Little League tryouts get under way Saturday

March 09, 2012|Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville

Maugansville Little League will hold tryouts for its Major League division Saturday at 11 a.m. for 11- and 12-year-olds and at 1 p.m. for 9- and 10-year-olds. 

Additional opportunities to try out for the majors will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. for ages 9 to 12.  

All tryouts will be held at the Little League complex on the Major League field. Children trying out are asked to arrive at the field 30 minutes before their tryout time.  All players must register before trying out for any division of play.

The league will hold registration for all divisions Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

For more information, call Kelly Colbert at 301-992-4904 or Tom Martin at 301-714-2264.

‘Wizard of Oz’ on stage at North High

Tonight the North Hagerstown High School music department will present the musical “The Wizard of Oz.” Evening performances will continue each night through Tuesday, March 13. All evening performances will begin at 7 p.m. On Saturday, there will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m.  

Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Becky Sottile at 301-491-3713.

There will also be a concession stand and raffle items.

Spaghetti dinner to be held at church

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, at 14010 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown, will hold a spaghetti dinner Saturday, March 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. 

The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread and beverage.

Tickets cost $7 for adults and $3 for those younger than 8. 

Dessert will be available for a donation. 

Proceeds benefit the church’s community ministry center debt reduction.


For more information, call 301-791-5432.

Ruritan community auction set for March 17

The Maugansville Ruritan Club will hold its annual community auction Saturday, March 17, at 3 p.m. at the Ruritan building on Maugans Avenue. 

Items may be viewed beginning at 10 a.m. 

There will be many new and used items for auction, and there will also be homemade food, such as soups, sandwiches and other baked goods for sale. 

All proceeds will support many Ruritan projects and benefit the Maugansville community.

Ruritan Club has scholarships available

The Maugansville Ruritan Club is sponsoring four $1,000 scholarships for college- bound high school seniors. Application forms for the scholarships are available for all senior high school students who live in the Maugansville/North High boundaries extending west to Conococheague Creek. 

Students who attend both private and public schools are eligible to apply. 

Check with school counselors to obtain an application and to check for eligibility criteria.  All completed scholarship applications must be returned to the Maugansville Ruritan Club by March 31.

Red Cross blood drive

There will be a Red Cross blood drive Monday from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Club building on Maugans Avenue.

Training opportunities available for advocates

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Washington County will hold online training, in addition to its traditional group-training format, for those interested in volunteering to serve as advocates for children under the court’s jurisdiction due to child abuse or neglect in the county.

The online training program will be conducted for 10 weeks, beginning Wednesday, March 21, and concluding May 23.

Those enrolled in the online training program will participate in four group-training sessions throughout the process.

The traditional group training format will be conducted for eight weeks, in two separate, concurrent sessions beginning Wednesday, March 21, and Saturday, March 24; concluding on Wednesday, May 9, and Saturday, May 12, respectively. Participants will participate in either the Wednesday or the Saturday session, but not both.

All training sessions will be held at the Washington County Health Department, Behavioral Health Services Division at 13114 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown.

For more information, call 240-313-3383 or 240-313-3386 or TTY 240-313-3391.

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