Around Boonsboro

November 18, 2008|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

Pancake breakfast

The Youth Group of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m.

Breakfasts costs $6 for adults, $3 for ages 5 to 11, and free for children 4 and younger.

The menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice and milk. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the church's building fund and Christmas outreach programs.

Mount Nebo is at 134 S. Main St., across from Reeders Memorial Home. For more information, contact Rob and Toni Wetzel at 301-432-5763.

Open house

Log Cabin Crafters presents its fifth annual holiday open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.


The open house features local artists whose work includes rug hooking, penny rugs, pillows, dolls, purses, totes, ornaments, pottery, necklaces, magnets, stockings, book marks, small antiques and primitive woodcrafts.

From Boonsboro, take Md. 34 to Keedysville. Turn left on Keedy Drive. Bear right onto Main Street. Turn left on Mount Hebron Road at the memorial. It's the third house on the left (look for Log Cabin Crafters signs).

Bake sale

Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, at 33 Potomac St., will hold a soup, sandwich and bake sale along with an indoor yard sale on Saturday. The yard sale starts at 8 a.m. Food will be available at 10 a.m.

The event will feature homemade cherry, apple, peach and lemon meringue pies; chicken corn, vegetable, country ham and bean soups; chili; country ham and chicken salad sandwiches; steamers; and apple dumplings, cream puffs, cakes, cookies and candies. It will be eat in or carryout. For more information, call the church office at 301-432-2247.

Studio tour

Seven local crafts persons will open their studios Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the annual Valley Craft Network Holiday Studio Tour.

Pottery makers include Bill Van Gilder, Van Gilder Pottery at 20834 Townsend Road in Gapland; Kirk Martin of M4 Studios, 4803 Mount Briar Road, Keedysville; Debbie Dickenson Pottery, 60 S. Main St., Keedysville; Allison Severance of Coles Pottery, 18839 Manor Church Road, Boonsboro; and Susan Hanson's Catoctin Pottery at 3205 Poffenberger Road, Jefferson.

Handblown glassware and mixed media pieces will be featured by Keith Phillips at The Studios at Stoney Acres, 1608 Reed Road, Knoxville. Judy Williamson of JRW Creations, 6924 Girl Scout Road, Boonsboro, will feature silk, wool and cotton fibers in her textile creations for individuals and their homes.

For additional information and/or a brochure with map, e-mail or go to

Library news

The Boonsboro Library will host several programs over the next week or so. A special Thanksgiving story time will be Saturday at 11 a.m. Miss Marcella will read stories and present a special craft with a Thanksgiving theme. All ages are welcome.

Also, a holiday recipe exchange is planned. All holiday bakers and cooks are invited to try a new twist on the traditional cookie exchange this year. Bring in a favorite holiday recipe (cookies or any other family favorite) by Nov. 25 to register. On Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 5 p.m., those who have registered will be asked to bring in enough of their finished goodies for a "tasting" party. Each person will receive a booklet of all of the recipes. Drinks will be provided. Call the library at 301-432-5723 for more details.

On Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 5 p.m., join local artist Lydia Aleshin in creating holiday or gift pins and other holiday gifts. Bring small-sized photocopied photographs of family/ancestors, or other special pictures, artists' papers, Diamond Glaze, or Liquid Crystal, leather or other cording if you can. Some supplies will be provided. Call the library at 301-432-5723 for more details.

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