A peaceful Veterans Day to you, dear readers,
Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is a tribute to all of those who served in our armed forces. The day is also titled Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in Canada, in recognition of the surrender of Imperial Germany in World War I, Nov. 11, 1918. It has been named Veterans Day since 1954.
The Veterans Day observance sponsored by the American Legion Post 47 will commence at 11 a.m. in Tydings Park to honor all military veterans. Phone 410-939-0234 for details.
As we prepare for Thanksgiving; did you know on Nov. 11, 1620, the men on the Mayflower ship signed the Mayflower Compact, before landing in Massachusetts at Cape Cod? This compact was an agreement of the first laws for the new colony.
Grace Place Serving Center will host a free, hot luncheon Nov. 12 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 North Union Avenue, 410-939-2107. Volunteers will serve the regular Tuesdays lunch to those in need. Nov. 12 is also World Kindness Day and Grace Place volunteers help to spread it! Thank you.
Nov. 10 is "Take a Model Train to Work Day." This national day of action was launched in 2001 in conjunction with the World's Greatest Hobby publicity program, in an effort to focus attention on the hobby of model railroading. A train aficionado myself; visit http://www.greatesthobby.com for more details.
To learn more about trains, bridges and the crossing of the Susquehanna River by the railroads, join a Havre de Grace historic walking tour. Tours run every Saturday and Sunday or by appointment with costumed guide for $12. Call 410-939-0565 for details or reservations.
Nov. 12 is Elizabeth Cady Stanton's birthday. Along with Susan B. Anthony, Stanton was the driving force behind the women's suffrage movement. On Nov. 2, 1920, more than 8 million American women voted for the first time. Stanton was born in 1815. Visit http://www.nps.gov/archive/wori/ecs.htm.
Scorpios having birthdays in November include: Kaylie Lyons (Nov. 1); Jan Biondo and Beverly Prior (Nov. 6); Barry Hewitt (Nov. 9); Kim Coakley (Nov. 11); Hanna Lynch, Staci Carpenter, Anna Wasielewski, my twin sisters Jeanette and Deborah Browning and the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum (Its founding) (Nov. 12); Charlie Hiner, David Rimel, Mitch Shank and Barbara Keithley (Nov. 13); Paul Keithley (Nov. 14); and John Fisher and Kathy Keen (Nov. 15).
Nov. 14 is United Nations World Diabetes Day to encourage member states to develop national policies for diabetes prevention, treatment and care.
Let's all pitch in. Havre de Grace recycles paper, metals, plastics, glass and yard waste. Nov. 15 is American Recycles Day.
The Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House will conduct a historic, nature walk on the North Park Trail Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. Contact 410-939-5780, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.thelockhousemuseum.org.
Mary Boehly told me about the Havre de Grace Arts Commission's Harford Choral Society in concert "Songs from Broadway Musicals" performance on Sunday, Nov. 10, 3:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave., Havre de Grace. Free and open to the public, the concert is directed by Dr. William Spencer. The society is in its 59th year of performing classical choral music. For information, phone 410-734-7974 or visit http://www.harfordchoralsociety.org.
Arts by the Bay Gallery, Warren Street Havre de Grace, will celebrate its first five years with a catered gala artist reception Nov. 15. Tickets are $20, 410-409-1336.
Carolyn Colburn phoned looking for garden suggestions for the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum Secret Garden Tour May 17, 2014. Gardens for consideration should be suggested to Carolyn, 410-939-5706.
Terri Glenn at the Havre de Grace Senior Activity Center, Lewis Lane, 410-939-5121 listed the upcoming events: jewelry workshop (Nov. 12, 1 p.m., $15); Book Club (Nov. 14, 10 a.m.); fitness (Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m., $5; "Miracle Worker" about Helen Keller and popcorn (Nov. 15, 1 p.m.); music with Terry Marsh (Nov. 19, 1 p.m.); bingo (Nov. 22, 1 p.m., 25 cents a card); and Lighthouse Cafe (Nov. 25, 9:30 a.m.).
Keep me informed about your Thanksgiving events at 410-939-6562 or drop by 226 North Union Avenue. I'll be raking behind that huge pile of leaves in the ward, See ya!