Around South Hagerstown

October 05, 2009|By STACI CLIPP / 301-582-8057

Hello! Welcome to October! It's nice to see decorations coming up. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.

Bingo fundraiser

There will be a bingo fundraiser from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Elks Club. Vera Bradley raffle items will be available at $1 per chance. Door prizes will be given throughout the event. Cost is $20, which includes lunch and 20 regular games. Additional games, which total six, cost $1 each. For advance tickets, call Dave Moats at 301-491-4243.

Church auction

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, will hold an auction from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 3 p.m. Food and desserts, provided by the United Methodist Women of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, will be available. The second annual auction will benefit major church improvements.

Showcase of Bands

Showcase of Bands tickets will be available at South High up to the date of the event, Tuesday, Oct. 13. The Showcase starts at 7:30 p.m. at the stadium at South High. Tickets cost $4 in advance. Interested persons should come to the front doors of South High and someone will be able to assist them.



An Octoberfest will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, in Rider Fellowship Hall at Grace United Methodist Church, 712 Church St., corner of Church and Winter streets. The event will feature craft tables with centerpieces, lots of fall and Christmas items, goodie tables and other foods.

Discovery Station

Steve Hummel, bank security officer, presents "Protecting Your Identity," at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Discovery Station.

Potluck supper at St. John's

A potluck supper will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St. Learn about the Orphans Faith Home of India with Bishop G. Parishudah Babu at the 7 p.m. Mid-Week Joy worship service.

Community yard sale

A community yard sale will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairgrounds Park Stables. The cost is $15 per space, with one table provided. For more information or to reserve a space, call 301-739-8577, ext. 190.

Harvest Hoedown

Harvest Hoedown begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Fairgrounds Park. The event includes music, fall activities and vendors. For more information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 183.

Haunted Hager House

Haunted Hager House will be Oct. 10, 16, 17, 23, 25 and 26 at The Jonathan Hager House and Museum in City Park. Reservations are required. Tours are at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. each day. Tickets cost $3 each. For more information, go to

Final Harvest Market in the Square

The last Harvest Market in the Square begins at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. Vendors from Hagerstown City Farmers Market bring their produce, foods and crafts outdoors to the square. Rain date is Friday, Oct. 16. For more information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 183.

Kiwanis Club Rose Day

For more than 50 years, the Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown's Rose Day has been an autumn tradition.

This year, Rose Day is

Thursday, Oct. 29. The event remains the club's major fundraiser for its foundation programs that support the youth of Washington County.

Long-stemmed roses are available, by the dozen, in red, yellow, pink and salmon colors. The cost of the roses remains $18 for preday sales or $20 at various locations on Oct 29. You may order roses and arrange for delivery by going to, by calling 301-739-1129 or by contacting a member of the Hagerstown Kiwanis Club.

One Maryland One Book

Washington County Free Library and The Maryland Humanities Council announce One Maryland One Book visit by James McBride, author of "Song Yet Sung." The public is invited to attend McBride's visit to North Hagerstown High School at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26. Call the Washington County Free Library at 301-739-3250, ext 136, to reserve a seat.

McBride's novel, "Song Yet Sung," has been chosen as the 2009 title for One Maryland One Book, Maryland's only statewide community reading program, which is now in its second year. McBride, an award-winning author, composer, and screenwriter, is also the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, "The Color of Water," and the novel, "Miracle at St. Anna," which was recently made into a film directed by Spike Lee.

Several other activities are planned in October to celebrate the One Maryland One Book Program. "A Song Yet Sung" brown bag lunch book discussion will be at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the Western Maryland Room at Central Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. For reservations, call 301-739-3250, ext 136. Bring your lunch. Dessert and drinks will be provided.

'Fashion Festival'

The Hagerstown Lioness Club and The Uptown Shoppes of Downtown Hagerstown will present the Gift of Sight" Fashion Show "Fashion Festival" on Sunday, Nov. 15, at the newly remodeled Venice Ballroom. Preview of accessory and gift tables will begin at 1 p.m., and the fashion show begins at 2. Fashions and accessories are from Lena's of Hagerstown, L&L Classic Clothes, The Boutique and Basketful of Gifts.

Tickets cost $15 and are available at all of these stores, from any Hagerstown Lioness Club member or at the door. Applause Caterers will provide the refreshments and there will be door prizes. Proceeds benefit the Medical Eye Bank of MD and Community Sight Conservation Projects.

Contact me

Please call me at 301-582-8057 or e-mail with all the news you'd like to share! Have a wonderful week!

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