Covenant Presbyterian and the Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown are inviting the community to an Ash Wednesday time of worship today at 7 p.m. at 20 S. Prospect St. in downtown Hagerstown.
The group will meet in the chapel for a time of confession and communion with the disposition of ashes in preparation for Lent.
Trinity Learning Center will hold an open house Saturday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. The center will be accepting preschool registration for 3- and 4-year- olds for the 2011-12 school year. There will be a magician and crafts for children.
For more information, call Trinity Learning Center at 301-824-6567.
The learning center is at Trinity Lutheran Church, 16 N. Main St. in Smithsburg.
Brightwood Homemakers Club will meet Tuesday, March 15, at 2 p.m. at the Village of Robinwood. This month's program is crafting with beads. Members Roseanne Grimm and Romona Spitzer attended a craft workshop. Roseanne will demonstrate the bead project to club members. The club meets on the third Tuesday of the month. For more information, call Helen at 301-797-7890.
Hagerstown Forest No. 95, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, will hold a spaghetti feed and bake sale Saturday, March 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Chewsville Community Center on White Hall Road in Chewsville.
The dinner costs $7. Those 7 years old and younger will be admitted free.
Carryout sauce will be available for $7 a quart.
Proceeds from the bake sale will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
CPR Made Simple
The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold a free CPR Made Simple course at Valley Mall next to Old Navy on Friday at 2 p.m.
For more informaton, call 301-739-0717 or go to www.redcross.org.
The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown continues its Travelogue series with a presentation of "Egypt, the Footsteps of Moses," on Wednesday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the South Hagerstown High School auditorium.
Presenter will be Dennis Burkhart.
Single admission tickets are sold at the door on show nights. The cost for adults is $10 and $5 for students. For more information, call 301-739-1981. Proceeds from the series help the Kiwanis Club support charities throughout Washington County.
Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a money bonanza Saturday, March 26.
The church is at 22 N. Main St. in Smithsburg.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and the meal will be served at 6 p.m.
Tickets cost $30 per couple. No one younger than 18 will be admitted.
The meal includes pit beef, baked beans, macaroni salad, macaroni and cheese, dessert and drinks.
For more information, call Danny at 301-573-9590 or Buddy at 301-991-3847
MSA testing in reading in math will be given in March to students in grades three, four and five.
MSA testing will be given today for reading and March 15 and 16 for math. The school hopes to have 100 percent attendance on these testing days.
Hagerstown Community College recently announced that scholarship applications for the 2011-12 academic year are available for new and returning students in degree programs of study.
Students who receive an HCC Foundation scholarship must reapply. One application is available for the HCC Foundation and Student Financial Aid scholarships.
To apply for scholarships and most student financial aid scholarships, students must be enrolled for at least six credit hours. Several scholarships exist within the Foundation, each with varying criteria. The categories include Foundation General, Booster Club (athletic), Faculty/Foundation Scholarship for Academic Excellence, HCC Alumni Association, radiography, nursing and several others for students in a particular area of study. Most scholarships are need-based.
Numerous groups and individuals also have scholarships administered through the Student Financial Aid Office. Contributions made by private individuals, HCC employees, civic groups, businesses, foundations, and corporations make these scholarships possible.
Contact your high school guidance counselor or pick up an application from the HCC Student Financial Aid Office located in the Administration and Student Affairs Building or from the Office of Institutional Advancement, Learning Resource Center, room 302. You may also find the application online at www.hagerstowncc.edu/alumni-friends/hcc-foundation/scholarship-application. Submission deadline is April 15 at 4 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted. For more information, contact the HCC Foundation at 301-790-2800, ext. 348, or the Financial Aid Office at ext. 473.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0462 in Smithsburg held its yearly election of officers. They are: John M., leader; Sandy S., co-leader; Ola M., treasurer; and Sally L., secretary.
This past week's weight report was not a good one, but John, the chapter leader encouraged everyone not to give up.
The chapter had a few good losers. Lisa was the thinner winner with 2.5-pound loss and John was second place with 1.5 pounds.
The group meets Thursdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 51 S. Main St. in Smithsburg.Weigh-in starts at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting from 6 to 7 p.m.
For more information, call Ola at 301-824-7650 or John at 717-749-3023, or go to www.tops.org.
Smithsburg senior site calendar:
Today — "Are Snacks Good for You?" and exercise with Helen Stevens, 10:15 a.m.
Thursday — The site is closed on Thursdays.
Friday — Bingo, 10 a.m.
Monday, March 14 — Uno, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, March 15 — The site is closed on Tuesdays.