Dance group

August 08, 2013|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

The BTJ Dance Class performed in the Ballet and All That Jazz Dance Annual Spring Recital at the Maryland Theatre on Saturday, May 18. 

The class is a partner with Ballet and All That Jazz.

Classes are held at the Suman Avenue Community Building each Saturday during the school year,  The next session will begin Saturday, Sept. 7.

School-age girls and boys are welcomed to join the group.

Contact Carolyn Brooks at for more information on how to be a part of this dance group and perhaps we will see you at the next recital.

Summer camp’s last day

Friday is the last day of Summer Camp at the The Robert W. Johnson Community Center Inc.

To close out the program, a cookout and swimming (weather permitting) has been planned as well as parent/child activities from noon to 3 p.m.

Please contact the center at 301-790-0203 for more information.

Breakfast on Saturday

Sharon Temple #160 will host a breakfast Saturday at the Elks Lodge No. 278, 326 N.. Jonathan St. starting at 8 a.m.

The breakfast will  include eggs, bacon, sausage, fried potatoes and coffee or orange juice. 

The breakfast costs $6.

Food bank services

The Robert W. Johnson Community Center Inc. in a collaborative effort with the Maryland Food Bank will become a Mobile Food Pantry.

Each month, food will be delivered to the center and will be available to the community for distribution to qualified clients.

To qualify for food, each client must sign in and pick up food at the center on the specified dates and times.

Food will be available on a first come, first served basis and accepted in “as is” condition.

The first distribution will be from 2 to 6 p.m.  Friday, Aug. 30, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 3.

For more information, call the RWJCC at 301-790-0203.

Happy birthday

Happy birthday greetings are sent from Pleasant Hill, Calif., Atlanta, Ga., College Park, Md., and Hagerstown to Ruby (Ming) Wilson, who will celebrate her birthday on Sunday.

Happy Birthday, enjoy your special day!

Basketball End-of-Season Award ceremony 

The Ruth Monroe Summer Basketball League will have its End-of-Season Award Ceremony/Cookout/Splash Party from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Robert W. Johnson Community Center Inc., 109 W. North Ave.

The ceremony is free for all players, coaches, and gamekeepers.

The public is invited to attend. Tickets cost $2.50.

Come out and join in the celebration.

Financial literacy workshop is Tuesday

The next Financial Literacy Workshop will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Robert W. Johnson Community Center Inc., 109 W. North Ave.

State Farm agent Toni Sandridge will discuss budgeting, first-time home buying and more.

After-school program begins Aug. 21

The Robert W. Johnson Community Center Inc. after-school program runs from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Registration forms will be available at the center and online at

To attend, youth must be between the ages of 6 to 18 and will be offered the following services and programs, including homework, tutoring, book club, computer lab, Abrakadoodle Remarkable Arts, outdoor/indoor basketball, Spit Ur Peace, written and spoken word; piano lessons; Restore the Village mentorship program; cooking classes, and more.

Heartfelt thanks

The organizers of Grace Snively’s 100th birthday celebration want to thank all the volunteers and guests who made Mrs. Snively’s 100th birthday banquet as wonderful and lovely as they hoped it would be.  A special thank you goes to the florists who donated all the beautiful flowers; Kamelot Florist, Ben’s Flowers and Rooster Vane Gardens Florist.

And from the birthday centenarian herself, she says, “Many thanks to all the well-wishers who sent cards, gifts, flowers, phone calls, and the many who honored me by attending my 100th birthday party. It was such a memorable occasion. May God bless you all as you have blessed me greatly! Love, Grace Snively.”

The event, like the guest of honor, who has lived a humble, remarkable life, was a down-to-earth, yet uplifting and awe-inspiring celebration filled with love and warm and heartfelt remarks made by all who spoke. What an inimitable celebration it was. We should all be so fortunate to live as long and be so well loved.

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