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Soap Box Derby

March 09, 2011|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Don't forget the indoor Soap Box Derby competition is Saturday and Sunday at the Stanley B. Fulton Complex, off West Main Street. Races begin at 9 a.m. each day. Competitors from surrounding states will join local youths in racing.

For more information, call Scott Fox at 301-678-6613.

Youth dance

Hancock in Motion will sponsor a St. Patrick's dance for youth in grades six to 10 at the Hancock Community Center Saturday, March 19, from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and free soft drinks, and snacks will be provided. There will be adult supervision and music.


Help for homeowners

Camp Joy is accepting applications from local homeowners in the area who need basic home repairs. Homeowners must be low income, elderly or disabled to apply, and the scope of work includes scraping, painting, caulking, yard cleanup, deck repair, wheelchair ramps, etc.

The work will be done by volunteers from Methodist and other churches during the weeks of July 11 to 22. Applications are available at Town Hall, Hancock United Methodist Church and the ISC's Loaves and Fishes Thrift Store. For more information, call Hancock United Methodist at 301-678-6440.

Bingo event

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St. Peter Catholic Church hosts a St. Patrick's bingo event Sunday in the Parish Hall at 16 E. High St. Doors open for lunch at noon, with bingo from 1 to 5 p.m. All proceeds benefit the church's ministries.

Lent begins

The Christian season of Lent has begun and several Hancock area churches have added special services to their schedules in observance.

Each Friday in Lent, St. Peter Catholic Church hosts a Lenten supper at 6 p.m. followed by Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.

St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Church and High streets, offers Wednesday night Lenten suppers at 6:30 p.m., followed by Lenten services at 7:30 p.m.

Lent is a fine time to find a church, if you are looking, and all are welcome at these special events.

Free movie

The Hancock Library, in Widmeyer Park, will show a free movie, Saturday, March 19. "Shrek Forever After" (rated PG) will be show at 3 p.m.

To register, call 301-678-5300.

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