Master gardeners to hold sessions

July 13, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

The Rural Heritage Museum invites the community to participate in a garden activity with the Master Gardeners on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on Sharpsburg Pike.

The event will include information on growing, fertilizing and supporting brambles, which are thorny plants such as blueberry and raspberry plants.

A special children’s activity of making paper berry baskets and berry dying will also take place.

In addition, Master Baker Bill Theriault and the bread baking guild will hold an artisan bread baking demonstration. The guild will begin at 7:30 a.m. Bread baking will take place between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.  Bread will be ready between 2 and 3 p.m. Bread baking will take place at the outdoor bread baking oven next to the German Four-Square Garden.

Bible school planned at Calvary Baptist Church

Calvary Baptist Church in Boonsboro, on the corner of  Md. 67 and Mount Carmel Church Road, will hold a vacation Bible school July 30 to Aug. 3, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The Bible school theme is “Adventures on Promise Island.” It will include games, crafts and Bible lessons. The school is geared for those in preschool to grade six.


To register, call 301-432-5673.

St. Mark’s Church to hold yard sale

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, at 18313 Lappans Road, will hold a summer yard sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will include household items, furniture, children’s items, jewelry, and gently used items.

Profits from the sale will go to the 2013 Workcamp Mission trip.

St. Mark’s to host Motorcycle Masses

The Rev. Steve McCarty will host an evening Motorcycle Mass designed for motorcycle enthusiasts at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The service will be outdoors by the McKinley Center on the campus of St. Mark’s Church, Lappans Road.

The community is invited.

Visitors do not have to be on two wheels. Following the worship service, participants will ride to a local fast-food restaurant.

Cannon firing part of demonstration

South Mountain State Battlefield will host Thunder on the Mountain, a cannon firing demonstration, at Fox’s Gap, Saturday and Sunday.

The program will feature demonstrations of the loading and firing of a 12-pound Napoleon cannon, as well as discussions about the significance of artillery in the 1862 Battle of South Mountain.

Times for the artillery demonstrations are 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 301-432-8065.

Ag Expo to crown Miss Farm Bureau

A Miss Washington County Farm Bureau Contest will be held at the Ag Expo and Fair Saturday, July 21, at the main show ring. The title will give one individual the opportunity to be a representative for their county, the agricultural industry and their family.

Contestants must be between the  ages of 16 and 19  and not turn 20 before Aug. 24.   Additionally, parents of contestants must be a Washington County Farm Bureau membership in good standing.

Prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners with the first-place winner receiving $600.

For more information, call Leslie Hart at 301-432-4782 or send an email to

Ag Expo to hold Iron Chef

Ag Expo and Fair 2012 will hold an Iron Chef Competition Sunday, July 22, from 3 to 6 p.m.
An Iron Chef team consists of one chef and up to four helpers.

The team will prepare one appetizer, one main dish including a vegetable and one dessert.

Three hours are allowed for the grilling and preparation of the three entries.

Three mystery judges will base their winning selection on the following criteria:  overall appearance, taste, texture, aroma, and creativity demonstrated.

For more information, call Leslie Hart at 301-432-4782 or send an email  to

Ag Expo to feature cheese carving

Ag Expo and Fair 2012 will feature a Cheese Carving Contest Sunday, July 22, at the open class home arts building.

All ages are welcome to attend and try molding, carving and sculpting a block of cheese into a masterpiece work of art.

Awards and trophies will be presented at 3 p.m. in the following categories: most imaginative, finest work of art, most fair related and judges choice.

Carving will begin at 1 p.m. at the open class home arts building. Carving will continue until 3 p.m. or until the cheese runs out.

To participate, call Leslie Hart at 301-432-4782.

Ag Expo features Learning Center

AG Ventures Learning Center, open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the Ag Expo and Fair, is a children’s agricultural learning tent and features interactive and hands-on activities and will showcase many attractions designed for children and adults, too.

Kiwanis to hold golf outing

The Hagerstown Kawanis Club will sponsor the 2012 Kiwanis Classic father/mother — son/daughter 18-hole scramble golf tournament at Beaver Creek Country Club on Friday, Aug. 3, at 11:30 a.m.

The entry fee costs $150 per team, which covers greens fee, cart, meal, two beverages and a buffet dinner at 4:30 p.m.

For more Information, call 301-331-0064 or send an email to

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