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2-4  Historical Society of Harford County

143 N. Main Street, 9am-3pm.  Closed holiday weekends. Local historical exhibits, maps, plats, photographs, genealogy and 1800’s newspapers.  Lectures, programs and social events throughout the year. 410.838.7691 • HARCHIS@msn.comwww.harfordhistory.org

3  Blood Pressure Screening

McFaul Senior Activity Center, 10am-12pm. FREE admission. (Meetings subject to change). 410.638.4040

3  December Homeschool: Evergreen Scene

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12 (without adult). Many folks will place an evergreen tree in their house this month! Let’s learn what makes an evergreen an evergreen and hike the park to learn to identify local species. Pre-registration required. Members $25/$22 siblings; non-members $30. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

4  Parkinson’s Support Group

McFaul Senior Activity Center, 2-4pm. FREE admission. (meetings subject to change). 410.638.4040

5  Pre-School Nature Series: Tis the Season

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 years old with adult. This exciting Nature Series features activities, live animals, crafts, snacks and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Taught by “Tiny Wonders” instructor, Kim Truxel. Pre-registration required. $8 member with $6/member sibling. $10/non-member per date. Adults are free. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

5  Light Up Night!

Main Street, Havre de Grace, 6pm. Santa Claus is coming to town!! Join us for our annual Christmas Tree lighting by Mr. and Mrs. Santa lighting our Christmas tree to begin our festive holiday season! Following the tree lighting visit Santa at Santaland on Washington Street, then stop by the Mason's Lodge on St. John St. to experience a large scale floor model train garden. While you are in town shop at our festively decorated stores for all your holiday shopping needs! 410.939.1811 • hdgmainstreet@verizon.netwww.mainstreethdg.org

5  Family Christmas Concert

APGFCU Arena, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, 8-10pm. 95.1 Shine-FM - Family Christmas Concert. Steven Curtis Chapman featuring Brandon Heath and special guest Jillian Edwards. Tickets for this event are only available at www.itickets.com

5, 6  Applewood Farm Bright Nights

Applewood Farm, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford. 5:30-8pm. Lights! Sparkle! Memories! Enjoy a train ride through a twinkling Christmas light display featuring animated and static lighted Christmas scenes. Applewood Farm Christmas barn will be open for you to stop in and enjoy the model train displays, gift shop, petting zoo and more lights and greens throughout this 1773 year old log barn. Refreshments including hot dogs, hot and cold drinks, chips and candy will be for sale. Family Fun - Make a Memory! $5 per person, children under 3 FREE. Admission Includes Train Ride. 410.836.1140 • www.applewoodfarm.org

5-7  Harford Dance Theatre: The Nutcracker

Harford Community College, Amoss Center. Fr., 7pm; Sat. And Sun, 1pm and 4pm. Ring in the season with this holiday classic and take a magical journey with Clara to the Land of the Sweets. Magnificent scenery, gorgeous constumes, exquisite dancing. Enjoy a photo opportunity the Nutcracker characters 45 minutes peior to each performance ($5 for photo with frame) Bring a new, unwrapped child's gift to donate to the Empty Stocking Fund. BGE Family Series. $7-16. 443.412.2211 • tickets.harford.edu

6  Breakfast & Photo with Santa

Holy Trinity Church; 2925 Level Road; Churchville, 8:30-11:30am. Pancake breakfast with sausage and beverages, plus photo with Santa and Free Crafts & Activities for Kids.  Bake Sale; Handmade Swags; Local Pottery; Keyes Cheese; and Deer Creek Beef.  $6/person with $30 max./family. 410.836.227 • office@htrinitychurchville.org.

6  Owls: Silent Hunters

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages 13 and over. Learn about the native owls of Harford County and the adaptations that they possess to give them advantages for night hunting. We will also dissect owl pellets to investigate what owls eat. Pre-registration required. Members $3; non-members $5. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

6  Talking Bones

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-11am. Ages 14 – adult. In this field study program, gain the ability to determine the environmental lifestyle of an animal. Learn the three forms of classifications: Carnivore, Herbivore and Omnivore, and how to apply them to our collection of bones. Learn how dentition, jaws, nasal cavities, orbits, zygomatic arches, and cranium all help to determine the environmental lifestyle of an animal. Pre-registration required. $10 members; $12 non-members. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

6  Christmas Street Festivities

Hosted by The City of Aberdeen. Breakfast at Grace United Methodist Church on West Bel Air Ave, a Craft Show at the Main Fire Station on Rogers Street starting at 9am and the Christmas Street Parade down West Bel Air Avenue starting at 3pm.

6  Christmas Open House

The Country Store at Backyard Boys, Inc., 2419 Whiteford Road, Whiteford, 10am-3pm. 410.452.0270 • mabosslady@hotmail.comwww.backyardboysinc.com

6  John Carroll Christmas Bazaar

The John Carroll High School, 703 E. Churchville Road. 10am-3pm. To support the John Carroll Equestrian Team.  Over 50 Vendors retail and vintage items with Unique Crafts and gifts.  Food and refreshments available.  Christmas Trees and Wreaths and Poinsettias for sale.  FREE Admission! 410.303.1525 • dcladdagh@comcast.net

6  Holiday Open House

Belle Patri, 3725 Federal Hill Road (Rt 165), Jarrettsville. 410.692.5341 • belle_patri@yahoo.comwww.bellepatri.com

6  Authors & Artists Holiday Gift Sale

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main St., Bel Air. 10am-3pm. More than 35 Harford County writers and artists will set up shop. Browse, chat with local artists and authors and choose from eclectic, original collections of literary and visuals arts. You’ll find oil paintings, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, photography, glass ornaments, prints, note cards, artisan gourds and hand-sewn fabrics. Harford’s authors cover most fiction and non-fiction genres including historical novels, suspense, genealogy, nature, fine photo journals, and children’s books as well as local poetry. The Bel Air Downtown Alliance will gift wrap for free any items purchased at the Authors & Artists Holiday Sale and/or any of the downtown Bel Air shops that day. FREE. 410.638.5323 • dgigliotti@belairmd.orgwww.belairartsandentertainment.org

6  Compost Your Kitchen Scraps

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10-11:30am. Ages 14-adult. Attract microbes and tiny critters to decompose your food scraps by learning how to compost. See several composting methods and get the recipe for a rich addition to your garden and potting soil. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

6  Christmas Tea

The Tea Trolley, 104 Main Street, Delta, PA. 11am and 2:30pm. 443.807.9592 • Rachael@tea-trolley.comwww.tea-trolley.com

6  Brunch with Santa

Joppa Branch, 11am-12pm. Read 6 books prior to December 6 and return your booklist to the Joppa Branch for a FREE ticket to have brunch with Santa on December 6. The booklist will be available on November 1 and must be returned before December 6. Funded by Joppatowne Woman's Club. Registration required and begins 2 weeks prior to all program/class dates.

6  Changes of Winter Hike and Scavenger Hunt

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-2:30pm. Ages 6-adult, under 13 w/adult. Explore the winter woods of Leight Park as we search high and low for signs of the season. Thaw out with warm refreshments upon returning to the Center. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70 member; $3 non-member per person or $9 member; $10 non-member per family. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

6  Botany of Winter Celebrations

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon.  3-4pm. Ages 6 – adult, under 13 w/adult. No, green needles don't always mean it's a pine. Bring in some needled tree samples, including a sprig from your Christmas tree, to learn how to identify trees that stay green all winter. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

6  Lock House Museum’s 42nd Annual Candlelight Tour

The Lock House Museum, 817 Conesteo Street, Havre de Grace, 4-8pm. Candlelight illuminated streets, Christmas carolers, festive decorations are the setting while you tour selected Havre de Grace historic homes and buildings. 410.939.5780 •  www.thelockhousemuseum.org

6  Night Hike and Campfire: Full Moon

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 7-9pm. Ages 6 and over. Eden Mill nature trails may be familiar to us during the day, but offer a completely different experience at night. Join us to learn about adaptations to allow you to navigate comfortably in the dark and night sky. We will utilize sensory awareness experiments for vision, hearing, smell, and touch, then end the evening with a campfire and smores! Pre-registration required. Members $5; non-members $8. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

6  Harford Ballet’s Nutcracker

Edgewood High School , 2415 Willoughby Beach Rd, Edgewood,  6-8pm. A timeless tradition for the entire family, Harford Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker will captivate audiences with the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle the evil Rat King in a sword duel and travel to the enchanted Land of the Sweets. The beautiful Tchaikovsky score is easily recognized by all audience members and when combined with exquisite costumes, splendid scenery and radiant choreography, the experience will be one that is not forgotten. This year’s performances will feature special guests from the New York City Ballet. $17-$23. 410.877.0777 • harfordballetcompany.ticketleap.com

6  Christmas Concert in Aberdeen

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 Mount Royal Ave., Aberdeen, 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Featuring the world renowned singer/songwriter, Charlie Zahm. Charlie is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime and Early Americana music events anywhere east of the Mississippi. With a Baritone voice that some have described as “coming along once in a generation”, Charlie has become one of the most successful and sought after performers on the festival circuits today. Weaving magical moments of Scottish and Irish history for the listener and viewer, with a passion for the performance and a chosen repertoire pleasing to all members of the family. A master of the guitar as well, Charlie brings am authentic love and respect for the music he sings; with dashes of humor and a light in his eyes, he will draw you into the stories of his songs! Charlie has become so sought after, that he was invited to play for our Military in the Middle East over the Memorial Day weekend in 2014. For the last several years, Charlie has begun to write and perform songs of Patriotism and honoring our Military as well as a country crossover. Charlie will be accompanied by “Fiddler” Tad Marks; who has toured extensively across the U.S. and Europe with top-named groups and is considered to be one of the finest fiddlers on the East Coast. His down-home charm and easy-going style have made him friends across the country. His fine fiddling on stage with Charlie ranges from hard-driving jigs to soulful melodies and reels to the most expressive accompaniment for vocals you will ever hear. Tad has numerous CD’s on the market. On guitar is Steve Hobson whose talent is absolutely incredible to behold. He adds such rich tones and harmony to the songs. Steve has his own band, “The Sin City Band” that plays throughout the area and has several CD’s on the market. Completing our group will be Percussionist, Cheryl Prashker. She plays in her own group, “RUNA” that tours extensively throughout North America and is considered one of the finest Celtic Groups around. They too have several CD’s on the market. Cheryl is currently the President of NERFA, the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance. $10 for adults. Children under 16: FREE. Refreshments will be available in the Fellowship Hall, including our now Famous Crab Soup!!!!! For tickets, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Christmas Concert, 201 Mt. Royal Ave., Aberdeen, MD 21001. Church Office: 410.272.3111.  Visit our website: www.stpaulselc.org. finsec@stpaulselc.com. Tickets MAY be available at the door. For additional information on Charlie Zahm: www.charliezahm.com

6  Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra presents Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe Street, Bel Air. 7:30-10pm. Fanfare and Carol for Christmas; A Czech Christmas; Good King Wenceslas Medley; Overture to Die Fledermaus; Radetzky March; Maltese Winter; Nutcracker Suite (Jazzed Up!); Christmas Sing Along. The 2014-2015 season will have reserved seating. In order to get the seats of your choice be sure to buy your passes in advance. 301.910.0828 • www.ssorchestra.org

6-7  Christmas Boutique at the Susquehanna Lock House Museum

Susquehanna Lock House Museum, 817 Conesteo Street, Havre de Grace, 12/6 – 9am-4pm; 12/7 – 12-4pm. Shop for hand crafted traditional gifts in a historic setting. Unique items made by the Lock House Ladies. Fresh greens available. 410.939.5780 • www.thelockhousemuseum.org

6, 7  Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company 33rd Annual Train Garden

3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 9am-9pm. 410.692.7890 • www.jarrettsvillevfc.com

6, 7  Christmas at Applewood Farm

Applewood Farm, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, 10am-4pm. Hayrides, Petting Zoo, Kiddy Maze, Lawn Bowling, Reindeer Antler Toss, Santa's Work Shop, Model Trains (Train Gardens), 1773 Log Barn, Applewood Playground, Pedal Tractors, Applewood Express Train Ride: $4 Per Person, Free to Kids under 3 yrs (must be accompanied by an adult). Free admission. Receive a $5 off coupon towards the purchase of a Christmas Tree. www.applewoodfarm.org

6-7  Steppingstone Farm Museum Christmas Open House

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace, 11am-4pm. This event will feature tours of the historic Steppingstone Farmhouse decorated for the holidays; Christmas music; cookies and cider; museum store open for shopping. FREE. 410.939.2299 • director@steppingstonemuseum.orgwww.steppingstonemuseum.org/

6-7  “A Christmas Carol” Tea

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace, 4pm seating each day. Catch the spirit of the holidays as Dickens comes to life with "A Christmas Carol" as told by Ebenezer Scrooge's sister, Fan, along with a Christmas afternoon tea. $25. 410.939.2299 • director@steppingstonemuseum.orgwww.steppingstonemuseum.org/

7  Breakfast With Santa

Joppatowne High School, 555 Joppa Farm Rd, Joppa, 8:30am-12:30pm. Join us for our Annual Breakfast with Santa. Menu: ALL YOU CAN EAT! No Carry Out. Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Pancakes, Milk, Juice, Coffee, Tea. We'll be holding a raffle - Grand Prize is a LG 42" 1080p LED Smart HDTV, 2nd Prize is a $200 Visa Gift Card, 3rd Prize is a $100 Visa Gift Card. Tickets are only $2 each or 3 for $5. Adults - $7 in advance, $9 at the door. Snow date: 12/21/14. For tickets, contact a member of Joppatowne Lions Club or call 410.679.8206 • richbennett@danben.com

