Tobacco Free for Life program begins Oct. 29

October 24, 2012|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

A Tobacco Free For Life class begins Monday, Oct. 29. The class meets twice per week from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays and Thursdays, at Washington County Health Department, 1302 Pennsylvania Ave, and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Western Maryland Hospital Center, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. For more information or to register for class, call Paula Ernst at 240-313-3360.

Community Fall Fest is Saturday at rec center

The Memorial Recreation Center, 109 W. North Ave., is holding a Community Fall Fest from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission costs $1. There will be old school games including a sack race, egg throw, bobbing for apples and more. There will also be face painting and pumpkin decorating.

Following the fest, there will be a teen dance for grades six through 12 at the MLK Gym, 131 W. North Ave. Admission costs $2.

For more information, call Carla Dorn at 301-790-0203.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month event is Oct. 26


Help support the fight against breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness month and enjoy an evening of art at the 2012 Designer Cup Challenge hosted by Meritus Health and the John R. Marsh Cancer Center.

The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and will include a reception and auction. The event is at the Robinwood Professional Center in the Newman Auditorium, Suite 142, 11110 Medical Campus Road, east of Hagerstown.

You can bid on auction items while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and drinks from the Flying Dog Brewery.

Tickets cost $30 per person and you must be 21 years or older to attend. For more information, call 301-790-8907.

Basketball clinic is Saturday at Goretti

Boys and girls in fifth through 12th grade are invited to the 2012 Preseason Elite Skills Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Maria Goretti High School. Those who attend can meet camp director Lee Green, and alumni friends Phil “Boo” Lane, Rodney Gibson and Jen Piccolomini. They will teach focus skills that include ball handling, shooting, defender control, finishing moves and more. The cost is $40; bring a friend and receive $20 off registration. Register online at

Masquerade ball set for Oct. 26

The Friends of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum presents its Fifth Annual Masquerade Ball with a Cotton Club Twist” from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 26, at Cortland Mansion, 19411 Cortland Drive.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and masks are optional. The event will feature the unveiling of a new collection exhibit, raffles, live music by The Darrell Jackson Project, professional photographs by Youngblood Studios and Hagerstown native Naki (Claybon) Frierson as the mistress of ceremonies. The cost is $50 per person. For more information, call Teresa Harmon at 301-791-4826.

Kelly Wright to speak at Bridge of Life Church

Kelly Wright will be the guest speaker Sunday at the Bridge of Life Church, 14 S. Potomac St. Wright is a familiar face to those who watch Fox News where he is the co-anchor of “America’s News Headquarters Weekend.”  His travels have taken him to Iraq, several African nations, London, Paris, the White House and the Pentagon. Wright is a preacher and singer.

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