Community briefs

August 20, 2010

Learn relationship skills

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A relationship skills class from the "Friendliest Place in Town" program will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, at Waynesboro YMCA.

The latest classes is titled, "Make and Keep Friends."For information and to register, call 717-762-6012. For information, go to Advance registration is requested. The cost is $15 for nonmembers.

Music program opens at arts school

A music open house will be noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagers-town. The open house will celebrate the grand opening of the new music program at C.S.A.G.I. The music program offers classes for home-schooled children, and an after-school classes. The instructor is Michael Tyson. Classes start Wednesday, Sept. 1. Call Tyson at 301-906-2422.

Hear the candidates

The League of Women Voters will sponsor a County Commissioners candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown, in the lower level of the church. Free admission. Call Donna Smith at 301-797-8761 or e-mail">


Community guest day

New Joy Fellowship Seventh-day Adventist Church will hold its Community Guest Day Saturday, Aug. 28, at the church, 812 W. Winter St., Hagerstown. The day begins with small group discussions at 9:30 a.m., award presentations at 10:30 a.m., worship at 11 a.m., followed by lunch, and a gospel concert at 3:30 p.m. For information, call 301-573-5311.

Church fundraiser

MAUGANSVILLE - Zion Baptist Church will host a crab feast from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at UAW Hall, 18131 Maugans Ave., Maugansville. The menu includes fried chicken, macaroni salad, crab soup and corn on the cob.Tickets cost $35 and can be purchased online at A $2.50 processing fee will be charged for all tickets purchased online.

Proceeds will benefit the Zion Baptist Church Capital Campaign. all Sylvia Bell at 301-733-8410.

Scrapbooking retreat set

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The Cove Valley Camp Scrapbooking Retreat will be Friday, Sept. 17, through Sunday, Sept. 29, at Cove Valley Camp, 5357 Little Cove Road, Mercersburg, Pa.

For information, call 717-328-3055 or 877-268-3267, e-mail or go to

Art for the Animals Challenge

The fifth annual Art for the Animals Challenge sponsored by Howard's Arts & Frames, is under way. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.

To participate, artists buy a 5-inch-by-7-inch canvas from Howard's Arts & Frames for a $1 donation to the animal shelter, paint a picture on the canvas, return it to the store where it will framed.

The popular choice painting will win a $50 Howard's gift certificate.

Canvas entry deadline is Saturday, Oct. 2. Silent auction runs Saturday, Oct. 9, to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, with popular choice voting from Saturday, Oct. 9 , through Saturday, Oct. 16.

The awards reception will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Howard's Arts & Frames, 1256 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. To place phone bids, call 301-733-2722.

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