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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  Holiday Open House

The Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 10am-2pm. How did Marylanders celebrate Christmas in the early 1800s? Step back in time for a historical holiday at the former Prospect Hill Farm. No reservation required. FREE admission. 443.412.2539 • www.harford.edu/community/hays-heighe-house.aspx

1  Press Tour: Christmas Village in Baltimore

501 Light Street, Inner Harbor, West Shore Park, Baltimore. 11:30am-1pm. Christmas Village in Baltimore invites you and your family to a special media tour of the Christmas Village. Enjoy tastes and sips, shopping and a tour with Christmas Village organizers. Christmas Village in Baltimore will again transform West Shore Park (501 Light Street) into a traditional, indoor and outdoor German Christmas Market, between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24 and Saturday December 24, 2016. Inner Harbor is invited to enjoy holiday sights and sounds with thousands of twinkling lights, two Christmas Trees, live music at the main indoor stage presented by Condor, entertainment, children’s activities and more than 50 vendors. Shop for high-quality, international and local gifts and decorations. Warm up with a glass of warm mulled wine or hot chocolate while enjoying the great variety of European food and drink. You and a guest are invited to a private press tour to celebrate the return of the Christmas Village. Join us for complimentary snacks and sips; take a tour of the market; start your holiday shopping early; interview organizers about the past, present and future of the market; hear from one of the vendors about their experience. Please let us know if you can't join our official press tour and party. We can arrange to have a lunch voucher waiting for you at the information desk for December 1st through 3rd or other times that fit your schedule. Follow @bmorechristmas on Twitter, like Christmas Village in Baltimore on Facebook and visit http://www.baltimore-christmas.com/.

1  Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Happy Hour

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. 6:30-9:30pm. Kick off the holidays with Rockfield Manor’s Christmas tree lighting and holly jolly happy hour!  Enjoy the Manor’s festive décor while sipping warm wassail, grazing on savory snacks and listening to Christmas Carols. $10 per person. For tickets and more information, 410.638.4565 • www.rockfieldmanor.com

2  Holiday Ice Rink

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 4-8pm. Join us at the Hutchins Park Synthetic Ice Skate Rink for some fun and to show your support of a Havre de Grace Alliance, Inc. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the organizations where 70% of the money raised goes straight to their program. Bundle up and bring your family and friends for skating this winter season! $5. 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com

2  Christmas Bazaar

Oak Grove Classical Christian School, Fellowship Hall at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 2106 East Churchville Road,  Building EB3, Bel Air, 4:30-7:30pm. Join us for a night of fun and shopping. Come prepared to knock out your Christmas list in one stop. Vendors include Tastefully Simple, LuLaRoe, Premiere Jewelry, Handmade wreaths, Young Life Essential any many more. Bring your children. St. Nicholas will also be visiting and we will have a photographer on site to capture the moment for a nominal fee. All funds raised are benefiting the Athletic Program for Oak Grove Classical Christian School. FREE for shoppers. 410.212.1901 • julieklara@comcast.net

2  Cecil County Arts Council Annual Holiday Art Mart Opening Reception

135 East Main Street, Elkton. 5-8pm. This exhibition will also coincide with Sue Eyet's solo exhibition, "Fragments of Life" and open show "Life in Fragments". Come over to the gallery to view art, shop for the holidays and have refreshments. Music will be provided by Dave Massimiano. This is a FREE and family friendly event. For more information, contact: Danielle, 410.392.5740 • http://www.cecilcountyartscouncil.org

2  35th Annual Train Garden

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 6:30-9pm. For groups or non-scheduled days, by appointment only. No admission fee. 410.808.1698

2  Celebrity Bowling 2016

AMF Lanes, Timonium Square Shopping Center, 2165 York Road, Timonium. 7-10pm. Bowl with the Ravens for a cause. Treat your family, friends, employees or clients to a night of bowling and NFL stars! Children/Family Friendly evening with unlimited food and drinks as well as autographs and pictures with your favorite players! The night will benefit a Baltimore-based charity for the Holiday season. Tickets are on sale now. Limited lanes available – First Come, First Serve. Sponsorships available. 443.846.0655 • nick@vibrancy21.com

2, 3  Holiday Bazaar

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County, 2515 Churchville Road, Churchville. 12/2 – 12-8pm; 12/3 – 8am-2pm. Handmade items, baked goods, pet gifts, stocking stuffers, soup & cookie kits, fresh tabletop centerpieces, wreaths, and White Reindeer tables featuring gently used holiday and gift bargains! FREE. 410.734.7122 • office@uufhc.comwww.uufhc.net

2-4  Pictures at an Exhibition – Around the World

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

2-4  Holiday Gallery

220 N. Washington Street, Havre de Grace. 12/2 and 12/3 – 12-8pm; 12/4 – 12-6pm. Sponsored by the Public Art Committee in Havre de Grace. Artworks in various mediums from local and regional artists and artisans will be on sale including paintings, photography, textiles, jewelry, pottery, glassware and much more. Special performances and demonstrations for all to enjoy. Proceeds will benefit the Public Art Committee in Havre de Grace. Local nonprofits will have the opportunity to use the space for holiday gatherings at no charge. Plus the Holiday Gallery will donate 10% of any art sales that occur during the time of the event. To learn more about the Holiday Gallery and the Havre de Grace Public Art Committee, call Rebecca Jessop at 410.812.3126 • www.Facebook.com/havredegracepublicart

2-4  The Nutcracker

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 12/2 – 8pm; 12/3 – 1pm and 4pm; 12/4 – 1pm and 4pm. Ring in the holiday season with a holiday classic and take a magical journey with Clara to the Land of the Sweets. With magnificent scenery, gorgeous costumes, and exquisite dancing, it’s a holiday feast for young and old alike. Admission $10-16. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

3  Emergency Food Closet 3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar

UAW Local 1183, 698 Old Baltimore Pike, Newark, DE. 9am-4pm. Join us at UAW Local 1183 for a day of shopping. There will be a variety of Vendors and Crafters there to help you get items crossed off your Christmas List. Food and drinks will be available. Come join us in celebrating the Christmas Season and Shop Local this year. Proceeds Benefit: UAW Local 1183. For more information, contact: Alena 302.738.4500

3  Breakfast with Santa

Mountain Branch, Tented Ballroom, 1827 Mountain Road, Joppa. Seatings at 9am and 11am. Price includes a light breakfast, crafts, and a visit with Santa. $15.95 adults; $9.95 children. For reservations, call 410.836.9600 x 3 • www.mountainbranch.com

3  Authors & Artists Holiday Gift Sale

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 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

3  The Real Story of the Teddy Bear

Historic Jerusalem Mill Village, 2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville. 12-4pm. A tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, come out and meet Teddy Roosevelt and learn how teddy bears came to be. The village will be decorated with over 200 bears, make a cinnamon bear ornament, listen to the reading of "The Legend of the Teddy Bear", visit the Holiday Boutique and visit our historic trades buildings. www.jerusalemmill.org

3  5th Annual Authors & Artists Holiday Gift Sale

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main St., Bel Air, 10am-3pm. More than 40 Harford County authors and artists will fill the Bel Air Armory for a one-stop holiday shopping destination. Live holiday performances throughout the day. On the way out the door, visitors can stop by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance table, where volunteers will wrap purchases for free. FREE. 410.838.0584 • ssaunders@belairmd.org

3  Holiday Open House

The Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 10am-2pm. How did Marylanders celebrate Christmas in the early 1800s? Step back in time for a historical holiday at the former Prospect Hill Farm. No reservation required. FREE admission. 443.412.2539 • www.harford.edu/community/hays-heighe-house.aspx

3  Christmas at Applewood Farm

Applewood Farm, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, 10am-4pm. Christmas at Applewood is intended for those folks who wish to experience and create a family memory. We are much more than a Christmas Tree Farm. Santa Claus will be at the farm during our Christmas Season. Come out and take some pictures with him. Admission is $4 per person, children 2 and under are FREE. 443.417.6329 • applewoodfarm@earthlink.netwww.applewoodfarm.org/christmas.html

3  Holiday Ice Rink

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 12-8pm. Join us at the Hutchins Park Synthetic Ice Skate Rink for some fun and to show your support of a Havre de Grace Alliance, Inc. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the organizations where 70% of the money raised goes straight to their program. Bundle up and bring your family and friends for skating this winter season! $5. 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com

3  Holiday Greens Galore Workshop

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-3:30pm. Ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. Create a wreath or swag to brighten your indoor or outdoor holiday decor. Locally sourced greens and refreshments provided. $8/project. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

3  Cecil County Holly Tree. Lighting Ceremony and Choral Singing

Holly Lane, Perryville. 4-6pm. The Cecil County Holly Tree Corporation is looking for participants, Choral Groups, Musicians, Family groups to volunteer to perform Christmas music on stage at the Holly Tree Lighting Ceremony. Proceeds benefit Cecil County Holly Tree. If interested, please Call Trish Sexton at 443.553.2182 • www.cecilhollytree.com

3  Ballet Chesapeake presents Nutcracker

Edgewood High School, 2415 Willoughby Beach Road, Edgewood, 6pm. Share the magic of the season. This year’s performances will feature special guests Rebecca Krohn and Ask la Cour from the New York City Ballet as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier. In partnership with the Aegis Empty Stocking Fund, young audience members are invited onstage to place a new and unwrapped gift under Clara’s Christmas tree and to experience Uncle Drosselmeyer’s magic up close. Ticket prices range from $17-$23 with advance purchase and $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at 410.877.0777 • kaitlinweber@balletchesapeake.orgwww.balletchesapeake.org

3  4-H Benefit Auction

Edward Walls Activity Hall, 300 Tawes Drive, Fair Hill. 6-8:30pm. 4-H Benefit Auction to help support the Cecil County 4-H Program. Tons of items to be auctioned. For more information, contact: April Barczewski 410.996.5280 • www.extension.umd.edu/cecil-county/4-h-youth/benefit-auction

3  Deer Creek Coffeehouse Featuring Cosy Sheridan

Grace Memorial Church Parish House, 1022 Main Street, Darlington. 7:30pm. This program has been assisted by support from the Maryland State Arts Council and through the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. 443.877.7125 • www.deercreekfolk.comwww.cosysheridan.com

3, 4  "Christmas at the Mansion"

Liriodendron Mansion, 502 W Gordon Street, Bel Air. 12/3 – 10am-7pm; 12/4 – 10am-4pm. Come see the mansion in all her magnificent turn of the century splendor. Decorated rooms with trees, holiday arrangements and trains to fascinate the kids. Cookies and punch for all. Fresh greens and candle arrangements for table or mantle will be for sale to benefit the maintenance of the mansion. $10 adult admission.  Students $5. 410.879.4424 • info@liriodendron.comwww.liriodendron.com

3, 4  Christmas Bazaar and Festival of Lights

St. Mary’s Eastern Rite Catholic Church and Historic Village, 2807 Mountain Road, Joppa. 12-8pm. Experience the magic of an authentic Eastern European Christmas market in the beauty of our Historic Village. The Christmas Village will feature over 20 vendors and artists selling authentic European food, ornaments and arts & crafts from all over the world. In addition, enjoy the following entertainment and activities: Living Nativity, Christmas Carolers, St Nicholas Slavic Dance Performances, Arts & Crafts Demonstrations, Traditional Food and Pastries, Mulled Wine & Cider, Slavic Beer Garden & Spirits, Fire Pits, Roasted Chestnuts, Smores and More. Complete Your Christmas Shopping, enjoy a day out and celebrate the season in one fun and festive visit. FREE. 202.412.1317

