Community Calendar



Here's what happening at The Country Station!

  • Friday, December 19
    • Foundation Fighting Blindness
      Location: No event Location Description: Our goal is to spread awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD), aretinal disease that’s the leading cause of blindness in adults 55 and older. Blurry vision or blind spots can be early symptoms. Call 1-800-Blindness for more info. Thank you so much for youtime and for caring about this important topic. For more information contact: Kara Flynn (410) 423-0631 or 1-800-Blindness or visit www.fightblindness.org

    • FREE COMPUTERS FOR ELIGIBLE VETERANS
      December 19th, 11AM until 1PM Rosehill Community Center, 19 Lambsons Lane, New Castle, De 19720 Join us for food, fun and festivities and celebrate the holiday spirit. We will be gifting laptop and desk-top computers complete with licensed copies of Windows7 and Microsoft Office 2010 to **eligible veterans. We will have additional gifts for those not receiving computers. There is a limited supply so please register as soon as possible. You can register at https://eventbrite.com/event/14776842935 or www.youarenotalonevets.org For additional information contact us at 302-751-0177. All are welcome to fellowship and network. The day of event please bring proof that you are a veteran (DD214 or VA ID). We can assist you with checking your eligibility if needed. Bring proof of income if possible. ** Our target for computer gifting are low to no income veterans. HOW YOU CAN HELP: Help Veterans and the Environment at the same time: This is the launch of our Technology Assistance Program (TAP) where we provide free computers and training to eligible veterans and others on a monthly basis. Please donate your used or new computers (working or non-working) and other electronics to help us provide veterans and others with up to date computers, software and training for free. Please visit our website, email or call us for more details. Pickup available. 501©(3) Tax deductible donations **Free training provided by 21st Century Learning Innovations Please Contact us at. (302) 751-0177, yanafrecycle@gmail.com For more details go to our website www.youarenotalonevets.org Administered by You Are Not Alone Veterans Foundation, CallUsVets and 21st Century Learning Innovations

    • Havre de Grace High School Music Booster
      Time: 7:30 a.m. Location: Tydings Park Havre de Grace Description: The 2nd Annual Havre de Grace High School Music Boosters 5K Run will be held in Havre de Grace , Maryland at Tydings Park on Commerce Street on Saturday , May 10, 2104. Proceeds from the race will be used to support the band and choral programs at Havre de Grace High School. The music programs rely heavily on it\'s Boosters to continue to supply funds to help keep the programs function. The race will be timed by Blue Cheetah Sports Timing and begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.at Tydings Park. Pre-registration is $20 thru May 1st. Race day registration is $25 and will be held from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Race packets will include a race t-shirt and can be picked up the morning of the race. An Awards Ceremony will be held immediately following the race. First, Second and Third overall male and female will be presented with a plaque and monetary award. There will also be awards to the male and female runners with the fastet times in the following age groups:15 and under,16-19,20-29, 30-39,40-49, 50 plus. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to receive a registration form go to the following link: www. edline.net/pages/Havre _DE_Grace_High_School/364257474968384852306 or contact Denise Wilson at wilsix.msn.com or call 410-939-6853 Proceeds Benefit: Havre de Grace High School band and choral programs For more information contact: Denise Wilson 410-9396585 or e-mail Denise at wilsix@msn.com or visit www.edline.net/pagesHavre_ De_ Grace _High_School

    • Lewis Lane Players/Havre de Grace Drama Guild
      Location: \"Theater 351,\" Havre de Grace Activity Center Description: The Lewis Lane Players performance troupe of the Havre de Grace Drama Guild proudly present \"Alarms & Excursions,\" a hilarious farce from Michael Frayn, author of \"Noises Off!\" \"Alarms & Excursions\" is a collection of playlets that bemoan our reliance on technology, the uniformity of hotel rooms, and the often repetitive monotony of everyday life. Shows are Friday, November 14 at 7:00 and Saturday, November 15 at 1:00 and 5:30. Tickets are $12 for adults or $10 for children and seniors and can be purchased online at the link provided or in person at the Parks & Recreation office in the Havre de Grace Activity Center (351 Lewis Lane). For more information contact: Ken Coughlan (443)987-4395 or visit www.hdgdramatroop.com/tickets.html

