by Lisa Tome
May the 4th is more than just a date on the calendar, it's also a chance to "visit a galaxy far, far away" close to home.
Locally, at least two Star Wars-themed events are set for Friday, May 4.
Rising Sun High School's Library Advisory Committee will host May the 4th Be With You from 3-7 p.m. at the high school.
This free event is open to all Cecil County Public Schools students and their families. There will be video games, trivia games, board games, origami, crafts, kirigami, themed snacks, a movie showing in the school's auditorium, breakout boxes (similar to escape rooms), and a photo booth. There will be costumed visitors.
The school's food service classes will provide refreshments. Band members will perform Star Wars music.
Elkton's First Friday celebration coincides with May the 4th Be With You Force Friday. Downtown Elkton will celebrate from 5-8 p.m. There will be a costume contest, with pets welcome, selfie stations, gallery openings, special treats, trivia, games, and more. Super Dojo will provide Jedi training using pool noodles.
The costume contest is being coordinated by the Cecil County Arts Council. Some restaurants in Elkton will also have Star Wars themed food and/or drink.