Around Sharpsburg

July 19, 2006|by HARRY NOGLE

St. Mark's group to attend work camp

Six youths and two adults from St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, will attend a weeklong youth work camp at Mattawan, Mich., this month.

Anna and Laura Baldasarre, Leah Beachley, Kayla and Rio Ferrario, Greg Hart, and adult leaders Cathy Ware and Andy McGinley will leave Saturday, July 22, for an action-packed week of meaningful service offering youth the chance to perform hands-on help for needy families and individuals while taking part in daily devotions and inspirational Christian programming.

The group will stay at a local school, using classrooms for sleeping and the cafeteria for eating. Lockerrooms are used for showering.


A work crew of five youths and one adult performs home-repair work such as painting home interiors or exteriors, repairing porches and steps, building wheelchair ramps, or replacing mobile home skirting.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church is at 18318 Lappans Road, Boonsboro, just east of Sharpsburg Pike.

Cancer screenings to be conducted

The John R. Marsh Cancer Center will host a breast cancer screening clinic at Sharpsburg Town Hall from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 28.

A licensed nurse practitioner will provide participants with free breast health education information and a free clinical breast exam. Mammograms, if indicated, are completed the same day, or within a three week period, at Washington County Hospital.

Financial Assistance is available for charges that are not covered by personal insurance. Call 301-665-4671 to make your appointment or for more information.

Jamison to collect Sharpsburg taxes

Sharpsburg Tax Collector Debra Jamison will collect Sharpsburg Town taxes in the Town Hall Council Room Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. during the months of July and August on the following dates:

July 18, 20, 25, 27; Aug. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31.

Battlefield to present '1st Texas' weekend

Living history volunteers from Medich's Confederate Battalion will tell the story of the men from the 1st Texas regiment at Antietam. Weapons and tactics demonstrations will be held throughout Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30, with ongoing interpretation in the camp throughout the day.

Sharpsburg Lions Club continue events

Regularly scheduled activities planned by the Sharpsburg Lions for the month of July are as follows:

Regular Meeting (July 20);

Carroll Manor Corn Roast (July 22);

Changing of the Banner, New Midway (July 29).

Through membership in a Lions club, people not only help those in need, but have opportunities to develop personal friendships and gain leadership skills.

Regular meetings of the Sharpsburg Lions are held at the Lions' Den at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Main Street in Sharpsburg.

Masons to distribute recycled computers

As a result of the many generous donations of used computers, the Master, Wardens and Brethren of Antietam Lodge 197 are taking calls for those interested in having a computer system for their personal use.

After the computers are distributed, Masons will, in conjunction with Internet professionals, provide classes for those who have obtained a system and wish to increase their understanding of how the computer and the internet work.

Masons will have computers for those who wish only to play games like Solitaire, Freecell, Minesweeper and Hearts, and computers for those who wish to surf the Internet, and write their memoirs.

If you still have a computer system that you would like to donate, e-mail to make the necessary arrangements.

Antietam Lodge 197 meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Masonic Temple at 7 S. Main St., Keedysville. All Masons are invited to attend and those non-Masons wishing information are asked to call the lodge secretary or contact them by e-mail. Remember that Freemasony "takes good men and makes them better."

Singer Society collecting items

The seventh annual Treasure Sale benefiting the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will be held Saturday, Nov. 11.

It's not too early to donate your tax deductible items to the sale - dishes, furniture, art objects, jewelry, toys and games, anything but clothing and appliances. Call the museum at 301-739-5257 to make arrangements for pickup at your home or business if you are unable to deliver your items to the museum directly.

We all need a fresh start and what better way to accomplish this than to "retire" those items that we no longer want or need.

The Singer Society, the museum's volunteer committee, greatly appreciates the community's involvement in this yearly fundraiser. Mark your calendar for the Preview Reception on Friday, Nov. 10 and the Treasure Sale on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Helen House to speak on 'Blueberries: the Bold and the Blue'

Helen House will speak on "Blueberries: the Bold and the Blue" and conduct exercises Tuesday, July 25, at the Senior Center in Keedysville.

Other regularly scheduled activities provided at the Senior Center during the month of July include:

Bean bag toss; bingo; blood pressure screening, Monday, July 24, at 10 a.m.; cards; conversation and newspaper; darts; horseshoes; and table bowling.

The Southeastern Senior Site for senior activities is at the Little Antietam Community Center, 40 Mt. Vernon Drive, Keedysville. Call Martha Drennen, manager, at 301-432-5624 for more details.

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Information concerning churches, clubs, schools, organizations and activities in the Sharpsburg/Keedysville area may be sent to Harry Nogle at or 301-432-2437.

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