From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR
The AMC Cancer Fund offers a wonderful holiday house tour through some of Harford County’s beautifully decorated private homes. This year’s tour features:
– The Hertsch home in Fallston – Decorated with owner’s original art, classic gold & silver treasures and traditional architectural touches everywhere.
– The Arnold home in Street – Features 25 decorated trees, 400+ Hallmark ornaments with lots of Santas & snowmen in a stately rancher with lovely vista.
– The Welsh home in Darlington – Nancy designed her home after her favorite bird feeder. True casual comfort throughout, with a feast for the eyes of her original paintings.
– The Brown home in Darlington (“Roscrea”) – Showcasing 28 sparkling rooms with chandeliers all over. Fern is a well-known author whose personality sparkles in her books and her holiday home. Don’t miss this fabulous granite house set on 12 acres.
– The Hamel home in Forest Hill – Presents a “Simply Grande Christmas” aura with a collection of nutcrackers, fireplace on the patio, and a mirthful Christmas tree.
– Tollgate Village Model home in Bel Air – A ready-to-move-in stunning abode, done in reds, greens, burgundies with vaulted ceilings, an embellished staircase rising to the stars, and Christmas wreathes everywhere.
– Christopher’s Train Garden in Bel Air – Set up next to Broom’s Bloom Dairy, designed by Ray & Kim Cooper in memory of their son who loved trains.
– Broom’s Bloom Dairy in Bel Air – Offering an AMC Lunch Special for only $10. Enjoy the dairy farm art, the aroma of homemade foods, and the Christmas Spirit in the air. Open until 8:00pm.
Tickets are available for a donation of $20 presale; $25 on day of tour. You will find tickets at Preston’s Stationery, Richardson’s Florist, Broom’s Bloom Dairy, Tea By Two, the Harford Artist’s Association Cottage, or calling 410-734-4808. Our tour is a self-guided event from 11am. to 5pm. and you may start at any of the tour locations.
The Dublin Darlington Community Council will not meet in December. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at the Conowingo Visitor Center at 7:00 PM. Meetings are open to the public.
BOOK SALE DONATIONS
The Darlington Friends of the Harford County Public Library will again be accepting donations of used books for their monthly book sales. It has come to our attention that some patrons have tried to donate books and were asked to wait a couple of months. We have had an unusually high volume of donated books and books from the library, and simply ran out of time and help to sort them and places to put them, so we were forced to put a temporary hold on donations. We are sorry if anyone was inconvenienced by this temporary hold.
If you would like to donate books, you may do so during regular library hours. We do ask that you adhere to the following guidelines:
– Please make sure all books are clean and in re-saleable condition. If it is not something you would consider buying, please do not bring it to us.
– Please do not bring sets of encyclopedias or world books.
– Please do not leave anything when the library is not open. We also ask that you not bring books during the book sale hours as we are very busy and the book sale room is usually crowded.
Please consider becoming a Friend of the Library and volunteering to help with the sorting and shelving of books for the sale, and working at the sale itself. We meet the second Thursday of every month at 3:00 at the library annex to sort/shelve books and our sales are the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 to 2:00.
We would like to thank the community for your continued support of the book sales and your generous donations.
President, Darlington Friends of HCPL
Knitters and Crocheters Wanted
On Tuesday evenings at 6:30, knitters and crocheters gather at the Darlington Library to knit, crochet, share tips and instruction, or just talk. We are glad to have all skill levels join us, and particularly welcome those who wish to learn to knit. We have a few basic patterns for knitted items that we can share. Our knitters and crocheters and Library staff invite all to join us in supporting the library’s Holiday project of making warm items, scarves, hats, and socks, for the local homeless shelters. Handmade items are donated to the FCCAU (Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United) shelters. We will be collecting items here in the Darlington Branch until 15 December.
Gregory Wollon, Librarian
Apothecarie Brand Company
announces their new retail location:
20 South Main Street in historic Port Deposit, Maryland
Let Apothecarie Brand Co. help you hand select fragrances to create custom baskets on-the-spot. We can package and ship your Apothecarie Brand Co. gifts to your requested locations around the country.
FAITH COMMUNITY NEWS:
Ascension Episcopal Church celebrates service:
The congregation participated in Operation Christmas Child sponsored by the Samaritan’s Purse. Eighty (80) shoe boxes were prepared to send to needy children all over the world for Christmas.
The Ascension congregation is adopting two families for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays through the Mason-Dixon Community Association.
Please join us for worship! Sunday Services – 9:30 a.m. with alternating supply priests (Rev. Nick McDonald, Rev. Paul Moser, Rev. John McIntyre, Deacon Sarah Standiford)
Sunday School classes held during sermon time.
Questions, please call Senior Warden Tim White at 717-456-5573.
