From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
JOYFUL SOUNDS for the SEASON!
Community members are invited to attend the Wilson Center’s annual Holiday Concert to be held on Sunday, Dec. 8th at 4pm in the Grace Memorial Church Sanctuary, 1022 Main St. in Darlington. Featured performers will be the “HighStrung Quartet”, the “Susquehanna Singers” and local solo artists. Followingthe concert, the Wilson Center will host a special Open House to recognize 20 years of service to the community. There will be plenty of delicious holiday refreshments for everyone to enjoy as they stroll through the building viewing historical displays depicting Center activities over the past 20 years. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event offered as a gift to our community. If you haven’t been inside the Wilson Center, now is the perfect time to see what we’re all about! Please join us as we celebrate the joy of the season while recognizing the Center’s 20 years of service to the community!
DARLINGTON VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY BREAKFAST
Come for a breakfast buffet and stay for Santa on Sunday, December 8th, from 7:30 to 11:30AM. Santa will be there from 9:00 until 11:00AM. This is the season for giving thanks. Let’s all remember to say thank you….to the postal carrier; to the trash collectors; to the school teachers; to the police officers; to the power company lineman; to the County roads crew; to our neighbors; to our friends; to our pastor; to the folks that make the 21034 newsletter happen. God Bless!
LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE AND BOOK SALE
The Darlington Friends of HCPL are once again collecting non-food items to be donated to the community. Bring an item to the monthly book sale, and receive a free book! We are in need of paper products, personal hygiene items, and cleaning supplies. Book sales are the second Saturday of each month with the December sale on the 14th and the January sale on the 11th.
Also please note that the Friends are holding their annual meeting at 2:00 on January 11 in the library annex (book sale room). Refreshments will be served and there will be an election of officers and discussion of by-law changes. We are in need of volunteers to help with shelving the books for the sale and working on sale days. If you can give a couple of hours a month, please leave your name with one of the librarians at the branch.
The Darlington Library will be having a Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 11th from 3-8 with crafts, music, refreshments, and stories for kids.
Starting in January, the Darlington Library will begin having a monthly Pre-hours Preschool Party at 11:00. This is a storytime and playtime for children birth-5…and this program will be held before the library opens! It will be on the first Thursday of each month, so the first one is on Thursday, January 2nd.
Annie Kovach, Darlington Branch Manager Harford County Public Library
(410) 638-3750 www.hcplonline.org
NEWS FROM OUR FAITH COMMUNITIES
Hosanna AME Church
Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 3:00 PM
The Church of the Ascension in Deer Creek Parish
3015 Dublin Road, Street, MD 21154
December 1, 2013 – 1st Sunday of Advent – The Rev. Paul H. Moser
9:30 a.m. Service & Lighting of the Advent Wreath
10:30 a.m. All Help Coffee Hour
December 8, 2013 – 2nd Sunday of Advent – The Rev. Nick McDonald
9:30 a.m. Service with Children’s Participation
December 15, 2013 – 3rd Sunday of Advent – The Rev. Paul H. Moser
9:30 a.m. Service
10:30 a.m. Vestry Meeting
December 22, 2013 – 4th Sunday of Advent – The Rev. Nick McDonald
9:30 a.m. Service
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 – Christmas Eve – The Rev. Paul H. Moser
7:15 p.m. – Carol Sing
7:30 p.m. – Family Service (with children building the manger scene)
December 29, 2013 – 1st Sunday After Christmas – The Rev. Paul H. Moser
9:30 a.m. – Service with Sunday School Program
Any questions, please call Mr. Tim White, Senior Warden, at 1-717-456-5573 or Mrs. Netha Wilmoth, Registrar, at 410-937-3879.
NEWS FROM GRACE MEMORIAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The Longest Night Service: Prayers for peace, hope and comfort
Saturday, December 21, 2013 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a quiet service of prayers, contemplation, music and candles lit against the darkness on the longest night of the year.
– Christmas Eve, December 24, 2013 10 p.m. with carols and special music beginning at 9:30 p.m.
– Christmas Day, December 35, 2013 at 10 a.m.
– Lessons and Carols, Sunday, December 29, 9 a.m. The story of the Incarnation told in word and song.
The Gadabouts (Darlington area’s Seniors Group) will hold its Christmas Luncheon at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church Parish Hall at noon on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. Please call Mary Ella Kelly 410-457-5664 or Bernadette Low 410-836-3885 to reserve your place.
Get out the popcorn and tune in to watch a new series all about Maryland agriculture!
Season one of Maryland Farm & Harvest makes its debut on Maryland Public Television (MPT) on Tuesday, November 19 at 7 p.m. Maryland Farm & Harvest puts a human face on Maryland agriculture, telling the stories of the people who grow the state’s food and fiber. From locations statewide, the series chronicles the successes of and the challenges to the state’s No. 1 industry. The show is hosted by Joanne Clendining, a veteran actress and the owner/operator of a family farm.
Each episode also includes a segment called “The Local Buy” featuring Al Spoler, local food and wine expert and documentary filmmaker, who will report from the field, taking viewers to farms and markets around the state to find the best of Maryland-grown food.
