Around Sharpsburg and Keedysville

September 10, 2010|By HARRY NOGLE

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Ramirez to preach at Dunker Church

Frank Ramirez, pastor of Everett Church of the Brethren, will be the preacher for the 40th annual Dunker Church service Sunday, Sept. 19, at 3 p.m. at Dunker Church at Antietam National Battlefield.

Ramirez is the author of several books, including two with stories about the Dunker Bible, "The Meanest Man in Patrick County" and "Brethren Brush with Greatness." He is also the author of the feature "Out of Context," which appears weekly in Guide for Biblical Studies.

Ramirez will preach at Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren that Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call Eddie Edmonds at 304-267-4135 or Tom Fralin at 301-432-2653.

Local authors to appear at library

In conjunction with the Sharpsburg Heritage Festival Committee, the Sharpsburg Library will celebrate the art of writing by hosting local authors Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library.


Marilyn Blank, Mark Brugh, Tom Clemens, Vernell and Tim Doyle, Melissa Foster, Dody Gruen, Ben Hammaker and Sam Varney will be available to talk with the public and sign copies of their books. Books will be available for purchase.

Crystal Brown to hold story time

To celebrate Sharpsburg Heritage Day, Crystal Brown will conduct a story time with children at the Sharpsburg Library on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call 301-432-8825.

Wallace to talk about Tolson's Chapel history

Eddie Wallace, a historian with the cultural resources consulting firm of Paula S. Reed & Associates in Hagerstown, will talk about the history of Tolson's Chapel on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Sharpsburg Library.

The church, Tolson's Chapel, was a small log building constructed in 1866 on land donated by a Sharpsburg African-American couple.

The story of the post-emancipation African-American community in Sharpsburg centers around this tiny log Methodist Episcopal chapel on High Street.

A symbol of not just freedom but determination, Tolson's Chapel became the spiritual and educational center of a vibrant community of black families.

The chapel will be open to visitors Saturday, Sept. 18, during the Sharpsburg Heritage Festival.

Kavanaugh to speak at senior site Monday

Ita Kavanaugh will speak on the topic "Open Your Mouth Wide" Monday, Sept. 13, at the senior site on Mount Vernon Drive in Keedysville. Lucie will conduct exercises Tuesday at 10 a.m. For information, call Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624.

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