Financial aid workshop this weekend at mall

February 07, 2013|Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway

The Greater Hagerstown Committee Education Forum will offer hourly financial aid workshops and free assistance completing the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Representatives from the Greater Hagerstown Committee Education Forum will be available near the JCPenney court.

Parents and students should bring their 2012 income tax returns (if available) or their W-2s. Computers and online access will be provided or you can bring your own.

Space is limited so it is recommended to reserve a time with a volunteer.

For more information, call Jeanne Singer at 301-797-2485 or send an email to

Scout races planned Saturday

Saturday will be a day of cars, rockets and boats as the Mason-Dixon Council of Boy Scouts of America stages its annual races. There will be Pinewood Derby, Space Derby, and Rainwater Regatta tracks set up in the area in front of Sears from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


The first 300 Cub Scouts who attend receive a patch.

For more information, go to

Food drive under way

Allegany Dental Care is holding its sixth annual food drive this month. Allegany Dental is accepting donations of nonperishable food items at its three locations. All food collected will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank — Western Maryland Branch (formerly Food Resources Inc.)

Donations will be accepted at 19418 Leitersburg Pike; 22109 Jefferson Blvd.; and 17719 Virginia Ave. The offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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If you have news you would like to share, please be sure to send me an email at or you may contact me by phone at 301-331-4885. Thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing from you.

Zales Diamond remount show

A diamond remount show will be held Monday, Feb. 11, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Valley Mall jewelry store.

For more information, call 301-582-9740.

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