Smithsburg carnival to get under way June 27

June 21, 2011|Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood

The Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co. Carnival will be June 27 to July 2, from 6 to 11 p.m.

Rides are by Pennwood Amusement. Ride all night every night for $15. On June 30, ride for $10.

Showtimes are at 7 and 10 p.m.

  • Monday, June 27 — Karaoke, the spotlight's on you
  • Tuesday, June 28 — Compromise (variety)
  • Wednesday, June 29 — Possum Holler
  • Thursday, June 30 — Stevens Family (bluegrass)
  • Friday, July 1 — Kevin Booth (Elvis tribute); fireworks, 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 2 — Ritchie Fields (Nashville)

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

  • Today — "The Health Benefits of Houseplants"  and exercise with Helen Stevens, 10:15 a.m.
  •  Friday — Birthday luncheon, 11:30 a.m.
  • Monday, June 27 — "Calcium, It Is Not Just Milk!," 10 a.m.

Foreign languages planned at library

Two free foreign language classes are available at Smithsburg Library this summer.

They are for students entering grades three to six, and both are scheduled for the week of July 11 to 15. The German class is from 10:15 a.m to 12:15 p.m. daily and a Spanish class is scheduled from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day. For more information, call the library at 301-824-7722.

Local women to exhibit artwork at Mansion House

Spectrum Seven, a group of local artists Eliane Ambrose, Donna Bingaman, Marguerite Cyr, Becky Dietrich, Donna Mason, Elisabet Stacy-Hurley and Marjorie Tressler will exhibit their original works at the Mansion House Art Gallery during November.

The opening reception of "Seven Points of View" is Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Mansion House Art Gallery is at 501 Highland Way in Hagers-town. It is open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information, call  301-797-6813 or go to

TOPS 0462

The TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0462 in Smithsburg had another good week of weight losses.

John was the thinner winner with a 2.5-pound loss, followed by Mary with a 2-pound loss. Some of the members talked about how they have been able to lose their weight and how much better they feel.

The chapter would like to thank everyone who stopped by the yard sale. Proceeds will help pay for two chapter members to go to the TOPS convention in Milwaukee next month.

Salli will lead this week's program on "Thin Mind, Thin Body."

 The chapter meets Thursdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 51 S. Main St. in Smithsburg. Weigh-in starts at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 6 p.m.

 For more information, call Ola at 301-824-7650 or John at 717-749-3023, or go to

Concert series continues

The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the Maryland Defense Force Band as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series on  Sunday at 4:30 p.m. in HCC's Alumni Amphitheater.

The band consists of more than 20 volunteer musicians who perform at military ceremonies and events for the Maryland Defense Force and also provide musical support for the 229th Army Band, the Maryland Military Department and the Maryland National Guard. The band performs under the direction of Maj. Jari Villanueva, commander and conductor. Co-sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the concert is free and open to the public.

For more information about the concert series, call 301-790-2800, ext. 262, or go to To learn more about the band, go to

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