From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
News From Our Faith Communities
Wednesday Movie Series
at Grace Episcopal Memorial Church
1022 Main Street, Darlington
Jesus in film
We will explore the way Jesus of Nazareth has been presented in film and discuss how these presentations are faithful to scripture and
what they have to offer us who seek to follow Him.
6:00 p.m. Healing Eucharist
6:30 p.m. Simple Supper
7:00 p.m. Movie and Discussion
February 25, 2015: “The Son of God” (2014)
March 4, 2015: “The Life of Brian” (1979)
March11, 2015: “The Passion of the Christ” (2004)
March 18, 2015: “Jesus Christ, Superstar” (1973)
March 25, 2015: “The Last Temptation of Christ” (1988)
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.
Gadabouts and Senior Movie Matinee
February 25, 2015 noon: soup and salad, 1 PM Senior Movie Matinee: “Groundhog Day” at Grace Memorial Church
RSVP to Barbara Fey at the Rideshare office 410-836-3005
The Church of the Ascension in Deer Creek Parish
3015 Dublin Road
Street, MD 21154
Sunday, February 1, 2015 – 4 Epiphany – Reverend Nick McDonald, PIC
9:30 a.m. – Communion Service and Children’s Church
Sunday, February 8, 2015 – 5 Epiphany – Reverend Meredith Kefauver Olsen, Supply Priest
9:30 a.m. – Communion Service
Sunday, February 15, 2015 – 6 Epiphany – Reverend Nick McDonald, PIC – Vestry Meeting
9:30 a.m. – Communion Service and Sunday School Classes
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – Donations Accepted
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 – Ash Wednesday – Reverend Nick McDonald, PIC
7:30 p.m. – Communion Service and Disposition of Ashes
Sunday, February 22, 2015 – 1 Lent – Reverend Nick McDonald, PIC
9:30 a.m. – Communion Service and Sunday School Classes
MARCH 2015 HIGHLIGHTS
Sunday, March 1, 2015 – 2 Lent – Reverend Nick McDonald, PIC — Children’s Church – Coffee
Sunday, March 8, 2015 – 3 Lent – Reverend Meredith Kefauver Olsen, Supply Priest
Sunday, March 15, 2015 – 4 Lent – Reverend Nick McDonald, PIC – Vestry Meeting
Sunday, March 22, 2015 – 5 Lent – Reverend Nick McDonald, PIC – Guild Meeting & Elections
Sunday, March 29, 2015 – Palm Sunday – Reverend Nick McDonald, PIC
Netha Wilmoth, Registrar, Email: MommawinMD@aol.com, Phone: 410-937-3879
News from the Library
FEBRUARY BOOK SALE: Valentine hearts are hidden from view.
Find one………And there is a free book for you!
Saturday, February 14th from 10am to 2pm
The Darlington Friends of the Library have something fun for your Valentine Day shopping pleasure and delight! We will be hiding small paper hearts, colored by the children at the Wilson Center Before and After School Program, all around the book sale. If you find one, you get a free book! (One per customer) Also, remember to bring a non-perishable food item or personal care item and get a free book!
News from the Deer Creek Coffeehouse
February’s Performers –Ken & Brad Kolodner
On Saturday, February 14 at 7:30 pm Deer Creek Coffeehouse welcomes, Ken and Brad Kolodner. Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and old-time fiddlers in the U.S., Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the clawhammer banjo world, to perform tight and musical arrangements of original and traditional old-time music with a “creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation.” The dynamic father-son duo pushes the boundaries of the Appalachian tradition by infusing their own brand of driving, innovative, tasteful and unique interpretations of traditional and original fiddle tunes and songs.
Concert appearances for the duo include The Kennedy Center, The Birchmere, The Avalon Theater, The Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival, The Champlain Valley Folk Festival, Old Songs, The Creative Alliance, and three appearances at Helicon’s Winter Solstice concerts in Towson, MD with Robin Bullock and Chris Norman.
