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  • Thursday, September 18
    • Havre de Grace High School Music Booster
      Time: 7:30 a.m. Location: Tydings Park Havre de Grace Description: The 2nd Annual Havre de Grace High School Music Boosters 5K Run will be held in Havre de Grace , Maryland at Tydings Park on Commerce Street on Saturday , May 10, 2104. Proceeds from the race will be used to support the band and choral programs at Havre de Grace High School. The music programs rely heavily on it\'s Boosters to continue to supply funds to help keep the programs function. The race will be timed by Blue Cheetah Sports Timing and begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.at Tydings Park. Pre-registration is $20 thru May 1st. Race day registration is $25 and will be held from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Race packets will include a race t-shirt and can be picked up the morning of the race. An Awards Ceremony will be held immediately following the race. First, Second and Third overall male and female will be presented with a plaque and monetary award. There will also be awards to the male and female runners with the fastet times in the following age groups:15 and under,16-19,20-29, 30-39,40-49, 50 plus. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to receive a registration form go to the following link: www. edline.net/pages/Havre _DE_Grace_High_School/364257474968384852306 or contact Denise Wilson at wilsix.msn.com or call 410-939-6853 Proceeds Benefit: Havre de Grace High School band and choral programs For more information contact: Denise Wilson 410-9396585 or e-mail Denise at wilsix@msn.com or visit www.edline.net/pagesHavre_ De_ Grace _High_School

    • HdG Maritime Museum
      Time: 7-9pm Location: HdG Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, MD Description: This will be a preliminary meeting for the Harford County Shape Note Singing Group. We will meet at the HdG Maritime Museum, every month (tentative), to sing some Sacred Harp material. This is a trad. American music style. All singers of every level welcome! This is a free group to join. We will be selling CDs for $1, if you would like to sing along with it before group meetings. Proceeds Benefit: NONE For more information contact: Cecil Cook, 443-786-0463 or visit www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

    • Perryville Farmers Market
      Time: 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Location: Lower Ferry Park, Broad Street & Roundhouse Drive, downtown Perryville Description: Fresh local fruit and vegetables, organic produce, bedding plants, fresh cut flowers, local honey, homemade soaps and lotions, baked goods, gluten free baked goods and baking mixes - all this and much more can be found at the Perryville Farmers\' Market. Come see what\'s fresh this week! For more information contact: Doreen Smith, 410/642-6066 or visit www.perryvillemd.org

    • Susquehanna American Legion Post 135 BINGO every MONDAY
      Bingo is held every Monday night at Susquehanna American Legion Post 135, 300 Cherry Street in Perryville, MD. Doors open at 5:30 and games begin at 6:30. There are 29 games including 5 specials, progressive jackpot and alert ball. For more information call Eleanor at 410-642-2561 or Cyndie at 410-378-4156.

  • Saturday, September 20
    • Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce
      Time: 7 am to 1 pm Location: 117 S Philadelphia Rd, (rt.40) Aberdeen MD 21001 Description: Aberdeen Community Yard Sale hosted by the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce. 10x20 Space $15, 20x20 Space $25, Table Rental $10 Get rid of all your old stuff, clean out your house and make some extra money. Salvation Army will be on hand to take anything you don\'t want to take home. Call 410-272-2580 for more information or http://aberdeencc.com/chamber-events.htm. For more information contact: Director: 410-272-2580 or visit www.aberdeencc.org

    • Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce
      Time: 7 am to 1 pm Location: 117 S Philadelphia Rd, (rt.40) Aberdeen MD 21001 Description: Come out and support your neighbors, Clean out your clutter and make some money doing it. Have fun! 10x20 Space $15, 20x20 Space $25, Table Rental $10 Food Vendors will also be present, and the Salvation Army truck will be onsite for donations. For more information contact: Jennifer Ambrose 410-272-2580 or visit www.aberdeencc.com/chamber-events.htm

    • Cecil County Solid Waste Management Confidential document shredding
      Time: 8am - Noon Location: Cecil County Central Landfill, 758 E. Old Philadelphia Rd., Elkton, MD Description:Cecil County residents can bring in up to five paper bags or small office paper sized boxes of documents for shredding and recycling for a $1 fee. For more information contact: Tanya Adams 410-996-6725 or visit www.ccrecycling.org

    • House of Hope Animal Rescue - Paws on the Park
      House of Hope Animal Rescue - Paws on the Park- 2nd Annual Dog Walk Fundraiser. Bring your leashed pets for a day of family fun at North East Community Park, 200 W. Walnut Street, North East, Maryland 21901~ September 20th starting at 9:00 AM~ VENDORS, SILENT AUCTION, PRIZES, LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AND MORE! ~ Pets must be leashed. $20 advance registration. $25 day of the event. Registration opens at 9AM - walk begins at 10:15AM. GIVE HOPE TO NEEDY DOGS! Interested in being a vendor, foster ir volunteer, please call us 302-229-5630! www.houseofhopeanimalrescue.com Find us on FaceBook!

