In mid-winter, what is better than an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner benefit?
Park Head United Methodist Church on U.S. 40 near Big Pool (just off Interstate 70 at the Indian Springs exit) will host the event Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. or until sold out.
The cost of the dinner is by donation. Proceeds will go toward the medical bills for Gary Higgins, who was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. A silent auction and bake sale will be part of the evening.
Although it’s a bit cold for a bicycle ride, some of you might be thinking of a mid-winter outing along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath.
If so, please note that C&O Canal officials report that a rock slide occurred sometime on Jan. 20 and has blocked a 100-foot section of the towpath just east of the Paw Paw Tunnel.
The Paw Paw Tunnel and this section of the towpath are closed and will remain so until a full assessment of the area can be made to safely conduct repairs. A detour route has been established on the Paw Paw Tunnel Hill Trail.
For more information, call the Canal Visitors Center in Cumberland, Md., at 301-722-8226.
Benefit hair cutting
What is better than a new “do” for mid-winter months? You can get that new “do” and help out Heath Andrew Souders at the same time by planning to go to the fundraiser-cutathon at Lil Off The Top Beauty Shoppe, 117 W. Main St. on Saturday, Feb. 16.
Heath is the 16-month-old grandson of owner Dawn Souders.
During Thanksgiving week, Heath suffered a seizure that sent him to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Although Heath is home now, doctors are still unsure of the cause of his illness, and numerous medical tests are continuing.
The event will include haircuts, facial waxing, paraffin hand treatments and manicures. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On the upper level of the beauty shop, there will be a benefit yard and bake sale featuring homemade cakes, pies, soups, hot dogs and beverages and household items.