St. Mark's hosts cyclists
St. Mark's Episcopal Church near Boonsboro hosted 21 cyclists May 29 as they made their way through Washington County on a journey from New York City to Seattle. The Illini 4000 is a group of 21 riders from the University of Illinois, committed to supporting the fight against cancer. During their approximately 72-day ride, the team is interviewing cancer patients and survivors. Since 2007, the riders have recorded the stories of more than 20 cancer patients and survivors and hope to add at least 30 interviews this year. All interviews will be made accessible to researchers and the general public. The goal is to create an enduring and evolving portrait of cancer's effect on American life.
Chants of Taize
A Service of Evening Prayer using the chants of Taize will be held at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 208 W. Main St., Sharpsburg, on Saturday at 5 p.m. Taize is an ecumenical religious community in France, and the simple chants developed there have become famous around the world. This informal, reflective service will be led by Saint Paul's choir and will feature singing, scripture reading and times of silence.
The Rohrersville Ruritan Club will hold its Strawberry Festival Saturday, June 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rohrersville Ruritan Park, on Md. 67, four miles south of Boonsboro. Enjoy delicious country ham sandwiches, strawberry pie and ice cream. Entertainment will be provided by the Life House Bethel Praise Team & Orchestra at 11 a.m. and the Rohrersville Band at 1 p.m. Yard sale and craft tables are available. Call 301-432-8517 or 301-733-8741 to reserve tables or for more information.
Yard, bake sale
Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, will hold a yard and bake sale Saturday, June 14, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Soup and sandwiches will be sold. Yard sale tables rent for $10. Call the church at 301-432-8354 on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday to reserve a table.
Auto club show
The Mason-Dixon Region Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its annual antique car and truck and motorcycle show Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center. Registration is $10. To register your vehicle and for information, call 301-582-1434.
The Boonsboro Family Worship Center, 7605 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, will host a Friday Night Gospel Sing today at 7 p.m., featuring the Antietam Gospel Trio. For more information, call Buddy Harne at 301-797-5287.
Ita Kavanaugh will speak on "Drugs for Pain and Inflammation" Monday at the Senior Center in Keedysville. Jackie Willison will speak on "You be the Judge" Tuesday, June 10. The Southeastern Senior Site for senior activities is at the Little Antietam Community Center, 40 Mt. Vernon Drive, Keedysville. Call manager Martha Drennen 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-432- 2437.