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Each season brings more opportunities to Keep it Local as community groups and businesses host events and activities that entertain and inspire. From arts performances and concerts, to community fund-raising, to charity runs and unique sales events, you'll find it all in our Calendar of Events.

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1  Bel Air Farmers Market

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Bldg Parking Lot, Bond and Thomas Streets, Bel Air, 7-11am. This market was established by several local farmers who wanted to give the community the ability to buy direct. Buying direct not only gives you fresh, local products, but is healthier for you and better for our environment. Come and meet the people behind the fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants and specialty products at The Bel Air Farmers' Market! FREE. www.belairfarmersmarket.com

1  Water Strider Pontoon Boat Rides: Birding by Boat

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9-10:30am. Ages 8-adult, under 13 w/adult. Join birder, Phil Powers, on a search for the beautiful marsh birds of Otter Point Creek. Meet at the Estuary Center’s Pontoon Pier Parking Lot on Rt. 40 just west of Otter Point Road. Space is limited, registration required. Ages 13-adult - $6; Ages 6-12 - $4. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

1  Historic Walking Tour

Downtown Havre de Grace, 10-11:30am. Enjoy a guided historic walking tour of the national register historic district. Learn about Havre de Grace history through the old buildings that tell it's story. www.mainstreethdg.com

1  St. Mary's Church Peach Festival

1 St. Mary’s Church Road, Abingdon. 11am-2pm. Fresh peach pie, cobbler, pound cake, Brooms Bloom Ice Cream, local vendors, Tot Lot,  Pit Beef, Ham, and Boardwalk Fries, Raffles going on throughout the day.

1  Summertime Seining

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 3-4:30pm. Ages 6-adult, under 13 w/adult. Get your feet wet using our 100 foot seine net and have hands-on fun with the fish we collect. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70/member; $3/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

1, 2  Artisan Demonstration Weekend

Steppingstone Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 1-4pm. Visit the Steppingstone Farm Museum as all shops are open with our volunteer artisans sharing the historic trades (blacksmithing, woodworking, weaving and more), and tour the historic house, visit the museum store and more! Bring a picnic lunch to round out your nice weekend visit. www.steppingstonemuseum.org

2  Critter Crimes – Creepy Crawly Things!

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-2pm. Ages 3-8 w/adult. A bug is taking over the Estuary Center! Learn all about these crawly creatures and use clues to determine what it is. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

2  Liriodendron Icehouse-Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

Liriodendron Mansion, 502 West Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1:30-4pm. This Native American exhibit of cultural life-ways, addresses the prehistoric exploitation of resources unique to this region. It is a reflection of Dr. Howard A. Kelly's abiding interest in the Natural Sciences. The displays follow a timeline from the Paleo migrations of the last glacial recession...through the Archaic landscape changes as the ancestral Susquehanna drainage evolved into the present Chesapeake Bay...to the late Woodland cultures that flourished prior to the European contact. Staffed fully by volunteers and is open on Sundays. FREE. For more information contact Dan Coates at 410.273.9619 • 410.808.2398 • www.liriodendron.com

2  Art Exhibit: Rev’d J. Gordon Anderson

Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. The Rev’d. J. Gordon Anderson’s paintings comprise a wide range of subject matter. But it is his sacred works and icons that set him apart from many other artists. His works are primarily in oil and egg tempera in a loose representational style. 410.8794424

2  Teddy Bear Pumpkin:  A Gourd Craft

Eden Mill, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 2-4pm. Ages 6 and over. Join Bobbie Lowe from Benjamin’s Landing and bring the family to make this cute teddy bear sitting in a pumpkin! Pre-registration required. $10 - members; $12 - non-members. 410.836.3050 • www.edenmill.org

2  Ladew Gardens’ Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert Series featuring Cara Kelly and the Tell Tale

The Great Bowl at Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 6-8pm. Ladew Gardens annual Summer Concert Series.  What better way to enjoy a glorious summer evening than groovin' to the music of some of Baltimore's most popular bands!  Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome, but please, no pets, alcohol or athletic equipment. Food and refreshments, including alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. Concerts continue each Sunday night through August 2nd. Reservations not required. Tickets are available at the door. $15 for non-members. $7 for Ladew members.  $13 for Seniors and Students.  $5 for Children (12 & under). 410.557.9466 • ecook@ladewgardens.comwww.LadewGardens.com

2  Jerusalem Mill Sunday Concerts

Jerusalem Mill Village, 2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, 6-8pm. Great Train Robbery – Classic Rock. Summer picnic concert. Bring your picnic and your own seating. In the event of inclement weather, call or visit facebook page for alternate concert location. www.jerusalemmill.org

2  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Featuring Barbara Martin Trio. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

3  Aberdeen Ironbirds vs. Connecticut

Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen.  7:05pm. www.ironbirdsbaseball.com

3-6  Summer Exploration Nature Camp: WOWW – Wonders of Water and Wetlands

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9am-3pm. Ages 8-11. Submerge yourself in games, critters, and crafts all related to water and aquatic life. Get your hands wet while investigating our tidal creek, wetlands, marsh, and pools with a pontoon boat and canoe trip included. Space is limited, registration required. Fee: $99/Member; $110/Non-Member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

4  Summer Movie Express: Madagascar 3

Regal Bel Air Cinema Stadium 14, 409 Constant Friendship Boulevard, Abingdon. 10am. All ages. $1. www.regmovies.com

4  Aberdeen Ironbirds vs. Connecticut

Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen.  7:05pm. www.ironbirdsbaseball.com

5  Summer Movie Express: Dolphin Tale 2

Regal Bel Air Cinema Stadium 14, 409 Constant Friendship Boulevard, Abingdon. 10am. All ages. $1. www.regmovies.com

5  Summer Yoga @ The Liriodendron Mansion

Liriodendron Mansion, 6-7:15pm. On the grounds, inside during rain and humid days. Pre-registration required. See www.HarfordYoga.com. Go to Adult group classes – register.

5  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Featuring Annapolis Bluegrass. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

5  Havre De Grace Maritime Museum Summer Concert Series

100 Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace. 7-9pm. Bob Zentz, troubadour from Norfolk. Wine and beer available for sale. Ample parking. Handicap accessible. $10 per person. 410.939.4800 • www.hdgmaritimemuseum.orghdgmaritimemuseum@verizon.net

5  Aberdeen Ironbirds vs. Connecticut

Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen.  7:05pm. www.ironbirdsbaseball.com

6  Kids' Summer Story Time

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, 10am. Come on out to hear a story and make a craft! Story and craft time. FREE for children of all ages ranging from kindergarten to late elementary. 410.939.4800 • hdgmaritimemuseum@verizon.netwww.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

6  Bark Till Dark-Bring Your Dog To the Towne Centre

Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 118 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, 6pm-dark. The no-kill shelter will be presenting Ask the Trainer every 2nd and 4th Thursday from June through August. Every 4th Thursday, we’ll be hosting a Yappy Hour from 6-7:30pm with a Towne Centre restaurant. It all takes place by the fireplace. Your entire family is invited, including your dog! Hunt Valley Towne Centre, now a pet-friendly mall, is hosting the event and each Thursday many of their retailers will be offering special discounts as part of the Bark Till Dark event. On the Thursdays that there is no special event planned, come and socialize with other dog owners. Dine with your pup on Participating Pet Friendly Patios and get yummy Doggie Biscottis at Vaccaro's Italian Bakery. The bakery will donate $1 for each container sold. Staff and volunteers from the no-kill shelter in Reisterstown will also be seen strolling around the mall each week with adoptable dogs during lunch hour on Thursday or Friday and some Thursday and Friday evenings as well. Sponsored by Hunt Valley Towne Centre & Baltimore Humane Society. FREE. 410.833.8848 • goldband@bmorehumane.orgwww.bmorehumane.orgwww.huntvalleytownecentre.com.

6  Campfire Stories at Rockfield Manor

501 E. Churchville Road. 7-8pm. Rockfield Manor, in partnership with the Harford County Public Library, will be hosting its summer story time series, Campfire Stories! Bring the whole family and enjoy an evening outdoors filled with books and songs. $5 per family. To register, please call 410.638.4565

6  Aberdeen Ironbirds vs. Tri-City

Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen.  7:05pm. www.ironbirdsbaseball.com

7  National Lighthouse Day

Concord Point Lighthouse, corner of Concord and Lafayette Streets, Havre de Grace. 10am-6pm. Celebrate the icon of Havre de Grace! Join us for National Lighthouse Day! Discover the history of this almost 200 year old historic landmark. Climb the tower and receive a free gift. Live Music, Free Children's activities. FREE admission. 410.939.3213 • www.concordpointlighthouse.org

7  Fridays After Five

Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street, Baltimore, 5pm. The popular discount promotion returns for the summer. Every Friday night experience three levels of hand-on exhibits, live science, a Planetarium presentation, the Observatory, and an IMAX film all for just $9 and free for members. glackey@mdsci.orgwww.mdsci.org

7  First Fridays

Office Street, Bel Air. 5-8pm. Harford County’s BEST block party is Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s First Fridays with local live music, beer and wine, food vendors, face painting and more! A different band each month. Sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. Visit www.downtownbelair.com to see the line up or follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook for up to the minute information on all of our great events! 443.823.1797

7  Havre de Grace First Friday

Downtown Havre de Grace, 5-9pm. The first Friday of every month, from April to October, sees our downtown at it's best! With Washington, St. John and Franklin streets closed to traffic, and market stalls lining the street, special events, and musicians, our stores stay open late allowing you to enjoy our City, meet friends, and enjoy our cafes and restaurants. In November and December the tradition weather permitting.  <www.mainstreethdg.com

7  Ronnie Milsap in Concert

Havre de Grace Seafood Festival, Tydings Park, Commerce and South Washington Street, 6:30pm. CMA entertainer of the year, 40 #1 hits, 6 Grammy Awards, 4 time male vocalist of the year, County Music Legend. $. 410.939.1525 • www.hdgseafoodfestival.org

7  Paddle Board Yoga

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Meet at Pontoon Pier. 6:30-8pm. Ages 14-adult. Instructor: Mary K. Benney (maryk.benney@gmail.com). The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center is excited to partner with BeachBee Yoga and offer weekly sunset paddle board yoga classes on Otter Point Creek on Friday evenings throughout the summer. Participants can expect a core conditioning and body strength-training workout that is low impact and totally different from anything they've done before. All classes are 90 minutes and will meet at the Pontoon Pier for a quick introduction, demo on launching the boards, correct paddle technique, and standing up once you’re ready. No paddling experience necessary, but a basic knowledge of yoga is helpful. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50/member; $35/non-member per person per class. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

7  Bosely Night Hike

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 8-9:30pm. Ages 8-adult, under 13 w/adult. Experience the woods of Bosely Conservancy on a warm summer’s evening. Look for owls, bats, frogs, and more under the light of the moon. *Meet at Bosely. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70/member; $3/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

7  Aberdeen Ironbirds vs. Tri-City

Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen.  7:05pm. www.ironbirdsbaseball.com

7-9  Mountain to Seashore

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception July 11th from 1-4pm. www.artinharford.org • 410.420.9499

7-9  Havre de Grace Seafood Festival

Tydings Park, Commerce and South Washington Street, Havre de Grace. 8/7 – 3-8pm; 8/8 – 10am-8pm; 8/9 – 10am-6pm. Maryland’s oldest and largest seafood festival. 130 total vendors. 48 hours of free entertainment. FREE. 410.939.1525 • www.hdgseafoodfestival.org

7-14  Cal Ripken World Series

Cal Sr.'s Yard and the Ripken Experience, 873 Long Dr, Aberdeen. The Cal Ripken World Series is the International Amateur Baseball Championship Tournament for the Babe Ruth League’s 12U division.  This is one of the biggest events in Harford County, bringing families from all over the world to Harford County! There will be many new and exciting events held each day. The World Series is a FREE Event for the whole family to enjoy! http://worldsries.ripkenbaseball.com/

8  Canoe Trips: Cache in the Creek

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1:30-4pm. Ages 8-adult, under 13 w/adult. If you enjoy geocaching, take it to the next level and get out on the water! Bring along your smart phone (in a waterproof case) or a GPS to help us track down those caches! Wear shoes that can get wet. All equipment supplied. Space is limited, registration required. $10.80/member; $12/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

8  Bel Air Farmers Market

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Bldg Parking Lot, Bond and Thomas Streets, Bel Air, 7-11am. This market was established by several local farmers who wanted to give the community the ability to buy direct. Buying direct not only gives you fresh, local products, but is healthier for you and better for our environment. Come and meet the people behind the fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants and specialty products at The Bel Air Farmers' Market! FREE.  www.belairfarmersmarket.com

8  Earth Arts Pottery Seconds and More Sale

On the grounds of Broom's Bloom Dairy, 1700 Fountain Green RD (Rt 543), Bel Air, 11am-5pm. Annual pottery sale of seconds and new first quality work. Everything handmade by the potter. Great prices! Many seconds prices very low. Come early. Great ice cream at BB. FREE. joyshots@gmail.com

8  Aberdeen Ironbirds vs. Tri-City

Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen.  7:05pm. www.ironbirdsbaseball.com

8  Fluorescent Fungi and Glow Worms Night Hike

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 8:30-10pm. Ages 4-adult, under 13 w/adult. Search for all things mysterious on park trails at night. Use the ultrasonic detector to listen for bats. Flashlights will be provided for about one half mile of walking. Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

8, 9  Bahouka’s Classic Car Show

Havre de Grace Seafood Festival, Tydings Park, Commerce and South Washington Street, Havre de Grace. Classic cars on display. 410.939.1525 • www.hdgseafoodfestival.org

8, 9  Artisan Demonstration Weekend

Steppingstone Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 1-4pm. Visit the Steppingstone Farm Museum as all shops are open with our volunteer artisans sharing the historic trades (blacksmithing, woodworking, weaving and more), and tour the historic house, visit the museum store and more! Bring a picnic lunch to round out your nice weekend visit. www.steppingstonemuseum.org

8, 9  Weber’s Farm Peach Festival

Weber’s Cider Mill Farm, 2526 Proctor Lane, Baltimore. Small arts show and food vendors, crafts for kids, peach breakfast, and outdoor activities. 410.668.4488 • www.weberscidermillfarm.com

9  Art Exhibit: Rev’d J. Gordon Anderson

Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. The Rev’d. J. Gordon Anderson’s paintings comprise a wide range of subject matter. But it is his sacred works and icons that set him apart from many other artists. His works are primarily in oil and egg tempera in a loose representational style. 410.8794424

9  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 1 and 2pm. Tour the property and first floor of Tudor Hall, Harford County's historic Booth family home and childhood home of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. Tours last 45 minutes. $5 cash for those age 13 and older. 443.619.0008 • SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com • http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com/

9  Drop In Program: Meet  A Critter

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1pm. 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

9  Liriodendron Icehouse-Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

Liriodendron Mansion, 502 West Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1:30-4pm. This Native American exhibit of cultural life-ways, addresses the prehistoric exploitation of resources unique to this region. It is a reflection of Dr. Howard A. Kelly's abiding interest in the Natural Sciences. The displays follow a timeline from the Paleo migrations of the last glacial recession...through the Archaic landscape changes as the ancestral Susquehanna drainage evolved into the present Chesapeake Bay...to the late Woodland cultures that flourished prior to the European contact. Staffed fully by volunteers and is open on Sundays. FREE. For more information contact Dan Coates at 410.273.9619 • 410.808.2398 • www.liriodendron.com

9  Volunteer Opportunities; Our Changing World PhenoForays

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 3-4:30pm. Ages 13-adult. Blooms, butterflies and dragonflies. Phenology is the study of the timing of recurring life cycle stages of plants and animals. We are seeking volunteers to accompany the naturalist and record data digitally as we monitor flowering plants, butterflies and dragonflies for Project BudBurst and Nature’s Notebook, online databases to help scientists understand the effects of climate change on phenology of native species. About one half mile of easy walking. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

9  Harmony With a Smile

The John Carroll School, 703 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. 4-6:15pm. Come and join Harford County's own Bay Country Gentlemen for a night of barbershop harmony served with a smile. Our guests will include the Sweet Adeline's Regional champion quartet, "Famous Janes". Our featured quartet is the fifth place International quartet "Throwback". $15 adults, $10 students. 443.992.1847 • www.baycountrygentlemen.com

9  Terry Gonda in Concert

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 6:30pm. Recognized in folk circles for her incredible voice and intelligent songwriting. Suggested Donation - $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

9  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Featuring US Naval Academy Crabtowne Stompers. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

10-14  Summer Exploration Nature Camp: A Sense of Nature

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9am-3pm. Ages 6-10. For children who have mild to moderate sensory integration issues, or who may benefit from extra help with sensory activities. Each applicant/parent will be interviewed to ensure the appropriateness of the program for the child. If interested, first call Estuary Center to schedule an interview. Campers will explore the wildly diverse natural world utilizing touch, hearing, sight, smell, and even taste! Make friends and work on social, gross and fine motor skills, all with an emphasis on being outdoors. Space is limited, registration required. $135/member; $150/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

11 Summer Movie Express: Muppets, Most Wanted

Regal Bel Air Cinema Stadium 14, 409 Constant Friendship Boulevard, Abingdon. 10am. All ages. $1. www.regmovies.com

12  Summer Movie Express: Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Regal Bel Air Cinema Stadium 14, 409 Constant Friendship Boulevard, Abingdon. 10am. All ages. $1. www.regmovies.com

12  Summer Yoga @ The Liriodendron Mansion

Liriodendron Mansion, 6-7:15pm. On the grounds, inside during rain and humid days. Pre-registration required. See www.HarfordYoga.com. Go to Adult group classes – register.

