David Hildebrand to perform at St. Mark's

April 26, 2013|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

David Hildebrand will present a concert of Music of the War of 1812 in America, Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. in the St. Mark’s Fellowship Center, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro.

For more than 30 years Hildebrand and his wife have appeared professionally at historic sites, museums and educational institutions and have collaborated on six full-length recordings.

Their presentations are lively and dynamic, involving storytelling, scene-setting and humorous anecdotes.

This performance is free and open to the public as part of the Maryland Humanities Council Maryland War of 1812 Commission.

For more information or directions to the church, call 301-582-0417 or go to

Author to speak to Confederate Veterans

Local author Stephen Recker will discuss his book “Rare Images of Antietam: And the Photographers Who Took Them” at the May 1 meeting of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.


The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Sharpsburg Town Hall, second floor, 106 E. Main St., Sharpsburg. 

The meeting is free and is open to the public. 

For more information, call Camp Cmdr. Michael Wasiljov at 301-992-3122-or send an email to

Salem Methodist to host former pastors

Salem United Methodist Church of Keedysville will host three former pastors to give special messages.

The Rev. Kenneth J. Fizer Jr. will speak Sunday; the Rev. Malcolm Stranathan will speak Sunday, June 9; and the Rev. Patricia Watson will speak Sunday, May 19.

Each Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. and a potluck fellowship luncheon will follow. The church is at 25 S. Main St., Keedysville.

For more information call the church office at 301-432-4046 or go to

Lowry to teach hand embroidery at museum

Mara Lowry will teach an Introduction to Hand Embroidery class Saturday, May 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the front conference room of the Rural Heritage Museum at Washington County Agricultural Education Center.

All class materials are supplied, including hoop, fabric, thread, needle and pattern. 

Students can bring their own scissors or thread nippers if they prefer.

The class costs $10 per person with advance registration required by May 6. 

To register, call 240-420-1714 or send an email to

Registration forms to mail with payment can also be found at 

Sharpsburg Legion Auxiliary to collect flags

The American Legion Auxiliary, Antietam Unit 236, will place a collection barrel in front of Sharpsburg Town Hall from April 26 to May 23, where residents can place their worn American flags for proper disposal by unit members.

Antietam Unit 236 reminds all Americans that every day is a good day to display an American flag in good condition.

Martz offers Zumba at Rockland Woods

Instructor Liz Martz offers Zumba classes at Rockland Woods Elementary School through the Washington County Recreation Department.

Martz will offer classes Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:15 to 6 p.m. from May 6 to July 31.

The classes cost $40 for county residents, $50 for out-of-county residents and $32 for those ages 55 and older. 

For registration information, call the recreation department at  240-313-2805 or go to Select “recreation” and then “select activities brochure.”

Drennen to talk at senior center

Martha Drennen, site manager, will speak on the topic “Got Your Dairy Today?” at the Southeastern Senior Site in Keedysville Monday, April 29, at 9:30 a.m.

Sandy Ferris will conduct exercise classes Wednesday and Marcia Davies will lead exercise classes Fridays.

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

For more information, call Drennan at 301-432-5624.

Ruritan to hold strawberry festival

The Rohrersville Ruritan Club will hold its annual strawberry festival June 8 and 9 in the community park.

The festival will include craft vendors, specialty sales people and yard sale tables. Spaces are by donation.

Show tractors, cars and trucks are welcome.

For information or to reserve a space, call J.R. Smith at 240-818-1038 or send an email to

Vintage, handcrafted arts market to open

A new vintage goods and handcrafted arts market will open at the end of May on North Church Street in Sharpsburg.

Booth rentals and bookshelf rentals are available.

The market will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 or 7 p.m. Booth space rents for $125 a month, perfect for those with furniture and large vintage items to sell. A bookshelf unit rents for $35 a month and one shelf rents for $20 a month.

For more information, call 301-991-0265.

Community establishes fund for Bucky

Members of the Sharpsburg area community have established a fund to create a memorial for their pet deer, Bucky. Donations for the memorial will be collected until June 1 at the Jefferson Security Bank in Sharpsburg or online at

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