Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

June 30, 2009|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

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Ballroom dancing

Jim Powers will hold his ballroom dance party at the Maugansville Ruritan Club Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission costs $4.

Alumni party

The Smithsburg All Alumni Party is planned for Saturday, July 11, at Beaver Creek Country Club at 7 p.m. The event will be casual dress and will be held at the pool. Ticket cost $30 per person. All Smithsburg alumni and teachers are invited.

For more information, call Carol (Wills) Crabtree at 301-401-6740.

Senior site

The Smithsburg senior site, at 29 Blue Mountain Estates, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A two-day notice is required for lunch reservations.


The site is looking for volunteers, including high school seniors who need service-learning hours.

For more information, call Judi at 301-824-2183.

Photo exhibition

The Smithsburg Library is seeking photographs for an exhibition to be held in the library's Community Room during Smithsburg Pride Days.

It is open to amateur and professional photographers in the Smithsburg area. Entered prints, including optional mounting, matting and/or framing, can be any size up to 16 by 20 inches. Prints must be ready for hanging and no more than 3/4-inch thick.

For more information, call Judith Ferro at 301-824-3741.

Musicians willing to perform during the two-day festivities are also sought. Call Dave Williams at 301-824-5122.

Air Force band to perform

The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series Tuesday, July 7, at 6 p.m., in HCC's Alumni Amphitheater.

One of the oldest Air Force bands, the Band of Flight was first activated in 1942 as the 361st Army Air Force Band in Patterson Field, Ohio, on what later become known as the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The band was renamed the Air Force Band of Flight in 1991.

Today, the band consists of 60 active-duty musicians assigned to two specialized performing groups: the Concert Band and the Night Flight Jazz Ensemble. Under the direction of Maj. R. Michael Mench, the Concert Band is the largest single ensemble within the band and is comprised of 45 members. The Concert Band performs a diverse repertoire of music, which includes original band compositions and orchestral transcriptions, popular Broadway and show tunes, marches and patriotic selections.

Co-sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, this 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 via e-mail at

Volunteers sought

The Washington County Commission on Aging is recruiting residents to serve as volunteers in elementary schools this fall.

The program, RSVP, uses volunteers, 55 and older, who are willing to help a child improve in basic math and reading.

Volunteers choose the school, time and day of the week that they would like to serve. To request a registration form, contact Charlotte R. Levens at 240-313-9139 or

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