Pet adoptions

March 17, 2013|Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown

The Humane Society of Washington County is hoping to increase adoptions through its March Madness adoption campaign this month.

All adoptable dogs and cats will be available for adoption at half off the normal adoption fee.  The adoption fee for dogs will be $75 and $35.50 for cats. 

 The adoption fee for dogs includes spaying/neutering; distemper, bordatella and rabies vaccinations, de-worming, flea treatment and microchipping.

Additionally, each dog will receive a free ID tag, one month free pet insurance and a complimentary examination by a participating Washington County veterinarian.

The cat adoption fee includes spaying/neutering, feline leukemia/FIV testing, distemper and rabies vaccinations, de-worming, microchipping, and flea treatment.

Each cat will receive an ID tag, one month free pet insurance and a complimentary examination by a participating Washington County veterinarian.

The shelter is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the adoption floor opening at 10 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.  to 7 p.m. with the adoption floor opening at 10 a.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the adoption floor opening at 10 a.m.

The humane society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to, for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

Discovery Station

On Saturday, Brittany Beggs, HM TV Channel 6’s meteorologist, will present “2013 — A Solar Maximum” during Discovery Station’s Saturday Plus program.

The program begins at 1 p.m.

It will be a discussion about sunspots and the solar cycle.

Saturday Plus programs are free with a full, all day access-paid museum admission or with annual memberships.

Downtown parking is free on weekends. There is on-site parking beside the museum off Summit Avenue opposite the county courthouse. The museum entrance is at 101 W. Washington St. 

For more information, call 301-790-0076 or go to

Rummage and bake sale

A rummage sale will be held Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave.

 Homemade baked goods, soups and other food will be for sale. 

The event is sponsored by Emmanuel’s United Methodist Women and will benefit the church and its missions.

Lions Club

Tuesday — The Hagerstown Lions Club’s business and administrative meeting will take place. 

Bingo event planned

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.

Chicken and waffle dinner

A chicken and waffle dinner will be held Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 141 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. 

The dinner is to benefit the Micah’s Backpack ministry.

Tickets cost $7 for adults, $3 for those ages 6 to 12, and are free for those ages 5 and younger.

For more information, call the church office at 301-790-2510 or go to

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