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Community briefs

May 14, 2010

Locomotive display opens



The Hagerstown Railroad Museum at City Park announces new hours and days for the 2010 visitation season. The Locomotive 202 and Museum facility will be open to the public from10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and 1 to 5 p.m Sundays. Tours will be available by appointment only from Monday to Wednesday. The 2010 season continues through October with weekend-only hours in October.

The Railroad Museum at City Park is at 525 Highland Way, opposite the Mansion House Art Gallery in City Park.

To schedule a tour, information to obtain a calendar of events, call 301-739-8393 or go to http://www.hagerstownmd.org/parks_rec/trainmuseum.asp .

AIDS candlelight memorial observance



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -The AIDS Network will host an AIDS candlelight memorial at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at the State Farm Pavilion War Memorial Park, North Tennessee Avenue in Martinsburg.

The annual event commemorates the lives lost to AIDS, demonstrates support for people living with HIV/AIDS and mobilizes community-based responses to HIV/AIDS. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

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For information, call 304-263-0738.

DAV service officer visit



A Disabled American Veterans service officer will be in Hagerstown from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at the Hagerstown VA Clinic, Hub Plaza Building, 1101 Opal Court. The service officer will be available to prepare claims for VA benefits and provide information to veterans, and/or their family members.

Bring a copy of your military discharge, DD 214 or other service record, VA claim number if one was issued and any correspondence or rating decision information. For information or an appointment, call 301-842-2562. The service is free.

Film institute plans fundraiser



MARTNSBURG, W.Va. -Ryan Film Institute is planning a spring fundraiser dinner theater to benefit Teen Filmmakers' Workshop student scholarships and equipment fund. "Alice's Very Merry Tea Party" will be presented from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at McFarland House, 409 S. Queen St. Tickets cost $35 for adults and $25 for students in advance, or $40 for adults and $30 for students at the door. For tickets, and information, call Ann Alter at 304-279-9220 or Katherine Walsh Ryan at 304-283-8878. Go to http://www.ryanfilminstitute.org .

Cat and kitten supplies needed



Kitten season has arrived and the Humane Society of Washington County (HSWC) is asking the public to help. The organization is in need of kibble for cats and kittens and cat litter.

The cats and kittens at the HSWC are in need of Purina Adult Cat Chow in the blue bags, Purina Kitten Chow and any non-scoopable cat litter, especially Yesterday's News.

Donations can be brought to the shelter at 13011 Maugansville Road, north of Hagerstown, during normal working hours, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Go to http://www.hswcmd.org , for information on animal related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

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