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  • Friday, September 4
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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: lc@mtzionbptchurch.org We look forward to hearing from you!! For more information contact: Patrice 410-939-5073 or visit www.mtzionbptchurch.org/learning-center

    • Oxford Main Street second annual First Friday Car Show
      Oxford Main Street invites you to the second annual First Friday Car Show on Friday, September 4th, 5-8PM pm in downtown Oxford, PA. Early bird registration before August 25th is only $10 After August 24th and the day of the event registration is $15. All registrants receive a goody bag with magnetic dash plaque and are entered into a raffle for a mechanics toolbox including tools from NAPA Auto Parts. Plaques awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the following car categories: Antique, Classic, Hot Rods, Muscle cars, Modern and Sports Compact/Tuner. Cars must be registered by 6pm to be judged. Come out and support Oxford Main Street, 501C3, non-profit at this fun, family event featuring live music, local restaurants, shops and street vendors. The Oxford Main Street First Friday Car Show is September 4th, in downtown Oxford. For complete registration details visit http://downtownoxfordpa.org/

    • 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

    • Sunday Breakfast Mission Food Donations
      Time: Call to make arrangements for large pick-ups Location: Drop off donations at 110 N. Poplar St. Wilmington, DE 19801 Description: Food collection to replenish the depleted food pantry at Sunday Breakfast Mission which helps to feed resident men, women & children three meals daily along with the community meal which feeds over 200 people from the community each evening & fills food boxes for 70 plus families per month. Go to www.sundaybreakfastmission.org for a complete list of foods needed. Proceeds Benefit: Sunday Breakfast Mission residents and community For more information contact: 302-656-8542 or visit www.sundaybreakfastmission.org

    • Sunday Breakfast Mission/UD Football Food Drive
      Time: until 7:30pm Location: The Bob - UD Football field Description: Support the UD football team in feeding the hungry at Sunday Breakfast Mission. Collection containers will be placed at all entrance gates fro Friday night's game. You can help by bringing much needed canned foods and staples. Proceeds Benefit: Sunday Breakfast Mission For more information contact: 302-656-8542 or visit www.sundaybreakfastmission.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

  • Monday, September 7
    • Union United Methodist Church, Elkton Garden Railroad Open House
      Time: 12 - 4 Location: 2618 Blue Ball Rd, Elkton, MD 21921 Description: Submitted by Alyce B. Templeton 610-467-1716 somdiff@zoominternet.net A Garden Railroad Open House will be held Labor Day – Sept 7th- from 12 - 4 at the D&M Garden Railroad, 2618 Blue Ball Road, Elkton. The event is sponsored by Union United Methodist Church, Elkton, MD. This free family fun event will be held – weather permitting – in an area that is handicapped accessible. Off street parking is provided. The garden railroad features five tracks that run through the countryside, small towns and the coal mine. You will see a vintage diner, an Amish farm and a power plant. The railroad layout has been newly expanded this year. People are encouraged to bring their cameras. A snack bar and children's activities will be available during the day. Donations for the Cancer Resource Center at Union Hospital will be accepted and appreciated. Come enjoy some fun family time, see the trains run, enjoy a snack and help the Cancer Resource Center. For directions or more information, call: 410-398-0188 Proceeds Benefit: Cancer Resource Center of Union Hospital For more information contact: 410 - 398 - 0188

  • 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/

  • Friday, September 11
    • St. Mary’s Rummage Sale
      St. Mary’s Church Road, Abingdon, Sept. 11, 10am-2pm & Sept. 12, 9am-1pm. Clothing, shoes, electronics, toys, pots and pans, kitchen items, collectables, tools, Holiday and home décor, books, records, tapes, CDs, DVDs, appliances, jewelry, furniture, bedding, linens, sewing and knitting materials, pictures, lamps, gardening supplies, lawn care tools, patio furniture, crafting materials.

