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Seafood galore in Havre de Grace this weekend

By Ron Browning, 410-939-6562; Fax 410-939-1833

11:11 AM EDT, August 7, 2013

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It's seafood time, dear readers!

Enjoy the 33rd Havre de Grace Seafood Festival in Tydings Park Friday, Aug. 9, 3 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sample seafood delicacies from near and far, while enjoying live entertainment, artisans and crafters and retail vendors. Welcome to the Oak Ridge Boys, live in concert, Friday. Admission to the festival is free. For more information or concert tickets, phone 410-939-1525 or visit http://www.hdgseafoodfestival.org.

Roses, radishes and rosemary. The Havre de Grace Farmers Market will delight you with fresh produce and other goodies. Satisfy your gastronomic desires Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at the market at 450 Pennington Ave.

Saturday is Lazy Day. Celebrate by lying in a hammock in the cool shade with an iced glass of lemonade and this column and read on ...yawn!

Ray Astor informed me that August commemorates the 68th anniversary of several important historical events from World War II. On Aug. 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped upon Hiroshima, Japan, followed by a second atomic bomb dropped upon Nagasaki, Aug. 9, 1945. By Aug. 14, 1945, Japan surrendered. Aug. 15 is VJ Day; Victory in Japan Day. On Sept. 2, 1945, Gen. Douglas MacArthur received the Japanese delegation to sign the official papers of surrender on the USS Missouri, thus ending World War II. Thank you, to all our World War II veterans.

A free, hot luncheon will be served by volunteers at Grace Place Serving Place, St. John's Episcopal Church, 410-939-2107 on Aug. 13 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to anyone in need who enters.

Early warning! Prepare early for the community-wide yard sale Sept. 21 (raindate Sept. 22) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spaces are $10. Details at 410-939-6562 or 410-939-2100.

Plan now! The 50th Havre de Grace Art Show will be held Friday, Aug. 16, 5 to 9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Tydings Park, by Soroptimist International, 410-939-9342, hdgartshow@gmail.com. Good show!

Happy birthday wishes Richard Collins (Aug. 8); Cecil Hill (Aug. 10); and Walter Coppersmith (Aug. 16).

Anniversaries will be remembered by Paul and Jane Martin (Aug. 5); and Harford County Executive David Craig and lovely first lady, Melinda Craig (Aug. 14).

Drop by the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, to purchase your special edition 2013 John O'Neill medallion, commemorating the War of 1812 local hero, to benefit the Havre de Grace Arts Commission. Medallions cost $10; reserve yours at 410-939-2100.

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.

The Friends of the Concord Point Lighthouse have a new fundraising venture to purchase a brick on the legacy walkway leaving from the lighthouse to the O'Neill cannon, commemorating family, friends or loved ones ($100). Call 410-939-3213 or email concordpointlighthouse@verizon.net.

That's a wrapup, folks. Keep me in the loop at 410-939-6562 or 226 N. Union Ave. See ya!