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Fulton County Cooperative Extension will conduct the following pesticide update trainings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Adhere to the school calendar, so if school is canceled, or has early dismissal, the meeting will be rescheduled: March 21 – Forbes Road High School; and March 22 – Southern Fulton High School. Meetings are 2 Core, 2 Category, and 2 Research credits. Cost for attendance is $5. More information may be obtained by contacting Greg Strait at 717- 485-4111.
Southern Fulton Elementary School and Head Start pre-K will hold registration Tuesday, March 27. Call 717-294-3400 to register your child. Must be age 3 or 4 by September 1.
Mental Health Skills Training
The Mental Health Association of Franklin and Fulton County will hold an intervention skills training (ASIST) on Thursday and Friday, March 22 and 23. The workshop will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Training will focus on helping to prevent suicide and will cost $30 per person. More information may be obtained by calling Lynn Davis at 717-264- 4301.
Central Fulton School District will hold registration for the 2012-2012 school year Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 27, 28 and 29. Children who will be age 4 on or before August 20 are eligible for the 4K program and children who will be age 5 or on or before August 20 are eligible for the 5K (kindergarten) program. Please note that students who are currently enrolled in the 4K program do not need to reregister for 5K. Please contact Stacy Morton at 485- 7072 to schedule an appointment.
The Hunter/Trapper course will be held Thursday, March 22, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Fulton County Pistol and Rifle Club, McConnellsburg. This is the first of three traditional courses for Fulton County. Bring a bag lunch for Saturday. Preregistration is required at PGC Web site at www.pgc.state.pa.us. Click on Education/Hunter Education Class Schedule. Class is limited to 65 students. For general information only, contact Kevin Mountz at 814-643-1831.
Fulton County Master Gardeners will conduct a backyard fruit workshop Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the community room of Community State bank of Orbisonia located at 415 Fulton Drive, Mc- Connellsburg. Teaching, selecting, growing and maintaining fruit-bearing plants, strawberries, blueberries and brambles (raspberries and blackberries). Cost for the workshop is $10. For additional questions please call Donna at Fulton County Extension Office at 717-485-4111.
Fulton County Master Gardeners invite the public to participate in a new community victory garden in McConnellsburg. The garden offers a weekly, summerlong class from April to September. Class members learn nd participate in the process of vegetable gardening. A combination of weekly classes, hands-on work in the garden and the reward of taking your own produce. Cost is $20 for materials for the 2012 season. Additional information may b obtained by calling Donna at the Fulton County Extension Office at 717- 485-4111.
All are invited to a celebration of excellence and distinction awards night Saturday, April 21, at 6 p.m., at McConnellsburg Firehall. Join in to celebrate 60 years of service to Fulton County. Also recognized will be past board members and award recipients Richard “Dick” Miller, Brenda Gordon and Pete Hall. RSVP by April 13 to 717-485-4064 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
55-ALIVE DRIVING CLASS
The classroom refresher course for 55-ALIVE/Mature driving will be offered at Warfordsburg Senior Center March 29 and 30. Classes are from 9:30 a.m. to noon and two days of classes are required. Preregister, either in person or by mailing the check, payable to AARP for $14 (per person nonmember) or $12 (per person AARP member), to Warfordsburg Senior Center, 209 Long Hollow Road, Warfordsburg, PA 17267. Graduates of the class, age 55 and over, will be eligible for the three-year auto insurance discounts. If planning on staying for lunch, following the class, please be sure to let Cindy know at 294-6020 one day in advance or when registering. There are no tests involved.
Fulton County master gardeners will conduct a backyard fruit workshop Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the community room of Community State Bank of Orbisonia, located at 415 Fulton Drive, McConnellsburg. Teaching, selecting, growing and maintaining fruit-bearing plants, strawberries, blueberries and brambles (raspberries and blackberries). Cost for the workshop is $10. For additional questions, please call Donna at Fulton County Extension Office at 717-485-4111
Big Spring Graveyard Cleanup
Big Spring Graveyard Cleanup will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 29. Volunteers are invited to join with local Cub Scouts to pick up tree branches and cut down brambles at the colonial Big Spring Graveyard three miles south of McConnellsburg off Route 522. Bring rakes, loping shears and gloves. For directions, phone 485-3172 or 485-3412.
AARP-TCE Free Tax Help
Free tax help and e-filing for taxpayers with low or middle income of any age, not just elderly, will be available at Fulton Theatre, McConnellsburg, every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. until April 11. Volunteers will prepare federal, state, local and rent and property tax rebate. Please bring last year’s income tax returns, current year’s tax forms such as W-2s, 1099-int., 1099-Div. 1099- B, 1099-R, Society Security, etc. Must have last year’s taxes to be able to e-file. No business or farms. Have 10 preparers who are certified by the IRS. Any questions, please call 717-987-3915. No parking on F&M Bank parking lot.
March Lunch & Learn
March lunch and learn will be held March 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Pearl Room of Fulton County Medical Center. Join other community dads for the next lunch and learn series. Meet for a meal and a discussion of topics affecting fatherhood. Stay as long as lunch break allows. Please RSVP by March 19 for lunch at 717-485- 5038.
Doctor Dad will be held March 24, at 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Fulton Theatre in McConnellsburg. Come join the Center for Families to learn more about keeping children healthy. The Doctor Dad workshop will show you tips and tricks on preventing illness and injury as well as advice on how to care for a sick or hurt child. This free workshop includes lunch and everything. Please RSVP by March 21 at 717- 485-5038.