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April 16, 2010

Communication workshop

FREDERICK, Md. - The program "Understanding Why Others Don't Understand You" will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at NCI Conference Center, Building 549, Room A, Fort Detrick.

Peggy Zuniga, Human Behavior Specialist of Personality Insights for Life, will provide information on the importance of clear communication to those with various disabilities and special needs.

This program is co-sponsored by Families Plus and the Army Community Service Exceptional Family Member Program. Bring your lunch.

To register or for directions, or more information, call Families Plus at 301-694-9002.

How to handle a downsize

FREDERICK, Md. - The program "Downsizing and Housing Transition: Where Do I Begin?" will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Families Plus!, 35 E. Church St., Frederick.

Abby Zanger, of Macintosh Realty and Laurie Zook of Mission: Transition, will provide insight and information on downsizing, marketing property for fast sale and transitioning to another residence.


Mission: Transition, a transitions, relocation and estate management company based in Frederick, provides support and project management to seniors, their families, special needs and anyone going through a life change.

Mission: Transition provides planning, downsizing, packing and set-up, layout and decor, estate and moving sales, and complete property clean up and updating.

To register, call Families Plus at 301-694-9002.

Father-daughter weekend

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Camp Joy El's Father-Daughter Connection weekend will be Friday, April 23 through Sunday, April 25.

The weekend is open to dads and their daughters who are in grades first through eighth.

Activities include go-kart rides, games, mini-golf and an evening banquet. Fathers and daughters will spend some time developing their relationships with each other and with God.

The weekend will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and last through 2 p.m. Sunday. The weekend costs $120 for a father-daughter pair. The fee for additional daughters is $54.

Campers who register and pay in full by today will receive the discounted prices of $115 (pair) and $49 (additional child).

Lodging and meals are included in the event cost. For more information or to register, visit the camp's Web site at or contact Camp Joy El at 717-369-4539.

Anti-child abuse community fair

FREDERICK, Md. - The South Mountain chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse will host a community fair to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 17.

The event will be at the Moose Lodge Family Center, 828 E. Patrick St.

About 20 community agencies will be on hand to share information on services for families.

Bikers Against Child Abuse members will be available to take photos with children.

Also scheduled are a petting zoo, martial arts demonstration, games, Edith the Fire Safety House, bike rodeo and more.

There will be a drawing for two 20-inch bicycles. Door prizes will be also awarded throughout the day.

For more information, call Denice Cicotte at 210-383-6291.

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