Here's what happening at The Country Station!
Friday, December 6
Aberdeen VFW Post 10028 All Night Bingo
Location: 821 Old Philadelphia Rd. Aberdeen MD
Description: All Night Bingo
Doors open at 5p
Packet includes appetizer, dinner and dessert.
For more information contact: Carol Brown 443-866-2890
Blood Bank of Delmarva Boots and Badges
Boots and Badges kicks off on Monday, Dec. 2
Friendly competition pits police and fire departments against each other in a race to save lives
NEWARK, DE – Blood Bank of Delmarva will host a Boots and Badges Hero Drive from Monday, Dec. 2 to Saturday, Dec. 14. The drive creates a friendly competition between the police and fire departments on the Delmarva Peninsula to see which arm of the civil services can bring in the most blood donations during the two week period.
“Boots and Badges is a fun way for police and fire departments and EMS to compete in a life saving competition,” said Michael Waite, Director of Marketing and Community Relations for Blood Bank of Delmarva. “We all appreciate the work these everyday heroes do for the citizens of Delmarva each day. Boots and Badges is just another way for them to work together towards saving lives in our community.”
Boots and Badges is open to the public as well as members of the police or fire departments. Blood donors can show their support for one or the other by filling out a Hero Card when they go to any of the donation centers or community mobile blood drives to give blood.
“In addition to being a fun, light-hearted competition, Boots and Badges will help us sustain our blood supply during this holiday season,” Waite said. “We typically see a decrease in donation around this time of year because so many people are involved in holiday activities. The competition will be a way to ensure we have the 350 donors we need each day to serve the needs of the 16 hospitals on Delmarva.”
About Blood Bank of Delmarva
Blood Bank of Delmarva is a non-profit, community service organization that provides blood for the 16 hospitals in Delaware and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. More than 350 blood donors are needed every day to meet the needs of patients at those hospitals. For more information about the Blood Bank or to make an appointment to give blood, visit www.DelmarvaBlood.org or call 1 888 8-BLOOD-8.
Nehemiah Gateway CDC
Description: PSA: \"Volunteer now with the Delaware Tax Campaign to support low-income Delawareans with free tax preparation and access to financial services. Positions available: Tax Preparer, Financial Coordinator, Greeter, and Interpreter. Call 302-655-0803 or visit www.nehemiahgateway.org.\"
We are recruiting volunteers to work during the upcoming tax season beginning Jan. 15th thru april 15th to benefit low income families in the region.
Proceeds Benefit: DE Tax Campaign
For more information contact: office @ 302.655.0803 or visit www.nehemiahgateway.org
Response-a-Bull Rescue’s Second Annual Deck the Halls
It’s time to spread holiday joy by supporting Response-a-Bull Rescue’s second annual Deck the Halls with Response-a-Balls! Through December twenty-fourth when you donate to Response-a-Bull Rescue they’ll hang a Christmas Ball on their tree in your name. As their tree transforms from empty limbs to boughs of ornaments they will post updated pictures on their face book page! So, don’t forget to like Response-a-Bull on face book! On Christmas Eve Response-a-Bull will post the final picture of their beautifully decorated tree which would have never been possible without your care and support. Response-a-Bull Rescue and Shelter is a non-profit organization located in Wilmington devoted to the Bully Breeds who are so greatly misunderstood. Their mission is to rescue, educate and promote responsible ownership therefore teaching kindness towards all loving companions without negative stereotypes. Response-a-Bull is always looking for volunteers, fosters and adopters. Learn more and help decorate their Christmas Tree at response-a-bull dot org that’s response-a-bull dot org or just enter WXCYFM dot com buzzword nonprofit!
St. Mary's of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Christmas bazaar
Time: 9-2 9-4 10-3
Location: 6th and Pine Streets
Description: Please join us at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception’s annual Christmas bazaar on December 6th, 7th and 8th. Celebrate with us in the old-fashioned style with crafts, baked goods and many new and used items to complete your holiday shopping. Thank you!