12  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Featuring Retro-Rockets. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

12  Havre De Grace Maritime Museum Summer Concert Series

100 Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace. 7-9pm. The Jolly Tars, folk duo from the Lehigh Valley. Wine and beer available for sale. Ample parking. Handicap accessible. $10 per person. 410.939.4800 • www.hdgmaritimemuseum.orghdgmaritimemuseum@verizon.net

13  Kids' Summer Story Time

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, 10am. Come on out to hear a story and make a craft! FREE for children of all ages ranging from kindergarten to late elementary. 410.939.4800 • hdgmaritimemuseum@verizon.netwww.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

13  Bark Till Dark-Bring Your Dog To the Towne Centre

Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 118 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, 6pm-dark. The no-kill shelter will be presenting Ask the Trainer every 2nd and 4th Thursday from June through August. Every 4th Thursday, we’ll be hosting a Yappy Hour from 6-7:30pm with a Towne Centre restaurant. It all takes place by the fireplace. Your entire family is invited, including your dog! Hunt Valley Towne Centre, now a pet-friendly mall, is hosting the event and each Thursday many of their retailers will be offering special discounts as part of the Bark Till Dark event. On the Thursdays that there is no special event planned, come and socialize with other dog owners. Dine with your pup on Participating Pet Friendly Patios and get yummy Doggie Biscottis at Vaccaro's Italian Bakery. The bakery will donate $1 for each container sold. Staff and volunteers from the no-kill shelter in Reisterstown will also be seen strolling around the mall each week with adoptable dogs during lunch hour on Thursday or Friday and some Thursday and Friday evenings as well. Sponsored by Hunt Valley Towne Centre & Baltimore Humane Society. FREE. 410.833.8848 • goldband@bmorehumane.orgwww.bmorehumane.orgwww.huntvalleytownecentre.com.

14  Fridays After Five

Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street, Baltimore, 5pm. The popular discount promotion returns for the summer. Every Friday night experience three levels of hand-on exhibits, live science, a Planetarium presentation, the Observatory, and an IMAX film all for just $9 and free for members. glackey@mdsci.orgwww.mdsci.org

14  Y of Central Maryland Hosts Family Luau

Ward Family Center Y, 101 Walter Ward Boulevard, Abingdon. 5:30pm. Don your favorite Hawaiian shirt and play limbo games, dance, make crafts, eat grilled banana sundaes and other tasty refreshments, and more! Activities vary by location, so please contact the Ward Family Center Y at 410.679.9622 for specific details. FREE for Y members; $5 for community members; $10 for community families. www.ymaryland.org

14  Sunset Paddle – Kayak Series

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 6-8:30pm. Ages 8-adult, under 13 w/adult. Discover a new way to spend summer evenings. View the abundance of the season as you paddle the creek. Make your way back to shore as the sunset illuminates the sky. Wear shoes that can get wet. All equipment supplied. Space is limited, registration required. $10.80/member; $12/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

14  Paddle Board Yoga

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Meet at Pontoon Pier. 6:30-8pm. Ages 14-adult. Instructor: Mary K. Benney (maryk.benney@gmail.com). The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center is excited to partner with BeachBee Yoga and offer weekly sunset paddle board yoga classes on Otter Point Creek on Friday evenings throughout the summer. Participants can expect a core conditioning and body strength-training workout that is low impact and totally different from anything they've done before. All classes are 90 minutes and will meet at the Pontoon Pier for a quick introduction, demo on launching the boards, correct paddle technique, and standing up once you’re ready. No paddling experience necessary, but a basic knowledge of yoga is helpful. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50/member; $35/non-member per person per class. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

14-15  Maryland State BBQ Bash

Bond and Thomas Streets, Bel Air. Friday 4-10pm. Saturday 12-10pm. The BBQ Bash features live music, top quality BBQ, sponsor displays, crafters, merchant vendors, Farmers Market, and children’s entertainment as well as Harford County’s biggest and best beer and wine garden! Sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. 443.823.1797 • www.mdbbq.com

14-16  Mountain to Seashore

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception July 11th from 1-4pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

15-16  BioBlitz

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 12pm-12pm. Join scientists from around the Chesapeake Bay at our Ninth Annual BioBlitz. So what is a BioBlitz? It is 24 fascinating hours of searching the forest, water, meadows and air for different plants and animals. Our goal is to document the species that make the Research Reserve their home. Discover the natural history of our region and learn to identify the flora and fauna of the upper Bay alongside a science professional while helping us update our species list. Join us for one session or more. Check the website or call for more information. Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

16  Children’s Gardening

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-3pm. Ages 5-10. Have fun growing food and flowers. Enjoy crafts, games, and science disguised as messy fun. Learn about plants, life cycles, and cooking the food you grow! Topic: Happy Harvesting. Space is limited, registration required. $4.50/member; $5/non-member per class or $10.80/member; $12/non-member per series. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

16  Drop In Program: Nature Tales

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 4pm. Join us and 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

16  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Featuring Bottle of Blues. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

17  Golf For a Great Cause! Special Olympics MD Harford County’s 1st Annual Golf Tournament

Winters Run Golf Course, 1000 N. Tollgate Road, Bel Air. 8:30am shotgun start. Lunch provided by Manor Tavern. Great prizes, raffles. $100 entry fee. 410.937.7684. Register at: www.HarfordSpecialOlympicsGolfTourney.com

18  Summer Movie Express: The Lego Movie

Regal Bel Air Cinema Stadium 14, 409 Constant Friendship Boulevard, Abingdon. 10am. All ages. $1. www.regmovies.com

19  Mix and Mingle Networking

Harford County Chamber of Commerce, 108 S. Bond Street, Bel Air. 8-9am. 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. No charge. 410.838.2020.

19  Summer Movie Express: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Regal Bel Air Cinema Stadium 14, 409 Constant Friendship Boulevard, Abingdon. 10am. All ages. $1. www.regmovies.com

19  Summer Yoga @ The Liriodendron Mansion

Liriodendron Mansion, 6-7:15pm. On the grounds, inside during rain and humid days. Pre-registration required. See www.HarfordYoga.com. Go to Adult group classes – register.

19  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Featuring US Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

20  Kids' Summer Story Time

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, 10am. Come on out to hear a story and make a craft! FREE for children of all ages ranging from kindergarten to late elementary. 410.939.4800 • hdgmaritimemuseum@verizon.netwww.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

20  Little Royal Highness Tea Party

Bel Air Library, 100 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air, 11am-12:30pm. The Harford County Public Library Foundation cordially invites young lords and ladies to a Little Royal Highness Tea Party. Come dressed as your favorite prince or princess and enjoy tea and treats with children’s author E.D. Baker. A magical guest will make an appearance courtesy of The Princess Company. E.D. Baker made her international debut in 2002 with The Frog Princess, which was a Texas Lone Star Reading List Book, A Book Sense Children’s Pick, a Florida’s Sunshine State Readers List pick and a 2006 Sasquatch Book Award nominee. The Frog Princess inspired the Disney film Princess and the Frog! She has written 18 books to date. E.D. Baker lives on a small farm in Maryland where she and her family breed Appaloosa horses. Tickets for the Little Royal Highness Tea Party are the child’s age up to $10. (Ex: a 4 year old is $4); adults are $10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is generously sponsored by Coffee Coffee, Flowers by Bauers and The Princess Company. All proceeds benefit the Harford County Public Library Foundation. To register: 410.273.5600 • jessop@HCPLonline.orgwww.HCPLonline.org

20  Girls Night Out

Downtown Bel Air, 5-8pm. Grab your best girlfriends for a night of discounts, specials and shopping in downtown stores, plus food and drink specials in downtown restaurants. Sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. 443.823.1797 • www.downtownbelair.com

20  Bark Till Dark-Bring Your Dog To the Towne Centre

Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 118 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, 6pm-dark. The no-kill shelter will be presenting Ask the Trainer every 2nd and 4th Thursday from June through August. Every 4th Thursday, we’ll be hosting a Yappy Hour from 6-7:30pm with a Towne Centre restaurant. It all takes place by the fireplace. Your entire family is invited, including your dog! Hunt Valley Towne Centre, now a pet-friendly mall, is hosting the event and each Thursday many of their retailers will be offering special discounts as part of the Bark Till Dark event. On the Thursdays that there is no special event planned, come and socialize with other dog owners. Dine with your pup on Participating Pet Friendly Patios and get yummy Doggie Biscottis at Vaccaro's Italian Bakery. The bakery will donate $1 for each container sold. Staff and volunteers from the no-kill shelter in Reisterstown will also be seen strolling around the mall each week with adoptable dogs during lunch hour on Thursday or Friday and some Thursday and Friday evenings as well. Sponsored by Hunt Valley Towne Centre & Baltimore Humane Society. FREE. 410.833.8848 • goldband@bmorehumane.orgwww.bmorehumane.orgwww.huntvalleytownecentre.com.

21  21st Annual Rt. 40 Business Association Golf Tournament

Ruggles Golf Course, APG, Aberdeen. Registration and Chick Fil A at 11am. Shotgun Start at 12pm. To benefit Harford Family House. $100 per player or $400 per foursome. Great games and prizes! There will be an awards dinner to follow with delicious food being served. Foursomes, Sponsorships & Tee Sign Sponsors are still needed. $100 per player or $400 per foursome. For more information or to register call Greg Bowser at 410.538.6800. www.route40business.com

21  Fridays After Five

Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street, Baltimore, 5pm. The popular discount promotion returns for the summer. Every Friday night experience three levels of hand-on exhibits, live science, a Planetarium presentation, the Observatory, and an IMAX film all for just $9 and free for members. glackey@mdsci.orgwww.mdsci.org

21  Outdoor Movie: The Incredibles

Shamrock Park, Bel Air. Pre-movie entertainment 5:30pm; movie begins immediately after sunset. Bring the family for a fun movie night under the stars at Shamrock Park. Sponsored by Bel Air Athletic Club; entertainment by Tae Kwon Do Masters. All movies are family friendly with scheduled movies listed at www.downtownbelair.com and on our Facebook page. 443.823.1797

21  Paddle Board Yoga

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Meet at Pontoon Pier. 6:30-8pm. Ages 14-adult. Instructor: Mary K. Benney (maryk.benney@gmail.com). The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center is excited to partner with BeachBee Yoga and offer weekly sunset paddle board yoga classes on Otter Point Creek on Friday evenings throughout the summer. Participants can expect a core conditioning and body strength-training workout that is low impact and totally different from anything they've done before. All classes are 90 minutes and will meet at the Pontoon Pier for a quick introduction, demo on launching the boards, correct paddle technique, and standing up once you’re ready. No paddling experience necessary, but a basic knowledge of yoga is helpful. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50/member; $35/non-member per person per class. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

21-23  Mountain to Seashore

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception July 11th from 1-4pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

22  Bel Air Farmers Market

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Bldg Parking Lot, 7-11am. This market was established by several local farmers who wanted to give the community the ability to buy direct. Buying direct not only gives you fresh, local products, but is healthier for you and better for our environment. Come and meet the people behind the fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants and specialty products at The Bel Air Farmers' Market! www.belairfarmersmarket.com

22  Camp Hidden Valley 5K Trail Race

Camp Hidden Valley, 4722 Mellow Road, White Hall, 8am. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County are happy to announce the 2015 Camp Hidden Valley 5K and 1 Mile Trail Run. This is an awesome 5K trail run, 1 Mile trail walk/run and fun day at Camp Hidden Valley. After the race you can enjoy music and plenty of food all in a beautiful camp setting!!! Welcome to the hardest 5K in Harford County! This course has some very challenging sections. It includes some pavement, but is mostly trail. Many segments of the trail are very technical with significant uphill and downhill sections. Parking available near the camp. You will be directed to the parking once you arrive. Awesome laser engraved custom awards. First three M/F Overall, Top Masters M/F, First Three M/F in the following age groups: 12 and Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+, Random Prizes. Fee Includes: Breakfast after race Post-race refreshments Technical t-shirt. Register before August 1st to be guaranteed a shirt. Family Fun After Race - Stay around and enjoy the beautiful camp. There will be plenty of awards, door prizes, food, music, and a beautiful camp to enjoy. $25 before July 25. 443.619.9701 • camp@bgcharfordco.orgwww.facebook.com/events/

22  Family Nature Walk

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10-11:30am. Ages 5-adult, under 13 w/adult. Enter the woods of Leight Park on a summer morning to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest. Complete a scavenger hunt and get creative as we make clay faces on the trees! Space is limited, registration required. $2.70/member; $3/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

22  4th Saturday Open House

Historical Society Headquarters, 143 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 10am-2pm. 410.838.7691

22  The Fiore Winery 26th Annual Art, Jazz & Wine Festival

Fiore Winery & Distillery, 3026 Whiteford Road, Pylesville. 12-6pm. Visit our biggest event of the year. Listen to some great live music. Browse an assortment of over 20 local artists and craft vendors. Enjoy an array of foods that will be available for purchase. Experience winery, distillery, and vineyard tours with winemaker, Mike Fiore offered throughout the day. Also be sure to enjoy Fiore's vast selection of over 25 internationally recognized wines, several award winning spirits, and our latest release of Maryland Moonshine. Festival will be held rain or shine. No pets or outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. Scheduled entertainment - The Nirvine Band. Fiore Winery is located in the rolling hills of Harford County’s Graceton Valley, just minutes north of Bel Air. The winery is open daily for tours, tastings and sales. $15 at the gate or via Eventbrite. $10 for groups of 10 or more. For more information regarding Fiore Winery/Distillery or the Fiore Art, Wine, and Jazz Festival schedule of events and to purchase tickets, please call 410.879.4007 • www.fiorewinery.com

22  Captain John Smith Kayak

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1:30-4pm. Ages 8-adult, under 13 w/adult. Set off into the marsh to learn about Captain John Smith, the man famous for his exploration of the Chesapeake Bay. Let your imagination run wild as you picture what Otter Point Creek was like back in 1608. Wear shoes that can get wet. All equipment supplied. Space is limited, registration required. $10.80/member; $12/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

23  Sunday Breakfast at American Legion

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 47, 501 St. John Street, Havre de Grace. 8-11am. Eggs cooked to order. Omelets – choice of Western, Spanish, Ham and Cheese, Bacon and Cheese. Scrapple, biscuit and gravy, home fries, pancakes, French toast, toast. Public welcome. Breakfast - $6; Omelets, add $1. Reorders, add $2. 410.939.0234

23  Volunteer Opportunities: Invasinators

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 8:30-10:30am. Ages 14-adult. Become a part of the volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers. Learn why non-native invasive plants are a threat to our ecosystem, how to identify problem plants, and removal and restoration strategies. Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and work gloves for field work in the Reserve each meeting date. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

23  Critter Crimes – Forest Dwellers

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-2pm. Ages 3-8 w/adult. There is an animal in the forest causing a commotion! Determine which forest animal it is by looking at clues and learning all about different forest creatures. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

23  Volunteer Opportunities: Our Changing World PhenoForays

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 3-4:30pm. Ages 13-adult. Blooms, butterflies and dragonflies. Phenology is the study of the timing of recurring life cycle stages of plants and animals. We are seeking volunteers to accompany the naturalist and record data digitally as we monitor flowering plants, butterflies and dragonflies for Project BudBurst and Nature’s Notebook, online databases to help scientists understand the effects of climate change on phenology of native species. About one half mile of easy walking. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

23  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 1 and 2pm. Tour the property and first floor of Tudor Hall, Harford County's historic Booth family home and childhood home of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. Tours last 45 minutes. $5 cash for those age 13 and older. 443.619.0008 • SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com • http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com/

25  Aberdeen Summer Concert Series

Festival Park , Howard & Franklin Streets, Aberdeen, 7-8pm. Summer Concert series featuring local musicians and singers. Bring your chairs, blankets and picnic on the lawn. Restrooms and free parking adjacent to the park. In event of rain, concerts held at Aberdeen Middle School. FREE. www.harfordcountymd.gov/parks_rec

25-27  Remote Control Airplane Festival: Charm City Fly-In

Southwest Area Park, Baltimore Street at Georgia Avenue, Baltimore Highlands - Lansdowne, 10am-4pm. The largest celebration of remote control airplanes in Maryland is back for its annual weekend of high-flying fun. This free event features local hobbyists zipping, dipping and diving their R/C planes, helicopters and jets hundreds of feet in the air. As part of the three-day event, attendees will enjoy: Flights and Demonstrations: Watch more than 25 pilots performing high-soaring stunts in over 100 freestyle flights. Pilots will fly many different types of aircrafts including hand-built scale models of real military planes, helicopters and drones, and hotliner glider planes that can reach speeds up to 200 MPH. Flights are continuous with take-offs from both the 600 ft. grass runway and the 275 ft. paved runway. Novice Training Sessions: First-time flyers can experience (free of charge!) the thrill of piloting an R/C aircraft under the guidance of Southwest Area Modelers club members. Festivities and Food: The Fly-In will include delicious grilled foods, cold beverages and a raffle for an R/C plane. Visitors are also welcome to bring their own food and refreshments. The Charm City Memorial Fly-In is a FREE event, open to the public at the Southwest Area Park in Baltimore Highlands, Lansdowne, Maryland. FREE. Images of planes from last year’s event are available at http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZv9J5. Details and directions can be found at http://swaprc.org/

26  Sunset Paddle: Canoe Series

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 5:30-8pm. Ages 8-adult, under 13 w/adult. Discover a new way to spend summer evenings. View the abundance of the season as you paddle the creek. Make your way back to shore as the sunset illuminates the sky. Wear shoes that can get wet. All equipment supplied. Space is limited, registration required. $10.80/member; $12/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

26  Summer Yoga @ The Liriodendron Mansion

Liriodendron Mansion, 6-7:15pm. On the grounds, inside during rain and humid days. Pre-registration required. See www.HarfordYoga.com. Go to Adult group classes – register.

27  Bark Till Dark-Bring Your Dog To the Towne Centre

Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 118 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, 6pm-dark. The no-kill shelter will be presenting Ask the Trainer every 2nd and 4th Thursday from June through August. Every 4th Thursday, we’ll be hosting a Yappy Hour from 6-7:30pm with a Towne Centre restaurant. It all takes place by the fireplace. Your entire family is invited, including your dog! Hunt Valley Towne Centre, now a pet-friendly mall, is hosting the event and each Thursday many of their retailers will be offering special discounts as part of the Bark Till Dark event. On the Thursdays that there is no special event planned, come and socialize with other dog owners. Dine with your pup on Participating Pet Friendly Patios and get yummy Doggie Biscottis at Vaccaro's Italian Bakery. The bakery will donate $1 for each container sold. Staff and volunteers from the no-kill shelter in Reisterstown will also be seen strolling around the mall each week with adoptable dogs during lunch hour on Thursday or Friday and some Thursday and Friday evenings as well. Sponsored by Hunt Valley Towne Centre & Baltimore Humane Society. FREE. 410.833.8848 • goldband@bmorehumane.orgwww.bmorehumane.orgwww.huntvalleytownecentre.com.

