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Community Relations/Crime Prevention, Washington County Sheriff's Office is Hosting 2 Events:
May 11 from 10 am until 2 pm at the Greenfest Event in Boonsboro’s Shaffer Park - Collecting Prescription Medications
The second event is a drug collection and shredding event on May 18 from 9 am until 1 pm at the Hagerstown Premium Outlets. We will be located in the parking area near the Long Horn Steak House entrance to the Outlets. Citizens can bring up to 3 boxes of documents to have shredded and as many prescriptions medications as they want.
|Mt. Nebo UMC will be hosting another Community Meal on Saturday, May 11th with the meal being served from 5-7pm. Following the meal we will have an evening of fun for all ages from 7-9pm with Just Dance, Country Dance and more. This month will be a Southern-Style Louisiana Catfish Fry with french fries, coleslaw, macaroni & cheese and applesauce. For dessert there will be homemade fruit cobblers with soft ice cream to top it off! Each month just seems to get better and more fun for those that have joined us. Invite your family, friends, neighbors…anyone you can think of and come on out and have a wonderful meal, some fun and some laughs! This event is held in our Family Life Center, which is handicapped accessible from the street entrance or the back parking lot Preschool entrance. Mt. Nebo is located at 134 S. Main Street in Boonsboro (across from Reeder’s Memorial Home). For more information, please contact Rob & Toni Wetzel at 301-432-5763 or the church office at 301-432-8741.||
The Washington County Master Gardener Volunteers will offer four plant clinics at the Historic Hagerstown City Farmers' Market this month:
May 4 when we explore how good gardening practices can help the Chesapeake Bay,
May 11 when we offer information on how succulents can make lovely arrangements,
May 18 when we take a look at Companion Planting for your garden.
May 18 at the Children's Learning area in Market Alley children will be offered opportunities to investigate insects that they might see in their yards. 8:30 - 10:30
May 11 Smithsburg Library 10AM - 1PM Master Gardeners will host a plant clinic on Container Plantings for Vegetables, and a Children's Learning Activity where children and their parents can explore the world of Insects.
Pond Bank Independent Church, 6704 White Rock Road,
Chambersburg, will host a Bible Conference on Mon., May 20, 7 pm, sponsored
by the Fellowship of Bible
Churches. The speaker will be Rev. Bruce Dick, pastor of Berean Bible Fellowship, State Line, Pa., speaking on "Abraham." Contact Rev. Mervil Stambaugh, 717-264-8559, for more information.
US FOR THE 2013 WESTERN MARYLAND KIDNEY WALK!
May 19, 2013 at
Greenbrier State Park
HERE for more information and to register
JOIN US FOR THE 2013 WESTERN MARYLAND KIDNEY WALK!
May 19, 2013 at Greenbrier State Park
CLICK HERE for more information and to register
Longmeadow Church of the Brethren Silent Auction & Spaghetti Dinner
Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 3 - 6 pm,
A LIVE auction will begin at 6 pm. There will also be LIVE entertainment.
The meal includes spaghetti, coleslaw, applesauce, garlic bread, dessert & drink. Cost is by donation.
This will benefit our missionaries David & Fran Irving's return to Brazil.
Sponsored by Longmeadow Church of the Brethren
19642 Longmeadow Rd., Hagerstown, MD 21742
Questions call 301-733-3250.
A Quilters’ Journey 2013 Quilt Show
Friday July 19th 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday July 20th 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Falling Springs Presbyterian Church
221 North Main Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Held in conjunction with Chambersfest
For more guild information visit
SATURDAY MAY 25, 2013 9 A.M. - 2 P.M.
CHRIST REFORMED UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
22514 CAVETOWN CHURCH RD. CAVETOWN MD 21720
CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES
HOT DOGS, SLOPPY JOES, AND DRINKS WILL BE FOR SALE
CRAFT VENDORS ( FROM OUR CONGREGATION)
ENJOY SWEET TREATS AND GOOD EATS IN A WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE
COME AND SEE WHAT OUR CHURCH HAS TO OFFER
The Rohrersville Cornet Band of Washington County will open its 277th season on Sunday, May 19. The Spring Concert in the Band Hall on Main Street, Rohrersville, will begin at 3:00 p.m. Holly Feather will direct the band as it performs concert favorites and introduces new compositions. Sherry Kemp (flute) and Jack Emanuelson (trumpet) will be featured soloists.
