Club news and fundraisers

January 22, 2006

Club meetings

Martinsburg Toastmasters

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Monday, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m., James Rumsey Technical Institute, 3274 Hedgesville Road. Meetings are open to individuals who want to learn more and improve their communication skills. Call Vicki Jenkins, 1-304-754-7925, ext. 210; or go to

Greencastle-Antrim Women's Fellowship

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Tuesday, Jan. 24, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fellowship Hall, 130 N. Washington St. The topic will be "Finding Strength for All Circumstances." The speaker will be Angela Davis.

Valley Art Association

Wednesday, Jan . 25, 7 p.m., Mansion House Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown. There will be a landscape painting demonstration by Norman Ford. Refreshments will be provided by Betty Heck and Diana Crosby. Call The Mansion House, 301-797-6813.

Senior Resource Alliance of Hagerstown

Open forum, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Loyalton of Hagerstown, 20009 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown. The resource alliance is a new center where area seniors and caregivers can be referred free of charge to experienced professionals providing a variety of senior services, including health, financial and social issues. Call the alliance at 301-739-1963. To attend the open forum, call Loyalton, 301-733-3353.


Tri-State Singles

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m., AMVETS Post 10, 707 Frederick St. Ages 55 and older. In case of inclement weather, activities will be canceled when schools are closed. For information about the group or its activities, call Virginia, 301-739-8990; or Sharon, 1-717-762-4524.

American Association of University Women

Hagerstown Branch, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., Washington County Detention Center, 500 Western Maryland Parkway, Hagerstown. Terri Blair, inmate program supervisor for the center, will speak of opportunities provided for detainees.

Potomac Valley Audubon Society

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Launching Potomac Valley Nature Photographers, Friday, Jan. 27, 7 to 9 p.m., U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center's Robert C. Byrd Auditorium, Shepherd Grade Road, north of Shepherdstown. This is an organizational meeting for the new society, which will operate under the auspices of Potomac Valley Audubon Society, but will set its own agenda and determine its own officers. The group is open to anyone interested in nature photography, beginners to professionals, using any kind of equipment. For information, call the Audubon society at1-304-676-3397; go to; or e-mail

Tri-State Singles

Saturday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m., Richardson's Restaurant, Dual Highway, Hagerstown. For ages 55 and older. In case of inclement weather, activities will be canceled when schools are closed. For information about the group or activities, call Virginia, 301-739-8990; or Sharon, 1-717-762-4524.

William D. Byron VFW Post 1936

Sunday, Jan. 29, 4 p.m., post home, 70 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. Annual memorial ceremony in honor of 2005 deceased members, including ladies' auxiliary members. Dinner will follow the ceremony. Free tickets are available for families of the deceased. Other members and guests may purchase tickets at the post canteen for $5 each. Call Charlie Batt, 301-791-1507.


Money and basket bingo

SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - Today, doors open at 10 a.m., lunch at noon, bingo at 1:15 p.m., South Mountain Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Call 1-717-749-3506; or1-717-749-3093.

Pancake breakfast

Sponsored by First Christian Church for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity, Saturday, Jan. 28, 7 to 11 a.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes with a serving of sausage, orange juice and coffee. Cost is $3.50 in advance; or $4 at the door.

Mission auction

STATE LINE, Pa. - Saturday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m., State Line United Methodist Church, 287 East Ave., one block east of the square. Coffeehouse kitchen will serve chicken corn soup, bean soup, steamers, hot dogs, cake, coffee and soda. The auction benefits mission projects and church ministries. Call 1-717-597-4217; or Linda Baker, 301-223-7535.

Soup and sandwich sale

STATE LINE, Pa. -Saturday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Trinity United Church of Christ. Call1-717-597-0585.

YMCA 20th anniversary gala

Saturday, Feb. 4, Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Dual Highway, Hagerstown. The theme will be "Phantom of the Opera." A ticket admits a couple to the gala and includes cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner for two, entertainment and dancing to the sounds of Kim Tantillo and The Rhythm Kings, a chance to win a 2006 Pontiac Solstice, door prizes and more. Lou Scally will be master of ceremonies. Two hundred tickets will be sold. Proceeds benefit the YMCA and a portion of ticket cost is tax deductible. For tickets or information, call 301-739-3990; or visit the YMCA, 1100 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown.

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