Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

June 09, 2009|By DARYLENE MOWEN

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'Crocodile Dock'

Welty Church of the Brethren, at 13465 Greenbsburg Road in Smithsburg, will hold its Vacation Bible School titled "Crocodile Dock" June 15 to 19 from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m.

It is for ages 3 to adult.

It will feature Bible lessons, games, songs and crafts.

For more information, call 301-416-0725.

Tie-dye event to be held

The Smithsburg branch of the Washington County Free Library will hold a teen tie-dye event Thursday, June 18, at 5 p.m.

Bring something that is plain white and cotton (such as a T-shirt, a bandana, a pillowcase or a pair of socks) and you will be introduced to the fine art of tie-dye. The event is open to those ages 12 to 18.


Registration is required. Call 301-824-7722 to sign up.

Fire company carnival to start Monday, June 22

The Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Co.'s carnival will be June 22 to 27 from 6 to 11 p.m. Show times are at 7 and 10 p.m.

Monday, June 22 - Karaoke - The Spotlight's on you

Tuesday, June 23 - Elaini Arthur and Nightdrive

Wednesday, June 24 - Possum Hollar

Thursday, June 25 - Sticktime

Friday, June 26 - Kevin Booth - Elvis impersonator; fireworks, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 27 - Chubby

Ride all night (every night) for $15; Thursday night special - ride all night for $10.

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

Today - "How to Find the Right Doctor for You" and exercise with Helen House, 10:15 a.m.

Thursday - Bingo, 10 a.m.

Friday - Dominoes, 10 a.m.

Monday - "Come Take a Journey with Me" with Jackie Willison, 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday - Audiologist visit, 10 a.m.; van stop at shopping center.

Cascade Elementary

Congratulations to the school's 24 Game math challenge finalists from fifth grade: Amanda Delauder, Ryan Mann, Tanner Minnick and Jason Shifler. The students participated in the Washington County Public Schools annual 24 Game math challenge at Hagerstown Community College.

Smithsburg Middle

Thanks to those who supported the student art show and spaghetti dinner. It was nice to see the National History Day projects displayed as well. Thanks to Smithsburg Market for its donation of food.

Thanks to the following teachers and parents for volunteering their time both before and during the show: Ms. Maginnis, Ms. Taber, Ms. Hood, Ms. Fox, Ms. Murphy, Ms. Souders, Ms. Aughinbaugh, Ms. Callahan, Mr. Maginnis, Ms. Coleman, Mr. Kuhaneck, Mr. Rouse, Mr. Marriott, Ms. Izat, Ms. J. Smith, Ms. Thorhauer, Mr. Miller and the custodial staff.

Congratulations to Ms. Murphy's class for winning the PTSA membership drive competition. Thanks for supporting the PTSA.

Junior football league holding more signups

The Washington County Junior Football League is adding two more registration days.

The dates are being added due to the large number of interested players and cheerleaders that did not get the chance to register at Valley Mall because there was not enough time to handle the large number of interested youth.

Registration will be today and Friday at the Nike outlet at Prime Outlets from 6 to 8 p.m.

All paperwork and payment is due at the time of signup. Bring two proofs of residence (bills showing address), the most recent report card and an original birth certificate.

The league fee is $75 for football players and $45 for cheerleaders, which includes the league fundraiser. There are discounts for siblings. For more information, contact Becky Payne at 301-573-9985.

Army band to perform at HCC amphitheater

The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the U.S. Air Force Langley Winds ensemble as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Concert Series Tuesday, June 16, at 6 p.m. in HCC's Alumni Amphitheater.

The Langley Winds ensemble has been performing for the last 10 years at classical recitals, college master classes, school assemblies and official military functions throughout the United States.

A quintet under the direction of Master Sgt. Ellen Polachek, the ensemble features a flute, an oboe, a clarinet, a horn and a bassoon.

Co-sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lisa Stewart, HCC coordinator, alumni relations and annual giving, at 301-790-2800, ext. 346, or by e-mail at To learn more about the Langley Winds ensemble, go to

Brook Lane

Brook Lane will hold its family fun day Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities include children's games, petting zoo, moon bounce, face painting, balloon sculptures, croquet and bocce ball. Concessions and homemade ice cream will be available at old-fashioned prices. An auction will be part of the festivities.

For more information, call 301-733-0331, ext. 272, or go to

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