Big Cam and the Lifters to rock Tydings Park [Havre de Grace]

Will we see you at the concert in Tydings Park tonight (July 19) dear readers?

The Havre de Grace Arts Commission will sponsor Big Cam and the Lifters, a five piece rock n' roll group ( This evening at 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Since July is National Picnic Month, celebrate by bringing picnics and chairs to the concert. No rain date. On July 26, the Lix Band will perform classic rock.

Since July is National Ice Cream Month, after the concert stroll over to Bomboy's Ice Cream parlor, 329 Market Street (410-939-2924) or visit Bruster's, 1834-A Pulaski Highway (410-306-6618) for the frozen treat to celebrate the birthdays of: Joyce Copenhaver (July 19); Jacob Moor (July 20); John Immel (July 21); Shirley Margan, Mark Ver Valin (July 24); "Granny" Elsie Collison (July 25); Zack Parks (July 26).

Saturday morning 9 a.m. to noon, drop by the Havre de Grace Farmers Market, 450 Pennington Avenue at Washington Street. Since July is National Blueberry Month and National Pickle Month, find those delights here at the market sponsored by Main Street, Inc.

With July being National Hot Dog, National Lasagna and National Baked Beans Month, I wonder what the volunteers will serve at Grace Place Serving Place, St. John's Episcopal Church, 410-939-2107 on July 23, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A free, hot luncheon will be served to those in need.

Terri Glenn at the Havre de Grace Senior Activity Center on Lewis Lane 410-939-5121 will sponsor the following: Fresh produce order due (July 22, $10); Crab feast (July 23, 1 p.m., $10); Coffee talk with Suzanne (July 24, 10 a.m.); Blood pressure screening (July 24, 10 a.m.-noon); Center Bingo (July 26, 1 p.m.); Lighthouse Cafe-coffee, teas (July 29, 9:30 a.m.); delivery produce boxes (July 29).

Mary Boehly told me about the special edition 2013 John O'Neill medallion sale by the Havre de Grace Arts Commission. Medallions cost $10; available at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Avenue, 410-939-2100. John O'Neill became widely known for his heroic acts on May 3, 1813 when British forces under Admiral George Cockburn attacked Havre de Grace. Maming the cannons at Concord Point when the British barges appeared, he commenced firing but was injured by the gun's recoil. British forces captured O'Neill and were to hang him as a traitor, May 4. John's 16 year old daughter, Matilda rowed out to the British ships with evidence of her father's commission in the Maryland militia, and pleaded for his release. Admiral Cockburn in honor of her bravery promised to release her father, which he did.

Alla Bradley informed me that Bill Braun will teach line dancing at the American Legion Post 47, 501 St. John Street, 410-939-0234, Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Donation of $10 includes, instruction, dancing, beer and water.

Mark Hemler wanted you to know that comic Paul Venier will perform July 27 at the Havre de Grace Community Center, 100 Lagaret Lane after a delicious spaghetti dinner (6 p.m.). Cost $25 benefits the Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps, 410-939-6658 or or visit

Rosie Deal gave me information about the VFW sponsored Gold for Veterans tournament, Sept. 30 at Ruggles APG Golf Course. View for details or phone 410-939-4578. ($75).

Remind your kids that July 23 is National Parent's Day. Maybe they will let you watch your favorite programs on the television for awhile that day!

The April/May 2013 issue of Chesapeake Home and Living Magazine showed a Havre de Grace delight on page 64. Pictured were tempting macaroons whipped up by Francophile Wanda Hall at her store Les Petits Bisous (Little kisses), 100 North Washington Street, 410-652-3889, Wanda keeps about eight flavors in stock at all times including lemon, vanilla, chocolate and salted caramel. Absolutely delicious.

That's the short and sweet of it. Please keep me informed at 410-939-6562 or by note at 226 North Union Avenue. See ya!

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