Community Calendar



Here's what happening at The Country Station!

  • Saturday, July 26
    • Cecil County Public Library - Summer Reading
      Location: All Cecil County Public Library Branches Description: Summer Reading Kick-off Celebrations at all Cecil County Public Library Branches on Saturday, May 31. Celebrate and register for the Summer Reading & Learning Program with fun activities for the whole family! Check with your local branch for a full list of events. For more information contact: Questions? (410) 996-5600 or visit www.cecil.ebranch.info

    • Cecil/Harford Watermens Association
      Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Location: Frank J Hutchins Memorial Park Description: Free admission to Watermens Appreciation Day to promote and educate about the local watermen, seafood industry, environment. Fishing tournament for ages 11 & under, rescue boats & work boats on display, crab derby, crab pot building, Rope Toss, Exhibitors\' displays. Food, Silent Auction, Raffles, & Prize wheel throughout the day. Proceeds Benefit: Cecil/Harford Watermens Association For more information contact: Charles Ewers (443) 255-0414 or visit Facebook

    • 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

    • Havre de Grace Maritime Museum Kids' Summer Storytime
      Time: 10 am Location: HdG Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St. Havre de Grace, MD Description: Kids' Summer Storytime here at the HdG Maritime Museum will be at 10 am every Thursday throughout the summer! All kids get in free, and can make a craft to take home after the story is over. A new story will be read every week - come join us! Proceeds Benefit: NONE For more information contact: 410-939-4800 or visit www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

    • HdG Maritime Museum Wednesday nights concert series
      Time: 7-9pm Location: HdG Maritime Museum Description: On Wednesday nights throughout the summer, the HdG Maritime Museum will be hosting a concert series featuring a wide array of artists and groups. The dates run from June 4 - August 13, from 7-9pm each Wednesday. A small donation is suggested per person to defray expenses. The venue will be inside the museum, which is air-conditioned, and wine as well as beer will be available for purchase. Proceeds Benefit: HdG Maritime Museum For more information contact: 410-939-4800 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.

    • Volunteer Fire Company #1 of Chesapeake City Inc Sub Sale
      Time: 4pm -8pm Location: 2859 Augustine Herman Hwy, Chesapeake City, MD 21915 Description: Support the Cadets of the Volunteer Fire Company #1 of Chesapeake City Inc This will be our Third Sub Sale The Subs Are Made on each order , Each Order, Italian ,Ham & Cheese , Turkey or Roast Beef Cost $ 7.00 Each For A 12 \" Sub Dates are as follow May 9th May 23rd , June 13th , & 27Th , July 11th & 25Th , August 8th & August 22nd AND SEPT 12TH we do take Pre ORDERS THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON THE CADET SUB SALES !!!! Proceeds Benefit: the Volunteer Fire Company #1 of Chesapeake City Jr Cadets For more information contact: Frankie 443-406-0212 or visit www.chesapeakecity2and12.com

    • Volunteer Fire Company Sandwich Nights
      Time: 4pm-8pm Location: 2859 Augustine Herman Hwy Description: Treat yourself To A Sandwich Night Italian, Ham & Cheese, Turkey Or Roast Beef $7.00 Each For a 12" sub Support The Cadets of Chesapeake City Fire Company To Pre Order Or Stop In Fri Nights April 11th & 25th May 9Th & 23rd June 13th & 27th July 11Th & 25TH August 8TH & 22ND September 12th Proceeds Benefit: The Cadet Program For more information contact: Robyn Sheldon Hahn 443-309-1693 or Frankie Stubbs 443-406-0212 or visit chesapeakecity2and12.com

    • Wilmington Fire Department Accepting Applications for the 38th Fire Academy
      Contact:City of Wilmington Fire Department Phone: (302) 576-3950 The Wilmington Fire Department has opened the application process for the 38th Fire Academy. The application period is open through Friday, August 15, 2014, and applications will be accepted until the close of business (5:00 p.m. EDT). The minimum qualifications to apply to the 38th Wilmington Fire Academy are: Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of application; Have a high school diploma or GED; Obtain city residency within 6 months of employment; Possess a valid driver's license; and Have good moral character. Applicants must also undergo and pass a physical agility test, a standardized written examination, a panel interview, a background investigation, an interview with the Chief of Fire, and medical and physical evaluation and certification. Application and recruitment information can be downloaded at www.WilmingtonDE.gov/government/firefighters. Completed applications should be submitted by mail or in person to: City of Wilmington Department of Human Resources Louis L. Redding City/County Building 800 N. French Street, 4th Floor Wilmington, Delaware, 19801

