This is a rare occasion for the general public to view masonic ritual, which is afforded by special dispensation from the Grand Lodge of Maryland and the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Mason’s, Stephen J. Ponzillo III.
Antietam Lodge 197 meets regularly on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at their Masonic Temple in Keedysville. View website http://antietamlodge197.net or visit facebook.com/antietam197 to learn about freemasonry in the 21st century.
Farm bureau offers scholarships
The Washington County Farm Bureau will offer several education sponsorships and grants to young adults of Farm Bureau families.
As much as $5,000 is awarded to a Washington County Maryland youth who expresses interest in Agriculture.
The deadline to apply is April 15. For more information and to obtain an application, visit www.mdfarmbureau.com/Washington.asp.
Food for Profit class scheduled
Food for Profit is a one-day workshop designed to help you work through the maze of local and state regulations, food-safety issues, and business management concepts that all must be considered in setting up a commercial food business.
The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Washington County Agriculture Education Center. The tuition cost of $40 per person includes all materials and lunch. Registration is through the Penn State event online system at http://extension.psu.edu/events (scroll down to Feb. 28, 2012 listings) or by calling 877-489-1398.
For more information, contact Extension Educator Winifred McGee at email@example.com or 717-270-4391 or Ginger S. Myers, University of Maryland Extension Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-432-2767, ext. 338. Pre-payment and registration are required for this workshop.
Legion to hold basket bingo
The Boonsboro American Legion (Clopper-Michael Post No. 10) will hold a basket bingo Saturday, Feb. 12. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Bingo begins at 1:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and include 20 regular games and 5 specials; Raffles, King Tuts and 50/50. Must be 18 or older to play.
No food or drinks can be brought into the club. Tickets may be purchased at the Legion by calling 301-432-5695, or contact Rose Moats at 301-432-6103.
Little League to hold free rules clinic
Maryland District 1 Little League will conduct a free rules and umpire training clinic every Tuesday in February from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ on Leitersburg Pike.
Because of several significant rule changes this year, baseball and softball managers, coaches and umpires or interested parents should attend these sessions.
For more information, call Denny Hockensmith at 301-416-2841 or Dave Grams at 301-791-1687.
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