Sharpsburg Elementary School honors 14 students

Sharpsburg Elementary School nominated 14 students for exemplifying all the character traits of a caring student. The students were served lunch at the Golden Table with counselor Jacklyn Kinzer, eating pizza to celebrate their accomplishments. 

4-H club to hold breakfast

The Washington County 4-H Dairy Club will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Saturday from 6:30 to 11 a.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center’s multipurpose building. Tickets cost $6 per person. Those 8 and  younger will be admitted free. All proceeds will benefit the 4-H club.

For more information, call Matt DeBaugh at 301-465-9374.

Historical Society presents ‘Shopping in Sharpsburg’

The Sharpsburg Historical Society will present “Shopping in Sharpsburg” Monday at 7 p.m. at Sharpsburg Town Hall.

A panel of local residents who worked in the six general stores will talk about the “old days” before supermarkets.  The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 301-992-9767.

Joseph Stahl to speak at historical society meeting

Historian and author Joseph Stahl will speak to the Keedysville Historical Society Monday at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Keedysville.

Stahl will discuss Maj. Gen. E.V. Sumner’s 2nd Corps that marched through Keedysville en route to the Battle of Antietam. Stahl will also share his collection of I.D. discs.

Rural Heritage Museum to hold spring open house

The Rural Heritage Museum will hold a spring open house Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The German Four Square Garden will be open Saturday with master gardeners available to answer questions about gardening. Children will have the opportunity to make a craft. Light refreshments will be served.

A face painter will also be in the main museum building. The event is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, call 240-420-1714, go to or send an email to

Keedysville to hold town elections May 7

The 2012 Keedysville election for registered voters will be held Monday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Keedysville Town Hall, 19 S. Main St., Keedysville. The election will be for mayor and one council seat.

Basket bingo planned

The Pythian Sisters of Keedysville will host a Longaberger basket bingo Sunday, April 22, at the Funkstown Fire Hall.

Tickets cost $20 for 20 regular games and five specials. Doors open at 11 a.m. Games begin at 1 p.m. Lunch can be purchased. A dessert table, tip jars, raffles and door prizes will be available.

Proceeds will benefit the Fisher House, a nonprofit facility in Rockville, Md., that provides temporary housing for families of wounded returning veterans.

The bingo event is smoke-free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Jean Hanna at 301-733-1846 or Janet Bowen at 301-582-2520.

Rohrersville Cornet Band celebrates 175th birthday

The Rohrersville Cornet Band of Washington County will celebrate its 175th birthday at its Sunday, April 22, concert in the band’s 1916 rehearsal/concert hall on Main St., Rohrersville.

The program, which starts at 3 p.m., features music from the band’s extensive library and highlights eras from the mid-19th century to the present. 

The concert is free and open to all. 

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 301-992-9767.

Boonsboro High to host yard sale

The Boonsboro High Student Government Association will host a community yard sale Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the school.

Individuals and groups may purchase spaces and tables by contacting Karri Ernst at 301-766-8022 or by sending an email to The first space/table costs $10 with extra spaces at $5.

Lyme disease on agenda

Citizens for the Preservation of Pleasant Valley will meet Wednesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rohrersville Ruritan Schoolhouse in Rohrersville. The topic will be Lyme disease. All are welcome to attend.

Yard sale planned April 20

The Catholic Daughters of St. James Court 2207 in Boonsboro will hold an indoor yard sale Friday, April 20, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. until noon in the church’s parish hall.

Baked goods, soups and sandwiches to eat in or take out will be sold. Yard sale items will cost $2 per bag on Saturday.

The church is on the corner of Main Street and Ford Avenue in Boonsboro.

For more information, call Suzie Lushbaugh at 240-420-3852.

Center provides activities

The Southeastern senior site on Mount Vernon Drive in Keedysville provides activities and fellowship for seniors Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Birthday parties, bingo, beanbag toss and horseshoes are offered. 

Visitors to the center often enjoy an 8:15 a.m. walk with friends through Keedysville. Coffee and conversation are offered every morning.

For lunch at the center, call Martha at 301-432-5624.

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