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May 06, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP / 301-302-3878

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Celebrate spring at SMS and WES

Springfield Middle School will be hosting a Spring Celebration on Thursday from 1 to 9 p.m. A book fair will be held in the media center, featuring conferences led by English Language Arts students from 1 to 6 p.m.

Everyone is invited to join in a spaghetti dinner in the cafeteria from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Proceeds benefit the SMS Theatre Department.

There will also be a Trash Art Contest, as well as a Science Fair. Winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. The Green Team will be selling colorful reusable shopping bags for $3. Ice cream from Antietam Dairy will be available from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Also, plan to visit the Williamsport Elementary School's Science Fair, taking place the same evening.

Angel Food Ministries

Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 30 E. Salisbury St., is a host site for Angel Food Ministries. Angel Food sells food boxes filled with meat, vegetables and eggs for $30. The box can feed a family of four for about one week.

Families can also order special boxes with steak and other meats for an additional price. AFM also offers a seniors/convenience box with 10 nutritional meals, an allergen-free box, and a seafood box.

There are no qualifications, minimums, income restrictions or applications. Anyone can take advantage of this savings offer every month.

Orders will be taken Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2 p.m., in Rehoboth's Fellowship Hall at the East Salisbury Street entrance.

Payment is made at the time of ordering by cash, money order or food stamps. You can now order and pay online with a debit or credit card. Go to and follow the Angel Food links or call 301-582-3454 for more information. There is a one dollar fee added for paying online.

Town Employees Classic Car Show

Classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, custom compacts and street rods are all expected to strut their stuff at the third annual Town Employees Classic Car Show Saturday in Byron Memorial Park from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Rain day is Sunday.)

Entry fee of $10 is due the day of the event. Dash plaques will be given to the first 200 entries. Awards Top 35 Cars, Top 15 Trucks, Top 10 Cycles, Top 10 Custom Compacts, and Top 10 Street Rods will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Food, music, door prizes and 50/50 raffles will also be available.

All proceeds benefit the "Lights of Christmas" displays in Byron Memorial Park. For information, contact Les Guessford at 301-331-0186 or Bobby Talhelm at 240-527-8203.

Classic Crafts in the Park

The "Classic Crafts" Show will be held in the Community Building on Friday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in conjunction with the Town Employees Classic Car Show. The "classic crafts" will include Boyds bears, candles, berry wreaths, country crafts and many handmade favorites.

For more information, call Joyce at the Briar Patch, 301-223-4599.

Yard sale extravaganza

Williamsport Blue Band's Annual Yard Sale Extravaganza is planned for Saturday, May 30. To rent a space for $10, contact Karen Long at 301-582-3819 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. or email

To donate nonclothing items, bring them to the high school front-door entrance on Tuesday from 6:30 to 7 p.m. To arrange pickup, call Kim Baker at 240-520-6954 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. or e-mail

All proceeds benefit the Springfield Middle School Band uniform fund and the Williamsport High School Blue Band uniform fund.

Health screenings available

Prevention Health Screenings is coming to St. Augustine's Catholic Church on Monday, May 18.

Six ultrasound screenings can be performed to identify risks for heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis. Available will be stroke/carotid artery screen, atrial fibrillation heart rhythm screen, abdominal aortic aneurysm screen, peripheral vascular disease screen, osteoporosis screen, and pulmonary function screen. Cost varies depending on the screening package selected.

Pre-registration is required call 800-460-2860. The church is at 32 E. Potomac St.

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