Around South Hagerstown

November 02, 2009|By STACI CLIPP / 301-582-8057

Emma K. Doub plans food drive

Emma K. Doub Elementary School will hold a food drive from Wednesday to Nov. 13.

The school is asking families to bring in nonperishable food items, such as peanut butter, canned meats, oatmeal, pasta, canned fruits and vegetables.

Items collected will be given to a local community food bank.

Ring sought

A 1969 South High graduate is looking for a high school ring for that year. If you know of one that is for sale, call me at 301-582-8052 and I will pass along the information.

'Reading to Make Cents'

The "Books for Babies" program sponsors a "Reading to Make Cents" contest in which students obtain sponsors to make pledges for every book they read during American Education Week, Nov. 15 to 22.


The effort supplies a double benefit by encouraging reading at the beginning of a baby's life and during later years of formal instruction in the school system.

Companies in the area donate prizes that are awarded to three winners at all participating elementary schools, as well as four countywide grand prize levels. Each participant also gets an individual prize.

Elementary school students can sign up sponsors from now through Nov. 22.

For more information, call 301-791-5277.

Children's event

The annual children's holiday reception at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown will be Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10:30 a.m.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and cost $5 per person. Tickets are on sale now. Seating is limited and the program sells out quickly.

The program will feature Reptile World Inc. with Michael Shwedick.

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday -- The Hagerstown Lions Club will hold a business meeting to discuss Pancake Day.

Hagerstown Lioness Club

The Hagerstown Lioness Club will hold its regular meeting Thursday at the Academy Theater in downtown Hagerstown. 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 also bring nonperishable food items to be donated to the Trinity Lutheran Church Food Bank.

Choral Arts Society plans sacred music

The Hagerstown Choral Arts Society will present a concert of sacred music Sunday at 4 p.m. at Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, corner of East Washington and Mulberry streets.

The concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the concert.

Soup and sandwich sale

St. Matthew's Church, on the corner of Franklin and High streets, will hold a soup and sandwich sale Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be ham and bean, and chicken noodle soups. Sandwiches will include ham, sloppy Joes and chicken salad. There will also be a bake sale. All proceeds will benefit heat and utilities for winter. 

Women's Club

The Women's Club will hold a card party and luncheon Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the club at 31 S. Prospect St. Any card or board game may be played or just sign up for lunch.The event costs $12 and includes lunch and door prizes. Reservations can be made by calling 301-739-0870 by Nov.10.

The Crossroads Garden Club invites the public to the annual Holiday Greens Show Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m. The presenter will be Tim Valerio of the Village Florist, who will demonstrate how to create fall and holiday floral designs. A $10 admission fee includes refreshments and door prizes. There will also be a raffle and silent auction of filled baskets. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Women's Club at 301-739-0870 or from any Crossroads Garden Club member.

Grand Sunday Brunch

The Washington County Chapter of the American Cancer Society will hold its 20th annual Grand Sunday Brunch on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hager Hall Conference and Event Center, 1201 Dual Highway in Hagerstown.

The theme will be "Look Good Feel Better" with volunteer cosmetologists teaching cancer patients beauty tips to look better and feel good about how they look during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

As in the past, Lou Scally will be the master of ceremonies.

There will be face painting by Mary Jane Koontz, magicians Hugh McVeagh, Dean Burkitt and Jim Greer will entertain, and a silent auction will run throughout the event.

Raffle tickets with locally donated items will also be available during the event. This year, there will be a separate Redskins/Cowboys game raffle ticket.

Tickets cost $35 for adults and $12 for those ages 4 to 12. For advance purchase, 10 tickets cost $300. Tickets are available at Vasco Inc., 1075 Sherman Ave. in Hagerstown.

For more information, call 301-733-8272 or e-mail

Pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, from 7 to 11 a.m. at the REACH Cold Weather Shelter, 140 W. Franklin St., Suite 300, to benefit the Washington County Homeless Coalition.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5 at Community Action Council, 101 Summit Ave. Tickets will cost $7 at the door.

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