Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

April 02, 2008|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

Ballroom dancing

Jim Powers will hold his ballroom dance party Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Building in Maugansville.

Come out for a great evening of ballroom dancing and listening to the sounds of the Yamaha organ played by the one and only Jim Powers.

AARP meeting

AARP Chapter 623 will meet at Next Dimensions on Alternate U.S. 40 Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

The speaker will be Andrea Rowland of Hagerstown Magazine. Refreshments will be served.

Healthy choices

Washington County Health Department, 1302 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown, is holding "STOP" (Strategies to Overcome Prediabetes), a five-week program on Tuesdays: April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.


The sessions will be at the Washington County Health Department. The program costs $35. For more information, call Lisa McCoy at 240-313-3300.

Cascade Elementary

Cascade Elementary School will have Tropical Day on Friday, April 11.

Smithsburg Middle

Leopard's Pride - SMS Student Council sponsored a holiday canned food drive to benefit the Smithsburg Food Bank.

The students exceeded their 2,500 can goal as they collected 2,583 food items. Five trucks and vans loaded with the donations were delivered recently to the food bank.

The PTSA provided a pizza party served by Principal Kuhaneck, Mrs. Izat, Mrs. Nystrom and members of the Principal's Council to the homerooms collecting the most food items: Mrs. Newkirk (sixth grade), Mrs. Peperak (seventh grade) and Mr. Nystrom (eighth grade.)

Don't forget MSA (Maryland State Assessment) Test Dates: All students will take the reading MSA April 8 and 9 and science MSA May 7 and 8.

Congratulations to Naomi Pettway and Hannah Cooper, who completed the reading challenge. Reading is fundamental, that's why the school continues to encourage students to read 25 books and reward those who do.

The school needs donations for Borders gift cards or the gift cards themselves that will be distributed to students who read 25 books. Please contact Mrs. Smith if you are interested in helping the school celebrate the success of its students.

Thank you to Allegany Dental, Food Lion, Vicki Reed, Emily Rowan and family, Tracy Knight-Simane, My Favorite Place Inc., BJ Builders, Cavetown Auto Parts, and Jamie Weinberg for their generous donations. Thank you for helping us provide rewards for readers!

HCC show choir to perform Friday

Hagerstown Community College's show choir, the Superlatives, will perform a special "Made in the USA" concert Friday at 7:30 p.m., at Kepler Theater.

The Superlatives' performance will feature singing and dancing to a host of American classics from all musical genres and includes everything from blues to rock n' roll. This concert is free, is suitable for all ages, and is open to the public.

Legal studies seminar April 21

Hagerstown Community College will host a University of Maryland University College legal studies guest speaker on Monday, April 21, at 5 p.m., in room 120 in the Classroom Building.

Faculty member Adelaide Lagnese will speak about the legal studies program at UMUC, and will discuss how current or prospective HCC students in the paralegal studies program can transfer to UMUC and complete the remaining courses necessary to obtain a bachelor's degree.

By participating in the transfer program, and obtaining an associate's degree in paralegal studies from HCC, students can complete more than half of the necessary coursework required for their bachelor's degree before transferring to a four-year institution. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP for this event, call Loretta Thornhill at 301-790-2800, ext. 481.


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