Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

September 02, 2009|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

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Pen Mar Park

Four Easy Pieces will perform at Pen Mar Park on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. as the summer concert series continues. The concerts will continue through Oct. 4.

For more information, call 240-313-2807.

Homemakers Club to meet Tuesday, Sept. 8

The Brightwood Homemakers Club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive. The business meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.

Members Roseanne Grimm and Barbara Donoghue, from the health and safety committee, will present this month's program on depression.

Prospective members are welcomed.

There are nine Homemakers Clubs in Washington County that conduct monthly meetings. The Washington County Homemakers Clubs, with more than 200 members, is one of the oldest nonprofit organizations in Washington County.


For more information, call 301-797-7890.

Smithsburg Middle applauds custodians

Special thanks to the custodial staff. After the dust and debris settled, the staff squeezed a summer's worth of cleaning, moving furniture, floor stripping and polishing, and painting into two weeks to prepare for the opening day of school. Thank you Jean Alger, Dave Burral, Bill Collins, Tom Miller and Melvin Phillips.

Basic life support class offered at HCC

Hagerstown Community College will offer a basic life support class for health care providers Friday, Sept. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Career Programs Building.

The class is limited to 16 students. Offered through the American Heart Association, health care providers will earn 4.75 contact hours. The cost is $55, plus a $5 registration fee. To register or learn more, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Insurance course available at HCC

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education will offer a 60-hour class designed toward providing students with the knowledge to take and pass the Maryland State Insurance Exam to obtain a life and health insurance license.

The course is divided into 40 hours of class time and 20 hours of self study. A life and health insurance license is required by law to sell any kind of health or life insurance.

The course is offered on Fridays, from Sept. 11 to Oct. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:10 p.m., at HCC's Valley Mall Center.

For more information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to

Young at Heart

The Young at Heart support group will meet Thursday, Sept. 10, at 1 p.m. at the Mountain Gate Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa. For more information, call Crena Anderson at 301-582-2045.


Happy birthday to Sam Thurber of Jacksonville, Fla., and formerly of Hagerstown. From his family and friends.

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