Club news, fundraisers, reunions

February 19, 2006

Club meetings

Amnesty International Upper Potomac Chapter 539

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Today, 7 p.m., White Hall, Room 109, Shepherd University. This will be a teach-in and letter-writing meeting. The topic for letter writing will be fair-trade coffee. The meeting will begin with information on fair trade, a question-and-answer period, then letter writing to Jack Shaw, dining services director for Shepherd dining facilities. Presenter for the workshop is Chris Scott of the Fair Trade Coalition. Call Chris, 1-540-247-0783.

Smithsburg Sunshine Leisure Club

SMITHSBURG - Monday, Feb. 20, 11:30 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church. Brown bag lunch. Coffee, cherry pie and ice cream will be served. All are welcome.

Local 171, UAW Retiree Chapter

Monday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m., Local 171 Union Hall, 18131 Maugans Ave., Hagerstown. All Local 171, UAW retirees and new retirees from Local 842 are welcome. Mabel Capalongo from the regional office of the Department of Labor will speak. Bring canned goods for the food bank.


Potomac Garden Club

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Feb. 21, 12:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Johnna Maravelis will teach the art of container gardening.

Democratic Central Committee

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m., The Grille at Park Circle, Hagerstown. The meeting is open to the public.

Potomac-Mecklenburg Garden Club

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1 p.m., St. Agnes Parish Hall. Anthony Hess and Mark Jordan of Flowers Unlimited will offer a demonstration of winter designs and ideas for forcing branches and flowers. Visitors are welcome.

Tri-State Singles

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m., AMVETS Post 10, 707 Frederick St. For 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.

Valley Art Association

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Mansion House Art Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown. This will be a white elephant night. Each member should bring a brown bag with a white elephant art related object or product to exchange with another member and should be prepared to tell another member something about him-or-herself and art. If a member can't find something artsy, bring a brown bag full of Valentine goodies. Each member should bring a Valentine-type refreshment to share. Punch and beverages will be provided. Guests are welcome. Call the Mansion House, 301-797-6813.

Washington County Republican Club

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Richardson's Restaurant, 710 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Members of the central committee will discuss the upcoming elections.

Moller Retirees

Friday, Feb. 24, 8 a.m., Junction 808 Restaurant, 808 Noland Drive, Hagerstown. All Moller retirees and spouses are welcome.

American Association of University Women

Hagerstown Branch, Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m., Parks and Recreation office, Fairgrounds Park, 400 N. Mulberry St., Hagerstown. Use the North Cannon Avenue entrance. Coffee klatch. Junior Mason, director of Parks and Recreation, will discuss the history of Hagerstown's city parks. There also will be a tour of the restored grandstand.

Tri-State Singles

Saturday, Feb. 25, 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 activity, call Virginia, 301-739-8990.


Book drive

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Sponsored by the Franklin County Friends of Legal Services, from Monday, Feb. 20, through Friday, April 28. Donated books will be sold at the organization's annual book sale from Friday, May 12, through Sunday, May 14, at Wilson College campus. There will be an announcement of specific book donation locations before Feb. 20. The group needs paperback and hardbound new and used books, CDs, audio cassettes, videotapes, prints, sheet music, magazines dated before 1950 and maps. Anyone with a large number of books to donate before the book drive, may call Esther Buck, 1-717-263-8303.

Silent auction

Monday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m., North Hagerstown High School cafeteria, Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown. Proceeds benefit the Student Government Association of North High. Call 301-733-7277.

Country ham sandwich sale

Thursday, Feb. 23, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Masonic Temple, 54 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Country ham sandwiches cost $2.50 and city ham sandwiches cost $2. To order, call Robert Swain at 301-797-5421 prior to the sale.

All-you-can-eat spaghetti

Friday, Feb. 24, 5 to 7 p.m., Wilson Ruritan Club, 1/4 mile west of Huyetts Crossroads, Hagerstown. Cost is $5, adults; ages 4 and younger eat free. There will be a cake auction at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the community projects.

Benefit for the Bayou

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