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October 28, 2009

Islamic Society breakfast

The Islamic Society is hosting a breakfast at Beaver Creek Country Club, 9535 Mapleville Road at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, followed by a brief talk and discussion on Islam. The program is open to the public.

For reservations or more information, call 240-575-8525.

Learning about religion

The Interfaith Coalition of Washington County presents, "How to be a Perfect Stranger" a series where visitors can learn about the religious realm of others.

The first events take place at Congregation B'Nai Abraham, 53 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, and 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. Space is limited.

For more information or to register, call Rabbi Raskind at 301-733-5039.

Prison ministry meeting

FREDERICK, Md. - Kairos Torch hosts an information meeting from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, Nov. 7, at First Baptist Church, 7040 Bowers Road. The public is invited.


Volunteers with a desire to make a difference in the lives of incarcerated Maryland youth are invited attend.

In Maryland, Kairos serves inmates in two adult facilities and offers retreats to women who have been affected by the incarceration of a friend or family member or who have been incarcerated themselves.

For more information, go to

Charter buses will tour Antietam Illumination

The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau is chartering two buses on Dec. 5 for the 21st annual Memorial Illumination at Antietam National Battlefield.

Tickets for the CVB charter buses will be available at the Visitor Welcome Center, 6 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, beginning Monday, Nov. 2. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children younger than 10. The bus will depart at 6:00 p.m.

For more information call 301-791-3246, ext. 10.

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