Community briefs

April 09, 2010

Child abuse workshop

The 22nd annual workshop on Child Abuse and Neglect, "Our Children, Our Community," will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20. The workshop is at Lifehouse Church Bethel, 515 W. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

Keynote speaker is president of The Upside Down Organization and executive vice president of The Children's Guild.

Registration is $50 per person, which includes continental breakfast and lunch.

For information, call 301-766-2961.

Bicycle, sewing machine collection

Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin, downtown Hagerstown, is collecting bicycles and portable sewing machines to send to those in need in an underdeveloped country.

Items can be dropped off at church's parking lot from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 24, only. Volunteers are needed.


A $10 donation per item is appreciated to help defray the cost of shipping and distribution to overseas partners. All bicycles should be in repairable condition and generally rust free. Sewing machines must be portable and in working condition. A receipt will be provided.

For information, or to make special arrangements for pickup, call Cindy Brown at 301-739-9386 or Mike Johnston at 301-331-9153.

Cedar Ridge golf classic

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- Cedar Ridge is now accepting registrations for the 22nd Annual Cedar Ridge Championship Golf Classic, set for held Friday, June 4, at Greencastle Greens Golf Club in Greencastle, Pa.

This year's tournament will be a standard "Best of Foursome Scramble" with two shotgun starts: one at 7 a.m. and another at 1:30 p.m. A senior division for teams with all players older than 65 will be offered .

Early-bird discounts apply for registrations made before May 1. For more information, go to, or call 301-582-0282 to request a registration packet. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Cedar Ridge Children's Home and School Inc., and its work with troubled youth.

For information, contact Beth Schroyer at 301-582-0282.

Join Hands Day

Join Hands Day, Saturday, May 1, is a national day of service sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America and other fraternal benefit societies.

The project in Hagerstown will clean, paint and do outdoor gardening. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

The project will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brook Lane Health Services, 13218 Brook Lane Drive in Hagerstown.

Volunteers are needed.

For information, contact Bibbee at 301-733-7888, or visit

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