Marqurite Hall is filled with joy as she rejoices over the birth of her 18th great-granddaughter, Arianna Evelyn Hall, who was born Aug. 4 at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va. She weighed in at 4 pounds, 6 ounces and was 16 inches long. Her parents are Jared and Sara Hall of Culpepper, Va. She has two brothers, Morgan and Daniel, and a half brother J.C. The proud grandparents are David and Debbie Hall of Warrenton, Va. She also was born on her 4-year-old cousin, Daisy Rain's birthday, what a coincidence!

The Wilson Center Art Show will be held Friday, Sept. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. with live music, Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 9 from noon to 5 p.m. Join them for this most special event.

The time is coming near, spaces are filling and plans are coming together for this year's Darlington Apple Festival to be held on Saturday, Oct. 6. Contact the Facebook page or website, http://www.DarlingtonAppleFest, for further information.

The Darlington Lions Club and the Darlington United Church are joining to host their annual chicken barbecue dinner on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company social hall. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children's portions. The meal includes half of a barbecue chicken, homemade potato salad and coleslaw, green beans, roll and butter, coffee, iced tea and dessert. Carry-out orders will be available for purchase. Fore more information, call 410-836-3663 or 410-457-8787.


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Deer Creek Friends Meeting will host an Afternoon English Tea for Heifer International on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 2:30 p.m. at the Meeting House. Tickets are $15 which will include delicious English tea, an assortment of sandwiches and a decadent selection of sweet and savory home baked goodies. It will be an event filled with fellowship, fun and fantastic food. Tickets will be sold to ensure there is plenty of food for everyone attending. Please e-mail Kim Holloway, Kimhollowaydvm@gmail.com, for tickets (available until Aug. 20) or further information.