Community briefs

April 16, 2010

Literacy council seeks volunteer tutors

Literacy Council of Washington County will conduct a free tutor-training workshop from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturdays, April 17 and 24, at Trinity Lutheran Church, North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue in Hagerstown.

Register by noon today by calling 301-739-4208.

No prior teaching experience is necessary. Training also will include the teaching of English as a second language.

Beverages will be provided, but participants should bring their own bag lunch.

Vigil highlights stories of abuse victims

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. --In observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, Women in Need will hold its 18th annual Vigil Against Violence: Fairness. Dignity. Respect, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Sarah's Coffeehouse on the Wilson College campus, 1015 Philadelphia Ave.

The event will feature the video "The Undetected Rapist" and visual displays to heighten awareness of domestic and sexual assault victims and their stories.


For more information, call 717-264-3056.

Bible college accepting summer registration

Antietam Bible College, Biblical Seminary and Graduate School, 15 High St., Hagerstown, announces registration for its summer and fall sessions.

Register at or call 301-797-0988 for information.

Blue Band yard sale

WILLIAMSPORT --The third annual yard sale extravaganza to benefit the Williamsport Blue Band will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, near the football field at Williamsport High School, 5 S. Clifton Drive.

There will be a yard sale, a bake sale and concessions. The event will be held rain or shine.

Donations of yard sale items are being accepted. Call Missy DeHaven at 301-667-9660 or e-mail to make arrangements.

Also, spaces are available for $15 for a 15-foot-by-15-foot space. Call Karen Long at 301-582-3819 or e-mail to rent a space.

Church hosts Webcast on leadership

The Chick-fil-A Leadercast provides leadership insights from world-class communicators. The event will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 7. The local host is Bridge of Life, 14 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Tickets cost $49 and $65 at the door. Group prices available. Call 301-791-1674 or 301-991-3444.

One-day bike, sewing machine drive set

Otterbein United Methodist Church is collecting bicycles and portable sewing machines to send to those in need in a developing country.

Bicycles and sewing machines will be accepted on one day only -- from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 24.

A $10 donation per item is appreciated. 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, call Cindy at 301-739-9386 or Mike at 301-331-9153.

Plant sale on April 24

The Washington County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 24, at the Agriculture Education Center. 7303 Sharpsburg Pike. The sale will feature hundreds of plants grown by local Master Gardeners; new and used gardening books, tools and gifts; and rain barrels and salad boxes. There will also be tours of the vegetable garden and rain garden.

Call 301-791-1604.

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