WES Good Citizens named for November

January 03, 2012|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport

Williamsport Elementary School has announced its Good Citizens for November. Congratulations to Matthew Downs, Hope Jamison, David Monteith, Skylar Moats, Aiden Richmond, Savannah Demory, Maddie Ekatah, Connor Sgaggero, Hannah Kimble, Emmaleigh Henley, Brandy Snyder, JaSean Jackson, Caleb Miller, Charlotte Jones, Caleb Newcomer, Eva Russell, Kendall Miller, Jade Lockley, Derek Saunders, Jenna Murray, Georgette Cabeza, Nehemiah Pereschuk, Justin Hott, Maddie Stotler, Lucas Michael, Erin Kim, KaitLynn Nave, Devin Shives, Rachel Baker, Devan Helman, Jenna Gest, Andrew Downs, Logan Wright, Elisa Shaw, Christopher Mackley, Rachel Snavely, Damian Shives, Shannon Screen, Austyn Ardinger, Ashley Grove, Sally Fischer, Brian Kelley, Caylee Blades, Jasin Coyle, Shiloh Broadwater, Mackenzie Dudley, Hunter Riley, Skylar Whittington and Maggie Longerbeam.

Financial aid night planned Thursday

Williamsport High School will host a financial aid night Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in room 266.

All Williamsport seniors and early graduation juniors planning to attend college and their parents are invited to the meeting.

Angie Hovatter from Frostburg State University will lead the seminar and answer questions.

For more information, call 301-766-8426.

Pork and sauerkraut dinner planned Saturday

Calvary Temple, 147 S. Conococheague St., will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner will also include mashed potatoes, green beans, coleslaw and dessert.

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

The dinner benefits the church's youth group.

Winter exercise classes scheduled at 4-Star

 The Washington County Recreation Department will offer fitness classes at 4-Star Fitness Center, 30 Milestone Drive, taught by certified instructor Donna Gamble.

The workout is an hour of low-impact aerobics for all ages to improve fitness and learn toning techniques.

Daytime classes will be Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 10 to April 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. Evening classes will be Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 9 to April 11, from 6 to 7 p.m.

The class costs $45 for county residents and $55 for nonresidents.  It costs $36 for those 55 and older. Drop-in Zumba at 4-Star will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. It costs $2 per class at the door.

For more information, call 240-313-2805 or go to

Williamsport library to host traveling exhibit

Williamsport Memorial Branch Library, 104 E. Potomac St., will host the traveling exhibit "In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak," until Feb. 23. The exhibit explores the work of  author and illustrator Maurice Sendak and is available for viewing by the public during the library's regular operating hours.

An opening reception will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Jeff Ridgeway will discuss "The Art of Maurice Sendak," beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the downstairs community room.

Other exhibit-related activities planned at the library include:

A discussion of the book "Sarah's Key," written by Tatiana de Rosnay, on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 2 and 6 p.m.

A viewing of the movie "Sarah's Key" at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19.

On Friday, Jan. 20, beginning at 6:30 p.m., the Christiana Drapkin Trio will present "Chicken Soup with Jazz," a musical concert featuring standards from the American Songbook written by Jewish composers or lyricists.

A viewing of "Fiddler on the Roof" on Friday, Feb. 3, at 5 p.m.

For more information, call 301-223-7027.

Sharon Leatherman to lead study session

A seven-week study session, "Confronting the Controversies — Biblical Perspectives on Tough Issues," led by Sharon Leatherman, will be held at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St., beginning Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 7 p.m.

The study provides an opportunity for participants to discuss and think about difficult decisions, exploring topics like separation of church and state, death penalty and evolution, among others. The program will be offered to anyone who wishes to participate.

 A participant book will be available at the first session.

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