Deer Creek Coffeehouse is located at 1022 Main St., Darlington, MD
Suggested donation: $10 for Adults and $5 for Students 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Jeff King, 443-877-7125
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.
News from our Schools
Harford Christian School
1736 Whiteford Road, Darlington Maryland
Harford Christian School has an Open House for prospective parents on Saturday, March 7th from 10 AM to noon. Refreshments and time to get acquainted begin at 9:45 followed by a presentation by Principal Bryan Wilson. At the completion of the presentation, including time for questions and answers, there will be opportunities for staff interaction and classroom tours.
Friends School of Harford’s Robotics team heads to state! Congratulations!
Friends School of Harford’s robotics team was selected as one of three regional teams to move on to the state competition on February 28, 2015 at UMBC. The “Harford Bandits” competed in the First Lego League qualifying round at Aberdeen Proving Ground on January 24, along with 23 teams from Maryland. Under the FLL umbrella theme – “Learning Unleashed” – the team answered this question: “How can the classroom’s environment be modified to accommodate the learning needs of dyslexic students?” The qualifying round required each team to present their project, complete specific missions using the robot, and participate in interviews with the judges.
Since September 2014, Coaches Ray Pitz, FSH math teacher, and Anna Dallam, volunteer parent, have guided the team to research and develop their website project and build and program a robot, while exhibiting the Core Values of FLL related to “teamwork, inquiry, gracious professionalism and problem-solving”.
NEWS FROM THE DARLINGTON VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
Don’t forget about our “All-You-Can-Eat – Breakfast” on Sunday February 8. It runs from 7:30am ‘til 11:30am. AND, our cash bingo! This supports the Fire Department, the PTA, AND the Lions Club!
February is a great time to do a home safety inspection. Check on things like:
-Is your furnace operating properly?
-Do you have a working Carbon Monoxide alarm?
-Do you have a smoke alarm in every room that people sleep in, and on every floor?
-Does your family know your family escape plan?
-Do you have some bottled water, and canned goods, in case of a severe storm and power outages?
Volunteers are the strongest part of the Darlington Area. So many people helping in so many ways. Why not consider volunteering with a group that you are interested in? If you are interested in learning a new skill, meeting great people, and helping your neighbors…then the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company is for you.
Stop by either station and meet our volunteers. We are looking for folks that want to help put out fires. AND for people that want to help people that are hurt or sick. AND for people that want to help us raise money. AND for people to help direct traffic. AND for people that want to help people and boats that are in distress on the water.
Are you almost 14? Are you not yet 16? Our cadet program is for you. Our cadets learn lifesaving skills like first aid and CPR. They learn about firefighting and practice many of the basic skills. All of this helps to make them a better EMT or fighter when they become of age at 16.
Come join us….NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS….since 1949. We are YOUR Darlington Volunteer Fire Company.410-638-3760.
NEWS FROM THE LIONS CLUB
The Darlington Lions are having their winter citrus sale. Grapefruits are available by the half case ($15) and full case ($25). Temple oranges are $17 for a half case (full cases not available). Contact Larry Burton at 410-457-8787 by Feb 6 to place an order. Fruit will be delivered and available for pick-up on Saturday, Feb 21 from 9-10:30 am at the Darlington United Methodist Church.
SPECIAL PROGRAM AT UNITARIAN CHURCH
2515 Churchville Road, Churchville MD
FREE PROGRAM here at UUFHC. These guest presenters were scheduled for OWL, but because the topic is so important, we are opening their presentations up to adults, middle, and high schoolers. Please feel free to invite your friends! RSVP and members may request childcare. email@example.com February 27th, 8-9:00pm
Lt. Vito Mentzell, Program Director of Harford County Child Advocacy Center, and/or his instructors will give a presentation on Digital Safety. Topics will include sexting, child pornography laws, cyberbullying, and how to protect yourself online.
