The Ladies Auxiliary at St. Michael's Catholic Church will be holding its annual Friendship Spring Tea on Saturday, April 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. This is always a wonderful opportunity to spend time with friends and family. A variety of teas, finger sandwiches and desserts will be served. The cost is $14 per adult and $7 for children younger than 12. For tickets or more information, call 301-829-6924.

The Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a flea market on May 5. To reserve space or for more information, call 410-489-4646. The fire company will also be holding a chicken and ham dinner on May 6 from noon to 4 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus at St. Michael's Catholic Church will be holding their third annual Mother's Day Brunch on May 13 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The menu will include; crepes, eggs, omelets made to order, breakfast meats and more. Mothers will be welcomed with Mimosas and live music. Tickets are $10 per person or $35 for a family of four. The proceeds will go to support the Knights' College Scholarship Funds.

For tickets or more information, call 301-829-6924 or 410-489-4023.


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Patty Sroka's book, "Relentless" hit the books shelves last week under the pen name of P.J. O'Dwyer. Patty will be signing her books on Sunday, April 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lisbon Firehouse Hall. Donations from this event will go to Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue and Days End Farm Horse Rescue.

Patty will also be doing a book signing on May 5, which is "Derby Day" at Pimlico Racetrack. There will be a race that day named after the book. If you're an avid reader like me, finding a new author is always like finding a treasure. This is a great opportunity to have a first novel signed by the author. One of these days, we might be able to show it off when Patty becomes another James Patterson!

Several of the local churches will be participating in this year's crop walk on May 6. Registration for the walk will be held at Larriland Farms at 1:30 p.m. The Walk will begin at 2 p.m. If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, you can go to http://www.cropwalkonline.org to sponsor walkers. There will be several church teams online to choose for your donation.