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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Mar. 16, 2017

MEETINGS
Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home's next Seasons of Caring presentation, "Enjoying Meaningful Visits with Your Loved Ones," is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the east wing dinning room. The discussion will be lead by Twila Bender, Alzheimer's Association support group facilitator.  The event is free and open to the public. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by contacting Bender at 301-335-8700.
The Celebrate Recovery group meets every Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Faith Evangelical Free Church, located at 1009 Maryland Highway, Mtn. Lake Park. For more information, persons can call 301-334-4172.
Finding Hope to Cope, a support group for families with addiction problems, meets every Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mary Browning Senior Center, Oakland. For more information, persons may call Cara Upole at 301-616-1768 or Teresa Friend at 301-616-3267. Information can also be found on the group’s Facebook page.
A cancer support group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the board room at Garrett Regional Medical Center. Anyone who is impacted by cancer is welcome to attend. No reservations are needed. Light refreshments are served. For more information, person are invited to call 301-533-4133.
The Garrett County Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the training room at Garrett County Community Action, 104 E. Center Street, Oakland. For more information, persons are invited to call Donna Fost at 800-272-3900, ext. 121.
The Preston County Alz-heimer’s Support Group  meets from 7 to 8 p.m. at Heartland of Preston County, 300 Miller Road, Kingwood, W.Va., on the third Monday of the month. For more information, persons can call 304-329-3195.
An Alcoholics Anonymous group meets at the Liberty Club, 125 Liberty Street, Oakland, every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m.; Sunday at 6 p.m.; Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Wednesday at noon; and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. A women’s group also meets in the club’s back room every Thursday at 8 p.m. 
The McHenry AA chapter  meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at Deep Creek Baptist Church, located along Rt. 219 across from Uno’s. 
An AA group meets on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the lower level of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church parish hall, located at 208 South Fourth Street, Oakland.
The Oakland Al-Anon Family Group meets at the Liberty Club (use side entrance), 125 Liberty Street, Oakland, every Monday at 8 p.m. 
A Narcotics Anonymous (NA) group meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the  Liberty Club, located along Liberty St. in Oakland. For more information, persons may call 301-334-1298. Another NA group meets every Saturday at 6 p.m. 
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are currently held at three locations in the Grantsville area. Into Action meets at Christ Lutheran Church, 180 Main Street, Grantsville, on Tuesdays from 8 to 9 p.m. The Freedom Group meets at Oak Dale Community Church, 9201 Mason Dixon Highway, Salisbury, Pa., on Wednesdays from 8 to 9 p.m. Another AA group meets at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 122 Main Street, Grantsville, on Thursdays from 8 to 9 p.m.
The Keyser Area Mental Health Support Group meets the first and third Monday of each month in Patchett Hall at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Keyser, W.Va., at 6:30 p.m. The group is a peer-led, nondenominational organization free and open to anyone. Walk-ins are welcome. Parking in the back of the church. For more information, persons are invited to call Rev. Randy Nairn at 304-788-4475. 
Members of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meet each Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Oakland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 706 E. Alder Street, Oakland. For more information, persons may call Elizabeth Daniels at 301-334-2319.
The New Image Weight Loss Surgery Support Group of Western Maryland meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland. For more information, persons can call 240-964-8416 or 240-964-8420.
The Reedsville (W.Va.) Volunteer Fire Department meets the first and third Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The RVFD Ladies Auxiliary meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. For more information, persons can call 304-864-6741.
DINNERS
Deer Park United Methodist Church, 81 Church Street, Deer Park, will hold a free community breakfast this Saturday, March 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. The menu will consist of sausage gravy, biscuits, sausages, pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit cups, and drinks. Persons may dine in or take out meals. All are welcome.
The Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee will sponsor a dinner on Sunday, March 26, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Swilagyi Center, Rowlesburg, W.Va. The menu will consist of meatloaf, a variety of vegetables, salads, fruit, and desserts. The cost is $10.
Maple Spring Church of the Brethern, Rt. 24, Eglon, W.Va., will hold a buckwheat cake and sausage dinner on Saturday, April 1, from 3 to 8 p.m. The suggested donation is $9 for adults, $4 for children age 6 to 12 years, and free for preschoolers. Proceeds benefit the Maple Spring Family Life Center.
St. Peter the Apostle Church, 208 S. Fourth Street, Oakland, will serve Lenten fish dinners each Friday (except Good Friday) through April 7 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. No dinners will be served on Good Friday. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children age 12 and younger, and $5 for just a fish sandwich. Carryouts will be available. For more information, persons are invited to call 301-334-2202.
Lenten fish dinners will be served at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Salisbury, Pa., on Fridays through April 7. Dinners will include fish, french fries, corn or green beans, coleslaw, a roll, dessert, and a drink. The cost will be $10 per person, and takeouts will be available. Proceeds will benefit the Meyersdale, Pa. Relay for Life fundraiser. For more information, persons are invited to call 814-662-2958.
The Loch Lynn Church of God’s Helping Hands Ministry provides a free meal for those hungry for food and/or company through its Feed the Flock program  on the first Wednesday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. For more information, persons are invited to call the church office at 301-334-3221.
Divine Hope Church, 110 Weber Road, Mountain Lake Park, holds its Soup Kitchen on the third Tuesday of each month from 4 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. More information is available by calling 240-321-4673.
CHURCH EVENTS
Friendsville United Methodist Church and the Accident Evangelical Lutheran Parish are sponsoring a Friendsville Community Kids Club. Gatherings are generally held the first Sunday of each month at Grace Lutheran Church, Friendsville, from 3 to 5 p.m. Children of all ages are invited. Snacks and all activities are free. For more information, persons can call June Suwak at 724-886-7732.
Elders/missionaries with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1022 John Drive, Oakland, are offering assistance with one- to two-hour home projects and with famtly history/genealogy work. For more information, persons can call the church at 301-300-5628.
FUNDRAISERS
The Workman Warriors Relay for Life team will hold a bingo fundraiser this Sunday March 19, at the Grantsville American Legion post. Doors will open at 1 p.m., with games to begin at 2 p.m. The suggested donation is $20. Food will be available for purchase. Post 214 is located at 108 Miller Street. More information is available by calling the VFW 301-895-5247.
SCHOOL EVENTS
Aurora School will host a free early learning fair for all Preston County, W.Va., children, infant through age 5, and their families on Friday, March 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the school gym. Professionals will be on site to discuss children's vision, hearing, speech, dental care, medical care, and development. Local organizations and agencies will also provide information about emergency medical services, fire departments, 4-H clubs, and the West Virginia Read Aloud program. To obtain more information, persons are invited to contact Michelle Berry at 304-329-0580ext.226 or mcberry@k12.wv.us.