    • The Humane Society of Harford County is building a new shelter
      Everyone has the opportunity to contribute to the new facility, whether making a general donation toward the care and comfort of the animals, naming a room in the building, purchasing a commemorative “Leaf of Love” on our Donor Tree or more. We encourage you to make a gift to the area that is most meaningful to you. Gifts can also be made in honor of or in memory of a person or a pet. Give by credit card via our secure online giving form or call 410-836-1090, x101. Gifts by check should be made payable to The Humane Society of Harford County and mailed to: The Humane Society of Harford County, Attn: New Building Fund, 2208 Connolly Road, Fallston, MD 21047. You can make a one-time donation, or pledge to give over a period of up to three years. General donations of any amount provide food bowls, kitty litter, leashes and other daily supplies; comfortable new beds for the new dog kennels and cat quarters; and stainless steel cages, medical supplies and other long-lasting professional equipment for our first-ever procedures room. Click here to make a gift. Naming Opportunities. There are still many naming opportunities for those that want to endorse this project and permanently inscribe their name in the new building. Outside the building, donors can name benches and trees for $500 or more, and inside the building, there are rooms to be named for $2,500 or more. An example of a premiere space yet to be named is the Education, Training & Meeting Center. This will be the place where the HSHC Board and volunteers can meet, where volunteers will be trained, where educational programs will occur, dog training classes, and even birthday parties for kids can happen – right next to all of our furry friends. This will be an ideal place to name for the donor that enjoys high visibility. “Leaves of Love” Gifts. Become part of this attractive, hand-carved wooden interior tree displayed prominently in the new Adoption Center Lobby with stone, acorns, and brass and copper leaves bearing the names of special animals or people. Donors can honor a pet, person or family, either living or deceased, or a business on this beautiful tree to be seen by thousands of visitors for years to come. Donate Stock or Securities. A gift of stocks or securities to The Humane Society of Harford County can be arranged via electronic transfer or by receipt of stock certificates. The gift provides a full income tax deduction, negates capital gains tax, and may also avoid estate taxes. We would be happy to talk to you, your lawyer, or tax adviser about the advantages of making a gift of appreciated assets such as stocks or bonds. For more information, please email Mary Leavens or call 410-836-1090, x101. Donate a Vehicle. You can donate not just your car, but also motorcycles, jet skis, boats, mobile homes, snowmobiles, and more. Email Kim Aumiller or call 410-836-1090, x111. Employer Matching Gifts. Many employers sponsor programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees, allowing you to double or even triple the value of your gift. Find out if your employer matches gifts. If you have questions, please email Mary Leavens or call 410-836-1090, x101. If you have not yet had the opportunity to support the new shelter campaign, but would like to learn more, please review the information available below or contact our executive director, Mary Leavens, at (410) 836-1090 ext. 101 or mleavens@harfordshelter.org. Mary would be delighted to show you the designs of the new building, give you a tour, and just have a friendly informative conversation. Donors have always played a valuable role in supporting the Humane Society of Harford County’s work to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals in need. The GIMME SHELTER campaign is already underway, with the goal of raising a minimum of $1.5 million. Your support is absolutely vital to taking the first step toward serving and saving more animals.

    • Toy Drive for Nemours children hospital
      Sadly we know what it's like to live in a hospital. Connor was 20 months when he was diagnosed with cancer and practically spent all of two living in the hospital. Logan was born with HLHS and spent practically all of his newborn time in the hospital. Our families are fortunate to be home for the holidays but other families are not so blessed. We have set up a Toy drive to benefit all of the children that sadly won't be home for Christmas. These kids range in age from 0-21. We are asking for unwrapped gifts and gift cards. Any checks can be written out to Nemours children hospital. We have drop off spots for all presents, please no money in drop off boxes. The spots are Buffalo Wild Wings in Bear, Middletown and Dover. There is also a drop off at the Applebee's in Dover. If anyone needs to mail packages you can message me for that info. The toy drive will start 11/28 and all toys will be picked up 12/21 and delivered to the hospital 12/22 in time for Christmas. Please help make these kids Christmas morning and donate and share. https://www.facebook.com/events/364973287009303/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

  • Saturday, December 20
    • Advent Lutheran Church "Christmas in a Barn"
      Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: 1811 Castleton Rd Darlington, MD Description: \"Christmas in a Barn\" Come Worship the King the Way HE Came. An informal worship and caroling service in a barn including live animals. Not a live nativity. Bring a Friend. Dress Warmly It Is A Barn. Hot beverages provided after the service. Proceeds Benefit: Just a worship event For more information contact: Fred Kidd 410-838-4365 or visit adventluth.org

    • The Lewis Lane PLayers
      Time: 7:00 pm Location: Havre de Grace Activity Center, 351 Lewis Lane Description: This Saturday night at 7:00 pm, bring the whole family for what is sure to be a new local holiday tradition! Come out to the Havre de Grace Activity Center, 351 Lewis Lane (across from the middle school), and get transported back to the 1940s, when stories were broadcast over the radio, not the television. Sit and be part of our “studio audience” as the Lewis Lane Players perform a radio play of the Christmas classic ”It’s a Wonderful Life” before your eyes and ears. You’ll get to see how the radio shows of old created all those remarkable sound effects to stimulate the imagination, all while enjoying the story of George Bailey from Bedford Falls realizing just what a wonderful life it is. And as a special treat for the children, Santa Claus himself will be on hand half an hour before showtime (starting at 6:30) to meet and greet your little ones. Tickets are only $5 a piece, and due to a generous matching gift, any tickets purchased in advance will be BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE! This promotion will not be available at the door, so be sure to buy your tickets today. Seating is limited. You can get your tickets online at hdgdramatroop.com or in person at the Parks and Recreation Office of the Havre de Grace Activity Center during normal business hours. So get your tickets today and join us at the Havre de Grace Activity Center Saturday night for a family fun event you are sure to enjoy. For more information contact: Ken Coughlan (443)987-4395 or visit www.hdgdramatroop.com

