Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

June 04, 2009|By HARRY NOGLE / 301-432-2437

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Salem Lutheran to hold Bible School

Salem Lutheran Church, 17626 Bakersville Road, just west of Sharpsburg Pike, will hold a vacation Bible school from June 15 to 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. The theme is "Go Game Show," which will offer Bible learning activities to "Go Tell, Go Serve, Go Lead" during the week. For more information, call Sharon at 301-582-0204.

Salem Methodist to hold health, wellness fair

Salem United Methodist Church, Keedysville, will hold a health and wellness fair Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The fair will feature an eight-week weight-loss challenge, relaxation candles, skin-care products, blood-pressure checks, as well as games, health kits, snacks, refreshments and cooking demonstrations. For more information, call 301-432-4046 or e-mail


Strawberry festival, yard sale set for Saturday

United Christian Fellowship, at 18823 Shepherdstown Pike, will hold a strawberry festival and yard sale Saturday. The yard sale will start at 7 a.m. Spaces rent for $10. No food vendors, please. An old-fashioned hymn sing will begin at noon. For more information, call Terry Moore at 301-733-0959.

St. Mark's hosts cyclists

St. Mark's Episcopal Church near Boonsboro will host 25 cyclists today as they make their way through Washington County on a journey from New York City to Seattle.

The Illini 4000 Bike America Team is a group of 21 riders from the University of Illinois, committed to supporting the fight against cancer.

While riding across the country, the group interviews cancer patients and survivors from all walks of life. Since 2007, the riders have recorded the stories of more than 20 cancer patients and survivors. They hope to add at least 30 interviews this year. The goal is to continue the project each year, creating a portrait of cancer's effect on American life.

Coles Pottery to hold spring sale, festival

Boonsboro potter Allison Severance will open her home and grounds at 18839 Manor Church Road to the public Saturday from 10 a,m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

She will have new work from her spring firings, as well as a selection of handmade items by local artisans. Cara Cline Price, flutist and pianist of Hagerstown, will perform background music. Food will be provided by Cookie's Cooking Co.

The event is free of charge and will be held rain or shine.

For more information, call 240-446-9552.

BHS to publish special football program

To celebrate the 50th year of high school football at Boonsboro High, the school will publish a special football program containing the history of football at BHS with photographs, records and memories.

Advertising rates are as follows: quarter-page, $40; half-page, $70; and full-page, $120. Back cover ad space is available. Organizations or businesses may also place congratulatory ads. The submission deadline is July 1. Contact Mark Wadel at 301-766-8028.

Ita Kavanaugh to speak at senior site

Ita Kavanaugh will speak on the topic "New Medications and Old Ones, Too!" Monday, June 8, at the senior site in Keedysville.

An audiologist will visit Tuesday, June 9. For more information, call Manager Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624.

Soccer Club to hold tryouts

The Hagerstown Soccer Club, Freedom '97 U-12 girls, will hold tryouts for the fall 2009/spring 2010 season at the soccer club at 13311 Cearfoss Pike, Tuesday, June 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tryouts are open to all girls born between Aug. 1, 1997 and Dec. 31, 1998 (those in the fifth and sixth grade).

The team participates in the Baltimore Beltway Soccer League and indoor at the Frederick (Md.) Sportsplex. Contact Coach Dave Tennant at 301-491-5580 or e-mail The Web site is

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