Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

November 04, 2009|By DARYLENE MOWEN

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Veterans Day

The annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held at Smithsburg Veterans Park on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. The featured speaker will be Lt. Col. Jeffery M. Rives from the 167th Airlift Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard. The Smithsburg Middle School Band will perform. A canopy and chairs will be provided.

Homemakers Club

The Brightwood Acres Homemakers Club will meet Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive. The business meeting starts at 9:30 a.m. Club member Joyce Ott, from the Environmental Issues Committee, will present this month's program on the topic of tap water vs. bottled water.

Members are conducting a flag fundraiser to support the Washington County Homemakers Scholarship program.

The flags, which are 12-inches-by-15-inches in size, are available in numerous designs and cost $5 each. For information, contact a club member or a member from any of the nine county Homemakers Clubs. The club meets the second Tuesday of the month. For club information, call Helen Clark at 301-797-7890.


Smithsburg Middle

The Smithsburg Middle School PTSA is holding its Wolfgang candy and candle/wrapping paper fundraiser from now until Friday, with delivery on Dec. 4. Proceeds support various activities at the school. For more information, call 301-824-7835.

Gospel quartet

The gospel quartet The King's Heralds will perform Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11507 Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown.

The event is free. For more information, call 301-733-4411.

Ballroom dancing

Jim Powers will hold his ballroom dancing party Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Building. Admission costs $4 per person.

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

Today - Word games and UNO, 10 a.m.

Thursday - Bingo, 10 a.m.

Friday - "Depression and You" with Jackie Willison, 10:30 a.m.

Monday - "Critical Information Inventory" with Teresa Spruill, 10 a.m.

Tuesday - "All About Your Ears" with Ita Kavanaugh, 10 a.m.

School bonanza

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

Tickets cost $25, which admits two people. Tickets include dinner, draft beer, soda and homemade desserts.

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.

Grand Sunday Brunch

The Washington County Chapter of the American Cancer Society will hold its 20th annual Grand Sunday Brunch Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hager Hall Conference and Event Center, 1201 Dual Highway in Hagerstown.

The theme will be "Look Good Feel Better" with volunteer cosmetologists teaching cancer patients beauty tips to look better and feel good about how they look during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

As in the past, Lou Scally will be the master of ceremonies.

There will be face painting by Mary Jane Koontz, magicians Hugh McVeagh, Dean Burkitt and Jim Greer will entertain, and a silent auction will run throughout the event.

Raffle tickets with locally donated items will also be available during the event. This year, there will be a separate Redskins/Cowboys game raffle ticket.

Tickets cost $35 for adults and $12 for those ages 4 to 12. For advance purchase, 10 tickets cost $300. Tickets are available at Vasco Inc., 1075 Sherman Ave. in Hagerstown.

For more information, call 301-733-8272 or e-mail

Author to speak

Local author Warren Gray will present new information and evidence regarding the historical mysteries of "Custer's Last Stand."

The event will be at the Smithsburg Library Thursday, Nov. 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the community room. Recent archeological exploration of the battlefield and analysis of Native American testimonies have shed new light on the famous battle.

Gray is an experienced historical researcher, author and retired Air Force intelligence officer who earned four college degrees and 20 military medals during his career, and made five trips to the Little Bighorn Battlefield.

Seating is limited. To register, call 301-824-7722 to register for this event.

Centenarians sought

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Washington County Commission on Aging will host its annual centenarian luncheon in honor of all individuals in the county who are or 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, notify Hannah Cramer, COA deputy director, at 301-790-0275, ext. 209, at your earliest convenience.

Anyone reaching this landmark, whether living independently, with family or who are in assisted or long-term care facilities are being sought to receive this recognition. Even if the individual would be unable to attend the luncheon, COA would still like to honor his or her achievement.

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