27-29  Whole Women Weekend

Way of Life Community, Forest Hill. 7pm. Presented by Whole Women Ministries, Whole Women Weekend is a unique weekend intensive retreat for women who are seeking true and lasting inner healing from hurts & hang-ups, trauma, bad habits, addictions, and more and who wish to encounter God in a way they never have before. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey or where you have been - this retreat is for you! Special guest speaker, Annie Lobert of Hookers for Jesus, is an anointed communicator who shares with vulnerability about where she has been and what God has done to rescue her. Registration includes all sessions, workshops, materials, & meals. $50. For a complete schedule or to register, 302.233.5545 • www.wholewomenweekend.comjenny@wholewomenministries.com

28  Outdoor Movie: Cinderella

Shamrock Park, Bel Air. Pre-movie entertainment 5:30pm; movie begins immediately after sunset. Bring the family for a fun movie night under the stars at Shamrock Park. Sponsored by Premier Chiropractic; entertainment by Becky Titleman. All movies are family friendly with scheduled movies listed at www.downtownbelair.com and on our Facebook page. 443.823.1797

28  Paddle Board Yoga

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Meet at Pontoon Pier. 6:30-8pm. Ages 14-adult. Instructor: Mary K. Benney (maryk.benney@gmail.com). The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center is excited to partner with BeachBee Yoga and offer weekly sunset paddle board yoga classes on Otter Point Creek on Friday evenings throughout the summer. Participants can expect a core conditioning and body strength-training workout that is low impact and totally different from anything they've done before. All classes are 90 minutes and will meet at the Pontoon Pier for a quick introduction, demo on launching the boards, correct paddle technique, and standing up once you’re ready. No paddling experience necessary, but a basic knowledge of yoga is helpful. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50/member; $35/non-member per person per class. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

28  Quarter Auction

Darlington Volunteer Fire Company, 2600 Castleton Road, Darlington. Doors open at 6pm. Auction begins at 7pm. All proceeds benefit homeless animals at The Humane Society of Harford County. The kitchen will be open. 50/50 raffle. Bring a roll of quarters and bid on a wide variety of items. Paddles are $3 each or 3 for $5. The price will increase at the door, so pre-order paddles by contacting May Evans at 410.937.2856 or order online at www.harfordshelter.org

28-30  Mountain to Seashore

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception July 11th from 1-4pm. www.artinharford.org • 410.420.9499

29  Bel Air Farmers Market

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Bldg Parking Lot, 7-11am. This market was established by several local farmers who wanted to give the community the ability to buy direct. Buying direct not only gives you fresh, local products, but is healthier for you and better for our environment. Come and meet the people behind the fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants and specialty products at The Bel Air Farmers' Market! www.belairfarmersmarket.com

29  Water Strider Pontoon Boat Rides: Morning Song Photography

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 7:30-9am. Ages 6-adult, under 13 w/adult. The early light of morning creates excellent photo opportunities. Ride the rising tide into the marsh to capture the beauty and activity of daybreak. Meet at the Estuary Center's Pontoon Pier parking lot on Rt. 40 just west of Otter Point Rd. Space is limited, registration required. Ages 13-adult - $6; Ages 6-12 - $4. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

29  Drop In Program

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

29  Full Moon Kayak

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 7-9:30pm. Ages 8-adult, under 18 w/adult. Bathe in the light of the full moon while circling the creek from Leight Park to the marsh and back. Wear shoes that can get wet. All equipment supplied. Space is limited, registration required. $10.80/member; $12/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

29 Harford Family House’s  2nd Annual Bird’s Ball

Water’s Edge Event Center, 4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp. 7-11pm. Cocktail attire requested. Team colors encouraged. Valet parking provided. $150 per person. RSVP by August 19 to Mary Barry, 410.273.6700 • mbarry@harfordfamilyhouse.orgwww.harfordfamilyhouse.org

30  Art Exhibit: Richard Hoff Graphite Pencil Drawings

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Graphite pencil drawings provide a pictorial narrative of life in America during the 1940’s and 50’s. In capturing the essence of life on the “home front”, Mr. Hoff depicts popular architectural and social icons of that era. 410.879.4424

September

4  Lunchtime Concert

Office Street near the Courthouse. Noon-1pm. Lunchtime concert with food vendors available and tables and chairs provided. Entertainment by Matt Kineke. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air. FREE Admission. www.belairmd.org • 410.638.4550

4  First Fridays

Office Street from 5-8pm. Harford County’s BEST block party is Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s First Fridays with local live music, beer and wine, food vendors, face painting and more! A different band each month. Sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. Visit www.downtownbelair.com to see the line up or follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook for up to the minute information on all of our great events! 443.823.1797

4, 5  Haunted History Tours

Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc. 7pm. A significant factor in Havre de Grace tours is that the history and murder stories are TRUE stories documented either by newspaper or local historians. And the ghost stories are first-hand accounts told to Main Street from the people who experienced them. $14 each, $10 each for groups of 10 or more. 410.939.1811 • hdgmainstreet@verizon.net • www.mainstreethdg.com

4-6  Pictures at an Exhibition

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

5  Bel Air Farmers Market

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Bldg Parking Lot, 7-11am. This market was established by several local farmers who wanted to give the community the ability to buy direct. Buying direct not only gives you fresh, local products, but is healthier for you and better for our environment. Come and meet the people behind the fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants and specialty products at The Bel Air Farmers' Market! www.belairfarmersmarket.com

5  Harford Glen Trail Trek

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9:30am-12:30pm. Ages 12-adult, under 16 w/adult. Ever wonder what's upstream from Otter Point Creek? Discover early fall flower and bird activity while hiking a 4.5 mile circuit trail along Winter's Run at Harford Glen. *Meet at Harford Glen. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

5  Historic Walking Tours

Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc. 10am. Enjoy a guided historic walking tour of the national register historic district. Learn about Havre de Grace’s history through the old buildings that tell it’s story. $12 adults, group discounts offered. 410.939.1811 • hdgmainstreet@verizon.net • www.mainstreethdg.com

5  Canoe Trips: The Fall of Summer

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-4:30pm. Ages 8-adult, under 13 w/adult. Venture into the marsh to catch one last glimpse of summer before the fall season sets in. Wear shoes that can get wet. All equipment supplied. Space is limited, registration required. $10.80/member; $12/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

5-6  Weekend Mass Time Changes at Saint Margaret Parish in Belair

Saint Margaret Parish, 141 N. Hickory Avenue , Bel Air; Saint Mary Magdalen Mission, 1716 Churchville Road, Bel Air. Saint Margaret Parish - Saturday:  4pm and 6pm; Sunday:  8am, 10am, Noon and 5pm. Saint Mary Magdalen Mission: Sunday:  9am and 11am. 410.838.6969 • kreilly@stmargaret.org

6  Flotsam to Art

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10-11:30am. Ages 5-adult, under 13 w/adult. Enjoy a shoreline hike and search for animal tracks along the way. Gather items that have washed up on shore to make a beautiful driftwood mobile upon our return. Space is limited; registration required. $2.70/member; $3/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

6  Art Exhibit: Richard Hoff Graphite Pencil Drawings

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Graphite pencil drawings provide a pictorial narrative of life in America during the 1940’s and 50’s. In capturing the essence of life on the “home front”, Mr. Hoff depicts popular architectural and social icons of that era. 410.879.4424

6  Drop In Program: Meet a Critter

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2pm. 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

8  Harford County Dept. of Community Services’ Human Relations Commission

McFaul Senior Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air. 6:30pm. Open meeting to discuss events, public education of matters relating to the equality, equity and harmony of citizens of Harford County. FREE. 410.638.4739

9  Open House at Swan Harbor Farm

Swan Harbor Farm, 401 Oakington Road, Havre de Grace, 4-7pm. Swan Harbor Farm is the perfect site to host a wedding, reception, corporate meeting, retreat or special event. Please visit us to discuss your personal needs. Reservations required by September 2nd. www.swanharborfarm.org

11  Lunchtime Concert

Office Street near the Courthouse. Noon-1pm. Lunchtime concert with food vendors available and tables and chairs provided. Entertainment by The Favorites. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air. FREE Admission. 410.638.4550 • www.belairmd.org

11  911 Tribute Concert to OUR Military and Emergency Workers

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 Mount Royal Ave., Aberdeen, 6:30pm. Featuring the world renowned singer/songwriter, Charlie Zahm. Charlie is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime, Patriotic and Early American music events anywhere east of the Mississippi. With a baritone voice some have described as "coming along once in a generation," Charlie has become one of the most successful performers on the Celtic festival circuit, weaving magical moments of Scottish and Irish history for the listener and viewer, with passion for the performance and a chosen repertoire pleasing to all members of the family. A master of the guitar as well, Charlie brings an 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 of 2014. Within the last several years Charlie has become deeply involved with Operation Restored Warrior, an organization that assists wounded veterans recuperate from battlefield injuries and experiences. It is from his experiences with soldiers in that organization that he composed “Prayer for a Soldier”. His Patriotism is evident in the lyrics that he composes and traditional songs he performs. Charlie will be accompanied by “Fiddler” Tad Marks; who has toured extensively across the U.S. and Europe with top-name groups and is considered one of the finest fiddlers on the East Coast. His down-home charm and easy-going style have made him friends across the country, and his fine fiddling on stage with Charlie ranges from hard-driving jigs and reels to the most expressive accompaniment for vocals you will ever hear. Tad has released several CD’s on the market. On guitar is Steve Hobson whose talent is incredible to behold. He adds such a rich tone to the accompaniment. Steve has his own band, “Sin City Band” who plays throughout the area and has several CD’s on the market. Our 911 Tribute this evening is to honor those who willingly place themselves in harm’s way to protect us and our families. Especially those who defend OUR FREEDOM; The Military. We also wish to pay tribute to the Brave men and women Firefighters, Police, Paramedics and Nurses who give so freely and selflessly to their fellow man, and upon occasion, sacrifice their lives to protect us. Please join with us in this moving Tribute to these Brave People. Refreshments will be available before the Concert from 5:30 until 6:15, and again during the intermission. Refreshments will include our now famous Crab Soup! We encourage you to purchase your tickets early as we do anticipate a large representation of military, emergency workers and medical personnel. Admission: $10 for adults. Children under 16: FREE. For tickets send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Tribute Concert, 201 Mount Royal Avenue, Aberdeen, MD 21001  Make checks payable to: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Church Office Phone: 410.272.3111. Tickets MAY be available at the door. For additional information on Charlie Zahm visit his website: www.charliezahm.com. Go to this link to hear a sample of Patriotic music written by Charlie Zahm: https://www.youtube.com/. finesec@stpaulselc.comwww.stpaulselc.org

11, 12  Haunted History Tours

Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc. 7pm. A significant factor in Havre de Grace tours is that the history and murder stories are TRUE stories documented either by newspaper or local historians. And the ghost stories are first-hand accounts told to Main Street from the people who experienced them. $14 each, $10 each for groups of 10 or more. 410.939.1811 • hdgmainstreet@verizon.net • www.mainstreethdg.com

11-13  Pictures at an Exhibition

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

12  Bel Air Farmers Market

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Bldg Parking Lot, 7-11am. This market was established by several local farmers who wanted to give the community the ability to buy direct. Buying direct not only gives you fresh, local products, but is healthier for you and better for our environment. Come and meet the people behind the fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants and specialty products at The Bel Air Farmers' Market! www.belairfarmersmarket.com

12  North Park Trail Walk

Susquehanna Museum, Lock House, 817 Conesteo Street, Havre de Grace. 10-11:30am. This guided nature and historic walk is FREE to the public. Distance 1.5 miles in 90 minutes. 410.939.5780 • www.thelockhousemuseum.org

12  Kayak Trips: Kids-n-Kayaks

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10am-12pm. Ages 5-adult; under 13 w/adult. Enjoy outdoor time with your kids as we leisurely paddle around Otter Point Creek and learn about the estuary. Wear shoes that can get wet. All equipment supplied. $10.80/member; $12/non-member. Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

12  27th Annual Children’s Art Festival & Contest

Tydings Park, Commerce and South Washington Street, Havre de Grace. 11am-2pm. For children ages 3-10. Craft projects, face painting and entertainment. Children submit artwork (limit 2) for Art Contest to HdG Library (August 1- September 1) Open to the public; no rain location; Children must be with an Adult, bring child size clothes for scarecrows. FREE. 410.939.2100

12  Harford Community College Dollar Days

APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 10am-2pm. Find your passion for a buck! Experience what HCC has to offer for only a dollar! A number of continuing education instructors will offer a sampling of their classes so you can learn, create, and experiment with much of what Continuing Education & Training has to offer. HCC Modular Railroad students will also have a huge display where you can try your hand at operating the trains. 10am-2pm: Modular Railroads Display; 11am-3pm: FREE Open rehearsal for Mame (Chesapeake Theater) includes Q&A with the cast and crew. Ticket office at the Chesapeake Center will be open and offering special discounts for upcoming performances. 11am: Harford Writer’s School, Retirement Asset Management, How to Paint the Human Eye, Papercrafting, Zumba Gold, Family Swim, Glassworks, Kids’ Crafts. 11:30am-12:30pm: FREE Tennis Clinic (Tennis Courts) 12pm: Meditation Techniques, Letting Go of Clutter, Life Resources Planning, Experience the Abstract (painting), family swim, Chinese (or Foreign Language Class), Feng Shui, Kids’ Crafts. 1pm: Vision Boards, Digital Photography Tips, Painting Trees, Let your Yoga Dance, The First Ladies, Yoga, Sign Language, Kids’ Crafts. Dollar menu food will be available for purchase. 443.412.2376 • www.harford.eduwww.liveatharfordcc.com

12  Ladew Gardens Presents Children's Day: Feathered Friends

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 11am-4pm. Greetings from Ladew Gardens! Now in its 35th year, Children’s Day has become the most anxiously anticipated family event at Ladew. The entire family will enjoy this fun-filled day of learning and excitement featuring hands-on learning stations in the gardens and Butterfly House, educational presentations by the Phoenix Wildlife Center, crafts, sing-a-longs with Pam the KinderSinger, magic shows with One Step MagiCompany, performances by Mr. Mike’s Dinorific Show, as well as self-guided tours of the Gardens and Nature Walk (all included with the day’s admission). Children’s Day Admission (includes the new Butterfly House, Gardens and Nature Walk): Adults $13; Seniors/Students $10; Children $4; Ladew Members are Free. (Add $3 for tours of the Manor House.) Children’s Day is supported by funds from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Harford County Government through the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Baltimore’s Child magazine is the media sponsor for Children’s Day. Ladew is open daily from 10am-5pm. The Ladew Cafe is open from 10am-4pm. For more information, please call 410.557.9570 or visit www.LadewGardens.com for the schedule of events.

12  Music 4 Vets Golf Classic

Ruggles Golf Course, 5600 Maryland Avenue, Aberdeen Proving Grounds. 12:30pm Registration; 1:30pm Shotgun start/Scramble format with strings attached; 5-6pm Putting Contest; 6pm Dinner and Live Music featuring The Alternate Routes (www.thealternateroutes.com). Funds raised from this tournament will benefit music therapy programs for veterans throughout the state of Maryland. Sponsor a Veteran - Veteran can be assigned to your team. Ticket prices include 18 holes of golf, snacks, dinner, gift bag, door prizes, live music and more! Entry Fee - Foursomes: $380 (Until July 14); Singles: $95 (Until July 14); Dinner/Concert Tickets $25 (Open to the public with ticket purchase). 443.257.2582 • dstevens@music4more.orgwww.music4vets.org

12  Akimbo Dance and Movement Art Festival

Station North Art and Entertainment District, 1 W North Baltimore, Baltimore, 1-6pm. Compelling dancers and engaging performance artists from Baltimore and surrounding regions will fill the Station North Arts District with dance and movement art for the 4th annual Akimbo Dance and Movement Art Festival. At this free festival, 18 dance companies will entertain audiences with traditional and experimental dance and movement art tailored to the individual sites (both indoor and outdoor) throughout the Station North Arts District. Akimbo is an excellent opportunity for guests to explore the Station North Arts District. Participants in the festival can begin their experience at Akimbo by grabbing a map at the information booth at the Ynot Lot (located at the corner of N. Charles Street and North Avenue) or at any of the 18 performance sites in the neighborhood. Performances at each site will be continuous throughout the day. From 1-3pm performances will be held at the North/West sites. From 4-6pm performances will be held at the South/West sites. From 3-4pm there will be an all-inclusive Dance Jam where audience, dancers and musicians can join together for an improvisational hour of dance and movement art. Akimbo is a FREE event. Guests are welcome to park on the street or in the parking lot located north of Penn Station. For more information about Akimbo visit www.akimbobaltimore.com. Featured Sites: North/West - Chicken Box (indoor) - 1 W. North Avenue; EVI Corporation Lobby (indoor) - 1707 N. Charles Street, Suite 200A; Joe Squared (indoor) - 133 W. North Avenue; Koban Project (indoor) - SE corner of N. Charles Street and Lanvale Street; Liam Flynn’s Ale House (indoor) - 22 W. North Avenue; Lot on SE corner of N. Charles Street and Lafayette Avenue (outdoor); MICA Studio Center Patio (outdoor) - 131 W. North Avenue; Station North Arts Caf Gallery (indoor) - 1816 N. Charles Street; Tapas Teatro (outdoor) - 1711 N. Charles Street; The Windup Space (indoor) - 12 W. North Avenue. South/West - Baltimore Design School (outdoor) - 1500 Barclay Street; Baltimore Montessori Public Charter School (outdoor) - 1600 Guilford Avenue; Calvert and Federal Park (outdoor) - 1601 N. Calvert Street; City Arts Gallery (indoor) - 440 E. Oliver Street; Corner of Barclay Street and Federal Street (outdoor); Sidewalk along Montessori playground (outdoor) - corner of Lanvale Street and Guilford Avenue; Station North Tool Library (indoor) - 417 E. Oliver Street; Tearrault Contemporary (indoor) - 1515 Guilford Avenue. FREE. akimboposts@gmail.comwww.akimbobaltimore.com

12  Ghosts of Maryland Campfire

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 7-8:30pm. Ages 10-adult, under 13 w/adult. Listen to real-life spooky stories about Maryland while roasting marshmallows around the fire. *Meet at Pontoon Pier. Space is limited; registration required. $2.70/member; $3/non-member/person or $10.80/member: $12/non-member/family. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

12  Jon Shain in Concert

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. His fiery acoustic guitar style combines piedmont blues with swing, ragtime and bluegrass. Ecki Heins joins Jon on fiddle and mandolin. Suggested Donation - $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

12-13  Challenge Walk MS: Chesapeake Challenge 2015

Comfort Inn, 8523 Ocean Gateway, Easton, 6am-5pm. Challenge Walk MS is a 2-day, 30-mile experience that tests your strength and your spirit, and makes an extraordinary difference in the lives of 2.3 million people living with MS worldwide. The Walk will Challenge You, The Experience Will Change You. Contact Katie Amos – 443.641.1209 • katie.amos@nmss.org

13  Water Strider Pontoon Boat Rides: Phloating Photography

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9-10:30am. Ages 15-adult. Bring your camera and enjoy a morning pontoon boat trip. Informal instruction with photographer Dave Gigliotti will be available as we look for eagles, ospreys, herons, and other wildlife. Meet at the Estuary Center’s pontoon pier parking lot on Rt. 40 just west of Otter Point Road unless otherwise noted. Space is limited, registration required. $9/member; $10/non-member per person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

13  Art Exhibit: Richard Hoff Graphite Pencil Drawings

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Graphite pencil drawings provide a pictorial narrative of life in America during the 1940’s and 50’s. In capturing the essence of life on the “home front”, Mr. Hoff depicts popular architectural and social icons of that era. 410.879.4424

13  Guided Tour of the Historic Tudor Hall

Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 1pm. Tour the property and first floor of Tudor Hall, Harford County's historic Booth family home and childhood home of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. Tour lasts 45 minutes. $5 cash for those age 13 and older. 443.619.0008 • SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com • http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com/

13  Edwin and John Wilkes Booth: A House Divided

Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 2pm. Edwin and John Wilkes Booth: A House Divided presented by Dave Taylor, the creator and administrator of Boothiebarn.com. Dave is a Lincoln Assassination writer, researcher and speaker. Starts at 2pm and lasts about 45 minutes. $5 cash for those age 13 and older. 443.619.0008 • SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com • http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com/

15-10/2  September is for Homeschoolers

Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street, Baltimore. This year the Maryland Science Center offers home school programming in the month of September. Programs are offered on weekdays excluding Mondays from September 15th through October 2nd from 10am to 5pm. Spaces are filling quickly, For reservations, please call 410.545.5945. The Reservation Office is open Monday-Friday 10am to 4pm. For schedule and program information, visit www.marylandsciencecenter.org.

