Discovery Station to host Earth Day event

April 17, 2012|Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown

Earth Day will be celebrated at Discovery Station on Sunday at 3 p.m. 

The science program with student activities is based on the book “A River Ran Wild” by Lynn Cherry.

The book encourages children to be aware of and how to care for their environment.

The book is the true story of changes in New England’s Nashua River over the centuries, and how man has destroyed and later reclaimed the river and the land around it. The children will document these changes on a map. To help children remember the importance of caring for their environment, they will create a 3-D model using trash in a constructive way instead of using it to pollute the environment. 

All children participating in the class will receive their own tree to plant to beautify the environment.

There is no fee for this class.

Mary Licht and Pat Beard, retired teachers for Washington County Public Schools, will present the program.

Basket bingo to benefit nursery

A basket bingo will be held Sunday at the Elks Lodge at 11063 Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown.

The event will benefit Hagerstown Day Nursery, a nonprofit child- development program serving those ages 2 to 5.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m., the meal will be served at 12:15 p.m. and bingo will start at 1 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 for 25 games. The meal is included in the ticket price. Tickets will cost $30 at the door.

For tickets, call 301-739-5339 or 301-223-6376.

Ready, set, grill

The Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a barbecue Saturday, April 28, starting at 9:30 a.m.

The menu includes barbecue chicken, open-pit beef sandwiches, Italian sausage sandwiches and ham sandwiches.

Pet supplies sought

Ten branches of Susquehanna Bank in Washington County will collect supplies for the Humane Society of Washington County.

Area residents can drop off items at any branch through April 27.

Items needed are kitten and cat food, puppy and dog food, blankets, towels, pet toys, paper towels, rubber gloves, liquid bleach, collars, leashes, portable kennels, peanut butter and squeeze cheese. 

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