It's Jazz Day today, dear readers,
Yes, May 30 is International Jazz Day. Says music legend Quincy Jones: "Jazz is the personification of transforming overwhelmingly negative circumstances into freedom, friendship, hope and dignity." Look for jazz and other musical performances at the Havre de Grace Arts Commission's Friday Concerts in the Park, June 6 to July 25. On June 6, the 35-piece Chesapeake Brass Band will perform at Milliard E. Tydings Park, 7:30 p.m. Bring chairs, blankets and picnics. Free. http://www.chesapeakebrassband.org.
Grace Place Serving Center at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave. in Havre de Grace, 410-939-2107, will host a free, hot lunch to those in need June 3 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
On Saturday, stroll the Havre de Grace Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon near the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Ave. Sponsored by Havre de Grace Main Street, the market features fresh produce and flowers, potting plants, honey, jams and jellies, fresh meats, baked goods, herbs and handcrafted soaps. For information, contact 410-939-1811 or http://www.mainstreethdg.com.
Cathy Vincenti and Charlie Mike reminded me that Independence Day T-shirts are available at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, 410-939-2100, for $8 or $9 to benefit the Havre de Grace Independence Celebration, July 5.
May 31 is World No Tobacco Day.
June 3 is Repeat Day. Got that? It's Repeat Day. And meow to all my pet-loving readers, June 3 is Hug Your Cat Day, followed by June 4 as Dog Appreciation Day. Woof!
Happy 56th anniversary wishes to Dick and Jane Gottwald (June 5).
Stop by the visitor center for the student quiz of the Lafayette Trail, created by the Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission for students in kindergarten through fifth grade and sixth to 12th grades to win an oval sticker "I walked the Lafayette Trails." Lafayette Trail T-shirts are available for $10 at the Spencer-Silver Mansion B&B, 200 S. Union Ave., 410-939-1485. A great family fun project!
Take a guided historical walking tour every first weekend through November, Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. or schedule a tour by appointment. Enjoy a 1 1/2 hour walking tour through tree-lined streets. Tickets available online: http://www.mainstreethdg.com, 410-459-3840, 410-939-0565 or email@example.com.
First Fridays will be held in downtown Havre de Grace June 6, 5 to 9 p.m.
The Joseph L. Davis, Post 47 American Legion, 501 St. John St. will hold a pavilion party June 6, 5 to 8 p.m. with live music and pit beef, ham, turkey for $6, steamed shrimp for $12 pound; boardwalk fries for $2 and beverages.
Upper Chesapeake Residential Hospice hosts a regatta June 7, 5 to 10 p.m. at the Concord Point Lighthouse. Dance and dine under a giant tent and enjoy a live and silent auction and gaming wheel. For tickets, contact 443-643-3469, firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.uchs.org.
The American Cancer Society hosts a Relay for Life June 6 to 7, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., at Havre de Grace High School. The opening ceremony is at 7 p.m. for this overnight event to raise funds for the society, 410-243-2371 or http://www.relayforlife.org/havredegrace.
The Annual Celtic Festival continues June 7 and 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Steppingstone Farm Museum. Seek Scottish and Irish music, food, dancing, sheepherding, living history, storytelling, shopping and more. Admission charged. 410-939-2299 or 888-419-1762, email@example.com or http://www.steppingstonemuseum.org.