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Blue Band spring concert is Thursday

The annual Blue Band spring concert will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Williamsport High School auditorium, 5 S. Clifton Drive.

Tickets cost $5 for adults and $2 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased from any band student or at the door.

During the concert, Robert Stike, the band director, and the WHS Wind Ensemble will play a piece to promote cancer awareness.


The band will also collect free-will donations to assist the Josh Forsythe family. Josh is a member of the band who is battling cancer.

For more information, call 301-766-8434.

Potpie fundraiser to be held at Calvary Temple

A potpie dinner fundraiser is planned at Calvary Temple, 147 S. Conococheague St., Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.

The dinner includes all-you-can-eat ham and chicken potpie, cole slaw, applesauce, dessert and drink.

Tickets cost $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for those ages 3 to 12.

The event benefits the youth group.

Spirit Night planned for Cedar Ridge Ministries

Cedar Ridge Ministries will host spirit night at Chick-fil-A on Monday, May 17, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Music will be provided by Living Stones. View creative works of Cedar Ridge residents and enjoy a prize wheel and face painting.

Springfield Middle School news

o The Springfield Middle School band concerts are today at the school. The sixth-grade concert is at 6 p.m.; seventh-grade at 7; and eighth-grade at 8.

o Spring celebration will be held Thursday. Included will be student-led conferences, a scholastic book fair, an art contest and a spaghetti dinner from 5 and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Those younger than 5 eat free.

The Antietam Dairy ice cream truck will be on hand from 6 to 9 p.m. National History Day projects will be on display from grades six and eight. Project Citizen reports will be given from grade seven. Everyone is welcome to attend.

o The bowling and skating trip for grade eight is Friday and the band is going to Hersheypark Saturday.

o Chorus concerts will be Tuesday, May 18. The sixth-grade chorus begins at 6:30 p.m. and the seventh-grade chorus is at 7:30. The eighth-grade concert will be Wednesday, May 19, at 6:30.

o The Algebra I high school assessment test will be Tuesday, May 18, for all eighth-graders.

Koch memorial celebration planned

The Koch family invites friends and family members to join them for a night of memories, song and karaoke to celebrate the life of Michael Patrick Koch.

The event will be Friday, May 21, at Wilson Ruritan on National Pike in Hagerstown, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

May 21 would have been Mike's 50th birthday.

Mike died in Virginia Beach, Va., Dec. 11 as a retired chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy.

Many of his friends and loved ones could not attend.

Mike was an outstanding athlete in the 1970s at Williamsport High School, and had many friends here.

Bring your own stories to celebrate his life.

This will be a BYOB affair. Snacks and cake will be provided.

For more information, call Toni (Koch) Nelson at 301-739-7331.

Potomac Garden Club to meet May 18

Potomac Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 18, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, beginning at 11 a.m.

A trip to the Rural Heritage Museum at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center is planned to observe and study German 4-Square Gardening.

Square-foot gardens are intensive gardens that allow you to grow more in less space. The tour begins at 11:30.

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