Complimentary coffee

April 09, 2013|Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro

If you are older than 55 and had the good fortune to have coffee at Crawford’s Confectionery yesterday, it was probably courtesy of Reeders Memorial Home. As a community outreach, Reeders is providing complimentary coffee the second Monday of each month from opening until noon. Don’t miss it in May.

On the mend

Hi, neighbors! I hope you all are well.

I am on the mend after a battle with the flu; I think I won.

Library events

• The Boonsboro branch of the Washington County Free Library will present “Argo” for free today at 6 p.m. The adult movie is of great local interest.To sign up, call the library at 301-432-5723 to sign up.

• On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the branch celebrates its fifth birthday. Enjoy a day of entertainment, snacks and cupcakes. A magic show will be performed by Michael T, who also will read his book, “Jelly Bean Soup and Grilled Candy Sandwiches,” which will be available for purchase. The master gardeners will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide tips on gardening.


• The Young Readers Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. Monday to discuss “Liar & Spy” by Rebecca Stead.

• The Cookbook Club will share ideas for soups and stews Tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. Bring your favorite soup or stew for the group to try. Need an idea? Stop by the library to see its cookbooks. Recipes are due by Friday. To sign up, call the library at 301-432-5723.

Colorful bottle caps needed

Do you save bottle caps, but have no idea what to do with them?

They can’t be recycled and you don’t want to throw them out.

The Boonsboro Green Fest committee is collecting colorful plastic bottle caps to reuse as a children’s art project at this year’s fifth annual festival, set for Saturday, May 11, in Boonsboro’s Shafer Park.  

“We need all colors of bottle caps for our giant mosaic project, except white and clear ones,” said Kids’ Zone co-chair Sean Haardt, adding that the caps should be rinsed well.

Hundreds of blue, green, yellow, purple, pink, red, black and orange bottle caps of all sizes must be collected before the Green Fest, Haardt said.

Bottle caps will be collected at two locations:

• Turn The Page Bookstore, 18 N. Main St., Boonsboro, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

• Shafer Park’s Community Center from Tuesday, May 7, to Friday, May 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 8.

Children who visit the Kids’ Zone can help create the mosaic. The design will be revealed at the festival.

Admission and parking are free.

For more information, go to

Indoor yard sale

The Catholic Daughters of St. James Court No. 2207 in Boonsboro will hold its annual indoor yard sale Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in the Parish Hall of the church. Baked goods, soups and sandwiches to eat in or take out will be sold. Saturday will feature yard sale prices.

The church is on the corner of Main Street and Ford Avenue in Boonsboro. 

For more information, call Suzie Lushbaugh at 240-420-3852.

Student council yard sale

Boonsboro High School’s Student Council is hosting its second annual community yard sale Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the school’s back parking lot.

If you are interested in purchasing a table/spot, contact Karri Ernst at 301-766-8022. Tables/spots cost $10 for the first spot; $5 for additional spots.

Strawberry Festival

The Rohrersville Ruritan will host its annual Strawberry Festival June 8 and 9 in the community park.

Craft vendors, specialty salespeople, such as Avon and Scentsy, and those wishing to set up yard sale tables are being sought. Spaces are by donation.

Plans for a tractor, car and truck show are in the works.

For more information or to reserve a space, contact JR Smith at 240-818-1038 or send an email to

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