Around South Hagerstown

September 28, 2009|By STACI CLIPP / 301-582-8057

Kiwanis Club travelogues

The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown begins its 35th season of the Travelogue Adventure Series at the South Hagerstown High School auditorium. The series includes six programs: "Yellowstone: Trails and Tales," "Barbados: Island in the Sun," "The Best of Bavaria," "Grand Canyon," "Iran, Then and Now" and "Wales: Land of Song."

With each program, a presenter takes the audience on a memorable trip, narrating highlights of a film created during his or her visit to the area.

The series is a community service project of the Kiwanis Club. On average, 250 to 300 people attend each performance.

The season ticket price for six performances costs $30, or $10 for a single program. Proceeds from the series help the club raise funds to support its charitable activities in Washington County. For information, call 301-739-1981.


A yard and bake sale will be held at Grace United Methodist Church Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The Octoberfest event will be held in Rider Fellowship Hall. The church is at 712 Church St., on the corner of Church and Winter streets in Hagerstown.

The event will feature craft tables with centerpieces, and lots of fall and Christmas items.

Apple dumplings, homemade candies and homemade apple butter will be sold. The lunch menu includes country ham sandwiches, $3 each; tenderloin sandwiches, $3; hot dogs, $1; homemade vegetable and ham and bean soup, $2 per bowl or $4 per quart.

For more information, contact Rochelle Martin at 301-797-3647 or e-mail

Class of 1961

South High's class of 1961 will hold a homecoming party Friday beginning with a tailgate party at School Stadium, where they will also be attending the game.

On Saturday, a picnic will be eld at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park in Halfway at pavilion No. 2. Classmates will gather at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Please bring a covered dish; everything else will be provided. For more information, call Tobey Anderson at 301 582 1923.

In addition, Bill Shank is putting together a round of golf Friday at Black Rock Golf Course. If interested, call Shank at 301-797-1143.

Basketball signups

The Hagerstown Junior Basketball League will hold registration Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at E. Russell Hicks Middle School. All returning and new players must register, and have proof of age or birth certificate.

Fall bargain sale

The Women's Club will hold its fall bargain sale at the club at 31 S. Prospect St. on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Gently used clothing, household merchandise, jewelry, shoes, and odds and ends will be available for purchase.

Drinks and sandwiches will also be sold.

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday - Bishop Pareshudha Babio will give a presentation about a Christian orphanage in India.

In other news, Lioness Beverly Nichols and Lion Watson Rasey reported collecting 106 eyeglasses, 308 lenses and 22 cases. Also contributing eyeglasses were Lion Earl Wolf, Discovery Station and an anonymous donor.

Discovery Station

Saturday - John Frye, local historian, will present "George Washington Did Not Build the C&O Canal," at 2 p.m

Happy birthday

Happy birthday to my daughter, Danielle, on Sept. 29.

May you have a wonderful day!

Out of town tours

There are two trips coming up:

o Oct. 15 to 18 - Renfro Valley, Ky.

o Nov. 28 - Christmas Village.

If you are interested in any of these trips, call Mary Hamilton at 301-733-6162.

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