It's April, dear readers!
An effort to "Save Our Skipjack" is scheduled for Saturday, April 5 at the American Legion Post 47, 501 St. John St., Havre de Grace, 410-939-0234. The band "The Rowdy Boys" will entertain and Chesapeake Bay foods will be served. Tickets are $30.
Earlier Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, join the volunteers at the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House for a clean-up of the house and grounds. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for participants. Join in the fun!
The Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace reopens April 12, 1 to 5 p.m. for the season. Free admission. Contact 410-939-5780, email@example.com or http://www.thelockhousemuseum.org.
The museum also hosts its annual dinner meeting at the Bayou Restaurant at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 10. Contact Ciera Fisher, executive director at the Lock House, 410-939-5780. Cost is $30.
All my Scottish readers will be celebrating National Tartan Day Sunday April 6. Passed unanimously by Congress (that may be hard to believe) March 20, 1988, the resolution established National Tartan Day to recognize the contributions that Americans of Scottish ancestry have made to America.
Carol Zimmerman, 410-939-2770, told me about Havre de Grace Community Gardens. The Havre de Grace Green Team and the City of Havre de Grace invite you to garden with them (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) by picking up an application form at City Hall, 711 Pennington Ave., 410-939-1800. Each community garden features your own plot, a shared water supply and other common resources at a modest fee of $35 annually.
It's not too early to collect those items for the Havre de Grace Community-wide Yard Sale April 26 (raindate April 27). Contact me for details, 410-939-6562. Spaces are available for $10. Note: Businesses downtown, how about a sidewalk sale?
Already the list of participating yard sales grows including: 218 War Admiral Way; 319 Victory Gallop Court; 146 Snow Chief Drive; 326 Cigar Loop; 328 Tecumseh Way; all in Bulle Rock and 304 Superior St. off Route 155 and 226 N. Union Ave.
Take advantage of Clean-Up Days – April 19 and 26 and May 3, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. sponsored by the Havre de Grace Department of Public Works, 410-939-1800, ext. 1107.
Grace Place Serving Center will serve a free, hot meal April 8 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave. in Havre de Grace. Phone 410-939-2107 for details. Volunteers will provide the luncheon to anyone in need who enters.
The Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission has a quiz for students in kindergarten through fifth grade and sixth through 12th grades to win an oval sticker "I walked the Lafayette Trail." Quiz copies are available at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Ave., 410-939-2100. A great family project!
On April 10, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 47 presents a card party, noon to 4 p.m. at the Legion, 501 St. John St., Havre de Grace. Join them for fun, food and prizes as you play cards with your friends – tables of four players. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Reserve your seat by April 4 at 410-939-1444 or email@example.com. Bridge, anyone?
Take a guided historical walking tour every Saturday through November, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or schedule a tour by appointment. Enjoy a 1 1/2 hour walking tour through tree-lined streets. Tickets available: http://www.mainstreethdg.com, 410-939-1811, 410-939-0565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You are invited to join the C.A.T. Club, "Citizens Against Trash." The CAT Club is striving to make Havre de Grace the cleanest city in Maryland. If you enjoy meeting people, getting some exercise and doing some good – join them! They meet at Rochambeau Plaza (Washington, St. John and Green streets) at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday for one hour to pick up litter around the town. Contact Al Peteraf, 443-742-3352 or email@example.com.
As you plan ahead for Easter remember:
•Good Friday, April 18, noon to 1 p.m., the Susquehanna Ministerium sponsors the Good Friday Way of the Cross. Meet at Jean Roberts Park, 503 St. John St., 410-937-1790.
•On April 19, the Havre de Grace Recreation Committee sponsors an Easter egg hunt in Tydings Park, noon. 410-939-6124.
•An Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Shamrocks of St. Patrick's Church commences April 19 at 10 a.m., rain or shine, at the church on Congress Avenue.
I do not recommend sending me a fax and/or email. The fax machine eats announcement sometimes. It was probably yours. I delete emails from unknowns, sorry. Mail your news or drop it at 226 N. Union Ave. or phone 410-939-6562. Thank you.