From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
Hosanna School Museum Offers Summer Programs
June 20, 2011 – June 24, 2011 American Girls Summer Camp
Have Fun with the American Girls!
From the past to the present: learn and create like The American Girls dolls. Make crafts, toys, decorations, recipes, cultural projects and other activities like those done by Kirsten, Josephina, Addy, and others. This is a fun and creative American history & cultural experience. In partnership with Harford Community College (HCC). Registration required through HCC.
Course: 26164 Meeting Days: Mon. – Fri.
Time: 9:00 AM 11:00 AM 5 sessions, Ages 8-12.
Saturday, July 16, 2011, 11-3
New Docent (Tour Guide) and Volunteer Training
Join our corps of dedicated volunteers who help us to share the story of Hosanna School, the oneroom school experience, and local and national African American history and culture.
Call 410-939-8510 to register.
Darlington Library Book Sale
Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 10am-2pm.
“Box Sale” on all the books you can fit in a box for $5.00. A sample box will be on display for size.
CDs, DVDs, Audio Books are not included. Limit one box per family. This will be the last book sale of the school year. No sale in June or July. Book sales will resume on September 10.
Exelon Hydro Cleanup Day June 11
The first annual Exelon Cleanup Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 9am to Noon.
This inaugural event is designed to help clean litter and debris from the “pond” side of Conowingo Dam and will concentrate efforts on the south west portion of the river banks. Cleanup crews will depart from four sites: Glen Cove Marina, Broad Creek Boat Launch, Line Bridge Road and Dorsey Boat Launch. Volunteers are needed for all locations. If you are interested in helping, contact Fred Smith, Exelon Hydro at 410-457-2427 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring your boat, kayak, hiking boots and gloves. Exelon will provide trash bags, dumpsters, and lunch for all volunteers!
Dublin United Methodist Community Yard Sale June 11
Dublin United Methodist Church @ 1528 Whiteford Rd in Street, MD is having a Community Yard Sale on June 11, 2011 from 7 AM to 3 PM in the parking lot of the Church. Spaces are $10 each. To reserve a space call Bob Hudson @ (443) 243-3994 or the church office @ (410) 836-3647. There will be Pit Beef, Hot Dogs, and Drinks for sale. Proceeds will benefit Outreach and Mission Projects.
Lions Club News
Youth Fishing Rodeo
The Lions Clubs of Darlington & Conowingo are joining to once again sponsor a fishing rodeo for children ages 3-15. The rodeo will be on Saturday, June 11 at the Deer Creek picnic area of the Susquehanna State Park. Registration opens at 10 a.m. with fishing commencing at 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded by age group for largest and most fish caught. In addition, there will be a casting contest prior to the start of fishing. While each child will receive a goody bag at registration, they are responsible for bringing their own equipment and bait. Hot dogs and drinks will be available on-site, so plan on making it a family day!
The Darlington Lions Club adopted Shuresville Road five years ago and conducted its annual spring clean-up on April 30, gathering 7 bags of trash and a gas tank from a vehicle underbody. This past month, the club upped its stake in keeping the community clean by adopting the Francis Silver Park.
The club monitors and periodically makes clean-up sweeps of these areas to help keep the shine on our village, but we always appreciate users cleaning up after themselves. Thanks for your help in keeping Darlington clean!
June Bible School at Cornerstone Baptist
Cornerstone Baptist will be holding Bible School on June 20th through 24. We will have classes for all ages from 4 years and up. Contact Tracy Duvall email@example.com
Adult Education Class Forming
Wish you knew more about the bible? Interested in social and ecological justice? Wondering how faith can make more of a difference in your day-to-day life? Longing to share meaningful and substantial conversation with a trusted group of companions? Education for Ministry (EfM) might be just what you’re looking for.
Education for Ministry is a program of theological education that teaches one how to think theologically, deepens one’s faith and understanding of the Christian heritage and provides opportunity to discern and undertake Christian ministry in the church and in the world.
EfM is a program of theological education-at-a-distance of the School of Theology of the University of the South (Sewanee). Students sign up one year at a time for this four-year program. The program grants a certificate at the completion of the four years and 18 Continuing Education Units for each year’s work. The group meets in weekly seminars, covering scripture, church history, liturgy and theology.
I have been a trained EfM mentor for over 10 years and have mentored groups in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I would like to start a seminar group in Harford County in September 2011.
Although Sewanee is an Episcopal school, you do not have to be Episcopalian to be a part of an EfM seminar group. You do not even have to be Christian, although the class is geared to Christians. In fact, the more ecumenical the group, the more rich our learning!
For more information, or to register for a class, please call or email Nancy Dilliplane (Rector of Grace Memorial Church, Darlington) firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-752-9684.
The Gadabouts, a 21034-area seniors group, plans a trip to the Willow Valley Restaurant on June 8, 2011 for lunch. Reservations are required for this trip. Newcomers are always welcome! ~Mary Ella Kelly at 410-457-5664
SUMMER FAMILY PIZZA AND MOVIE NIGHTS:
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church and the Wilson Ministry Center invite you to Wednesday night pizza dinner and the showing of a family friendly movie. Wednesday, July 13 and Wednesday, August 10. Pizza dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Movie begins at 6:30 p.m.
