Community briefs for Dec. 3

December 03, 2010
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Korean martial arts and culture in Smithsburg
SMITHSBURG — Certified tae kwon do instructor Julie Zamostny will show martial arts to ages 8 to 12 at the Smithsburg Library at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4.  
The library is at 66 W. Water St., Smitheburg.
Zamostny will introduce the Korean culture and lead kids in practicing basic tae kwon do skills. Teens are also welcome.  
Space is limited. Call 301-824-7722 or see the front desk to register.

Volunteers invited to help county birds
WEST VIRGINIA — The Potomac Valley Audubon Society has set Saturday, Dec. 18, and Sunday, Jan. 2, as the dates for this winter’s annual Eastern Panhandle Christmas Bird Counts.
The December count will take place in Jefferson County. The January count will be in Berkeley and Morgan counties.
These local counts are part of a Christmas bird count that has been conducted throughout the Western Hemisphere every year since 1900 under the auspices of the National Audubon Society.
The purpose is to monitor the status and distribution of early-winter bird populations.
All those who participate must register in advance with PVAS. To register or to obtain more information, e-mail Bob Dean at

Are you the next Maryland Senior Idol?
The Washington County Commission on Aging invites area senior singers to enter the 2011 Maryland Senior Idol Contest.
The winner of the contest will win a cash prize and be named Washington County Senior Idol for 2011. The winner and runner-up will advance to state-level Senior Idol contest.
Singers must be 60 or older and a resident of Washington County. There is no fee to enter. If singers perform with accompaniment, they must bring an accompaniment CD to the show.
For an application, which includes complete rules about the contest, call Ruth Brown at the Washington County Commission on Aging at 301-790-0275, ext. 205. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 31.

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