The concert is free and open to all. Donations are accepted and appreciated. Light refreshments served.
The next appearance of the Rohrersville Band will be at the Memorial Day Commemoration and Parade in Sharpsburg on Saturday, May 25. The concert at 11:45 a.m. follows the wreath-laying at Town Hall, Main Street.
Information at Rohrersvilleband.com and 301 992 9767.
Sample City Center Talent and Cuisine at "A Taste of the Arts"
Pairing great restaurants and entertainment, the Taste of the Arts Event is being held in Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District on Thursday, May 16, 2013. The event will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Downtown Hagerstown. A Taste of the Arts is being sponsored by the Downtown Alliance and the City of Hagerstown. The net proceeds will assist The Maryland Theatre, Washington County Arts Council and Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation.
Participants will be able to listen and view local artists at work while simultaneously tasting culinary sample treats from 12 venues. The venues for the event include:CLICK HERE to read more
The Humane Society of Washington County, Inc. has scheduled three Rabies, Microchip and Dog License Clinics in 2013. Clinics will be held on:
June 29, 2013, 10am-2pm, at Smithsburg High School, (Upper Parking Lot), 66 N. Main St.
September 28, 10 am – 2pm, at the annual Bark in the Park event, Hager House, 110 Key St Hagerstown, MD 21740
Please note all dogs must be leashed or in carriers, and all ferrets and cats must be in carriers. Animals must be at least 4 months of age to be vaccinated. You must bring previous Rabies Certificate to receive a 3 year Vaccination and Certificate. The cost of the rabies vaccinations will be $7.00 per animals, Microchips will be $15.00 per animal.
Washington County Dog Licenses will be available for:
1 year License - $5.00, 2 year License - $9.00, 3 year License - $13.00, Lifetime License - $25.00 (Lifetime is only available if dog has received its second 3-year Rabies Vaccine)
As of Jan. 1, 2011, the Washington County Dog Licenses will run concurrent with the expiration of the Rabies Certificates. The Lifetime Dog License is only available to dogs that have received their SECOND 3 year rabies vaccination. Certificates for both vaccinations must be presented.
The Humane Society of Washington County is located at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown, MD. Visit our website, www.hswcmd.org, for information on animal related issues, directions to the shelter and information about our programs and services
Hagerstown-Washington County Calendar of Events Just Released: Events for April 2013 through September 2013 Available from Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau
CVB Hagerstown-Washington County Calendar is Bigger and Better Than Ever; Free of Charge!
(Hagerstown, MD) -- The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has just released the April 2013 through September 2013 edition of its Calendar of Events. The robust four-color event calendar brochure is being distributed, with almost 50,000 copies of the fold-out Calendar of Events being sent by the CVB throughout the Mid-Atlantic, and the nation.
For more information, and to view an on-line version of the Calendar of Events, see: www.marylandmemories.com. The online calendar also includes additional listings, which didn’t make the printed brochure. Also, the online version is continually updated.
Free Weekly Walking Group at Fairgrounds Park
The City of Hagerstown Parks & Recreation Division announces a new partnership with HEAL of Washington County, a new non-profit focused on preventing and reducing the prevalence of obesity through promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles. On Saturday, April 20, HEAL will be moving its free weekly FitWalks to Fairgrounds Park. The Parks & Recreation Division is excited to host this new health and fitness program previously held at North Hagerstown High School's track.
HEAL FitWalks is a free weekly walking group for all ages to be held each Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. Led by area fitness professionals, the walks are geared for beginner and intermediate fitness levels. Participants will be able to learn and ask questions as they walk. This program will be continuing every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Walkers are encouraged to register online at http://healfitwalks2-eorg.eventbrite.com/ or call (301) 991-0899. The group meets at the pavilion to the right of Parking Lot A, which is located just above the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex. Access the park from the main entrance off Cleveland Avenue, and take a right to follow the signs to the ice rink and softball and soccer fields.
Fairgrounds Park is the City’s largest active recreation park and is located at 351 N. Cleveland Avenue. Walking and fitness trails are offered at the park, as well as many sports-related activities.
