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Spaghetti dinner planned

February 03, 2011|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

Spaghetti dinner planned

John Wesley United Methodist Church will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the social hall to the rear of the church.

Live entertainment will be by Jonathan Giblin.

The menu includes spaghetti, meat sauce, plain sauce, meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, butter, tea and coffee.

Tickets cost $7 for adults, $3.50 for those ages 6 to 12 and free for those 5 and younger.

The church is at 129, N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

For more information, call 301-733-0391 or Ruth at 301-790-3433.

Dinner rescheduled

The dinner scheduled Saturday to benefit Second Christian Church's Men's Day program has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For delivery, call 301-797-0407.

Breakfast planned

The next fundraising event for Women's Day, for the women of Ebenezer AME Church, 40 W. Bethel St., will be a breakfast Saturday, starting at 8 a.m.

Breakfast costs $6 per person. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage, biscuit and sausage gravy, applesauce, juice, coffee or tea.

The breakfast is eat-in or carryout.

For delivery, call 30l-797-6123.

Movie night

Looking for something to do this weekend? The Bridge of Life Church, 14 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, will show the movie "Secretariat" Saturday at 7 p.m. There is no admission charge.

Free popcorn will be included.

Support group

The Diabetes Support Group at Potomac Towers will meet Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the first-floor community room.   

The program will be on Medicare benefits for diabetes presented by the Washington County Commission on Aging.  

The support group is open to individuals who live at Potomac Towers and anyone in the community.  

The forum is presented for educating individuals with diabetes to help manage their disease and to gain support from others.  

For more information, contact Lisa McCoy, at 240-313-3360, TTY 240-313-3391.

Black history trivia

Think you know about Black History? See how good you are at this trivia as Black History Month is celebrated:

1.) What was the name of the first black newspaper?

2.) This Republican was the first black person elected to the U.S. Senate. Who was he and what state did he represent?

3.) Who was the first African-American Civil War soldier to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor?

4.) Born in 1885, this Baltimore County physician and entrepreneur owned the Baltimore Homestead Grays, Edgewater Beach and numerous other businesses prior to World War II — who is it?

5.) Who were the first two African-American cadets at West Point?

6.) Who was the first child of African parents born in England's American colonies?

And the last one is an easy one —

7.) Who was the first black woman senator?

 Answers:

1.) Freedom's Journal

2.) Hiram Revels from Mississippi

3.) Sgt. William H. Carney, 54th Massachusetts Infantry

4.) Dr. Joseph H. Thomas

5.) James Webster Smith and Henry O. Flipper

6.) A boy named William, born in 1623 or 1624 in Jamestown, Va. His parents, Anthony and Isabel, were among the first Africans shipped in bondage to the English colonies in 1619.

7.) Carol Moseley Braun

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