Around Clear Spring

January 13, 2009|By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087

Free breakfast

There will be a free breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 9 a.m.

The Mount Carmel UMC men will be serving eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries and pancakes at St. Paul's UMC at 11404 Tedrick Drive in Big Pool. Any men interested in helping may call 301-582-2540.

Still target shoots

The Washington County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America on Independence Road is starting its still target shoots. The events will be held the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, call 301-582-4118.

Soccer registration

Clear Spring Soccer Club is accepting spring registration. Anyone between the ages of 4 and 14 can register. Forms are available at


The deadline for applications without a late fee is Feb. 15. Please send in your forms as soon as possible.

Family movie night

Clear Spring's Leonard P. Snyder Memorial Branch Library will hold family movie night Jan. 18, which is A.A. Milne's birthday. They will honor Pooh's creator by showing "Pooh's Heffalump Movie," which is rated G.

They invite you to come in PJs, bring pillows and/or blankets for ultimate lounging, and enjoy a family movie while having a Pooh-inspired snack. Please register for this event by calling 301-842-2730.

Did you know?

Did you know that among the many characters that traveled along the Old National Pike were organ grinders?

Around the time of the Hagerstown Fair, they would pass through Clear Spring, play an organ by turning the handle while a monkey would dance around. Groups of children and passersby would watch and the monkey would pass around his hat for pennies.

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