Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

September 22, 2010|By DARYLENE MOWEN

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TOPS Chapter 0462

Smithsburg TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0462 had a good weigh-in this past week. The chapter had a net loss of 7.75 pounds. Mack was the best loser with 4.5 pounds and Dale got back on track with a 2-pound loss.

After roll call and a small business meeting, Sally led the program on foods that make you healthy. She talked about how green tea, nuts, tomatoes, blueberries, and spinach are all good for you.

This week, the chapter is planning a walk in the park, weather permitting. It will be Thursday, starting at 6 p.m. in Smithsburg's Veterans Park. Members will head to the park after weigh-in. The walk is open to visitors who would like to learn more about TOPS.


TOPS is a nonprofit, weight-loss support group that works with the person's doctor to help them reach their ideal weight.

The chapter meets Thursdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Weigh-in starts at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m.

For more information, call Ola at 301-824-7650 or John at 717-749-3023. Information can also be found at

Pen Mar Park

Four Easy Pieces will perform Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pen Mar Park as the summer music concert series continues.

Pancake breakfast

An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, Oct. 9, from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Christ Reformed United Church of Christ on Cavetown Church Road in Cavetown.

The menu includes pancakes with sausage, eggs, orange juice and coffee. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2.50 for those ages 6 to 12. Those younger than 6 eat free. Carryout will be available.

For more information, call Carolyn at 301-824-2971.

Church plans auction

Covenant Presbyterian Church members will gather for an auction of goods and services Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

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

Bob Walton will be the auctioneer.

Auction items include baked goods and books. Service items include fall leaf raking, car washes, transportation to the airport, dinner for six or a drive to the doctor. Free lunch will be provided. Proceeds provide meals, gift certificates and toys for families in the community at Christmas. The event is open to the public.

Cascade Elementary

From the principal's desk:

"As we work to apply author Stephen R. Covey's 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' this year, I believe that we can provide optimal support by coming together with our different talents and ideas.

"So in Covey's words, let us 'synergize' for 'together is better.'

"Habit 6: Synergize: I value other peoples' strengths and learn from them. I get along with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people's ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others, we can create better solutions than any of us alone."

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

o Today - "Treating High Cholesterol" and exercise with Helen Stevens, 10:15 a.m.

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

o Friday - "U.S. Post Office Opened - History and Stories," 10 a.m.

o Monday - Uno, 10 a.m.

o Tuesday - Dominoes, 10 a.m.

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