From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
News From Grace Memorial Episcopal Church:
LENT BEGINS on February 13, 2013:
Pancake Dinner Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Come and enjoy getting caught up with old friends over pancakes and sausage!
– Ash Wednesday Services and Imposition of Ashes, February 13, 2013 noon and 7:30 p.m.
– Lenten Quiet Day: Saturday, February 23, 2013 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Lost and Found: the hidden treasures of Lent”
Join us for a quiet morning of prayer, meditation, and creative response centered around the Gospel of Luke’s portrayals of God as the seeker of all that is lost.
The day will begin at 9 a.m., will include a simple lunch, and will conclude with a healing Eucharist.
Please register for this event 410-836-3587 or firstname.lastname@example.org
– Lenten Movie Series: Wednesdays in Lent “Self-Giving Love”
6:00 p.m. Healing Eucharist
6:30 p.m. Simple Supper
7:00 p.m. Movie and Discussion
February20, 2013 : “It’s a Wonderful Life”
February 27, 2013: “Stranger than Fiction”
March 6, 2013: “The Help”
March 13, 2013: “Gran Torino”
March 20, 2013: “Babette’s Feast”
All are welcome! Come for all or part of each evening. Come for any or all of the series.
Please note that these movies are for mature audiences and may not be appropriate for children.
BOOK EXCHANGE & ETHNIC LUNCHEON
Saturday, February 2 at 12:00 noon
Deer Creek Friends Meeting, 1212 Main Street, Darlington, MD 21034
Please RSVP 717-456-7934
Bring a book, take a book.
Share a diverse and tasty menu and good conversation about books you have enjoyed.
NEWS FROM THE ARTS
WELCOME TO DEER CREEK COFFEE HOUSE!
John Flynn performs at the Deer Creek Coffeehouse!
February 9, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Grace Memorial Episcopal Church Parish Hall 1022 Main St., Darlington, MD 21034
In an era of deep division, John Flynn’s songs call us together as they speak for the wounded, the weary, and the afflicted; for the prisoner, the soldier, and all the forgotten ones who walk unseen in our midst. Fusing the vision of an activist with the unblinking eye of a truth-teller, John Flynn’s music speaks deeply to the heart and the spirit. A wordsmith and poet of rare clarity, he evokes our shared humanity as he addresses the times we live in through songs that resound with awareness, irony, humor and compassion.
Today, John’s shows draw from a significant body of work, ranging from his early country offerings to story songs, love songs, songs for kids, funny songs, songs of social justice, and meditations on loss, tolerance, faith and hope. The 54 year-old father of four spurned touring when his children were young, but as the kids grew older superlatives began to welcome their dad’s arrival to the national folk stage. In 2005, Arlo Guthrie invited John to join musical legends like Willie Nelson and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott on the historic “Train to New Orleans” tour following Hurricane Katrina. And Ticket Magazine wrote that “John Flynn is at the near end of a long line of American poets, thinkers and folk artists stretching from Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman, all the way up to Kris Kristofferson”
His 2004 album “Dragon” was among the twenty most played albums in folk music of the year. It continues to receive extensive international airplay. One track from the CD, “Angel Dawson,” was included in the 2005 season finale of the CBS network television show Joan of Arcadia.
Adults – $15 Students–$10 (or pay what you can)
Our new email address is email@example.com
or give Jeff King a call at 410-378-4350 for questions
Friends of the Darlington Library Book Sale
February 9, 2013 will be the next BOOK SALE at the Darlington library from 10am to 2pm.
The MONTHLY SPECIAL has been extended through the winter months
Bring an item from the WISH LIST for the TWICE BLESSED THRIFT SHOP and get a free novel!
(Paper towels, toilet paper, kleenex, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, fruit drinks for children, canned fruit and vegetables, baked beans, powdered milk, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, catsup, mustard, mayonnaise)
NEWS FROM OUR SCHOOLS
Dublin Elementary School is sending the 5th grade to Philadelphia for completing the Patriot Program this year! Due to the cost of gas, traveling, etc., we need the help from the community! Please send checks or money orders to DUES, 1527 Whiteford Rd., Street, MD 21154, attn: Patriot Program (Mrs. Gardner, principal). We appreciate any donations! Thank you so much!
