Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

August 19, 2010|By HARRY NOGLE
  • Rodger and Shelva Lohman are shown at Chateau Lake Louise, Canada.
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Lohmans visit Canada

Rodger and Shelva Lohman of Sharpsburg recently traveled on a 20-day Baer Express Tour of the Canadian Rockies from July 8 to 27.

On the tour, the Lohmans visited the states of Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Montana and North Dakota.

In Montana, the Lohmans visited Glacier National Park.

In Canada, the Lohmans visited Alberta, Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Edmonton, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Winnipeg. In Winnipeg, the Lohmans met and dined with friends.

Valerio to speak at Sharpsburg Library

Tim Valerio, an avid gardener for 40 years, will talk about environmentally friendly gardening at Sharpsburg Library Thursday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m.

Valerio landscaped the yard at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 209 W. Main St. in Sharpsburg.

For more information, call the Sharpsburg Library at 301-432-8825.

Sharpsburg Elementary begins school year

Sharpsburg Elementary will begin the school year with an open house for first and second grades Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and third, fourth and fifth grades the next evening at the same time.


The PTA will hold a community yard sale Saturday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. during Sharpsburg Heritage Days.

The PTA and will sponsor Sharpsburg Family Kaboom night Friday, Sept. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The PTA will hold a Sharpsburg Elementary fall festival Friday, Oct. 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Fire company to hold bingo

The Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold bingo Saturday with the doors opening at 11:30 a.m. and bingo beginning at 1 p.m. There will be 28 games, including three specials that cost $1 apiece. Bingo costs $10.

The fire company will also hold a steak dinner Saturday, Aug. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $15, which includes steak, baked potato, baked beans, green beans, coleslaw and tea.

For more information, call Nancy at 301-432-2938 or call the fire house at 301-432-2130.

Heritage Museum to hold spud fest

The Friends of the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum will hold its eighth annual spud fest Saturday, Aug. 28, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center.

Potatoes planted in the spring will be harvested by horse-drawn plow.

Prizes will be awarded to children in age groups for finding the largest and smallest potatoes.

The Washington County Antique Tractor Club will hold an antique tractor show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Demonstrations of a stone crusher and corn sheller will take place, along with barrel rides and hay rides. Other activities include potato sack race, spoon relay, family games and a snowball stand.

In addition, museum will host a cruise-in Aug. 29 starting at 3 p.m.

The museum buildings, village and garden will be open to visitors during the spud fest. No admission will be charged, but donations will be accepted.

District 12 Ruritan to hold crab feed

District 12 Ruritan, at the corner of Manor Church and Breathedsville roads in Fairplay, will host a crab feed Saturday, Sept. 11.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with all-you-can-eat crabs served between 6 and 9 p.m. The menu also includes chicken, corn on the cob, coleslaw, baked beans, cold draft and sodas.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

For more information, call 301-582-1005.

St. Mark's to present 'Endless Summer'

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, at 18313 Lappans Road, will present its second annual "Endless Summer" festival offering live music, free food, children's games and tours of the historic church.

This year, the Fisher Family will perform "Old Time" gospel and bluegrass music from 4 to 6 p.m., joined by St. Mark's member Al Ward on guitar.

From 6 to 8 p.m., the St. Mark's Folk choir "plus" takes the stage with favorites from the 1960s, '70s and '80s.

Organist choirmaster Daniel Weatherholt will play the carillon.

For more information or directions to the church, go to For more information about the event, call 301-582-0417.

Heritage Festival committee to collect scrap metal

Residents can donate scrap metal into the Conservit Dumpster at the Sharpsburg Fire House during August to help support the Sharpsburg Heritage Festival.

Any scrap metal is accepted, including poles, tomato cages, yard tools, tools, pots, pans, appliances, roofing, exercise equipment, lamps, ladders, storm windows, doors, car parts, motors and boats. A refrigerator must have the freon professionally removed.

For more information, call Meredith at 301-991-0265.

Zumba offered at Rockland Woods

The Washington County Recreation Department will offer Zumba classes at Rockland Woods Elementary School. Zumba is exercise done to Latin and hip-hop rhythms. The Instructor will be Liz Martz.

The classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays form Sept. 13 to Dec. 8 (no class Nov. 24) from 5:15 to 6 p.m. The class will cost $35 for county residents and $45 for nonresident. The class will cost $32 for those 55 and older.

For more information, go to

Canning class offered at Ag Center

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