3-4  Holiday Open House and Greens Sale

Hays House Museum, 324 Kenmore Avenue, Bel Air. 1-4pm. The museum is richly arrayed in natural decorations for the holidays. A greens sale will be cosponsored by Hays House and the Country Garden Club of Harford County. On Sunday, music by the Catherine Street Consort. FREE. 410.838.7691

3-4  Holiday Open House & Sale

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

3, 4  35th Annual Train Garden

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 1-9pm. For groups or non-scheduled days, by appointment only. No admission fee. 410.808.1698

4  Holiday Ice Rink

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 12-6pm. Join us at the Hutchins Park Synthetic Ice Skate Rink for some fun and to show your support of a Havre de Grace Alliance, Inc. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the organizations where 70% of the money raised goes straight to their program. Bundle up and bring your family and friends for skating this winter season! $5. 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com

4  Meet a Critter: All Ages!

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 12:30pm. Check out one of our live critters up close while discovering what makes that animal special. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

4  Christmas at Applewood Farm

Applewood Farm, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, 12:30-4pm. Christmas at Applewood is intended for those folks who wish to experience and create a family memory. We are much more than a Christmas Tree Farm. Santa Claus will be at the farm during our Christmas Season. Come out and take some pictures with him. Admission is $4 per person, children 2 and under are FREE. 443.417.6329 • applewoodfarm@earthlink.netwww.applewoodfarm.org/christmas.html

4  Pet & Kids Photos With Santa and Reindeer Pony Rides!

Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, 1-5pm. Kick off the winter season with Reindeer Pony Rides and Pet & Kid Pictures with Santa at our Holiday Lights Open House. Fun for the entire family, including your furry members. Every year the Baltimore Humane Society and its supporters recognize the special animals in our lives with a Holiday Lights celebration. Colorful lights decorate shelter buildings and structures, and lighted animal silhouettes adorn the driveway and surrounding areas. Reindeer Pony Rides with Days End Horse Rescue. Your kids can take a ride on a “reindeer.” For a small fee that goes to the rescued animals at both Days End and Baltimore Humane Society, your child will be delighted and you’ll be helping homeless and neglected animals. Bring your pets and children for: Professional photos with Santa, a menorah, or plain backdrop.  Photos printed on the spot. (Nominal fee. Proceeds benefit the animals at Baltimore Humane Society); Reindeer Pony Rides.  (Nominal fee. Proceeds benefit the animals at Days End Horse Rescue and Baltimore Humane Society); Caricatures by Dylan Rinker; Homeless animal Giving Tree; Visit with shelter animals available for adoption; Yummy holiday treat bake sale; School choruses; Animal Silhouette Lighting Ceremony at 5pm. Dedicate a lighted silhouette or peace dove ornament to a special furry or human friend and support the Baltimore Humane Society with your purchase.  Gift recipients will receive a special card letting them know of your contribution.  You can download a Holiday Lights Donation Form at bmorehumane.org/. There is no fee to attend the Winter Open House, but the donation of a wish list item or small monetary contribution is appreciated. All contributions will directly support the care of shelter animals at the Baltimore Humane Society. 410.833.8848 • goldband@bmorehumane.orghttp://www.bmorehumane.org

4  Scapes by Cindy Mehr

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. This solo exhibit by Cindy Mehr features a series of oil paintings that are inspired by silly putty sculptures and scraps of realistic images, the combination of which evokes both the literal and the fanciful. The overall collage effect of these works is a reflection of digital age fragmentation and connectivity. 410.879.4424

4  Ballet Chesapeake presents Nutcracker

Edgewood High School, 2415 Willoughby Beach Road, Edgewood, 1pm. Share the magic of the season. This year’s performances will feature special guests Rebecca Krohn and Ask la Cour from the New York City Ballet as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier. In partnership with the Aegis Empty Stocking Fund, young audience members are invited onstage to place a new and unwrapped gift under Clara’s Christmas tree and to experience Uncle Drosselmeyer’s magic up close. Ticket prices range from $17-$23 with advance purchase and $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at 410.877.0777 • kaitlinweber@balletchesapeake.orgwww.balletchesapeake.org

4  Mommy & Me Christmas Tea

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 2pm. Bring your favorite doll or teddy to enjoy an afternoon tea (hot tea, tea sandwiches, scones w/cream and curd, sweets) in the historic farm house. Learn basic tea manners and traditions, hear “Twas the Night Before Christmas” then tour the farm house to see scenes from the story in the decorated house. Appropriate for ages 5 and up with a parent or grandparent- able to pay attention for an hour and use table manners. As this is a performance, doors will close promptly at starting time to not interrupt the program. $15. 410.939.2299 • director@steppingstonemuseum.comwww.steppingstonemuseum.org

4  Natural Ornament Workshop

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-3:30pm. All ages, under 13 w/adult. Craft unique ornaments using natural materials. Refreshments will be offered to aid your creativity. $5. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

4  Cecil County Arts Council Last Art Show Opening

Port House Grill, 15 N. Main Street, North East. 3-5pm. December will feature the acrylic abstract work of Tommy Torres. His works will be available to purchase through the end of the month. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact: Danielle 410.392.5740 • http://www.cecilcountyartscouncil.org

4  Meridian Live in Concert

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace, 3-5pm. Join us at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum this December for Meridian, a talented duo based out of Cape Ann, Mass. Olivia Gale and Colin de la Barre specialize in both traditional and contemporary music sung in close two-part harmonies. The music ranges from nautical ballads to compositions from the British Isles to traditional Yuletide carols. Their more contemporary repertoire includes songs by Dougie MacLean, Ewan MacColl and Roger Bryant. Colin's remarkable abilities with harmony arrangement are palpable, and his strong baritone compliments Olivia's clearly sung melodies. Meridian enjoys singing both a capella, or accompanied by Olivia on the guitar or autoharp. Refreshments will be served, as well as beer, wine, hot cider, and sodas/bottled water. $10. 410.939.4800 • hdgmaritimemuseum@verizon.netwww.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

4  Annual Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony

Downtown Bel Air. 2:30pm – Concert on Main Street in front of the Courthouse. 3:30pm – Parade (down Main Street to Lee Street to Shamrock Park); 4pm – Community bonfire and singalong in Shamrock Park, with free cookies and hot chocolate. 4:45pm – Tree lighting at Town Hall. Scheduled to appear: Stilt-walkers and acrobats; local high school marching bands; costumed characters and mascots; beauty queens; performance units; dancers, floats and musical groups and even some special equestrian guests, ending with The Living Christmas Tree and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus! Event is weather permitting. In the case of bad weather, the event will be cancelled and not rescheduled. Check our facebook page for more information. www.downtownbelair.com

4  Behold New Joy: Deer Creek Chorale Winter Concert

St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 1200 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. Kick off the holiday season with the DCC Behold the Joy Christmas Concert. The first half of the performance will feature Pergolesi’s “Magnificat” and a performance by the Deer Creek Youth Choir. The second half of the concert will be devoted to Kirchner’s “Behold New Joy” and Susa’s “Christmas Garland.” Ring in the holiday spirit with the Deer Creek Chorale! Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and may be purchased online or at the door. www.deercreekchorale.org

5  Paint Nite: Mr Frosty

Main Street Tower, 29 South Main Street, Bel Air, 7pm. Paint Nite invites you to break away from your typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. Guests spend two hours creating a one-of-a-kind painting and laughing with friends at a popular local bar. Use coupon code "PNEvents" to get 45% off your tickets. $45. megan.price@paintnite.comwww.paintnite.com/events/1120732.html

6  Preschool Nature Series – December: Who Hibernates?

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:15am. Ages 2-5 w/adult. Your child’s natural curiosity will be engaged through stories, activities, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Discovery opportunities will be provided for children during each class session through use of books, visuals, audio/visual supplements, art/crafting experiences, music and games, snacks. Children will be provided with concrete materials and experiences that help develop beginning literacy, language, math, science, and art skills. Pre-registration is required. $8/member; $6/member sibling; $10/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com

6  Bel Air Community Chorus Presents: “There is a Faint Music”

Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe Street, Bel Air. 3pm. FREE winter concert. 443.910.2658

6  Paint Nite: Snowman and Sign

Red Robin - Bel Air, Harford Mall, 602 Belair Rd #19, Bel Air, 7pm. Paint Nite invites you to break away from your typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. Guests spend two hours creating a one-of-a-kind painting and laughing with friends at a popular local bar. Use coupon code "PNEvents" to get 45% off your tickets. $45. megan.price@paintnite.comwww.paintnite.com/events/1120732.html

6-8  Historical Society of Harford County

143 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 9am-3pm. Local historical exhibits, maps, plats, photographs, genealogy and 1800’s newspapers. Lectures, programs and social events throughout the year. 410.838.7691 • directorhshc@verizon.netwww.harfordhistory.org

6-11  Christopher’s Train Garden

Broom’s Bloom Dairy, 1700 South Fountain Green Road, Bel Air. 12-8pm. Our annual train garden in memory of Christopher Cooper, a little boy who loved trains and Christmas. FREE admission, but donations collected go towards improving the garden. 410.399.2697 • bbdairy@aol.comwww.bbdairy.com

6-11  A Christmas Story: Hippodrome Benefit for Baltimore Humane Society

The Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, 8pm. Take the family to delight in A Christmas Story at The Hippodrome Theatre and they'll donate $10 to the animals at Baltimore Humane Society for each ticket purchased. Offer valid Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings only. Purchase your tickets using the code BMOREHUMANE at this link:   https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/baaslc/EN/link/promotion/home/8bace431325fd2568f4ffcb01c575007972beb0c. $61. 410.833.8848 • goldband@bmorehumane.orghttp://www.bmorehumane.org

7  Plankton Monitoring Studies

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10am-12pm. Our plankton citizen science project is a great opportunity for science-minded individuals to contribute to monitoring and research at the Center. Help is needed with collection, identification, and analysis of plankton samples. Interested individuals should contact the Center for introductory training. This program is for adults. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

7  Homeschool: Open the World Through Nature Journaling

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12. Unlock your observation skills and creativity as we create nature journals and enjoy nature from a closer look. We will sketch and record what we see and hear and we will use field guides to learn more about what we discover. Parents do not attend. Pre-Registration is required. $25/member with $22/member sibling or $30/non-member for 3 week program. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com">edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

7  Nature Storybook Art for Homeschoolers Session I

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 12:15-2pm. Ages 5-12 years. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques as each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Pre-Registration is required. $39/member or $41/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

7  Scapes

The Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-7pm. This solo exhibit by artist Cindy Mehr features a series of oil paintings that are inspired by “silly putty” sculptures and scraps of realistic images. The overall collage effect of these works is a reflection of digital age fragmentation. 410.879.4424 • maryjaneb94@gmail.comwww.liriodendron.com

9  Harford County Public Schools Elementary 3-hour Early Dismissal

9  Holiday Open House at the Hays-Heighe House

Harford Community College, Hays-Heighe House, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 10am-2pm. www.harford.edu/community/hays-heighe-house