    • KMC Meditation Center
      Time: 10 am - 1 pm Location: KMC Annapolis Description: We often confuse self-focus with self-confidence, believing that if we concentrate on our own needs and wishes we will feel more confident, but this often leads to self-criticism and lack of confidence. By understanding what actually creates self-confidence we can learn to be reliable to our self and to others, feeling happy with our ability to accomplish what we set out to do. Cost: $25 ($20 for students, seniors, unemployed, and for early registration by Wednesday, Sept. 17) Proceeds Benefit: Kadampa Bhuddist Meditation Center For more information contact: Monica 4102433837 or visit www.MeditationMD.org

    • Masonic Brotherhood Riders of Delaware - Southern Chapter
      Time: 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Location: 2 - Rommel Harley Davidson in Newcastle and Rommel Harley Davidson in Seaford, DE Description: Grand Master\'s Fisher House Ride. This police escorted ride will leave from two locations. Rommel Harley Davidson in New Castle, DE and Rommel Harley Davidson in Seaford, DE and will finish at Sports Zone in Smyrna, DE Registration begins at 9:30 a.m at each location. $20 per Bike and Drive/$10.00 per passenger. Free t-shirt for the first 50 registered (1 per bike) All profits go to the Fisher House at Dover AFB. Rain Date: September 21, 2014 Proceeds Benefit: Fisher House - Dover AFB, Dover, DE For more information contact: Bill Hadder - 302-542-3275

    • SARC 5th Annual Rising Above It Family Fun Day
      Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location: Ripken Stadium 873 Long Drive Aberdeen, MD 21001 Description: SARC’s 5th Annual Rising Above It Family Fun Day will be held from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Ripken Stadium. Family Fun Day features a mix of activities for kids and adults alike including two stages with entertainment, a scavenger hunt, interactive art activities, moon bounces, face painting, games, Balloon Man, hula hoop entertainment, vendors, Skullduggery Crew pirate encampment and more. The theme for Family Fun Day is the Wizard of Oz, any child under 10 who is dressed as their favorite character will receive free admission. Tickets available at the gate or can be purchased here: https://app.etapestry.com/cart/SexualAssaultSpouseAbuseRe/default/item.php?ref=905.0.393599027 Proceeds Benefit: SARC For more information contact: Beth 410-836-8431 or visit www.sarc-maryland.org

    • St. Mar\'s Episcopal Church White Elephant Sale
      Time: 8am - 4pm Location: 175 St. Mark's Church Road, Perryville, MD 21903 Description: White Elephant Sale Housewares, Decor, Bric a Brac, luggage, clothing, Christmas, too much to list. Something for everyone! Proceeds Benefit: St. Mark\'s Episcopal Church, Sunday School and Community Outreach Programs For more information contact: The Rev. Patricia Drost 443-299-4232

    • Stephen Ministry at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
      Time: 9:00AM - 1:00PM Location: Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, 500 McKennans Church Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 Description: Stephen Ministry is a worldwide interdenominational organization that gives training for lay people to enable them to provide one-to-one caring ministry through churches. Register by calling (314) 428-2600 or go online to www.stephenministry.org/workshop. Cost is $15 or $50 for four or more from one church. For more information contact: Janie Hewitt 302-377-1560 or visit www.stephenministry.org/workshop

    • Stephen Ministry at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
      Time: 9 am - 1 pm Location: Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church Description: Stephen Ministry is a worldwide interdenominational organization that gives training for lay people to enable them to provide one-to-one caring ministry through churches. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 20. Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, 500 McKennans Church Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. To register: (314)428-2600 or www.stephenministry.org/workshop. $15 or $50 for four or more from one church. For more information contact: Stephen Ministry Team - sm@rccpc.org or visit www.smore.com/98kj4

    • Union United Methodist Church Basket Bingo
      Time: Door open at 3:00 pm Location: 440 Union Church Road, Elkton MD 21921 Description: Union United Methodist Church 440 Union Church Road Elkton, MD 21921 Theme Basket Bingo ~ September 20, 2014 ~ Doors open at 3:00 pm and games beginning at 4:00 pm ~ The Cost is: $10.00 for a packet ~ $5.00 for any additional packets ~ Special games - $1.00, $2.00 and $5.00 ~ Holiday Harvest Raffle Basket ~ Come hungry there will be food for sale! Handicap accessible ~ Proceeds will benefit the evangelism and outreach programs. If you have any questions contact Donna at 443-907-2275 or email dlcericole@gmail.com ~ please visit our website www.union-umc.com or facebook www.facebook/unionunitedmethodist (You can find us on the corner of Leeds Rd, and Union Ch For more information contact: Donna 443-907-2275 or dlcericole@gmail.com

