Around Jonathan Street

August 06, 2009|By MADGE MILES

In appreciation

The Hardy and Jones families would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who showed so much love, kindness and prayers for Dion Jones, who was sick recently.

Knowing that people were concerned about the welfare of Dion made the families' hearts fill with appreciation.

Dion, who lives in Martinsburg, W.Va., is doing much better now, according to his mom, Carol Kaye Hardy of Hagerstown.

Hardy wants to thank the doctors and nurses at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center for all they did for Dion. Also, she wants to thank Sheila King for her act of kindness.

Services in song

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, at 802 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown, will host its monthly Evening Song Family Services Sunday, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The evening will begin with a song and include activities for children, youths and adults.

For more information, call 301-733-4720.

Free movie

This month, the Central Library's "Friday Night at the Library" will be showing "Open Season 2," rated PG, on Friday, Aug. 14, at dusk.


Stop by and watch a movie, enjoy some free popcorn and refreshments (while supplies last). And don't forget to bring chairs. Remember, there is no rain date.

Food sale

On Saturday, Aug. 15, the steward board of Ebenezer AME Church will hold a food sale at the church, at 40 W. Bethel St. in Hagerstown.

The menu includes steamer, fries and soda or hot dog, fries and soda for $3 apiece.

The sale begins at 11 a.m.

Book club

For all of the SIS Book Club members, this month's book to read is "Killer Chameleon," by Chassie West. It will be discussed on Sunday, Aug 23.

The club is recruiting new members. If interested, call Ladetra Robinson at 240-520-5676.

Robinson is compiling a book list calendar for the next six months so be sure to let her know your interests. This will also help the "not so fast" readers be prepared for the discussion. She would like to get your ideas no later than Aug. 23.


Now that the Blossom School of Etiquette has had its graduation, it's time to prepare for the next class. Registration is open for the fall session.

To register, call Ladetra Robinson at 240-520-5676.

Make sure you're on time for bus trip

The organizers of Saturday's For Our Kids Sake bus trip ask that the participants arrive at Memorial Recreation Center at 7 a.m. The bus will leave for the amusement park at 7:30 a.m.

Elks Lodge 278

Elks Lodge 278 will hold Organization Days the weekend of Aug. 15 to 17. The lodge is at 326 Jonathan St.


o The Walnut Street Community Health Center's sixth annual health fair will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be held rain or shine.

o Bridge of Life Church, at 14 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, will show the movie "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" Saturday at 7 p.m. The movie is free.

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