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The Tri-County Animal Shelter receives hundreds of cats each month, and many of the animals are in need of a good home.

Take a trip to the shelter Thursday through Saturday this month and adopt a cat for free.

Adopters must meet the shelter’s adoption requirements.

Many of the cats at the shelter are victims of circumstance, according to a news release.

Their owners had to move, they were no longer allowed to have pets or they could no longer afford another animal to feed.

The shelter is at 6707 Animal Shelter Road in Hughesville.

Call 301-932-1713 or 800-903-1992.

Adoption hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

To view animals available for adoption, go to or

Holiday show at art center

The Mattawoman Creek Art Center is taking entries for its annual “Holiday Salon: Shopping Days at MCAC,” scheduled to run Nov. 2 through Dec. 16.

Artists can rent a booth at the center to sell original artwork and prints for the holidays.

Tables and easels can be used for displaying works in allotted spaces.

Artists are responsible for setting up and taking down booths, and are requested to attend the reception for the exhibit Nov. 4.

Entries may be brought to the center between Nov. 1 and 3.

The entry fee is $30 for members and $45 for nonmembers.

For more information go to

Cross-country meet for middle-schoolers

The North Point High School Cross Country team will host a middle school cross-country meet Oct. 13 at North Point at 2500 Davis Road in Waldorf.

Registration is open at 8 a.m., and the event is free to all middle school students. Email