From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
Harford Friends School Appoints Interim Head of School
Street, MD – February 29, 2012 – Harford Friends School’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Clare Pitz, former Principal of Notre Dame Prep and Towson Catholic School as Interim Head of School. Pitz is also the parent of an HFS alum, and spouse of a long-time HFS teacher. Currently, Pitz is teaching middle school English and holds the position of Assistant Head of School for Student Life at Friends. Pitz attained her B.A., The College of Notre Dame (MD) and M.L.A., Certificate of Adv. Study, from The Johns Hopkins University (MD).
“I look forward to helping the Harford Friends School community make the transition to the coming school year. As a parent of an alum, and HFS teacher, I am excited to be a part of the next phase of this school’s development. We have a strong foundation of Quaker values permeating a vibrant program of studies that will continue to prepare our students for success in meeting the challenges of high school,” Pitz said.
Huxtable Accepts Position at Wilmington Friends School
This summer, founding Head of School Jonathan Huxtable will return to Wilmington Friends School in Delaware as its Head of Middle School.
April at Evangelical Methodist Church
Spring Rally of the American Council of Christian Churches
The ACCC is a national organization of fundamental Protestant churches which holds to the traditional doctrines of Scripture. Pastors from across America will be in attendance at the Spring Rally, as they meet to consider national issues that range from the political scene to the status of the church today.
April at Harford Christian School
7:30 PM, Ziegler Auditoriuim
Harford Christian School spring concert, featuring elementary school students in music, speech, drama, band, keyboard and hand bells. Free admission.
7:30 PM, HCS Chandelier Lobby
Harford Christian School concert band presents its spring concert with Broadway, sacred, march and symphonic arrangements. Bring your toes and be ready to tap!
Harford County Health Department Addictions Services
As an extension of its existing Addictions Services, the Harford County Health Department is providing a free support group for families of individuals with substance abuse problems from 6:00 – 7:00 pm on Tuesday evenings on the third floor of their offices at 120 S. Hays Street, Bel Air, MD.
The group is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who is affected by someone else’s substance abuse, including immediate and extended family members and friends. The individual need not be in treatment at the Health Department for family members to attend. No registration is necessary and people can join at any time.
If you have any questions, please contact our Addictions Services Division at 410-877-2340.
DUBLIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1528 WHITEFORD RD
STREET, MD 21154
OFFICE PHONE – (410) 836-3647
All you can eat spaghetti with meat balls dinner on Saturday, April 21st – 4:30 to 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall of Dublin Church.
The menu also includes salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage.
The cost: Adults – $10.00; Children ages 5-10 – $5.00; Children under 5 are Free.
Proceeds will go to Outreach Programs and the Building Fund.
Mark Your Calendar and Save the Date
June 2, 2012
1 – 4pm (exhibitions are open from 11am)
Exhibition Openings and Reception
Join us for a celebration of two Journey Stories exhibitions!
Divergence: The Pathways of African-Americans in Harford County documents the journeys of African-American Harford County citizens through time and is meant as a companion exhibition to Fugitives, Accessories, and Catchers at the Bel Air Library.
Lost and Found: The Forgotten Communities of APG, the Journey Stories Youth Oral History Project Exhibition will also be open. Meet the “youth curators” and hear about their unique experiences collecting family stories and helping to create this presentation.
Light refreshments. Reception from 1 – 4pm. Free of charge; donations appreciated.
Held at Hosanna School Museum, 2424 Castleton Rd., Darlington, MD.
From June 6-July 25, Hosanna School is open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10am-4pm.)
http://www.hosannaschoolmuseum.org (live April 2012)
HCPL Book Donation Guidelines
The Darlington Friends of the Harford County Public Library are grateful to the community for their donations of books for our book sale and their support of the Friends.
Because we have limited space and volunteer time, we would like to offer the following guidelines for book donations.
• Please make sure all books are clean and in re-saleable condition. We cannot sell books that are moldy, have water, or other damage to covers and/or pages.
• Please do not bring sets of encyclopedias, world books, old textbooks, or government pamphlets.
• 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.
A general overall guideline is that if the book is not something you would consider buying, it is probably not something we can sell. Though we all hate the idea if throwing away books, they can be re-cycled at the landfill or in your regular re-cycled trash. Thank you for your continued support of the Darlington Friends and our great library! Book sales are every second Saturday.
OF THE DUBLIN DARLINGTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 AT 7:00PM
DARLINGTON VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
2600 CASTLETON ROAD
Agenda: Your elected state officials will give a debriefing on the 2012 Legislative Session
Update from Sheriff Jesse Bane and Captain Keith Warner
Report on the proposed Cultural Arts Center
Deer Creek Friends Meeting
1212 Main Street
Darlington MD 20134
Sunday morning schedule:
10:00 AM: Meeting for Worship – all ages
10:15 AM: Adult First Day School – various topics related to Quakerism
10:15 AM: Children’s First Day School – birth-fifth grade.
