Community Calendar



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  • Saturday, January 31
    • "Breakthrough" at Sandy Cove Ministries
      Sandy Cove Ministries in North East will be holding a free event called "Breakthrough" for local high school age youth in Cecil County. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 18th, from 7-9:30pm, and will feature games, music, and a short message, with snacks available for purchase. You can rsvp and get more info on their facebook page.

    • 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

    • 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

    • Grow your own Garden with the Havre de Grace Green Team
      Mother Nature may not be at her best right now but the Havre de Grace Green Team, a local volunteer organization devoted to the environment wants you to “Think Spring”! The Green Team, along with the City of Havre de Grace, invites you to “Garden” with them utilizing one of four local community gardens. Thanks to local support, twenty-fifteen marks their fourth year of community gardening. Now, you can go green with your own ten by ten plot to grow what you want, meet new people, learn about gardening, beautify the neighborhood and just enjoy the goodness of being outdoors! The plots are located in Havre de Grace on Market Street, Seneca Avenue and off of Route one fifty-five near the community center. Plots are assigned on a first-come basis and there is a modest annual fee which includes water, mulch and deer fencing, if needed. Throughout February you can pick up a community garden application form at Havre de Grace City Hall, at the Public Library on Market Street or email your request to HDGgreenteam@gmail.com and check out our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HavredeGraceGreenTeam

    • 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.

  • Saturday, February 7
    • Good Shepherd School Indoor Flea Market
      Indoor Flea Market held at Good Shepherd School in Perryville MD- February 7, 2015 doors open at 8am to 1pm ~ Come sell your old clothes, kids toys, infant items- anything you don't want-someone will buy. ~ We are in need of Vendors and crafters. Tables are $20 each. Contact Good Shepherd Catholic School for more information 810 Aiken Avenue, Perryville, MD 21903 Phone:(410) 642-6265

    • HdG Maritime Museum seminars and workshops on bass fishing
      Time: 10am-4pm Location: 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Description: A full day of seminars and workshops on bass fishing, in addition to a free lunch, door prizes, and auction items. $50; please register in advance! Go to www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org. For more information contact: Tim Sherman, 410-608-5170 or visit www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

  • Sunday, February 8
    • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 2015 Student of the Year
      Time: 2pm-8pm Location: Looney\'s Pub North in Bel Air Description: The 2015 Concert for the Cure benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society\'s Student of the Year fundraising initiative.Featuring local bands: Crushing Day, The Never Ending Fall, 5AM, Highland Crush, and Natalie & Wes Davis. Silent and live auction items, food, raffle and more! $20 donation at the door (kids 12 and under free), join us in support of this great cause and help put an end to blood cancers! Proceeds Benefit: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society For more information contact: Hannah Jarmer 443-910-8150 or visit www.facebook.com/pages/Red-is-the-New-Black/956589881020209?pnref=story

  • Thursday, February 12
    • HdG Maritime Museum for a fun-filled evening of sea chanteys
      Time: 7-9pm Location: 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Description: Come out to the HdG Maritime Museum on February 12 from 7-9pm for a fun-filled evening of sea chanteys. A great outing for the whole family. $15 admission; beer, wine and snacks to be served. Be prepared to sing along and clap your hands! Tickets can be bought at the door or in advance. Proceeds Benefit: NONE For more information contact: 410-939-4800 or visit www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

  • Friday, February 13
    • Fire & Ice Fourth Annual Ball benfits Good Cause Foundation
      We would like to invite you to our 4th annual celebration of what we have accomplished together, as well as vision casting of what we see in our future for Harford & Cecil Counties. We have upgraded last year’s banquet to a ball. Even though the event is classier, the tickets are the same price at $40 each and if you like a discount, a table of eight will be $300. Your ticket includes a gourmet dinner, dessert, drinks and coffee. Live music will serenade you through the night. Wine will be for sale by an outside vendor. There will be both a live and silent auction with vacations to Ocean City, Florida, Puerto Rico, packages for boat rides, horseback riding, cleaning services, and handyman services, and more. Bring your checkbook and calendar. Every dollar raised will be paid forward into our community through the mission of Good Cause! Bring your Valentine out to Fire & Ice for a night to remember on February 13! Doors open at 6:30 PM with dinner served at 7 PM and auction at 7:30 PM. Good Cause's Executive Director, Jess Bousa, will share throughout the night a compelling vision, challenging you to be the change the world is waiting for! For more info, email our office at info@serveagoodcause.org, or check out Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/75155983825237 WHEN February 13, 2015 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm WHERE St. Patrick's Fellowship Hall 615 Pennington Ave Havre de Grace, MD 21078 United States Google map and directions CONTACT Jess Bousa · jess@serveagoodcause.org