  • Wednesday, December 31
    • KMC Maryland World Peace Temple
      Time: 6pm-9:30pm Location: KMC Maryland World Peace Temple - 900 E Northern Pkwy Description: Wednesday, December 31 beginning with a talk from at 6p, followed by a party, then Avalokiteshvara prayers from 9-9.30p at KMC-MD Suggested donation $10-$15. Enjoy a meaningful and festive New Year celebration in joyful community! The evening begins with a 1 hour talk with guided meditation entitled “Living with Joy,” where we can listen to Buddhist wisdom on living life with a positive outlook and peace of mind. Then we’ll have a party with delicious vegetarian food and non-alchoholic drinks in our World Peace Cafe! The evening ends with 30 minutes of chanted prayers and song where we request Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, to help us create peace in our hearts and in the world. Join us in ending one year and starting a new one with joy and meaning. For more information contact: monica 410-243-3837 or visit www.meditation.org

  • Saturday, January 3
    • Guided Retreat on Basic Meditations for a Happy Life
      Time: 8:30am to 10:30am Location: KMC Maryland World Peace Temple - 900 E Northern Pkwy Description: (Lamrim Retreat) Saturday, January 3 - Thursday, January 8, ending with the 4pm session: 8:30am, 10:30am, 4pm, 7pm All sessions are one hour and include some short chanted prayers for meditation. The New Meditation Handbook will be our reference. These meditations are the building blocks of a method taught by Buddha for eliminating unhappiness in our mind and increasing our capacity for love and compassion. As we become familiar with these meditation our mind becomes stronger and experiences longer and longer periods of peace and happiness. The meditations are organized in a sequence so that as we gain more understanding of the first one, it helps us to gain more understanding of the next one. If we keep meditating on these and putting them into practice, eventually we can attain freedom from suffering and the lasting peace of a completely pure mind. For more information contact: monica 410-243-3837 or visit www.meditation.org

    • Boy Scout Troop 143 All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast
      Time: 8-10 am Location: Aberdeen Applebee's Description: All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast to benefit Boy Scout troop 143. For more information contact: Susan Schweers 410-378-5103 or visit www.troop143hopewell.org

  • Thursday, January 15
    • Youth Mental Health First Aid Classes
      RISING SUN — Youth leaders, teachers, counselors, coaches, parents and anyone else concerned about the young people in their lives may be interested in attending a one-day certification program in Youth Mental Health First Aid. Rather than spreading the session over two days, organizer April Foster has arranged for one-day sessions to be held Jan. 15 and 17, both from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Rising Sun Town Hall. The training is free, made possible by a grant obtained by S.T.E.P.S. Recovery Resources. Participants need to bring a bagged lunch. Over the course of the session, the class will learn how to identify potential warning signs of a mental health crisis, appropriate care and support. Those who complete the course receive certification from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Pre-registration is required. Call 443-553-0523.

  • Saturday, January 17
    • The Trauma Survivors Foundation Hometown Hero Appreciation Day!
      Time: 12:00 pm until 1:00 am Location: Over Time Bar and Grill, 105 Kirkwood Square, Wilmington, DE 19808 Description: Hometown Hero Appreciation Day! Join the Trauma Survivors Foundation and Over Time Bar and Grill as we celebrate the men and women of law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical services and the military on January 17th! The Hometown Hero Appreciation Day is a way of saying thank you to all of our heroes as we raise money for those who put their lives on the line for us each and everyday. There will be raffles, prizes, giveaways, 50/50, and drink specials including our two signature drinks: the Backdraft and the Blue Steel. There will be food specials and even homemade pizza from our guest pizza chef! Enjoy live music from Debbie and the Geezers with a special acoustic set from Chris Arena and a DJ spinning the tunes until closing time! Photography by Anthony Camponelli Proceeds Benefit: Police, Fire, Ambulance, and Military For more information contact: Dennis Carradin 302-275-9705 or visit www.TheTraumaSurvivorsFoundation.com

  • Saturday, January 31
    • 2015 Lewes Polar Bear Plunge
      Winter is here, and that means the Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Delaware is near. Join thousands of brave Bears in the Atlantic Ocean off Rehoboth Beach on Sunday, February first at 1PM. The cold shock to your system will be replaced quickly by the warmth in your heart knowing you are plunging for a great cause – the nearly four-thousand Delawareans who proudly call themselves Special Olympics athletes. The plunge is for everyone, whether you do it alone or create a team with family, friends, colleagues or classmates. … And so are the Saturday activities leading up to it. The Plunge is sponsored by Wawa.~ Event Facts Lewes Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics Delaware Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1:00 p.m. Rehoboth Beach, DE Activities on Saturday, January 31, 2014 Pooch Plunge: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the beach at Rehoboth Avenue and the Boardwalk Fire and Ice Festival: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center 5k Run to the Plunge: 1 p.m. on the Boardwalk and Rehoboth Avenue Restaurant Chili Contest: 3 – 5 p.m. at participating restaurants throughout Rehoboth Beach For more information 302-831-4653; info@sode.org www.plungede.org

