Around South Hagerstown

November 23, 2009|By STACI CLIPP / 301-582-8057

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello and happy Thanksgiving. May each and every one of you have a wonderful holiday.

Library cookies

Washington County Free Library's Central Library, at 100 S. Potomac St., invites the public to drop in and decorate cookies on Dec. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Cookies and decorating supplies will be provided. All decorated cookies will be donated to the REACH shelter.

The library thanks Sanders Cookie Jar on Pennsylvania Ave., Martin's Food Store on Wesel Boulevard, Weis Markets on Eastern Boulevard and the Friends of the Library for their generous donations supporting this event.

Lioness Club to meet

The regular meeting of the Hagerstown Lioness Club will be held Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Academy Theater.


Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. This is the club's annual Christmas party and Secret Sister exchange.

Entertainment for the evening will be provided by students of the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts under the direction of Ruth Ridenour.

Members are asked to bring nonperishable food items to be given to the St. Mark's Lutheran Church Food Pantry. Cancellations must be called in by Monday, Nov. 30, to 301-790-0913.

Cookie celebration

The women of the Mary-Martha Circle will host their annual cookie celebration Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mary-Martha Hall at St. John's Lutheran Church.

There will be an assortment of homemade Christmas cookies available for purchase. Steamers, hot dogs and homemade soups will also be available for purchase.

The church is at 141 S. Potomac St., across from the central library in downtown Hagerstown. For more information, call the church office at 301-790-2510 or go to

History of shopping is topic of discussion

Take a trip down memory lane on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Washington County Free Library's Central Library, 100 S. Potomac St.

John Damond of the Maryland State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library, will present "The History of Shopping through the Sears Catalog."

The discussion will feature fashions and prices through the years using pictures from old department store catalogs. Starting with the 1930s and ending in the present day, participants will see how clothes, furniture, appliances, toys and more have changed. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, to reserve a seat.

Bake sale

St. Andrews United Methodist Church on Maryland Avenue is inviting everyone to stop by Saturday, Dec. 5, for some home-baked goodness. There will be a large selection of holiday cookies to choose from that will be prebagged by the half-dozen.

Also on the menu are homemade soups such as beef noodle, chicken corn, ham and bean, beef vegetable and chili.

Sandwiches will include beef and pickle, and chicken salad.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday - The club's three clergy members will present a program on the three faces of Thanksgiving: Old Testament, Pilgrims and Abraham Lincoln. Lions Kaplan, Hobbs and Perry will comment on these "faces."

Free movie

Washington County Free Library will show the movie "Up," rated PG, on Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Free popcorn will be available.

The movie will be shown in the B/C meeting room. Use the back parking lot entrance. The library is at 100 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

For more information, call 301-739-3250, ext. 132.

Soup and sandwiches

There will be a soup, sandwich and bake sale on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, 201 N. Potomac St.

There will be ham and bean , vegetable and chicken corn soups available, along with ham sandwiches and a variety of baked goods. You can eat in or carry out. All proceeds will benefit Holly Place.

Musical event

The Appalachian Wind Quintet and the Haven Senior Choir will perform Saturday, Dec. 12, at 5 p.m. at Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road in Hagerstown. The event is free.

The event is being held in conjunction with the luminaria event at Rest Haven Cemetery, adjacent to the church.

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