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

    • Cecil County Watershed Stewards Academy
      Want to improve local water quality? -Is there a drainage problem in your neighborhood that you want to fix? -Want to be a leader in your community -Want to get off the sidelines and make a real change? You don’t have to be an expert; we’ll show you the way! Cecil County Government, along with University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension, are excited to announce that they are now accepting applications for the second Watershed Stewards Academy (WSA) class will start this September The Watershed Stewards Academy is a 20 course program led by the Department of Public Works, the University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension, and a number of other local professionals and groups with expertise in stormwater management and natural resource planning. This program will involve both classroom training and hands-on projects designed to train and support community leaders, to become “Master Watershed Stewards,” who will engage and educate citizens, businesses, and organizations within their community on how to reduce the negative impacts associated with stormwater runoff. Stewards will learn a variety of topics ranging from the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay to identifying sources of pollution to stormwater management techniques. Stewards will coordinate small-scale restoration projects such as rain gardens, rain barrels and conservation landscapes and learn how best management practices can improve and restore our local streams and waterways. Anyone interested in applying to participate in the second WSA class to become a Master Watershed Steward should contact Marshall McSorley of the Cecil County Department of Public Works Development Services Division at 410.996.5267 for more information or check out their website for an application. www.ccgov.org The deadline for applications is August 7th.

    • Eleanor Soltner Memorial Golf Outing
      Time: 7:30am-1:30pm Location: The Rookery North Golf Club 6152 S Rehoboth Blvd, Milford, DE 19963 Description: After the wonderful care that Eleanor Soltner received from the Delaware Hospice Milford Center, her family and friends decided to organize a memorial golf outing. The Eleanor Soltner Memorial Golf Outing also honors the memory of Don Tiedemann, Bob Graham, Bruce Aden, Francis W. Barney, Jr., Joe Hall, Ray Beck, and George Elliott. This fun morning event welcomes the community to help raise money and awareness of the Delaware Hospice Milford Center which offers highly specialized, 24-hour acute care to hospice patients who require symptom management. Foursomes and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Proceeds Benefit: Delaware Hospice For more information contact: Peggy Dolby, 302-746-4666 or visit www.delawarehospice.org/events/5th-annual-eleanor-soltner-memorial-golf-outing/

    • Elk Neck State Park
      Time: 6-8 pm Location: Elk Neck State Park- North East Beach Area Description: August 1st “Evening Paddle” 6-8pm Enjoy an evening paddle on the serene waters of the North East River. Discover the wonders that abound on the water as the sun sets. Meet on the North East Beach. $20 per canoe, $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak bring it along for just $5 per person. Space is limited, so call today to make your reservations. For more information contact: Ranger Jeanette Thayer, 410.287.5333 or visit dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

    • 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

    • Harford County Health Department HEAT ILLNESS OR FATIGUE
      With rising temperatures and humidity The Harford County Health Department warns residents to take precautions in hot weather against serious and potentially deadly heat illnesses. For information on heat-related illness http://harfordcountyhealth.com/

