Rural Heritage Museum to hold garden tour

May 25, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

The Rural Heritage Museum will hold a garden tour Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Visitors can spend the day traveling around the area, exploring the gardens.

Gardens on the tour include the Tomlin Gardens in Boonsboro and The Sharing Gardens of Kathy Kline on Sharpsburg Pike.

The German Four-Square Garden at the Rural Heritage Museum is a part of the tour, as well as an English Cottage Garden on Main Street in Sharpsburg.

The Klein Gardens on Townsend Road near Rohrersville in Pleasant Valley is an ornamental “private park” on which Union soldiers camped after the Battle of South Mountain.

On River Road in nearby Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Aldis Gardens sit on a 10-acre property, with walking paths and a greenhouse/conservatory that is used to protect Asian plants during the winter.

Admission costs $10 per person for all gardens. 

Tickets will be sold only the day of the event at each garden. 

Lions complete cleanup; plan other activities

Nine members of the Sharpsburg Lions Club participated in a highway cleanup May 19 and the job was completed in an hour.

In other Sharpsburg Lions Club news:

• Look for the Lions Club’s hotdog stand during Saturday’s Memorial Day Parade in Sharpsburg. The parade starts at 1:30 p.m.

• Lions will attend a White Cane Banquet with a speaker from Medical Eye Bank of Maryland May 31 in Westminster, Md.

• Sharpsburg Lions will attend the West Hagerstown Lions Charter Night June 4 and a pie call at Reeders Memorial Home on June 5.

• A singalong at Fahrney Keedy Memorial Home on June 14 will be followed by a regular meeting in the Den on June 21.

The club meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg.

Foreign languages offered in Boonsboro

Foreign language/culture classes for students entering third through sixth grades will be offered by Friends of the Washington County Free Library in June and July. 

The classes are free and are for students with limited knowledge of the foreign language.

Offered this year in Boonsboro are German, Japanese and Russian/Armenian/Arabic. Each class is usually two hours and held on four consecutive days either in the morning or afternoon.  Register for the classes after June 5 at the library branch where the class is held.

 For more information, call A. Frushour at 301-416-0677.

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