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December 11, 2009|By MADGE MILES / 301-791-7647

Christmas fun

Join the members of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., at their monthly Light Up Your Life. Come as you are worship service will be held Sunday, Dec. 13, at 5:30 p.m., followed by caroling.

Christmas carols will be sung along with a special message.

Church members also invite the public on the second Sunday of each month as they discover new meanings to their faith.

Food drive

During this time of year, a lot of families are homeless, hungry and down-and-out. To help those in need, the Washington County Free Library Staff Association has a canned food drive that is under way.

Donations of nonperishable foods can be dropped off at the Central Library at 100 S. Potomac St., or at any of the community branches during normal operating hours through today.


Please call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, for additional information.

Christmas Eve Cantata

Join Ebenezer AME Church, 40 W. Bethel St., for its 34th annual Christmas Eve Cantata on Thursday, Dec. 24 at 9 p.m. This year's cantata is called, "Welcome to Our World!"

This joyous occasion will begin with "Melodies of Christmas" sung by the youth choir followed by the cantata by the senior choir.

Come out and join in this holiday celebration!

Christmas play

The Second Christian Church, 65 W. North Ave., will present its annual Sunday School Christmas play on Dec. 20 during the 10 a.m. service.

And to complete the afternoon, the annual Family and Friends Christmas Dinner will be served at 1 p.m., after the morning service.

Save the date

Check this out! If you can remember standing at the bandstand at the park on a hot summer day listening to BATT (Brothers Across the Track), or jammin' to the sounds of Supa Dupa Disco at the Club Cordova, or the old house party feel down at Nicks, then this party is for you!

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 27, because the YMCA Black Achievers Program, along with For Kids Sake, is hosting a dance that will "take you back."

Get ready for plenty of food, fun and fellowship as you listen to the smooth sounds of "The Out of the Blue Band," a local neighborhood band that plays '70s, '80s and '90s R&B.

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Take a moment and send your news via e-mail to or mail your information to: Madge D. Miles at P.O. Box 439, c/o The Herald Mail, 100 Summit Avenue, Hagerstown, MD. You can also call 301-791-7647. Let me share your news.

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