The motto of the Boonsboro Lions Club is “We Serve.” This Saturday, they will be serving up their famous “private blend” of spices during the barbecue chicken sale in the lot next to The Columbia Bank on Main Street in Boonsboro. Chicken will be available from 9:30 a.m. until the flock has flown. All proceeds are used to benefit the local community — support of youth groups, preschool vision screening, college scholarships, hospital equipment, etc.
Boonsboro Fire Co. schedules two events
The Boonsboro Fire Co. has two events coming up! Both will be held at the substation, 3417 Rohrersville Road. First, a chicken barbecue and yard sale will be held Saturday, May 14, beginning at 7 a.m. A 20-by-20 yard sale space costs $20. Rent an 8-foot table for $5. Additionally, the company plans a pig roast/luau on Saturday, June 25, from 6 to 11 p.m. Tickets cost $15 and include a meal and beverage tickets. Entertainment will be provided by an on-site DJ. Tip jars, 50/50 raffles and other games will be available. For more information, please call Jessie at 301-432-5515. Both events will be held rain or shine.
Rohrersville band to make 2011 debut
Come hear the band. The Rohrersville Cornet Band of Washington County will make the inaugural appearance of its 175th year on Sunday, May 15. The band, organized in 1837, performs at the Band Hall on Main Street in Rohrersville.
Holly Feather will be directing the spring concert, which will begin at 3 p.m. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. More information can be obtained by calling 301-992-9767.
Try these library events this month
The Boonsboro Library has several interesting programs throughout May. You can register for any of the following offerings by calling 301-432-5723.
On Thursday, May 12, at 6 p.m., Simon Henry, a financial advisor with Edward Jones, will present “If You Don’t Prepare for Your Retirement, No One Else Will.” That’s why it is important to take time now to discuss your retirement goals. Join this free retirement seminar to learn more about: the five basic questions you should ask yourself to prepare for retirement, the options you can use now to save for retirement and how time can help or hurt your retirement goals.
“Lunch & Learn” on Friday, May 13, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., will be a Reference USA Database overview. It will be presented by Harry Sachs of the Washington County Free Library Government Reference Service. Bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and desserts will be provided. Sachs will demonstrate how the Reference USA online resource can assist local businesses with general market research and with marketing to consumers and other businesses. Please let the library staff know if you plan to bring your own laptop.
Dr. William F. Bodenheimer continues the popular series, “The Doctor is In … at the Library!” On Tuesday, May 17, at 6 p.m., the topic will be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This is a condition in which stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backward from the stomach into the esophagus, the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach. This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms. Join us to learn about causes, risk factors, treatments and prevention.
Book Share date for this month is Thursday, May 19, at 6 p.m. Please bring a current favorite to share.
There’s room for more at Trinity chili cook-off
It’s not too late to participate in the annual Chili Cook-Off and Open Mic at Trinity Lutheran Church. There is room for a few more chili chefs, and rehearsals for open mic participants will be this Friday evening and Saturday morning. Everyone is invited to come eat and enjoy local talent. Tickets cost $5 at the door, which opens Saturday at 5 p.m. Call 240-285-8894 for more information.
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