Sympathy offered, yoga classes and knitting group planned

The community wishes to express its sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of Scott Braun. He will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him. A fine young man taken away to soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Yoga classes is held at Grace Church Parish Hall every Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

A Knitting Group will be held every Thursday at the Wilson Ministry Center from 10 a.m to noon.

Dublin United Methodist Church will hold its Vacation Bible School beginning Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11 beginning at 5:45 p.m. with a light supper followed by opening exercise; The Workshop of Wonders begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be classes for all ages and everyone is welcome to attend. Music, crafts and lots of exciting lessons about our Lord to learn.

Come out to the Darlington Volunteer Fire Co. for Zumba fitness. Zumba is a variety of dance and fitness movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance and music. Not a dancer, no worries! With Zumba, dance experience is not required. Classes are held every Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. $5 is the drop-in rate. Bring water and a towel. Dress for comfort and a workout.

The Harford Artists Gallery presents "Flags" July 3 to 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Fridays, 1 to 6 p.m., Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m., in the little cottage at Rockfield Manor. For additional information call 410-420-9499.

Harford residents are engaging in their favorite outdoor activities like camping, hiking, fishing, golfing and working in the yard. Unknown to many is that simply by enjoying these activities or working outdoors, people will put themselves at risk for Lyme disease, the most common vector borne disease in the United States.

Also skin cancer affects all skin types and is the most common cancer in Maryland. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2014, approximately 1,400 Marylanders and 76,100 persons in the United States will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer, the deadliest form of skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, the number people with melanoma, particularly young women, continues to rise. Please use protection at all times, even on a cloudy day.

Save the date: Deer Creek Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) will host its 18th Annual Blueberry Festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 12. Homemade blueberry pies, baked goods and fresh berries will be for sale. Enjoy blueberry desserts with ice cream, a white elephant table, used book sales, a native plant sale, an auction, hot dogs, hamburgers and lemonade. Lunch at a picnic table under the trees. Bring a lawn chair and sit a while! Deer Creek Friends Meeting is at 1212 Main St. in Darlington.

Special activities include craft vendors and food sales from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the parish hall of the Church of the Ascension in Deer Creek Parish on the following Saturday dates: July 19, Aug. 23 and Sept. 20. For further information, call Tim White, 443-643-6301.

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