Around Town - March 18, 2009

Staff Writer
Washington Times-Reporter

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TAKE PRIDE IN WASHINGTON Citywide Clean-up Day April 18.

BRUSH PICKUP begins May 18.

LADIES DAY BRUNCH at Washington Christian Church, 9 a.m., March 28, Washington Christian Church, 1012 N. Main St., Washington. Program by three-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin, 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15, brunch and program; $10 program only. For tickets, contact church at 444-2550. For more info about Lynn Austin,

WASHINGTON AMERICAN LEGION POST 100 dance, 7-10 p.m., March 20. Music by Kenny Williams and the Coutry All Stars. $4 cover charge at the door. Food and beverages can be purchased.

FREE OIL CHANGES for single moms and widows March 21, Highview Church of God, 2442 Centennial Drive, Washington. Call church office at 745-9247 between 9 a.m.-noon Monday thru Friday. Have year, make and model of car and phone number when calling. Sign-up deadline, March 13.

CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CONNECTION “Spring In Your Step” luncheon and program, from 12:30-2 p.m. March 18, Countryside Banquet Facility, 659 School St., Washington. Representative from Clarks Shoes in Shoppes at Grand Prairie will present a parade of shoes. Speaker: Barbara Hoffner. Topic: “Walking this Marathon of Life.” Cost: $14, includes lunch program, tax and gratuity. Reservations due by March 12. Free childcare available by reservation only. Call Joy at 266-9254 or Peggy at 263-4054 for reservations or more info.

SENIOR DRIVING SAFETY Program, sponsored by RSVP and AARP, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 9 and 10, Washington Township Building, 58 Valley Forge Road, Washington. Fee of $14 for non AARP members due in advance ($12 for members). 682-8521.


“I HAVE A STORY TO TELL,” a panel of Washington residents reminiscing about the town’s past social events, schools and businesses, 7 p.m., March 23, Washington Presbyterian Church. Free and open to public. Presenters: Jim Funk, Ron Marshall, Carol Blye, Dean Essig and Martha Herm.


BOB DUBOIS, a retired Illinois crime scene investigator presents ins and outs of crime investigation, 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 19, library meeting room. Slides show actual murder scenes. No one under age 12 will be admitted.

MUSIC TOGETHER, a music program for young children and families presented by  Amie Yaniak, 11 a.m., March 28, library meeting room.

RED CROSS babysitting class for children age 12 and older, 9 a.m.-12:30, April 6 and 7, Washington District Library. Fee: $50. Pre-registration required.  Register by stopping at library,  or calling 444-2241.

SPRING BOOK SALE, sponsored by the Friends of the Washington Library pre-sale, April 24. First day of sale, April 25. Donated books accepted at the library after March 24. No out-of-date texts, magazines or religious tracts. For info, call 444-7621, or the library, 444-2241.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT at Washington District Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 1. Movie: “Rumpelstiltskin.”

BOB DUBOIS, retired Illinois crime scene investigator, presents the ins and outs of crime investigation from 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 19, Washington District Library meeting room, Five Points Washington. Slides show actual murder scenes. No one less than 12 years old will be admitted.


SHOP FOR A CURE! craft and vendor fair, sponsored by the Clovers for a Cure Relay For Life team, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., March 21 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on Main Street, Washington. Silent auction, raffle and bake sale featuring pastries from Denhart Baking Co. Proceeds benefit Washington Relay For Life.

WESLEY WALKERS, a Relay For Life team from Evangelical United Methodist Church, fundraising dinner, 5-6:30 p.m. March 21, Evangelical United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Menu: bar-b-que, baked beans, chips, hot dogs, dessert and soft drinks. Donations go to the American Cancer Society. Southern gospel music concert after dinner, 7 p.m. Free-will offering taken at concert. For info, call Don at 444-4342, or Jennita at 444-8346.


WASHINGTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 and 23 while school is in session, and 5:30 p.m. March 30 prior to the Meet the Candidates night sponsored by the Washington Education Association.

WASHINGTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL referendum committee will canvas Washington neighborhoods from 9 a.m.-noon March 14, 21, 28 and April 4. Your friends will be visiting with you, their neighbors, to share vital information in support of the WCHS Building Renovation/Addition referendum in advance of the April 7 election.


EUREKA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, healthcare provider CPR class, March 12. Heartsaver CPR, for the general public, March 19. Both classes, 6 p.m., Eureka Community Hospital, 101 S. Major St. Certificate will be mailed. Pre-approval required for participants less than age 14. Pre-registration required. $25 fee. To register, 467-2371, ext. 4004.

SUMMER CAMP 2009 MUSIC FESTIVAL presented by Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment and Jam Productions Ltd., May 22, 23, & 24 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe. Bands include Les Claypool, Gomez. Call 1-800-514-ETIX, or on-line at for tickets.

EUREKA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, free breast health/breast cancer prevention program “Hersday,” 7-8 p.m. March 12. Presentation by Gwen Buchanan from Woodford County Extension office. Topic: making healthy eating choices. More info, call Mandy Stephenson, 467-2371, ext. 4004, or to register, 467-2371, ext. 4021. Program is free, but registration requested.