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Around Clear Spring

April 06, 2010|By CHERYL WEAVER

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Rummage sale



St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Big Pool will host a rummage sale in its basement. The sale will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Ruritan butchering



Wilson Ruritan's country butchering and pancake breakfast will be Saturday, beginning at 6:30 a.m. at the Wilson Ruritan Club, just west of Huyetts Crossroads on U.S. 40. The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes with one serving of puddin' or sausage patty or sausage gravy, coffee and orange juice.

Breakfast costs $4. The meat goes on sale at 7 a.m.

This will be the last butchering event of the season. In May, there will be a breakfast only on Saturday, May 8.

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'Footloose' on stage



Clear Spring High School will present the musical "Footloose" April 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and April 18 at 2 p.m.

The Broadway hit is based on the 1980s movie starring Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer and John Lithgow.

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $6 for students/seniors and active military. Tickets can be reserved by calling 301-766-8999.

Community breakfast



There will be a free community breakfast at the Big Pool Ruritan Building Saturday, April 17, from 7 to 9:30 a.m.

It is sponsored by the men of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church.

As one of its servant evangelism projects, the breakfast is open to everyone and is free.

Teddy bear picnic



There will be a teddy bear picnic Saturday, April 17, at 11:30 a.m. at Clear Spring Library. The story time will feature Miss Angie and her teddy bear friend.

There will be stories, songs and snacks. Participants are encouraged to take their favorite stuffed friend and a blanket for the picnic area.

Registration is required for this event. The registration deadline is Saturday.

For more information, call 301-842-2730.

Scholarship event



The inaugural Irene Shives-Rosenberry Memorial Scholarship fundraising event will be Saturday at 6 p.m. at Clear Spring American Legion.

The event includes food, drinks and T-shirts (while supplies last).

There will be an auction of items such as signed professional sports memorabilia. There will also be Longaberger basket raffles, 50/50s, tip jars and music by DVK.

Tickets cost $15 per person or $25 per couple.

For more information, call Kim at 301-991-5447, Mark at 301-331-7516 or Rodney at 301-302-1505.

Homemakers



Don't forget, the Clear Spring Homemakers will meeting today at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in the social room at 12:30 p.m. New members are always welcome. The program will be on family life and family resources. For more information, call Ruth at 301-842-2334.

Did you know?



Did you know that Fort Frederick was carefully restored by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s, and operates as a living history museum? Located inside the fort are two reconstructed enlisted men's barracks. Fort Frederick was the largest stone fort built by the British in the colonies, during the French and Indian War period. Known as the "Gibraltar on the Potomac," the fort today is said to be "Western Maryland's First Homeland Security." The fort celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2006.

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