Motorcycle event marks fifth anniversary

July 18, 2012|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport

Williamsport Bike Nite’s fifth-anniversary celebration is Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. in Town Center.

Great Train Robbery will headline the entertainment. Burnin’ Daylight kicks off the event with guest guitarist Justin Parks. Dirty Dollz will emcee and perform.

There will be bike builders, a bike show, an ugly tattoo contest, specialty food court, beer garden, T-shirts, vendors, $5 50/50s, chances to win “Rockin’ at River Bottom” tickets, and other activities.

Salisbury Street and two blocks of Conococheague Street will be closed to traffic beginning at 2 p.m. and reopen for motorcycles only at 4 p.m.

For more information, call 301-302-3878 or go to

‘Bring Back the Rat’  T-shirts for sale

The re-order for “Bring Back the Rat” T-shirts has arrived. The shirts will be sold at Bike Nite on Saturday with the official Bike Nite T-shirts. To reserve sizes, call 301-302-3878.

Proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts benefit Williamsport charities.

Local author steps back in history

Local author Timothy R. Snyder will hold a book discussion at Williamsport Memorial Library Saturday at 10 a.m. “Trembling in the Balance: the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal during the Civil War” explains the role the canal played on behalf of the Union army and the strategies the Union used to protect the canal, plus other issues.

To reserve a seat, call 301-223-7027.

Camporee to raise funds for scholarships

A camporee fundraiser will be held Aug. 3 to 5 at Woodmen of the World, 8334 Reichard Road in Fairplay. It is sponsored by Maryland’s Improved Order of Red Men to provide college scholarships at each lodge.

The event will feature a band, a cookout of smoked beef, ham, pork tenderloin, hamburgers, hot dogs and sides, draft beer and sodas.

There will be activities for children and adults, games and door prizes.

Tickets in advance cost $15 per person; after Aug. 3, tickets will cost $20 per person. Those ages 12 and younger will be admitted free.

The event is open to the community. Everyone must have a ticket to attend.

Camping will be available for an additional cost.

Tickets are available at Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84, 16129 Lappans Road, or call 301-223-7785.

Cruise the Potomac with the Class of 1962

Williamsport High School Class of 1962 will sponsor a one-day bus trip to Washington, D.C., Saturday, Sept. 15.

The trip includes a cruise on the Potomac River with an on-board breakfast/lunch buffet.

There will also be a stop at the military monuments.

The cruise costs $109 per person and includes everything.

Reservations must be made by July 25. The trip is open to everyone. For more information, call Linda Miller Koontz at 301-582-2190.

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