Christian workshop Alpha gets under way

February 20, 2013|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Christian workshop Alpha gets under way

It’s not too late to join Alpha, an excellent program on the Christian faith. Wednesday was opening night at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, featuring a video presentation by the Rev. Nicky Gumble titled  “Christianity: Boring, Untrue, Irrelevant?” 

Gumble is an exceptional story teller, sharing many personal anecdotes about his discovery of faith and often amusing journey to find meaning in his life. 

St. Thomas’ provides the meal, the “movie” and small group discussions, which will offer an opportunity to ask all those things you may have been afraid to ask but are wondering about. 


The Christian workshops will be held Wednesdays, beginning at 6 p.m. in the St. Thomas’ Parish Hall, Church and Highs streets. 

To register, call 301-678-6569.

Space for artists?

Calling all local artists, craftspersons, musicians: There is a large, inexpensive studio/storage/retail space available in Hancock on Main Street with a store front window.

Many visitors stop by in Hancock overnight and might be persuaded to visit a studio, gallery or display area if it were open in the late afternoon/evening. The location would be excellent for a business, especially with summer visitors along the Rail Trail.

If interested, contact Sinclair Hamilton by email at

Robotic event

Explore how robots can be used to preserve and protect the environment and build your own Ecobot during a 4-H National Science Experiment Program at the Hancock Library in Widmeyer Park. 

The program will be Saturday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and is for those in fifth grade and up. To register, call 301-678-5300 or go to

Winston remembered

A special note and a sad one: Winston, a beautiful Golden retriever therapy dog, died Feb. 7.  Winston was a popular visitor at the Hancock Library, where he provided a listening ear for children to learn to read out loud. He never criticized, he was attentive and loving, and many children enjoyed reading out loud to Winston.

Thank you to Winston’s family for sharing him with our community. He will be missed.

Bocce team to play Thursday in tournament

Hancock’s winning Bocce team plays at the state level Thursday at Hagerstown Community College in the ARCC. 

The Panthers bocce team finished 13-1 in the county championship. Thursday they try for their first-ever win for the Maryland state title. 

Concert planned Saturday, March 2

A concert by the Critton Hollow String Band, a popular group in nearby West Virginia, is set for Saturday, March 2, at the Hancock Performing Arts Center in Town Hall, 126 W. High St. 

The trio, comprised of Joe Herrmann, Sam Hermann and Joe Fallon, will be joined on this occasion by former band member Pete Gordon. 

Tickets cost $5 at the door, with the concert slated for 7 p.m. 

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