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September 15, 2009

Taste of the Town set for Oct. 4

The annual Taste of the Town and Benefit Auction will be Sunday, Oct. 4, starting at 5 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College.

The annual fundraising event benefits REACH Caregivers.

The following businesses are supporting the event with food donations:

Applause Catering, Aqua 103, Barefoot Bernie's, Black Eyed Susan, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bulls & Bears, Caf at Antrim Way, Caf del Sol, Caf Italia, Chipolte, Edible Arrangements, Greene Turtle, Jemari Java, Leiter's Fine Catering, LJ's & The Kat Lounge, Maloo's Pub and Grill, Meadows Original Frozen Custard, Moe's Southwest Grill, Orchid Garden, Rita's Italian Ice, Schula's Grill & Crab House, Sheetz MTO, Siena Coffee & Bakery, Tasefully Simple, Higher Ground Coffee, Virginia Barbecue and Waffle House.

For more information, call 301-733-2371.

Driver safety course planned

The Washington County Commission on Aging will hold the AARP driver safety program Thursday, Oct. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College's Valley Mall location and Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Otterbein United Methodist Church, at 108 E. Franklin St. in Hagerstown.


The instructor at Valley Mall will be Candace Lange. The instructor at Otterbein will be Terry Marshall.

The class is designed to help drivers improve their skills and prevent traffic accidents.

The course costs $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.

Checks should be made payable to AARP. For more information, call Judy Brewer at 301-790-0275, ext. 220.

Shopping day to help Food Resources

Ten Thousand Villages in Hagerstown is inviting the community to come out and shop to benefit Food Resources Inc. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.

"The purchase of a unique handcrafted gift from Ten Thousand Villages will not only support local food banks, but will improve the livelihoods of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East," said Naomi Byler, Ten Thousand Villages in Hagerstown store manager. "A portion of the event's proceeds will benefit Food Resources Inc."

The store is on Pennsylvania Avenue, just north of the intersection with Longmeadow Road.

Food Resources is a regional nonprofit food warehouse that serves food programs throughout Washington County. For more information, go to

Jazz harpist to perform Oct. 3

Frank Voltz, jazz harpist, organist, pianist and composer, will present a harp and organ concert at St. John's Lutheran Church Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.

Voltz performs all types of music, from classical to contemporary. No tickets are needed, but a freewill offering will be accepted to help cover expenses. There will also be a workshop for harpists on jazz techniques at 2 p.m. The church is across from the library on South Potomac Street.

For more information, call Sally Lay at 301-824-2681.

Wendy's to host Blue Band Night on Wednesday

Wendy's and the Williamsport Blue Band Boosters will hold Blue Band Night on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the 1570 Wesel Blvd. restaurant.

The Blue Band purchased new uniforms in 2008, and the money raised will be used to help pay for the uniforms.

For more information, call 301-667-9660 or e-mail

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