  • Saturday, September 12
    • Blue Rose Project ANNUAL “BLUE CARPET” CHARITY FASHION SHOW TO BENEFIT NICU BABIES
      Time: 6 pm to 9 pm Location: Minker Hall -- 920 Principio Furnace Rd, Perryville MD Description: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Debra Shaffer 480-678-0297 debrashaffer2@gmail.com 3rd ANNUAL “BLUE CARPET” CHARITY FASHION SHOW TO BENEFIT NICU BABIES Benefitting NICU at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore Fashion Models Walk “Blue Carpet” Runway in Shades of Blue for Babies Perryville, MD – September 12, 2015 – Fashion and fundraising join hands for the third annual charity “Blue Carpet Fashion Show” hosted by the “Blue Rose Project” on Saturday, September 12, 2015, which opens to the public at 6:00 p.m. at Minker Banquet Hall, 920 Principio Furnace Road in Perryville. Models wearing shades of “blue” will walk the “blue carpet” at 7:00 p.m. with splashes of blue rose decor, raising funds to benefit NICU babies at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. “Blue roses are extraordinary, and our blue carpet models are extraordinary – because they believe ‘Anything’s Possible’ -- with limitless potential to achieve their dreams and give hope to others,” said Debra Shaffer, founder of the Blue Rose Project, which led to the first Blue Carpet Fashion Show in 2013. First inspired by her infant daughter Taryn Maryse, who was born prematurely at Arnold Palmer Hospital in 1994, Shaffer co-wrote and recorded the “Blue Rose” song as a tribute to her daughter. The song then inspired the charity project launched at the 2012 Mrs. Maryland America pageant, leading to annual fashion shows growing each year. The show features models of various ages, who will showcase blue-themed and accessorized fashion sponsored by DeJa Vu Boutique, Pizazz Wedding Boutique, Carole Clay and jewelry by Kris Tidball with Stella & Dot. Mrs. Maryland America, Su Joing Sollers, will emcee the show. “There is nothing in the world like holding a new baby and feeling relieved your baby is healthy. Every mom should feel this way, but unfortunately a lot of moms are not at peace when their baby is born. I love the Blue Rose Project because they are here to help ensure that every mom knows she is not alone, and help her through the process of getting her baby healthy,” Sollers explained. The show will be highlighted by a charity formal gown silent auction with 10 dresses donated by DeJa Vu Boutique. Also -- presentations of the “Blue Rose Hero” fundraising award and crowning ceremony for new Blue Rose Ambassadors. In addition, a new strings arrangement of the “Blue Rose” original theme song will be performed by “The Bowtallion” strings trio. The event features hors d’oeuvres by MacGregor’s Restaurant, entertainment, and vendor displays. The silent auction mixed with mingling, and photo opportunities with Mrs. Maryland America, are offered prior to the show and during intermission. Sponsors include Charles Meadows and Melissa Meyers Photography, Beauty Nerd Central and Foundation Entertainment. Tickets are currently on sale for $20 in advance of September 12th and $25 at the door. Reflecting on the past three years, Shaffer said “I am honored my song first helped stir hearts to join this cause for the NICU babies, and I’m thrilled the project is growing.” The true life story and the “Blue Rose” lyrical song can be downloaded for $1 for the babies at www.bluerosepress.com. For tickets and information on how to be a fundraiser model for the cause, or showcase as a local business vendor at the event -- call or email Nicole Burlew at 443-876-5475 or babe2188.nb@gmail.com, or Debra Shaffer at 480-678-0297. ### www.facebook.com/bluerosecharity www.bluerosepress.com Proceeds Benefit: Mercy Medical Center NICU Babies For more information contact: Nicole Burlew 443-876-5475 or Debra Shaffer 480-678-0297 or visit www.bluerosepress.com

    • Elk Landing Foundation
      Location: Elk Landing, Elkton MD Description: Help Historic Elk Landing Foundation with our ongoing restoration efforts. Take a step back in time and join us for an afternoon of wine and hors-d'oeuvre at the confluence of the Elk River. The fine folks at State Line Liquors will be providing insight into a variety of wines as we enjoy hor-d'oeuvre from Minihane's Irish Pub & Restaurant. Proceeds Benefit: Elk Landing Foundation For more information contact: Pat 443-350-9415 or visit elklanding.eventbrite.com

    • Pub Crawl to help The Humane Society of Harford County
      JOIN US FOR A PUB CRAWL! A Pub Crawl For Maxx & Waffles - Benefiting Open The Doors - The Humane Society of Harford County's Capital Campaign to furnish the new shelter! September 12th | 5-10pm | Starting at Looney's Pub North, 312 S. Main Street, Bel Air TICKETS - $30 in advance | $40 at the door | Must be 21 years of age to participate Included with your ticket: a drink at each of the participating establishments, a discounted food menu, an opportunity to win a door prize, and a souvenir bar glass. Please visit http://www.harfordshelter.org/event/a-pub-crawl-for-maxx-waffles/ to RSVP and purchase tickets online for the event. --------- ABOUT THE OPEN THE DOORS CAMPAIGN: The building of our new shelter is underway and we need your help to open the doors! From dog beds to desks and cat condos to medical equipment, every dollar of your contribution will go towards furnishing our new space. ---------

    • The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation/Kids for Hope
      Time: 8 to 11 a.m. Location: The Arena Club, Bel Air Description: More than 500 Harford County children and families will gather for the third annual Kids for Hope mud run and obstacle course on Saturday, September 12, at the Arena Club in Bel Air. The event kicks off at 8 a.m. with staggered start times on a first-come, first-served basis. The event concludes at 11 a.m. Kids for Hope benefits Cancer LifeNet at the Kaufman Cancer Center at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Cancer LifeNet is a free-of-charge supportive and navigation program offered to cancer patients and their loved ones in Harford and Cecil counties. Kids and teens, ages 7-18, will be challenged to complete an obstacle course including cargo nets, rope and wall climbing, mud and sand pits, fitness challenges, tunnels, bridges, a trek through the beach pool and more. This family-friendly course empowers kids to take part in a unique event, while raising funds for quality cancer care in the community. Kids for Hope takes place on the only obstacle course and mud run in Harford County. “It is truly amazing to see the kids having fun while being challenged by this muddy, obstacle course for such a great cause. The children of our future are already making a difference in the community by raising funds to support Cancer LifeNet at the Kaufman Cancer Center,” said Hollie Eid, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health team member and event chairperson. Registration for the third annual Kids for Hope costs $25 per child in advance and $35 on the day of the event. The Arena Club is located at 2304 Churchville Road in Bel Air. For more information, including sign-up, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, visit uchfoundation.org, call 443-643-3398 or email jsnyder2@uchs.org. For more information on programs and services offered by Cancer LifeNet and the Kaufman Cancer Center, visit www.uchcancer.org or call 866-393-4355. Proceeds Benefit: Cancer LifeNet at the Kaufman Cancer Center For more information contact: 443-643-3398 or visit uchfoundation.org

