Living nativity planned Saturday

December 14, 2011|Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood
  • Cokey Robertson, former head basketball coach at St. Maria Goretti High School, compares his two loves: basketball and gardening. He is holding a turnip that he grew in his garden in Smithsburg.
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A live nativity scene will be open Saturday, starting at 6 p.m. at Welty Church of the Brethren, at 13465 Greensburg Road in Smithsburg.

The event is sponsored by the Welty Church Youth, and is suitable for all ages. The live nativity is open to the public and admission is free.

Bookmobile to visit Cascade Elementary

The Washington County Bookmobile will visit Cascade Elementary School the first Friday of each month, weather permitting, from 9 to 11:45 a.m. for students, staff and the community to enjoy making their reading selections.

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

  • Today — Christmas Trivia and Word Search, 10 a.m.
  • Friday — Christmas party and birthday luncheon, 11 a.m. Gifts from Dance Studio.
  • Monday, Dec. 19 — Dominoes and trivia, 10 a.m.

Warm water exercises

Warm water exercises offered by the Washington County Recreation Department have begun at the Village at Robinwood swimming pool, across from Meritus Medical Center.

Exercise classes designed for people suffering from arthritis are on Tuesday and Thursday from 10  to 11 a.m.

Multilevel water exercise classes are held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

All classes will continue until February.

The fee is $40 for thorse older than 55 and $50 for those 54 and younger. Class size is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call 240-313-2805 for more information.

Christmas pageant planned for Sunday

On Sunday at 10 a.m., the children and youth of Covenant Presbyterian will celebrate the arrival of the Christ child with a pageant that culminates with a live nativity scene. The community is invited. The church is off Jefferson Boulevard between Robinwood Drive and Eastern Boulevard at 11833 Greenhill Drive. The children and youth will be dressed as shepherds, angels, Mary, Joseph and the Magi. The public is invited.

Christmas Eve services planned

Covenant Presbyterian will have a special service of Lessons and Carols with a candlelight ceremony on Christmas Eve at 7:30 p.m. Bring the children for a special story around the manger.

The church is off Jefferson Boulevard at 11833 Greenhill Drive (between Robinwood Drive and Eastern Boulevard).

Christmas Day worship will be at 10 a.m. Children can bring one of their toys for the "Blessings of the Toys." The community is invited.

TOPS 0462

Smithsburg TOPS, or Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 0462 had another no-gain week.

Mary was the thinner winner for the week with a 1.5-pound loss.

John led the program on "12 Ways to Make the Season Light."  

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

Driver safety program

The Washington County Commission on Aging will hold an AARP driver safety program Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Village of Robinwood, 19800 Tranquility Circle in Hagerstown.

The instructor is Terry Marshall.

The class is designed to help drivers improve their skills.

The course costs $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.

Checks should be made payable to AARP.

For more information, call Judy Brewer at 301-790-0275, ext. 220.

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