Around Williamsport

November 04, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP / 301-302-3878

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Girls Mid-Maryland Basketball tryouts

Girls Mid-Maryland Basketball tryouts are scheduled Monday and Tuesday at Springfield Middle School.

Tryout time for interested sixth-grade girls is 6 to 7 p.m.; seventh-grade girls, 7 to 8 p.m.; and eighth-grade girls, 8 to 9 p.m.

Gym apparel is required. For more information, call Todd Grimes at 301-991-4348.

Flamingoes are flocking in Williamsport area

Williamsport High School's Interact Club, a partnership of Rotary, is at it again. Their flamingoes are back in migration.

Help support the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross and the school's Relay for Life team by flocking a friend. By donating $10 to the WHS Interact Club, you can send a flock of bright pink flamingoes to your closest friend. Or purchase "yard insurance" to guarantee that no flamingo will ever land on your lawn.


Call 301-766-8423 to request a flock.

Volunteer sought to plant 35 trees

Councilwoman Tearza Knode and the Department of Natural Resources are looking for volunteers Saturday to help plant 35 trees on Artizan Street. Volunteers will meet at Pavilion 1 in Byron Memorial Park at 8 a.m. All are welcome - be sure to wear work gloves.

Christmas bazaar set at Calvary Temple

A Christmas bazaar will be held at Calvary Temple, 147 S. Conococheague St., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The bazaar features new and used Christmas items. There will also be a silent auction.

The event is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary. The auxiliary will sell baked goods and candies, as well as breakfast sandwiches and lunch.

Craft bazaar planned this weekend at church

Van Lear Church, at 10745 Van Lear Drive, will hold its annual craft bazaar Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

They will have a great variety of crafts and handmade greeting cards. Also available will be specialty baked goods, homemade soups and steamers, door prizes and more.

Christmas craft bazaar planned for Saturday

The Women's Ministries of the Virginia Avenue Church of God will hold a Christmas craft bazaar Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The bazaar will feature homemade soups, sandwiches, pies, cakes, cookies and a variety of quality craft vendors. The church is at 17306 Virginia Ave.

All-you-can-eat family dinner planned

Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 30 E. Salisbury St., will hold its all-you-can-eat family dinner Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.

The menu includes ham, turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, green beans, sauerkraut, dessert and beverage.

Tickets cost $9 for adults and $5 for those ages 5 to 12. Those 4 and younger will be admitted free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the church office or at the door.

Proceeds benefit the Rehoboth UMC Building Fund.

Woodcarving show planned at Pa. mall

The Williamsport Woodcarving Group will be at the Chambersburg (Pa.) Mall (off Interstate 81 at Exit 20) Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The group meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at the Park View Knoll Community Center in Williamsport. New members are welcome.

For more information, call Louise Boles at 301-223-9403.

Community Band to hold bonanza

The second annual Williamsport Community Band 150 Bonanza will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Williamsport Fire Hall.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. A dance with disc jockey follows. Refreshments and band milk will be provided.

The first and every 10th ticket drawn wins $30. The last ticket wins $1,000. Tickets cost $30 per couple. Tickets are available from band members or call 301-223-6538 or 301-418-1192.

Proceeds benefit the Williamsport Community Band.

Magic show benefit

A magic show will be held at the Williamsport American Legion Friday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m., to benefit David Greeley. David was hit by a car Aug. 27 and has serious injuries.

Members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, King Magic Ring 94, will perform. Featured magicians are Dean Burkett, Frank Culler, Khan-du and Jerry Mullenix, who are each donating their time to benefit David.

Tickets cost $5 in advance and $7 at the door. The show is open to the public and only 200 tickets will be sold. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Williamsport American Legion, Williamsport Town Hall, Downsville General Store, Shawley's Hardware in Saint James, Discovery Station, and Solliday Oil Co. on Wilson Boulevard in Hagerstown. Last day to purchase advance tickets is Tuesday, Nov. 10.

For more information, call Allan Grove at 301-842-2203 or Dean Burkett at 301-223-9331. For more information about David Greeley, go to

Angel Food ordering time

Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 30 E. Salisbury St., is a host site for Angel Food Ministries, which provides grocery relief with a food co-op purchasing system. Anyone can take advantage of the savings. There are no income restrictions, applications, qualifications or minimums.

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