Hydrangeas - The Big and the Bold Presentation to be held June 14 Vivian Stacy, Certified Ornamental Horticulture at Longwood Gardens will present the program on Hydrangeas. Dead or alive these plants keep on giving. The program will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is free. If you are interested or have questions please call the Cecil County Extension Office at 410-996-5280.
Cecil County Wide Women to meet June 14 The meeting will be held at the Chesapeake City Fire Company, No. 1 with social at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Each auxiliary is asked to bring a beach-themed basket for the Ways and Means Committee. Reservations should be made in advance.
Celebrate Flay Day in North East on June 14 The annual flag day celebration will be held at the North East Community Park at 6:45 p.m. There will be a flag raising, pledge of allegiance said at exactly 7 p.m. in unison with other communities across the nation. For more information please call Stephanie Racine-Dean at 410-287-5801.
Airmen of Note perform Sat., June 16 The United States Air Force Airmen of Note will perform at Harts Amphitheater, Elk Neck, 3202 Turkey Point Road in North East at 6 p.m. Food will be available at 5 p.m. Dessert: Elk Neck strawberry ice cream and Harts strawberry shortcake. Tickets are complimentary.
Saturday Workshop on Caterpillars to be held June 16 Bring your questions and your caterpillars. The presence of caterpillars is an indicator of the health of the surrounding environment. Learn to identify them to help in the treatment and control choices. Use gloves when handling insects. This program is free and will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Held at the Cecil County Administration Building, 200 Chesapeake Blvd., Elkton. For question and more information please call 410-996-5280.
Cecil County 9th Annual Wade-In to be held June 16 Held at Elk Neck State Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine). This is a free event at the North East Beach Area. Pull up your pant legs and wade into the Upper Chesapeake Bay to measure water quality the way retired Maryland State Senator Bernie Fowler did 31 years ago with his "sneaker index." This is fun for all ages.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12 THE SCIENCE OF MUSIC - Held at the Elkton Library at 4 p.m. How does a song look as it travels? Why do some songs sound happy and others sad? Answer questions like these and more through special music-themed science experiments. For ages 11 to 17. FILM SERIES - Held at the North East Library at 5:30 p.m. The movie "Darkest Hour" will be shown. The movie is rated PG-13, and runs two hours and one minute.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14 THE SCIENCE OF MUSIC - Discover the unique sounds and styles of music created around the globe and design an internationally inspired instrument at the Perryville Library at 3 p.m. For ages 11 to 17.
FRIDAY, JUNE 15 ART STUDIO: From Concerto to Canvas - Held at the Elkton Library at 11 a.m. Discover how different rhythms and sounds can inspire you to create a masterpiece. For ages eight to 11. TEEN NIGHT @ The Library - At the Rising Sun Library at 5:30 p.m. Celebrate the start of Summer Reading at an after hours event just for teens with pizza, games and crafts. For ages 11 to 17. ROCKIN' AROUND WITH THE CRUISERS - Held at the Perryville Library at 6:30 p.m. Come out and bop to your favorite 50's and 60's tunes with the Big Booper and Miss Teen Angel.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16 SUMMER READING KICK-OFF - Held at the Elkton Library at 10 a.m. Register for the 2018 Summer Reading and Learning program, and enjoy fun activities and light refreshments. Families with children ages three to 11.
MONDAY, JUNE 18 STORYDAYS AND FINGERPLAYS - Held at the Port Deposit Library at 10:30 a.m. A thematic program of stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts. For walkers through age five. START- UP CECIL SESSION 1: Get Inspired! Held at the Elkton library at 3:30 p.m. Brainstorm your business idea and learn what it takes to win this year's Start-Up Cecil! ART STUDIO: From Concerto to Canvas - Held at Chesapeake City Library at 3:30 p.m. Discover how different rhythms and sounds can inspire you to create a masterpiece. For ages eight to 11. MINI MASTERPIECES - Held at the Cecilton Library at 4 p.m. Explore the styles of world-renowned artists and make your own mini masterpieces. For ages 11 to 17. LEGO CHALLENGE: Island Disaster - Held at the Perryville Library at 6 p.m. Use LEGO bricks and your imagination to build a deserted island to withstand a variety of disastrous challenges. For ages six to 11. CODING WITH MaKEY MaKEY - At the Cecilton Library at 6:30 p.m. Use everyday objects to create a computer touchpad, game contoller, or musical instrument using MaKey MaKey invention kits. For ages seven to 11.
