Club meetings, fundraisers

February 06, 2009

Club meetings

Potomac Valley Audubon Society

Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Led by local birding expert Matt Orsie. Participants may meet at the lobby of the Chincoteague Island Best Western, 7105 Maddox Blvd., at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday; or at the parking lot of Martin's Supermarket by the U.S. 340/W.Va. 9 intersection just east of Charles Town, W.Va. at 3 p.m. and travel to the refuge. For trip details, e-mail Matt Orsie, Orsie can accommodate three carpoolers in his vehicle. Participants are responsible for their own lodging expenses. To book a room at the Best Western where Orsie is staying, call 800-553-6117, or go to

Embroiderer's Guild of America

Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. The group is participating in National Public Stitch Day. For information about the group, call Sally Poole, 301-797-0355.

Tri-State Singles


Saturday, Feb. 7, 9 a.m., Always Ron's Restaurant,29 N. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown.

Frederick Secular Humanists

FREDERICK, Md. - Sunday, Feb. 8, 1:30 to 4 p.m., C. Burr Artz Public Library. The group will host a Hyde Park session. Participants will have a few minutes of uninterrupted, uncensored speech to share with the group. Potluck refreshments will follow.

Mack Golden Bulldogs

MAUGANSVILLE - Monday, Feb. 9, social hour with coffee and donuts at 9:15 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., U.A.W. Union Hall, Maugans Avenue. The guest speaker will be a representative from the YMCA who will talk about fitness, exercise, wellness and a new routine known as CYMBA.

Tri-State Civitan Club

Monday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m., Tony's Italian Restaurant, 14224 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. The group's focus is on helping people with developmental disabilities. Call 301-739-4113, or e-mail

Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 89

Tuesday, Feb. 10,7:30 p.m., 12277 Piper Lane, Hagerstown. The group will elect new officers and initiate a new member. Social hour will follow.

Homewood at Williamsport auxiliary

WILLIAMSPORT - Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m., Homewood Community Building. Fundraising for 2009 will be discussed. The speaker will be Marlene Gay, director of nursing at the healthcare facility. Fellowship hour will follow.

AARP Chapter 623

Tuesday, Feb. 10, lunch at 11:30 a.m., meeting at1 p.m., Girls Inc., 626 Washington Ave., Hagerstown. Kathy Fisher will speak about the services the center offers. Lunch costs $3 and requires a reservation by today. Call 301-671-2368.

Hagerstown Toastmasters

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 7 to 8 p.m., Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., lower level, Hagerstown. Call Jim Hanna at 301-432-2635, e-mail, or go to

Franklin County Art Alliance

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -Wednesday, Feb. 11,7 p.m, Grove Family Library. Glen Sabetto will demonstrate watercolor painting. Call 717-267-1396.

South Hagerstown High School Alumni Association

Thursday, Feb. 12,7 p.m., South Hagerstown High School's media center, Hagerstown. All alumni are welcome. Go to

Tri-State Ravens Nest 12

Thursday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., Burhans Station, 301 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. Mike Preston of The Baltimore Sun will be a guest speaker. Guests are welcome.

Allison-Antrim Museum

GREENCASTLE, Pa. -Thursday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m., Evangelical Lutheran Church, 130 N. Washington St. The Rev. Bernard Ruffin will be the guest speaker. Canceled in the event of inclement weather. For cancellation information, go to or call 717-597-9325.

Tri-State Singles

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -Thursday, Feb. 12, noon, Velvet Caf, West Third Street.

Hagerstown Christian Women's Connection

Thursday, Feb. 12,9:30 a.m., Next Dimensions Restaurant, 132 Old National Pike, south of Funkstown. Bonnie Elgin from Weight Watchers will discuss heart health and other things of interest. Karin Lytle will sing. Pat Marrone will talk about how "Tragedy Taught the Real Meaning of Life." All women welcome. $12. Free baby-sitting on premises. For reservations, call Mary, 301-791-0242 or Judith, 717-597-9287.


Love Your Heart Days

Today and Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Ten Thousand Villages Hagerstown, 13625 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. A portion of the event's proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. Free blood pressure screenings and heart health information will be available to guests. Customers who wear red will receive a 10-percent discount. Call 301-797-3020 or go to

Benefit for Mesner family

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Saturday, Feb. 7, 5 to 8 p.m., Cacapon State Park Conference Center. Light refreshments will be served and entertainment will be provided. Benefits the family of John Mesner, who lost their home in a Dec. 13 fire. Hosted by the Cacapon State Park Foundation.

Pancake breakfast

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