Around South Hagerstown

March 07, 2006|by STACI CLIPP

Hello and welcome to March!

St. Patrick's Day is on the 17th - don't forget to wear your green! Spring begins in two weeks; of course we all know that doesn't mean springlike weather!

A few reminders:

Art Association plans open house

The Valley Art Association at the Mansion House at City Park will have an open house garden party through April 2, featuring an exhibit of floral and garden paintings from local artists.

Hours are Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and 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 have its annual Spring Bargain Sale on Friday March 10 and Saturday March 11, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Clothing, household items, jewelry and baked goods will be available for purchase. To order soups and sandwiches, please call the Club office 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 Women's Club has fundraisers to support the upkeep of the historic clubhouse building at 31 S. Prospect St., which also has 18 rooms providing low-cost housing to women in our community. The Women's 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.

Pork, sauerkraut feast

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church will have a pork and sauerkraut dinner on Saturday, March 18, from noon until 6 p.m. The dinner will include pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and gravy, succotash, applesauce, coffee and water. The cost is $7 for adults and 3.50 for children 12 and under. Sodas will be available for 50 cents. Of course, there will be a bake sale which will include large cinnamon rolls. Take-out is also available. The church at the corner of Franklin and High streets, with parking behind the church. For take-out or to obtain additional information, call Mr. Sprankle at 240-217-4097 or the church office at 301-739-2236.

Hagerstown Lions

The speaker at Tuesday's meeting will be Kurt Landis, president and general manager of the Hagerstown Suns.

Home Show

The 2006 Homebuilders Association of Washington County Home Show will be held at Hagerstown Community College's ARCC on Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sunday, March 12, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets are $2; children age 12 years and under are admitted free. Come enjoy the 21st annual event with more than 150 exhibitors and 200 display booths. Call 301-739-0135 for more details!

St. John's Lutheran

Pastor Ed Heim, of St. John's Lutheran Church, will offer a Lenten series on The Lord's Prayer every Wednesday at noon and 7 p.m., as well as on Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Beginning Wednesday, March 8, Midweek Joy services at 7 p.m. will move to the main floor of the church's Education Building, in the newly designated Worship Center.

St. John's Lutheran is at 141 S. Potomac St., across from the central library. For more information, call 301-790-2510.

Youth fundraiser

Take a night off from cooking and help St. John's Lutheran Church's youth group raise money! On Tuesday, March 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. come to the McDonald's on Garland Groh Boulevard (near Borders) . A portion of the proceeds will benefit the youth from St. John's, who are raising money for their trip to the National Lutheran Youth Gathering in San Antonio in July.


Sibshops are for those 8- to 13-year-old siblings of children with developmental disabilities. Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, others a not so good thing, and for many somewhere in between. They reflect a belief that brothers and sisters have much to offer one another-if they are given a chance.

Sibshops are a spirited mix of new games (designed to be unique, offbeat and appealing to a wide ability range), new friends, and discussion activities.

This event will be held Saturday, March 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free and lunch will be provided. Preregistration is required. Please call 301-766-2969.

TV Center reunion

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