Community briefs

August 07, 2009

Volunteer Fair in Hagerstown on Sunday

People interested in learning about area organizations are invited to the Volunteer Fair from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, in the meeting hall of Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown, 13245 Cearfoss Pike west of Hagerstown.

Among the participating organizations are Food Resource Warehouse, Community Gardens, Habitat for Humanity, Mediation Center, Humane Society of Washington County, Heiffer Project, APPLES for Children, AAUW scholarship book sale committee, and Friends of the Washington County Free Library.

The program is free and open to the public. For information, go to

Film series in Shepherdstown

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -The Shepherdstown Film Society announces its fall 2009 series.

Five films will be presented from Sept. 4, through Nov. 20.

This fall's series offers four films with marriage themes. Additionally, there will be a documentary with an environmental theme presented inconjunction with the Shepherd University Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence Program.

Except for Monday, Sept. 28, all films will be shown at 7 p.m. Fridays in Shepherd University's Reynolds Hall. Admission is free, and each showing will be followed by a discussion. An opening night reception at the Shepherdstown Men's Club, 102 E. German St., Shepherdstown, will kick off the series from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.


The schedule is as follows:

Sept. 4 - "Monsoon Wedding"

Sept. 11 - "Arranged"

Sept. 28 - "Sludge"

Oct. 9 - "Four Weddings and a Funeral"

Nov. 20 - "His Girl Friday"

More information on each film can be found at

For more information about the society and its films, contact Lisa Welch at 304-876-1837 or or Mina Goodrich at 304-876-2159, or e-mail

Hospice volunteers needed in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Lutheran Home Care and Hospice is seeking individuals interested in becoming hospice volunteers for clients and their families in Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania. Individuals with day, evening or weekend availability are needed.

Hospice volunteers assist and support those coping with terminal illnesses in their homes by providing emotional support to clients and families, relief and respite to caregivers, and companionship. Bereavement volunteers provide support to the bereaved by making supportive phone calls and visits as needed. Training is provided throughout the year at no charge. For more information, call Tammy Hawbaker at 717-217-3520.

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