Upcoming events in Perryville:
April 12 – Perryville Little League Parade, 10 to 11 p.m.
May 1 – National Walking Day, 4 p.m. at Perryville Park
May 17 – The Spring Fling (note the new date)
May 31 – The CGR Relentless Run 5K & Fun Walk
The CGR Relentless Run 5K & Fun Walk to benefit the Cody G. Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held Saturday May 31 at Perryville Middle School, 110 Aiken Ave. in Perryville. Start time is 9 a.m. Pre-registration is $25 for adults, $15 for kids 12 and under. Race day registration starts at 8 a.m. For online registration go to CGRrelentless.com or http://www.active.com. Questions contact 443-907-2745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Perryville Spring Fling is May 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Community Fire Company of Perryville, 920 Principio Furnace Road (Route 7), Perryville. Sponsored by the Greater Perryville Chamber of Commerce. For additional information contact email@example.com or 443-553-3579.
The Perryville Lions Club will be taking pictures of children or pets with the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the Perryville outlets. Donation of $5.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church will hold a Good Friday Mini Day Camp on April 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fellowship hall. For age 4 to fourth grade.
Come join a winning team – a five-week worship series beginning Easter Sunday, April 20 and running through May 18 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen. Come hear our new pastor and be a part of this exciting time. Pastor Stuart Luce will be happy to meet you. Worship times are 9 a.m. for a traditional service and 11 a.m. for a contemporary service. Christian education for all ages is at 10 a.m.
A yard sale to benefit the Youth Leadership Training Fund at St. Paul's Lutheran Church will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Table rental is $10 for one 8-foot table. Questions contact Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Believe it or not it is time for the spring sports schedule at Perryville High School. Watch the column for schedules.
The Perryville Railroad Museum is open every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Two new sites have been added to Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway's 14th Annual River Sweep, a volunteer shoreline and roadside clean-up in honor of Earth Day, that takes place on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.
National Historic Tome School, on what was the Bainbridge Naval Training Center in Port Deposit, is a new location this year as is Conowingo Creek Boat Launch in Conowingo. Other River Sweep sites include locations in Havre de Grace, Perryville, Port Deposit and Garrett Island.
Online pre-registration takes place through Wednesday, April 23, at http://www.hitourtrails.com or 410-457-2482.
Volunteers are asked to check in at 8:30 a.m. on April 26 at one of the following locations:
Tydings Park in Havre de Grace; Conowingo Creek Boat Launch and Octoraro Creek in Conowingo; Community Park and Boat Launch (Garrett Island) in Perryville; and Marina Park and National Historic Tome School in Port Deposit.
Those interested in volunteering on Garrett Island should bring their kayaks and canoes and meet at the boat launch in Perryville. Boaters are also welcome.
Participants will fan out to spend the morning removing trash and other debris from the Upper Bay region, including the Chesapeake Bay, Susquehanna River and tributaries that feed into the Susquehanna River.
River Sweep volunteers are encouraged to wear old clothes and bring work gloves. Volunteers who sign up in advance will receive lunch and a T-shirt (as supplies last).
Last year, approximately 775 volunteers donated their time during River Sweep. Volunteers, including individuals, families and youth groups, removed several tons of trash including tires, an old inflatable boat and debris from previous high-water events. Over the past 13 years, River Sweep volunteers have removed more than 72 tons of trash from area roads and waterways.
Sponsors of the 2014 River Sweep include Maryland Heritage Areas Authority and Exelon.
Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway is a nonprofit organization based in Darlington whose mission is to stimulate local economic activity by developing a link to natural, historic and cultural resources through land and water recreational trails. To date, 22 miles of continuous public recreation trails connecting Harford and Cecil counties have been constructed. The trail system also has been designated a priority segment of both the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail and the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. For more information about Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway, visit hitourtrails.com.
Condolences are sent to the family of Toby Harvie on her passing.
Get well wishes are extended to Sharon Pryer, Marianne Pryer, Ethel Dill, June Peddicord, Chris Walz, Marianne Lilley, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Betty and Jim Fayer, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, Margaret Waldron, Ethel Dill, Pastor Henry Schaefer, Leslie Dissek, Adam Zeller, Sandy Brooks, Janet and Pastor Neale Wirtanen, Gisela Knapp, Kit Harris, Margaret Gosweiler, June Gangel, Joe Pacifico, Herb and Mary Lou Southall, Bonnie Donoho, Peggy Scholl, Wilbur Scholl, Ben Caldwell, Michael Caldwell, Babie Caldwell, Edwina Ewing, Beverly Narvell, John and Adele Witmer, Rita and Bill Clauss, Toby Harvie and Ed Almony.
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