It's springtime, and that means it's also yard sale time. It's always very tempting when I ride past a yard sale to stop and see if there are any treasures; but since I've been cleaning my house out, I have successfully resisted bringing more stuff into the house so far.

Many people spend their weekends visiting yard sales as a hobby. For those treasure seekers, May 26 will be a big day for them. The Lisbon United Methodist Church will be having its community yard sale that day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is next to Lisbon Elementary School at 15875 Frederick Road. To reserve space to sell your treasures, call 410-489-9519.

Don't spend all your money at the May 26 yard sale because the Poplar Springs United Methodist Church will be holding its Historic National Road Yard Sale on June 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is at 915 East Watersville Road. in Poplar Springs. To reserve a space, call 410-489-7269.

When the warm weather comes, people start to travel more and accidents happen. Now is the time to give the gift of life. The Calvary Lutheran Church will be holding a blood drive on May 18 from noon to 6 p.m. The church is at 16151 Old Frederick Road, in Woodbine. However, their official mailing address is Mount Airy. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 4120-489-5280.

It seems that everyone donates to food banks during the holidays when there's a big rush to provide holiday dinners for those in need. People are down on their luck all year long; so don't forget to continue supporting the food pantry at the Glenelg United Methodist Church.

The church is on Burntwoods Road on the way to Glenelg High School. The food pantry is in the back of the church on the lower level. The food pantry is open for donations and for those in need of food on the third Saturday of the month from 9 to 10 a.m.

The Howard County Office on Aging will be sponsoring a program entitled; "Long Term Living: Covering the Cost" on May 30 at 11 a.m. at the Kiwanis Wallas Recreation Center, 3300 Norbert's Way, in Ellicott City.

Long-term care includes; in-home care, assisted living, and nursing home care. Long-term care insurance is not the only solution to ensure a future of quality care. This program will explore all option for long term care and will be presented by the Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program. For more information or to register, call 410-313-7391. The program is free to the public.