Around Boonsboro

January 17, 2011

Greetings, neighbors

Hope all is well as we have launched into this new year.

Zumba classes

It’s not too late to join the Zumba class offered at Mount Nebo United Methodist Church’s activity center. Classes are Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The classes began Saturday.  

The session will run through April 16. The class costs $30 per session ($3 per class). The drop-in fee is $5 per class.

The class is for those 18 and older. Those ages 13 to 18 are welcome to participate as long as they are accompanied by a parent and have signed a required waiver.

For more information, call Anita at 240-675-5061 or send an e-mail to

BHS Service Club helping children

The Boonsboro High School Service Club has launched a community project to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  

Jenn Webber, project leader, is coordinating an effort to raise $7,500 in order to grant one wish to a child with life-threatening health conditions.  

From Jan. 19 to 26, the club will operate a penny drive through some of Boonsboro’s feeder schools (Pleasant Valley Elementary, Boonsboro Elementary and Boonsboro Middle School).

If you have children in these schools, please consider sending a penny collection to support the efforts of the BHS Service Club. Pennies can also be dropped off at the office at BHS. Clearly mark donations: Service Club Make a Wish Project.

Food pantry hours      
The South Washington County Food Pantry at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boonsboro will be open the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 9 to 11 a.m.

The food pantry is supported by 13 local churches for the people in the South Washington County area.

The Saturday hours are in addition to the weekly food pantry’s Thursday hours of 1 to 3 p.m.

Library news

The Boonsboro Free Library plans the following events:

• “The Doctor is in ... at the Library,” presented by Dr. William F. Bodenheimer Tuesday at 6 p.m. The topic will be “diabetes” — the most common disorder of the endocrine (hormone) system.

Topics include the causes, symptoms, treatments, risks and prevention of this chronic disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood.

• A book share for adults is held on the third Thursday of every month beginning at 6 p.m. in the community room. Bring a favorite book to share. This month’s session will be Thursday.

• The movie “Toy Story 3” (rated G) will be shown Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

• Create Cards and Tags from the Heart with Mary K. Stann, photo specialist, Thursday, Jan. 27, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Stann will demonstrate how to make cards and tags for all occasions. Materials will be provided. Light refreshments will be served.

To register for any of these programs, call 301-432-5723.

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