    • HARFORD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT Heat Precautions
      With rising temperatures and humidity bringing heat index numbers into the 90’s The Harford County Health Department warns residents to take precautions in hot weather against serious and potentially deadly heat illnesses. Harford County Health Officer Susan Kelly reminds the public about the seriousness of heat illnesses. She advises residents to prepare for steadily climbing temperatures and a rising heat index that will only increase over the next few months. Ms. Kelly states, “Individuals of all ages need to be cautious when vigorously working or playing outdoors or even when exposed for extended periods of time to hot indoor environments. Prolonged exposure to hot and humid weather conditions can result in potentially life-threatening heat-related illnesses and injuries. Persons who are exposed to excessive heat for any length of time, whether indoors or out-of-doors, must know risks and be exceptionally careful.” Heat illness takes many forms, including heat fatigue, heat syncope (sudden dizziness after exercising in the heat), heat cramps, heat exhaustion or the most serious, heat stroke. Heat stroke, is an advanced form of heat stress that occurs when the body is overwhelmed by heat and unable to control its temperature. Someone with a body temperature above 104 degrees is likely suffering from heat stroke and may have symptoms of confusion, combativeness, strong rapid pulse, lack of sweating, dry flushed skin, faintness, staggering, possible delirium or coma. Seek immediate medical attention for a person with any of these symptoms, especially an older adult. Basic strategies are key to preventing heat illness and focus on limiting exposure to excessive heat, limiting activity, dressing accordingly in lighter weight clothing, and staying hydrated by drinking more non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic fluids than usual. The risk for heat illness is a combination of the outside temperature along with the general health and lifestyle of the individual. Health-related factors that may increase risk include • The inability to perspire, caused by medications such as diuretics, sedatives, tranquilizers and certain heart and blood pressure drugs. • Taking several drugs for various conditions. It is important, however, to continue to take prescribed medication and discuss possible problems with a physician. • Being considerably overweight or underweight • Drinking alcoholic beverages • Being dehydrated • Age-related changes to the skin such as poor blood circulation and inefficient sweat glands • Heart, lung and kidney diseases, as well as any illness that causes general weakness or fever • High blood pressure or other conditions that require changes in diet. For example, people on salt-restricted diets may be at an increased risk. Salt pills should not be used without first consulting a doctor. Lifestyle factors that also can increase risk include extremely hot living accommodations without cooling and/or adequate ventilation, lack of transportation, visiting overcrowded places and not understanding how to respond to changing weather conditions. Individuals at special risk should stay indoors on particularly hot and humid days, especially when there is an air pollution alert in effect. People without fans or air conditioners should go to places such as shopping malls, movie theaters, libraries or cooling centers. Ms. Kelly also encourages everyone to remember to pay attention to family members, co-workers, friends, neighbors, and even pets. “Make sure to take necessary precautions, especially if they are young, elderly, or ill.” For more information on heat-related illness, visit the Harford County Health Department website at www.harfordcountyhealth.com or call 410-612-1781or the National Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov. Also, to obtain a free copy of the NIA's Age Page on hyperthermia in English or in Spanish, contact the NIA Information Center at 1-800-222-2225 or visit their website at: www.niapublications.org/agepages/hyperther.asp or www.niapublications.org/agepages/hyperther-sp.asp for the Spanish-language version.

    • Harford County Public Library Foundation Little Royal Highness Tea Party
      Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Location: Bel Air Library Description: The Harford County Public Library Foundation cordially invites young lords and ladies to a Little Royal Highness Tea Party on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at the Bel Air Library. Come dressed as your favorite prince or princess and enjoy tea and treats with children’s author E.D. Baker. A magical guest will make an appearance courtesy of The Princess Company. E.D. Baker made her international debut in 2002 with The Frog Princess, which was a Texas Lone Star Reading List Book, A Book Sense Children’s Pick, a Florida’s Sunshine State Readers List pick and a 2006 Sasquatch Book Award nominee. The Frog Princess inspired the Disney film Princess and the Frog! She has written 18 books to date and has no plans to quit writing anytime soon. E.D. Baker lives on a small farm in Maryland where she and her family breed Appaloosa horses. Tickets for the Little Royal Highness Tea Party are the child’s age up to $10. (Ex: a 4 year old is $4); adults are $10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, call 410-273-5300 or visit www.HCPLonline.org. This event is generously sponsored by Coffee Coffee, Flowers by Bauers and The Princess Company. All proceeds benefit the Harford County Public Library Foundation. Proceeds Benefit: Harford County Public Library Foundation For more information contact: Rebecca Jessop at 410-273-5600 or visit www.HCPLonline.org

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

    • Joe Hall Memorial Golf Outing
      Time: 10:00am-5:30pm Location: Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club 29494 Cripple Creek Dr, Dagsboro, DE 19939 Description: Join us for a fun day of golf with your family or friends. All are welcomed as we remember our loved ones. Registration includes, range balls, lunch, and an awards reception. Proceeds Benefit: Delaware Hospice For more information contact: Peggy Dolby, 302-746-4666 or visit www.delawarehospice.org/events/golf-outing-at-cripple-creek/

    • 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

    • Luna's House Car Show
      Time: 9 am - 1 pm Location: Maryland Sports Arena (parking lot), 2723 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood Description: Car Show Open to all makes and models! All proceeds benefit the animals of Luna’s House. Admission: Free to Spectators/$10 tax-deductible donation for entries Raindate: Sunday, August 16, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Proceeds Benefit: Luna's House For more information contact: Doug - 410-456-2227 or Dave - 410-937-6866 or visit www.lunashouse.org

