Music workshop planned

February 10, 2011|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street
  • Wayne Buckner will direct a music workshop at Second Christian Church in Hagerstown.
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Music workshop planned

Second Christian Church, at 65 W. North Ave. in Hagerstown, is planning an Easter workshop with Wayne Buckner as the director. The church invites all local churches to participate.

The church needs musicians for the event.

The first practice will be Saturday, Feb. 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

A program will be held at the MLK building on Saturday, April 9, so the community can come out and hear all of the musical talents the churches will share in harmony.

For more information, call Wayne Buckner at 304-274-2259, Pastor Dixon at 304-262-066, Irma Branch at 301-733-4118 or Agnes Jackson at 301-797-5208.

Dinner rescheduled

The dinner scheduled for Saturday to benefit the Second Christian Church's Men's Day Program will be rescheduled for a later date.   

Breakfast is Saturday

If you missed breakfast last week due to the weather, the women of Ebenezer AME Church, 40 W. Bethel St., will host another breakfast Saturday, starting at 8 a.m.

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

The breakfast is eat-in or take-out.

For delivery, call 301-797-6123.

Stop smoking sessions

Free smoking cessation counseling and free nicotine patches will be available at Memorial Recreation Center, 131 W. North St. in Hagerstown.

The county health department staff will be available at Memorial Rec from 3 to 4  p.m. each Wednesday beginning Wednesday, Feb. 16. Stop in for a quick cessation counseling session and receive a free box of nicotine patches. No registration or appointment is necessary. Participants can receive up to eight weeks of free patches if they continue to stop in on Wednesdays for support.

For more information, call 240-313-3360, TDD/TTY 240-313-3391

Funding for this program is provided by the Cigarette Restitution Fund.

Pet playtime

Canine games will be played Friday at Peaceable Paws dog training center in Fairplay, starting at 7 p.m.

The center is at 17816 Spielman Road.

The games will include tennis ball catch, find it and musical sits.

First-, second- and third-place winners in each game earn points toward the canine games championship. All dog-and-human-friendly dogs are welcome. Positive training tools and handling only, please.

The event costs $10 per dog for the evening, and $5 goes to the Humane Society of Washington County. Ribbons and prizes are awarded for each event. You do not need to register in advance to play.

For more information, call Pat Miller at 301-582-9420, e-mail or go to

Rebel Reunion weekend

The South Hagerstown High School Alumni Association will host a Rebel Reunion Weekend in June to celebrate 55 years of education at South High.

 On Thursday, June 23, the ninth annual SHHS Benefit Golf Tournament will be held at Beaver Creek Country Club. All proceeds from the golf tournament go to the  scholarship fund, which is used each year to award scholarships to two graduating students.

 On Saturday, June 25, there will be a Mega Reunion at Hager Hall, 901 Dual Highway in Hagerstown from 6 to 11 p.m.  The cost is $30 per person and includes food and music. The event is open to all South High alumni, administrators, teachers, staff and their guests. Seating is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

 Registration forms for the golf tournament and for the reunion can be found on the association's website at

For more information, send an e-mail to Sherry Gilliam Itnyre, Alumni Association president, at

Run event planned

 On Saturday March 12, the Washington County Recreation Department will host a St. Patties Day 5K Run/Walk at Martin "Marty" Snook Memorial Park in Halfway.

The run/walk will be a 3.1-mile loop course, closed to traffic from 8:50 a.m. until the end of the race.

The event starts at 9 a.m. with race-day registration/packet pickup from 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. Registration received by March 11 costs $20. Race-day registration will cost $25. For registration forms, call 240-313-2805 or e-mail Marsha at

The first 200 registrants are guaranteed a T-shirt. Awards will be presented as follows: male and female champions as well as each male and female age-group winner.

The awards ceremony will be held after the event at 10:45 a.m.

Black History trivia

How well do you do last week?  Let's see how good you are with this week's trivia as we continue to celebrate Black History Month:

1.)    What was the first American Colony to abolish slavery

2.)    What dispute led to the founding of the African Methodist Episcopal Church?

3.)    Who was the first black astronaut to walk in space?

4.)    Who was the first president to invite an African-American man to the White House?

5.)    Who was the first African-American Supreme court justice?

6.)    For what did Ralph Bunche win the Noble Peace Prize?

And the last one is

7.)    Which Justice did Thurgood Marshall replace on the Supreme Court?


1.) Vermont

2.) Segregation of St. George's Methodist Church

3.) Bernard Harris Jr.

4.) Theodore Roosevelt

5.) Thurgood Marshall

6.) Mediating an end to an Arab-Israeli conflict

7.) Thomas C. Clark

Columnist note

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