9  Cookies With Santa

My Gym Bel Air, 1206 Agora Drive, Bel Air. 3-7:45pm. Join us for the most magical day at My Gym. Choose a time slot: Session 1: 3-4pm (up to 3 years old); Session 2: 4:15-5:15pm (up to 8 years old); Session 3: 5:30-6:30pm (up to 8 years old); Session 4: 6:45-7:45pm (up to 8 years old). No long lines to wait in. Play in our state of the art facility, enjoy juice and cookies, visit with the big guy Santa, take your own pics, participate in songs, games, dances, and listen to Santa read us a holiday story. Must reserve in advance. This annual event sells out every year. Book online or call to register. $13 per child members; $16 per child nonmembers (Parent/guardian participation regardless of child's age). 410.838.3042 • www.mygym.com/belair

9  Holiday Ice Rink

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 4-8pm. Join us at the Hutchins Park Synthetic Ice Skate Rink for some fun and to show your support of a Havre de Grace Alliance, Inc. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the organizations where 70% of the money raised goes straight to their program. Bundle up and bring your family and friends for skating this winter season! $5. 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com

9  Color & Light & Joy Art Show Reception

Full Heart Solutions Upstairs Art Gallery, 107 S. Main Street, Bel Air, 5-8pm. Color & Light & Joy is the result of Janine's creative journey into the arts. Fascinated by the beauty of color and how light reflects, Janine began photographing images of flowers she had created. This debut show will include her flower series, crab series and several pieces from what she calls the hot pepper series where she captured the joy of color and light in moments of looking up and down and just around. Framed art will be available for sale. Janine is creating original art items also. FREE. For more information, call Janine, 410.459.8030 • justjaninecreative@gmail.comwww.facebook.com/justjaninecreative

9  35th Annual Train Garden

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 6:30-9pm. For groups or non-scheduled days, by appointment only. No admission fee. 410.808.1698

9  Christmas City Express

Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village, 1258 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Airville, PA. 7pm. Join us for the performance of a brand new story about a train journey for the holidays. It's Christmas Eve and a young girl, on her way to her grandparents' home by train, gets stranded in a terrible blizzard. "Christmas City Express" is the story of this young girl and the train crew who saved Christmas for everyone aboard. The event is rain or shine, unless ice makes travel by rail unsafe. Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. All tickets include family activities and crafts, a performance of the Christmas City Express, a train ride on the Ma & Pa Railroad, a snowflake ornament, and cookies and hot chocolate. Because limited tickets are available, advanced ticket purchase is required. $18 adult, $15 child, under 3 ride free (on lap). 717.927.9565 • www.maandparailroad.com" target="_blank">www.maandparailroad.com

9  Three Piano Players Holiday Concert

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 7-9pm. Chris Sengstacke, Andrew Lewis, Duke Thompson. Come hear three of Maryland’s best piano players share music from the holidays and more, including guitar, drums and keyboards. Age 18 and under free. Adults $10 at the door. 410.638.4550

9  An Evening of Jazz

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. www.tickets.harford.edu

9, 10  Applewood Farm Bright Nights

Applewood Farm, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, 5:30-8pm. Enjoy a train ride through a twinkling Christmas light display featuring animated and static lighted Christmas scenes. The Applewood Farm Christmas barn will be open. Stop in and enjoy the model train displays, gift shop, petting zoo and more lights and greens throughout this 1773 year old log barn. Refreshments including hotdogs, hot and cold drinks, baked goods, chips, and candy will be for sale.  Price: Admission is $5 per person and includes a train ride, children 2 and under are FREE. 443.417.6329 • applewoodfarm@earthlink.net • http://www.applewoodfarm.org/christmas.html

9-11  Pictures at an Exhibition – Around the World

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

9-11  Annual Christmas Open House at Ladew Gardens: A Ladew Christmas Celebrating 45 Years

Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 11am-4pm. Ladew Gardens celebrates 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. The theme for the 2016 Christmas Open House is “A Ladew Christmas Celebrating 45 Years,” commemorating Ladew’s 45th year as a public garden. Visitors to the Christmas Open House can shop at an exceptional Greens Sale featuring hand-crafted fresh holiday decorations, wreaths, table arrangements and decorations, lovingly created through the generosity of design professionals and volunteers. Adults $13; Seniors & Students $10; Children (2 - 12) $4; Ladew Members are FREE. 410.557.9570 • information@LadewGardens.comhttp://ladewgardens.com/EVENT-CALENDAR/December-Holidays

9-11  Holiday Gallery

220 N. Washington Street, Havre de Grace. 12/9 and 12/10 – 12-8pm; 12/11 – 12-6pm. Sponsored by the Public Art Committee in Havre de Grace. Artworks in various mediums from local and regional artists and artisans will be on sale including paintings, photography, textiles, jewelry, pottery, glassware and much more. Special performances and demonstrations for all to enjoy. Proceeds will benefit the Public Art Committee in Havre de Grace. Local nonprofits will have the opportunity to use the space for holiday gatherings at no charge. Plus the Holiday Gallery will donate 10% of any art sales that occur during the time of the event. To learn more about the Holiday Gallery and the Havre de Grace Public Art Committee, call Rebecca Jessop at 410.812.3126 • www.Facebook.com/havredegracepublicart

9-31  Color & Light & Joy Art Show

Full Heart Solutions Upstairs Art Gallery, 107 S. Main Street, Bel Air, store hours. Color & Light & Joy is the result of Janine's creative journey into the arts. Fascinated by the beauty of color and how light reflects, Janine began photographing images of flowers she had created. This debut show will include her flower series, crab series and several pieces from what she calls the hot pepper series where she captured the joy of color and light in moments of looking up and down and just around. Framed art will be available for sale. Janine is creating original art items also. FREE. For more information, call Janine, 410.459.8030 • justjaninecreative@gmail.comwww.facebook.com/justjaninecreative

10  Breakfast with Santa

Fallston United Methodist Church, 1509 Fallston Road, Fallston. 8am-12pm. To benefit Boy Scout Troop 899. 410.877.7255 • fallstonumc@fallstonumc.org

10  Picture with St. Nick

Stonewall Day Care Center, 601 Mountain Road, Fallston. 9-10:30am. Bring your camera for a picture with St. Nick. FREE. 410.893.0414 • stonewalldaycare@yahoo.comwww.stonewalldaycare.com

10  Breakfast with Santa Fundraiser

Main Street Tower, 29 S. Main Street, Bel Air. 9am-1pm. To support Friends School of Harford. 443.640.6300 • www.fshmd.org

10  Boyscout Troop 131 Christmas Bazaar

YMCA of Cecil County, 25 YMCA Boulevard, Elkton. 9am-3pm. Have your child's picture taken with Santa, explore Santa's Play house, enjoy lunch with Santa, wonderful baked goods, and of course get that Christmas Shopping complete with multiple vendors and even our silent auction. Proceeds Benefit Boyscout Troop 131. For more information contact Wendy at 443.480.1950

10  35th Annual Train Garden and Craft Fair

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. Craft Fair: 9am-2pm; Train Garden 9am-9pm. For groups or non-scheduled days, by appointment only. No admission fee. 410.808.1698

10  Holiday Boutique

Lock House, The Susquehanna Museum, 817 Conesteo Street. 9am-5pm. Shop for handmade and holiday gifts in a historic setting. Fresh greens, gourmet baked goods, and more. A perfect setting for all your holiday shopping! 410.939.2464 • hdgumc@verizon.net

10  Christmas Craft Show

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 9am-2pm. Food and beverages available for purchase. 410.692.7890 • www.jarrettsvillevfc.com

10  Holiday Gift Shoppe

Concord Point Lighthouse, 700 Concord Street, Havre de Grace. 9am-4pm. Crafts, unique lighthouse gifts, baked goods & more. 410.939.3213 • www.concordpointlighthouse.org

10  Christmas at Applewood Farm

Applewood Farm, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, 10am-4pm. Christmas at Applewood is intended for those folks who wish to experience and create a family memory. We are much more than a Christmas Tree Farm. Santa Claus will be at the farm during our Christmas Season. Come out and take some pictures with him!! Admission is $4 per person, children 2 and under are FREE. 443.417.6329 • applewoodfarm@earthlink.netwww.applewoodfarm.org/christmas.html

10  Holiday Breakfast

Y in Abingdon (Ward), 101 Walter Ward Boulevard, Abingdon. 10am-12pm. Hosted by the Y in Central Maryland. Families will enjoy holiday-themed activities and a light breakfast. Children will enjoy pictures with Santa, as well as holiday-themed crafts. Each Y Center throughout the region will host its own event. Specific times vary by location. Space is limited; please register at your nearest Y Center at least 48 hours in advance. Open registration for non-members begins November 28. FREE. For more information, visit your local Y Center, or go to www.ymaryland.org

10  VFW Auxiliary Post 6027 Annual Christmas Party

North East VFW, 815 Turkey Point Road, North East. 11am. Our annual Christmas Party for ages Newborn to 12. We will have Jack Foraker Christmas Puppet Show. Each Child will receive a gift bag with a gift, hat, gloves and candy, Santa Claus will be making a stop and everyone will enjoy hotdogs, chips and a drink. Proceeds Benefit VFW Auxiliary. For more information, contact: Rita Burchett 443.350.1150

10  Name that Tree – Winter Edition

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 11am-12pm. Ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. When is a “pine” tree really a spruce? Is it a fir tree or a cedar? Bring a twig from your Christmas tree and/or several other needled shrubs or trees to learn how to identify conifers. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

10  Community Christmas Luncheon

Grace Episcopal Parish House, 1022 Main Street, Darlington, 12-2pm. FREE community luncheon to celebrate Christmas season. Cash donations gladly accepted for our Food Distribution Program. Reservations appreciated but not required. 410.936.3555 • Wilsonministrycenter@gmail.comwww.Wilsonministrycenter.org

10  Cookie Walk

Jarrettsville United Methodist Church, 1733 Jarrettsville Road, Jarrettsville, 12-3pm. With a smorgasbord of cookies to choose from, our annual Cookie Walk is just in time to have homemade cookies without having to do the baking this holiday season.  $7 each or 3 for $20. 804.677.6167 • Emmismme@gmail.com

10  Holiday Ice Rink

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 12-8pm. Join us at the Hutchins Park Synthetic Ice Skate Rink for some fun and to show your support of a Havre de Grace Alliance, Inc. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the organizations where 70% of the money raised goes straight to their program. Bundle up and bring your family and friends for skating this winter season! $5. 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com

10  Ice, Ice Baby

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-2:30pm. Ages 6 to 12 w/adult. How do animals in the estuary survive under ice? Dive into this question as we explore the magical properties of frozen water. Be prepared to sweeten things up with homemade ice cream! $3/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

10  Diffuser Necklace Workshop

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 3-4:30pm. Ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to enhance our lives. Discover the benefits and create a necklace that will diffuse scent throughout the day. Make one for yourself and another as a gift! $8. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

10  Celebrate the Light Christmas Festival

Mountain Christian Church, 1824 Mountain Road, Joppa. 4-8pm. A traditional outdoor Christmas festival. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a traditional, small-town Christmas gathering. See the area’s largest decorated tree at 25ft tall. Experience live music, food, s’mores, bonfires, candy canes, hot chocolate, coffee and more. Fun for all ages – bring the whole family. Sign up on website to volunteer. FREE. www.mountaincc.org

10  44th Annual Candlelight Tour

City Wide, Havre de Grace. 4-8pm. Take a tour of selected Havre de Grace historic homes and buildings.  Enjoy the candlelit streets and holiday entertainment. 410.939.5780 • www.thelockhousemuseum.org