    • Training Camp 2015
      Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Location: Janes United Methodist Church - 213 North Walnut St. Rising Sun, MD 21911 Description: Training Camp 2015 is a men’s event designed to reach men from 13 – 99 years old, providing them with a day of worship, inspiration and education. TC15 features two national speakers: Pastor Ted Winsley – chaplain of the Philadelphia Eagles and Gary Cobb – former NFL Linebacker. Also, Brett Rush will provide worship music. There will be a free breakfast, lunch to buy and a breakout period with opportunities to connect with national ministry leaders. TC15’s theme is “Get in the Game.” We are calling men to a deeper spiritual relationship with God, to get involved in personal spiritual development and the spiritual development of their families. The men attending TC15 will be challenged to stand firm in their faith in the face of what the world is throwing their way, to stand firm on the principles of God, and to stand firm for their family and communities. For more information and to register go to www.TrainingCampMd.com or contact Steve Basht 610-220-5347 or Rob Billingham 484-288-0523 For more information contact: Steve Basht 610-220-5347 Rob Billingham 484-288-0523 or visit www.TrainingCampMd.com

  • Sunday, September 13
    • Havre de Grace United Methodist Church
      Time: 12 pm - 4 pm Location: Tydings Park, 300 Commerce Street, Havre de Grace, MD Description: 5th Annual Blessing of the Animals & Pet Expo Free Admission Blessings will take place at 1:00 and 3:00; free gift with each blessing. Pet-oriented vendors, face painting, children's craft table, HDG Police K-9 unit demonstration at 2:00 p.m., and a fun filled time at the park with your pets! It is expected all animals will be leashed or crated and have required shots. For more information contact: Tammy Brinkman 410-939-6105

    • VFW Post 7687-Chesapeake City
      Time: 8am-11am Location: 304 Basil Ave Description: All You Can Eat Breakfast Fundraiser - Grandparent's Day Sunday, September 13, 8am - 11am, $8/pp Bring the whole family. Open to the Public. Wheelchair accessible. VFW Post 7687 304 Basil Avenue, Chesapeake City, MD 21915 More Information: 410-885-5217 Additional Dates All You Can Eat Breakfast: October 11, November 8, December 13. Proceeds Benefit: local veterans/community programs For more information contact: Cheri 410-885-5217

  • Monday, September 14
    • Extreme Family Outreach Golf Tournament
      Extreme Golf Tournament Monday, September 14,2015 Ruggles Golf Course 5600 Maryland Blvd. A.P.G. Maryland 21005 Entry Fee $400 per Foursome ($100 per Golfer) by September 5, 2015 Late Entry Fee $440 per Foursome ($110 per Golfer) After September 5, 2015 Register online at www.extremefamilyoutreach.org http://www.extremefamilyoutreach.com/fundraising-events

    • Veteran's Outreach Ministries
      Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Location: Friendship Baptist Church Description: Veteran's Outreach Ministries are hosting a Health and Wellness discussion on the health care dilemma. This discussion will be presented by Westside Family Healthcare. A must for everyone who wants or needs information or has questions about healthcare issues. This event will be held at Friendship Baptist Church, 2200 Glasgow Avenue, Newark DE 19702. For more information contact: Tom Hogate / 1-302-229-1819 / tjhogate3@comcast.net

  • Friday, September 18
    • Tidewater Gospel Concert
      Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: Five Rivers Church 290 Whitehall Rd. Elkton, Md. Description: Gospel Concert Featuring A mixed blessing Ed. & Cheryl Mckeown,Carol Olson Dave & Kathy Reed & Friends Great Singing Voice of Jack Foreaker Proceeds Benefit: Free Will Offering to Benefit Haven House For more information contact: Edward Mckeown 1-410-398-5327

  • Saturday, September 19
    • Elk Neck State Park
      Time: 8-9:30pm Location: Elk Neck State Park- Turkey Point Lighthouse Description: September 19th “Turkey Point by Moon Light!” 8pm Celebrate International Observe the Moon Night by hiking approximately two miles round-trip, by the light of the moon, to the Turkey Point lighthouse. Learn more about the earth’s “natural satellite” along the way. Parking is limited; reservations required! $3 per person or $10 for a family of four. For more information contact: Ranger Jeanette Thayer, 410.287.5333 or visit dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

