Discovery Station expands baseball exhibit

June 17, 2012|Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown

Discovery Station is preparing the second phase of its baseball exhibit titled “Take Me Out to The Ball Game ... More than a Game” to open in late July.
The timeline 1865 to present is already on display with highlights of  local and national events. 
The downtown museum has on loan from Shawn Guy, owner of Beaver Creek Antique Market, Bryce Harper’s signed uniform. Harper played for the Hagerstown Suns last summer and now is in the Major Leagues with the Washington Nationals.
Discovery Station is collecting items of local historic and current interest and also of national interest. Discovery Station will accept appropriate items as a “loan” or as a “permanent loan” with proper identification. The display cases will be secured.
For more information, call 301-790-0076.

Block party
The fourth annual Locust Point Block Party will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. on Ray Street.
Attendees can enjoy a day with their neighbors and learn about the Neighborhoods 1st program and available city services.
There will be presentations by the Hagerstown Police Department canine and bike units and by Hagerstown Fire Department on fire prevention and safety. Free hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be provided by the city.
Sign up at the Locust Point Market and bring a covered dish to share at the block party.
Entertainment will be provided by Sisko System DJ. Skates and small toddler toys will be permitted. Free chalk and bubbles will be available for the children.
There will be door prizes of gift cards to use at local businesses.
For more information, call Lynda at 301-992-6943 or send an email to

Cruise-in planned
The Mason-Dixon Region Automobile Club of America will hold its annual car show/cruise- in Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Washington County Agricultural Education Center.
The event will include a car corral and a free flea market. All items are welcome for the flea market. 
There will be Model T driving lessons, food and a bake sale. 
Dash plaques will be given to the first 75 vehicles registered. Registration costs $8 per vehicle and $8 per car corral space at the gate. All cars are welcome. There will be no judging. Door prizes will be given away.
There will be a display area for Chevrolet cars in celebration of 100 years of Chevrolet.
To register a vehicle and for information, call 717-267-0549 or show up before 10 a.m. on the day of the show.

Diabetes group to meet
The Diabetes Support Group at Walnut Towers will meet Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the eighth floor community room.  
The program will be “Eating Healthy on a Budget,” presented by Lisa Moran, community health advocate with Priority Partners. 
The group is open to individuals who live at Walnut Towers, but anyone can attend.  
For more information, call Lisa McCoy, Nutrition and Wellness Services, at 240-313-3360 (TTY  240-313-3391) at the Washington County Health Department. 

Vacation Bible school
Emmanuel United Methodist Church will hold its “Operation Overboard” vacation Bible school from June 24 to 28 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day.
The classes are for those ages 4 to adult. Activities include Bible stories, games, crafts and music.
The church is at 802 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown.
For more information, call 301-733-4720.

Lions Club
Tuesday — Business and administrative meeting.

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