Keedysville to hold arts and crafts tour

November 16, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

The Keedysville Holiday Arts and Craft Tour will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

The  tour will be held at five different locations: the Jacob Hess House at 17 S. Main St.; Smoke Hollow Gallery at 50 S. Main St.; Roostervane and Friends at 96 N. Main St.; Winter Wonderland at 29 Yankee Drive; and Contentment Farm off Wheeler Road and Md. 34.

Artisans can be found at each location with a variety of hand-crafted creations. 

Salem United Methodist Church on Main Street will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. selling food, baked goods, as well as vendors with items for sale.

For more information, call 301-432-8216.

Rohrersville Ruritan to hold oyster dinner

Rohrersville Ruritan will hold an all-you-can-eat oyster, ham and turkey dinner Saturday from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Old School Building in Rohrersville, five miles south of Boonsboro on Md. 67.


The menu also includes mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, green beans, and stuffing.

Tickets cost $15 for adults; $7.50, for those  ages 6 to 12 and are free for those 5 and younger. Bring containers for carryout. The building is handicapped-accessible.

For more information, call J.R. at 240-818-1038.

Craft network tour is this weekend

A dozen artisans and craftspeople will share their work Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the annual Valley Craft Network Holiday Studio Tour.

For more information, go to

Thanksgiving services set

The Keedysville community Thanksgiving service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Mount Vernon Reformed United Church of Christ, 64 S. Main St., in Keedysville at 7 p.m.

The Rev. Bob Brennan will preach on “Investing in Our Inheritance.”

The Sharpsburg community Thanksgiving service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 21, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St. in Sharpsburg at 7 p.m.

The Rev. Mark Wastler will preach.

Church to hold Thanksgiving Eve service

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 20214 Locust Grove Road, will hold a community Thanksgiving eve service Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.

Refreshments will be served at the church hall following the service.

An offering will benefit the South County Food Bank.

For more information, call the Rev. Blaine Feightner at 301-432-0459.

Samples Manor Church to hold revival 

Samples Manor Church of God will hold a Thanksgiving revival Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m.

The church is at 2128 Harpers Ferry Road near Dargan. 

Pastors Jeff Dissmore, Hill Bowman and Dave Wilburn will preach, and there will be singing and music nightly. 

For more information, call Pastor Kenny Johnson at 304-616-1437.

Museum to hold candlelight tour

The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum will hold a Rural Heritage Village by Candlelight tour Friday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the museum, which is at the Washington County Agricultural Educational Center off Sharpsburg Pike.

Tickets cost $10 per family or $5 for single admission.

The tour will start inside the museum, followed by a guided tour on foot by candlelight, visiting each of the village buildings, listening to storytellers, learning holiday customs, singing along with caroling, and warming by the hearth in the cabin.

After the tour, a wagon will bring visitors back to the museum for hot beverages and refreshments.

Attendees are encouraged to dress warmly for the event.

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