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October 01, 2007

Basketball camp for youths



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Slam'n Jam'n Basketball Camp with the Shepherd University Rams for ages 6 to 17 will be held Saturday, Oct. 6. The camp is for boys and girls, designed for beginner to intermediate basketball players. Participants will learn new skills and tactics while refining passing, dribbling, and shooting skills.

For information, call 304-728-3207.




Health event for women



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Wilson College will host "Let's Talk Woman to Woman" from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Sarah's Coffeehouse in Lenfest Commons.

Summit Health is sponsoring the event, which will feature physicians from the Cumberland Valley Women's Group. They will discuss "Women's Health - Truth and Trends." Topics covered will include life-saving advances in breast and cervical cancer screenings, and surgical and non-surgical options for various gynecological conditions. Information about managing routine and high-risk pregnancies and treatment of menopause symptoms also will be reviewed. Representatives from Summit Health and the Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women's Center will be available to answer questions.

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Registration is requested by Tuesday, Oct. 2. For information or to register, call Roxanne Henry at 717-264-4141, ext. 3282, or e-mail rhenry@wilson.edu.

Participants are encouraged to bring a small door prizes; those who do will be given an opportunity to briefly showcase their business. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $5 per person, which will be added to Wilson's scholarship fund.




Breast Cancer research fundraiser



Contours Express in Hagerstown is joining the company's nationwide cause-related initiative "10/5 To Save Lives: National Play and Pledge Day," which invites local residents to help raise funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

As part of the Friday, Oct. 5, event, the Hagerstown women's gym and its members will collect pledges for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Contours Express is asking local gym members to set an amount they would like to raise and collect pledges from family and friends. On Oct. 5, - the date 10/5 - members will dedicate their workouts for the cause.

The "play" part of the National Play and Pledge Day will be dedicated to the workouts, while the "pledge" part is what the members will collect for their efforts for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation cause.

For information, call Tori Evans at 301-739-8884. For information about The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, go to www.bcrfcure.org.




Autism awareness discussion



FREDERICK, Md. - "Parents Learning Together: Autism in Young Children and Early Intervention" will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Thomas Johnson Middle School, 1799 Schifferstadt Blvd.

Audrey Thurm, child clinical psychologist, National Institute of Mental Health, will discuss autism in young children. A description of the behavioral and medical characteristics of autism will be presented, along with information about early markers and diagnosis, as well as basic information about the principles of early intervention and specific types of treatment.

The program is co-sponsored by Families Plus!, FCPS' Partners for Success and the Infant and Toddlers' Family Support Network.

To register, call 301-694-9002.




Program for parents with special needs' children



FREDERICK, Md. - "Parent Power: Caring for Children with Special Needs" will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Thomas Johnson Middle School, 1799 Schifferstadt Blvd. October's topic is "Respect."

Parent Power is a parent education and support program. Classes are designed for families who have at least one member with cognitive, medical, physical or emotional special needs.

The program is sponsored by Frederick County Public School's Partners for Success, Infant and Toddlers' Family Support Network, Families Plus! and the Mental Health Association.

Child Care Choices training credit is available for Maryland childcare providers. Training credit is also available for foster parents.

To register, call 301-694-9002, e-mail families_plus@att.net, or fax 301-694-3374.




Internet safety meeting for parents



THURMONT, Md. - "Internet Safety for Youth" will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Thurmont Middle School, 408 E. Main St. Dinner begins at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required for dinner and/or childcare for ages older than 4.

This program about Internet safety is for parents and caregivers of school-age children and teens. Various sites popular with young people and the dangers some can present will be discussed. Parents and caregivers will also be given resources to protect their children. This program is co-sponsored by Families Plus! and the Catoctin Area Community Agency School Services.

Child Care Choices training credit is available for Maryland childcare providers. Training credit is also available for foster parents.

To register, call 301-694-9002.




Breast cancer discussion



FREDERICK, Md. - "Living with Breast Cancer" will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. The program begins at noon, at NCI Cafeteria at Fort Detrick.

Amy Gunnarson, Frederick County Health Department, will share the importance of early detection and the latest information on treatment options for breast cancer at a "lunch and learn" co-sponsored by Families Plus! and Fort Detrick's Exceptional Family Member Program.

To register, call 301-694-9002.

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