Around Jonathan Street

April 22, 2010|By MADGE MILES

Blossom School holds Girls Expo

The Blossom School of Etiquette's Girls Expo was held recently and more than 30 girls from Washington County attended the all-day event at Hagerstown Presbyterian Church.

The event included several workshops.

Lisa Cesa from Susquehanna Bank led a workshop on money management, Bonnie Errico taught basic computer skills and the Washington County Mediation Center discussed conflict resolution.

Another workshop was taught by Becki Weir, who discussed healthy eating. Linda Brooks took the girls to the gym for some basic exercise tips.

Randy Robinson, from Randy's Catering, provided lunch.

In the afternoon, the Hagerstown Police Department talked about safety, and Dr. Chukia Tisdale discussed body development.

The expo concluded with the Maia Modeling Agency giving an image and confidence speech.

Ladetra Robinson, director of BSE, said the event was well attended and looks forward to more in the future.

She thanked all of the sponsors and facilitators and sends a "big" thanks to the girls who attended.


She thanked Susquehanna Bank, Washington County Hospital - Healthy Eating, Washington County Mediation Center, Maia Modeling Agency, Dr. Chukia Tisdale, Hagerstown Police Department, Bonnie Errico and Linda Brooks. A special thanks to Randy's Catering, Hagerstown Presbyterian Church, San Mar and all the sponsors and participants.

Church plans dinner May 1

Second Christian Church, at 65 W. North Ave. in Hagerstown, will hold a fried fish/fried chicken dinner Saturday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The menu includes fried potatoes, green beans, bread, cake and soda.

The meal costs $8. If you are unable to get attend the meal, call the church office at 301-797-0747 to arrange delivery.

Food drive part of community festival

Zion Baptist Church's I-NAM (It's Not About Me) Club is sponsoring a food drive community festival Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the church's parking lot at 61 W. Bethel St. in Hagerstown.

This food drive is to benefit the Washington County Community Action Council Food Pantry and the Zion Baptist Church Senior Meals Program.

There will be bounce houses, carnival games (with prizes), a candy jar contest, Hula Hoop, removable tattoos and balloon animals.

In addition, there will be hot dogs, fries, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones and soda for sale.

Admission is one nonperishable food item per person.

Annual bus trip needs your support

The time and date for the For Our Kids Sake bus trip has been set.

This year, the coordinators of the event, Clara Broadus and Dottie Bell, have plans to take the youth group to Paramount's Kings Dominion in Doswell, Va., Saturday, Aug. 14.

They need the community's support.

They are seeking the community's help with a financial gift.

If you can sponsor a child, family or make a donation, contact Broadus at 301-739-2557.

You can also make a donation directly to the Columbia Bank - Hagerstown Trust Division, account No. 141518.

Indoor camping event set for today

Generally, when you think about camping, you think about the woods, outdoors and a campfire.

Anthony Holmes plans to try something new.

Tonight, Holmes is having an indoor campout filled with activities for youths (boys in first to fifth grades).

It will be held at Memorial Recreation Center, 109 W. North Ave. in Hagerstown starting at 6 p.m. and will be an overnight camp.

A free dental screening will be provided at 7 p.m.

For more information, call Holmes at 304-702-7216. Please note: permission slips must be signed by the parent/guardian for the youths to attend.

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Smoking classes

Free Stop Smoking for Life classes will be available to Washington County residents to coincide with Go Smoke Free for World No Tobacco Day.

The class begins Monday, May 3.

Morning and evening sessions will be available.

The morning class will be from 11 a.m. to noon at the Washington County Health Department, 1302 Pennsylvania Ave., in the second-floor auditorium. The evening class will be from 5 to 6 p.m. at Western Maryland Hospital Center, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., in the third-floor conference room.

Free nicotine patches will be available while supplies last.

For Information, call 240-313-3360; TDD/TTY 240-313-3391.

Computer class

A basic computer class will be offered at Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St. Monday, May 3, at 2 p.m.

This class will introduce computers to first-time computer users. In the class, the instructor will discuss computer hardware and software, how to turn on and operate your computer. Participants will explore the desktop and start menu, practice using a mouse, and learn basic keyboard functions.

For more information, call 301-739-3250, ext. 123.

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