Last chance to sign up to plant community garden in Dublin

Spring, so glad to see you!

Last chance for a community garden. Yes, it's been a long, cold lonely winter. Yes, we were not thinking of spring or gardens or vegetables. But the time is here to speak up. For several months, the Dublin Darling Recreation Council has posted notices about starting a community garden at Francis Silver Park and very few people have shown interest. This is the last chance to step and be counted. The plan is to offer 4-by-8-foot raised beds at $25 each on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact This project will not move forward without sufficient interest from a minimum number of participants.


The Darlington Lions Club will have its annual Easter flower sale in the engine bay of the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company on Friday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 19 starting at 9 a.m until the flowers run out. There will be a wide assortment of live potted flowers, including Easter lilies, tulips, hyacinths and hanging baskets available for purchase. The fire company will also have homemade chocolate treats available for purchase. To place an order, send an email to or call 410-638-3760 and leave a message for Barbara. Homemade Easter eggs peanut butter, coconut, vanilla cream, cherry, chocolate cream and pineapple.

The 19th annual Dublin Country Fair will be held on the grounds of Dublin Elementary School Saturday, May 3, rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day offers something for all ages.

The fair starts out with a fabulous parade at 10 a.m. Have an antique car you'd like to show everyone? Or a community group that would like to be in the parade? Sign up to participate! It's free! Parade participants include antique cars, tractors, floats, fire and rescue apparatus and marching units.

The parade is followed by a family-friendly fair, with live entertainment starting at 11 a.m. Come join the fun! The fair includes many craft vendors, delicious food and numerous children's games.

Yoga classes are held at Grace Church Parish Hall from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

A Knitting Group will be held every Thursday at the Wilson Ministry Center from 10 a.m to noon.

The AARP, in conjunction with the IRS and the Harford County Tax-Aide Program, provides free tax preparation and e-filing on federal and state income tax returns for low to middle income taxpayers of any age. To schedule an appointment with one of the IRS-certified volunteers, call 410-638-3425, Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Services are offered in Abingdon, Bel Air, Edgewood, Havre de Grace and Whiteford.

The Rev. Nick McDonald, priest-in-charge at the Church of the Ascension, will conduct a Lenten study - the series is in process and everyone is welcome to attend. That's now until Palm Sunday, April 13.

A covered dish dinner will be held at 4 p.m. on April 13, followed by study time from 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, please contact McDonald,

Springtime in the Woods will be held at Rockfield Manor through Sunday, April 6. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Handcrafts, gardens, jewelry, florals, country, girls and ladies accessories, specialty foods, collectibles, gifts for all occasions. The show is re-stocked daily. For questions, call 443-829-5902.

The Harford Artists Gallery presents "Refections" through April 27. Gallery hours are Thursday and Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday noon to 5 p.m., and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. in the little cottage at Rockfield Manor.

It's not to early to start thinking about summer camp! For many years, the Wilson Center has offered a Summer Fun Camp program for area children in kindergarten through eighth grade. The program takes place at the center and runs for nine weeks (start date depends on the last day of school). A variety of activities are provided for the children in a "family type" setting where they can enjoy themselves in a structured but relaxed atmosphere. In order to prepare for adequate staffing. Contact the center, 410-836-3555 or, if you are interested in having your children attend the camp program this summer. Early registration incentives will begin in April.