Stuff to do

March 20, 2007

3-on-3 basketball

The North Hagerstown High School sophomore class is holding a three-on-three basketball tournament at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the gymnasium at North High.

Event organizers invite the public to participate, regardless of age or skill level. You may sign up as a team for $5 or individually for $2. All money and contributions will go towards the NHHS Class of 2009.

For more information or to register, contact Darlene Dietrich at North Hagerstown High at 301-766-8238, or drop by the front office.

Find a summer job

Hagerstown Community College and Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce will hold a summer jobs and internship fair from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, March 26, at Hagerstown Community College's College Center Building, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. During the fair attendees can register to win an iPod Shuffle.


Prom Expo at Smithsburg Library

SMITHSBURG - Got your high school prom on your calendar? If you're looking for the latest fashion tips, don't miss the Prom Expo at the Smithsburg Library from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 25.

The expo will have information about new fashions, hairstyles and makeup, flowers and limousines.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Smithsburg Library is located at 66 W. Water St. in Veterans Park. Please call 301-824-7722.

If you like theater, prove it in words

The American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) is sponsoring an essay contest for students in celebration of National Theatre in Our Schools Month. The theme of the contest is "Why Theatre is Important in the Lives of Students."

Winning essays will be published in STAGE of the Art, one of AATE's national journals.

Students in grades 4 to 8: Write an essay of at least 350 words answering the question, "How has theatre played a role in your life and/or education?"

Students in grades 9 to 12: Write an essay of at least 700 words answering the question, "How has theatre played a role in your life and/or education?"

All submissions must be postmarked or received between March 1 and March 31. Essays should be mailed to AATE, 7475 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 300A, Bethesda, MD 20814, faxed to 301-968-0144 or e-mailed to

Complete rules and eligibility details can be found on the AATE Web site at or by calling the AATE national office at 301-951-7977. Winners will be announced May 1.

For poets of almost any age

The ninth annual Washington County Poetry Contest sponsored by Washington County Free Library is drawing to a close, but there is still time to submit an original poem for this year's contest. The deadline has been extended to March 31. Poems must be postmarked no later than March 31.

Winners will be chosen in five age divisions: grades two and three, four and five, six and eight, nine to 12, and adult. Entries must be the original work of a Washington County resident, but no longer than one page in length, and must include the poet's name, address, telephone number, and age division on the entry. One entry per person is allowed. Poems may be on any topic and in any style.

Winners will be announced in April - National Poetry Month, and will be honored at a reception at the Washington County Free Library in May. For information, call Jeff Ridgeway at Washington County Free Library at 301-739-3250, ext. 132.

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