7  Dickens Christmas Village

Jerusalem Mill Village, 2813 Jerusalem Road Kingsville, 12-4pm. We are requested to state that Mr. Dickens the distinguished, author, accompanied by his lady, leave Philadelphia in ten days time and will be in Jerusalem Mill Village before they resume their journey to Baltimore. The desire to see this artist will surely attract a large audience and manifest unusual happenings in the village. Rumors have surfaced that a transformation will ensue; attendees may stumble upon Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge, the ghost of Jacob Marley, the ghost of Christmas present and the musicians of Novus Luna will be practicing their tunes for Fezziwig’s Christmas Ball. Although Mr. Scrooge will attempt to discourage visitor’s entering the Visitor’s Center, there will be children’s crafts to be made for a small donation. A Yule log will be lit and visitors can listen to the Village Carolers as well as observe the meal preparations for the Cratchit family’s Christmas Meal. Mr. Dickens has generously agreed to read to visitors at 2pm in the General Store his beloved tale, “A Christmas Carol”. Donation. 410.877.3560 • Jerusalemmill@yahoo.comwww.jerusalemmill.org

7  Perryville Railway Museum

Perryville MARC Train Station, 650 Broad Street, Perryville. 12-4pm. The museum features railroad pictures and memorabilia from different time periods of Perryville history. There is a model train layout showing how the tracks for both Norfolk Southern and Amtrak run through Perryville. www.perryvillemd.org

7  Mason Dixon Large Scale Railroad Society

Bel Air Town Center, 500 Block of Baltimore Pike (US Business 1, enter between Chili's and Taco Bell and go straight), Bel Air. 12-5pm. View two G-gauge layouts: a large, 72-foot long modular layout with scratchbuilt model structures the depicting local area and lots of animated scenes. Also, a smaller Christmas tree layout with illuminated buildings in a wintry scene is in the store window. www.mdlsrs.com

7  Harford Ballet’s Nutcracker

Edgewood High School , 2415 Willoughby Beach Rd, Edgewood,  1-3pm. A timeless tradition for the entire family, Harford Ballet Company’s The Nutcracker will captivate audiences with the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle the evil Rat King in a sword duel and travel to the enchanted Land of the Sweets. The beautiful Tchaikovsky score is easily recognized by all audience members and when combined with exquisite costumes, splendid scenery and radiant choreography, the experience will be one that is not forgotten. This year’s performances will feature special guests from the New York City Ballet. $17-$23. 410.877.0777 • harfordballetcompany.ticketleap.com

7  Terrific Twig Trivet

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon.  1-2:30pm. Ages 4-adult, under 13 w/adult. If you want to make a special gift for yourself or someone else, a twig trivet is a great choice! It's functional - protects the table from hot pans and dishes - and will be hand crafted by you. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70 member; $3 non-member per trivet. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

7  The Art of Hearth Cooking

The Hays House, 324 Kenmore Ave Bel Air, 1-4pm. Holiday Open House: The museum is richly arrayed in natural decorations for the holidays. Music by the Catherine Street Consort. Price: Call for more information. 410.838.7691 • Caterski@aol.com • www.facebook.com/thehayshouse

7  Holiday Open House

The Historical Society of Harford County, 143 N. Main Street.  1-4pm.  Featuring natural decorations and music by the Catherine Street Consort.  410.838.7691

7  Chesapeake Susquehanna & Western Model Railroad

36 Porter Road, North East. 1-5pm. 16th Annual Christmas Model Train Open House has been under construction for the past 16 years and continues to change each year. For information or directions, please call our office between 8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday. 410.658.4297

7  Tea with Santa

The Tea Trolley, 104 Main Street, Delta, PA. 2pm. 443.807.9592 • Rachael@tea-trolley.comwww.tea-trolley.com

7  Christmas Pickle: A Gourd Craft

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 2-3pm. Ages 6-15. Learn the legend of the Christmas pickle and make one to hang on your tree from a banana gourd! Members $10/Non-member $12. Pre-registration required. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com

7  Meet a Critter

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 3pm. Check out one of our live critters up close while discovering what makes that animal special. No registration, no fee, all ages. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

7  Bel Air Christmas Celebration

Courtland Street Concert at 2:45pm.  Parade begins at 3:30pm, Main Street at Churchville Road, ending at Lee Way and Hickory Avenue, with floats, marching bands, Santa and much more!  Immediately following the parade, there will be seasonal music, bonfire, caroling, hot chocolate, cookies and Santa Claus in Shamrock Park, along with a tree and menorah lighting.  Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air.  410.838.0584

7-28  Choral Groups, Dance Groups and Children’s Theatrical Groups

Liriodendron Mansion, 502 W. Gordon Street.  Sundays 1pm-4pm.  Sponsored by Liriodendron Foundation.  410.879.4424

8  Mini Gingerbread Houses

HCPL, Jarrettsville Branch, 3722 Norrisville Road, Jarrettsville. 3:30-5pm. Teens. Build and decorate a holiday candy house. Bring one bag of candy to share. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.  Registration required and begins 2 weeks prior to all program/class dates. 410.692.7887

9  Tiny Wonders: Mouse House

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 years old with adult. What do preschoolers wonder about? Let us answer their questions on topics of high interest for 2-5 year olds. A former teacher, Kim Truxel, works to cultivate a child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement, and dramatic play. Pre-registration required. $8 per member with $6 per member sibling or $10 per non-member per date (adults are free). 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

9  Low Vision Support Group

McFaul Senior Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road. 10am-12pm. FREE. Meetings are subject to change. 410.638.4040

9  Alzheimer's Association Memory Cafe

Liberatore's Ristorante & Catering of Bel Air, 562 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air, 6-7pm. Memory Cafe is a social engagement program in a safe and relaxed place where people with early-stage dementia, their families and friends, health and social care professionals come together for a unique blend of education and support. Anyone affected by early-stage dementia is welcome to attend. FREE. 800.272.3900 • ywright@alz.orgwww.alz.org/maryland

9  Chesapeake Susquehanna & Western Model Railroad

36 Porter Road, North East. 6:30-9pm. 16th Annual Christmas Model Train Open House has been under construction for the past 16 years and continues to change each year. For information or directions, please call our office between 8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday. 410.658.4297

9  Newcomers Club of Harford County

Meets at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 Churchville Road, Bel Air; 7pm. September through May.  Provides opportunities for residents, whether you are new or have been here a while and want to make friends, get involved in interest groups and learn more about the community. www.newcomersofharfordcounty.comharfordnewcomers@gmail.com

9-11  Historical Society of Harford County

143 N. Main Street, 9am-3pm.  Closed holiday weekends. Local historical exhibits, maps, plats, photographs, genealogy and 1800’s newspapers.  Lectures, programs and social events throughout the year. 410.838.7691 • HARCHIS@msn.comwww.harfordhistory.org

10  December Homeschool: Evergreen Scene

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12 (without adult). Many folks will place an evergreen tree in their house this month! Let’s learn what makes an evergreen an evergreen and hike the park to learn to identify local species. Pre-registration required. Members $25/$22 siblings; non-members $30. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

10  Snow Globe Oil Lamp: A Gourd Craft

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 6:30-8:30pm. Ages 16 and over. Paint a cannonball gourd with winter scenes! This craft can be used as an oil lamp. Pre-registration required. Members $20; non-members $22. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

10  Applied Music Students in Recital

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. The Music Department of Harford Community College presents talented students of vocal and instrumental music.  Tickets.harford.edu • 443.412.2211

10-14  Christopher’s Train Garden

Broom’s Bloom Ice Cream and Dairy Store, 1700 South Fountain Green Road (MD 543), Bel Air. 12-8pm. Train garden displayed in memory of Christopher Cooper by his family and friends. See the Ocean City Boardwalk, complete with an operating model roller coaster, rides and many other favorite OC attractions. Come experience the magic of the Polar Express. Enjoy trains of all sizes as they circle in and around models of local favorites such as Bel Air’s Main Street, Brooms Bloom Dairy Farm and Annie’s Playground. Feel the holiday spirit with the Dickens and Christmas Villages along with lots of animation including skiers, snowboarders, ice skaters and much more. There is a play area for children with a train table and an area to color, read stories and write letters to Santa. 410.399.COWS • www.bbdairy.com

11  Santa's Workshop for Dads and Kids

Harford County Public Library, Whiteford Branch, 1-7:30pm. All ages. Give Mom a break this holiday season and make her something special at Santa's Workshop. 410.638.3608

11  Mini Gingerbread Houses

Harford County Public Library, Edgewood Branch, 6-7pm. Teens. Grades 6-12. Build and decorate a holiday candy house. Bring one bag of candy to share. Sponsored by Friends of the Edgewood Library. Registration required and begins 2 weeks prior to all program/class dates. 410.612.1600

11  Harford County Dept. of Community Services’ Human Relations Commission Meeting

McFaul Senior Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, 6:30pm. FREE and open to the public. The Commission meets monthly, developing and implementing strategies for bringing harmony, equity and equality to the citizens of Harford County through community/family oriented events, etc.  Guests are asked to confirm attendance with staff to ensure there have been no schedule changes and that adequate seating is available.  410.638.3150

11, 12  Mason Dixon Large Scale Railroad Society

Bel Air Town Center, 500 Block of Baltimore Pike (US Business 1, enter between Chili's and Taco Bell and go straight), Bel Air. 5-8pm. View two G-gauge layouts: a large, 72-foot long modular layout with scratchbuilt model structures the depicting local area and lots of animated scenes. Also, a smaller Christmas tree layout with illuminated buildings in a wintry scene is in the store window. www.mdlsrs.com

12  Live Nativity

Emory United Methodist Church, 911 Cherry Hill Rd., Street, 5-8pm. Live Nativity, children's crafts, snacks, quiet prayer space and FREE PHOTOS with Santa. FREE. 410.452.5220 • pastor@emorychurch.org or magsmom16@ymail.comfacebook.com/emorystreet

12  Holiday Movie Night

Bel Air  Armory, 37 N. Main Street.  Doors open at 6pm. Movie starts at 7:30pm.  Bring your blankets for a family movie night to start the holiday cheer!  Sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance.  443.823.1797

12  Christmas Tea

The Tea Trolley, 104 Main Street, Delta, PA. 6:30pm. 443.807.9592 • Rachael@tea-trolley.comwww.tea-trolley.com

12  Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company 33rd Annual Train Garden

3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 6:30-9pm. 410.692.7890 • www.jarrettsvillevfc.com

12  High School Christmas Concert

Harford Christian School, 1736 Whiteford Road, Darlington, 7pm. Vocal, hand bell, and concert band performances of holiday favorites and sacred Christmas music.  German Christmas Market after the concert, offering beautiful holiday crafts. FREE. 410.457.5103 • tmartin@harfordchristian.orgwww.harfordchristian.org

12  An Evening of Jazz With Second Shift and HCC Jazz Ensemble

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, 8pm. HCCC’s vocal jazz ensemble under the direction of Marianne Pastelak, and instrumental jazz ensemble under the direction of Benny Russell, will appear in concert performing a variety of jazz styles including blues, swing, be-bop, and fusion.  $1-$5. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

12, 13  Applewood Farm Bright Nights

Applewood Farm, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford. 5:30-8pm. Lights! Sparkle! Memories! Enjoy a train ride through a twinkling Christmas light display featuring animated and static lighted Christmas scenes. Applewood Farm Christmas barn will be open for you to stop in and enjoy the model train displays, gift shop, petting zoo and more lights and greens throughout this 1773 year old log barn. Refreshments including hot dogs, hot and cold drinks, chips and candy will be for sale. Family Fun - Make a Memory! $5 per person, children under 3 FREE. Admission Includes Train Ride. 410.836.1140 • www.applewoodfarm.org

12-14  Annual Christmas Open House at Ladew Gardens “Christmas Dreams"

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 11am-4pm. Ladew Gardens will celebrate Christmas in seasonal resplendence as local floral designers and Garden Clubs are invited to  decorate the rooms of the circa 1747 Manor House, adorning the walls, tabletops and fireplace mantels in festive holiday splendor.  Now in its 34th year, Ladew’s Christmas Open House has been called "one of Maryland’s most memorable and decorative holiday events."   The weekend festivities feature live seasonal music performed by Maryland school children and other accomplished instrumentalists.  Visitors to the Christmas Open House are also invited to shop at an exceptional Greens Sale featuring hand-crafted fresh holiday decorations, wreaths, table arrangements and decorations, lovingly created through the generosity of volunteers and design professionals. $4-$10. 410.557.9570 • spedrick@ladewgardens.comwww.ladewgardens.com

12-14  Babes in Toyland

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road.  Friday 7pm.  Saturday 3pm and 7pm.  Sunday 1pm and 4pm.  Join Mistress Mary, the wicked villain Barnaby and all the Mother Goose Land characters in this charming musical tale told through the world of Mother Goose and Toyland.  Babes in Toyland is sure to delight your holiday spirits. Admission $10 - $15. 443.412.2211 • tickets.harford.edu

13  Winter Hike

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages 18 and over. This guided hike will tour the natural diversity found at Eden Mill, focusing on changing ecosystems. Pre-registration required. Members $3; non-members $5. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

13  Greens Sale and Open House

The Historical Society of Harford County, 143 N. Main Street.  9am-2pm.  410.838.7691

13  Lock House Christmas Boutique

814 Conesteo St, Havre de Grace, 9am-5pm. Come to the Lock House to find the perfect holiday gift, from lovely handmade good and gourmet treats to fresh greens. 410.939.5780 •  lockhousemuseum@gmail.comwww.thelockhousemuseum.org

13  Family Movie & Elves Workshop

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, 10am. Get in the holiday spirit with carols, crafts, and cocoa.  Santa will visit HCC to enjoy the workshop activities and one of his favorite animated movies, The Polar Express.  Admission included a visit with Santa, commemorative photo with frame, light refreshments, and general admission seating.  $5. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

13  Holiday Greens Galore Workshop

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10-11:30am. Ages 8-adult, under 13 w/adult. Get in the spirit of the holiday season by creating a wreath or swag to decorate and fill your home with the aroma of evergreens. Refreshments provided. Space is limited, registration required. $7.20 member; $8 non-member per project. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

13  Winter Festival

Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College, Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 11am-3pm. Children's games and crafts will take place throughout the day. 2 for 1 special on adult basketball tickets, just $6 for 2 adult tickets.  HCC Fighting Owls versus Volunteer State-women at noon and men at 2pm. Children admitted at no charge. Entertainment and giveaways for children at halftime.  All Heather Hurd winners will be recognized during the games.