  • Sunday, February 22
    • Harford Community College Alumni & Friends Association Winter Wine Expo
      Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Location: APG Federal Credit Union Arena Description: The Harford Mutual Insurance Companies presents the 16th Annual Harford Community College Winter Wine Expo Hosted by Harford Community College Alumni and Friends Association & Wine World Beer and Spirits. Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 3-6 p.m. APG Federal Credit Union Arena At Harford Community College Sample fine wines from around the world, taste great craft brews, and savor delicious food from some of the area’s top restaurants. Other highlights include chances to bid on unique auction items, try your luck in several raffles, and order wine and beer at discounted prices. Become a sponsor and join us for a private tasting reception. This exclusive event will take place prior to the Wine Expo. Sponsors will enjoy exquisite local fare paired with the finest selection of beer and wine samples. Tickets: $40 in advance / $50 at the door $20 designated driver Must be 21 years old to attend Purchase tickets at Harford Community College, Wine World Beer & Spirits or at www.harford.edu/wineexpo Proceeds Benefit: Harford Community College Alumni & Friends Association For more information contact: Julie Rozankowski 443-412-2449 or jrozankowski@harford.edu or visit www.harford.edu/WineExpo

  • Wednesday, December 16
    • Calvary Church Dinner with Frosty the Snowman
      Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Wendy's in Churchville Description: Dinner with Frosty the Snowman held at the Churchville Wendy\'s on Tuesday, December 16, 2015 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Benefits Calvary Church. Proceeds Benefit: Benefits Calvary Church For more information contact: Bob 410-838-5649 or Joan 410-838-4096




Ongoing Events

  • A Buddy For Life, Inc. & Cecil County Animal Care and Control
    A Buddy For Life, Inc. was started in 2006 as a small foster based rescue. Our founder was inspired to do rescue by a Chocolate Lab that she found wondering along a busy road. The owner of the dog was never found. A new family for “Buddy” was found through a local rescue. A Buddy For Life Inc. was created in honor of “Buddy.” Since our inception we have grown into a larger foster network, and now into our own shelter. Our Mission At A Buddy for Life Inc, we believe that every living creature deserves love and security, and to be treated with the respect and responsibility that come with belonging to a family. Our goal is to save the lives of as many dogs as possible, making sure that each of those lives, in turn, touches another. To support that goal, AB4L finds foster families to protect those who would otherwise be discarded and to teach the abused that they are worth our time and affection; we provide a chance to those who have been forgotten or never even known, and the dogs we rescue bring joy to those who open their homes and hearts to our ever-growing family. Through the hard work of many and the grace of second chances, we are working to make sure that more lives may be changed for the better by having A Buddy for life. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our EIN number is 22-3921170. Cecil County Animal Care and Control We are happy to announce that effective January 1, 2013, A Buddy For Life Inc. will be performing Animal Care and Control Services for Cecil County, Maryland. Our new address is 377 Hutton Road Elkton, Maryland 21921. Our phone number is 410-392-0000. Our office/adoption hours are Monday through Thursday 12:00pm to 7:00pm, Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Cecil County Residents: Animal Control Service hours will reflect Cecil County Government hours. Therefore, our Animal Control officers will be on duty Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm and on call for after hour emergencies. Emergencies are defined as: A life threatening situation when it is claimed an animal is a threat to human life, severely injured domestic stray animals, and reports of animal cruelty requiring immediate intervention. Emergency calls that do not meet the criteria above will be responded to during our next business day. If you have lost your pet please go to our stray animals section to search for your pet or call us to place a lost report.

  • ATTENTION MOOSE LODGES: NOW AVAILABLE EZ CHILD ID SYSTEM
    Every day 2000 children are reported missing. Every year 200,000 children are taken by family members. 58,000 children are victims of non-family abductions. The key to recovering these children is quick action by parents and law enforcement. A statistic by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children states that “the first 2 hours after a child is abducted are the most critical.” ~~ EZ CHILD ID SYSTEM PROVIDED IN COOPERATION WITH MOOSE INTERNATIONAL AND SAFE SURFIN, NOW AVAILABLE FOR MD DE DC MOOSE LODGES ~~ The Manufacturer has worked with law enforcement officials to ensure that our digital fingerprinting system is up to their standards. We have taken it one step further and included a digital fingerprint analysis software package to make sure all the necessary“points” on a fingerprint are obtained. We ensure that we capture all the vital information required by the Amber Alert system. EZ Child ID form includes all 10 fingerprints and is saved in the universal PDF format. The parent not only receives printed an EZ Child ID form, they also get a CD with all the information on it. This allows the parent the opportunity to reprint the EZ Child ID form at home if they desire. To help protect from identity theft, our software was written so that no information from the child is saved on the computer. Once you start over, all of the data is permanently erased. The parent is the only person who retains their child’s information. ALL DONE AT NO CHARGE. THE LODGE MAY HAVE TO BUY CDR ESTIMATED COST $20 PER 100. ANYONE WANTING TO USE THIS WONDERFUL TOOL AT A MOOSE EVENT CONTACT JOHN KITCHEN THE MD DE DC MOOSE ASSOC. SAFE SURFIN CHAIRPERSON. 410-996-4775 OR ONLINE AT WWW.MDMOOSE.ORG (SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE FOR EZ CHILD IS SYSTEM FLYER). WE WILL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO GET TO YOUR EVENT AND TRAIN YOU ON THE SYSTEM. WHEN SET UP YOU NEED AN ELECTRICAL OUTLET AT LEAST A FOUR FOOT TABLE, 2-3 CHAIRS AND A TENT OR POP UP COVER.