  • Sunday, September 21
    • Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation
      Time: 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm Location: Ed Oliver Golf Club Banquet Center Description: Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance. Ovarian Cancer Survivors FREE w/paid guest. Guest Speaker: Mrs. Maryland America, Zereana Huff, Ovarian Cancer Survivor Performance by: The Imagination Players Take advantage of bargain prices. Great opportunity to start your Holiday Shopping!! Ticket includes lunch and dessert, speakers, entertainment, and silent auction admission/bid opportunities. All proceeds will benefit ovarian cancer education & research. Typical items available: Golf packages, family entertainment packages, travel packages, retail/eatery gift certificates, artwork, diamond jewelry, lunch with Delaware elected officials, and much more!! All item sold WELL below their value! Proceeds Benefit: Delaware Ovarian Cancer Foundation For more information contact: Dorianne Short, 302-998-6889 or visit www.deovariancancer.org/teal_ribbon_luncheon__silent_auction/2014_teal_ribbon_luncheon__silent_auction

    • Luna's House
      Time: 9 am - 11 am Location: The Liriodendron Mansion, 502 West Gordon Street, Bel Air Description: Registration and Raffles from 9:00 to 9:30 Yoga from 9:30 to 11:00 Entrance Fee (donation) – $25 A yoga fundraiser to benefit our animal friends. Join us for an extended yoga class; a rhythmic yoga practice for beginner and experienced yogis. Fantastic goody bags for the first 40 participants! Refreshing healthy beverages available. Pre-register at Peace Yoga or online at www.peaceyogabelair.com. Pre-registration is appreciated. All proceeds benefit the animals of Luna’s House. Proceeds Benefit: Luna's House For more information contact: Serafina 443-617-2372 or visit www.lunashouse.org

    • River City Oyster Festival - Havre de Grace
      River City Oyster Festival September 21st 12-5pm Havre de Grace Lock house Museum $10.00 entry at the gate Receive 3 free oysters per entry The River City Oyster Festival takes place on Sunday September 21st from 12 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (free parking, $10 entry fee, with a portion of the proceeds and all shells going to the Oyster Recovery Partnership, 3 sample oysters given per ticket) offers attendees the chance to enjoy the freshest oysters on the half shell and boat-loads of “tasty” food provided by Laurrapin Grille, ice cold beer from Flying Dog, wine, and live music. Support the oyster recovery efforts of the Chesapeake Bay while enjoying live entertainment of The Roger Girke Trio and Second Chance. This event is brought to you by Laurrapin Grille, Flying Dog Brewery, and the Havre de Grace Lock house Museum coming together to support the Oyster Recovery Partnership of Maryland.

  • Monday, September 22
    • KMC Meditation Center
      Time: 7 pm t 8:30 pm Location: 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212 Description: Join us to celebrate this holiday by contemplating some of Buddha’s special qualities, which will inspire us to practice his teachings and follow his example. \"It is said that if we engage in any kind of virtuous action on this day it becomes especially powerful and our merit greatly increases. For example, if we offer one single light offering this action is multiplied to become millions of light offerings.\" Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Cost: Donations are appreciated! Everyone is truly welcome! You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. For more information contact: Monica 4102433837 or visit www.MeditationMD.org

  • Tuesday, September 23
    • Congressman Harris to Host Military Service Academy and College Resource Forums
      Washington, D.C. – The office of Congressman Andy Harris, M.D., will host two military service academy and college resource forums the week of September 22nd. The first event will be held in Bel Air, MD on Tuesday, September 23, and the second event will be held in Stevensville, MD on Wednesday, September 24. All interested eighth-graders and high school students are strongly encouraged to attend. Students and their parents will be able to learn more about the college application process, including how the Service Academy appointment process works. Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 When: 6:00-8:30 p.m. Where: Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe St. Bel Air, MD RSVP optional: 410-588-5670 Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 When: 6:00-8:30 p.m. Where: Kent Island High School, 900 Love Point Rd. Stevensville, MD RSVP optional: 410-643-5425

  • Wednesday, September 24
    • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
      Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Location: Large Conference Room at Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE Description: CELEBRATING SEPTEMBER AS BLOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. The Basics of Blood Cancer: Everything you wanted to know about your Blood Cancer Diagnosis but were too afraid to ask Have you been diagnosed with a Blood Cancer? Now what? This program will cover basic information a newly diagnosed patient needs to know, including treatment side effects, blood tests/count, coping and resources available. This program is intended for patients and their caregivers who have been diagnosed within the last 6-12 months. Complimentary dinner will be served. Speakers, Organization, Affiliation: -Liz West, RN, MSN, OCN, Patient Care Facilitator, Christiana Care Health System -Danielle Brown, MSW, Hematology Social Worker, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care Health System -Panel of Survivors Pre-registration for this free program is required. To register or for more information, or assistance for people with disabilities or grievances, please contact Michelle Sobczyk, Patient Access Manager at 302.660.4686 or michelle.sobczyk@lls.org For more information contact: Michelle Sobczyk, Patient Access Manager, 302.660.4686. michelle.sobczyk@lls.org

