Don’t forget to file Tax Day might not be when you think it is. The Internal Revenue Service was closed April 15 for a Washington, D. C. holiday known as Emancipation Day.
President Abraham Lincoln freed slaves in the Capitol on April 16, 1862, and Emancipation Day has been an official paid day off in D. C. since 2005. When legal public holidays fall on a weekend, like this year, the Capitol celebrates them on the nearest weekday. That means Tax Day is now Monday.
Celebrate Earth Day There are a number of green ways to get outside and honor Earth Day this week. One event is on the day itself ( Friday) and runs at Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area from 10 a. m. to 12 p. m. Families are invited to be among the first to get a tour of the new Nature Play Space. Then visitors will help plant native plants. Registration is required, so call 410- 398- 1246. There is no charge for the program, but daily service fees are in effect.
Have a day on the farm Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program hosts Family Day on the Farm from 1 to 5 p. m. on Saturday. The farm is located at 55 Rolling Hills Ranch Lane in Port Deposit. Activities will include a live puppet show by Jack Foreaker, a former puppeteer for The Muppets, and nationally known gospel singer Dave Read. There will also be pony rides, grooming, riding demonstrations, games for children and adults, and food. Admission is $ 10 per person. For more information, contact Renee Dixon at 410- 378- 3817 or email fhtrp@ freedomhills. org.
Go on a walk Join the Mount Aviat Academy community, including the Oblate Sisters, for the annual 5K and Sister Walk at 9: 15 a. m. on Sunday. Trophies will be awarded after the race in the gym. To register, go to www. MountAviat. org or contact Dina at 302- 893- 5074 or dinaokie@ verizon. net. Mass will take place prior to the race at 8 a. m. at the school.