The Interfaith Service Coalition has partnered with the Hancock Arts Council to obtain a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
As a result, a Young Audiences/Arts for Learning workshop will be offered to children in the Hancock area Saturday.
The program will take place at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Town Hall, 126 W. High St.
The featured performers, known as DishiBem GROW, or Great Recycled Orchestra Workshop, began as a simple concept — a performance piece using instruments made from repurposed materials.
Its mission is to educate young people about the solid waste crisis and inspire them, through performances, to take action in their own communities.
The program features instruments built solely from recycled items — drainage pipes, tube boxes, badminton racquets and other unusual items.
The audience learns that they can reuse materials that would otherwise end up in the trash or junkyard.
Thanks to the grant, the performance is free, and there will be pizza and other refreshments after the performance.
For more information, call Deborah Cohill, ISC executive director, at 301-678-6605.
St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Hancock will participating in a bingo fundraiser at the Clear Spring Events Center Sunday at 1 p.m.
Tickets cost $25 and include 20 games and a hot lunch.
Prizes include Vera Bradley and Thirty-One bags, which will be filled.
There also will be raffles and a bake and snack table.
For early-birds, doors open at 11 a.m. with lunch available beginning at noon.
Canal towpath reopened
After several months of closure and limited public access, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park has reopened the towpath near the Paw Paw Tunnel following the removal of rock and stabilization of the area caused by a rock slide in January.
Following the rock slide, work began to survey the area, including the completion of an analysis to ensure park staff could clear the debris safely and determine if any further stabilization work was needed.