Go, Do, Learn

May 29, 2009

Camp orientation is Sunday

The Christian Church Capital Area (Disciples of Christ) and the Washington County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition are partnering to bring a camping experience to youth who will be entering the ninth grade in the fall of 2009.

The idea behind the Biblically-based human sexuality program, entitled "Created to Be Me," is to provide youth with factual and spiritual sexuality education that will help them view sexual intimacy as a gift from God intended for the marriage relationship.

The camp will be held Sunday, Aug. 2 through Saturday, Aug. 8. A Parent & Youth Leader Information/Orientation Meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. The student manuals will also be available for review. Scholarship assistance is available for qualified families.

For more information, go to , , and

Gibson Guitarfest is planned

Carpenter's World of Music will hold Gibson Guitarfest 2009 on Thursday, June 11, at 5:30 p.m.


Twenty contestants will compete against each other to prerecorded backing tracks. Gibson representative Tom Hunter and Blues guitarist Stacy Mitchhart will judge the competition.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three and the top two will go on to the regional finals.

Mitchhart will perform after the competition. This event is free to the public.

Conservation group hosts river ramble in June

FREDERICK, Md. -The Potomac River Ramble is a series of multi-day canoeing and kayaking expeditions that feature environmental programming, riverside camping, restoration projects, meals, meetings with elected officials, and more.

The 2009 Potomac River Ramble is from Wednesday, June 24, through Sunday, June 28. The route begins on the Monocacy River in the city of Frederick, follows the Monocacy to the Potomac, then proceeds down the Potomac and ends at the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area.

The program, for novice and experienced paddlers, is sponsored by the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin.

For more information, go to and click on "2009 Potomac River Ramble" or call 301-984-1908.

Craft programs at the library

Washington County Free Library will sponsor its yearly free preschool craft program. Sessions will be held on Wednesday, July 1, Tuesday, July 7, Tuesday, July 14, and Tuesday, July 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. Programs are open to children ages 3 to 5 with their adult caregiver. Registration is required and begins Monday, June 1.

For information and to register, call 301-739-3250, ext. 132.

Washington County Free Library will offer "a palette of fun with 4-H @ your library," a free arts and crafts program for 6 to 10 year olds, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m on Thursdays July 9, July 16, July 24, July 31, Aug. 6, and Aug. 13. Registration is required and begins Monday, June 1 at the library.

For information and to register, call 301-739-3250, ext. 132.

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