16  Mix and Mingle Networking

Harford County Chamber of Commerce, 108 S. Bond Street, Bel Air. 8-9am. 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. No charge. 410.838.2020.

17  Constitution Day – The Art of Controversy

Harford Community College, Student Center 243, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 12-1:30pm. Lecture with discussion. No admission fee. Seating is limited. 443.412.2539 • haysheighe@harford.eduwww.liveatharfordcc.com

17  Girls Night Out

Downtown Bel Air from 5-8pm. Grab your best girlfriends for a night of discounts, specials and shopping in downtown stores, plus food and drink specials in downtown restaurants. Sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. www.downtownbelair.com • 443.823.1797

17  Pressure Marks: Modern and Contemporary Prints, Reception

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Gallery, Student Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 5:30pm. Reception and Curator’s Talk. Jeff Ball, Associate Professor of Art History is the curator. 443.412.2461 • ecrisman@harford.edu • www.liveatharfordcc.com

18  Lunchtime Concert

Office Street near the Courthouse. Noon-1pm. Lunchtime concert with food vendors available and tables and chairs provided. Entertainment by Regents of Jazz. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air. FREE Admission. 410.638.4550 • www.belairmd.org

18  Harford County Crime Solvers 12th Annual Basket Bingo

Bel Air Armory, 37 North Main Street, Bel Air. 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Longaberger baskets. Food and drinks available. Door prizes, special games, raffles. Fundraiser benefits Harford County Crime Solvers. Parking nearby – surrounding areas. $15 per ticket (3 cards). Additional sets of 3 cards - $5. Tickets sold at door if available. Tickets available by calling Diana 410.322.1567; Brenda 410.459.8366; Franziska 410.598.4217; Helga 410.692.4707; Linda 443.807.1451; Mary Ann 410.688.7081; Sue 443.987.0129; Wendell 410.322.7994

18  Y In Central Maryland Hosts Family Movie Night

Ward Family Center Y, 101 Walter Ward Boulevard, Abingdon. Moviegoers can expect an evening of family fun, popcorn and a family-friendly film. Specific dates, times and featured movies vary by location, so please contact the Ward Family Center Y for details. Free for Y members, $5 for community members, $10 for community families. 410.679.9622 • www.ymaryland.org

18-19  Mame The Musical

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman. Based on the Novel by Patrick Dennis, and the play "Auntie Mame" by Lawrence and Lee. Directed by Allan Herlinger. It's the height of the 1920's and Auntie Mame becomes the guardian for her ten-year-old nephew with hilarious results. Hit songs include "Mame," "It's Today," "Open a New Window," "If He Walked into My Life," "We Need a Little Christmas," "Bosom Buddies" and "That's How Young I Feel." Reserved Seating: Adult $20, Senior (Age 60+) $16, Youth (Age 17 & Younger) $12. 443.412.2539 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

18, 19  Haunted History Tours

Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc. 7pm. A significant factor in Havre de Grace tours is that the history and murder stories are TRUE stories documented either by newspaper or local historians. And the ghost stories are first-hand accounts told to Main Street from the people who experienced them. $14 each, $10 each for groups of 10 or more. 410.939.1811 • hdgmainstreet@verizon.net • www.mainstreethdg.com

18-20  Pictures at an Exhibition

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

19  Bel Air Farmers Market

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Bldg Parking Lot, 7-11am. This market was established by several local farmers who wanted to give the community the ability to buy direct. Buying direct not only gives you fresh, local products, but is healthier for you and better for our environment. Come and meet the people behind the fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants and specialty products at The Bel Air Farmers' Market! www.belairfarmersmarket.com

19  Liriodendron Wedding Expo

Liriodendron, 502 W Gordon Street, Bel Air. 10am-2pm. Vendors of all type will be on hand to show you what they can do to make your wedding as special as you are. Door prizes, fashions, light hors d'oeuvres. For more info contact Sharon Taylor, simplysharont@comcast.netwww.liriodendron.com

19   Drop in Program: Critter Dinner Time

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10:30am. 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

19  Children’s Gardening

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2:30-3:30pm. Ages 5-10. Have fun growing food and flowers.  Enjoy crafts, games, and science disguised as fun, as you learn about plants, life cycles, and prepare the food you grow. Topic: End of Summer Harvesting. $4.50/member; $5/non-member per child. Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

19  Central Maryland Chapter of Delta Waterfowl Event

Havre de Grace Community Centre, 100 Lagaret Lane, Havre de Grace. Doors open at 5pm. Dinner at 6pm. Early Bird Raffle – $200. Includes a Joey Jobes oldsquaw decoy & $300 in general raffle tickets, and 1 “Decoy Holder Only” raffle ticket. Decoy Holders Raffle includes a chance to win one of the following seven prizes: 1 Joey Jobes swan decoy, flat screen TV, chainsaw, Winchester SXP 12 ga. shotgun, pair of Jim Pierce canvasback decoys, gun safe or a 1 night stay at a B&B. Does not include entry ticket into the event. Youth ticket - $20; single ticket - $45. Couples Ticket - $80. 443.350.6217 • r.mcelyeal6@gmail.com • www.deltawaterfowl.org/events/attend.html/event/2015/09/19/central-maryland-chapter-havre-de-grace-md

19  Campfire – Game Night!

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 6:30-8pm. Ages: Families, under 13 w/adult. Campfires aren’t just for s’mores anymore! Enjoy fun and games by firelight under the starry sky. Treats will be provided!  *Meet at Pontoon Pier. Space is limited, registration required. $3.60/member; $4/non-member/person or $12.60/member; $15/non-member/family. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

19  Signal 13 Fund’s 1st Annual Live Comedy Show and Buffet Dinner

Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood. 7:30-11:30pm. Raffles, drawings, cash bar, silent auction. Live comedy show: Warren Brooks, John Diresta and CJ Burney. Tickets $45 per person, table of 10 - $400. Sponsored by www.fotobombers.com – The Sports Connection.

19  Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road. 8pm. Back by popular demand! Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy nominated “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy. Using their quick wit, Colin and Brad take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes – just like a live version of “Whose Line?!” Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun. Their high-profile presentations have played to sold-out venues all over the country. Don’t miss the most exciting comedy event of the year! Admission $20-$45. 443.412.2211

19, 20  10th Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

Concord Point Lighthouse , corner of Concord and Lafayette streets, Havre de Grace, 8am-6pm. 10th Anniversary Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Tower and Keeper's House open extended hours. Receive a unique souvenir at each participating lighthouse - visit all 10 and receive a "special" souvenir proclaiming that "you've seen the lights!" Live Music, Children's activities, Art exhibit on the grounds. FREE admission. 410.939.3213 • www.concordpointlighthouse.org

20  Bel Air Festival For The Arts

Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 9am-5pm. 350 artists, photographers and craftsmen exhibit their work. Continuous live entertainment. Great food available. Free shuttle bus from the MVA parking lot on Route 24. Rain or shine event. Sponsored by Bel Air Parks and Recreation and the Town of Bel Air. FREE. 443.616.6708

20  Volunteer Opportunities: Invasinators

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10am-12pm. Ages 14-adult. Become a part of the volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers. Learn why non-native invasive plants are a threat to our ecosystem, how to identify problem plants, and removal and restoration strategies. Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and work gloves for field work in the Reserve each meeting date. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

20  Art Exhibit: Richard Hoff Graphite Pencil Drawings

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Graphite pencil drawings provide a pictorial narrative of life in America during the 1940’s and 50’s. In capturing the essence of life on the “home front”, Mr. Hoff depicts popular architectural and social icons of that era. 410.879.4424

20  Estuary Bingo

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-3:30pm. Ages: All, under 13 w/adult. Gear up for National Estuaries Day with BINGO! Learn about the importance of our estuaries while playing this fun game. Prizes, drinks, and snacks provided. Space is limited, registration required. $5.40/member; $6/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

20  Mame The Musical

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 2pm. Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman. Based on the Novel by Patrick Dennis, and the play "Auntie Mame" by Lawrence and Lee. Directed by Allan Herlinger. It's the height of the 1920's and Auntie Mame becomes the guardian for her ten-year-old nephew with hilarious results. Hit songs include "Mame," "It's Today," "Open a New Window," "If He Walked into My Life," "We Need a Little Christmas," "Bosom Buddies" and "That's How Young I Feel." Reserved Seating: Adult $20, Senior (Age 60+) $16, Youth (Age 17 & Younger) $12. 443.412.2539 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

21  Nature’s Playgroup

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Session I: 9:30-10:30am; Session II: 11am-12pm. Ages 0-5 years (w/parent). Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day’s theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, monarch butterflies, camouflage, migration, hibernation. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50/member; $35/non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

23  Nature Tots and Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Nature Tots: 9:30-10:30am; Nature Kids: 11am-12pm. Ages Nature Tots: 2-3 (w/parent); Nature Kids: 4-5 (w/parent). Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, monarch butterflies, camouflage, migration, hibernation. Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

24  Historical Society 2015 Annual Dinner

Speaker to be announced. Call for details. 410.838.7691

25  Lunchtime Concert

Office Street near the Courthouse. Noon-1pm. Lunchtime concert with food vendors available and tables and chairs provided. Entertainment by BAHS Jazz Ensemble & Chorus. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air. FREE Admission. 410.638.4550 • www.belairmd.org

25  Estuary Science Lab – Birds Can Fly, So Why Can’t I?

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 4:30-6pm. Ages 8-12. Birds have extraordinary adaptations! Examine our feathered friends' physical qualities, including bones and feathers, to understand what makes birds capable of flight. $2.70/member: $3/non-member. Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

25  Canoe Trips: Moonlit Canoe

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 6:30-9pm. Ages 8-adult, under 16 w/adult. Experience Otter Point Creek in a new way as you paddle by the light of an almost full moon. Bring a flashlight and wear clothes and shoes that can get wet. Space is limited, registration required. $10.80/member; $12/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

25  Monthly Charity Quarter Auctions at the Darlington Volunteer Fire House

2600 Castleton Road, Darlington, Doors open at 6pm; games start at 7 pm. Please join us at the fire house the last Friday of each month for Charity Quarter Auctions!  Each month benefits a different charity. Win great prizes for just a few quarters. Food and refreshments available for purchase. Advanced paddles sales are $5 for 3 paddles; $5 for 2 paddles at the door. For tickets or more info, please call/text 410.937.2856

25, 26  Haunted History Tours

Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc. 7pm. A significant factor in Havre de Grace tours is that the history and murder stories are TRUE stories documented either by newspaper or local historians. And the ghost stories are first-hand accounts told to Main Street from the people who experienced them. $14 each, $10 each for groups of 10 or more. 410.939.1811 • hdgmainstreet@verizon.net • www.mainstreethdg.com

25-26  Mame The Musical

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman. Based on the Novel by Patrick Dennis, and the play "Auntie Mame" by Lawrence and Lee. Directed by Allan Herlinger. It's the height of the 1920's and Auntie Mame becomes the guardian for her ten-year-old nephew with hilarious results. Hit songs include "Mame," "It's Today," "Open a New Window," "If He Walked into My Life," "We Need a Little Christmas," "Bosom Buddies" and "That's How Young I Feel." Reserved Seating: Adult $20, Senior (Age 60+) $16, Youth (Age 17 & Younger) $12. 443.412.2539 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

25-27  Pictures at an Exhibition

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

26  Bel Air Farmers Market

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Bldg Parking Lot, 7-11am. This market was established by several local farmers who wanted to give the community the ability to buy direct. Buying direct not only gives you fresh, local products, but is healthier for you and better for our environment. Come and meet the people behind the fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants and specialty products at The Bel Air Farmers' Market! www.belairfarmersmarket.com

26  Water Strider Pontoon Boat Rides: Chesapeake Bay Scavenger Hunt

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9-10:30am. Ages 30 lbs – adult, under 13 w/adult. Celebrate National Estuaries Day with a trip on our pontoon boat. Search the water and shoreline for the classic signs of our beautiful bay and enjoy the scenery along the way. *Meet at Estuary Center. Space is limited, registration required. Ages 13- adult: $5.40/member; $6/non-member, or under 13 are $3.60/member; $4/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

26  Crab Feast

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace. Enjoy all you can eat Maryland crabs and other bay delicacies. Proceeds benefit the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum. 410.939.4800 • www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

26  Healthy Harford Day

Next to Bel Air Farmers Market, 119 South Hays Street, Bel Air. 9am-1pm. designed to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and improved wellness in Harford County. www.healthyharford.org/calendar-of-events/healthy-harford-day-2015

26  Antique & Collectibles Appraisal Fair

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street. 9am-3pm. $10/item, limit of 3 items. Sponsored by The Historical Society of Harford County. 410.838.7691

26  4th Saturday Open House

Historical Society Headquarters, 143 N. Main Street. 10am-2pm. 410.838.7691

26  10th Annual Harford County Wine Festival

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road. 12-6pm. Enjoy wines from around the world, food, crafts and live entertainment! Quench your thirst and hoist your stein in our newly added Oktoberfest Beer Garden. Our VIP area will satisfy your senses as you sample premium wines and feast upon gourmet food. For tickets and more information, please call 410.638.4565 • www.harfordcountywinefest.com

26  Enticing, Exciting Estuaries!

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2:30-4:30pm. Ages: All, under 13 w/adult. Immerse yourself in the estuary that is the Chesapeake Bay! Spend time fish seining, walking along the shoreline, peering into the world of microscopic plant life and more to celebrate this incredible ecosystem. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

26, 27  Fall Harvest and Craft Festival

Steppingstone Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 11am-4pm. Craft booths; scarecrow making; pumpkin painting; apple bobbing & pressing; apple butter making; hay rides; straw maze; petting zoo; Punch & Judy and magic shows; bluegrass and traditional music; food; and tours. The museum will be selling mums, apples, pumpkins, kettle corn, apple butter and more for your fall decorating and munching needs! Rain or shine event. Additional fees only for items you take home (scarecrows and pumpkins). All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Steppingstone Museum Association for support of educational programs and care of historic buildings and collections. Admission - $10 adults, children 12 and under and members free. www.steppingstonemuseum.org

27  Water Strider Pontoon Boat Rides: Migration Search

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 7:30-9am. Ages 8-adult, under 13 w/adult. Hawks, ospreys, waterfowl, and butterflies are journeying southward toward their winter homes. Join birder, Ruth Bergstrom, to see how many choose to fly over or rest on the waters of Otter Point Creek. Meet at the Estuary Center’s Pontoon Pier parking lot on Rt. 40 just west of Otter Point Road unless otherwise noted. Space is limited, registration required. Ages 13-adult: $5.40/member; $6/non-member, or under 13 are $3.60/member; $4/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

27  Sunday Breakfast at American Legion

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 47, 501 St. John Street, Havre de Grace. 8-11am. Eggs cooked to order. Omelets – choice of Western, Spanish, Ham and Cheese, Bacon and Cheese. Scrapple, biscuit and gravy, home fries, pancakes, French toast, toast. Public welcome. Breakfast - $6; Omelets, add $1. Reorders, add $2. 410.939.0234

27  Your Day, Your Way: A Bridal Fair in Nature’s Backyard

Deer Creek Overlook and Rocks Lodge, 6 Cherry Hill Road, Street. 1-4pm. See two distinct venues and meet vendors for your every need. Free gifts, samples and door prizes. Grand Prize Drawing for a $6,500 honeymoon giveaway. Meet the dedicated wedding professionals who are committed to making your wedding, everything that you have dreamed of. Your Day…Your Way. Brides free, you must pre-register at www.deercreekoverlook.com. Other guests $5 each, tickets available at the door, or via paypal through website.

