Around North Hagerstown

April 05, 2010|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Church to hold rummage sale

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, at 802 Summit Ave., will host its spring rummage sale Friday, April 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch will be available and there will be baked goods to purchase. For more information, call the church office at 301-733-4720.

Young at Heart group

The Young at Heart group will meet Thursday at 11:45 a.m. at the Fireside Restaurant near Valley Mall. No reservations are required. New members are welcome. For information, call Virginia Bentz at 301-739-8990.

Cinderella shop

Zion United Church of Christ, at 201 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, will hold its annual Cinderalla shop on Saturdays in April from 10 a.m to noon.


Dresses and prom gowns cost $25 each. Cash and checks will be accepted. The entrance is at the rear of the church. All proceeds go to the REACH Cold Weather Shelter.

Northwood Pool has new swim coach

Northwood Pool has announced the addition of a new swim team coach for the summer season.

Cassie Dobrzanski is also a former Northwood swim team member.

She has 15 years of competitive swimming experience

Northwood Pool is accepting applications for membership. For more information, go to

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TOPS and KOPS members had 38 3/4 pounds in losses for the week.

The best TOPS losers were Elsie Horst and Eileen Mason while Bonnie Henry and Judy Purdham were the best KOPS losers.

Joan Budny won the KOPS monthly Get-R-Done prize. Horst won the Get-R-Done prize for TOPS and Terri Hendricks won a Ha! Ha! prize.

Doughnuts are the no-no snack for the week.

Carol LeClaire assumed the duties of secret pal coordinator and secret pal gifts were exchanged.

Winners of the March raffle were Bea Myers and Dorothy Smith.

The program for the week will consist of the annual awards, installation of officers and crowning of the queen.

Today is the start of a no-gain week and there will be a one-month dues reduction for all those with a weight loss over the Easter holiday.

Members who attended the SRD meeting reported on the inspiration, encouragement, support and bonding experienced at the convention. Those who attended returned with challenges for the group:

  • For each member to have a no-gain year

  • For each member to lose weight by the end of September.

    Pancake breakfast

    An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church on Shiloh Church Road in Hagerstown.

    The menu includes pancakes, sausage, country puddin', sausage gravy, fruit cup, orange juice and coffee.

    Tickets cost $6 for adults and $3 for those ages 6 to 12.

    All proceeds benefit the Alivia Koontz Medical Fund.

    American Little League

    American Little League will hold Opening Day Saturday at 10 a.m.

    There is an open invitation to past players, managers, coaches, umpires and league officials to attend and be recognized by the league for their service.

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    On Wednesday, Frankie will present the program titled "Sixteen Questions." Meetings are from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, with weigh-in beginning at 8:45 a.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church, at 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. For more information, call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547, or Judy at 301-739-9279.

    AAUW used book sale

    The Hagerstown Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its used book sale April 21 to 25 at Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike.

    More than 50,000 books in good condition will be offered in 60 categories, including collectibles, special finds, current and choice. Tapes, CDs and DVDs will also be available. Most hardback books are priced from $1 to $3, and small paperbacks cost 50 cents. Saturday, April 24, will be half-price day. On the final day, books will be $5 per bag or six bags for $25.

    Sale hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food will be available for purchase Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    Proceeds from the sale go toward scholarships for local students.

    For more information, call 301-733-2007.

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