The day features fun-filled events, including a children's croquet court, several regulation size courts and a special challenge course that requires players to follow a track around trees, over rocks and hopefully not in the brook. There will be lots of family entertainment, including children's games and face painting, plus a Sponge Bob Square Pants Moon Walk. Concessions, including homemade ice cream, will be available for purchase. A silent auction will also be held and features four tables brimming with many wonderful items up for bid. Each auction table will close at different times between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. All festivities will conclude at 2 p.m. when the live auction begins.
Proceeds from the event will be used to start a fund to build a new gymansium on campus. For more information, call Kay E. Hoffman at 301-733-0331, ext. 272 or via e-mail at kay.hoffman@brook lane.org.
Vince Tantillo 5K Run
The Vince Tantillo Memorial 5K Run will take place on Saturday, June 17. Registration is going on now - forms are available at the Hagerstown YMCA on Eastern Boulevard or you can register on race day beginning at 7:30 a.m. The race begins at Long Meadow Shopping Center at 8:30 a.m. The course includes many of the tree-lined and scenic North End streets, gentle hills and a flat finish. There will also be professional timing and scoring, water stops and plenty of free parking for participants and observers.
A $50 prize will be awarded to first place overall male and female masters; a $25 prize will be awarded to second place overall male and female masters; and awards will be given to the top three males and females in each age group. First-, second- and third-place walkers will also receive awards. There will be one award per runner - overall or age group.
Entry fee per participant is $15 on or before June 3; after June 3, registration per participant is $18. T-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registrants; a limited number of T-shirts will be available for late registrants. No shirt registration fee is $10 per participant.
To register or for more information, call 301-739-3990.
Women's Club sponsors house tour
The 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 to visit all the homes on the tour or $5 to tour a single home. A luncheon will be available at the Women's Club from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a cost of $7 per person the day of the tour.
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 the community who need low-cost housing.
Golden Agers Club
The Longmeadow Church of the Brethren's Golden Agers Club will meet on Monday, June 12, at 10 a.m. at the church, at 19642 Longmeadow Road. The speaker will be Dawn Johns, Community relations director, Hospice of Washington County, who will present the topic "Exploring Options for Advanced Care Planning." Information shared will include Medicare Hospice benefits. The program will be followed by a light lunch. For more information or directions, please call 301-733-3250.
Class of '91 Reunion
The North Hagerstown High School Class of 1991 will have its 15-year reunion on Aug. 19. The class is currently looking for classmates and need your help. If you have not already been contacted regarding this event, please contact Eric Cave at 301-991-8338 or Amy Higgins Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wanted: Items for Treasure Sale
The seventh annual Treasure Sale to benefit the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11. It's not too early to donate your tax-deductible items to the sale - dishes, furniture, art objects, jewelry, toys and games - anything but clothing and appliances. Please 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.
The Singer Society, the museum's volunteer committee, greatly appreciates the community's involvement in this yearly fundraiser. Mark your calendars now - the Preview Reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 10 and the Treasure Sale on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Share your news
Summer's here and the time is right for enjoying all kinds of fun-filled and relaxing activities - if you have news you'd like to share about a summer event or activity going on in the North End, please call 301-797-2782 or e-mail NorthHagerstown@cs.com.
Have a great week!