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Christmas concert

December 14, 2012|Paula Wolber | Around Maugansville

The sounds of Christmas will ring with the St. James Brass Quintet and the Haven Lutheran Church Senior Choir Saturday at 5 p.m. at Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road.

The yearly concert is a must, featuring Christmas carols and old-time favorites.

As attendees leave the concert, they will be treated to the warm glow of the luminarias at Rest Haven Cemetery next door.

The concert is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served following the concert.

For more information, call 301-733-5056.

Tree sale continues

The Maugansville Ruritan Club’s Christmas tree lot is open at the old Sears Automotive lot at Longmeadow Shopping Center, on the corner of Northern Avenue and Hamilton Boulevard.

This is the 48th year the Ruritans have sold trees.

The lot is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week, the last day of sale being Friday, Dec. 21. Club members will help customers select a tree, then shake, trim and load it on their vehicle. The club offers a variety of trees such as Douglass Fir, Scotch, White Pine, Concolor, Fraser Fir, Blue Spruce, ranging in size from 5-to-15-foot tall. Larger sizes can be ordered. Roping and wreathes are also available. Proceeds from the annual sale help support the many projects the Ruritan Club sponsors. 

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Christmas program

The Adult Choir and A.C.T.S. Drama Ministry of Maugansville Bible Brethren Church will be having a special Christmas program titled “The Love of God at Christmas” on Sunday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

The church is at 17904 Binkley Ave. in Maugansville.

Families are invited to enjoy the free program. Goodwill offerings are appreciated.

For more information, call 301-791-8101.

Community Band concert

The Williamsport Community Band will perform its 15th annual Christmas concert   Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road in St. James. 

The band has won many area awards.  The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 301-223-6538.

House lighting contest

The Maugansville Ruritan Club will again judge the homes in the Maugansville area for best Christmas decorations. The judging date will be Tuesday, Dec. 18. 

Residents  are asked to turn on their lights between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. 

The areas to be judged are: Village of Maugansville; Maugans Avenue east to Interstate 81; Maugansville Road north to St. Line Road; Maugansville Road south to the Humane Society of Washington County; Garden Spot Road; and Cearfoss Pike west to the circle. The Ruritan Club will present prizes to the four most festive homes.

Children’s Christmas party

The Maugansville Ruritan Club will host its annual community Christmas party for children in the local area Thursday, Dec. 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at its blue building on Maugans Avenue.

The event will include Christmas carols, crafts, games, refreshments, treats, and a visit from Santa Claus.

Instead of the Ruritan Club taking pictures, they will offer parents an opportunity to take a photo of their child with Santa, so bring your own cameras.

The event is free of charge.

Blue Christmas service

On Sunday at 5 p.m., Haven Lutheran Church invites those who have lost loved ones to its Blue Christmas service.

Blue Christmas services speak to the hurts and emptiness of losses sensed even more keenly at a holiday.

Blue Christmas services offer a meaningful time of comfort and inspiration, compassion and prayer.

If you are grieving a loss of any kind, you are invited to find a time of peace at the service.

If you know someone who is struggling with sadness during the holidays, invite him or her to the worship. Haven Lutheran Church is at 1035 Haven Road in Hagerstown

Little League news

Maugansville Little League is accepting letters from those interested in managing a team for the upcoming season. Those interested should include which division they are interested in managing. Send a letter by Jan. 1 to Maugansville Little League, P.O. Box 266, Maugansville, MD 21767.

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