Around Boonsboro

May 14, 2008|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

Greetings, neighbors!

Hope your Mother's Day was peaceful and filled with time well spent.

Thanks, teachers

On Thursday, the CAC will celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with a breakfast for high school faculty and staff. CAC President Kim Austin is organizing the event, and hopes to equal or surpass the feast presented last year.

As there is no budget for this event, donations will be accepted today in the portable during the last CAC yearly meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. Breakfast donations can be dropped off beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Rohrersville Band returns to band hall

The Rohrersville Band will open its 2008 season with its spring concert Sunday. The concert, which begins at 3 p.m., will mark the return of the band to its band hall in Rohrersville.


The band hall has been closed to performances while renovations were being completed. The concert will include a wide variety of music, from marches to big band tunes.

The band was formed in 1837; this concert marks its 171st year.

Pottery & crafts festival this weekend

An opportunity to tour historic homes and meet local artisans is coming up this weekend. Allison Severance will hold her annual pottery sale and craft festival Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at her historic home, Searchwell at 18839 Manor Church Road, Boonsboro. A selection of wood-fired, salt-glazed pottery from spring firings will include the work of Severance, Nadette Boughton, Debbie Williamson and David Williamson. Guest craftspeople include jewelry and folksy paintings by Diane Wilkinson; beadwork carved walking sticks and silver jewelry by Frankie Buhrer of Fly's Exclusives; hand-crafted soaps and lotions by Joanie Taylor of Cedar Ridge Soaps; hand-made beeswax candles by Diane Putnam of Millhouse Candles; garden accessories, heirloom herbs and tomatoes by Roostervane Gardens; and one-of-a-kind fabric accessories for individuals and their homes by Judy Williamson of JRW Creations. Searchwell is one of the featured stops on the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage on Saturday. There is a $15 charge to tour the house or $35 for the complete tour of homes. All tour proceeds benefit the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum. There is no fee to visit the craftspeople and the gardens on Saturday. There is no house tour or admission charge on Sunday. For additional information, visit or

Get a workout with unique classes

A unique, mostly outdoor, fitness program will soon be available in Boonsboro.

Become fit, healthy and energized while you decrease body fat, increase stamina, strengthen muscles and improve balance and flexibility. Each class will be a combination of fun cardio and strength training workouts led by a certified personal trainer. Classes will be held mostly outdoors (weather permitting). Location, times and days (including start date) can be determined by the participants. Call Tina at Total Fitness Specialists 301-733-5010, ext. 1, or visit

Until next time

Ta-ta for now. Have a great week!

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