Proceeds Benefit: Church
For more information contact: Debbie 302/983-8808 or visit smspwilmington.com
Saturday, December 7
Asbury United Methodist Church Annual Christmas Open House
Location: Asbury United Methodist Church
Description: Asbury United Methodist Church, 21 Craigtown Road, Port Deposit, MD 21904, will hold their Annual Christmas Open House & Christmas Cookie Sale on Saturday, December 7th from 12PM - 5PM. Santa will be making an appearance from 12:30-1:30 pm, so bring the cameras & the kids for pictures! To pre-order cookies, please call 410-808-7914. Cookies will be $3 per dozen. We invite everyone to come and join us for a day of fellowship, food and fun. Activities will include a Christmas Cookie Sale and Special Music throughout the day. A complimentary beverage and hot dog will be available to all who attend.
Proceeds Benefit: Asbury UMC
For more information contact: Dana Rowley 410-808-7914 or visit www.facebook.com/pages/Asbury-United-Methodist-Church/120035574709521?ref=hl
C. Milton Wright High School\'s Art Departement "Beatlemania Again"
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: C. Milton Wright High School
Description: National Touring Beatles Stage Show
Saturday, Dec. 7th
C. Milton Wright High School
Bel Air, MD
doors open at 6:00, show starts at 7:00
$20 adults, $10 K-12 students
This is a professional show!
Benefits the school's Art Departement
Proceeds Benefit: Art Department
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.edline.net/pages/cmw
Christmas at the Fire House - Delta-Cardiff Fire Co.
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Location: Delta-Cardiff Fire Co. 500 Main St, Delta, Pa
Description: This is a Christmas fair to raise money for the Fire Company. Local Vendors will have items available for sale. We will have Christmas Wreaths, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Pampered Chef, Longaberger, Party-Lite and other vendors. Face Painting and Christmas crafts available for the kids. Santa will arrive at 10 am for pictures.
Several Raffles will be available: $300 Cash, Wine & Cheese tasting for 8 at Fiore Winery, Quilt, Train set from Backyard Boys, $40 gift card Buon Gusto, Pizza & Soda party for 10 from Delta Pizza and gift from Peach-Bottom Inn and more
Pre-orders available for Turkey or Ham & Green Beans dinner. Breakfast and lunch will be available.
If you would like more information or to setup a table please contact Maxine Moul at 717-515-1107
Proceeds Benefit: Delta- Cardiff Volunteer Fire Co
For more information contact: Maxine Moul 717-515-1107
Grace Episcopal Church Holiday Craft Show
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: 4900 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803
Description: Grace Episcopal Church, 4900 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE, Holiday Craft Show with 30+ crafters, cut Christmas trees & poinsettias, raffle baskets, Bake Table, homemade soup,and church café. Free admission and free parking.
Proceeds Benefit: outreach programs of Grace Episcopal Church
For more information contact: Linda Owens, 302-478-9533 or visit gracedelaware.org
It's a Wrap Party for Humane Society of Harford County
Come to the Humane Society to celebrate the holidays – and be sure to bring any or all of your holiday gifts on Dec. 7th from 9am-2pm and our “elves” will wrap them for donations. Plus, professional photographers from Heppner Imaging will be taking family portraits (2-legged and/or 4-legged family members welcome) from 10am-2pm. A 4×6 photo in a decorative frame will cost $5 with a portion of proceeds donated back to HSHC. Heppner Imaging will also offer packaged deals and will print high-quality photos on-site (for your holiday greeting cards or to give as gifts). Meet Santa, enjoy refreshments, and meet animals that need homes for the holidays!
Principio UMC Craft Show with Santa.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: 151 1 Principio Furnace Rd. Perryville, MD
Description: A fun filled family Day! Craft Show with Santa. A secret Santa table for children to buy gifts for $1.00
Homemade soups, pies, etc. for sale to eat in or take home. Also lunch is available. Spend a day with your kids. Have lunch, visit Santa for a gift, Let your child shop for gifts for $1 and buy your dinner to take home. And while you are there buy some unique gifts from area vendors.
