Community briefs

October 30, 2009

Money instead of tooth cavities

Valley Dental Associates, 322 E. Antietam St., Suite 103, in Hagerstown is holding a Halloween candy buy back from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2 through Wednesday, Nov. 4. Buy back of candy will not happen during 1 to 2 p.m. during the office's lunch hour.

The office will buy back children's candy. For every pound, the child will receive $1 from Drs. Robert Winebrenner, Corey Anolik and Gordan Groisser.

The candy will be donated to the troops as part of the Trick or Treat for the Troops program.

The maximum amount of candy the office will collect is $500 worth.

Prison ministry for youth

FREDERICK, Md. -- Kairos Torch in Maryland will host an informational meeting about a ministry for incarcerated youth from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 7, at First Baptist Church, 7040 Bowers Road. Go to

Watch eagles and hawks

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -- The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a field trip to watch migrating eagles and hawks in the Harpers Ferry area Saturday, Nov. 7.


Local birding expert Matt Orsie will lead the trip and help identify the birds seen.

Participants will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the entrance to the Martin's Supermarket in the Jefferson Crossroads shopping Center on U.S. 340 across from Charles Town Races & Slots just east of Charles Town, W.Va.

Participants should bring a packed lunch, water and binoculars if they have them and be prepared for possibly cold and windy weather conditions.

No pre-registration is needed and the event is free.

Hawks do not fly if it is raining, so the trip may be canceled if conditions warrant.

For information, call Orsie at 304-261-5602 or e-mail

Alzheimer's Association program

FREDERICK, Md. -- The Alzheimer's Association is sponsoring a program, "Alzheimer's Awareness: A Future of Hope" from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St.

Following an educational panel addressing issues surrounding Alzheimer's disease, the Oscar-nominated film "The Savages" will be shown. The program also will feature singer and songwriter Ann Davis Sophocleus, who will perform inspirational songs from her album, "In Spirit."

Purchase tickets through the Weinberg Center by calling 301-600-2828 or go to Tickets cost $6 for adults; $4 for senior citizens and students. Call 301-696-0315.

Cancer Society brunch planned

The American Cancer Society, Washington County will hold its 20th annual Grand Sunday Brunch, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Hager Hall Conference and Event Center, 1201 Dual Highway, Hagerstown.

"Look Good ... Feel Better" volunteer cosmetologists will be honored.

The Look Good ... Feel Better program teaches female cancer patients beauty tips to help them during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Lou Scally will be master of ceremony. There will be children's face painting by Mary Jane Koontz. Magicians Dean Burkitt and friends entertain all ages. Solo violinist Katrina Bushko, a strings quartet from the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts will be performing, as well as The Carousels Barbershop quartet from the Mason Dixon Barbershop. DJ services will be provided by TK Productions. A silent auction will run throughout the event.

Raffle tickets with locally donated items will be available.

Tickets cost $35 each; $12 for children ages 4 to 12; advance purchase of 10 tickets costs $300

For information and to purchase brunch tickets, call 301-733-8272 or e-mail Tickets are also available at Vasco Inc., 1075 Sherman Ave. Hagerstown.

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