YMCA Achievers to hold open house

The Hagerstown YMCA Achievers will host its annual program kickoff/open house Sunday, Sept. 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the YMCA’s multipurpose room.

The program’s goal is to encourage educational and career goals for students in grades six to 12.

Registration is available at the YMCA front desk, or students can register at the event. 

The program costs $50 for YMCA members and $75 for nonmembers. Financial scholarships are available for those who qualify.

The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Deborah Phillips, director, at 301-739-3990, ext. 4239.


Breakfast planned Saturday at church

The Men of Ebenezer AME Church, 40 W. Bethel St., will hold breakfast Saturday, starting at 8 a.m.

The menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, fried potatoes, juice, and/or coffee.

The breakfast costs $6 Proceeds will benefit the Men’s Day event.


Financial workshop to be held Tuesday

A financial literacy workshop will be held Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Robert W. Johnson Community Center, 109 W. North Ave.

For more information, call 301-790-0203.


Blossom School classes to start

The Blossom School of Etiquette will start its new classes Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hagerstown Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Prospect St.

The eight-week program is free. It is geared for girls ages 7 to 17.

The classes are instructed in a fun and interactive manner and include role-playing, hands-on activities, handouts, and dining tutorial concluding with a graduation.

Some subjects planned are personal growth/positive self-image, first impression, visual poise, fashion image, communication refinement, confidence building, social issues and other topics.

For more information, call Ladetra Robinson 240-520-4096 or send an email to bsetiquette@yahoo.com.


After-school program offerd at Johnson center

Robert W. Johnson Community Center is offering piano lessons Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m.; cooking classes on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m.; and on Tuesdays there will be a literary and performing arts program titled “Peace” at 5 p.m.

The classes are geared for those ages 6 to 18.

To register, call 301-790-0203.


South High alumni group to meet Sept. 12

South Hagerstown High School’s Rebel Alumni Association will meet Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. in the school’s media center.

Items on the agenda include golf tournament results, the Sept. 21 yard sale at the school, and the homecoming tailgate party.

Alumni from all graduating classes are invited to attend. 

For more information, go to www.shhsrebelalumni.org.


Heritage festival canceled at church

The Community Heritage Festival previously scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Zion Baptist Church parking lot has been canceled.

A new date for next year will be announced.


Diabetes group plans meeting

The Diabetes Support Group at Walnut Towers will meet Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 1:30 p.m. in the eighth-floor community room.

 Amanda Distefano, from the Washington County Health Department and John Lipscomb, from Advanced Diabetic Solutions, will present “Your Feet: How to Prevent Falls and Diabetic Shoe Fittings.”

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

For more information, call Mary McPherson at 240-313-3349.


Share your news about events in area

Send news by email to aroundjonathanstreet@gmail.com; mail the information to Madge D. Miles, c/o The Herald-Mail Co., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown MD 21741; or call 301-791-7647.

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