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Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

April 30, 2008|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

Ballroom dancing planned Friday

Ballroom dancing will be held Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Building on Maugans Avenue. Admission costs $4 per person. Jim Powers will play his Yamaha organ.

Pen Mar concerts to start June 1

The Pen Mar Park 2008 Summer Concert Series will start Sunday, June 1. For more information, call the American Federation of Musicians Local 770 at 301-791-1551 or 301-416-7149.

'Tough Talk' set for May 8

A "Tough Talk" family health forum Thursday, May 8 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. will provide an opportunity to facilitate communication on the topics of teen pregnancy and other teen health issues.

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The evening will include a marketplace of information and fun activities, dinner, guest speaker David Solberg and an original interactive performance. If you are interested in attending, contact the Jack and Anna Hershey Education Center at Washington County Hospital at 888-803-1518. Registration costs $10. Scholarships are available on request.

All Alumni Party to be held July 12

The Smithsburg All Alumni Party is planned for Saturday, July 12, at Beaver Creek Country Club at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $30 per person. The deadline to purchase tickets is June 15. All Smithsburg alumni, including teachers, are invited. Call Carol (Wills) Crabtree at 301-401-6740 or Dirk Schultz at 301-992-2116 for more information.

Cascade Elementary

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the spring Wolfgang Candy fundraiser. It was a huge success with the school raising more than $1,600. The money earned will be used for instructional materials.

The school would also like to thank the PTA for holding its 10th annual auction, which tallied more than $6,000. What a great accomplishment for all their hard work. Special thanks goes to the PTA for its continued support of school programs such as the Character Education Program. The staff appreciates their financial support for field trips, assemblies, etc.

Smithsburg Middle

Band news:

The following students participated in the Solo and Ensemble Festival Feb. 23 at North Hagerstown High School:

Sixth grade - Chloe Cupernall, Victoria Ferguson, Joanne Lee, Randi Leydig, Taylor McCauley, Sami Partlow, Lexie Poffenberger, Sara Stone, Johnna Stoup, Nora Waltz and Kelly Winders.

Eighth grade - Nancy Kline, Jordan McDonald, Cori Potter and Ashley Spinks.

Mark your calendars:

Jazz Band at Swinging in the Parks - Saturday, May 10.

Eighth Grade Band to visit Hersheypark - Saturday, May 17.

Sixth Grade Band Spring Concert - Monday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m.

Seventh Grade Band and Jazz Band Spring Concert - Monday, May 19, at 8 p.m.

Eighth Grade Band and Jazz Band Spring Concert - Wednesday, May 21, at 8 p.m.

Noteworthy

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