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Dogs to compete

February 09, 2011|Jess West | Around West Hagerstown

Canine games will be played Friday at Peaceable Paws dog training center in Fairplay, starting at 7 p.m.

The center is at 17816 Spielman Road.

The games will include tennis ball catch, find it and musical sits.

First-, second- and third-place winners in each game earn points toward the canine games championship. All dog-and-human-friendly dogs are welcome. Positive training tools and handling only, please.

The event costs $10 per dog for the evening, and $5 goes to the Humane Society of Washington County. Ribbons and prizes are awarded for each event. You do not need to register in advance to play.

For more information, call Pat Miller at 301-582-9420, e-mail Pat@PeaceablePaws.com or go to www.peaceablepaws.com.

5K run/walk set March 12

On Saturday March 12, the Washington County Recreation Department will host a St. Patties Day 5K Run/Walk at Martin "Marty" Snook Memorial Park in Halfway.

The run/walk will be a 3.1-mile loop course, closed to traffic from 8:50 a.m. until the end of the race.

The event starts at 9 a.m. with race-day registration/packet pickup from 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. Registration received by March 11 costs $20. Race day registration will cost $25. For registration forms, call 240-313-2805 or e-mail Marsha at mmoats@washco-md.net.

The first 200 registrants are guaranteed a T-shirt. Awards will be presented as follows: male and female champions as well as each male and female age-group winner.

The awards ceremony will be held after the event at 10:45 a.m.

Senior center calendar

Friday — Cards/dominoes, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; "Walk Away the Pounds," 11 a.m. to noon; strength training, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; chair yoga, 1 to 2 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 14 — Line dancing, 10 to 11 a.m.; Salsa dancing, 11 to 11:30 a.m.; cards/dominoes, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; "Walk Away the Pounds," 11 a.m. to noon; strength training, 1 to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 15 — "Walk Your Belly Flat," 10 to11 a.m.; computer Instruction, 10  a.m. to noon; cards/dominoes, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Spanish conversation, 11 a.m. to noon; "Walk Your Belly Flat," 1 to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 16 — Line dancing, 10 to 11 a.m.; painting class (fees apply), 10 a.m. to noon; group piano (fees apply), 10 a.m. to noon; cards/dominoes, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; "Walk Away the Pounds," 11 a.m. to noon; bead class (fees apply), 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; chair yoga 1 to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 17 — The gym closes at 11 a.m.; step aerobics, 10 to 11 a.m.; computer instruction, 10 a.m. to noon; cards/dominoes, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; "Walk Your Belly Flat, 1 to 2 p.m.

Please note: the Senior Center follows the Washington County Public Schools schedule for delayed openings and closures due to inclement weather.

The  gym is open from 9 to 10 a.m. for walking. Free coffee, tea, and iced water will be available.

The senior center is at 626 Washington Ave. in Hagerstown. It is open to those ages 55 and older. For more information, call Kathy Fisher or Linda Rojahn at 301-671-2368.

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