Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

April 14, 2010|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

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Cascade Elementary PTA to elect officers

Election of officers for the Cascade Elementary School PTA executive board will be in May. All offices are open.

For more information, call Jill Keller or Vicky Stouffer, PTA co-presidents, at 301-766-8066.

Senior site calendar

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

o Today - "Laughter is the Best Medicine" and exercise with Helen House, 10:15 a.m.

o Thursday - Bingo, 10 a.m.

o Friday - Mind games, 10 a.m.

o Monday - Word games, 10 a.m.

o Tuesday - Bingo, 10 a.m.

TOPS 462 chapter meets

The TOPS Chapter 462 in Smithsburg keeps rolling with great weekly weigh-ins. This past week, Jim was the best loser with 7 pounds lost. Sue had another loss, making it 10 weeks in a row. She also won $10 for losing 10 pounds and keeping it off.


The program was a good one, which featured a roundtable discussion. Each person told the group what they did to lose weight this week. Exercise and portion control were the main points.

Ola has the program for this week. She will talk about calories and what counts.

The chapter welcomed back Bob and Sandy.

Some of the chapter members have started a walking group at Smithsburg's Veterans Park. The group meets weekdays at 4:30 p.m. The public is welcome.

The TOPS chapter is a nonprofit, weight-loss support group that meets Thursdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 51 S. Main St. in Smithsburg.

Weigh-in starts at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call Ola at 301-824-7650 or John at 717-749-3023, or go to

Quilt show set for this weekend

The Friendship Quilters Guild of Hagerstown and the Buchanan Trail Quiltmakers of Waynesboro, Pa., are sponsoring the Mason Dixon Quilt show Saturday and Sunday at Hagerstown Community College's ARCC.

On Saturday, the show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday it is from noon to 5 p.m. Proceeds benefit the HCC Lady Hawks Scholarship Fund.

There will be more than 200 quilts on display, plus demonstrations, a children's area, vendors, door prizes, raffle quilts and other activities. Admission is $5 for adults. Those younger than 12 will be admitted free.

Charity basketball game

The Smithsburg High School faculty will play rival Boonsboro High's faculty in a charity basketball game Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Boonsboro High. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for students.

Proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore. A Nintendo Wii and gift cards will be raffled off during halftime.

Chicken barbecue to be held Saturday

Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a chicken barbecue and bake sale Saturday from 10 a.m. until sold out at Lewis Fruit Stand on Md. 64 near Smithsburg.

The menu includes one-half chicken, baked beans and cole slaw. Tickets cost $6 for the meal or $5 for chicken only.

Homemakers Club to meet Tuesday

The Brightwood Acres Homemakers Club will meet Tuesday, April 20, at 1 p.m. at the Village at Robinwood.

Members will meet on the third Tuesday of each month for the remainder of the Homemakers' calendar year.

Club members Dora Busch and Mildred Nethken, from the Family Life and Resources committee, will present this month's program titled "To Move or Stay Put?"

Additional information about the Washington County Homemakers' auctions will be provided. For information regarding any of the nine Washington County Homemakers' Clubs, call Helen Clark at 301-797-7890.

Spaghetti dinner set for April 24

Cavetown United Church of Christ will hold a spaghetti dinner Saturday, April 24, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The menu includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, drink and dessert.

Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for those ages 6 to 12. Those younger than 6 will be admitted free.

For more information, call Kendra at 301-714-0189.

The church is on Church Road in Cavetown.

PTSA needs officers

The Smithsburg High School PTSA will meet Tuesday, April 27, at 1:15 p.m. in the guidance conference room.

The group is in need of officers. If interested, go to the school's Web site and read the PTSA newsletter.


Birthday wishes to Jay Thurber, from his family and friends.

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