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May 01, 2008|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT / 301-678-6888

Still time to get photos in for contest

There is about a month left for you to take pictures around Hancock for the 2008 photo contest.

The newly formed Hancock Photo Club will meet on Sunday, May 11, in the Hancock High School media room at 2 p.m. (yes, I know that's Mother's Day!)

Visitors or new members are always welcome.

Break out those cameras and now that the warmer weather is here, enjoy getting some wonderful local shots!

Woodmont Lodge hosting open house

The Woodmont Lodge will hold its annual open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This event allows visitors access to the historic lodge where numerous presidents stayed while on hunting expeditions in western Washington County.

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Conservation organizations will be on hand with displays and information about Maryland's natural resources. Historical interpreters will show guests around the lodge.

The Washington County Association of Museums and Historic Sites is showing Woodmont Lodge as part of its annual Museum Ramble. For more information, call 301-842-2155.

Fire company plans basket bingo

The Hancock Volunteer Fire Co. is sponsoring a basket bingo fundraiser on Saturday.

Doors open at 5 p.m., with games starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for 25 games, plus other raffles and offers. The top prize is a wrought iron coffee table.

For ticket information, call the fire station at 301-678-7739. The station is at the corner of Fulton and High streets.

'Tough Talk' forum to be held May 8

In an effort to help combat the alarmingly high teen pregnancy rate in our region, Washington County Hospital is hosting a "Tough Talk Family Health Forum" next Thursday, May 8.

The program will offer a marketplace of information relating to teen pregnancy and related issues.

Dr. David Solberg will be a guest speaker, and the evening includes dinner for those attending.

Cost for the program is $10 per person, but scholarship assistance is offered.

Co-sponsor of this event is the Washington County Teen Pregnancy Task Force.

To register, contact the Jack and Anna Hershey Education Center at the hospital, at 888-803-1518.

Assemblies planned to honor students

The end of the academic year means a whole list of events for students and parents at the school.

The middle school's annual Awards Day Assembly has been set for June 4 from 9 to 11:15 a.m.

The middle school teachers will be giving out class awards for academic achievement, and Mr. Blake will be recognizing achievement in physical education.

Student Council and Presidential awards will also be given.

The program will conclude with a plaque to be awarded to the top middle school student.

The plaque has been provided by the PTA and will be presented by Principal Eric Michael.

Parents and community members are welcome to attend the assembly.

Graduation dates for Washington County Public Schools have been set, and Hancock will hold its commencement on Thursday, June 5, at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Bands plan spring concerts

Spring concerts are in the air at schools across the nation and around Hancock.

The award-winning Panthers Band of Hancock Middle-Senior High School has set its Spring Band Concert for Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Students of all grades, six through 12, will perform, under the able tutelage of Director of Bands Micah Socks.

Folks, that's only two weeks from tonight, so mark your calendars!

Choral Director Shayna Warnick also reports that a date has been set for the school's Spring Choral Concert. That will be on Thursday, May 29, also at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

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