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The museum is at 7313 Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65), 7 miles south of Hagerstown.
Bible Church to hold Bible school
The Sharpsburg Bible Church, on the corner of Antietam and Potomac streets in Sharpsburg, will hold a Vacation Bible school from June 22 to 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. each night, at the church.
The theme is "Prayer Safari." The event will include games and lessons for those ages 3 to adult. A balloon release and pizza party will be held Friday night at the close of the school.
Churches sponsor Christian day camp
Three Keedysville churches, Mount Vernon Reformed UCC, Salem United Methodist and St. Peter's Lutheran churches, will sponsor a summer Christian day camp at Taylor Park in Keedysville for those in kindergarten to fifth grade.
The camp will run the week of July 27 to 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch and snacks provided.
The camp costs $50 for the first child and $40 for the second, with a maximum of $100 per family.
To register by the July 1 deadline, call Pastor Darrell Layman at 301-432-6296 or e-mail email@example.com.
Mar-Lu-Ridge Camp and Conference Center will supply the program and camp counselors.
Jackie Willison to speak at senior site
Jackie Willison will speak on the topic "Come Take a Journey With Me" Tuesday, June 22, at the senior site in Keedysville.
Merry Gehr will conduct blood pressure screenings Tuesday.
For more information, call Martha Drennen, manager, at 301-432-5624 for more details.
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Information concerning churches, clubs, schools, organizations and activities in the Sharpsburg/Keedysville area may be called to Harry Nogle at 301-432-2437 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.