Around West Hagerstown

October 29, 2009|By JESS WEST / 301-988-0435

West Hagerstown Lions Club news

Linda Reed, financial specialist for medical assistance and the admissions coordinator at Reeders Nursing Home, was the guest speaker at the Oct. 19 West Hagerstown Lions Club meeting.

She talked about Medicare guidelines and payments for rehabilitation services following a transplant, injury or illness.

In other news, the club will sell steamers, hot dogs and drinks at its usual spot across from the downtown parking garage during Saturday's Alsatia Mummers Parade.

Bingo will be held at Walnut Towers on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Cake and ice cream will be served and prizes will be awarded.

Club members will sell Christmas crafts at the following locations:

Nov. 7 - Ravenwood; Nov. 14 - Elks Lodge; Dec. 5 - Pancake breakfast with Santa; Dec. 11 - Funkstown Old Tyme Christmas; and Dec. 5, 12, 19 and 26 - City Farmers Market


At the club's Nov. 2 meeting, Michael Hutchinson will talk about his training and experience at Leader Dog School. He will also introduce the members to his black Lab, Gabriel. The club sponsored Hutchinson at the school.

Thanks to all members for a successful ham sandwich sale.

Hallelujah Carnival

The Salvation Army will hold its Hallelujah Carnival on the playground at its 541 George St. community building Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will include games and prizes. In addition, hot dogs, potato chips, popcorn, snow cones, candy and drinks will be available.

The carnival is open to the community. There is no admission fee.

Dancin' in the Hangar

On Saturday, Nov. 7, Unity of Hagerstown in cooperation with Hagerstown Aviation Museum and Hagerstown Aircraft Service Inc. will hold a dance at the Hagerstown Aircraft Services hangar from 7 to 11 p.m.

Dance to the music of Dem Guise, a five-piece band that offers a blend of folk, rock and blues music. Light appetizers will be provided by Shaharazade's Exotic Tea Room of Shepherdstown W.Va.

Tickets cost $25 per person with proceeds benefiting the Community Free Clinic of Washington County.

For more information, call 301-733-9234 or go to

Zumba classes

Registration is now open for Zumba classes at Christ's Reformed Church, at 131 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown.

Classes will be held Thursdays from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.

Zumba is a high energy cardio workout done to Latin rhythms.

To register, call 240-675-5061 or 301-393-0884.

Hub City Volleyball

The Hub City Volleyball Club will hold an information meeting Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at Girls Inc. in Hagerstown. A second meeting will be held at the Funkstown Fire Hall Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m.

There are no tryout fees. However, the major change for this year is that all athletes must be registered with USA Volleyball prior to any tryouts.

You can register with USA Volleyball at

Tryouts will be held as follows:

Sunday, Nov. 8 - Saint James School, 12 and 13 and younger, 6 to 8 p.m.; 14 and younger, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 12 - Girls Inc., 12U to 14U, 7 to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 22 - Saint James School, 15 and 16 and younger, 5 to 7 p.m.; 17 and 18 and younger, 7 to 9 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 23 - Saint James School, 15 and 16 and younger, 6:30 to 8 p.m.; 17 and 18 and younger, 8 to 9:30 p.m.

For more information, call club director Keith Nelson at 304-707-5246 or go to

College applications

Antietam Bible College, Biblical Seminary and Graduate School, at 15 High St. in Hagerstown, is accepting registration for the spring semester, which begins Jan 11. Late registration fees go into effect Dec. 21.

For more information, call 301-797-0988 or go to

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