27  Art Exhibit: Richard Hoff Graphite Pencil Drawings

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Graphite pencil drawings provide a pictorial narrative of life in America during the 1940’s and 50’s. In capturing the essence of life on the “home front”, Mr. Hoff depicts popular architectural and social icons of that era. 410.879.4424

27  Ben Franklin Speaks

Hays House Museum, 324 Kenmore Avenue. 1-4pm. Visit with interpreter David Fisher as he portrays Ben Franklin in the days of the signing of the US Constitution. Adults $5, Students & Seniors $3, Children under 4 are FREE. 410.838.7691

27  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 1 and 2pm. Tour the property and first floor of Tudor Hall, Harford County's historic Booth family home and childhood home of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. Tours last 45 minutes. $5 cash for those age 13 and older. 443.619.0008 • SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com • http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com/

27  Drop in Program: Nature Tales

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2pm. 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

27  Mame The Musical

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 2pm. Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman. Based on the Novel by Patrick Dennis, and the play "Auntie Mame" by Lawrence and Lee. Directed by Allan Herlinger. It's the height of the 1920's and Auntie Mame becomes the guardian for her ten-year-old nephew with hilarious results. Hit songs include "Mame," "It's Today," "Open a New Window," "If He Walked into My Life," "We Need a Little Christmas," "Bosom Buddies" and "That's How Young I Feel." Reserved Seating: Adult $20, Senior (Age 60+) $16, Youth (Age 17 & Younger) $12. 443.412.2539 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

27  Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Featuring Megan Ihnen, Mezzo-Soprano, and Martha Morrison Muehleisen, Violin. Adult $10; Youth (Age 3-17) $1; HCC Students free with HCC ID. 443.412.2539 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

28  14th Annual Golf Classic

The Greater Bel Air Community Foundation, Maryland Golf & Country Club, 1335 E. Macphail Road, Bel Air. The Foundation raises funds for capital improvement projects in the Bel Air community. The Golf Classic is our major fund raiser. Please join the Foundation in helping with improvements to standing structures and renovations to playgrounds. All proceeds will benefit the community. 410.879.9292 • 410.836.6366. For information on fees and sponsorships, please visit www.gbacf.org

28  Nature’s Playgroup

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Session I: 9:30-10:30am; Session II: 11am-12pm. Ages 0-5 years (w/parent). Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day’s theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, monarch butterflies, camouflage, migration, hibernation. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50/member; $35/non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

28  Harford County Commission For Women

McFaul Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, 6:45pm. Open meeting to discuss resources for Harford County women in their endeavor for social, political and economic equality. FREE. 410.638.4739

28-11/6   Forms from Life and Nature: Ceramics & Other Media

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Gallery, Student Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. Exhibition – Sculptural and functional ceramics using various building and glazing techniques. Curator: Jim McFarland. 443.412.2539 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

30  Nature Tots and Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Nature Tots: 9:30-10:30am; Nature Kids: 11am-12pm. Ages Nature Tots: 2-3 (w/parent); Nature Kids: 4-5 (w/parent). Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, monarch butterflies, camouflage, migration, hibernation. Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

October

1  Rocking Chair Story Time

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road. 9:30-10:30am. In partnership with the Harford County Public Library. Depending on the weather, we may be reading on the patio or fireside in the Manor. Local officials and celebrities will read exciting stories to children 5 and under. Children and parents will have a chance to meet local leaders as we celebrate our community! A simple craft will be provided for children to take with them and enjoy at home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per family. Registration is required. 410.638.4565 • www.rockfieldmanor.com/events

1  New and Underused Perennials to Expand Your Palette with Ruth Rogers Clausen

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, Studio, 10:30am. Are you tired of having your hard work gobbled up by herds of hungry deer? Have you given up on trying to create an aesthetically pleasing garden with interesting plant combinations because you think it’s no longer possible? Invigorate your gardening enthusiasm with tips from well-known garden writer, author and botanist Ruth Rogers Clausen through her years of experience with growing and knowing the “ins and outs” of perennial gardening right here in deer country! With over 50 years experience in the industry, Clausen has lectured widely and has written several gardening books including Perennials for American Gardens, Dreamscaping, 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants, and newly released Essential Perennials: The Complete Reference to 2700 Perennials for the Home Garden. A book sale and signing will take place. This lecture sponsored by Pinehurst Landscape Co. $25 for Ladew members and $30 non-members. Lunch for $12 is optional and by reservation. Lecture reservations are required. To purchase tickets, call 410.557.9570 • www.ladewgardens.com

2  Final First Friday of 2015

Office Street, Bel Air. 5-8pm. Harford County’s BEST block party is Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s First Fridays with local live music, beer and wine, food vendors, face painting and more! A different band each month. Sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. Visit www.downtownbelair.com to see the line up or follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook for up to the minute information on all of our great events! 443.823.1797

2  Havre de Grace First Friday

Downtown Havre de Grace. 5-9pm. With Washington, St. John and Franklin streets closed to traffic, and market stalls lining the street, special events, and musicians, our stores stay open late allowing you to enjoy our City, meet friends, and enjoy our cafes and restaurants. www.mainstreethdg.com

2  “Honoring Peb: An Evening of Art & Conversation”

Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6pm. Pierre Bellocq, the renowned equestrian and political cartoonist known as Peb, will receive the fourth Robert & Anne Heighe Award for Excellence in Equestrian Journalism. The award is presented by the Hays-Heighe House, a public history site located at Harford Community College. The Hays-Heighe House was the centerpiece of Robert and Anne Heighe’s 225-acre Prospect Hill Farm (headquarters of their Thoroughbred breeding and racing operations) from 1921-53. “Honoring Peb: An Evening of Art & Conversation” features the opportunity to view an exhibit of Peb’s work from 6-7pm in the Hays-Heighe House’s galleries. The event moves to the Chesapeake Center Dining Room at 7pm for the award presentation and a conversation with Peb as he reflects on his life and work. The conversation will be facilitated by Michael H.S. Finney, grandson of last year's award recipient, Humphrey S. Finney, and proprietor of Yoicks! in Saratoga Springs. Also at the event, Peb’s design for the program cover for the 30th anniversary of the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at the races will be unveiled. Peb has been the premier equine cartoonist in the United States for 60 years. A native of France, he came to the United States in 1954 to create the artwork for the inaugural Washington, D.C. International at the invitation of Laurel Race Course owner John D. Schapiro. His first cartoon in the United States appeared in the Morning Telegraph (sister publication of The Daily Racing Form) on opening day of Jamaica Racetrack in New York in 1955. His work appeared in The Daily Racing Form for more than 50 years. Peb also provided editorial cartoons for The Philadelphia Inquirer (which at one time had the same owner as The Daily Racing Form) and produced numerous cartoons illustrating the civil rights struggle and various social issues in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. Tickets are $30 per person and include heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer/wine and may be purchased at www.harford.edu/Peb. Proceeds benefit the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College. Additional information about the event is available by calling 443.412.2539 or emailing haysheighe@harford.eduwww.harford.edu/Peb

2, 3  Haunted History Tours

Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc. 7pm. A significant factor in Havre de Grace tours is that the history and murder stories are TRUE stories documented either by newspaper or local historians. And the ghost stories are first-hand accounts told to Main Street from the people who experienced them. $14 each, $10 each for groups of 10 or more. 410.939.1811 • hdgmainstreet@verizon.net • www.mainstreethdg.com

2-4  Pictures at an Exhibition

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. www.artinharford.org • 410.420.9499

2-31  Havre de Haunts Tours

Starting location: Concord Point Coffee, 217 N. Washington Street, Havre de Grace. 7pm and 8:30pm. Take a ghostly guided tour of downtown Havre de Grace. Tours are 1.5 hours long and go out rain or shine. Group tours and group pricing! Advance $13, At door $14. For more information or to purchase tickets, 443.243.5836 • havredehaunts@hotmail.comwww.havredehaunts.com

3  1st Annual Aberdeen Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Run/Walk

Aberdeen American Legion Post 128, 44 N. Parke Street, Aberdeen. 7:30am registration. A course-certified 5K to benefit the Cancer LifeNet program at Upper Chesapeake's Kaufman Cancer Center.  Pre-race packet pickup available at The Greene Turtle - Aberdeen on 10/1/15 from 4-8pm. Prizes, food and entertainment at the event!  $25 early registration; $30 day of event. 410.836.6218 • www.thinkpinkaberdeenmd.org

3  Bel Air Farmers Market

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Bldg Parking Lot, 7-11am. This market was established by several local farmers who wanted to give the community the ability to buy direct. Buying direct not only gives you fresh, local products, but is healthier for you and better for our environment. Come and meet the people behind the fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants and specialty products at The Bel Air Farmers' Market! www.belairfarmersmarket.com

3  Water Strider Pontoon Boat Rides: Hook a White Perch

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 8-11:30am. Ages 12-adult, under 13 w/adult. Try your luck at fishing on the Bush River. Learn to clean and filet your catch and prepare it for eating. Equipment provided. Fishing license required for participants 16 and older.  *Meet at Estuary Center. Space is limited, registration required. $9/member; $10/non-member per person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

3  The Susquehanna Flats Classic

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, 215 Giles Street, Havre de Grace, 9am-5pm. This Regional and State sanctioned goose & duck calling contest will be held on the grounds of the Decoy Museum with the Susquehanna Flats as the background for this contest. Registration and fees for the calling contest are required. Admission is FREE to the public. Vendors and food will be on site. Call to confirm date. www.decoymuseum.com

3  Darlington Apple Festival

2101 Shuresville Road, Darlington. 10am-5pm. Rain or Shine. Entertainment, Apple Pie Contest, food vendors. www.darlingtonapplefestival.com

3  Historic Walking Tour

Downtown Havre de Grace, 10-11:30am. Enjoy a guided historic walking tour of the national register historic district. Learn about Havre de Grace history through the old buildings that tell it's story. www.mainstreethdg.com

3  Historic Walking Tours

Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc. 10am. Enjoy a guided historic walking tour of the national register historic district. Learn about Havre de Grace’s history through the old buildings that tell it’s story. $12 adults, group discounts offered. 410.939.1811 • hdgmainstreet@verizon.net • www.mainstreethdg.com

3  1st Annual Aberdeen Breast Cancer Awareness Motorcycle Poker Run

American Legion Post 128, 44 N. Parke Street, Aberdeen. 10am registration. All vehicles welcome! Price includes Poker Run, ride pin, door prize ticket, entertainment, food and refreshments and prize for best-decorated bike! The Poker Run will travel through the Susquehanna River Valley, starting at American Legion Post 128 and will venture into Amish country in PA before returning to Post 128 in Aberdeen.  Proceeds to benefit the Cancer LifeNet program at Upper Chesapeake's Kaufman Cancer Center. $20 per rider/per passenger. 410.836.6218 • www.thinkpinkaberdeenmd.org

3  Reduce the Runoff Rain Barrel Workshop

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-3:30pm. Adults. Learn about the problem of polluted stormwater runoff and be part of the solution. Rain barrels are a cheap and easy way to conserve water and reduce runoff. Build your own rain barrel and learn how to install it on your property. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50/Member; $35/Non-Member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

4  Kayak Trips: Mariner Point Kayak

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 8:30-11am. Ages 8-adult, under 13 w/adult. Ever wonder where the Little and Big Gunpowder join? Kayak the marshes of Gunpowder State Park and find out. Birds and beauty abound. *Meet at Mariner Point Park. Wear shoes that can get wet. All equipment supplied. Space is limited, registration required. $10.80/member; $12/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

4  Art Exhibit: Jonathan West

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-4pm. Communication and awareness are of the utmost importance to the artist today. Mr. West states, “Advances in technology have placed the entire world in our homes and studios, and, in my case, spur an empathetic reaction to the world’s tragedies and human foibles. In my paintings, I seek to define my reaction in cathartic, expressionistic and poignant notations.” 410.879.4424

5  Nature’s Playgroup

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Session I: 9:30-10:30am; Session II: 11am-12pm. Ages 0-5 years (w/parent). Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day’s theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, monarch butterflies, camouflage, migration, hibernation. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50/member; $35/non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

6  Forms from Life and Nature: Ceramics & Other Media Reception

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Gallery, Student Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 5:30-7pm. Exhibition – Sculptural and functional ceramics using various building and glazing techniques. Curator: Jim McFarland. 443.412.2539 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

7  Nature Tots and Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Nature Tots: 9:30-10:30am; Nature Kids: 11am-12pm. Ages Nature Tots: 2-3 (w/parent); Nature Kids: 4-5 (w/parent). Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, monarch butterflies, camouflage, migration, hibernation. Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

8  Rocking Chair Story Time

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road. 9:30-10:30am. In partnership with the Harford County Public Library. Depending on the weather, we may be reading on the patio or fireside in the Manor. Local officials and celebrities will read exciting stories to children 5 and under. Children and parents will have a chance to meet local leaders as we celebrate our community! A simple craft will be provided for children to take with them and enjoy at home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per family. Registration is required. 410.638.4565 • www.rockfieldmanor.com/events

8  Sakonnet Garden — Coherent Design versus Obsessive Collecting with John Gwynne

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, Studio, 10:30am. Join Sakonnet Garden co-founder John Gwynne as he shares the thirty plus year evolution of this secret Rhode Island garden embedded within a native coastal field landscape that originally began as a natural tangle of autumn olives and oriental bittersweet. Each outdoor room reflects the owner’s ongoing experiments with lighting, space, color mixing, collecting and growing wonderful plants. It is conceived as an intimate place to explore, with multiple paths leading one onward to unexpected experiences. Gwynne, co-creator of Sakonnet with partner Mikel Folcarelli, is a trained artist and landscape architect. He is the former vice president/creative director of design for the Wildlife Conservation Society, and has traveled to many nations assisting with landscape-scale conservation. Gwynne is still involved with global conservation education and local meadow restoration. For more information, visit www.sakonnetgarden.com. $25 for Ladew members and $30 non-members. Lunch for $12 is optional and by reservation. Lecture reservations are required. To purchase tickets, call 410.557.9570 • www.ladewgardens.com

8  Book Sales

Bel Air Library, 100 E. Pennsylvania Avenue. 5-7:30pm. Paperback, hardback and children’s books. Sponsored by Friends of the Bel Air Library. 410.638.3151

8  Estate Planning Seminar and Expo

PK Law Caf, 901 Dulaney Valley Road, Suite 400, Towson. 6-7:30pm. Complimentary seminar geared towards LGBT individuals and couples of all ages who are interested in learning about Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and Family Building, including second-parent adoptions.  Along with a general overview of estate planning, speaker PK Law attorney Cheryl Jones will discuss the unique issues surrounding estate planning, marriage, and family building for LGTB individuals and couples.  In addition the seminar, LGBT friendly businesses will be present to provide information to interested attendees. FREE. 410.938.8800 • rking@pklaw.comhttp://pklaw.com/events/pk-law-lgbt-estate-planning-seminar-and-expo/

9  Community Bull & Oyster Roast

Havre de Grace Community Centre, 100 Lagaret Lane, Havre de Grace. 6:30-10:30pm. Large menu, DJ music, door prizes, auctions and Bruster Ice Cream. $50 per person. 410.9393303 • hdegchamber1@comcast.netwww.hdgchamber.com

9  Junie B. Jones: Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide To School

Amoss Center, Harford Community College, 200 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Now that JUNIE B. JONES has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B. and friends deliver the definitive word on surviving and thriving in style. With a jillion tips, tricks and trip-ups, Junie B. shares her hard-won expertise and shows us all how school is sometimes scary, sometimes super-fun, and ALWAYS something to sing about! An all-new musical adventure based on Barbara Park's popular book. (One hour in length, recommended for grades K - 5). Reserved Seating: Premium $16; Orchestra $12. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

9-10  Book Sales

Bel Air Library, 100 E. Pennsylvania Avenue. 10am-4:30pm. Paperback, hardback and children’s books. Sponsored by Friends of the Bel Air Library. 410.638.3151

9, 10  Haunted History Tours

Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc. 7pm. A significant factor in Havre de Grace tours is that the history and murder stories are TRUE stories documented either by newspaper or local historians. And the ghost stories are first-hand accounts told to Main Street from the people who experienced them. $14 each, $10 each for groups of 10 or more. 410.939.1811 • hdgmainstreet@verizon.net • www.mainstreethdg.com

10  Run for a Great Cause! Inspiration 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

Ripken Stadium Parking Lot, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen. 7am registration, 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk kicks off at 8am. Support local Special Olympic athletes in Harford County! Elite Race Management will time and coordinate the 5K Run. Prizes for best times. Register online at http:///harfordcounty.kintera.org/inspirationwalk or collect donations and bring them on the day of the walk. $25 early registration fee; $30 day of event. Student (18 and under) $15. For more information, call Stacy Alford, Area Director 443.833.5144

10  Bel Air Farmers Market

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Bldg Parking Lot, 7-11am. This market was established by several local farmers who wanted to give the community the ability to buy direct. Buying direct not only gives you fresh, local products, but is healthier for you and better for our environment. Come and meet the people behind the fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants and specialty products at The Bel Air Farmers' Market! www.belairfarmersmarket.com

10  Columbus Day Classic

Ice World, 1300 Governor’s Court, Abingdon. The Columbus Day Classic is a charity event for the USA Warriors Hockey Program (USAWHP) and the St. Elizabeth School (SES). The event will include raffles, 50/50’s and the following main events: Ice hockey game between the USA Warriors Standing Team and Aberdeen Proving Ground JTF-Blast; Shoot out by Students of SES who play hockey with the Baltimore Saints Special Hockey Program.  Like the Warriors, the Saints know that hockey is not only recreational but therapeutic.  It emphasizes social interaction, self-reliance, concentration and willingness to adapt to new experiences with a sense of accomplishment and pride. During the hockey game the USA Warriors will be wearing hockey jerseys which feature artwork by SES students that will be sold the event to further raise funds for both the USAWHP and SES. $10. 410.889.5054 x 1152 or 1112 • john.laursen00@gmail.comwww.stelizabeth-school.org/support_us_special_events_st_elizabeth_columbus_registration.html

10  Scary Scarecrows

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10am-12pm. Families, under 13 w/adult. If he only had a brain... Make a scarecrow to decorate your yard this Halloween and fall! Bring old clothing to personalize your scarecrow and embellish with natural finds. Stuffing and other materials provided, along with refreshments. Space is limited, registration required. $6.30/Member; $7/Non-Member/project. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

10  Drop in Programs: 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

10  Pumpkin Party

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-5:30pm. Ages: All, under 13 w/adult. Celebrate fall with a full-on pumpkin party! Sample pumpkin treats, tie dye pumpkin shirts, make a pumpkin craft, play pumpkin games, and carve/decorate pumpkins for your home. Space is limited, registration required. $9/Member; $10/Non-Member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

