Around South Hagerstown

August 09, 2010|By STACI CLIPP / 240-310-2148

Free movie

A free movie will be shown Friday in the parking lot of Grace United Church.

The movie "Up" starts at dusk. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones and sodas will be free while supplies last.

The church is at 712 Church St. in Hagerstown.

Chicken barbecue

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown, will host a chicken barbecue Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until sold out.

One-quarter chicken with two vegetables costs $5. One-half chicken with two vegetables costs $8.

For more information, call 301-733-4720.

Museum concert

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present "A Night at the Opera: Shepherd Faculty Recital" Sunday at 2:30 p.m., sponsored by Spence and Cindy Perry. A reception, hosted by members of the museum's volunteer organization, the Singer Society, will follow the performance.


The program will feature operatic favorites by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), Richard Strauss (1864-1949) and Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), along with some favorite duets and choruses from the operatic literature.

Performers will include sopranos Natalie Conte, Melanie Zayas Regan, Elizabeth Turchi and tenor Joseph Regan, accompanied on piano by Scott Beard.

Cotillion Ball

Tickets are still available for the Blossom School of Etiquette Cotillion Ball to be held Saturday, Aug. 21, at Fountain Head Country Club. Tickets cost $20, which includes dinner and performances by school members.

For more information, call Ladetra "Dede" Robinson, director, at 240-520-5676 or send e-mail to">

Community fun night

Bob Evans, at 190 Railway Lane in Hagerstown, will hold a community fun night for the Humane Society of Washington County Monday, Aug. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m.

A donation of 15 percent of the sales will be made to the shelter for each bill that is presented with the approved Bob Evans flier. The fliers are available at the shelter or at

The Bob Evans canine mascots Biscuits and Gravy will be on hand.

For more information, call 301-733-2060.

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday - Eric Michael, supervisor of athletics for Washington County Public Schools, will give an overview of the athletic programs in county schools.

Two members were presented with special awards at the Aug. 3 meeting:

Jack Byers received the 100 percent Newsletter Editor Achievement Award from District 22W.

Clare Newcomer received a two-diamond Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.

Peach festival

The 31st annual Leitersburg Peach Festival will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at Leitersburg Ruritan Community Park (behind the Leitersburg Fire Hall).

The menu includes fresh peaches, in a variety of dishes, sausage, ham and barbecue beef sandwiches, fresh-cut french fries and funnel cakes.

The event will include craft vendors, petting zoo, antique tractors, quilt raffle, children's barrel train, peach pie contest and pony rides.

Admission is free. Free parking and a shuttle for the handicapped will be available.

The event is sponsored by the Leitersburg Ruritan Club, with proceeds to be used for community projects.

For more information, contact Bruce Melton, festival chairman, at 301-797-1335; or Bud Johns, publicity chairman, at 301-739-8077.

Discovery Station

Saturday - Norm Little, master shipbuilder of the 15-foot Titanic replica at Discovery Station, will present "Amazing Facts of The Titanic and The Year 1912," 2 p.m.

First aid class

The Washington County Red Cross, at 1131 Conrad Court in Hagerstown, will hold a CRP/AED Child and Infant and First Aid Certification Course Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The course includes manual, skill cards and certification cards. The purpose of the course is to train individuals to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situations, and recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in children and infants.

The training is required by all day-care providers. Registration is required. Call 301-739-0717 to reserve a seat.

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