Community briefs

June 27, 2008

REACH seeking shelter hosts

REACH is seeking church groups or civic groups committed to staffing the shelter.

The following weeks are available: Sunday, Nov. 23, through Sunday, Nov. 30; Sunday, Dec. 28, through Sunday, Jan. 4; Sunday, March 1, through Sunday, March 8; Sunday, March 22, through Sunday, March 29; and Sunday, March 29, through Sunday, April 5.

To reserve a week, call Kevin Collins at 301-733-2371, ext. 100; or e-mail or

Grill raises 'dough' for pets

UNO Chicago Grill at 17734 Garland Groh Blvd. in Hagerstown, is hosting a four-day fundraiser called a "Dough Rai$er" for the Humane Society of Washington County. The fundraiser continues through Sunday, June 29. A portion of every meal that is paid for with a special HSWC "Dough Rai$er" certificate will be donated to the shelter.

On Saturday, June 28, Humane Society of Washington County will have animals available for adoption at UNOs. The animals will be in UNO's parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Dough Rai$er" certificates are available at the HSWC and on its Web site at, under upcoming events.


Walk where the Bard walked

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- The Shepherd University Department of English and Casterbridge Tours will sponsor a Literary Footprints through England Tour.

The tour follows the literary footprints of William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott and Virginia Woolf, as well as the Cumberland Lake Poets and Thomas Hardy.

The tour will take place from Wednesday, July 23, through Saturday, Aug. 2, and is associated with the Prominence of Place course scheduled for summer 2009. Community members and students may take the tour without taking the course.

For information, call the Department of English and Modern Languages at 304-876-5207 or 304-876-5220; e-mail Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt at; or go to and click on travel schedule and tour information.

Naval academy OKs visitors

ANNAPOLIS -- The U.S. Naval Academy offers guided walking tours of its campus. Tours start at the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center, inside Gate 1 (on King George Street).

The visitor center has an 84-seat theater which shows a film depicting the life of Naval Academy midshipmen. It repeats every 15 minutes.

There also are exhibits on various topics.

The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March through December, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during January and February. The center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Tours cost $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors ages 62 and older, $6.50 for students in first through 12th grades, and are free for preschool children. Only vehicles with DOD stickers and handicapped tags are permitted on academy grounds. Visitors ages 16 and older must have a photo ID to enter the grounds.

For information, go to or call 410-293-8111.

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