  • Saturday, September 27
    • HdG Maritime Museum CRABTOBERFEST
      Time: 6-9pm Location: American Legion Post #47, 501 St. John St., Havre de Grace, MD Description: The HdG Maritime Museum will be hosting its annual CRABTOBERFEST, on Sep. 27, at the HdG American Legion. Tickets are $55 each; parking is FREE. All-you-can-eat dinner of steamed crabs, pit beef, pit turkey, salad, corn on the cob, cake, and wine and beer. Live/silent auctions, raffles, a 50/50, and Big 9 game. For more info, please call the museum at 410-939-4800. Proceeds Benefit: None For more information contact: 410-939-4800 or visit hdgmaritimemuseum.org

    • KMC Meditation Center
      Time: 10 am - 5 pm Location: 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212 Description: The Empowerment of Buddha Amitayus with Gen Kelsang Chogden is a special ceremony and guided meditation, which will help us to increase our connection with Buddha Amitayus. Through receiving this blessing empowerment and creating a special connection with Buddha Amitayus, we develop confidence that we can make our human life truly meaningful by using it to progress on the path of permanent inner peace and happiness that will lead to our own enlightenment. This course will be of benefit to everyone, regardless of experience. Cost for Saturday & Sunday: $65 ($60 early registration by Sept 24, and for students, seniors 60+ and unemployed). Vegetarian Lunch is included on Saturday. Cost for Saturday only: $55 ($50 early registration by Sept 24, and for students, seniors 60+ and unemployed). Vegetarian Lunch is not included. Everyone is truly welcome! You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. For more information contact: Monica 4102433837 or visit www.MeditationMD.org

    • Luna's House Dog Days Afternoon
      Time: 11 am - 3 pm Location: 2801 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood, MD Description: Dog Days Afternoon Free Admission. Free goody bags to the first 50 dogs in attendance. Vendors, raffle prizes, kid's activities, and tours of the Luna's House facility. Harford Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit demonstration at 12 pm. Micro-chipping for only $20, Nail trims for only $11 and Pet Photos for only $5; all proceeds go to Luna's House. Luna's House is an all companion animal rescue and education center. Proceeds Benefit: Luna's House For more information contact: Luna's House 410-671-2954 or visit www.lunashouse.org

    • Penn Township/Jennersville Regional Hospital Community Picnic and Health and Wellness Fair
      Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Penn Township Park, 260 Lewis Road, West Grove, PA. 19390 Description: Penn Township Municipal Government 260 Lewis Road, West Grove, Pa. 19390 Contact: Karen Versuk, PR and Special Projects Officer Phone: 610-869-9620 Email:karenversuk@aol.com 10th Annual Penn Township/Jennersville Regional Hospital Community Picnic and Health and Wellness Fair Bigger is Better! Jennersville, PA. – The 10th Annual Penn Township/Jennersville Regional Hospital Community Picnic and Health and Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Penn Township Park located at 260 Lewis Road, West Grove, PA. The park is located next to the Jennersville Regional Hospital and across from the Jennersville YMCA. A local must-attend event for its free picnic and barbeque, great entertainment and as a great opportunity for community outreach, the picnic was started jointly by the Penn Supervisors and the Jennersville Regional Hospital as a way of gathering the community at large together to promote fun, friendship, health and wellness. It is paid for entirely by private donations from sponsors. Over the years, the picnic has grown in one of Southern Chester County’s “must attend” events for fall drawing 4,000 visitors annually. This year’s picnic promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Entertainment will be provided by Jesse Garron’s Live ELVIS Tribute, Philadelphia’s own Coast 2 Coast Motown Tribute band, the Philadelphia Union Mobile Tour with its traveling soccer field, Jungle John’s Balloon and Reptile shows, the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders, sword swallower, activities, and much more. Jennersville Regional Hospital will provide free health and wellness screenings, hospital tours and door prizes. Area nonprofits and services such as the Pennsylvania State Police at Avondale, Chester County Sheriff’s Department, Medic 94 and West Grove Fire and Ambulance will be on hand with information for the public. ### Proceeds Benefit: FREE community event For more information contact: Karen Versuk 302-463-6543 or visit www.penntownship.us

