Community Calendar



Here's what happening at The Country Station!

  • Wednesday, July 1
    • 12' EMOTION KAYAK RAFFLE to benefit HdG Independence Day Celebration Committee
      12' EMOTION KAYAK donated by HdG Marine Center to benefit the HdG Independence Day Celebration Committee- the folks who bring you the best 4th of July parade and fireworks in the area. GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY ONLY 200 WILL BE SOLD AT $5.00 EACH! Drawing will be held 7/5/15 before the fireworks at the park. Tickets can be purchased at the Havre de Grace Visitors Center or call 410-939-4362 or 410-939-0385

    • Blood Bank of Delmarva 13th Annual Summer Blood Challenge
      Blood Bank of Delmarva is holding the 13th Annual Summer Blood Challenge from May 18 to September 26. The Summer Blood Challenge is a fun and easy way for your organization to help the Delmarva community and save local lives! The summer can pose as a challenge for the blood bank due to the lack of high school blood drives and summer vacations. The Summer Blood Challenge was developed as a unique way to involve employers to help spread the word about preventing summer blood shortages by encouraging their employees to give blood. “The Summer Blood Challenge is a friendly, competition among employers and community organizations,” said Roy Roper, Blood Bank of Delmarva President & CEO. “The summer months are typically slower for blood donations and the competitive spirit and prizes help motivate existing donors as well as attract first-time donors.” This year, 231 organizations have registered to meet the challenge to help prevent summer blood shortages. Registered organizations will earn points based on blood donations, first time donors and more. The grand prize for this year is a $2,500 TD Bank Visa Gift Card, along with two $100 gift cards every 56 days. In addition, all blood donors will receive 100 extra reward points each time they give blood to use in our online Rewards Store for merchandise! Our dedicated participants will receive recognition throughout the summer. “We anticipate tremendous support from our dedicated, donors who save local lives and have helped ensure a stable blood supply in our community for 60 years. We are grateful to everyone who takes the time to help others where we live,” says Roper. For more information about the Summer Blood Challenge, visit: www.DelmarvaBlood.org. About Blood Bank of Delmarva The Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD) is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) community service organization which provides blood transfusion products and services for hospitals within the Delmarva region which includes Delaware as well as the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. BBD supplies approximately 75,000 red cell, 13,000 platelet, and 21,000 plasma units per year. For over 60 years, Blood Bank of Delmarva has ensured a safe and continuous supply of blood to meet the needs of over 20,000 patients annually. In addition to blood provisioning, BBD operates a full service regional laboratory providing testing and reference laboratory services for other blood collection centers and hospitals. BBD is FDA licensed, a member of America's Blood Centers, and accredited by AABB. For more information about the Blood Bank or to schedule an appointment, visit www.DelmarvaBlood.org or call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8.

    • Catch a Pig 5K (Boys & Girls Club)
      Time: 8 - 10A Location: MA & PA Trail, Bel Air (Williams St.) Description: It's not just a run, it’s a CHASE. A few young runners – maybe yours if you sign them up early enough – get a head start on you. If you happen to “catch” (pass) them, your name will be put in a special drawing for local prizes. BUT LOOK OUT – this year we are adding a few BIG, BAD WOLVES who will get a late jump on you. If they pass you, you won’t be eligible for that special drawing! Aside from the “pass a pig” drawing, prizes and medals will be given to the top male and top female finishers. As well, all other names will be put into a hat to be pulled for a random winner. Proceeds Benefit: Boys & Girls Club For more information contact: Rod Bourn 443.412.2173 or visit runsignup.com/Race/MD/BelAir/CatchaPig5K

    • 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

    • Havre de Grace Farmers Market
      Havre de Grace Farmers Market brings the best of the Country to the Heart of the City, featuring products from Harford and Cecil Counties. Every Saturday now through June, nine until noon on Pennington Avenue The Have de Grace farmers market gives you access to fresh locally grown foods. Stop by, learn some tips from the Counties best Farmers . Starting Saturday July eleventh the Farmers Market will debut at its new location at Hutchins Park at the top of the Bay…For information about the Havre de Grace Farmers Market call 410-939-2100 and don't forget to find and like them on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/HavreDeGraceFarmersMarket?fref=ts

    • Havre de Grace Parade, Carnival, Concert and Fireworks
      There are NO rain dates. NO general admission charges. Tickets or Wristbands Required for Carnival Rides. GET ALL THE DETAILS: http://www.havredegracejuly4.org/

    • 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.

