2009-02-05 / Community Bulletin Board


Valentine's Day Card-Making Class Stampin' Up demonstrator Dana Smith, along with the Fulton County Parks and Recreation Commission, will be holding a Valentine's Day card-making workshop at the Lions Club Community Building, McConnellsburg, on Sun., Feb. 8, 2009, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Up to 12 participants (adults) will make between between seven and 10 projects ranging from Valentine's cards, gift bags and large candy bar wrappers. A great class for scrapbookers, card-makers and anyone looking to surprise their sweetheart this holiday! Call FCPRC program director Chanin Mountz at 717-552-0071 to register and obtain class information. Registration deadline is February 5.

Second Time Around Open Help is available for anyone who is out of work, no income and needing help with clothing. Second Time Around Store in Waterfall has an abundance of items with prices low. No one will be turned away. Hours are Tuesday and Thursday, noon until 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, noon until 2:00 p.m.

Beat The Winter Blues Workshop Join Fulton County 4-H for a series of one-day workshops. All workshops are open to the public but are limited to 10 kids per class. Cost is $10 per workshop for supplies. Schedule: February 16: "Stitch by Stitch" beginner sewing; February 21: cake decorating 101; February 28 - Kids and Kash (financial management); and March 14: breads from Around the world. Registrations accepted up to the day before each class but to guarantee your place call ASAP. Call Lori at 48-4111 or e-mail lbh13@psu.edu.

CF Registration Central Fulton School District will hold registration for the 2009-2010 school year on Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday, March 26, 27, 30 and 31. Children who will be age 4 on or before August 26 are eligible for the 4K program and children who will be age 5 on or before August 26, 2009, are eligible for kindergarten (5K). Please note that students who are currently enrolled in the 4K program, do not need to re-register for 5K. Please contact Stacy Morton at 485- 4438, ext. 244, to schedule an appointment.

FR Kindergarten/Red Bird Registration Forbes Road kindergarten registration is scheduled for February 18 and February 20. Red Bird registration is scheduled for February 19. Contact 814-685-3865 for an appointment.

Insects In Your Garden "Insects In Your Garden and Forest" - Learn about the insects that inhabit gardens and woods on Saturday, February 14, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Butterfly Gardens, Cito Road, McConnellsburg. It is free and open to the public. Speakers will be Greg Reineke of the Fulton County Conservation District, who will present on mosquitoes and the problems they can bring and Dave Scamardella, forester with DCNR, Bureau of Forestry, who will speak about other insect pests in the local woodlands. Penn State Cooperative Extension will have displays and free materials available. More information may be obtained by calling 717-485-3148 or 717-485- 4111.

Fulton County Relay For Life Kickoff The official kickoff for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life 2009 takes place from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, February 15, at the American Legion in Mc- Connellsburg. The community is encouraged to take part in this year's Relay For Life fundraising campaign. Information about Relay, which is scheduled for May 29 and 30 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, will be reviewed, including how to organize a team, different ways to fundraise, how to donate, etc. Entertainment, a cake walk, silent auction, door prizes and refreshments are also planned. Take up the challenge and help fight against cancer. For more information, call the Cancer Society at 717-264-6266.

Free Clothing Free clothing will be given out on Tuesday, February 17, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church (weather permitting). Further information may be obtained by calling 717-485-5917.

Pesticide Update Trainings will be held February 11 at Mc- Connellsburg High School, February 18 at Southern Fulton High School, February 26 at Forbes Road High School. The meetings are from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 2 core and 2 Category Credits will be offered. If the county schools have a weather closure, the meeting will be canceled and rescheduled. If you have questions please call Greg Strait (717) 485-4111 at the Fulton County Extension Office.

SF Kindergarten Registration Southern Fulton School District will be having kindergarten registration on February 26 and 27. Anyone having children who will be 5 years old before September 1, 2009, should call the elementary school at 717-293-3400 to schedule an appointment.

SF Registration Southern Fulton School District will be having pre- K registration March 5 and 6. Anyone having children who will be 3 or 4 years old before September 1 should call the school at 717-294-3400 to schedule an appointment.

Grant Writing Grant Writing -- Making the Most of Your Grant Efforts, will be held Tuesday February 10, 2009, at Fulton Theatre, Mc- Connellsburg, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost is $20 per person (includes all materials, lunch, and refreshments). The program is designed to introduce community organizations, nonprofits and local governments to the fundamentals of finding and getting grant funds. This workshop will help clarify the grant writing process and improve your group's ability to accomplish its long term goals. Topics include: Why get a grant; organizing for fundraising, understanding the grant seeking process, understanding and working effectively with foundations, how to find and work effectively with public funders, writing effective proposals and making the most of your grant searching efforts. There also will be hands-on examples and exercises, advice from local experts and a chance to network with other Fulton County organizations. For more information contact Judy Chambers, Penn State Extension, at (717) 334-6271 x. 313, or chambers@psu.edu.

AARP Tax Aide Free tax help for taxpayers with middle and low income will be available at the old Fulton Theatre, in back of F&M Bank on North Second Street, McConnellsburg, Wednesday February 11, from noon to 5:00 p.m. Free e-filing. Taxes will be done for any age. No rentals, farms or businesses will be done. More information may be obtained by calling 987-3915.

4-H Joe Corbi Fundraiser Joe Corbi forms are now available at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office. The sale will run until February 13, with delivery on February 26.

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