Around Jonathan Street

October 16, 2009|By MADGE MILES / 301-791-7647

Birthday party planned for 'Leonard the Barber'

Leonard Cooper, also known as "Leonard the Barber," would like all of his friends to help him celebrate his 70th birthday at a party planned Saturday, Nov. 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hagerstown Convention Center on Dual Highway.

The birthday bash is for his friends who are 18 and older. Don't know what to wear, don't worry - this party is casual wear.

Help Leonard have a birthday he'll remember for many years to come.

Please RSVP by Oct. 29 by calling 301-790-3070 or 240-675-2599.

Library to offer lecture Monday

For all of you history buffs or if you are interested in learning more about Washington County, Karen James, coordinator of African American Programs for the Pennsylvania State Archives, will present a lecture titled "The Underground Railroad in Washington County and the Surrounding Area" at the Central Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Monday at 7 p.m.


To reserve a seat, call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.

Workshops for parents

Haven Lutheran Church will hold two workshops for parents.

The first workshop titled "Academic Preparedness" will be Thursday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. The workshop will be presented by guidance counselors of the Washington County Board of Education.

The second workshop is titled "Cyber Bullying," which will be held Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Cathie Deadrick, Youth Education Outreach coordinator for the Mental Health Association of Frederick County, Md., will be the presenter.

The church is at 1035 Haven Road in Hagerstown.

Babysitting services will be provided at both sessions.

Registration is required. Call Pam O'Connor at 301-791-2154 or the church office at 301-733-5056.

Cruise-in set for Oct. 24 to benefit animal shelter

The Meadows of Hagerstown's third annual end-of-year cruise-in to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County will be Saturday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m.

This event will feature classic cars and music. The animal shelter will have adoptable animals on site from 1 to 4 p.m., weather permitting.

Donations will be accepted throughout the day and evening at the drive-thru, walk-up windows or eat-in parlor. Suggested donations include money, dog collars, leashes, scratching posts, portable kennels/crates, as well as PetCo and/or PetSmart gift certificates.

All donors will be eligible for a free small cone and entry to win a $5 gift certificate or Meadows T-shirt.

The Meadows of Hagerstown, 222 E. Oak Ridge Drive, is in the South Pointe Shopping Center,

Men's Day set for Sunday at church

The Ebenezer AME Church Men's Day will be Sunday with guest speaker the Rev. West Johnson, assistant minister, Fountain of Life Christian Church of Alexandria, Va., at the 11 a.m. worship service.

A 4 p.m. service will include "The Mighty Sounds of Joy," featuring William Woodsen, Zion Baptist Church.

Sunday Brunch planned for Nov. 8

The American Cancer Society's 20th annual Grand Sunday Brunch will be held Sunday, Nov. 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hager Hall Conference and Event Center at 901 Dual Highway in Hagerstown.

The event includes a day of feasting and family fun. Tickets cost $35 for adults and $12 for those ages 4 to 12. Advance tickets are available at 10 for $300.

A silent auction will be held throughout the event.

There will be face painting by Mary Jane Koontz. Magicians Hugh McVeagh, Dean Burkitt and Jim Greer will entertain. Raffle tickets with locally donated items will also be available

For more information, contact Cathy Thomas, community manager, at 301-733-8272 or by e-mail at

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.

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