13  Mason Dixon Large Scale Railroad Society

Bel Air Town Center, 500 Block of Baltimore Pike (US Business 1, enter between Chili's and Taco Bell and go straight), Bel Air. 12-9pm. View two G-gauge layouts: a large, 72-foot long modular layout with scratchbuilt model structures the depicting local area and lots of animated scenes. Also, a smaller Christmas tree layout with illuminated buildings in a wintry scene is in the store window. www.mdlsrs.com

13  Gingerbread Houses Galore!

HCPL, Joppa Branch, 11am-12:30pm. All ages. Get in the holiday spirit by building a gingerbread house at the library! Bring your building skills and nothing more. Supplies provided. Sponsored by HCPL Friends. Registration required and begins 2 weeks prior to all program/class dates. 410.612.1660

13  Sounds of the Holidays

HCPL, Bel Air Branch, 11am-12:30pm. All ages. Celebrate the upcoming holidays with music. 410.638.3151

13  I’m Covered with a Health Plan I Can Afford

HEAT Center, 1201 Technology Drive, Aberdeen. 11am-4pm. Come in to enroll in health coverage. FREE. 1.855.642.8572 • www.marylandhealthconnection.gov

13  Chesapeake Susquehanna & Western Model Railroad

36 Porter Road, North East. 11am-4pm. 16th Annual Christmas Model Train Open House has been under construction for the past 16 years and continues to change each year. For information or directions, please call our office between 8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday. 410.658.4297

13  Christmas Tea

The Tea Trolley, 104 Main Street, Delta, PA. 11am and 2:30pm. 443.807.9592 • Rachael@tea-trolley.comwww.tea-trolley.com

13  Y of Central Maryland’s Annual Holiday Breakfast

Y of Central Maryland Family Centers. FREE for members; $5 for community members; $10 for community families. Please see locations at www.ymaryland.org. For more information, please visit www.ymaryland.org or visit your local Family Center Y.

13  Tis the Season to Help Wildlife

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-3pm. Ages: All, under 13 w/adult. Spread the holiday cheer and stop by the Estuary Center to help out our friends from The Phoenix Wildlife Center. There will be refreshments, a craft, and a chance for you to meet a few of the animal ambassadors. Donations are welcome. Call for more information about items needed at the rescue. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

13  Holiday Bingo!

HCPL, Aberdeen Branch, 2-3pm. All ages. Participate in a fun time of playing Bingo around the holidays! Registration required and begins 2 weeks prior to all program/class dates. 410.273.5608

13  Gingerbread Houses Galore!

HCPL, Joppa Branch, 2-3:30pm. All ages. Get in the holiday spirit by building a gingerbread house at the library! Bring your building skills and nothing more. Supplies provided. Sponsored by HCPL Friends. Registration required and begins 2 weeks prior to all program/class dates. 410.612.1660

13  Bel  Air Community Chorus Winter Concert

Bel Air High School Performing Arts Center, 100 Heighe Street, Bel Air. 3-5pm. Come celebrate the season and join the Bel Air Community Chorus for its Winter Concert! The annual Winter Concert will be filled with music for young and young at heart. The Bel Air Community Chorus welcomes new members in all voice ranges. FREE. For more information go to www.belaircommunitychorus.org

13  Upper Falls Dance Company presents:  The Snow Queen

HCPL, Bel Air Branch, 3-4pm. Fans of Disney’s Frozen will love watching the Upper Falls Dance Company’s imaginative adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale, The Snow Queen. With holiday twists and turns, this performance will be a magical event to share with friends and family of all ages. 410.638.3151 • www.upperfallsdance.com

13  42nd Annual Candlelight Tour

817 Conesteo Street, Havre de Grace, 4-8pm. Visit beautiful homes, museums, and churches decorated for the holidays in an idyllic town right on the Chesapeake Bay. Havre de Grace's main street and walkways will be outlined by luminaries to guide you to each tour stop. The tour is self-guided and all proceeds benefit the Susquehanna Museum. $15. 410.939.5780 • lockhousemuseum@gmail.comwww.thelockhousemuseum.org

13  Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company 33rd Annual Train Garden and Craft Fair

3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 6:30-9pm. 410.692.7890 • www.jarrettsvillevfc.com

13  Deer Creek Coffeehouse Concert - David Roth

1022 Main St., Darlington, 7:30pm. Folk artist, David Roth, and his music will touch you to the very depths of your soul. He’ll make you laugh and cry, inspire you to rise and fly. His songs have found their way to Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, several Chicken Soup for the Soul books, the Kennedy Center, Peter, Paul, & Mary concerts and NASA’s Goddard Space Center. His concerts are where song, spirit and speaking meet. Suggested Donation: Adults-$10, Students-$5. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

13  229th Army Band Holiday Concert

Havre de Grace High School Auditorium, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 7:30-9pm. Doors open at 7pm. Program of Yuletide Classics. Open Seating - Preferential Seating for Veterans with their Family Members. Presented by The Adjutant General. FREE. 410.939.2100

13  A Chesapeake Christmas

HdG Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, 8-10pm. Doors open at 7:30pm. Join us at the Maritime Museum for A Chesapeake Christmas! Hosted by acclaimed folk group, Calico Jenny, this will be a night of maritime melodies all about the holiday season, with cocktails and refreshments to be served. Admission is $15; parking free. 410.939.4800 • hdgmaritimemuseum@verizon.netwww.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

13, 14  Christmas at Applewood Farm

Applewood Farm, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, 10am-4pm. Hayrides, Petting Zoo, Kiddy Maze, Lawn Bowling, Reindeer Antler Toss, Santa's Work Shop, Model Trains (Train Gardens), 1773 Log Barn, Applewood Playground, Pedal Tractors, Applewood Express Train Ride: $4 Per Person, Free to Kids under 3 yrs (must be accompanied by an adult). Free admission. Receive a $5 off coupon towards the purchase of a Christmas Tree. www.applewoodfarm.org

13, 14  Living Nativity Drive Thru

2610 Calvary Road, Bel Air, 6-9pm. Come out for the Living Nativity Drive Thru Journey sponsored by Crossroads Community Church.  You will see scenes from the biblical story of the Birth of Jesus - from Gabriel to Bethlehem to angels singing to shepherds and the manger and live animals all while sitting in the warmth of your car! FREE. 410.836.2214 • office@crossroadsmd.orgwww.crossroadsmd.orgfacebook.com/crossroadscommchurch

14  Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company 33rd Annual Train Garden

3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 9am-9pm. 410.692.7890 • www.jarrettsvillevfc.com

14  Lock House Christmas Boutique

814 Conesteo St, Havre de Grace, noon-5pm. Come to the Lock House to find the perfect holiday gift, from lovely handmade goods and gourmet treats to fresh greens. 410.939.5780 •  lockhousemuseum@gmail.comwww.thelockhousemuseum.org

14  Perryville Railway Museum

Perryville MARC Train Station, 650 Broad Street, Perryville. 12-4pm. The museum features railroad pictures and memorabilia from different time periods of Perryville history. There is a model train layout showing how the tracks for both Norfolk Southern and Amtrak run through Perryville. www.perryvillemd.org

14  Mason Dixon Large Scale Railroad Society

Bel Air Town Center, 500 Block of Baltimore Pike (US Business 1, enter between Chili's and Taco Bell and go straight), Bel Air. 12-5pm. View two G-gauge layouts: a large, 72-foot long modular layout with scratchbuilt model structures the depicting local area and lots of animated scenes. Also, a smaller Christmas tree layout with illuminated buildings in a wintry scene is in the store window. www.mdlsrs.com

14  Holiday Lights, Winter Open House, & Pictures with Santa

Baltimore Humane Society 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown. 1-5pm. Kick off the winter season with Pet & Kid Pictures with Santa at our Holiday Lights Open House. Every year the Baltimore Humane Society and its supporters recognize the special animals in our lives with a Holiday Lights celebration. Colorful lights decorate shelter buildings and structures, and lighted animal silhouettes adorn the driveway and surrounding areas. Bring your pets and children for: Professional photos with Santa or a menorah.  Photos printed on the spot! (Nominal fee. Proceeds benefit the animals at Baltimore Humane Society); Homeless animal Giving Tree; Visit with shelter animals available for adoption; Yummy holiday treat bake sale; Animal Silhouette Lighting Ceremony at 5pm. Dedicate a light or lighted silhouette to a special furry or human friend and support the Baltimore Humane Society with your purchase.  Gift recipients will receive a special card letting them know of your contribution.  You can download a Holiday Lights Donation Form at bmorehumane.org/. There is no fee to attend the Winter Open House, but the donation of a wish list item or small monetary contribution is appreciated. All contributions will directly support the care of shelter animals at the Baltimore Humane Society. For more information about BHS, and how you can contribute, volunteer, adopt, or foster, please visit www.bmorehumane.org • www.bmorehumane.org/events/holiday-lights-open-house-a-pictures-with-santagoldband@bmorehumane.org • 410.833.8848 x 202

14  Chesapeake Susquehanna & Western Model Railroad

36 Porter Road, North East. 1-5pm. 16th Annual Christmas Model Train Open House has been under construction for the past 16 years and continues to change each year. For information or directions, please call our office between 8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday. 410.658.4297

14  Nature Tales

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 12:30pm. Explore nature through a story.  Listen to a tale about an animal or a habitat. Story time may include meeting a live critter, a simple craft or acting out the story. No registration, no fee, all ages. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

14  Historic Hays House

324 Kenmore Avenue. 1-4pm. Open 2nd and 4th Sundays, March thru mid-December, or by appointment.  A collection of furniture, artwork, china, artifacts and other items of domestic life are exhibited.  Built in 1788, the house reflects the prosperous lifestyle of the influential merchant and landowner after whom it is named.  Sponsored by The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc.  410.838.7691

14  Natural Ornament Workshop

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1:30-3:30pm. Ages: All, under 13 w/adult. Create unique ornaments using natural materials. Refreshments will be offered to aid your creativity. Space is limited, registration required. $4.50 member; $5 non-member per person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

14  Bel Air Community Band

Bel Air High School, 3pm. Harford County’s own Bel Air Community Band, under the direction of Scott Sharnetzka, will perform a variety of contemporary and traditional music appropriate to the season.  FREE.  (no ticket required)

14  Casa Manana Theatre in Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Back by popular demand.  Celebrate the season and sing along with the funniest first-grader around.  Between taking part in the holiday pageant and picking a Secret Santa gift for her big rival Tattletale May, Junie B. will steal your heart with her lively holiday escapades.  BGE Family Series. $8-$16. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

14  Joe Gransden Big Band Holiday Concert

Harford Community College, APG Federal Credit Union Arena, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Celebrate the holiday season with Joe Gransden and his Smokin’ Big Band for a swingin’ evening of jazz.  Along with Joe’s originals, you’ll hear arrangements from Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Count Basie, Ray Charles, Wes Funderburk, and a variety of your holiday favorites.  Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of great Big Band music.  $15-$30. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

14  Bel Air Community Chorus Holiday Concert

Bel Air High School Auditorium, 100 Heighe Street.  7pm.  Choral music for the season.  FREE Admission.  410.638.4600

14  Harford Community College: Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

HCC, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7-9pm. Celebrate the season and sing along with the funniest first-grader around! Between taking part in the holiday pageant and picking a Secret Santa gift for her big rival Tattletale May, there's never a dull moment. Junie B. will steal your heart - and brighten your spirits - with her lively holiday escapades. www.harford.edu

14-25  Susquehanna Ministerium: 14th Annual Outdoor Nativity Scene Challenge

Register by calling the Susquehanna Ministerium by December 13 to be recognized for residential and business awards. Open to greater HdG community. FREE. 410.937.1790

15  Jacksonville Train Garden

Jacksonville Senior Center, 3605A Sweet Air Road, Phoenix. 10am-8pm. The Jacksonville Train Garden has expanded this year and includes more Jacksonville landmarks, Fort McHenry, Disney's Magic Kingdom, the modeled home of last year's raffle winner and more. 410.887.8208 •   www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/aging/centers/jacksonville.html

