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March 13, 2009

Globetrotters to play at HCC



The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their talent and entertainment to Hagerstown Community College's Athletic Recreation Community Center at 7 p.m. Monday, March 16.

Seating is limited. Tickets cost $23 and are available at the HCC campus bookstore.

For more information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 271.

Book signing in Smithsburg



Author Stephanie Corum will read her children's book, "Goats with Coats," at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 14, at the Smithsburg Library All children are welcome.

There will be a book-signing following the reading until 2 p.m. Books will be available for purchase.

For more information, call 301-824-7722.

Seminar for parents



Dr. Bruce E. Weneck, president of Partners in Pediatrics, announces a free seminar from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at 303 W. Memorial Blvd. The seminar is for parents of children with poor grades, poor behavior, and poor attention spans. The seminar is free, but seating is limited. Call 301-791-7060 to register. The public is invited.

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Recreation special Olympics



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd University Department of Recreation and Ranson Parks and Recreation will host two sessions of inclusion recreation special Olympics in March and April.

The basketball events will begin Friday, March 27, from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m., and will continue Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at Shepherd's Butcher Center. Events will include 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 competitions; foul shooting; and practice skills.

Track and field events will take place Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jefferson High School. Events for track and field include the long jump; 4 by 100 relay; dashes of 50, 100, 200, and 400 yards; shot put; softball throw; and race-walking of 25 and 50 yards.

Registration forms are due Monday, March 23. All participants must be at least 8 years old. Registration forms are available at www.shepherd.edu/university/releases/2009/specialolympics.html.

For more information, call 304-876-5235.

Healthy eating program



Washington County Hospital will offer a healthy eating and physical activity program for overweight teens ages 14 to 18 and their families. The program emphasizes eating management, fun activities, and small group classes designed to support families as they make healthy lifestyle changes.

Classes will be Tuesday evenings at 5:45 p.m. for six weeks, beginning April 14. Call 301-790-8907 for more information.

Scholarship available



The Western Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) has announced its 14th annual scholarship award. One scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to a deserving student majoring in financial management. Washington County and Frederick County high school seniors will be considered.

Application forms and scholarship packages showing the guidelines for recognition and evaluation of each scholar are available at area high schools, and at both the Washington County and Frederick County boards of education. Packages may also be obtained by calling 301-619-6194.

Applications should be postmarked by April 17, 2009.

Parents, professionals with special-needs kids

The Family Network will present a workshop designed to parents and professionals who work with students with disabilities. "Full Life Ahead" is a workbook written by parents of children with special needs, for parents of children with special needs. The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 11833 Greenhill Drive, Hagerstown. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and participants will receive a free copy of "Full Life Ahead." The workshop also offers six free social work CEUs.

For reservations, call The Family Network at 301-791-0117 by Thursday, April 30.

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