Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

September 30, 2009|By DARYLENE MOWEN

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Church event

International Day at Covenant will be Sunday at Covenant Presbyterian Church at 11833 Greenhill Drive off Jefferson Boulevard.

The church will host a day of cultural exchanges and worship with an international flair.

Worship begins at 10 a.m. and will include prayers from around the world, communion with a variety of breads from different countries and Bible lessons read in other languages.

The children have created international flags that will decorate the sanctuary and the fellowship hall.

After worship, the congregation will enjoy an international dinner with food to share from the global community. There will be a time of cultural exchanges with poetry, stories, pictures and music.

The public is welcome.

Dance party

Jim Powers will hold his dance party Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at Maugansville Ruritan Club in Maugansivlle. Admission costs $4 per person.


Pen Mar Park

The Josh Tindall Orchestra will be the featured group at Pen Mar Park Sunday as the summer concert series comes to a close. The band will play from 2 to 5 p.m.

Basketball signups

The Hagerstown Junior Basketball League will hold registration for all new and returning players. Registration is at Eastern Elementary today from 6 to 8 p.m. The league is for public and private school students in grades four to eight in Washington County. Please bring proof of age or birth certificate.

Senior calendar

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

Today - Dominoes, 10 a.m.

Thursday - Bingo, 10 a.m.

Friday - UNO, 10 a.m.

Monday - "Critical Information Inventory" with Teresa Spruill, 10 a.m.

Tuesday - Blood pressure screenings with Merry Gehr, 9:30 a.m.

Homemakers Club

The Brightwood Acres Homemakers Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive. The business meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. During this month's meeting, members will update membership information, review the education and standing committees' activities and present upcoming fundraising events, including the eighth annual Washington County Homemakers Scholarship Auction scheduled for Friday, April 23, at the Elks Lodge.

For information, call Helen at 301-797-7890.

Chili Cook-Off

On Saturday, the Hagerstown Suns will hold their sixth annual Chili Cook-Off and Music Festival and will be giving away awards and prizes.

The event will be held at Municipal Stadium on Memorial Boulevard in Hagerstown.

The event will benefit the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Lacrosse clinic

A lacrosse clinic for boys and girls in elementary and middle school will be held Saturdays, Oct. 17 and 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hagerstown YMCA.

The clinic costs $10 per child. Lacrosse sticks will be available for $35. The clinic is for returning players and beginners who wish to learn the game.

The clinic will be hosted by the Hagerstown and Smithsburg lacrosse clubs.

For more information or to register online, go to

Smithsburg Elementary

The school will hold its "Meet and Greet" Night Thursday at 7 p.m. The PTA will hold a brief general meeting.

Food course offered

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education will offer a course for food service facility owners, managers and food handlers who need a knowledge of food safety.

The course will be offered on Mondays, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 19, at HCC's Valley Mall Center.

Course topics include proper methods of food preparation, the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point concept of food safety, personal hygiene, proper cleaning and sanitizing of equipment and facilities, and guidelines for working with regulatory agencies.

A National Restaurant Association certificate is awarded to students upon successful completion of the course.

Cost is $154 and includes materials, exam and certification. The course meets the requirements in jurisdictions were manager certification is mandated.

For more information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

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