  • Attention: Foster Care needed for The Humane Society of Harford County
    Love Kittens but you're not ready for a long-term commitment? Please consider Fostering!! Please visit the www.wxcyfm.com pet page for contact information and to learn more about fostering opportunities. Last year, HSHC received over 400 kittens that required foster care. This litter season will be just as busy. HSHC has already received dozens of kittens this spring and expects to receive hundreds more as the summer goes on. “It happens every spring and summer, and the sheer number of incoming animals can be overwhelming,” says Mary Leavens, Executive Director. “We need foster parents to provide love and care until the kittens are old enough to be adopted.” Foster parents provide temporary homes so kittens can grow in loving, nurturing environments until they are 8 weeks of age and will return to the shelter and be adopted into forever homes. Please call to learn about how you can help homeless animals in Harford County!!

  • ATTENTION: Lost your Pet? Call The Humane Society of Harford County!
    If you have lost your pet in Harford, Cecil or other local area please contact The Humane Society of Harford County at 410-836-1090. If your pet is lost please call HSHC as soon as possible with a description and pet name. Many times a lost animal might be found and dropped off at The HSHC up by a caring stranger. Please visit www.harfordshelter.org for ways to help or learn more about the dedicated work of The Humane Society of Harford County.

  • Be a Election Judge in Harford County
    Harford County Board of Election is currently seeking interested individuals to work as election judges for the upcoming 2014 Gubernatorial Election cycle. If you or someone you know is interested, visit their website at www.harfordvotes.info. Click the “How to Become an Election Judge” icon on the lower right. Download the application in the upper right corner and return your completed form to The Harford County Board of Elections. For more information, contact Lisa at 410-809-6007. For information: http://www.harfordvotes.info or Contact: cmmundle@harfordcountymd.gov Phone: 410-809-6011

  • Boscov’s White Marsh Pet Displays from The Humane Society of Harford County
    Boscov’s White Marsh Puts Shelter Animals on Display from The Humane Society of Harford County The Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) is full of wonderful furry friends just waiting for someone to love them. But unless you’re thinking of adopting, all those great pets probably aren’t given much consideration. So what better way to advertise an adoptable pet than a place you might go to buy the things you need to make your house a home: Boscov’s. Boscov’s at White Marsh Mall has teamed up with The Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) to promote the idea that no home is complete without a pet. Five life-size cardboard cutouts of dogs and four cutouts of cats will be placed throughout the Boscov’s department store in Maryland. Shoppers visiting Boscov’s will be able to envision what a new pet companion would look like hanging out in their homes – and will hopefully be inspired to adopt, or at least get involved to help homeless animals at HSHC in Fallston. Each pet is outfitted with a collar and a sign that asks shoppers to consider adopting a pet, donating to help with their care, volunteering or fostering a needy animal. Each option on the sign is associated with a unique QR code which, when scanned with a smart phone, will lead store visitors to HSHC’s website to learn more about how to help homeless animals at the shelter. Shoppers might come to Boscov’s looking for a new outfit, mattress, or a fragrance but will leave inspired to adopt a new best friend. To kick off the promotion, actual dogs that are up for adoption at HSHC will visit Boscov’s on Friday, July 25th from 10am until noon with hopes to find forever homes. Grace Kalma, Public Relations Regional Manager at Boscov’s said the department store is pleased to help promote animal adoptions because Boscov’s believes in giving back to the community. “Year-round, Boscov’s is actively and intimately involved with the non-profit organizations in each of our local communities,” Kalma said. “It’s important to us to directly help all of our neighbors; both two-and four-legged.” “We’re hoping to reach a new audience of people who might already be considering adopting a pet or who may not know how close we are to the White Marsh area,” said Mary Leavens, executive director of HSHC. “Even if shoppers don’t come to adopt, this partnership is still a success because it raises awareness about the many wonderful animals waiting for forever homes at our shelter and the opportunities that exist to help those animals.” To learn more about the animals available for adoption at HSHC, including not only dogs and cats, but also small animals and farm animals, visit www.harfordshelter.org. About The Humane Society of Harford County The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc., (HSHC) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare and well-being of the approximately 4,500 animals that come to us each year. We promote the kind treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, care, adoptions, and community education. HSHC also owns and operates Rescue Me! at Harford Mall, the region’s first deluxe cat adoption center and boutique located in a shopping mall. We are not a county agency nor are we affiliated with any national or regional organization. Your tax-deductible donations, bequests, and proceeds from events are crucial to our life-saving efforts on behalf of the animals of our community. About Boscov’s Boscov’s with 43 stores in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Ohio, has been providing customers with a wide selection of merchandise, competitive prices and superior service for nearly 100 years. The company is committed to the communities it serves and has a long and distinguished history of civic and charitable activities. Boscov’s serves consumers across the county with a strong online shopping capability at www.boscovs.com., reinforcing Boscov’s position as the largest family owned independent department store chain in the nation.

