Around Funkstown

June 09, 2009|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

Summer's upon us

Good morning, friends ... do you have your cup of coffee ready? Let's sit and visit for a few minutes before the kids get up and the full frenzy of summer is upon us. 

I am hoping that lists are posted on the refrigerator of things to get done while classes are out and that your children are embracing them with enthusiasm. The garden is planted and reading is not forgotten just because the temperatures are on the rise.

Yes, I feel good about the start of summer ... of course, we are not quite a full week into it yet, but you know by now that I do tend to don my rosy glasses and move forward that way.

'Discovery Canyon' 

One of my favorite activities to do in more pleasant weather is hiking. 

I know kids love adventure, and minus the gnats, are always ready for a great adventure. St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown is asking children ages 3 through sixth grade to grab their hiking boots and join in a week of high-action games, awesome music, wacky Bible stories and very cool crafts. From June 21 to 26, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., adventure awaits in "Discovery Canyon." 


To register, call 301-791-1738.

Restaurant to donate part of sales to shelter

Let's do some simple math: Take one positive good thing, add another very positive thing and what does that equal? A very, very good thing.

Texas Roadhouse is partnering with the Humane Society of Washington County and the winners are the homeless pets at the shelter. 

From June 15 to 18, the Dual Highway restaurant will donate 10 percent of food bills to the Humane Society. Just present a flier, which is available at 

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