TUESDAY, JUNE 19 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 five. FRANKLIN INSTITUTE PRESENTS: Sound, Music and Math - At the North East Library at 10:30 a.m. and the Elkton Library at 1:30 p.m. Discover the science behind making music while exploring sound vibrations and your sense of hearing. For ages five to 11. JUNK DRAWER ROBOTICS - Held at 4:30 p.m. at the Chesapeake City Library. Design and engineer a working robot using common household materials. For ages 11 to 17. LIFE AT FAIRWINDS FARM - Held at the North East Library at 6:30 p.m. Small business owner JoAnn Dawson will share her experience running a bed and breakfast, writing books and caring for horses. She'll discuss how she thinks outside the boxstall with the top 10 ways to avoid getting a real job. NMTC SCIENCE CAFE: Mars Return Missions - At the Elkton Library at 6:30 p.m. Orbital ATK's Eric Rohrbaugh will explain how the samples collected by Mars Rovers make it back to earth for study. BIRDS EYE VIEW: Flying Drones - Held at the Cecilton Library at 6:30 p.m. FAA certified drone pilot John Delp will discuss and demonstrate types of drones and how they are used.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 Z IS FOR ZOOKEEPER - Held at the Rising Sun Library at 10:30 a.m. and Perryville Library at 1:30 p.m. Learn what it takes to be a zookeeper when the Brandywine Zoo visits with live animals. For ages four to seven. MIKE ROSE'S MAGIC, MUSIC & STUFF - Held at the Elkton Library at 10:30 p.m. and the Chesapeake City Library at 1:30 p.m. Impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy themed around music, sound and noises. For ages six to 11. STARLIGHT STORYTIME - Held at the Elkton Library at 6:30 p.m. A special evening storytime with fingerplays, songs, stories and a craft. Pajamas encouraged. For families with children ages three to five years.
THURSDAY, JUNE 21 LEARN, LISTEN, PLAY: African Drums - Held at the Perryville Library at 10:30 a.m. and the Rising Sun Library at 12:30 p.m. Learn about African drumming, play an authentic African djembe, and be part of a traditional African dance circle. For ages six to 11. PRE-SCHOOL MUSIC: Three Little Pigs on Percussion - Held at the North East Library at 1:30 p.m. Explore musical instruments and the sounds they make during a dramatic reading of this favorite storytime classic. For ages three and one half to five years. VR LOUNGE: History of VR - Held at 4 p.m. at the Perryville Library. Explore the world of VR and AR using our Google Expedition kits. For ages 11 to 17.
FRIDAY, JUNE 22 PRE-SCHOOL MUSIC: Three Little Pigs on Percussion - Held at the Elkton Library at 11 a.m. Explore musical instruments and the sounds they make during a dramatic reading of this favorite storytime classic. For ages three and one half to five years. TEEN LOUNGE: Marvel - At the Rising Sun Library at 1 p.m. Celebrate the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp by creating miniaturized Marvel characters and test your knowledge with trivia. Plus, create art, play games or just lounge with friends. For ages 11 to 17. TEEN NIGHT @ THE LIBRARY - Held at the Perryville Library at 5:30 p.m. Celebrate the start of Summer Reading at an after-hours event just for teens with pizza, games and crafts. For ages 11 to 17. LIBRARY AFTER HOURS - Held at Elkton Library at 6:30 p.m. Join for the second Library After Hours and learn about PBS's "Great American Read: initiative from a Maryland Public Television representative and discover your next best read.
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
Super Saturday returns to Oxford U.M. Church June 16 Spaces are available in the parking lot for local residents to set up their yard sale items free of charge ($10 to rent a table). The date coincides with the Oxford town-wide yard sale. There will also be "Buzz's" famous chicken barbecue dinners for pick-up from 11 a.m. until sold out. To reserve space or buy tickets for the BBQ call the church office at 610-932-9698, and the cost is $12.
Cecil County Cancer Task Force to meet June 19 The meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Union Hospital of Cecil County in meeting rooms 1 & 2, 106 Bow Street in Elkton. The meeting is open to the public and lunch will be provided. For more information please call 410-996-5168.
June Jesus Fest to be held June 23 This event is sponsored by Conowingo Baptist Church and will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Conowingo Mobile Home Park, 124 Mt. Zoar Road in Conowingo. There will be games and other fun activities along with food. It is open to the public and there is no admission cost. Also there will be live music with Hearts Ablaze Praise Band, Conowingo Baptist Church Adult Choir, and Kingdom Site.
Buffet Breakfast held at Oxford U.M. June 23 The breakfast will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. for the cost of $7 for adults and $3 for children three to 10. The menu consists of buttermilk pancakes, French toast, oven roasted potatoes, dried beef gravy and specialty breads. The church is located at 18 Addison Street at the corner of Market & Addison Streets in Oxford.
NOTICE Vendors are wanted for Art, Craft and Country Market on July 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Nottingham Presbyterian Church. A 10'x 5' space is available for $10 in the air-conditioned fellowship hall. Set up starts at 7:30 a.m. Artwork, craft creations, boutique, bazaar or market items. The church is located at 1195 Firetower Road in Colora. For more information or to reserve a space please call 410-658-6366