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Around North Hagerstown

November 09, 2009|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Soup, sandwich sale



Saint Matthew's Church, on the corner of High and Franklin streets, will host a soup and sandwich sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carry out or eat in. The menu includes ham and bean, chicken noodle and vegetable soups; ham, steamers and chicken salad sandwiches; and drinks. There will also be a bake sale.

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TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 446's net loss showed that some priorities had been set, especially on the part of the "Thinner Winner," Mary. Cynthia's motivating program, titled "Cut & Burn," was taken from a challenge given by Barbara Cady, president of TOPS Club Inc. at the International Recognition Days in July. The essence of the program was that if 100 calories a day are eliminated from one's diet and 100 calories a day are burned by exercise, the result will be a 10-pound loss in six months and a 20-pound loss for the year. This is not a quick fix, but is gradual, sustainable and reachable by most people if faithfully practiced. Handouts added understanding, enrichment and tips. Awards Day will occur at Wednesday's meeting at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road in Hagerstown. Weigh-in is from 8:45 to 9:20 a.m., and the meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547, or Judy at 301-739-9279.

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American Legion Auxiliary to hold dance



Morris Frock Auxiliary Unit 42 of the American Legion, will hold a Harvest Dance on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the post home at 405 Northern Ave., Hagerstown. The Dave Winter Group will provide music for dancing and listening from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets cost $12 per person and may be purchased at the post 42. Dessert and snacks are included in the ticket price. For more information, call Betty at 301-393-5496.

'Taste of Spain'



The public is invited to "A Taste of Spain" on Saturday at Beaver Creek Country Club. Authentic Spanish cuisine will be paired with Spanish wines, music, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds will benefit the Performing Arts at SMGHS, provided by the Cumberland Valley School of Music. Call 717-261-1220 for tickets and more information.

Basketball tournament, Varsity Club food drive



The Mid-Atlantic Invitational Tournament, showcasing the best in boys basketball, is set for Nov. 27 and 28, in the Gael Center Gymnasium. Teams from Washington, D.C., Bel Air, Md., and Richmond, Va., will compete in this annual event.

The annual Varsity Club food drive is under way, with classes competing to bring in the most donations to help needy families in Washington County. The drive continues through Nov. 20 with a goal of collecting 1,000 food items.

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On Nov. 2, Louise Horst presented a program on how to recognize, ease, relieve and cope with stress. The biggest losers for the week were Debbie Hardin with a 5 3/4-pound loss and Trudy Heather with a 3 1/4-pound loss. The group ended its Food for the Hungry contest, bringing in 559 pounds of food. Janice Frye reached her goal weight, becoming the newest KOPS. There were a total of 21 KOPS (Keeping Off Pounds Sensibly) at the meeting. The group meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Weigh-in is from 7 to 9:15 a.m. and the meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, call Donna at 301-223-8143 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

St. Mary read-a-thon



St. Mary Catholic School will hold a read-a-thon on Tuesday. Faculty and students will read for 100 minutes to earn money to purchase Christmas gifts for needy families adopted through the Salvation Army Angel program.

A canned food drive is set for Wednesday through Nov. 19. The Student Council hopes to collect and donate 1,000 cans of food to the Hagerstown Food Bank. Students who donate three canned goods will be able to come out of uniform on Nov. 21. Early dismissal, at 12:30 p.m., will occur Friday and Nov. 25.

Gold party



Get rid of all those broken chains, mismatched earrings and outdated jewelry and earn some cash on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until everyone is cashed out, at St. Ann's Church Parish Center. Proceeds help Life Teen; 15 percent of the gold goes to St. Ann's. RSVP to Lisa Noel at lisanscottnoel@hotmail.com or at 301-733-6997, to ensure there is enough cash available.

Young at Heart



The Young at Heart Group will meet Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Golden Corral in Hagerstown. No reservations required. The group is for men and women, and meets the second Thursday of every month.

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