Hope the official kickoff to summer this week is the beginning of an enjoyable season for everyone.
Pick Your Own Blueberries
The Boonsboro Band Boosters will hold a unique fundraising event to benefit the high school and middle school band programs.
Pick Your Own Blueberries will be held Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Frog Eye Blueberry Farm in Knoxville, Md.
Blueberries will cost $3 per pound, with $1 per pound donated to the band programs when patrons indicate they are in support of the bands.
Jennifer and Dan Mills, the farm’s owners, came up with the idea last September as their oldest daughter started in the Boonsboro Middle School band program.
“At meet the teacher night last fall, we listened to Band Boosters President Caren Cramer talk about the fundraising efforts to maintain successful band programs at both the middle and high schools and thought we could set up a fundraising event at the farm,” Jennifer Mills said.
“We felt we could help make a contribution to their fundraising efforts,” Dan Mills said. “This is the first time we’ve done this and hope it will be a success for everyone involved.”
The farm is in Pleasant Valley, just south of Boonsboro along Md. 67.
Patrons are encouraged to bring their own containers.
The event will be held rain or shine.
For more information, go to www.frogeyefarm.com.
Vacation Bible school at Boonsboro Bible Baptist Church
Boonsboro Bible Baptist Church will host its vacation Bible school titled “Kickin’ It Old School.”
Classes are planned for July 7 to 12 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The event will include daily themes starting with pajama night, crazy hat night, generations night, camo night and nerd night. There will be games, crafts, songs and Bible study.
The classes will be for those ages 3 and older.
To register in advance, go to www.boonsboro bible.org.
The church is at 6741 Old National Pike in Boonsboro.
For more information, send an email to Jon and Crystal Tucker at email@example.com.
Golf tournament to benefit boosters
The Boonsboro Athletic Boosters will hold a fundraising golf tournament Monday, July 22, at Beaver Creek Country Club.
Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., followed by an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The entree fee costs $80 per player or $320 for a team of four.
Participants can register online at www.BoonsboroBoosters.com/golf, or mail checks to Mark Wadel, Boonsboro High School, 10 Campus Ave., Boonsboro, MD 21713.
All proceeds will benefit the many services provided by the boosters, including athletic equipment, athletic trainers, stadium improvements and other activities.
Fahrney-Keedy plans summer festival Aug. 17
Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village in Boonsboro will hosts its ninth annual summer festival Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vendor/crafter spots cost $25 for a 12-by-12-foot spot.
Interested vendors should contact Bonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-671-5001 for an application.
Alumni dinner party
The Boonsboro High Class of 1977 invites classmates to an alumni dinner party. Staying in touch means a great deal to the class and they will gather on Saturday, June 29, at 6 p.m. at Barefoot Bernies Bar and Grill Sports Bar on Dual Highway in Hagerstown.
RSVP to Terri Hollingshead at 301-491-2024 or by email at email@example.com. RSVPs are necessary to plan.
250th anniversary quilt being made
As part of the commemoration of Sharpsburg’s founding 250 years ago, residents and friends are making an anniversary quilt.
The quilt is designed so that everyone can add stitches. It is not a traditionally pieced and quilted creation. If you can hold a needle, you can contribute to this community project.
Work is done on the quilt each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Town Hall at 106 E. Main St. in Sharpsburg. Evening hours are also available.
Come help make the quilt and history. No experience is necessary. The quilt will be an important part of the Sunday, July 7, celebration in Sharpsburg.
For more information, call Jean at 301-491-7045.
The following activities are planned at the Boonsboro Library this week:
ABC (Afternoon Book Club) meets Tuesday at 3 p.m. to discuss “The Paris Wife’ by Paula McLain. Also, this evening, the Cookbook Club will meet beginning at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, the Authentic Community Theater’s storytelling time will be held at 3:30 p.m. Learn how to “Dig into Reading.”
On Thursday, share your current favorite read with the Book Share Group. The fun begins at 6 p.m. Please register for events using the online calendar.
Boonsboro Free Library is a branch of the Washington County Free Library and is at 401 Potomac St. in Boonsboro.
For more information, call 301-432-5723 or go to www.washcolibrary.org.
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