Achievers program to hold kickoff

September 08, 2011|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

The YMCA Achievers' (formerly Black Achievers) annual kickoff will be Sunday, Sept. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the YMCA multipurpose room.

The main goal of the program is to encourage career and educational goals of students in grades 6-12.

The event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Students can register for the program on that day. Registration is also being accepted at the YMCA front desk.

The fee costs $50 for YMCA members and $75 for nonmembers. The fee allows access to the facility, (such as fitness room and classes) through the school year.  Scholarships are available for those who qualify.

Register no later than Sept. 23 by calling Deborah Phillips, achievers director, at 301-739-3990, ext. 4239.

Fish fry planned for Saturday

The Men of Ebenezer AME Church, 40 Bethel St., will hold a fish fry Saturday from 11 a.m. until sold out.

The menu includes fried fish, fried potatoes and onions, coleslaw, roll and iced tea.  The meal costs $8.

Spiritual renewal

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., invites the community to a spiritual renewal weekend, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2; beginning Friday, Sept. 30, at 6:30 p.m.

 There will be activities for all ages.

Nursery service will be provided for those in attendance.

For more information, call 301-733-4720.

Health committee forming, meeting set

Brothers Who Care is forming a Local Health Disparities Committee to help develop solutions and activities to promote improvement in the health of the minority populations in the area, with a focus on heart disease and cancer.

An inaugural meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Recreation Center to decide leadership and an agenda for the committee.

Individuals and organizations (civic and government) are encouraged to participate.

For more information, call 301-393-9290 or send an email to

Exercise class offered

Zumba exercise classes will be held at Bridge of Life Church, 14 S. Potomac St.

Pamm Pauley will lead classes on Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., starting Monday, Sept. 12. The regular aerobics class continues from 5:30 to 7  p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays with a new session titled "Live Life Loud and Proud."

Contact Pamm about being the door attendant in exchange for tuition.

For more information, call 717-830-7050.

Book club to meet

The Sisters In Spirit Book Club will meet Sunday, Sept. 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. to discuss the book "The Skin I'm In" by Jenelle.  

For location and additional information, call Ladetra Robinson at 240-520-5676 or email

Fashion show planned

The For Our Kids Sake program is planning a fashion show at the Martin Luther King Center.

 Tickets are on sale. High school and college students are needed for modeling.

 For more information, call Dot Bell at 30-791-0717 or Clara Broadus at 301-739-2557.

Tobacco free classes

The Tobacco Free for Life Program fall schedule of classes will begin  Mondays, Sept. 19 and Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Washington County Health Department and from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Western Maryland Hospital Center, Main Floor Cafeteria, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave.

Free cessation aids are available while supplies last.

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

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

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