Around South Hagerstown

August 10, 2009|By STACI CLIPP / 301-582-8057


Well, only one more week until the kids go back to school. I hate to see them go back so soon. Yes, I know, I'm a strange one, but ...

Thanks so much to Sandy and her sister for letting me know about the South High class of 1964 reunion.

Locust Point

The Neighborhoods 1st Locust Point group will meet Tuesday at Congregation B'Nai Abraham, at 53 E. Baltimore St. in Hagerstown, at 7 p.m. There is off-street parking. The public is welcome.

The group will begin beautification of the median in front of the Locust Point Market this month.

For more information, call Lynda at 301-992-6943.

Hagerstown Lions Club

In lieu of its weekly meeting, the Hagerstown Lions Club will hold Family Night at Discovery Station Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

The cost for members is $10 and $5 for guests, payable to Lion Paul Leatherman. Those 3 and younger will be admitted free.


To make reservations, call Dan at 301-733-9067, ext. 101, or e-mail

Free movie

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

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

Bridge Club

The Hagerstown Bridge Club meets Wednesdays at Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 on Northern Avenue.

The group meets at 12:30 p.m. for anyone who is interested in learning how to play the game.

Mystery author to give lecture

Teddy bears and murder are an unlikely pairing. Yet, popular mystery author and retired homicide detective John J. Lamb has combined them to create the best-selling series of crime fiction novels, "A Bear Collector's Mystery."

On Wednesday, Sept. 9, Lamb will appear at Washington County Free Library to give a presentation titled "From Mayhem to Mohair: How a Street Cop Became a Cozy Mystery Author."

Lamb's books, including his newest mystery, "The Treacherous Teddy," will be available for purchase and he will autograph books at the conclusion of the lecture. The event begins at 7 p.m.

The library is at 100 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

To register, call the library at 301-739-3250, ext. 136.

South High class of 1959 looking for classmates

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 p.m. and the dance is from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

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

Blood drives planned in county

The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross is planning the following blood drives:

Thursday - Grace Brethren Church on Summit Avenue, 1 to 7 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 17 - Maugansville Ruritan, 2 to 7 p.m.; Williamsport American Legion, 1 to 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 22 - Keedysville Little Antietam Community Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 24 - Funkstown American Legion, 1 to 7 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 31 - Boonsboro American Legion, 1 to 7 p.m.

Blood drives are also held at the Hagerstown Donor Center on Conrad Court Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, go to or call 1-800-448-3543.

Discovery Station

A Titanic shipbuilding class will be held at Discovery Station on Aug. 15, 22, 29 and Sept. 5.

Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon for 10 teams of two, an adult and a student. Students must be 8 years old or older.

The class will be led by Norman Little, master builder of the 15-foot Titanic replica in the Transportation Gallery at Discovery Station.

Registration is required. Call 301-790-0076. Materials will be supplied with a fee of $50.

Puttin' for Paws

The Humane Society of Washington County and What a Tan are hosting the second annual Puttin' for Paws golf tournament Friday at Black Rock Golf Course.

Players can register online at, by calling 301-733-2060 and asking for Kim McGlaughlin, at ext. 239, or by registering the day of the event beginning at 7:30 a.m. A shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m. The format is a captain's choice, best ball scramble.

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