Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

September 04, 2009|By HARRY NOGLE

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Bach to preach at Dunker Church

Jeff Bach, a Church of the Brethren historian and director of the Young Center at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa., will preach at the 39th annual Dunker Church Service Sunday, Sept. 13, at 3 p.m. at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg.

The worship service will be in the restored Mumma Meeting House, commonly referred to today as Dunker Church. It was built in 1853 and heavily damaged by the Sept. 17, 1862, Battle of Antietam. After extensive repairs were made, services resumed in the summer of 1864.

The service is sponsored by area Churches of the Brethren.

Bach will also preach at Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren that Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Fitness classes offered in Keedysville

Certified instructor Sandy Ferris will offer fitness classes at the Little Antietam Community Center in Keedysville.

o Pilates mat classes, held Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., begin Sept. 8. The classes improve core strength, posture, flexibility and tone muscles.


o Strong Step (a Jackie Sorensen step aerobics program) also begins Sept. 8 and will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. A limited number of steps are available at the center.

o Yoga begins Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 to 10 a.m. Bring your own mat to each of these classes.

o A class geared to the "young at heart" is offered Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. The class, which begins Sept. 16, includes low-impact aerobic moves, strength training, flexibility and balance training. Register for this class through Hagerstown Community College's Continuing Education Program.

For more information, call Ferris at 301-432-5320.

Ruritan to host crab feed

The District 12 Ruritan Club will host a crab feed Saturday, Sept. 12, at the club on Manor Church Road. A full chicken dinner will be served starting at 5 p.m., followed by crabs from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $35 per person. Chicken dinner tickets are available for noncrab enthusiasts. A beverage wagon and tip jars will be available. Tickets will be sold in advance only until Sept. 10.

For tickets or information, call 301-582-3431 or 301-582-4837.

Lions have busy month

The Sharpsburg Lions Club will visit Fahrney-Keedy Home Sept. 10 for a singalong. The Sept. 17 regular meeting will be held in Halfway to help celebrate the Lions Club of Halfway's Charter Night.

Lions Roger Moore and Aldeth Moore, Thomas Jefts, Judy Moore and Phyllis Stowell will travel to Memphis, Tenn., for the USA/Canada Forum Sept. 24 to 27. Lions Shelva Jean Lohman, Phyllis Stowell, Roger and Aldeth Moore and Lion Donna DeLauney will assist the Hagerstown Lions Club with their annual eye-screening in Washington County Public Schools.

Senior site to offer benefits evaluation

Representatives from the Commission on Aging will be available to evaluate individuals' benefits at the Southeastern Senior Center in Keedysville Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, call manager Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624.

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