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Rock concert is Saturday

September 10, 2013|Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport
  • St. Andrew Presbyterian Church's youth group recently held a work camp at the church in Van Lear. Pastor Mark Sandell organized the event during which youth and adult helpers weeded the church gardens, trimmed trees, spread mulch, cleaned the storage sheds, painted outside railings and cleaned the childrens nurseries. During the evenings, youth attended a bonfire and pool party. The work camp concluded with a day of fun at Hershey Park.
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Rockin’ at River Bottom II, a rock concert sponsored by the Town of Williamsport and Antietam Cable Television, is Saturday. Gates open at 11 a.m. at Williamsport’s River Bottom Park.

Those who arrive early are invited to check out the newly restored cannons and the panoramic view of the Potomac River at Doubleday Hill, adjacent to River Bottom Park.

Don Jamieson of VH-1’s “That Metal Show” will host the event.

The band, Ever Rise, kicks off the concert at 1:30 p.m.; Sharpening Stone plays at 3 p.m.; So Low begins at 4:30 p.m.; Rhino Bucket plays at 6 p.m.; and Steelheart goes on stage at 8 p.m. Bands plan to hold meet-and-greets with fans. Band merchandise and concert t-shirts will be for sale.

Lawn chairs, blankets and cameras are allowed. There will be free Wi-Fi courtesy of Antietam Cable. Food will be available for purchase. There will be a beer garden. No coolers are allowed. Pedestrian traffic will only be allowed into River Bottom Park.

Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.instantseats.com. Tickets can also be purchased in Williamsport at Town Hall during regular business hours, Tony’s Pizzeria Café, Desert Rose Café, and Harley-Davidson & Buell on Governor’s Lane Boulevard.

For more information, call 301-302-3878.

Williamsport Mega Reunion on Sept. 21

The Williamsport High School Mega Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 11 p.m., at Hagerstown Community College ARCC. Dress is casual.

All WHS alumni up to (and including) the class of 1995 are welcome to attend and bring a guest. Invitations will not be mailed.

Tickets cost $25 per person and include admission and hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will be available.

For tickets, go to www.LandJLiquors.com and click on the WHS Mega Reunion tab to register and pay on-line; or a registration form can be downloaded from that site and mailed. Registration forms can also be picked up at Desert Rose Café, corner of Potomac and Conococheague streets. Registration deadline has been extended to Friday.

No one younger than 21 years of age is permitted.

Homeschool Fridays at the Library

The Washington County Free Library’s “Homeschool Fridays at the Library” will be held this month on Friday at the Williamsport Memorial Library, 104 E. Potomac St.

The Humane Society will give a presentation from 1 to 2 p.m., and then again from 2 to 3 p.m., to talk about pets and pet care to homeschool students. No registration is required. For more information, contact Mary Rogers by email at mrogers@washcolibrary.org.

Fall festival, yard sale set

Downsville Christian Church, 8641 Downsville Pike, will hold their annual fall festival and yard sale on Saturday. The yard sale runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The festival features barbecued chicken, country ham sandwiches, soups, steamers, hot dogs and baked goods for purchase, available to eat in or carry out.

Spaces are available for the yard sale. Spaces rent for $15 each and include one table. Additional tables rent for $5 each. Call Marilyn at 301-582-2072 to reserve space.

Diabetic and nutrition classes planned

Washington County Commission on Aging is providing monthly diabetic and nutrition classes on the third Monday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Williamsport Senior Site, 220 Ortho Holland Drive (Park View Knoll).

Louise Wyant, registered nurse, will conduct the informative sessions regarding diabetic issues. Participants do not have to be diabetic to attend. Classes are free and open to the public. The next scheduled class will be Monday.

For more information, call Ron at 301-223-6588.

Potomac Garden Club begins its new year

The Potomac Garden Club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 12:30 p.m. in the reception hall at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church to begin its new year.

Dues will be collected, and the 2013-2014 yearbook will be distributed.

Rotarians enjoy some Williamsport history

The Williamsport Rotary Club was charted on June 18, 1984. One of the charter members was the late Dr. Richard A. Young. Another was noted author and Civil War Historian, Bob O’Connor.

The club was fortunate to have Bob return on Sept. 4 for a signing and to talk about some of his books. He related many stories about the connection between Williamsport and the war.

Bob especially enjoyed a person by the name of Catesby. That particular book is entitled “Catesby: Eyewitness to the Civil War.”

Club members are proud to be called Rotarians as well as citizens of the Williamsport community. The program on Sept. 4 drove home the feeling for many that Williamsport was important in the 1860s and remains important today.

Have news to share?

If you have news of events, activities, or announcements for Williamsport and the surrounding area, contact Paula Green Shupp at 301-302-3878 or email  her at p.shupp@myactv.net. We will share it in this column.

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