Club meetings, fundraisers

January 16, 2009

Club meetings

Christian Motorcyclists Association

HALFWAY - Saturday, Jan. 17, 9 a.m., Golden Corral Restaurant, 17635 Valley Mall Road. All makes and models of motorcycle are welcome. A group ride will follow if weather permits. Call 301-432-5274.

Frederick Secular Humanists

FREDERICK, Md. - Saturday, Jan. 18, 1:30 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library. Barry Kissin will discuss recent revelations regarding surveillance of nonviolent political activists and maintenance of a secret database by the Maryland State Police. Discussion and potluck refreshments will follow the presentation.

Local 171 UAW Retirees

Monday, Jan. 19, 1 p.m., Local 171 Union Hall, Maugans Avenue, Hagerstown. Sheriff Douglas Mullendore will be the guest speaker. Bring canned goods.


Communication Workers of America, Local 2105

FUNKSTOWN - Retired Members Chapter. Tuesday, Jan. 20, soup and sandwich lunch at 11:30 a.m., meeting at 1 p.m., Funkstown American Legion. Guest speaker will be Harry Barger from the Salvation Army.

Blue Ridge Mountain Lacemakers Guild

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 9:30 a.m., Minnich Manor, Quincy Village, 1000 Wesley Drive. Call 717-263-3761. For beginners and experienced lacemakers.

Potomac Garden Club

WILLIAMSPORT -Wednesday, Jan. 21, 12:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church. A master gardener will discuss healthier gardens that help the bay.

Tri-State Singles

Wednesday, Jan. 21, noon, Railroad Junction, 808 Noland Drive, Hagerstown. Call Bill, 301-791-5371.

Franklin County Historical Society

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Thursday, Jan. 22, lunch at noon, meeting at 12:45 p.m., Grove Family Library, 101 Ragged Edge Road. Richard Wagner will discuss information he collected about "The Crawford Family of Franklin County." A catered lunch will cost $9.50. Lunch reservations are required and will close on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Call 717-264-1667. If attending the meeting only, call ahead for seating.


Month-long raffle

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -The Waynesboro Hospital Auxiliary will conduct a month-long raffle in February to benefit auxiliary projects. A winner will be drawn each day. Prizes include handmade items, as well as gift certificates from hair salons and restaurants, a golf package and a massage and spa treatment. Tickets cost $1 each or $5 for six, and are available at the switchboard and gift shop of the hospital or by calling the volunteer office at 717-765-4000, ext. 5205.

Clothing donations needed

Because of an increase in customer demand, donations to Goodwill are not meeting the demand for items. Items most needed by Goodwill include clothing, towels, sheets and blankets. Also needed are household items such as small appliances, glassware, dishes and knick-knacks. Call 800-435-2480, or go to

Soup and sandwich sale

Friday, Jan. 16, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wacohu Grange 415, U.S. 40 west of Hagerstown. Call ahead for carryouts. Call 301-739-9417 or 301-582-2540.

Pork sale and breakfast

MERCERSBURG, Pa. -Saturday, Jan. 17, 7 to 10 a.m., Two Top Ruritan, Two Top Road. Pancakes, buckwheat cakes, puddin', sausage, orange juice, coffee, eggs, ponhaus and bacon. $7 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 6 to 12., free for children younger than 6. Fresh pork on sale at 7 a.m.

Soup and sandwich sale, and lunch

STATE LINE, Pa. - Saturday, Jan. 17, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., State Line Trinity United Church of Christ. Baked ham, country ham and turkey sandwiches as well as a variety of soups will be sold. Eat in or carry out. Call 717-597-0585.

Food drive

Saturday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Democratic Central Committee Headquarters, 245 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The Democrats for Positive Change will host a food drive. All food will be donated to Food Resources and the Salvation Army of Washington County. Call 301-797-4385.

Preinauguration celebration and dance

Saturday, Jan. 17, 7 to 11 p.m., Memorial Recreation Center, 109 North St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $10 per person and can be purchased at the door or by calling 301-790-0203. Food items sold will benefit For Our Kids Sake.

Teddy bear-shaped and blueberry pancakes

SHADY GROVE, Pa. -Saturday, Jan. 17, 7 to 11 a.m., Shady Grove Community Center, two miles east of Greencastle off Interstate 81, exit 5. Features blueberry pancakes and teddy-bear shaped pancakes for children. $5 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 6 to 12, free for children 5 and younger. Support Shady Grove Ruritan's programs, including college scholarships, Scouting and Little League.

Old-fashioned country breakfast

MYERSVILLE, Md. - Saturday, Jan. 17, 7 to 10:30 a.m., Myersville Fire Hall. All-you-can-eat potatoes, bacon, sausage, hominy, puddin', ponhaus, eggs, French toast, biscuits, sausage gravy, fruit, coffee and juice. Costs $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens older than 60, $3 for children ages 6 to 12, free for children younger than 6.

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