Around South Hagerstown

August 08, 2006|by STACI CLIPP


Welcome to August! The kids head back to school in two weeks and two days - I hope you're able to get your shopping done before it gets here!

I think school comes too fast - what happened to the good old days when the kids went back after Labor Day?

VBS carvinal

Hagerstown Grace Brethren Church invites you to VBS Carnival Grace on the parking lot at Howard and Spruce streets on Aug. 9, 10, and 11. The carnival runs from 6:45 to 9 p.m. for ages 3-13 years (ages 3-7 yrs. must be accompanied by an adult). Lots of games, barrel train ride, moon bounce, petting zoo, music, food, and more - all free of charge! Come on out and enjoy the evening.


Reading hour

A reading hour will be held every Saturday in August from 1 to 2 p.m. outside of the Book Cellar at suite 330 at Prime Outlets.

Animal crackers and juice boxes will be provided by local merchants for each child. A free gift will be distributed while supplies last.

Stories will be read by teachers from Washington County Schools.

Art exhibit

Valley Art Association will be featuring an exhibit by the Spectrum Seven, comprised of VAA member artists: Eliane Ambrose, Donna Bingaman, Marguerite Cyr, Becky Dietrich, Donna Mason, Elisabet Stacy-Hurley and Marjorie Tressler. The opening reception will be held Sunday Aug. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mansion House Gallery in Hagerstown City Park.

Call 301-797-6813 for more information. The event is free and open to the public.

The Mansion House is open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

Golf tournament

Christ's Reformed Church in Hagerstown will be holding its second annual golf tournament on Friday, Aug. 25, at Black Rock Golf Course with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

Cost is $75 per player or $260 per foursome, which includes a catered meal after the tournament.

All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Aspiring to Serve Community Center, which houses Commission on Aging, WIC, Potomac Case Management and REACH.

Applications for playing and sponsorship of holes can be obtained by calling the church at 301-733-4144 or Bill Shank at 301-797-1143.

Children's Village

Hagerstown Children's Village of Washington County, Inc. will host its 12th annual Keep our Kids Safe Four Man Scramble Golf Classic on Friday, Sept. 8, at Black Rock Golf Course. Putting contest begins at 11 a.m.; shotgun start at noon. Dinner will follow the tournament. Entry fee is $95 per person. Corporate sponsor packages are available. Hole and cart sponsors also can support the event. Midas Muffler of Hagerstown is the tournament sponsor. Volvo Powertrain North America is lead sponsor, with Douglas Motors of Hancock sponsoring the hole-in-one prize car.

Register by calling Children's Village at 301-733-4443. All proceeds benefit the Children's Village life-safety education program.

Children's Village is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing free life-safety education to elementary school children in Washington County.

Lions Club

Tuesday, Aug. 8 - Jay Frantz will talk about Medical Ministry, Honduras.

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