  • Foundation Fighting Blindness
    Location: No event Location Description: Our goal is to spread awareness about age-related macular degeneration (AMD), aretinal disease that’s the leading cause of blindness in adults 55 and older. Blurry vision or blind spots can be early symptoms. Call 1-800-Blindness for more info. Thank you so much for youtime and for caring about this important topic. For more information contact: Kara Flynn (410) 423-0631 or 1-800-Blindness or visit www.fightblindness.org

  • Free Computers for Eligible Veterans (TAP)
    ** Our target for computer gifting are low to no income veterans. Help Veterans and the Environment at the same time: This is the launch of our Technology Assistance Program (TAP) where we provide free computers and training to eligible veterans and others on a monthly basis. Please donate your used or new computers (working or non-working) and other electronics to help us provide veterans and others with up to date computers, software and training for free. Please visit our website, email or call us for more details. Pickup available. 501©(3) Tax deductible donations **Free training provided by 21st Century Learning Innovations Please Contact us at. (302) 751-0177, yanafrecycle@gmail.com For more details go to our website www.youarenotalonevets.org Administered by You Are Not Alone Veterans Foundation, CallUsVets and 21st Century Learning Innovations

  • Harford County: Substance Abuse Support Group Meetings every Tuesday
    As an extension of its existing Addictions Services, the Harford County Health Department is providing a free support group for families of individuals with substance abuse problems, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm on Tuesday evenings on the third floor of their offices at 120 S. Hays Street, Bel Air, MD. The group is open to anyone 18 years of age or older affected by someone else's substance abuse, including immediate and extended family members and friends. The individual need not be in treatment at the Health Department for family members to attend. No registration is necessary and people can join at any time. If you have any questions, please contact our Addictions Services Division at 410-877-2340.

  • HELP the Chesapeakle Feline Association build a new Shelter
    Chesapeake Feline Association (CFA) is an all volunteer,community-based organization with a "no kill" policy. CFA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization functioning solely on donations. Our Mission is to reach out to the community to save the lives of abandoned, abused, homeless, sick and injured cats and kittens until permanent homes can be found. This is achieved by compassionately rescuing, providing shelter, fostering, adopting, hospice care and full service veterinary services in a loving and compassionate environment. Some of our programs * Low Cost Spay/Neuter Vouchers * Rabies Clinics * Microchip Clinics * Seniors for Seniors Program You can mail contributions to: Chesapeake Feline Association, Inc. P.O. Box 925 Perryville, MD 21903 Paypal is available at our website www.chesapeakefelineassociation.org To volunteer please visit www.chesapeakefelineassociation.org or call 410-920-1831 CFA is now a proud partner of the Cecil County United Way. To contribute to CFA through the United Way just write in Chesapeake Feline Association. Thank you for supporting our great work!

  • Need Help Quitting?
    Tobacco use still plays a part in 1 of 5 deaths in the U.S. If you want to quit, the Harford County Health Department offers free classes and participants may be eligible for nicotine replacement products at no cost. Call 410-612-1781 for information or to register.

  • Project Crossroad Youth Programs committed to improving the futures of the youth of Cecil County.
    Young people are faced daily with crossroads in life. Should I drink alcohol? Experiment with drugs? Break the law? Finish High School? Project Crossroad exists to offer support to young people during this pivotal time of development. With an emphasis on education, a strong mentoring program and a variety of programs.Founded in 2007, Project Crossroad exists to educate, encourage and equip youth. The programs outlined (ADVANCE, ASCEND, ACHIEVE) herein are designed to meet the varied needs of at-risk youth through proven programs, mentoring, outstanding case management, and community support ACHIEVE A LifeSkill Program Botvin Training is a program for youth in elementary, middle and high school. Our LifeSkills instructor travels to county schools and meets with youth who have been identified as at-risk. Over several weeks students receive instruction in: Drug / Alcohol Abuse Prevention, Communication Skills, Anger Management, Decision Making, Dealing with Stress, Conflict Resolution, Self-Esteem, Social Skills and more. LifeSkills Training has been shown to reduce substance abuse by 80% with results that last for up to 10 years. ACTIVATE A five week program designed for students ages 8-12, to facilitate continued education over the summer and encourage student engagement in healthy practices. The camp will operate from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and will provide lunch for all students. Physical fitness activities and educational opportunities for the students are the primary focus of this program. Each day, the students will participate in lessons based on the specific sport being taught that week. These lessons will take place at the local park. Students will also participate in daily math and science lessons. Our goal is to help students increase their knowledge of math and science while also remaining physically active. ADVANCE Advance is designed to provide early intervention for children 8-16 who have been identified as potentially delinquent. Through the provision of one-on-one case management and services specific to each child’s / family’s needs, Advance offers LifeSills Training, counseling, anger management and more. Youth are also paired with a mentor and offered opportunities to complete community service requirements. ASCEND The Ascend Program serves young people between the ages of 16-21 who have dropped out of high school and are seeking their G.E.D. In addition to providing funding for students to attends G.E.D. classes at Cecil College, Ascend also offers pre-employment training and vocational training opportunities. Through Ascend, Project Crossroad is committed to partnering with local businesses to find employment for program participants. Ascend is also dedicated to working toward Maryland’s “Ready by 21” initiative which is designed to prepare youth for college, work and life. MOMENTUM Designed to provide more than just a safe place for kids to go after school, Momentum combines homework assistance / tutoring, structured recreation activities, character education and a nutritious meal for students at Elkton Middle School. Our enrollment is limited to just 25, ensuring each student receives lots of one on one investment from qualified staff. ACHIEVE, ADVANCE, ASCEND, and MOMENTUM do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, or sexual orientation in providing access to programs. Programs funded through the Governor’s Office for Children. Project Crossroad Youth Programs- if you are interested in any of the programs, ACHIEVE, ADVANCE, ASCEND, and MOMENTUM, listed above please call their office @ 443-350-9796 or for more information go online @ www.projectcrossroad .org

