Around South Hagerstown

February 28, 2006|by STACI CLIPP


Happy Monday! There are a few "special" days this week:

March 1 is Share a Smile Day; March 2 is Read Across America; March 3 is Employee Appreciation Day; March 5 is Say Hi to Mom Day (the perfect time to call if you haven't lately!); March 6-10 is National School Breakfast Week.

Also, there is a 2 1/2-hour early dismissal on Friday, March 10, for Washington County students. So now is a perfect time to make plans for your children.

MSO concert set for March 4

Come and enjoy the Maryland Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 4, at The Maryland Theatre, beginning at 5 p.m. The performance will include exquisite puppetry, narrative and classical music for all ages.


For additional details, call 301-790-2000.

Saturday Plus

Saturday, March 4, at the Discovery Station at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.: Special presentations and demonstrations with hands-on activities. Call 301- 790-0076 for more information.

Robert H. McCauley Series

March 6, at Washington County Library - 7 p.m. "The Race to the West, the C&O Canal vs. The Erie" by Paul D. McDermott. Call 301-739-3250, ext.158, for details

Lions Club meeting set

Tuesday, Feb. 28 - Dr. Guy Altieri, Hagerstown Community College president, will speak about the mission, current affairs and future plans of the college.

The year to date collection for the sight and hearing is as follows: 1,200 eyeglasses; 98 frames; 2,500 lenses; 1,150 cases, all with a value of $14,000. Great job, gentlemen!

Art Association plans open house

The Valley Art Association at the Mansion House at City Park will have an open house garden party throughout March, featuring an exhibit of floral and garden paintings from local artists.

March 1 through April 2; Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call the Mansion House at 301-797-6813.

Emma K. Doub

Have you ever wondered how you will pay for your child to attend college? If so, mark your calendar for March 9, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The PTA is sponsoring a presentation by the College Savings Plans of Maryland that will give you a variety of options to help you achieve this goal.

Bargain sale

The Women's Club of Hagerstown will hold its annual Spring Bargain Sale on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clothing, household items, jewelry and baked goods will be available for purchase. To order soups and sandwiches, call the club at 301-739-0807 by March 7. Soups include beef barley, mushroom, beef vegetable and ham and bean. Cost is $4 a quart or $2 a pint. Sandwiches include country ham at $2.50 and egg and olive and ham salad at $1.75. Sandwiches will also be available the day of the sale. The club holds fundraisers to support the upkeep of the historic clubhouse at 31 S. Prospect St. which also has 18 rooms providing low-cost housing to women in the community. The club thanks you for your support.

25th anniversary

St. Catherine the Great Martyr Eastern Orthodox Church presents Father John Ivanoff, director of Evangelism and Growth of the Orthodox Church of America. He will talk on "Becoming All Things To All Men: Evangelization in the 21st Century" on Wednesday, March 8, following the Service of the Presanctified Liturgy at 7 p.m. The church is at 433 Liberty St., Hagerstown. Call 301-790-2616. A light Lenten meal will be provided

Museum announces Photo Salon winners

Judging for the 73rd Annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon was held Jan. 6, at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

The judges were Christopher J. Brownawell, director of the Academy Art Museum, Easton, Md., and Larry Knutson, member of the Adams County, (Pa.) Arts Council Board of Directors and owner of Americas' Arts L.L.C.. They judged the 273 entered works.

The 68 prints and four slides accepted for the exhibition will be on exhibit March 3 through April 9, at the museum. The show will open with a public reception on Sunday, March 5, between 2:30 and 4 p.m., sponsored by Conservit, Inc.

The winners Are:

Best of Show - Richard Schlect of Frederick, Md., for his digital print entry, "Hay Bales in Sunlight."

Best Photograph by a Washington County Resident - Lynnsay Gudgeon-Erskine of Boonsboro, received this award sponsored by the Washington County Arts Council for "Bottles," an abstract print.

Reginald Holladay Best Slide Award - David P. McMasters of Martinsburg, W.Va., for his slide entry "Light Shadow."

Black and White Pictorial - First place - Kevin Logghe of Germantown, Md., for &Transcendence;" Second and Third place - Hope M. Snyder of Shepherdstown, W. Va., for her works titled "Cotton Club" and "Fiction," Honorable Mention - John Sharkey of Boalsburg, Pa., for a work titled "Old Tree."

Black and White Still Life - First place - Richard C. Amt of Chambersburg, Pa., for "Mini-Cyclamen.: Second and Third place - Palma Allen of Clarksburg, Md., for her works titled "Eggplant" and "Blackberries."

Black and White Portrait - First Place - Peter R. Wright of Williamsport, for a work titled "After Katrina, Jerome."

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