April yard sales at Frisky's are under way [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

Howard County Times
It is not too late to donate items such as antiques, glassware, exercise equipment, furniture, clothes, etc.

Frisky's Wildlife and Primate Sanctuary is a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation center in Woodstock. The sanctuary takes in injured, orphaned, abandoned or displaced wildlife where the goal is to always return these animals to their natural habitat when they are well enough.

Since Frisky's is a nonprofit, it operates mostly on donations. Colleen Layton-Robbins is going on her 45th year with Frisky's and says that the sanctuary wouldn't survive without the kindness of their supporters. She says that they don't turn any wildlife away and they are an adoption center for domestic pets such as birds, rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs.

They do not take in nor do they adopt cats and dogs. Frisky's is always in need of supplies to help keep the sanctuary up and running. Some needed items are rabbit food, baby bottles, nipples, birdcages, kennels and wild birdseed.

Every weekend during the month of April, Frisky's holds its annual garage and yard sale with all proceeds going to the sanctuary. All items are donated and you might find something you didn't even know you needed. It is not too late to donate items such as antiques, glassware, exercise equipment, furniture, clothes, etc. All donations are tax deductible.

There are still two weekends left in April, so come out and support Frisky's on April 18 and 19, as well as April 25 and 26, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information or to make a donation, go to the website at http://www.friskys.org or call 410-418-8899.

Come one, come all, to the St. Barnabas Pig Roast on Saturday, April 25, from 7 until 11 p.m. This event is back by popular demand and will be held at the American Legion Hall in Sykesville at 7327 Slacks Road. In addition to a roasted pig, guests will also dine on sides and desserts provided by Kevin's Catering. A cash bar will be provided by the American Legion.

While you are perusing the silent auction, money wheel and raffles, Gray Fox 1 will be providing live music. Tickets are $40 per person and can be obtained by contacting Barbara Beere at 443-829-3035 or via email at Barbara_beere@hotmail.com. Grab your family and friends for what is sure to be a night to remember!

It may only be April, but it is time to start thinking of summer camps. Registration is now open for Marriotts Ridge Booster camps for both sports and music. Several new camps and age groups are being offered this year. For a complete list of camps and to register, go to the website at http://www.mrhs-boosters.com/summer-camps. Early registration ends on May 15.

Get your bingo markers ready! Come out to St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Saturday, April 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. for bingo. Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased at the door. All proceeds will benefit the youth pilgrimage this summer.

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