Around South Hagerstown

September 20, 2010|By STACI CLIPP / 240-310-2148

Hoops registration

Registration for the Hagerstown Junior Basketball League starts Thursday at E. Russell Hicks Middle school from 6 to 8 p.m.

Registration will also be held on the following dates:

Tuesday, Sept. 28, Wednesday Sept. 29, and Thursday, Sept. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at E. Russell Hicks Middle School and Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Maria Goretti High School.

All players must register and bring their birth certificates.

The league is for students in fourth through eighth grades. Students from area public and private schools, and home-schooled students, are eligible to play.

The fee is $35, but no money is collected until a player makes the team.

For more information, call George Stottlemyer at 301-797-4537 or Bob at 301-797-0963.

Hagerstown Lioness Club

The regular meeting of the Hagerstown Lioness Club will be Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Academy Theatre Banquet and Conference Center in Hagerstown. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.


The guest speaker will be Gloria Dahlhamer, who will talk about her career with The Herald-Mail Co.

The community service committee will collect nonperishable food for local food banks. Cancellations and additional reservations can be called to 301-790-0913 by Oct. 3.

Convoy of Hope

The annual Hagerstown Convoy of Hope will be Saturday at Fairgrounds Park, starting at 10 a.m.

The event, sponsored by area churches, organizations and businesses, provides free groceries, a health fair and activities for children.

For more information, call 301-739-1167, ext. 214, or go to

Bark in the Park

The third annual Bark in the Park will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Doub's Woods Park. 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. Matthew's 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 of the animals 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 Premier Martial Arts and the K-9 units from the Hagerstown Police Department and Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Hagerstown Lions Club

The Hagerstown Lions Club will host District Gov. Richard Liebno at its Tuesday meeting. He will induct new members into the club.

Exhibit on display

Examinations of urban landscapes and architectural elements will be on display in the exhibition "Architectural and Industrial Realism," featuring the paintings of realist artists Rick Dula, Roland Kulla and Stephen Magsig.

The exhibition will be on view at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts from Oct. 2 to Jan. 9.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to view the architectural paintings on display and witness architecture in progress in the museum's inner courtyard. Work on enclosing the inner courtyard will continue throughout the course of the exhibition.

The public will have an opportunity to meet the artists at a wine-and-cheese reception Saturday, Oct. 2, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The artists will discuss their work during the reception, and New York City art dealer George Billis, who represents the artists, will be present. Tickets for the reception cost $15 for museum members and $20 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased by calling the museum at 301-739-5727.

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