its summer program schedule.

Adults are invited to join the Summer Reading Club. Registration forms and book review forms are available at the Central Library in downtown Hag-erstown and all the branches.

Adult Summer Reading Club members must be at least 18 years old, may read or listen to any fiction or non-fiction book, and should complete a short review form for each book read or listened to between Friday, June 15, and Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Turn in the book review form (one for each book) at any library location. Book review forms are used in drawings for prizes and must be turned in to the library to be eligible for prize drawings. Drawings will be held at the Central Library each week for prizes.


You may only win one of the eight weekly prizes, but every review form submitted goes back into the drawing for the grand prize, so the more you read the more chances you have to win.

A closing party is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Central Library.

Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, for more Summer Reading Club information.

The library strives to make all programs accessible. Inform the library of special needs two weeks prior to the program.

Tough talk for teenage boys

Area teenage boys and their parents or guardians are invited to an evening of fun and health education.

Tough Talk is cosponsored by four Hagerstown-area agencies concerned about teenage health and begins at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Robinwood Medical Center, Suite 142. A car show and sports clinic will be held in the silver parking lot at Robinwood.

Dinner will be served to participants.

Presentations will cover topics relating to choices facing teenagers: healthy relationships; teen pregnancy; family planning; financial budgeting; gang awareness; and sexually transmitted diseases.

The cost is $10 per person; financial assistance is available. Admission to the programs is free. Call 301-790-8907.

Open auditions to be held for 'Radio T.B.S.'

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Community Theatre Inc. will hold open auditions for the comedy "Radio T.B.S. (Trailer Park Broadcasting Scandals) at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, and Tuesday, June 19, at Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St. The play will open CCT's 2007-08 season in September.

Written by Mark Landon Smith, "Radio T.B.S." is a lighthearted comedy set in the Luna Del Mar Manufactured Home Oasis and Monkey Emporium, where residents keep up with the latest news and gossip via Dixie Mandrell's and Vesta Poteet's radio show broadcast live from the trailer park clubhouse.

Tensions build as residents prepare for the annual Nativity, "Jesus & Elvis: A Tribute to the Kings," a celebration of the birth of Jesus and the birth of Elvis (which explains why it is held in August). When trailer park "tramp" Imogene Hurst shows up to play a shepherd dressed as Little Bo Peep, it's more than Mary Eunice Wheaton can handle and their rivalry builds to a hilarious climax. Thrown into this mix is the Miss Manatee contest and news from Graceland from Missy Goode, the Rovin' Reporter.

There are 10 female characters in the play, and director Jeff Wine is looking for women and as many as to three men (to play women) age 18 to 60. No previous stage experience or preparation is necessary. More information about the characters is listed on CCT's Web site at

Season ticket passes, which include eight admissions to the entire 2007-08 season, are on sale now. In addition to "Radio T.B.S." the season includes "The Unexpected Guest," Oct. 25 to 28 and Nov. 2 to 4; "Pure as the Driven Snow," March 6 to 9 and 14 to 16; and "Shadowlands," May 8 to 11 and 16 to 18.

For information about CCT and its programs, contact the CCT office at 717-263-3900 or e-mail

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