9-11  Pictures at an Exhibition

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. www.artinharford.org • 410.420.9499

9-11  Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Timonium

Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, 10/9, 10/10 -10am-6pm, 10/11 - 10am-5pm. A new fall wardrobe. New serveware for holiday meals. A head start on gifting. The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Timonium offers a handmade shopping spree perfect for the change of seasons. More than 250 of the nation’s finest artisans will be waiting with their latest creations in sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, leather, metal, furniture, home accessories, photography and fine art. The show’s strict application and jurying process ensures visitors will find striking, high-caliber work. Not only does the show attract top talent from across the country, but Maryland’s top artists will join them, eager to offer an entire summer’s worth of work to more than 10,000 craft lovers. Many of the artists will wow visitors with live demonstrations of meticulous, timeless skills including iron forging, copper spinning and carving. Visitors will peruse the aisles to the accompaniment of live music, and sample gourmet treats from artisanal food vendors, while kids in tow can dress up and reenact fairytales at the children’s entertainment area. For more information, including admission discounts, a list of artists participating in the show and discount hotel rates, visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com or call 800.210.9900. Free parking is available on site. Admission (valid all three days): Adults: $8 online; $10 at the door; Children under 12: free; Parking: free. slcraftsposts@gmail.com

9-11/6  Peb, at a Gallop: The Art of Pierre Bellocq

Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. Featuring more than 50 cartoons, with topics ranging from horse racing to politics to civil rights. Included in the exhibit will be program covers, sketches never before published and original artwork. The exhibit is curated by Maryanna Skowronksi, director of the Historical Society of Harford County. Tuesdays from 1-3pm; Fridays from 10am-noon and first Saturdays from 10am-noon. Admission to the exhibit during those times is FREE. www.harford.edu/Peb

10  Freedom Fun Run

Perryville Community Park, Marion Tapp Parkway, Perryville, 8am. The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (The Arc NCR) invites you be a superhero and support the freedom for people with differing abilities to learn, work and participate in our community! Participants are encouraged to dress in costume as their favorite superhero for the event. The Freedom Fun Run is a non-timed 5K scenic loop by the water in a fully accessible park. Walkers are welcome! Although this race is untimed, participants are welcome to time themselves and set a personal record or to take their time and hang out with other real-life superheroes. Your support makes a direct impact on the lives of adult individuals and families who have children with an intellectual and/or developmental disability. It means The Arc NCR can provide their own version of a superhero power: transportation for individuals to achieve greater independence as part of the Cecil County community. Registration includes a commemorative t-shirt and refreshments at the event. For those who wish to donate but can’t attend the event, a fundraising site is available. $20. 410.836.7177 • development@arcncr.orghttp://www.arcncr.org/freedomrun.html

10, 11  KarmaFest Unplugged: The Experience…

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 10/10 – 10am-7pm; 10/11 – 10am-6pm. Admission: $15 for the day, $25 for the weekend. Pre-register for special workshops, walk-in welcome! Ticket sales through www.karmafest.com. Inquires – hawsejourneywithin@yahoo.com

11  Canoe Trips: Autumn Colors Canoe

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9-11:30am. Ages 8-adult, under 13 w/adult. Track the arrival of fall in the array of colors painted on the marsh and forest. Wear shoes that can get wet. All equipment provided. Space is limited, registration required.  $10.80/member; $12/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

11  Book Sales

Bel Air Library, 100 E. Pennsylvania Avenue. 10am-4:30pm. Paperback, hardback and children’s books. Sponsored by Friends of the Bel Air Library. 410.638.3151

11  Drop in Programs: Meet a Critter

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1pm. 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

11  Art Exhibit: Jonathan West

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-4pm. Communication and awareness are of the utmost importance to the artist today. Mr. West states, “Advances in technology have placed the entire world in our homes and studios, and, in my case, spur an empathetic reaction to the world’s tragedies and human foibles. In my paintings, I seek to define my reaction in cathartic, expressionistic and poignant notations.” 410.879.4424

11  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 1 and 2pm. Tour the property and first floor of Tudor Hall, Harford County's historic Booth family home and childhood home of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. Tours last 45 minutes. $5 cash for those age 13 and older. 443.619.0008 • SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com • http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com/

12  Nature’s Playgroup

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Session I: 9:30-10:30am; Session II: 11am-12pm. Ages 0-5 years (w/parent). Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day’s theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, monarch butterflies, camouflage, migration, hibernation. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50/member; $35/non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

13  Harford County Dept. of Community Services’ Human Relations Commission

McFaul Senior Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air. 6:30pm. Open meeting to discuss events, public education of matters relating to the equality, equity and harmony of citizens of Harford County. FREE. 410.638.4739

13  Newcomers Club of Harford County

Meets at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 Churchville Road, Bel Air; 7pm.  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. harfordnewcomers@gmail.comwww.newcomersofharfordcounty.com

14  Nature Tots and Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Nature Tots: 9:30-10:30am; Nature Kids: 11am-12pm. Ages Nature Tots: 2-3 (w/parent); Nature Kids: 4-5 (w/parent). Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, monarch butterflies, camouflage, migration, hibernation. Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

14  CPWN 17th Annual Fashion Show

Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood, 5:30-9pm. Silent Auction, raffle, dinner, fashions, fun! All proceeds go to local nonprofits. $45 members/$55 non-members. 410.877.1962 • jody@coffeenewsharford.comwww.facebook.com/pages/Chesapeake-Professional-Womens-Network-CPWN/

15  Rocking Chair Story Time

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road. 9:30-10:30am. In partnership with the Harford County Public Library. Depending on the weather, we may be reading on the patio or fireside in the Manor. Local officials and celebrities will read exciting stories to children 5 and under. Children and parents will have a chance to meet local leaders as we celebrate our community! A simple craft will be provided for children to take with them and enjoy at home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per family. Registration is required. 410.638.4565 • www.rockfieldmanor.com/events

15  Windowsill Art with Nancy Ross Hugo

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, Studio, 10:30am. Through slides and on-site arrangements, Nancy Ross Hugo will share some of her own windowsill creations (which range from naturalistic to Asian-inspired and contemporary designs), using bottles, jars, and other small vases, to showcase leaves, seed pods, flowers, and twigs in ways that celebrate the seasons. According to Hugo, this simple, easy form of floral design requires very little plant material but results in lavish learning and a deepening appreciation of natural rhythms. Hugo is a garden columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, education manager for the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and writer for Horticulture, Fine Gardening, American Forests, and Virginia Wildlife. Two of her most notable books are Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secret Lives of Everyday Trees and Windowsill Art: Creating One-of-a-kind Arrangements to Celebrate the Seasons. A book sale and signing will take place. For more information, visit www.nancyrosshugo.com. $25 for Ladew members and $30 non-members. Lunch for $12 is optional and by reservation. Lecture reservations are required. To purchase tickets, call 410.557.9570 • www.ladewgardens.com

15  Girls Night Out

Downtown Bel Air from 5-8pm. Grab your best girlfriends for a night of discounts, specials and shopping in downtown stores, plus food and drink specials in downtown restaurants. Sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. 443.823.1797 • www.downtownbelair.com

15  Harriet’s Happiest Halloween

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6pm. Harriet’s back and off on another fun-filled adventure! Slip on your favorite Halloween costume and join her... if you dare!  Admission $10 - $15. 443.412.2211

15-17  Bel Air Film Festival

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street. Exciting films and celebrity guests. $5 per film includes popcorn and a drink. 410.838.0584 • www.townofbelairfilmfestival.com

16  Harriet’s Happiest Halloween

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 5:30 and 8pm. Harriet’s back and off on another fun-filled adventure! Slip on your favorite Halloween costume and join her... if you dare!  Admission $10 - $15. 443.412.2211

16  Steppingstein (a refined Octoberfest celebration)

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 6-9pm. Join us for this special evening celebration of history and good taste. Enjoy a German meal, local German style beer from Gunpowder Fall Brewing Company and wine tasting, live music and plenty of polka dancing (with instruction included) while learning about the historic origins of this traditional celebration. VIP admission is an hour earlier with private polka lessons and a special presentation on the history of Octoberfest! We invite you to wear your leiderhosen or dirndl if they are historical and in good taste. Or wear your regency/federal era fashions in keeping with the first Oktoberfest! Admission by advance reservation only. $30 regular, $40 VIP entry at 5pm. www.steppingstonemuseum.org

16  Hawk-ToBerfest Bull and Shrimp Roast

Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 7-11pm. Presented by the North Harford Recreation Council. Great food, auctions, money wheels, raffles, DJ, cold beer. Tickets $35. Contact Chrissy Smith at 443.987.8335 • smithtimes5@hotmail.com

16  An Evening of Jazz

Harford Community College, Joppa Hal, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. Featuring Jazz Volatist Jeff Hall with the Joe Davidian Trio. General Seating: Adult $10; Youth (Age 3-17) $1; HCC students free with HCC ID. www.liveatharfordcc.com

16, 17  Haunted History Tours

Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc. 7pm. A significant factor in Havre de Grace tours is that the history and murder stories are TRUE stories documented either by newspaper or local historians. And the ghost stories are first-hand accounts told to Main Street from the people who experienced them. $14 each, $10 each for groups of 10 or more. 410.939.1811 • hdgmainstreet@verizon.net • www.mainstreethdg.com

16-18  Pictures at an Exhibition

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

16-18  Maryland Home and Garden Show

Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium. 12-8pm. Expert antique appraisals, life-changing home technology, hundreds of knowledgeable contractors and crafts and gifts are what homeowners will find at the Maryland Home & Garden Show. Whether they are looking to start that overdue home improvement project, create fall gardens or decorate for the holiday season, the Maryland Home & Garden Show has everything they will need for the job. Highlights of the show include: More than 300 contractors, home improvement experts and landscapers; Free antique appraisals from Discovery Channel's Dr. Lori; Life-changing products presented by home expert Boyce Thompson; 100+ juried craftspeople at the Maryland Fall Craft Show. 410.863.1180 • mhgsposts@gmail.com

17  Bel Air Farmers Market

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Bldg Parking Lot, 7-11am. This market was established by several local farmers who wanted to give the community the ability to buy direct. Buying direct not only gives you fresh, local products, but is healthier for you and better for our environment. Come and meet the people behind the fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants and specialty products at The Bel Air Farmers' Market! www.belairfarmersmarket.com

17  Fall Craft Festival

North Harford High School, 211 Pylesville Road, Pylesville, 9am-2pm. Over 50 tables of local crafters, pit beef and Keyes Creamery ice cream. Sponsored by the high school band program. ALL are welcome! Spaces available for rent. Admission is FREE. 410.692.4051

17, 18  Harriet’s Happiest Halloween

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 1 and 4pm. Harriet’s back and off on another fun-filled adventure! Slip on your favorite Halloween costume and join her... if you dare! Admission $10 - $15. 443.412.2211

17   Halloween Hike and Campfire

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 6-9:30pm. Any age able to handle a somewhat spooky ¾ mile hike in the woods at night. Pre-register for ½ hour timeslots to begin hike. Allow 1 hour for hike and campfire. Spend a spooky evening at the park hiking through the woods to discover the creatures of Halloween. Meet these real “scary” critters up close and listen to their tales spun by Halloween characters. After the hike, enjoy music and roasted marshmallows down by our cozy campfire. Space is limited. $5/person. Registration required in advance – payment at door. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

18  Punkin' Chunkin' Hike

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10-11am. Ages 3-adult, under 13 w/adult. Hike the Discovery Trail for jack-o'-lantern remains from the Halloween Hike and Campfire. See what creepy crawlers have taken up residence overnight, then toss the pumpkins and see how far they soar into the woods! Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

18  Children’s Gardening: Pumpkin Fun

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-2pm. Ages 5-10. Have fun growing food and flowers.  Enjoy crafts, games, and science disguised as fun, as you learn about plants, life cycles, and prepare the food you grow. $4.50/member; $5/non-member per class or $10.80/member; $12/non-member per series. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

18  Art Exhibit: Jonathan West

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-4pm. Communication and awareness are of the utmost importance to the artist today. Mr. West states, “Advances in technology have placed the entire world in our homes and studios, and, in my case, spur an empathetic reaction to the world’s tragedies and human foibles. In my paintings, I seek to define my reaction in cathartic, expressionistic and poignant notations.” 410.879.4424

18  Bel Air Kiwanis Club 1st Annual Baltimore Ravens Tailgate Party – Ravens vs. 49ers

VFC Fire Hall, 3633 Level Village Road, Havre de Grace. Party starts at 3pm. Game starts at 4pm. Food available 3-7pm. Guest host – Ravens Super Fan Chip “Fired-up” Riley. Catering by Bill’s Seafood includes Chef-Carved Pit Beef, smoked turkey breast and ham, barbecued chicken, Italian sausage with onions and green peppers, hot dogs with baked beans, assorted raw vegetables and dips, cheese, pepperoni and crackers, Maryland crab soup, oysters and clams on the half shell (served with lemon wedges, tabasco and cocktail sauce), baked ziti with garlic bread, vegetable medley, cole slaw, potato salad, macaroni salad, breads and rolls, pretzels and potato chips. Assorted sheet cakes. Two 160” projection screens. Silent auction and 50/50 raffles, door prizes. Proceeds benefit youth activities in Harford County, including Boys & Girls Clubs. Tickets $50 each or $500 for table of ten. Contact Tim Odell 410.515.2583; Chip Riley 443.417.0013; Carl Conway 410.838.9270.

19  Nature’s Playgroup

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Session I: 9:30-10:30am; Session II: 11am-12pm. Ages 0-5 years (w/parent). Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day’s theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, monarch butterflies, camouflage, migration, hibernation. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50/member; $35/non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

21  Mix and Mingle Networking

Harford County Chamber of Commerce, 108 S. Bond Street, Bel Air. 8-9am. 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. No charge. 410.838.2020.

21  Nature Tots and Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Nature Tots: 9:30-10:30am; Nature Kids: 11am-12pm. Ages Nature Tots: 2-3 (w/parent); Nature Kids: 4-5 (w/parent). Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, monarch butterflies, camouflage, migration, hibernation. Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

21   Who’s Smarter Than a 5th Grader

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6pm. Come watch as four prominent Harford County business leaders match wits with members of the Boys & Girls Club of Harford County.  Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Club of Harford County and Winds of Leadership, helping to fund legacy project in Harford County. Reserved Seating: Adult (in advance): $15; Adult (door): $20; Student: $10; Youth (Age 10 & Younger): FREE (ticket required). www.liveatharfordcc.com

22  Rocking Chair Story Time

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road. 9:30-10:30am. In partnership with the Harford County Public Library. Depending on the weather, we may be reading on the patio or fireside in the Manor. Local officials and celebrities will read exciting stories to children 5 and under. Children and parents will have a chance to meet local leaders as we celebrate our community! A simple craft will be provided for children to take with them and enjoy at home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per family. Registration is required. 410.638.4565 • www.rockfieldmanor.com/events

22  Stonecrop Gardens: A Hudson Highlands Gem with Caroline Burgess

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, Studio, 10:30am. Perched in a dramatic, wind-swept setting in the Hudson Highlands, Stonecrop Gardens was the home of Garden Conservancy founder Frank Cabot. Today Stonecrop inspires visitors to explore the infinite variety of the plant kingdom through its displays of raised alpine stone beds and a cliff rock garden, woodland and water gardens, an enclosed English-style flower garden, and a 2,000 square-foot conservatory. Fresh from her work at the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew and having worked many years for Rosemary Verey at Barnsley House, English horticulturist Burgess joined Cabot in developing Stonecrop into a public garden in the mid-1980’s. Under Burgess’ direction, Stonecrop’s gardens have expanded in scope and diversity, and now encompass varied garden spaces containing an encyclopedic collection of plants. For more information, visit www.stonecrop.org. $25 for Ladew members and $30 non-members. Lunch for $12 is optional and by reservation. Lecture reservations are required. To purchase tickets, call 410.557.9570 • www.ladewgardens.com

23  Estuary Science Lab Series: Halloween Chemistry

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 4:30-6pm. Ages 8-12. Spend the afternoon in the lab as a mad scientist. Create eerie Halloween fog, make mysterious color-changing potions, and witness the puking pumpkin. $5.40/member; $6/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

23, 24  Haunted History Tours

Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc. 7pm. A significant factor in Havre de Grace tours is that the history and murder stories are TRUE stories documented either by newspaper or local historians. And the ghost stories are first-hand accounts told to Main Street from the people who experienced them. $14 each, $10 each for groups of 10 or more. 410.939.1811 • hdgmainstreet@verizon.net • www.mainstreethdg.com

23-25  Pictures at an Exhibition

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry.  410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

24  Bel Air Farmers Market

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Bldg Parking Lot, 7-11am. This market was established by several local farmers who wanted to give the community the ability to buy direct. Buying direct not only gives you fresh, local products, but is healthier for you and better for our environment. Come and meet the people behind the fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants and specialty products at The Bel Air Farmers' Market! www.belairfarmersmarket.com

24  Young AFCEA Aberdeen Chapter's Strides for STEM 5K, 1 Mile Walk and Kid's Fun Run

Leidos Field, Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen, 9am. Support the Harford County community through participation and sponsorship of the third annual Young Armed Forces Communication Electronics Association (AFCEA) 5K Run, 1 Mile Walk, and Kids Fun Run. Hosted by the Aberdeen Chapter of Young AFCEA, this is the Chapter’s largest fundraiser of the year with proceeds going towards science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) initiatives in Harford County. Now more than ever, it is important for students to have access to educational experiences that generate interest and enhance ability in the STEM disciplines. The Young AFCEA Aberdeen Chapter has selected to donate proceeds raised from the Young AFCEA 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk to Bel Air Middle School’s Engineering Club. Each year the BAMS engineering club competes in several challenges both locally and nationally. Students research specific topical issues we face as a growing population and write research papers about the best way to solve problems in urban areas. Proceeds will help the students obtain new technology, so the research and reports they use are simplified and easier for the students to track. $30. 410.306.8742 • dwassmer@eoir.com

24  4th Saturday Open House

Historical Society Headquarters, 143 N. Main Street. 10am-2pm. 410.838.7691

24  Harvest: A Maryland Wine Event

Swan Harbor Farm, 401 Oakington Road, Havre de Grace. 11am-5pm. Third annual wine event celebrating everything local - wine, food, artisans, music and agriculture. Taste and buy from over 10 MD wineries, listen to live music while enjoying local delicacies, shop, let the kids do activities and relax as you look out over the Bay. 410.252.WINE • www.marylandwine.com/harvest

24  An Autumn Bug Hunt

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1:30-3pm. Ages All, under 13 w/adult. Search for bugs before the cold weather sends them scurrying. Catch a glimpse of their fascinating and diverse world. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

24  Trick or Treating in Downtown Bel Air

Come out to Downtown Bel Air between 12-2pm to enjoy Trick-or-Treating brought to you by Bel Air’s local businesses.

