Vacation Bible school to be held July 16-20

July 10, 2012|Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring

St. Paul’s Reformed and Lutheran Churches, 14234 National Pike, will hold vacation Bible school July 16 to 20, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for those ages 3 and older. 

The theme will be “Big Heart Farms: Where God’s Fruit Grows.”    

Each night, the children will hear a Bible story, have singing, make crafts and use their energy playing games. Friday night will be the closing program. 

For more information, call Glenda at 301-790-2686.

Carnival to start in town on July 30

The annual Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co. Carnival will be held July 30 to Aug. 4, on the carnival grounds on Big Springs Road. 

There will be food, games and entertainment. No pets or coolers will be permitted.

Entertainment includes: 

Monday, July 30 — W.T. Fleming and No Fences (local band) 

Tuesday, July 31 — The Avalons (1950s and ’60s band)

Wednesday, Aug. 1 — The Back Creek Valley Boys (bluegrass band)

Thursday, Aug. 2 — Hick Town (country band)

Friday, Aug. 3  — Marie (Reba impersonator show) 

Saturday, Aug. 4 — Reagan Years (1980s band). 

There will be two shows nightly at 7 and 10.

Sherwood Rides will provide the rides. Ride- all-night tickets can be purchased in advance at area businesses and at the fire company for $13 each if purchased before noon on Monday, July 30. Tickets can be purchased on the grounds during the event for $20.

Library news

The following are some of the events that are happening at the Clear Spring Library:  

• Starry Night Teen Craft on Tuesday, July 17, at 3 p.m.  Easy to make, this craft creates a “Starry Night” effect using glow paint and glass jars.  Sign-up for the event by calling 301-842-2730.

• Needles and Natter on Wednesday, July 18, at 11 a.m.  The activity is for those who knit, crochet, cross-stitch, embroider, etc., to meet at the library for an hour of social crafting.  Bring your project and a cup and the library will provide the coffee.

• Magic and Balloons with Jim Greer on Wednesday, July 18, at 3:30 p.m. Greer, a local magcian, will perform magic tricks and balloon tying for the amusement of all ages.

Ice cream festival

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Big Pool will hold a homemade ice cream festival  Saturday at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $5 per person. In addition to ice cream, hot dogs, steamers, and a cake walk will be available. 

Did you know?

Did you know that in days gone by one of the area’s favorite pastimes was square dances? 

They were held in the Odd Fellows Hall in Clear Spring or in various private homes. 

Some of the homes that held these dances were the Seiberts, the Fierys, the Troupes, the Cushwas and the Kreighs. For the guests who did not care to dance, card tables were set up in other areas for them. “Five Hundred” was a popular card game back then.

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