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Meetings, panel discussion and trips planned in Tri-State area

Meetings, panel discussion and trips planned in Tri-State area

September 25, 2007

BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 64 S. Main St., Boonsboro. Glenn Hutzell and Doug Bast will present an informal program entitled "Searching for Boonsboro's Past."




Weight management program meeting



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -A free information meeting about the YMCA's healthy balance weight loss/management program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Chambersburg YMCA. A healthy snack will be served. For information, call Barb Houpt at 717-263-8508 or e-mail bhoupt@chbgy.org.




Eisenhower's roll in civil rights will be discussed



GETTYSBURG, Pa. - A panel discussion on President Eisenhower's role in the civil rights movement will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Gettysburg College.

"The Eisenhower Civil Rights Legacy: Fifty Years Later," will take place on the third floor of Pennsylvania Hall. The discussion is in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Eisenhower's deployment of federal troops to enforce the court-ordered desegregating of Little Rock Central High School on Sept. 24, 1957. The event is sponsored by the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College and is free and open to the public.

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The panel will feature David Nichols, author of the new book "A Matter of Justice: Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution," and Irwin Gellman, author of the first of a multi-volume biography "The Contender: Richard Nixon, The Congress Years 1946-1952." Susan Eisenhower will serve as the moderator. She is the granddaughter of the former president, president of the Eisenhower Group, and chairman emeritus of the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College. For more information, call 717-337-6801.




Bus trip planned to National Book Festival



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

Motorcoach transportation leaves from Hagerstown at 8 a.m. and will return by 6 p.m. The trip costs $45. For information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

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 attend. Authors will make presentations throughout the day on the Mall. For more information about the event, go to www.loc.gov/bookfest.

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