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August 12, 2013|Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro

Bountiful Blessings, a program offering cleaning and personal-care items to those in need, will take place Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Benevola United Methodist Church, west of Boonsboro on Alternate U.S. 40.
 
For more information, call Katie at 301-432-6126.

Chicken barbecue

Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Co. will hold a chicken barbecue Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. at the station, 7619 Old National Pike in Boonsboro.

One-half chicken costs $7, and a chicken dinner with sides costs $8.

Library news

A Prehistoric Pizza Party will be held Tuesday at noon at Boonsboro Free Library as the summer reading club wraps up its program.  

Book Share is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite book to share.

The Young Readers Book Club will meet Monday, Aug. 19, at 5 p.m. The book for August is “The Lions of Little Rock” by Kristen Levine. 

The Afternoon Book Club will meet Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 3 p.m. to discuss “A Thousand Pardons” by Jonathan Dee. 

Book discussion

Turn the Page Bookstore invites the community to a week of reading and discussion. On Wednesday, the discussion of “The Light Between Oceans” by Australian M.L Stedman will take place.

On  Thursday, “Me Before You” by British author Jojo Moyes will be the topic. Copies of the books are available now at the store at a 20 percent discount. 

Book Club meetings begin at 1 p.m. and membership is always open. 

For more information, call 301-432-4588 or stop by the shop at 18 N. Main St. in Boonsboro.

Lions Club to sell funnel cakes at festival

The Boonsboro Lions are keeping busy.
 
On Saturday, Lions Club members will sell funnel cakes at the Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village’s annual summer festival.

The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fahrney-Keedy on Mapleville Road.

The festival will include crafts, food and other activities.

Lions on Facebook

The Boonsboro Lions Club announced it has a Facebook page. Information about the work the club does in the community is available on the site.

Sharpsburg exhibit gets under way Saturday

On Saturday, an exhibit featuring Sharpsburg at the Washington County Historical Society will open as the town celebrates its 250th anniversary.

The exhibit will run through September at the Miller House in Hagerstown. 

For more information, call 301-992-9767.

Remembrance Parade to be held Sept. 11

First Hose Co. of Boonsboro will host the 11th annual Remembrance Parade, honoring first responders lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Retired and active military, and all first responders are encouraged to participate. 

The parade kicks off in the school parking lot Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 5:30 p.m.  

To participate in the parade, call Vernon Brown, parade coordinator, at 301-432-5261. Registration is open until Sept. 8.

Bible study

As back-to-school time approaches, Mount Nebo United Methodist Church in Boonsboro invites the community to a Sunday night of Bible study and lessons for all ages. The program begins Sunday, Sept. 15, and will run each week from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Crafts, games and snacks will be available for children, and a program for grades six to 12 also will take place.

Adults can choose from several classes. 

The church is at 134 S. Main St. in Boonsboro.

For more information, call 301-432-8741.

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