10:45 AM: Adults Worship. Teens are encouraged to join adults for Worship or they may choose to join the children’s group.
11:30 AM: Rise of Meeting, children re-join adults for announcements.
We welcome all visitors – please join us!
Darlington Lions Club April Events
Easter Flower Sale
The Darlington Lions Club will have their annual Easter Flower Sale in the engine bay of the DVFC on Friday, April 6 from 9 am – 5 pm and Saturday, April 7 starting at 9 am until the flowers run out. There will be a wide assortment of live potted flowers, including Easter lilies, tulips, hyacinths, and hanging baskets available for purchase. The DVFC will also have homemade chocolate treats available for purchase.
Ugly Waitress Spaghetti Dinner
The firefighters of DVFC are joining with the men of the Lions Club to serve up a spaghetti dinner that includes salad, bread, dessert, and drinks. What will make this special is the men will borrow from the wardrobes of their wife, mother, or significant other to dress for the occasion. It is a sight that you won’t want to miss. Dinner is $8 and will be served from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the social hall of DVFC. In addition to a great meal, you’ll have an opportunity to vote for your favorite waitress.
Lions Club Student Scholarship
Any student graduating from high school in the 21034 zip code area who plans to continue on with their education is eligible to apply for the Darlington Lions Club scholarship. Students can get applications from their high school guidance counselor or contact Larry Burton, firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications are due April 15 and should be mailed to the Lions Club at P.O. Box 393, Darlington, MD 21034.
Grace Memorial Church
Holy Week Services:
Sunday, April 1: 9:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Service: Liturgy of the Palms and a reading of St. Mark’s Passion Story
Tuesday, April 3: 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross: Prayers and Art from around the world
Wednesday, April 4: 7 p.m. Tenebrae: A prayer service of light and dark
Thursday, April 5: 5:30 p.m. Seder dinner (reservations required) 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday
Service: Footwashing and stripping of the altar
Friday, April 6: noon and 7 p.m. St. John’s Passion Story, Prayers at the Cross, communion from the reserved sacrament
Saturday, April 7: 7 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter: Lighting of the New Fire, Storytelling and the first Alleluia of Easter
Sunday, April 8: 9 a.m. Easter Sunday Service
All are welcome!
Save the Date and Mark Your Calendar Now for the Dublin Country Fair!
Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 10am to 3pm at Dublin Elementary School
The parade steps off at 10 AM, followed by a great day of family fun! If you would like to be in the parade, participate in the car show, be a vendor or entertainer contact: 410-457-5442 or email@example.com.
Summer Fun Camp at Wilson Center
Come join the fun at the Wilson Center’s Summer Fun Camp! The camp runs for 9 weeks from June 18 through August 17. Hours are from 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday. Kids entering grades K – 8th are welcome to attend. Cost per week is $95 per child plus a $20 per child (or family) registration fee.
Activities include outdoor recreation, games, arts & crafts, cooking, music, story telling, water play, special visitors and more! Please call 410-836-3555 for more information or to request a registration form.
Getting There Ride Share
The Getting There Ride Share program (GTRS) is rolling along! In the past few weeks, we’ve recruited several new volunteer drivers and held an orientation class in February. New ride requests come in daily so we still are looking for interested volunteers who would be willing to drive one to three hours per month. GTRS is a senior volunteer transportation initiative that provides rides for area residents age 60 and older. The service enables our older residents to age in place with dignity by providing transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping and whatever outings make their lives more meaningful. Please call Susan Kelly at 410-836-3005 if you are interested. Thank you!
DARLINGTON VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
Did you know…EVEN the Easter Bunny wears his seat belt!
Wearing a seat belt saves lives. Be sure, before you put the car in DRIVE, that Everyone has their seatbelt on.
Most accidents happen within 2 miles of home. Be safe, and help save lives.
Please call or stop by either firehouse if you have any questions.
We are THE Darlington Volunteer Fire Company, neighbors helping neighbors since 1949.
Quarter Auction April 27, 2012
Doors Open at 6 pm, Auction begins at 7 pm
2600 Castleton Road, Darlington, MD – 410-638-3760
Items include gift certificates, local merchants, crafts, and vendors – 31 Bags, Tastefully Simple, Cookie Lee Jewelry and more. Paddles – $3 each, 2 for $5
You will be given a numbered paddle with a corresponding ball. The ball will be placed in a master bowl.
