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Friday, May 2, 2014
Fallen Heroes Day

Fallen Heroes Day: May 2, 2014, 1:00 p.m.

Maryland’s police officers and firefighters who died in the line of duty, during the past year, will be honored at the 29th annual Fallen Heroes Day Ceremony–the only statewide ceremony in the nation that brings together all segments of the public safety community. The annual observance at DulaneyValleyMemorialGardens salutes police and correctional officers, firefighters, emergency medical and rescue personnel who risk their lives to protect the citizens of Maryland and honors those who have died. In addition to state and local officials, and families of those being honored, more than 1,000 people are expected to attend the ceremony which opens with a parade of color guard units and concludes with a wreath laying, taps, and a flyover.

Fallen Heroes Day will be held Friday, May 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. DulaneyValleyMemorialGardens is located at 200 East Padonia Road — one mile east of York Road, in Timonium, Maryland.  The observance is free and open to the public. For more information: 410-666-0490 or www.dulaneyvalley.com.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Books For Kids Day

This year’s annual Books For Kids Day event will be held on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, in the parking lot of Poly Western High School at the corner of Falls Road and Cold Spring Lane from 9 am to 2 pm.

Our goal is to collect 25,000 new and gently used books to benefit children in need.

Ways you can help: 

  • It’s a great time to do some spring cleaning! Clean off your shelves and donate your unwanted books. 
  • Host a Book Drive! Organize your school, workplace, church, community center, neighborhood, or other group. Click here for information on how to start a book drive.
  • Volunteer your time on May 3rd to help sort and organize the books we collect.


If you have any questions, please email us at   bookbank@marylandbookbank.org.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Iron Horse Ride for Roses

Every day, Rose of Sharon Equestrian School uses “horsepower” to change disabilities into possibilities. Saddle up and take a ride on your “Iron Horse” to benefit kids with special needs!

Our first annual Ride for the ROSES will take place on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The date is rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we encourage you to tour Maryland’s beautiful Horses and Hounds Scenic byway in your car. Registration fees are considered non-refundable donations.**

Registration, check in, and the ride will begin at:

Willow Grove Farm                           First bike out – 9 am; last bike in – 3 pm

Cromwell Valley Park                        Tank maps will be provided.

2175 Cromwell Bridge Road            Cost:  $30 per rider (T-shirt included with advanced registration) Baltimore MD 21234                                                             $20 per passenger (shirt not included)

We invite you to ride the Maryland Scenic Byways Horses and Hounds route to show your support of the Rose of Sharon Equestrian School, Inc.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Garden Festival at Ladew Gardens

Garden Festival, now in its 6th year, has become the most anticipated rare plant, antiques and garden ornaments sale in the region, featuring an exclusive collection of more than 40 unique vendors from throughout the eastern seaboard. In addition to enjoying the shopping opportunities and lecture given by Barbara Israel, authority on antique garden ornament, guests can tour Ladew’s spectacular gardens, visit the historic home of Harvey S. Ladew, and stroll through the Nature Walk.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Columbia Pro Cantare: Music of the British Isles

Columbia Pro Cantare celebrates British and Celtic music in the final concert of its 2013-14 season. The chorus, under the direction of Frances Motyca Dawson, will be joined for this concert by Jared Denhard, pipes and whistles, Richard McCready, bones and percussion, and the Lexington Brass Quintet. The program consists of short works, some familiar and some new to the ear, including Orlando Gibbons’ Cries of London, Stephen Hatfield’s Best to Be Singing and O’er the Hills, and “Eisteddsod,” a medley of Welsh songs for chorus arranged by Jared Denhard. An informal lecture on the works precedes the concert at 7 pm, and there is a post-concert reception.

Tickets are $23 and $20 (students and sr. citizens) in advance; $2 more at the door. To order tickets, visit procantare.org, or call 410.799.9321 or 301.854.0107.

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