Around South Hagerstown

February 18, 2008|By STACI CLIPP / 240-291-0916

Hello all! 

Hope you enjoyed your Valentine Day. The kids are off of school today for Presidents Day: enjoy! Only a little over four weeks until spring arrives and maybe some warmer temperatures! I am so ready to open my windows and enjoy the outdoors! It was a pleasure watching the Mason Dixon Chorus in person -- you all did a great job!

Emma K. Doub Elementary

Feb. 21 -- Grade 3 and 4  students to The Maryland Theatre to see "Seussical," 9:15 to 11:30 a.m.

Feb. 25 -- Training for parents chaperones for Fairview Outdoor School at Fairview, 5 p.m.

Feb. 25 through 27 -- Scholastic book fair; students will shop during their library/media class

Arc of Washington County craft bazaar

The Arc of Washington County Vocational Day Program will have a Spring Craft Bazaar on Friday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured will be a variety of spring and Easter country crafts, raffles, food and baked goods. All crafts are handmade by Arc invididuals and staff. The Vocational Day Center is at 840 Florida Ave., Hagerstown. All proceeds will go to fund activities for the individuals at the Vocational Day Centers. For more information, contact Barb Greenwood or Julie Kane at 301-797-0052.


Basket bingo

FedEx Ground is hosting a basket bingo to benefit the United Way of Washington County at the Williamsport Fire Hall on Sunday, March 30. The doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 per person or two for $40, which includes a meal. The event will include 25 games, plus specials, raffles, door prizes, tip jars and King Tuts.

Purchase your tickets before March 15 and be entered into a drawing for a United Way signed Longaberger basket.

To purchase tickets, call 301-573-6796 or e-mail

St. John's Lutheran Lenten services

Wednesday Lenten services will continue at St. John's Lutheran throughout Lent at noon and 7 p.m. Pastor Ed Heim will preach a series on the theme "Moving Through Lent in Discipling Relationships." A brown bag lunch follows the noon service and a potluck dinner is held at 6 p.m. 

During Lent, the 9 a.m. Sunday contemporary service will focus on global mission with a series called "Who Is My Neighbor?" The countries of West Africa, Peru, Egypt and Japan will be featured in this multi-media series. 

On Sunday, Feb. 24, the congregation will celebrate Unity Sunday. Sunday School will be at 9 a.m., with one worship service at 10 a.m. The youth will host a soup and salad luncheon fundraiser following the service. Cost for the lunch - including an assortment of homemade soups, breads and salads  -- is $5 and may be purchased the day of the luncheon. Drinks are also included. Desserts will be available to purchase. A congregational meeting will follow the luncheon.

St. John's Lutheran is at 141 S. Potomac St., across from the Central Library. For more information, call 301-790-2510. 

Hagerstown Lions Club

Feb. 19 -- Business and administrative meeting

The following Lions are celebrating birthdays this month: 

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.  

Celebrating anniversaries this month are: 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.  Congratulations to all! 

SHHS Band Boosters

The South Hagerstown High School Band Boosters' next membership meeting is Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the band room.  Please plan on attending; the boosters will be planning for the basket bingo fundraiser and yard sale scheduled for May.

Rebel Pride cards are available; if interested call 301-733-9274.

Discovery Station

On Saturday, Neal Bachtell will present a demonstration-learning lecture, "Latest NASA Space News - The Messenger 'Fly By' Of Mercury," at 1 and 2:30 p.m. at Discovery Station in downtown Hagerstown.

Timed reservations can be requested at the admission desk or by calling 301-790-0076 during operating hours. You can also fax your request to 301-790-0045. Please indicate program and time desired. Reservations may be made up to two weeks in advance of scheduled program and are limited to 5 persons per reservation.

Saturday Plus events are free with paid museum admission or annual membership.

At the library

Washington County Free Library will host a special guest speaker on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. at the Central Library at 100 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson will talk about her book, "Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food and Power."

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Reconciliation Program is part of the Maryland Humanities Council program.

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