Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

October 21, 2009|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

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Smithsburg JRL group to meet Nov. 2

The next meeting of the Smithsburg JRL Community Center will be Monday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

The group is seeking more board members and is looking for residents to lead the following committees: marketing, fundraising, Web site, engineering and media.

For information, call 301-824-2645 or e-mail

Library event

Attention teens - don't miss this blowout Halloween horrorfest at the Smithsburg Library Saturday at 7 p.m.

The event will feature pumpkin bowling, a costume contest, games, music and refreshments. The event is for those ages 13 to 17.


To register, call 301-824-7722 by Wednesday.

On Saturday at 8:30 p.m., the library will show the movie "The Blair Witch Project" in the community room.

Refreshments will be served. This film is rated R and registration is required. Those younger than 17 must have a signed permission slip or be accompanied by an adult. Call 301-824-7722 to register.

Ladies of the Elks

Ladies of the Elks and Associates 378 donated $1,000 to the Pancreatic Cancer Purple Stride Walk. The group also donated funds to Breast Cancer Awareness from proceeds from its Oct. 18 money bonanza.

Smithsburg Middle

Don't forget to sign up to help the school earn cash each time you use your Martin's bonuscard. You can register online at (SMS school code 00164).

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

Today - Dominoes, 10 a.m.

Thursday - Bingo, 10 a.m.

Friday - Word games, 10 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 26 - UNO, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 27 - Bingo,10 a.m.

St. Mary Catholic School plans bonanza Nov. 7

St. Mary Catholic School will host a bonanza at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive Saturday, Nov. 7.

Tickets cost $25, which admits two people. Tickets include dinner, draft beer, soda and homemade desserts. Cash prices include: first ticket and every 20th ticket wins $25, the 100th and 200th tickets win $135 (celebrating 135 years of St. Mary School) and the last ticket drawn wins $2,500.

Tip jars, raffles, silent auction items and door prizes will be available. The DJ/dance begins after the drawings. The doors open at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call the school at 301-733-1184.

Sunday Brunch

The American Cancer Society's 20th annual Grand Sunday Brunch will be held Sunday, Nov. 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hager Hall Conference and Event Center at 901 Dual Highway in Hagerstown.

The event includes a day of feasting and family fun. Tickets cost $35 for adults and $12 for those ages 4 to 12. Advance tickets are available at 10 for $300.

A silent auction will be held throughout the event.

There will be face painting by Mary Jane Koontz. Magicians Hugh McVeagh, Dean Burkitt and Jim Greer will entertain. Raffle tickets with locally donated items will also be available.

For more information, contact Cathy Thomas, community manager, at 301-733-8272 or by e-mail at


The Meadows Original Frozen Custard of Hagerstown will host its third annual end-of-year cruise-in to Benefit the Humane Society of Washington County Saturday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 5 p.m.

This annual event takes place at shop at 222 E. Oak Ridge Drive in the South Pointe Shopping Center.

The event will feature classic cars and music. The animal shelter will have adoptable animals on site from 1 to 4 p.m., weather permitting. Donations will be accepted throughout the day and evening at the drive-thru, walk-up windows or eat-in parlor.

Suggested donations include money, dog collars, leashes, scratching posts, portable kennels/crates, as well as PetCo and/or PetSmart gift certificates.

All donations will be eligible for a free small cone and entry to win a $5 gift certificate or Meadows T-shirt.

For more iinformation, call 301-790-2400 or go to

Rose Day sites

The Kiwanis Club will hold Rose Day on Oct. 29. Roses will be for sale at the following sites:

o Long Meadow Shopping Center

o Rose Hill Cemetery (both entrances)

o Barefoot Bernie's on Dual Highway

o Freedom Electronics at 10424 Gov. Lane Boulevard in Williamsport

o South Mountain Day Spa, North Main Street in Boonsboro

Holiday card making

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering a course on creating personalized holiday greeting cards on Wednesdays, from Oct. 28 through Nov. 18, in HCC's Career Programs Building.

Taught by artist Rebecca Montgomery, the course will teach students how to make holiday cards using simple watercolor techniques.

The course is designed for all skill levels. Students are asked to bring a basic set of watercolor tube paints and paper to class. Cost is $60.

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

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