Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

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

Class of 1949 planning reunion

The Smithsburg High class of 1949 will hold its 59th reunion at the Parlor House at Potomac Shopping Center, Waynesboro, Pa., on Aug. 16. Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m.

The group will be provided a private room and order from the regular menu.

Reservations are due by Aug. 8 to Marlene McCleaf, P.O. Box 175, Smithsburg, MD 21783 or call 301-824-7724, or Charles Newcomer, 14237 Edgemont Road, Smithsburg, MD 21783 or call 301-824-2056.

The committee is still looking for three members: Barbara Potts (Jones), Catherine Howell and Jeanette Semler. If anyone has any information, contact one of the numbers above.


Ballroom dance party

Jim Powers will host a ballroom dance party on Friday at the Maugansville Ruritan Building in Maugansville from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $4.

Pen Mar Park

The Andy Angel Quartet will provide music this Sunday at Pen Mar Park in the dance pavilion from 2 to 5 p.m. as the summer concert series continues.

The group, from Harrisburg, Pa., has performed in the area for many years. Band leader Andy Angelucci has played trumpet since he was 14 years old and has played at most of the major entertainment venues from Las Vegas to New York City.

Senior site 

Smithsburg Senior Site calendar for this week:

Today -- Clipping coupons to help military families or cards, 10 a.m.

Thursday -- Bingo, 10 a.m.

Friday -- Uno or Dominoes, 10 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 4 -- Trivial Pursuit, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 5 -- Blood pressure check with Merry Gehr, 9:30 a.m.

VBS planned

Smithsburg Valley Baptist Church, corner of Md. 64 and Bikle Road, is holding vacation Bible school from Aug. 4 to Aug. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This year's theme is "Outrigger Island, Living God's Unshakable Truth." The children rotate with teachers after Bible study for crafts, recreation and music. The Aloha Cafe offers snacks.

Bonanza canceled 

The inaugural Rockin' Four Paws Bonanza fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County, scheduled for Aug. 2, has been canceled. Ticket purchasers will receive refunds for the price of the tickets. 

"We are disappointed the bonanza will not take place," said Paul Miller, the shelter's executive director. "We aren't sure why the tickets didn't sell, but it could be because August is a very busy month with back-to-school preparation."   The shelter hopes to reschedule the event at a later date.

'Goodbye Girl' at HCC

Hagerstown Community College's Robinwood Players will perform their summer show, "The Goodbye Girl," on Friday, Aug. 15 and Saturday, Aug. 16, at 8 p.m., in HCC's Kepler Theater.

Based on the 1977 movie, "The Goodbye Girl" is a modern, romantic comedy that follows Paula McFadden, a single mother struggling to provide for herself and her young daughter after her boyfriend leaves her, and Elliott Garfield, a down-and-out actor that sublets her apartment based on an agreement he had with McFadden's former boyfriend. The show is rated PG-13 for language. 

Advance tickets are available through Aug. 15 at the HCC bookstore and will also be available at the door prior to each show. General admission costs $7 and HCC students and employees get in for free.  For advance tickets, call 301-790-2800, ext. 271. For more information, contact Dave Dull at


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