10  Christmas City Express

Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village, 1258 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Airville, PA. 5pm and 7pm. Join us for the performance of a brand new story about a train journey for the holidays. It's Christmas Eve and a young girl, on her way to her grandparents' home by train, gets stranded in a terrible blizzard. "Christmas City Express" is the story of this young girl and the train crew who saved Christmas for everyone aboard. The event is rain or shine, unless ice makes travel by rail unsafe. Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. All tickets include family activities and crafts, a performance of the Christmas City Express, a train ride on the Ma & Pa Railroad, a snowflake ornament, and cookies and hot chocolate. Because limited tickets are available, advanced ticket purchase is required. $18 adult, $15 child, under 3 ride free (on lap). 717.927.9565 • www.maandparailroad.com

10  Live Outdoor Nativity

1012 Old Joppa Road, Joppa, 5-8pm. Enjoy our fully decorated sanctuary while listening to Christmas Carols performed by the Chancel Choir. Refreshments provided in the Fellowship Hall. 410.877.3246 • janicemoon@zoominternet.net

10  Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Temple Adas Shalom, 8 N. Earlton Road, Havre de Grace. 6-9pm. Join us for an opportunity to taste mouth-watering chocolates and sumptuous wines. Perfect for gift giving or for a little self-indulgence. Price includes chocolate, wine, and light refreshments. $15. sisterhood@templeadasshalom.orgwww.harfordjewishcenter.org

10  Santa Paws – Mutts Gone Nuts

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Don't miss this family friendly holiday hit featuring ten of the world's most talented four legged performers. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts are guaranteed to unleash havoc and hilarity with doggone comedy featuring classic holiday music and lots of good cheer. Deemed "A Must See" by the Washington Post, the dogs will knock your socks off and leave you howling for more. Reserved seating: Premier $22; Orchestra $18; Terrace $15. 443.412.2211 • ticketing@harford.eduwww.liveatharfordcc.com

10  Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Music for a Very Special Season

Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe Street, Bel Air. 7:15-9pm. The SSO’s very popular holiday concert opens with Theldon Myers’ Music for a Special Season, followed by Don Raff’s arrangement of an old favorite, Pat-a-Pan/Fum, fum, fum. Christa Bohdel, soprano, joins us for Bruce Chase’s arrangement of lovely secular tunes entitled Christmas Memories. The first half of the concert will end with Alfred Reed’s moving Russian Christmas Music, which will include extra brass in this piece's finale! The second half of the concert brings a selection from the perennial favorite, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite followed by the more “Jazzy” work with Duke Ellington’s arrangement of the same, a favorite with our regular SSO patrons. The audience gets in on the action at the end with a new Christmas Sing-Along by Maestro Sheldon Bair. The evening finishes off with Santa and Mrs. Claus appearing with elves in tow to deliver candy canes and Merry Christmas wishes! Get your tickets early for this favorite community event! $20 adult; $15 senior; $10 student. www.ssorchestra.org

10, 11  Drive-through Living Nativity

2810  12 Stones Road, Bel Air, 5-8pm. CrossRoads Community Church invites you to journey back to Bethlehem and celebrate the birth of Jesus. Visitors become part of the story at this Drive-through Living Nativity. Along the way, passengers in each vehicle interact with characters from the story - from a Roman Soldier to the Wisemen and everyone in between. See the angels, shepherds, wise men and townspeople, all from the convenience of your car. Please visit our website CrossRoadsMD.org and click on the “Register now” link to reserve your free timed ticket. Tickets are per vehicle. Only one ticket is needed per vehicle. Come to Bethlehem to be inspired once again with the true meaning of Christmas - the birth of Jesus Christ. Make it a part of your Christmas celebration this year. FREE. 410.322.4265 • hollygvoelker@gmail.comhttp://crossroadsmd.org/

11  Santa Brunch

Bulle Rock Golf Course, 320 Blenheim Lane, Havre de Grace. 10am-1pm. Great food, great fun and great company. Santa can't wait to see you so make your reservation today because this event sells out every year. Reservations and advanced payment required. Alternate date of December 17 is also available. $14.95 for kids 3 and up (2 and under free). $22.95 for adults. 410.939.8887 x208.

11  Holiday Boutique

Lock House, The Susquehanna Museum, 817 Conesteo Street. 10am-5pm. Shop for handmade and holiday gifts in a historic setting. Fresh greens, gourmet baked goods, and more. A perfect setting for all your holiday shopping! 410.939.2464 • hdgumc@verizon.net

11  Holiday Ice Rink

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 12-4pm. Join us at the Hutchins Park Synthetic Ice Skate Rink for some fun and to show your support of a Havre de Grace Alliance, Inc. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the organizations where 70% of the money raised goes straight to their program. Bundle up and bring your family and friends for skating this winter season! $5. 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com

11  Christmas at Applewood Farm

Applewood Farm, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, 12:30-4pm. Christmas at Applewood is intended for those folks who wish to experience and create a family memory. We are much more than a Christmas Tree Farm. Santa Claus will be at the farm during our Christmas Season. Come out and take some pictures with him!! Admission is $4 per person, children 2 and under are FREE. 443.417.6329 • applewoodfarm@earthlink.netwww.applewoodfarm.org/christmas.html

11  Tales and Tots: 0 to 6 w/Adult

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 12:30pm. Explore nature through a story. Listen to a tale about an animal or a habitat. Story time may include meeting a live critter, a simple craft or acting out the story. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

11  35th Annual Train Garden

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 1-9pm. For groups or non-scheduled days, by appointment only. No admission fee. 410.808.1698

11  Historic Hays House

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

11  Scapes by Cindy Mehr

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. This solo exhibit by Cindy Mehr features a series of oil paintings that are inspired by silly putty sculptures and scraps of realistic images, the combination of which evokes both the literal and the fanciful. The overall collage effect of these works is a reflection of digital age fragmentation and connectivity. 410.879.4424

11  Holiday Gift Bingo

Weedon Elliot VFW Post 8126 Auxiliary, 300 Lodge Lane, Havre de Grace. Doors open at 2pm; bingo starts 3pm. Specials, door prizes, Chinese raffle. Basket prizes ranging from $50 to $125 in value. Food and beverages will be available and tons of fun. You can purchase 20 games for $20 at the door, or $15 in advance. Call Kerri Roman for information, 410.939.4578 • 410.459.9783 • kerri_roman@msn.com

11  Beauty by Nature

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road. 2:30-4pm. Ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. Avoid the chemicals of many commercial beauty products. Use simple household ingredients to hand-craft sugar scrubs and other bath products. Great for you or for gifting! $3/project. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

11  Bel Air Community Chorus presents "Rejoice and be Merry"

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 Churchville Road, Bel Air, 3pm. FREE. info@belaircommunitychorus.org • www.belaircommunitychorus.org

11  Bel Air Community Band Concert

Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe Street, Bel Air. 3pm. This 85 member concert band will perform quality popular seasonal music. It will please an audience of all ages. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air. FREE Admission. www.belairmd.org

11  Christmas City Express

Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village, 1258 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Airville, PA. 5pm. Join us for the performance of a brand new story about a train journey for the holidays. It's Christmas Eve and a young girl, on her way to her grandparents' home by train, gets stranded in a terrible blizzard. "Christmas City Express" is the story of this young girl and the train crew who saved Christmas for everyone aboard. The event is rain or shine, unless ice makes travel by rail unsafe. Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. All tickets include family activities and crafts, a performance of the Christmas City Express, a train ride on the Ma & Pa Railroad, a snowflake ornament, and cookies and hot chocolate. Because limited tickets are available, advanced ticket purchase is required. $18 adult, $15 child, under 3 ride free (on lap). 717.927.9565 • www.maandparailroad.com

11  Living Walk Through Nativity

Restore Church Havre de Grace Campus, 15 N. Earlton Road, Havre de Grace. 5:30-7pm. Make it a family tradition and enjoy a living walk thru nativity. Journey thru Bethlehem as the birth story of Jesus comes to life for your entire family. Enjoy a live petting farm after your tour and some warm drinks & cookies. For more information, contact Elizabeth Bousa, 443.243.4537 • www.RestoreChurch.net

13  Preschool Nature Series – December: Deer December

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:15am. Ages 2-5 w/adult. Your child’s natural curiosity will be engaged through stories, activities, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Discovery opportunities will be provided for children during each class session through use of books, visuals, audio/visual supplements, art/crafting experiences, music and games, snacks. Children will be provided with concrete materials and experiences that help develop beginning literacy, language, math, science, and art skills. Pre-registration is required. $8/member; $6/member sibling; $10/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com

13  Alzheimer's Support Group

Family & Children's Services, 309 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, 3-4:30pm. Support for caregivers of those with Alzheimers. Respite available, call ahead. Held the 2nd Tuesday of every month. FREE. Barbara Pumphrey, 410.838.3222 • Lucy Armstrong, 410.612.9770.

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

McFaul Senior Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, Room 4. 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  Hidden Wildlife Treasures  of Eden Mill

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 6:30-8pm. Ages 14 and over. Join Eden Mill Naturalist, Frank Marsden, as he shares 26 years of exploring and studying the wildlife of Harford County and Eden Mill Nature Center. Frank will have a lively discussion about the hidden treasures of Harford County, answering your questions, while sharing years of wildlife photography with you. $5/member; $6/non-member. Pre-registration is required. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com

13-18  Christopher’s Train Garden

Broom’s Bloom Dairy, 1700 South Fountain Green Road, Bel Air. 12-8pm. Our annual train garden in memory of Christopher Cooper, a little boy who loved trains and Christmas. FREE admission, but donations collected go towards improving the garden. 410.399.2697 • bbdairy@aol.comwww.bbdairy.com

14  Homeschool: Open the World Through Nature Journaling

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12. Unlock your observation skills and creativity as we create nature journals and enjoy nature from a closer look. We will sketch and record what we see and hear and we will use field guides to learn more about what we discover. Parents do not attend. Pre-Registration is required. $25/member with $22/member sibling or $30/non-member for 3 week program. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

14  Story Time at Ladew: “Fairy Tales”

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 10:30am-11:15am or 12:30-1:15pm. From the tooth fairy and fairy godmothers to fairies of the forest and gardens, fairies are everywhere looking after us and things in nature. Join us as we read about these magical creatures and do a craft. Adult and child story time for 2-6 year olds. Advance registration required. $5 members/$15 non-members (additional siblings $). 410.557.9570x216 • www.ladewgardens.com

14  Nature Storybook Art for Homeschoolers Session I

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 12:15-2pm. Ages 5-12 years. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques as each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Pre-Registration is required. $39/member or $41/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

14  Paint Nite: Mr Frosty

Red Robin - Bel Air, Harford Mall, 602 Belair Rd #19, Bel Air, 7pm. Paint Nite invites you to break away from your typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. Guests spend two hours creating a one-of-a-kind painting and laughing with friends at a popular local bar. Use coupon code "PNEvents" to get 45% off your tickets. $45. megan.price@paintnite.comwww.paintnite.com/events/1120732.html

14  HCC Music Students in Recital

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. www.tickets.harford.edu

15  Simple Living Discussion Group - Sappari Solutions

JoRetro 467 Franklin St. Havre de Grace, 7-8:30pm. December Topic: Building Traditions. You've read the books, blog posts, web sites. You KNOW what you need to do but putting those skills to action, being consistent? It just gets tricky. You could use the support, accountability, inspiration, and success that comes with working together. Please visit the website to register. $12. 443.904.5412 • info@sapparisolutions.comwww.sapparisolutions.com

