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February 10, 2009|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

Taste of nice weather



Good morning, good friends. Do you feel it in the air, the very tangible excitement that comes with this lively weather? We are certainly being spoiled and I am not one to complain. The other thing that is adding to the excitement this week is Valentine's Day on Saturday.

Hopefully, you have given the day a bit of thought and have a plan, even a minor one, on how you want to show the loved ones in your life that you care. Of course, the traditional flowers and candy, and if you are feeling generous, jewelry, are always an option. My personal favorite, however, is a handwritten note.

Don't be afraid to share your thoughts and appreciation, and I am sure that the look on your beloved's face will be just the reaction you were looking for. If all this talk of hearts and cupids is not what you are looking for, then perhaps I should redirect this conversation to more practical and community-minded events. That is, after all, what I am here for ... so let's dive right in.

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Legion activities



This Saturday is Feb. 14. Other than the aforementioned holiday, do you know what else that means? It is the second Saturday of the month and so obviously it means flea market time at Funkstown American Legion. From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., you can be a treasure hunter. Tables will be set up inside the legion and who knows what you might find. That's what makes flea markets exciting. What do they say? One man's trash is another man's treasure. Well, forget the trash part and treasures are sure to abound.

While we are catching up on legion happenings, the very next day is the indoor chicken picnic by the Ladies Auxiliary of Dixon-Troxell Post 211. The Legion Ladies will have lunch ready at noon and keep the table set until 4 p.m. Why not treat your sweetie to a picnic and help out the wonderful programs sponsored by the Legion Ladies?

Habitat event



Doesn't it feel good to be part of a community that cares? Throw in some dinner and a chance to win some really awesome gifts, and you have the recipe for one outstanding evening.

Habitat for Humanity's 16th annual Dinner and Auction, with the theme of "Home, Home on the Range," will be Saturday, March 21, starting at 5 p.m. in the ARCC at HCC. Tickets cost $45 each or $450 for a table of 10. Some of the items being auctioned off are resort stays and fishing trips, jewelry, airline tickets, ski and golf packages, quilts and stained-glass items. Casual attire is the dress and western attire is encouraged. To reserve your ticket, call 301-791-9009 by March 6.

Registration



It's time for ball again. The Washington County Girls Softball League's spring registration for grades three through eight will take place at Dick's Sporting Goods on the following dates: Saturdays, Feb. 14 and 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You also can register at Extra Innings on Wednesdays, Feb. 18 and 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A registration fee of $40 is due at signup. For more information, call 301-223-9078.

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