Frye to speak to historical society

February 08, 2013|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

The Keedysville Historical Society will host local writer, guide and preservationist Dennis E. Frye for a lecture Monday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, N. Main St. in Keedysville.

Frye is the chief historian at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and a prominent Civil War historian. 

In his recent book, “September Suspense:  Lincoln’s Union in Peril,” Frye draws from period newspapers to demonstrate how fragile the national bond had become by the fall of 1862.

Copies of his book will be available, as well as light refreshments. 

Parking is at the rear of the church. 

The public is welcome. 

For more information, call 301-432-8216. 

Church adds Sunday school

The Love Grows Here Lutheran Church, at 101 N. Main St. in Sharpsburg, will begin Sunday school classes at 9 a.m. Sunday.

The church will be open Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13, from noon to 8 p.m. Worship services will continue Sundays at 10 a.m.

Parking is available at the rear of the building.

Basket bingo

Keedysville Ruritan Club will hold a basket bingo Saturday at the Little Antietam Community Center on Mount Vernon Drive. 

Tickets cost $15 for 25 games (includes five specials) plus a mystery game. Food will be available from the kitchen.  Doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo begins at 6 p.m. Proceeds will be used for the club’s community service activities.

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

Pancake supper

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, at 209 W. Main St. in Sharpsburg, will hold a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The menu includes pancakes, sausage and applesauce. All are welcome. The cost is by donations.

Train show

The Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum will hold its spring trainfest show at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 8313 Sharpsburg Pike, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is a buy/sell or swap event with no layouts or displays.

Tickets cost $4 for adults. Those younger than 12 enter free with an adult. Tables cost $18. Food will be available on site. There is plenty of free parking. Proceeds will benefit the railroad museum.

For more information, call 301-800-9829.

Potpie dinner

District 12 Ruritan, at the corner of Manor Church and Breathedsville roads in Fairplay, will hold an all-you-can- eat potpie dinner Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

The menu consists of chicken and beef potpie, choice of coleslaw or applesauce, dinner roll, tea and coffee. Desserts will be sold. 

Tickets cost $7 for adults and $3.50 for those younger than 12. 

For more information, call 301-582-1005.

Church to hold hymn sing

The Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, at 123 E. Main St., Sharpsburg, will hold a hymn sing at the church Saturday, Feb. 16, at 6:30 p.m.

Donations will be used for the scholarship fund for Camp Shepherd’s Spring. The community is invited.

4-H horse show

The Saddles ‘n’ Spurs 4-H Club will sponsor the Washington County Open Model Horse Show at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center’s multipurpose building Sunday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information or entry form, contact Eileen Sutton at 301-745-4056 or by email at or contact LeAnn Johnson at

BHS Class of 77 to hold party

The Boonsboro High Class of 1977 will hold a dinner party Saturday, Feb. 16, at 5:30 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse, 120 S. Edgewood Dr., Hagerstown. RSVP to Terri Hollingshead at 301-491-2024 or email

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