Around Boonsboro

September 08, 2010|By KRISTY SMITH

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Greetings, neighbors

While it is still too warm for sweaters and pumpkins, it isn't too soon to "Autumn Up" with some colorful mums and some other neat things from the vendors at Boonesborough Days on Saturday and Sunday.

Library events

Boonsboro Library programs for this month include "An Introduction to American Sign Language" presented by Mary Jo Palmer, American sign language tutor, Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. The program is an introduction to sign language, which will include the alphabet, numbers and everyday signs.

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, teens and adults are invited to bring a friend and try out the library's new Wii. Game night will begin at 5:30 p.m.


Register for the programs by calling the library at 301-432-5723.

Auxiliary yard sale

Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village will hold a yard, food and bake sale Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. hosted by the Fahrney-Keedy Home Auxiliary. The yard sale kicks off at 9 a.m.

Soup, sandwiches, pies and cakes will be available in the dining room beginning at 10 a.m.

A quilt auction and sale takes place at 1 p.m.

The home is at 8507 Mapleville Road north of Boonsboro.

Class of 1977

The BHS Class of 1977 will resume its monthly get-together dinners Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. at The Landing on Dual Highway.

Classmates will be catching up with each other and brainstorming about plans for the 35th reunion in 2012.

Tag Day

On Saturday, Sept. 25, the Boonsboro Warrior Band will participate in Tag Day. Uniformed band members will go door to door from 9 a.m. to noon in neighborhoods in the Boonsboro school district to ask for donations.

Donations are tax deductible.

The Warrior Band has always been a source of pride for the community and donations will offset the cost of uniform maintenance, instruments, repairs and transportation for the band to many events, including the Mummers Parade, Memorial Day parades, ensemble festivals and competitions around the region. For more information, go to

Church expansion

On Sunday, Sept. 26, Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, at 134 S. Main St. in Boonsboro, will celebrate the dedication of the newly completed expansion to the church.

The project has been a long-awaited effort that will create opportunities for not only the church, but the community, as well. The addition includes 10 new classrooms, two commercial kitchens and a family life center that can be used for basketball, volleyball, large meetings, concerts and receptions.

The celebration will begin with a traditional service at 10:30 a.m. with guest speaker Conrad Link. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration lunch with entertainment will follow the service. The church invites the public to tour the new facility beginning at 2:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the church at 301-432-8741.

Bull roast

San Mar Home's annual bull roast takes place Thursday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for those ages 13 and younger. Advance tickets are available in the administration building at the home, at the Customer Service Desk at Valley Mall or by calling Dan Day at 301-733-9067. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Nifty Fifties

If you graduated from Boonsboro High School anytime in the 1950s, you are invited to the second annual Nifty Fifties dinner and dance to be held at the Boonsboro American Legion Saturday, Oct. 16.

For more information, call Ed Ridenour at 301-432-7004.

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