24  Kayak Trips: Creatures of the Night

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 5:30-8pm. Ages 8-adult, under 13 w/adult. Embrace this spooky season as we glide into the darkening marsh. Keep your eyes and ears open for the creatures that emerge after the sun sets on the horizon. Wear shoes that can get wet. All equipment supplied. Space is limited, registration required. $10.80/member; $12/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

24  Haunted Lock House

Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House, 817 Conesteo St, Havre de Grace. 6:30-8pm. Test your bravery by journeying through the Lock House, turned into a Haunted House. $1. www.thelockhousemuseum.org

25  Sunday Breakfast at American Legion

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 47, 501 St. John Street, Havre de Grace. 8-11am. Eggs cooked to order. Omelets – choice of Western, Spanish, Ham and Cheese, Bacon and Cheese. Scrapple, biscuit and gravy, home fries, pancakes, French toast, toast. Public welcome. Breakfast - $6; Omelets, add $1. Reorders, add $2. 410.939.0234

25   Harvest Days Craft Fair

Harford Jewish Center, 8 N. Earlton Road, Havre de Grace near the Steppingstone Museum. 9am-3pm. Juried craft show. Nice variety. Food, bake sale, silent auction. Proceeds to benefit summer camperships for children in need. Indoors. FREE. 410.679.2063 • tmerrik@comcast.netwww.facebook.com/templeadasshalom

25  Volunteer Opportunities: Invasinators

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 12-2pm. Ages 14-adult. Become a part of the volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers. Learn why non-native invasive plants are a threat to our ecosystem, how to identify problem plants, and removal and restoration strategies. Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and work gloves for field work in the Reserve each meeting date. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

25  Seedy Pumpkin Fun

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 12:30-2pm. Ages: All, under 13 w/adult. Don't throw out your pumpkin seeds. Instead create beautiful crafts and hear interesting facts about this iconic fall fruit! Sample tasty pumpkin treats. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70/Member; $3/Non-Member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

25  Art Exhibit: Jonathan West

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-4pm. Communication and awareness are of the utmost importance to the artist today. Mr. West states, “Advances in technology have placed the entire world in our homes and studios, and, in my case, spur an empathetic reaction to the world’s tragedies and human foibles. In my paintings, I seek to define my reaction in cathartic, expressionistic and poignant notations.” 410.879.4424

25  Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. Featuring Copeland Chamber Ensemble. General Seating: Adult $10; Youth (Age 3-17) $1; HCC students free with HCC ID. www.liveatharfordcc.com

25  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 1 and 2pm. Tour the property and first floor of Tudor Hall, Harford County's historic Booth family home and childhood home of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. Tours last 45 minutes. $5 cash for those age 13 and older. 443.619.0008 • SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com • http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com/

25  Drop in Programs: Nature Tales

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 3:30pm. 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

25  Canoe Trips: Sunset Canoe and Campfire

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 3:30-6:30pm. Ages 8-adult, under 13 w/adult.  Fuel up with a campfire "linner" at the Pontoon Pier followed by a paddle tour of the creek at the height of fall color. *Meet at Pontoon Pier. Wear shoes that can get wet. All equipment provided. Space is limited, registration required. $13.50/member; $15/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

25  Tales and Treats: A Historic Halloween

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 6-9pm. Meet some characters from your imagination at HdG museums for Halloween. Steppingstone will feature ghost stories in the barn, a campfire with s’mores, and fabulous stargazing! $1 donation. 410.939.2299 • director@steppingstonemuseum.comwww.steppingstonemuseum.org

26  Nature’s Playgroup

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Session I: 9:30-10:30am; Session II: 11am-12pm. Ages 0-5 years (w/parent). Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day’s theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, monarch butterflies, camouflage, migration, hibernation. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50/member; $35/non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

26  Harford County Commission For Women

McFaul Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, 6:45pm. Open meeting to discuss resources for Harford County women in their endeavor for social, political and economic equality. FREE. 410.638.4739

28  Nature Tots and Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Nature Tots: 9:30-10:30am; Nature Kids: 11am-12pm. Ages Nature Tots: 2-3 (w/parent); Nature Kids: 4-5 (w/parent). Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, monarch butterflies, camouflage, migration, hibernation. Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

29  Rocking Chair Story Time: Not So Spooky

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road. 9:30-10:30am. In partnership with the Harford County Public Library. Depending on the weather, we may be reading on the patio or fireside in the Manor. Local officials and celebrities will read exciting stories to children 5 and under. Children and parents will have a chance to meet local leaders as we celebrate our community! Costumes are welcome. A simple craft will be provided for children to take with them and enjoy at home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 per family. Registration is required. 410.638.4565 • www.rockfieldmanor.com/events

29  Thomas Jefferson: Gardener with Peter Hatch

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, Studio, 10:30am. Thomas Jefferson wrote, “…the greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.” Peter Hatch’s illustrated lecture will discuss the themes that defined Thomas Jefferson’s passion for natural history, landscape design, and horticulture. Hatch will also review the restoration of Monticello’s gardens, focusing on Jefferson’s revolutionary vegetable garden, and the Jeffersonian legacy in food, wine, and gardening. As Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello since 1977, Hatch has been responsible for the maintenance, interpretation, and conservation of its 2,400-acre landscape. He has written several books on Jefferson’s gardens, including A Rich Spot of Earth, and is an advisor for First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House kitchen garden. A book sale and signing will take place. For more information, visit www.peterjhatch.com. $25 for Ladew members and $30 non-members. Lunch for $12 is optional and by reservation. Lecture reservations are required. To purchase tickets, call 410.557.9570 • www.ladewgardens.com

29  National Geographic Live – Speaker Series

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 200 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. Reception 6:15-7pm in Darlington Hall.  Oceans – Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice. David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes. Explore the world of leading underwater photographer David Doubilet who has spent nearly half of his life in the sea and photographed more than 70 stories for National Geographic. With biologist Jennifer Hayes, his wife and partner, this accomplished duo will share their travels to coral kingdoms around the world that are now under threat due to global climate change and overfishing. Speaker Series Sponsors: Harford County Public Library, Harford Community College Student Services. Reception Sponsor: Towson University. Reserved Seating: Premier Seat with Reception*: $40; Premier Seat: $30; Orchestra Seat: $20; Terrace Seat: $15; HCC Student Orchestra Seat: $10. *Reception includes light refreshments and Meet the Speaker from 6:15-7pm in Darlington Hall on the HCC Campus. Save 20%! Subscription package pricing is available to all three National Geographic Speaker Series Events. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

30  Tales and Treats with Heritage Museums of Havre de Grace

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 6-9pm. Head into the Halloween night for special Tales and Treats at all of the Heritage Museums of Havre de Grace! Special programs, storytelling, and treats at the Concord Point Light House and Keeper’s House, the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Steppingstone Farm Museum, and the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House, find the spooky side of history with each of our museums! Steppingstone will feature ghostly tales in story and song in the barn and a campfire with hot cider and smores for a fun hallows treat! Admission by donation. www.steppingstonemuseum.org

30  Haunted History Tours

Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc. 7pm. A significant factor in Havre de Grace tours is that the history and murder stories are TRUE stories documented either by newspaper or local historians. And the ghost stories are first-hand accounts told to Main Street from the people who experienced them. $14 each, $10 each for groups of 10 or more. 410.939.1811 • hdgmainstreet@verizon.net • www.mainstreethdg.com

30  Rocky Horror Picture Show

APGFCU Arena, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 10pm. Movie with Live Shadow Cast. Give Yourself Over to the Absolute Pleasure of The Rocky Horror Picture Show LIVE! Join us for our second annual Rocky Horror Picture Show party! Enjoy a live cast performance along with the cult classic movie on our new state of the art video wall. This event is all about audience participation so wear your costume, sing along, play with props, cat call the characters, and dance the TIME WARP! First time seeing Rocky Horror Live? You may want to visit Rocky Horror Official Fan Site for helpful participation information. Mature Themes - Not Appropriate for Ages 17 & Younger. General Admission (in Advance): $8; General Admission (at Door): $10. Includes goodie bag of props for participation. (Please no outside props or food are permitted). www.liveatharfordcc.com

30, 31  Illumination

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. www.artinharford.org • 410.420.9499

31  Bel Air Farmers Market

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Bldg Parking Lot, 7-11am. This market was established by several local farmers who wanted to give the community the ability to buy direct. Buying direct not only gives you fresh, local products, but is healthier for you and better for our environment. Come and meet the people behind the fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants and specialty products at The Bel Air Farmers' Market! www.belairfarmersmarket.com

31  7th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and Trick or Treat Walk

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 9am. Presented by Kent Schwab Allstate Agency. The race, on a USA Track and Field certified course, honors the memory of Heather L. Hurd, a history major at Harford Community College from 1999 to 2003, who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. The walk/run was established by the Hurd Family and Harford Community College in 2009 to raise funds for the Harford Community College Remembrance Book Scholarship Fund and to raise awareness of traffic accidents, their consequences and what can be done to prevent them. Over the six years the race has been held, more than $100,000 has been raised for Remembrance Book Scholarships. Registration fee includes a t-shirt, refreshments and prizes. Trophies will be awarded to male and female top finishers in the following categories: 14 and under, 15 - 18, 19 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59 and 60 and over. $25 in advance (by noon on October 29) or $30 per person on race day. To register, visit www.harford.edu/heather. For more information, call 443.412.2428.

31  Kayak Trips: Final Fall Float

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9-11:30am. Ages 8-adult, under 13 w/adult. Say farewell to the 2015 paddling season. Foray through the marsh, capturing memories to tide you over until spring. Wear shoes that can get wet. All equipment supplied. Space is limited, registration required. $10.80/member; $12/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

31  Spooky Batty Fun!

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10:30am-12:30pm. Ages: All, under 13 w/adult. Are bats spooky or cool? Decide for yourself. Discover fun facts, play a game about bat communication, and make a batty craft for Halloween. Space is limited, registration required. $4.50/Member; $5/Non-Member/project. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

31  A Hunt for Halloween

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-3:30pm. Ages: Families, under 13 w/adult. With a mobile device in hand, search the trails high and low for signs of Halloween. Using an app that we show you before you begin, you will log each item or puzzle you solve to win a Halloween prize! Space is limited, registration required. $2.70/Member; $3/Non-Member/person or $10.80/Member; $12/Non-Member/family. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

31  Get the Led Out

APGFCU Arena, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. The American Led Zeppelin. Passionate about their love the music of Led Zeppelin, this group of professional musicians brings the studio recordings of "the mighty Zep" to life on the big concert stage. Not an impersonator act but rather a group of musicians who were fans first. Get the Led Out strives to recreate the sound of one of the greatest bands in rock history. It's the closest you will get to the original band's music! Reserved Seating: Floor Seat: $30 - $35; Lower Level Seat: $20 - $25; Upper Level Bleacher: $10 - $15.Information on this event is available at www.gtlorocks.comwww.liveatharfordcc.com

November

1  Illumination

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

1  Fall Color Coasters

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-2:30pm. Ages 7-adult, under 13 w/adult. Craft coasters for hot, winter drinks using recycled tiles and treasures that you discover on a short nature walk. Space is limited, registration required. $7.20/Member; $8/Non-Member per project. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

1  Witchy Woman Tea

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 1pm and 3pm seatings. Learn about the history of Halloween and Witchcraft while enjoying afternoon tea in the Historic Farm House for a refined Halloween celebration. Join us at the lovely Steppingstone Farm House for afternoon Tea featuring Professional Storyteller and Historic Reenactor Alisa Dupuy. As this is a performance, doors will close promptly at starting time to not interrupt the program. *Seats are limited due to the size of the historic home, we will make every effort to seat groups together but tables are limited to 4-6 each so you may be seated with another party. The teas require attention for an hour and proper table manners and thus are not suitable for children under the age of 8 years. Your paypal confirmation is your receipt and places you on our seating list. We will contact you if we need clarification on your order or group size for seating purposes. Please let us know if you need special accommodations for accessibility or seating. Cancellations must be made 2 weeks before the tea for a refund unless we are able to sell your seats to someone on the waiting list. Thank you for your understanding.* Tickets are $25, which includes your Afternoon Tea, the Performance, an exciting glimpse of the past, and a donation to the museum. www.steppingstonemuseum.org

1  Art Exhibit: Jonathan West

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-4pm. Communication and awareness are of the utmost importance to the artist today. Mr. West states, “Advances in technology have placed the entire world in our homes and studios, and, in my case, spur an empathetic reaction to the world’s tragedies and human foibles. In my paintings, I seek to define my reaction in cathartic, expressionistic and poignant notations.” 410.879.4424

3  Artisans Raffle at the Annual Dinner and Volunteer Recognition

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 6pm meeting; 7pm dinner. Special speaker presentation along with the fellowship of our members and volunteers. We will also hold our annual business meeting, volunteer recognitions, and the drawing for the Artisan’s Raffle. www.steppingstonemuseum.org

6  Estuary Science Lab Series: Wildlife Photography – Indoors

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 4:30-6pm. Ages 8-12. Take a close look at the preserved birds and mammals at the Estuary Center and learn about their unique characteristics. Get creative as we photograph them in natural backgrounds on our big screen. $2.70/member; $3/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

6  Havre de Grace First Friday

Downtown Havre de Grace. 5-9pm. With Washington, St. John and Franklin streets closed to traffic, and market stalls lining the street, special events, and musicians, our stores stay open late allowing you to enjoy our City, meet friends, and enjoy our cafes and restaurants. www.mainstreethdg.com

6  Peter Rabbit Tales

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road. 7pm. In celebration of Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday anniversary, Enchantment Theatre in collaboration with the Estate of Beatrix Potter and Penguin Books UK, brings her captivating stories to life. Using fantastic masks, whimsical puppets, gorgeous scenery and original music, the magical, marvelous world of Beatrix Potter comes alive on stage. Admission. $10 - $16. 443.412.2211

6-8  Illumination

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry.  410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

7  Bel Air Farmers Market

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Bldg Parking Lot, 7-11am. This market was established by several local farmers who wanted to give the community the ability to buy direct. Buying direct not only gives you fresh, local products, but is healthier for you and better for our environment. Come and meet the people behind the fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants and specialty products at The Bel Air Farmers' Market! www.belairfarmersmarket.com

7  Historic Walking Tours

Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc. 10am. Enjoy a guided historic walking tour of the national register historic district. Learn about Havre de Grace’s history through the old buildings that tell it’s story. $12 adults, group discounts offered. 410.939.1811 • hdgmainstreet@verizon.net • www.mainstreethdg.com

7  Historic Walking Tour

Downtown Havre de Grace, 10-11:30am. Enjoy a guided historic walking tour of the national register historic district. Learn about Havre de Grace history through the old buildings that tell it's story. www.mainstreethdg.com

7  Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10:30-11:30am. Ages: All, under 13 w/adult. Jack Frost has NOTHING to do with it!  Learn what causes our brilliant forest colors in the autumn…and why it sometimes isn’t so colorful. Why do trees then lose their bright foliage? Bring some of your best fall foliage from home for identification and discussion. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

7  Drop in Programs: 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

7  Archer Lecture & Tea

The Historical Society of Harford County, 143 N. Main Street. 2-4pm. Speaker to be announced. $10. 410.838.7691

7  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 or to gain practical knowledge. Each informal lecture will be followed by a social time with refreshments, when participants can continue discussions with the speaker. Donations welcome. Topic: Bog Turtles:  Status and Conservation by Scott Smith of Maryland DNR. Bog Turtles, North America’s smallest turtle, are in trouble because of habitat loss and fragmentation, changing land use, and illegal collecting.  Scott will tell us of recent conservation and research efforts in Maryland.  Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

7  Campfire Sing-a-Long

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 6:30-8pm. Ages: Families, under 13 w/adult. Fill the woods of Leight Park with music as we sing along with Spice, a protégé of Pete Seeger. Enjoy s'mores and campfire magic while we learn about the environment. *Meet at Pontoon Pier. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70/Member; $3/Non-Member/person or $10.80/Member; $12/Non-Member/family. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

7  Annual Harford County Public Library Gala

Abingdon Branch of Harford County Public Library, 2510 Tollgate Road, Abingdon, 7-11pm. Plans for Harford County Public Library’s Annual Gala are underway. www.hcplonline.org

8  Nature Quest

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 12-4pm. Ages: Families, under 13 w/adult. Explore the Discovery Trail with your family team (at least one adult and one child, 16 or under) to complete all the questions and activities in the Discovery Trail Guide Book. Teams that turn in a book with all activities completed and questions answered correctly will be given a one-year free family membership! Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

8  Art Exhibit: Colorful Photographic Art by Debbi Granruth

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-4pm. “There is beauty in everything if you take the time to look”, says Debbie who is fascinated by various cultures and likes to go off the beaten path to find the ‘perfect shot’. She loves bright and saturated colors. 410.879.4424

8  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 1 and 2pm. Tour the property and first floor of Tudor Hall, Harford County's historic Booth family home and childhood home of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. Tours last 45 minutes. $5 cash for those age 13 and older. 443.619.0008 • SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com • http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com/

10  Newcomers Club of Harford County

Meets at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 Churchville Road, Bel Air; 7pm.  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. harfordnewcomers@gmail.comwww.newcomersofharfordcounty.com

13-15  Illumination

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

14  Bel Air Farmers Market

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Bldg Parking Lot, 7-11am. This market was established by several local farmers who wanted to give the community the ability to buy direct. Buying direct not only gives you fresh, local products, but is healthier for you and better for our environment. Come and meet the people behind the fresh produce, fruit, flowers, plants and specialty products at The Bel Air Farmers' Market! www.belairfarmersmarket.com

14  Turkey Day Recycled Crafts

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10:30am-12:30pm. Ages: 6-adult, under 13 w/adult. Celebrate Thanksgiving and America Recycles Day by reusing materials to make decorations for the holiday! Bring with you used cans, CDs, plastic soda bottles, and paper towel tubes. Snacks provided. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70/Member; $3/Non-Member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

