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January 13, 2009|By JOAN KNODE / 301-223-7229

Youth soccer league to hold registration

The Williamsport Youth Soccer League will hold registration at McDonald's in Williamsport on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.

You can download the registration form at, fill it out and bring it to Williamsport's McDonald's on Tuesday.

Age groups for boys and girls are under 6 years; under 8 years; under 10, 12 and 14 years. The registration deadline is Feb. 3. Parents should expect to hear from coaches in mid- to late February and practices should begin in early to mid-March.

For more information, contact Gary W. Robinson II at or call 301-992-7017

Basket bingo event to be held Sunday

Red Feather Past Pocahontas Council No. 59 will host a basket and cash bingo event Sunday at the Williamsport Red Men Lodge.

Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch (two pieces fried chicken, two vegetables, tea and coffee) will be served from noon to 1 p.m. Other drinks will be available for purchase.


Bingo begins at 1 p.m. with 25 games. Tickets cost $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Raffles and a bake sale will also be available.

For more information, contact Liz Bowers at 304-274-3244.

Garden club to meet Jan. 21

The Potomac Garden Club will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 12:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St.

This month's program, "Bay-Wise Landscaping: Healthier Gardens that Help the Bay," will be presented by a Washington County Master Gardener.

EMS drawing winner named

Dolly McKimmy won the Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS's $600 Christmas cash drawing.

Alpha "FIVE" is on the horizon!

Alpha is a way to introduce people who are currently not attending church to a faith in Jesus Christ and the basics of Christianity in a nonpressured and supportive atmosphere.

Opening Night will be Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro.

A free dinner and the video "Who is Jesus?" will be part of the program.

The free series will be held most Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through May 5.

After the first week, participants meet in small groups to talk. A plus is that there is no homework, and the evening always ends on time at 8:30 and no one has to give an opinion if he or she doesn't want to. Please RSVP to the church at 301-582-0417, particularly if child care is needed and to provide the cooks with an approximate count for dinner. For more information about Alpha, go to

Fire Co. and EMS to hold comedy show

Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS will hold a comedy show at the fire hall on Brandy Drive on Saturday, Feb. 14. Tickets cost $45 a couple and include dinner, comedy show, and DJ/dance. Door prizes will be given away. A cash bar will be available.

Due to adult content, you must be 21 years of age to attend. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:30, followed by the comedy show. For more information, call 301-582-1119.

Fire Co. and EMs to hold Vera Bradley Bingo

Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS will hold a Vera Bradley Bingo on Sunday, Feb. 22, at the fire hall on Brandy Drive. Tickets cost $25 a person and include 30 games of bingo on six cards and lunch catered by Leiter's Fine Catering.

Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at noon and bingo begins at 1 p.m. King Tut jars, tip jars, Vera Bradley Bags and raffles will be available. Door prizes and loser prizes will be given away. Children are welcome to play with a ticket purchase. For more information, call 301-223-8554.

Williamsport Athletic Boosters to hold pancake breakfast

The Williamsport Athletic Boosters Club will hold a Pancake Breakfast for Katie on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 7 to 11 a.m. in WHS cafeteria to benefit a senior cheerleader, Katie Stains, who attends Williamsport High School.

Katie was diagnosed over the holidays with Ewings Sarcoma, an aggressive cancer. All proceeds from this breakfast will go directly to "The Katie Fund" and given to the family. Tickets cost $5 and may be obtained by contacting Jodie Warrenfeltz at 301-991-9470 or 301-582-3233 or or by contacting Williamsport High School. Get well cards may be sent to: Johns Hopkins, c/o Katie Stains, 600 N. Wolfe St., CMSC 819, Baltimore, MD 21205.

Williamsport Community Band seeks patrons

The Williamsport Community Band, a nonprofit community band, plays a variety of traditional and popular music arranged for bands. The band has been performing since 1998 and boasts a membership of more than 50 local musicians. The Williamsport Community Band plays for a variety of private, civic, and community events.

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