Around North Hagerstown

March 02, 2009|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Editor's note: Ellen Rowland's "Around North Hagerstown" column will be suspended for the next few weeks as she recovers from surgery. If you have information for that area, e-mail it to or call 301-791-7647 Sunday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Roundball Classic

Five North Hagerstown High and two St. Maria Goretti High basketball players have been selected for the 2009 McDonald's Roundball Classic.

North's Brent Bell, Allen Sandberg, Kirksten Mitchell, LaRae Allen and Kisha Jackson, and Goretti's Stephon Berry and Angelica Navarez were selected this season.

The Roundball Classic will be played Sunday, March 22, at Hagerstown Community College and will feature 162 top senior basketball players from the East Coast from 95 schools in five states.


Proceeds will benefit pediatric congenital heart disease and the Katie Stains Fund.

North High Choral

The North Hagerstown High School Choral Department will present "Annie Get Your Gun" March 12 to 14, 16 and 17. All shows will begin at 7 p.m. and Saturday shows will include a 2 p.m. matinee.

The NHHS Orchestra will accompany the production under the direction of alumni director Marvin Hurley.

Hurley will return to direct the orchestra, which will include several of his former students and musicians from Shepherd University. Admission costs $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

St. Maria Goretti  

Students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. Friday so teachers can finalize their third-quarter grades. 

The 13th annual bonanza will be Saturday, March 14, at 6 p.m. at the Gael Center. Tickets cost $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Tickets include dinner, dessert, tip jars, raffles, silent auction and themed baskets.    

For more information, go to or call 301-739-4266.

TOPS 446

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 members had good numbers at the scales for the Feb. 25 meeting.   

The group also discussed how members can help each other with their weight battle.

For more information about the chapter, call Tom or Mary at 301-797-2547, or call Judy at 301-739-9279.

Saint Mary School

Saint Mary Catholic School will hold an open house Monday, March 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. for prospective new students in grades kindergarten through seven.

St. Ann Church hosting concert

St. Ann Catholic Church, at 1525 Oak Hill Ave., will continue its Concerts on the Hill series with an afternoon of Celtic music Sunday, March 15, at 4 p.m. at the church. 

The concert will feature countertenor Thomas Mark Fallon in a selection of Irish tunes, including  "Galway Bay," "Molly Malone" and "Danny Boy." Fallon will be accompanied by Katerina Zaitseva, pianist; Elizabeth Asmus, harpist; and Don Asmus, flutist. The concert is free and open to the public. A reception for the musicians will follow in the parish center. For more information, call Pete Hommel at 301-733-0410, ext. 17.

Red Cross

Saturday is Save-A-Life Saturday at the Washington County Maryland Red Cross headquarters at 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be free food and beverages donated by Bella Salon and free nail art by Bella Salon.  There will also be free standard first aid, adult CPR training and CPR recertification. Registration is required by calling 301-739-0717.

Free blood pressure readings will be given. A blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association will bring its Life Safety Trailer to demonstrate fire safety.

The Red Cross is asking that patrons bring a calling card for military personnel stationed overseas.

Basket Bingo

The Western Heights PTSA will hold a basket bingo on Sunday, March 22, at the Western Enterprise Fire Hall.

   Tickets cost $20 per person.  You must be 18 or older to play bingo or tip jars. There will be food available to purchase. There will be 22 games, plus raffles, door prizes and tip jars. All baskets will be filled.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and bingo will begin at 1:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets, call Becky Sottile at 301-491-3713.

Women's Club news

o The Women's Club will have a spring bargain sale at the club, at 31 S. Prospect St., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Gently used clothing, shoes, household merchandise and jewelry will be available for purchase.  Sandwiches and drinks will also be sold. 

o The Women's Club will have an indoor picnic Thursday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. The menu will include three meats, two salads, baked beans and a surprize dessert, along with lemonade and coffee. Tickets cost $15.

  Entertainment will be by the Sophisti'Cats from Williamsport High School. For reservations, call the Women's Club at 301-739-0870. A mailed check to the club at 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown MD 21740 will guarantee a place as space is limited.



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