Vacation Bible school to run July 22 to 26

July 10, 2012|Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood

A summer children’s event called “Babylon” will be hosted at Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church nightly from Sunday, July 22 to Thursday, July 26.

Children will step back in time at Babylon, exploring Daniel’s adventures as a captive in a foreign land.

Children will participate in a Bible-times marketplace, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, have Bible-times snacks, visit Daniel and collect Bible memory makers to remind them of God’s word.

Plus, everyone will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called “God Sightings.” Each day concludes a celebration, a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved.

The children will join more than 1 million participants reaching out to needy children through a hands-on mission project called “Operation Kid-to-Kid,” in which children will raise money for mosquito nets to combat malaria.

The event will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day.
The church is at 11507 Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown.

For registration and information, call 301-733-4411 or go to

Senior site

 Smithsburg senior site calendar: 

Wednesday — Bingo and craft, 10 a.m. 
Friday — Nutrition handout and dominoes, 10 a.m. 
Monday, July 16 — “Nurturing the Heart” and word search, 10 a.m.

Concert series expands at HCC

Hagerstown Community College’s Alumni Association has announced that an additional concert has been added to the Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series schedule. The James River Ramblers, a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band ensemble, will perform Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m.
Remaining schedule:

Friday — The 257th Army Band, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 26 — The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 28 — The U.S. Navy Country Current, 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 9 — The U.S. Navy Sea Chanters, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 2 — The Quantico Marine Corps Band, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 8 — The U.S. Navy Commodores, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 12 — The James River Ramblers, 6:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, all concerts are free and open to the public.

Concessions will be available for purchase. No outside food is permitted on the amphitheater grounds.

For more information, call 240-500-2346, or send an email to

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