Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

November 05, 2008|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

Dance party set for Friday

The Jim Powers dance party will be celebrating its anniversary party Friday at the Maugansville Ruritan Club from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets cost $4.

Diabetes support group to meet at church

Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville has started a diabetes support group.

The goal is to help each other and families maintain good health and help establish workable lifestyles through education, support and sharing.

The group will meet Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. at the church at 21006 Twin Springs Drive, Chewsville.

For more information, call 301-733-8387.

Grand Sunday Brunch to be held Sunday

The American Cancer Society, Washington County, will hold its 19th annual Grand Sunday Brunch at Next Dimensions Restaurant on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a new location this year for the event.

The "Road to Recovery" volunteers will be honored at the event. These trained volunteers give of their time to transport cancer patients to and from treatment.


As in the past, Lou Scally will be the master of ceremonies. Music will be provided by Panache Entertainment. There will be face painting by Mary Jane Koontz for the children. Magicians Hugh McVeagh, Dean Burkitt and Jim Greer will entertain.

Tickets are available at Next Dimensions Restaurant, 132 Old National Pike, Hagerstown.

Cascade Elementary School

Anyone interested in purchasing a Cascade Elementary T-shirt should stop by or call the school office at 301-766-8066. The shirts cost $10 each.

A PTA meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m.

Smithsburg Middle School

The school is still looking for assistance in providing students with $5 gift cards to Borders.

The gift cards are issued to students who complete the 25-book challenge. Last year, the school handed out 96 gift cards to students. So far, the school has collected $65 in donations.

Thank you so much to Blake Rath and family and to the Milligan family for their donations.

For more information, contact Mrs. Smith at or call 301-766-8353 if you have questions or concerns or if you would like to make a donation.

Friday - Pride Friday, theme - patriotic to celebrate Election Day.

National Cathedral trip

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering a one-day motor coach trip to the Washington National Cathedral, titled "Washington National Cathedral Angels Tour and Tea," on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The tour will specifically focus on the angels that are depicted throughout the National Cathedral in a variety of forms, including stained glass, needlepoint, woodcarving and stone carving. The tour will also feature selected areas of the National Cathedral that are not typically open to the public.

Following the tour, participants will be invited to take part in a full tea service in the St. Paul Room of the Pilgrim's Observation Gallery. Tea service includes an array of scones, sweets and finger sandwiches. The tour will end with a visit to the Cathedral Museum Bookstore and the Herb Cottage Gift Shop.

The trip costs $75, which includes fully equipped motor coach transportation and gratuity, all entrance fees, full-service tea, and a private, guided tour of the National Cathedral. For more information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.


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