Mark Sept. 27 down on your calendar for the 6th annual Crab and Chicken Feast at the American Legion Susquehanna Post 135 from 2 to 6 p.m. The crabs are the best available to the legion. Also on the menu is crab soup, corn on the cob, hot dogs, baked beans, fried chicken, potato salad and cole slaw plus homemade desserts, draft beer and soda. Cost is $35 in advance ($40 at the door) for adults, $17 for children 6 to 12. Only 200 tickets are available. For tickets contact the post, 410-642-2771, or send check with number of tickets requested to: American Legion Post 135, P O Box 98, Perryville MD 21903. The event is open to the public. Come and enjoy games of chance and plenty of good music and food.
The American Legion Auxiliary Post 135 has restarted its Monday night bingo. The Legion is at 300 Cherry St. in Perryville. Doors open at 5:30 and play starts at 6:30. Come and bring a friend. For more information call 443-350-1431.
A spaghetti dinner and bake sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, 3 to 5 p.m. at Perryville United Methodist Church, Susquehanna Avenue, Perryville. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 8 and under and $9 for carry-outs. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. To benefit Perryville United Methodist Church. For information, contact Joyce Caldwell, 410-378-3939
Mark your calendar for the open house at the Conowingo Dam today (Friday) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Har-Ce Cedarettes are sponsoring an Applebees Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast Saturday, Nov. 8 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebees, 991 Beards Hill Road, Aberdeen. Cost is $7 per person, $3 per child. Stop by and enjoy the pancakes.
One more Applebees breakfast to report. This one is held Nov. 1 at the Applebees on 991 Beards Hill Road in Aberdeen from 8 to 10 a.m. The host of this breakfast is the Havre de Grace Chapter 27 Order of the Eastern Star. Cost is $7 per person, Children $3.
The Perryville Farmers Market is open every Friday from 3 to 7 at the corner of Broad Street and Roundhouse Drive in Lower Ferry Park downtown Perryville, Vendors are selling produce, crafts, baked goods and more.
The Perryville Railroad Museum is open every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
The U.S. Naval Training Center Bainbridge Museum, 6 S. Main St. in Port Deposit, is open year-round on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The museum houses one of the most unique naval collections in the USA. For more information check out their website usntcbainbridgemuseum.org.
Texas Hold'em is played 7 p.m. weekly on Wednesday and Friday nights at the Perryville American Legion Post 135, on Cherry Street in Perryville. $10 entry. Cash prizes, food and beverages available.
Basket and Bag Bingo sponsored by Eastern Star 40 is scheduled today at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 201 Mt. Royal Ave., Aberdeen. Doors open 6 p.m., early bird at 6:50 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. Food and beverage available. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket. For more info call Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332.
Basket Bingo sponsored by Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company is Saturday at the fire company, 1407 Pylesville Road, Whiteford. Doors open 6 p.m., early bird at 6:45 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m. $15 ticket, $5 extra packets. Food and beverage available. Call Delores Wright, 410-937-8810.
On Friday, Sept. 26 is Longaberger and Vera Bradley bingo sponsored by Aberdeen Lioness Lions at American Legion, 44 N. Parke St., Aberdeen, Doors open 6 p.m, early bird is at 6:50 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available by calling Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket. Food and drinks will be available.
The Past and Present Matrons and Patrons Association of Northern Maryland met at Chiapparelli's Restaurant in Havre de Grace Monday night. Vice President Sandralee Massey greeted 12 members, including Past Grand Matrons Sister Marianne Pryer, Victory 40 in Aberdeen ,and Sister Debbie Hribar, Harford Chapter 83 in Bel Air; Past Grand Patrons Brother Ron Mathias, Havre de Grace Chapter 27, and Tom Pryer, Victory 40 in Aberdeen; Grand Representative Sister Jean Penley, Harford Chapter 83 in Bel Air; Worthy Matron Sister Susan Passwaters, Havre de Grace Chapter 27; members from Havre de Grace Chapter 27 Sisters Carolyn Mathias, Joyce Caldwell and I and new member (and my husband) Brother Roger Southall; from Victory Chapter Sister Rosalie Monath and from Harford Chapter. 83 Sister Kathy Voris association Treasurer. This meeting served as election of officers with Sister Sandralee Massey elected president; I was elected vice president; Sister Diane Smith was elected secretary and Sister Kathy Voris was elected treasurer. Harford Chapter served as the host chapter and they presented history of the "Star Spangled Banner." Madam Vice President Sandralee Massey presented the history of Labor Day and Grandparents Day.
Eight members of Havre de Grace Chapter 27 attended the General School of Instruction of the Grand Chapter of Maryland at Marlboro Chapter 61 in Upper Marlboro Saturday. Roger and I attended the school as well as the Associate Matron/Associate Patron held earlier in the day. Sister Joyce Caldwell attended the Secretaries School earlier in the day. Along with the three members additional members attending included Sister Diane Smith, Grand Conductress who participated in the school, Worthy Matron Sister Susie Passwaters, Conductress Sister Pam Kincaid, Organist Sister Carolyn Mathias and Brother Ron Mathias.
Cindy and Jack Simpson recently returned from a week vacation visiting with their son, Jon, and his wife, Janie, and their children, Jonny and Jimmy. The Simpsons live in Indianapolis Ind.
Harry Phillips and his brother, James, went to Chicagoland Speedway for the opening round of the 2014 Sprint Cup Chase.
Corey and Hanna Miller took a short weekend trip to Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Sandy and Christine Booth, Neale and Phyllis Jones and Kevin and Debbie Hribar went down to the Inner Harbor for the Star Spangled Celebration. Debbie said the fireworks were spectacular.
Happy birthday to Joanne Roland from the OWC, who will celebrate on the 19th.
Pat Jones is sent birthday wishes on her Sept. 20 birthday. Wishes comes from the partners of the old Harford Duracool.
Happy Sept. 22 birthday to Shirley Volkart.
Teresa Chrusniak is sent birthday wishes from her workmates at Danfoss. Teresa's birthday is Sept. 21.
Michelle Schoen is sent birthday wishes from her workmates at Danfoss. Michelle will celebrate her birthday on Sept. 22.
Happy Sept. 20 birthday to Glen Richardson.
Ron Fraser is sent birthday wishes from the members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church as he celebrates his Sept. 18 birthday.
Happy Sept. 26 birthday to George Yorkston.
Happy anniversary to Tom and Marianne Pryer will celebrate their wedding anniversary on Sept. 24.
Richard and Cheryl Wyre and Dick and Nancy Long are sent Sept. 26 anniversary wishes.
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Beverly and Gordon Tozer will celebrate an anniversary on the 30th.
Get well wishes are extended to Ron and Carolyn Mathias, Mary Walter, Frances Rosling, Doris Hess, Doris Orr, Meryl McLaughlin, Betty McFadden, Betty and Jim Fayer, Bo Sinclair, Marianne and Tom Pryer, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, Evalyn Owens, June Yale, Aileen Squires, Virginia Phillips, Catherine Phillips, Sharon Pryer, Ethel Dill, June Peddicord, Chris Walz, Kay Lewis, Edwina Ewing, Pastor Neale and Janet Wirtanen, Pastor Henry Schaefer, Leslie Dissek, Adam Zeller, Sandy Brooks, Nancy Quinn, Dottie Loughlin, Josh Carlon, Gisela Knapp, Kit Harris, Margaret Gosweiler, June Gangel, Joe Pacifico, Sheila Funk, Steven Neff, Herb and Mary Lou Southall, Bonnie Donoho, Peggy Scholl and Wilbur Scholl.
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