From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
Darlington Library Book and Tree Sale on Saturday, May 10
LIBRARY BOOK AND TREE SALE
It’s time for trees! Allegheny Chinkapins, Douglas Fir and Serviceberry saplings will be available for a suggested $2 donation. These top quality bare root trees are provided by the Department of Natural Resources and are ready to plant.
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 such as tissues, paper towels, toilet paper, diapers; personal hygiene items such as soap, tooth paste, tooth brushes, combs, deodorant; cleaning supplies such as laundry products, dish soap, etc. Book sales are the second Saturday of each month and the May Book sale will be held on Saturday, May 10 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Support your local LIBRARY AND SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY.
2014 Fishermens’ Day, Saturday, May 10, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 2569 Shures Landing Road, Darlington, MD 21034
Join us at Conowingo Dams Fisherman’s Park and Pavilion for a fun, educational event focused on fishing, recreation and the Susquehanna River! Fun, outdoor activities include fishing, hiking, boater safety and more! Parking is available on site. Light refreshments will be provided. 2014 fishing licenses will be available for sale. (Please bring proof of identity)
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Visit us online to learn more about recreational opportunities at Conowingo Dam:
Hazardous Waste Collection Day at Scarboro Landfill on May 10
Courtesy Havre de Grace Patch
There will be a residential hazardous waste collection event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, at Harford Waste Disposal & Recycling Center Compost Area at 3241 Scarboro Road in Street.
Acceptable items at hazardous waste disposal event: aerosol cans, household batteries, photographic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, pool chemicals, lacquers, turpentine, wood preservatives, wood strippers, driveway sealers, insect repellents, cosmetics, degreasers, deodorizers, cleaners, solvents, moth balls, flea powder, furniture polish, rust remover, bleach and ammonia.
Unacceptable items: explosives, ammunition, medical waste, radioactive materials, picric acid (do not transport), gasoline, gas/oil mixes, motor oil, antifreeze, oil filters, lead-acid batteries, latex paint, propane cylinders and freon cylinders.
Faces of Freedom: The Upper Chesapeake, Maryland, and Beyond Continues this month at the Hayes-Heighe House at Harford Community College
What does freedom mean to you? This exhibit brings to life the stories of documented individuals who sought or fought for freedom and whose lives engage and inspire. The Faces of Freedom initiative commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Maryland Constitution of 1864, which ended slavery in the state.
Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Fridays, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
1st Saturdays: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Friday May 2, 12:30-1:45 pm (Room 201)
Book Discussion: Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois. Led by Karry Hathaway, Ph.D.
Saturday, May 10 11 am – 2 pm
Gather at the Banks: Journey, Reflection and Culminating Ceremony
Held at Hosanna School Museum, 2424 Castleton Rd., Darlington, MD 21034
Gather with us on the banks of the Susquehanna River as local spiritual and cultural leaders honor our ancestors by planting a tree in their memory, pouring libations and acclaiming the lifework of freedom seekers, abolitionists and others who struggled to free themselves, others and our nation from slavery. A living history interpreter, spirituals and freedom songs will set the atmosphere.
Light refreshments will be served.
