Erck to speak at Hagerstown Lions Club

August 29, 2011|Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown

Tuesday — Frank Erck, president of the Hagerstown Community Concert Association, will discuss the organization and its 2011-12 concert season.   

Volleyball meeting today at Hicks

There will be a player and parent meeting for girls interested in trying out for volleyball at E. Russell Hicks Middle School today at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium.  

For more information, call Bridget Pearl at 301-791-0867.

Mother’s Day Out program to start

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, at 802 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown, is accepting registrations for its Mother’s Day Out program for the 2011-12 school year beginning in September.  

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

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

The program operates on the public school schedule through the end of May.  

The program has been a part of the church’s community outreach for 28 years.

For more information, call 301-733-4720 or 301-223-1370.    

Travelogue series

The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown begins its 37th season of the Travelogue Adventure Series this fall, with presentations at the South Hagerstown High School auditorium. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m.  

The series includes six programs:

  • Oct. 19 — “Hawaii — the Pacific Paradise”
  • Nov. 16 — “Mongolia — Land of Genghis Kahn”
  • Feb. 15 — “LaManche/The English Channel”
  • Feb. 29 — “The Silk Road — China to Turkey”
  • March 14 — “The Great Canadian Train Ride”
  • April 18 — “Discovering the Dutch”

World travelers/cinematographers share their experiences in each location, highlighting customs and cultures from many lands.   

The series is a community-service project of the Kiwanis Club. On average, 200 to 250 individuals attend the performances.

The season ticket price for six performances costs $30 for adults, or $10 for individual programs. Student season tickets cost $10, or $5 for a single performance. Proceeds from the series help the Kiwanis Club support the activities of charitable organizations in Washington County.

For information and/or tickets, call 301-739-1981.

Museum plans gala

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will hold its 80th anniversary gala Saturday, Oct. 1, starting at 6:30 p.m.

The event costs $150 per person; it is black-tie optional.

The event will be held in the museum’s newly completed Kaylor Atrium. The reservation deadline is Sept. 16.

For ticket information, call the museum at 301-739-5727 or go to

More than 80 years ago, Hagerstown native Anna Brugh Singer and her husband, noted American Impressionist painter William Henry Singer, established an art museum and gave the building and 100 works of art to the community with the stipulation that admission be free and that the museum provide a program of public education. The cornerstone was laid July 15, 1930. The museum opened to the public Sept. 16, 1931.

The gala will include a social hour and a four-course dinner under the atrium’s glass ceiling. A silent auction of eight art-related items and experiences will be offered. The money raised will benefit existing programs and help sustain the museum.


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