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April 30, 2010|By MELITA WISHARD

May Day flowers



The Maugansville Historical Society asks Maugansville residents to help revive an old May Day tradition by hanging or exhibiting a basket of flowers on the first Sunday in May. It may contain live or artificial flowers and can be any size.

Senior club to meet Tuesday



Maugansville Senior Friendship Club will meet Tuesday at the Topps Buffet in the North Village Shopping Center at Pennsylvania Avenue and Maugans Avenue at noon. All are welcome to attend. Contact Reba Shobe at 301-739-9596.

Members should bring their forms that were filled out for I.D. cards. Mike Barns will assist with these forms. Bring items for the annual auction on Tuesday.

The picnic will be at held at the June meeting. Bingo games will follow.

Blood drive planned



Jocelyn Dunahugh, a 2-year-old girl from Hagerstown, fell ill in September 2009 as a result of a virus that caused her heart to become enlarged and required her to be placed on life support.

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Jocelyn received a heart transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital March 6 and returned home from the hospital March 19. She is now doing well, but must wear a mask in public to prevent infection. Jocelyn required blood transfusions in order to receive her new heart.

She will need another heart transplant when she approaches adulthood in 15 to 20 years.

Jocelyn's grandmother, Kathy Repp, is a longtime regular blood donor in Maugansville. In addition to hosting Red Cross blood drives since 1993, the Maugansville Ruritan Club has recently sponsored two fundraisers for Jocelyn and her parents. A blood drive will be held at the Maugansville Riritan Building on Monday, May 3, from 2 to 7 pm.

Salem Reformed Church



On Saturday, Salem Youth will host a dinner theater featuring the hillbilly mystery play "Who Dun Stole The Bride?" Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6, and the play beginning at 7. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $4 for those ages 4 to 12. Those younger than 4 are free. The play will benefit the church's mission trip.

Book fair



The seventh annual Western Heights Middle School book fair will be May 7 and May 10 to 14 during school hours (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.). For the community's shopping convenience, evening hours will be available on May 6, 11, and 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. The book fair is sponsored by the WHMS PTSA and all proceeds will benefit the students of Western Heights.

National Day of Prayer



Maugansville Baptist Church will open its doors from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 6. Beverages and light snacks will be provided by the church. This will be followed by a prayer service from 7 to 8 p.m.

Fitness classes



The Washington County Recreation Department offers the following fitness classes at Maugansville Elementary School starting in May:

o 60 Minutes in 45 - Certified instructor Gene Raby teaches the fitness class. The class offers choreographed aerobics, basic step and body conditioning at a pace that allows you to get a 60-minute workout in 45-minutes. This class is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 11 to Aug. 12 (no class May 18 and 20) from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

o Zumba - This 45-minute class features Latin and hip hop rhythms. The class is taught by Liz Martz.

This class will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 11 to July 29 (no class May 18 and 20) from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. or Mondays and Wednesdays from May 17 to July 28 (no class May 31 and July 5) from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

o Muscles at Work - Gene Raby teaches this weight training and body toning class on Wednesday evenings. This class will focus on muscle groups of the abs, gluts, inner and outer thigh, plus arms and chest. The class meets Wednesdays from May 19 to Aug. 11, from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call 240-313-2805.

Concert planned



On Thursday, May 11, the Western Heights Middle School sixth-grade band and concert bands will perform at 7 p.m. On Thursday, May 13, the symphonic band and combined eighth-grade bands will perform at 7 p.m. The concerts will be held in the Western Heights Middle School auditorium.

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