Around Williamsport

February 04, 2009|By JOAN KNODE / 301-223-7229

Eighth-graders urged to attend transition night

Eighth-grade Transition Night to Williamsport High School will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.

All eighth-grade students planning to attend WHS are urged to attend. The student's program of study for the next four years will be discussed and guest speakers from colleges and the board of education will be on hand to describe programs, such as the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math "STEM" program, Washington County Technical High School programs, Student Service Learning requirements and the BARR Academy.

Students will also be able to meet with academic departments to receive information regarding AP courses, sports programs and school-based clubs.

Jump Rope for Heart at elementary school

Students in grades three to five at Williamsport Elementary School will be Jumping Rope for Heart Thursday, starting at 3:30 p.m.


Boosters plan 'Breakfast for Katie'

The Williamsport Athletic Boosters will hold a Pancake Breakfast for Katie Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. in the WHS cafeteria.

Katie Stains, a WHS senior cheerleader, has been diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma. Tickets cost $5 for adults and students.

For more information, contact Jodie Warrenfeltz at 301-991-9470 or 301-582-3233, or

Snowball dance set at high school

The WHS Student Government Association will hold the snowball dance in the WHS gym Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m.

Valentine's Day dinner to be held at church

A Valentine's Day dinner, sponsored by the Williamsport United Methodist Youth, will be Saturday, Feb. 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. at 25 E. Church St.

Tickets cost $7 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling the church office at 301-223-7040. The menu includes Bill's famous meatloaf and gravy, homemade scalloped potatoes, green beans, beverage and dessert.

Comedy show

Williamsport Volunteer Fire & EMS will hold a comedy show at the fire hall on Brandy Drive Saturday, Feb. 14. Tickets cost $45 a couple and include dinner, comedy show and DJ/dance. Door prizes will also 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 p.m., followed by the comedy show. For more information, call 301-582-1119.

Financial workshop

"More than Money Matters" workshop is a money management series by Thrivent representative Bob Budnicki. The first workshop on Thursday is titled "Managing Debt." The second workshop on Thursday, Feb. 11, is titled "Managing Pressure to Spend."

The workshops will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. For more information, call Budnicki at 240-420-1977.

Legion news

The following events will be held at American Legion Post 202, 400 American Legion Ave.:

o Saturday, Feb. 14 and 21 - Don and the Starliters, starting at 8 p.m.

o Sunday, Feb. 15 - NASCAR party for Daytona 500.

Show choir

The Williamsport High School Show Choir Boosters Club will sponsor a basket bingo with Pampered Chef Sunday, Feb. 15, at Williamsport Fire Hall.

Tickets cost $25 and include lunch, 25 games, raffles, tip jars, etc. Doors open at 11 a.m. For more information, call 301-465-0213. All proceeds from this event benefit the WHS Sophisti'Cats.


Curves in Williamsport invites members and nonmembers to a free weight management class on the last Thursday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Also, a new program is under way for seniors titled Silver Sneakers. For more information, call Iffy at 301-223-6991.

Benefit games

WHS "Cats fighting Cancer" is planning an alumni men's basketball doubleheader to raise funds for the families of two WHS students who are currently battling cancer. The games will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, in the WHS gymnasium. Former senior varsity letter winners are eligible to play. Alumni who are interested in participating in the game should contact former coach Kevin Murphy as soon as possible at 301-791-7489 or send an e-mail to

Business and patron ads included in the game program are available. Patron names will be listed for $10 and businesses will be listed for $25. Make checks payable to WHS Athletic Boosters and send to Kevin Murphy, 18516 Preston Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742. For more information, contact Murphy.

Church plans dinner

An all-you-can-eat ham and turkey dinner will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets cost $9 for adults and $5 for ages 5 to 11. Children 4 and younger will be admitted free.

The dinner will be held at Rehoboth UMC Fellowship Hall (handicapped accessible), 30 E. Salisbury St.

For more information, call 301-223-9554, ext. 101. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the church office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or at the door on the day of the event.

Bingo event

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