Susquehanna Lockhouse Museum opening for the season [Havre de Grace]

April 12, 2013|By Ron Browning410-939-6562; fax 410-939-1833

It's April showers, dear readers,

But things to do are stacking up. The Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace at the Lock House reopens April 13 (Saturday), 1-5 p.m. for the season. Free admission. Contact 410-939-5780, email: or visit their site at

A bargain meal! The Boy Scout Troop 967 will prepare its spaghetti dinner and bake sale for April 13 (Saturday), 4-7 p.m. at the Havre de Grace United Methodist Church, Congress and Union Avenue, adults $7, seniors $6, children $4. Eat in or carryout.

Take a guided historical walking tour every Saturday through October, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or schedule a tour by appointment. Enjoy a 1-1/2 hour walking tour through tree-lined streets. Tickets available online: or phone 410-939-1811 or 410-939-0565 or email:

The American Legion Post 47, 501 St. John Street, Havre de Grace, hosts chicken and ribs night with live music, April 20, 6-10 p.m. Tickets available for $15 by calling Josh, 410-939-0234.

Presented by RASAC, the Women's 5K Run by the Bay will run April 14 (Sunday) 8 a.m. Open to women runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, the race benefits Habit for Humanity. A fee is charged. Contact 410-399-9948 or email

Rosie Deal told me about the VFW Weedon-Elliott Post 8126, 300 North Lodge Lane, Havre de Grace fish fry for Saturday, April 20, noon-3 p.m. The menu includes fish, fries, cole slaw, hush puppies and dessert. For info, call 410-939-4578. Tickets $10.

The Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission has a quiz for students K-5th grade, grades 6-12 to win an oval sticker "I walked the Lafayette Trail." Quiz copies are available now at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Avenue, 410-939-2100. A great family project!

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) commemorates the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the HMS Titanic. Perhaps a breezy walk along the Havre de Grace Promenade, one day this week, will put things in a better perspective.

The Ellsworth B. Shank Lecture series will present Mike Dixon and Heidi Glatfelter at Havre de Grace City Hall, 711 Pennington Avenue, April 18 at 7 p.m. discussing "Researching and writing about the War of 1812." Sponsored by the Lock House, contact 410-939-5780 or email or visit the website at

Grace Place Serving Center will serve a free, hot meal April 16 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 North Union Avenue in Havre de Grace. Phone 410-939-2107. Volunteers will provide the luncheon to anyone in need who enters.

Let's dig it – April is Archaeology Month. In honoring Earth Day, who knows what you may find at 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, phone 410-939-7644 or 410-808-6118 or email: or visit the website at

Happy birthday wishes to Leo Heppner (April 13); George Deibel III (April 16); Phil Grundman and my aunt Joan Harding (April 16); Brigitte Peters (April 18).

Preparations are being made for the huge "Attack on Havre de Grace" celebration May 3-5 with drum corps, encampments, visiting ships, concert, costumed reenactors and fireworks. Call 1-800-851-7756 or visit

Celebrate the War of 1812 bicentennial by buying and flying your 15 stars/15 stripes flag from Haxel Flags, Route 40, $20.

Be a part of the War of 1812 celebration-come join the volunteer militia, May 3-5, to help with the commemorative weekend of the burning of Havre de Grace by the British. All volunteers receive an event t-shirt. Training to be provided. Email or phone the tourism office, 410-939-2100 by April 15.

The Humane Society of Harford County invites you to the Bow Wow Boogie, May 3, 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood. Tickets are $50. Call Mary Leavens, 410-836-1090, X101 or email or visit

Congratulations to Kristin Schaub of Havre de Grace Elementary School, teacher of the year for Harford County.

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