Have you ever gone to the First Friday Art Loop in Elkton? If not, why not? The growing downtown business community rolls out the red carpet. Some shops have live music and refreshments. There are artists and authors to meet. You might even see a few friends and the relaxed surroundings give you the time and atmosphere to catch up with them. The May First Friday will have a theme and there are always new things to see and enjoy. During last week’s First Friday, high school students came by the busload to walk through the Cecil County Arts Council and Historical Society. The Elkton Little League had a lively parade down Main Street on Friday, further adding to the festivities. First Friday is a monthly event that is fun for the whole family. Whether is it shopping for a special occasion, looking for entertainment or enjoying sports, like setting up a golf tournament, it is always important to shop locally. Let’s keep the money close to home!
What Did The State
Legislature Do This Year?
The Cecil County Board of Realtors and Cecil County Chamber of Commerce are holding a breakfast on April 23 at 8:30 a.m. with our local delegation to Annapolis to find out the results of the 2018 Session of the Maryland Legislature. Invited speakers are Senators Stephen Hershey and Linda Norman, as well as Delegates Kevin Hornberger, Andrew Cassilly, Teresa Reilly, Steven Arentz, Jeff Christ and Jay Jacobs. The event will be in the Technology Center building on the main campus of Cecil College. It costs $25 for the event. Contact the county Chamber for a ticket.
Vision Board Workshop
The North East Chamber of Commerce has planned a Vision Board Workshop on Thursday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will help participants visualize where they would like to see themselves next year or even a decade from now. The Chamber of Commerce will present a fun and interactive workshop to direct people to create their own unique vision board. People will be urged to recalibrate their goals, priorities and motivation – and they will accomplish this with some paper, glue and scissors. People need to learn to periodically remove themselves from the many mundane tasks of life to focus on the big picture. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Art fees are $10 and people can bring some of their own supplies, too. The Vision Board Workshop will be held at the Port House Grill at 15 N. Main Street in downtown North East.
Chamber Plans Member
The Cecil County Chamber of Commerce is holding their annual member appreciation picnic on Friday, April 13. Free to members. It will be held at the Chamber office at 216 E. Pulaski Highway, Suite 120 from noon to 2 p.m. Please call them in advance.
First Friday Is Force Friday
There will be a special theme for Elkton’s May First Friday on May 4th. It will be called Force Friday! Using the theme of a Galaxy Far Far Away… there will be a costume contest at the Cecil County Arts Council at 135 East Main Street with pets welcome. There will be a selfie station set-up to take photos. Gallery Openings will be at The Palette & The Page at 120 East Main Street as will as the Cecil County Arts Council and Cecil College. There will be a specialty drink at C3ntral Tavern called the C3PO. There will be themed trivia and Jedi Training courtesy of Superdojo and even more activities in the works! First Friday, I mean, Force Friday, runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cecil Chamber Golf Classic
Leaves Cecil County
The Cecil County Chamber of Commerce is traveling out of the county for their annual Cecil Chamber Golf Classic. It will be held on May 3 at Bulle Rock.
2018 Job Fair Is May 10
The annual Cecil County Job Fair will be held at the Singerly Fire Company Banquet Hall at 300 Elkton/Newark Road from noon to 4 p.m. More than 50 companies are expected to be there. This event is sponsored by the Susquehanna Workforce Network, Cecil Business Resource Partners and others. Businesses are welcome to register. Call Alan Sexton at 410-996-0550 for information.
Mixer With Two Chambers
The Cecil County and Harford County Chamber mixer is set for May 10 at 4:30 p.m. at The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille at the Hollywood Casino Perryville. Admission is $10 for members, $15 for non-members.