Dinner is served...tonight by the ladies at the HdG VFW

Dinner is served, dear readers,

Tonight (Friday) by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary 8126, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner includes pork roast, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, peas, applesauce, roll and dessert ($10). The VFW Lodge is at 300 North Lodge Lane, 410-939-4578.


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); Renee Mentzer (Oct. 19); Mary Jo Hill (Oct. 18 – at 29, what a lady! – your daughter, Carol, said so); Torinda Lutz and Brandon Moor (Oct. 20); Kelly Pentz (Oct. 23); and Ray Astor (Oct. 22).

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.


Likewise, take a tour tonight or Saturday evening of Haunted Havre de Grace, 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. For Havre de Grace Main Street, tours begin at Wonder Toys, 315 St. John St., through Oct. 26. For tickets, contact 410-939-1811, or

Havre de Haunts tours are also available, 7 and 8:30 p.m. at Concord Point Coffee, 217 N. Washington St. Prices range from $10 military to $14 adult. Contact 410-939-4598, or Historical tours continue to be available 410-939-0565.

Ever see a pink lighthouse? The Concord Point Lighthouse will glimmer in pink lights for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Oct.19 is Evaluate Your Life Day – a time for reflection. OK, enough of that, we have lots more on the docket.

Some 67 years ago on Oct. 24, 1945, the United Nations charter was ratified by the permanent members of the Security Council and by a majority of the original 50 signatory member nations; thus, the world peace-keeping organization officially came into existence. Happy United Nations Day!

Kiss a snake! Just so you know – Oct. 22 is Reptile Awareness Day.

October is National Stamp Collecting Month. Check the displays at the Havre de Grace Post Office to assist collectors of postal stamps.

Oct. 20 is the birth of Bάb, celebrated by millions worldwide. This day marks the birth in 1819 of Ali Muhammad, a prophet and founder of the Bahāí faith. Visit to learn more.


October is National Cookie Month. Guests at the B&B stopped at Les Petitis Bisous, 100 N. Washington St., 410-652-3889, for a selection of French macaroons. They loved the jewel-like colors in a selection of multiple flavors. Get yours!

Today be proud to be a Marylander! The Mason-Dixon Line between Lord Baltimore's Maryland colony and the William Penn family's Pennsylvania and Delaware colonies was completed by the surveyors on this day in 1767.

Oct. 21, the third Monday of October, is National Multicultural Diversity Day, celebrated as a national event. October is German-American, Italian-American, Polish-American, Czech-American and Hispanic-American Month.

Grace Place Serving Center will host a free, hot meal luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 22 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, 410-939-6724.

When visiting the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, purchase your special edition 2013 John O'Neill medallion, commemorating the War of 1812 local hero, to benefit the Havre de Grace Arts Commission. Medallions cost $10; reserve yours at 410-939-2100.


The Friends of the Concord Point Lighthouse have a new fundraising venture to purchase a brick on the legacy walkway leading from the lighthouse to the O'Neill cannon, commemorating family, friends or loved ones ($100). Call 410-939-3213 or email:

Arts by the Bay Gallery, 500 Warren St. will hold a workshop with renowned artist Lee Alban, Oct. 27. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ($85). Contact 410-409-1336, 410-939-4441 or 410-939-1818.

That's a wrap. Keep me informed at 410-939-6562 or 226 N. Union Ave. See ya!