Around North Hagerstown

March 30, 2009

Editor's note: Ellen Rowland's "Around North Hagerstown" column has been suspended for a few weeks while she recovers from surgery. She will resume her column Monday, April 6, and will need items submitted to her by Friday.

St. Maria Goretti

The Goretti Players, under the musical direction of the Cumberland Valley School of Music, will present "Seussical: The Musical" Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater. Seats must be reserved. Tickets are available by contacting 301-739-4266 or The box office opens at 7 p.m.

The next PTO meeting will be Tuesday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The primary agenda will be a review of the 2009-10 budget.

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

TOPS 446

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 446 again had good numbers at the scales.

The group installed officers for the coming year.

The group leader will present a program Wednesday titled "So Right."


The group meets Wednesdays at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. Weigh-in begins at 8:45 a.m. and the meeting is 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.

Hagerstown Lioness Club

The Hagerstown Lioness Club will meet Thursday at The Venice Inn at the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Dual Highway in Hagerstown.

The club will be celebrating its 31st anniversary.

Social hour is at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner is at 6:30 p.m.

Spaghetti dinner

Longmeadow Church of the Brethren will hold a spaghetti dinner and auction Saturday at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $6 for adults and $3 for those ages 5 to 12. Those younger than 5 will be admitted free.

Proceeds will benefit the church's missions.

For more information, call 301-733-3250 or e-mail


At last week's meeting, the best TOPS losers were Valerie Eccard, Betty Rice, Angie Youngblood, Bonnie Henry and Donna Blackowitz, while the best KOPS losers were Cindy Ryder and Emma Jean Robertson.

The contest for May will be titled "The Power of Three," a challenge to cut 100 to 200 calories daily by making three eating adjustments.

Valerie Eccard and Betty Rice split the "Get R Done" winnings.

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

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

Neighborhoods 1st

The Historic North Neighborhoods 1st group will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Potomac Heights Elementary School.

For more information on Historic North Neighborhoods 1st group, contact Jayna Marcelli at jay

On Saturday, the group will hold its Gardener's Gathering.

Meet Krista Markham, plant expert, and Ann Bass under the tent at the Hamilton/Potomac triangle from 9 to 11 a.m.

The goup will share garden tips, strategies and ideas for other events.

For more information, e-mail Ann Bass at

Also, keep posted for the group's Earth Day alley cleanup scheduled for April 18.

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