March arrives to celebrate Women's History and American Red Cross

It's March, dear readers!

Will the old adage of lions and lambs ring true? Will we be in like a lion an out like a lamb, or in like a lamb and out like a lion? One never knows. Will March be traditionally windy? Hold onto your hat and we shall see. Whoosh!

March is Women's History Month and American Red Cross Month. Clara Barton would be pleased!

March is Read Across America Month. Check out a book from our local public library, 120 N. Union Ave., 410-939-6700.

Happy March birthdays to Frank Russo (March 1), Carol Nemeth of the Spencer-Silver Mansion Bed and Breakfast (March 2) and Leo St. Amour (March 5).

Volunteers at Grace Place Serving Center at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave., 410-939-2107, will provide a free, hot luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, to anyone in need who enters their doors.

It's not too early to collect those items for the community wide yard sale April 27 (rain date April 28). Contact me for details, 410-939-6562. Note: businesses downtown, how about a sidewalk sale?

Celebrate the War of 1812 bicentennial by buying and flying your 15 stars, 15 stripes flag from Haxel Flags, Route 40, for $20.

St. David's Day: Every March 1, Welsh ancestry worldwide celebrates St. David's Day by wearing leeks to honor the patron saint of Wales and to remember the ancestors' victory over the Saxons during a battle of the 6th century. St. David advised his countrymen to wear leeks in their caps to recognize each other during the heat of battle; it obviously worked.

The Welsh claim discovery of North America by Welsh prince Madoc ap Owain Gwynedd in 1170 AD. Many Welsh have immigrated here with more than 40 Welsh or St. David's societies in the USA and affiliations to the National Welsh American Foundation in Canada, Hong Kong and Japan.

Happy St. David's Day to my Welsh readers! Wear a leek or daffodil to celebrate.

Jim Dryden with the Friends of the Concord Point Lighthouse said the 2013 volunteer orientation and briefing will be held March 9 at 10 a.m. at the HDG Police Department meeting room. Information? Call 410-939-3213 or emaill

Mark your calendar: March 10 is daylight savings time. Set your clocks forward one hour, or you will be like the white rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland," you will be late for a very important date.

Happy Girl's Day, March 3. This is a very traditional day of honoring daughters in Japan. If you are fortunate enough to have a loving daughter, why not extend the celebration from Tokyo?

A Lenten fish fry will be hosted by the Knights of Columbus each Friday during Lent at Good Shepherd School from 4 to 7 p.m., except March 8 when it will be held at St. Joan of Arc in Aberdeen. Eat in or carryout. Come and enjoy good food and good company.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with John O'Neill, HdG's 1813 Defender and hero on March 16, 2 to 5 p.m. at Coakley's Irish Pub. 406 St. John St., 410-939-8888, enjoy a full, traditional, Irish fare buffet with non alcoholic drinks ($35) and music, prizes, giveaways, raffles and souvenirs. Sponsored by the Concord Point Lighthouse Friends and the O'Neill Cannon Battery, tickets for this War of 1812 Bicentennial fundraiser are available at 410-939-3213. Contact HDG Visitor Center, 410-939-2100/or 410-939-5544, Donations are welcome.

St. Patrick's Irish dinner will be held March 17, 2 to 5 p.m. at St. Patrick Hall, on Pennington Avenue. Enjoy Irish music, spectacular Irish dancers and traditional Irish meal with beer, wine, Irish whiskey and raffles available. Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for children 6 to 12; none will be sold at the door. Contact Judy, 410-939-6318, by March 3.

That's the scoop! Contact me at 410-939-6562 or 226 No. Union Ave. See ya!

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