Community briefs

August 26, 2010

Grant-seeking workshop slated

The Washington County Free Library will host a free workshop on grant-seeking basics for nonprofit organizations 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Grant-seeking basics will be led by Harry Sachs, librarian for the Business and government Information Center. The workshop is an introductory class for beginners that will provide instruction in foundation research and identification of potential funders.

Registration is required and limited. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, to register.

Items for Treasure Sale sought

Items are now being accepted for the the Singer Society of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts' 11th annual Treasure Sale.


The sale will be Saturday, Nov. 13.

"Treasures" sought are art work, china, crystal, silver, furniture, rugs, games and costume jewelry. Clothing and appliances will not be accepted.

Items can be brought to the museum or call 301-739-5727 for pick-up service. All donations are tax-deductible.

The preview reception will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12.

There will be a silent auction of specific items, entertainment and refreshments.

Admission for the preview is $20 and will include a $5 coupon for Saturday's purchases of $35 or more. The Treasure Sale will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13.

Rabies clinics scheduled

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Health Department announces the final two rabies vaccination clinics of 2010. The rabies clinics will be Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Ballenger Creek Park, Ballenger Creek Pike and Thursday, Sept. 16, at Thurmont Town Park, 10 Frederick Road, Thurmont, Md. Each vacination costs $6 payable by cash or check only.

All dogs, cats and ferrets are welcome on a walk in basis from 6 to 8 p.m. For those needing vaccinations between 5 and 5:45 p.m. appointments are recommended by going to or calling 301-600-3162. Appointments will be accepted as long as there are spots open and prior to Sept. 10.

Good Shepherd training offered

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Good Shepherd Caregivers will offer volunteer training from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 16, at Zion Episcopal Church Parish House in Charles Town. Volunteers drive people to medical appointments, take them grocery shopping, do chores around the house and yard, help at the office and more.

For information, call Nancy Marmorella at 304-725-2262 or e-mail . Go to .

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