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April 28, 2010|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP / 301-302-3878

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Volunteers needed for Canal Pride Day

Help clean up and beautify the canal. Saturday is Canal Pride Day in Williamsport, beginning at 8 a.m. at Cushwa Basin.

Enjoy the outdoors, meet new people and get a Canal Pride T-shirt while tackling projects such as painting, raking and removing overgrown vegetation. Everyone is welcome and needed. Refreshments will be available. Advance registration is requested. Call 301-714-2233 or go to

Town Museum part of Ramble

The Town Museum, in Springfield Farm Barn on Springfield Lane, will be open for the Washington County Museum Ramble Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Enjoy the history and stories of Williamsport. Visitors will receive a Ramble Passport to take with them as they go to all the museums and can enter a drawing for a gift basket.


As a special attraction, visit the 8th Maryland Regiment Volunteer Infantry Co. A, "The Men of the Old Line" campsite and watch their drills at Springfield Farm. The schedule for Saturday is 10:30 to 11 a.m., unit drills; 2 to 2:30 p.m., unit firing drills; 3 to 3:30 p.m., Civil War history talks in the barn. The unit drill is Sunday from 10 to 11 a.m. and the unit firing drill is from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

Fish fry planned at Calvary Temple

The Ladies Auxiliary of Calvary Temple, 147 S. Conococheague St., will hold a fish fry Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Dinner includes two pieces of fish (haddock loins), fresh-cut and fried french fries, coleslaw, dessert and beverage. Tickets cost $6 per person. Additional pieces of fish or french fries can be purchased.

Community Band to perform Sunday

The Williamsport Community Band will present its free annual spring concert Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Springfield Barn, Springfield Lane. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at Williamsport High School. For more information, call 301-223-6538 or go to

Library event planned Tuesday

Friends of the Washington County Free Library will meet Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Williamsport Memorial Library in the Sue Ann Sullivan Auditorium on the lower level. Parking is in Byron Memorial Park behind Pavilion 1.

Susan Schnebly, Williamsport branch manager, will discuss programs and activities that take place at the library and answer questions.

Joe Thompson, associate director of the Western Maryland Regional Library, will present an update of new programs and activities.

The Western Maryland Regional Library serves Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties.

All interested library patrons are welcome.

For more information, call 301-739-4179 or 301-582-4519.

Senior site collects pet items

The Williamsport senior site, Park View Knoll on East Salisbury Street, is collecting items for the Humane Society of Washington County. Center Manager Kim Boden said items needed include old blankets, rugs, toys, laundry detergent, bleach, old towels, cat and dog food, and treats. Items can be dropped off weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout May and June. For more information, call Kim at 301-223-6588.

Have news to share?

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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