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Havre de Grace summer concerts in the park wrap up Friday with Lix [Column]

This is it, dear readers,

The last Havre de Grace Arts Commission summer concert, tonight (Friday) at 7:30 p.m. in Tydings Park. Lix, a five piece classic rock band, will perform the last concert of the season (www.lixband.com). Free and open to the public. Since July is National Picnic Month, celebrate by bringing picnics and chairs to the concert. No rain date.

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

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

Mark Hemler wanted you to know that comic Paul Venier will perform Saturday at the Havre de Grace Community Center, 100 Lagaret Lane, after a delicious spaghetti dinner (6 p.m.). Cost of $25 benefits the Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps, 410-939-6658 or http://www.hdgac.org or visit http://www.comedytornado.com.

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

Mary Boehly told me about the special edition 2013 John O'Neill medallion sale by the Havre de Grace Arts Commission. Medallions honoring heroic John O'Neill cost $10; available at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center.

This day in history...Ray Astor reminded me that July 27 is the anniversary of the Korean Armistice of 1953. Thank you Korean War veterans!

Be warned! Prepare early for the Havre de Grace Community-wide Yard Sale Sept. 21 (raindate Sept. 22). Details at 410-939-6562 or 410-939-2100. Spaces $10.

St. Patrick Church will host a blood drive July 30, 2 to 8 p.m. Please call 1-800-733-2767 (1-800-RED-CROSS) to schedule your life-saving donation. Gift to all participants!

Since July is National Ice Cream Month, celebrate the following with the frozen treat: birthdays: Zack Parks (July 26) and Adam Datesman (July 30); and anniversaries: Fred and Tara Zellman (July 26) and Ed and Sandy Matthews (July 31). Congratulations.

Look for First Fridays in Havre de Grace Aug. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. downtown.

The Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission is pleased with the 70 oval blue and white signs encouraging one to experience, promote, traverse, waddle and walk the blue line of the 3-mile trail through the Havre de Grace Historic District and downtown. Completers of the trail route can reward themselves with an oval blue and white "I walked the Lafayette Trail, Havre de Grace, MD" car decal sticker ($2 plus tax) available at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center.

The trail is also marked with 57 blue and silver medallions embedded in the sidewalk, corresponding to 57 historic Havre de Grace structures described in the "Lafayette Trail: a self-guided tour of Historic Havre de Grace" brochure, available at the visitor center and city hall.

Stop by the visitor center, too, for the student quiz of the Lafayette Trail, created by the Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission for students in kindergarten through fifth grade and sixth through 12th grade to win an oval sticker "I walked the Lafayette Trail." Lafayette Trail T-shirts are available now for $10 at the Spencer-Silver Mansion B&B, 200 S. Union Ave., 410-939-1485. A great family fun project!

Take a guided historical walking tour every first weekend through November, Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. or schedule a tour by appointment. Enjoy a 1 1/2 hour walking tour through tree-lined streets. Tickets are available at http://www.mainstreethdg.com, 410-459-3840, 410-939-0565 or hdgmainstreet@verizon.net.

Have you stopped at Joyce's Art Pit, on St. John Street, where visual artist Joyce B. Blair features some fantastic works? http://www.beenet.net/eblair/jblair@bee.net.

A teen ice cream taste off will be held at the Havre de Grace library Aug. 3, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 120 N. Union Ave. A Shark Week lock-in (ages 13 to 17) is scheduled Aug. 9 and 10, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Phone 410-939-6700 for details or to register.

To celebrate National Lighthouse Day Aug. 7, the Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse will celebrate at Pat's Pizza, 5 to 9 p.m. on Revolution Street with a 20 percent of every purchase going to lighthouse restoration projects. Details: 410-939-3213 or email concordpointlighthouse@verizon.net.

Please keep me informed at 410-939-6562 or drop a note at 226 N. Union Ave. See ya!

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