Around North Hagerstown

March 16, 2009|By ELLEN ROWLAND

Editor's note: Ellen Rowland's "Around North Hagerstown" column has been suspended for a few weeks while 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.

Lions plan breakfast

The Longmeadow Lions Club will hold its spring pancake breakfast Saturday at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, from 7 to 11 a.m.

Breakfast includes all the pancakes you can eat, a serving of Hoffman's sausage or puddin', orange juice, coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Tickets cost $4. Those 6 and younger will be admitted free.

Lion brooms and mints will be available for purchase. The Lions will be collecting used eyeglasses and hearing aids to recycle.


St. Maria Goretti

The Goretti Players, along with students from Cumberland Valley School of Music, will present "Seussical the Musical" April 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater to pay tribute to Dr. Seuss. Tickets are available at SMGHS or at the door.

TOPS 446

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 members had a good showing at the scales for the March 11 meeting.

The group leader told members that what you think about influences how you feel and emphasized the importance of finding a friend that is not food.

The group expects to hear about the "ABC's" of weight loss at Wednesday's meeting. All are welcome.

The group meets Wednesdays at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. Weigh-in begins at 8:45 a.m. with the meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Tom or Mary at 301-797-2547 or call Judy at 301-739-9279.

TOPS Chapter 77

At last week's meeting, 2008 Chapter Queen Louise Kline was crowned by 2007 runner-up Janice Frye, who then presented her and 2008 runner-up Bea Myers with bouquets of roses.

The Shining Stars for February were Peggy Robinson and Cindy Ryder.

Committees have been established for the coming year. In the future, $5 in play money will be awarded to each member wearing a TOPS T-shirt on T-shirt week (second meeting of each month).

The week's best TOPS losers were Donna Blackowitz, Bonnie Henry, Terry Hendricks and Pat Horning. The best KOPS losers were Joan Budney and Rose Shockey.

Awards week honors went to Mary Reid and Mary Jo Kemper for KOPS. Division 1 honors for TOPS went to Angie Youngblood and Valerie Eccard, while Division 2 honors went to Dorothy Martin and Betty Rice.

Get "R" Done was won by Donna Blackowitz and Ha! Ha! by Audrey Smith.

Patsy Price led a program on "Do You Really Like Yourself?" Shirley Knode will present a program on motivation at the next meeting.

The group meets Monday at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave.

For more information, call Donna at 301-223-8143 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

Spaghetti dinner

A spaghetti dinner and bake sale will be Saturday, May 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ's Fellowship Hall, 201 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

The proceeds will go to help defray costs for Michael Bell, who is living with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease).

Tickets cost $8, which includes spaghetti with homemade sauce, roll and drink. Homemade desserts will be available for purchase. Carryout will be available.

Tickets will be entered to win door prizes,

The church is next to the old Hagerstown YMCA. The hall and parking area are behind the church beside the cemetery.

TOPS 308

TOPS 308 best loser for February was Lisa King with 2 3/4 pounds. The best KOPS was Virginia Rodgers with 3/4 pound.

June Stolins led the program on soup. She brought a pot of it for the members to taste.

Judy Peison led a program about how human food does more than merely nourish; it socializes and civilizes us, as well.

The group also gave out awards.

The group meets Fridays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Weigh-in is from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. and the meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m.

For more information, call 301-824-3245.

Women's club

The Women's Club will hold an indoor picnic Thursday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. The menu includes three meats, two salads, baked beans and a surprise dessert, along with lemonade and coffee. The meal costs $15. Entertainment will be by the Sophisti'Cats from Williamsport High School. Call the Women's Club at 301-739-0870 for reservations or mail checks to the Women's Club at 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown MD 21740 to guarantee a space.

Ham and turkey dinner

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, will hold its spring ham and turkey dinner Saturday, March 28, from 2 to 7 p.m. Tickets cost $9.50 for adults and $3 for those ages 6 to 10. The all-you-can-eat dinner includes ham, turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing, saurkraut, apple sauce, cranberry sauce, rolls, beverage and dessert.

The church is handicapped-accessible. For more information, call the church office at 301-733-4720.


Curves will hold its Amazing Women meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at its North Village Shopping Center location. The topic will be "Recognizing Eating Triggers." The meeting is free. Call 301-733-3777 to reserve a seat.

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