Way of the Cross, egg hunt highlight HdG Easter activities

On April 6, Good Friday, the Susquehanna Ministerium will sponsor the Good Friday Way of the Cross beginning at Jean Roberts Park (railroad bridge), 503 St. John St. from noon until 1 p.m. For details, phone 410-939-2464. Havre de Grace Parks and Recreation will host its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday at noon in Tydings Park. Free admission; 410-939-6724

Happy Easter dear readers!

Havre de Grace Parks and Recreation will host its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday at noon in Tydings Park. Free admission; 410-939-6724.

Buy an antique Easter postcard or two at the Spring Chesapeake Postcard Fair Saturday at the Havre de Grace Community Center, 100 Lagaret Lane; for details, 410-939-0999, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact marymartinpostcards@gmail.com or http://www.marylmartin.com.

Happy Easter, April 8.

Passover, or Pesach, begins Saturday. This Jewish festival commemorates the deliverance of the Jews from slavery in Egypt, and marked the beginning of the harvest season. Jewish families gather together for a special dinner called Seder.

All my Scottish readers will be celebrating National Tartan Day today. Passed unanimously by Congress (that may be hard to believe!) March 20, 1998, the resolution established National Tartan Day to recognize the contributions that Americans of Scottish ancestry have made to our national heritage.

National Library Week will be celebrated April 8 to 14. Visit our local branch on Union Avenue, 410-939-6700.

Richard Carter phoned to say the osprey has nested again atop the firehouse on Union Avenue as of March 27.

April is National Poetry Month. Begun by the Academy of American Poets in April, 1996, National Poetry Month brings together literary organizations, libraries, schools and poets around the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Visit http://www.poets.org/index.php.

Grace Place Serving Center will serve a free, hot meal April 10 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave. in Havre de Grace. Phone 410-939-2107. Volunteers will provide lunch to anyone in need who enters.

Another bargain meal splurge! Boy Scout Troop 967 spaghetti dinner and bake sale will be April 14 4 to 7 p.m. at the Havre de Grace United Methodist Church, Congress and Union avenues. Adults are $7; seniors are $6; and children are $4. Eat in or carry out.

The Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace at the Lock House reopens April 14, 1 to 5 p.m. for the season. Free admission. Contact 410-939-5780 or lockhousemuseum@gmail.com/www.thelockhousemuseum.org.

The museum will host its annual dinner meeting April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Bayou Restaurant, Route 40. Cost is $30. To reserve, contact Executive Director Danyelle Dorsey, 410-939-5780.

Cathy Vincenti let me know the Havre de Grace Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be held April 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Bayou Restaurant, Route 40. Attendees will "Meet the Candidates" for Havre de Grace offices. To reserve a seat, phone 410-939-3303 or email hdegchamber1@comcast.net.

The Ellsworth Shank lecture series will host Jim Chrismer at Havre de Grace City Hall, 711 Pennington Ave., April 19 at 7 p.m. discussing "Harford County and the Civil War: An Overview." Sponsored by the Lock House; contact is 410-939-5780 or email lockhousemuseum@gmail.com

On a wet note...if some of the drizzle of April showers has you thinking of Noah's Ark or floods in titanic proportions, remember April 14 (1912) commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of HMS Titanic to the bottom of the Atlantic. Perhaps a breezy walk along the Havre de Grace Promenade one day this week will put things in a better perspective.

Look for spring clearinghouse bargains along the trail of the Havre de Grace Community Yard Sale April 21 (raindate April 22) from 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m. This is our eighth time; the ninth is set for Sept. 15 (raindate Sept. 16). Contact me for details, to reserve a space for $10 or to list your participation at your own address, at 410-939-6562, at 226 N. Union Ave. or phone the Visitors Center, 410-939-2100.

Bulle Rock residents have clamored to the yard sale event with the following participants (so far): 210 Spectacular Bid; 108 Flying Ebony Place; 114, 204 Touch of Gold Drive; 305 Seattle Slew Place; 215 Thunder Gulch Circle; 403, 460, 543 Majestic Prince Circle; 140, 146 Snow Chief Drive; 401 Azra Court; 208, 220 Smarty Jones Terrace; 317, 319 Victory Gallop Court; 520, 552 Ferdinand Drive; 312, 314 Native Dancer Circle; 232, 244 Whirlaway Lane; 101 Vigil Circle; 504, 534 Counterpoint Circle. Whew! That's a growing list!

"Who Z What's Its!" with George Wagner is a fun event to learn more about your special pieces you treasure. Let George at Bahoukas, 467 Franklin St., evaluate your items to identify them and appraise their value. For an appointment time, please phone 410-942-1290 or email bahoukas@verizon.net.

Carolyn Colburn is seeking tour stops for the Saturday, May 19 Havre de Grace Secret Garden Tour. If you would like your gardens included, phone 410-939-5706, or email c.wc07hdg@msn.com. Artists, vendors and exhibitors are sought for the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum's flower/garden mart. A container garden competition will also be held, contact Cynthia Leffler, 410-652-9757 or rcmcrusty@aol.com.

Thanks for reading the column. Keep me informed at 410-939-6562 or 226 N. Union Ave. See ya!

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