Museum to hold membership meeting

March 10, 2013|Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts’ annual membership meeting will be Thursday, March 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. 
Breakfast begins at 9 a.m. in the Howard and Anne Kaylor Atrium and ends with the review of the year, which begins at 9:45 a.m. in the Bowman Concert Gallery. 
To attend, RSVP by March 15.
The highlight of the meeting will be the presentation of the volunteer of the year award. 
Al Martin, chairman of the museum’s membership committee, will kick off the spring membership drive.
Rebecca Massie Lane, musuem director, will provide a year in review and the morning will conclude with the drawing of the annual raffle winners.

Art in Bloom event
The 11th annual Art in Bloom, hosted this year by the Hagerstown Garden Club, will be held at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts March 22 and 23.
It will display the creativity of interpreting paintings, sculptures and decorative arts using floral arrangements.
Garden clubs, educational groups and organizations from the region will participate. The event is free and open to the public.  
A preview evening catered by LJ’s and The Kat Lounge will be held Friday, March 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. The reception costs $30 per person and will allow attendees to be the first to view the arrangements while they are at their greatest freshness.
Advanced reservations only are available at the museum. Space is limited to 350 people; no walk-ins will be allowed. All proceeds  from the weekend will benefit free admission and art programs at the  museum. 
The floral interpretations will continue Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An opportunity to help sponsor Art in Bloom is available through Wednesday. For more information, call 301-739-5727.

Photographic presentation
“Passion Through the Lens — A Photographic Journey into the Wild,” will be presented by Jim Kern on Sunday, March 24, at 2:30 p.m. at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
The show is being held in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition of the 80th Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon. 
Tickets cost $5 for nonmembers and are free for museum members and those ages 12 and younger. 
Tickets are available by calling the museum at 301-739-5727 and will also be available at the door.
Attendees will see photos from around the world with photographer Jim Kern as he shares stories and photographs that demonstrate how he parlayed his passion for wildlife photography and backpacking into a lifelong endeavor. 

Alumni to meet Thursday at school
The South Hagerstown High School Alumni Association will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. in the school’s media center.
The agenda will include scholarships, the annual golf tournament and an alumni football game. All graduates of South High are welcome to attend.
For more information, go to  

Bingo event planned April 21
A Bags (Thirty-One) and bucks bingo will be held Sunday, April 21, at the Elks Lodge in Hagerstown.
There will be 10 bag prizes and 20 cash prizes. The event will include raffles, tip jars, King Tuts and a 50-50 drawing.
Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
Lunch is included in the price of the ticket.
Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at noon and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Baked goods and sodas will be available to purchase.
Participants must be 18 to play.
The event is sponsored by Tri-State Raven’s Nest 12 and proceeds will benefit its annual scholarship fund.
For tickets, call Kim Wesmiller at 301-432-6933.
The Elks Lodge is at 11063 Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown.

Travelogue series concludes March 20
The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown concludes its 38th season of the Travelogue series with “Korea, Land of the Morning Calm” on Wednesday, March 20. 
The program begins at 7 p.m. in the South Hagerstown High School auditorium.
The presenter will be Buddie Hatton.
Single-admission tickets are sold at the door on show night. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Proceeds help the club support charities in Washington County.
For more information, call 301-739-1981.

Discovery Station
The Saturday Plus program for Saturday will be “Microscopy Images You Can’t See” in the vision exhibit. It will start at 2 p.m. at Discovery Station in downtown Hagerstown.
Lions Club
Tuesday — Mimi Dickenson will talk about the Barbara Ingram Foundation.

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