Seating is limited and registration is required for both these events. To reserve a seat or for more information, please email HaysHeighe@harford.edu or call 443-412-2539
Schedule of Events for the Maryland Faerie Festival
Camp Ramblewood in Darlington, Maryland WWW.marylandfaeriefestival.org
Admission $5 ages 3-12, $15 ages 13-99. FREE under 3 and over 99
Saturday May 10, 2014 Bat Barn
10 am Royal Costume Workshop, for children
11:30 Beale Street Puppets
1pm Creative Writing Workshop: Unexpected Spark
2:30 Beale Street Puppets
4pm Mother’s Day Tea with Wedji
5pm Beale Street Puppets
Sunday May 11, 2014 Dancing Tulip Stage
10am Qi Gong by Kalindi
11:30am Thrir Venstri Foetr
12 Seelie Court and Maypole
1pm Project Sunrise
2pm Children’s Fashion Show with the Unseelie King and Queen
3pm Zardozi Dance
4pm Thrir Venstri Foetr
Darlington Dublin Community Council Sponsors Primary Candidates’ Forum
On Friday, April 25, the Darlington Dublin Community Council held a forum for local candidates in the upcoming primary election. Twenty-four candidates participated by stating their cause, fielding questions from the audience and giving final wrap up statements. Thank you to everyone who attended and a big thank you to the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company who not only provided the meeting space, but served the best chicken salad sandwiches in Harford County! But maybe you missed it. The primary is in June, for the first time ever this year, and voters may not be tuned in to the fact that Election Day is June 24, with early voting starting June 12 to 19. If you would like to see videos of the candidates, go to the Darlington Dublin Community Council Facebook page and scroll down the selection of opening and closing statements. Search the title or try this link:
Community Garden at Francis Silver Park
THE COMMUNITY GARDEN IS A GO!
The Dublin Darlington Rec Council, in cooperation with Harford County Parks and Rec and the Darlington Library, will be building an enclosure and starting the first community garden in Francis Silver Park in time for the coming summer growing season. The garden will be installed in phases as interest in the project increases over time. If you have already secured a raised bed, you should have been contacted. The plan is to offer 4 foot by 8 foot raised beds at $25 each on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gadabouts, Darlington’s Senior’s Group, will have lunch at Grace Episcopal Church on Wednesday, May 14 at 11:30 a.m. Members of the Darlington Elementary School chorus, orchestra and band will provide entertainment. Lunch will be catered by The Olive Tree restaurant. For more information please call Mary Ella Kelly 410-457-5664.
News from our Faith Communities
Ecumenical Faith and Service Gathering
Members of Darlington’s Faith Communities have been gathering to share what is going on in our different places of worship, to encourage one another, and to talk about the needs of our community. (That’s how this e-Newsletter got started, going on 4 years ago!) At our last meeting, on April 2, at the Deer Creek Friends Meeting, we shared lunch and talked about the growing number of local families and individuals in need of food, and how we might join together to increase the aid available in this part of the county. Please see the article below for ways you can participate in an ongoing food program. Our next ecumenical gathering will be on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at noon, in the parish house at Grace Episcopal Church (1022 Main Street, Darlington). Please bring your own lunch, beverages and dessert will be provided. We hope you will join us! Everyone is welcome!
The Darlington Food Distribution has been in existence for 6 years. It is supported by the Maryland Food Bank and donations from the community.
When: Third Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 1022 Main Street, Darlington (Parish Hall)
Who: Families and Individuals in need in Northern Harford County & adjacent Cecil County
What you can do to support this program:
Collect non-perishables foods (e.g. cans, rice, pasta, peanut butter and jelly) and toiletry items (e.g. soap, laundry detergent, shampoo, toothpaste, dish soap) and paper goods (e.g. paper towels, toilet paper). Bring what you have collected to the parish hall at Grace on Friday afternoon prior to the distribution (usually this is a third Friday, but it is sometimes a second Friday depending on the calendar)
Come at 7 p.m. the Friday night before the Distribution to share a potluck meal and to help pack the grocery bags in the Parish Hall.
Donate money. In recent months, we have needed to purchase bread and other staples. A fund for this purpose is managed through the Wilson Ministry Center, 1024 Main St. Darlington, MD 21034. Make checks payable to The Wilson Ministry Center and write “food distribution” in the memo line.
Pick up food from the Maryland Food Bank warehouse in Edgewood. If you are available to help with pick up on the Friday afternoon before the Saturday Distribution, please contact the Grace Church office 410-836-3597
Think and Pray about a response to hunger in our community. Prayerfully consider a way to take part in this very compassionate effort – to find sources of donations, to generate financial support, to pick up donated goods, to sort, stock and pack, to help locate suppliers of meat and fresh produce, to
support local and national policies dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger in our country.
