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April 15, 2010|By JESS WEST / 301-988-0435

Craft bazaar set for April 23



The Arc of Washington County's Florida Avenue Vocational Day Program will hold its annual spring craft bazaar Friday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its headquarters at 840 Florida Ave. in Hagerstown.

The bazaar will feature fresh plants and flowers, homemade bread and baked goods, country style needle crafts and gifts. Also featured will be raffles for baskets and packages, including a gardener's basket. In addition, a limited edition hardback book about Jimmie Johnson and the Lowe's Racing Team will be raffled off.

All money raised from the bazaar will go toward activities for the individuals in the day program.

For more information, call Julie Kane or Marie Ebersole at 301-797-0052.

Women's Club to hold card party



The Women's Club will hold a benefit card party for Holly Place on Wednesday, April 21, at noon at the club at 31 S. Prospect St. Admission costs $12, which includes lunch. Reservations can be made by calling the club at 301-739-0870.

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Bus trips planned



Crossroads Garden Club is sponsoring two bus trips.

The group will go to the Hillwood in Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 22. Hillwood is the home and gardens of Marjorie Merriweather Post.

The second trip is to Market Day at Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore on Saturday, May 8.

For more information, call Connie Spong at 301-797-7394 or Sandy Hose at 301-824-6250.

Rabies clinics



The Humane Society of Washington County will offer rabies and microchip clinics on Saturdays. The clinics will be held rain or shine and will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost will be $7 per animal for rabies inoculations and $15 per animal for microchips.

The clinics will be:

o April 24 - Boonsboro High School, 10 Campus Ave., Boonsboro

o May 29 - Hancock Middle/High School, 289 W. Main St., Hancock

o July 17 - Smithsburg Pride Days, Veterans Park (next to the library). Dog licenses available for $5 neutered/spayed and $15 for not spayed or neutered dogs

o Aug. 14 - Flealess Market/Dog Wash at the Humane Society, 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown. Dog licenses available for $5 neutered/spayed and $15 for not spayed or neutered dogs.

o Sept. 25 - Doub's Woods Park, Bark in the Park, 1307 S. Potomac St. (use parking lot at Maryland Avenue entrance). Dog licenses available for $5 for neutered/spayed and $15 for not spayed or neutered dogs.

Ferrets must be vaccinated yearly.

Dogs must be leashed or in carriers. Cats and ferrets must be in carriers.

Babysitter training



The American Red Cross of Washington County, at 1131 Conrad Court, will offer a babysitting training course Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The purpose of the course is to provide individuals, ages 11 to 15, with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians.

This training will help participants develop skills in leadership and professionalism, basic care, safety and safe play, and first aid.

Space is limited. Call 301-739-0717 to register.

Car wash fundraiser



The Golden Corral restaurant, near Valley Mall, will hold a car wash fundraiser in support of The Children's Miracle Network on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in its parking lot. A $5 donation is requested. For more information, call Miss Garcia at 301-582-6209.

Bible college registration



Antietam Bible College, Biblical Seminary and Graduate School, at 15 High St. in Hagerstown, has announced registration for the summer session, which begins June 1, and the fall semester, which begins Aug. 16.

To register, call 301-797-0988 or go to http://www.antietambiblecollege.org.

In addition, the school will present a sacred music concert Friday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave. in Hagerstown. An offering will be received to benefit the college.

For more information, call 301-797-0988.

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