Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

August 29, 2008|By HARRY NOGLE

Fitness classes offered in Keedysville

Fitness classes are offered at Little Antietam Community Center in Keedysville. The next eight-week session for most classes begins Sept. 9. The exercise classes in Keedysville begin Sept. 17.

Pilates mat work is a series of exercise performed in a specific sequence designed to create a flow of movement. Pilates helps individuals develop long and lean muscles and a strong and balanced central body core. The class will meet Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Strong Step (a Jackie Sorensen program) is a low-impact, high-energy fitness class that is fun and effective. Each class includes muscle toning and strengthening, cardiovascular exercise and stretching using a 4- to 6-inch step to increase lower-body resistance and burn calories. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 to 7:50 p.m.


The Exercise in Keedysville program is geared to the "young at heart" through the Hagerstown Community College Continuing Education program. This class includes simple low-impact aerobic moves, strength training, and flexibility and balance training. The class meets Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Register for this class through Hagerstown Community College.

Yoga incorporates traditional hatha yoga poses in a moderate flow-style class that stretches and strengthens muscles, joints, and spine, and directs blood and oxygen to the internal organs while providing balance to our bodies and minds. The class meets Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m.

All classes are taught by certified instructor Sandy Ferris. Additional information on all classes and their costs is available by calling her at 301-432-5320.

UCC to hold yard sale

The Women's Guild of Christ Reformed UCC Sharpsburg will hold a yard sale at 7215 Sharpsburg Pike Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items for sale include weekender clothes, children's clothing and toys and furniture.

Church to sell recipe book

The Sharpsburg Bible Church is selling recipe books compiled by church members and Sharpsburg residents. The book contains more than 100 recipes and sells for $8. Books can be purchased at Cathy's Hair Care at 106 Antietam St. or by calling 301-432-6542.

Lions Club to host district governor

Lions Club District Gov. Susan Timmons will visit the Sharpsburg Lions' Club regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 4, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg.

Church plans Parents Night Out

Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, at 134 S. Main St., Boonsboro, is hosting Parents Night Out Sept. 13 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The cost will be $20 per child and $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. Preregistration is preferred. Call the church at 301-432-8741 or after 4 p.m. call Beth Clipp at 301-223-8310.

Helen House to speak at Senior Center

Helen House will speak on the topic "Cholesterol: Why is it important?" and conduct exercise Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Senior Center in Keedysville at the Little Antietam Community Center, 40 Mt. Vernon Drive. 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 or 301-432-2437.

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