Community Calendar

Here's what happening at The Country Station!

  • Tuesday, December 1
    • 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

    • GRASP support group for those who have lost a loved one due to the disease of addiction
      Time: 530-630 pm Location: North East Branch of the Cecil County Public Library Description: This support group is for those who have lost a loved one due to the disease of addiction. Open to the public. For more information contact: April Foster, 443-553-0523

    • Harford County Board Elections
      Time: na Location: na Description: The State of Maryland is rolling out a new voting system for the upcoming Presidential Election. For more information or if you would like a sneak peek at your voting experience for 2016, contact the Harford County Board of Elections at 410-638-3565 or the Cecil County Board of Elections at 410-996-5310 Proceeds Benefit: State of Md For more information contact: na or visit na

    • Mt. Zion Learning Center
      Time: Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm Location: Havre de Grace, MD Description: Mt. Zion Learning Center NOW ENROLLING Open Feb 2015 Days of Operation: Monday-Friday Hours of Operation: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Service for Children: Ages 3-5 Phone Number: Call Patrice @ 410-939-5073 E-mail: We look forward to hearing from you!! For more information contact: Patrice 410-939-5073 or visit

    • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County
      Time: 10 AM - 12 PM Location: 2515 Churchville Rd., Churchville, MD Description: Starting on Saturday, October 10 at 10:00 AM a series of monthly InterPlay workshops will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship located at 2515 Churchville Rd., Churchville. InterPlay is a practice and philosophy toward wellness rooted in the power of play, which helps us unlock the wisdom of the body. InterPlay's creative process uses easy-to-learn forms of movement, stillness and storytelling that anyone can do. All body shapes and sizes and all degrees of comfort with movement are welcome. InterPlay is a global movement dedicated to helping the whole person thrive: body, mind and spirit. Facilitator: Rev. Lisa Ward. Childcare is available upon request. Fee: $5.00 per session. Contact or call 410-734-7122 to reserve your spot. For more information contact: Rev. Lisa Ward at 410-734-7122 or visit

  • Friday, December 4
    • Delaware Hospice
      Time: 10 AM to 4 PM Location: Delaware Hospice Center 100 Patriots Way Milford, DE 19963 Description: We invite you to our own home for a holiday celebration! Join us as we hold the Festival of Trees at the beautiful Delaware Hospice Center. While enjoying the spectacular display of decorated trees and wreaths, guests will be able to support Delaware Hospice’s care programs for patients and families by purchasing centerpieces, wreaths, tickets for the Raffle Tree, or items from the Bake Shop and Gift Shop. For more information contact: Peggy Dolby 302-746-4666 or visit

    • Delaware Hospice
      Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Location: Delaware Hospice Center 100 Patriots Way Milford, DE 19963 Description: Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, complimentary martini, wine, and beer bar at Delaware Hospice Mistletoe & Martini night. Events include a silent auction. Raffles. Entertainment by Junior Wilson. Tickets are $50 per person. Support Delaware Hospice programs that provides aid all across Delaware while getting into the spirit of the holiday season. For more information contact: Peggy Dolby 302-746-4666 or visit

    • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County
      Time: December 4 - 4:00 - 8 PM, December 5, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: 2515 Churchville Rd., Churchville, MD Description: Friday, December 4, 4 - 8 pm and Saturday, December 5, 8 am - 3 pm. A wide variety of home, holiday and handmade gift items as well as a "white reindeer" table will be available.Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2515 Churchville Rd., Churchville. Contact: or 410-734-7122. For more information contact: Judi Walkley - 410-734-7122 or visit

  • Saturday, December 5
    • HdG Decoy Museum
      Time: 10:30 - 4:30 Location: HdG Decoy Museum215 Giles Street Description: The HdG Decoy Museum invites you to join us at the Decoy Museum Saturday, December 5th, from 10:30 -4:30 to celebrate our 29th Anniversary. Enjoy meeting our guest carver, light refreshments, and free admission. Shop our gift shop to "tame" your Christmas list. New members will receive a free gift, current members can enter a raffle for a chance to win an upgraded membership valued at $100. Look for our float at the HdG Christmas Parade. For more information call 410-939-3739 or email Proceeds Benefit: HdG Decoy Museum For more information contact: Margaret Jones or visit

  • Saturday, December 12
    • Boyscout Troop 131 Christmas Bazaar
      Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location: YMCA of Cecil County, 25 YMCA Blvd., Elkton, MD Description: Come join our Annual Christmas Bazaar. Have your child's picture taken with Santa, explore our Santa House and play our reindeer games, enjoy lunch, our wonderful baked goods, and of course get that Christmas Shopping complete with multiple vendors and even our silent auction! Proceeds Benefit: Boyscout Troop 131 For more information contact: Wendy at 443-480-1950

    • Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland
      Time: 10am-12pm Location: Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland 900 E Northern Parkway Baltimore, MD 21212 Description: Family Meditation Workshop & Decorating a Peace Tree Sat. December 12 @ 10am – 12 Noon shutterstock_205922965 Join us for this family meditation workshop that will explore topics to create a happy, harmonious life. A peaceful family is a happy family! Class includes a short meditation, a teaching, family discussion, art projects, and social time with other parents. Holidays are a time when we should be relaxing with our family, but so often we end up running around buying more stuff! This workshop is an opporunity for families to learn how to meditate together while still engaging in the holiday spirit. The workshop will include time for parents and kids to meditate together, as well as a time when parents can be on their own while kids to crafts and read stories. The focus of this workshop will be generosity, kindness, and sharing. Cost: $20 per family Call 410-243-3837 or go to for more information Located at Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland 900 E. Northern Parkway Baltimore,MD 21212 Proceeds Benefit: Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland For more information contact: Monica Heiser 410-243-3837 or visit

    • Lewis Lane Players
      Time: 7:00 pm Location: Havre de Grace Activity Center, 351 Lewis Lane, Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Description: Imagine a time before television was king and radio ruled the airwaves. It was an age when everyone tuned in to hear Amos and Andy, The Lone Ranger or The Shadow. On December 12, 2015, the Lewis Lane Players will yet again be offering a unique opportunity to relive this time gone by and be part of the "studio audience" for a live radio play adaptation of a Christmas classic. Returning for it's second year, "It's a Wonderful Life! A Live Radio Play" is coming to Havre de Grace. Actors with the Lewis Lane Players will be performing this classic story and creating sound effects that stimulate the imagination right before the eyes and ears of our "studio audience," just like they were in the radio shows of the 20s, 30s and 40s. There is only one performances of this show, on Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 pm. The show will be at the Lewis Lane Players' home "black box" theater, "Theater 351," inside the Havre de Grace Activity Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children (0-11) and seniors (55+) and can be purchased at or in person inside the Parks & Recreation office at the Havre de Grace Activity Center, 351 Lewis Lane. For more information contact: Ken Coughlan or visit

  • Sunday, December 13
    • Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
      Time: 7-9pm (Doors open at 6:30 for cocktails/refreshments) Location: HdG Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Description: On December 13, Meneely, songwriter and chronicler of all things Chesapeake, joins forces with Seamus Kennedy, nationally and internationally-acclaimed Irish troubadour, for an evening of Holiday fun. Admission will be $15; parking is free! Janie Meneely has been performing Chesapeake Bay songs and stories for nearly three decades. Editor of Chesapeake Bay Magazine, she makes a living as a writer and advocate for Bay heritage and traditions. Sometimes saucy, sometimes serious, Meneely's music offers audiences a glimpse of a rapidly disappearing way of life and invites them to join in. Kennedy, born in Belfast but now residing in Maryland, has been entertaining audiences all over the United States for almost four decades. An accomplished singer, songwriter, guitarist, comedian, and all-around entertainer with a ready wit and a vast store of songs, he travels the country performing for thousands each year. His repertoire includes traditional Irish and Scottish ballads, classic Country & Western, American standards, and Children’s music. Kennedy’s ability to combine a total command of the music with humor makes him unique in the industry. So, please join us – wine and refreshments will be available. A fun evening for the whole family! Proceeds Benefit: HdG Maritime Museum For more information contact: 410-939-4800 or visit

  • 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

  • Sunday, December 20
    • Friends of Union United Methodist
      Time: 2 pm - 4 pm Location: Venue: D & M Garden Railroad 2618 Blue Ball Rd Elkton, MD 21921 Description: Santa Claus Express A Free Family Event This is the third year for this free event. Santa will be there with a special commemorative ornament for the children. Pictures with Santa will be available as well as hot chocolate and cookies Five tracks of garden railroad trains will be running through towns and countryside. We will also be featuring a last minute gift boutique featuring small unique gifts for teachers, mailmen, beautician or many others. Donations will be accepted and appreciated for the Cancer Resource Center of Union Hospital. This event is hosted by Friends of Union United Methodist Church. The site is handicap accessible and offers off street parking Proceeds Benefit: Cancer Resource Center of Union Hospital For more information contact: Don or Martha Lebo 410-398-0188

