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April in the Crofton Area

Do you know the North Pole was discovered on this date (April 6) in 1898?   It’s just one of many anniversaries we celebrate during April.  Let’s take a look at some of them before I list events taking place in and around Crofton in April: 

April is a great time for flying a kite!April  2  – Hans Christian Anderson’s Birthday
April  3  – Find-A-Rainbow Day
April  4  – NATO established (1949)
April  5  – National “Read a Road Map” Day

My favorite…  Tomorrow, April 7 – “No Housework Day”

April  8  – Ponce de Leon Day (Discovered Florida and searched for the Fountain of Youth)
April  9  – 1st Public Library opened (1833)
April 10 – National Sibling Day
April 11 – Jackie Robinson Day
April 12 – Easter
April 13 – Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday (1743)
April 14 – Titanic struck the iceberg which caused it to sink
April 15 – First McDonald”s opens (1955)
April 16 – National Eggs Benedict Day
April 17 – Daffy Duck’s birthday (1937)
April 18 – Pet Owner’s Day
April 20 – Pineapple upside-down cake
April 21 – First Kindergarten founded (1837)
April 22 – Administrative Professionals Day
April 23 – Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
April 24 – Arbor Day and Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
April 25 – National Telephone Day
April 26 – National Pretzel Day
April 28 – Poetry Reading Day
April 29 – Zipper Day (invented in 1917)
April 30 – National Honesty Day (George Washington inaugurated as first U.S. President in 1789)



Easter BasketApril 7 – “Storytime” at Crofton Library, 1:30 and 7 p.m. (Tuesdays through April 28)
April 8Crofton Kiwanis at the Community Center, Village of Waugh Chapel, 7:30 p.m. (Every Wednesday)
April 8Moms ‘n Tots (Dads, Grandparents and others are welcome) at Community United Methodist Church, 10:45 a.m.  Easter Bunny will be visiting.
April 8 – “Storytime” at Crofton Library, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. (Wednesdays through April 29)
April 9 – “Forum on Waugh Chapel Rd traffic, development, and quality of life” the Community Center, Village of Waugh Chapel, 7 p.m.
April 11 – “Babies in Bloom“ at Crofton Library, 10 a.m.
April 14Greater Crofton Council (GCC) at the Community Center, Village of Waugh Chapel, 7 p.m.  Guest:  Tom Marquardt, Editor and Publisher of The Capital newspaper.  Agenda includes discussion about safety issues.
April 15 – Tax Day Tea Party – A nationwide citizen protest against government bailouts and budget deficits at the Dock Street Boardwalk in Annapolis, Noon. 
April 15 – “Teen Book Club” at Crofton Library, 7 p.m. (Middle and High School students)
April 16 – “Connect, Click and Listen” at Crofton Library, 6:30 p.m.
April 16Edward Jones Grand Opening, 1119 Rt. 3 N., Suite 209, Gambrills, (Alexis Lecouras), 5 p.m.
April 18 – 4th Annual Shrimp Feast, Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce, at Elizabeth Seton Parish Center, 7 p.m., Advance ticket purchased required $50.
April 18 – Electronics Recycling at St. John the Evangelist Parish located at 689 Ritchie Highway, S.E. in Severna Park
April 22 – “Tents ‘n Tunnels” at Crofton United Methodist Church, 10:45 a.m.
April 22After Hours Mixer, Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce. at True2Form Collision Service, 5 p.m.
April 24–26Maryland International Kite Exposition  (okay, it’s not exactly local, but it looks like a fun day trip) at Ocean City, MD.  Special events all weekend.
April 25Crofton Craft Fair at Crofton Country Club, 10–4
April 28Joint Power Networking Breakfast, Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce, at Dave & Busters, Arundel Mills Mall, 7:30 a.m.
April 28After Hours Mixer, Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce, at Sly Horse Tavern, 5 p.m.
April 29 – Moms ‘n Tots (Dads and Grandparents welcome, too) at Gymboree in Millersville, 9 a.m.


Calendar2April is Autism Awareness Month, International Guitar Month, and Keep America Beautiful Month. 

It’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Frog Month, and National Garden Month. 

National Humor Month, National Math Education Math and National Poetry Month also occur in April.


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