St. Agnes to hold luncheon on Feb. 15 The menu for the luncheon is French onion soup, turkey and gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, peas, birthday cake. It will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church on Queen Street in Rising Sun. A good will offering will be accepted. For more information please call 410-658-4378 and for take outs please call 410-658-9422 day of the luncheon.
A Paint Party will be held Feb. 17 at Calvert Grange From 9:30 a.m. to noon come out and create a cardinal on canvas while enjoying tea, coffee, pastries and snacks. Pre-registration is required and the cost is $40. For tickets visit www.tiltedcanvasparty.com or for questions call Janie at 831-233-1467. The grange is located at 2357 Telegraph Road in Rising Sun.
Saturday Workshop to be held Feb. 17 The University of Maryland Extension will hold a "Starting Seeds Under Lights" workshop at the Cecil County Administration Building. Growing your own veggies from seed is much easier than you think. Get a jumpstart on your 2018 garden. This workshop is free and led by Vicki Diamonte, Educator, Master Gardener. For more information or to register visit www.extension.umd.edu/cecil-county/gardening or call 410-996-5280.
Town Meeting to be held at Milburn Stone Theatre Cecil College Feb. 22 The Cecil Business Leaders for Better Government will host the event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Meet the candidates for county council: Councilman George Patchell, Al Miller and Bill Coutz. Hear their views for the future of Cecil County. Cost is $25 per person and the event is open to the public.
5th Annual Chocolate Festival to be held March 3 Oxford United Methodist Women will hold the festival from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $5, and you will receive six tickets to sample six different sweets. Additional tickets can purchased for 50¢ each. You are invited to be a taster, baker or a contestant. For those competing bring your favorite chocolate creation to the Fellowship Hall before 10 a.m. in order to be judged. Each entry must include one ingredient that is chocolate. Judging starts promptly at 10 a.m. For more information about contest please call the church at 610-932-9698. The church is located at 18 Addison Street in Oxford.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14 STORYDAYS AND FINGERPLAYS - Held at the Cecilton Library at 10:30 a.m. A thematic program for ages walkers through five. BIRDS OF WINTER - Held at the Rising Sun Library at 3:30 p.m. Express your love for nature this Valentine's Day while learning about local wintertime birds and making a heart shaped bird feeder. For ages five to 11. Registration is required. COZY CABINS - Held at the Elkton Library at 3:30 p.m. Honor the humble beginnings of our forefathers as you explore cabin living and build your own miniature log cabins. For ages eight to 11. HANDS ON VALENTINE'S DAY - Held at the Perryville Library at 4 p.m. Science experimentation and art creation combine during this unique celebration. For ages six to eight.
THURSDAY, FEB. 15 STARS: A Virtual Exploration - Held at the Cecilton Library at 4 p.m. Take a journey through space using the newest virtual reality technology. For ages 11 to 17.
SATURDAY, FEB. 17 JUNIOR ILLUSTRATORS: Mo Willems - At the Port Deposit Library at 11 a.m. Learn about author and illustrator Mo Willems, and create a masterpiece based on his books. For ages six to eight. DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF YOUR HOME - At the Chesapeake City Library at 1 p.m. Learn how to research your home and discover the history and stories that may be hidden inside.
TUESDAY, FEB. 20 MOVIE MATINEE - Held at the North East Library at 1:30 p.m. "Victoria and Abdul" will be shown. The movie is rated PG-13 and runs for one hour and 46 minutes. AFTER SCHOOL ANIME: Animate Your Artwork - At the Perryville Library at 4 p.m. Transform your drawings into moving works of art. Learn some basic animation techniques and get a jump start on your entry for the upcoming Teen Film Festival. For ages 11 to 17.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 21 STORYDAYS & FINGERPLAYS - Held at the Cecilton Library at 10:30 a.m. A thematic program of stories, fingerplays, songs, and crafts. For walkers through age 5. ELEMENTS OF ART SHAPES - Held at the Rising Sun library at 3:30 p.m. Young artists will use paint as they explore shape and form. Ages 4 to 7. LEGO CREATION CHALLENGE - Held at 3:30 p.m. at the Chesapeake City library. Create a LEGO character light and design a challenge for your character. Ages 5-10. FREEDOM QUILTS - Held at 3:30 p.m. at the Elkton Central Library. Discover how quilted messages guided slaves to freedom, and use basic sewing techniques to create a sampler quilt. materials are provided. Ages 8-11. FREEDOM QUILTS - Held at 4 p.m. at the Perryville library. Learn about the quilting tradition and its role in the Underground Railroad while designing your own quilt. Ages 7-11.
