On Thursday, Cheri will lead the program on "Motivation, How it Helps with Weight Loss."
The group meets Thursdays at St. Paul's United Methodist. Weigh-in is at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting from 6 to 7 p.m.
For more information, call Ola at 301-824-7650 or John at 717-749-3023.
Spelling bee - Congratulations to the following sixth-grade students who won their classroom spelling bee and participated in the final round Jan. 16: Brad Johnson, Paola Torres, Cathy West, Chris Henderson, Paige Kutchey, Sophia Mancini, Lexi Knode, Chelsea Wiles, Madison Bachtell, Jesse Thorpe, Travis Lescalleet, Jesse Kenote, Jessica Edwards, Zach Wolf, Isaac Land, Jarred LeVeque, Jassi Signh, Jacob Moore and Ryan Moore.
Congratulations to the winner, Chris Henderson, and to runner-up, Jacob Moore, who will both represent SMS at the county spelling bee in March. Congratulations to the eighth-grade spelling bee winners: Dameion Graham and Erica Hargreaves. Good luck at the county bee.
Also, congratulations to Mark Catangui, Matt Cumblidge, Paige Kutchey and T.J. Hunt who recently completed the 25-book challenge.
Thanks to the Milligan family, the Rath family, My Favorite Place, Fuszion, Wilson's Orthodontics, Hagerstown Trust, Cavetown Planning, BJ Builders, Allegany Dental, AC&T, Huntzberry Brothers, Hadley Farms, Lynette Pryor, Podiatry Association, Donna Moore, Smithsburg Market and the Rowan Family. They've all donated gift cards or money for the book challenge.
Call 301-331-5683, fax 301-582-3047, or e-mail DAMowennews@aol.com. Thanks for this week's input.
Cascade Elementary -
Today - Character Counts! Celebration, 1:15 p.m.
Thursday - PTA meeting, 7 p.m.
The Washington County Recreation Department and National Exercise Trainers Association will co-sponsor the following nationally recognized workshops:
Group Exercise Instructor's Certification Saturday, March 21, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Potential and current fitness instructors will learn basic academic and practical application of teaching group exercise classes. No college, science or teaching background is required. Workshop registration includes a full-day review of material, written exam, two-year certificate and membership.
Retro Hi-Lo Cardio Dance Sunday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spice up your cardio classes with new, hot moves and earn continuing education credits in this workshop. Develop creative choreography for your favorite cardio classes. Apply the principles of building choreography with movement and flair from different styles of dance.
Both workshops will be held at Hagerstown Community College's Athletic Recreation Community Center.
For more information, contact Dyanne Sharrar at the recreation department at Call 240-313-2805. To register or for more information about the workshops, call 1-800-237-6242.