Sharpsburg to hold Heritage Festival

September 05, 2013|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

The Town of Sharpsburg will kick off a lively street festival Saturday, Sept. 14, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the town’s founding.

The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The festival will feature various artisans, musical performers and lectures by local historians.

There will be food, vendors, a children’s area and other activities.

For more information, go to

Society offers exhibit

At the Sharpsburg Heritage Festival Sept. 14, the Sharpsburg Historical Society will offer a 50 percent off coupon to the ongoing special exhibit “Sharpsburg — More Than Antietam” at the Miller House on W. Washington St. in Hagerstown through Sept. 27.

The exhibit explores the features of the town and area before and after the Battle of Antietam in 1862, and includes the original town seal, photographs, the 1907 bank charter, store ledgers, Native American items, church history, Civil War documents, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal boat models, a song sung by a C&O Canal boatman, a slave drum, and Dr. A.A. Biggs’ journal of births.

For more information and hours, call 301-797-8782.


Embroidery class

Mara Lowry will teach the traditional technique of basic hand embroidery in an introductory class planned Saturday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the front conference room of the Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike.

The class costs $10 per person with advance registration required by Monday. All class materials will be supplied (hoop, fabric, thread, needle and pattern). 

Class members can bring their own scissors/thread nippers.

To register, call 240-420-1714, send an email to or go to and print a registration form.

Dinner planned

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., Sharpsburg, will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner Saturday, Sept. 14, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the church parish hall.

The menu will also include mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans with ham, coleslaw, roll, dessert and drink.

The meal costs $10 for adults and $5 for those ages 10 and younger.

For tickets, call Judy Shaw at 301-432-0061.

Library to show ‘Gatsby’

The Sharpsburg Library will show the PG-13 rated film “The Great Gatsby” Thursday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. 

Fall revival planned

Samples Manor Church of God near Dargan will hold a fall revival from Sept. 8 to 15 each evening from 7 to 7:30. 

The Revs. Jeff Dinsmore, Bobby Hill, Ron Neff, Kenny Sencindiver, Vaughn Fitzgerald, Harold Bowman, Pastor Kenny Johnson, and Fred Lowman will preach during the week. Special singing will be held nightly.

The annual outdoor hymn sing will be Saturday, Oct. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m., rain or shine.

Bible Church sends balloon messages

On the last night of the Sharpsburg Bible Church vacation Bible school held this summer, participants released balloons which identified the church.

To date, 11 balloons have been returned, with the most distant one from New Jersey. The church will send a thank-you note to the person who returned it and the sender is encouraged to write back to the church.

Wyant to speak at center

Nurse Louise Wyant will conduct a diabetes program at the Southeastern senior site in Keedysville Monday at 9:30 a.m.

Marcia Davies will conduct exercises Fridays.

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

For more information, call Martha Drennen, manager, at 301-432-5624.

Class of 1977 to hold dinner

The Boonsboro High school Class of ’77 will hold an alumni dinner party at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Supreme Buffet Hibachi Grill & Sushi, 545 Dual Highway, Hagerstown.

RSVP to Terri Hollingshead at 301-491-2024 or send an email to

Sharpsburg churches collect books

Battlefield Bible Church, Fairplay and Christ Reformed Church, Sharpsburg will serve as collection sites for children’s books used in literacy programs for at-risk children. The community is asked to help collect books, specifically for those ages infant to 11.  Books can be new or gently. For a list of all public drop sites, addresses and hours, and a list of recommended books, go to or

For more information or to be included as a collection site, call 301-842-4272 or send an email to

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