Around South Hagerstown

February 11, 2008|By STACI CLIPP / 240-291-0916


Happy Valentine's Day on Thursday! If you're still procrastinating, now is the time to get shopping!

Also, there is no school on Tuesday.

Happy birthday to my brother, Tim. May you have a wonderful day!

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday - The program will be on the Community Rescue Service with speaker Dave Hayes or Chris Stockslager.

The following Lions are celebrating birthdays:

Feb. 1: Henry C. Foltz; Feb. 10: Charles V. Mercer; Feb 14: G. Clair Baker Jr.; Feb. 15: Bob J. Vaughn; Feb. 21: Alan E. Brodell; Feb. 22: Richard L. Hershey; Feb. 23: Dennis M. Browne; Feb. 26: Carol L. White and Paul W. Sweeney.

Happy anniversary to: Feb. 10: Mr. and Mrs. David Kaplan, 45 years; Feb. 14: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stanley, 53 years; Feb. 16: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rankin, 27 years.


Alaska travelogue

The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown will resume its travelogue series by presenting "Venture to Alaska" on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the South Hagerstown High School auditorium.

Cinematographer Dale Johnson will narrate his film, the fourth one in the travel and adventure series. In addition to Anchorage, Fairbanks and the capital city of Juneau, the show will highlight the Eskimo village of Wales, Alaska, which is only 60 miles from Russia.

The cost of admission is $8 for adults and $3 for students. Proceeds from the travel shows fund the club's community service projects.

The remaining shows in the travelogue series are "At Home in Austria" on March 12 and "Italy's Fabled Islands" on April 16. Please call Steve Geiman at 301-739-1981 or Jim Failor at 301-739-3756 for more information.

Emma K. Doub Elementary School

Today: Fifth-grade teachers to Fairview Outdoor School for planning.

Tuesday: Jump Rope for Heart for Encore Groups A & C during P.E. class

Wednesday: Jump Rope for Heart for Encore Groups B & D during P.E. class

Lecture at library

A Maryland Humanities Council lecture, "Building Houses out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food and Power," will be presented Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. in the B/C meeting room at Washington County Free Library's central library in downtown Hagerstown.

Using a recipe of scholarly analysis, personal interviews, film, advertisements, cookbooks and literature, Psyche Williams-Forson examines the complex role of the chicken in African-American life, paying special attention to the connection between chickens and black women. From slavery to the present, families have been fed with chickens raised by these women, who have made their livings cooking and serving in houses, restaurants, on the roadside, at the harbor and in churches.

Williams-Forson is assistant professor of American studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of "Building Houses out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power," which won the American Folklore Society's Elli Kngs-Maranda Prize.

Be sure to call the library today at 301-739-3250, ext. 136, to reserve your frre ticket for this event.

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