  • Saturday, February 14
    • Elk Neck State Park Valentine’s Day
      Time: 4- 5:30pm Location: Turkey Point Lighthouse Description: Looking for a different way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Travel to Elk Neck State Park and enjoy a beautiful and informative two mile round-trip stroll up to the Turkey Point lighthouse. While there, share a refreshing treat of sparkling juice, chocolate covered strawberries and other holiday favorites with your best friend. Enjoy the sunset and get your photo taken by the lighthouse. Parking is limited; reservations required! $15 per couple. For more information contact: Jeanette Thayer, 410.287.5333 or visit dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

    • HdG Maritime Museum Striper School 2015
      Time: 10am-4pm Location: 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Description: Striper School 2015 February 14, from 10-4 A full day of workshops and seminars with top professionals on the Bay. Lunch will be provided. Learn all about the basics of striper fishing and delve into topics such as light tackle patapsco, bridge stripers, and spring trolling. A Q&A period will ensue, and we\'ll be having door prizes and auction items. Call 410-608-5170 to register - $50. Proceeds Benefit: NONE For more information contact: 410-608-5170 or visit www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

  • Friday, February 20
    • Bumper Jacksons at Laurapin Grill
      Time: Music begins at 8pm Location: Laurrapin Grill, 209 N. Washington St, Havre de Grace, MD, 21078 Description: On February 20, Bumper Jacksons will be bringing their unique sound to Laurrapin Grill. The DC-based group performs an exciting blend of the traditional and non-traditional; contemporary lyricism and form is coupled with the early sounds of western swing, street jazz, bluegrass and country blues. Their expansive roots repertoire and unique instrumentation will delight Americana enthusiasts of both traditional and progressive leanings. Recognized as DC’s “Best Traditional Folk Band” at the 2013 Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons have positioned themselves squarely at the helm of the young roots music scene pioneering a new, fresh take on American music. The Bumper Jacksons are a big, fat party. Hot and sweet, their early jazz and country repertoire paints America\'s story from New Orleans\' brothels to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78\'s, the Bumper Jacksons boldly and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, DIY style. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, the Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone is invited and the dance floor never sleeps! For more information contact: Dennis Theriault, 410-939-4956 or visit www.laurrapin.com/event/2033/

  • Saturday, February 21
    • HdG Maritime Museum MD Boating Safety Course
      Time: 9am - 1pm Location: 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Description: MD Boating Safety Course Two-day class spanning both Saturday, Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 22, from 9am - 1pm both days. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary presents this course all about operating a vessel in Maryland waters. Cost: $35, free for first responders and military with valid ID. Proceeds Benefit: HdG Maritime Museum and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary For more information contact: Abe Spergel, 443-504-3880 or visit www.hdgmaritimemuseum.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

  • Saturday, February 28
    • Bel Air Lions Club Loved Ones Show
      Location: Richlin Ballroom; 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood, MD 21040 Description: Lion's Loved Ones Show, Dinner and Dance. Come and enjoy nationally known Maryland Senior Idol Chuck Fisher and The Legends Show. Tickets are $45 in advance before by 14 Feb, and $52 after. Buffet Dinner including Beverages, Dessert, Cash Bar, Raffles, Money Wheel and Door Prizes. 7:00-11:00. Doors open at 6:30. Proceeds Benefit: All proceeds go to the Community For more information contact: Jim Szachta jmszachta@hotmail.com or visit www.BelAirLIONS.org

    • HdG Maritime Museum "Going to the Birds" Birdhouse Workshop
      Time: 10:30am Location: 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Description: "Going to the Birds" Birdhouse Workshop The Havre de Grace Library and the Maritime Museum present a fun birdhouse building workshop along with stories and a scavenger hunt. Proceeds Benefit: NONE For more information contact: 410-939-4800 or visit www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

  • 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.

  • 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. 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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