  • Friday, July 3
    • Town of Elsmere Fireworks
      Time: 5pm - 9pm with Fireworks at Dusk Location: Fairgrounds Park, Filbert & Dover Ave, Elsmere, DE 19805 Description: Town of Elsmere’s Annual Independence Day Celebration Friday, July 3, 2015 5pm – 9pm with Fireworks at dusk. (rain date: Sunday, July 5, 2015) Check out our website at Elsmere.delware.gov for a list of vendors participating in this event. For more information contact: Elsmere Town Hall (302) 998-2215 or visit elsmere.delaware.gov

  • Sunday, July 5
    • First Christian Church
      Time: 10:30am Location: 800 Giles Street Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Description: Southern Gospel artist Thomas Shelton in Concert! Open to the Public! For more information contact: Ramona Bunn at 410-939-1646

  • Wednesday, July 8
    • Delaware Hospice 5K Run & Family Fun Walk
      Delaware Hospice Center 100 Patriots Way Milford, DE 19963 WHEN: Wednesday, July 8th, Registration at 5:30pm and Race/ Walk Starts at 6:30pm Pre-Register (until July 6) - $20 per person Day of Registration- $25 per person Family/ Team Rate (Group of 4) - $70 WHY: Join us for the Delaware Hospice 5K Run and Family Fun Walk to support Delaware Hospice. The course is around the Delaware Hospice Center and through the neighboring area. All pre-registered participants will receive a T-Shirt and Post Event Cookout. Medals for Winners, Door Prizes, Prizes for the Most Money Raised will be handed out to various participants! To learn more information, please visit www.delawarehospice.org or contact Peggy Dolby at 302-746-4666 for registration or sponsorship opportunities. ### Since 1982, Delaware Hospice has provided the highest quality hospice and healthcare services, and serves as a trusted community partner in end-of-life education and support. Accredited by the Joint Commission, Delaware Hospice continues to be the largest and only licensed, non-profit, community-based hospice serving Delaware. Now also providing care in Pennsylvania; southern Chester and Delaware counties. For more information about Delaware Hospice’s programs and services, upcoming events, or employment opportunities, call 800-838-9800 or visit our website, www.delawarehospice.org.

  • Saturday, July 11
    • Cecil County Public Library Sporting Lives: Olympian Wilma Rudolph
      Time: 6pm Location: 301 Newark Avenue, Elkton, MD Description: Chautauqua: Sporting Lives: Olympian Wilma Rudolph Emmy-winning actress and educator Gwendolyn Briley-Strand brings Olympian Wilma Rudolph to life in this one-woman living history performance. In partnership with the Maryland Humanities Council, sponsored by Delmarva Power. Elkton Central Library, Saturday, July 11 at 6pm. Free. For more information contact: Cecil County Public Library (410) 996-5600 x481 or visit www.cecil.ebranch.info

  • Sunday, July 12
    • HdG Maritime Museum
      Time: 9am - Noon Location: HdG Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace MD 21078 Description: "Suddenly in Command" Course Would you know what to do if you had to suddenly take control of the helm? This course, organized by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, teaches the basics of what to do in an emergency, where you are "suddenly in command" of a vessel. Cost: $25 (no charge for kids under 15 if accompanied by adult; no charge for active military or first responders with valid ID) Proceeds Benefit: HdG Maritime Museum For more information contact: Abe Spergel; 443-504-3880 or visit www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

  • Monday, July 20
    • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County Children's Camp
      Time: 9 am - 12 noon Location: 2515 Churchville Rd., Churchville, MD Description: Culture Camp Comes to Harford County The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County, located in Churchville, is sponsoring a camp for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade from July 20th to July 24th. The students will learn how children live in other countries, the games they play, the songs they sing, the food they eat and the languages they speak. The fun will be from 9 am - noon each day. Cost is $75 for the first child in a family and $65 for each additional child. For more information or to register contact Stephanie Kalka at dre@uufhc.net or call her at 410-734-7122. For more information contact: Stephanie Kalka, 410-734-7122 or visit uufhc.net

