Easter is just around the corner, and our neighborhood associations are again holding Easter egg hunts for the little ones.
This weekend the Easter Bunny will be hiding eggs for the children in Orchard Hills, Longford and York Manor on Saturday, March 31, and on Sunday, April 1, for the Lutherville Community Association.
The Longford Community Association begins the Saturday events with a hunt at 11 a.m.
York Manor's hunt is next at noon on Gothard Road and includes hot dogs and refreshments, with April 7 as rain date.
Children in the Lutherville Community Association area should bring their baskets to West Lutherville Park at 3 p.m.; refreshments will be served as well.
Residents of these communities may consult their fliers and newsletters for particulars on the hunts, including potential contributions to bring.
Please remember that these events are for the children and grandchildren of the residents of each community.
Brighten up your home and garden with flowers and plants from the annual Easter Flower Sale sponsored by the Lions Club of Cockeysville-Timonium, April 5-7.
The sale is held on the Yorkridge Shopping Center parking lot, behind the Shell Station at York and Ridgely roads. Proceeds are used for helping people who are in need with the cost of eye glasses and hearing aids.
"Small Can Make a Statement" that's the topic of the Thursday, April 5, meeting of the Lutherville Garden Club.
Karen Gahs, a landscape designer with TDH Landscaping, will discuss the role of small trees in the landscape.
The club meets the first Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. at Providence United Methodist Church, 1318 Providence Road. A business meeting is followed by luncheon and presentation.
Contact membership chairman Carol Kakel, at 410-252-8662, for more information about the group.
April's session of the Ridgely Activity Center, for middle schoolers, is slated for next Friday, April 13, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Ridgely Middle School, 121 E. Ridgely Road, Lutherville-Timonium.
The Lutherville-Timonium Recreation Council sponsors this fun evening, which features a DJ and dancing, board games, ping pong, gym activities and video games. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase.
For more information, contact Kelly Scheel at 410-560-5737, or Janelle Glasser at 410-245-1788.
Valley Presbyterian Church, 2200 W. Joppa Road, Lutherville, will host a performance by the Grove City College touring choir from Grove City, Pa., at its Good Friday Service on April 6, 7 p.m.
Questions? Call 410-828-6234.
"Faithfulness and Foolishness," is the title for an unique service at Towson Unitarian-Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Road, Lutherville, on April Fools Day, April 1.
What do sea gulls, maps, and the Liberty Bell have in common? Find out at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services. The event includes reflections from Michelle Collins' internship last year with the Faithful Fools Street Ministry in San Francisco. The wearing of funny hats is encouraged.
For details, call 410-825-6045.
In this warm weather, the winter holidays seem far in the past. But in the spirit of "better late than never," we mention here the winners of the holiday decorating contest in Orchard Hills:
Congratulations to the creative residents at 1319 and 1322 Burleigh Road, 18 and 25 Cavan Drive, 100 Hedgewood Road, 1308 McPherson Court, 112 Othoridge Road, 5 Sandsbury Road, 131 and 142 Westbury Road, and triple winners 1311, 1313 and 1321A Malbay Drive and 114, 138 and 1314 Warwick Drive.
Even in the warmth of this glorious spring, the warmth you provided in the holiday season is still remembered, and appreciated.