    • Response-a-Bull Rescue 2nd Annual Bike Run
      Time: Registration begins @ 10:00 a.m. Location: Starts at Rommel Harley Davidson in New Castle Description: 2nd Annual Bike Run benefitting Response-a-Bull Rescue, poker run with food & drinks included, door prizes, 50/50, raffles. Registration begins @ 10:00 a.m. @ Rommel Harley Davidson in New Castle and ends at the Newark VFW in Newark. Proceeds Benefit: Response-a-Bull Rescue For more information contact: Caitlyn Reynolds 995-2855 or visit www.response-a-bull.org

    • Steppingstone Farm Museum Fall Harvest and Craft Festival
      Time: 11am - 4pm Location: 461 Quaker Bottom Road Description: Fall Harvest and Craft Festival Apple Bobbing, Hay Ride, Scare Crow Making, Games, Bounce House, Apple Butter, Make Apple Butter, Great Food, Kettle Korn, Crafts and Vendors. Proceeds Benefit: Steppingstone Farm Museum For more information contact: Judi Robilotta 443-655-7790 or visit Steppingstonemuseum.org

    • Steppingstone Farm Musuem Fall Harvest & Craft Festival
      Time: 11am - 4pm Location: 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace Description: Steppingstone Farm Museum Fall Harvest & Craft Festival September 27th & 28th 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; bluegrass music; clogging and square dancing; food; and tours. Rain or shine event. Additional fees only for items you take home (scarecrows and pumpkins). Proceeds Benefit: Steppingstone Farm Museum For more information contact: Judi 443 655 7790 or visit www.steppingstonemuseum.org

  • Thursday, October 2
    • St. Mark\'s Episcopal Church Card / Game Party
      Time: 11:30am - 3pm Location: 175 St. Mark's Church Road, Perryville, MD 21903 Description: Card / Game Party Bring your own deck of cards. If you don\'t play cards, bring friends and a game of your choice. $12 Per Person / inc. lunch and dessert Reservations / Info: 443-299-4232 Proceeds Benefit: St. Mark's Episcopal Church - ECW Outreach For more information contact: The Rev. Patricia Drost 443-299-4232

  • Saturday, October 4
    • ANT's Army Benefits Cecil County Foster Children
      Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Location: Charlestown Baptist Church, 1168 West Old Philadelphia Road, Charlestown, MD 21914 Description: Many vendors, you can purchase cash and carry right then, place orders or book parties for the holiday season!!! Vendors include Mixed Bags, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware and many, many more!!!! Proceeds Benefit: Benefits Cecil County Foster Children For more information contact: Susan Tucker 410-937-5940 or visit n/a

    • KMC Meditation Center
      Time: 10 am - 5 pm Location: 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212 Description: Are you a worrier? Does anxiety interfere with your daily life? This is the retreat for you. We will examine how worry, anxiety and fear develop so that we can learn how to interrupt these exaggerated, tormenting thoughts. Relaxing meditations will be guided that will help you soothe your mind, and with practice, allow you to develop the power to remain peaceful and worry free even in difficult circumstances. Retreat sessions: 10 - 11am, 11:30am - 12:30pm, 2 - 3pm, and 3:30 - 4:30pm with Q & A Cost: $40 ($35 for students, seniors 60, unemployed, and if registered by Wednesday, Oct. 1) Cost includes a delicious vegetarian lunch made in our World Peace Cafe. Everyone is truly welcome! You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. For more information contact: Monica 4102433837 or visit www.MeditationMD.org

  • Saturday, October 11
    • LASOS A Mystery Bag Bingo!
      Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Location: Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main St., Bel Air Description: It's A Mystery Bag Bingo! October 11 at Bel Air Armory, 37 Main St., Bel Air Doors open at 6:30pm. Games begin at 7:00pm Bring your family and friends to a twist on the usual bingo games. The mystery bags, valued at over $50 each, will be filled with items from Vera Bradley, Thirty-One, Willow House, Stella & Dot as well as gift cards to local restaurants and shops. The evening will include 20 regular bingos, 3 special ones and a 50/50 raffle. Drinks and food will be available. Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door. 410-836-0333, info@lasos.org or at the LASOS office at 33 W. Courtland St., Bel Air. Benefits LASOS. Proceeds Benefit: LASOS For more information contact: Chrisitne McPherson at 410-836-0333 or visit www.lasos.org

    • VFW Post 8175 2nd Annual Family Carnival
      Time: Noon - 6pm Location: 208 W Hight Street Elkton MD Description: 2nd Annual Family Carnival, there will be a moon bounce, pony rides, face painting, games, prizes and more. Food will also be available: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Cotton Candy, Popcorn and more. Come out and support our local Veterans. Proceeds Benefit: VA Hospitals in Maryland, local schools, hospice, Colonial Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans and other Veterans service organizations. For more information contact: Post 8175 410-392-3914

