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 April Events

14 Monday
     
15 Tuesday
  6 pm Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve's  native and streamside landscaping workshop. Join Master Gardener Mary Ann Ryan to learn about plant selection and the proper practices to maintain the health of your stream ecosystem. Pre-registration is preferred.  For more information call 717-642-5840 or visit www.StrawberryHill.org
  6:30 pm Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Maryland and the Frederick County - Alcohol Prevention Initiative Coalition will host a town hall meeting to announce new data about underage drinking prevention from a national survey of high school students. This comes in advance of the fourth annual PowerTalk 21® day, which is the national day on April 21st for parents to start talking with their kids about alcohol. MADD Maryland’s town hall meeting will be an opportunity to discuss the concerns parents have while raising today’s youth.

Previous research shows that parents are the number one influence on their kids’ decisions about alcohol, so MADD and Nationwide Insurance encourage parents to start ongoing conversations with their kids about the dangers of underage drinking, using the Power of Parents® handbook as their guide. Parents can get the free handbook at www.madd.org/powertalk21. PowerTalk 21 day occurs in advance of prom and graduation season — a time when teens may encounter alcohol — providing families with an opportunity to have an important conversation at what may be a critical time.

About 4,700 people die each year as a result of underage drinking — more than all other illegal drugs combined. PowerTalk 21 is a day for parents to start talking with their kids about alcohol in order to prevent underage drinking and its many associated dangers.

The following individuals will be speaking at the press conference: Herman Bonaparte, Program Coordinator, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Todd Crum, AODA Prevention Supervisor, Frederick County Health Department

West Frederick Middle School - Media Center, 515 West Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701

For more information contact Herman Bonaparte, herman.bonaparte@madd.org, 410-964-5757

Parents will also be presented with information regarding the consequences of providing alcohol to minors through a presentation called "Parents Who Host Lose the Most". This public awareness program educates communities and parents about the health and safety risks of serving alcohol at teen parties. This town hall meeting provides information to parents to promote April as Alcohol Awareness Month.

This program is brought to you by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration in collaboration with MADD and the Frederick County - Alcohol Prevention Initiative Coalition.

  Night Total eclipse of the Moon
     
16 Wednesday  
     
17 Thursday  
  11 am The Vigilant Hose Company annual Seafood Bonanza at the fire hall. Menu consists of: crab cakes, fried fish, fried & steamed shrimp, fried oysters, combination platters, and crab soup. For more information or to place orders, please call -301-447-2728 or contact any department member.

The Vigilant Hose Company Auxiliary will also be having food/bake sale in conjunction with the Seafood Bonanza. Stop by to get your Easter baked goods!
     
18 Friday  
  11 am The Vigilant Hose Company will be having their annual Seafood Bonanza at the fire hall. Menu consists of: crab cakes, fried fish, fried & steamed shrimp, fried oysters, combination platters, and crab soup. For more information or to place orders, please call -301-447-2728 or contact any department member.
     
19 Saturday  
  Noon Christ's Community Church's Community Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic  in the Emmitsburg Community Park. We will begin with a lunch (which includes Chick-fil-A sandwich/nuggets, chips, dessert, and drink). We are asking for a suggested donation for lunch of $2 for adults and $1 for kids. The Chick-fil-A cow will be helping to hand out nuggets and after eating, we'll have Easter games, a moon bounce, the barrel train ride, face painting, and fun touring the Emmitsburg Fire Company's Engine.
     
20 Sunday  
     
21 Monday  
     
22 Tuesday
Night Annual Lyrisd Meteor Shower
  
23 Wed
Night Annual Lyrisd Meteor Shower
     
24 Thursday
  8 am 7th Annual Unitarian Universalists of Gettysburg Rummage Sale.  136 S. Stratton St., Gettysburg, Indoors, rain or shine. Collectibles, Glassware, Curios, Household Items, Plants, Yarns, Sewing items, Baked goods.
  Noon 16th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg. Greyhounds in Gettysburg is a 3-day event designed to celebrate the retired racing greyhound! More than 60 vendors selling dog items (not necessarily all greyhound related), fun activities, a costume contest and games, and several educational sessions by dog professionals in the areas of health, nutrition, and behavior. Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center and Gettysburg Family Amusement Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg

Any dog lovers may attend and well-behaved dogs over 50 pounds are welcome inside the Expo Center. Adoption groups will have adoptable greyhounds available. Visit our web site for details, and to register for the other events offered.

