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Benefit yard sale heralds the arrival of spring [Clarksville]

Spring is a time for firsts — first robin, first crocus and, of course, first yard sale!

Howard County Relay for Life will hold a yard sale at Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church on April 18, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., in the parking lot.

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Space is available for $25. No tables will be provided. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

For more info or to reserve space, call 410-908-6519 or email HoCoRFL@gmail.com.

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The yard sale will be canceled in case of bad weather. Notice will be posted at http://www.RelayForLife.org/HowardMD by 6 a.m. the morning of the sale.

Meanwhile, Linden-Linthicum will host its annual "Bikes for the World" bicycle collection April 12, noon-3 p.m.

Bikes must be in working order, but tires can be flat. All functional bikes will be shipped to developing countries to provide vital transportation to work, school and water. Your cash donation will help defray the cost of shipping.

The annual WSSC community clean up of the Howard County side of Triadelphia reservoir is from 9 a.m. to noon on April 4, rain or shine, Wear appropriate clothing, boots and gloves. Meet at Big Branch parking lot on Triadelphia Mill Road or Pigtail parking lot at the end of Greenbridge Road extended. Children are welcome to accompany adults.

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For more info, call 301-854-0886 or send email to gpmech@verizon.net.

The eighth annual Whipps Daffodil Day takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 4 at Ellicott City's only public historic garden-park run entirely by volunteers. Master Gardeners will offer horticultural presentations in the park's Woodland Theatre at the St. John's Lane site and answer your gardening questions.

The sale includes Easter lilies, hydrangeas (pink, blue and white), potted tete-a-tete daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, hellebores and Virginia bluebells. There will be a raffle at 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit Whipps Cemetery. Admission is free.

To learn more, contact agravelle@verizon.net or call 410-274-7795.

What do you know about the people in your family tree?

Learn to "Maximize Your Census Research:A Baltimore Case Study" at the Howard County Genealogical Society meeting April 8, 7-9 p.m., at the Bain Senior Center. Debra Hoffman, a certified genealogist, will speak. If the senior center is closed, the meeting will be canceled. Go to http://www.hcgsmd.org or http://www.facebook.com/HowardCounty GenealogicalSociety to learn more.

Take your family to Chick-fil-A on Johns Hopkins Road on April 9, 5-8 p.m. River Hill Boosters have partnered for Spirit Night. You can find more information about activities related to River Hill High at http://www.riverhill.org.

Congratulations to Clarksville Middle School 8th grade artists Brenna Donovan, Ava Shapiro and Mariah Campbell. Their artwork was selected for display in the Maps as Art exhibit at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City now through April 25. Way to go, girls.

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