  • Sunday, October 12
    • Cecil County Solid Waste Management Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
      Time: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm Location: Cecil County Central Landfill, 758 E. Old Philadelphia Rd., Elkton, MD 21921 Description: Cecil County residents can bring in household chemicals, medications, and electronics for proper disposal for free.We will be giving out information on Source Reduction, Recycling, Grasscycling, Home composting, and Proper Sharps & Medications Acceptance. The Cecil County Sheriff’s Office will be on site accepting medications and the Cecil County Hazardous Materials Response Team will be assisting as well as giving tours of the Haz-Mat Bus. For more information contact: Tanya Adams 410-996-6275 or visit www.ccrecycling.org

    • Prince of Peace Annual Spaghetti Dinner
      Prince of Peace Annual Spaghetti Dinner "with our delicious homemade meatballs." Sunday October 12, 2 till 6 p.m. Cake wheel, Chinese Auction and new this year, "A Christmas Bazzar." Beverages and dessert also served. $7.00 Adults (2 meatballs), $6.00 Seniors (1 meatball), $5.00 Children 6 - 11 (1 meatball); Children 5 and under free (spaghetti only). Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 2600 Willoughby Beach Road, Edgewood, MD. More information contact: Terri Stoll (443) 243-6909 or email thestolls@comcast.net

    • SARC Holly's Hope 5K/1 Mile Walk
      Time: 9 - 10:30 Location: Ma and Pa Trail at the lirodendron Mansion, 502 W. Gordon St., Bel Air Description: Ethan Brito's desire to honor his aunt, Holly, a survivor of abuse, led him to volunteer his time to organize SARC's first Holly's Hope 5K/1 Mile Walk fundraiser. The event will be held on Sunday, October 12 at 9:00 A.M. The fundraiser will be held on the Ma and Pa Trail starting at the Liriodendron Mansion, 502 W. Gordon St., Bel Air. Ethan, a senior at Bel Air High School, hopes to bring more community awareness to SARC, a non-profit in Harford County providing hope and resources to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse, and stalking, through a 28 bed Safehouse, 24 hour Helpline, and counseling and legal services. He states, \"What impacted me most, and pained me greatly, was to learn many victims of abuse feel they have nowhere to go, nowhere to turn, because they do not even know SARC exists. I have a hope that I can honor Holly and show her the respect and admiration she deserves for the strength of her unbreakable human spirit. And I have a hope that together as partners, we can introduce greater community awareness and show victims through SARC there is a refuge, there is a sanctuary, there is harmony and that there is hope for them, too.\" Holly credits the counseling services at SARC as well as her parents, and Ethan\'s mother, Amy Wood for helping her leave her abusive ex-husband. Kelsey Luchey, SARC\'s Associate Director of Development, said of Ethan, \"We\'re so grateful that he has come to us with this project. SARC\'s services are free to the clients we serve and the need is great. We\'re hopeful the community will come out to support this day.\" If you would like to join Ethan as a sponsor, contact Kelsey Luchey at 410-836-8431 or kluchey@sarc-maryland.org. Registration is $25 before October 1 and $30 after. If you\'d like to participate as a runner or walker, go to www.active.com and search for Bel Air. About SARC An organization founded by volunteers, SARC has worked to end domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking in Harford County, Maryland for the past 35 years. The Safehouse program was originally launched in 1996 and has provided 8,571 abuse free nights in the fiscal year 2013. SARC is Harford County\'s lifeline to victims, potential victims, and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Working within the community, SARC is the catalyst for the eradication and prevention of violence. SARC\'s shelter is a safe haven offering hope, empowerment, opportunities, and tools for new beginnings. SARC programs operate in a confidential environment of trust, respect and mutual accountability without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, or economic circumstances. Proceeds Benefit: SARC For more information contact: Kelsey Luchey at 410-836-8431 or visit www.sarc-maryland.org

  • Thursday, October 16
    • Cecil County Public Library Garden Seed Swap
      Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm Location: Rising Sun Branch Library Description: A Garden Seed Swap is being hosted by Rising Sun Branch Library on October 16th at 6:30pm. Come exchange collected seeds, or extra seed packets, with fellow gardeners! To attend, you can register online at http://www.cecil.ebranch.info or call the library at 410-658-4025. The library is located at 111 Colonial Way, Rising Sun, MD 21911 For more information contact: Rising Sun Branch Library, 410-658-4025 or visit md.evanced.info/cecil/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=6811

    • North East High School ARTOBERFEST
      Time: 3-7pm Location: 300 Irishtown Rd, North East, MD 21901 Description: ARTOBERFEST - This is a family-friendly event celebrating fine arts. There will be art/craft vendors, performances, games, and concession. The festival is free to attend, but tickets are available for purchase for food and games. The event will be held before the NEHS Homecoming varsity football game. Event is rain or shine. If you are an artist/crafter and interested in having a table, please email amccoy@ccps.org. Proceeds Benefit: NEHS-Artoberfest Scholarship For more information contact: Amanda McCoy - amccoy@ccps.org or visit schools.ccps.org/nehs

