Around North Hagerstown

August 01, 2006|by JANE SCHMIDT

Enjoy the dwindling summer days!

Well, the end of the summer season is almost upon us, with school bells ringing for Washington County Public Schools students in a mere 23 days!

As a kid, I remember that it seemed it took forever for Christmas or summer vacation to ever finally appear, but I notice now as an adult that time and the seasons change all too quickly and that I keep wishing there was more time to do and enjoy more.

So, let's make it a plan that we pay particular attention to these dwindling summer days now upon us and savor them wisely so we can enjoy their fond, warm memories during the upcoming cooler months and seasons!


TOPS Chapter 77

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 77 meets every Monday at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Weigh-in is set for 7:30 a.m., exercise at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. There is a planned program every week and all visitors are welcome to attend. For information, call 301-791-4909, 301-739-6267 or 1-717-597-8747.

Hospice agency seeks volunteer

Hospice of Washington County, Inc., has announced a summer training program for volunteers who wish to work directly with patients and their families. The training sessions will be held Tuesday, Aug. 8; Wednesday, Aug. 9; Friday, Aug. 11; and Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. all designated days. For more information, call Mary Foor at 301-791-6360. Deadline to register is Thursday, Aug. 3

University Plaza Story Time

Venture downtown with the kids on Wednesday, Aug. 2, to enjoy "The Journey Continues" with Niki Perini at 10 a.m. at University Plaza, 50 W. Washington St.

The event, sponsored by the Washington County Arts Council, is free and open to the public and will take place rain or shine. For more information, call 301-791-3132 or log on to

University Plaza Party

University Plaza in downtown Hagerstown is the setting for a series of Thursday lunchtime concerts, free and open to the public beginning at noon. The weekly "Plaza Party" - presented by the Arts Council in partnership with the City of Hagerstown - will feature a variety of musical entertainment, including bluegrass, blues, and classic rock. On Thursday, Aug. 3, enjoy the sounds of Rudy and the Bluefish. For details, call 301-791-3132.

Music By The Lake

You're sure to enjoy this week's installment of this popular summertime concert series featuring local and regional bluegrass performers co-sponsored by the Arts Council and the City of Hagerstown. On Saturday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at City Park Band Shell, Homegrown will perform. For details, call 301-791-3132.

NHHS Class of 1966

The NHHS Class of 1966 will hold its 40th-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 9, from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Elks Club on Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with a cash bar available. The reunion theme is "Hawaiian bash" - please note that dress is casual. There will also be plenty of dance music. Cost is $25 per person and all alumni and friends of class members are welcome. Deadline for reservations is Saturday, Aug. 5 - for reservations, please call Deborah Snyder Stimmel at 301-824-7072 or send an e-mail to

Spaghetti Dinner to benefit for Alivia

Shiloh United Methodist Church will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Aug. 5, from noon to 6 p.m. on the church grounds. This dinner is sponsored by the church with proceeds benefiting Alivia Koontz and her family. Alivia's ongoing medical problems have been described in several of Bob Maginnis' Herald-Mail articles. Dinner cost is by donation. The church is on Shiloh Church Road off Old Forge Rd. near the Hagerstown YMCA.

NHHS Class of 2001

The NHHS Class of 2001 will hold its fifth-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Elks Club in Hagerstown from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Social hour will be 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a roast beef and chicken dinner buffet from 7 to 8 p.m. Dance music and drinks will be available from 8 p.m. until midnight. The cost is $20 per person or $35 per couple and covers venue, food, DJ and kegs.

The reunion committee need RSVPs as soon as possible. Please send your reservation check (made payable to North High 2001 Alumni Fund) to: Zack Stowell, 19254 Jamestown Drive, Hagerstown MD 21742. For details, call Zachary Stowell at 301-992-4256 or send an e-mail to ZacharyStowell@GMAIL.COM.

St. Andrew's Yard Sale

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Ave., will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church - please note, no early birds!

There will be lots of items and goods for sale and there is sure to be something for everyone! You'll find household goods and items, kitchen gadgets, decorative items, and so much more! The sale benefits the church - rain date is Saturday, Aug. 12.

Frontier Craft Days

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