    • St. Mark's Episcopal & Cokesbury United Methodist Churches
      Time: 6pm-8:30pm Location: 175 St. Mark's Church Road, Perryville, MD 21903 Description: Vacation Bible School Theme: Standing on the Promises of GOD For more information contact: Lisa Ewing 410-392-3358

    • St. Mary's Church Peach Festival
      Time: 11am - 2pm Location: 1 St. Mary's Church Road, Abingdon, MD Description: St. Mary's Peach Festival This year will mark the 11th anniversary for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church’s Annual Peach Festival. This year’s Festival will be held on August 1, 2015 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M The Festival will include a huge bake table, fresh sliced peaches, Country Fair Games, tot lot, church tours, a raffles, food (pit beef, hot dogs, chips, Broom’s Bloom ice cream, and sodas), and much more. Proceeds from this year’s Peach Festival will help fund the continuing restoration efforts for our beautiful historic church. Pets are welcome 1 St. Mary's Church Road, Abingdon, 21009, call 443 655 7790 with ???? Proceeds Benefit: St. Mary's Church For more information contact: Judi 443-655-7790

    • St. Mary's Church : Come and find that treasure, furniture,
      Time: 10am - 1pm Location: 1 St. Mary's Church Road, Abingdon, MD Description: Come and find that treasure, furniture, small appliances, clothing, shoes, kitchen items,books,linens, collectables, decorations, garden tools, etc. Proceeds Benefit: St. Mary's Church For more information contact: Judi 443-655-7790 or visit stmarysharford.org

    • Steppingstone Farm Museum Fall Harvest & Craft Festival
      Time: 11am - 4pm Location: 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace Description: September 26th & 27th (Saturday and Sunday)- Fall Harvest & Craft Festival – 11am to 4pm, Admission $10.00 for adults, children 12 & under and members free This event will feature activities such as craft booths; scarecrow making; pumpkin painting; apple bobbing & pressing; apple butter making; hay rides; straw maze; petting zoo; Punch & Judy and magic shows; bluegrass and traditional music; food; and tours. The museum will be selling mums, apples, pumpkins, kettle corn, apple butter and more for your fall decorating and munching needs! Rain or shine event. Additional fees only for items you take home (scarecrows and pumpkins). All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Steppingstone Museum Association for support of educational programs and care of historic buildings and collections. Proceeds Benefit: Steppingstone Farm Museum For more information contact: Judi 443-655-7790 or visit www.steppingstonemuseum.org

    • 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.

    • Veterans Concert 2 North East VFW
      Time: 2 pm to 8 ish Location: North East VFW North East MD Description: On August 22nd from 3pm to 8pm in North East MD we're having a Celebration to benefit our Veterans It all starts with a flag walk thru the side walks of town and a bike run. It's completely free and kid friendly.The " American Flag Walk " will start at 3:30,...contact Linda Stephens Clifton for more info here on FB. The Veterans Concert Bike Run will be kick stands up at 3:45,...Sign up will be between 2:00 - 3:30. The Veterans Concert will begin at 4:00 with TriState Area DJ's Chuck and Russell. The Out Of The Blue band will go on at 5: 00 - 6:00,..then DJ's till 7:00 when Forsaken Road takes it until 8:00. Face painting and a bouncing house for the kids. Concert and walk are FREE. Bike sign up is $10 and will get a ticket to be drawn at the concert and winner gets $100. Great food and cold beverages at the cheapest prices in the county. 100 % of the profits go to the VFW to help our Veterans. Everything is lined up and ready to go,...all we need is you to come and help us help our Veterans and to,....Share A Smile. Proceeds Benefit: United States Veterans For more information contact: 443 207 5980

    • West Cecil Health Center 2nd annual Community Health Fair
      Time: 8AM-1PM Location: West Cecil Health Center 49 Rock Springs Road Conowingo, MD 21918 Description: West Cecil Health Center is hosting it's 2nd annual Community Health Fair. This event is FREE to the public with vendors from around the community. Complimentary Screenings will be available for vision, hearing, diabetes, blood pressure, and dental. There will be a moon bounce and activities for kids, and health education information and giveaways for adults. For more information, contact Devon Ragan at 443-731-3144 or dragan@westcecilhealth.org Proceeds Benefit: Community Health Fair For more information contact: Devon Ragan 443-731-3144 or visit www.westcecilhealth.org

