Law to speak at historical society meeting

March 08, 2013|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville
  • Preston "Toby" Law
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Hagerstown author Preston “Toby” Law will speak to the Keedysville Historical Society on Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 53 N. Main St., in Keedysville.

Law will discuss his new book, “Drummer Boy for the Bonnie Blue,” which follows 14-year-old Frederick, Md., native, Thad, as he decides to join the Confederate army as a drummer boy.

The presentation is for all ages so feel free to bring children and friends. Light refreshments will be served. 

There is parking at the back of the church.

Sharpsburg LL to hold baseball, softball tryouts

Sharpsburg Little League will hold baseball and girls softball tryouts and late registration beginning tonight. For tryout dates and times, call Dave Dyer at 301-676-1782 or go to

Church to hold revival

Mount Briar First Church of God, 4705 Mount Briar Road in Keedysville, will hold a four-night revival from Sunday, March 17, through Wednesday, March 20, at 7 each evening.


Faith Ministries will perform Sunday. Pastor David Williams will preach Monday and Tuesday, and Pastor Pete Baugher will preach Wednesday. There will be music each night.

For more information, call 301-432-8884.

Boaze to speak Tuesday

Living history interpreter Raleigh Boaze will speak at the Sharpsburg Historical Society meeting at Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Sharpsburg Town Hall.

For information, call 301-992-9767.

Potpie dinner planned

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 includes chicken and ham potpie, choice of coleslaw or applesauce, dinner roll, tea and coffee. Desserts will be sold. 

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

For more information, call 301-582-1005.

Master Gardeners to hold workshop

The Washington County Master Gardeners will hold a seed-starting workshop Saturday, March 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Washington County Agricultural Education Center at 7303 Sharpsburg Pike.

The hands-on class costs $10, which includes take-home planted seeds.

To request a registration form, contact Diane at 301-791-1304 or send an email to

Motorcycle Mass, caregivers’ lunch set

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, will hold a Motorcycle Mass Saturday at 5 p.m. in Dorsey Hall. All are welcome to attend this informal Eucharist sponsored by the Episcopal Regional Council.

St. Mark’s is also beginning a monthly caregiver’s lunch for support and fellowship for those who are a caregiver for a parent or other family member. The first meeting will be Sunday at 12:45 p.m. in the Boyd Cook Room. Bring a bag lunch and stories to share.

Lions begin active spring

The Sharpsburg Lions will begin an active spring with a sing-a-long at Fahrney-Keedy  March 14, followed by the “New Market Big 20” March 16.

Lions members will attend a “Big $1,200” cash and dinner club fundraiser March 23 for Brian Cox, second vice district governor candidate.

Drennen to teach ‘Classic Favorites’

Martha Drennen will present a class titled “Add Fruits and Vegetables to Classic Favorites” Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Southeastern Senior Center in Keedysville.

Sandy Ferris and Marcia Davies will lead exercise classes Wednesdays and Fridays.

The center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information about, call Drennen at 301-432-5624.

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