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April 13, 2006

'Beauty and the Beast'

Thank you to the Williamsport High School Theatre Department for giving us the beautiful play "Beauty and the Beast." It was absolutely marvelous! Once again, Ruth Ridenour has succeeded in helping WHS students fulfill their potential and bring "live theatre" for us to enjoy.

She has devoted her career to educate our school system and community into seeing the performing arts as an honorable profession, one that stands apart from all other careers. Well done, good and faithful teacher!

Sophisti'Cats plan spaghetti dinner

The Sophisti'Cats will sponsor a spaghetti dinner caberet on May 13, at WHS; more information coming soon.

Tree planting

The following is a shared e-mail about the tree planting at Byron Park last Saturday:

"Volunteerism at its best. Neither rain, nor clouds could stop crowds from gathering at first light. As I write this, a parade of rain fashion is before me; yellow, orange and white seem to prevail. There are people on their knees planting the wildflowers, trucks loaded with trees are up and down the path dropping off a tree at its designated hole. Looks like all may get planted - lots of cars in the lot. Once again, volunteerism at its best."

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Volunteers planted more than 300 trees last Saturday at Byron Memorial Park. The plantings are a part of an ongoing effort to prevent water pollution caused by runoff. Council member Jeff Cline said they plan to have an official unveiling of the park project sometime in May.

Kids book share to be held today

Every month on the second Thursday, kids meet to discuss books they are currently reading. Today they are meeting at the Williamsport Memorial Library at 5 p.m. for ages 8 to 12.

Potomac Garden Club to meet April 18

The Potomac Garden Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Members will participate in the club's spring practice flower show.

Entries will be accepted between 8 and 9:30 a.m. Judging will be held at 10 a.m. The regular business meeting and refreshments will start at noon.

Spring lecture series to begin at library

Williamsport Memorial Library's spring lecture series gets under way on April 19, at 7 p.m. in the lower level library hall.

"Faces of Washington County," a slide presentation by Frank and Sueanne Woodring, editors and publishers of the Cracker Barrel Magazine, will be presented. The slides are of Washington County in "days gone by" and taken from various stories and articles that have appeared in their magazine. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this free program.

Book share

Williamsport Memorial Library invites adults to join in the adult book share held every third Thursday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This month, on April 20, the group will be discussing the classic "Rebecca," by Daphne DuMaurier.

'Harvest of Sorrows' to be presented

Join the Williamsport United Methodist Church Choir at 25 E. Church St., today at 7 p.m. for Joseph Martin's cantata "Harvest of Sorrows." Experience in music, the last week of Jesus' life before the resurrection. Come and eat the meal, which he offered to his beloved disciples and continues to offer to us today. Come, listen, feel and eat!

Cross Walk set for Friday

Join Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. for its Traditional Cross Walk on Good Friday at 6 p.m. as church members carry their large wooden cross around Williamsport, stopping to read and offer prayer relevant to Christ's passion. The evening ends with the 7 p.m. worship wervice.

Easter egg hunt planned Saturday

Don't miss the annual community Easter egg hunt in Byron Memorial Park this Saturday at 10 a.m. All children ages 1 to 12 years old, bring your favorite Easter basket and join in the fun. This event is sponsored by the Town of Williamsport, Williamsport Fire Co. and the Williamsport Ambulance Service.

Red Hat Society marks 8th birthday

"My Lady" Red Hats of Williamsport traveled with their Queen, Jude Willingham, to the historic Shenandoah Hotel in Martinsburg,W.Va., on Tuesday and along with more than 100 Red Hatters celebrated the 8th birthday of the Red Hat Society. Queen Jude's court included Janice Nelson, Carol Bachtell, Joan Knode, Treva Martz, Marilyn Schoenian, Gloria Bastin and Mary Lou Cox. It was a beautiful day for a tea party!

Easter musical at Calvary Temple

"Believe," an Easter musical, will be presented by the Calvary Temple Sanctuary Choir on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Easter Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Calvary Temple is at 147 S. Conococheague St.

Easter sunrise services planned

Two Easter sunrise services, sponsored by the Williamsport Ministerium, will be held at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday.

One will be held in Williamsport at the Springfield Farm Barn. Come celebrate the first light of Easter. "He is Risen, He is Risen indeed!" Bagpipe music by Scott Bragunier. Following the sunrise service, enjoy a free Easter breakfast at Rehoboth UMC.

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