Around South Hagerstown

May 31, 2010|By STACI CLIPP / 240-329-2493

Locust Point group plans June 26 block party

The Neighborhoods 1st Locust Point group will hold its block party Saturday, June 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Ray Street.

The city will provide free hot dogs and hamburgers. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish to share. A sign-up sheet will be available at the Locust Point Market.

The group will eat from 5 to 6:30 p.m. during presentations from the fire department, HPD's canine and bike squads, and ambulance services. A presentation of Neighborhoods 1st and what it does to improve the neighborhood will also be part of the program.

A DJ will play music beginning at 6:30 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The group is asking for donations of money or services to help make the block party a success. If you can make a donation of paper products, drinks or goods and services for door prizes, call Anna Barnhart at 301-791-2387.


Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday - Scholarship presentations

Summer art classes

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown will offer arts classes during the summer months. Registration is required for all classes.

For more information, call 301-739-5727 or go to

Art exhibit

The 78th annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will be on view June 5 through Sept. 26, in the museum's Groh Gallery.

It is sponsored by Harriet Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. James Piern, and Dr. and Mrs. Robert Strauch.

The exhibition showcases the artists in the region.

Judges for this year's exhibition were Phillip Earenfight, director of the Trout Gallery and an associate professor of Art History at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.; and Rob Evans, an artist and independent curator whose work is in a collection of museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

A total of 138 works of art were submitted for consideration and 43 were accepted, consisting of 33 two-dimensional pieces and 10 sculptural works.

An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held Sunday, June 13, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. It is open and free to the public.

Award winners will be recognized and receive their awards and a reception will be hosted by the museum's Singer Society. Works of art in the exhibition are available for purchase through the museum shop.

Elizabethtown East

The Elizabethtown East Neighborhoods 1st group will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at The Gourmet Goat, 41 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

For those unable to make the evening meeting, the group will meet at the restaurant at 10 a.m. for coffee.

Elizabethtown East takes in the area bordered by Baltimore Street on the south, Randolph Avenue on the north, Mulberry Street on the east, and the alley behind the library and City Hall on the west.

For more information, call Janet or Gordon Bartels at 301-992-4860.

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