Senior site plans open house week

June 09, 2011|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

The Southeastern senior site, on Mount Vernon Drive in Keedysville, will hold an open house week of activities the week of June 13 to 17.  

Marcia Davies will conduct gentle exercises Monday, followed by guest speaker Chief Jeff Hewitt of the Boonsboro Police Department. Bonnie's at the Red Byrd will  provide a fried chicken lunch.  

Ed Plank, director of the Washington County Highway Department, will be the guest speaker Wednesday, followed by lunch from Vestas Pizza in Boonsboro.  

Helen Stevens will discuss "Caring for Houseplants" on Friday. Bob Murphy from Sunny Meadows will give demonstrations on container gardening. Lunch Friday will be a hotdog cookout with orange dreamsicle cupcakes (The Herald-Mail cupcake recipe winner). Lunches during the week are free.  

Call Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624 two days in advance to reserve a meal.

St. Mark's to sponsor Heritage Ride Aug. 20

 St. Mark's Episcopal Church will sponsor "the Heritage Ride" for motorcycles and cars, Saturday, Aug. 20, rain or shine.

The ride begins in Hancock. Registration for the ride is from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. in the parking lot of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church. The ride ends at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 18313 Lappans Road. Lunch, raffles, door prizes, and tours of the church and cemetery are offered from 12:30 to 2 p.m. All proceeds from this event will support the building fund for the St. Mark's Fellowship Center, which is under construction.  

For more information and registration forms, call 301-582-0417 or go to Visit   

Samples Manor to hold hymn sing  

Samples Manor Church of God at 2128 Harpers Ferry Road near the community of Dargan will hold the "Jean Hanes" Annual Hymn Sing Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the church.

Listen and sing to music by Richard and Mary Fox and Higher Ground, Amos Shifflett and Family, Bobby Yost and Family and Kenny Johnson and Dennis McKinney.

 For more information, call 304-616-1437, 301-432-8359 or 301-834-8694.

Church to hold Vacation Bible School  

Sharpsburg Bible Church in Sharpsburg on the corner of Potomac and Antietam streets will hold a Vacation Bible School for ages 3 to adult from June 20 to 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. each evening.

Church members and visitors are invited to take a bite of the "Big Apple Adventure: Where faith and life connect."  

For more information, call 301-739-1822.

Fire company to hold steak feed

Potomac Valley Fire Co. in the community of Dargan will hold a steak feed Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the fire hall. Tickets cost $15 per person. The meal includes steak, baked potato, baked beans and green beans, cole slaw and homemade rolls.  For more information call Nancy at 301-432-2938 or the fire station at 301-432-2130.

Children's Zumba begins at St. Mark's

 ZumbAtomic, a Zumba class for children ages 5 to 8, begins Monday, June 27, at 4 p.m. in the St. Mark's Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 18313 Lappans Road.  Licensed instructor Jonnetta Gelwicks will teach six classes (June 27, July 18 and 25, Aug. 1, 8 and 15). The class costs $25.  Parents can register their children at or by calling 301-560-2594.

Ruritan to hold Strawberry Festival  

The Rohrersville Ruritan will hold a strawberry festival this weekend at the Ruritan Community Park. Strawberry pies, shortcakes and ice cream will be available for sale, along with country ham and other festival-style foods.  Craft vendors and yard sale vendors will sell their wares.  Spaces are still available to rent for $10.  The Ruritan Club will also host a tractor pull July 2 at 4 p.m.  It costs $7 for adults.  For more information, call J.R. at 240-818-1038.

Poultry Swap to be held in Sharpsburg  

The Maryland Poultry Swap and Farmers Market will Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Green Hill Farm, 5329 Mondell Road in Sharpsburg.

The sales area will have laying hens, baby chicks, turkeys, peacocks, exotic birds, geese, ducks, rabbits, goats as well as flowers, horse tack, local honey, used equipment and tools.   

Food and beverage vendors will be onsite as well as activities for the family such as a straw maze, inflatable bounce and pony rides.  Admission and parking are free and everyone is welcome to come and participate as a vendor.  Seller spaces cost $8 and will automatically enter you in the door prize giveaways to be handed out all day.  For more information, call Erin at 304-279-0016 or go to

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