'Courageous' to be shown

February 01, 2013|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

The Zion Baptist Church ministry will show the movie “Courageous” Saturday at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church, 61 W. Bethel St. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. 

Admission costs $2 per person and there will be free popcorn and drinks. Hot dogs will be available for purchase.

All proceeds will benefit the church’s outreach efforts.

Dinners continue

The ladies of Ebenezer AME Church, 40 W. Bethel St., are continuing their fundraising with a fish and chicken wing dinner Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.

The menu includes fried fish or chicken wings, fried potatoes, coleslaw and bread.

The meal costs $8. It will be eat in or takeout.

Movie night

Bridge of Life Church, 14 S. Potomac St., will hold movie night Saturday, starting at 7 p.m.

The movie, popcorn and drinks are free.

To find out the name of this weekend’s “featured” movie, call the church at 301-791-1674.


Canine games night

On Friday, Feb. 8, the Peaceable Paws dog training center in Fairplay will host canine games night at 7 p.m.

The games include fast recalls, find it and musical sits and downs

The games cost $5 per dog and all proceeds go to an animal charity.

For more information call 301-582-9420.

Health department to hold tobacco program     

Tobacco Free for Life Program classes will be held Monday, Feb. 4,  Thursday, Feb. 7,  Monday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 14, from 11 a.m. to noon 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 (TDD/TTY 240-313-3391).

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Send news by email to; mail the information to c/o Madge D. Miles, The Herald-Mail Co., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741; or call  301-791-7647.

Black History Month

As Black History Month is celebrated in February, we celebrate African-American Astronauts:

Dr. Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman in space who flew on the space shuttle Endeavour, on the STS-47 mission. She earned a doctorate in medicine degree from Cornell University and served as the Area Peace Corps Medical Officer for Sierra Leone and Liberia in West Africa.

Maj. Robert Lawrence was the first African-American selected to be an astronaut in a proposed Air Force space program called the Manned Orbiting Laboratory; however he died in a plane crash during a training mission before he had an opportunity to fly into space.

Guion Bluford was the first African-American astronaut to orbit the Earth and was also a colonel in the U.S. Air Force and flew as a mission specialist on the space shuttle.

Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. was the first African-American to walk in space; on the STS-63 mission, which was carried out Feb. 2-11, 1995. Harris earned a doctorate in medicine from Texas Tech University School of Medicine.

And Ronald McNair was the second African-American astronaut to orbit the Earth who was an MIT physicist. He flew on the space shuttle Challenger in February 1984 and was later killed with six other astronauts in the Challenger disaster on Jan. 28, 1986.

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