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Hop over to West Friendship Elementary Spring Festival [West Friendship]

Cake walk. Lollipop Tree. Tiger Bean Bag. Duck Pool. Giant Jenga. Rainbow Salon and Coin Drop, too. Just a few of the irresistible games and activities in store for the kids at West Friendship Elementary during the annual Spring Festival on May 9.

This long standing fun day tradition continues thanks to the volunteer efforts of countless teachers, staff, parents, business partners and PTA members.

The annual St. James United Methodist Church Spring Fling is set for May 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bedding plants, hanging baskets, tons of flea market finds, hot breakfast and lunch items in the fellowship hall and the yummy baked goods from the United Methodist Women's bake sale table. Proceeds from the sale benefit the St. James Camp Hope team. St. James is on Route 99 just off of Route 32.

More Mother's Day floral opportunities await the community during the annual St. Andrew's Episcopal Church plant sale on May 10 and 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Annuals, cutting garden flowers, hanging pots, vegetable and herbs and planters galore. Funds from the plant sale go toward the Youth Pilgrimage Trip planned in July. St. Andrew's is at 2892 Route 97 in Glenwood. Questions? Call Lynne Hall Quinn at 410-292-8202.

Need building supplies for spring projects? The annual Peak Auction Building Materials sale is set for May 10, 9 a.m., at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship. New doors, windows, lumber, trim, molding, flooring products, cabinets, hardware, vanities and more. The sale goes on all day.

Members of the Celestial Searchers Astronomy Club enjoyed the final meeting of the school year on April 29. The feature of the evening was discussion of the sun. Joel Goodman, founder of the club, set up solar telescopes in front of Bushy Park Elementary where club members were able to begin the meeting with an outdoor activity. Plans were made for the annual summer Star-B-Q which is planned for June 7.

Email me and let me know how you are doing with keeping the deer at bay this year. Readers always love to hear the latest foils for the pesky deer situation. Once again we are trying the shredded Irish Spring soap method to spread over emerging daylily plants. Otherwise the greens are chomped off each morning.

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