    • House of Hope Animal Rescue annual walk at North East Town Park
      Time: Registration Opens at 9 am Location: North East Community Park in North East, MD Description: We are hosting our annual walk at North East Town Park in North East, MD and we hope you will join us! There will be food, vendors, raffles, activities for the dogs, activities for kids, and most importantly, a great opportunity to help animals in need! Proceeds Benefit: House of Hope Animal Rescue Non-Profit 501c3 For more information contact: Patti, patti@houseofhopeanimalrescue.com or visit houseofhopeanimalrescue.com/2015_paws_in_the_park_walk

    • Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland
      Time: 10am-5pm Location: 900 E. Northern Parkway Baltimore, MD 21212 Description: Saturday, September 19 - Sunday, September 20 Part 1: 10 - 11am, 11:45am - 12:45pm; Part 2: 2 - 3pm, 3:45 - 5pm Take a break from your busy city life by engaging in guided retreat. Give yourself the gift of meditating on expanding your ability to love and have compassion for others. Relax between sessions in the comfortable setting of the World Peace Temple, Cafe, and Gardens. Come for ½ day, a full day, or the entire weekend. Full Day Cost: $40/$35 for students, seniors 60 plus, and unemployed.- Includes Lunch Half Day Cost: $25/$20- Doesn’t include Lunch, but you can purchase lunch in our World Peace Café. Location: KMC Maryland Temple for World Peace, 900 E. Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212 For more info and to register online go to: https://meditationinmaryland.org/workshops-retreats/retreats/retreat-in-the-city-8-steps-to-happiness/ or call 410-243-3837 Proceeds Benefit: International Temples Fund For more information contact: Monica Heiser 410-243-3837 or visit meditationinmaryland.org/workshops-retreats/retreats/retreat-in-the-city-8-steps-to-happiness/

    • McKean FFA
      Time: 7:00- 3:00 Location: Thomas McKean High School 301 Mckennan's Church Rd Description: Turn your old belongings into cash! ITs called AgTag Day Sale. You can purchase a parking spot for only $10. You can bring your household items and sell them , just like it would be as a flea market, or yard sale. Please contact Stephanie Matson at (302)-992-5520 or Stephanie.Matson@redclay.k12.de.us to reserve a spot or to learn more info! Proceeds Benefit: McKean FFA and your own self. For more information contact: Stephanie Matson (302)-992-5520

    • Relatives Matter: Raising Kin, A Conference for Kinship Caregivers
      Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: The EPICENTER at Edgewood, 1918 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood Description: “Relatives Matter: Raising Kin, A Conference for Kinship Caregivers” takes place Saturday, September 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The EPICENTER at Edgewood, 1918 Pulaski Highway in Edgewood. The conference, free of charge to participants and the first one of its kind to be held in Harford County, is for kinship caregivers. Kinship caregivers are relatives who assume the full-time care of a child whose parents are unable to do so for various reasons. Often, kinship caregivers are grandparents but could also be a non-relative adult who has a longstanding relationship with the child or family. The purpose of the conference is to share resources and address issues unique to kinship caregivers while raising awareness in the community. Kinship families often face financial, emotional and educational challenges. According to U.S. Census data, kinship families are more likely to be poor, single, older, less educated and unemployed than families where at least one parent is present. Letha Moszer, LCSW-C, MSW, a Salisbury University expert on family and childhood trauma and the conference’s keynote speaker, will discuss “The Experiences of a Child in Kinship Care: Trauma, Separation and Healing.” Participants will learn how trauma influences the development of behavior problems and the skills needed to address those challenges. Following the keynote address, “Legal and Financial Choices for Kinship Caregivers” will be discussed by Adam Hyman, Esq., a Harford County Bar Foundation board member who serves as a family law practitioner, and Ann Cogan Smith, administrator of the Harford County Circuit Court Self Help Center. Two breakout sessions follow. Lori Ginley from Partners for Success and Buck Hennigan, PPW, from Making a Difference will present a session titled “Navigating the Educational Needs.” Ginley and Hennigan will offer resources and advice on topics such as the types of services a child is entitled to receive (therapy, tutoring, recreation speech/occupational/physical therapy, specialized education, rehabilitative services and equipment), how services are obtained, who must make the referral and who is responsible for payment. “Getting What You Need to be a Successful Kinship Caregiver” will be discussed by Wayne Steedman, Esq., an educational advocate for children with disabilities and a partner at Callegary & Steedman, P.A.; Anne Brown, leader of Grandparents Supporting Grandkids Support Group; and keynote speaker Moszer. A resource and benefits fair will be held throughout the conference. In addition, free, on-site child care for registrants will be provided by the Edgewood High School National Honor Society. Registration is requested by September 12 by visiting harfordcountybarfoundation.org or by calling the foundation at 410-836-0123. The conference is presented by the Harford County Department of Social Services, Kinship Navigation, Harford County Circuit Court-Family Law; Harford County Bar Foundation; Office on Mental Health; HC Local Management Board and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. For more information contact: 410-836-0123 or visit www.harfordcountybarfoundation.org

    • RockRun UM Church Fall Festival
      Time: 8:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. Location: 4102 Rock Run Road, Havre de Grace MD Description: Fall Festival,AYCE Breakfast 8:00-10:30, Pit Beef/Ham/Sausage/Hot Dogs - 11:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. Vendors, Crafts, Scarecrow Making, Kids Activities, Moon Bounce, Bake Table, Mums. Vendor space still available, 10 x 10, $20.00. For more information contact: Woody Hower 443-668-7971 or visit RockRunUMChurch1785@gmail.com

