Around Boonsboro

October 05, 2009|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

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Greetings, neighbors!

Hope all is well with you. The fall brings many opportunities to be out and about. 

A belated birthday wish to my friend, Kelli McAuley, who turned 8 on Oct. 3. Kelli is a second-grader at BES in Mrs. Hammer-Adkins' class.


Yearbooks available

Calling all 2009 BHS grads: the yearbooks are in. Graduates and former students of BHS can pick their yearbooks up in the front office.

There also is a limited supply of extra books on sale for $64 each. They can be purchased in the front office or from Mrs. Dyer in room C26 before of after school.



Pumpkin bingo

Trinity Lutheran Church, at 64 S. Main St., will host a pumpkin bingo Friday at 7 p.m. in the social hall. Bring a nonperishable food item as your ticket to enter; the food will go to the local food bank and you might win a pumpkin. Feel free to bring munchies and drinks. 


Angel Food Project

The Angel Food Project is growing and serving through the auspices of the First Christian Church in Boonsboro, just across from the fire hall on St. Paul Street.

Order dates for this month are Friday from 5 to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.; and Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. Distribution will be Saturday, Oct. 24.

All income levels and household sizes are welcome to order food. Frozen meals for singles and/or seniors are available, as well as the ingredients to make a family meal. For more information, call Sarah Luby at 240-625-2700. 


Sandwich sale

Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, at 33 Potomac St. in Boonsboro, will sell barbecued chicken and pit beef sandwiches on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eat in or carry out your lunch, and stop by the baked-goods table for dessert. For more information, call Debbie Thomas at 301-432-2247.


Orphans presentation

Trinity Lutheran Church of Boonsboro will host a presentation on Sunday at 4 p.m. by Pastor Babu, chief pastor and director of the Orphan's Faith Home in Machiliputnam, India.

The home serves as a shelter, school and  family for many orphans left to fend for themselves in poverty-stricken areas of India. Babu will share photos and stories of the work being done there. He will accept donations of men's lightweight sport coats for the pastors serving his mission area.


Young at Heart

The Young at Heart Group, a gathering of seniors across the area, will meet Tuesday, Oct. 13. The group was originally a service of Hospice, but has expanded to a fellowship that meets across the area. Carpooling is available to those without transportation. Join them for a meal and friendly conversation. For more information, call 301-582-2045.


Basketball sign-ups

The Boonsboro Area Boys Basketball League will have sign-ups Oct. 13 and 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Boonsboro Fire Hall on St. Paul Street. All boys in grades three through eight are welcome. There is an $80 sign-up fee.

For more information, go to or call Tom at 301-432-2366.


Solar presentation

The Tri-State Astronomers will host "Our Amazing Sun" and solar observation Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Boonsboro Library. The program is for adults and children older than 6. 

The presentation will cover topics such as the structure of the sun, how magnetic activity on the sun can affect us, a solar eclipse, and the features of the sun that can be observed using a solar telescope.

Participants will be invited to go outside to safely view the sun using the special telescope (weather permitting). Advance registration is requested by calling 301-432-5723.


'Trashed' being shown

The Boonsboro Recycling Task Force will show the movie "Trashed" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Community Center in Shafer Park. Admission is free and open to the public.

The movie analyzes the causes and effects of the seemingly innocuous act of "taking out the garbage," while showcasing the individuals, activists, and corporate and advocacy groups working to affect change.

The 2-year-old task force is devoted to promoting curbside recycling, as well as offering educational and outreach programs to residents. For more information about the organization, call Janeen Solberg, chairwoman, at 301-416-2750.

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