  • Saturday, August 2
    • GrassRoots Steering Foundation, Inc. Black and White Summer Gala
      Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm Location: Richlin Ballroom, Edgewood, Maryland Description: The 2014 Vote The Power!™ Campaign will host its 2014 MD Campaign Black and White Summer Gala on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the Richlin Ballroom, in Edgewood, Maryland. The event time is 7:00pm-11:00pm. This event is held every election year to celebrate election season with MD voters. This event is also the climax of our Vote The Power!™ Campaign, a non-partisan, statewide voters project which registers, educates and empowers local Maryland communities to vote. Speakers will include MD candidates currently running for political office in Maryland. Mr. Stan Stovall, Anchor of WBAL TV 11 will be the Master of Ceremony. Attorney A. Dwight Pettit will be the special guest honoree. Ticket price is $39.50 per person which includes: social hour, buffet dinner, dessert, music and dancing. Registration ends July 25, 2014. For more information, call campaign headquarters:(410)272-8346. Visit online at: www.votethepower.com Proceeds Benefit: 2014 Vote The Power! Campaign For more information contact: Tandra Ridgley, 410-272-8346 or visit www.votethepower.com

    • St. Mary's Peach Festival
      Time: 11am - 2pm Location: 1 St. Mary's Church Road Description: Peach Festival, Aug 2 2014, 11am – 2pm 1 St. Mary’s Church Road, Abingdon 21009 Come enjoy the local peach harvest with family and friends in support of our Historical Church’s Restoration Projects! We have fresh Susquehanna Orchard Peaches, Brooms Bloom ice cream, amazing raffles, a huge table filled with homemade baked goods, peach tea, hand cut french fries, pit beef and ham, tot lot, kids zone, church tours, many local vendors. ??? call 443-655-7790 Proceeds Benefit: Church Women of St. Mary's For more information contact: Judi 443-655-7790

  • Saturday, August 9
    • Bel Air Moose Lodge annual "DAY"CATION in Atlantic City
      Time: 8:30am - 8:30pm Location: ATLANTIC CITY Description: Looking for a quick inexpensive getaway this summer? Join us for our annual "DAY"CATION in Atlantic City! We are headed to Caesar\'s Palace. $35/seat for coach bus transportation and slot credit (usually $15-$20) at Caesar\'s Palace. If gambling isn\'t your thing, you can dine in one of many restaurants, walk the boards, hit the beach or hang out at the Trump Beach Bar and people watch! Enjoy a day away from the daily grind. Pick up (8:30am) and drop off (8:30 pm) at Bel Air Moose Lodge, 310 E Jarrettsville Rd Forest Hill MD 21050, where there is plenty of secure parking. Confirm your seat with payment by Friday 7/4 before price increase! Mail your $35 check payable to WOTM PO Box 264 Forest Hill MD 21050 Or sign up at the Bel Air Moose Lodge today! Questions? Call/text Denise 443-686-0335 Proceeds Benefit: Moose Charities For more information contact: Denise 443-686-0335 or visit www.belair1952.com

  • Saturday, August 16
    • Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland
      Time: 10am - 5pm Location: 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212 Description: Saturday, August 16 @ 10am - 5pm Day Retreat: Embracing Change with Gen Chogden Although change is happening all the time, we often long for things to stay the same, and as a result feel upset when change appear in our life such as separating, moving, our last child leaving home, losing a job, being diagnosed with an illness, and aging. Even the end of summer can seem unpleasant to us as we struggle to adjust to shorter days and the busyness of fall. This retreat will explore how to get beyond the upsetting feelings so that we can establish peace and meaning in our mind while undergoing these inevitable changes in our life. Location: 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212 Cost: $40 ($35 for students, seniors 60, unemployed, and if registered by Wednesday, Aug 13). Cost includes a vegetarian lunch. Everyone is truly welcome! You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. See www.MeditationMD.org for more details or call 410-243-3837 For more information contact: Monica Heiser 410-243-3837 or visit www.MeditationMD.org

