On Friday at 7 p.m. at the Hancock Town Hall and Community Center, noted historian and author Steve French will present a program titled “Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson: The Early Years.” French’s talk will focus on Jackson’s early frustrations and failures while in the area before the Valley Campaign. French’s take is always appreciated and well enjoyed by enthusiasts, serious historians and new disciples to the cause.
The community is invited.
If there is a strong response, future Civil War lectures will be considered.
Soap Box Derby races
High Street will once again be the scene of Soap Box Derby races Saturday, June 2. Youth from the Tri-State area will compete for a trip to Akron, Ohio, for the international race.
Racing begins at 9 a.m.
For more information, call organizer Scott Fox at 301-678-6613.
Masood to give talk
Ed Masood, retired supervisor of athletics for Washington County Public Schools, will be the featured speaker at the Hancock athletic awards ceremony Wednesday, May 23. The banquet begins at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
Masood is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Maryland State Hall of Fame and the Maryland Athletic Director’s Hall of Fame.
He spent 47 years as a coach, supervisor and official.
Tickets need to be purchased by Thursday, May 17.
For more information, call 301-766-8191.
Circus in park on Monday, June 4
Widmeyer Park will be the setting for two performances by the Kelly Miller Circus on Monday, June 4, with shows scheduled for 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
The event is a fundraiser for the Hancock Fire Co., and tickets are available through the fire hall at 3 Fulton St.