15  Children’s Christmas Crafts

HCPL, Edgewood Branch, 4-7pm. Children. Stop in and make something fun for the holidays! Sponsored by Friends of the Edgewood Library. 410.612.1600

15  Holiday Open House

HCPL, Havre de Grace Branch, event takes place at 203 Market Street, 4-7pm. All ages. Celebrate the holiday season with music, crafts, and fun for all ages! Sponsored by Havre de Grace Friends of the Library. 410.939.6700

15  An Evening of Chamber Music

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. The Music Department of Harford Community College presents an evening of music student ensemble performances.  $1-$5. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

16  Chesapeake Susquehanna & Western Model Railroad

36 Porter Road, North East. 6:30-9pm. 16th Annual Christmas Model Train Open House has been under construction for the past 16 years and continues to change each year. For information or directions, please call our office between 8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday. 410.658.4297

16-18  Historical Society of Harford County

143 N. Main Street, 9am-3pm.  Closed holiday weekends. Local historical exhibits, maps, plats, photographs, genealogy and 1800’s newspapers.  Lectures, programs and social events throughout the year. 410.838.7691 • HARCHIS@msn.comwww.harfordhistory.org

16-19  Jacksonville Train Garden

Jacksonville Senior Center, 3605A Sweet Air Road, Phoenix. 10am-3:30pm. The Jacksonville Train Garden has expanded this year and includes more Jacksonville landmarks, Fort McHenry, Disney's Magic Kingdom, the modeled home of last year's raffle winner and more. 410.887.8208 • www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/aging/centers/jacksonville.html

17  Harford County Chamber of Commerce Mix and Mingle Networking

108 S. Bond Street, 8-9am. FREE. Networking opportunity for members and guests of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce.  No reservation required, but come prepared with a business card and a great 30 second promotion of your business.  410.838.2020

17  December Homeschool: Evergreen Scene

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12 (without adult). Many folks will place an evergreen tree in their house this month! Let’s learn what makes an evergreen an evergreen and hike the park to learn to identify local species. Pre-registration required. Members $25/$22 siblings; non-members $30. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

17  Ladew Gardens: Nature Stories and Craft: White as Snow – morning

Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 10:30-11:15am. Winter is a magical time when blanketed in white. Let's read about this special time when nature puts on a show.  For ages 2 - 6 with an adult. Ladew Members: $5 per child/adult pair. www.ladewgardens.com

17  Ladew Gardens: Nature Stories and Craft: White as Snow – afternoon

Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 12:30-1:15pm. Winter is a magical time when blanketed in white. Let's read about this special time when nature puts on a show.  For ages 2 - 6 with an adult. Ladew Members: $5 per child/adult pair. www.ladewgardens.com

17-21  Christopher’s Train Garden

Broom’s Bloom Ice Cream and Dairy Store, 1700 South Fountain Green Road (MD 543), Bel Air. 12-8pm. Train garden displayed in memory of Christopher Cooper by his family and friends. See the Ocean City Boardwalk, complete with an operating model roller coaster, rides and many other favorite OC attractions. Come experience the magic of the Polar Express. Enjoy trains of all sizes as they circle in and around models of local favorites such as Bel Air’s Main Street, Brooms Bloom Dairy Farm and Annie’s Playground. Feel the holiday spirit with the Dickens and Christmas Villages along with lots of animation including skiers, snowboarders, ice skaters and much more. There is a play area for children with a train table and an area to color, read stories and write letters to Santa. 410.399.COWS • www.bbdairy.com

18  Girls Night Out

Downtown Bel Air.  5-8pm.  Grab your girlfriends for a night of shopping – wine tastings offered at certain retailers, as well as food and drink specials at the restaurants. Sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. 443.823.1797 • www.downtownbelair.com

18  Harford Community College: Christmas Amore with the Sicilian Tenors

HCC, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30-9pm. Featuring The Sicilian Tenors. Stay tuned for more details about tickets and a special VIP Meet and Greet beginning at 6:30pm. www.harfordchamber.org

18, 19  Mason Dixon Large Scale Railroad Society

Bel Air Town Center, 500 Block of Baltimore Pike (US Business 1, enter between Chili's and Taco Bell and go straight), Bel Air. 5-8pm. View two G-gauge layouts: a large, 72-foot long modular layout with scratchbuilt model structures the depicting local area and lots of animated scenes. Also, a smaller Christmas tree layout with illuminated buildings in a wintry scene is in the store window. www.mdlsrs.com

19  Sounds of the Season: Patterson Mill Middle School Chorus and Orchestra

HCPL, Abingdon Branch, 11-11:45am. All ages. Enjoy holiday songs and music. 410.638.3990

19  Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company 33rd Annual Train Garden

3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 6:30-9pm. 410.692.7890 • www.jarrettsvillevfc.com

19  Christmas Tea

The Tea Trolley, 104 Main Street, Delta, PA. 6:30pm. 443.807.9592 • Rachael@tea-trolley.comwww.tea-trolley.com

19, 20  Applewood Farm Bright Nights

Applewood Farm, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford. 5:30-8pm. Lights! Sparkle! Memories! Enjoy a train ride through a twinkling Christmas light display featuring animated and static lighted Christmas scenes. Applewood Farm Christmas barn will be open for you to stop in and enjoy the model train displays, gift shop, petting zoo and more lights and greens throughout this 1773 year old log barn. Refreshments including hot dogs, hot and cold drinks, chips and candy will be for sale. Family Fun - Make a Memory! $5 per person, children under 3 FREE. Admission Includes Train Ride. 410.836.1140 • www.applewoodfarm.org

20  Elfin’ Around

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10:30am-12pm. Ages 4-8 w/adult. Celebrate this holiday mascot as we read a story, make a craft, and enjoy tasty treats all in the honor of elves! Space is limited, registration required. $4.50 member; $5 non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

20  Chesapeake Susquehanna & Western Model Railroad

36 Porter Road, North East. 11am-4pm. 16th Annual Christmas Model Train Open House has been under construction for the past 16 years and continues to change each year. For information or directions, please call our office between 8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday. 410.658.4297

20  Mason Dixon Large Scale Railroad Society

Bel Air Town Center, 500 Block of Baltimore Pike (US Business 1, enter between Chili's and Taco Bell and go straight), Bel Air. 12-9pm. View two G-gauge layouts: a large, 72-foot long modular layout with scratchbuilt model structures the depicting local area and lots of animated scenes. Also, a smaller Christmas tree layout with illuminated buildings in a wintry scene is in the store window. www.mdlsrs.com

20  Christmas Tea

The Tea Trolley, 104 Main Street, Delta, PA. 11am and 2:30pm. 443.807.9592 • Rachael@tea-trolley.comwww.tea-trolley.com

20  2014 Holiday House Tour

From Bel Air to Havre de Grace, 1-5pm. Hosted by the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance. Tour several Harford County homes and view the finest in holiday decorating. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Preston's Stationary- Bel Air, Jonathan's Florist-Forest Hill, and Broom's Bloom Dairy-1700 S. Fountain Green Road. Broom's Bloom will be opening their doors to us the day of the tour to purchase additional tickets and provide us with a warm welcoming rest stop. $20 advance, $25 day of.  dcguzzy@gmail.comwww.uchfoundation.org/event-spotlight/calendar-of-events/

20  Critter Dinner Time

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1:30pm. Watch our turtles, fish and snakes eat while learning more about these fascinating creatures. No registration, no fee, all ages. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

20  Island Dreams Terrarium

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-4pm. Ages: All, under 13 w/adult. Getting cold? Create warm thoughts as you personalize an island themed terrarium with tropical plants and a tiny, dreamy hammock. Space is limited, registration required. $9 member; $10 non-member per terrarium. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

20  Winter Solstice Evening Star Hike

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 5-6:30pm. Ages 18+. Join us on the longest night of the year. View winter constellations and learn their stories, as well as the significance of the winter solstice. Basic viewing and location techniques will be taught. Pre-registration required. Members $3; non-members $5. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

20, 21  Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company 33rd Annual Train Garden

3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 9am-9pm. 410.692.7890 • www.jarrettsvillevfc.com

20, 21  Christmas at Applewood Farm

Applewood Farm, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, 10am-4pm. Hayrides, Petting Zoo, Kiddy Maze, Lawn Bowling, Reindeer Antler Toss, Santa's Work Shop, Model Trains (Train Gardens), 1773 Log Barn, Applewood Playground, Pedal Tractors, Applewood Express Train Ride: $4 Per Person, Free to Kids under 3 yrs (must be accompanied by an adult). Free admission. Receive a $5 off coupon towards the purchase of a Christmas Tree. www.applewoodfarm.org

21  Perryville Railway Museum

Perryville MARC Train Station, 650 Broad Street, Perryville. 12-4pm. The museum features railroad pictures and memorabilia from different time periods of Perryville history. There is a model train layout showing how the tracks for both Norfolk Southern and Amtrak run through Perryville. www.perryvillemd.org

21  Mason Dixon Large Scale Railroad Society

Bel Air Town Center, 500 Block of Baltimore Pike (US Business 1, enter between Chili's and Taco Bell and go straight), Bel Air. 12-5pm. View two G-gauge layouts: a large, 72-foot long modular layout with scratchbuilt model structures the depicting local area and lots of animated scenes. Also, a smaller Christmas tree layout with illuminated buildings in a wintry scene is in the store window. www.mdlsrs.com

21  Chesapeake Susquehanna & Western Model Railroad

36 Porter Road, North East. 1-5pm. 16th Annual Christmas Model Train Open House has been under construction for the past 16 years and continues to change each year. For information or directions, please call our office between 8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday. 410.658.4297

21  Sounds of the Season: Catherine Street Consort

HCPL, Bel Air Branch, 2-4pm. All ages. Enjoy the instrumental offerings of this colonial recorder group as well as fascinating information about the instruments and style of music. 410.638.3151

21  Merry Tuba Christmas

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street.  Registration 2-4pm; Rehearsal 2:30-4pm; Performance 4:30-5:30pm.  This year will be the eighth annual Merry Tuba Christmas.  Come and bring your tubas, euphoniums and baritone horns to make this event even bigger.  Registration Fee $5; Music Cost $15 (unless you have music from a previous Tuba Christmas event).  No admission fee for the audience.  Bring a music stand, dress festively and decorate your instrument.  410.391.7832

21  Otterly Fun!

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-3pm. Ages: All, under 13 w/adult. Can you scamper like an otter? Examine bones, skull, paw prints and furskin to learn about the otter’s lifestyle. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

21  Jazz on Sundays with Kristin Callahan

Chesapeake Arts Center, Studio 194 Theatre, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, 3pm. Presented by The Chesapeake Arts Center. Doors open 2:30pm. Show 3pm. Everyone in the jazz scene today who has heard Kristin Callahan is in agreement--her voice is fresh, vibrant, and one to watch in the years to come. Kristin has that rare ability to coax listeners into the anticipation of each note, enticing people into the very soul of the music. Quiet and unassuming, Callahan has a stage presence that is both sweet and sexy, one that catches everyone off guard and then keeps them there until the very last note. From her lovely smiles between songs to her flawless execution of some of the most demanding pieces, Kristin exudes the perfect combination of country charm and urbane hipness. Kristin has been singing since she could speak, and she was fortunate to have her church and school community recognize her talent and encourage her to develop it over the years. As a young artist, she received a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music summer program. In the decade since, Kristin has been actively performing, being featured on many electronic artists’ albums in the DC/Baltimore area and performing throughout the region. She spent many years exploring different genres, until she discovered a love for jazz. In 2009, while recording her first album, “A New Love”, she met Vince Evans, prolific teacher and pianist, and began to study under him. Evans’ mentorship has continued to be an inspiration to Kristin. Today, Kristin is fully focused on her art, mesmerizing listeners with a contribution to jazz that is entirely her own. She has been recording and performing with several accomplished musicians, and has just completed her second album, “One Magic Day,” which includes many phenomenal musicians, such as the remarkable vibraphonist Warren Wolf, as well as Eric Wheeler, JC Jefferson Jr. and Vince Evans. Tickets - Adult $25, Military $23.50, Senior $22.50 ( 62+), CAC Member $22.50, Children 12 & Under $ 10. 410.636.6597 • info@chesapeakearts.orghttps://www.facebook.com/events

22, 23  Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company 33rd Annual Train Garden

3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 6:30-9pm. 410.692.7890 • www.jarrettsvillevfc.com

22-24  Jacksonville Train Garden

Jacksonville Senior Center, 3605A Sweet Air Road, Phoenix. 10am-3:30pm. The Jacksonville Train Garden has expanded this year and includes more Jacksonville landmarks, Fort McHenry, Disney's Magic Kingdom, the modeled home of last year's raffle winner and more. 410.887.8208 • www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/aging/centers/jacksonville.html

23  Chesapeake Susquehanna & Western Model Railroad

36 Porter Road, North East. 6:30-9pm. 16th Annual Christmas Model Train Open House has been under construction for the past 16 years and continues to change each year. For information or directions, please call our office between 8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday. 410.658.4297

23-24  Historical Society of Harford County

143 N. Main Street, 9am-3pm.  Closed holiday weekends. Local historical exhibits, maps, plats, photographs, genealogy and 1800’s newspapers.  Lectures, programs and social events throughout the year. 410.838.7691 • HARCHIS@msn.comwww.harfordhistory.org

