Around South Hagerstown

February 23, 2009|By STACI CLIPP / 301-582-8057

Church to observe Shrove Tuesday

St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, will hold a pancake and sausage supper Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Homemade desserts will be available.

The Shrove Tuesday event costs $2.

On the following day, Ash Wednesday worship services will be at noon in the Prince of Peace Chapel and at 7 p.m. in the worship center.

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday - Brien Poffenberger, Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce president, will give an update on current events.

Discovery Station

Saturday - Mark Kraham from NBC 25 presents "The History of Telegraph Keys - Morse Code Instruments and Technology" at 2 p.m. at Discovery Station.

South High scholarships

The South High Alumni Association has announced it will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to two South High graduating seniors this spring.


The recipients of the scholarships must have plans to attend an accredited university, college, junior college, community college or business/technical/vocational school.

Applications are available in the SHHS guidance office. The deadline for receiving applications is April 1.

Museum raffle

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is holding its annual raffle fundraiser. Tickets are on sale at the museum, R. Bruce Carson Jewelers and through the museum's Web site, Tickets cost $25 each, three for $50 or five for $75.

The museum will award three prizes. The grand- prize winner will receive a $9,000 shopping spree to either of the R. Bruce Carson Jeweler locations.

The second- and third-place winners will acquire original works of art; second place wins a framed Jack Perlmutter (1920-2006) oil painting, "Beach"; and third place wins a Bertram Bruestle (1906-1968) original watercolor of a famed local landmark, the Utica Covered Bridge in Frederick County, Md. Painted after the artist moved to Frederick in the 1920s, this work of art is signed and framed, too.

Participants can view the prizes by visiting the museum or on its Web site.

Tickets will remain on sale until the drawing, which will occur during the museum's annual members meeting Thursday, March 19, which begins at 5:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by R. Bruce Carson Jewelers, the annual raffle generates funds for the museum's day-to-day operations and supports the museum's free admission for all visitors. For more information about the raffle, call the museum at 301-739-5727 or go to

Spaghetti dinner

The Masonic Temple's 19th annual all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be Saturday, March 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 54 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Tickets cost $7 per person. It is eat in or carry out, with Hagerstown delivery available. For more information, call 301-739-1535.

Free parking is available in the city's new parking deck with direct access to the dinner using the parking deck elevator.

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