HEAL’s mission is working toward the prevention of obesity for a healthier community. The City of Hagerstown's Parks & Recreation Division strives to facilitate programs that focus on making Hagerstown a healthier and more active community. Therefore, partnering together on this event seemed like a perfect fit. The programs will benefit citizens of the community by offering free activities to those who may not have access to other health and fitness programs.
For more information, please visit www.healofwashingtoncounty.org or call the HEAL office at (301) 991-0899. For more information about the City of Hagerstown's Parks & Recreation Division, please visit www.hagerstownmd.org or call (301) 739-8577 x 180.
Sites where used eyeglasses can be dropped off for collection by the Hagerstown Lions Club.
These are not all of our collection points, but are those locations that have agreed to receive drop offs from the public during normal operating hours.
Hager Optical, 251 E. Baltimore St.
Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St.
Longmeadow Eye Care, Longmeadow Shopping Center, 1545 Potomac Ave.
Allegany Optical, Lyles Bldg., 19336 Leitersburg Pike
Allegany Optical, Hagerstown Commons,1725 Dual Highway
Allegany Optical, Valley Mall
America�s Best, 17223 Kohl Rd.
Penney�s, Valley Mall
And any Hagerstown Lions Club member who can turn them in at the club's weekly luncheon meetings.
We collect eyeglasses of any description, with or without cases, as well as empty cases.
We can no longer accept lenses alone since they are no longer being received and distributed by our shipper.
All eyeglasses collected go to clinics and distribution points serving those without resources in impoverished areas.
The HCC Alumni Association
invites you to join us for HCC's 9th Annual Red, White and Blue Concert
Fort Frederick State Park Will Host French & Indian War 250th Anniversary Event Maryland Colonial Heritage Event
Big Pool, MD- Three 18th Century Military Powers in North America, the French, the British and Woodland Indian Nations will return to Maryland to re-create the incredible events that changed the world. The major battles of the Seven Years War in North America or the French & Indian War 1756-1763 will be presented at Fort Frederick State Park on the weekend of July 26-27-28, 2013.
The historic stone fort, Fort Frederick, will be the backdrop for over 1,000 period costumed living historians bringing to life Colonial Maryland. “The focus is on education and the understanding of our world history,” said Tom Vogeley, a Maryland high school history teacher and British Officer for the event. “Where else can a family see a 1757 Woodland Indian Summer Camp, and walk among them?”
During the event a time and place will be set aside to meet a historical character. Meet a “Molly,” a military engineer, a seamstress, a surgeon, a French Officer, a wood wright, an artillerist, a wampum maker and many more characters.
The Friends of Fort Frederick will host the event starting on Friday, July 26th. “The Friends will bring over 40 artisans and period goods sellers to make even shopping an education experience,” said Ralph Young, a member of the Friends group.
This special event is brought to you by the Maryland State Parks, the Friends of Fort Frederick, The Grand Encampment Council and the main sponsor, the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
This Maryland 250th Anniversary of the French & Indian War Event will be open to the public from 10 am to 5 pm each day. Parking
is free. A special event service fee will be charged.
Fort Frederick is located off Interstate 70, Exit 12 at State Route 56 near Big Pool, MD 21711
HAGERSTOWN LIGHT DEPARTMENT OFFERS FREE THERMOSTATS
The City of Hagerstown Light Department customers are now able to apply for a free programmable thermostat. To qualify, individuals must be a Hagerstown Light Department customer in good standing; own their home; have a total household income of less than $72,850; have an existing, working, non-programmable whole house thermostat; and have gas, oil or electric heat and a central electric cooling system. Individuals who qualify can call 301-790-2600 and ask about the Free Programmable Thermostat Installation. CLICK HERE to read more
The University of Maryland Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC) phone hotline and website provides free answers to gardening questions and access to hundreds of free garden publications.
Specially trained Master Gardeners staff a toll-free hotline Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Anyone can ask a gardening question or get help diagnosing a garden problem by calling 1-800-342-2507.
You may also submit questions electronically by visiting the HGIC website at www.hgic.umd.edu. Click on the “Send a Question – FAQ” tab on the left and follow the directions. You can also submit a digital photo. CLICK HERE to read more.