Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

August 19, 2006|by DARLENE FORD

Children's Village

Children's Village of Washington County, Inc. will host its 12th annual "Keep our Kids Safe" Four Man Scramble Golf Classic on Friday, Sept. 8, at Black Rock Golf Course.

Putting contest begins at 11 a.m.; shotgun start at noon. Dinner will follow the tournament. Entry fee is $95 per person. Corporate sponsor packages are available. Hole and cart sponsors can also support the event.

Midas Muffler of Hagerstown is the tournament sponsor. Volvo Powertrain North America is lead sponsor, with Douglas Motors of Hancock sponsoring the hole-in-one prize car.


Register by calling Children's Village at 301-733-4443. All proceeds benefit the Children's Village life-safety program.

Annual bazaar

Craft vendors and artisans are encouraged to participate in the Ladies of the Elks and Associates Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday,

Nov. 18. If you are interested, please contact Mary at 301-824-2124.

Craft show

The Kris Kringle Craft and Gift Show this year is moving back to the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center's Grand Ballroom at 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. This will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission will be free. More about this later; if you want more information, contact Linda Williams at 301-582-1233.

Pen Mar Park

Pen Mar Park in Cascade will be swinging with the big-band era ballroom dance music on Sunday.

Music lovers will flock to the scenic park in the northeast corner of Washington County to listen to the sounds that have kept Pen Mar's main pavilion swinging since the 1930s.

The park's 2006 concert series runs rain or shine from 2 to 5 p.m.

The mountaintop resort and amusement park, Pen Mar Park closed after World War II when many families began traveling to oceanfront resorts. The county's Recreation and Parks Department, which reopened the park in 1977, has since partnered with the American Federation of Musicians Local 770 to sponsor the free summer concert series. Although the concerts are free, donations are sincerely appreciated.

This week's featured group is Four Easy Pieces. This group, from Chambersburg, Pa., has played at Pen Mar for several years and because they are so popular, Local 770 was asked to bring them back this year. Big band-era ballroom dance music has been a forte of this group for many years; which will make this Sunday one you will not want to miss.

Smithsburg Senior Site

Calendar for this coming week:

Monday, Aug. 21 - Walk around the neighborhood, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 22 - Van stop at shopping center, 9:30 a.m.; bean bag toss, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 23 - "Get Acquainted with Kiwi Fruit" and exercise with Helen House, 10 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 24 - Bingo, 10 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 25 - Exercise, 9:30 a.m. Uno or Dominos, 10 a.m.

HCC plans reunion event

As part of its 60th Anniversary Celebration, Hagerstown Community College is hosting a reunion for those who attended HJC during the first 15 years, 1946-1962.

The reunion will be held on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in the College Center.

Attendees will be treated to memorabilia displays, live music, lunch, roll call of classes and end the afternoon with a concert by the U.S. Army Field Band and the U.S. Army 30-Soldier Chorus in the Alumni Amphitheater.

The reunion committee is also looking for memories and memorabilia from the first 15 years. Former students are asked to send special stories and memories to Lisa Stewart at

The reunion is free to 1948-1962 HJC attendees and a guest. Reservations should be made by Aug. 21. Please contact Lisa Stewart, HCC alumni coordinator, at 301-790-2800, ext. 346.


Call 301-393-4848, fax 301-582-3047, or e-mail Thanks for the input this week!

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