Around North Hagerstown

May 05, 2008|By ELLEN ROWLAND

Longmeadow Lions Club

The Longmeadow Lions Club will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 42 on Northern Avenue in Hagerstown.

The second meeting in May has been changed to Thursday, May 29. This will be the 40th Charter Night program for the Longmeadow Lions Club. American Legion Post 42 will provide a buffet meal for the historic occasion and the program speaker will be a retired CIA agent, author and artist. Reservations should be received by the club secretary by May 15 by calling 301-729-2815.


Birthday wishes go out to our oldest grandson, Kaleb Rowland, who lives in Wisconsin. He will turn 9 on May 11. Our oldest son, Chuck, will celebrate his birthday on May 12.

North High Band Concerts

The annual spring concert for the concert band and wind ensemble will be held at NHHS on May 14 at 7 p.m. The jazz band's concert is May 15 at 7 p.m.


These are always very special events, as the school says goodbye and good luck to its graduating seniors. The musical selections are sure to please everyone. Come join the bands for a wonderful evening, and see how talented the Hub band is!

Pancake breakfast

Shiloh United Methodist Church will hold a pancake breakfast Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m.

The menu includes pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, puddin', fruit cup, orange juice and coffee.

Tickets cost $6 for adults and $3 for ages 6 to 12.

There will also be a yard sale.

Moms Club

Moms Club members invite you to join them for a spring gathering on Wednesday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to noon at Pangborn Park.

Bring your kids and your friends to a morning at the park. Come play and learn more about our organization - a support group for mothers who choose to stay home to raise their children.

The rain date is Friday, May 16.

For more information, call Amy Sargent at 240-420-3560 or e-mail


On April 28, several TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 77 members helped Elsie Horst do a skit about fruit. It was cute and informative.

The chapter welcomed Shirley Knode as a new member. Shirley's mom is one of the group's members. Patsy Martin and Millie Toms were voted Shining Stars for April.

Today's meeting will include No Gain Week, Secret Pal Revealed and Fun Day. The group voted to set aside one Monday a month for a fun day, where the members will play games and just get to know each other more.

For more information about the group, call Donna at 301-223-8143 or Patsy at 301-582-2292. Everyone is welcome.

Goretti News

Monday, May 19, is St. Maria Goretti High School's annual sports banquet.

Graduation will be held at St. Ann's Church on Saturday, May 24, at 1 p.m.

Please contact Goretti with any questions at 301-739-4266. Also, go to on the Web for more information.

Horse show

The Maryland State Quarter Horse Youth Association will host Marjorie Thor Straten in a free trail clinic on Saturday as part of the association's All-Breed Open Schooling Show.

She is a self-taught horsewoman who has earned more than 600 amateur and open AQHA points in seven events. Nowadays, she specializes in trail and enjoys working under the tutelage of friend and AQHA Horsewoman of the Year Nancy Cahill.

With the help of two horses, Marjorie has completed four superior and 22 AQHA all-around awards, qualified for the AQHA World Show nine times, and placed at the Quarter Horse Congress and the AQHA World Show. Over the past 20 years, she has given numerous clinics in the Mid-Atlantic area.

Directions: Take Interstate 81 to Pa. Exit 5. Take Pa. 16 East. Turn right on Ridge Road. Turn left at stop sign. Show ground will be on the right. For more information, call 240-527-8387 or 410-795-9725.

TOPS 446

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 had a net loss for the week ending April 30.

The group is using the "Tools" it has learned to use to help make the scale numbers go down.

Frankie presented a wonderful program on Kashi products. The group talked about the ingredients and tasted some samples.

Wednesday's meeting plans include going back on the Intuitive Eating Program, which will be led by Mary.

For more information, call Tom or Mary at 301-797-2547 or call Judy at 301-797-9279, or visit the group's Web site at

Kids Alive Fest to be held May 17

Children's Village of Washington County Inc. will host its 17th annual Kids Alive Fest, Open House/Community-Safety Day, Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Children's Village campus, 1546 Mount Aetna Road in Hagerstown.

Weather-permitting, activities will include mini-car rides, radar gun contest and fire hose spraying challenge. There will be continuous tours of the Power of Fire House and families will have the opportunity to complete safety stations throughout the day.

Admission is free. The event will be held rain or shine.

Family health forum set for Thursday

A "Tough Talk" family health forum on Thursday from 4:30 to 8 p.m. will provide an opportunity to facilitate communication on the topics of teen pregnancy and other teen health issues.

The evening will include a marketplace of information and fun activities, dinner, guest speaker Dr. David Solberg and an original interactive performance.

If you are interested in attending, contact the Jack and Anna Hershey Education Center at Washington County Hospital at 888-803-1518. The registration fee is $10. Scholarships are available upon request.

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