Around South End

January 24, 2006|by STACI CLIPP


I hope you've been enjoying this mild weather.

Though we've had some cold days, it sure doesn't feel like January! It sure has been nice walking weather for my dog, though. But truth be told, she doesn't quite care how warm or cold out it is!

Emma K. Doub Elementary

Jan. 26 - Mrs. Trail's students to the Planetarium from 12:15 to 1:50 p.m.

Guiding Eyespresentation

Jennifer Hart, representative and puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, will provide an information session about the Guiding Eyes program on Jan. 25, at the Humane Society of Washington County.

Hart's presentation will include how a dog becomes a guide, what it takes to be a puppy raiser as well as demonstrations on puppy massage.


Guiding Eyes, based in New York, has graduated more than 6,000 guide dog teams. Graduates have come from 48 states and 12 countries.

Space is limited so call to reserve your space. The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road. Call Margaret Rhoads at 301-733-2060.

National Ice Skating Month Open House!

On Jan. 28, the Hagers-town Ice and Sports Complex, 580 Secuirty Road, will be celebrating National Ice Skating Month with an open house! Please join in for a day of ice skating activities. It's a great way to intorduce the beginner to the wonderful sport of skating.

Schedule of events on Jan. 28 for open house:

2 to 3:50 p.m. - Public skate session, $6 per person; includes skate rental;

4 to 4:40 p.m. - Free skate with free group lessons;

4:40 to 4:45 p.m. - Clear ice;

4:45 to 4:55 p.m. - warm up;

4:55 to 5:15 p.m. - Exhibitions by synchronized team, coffee club, freestyle;

5:15 to 5:30 p.m. - Clean ice;

5:30 to 5:50 p.m. - Synchronized skating clinic;

5:50 to 6:30 p.m. - Free skate with free tips/lessons

6:30 to 6:50 p.m. - Goofy Games.

Call Hagerstown Ice at 301-766-9122 for more information.

Team Trivia Bingo

Saturday, Feb. 4, marks the second annual Team Trivia Bingo hosted by The Herald- Mail. The emcees will be game show legends Bob Fleenor and Dave Elliot.

This year's game will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, with lunch from 11:30 to 12:30 and the competition from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

It will be held at Washington County Technical High School at 50 W. Oak RidgeDrive. The entry fee is $100 per team with a maximum of four players. All proceeds will be donated to the Newspaper in Education Program (NIE). The winners of three trivia bingo advance to the championship round. Adults and teens are welcome to play. For additional details and to register, call Brenda Bush at 301-733-5131, ext. 2056.

Special thanks to Jeffery Stouffer, principal at Washington County Technical High and his janitorial staff for opening their doors for this event.

St. John's Lutheran Church

This is the last week for the Texas Roadhouse fundraiser to benefit St. John's Lutheran Church's youth group. They are raising money to attend the National Youth Gathering in San Antonio, Texas in July.

If you eat at Texas Roadhouse Monday through Thursday, 10 percent of your bill will go toward the youth group's fundraising efforts. Just present a coupon to your server, coupons can be picked up at the church office by calling the office at 301-790- 2510.

Share your news

If you have any news or information, I'll be looking forward to hearing from you. Give me a call at 301-393-5871 or by e-mail at Have a wonderful week!

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