Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

September 15, 2010|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

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Pen Mar Park

Fancy Brass will perform Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pen Mar Park as the summer concert series continues. The concerts are free, but donations are accepted.

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

o Today - "Read a New Book Day," 10 a.m.

o Thursday - Bingo, 10 a.m.

o Friday - Word search, 10 a.m.

o Monday, Sept. 20 - Chair exercise and UNO, 10 a.m.

o Tuesday, Sept. 21 - Fall Prevention Awareness Day, 10 a.m.

Travelogue series

The Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown's travelogue series starts today at South Hagerstown High School at 7:30 p.m.

John Holod and Jodie Ginter will present "The Great Rocky Mountain RV Adventure."


Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students.

For more information, call 301-739-1981.

Diabetes class

The Living Well Coalition of Washington County will offer a program for individuals who are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, individuals with diabetes, and individuals who live with or care for someone who has diabetes.

The program will be on Wednesdays until Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Christ Reform United Church of Christ, Cavetown Church Road, Cavetown.

There is no charge for the six-week program. The book fee of $35 is optional.

The workshop was developed at Stanford University Patient Education Research Center and the program is designed to assist individuals to make lifestyle changes.

For more information and to register, call 301-790-8907.

Cascade Elementary School

From the principal's desk:

"We are off to a great start! It was delightful to meet so many of you; at back to school night. This year we are focusing on motivating students to work to their maximum potential! I ask that you continue to monitor homework and ask your child about his or her friends at school. Let your child see we are working together."

Smithsburg Middle School

From the principal's desk:

"By this point, you and your child should have received authorization codes to access Edline.

"Please ensure you are monitoring the combined calendar (all homework and activities) and class grades.

"The Refrigerator Copy outlining important dates and access information should provide all necessary information; if the copy mailed to you has been misplaced, stop by the main office for additional copies.

"I truly hope all of you had an amazing summer with plenty of quality friend and family time. The students and staff are committed to rising to the next challenge and it is my hope you will join us in this endeavor. If applicable, I hope you take time to celebrate any increased performances in your child; they worked so hard this past year and have earned this recognition. I look forward to sharing our gains with you on Meet the Teacher Night. Thanks for all of your efforts, high expectations and commitment to your child's success."

- Mr. Kuhaneck, principal

The Student Council will host a six-on-six volleyball tournament after school during the week of Sept. 20. The event will be a fundraiser to benefit the SMS Student Council. Encourage your child to participate and support the Student Council. Some of the activities Student Council offers include activity nights, dances, Red Ribbon Week, student vs. staff competitions and charity events for the community.

Dance and fly-in

The Hagerstown Aviation Museum will host the fourth annual 1940s Big Band Dance on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Hagerstown Regional Airport Terminal along Showalter Road.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a patriotic fly-over of 1940s airplanes, and dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. The dance will feature a variety of 1940s music performed by the Martinsburg (W.Va.) Big Band, provided through the financial contribution of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Dressing in 1940s clothing is encouraged, but optional. Food and refreshments are included in the ticket price, and a cash bar is available. Tickets cost $25 each.

Tickets are available at the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau on the square in downtown Hagerstown or call 301-791-3246 to order by credit card. Tickets are also available Sunday afternoons at Pen Mar Park or order online at

The Big Band Dance will be held the same weekend as the annual Hagerstown fly-in, scheduled for Sept. 25 and 26. The Hagerstown Aviation Museum will have displays at the event, featuring aircraft and items from the museum's collection.

The fly-in is at Hagerstown Aircraft Services.

For more information, call 301-733-7604 or go to

The museum's $2,000 raffle drawing will be held during the fly-in on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. Raffle tickets will be on sale during the fly-in and at the Big Band Dance. For more information, go to and click on "raffle".

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