Nancy Dilliplane at 410-836-3587
Calendar of Regular Monthly Events in the 21034 Zipcode
Darlington Independence Day Celebration Promotion
The 28th Darlington Independence Day Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 25th!
Parade line up begins at 4 PM at the Weigh Station, and the parade kicks off at 5:30 PM. Following the parade, great food, the Darlington Idol Contest with cash prizes, and a spectacular fireworks display will be held at Francis Silver Park. In addition this year, the drawing for the Harley Davidson motorcycle benefiting the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company will take place during our evening activities!
The Darlington Independence Day Committee asks that you please patronize our wonderful food vendors in the park, serving pit beef, hamburgers, homemade ice cream and so much more!
Only these vendors are directly supporting the Independence Day Celebration by giving back a portion of their proceeds to this wonderful small town celebration. Please support them!
If you or your group would like to be in the parade, please contact Jerry Scarborough at 410 836-3506. In addition, your contribution, much needed and gratefully appreciated, may be sent to Box 33, Darlington, MD 21034. We look forward to seeing all of you for an exciting evening of family fun and entertainment!
Please contact me if you have any questions!
Kira Dare, President, Darlington Independence Day Celebration Committee
A Cool Hot-spot for Summer:
One place to remember as summer comes is the Darlington Library’s Reader’s Garden. Built in 2010 under the leadership of Caleb Little as his Eagle Scout Leadership project, the garden represents 391 hours of work by Webster Boy Scout Troop 965. As well as a bit of sun and a bit of shade, the garden includes comfortable benches donated by the Darlington Friends of the Library, mulched paths and flowers.
It is a great spot to read or rest or to take advantage of the library’s wireless service. You can read a book or check your e-mail. The benches fold down to make a table to support your wireless device or your book.
Gregory D. Wollon
Harford County Public Library
Twice Blessed Thrift Shop
Open daily from 10am until 12:30pm. No Sunday hours. Located on Shuresville Road opposite Darlington United Methodist Church. Food donations are given to those in need. Clothing sells for $4.00 a bag. Donations of food, in particular frozen meats and pantry staples, are always needed.
Gently used clothing for all family members are appreciated by local families.
SAVE-THE-DATE: Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 10 am to 2:00 pm
Harford Friends School Annual Blueberry Festival
Deer Creek Friends Meeting, 1212 Main Street, Darlington
Fun for the Family, Auction, Fresh Berries and Desserts, Children’s Games
SAVE-THE-DATE: Monday, August 8, 2011 – August 12, 2011
Heritage Week at the Hosanna School Museum
Please join us for Summer Fun at the Hosanna School Museum
Crafts, History, Storytelling, Underground Railroad Tour, Nature Walks, Living History, Picnic and more. 10-2 daily; Ages 6-12.
$30 per child. Bring a bag lunch.
Registration required. Call 410-939-6034 for form.
SAVE-THE-DATE: Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 10:00-2:00 pm
Genealogy Workshop with Reginald Bishop
Get some hands on experience with Reggie Bishop to trace your family tree. A Harford County native, Bishop is touring the state sharing his experiences in tracing his family as far back as the Revolutionary War.
SAVE-THE-DATE: Saturday, October, 22, 2011
Meet J. Edgar Hoover’s African American Cousin: Film and Book signing with local Author and filmmaker, Millie McGhee
Millie McGhee was a happy, playful child, full of life, vigor, and energy—that is, until she was forced to keep a frightening family secret that changed her childhood forever. This secret could have tumbled the regime of one of the most powerful men in American history: J. Edgar Hoover. Join us for this intriguing presentation.
SAVE-THE-DATE: Saturday, November 5, 2011
Booksigning and Lecture with Harford County Native, Russell W. Irvine, PhD
Join us as Dr. Irvine shares his fascinating research into the development of the earliest higher education experiences of African Americans prior to the Civil War. These forgotten stories will surprise you. Half-price special on book purchases; on site only.
Churches in 21034 Work Together To Meet Community Needs
YOUR church representative is invited to join us at 10AM on Saturday, June 11 at the Wilson Center to find ways to strengthen our communities by working together as our faith leads us. What community needs might we fill together? What faith based activities would bring together the wonderful and diverse residents of Zip Code 21034? Please RSVP to Mara Walter at email@example.com or call 410 838-4340.
Our small group representing four churches in Zip Code 21034 first met in January, 2011, at the invitation of Nancy Dilliplane, Grace Episcopal Church’s friendly new priest. The group discussed various community needs and ways in which our churches might help meet those needs. Out of this first meeting came the 21034 Community E-News, this very newsletter. We emailed our first edition in January to our contacts at local churches and community groups.
To increase opportunities for fellowship and spiritual nourishment, we resumed church-based Community Breakfasts in February with Grace Episcopal Church as our first host followed by a May Breakfast at Deer Creek Friends Meeting.
The 21034 Community E-News is emailed to any person wishing to receive it on the 1st of each month. Deadline for submitting articles is the 15th of each month. Articles are welcome but may be edited due to space.
21034 Community E-News Editors: Nancy Dilliplane (Grace Memorial Church), Jane Howe (Darlington Community), Velta Mahon (Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian), Sarah Standiford (Episcopal Deacon), and Mara Walter (Deer Creek Friends Meeting).