15  Girls Night Out

Downtown Bel Air, 5-8pm. Grab your best girlfriends for a night of shopping, discounts, food and drink specials in downtown Bel Air. Follow us on twitter and like us on facebook for up to the minute information. www.downtownbelair.com

16  Winter Solstice Campfire

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 6-8pm. All ages. Gather around our campfire to learn about the solstice and the folklore of holiday traditions. Enjoy a holiday sing-a-long and warm up while roasting marshmallows. Pre-registration is required. $3/member; $5/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

16  35th Annual Train Garden

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 6:30-9pm. For groups or non-scheduled days, by appointment only. No admission fee. 410.808.1698

16  Blue Christmas

Restore Church Worship Center, 15 N. Earlton Road, Havre de Grace. 7pm. For those mourning the loss of a loved one, struggling with an illness, being far from home, Blue Christmas is a service designed for you. You are not alone during this holiday season. Join us for a special one hour service at Restore Church. For more information, contact Elizabeth Bousa, 443.243.4537 • www.RestoreChurch.net

16  Christmas City Express

Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village, 1258 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Airville, PA. 7pm. Join us for the performance of a brand new story about a train journey for the holidays. It's Christmas Eve and a young girl, on her way to her grandparents' home by train, gets stranded in a terrible blizzard. "Christmas City Express" is the story of this young girl and the train crew who saved Christmas for everyone aboard. The event is rain or shine, unless ice makes travel by rail unsafe. Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. All tickets include family activities and crafts, a performance of the Christmas City Express, a train ride on the Ma & Pa Railroad, a snowflake ornament, and cookies and hot chocolate. Because limited tickets are available, advanced ticket purchase is required. $18 adult, $15 child, under 3 ride free (on lap). 717.927.9565 • www.maandparailroad.com

16, 17  Holiday Ice Rink

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 12-8pm. Join us at the Hutchins Park Synthetic Ice Skate Rink for some fun and to show your support of a Havre de Grace Alliance, Inc. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the organizations where 70% of the money raised goes straight to their program. Bundle up and bring your family and friends for skating this winter season! $5. 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com

16, 17  Applewood Farm Bright Nights

Applewood Farm, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, 5:30-8pm. Enjoy a train ride through a twinkling Christmas light display featuring animated and static lighted Christmas scenes. The Applewood Farm Christmas barn will be open. Stop in and enjoy the model train displays, gift shop, petting zoo and more lights and greens throughout this 1773 year old log barn. Refreshments including hotdogs, hot and cold drinks, baked goods, chips, and candy will be for sale.  Price: Admission is $5 per person and includes a train ride, children 2 and under are FREE. 443.417.6329 • applewoodfarm@earthlink.net • http://www.applewoodfarm.org/christmas.html

16-18  Pictures at an Exhibition – Around the World

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

16-18  Holiday Gallery

220 N. Washington Street, Havre de Grace. 12/16 and 12/17 – 12-8pm; 12/18 – 12-6pm. Sponsored by the Public Art Committee in Havre de Grace. Artworks in various mediums from local and regional artists and artisans will be on sale including paintings, photography, textiles, jewelry, pottery, glassware and much more. Special performances and demonstrations for all to enjoy. Proceeds will benefit the Public Art Committee in Havre de Grace. Local nonprofits will have the opportunity to use the space for holiday gatherings at no charge. Plus the Holiday Gallery will donate 10% of any art sales that occur during the time of the event. To learn more about the Holiday Gallery and the Havre de Grace Public Art Committee, call Rebecca Jessop at 410.812.3126 • www.Facebook.com/havredegracepublicart

17  Holiday Nature Decoration

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. All ages. Create a holiday decoration using nature items. Pre-registration is required. $3/member; $5/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

17  Breakfast with Santa and Friends

MacGregor’s Restaurant, 331 St. John Street, Havre de Grace. 10am-12pm. We had such a great time inviting Santa and his friends to visit last year that we are inviting him back again. Gather all your little reindeers and elves because this will be an event you won't want to miss. Santa will be visiting MacGregor's and bringing some of his very special friends along. Meet an Elf before he reports on his shelf and a very frozen Princess too. Storytelling, crafts and fun for the entire family. Be sure to arrive at 10am and be prepared to stay until the Reindeers whisk Santa away at Noon. Bring your camera and your holiday cheer. Reservation price includes a breakfast buffet. $10.95 for Children, $14.95 for Adults and Children under 3 are Free. To reserve your seat, call 410.939.3003

17  Christmas at Applewood Farm

Applewood Farm, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, 10am-4pm. Christmas at Applewood is intended for those folks who wish to experience and create a family memory. We are much more than a Christmas Tree Farm. Santa Claus will be at the farm during our Christmas Season. Come out and take some pictures with him!! Admission is $4 per person, children 2 and under are FREE. 443.417.6329 • applewoodfarm@earthlink.netwww.applewoodfarm.org/christmas.html

17  Arts by the Bay Gallery Announces a Holiday Ornament Class

Arts by the Bay Gallery, 307 St. John Street, Havre de Grace, 10am-12pm. Get into the holiday spirit by joining  the talented artist Jean Baker-Priebe for a Holiday Ornament Class. Each participant will create two ornaments. Class is limited to 10. Registration deadline is December 10th. Sign up soon and enjoy the fun. Cost is $25 per person. 410.937.4227 • curator@artsbythebaygallery.comhttp://www.artsbythebaygallery.com

17  Terrific Twig Trivet

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10:30am-12pm. Ages 4 to adult, under 13 w/adult. Functional yet attractive, a twig trivet made by you makes a perfect and unique holiday gift for someone special. $3/project. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

17  Critter Feeding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 11-11:30am. Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Pre-Registration is required. FREE for all ages. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

17  1st Annual Santa Stroll 2016

Vagabond Sandwich Company, 111 Thomas Street, Bel Air. 12pm. Come dress up as Santa and join your neighbors in a brisk 1/2 mile walk around Main Street Bel Air. We'll start at Vagabond Sandwich Company, and finish at MaGerks where if you're in Santa gear, you'll get to enjoy special food offerings as well as happy hour drink prices. Get the Holiday Season started right. With your $10 donation to the Make a Wish Mid Atlantic, you'll be helping local kids with life threatening illnesses get their holiday wishes granted. Help the kids, make a fool of yourself, and join others willing to do the same. When it's all over, help take over MaGerks in true Santa Style. FREE. 410.838.1263 • http://site.wish.org/site/TR?px=3355399&fr_id=2331&pg=personal

17  Baltimore Santa Crawl 2016

Federal Hill, Baltimore, 1-9pm. Join hundreds of festively dressed Santa crawlers as they amble from stop to stop on a jolly winter excursion celebrating the holiday season one bar at a time. You will get a refillable signature Santa mug, access to some of Baltimore’s best bars, exclusive drinks & food specials and a raffle entry to win great prizes. Participating bars: Mother’s, Mad River, Banditos, Wayward Nobles Bar & Grill, MaGerk’s Pub, Rowhouse Grill, Whiskey Hill, Stalking Horse, More bars coming. Specials: $2 Beers; $3 Rail drinks; $4 Holiday shots; Food Specials. Participants are encouraged to dress in whatever best expresses the holiday season, whether it be a full-body candy-cane suit, a snuggly turtleneck, or tinsel-streaked hot pants. It’ll be a great day complete with unbeatable all-day drink specials, holiday attire, awesome music, and more. Skip the line, avoid paying cover charges, and join us in ringing in the holiday season. Donate an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and help a great cause. Participants must be 21 years or older to participate. $15 by signing up online. $30 at the door. Tickets are limited. Use promo code: BLOG and save 20%. alex@projectdcevents.comwww.baltimoresantacrawl.com

17  Critter Dinner Time: All Ages

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. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

17  Estuary Elves

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 3-4:30pm. Ages 4 to 10 w/adult. Mischief is happening around the Center and we think elves are to blame. Help us find out what they’ve been up to as we search for clues. Maybe they even left a tasty treat behind. $5/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

17  Christmas City Express

Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village, 1258 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Airville, PA. 5pm and 7pm. Join us for the performance of a brand new story about a train journey for the holidays. It's Christmas Eve and a young girl, on her way to her grandparents' home by train, gets stranded in a terrible blizzard. "Christmas City Express" is the story of this young girl and the train crew who saved Christmas for everyone aboard. The event is rain or shine, unless ice makes travel by rail unsafe. Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. All tickets include family activities and crafts, a performance of the Christmas City Express, a train ride on the Ma & Pa Railroad, a snowflake ornament, and cookies and hot chocolate. Because limited tickets are available, advanced ticket purchase is required. $18 adult, $15 child, under 3 ride free (on lap). 717.927.9565 • www.maandparailroad.com

17  Santa Claus Will Be At The Holly Tree

Cecil County Holly Tree Corporation, Holly Lane, Perryville. 5-8pm. Presents, treats and a free picture of your child with Santa, while supplies last. Proceeds Benefit Cecil County Holly Tree. For more information, contact: Trish Sextion – 443.553.2182 • www.cecilhollytree.com

17  Holiday Classics Concert

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 E Churchville Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. The Harford Choral Society presents its Holiday Classics Concert, featuring harpist Jacqueline Pollauf, orchestra and guest soloists, under the direction of Dr. William Spencer. The program includes Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (part 1), and selections from Handel’s Messiah. Joining the chorus for a portion of the program will be The Havre de Grace High School Chamber Singers. $10-$25. info@harfordchoralsociety.orgwww.harfordchoralsociety.org

17  Winter Concert

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 Churchville Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. Celebrate the holidays as Dr. Spencer conducts the Harford Choral Society in selected movements from Handel’s Messiah, and other seasonal classics with a professional and featured vocal soloists. $25 adult, $20 senior, $10 student, under 12 free. Prices discounted for online and pre-concert purchase. 410.734.7974

17, 18  35th Annual Train Garden

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 1-9pm. For groups or non-scheduled days, by appointment only. No admission fee. 410.808.1698

18  Breakfast with Santa

Abingdon Fire Company, 3306 Abingdon Road, Abingdon. 8-11am. Tickets available at the door. $10 for carry out; $10 for adults; $9 for Seniors; $5 for children ages 6-12 (5 and under free). www.abingdonfc.com

18  Holiday Ice Rink

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 12-6pm. Join us at the Hutchins Park Synthetic Ice Skate Rink for some fun and to show your support of a Havre de Grace Alliance, Inc. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the organizations where 70% of the money raised goes straight to their program. Bundle up and bring your family and friends for skating this winter season! $5. 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com

18  Christmas at Applewood Farm

Applewood Farm, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, 12:30-4pm. Christmas at Applewood is intended for those folks who wish to experience and create a family memory. We are much more than a Christmas Tree Farm. Santa Claus will be at the farm during our Christmas Season. Come out and take some pictures with him!! Admission is $4 per person, children 2 and under are FREE. 443.417.6329 • applewoodfarm@earthlink.netwww.applewoodfarm.org/christmas.html

18  Merry Tuba Christmas

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air. Registration 2pm; Rehearsal 2:30-4pm; Doors open at 4:30pm; Performance 5-6pm. This year will be the 10th annual Merry Tuba Christmas. Come and bring your tubas, euphoniums and baritone horns to make this event even bigger. Bring a music stand, dress festively and decorate your instrument. Registration Fee $5; Music Cost $15 (unless you have music from a previous Tuba Christmas event). No admission fee for the audience. 410.391.7832

