Clemens to speak

September 21, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

Author and historian Tom Clemens will speak at Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park’s Sunday Circle at Ferry Hill Place Sunday, followed by a guided bike tour.

From noon to 1 p.m., Clemens will speak about the Battle of Shepherdstown, W.Va. Following the talk, visitors are invited to participate in a Civil War bike tour, which begins at Ferry Hill at 1 p.m.

The talk and guided bike tour are free and open to the public. 

Attendees are asked to bring a chair to the talk.

Bicyclists should bring helmets and drinking water.

Visitors planning to participate in both activities are also invited to bring a bagged lunch.

For more information, call 301-582-0813.

Bread making planned

The Rural Heritage Museum will hold a wheat program Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at the museum.

During the hands-on program, “From Wheat to Bread,” visitors will learn how growing wheat transforms into flour. 


Master Baker Bill Theriault and the bread-baking guild will hold an artisan bread making demonstration, beginning at 7:30 a.m. by prepping the oven.

Bread baking will take place between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Artisan multigrain and harvest bread will be sold for $5 each.

The bread will be ready between 2 and 3 p.m.

Church to hold yard sale

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, at 53 N. Main St. in Keedysville, will hold a fall indoor/outdoor yard sale Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Furniture, crafts, knickknacks, soup, sandwiches, cakes, pies and cookies will be for sale. The event will be held rain or shine.

Keedysville to dedicate ballfield

The town of Keedysville will dedicate the ballfield in Keedysville Saturday to former Mayor Lee Brandenburg.

The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at the ballfield on Taylor Drive with an ice cream social to follow in Taylor Park.

The Rohrersville Band will play at 3 p.m.

Fire company plans open house

Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold an open house Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served. Games and activities will be available for children. The Safety House will be on site.

Students to view the movie ‘Arietty’

The Sharpsburg Elementary School PTA will show the film “The Secret World of Arietty,” a remake of the Mary Norton book “The Borrowers,” Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m.

Class of 1963 to hold picnic

The Boonsboro High Class of 1963 will hold a summer picnic in Pavilion 2 at Shafer Park in Boonsboro Saturday, starting at 12:30.

Classmates should bring their own place settings and food and drinks to share.

For more information, call Glenda Norris at 301-432-6796.

Class of 1967 plans reunion

The Boonsboro High Class of 1967 will hold its 45-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Elks Lodge in Hagerstown with happy hour starting at 5 p.m.

The reunion costs $35 per person.

Anyone who is or would have been a member of the class is invited to attend.

Invitations have been mailed.

Contact information is needed for the following class members: Shelia Eichelberger Ingram, Lloyd W. Gay, Elizabeth Danner Nebergall, Judy Drury, Morris “Buck” Knight, Shirley Shelton Blickenstaff, Richard Dorsey and Judy Mansfield.

For more information, call Cheryl Farmer Heimbuch at 301-797-9082; George Ashbaugh at 301-582-2287; or Debbie Witek Martz at 301-432-5564.

Class of 1977 to hold reunion

The Boonsboro High Class of 1977 will hold its 35-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Elks Lodge, starting at 5 p.m. 

All class members and spouses are invited to attend a buffet-style dinner and attend the Boonsboro High homecoming game the night of Oct. 19. 

To make reservations, call Sherry Reeder at 301-432-5034 or 324-217-0514. The reunion committee encourages all classmates to return their RSVP package with questionnaire for a keepsake souvenir memory book by Sept. 29.

Piscitelli to speak on Jex

Deborah Piscitelli, executive director of the Harpers Ferry Historical Association, will speak on the artist Garnet Jex Friday, Sept. 28, at 5:15 p.m. at the Washington County Arts Council Gallery.

The Garnet Jex collection is owned by the Sharpsburg Historical Society Sharpsburg. Prints of 10 of the images are available for sale as well as note cards that feature 12 different paintings from the series.

For more information, call 301-992-9767 or 301-791-3132  or go to

Leathernecks seek names, addresses

The Leathernecks Nation Motorcycle Club will send cards and packages to military personnel serving in Afghanistan and other deployment locations. Call Gary at 301-393-9287 with contact information of men and women serving overseas.

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