Community briefs

September 13, 2007

HCC to celebrate Constitution Day

In celebration of Constitution Day, Hagerstown Community College will host a free presentation Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 11:30 a.m. in the Classroom Building auditorium.

Ann Rotz, attorney and HCC adjunct instructor, will discuss Fourth Amendment rights.

For more information, contact Spring Ward at 301-790-2800, ext. 409.

HCC plans bus trip to D.C. book festival

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering a bus trip to the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 29.

The festival is organized by the Library of Congress and hosted by first lady Laura Bush. More than 70 award-winning authors, illustrators and poets will be attending. Authors will make presentations throughout the day on the Mall.

Motor coach transportation leaves from Hagerstown at 8 a.m. and will return by 6 p.m. The cost of the trip is $45. To learn more or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.


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Keller to present musical lunches

Author and radio personality Roger Keller will offer a lunchtime course on Movie Music, Civil War Music, the Old Songs and More on Tuesdays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., Sept. 18 to Oct. 9, at the Hagerstown Community College Valley Mall Center. The course is offered through HCC's Center for Continuing Education Lifelong Learning program.

During the Sept. 18 class, Keller will explore the music from the soundtracks of the award-winning movies of the past 20 years, along with some movie "goofs."

The Sept. 25 class will feature Civil War music and the stories behind it. On Oct. 2, the class will listen to old songs with championship barbershop quartets and choruses. The final class will feature American, college halftime, Prussian, Austrian, Revolutionary and Civil War marches and end with "Circus Screamers."

Participants are encouraged to bring lunch with them to class. To learn more and to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or visit www.hagerstown

Keedysville Ruritan plans basket bingo

The Keedysville Ruritan Club is sponsoring a basket bingo Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Little Antietam Community Center on Mt. Vernon Drive in Keedysville.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. All baskets will be filled. There will be chance baskets, games of chance and King Tuts. No one younger than 13 will be permitted. Smoking will be prohibited.

Cost is $15 and food will be provided. Call 301-432-2650 to reserve a ticket.

All reserved tickets must be paid for by 5:30 p.m.

CROP Walk set for Oct. 7

The South Washington County CROP Walk for the hungry will be Sunday, Oct. 7, beginning at 2 p.m. with registration. Lunch begins at 1 p.m. in Taylor Park in Keedysville.

There will be food, a bake sale and Christian entertainment in the park from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Music will be provided by the Rohrersville Band, Heavenly Harmony and singer Jayson Simonson.

The walk will leave the park and go to the square of Boonsboro and then return to Taylor Park in Keedysville.

Any group who needs sponsor sheets or would like to participate should contact the Rev. Delancy L. Catlett at 301-223-8386, Lyndell Clipp at 301-432-4310 or Becky Hein at 301-432-5780.

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