Around Jonathan Street

January 01, 2009|By MADGE MILES

Thank you

I wanted to take a moment to thank all those who sent information for an article, a birthday wish, congratulations or just took time to talk to me to help complete an article for this column in 2008.

I appreciate all of the support over the past year and look forward to keeping the community in and around Jonathan Street informed in 2009. And for all those who gave me encouraging words, thanks and keep reading.

Movie night set at library

Washington County Free Library will hold its next family movie night featuring the movie "Kung Fu Panda" on Friday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m.

The library is at 100 S. Potomac St. in Hagers-town. Use the back parking lot entrance. The doors will open at 6:40 p.m. and participants will be served free refreshments.


Hedge Band to play at library Jan. 11

The Hedge Band will be in concert on Sunday, Jan. 11, at 3 p.m. at Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagers-town.

Although formed as a band in 2005 by Laura Byrne Egan, Donna Long, Pat Egan and Billy McComiskey, the four Maryland musicians have performed Irish traditional music independently at countless festivals and venues, including the Kennedy Center, the White House and the Lincoln Center.

Seating is limited. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, to reserve a free ticket.

King banquet to be held Jan. 18

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. banquet will be held Sunday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. at Memorial Recreation Center.

For more information, call Ladetra Robinson, program director, at 301-790-0203.


Smoking classes

Washington County Health Department will hold its stop smoking classes starting Monday, Jan. 12.

The classes will run for eight sessions, ending in February. Morning sessions run from 11 a.m. to noon and evening sessions are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Classes will be held at 1302 Pennsylvania Ave., second floor auditorium.

Free cessation aids will be available to eligible county residents while supplies last.

For more information, call 240-420-1796.

Financial workshop

Trinity Lutheran Church is offering finance classes on Monday evenings from Jan. 12, to April 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the church's fellowship hall. The church is at 15 Randolph Ave. in Hagerstown.

A free preview of the Financial Peace University workshop will be held Monday, Jan. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m.

There is off-street parking available in the church's lot. Free child care will be available for those attending the class.

For more information, call Keith or Jena Staley at 301-797-0526 or e-mail

Save the date

The Black Achievers Black History Program will be held Monday, Feb. 16, at 11:30 a.m. at the Hagerstown YMCA, 1100 Eastern Blvd.

Pastor Darin Mency will deliver Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. In addition, members of the community, local churches, as well as Black Achievers members will take part in the event.

The public is invited free of charge.

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To submit items for this column, call 301-791-7647 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.; mail the information to Madge Miles, c/o The Herald-Mail Co., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown MD 21741; or e-mail

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