  • Monday, December 21
    • Harford Community College Ballroom With A Twist-Mas
      Time: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Location: APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College Description: Get your tickets now – Ballroom With A Twist-Mas is coming to Harford County on December 21 at 7 PM in the APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College. Santa will teach you how to salsa, shimmy, and samba when Live! at Harford Community College rolls out the red carpet for TV’s brightest celebrity dancers who will be starring in the holiday spectacular that will entertain the entire family. The family event features entertainers from Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance. Guest Star Professionals from Dancing With The Stars will be Tristan MacManus and Chelsie Hightower. The show will also feature a live band and have lots of holiday cheer including classic Christmas music as a special added treat. Tickets start at $20 at, the HCC Ticket Office in the Chesapeake Center, or 443-412-2211. For an additional fee, there is a Meet and Greet option that provides the opportunity for patrons to meet the performers following the performance. For more information contact: Ticket Office 443-412-2211 or visit

  • Thursday, December 31
    • The Community Fire Company of Perryville, MD Inc.
      Time: Doors open at 5 pm Location: Minker Banquet Hall 920 Principio Furnace Rd. Perryville MD 21903 Description: New Year's Eve Bingo Doors open at 5 pm Early bird games start at 6pm. Tickets include buffet dinner, half time dessert table with coffee, midnight toast, noise makers and a chance to win money! Early Bird Special $40.00 if paid in full by November 30, 2015. Tickets will be $50.00 in advance and $60.00 at the door. Prized payouts are based on ticket sales they maybe subject to change if 150 are not sold. Must be 18 years of age to be allowed in the hall during bingo. In the event of inclement weather the event will be postponed. Proceeds Benefit: The Community Fire Company of Perryville, MD Inc. For more information contact: Sue Hornbarger 443-783-3439 Brenda Buchanan 443-309-9524

    • Tidewater Gospel Relief
      Time: 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM Location: Elkton U, Methodist Church ,{Weldin Hall } Description: Tickets $15.00 Children under 10 free Gospel Music By Dave Reed & Friends, A Mixed Blessing, Children Puppet Show Jack Foreaker. Silent Auction,Door Prizes, Refreshments Included Proceeds Benefit: Tidewater Gospel Relief To Help Those In Need For more information contact: Edward Mckeown 1-410-398-5374

  • Sunday, January 24
    • Harford County Public Library
      Time: 2 p.m. Location: Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air Description: Charles Belfoure, The New York Times bestselling author, architect and historian, will discuss his second novel, “House of Thieves,” on Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue in Bel Air. “House of Thieves,” Belfoure’s second novel, features John Cross, a society architect in 1886 New York who is forced to join a criminal gang and plan robberies of the buildings he has designed to pay his son’s over-the-top gambling debts. The book was an Indie Next pick for September 2015 by the American Booksellers Association and a “Starred Review” in Publishers Weekly. In addition, “House of Thieves” is being turned into a television show, produced and directed by Francis Lawrence. Belfoure’s first novel, “The Paris Architect,” about an architect coerced to design hiding places in World War II Paris for Jews so the Germans couldn’t find them, received numerous honors. It was a finalist for the 2015 International Dublin Literary Award and received the American Booksellers Association’s Indie Pick. It was named a must-read book by the New York Post and a USA Today “New Voices” selection. Bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell named “The Paris Architect” his favorite book of 2013. In anticipation of Belfoure’s visit, the Bel Air Books at the Center discussion group, held at the McFaul Activities Center (525 West MacPhail Road in Bel Air), will discuss “House of Thieves” on Monday, January 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. The discussion is free and open to adults 55 years of age and older. Books may be checked out from the library ahead of the discussion. The January 24 event is open to the public and free of charge. Advanced registration is not required. Both of Belfoure’s books will be available for sale and for signing at the event. For more information contact: 410-638-3151 or visit

  • Friday, January 29
    • Bel Air Library Peanuts…Naturally...Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center
      Time: Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Location: Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air Description: Peanuts…Naturally, an exhibition at the Bel Air Library January 29 to April 24, takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts’ comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. Schulz, who created the Peanuts comic strip for nearly 50 years, was immensely curious, an avid reader and took a keen interest in the latest research findings in a variety of fields. It is not a surprise that many of these findings and facts found their way into Schulz’s comic strip, carefully interpreted through his characters’ unique, and sometimes wacky, understanding of their world. Peanuts…Naturally features 21 panels and 25 framed, high-resolution digital reproductions of original Peanuts comic strips. In addition, there will be three interactive activity stations that focus on the water cycle, birds and recycling. Peanuts…Naturally is organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, Calif. For more information contact: 410-273-5600 or visit

