Around North Hagerstown

May 10, 2010|By ELLEN ROWLAND

Charter night

The Longmeadow Lions Club will celebrate its 42nd Charter Night on Thursday at the Academy Theatre Banquet & Conference Center, 58 E. Washington St. in Hagerstown.

The guest speaker will be Myersville (Md.) Lion and Rotarian Bob Martin, who is the creator of Global re-Vision Network, and co-founder and executive director of Tree-Land Foundation Inc. He will explain how the recycling of used eyeglasses is vital to overcoming illiteracy and poverty in the world.

Yard sale

The Longmeadow and the Chewsville Lions clubs will provide food at the Kid's Stuff Yard Sale Saturday, May 22, at Volvo Powertrain (west parking lot).

Food will be available from 6 a.m. to noon. The yard sale is a fundraiser for The Learning Center and the Washington County Hospital Perinatal Bereavement Program.


Saint Mary School

Wednesday - Preschool story time, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, May 17 - No school, professional day.

Monday, May 17 - Open house from 6 to 8 p.m. for prospective students and their families.

TOPS 0077

Losses for the week were 27 1/2 pounds for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0077.

The best TOPS losers were Edna Jones and Louise Cline. The best KOPS losers were Cindy Ryder and Bonnie Henry.

Jones won the Get-R-Done prize. Ryder won the Ha! Ha! prize.

The no-no snack for the week is candy.

Mary Jo Kemper presented the program on reading food labels with emphases on diabetes, sugars and carbohydrates. Secret pal gifts were exchanged.

The next program will include a re-enactment of the skit performed by the chapter members at SRD.

The group meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown. For more information, call Donna at 301-223-8143 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

TOPS 0446

The group welcomed its newest member, Jackie.

Gary claimed the "Thinner Winner" spot for the second consecutive week with a 5.4-pound loss.

Betty Jo presented a program on sweeteners. The main emphasis was the introduction and use of natural sweeteners, which are full of vitamins and minerals that the body welcomes and utilizes, in contrast to white, refined sugar or artificial sweeteners, which are said to have adverse effects on the body.

Meetings are from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, with weigh-in at 8:45 a.m., at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown. For more information, call Mary or Tom at 301-797-2547, or Judy at 301-739-9279.

Red Cross

The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer a class on becoming a volunteer Red Cross instructor beginning June 9. It will include standard first aid, adult, child and infant CPR/AED.

For more information, call Lisa at 301-739-0717.

Young at Heart

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

Mount Zion Church

Mount Zion Church will hold a bluegrass gospel concert Sunday at 2 p.m. with Guilford Station providing the music.

The public is invited. Refreshments will be served. A good-will offering will be collected for the group during a short intermission. If you would like to make a contribution for the cemetery maintenance fund, a basket will be placed in the front of the church.

The church is at 14336 Greencastle Pike in Cearfoss.

For more information, call 301-791-0413.

Chicken barbecue

The Honor Guard of American Legion Post 42 on Northern Avenue in Hagerstown will hold a chicken barbecue Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The menu will include hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, chicken and coleslaw. Food may be eaten there or taken out. Sodas will be sold separately.

For more information, call 301-733-7676 or 240-217-5059.

Animal shelter needs supplies

Kitten season has arrived and the Humane Society of Washington County is asking the public to help. It is in need of kibble for cats, kittens and cat litter.

The cats and kittens at the shelter are in need of Purina Adult Cat Chow in the blue bags, Purina Kitten Chow and any nonscoopable cat litter, especially Yesterday's News.

"Our supplies are dwindling for the cat and kitten food and litter," said Paul Miller, the shelter's executive director. "With kitten season just beginning we are a bit concerned that our supplies will be drastically reduced in a very short time. Residents of Washington County have always been very generous and have helped us in the past. We hope they will be able to help us once again."

Donations can be taken to the shelter during normal working hours, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

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