Black history program Sunday at Memorial Rec

February 08, 2013|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

A Black History Month program will be held at Memorial Recreation Center, 109 W. North Ave., Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Members of the Doleman Heritage Museum will be in attendance and will display their art exhibit to the public.

Speakers scheduled for the event are several community members, including Linda Brooks, Stephen Bockmiller, Faith Crumbly, Charles Carey and the Pride Family.

There will also be a performance from piano solo artist Matthew Murray of Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.

Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

Kid’s fun night set at Bridge of Life

Kid’s Fun Night will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at Bridge of Life, 14 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

The event will include food and games.

It is for those ages 5 to 11.

For more information, call Linda King at 301-791-1674.

Love feast planned Saturday

Zion Baptist Church, 61 Bethel St., will host its annual love feast Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church.

A free turkey dinner will be provided for anyone who would like to attend.

The meal and fellowship are provided by Pastor Rickey A. Smith Sr. and his church members.

Black history program to be held Sunday, Feb. 17

New Life World Ministries will host a black history program Sunday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 901 Dual Highway.  

This year’s keynote speaker will be Pastor Jamaal Cooper.

This year’s guest will be Thomas Sligh of Treasures of the Heart Ministries, Frederick Md., and a skit will be provided by the youth of New Life Ministries.

The event will include praise, dance, song, readings from the Bible.

A dinner will be served. 

For more information, call 540-247-3830 or go to

Book club starting up

Have you been waiting to read a good book and share in discussion about what you read?

Well, the Sisters in Spirit Book Club will resume meeting in March and this year, some of the authors will attend and participate in the discussions.

It will start with a meet-and-greet event at the end of February.

The book club has been in existence for seven years.

The book club is also starting a young girls/teens book club. If you know of a young person who loves to read and would like to be a part of this club, call Ledetra Robinson at 240-520-5676 or send an email to

Neighborhood meeting planned at Bethel Gardens

Jonathan Street Collaborative Inc. will hold a workshop titled “A Bailout Plan for the Jonathan Street Community” Saturday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Bethel Gardens Community Center, 356 Henry Ave. in Hagerstown.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The community-wide forum will discuss the state of the neighborhood and how to organize resources and assets.

Register by Saturday online at

For more information, call 301-733-3350.

Earlier that day at Bethel Gardens, an “Ignite Your Career Bootcamp” will take place from 8 to 10 a.m.

A continental breakfast will be served.

Participants should bring three to five copies of their resumés.

The cost is $30.

Then from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a “God in the Garden” series will take place at Bethel Gardens.

The cost is $15 in advance.

Black History Month

As Black History Month continues, here are some first and great moments in the game of golf:

John Shippen plays in the second U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, where he worked as a caddie, at the age of 17; ties for sixth and wins $10. He goes on to play in five more U.S. Opens; George Grant invents the modern wooden golf tee; Lee Elder was the first African-American to play in the Masters as well as the first to play in the Ryder Cup; Ted Rhodes is the second African-American to play in the U.S. Open; Ann Gregory, becomes the first African-American player to enter the U.S. Women’s Amateur; Charlie Sifford becomes the first African-American player to earn a PGA Tour card and wins the 1967 Greater Hartford Open Invitational, the 1969 Los Angeles Open, as well as the 1975 PGA Seniors’ Championship and the 1980 Suntree Classic; Althea Gibson becomes the first African-American to compete on the LPGA Tour; Renee Powell is named The PGA’s First Lady of Golf; and Charlie Sifford becomes the first African-American to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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