Around North Hagerstown

January 17, 2006|By JANE SCHMIDT

Hospice support group expansion

The Healing Hearts Program designed for adults coping with a death will be expanded to include an initial six-week support/educational group with optional on-going monthly support. Groups begin this evening, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 18 ,at 1:30 p.m. To register, contact the Grief and Bereavement Services Dept. at 301-791-6360. The groups are open to anyone in the community.

Youth lacrosse

Kids in kindergarten through seventh grades - here's a great opportunity to join the sport known as "the fastest game on two feet" - youth lacrosse!

Registration is under way at the Hagerstown YMCA on Eastern Boulevard for the 2006 Spring Lacrosse season for the Washington County Youth Lacrosse Club for boys and girls currently enrolled in the aforementioned grades.


The club, in partnership with the Hagerstown YMCA, fields teams in the Western Maryland Youth Lacrosse Conference, as well as offers an instructional, in-house clinic on Saturdays for the club's youngest competitors.

Please note that the registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 20. For details, call the Hagerstown YMCA at 301-739-3990.

Animal lovers wanted

Do you love animals? If so, the Humane Society of Washington County would love to hear from you! Volunteers are needed to bathe and walk dogs, socialize with cats, and wash laundry and dishes. If you are available for two hours between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on any weekday, please call 301-733-2060, ext. 212, or e-mail The Humane Society greatly appreciates your help!

Breast cancer screening

Free breast cancer screenings will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, at the South Mountain Women's Health Center in Boonsboro from noon until 4 p.m. and on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Church of the Nazarene in Hagerstown from noon until 4 p.m.

The screenings through the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation offer free breast cancer outreach, education, screening and treatment for Washington County women 18 years of age and older. Collaborators include Washington County Health Systems, Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley (formerly Y-Me), Washington County Health Department Breast & Cervical Cancer Program and the Washington County/Hagerstown C-SAFE neighborhood improvement program.

Call the Marsh Cancer Center at 301-665-4671 to schedule your appointment for either breast health clinic.

North High CAC meeting

Please note that the North High CAC will meet on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. in the school's media center. Mr. Paul Rudolph will discuss the security plan for North High. For details, please call the school.

NHHS Band Boosters fundraisers

The North Hagerstown High School Band Boosters group is sponsoring two fundraisers that will be held soon.

The first is a Pampered Chef Bingo, to be held at the Funkstown Moose on Sunday, Jan. 22. Doors open at noon with bingo beginning at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling Pam Jamison at 301-791-5998. Ticket price includes 20 games of bingo with two specials. Tip jars and King Tuts will also be available. The Moose Club will also have its concession stand open for refreshment purchases. Bingo winners will receive credit toward Pampered Chef items of their choice. The event also includes raffles and door prizes.

And on Saturday, Feb. 18, the Boosters will sponsor their Annual Money Bonanza, to be held at the Williamsport Fire Hall. Tickets are $30 per couple (advance purchase only) and include dinner, refreshments, dancing, and the bonanza event. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. The bonanza begins at 8 p.m. and a DJ will provide musical entertainment beginning at 9 p.m. Every 10th ticket wins $30, with the last ticket drawn winning $1,000. There will also be tip jars and raffles. Please note that bonanza attendees must be at least 21 years of age. Tickets are advance purchase only and may be purchased by calling Pam Jamison at the telephone number noted above.

Black Achievers Gala

The Hagerstown YMCA Black Achievers Gala will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Four Points located on the Dual Highway. Several Adult Achievers will be recognized during the event. Social time begins at 6 p.m., with dinner and awards following at 6:30 p.m. Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele will be the evening's keynote speaker. Tickets are available at the Hagerstown YMCA on Eastern Boulevard. Children age four through 11 years may attend at $15 per child; tickets for persons age 12 years and older cost $25 per person.

During the 2005 gala, First Data recognized their employees, Andrea Creamer, Pedro Garnett, Joan Key and Darin Mency for outstanding achievements and contributions.

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