Family movie time set at the library

August 14, 2013|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport
  • Terry Baker, second from right, president of the Washington County Commissioners, presented a certificate of appreciation to Lions Club International District 22-W District Gov. Kent Eitemiller, second from left, at Eitemiller's official visit to the Williamsport Lions Club meeting on Aug. 8. Others in the picture are Williamsport Lions Club President Ken Kline, far left, and Second Vice President Dick Nye, far right. District 22-W includes Lions clubs in Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties. Baker honored Eitemiller for his work with Lions Club International and the Williamsport club for the work it does in the community.
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Family movie time will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Williamsport Memorial Library. The movie “Gnomeo & Juliet” (rated G) will be shown.

The movie is free, along with refreshments. Reservations are not required.

Flea market/yard sale spaces available

A flea market/yard sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, and Sunday, Aug. 25, at Byron Memorial Park in conjunction with Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Days.

There are spaces still available to rent. The spaces cost $15 each and are good for both days. Vendors will furnish their own tables.

For more information, call 301-223-4599.

School reunion set in Fairplay on Sunday

There will be an informal reunion of those who attended the now closed Fairplay Elementary School on Sunday in conjunction with Fairplay Days.

Attendees should plan to meet at the District 12 Ruritan Park on Manor Church Road at noon. Feel free to bring any photos from the past.


Watershed group seeks volunteers for cleanup

Antietam-Conococheague Watershed Alliance plans to clean along the Conococheague Creek Sunday and needs more volunteers to help.

The group will meet at the aqueduct at 3 p.m. and work until 6 p.m. The community is invited, including kayakers and walkers.

For more information, call Alan at 301-991-7628.

Church yard sale planned Aug. 24

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, 10745 Van Lear Drive, will hold a yard sale Saturday, Aug. 24, beginning at 8 a.m. There will be a lunch stand and a baked goods sale.

Spaces are available to rent. Spaces cost $10 per space. To reserve a space or for more information, call 240-366-8005. The rain date is Saturday, Aug. 31.

Street dance/concert planned Friday, Aug. 23

The inaugural River Rat Street Dance/Concert takes place Friday, Aug. 23, from 7 to 10 p.m. on East Salisbury Street, near the corner of North Conococheague Street. The event is free and those who have River Rat T-shirts are encouraged to wear them.

Bands performing are Williamsport’s own Final Notice and Kubra.

There are some surprises planned: Who will be the “Big Cheese;” free Cheetos to the first 100 people wearing their River Rat T-shirts; and a prize for the longest rat tail (formerly called a pony tail).

Everyone can learn the new dance craze, The River Rat.

River Rat T-shirts are sold at Town Hall, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be sold at the dance/concert. The shirts cost $10. Types, colors and sizes will be on a first-come, first served basis.

Barn dance planned Saturday evening, Aug. 24

On Saturday, Aug. 24, Springfield Farm Barn will be lit up from 8 to 11 p.m. by the Springfield Barn Dance, featuring Paul Wagner & the Country Swingers.

Special guests will be The Foggy River Bottom Gang, appearing for the first time anywhere.

There will be sandwiches, french fries, sodas, coffee and water available for purchase.

Tickets cost $3 per person or $5 per couple and can be purchased at the door.

Advance tickets can be purchased at The Briar Patch, 12 N. Conococheague St., and A Touch of Country, 11 E. Potomac St.

For more information, call 301-223-4599.

C&O Canal Days schedule available

Williamsport Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Days begins Thursday, Aug. 22, and is packed with events through Sunday, Aug. 25.

There will be food, concerts, dances, arts and crafts festival, book sale, entertainment, parade, flea markets, boat rides and boat float, hay wagon rides and horse-drawn wagon rides.

The events will be held at Springfield Farm Barn, Byron Memorial Park, on town streets, The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 picnic grounds, and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.

A detailed, printed schedule can be picked up at Town Hall.

The schedule is also on line at


Happy birthday to Mary Myers, who turned 95 on Aug. 10.

The day residents at Park View Knoll send their friend special birthday wishes.

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