Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

February 12, 2009|By HARRY NOGLE / 301-432-2437

Whylmenia Knight recovering from fall

Longtime Dargan resident Whylmenia Knight is recuperating from surgery.

Whylmenia broke her hip as the result of a fall Feb. 6.

Soup, sandwich sale set for Saturday, Feb. 21

The Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold a soup and ham sandwich sale at the fire hall in Dargan Saturday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The menu will include chicken noodle, chicken corn and beef vegetable soups for $5.50 a quart. Bring your own container and save $1. Soup will also be sold for $1.50 a bowl. Ham sandwiches will cost $2. Steamers and hot dogs also will be available. To place orders, call 301-432-8377.

Knode to speak on railroad history

Railroad historian Bill Knode will speak on the history of railroading in the county at the 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, meeting of the Keedysville Historical Society. Light refreshments will be served.


The meeting will be held at the renovated library near Taylor Park in Keedysville. For more information, call 301-791-3539.

Salem Methodist hosts coffeehouse

Boston folk singer/songwriter Michelle Lewis will be the featured performer at the next Coffeehouse Friday, Feb. 20, from 8 to 10 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, 25 S. Main St, Keedysville.

Open mic starts at 7 p.m. Sign up for 10-minute open mic time slots by calling 301-432-7984. Suggested donation of $5 to $10 includes unlimited coffee/espresso bar, tea and gourmet lite fare. This is a family-friendly, nonsmoking event. Funds are used to support the music series and to pay the artists.

Rohrersville Ruritan to hold supper Feb. 21

The Rohrersville Ruritan Club will hold an all-you-can-eat oyster, ham and turkey supper Saturday, Feb. 21, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Ruritan School in Rohrersville. Bring containers for carry-outs. The supper costs $14 for adults (tax included) and $7 for those ages 6 to 12 (tax included). Children younger than 6 will be admitted free. The school is handicapped-accessible.

The school is off Md. 67, four miles south of Boonsboro and eight miles north of U.S. 340. If inclement weather, call 301-432-5541.

For more information, call 301-432-8517 or 301-733-8741.

WyldLife to meet today

Middle-school age youth will have something to look forward to this Valentine's weekend - WyldLife, where they can be themselves, have fun and not pay a fortune.

Come to Friendship Hall tonight (Locust Grove Road off Md. 67 between Boonsboro and Rohrersville) from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 301-432-1907.

District 12 Ruritan to hold dinner

District 12 Ruritan, at the Tilghmanton Woods Community Park, on Manor Church Road, 1/4 mile east of the Sharpsburg Pike, will hold a chicken and ham slippery potpie dinner Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

The all-you-can-eat potpie dinner costs $6. Carry-out will be available.

Christ Reformed UCC to hold dinner

Christ Reformed UCC, at 117 W. Main St. in Sharpsburg, will hold a taco dinner Saturday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets cost $6. Those ages 8 and younger will be admitted free. The menu includes tacos (chicken, beef and vegetarian), toppings, black beans, fruit cocktail, ice tea and water. The proceeds will benefit the Sunday school program.

Kennel Club hosts weekend show

Members of the Mason and Dixon Kennel Club will host a weekend for the dogs Feb. 28 through March 1 at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on Sharpsburg Pike. On Saturday, March 28, the club will hold an AKC Sanctioned B Conformation Match and on Sunday, March 1, the club will host a Fun Day for the Dogs. Both events are free to the public. For more information, go to on the Web.

Helen House to speak at senior site

Helen House will speak on the topic "Beat The Winter Blues" and conduct exercise Tuesday at the Little Antietam Community Center in Keedysville. Call manager Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624 for more details.

Sharpsburg to hold parade

The Town of Sharpsburg will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade Saturday, May 23, starting at 1:30 p.m. Bands, marching groups and other entrees can call Town Hall at 301-432-4428 to enter. Entry forms will be available and should be returned before May 1.

Egg Hunt to be held at Ag Center

Washington County Recreation Department, Friends of the Rural Heritage Museum and Washington County Agricultural Education Center will sponsor a spring egg hunt Saturday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at the ag center on Sharpsburg Pike. (Please allow time for parking.) The egg hunt is for children 10 and younger. Bring your own basket for collecting. The egg hunt is free, but participants must register by calling 240-313-2839. No walk-ins. Spots are limited so register early.

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Information concerning churches, clubs, schools, organizations and activities in the Sharpsburg/Keedysville area may be sent to Harry Nogle at or call 301-432-2437.

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