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Around South Hagerstown

May 23, 2006|by STACI CLIPP

Hello!

It seems as if May is coming to a close rather quickly. Don't forget next week is Memorial Day - therefore no school on Monday the 29th. Enjoy your holiday and keep it a safe one!

Hagerstown Lions

May 23 - A "Natural resources career conference" was held last July. Three students from Clear Spring High School will tell about their experiences at the Hickory Environmental Education Center in Accident, Md.

Halfway Park Days

Come to Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park on May 27 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and May 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Halfway Park Days. There will be more than 100 arts and crafts dealers, live music, a magic act, kids' rides and food. Come enjoy this yearly tradition! For information, call 301-739- 3219.

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Summer worship

Haven Lutheran Church will begin its summer worship schedule beginning Sunday, May 28. Come worship with the congregation on the lawn. Services begin at 9:30 a.m. Wear casual dress and bring blankets or lawn chairs. If you prefer a cooler service with air conditioning, there is an 8:15 a.m. service inside the sanctuary. In case of rain, the 9:30 a.m. service will be held indoors. These services will continue every Sunday through the summer. Haven Lutheran is at 1035 Haven Road in Hagerstown.

House and Garden Tour

The Hagerstown Women's Club invites you to a fabulous House and Garden Tour on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some beautiful homes including Doub's Mill, The Women's Club, Old Forge Farm and Oxbow Bend Farm will be featured for the price of $20 dollars, or $5 for a single home. Lunch will be available at the Women's Club from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a cost of $7. For more details or to purchase a ticket, please call the Women's Club from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 301-739-0870.

The Women's Club has fundraisers to support the upkeep of its historic building, which includes 18 rooms rented to women in our community who need low-cost housing.

Treasure Sale items

The seventh annual Treasure Sale benefiting the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will be held Saturday, Nov. 11. It's not to early to donate your tax-deductible items to the sale - dishes, furniture, art objects, jewelry, toys and games, anything but clothing and appliances.

Call the museum at 301-739-5257 to make arrangements for pickup at your home or business if you are unable to deliver your items to the museum directly. Spring is the time when we all need a fresh start and what better way to accomplish this than to "retire" those items that we no longer want or need.

The Singer Society, the museum's volunteer committee, greatly appreciates the community's involvement in this yearly fundraiser. Mark your calendar for the Preview Reception on Nov. 10 and the Treasure Sale on Nov. 11.

Emma K. Doub Elementary

May 24 - Grade 4 band and orchestra concert,, 6:30 p.m.; Grade 5 band and orchestra concert, 7:30 p.m.

May 25 - Grade 4 students to Maryland Theatre for Maryland Symphony Orchestra, 11:55 a.m.-2 p.m.; Principal's Citizenship Awards Program at North High, 7 p.m.

May 26 - Field Day (rain date is May 30)

May 31 - Grade 5 picnic at Doub's Woods Park, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Valley Art Association events

Valley Art Association members will be featuring their Miniature Show during June at the Mansion House Gallery in City Park. Framed original art paintings, with image sizes of 4 by 6 inches and smaller will be on display and available for purchase.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Artists meet music artists - On Sunday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., come meet the artists of the Valley Art Association during the Western Maryland Blues Fest. These talented artists will be selling their artwork, as well as doing painting demonstrations using various mediums such as oils, watercolors and acrylics.

Both events are free. For more information, call 301-797-6813.

Tobacco-free world

All are welcome to a "Walk for a Tobacco-Free World" event at Doub's Woods Park on May 25. Registration is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. The walk will be from 6:45 until 7:30 p.m. There will be a performance at 6 p.m. featuring Mr. Sterien Barr - aka "No Puff Daddy," who uses rap to deliver an anti-tobacco message.

For information, call 240-420-1796.

Barbershop concert

The Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus, celebrating its 52nd year in Hagerstown, will perform a free concert on Sunday, June 4. at 7 p.m. at Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport.

The chorus, conducted by David Miller, will sing a variety of music to appeal to everyone. The public is invited - especially men who like to sing. Come and see how much fun singing four-part barbershop harmony can be.

For information, call 301-790-3178.

Have news?

Well, that's it for this week. If you have any news or information, please call me at 301-393-5871 or by e-mail at staciclipp@yahoo.com. May you have a wonderful week and please be careful over Memorial Day weekend!

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