Girls on the Run registration is today

February 13, 2012|Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown

Registration for Girls on the Run of Washington County will take place today, starting at 7 p.m., at Spicher’s Appliance, 13427 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown.

Girls on the Run is a 10-week after-school program for third- through fifth-grade girls that combines training for a 3.1-mile running event with self-esteem enhancing and uplifting workouts.

Teams are forming for the spring season at Maugansville, Potomac Heights and Paramount elementary schools and Grace Academy. Space is limited.

The program costs $150. Financial aid is available.

For more information, go to or send an email to

Hot Wheels show planned for Feb. 26

A Hot Wheels show will be held Sunday, Feb. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown.


Hot Wheels is a brand of die-cast toy cars and trucks that collectors buy, sell and trade.

There will be a car track and accessories at the show.

Participants can enter to win door prizes.

Hot Wheels will be on display and participants can bring their own Hot Wheels to display.

For more information, call 301-991-7839.

Valentine’s Day dinner offered at Post 42

Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 will host a Valentine’s Day dinner Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. For reservations, call 301-733-7676.

Fall bus trip to Vermont planned

Mary Hamilton’s “Get Out of Town Tours” is offering a fall bus trip to Vermont with a stop at Foxwoods in Connecticut from Sept. 24 to 28.

Cost is $745 per person, double occupancy, with $100 due at time of booking. Monthly payments can be made, but final payment is due by Aug. 15.

Most meals are included in the price of the trip, with the exception of the meals while traveling. 
For more information, call Mary at 301-733-6162 or Linda at 301-797-6485.

TOPS 308

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 308 in Hagerstown recently celebrated three KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) anniversaries for members.

Virginia marked 30 years as a KOPS member, Thelma celebrated 21 years and her husband, Stanley, marked 20 years.

Lois also marked five years as a KOPS member.

Parilee Barber, the area captain, visited a chapter meeting recently. She presented a program on “Super Foods.”

Over the holidays, the chapter collected socks and underwear for schoolchildren and presented a donation to Hospice of Washington County.

The chapter also collected Christmas cards to send to the troops overseas.

At its last meeting on Feb. 3, Donna won the ha-ha prize for her weight loss.

Dennie, the newest member, has lost weight the past three weeks. His total loss stands at 13 pounds.    

The chapter has changed its weigh-in time to 4 p.m.

The meetings are held Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church at 216 N. Cleveland Ave. in Hagerstown.

For more information, call June at 301-582-4821 or Virginia at 301-733-1296.

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