At 7 p.m., singer-songwriter Jennie Avila will perform original music, accompanied by Steven Wright playing his handmade drum. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information, call the Sharpsburg Library at 301-432-8825.
Church to hold Civil War service
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 209 W. Main St., will hold two church services Sunday, Sept. 16. The early service, at 8 a.m., will be a spoken liturgy offering Holy Communion. The second service, at 10 a.m., includes Holy Communion and hymns.
The church will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Sharpsburg with a half-hour program of Civil War-era sacred music and a brief talk on the impact of war on the community of faith. These programs are at 1 and 3 p.m.
Sharpsburg Elementary to hold blood drive
Sharpsburg Elementary is the site for a third Red Cross community blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday.
To donate, call Mr. Hench at 301-766-8324 or go to www.redcrossblood.org. Volunteer greeters, transporters and canteen helpers are needed. Call 301-766-8321 to volunteer.
Sharpsburg to hold ghost tours
Sharpsburg Ghost Tours, a two-hour walking tour of Sharpsburg’s “haunted” houses and businesses, will begin Monday, Sept. 17, the night most residents believe is the most paranormally “active” evening of the year for Sharpsburg. The tours begin at Capt. Bender’s Tavern at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person.
For more information, call Meredith at 301-991-0265, or look for the tour on Facebook under “Sharpsburg Ghost Tours.”
Lions Club to sell anniversary throws
The Sharpsburg Lions will sell 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam five-color throws during the Heritage Days Festival, Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16. The throws, designed by Sharpsburg artist Mark Kretzer, feature 14 buildings and monuments in Sharpsburg and the surrounding area. Throws may also be purchased by calling 240-469-4674.
Fire company to hold potpie dinner
The Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold a potpie dinner Saturday at the fire hall. Doors will open at 3:30. At 4 p.m., a dinner of chicken, ham, and beef pot pie, cole slaw, homemade rolls, iced tea and coffee will be served. Tickets cost $8 at the door. Call 301-432-2130.
Fitness classes offered in Keedysville
A variety of fitness classes are offered at the Little Antietam Community Center in Keedysville.
Pilates mat classes, held Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., begin Tuesday.
Thursday evening classes, from 6 to 7 p.m., vary and may include aerobics, strength training, Pilates, yoga or a combination of these formats.