  • Saturday, August 23
    • Harford Lower Extremity Specialists and Local Nuts, Elkton
      Time: Registration: 8-11 am Location: Begins @ Chesapeake Harley Davidson Description: Join Us Saturday, August 23, 2014 (Rain Date Sunday, August 24, 2014) Registration: 8AM-11AM and Ride starts @ Chesapeake Harley Davidson, 4600 Thunder Ct, Darlington, MD Kick stands up @ 11AM With Stops @ Hurricane Bar and Grill, Elkton, MD The Augustine Inn, Middletown, DE Schaefer\'s Canal House, Chesapeake City, MD Ride Ends @ North East VFW 6027, 815 Turkey Point Rd, North East, MD $30/Rider, $10/Passenger (includes food and beer, while supplies last) Official T-shirts available on site for sale Brought to you by The Local Nuts and Harford Lower Extremity Specialists Sponsored by: Pro Flooring, North East, MD Help us raise money in our local area!! Camp No Limits is the only camp for young people with limb loss & their families, creating a network of support for all the campers. Camp No Limits offers therapeutic programs with specialized professionals, including physical & occupational therapist, prosthetist & adult amputees role models. Camp No Limits started with 4 families. Almost 10 years later, we are nationwide with 10 locations: Maine - summer & sNOw, Missouri, Maryland, Florida, Idaho, California, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas. All proceeds will go directly to families attending the camp in Maryland!! Proceeds Benefit: Camp No Limits For more information contact: Amy: asiler@hlsfootcare.com or visit www.facebook.com/nutsfornolimits

    • Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland
      Time: 10am - 1pm Location: 107 Ridgely Avenue Suite 14-A. Annapolis, MD 21401 Description: Workshop: Learn to Meditate in Half-a-Day An introductory meditation workshop in which you will learn the basics from why we would want to meditate to how to do it! How do we set up our meditation space? How long do we meditate? What do we focus on? What are some techniques to help us overcome distractions? The class will provide plenty of time for questions and for several “mini-meditations¨. Location: KMC-Maryland Annapolis Branch 107 Ridgely Avenue Suite 14-A. Annapolis, MD 21401 Cost: $25 ($20 for students, seniors 60, unemployed, and if registered by Wednesday, Aug 20) Everyone is truly welcome! You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. See www.MeditationMD.org for more details or call 410-243-3837 For more information contact: Monica Heiser 410-243-3837 or visit www.MeditationMD.org

  • Friday, August 29
    • Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland
      Location: 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212 Description: Friday, August 29 - Monday, September 1 Guided Retreat on Basic Meditations for a Happy Life These meditations are the building blocks of a method taught by Buddha for eliminating unhappiness in our mind and increasing our capacity for love and compassion. As we become familiar with these meditation our mind becomes stronger and experiences longer and longer periods of peace and happiness. The meditations are organized in a sequence so that as we gain more understanding of the first one, it helps us to gain more understanding of the next one. If we keep meditating on these and putting them into practice, eventually we can attain freedom from suffering and the lasting peace of a completely pure mind. See our website for retreat session times. Location: 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212 Suggested donation of $5/session, $10/day, & $30 for the whole retreat Everyone is truly welcome! You do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. See www.MeditationMD.org for more details or call 410-243-3837 For more information contact: Monica Heiser 410-243-3837 or visit www.MeditationMD.org

  • Friday, September 5
    • St. Mary's Church Rummage Sale
      Time: Friday 10-2 Sat. 9-1 Location: 1 St. Mary's Church Road, Abingdon Description: St. Mary’s Annual Rummage Sale, 1 St. Mary’s Church Road, Abingdon, 21009 Sept. 5, 10am-2pm Sept. 6, 9am-1pm 1 St. Mary’s Church Road, Abingdon 21009 Help us with our church restoration and find a bargain at our Annual rummage Sale. 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. ??? call 443-655-7790 Proceeds Benefit: St. Mary's Women's Group For more information contact: Judi 443-655-7790

  • Saturday, September 6
    • Easter Seals Camp Fairlee
      Time: 10 am to 4 pm Location: Easter Seals Camp Fairlee, Chestertown, Maryland Description: Easter Seals Camp Fairlee is celebrating 60 years of service to children and adults with disabilities. The public is invited to celebrate with us on September 6. Food, entertainment, tours and camp activities will be open. No cost to attendees. Especially looking for past camp participants, counselors, referral agencies, board members and just anyone and everyone who wants to help us celebrate. RSVP by August 15 at 410-778-0566 Proceeds Benefit: Not a fundraiser, this is OPEN House 60th Anniversary Celebration For more information contact: Sallie Price 410-778-0566 or visit www.easterseals.com/de/who-we-are/news/easter-seals-camp-fairlee-3.html

  • Saturday, September 20
    • 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

  • Saturday, September 27
    • 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

  • 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




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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