  • Response-a-Bull Rescue in Wilmington, Delaware NEEDS YOU!!
    Response-a-Bull Rescue is a non-profit, 100% volunteer-run organization located in Wilmington, Delaware that is devoted to the pit bulls and bully breeds who are so greatly misunderstood. Response-a-Bull Rescue is looking for dedicated volunteers to assist with dog walking, especially for morning shifts. Our dog-walking volunteer hours are from 9 am-12 in the morning and from 6-8 pm in the evening, seven days a week. We do not require that a certain amount of volunteer hours be met, or that an entire shift be worked - just an hour or so of your time once or twice a week is enough to make a difference in our shelter dogs' lives! Please note that, due to our insurance policy, you must be 18 years of age to help at the shelter. If interested in volunteering as a dog-walker, please email volunteer@response-a-bull.org to get started! Visit www.response-a-bull.org for more information about our organization.

  • Survivors of Abuse in Recovery, Inc. (SOAR)
    SOAR, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing mental health services for those who are affected by sexual abuse, regardless of their ability to pay for services. Incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) organization in 1992, Survivors of Abuse in Recovery, Inc. (SOAR) is a statewide recovery program which provides counseling, referral, and education services to adult, adolescent and child survivors of sexual abuse and assault, their non-offending partners, and non-offending family members. SOAR also provides outreach programs to community organizations and businesses. ~ In addition to the ongoing evaluation of each client by a trained clinician, the effectiveness of SOAR’s treatment program for children and adolescents is measured with the trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC), which is administered to teens before and after each cycle of the group treatment program they participate in. Children complete the TSCC at the beginning of treatment, after six sessions, and at the end of treatment or after one year, whichever comes sooner. The effectiveness of SOAR’s treatment program for adults is monitored with the Symptom Checklist-90 (SCL-90), a standard questionnaire that measures a client’s self-reported symptoms in nine specific psychological problem areas. Clients complete the SCL-90 four times before, during, and after treatment.~ For more information or to schedule an appointment call: New Castle County (302) 655-9049 ~ Newark (302) 655-3953 ~ Kent County (302) 422-3811 or Sussex County (302) 645-4903 www.survivorsofabuse.org

  • The Humane Society of Harford County Inc. (HSHC) and Pets for Patriots, Inc.
    The Humane Society of Harford County Inc. (HSHC) and Pets for Patriots, Inc. have joined forces to give active, disabled and retired military service members and their families the gift of a pet’s unconditional love, while providing dogs and cats with a second chance at life. Through this partnership, Pets for Patriots will connect our area’s loyal service men and women to HSHC, and HSHC will introduce them to eligible homeless dogs and cats that are looking for permanent homes. Individuals are eligible from any United States armed forces and at any stage of their careers – active, reserve, National Guard, retired or veteran. Eligible adoptions must meet one of the following criteria: dogs or cats two years and older, dogs 40-pounds or larger regardless of age, and special needs dogs and cats. The Humane Society of Harford County will help any veteran in the Pets for Patriots program find a needs- and lifestyle-appropriate pet. Enrolling in the Pets for Patriots program is free and in return, HSHC will provide a 20% adoption discount. In addition, several local veterinary clinics are offering discounts on veterinary services for approved Pets for Patriots members. Additional veterinarians are added to the program as they are approved. “Our goal is to help our adoption partners re-home harder-to-place pets that still have years of love and life to give,” says Beth Zimmerman, founder and executive director of Pets for Patriots. "Companion pets are known to provide real physical and emotional benefits to their guardians, including those suffering from post-combat stress, depression, isolation or physical disability. We’re delighted to work with The Humane Society of Harford County to give these at-risk pets a second chance at life and, in so doing, to enhance the lives of veterans living in the community." HSHC quickly saw the potential to find adult dogs and cats permanent homes with service members. “We are able to place about 1,500 pets each year,” says Mary Leavens, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Harford County. “Through our partnership with Pets for Patriots, we hope to provide forever homes to even more loving animals with the many military personnel and veterans in our area.” Service men and women interested in the program must first apply through Pets for Patriots and provide proof of their military service. Approval typically takes one or two business days, after which the military member can visit HSHC for assistance in choosing a new pet friend. About The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc. The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare and well-being of the approximately 4,500 animals that come to us each year. We promote the kind treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, care, adoptions, and community education. We are not a county agency nor are we affiliated with any national or regional organization. Your tax-deductible donations, bequests, and proceeds from events are crucial to our life-saving efforts on behalf of the animals of our community. Visit www.harfordshelter.org for more information and follow us at www.facebook.com/thehumanesocietyofharfordcounty. About Pets for Patriots Pets for Patriots, Inc., is a registered 501(c)(3) charity that connects hard-to-adopt shelter pets with service and veteran members of the United States military. Its mission is to consistently give the gifts of fidelity, joy and companionship to both pet and person. Pets for Patriots is one of the only organizations in the country dedicated to both at-risk pets and military members. Visit www.petsforpatriots.org for more information, follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/petsforpatriotsand become a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/petsforpatriots.

