The Hagerstown YMCA Achievers, Program for Minority Students, recently visited the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
The students were given a 30-minute presentation about court proceedings, followed by a self-guided tour to view the art exhibit of previous justices and the architectural history of the building.
The students said they were in awe of the huge building, which was completed in 1935. The building has a marble interior, with huge pillars on the outside. However, the students said they were surprised that the actual courtrooms are very small.
The students learned about Thurgood Marshall, the first black justice and pioneering civil rights lawyer. As an attorney, Marshall successfully argued the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case, which declared segregated education unequal and unlawful.
“This experience was great, and I will remember it for a lifetime,” said group member Aaron McFarland, who said his goal is to become a senator.
Second Christian Church, at 65 W. North Ave. in Hagerstown, will hold a food sale Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The menu includes a choice of fried chicken, fried fish or barbecue ribs with two sides from a choice of potato salad, macaroni and cheese, baked beans or collard greens. The meal also includes soda, rolls, cake or pie.
The meal costs $8. For delivery, call Agnes at 301-797-0407.
The S.A.L.T. (Single Adults Learning the Word of God Together) Ministry of Zion Baptist, Church, 61 W. Bethel St., will present a workshop titled, “Single in a Saved World” Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to noon.
Elder Deborah Page from Forestville, Md., will be the guest minister.
The workshop costs $8, which includes a continental breakfast.
The Health Department staff is available at Memorial Recreation Center, 131 W. North St., from 3 to 4 p.m. each Wednesday for free smoking cessation counseling and free nicotine patches.
Stop in for a cessation counseling session and receive a free box of nicotine patches. No registration or appointment necessary. Participants can receive up to eight weeks of free patches.
For more information, call 240-313-3360 or TDD/TTY 240-313-3391.
On Saturday, the animated movie “Tangled” will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Bridge of Life Church, 14 S. Potomac St.
The movie is free. Free popcorn and drinks will be available.