Around South Hagerstown

March 30, 2009|By STACI CLIPP / 301-582-8057

Discovery Station to honor William King

Former Hagerstown Trust Bank President William King will be honored at a gala titled "Magic Mystique" at Discovery Station Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

At the same time, a new endowment fund for Discovery Station will be announced.

Reservations are required for the event by calling 301-790-0076. The event is free; however, a contribution to Discovery Station's endowment fund of $50 is suggested.

Food and beverages will be available and entertainment throughout the evening is scheduled by a multitude of magicians.

King served as president of Hagerstown Trust for 20 years, and is the oldest living former Hagerstown Trust president. King worked for Hagerstown Trust for 48 years, after serving in World War II and following graduation from the University of Maryland.

King is an internationally known magician and is a charter member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring No. 94 - the oldest in Maryland. King was known to amaze the public, and bank customers, with feats of magic. He was frequently featured as a magician and performer, and for many years entertained audiences at The Maryland Theatre and throughout the area.


Card party

The Women's Club will hold a card party to benefit Holly Place Wednesday, April 22, at noon.

Tickets cost $12. Reservations can be made by calling the Women's Club at 301-739-0870.

Museum Consort performing Sunday

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present the Museum Consort in concert Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

The program, titled "Music of the Early German Baroque," will include "O all Ye Nations" by Heinrich Schutz; "Paduana fur Krumhorner" by Johann Hermann Schein; and "Chorale Selections" by Samuel Scheidt.

For more information, call 301-739-5727 or go to

'His Story'

The annual presentation of "His Story" will be performed at Virginia Avenue Church of God, 17306 Virginia Ave., Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

A nursery will be provided and a freewill offering will be accepted. For more information, call the church office at 301-582-2243 or go to

Rabies clinic planned

The Humane Society of Washington County will hold a rabies clinic Wednesday at the South End Shopping Center, 1029 Maryland Ave.

"We set this up quickly in response to the recent incident involving a rabid kitten that was brought into the shelter from Spruce Street," said Paul Miller, the animal shelter's director. "We are very grateful that Dr. Dan Pare could help us on such short notice and to BTR Capital Group for allowing us to hold the clinic on their property."

The clinic will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the South End Shopping Center parking lot. The cost will be $7 per inoculation.

All dogs must be on a leash and all cats contained within a carrier.

As a reminder, Maryland state law requires all dogs, cats and ferrets older than 4 months to be vaccinated against rabies. If your animal has had a previous vaccination, bring the paperwork; otherwise, the vaccination you receive will only be valid for one year.

The county dog license, required of all dogs 4 months and older, will also be available.

The animal shelter is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

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