Around South Hagerstown

August 25, 2008|By STACI CLIPP / 240-625-7416


Happy birthday to my dad. May you have a wonderful day. We love you!

Hopefully, the kids are all settled into their new routines now and are getting use to waking up early. I hope all the students have a wonderful school year. 

Neighborhoods 1st Locust Point

The Neighborhoods 1st Locust Point group has new goals that will be discussed and voted on at its next meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 80 W. Lee St. at the Full Life Family Ministries building.

For more information, call president Lois DeLisi at 703-861-8189.

Homecoming at St. John's

St. John's Lutheran Church will hold homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 7.

Traditional communion worship in the sanctuary will be held at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. A courtyard worship will be at 9:30 a.m., continuing the focus on the Book of Faith. Bring a Bible and a favorite Bible verse. Sunday school teachers will be introduced.


The Sunday evening programming also resumes with Children's Choir/God's Gang and Youth Group from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Youth Choir from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

St. John's is at 141 S. Potomac St., across from the downtown library. For more information, call 301-790-2510 or go to on the Web.

Neighborhoods 1st Historic Heights

The Historic Heights Neighborhood 1st group is planning a block party on Friday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. This neighborhood is comprised of South Prospect Street, Summit Avenue and Walnut Street. For more information, contact or

Discovery Station

Saturday - Robert Peters, "The Reptile Man" will have shows at Discovery Station in downtown Hagerstown at 1 and 2:30 p.m

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday - Park Ranger David Weesner, South Mountain Restoration Area, will speak to the Hagerstown Lions Club about the Appalachian Trail.

Lion Secretary Chris Stockslager has received the 100 percent Secretary Award from the outgoing district governor for fulfilling his responsibilities to the club, the district, and International during the 2007-08 year

Second Lions Vice President Reggie Fallin reports the collection of 113 pairs of eyeglasses, 280 lenses, 43 cases, and two frames during the latest two-week collection period.

Mansion House Art Gallery

The Mansion House Art Gallery in Hagerstown City Park is open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 301-797-6813 or go to on the Web.

Art fest

The second annual Autumn Park Art Festival will be held at Hagerstown City Park on Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Artists will display their paintings and will be painting on the Mansion House porch each day. On Sunday, children may paint and have their paintings displayed for two weeks in the galleries.

Embroiderers' exhibit

The Embroiderers' Art exhibition brings together a variety of needlecraft techniques including cross-stitch, beading, canvas work, tapestry, embroidery and needlepoint.  These techniques are used to create both traditional items, such as samplers, and modern pieces, such as beaded jewelry.  Artists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region submitted their work for inclusion in the exhibition, which includes a total of 78 items. 

The exhibition is on view at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts through Nov. 2.

Representing Embroiderers Guild of America chapters from Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C., the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Embroiderers Guild of America preserves the intricate and art of needlecraft.  Through meetings, events, classes and juried exhibitions, the guild provides its members with opportunities to learn and grow as artists while educating the public on the history and continuing importance of the textile arts.

For more information, call 301-739-5727 or go to on the Web. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Blood drives

Today -- Funkstown American Legion, 1 to 7 p.m.; Hagerstown Donor Center, Conrad Court, noon to 7 p.m.

Treasure Sale

The Singer Society of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will hold its ninth annual Treasure Sale on Nov. 8. Items are now being accepted for the sale. If you have "treasures" you no longer want ... art works, china, crystal, silver, furniture, rugs, games, costume jewelry ... anything but clothing and appliances, please bring them to the museum or phone 301-739-5727 for pick-up service. All donations are tax-deductible.

The preview reception will be Friday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission for the preview costs $10 and includes refreshments. The Treasure Sale will be Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 to 3 p.m.

Health seminar

A health seminar titled "Take a Stand for a Healthier You" will be Friday, Sept. 5, from 3:30 to 7 p.m at the Elizabeth Hager Center/The Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St.

The following health topics will be included:

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