Around North Hagerstown

November 30, 2009|By ELLEN ROWLAND

Spaghetti dinner

The North Hagerstown Hub Band will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the school. Tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for those ages 5 to 12.

TOPS 0077

At the Nov. 23 meeting of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0077, Terri Hendricks organized a recipe exchange for the holidays as a follow-up to her program from the previous week on healthy eating for the holidays.

Pat Horning presented the program on how to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner when on a diet," accompanied by a sample of tasty, low-calorie seasonal desserts.

The chapter's next program will be about exercise.

Registered losses for the week were 33 3/4 pounds.

Dorothy Martin and Elsie Horst were the best TOPS losers, while Nancy Itnyre, Janice Frye and Madalyn Keller were the best KOPS losers.


The "Get-R-Done" winner was Horst. The "No-No" winner was Jean Betker. Edna Jones presented plans for a December contest, and Betker and Carol LeClaire asked permission to give an extra prize for all of the losers entered in the contest.

The final total for Cards for the Troops was 996. Shoe boxes for the children at Meadow Bridge in West Virginia will be collected today and Dec. 7. The Christmas party will be Dec. 9.

For more information, call Donna at 301-223-8143 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

'The Nutcracker'

Dance students at Ballet and All That Jazz, at 18703 Crestwood Drive, will perform excerpts from Act 2 of "The Nutcracker" during the holiday season.

Dates, places and times are as follows:

o Tuesday at Homewood Retirement Village, 6:30 p.m.

o Monday, Dec. 7, at Valley Mall in front of J.C. Penney, 7 p.m.

o Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Potomac Towers, 6:30 p.m.

o Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Broadmore Assisted Living, 6:30 p.m.

o Thursday, Dec. 10, at Western Maryland Hospital Center, 6:30 p.m.

o Monday, Dec. 14, at Loyalton, 6:30 p.m.

The performance lasts about 30 minutes, concluding with a liturgical dance.

TOPS 446

The TOPS 446 Chapter's thinner winner for the week was Darlene, who helped the chapter record a net loss for the week.

The Fiber Contest is off to a good start. The members were surprised by how fiber intake can make the scale numbers go down. The members plan to keep the daily 25 grams in mind while attending holiday meals.

The speaker for the day, Jason Barr, a physical education teacher, told the group to "keep it simple" when forming plans to get healthier. He said the members need to balance the emotional, spiritual, intellectual and physical parts of their lives.

Also, it is important that members get eight hours of sleep to help their bodies run properly.

The members were told not to use the word "exercise," but to think about "moving." Moving helps improve the quality of life.

Mary is planning Wednesday's program.

For more information, call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547 or Judy at 301-739-9279.

Joint Christmas party

The Longmeadow and West Hagerstown Lions Clubs will hold a joint Christmas party Monday, Dec. 7, at Washington Square United Methodist Church.

Toys for The Salvation Army toy giveaway on Dec. 22 will be collected at the meeting.

Longmeadow Lions recently forwarded 3,519 pairs of eyeglasses that will be recycled and sent to needy individuals throughout the world. Special thanks to the local community for dropping off glasses in the many collection boxes throughout the area.

The club has also donated seven wheelchairs to six local churches from its inventory of convalescent equipment. The club has an inventory of wheelchairs, crutches, canes, walkers, shower stools, potty chairs, etc., that are available for loan to the community.

The club members will be ringing the bell for The Salvation Army Friday and Saturday at Pennsylvania Dutch Market in the Long Meadow Shopping Center.

Allegany Dental

Allegany Dental is accepting new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls through mid-December. The North End office is at 19418 Leitersburg Pike and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

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