Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

February 04, 2009|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

Valley Little League to hold registration

Valley Little League will hold registration for players ages 5 to 16 on the following dates:

Thursday, Feb. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Divisions include senior, ages 15 to 16; junior, 13 to 14; major, 9 to 12; minor, 8 to 12; T-ball/coach pitch (per child's ability), 5 to 7.

Registration costs $50 for the first child and $15 for a second child in the same family. Scholarships are available.

Registration will be at Bethel United Methodist Church, 21002 Twin Spring Drive, Chewsville. All new and returning players must have their birth certificate and three proofs of residency (example: driver's license, vehicle registration, utility bill, insurance bill, etc.).


Players must turn 5 before May 1, and not turn 17 until after April 30. For more information, call 240-675-0083.

This program is not affiliated with or sponsored by Washington County Public Schools.

Dance party set for Friday

Jim Powers will hold his dance party Friday at the Maugansville Ruritan Building on Maugans Avenue from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission costs $4.

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar for this week:

o Today - "Senior Information and Assistance" with Tom Day, 10 a.m.

o Thursday - Bingo, 10 a.m.

o Friday - Dominoes, 10 a.m.

o Monday - "How Stress can Increase your Blood Pressure" with Jackie Willison, 10:30 a.m.

o Tuesday - "Healthy Feet" with Ita Kavanaugh, 10 a.m.

AARP to meet Tuesday at Girls Inc.

AARP Chapter 623 will meet in the senior center at Girls Inc., 626 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, Tuesday at 1 p.m. Kathy Fisher, manager, will talk about the services the center offers. If public schools are closed or delayed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be canceled. Lunch, which costs $3, will be served at 11:30 a.m. Anyone wishing to eat is asked to call 301-671-2368 by Friday to make a reservation.

Cascade Elementary School

The PTA meeting is Thursday. The group will discuss the auction and carnation sales.

Smithsburg Middle School

The school has reached the halfway point and the third marking period is over. Maryland State Assessment Test dates will be March 17 and 18 for reading, and March 24 and 25 for math. Families are urged not to take vacations or make appointments on those dates.

Little Sluggers registration

Smithsburg Little Sluggers, which is sanctioned through Cal Ripken Baseball, will hold registration for the upcoming season. Ages 4 to 18 are eligible to play in the league.

Registration will be Friday, Feb. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All registrations will be held at the Smithsburg Fire Hall. All current and new players must register.

For registration, bring birth certificate and $35 for one child, $65 for more than one child ages 4 to 12, and $130 per child for ages 13 to 18.

For more information, contact Roger Kuehl at or call the league office at 301-824-6370.

Barbershop chorus to sing valentines

The Mason-Dixon Barbershop Chorus will offer its singing valentines Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14.

For $40, an elegantly- dressed quartet will serenade your loved one with two love songs, present a card from the sender and a small memento.

Reserve early, as times are limited. In Maryland, call 301-730-7078. In Pennsylvania, call 717-328-3674 or go to Reservations will be taken through Wednesday, Feb. 11.


Hagerstown Community College's Technical Innovation Center is a viewing site for the next live broadcast presented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Enterprise Forum in partnership with Southeastern Software Association and the Metro Atlanta Chamber Technology Marketing Council.

The broadcast titled, "A Walk in the Clouds: Is Cloud Computing the Future of Enterprise Systems?" will be Thursday, Feb. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in TIC conference room 208.

The broadcast will feature a panel of technology and wireless experts, including Charles Phillips, president, Oracle Corp., who will act as moderator.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Register by Tuesday, Feb. 10, by calling 301-790-2800, ext. 399.


Call 301-331-5683, Fax 301-582-3047 or e-mail Thanks for this week's input.

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