  • Saturday, July 25
    • Cecil/Harford County Watermen's Association
      Time: 11am-5pm Location: Tydings Park, Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Description: Watermen's Appreciation Day Work boats, vendors, music, a silent auction, PLUS a celebrity appearance of Josh Harris from the F/V Cornelia Marie on Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch.” This event is hosted by the Cecil/Harford County Watermen’s Association and will be serving along with volunteers a traditional Maryland Crab Feast! Tickets for the Crab Feast are $45 each and include: all you can eat crabs, corn, soda/water, and beer. Additional food will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit our local Cecil/Harford County Watermen’s Association. Proceeds Benefit: Harford/Cecil County Watermen's Association For more information contact: Richard Russell, 443-617-1104 or visit NONE

  • Saturday, August 29
    • University of Delaware Physical Therapy Club Family Fun Day
      Time: 11 AM - 5 PM Location: University of Delaware STAR Campus - 540 South College Ave Newark, DE 19713 Description: We are hosting our second annual Family Fun Day at the STAR campus of University of Delaware. All monies raised will be donated to the Marquette Challenge, a national fundraiser through the Foundation of Physical Therapy. The Marquette Challenge collectively raises thousands of dollars each year to fund grants for physical therapy research. This research, in turn, helps practicing clinicians to improve their patient care. Our event will include an 80-foot long obstacle course moon bounce, a dunk tank, carnival games and crafts, food off the grill, and much more! Please join us at the STAR Campus on August 29th for a day full of fun, food, and prizes! Proceeds Benefit: Marquette Challenge - Foundation for Physical Therapy For more information contact: Dana Mathews, cell: 201-953-2373

  • Saturday, October 24
    • Homemade Soup Sale at Asbury United Methodist Church
      The Asbury United Methodist Church at 21 Craigtown Rd in Port Deposit will be holding a Homemade Soup Sale on Sunday, November 16th from 11AM-2PM. Chicken Noodle, Vegetable Soup, Broccoli Cheese, Potato and Chili will be available to purchase for $6 per quart or $3.25 per pint, carry-out only. For advance orders please call 410-808-7914.

  • 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.

  • ACCESS WILMINGTON
    Access Wilmington The Mayor's Committee on People With Disabilities The Access Wilmington Committee works in an advisory capacity to the Mayor to raise awareness of accessibility issues and to advocate for resources on behalf of individuals with disabilities and their families who live, work or visit the City of Wilmington. The committee's vision is for Wilmington to serve as a model of accessibility. It resolves to work toward: Community Education: Increasing awareness of disability issues and resources. Legislation: Develop laws and ordinances affecting citizens with disabilities and their rights. Accessibility: Assuring that all facilities and programs are totally accessible to citizens with disabilities. Employment: Promoting employment opportunities for citizens with disabilities. Transportation: Acquiring a totally accessible public transportation system. Economics: Promoting opportunities for economic independence for citizens with disabilities. Members are appointed by the Mayor. Those eligible for appointment include: Wilmington residents with disabilities Family members of Wilmington residents with disabilities Representatives of organizations which provide services to Wilmington residents with disabilities Students who attend city high schools and colleges City employees More About Access Wilmington Meetings Information Center ACCESS Awards Contact Access Wilmington http://www.wilmingtonde.gov/residents/accesswilmington

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NEW CASTLE< HARFORD
    : Crisis Intervention: the prevention of unnecessary or inappropriate hospitalizations of a person experiencing severe symptoms of a mental illness or substance related problem. By providing services in the community, CI staff can better assess the consumer's environment, support systems and current level of functioning. They can gain a clear understanding of type of treatment and support services that will be needed. NEW CASTLE COUNTY DE: http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dsamh/crisis_intervention.html HARFORD AND CECIL COUNTY - MD http://www.mdcsl.org/avjsc/csl_hotlines_ci.asp

  • 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

  • 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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