Around Jonathan Street

September 17, 2010|By MADGE MILES

Deacon's Day planned at church

Second Christian Church, at 65 W. North Ave. in Hagerstown, will hold its Deacon's Day program Sunday at 3 p.m.

The speaker will be The Rev. Nathaniel Wright of Lily of the Valley Evangel Church in Marthinsburg, W.Va. His choir will accompany him.

Dinner will be served after the service.

The public is invited.

Black Achievers to kick off year

The Hagerstown YMCA Black Achievers group will hold a kickoff picnic Sunday, Sept. 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Fairgrounds Park's south pavilion.

Registration is under way at the front desk at the Hagerstown YMCA.

The goal of Black Achievers is to raise awareness of students' educational and career goals. Students in grades six through 12 are eligible to enroll.


The fee for the program is $50 for members and $75 for nonmembers. Scholarships are available for those who are eligible. The fee includes membership to the YMCA for the school year.

For more information, call Deborah Phillips, director, at 301-739-3990, ext. 4239.

Elks Lodge 278 marks 90th anniversary

Elks Lodge 278 will celebrate its 90th anniversary Saturday, Oct. 2, with its Black and White Ball, beginning at 9:30 p.m. at the Lodge at 326 N. Jonathan St.

For tickets or more information, call 301-739-9341.

Seminar planned

The Walnut Towers Nutrition Site, at 12 S. Walnut St. in Hagerstown, has a full schedule for its Fall Prevention Week, Sept. 20 to 24.

The events are:

Monday, Sept. 20 - Explanation of week's events, 9:15 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 21 - Home Call-Home Health Care, physical therapist, 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 22 - Fall prevention checklist and discussion, 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 23 - "Know Your Medicines,"with pharmicist Linda Smith, 9:30 a.m.

Friday Sept. 24 - "What have you learned about fall prevention this week?," 9:30 a.m.

There will also be daily door prizes.

For more information, call Eleanor at 240-329-1480.

Bark in the Park

The third annual Bark in the Park will be Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Doub's Woods Park in Hagerstown.

Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.

Registration will be from 9 to 10 a.m. at which time Pastor Jerry Lowans from St. Matthews and Washington Square United Methodist churches will give a blessing of the animals.

The Paws on the Path walk around Doub's Woods Park will be after the blessing and games will follow the blessing. The day will be filled with games, vendors, demonstrations and rescue groups.

Games will be bobbing for hot dogs (canines only), musical sit, owner-dog look alike, best tail wagger, best vocalist, best dressed and my dog's got talent.

Demonstrations will be given by the K9 Units from Hagerstown Police Department, Washington County Sheriff's Office and Premier Martial Arts.

Custom designed T-shirts have been donated by Screentique. Custom designed tote bags will be furnished by Longmeadow Animal Hospital. The giveaways will be available to all registered participants while supplies last.

Sponsors for the event include Screentique, Longmeadow Animal Hospital, B-PWSITV: Training for Pups and their People, 4-Legged Friends Pet Service, LLC, The Law Office of Arthur Schneider PC, Central Dawgma and The Dawg Wash, Dog Gone Groomin' & Dog Gone Walkin' of Hagerstown, The Columbia Bank and Cozy Critters Pet Sitting.

Sponsors for walking adoptable shelter dogs are The Law Office of Arthur Schneider, PC, Simply pAwesome, Dog Gone Groomin' & Dog Gone Walkin' of Hagerstown.

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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