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Get ready for the fall at the HdG farmers market Saturdays

Check out the fall harvest, dear readers,

And your holiday pumpkins at the Saturday Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon, near the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Ave.

National Hispanic Heritage Month continues through Oct. 16. This month-long observance honors the histories, cultures and contributions of citizens who share the common language and ancestry of Spanish. Esbueno.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Wear your pink ribbon.

Grace Place Serving Center will serve a free, hot meal between 11:15 am. and 12:30 p.m. on Oct.1 at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave., 410-939-2107. This weekly, Tuesday luncheon is provided by volunteers to anyone in need who enters.

Carol Zimmerman and George Wagner at Bahoukas Antique Mall, 408 N. Union Ave. (410-942-1290) are excited about the Golden Tomato Contest (ends Oct. 5). An entry must be a tomato, cucumber and zucchini grown in Havre de Grace. Weigh them at Bahoukas, 410-942-1290 or bahoukas@verizon.net.

Another First Friday in downtown Havre de Grace is Oct. 4, 5 to 9 p.m.

Laurie Dawson reminded me about Havre de Grace Clean-Up Days, Sept. 28 and Oct. 12, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Havre de Grace residents with proof of residency at the Havre de Grace Community Center, 100 Lagaret Lane, 410-939-1800.

The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum Crabtober Fest is Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 940 Pulaski Highway. All-you-can-eat crabs are $55 provided by Fast Eddie's. Contact 410-939-, directorhdgmm@gmail.com or http://www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org for tickets.

Steppingstone Farm Museum will feature the Fall Harvest and Craft Festival Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Look for bluegrass music, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, apple bobbing, clogging, straw maze, hayrides, food. Contact 410-939-2299, 888-419-1762, steppingstonemuseum@msn.com or http://www.steppingstonemuseum.org.

Our deepest regrets to the family and friends of June Adcock, who passed away Sept. 4. I had entertained June's friends from California at La Cle D'or guesthouse upon their visit.

I was deeply upset by the proposal in the new Havre de Grace zoning codes to allow heights up to 100 feet (10 stories) along the Havre de Grace waterfront. The Havre de Grace City Council has yet to vote upon these guidelines.

Haunted history and ghost tours of Havre de Grace will be conducted Fridays and Saturdays at 7 and 8:30 p.m. through Oct. 26. Tours begin at Wonder Toys, 315 St. John St. For tickets, phone 410-939-1811; http://www.hdgmainstreet.com.

St. Patrick Church Yard Sale is Saturday (raindate Oct. 5), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rent a table for $10. Call 410-939-2525.

You too can write a novel when the series continues at Havre de Grace library, Sept. 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 120 N. Union Ave., 410-939-6700.

Also at the library is the Used Book Sale: Saturday and Oct. 4 and 5, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sept. 30 and Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Oct. 1 and 3, 1 to 7:30 p.m.

Rodder's Journal vintage speed and custom revival will be today (Friday), Saturday and Sunday at David Craig, Jean Roberts and Frank Hutchins parks.

Happy birthday John Lindes (Sept. 28); Bob Jobes (Sept. 30); and Eric Jasper (Oct. 1).

Stop by the visitor center for the student quiz of the Lafayette Trial, created by the Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission for students in kindergarten through fifth grade and sixth to 12th grade to win an oval sticker "I walked the Lafayette Trail." Lafayette Trail T-shirts are available for $10 at the Spencer-Silver Mansion B&B, 200 S. Union Ave., 410-939-1485. A great family fun project!

Take a guided historical walking tour every first weekend through November, Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. or schedule a tour by appointment. Enjoy a 1 1/2 hour walking tour through tree-lined streets. Tickets are available at http://www.mainstreethdg.com, 410-459-3840 or 410-939-0565 or hdgmainstreet@verizon.net.

The Friends of the Concord Point Lighthouse have a new fundraising venture to purchase a brick on the legacy walkway leading from the lighthouse to the O'Neill cannon, commemorating family, friends or loved ones ($100). Call 410-939-3213 or email concordpointlighthouse@verizon.net. Bethany Baker told me that about 390 have already been ordered.

Cathy Vincenti reminded me about the Oct. 10 Havre de Grace Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Bayou Restaurant, Route 40 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest speaker Glenn Arrington will address health care reform "know your benefits." Cost is $18. The chamber's bull and oyster feast is Oct. 11, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Havre de Grace Community Center, catered by Fast Eddie's, Bomboy's and Bruster's. For tickets, phone 410-939-3303 or email: hdegchamber1@comcast.net.

With our entrance into September and October, we are now in "R" months, once again. Traditionally, oysters are back in season once more. Raw oysters on the half shell, anyone?

Please keep me informed at 410-939-6562 or by note at 226 N. Union Ave. See ya!

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