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November 11, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP / 301-302-3878

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Basket bingo

Christmas is the theme for basket bingo at the Williamsport American Legion Post 202 on Sunday. Doors open at 11 a.m., bingo starts at 1 p.m. Menu includes roast beef, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans and desserts. Doors prizes, king tut for baskets and raffles will be featured. Bring an item for a care package to be sent overseas and receive a free pack of specials. The cost is $25 per person and includes the meal. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Contact Allison for tickets by sending e-mail to or by calling 301-573-8023. Proceeds will benefit community projects sponsored by the Legion throughout the year.

Show choir fundraiser

Looking for a reason not to cook? Support the Williamsport High School Show Choir tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. for Choir Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A, 1680 Wesel Blvd. Coupons are available from any choir member or by calling the school at 301-766-8433. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the show choir.


Christmas bazaar

Homewood Auxiliary, 16505 Virginia Ave., will hold its 33rd Christmas bazaar on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bazaar includes Christmas items, jewelry, white elephant treasures and food. A drawing for a handmade quilt, Kodak camera and Toast of the Town gift collection will be held at 2 p.m.

Bread-making class

On Saturday, the Rural Heritage Museum will hold a gourmet artisan bread class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike. In this hands-on bread-making class, learn more about artisan bread, gourmet bread and the Friends Bread Guild. The cost is $50 per person. Advance reservations are required. Deadline for reservations is Thursday. For more information and to make reservations, call 240-420-1714; send e-mail to; or go to www.ruralheritagemu

Classical recital

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, is hosting the first of its Classical Music Recital Series on Sunday at 4 p.m. The recital will feature classically trained area musicians and singers. Performing will be Michelle Hull-Barsh, Jeffrey A. Clise, Pete Hommel, David McKinley, Kathy McKinley, Susan MacKenzie, Taryn Leonard Neill, Pauline Reedy, Ruth Stenger Japzon and Gingy Wolcott. Admission is free. A reception will follow.

Springfield Middle

During American Education Week, Springfield Middle School will host parent visitation day on Tuesday. In addition, parents are welcome all week to visit the school and their children's classes. On Thursday, Nov. 19, the Springfield Drama Club will present the comedy "Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit" at 7 p.m. A spaghetti dinner will precede the show at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and show tickets cost $7. Show tickets only cost $5 at the door and $3 in advance. On Friday, Nov. 20, the play will be presented again at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5 at the door and $3 in advance.

Reading contest

From now until Nov. 22, elementary school students will be seeking pledges for every book they read during American Education Week, Nov. 15 to 22. The "Reading to Make Cents" contest supports the Books for Babies program, which presents book packets to each newborn at Washington County Hospital. Prizes donated by local companies will be awarded to each participant, and to school and countywide winners. Williamsport and Fountain Rock elementary schools are among the participating schools. For more information, ask a child you know or call 301-791-5277.

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

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