Ballroom dance Thursday

January 25, 2012|Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood

Clare Domer’s ballroom dance will be Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. at Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion on Northern Avenue in Hagerstown. The event is open to the public.  Admission costs $5 per person.

Benefit concert

Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co., 22 N. Main St. in Smithsburg, will hold a variety/rock benefit concert.

The event will be an alcohol/drug free event. 

It will be held at the Smithsburg fire hall Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 11 p.m.

Some of the bands performing include Next to Nothing, The Eleventh Hour, Your Favorite Coastline, Seasons and Coxey Brown.

Tickets cost $5. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. 

For more information, call 301-573-0500.

Sabbath sundown concert

A Sabbath Sundown Serenade Concert will be Saturday, starting at 5 p.m. at Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The concert will feature instrumentalists from “Wind ‘n Wire”;  Sam Rizzetta, Charlie Casabona, and Dan Wegh, along with guest vocalist Madeline MacNeil. 

The focus of the concert will be God’s second book: “Nature.”  Look for the following instruments: hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and upright bass.  

The church is at 11507 Robinwood Drive.

For more information, call 301-733-4411

Health seminar

A health seminar titled CHIP, or Coronary Health Improvement Project, will be offered in the Hagerstown area.

The workshop will provide information about heart disease, high blood pressure, adult onset diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity.

The workshop will be offered at the following sites: Robinwood Professional Center, Suite 122A,  Jan. 31, noon to 1 p.m. or Feb. 2, 6 to 7 p.m.; and Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11507 Robinwood Drive, Jan. 25, 7 to 8 p.m.; Feb. 16, 7 to 8 p.m. 

For more information, call Shayne Remmers at 301-733-8867 or send an email to shaynerem

Registration planned

The Smithsburg Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball League will hold registration at the Smithsburg fire hall, at 22 N. Main St., on Jan. 28, and Feb. 4 and 11. All dates are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate to registration.

Registration cost $40 for a single player, or $70 per family for the Cal Ripken Division for those ages 4 to 12 and $135 for the Babe Ruth Division for those ages 13 to18. Registration can be completed online at

All Washington County residents are eligible.

Cascade Elementary

Cascade Elementary School held the Books for Babies program. The students collected $82 while reading 64 books. The top fundraisers were: Kata Seville. Ms. Yocum’s kindergarten class, $21; Xavier Guerin, Ms. Redden’s kindergarten, $20; and Trinity Kending, Mrs. Vaughn, grade three, $20. The top raising class was Yocum’s kindergarten with $21.

Smithsburg Middle School

Future Farmers of America news:

The group will meet today. The students will prepare milk containers for spring planting and create a container garden. The students want to thank parents and staff for their support.



The following students were named STARS on Dec. 8:

Grade six — Morgan Tapley, Carrie Jornlin, Alisssa Callis-Stottlemyer, Erica Orndorff, Corey Jackson, Elizabeth Marick, Kevin Wilson, Mary Miller and Hannah Tice.

Grade seven — Delaney Malcolm, Jade Lee, Taylor Smith, Dominique King, Daniel Pittinger, Sarah Day, Bryan Cottrill, Jane Sagoe and Taylor McCarty.

Grade eight — Dakota Vaughn, Jared Swope, Lars Davis, Noah Daigneault, Bryce Scott, Jacey Fugate, Rebecca Mettille, Ernst Arnold and Bailey Hovermale.

Rising STARS:

Grade six — Jon Michael Harbaugh, Andrew Chandler, Katrina Celestial, Pierce Shifflett, Sarah Peake, Chase Hollobaugh, Nicole Calandrelle, Trenton Remsburg and Robert Hood.

Grade seven — Karla Frias, Richard Wishard, Madison Taylor, David Hagens, Mallory Moholt, Nicholas Shirey, Logenne Marquiss, Alexander Lowery and Kayley Main.

Grade eight — Mary Wesmiller, Regina Chester, Joshua Geblein, Emma Eichelberger, Hollee Winders, Racheal Lafoon, Connor McCoy, Daquan Hunt and Amber Whittington.

In addition, Devyn Shank, an eighth-grader, designed the STARS T-shirt for the 2011-12 school year.

Food drive

Allegany Dental Care will hold its fifth annual food drive during February. The staff will accept donations of nonperishable food items at its three locations. All food collected will be donated to Food Resources Inc.

The locations are: 19418 Leitersburg Pike (across from the new post office and Lyles Center); 22109 Jefferson Blvd. (near Smithsburg); and 17719 Virginia Ave. (near the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Halfway Boulevard). The offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar: 

• Today — Crafts and word search 10 a.m. 

• Friday — Birthday luncheon, 11:30 a.m. 

• Monday, Jan. 30 — Uno and spelling bee, 10 a.m.

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