Around Boonsboro

November 04, 2008|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

Thanks for caring

Greetings, neighbors, and thanks so much for your continued concern.

I am happy to report that both of my dogs are home from their wildlife adventure, thin, but safe and healthy.


A reminder from Jerri D'Angelo, public information officer for First Hose Company of Boonsboro Stations 6 and 8: Change the batteries in your smoke detector. It is a good idea to do this the same time of year that you adjust your clocks.

Basket bingo

South Mountain Little League will sponsor a basket bingo Sunday at the Boonsboro Fire Hall.

Doors open at noon and bingo starts at 1:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for 25 games including five specials. Receive an extra pack of specials for prepayment. All bingo baskets will be combos and filled. Assorted raffles, jars and door prizes will be awarded as well. Everyone must have a paid ticket stub to enter the nonsmoking event, and no one under 13 years old will be admitted. Food will be available for purchase.


For tickets and more information, call Tina Violet at 301-432-4578, Ronda Hardy at 301-432-8884 or Rose Moats at 301-432-6103.

Book club to meet

The next Book Club meeting at Turn the Page Bookstore Café at 18 N. Main St. will feature guest author Kathleen Gilles Seidel. She will discuss the writing life and her latest novel "Keep Your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige."

The meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m.

The book jacket for this work states, "The best advice for the mother of the groom? Keep your mouth shut and wear beige!"

For more information, call 301-432-4588.

Church bazaar

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church on Beaver Creek Road will hold its annual fall bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the social room at the church. Holiday crafts, gifts, yard sale items and homemade soups and baked goods will be for sale.

Library events

This week at the Boonsboro Library, the Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America Exhibit will be leaving Friday. The exhibit honors Lincoln's 200th birthday.

On Thursday at 6 p.m., meet author James Percoco. There are nearly 200 statues of Abraham Lincoln scattered across America. In his new book, "Summers with Lincoln," Percoco takes listeners on a journey through the small towns and the large cities that are home to some of the monuments erected in memory of the 16th president. A book signing will follow the discussion. Books will be available for purchase. Registration is requested by calling 301-432-5723.

Historical novelist Bob O'Connor will visit on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Community Room. O'Connor has written award winning historical fiction, and will discuss his novels featuring a book talk on "The Virginian Who Might Have Saved Lincoln" beginning at 6 p.m. Attendees will learn about the little known Ward Hill Lamon, President Lincoln's bodyguard, former law partner, and trusted friend who was with Lincoln at Sharpsburg and Gettysburg. Pre-registration is requested @ 301-432-5723.

Scrapbooking expert Dawn Enfield returns on Saturday, Nov. 15, for a two-hour class beginning at noon. Enfield will show participants how to preserve Christmas memories. Please bring holiday/seasonal/winter pictures and scrapbooking materials. Ideas for holiday cards will also be presented. All ages are invited to attend. Registration is requested by calling 301-432-5723.

Go, Warriors

Hope to see you out cheering on the Warriors football team against Smithsburg this Friday at 7 p.m. Wear your blue and white.

o That should cover it for now. Keep in touch at or by calling 301-432-8615.

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