Around Williamsport

April 16, 2008|By JOAN KNODE / 301-223-7229

Sweats for Vets

Red Men Tribe 84 invites you to join them in a program of Sweats for Vets.

For a $20 donation, you can sponsor a sweat suit for a wounded warrior from the Iraq or Afganistan war zone.

As these soldiers go to the Combat Support Hospital in Germany, there is several weeks delay until proper clothing is issued or finds its way to these brave young people of our military.

One small way you can help make their recovery period more tolerable and comfortable is by providing them sweat suits.

You can bring your donation to the doorman at the local Red Men Tribe 84 lodge at 16129 Lappans Road. Please include your name and address if you would like to include it on a tag attached to the "Sweats for Vets" donation.


If you are writing a check, please make it payable to Red Men "Sweats for Vets." The sweat suits will be shipped by the USO through the Martinsburg (W.Va.) Air Base.

'Wizard of Oz'

The WHS Theatre Department and the Sophisti'Cats will present eight shows of "The Wizard of Oz," directed by Ruth A. Ridenour, at WHS on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday and Saturday evening performances start at 7:30 p.m., Saturday matinee starts at 2 p.m. and Sunday matinee starts at 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $9 for students and senior citizens, and $8 for children. For reservations and information, call 301-766-8433.

Skate Nights

BMX/Skate Nights continue every Sunday evening through June 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. at New Hope Alliance Church, 300 S. Artizan St. For more information, call 301-223-1515.

Spring Cleaning

You are invited to a Green Cleaning party! St. Mark's is hosting a green cleaning party organized by Women's Voices for the Earth, an inspiring women's environmental health organization working to educate consumers about chemicals in cleaning products.

You'll go home with your very own set of easy-to-make cleaning products (plus recipes) that have been tested for effectiveness and are good for your health and the environment!

The party will be Saturday, April 26, starting at 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 18313 Lappans Road. Please RSVP at 301-582-0417. Also please bring a clean spray bottle and one other plastic or glass container to take home the cleaning products you make at the party.

Spring is here

Spring is here and it's time for shedding extra layers of clothing. If you are struggling with food issues and want to shed those extra pounds and overcome your struggle with food, then come to meetings with those who share in the same struggle.

Together, we can overcome the obsession with food and learn to live healthy lives. There are no fees or dues, only a willingness to learn from others and work the steps of the program to overcome obsessive compulsive eating.

Overeaters Anonymous has a meeting near Williamsport at Saint James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road, Saint James, Mondays from 7 to 8 pm. For more information, contact Debbie at or call 240-217-3885.

Williamsport history

Interested in Williamsport history? Please come to the Town Museum meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at the Town Museum in the historic Springfield Farm Barn.

Bake sale planned

Kinder Haven Day Care will hold a yard and bake sale Saturday, April 26, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St.

If you would like to donate items for the yard sale, please bring them into the church fellowship hall starting Monday through Friday, April 25.

If you would like to rent a space ($10) to sell items, call Loretta Bassler at 301-223-8234.

'Aladdin Jr.'

Springfield Middle School Eighth Grade Theater Class presents Disney's "Aladdin Jr.," under the direction of Stephanie B. Stull.

The performance will be in Springfield Middle School's auditorium on Friday, April 25, Thursday, May 1 and Friday, May 2 at 7 p.m. Admission costs $5 in advance or $7 at the door.

A special dinner and show will be Saturday, April 26. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. the show starts at 7. Admission for this presentation is $10 per person. For tickets, call Stull at 301-766-8389.

Fun Day

Williamsport schools will hold Fun Day, which will includ a yard sale and car show Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school parking lots. Activities for children and a bake sale will be included.

Donations of nonclothing items will be accepted. Proceeds benefit Williamsport Elementary School's Green Fund, Springfield Middle School Band's New Uniform Fund and the Williamsport High School Blue Band's New Uniform Fund.

For more information, call Karen Long at 301-582-3819 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. or by e-mail at

Classic cars

Have you seen the banners? - "2nd Annual Town Employee Classic Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show."

The date is Saturday, May 10 (rain date May 11), in Byron Memorial Park.

The car show is open to all makes and models. Registration ($10) will be held from 8 a.m. to noon.

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