Go, Do, Learn

July 25, 2008

New stamp available on Saturday in Fairplay

FAIRPLAY - Coaches and players from the Sharpsburg Little League team will be in full swing when they unveil "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" commemorative stamp at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, at Fairplay Post Office, 8215 Sharpsburg Pike. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase the new stamp.

This Maryland stamp issuance commemorates the 100th anniversary of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," one of the most popular baseball songs.

The stamp image is based on a circa-1880 "trade card" from the personal collection of art director Richard Sheaff of Scottsdale, Ariz.


Along with the unveiling, the Fairplay Post Office is also collecting used ball gloves for a charity organization called "Pitch In For Baseball." The nonprofit organization collects and gives baseball equipment and offers assistance to young people around the world. The new Priority Mail large flat rate box allows everyone to ship as many gloves as they can fit in the box for the flat rate price of $12.95.

Arts Express work on display

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Council for the Arts has completed its summer 2008 series of Arts Express workshops. The program has enabled young people to work directly with professional artists in creating their own work of art including visual arts, crafts and music. An exhibit of the students' work will be on view today through Friday, Aug. 1, at F&M Trust, Memorial square. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular bank hours. An opening reception will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 25.

Pieces displayed will be representative of all locations visited by Arts Express, including BOPIC, YMCA Sam's Camp and Migrant Even Start program. Projects include collage, hand-made musical instruments, books and printed art. Call 717-264-6883.

YMCA children's activities

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Memorial YMCA will offer the following activities for children:

Biddy "Four Seasons" Camp for 3- to 5-year-olds, Monday, Aug. 4, through Friday, Aug. 8. Directed by Carla Haller. $47 for YMCA members and $63 for nonmembers.

Biddy "Around the World" Camp for 4- to 7-year-olds, Monday, Aug. 11, through Friday, Aug. 15. Directed by Jen Dandy. $47 for YMCA members and $63 for nonmembers.

For information or to register, call the YMCA at 717-263-8508.

Host families needed

Center for Cultural Interchange is in need of families to host a foreign exchange student for the 2008-09 school year. Willing host families are asked to help the organization place all of its students before the Friday, Aug. 29, deadline.

For information, call 800-634-4771, e-mail or go to

Youth golf tournament

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro YMCA would like to welcome any boy or girl in first through 12th grade to participate in the annual Funkie Memorial Golf Classic. The tournament is free to all youth. This tournament is in memory of the late Donald "Funkie" Funk.

The tournament will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at South Mountain Golf Course.

For information, call 717-762-6012.

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