Proceeds Benefit: Principio United Methodist Church
For more information contact: Barb - 410-642-3197 or 443-350-7961
Wednesday, December 11
Saturday, December 14
AHS Annual Craft Fair
Location: Appoquinimink High School, Middletown, DE
Description: The Annual Craft Fair at Appoquinimink High School in Middletown, DE will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event hosts over 140 local area vendors with original works of art and craftsmanship with everything from cut class to wreaths, jewelry, cards, ceramics, dips and seasonings, Longaberger baskets, Mary Kay, and much, much more! Additional offerings this year include:
• Delicious lunch items from the joint efforts of various AHS clubs and the AHS Sport Boosters
• A visit with Santa Claus from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a free candy cane
• Live music from Summerline (a local country/rock band) from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• Cash for Gold vendor to trade-in your silver, gold and collectibles for quick holiday cash
• Free Jewelry cleaning from one of our vendors
The AHS Craft Fair is truly a hidden treasure where you can find unique gifts for all the special people in your life. Visit us and receive the title “best gift giver” this year!
For further information:
www.appohigh.org, click on SPORTS, AHS All Sports Boosters; or
Proceeds Benefit: AHS All Sports Boosters, AHS Clubs and AHS Chorus
For more information contact: Donna Scully, (302) 376-3893 or visit www.facebook.com/ahscraftfair
Union United Methodist Church Open House
Time: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: 440 Union Church Road, Elkton MD 21921
Description: Union United Methodist Church is having a Vendor Open House on December 14, 2013 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm ~ The kitchen will be selling 2 kinds of soup and a tossed salad for take-out. We have 14 different vendors so come and do your last minute Christmas shopping. Address: Union United Methodist Church 440 Union Church Road, Elkton, MD 21921 We are on the corner of Leeds Road and Union Church Road, Elkton.
For more information contact: donna Cericole 443-907-2275 - email@example.com
Sunday, December 15
Relay for Life Santa Claus Express
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: D & M Railroad 2618 Blue Ball Road, Elkton, MD 21921
Description: Santa Claus Express at the D&M Railroad 2618 Blue Ball Road, Elkton, MD 21921. (weather permitting) Come and enjoy a family free event, hot chocolate, cookies and pictures with Santa, receive a commemorative ornament. Donations accepted for the American Cancer Society this event is sponsored by the \'One Life At A Time\' team.
Proceeds Benefit: Relay for Life
For more information contact: Martha Lebo 410-398-0188
Saturday, December 21
Helicon - Boxwood Helicon's 28th Annual Winter Solstice Concert
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Location: Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College
Description: Helicon's 28th Annual Winter Solstice Concert with the Baltimore-based trio, Helicon (with Chris Norman, Ken Kolodner, Robin Bullock). Internationally renowned traditional folk musicians--Ken Kolodner (hammered dulcimer, fiddle, hammered mbira); Chris Norman (wooden flutes, tin whistle, small pipes, piano); and Robin Bullock (guitar, cittern, mandolin, piano)—play a unique blend of seasonal, Bluegrass, Celtic, Appalachian, and World Folk music--a great way for families to kick off the holiday season with an extremely energetic performance. Kolodner’s son, Brad Kolodner, will join the fun as a guest on clawhammer banjo, fiddle and vocals (a recent winner of a national banjo contest, Strathmore Hall Artist in Residence, WAMU DJ). Also joining the show are special guests modern dancer Marlys Norman (Chris Norman’s daughter and a Peabody faculty member), North American Irish step-dance champion Jonathan Srour, Scottish National Fiddle Champion Elke Baker and bassist Alex Lacquement (Eastman School of Music). Helicon celebrates the release of Ken and Brad’s new recording “Skipping Rocks” with guests Robin Bullock, Alex Lacquement and Elker Baker. Expect triple fiddles and more!
Helicon toured widely throughout North American and Europe for many years. The members ceased touring in 1998 to pursue solo careers. They are internationally recognized as among the finest practitioners of their respective instruments. Together, they have over 50 recordings among them with sales over 500,000. Together, the members of Helicon continue to work their magic year after year. The trio has Baltimore roots: Kolodner was born here and still resides in Baltimore, Norman lived in Baltimore since age 11 and now has returned to his native Nova Scotia; and Bullock now lives in France but was originally from the DC area.
For more information contact: Ken Kolodner 410-746-8387 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kenkolodner.com/winter-solstice-concert.html
Union United Methodist Church Breakfast with Santa
Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: 440 Union Church Road, Elkton MD 21921
Description: Breakfast with Santa ~ Union United Methodist is having a FREE breakfast with Santa on December 21, 2013 ~ 8:30 am to 11:00 am ~ Come out and have a delicious breakfast with Santa and get your picture taken with him. We are located on the corner of Leeds Road and Union Church Road, Elkton, MD ~ if you have any questions please contact Donna at 443-907-2275 or email Donna at email@example.com ~ please visit our website www.union_umc.com or facebook www.facebook/unionunitedmethodist
For more information contact: donna Cericole 443-907-2275 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.
