Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

November 25, 2009|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my family and friends.

Dramatic interpretation

On the first Sunday in Advent, Dr. Renee Mackey will present a dramatic interpretation of the angel appearing to Mary with the news of Jesus' birth. What did Mary feel when she heard the news of her upcoming pregnancy? How did her faith sustain her through the rejection from her family and friends that was sure to come?

The dramatic interpretation will be Sunday at 10 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church off Jefferson Boulevard between Eastern Boulevard and Robinwood Drive. A time of fellowship follows.

Celebration of ministry

A celebration of The Rev. Sandra Kline-Mortimer as vicar at St. Anne's Episcopal Church will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. It will be a celebration of the new ministry.


The Right Rev. John L. Rabb and Bishop Suffragan of Maryland will be presiding. A reception follows.

The church is at 9 Maple Ave. in Smithsburg.

Youth lacrosse registration set

Smithsburg Youth Lacrosse Club is open for spring registration.

Register online at or register at the Smithsburg Public Library on Dec. 3, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Online registration will be open until Jan. 15 for all returning and new players.

Cascade Elementary

Holiday goodwill projects: Once again this year, the children of Cascade will participate in the St Jude Children's Research Hospital's mathathon program. To participate, students need to return the signed consent form to their teachers. Pledges from their sponsors are collected and returned to school. Collection dates will be Dec. 7, 14 and 15. The school will mail donations to St. Jude's Hospital and students eligible for prizes will receive their prizes after winter break.

Smithsburg Middle

The ELA staff is challenging students to read 25 books during the school year. Last year, the school had more than 200 students meet the challenge. Each ELA teacher will have their own system.

Smithsburg High

The Smithsburg High School PTSA will meet Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 1:15 p.m. at the school.

SHS PTSA is participating in the Martin's Bonus Points fundraiser. If you haven't already joined, please go to to register.

The school code is No. 00165.

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

Today - "Sugar Substitutes: Which Should I Choose?" and exercise with Helen House, 10:15 a.m.

Thursday - Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Friday - Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Monday - UNO, 10 a.m.

Tuesday - Blood pressure screening with Merry Gehr, 9:30 a.m.

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