Local Events

April 12 - Discovery Station Family Titanic Celebration

On Sunday April 12, Discovery Station is hosting a complimentary Family Titanic Celebration of the joyous sailing of the Titanic in 1912. The museum will be honoring Norman Little, the builder of the museum's 15-foot long replica of the Titanic on display at Discovery Station. The master builder will be dressed as Captain John Smith and students from the Barbara Ingram Performing Arts School will be customed as Titanic passengers circulating among the guests. Titanic refreshments will be served in the Explorer Cafe, on the second floor. This fun event is from 2:30-4:30. Come have you photo taken in the Titanic Third Class Cabin! Discovery Station is located at 101 West Washington Street in Hagerstown.

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April 12 - St. Paul Special Event: Shippensburg University Choir Concert

St. Paul Special Events is pleased to welcome the Shippensburg University Choir and Madrigal Singers in concert on Sunday, April 12, at 7:00 PM, in the church nave located at 750 Norland Avenue, Chambersburg, PA.  Under the direction of Elizabeth Shoenfelt, the choirs will present a varied program of sacred and secular music written by North American composers from the early American colonial days through present day.  The program features fun, updated arrangements of folk music, spirituals, and complex, reflective works by modern composers.  The concert choir is a mixed vocal ensemble of 45 voices selected by audition.  The Madrigal Singers is an ensemble of 24 voices selected by audition. There is no admission charge.  For more information, call the church office at 717-267-3085 or Linda Strickler at 717-263-4975.

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April 4 - Shiloh Church Easter Egg Hunt

EASTER EGG HUNT AT SHILOH CHURCH Shiloh United Methodist Church, at 19731 Shiloh Church Road in Hagerstown, will host an Easter Egg Hunt 0n Saturday April 4th starting at 1:00p.m. at the church. The event is for those 13 and younger. For more information please visit us at: www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com or call 301-797-4083.

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April 9 - St. Mark's Episcopal Church Prayer Service

St. Mark’s to commemorate the end of the Civil war with bell ringing On Thursday, April 9, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church holds a prayer service to commemorate the end of the Civil War beginning at 3 PM in the Historic Church located at 18313 Lappans Road. At 3:15 PM, attendees will be invited to help with a four minute ringing of the steeple bell. Following the bell ringing, the service closes with prayers and music. At the end of the service, visitors are welcome to visit the recently restored slave gallery and view two historic markers on the church campus. St. Mark’s has been exploring the history of slavery in connection with the Episcopal Church, as well as marking the church’s use as a field hospital following the battles of Antietam and Gettysburg. The Church participated in the “Trial of Souls” commemoration connected with the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland to mark the emancipation of slaves in Maryland last November and is mentioned as one of the sites for African American history by the Washington county Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. The service and bell ringing are open to the public. Information about the history of slaves at St. Mark’s is on the church website: Visit www.stmarkslappans.org for information on the location of the Church.

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April 2015 - American Red Cross Blood Donor Opportunies

Spring into action and donate blood with the Red Cross (March 31, 2015) – The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this spring by giving blood. Donated blood is perishable and must be constantly replenished to keep up with the demand. Red blood cells, with a shelf life of only 42 days, are the most frequently transfused blood component, and are always needed by hospitals. Eligible donors can give red cells through either a regular whole blood donation or a double red cell donation, where available. Double red cell donations yield twice the usual amount of red cells in a single appointment and are accepted at select donation locations. Double red cell donors must meet additional eligibility criteria, which will be determined at the donation appointment. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. Whole blood can be donated every 56 days, and double red cells may be donated every 112 days, up to three times per year. To find a donation opportunity or make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Upcoming blood donation opportunities MD Washington Hagerstown 4/18/2015: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., American Red Cross Hagerstown, 1131 Conrad Court Smithsburg 4/20/2015: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Fire Hall, North Main Street Hagerstown 4/22/2015: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Red Cross Hagerstown, 1131 Conrad Court 4/27/2015: 1:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., American Red Cross Hagerstown, 1131 Conrad Court Williamsport 4/27/2015: 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., American Legion, 400 American Legion Avenue Hagerstown 4/29/2015: 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Robinwood, 11110 Medical Campus 4/29/2015: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., American Red Cross Hagerstown, 1131 Conrad Court PA Franklin Mont Alto 4/16/2015: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Penn State University Activity Center, 1 Campus Drive Chambersburg 4/20/2015: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Chambersburg Recreation Center, 235 South Third Street 4/24/2015: 1:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Chambersburg Mall, 864 Chambersburg Mall Waynesboro 4/24/2015: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Waynesboro Area High School, 550 East Second Street Chambersburg 4/25/2015: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Chambersburg Mennonite Church, 1800 Philadelphia Ave Fayetteville 4/25/2015: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 150 Norlo Drive Mercersburg 4/27/2015: 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Mercersburg Academy Keil Hall, 300 East Seminary Street Chambersburg 4/28/2015: 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wilson College Laird Hall, 1015 Philadelphia Avenue

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April 18 - Washington County Master Gardeners Free Workshop

HAGERSTOWN –Washington County Master Gardeners will hold a free workshop on growing vegetables in containers on Saturday, April 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Western Maryland Hospital Center at 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown. Participants will learn what vegetables grow well in containers and how to choose containers and soil. The class requires no registration and will be held rain or shine. Guests should bring sun protection and garden gloves. To learn more, call Will Godwin at 301-331-3514.

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April 7 - Interfaith Coalition of Washington County Lecture

The Interfaith Coalition of Washington County will present a program on Thursday, April 9 at 7pm at Christ's Reformed Church , 130 W. Franklin Street Hagerstown.   Dr. Karen Gray, Phd, instructor in philosophy, history and literature for non-credit courses at Hagerstown Community College and Frederick Community colleges will present an illustrated lecture on the misunderstandings that occur between people of faith and those who define themselves as non-theists. "There is much diversity of thought. We must be careful about defining people and assuming we understand the nature of their beliefs. We must train ourselves to let others define themselves and what they mean when they use words such as atheist or agnostic. For more information contact Ed Poling at 301-766-9005 or  elpoling1@gmail.com.

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