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.
There are more than 2.5 million children taking medication for ADHD in the United States. Recent studies have shown that stimulant drugs usually prescribed for ADHD could increase heart rate and blod pressure leading to sudden unexplained death. The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress suggests chiropractic care as an alternative approach to ADHD. Case studies have reported that the care of a chiropractic doctor resulted in a reduction in the severity of ADHD symptoms. The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress advises parents to speak with their child's pediatrician before mkaing any medication changes.
To find out more information please visit the Foundation at: W W W DOT YES TWO CHIROPRACTIC DOT ORG, or call 866-901-3427....that's 866-901-3427.
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.
Baby Blocks - free, online interactive program
Every mother wants the best possible start in life for her new baby. That’s why there’s “Baby Blocks,” a new free, online interactive program developed by UnitedHealthcare and available in Maryland to HealthChoice members who are pregnant or new moms. The program is designed to inform women about the importance of prenatal and well-baby appointments. Baby Blocks offers incentives for completing prenatal, postpartum and well-baby visits, earning discount cards for clothing, teething rings and more. Sign up at uhcbabyblocks.com. HealthChoice is a Program of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Birthright Harford County Services
Are you pregnant, or think you might be? Do you need a pregnancy test and information on your options? Call Birthright at 410-838-0443 or visit our website at birthrightharfordcounty.org
Make Birthright your first call. It’s confidential, non-judgmental, supportive, and all services are free.
Brain Tumor Support Group in Cecil County
A brain tumor support group meets monthly at the Perryville library. It is open to anyone affected by this disease - patients, survivors, friends and loved ones are welcome. For more information call 410-459-8157
Contact Lifeline, Inc. Crisis support
Location: Wilmington and Milford, DE Description: ContactLifeline offers caring, confidential, to those in need in our community. Our 24/7 crisis helpline and 24/7 sexual assault services include counseling provided free of charge. For more information about how we support our community, our services and upcoming training, log on to www.contactlifeline.org or call 302-761-9800, extension 1011. For more information contact: Josie MacLaine 302-761-9800 ext. 1011 or visit www.contactlifeline.org.
Critter Chow-Down at Eden Mill Nature Center
Bring the kids every Wednesday at 3:00pm in the nature center to feed the animals. Take a turn feeding one of the turtles or fish! The snakes may need some exercise and handling time as well! There is no fee for this program. Check us out on the web at www.edenmill.org or contact us directly at 410-836-3050 or email@example.com for more information.
Easter Seals of New Castle's Saturday Respite Program for Diabetes
Easter Seals of New Castle county is pleased to announce a new Saturday respite program for adults with disabilities. If you are a caregiver in search of respite solutions, call 302-324-4444 for more information, or go to Easter Seals web site at www.de.easterseals.com.
Faithful Friends No Kill Animal Shelter needs Volunteers
Volunteers are needed at Faithful Friends Animal Society, No Kill Shelter Animal care at their main shelter located in Wilmington DE and at any one of the cat offsite adoption centers from Dover DE through West Chester PA.
Currently, their biggest need is for animal care, laundry and foster parents for kittens and nursing mom cats. Animal care shifts available 7 days a week a.m. through evening shifts. For dog care age requirement is 16 years or older. Younger volunteers with parents/legal guardians will be assigned to other duties outside the dog department. We ask that all all volunteers are mature and reliable can make a minimum commitment of 6 hours a month for 6 months. To apply or be considered for Faithful Friends volunteer program go online to www.faithfulfriends.us Faithful Friends also offers Pet therapy opportunities with your own friendly pets state-wide in partnership for 40 service organizations. Please visit www.faithfulfriends.us
First Fridays at Moore's Chapel
Come join us for First Fridays at Moore's Chapel! They are located in Elkton at 392 Blake Rd. Enjoy an evening of fellowship and food each first Friday from June through September 5:30-7:00 p.m. All are welcome to dine in or take out. $8 at the door. Kids under 5 eat free with an adult! Please call with questions- 410-398-2909.