    • “Honoring Peb: An Evening of Art & Conversation”
      Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air Description: Pierre Bellocq, the renowned equestrian and political cartoonist known as Peb, will receive the fourth Robert & Anne Heighe Award for Excellence in Equestrian Journalism the evening of Friday, October 2, at Harford Community College. The award is presented by the Hays-Heighe House, a public history site located at Harford Community College. The Hays-Heighe House was the centerpiece of Robert and Anne Heighe’s 225-acre Prospect Hill Farm (headquarters of their Thoroughbred breeding and racing operations) from 1921-53. “Honoring Peb: An Evening of Art & Conversation” features the opportunity to view an exhibit of Peb’s work from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Hays-Heighe House’s galleries. The event moves to the Chesapeake Center Dining Room at 7 p.m. for the award presentation and a conversation with Peb as he reflects on his life and work. The conversation will be facilitated by Michael H.S. Finney, grandson of last year's award recipient, Humphrey S. Finney, and proprietor of Yoicks! in Saratoga Springs. Also at the event, Peb’s design for the program cover for the 30th anniversary of the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at the races will be unveiled. Tickets are $30 per person and include heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer/wine and may be purchased at www.harford.edu/Peb. Proceeds benefit the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College. Additional information about the event is available by calling 443-412-2539 or emailing haysheighe@harford.edu. Peb has been the premier equine cartoonist in the United States for 60 years. A native of France, he came to the United States in 1954 to create the artwork for the inaugural Washington, D.C. International at the invitation of Laurel Race Course owner John D. Schapiro. His first cartoon in the United States appeared in the Morning Telegraph (sister publication of The Daily Racing Form) on opening day of Jamaica Racetrack in New York in 1955. His work appeared in The Daily Racing Form for more than 50 years. Peb also provided editorial cartoons for The Philadelphia Inquirer (which at one time had the same owner as The Daily Racing Form) and produced numerous cartoons illustrating the civil rights struggle and various social issues in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. The Hays-Heighe House exhibit, titled, Peb, at a Gallop: The Art of Pierre Bellocq, features more than 50 cartoons, with topics ranging from horse racing to politics to civil rights. Included in the exhibit will be program covers, sketches never before published and original artwork. The exhibit is curated by Maryanna Skowronksi, director of the Historical Society of Harford County. “Peb, at a Gallop: The Art of Pierre Bellocq” will be open September 10 to November 6. Hours are Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.; Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon and first Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission to the exhibit during those times is free. Proceeds Benefit: Hays-Heighe House For more information contact: 443-412-2539 or visit www.harford.edu/Peb

  • Tuesday, August 4
    • St.Mark's Episcopal & Cokesbury United Methodist Churches
      Time: 6pm-8:30pm Location: 175 St. Mark's Church Road, Perryville, MD 21903 Description: VBS - Standing on the Promises of GOD Ages: 4-12 Dinner will be served Cost: Free Donations of school supplies appreciated Call to register and/or for more information. For more information contact: Lisa Ewing 410-392-3358

  • Thursday, August 20
    • 6th Annual Young AFCEA Crab Feast and IronBirds Game
      Time: Event Begins at 6 PM, Game starts at 7:05 PM Location: Upper Pavilion Party Deck, Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Dr, Aberdeen, MD 21001 Description: Young AFCEA's Aberdeen Chapter is holding its 6th Annual Young AFCEA Crab Feast at Ripken Stadium on August 20th, 2015! The event begins at 6 PM and the game starts at 7:05 PM. The cost is $50 for AFCEA Members/Government and $55 for Non-Members. Your purchase includes a ticket to the game, unlimited crabs, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Come out and join us to see the Aberdeen Ironbirds defeat the Staten Island Yankees and to have a great time enjoying food, drinks and baseball! See you there! Proceeds Benefit: Young AFCEA Aberdeen Chapter For more information contact: Mallory Steininger at Mallory.Steininger@Future-Skies.com or visit www.afcea-aberdeen.org/events

