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April 14, 2006|by JOAN KNODE

Show to benefit North High stadium

The Mason Dixon Barbershop chorus and the North High Show Chorus, directed by Curt Shetler, will combine efforts to present a show to benefit the Mike Callas Stadium Fund.

The show, "Field of Dreams," will be held on Saturday, April 22, at North High's auditorium beginning at 7 p.m.

The barbershop chorus will start the show off on stage with a pep rally. Following the North High's fight song and the national anthem, the North High Show Chorus will take the stage.

North High students will provide the sound, lighting and stage crew.

Following a short intermission, local barbershop quartets Nice'N Easy and Carousel, and the Prospective Freedom Valley Sweet Adeline Chorus from Chambersburg, Pa., will entertain.

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Tickets for the event are available from barbershop chorus and North High Show Chorus members, as well as at the door.

Proceeds will go to the Mike Callas Stadium Fund. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens.

For information, please call 301-739-7338 or visit the Wb site www.masondixoncho rus.org.

Autism Society plans spaghetti dinner

The Autism Society of Washington County is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner Thursday, April 27, to benefit Project Life Saver.

This event will be hosted at the South End Fire Hall, at 409 W. First St., from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. To purchase advanced tickets, please contact Carol Kowalski at 301-733-1470.

Project Life Saver is a tracking system used to help find adults and children who may suffer from Alzheimer's disease, or developmental disabilities, who are at risk of wandering or straying away from care providers. The proceeds from this dinner will be used to implement this tracking system in Washington County.

Choral Artsplans concert

Hagerstown Choral Arts will present a concert around the theme "Poems, Prayers, and Promises" on Saturday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Kepler Theater at Hagers-town Community College.

Featured on the program will be selections from the song cycle "Frostiana," which includes the poetry of Robert Frost and music of Randall Thompson, several madrigal settings by Thomas Morley and a humorous selection by P.D.Q. Bach. Other composers represented on this concert include works by Mozart, Daniel Gawthrop, and Aaron Copland.

Several of our Halfway area residents will be participating in this concert event: Jeffrey A. Clise, tenor; Robert A. "Bob" Clise, baritone; Judy Loiseau-Myers, soprano I. Christopher Stockslager is vice president and treasurer of the board of firectors.

Hagerstown Choral Arts has invited several musical guests to be part of this concert also, including Jennifer Manuel, a sixth-grade flutist from Clear Spring Middle School; soprano Angela Holsinger and oboist Gregory Starliper, both music majors from Shepherd University; and pianist Dr. Scott Beard, chair of the keyboard division at Shepherd.

The chorus will round out the evening with the wonderful music from the broadway play and movie "The Producers," which features lyrics and music by Mel Brooks.

Advance tickets are available at Music and Arts Center, 1337 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, and at the Washington County Arts Council Gallery, 14 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Tickets will also be available at the door just prior to the concert. Additional information is available by calling Hagerstown Choral Arts at 301-665-9424.

Used book sale set for April 26-30

Spring is here - and so is AAUW's 38th annual Used Book Sale. The book sale is scheduled for April 26-30, at the Washington County Agriculture and Education Center on Sharpsburg Pike.

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, sale hours are 10 a.m to. 8 p.m.; Saturday - which is half-price day - hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Sunday - when you can fill a grocery bag of books for only $4 - hours are noon to 3 p.m.

More than 50,000 books will be on sale, with paperbacks for 50 cents and hardbacks starting at $1. There also will be records, cassettes and maps. There will be first editions and autographed books at the collectibles table, as well as several special volumes at auction.

Proceeds from the sale go to the AAUW Scholarship Fund, Washington County Library and other community projects.

Students honored

Congratulations to the following students who were designated February Character Counts! Students of the month. The following is a list of students who were treated to an afternoon celebration with their parents on March 28:

Pre-K: Melika Ha, Tanya Hunyh, Brylee Pannebaker and Kyrstin Smith.

Kindergarten: Jacob Danner, Bryan Detrow, Christopher Lewis and Kiersten Marsh.

First grade: Amanda Davis, Tate Hopkins, John Hull and Isabelle Miller.

Second grade: Kyleigh Flook, Ricky Gift, Andrew Socks and Emily Weller.

Third grade: Thomas Atha, Taylor Gibney, Breonna Hughes and Kristen Kanzler.

Fourth grade: Lindsay Bradfield, Tayler Dorsey, Veronica VanMetre, Krista Wiles and Kristia Williams.

Fifth grade: Teela Brown, Effie Loeser and Eddie Sigler.

Congratulations, students, be sure to keep up the good work! Job well done!

Happy Easter

I hope that you and your family have a truly wonderful Easter holiday; happy egg hunting and don't over indulge on too many sweet Easter bunny treats! Have a happy Easter!

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