Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

October 16, 2009|By HARRY NOGLE / 301-432-2437

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Doyles to host book signing Saturday

Authors Tim and Vernell Doyle will host a book signing at Sharpsburg Public Library, Main Street, Sharpsburg, Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Their book, "Sharpsburg," from the Arcadia "Images of America" series, was published Oct. 5 and has 209 photographs of Sharpsburg, its residents and the surrounding area.

The book is available at bookstores in the area and from businesses in Sharpsburg.

Historical Society to hold annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Sharpsburg Historical Society will be held Monday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall, Main Street, Sharpsburg.


Election of officers will be held. Plans for November and December meetings will be presented.

Anyone not currently a member of the historical society is welcomed to attend the meeting and consider joining. All current members are encouraged to be present as the group ends the year and looks to the future.

Lions to sell ham sandwiches

The Sharpsburg Lions will sell country ham sandwiches for $2 each.

Orders may be picked up St. Paul's Episcopal Church after 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, or they will be delivered Friday, Nov. 7.

Call Roger Moore at 240-469-4674 or Wade Moore at 301-790-0632 by Oct. 30 to order sandwiches.

Salem Lutheran plans Christmas bazaar

Salem Lutheran Church, 17626 Bakersville Road, will hold a Christmas bazaar Saturday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Craft tables, a bake sale and food will be available. A drawing for a homemade quilt will be held at 1 p.m.

The bazaar is to benefit the Needy Families Fund.

Rural Heritage Museum plans bread baking class

The Washington County Agricultural Marketing Department, in partnership with the Rural Heritage Museum, will host an artisan bread baking class Saturday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This is a hands-on class that will enable participants to learn the unique preparation method of bread baking as it occurred 200 years ago. The class costs $50 per person, which covers all class materials.

Registration is required by calling the Rural Heritage Museum at 240-420-1714. Early registration is encouraged. Participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages will be provided.

Rohrersville Ruritan to hold fall fest Oct. 24

The Rohrersville Ruritan Club will hold its annual fall fest Saturday, Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ruritan Park in Rohrersville.

Soups and sandwiches will be available.

Chicken corn, vegetable and bean soups, country ham, turkey and turkey with cheese sandwiches will be sold. A straw maze, pumpkin painting and a hayride will be available. For more information, call 301-791-2369.

Library to host antique critiques

A professional appraiser from Cochran Auctioneers & Associates will be available to identify and give an estimated value for antiques or collectibles Thursday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sharpsburg Library.

Registration is required. Call 301-432-8825 to reserve a time slot for your appraisal. You may bring one item, such as a rare book or a toy. No firearms and no furniture except for lightweight pieces that you can carry without assistance. Call 301-432-8825 for more information.

Commission on Aging seeking centenarians

The Washington County Commission on Aging will host its annual centenarian luncheon Nov. 10 in honor of all individuals in the county who will be 100 years of age or older this year.

If you know someone who has or will reach this milestone by the end of the year, call Hannah Cramer, deputy director, at 301-790-0275, ext. 209.

Jackie Willison to speak at senior site

Jackie Willison will speak on the topic "Remembering When" Monday at the senior site in Keedysville. Helen House will speak on "Pneumonia: How to Avoid It" and conduct exercises Tuesday. For more information, call Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624.

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