Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Continuing Education credits are available for social workers, psychologists, counselors, therapists, nurses and nurse practitioners. Costs $45. Brook Lane employees may take the course at a reduced rate of $39. For more information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.
Suicide prevention training
Youth M.O.V.E. Washington County, in collaboration with Otterbein United Methodist Church, presents SafeTALK Training from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Registration is at 9:30 a.m.
SafeTALK is for anyone interested in suicide prevention: frontline workers, clergy, volunteers, parents, teachers and law enforcement. Seating is limited. To register, call Melissa Rice at 301-791-7072.
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University's Common Reading Program, featuring "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle," by Barbara Kingsolver, will host a cooking class led by master chef Elizabeth Wheeler from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in Stutzman-Slonaker 102. The event is free and open to the public.
Pasta and fall greens featured will be fresh and local. Reservations are required. To register, call Judi McIntyre, director of the First-Year Experience program, at 304-876-5396.
Benefit for hospice
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - "Homegrown for Hospice: Local Fare and Local Wares" is 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at the Anvil Restaurant in Harpers Ferry. The event will feature the specialties of local restaurants and chefs, including the Mediterranean Cafe and Charles Town Races & Slots. Both live and silent auctions will profile the work and services of area artisans and businesses. Entertainment includes raffles, prizes and a cash bar. Proceeds benefit Hospice of the Panhandle. Tickets cost $25 per person and are only available for advance purchase. Tickets may be purchased at the Anvil Restaurant, The Mediterranean Caf in downtown Charles Town, any hospice office, or by calling Ashley at 304-267-1870, ext. 207.
Life support classes for health care providers
Hagerstown Community College will offer a Basic Life Support class for health care providers from 4 to p.m. Monday, January 11, 2010, and Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, in the Career Programs Building at HCC.
Each class is limited to 16 students. Offered through the American Heart Association, health care providers will earn 4.75 contact hours. Costs $55, plus a $5 registration fee. To register or for more information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.