18  Christmas City Express

Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village, 1258 Muddy Creek Forks Road, Airville, PA. 5pm. Join us for the performance of a brand new story about a train journey for the holidays. It's Christmas Eve and a young girl, on her way to her grandparents' home by train, gets stranded in a terrible blizzard. "Christmas City Express" is the story of this young girl and the train crew who saved Christmas for everyone aboard. The event is rain or shine, unless ice makes travel by rail unsafe. Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled. All tickets include family activities and crafts, a performance of the Christmas City Express, a train ride on the Ma & Pa Railroad, a snowflake ornament, and cookies and hot chocolate. Because limited tickets are available, advanced ticket purchase is required. $18 adult, $15 child, under 3 ride free (on lap). 717.927.9565 • www.maandparailroad.com

19  Paint Nite: Frosty in Paradise

Main Street Tower, 29 South Main Street, Bel Air, 7pm. Paint Nite invites you to break away from your typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. Guests spend two hours creating a one-of-a-kind painting and laughing with friends at a popular local bar. Use coupon code "PNEvents" to get 45% off your tickets. $45. megan.price@paintnite.com •  www.paintnite.com/events/1120733.html

20  Preschool Nature Series December: Evergreen Trees

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:15am. Ages 2-5 w/adult. Your child’s natural curiosity will be engaged through stories, activities, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Discovery opportunities will be provided for children during each class session through use of books, visuals, audio/visual supplements, art/crafting experiences, music and games, snacks. Children will be provided with concrete materials and experiences that help develop beginning literacy, language, math, science, and art skills. Pre-registration is required. $8/member; $6/member sibling; $10/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com

20-24  Christopher’s Train Garden

Broom’s Bloom Dairy, 1700 South Fountain Green Road, Bel Air. 12-8pm. Our annual train garden in memory of Christopher Cooper, a little boy who loved trains and Christmas. FREE admission, but donations collected go towards improving the garden. 410.399.2697 • bbdairy@aol.comwww.bbdairy.com

21  Harford County Chamber of Commerce Mix and Mingle Networking

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. FREE. 410.838.2020

21  Homeschool: Open the World Through Nature Journaling

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12. Unlock your observation skills and creativity as we create nature journals and enjoy nature from a closer look. We will sketch and record what we see and hear and we will use field guides to learn more about what we discover. Parents do not attend. Pre-Registration is required. $25/member with $22/member sibling or $30/non-member for 3 week program. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

21  Nature Storybook Art for Homeschoolers Session I

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 12:15-2pm. Ages 5-12 years. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques as each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Pre-Registration is required. $39/member or $41/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

21  Women & Wine Wednesday

Birroteca, 1226 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air. 5:30-8:30pm. Join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month for our girls night out! Free appetizers 5:30-6:30pm. $3 glasses of wine 5:30-8pm. Bring your friends and meet new ones too! Goodie bags for all who attend. Make your reservations at www.bmorebirroteca.com

22  Harford County Public Schools Winter Break – 2-hour Early Dismissal for All Students

23  35th Annual Train Garden

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 6:30-9pm. For groups or non-scheduled days, by appointment only. No admission fee. 410.808.1698

23-26  Harford County Public Schools Winter Break – Schools and Offices Closed

24  Holiday Gallery

220 N. Washington Street, Havre de Grace. 10am-3pm. Sponsored by the Public Art Committee in Havre de Grace. Artworks in various mediums from local and regional artists and artisans will be on sale including paintings, photography, textiles, jewelry, pottery, glassware and much more. Special performances and demonstrations for all to enjoy. Proceeds will benefit the Public Art Committee in Havre de Grace. Local nonprofits will have the opportunity to use the space for holiday gatherings at no charge. Plus the Holiday Gallery will donate 10% of any art sales that occur during the time of the event. To learn more about the Holiday Gallery and the Havre de Grace Public Art Committee, call Rebecca Jessop at 410.812.3126 • www.Facebook.com/havredegracepublicart

24  Critter Feeding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 11-11:30am. Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Pre-Registration is required. FREE for all ages. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

25  Merry Christmas, Harford County!

25-1/1  Happy Chanukah, Harford County!

26-30  35th Annual Train Garden

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 6:30-9pm. For groups or non-scheduled days, by appointment only. No admission fee. 410.808.1698

26-1/1  Holiday Ice Rink

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 12-8pm. Join us at the Hutchins Park Synthetic Ice Skate Rink for some fun and to show your support of a Havre de Grace Alliance, Inc. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the organizations where 70% of the money raised goes straight to their program. Bundle up and bring your family and friends for skating this winter season! $5. 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com

27-31  Christopher’s Train Garden

Broom’s Bloom Dairy, 1700 South Fountain Green Road, Bel Air. 12-8pm. Our annual train garden in memory of Christopher Cooper, a little boy who loved trains and Christmas. FREE admission, but donations collected go towards improving the garden. 410.399.2697 • bbdairy@aol.comwww.bbdairy.com

27-29  Harford County Public Schools Winter Break – Schools Closed

30  Harford County Public Schools Winter Break – Schools and Offices Closed

31  Holiday Open House

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10am-1pm. All ages. Gather up your family and guests and drop in to the Estuary Center for a relaxing mid-day visit with the naturalist, celebrating a year of accomplishments, taking a holiday themed photo with the critters, and enjoying light refreshments. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

31  Critter Feeding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 11-11:30am. Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Pre-Registration is required. FREE for all ages. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

31  New Years Eve Gala

Mountain Branch Grille, 1827 Mountain Road, Joppa. 7:30pm-1am. Open bar, dinner and live entertainment. Various ticket pricing depending on what you are looking for. For tickets, go to www.cgmarketingsystems.comwww.mountainbranch.com

31  New Year’s Eve at the Liriodendron

Liriodendron Mansion, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 8:30pm-1am. Join us for a night to remember in the elegance of the Liriodendron! Enjoy a traditional celebration centered around family & friends, featuring: Music & Dancing; Parlor Games - chance to win $1,000; Great Food; Signature Open Bar; Champagne at Midnight; Coffee & Danish after midnight. Reservations required with pre-payment. $80 single; $150 couple. 410.879.4424 • http://liriodendron.com/index.php/event-calendar

31  The Fabulous Hubcaps New Year’s Eve Celebration

APGFCU Arena, Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 9pm. Join us for a nostalgic trip down memory lane as The Fabulous Hubcaps return to the stage at the APGFCU Arena. Performing their extensive repertoire of Doo-Wop group harmony, Classic Rock and Roll, Rock-A-Billy, Motown, and R&B music, the Fabulous Hubcaps recreate the music of a lifetime. Join us on the dance floor for an evening of fun, food, and fabulous music. Ticket price includes light refreshments and champagne toast. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Cabaret-style table seating on the floor. Early Bird (Expires Dec. 10) - Reserved Seat: $65; Reserved Table of 8: $500 (savings of $20 will be deducted from order total). Regular (After Dec. 10) - Reserved Seat: $75; Reserved Table of 8: $580. 443.412.2211 • www.tickets.harford.edu

31-1/1  35th Annual Train Garden

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 1-9pm. For groups or non-scheduled days, by appointment only. No admission fee. 410.808.1698

31-1/1  The Mary Carol Riverboat: New Years Eve Celebration!

Havre de Grace Marine Center, 723 Water Street, Havre de Grace. 8:30pm-1am. Bring in the new year on The Mary Carol riverboat. Dancing, drinks live music and entertainment as we cruise around the Susquehanna river lights. Food and snacks will be provided. Party kicks off at 9pm and we will return to dock shortly after midnight. Over 21 Event. $100. www.marylandpartyboat.com

2017

January

1  Maryland Park Service Hike

Elk Neck State Park, Mauldin Mountain. 1-3pm. Ring in the New Year by breaking in your hiking boots. Join a Ranger on an invigorating one and a half mile trek on the Mauldin Mountain Loop, learning more about the winter behaviors of Elk Neck’s critters along the way. Meet at Mauldin Mountain in the North East River area. Donations welcomed. For more information, contact: 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

2  Harford County Public Schools Winter Break – Schools and Offices Closed

2  Holiday Ice Rink

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 12-6pm. Join us at the Hutchins Park Synthetic Ice Skate Rink for some fun and to show your support of a Havre de Grace Alliance, Inc. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the organizations where 70% of the money raised goes straight to their program. Bundle up and bring your family and friends for skating this winter season! $5. 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com

6  Harford County Public Schools Elementary 3-hour Early Dismissal

6  Holiday Ice Rink

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 4-8pm. Join us at the Hutchins Park Synthetic Ice Skate Rink for some fun and to show your support of a Havre de Grace Alliance, Inc. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the organizations where 70% of the money raised goes straight to their program. Bundle up and bring your family and friends for skating this winter season! $5. 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com

6  35th Annual Train Garden

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 6:30-9pm. For groups or non-scheduled days, by appointment only. No admission fee. 410.808.1698

7  Coping with the Cold

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages 5-12. How does your favorite animal survive the winter?  Join us for activities and a walk to find out how Maryland wildlife copes with cold wintry weather. Pre-registration is required. $3/member; $5/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

7  Tiny Tot School Open House

21 Linwood Avenue, Bel Air, 10am-noon. Visit our classrooms. Meet our staff. Tiny Tot School, an outreach program of BAUMC, is a qualified Maryland preschool program which emphasizes growth in social and physical development, academic readiness, and Christian education. Christian values are taught in a caring, nurturing and safe setting. We are now registering for the 2017-18 school year. FREE. 410.838.6399 • tinytots@baumc.comwww.tinytotsbelair.com

7  Critter Feeding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 11-11:30am. Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Pre-Registration is required. FREE for all ages. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

7  Holiday Ice Rink

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 12-8pm. Join us at the Hutchins Park Synthetic Ice Skate Rink for some fun and to show your support of a Havre de Grace Alliance, Inc. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the organizations where 70% of the money raised goes straight to their program. Bundle up and bring your family and friends for skating this winter season! $5. 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com

7-8  35th Annual Train Garden

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 1-9pm. For groups or non-scheduled days, by appointment only. No admission fee. 410.808.1698

8  Holiday Ice Rink

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 12-6pm. Join us at the Hutchins Park Synthetic Ice Skate Rink for some fun and to show your support of a Havre de Grace Alliance, Inc. This is a great fundraising opportunity for the organizations where 70% of the money raised goes straight to their program. Bundle up and bring your family and friends for skating this winter season! $5. 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com

10  Preschool Nature Series  January: Winter’s Here!

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:15am. Ages 2-5 w/adult. Our child’s natural curiosity will be engaged through stories, activities, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Discovery opportunities will be provided for children during each class session through use of books, visuals, audio/visual supplements, art/crafting experiences, music and games, snacks. Children will be provided with concrete materials and experiences that help develop beginning literacy, language, math, science, and art skills. Pre-registration is required. $8/member; $6/member sibling; $10/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com

11  Homeschool: Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12. We will explore the trails in search of wintering birds, berries, tracks, tunnels, and much more. Will anything be moving beneath the creek’s surface this time of year? Parents do not attend. Pre-Registration is required. $25/member with $22/member sibling or $30/non-member for 3 week program. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

11  Nature Storybook Art for Homeschoolers Session 2

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 12:15-2pm. Ages 5-12. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques as each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Pre-registration is required. $39/member; $41/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

