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February 20, 2008

Schools hosting yard sale event

Williamsport schools are holding a yard sale/car show/fun day on Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m in the school parking lots.

The event will include a car show, concession stand, activities for children, bake sale and yard sale.

Spaces to rent cost $10.

Please Donate nonclothing items to your school.

Proceeds will benefit Williamsport Elementary School Green Fund; Springfield Middle Band Boosters Uniform Fund; and Williamsport High Blue Band Uniform Fund.

For more information, contact Karen Long at 301-582-3819 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or e-mail

Library news

The following activities are planned at Williamsport Memorial Library:

Fridays, Feb. 22, 29 - Storytime (ages 3 to 5), 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.


Thursday - Adult Book Club reading: John McCain's "Hard Call," 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 26 - Rug hooking, 10 a.m. to noon.

Call 301-223-7027 to pre-register for programs.

Indoor yard sale

An indoor yard sale, bake sale, breakfast (8 to 10 a.m.) and lunch (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) will be held Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road, St. James.

Soups include vegetable, chicken corn and ham and bean. Sandwiches include country ham, baked ham, baked ham and cheese and Turkey. Table space costs $15. Call Sam and Brenda Griffith at 301-582-3343 for more information .


The following events will be held to benefit the Williamsport Volunteer Fire & EMS:

· Vera Bradley Bingo on Sunday. Tickets cost $25 for 30 games of bingo (King Tuts, tip jars, raffles, door prizes and loser prizes will be available.)

Doors open at 11 a.m. lunch will be served at noon and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Children are welcome to play with ticket purchase.

· Gun drawing on Saturday, March 8. Tickets cost $25 a person. Drawing begins at 4 p.m. and a gun will be given away every 15 minutes (there could be a multiple winner.) Tickets include dinner, beverage and DJ.

For more information, call 301-223-8554.

Gentle Yoga for seniors

A Gentle Yoga Class for Active Agers (men and women) will be held at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St., Williamsport.

Classes will run from Monday, March 3 through Monday, May 5, from 10 to 11 a.m.

The class costs $65 per person (ages 13 and up) and can be paid at the first class. Instructor Anita Binder is a registered yoga teacher.

Contact Diana Church at 301-223-7040 or by e-mail at

Blue Band Boosters plan basket bingo

The WHS Band Boosters basket bingo to benefit the Williamsport Blue Band will be held Sunday, March 2, at the Williamsport Fire Hall.

Tickets cost $25, which includes 25 games of bingo and lunch by Leiter's Fine Catering. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at noon and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Raffles, tips jars, door prizes and loser prizes will be available. All baskets will be filled. You must have a ticket stub to enter.

For information and tickets, call 301-223-6728.

Chuck-E-Cheese Night planned

The Williamsport Elementary PTA is sponsoring a Chuck-E-Cheese Night on Wednesday, March 5, from 3 to 9 p.m.

Profits from sales will directly benefit students at WES. Watch for information coming home with WES students.

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous is a 12-step program to a healthier lifestyle.

There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. There is a meeting each Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Saint James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road, Saint James (enter the main entrance and follow the OA signs.)

Anyone who has a problem with food is welcome. For more information, contact Debbie at or call 240-217-3885.


Birthdays this week include Fae Holland, Connie Rupp, Coltan Dagenhart, Sydney Emerson.

Caleb Moore, Elton Walls, Oscar Harbaugh, Beverly Coble, Graydon Munn, Jim Burger, Nancy Robinson, Albert Largent.

Eryn and Evan McVicker, Marion Rickard, Ryan Downey, Sandra Knode, Robert McCauley, Kyle Jacobus, Kaidyn Pile, Christal Smith, Vivian Neikirk, Dan Davis, Emma Fuss, George Howarth, Beth Wise, Lillian Hahn, Charlotte Walkey, Patsy Palmer, Jenna Smith and Randall Crawford.

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