Community briefs

November 06, 2009

Alzheimer's program

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

Following an educational panel discussing issues surrounding Alzheimer's disease care planning, the film "The Savages" will be shown. Ann Davis Sophocleus, who will perform tracts from her album, "In Spirit."

Tickets cost $6; $4 for senior citizens and students and may be purchased through the Weinberg Center at 301-600-2828 or online at For information on this or other Alzheimer's Association programs, call 301-696-0315.

Open house for refugees

FREDERICK, Md. -An open house for Burmese and refugee communities will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at the LIFE & Discovery Center, 1 W. Second St.


The open house will feature exhibits on employment, education, health, housing and citizenship. The event will also include short talks by Burmese business people, and key service organizations from the Frederick area. The open house is sponsored by International Rescue Committee, Lutheran Social Services and LIFE & Discovery Inc. All are welcome.

Student volunteers needed

The 26th annual Kris Kringle Holiday Craft Show is Saturday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Hagerstown Community College Athletic, Recreation, and Community Center (ARCC Arena) at 11400 Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown.

Student service learning hours for high school students have been approved by the Board of Education.

Help is needed for vendors unloading product from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20. Helpers are needed again at 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, for vendors unloading and then throughout the day until 5 p.m. Snacks and drinks will provided to the students.

This is a nonprofit show. All proceeds are being donated to Hospice of Washington County Inc. Food donations are given to Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown for food distribution and toys to local needy families at Christmas.

Students interested in volunteering, call Linda Williams at 301-582-1233 or 301-331-1233.

Humane society seeks items

The Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is running low on several items used to care for homeless animals. The HSWC is in need of Pedigree Adult Dog Food, large bath towels, blankets and comforters.

Donations can be dropped off in the lobby of the HSWC from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. All donations are tax deductible and donors will receive an In-Kind donation form for tax purposes.

The Humane Society of Washington County is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Go to, for information on animal related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

New guides

The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau has released the newest versions of its local dining and shopping guides.

The guides are fold-out brochures with an address, telephone number and Web site, if applicable, for each CVB member business included. Both brochures include a map of Washington County and downtown Hagerstown, with the businesses marked on the map. Opportunities for dining and shopping throughout the county are included.

The shopping guide includes listings for antique shops, art galleries, book stores, farmer's markets, jewelers, shopping centers and specialty shops.

The dining guide includes restaurants serving many different cuisines, including American cuisine, ethnic cuisine, seafood, pizza, coffee and specialty products such as ice cream and Italian ice.

The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau distributes the guides to welcome centers, hotels, restaurants, malls realtors, and other locations in the county. The CVB also sends out brochures to people who request the guides through advertising, readers' service, and direct requests. For more information, call 301-791-3246.

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