The series airs on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. on MPT-HD and is rebroadcast on Thursdays at 11:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6:00 a.m. Each show re-airs on MPT2 on Fridays at 6:00 p.m. You can also watch it free online at http://video.mpt.tv. Each 30-minute show is available immediately following its original broadcast.
You can catch a sneak peek of the show online at: www.mpt.org/farm. There you will also find descriptions of upcoming episodes. Be sure to tune in!
NO DECEMBER MEETING OF THE DUBLIN DARLINGTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL. NEXT MEETING IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 AT 7:00PM AT THE CONOWINGO VISITOR CENTER. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.
December’s Performer – Milkshake Duo
Deer Creek Coffeehouse
On Saturday, December 14 at 3:00 pm Deer Creek Coffeehouse will host the award winning Milkshake Duo of Lisa Matthew and Mikel Gehl. Catch them in a special seasonal acoustic show right here in Darlington, MD! Known for their pop-rock style that fairly crackles with energy, Milkshake indeed has a following of all ages. The band is familiar to millions of American households through their colorful, energetic music videos, which have been seen on PBS KIDS, NICK JR., and DISCOVERY KIDS. Milkshake’s live concerts, described by the Baltimore Sun as “a little like magic,” bring the same happy, rocking energy onstage to fans across the country. Baltimore Magazine declared, “Hip parents who like music will absolutely thrill to Milkshake.” Kenny Curtis, Sirius/XM Radio’s Director of Specialty Programming, describes Milkshake as “an amazing band whose songs are conceptual and fully thought-out pieces of music.” Wrote Paste Magazine, “Overflowing with energy and enough stylistic chops to move convincingly from rockabilly to jangle-pop, these tunes will make fans of the whole family.”
Milkshake’s album Great Day has been nominated for a 2010 GRAMMY® Award in the “Best Musical Album for Children” category.
This show is FREE to all 12 and under; Suggested donation of $10 for all others To the Friends of Deer Creek Coffeehouse: We will be accepting non-food items (Paper Products, Cleaning Supplies, Personal Hygiene Items, Etc.) at this performance for our Food Pantry. Please help in any way possible. Thank you!
Tickets only available at the door. Only cash and checks to Deer Creek Coffeehouse accepted. Homemade baked goods, snacks, coffee, tea, water available for purchase. Email address: email@example.com Contact: Jeff King, 410-378-4350
This program has been assisted by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Harford County Government through the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. This program has also been assisted by a grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.
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NEWS FROM THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Sheriff’s Office Alerts Citizens to Distraction Scams: Detective Sgt. Dawn Wolf, Supervisor of the Crimes Against Property Unit, explained police in neighboring counties have been investigating scams involving suspects who pose as utility workers. “In some cases thieves use fake uniforms and identifications cards to gain a victim’s trust”, Wolf said. Known as distraction scams, the suspect will manipulate victims away from the main area of the home while a second suspect enters the home stealing cash, jewelry and other items of value. “Although not necessarily known for violence, the scam artists have been known to use intimidation towards people when victims become suspicious of their actions”. Other scams involve callers who tell people a family member has been involved in a car crash and needs money right away. “A call to the affected family member will quickly defuse the ruse”, Wolf said. As always, be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement. Visit the website at www.harfordsheriff.org for more information on these and other scams.
Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Auto Theft Awareness: The Harford County Sheriff’s Office Auto Theft Unit will once again be conducting proactive investigations beginning on November 5, 2013 and continuing randomly throughout the winter months to raise public awareness for people who leave their vehicle’s engine running and unattended. Maryland law prohibits drivers from leaving a vehicle unattended until the engine is stopped, the ignition locked and the key removed. Police can issue a traffic citation to any driver found in violation and if found guilty could face a fine of $70 and one point on their driving record.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT SUPPORTS WORLD AIDS DAY OBSERVANCE
On Monday, December 2nd, 2013, in support of World AIDS Day, the Harford County Health Department will offer free walk-in confidential or anonymous HIV testing at 1 N. Main Street, Bel Air, MD from 9:00AM to 4:00PM. Visit AIDS.gov for information from the Federal government about HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment and research. Also visit www.harfordcountyhealth.com or call 410-638-3060 for more information about Hartford County Health Department services and resources.
DELMARVA POWER CONTINUES ANNUAL GOOD NEIGHBOR ENERGY FUND IN 2013-2014
The winter heating and holiday season is here. Delmarva Power founded the Good Neighbor Energy Fund more than 30 years ago. Through the years, the fund has raised nearly $6 million from personal and corporate contributions to help households in need of energy assistance. In Harford County, the fund is administered by the Harford Community Action Agency, 1321-B Woodbridge Station Way in Edgewood, MD. For more information call 410-612-9909. For information on saving energy and money this winter, visit the Delmarva Power website at www.delmarva.com. Additionally, the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides help for households each year. Call 1-866-674-62327 or log on to: www.neada.org for more information.