Cyndi Schmidt, VP PTA Dublin Elementary School
Harford Christian School OPEN HOUSE: Darlington MD — The winter open house program at Harford Christian School is set for Saturday, March 2. Beginning with refreshments at 9:45 AM in the Chandelier Lobby, the school presentation program commences at 10 AM in Ziegler Auditorium, hosted by HCS principal Bryan Wilson. The program is for grades K-4 through 12th grade. No reservations are necessary.
Classroom visits and interviews with teachers follow the group presentation.
Harford Christian was founded in 1966 as a ministry of the Evangelical Methodist Church (now the Reformation Bible Church). The curriculum includes a full range of advanced academics, sports, and fine arts offerings. A consistent winner in academic, sports and arts competitions, both on the local and national levels, the northern Harford county private school draws students from five surrounding counties in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
For information on the Open House or Summer Camp, call Harford Christian High School at (410) 457-5103.
HCS is located in northern Harford County, on Hwy. 136, one mile north of Dublin. Its web site is www.harfordchristian.org.
Harford Christian School SUMMER CAMP: Eight individual week-long summer camp sessions will be offered on the Harford Christian School campus.
– Eagles Soccer Camp – June 17-21, 8:30am to noon
– HCS Music Camp – June 17-21, 1 to 4:30pm
– Eagles Baseball Camp – June 24-28, 8:30am to noon
– HCS Science Camp – June 24-28, 1 to 4:30pm
– Eagles Senior Basketball Camp – July 8-12, 8:30am to noon
– Bible Day Camp – July 15-15-19, 9:00am to noon (extended Friday schedule)
– HCS Drama and Speech Camp – July 22-26, 8:30am to 4:30pm (Friday evening performance)
– Eagles Junior Basketball Camp – July 22-26, 8:30am to noon
DARLINGTON VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY NEWS
– Sunday, February 10, 7:30am – 11:30am All You Can Eat Breakfast.
– Thursday, February 21, Cash Bingo. Doors open at 6pm, bingo starts at 7pm. Top prize $1,000.00. Food and beverages are sold.
Do you know how to do CPR? If not, give us a call. We’d be happy to teach you! Call 410-638-3760 for more information.
NEWS FROM THE COMMUNITY
Darlington Dublin Community Council welcomes guest speaker Arden McClune
The monthly meeting of the DDCC is open to the public on Wednesday, February 20 at 7PM at the Conowingo Visitor Center. Arden McClune will give a presentation on the Parks & Rec Element of the Master Land Use Plan. The March 20th meeting will feature Erin Ferriter who will discuss sustainability programs in Harford County.
WHEELS FOR WORK Program
Donate your un-wanted vehicle to the Harford County Wheels for Work Program and help your neighbor get back to work.
The Harford County Wheels for Work Program is partnering with Vehicles for Change to accept vehicles that will be repaired and used to help individuals and families in Anna’s House, Harford Family House, The Homecoming Project and SARC. For every car donated to Vehicles for Change in the name of the Harford County Wheels for work Program, one will come back to Harford County.
You can feel good about helping your neighbors get back to work and you will also receive a tax receipt to use as a deduction.
For more information call Joyce Duffy or Laurie Meyers at 410-273-6700.
Here’s how you make a Donation:
Vehicles for Change, Inc.
5230 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21227
Tell them to credit the vehicle to the Harford County Wheels for Work program and change the future for someone living right here in Harford County.
Looking for a volunteer activity that really makes a difference? Call about being a volunteer van driver to help get those living in local housing programs to work.
The 10th Annual Janet Hardy Memorial Soccer Games and Tournament will be held on April 13, 2013, at the Cecil Sports Arena. For more information, visit www.janet-hardy.memory-of.com.
