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 www.stjohnsfamily.org.
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.