Around Jonathan Street

November 14, 2008|By MADGE MILES / 301-791-7647

Youth club group watches Towson game

Some Neighborhood Youth Club members took a field trip to Towson University to tour the campus and to watch the Towson Tigers football team play visiting William & Mary.

Towson Assistant Athletic Director Gregory A. LaCour invited the youth club members to be guests of the Tiger Club, which entitled them to go to the hospitality tent in the end zone for the opening of the game. Inside the tent, club members Melvin Bowers, Marquese Camper, Tre Lewis and Caesar Smith enjoyed a luncheon of crab cakes, steak, grilled chicken with vegetables, dessert platters and soft drinks.

Campher greeted the players as they entered the field.

After watching an exciting game, the youth club members were given a tour of the campus by their adviser, Andy Smith, who showed them the buildings where he attended classes and the dorm he lived in when he attended Towson.


The field trip was part of the new ventures being explored as part of the life skills training being offered to club members.

The next outing will be to the University of Maryland in College Park, where they will also attend the fourth annual American Indian Pow Wow.

Laity Sunday

"Do Something for the King" was the title of the message given by Andy Smith who spoke for Laity Day at Asbury United Methodist Church on Oct. 18 during the morning service.

Laity Sunday, the third Sunday in October, is the Sunday the United Methodist Conference sets aside to allow the church laity to perform the service allowing the clergy to take a well-deserved break.

Asbury UMC also had an afternoon service which was a musical program. Sister Carey Mosby opened the afternoon service with the welcome, Sister Sandra Simpson said the afternoon prayer and Sister Hazel Preston read the scripture.

The musical program included singers from Mount Mariah Baptist Church, Chambersburg, Pa., and Second Christian Church and Full Life Ministry from Hagers-town and Asbury United Methodist Church's Methodist Men Choir. A liturgical dance was ministered by Tiffany Ryans, Mount Mariah Baptist Church.

Sister Betty King, program coordinator, and Brother Lynn Mosby, worship service coordinator, thought it was a wonderful time of praise.

70 years of service

The Greater Campher Temple, at 125 Bethel St., is in its second week of celebrating 70 years of service.

The celebration continues with services today at 7 p.m with Elder Paul Brown, House of Prayer, Charles Town, W.Va.; Saturday, at 3 p.m. with Elder Joseph Purnell, Healing Balm Ministries, Sharon Hill, Pa; and Sunday at 11 a.m. with Elder Warren Anderson, Eagle Life Ministries, Washington, D.C.

Dinner planned

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, at 802 Summit Ave., will host its fall ham and turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 2 to 7 p.m.

The all-you-can-eat dinner includes ham, turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sauerkraut, apple sauce, cranberry sauce, rolls, beverage and dessert. Tickets cost $9.50 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 10.

The church is handicapped accessible. For more information, call the church office at 301-733-4720.

Gallery event

Wesley Clark will lead a printmaking seminar at the Just Lookin' Gallery on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. The gallery is at 40 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown.

The workshop is free but is limited to the first 25 participants who call to attend the seminar. The gallery will provide the printing plates, ink and paper and participants are asked to bring any items they want to include in their collograph.

Collograph printing is a form of printing using objects/materials that are arranged in a collage form.

For more information, call 800-717-4278.

Halloween party

Halloween is over and the pumpkins are gone but there is still a little news to share about the Halloween party sponsored by Memorial Recreation Center.

This event has taken place for the past 20 years and has brought fun and excitement to the youth around the community. Each year has been a success and this year was no different with about 200 people in attendance at the MLK Jr. Community Center.

The youth were dressed in costumes, from superheroes, like Batman and Spiderman, to football players, cheerleaders and quite a few unique ghouls.

The youth participated in several contests such as musical chairs, sack race, dunking for apples, bean bag toss, twister and a dance contest. They even had a costume contest and the best "kid" costume went to a Tiger Woods lookalike.

After being served hot dogs, potato chips and drinks, the youths also received a bag goodies that included lots of candy.

Library concert

If you like bluegrass music that is filled with lively lyrical vocals and memorable harmonies, then check out the Blue Cadillac Band which will be in concert on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. at the Central Library, 100 S. Potomac St.

The band is comprised of six musicians: Billy Harrison and Terry DiPaula who play guitar and sing lead and harmony vocals while Bill Fudge plays dobro and sings harmony. Tom Murphy plays mandolin, Bernie Poindexter plays banjo and Meredith Persson plays upright bass and sings lead and harmony vocals.

Due to limited seating, a ticket is required. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, for a free ticket.

Charlie Zahm

Mark your calendars to stop by the Central Library, 100 S. Potomac St., on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. for a concert featuring Charlie Zahm.

Zahm, singer/songwriter, weaves Scottish and Irish history into his concert performance. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, for a free ticket.

Due to limited seating, a ticket is required.

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