Around South Hagerstown

July 20, 2009|By STACI CLIPP / 301-582-8057


Well, summer just seems to be flying by. I hope you're getting a chance to enjoy it.

Music By The Lake

The summer concert series titled Music By The Lake continues Saturday with a concert featuring Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition.

The concert, which will be held in the band shell at Hagerstown City Park, is free. The concert will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

It is co-sponsored by the Washington County Arts Council, the City of Hagerstown and the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.


For more information, call 301-791-3132.

Sunny Sundays

The last Sunday of the month is Kids Day at the Hager House in Hagerstown's City Park. Tours will be geared toward visitors with children, more interactive than the regular tours.

On Sunday, the event will be held at 2, 3 and 4 p.m.

Parents' Day Out

There is still time to register your child for fall classes at the Parents' Day Out preschool day-care program at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Ave. in Hagerstown.

The church is across from South End Shopping Center.

The school meets Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. from September to May.

The program is for those ages 1 to 5. Children are separated by age into five groups.

Children have a fun day of play and learning activities under adult supervision while parents have one day a week to plan appointments, a day to shop or just get things done at home.

The school costs $15 per session.

For more information, call the church off at 301-739-7431.

'And the Band Plays On'

Richard Haynes, a member of the Rohrersville Band since 1940, has just finished a history of the band titled "And the Band Plays On." The book was printed locally and contains many photographs and information about the organization since its founding 170 years ago.

Anyone interested in purchasing the book can contact any band member or stop by to the band hall on Main Street in Rohrersville any Tuesday between 7:30 and 9 p.m. It is available for a $20 donation to the band.

Discovery Station

Saturday - Bill Knode presents "Hub City Trains in Motion" at 2 p.m at Discovery Station in downtown Hagerstown.

Treasure Sale

The Singer Society of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will hold its 10th annual Treasure Sale on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Items are now being accepted for the sale. If you have "treasures" you no longer want - artworks, china, crystal, silver, furniture, rugs, games, costumes and jewelry - anything but clothing, appliances and books, bring them to the museum or phone 301-739-5727 for pickup service. All donations are tax-deductible.

The preview reception will be Friday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Admission for the preview is $20 (price includes a $5 coupon off any purchase of $35 or more the day of the sale), a silent auction and music by Wally McClure.

Refreshments will be served.

The Treasure Sale will be Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 301-739-5727 or go to

Class of 1959

The South Hagerstown High School class of 1959 will hold its 50th anniversary reunion Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Hagerstown Elks Lodge.

Social hour begins at 5 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 and the dance is from 8:30 to 10.

The following classmates have not been found:

Kay Collier, Doreen Baillargeon Kelbaugh, Thomas Campbell, Vida Dorsey Foster, Donna Gaver Schrader, Mary Kay Ficklin Phelps, Jerry Lee Hawkins, Thomas Hilp, Arthur Hurst, Gary Hutchins, Bradford Kennedy, Joy Kent Snowden, Mona Kegley Clark, Louise Lesher King, Gary McCoy, Alyce McKinley Revell, John V. Miller, Ronald Penn, Penny Phillips Schuller, John L. Ruth, Barbara Sprecher, David Sprecher, Lee Stickell, Sandra Werlein Reynolds, David Watson, Shelby Weller Bupp and Richard Young.

Anyone with information on any of these classmates, may call Donna Smith at 301-797-8761 or e-mail

Class of 1974

The South Hagerstown High School class of 1974 will hold its 35th anniversary reunion Saturday, Aug. 15, at Beaver Creek Country Club.

An informal social is planned for Friday, Aug. 14, at the 10th Inning Tavern in Funkstown.

Any class member (and their guest) of any other SHHS graduating class may also attend the Friday evening event (food and beverage on your own) and/or the Saturday evening indoor barbecue at a cost of $30 per person.

A five-day cruise from Baltimore to Bermuda is also planned for Oct. 31.

Class members who have not received a letter or anyone who has questions or interest in cruising to Bermuda, contact Karen (Kline) Luther at 301-964-5137 or by e-mail at

Go to www.shhsrebel for more information.

Free movie

Washington Square United Methodist Church will show a free movie Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The movie is called "Time Changer," a science-fiction story about how decisions in the present might affect the future.

Light refreshments will be served after the movie. Free parking is available behind the church.

The church is at 538 Washington Ave. (parking lot entrance off Franklin Street).

Bus trips

Out of Town Tours is offering three trips.

They include:

Aug. 1 - crab fest

Sept. 26 - Inner Harbor

Oct. 15, 16,17 and 18 - Renfro Valley, Ky.

For more information, call 301-733-6162.

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