Each item will go up for bid and if you wish to bid, you place the appropriate number of quarters in your table’s collection bowl and raise your paddle. If your number is drawn and you have your paddle up, you WIN! If you choose not to bid and your number is called, just say “no bid” and another number will be called.
Categories: Items $10-$25 @ 1 quarter bid
Items $26-$40 @ 2 quarter bid
Items $41-$60 @ 3 quarter bid
Items $61 and up @ 4 quarter bid
Upcoming Events: Apr 6-7 – Lions Club Flower Sale, DVFC Candy Sales in the Engine Bay
Apr 15 – Breakfast, all you can eat, 7:30-11am
April 19 – Cash Bingo, doors open 6 pm, Bingo starts at 7pm, $1,000.00 Jackpot!!!
Apr 27 – Quarter Auction, doors open at 6pm, Auction starts at 7 pm
Apr 28 – Ugly Waitress Spaghetti Dinner, 5-7 pm
May 5 – Dublin Country Fair, Dublin Elementary School, Parade 10 am, Activities until 3 pm
May 6 – Rabies Clinic 1 – 5 pm
May 13 – Mother’s Day All you can eat Breakfast, 7:30 – 11 am
**some of these events are in conjunction with Darlington Lions Club.**
Upcoming Events from the Friends of Darlington Library
Monthly Book Sales: Second Saturday of each month 10am-2pm
April 14th Shower Yourself with Books
Audio Books $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00
May 12th Mysterious May
June 9th Annual Box Sale
No Sales in July and August
The Friends are now selling wreaths that were once used on the utility poles at Christmas. There are a very limited number left. Frames measure 33 inches in diameter and samples are on display at the annex during book sales. If you are interested and would like to place an order or need more information, call Jane at 410-457-4849 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As Is $25.00 (with decorations still on)
Rehabbed Frame $35.00 (Bare frame that has been cleaned and painted)
Peace Sign $50.00 (LED electric rope lighting)
To help support the Harford County Library Summer Reading Program, the Friends donated $1000 from book sale income. Thank you for supporting the monthly event. Profits go right back into the community!
The Darlington Library Branch
To celebrate April as “Month of the Young Child” and in a continued commitment to promoting early literacy skills for young children, Harford County Public Library (HCPL) is pleased to introduce the Puppy Tales Club.
This special early literacy program for parents, caregivers and their babies, ages birth through 35 months, is based on five simple important early literacy practices – talking, singing, reading, writing and playing.
“Getting every child ready for school is so important and the Puppy Tales Club provides a critical component in developing pre- and early literacy skills for our youngest customers,” stated Mary Hastler, Library Director.
The Puppy Tales Club highlights the importance of early literacy and encourages participation in daily activities that strengthen pre-reading skills. Starting April 2, parents and caregivers can register their children for the Puppy Tales Club at any HCPL branch and receive an activity log with 12 simple but fun learning activities based on the five early literacy practices. Upon completing 10 of the 12 activities at home and returning the activity log by April 30, children will receive a certificate and special completion prize.
On the 14th of April at 10:30 the Darlington Branch will have a story time for children from birth to 35 months as part of the Puppy Tales program. The story time is called Down on the Farm. Please register for the Down on the Farm program and sign up for the month-long Puppy Tales Club.
On April 17th at 6:30pm The Darlington Library Book Discussion Group will discuss The Warmth of Other Suns, The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. Copies are available at the Darlington Branch.
Harford County Arbor Day Celebration
Friday, April 6 2012
3135 Scarboro Road, Street, MD 21154
Arbor Day festivities will consist of tree plantings, displays, demonstrations, exhibits, refreshments, and a FREE TREE for all who attend. Please bring a hamer, shovel, and work gloves if you have them. Volunteers are encouraged to arrive by 8:45 am. Call 410-638-3103 ext. 1380 for more information.
CLEAN OUT YOUR MEDICINE CABINET!
Nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 28, 2012
10am – 2pm
Harford County will have two drop-off locations for unused/expired medications:
Parking Lot at the County Office Building
220 South Main Street, Bel Air
Havre de Grace Police Station
715 Pennington Avenue
No questions asked! Pet meds are also included.
For more information call 410-638-3333 or email email@example.com.
The 21034 Community E-News editors are volunteers who would be glad to have you join the team! The current editors are: Sarah Buchanan-Wollaston (Deer Creek Friends Meeting), Nancy Dilliplane (Grace Memorial Episcopal Church), Jane Howe (community member), Bernadette Low (Grace Memorial Episcopal Church) Velta Mahon (Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian Church), Sarah Standiford (Grace Memorial Episcopal Church). E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to help!