Around South Hagerstown

July 18, 2006|by STACIE CLIPP


Happy Monday! Here we are into the middle of July - summer just seems to be flying by! We've been able to enjoy the local parks, have some swimming and hiking fun also! I hope you've been able to do some things you enjoy this summer before it comes to a close.

Lions Club

Tuesday, July 18 - Monthly business and administrative meeting.

Calling all mystery fans

On Saturday, July 22, at 10 a.m., Hagerstown BookShare resumes its series of monthly book discussions with its first Saturday morning meeting at Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St, Hagerstown.

Come and share your favorite whodunit. If you're a diehard fan of everything from Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum ("Eleven on Top, 12 Sharp") to Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware ("Rage, Gone"), or if you prefer the cozy mysteries of Diane Mott Davidson ("Dark Tort") and Joanne Fluke ("Cherry Cheesecake Murder"), this is a discussion you won't want to miss!


Also featured is a sneak preview of the library's Sisters-in-Crime Author Reception scheduled for the new Smithsburg Library on Aug. 8.

Please register by Friday, July 21, at the Adult Information Desk or call 301-739-3250, ext. 123 or 136.

The library strives to make all programs accessible. Please inform the library of special needs two weeks prior to the program.

Church plans Bible school

Grace United Methodist Church, at 712 Church St., will be having a Vacation Bible School July 16-20, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each night for children in preschool through grade 6.

Explore a beautiful Caribbean Island with glittering turquoise water, warm white sand and cool ocean breezes at SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School.

There's treasure on this island more precious than gold and more lasting than diamonds, it's the greatest treasure of all - God's love! Each day your kids will learn how Jesus' life illustrates God's love as described in 1st Corinthians:

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."

South High Class of 1971

South Hagerstown High School's Class of 1971 will be celebrating its 35-year class reunion this summer.

The reunion is scheduled for Saturday, July 22, at the Sheraton Four Points on Dual Highway, Hagerstown.

Invitations were mailed out at the end of March. The committee is in the process of updating its mailing list. If you want to be assured of receiving an invitation, please call one of the following people so we can verify and update our information: Vickie (Martin) Layton at 301-791-1486; Dianne (Kronawetter) Snyder at 301-791-6257, or Betsy (Harbaugh) Magaw at 301-797-6089. If you know someone from this class who is living out of town, please pass this information on to them. This was a large graduating class and it is a challenge to keep track of everyone!

St. Andrew's plans yard sale

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church will be holding its ninth annual yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (no admittance until 7 a.m.).

There will be something for everyone! St. Andrew's is at 1020 Maryland Ave. Rain date will be Aug. 12. I will be sure to remind you of this again.

Brass Express to perform

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present Brass Express in concert on Sunday, July 23, at 2:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public and a reception, hosted by members of the Singer Society, the museum's volunteer organization will follow the performance. Please phone 301-739-5727 or visit Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Story Time planned at University Plaza

On Wednesday, July 19, at 10 a.m. "Fill your Heart with Song," with Jennie Avila. A different storytelling performance is planned every Wednesday morning through Aug. 2 at University Plaza on West Washington Street in Hagerstown. Bring a blanket. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held rain or shine! For more information, call 301-791-3132 or log on to www.washingtoncounty

Like Butchers in the Shambles

On Wednesday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at the Jonathan Hager House and Museum, City Park, off Virginia Avenue, learn about the treatment of the Federal wounded soldiers at the Battle of Antietam. This event is free. For more information, log on to

Market in the Square

On Thursday, July 20, in downtown Hagerstown on Public Square, from 8 a.m. 2 p.m., vendors from Hagers-town City Farmers Market bring their produce, foods, and crafts outdoors to the Square. Rain date is Friday, July 21. For more information, log on to

Plaza Party set for Thursday

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