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Jun. 15, 2017

The Ruth Enlow Library board of trustees will meet on Monday, June 19, 5 p.m., at the Grantsville library. The public is invited to attend.
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, persons are invited to call 301-533-4133.
The Garrett County Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group meets at Dennett Road Manor Nursing Home, 1113 Mary Drive, Oakland, on the third Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. Light refreshments are served. To obtain more information or to RSVP, persons are asked to call Twila Bender, social services director/group facilitator, at  301-334-8700. The public is also invited to visit to learn more about caregiver programs and resources
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 Mondays from 6 to 7 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.
Members of STEPS (Standing Together Ensures Progressive Success), a weight-loss support group, meet on  Mondays at 5 p.m. and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Corinth United Methodist Church in Corinth, W.Va.. For more information, persons are invited to call Lois Bittinger at 301-895-5871.
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 of each month 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.
The Rowlesburg Revitalization Committee will hold a Father’s Day dinner this Sunday, June 18, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Szilagyi Center in Rowlesburg, W.Va. Baked steak, a variety of vegetables, salads, fruit, and desserts will be featured. The cost per meal is $10.
Rowlesburg (W.Va.) VFW Post 3008 and Ladies Auxiliary will hold a breakfast buffet on Sunday, June 25, from 8 a.m. to noon at the post. Home-cooked sausage, bacon, sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, home fries, drinks, pancakes, blueberry pancakes, buckwheat cakes, and corn cakes will be available. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children age 12 and younger. 
  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.
Bear Creek Church of the Brethren will hold its next monthly community dinner on Saturday, June 24, between 5 and 6:30 p.m. in the new fellowship hall. There is no charge for the meal, but donations will be accepted. Proceeds will go toward Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located at 1088 Brethren Church Road, which off Accident Bittinger Road, near Accident.
Deer Park United Methodist Church will hold a free community breakfast on Saturday, June 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. The menu will feature sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit, and drinks. The church is located at 81 Church Street, Deer Park.
Terra Alta (W.Va.) Church of the Nazareen will hold its annual Vacation Bible School in the Park next week, Monday through Friday, June 19-23, from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening. All ages are welcome. Crafts, games, singing, Bible stories, and snacks will be offered. For more information, persons are invited to call 304-789-6228.
The fifth annual Cranesville Tent Revival is scheduled for July 6–9, in the field across from Faith Church, Cranesville, W.Va., beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and at 10 a.m. on Sunday. This nondenominational event will feature evangelist Dan Frederick and special music each day. More information can be obtained by calling Connie, 304-789-2605; Jay, 304-789-6313; or Shawn, 304-89-6876.
Bethel United Methodist Church will hold vacation Bible school this Sunday through Thursday, June 25–29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each evening. Dinner will be available for participants from 5 to 5:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “Rome – Paul and the Underground Church.” Games, crafts, and snacks will be available. The church is located at 512 Dave Turney Street, Mountain Lake Park. 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints missionaries conduct classes on the Book of Mormon every Saturday from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at the Ruth Enlow Library in Oakland. The classes are free and open to the public. Every attendee will receive a free Book of Mormon. To obtain more information, persons are invited to call  681-313-0289.
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 family history/genealogy work. For more information, persons can call the church at 301-300-5628.
The Mount Beulah Restoration Association will hold its 10th annual gospel and bluegrass fundraiser at Grantsville Community Park this Saturday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Musical entertainment, food, and a silent auction will be featured. Proceeds will go toward the restoration of the historic Mount Beulah Church, located along Twin Churches Road near Grantsville.