Around South Hagerstown

March 02, 2009|By STACI CLIPP / 301-582-8057

Academy of Finance to hold academy fair

The Academy of Finance at South Hagerstown High School will host an academy fair Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

The fair will provide an opportunity for students to learn about career academies and other career programs available to them as they prepare their high school schedules. Students will be able to talk about the programs with teachers and/or students enrolled in the programs. The program is targeted for students in grades eight to 10.

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday - Race director Mike Spinnler will talk about the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon.

Anniversaries: March 1 - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Baker, 66 years; March 3 - Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Tate, 58 years; March 12 - Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hyssong, 60 years; March 17 - Mr. and Mrs. Gus Rethemeyer, 56 years; and March 18 - Mr. and Mrs. Donald Trumble, 48 years.


Discovery Station

Saturday - Neal Bachtell, NASA technician, will talk about "The Current Journey of the New Horizons Spacecraft to Pluto and Beyond" at 2 p.m. at Discovery Sation in downtown Hagerstown.

Ravens Nest

Tom Davis, Baltimore TV and sports announcer, will be the guest speaker at the Tri-State Ravens Nest No. 12 meeting Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at Burhans Station.

The club meets the second Thursday of each month. Guests and new members are welcome. For more information, call Gary Shindledecker at 301-790-0717 or Mike Vaughn at 717-597-9740.

Faith and film series to continue at church

The Interfaith Coalition of Washington County will hold its faith and film series in March and April.

The schedule is as follows:

o Thursday, March 19 - "God and Buddha"

o Thursday, April 16 - "Heart of Islam"

Each session, a video on an interfaith issue will be shown, followed by a small group discussion. The series will be held at Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, East Washington and Mulberry streets, Hagerstown, from 7 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Pastor Ed Poling at 301-733-3565.

Museum to hold annual meeting

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will hold its annual membership meeting Thursday, March 19.

Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by a lecture at 6 p.m. by Dr. Leopoldine Prosperetti, the museum's Kress Curatorial Fellow.

Volunteer awards will be presented and the winning tickets for the annual raffle will be drawn following the lecture.

Admission is open to members, guests and friends of the museum.

Child IDs

The MD CHIP child identification clinic will be Saturday at the Masonic Lodge at 54 S. Potomac St., in Hagerstown from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The program is free.

This event is being held in conjunction with the Masonic Temple's annual spaghetti supper. The spaghetti supper will be from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.

For more information on MD CHIP Maryland or future MD CHIP events, please contact Bob Rauth at 301-665-9394 or or Gerry Kendle at 301-991-1473 or

Habitat auction

Habitat for Humanity's 16th annual dinner and auction, "Home, Home on the Range with Habitat" will be Saturday, March 21, at 5 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College's AARC.

Tickets cost $45 per person or $450 per table of 10

Deadline for reservations is March 6.

The event will include a buffet dinner, silent auction, live auction, raffles and games,. Casual attire dressing to a Western theme is encouraged. For reservations, call 301-791-9009 or e-mail by March 6.

Still shoots

The Washington County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America holds still target shoots the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 7 p.m. at its headquarters on Independence Road. For more information, call 301-582-4118.

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