Around South Hagerstown

August 01, 2006|by STACI CLIPP

Happy birthday

Hello! Welcome to August! Happy, happy birthday to my daughter, Shelby, on Aug. 4. I hope you have a wonderful day. I'm sure that whatever we decide to do, we'll have a great time doing it! We are very proud of the way you're growing up; we love you!

South High alumni

There's a new Web site for those of you who are South High alumni - you'll find lots of great information and more on there! So be sure to check it out at

Annual 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.

Blood drive

Hagerstown Grace Brethren Church will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Aug. 2, from 1 to 7 p.m. The community is invited to participate to help the Red Cross build up blood supplies over the critical summer months.

Hagerstown Lions

Tuesday, Aug. 1 - Art Callaham will be the guest speaker.

Congratulations to all those Lions who recently received an award for their years of service and for their attendance awards.

Eyeglass collection over the past two weeks: 40 pairs of glasses, 239 lenses, 18 cases and six frames. Great job, gentlemen!

Consumer advocates

The nonprofit office of consumer advocates provides a number of services for individuals with mental health issues and also for those family members to help understand those issues.

This office also acts as advocates to help with utility cut-offs, and advocate legal matters with the help from attorneys who understand. They also help with many other things, such as, helping those in need looking for housing, finding furniture, providing transportation to mental health appointments, to the office and to various functions.

They also have a food pantry for those on Social Security. This office not only serves those with mental health issues but also those on Social Security, unemployment, disability and more. It also is open to those who may suffer depression and need someone to talk to.

There is a support group the second Wednesday each month from 11 a.m. to noon and a program called Sole Haven on Friday evenings, Saturday mornings and Sunday mornings where you can come and meet as a group to discuss mental health issues. They help those who need to come into a safe, clean and quiet place. The office is at 265 Mill St. and you may contact either MaryBeth or Lynn at 301-790-5054.

Girls softball

The Washington County Girls Softball League will hold registration for its fall-ball league on Wednesday, Aug. 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kemps Mill Park (Williamsport) for elementary and middle school players. Call 301-223-9078 or 301-766-7477 for more details.

Festival for the Arts

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts announces a Festival for the Arts on Sept. 16, as the kickoff for its yearlong celebration of 75 years of service to the community. The festival will be held on the museum grounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Trio to perform at museum

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present the Shepherd Three: Faculty Woodwind Trio in concert on Sunday, Aug. 6, at 2:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public with sponsorship provided by Mrs. Jane Cohen of Frederick, Md. A reception hosted by the museum's volunteer organization, the Singer Society, will follow the performance.

VBS carnival

Hagerstown Grace Brethren Church invites you to VBS Carnival Grace on the parking lot at Howard and Spruce streets on Aug. 9-11. The carnival runs from 6:45 to 9 p.m. for ages 3-13 years (children ages 3-7 must be accompanied by an adult).

There will be lots of games, a barrel train ride, moon bounce, petting zoo, music, good food and more - all free of charge! Come on out and enjoy the evening.

Mansion House

Valley Art Association will be featuring an exhibit by the Spectrum Seven, comprised of member artists Eliane Ambrose, Donna Bingaman, Marguerite Cyr, Becky Dietrich, Donna Mason, Elisabet Stacy-Hurley and Marjorie Tressler. An opening reception will be held Sunday Aug. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. The event, held at the Mansion House in City Park, is free and open to the public. Call 301-797-6813 for more details.

Art workshops

Sponsored in part by the Bowman Board and the Washington County Historical Trust, Inc., the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown will be offering free art workshops for children.

Each instructor will introduce their own specialized art medium to children between the ages of 6 and 12. The workshops are free and registration is required. Due to limited space, children may enroll for two of the 10 classes listed:

Tuesday, Aug. 1 - Brandy Daly, 10 a.m. to noon, Fascinating Abstract Portraits; 1 to 3 p.m., Optical Illusions.

Wednesday, Aug. 2 - Priscilla Howard, 10 a.m. to noon, Japanese Kimonos and Haiku Poetry; 1 to 3 p.m., Japanese Block Painting.

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