Bike tour planned

June 13, 2013|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

On Saturday, celebrate Father’s Day a bit early by taking dad for a scenic bike ride while learning about the role the Western Maryland Railway played in the history of our region.

The guided bike ride is approximately 22 miles and is taken at a leisurely pace.

The ride begins at 10 a.m. at the Chesapeake and Ohio Bicycle Shop in Hancock. 

The ride is free.

The event is sponsored through Fort Frederick and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. 

To register, call Andy Vecchio at the fort at 301-842-2155 or send an email to

Potpie luncheon

Park Head United Methodist Church will hold its monthly Senior Saints chicken potpie luncheon Tuesday at noon in the fellowship hall behind the church. 

In addition to the main course, the menu includes coleslaw, applesauce, dessert and a beverage. The cost will be by donation.


The church is on U.S. 40 at exit 9 off Interstate 70. 

For more information, call 301-842-2649.

Rec department offers day camp

The Washington County Recreation Department will sponsor a day camp this summer. 

The weekly sessions will be offered from June 17 to Aug. 2. The camp is for those ages 6 to 12 in a well-supervised atmosphere. The camp begins each day at 8 a.m. in the community gym at Hancock Middle-Senior High School. 

Dismissal each day is at 4 p.m., either at the gym or at the Hancock Municipal Swimming Pool, depending on the day. 

Campers should bring their own lunch and a snack and, weather permitting, should plan to swim ($2 pool fee) in the afternoons on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Additional activities include walks to the park, rainy-day movies, crafts and membership in the summer reading program at the Hancock Library. 

Sessions are weekly, but students can sign up for any or all sessions. 

The camp costs $40 per week for county residents and $45 for noncounty residents. The camp will be closed July 4, but there is no discount that week.) 

Registration forms are online at or call 240-313-2805.

Forms can be dropped off or sent to: Washington County Recreation Department, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Adventures in Friendship

There is still time to register a child for the 17th annual installment of Adventures in Friendship, set this year for Monday, June 24, through Friday, June 28. 

The five-day day camp for those ages 9 to 13 is jointly sponsored by the Interfaith Service Coalition and St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church and meets at the church parish hall on East High Street. 

The program teaches safety, health, nutrition and other life skills.  Numerous guests make presentations, and there are field trips and special activities all week. 

Breakfast and lunch are served each day.

Thanks to funding through grants, there is no charge for the camp, but formal registration and parental permission forms must be completed. Space is limited.

To register, call Debbie Cohill at 301-678-6605.

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