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North Park nature walk on the agenda this weekend [Havre de Grace]

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Hello dear readers,

The Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House will conduct a historic, nature walk on the North Park Trail, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. Meet at the Lockhouse for this free, one hour, informative tour. Phone 410-939-5780, email lockhouse@gmail.com or visit http://www.thelockhousemuseum.org.

Also as you plan for Christmas, the Lockhouse holiday boutique is Dec. 7, noon to 3 p.m.; Dec. 8, noon to 6 p.m. and the 41st candlelight tour of selected homes and historic Havre de Grace sites on Dec. 8, 4 to 8 p.m. Early birds get tickets for $15 until Dec. 1.

Tomorrow, Nov. 16 is the International Day of Tolerance.

Since November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, it may come as no surprise Nov. 16 is also the Great American Smoke Out Day.

A different smoke, that of candles, may be at the birthday celebrations of Ryan Anthony Hopps (Nov. 2); Ralph Redding, Charlie Hiner (Nov. 13); Bill Atkinson (Nov. 16); David Dawson, Jerry Gatto (Nov. 19); Donna Fisher, Elizabeth Martin, Sarah Currier, Matthew Moore (Nov. 20); Ana Marie Smith, Charlotte Gregory, Julie Ducharme (Nov. 22); Ann Lohsen, and fellow columnist Joanne Bierly (Nov. 23); Perry Shaffer (Nov. 24).

Happy wedding anniversary celebrations are planned for Neil and Heather Willoughby (Nov. 11); Steve and Ruby Anne Saltzgiver (Nov. 16); Walter and Jeannette Coppersmith (Nov. 20, their 60th). Congratulations.

November is Native American/Indian Heritage Month. Learn about the Susquehannocks and Indians of Havre de Grace on a city historic walking tour, with costumed guide, by appointment, 410-939-0565.

Grace Place Serving Center will host a free, hot luncheon Nov. 19 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 Tuesday lunch to those in need.

Terri Glenn at the Havre de Grace Senior Activity Center, Lewis Lane, 410-939-5121 listed the upcoming events: Music with Terry Marsh (Nov. 19, 1 p.m.); Bingo (Nov. 22, 1 p.m., 25 cents card); Lighthouse Cafe (Nov. 25, 9:30 a.m.); Blood Pressure screening (Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-noon); Thanksgiving meal at the center (Nov. 27, 11:30 a.m.).

Every fourth Sunday of the month (Nov. 24) the American Legion Post 47, 501 St. John Street, Havre de Grace will present a Sunday breakfast for kings and queens, 8 to 11 a.m. for $6. Phone 410-939-0234 for details.

President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, Nov. 19, 1863 at the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa., during the Civil War. It is hailed as one of the greatest speeches in U.S. history.

Steppingstone Museum hosts Thanksgiving open hearth cooking, Nov. 23, 1 to 4 p.m. Craft goods for sale. 410-939-2299; http://www.steppingstonemuseum.org.

Plan on First Fridays "Light up the Night" tree lighting and Christmas parade in Havre de Grace, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. Aberdeen will host "Christmas Dreams" Christmas events and parade at 3 p.m. on Dec. 7.

Harford Memorial Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary hosts "Lights of Life" holiday tree lighting Dec. 5, 4 p.m. in the hospital main lobby. Refreshments and entertainment follow.

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.

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

That's a wrap, folks. Have a great week. Keep me informed at 410-939-6562 or 226 North Union Avenue. See ya!

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