Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

August 25, 2010|By DARYLENE MOWEN

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Library event

If you are age 18 or older and participated in the Washington County Free Library Adult Summer Reading Club, plan to attend the Adult Summer Reading Club closing mixer at the Smithsburg Branch Library Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mix and mingle with other avid readers, talk about the books you read this summer, your all-time favorite books and your favorite authors. Register for door prizes. Meet the authors who will attend the event. Refreshments will be served.

Authors attending include Debbi Mack, Rebecca York, Adam Meyer, John M. Whalen, Mary Rubin, Vivian Lawry and Candice Speare.

To register, call the Smithsburg Branch Library at 301-824-7722.

Pen Mar Park

The annual Everybody's Day will be Sunday at Pen Mar Park as the summer music series continues. The program begins at noon.


The Josh Tindall Orchestra will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be a jitterbug contest at 2:30 p.m. and a waltz contest at 2:45 p.m.

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

Today - "The Amazing Brain," and exercise with Helen Stevens, 10:15 a.m.

Thursday - Birthday luncheon, 11:30 a.m.

Friday - Puzzle time, 10 a.m.

Monday - Singalong day

Tuesday - Banana split day

Sunday singing

On Sunday at 10 a.m., the voices at Covenant Presbyterian Church will be raised in song. Church members have submitted their favorite hymns from years past to be sung in worship over the next several months. Some of these will be combined with others to create a harmonic quilt pattern of praise. The public is welcome.

The church is at 11833 Greenhill Drive off Jefferson Boulevard between Robinwood Drive and Eastern Boulevard.

Church planning block party Sunday

Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church will hold a block party Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.

The church is at 11507 Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown.

The event is free. It will feature pony rides, inflatable bounce and dunk tank, reptiles, cookie decorating, guessing games, basketball shoot, a maze, face painting and door prizes.

Food and snow cones will be available.

Blood pressure and blood sugar checks will be given.

For more information, call 301-733-4411.

Motorcycle ride

On Saturday, Aug. 28, Throttles Bar and Grill, at 236 Cumberland St. in Clear Spring, will hold the third annual Michelle Younker Memorial Ride to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.

The ride is being held by Wanda and Sam Mills of Throttles in honor of their friend, Michelle Younker, who passed away in August 2005.

"Michelle never had kids. She had two or three Great Danes all the time and just loved her dogs," Sam Mills said. "We wanted to do something in her honor and we think holding this ride to benefit the shelter is something she would have liked."

"This is a really nice way to honor Michelle's memory and her love of animals," said Paul Miller, the shelter's executive director.

"We are honored that Wanda and Sam would include us."

Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the ride starts at noon. A light meal will be served at Throttles at the end of the ride and a DJ will provide entertainment. A $10 donation is requested and all proceeds from the ride will benefit the Humane Society.

For more information, call 301-842-0185.

Travelogue series

The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown will begin its 36th season of the Travelogue Adventure Series this fall at the South Hagerstown High School auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The series includes six programs:

Sept. 15 - "The Great Rocky Mountain RV Adventure"

Oct. 6 - "Israel Today"

Nov. 10 - "Northern Europe"

Feb. 23 - "Burma and Cambodia"

March 16 - "Egypt"

April 13 - "Natural Wonders of the Northeast Coast"

At the presentation, travelers share their experiences in each location, highlighting customs and cultures from many lands.

The Travelogue Series is a community-service project of the Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown. On average, 250 to 300 individuals attend each program.

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