Uh oh, beware dear readers,
It's Friday the 13th! Take care from black cats, broken mirrors and walking under ladders.
A bargain! The Boy Scout Troop 967 spaghetti dinner and bake sale will be Saturday, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Havre de Grace United Methodist Church, Congress and Union avenues. Adults $7, seniors $6, children $4. Eat in or carry out.
The Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace at the Lock House reopens Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m., for the season. Free admission. Contact 410-939-5780 or email@example.com/www.thelockhousemuseum.org.
The museum will host its annual dinner meeting April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Bayou Restaurant, Route 40. Cost is $30. To reserve, contact executive director, Danyelle Dorsey, 410-939-5780.
The Ellsworth Shank lecture series will host Jim Chrismer at Havre de Grace City Hall, 711 Pennington Ave., April 19 at 7 p.m. discussing "Harford County and the Civil War: An Overview." Sponsored by the Lock House, contact 410-939-5780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a wet note...if some of the drizzle of April showers has you thinking of Noah's Ark or floods in titanic proportions, remember April 14 and 15 (1912) commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of HMS Titanic to the bottom of the Atlantic. Perhaps a breezy walk along the Havre de Grace Promenade one day this week will put things in a better perspective.
Shop for spring clearinghouse bargains along the trail of the Havre de Grace Community Yard Sale April 21 (raindate April 22) from 8 a.m. to about 4 p.m. This is our eighth time and plan the ninth on Sept. 15 (raindate Sept. 16). Contact me, 410-939-6562, or the visitors center, 410-939-2100, for details, to reserve a space for $10 or to list your participation at your own address.
Other than 226 N. Union Ave. and 100 Revolution St., Bulle Rock residents have clamored to the yard sale event with the following participants (so far): 210 Spectacular Bid; 108 Flying Ebony Place; 327 Cigar Loop; 329 Bounding Home Court; 114, 204 Touch of Gold Drive; 305 Seattle Slew Place; 215 Thunder Gulch Circle; 403, 411, 460, 543 Majestic Prince Circle; 140, 146 Snow Chief Drive; 401 Azra Court; 208, 220 Smarty Jones Terrace; 317, 319 Victory Gallop Court; 520, 552 Ferdinand Drive; 312, 314 Native Dancer Circle; 232, 244 Whirlaway Lane; 101 Virgil Circle; 504, 534 Counterpoint Circle. Whew! Grab the Garmin– that's a growing list!
To learn more about your yard sale treasures visit George Wagner at Bahoukas, 467 Franklin St. for "Who Z, What's Its!" on Friday evenings, 6 to 8 p.m. Let George evaluate your items to identify them and appraise their value. For an appointment time, contact 410-942-1290 or email@example.com.
Grace Place Serving Center will serve a free, hot meal April 17 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave. in Havre de Grace. Phone 410-939-2107. Volunteers will provide the luncheon to anyone in need who enters.
Carolyn Colburn is seeking tour stops for the Saturday, May 19 Havre de Grace Secret Garden Tour. If you would like your gardens included, contact 410-939-5706 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Artists, vendors and exhibitors are sought for the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum's flower/garden mart. A container garden competition will also be held, contact Cynthia Leffler, 410-652-9757 or email@example.com.
April is Autism Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Let's dig it – April is Archaeology Month, too!
Debbie McFadden phoned about the Elks Lodge on Route 40 dinner for tonight (Friday), 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for $12: steaks on the grill, baked potato salad and vegetable, dessert and beverage.
On April 21, join the annual River Sweep along the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Tydings Park to the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House. For details, contact 410-457-2482, 410-939-7644, 410-808-6118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On April 15 at 8 a.m., RASAC – the Harford County running club, presents the Women's 5K By the Bay Race (run/walk) for women runners of all ages and abilities. Admission. Contact 410-399-9948 or email@example.com.
Rosie Deal has your dinner planned for Friday, April 20, 5 to 8 p.m. at the VFW Lodge 8126, 300 Lodge Lane in Havre de Grace, 410-939-4578. Eat in ($10) or take out ($11) fried chicken, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, rolls, butter and dessert. Yum! On Saturday, the VFW hosts pit beef, ham and turkey from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Congratulations to Dr. David Jaffe as the 2011 Compassionate Doctor Certification recipient. Jaffe, who has practiced in Havre de Grace for more than 18 years, was chosen for the award by patients' polling. To learn more, visit http://www.dr.jaffeyourmd.com.
Happy birthday wishes to Jill Hartsfield (April 4); Ryan Weitzel and Nathan Willoughby (April 11); Leo Heppner (April 13); Ethan Michael Mathias and Genevieve Datesman (April 14); George Deibel III (April 16); Phil Grundman and my aunt, Joan Harding (April 16); and Brigitte Peters (April 18).
Belated anniversary well wishes to Steiner and Lovie Jane Pierce (April 8) and Gene and Dianna Rakes (April 10).
I do not recommend sending me a fax. The fax machine eats announcements sometimes. It may have been yours. Mail it or drop it at 226 N. Union Ave. or phone 410-939-6562. Thank you.
April 19 is Patriot's Day in Maine and Massachusetts to remember the Battles of Lexington and Concord which triggered the American Revolution in 1775. The placement of Havre de Grace Concord Street at the tip of Revolution Street was deliberate by our city planner, Robert Young Stokes.
Uh, oh. Taxes are due. Will we see ya standing in line at the post office mailing yours?