Community briefs

May 21, 2010

Animal adoption event Saturday in Hagerstown

Hamilton Nissan, 1929 Dual Highway, Hagerstown will host an animal adoption event for the Humane Society of Washington County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 22. There will be a variety of adoptable animals at the event as well as information on the shelter.

The day includes: refreshments, pet care items and treats, pet behavior assistance, information on pet transportation, pet and people caricatures, pet photos, jewelry and photo cards. Corporal Punishment will provide demonstrations of flyball, rally obedience. Live music will be provided by Dogfoot. Regal Valley Mall 16 will provide promotional materials for its free summer film program. Donations of pet supplies will be accepted at this event.

Youth ballet dance recital Sunday at HCC

Potomac Classical Youth Ballet Co. will present "Alexandra, Keeper of Dreams" 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater, off Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $5 per person. Purchase tickets at the box office one hour before the performance.


Audubon Society to host field trip to Finzel Swamp

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a field trip to Finzel Swamp in Garrett County, Md., on Saturday, May 29.

The trip is free and anyone with an interest is welcome to participate.

The trip leader will be Frostburg State University Biology Professor Frank Ammer. Participants will meet him at the swamp parking lot at 9 a.m.

For directions, go to the Nature Conservancy website at and type "finzel" in the search box.

The Finzel Swamp preserve is often referred to as a window into ice ages' past. It is located in a high-altitude "frost pocket."

For more information, contact Peter Smith at 304-876-1139 or">

Rabies clinic offered June 5 in Ranson

RANSON, W.Va. - The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County will offer a spring rabies clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 5, at Gowers Feed in Ranson.

Dr. Alice Sudduth will vaccinate dogs and cats older than 3 months. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. The vaccination will cost $10 for each pet.

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