Happy Easter dear readers!
Today, Good Friday, The Susquehanna Ministerium will sponsor the Good Friday Way of the Cross beginning at Jean Roberts Park (railroad bridge), 503 St. John St. from noon to 1 p.m. For details, phone 410-939-2464.
On Saturday, the Havre de Grace Recreation Committee sponsors an Easter Egg Hunt in Tydings Park at noon. Free admission. 410-939-6724.
The Shamrocks youth group at St. Patrick's Church in Havre de Grace will host an Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday at 10 a.m. (rain or shine) in the church courtyard and school. Please bring individually wrapped candy donations to St. Patrick's Church office on Congress Avenue beforehand.
Grace Place Serving Center will serve a free, hot meal April 22 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave. in Havre de Grace. Phone 410-939-2167 for details. Volunteers will provide the luncheon to anyone who enters in need.
Happy April birthdays: Jill Hartsfield (April 4); Nathan Willoughby and Ryan Weitzel (April 11), Ethan Michale Mathias and Genevieve Datesman (April 14); and Paul Stratton (April 20). Happy anniversary Steiner and Lovie Jane Pierce (April 8) and Scott and Kelly Pentz (April 17).
April 18 is the 103rd anniversary of the most destructive earthquake in U.S. history. The earthquake struck San Francisco at 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906; rupturing gas lines and igniting dozens of fires which united into the disaster's single largest blaze, reaching 20 stories high. Its temperature exceeded 2,000 degrees, hot enough to melt steel, and the fire burned for three days. When the last embers were out, five square miles had been incinerated; some 28,000 buildings destroyed and an estimated 3,000 people killed. This truly was a disaster of gigantic proportions.
Fair warning to all bosses! April 22 is Administrative Professional's Day (the old Secretary's Day) and April 20 to 25 is Administrative Professionals Week.
April 20 is Patriot's Day in Maine and Massachusetts. Remember the Battles of Concord and Lexington which triggered the American Revolution in 1775? Our Concord Street is named for the battle.
It's not too early to collect those items for the Havre de Grace Community-wide Yard Sale April 26 (raindate April 27). Contact me for details, 410-939-6562. Spaces are available for $10. Note: Businesses downtown, how about a sidewalk sale? Coakley's Pub, Doodads, Billie Smith's Designs and Flicker Scents are planning to participate.
Already the list of participating yard sales grows, including: 218 War Admiral Way, 319 Victory Gallop Court, 146 Snow Chief Drive, 325 and 326 Cigar Loop, 328 Tecumseh Way and 303 Native Dancer Circle, all in Bulle Rock; 304 Superior St. off Route 155 and 226 N. Union Ave. Add 547 Hall Court.
Take a guided historical walking tour every Saturday through November, 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 at http://www.mainstreethdg.com, 410-939-1811, 410-939-0565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission has a quiz for students in kindergarten through fifth grade and sixth through 12th grade to win an oval sticker, "I walked the Lafayette Trail." Quiz copies are available at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Ave., 410-939-2100. A great family project!
Take advantage of Clean-Up Days April 19 and 26 and May 3, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. sponsored by the Havre de Grace Department of Public Works, 410-939-1800 ext. 1107.
In honoring Earth Day, join the annual River Sweep along the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway April 26, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., from Tydings Park to the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House. For details, contact 410-939-7644, 410-457-2482, email@example.com or http://www.hitourtrails.com.
The Humane Society of Harford County invites you to the Bow Wow Boogies May 2, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood. Tickets are $50. Contact Mary Leavens, 410-836-1090 ext. 101, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.harfordshelter.org.
Finally, the annual delicious fish fry and games night is tonight (Friday) 4 to 8 p.m. at the Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post 47, 501 St. John St. $15 for adults, $7 for children 10 and under. Menu includes white perch, whiting, catfish, scalloped potatoes, beans, coleslaw, hush puppies and beverage.
Mail your news at 226 N. Union Ave. or phone me at 410-939-6562. See ya!