    • Signal 13 Fund- help injured Police, Firefighters, and other First Responders and their families in
      Time: 730 PM to 1130 PM Location: Richlin Ballrom 1700 Van Bibber Road Edgewood Md. 21014 Description: We are a non profit that raises money to help injured Police, Firefighters, and other First Responders and their families in a time of need. We are having our first annual comedy with John DiResta a former NYPD Officer who has had his own sitcom and been in several movies. We have one of our own from the Sheriff's Office, Warren Brooks and C J Burney performing as well. Tickets are $45.00 per person or a table of ten for $400.00 dollars. Buffet meal, cash bar, door prizes and silent auction also. Ticket can be purchased on our web site by going to the tip and clicking on the shop tab. We use pay pal a secure site. One hundred percent of many raised is used for helping our Heros as we all donate our time to run this fund. If you need more information contact Marc at signal13fund@comcast.net Proceeds Benefit: Signal 13 Fund For more information contact: signal13fund@comcast.net or visit www.signal13fund.com

  • Monday, September 21
    • American Association of University Women
      Time: 4 - 6 PM Location: HCC, Edgewood Hall, Rm. 132 Description: AAUW Hosts National Archivist - The Harford County Branch of the American Association of University Women invite you to their fall meeting on Monday, September 21. A free light supper will be served in Room 132 of Edgewood Hall at HCC from 4 - 6 PM. The speaker, Suzanne Gould, is AAUW's national archivist and records manager. She will share some highlights of AAUW's amazing history and the impact AAUW has had on advancing educational opportunities for women. Contact Carol Mueller at trilobite929@comcast.net to RSVP. For more information contact: Carol Mueller at 443-412-2023 or visit harfordcounty-md.aauw.net

  • 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

  • Friday, September 25
    • Sunday Breakfast Mission Opening Gala & Show House Tour
      Time: Thursday-Saturday 11-4 and Sunday 12-5 Location: Kensey Johns, Jr. House - 313 Delaware St., NewCastle, DE 19720 Description: Sunday Breakfast Mission invites you to tour this historic house in Old New Castle painstakingly conceptualized and restored by a host of local designers. Opening Gala September 25, 2015 6:00pm $50 per person Gala ticket is good for 9/25 opening event only. If you wish to tour the house at another time you will need to purchase an additional ticket. Tour 9/26/2015 through 11/8/2015 Thursday-Saturday 11:00am to 4:00pm Sunday Noon to 5:00pm $20 per person Each ticket is good for one house tour anytime between 9/26/2015 and 11/8/2015 Thursday thru Saturday 11-4 and Sunday 12-5. Go to www.sundaybreakfastmission.org to get tickets. Proceeds Benefit: Sunday Breakfast Mission For more information contact: 302-656-8542 x 170 or visit www.sundaybreakfastmission.org

  • Saturday, September 26
    • American Legion Susquehanna Post 135
      Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: American Legion Susquehanna Post 135, 300 Cherry Street, Perryville, MD 21903 Description: Annual Crab Feast, Saturday, September 26, 2015, 2-6 PM: #1 Crabs-Best available to us!, Pit Beef, Crab Soup, Corn on the Cob, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Potato Salad & Coleslaw, Homemade Dessert, Draft Beer & Soda; Games of Chance; Open to the Public - All are Welcome; $40 Adults, $17 Children 6-12; Only 200 Tickets available; For tickets, contact the Post at 410-642-2771 or send check with number of tickets requested to: American Legion Post 135, PO Box 98, Perryville, MD 21903-0098. Proceeds Benefit: American Legion Susquehanna Post 135 For more information contact: American Legion Post 135, 410-642-2771 or visit www.al135.org

    • 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.

    • Cecil County Public Library
      Time: 11am - 2pm Location: Perryville Branch Library - 500 Coudon Boulevard, Perryville Description: All are invited to a community celebration of CCPL winning the National Medal, our nation's highest honor for library service! Children's activities, live music with local band Take 2, Kona Ice, and more! Let's celebrate! No registration required. For more information contact: 410-996-6070 or visit www.cecil.ebranch.info

    • Chesapeake Feline Association 2nd Annual Memorial 5K Run & 1.5M Walk
      Time: Registration/Check In 7:30am Race starts at 8:00am Location: Perryville Park, Perryville, MD Cecil County Description: Chesapeake Feline Associations 2nd Annual Memorial 5K Run & 1.5M Walk At the beautiful waterfront Perryville Park The event begins at the large pavilion in the Perryville Community park under the rainbow bridge. The course will take you along the beautiful bends of the river and you might even spot some of the park’s lovely feral cats sunning themselves along the banks. Registered Participants will receive a CFA Tee Shirt and a breakfast of healthy snacks and fruit. 1st 2nd 3rd place winders and medals. Pre- Registration Fee before 9/18 $25. Registration Fee after 9/18 $30. DOGS ON LEASHES WELCOME!! Proceeds Benefit: The Cats and Kittens in the care of Chesapeake Feline Association For more information contact: Donna @202-438-3090 or visit www.ChesapeakeFelineAssociation.org

