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Apr. 20, 2017

The Deep Creek Lake Policy and Review Board (PRB) quarterly meeting is scheduled for  Monday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at the Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center. The meeting is open to the public.
The Ruth Enlow Library board of trustees will meet on Monday, May 15, at 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, 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 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 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 Swanton Community Center will host a benefit dinner for Mary Shreve on Saturday, April 29, starting at 3 p.m. A meal will consist of ½ chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, a homemade roll, and a dessert. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children, and free for those under age 5. Carry outs will be available. For more information, persons are invited to call 301-387-9191. Proceeds will be used for Shreve's medical expenses.
Rowlesburg VFW Post 3008 will hold a ramp dinner on Saturday, April 29, from noon to 4 p.m. Ham and beans, meat loaf, coleslaw, biscuits, fried potatoes with or without ramps, corn bread with or without ramps, stewed ramps, fresh ramps, wilted ramp salads, and desserts will be served. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children under age 12. 
The Workman Warriors Relay for Life team will hold a potato bar on Sunday, April 30, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Company. Diners will have their choice of a potato with fixings, a bowl of chili, or a taco salad. Cost is by donations. Proceeds benefit the Workman Warriors, who raise funds for the American Cancer Society in memory of Phil Workman Sr. 
Bear Creek Church of the Brethren will resume its monthly community dinners beginning on Saturday April 29, and served between 5 and 6:30 p.m. in the new fellowship hall. There is no charge for a meal, but donations will be accepted. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located at 1088 Brethren Church Road, off Accident Bittinger Road, Accident.
Bittinger Mennonite Church, 10707 Bittinger Road, will host its annual Gospel Echoes Potato Bar Dinner on Wednesday, May 3, at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by Gospel Echoes Harvest and Mercy Road teams. For complimentary dinner tickets, persons may call Ed or Orpha Petersheim at 501-533-0049. A freewill offering will be received at the dinner for the prison ministry to provide literature and ministry teams and chaplains to prisons throughout the United States free of charge. 
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.
Terra Alta Church of the Nazarene will hold its annual yard sale on Thursday and Friday, May 4 and 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the basement. Breakfast and lunch will be served. The church is located along Brandonville Street, Terra Alta, W.Va.  
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.