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May 28, 2010

Williamsport Days| Aug. 26-29



Editor's note: The listing for Williamsport Days on page B1 of Thursday's Herald-Mail was updated after presstime. Here are the new dates and activities:

Salute to senior citizens at Byron Park 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Street dance 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27. On Saturday and Sunday: Food, craft vendors, music and other events at Byron Memorial Park. Exhibits, films and tours at Cushwa Basin from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds to benefit Williamsport charities. Call 301-223-7711.

Program about caring for sick children



FREDERICK, Md. -- One of the hardest things a new parent must learn is how to care for a sick child in the midst of a busy life. Which symptoms indicate a visit to a doctor or the emergency room? Which symptoms can you take care of at home?

To help parents during this time, Priority Partners and Families Plus present "What To Do When Your Child Is Sick" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3, at Families Plus, 35 E. Church St.

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Each participant will receive a reference book on how to handle various childhood conditions, such as ear infections, teething and food allergies.

The guide also covers:

o When it is time to call a doctor

o What to feed a sick child

o How to prevent the spread of infection

o How to prevent accidents around your home

o What to do in an emergency

To register, call Families Plus at 301-694-9002 or go to http://www.familiesplus.org.

Officer talks about Internet safety for teens



FREDERICK, Md. -- The Internet is a wonderful source of news, information and entertainment for families. It can also be a source of misinformation and danger, especially for children.

Officer Cris Herman of the Frederick Police Department will discuss various sites popular with young people and the dangers some can present. He will offer tips for parents and caregivers of school-age children and teens on ways to educate children about Internet use.

"Internet Safety for Children and Teens" is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, Families Plus, 35 E. Church St. Call to register or for more information. There is a $15 registration fee.

Child Care Choices continued training credit is available for Maryland child care providers. Training credit is also available for foster parents.

To register, call Families Plus at 301-694-9002 or go to http://www.familiesplus.org.

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