Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

August 04, 2010|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

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Knitters reach giveaway milestone

The knitters and crocheters at Covenant Presbyterian Church who have been creating sweaters for children through World Vision recently reached a milestone.

Their number of sweaters sent to needy children reached more than 50.

The project is sponsored by Covenant Presbyterian, at 11833 Greenhill Drive off Jefferson Boulevard between Eastern Boulevard and Robinwood Drive.

Those who enjoy knitting/crocheting are invited to join in the fun. The group has plenty of needles, yarn and patterns to share.

The church thanks the five women in the community who are giving of their time to improve the lives of children. One of the women also knitted hats for Children in Need, a local charity that distributes clothes, personal-care items,and school supplies to needy children and youths in Washington County.


For more information, call the church at 301-790-2758.

Ballroom dancing to be held Friday

Jim Powers will hold his ballroom dance party Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Building. Admission costs $4.

Pen Mar concerts continue Sunday

Music By Just Us will perform at Pen Mar Park on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. as the summer music series continues.

Stress and weight workshop planned

The Washington County Health Department is offering new fall classes for Emotional Brain Training (EBT): a solution for stress and weight.

This program is designed to help individuals struggling with weight issues and focuses on the root of the obesity problem: stress.

Classes will be held at Valley Grace Brethren Church on Thursday evenings starting this month and in Boonsboro on Tuesday evenings starting in September.

For more information, call the Washington County Health Department at 240-313-3360, TDD/TTY 240-313-3391.

HCC offering photo class

Hagerstown Community College's English and Humanities Division is offering a photography course for advanced students who have experience beyond introductory level photography and digital-imaging courses.

Photography II (ART 215) will be offered on Thursdays from 5:30 to 9:05 p.m., beginning Aug. 30. The course will run through Dec. 17.

Taught by HCC instructor and veteran photographer Benita Keller, the course will focus on portfolio development in the fine-arts genres of portrait, landscape and still-life photography.

According to Keller, students will build a portfolio of images and be guided through the online book-producing program "blurb" to complete their own photography book. Students interested in this course should have already taken Photography I (ART 115) or have expanded technical knowledge working with a single lens reflex camera or an advanced point-and-shoot.

Some basic knowledge of photo-editing software is also required, as students will use Adobe Photoshop for editing images.

For more information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 238, or go to

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

Today - Clown Week - History of Clowns. Share your favorite memory of clowns.

Thursday - Bingo, 10 a.m.

Friday - "Good Old Summertime," with Jackie Willison, 10:30 a.m.

Monday - Dollar Day - U.S. dollar history, 10 a.m.

Tuesday - "Brown Bag Your Medications," with Ita Kavanaugh, 10 a.m.

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