  • Saturday, August 29
    • UD Physical Therapy Program Family Fun Day
      Time: 11am-5pm Location: 540 S. College Ave Newark DE 19713 Description: The University of Delaware Physical Therapy Program is hosting its 2nd annual UDPT Family Fun Day on Saturday August 29th, 2015 for the Marquette Challenge, a nationwide competition and fundraiser among PT and PTA students to benefit the Foundation for Physical Therapy. Activities will include Moon Bounce, Wellness Screenings, Food, and Silent Auction - this year's silent auction will include a chance to bid on 2 tickets in the Monster Bridge Suite at Dover Downs!! We invite community members of all ages to come out to the new STAR Health Sciences Complex across the street from the UD football stadium to enjoy the activities planned for the day! Proceeds Benefit: Foundation for Physical Therapy For more information contact: Nathan McClain; nmcclain@udel.edu or visit www.facebook.com/udptfundraising OR www.facebook.com/events/827521887328412/

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

  • Thursday, September 10
    • 8th Annual TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) Golf Outing
      Time: 9 AM Shotgun Start Location: Ruggles Golf Course, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD Description: The 8th Annual TAPS Golf Outing, hosted by EOIR Technologies (formerly hosted by Viecore FSD), is scheduled for Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Ruggles Golf Course at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. This very special event has raised more than $300,000 for the Families of America's Fallen. Founded out of tragedy in 1994, TAPS has established itself as the front line resource to the families and loved ones of our military men and women. TAPS provides comfort and care through comprehensive services and programs including peer based emotional support, casework assistance, connections to community-based care, and grief and trauma resources. This is the tournament's fourth year in Maryland. We anticipate another exceptional day for all golfers on a great course for a very worthy cause. A continental breakfast and special buffet lunch will be served. Shotgun start at 9 a.m., with an 18 hole four-person scramble format. Prizes and awards will be presented for winning teams, putting, longest drive, and several other contests. Foursomes and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Hope to see you there! Proceeds Benefit: TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) For more information contact: Debra Wassmer at dwassmer@eoir.com or 410-306-8742 or visit www.taps.org/eoir/

  • Wednesday, September 23
    • Battle of the Bartenders
      Time: 6pm-10pm Location: Bethany Blues 18385 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958 Description: Join us for an exciting night as we determine who of the "celebrity" bartenders will crowned as the best bartender of Sussex County. Everyone is welcomed to come out and support your favorite bartender through "tips" Proceeds Benefit: Delaware Hospice For more information contact: Peggy Dolby, 302-746-4666 or visit www.delawarehospice.org/events/battle-of-the-bartenders-lewes/

    • Young AFCEA Mentor Protégé and Networking Night
      Time: Sign-In and Networking: 3:30 pm – 4 pm, Senior Executive Leadership Q&A Panel Discussion: 4 pm – 5 pm, Speed Mentoring Session: 5 pm - 6 pm, Social: 6 pm – 7 pm Location: Top of the Bay, 30 Plumb Point Loop, Aberdeen, MD 21001 Description: The Aberdeen Young AFCEAN’s First Annual “Young AFCEA Mentor Protégé and Networking Night” provides an open forum of Military, Civilian, and Industry leadership sharing career insights to aspiring young (40 and under) professionals. The format is a Senior Executive Leadership Q&A Panel Discussion with six distinguished government, industry, and military senior executives who will provide insights on career progression, importance of networking, roles of mentors in their own development, importance of higher education and training, concluding with lessons learned along the way. Following the panel, a Speed Mentoring break-out session with 15 other senior executive leaders that gives young professionals an opportunity to ask career questions/advice, connect, and build one-on-one relationships with the local leaders on a more intimate level which will enhance personal engagement, foster future mentoring relationships, and enrich the young professionals network. This unique event provides Young AFCEAN's with the opportunity to both network and sit side-by-side with these accomplished leaders. The cost of this event is $15 (for non-members) $10 (for members). The ticket price includes appetizers, non-alcoholic beverages, 1 alcoholic drink ticket, and the opportunity to network with Government, military and civilian leaders in the local community. Government attendees are eligible to receive CLP credits for this event. Check out our website to see a list of confirmed mentors and senior executives that are attending! While AFCEAN's 40 and under are highly encouraged to attend, this event is open to all AFCEAN's. Mr. Jim Costigan, Senior Representative, General Dynamics Mission Systems (GD-MS) will serve as the moderator for the evening. We hope to see you there! Proceeds Benefit: Young AFCEA- Aberdeen Chapter For more information contact: Brittany Paulshock at bpaulshock@eoir.com or visit www.afcea-aberdeen.org/register/83

