Around Jonathan Street

March 05, 2009|By MADGE MILES / 301-791-7647

Young women gather for prayer luncheon

The women of Zion Baptist Church held a prayer luncheon Feb. 28.

Young women from area churches gave presentations describing the women who have influenced them and have a direct impact on their relationship with God. The young women gave thanks to their mothers, grandmothers, family members and women in American history.

The church expressed its appreciation to the women for their openness and willingness to share their thoughts and lives with the community.

Chicken dinner

Ebenezer will hold a chicken dinner Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church at 40 Bethel St. in Hagerstown as part of its Women's Day program.


The Women's Day worship service will be Sunday, March 15, at 11 a.m. with Vanessa Graves, from Sacred Zion Full Gospel Baptist Church in Baltimore, as the morning speaker. Then at 4 p.m., Elder Bertha Greene, of Sacred Zion Full Gospel Baptist Church in Baltimore, will talk about the Women's Day theme, "Christian Women Empowered Through Prayer."

Walnut Street senior site

The following events are planned at the Walnut Towers Nutrition Site, 12 S. Walnut St., 8th floor during March:

o Today - Ita Kavanaugh will discuss Alzheimer's disease and answer questions about the disease, 10 a.m.

o Tuesday, March 10 - Helen House will discuss how to "Eat Right to be Healthy and Exercise," 10 a.m.

o Wednesday, March 11 - Jackie Willison will talk about how to "Improve your Flexibility," 10 a.m.

o Wednesday, March 18 - Merry Gehr will give blood pressure screenings, 9:30 a.m.

o Tuesday, March 24 - Helen House will discuss "Allergies and Exercise," 10 a.m.

The participants play bingo on Monday and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call 301-491-5953.

Foreclosure workshop

Washington County Free Library will host a foreclosure crisis workshop Wednesday, March 18, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the library, at 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

Local real estate and lending professionals and financial and housing advisers will offer tips for avoiding some of the pitfalls that can lead to foreclosure.

Panel members include: Russ Robinson, attorney; Central Bank representative John Menard; Realtor Dan Blockinger; Peach Lapkoff, from Olde Towne Title; Maryland Cooperative Extension Service financial adviser Lynn Little; and Barb Spielman, housing adviser for the Hagerstown Home Store.

Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, to let them know you will be attending or e-mail for information.

Tobacco program

The Walnut Street Community Health Center will host a free tobacco education series presented by the Washington County Health Department.

The first session will be March 11 and will discuss the "Stages of Change." On April 8, the topic is "Addiction and Cessation." On May 13, "Secondhand Smoke" will be the topic of discussion. The series will conclude June 10 with "Tobacco Prevention."

The classes will be held from 2 to 2:30 p.m. at the Walnut Street Community Health Center, 24 N. Walnut St.

For more information, call 301-393-3450.

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, contact Bob Rauth at 301-665-9394 or or Gerry Kendle at 301-991-1473 or

Red Cross event

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.

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