Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

December 31, 2009|By HARRY NOGLE

Fire company to hold breakfast

The Potomac Valley Fire Department in Dargan will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m.

The $5 breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee, milk and juice. Those younger than 5 will be admitted free.

Candlelight service planned at church

Samples Manor Church of God, at 2128 Harpers Ferry Road near Dargan, will hold a candlelight service Sunday at 7 p.m. at the church, weather permitting.

Everyone is invited to attend and remember loved ones.

Self-defense class to start Jan. 10

A class to teach women self-defense techniques will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro, on Sundays, Jan. 10, 17 and 24 from 2 to 5 p.m.


R. McVey, formerly of the Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff's Department, will teach physical self-defense techniques, common sense precautions and other safety tips intended especially for women and girls. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. Mats will be provided.

The class is free and open to the public.

To sign up, call Patty at 240-217-3855 or e-mail Go to for information or directions to the church.

Museum to hold bread baking class

The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum will host a beginner's artisan bread baking class Saturday, Jan. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you would like to learn more about historic and artisan breads and methods of bread baking as it occurred 200 years ago, this is the class to attend.

The hands-on class will enable participants to enjoy the aroma and taste of home baked bread.

The class costs $50 per person, which covers all class materials.

Advance registration is required by calling at 240-420-1714. Early registration is encouraged since the class fills quickly and has limited space. Participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages will be provided.

Museum to hold seed-saving event

The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum will host a Second Sunday in the Garden event Sunday, Jan. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. The January event will be held inside at the museum.

Participants will learn about seed saving, heirloom seeds and where to find them. The children's activity this month will be making a seed quilt patch. No admission will be charged, but donations will be accepted.

AYSO to hold soccer registration

The Boonsboro Area Youth Soccer Organization will hold spring registration Saturday, Jan. 9, and Saturday, Jan. 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the community room of the Boonsboro Library on Md. 34.

For more information, call 301-432-2976.

House to speak at senior site

Helen House will speak on the topic "Steps To Get Motivated and Moving in the New Year" and conduct exercises Tuesday at the senior site on Mount Vernon Drive in Keedysville.

For more information, call Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624.

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Information concerning churches, clubs, schools, organizations and activities in the Sharpsburg/Keedysville area may be called to Harry Nogle at 301-432-2437 or e-mailed to

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