FREE AUDIO MAGAZINE to anyone who is blind, visually impaired, physically handicapped or dyslexic
Choice Magazine Listening produces a free, quarterly, 12 hour recorded magazine of the best written articles, short stories, essays and poetry to anyone who is blind, visually impaired, physically handicapped or dyslexic.
The materials are chosen by the editors, who read approximately 100 magazines such as National Geographic, Time, The New Yorker, Smithsonian, Business Week, Discover, Sports Illustrated, Foreign Affairs and more. The pieces are read, unabridged, by professional narrators who bring each selection to life.
Choice Magazine Listening is a non-profit organization that has been providing this free service for almost 50 years. The combination of interesting, informative and entertaining writing, beautifully read, has enhanced the lives of many of the loyal listeners.
CML has recently started the digital cartridge subscription that can be played on the Talking Book Library's new digital player. The digital player is very popular and is becoming the medium of choice for audio magazines for visually impaired people.
To subscribe to this free service or to request a free digital player application, call 516-883-8280 or 1-888-724-6423. The issues can also be downloaded from the National Library Service website. For registered subscriber, the web site would be: http://nlsbard.loc.gov and for the new user it would be: www.loc.gov/nls . CML's own web site is: www.choicemagazinelistening.o
Free Internet Navigation Classes for Seniors at Open Doors Career Center
The Senior Solutions Program at Open Doors Career Center located at 219 West Bel Air Ave, Suite 5, Aberdeen, is offering FREE Internet Navigation Classes for residents of Harford County who are 55 and older. The classes are offered Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM. Please call 410-297-6590 to register.
Free Job Seeking Skills classes for Maryland deaf and hard of hearing
Free Job Seeking Skills classes for Maryland deaf and hard of hearing residents held monthly, now through September 2011, Mon-Fri, 10a-2pm for four weeks at Deaf Independent Living Assc., 806 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD. Students will learn communication skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques, business etiquette, how to select and get the job they want plus much more. Once classes are completed continuing assistance is offered in applying, interviewing, training and retaining the job of their choice. No referral necessary. Classes taught in ASL. Transportation available upon request. To register for more information call 410-742-5052 V/TTY; email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by DILA's office.
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.
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum NEEDS Volunteers
The Maritime Museum is beginning our 2013 Annual Volunteer Drive.
Since the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum was created in 1987, volunteers have been providing a wide variety of essential skills and services to the museum. Volunteers serve as tour guides, receptionists, docents, boat builders, woodworkers, gardeners, ground keepers, building maintainers, and in many other functions. These jobs are important not only to the museum, but also to our visitors, who expect to see the historical resources and exhibitions that the Museum has to offer.
We are now asking for your help in the following areas. Please consider giving some of your valuable time to support our Maritime Heritage. Training will be provided for interested volunteers.
Receptionists greet Museum visitors when they enter and provide information to callers and visitors about the Museum’s exhibitions, membership and public programs.
Docents conduct tours for visitors in groups and classes of school children. They enrich the experience of the museum for these visitors.
Woodworkers and Boat Builders create or restore projects in wood, contributing to our town’s Maritime History. They join with others who work to preserve and repair the museum artifacts, boats and exhibits.
Building Maintainers and Landscapers contribute their time and expertise to improve Havre de Grace’s Maritime Museum. They paint, work with wood, trim bushes, and help to make the museum a better place. They join with others who work to preserve, repair, and enhance the museum.
Don’t want to volunteer alone? Bring a friend or a group with you!
Flexible times, volunteers can indicate the hours they are available. Call 410-939-4800 to volunteer.
Historic Grist Mill Musuem at the Eden Mill Nature Center
For those of you who like to take a step back in time, Eden Mill is the sight that can't be missed. For more than 200 years old, the mill was hailed as the most significant grist mills in Harford County MD. Filled with milling equipment and displays along with a vintage turn of the century power plant, Eden Mill is a must see experience for all ages. The Historic Grist Mill Museum is open Monday- Friday from 9:00am-4:30pm and most Sundays from 1pm-5pm. Please call Eden Mill at 410-836-3050 in advance to confirm. For more information, visit us on the web at www.edenmill.org.
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 email@example.com to get started! Visit www.response-a-bull.org for more information about our organization.
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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