    • Elk Neck State Park
      Time: 1-4 pm Location: Elk Neck State Park- North East Beach Area Description: September 26th National Public Lands Day, 1-4pm Come out and celebrate Public Lands Day at Elk Neck State Park! You will be among thousands of people nation-wide who volunteer their time to benefit America\'s public lands. Work side-by-side with park staff and afterwards enjoy a live animal program featuring some of Maryland’s most common reptiles. Meet in the North East Beach Area. Call for more details. For more information contact: Ranger Jeanette Thayer, 410.287.5333 or visit dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

    • Penn Township, Chester County
      Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Penn Park, 260 Lewis Road, West Grove, PA Description: For ten years, Penn Township has hosted the Annual Penn Township Community Picnic and Health and Wellness Fair in partnership with the Jennersville Regional Hospital on the last Saturday in September in the township park. This picnic started as free community event with free entertainment, free food, and free health and wellness screenings. Funded entirely by generous donations from sponsors, no taxpayer funds are used and nothing is sold at the event. From humble beginnings of only a few hundred people and barbeque, this picnic has grown into the premier event in southern Chester County with over 3,000 people in attendance last year. It is a fun day of health, wellness, information from local agencies and nonprofits, food, music, and activities for all ages. This year will mark the eleventh anniversary of this important community event and it will be the best yet as we again offer a live Elvis Tribute Show by Jesse Garron, the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders, Jungle John, the Philadelphia Union Mobile Tour and more!. The picnic is on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a rain date of Sunday, September 27, 2015. Proceeds Benefit: Penn Township For more information contact: Office 610-869-9620 or visit www.penntownship.us

    • Singerly Fire Hall Dinner and Tribute Show featuring Hall Of Fame Elvis tribute
      Time: 5pm to 9pm Location: 300 Newark Ave Elkton, MD 21921 Description: Dinner and Tribute Show, featuring Hall Of Fame Elvis tribute from Richard Blane, Oldies From The Sensations, Country Fixings from the #1 Patsy Cline in Cecil County and a tribute Killer Style Jerry Lee Lewis. Tickets are on sale now $30.00 includes dinner and the Show. Don't miss this dance, dinner and Epic production. Sure to bring joy to you soul. Premier's Tribute To The Stars Bringing It Back ! Proceeds Benefit: ladies Aux, Fire Dept For more information contact: Richard, 410-299-2187 or visit www.richardblane.com/upcomingshows.html

  • Friday, October 2
    • Hays-Heighe House
      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 by September 25 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. Proceeds Benefit: Hays-Heighe House For more information contact: 443-412-2539 or visit www.harford.edu/Peb

  • Saturday, October 3
    • Veteran's Outreach Ministries
      Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm Location: Friendship Baptist Church, 2200 Glasgow Avenue, Newark DE 19702 Description: Veteran's Outreach Ministries are sponsoring the 1st. annual "FUN"d raising outreach event. This event will be held at Friendship Baptist Church on Saturday, October 3rd. and will fund veterans outreach programs throughout the rest of the year, with Music, speakers, an excellent dinner buffet prepared by a local chef. The buffet dinner will be at 5:00pm with the silent auction after. Theme will be patriotic. Dress will be business casual. The cost of this event will be an amazing $25.00 per person. For more information contact: Tom Hogate / 1-302-229-1819

  • Sunday, October 4
    • Voices of Hope for Cecil County and UNITE to Face Addiction
      Time: 4pm-8pm Location: Washington, DC Description: Every 4 minutes someone dies from alcohol and other drugs. Accidental overdose is now the number 1 cause of death among young people today. Isn't it time we find solutions to the addiction crisis? Join us for the UNITE to Face Addiction Rally taking place October 4th, 2015 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and featuring performances from Joe Walsh, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, Jason Isbell, The Fray, John Rzeznik and more. The UNITE to Face Addiction Rally on October 4th will mark "The Day the Silence Ends" for the 1 in 3 households impacted by addiction. Partnering organization, Voices of Hope for Cecil County based out of Elkton, Maryland are people in recovery, their families and people who support recovery in Cecil County. We advocate for recovery resources, mentor others new in recovery, work to eliminate the stigma of addiction and recovery through outreach and education and generally support recovery in Cecil County but also around the world. For more information about the event visit our website at https://www.facingaddiction.org/blog/partner/voices-of-hope-for-cecil-county For more information contact: Voices of Hope for Cecil County Event Chair, Chelsea 251.518.7847 or Executive Director, Jenifer Tuerke 443.309.6457 or visit www.facingaddiction.org/

  • Friday, October 9
    • Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue
      Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00PM Location: 400 Ogletown Road, Newark DE. 19711 Description: Quarter Auction to Support Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue. Come out and join us for a night of fun! This is a HUGE quarter auction with a ton of great prizes! We will have special raffles that will include a NASCAR experience at Dover Downs, Wine Tasting, Golf Outing and more! So come out and raise your paddles to win a prize for as little as one, two, three or four quarters!!! All proceeds will benefit the Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue and the shelties will be eternally grateful for your support. All paddles are $5.00 each. A light fare will be available to purchase. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Location Aetna Fire Hall, 400 Ogletown Road, Newark DE. Proceeds Benefit: Northern Chesapeake Sheltie Rescue For more information contact: Lisa Flowers 302-887-8504 or visit NCSR-MD.org

