Around Boonsboro

August 20, 2008|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

Body and Soul classes to start

The fall session of Body and Soul Fitness is titled "All the World," and everyone is invited to participate. Classes are designed to meet fitness levels and are taught by certified instructors with many years of experience.

Boonsboro offers the following classes:

A new one-hour co-ed strength and flexibility workout on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Benevola U.M. Church (free demo class Aug. 25; first class Sept. 8); and several cardio strength class options on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the high school cafeteria (classes begin Sept. 2) or Sunday and Wednesday evenings at 7 at Benevola U.M. Church (first class Sept. 3).

For more information, call Sarah Lefler 301-432-2775 or Connie Burley 301-432-2391.

Recipes available in church booklet

Mount Lena U.M. Church has collected the best recipes from its many years of covered-dish dinners and compiled them into an attractive keepsake cookbook.


The 200 recipes are in a professionally made, three-ring binder, making it easy to add your own favorite recipes. The cost is $12 and may be purchased by contacting the church office at 301-733-8108.

Fall fest set for Sept. 27

Mount Lena U.M. Church will host a fall fest on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be food, and local and international crafts. Along with the crafts made by members of the church, Mt. Lena is hosting a greater gift sale, a project of SERRV International in New Windsor. Purchasing these crafts will benefit artists and farmers in developing regions of the world.

In addition, there will be a raffle for a full-size quilt and a colorful crocheted afghan. Both were handmade by members of the church. Tickets are available the day of the festival.

Mt. Lena U.M. Church is at 21234 Mt. Lena Road, Boonsboro (first right past the racetrack on U.S. 40.)

Yard sale planned at church

The Children's Ministry of Mt. Nebo U.M. Church on Main Street, is offering yard spaces for rent on Saturday Sept. 6. Indoor and outdoor spaces are available.

Individuals need to bring their own tables and chairs. However, indoor spaces include one table. Call the church office at 301-432-8741 for rental prices and additional information.

Remembrance parade to be held

The First Hose Co. of Boonsboro Inc., Companies 6 and 8, will host the annual remembrance parade on 9/11 beginning at 7 p.m.

The parade is being held in memory of the EMS and law enforcement personnel who lost their lives on 9/11.

The parade will also honor those serving in the military who have lost their lives, families who have lost loved ones, and men and women serving their country.

Marching units are to line up at the school complex at 6 p.m., and motorized units are to line up at the Weis parking lot at the same time.

Fire, rescue and law enforcement representatives, military personnel, veterans and other interested parties who would like to participate are asked to RSVP no later than Sept. 8 to Vernon Brown at 301-432-4772 or 301-432-2348, or online at Boonsboro

Dollar games to help band boosters

The Boonsboro High School Band Boosters will hold a small dollar games carnival on Saturday, Sept. 13, behind Alex's Convenience Store in Boonsboro.

Offered will be a ring toss, tic-tac-toe, lollipop pick and other games. A variety of prizes for all ages will be awarded. Yard sale items will also be available.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the middle and high school band boosters to raise money for transportation, instruments, and other items necessary for students to perform for the community, and at local competitions and events.

Drive safely

Finally, remember that school is back in session this week. Drive with the safety of our students in mind.

Ta-ta for now

I hope you have a great week. Keep in touch at or by calling 301-432-8615.

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