Lions Club to hold Friendship Day

April 01, 2013|Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown

On Tuesday, the Hagerstown Lions Club will hold its annual  Friendship Day when members invite others in the community to the club to experience the friendship, fellowship and enthusiasm of the Lions Club and learn more about its service to the community and what Lions Clubs International is doing throughout the world.

This is a time to introduce a friend, relative or associate to the Hagerstown Lions Club. 

A new member induction is also scheduled for Tuesday’s meeting. Member Chris Brunner will sponsor Ryan Burns.

Civil War lecture planned at museum

Christopher Frisby will be featured as the eighth of 11 speakers in the year-long Civil War Lecture Series presented by the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

Offered monthly through July, the lectures are held in conjunction with the museum’s headline exhibition, “Valley of the Shadow,” commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War in Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania. 


Speakers for the Thursday evening series are drawn from regional experts, historians, authors and preservationists.  

Attendees can have dinner in the museum’s Kaylor Atrium at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture in the museum’s Bowman Concert Gallery at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, Frisby will present his lecture, “Paths to Glory: Select Stories of African-American Trailblazers from Mercersburg to Hagerstown.”

South High Class of 1961

The South Hagerstown High School Class of 1961 will meet for lunch Saturday, April 20, at noon at the former Mountain Gate Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa. All classmates and their spouses are invited.

Shepherd Univ. to hold honors recital at museum              

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, in association with the Music Department at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va., will present the annual honors recital Sunday, April 14, at 2:30 p.m.  

The recital is sponsored in part by Cinda and Spence Perry. It is free and open to the public. A reception, hosted by members of the museum’s volunteer organization, the Singer Society, will follow the concert.

This will be the 10th year the recital has taken place at the museum and the 12th year the Shepherd music department has honored its outstanding student performers.

Established in 2000 by Scott Beard, the first recital took place as part of the Reynolds Hall Recital Series and provides an additional performance opportunity for the students, as well as a chance to showcase the talented musicians.

The students performing in the recital were selected and nominated from the numerous recitals, juries and other performances at Shepherd University each semester.

The program will feature solo and ensemble works for voice, piano, strings, bassoon, percussion and saxophone, encompassing works by American and European composers. 

The performers selected are: Nathan Arch of Hagerstown, piano; Tyler Arnold, Burlington, W.Va., comp, trumpet; Allyson Bayer of Hedgesville, W.Va., voice; Ian Karraka of Boonsboro violin, comp; Alana Gondeck of Frederick, Md., bassoon; Justin Loizos of Bunker Hill, W.Va., sax, jazz; Christina Oliver of Hagerstown percussion; and Eduardo Rivera of Frederick, voice.

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