Group outing

March 31, 2011|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street
  • Achievers members who toured the U.S. Supreme Court building included Shatice King, Elta Clarke, Shanna Peterson, Aaron McFarland, Nicole Murray, Marcus Murray, DeAndre Mitchell, Jace Hopp, Michael Swayne, KiYanna Bynum and Tyquan Young.
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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.

Food sale

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.

Workshop planned

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.

Smoking cessation

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.

Movie night

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.



League of Women Voters to hold meeting

The League of Women Voters will host a program on the ”Current Means of Electricity in Maryland and Potential Alternatives.” The meeting will be Tuesday, April 19, starting at 7 p.m. at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 129 N. Potomac St. Hagerstown.

Participants are asked to enter the church using the walkway to the right of the main entrance. The meeting will be held in the last room on the left.

This is a free event sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Data compiled from across the state regarding the production of electricity for cost, efficiency and environment will be discussed.  For more information, call Barbara Rice at 301-797-0923 or email, or Fanny Crawford at 301-730-1638 or email fanitsky@hot

Free classes

Free Stop Smoking for Life classes will be held at the Washington County Health Department, 1302 Pennsylvania Ave., beginning Monday, April 11.

Morning or evening classes will be held each Monday and Thursday for four weeks.  

Free nicotine patches are available for Washington County adults.

For more information or to register, call 240-313-3360 or TDD/TTY 240-313-3391.

Weight management

If you’re interested in starting a weight-management program. call Linda Brooks, certified trainer and health and nutrition consultant, at 301-797-4310.


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