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September 04, 2009|By MADGE MILES

Black Achievers program



The Hagerstown YMCA Black Achievers program will hold its kickoff picnic Sunday, Sept. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Fairgrounds Park in the south pavilion.

The event will includegames and food. The community is invited to attend and learn more about the program.

The event is free. Please RSVP by Sept. 21.

Black Achievers is a national program that was established in 1971 to mentor teens and bring awareness to their career and educational goals.

Students in sixth through 12th grade are eligible to register for the program.

Registration is now under way at the YMCA's front desk. The fee for the program is $50 for YMCA members and $75 for nonmembers.

The fee allows access to the facility throughout the school year. Scholarships are available for those who qualify.

For more information, call Deborah Phillips, program director, at 301-739-3990, ext. 4239.

Deacon's Day



Second Christian Church will hold its annual Deacon's Day Sunday, Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Roland Gibney from Duffields AME Church in Duffields, W.Va., who will be accompanied by his choir and congregation.

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Linn Hendershot ride



The second annual Tour de Park Linn Hendershot Memorial Kids Bike Ride will be Saturday, Sept. 12, at Fairgrounds Park from 8 a.m. to noon.

The event is for those ages 1 to 15, plus those with disabilities.

Participants can ride, walk or wheelchair through the fairgrounds. There will be 4K, 10K and mini-K options.

You do not have to raise money to ride, only to be eligible for prizes (minimum $50 raised).

Bring your bicycle tricycle, wheelchair, walker or similar mode of transportation.

The grand prize is an HP Touch Screen TX2 laptop computer.

Second prize is a Nintendo DSI package or party at Pump It Up.

Third prize is a Chuck E. Cheese pizza party plus game tokens.

This year's event will help support Project Lifesaver, a local program of MIHI (Many Individuals Helping Individuals), that provides a radio frequency transmitter for participants to wear, which aids in rapid location of a missing loved one who wanders off due to autism, Alzheimer's, Down syndrome or other related brain disorders.

For more information, call 240-520-0333 or go to www.active.com/donate/tourdepark09. Late registration will be accepted unitl 7 a.m. on the day of the event. Registration is free.

Diabetes workshop



A workshop titled "Diabetes Type 2, The Basics" will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Walnut Street Community Center, 24 N. Walnut St.

This class is free and open to the public; however, registration is required.

For more information or to register, call Deb Hilliard, nurse, at 301-393-3436.

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