Ascension Church is located at 3015 Dublin Road, in Street, Maryland. (Maryland route #440)
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church invites you to share the holidays with us:
Saturday, December 10, 2011 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel: A Quiet Morning in Advent
Take some time out from the frantic rush towards Christmas and refresh your spirit by exploring the images of the familiar Advent Carol (also known as the “O Antiphons). The day will include prayers, silence, music, art meditations and lunch. Cost $10 (scholarships available)
Please register email@example.com or 410-836-3587
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 7 p.m. The Longest Night Service:
A quiet service of mediation and prayer for comfort, hope and peace. Come and light a candle to brighten the darkness of the world and hope for a new day.
Watch “A Christmas Carol.”
The classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge is a cherished symbol of Christmas. Its message of transformation and hope is a important today as it was in 1843. Together we will watch film versions of the story, and share a discussion.
December 11, 2011 A Christmas Carol, starring Patrick Stewart
December 18, 2011 A Muppet Christmas Carol
(10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Christmas Eve: December 24, 2011 10:30 p.m. (Come early for Christmas Carols)
Christmas Day: December 25, 2011 9:00 a.m.
Lessons and Carols: January 1, 2011 9:00 a.m.
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church is located at 1022 Main Street, Darlington, MD 21034 410-836-3587
The Evangelical Methodist Church presents
A Festival of Lessons and Carols,
Sunday evening, December 11, at 6 PM.
Lessons and Carols is the traditional Christmas music program of the Evangelical Methodist Church . The church choir, hand bells, brass ensemble, children’s choir, flute ensemble and instrumentalists combine talents to present seven lessons and carols illustrating the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
The church is located at 1736 Whiteford Road, just north of Dublin.
Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian Church invites you to join us:
SUNDAYS IN ADVENT – 11 a.m. Theme: Shine a Light for Peace: Lighting of Advent wreath, waiting “in two directions” – for Christmas and for the coming Peaceable Kingdom.
SERVICE OF LIGHT – Wednesday Dec 7th, 7 p.m. A meditative service of quiet music, readings, and candle lighting to enhance the inner meaning of the season.
CHRISTMAS EVE – 7:30 p.m. Traditional candle light service followed by cookie and cider reception.
CHRISTMAS DAY – 11 a.m. A service of Lessons and Carols, with congregational singing and instruments, a “walking blessing,” and Hallelujah Chorus.
The Church is located at Route 161 and Harmony Church Road 410-734-6087
Harford Christian School
Harford Christian School concert choir and hand bell choir present their Christmas Concert on Friday, December 9, at 7:30 PM in the sanctuary of Evangelical Methodist Church, 1736 Whiteford Road, north of Dublin.
The elementary school at Harford Christian presents a Christmas Concert on Friday, December 16. The program is set for the school’s Ziegler Auditorium, beginning at 7:30 PM.
Harford Friends School
Please be our guest at the Third Annual Barnes&Noble Book Fair to benefit Harford Friends School. A percentage of each net sale will be contributed to HFS. The Book Fair will be held at the Bel Air Barnes&Noble on Friday, December 2 from 4pm to 8pm.
In addition to holiday shopping for the bookworms in your life, you can enjoy
– Student Performances!
If you can’t attend the book fair, you can still support us from 12/2/11 to 12/7/11 by contacting us for a voucher to use when you shop at any Barnes and Noble location, or by visiting BN.COM/bookfairs to support us online from 12/2/11 to 12/7/11 by entering Bookfair ID 10625986 at checkout.
Harford Friends School, 708 Highland Road, Street, Maryland 21154 410-452-5507 www.harfordfriends.org
Transportation for Seniors!
Getting There Ride Share, a program of the Wilson Ministry Center, is pleased to announce that we have hired a new director for the program, Ms. Susan Kelly. We are excited about our Senior Transportation Program and eager to recruit new volunteers. Getting There Ride Share is dedicated to helping the senior population (age 60 and over) with their transportation needs. At present, we are serving seniors living in the northern portion of Harford County but are anticipating growth to other areas of Harford County and “over the dam” in the future.
Now recruiting! Volunteer drivers & Seniors in need of transportation.
Volunteer Drivers must be eighteen years or older with good driving records. We are able to honor your availability and will reimburse for mileage, if requested. Two hours once a month is all it takes to help make a difference in the life of someone who has limited mobility!
Senior passengers need to request transportation three days in advance and pay a low nominal fee. This transportation is not restricted to medical visits. Any reasonable transportation request will be considered – shopping trips, visiting a friend or relative or going to the movies! For further information please contact Susan at 410-836-3005 or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gadabouts, 21034’s Senior’s Group will have their Holiday Luncheon on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at the Grace Memorial Episcopal Church parish hall at noon. Instrumental and vocal musicians from the Darlington Elementary School will provide the program. To reserve a place please call Mary Ella Kelly at 410-457-5664
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