  • Saturday, October 10
    • The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region The Freedom Fun Run
      Time: 8:00 a.m. Location: Perryville Community Park Description: The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (The Arc NCR) invites you be a superhero and support the freedom for people with differing abilities to learn, work and participate in our community! Participants are encouraged to dress in costume as their favorite superhero for the event. The Freedom Fun Run is a non-timed 5K scenic loop by the water in a fully accessible park. Walkers are welcome! Although this race is untimed, participants are welcome to time themselves and set a personal record or to take their time and hang out with other real-life superheroes. Your support makes a direct impact on the lives of adult individuals and families who have children with an intellectual and/or developmental disability. It means The Arc NCR can provide their own version of a superhero power: transportation for individuals to achieve greater independence as part of the Cecil County community. Registration includes a commemorative t-shirt and refreshments at the event. For those who wish to donate but can’t attend the event, a fundraising site is available. Proceeds Benefit: The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region's Cecil County Transportation For more information contact: Andrea Lynn, 410-836-7177 or visit www.arcncr.org/freedomrun.html

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

    • Young AFCEA Aberdeen Chapter's Strides for STEM 5K, 1 Mile Walk and Kid's Fun Run
      Time: 7:30 AM Packet Pick-Up, Race Begins at 9 AM Location: Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen, MD, 21001 Description: We invite you to support the Harford County community through participation and sponsorship of the third annual Young Armed Forces Communication Electronics Association (AFCEA) 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk, and Kids Fun Run which will be held at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryland on October 24th, 2015. This event, hosted by the Aberdeen Chapter of Young AFCEA, is the Chapter’s largest fundraiser of the year with proceeds going towards science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) initiatives in Harford County. Now more than ever, it is important for students to have access to educational experiences that generate interest and enhance ability in the STEM disciplines. The Young AFCEA Aberdeen Chapter has selected to donate proceeds raised from the Young AFCEA 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk to Bel Air Middle School’s Engineering Club. Each year the BAMS engineering club competes in several challenges both locally and nationally. Students research specific topical issues we face as a growing population and write research papers about the best way to solve problems in urban areas. Proceeds will help the students obtain new technology, so the research and reports they use are simplified and easier for the students to track. We hope to see you there! Proceeds Benefit: Bel Air Middle School's (BAMS) Engineering Club For more information contact: Race Director, John Liptak at JLiptak@Mission1st.com or visit www.afcea-aberdeen.org/files/events/AFCEA-5K-8.5x11-flyer.pdf

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




Ongoing Events

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

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

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

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

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

  • Blood Bank of Delmarva Summer Blood Challenge
    Blood Bank of Delmarva is holding the 13th Annual Summer Blood Challengefrom May 18 to September 26. The Summer Blood Challenge is a fun and easy way for your organization to help the Delmarva community and save local lives! The summer can pose as a challenge for the blood bank due to the lack of high school blood drives and summer vacations. The Summer Blood Challenge was developed as a unique way to involve employers to help spread the word about preventing summer blood shortages by encouraging their employees to give blood.

  • Dublin County Fair
    Dublin Country Fair, founded in 1995 was started to aid local students afford post-secondary education. 100% of proceeds fund area scholarships. Dublin Country Fair is part of Dublin/Darlington Parks & Recreation; non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Email dublincountryfair@yahoo.com https://www.facebook.com/DublinCountryFair/info?tab=page_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 www.fightblindness.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Sunday Breakfast Mission
    The Sunday Breakfast Mission offers a variety of services targeting the needs of men, women and children, which includes the men’s shelter, community meal program, men’s residential discipleship ministry, women and family discipleship ministry, medical clinic and thrift store. http://www.sundaybreakfastmission.org/index.php

  • 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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