Around Boonsboro

August 27, 2008|By KRISTY SMITH

Greetings, neighbors. I hope the first week back at school was good.

Library event

On Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 10:30 a.m. the FRIENDS of the Washington County Free Library will meet at Boonsboro Free Library.

The meeting will take place in the David Olin and Julia L. Byrd Community Room. Christine Hawkins, branch manager, will share the programs offered, numbers of patrons using the library, how the library is used, its meaning to the community, and other things

The group invites all patrons and citizens from the Boonsboro, Sharpsburg and Keedysville area to attend. The group is having its meeting at the branch library to increase awareness in the community of what the organization does for the central library and each of the branch libraries. Periodically, the meetings will take place at various branches.


The group would like to hear ideas from the community on how it could assist the Boonsboro library and other branches. Your membership in the organization is critical to increase programs at central and the branch libraries, plus supporting the renovation of the central library. The group was the sponsor of the German foreign language class during the summer at the Boonsboro library.

Before or after the meeting, visiors can visit the Peg and Merle Funk Children's Room and other parts of the library.

The library is at 401 Potomac St., Boonsboro. The phone number is 301-432-5723. If you have questions, call 301-739-4179 or 301-582-4519.

Body and Soul

Body and Soul exercise classes start soon. Here is the class schedule: one-hour co-ed strength and flexibility workout on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Benevola United Methodist Church (first class Sept. 8); and several cardio strength class options on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boonsboro, or Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at in the high school cafeteria (classes begin Sept. 2) or Sunday and Wednesday evenings at 7 at Benevola United Methodist Church (first class Sept. 3). For more information, call Sarah Lefler at 301-432-2775 or Connie Burley at 301-432-2391.

Members sought

A group of veterans who also happen to be motorcycle riders are looking for others to join their group and help them find a post home sponsor. The American Legion Riders group is open to Legion and auxiliary members and Sons of the American Legion. Their goal is to help draw attention to veterans' causes through organized rides. For more information, call 240-814-8896.

Open house

Boonsboro Christian Academy will hold an open house Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The school is now enrolling students for kindergarten (age 4) through 12th grade, and accepting children in the Heaven Sent Preschool and Daycare for the 2008-09 school year. The Boonsboro Family Worship Center is at 7605 Old National Pike in Boonsboro. For more information, call Melissa Payne at 301-432-0707, ext. 100.


The Washington County Recreation Department is offering a low impact aerobics class taught by NETA certified instructor Beth Shifler.

The class, which also adds muscle toning and stretching, will be held at the Boonsboro Fire Hall on St. Paul Street beginning Sept. 9 and ending Dec. 11. Participants of all ages and abilities will have fun while getting fit on a progressive level. Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30.

Please bring a towel or mat for floor exercises. The class costs $45 for Washington County residents and $55 for out-of-county residents.

For more information, call 240-313-2805 or go to on the Web and select "2008 Fall Recreation Programs."

Parents Night Out

Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church is hosting Parents' Night out on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 10 pm. The cost will be $20 per child - $18 for each additional child. The cost will cover dinner, activities and a movie. Mt. Nebo will host this event the second Saturday of each month. Registration is prefereed. For more information, call the church at 301-432-8741 or Beth Clipp at 301-223-8310 after 4 p.m.

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Ta-ta for this week. Keep in touch at or by calling 301-432-8615.

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