March over for food and fun before Easter bunny's arrival later this month

Spring forth as taste tempting meals, planned with budding appetites in mind, pepper local church calendars:

Hop over to Violetville United Methodist Church, 3648 Coolidge Ave., Saturday, March 9, for breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9 a.m. to noon. Scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes, juice and hot drinks are menu highlights. Bake table treats sold separately. Photos available. Freewill baskets for meals.

Nibble facts from 410-525-3191.

Hungry man suppers are dished up in Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church, 4513 Ridge Ave., every month. Join the welcoming fellas at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, for a seasonal treat. Faith enrichment included.

Call 410-242-5918.

Raven Arrington, a member of this church, will spread goodwill on a People to People Student Ambassador trip to Ireland. A St. Patrick buffet, featuring Irish favorites, is planned to help raise the needed tuition. A $50 ticket covers the meal, dancing to a live band, prizes and raffles from 8 p.m. to midnight on Friday, March 15. Reservations required.

Call 443-250-9017 or email

The Men's Club of Ascension Parish hosts a shrimp and bull roast, featuring an abundance of meats and seafood, hot and cold side dishes, desserts and drinks. The $40 ticket covers dinner, music, wheels and contests 5 to 10 p.m., March 16, in Brewer Hall, 4601 Maple Ave.

Buy tickets from Joe Herbert, 410-247-3497, or the parish house, 410-242-2292.

St. Patrick would approve of St. Stephen Lutheran Church's menu: corned beef, savory cabbage, potatoes, Irish soda bread, dessert and drinks, dished up 4 to 7 p.m., March 16, at 901 Courtney Road. Freewill offering.

Call 410-242-0422.

Arbutus United Methodist Church, 1201 Maple Ave., will honor St. Patrick on March 17 with a feast of succulent corned beef and cabbage, Irish potatoes, green beans, desserts and warm drinks, served from noon to 3 p.m. Freewill offering. Carryouts available. Walk-ins welcome.

Nibble information at 410-242-9029.

The Lenten journey

The Greater Lansdowne Interfaith Partnership continues on Wednesdays with Lenten gatherings for the community. Potluck suppers at 6 p.m. precede 7 p.m. services.

• March 6: Lansdowne United Methodist Church, 114 Lavern Ave. Pastor Wayne Chung shares the message.


• March 13: Christ United Methodist Church, 2833 Florida Ave. The Rev. Trent Owings preaches.


Hope Presbyterian Church, 4748 Shelbourne Road, sponsors Lenten Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. with hot soups and hearty sandwiches, followed by 7:30 p.m. worship focused on the 40 days of Lent. Casual attire. Love offering. All ages.

Call 410-247-4673.

Halethorpe Community Church's "He's Alive!" cantata will raise the rafters March 17, at 11 a.m., 1312 Francis Ave. Let these exuberant vocalists and instrumentalists carry you forth to the empty tomb.

Stations of the Cross at 5:30 p.m. are followed by soup and bread suppers Fridays in St. Clement Catholic Church, 2700 Washington Ave. All ages.

Deacon Paul ladles up particulars at 410-242-1025.

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4414 Wilkens Ave., hosts Lenten Fridays with "Being the Body of Christ" at 6 p.m.; Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m.; and adult faith discussions and book study, 7:45 p.m.

Call Gloria Smith, 410-242-9533, or call the church, 410-242-0131.

Eggstra egg hunt fun

Basket toters may fill them with eggs hidden on the grounds of Arbutus United Methodist Church, 10 a.m. to noon, March 16. Festivities include holiday projects and a scrumptious brunch.

Call 410-242-9029.

Egg-cited youngsters, ages 2 to 10, may find eggs on the lawn at Halethorpe Community Church, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 23. A seasonal snack, prizes and activities are free to all.

Call 410-242-7408.

An eggcellent hunt at St. Stephen Lutheran Church begins at 11 a.m., March 23. Children play games, decorate cupcakes, retrieve hidden eggs and share finger food. Preschoolers and older invited. Free.

Hop over or call 410-242-0422.

An eggstroidinary egg hunt and fun fair will delight little ones from 10 a.m. to noon, March 30, at Lansdowne United Methodist Church. Tasty finger foods, games, Easter craft-making plus the search for hidden eggs are the church's gift to attendees.

Crack open details at 410-247-4624.

Sunday school eggsplorers gather treasure-filled eggs at 9:45 a.m., March 31, in Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church. The Easter story and tasty nibbles included for ages 2 to 12. Free. Bring a basket.

Register your young ones at 410-242-5918.

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