Around West Hagerstown

October 15, 2009|By JESS WEST

Western Heights to hold Family Night

Students from Western Heights Middle School are invited to spend the evening with their family tonight from 6 to 8.

Each year, the PTSA hosts a scholastic book fair to help raise funds to support reading at the school.

Parents, extended family and children, as well as teachers and the community, are invited to attend the school's Family Night for one final push toward reaching its goal.

The book fair features books for all ages, including the latest best-sellers from more than 150 publishers.

Those attending can help build classroom libraries by purchasing books for teachers through the classroom wish list program.

Budding poet to be published

Christina Dana, an eighth-grader at Western Heights Middle School, recently was the recipient of a High Merit Award in the Creative Communication's Poets Contest for Summer 2009.

Christina submitted her poem titled "See Me." The winners of the award will be published in the 2009 edition of "A Celebration of Poets," which may be ordered through


Way to go, Christina.

Potomac Center

Volunteer Services of Potomac Center is hosting a fundraiser at Uno's Chicago Grill today at lunch or dinner. It is eat in, or carry-out.

Potomac Center will receive up to 20 percent of the total check when diners present a coupon that can be obtained by calling the volunteer coordinator's office at 240-313-3504.

Lacrosse clinic to be held at YMCA

The Hagerstown Area Youth Lacrosse Association will hold a lacrosse clinic for boys and girls in grades one to eight the next two Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hagerstown YMCA on Eastern Boulevard.

The clinic costs $10 per child with an additional $35 if a stick is needed.

All players, both returning and new, are required to attend. For more information, go to

Centenarians sought

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Washington County Commission on Aging will host its annual centenarian luncheon in honor of all individuals in the county who are or will be 100 years of age or older this year.

If you know someone who has or will reach this milestone by the end of the year, please notify Hannah Cramer, deputy director, at 301-790-0275, ext. 209. Anyone reaching this landmark, whether living independently, with family or who are in assisted or long-term care facilities are being sought to receive this recognition. Even if the individual would be unable to attend the luncheon, the agency would still like to honor his or her achievement.


St. Mary Catholic School will host a bonanza at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive Saturday, Nov. 7.

Tickets cost $25, which admits two people. Tickets include dinner, draft beer, soda and homemade desserts. Cash prices include: first ticket and every 20th ticket wins $25, the 100th and 200th tickets wins $135 (celebrating 135 years of St. Mary School) and the last ticket drawn wins $2,500.

Tip jars, raffles, silent auction items and door prizes will be available. The DJ/dance begins after the drawings. The doors open at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call the school at 301-733-1184.

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