Spring forth as taste tempting meals, planned with budding appetites in mind, pepper local church calendars:

Hop over to Violetville United Methodist Church, 3648 Coolidge Ave., Saturday, March 9, for breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9 a.m. to noon. Scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, juice and hot drinks are menu highlights. Bake table treats sold separately. Photos available. Freewill baskets for meals.

Nibble facts from 410-525-3191.

Hungry man suppers are dished up in Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church, 4513 Ridge Ave., every month. Join the welcoming fellas at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, for a seasonal treat. Faith enrichment included.

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Call 410-242-5918.

Raven Arrington, a member of this church, will spread goodwill on a People to People Student Ambassador trip to Ireland. A St. Patrick buffet, featuring Irish favorites, is planned to help raise the needed tuition. A $50 ticket covers the meal, dancing to a live band, prizes and raffles from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, March 15. Reservations required.

Call 443-250-9017 or email raising4raven@gmail.com.

The Men's Club of Ascension Parish hosts a shrimp and bull roast, featuring an abundance of meats and seafood, hot and cold side dishes, desserts and drinks. The $40 ticket covers dinner, music, wheels and contests 5 to 10 p.m., March 16, in Brewer Hall, 4601 Maple Ave.

Buy tickets from Joe Herbert, 410-247-3497, or the parish house, 410-242-2292.

St. Patrick would approve of St. Stephen Lutheran Church's menu: corned beef, savory cabbage, potatoes, Irish soda bread, dessert and drinks, dished up 4 to 7 p.m., March 16, at 901 Courtney Road. Freewill offering.

Call 410-242-0422.

Arbutus United Methodist Church, 1201 Maple Ave., will honor St. Patrick on March 17 with a feast of succulent corned beef and cabbage, Irish potatoes, green beans, desserts and warm drinks, served from noon to 3 p.m. Freewill offering. Carryouts available. Walk-ins welcome.

Nibble information at 410-242-9029.

The Lenten journey

The Greater Lansdowne Interfaith Partnership continues on Wednesdays with Lenten gatherings for the community. Potluck suppers at 6 p.m. precede 7 p.m. services.

• March 6: Lansdowne United Methodist Church, 114 Lavern Ave. Pastor Wayne Chung shares the message.


• March 13: Christ United Methodist Church, 2833 Florida Ave. The Rev. Trent Owings preaches.


Hope Presbyterian Church, 4748 Shelbourne Road, sponsors Lenten Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. with hot soups and hearty sandwiches, followed by 7:30 p.m. worship focused on the 40 days of Lent. Casual attire. Love offering. All ages.