Washington County community briefs

November 05, 2008

Internet safety is topic of Nov. 15 workshop in Hagerstown

Parents who want to know how to protect their children in cyberspace can attend a free program on Children and the Dangers of the Internet on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hagerstown Plaza Hotel, 1718 Underpass Way.

Cpl. Joe Linton of the Maryland State Police will lead the program, which is sponsored by the Maryland-South Delaware District of Optimist International.

Christy Sharp will speak on Jessica's Law and Amber Alerts.

For further information, e-mail or call Robin Myers at 410-489-5912.

Habitat to benefit from portion of sales

Ten Thousand Villages will donate 15 percent of its sales on Saturday to Habitat for Humanity of Washington County on purchases made between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items.

Ten Thousand Villages is at 13625 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown.


For more information, contact Naomi Byler at 301-797-3020 or Kathy Powderly, Habitat for Humanity, at 301-791-9009 or e-mail

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