For more information call 814-933-6981 or visit www.greyhoundsingettysburg.org

     
25 Friday  
  8 am 7th Annual Unitarian Universalists of Gettysburg Rummage Sale.  136 S. Stratton St., Gettysburg, Indoors, rain or shine. Collectibles, Glassware, Curios, Household Items, Plants, Yarns, Sewing items, Baked goods.
  8 am 16th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg. Greyhounds in Gettysburg is a 3-day event designed to celebrate the retired racing greyhound! More than 60 vendors selling dog items (not necessarily all greyhound related), fun activities, a costume contest and games, and several educational sessions by dog professionals in the areas of health, nutrition, and behavior. Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center and Gettysburg Family Amusement Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg

Any dog lovers may attend and well-behaved dogs over 50 pounds are welcome inside the Expo Center. Adoption groups will have adoptable greyhounds available. Visit our web site for details, and to register for the other events offered.

For more information call 814-933-6981 or visit www.greyhoundsingettysburg.org

     
26 Saturday  
  All day Gettrysburg National Park's National Junior Ranger day. Children ages 7-12 can participate in special activities at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Free at Gettysburg NMP. At Eisenhower NHS the activities are included in site admission
  8 am 7th Annual Unitarian Universalists of Gettysburg Rummage Sale.  136 S. Stratton St., Gettysburg, Indoors, rain or shine. Collectibles, Glassware, Curios, Household Items, Plants, Yarns, Sewing items, Baked goods.
  8 am 16th Annual Greyhounds in Gettysburg. Greyhounds in Gettysburg is a 3-day event designed to celebrate the retired racing greyhound! More than 60 vendors selling dog items (not necessarily all greyhound related), fun activities, a costume contest and games, and several educational sessions by dog professionals in the areas of health, nutrition, and behavior. Eisenhower Hotel & Conference Center and Gettysburg Family Amusement Complex, 2638 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg

Any dog lovers may attend and well-behaved dogs over 50 pounds are welcome inside the Expo Center. Adoption groups will have adoptable greyhounds available. Visit our web site for details, and to register for the other events offered.

For more information call 814-933-6981 or visit www.greyhoundsingettysburg.org

  11 am Gettysburg Green Gathering.  The Gettysburg Green Gathering is a community event to promote and educate the practice of environmental stewardship. The organizers are a diverse local group who's one common goal is to promote healthy sustainable environmental practices. This day long family friendly event features local bands, local food vendors, environmental displays and presentations. Bring your blanket or chair, friends and family! This is a free event; however, donations will be accepted to help offset costs as well as benefiting the Land Conservancy of Adams County! As organizer Steve Zimmerman says: "This is 'Woodstock' meeting the 'Sierra Club' ~ join us and be part of the solution not the pollution!"

For more information call 717-642-6256 or visit www.gettysburggreengathering.com

     
27 Sunday  
  1 pm Land Conservancy of Adams County's 17th Annual Art Auction at the Blue Parrot Bistro, 35 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg. Blue Parrot Bistro, 35 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg. Thanks to donations from local artists and art collectors, the auction has become the Conservancy's most successful fundraising project, generating more than $250,000 since our first auction in 1998. Artwork will be on display at the Blue Parrot for three weeks starting on Friday April 4th with a wine and cheese reception!

Doors open at noon and bidding begins at 1pm. Admission is $10 per person. Visit the Land Conservancy website for additional details.  For more information call 717-334-2828 or visit www.lcacnet.org
  4 pm Music Gettysburg presents the Gettysburg Children’s Choir & High School Vocal Ensemble. For more information call 717-338-3010.
  4 pm Seton Shrine's presents The Williamsport Community Band.  For more information call 301-447-8037 or visit  www.setonheritage.org
     
28 Monday  
     
19 Tuesday  
     
30 Wed  
     
31 Thursday