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It's United Nations Day, HdG, celebrate at the farmers market

Happy United Nations Day, dear readers!

Some 69 years ago on Oct. 24, 1945, the United Nations charter was ratified by the permanent members of the Security Council and by a majority or the original 50 signatory member nations; thus, the world peace-keeping organization officially came into existence.

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Seek out the autumn harvest at the Saturday Farmers Market, 9 a.m. to noon, near the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Ave. Find your Halloween pumpkin there.

Happy birthday in October: Brett Forton (Oct. 4); Sally Holmes and Joshua Owens (Oct. 9); George McClaskey, Emma Grace Weitzel and Jennifer Cibelli (Oct. 11); Jason Owens and Stacey Leigh Hopps (Oct. 12); Mark Immel (Oct. 13); Sheila Terry (Oct. 16); Mary Jo Hill (Oct. 18); Renee Mentzer (Oct. 19); Torinda Lutz and Brandon Moor (Oct. 20); Wanda Schafer (Oct. 21); Ray Astor (Oct. 22); Kelly Pentz (Oct. 23); and Ray Astor Jr. (Oct. 25).

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Happy anniversary Raymond and Joan Aster (Oct. 24).

Grace Place Serving Center will host a free, hot meal luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave., 410-939-2107 to anyone in need who enters.

Plan your costume! The Havre de Grace Halloween Parade is Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. in downtown Havre de Grace.

Trick or treat is Friday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.

Spooky haunted tours of Havre de Grace run until Nov. 1, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $14. Call 410-939-1811 to reserve or email: admin@mainstreethdg.com for details. Tours commence at Bahoukas, 408 N. Union Ave., 410-942-1290.

Historical walking tours continue to be available at 410-939-0565.

You are invited to say goodbye and fare-thee-well to Father Bill, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2 to 5 p.m. at the Havre de Grace Activity Center, Lewis Lane, 410-939-5412, 410-272-5598.

Paint the town pink for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For October, the Concord Point Lighthouse will glimmer in pink lights. Kudos to Vulcan Materials granite quarry which has parked a 13,000 gallon water truck with a pink tank featuring the "Paint the Town Pink" logo to be visible on Route 155 into Havre de Grace off I-95.

October is GLBT History Month (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender).

To all our Czech-American readers, nazdravi! October is Czech-Heritage month. Celebrate the culture and language of Americans of Czech descent. Visit the Czech and Slovak Museum and Library at http://www.ncsml.org/www.bohemia.com/ or http://www.czech.cz for more information.

OK, my Polish-American friends want you to know that October is Polish-American Heritage Month. Join millions of Polish-Americans to celebrate their special month at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/polish-american. Sen. Barbara Milkulski would be proud!

Havre de Grace Concord Point Lighthouse Pet Feast will be Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors, games, treats, raffles, prizes and a pet in costume parade at 2 p.m. are scheduled. For info, call 410-939-3213 or email concordpointlighthouse@verizon.net.

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Last call! The lighthouse gift shop closes for the season on Oct. 26. Some unique gifts are lighthouse afghans, decorative items and jewelry.

Keep me informed at 226 N. Union Ave. and 410-939-6562. See ya!

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