Dance classes continue Friday

August 11, 2011|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Dance classes continue at the Hancock Town Hall and Community Center on Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. There is a nominal charge for instruction. Wear soft-soled shoes (not rubber), and “swing your partner!” Dances include ballroom and swing.

Spaghetti dinner to benefit cheerleaders

The Hancock Pee Wee Panther Cheerleaders invite you to a spaghetti dinner Saturday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Happy Hills Campground, 12617 Seavolt Road, just west of Hancock.  

Tickets cost $8 for adults and $5 for youths.  Those 3 and younger eat free.

For more information or tickets, call Sherri Forney at 301-491-8508 or e-mail her at Raffles will be available.  

Beach party planned Aug. 16

The Hancock Arts Council presents the second annual Dog Days of Summer Beach Party on Tuesday, Aug. 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the stage at the Community Center, 126 W. High S.  

Sponsored by Hancock Pet Salon, the event promises lots of fun for you and your pet. Included will be doggie snowballs, photographs by Paul’s Photography, homemade doggie treats and a limbo contest. There will be cash prizes for the three top dogs.


Application forms are available at the Pet Salon on West Main Street or by calling 240-310-3697.

Heritage Ride to benefit church

The Heritage Ride, a tour of local Civil War churches for both motorcycles and cars, begins in Hancock Saturday, Aug. 20.  

Participants can tour historic St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church and enjoy a fully cooked breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. for a donation.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., and announcements from honorary Master of Ceremonies Del. LeRoy Myers Jr., R-Washington/Allegany, and Hancock Mayor Dan Murphy take place at 9 a.m.  

A blessing of bikes will follow.  

Bike parking is in St. Peter’s Catholic Church Parking lot at the end of High Street, and cars should park in the Rail Trail lot at the bottom of Church Street.  

There will be a shuttle to take participants to the church.  

The ride begins in Hancock and ends at historic St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (1849) near Fairplay with stops at Clear Spring, Antietam National Battlefield and the Sharpsburg area.  

Lunch, raffles, photography and door prizes will be offered beginning at 12:30 p.m.

The event is a fundraiser for St. Mark’s fellowship center building fund.  

The cost is $10 per person in cars or cycles, and the first 50 registrants receive a free event keychain.  

To register, go to Participants can also register the day of the event.

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