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Photo | Alice Ramos The UHS Concert Choir, directed by Alicia Cosby, sings "Lift Every Voice and Sing" and "Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit" on Feb. 15 during the UHS "A People's Gift" program.

Photo | Alice Ramos
The UHS Concert Choir, directed by Alicia Cosby, sings “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit” on Feb. 15 during the UHS “A People’s Gift” program.

Register Now for Spring Basketball

The Urbana Basketball Association is excited to offer once again the Spring Basketball Youth Development program for youth between the ages of 8 to 14. Registration for the spring program is now open and will close on Feb. 25. The rate is $115 per player. For more information and to register online, visit www.urbanabasketball.com.

Troop 81618 Collecting for Comfort Cases

Urbana Brownie Girl Scout Troop 81618 will be collecting for Comfort Cases, a nonprofit that provides a proper bag filled with essential items to youth in foster care. Look for Troop 81618 on Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Royal Farms, 9180 Fingerboard Road, and March 11, 12 to 2 p.m. at the Urbana Giant.

Kidsave Summer Host Families Needed

Host families are needed this summer for 10 to 12 Colombian children. The children are part of Kidsave’s Summer Miracles program, designed to bring children in need of a family to the United States for five weeks. Anyone interested in learning more about the program is invited to an informational meeting at the Urbana Regional Library small meeting room on March 8, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Amanda Mason at KidsaveDC@gmail.com or 301.514.1885.

Learn From Master Gardeners

Frederick County Master Gardeners will offer two free events on Monday, March 12, 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 17, 11 a.m. at the Natelli Community Center. Topics covered will include landscaping with native plants, reducing lawn maintenance while improving lawn health, and more. For more information, contact Cheryl Dehn at cheryldehn557@gmail.com, or Matt Seubert at matts853@gmail.com.

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