Earth Hour to be observed Saturday

March 20, 2013|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport

Williamsport will hold Earth Hour on Saturday. The community is invited to be part the worldwide initiative.

Residents are encouraged to switch off nonessential lights at home and join friends and neighbors at Springfield Farm Barn on Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m.

Admission is free. The band Soulstice will entertain on stage and dancing is encouraged. There will be free refreshments and food for purchase, door prizes, lighted balloons and other activities.

Williamsport Elementary School and Springfield Middle School will be collecting old phone books, printer ink cartridges and old sneakers. Attendees will receive a free door prize ticket for each item donated. The schools also will have displays from their green program. 

Environmental organizations will be on hand with displays and information.

At 8:30 p.m., nonessential lighting will be turned off for one hour in support of the global Earth Hour to raise awareness of the carbon footprint.

Thanks go to Valley Storage, Staples Inc., 4-Star Athletic Complex and the Town of Williams-port for their support.

For more information, call 301-302-3878.

Two-day craft event planned

The inaugural Bunny Trail Craft Show, sponsored by the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Days Committee, will be Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Springfield Farm Barn.

There will be more than 40 vendors, including food for purchase. Girl Scout Troop 40411 will have a children’s area. Attendees are encouraged to bring a camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. 

For more information, call Joyce Kramer at 301-223-4599 or Diane French at 301-223-1899.

New restaurant is open for lunch and dinner

Potomac Family Restaurant, owned by Imad Rababe, is now open at 1 E. Potomac St. in Williamsport.

The newly remodeled restaurant features American and Mediterranean cuisine, serving lunch and dinner.

Hours of operation are Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dine-in, take-out and catering are available.

For more information, call 301-223-7041 or 301-223-7042.

Quarter auction set at Kinder Haven

Kinder Haven Child Care will hold its annual quarter auction Saturday, April 6, in the Fellowship Hall of Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. in Williamsport.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and the auction begins at 5 p.m.

Tickets cost $4 in advance or $5 at the door. A ticket includes two bidding paddles. Additional paddles will be available at the door.

More than 80 new items will be auctioned from a large selection of vendors, including Longaberger, Thirty-One, Scentsy, Origami Owl Jewelry, and others.

For tickets, call 301-223-9122.

Yard sale planned

A yard sale is planned at Kinder Haven Child Care Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kinder Haven is at Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St.

Reservations for spaces are now being taken. It costs $15 to rent a space.

To donate items to the yard sale or to rent spaces, call Robin at 301-223-9122.

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