Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

July 01, 2006|by DARLENE FORD

Pen Mar Park concerts continue

Twilight 3+1 will be the featured musical group this Sunday at Pen Mar Park. This highly popular band performed for many years throughout the Tri-State area; having played for many dance clubs and events. They retired several years ago; however, they have always performed in June at Pen Mar Park. This is the only place and the only time Twilight 3+1 performs anymore. You will truly enjoy this excellent group from Westminster, Md. They will perform from 2 to 5 p.m.

Summer fun set at museum

Some exciting things to do over the summer months: Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will offer the following art classes: To register, call 301-739-5727, or go to on the Web.

Limitless Art of Collage - For ages 11 to 18, with Terah Hoover, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 6, through July 27. $55; $50 members.


Exploring Native American Art - For ages 8 to 13, with Priscilla Howard, 1 to 4 pm Wednesday, July 12, through Friday, July 14. $55; $50 members.

Basic Drawing for Adults and Teens - For ages 11 to 17, with Mike Gouker, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 11, through Friday, July 14, $55; $50 members.

Senior Site offers activities

The Smithsburg Senior Site offers the following activities. Call 301-824-2183 for more information:

Monday, July 3 - Exercise at 9:30 a.m.; UNO or Dominoes at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 4 - Closed for Independence Day!

Wednesday, July 5 - Senior Outreach Information and Assistance with Elizabeth Cunningham from 10 to 11 a.m.

Thursday, July 6 - Bingo at 10 a.m.

Friday, July 7 - Exercise at 9:30 a.m.; Word Search at 10:30 a.m.

Church plans annual yard sale

St Andrew's United Methodist Church at 1020 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, is planning its seventh annual yard sale on Aug. 5. More on this at a later date.

Cascade Elementary

Cascade Elementary School, in collaboration with the Children's Montessori School of Cascade, is accepting pre-kindergarten registration for 2006-07. Applicants must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2006. Call 301-766-8066 for more information.

Old Forge Elementary

Old Forge Elementary School recognized the following students that exhibited the six pillars of character - responsibility, trustworthiness, citizenship, caring, fairness, and respect in April:

Austin Atherton, Brandon Boswell, Allyson Boyer, Corinne Burk, Benjamin Busch, Mia Cardone, Emma Conrey, Sydney Davis, Jessica Faith, Jacey Fugate, Jason Gallun, Josh Gladhill, Lauren Gruhler, Dominique Guess.

Jennifer Hernandez, Kyle Huntzberry, Sara Jones, Justyna Jordan, Hayla Kershner, Adasen Klinger, TJ Kuhn, Jacob Lee, Caleb Lopez, Sophia Mancini, Lindsay Miller, Danial Murray, Trevor Musser, Bryce Palamar, Samantha Partlow, Tylor Pinkney, Brittni Reynolds.

Jack Roberts, Kinsey Shifflett, Lexi Spickler, Lexi Spickler, Sara Stone, Shelby Stotelmyer, Johnna Stoup, Coby Taylor, Josh Thomas, Julia Thomas, Bryan Tracey, Dakota Vaughn and Natalie Williams.

Smithsburg Middle

Five Things Parents Should Know:

You're more influential than you think. Teens continue to say that parents are the biggest influence over their decision making. Teens report, "We really care what you think, even if we don't always act like it."

Forget "the talk." Start talking with your kids early about relationships. For information on conversation starters and effective strategies for communicating with your teen, visit

Teens need you just as much as toddlers. Research on adolescent development shows us that teens need guidance, supervision and love. As parents, we should be careful not to underestimate the needs that all children have for the love, guidance, approval and support of their parents.

Your teens are watching. Actions speak louder than words; behave honorably in your own adult relationships.

Relationships Matter. Teens who feel close to their parents and feel supported by them are more likely to refrain from risky behavior as teenagers and make educated decisions when they become adults.

HCC offers College for Kids

Hagerstown Community College's College For Kids summer program is offering a week-long course on painting with watercolors for children going into grades six through eight. The class will meet July 10 through July 14 from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. on HCC's main campus.

Bob Wantz, art instructor for HCC and with the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, will again be teaching this class. Wantz, a signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, has works in numerous collections including the State House in Annapolis. Wantz retired from the Washington County Public School System, where he served as principal of Clear Spring Middle School.

During this hands-on class, students will create a work of art while learning the basics of brushes, pigments, paper and color, along with design, tone and texture. Cost is $154 for the week. To register or for more information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236 or visit

Lead paint abatement class offered at HCC

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