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KGHS DECA raises
King George High School's DECA club is raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by hosting the DECA 5K for MDA on Veterans Day, Nov. 12.
The event is the chapter's community service project. MDA is dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The association also provides comprehensive health care and support services and provides assistance to several families in King George.
The 5K event is open to all ages, and there's a Mile Kids Run for ages 12 and under. The cost is $25 for the 5K and $10 for the kids' run. A $5 late fee will be charged to those who register after Nov. 4.
Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m., with the 5K starting at 9, the kids' run at 10, and awards at 10:30.
More information is available at kgdeca.org, by emailing kgdeca5
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or stopping by the main office at King George High School.
FAIR HAS RESOURCES FOR AREA HISPANICS
The third annual Legal Fair sponsored by SINOVA, the Spanish Information Network of Virginia, was a complete triumph, said Nestor Gil, president of the organization.
More than 1,000 people attended the Sept. 29 fair, held at Holy Cross Academy in Stafford county. Residents were able to get legal advice, help with passports and general information from 30 participating groups such as Catholic Charities, the Mexican and the Guatemalan consulates and social service agencies in the Fredericksburg region.
Some of those attending can from as far as Virginia Beach and Delaware. Without the resources available at the Legal Fair, those attending would have had to take time off work and spend a lot of money to get the same help, Gill said.
He thanked those who supported an organization "that is addressing the needs of the Latino community."
Fundraiser set for ailing youngster
A fundraiser for Hunter Hale will be held Saturday 1-4 p.m. at Kildee Farm's "The Barn" in Stevensburg.
Hunter, the 2-year-old son of Courtney and Eric Hale and the grandson of Culpeper County Supervisor Bradley Rosenberger, has been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and recently underwent two operations at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Silent auctions will be held at the fundraising event and anyone who would like to contribute an item to be raffled off may contact fundraiser coordinator Kim West at 540/423-1127 or 540/455-5149.
Financial donations are also welcome.
According to West, Hunter Hale is the youngest person ever to be treated for Crohn's disease at the University of Virginia Medical Center, which referred him to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Relay for life sets rally for captains
Relay for Life of Spotsylvania will hold a team captains rally on Tuesday for all registered teams and anyone interested in starting a team.
The rally will be at 7 p.m. in the Spotsylvania High School library. Plans for participating in the Spotsylvania Christmas Parade will be discussed.
Spirit points are given to teams that attend.
Email: email@example.com or visit relayforlife.org/spotsyl vaniava for information.
Disability center has sibshops event
The disAbility Resource Center will host a "sibshops" event Saturday for youngsters in grades one through five who have a brother or sister with a disability.
Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and lunch will be provided. Cost is $5 per child or $10 per family. Registration is needed by Thursday as a minimum of five participants is necessary to hold the event.
Contact Jennifer Lett at blink firstname.lastname@example.org or Kim Lett at
Email: email@example.com or 540/373-2559 to register.
The center is located at 409 Progress St.
child care aware helps military
The Childcare Network works with Child Care Aware to provide respite care for military families who have one or more children with special needs.
According to The Childcare Network, the military will pay for up to 40 hours of respite care each month. Two families currently waiting for care prefer the care be provided in their homes.
People interested in providing care and working with these families should contact Regina at The Childcare Network at 540/373-3275.
MYSTERY AUTHOR COMING TO LIBRARY
Ellen Crosby, author of the "Wine Country Mystery" series, will be the featured guest at the annual Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library meeting Monday at library headquarters, 1201 Caroline St.
The public is invited to the event, which begins with a wine and cheese reception at 7 p.m.
Crosby will read from her newest title, "The Sauvignon Secret." A selection of her books will be available for purchase and signing.
Call Ann Haley at 540/372-1160 for information.
Stafford choral extends sign-ups
The Stafford Regional Choral Society has extended registration through today in preparation for the annual Christmas concert, which will be held Dec. 16.
Rehearsals are on Sundays, 6-8 p.m., in the Colonial Forge High School chorus room. Singers from high school through adult are welcome. The group especially welcomes male vocal part singers.
Call 540/373-0215, email
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit staffordchoral.org for information.
Safe-driving course set in Stafford
An AARP Driver Safety Course will be offered at the Stafford County Public Safety Building, 1225 Courthouse Road, on Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days.
Contact 1st Sgt. Darrell English of the Stafford County Sheriff's Office at 540/658-4428 to sign up.
Services board sets clinic open houses
The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board will hold a pair of open-house events at outpatient clinics.
Events are set for 6:30-8 p.m.:
Monday at the Stafford Clinic, Charles A. Cooper Building, 15 Hope Road.
Nov. 7 at the King George Clinic, Marie O. Kunlo Building, 8479 St. Anthony's Road.
Contact Michelle Wagaman at
Email: email@example.com or 540/373-3223, ext. 3074.