Harford Digest

Harford Digest

March 21, 2004

HCC to offer seminar on Old Baltimore site

A one-session seminar, "Old Baltimore Research Project," covering the 17,000-item artifact collection recovered from the Old Baltimore site in Harford County, is being offered by Harford Community College from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fallston Hall.

The archaeological investigation of Old Baltimore highlights the expansion of European settlement in the upper Chesapeake Bay and provides insights on diverse research issues such as international trade status, and the nature of wealth on the frontier.

Information: 410-836-4376 or 410-879-8920, Ext. 376.

Harford Hospice sponsors grief support sessions

Harford Hospice is sponsoring a five-week grief support session, "Young Widow/Widower," for people younger than age 55. The session is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, and April 6, 13, 20 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air.

A second session, "Adults with Parental Loss," is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, also at Upper Chesapeake.

Information and registration: 410-931-0990, Ext. 142.

Red Cross to offer course for baby sitters April 10

A baby sitter's training course, run by the Central Maryland Chapter of the American Red Cross, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 10 to teach prospective baby sitters how to cope with common tasks or problems encountered in childcare.

Participants will be taught interviewing techniques for baby-sitting jobs, how to keep children safe indoors or outdoors, first aid techniques and how to perform common tasks such as diapering and feeding.

The program is for ages 11 to 15 and costs $65. The class will be at the Red Cross office in Bel Air, 122 S. Main St. Registration: 800-787-8002, Ext. 4609.

Bull and oyster roast April 23 to benefit skipjack

The 10th annual bull and oyster roast, organized by Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy, will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. April 23 at Frank J. Hutchins Memorial Park in Havre de Grace.

An all-you-can-eat bar of fresh oysters and clams, pit beef, smoked ham and turkeys, fried oysters and shrimp gumbo will be provided, along with an auction, a raffle and musical entertainment.

All proceeds from the benefit will go to the Martha Lewis, a two-sail skipjack built in 1955.

Tickets can be purchased for $35 by credit card at 410-939- 4078 or at Amanda's Florist, Java by the Bay, Bank of Memories, NBRS Financial or Mystique, all in Havre de Grace.

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