14  Illumination Reception

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 1-4pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry.  410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

14  Thanksgiving Open House with Open Hearth Cooking

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 1-4pm. Join us for an Open House and Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration in the historic farm house featuring Colonial period recipes. The Country Store will be open for all your Christmas shopping needs. Featuring locally crafted goods and some made by museum artisans. Find a truly unique gift this year at Steppingstone! $5. www.steppingstonemuseum.org

14  9th Annual Family Comedy Magic Show

Bel Air Reckord Armory, 37 N. Main Street. 2pm. (Doors open at 1:30pm). Magic and illusions by Rick Walker. Come for an inexpensive afternoon of Amazing Magic and Fun FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. Please join The Greater Bel Air Community Foundation in helping with improvements to standing structures and renovations to playgrounds. All proceeds will benefit the community. 410.879.9292 • 410.836.6366. For tickets and information how to support the Foundation, please visit www.gbacf.org

14  Outdoor Adventure Hike

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-3:30pm. Ages 5-adult, under 13 w/adult. Enjoy the outdoors with a hike to the Leight Park Pontoon Pier before the chill of winter sets in. Cap off the hike with a cup of hot chocolate. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

15  Art Exhibit: Colorful Photographic Art by Debbi Granruth

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-4pm. “There is beauty in everything if you take the time to look”, says Debbie who is fascinated by various cultures and likes to go off the beaten path to find the ‘perfect shot’. She loves bright and saturated colors. 410.879.4424

15  Drop in Programs: Meet a Critter

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2pm. 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

17  The Sicilian Tenors – Christmas Amore

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. Pre-Show reception 6:30-7pm. Includes hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting with an opportunity to meet the Sicilian Tenors. Presented by Harford County Chamber of Commerce. The Sicilian Tenors featuring Aaron Caruso, Elio Scaccio, Sam Vitale. The Sicilian Tenors bring together three marvelous Tenor voices, each singing their own interpretation of the world’s best music for a wonderful holiday experience.  The Sicilian Tenors take the audience on a romantic journey from Hollywood to Broadway to Italy with operatic tenor voices singing a wide variety of marvelous songs that America loves.  Combined with light-hearted fun, this is a concert for all ages and musical tastes. Sponsored by Society of Italian American Businessmen (SIAB) and Harford Community College. Reserved Seating: VIP Seat & Reception* $70; Orchestra Seat $45; *VIP Seat: All seats in center section and seats 1-4 in Rows A - G. www.liveatharfordcc.com

18  Julius Ceasar

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. National players. Shakespeare’s masterful examination of conspiracy, assassination, and what to do when one person becomes greater than one’s nation. Reserved Seating: Adult $20; Senior $15; HCC Faculty/Staff/Student $15; Youth $12. www.liveatharfordcc.com

19  Girls Night Out

Downtown Bel Air from 5-8pm. Grab your best girlfriends for a night of discounts, specials and shopping in downtown stores, plus food and drink specials in downtown restaurants. Sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. 443.823.1797 • www.downtownbelair.com

19  Kaleidoscope of Cultures

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. Celebrating International Education Week 2015. This event features outstanding performances by culturally diverse artists with free, interactive workshops led by performers. General Seating: Adult $3; Youth FREE (ticket required). For more information about the artists, please contact Dr. Stephanie Hallock at 443.412.2262. www.liveatharfordcc.com

20-22  Illumination

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry.  410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

21  Christmas Bazaar & Cookie Walk

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2036 Telegraph Road, Pylesville, 9am-2pm. 28+ tables of local crafters, Cookies on our Cookie Walk, Pit Beef/Turkey/Ham Sandwiches, Kids Corner for our younger shoppers, crafter spaces available for rent. FREE admission. 410.692.4051 • drobey@zoominternet.net

21  Steppingstone Thanksgiving Open House with Open Hearth Cooking

Steppingstone Farm Museum , 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace, 1-4pm. Join us for an Open House and Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration in the historic farm house featuring Colonial period recipes. The Country Store will be open for all your Christmas shopping needs. Featuring locally crafted goods and some made by museum artisans. Find a truly unique gift this year. www.steppingstonemuseum.org

21  Children’s Gardening: Winter Prep

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-3pm. Ages 5-10. Have fun growing food and flowers.  Enjoy crafts, games, and science disguised as fun, as you learn about plants, life cycles, and prepare the food you grow. $4.50/member; $5/non-member per class or $10.80/member; $12/non-member per series. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

21  Gunpowder Sweet Air Hike

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2:30-4:30pm. Ages 8-adult, under 13 w/adult. With the bugs quiet and the temperatures cool, discover some of the best hiking in the region at the Sweet Air area of Gunpowder Falls State Park. *Meet at Gunpowder Falls State Park. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

21  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 or to gain practical knowledge. Each informal lecture will be followed by a social time with refreshments, when participants can continue discussions with the speaker. Donations welcome. Topic: Using Environmental DNA to detect the presence of a rare salamander in Maryland by Andy Adams, Education Coordinator, Susquehannock Wildlife Society, Affiliate Professor of Biology, Loyola University MD. The eastern hellbender is a large secretive aquatic salamander whose historic range included eastern Maryland.  This rare salamander is thought to be locally extinct in our area, but a new technique using environmental DNA could help discover any hidden populations. Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

21  Thanksgiving Campfire Stories

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 5:30-7:30pm. Families, under 13 w/adult. Roast s'mores and drink cider by the fire while listening to stories of Thanksgiving. We'll share old ones, new ones, and your own stories, too! Feel free to bring chairs for your comfort. *Meet at Pontoon Pier. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70/Member; $3/Non-Member/person or $10.80/Member; $12/Non-Member/family. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

21  Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen Concert

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. With acoustic guitar, violin and vocal harmonies their compositions range from Folk and Bluegrass to Gypsy Jazz, Blues and Classical. Suggested Donation - $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

22  Sunday Breakfast at American Legion

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 47, 501 St. John Street, Havre de Grace. 8-11am. Eggs cooked to order. Omelets – choice of Western, Spanish, Ham and Cheese, Bacon and Cheese. Scrapple, biscuit and gravy, home fries, pancakes, French toast, toast. Public welcome. Breakfast - $6; Omelets, add $1. Reorders, add $2. 410.939.0234

22  Who Sleeps? Who Freezes? Who Moves?

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10-11:30am. Families, under 13 w/adult. What happens to the animals of Leight Park in the winter? Find out who does what and explore the Estuary Center and beyond for signs of winter. Hot refreshments provided. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70/Member; $3/Non-Member/person or $10.80/Member; $12/Non-Member/family. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

22  Volunteer Opportunities: Invasinators

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10am-12pm. Ages 14-adult. Become a part of the volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers. Learn why non-native invasive plants are a threat to our ecosystem, how to identify problem plants, and removal and restoration strategies. Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and work gloves for field work in the Reserve each meeting date. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

22  Drop in Programs: Nature Tales

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1pm. 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

22  Art Exhibit: Colorful Photographic Art by Debbi Granruth

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-4pm. “There is beauty in everything if you take the time to look”, says Debbie who is fascinated by various cultures and likes to go off the beaten path to find the ‘perfect shot’. She loves bright and saturated colors. 410.879.4424

27  Black Friday’s Better in Downtown Bel Air

Come to downtown Bel Air the day after Thanksgiving and you will have plenty to give thanks for – sales, great service, superlative bargains and excellent dining adventures that have absolutely nothing to do with turkey, canned cranberry sauce or Aunt Myrtle’s special blackened dinner rolls! 443.823.1797 • www.downtownbelair.com

27  CCA “Wine” Down Social

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street. 5-8pm. Enjoy a glass of wine and light hors d’oeuvres while listening to music and previewing this year’s decorated trees. For information about tickets, go to www.uchfoundation.org

27  Chesapeake Cancer Alliance (CCA) Wine Down Social

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 5:30-8pm. Enjoy a glass of wine, hors d’oeuvres and holiday music while strolling among the beautifully decorated trees.  Admission- $30 pre-sale and $35 at the door. For ticket  information – 410.838.2001

27, 28  Victorian Holiday Faire

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 11am-4pm. Join us for a Victorian Street Faire especially for the holidays!  Steppingstone brings history to life with the warmth and bustle of a Dickens Christmas with food vendors, local high quality handcrafts, live music and performances, and fun for the whole family! This event also features tours of the historic farmhouse decorated for the holidays and visits with a Victorian Santa!   Get in the Christmas spirit while you find a truly unique gift this year at Steppingstone! Admission: $10 adults. www.steppingstonemuseum.org

27-29  Illumination

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry.  410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

28  4th Saturday Open House

The Historical Society Headquarters, 143 N. Main Street. 10am-2pm. 410.838.7691

28  Small Business Saturday in Downtown Bel Air

Small Business Saturday gives you an opportunity to see all that downtown has to offer with special savings and incredible service at all of our downtown businesses including great food and drink and plenty to see and do. Be local, be a part of it and shop local for incredible treasures.

28  Dinosaur Age Stream Walk

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10:30am-12pm. Ages 7 – adult, under 13 w/adult. Grab a pair of waders and walk along the largest stream in Leight Park. Step back in time as you explore the incredible geological features revealed in the stream bank. Warm up with hot chocolate when we return to present day. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

28  Owl Prowl

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 5:30-7pm. Ages 8 – adult, under 13 w/adult. Venture into the woods of Bosely Conservancy on a cool fall evening to hear the call or catch a glimpse of these elusive creatures. *Meet at Bosely Conservancy. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70/Member; $3/Non-Member.  410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

28  Victorian Christmas Ball

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 7pm. Don we now our gay apparel and join in the dancing!  A party grand enough for old Fezziwig himself!  Come out for the Victorian Holiday Faire and then stay for a grand Christmas Ball in the newly renovated Carriage Barn.  Live music, festive holidays treats, and a grand party with Victorian dance await you. All dances will be called, dress is Victorian or formal wear.  Tickets will be available discounted for students and non-dancers who just wish to enjoy the party and music. Admission TBD. www.steppingstonemuseum.org

28-29  2015 10th Annual Chesapeake Cancer Alliance Festival of Trees

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air.  11/28 – 10am-6pm; 11/29 – 10am-4pm.  The Bel Air Armory will be filled with beautiful trees ranging in sizes from table top to 6 feet tall, holiday wreaths and imaginative gingerbread houses which have been designed, decorated and donated by local community organizations, businesses and designers.  A silent auction of the trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses will be held all weekend, ending November 29 at 3pm. Special events and activities are featured for the entire family as well as a bake table, gift boutiques, a lunch café and live entertainment.  Children’s activities include face painting and games and crafts including the popular “make your own gingerbread house”. Last year’s festival raised $35,000 which benefits University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health’s Cancer LifeNet services and cancer related programs at the Kaufman Cancer Center.  Cancer LifeNet services are free to patients and their families in Harford County and western Cecil County. Admission is $6 (children 12 & under free when accompanied by an adult).  For $1 off coupon, visit www.uchfoundation.org - calendar of events.

29  Art Exhibit: Colorful Photographic Art by Debbi Granruth

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-4pm. “There is beauty in everything if you take the time to look”, says Debbie who is fascinated by various cultures and likes to go off the beaten path to find the ‘perfect shot’. She loves bright and saturated colors. 410.879.4424

29  Christmas Open House

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 1-4pm. Tours of the historic farmhouse decorated for the holidays; Christmas music; cookies and cider; museum store open for shopping.  No admission charge for this event. The Museum Store will be open for all your Christmas shopping needs. Featuring locally crafted goods and some made by museum artisans. Find a truly unique gift this year at Steppingstone! No admission fee. www.steppingstonemuseum.org

29  Turkeys Live Where?

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2:30-3:30pm. Families, under 13 w/adult. Did you know wild turkeys have been seen at the Estuary Center? Connect with this emblematic Thanksgiving bird, learning where it lives, and how to track one in the wild. Create a turkey-themed craft. Space is limited, registration required. $3.60/Member; $4/Non-Member per person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

December

3  Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Happy Hour

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road. 6:30-9:30pm. Kick off the holidays with Rockfield Manor’s Christmas tree lighting and holiday happy hour! Enjoy the Manor’s festive décor while sipping warm wassail, grazing on savory snacks and listening to Christmas Carols. $25 per person. For tickets and more information, please visit 410.638.4565 • www.rockfieldmanor.com

4  The Nutcracker

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road. 8pm. 443.412.2211

4-6  Illumination

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

5  Authors & Artists Holiday Gift Sale

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street. 10am-3pm.  This exciting event provides a unique opportunity to meet local authors and artists from many different genres, and to find perfect, one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list. FREE Admission. 410.638.5323

5-6   Holiday Open House

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

5-6  The Nutcracker

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road. 1pm and 4pm. 443.412.2211

6  “A Christmas Carol” Tea

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 1pm and 3pm seatings. Catch the spirit of the holidays early as Dickens comes to life with “A Christmas Carol” as told by Ebenezer Scrooge’s sister, Fan. Join us at the lovely Steppingstone Farm House for a Victorian Tea featuring Professional Storyteller and Historic Reenactor Alisa Dupuy. As this is a performance, doors will close promptly at starting time to not interrupt the program. Please plan to arrive within 15 minutes ahead of your seating. *Seats are limited due to the size of the historic home, we will make every effort to seat groups together but tables are limited to 4-6 each so you may be seated with another party. The teas require attention for an hour and proper table manners and thus are not suitable for children under the age of 8 years. Your paypal confirmation is your receipt and places you on our seating list. We will contact you if we need clarification on your order or group size for seating purposes. Please let us know if you need special accommodations for accessibility or seating. Cancellations must be made 2 weeks before the tea for a refund unless we are able to sell your seats to someone on the waiting list. Thank you for your understanding.* Please come for a lovely day out and let Steppingstone get you in the spirit of the holidays! Tickets are $25, which includes your Afternoon Tea, the Performance, a great dose of Christmas Spirit, and a donation to the museum. www.steppingstonemuseum.org

6  Art Exhibit: Colorful Photographic Art by Debbi Granruth

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-4pm. “There is beauty in everything if you take the time to look”, says Debbie who is fascinated by various cultures and likes to go off the beaten path to find the ‘perfect shot’. She loves bright and saturated colors. 410.879.4424

6  Christmas Open House

Hays House Museum, 324 Kenmore Avenue. 1-4pm. Lavishly decorated with fresh greens and seasonal display. Music by the Catherine Street Consort. Donations appreciated. 410.838.7691

6  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

11  Annual Christmas Open House at Ladew Gardens

Ladew 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 35th 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. www.ladewgardens.com

11  Holiday Movie Night

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street. Doors open at 6pm. Family friendly movie begins at 7:3 pm. Bring your blankets for a family movie night with free popcorn, pre-show entertainment and plenty of holiday cheer. Sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. 443.823.1797

11-13  Illumination

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry.  410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

12  Clifford the Big Red Dog™ - Live!

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road. 1pm and 4pm. It only takes a little to BE BIG!™ The ‘big red dog’, a character beloved for generations, comes to life on stage in a BIG way in this all new musical! Join Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and all their friends from Birdwell Island as they embark on fun-filled adventures with singing, dancing and interactive fun. Share in the timeless values of Clifford’s BIG Ideas: Share, Play Fair, Have Respect, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be Truthful, Be Kind, Believe In Yourself, Be a Good Friend and Help Others – with this musical experience the whole family will love! Admission $12 - $35. 443.412.2211

12  Beth Wood in Concert

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. From Eugene OR, Beth Wood is a musical triple threat - a thoughtful and award-winning songwriter and a talented multi-instrumentalist with a supple, soulful voice. Suggested Donation - $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse.

13  Bel Air Community Band Concert

Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe Street. 3pm. The band will be playing popular music for all ages, seasonal music, show tunes, broadway musical, marches and classical selections. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air. FREE Admission. 410.638.4550

17  Girls Night Out

Downtown Bel Air from 5-8pm. Grab your best girlfriends for a night of discounts, specials and shopping in downtown stores, plus food and drink specials in downtown restaurants. Sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. 443.823.1797 • www.downtownbelair.com

18-20  Illumination

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry.  410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

20  Merry Tuba Christmas

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street. Registration 2pm; Rehearsal 2:30-4pm; Doors open at 4:30pm; Performance 5-6pm. This year will be the ninth 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

January

9  Dana & Susan Robinson

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Multi-instrumentalists (guitar, harmonica, fiddle, banjo and mandolin) who perform old time mountain music and new songs of rural America. Suggested Donation - $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

February

13  Beggar’s Ride & Robert Bobby Duo

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Beggar's Ride is a contemporary folk duo whose sound reminds you of the Indigo Girls. The Robert Bobby Duo is the perfect blend of folk, singer-songwriter, Americana and blues: witty, funny, fresh yet familiar. Suggested Donation - $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

March

7, 8  Steppingstone Farm Museum Opening Weekend

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 1-4pm. This weekend will feature the reopening of the shops with Artisan Demonstrations for the season, farm tours, and special activities as we kick off the start of Spring and another season of Artisan weekends! Admission - $5 adults; children 12 and under and members free. www.steppingstonemuseum.org

12  The Early Mays

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Rhythmic, evocative, dark and wistful, their Appalachian-inspired folk songs are built on deep country sensibilities, masterful three-part harmonies and a sweet old-time sound. Suggested Donation - $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

19  28th Annual 50K Hat Run

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 9am. Pre-registration only. Steppingstone Farm Museum thanks the Hinte-Anderson Trail Run and all of it’s volunteers including RASAC members for their many years of support for the museum and its programs.  The race is once a year but the impact of these wonderful volunteers is felt throughout the year, Thank You! www.steppingstonemuseum.org

April

15  Johnsmith in Concert

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Acclaimed folk artist who has released 7 solo CD's to rave reviews, leads musical tours to Ireland, teaches songwriting and has served as a staff songwriter in Nashville. Suggested Donation - $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

May

13  Dave Nachmanoff in Concert

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Award-winning songwriter who often plays with Al Stewart (Year of the Cat and Time Passages fame). Suggested Donation - $10. . 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

June

11  Craig Bickhardt in Concert

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Award-winning songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Ray Charles, The Judds, Kathy Mattea, B.B.King, Johnny Cash and Alison Krauss. Suggested Donation - $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse