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Community briefs

April 19, 2008

State grant will help replace bandstand

Washington County will receive a $25,150 state grant to replace the Widmeyer Park bandstand in Hancock, according to a press release from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

The money is part of $3.6 million approved this week by the Maryland Board of Public Works under Program Open Space, which provides money for parks across the state.

Fifteen parks in seven counties received money as part of this week's appropriations.

Since its inception in 1969, Program Open Space has provided money to acquire 322,765 acres for park and recreation areas, according to the release.

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Workshop to train literacy volunteers

The Literacy Council of Washington County will hold a free two-part workshop for new volunteer literacy tutors on two consecutive Saturdays.

The training will be May 10 and 17. The deadline to register by phone is May 8.

Included in the first session will be teaching English as a second language.

The workshop will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, at the corner of North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue in Hagerstown, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Participants should provide their own bagged lunch. Cold drinks and coffee are provided by the church, and there is parking in the lot behind the church off of Randolph Avenue.

Those interested in volunteering may call Bill Price, administrator for the Literacy Council of Washington County, at 301-739-4208 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon for details, advance registration and directions.

Revival services set to begin Sunday

The Rev. Steven Jones will lead revival services at the Cornerstone Church of Christ, which meets in the Potomac Room at the Grand Venice Hotel at 431 Dual Highway.

Services begin this Sunday at 10 a.m. and continue nightly at 7 p.m. through April 23.

For information, call 301-992-9559.

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