The Church of the Ascension in Deer Creek Parish (Episcopal Church)
3015 Dublin Road, Street, MD 21154
Thursday, May 1, 2014 — National Day of Prayer
Sunday, May 4, 2014 — Reverend Nick McDonald, Priest-in-Charge
9:30 a.m. — Communion Service and Sunday School Classes (Nursery through Middle School)
10:45 a.m. — Pancake Breakfast (Goodwill Donation)
Sunday, May 11, 2014 — Mother’s Day — Reverend Paul Moser, Supply Priest
9:30 a.m. — Communion Service
Sunday, May 18, 2014 — Reverend Nick McDonald, Priest-in-Charge
9:30 a.m. — Communion Service
10:45 a.m. — Annual Congregational Meeting/Brief Vestry Meeting
Sunday, May 25, 2014 — Rogation and Memorial Day Weekend — Reverend Nick McDonald, Priest-in-Charge
9:30 a.m. — Communion Service
10:45 a.m. — Ladies Guild Meeting
Thursday, May 29, 2014 — Ascension Day — Reverend Nick McDonald, Priest-in-Charge
6:00 p.m. — Covered Dish Dinner
7:00 p.m. — Communion Service
In addition, there will be a craft and vendor fair on May 10, 2014 10 am to 4 pm For more information
Kornetha M. Wilmoth, Registrar
News from our Schools
Harford Friends School
Dazzle and Denim: Dinner Dance to benefit Harford Friends School, May 3rd, 2014:
Maryland Golf and Country Clubs, Bel Air, MD 6- 11 p.m.
Many exciting items for auction! Purchase tickets or visit www.harfordfriends.org for more info
Flower Sale: May 2-3, 2013, Just in Time for Mother’s Day!
The Home and School Association of Harford Friends School will be selling beautiful hanging baskets at Broom’s Bloom Dairy on Friday May 2 (Noon-9PM) and Saturday May 5 (11AM-9PM). These beautiful, premium quality baskets are locally grown and are sure to be perfect for adding some color to your home and garden this season. Remember, Mother’s Day is Sunday May 11th! These baskets will make the perfect gift for anyone on your list.
Broom’s Bloom is located on Fountain Green Road ( Route 543). Please come out and join us, support Harford Friends School, and enjoy some wonderful food and ice cream at Broom’s Blooms.
News from the Darlington Fire Department
The Flea Market at the Darlington Firehouse on May 31 needs people for yard sale spots. Each spot is $10.00 for outside vendors. Time is from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. We are looking for Antiques, Crafts, Collectables, Tools, Plants, Auto parts and Books. There will be some vendors inside along with advertisements of community interest. For information or to reserve a spot contact Don Thomas @ 410-459-6654
On Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 pm Deer Creek Coffeehouse welcomes Alberta, Canada’s prairie balladeer Scott Cook. Road-worn, painfully honest, and deeply human, his straight-talking tunes weave together folk, roots, blues, soul and country with spacious fingerstyle guitar and clawhammer banjo arrangements. (www.scottcook.net)
Cook has been making a full-time living at music since 2007, touring extensively across Canada, the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is currently on tour in support of his fourth release, One More Time Around, which Canada’s premier roots music magazine Penguin Eggs calls “as much a manifesto as a musical work,” teeming with “wry observations and hopeful life lessons.” Its opening track “Pass It Along” won the Folk and Acoustic category in the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest, with UK magazine Maverick Country naming him “one of Canada’s most inspiring and imaginative storytellers”.
Fellow Canadian songwriter and three-time Juno (Canadian Music Awards) winner David Francey sums it up: “Scott Cook has distilled his travels down into songs powered by a sharp eye for imagery, a healthy dose of humanity, and that unforgettable voice, that at the same time intones the rigors of the road and the most comfortable couch you have ever slept on.”
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.
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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.