The free classes meet twice a week for eight sessions.
Choose the morning or evening class. The morning session will be held from 11 a.m. to noon and the evening session is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
All classes will be held at 1302 Pennsylvania Ave. in the second floor auditorium.
Free cessation aids are available to eligible county residents while supplies last.
For more information, call 240-420-1796.
Junior football league continues registration
The Washington County Junior Football League is continuing its registration for the fall season.
Registration dates were added due to the large number of interested players and cheerleaders that did not get the chance to register at Valley Mall because there was not enough time to handle the large number of interested youth.
Registration will be today at the Nike outlet at Prime Outlets from 6 to 8 p.m.
All paperwork and payment is due at the time of signup. Bring two proofs of residence (bills showing address), the most recent report card and an original birth certificate.
The league fee is $75 for football players and $45 for cheerleaders, which includes the league fundraiser. There are discounts for siblings. For more information, contact Becky Payne at 301-573-9985.
Volunteers sought to help in schools
Even though schools have closed for the summer, the Washington County Commission on Aging is recruiting residents to serve as volunteers in local elementary schools this fall.
The agency's volunteer program, known as RSVP, is recruiting those 55 and older who are willing to help a child improve in basic arithmetic and reading.
Volunteers choose the school, time of day and day of the week that they would like to serve.
Initially, new volunteers are accompanied by an RSVP staff member who paves the way to eventually assisting a child in the classroom.
During the past school year, RSVP volunteers included men and women from different backgrounds who gave a little personal time to school children. Without exception, they all said that the experience left them feeling uplifted and useful; they all want to continue in the fall.
There are rewards for joining the program. Volunteers qualify for insurance coverage and reimbursement for travel and meals while gaining recognition as a valuable member of their community.
To register, call Charlotte R. Levens, intergenerational program coordinator, at 240-313-9139 or e-mail email@example.com, or Hannah Cramer, deputy director, at 301-790-0275.
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