Around Hancock

May 06, 2010|By ANNE WEATHERHOLT / 301-678-6888

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Farmers market

After an eventful weekend, things are quiet around Hancock this week.

The Masons' Breakfast in the Park has been canceled for Saturday, but look for them next month.

You might try the Farmers Market on Saturday to see if any vendors show up at Joseph Hancock Park. The market has had a slow start so far, but things will pick up soon.

Day of prayer

Following the tradition of his predecessors, President Barack Obama has declared the first Thursday in May as the annual National Day of Prayer. That's today, and among the houses of worship open in Hancock throughout the day will be St. Thomas' Episcopal and St. Peter's Catholic Churches, both on East High Street. Stop in, enjoy a few moments of quiet reflection and say a prayer for our nation and for anything else of concern to you.

Organ concert

The next event in the 175th anniversary celebration of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church is an organ concert Sunday, May 23, at 4 p.m.


St. Thomas' former assistant organist, Daniel Weatherholt, now organist-choirmaster of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, will present a program that leads the congregation through the liturgical year. Come and hear music from Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost and All Saints' Day. There will be hymns to sing and enjoy the improvisations, as well as performance pieces featuring all the ranks, bells and "whistles" (well, bells, but no whistles, just the harp) of this 12-rank M.P. Moller pipe organ. Historic St. Thomas' is at Church and High streets. The recital is free and open to the public.

Lego building

The Hancock Public Library in Widmeyer Park will host an after-school Lego building event Wednesday, May 12, from 4 to 5 p.m. The ongoing Lego project is for those ages 5 to 12.

For more information, call the library at 301-678-5300.

Exhibit center

Tuesday, May 11, is the date for a public ceremony to mark the opening of the new exhibit center in downtown Hancock.

Many of the geological displays formerly at the Visitors Center along Interstate 68 on Sideling Hill Mountain will be housed in the downtown location. Mayor Dan Murphy and a host of public officials will gather for the official opening at 2 p.m. in the former G.C. Murphy building. The public is invited.

Job fair

Town officials are putting together a job fair for those around Hancock and the Tri-State area who are seeking employment. The event is set for Friday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the former Fleetwood building on South Street.

For more information, call the Town Office at 301-678-5622.

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