24  Diabetes Support Group

McFaul Senior Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, 10:30-11:30am. FREE admission. (Meetings subject to change). 410.638.4040

26  Mason Dixon Large Scale Railroad Society

Bel Air Town Center, 500 Block of Baltimore Pike (US Business 1, enter between Chili's and Taco Bell and go straight), Bel Air. 5-8pm. View two G-gauge layouts: a large, 72-foot long modular layout with scratchbuilt model structures the depicting local area and lots of animated scenes. Also, a smaller Christmas tree layout with illuminated buildings in a wintry scene is in the store window. www.mdlsrs.com

26  Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company 33rd Annual Train Garden

3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 6:30-9pm. 410.692.7890 • www.jarrettsvillevfc.com

26, 27  Jacksonville Train Garden

Jacksonville Senior Center, 3605A Sweet Air Road, Phoenix. 10am-3:30pm. The Jacksonville Train Garden has expanded this year and includes more Jacksonville landmarks, Fort McHenry, Disney's Magic Kingdom, the modeled home of last year's raffle winner and more. 410.887.8208 • www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/aging/centers/jacksonville.html

26-28  Christopher’s Train Garden

Broom’s Bloom Ice Cream and Dairy Store, 1700 South Fountain Green Road (MD 543), Bel Air. 12-8pm. Train garden displayed in memory of Christopher Cooper by his family and friends. See the Ocean City Boardwalk, complete with an operating model roller coaster, rides and many other favorite OC attractions. Come experience the magic of the Polar Express. Enjoy trains of all sizes as they circle in and around models of local favorites such as Bel Air’s Main Street, Brooms Bloom Dairy Farm and Annie’s Playground. Feel the holiday spirit with the Dickens and Christmas Villages along with lots of animation including skiers, snowboarders, ice skaters and much more. There is a play area for children with a train table and an area to color, read stories and write letters to Santa. 410.399.COWS • www.bbdairy.com

27  Historical Society of Harford County

143 N. Main Street, 10am-2pm. 4th Saturday Open House. Local historical exhibits, maps, plats, photographs, genealogy and 1800’s newspapers. Lectures, programs and social events throughout the year. 410.838.7691 • HARCHIS@msn.comwww.harfordhistory.org

27  Let It Snow

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10-11:30am. Ages 3-6 w/adult. Snow will be the star of the show as we listen to stories, make a craft, and walk in the woods. Return to the Center and warm up with hot chocolate and tasty treats. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70 member; $3 non member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

27  Chesapeake Susquehanna & Western Model Railroad

36 Porter Road, North East. 11am-4pm. 16th Annual Christmas Model Train Open House has been under construction for the past 16 years and continues to change each year. For information or directions, please call our office between 8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday. 410.658.4297

27  Mason Dixon Large Scale Railroad Society

Bel Air Town Center, 500 Block of Baltimore Pike (US Business 1, enter between Chili's and Taco Bell and go straight), Bel Air. 12-9pm. View two G-gauge layouts: a large, 72-foot long modular layout with scratchbuilt model structures the depicting local area and lots of animated scenes. Also, a smaller Christmas tree layout with illuminated buildings in a wintry scene is in the store window. www.mdlsrs.com

27  Estuary Science Lab - Frozen Water is Cool!

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2:30-4pm. Ages 5-12. Did you know frozen water can grab a string, push up weights, keep animals warm, and more! Discover why solid water is so unique through a variety of experiments. Make-n-take snow crystals. Bonus: sing songs from “Frozen” while helping make ice cream in a can. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70 member; $3 non member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

27, 28  Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company 33rd Annual Train Garden

3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 9am-9pm. 410.692.7890 • www.jarrettsvillevfc.com

28  Holiday Open House

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Gather up your family and guests and drop in to the Estuary Center for a relaxing afternoon visiting with the naturalist, celebrating a year of accomplishments, taking a holiday themed photo with the critters, and enjoying light refreshments. No registration, no fee, all ages. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

28  Perryville Railway Museum

Perryville MARC Train Station, 650 Broad Street, Perryville. 12-4pm. The museum features railroad pictures and memorabilia from different time periods of Perryville history. There is a model train layout showing how the tracks for both Norfolk Southern and Amtrak run through Perryville. www.perryvillemd.org

28  Mason Dixon Large Scale Railroad Society

Bel Air Town Center, 500 Block of Baltimore Pike (US Business 1, enter between Chili's and Taco Bell and go straight), Bel Air. 12-5pm. View two G-gauge layouts: a large, 72-foot long modular layout with scratchbuilt model structures the depicting local area and lots of animated scenes. Also, a smaller Christmas tree layout with illuminated buildings in a wintry scene is in the store window. www.mdlsrs.com

28  Chesapeake Susquehanna & Western Model Railroad

36 Porter Road, North East. 1-5pm. 16th Annual Christmas Model Train Open House has been under construction for the past 16 years and continues to change each year. For information or directions, please call our office between 8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday. 410.658.4297

28  Historic Hays House

324 Kenmore Avenue. 1-4pm. Open 2nd and 4th Sundays, March thru mid-December, or by appointment.  A collection of furniture, artwork, china, artifacts and other items of domestic life are exhibited.  Built in 1788, the house reflects the prosperous lifestyle of the influential merchant and landowner after whom it is named.  Sponsored by The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc.  410.838.7691

28  Susquehanna Ministerium: HdG Church Tour

2-4pm. Self-guided tour of the churches of HdG 19th and 20th century churches. Beautiful stained glass windows & Nativity scenes, angelically decorated for Christ's birth. FREE. 410.937.1790

29  Jacksonville Train Garden

Jacksonville Senior Center, 3605A Sweet Air Road, Phoenix. 10am-8pm. The Jacksonville Train Garden has expanded this year and includes more Jacksonville landmarks, Fort McHenry, Disney's Magic Kingdom, the modeled home of last year's raffle winner and more. 410.887.8208 • www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/aging/centers/jacksonville.html

29, 30  Mason Dixon Large Scale Railroad Society

Bel Air Town Center, 500 Block of Baltimore Pike (US Business 1, enter between Chili's and Taco Bell and go straight), Bel Air. 12-9pm. View two G-gauge layouts: a large, 72-foot long modular layout with scratchbuilt model structures the depicting local area and lots of animated scenes. Also, a smaller Christmas tree layout with illuminated buildings in a wintry scene is in the store window. www.mdlsrs.com

29-31   Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company 33rd Annual Train Garden

3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 6:30-9pm. 410.692.7890 • www.jarrettsvillevfc.com

30  Historical Society of Harford County

143 N. Main Street, 9am-3pm.  Closed holiday weekends. Local historical exhibits, maps, plats, photographs, genealogy and 1800’s newspapers.  Lectures, programs and social events throughout the year. 410.838.7691 • HARCHIS@msn.comwww.harfordhistory.org

30  Chesapeake Susquehanna & Western Model Railroad

36 Porter Road, North East. 6:30-9pm. 16th Annual Christmas Model Train Open House has been under construction for the past 16 years and continues to change each year. For information or directions, please call our office between 8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday. 410.658.4297

30, 31  Jacksonville Train Garden

Jacksonville Senior Center, 3605A Sweet Air Road, Phoenix. 10am-3:30pm. The Jacksonville Train Garden has expanded this year and includes more Jacksonville landmarks, Fort McHenry, Disney's Magic Kingdom, the modeled home of last year's raffle winner and more. 410.887.8208 • www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/aging/centers/jacksonville.html

31  Midnight Noon at the Maryland Science Center

Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street, Baltimore, 10am-2pm. Ring in the New Year at the Maryland Science Center! Join us for our 7th annual New Year’s Eve celebration, Midnight Noon, where children can enjoy the ball drop before bed time. Crafts will be available from 10am-2pm while supplies last. Guests can look forward to decorating party hats, constructing noise makers and making glittery snow globes. The festivities continue with the sounds of popular kids band Milkshake as they take the stage at 11:30am. Their Grammy-nominated tunes will keep you dancing throughout the day. Food will be available for purchase in Beaker’s Cafe on the day of the event. The entire Science Center will be open and ready for you to explore. All activities are FREE with paid admission, and free to members. Box office opens at 10am the day of this event. You do not need to RSVP for this event. For more information, please call 410.545.5980 • rbenner@mdsci.orgwww.mdsci.org/event/domino-day/

31  Noon Year's Eve at My Gym Bel Air

My Gym Children's Fitness Center, 1206-C Agora Dr, Bel Air. 10:30am-12:30pm. RIng in the New Year with the awesome My Gym staff!! Live deejay pumping the best tunes, a bounce house, awesome games, refreshments, and of course a balloon drop! Let's start the New Year off right, by celebrating with friends while staying active! This parent participation event is $15 a child. Members and Non-Members are welcome, however you must reserve a spot in advance. $15/child. Call us now! 410.838.3042 • belair@mygym.comwww.mygym.com/belair

31  Waters Edge New Year's Eve 2015

Water's Edge Event Center Grand Ballroom, 4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp. 8pm-1am. Champagne Wishes & Chocolate Dreams, ringing in the new year at Water's Edge Events Center Grand Ballroom.  Menu includes Heavy Appetizers, featuring Prime Rib, Raw Bar and Open Bar with live music by Panama. Formal photography is also available by Leo Hepner.  Discounted hotel rooms available at Homewood Suites by Hilton, (call direct to book reservation for room at 410.297.8585). $125 pp. 410.297.9467 • www.weec.info

31  New Year’s Eve Duck Drop & Fireworks

451 Lewis Lane (on the grounds of the Activity Center and HdG Middle School), Havre de Grace. Begin the countdown to 2015 by enjoying the annual Duck Drop and Fireworks celebration. FREE. 410.939.2100

January

1  Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company 33rd Annual Train Garden

3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 1-9pm. 410.692.7890 • www.jarrettsvillevfc.com

2  Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company 33rd Annual Train Garden

3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 6:30-9pm. 410.692.7890 • www.jarrettsvillevfc.com

3  Historic Mill Guided Tour

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages: All (children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult). Learn about the history of the mill at Eden Mill! This tour will touch on the mill’s historic significance and the role that it played in the advancement of the local area, as well as how select machinery operated during the milling process. Pre-registration required. Members $3; non-members $5. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

3  Video Game Workshop

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 10-11:30am. Ages 12-15. Learn to use Scratch, the MIT-based programming language, to build an ecological food web video game. This class teaches basics in animation and game design.  Create a game based on predator-prey principles, then challenge family and friends to get the highest score.  *A laptop is needed as well as parental approval to create an account with Scratch. Registration required – space is limited. $18/member; $20/non-member per child for 4-week workshop. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

3  Journal Through Nature

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 1-3pm. Ages 14-adult. Start off the new year with a way to appreciate the great outdoors! Make your very own nature journal and learn different ways to record your experiences as you walk through the woods. Make your first entry at Leight Park. Registration required – space is limited. $7.20/member; $8/non-member per journal. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

3  If Bones Could Talk

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 3-4:30pm. Ages 12-adult, under 13 w/adult. You can tell a lot about an animal just by looking at its bones. Learn how to make an educated guess about how an animal is adapted for survival from the clues within its bones. Space is limited – registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

3, 4  Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company 33rd Annual Train Garden

3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 9am-9pm. 410.692.7890 • www.jarrettsvillevfc.com

4  Nature Tales

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 12:30pm. Story time with a natural twist!  Come listen to some stories, learn new songs and move like the animals. Drop in program.  No registration, no fee, all ages. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

4  If You Feed Them, They Will Come

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 1-2pm. Ages 13-adult. Join birder Phil Powers to learn what birds frequent backyards in Harford County and their feeder and food preferences. Space is limited – registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

4  Attention Future Scientists

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 2:30-4pm. Ages 11-adult, under 13 w/adult. Put on a lab coat, goggles, and gloves as you make predictions and do experiments to better understand the water quality in Otter Point Creek. Space is limited – registration required. $2.70/member; $3/non-member per person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

6  Tiny Wonders: Hiding from Winter

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 years old with adult. What do preschoolers wonder about? Let us answer their questions on topics of high interest for 2-5 year olds. A former teacher, Kim Truxel, works to cultivate a child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement, and dramatic play. Pre-registration required. $8 per member with $6 per member sibling or $10 per non-member per date (adults are free). 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

6  Funerals: The Advantages of Pre-Planning

Autumn Assisted Living at Bel Air, 1415 St. Francis Road, Bel Air. 7-9pm. Cindy Truax of Highvew Memorial Gardens will tell you how a funeral leaves most people feeling a little uneasy. More adults are finding that preplanning a funeral offers great emotional and even financial security for them and their families. With preplanning, families find comfort in knowing that the funeral reflects what their loved one wanted. It also gives them peace of mind to not have to make important decisions at a stressful time. FREE. 410.420.6700 • admin@autumnassistedlivingba.comwww.autumnassistedlivingba.com

7  January Preschool: Winter Wonderland

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12 (without adult). Let’s explore the park and trails this time of year to see what all the critters that adapt to winter are up to. Pre-registration required. Members $25/$22 siblings; non-members $30. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

9  Pre-School Nature Series: Fun in the Den

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 years old with adult. This exciting Nature Series features activities, live animals, crafts, snacks and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Taught by “Tiny Wonders” instructor, Kim Truxel. Pre-registration required. $8 member with $6/member sibling. $10/non-member per date. Adults are free. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

9  Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company 33rd Annual Train Garden

