Ballroom dance party Friday

May 03, 2011|Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood

Jim Powers will hold his ballroom dance party Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Building on Maugans Avenue in Maugansville. Admission costs $4 per person.

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

  • Today — "Vitamin and Mineral Supplements" with Ita Kavanagh, 10 a.m.
  • Friday — "Bring Your Smile" with Jackie Willison, 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday, May 9 — Trivial Pursuit, 10 a.m.

AARP chapter to meet

The AARP Chapter of Washington County will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 10, at 1 p.m. in the Western Maryland Hospital Center's auditorium. The center is on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown.

The program will be presented by Lisa McCoy from the Washington County Health Department. She will talk about diabetes.

For more information, call 301-797-3578.

Exercise classes

The Washington County Recreation Department offers a variety of fitness classes at Hagerstown Community College in the Athletic, Recreation Community Center.

For more information, call  240-313-2805 or go to Look for "Recreation," select "Programs," select "Spring Summer Program Brochure."

Cascade Elementary  

Friday will be the last visit of the school year by the Washington County Bookmobile at Cascade Elementary School. The visit will be for returns only. Over the summer months, the Bookmobile does visit the school on a weekly basis. The schedule has not been announced.

Stress and weight

The Washington County Health Department is offering classes for EBT: A Scientific Solution for Stress and Weight starting this month.

The program, developed at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, is designed to help individuals struggling with weight issues by focusing on the root of the obesity problem: stress. Individuals will understand their drive to overeat sugary, fatty foods and learn how to rewire the circuits in their brains that create these cravings. Individuals who retrain their brain to ease stress and have more joy in their life find it easier to make lifestyle changes.

The method is based on research in brain science and is conducted by certified providers. Daytime and evening classes will be held in Hagerstown. Classes will also be held in Brunswick, Md., on Monday evenings. For more information, call 240-313-3360; TTY 240-313-3391.

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