  • Friday, February 19
    • Cecil County Public Schools and The Cecil County Arts Council
      Time: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Location: The Chesapeake Bay Golf Club Description: Cecil County Public Schools, along with its sponsor, the Friends of UCSCA @ Cecil County Arts Council, extends an invitation to attend the UCSCA Art Auction. The Upper Chesapeake Summer Center for the Arts (UCSCA) is an eight-day student residential program held at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. UCSCA provides experiences in two-/three-dimensional visual arts, dance, digital arts, theatre, instrumental music, vocal music, and literary arts. This program continues to serve the most outstanding young artists in Maryland and has truly been a life-changing experience for hundreds of aspiring artists. We would like to generate funds earmarked for student scholarships for students to attend our program each year. We are holding our sixth annual “Art Auction” fundraiser to be held on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 7:00–10:00 p.m. at the Chesapeake Bay Golf Clubhouse , 128 Karen Drive ,Rising Sun , Maryland. The $10.00 entry fee includes: free bid card, complementary wine tastings, hors d'oeuvres, and live music. Contact / 410-996-5424 with any questions. Please join us to support the UCSCA students. Proceeds Benefit: Upper Chesapeake Summer Center for the Arts For more information contact: Ms. Dixon 410-996-5424 or visit UCSCA on Facebook

  • Sunday, February 21
    • Harford Community College Foundation/Alumni & Friends Associatio
      Time: 3pm-6pm Location: APG Federal Credit Union Arena, 401 Thomas Run Rd, Bel Air MD 21015 Description: The 17th Annual Winter Wine Expo hosted by Harford Community College Alumni & Friends Association and Wine World Beer & Spirits, traditionally draws a sell-out crowd of more than 600 people. All proceeds from this premier event benefit the programs and scholarships of the HCC Alumni & Friends Association. Expo highlights include sampling fine wines from around the world, tasting great craft brews, savoring delicious food from some of the area’s best local restaurants, ordering wine and beer at discounted prices, and offering guests the chance to bid on an array of unique silent auction. Tickets can be purchased by calling the HCC Ticket Office at 443-412-2211 or online: Proceeds Benefit: Harford Community College Alumni & Friends Association For more information contact: Tricia Clarke 443 412 2449 or visit

  • Friday, March 4
    • 15th Annual ATHENA Award and Women’s Leadership Breakfast
      Time: 7:30 to 9:45 a.m. Location: Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood Description: The 15th Annual ATHENA Award and Women’s Leadership Breakfast will be held Friday, March 4, from 7:30 to 9:45 a.m. at the Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road in Edgewood. Louise Phipps Senft, attorney, mediator and founder of Baltimore Mediation, will be the keynote speaker. The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to an exemplary leader who has achieved excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession; served the community to improve the quality of life for others; and, most importantly, actively assisted women to achieve their full leadership potential. The ATHENA Award presentation and Women’s Leadership Breakfast are organized by the Harford Community College Foundation. The Foundation is one of only three organizations in Maryland to host this event each year. Tickets to the breakfast are $40 per person or $350 for a table of 10. Tickets should be purchased by February 26 by visiting For more information, visit or call 443-412-2428. For more information contact: Denise Dregier, 443-412-2428 or visit

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 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

    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 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 for ways to help or learn more about the dedicated work of The Humane Society of Harford County.

  • Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
    DBCC remains the only organization in the state of Delaware focused solely on breast health issues as they affect men and women, who not only live in Delaware but in surrounding communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. Visit the WXCY Community Calendar for DBCC info.

  • 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

  • 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, For more details go to our website Administered by You Are Not Alone Veterans Foundation, CallUsVets and 21st Century Learning Innovations

  • Harford County Health Department Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism help
    The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health, is the primary U.S. agency for conducting and supporting research on the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and alcohol problems. NIAAA also disseminates research findings to general, professional, and academic audiences. Additional alcohol research information and publications are available at For more info about alcohol disorders or available treatment, visit the Harford County Health Department website at

  • 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.

    : 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: HARFORD AND CECIL COUNTY - MD

  • 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

  • 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 for more information and follow us at 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 for more information, follow on Twitter at become a Facebook fan at

  • 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 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.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County
    Time: 10 AM - 12 PM Location: 2515 Churchville Rd., Churchville, MD Description: Starting on Saturday, October 10 at 10:00 AM a series of monthly InterPlay workshops will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship located at 2515 Churchville Rd., Churchville. InterPlay is a practice and philosophy toward wellness rooted in the power of play, which helps us unlock the wisdom of the body. InterPlay's creative process uses easy-to-learn forms of movement, stillness and storytelling that anyone can do. All body shapes and sizes and all degrees of comfort with movement are welcome. InterPlay is a global movement dedicated to helping the whole person thrive: body, mind and spirit. Facilitator: Rev. Lisa Ward. Childcare is available upon request. Fee: $5.00 per session. Contact or call 410-734-7122 to reserve your spot. For more information contact: Rev. Lisa Ward at 410-734-7122 or visit

  • 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, email or call 302-287-8533 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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