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Editor's note: Corrects the last item to change the date of the job fair and the number of employers expected to attend.

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Sacred music concert

You'll have to forgive a mother's pride. My eldest son, Daniel, will present a concert of sacred music Sunday at 4 p.m. at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church.

The concert is one of the many events that help celebrate the 175th anniversary of this historic parish at Church and High streets.

Daniel began piano lessons at age 6 with Gwynne Cavey, who is the Minster of Music at St. Thomas'. He took up the organ at age 12, playing for church services.


He studied with Mark King and Dr. Clair Johannsen, both of Hagerstown and majored in music at Frostburg State University, studying under Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon, Dr. Karen Soderberg and Mary Jane Phillips.

Daniel serves as organist-choirmaster at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, while working full-time at First Data Corp.

He and his wife, Katie, live in Hagerstown.

He plans to return to school to study for his master's and hopes to teach in the local schools.

The concert consists of a series of musical selections, including hymns to be sung by all, which will take the listeners through the liturgical year from Advent to All Saints Day.

It is free and open to the public.

A reception in the parish hall will follow the concert.

Adventures in Friendship

It's that time again for local youths ages 9 to 13 to sign up for Adventures in Friendship.

Over the last 14 years, this weeklong day camp has taught life skills to many of our local youths, skills that can save lives and help them to make healthy choices.

The camp this year is from June 21 to 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Church and High streets.

The camp is co-sponsored by St. Thomas' and the Interfaith Service Coalition, which brings speakers and programs on health and safety from across the Tri-State area. Annual features include a trip to see the state police helicopter in Cumberland, Md., a visit from our local fire and rescue companies, a session with yours truly, "Miss Manners," plus first aid and CPR certification.

To register your child, call Debbie Cohill or Mark Stahr at the ISC office at 301-678-6605. Underwritten by funding from United Way of Washington County, the camp is free for local youths.

Class of 1960

Calling all members of the Hancock High School class of 1960. Today is the deadline to sign up for your 50th class reunion to be held Saturday, June 26, at Town Hill Bed and Breakfast, west of Hancock on Old U.S. 40.

The evening costs $35 per person, including a social hour at 4 p.m. followed by dinner. Your classmate, Darlene Largent, is waiting to hear from you at 301-223-4114.

Job fair is Friday

Friday is the day for the job fair at the Stanley Fulton Industrial Complex (formerly Fleetwood) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. About 17 employers will be at the fair, coordinated by One Stop Job Center from Hagerstown. No reservations are necessary.

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