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October 22, 2009|By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885

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Basket bingo set for Nov. 1



The Shirley B. Robison Memorial Basket Bingo will be Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Williamsport Fire Hall. Tickets cost $25 each or two for $40. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at noon and bingo begins at 1 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through Oct. 26. Tickets purchased in advance will be entered into the early bird raffle. Proceeds will be donated to local patients, families and community members. Tickets may be purchased by contacting 301-465-9125 or 301-797-8138.

Trick-or-treat planned Oct. 30



The Oak Ridge Neighborhood Watch is planning trick-or-treat night Friday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Those interested in handing out goodies are asked to turn on an outdoor light.

A deputy will be patrolling the neighborhood. For more information, call 301-733-2678.

Reminder to parents



Parents of Washington County students, be sure to note the following on your calendar: Washington County Public Schools will close two and a half hours early Friday, Oct. 30.

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This will mark the end of the first marking period for students in elementary schools.

Trick-or-treat party to be held Oct. 30



On Friday, Oct. 30, starting at 6 p.m., Williamsport area merchants will hold a trick-or-treat event with wagon rides, haunting tales and fun for children of all ages.

For more information, call 240-329-4286 or 240-217-7378.

Mummers Parade steps off Oct. 31



The annual Alsatia Mummers Parade will be Saturday, Oct. 31.

The traditional parade will include costumed mummers, Washington County middle and high school marching bands, twirling and gymnastics groups, local floats and firetrucks.

For more information, call 301-739-2044.

Hager House to host grim reapings Oct. 29



The Jonathan Hager House and Museum will hold its grim reapings presentation Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. Participants will learn about early American burial customs and superstitions.

The event is free. For more information, call 301-739-8393.

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