This is the time of year we all start doing more outside. Be prepared. If you and your family are planning on activity outside, follow these simple steps.

First, be a weather watcher. Check your phones, computer or TV. Don't be caught by surprise by a storm. Remember to take shelter in the event of lightning. Second, drink lots of water. Your body needs lots of water to remain hydrated, so do the right thing. And third, be aware of Mother Nature. Stinging insects, poisonous plants and other wildlife can cause problems. Any spider or snake can cause a problem if they bite you. And many plants will cause a skin irritation. When in doubt stay clear. If you have any questions or concerns please let us help you. Stop by either Fire Station at any time. After all, we are The Darlington Volunteer Fire Company and we are here to help.

The Harford Artists gallery "Impressions" art show runs through June 29 in the little cottage at Rockfield Manor on Churchville Road. Hours for the gallery are Thursdays and Fridays, 1 to 6 p.m., Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m.

Come join the fun at the Wilson Center's Summer Fun Camp. The camp runs for nine weeks from June 18 through Aug. 17. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Kids entering kindergarten through eighth grades are welcome to attend. Cost per week is $95 per child plus a $20 per child or family registration fee. Activities include outdoor recreation, games, arts and crafts, cooking, music, storytelling, water play, special visitors and more. Please call 410-836-3555 for more information or to request a registration form.


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Eight different camps are planned for the Harford Christian School this summer, ranging from music and drama to soccer and basketball. early arrival and late pick-up available, along with full-day, two-camp option. Ages vary from kindergarten through high school seniors. Cost is $75 per camp (Bible Camp is free.) Contact 410-457-51-3 or http://www.harfordchristian.org.

The Bob Jones University music ministry team touring the Atlantic states will appear in concert at Reformation Bible Church Wednesday at 7 p.m. The church is on Route 136 in the Dublin area.

The Friendship Circle will again have its carry-out luncheon on Thursday, June 6. The menu consists of homemade chicken and potato salad, cole slaw, Jell-O salad, homemade muffin and cake and roll. Call Susie Head, 410-836-3535 or 410-838-5578, to place an order.

Mark your calendar for the Darlington Independence Day Parade ad Celebration to be held Saturday, June 29. Call Jerry, 410-836-3506, to register for the parade. Best fireworks in Harford County! You be the judge, come out and see for yourself.

Mark your calendar! Members of the community are welcome to join us in the Grace Church Parish Hall on Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. for a community meeting to discuss plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Wilson Center. This will be a time to get together to share memories, view some wonderful photos of your friends and neighbors from 20 years ago and to make plans for the future. Please join us for an evening of friendship and light snacks as we celebrate our community. All are welcome!