  • Saturday, October 10
    • Red Lion Christian Academy
      Time: 1 pm race with 1130 race day registration and 1230 rids run Location: Glasgow Park rt 40 bear DE Description: RLCA is having a 5K to support our educational garden and recycling program. The programs will touch every grade PK-12th grade. Our plan is to have two harvests a year and eventually support the local food bank. Proceeds Benefit: Red Lion Goes Green Education Garden For more information contact: Linda Pargoe 302.834.2526 or visit www.races2rinCom

    • 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

  • Sunday, October 11
    • VFW Post 7687-Chesapeake City
      Time: 8am-11am Location: 304 Basil Ave Description: All You Can Eat Breakfast - Grandparent's Day Sunday, September 13, 8am - 11am, $8/pp Bring the whole family. Open to the Public. Wheelchair accessible. VFW Post 7687 304 Basil Avenue, Chesapeake City, MD 21915 More Information: 410-885-5217 Additional Dates All You Can Eat Breakfast: October 11, November 8, December 13. Proceeds Benefit: local veterans/community programs For more information contact: c

    • VFW Post 7687-Chesapeake City
      Time: 8am-11am Location: 304 Basil Ave Description: All You Can Eat Breakfast Fundraiser Sunday, October 11, 8am - 11am, $8/pp Bring the whole family. Open to the Public. Wheelchair accessible. VFW Post 7687 304 Basil Avenue, Chesapeake City, MD More Information: 410-885-5217 Additional Dates All You Can Eat Breakfast: November 8, December 13. Proceeds Benefit: local veterans/community programs For more information contact: Cheri 410-885-5217

  • Thursday, October 15
    • Veteran's Outreach Ministries
      Time: 2:00pm-7:00pm Location: Friendship Baptist Church, 2200 Glasgow Avenue, Newark DE 19702 Description: Friendship Baptist Church and Veteran's Outreach Ministries are hosting a job fair for veterans and the local community. For more information call Tom Hogate at 1-302-229-1819/e-mail: tjhogate3@comcast.net or Colin Diggs at 1-516-567-4788/e-mail:tcm3241@gmail.com For more information contact: Tom Hogate/1-302-229-1819

  • Friday, October 16
    • Valley of the Haunted Trail at Camp Hidden Valley
      Time: 6:30 - 10:30pm (varies) Location: 4722 Mellow Rd, White Hall, MD 21161 Description: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County announces the creation of the Valley of the Haunted, a new haunted trail experience coming to Harford County. In October 2015, the dark woods near Deer Creek will lurk with the undead and echo the screams of those who have haunted the woods for over 200 years. Valley of the Haunted, located at Camp Hidden Valley in White Hall, Maryland, will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County by developing an awareness of its life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, which have been provided to Harford County children and young adults for over 25 years. Valley of the Haunted will wreak havoc on all those who dare to enter on October 16-18, 23-25, 30 and 31 -- Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 p.m., and Sundays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free parking and shuttle service will be available at the Jarrettsville Lions Club parking lot, located at 3803 Norrisville Road, Jarrettsville, Maryland. Camp-style food and drinks will be available for purchase at the event. For the little zombies, children 10 and under will want to join in on the festivities at Little Haunts Sundays, which include a fun-filled experience of trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, a hay maze and more without the extreme scare factor of the trail. Little Haunts takes place on Sundays, October 18 and 25, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. In order to make this an experience our visitors won’t soon forget, we need many volunteers. For more information, register to volunteer or purchase tickets, visit www.ValleyoftheHaunted.com. Proceeds Benefit: The Boys and Girls Club of Harford County For more information contact: The Zombie Hotline - (410) 459-6402 or visit www.ValleyoftheHaunted.com

  • Saturday, October 17
    • C Milton Wright High School Band
      Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Location: 1301 North Fountain Green Road, Bel Air, MD 21015 Description: 1st Annual Car Show to benefit the 220 member marching band. It's a fundraiser to help defray the costs of uniforms and instruments. All recipients will receive a swag bag. There will be door prizes, raffles, food and fun. Come out and support the largest marching band of Harford County. Rain date will be October 24, 2015, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Proceeds Benefit: CMW Marching Band For more information contact: cmwbpo@gmail.com. Attn: David or Sandy