13  35th Annual Train Garden

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 6:30-9pm. For groups or non-scheduled days, by appointment only. No admission fee. 410.808.1698

14  Winter Wildlife Photography

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9am-1:30pm. Ages 14 and over. This winter wildlife photography course is an introduction to the skills needed to create an environmental portrait - an image that tells a story of the subject, what is happening at the moment, and a story of the environment around the animal or even the plant being photographed. We will spend a short time in the classroom becoming more familiar with cameras and techniques used by photographers. Then we will venture out into the field – learning how to observe wildlife and the landscape in order to capture those breathtaking shots. We will return to the classroom to briefly explore polishing our work with Photoshop. $25/member; $27/non-member. Pre-registration is required. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com

14  Four Senses Walk

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages 5-12. Explore nature at Eden Mill using our senses of sight, hearing, smelling, and touch. Pre-registration is required. $3/member; $5/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

14  Critter Feeding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 11-11:30am. Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Pre-Registration is required. FREE for all ages. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

14  Allison Shapira & Kipyn Martin in Concert

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. These acclaimed folk artists will be performing their Joan & Joni tribute this evening. Amazing guitarists and vocalists! Suggested Donation: $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

14, 15  35th Annual Train Garden

Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 1-9pm. For groups or non-scheduled days, by appointment only. No admission fee. 410.808.1698

16  Holiday - Harford County Public Schools and Offices Closed

17  Preschool Nature Series January: Animals that Stay in the Winter

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:15am. Ages 2-5 w/adult. Our child’s natural curiosity will be engaged through stories, activities, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Discovery opportunities will be provided for children during each class session through use of books, visuals, audio/visual supplements, art/crafting experiences, music and games, snacks. Children will be provided with concrete materials and experiences that help develop beginning literacy, language, math, science, and art skills. Pre-registration is required. $8/member; $6/member sibling; $10/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com

18  Homeschool: Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12. We will explore the trails in search of wintering birds, berries, tracks, tunnels, and much more. Will anything be moving beneath the creek’s surface this time of year? Parents do not attend. Pre-Registration is required. $25/member with $22/member sibling or $30/non-member for 3 week program. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

18  Nature Storybook Art for Homeschoolers Session 2

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 12:15-2pm. Ages 5-12. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques as each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Pre-registration is required. $39/member; $41/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

20  Peter Rabbit Tales

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Presented by Enchantment Theatre Company. Book Adapted by Jennifer Blatchley Smith, Leslie Reidel and Landis Smith; Music by Charles Gilbert; Based on The Original Peter Rabbit Books by Beatrix Potter; By Arrangement with Frederick Warne & Co. Limited, A Penguin Books Limited company. “Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter….” These famous opening lines of The Tale of Peter Rabbit have enchanted young audiences for over one hundred years with the exploits of a charming hero, who, going against his mother’s wishes, has adventures (and misadventures) in Mr. McGregor’s garden. Beatrix Potter created an instant classic with the little blue-coated rabbit who we recognize as both boy and rabbit, wild and civilized, and who has become an icon of childhood since he first hopped out of the pages of a story book and into children’s hearts. Now Enchantment Theatre Company is delighted to collaborate with Frederick Warne & Co. and Penguin Books UK to present the authorized theatrical version of Peter Rabbit™ Tales. In celebration of Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday anniversary, Enchantment Theatre 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. Estimated Running Time: 60 mins. (no intermission). Reserved seating: Premium $25; Orchestra $20; Terrace $15. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

21  Historic Grist Mill Tour

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. All ages. Learn about the history of the Mill at Eden Mill Nature Center with a guided tour. We’ll touch on the historic significance and role that Eden Mill played in the advancement of the local area as well as how select machinery operated during the milling process. Pre-registration is required. $3/member; $5/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

21  Critter Feeding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 11-11:30am. Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Pre-Registration is required. FREE for all ages. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

22  Live From Nashville

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Kick off your New Year with phenomenal fiddling, fancy footwork and top-flight vocals as this incredible production direct from Music City features an afternoon of America's greatest country, folk and patriotic songs. This song and dance spectacle will have your toes tapping as you celebrate a century of music - everything from Roy Acuff, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash to Ricky Skaggs, Charlie Daniels Band, Garth Brooks, The Judds, Taylor Swift, and more. Reserved seating: Premium $30; Orchestra $25; Terrace $20. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

24  Preschool Nature Series January: Snowflakes

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:15am. Ages 2-5 w/adult. Our child’s natural curiosity will be engaged through stories, activities, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Discovery opportunities will be provided for children during each class session through use of books, visuals, audio/visual supplements, art/crafting experiences, music and games, snacks. Children will be provided with concrete materials and experiences that help develop beginning literacy, language, math, science, and art skills. Pre-registration is required. $8/member; $6/member sibling; $10/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com

25  Homeschool: Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12. We will explore the trails in search of wintering birds, berries, tracks, tunnels, and much more. Will anything be moving beneath the creek’s surface this time of year? Parents do not attend. Pre-Registration is required. $25/member with $22/member sibling or $30/non-member for 3 week program. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

25  Nature Storybook Art for Homeschoolers Session 2

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 12:15-2pm. Ages 5-12. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques as each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Pre-registration is required. $39/member; $41/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

28  10th Annual Susquehanna Flats Vintage Hunting & Fishing Collectibles Show

Level Volunteer Fire Company, 3633 Level Village Road, Havre de Grace. 8am-3pm. Numerous vendors will be exhibiting and selling old decoys, oyster cans, guns, ammo boxes, fishing lures, and more. Modest admission fee charged. Proceeds benefit the HdG Decoy Museum and the Level Fire Company. 410.734.6238 • 410.378.3528 • information@decoymuseum.com • www.decoymuseum.com/events.htm

28  Aquatic Critters of Eden Mill: Beavers, Minks, Muskrats and Otters

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9am-12pm. Ages 14 and over. Have you ever seen a ripple in the water, a chewed branch floating in the creek, explored a beaver canal, or seen a beaver lodge. Ever wonder who lives in the den along the water. Join Frank Marsden to take a look at these fascinating creatures and then hike along Deer Creek hopefully in the snow to discover the habitat of the beaver, minks, muskrats, and otters of Eden Mill. $5/member; $6/non-member. Pre-registration is required. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com

28  Seasonal Nature Hike

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. All ages. Join us for a naturalist-led hike around Eden Mill to explore the seasonal changes in the park. Pre-registration is required. $3/member; $5/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

28  Decoy Museum 30th Anniversary Celebration

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, 215 Giles Street, Havre de Grace. Open House - 10am-4:30pm; Cocktail buffet 6pm. RSVP is required for Cocktail Buffet. http://www.decoymuseum.com

28  Critter Feeding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 11-11:30am. Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Pre-Registration is required. FREE for all ages. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

29  8th Annual Shrimp & Bull Roast

Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 1-4pm. Benefitting Eden Mill Nature Center. Pit Beef and Turkey, Steamed and Fried Shrimp, Shrimp Creole, Winter Meatballs, Red Potatoes, Green Beans, Salads, Desserts, Beer, Wine, Soda. No BYOB. DJ friendly entertainment. Prizes, raffles, money wheel, 50/50 and dancing. Must be at least high school age to attend. No sales at the door. Tickets must be purchased by 1/14/17. Buy your tickets early as they sell out. If you sell a table of 10, you will receive 10 free raffle tickets to use at the event. $40 per person. Reserve your tickets by calling 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com

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30  The Winter Doldrums: A Sunday Afternoon of Music and Fine Art

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Center and Student Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3-5pm. Enjoy the HCC music faculty in their annual concert in the Chesapeake Theater. Following the music performances, stroll over to the Student Center and admire the Fine Arts faculty's annual exhibit of painting, sculpture, photographs, digital art, and ceramics in the Chesapeake Gallery. Join the HCC Artists in Residence "After Hours" at a reception featuring hot jazz, cool drinks, and tasty treats. General Seating: Adult $15; Youth (ages 3-17) $1; HCC Student FREE (HCC ID required at door). 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

31  Preschool Nature Series January: Ice Time

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:15am. Ages 2-5 w/adult. Our child’s natural curiosity will be engaged through stories, activities, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Discovery opportunities will be provided for children during each class session through use of books, visuals, audio/visual supplements, art/crafting experiences, music and games, snacks. Children will be provided with concrete materials and experiences that help develop beginning literacy, language, math, science, and art skills. Pre-registration is required. $8/member; $6/member sibling; $10/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com

February

3  Harford County Public Schools Elementary 3-hour Early Dismissal

3  Winter Reception

Arts by the Bay Gallery, 307 St. John Street, Havre de Grace. 7-9pm. Gallery artists will display new artwork, pottery, jewelry and showcase a new featured artist. Refreshments will be served. 410.939.1818 • 410.409.1336 • curator@artsbythebaygallery.comwww.artsbythebaygallery.com

3, 4  Mr. Marmalade

Harford Community College, Black Box Theater, Joppa Hall, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. Presented by HCC Actor’s Guild. Adult themes. Not recommended for children. By Noah Haidle. Lucy is a four-year-old girl with a very active imagination. Unfortunately, her imaginary friend Mr. Marmalade doesn't have much time for her. Not to mention he beats up his personal assistant, has a cocaine addiction, and a penchant for pornography. Larry, her only real friend, is the youngest suicide attempt in the history of New Jersey. Mr. Marmalade is a savage dark comedy about what it takes to grow up in these difficult times. General seating: Adult $12; Senior (age 60+) $8; HCC Student $8 (HCC ID required at door). 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

4  Historic Grist Mill Tour

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. All ages. Learn about the history of the Mill at Eden Mill Nature Center with a guided tour. We’ll touch on the historic significance and role that Eden Mill played in the advancement of the local area as well as how select machinery operated during the milling process. Pre-registration is required. $3/member; $5/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

4  Critter Feeding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 11-11:30am. Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Pre-Registration is required. FREE for all ages. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

5  Mr. Marmalade

Harford Community College, Black Box Theater, Joppa Hall, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Presented by HCC Actor’s Guild. Adult themes. Not recommended for children. By Noah Haidle. Lucy is a four-year-old girl with a very active imagination. Unfortunately, her imaginary friend Mr. Marmalade doesn't have much time for her. Not to mention he beats up his personal assistant, has a cocaine addiction, and a penchant for pornography. Larry, her only real friend, is the youngest suicide attempt in the history of New Jersey. Mr. Marmalade is a savage dark comedy about what it takes to grow up in these difficult times. General seating: Adult $12; Senior (age 60+) $8; HCC Student $8 (HCC ID required at door). 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

5  Super Bowl Sunday

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 47, 501 St. John Street, Havre de Grace. 6:30pm. Come out and cheer for your favorite SUPER BOWL team. Multiple televisions to enjoy the game, beverage specials and tasty food. 410.939.0234 • bonniec@havredegracemd.comwww.americanlegionpost47.org

7  Preschool Nature Series February: Birds in Winter

   Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:15am. Ages 2-5 w/adult. Our child’s natural curiosity will be engaged through stories, activities, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Discovery opportunities will be provided for children during each class session through use of books, visuals, audio/visual supplements, art/crafting experiences, music and games, snacks. Children will be provided with concrete materials and experiences that help develop beginning literacy, language, math, science, and art skills. Pre-registration is required. $8/member; $6/member sibling; $10/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com