The Darlington Lions are having their winter citrus sale. Grapefruits are available by the half case ($14) and full case ($24). Temple oranges are $16 for a half case. Call in your order to Larry Burton at 410-457-8787 by Feb 1. Fruit will be delivered and available for pick-up on Saturday, Feb 16 from 9-10:30 am at the Darlington United Methodist Church.
Also, The Darlington Lions are forming a Leo club designed for youth between the ages of 12 to 18.
Membership is open to youth in the 21034 zip code and surrounding areas. The purpose of the club is to promote service activities among the youth of the community which will develop the individual qualities of Leadership, Experience and Opportunity (LEO). The youth who join have fun, make new friends, and experience the rewards of serving others.
The sponsoring Lions club is responsible for guiding and counseling its Leo club. By working closely with Leos, Lions ensure that their sponsored club operates within the policies of Lions Clubs International. Lions work with Leos in an open, constructive manner. More information on Leo clubs can be found at: http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/member-center/planning-projects/youth/leozone/index.php
For those youth interested in becoming a Leo or parents who would like more information, please contact Pam Burton (the Leo club advisor from the Darlington Lions) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An informational meeting for parents and perspective Leos will be forthcoming – please send Pam an email if you would like to be notified of the meeting (or call Pam at 410-457-8787).
Summer Camp: It’s not too early to begin thinking about summer camp! The Wilson Center will once again offer a summer camp program for children entering grades K through 8th. The program will begin on June 24 and run for eight consecutive weeks, Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm. The last day of camp will be August 16. Camp activities will include recreation, games, arts and crafts and fun! There will also be several special programs offered each week, which will include music, candy making, MMA demonstrations, cooking, yoga and stress reduction techniques, bike rodeo, dirt bike demonstrations, weekly visits from the Plant Lady and more! Registration begins March 4th. Call 410-836-3555 for more info.
Share Your Talent? Do you have a special gift or talent that you would enjoy sharing with the children in our summer camp program? We are looking for area residents who would be interested in visiting our camp program to provide special programs that could range from artistic or musical talents to crocheting, carpentry, bird watching…you name it! What a wonderful way to share your hobby or talent and who knows? You just might inspire one of our campers to continue exploring your area of interest! If interested, please call Carol or Marthea at the Center. Thanks!
Getting There Ride Share – RIDES CHANGE LIVES – 10 Facts
– Fact: We have many elderly neighbors that feel isolated, alone and depressed because they have limited or no transportation options
– Fact: We have elderly neighbors that miss important follow-up medical appointments or prescriptions due to lack of transportation, who then end up in the ER
– Fact: We have many families in our area struggling to meet the care demands of their elderly parents while working full time
– Fact: We can help these neighbors by simply offering them a ride
– Fact: Getting There Ride Share (GTRS) does all the ride coordination
– Fact: As a GTRS volunteer driver you can give a ride one way or both ways, the choice is yours
– Fact: Volunteer drivers do not have to stay with their passenger. Many run errands
– Fact: Volunteer drivers choose what rides they want to help with and when. Flexibility is the key
– Fact: As little as 2 hours of your time a month can make a BIG difference to someone in need. That’s the same time it takes to go see a movie
– Fact: Rides Change Lives
Please contact Getting There Ride Share if you need a ride, or better yet can offer a ride. Call 410-836-3005 or find us at gettingthererideshare.com
The Unique Boutique
The Unique Boutique will have its Valentine’s Day Open House, Sat. Feb. 9th 10am-4pm.
Wine tasting, specials on gifts for your Valentine! and more! A Day to Remember! Come alone or bring your loved one to shop! It will be worth the trip!
The Unique Boutique located at 3321 Conowingo Rd., Street, MD 21154
Hours: Closed Sun & Mon, 3:30-7:30 Tues&Wed, 10-7:30 Thurs, 10-4 Fri&Sat
theuniqueboutiquest.com – 410-457-4210
With the arrival of frigid winter weather, the Harford County Health Department reminds residents to take necessary precautions to prevent serious health and safety concerns.
Preparing for exposure to colder temperatures can mean the difference between staying healthy and the possibility of serious injury or even death.
