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November 19, 2009|By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885

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Just Mom and Me event



A Just Mom and Me event is planned for Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Valley Mall. Children will construct pine cone bird feeders. Events will be going on in front of Macy's in the mall. For details, call 301-582-0700.

WHS Blue Band wrapping



The Williamsport High School Blue Band will wrap gifts for the American Red Cross on Saturday, Nov. 28, from noon to 9 p.m. in front of Old Navy and Bon-Ton in Valley Mall.

Salvation Army kettles



The Salvation Army will kick off its kettle drive for the holiday season on Monday. Events are planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day in the Kings Jewelry wing of Valley Mall. The kettle drive will be held through Christmas Eve.

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Coats for Kids



Coats for Kids is accepting gently used or unwanted coats for children through Jan. 4. Those interested in making donations may do so just outside Zales at Valley Mall.

School calendar



Parents of Washington County students, note the following on your calendars: Wednesday, Nov. 25, marks the end of the marking period for students in secondary schools. Schools will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, for Thanksgiving. Schools will also be closed Monday, Nov. 30, for a professional day. Students return to school Tuesday, Dec. 1.

German Christmas



The Hager House in City Park will feature a German Christmas display featuring authentic German Christmas customs and traditions from Tuesday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 27. For more information, call 301-739-8393.

Christmas Cookie Walk



Kinder Haven Child Care Center will host its second annual Christmas Cookie Walk on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St., Williamsport. Dozens of Christmas cookies will be available in the fellowship hall. All proceeds will benefit Kinder Haven.

Holiday trains



The Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum will set up a holiday train display near Old Navy at Valley Mall. The two-tiered, antique train display featuring trains of Christmas and a handmade functional lighthouse beacon will be on view through the holiday season.

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