3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 6:30-9pm. 410.692.7890 • www.jarrettsvillevfc.com

10  Geology Hike

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages 14 and over. Did you know that the geology of Eden Mill is best viewed during the winter? Hike around the park to explore the different geological features found in northern Harford County and exhibited at Eden Mill. Members $3; non-members $5. Pre-registration required. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

10  Video Game Workshop

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 10-11:30am. Ages 12-15. Learn to use Scratch, the MIT-based programming language, to build an ecological food web video game. This class teaches basics in animation and game design.  Create a game based on predator-prey principles, then challenge family and friends to get the highest score.  *A laptop is needed as well as parental approval to create an account with Scratch. Registration required – space is limited. $18/member; $20/non-member per child for 4-week workshop. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

10  I’m Covered with a Health Plan I Can Afford

Elkton High School, 110 James Street, Elkton. 10am-2pm. Come in to enroll in health coverage. FREE. 1.855.642.8572 • www.marylandhealthconnection.gov

10  Kohl & Company

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 1 and 4pm. Back by popular demand, Kohl & Company will have everyone rolling in the aisles with their unique blend of magic, music and hilarity.  Don’t miss the side-splitting antics of these wacky magicians who have appeared with Randy Travis, Jeff Foxworthy, and Jerry Lewis.  BGE Family Series.  $8-$16. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

10  Butterfly & Hummingbird Children’s Garden

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 1:30-2:30pm. Ages 3-adult, under 13 w/adult. Children and gardening are natural fun! Watch a slide tour of butterflies and hummingbirds visiting blooming native plants while making a decorated pot with garden signs, soil and native plant seedlings.  Reward yourself with butterfly cookies. Space is limited – registration required. $9/member; $10/non-member per garden. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

10  Leight Speaker Series - Nature and Nosh

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 4-6pm. Adults. The Anita C. Leight Speaker Series offers informal lectures on topics of interest in the field of natural science. These events are intended for general audiences and provide an opportunity for people to interact with local scientists and science educators while learning about relevant research and gaining practical knowledge. Each informal lecture will be followed by a social time including refreshments, when participants can continue discussions with the speaker. Greener Pastures:  Digester Adds to Dairy Sustainability - by Bill and Phyllis Kilby, Kilby Cream. The Kilby farm in Cecil County is known for its production of farm products as well as sustainability practices. Hear about their environmental strategies, including the newest technology. Space is limited – registration required. Donations welcome. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

10  Winter Sunset Campfire

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 4:30-6pm. Ages: all, under 3 w/adult. Watch as the sun settles on Otter Point Creek while keeping warm by the glowing fire and enjoying roasted treats. Space is limited – registration required. $3.60/member; $4/non-member per person or $13.50/member; $15/non-member per family. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

10, 11  Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company 33rd Annual Train Garden

3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 9am-9pm. 410.692.7890 • www.jarrettsvillevfc.com

10  Deer Creek Coffeehouse - Zoe Mulford in Concert

1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Backing her clear voice with guitar or claw-hammer banjo, Zoe Mulford draws on the traditional music of the US and the British Isles to make sense of the modern world. Her vivid storytelling and down-to-earth humor take listeners on an enjoyable journey. Suggested donation: $10-Adults, $5-Students. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

11  Meet a Critter

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 12:30pm. Check out one of our live critters up close while discovering what makes that animal special. Drop in program.  No registration, no fee, all ages. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

11  Snowman Shelf-Sitter Gourd

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 2-3:30pm. Ages 6 and over. Create a snowman from a bottle gourd. Use sharpies to decorate his face, add a handmade top hat and his stick arms which hold three hearts to make this adorable holiday decoration! Pre-registration required. Members $12; non-members $14. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

13  Tiny Wonders: Bear Hug

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 years old with adult. What do preschoolers wonder about? Let us answer their questions on topics of high interest for 2-5 year olds. A former teacher, Kim Truxel, works to cultivate a child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement, and dramatic play. Pre-registration required. $8 per member with $6 per member sibling or $10 per non-member per date (adults are free). 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

13  Alzheimer's Association Memory Cafe

Liberatore's Ristorante & Catering of Bel Air, 562 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air, 6-7pm. Memory Cafe is a social engagement program in a safe and relaxed place where people with early-stage dementia, their families and friends, health and social care professionals come together for a unique blend of education and support. Anyone affected by early-stage dementia is welcome to attend. FREE. 800.272.3900 • ywright@alz.orgwww.alz.org/maryland

13  Newcomers Club of Harford County

Meets at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 Churchville Road, Bel Air; 7pm. September through May.  Provides opportunities for residents, whether you are new or have been here a while and want to make friends, get involved in interest groups and learn more about the community.  www.newcomersofharfordcounty.comharfordnewcomers@gmail.com

14  January Preschool: Winter Wonderland

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12 (without adult). Let’s explore the park and trails this time of year to see what all the critters that adapt to winter are up to. Pre-registration required. Members $25/$22 siblings; non-members $30. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

17  Winter Hike

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages 18 and over. This guided hike will tour the natural diversity found at Eden Mill, focusing on changing ecosystems. Pre-registration required. Members $3; non-members $5. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

17  Video Game Workshop

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 10-11:30am. Ages 12-15. Learn to use Scratch, the MIT-based programming language, to build an ecological food web video game. This class teaches basics in animation and game design.  Create a game based on predator-prey principles, then challenge family and friends to get the highest score.  *A laptop is needed as well as parental approval to create an account with Scratch. Registration required – space is limited. $18/member; $20/non-member per child for 4-week workshop. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

17  As Snug as a Bug in a ???

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 11am-12pm. Ages 5-adult, under 13 w/adult. Hunt high and low through the nooks and crannies of Leight Park to find the chillin’ spots for insects in winter. Buggy treats afterwards. Space is limited – registration required. $2.70/member; $3/non-member per person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

17  Critter Dinner Time

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 1:30pm. Watch our turtles, amphibians, and snakes eat as you learn about these fascinating creatures. Drop in program. No registration, no fee, all ages. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

17  The Beauty of Still Life

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 1:30-3:30pm. Ages 12 – adult, under 13 w/adult. With watercolors and color pencil, capture the beauty that lies within still life. Bring your own items to work with or be inspired by some of ours. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited – registration required. $4.50/member; $5/non-member per person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

17  Owl Prowl

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 5:30-7pm. Meet at Bosely Conservancy. Ages 8-adult, under 13 w/adult. Wander the woods of Bosely Conservancy on a cold winter evening to hear the call of these elusive creatures and possibly catch a glimpse of them as you walk. Space is limited – registration required. $2.70/member; $3/non-member per person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

18  Frozen Marsh Walk

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 9-11am. Ages 16-adult. Venture out on the frozen wetlands to see what winter looks like from the perspective of the marsh critters. Warm refreshments provided.  Meeting location will be emailed. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70/member; $3/non-member per person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

21  January Preschool: Winter Wonderland

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12 (without adult). Let’s explore the park and trails this time of year to see what all the critters that adapt to winter are up to. Pre-registration required. Members $25/$22 siblings; non-members $30. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

21  Knee or Hip Pain?

Bulle Rock Clubhouse, 320 Blenheim Lane, Havre de Grace. 6pm. If you have chronic knee or hip pain, you may be a candidate for advanced robotic assisted surgery. Robotic assisted surgery creates a better fit and a more natural motion of the joint, and is more precise than traditional surgery. In certain individuals can be performed on an outpatient basis, allowing for a faster healing and recovery. Join Ed O'Mara, MD for a FREE info session to learn more. Registration is required by calling 443.643.BONE.

23  Pre-School Nature Series: Snow Wonder

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 years old with adult. This exciting Nature Series features activities, live animals, crafts, snacks and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Taught by “Tiny Wonders” instructor, Kim Truxel. Pre-registration required. $8 member with $6/member sibling. $10/non-member per date. Adults are free. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

23, 24  HCC Actors guild in The Gifted Program

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. In 1986, the very bottom of Racine, Wisconsin’s high school social food chain consists of the remaining members of the Dungeons & Dragons club – four socially awkward refugees from a defunct program for talented gifted students.  When one of them is revealed to be the mysterious radio call-in Romeo courting the school’s most popular girl, the simple pursuit of an education becomes a fight for survival.  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

24  Video Game Workshop

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 10-11:30am. Ages 12-15. Learn to use Scratch, the MIT-based programming language, to build an ecological food web video game. This class teaches basics in animation and game design.  Create a game based on predator-prey principles, then challenge family and friends to get the highest score.  *A laptop is needed as well as parental approval to create an account with Scratch. Registration required – space is limited. $18/member; $20/non-member per child for 4-week workshop. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

24  I’m Covered with a Health Plan I Can Afford

HEAT Center, 1201 Technology Drive, Aberdeen. 11am-4pm. Come in to enroll in health coverage. FREE. 1.855.642.8572 • www.marylandhealthconnection.gov

24  Leight Speaker Series - Nature and Nosh

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 4-6pm. Adults. The Anita C. Leight Speaker Series offers informal lectures on topics of interest in the field of natural science. These events are intended for general audiences and provide an opportunity for people to interact with local scientists and science educators while learning about relevant research and gaining practical knowledge. Each informal lecture will be followed by a social time including refreshments, when participants can continue discussions with the speaker. Fun Facts about Shellfish by Christopher Judy, Marylanders Grow Oysters Program. Oysters are the water filters of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, improving water quality wherever they are located.  Join us to hear Chris Judy describe the benefits of creating oyster cultures in Bay waters. Donations welcome. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

24  Starry, Starry Night

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 5:30-7pm. Ages – all, under 13 w/adult. Head to the Estuary Center on a cool winter’s night for a campfire, snacks, and stargazing delight. $3.60/member; $4/non-member per person or $13.50/member; $15/non-member per family. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

25  6th Annual Shrimp & Bull Roast

Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 1-5pm. Benefits Eden Mill Nature Center. Pit Beef & Ham, Steamed & Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Creole, Swedish Meatballs, Red Potatoes, Green Beans, Salads, Dessert, Beer, Soda, No BYOB. DJ: Friendly Entertainment. Prizes, Raffles, Money Wheel, Prize Wheel, 50/50, Dancing! No sales at the door. Tickets must be purchased by 1/17/15. Buy your tickets early as we were sold out last year! If you sell a table of 10, you will receive 10 free raffle tickets to use at the event! $40 per person. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

25  Bodacious Bears

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-3pm. Ages – all, under 13 w/adult. Bears are highly intelligent and have keen senses! Gain an understanding of these fascinating mammals by examining a black bear skull, teeth, paw prints and furskin for clues about its forest home and habits. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

25  HCC Actors Huild in The Gifted Program

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. In 1986, the very bottom of Racine, Wisconsin’s high school social food chain consists of the remaining members of the Dungeons & Dragons club – four socially awkward refugees from a defunct program for talented gifted students.  When one of them is revealed to be the mysterious radio call-in Romeo courting the school’s most popular girl, the simple pursuit of an education becomes a fight for survival.  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

29-2/1  2015 Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show

Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, Baltimore. 1/29 – 11am-9pm; 1/30 – 11am-9pm; 1/31 – 10am-9pm; 2/1 – 10am-5pm. Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show grows 20 percent, features boat loads of fun and education including new Progressive Boat School, chance to try stand up paddleboarding indoors, and Wicked Tuna appearances. The 2015 Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show drops anchor with an additional 32,000 sq. ft. of floor space, featuring more fun for all ages and more boats to shop for every budget and lifestyle. The annual boat show hosts hundreds of new boats, from luxury cruisers and fishing boats to family runabouts and pontoons, plus dozens of booths boasting the latest in marine accessories and electronics. Additional highlights of the 2015 boat show include the new Progressive Boat School led by the Annapolis School of Seamanship, featuring free interactive boating education; a new area providing visitors the chance to try the latest fitness craze, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP); and dozens of DIY seminars from Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center. The Kids’ Zone features daily activities for the smallest of sailors and boaters. $12 for adults; FREE for children 15 and under (when accompanied by an adult).  For tickets, show news, discounts and giveaways, visit BaltimoreBoatShow.com, Facebook (facebook.com/BaltimoreBoatShow), Twitter (@BaltBoatShow), and #BaltBoatShow. 410.224.7633 • baltboatshow@gmail.comwww.BaltimoreBoatShow.com

30  Maximum Entertainment & Atlantic Theater Company in Ivy + Bean, The Musical

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. From the moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they would never like each other.  But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, and Ivy comes to the rescue, the two become an inseparable team.  Based on The New York Times best-selling children’s book series, this irresistible story has mischief and giggles around every turn.  BGE Family Series. $8-$16. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

31  Historic Mill Guided Tour

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages: All (children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult). Learn about the history of the mill at Eden Mill! This tour will touch on the mill’s historic significance and the role that it played in the advancement of the local area, as well as how select machinery operated during the milling process. Pre-registration required. Members $3; non-members $5. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

31  World Wetlands Day Festival

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 12-4pm. Celebrate World Wetlands Day inside at the Estuary Center! Food and fun activities for all ages. Wetlands Scavenger Hunt, Wetland Deli, Exhibitors, Games, Music, Live Animal Demonstrations, and lots more! Visit www.ramsar.org for additional activities and information.

