Around Boonsboro

October 27, 2009|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

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Greetings, neighbors

Hope all is well with you. Watch for little goblins out this Thursday during the treating hour.

Fire department

Don't forget that our local volunteer fire department will host two seasonal events this weekend.

On Friday and Saturday, Station 8 on Md. 67 near Rohrersville will host a family festival and open house from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is free and will include games for the kids and a haunted hayride.

On Sunday, the department will hold a money bingo at Station 6 on St. Paul Street. Doors open at noon, and the games begin at 1:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30, and extra packs and tip jars will be available for purchase. Food and drink will be sold. No outside refreshments will be allowed.

Nonperishable food items will be accepted at both events to support needy families in the community.

For more information, call 240-313-3907.


Boonsboro football

Time is running out for you to buy a 50th anniversary edition Longaberger basket to celebrate Boonsboro football.

It is the small berry basket with blue and white trim and customized laser engraved lid. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the senior class which hopes to purchase a new scoreboard. For more information, call Rochelle at 301-491-5153.

Christmas program

Trinity Lutheran Church, at 64 S. Main St., is planning now for its children's Christmas program.

The Christmas pageant this year is titled "Live from Bethlehem."

The program will be performed Sunday, Dec. 20, during Sunday morning service. The church is also planning a dress rehearsal program Friday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. Most practices will be held during children church on Sundays from Nov. 22 to Dec. 13. In addition, there will be a rehearsal Friday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. Drop by Sunday for Sunday school beginning at 9 a.m. to participate.

Library news

Some cool events are planned at the Boonsboro Library in the coming week.

There will be an expanded story time/Halloween party Saturday morning. Join Miss Marcella for a Halloween party with stories, pumpkin decorating, a short movie and treats. Costumes are optional. Register by calling 301-432-5723.

On Tuesday, Comic and Manga workshops will be held in the community room. Presenter Rebecca Oxley has designed workshops for those ages 11 to 17. Each workshop addresses the fundamentals of drawing and composition. Participants will practice drawing faces and bodies and then create a one-page comic.

Draw Comics focuses on graphic storytelling in the American tradition and will be held from 2 to 3 p.m.

Kaku Manga focuses on graphic storytelling in the Japanese tradition and will be held from 4 to 5 pm.

For more information, call 301-432-5723.

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., poet/author Adeline Foster presents "A Taste of Poetry." It will be an exploration of poetic styles. Foster will present romantic, humorous and dramatic examples. Light refreshments will be served. Register by calling 301-432-5723.

Angel Food program

Angel Food Ministry continues to be a service of the First Christian Church on St. Paul Street.

Recently, dates for November ordering and delivery were announced:

Stop by and order food options Sunday from noon to 1 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 6, from 5 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m.; Sunday, Nov. 8, from noon to 1 p.m.; and Monday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Several packages are available to families and individuals. Distribution of November orders is scheduled for Nov. 21.

For more information, call 240-625-2700.

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