Spring is here, and our community is anticipating the arrival of Easter. Two Easter egg hunt events on March 31.

The annual Springlake Community Easter Egg Hunt, will be held at 11 a.m. at the playground at Pot Spring Elementary School, 2410 Springlake Drive, and promises fun for all ages, whether you're hunting eggs or egging on the hunters!

Pizza and drinks will be served after the hunt — which will boast more than 1,100 eggs. For more information, or to volunteer to help pack goodies in the eggs and serve refreshments, contact Anita Shaw at theshaw201@verizon.net. Rain date is April 7.

Meanwhile, Timonium United Methodist Church, 2300 Pot Spring Road, will also hold its annual Easter Eggstravagananza on March 31, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Activities include egg dyeing, Easter crafts and an indoor egg hunt. For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Terri Seitz Parrish at 410-971-5999.


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Calling all Springlake residents: The annual meeting of the Springlake Community Association will be held Monday, April 9, 7 p.m., in the library at Dulaney High School. Guest speakers will be Marcia Hornberger, RN, Baltimore Country Department of Health, and Dr. John Fioramonti from the Towson Veterinary Hospital, who will discuss "Lyme Disease: Protecting Your Family and Pets."

Calvert Hall College High School is "going green" during Lent. The school's Campus Ministry Office sponsors Lenten Small Group prayer sessions for faculty, staff and students. Nearly 400 people have signed up and have been introduced to a green concept when they gather for prayer. Instead of using prayer booklets, they use a smart phone application called "You Version." The technology allows any student with a smart phone or iPad to download a free application and follow along with prayer and small group discussion questions. The concept is supported by the school's Green Club.

Also from Calvert Hall, the school will host its third annual Alumni Weekend, April 20-22. Highlights include Friday Night Under the Lights with varsity lacrosse vs. Loyola, varsity baseball vs. DeMatha and a tented social catered by Gino's.

There will also be a special reunion classes only (classed ending in "2" and "7") reception catered by Watson's Catering on Saturday and the Alumni Association/Men of Calvert Hall Mass and breakfast on Sunday morning. For details, to register or to purchase special apparel, go to http://www.calverthall.com/reunion.

Congratulations to local resident Jim LaVey, who recently became the first recipient of the National Eagle Scout Association's Outstanding Eagle Scout Award. LaVey has mentored some 2,018 young men as they earned their Eagle Scout awards in his 40 years of service to the Boy Scouts of America. He continues to selflessly give back to his community and lives a life grounded by leadership, pride and commitment.