'Reading to Make Cents' contest to get under way

November 08, 2012|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

Fliers for the “Reading to Make Cents” contest to raise money for Books for Babies will be coming home with students.

Be on the lookout for a bright “sunflower” colored paper.

This is the 11th anniversary of the “Reading to Make Cents” contest, which will be held the week of Nov. 11 to 18.

The money will be used to buy books that will be included in a book packet presented to each newborn at Meritus Medical Center.

For more information, call 301-791-5277.

Live nativity planned at church

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., will host a live nativity on the Church Lawn Saturday, Dec. 8, with presentations at 7 and 8 p.m.


There will be costumed characters, music and narration as the Christmas story is told through the eyes of Mary, Joseph, Innkeeper, shepherds, angels and the crowd.

Refreshments will follow. 

For more information, call the church office at 301-733-4720.

Shredding event to be held Nov. 17

On Saturday, Nov. 17, A Better Shredder, based in Williamsport, will host a free shredding event for the public in the back parking lot of the Williamsport Moose Lodge   at 119 Conococheague St. from noon to 3 p.m.

A donation for the shredding will be requested and all proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.

A Better Shredder requests four boxes per person and all forms of paper can be shredded.

For more information, call 301-582-5090 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Movie night

Bridge of Life Church’s, 14 S. Potomac St. will hold movie night Saturday at 7 p.m.

The movie, popcorn and drinks will be free. 

For more information, call 301-791-1674.

Train the trainer program set for Nov. 15

The Washington County Health Department’s Tobacco Free For Life Program will presents “Tobacco Cessation — Train the Trainer” Thursday, Nov. 15.

The registration deadline is Monday.

The training will be held at the Washington County Health Department, 1302 Pennsylvania Ave., second floor auditorium, from 1 to 6 p.m.

The afternoon’s workshop begins with registration at 1 p.m., followed by a welcome and overview followed with discussions with Angela Peterson, from MDQuit Resource Center in Baltimore, and Melissa Bartles, tobacco cessation specialist with the health department. 

There will be a break between sessions and the event will end with a closing program at 5:45 p.m.

This workshop is funded through the Cigarette Restitution Fund and in partnership with the MD Quit Resource Center. 

There is no cost for this training, but registration is required.

For more information, call Paula Ernst at 240-313-3360.

Share your news about events in area

Send news by email to; mail the information to c/o Madge D. Miles, The Herald-Mail Co., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741; or call 301-791-7647. 

The Herald-Mail Articles