THURSDAY, FEB. 22 FILM MAKING: BEHIND THE SCENES - Held at 4 p.m. at the Cecilton library. Learn basic components of film making while creating your own short film. Ages 11-17. LUCY MADDOX: AN AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING - Held at 6 p.m. at the Rising Sun library. Lucy Maddox, author of The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping will discuss her historical book about the 1851 Pennsylvania kidnapping of two free black sisters, Elizabeth and Rachel Parker.
FRIDAY, FEB. 23 PRESCHOOL SCIENCE: GERMS - Held at 10:30 a.m. at the Perryville library. Investigate and learn about germs with hands-on activities, experiments and stories. Ages 3 1/2 to 5. MORNING ACADEMY: FLIGHT - Held at 11 a.m. at the Elkton Central Library. Held at 11 a.m. at the Elkton Central Library. Educational stories and activities for homeschoolers and other children in non-traditional school settings. Ages 6-11.
MONDAY, FEB. 26 QUILTS OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD - Held at 4 p.m. at the Cecilton library. Learn how quilts were used in the Underground Railroad as a form of communication while creating your own no-sew quilt. Ages 11-17. PAWS FOR READING - Held at 6 p.m. at the Rising Sun library. Practice your reading skills by reading to a specially trained therapy dog. Bring your own book or select one at the library. Ages 4-11. ROADMAP TO STARTING A NON-PROFIT - Held at 6 p.m. at the Elkton Central Library. Explore the pros and cons of starting a 501c3, develop a work plan and calendar to achieve your goals, and receive sample documents for various structures.
TUESDAY, FEB. 27 SPECIAL EFFECTS WORKSHOP - Held at 4 p.m. at the Chesapeake City library. Learn quick and easy techniques for creating movie makeup, sound effects, and other special effects seen on the big screen using materials you can find around the house. Ages 11-17. MARKETING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS - Held at 6:30 p.m. at the North East library. Christie McDevitt, owner of North East Chocolates, will discuss marketing techniques, challenges, successes, and work ethic. Registration required. PRESIDENTS AND CECIL COUNTY - Held at 6:30 p.m. at the Chesapeake City library. Local historian Mike Dixon will present the stories of U.S. presidents who have stayed, traveled through, or have ties to Cecil County. Registration is recommended two weeks prior to ensure your place at library programs. For more in-depth description of the programs please visit the library website at www.cecil.ebranch.info/
Rising Sun Library 410-658-4025 Elkton Library - 410-996-5600 Perryville Library - 410-996-6070 Cecilton Library - 410-275-1091 North East Library - 410-996-6269 Chesapeake Library 410-996-1134 Port Deposit Library 410-996-6055
Mount Aviat Academy to hold Open House & Art Show March 4 Discover what Mount Aviat Academy has to offer your family. Mount Aviat, named as a 2016 Innovator in Catholic Education, is a preschool through 8th grade program run by the Oblate Sisters and serving students in MD, DE and PA. Tour the school, meet the teachers, visit the Art Show and Science Fair and learn more about MAA. The Open House runs from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information or a private tour please contact Mrs. Charlene Nichols, at 410-398-2206 ext. 214 or at Advancment@MountAviat.org or visit the website at www.MountAviat.org.
ONGOING EVENTS The new museum at Perry Point will be open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the first and third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information email email@example.com or call 410-642-2411, ext. 2151. ------------- The Cecil County Arts Council, 135 E. Main St., Elkton, hosts "Lunchlines" the first and third Tuesday of the month at noon. Bring your lunch and enjoy the works of poets. All ages are welcome to the free event held in the gallery. You can join Courtney cronis on Wednesday nights for a one-hour yoga session. Classes start at 5:30 p.m. Suitable for all levels of experience. $5 drop in. The Community Calendar section is for non-profit organizations to advertise events. The deadline is Thursday at noon. Articles can be dropped at the office, faxed to 410-658-2679 or emailed to:firstname.lastname@example.org.