Card party and luncheon April 19 Principio United Methodist Church located at 1511 Principio Road (Rt. 7) in Perryville will hold the party from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. There will be gifts for high/low players and door prizes. For those who don't play cards bring your board game or just enjoy the food and fellowship. Call 443-350-7961 for more information.
Luncheon served at St. Agnes April 19 The luncheon will be held at St. Agnes Church Hall in Rising Sun from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu is vegetable soup, cranberry chicken, rice, salad and dressing, rolls and cupcake dessert. A good will offering will be accepted. For more information please call 410-658-4378. For take out orders call day of luncheon 410-658-9422.
18th Annual River Sweep to be held April 21 Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway's River Sweep will begin at 8:30 a.m. with clean-up from 9 a.m. to noon (rain or shine) at the following areas: Octoraro Creek, Conowingo; Conowingo Creek Boat Launch, Conowingo; Marina Park, Port Deposit; Community Park, Perryville; Boat Launch (& Garrett Island), Perryville; Tydings Park, Havre de Grace. New this year are two Charlestown sites, Louisa Lane (at the shoreline beginning at 9 a.m.) and Eagle Point/Long Point (at the shoreline beginning at 1 p.m.) To register please go to www.upperbaytrails.com. For more information please email info@upperbaytrails,com or call 410-457-2482.
Backyard Poultry Discussion held April 21 Considering chickens? This workshop will give you a foundation in managing a small backyard flock including nutrition, housing, predator control, breed selection and basic healthcare. The program will also introduce other backyard fowl including ducks, turkeys, geese and guinea fowl. This is a free event and is put on by the University of Maryland Extention. The programs are held at the Cecil County Administration Building, 200 Chesapeake Blvd., in Elkton. For more information or to register call 410-996-5280.
2018 Spring Bingo to be held April 22 The bingo will be held at the Rising Sun American Legion with doors opening at 2 p.m. and games beginning at 3 p.m. Cost is $20 for 18 games. There will be great bingo prizes, door prizes and raffles. Also a food and bake table will be available. Proceed will benefit Union Hospital's Behavioral Health Programs and is sponsored by 6th, 7th, 9th Branch Auxiliary.
Eagle Watch is slated for April 22 Celebrate Earth Day by catching a glimpse of the majestic Bald Eagle along the banks of Elk Neck State Park. Join a Ranger at the Rogues Harbor Area to learn more about this bird of prey through various activities, including an ambassador from the Scales & Tales program and a river boat cruise with NorthBay Education. $10 per person. Call 410-287-5333 for more details and to make reservations.
Revive, Reconnect, Renew to be held from April 22 - 25 The North East United Methodist Church will hold A Deeper Life Crusade! with dinner being served at 5:30 p.m. and music and message at 7 p.m. There will be activities for children at 6:45 until altar time. The church is located at 308 S. Main St., North East. For more information call 410-287-2220 or visit www.northeastumc.org. This event is free to the public.
TUESDAY, APRIL 17 LED CARDS - Held at the Rising Sun Library at 3:45 p.m. Explore circuits while you make a greeting card with working LED lights. For ages 11 to 17. AFTER SCHOOL ANIME: Spring in Japan - Held at the Perryville Library at 4 p.m. Welcome Spring by learning about Japanese celebrations such as the Cherry Blossom Festival. PIONEER LIFE WITH ANNETTE WHIPPLE - Held at the Rising Sun Library at 6 p.m. What was it like to be a child on the American frontier? Join us for hands-on activities and pioneer games. For ages five to 11. GREETINGS FROM GETTYSBURG: Meet the Author - At the Cecilton Library at 6:30 p.m. David Craig will discuss this historic three day battle. A book signing will follow. NMTC SCIENCE CAFE: Susquehanna Sediment - Held at the Elkton Library at 7 p.m. Join researcher Emily Russ to learn more about the Susquehanna's unique sediment deposits, and how they impact our waterways.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 ART STUDIO: Monet's Garden - See Claude Monet's garden in a fun pop-up book at the North East Library at 4 p.m. Use his style to paint a water lilly pond. For ages six to nine. WHIMSICAL GARDEN - At the Perryville Library at 4 p.m. Learn about ecosystems and make a special house for your fairy or troll using natural materials. For ages six to 11.
THURSDAY, APRIL 19 GAME ON! - Come to the North East Library to challenge your friends to the latest and greatest tabletop games. For ages 11 to 17. PAWS FOR READING - Held at the Elkton Library at 6:30 p.m. Practice your reading skills by reading to a specially trained therapy dog. Bring your own book or select one from the library. For ages four to 11.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20 PRESCHOOL SCIENCE: Let's Build - Learn about structures, houses and bridges with hands-on activities, books, and crafts at the Perryville Library at 10:30 a.m. For ages three and a half to five years old. MORNING ACADEMY: Water Cycle - Educational stories and activities for homeschoolers and other children in non-traditional school setting swill be held at the Elkton Library at 11 a.m. For ages six to 11.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21 TRAVEL BACK TO MEDIEVAL TIMES - At the Perryville Library at 10 a.m. Take part in living history. Join the Duchy of Chesapeake and immerse yourself in daily life during the Middle Ages with live skills demonstrations, artisans and living history activities. All ages are welcome and costumes are encouraged.
MONDAY, APRIL 23 3D ART DESIGN - Held at the Cecilton Library at 4 p.m. Use 3D Doodler Pens to create original works of art. For ages 11 to 17. PAWS FOR READING - Held at the Rising Sun Library at 6 p.m. Practice your reading skills by reading to a specially trained therapy dog. Bring your own book or select one from the library. For ages four to 11.
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
Open House to be held April 24 The Good Shepherd School will hold the open house from 6 to 8 p.m. All are welcome to come. For more information please call the school at 410-642-6265 or visit www.goodshepherdschool.net.
Community Yard Sale held April 29 West Nottingham Presbyterian Church will host a Spring Church and Community Yard Sale from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Buy a 10'x10' space for $10. Held rain or shine. Call the church office at 410-658-6366 ext. 21 to reserve your space. The church is located at 1195 Firetower Road in Colora.
Tome Visitor Center to hold Open House April 28 The Town of Port Deposit will hold the open house at the Visitor Center & Turtle Habitat from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is free and open to all ages. There will be live exhibits displays from the Towson University Research Team. For additional information on the event visit www.portdeposit.org or call 410-378-2121.
Buffet Breakfast to be held April 28 The Oxford United Methodist Church will hold the breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, and $3 for children three to 10. The church is located at Addison and Market Streets in Oxford.
8th Annual 5K and Sister Walk on April 29 Join the Mount Aviat community, including the Oblate Sister at 9:15 a.m. Don't miss out on the pre-registration rate available until April 13: $20 per person or $50 per family. Pre-registration fee includes T-shirts. Trophies will be awarded after the race. To register go to www.MountAviat.org and download a registration form or contact Janie at 831-233-1467 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Mass will take place prior to the race at 8 a.m. at the school which is located at 399 Childs Road in Childs.
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.