Around North Hagerstown

October 06, 2008|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Longmeadow Lions Club changes meeting place

The Longmeadow Lions Club has changed its meeting location to Always Ron's restaurant on Burhans Boulevard.

The club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the banquet room. For reservations, call secretary Don Talbert at 301-729-2815.

The Longmeadow Lions will be holding their fall pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall of First Christian Church on Potomac Avenue, Hagerstown. Used eyeglasses and hearing aids will be collected for recycle. Lions brooms and mints will also be available for purchase.

TOPS 446

Take off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 446 members listened to Frankie talk about things that cause us to get "off track" of our healthy eating plans.


Wednesday's meeting will be awards day.

For more information about the chapter, call Tom or Mary at 301-797-2547 or call Judy at 301-739-927.

First Christian Church to host bell choir

The 6th Dimension Bell Choir will perform Saturday at 7 p.m. at First Christian Church at 1345 Potomac Ave. Hagerstown.

The contemporary adult group plays a variety of musical literature. The ensemble has an active schedule, having performed at the Apple Blossom Festival, the Homestead and Shenandoah University. They ring three to five octaves of English hand bells, which would normally require 10 to 12 performers. Their extensive repertoire spans the gamut from classical to pop, from sacred to jazz.

For more information, call 301-733-0144.

St. Ann Parish

St. Ann Life Teen is sponsoring an Oktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center at 1525 Oak Hill Ave.

Tickets cost $15 per person. The event is for adults 21 and older. There will be brats, pork and sauerkraut and German potato salad. Music will be provided by The Rhinelanders. Limited tickets are available at St. Ann Parish office until Oct. 20. This is to help benefit teens attending conferences and retreats.


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 77's annual yard sale was held before the weekly meeting.

A total of 66 members signed in to be weighed.

Deloris Hays presented the program titled "Motivation and Determination" and challenged each member to lose eight pounds in eight weeks until Thanksgiving.

JoAnn Sheffield was the best TOPS loser with a loss of 6 pounds, while Edna Jones came in second with a loss of 5 1/2 pounds. KOPS best losers were Cindy Ryder and Louise Cline.

"Get R Done" was won by Joan Gilbert for TOPS and Louse Horst for KOPS.

This week is "No Gain Week."

The October Food for the Hungry drive begins today.

For information, contact Donna at 301-223-8143 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

Legion Auxiliary to meet Tuesday

Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion Auxiliary will gather for its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday at the post home on Northern Avenue.

A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m. Plans will be finalized for the fall activities, including the spaghetti feed on Oct. 19 from noon to 3 p.m., Veterans Day wreath laying on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., and other upcoming events.

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