Living history day planned at Rural Heritage Museum

October 11, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

The Rural Heritage Museum will hold a living history day Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Demonstrators will be present in all buildings on the grounds.

There will be demonstrations of many crafts and activities, including apple butter cooking, basket making, blacksmithing, bread baking, chair caning and Civil War medical re-enacting.

For children, there will be demonstrations of old-fashioned clothes washing, pounding wheat to flour, pretzel twisting and doll sewing.

New features include Phydeaux’s Flying Flea Circus and Chief Wahoo Miracle Elixir Medicine Show.

Lunch will be available for purchase in the multipurpose kitchen. There will be German soft pretzels made from scratch, sausage cooked in cider, apple dumplings, soups and sweets.

Blacksmith Joe Sheerer will demonstrate his trade during the grand opening of the blacksmith shop. 

Ruritan to hold bingo

The Keedysville Ruritan Club will hold a basket bingo Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Little Antietam Community Center, Mount Vernon Drive in Keedysville.

There will be 25 games, including five specials and a mystery game. 

Tickets cost $15. Baskets will be filled. There will be tip jars and raffles. Food will be available.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m.

For reservations, call 301-432-2650 or 301-432-0281.

Proceeds benefit the club’s community activities and scholarships.


Rohrersville Band

The Rohrersville Cornet Band will celebrate its 175th anniversary with a concert Sunday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. in the Band Hall on Main Street in Rohrersville.

Band director Holly Feather will share the podium with four other directors as the band performs favorites from its large music library. 

It will also premiere a composition that reviews musical styles popular over the band’s existence.

Announcer Ed Higinbotham is the band’s drum major when it marches in parades.

The concert is free and the public is welcome.

Light refreshments will be served at intermission.


The South Washington County CROP Walk will be held Sunday, beginning at Taylor Park in Keedysville.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. The walk steps off at 2 p.m. on Md. 34 to the square in Boonsboro and then returns to Taylor Park.

All walkers get a free lunch.

Sponsor sheets will be available at the registration table.

Donation checks are payable to CWS/CROP and mailed to Becky Hein, 72 N. Main St., Keedysville, MD 21756.

Twenty-five percent of all money raised goes to the South Washington County Food Pantry. The other 75 percent is used to combat poverty world-wide.

Spirit Watch 

Members from Spirit Watch, a paranormal investigation group, will discuss techniques used in paranormal investigations Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Sharpsburg Public Library.

The members will also present evidence they have gathered from more than 100 investigations and discuss the different scientific theories to explain ghosts and spirits.

 For more information, call 301-432-8825.

Ham sandwiches

The Sharpsburg Lions will sell country ham sandwiches for $2 each. Orders should be called in to 240-469-4674 or 301-432-6269 by Sunday, Oct. 28.

The sandwiches will be made at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Thursday, Nov. 1, by 5 p.m. and can be picked up by 6 p.m. that day, or will be delivered Friday, Nov. 2.

Potpie dinner planned

Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold an all-you-can-eat potpie dinner at the fire hall Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m.

Tickets cost $8 per person. Children eat free.

The menu includes chicken, beef and ham potpie, coleslaw, homemade rolls, iced tea and coffee.

BHS Class of ‘67 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. 

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 ’77 to hold reunion

The Boonsboro High Class of ‘77 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 Friday, Oct. 19. 

Call Sherry Reeder at 301-432-5034 or 324-217-0514 to make a reservation. 

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