  • Friday, October 17
    • Upper Shore Decoy Show
      Time: Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 9am-4pm Location: North East Fire Company Hall Description: Celebrating our 47th year, this is the oldest continually running decoy show in the country. $5 general admission. Hosted by the Upper Bay Museum. Show open Friday 4pm-6pm, followed by Auction Preview Party (advance tickets only, $15, e-mail info@upperbaymuseum.org) and Auction at 7pm. Show also open Saturday 9am-4pm. Proceeds Benefit: Upper Bay Museum For more information contact: Rick Bouchelle, decoyshow@upperbaymuseum.org, 410-287-2675 or visit www.upperbaymuseum.org/decoyshow/

  • Saturday, October 18
    • Red Lion Goes Green 5k
      Time: 1pm with fun run for 8 and under at 12:30 pm Location: Glasgow Park, Bear, DE Description: 1st annual 5k to fund an educational garden and recycling program at the school. This event is open to the public and they can use races to run to register. Proceeds Benefit: Educational garden and recycling program for the school For more information contact: Linda Pargoe 302.834.2526 or visit Races to run

  • Sunday, October 26
    • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k (Team WayWick Sisters)
      Location: Hunt Valley, Maryland Description: My best friend and I will be participating in the Susan G. Komen 5k Race for the Cure. We are raising money under our team name WayWick Sisters. All donations go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. You can donate to Susan G. Komen through our team website http://www.komenmd.org/2014/waywicksisters or check out our incentive gifts for your donations mentioned on our Facebook event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/311500629008357/ Proceeds Benefit: Susan G. Komen Maryland For more information contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/311500629008357/ or visit www.komenmd.org/2014/waywicksisters

  • Saturday, November 1
    • HdG Maritime Museum Class "How to Read a Nautical Chart."
      Time: 9am - 1pm Location: HdG Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, MD Description: The HdG Maritime Museum hosts the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for the class, \"How to Read a Nautical Chart.\" This has been a very popular course in the past. Learn all about unraveling the mysteries of the seas, whether you\'ve been out on the water before, or are a beginning navigator. The basics of electronic navigation will also be covered as part of the course. Course fee: $35 Contact: Abe Spergel, 443-504-3880. For more information contact: 443-504-3880 or visit hdgmaritimemuseum.org

    • Luna\'s House
      Time: 10 am to 2 pm Location: Luna's House 2801 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood Description: Raindate – Sunday, November 2, 2014; 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Open to all makes and models! Free to spectators. Tax-deductible donation for entries. All proceeds benefit the animals of Luna’s House. Proceeds Benefit: Luna's House For more information contact: Doug 410-456-2227 or Dave 410-937-6866 or visit www.lunashouse.org

  • Saturday, November 8
    • 6th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk
      Time: 9 a.m. Location: Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air Description: The Sixth Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk takes place at Harford Community College Saturday, November 8, at 9 a.m. The race 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. On-site race registration takes place in the Susquehanna Center auxiliary gymnasium from 8 to 8:45 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m. The race takes place on a USA Track and Field Certified Course. Each pre-registered participant will receive a T-shirt, refreshments after the race, a commemorative ice scraper and two tickets to a Fighting Owls doubleheader basketball game against Tennessee’s Volunteer State Community College December 13 starting at noon. Awards will be presented based on age groups and final times. The Oriole Bird, Chick-fil-A cow and Harford Community College’s Screech will be on hand to greet participants. Many activities will take place before and after the race. They include the Maryland State Police’s seat belt convincer, which will demonstrate the impact of an automobile crash and the importance of wearing a seat belt, and DUI goggles that will simulate the impairment and danger caused by drunk driving. Also on hand will be a texting-while-driving simulator that participants can use to experience how distracted driving impacts operation of an automobile. Exhibitors at the race include AAA Mid-Atlantic, Kent Schwab Allstate Agency, Baltimore Metropolitan Regional Traffic Safety Program, Bel Air Honda/Fiat of Fallston, The Bike Shop of Bel Air, Canby Motors, Cowan Systems, LLC, HCC Driver Education Program, Harford County Department of Community Services’ Office of Drug Control Policy, Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland Insurance Administration, Maryland Teen Safe Driving Coalition and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The registration fee for the race is $25 per person in advance (those signed up by noon on November 6) and $30 on race day. The cost is $15 for those under 18 years of age accompanied by a registered adult. Participants may pre-register for the race by visiting www.harford.edu/heather. 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. Proceeds Benefit: Remembrance Book Scholarships For more information contact: 443-412-2449 or visit www.harford.edu/heather




