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April 29, 2008|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

Lilacs in full bloom

April is winding down ... and you know what that means ... April showers are promised to be followed by May flowers.

My lilacs are in full, glorious bloom and that makes me very happy!

April was quite busy with happenings and events and it looks as though May should be equally so. Let's look at our calendar and see what we can get into!

AARP chapter

The final meeting of the season for AARP Chapter 623 will be May 13 at Next Dimensions on Alternate U.S. 40 in Funkstown. The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. On the agenda to speak will be Jennifer Drawbaugh from Equipped for Life. She will speak on Lifeline and other services available. Please make plans to attend the meeting. Church yard sale

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Who doesn't adore a yard sale? Drive around the county on any given Saturday morning and obviously they are quite poplular! I like to think of yard sales as good for the Earth. A way to recycle, if you will.

Benevola United Methodist Church, at 19925 Benevola Church Road south of Funkstown on Alternate U.S. 40, is having a yard sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be a nice assortment of household items, toys, children's clothing, furniture, books and many other things too numerous to list.

Refreshments, such as hot dogs, soups, steamers, baked goods and drinks, will also be available. Mark your calendar and take a scenic drive down the pike for some treasures waiting to be found!

Kids Alive Fest set for May 17

A highlight of every elementary child's experience is the visit to Children's Village.

I know that all of mine looked forward to it immensely and always had such a good time.

The best part was that they were learning about auto and fire safety while doing all the fun things Children's Village has to offer.

Now everyone can see what goes on there and take part in the 17th annual Children's Village Kids Alive Fest. On Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Children's Village will be open with free admission. There will be an auto extrication demonstration and a K-9 demonstration, car seat safety checks, child IDs and much more. For more information, call 301-733-4443.

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