Children's Village to host Kids Alive Fest

May 12, 2013|Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown

Children’s Village to host Kids Alive Fest

Children’s Village of Washington County will host its 22nd annual Kids Alive Fest Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission is free. The event will be held rain or shine.

Scheduled activities: helicopter landing, 11 a.m., Maryland State Police Aviation, weather/emergency calls permitting; K-9 demonstration, noon (Maryland Correctional Institution); auto extrication demonstration, 1 p.m. (Maugansville Fire Co.); and Ronald McDonald Safety Show, 2 p.m.

Additional activities: Child IDs using MdCHIP program (Grand Lodge of Maryland). Representatives from area organizations will participate with safety-related displays and/or activities.

There will be continuous tours of the Power of Fire House. Families also will have the opportunity to complete safety stations throughout the day to experience what students coming to Children’s Village learn during the school year.


Tickets can be purchased for some activities, including mini car rides and fire hose spraying challenge (Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co.).

Food provided by Downsville Ruritan Club and funnel cakes provided by Williamsport Lions Club will be sold.

The event sponsor is Volvo Powertrain.

Children’s Village, on Mount Aetna Road in Hagerstown, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free life-safety education to elementary school children in the county. 

Organist to perform

Christ Reformed Church, at 130 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown, will present organist Cheryl Wilson in a recital Sunday at 3 p.m.

Wilson has been the organist at the church for six years, as well as an area soloist. Among the songs she will perform will be “Toccata and Fugue” in D minor by J.S. Bach and on piano a “Tribute to the Arranger Mark Hayes,” which will include “The Old Rugged Cross, He Leadth Me.” 

A reception will follow the concert.

A freewill offering will be taken to support the church’s organ fund. 

For more information, call 301-733-4144.

Barbecue bingo blast

Western Enterprise Fire Co. will hold a barbecue bingo blast Sunday at the fire department, 526 Washington Square.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 1:30 p.m.

Each game will be played for meat products.

The kitchen will be open for food purchases, and raffles and tip jars will be available.

Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

To purchase tickets, call Annette at 301-992-6151.

Diabetes support group to meet May 30

The Diabetes Support Group at Walnut Towers will meet Thursday, May 30, at 1:30 p.m. in the eighth-floor community room. 

The program will be “America’s Epidemic: What’s in Your Future?” presented by Lisa Moran from Priority Partners.

The support group is open to individuals who live at Walnut Towers and anyone in the community.

For more information, contact Lisa McCoy, nutrition and wellness services, at 240-313-3360; TTY 240-313-3391.

This forum is for educating individuals with diabetes to help manage their disease and to gain support from others. It is sponsored by the Washington County Health Department, Hagerstown Housing Authority and the Washington County Commission on Aging.


A piano recital and brunch with Thomas Pendolfi will be held Sunday, June 30, at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

The Bowman Gallery is limited  to the first 100 people.

The concert costs $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

Additional seating will be available in the Kerstein Gallery for the concert only. Tickets there cost $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. The gallery is limited to 25 seats.

To reserve a spot, call 301-739-5727.

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