Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

October 22, 2008|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

Tailgate party

Smithsburg High School students and community are invited to a Leopard tailgate party Friday, Oct. 31, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria and deck to celebrate the last football game of the season against Williamsport High.

The party will include food, carnival games and local entertainment. Performances by the flag squad, cheerleaders and SHS pep band are expected. Special awards will be given for the Most Spirited Group, Most Spirited Individual, Best Little Leopard and Most Spirited Family. A dunking booth, football throwing booth, carnival games and face painting are some of the activities planned for the event.

Tickets cost $5, which includes hot dogs, steamers, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, chips, drinks and dessert.

The junior class is sponsoring the event and proceeds will go to the 2009 junior/senior prom.

Parent or community volunteers are needed and should contact Laura Smith or Jamie Paci at Smithsburg High School.


'Dracula' on stage

Smithsburg High School will present "Dracula" on Nov. 6, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and students.

Raffle tickets will be on sale for a "Comfy Couch."

Concession and baked desserts will be sold for $1 per item during intermission.

For advanced reservations for all shows, call 301-766-8336.

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

Today - "Probiotics" and exercise with Helen House, 10:15 a.m.

Thursday - Birthday luncheon, 11:30 a.m.

Friday - Dominoes, 10 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 27 - Trivial Pursuit, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 28 - Van stop at shopping center, 9:30 a.m.; "Preventing Falls" with Jackie Willison, 10:30 a.m.

Church service

St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg and Christ Community Church of Hagerstown will hold a joint service recognizing the 491st anniversary of the Reformation, on Sunday at 4 p.m.

The Rev. Terry Culler of St. Paul's will preach and the Rev. Rich Carr of Christ Community will be the celebrant. A dinner in the fellowship hall of St. Paul's will follow the service.

Trunk and treat

Bethel Chewsville United Methodist Church, 21006 Twin Springs Drive, Smithsburg, will hold a community trunk and treat party Sunday at 4 p.m. All are invited.

Cascade Elementary School

On Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the school will have its annual fall festival. Don't forget, you can come dressed in costume or not.

Smithsburg Middle School

The fall dance will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. for seventh- and eighth-grade students. Volunteers are needed to chaperone as well as provide cookies, beverages, etc.


Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education, Business and Professional Development is offering a course titled Communication Skills for Managers, which is focused on providing students with the skills and techniques needed to become an effective manager and communicate effectively with employees.

Offered in cooperation with the American Management Association, students will learn how to identify individual communication styles, successfully apply useful communication practices to the workplace, listen more effectively and manage conflict.

Taught by HCC instructor Susan Hope Mosher, the course will meet on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at HCC's Valley Mall Center.

For more information, contact Jim Cannon at 301-790-2800, ext. 476. To register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.


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