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March 31, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP

WHS musical production

The Williamsport High School Theatre Department and Sophisti'Cats will present their spring musical production, "Li'l Abner," for two consecutive weekends this month. The show is based on Al Capp's comic strip characters.

Shows are scheduled Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 19, at 2:30 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, at 2:30 p.m. A discounted ticket for senior citizens 60 and older is available for the April 19 matinee only.

Ticket sales and phone reservations begin today. For information and reservations, call the box office at 301-766-8433 or go to WHS, 5 S. Clifton Drive, during regular school hours.

"Li'l Abner" marks the last spring musical directed by Ruth Ridenour at Williamsport High School, as she will be moving to the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in the fall.


Pizza fundraiser set

St. Mark's Lions softball team will be taking orders for Joe Corbi pizzas at church Sunday. All profits go directly to the team and help pay for the cost of participating in the league. St. Mark's Episcopal Church is at 18313 Lappans Road.

For more information, contact Chuck Eichelberger at

Class of 1974 reunion

The 35-year reunion for Williamsport High School class of 1974 is planned for June. Although many classmates have already been contacted and sent invitations, there are still classmates who have not been found.

If you are a 1974 WHS graduate and have not received an invitation, contact Debbie Gladhill Ross at 301-797-6543. If you are a friend or relative of a 1974 graduate and can supply an address or phone number, please call also.

Egg hunt at St. James

An egg hunt is scheduled at St. James Brethren Church Saturday, April 11, beginning at 10 a.m. Those ages 2 to 10 are invited to participate. The church is at 17718 Lappans Road, St. James. For more information, call the church office at 301-582-3333.

Fundraiser planned by Homewood group

Homewood Auxiliary is holding a fundraiser to benefit Homewood's new Health Care Center. Area merchants have donated items and services for a drawing to be held Tuesday, May 12, at 2 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the receptionist desk at Homewood, 16505 Virginia Ave. Tickets cost $2 each, or three for $5. You do not need to be present to win.

First prize is a portrait sitting at Youngblood Studio.

Pizza Hut, Governor's Landing, Red Lobster and South Pointe Fitness are a few of the 47 contributing merchants.

Plan a field trip to the canal

The C&O Canal National Historical Park's Building America's Canals exhibit opens Friday, April 17, at the Cushwa Basin and Trolley Barn in Williamsport. Numerous interactive stations tell the story of how canal boats were built and operated.

The hands-on exhibit will be open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be available through Oct. 11. For more information, call the C&O Canal NHP Williamsport Visitor Center at 301-582-0813.

'The Borrowed Tomb'

Calvary Temple, 147 S. Conococheague St., will present "The Borrowed Tomb," an Easter musical of faith and belief. The free performances will be Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Have news to share?

If you have news of events, activities, or announcements for Williamsport and the surrounding area, contact Paula Green Shupp at 301-302-3878 or e-mail

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