Vacation Bible school

June 16, 2013|Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown
  • Volunteers from Elizabethtown East Neighborhoods 1st took time out of their day recently to help plant 250 plants in 37 tree pits along East Baltimore, East Antietam and Mulberry streets in Hagerstown. From left, Garnetta Harne, Holly Janni, Justin Mark, Stacey Campbell, Vanessa Garcia and Nate Janni.
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The community is invited to St. John’s Lutheran Church this week for vacation Bible school. 

At “Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth,” families will step back into time to ancient Greece and the story of Paul’s second missionary journey.

Children and adults will participate in a Bible-times marketplace, sing songs, play games and visit with Paul daily. 

The school begins Monday night at the church, at 141 S. Potomac St. in downtown Hagerstown, and will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night.

All ages are welcome and a nursery will be provided for infants and toddlers.

For more information, call the church office at 301-790-251 or go to

Commemorative quilt

As part of the commemoration of Sharpsburg’s founding 250 years ago, residents and friends are creating an anniversary quilt.

The quilt is not a traditionally pieced and quilted creation. It is designed so everyone can add stitches.
In fact, anyone who can hold a needle can contribute to the community project.


The quilt will be constructed daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Town Hall, 106 E. Main St. in Sharpsburg.
Evening hours will also be available.

For more information, call Jean at 301-491-7045.

Anyone can help make a quilt and make history. No experience is necessary.

The quilt will be an important part of the July 7 celebration in Sharpsburg.

For more information about the event, call 301-992-9767.

Civil War lecture

“Gettysburg in the Civil War,” an illustrated lecture by Susanna Gold, will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

Gold will talk about the visual imagery relating to the catastrophic events that began the Battle of Gettysburg in the summer of 1863, in which the Confederate and Federal armies suffered approximately 50,000 casualties.

Offering an analysis of descriptive paintings of the battle, vivid photographs of the aftermath and metaphorical reflections on the destruction of war, Gold will discuss how American artists and their audiences attempted to make sense of the traumatic events of Gettysburg through the language of art, initiating the long journey toward healing after the war.

Tickets cost $5 for nonmembers. They are free for members and those younger than 12.

Vacation Bible school

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, at 802 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown, will host its vacation Bible school Monday through Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with a light meal at 5 p.m. for attendees and volunteers.
Classes are available for those ages 4 to adult.

This year’s theme is “Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together.”

To register, call 301-733-4720.

In addition, the church is beginning a new weekly worship service titled “Fresh Start.”

The praise and worship team/band will lead the congregation in worship each Thursday at 7:30 p.m., beginning June 27.

It will be a come-as-you-are worship setting. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 301-733-4720.

Cruise in/car show planned Saturday

The Mason-Dixon Region Antique Automobile Club of America will hold a cruise in/car show, including a car corral and flea market, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center off Sharpsburg Pike.

All items are welcome.

The event will include Model T driving demonstrations, food and a bake sale.

Dash plaques will be given to the first 75 vehicles registered.

The donation/registration fee is $8 per vehicle and $8 per car corral at the gate.

All cars are welcome. There will be no judging. Door prizes will be given away.

For more information, call 717-267-0549.

Art in the Park takes place Saturday

Art in the Park, a gospel concert and picnic to benefit Contemporary School for the Arts and Gallery Inc., will be Saturday from 4 p.m. to dusk in the art pavilion at Doub’s Woods Park.

The event will feature Charles W. Washington Jr., Matthew Murray, New Chapter, Renewed 7 and the Hagerstown YMCA Achievers.

For more information, call Ron Lytle at 301-791-6191, send an email to or go to

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