This is an incredibly important topic for parents and adolescents. The presenters are thorough and have received rave reviews. It would be fantastic if as many of us as possible could benefit from their expertise. Therefore, please spread the word to friends, other parents, middle schoolers, and high schoolers in your community.
Groundhog Day and Vegetable Gardens
“Weather” or not Phil sees his shadow, spring will be here in 48 days! It’s time to reserve your raised bed in the Community Garden in Francis Silver Park. Beds measure four by eight feet and cost $25.00 each. After a successful introduction in 2014, plans are to build additional beds for 2015. If you are interested in reserving a garden bed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOU ARE INVITED…
Come join us and beat the Winter Blahs at the 3rd Book Exchange and International Luncheon
By Deer Creek Friends Meeting
When: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 12:00 noon
Where: Deer Creek Friends Meetinghouse, Darlington, Md.
What: Bring a book(s), take a book(s)
Sumptuous and delicious multi-cultural lunch
Cost: Donation to benefit Emarti Primary School, Kenya
Bonus: A Recommended Reading List and Bookmark
Snow date: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12:00 noon
RSVP: 717 456-7934 or 410 459-5442
Book Exchange and International Luncheon
Deer Creek Friends Meeting in Darlington, Maryland will host a Book Exchange and International Luncheon at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 28, 2015. A wide range of interesting and current books are available. We suggest that those attending bring a book (or books) that they have found worthwhile, and also take a book (or books). In addition there will be a Recommended Reading List of fiction and non-fiction that Friends have enjoyed over the past year. The International Luncheon features a variety of delicious foods from many cultures, prepared by members of the Quaker meeting. Bring a friend!
The Luncheon will benefit the Emarti Primary School in Kenya. Please respond to 717 456-7934 or 410 459-5442. Donations accepted. If there is snow or ice, the event will be scheduled for 12:00 noon on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
NEWS FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE
This is an excerpt from the press release of January 27, 2015. For the complete press release, go to the 21034 Community E-News Facebook page.
The Harford County Sheriff Office Detectives are currently investigating three armed robberies from this weekend.
The first armed robbery occurred on January 23, 2015 in the 1200 block of Main Street in Darlington. At approximately 11:13 pm, 3 black males and one white male entered the High’s store, each wearing dark clothing with their faces covered. Two of the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded money and cigarettes from the clerks. The store employees complied, handing over and undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes. The suspects fled on foot and headed in the direction of Conowingo Road.
…These investigations are ongoing and detectives are seeking any information to help identify any of these suspects or anyone who may have observed suspicious activity in the area. Anonymous qualifying tips submitted to Metro Crime Stoppers leading to an arrest and indictment for these felony crimes may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000. Call 1-866-7LOCKUP or Text CRIMES(274637). Begin text with MCS then add your tip. All information will be kept confidential.
NEWS FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT
This is excerpted from Harford County Health Department Press Releases for January. For the complete press
releases, go to the 21034 Community E-News Facebook page.
January 20, 2015 – January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month: Health Department urges women to get regular PAP tests. …For those having difficulty affording medical care, the Harford County Breast and Cervical Cancer Program offers no-cost mammograms and PAP test screening for eligible women who qualify.
… For more information about cervical cancer visit the Harford County Health Department website at www.harfordcountyhealth.com/cervical-cancer-awareness-month/.
January 26, 2015 – January is National Radon Awareness Month: Health Department recommends testing your home. Radon gas is produced from the natural breakdown of the uranium found in most rocks and soils. It usually does not present a health risk outdoors because it is diluted in the open air. Inside buildings, however, it can build up to dangerous levels by entering through cracks in solid floors and walls, construction joints, gaps in suspended floors and around service pipes, cavities inside walls and in the water supply.
… For more information about health risks of radon and radon mitigation, visit the federal Environmental Protection Agency website at http://www.epa.gov/radon/index.html and call or visit the Harford County Health Department website at www.harfordcountyhealth.com. Also, “A Citizen’s Guide to Radon” is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at: http://www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/citguide.html.