Library to display antique lithograph

September 07, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

The Sharpsburg Library will display an antique lithograph of Gen. Ulysses S. Grantand his family, as well as original paintings titled “The Ghosts of Antietam” by local artist Carol Wilks, Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

At 7 p.m., singer-songwriter Jennie Avila will perform original music, accompanied by Steven Wright playing his handmade drum. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call the Sharpsburg Library at 301-432-8825.

Church to hold Civil War service

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., will hold two church services Sunday, Sept. 16. The early service, at 8 a.m., will be a spoken liturgy offering Holy Communion. The second service, at 10 a.m., includes Holy Communion and hymns.

The church will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Sharpsburg with a half-hour program of Civil War-era sacred music and a brief talk on the impact of war on the community of faith. These programs are at 1 and 3 p.m.


Sharpsburg Elementary to hold blood drive

Sharpsburg Elementary is the site for a third Red Cross community blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday.

To donate, call Mr. Hench at 301-766-8324 or go to Volunteer greeters, transporters and canteen helpers are needed. Call 301-766-8321 to volunteer.

Sharpsburg to hold ghost tours

Sharpsburg Ghost Tours, a two-hour walking tour of Sharpsburg’s “haunted” houses and businesses, will begin Monday, Sept. 17, the night most residents believe is the most paranormally “active” evening of the year for Sharpsburg. The tours begin at Capt. Bender’s Tavern at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person.

For more information, call Meredith at 301-991-0265, or look for the tour on Facebook under “Sharpsburg Ghost Tours.”

Lions Club to sell anniversary throws

The Sharpsburg Lions will sell 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam five-color throws during the Heritage Days Festival, Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16. The throws, designed by Sharpsburg artist Mark Kretzer, feature 14 buildings and monuments in Sharpsburg and the surrounding area. Throws may also be purchased by calling 240-469-4674.

Fire company to hold potpie dinner

The Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold a potpie dinner Saturday at the fire hall. Doors will open at 3:30. At 4 p.m., a dinner of chicken, ham, and beef pot pie, cole slaw, homemade rolls, iced tea and coffee will be served. Tickets cost $8 at the door. Call 301-432-2130.

Fitness classes offered in Keedysville

A variety of fitness classes are offered at the Little Antietam Community Center in Keedysville.

Pilates mat classes, held Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., begin Tuesday.

Thursday evening classes, from 6 to 7 p.m., vary and may include aerobics, strength training, Pilates, yoga or a combination of these formats.

Saturday morning yoga begins Sept. 15 from 9 to 10 a.m. Bring your own mat to each of these classes.

A class geared to the “young at heart” is offered Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. This class, which begins Wednesday, includes simple, low-impact aerobic moves, strength training, flexibility and balance training.

All classes are taught by certified instructor, Sandy Ferris, who provides a supportive atmosphere for you to work at your own level.

Additional information on all classes and their cost is available by calling her at 301-432-5320.

Martin to explain eyeglass use

Lion Robert Martin will explain what happens to eyeglasses collected by Lions Club during a regular meeting Thursday, Sept. 20. The Sharpsburg Lions will visit and conduct eye screenings at four elementary schools during September and conduct a monthly highway clean-up. Lions will attend a Charter Night in Taneytown, followed by a busy weekend Sept. 15 and 16 at Sharpsburg Heritage Days operating a pit beef stand. The Sharpsburg Lions Club meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg.

Louise Wyant to offer diabetes class

Louise Wyant will offer a diabetes class Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Senior Center in Keedysville. This one-hour class is free and open to the public and will provide information, fun and friendship. The Senior Center in Keedysville is at the Little Antietam Community Center, 40 Mt. Vernon Drive.

Call manager Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624 for more details.

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