Around South Hagerstown

April 14, 2008|By STACI CLIPP / 240-291-0916

Pork and sauerkraut dinner planned

Washington Square United Methodist Church Adult Choir will sponsor its annual pork and sauerkraut dinner Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. in LeFew Fellowship Hall at the church at 538 Washington Ave. in Hagerstown. 

This is a family-style, all-you-can-eat dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, applesauce, rolls, drink and dessert. 

Tickets cost $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for ages 3 to 12 and free for ages 2 and younger. Advance tickets and reservations are available from choir members or by contacting the church at 301-739-2653 between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. There is a 50-cent discount on tickets purchased in advance. Tickets will be available at the door, but reservations are recommended. 

The meal will be available for eat-in or carryout. The church fellowship hall is accessible from the parking lot at the rear of the church and is handicapped-accessible.


Library happenings

· Poet Olu Butterfly Woods presents "The Rhyme Beast/ Not the Cat in the Hat" today at 7 p.m. at Washington County Free Library.

This is a program for teens.

Learn how to use rhyme in your poetry without sacrificing the poem's flow or using a rhyme scheme that is too basic. Workshop participants will explore different types of rhyme. Poet Olu Butterfly  provides teens with instruction laced with rhyme games, hip-hop examples and rhyme dictionaries

Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, to reserve a free ticket.

· On Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m., "Walt Whitman: Poet of Democracy" will be the topic of discussion. 

In this costumed, living- history presentation, Carrol Peterson portrays Whitman, discusses his views on poetry and politics in America, and recounts his Civil War experience.

This presentation engages the audience in a discussion of Whitman and encourages further reading of his works.

Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, to reserve a free ticket.

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday -- Business and administrative meeting.

Emma K. Doub Elementary School

April 15 to 18 -- Mr. Matthews' and Mrs. Dell's fifth-grade students will go to Fairview Outdoor Education Center.

April 17 -- Officer Phil program for students in grades three and four, 9:30 to 10 a.m. 

April 21 to 24 -- Mrs. Lingg's and Mrs. Baumgardner's fifth-grade students go to Fairview Outdoor Education Center.

Discovery Station

Discovery Station will feature Robert Peters, "The Reptile Man," on Saturday.

Timed reservations can be requested at the admissions desk or by calling 301-790-0076 during operating hours.

Presentations are at 1 and 2:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated in the program listing. 

Travelogue series continues at South

The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown will present the travel show "Italy's Fabled Islands" Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at South Hagerstown High School's auditorium.

Professional photographer Stan Walsh will narrate the travel film, the fifth one of the club's travel and adventure film series. 

Italy's fabled islands of Sicily,  Strombli,  Capri,  Ischia  and Aeloian will be featured. 

One of the many highlights of the travelogue will be a visit to Capri's Blue Grotto.

Admission costs $8 for adults and $3 for students.  Proceeds from the travel  programs fund the Kiwanis Club's community service projects.  

For additional information, call Steve Geiman at 301-739-1981 or Jim Failor at 301-739-3756.

Gospel sing set for Sunday

There will be a spring gospel sing hosted by Trinity Lutheran Church, at 15 Randolph Ave. in Hagerstown, Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

St. John's Church Choir of Pimlico, from the Baltimore area, will bring music and a message. This event is free. Be sure to attend.

South High Class of 1976

You are invited to the South Hagerstown High School Class of 1976's barbecue-style get-together on Saturday, July 26, at 5 p.m. at  Beaver Creek Country Club's pool and pavilion. 

Contact the reunion committee at for more information.

Locust Point

At the April 8 meeting of Neighborhoods 1st, Locust Point group, Cindy Blackstock reported that she was informed by the city's Public Works Department that there are no new trash cans in the city inventory at this time.

If they do not become available by June 30, they will be put into the budget for the next budget year, which begins July 1. 

The block party flier was presented at the April 8 meeting and approved by all who attended. As soon as the group is able to get 450 copies made, it will distribute the fliers to every address in the target zone.

Wanda Winters has gotten permission to post them at the Locust Point Market and at Potomac Liquors.

She also received a gift certificate of $25 from each  business to be applied toward block party expenses. 

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