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August 26, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP

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Exercise in Williamsport

The Washington County Recreation Department will offer two fitness programs at 4-Star Athletic Complex, Milestone Terrace, with certified fitness instructor Donna Gamble.

Gamble will teach the STEP exercise, which includes strength training, stretching and floor work. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, from Sept. 9 to Dec. 9, from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

In a low-impact aerobics class, adults can define a personal workout to suit their fitness needs. Participants will improve their flexibility and learn toning techniques.


Daytime classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Sept. 10 to Dec. 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. Evening classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, from Sept. 9 to Dec. 9, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Cost of each program is $45 for residents, $55 for nonresidents, and $36 for seniors 55 and older.

For registration information, call 240-313-2805, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., or go to and click on "Fall Recreation Programs."

WHS Class of 1957 planning reunion

A reunion is planned for the Williamsport High School class of 1957 Saturday, Sept. 19.

The reunion will be held at Byron Memorial Park, Pavilion 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. Classmates are asked to bring a covered dish.

Other classes from the 1950s are invited to attend.

For more information, call Larry Horchner at 301-223-9280.

Town Museum temporarily closing

The Town Museum, in the historic Springfield Farm Barn, will be closed for several Sundays while a sprinkler system is installed. The Town of Williamsport apologizes for the inconvenience and looks forward to reopening the museum soon.

If you have questions about the museum or would like to volunteer, call Joan Knode at 301-223-7229 or e-mail

Alumni baseball game planned

An alumni baseball game in honor of long-time head coach Larry Wadel is planned in conjunction with the Mega Reunion (for WHS classes 1990 and prior).

Game time will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Williamsport High School.

Anyone who played baseball at Williamsport High School during Coach Wadel's era or prior and would like to participate should contact Patrick Taylor at 301-988-1849. Leave a message for a return call.

Also, if you know someone who played for Coach Wadel and might not have access to this invitation, call Taylor.

Final summer concert to be held Sunday

The free summer concert series is coming to an end. The final concert is scheduled for Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. Dalton & Ron will perform in the band shell at Byron Memorial Park. Ron is the current Maryland state champion mandolinist.

Thanks go to Tearza Knode, Williamsport Town Council member, for coordinating these events all summer. Thank you to everyone who came out to support these concerts and enjoy the variety of entertainment offered.

Share your news

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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