Around Halfway

March 19, 2009|By JAMIE SHEKELS

Spring arrives

Be sure to think happy spring thoughts and wishes for warmer weather. Friday will mark the first official day of the spring season.

Easter Bunny at mall

The Easter Bunny will arrive at Valley Mall Saturday at 10 a.m. Children will have the chance to sit with the Easter Bunny and have his or her photos taken.

The Easter Bunny will be at the mall's center court area through Saturday, April 11. Each child who visits with the bunny will receive a gift. For more information, call 301-582-0700.

Church plans dinner

Zion Lutheran Church, at 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, will host a roast beef dinner Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. The menu will include roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, mixed fruit cup, potato soup, rolls and drink. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $4 for those ages 4 to 8. Those 3 and younger will be admitted free.


Advance tickets are available by calling 301-223-7260. Tickets will also be available at the door at $9 for adults and $4.50 for those ages 4 to 8.

Church presentation

Virginia Avenue Church of God will host the annual dramatic presentation of "His Story" March 27 to 29, and April 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. A nursery will be provided and a free will offering will be accepted. For more information, call the church office at 301-582-2243 or go to

German Easter

The Jonathan Hager House and Museum will present its German Easter customs and traditions, beginning Wednesday, April 8.

Tour hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 301-739-8393 or go to on the Web.


Happy belated birthday to my brother-in-law, Clark, who celebrated his special day this past Tuesday, March 17. Wishing you the best on your birthday and each day throughout the year.

Happy birthday. Donna Willett, fondly known to our family as Grandma Willett, will celebrate her special day Friday. Happy birthday to you, Grandma. From the Shekels and Willett families.

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