Hear ye, hear ye! The annual general meeting of the Port Deposit Heritage Corporation is set for Thursday, April 24 starting with a short business meeting at 7 p.m. at the Carriage House, 80 S. Main St. Port's new town administrator, Vicki Rinkerman, is slated to speak on what new is happening in our town. Dr. Bill Pare, treasurer of the St. Patrick's Chapel Historical Association, plans to set up a display which documents the restoration of that building. Refreshments a la Patsy Grace will be served after the meeting.

Twice last week I was a "guest" at Perryville High School's production of "Beauty and the Beast" and it was the most lavish to date. What wonderful performances Director Jill Welsheimer coaxed from her students! Congrats to her cast and crew.

Happy birthday wishes to Norma Sarason as she celebrated on April 12 and to Chisa Jenkins as she added a year to her age on April 14.

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of George B. Griffin Sr. as he passed away last week.

The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8185 entertained the Perry Point veterans on Sunday, April 13 for the first time this season. Auxiliary president Kathy Heaton prepared a picnic for the gentlemen and ladies and Cindi Lamb Wiley entertained the veterans with a sing-a-long.

Our grandson, Gabriel Bierly, blew out nine candles on his birthday cake on April 15 and my old neighbor, Diane Tennis Crabbe, celebrated her birthday on the same day.

Congratulations to Patsy and Jim Bennett, Tome Highway, as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today (April 18). Patsy and Jim were guests of honor at an anniversary party on Sunday, April 6 at the Carriage House, Port.

Susan Hasson and Sharon Miller celebrate birthdays today.

Sign up today for the 14th Annual Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway River Sweep with clean-up locations in Port Deposit, at Bainbridge, in Perryville, in Havre de Grace and on Garrett Island. Go to hitourtrails.com/Riversweep.html. The clean-up takes place from 9 a.m. until noon, rain or shine, with registration from 8 to 9 a.m. Go online or call 410-457-2482 to pre-register.

There will be a workshop for volunteers at the Bainbridge Museum on Wednesday, April 30 at 10 a.m. Learn the "ins and outs of the job." Newcomers are welcome and refreshments will be served. The museum is at 6 S. Main St., in Port.

Mark your calendars: A spring rabies clinic will be held at the Woodlawn Station of Water Witch Fire Company on May 3. Bring cats and ferrets from 9 to 10 a.m. and bring dogs from 10 a.m. to noon.

And get ready for this year's carnival on the grounds of the Water Witch Fire Company. The carnival opens on Tuesday, May 6 and runs through May 10. Advance ride tickets are on sale from fire company members. Plan to enjoy fireworks on Friday, May 9.

A group of about 20 retirees continue to meet each Monday morning at 9 a.m. at the McDonald's in Rising Sun to play bingo for the benefit of the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore. Since the group formed in 2006, they have raised more than $10,000 for the Ronald McDonald House. Bingo is played from 9 to 11 a.m. and the cards are $1 each. Stop by some morning for breakfast, bingo and benevolence.

This year's Basket and Bag Bingo to benefit "Bethany's Angels" will be held on Saturday, May 10 at Good Shepherd School, 800 Aiken Ave., Perryville. This bingo is held on Mother's Day weekend and features basket fillers to please mothers of all ages. All prizes will be Longaberger and Vera Bradley products. Tickets are $15 per person and can be reserved by calling Anne, 410-378-3338. All proceeds will benefit the Cecil County Relay for Life and ultimately, the American Cancer Society.

After much debate, Perryville's Spring Fling has been set for Saturday, May 17 on the grounds of the Community Fire Company of Perryville, 920 Principio Furnace Road (Route 7). Sponsored by the Greater Perryville Chamber of Commerce, this annual event is a hit with locals and visitors, so plan to attend. Contact perryvillespringfling@gmail.com or call 443-553-3579.