Deer Creek Coffeehouse kicks off a new season with Claudia Nygaard

The Deer Creek Coffeehouse announces its second season for exploring live folk music and singer/songwriter music in an intimate candlelit setting at the new Deer Creek Coffeehouse in the picturesque setting of Darlington. Performing Nov. 10 will be Claudia Nygaard at 4:30 p.m. Come join them for a fun-filled afternoon. Adults are $10, students are $5 (or, as always, pay what you can). Homemade baked goods, snacks, coffee, tea and water are available for purchase.

How does your garden grow? What did you say? You would love to plant a garden and grow some food, but you don't have space? The Dublin Darlington Recreation Council is planning a community garden at Francis Silver Park for spring 2014. Anyone interested in renting a 4-by-8-foot raised bed garden space, please contact Jane Howe,, as soon as possible. The recreation council is surveying how much interest there is in this project. It will start small, so spaces could fill quickly on a first come, first served basis.

Christmas In The Woods at Rockfield Manor on Churchville in Bel Air will be held Friday, Nov. 1 through Dec. 1. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handcrafts, gardens, jewelry, florals, country, girls and ladies accessories, specialty foods, collectibles and gifts for all occasions are available. Come visit us, buy a gift for yourself or a present for someone you care for.

The Harford Artists Gallery presents the November-December Holiday Art Show & Sale Dec. 7 and 8. A holiday open house will be held through Dec. 22 in the cottage at Rockfield Manor. Come out and browse.

The Darlington Lions Club is having its annual Christmas Fruit Sale. Navel oranges are available by the full case for $27 and the half case for $15. Grapefruit can be purchased for $24 for a full case and $14 for a half case. The fruit will be distributed Dec. 14 at the Darlington Methodist Church from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Orders may be place by calling Larry Burton, 410-457-8787, before Nov. 20.

The Darlington Gababouts, a Senior Group, will meet on Monday in November (this is a change from the usual Wednesday gatherings) at Broom's  Bloom, Route 543 (1700 Fountain Green Road), Bel Air, for lunch and fellowship. Please let Mary Ella,, or Bernadette Low Bernadette,, know if you will be coming.

Dublin United Methodist Church will be hosting a community ham dinner Saturday, Nov. 23, serving from 4 to 7 p.m. On the menu is ham, potatoes, green beans, dessert and beverage. Dinner is free and freewill donations are accepted.

Community members are invited to attend the Wilson Center's annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. in the Grace Memorial Church Sanctuary, 1022 Main St. in Darlington.  Featured performers will be the "High Strung Quartet," the "Susquehanna Singers" and local solo artist. Following the concert, the Wilson Center will host a special open house to recognize 20 years of service to the community. There will be plenty of delicious holiday refreshments for everyone to enjoy as they stroll through the building viewing historical displays depicting Center activities over the past 20 years. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event offered as a gift to our community.  

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