New classes at Blossom School of Etiquette

September 07, 2012|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

The Blossom School of Etiquette will begin new classes starting on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hagerstown Presbyterian Church, 20 South Prospect St.  

Young ladies ages 7 to 17 are invited to participate in free workshops. which include a variety of topics such as poise, assertiveness, social skills, table manners, manners, self-confidence, self-esteem and more.

For more information, contact Ladetra Robinson at 240-520-5676 or

Food sale at Second Christian Church

There will be a Mix/Match Food Blow Out Sale at Second Christian Church, 65 W. North Ave., on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Choose from several menus. Menu 1 includes fried chicken, potato salad and collard greens; menu 2 has fried fish, mac and cheese with collard greens; menu 3 includes barbecue ribs with baked beans and collard greens; and menu 4 has turkey salad and lettuce, deviled eggs, green beans with chips and pickles. All menus include a roll and a choice of cake or pie or cobbler and water or soda.


An $8 donation is requested. Dinners are available for eat-in or carry out.

For delivery, call Agnes at 301-797-0407.

YMCA Achievers program kicks off

The Hagerstown YMCA Achievers is accepting registrations for its program at the YMCA front desk.

Students in sixth through 12th grade are eligible for the program. 

The Achievers program is a successful mentoring program entering its ninth year and the goals are to provide exposure to educational and career opportunities as well as instill positive social values, and help minority students reach their full potential.  They also offer college scholarships to high school seniors.

The program offers educational sessions twice a month, providing information to help students make wise career choices in groups concentrating in art and culture, business, law and government, and medical.

Students also have access to the facility during the school year upon registration. In addition, the youth go on field trips that give students first-hand experience of the community. 

They also go on college tours.

The program costs $75; $50 for YMCA members.  Scholarships to the program are available for those who qualify.

To find out more about the achievers, a kick-off/open house is Sunday, Sept. 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the YMCA, 1100 Eastern Boulevard North in Hagerstown.  This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Deborah Phillips at 301-739-3990, ext. 4239.

Men’s Day celebration is next weekend

The pastor, presiding elder Darin Mency and the Men of Greater Campher Temple (King’s Apostle Church World Ministries), 125 W. Bethel St., invite the community and surrounding areas to celebrate with them at their Annual Men’s Day Celebration.   

First join them Saturday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. for Brethren Proclaiming the Word of Life with Deacon Michael Hutchison, Brother Sam Bowers, Deacon James Tinsley, Deacon Roderick Roberts and Elder Michael Jewell. There will be light refreshments following the service on Saturday.

The Proclamation of the Word with Deacon Tony Smith is at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. 

Annual Hispanic Festival is Sept. 16

The Hispanic Association of Hagerstown announces the sixth annual Hispanic Festival Sunday, Sept. 16, from noon to 6 p.m. at Fairgrounds Park, 420 N. Mulberry St. The festival will feature talent shows, contests and dancing where youth can enjoy a kid’s corner and face painting.

Also planned is a soccer tournament for youth for each age group. There will also be live bands and a DJ.

For more information, call Diana Reyes at 240-452-2723.

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