To find more cold weather safety tips and to view weekly DHMH Cold Weather Reports posted each Wednesday, visit http://dhmh.maryland.gov/winterrpts or the DHMH homepage at www.dhmh.maryland.gov and click on “Cold Weather Facts” under “Hot Topics.”. More information also is available on the Harford County Health Department website, www.harfordcountyhealth.com .
The Health Department reminds the public that Influenza illness cannot be taken lightly. Strains of influenza currently circulating are typical in terms of historical severity and frequency. Early indications are that this season has been worse than the past two seasons that were characterized as mild flu seasons.
Although surveillance indicators are mixed, the most recent Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reports indicate that for the fourth straight week, flu remains widespread in every region in Maryland and that the flu’s intensity level remains high.
Ms. Kelly reminds the public that it is not too late to benefit from being vaccinated and that it remains the best method for preventing influenza as well as the potentially severe complications in children and adults the flu can cause. Vaccination is recommended for any person older 6 months of age in order to prevent the flu and its complications. Individuals at highest risk from flu complications include children younger than 5 years old, including children younger than 6 months of age who are too young to be vaccinated, children and adults with chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, and heart disease and adults 65 years and older.
Ms. Kelly also urges county residents to also continue practicing basic flu protection and prevention measures, including:
– frequent hand-washing, especially after coughing or sneezing ? covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
– discarding tissues immediately after use
– avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth
– staying home and limiting contact with others if you are sick with flu-like symptoms
– avoiding close contact with sick people
More information on seasonal influenza is available on the Harford County Health Department website, at www.harfordcountyhealth.com, or by calling 410-612-1781. Comprehensive flu information also is available by visiting or the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene website at http://ideha.dhmh.maryland.gov/influenza/SitePages/Home.aspx and the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/preventing.htm.
NEWS FROM SENATOR BARRY GLASSMAN
Harford County Senator Barry Glassman would like to announce that he is accepting State Senatorial Scholarship applications now until April 15, 2013.
The State Senatorial Scholarship targets current high school seniors, full-time and part- time undergraduate and graduate degree seeking individuals. The scholarship is open to individuals who are attending public or private institutions in the State of Maryland.
In order to qualify for the State Senatorial Scholarship you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2013. The application for the Senatorial Scholarship can be found on www.BarryGlassman.com
Please return the completed application to:
Senator Barry Glassman
320 James Senate Office Building
Annapolis, MD 21401
If you would like any additional information on the Maryland State Senatorial Scholarship, please feel free to contact Senator Glassman at 410-841-3603 or Barry.Glassman@senate.state.md.us
NEWS FROM THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is once again offering Harford County residents the opportunity to attend the annual Citizens Police Academy – a 15 week program designed to provide residents with a better understanding of the Sheriff’s Office and its operations and to foster a partnership between the Sheriff’s Office and the communities it serves.
This year’s academy, which is free of charge, will be held every Tuesday evening beginning March 5, 2013 through June 13, 2013, and is open to any Harford County resident 18 years of age or older. Community groups, businesses and elected officials also are encouraged to nominate individuals to participate.
Weekly classroom instruction will include overviews of nearly every aspect of Sheriff’s Office operations, from patrol services and criminal investigation to the agency’s K-9 Unit, Dive Team, and Crisis Negotiation Team. Deputies will provide presentations on topics such as personal safety, drug identification, and gang activity. Students will supplement their classroom training with field trips to the Harford County Detention Center, the Harford County Emergency Operations Center, the Sheriff’s Office Evidence Collection Unit, and both the Northern and Southern Precincts.
As part of the Academy, students will have the opportunity to use the agency’s Firearms Training System. This state-ofthe- art video training system lets students experience, in as realistic a setting as possible, the milliseconds in which police officers are sometimes forced to make life and death decisions. For more information and an application contact the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy at 410-638-3860.
– Tuesday Evenings from 7pm – 10pm
– March 5, 2013 to June 11, 2013 (Graduation on June 13)
– The class is open to the public.
– Space will fill quickly and enrollment is limited.
– Closing date for applications will be February 26, 2013