    • QACHS Class of 1973 CRUISE ABOARD THE RIVER PACKET!
      Time: Cruise begins at noon, cook out until ? Location: Chestertown/Centreville, MD Description: QACHS CLASS OF 1973 WILL CELEBRATE OUR 60TH BIRTHDAY YEAR STARTING WITH A CRUISE ABOARD THE RIVER PACKET! WHEN: OCTOBER 17, 2015 TIME: NOON (DURATION APROX 90 MINUTES) WHERE: BOARD/LEAVE FROM THE DOCKS AT THE FOOT OF HIGH STREET CHESTERTOWN, MD. (THE CRUISE W ILL ALSO RETURN THERE.) AFTER THE CRUISE ENDS, WE WILL THEN CONTINUE OUR CELEBRATION WITH A POKER RUN FOR THOSE INTERESTED, THEN A COOK OUT AT JEFF ANTHONY’S HOUSE IN CENTREVILLE, MD. COST: $20.00 PER PERSON SPACE IS LIMITED!!! PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW! WE NEED TO MAKE OUR DEPOST SOON SO PLEASE SEND YOUR MONEY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: QACHS CLASS OF 1973 MAIL CHECKS TO: C/O SHEILA PHILLIPS-GUYTON 627 WHITE MARSH ROAD CENTREVILLE, MD 21617 *443-262-6670* Proceeds Benefit: QACHS Class of 1973 For more information contact: Sheila Phillips-Guyton 443-262-6670

  • Sunday, October 18
    • Elk Neck State Park
      Time: 10am- 12pm Location: Elk Neck State Park- Turkey Point Lighthouse Area Description: October 18th “Hawk Watch” 10am Look high in the sky at Turkey Point and you will see migrating hawks and falcons. Join volunteers from Turkey Point Hawk Watch and Cecil Birding Club (and animals from the Scales & Tales program) to learn how to identify these birds of prey by color, shape, size, and silhouette. Meet at the Turkey Point Lighthouse parking lot. Donations welcomed. Call to make a reservation today! For more information contact: Ranger Jeanette Thayer, 410.287.5333 or visit dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

  • 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

  • Thursday, October 29
    • Amoss Center/Harford Community College
      Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Amoss Center, Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air Description: The National Geographic Live Speaker Series kicks off with Oceans: Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice on Thursday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Amoss Center at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air. The evening features underwater photographer David Doubilet, who has spent nearly half his life in the sea and photographed more than 70 stories for National Geographic, and aquatic biologist and photojournalist Jennifer Hayes, his wife and underwater partner, who will share their travels to various bodies of water around the world that are now under threat due to global climate change and overfishing. A reception with the speakers takes place in Darlington Hall from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Tickets to the reception and premier seating at the lecture are $40 per person. Premier seating is $30 per person; orchestra seating, $20; terrace, $15; and Harford Community College students and youth aged 17 and under, $10. For more information or to buy tickets, visit liveatharfordcc.com or call 443-412-2211. Harford County Public Library and Harford Community College Student Services are sponsors of the National Geographic Live Speaker Series. Towson University is the reception sponsor. National Geographic Live is part of Live! at Harford Community College, a new, interactive resource that provides info about all cultural and community events in one location. Visit liveatharfordcc.com for more information. For more information contact: 443-412-2211 or visit www.liveatharfordcc.com

  • Saturday, October 31
    • 7th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and Trick or Treat Walk
      Time: 9 a,m. Location: Harford Community College Description: The 7th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and Trick or Treat Walk presented by Kent Schwab Allstate Agency takes place at Harford Community College on Saturday, October 31, at 9 a.m. at Harford Community College. The race, on a USA Track and Field certified course, honors the memory of Heather L. Hurd, a history major at Harford Community College from 1999 to 2003, who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. The walk/run was established by the Hurd Family and Harford Community College in 2009 to raise funds for the Harford Community College Remembrance Book Scholarship Fund and to raise awareness of traffic accidents, their consequences and what can be done to prevent them. Over the six years the race has been held, more than $100,000 has been raised for Remembrance Book Scholarships. Registration costs $25 in advance (by noon on October 29) or $30 per person on race day. To register, visit www.harford.edu/heather. For more information, call 443-412-2428. The registration fee includes a t-shirt, refreshments and prizes. Trophies will be awarded to male and female top finishers in the following categories: 14 and under, 15 - 18, 19 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59 and 60 and over. Proceeds Benefit: Remembrance Book Scholarship Fund For more information contact: 443-412-2428 or visit www.harford.edu/heather

  • Sunday, November 8
    • VFW Post 7687-Chesapeake City
      Time: 8am-11am Location: 304 Basil Ave, Chesapeake City, MD Description: All You Can Eat Breakfast Fundraiser Sunday, November 8, 8am - 11am, $8/pp Bring the whole family. Open to the Public. Wheelchair accessible. VFW Post 7687 304 Basil Avenue, Chesapeake City, MD More Information: 410-885-5217 Additional Dates All You Can Eat Breakfast: December 13. Proceeds Benefit: local veterans/community programs For more information contact: Cheri 410-885-5217

  • Saturday, November 14
    • Elk Neck State Park
      Time: 8-10pm Location: Elk Neck State Park- Turkey Point Lighthouse Area Description: November 14th, “Slow Shutters and Starry Skies” 8-10pm Calling all amateur photographers! With your DSLR and tripod in tow, hike to the Turkey Point Lighthouse to explore the stars and constellations of a November night sky (approximately two mile hike round trip). Work with fellow photographers to learn more about long exposure photography and the ‘shutter priority mode’ on your camera. Parking is limited; reservations required! $10 per person. For more information contact: Ranger Jeanette Thayer, 410.287.5333 or visit dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

  • 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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