Around South Hagerstown

October 19, 2009|By STACI CLIPP / 301-582-8057

Basketball tryouts

The Hagerstown Junior Basketball League will hold registration and tryouts at the following locations:

Oct. 26 - E. Russell Hicks Middle School

Oct. 27 - Western Heights Middle School

Oct. 28 - E. Russell Hicks Middle School

Oct. 29 - Western Heights Middle School

Times are as follows:

Grade six - 6 p.m.; grade five, 6:30 p.m.; grade four, 7 p.m.; grade eight, 7:30 p.m.; and grade seven, 8 p.m.

Harvest party

The Neighborhoods 1st Locust Point group is planning a harvest party for those ages 12 and younger Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Bester Elementary School cafeteria.


The group will be handing out glow bracelets provided by the City of Hagerstown for trick-or-treating safety. There will be a costume contest, games and prizes. All children must be signed in with an adult. For more information, call Lynda at 301-992-6943 or Anna at 301-791-7244.

Fashion show

The Hagerstown Lioness Club and the Uptown Shoppes of Downtown Hagerstown will present the Gift of Sight fashion show 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 p.m. Fashions and accessories are from Lena's of Hagerstown, L&L Classic Clothes, The Boutique and Basketful of Gifts.

Ticket cost $15 and are available at all of the stores, from any Hagerstown Lioness Club member and at the door. Applause Caterers will provide refreshments. Door prizes will be given away.

The proceeds will benefit the Medical Eye Bank of Maryland and community sight conservation projects.

Lioness meeting

The Hagerstown Lioness Club will hold its regular meeting Nov. 5 at the Academy Theater. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. followed by the business meeting.

The highlight of the evening will be the Holiday Prelude auction, featuring Chinese and live auctions.

Members should bring nonperishable food items to be donated to the Trinity Lutheran Church Food Bank.

Cancellations or additional reservations must be made by Nov. 1 by calling 301-790-0913.

Fall fest

The Women's Club will hold its annual fall fest Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the club at 31 S. Prospect St. Baked goods, jewelry and collectibles will be available for purchase.

Apple dumplings will be sold for $2.75 each and country ham sandwiches for $3 each.

Vegetable beef, chicken corn and ham and bean soups will be available for $2.50 a pint or $5 a quart.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. . Tickets for a turkey dinner raffle will be sold and also can be obtained by calling the club.

For more information, call 301-739-0870.

Rockland Woods

Rockland Woods Elementary School is collecting Campbell's Soup labels.

Proceeds will be used to purchase playground and gym equipment, along with music equipment. If you have any labels, drop them off at the school.

Historic City Park

Neighborhoods 1st Historic City Park meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave.

The neighborhood encompasses the area south of Park Circle to Chestnut Street and West Howard, across Virginia Avenue to surround City Park, down to Union Place. All area residents are invited to attend.

For more information, call 301-766-4055 or go to

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