Around South Hagerstown

December 07, 2009|By STACI CLIPP / 301-582-8057

Canned food drive

The Washington County Free Library Staff Association canned food drive is under way. Donations of nonperishable foods can be dropped of at the Central Library at 100 S. Potomac St., or at any of the community branches during normal operating hours through Friday.

Locust Point meeting

Locust Point group meeting will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Congregation B'Nai Abraham, 53 E. Baltimore St.

Emma K. Doub Elementary School events

The following events are taking place at Emma K. Doub Elementary School:

o A PTA board of directors meeting is at 3:30 p.m. today.

o The first- and second-grade winter music program is at 7 p.m. Thursday.

o Snowball Express, the PTA's holiday shop, will be Monday, Dec. 14.

Cookie walk

The annual Cookie Walk of First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Homemade cookies will be available for $3 a dozen. This is a project of Global Outreach. All proceeds support Baby Basics of Greater Hagerstown Inc., a group that provides diapers for children for those younger than three from eligible families.


Soup/bake sale

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., will have a soup/bake sale from 10 a.m. until sold out on Saturday. Vegetable and bean soup will be sold for $6 a quart. Phone orders will be taken until Wed. To place an order, call 301-733-4720.

South High winter band concert

The South High Band will host its annual winter band concert on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. in the South High auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Discovery Station

Discovery Station will be the site of a book signing at 2 p.m. Saturday by North High graduate Shawn Stout will sign copies of her first published book of a series of three with Simon Schuster. The book is called "Fiona Finkelstein, Big-time Ballerina."

Hagerstown Lions Club

The Hagerstown Lions Club meets Tuesday. The speaker will be Paul Schemel, an attorney in Waynesboro, Pa. He will speak about his experiences during a foreign assignment in Iraq. A former elected official and resident of Greencastle, Pa., he served in 2008-09 as a U.S. State Department appointed adviser on municipal governance in western Iraq, where he worked daily with Iraqi government officials, tribal leaders, businesses and the U.S. military to build the capacity of the Iraqis toward a sustainable civil society.

Hager House happenings

o 'Twas the Night Before... What?!", will be at 7 p.m. Thursday,at The Jonathan Hager House and Museum in City Park. Come find out what other holidays besides Christmas have been historically celebrated in the winter months. The free presentation includes a lecture and slide show.

o German Christmas, a seasonal display featuring authentic German Christmas customs and traditions in a holiday decorated atmosphere, can be seen during regular museum hours through Sunday, Dec. 27. For more information, call 301-739-8393 or go to

Night of Lights

The Night of Lights will be at 6 p.m. Sunday in downtown Hagerstown. Neighborhoods will be "strung together" through a series of luminaries lining the city's sidewalks. This event is sponsored by Neighborhoods 1st. For more information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 191.

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