  • The Humane Society of Harford County is building a new shelter
    Everyone has the opportunity to contribute to the new facility, whether making a general donation toward the care and comfort of the animals, naming a room in the building, purchasing a commemorative “Leaf of Love” on our Donor Tree or more. We encourage you to make a gift to the area that is most meaningful to you. Gifts can also be made in honor of or in memory of a person or a pet. Give by credit card via our secure online giving form or call 410-836-1090, x101. Gifts by check should be made payable to The Humane Society of Harford County and mailed to: The Humane Society of Harford County, Attn: New Building Fund, 2208 Connolly Road, Fallston, MD 21047. You can make a one-time donation, or pledge to give over a period of up to three years. General donations of any amount provide food bowls, kitty litter, leashes and other daily supplies; comfortable new beds for the new dog kennels and cat quarters; and stainless steel cages, medical supplies and other long-lasting professional equipment for our first-ever procedures room. Click here to make a gift. Naming Opportunities. There are still many naming opportunities for those that want to endorse this project and permanently inscribe their name in the new building. Outside the building, donors can name benches and trees for $500 or more, and inside the building, there are rooms to be named for $2,500 or more. An example of a premiere space yet to be named is the Education, Training & Meeting Center. This will be the place where the HSHC Board and volunteers can meet, where volunteers will be trained, where educational programs will occur, dog training classes, and even birthday parties for kids can happen – right next to all of our furry friends. This will be an ideal place to name for the donor that enjoys high visibility. “Leaves of Love” Gifts. Become part of this attractive, hand-carved wooden interior tree displayed prominently in the new Adoption Center Lobby with stone, acorns, and brass and copper leaves bearing the names of special animals or people. Donors can honor a pet, person or family, either living or deceased, or a business on this beautiful tree to be seen by thousands of visitors for years to come. Donate Stock or Securities. A gift of stocks or securities to The Humane Society of Harford County can be arranged via electronic transfer or by receipt of stock certificates. The gift provides a full income tax deduction, negates capital gains tax, and may also avoid estate taxes. We would be happy to talk to you, your lawyer, or tax adviser about the advantages of making a gift of appreciated assets such as stocks or bonds. For more information, please email Mary Leavens or call 410-836-1090, x101. Donate a Vehicle. You can donate not just your car, but also motorcycles, jet skis, boats, mobile homes, snowmobiles, and more. Email Kim Aumiller or call 410-836-1090, x111. Employer Matching Gifts. Many employers sponsor programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees, allowing you to double or even triple the value of your gift. Find out if your employer matches gifts. If you have questions, please email Mary Leavens or call 410-836-1090, x101. If you have not yet had the opportunity to support the new shelter campaign, but would like to learn more, please review the information available below or contact our executive director, Mary Leavens, at (410) 836-1090 ext. 101 or mleavens@harfordshelter.org. Mary would be delighted to show you the designs of the new building, give you a tour, and just have a friendly informative conversation. Donors have always played a valuable role in supporting the Humane Society of Harford County’s work to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals in need. The GIMME SHELTER campaign is already underway, with the goal of raising a minimum of $1.5 million. Your support is absolutely vital to taking the first step toward serving and saving more animals.

  • You Are Not Alone Veterans Foundation
    You Are Not Alone Veterans Foundation proudly serves Veterans and their Families! We provide resources and expertise to assist with obtaining housing, recieving entitled benefits, maximizing employment opportunities, and providing counseling whenever needed. Our veterans are returning to an economy challenged by record unemployment rates and a stagnant job market. At the federal, state and local levels we are failing to help veterans transition from military service to the civilian work force. After World War II, exemplary programs and support for veterans created the American middle class and helped the “greatest generation” to become great. We owe this generation nothing less. We are dedicated to helping our veteran’s who are in need. It is our mission to help by responding to the emergency needs, personal or financial, of every veteran that is in need throughout the united states, and acting as liaison between the government and the community in safeguarding the rights of these veterans. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, far too many veterans are homeless in America—between 130,000 and 200,000 on any given night—representing between one fourth and one-fifth of the homeless population in the united states. It is our mission to lower this percentage by helping veterans to overcome all obstacles to employment and obtaining VA compensation and benefits in order to obtain adequate housing and living essentials. ~ With your support we can make this country a better place for all veteran’s who have fought for this country. Please visit www.youarenotalonevets.org, email YouAreNotALoneVets@gmail.com or call 302-751-0177 for ways to help, see upcoming events and to find out more on how you can be a hero to past, present and future United States veterans.

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