Around South Hagerstown

February 25, 2008|By STACI CLIPP / 240-291-0916


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Roundtable planned March 4

The Interfaith Coalition of Washington County will hold an interfaith roundtable at Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, on Tuesday, March 4, at 7 p.m.

The Rev. Edward L. Poling will lead a discussion on "Who is Jesus?" Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Poling at 301-733-3565.


Church to hold rummage sale

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., will hold its semi-annual rummage sale Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be soup, sandwiches, baked goods and beverages for sale both days. This is a United Methodist Women project.

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday - Joan Fortney, trauma coordinator, will speak to the Hagerstown Lions Club about Washington County Hospital trauma services.

St. John's Lutheran Church news

Church members at St. John's Lutheran Church are collecting school supplies for Fountaindale Elementary students.

The items being collected include Fiskars blunt scissors, Expo dry-erase markers (four-count), regular washable markers, Post-It notes, index cards, pocket folders (with and without prongs), pencil cap erasers, one-subject spiral notebooks, pencil sharpener with shavings collector, three-ring binders with pockets, 16- and 24-count crayons, glue sticks, pencil boxes, highlighters, composition books, chunky erasers, 12-count colored pencils, red ballpoint pens and zipper supply cases (pencil bags). Items can be dropped off at the church office during business hours.

Seminar set

Suzanne Hayes, assistant vice president for the Hagerstown Merrill Lynch office, will lead a workshop titled "How to be Generous to your Church without Making the Tax Collector Happy."

The workshop will be Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Mary-Martha Hall at St. John's Lutheran Church.

For more information, call the church office at 301-790-2510 during business hours. The church is at 141 S. Potomac St., across from the central library.

South High players honored

South Hagerstown High School basketball players Steve Burnett, Alvin Roberson, Chris Jackson and Danielle Higgins were recently selected to play in the McDonald's Roundball Classic on Friday, March 21, at Hagerstown Community College.

This event is a senior boys and girls all-star affair that will have three games with 90 players from three states with 35 schools represented.

The event helps raise money for pediatric congenital heart disease and the Ronald McDonald House.

For more information, visit the Web site at

Farmers market plans craft day

Hagerstown's City Farmers Market, 25 W. Church St., will hold a children's craft day Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. while supplies last.

Children can create their own crafts to take home to celebrate the coming of spring.

Go to on the Web for more information.

Neighborhood College

Sponsored by the City of Hagerstown's Neighborhoods 1st program, city residents will have an opportunity to attend Neighborhood College to learn about city government.

Over the course of 10 weeks, participants will have the opportunity to learn, tour and experience city operations.

The next session will be Monday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, fourth floor, room 407.

Sessions will be held on Mondays. The program is free and open to those who live or work in the city.

Library news

David LaFleur, a solo acoustics guitar player, will perform Sunday, March 2, at 3 p.m. at Washington County Free Library.

With a rich tenor voice and a mastery of the guitar, dobro, mandolin and dulcimer, LaFleur has been performing a mixture of folk, Appalachian, blues and bluegrass music for more than 20 years. Call the library at 301-739-3250, ext. 136, to reserve a free ticket for this event.

Basket bingo

The E. Russell Hicks Band Boosters will hold a basket bingo/luncheon Sunday, March 30, at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive.

Tickets cost $25 per person. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch begins at 12:30 p.m.

There will be door prizes and raffles. To purchase tickets, call Dennis Swope at 301-790-0840 before 10 p.m.

It's not too early to make plans to attend this event.

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