31  Night Hike and Campfire: Winter Landscape

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 7-9pm. Ages 6 and over. Eden Mill nature trails may be familiar to us during the day, but offer a completely different experience at night. Join us to learn about adaptations to allow you to navigate comfortably in the dark and night sky. We will utilize sensory awareness experiments for vision, hearing, smell, and touch, then end the evening with a campfire and smores! Pre-registration required. Members $5; non-members $8. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

31  HCC Actors Guild in The Gifted Program

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. In 1986, the very bottom of Racine, Wisconsin’s high school social food chain consists of the remaining members of the Dungeons & Dragons club – four socially awkward refugees from a defunct program for talented gifted students.  When one of them is revealed to be the mysterious radio call-in Romeo courting the school’s most popular girl, the simple pursuit of an education becomes a fight for survival.  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

February

1  HCC Actors Guild in The Gifted Program

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. In 1986, the very bottom of Racine, Wisconsin’s high school social food chain consists of the remaining members of the Dungeons & Dragons club – four socially awkward refugees from a defunct program for talented gifted students.  When one of them is revealed to be the mysterious radio call-in Romeo courting the school’s most popular girl, the simple pursuit of an education becomes a fight for survival.  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

3  Tiny Wonders: Tracks in the Snow

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 years old with adult. What do preschoolers wonder about? Let us answer their questions on topics of high interest for 2-5 year olds. A former teacher, Kim Truxel, works to cultivate a child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement, and dramatic play. Pre-registration required. $8 per member with $6 per member sibling or $10 per non-member per date (adults are free). 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

7  Geology Hike

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages 14 and over. Did you know that the geology of Eden Mill is best viewed during the winter? Hike around the park to explore the different geological features found in northern Harford County and exhibited at Eden Mill. Members $3; non-members $5. Pre-registration required. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

7  Still Life Drawing

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-11am. Ages 13-adult. Interested in sketching from nature and learning more about your subjects? Then join Eden Mill for winter still life drawing for an opportunity to explore seeing natural objects, both hard and soft, with an informed eye. After a brief presentation, spend the morning drawing from your choice of many still life arrangements. All skill levels are invited to participate! This program has been assisted by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Harford County Government through the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Pre-registration required. Members $7; non-members $9. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

8  Hearts Bowl: A Gourd Craft

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 2-3:30pm. Ages 6 and over. Decorate a cannonball gourd to use for your Valentine candy! Pre-registration required. Members $12; non-members $14. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

8  Winter Doldrums

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater and Student Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3-5pm. Enjoy the HCC Music faculty’s annual concert in the Chesapeake Center, then stroll over to the Student Center and admire the Art + Design faculty’s annual exhibit of paintings, sculpture, photographs, digital art, and ceramics in the Chesapeake Gallery.  Join the HCC Artists in Residence “After Hours” at a reception featuring hot jazz, cool drinks, and tasty treats.  $1-$15. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

10  Alzheimer's Association Memory Cafe

Liberatore's Ristorante & Catering of Bel Air, 562 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air, 6-7pm. Memory Cafe is a social engagement program in a safe and relaxed place where people with early-stage dementia, their families and friends, health and social care professionals come together for a unique blend of education and support. Anyone affected by early-stage dementia is welcome to attend. FREE. 800.272.3900 • ywright@alz.orgwww.alz.org/maryland

11  February Homeschool: Maple Sugarin’

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12 (without adult). Learn firsthand how to use maple trees to create maple syrup and maple sugar! We will tap trees in the park and create our own maple syrup! Pre-registration required. Members $25/$22 siblings; non-members $30. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

13  Pre-School Nature Series: This Little Heart of Mine

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 years old with adult. This exciting Nature Series features activities, live animals, crafts, snacks and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Taught by “Tiny Wonders” instructor, Kim Truxel. Pre-registration required. $8 member with $6/member sibling. $10/non-member per date. Adults are free. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

14  Owls: Silent Hunters

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages 13 and over. Learn about the native owls of Harford County and the adaptations that they possess to give them advantages for night hunting. We will also dissect owl pellets to investigate what owls eat. Pre-registration required. Members $3; non-members $5. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

14  Night Hike and Campfire: Star Gazing

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 7-9pm. Ages 6 and over. Eden Mill nature trails may be familiar to us during the day, but offer a completely different experience at night. Join us to learn about adaptations to allow you to navigate comfortably in the dark and night sky. We will utilize sensory awareness experiments for vision, hearing, smell, and touch, then end the evening with a campfire and smores! Pre-registration required. Members $5; non-members $8. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

14  Deer Creek Coffeehouse - Ken & Brad Kolodner

1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and old-time fiddlers in the US, Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the clawhammer banjo. Suggested donation: $10-Adults, $5-Students. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

14  VoicePlay

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. Straight from NBC’s The Sing Off, a capella sensation VoicePlay brings their own incredible brand of entertainment to the Amoss stage.  An internationally acclaimed touring sensation, the group is blazing new trails and winning the hearts and imaginations of audiences across the country and around the world. $15-$25. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

17  Tiny Wonders: Clever as a Fox

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 years old with adult. What do preschoolers wonder about? Let us answer their questions on topics of high interest for 2-5 year olds. A former teacher, Kim Truxel, works to cultivate a child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement, and dramatic play. Pre-registration required. $8 per member with $6 per member sibling or $10 per non-member per date (adults are free). 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

17  Seasons of Recovery Workshop

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6:30-7pm - Registration/Refreshments; 7-8:30pm-Presentation, Q & A, Meet and Greet. HCC is co-sponsoring the Seasons of Recovery Workshop Series with Father Martin’s Ashley, an inpatient addition treatment center.  The education series is designed to serve all individuals and families in our community who are struggling with addiction, know someone who is, or simply want to learn more.  FREE.  No ticket required. For information, contact Alex Denstman, Director of Alumni Services at Father Martin’s Ashley, 410.273.2303

18  February Homeschool: Maple Sugarin’

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12 (without adult). Learn firsthand how to use maple trees to create maple syrup and maple sugar! We will tap trees in the park and create our own maple syrup! Pre-registration required. Members $25/$22 siblings; non-members $30. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

18  Environmental Risk Factors in Cancer Prevention

Kaufman Cancer Center, 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air, 5:30pm. Many people wonder if the environment they live in includes risk factors that can cause cancer. Join Philip Nivatpumin, MD, Medical Director at the Kaufman Cancer Center, as he discusses healthy habits for cancer prevention and environmental risk factors to consider. FREE. Registration is required by calling 443.643.3350. kthompson@uchs.orgwww.umuch.org

20  Pre-School Nature Series: Winter Wonderland

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 years old with adult. This exciting Nature Series features activities, live animals, crafts, snacks and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Taught by “Tiny Wonders” instructor, Kim Truxel. Pre-registration required. $8 member with $6/member sibling. $10/non-member per date. Adults are free. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

21  Winter Hike

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages 18 and over. This guided hike will tour the natural diversity found at Eden Mill, focusing on changing ecosystems. Pre-registration required. Members $3; non-members $5. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

21  Introduction to Honeybees and the Art of Beekeeping

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 12 and up. Delve into the secret world of honeybees! Topics will include: The honeybee itself, The hierarchy & habits within a colony, An introduction to the art of beekeeping. Pre-registration is required. $12/member or $14/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

22  Harford Mutual Presents 16th Annual Harford Community College Winter Wine Expo

Harford Community College, APGFCU Arena, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Hosted by Wine World Beer and Spirits and HCC Alumni & Friends Association. Sample fine wines from around the world, taste great craft brews, and savor delicious food from some of the area's top restaurants. Other highlights include chances to bid on unique auction items, try your luck in several raffles, and order wine and beer at discounted prices. Must be 21 years old to enter. Government-issued photo I.D. will be required for admittance.  No children or babies are permitted. HCC is tobacco free. All proceeds benefit the HCC Alumni & Friends Association.  Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting the Office of College & Alumni Development at 443.412.2449. General Admission: $40 in advance; $20 designated driver (in advance and at the door), $50 at the door. 443.412.2211

22  Sunday Afternoon Concert

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Fahnestock-Hontz Duo featuring Jeff Fahnestock, tenor and Jim Hontz, guitar.  $1-$10. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

25  February Homeschool: Maple Sugarin’

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12 (without adult). Learn firsthand how to use maple trees to create maple syrup and maple sugar! We will tap trees in the park and create our own maple syrup! Pre-registration required. Members $25/$22 siblings; non-members $30. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

27  Pre-School Nature Series: Fun in the Nest

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 years old with adult. This exciting Nature Series features activities, live animals, crafts, snacks and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Taught by “Tiny Wonders” instructor, Kim Truxel. Pre-registration required. $8 member with $6/member sibling. $10/non-member per date. Adults are free. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

27, 28  HCC Actors Guild in With a Bang

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. The end is coming – the book says so.  Chaplin, who was writing the book, is now dead and his daughter Margaret is being tapped by an array of unwilling angels to take up the task and finish the book to save the world.  As the end draws nigh in a torrent of blood and magic, the world comes closer to conclusion.  But how will the book end?  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

28  Historic Mill Guided Tour

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages: All (children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult). Learn about the history of the mill at Eden Mill! This tour will touch on the mill’s historic significance and the role that it played in the advancement of the local area, as well as how select machinery operated during the milling process. Pre-registration required. Members $3; non-members $5. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

28  Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid Live

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 12:30 and 4:30pm. Join Sid, Gabriela, Gerald and May as they take an incredible journey through the five senses and discover a very special super duper sixth sense.  Based on the popular PBS KIDS television show and produced by The Jim Henson Company, the audience will explore mysteries and discover wonders with plenty of laughs to go around. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

March

1  HCC Actors Guild in With a Bang

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. The end is coming – the book says so.  Chaplin, who was writing the book, is now dead and his daughter Margaret is being tapped by an array of unwilling angels to take up the task and finish the book to save the world.  As the end draws nigh in a torrent of blood and magic, the world comes closer to conclusion.  But how will the book end?  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

3  Tired of Chronic Hip or Knee Pain?

Liberatore's Restaurant, 562 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air, 6pm. Say goodbye to pain and hello to an active lifestyle. Presented by William Cook, MD of Upper Chesapeake Orthopedic Specialty Group. Dr. Cook will discuss options for treating joint pain. FREE. Registration is required by calling 443.643.BONE. kthompson@uchs.org • www.umuch.org

6, 7  HCC Actors Guild in With a Bang

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. The end is coming – the book says so.  Chaplin, who was writing the book, is now dead and his daughter Margaret is being tapped by an array of unwilling angels to take up the task and finish the book to save the world.  As the end draws nigh in a torrent of blood and magic, the world comes closer to conclusion.  But how will the book end?  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

8  HCC Actors Guild in With a Bang

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. The end is coming – the book says so.  Chaplin, who was writing the book, is now dead and his daughter Margaret is being tapped by an array of unwilling angels to take up the task and finish the book to save the world.  As the end draws nigh in a torrent of blood and magic, the world comes closer to conclusion.  But how will the book end?  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

8  LASOS’s 5th Annual Wine, Fondue & You!

MaGerks Pub, 120 S. Bond Street, Bel Air. 3-5pm. LASOS, Inc. is excited to feature the Rowdy Boys band.  Harford Vineyard & Winery will be serving some of their awarding winning wines which will be paired with savory and sweet fondue dishes. In addition to dance music, a silent auction and "Great Grapes" balloons will be part of the afternoon. LASOS, Inc., is a Harford County non-profit whose mission is to create resources to strengthen community partnerships. The organization addresses several areas of need in our county for non-native English speakers in the process of assimilating into American society. Their primary services are adult literacy classes, at-risk youth mentoring programs, family literacy services, financial literacy, technology and citizenship classes. Members are also provided referrals for other service providers in the county. The end result is that this community is more unified and supportive of others. Tickets are $35 or $30 for designated drivers. Sponsorships are also available. To be a part of this fundraiser go to winefondueandyou.eventzilla.net • 410.836.0333 • uphop@comcast.netwww.lasos.org

8  Timber!  Cirque Alfonse

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Cirque Alfonse showcases the rich circus tradition of their native Quebec – blending theatre, dance, live music, and folklore.  Fresh from their first European tour, this incredibly talented troupe performs epic feats of log walking, hatchet juggling, saw jumping, and unbelievable acrobatics set to the toe-tapping sounds of traditional Quebecois music with Q & A to learn about the creation of this innovative cirque experience.  Join the cast for a post-production discussion with Q & A to learn about the creation of this innovative cirque experience.  This engagement of Cirque Alfonse is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council. $15-$25. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

13  Evening of Jazz With Larry Brown Quintet

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. Performance featuring Larry Brown, piano.  $1-$10. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

13, 14  Phoenix Festival Theater in Fiddler on the Roof

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. In the small village of Anatevka, Tevye tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.  Rich in historical and ethnic tradition, Fiddler on the Roof has touched audiences around the world with humor, warmth, and honesty.  Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  $10-$20. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

14 Deer Creek Coffeehouse - Mike Agranoff

1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Mike Agranoff draws his material from sources as diverse as traditional ballads and fiddle tunes, Tin Pan Alley, contemporaries in the Folk World, and his own witty and sometimes satirical pen. He delivers it with a skilled hand on guitar, concertina and piano. Suggested donation: $10-Adults, $5-Students. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

15  Phoenix Festival Theater in Fiddler on the Roof

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 2pm. In the small village of Anatevka, Tevye tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.  Rich in historical and ethnic tradition, Fiddler on the Roof has touched audiences around the world with humor, warmth, and honesty.  Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  $10-$20. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

18  What Goes In, Must Come Out

Kaufman Cancer Center, 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air, 6pm. What you eat matters. Join us to understand your personal colorectal cancer risk. Presented by Reezwana Chowdhury, MD and Christine Lutes, RD (Registered Dietitian). FREE. Registration is required by calling 443.643.3350.  kthompson@uchs.orgwww.umuch.org

19  Evening for the Arts

Water's Edge Event Center, 4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp. 6-9pm. New Covenant Christian School presents an Evening for the Arts.  We are celebrating the creativity of our students by exhibiting student art and music.  We will also be hosting many fine arts vendors. $3 per person; $10 family. 410.420.7727 • office@ncpres.orgwww.newcovenantchristianschool.org

20-4/3  Black is . . .

