Four Seasons Sports Complex will present a community fundraising event on March 23. The Middle School Fun Night will run from 7 to 11 p.m. This evening is for those children in grades sixth through eighth, ages 11 to 14 years old.
The cost to get in is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised will go to the PTO at North Carroll Middle School, when you mention the school. The evening will feature supervised activities including an inflatable obstacle course, music, dancing, and the courts and turf field will be available for open play.
In addition, the complex will be providing pizza and drinks for the kids as well.
Future Fun Nights include April 13 and May 25. The complex is located at 2710 Hampstead-Mexico Road, Hampstead. For information, you may call the complex at 410-239-3366, visit www.4seasonssportscomplex.com, and you can register through the link found on their Facebook page.
Celebrating with the Easter Bunny
Easter isn’t that far away — time to mark your calendars for lots of spring activities and Easter events.
Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. The menu includes raw, fried and steamed oysters, oyster stew, oyster fritters, pit beef, salads, desserts and drinks will include beer, soda, iced tea, and coffee.
The roast will also include raffles and music by the band Half Serious.
For tickets, you can call Jen, 443-865-4695 or Michele, 410-458-7292, and they will accept checks, cash or credit card. The fire department is located at 16020 Carnival Ave., Upperco.
St. Mark’s blood drives
Blood donors are heavily sought after right now, and you can help save a life by donating your blood at one of the tentatively scheduled drives at St. Mark’s.
The church has a drive scheduled for Thursdays, March 29, June 7, Aug. 9 and Monday, Oct. 8. The American Red Cross is offering a new feature to donors, RapidPass, to make the appointment. You may do so by visiting, www.redcrossblood.org.
There will be a large variety of baked goods, dyed eggs, and lunch items such as chicken noodle soup, cold cut subs, hot dogs, sides and more. Carryout’s will also be available.
Some other items featured will be craft items and items for sale such as Rada Cutlery, cookbooks, military bracelets and 3x5 nylon embroidered star American Flags, for $20 each. The children don’t have school that day, so bring them out for some surprises.
All proceeds will benefit the Girls State Program, which is a nonpartisan program that “teaches young women responsible citizenship and love for God and country,” according to a press release. Applications for Girls State 2018, which will be held from June 17-22 at Salisbury University, are available at Manchester Valley High School, in the guidance office.
The legion is located at 4600 Legion Lane, Hampstead. For information, call Beverly Martin at 410-374-4063.
The Northeast Social Action Program is seeking items for their food pantry to assist local families with an Easter dinner. If you’d like to donate, they are collecting the following items: cranberry sauce, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, canned fruit, bag/box plain rice (white or brown), baked beans, cake mix, frosting, large box of instant potatoes, peas, cans of gravy and broth, corn muffin mix, flavored noodle mix, other pasta (not spaghetti noodles), and jelly.
Hours for donations are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Friday, and from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursdays. NESAP is located at 1046 S. Carroll St., Hampstead. For information, you may reach them at 410-239-6216.
2nd Annual Hampstead-Manchester Business and Community Expo: March 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Manchester Valley High School, 3300 Maple Grove Road, Manchester. Information: www.hampsteadmerchants.net.
First Responder Night: March 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sportsman’s Hall Roller Skating Center, 15500 Hanover Pike, Upperco. Proper ID, all first responders/family’s free session. Information: 410-429-6030 or www.sportsmanshallskating.com.
Shoe Drive: Now-April 15, North Carroll Middle School, 2401 Hanover Pike, Hampstead. Accepting gently used and new shoes; proceeds to benefit PTO. Information: email@example.com.