Junior Rangers program forming

June 27, 2011|Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown

The Junior Rangers program is offered to those ages 7 to 14. It is a chance to explore  local parks, discover their natural and cultural heritage, and learn about the outdoors through hands-on activities.

The program is offered by local park rangers.

The six-week program is offered Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (with ample make-up sessions) and includes park admission for the whole family.

Upon completion of the program, a membership card and Junior Rangers patch will be issued. There are tiered levels within the extended program that are represented by additional patches.

The cost is $25 per junior ranger ($10 for additional children in the same family).

An orientation and first session will be Wednesday, July 6, starting at 1 p.m. at Greenbrier State Park, off U.S. 40, east of Hagerstown.

For more information, call Jeremiah Corbin at 301-791-4656 or email

Hagerstown Lions Club news

Tuesday — The Hagerstown Lions Club will hold installation of officers and board of directors. Also, three Lions will be honored with the Melvin Jones Fellowship award.

Eyeglass collector Lion Tom Perry reported recently the collection of 54 eyeglasses, 53 eyeglasses with cases, 102 eyeglasses from the youth at Trinity Lutheran Church and 104 eyeglasses from Dr. Teunis.  

This brings the total amount collected to 313. The time period for this collection was not reported.   

Special recognition goes to the Sunday school class at Trinity Lutheran Church and Teunis, who helped with the collection.  

Mother’s Day Out accepting applications

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., is accepting registration for its Mother’s Day Out program for the school year starting in the fall.

Children ages 6 months to 4 years old attend the all-day session from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

They socialize with other children in their respective classrooms, do crafts, have story time, sing songs, play games and bring their lunch every Tuesday.

The school operates on the public school schedule through the end of May. The program has been part of the church’s community outreach for 28 years.

For more information, call the church office at 301-733-4720 or 301-223-1370.                                  

Downtown music series continues Thursday

City Center Jazz Night, a free music series at University Plaza on West Washington Street, will be held Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The event will feature a variety of regional performers.

For more information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 116.

Driver-safety course

The Washington County Commission on Aging will hold an AARP driver-safety program Saturday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ravenwood Lutheran Village, 1158 Luther Drive in Hagerstown.

The instructor is Terry Marshall.

The class is designed to help drivers improve their skills.

The course costs $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Checks should be made payable to AARP. For more information, call Judy Brewer at 301-790-0275, ext. 220.

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