Halfway neighborhood watch group to meet

July 10, 2013|Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway

The neighborhood watch group for Halfway will host its monthly meeting Wednesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway’s meeting room. 

This month’s speaker will be the coordinator of the Lakeside Neighborhood watch group.

Christmas in July 

The Christmas in July Craft Show, presented by Alpha Productions, will be held at Valley Mall July 17-21 

Those interested in participating as a craft vendor should call 301-582-0701.

Municipal band to perform

The Hagerstown Municipal Band will perform Sunday at the City Park band shell.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, go to

Gospel music concert 

A gospel music concert will be performed by Randy Simpson Wednesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. at the City Park band shell. The event is free and open to the public.


Story Time Adventures

On Thursday, July 18, children will have an opportunity to participate in interactive stories, songs, crafts, while learning all about cows in an event presented by Washington County Ag Expo and Fair.

The event is geared for those ages 2 to 8.

It will be held in the Macy’s Court area of Valley Mall from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Gardening workshop

The Washington County Master Gardeners will hold a free workshop on extending the vegetable gardening season Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike in Boonsboro.

Participants will learn proven techniques for stretching the growing season into November and December. The class will review cold-hardy crops, planting dates and various methods for protecting crops from the cold including cold frames, row covers and plastic covers. 

The class is free, but registration is required.  To register, call Diane Woodring at 301-791-1304 or send an email to  

Volunteer educators with the University of Maryland Extension, master gardeners teach people safe, effective gardening practices that build healthy gardens and communities. They give educational talks, create demonstration gardens, offer plant clinics and therapeutic horticulture programs and host information booths at community events.

For more information on the master gardener program, call Annette Ipsan at 301-791-1604, or send an email to

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