Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

October 07, 2009|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

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Yard/bake sale

The Ladies Ministries of Mt. Pleasant Church of God will hold their annual yard/bake sale during Colorfest on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The church is on Md. 77 (Foxville Road) at the Washington County/Frederick County line. For more information, call 301-824-6293.


Bible prophecy seminar

The Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church is hosting the Unlocking Revelation Bible Prophecy Seminar on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Hagerstown Hotel & Convention Center.

Brian McMahon, a Bible teacher, is well-known for making complex biblical topics clear and understandable. Come learn the key principles of biblical interpretation that provide the basis for unraveling the mysteries of Revelation and its most relevant messages for today.


Free admission, parking and child care. Other events are set for 7 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20 and 22.


Smithsburg Senior Site

Today, UNO at 10 a.m.

Thursday, bingo at 10 a.m.

Friday, Remembering When, fall-prevention program with Jackie Willison at 10:30 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 12, closed for Columbus Day.

Tuesday, Oct. 13, Know Your Numbers with Ita Kavanaugh at 10 a.m.


Smithsburg Middle

Welcome this year to Jeanette Clark, the school nurse.

Parental portal training session will be Oct. 14 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Washington County Public Schools auditorium, 820 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown.

To register, contact Kari Shank at 301-766-8828 or


Pancake breakfast

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ on Cavetown Church Road in Cavetown will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

The menu includes sausage, eggs, orange juice and coffee. The cost is $5 for adults; $2.50 for ages 6 to 12; and free for those younger than 6. For more information, call 301-824-2971.


Health and Safety Day

The Smithsburg Community Activities Commission is conducting its second annual Health and Safety Day on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Veterans Park in Smithsburg. The event is free to the public and will feature exhibitions by local fire, police and rescue services, as well as county and state agencies. A K-9 demonstration, child identification kits and refreshments will be available.

Following the Health and Safety Day, there will be a Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk through downtown Smithsburg. The event is sponsored by the Smithsburg JRL Community Center Inc. and will help raise funds for a new community center in Smithsburg. Registration for the walk is at 4 p.m. at Veterans Park. A $25 sponsor pledge is requested.

For more information, contact Donnie Souders Jr., council liaison to the Smithsburg Community Activities Commission, at


The Smithsburg chapter had another full week. First was the chapter meeting Thursday, with Dale and Sandy tied for best loser of the week. Dale also had the program: "starting out slow with your exercise." Saturday, members of the chapter went to Union Bridge, Md., for a fall rally to honor the summer best losers.

John received the chapter's Angle Award, voted on by the members of the chapter. Ola was honored with 8 weeks of losses in a row and for the summer's best loser. John, Mack and Ola also got an award for perfect attendance for the summer months.

Thursday, John will have the program, recapping the fall rally for those that did not go, and handing out awards for the chapter's best losers.

The chapter meets every Thursday evening at St Paul's United Methodist Church, 51 S. Main St. in Smithsburg. Weigh-in starts at 5:30 with the meeting starting at 6:00. Visitors are always welcome.

For more information, call Ola at 301-824-7650 or John at 717-749-3023; also on the Web at

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