Ringgold church to hold sports camp

July 18, 2012|Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood

Ringgold Church of Christ will host a sports camp for those in grades two to five. 

The event runs from July 22 to 27, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. 

It will be a week of fun and fellowship with Bible stories, songs, sports and snacks. 

The community is invited. 

The church is at 14420 Barkdoll Road in Hagerstown.

To register, call Dana Bowman at 301-401-0692, send an email to or go to

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar: 

• Today — “How to take your Medications Safely” with Ita Kavanagh, 10 a.m. 

• Friday — Trivia and Uno, 10 a.m.

• Monday, July 23 — Crafts and poems, 10 a.m.

Mission trip planned

Ringgold Church of Christ and LifeHouse Church East will return to the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation in South Dakota for the seventh consecutive mission trip, working with Diamond Willow Ministry, from July 21 to 29. 

This year’s team, led by John Hills, Jenny and Steve Kretzer, is comprised of Amanda Allen, Ashley Ferguson, Ashley Tomlin, Clayton Layman, Dan Sheffler, Erica Hargreaves, Gabrielle Williams, Jenny Shefler, Joss Kelly, Jimmy Mankins, Jordan Williams, Julia Martirano, Kyle Geblien, Logan Metzger, Melisssa Hargreaves, Merrick Jensen, Miranda Pieffer, Rachel Redmond, Randy Pieffer, Sarah Kretzer and Shawna Kelly.

Vacation Bible school

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, at 22514 Cavetown Church Road in Cavetown, will hold a vaction Bible school from July 29 to  Aug. 3, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The event is for those ages 3 through the sixth grade. 

The theme this year is “Operation Overboard.”

Concert series continues

The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series Thursday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m., at the HCC’s Alumni Amphitheater.

The band is the largest symphonic wind ensemble in the U.S. Air Force Band. The concert band presents more than 100 concerts annually and performs a variety of music from light classics, popular favorites, and instrumental features, to classical transcriptions and original works. The concert band performs regularly for the general public in the greater Washington, D.C., area and on biannual community relations tours throughout the U.S.

At the July 26 performance, the concert band will be joined by members of the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants. The Singing Sergeants is comprised entirely of sergeants from the U.S. Air Force and is one of the few singing groups to be internationally recognized for its commitment to excellence in vocal performance.

Co-sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the concert is 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 go to To learn more about the U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants, go to

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