Harford Community College, Student Center, Chesapeake Gallery, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. A curatorial collaboration between Heidi Neff, Associate Professor of Art + Design, and Sharoll Love, Student Diversity Specialist.  Chesapeake Gallery hours of operation are Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30am-7pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30am-5pm; and Fridays, 8am-4:30pm.  443.412.2461 • ecrisman@harford.edu

20, 21  Phoenix Festival Theater in Fiddler on the Roof

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. In the small village of Anatevka, Tevye tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.  Rich in historical and ethnic tradition, Fiddler on the Roof has touched audiences around the world with humor, warmth, and honesty.  Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  $10-$20. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

22  Phoenix Festival Theater in Fiddler on the Roof

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 2pm. In the small village of Anatevka, Tevye tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.  Rich in historical and ethnic tradition, Fiddler on the Roof has touched audiences around the world with humor, warmth, and honesty.  Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  $10-$20. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

22  Invitational A Cappella Festival

Perry Hall HS, 4601 Ebenezer Rd, Baltimore, 4pm. The Deer Creek Chorale is sponsoring a festival of outstanding a cappella singing groups from across the state with GQ, a women's quartet, as the main headliner. This is a benefit for the Susquehanna Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and the Maryland premiere of The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass featuring the Monroe Crossing on May 3, 2015. $15, student $5. artisticdirector@deercreekchorale.orgwww.deercreekchorale.org

23-27  5 Day Caroline Jasper Painting Workshop: POWERCOLOR RETREAT. Light, Land, Water, Still Life

Vandiver Inn, 301 S.Union Ave. Havre de Grace, 9am-4pm daily. Limit 10 students. All levels. Oils or acrylics. Hands-on. Impact instruction. Master advanced color concepts. Become a better painter. Gourmet lunch provided daily. Materials list sent upon registration. Lodging and art materials discounts. $520. Register online: http://www.carolinejasper.com/pages0/PaintingWorkshops.htm • 410.459.3915 • jasperinc@mindspring.comwww.carolinejasper.com

April

10  Theaterworks USA in Miss Nelson is Missing

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. This lighthearted musical tells the story about the students in Room 207 – the worst-behaved class in the whole school.  When Miss Nelson unexpectedly does not come to school one day, the class gets the strictest substitute they have ever met – Miss Viola Swamp – and the frantic search for Miss Nelson is on.  BGE Family Series.  $8-$16. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

10 Deer Creek Coffeehouse - The Don Juans (Grammy award songwriters)

1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Jon Vezner (guitar/piano) and Don Henry (guitar) were honored with a Grammy for Best Country Song and the Nashville Songwriters Association Song of the Year in 1990 for Where’ve You Been?, the true story of Vezner’s grandparents; the song was recorded by Vezner's wife, Kathy Mattea. Suggested donation: $10-Adults, $5-Students. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

11  Brass Transit: The Music of Chicago

Harford Community College, APGFCU Arena, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. The musical legacy of Chicago lives on with Brass Transit! Celebrating all the hits from Chicago's golden age, this talented group features a world-class horn section, rocking rhythm section, and vocals stacked sky high! Brass Transit transports the audience back to the free-wheeling days of the 70s with hits including "25 or 6 to 4," "Color My World," "Saturday In The Park," "Feelin' Stronger Every Day," and much more! $10-$20. 443.412.2211

12  Sunday Afternoon Concert

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. The Sound of Our Contemporary Fellows featuring Chungwon Lydia Chung, piano.  $1-$10. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

16  Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!

Harford Community College, APGFCU Arena, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. These talented hoofers make their Harford County debut in a performance like no other! Infusing their unpredictable blend of hard-hitting tap, high-spirited humor, and finger-snapping tunes, Rhythmic Circus satisfies their "rhythmic appetite" on everything from sand to folding chairs. Tapping their way from one musical genre to the next, they employ everything from funk to beat-box to salsa to unravel their tale. This unforgettable performance showcases "you have to see it to believe it" quality!! HCC is proud to partner with BGE to present this performance. Tickets - $10-$30. 443.412.2211

18  Lincoln’s Life and Legacy: Pt 2 "Beyond Gettysburg"

Bel Air Armory, 37 N Main St, Bel Air, 7:30-10pm. Lincoln’s Life and Legacy: A Musical & Historical Masterpiece in Two Parts, Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the End of the Civil War, Bel Air Armory. Concert, period photograph display and lecture featuring Dr. Duke Thompson on piano. Fee $25/both shows $40. Part 1: November 15 & Part 2: April 18, 2015. 410.638.5323 • Caterski@aol.comwww.harfordhistory.net

19  Walk MS: Bel Air 2015

Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe St., Bel Air. Registration check-in 9am; Walk begins at 10am. Join us for Walk MS: Bel Air 2015 at Bel Air High School! Walk MS is about connecting people living with multiple sclerosis and those who care about them. It is a day when we come together to show the power of our connections. 443.641.1209 • katie.amos@nmss.org

20-5/22  Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Harford Community College, Student Center, Chesapeake Gallery, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. A Baltimore/DC area arts professional is invited to jury the work of currently enrolled art students.  The curator is Elizabeth Crisman, Gallery Coordinator.   Chesapeake Gallery hours of operation are Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30-7pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30am-5pm; and Fridays, 8am-4:30pm. 443.412.2461 • ecrisman@harford.edu

23  The Changing Face of Head and Neck Cancer

Kaufman Cancer Center, 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air, 6pm. Join V. Dixon King, MD from UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and learn what's new in the treatment and prevention of head and neck cancer. FREE. Registration is required by calling 443.643.3350. kthompson@uchs.orgwww.umuch.org

24  Harford Dance Theatre:  Alice in Wonderland

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 5:30 and 8pm. From the company that brings you Harriet’s Happiest Halloween, Alice in Wonderland is a creative adaptation of the classic tale by Lewis Carroll.  Travel down the rabbit hole with Alice and the White Rabbit to meet the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and all of the beloved characters in Wonderland where everything gets “curiouser and curiouser!”  BGE Family Series.  $10-$15. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

24, 25  HCC Actors Guild:  Reefer Madness The Musical

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence.  Reefer Madness is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary.  Adult themes.  $8-$12. 443.412.2211  • Tickets.harford.edu  

25, 26  Harford Dance Theatre:  Alice in Wonderland

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 1 and 4pm. From the company that brings you Harriet’s Happiest Halloween, Alice in Wonderland is a creative adaptation of the classic tale by Lewis Carroll.  Travel down the rabbit hole with Alice and the White Rabbit to meet the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and all of the beloved characters in Wonderland where everything gets “curiouser and curiouser!”  BGE Family Series.  $10-$15. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

26  HCC Actors Guild:  Reefer Madness The Musical

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence.  Reefer Madness is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary.  Adult themes.  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

May

1  Casa Manana Theatre:  Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Let your hair down with this charming, somewhat Grimm new musical that blends not-too-scary with over-the-top fun.  Follow a silly dragon that’s lost his poof, an evil enchantress, a handsome prince, and his hairdressing sidekick on a search for true love and the perfect head of hair in this hilarious twist on the classic fairy tale.  Enjoy a free pre-show princess party with sparkly crafts and girly makeover magic.  BGE Family Series.  $8-$16. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

1  Evening of Jazz With Bob De Vos Quartet

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 8pm. Performance featuring Bob DeVos, guitar; Ralph Bowen, tenor saxophone; Dan Kostelnik, Hammond B3 organ; and Steve Johns, drums.  $1-$10. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

1, 2  HCC Actors Guild:  Reefer Madness The Musical

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence.  Reefer Madness is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary.  Adult themes.  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

3  HCC Actors Guild:  Reefer Madness The Musical

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence.  Reefer Madness is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary.  Adult themes.  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

3  Bel Air Community Band

Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe Street, Bel Air. 3pm. Harford County’s own Bel Air Community Band, under the direction of Scott Sharnetzka, will perform a variety of contemporary and traditional music appropriate to the season.  Free (No ticket required).

3  Monroe Crossing

North Harford High School Performing Arts Center, 211 Pylesville Road, Pylesville. 4pm. Guest Conductor Dr. Paul Rardin, Director of Choral Activities, Temple University. www.deercreekchorale.org

5  Seasons of Recovery Workshop

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6:30-7pm-Registration/Refreshments; 7-8:30pm - Presentation, Q & A, Meet and Greet. HCC is co-sponsoring the Seasons of Recovery Workshop Series with Father Martin’s Ashley, an inpatient addition treatment center.  The education series is designed to serve all individuals and families in our community who are struggling with addiction, know someone who is, or simply want to learn more.  FREE. No ticket required. For information, contact Alex Denstman, Director of Alumni Services at Father Martin’s Ashley, 410.273.2303

9 Deer Creek Coffeehouse - Jim Bizer & Jan Krist

1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Jan and Jim (acoustic guitars) pay homage to their roots, reflecting the music of their hometown and Midwest U.S.A. Their songs range from heartfelt to hilarious - sometimes both at once. Lush harmonies, intelligent and insightful lyrics, plenty of groove - and at the heart is the profound respect and playful interaction Jim and Jan share with their listeners. Suggested donation: $10-Adults, $5-Students. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

11  An Evening of Chamber Music

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. The Music Department of Harford Community College presents an evening of music student ensemble performances.  $1-$5. Tickets.harford.edu • 443.412.2211

13  Applied Music Students in Recital

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. The Music Department of Harford Community College presents talented students of vocal and instrumental music.  $1-$5. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

15  An Evening of Jazz With Second Shift and HCC Jazz Ensemble

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. HCCC’s vocal jazz ensemble under the direction of Marianne Pastelak, and instrumental jazz ensemble under the direction of Benny Russell, will appear in concert performing a variety of jazz styles including blues, swing, be-bop, and fusion.  $1-$5. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

16  Save the Date: Comedy Night

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. Enjoy an unforgettable evening with the trademark humor of an Emmy Award-winning comedienne.  Her name will be revealed and tickets will go on sale December 14, so stay tuned.  You won’t want to miss this comedy legend on the Amoss stage.  $20-$30. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

30  The Hit Men: Featuring the Former Stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons!

Harford Community College, APGFCU Arena, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Enjoy a nostalgic night of mega hits performed by former members of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Tommy James & the Shondells, and other memorable acts of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. These incredibly talented guys take an amazing look back through rock 'n' roll history performing all of your favorite hits like "Oh What a Night," "Who Loves You," "Sherry," "Crocodile Rock," "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," "Mony Mony," and many more! The Hit Men will regale you with great stories about what it was like on the road and in recording sessions with Frankie, Tommy, Carly, Cat, Jim and Elton. Relive the glory days of rock and roll with The Hit Men. You'll leave the theater saying "Oh, What a Night! $10-$30. 443.412.2211

30  The Hit Men

APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, 7pm. Enjoy a nostalgic night of mega hits performed by former members of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, acts of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.  These incredibly talented guys perform rock ‘n’ roll hits like “Oh What a Night,” “Who Loves You,” “Sherry,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” “Mony Mony,” and many more.  $10-$30. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

June

1-9/18  Pressure Marks: Modern and Contemporary Prints

Harford Community College, Student Center, Chesapeake Gallery, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. Jeff Ball, Associate Professor of Art History, is the curator.  Chesapeake Gallery hours of operation are Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30-7pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30am-5pm; and Fridays, 8am-4:30pm.  443.412.2461 • ecrisman@harford.edu;  

5, 6  Phoenix Festival Theater:  The Wizard of Oz

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion as they venture down the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the wonderful Wizard of Oz.  Featuring Baum’s iconic characters and filled with all the songs you love, The Wizard of Oz will take you on a magical journey to see what lies over the rainbow.  $10-$20. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

7, 14  Phoenix Festival Theater:  The Wizard of Oz

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion as they venture down the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the wonderful Wizard of Oz.  Featuring Baum’s iconic characters and filled with all the songs you love, The Wizard of Oz will take you on a magical journey to see what lies over the rainbow.  $10-$20. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

12, 13  Phoenix Festival Theater:  The Wizard of Oz

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion as they venture down the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the wonderful Wizard of Oz.  Featuring Baum’s iconic characters and filled with all the songs you love, The Wizard of Oz will take you on a magical journey to see what lies over the rainbow.  $10-$20. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

13  Deer Creek Coffeehouse - Roy Schneider

1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Multi-instrumentalist Roy Schneider is an award-winning songwriter and recording artist, performing his original songs on stages all over the U.S. and abroad since 2008. Twice a finalist in the prestigious Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition, Schneider has performed formal showcases at Folk Alliance conferences in Texas, New York, North Carolina and Arkansas, and in 2013 was a contestant on season 5 of NBC Television's "The Voice". Suggested donation: $10-Adults, $5-Students. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse