Hello dear readers,
Will we see you tonight (Friday) at the free concert in Tydings Park at 7:30 p.m? Bring chairs and picnics. There is no rain location for the Gloucester City String Band, a unique mixture of Mummers music and other selections. No concert is scheduled for June 29.
Have a real blast Saturday, which is Let It Go Day. First, let's go to the Saturday Havre de Grace Farmer's Market, 450 Pennington Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon. The market is sponsored by Main Street Inc. Contact Rory White, 410-939-5270.
Happy birthday greetings: Neil Willoughby and Christina Horn (June 26); Greg Hebding (June 27); and Pam Mason (June 28). Happy wedding anniversary wishes to former city councilman Mitch Shank and wife, Jessica, and David and Laurie Dawson (June 25); Jason and Jill Hartsfield (June 26); Todd and Laura Starkey (June 27); and Mike and Sheila Smith and Chad and Amy Deal (June 28).
Our deepest sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Stan Ruchlewicz, who died June 5. Mr. Ruchlewicz worked closely with the Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission, upon which I serve, and we enjoyed our liaison relationship with him representing the city government before he became economic development administrator for Westminster.
Last call! The second River City "Smoke on the Water" car and truck show is Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by the American Legion Post 47, 501 St. John St. Proceeds benefit veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Vehicle registration is $12; call 410-939-0234. Flea market tables are $5 and $10' call 443-655-6595. Raindate is June 30.
Practice your French on June 24, St. Jean Baptiste Day in Quebec! Mais oui!
Steppingstone Farm Museum will hold its Summertime Blues Festival, 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The event features live blues music by local, regional and national acts. Food, beer and wine are for sale. Enjoy this rain or shine outdoor show by bringing your own lawn chairs or blankets for setting. For tickets, phone 410-939-2299, 888-419-1796, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.steppingstonemuseum.org.
Fourth of July Independence Day T-shirts are for sale at the visitor center for $7.
Volunteers at Grace Place Serving Center, St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave., 410-939-2107 will serve a free, hot meal from 11:15 a.m. to 12 :30 p.m. to anyone in need who enters.
Terri Glenn informed me about a plethora of events at the Havre de Grace Senior Activity Center, 351 Lewis Lane, 410-939-5121: June 22, 10 a.m., free yoga workshop; 1 p.m., literary bingo with book prizes; June 25, 9:30 a.m., lighthouse cafe; June 26, 11 a.m., Kelly's no bake dessert presentation; June 27, 10 a.m. to noon, blood pressure screening and brain games.
The Havre de Grace Independence celebration carnival runs June 26 to July 1 in Tydings Park. The annual Havre de Grace parade will be July 1 at 2 p.m. along Union Avenue followed by the carnival, 6 to 10 p.m., concert at 7 p.m. and fireworks at dusk (9:15 p.m.) at Tydings Park.
If in doubt, find out. June 27 is National HIV Testing Day.
Get out your Babe the Blue Ox; it's time to celebrate Paul Bunyan Day, June 28. Don't laugh; it's a big deal to my friends in Minnesota!
St. Patrick's Shamrocks will hold an end of the year extravaganza June 30, 3 to 8 p.m. at Churchville Mini Golf, Arctic Circle and St. Patrick's Hall (for a movie). No cost; limited transportation. Respond no later than today if you wish to attend (families are welcome: email@example.com).
The Cal Ripken World Series Parade will be held in downtown Aberdeen Aug. 11. Entries for the parade are due by July 30. Call Caroline, 410-272-5242, or Betty, 410-272-4981, for details and applications.
Please keep me informed about your events and happenings at 410-939-6562 or by a note at 226 N. Union Ave. It's always a pleasure to chat with you. See ya!Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun