Youth basketball camp to be held at Goretti

October 14, 2011|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street
  • Del Rose Jackson, left, and Michael Tyson, Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery Inc.'s music director, are shown at the gallery's music open house on Sept. 10. Jackson participated in the "Make Your Own Song" workshop and wrote a song titled "Walkin' Up to Franklin." The gallery, at 4 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown, offers free after-school art classes Monday through Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., and group guitar, and childrens choir classes Wednesdays from 2 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 301-791-6191, send an email to, or go to
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Former St. Maria Goretti High School basketball standout Lee Green will host a youth basketball camp Saturday, Oct. 22, at Goretti.

Green, who lives in Texas, will conduct two sessions — the first from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for youth in grades 3 through 6, and the second from 2 to 5 p.m. for grades 7 through 9.

The focuses of the camp will include ballhandling, shooting, defensive control and more. Green will have stars from Goretti’s past on hand, including all-time leading scorer Rodney Monroe, Phil Lane and Jen Piccolomini.

For more information, to secure a brochure or to register, contact Goretti Athletic Director David Blenckstone at 301-739-4266, ext. 129.

Fundraiser planned to benefit nursery

Hagerstown Day Nursery will hold a fundraiser with Schwan’s Food on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Schwan truck will be set up in the parking lot of Otterbein United Methodist Church, on the corner of Franklin and Locust streets in Hagerstown. A portion of sales will go to the nursery.

Hagerstown Day Nursery is a nonprofit child development program for those ages 2 to 5.

For more information, call 301-739-3749.

Meals offered at church today

The Friday night meals are back at Second Christian Church, 65 W. North Ave. in Hagerstown.

The meals will be available today from 4 to 7 p.m.

The menu includes fried chicken or fried fish with french fries or fried potatoes, soda or water. The meals cost $5.

For more information, call 301-797-0407.

Men’s Day planned Sunday at Ebenezer

Ebenezer AME Church, at 40 Bethel St., will hold its annual Men’s Day on Sunday.  

Services will be at 11 a.m., with guest speaker the Rev. Charles Ingram of Central Baptist Church in Roanoke, Va., and at 4 p.m., with guest speaker the Rev. Ricky Smith of  Zion Baptist Church. Smith will be accompanied by the Zion Baptist Church’s Men’s Choir.

The public is invited.

Zumbathon to be held

Zumba has teamed with Step and Stride this year to include a zumbathon to help raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness — Cumberland Valley.  

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. The zumbathon begins at 9 a.m., breaks at 9:30 a.m. for the breast cancer survivors’ lap to kick off Step and Stride. Zumba resumes at 10 a.m. until 11:40 a.m. when all are invited on the floor for “The Pink Glove” dance. One thousand pink gloves have been donated for the dance dedicated to breast cancer survivors, and done in honor of those who have lost the battle, and for those who are going through treatment.  

Last year, more than 600 people participated in the Pink Glove Dance. Whether you “stride,” zumba, sit, stand, watch or observe, a donation is required to participate in the events.

For more information, call Janet Lung at 301-791-5843.

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