Ongoing Events

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

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

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

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

  • Be a Election Judge in Harford County
    Harford County Board of Election is currently seeking interested individuals to work as election judges for the upcoming 2014 Gubernatorial Election cycle. If you or someone you know is interested, visit their website at www.harfordvotes.info. Click the “How to Become an Election Judge” icon on the lower right. Download the application in the upper right corner and return your completed form to The Harford County Board of Elections. For more information, contact Lisa at 410-809-6007. For information: http://www.harfordvotes.info or Contact: cmmundle@harfordcountymd.gov Phone: 410-809-6011

  • Boscov’s White Marsh Pet Displays from The Humane Society of Harford County
    Boscov’s White Marsh Puts Shelter Animals on Display from The Humane Society of Harford County The Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) is full of wonderful furry friends just waiting for someone to love them. But unless you’re thinking of adopting, all those great pets probably aren’t given much consideration. So what better way to advertise an adoptable pet than a place you might go to buy the things you need to make your house a home: Boscov’s. Boscov’s at White Marsh Mall has teamed up with The Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) to promote the idea that no home is complete without a pet. Five life-size cardboard cutouts of dogs and four cutouts of cats will be placed throughout the Boscov’s department store in Maryland. Shoppers visiting Boscov’s will be able to envision what a new pet companion would look like hanging out in their homes – and will hopefully be inspired to adopt, or at least get involved to help homeless animals at HSHC in Fallston. Each pet is outfitted with a collar and a sign that asks shoppers to consider adopting a pet, donating to help with their care, volunteering or fostering a needy animal. Each option on the sign is associated with a unique QR code which, when scanned with a smart phone, will lead store visitors to HSHC’s website to learn more about how to help homeless animals at the shelter. Shoppers might come to Boscov’s looking for a new outfit, mattress, or a fragrance but will leave inspired to adopt a new best friend. To kick off the promotion, actual dogs that are up for adoption at HSHC will visit Boscov’s on Friday, July 25th from 10am until noon with hopes to find forever homes. Grace Kalma, Public Relations Regional Manager at Boscov’s said the department store is pleased to help promote animal adoptions because Boscov’s believes in giving back to the community. “Year-round, Boscov’s is actively and intimately involved with the non-profit organizations in each of our local communities,” Kalma said. “It’s important to us to directly help all of our neighbors; both two-and four-legged.” “We’re hoping to reach a new audience of people who might already be considering adopting a pet or who may not know how close we are to the White Marsh area,” said Mary Leavens, executive director of HSHC. “Even if shoppers don’t come to adopt, this partnership is still a success because it raises awareness about the many wonderful animals waiting for forever homes at our shelter and the opportunities that exist to help those animals.” To learn more about the animals available for adoption at HSHC, including not only dogs and cats, but also small animals and farm animals, visit www.harfordshelter.org. About The Humane Society of Harford County The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc., (HSHC) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare and well-being of the approximately 4,500 animals that come to us each year. We promote the kind treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, care, adoptions, and community education. HSHC also owns and operates Rescue Me! at Harford Mall, the region’s first deluxe cat adoption center and boutique located in a shopping mall. We are not a county agency nor are we affiliated with any national or regional organization. Your tax-deductible donations, bequests, and proceeds from events are crucial to our life-saving efforts on behalf of the animals of our community. About Boscov’s Boscov’s with 43 stores in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Ohio, has been providing customers with a wide selection of merchandise, competitive prices and superior service for nearly 100 years. The company is committed to the communities it serves and has a long and distinguished history of civic and charitable activities. Boscov’s serves consumers across the county with a strong online shopping capability at www.boscovs.com., reinforcing Boscov’s position as the largest family owned independent department store chain in the nation.

  • 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.

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

  • Response-a-Bull Rescue in Wilmington, Delaware NEEDS YOU!!
    Response-a-Bull Rescue is a non-profit, 100% volunteer-run organization located in Wilmington, Delaware that is devoted to the pit bulls and bully breeds who are so greatly misunderstood. Response-a-Bull Rescue is looking for dedicated volunteers to assist with dog walking, especially for morning shifts. Our dog-walking volunteer hours are from 9 am-12 in the morning and from 6-8 pm in the evening, seven days a week. We do not require that a certain amount of volunteer hours be met, or that an entire shift be worked - just an hour or so of your time once or twice a week is enough to make a difference in our shelter dogs' lives! Please note that, due to our insurance policy, you must be 18 years of age to help at the shelter. If interested in volunteering as a dog-walker, please email volunteer@response-a-bull.org to get started! Visit www.response-a-bull.org for more information about our organization.

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

  • Susquehanna American Legion Post 135 BINGO every MONDAY
    Bingo is held every Monday night at Susquehanna American Legion Post 135, 300 Cherry Street in Perryville, MD. Doors open at 5:30 and games begin at 6:30. There are 29 games including 5 specials, progressive jackpot and alert ball. For more information call Eleanor at 410-642-2561 or Cyndie at 410-378-4156.

  • 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.

  • 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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