It's April showers, dear readers,
But things to do are stacking up. The Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace at the Lock House reopens April 13 (Saturday), 1-5 p.m. for the season. Free admission. Contact 410-939-5780, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their site at http://www.thelockhousemuseum.org.
A bargain meal! The Boy Scout Troop 967 will prepare its spaghetti dinner and bake sale for April 13 (Saturday), 4-7 p.m. at the Havre de Grace United Methodist Church, Congress and Union Avenue, adults $7, seniors $6, children $4. Eat in or carryout.
Take a guided historical walking tour every Saturday through October, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or schedule a tour by appointment. Enjoy a 1-1/2 hour walking tour through tree-lined streets. Tickets available online: http://www.mainstreethdg.com or phone 410-939-1811 or 410-939-0565 or email: email@example.com.
The American Legion Post 47, 501 St. John Street, Havre de Grace, hosts chicken and ribs night with live music, April 20, 6-10 p.m. Tickets available for $15 by calling Josh, 410-939-0234.
Presented by RASAC, the Women's 5K Run by the Bay will run April 14 (Sunday) 8 a.m. Open to women runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, the race benefits Habit for Humanity. A fee is charged. Contact 410-399-9948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosie Deal told me about the VFW Weedon-Elliott Post 8126, 300 North Lodge Lane, Havre de Grace fish fry for Saturday, April 20, noon-3 p.m. The menu includes fish, fries, cole slaw, hush puppies and dessert. For info, call 410-939-4578. Tickets $10.
The Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission has a quiz for students K-5th grade, grades 6-12 to win an oval sticker "I walked the Lafayette Trail." Quiz copies are available now at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Avenue, 410-939-2100. A great family project!
On a wet note ... if some of the drizzle of April showers has you thinking of Noah's Ark or floods in titanic proportions, remember April 14 and 15 (1912) commemorates the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the HMS Titanic. Perhaps a breezy walk along the Havre de Grace Promenade, one day this week, will put things in a better perspective.
The Ellsworth B. Shank Lecture series will present Mike Dixon and Heidi Glatfelter at Havre de Grace City Hall, 711 Pennington Avenue, April 18 at 7 p.m. discussing "Researching and writing about the War of 1812." Sponsored by the Lock House, contact 410-939-5780 or email email@example.com or visit the website at http://www.thelockhousemuseum.org.
Grace Place Serving Center will serve a free, hot meal April 16 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 North Union Avenue in Havre de Grace. Phone 410-939-2107. Volunteers will provide the luncheon to anyone in need who enters.
Let's dig it – April is Archaeology Month. In honoring Earth Day, who knows what you may find at the annual river sweep along the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Tydings Park to the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House. For details, phone 410-939-7644 or 410-808-6118 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at http://www.hitourtrails.com.
Happy birthday wishes to Leo Heppner (April 13); George Deibel III (April 16); Phil Grundman and my aunt Joan Harding (April 16); Brigitte Peters (April 18).
Preparations are being made for the huge "Attack on Havre de Grace" celebration May 3-5 with drum corps, encampments, visiting ships, concert, costumed reenactors and fireworks. Call 1-800-851-7756 or visit http://www.hdgtourism.com.
Celebrate the War of 1812 bicentennial by buying and flying your 15 stars/15 stripes flag from Haxel Flags, Route 40, $20.
Be a part of the War of 1812 celebration-come join the volunteer militia, May 3-5, to help with the commemorative weekend of the burning of Havre de Grace by the British. All volunteers receive an event t-shirt. Training to be provided. Email email@example.com or phone the tourism office, 410-939-2100 by April 15.
The Humane Society of Harford County invites you to the Bow Wow Boogie, May 3, 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood. Tickets are $50. Call Mary Leavens, 410-836-1090, X101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.harfordshelter.org.
Congratulations to Kristin Schaub of Havre de Grace Elementary School, teacher of the year for Harford County.
Look for spring clearinghouse bargains along the trail of the Havre de Grace Community Yard Sale, April 27 (raindate April 28) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is our 10th time. Spaces are available for $10. Contact me for details, 410-939-6562 or the visitor center, 410-939-2100 to be participants follows: the Woods at Bayview community including Tidewater Drive, Anchor Court, Willow Way and Whitney Court; Havre de Grace United Methodist Church (corner Union and Congress Avenues); Bayside Antiques, 230-232 North Washington Street; 601 Chapel Heights Drive; 463 Commerce Street; 316 Fountain Street; 567 Green Street; 226 North Union Avenue; 709 Monarchos in the Paddocks at Bulle Rock. In Bulle Rock: 414 Azra Court, 305 Bounding Home Court, 325, 330 Cigar Loop, 532, 534 Counterpoint Circle, 114 Deputed Testamony Place, 100,119 Flying Ebony Place, 403, 450, 507 Majestic Prince Circle, 305, 306 Master Derby Drive, 313, 314 Native Dancer Circle, 315 Seattle Slew, 146 Snow Chief, and seven more!
Fourth of July T-shirts are now for sale at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Avenue, 410-939-2100 for $7 to benefit the Havre de Grace Independence celebration.
I treated my Easter basket recipients to a selection of French macaroons from Les Petits Biscous, North Washington Street, they loved them.
Mail your news to 226 North Union Avenue or phone me at 410-939-6562.
Uh, oh. Taxes are due by April 15. Will we see you standing in line at the Havre de Grace post office mailing yours? See ya.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun