Around South Hagerstown

August 18, 2008|By STACI CLIPP / 240-625-7416


There's still time to enjoy some outside events before the weather decides to get cold. 

Class of 1968 planning reunion

The South Hagerstown High School class of 1968 is planning a reunion the weekend of Sept. 26 and 27.

On Sept. 26, a golf outing is planned, with tee times starting at 1 p.m. at Beaver Creek Country Club for classmates and alumni. For more information, call Tim Steiner at 301-733-5132.

After golf at 5 p.m., enjoy the evening at the 19th Hole.

On Sept. 27, a get-together will be held in the pavilion at the Potomac Fish and Game Club at 2 p.m. For reservations, call Suzie Gozora at 301-991-4991.


Library event

Washington County Free Library, at 100 S. Potomac St., welcomes Mike Gellar and Christiana Drapkin with a jazz quintet Sunday, Sept. 7, at 3 p.m.

Gellar, a jazz guitarist, performs in duo, trio, quartet and quintet settings in the Frederick, Md., Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Harrisburg, Pa., areas. His repertoire consists of swing, be-bop, and cool and modern jazz from a vast variety of composers. 

Jazz vocalist Drapkin, who has been performing in the New York area and on the East Coast for almost 20 years is noted for her lyrical and highly personal delivery of ballads and for her abandoned yet artful scat improvisations. Christiana's singing is deeply immersed in the rich traditions of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Carmen McRae. 

Seating is limited and tickets are required. For a free ticket, call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.

Additional information about this performance and all special programs at the library is available at

The library strives to make all programs accessible. Please inform the library of special needs two weeks prior to the program.

Music by the Lake

The summer concert series continues Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Hagerstown City Park band shell. This week, the South Mountain String Band will perform. The concert is co-sponsored by the Washington County Arts Council, the City of Hagerstown and the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For more information, call 301- 791-3132 or go to on the Web.

Lions Club

Tuesday - Hagerstown Lions Club will hold its business and administrative meeting.

Discovery Station

Saturday - A telescope clinic conducted by the Tri-State Astronomers will take place at Discovery Station in downtown Hagerstown from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Market in the Square

Vendors from Hagerstown City Market will bring their produce, foods an crafts to Hagerstown's Public Square on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rain date will be Friday. For more information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 183.

Loopholes, Stockades and Blockhouses

Learn about the ways the settlers on the frontier like Jonathan Hager fortified their homes at "Loopholes, Stockades and Blockhouses" at the Jonathan Hager House and Museum in Hagerstown City Park on Thursday at 7 p.m. The event is free.

For more information, go to on the Web.

Civil War Encampment

Re-enactors from both sides of the Civil War will be presenting a living history camp Friday and Saturday at the Jonathan Hager House and Museum in Hagerstown City Park. Come and see how soldiers would bivouac during the War Between the States.

For more information, go to on the Web.


The annual Augustoberfest will be Saturday and Sunday, starting at 11 a.m. at the central parking lot off North Potomac Street.

The event features authentic German and American food, live entertainment and family fun.

For more information, go to on the Web.

Children's Village golf tournament

Children's Village of Washington County Inc. will host its 14th annual "Keep our Kids Safe" Four Man Scramble Golf Classic on Friday, Sept. 5, at Black Rock Golf Course. 

A putting contest begins at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start is at noon.  Dinner follows the tournament; bag lunch provided.  Entry fee is $100 per person.  Corporate sponsor packages are available, as well as sponsorships for holes and carts. 

CSX Transportation is the tournament sponsor. First National Bank of Greencastle is lead sponsor, with Hagerstown Ford sponsoring the hole-in-one prize car.

Register by calling Children's Village at 301-733-4443. All proceeds benefit the Children's Village life-safety education program. 

Children's Village of Washington County, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free life-safety education to elementary school children in Washington County. 

Rebel raffle

The South High Rebel Band Boosters are having a raffle.

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