8  February Homeschool:  Geocaching—A Real Life Treasure Hunt

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12 (without an adult). We will delve into the world of geocaching before searching for the geocaches hidden in the park. Will we be able to find them all?  $25/member and $22/member sibling or $30/non-member. Pre-registration is required. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com

8  Nature Storybook Art for Homeschoolers Session 3

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 12:15-2pm. Ages 5-12 years. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques as each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Pre-registration is required. $39/member; $41/member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

10  The Rainbow Fish

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Based on the Book by Marcus Pfister. Take a swim with the Rainbow Fish in this delightfully touching musical about the value of sharing true friendship with others. With her lovely coloring and shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. When other fish ask her for some silver scales, she must decide whether to sacrifice the one thing that makes her so unique. Sensory Friendly Performance. Parents of young people with a sensory need can be reluctant to attend live-theatre. Dedicated to inclusion, HCC invites families with a child with a sensory need or other social, cognitive and physical challenges to participate in our first Sensory Friendly Performance. This event has been designated to create a supportive, welcoming experience for children on the autism spectrum. The performance features modulated sound and light levels and a relaxed environment. Patrons of this performance will sometimes talk during the performance, and/or must exit to the lobby when the child is disturbed by action onstage. Some youth may only be able to sit for 10-minutes of the production, while others will sit attentively for the full performance. Part of the BGE Family Series. Presented by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre. Running Time: 55 minutes. Reserved seating (all ages). Premier $16; Orchestra $12; Terrace $10. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

11  Tracks, Traces, & Signs

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages 5-12. Look for tracks, traces, and signs of the wildlife active in winter. Pre-registration is required. $3/member; $5/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

11  Still Life Drawing: Shady Trees

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-11am. Teenagers and adults. Are you interested in sketching from nature and learning more about your subjects? Then join Eden Mill's winter still life drawing course for an opportunity to observe trees and shadows with an artistic naturalist’s eye. After a brief presentation, spend the morning drawing from your choice of a variety of still life arrangements. All skill levels are invited to participate!  Pre-registration is required. $7/member; $9/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

11  Critter Feeding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 11-11:30am. Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Pre-Registration is required. FREE for all ages. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

11  Tim Grimm in Concert

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. For the past 15 years, Grimm has blended his love for songwriting, travel, and the storytelling of acting (theatre, film and television). His most recent recording, THE TURNING POINT, produced the #1 song on Folk radio in 2014 - KING OF THE FOLKSINGERS, tribute to Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Another song, THE LAKE, was used in the soundtrack for the 2015 movie, A Walk in The Woods. Suggested Donation: $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

11  Voiceplay

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. Accapella sensations from Season 4 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off”. Original. Imaginative. Ridiculous. Origimagidiculous. Based in Orlando, FL, VoicePlay performs their own incredible brand of entertainment across the country and around the world. What began quite literally as a street corner barbershop act has now evolved into an internationally acclaimed touring sensation. VoicePlay is unlike any theatrical experience available today, recreating the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the human voice. The cast of VoicePlay has taken the timeless sound of vocal music and turned it completely on it’s head. Re-imagined as a full stage show, amazing, humorous, and vertigo-inducing harmonies pepper VoicePlay’s music-without-music sound as it ping-pongs between eras and styles, channeling the breadth of the musical landscape and lacing it with inventive and often hilarious on-stage theatrics. Fit for all ages, VoicePlay’s recordings and concerts are an impossible to miss hit which have to be heard to be believed. Performance Length: 90 minutes. Discounts for groups of 15+. Reserved Seating (all ages). Premier $25; Orchestra $20; Terrace $15. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.comwww.thevoiceplay.com

11, 12  Mr. Marmalade

Harford Community College, Black Box Theater, Joppa Hall, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. Presented by HCC Actor’s Guild. Adult themes. Not recommended for children. By Noah Haidle. Lucy is a four-year-old girl with a very active imagination. Unfortunately, her imaginary friend Mr. Marmalade doesn't have much time for her. Not to mention he beats up his personal assistant, has a cocaine addiction, and a penchant for pornography. Larry, her only real friend, is the youngest suicide attempt in the history of New Jersey. Mr. Marmalade is a savage dark comedy about what it takes to grow up in these difficult times. General seating: Adult $12; Senior (age 60+) $8; HCC Student $8 (HCC ID required at door). 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

12  Be My Valentine Tea

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 12-1pm. Bring your favorite doll or teddy and your grownup to enjoy an afternoon tea (hot tea, tea sandwiches, scones w/cream and curd, sweets) in the historic farm house. We will learn basic tea manners and traditions then share a Valentine story then tour the farm house. Appropriate for ages 5 and up with a parent or grandparent- able to pay attention for an hour and use table manners. Pre-registration required, tickets $15 via museum website. 410.939.2299 • director@steppingstonemuseum.comwww.steppingstonemuseum.org

12  Victorian Valentine Tea

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 3-4:30pm. Join us as we celebrate Victorian Valentine Traditions while enjoying afternoon tea in the Historic Farm House. Join us at the lovely Steppingstone Farm House for afternoon Tea featuring Professional Interpreter & Historic Reenactor Angela Yau. As this is a performance, doors will close promptly at starting time to not interrupt the program. Tickets must be pre-purchased. 410.939.2299 • director@steppingstonemuseum.comwww.steppingstonemuseum.org

14  Preschool Nature Series February: How Animals Care for Each Other

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:15am. Ages 2-5 w/adult. Our child’s natural curiosity will be engaged through stories, activities, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Discovery opportunities will be provided for children during each class session through use of books, visuals, audio/visual supplements, art/crafting experiences, music and games, snacks. Children will be provided with concrete materials and experiences that help develop beginning literacy, language, math, science, and art skills. Pre-registration is required. $8/member; $6/member sibling; $10/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com

15  Homeschool:  Geocaching – A Real Life Treasure Hunt

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12. We will delve into the world of geocaching before searching for the geocaches hidden in the park. Will we be able to find them all?  Parents do not attend. Pre-Registration is required. $25/member with $22/member sibling or $30/non-member for 3 week program. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

15  Nature Storybook Art for Homeschoolers Session 3

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 12:15-2pm. Ages 5-12 years. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques as each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Pre-registration is required. $39/member; $41/member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

18  Great Backyard Bird Count

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. All ages. Join us to observe the abundance of birds in our own backyard in winter. We’ll catch a glimpse of visiting birds from our Nature Center deck and then step inside to make a bird feeder craft to take home. Pre-registration is required. $3/member; $5/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

18  Talking Bones Skull and Bone Identification

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9am-12pm. Ages 14 and over. In this field study program, learn to use a process called inferential classification. Gain the ability to determine the environmental lifestyle of an animal. Learn about the three classifications- carnivore, herbivore, and omnivore - and how to apply them to our collection of bones. Learn how dentition, jaws, nasal cavities, orbits, zygomatic arches, and the cranium all help to determine the environmental lifestyle of an animal. Plenty of hands on with skulls. $10/member; $15/non-member. Pre-registration is required. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com

18  Critter Feeding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 11-11:30am. Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Pre-Registration is required. FREE for all ages. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

20  Holiday - Harford County Public Schools and Offices Closed

20  Women and Men’s Fighting Owls vs. Anne Arundel

APGFCU Arena, Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 5:30pm Women’s Basketball vs. Anne Arundel; 7:30pm Men’s Basketball vs. Anne Arundel. AD Honor Roll Night - Come support our students that earned Honor Roll for the Fall 2016 Semester. General Admission $10. www.harfordathletics.comhttp://harford.universitytickets.com

20-29  2017 Restaurant Week

Participating restaurants throughout Harford County. Participating restaurants will offer special fixed price lunch and/or dinner menus during Restaurant Week. Each menu will include distinct choices to appeal to a range of diners. Prices exclude beverages, taxes, and gratuity, unless otherwise noted by the restaurant.  Regular menus, including any available kids’ menus, will also be offered during the promotion week. Visit the Harford County Restaurant Week website to see participating restaurants and their special Harford County Restaurant Week 2017 offerings. Prices start at $10.17, in $5 increments. www.harfordcountyrestaurantweek.com

21  Lecture and Discussion: How Imminent is Eminent Domain?

Harford Community College, Hays-Heighe House, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 12:30pm. Lecture by AnnMarie Profili, Paralegal Studies Coordinator at HCC. Protecting your backyard from the likes of William the Conqueror, the Magna Carta, and the Fifth Amendment. No admission fee, but seating is limited. 443.412.2539 • haysheighe@harford.edu

22  Homeschool:  Geocaching – A Real Life Treasure Hunt

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12. We will delve into the world of geocaching before searching for the geocaches hidden in the park. Will we be able to find them all?  Parents do not attend. Pre-Registration is required. $25/member with $22/member sibling or $30/non-member for 3 week program. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

22  Nature Storybook Art for Homeschoolers Session 3

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 12:15-2pm. Ages 5-12 years. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques as each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Pre-registration is required. $39/member; $41/member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

25  Seasonal Nature Hike

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. All ages. Join us for a naturalist-led hike around Eden Mill to explore the seasonal changes in the park. Pre-registration is required. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

25  Critter Feeding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 11-11:30am. Learn about and help feed some of the native critters that call Eden Mill Nature Center their home. Pre-Registration is required. FREE for all ages. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

25  1st Annual Back the Blue Cash Bash

Ed Walls Center, Fair Hill Natural Resource Center, 6-10pm. Benefits the Police Unity Tour Chapter IX. Come join us for a night of fun winning cash prizes. All you can eat buffet, beer, and soda. A cash bar will be available. Cash prize tickets are drawn every half hour with door prize tickets drawn on the quarter hour. Minimum cash prize is $50. Grand prize is a minimum $1,000 (max prize $2,000 based on ticket sales) -350 entry tickets are available. 150 prize entry only tickets are available. In between all the winning DJ Tim Hartley from WXCY will be providing awesome entertainment. Chinese auction with lots of great prizes. Special drawing for an autographed Tyler Farr guitar. For more information, contact: Emily Thomas 315.771.4296  • cashbasmd@gmail.comwww.policeunitytourchapter9.com

28  Preschool Nature Series February: Animal Tracks

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:15am. Ages 2-5 w/adult. Our child’s natural curiosity will be engaged through stories, activities, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Discovery opportunities will be provided for children during each class session through use of books, visuals, audio/visual supplements, art/crafting experiences, music and games, snacks. Children will be provided with concrete materials and experiences that help develop beginning literacy, language, math, science, and art skills. Pre-registration is required. $8/member; $6/member sibling; $10/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com

28  World Wetlands Day Festival

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 12-4pm. www.otterpointcreek.org

28  Community Discussion: “I Remember When:” Uprooting and Relocating

Harford Community College, Hays-Heighe House, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 2pm. Moderated by Iris Barnes, curator, Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum, executive director of Hosanna School Museum. No admission fee, but seating is limited. 443.412.2539 • haysheighe@harford.edu

28  Annual Mardi Gras Parade

Bourbon Street to Washington Street, Havre de Grace. 6:30-7:30pm. Bourbon Street comes alive for Mardi Gras this year. Join in the festivities as we parade down Bourbon Street to Washington Street ending at American Legion on St. John’s Street. Rain/snow date TBA. FREE. www.explorehavredegrace.com

March

2  Lecture & Discussion: Stress on the Home Front: Life of a Military Family

Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 11am-12:30pm. Lecture by Regina Roof-Ray, Assistant Professor Psychology at HCC. No admission fee, but seating is limited. 443.412.2539 • haysheighe@harford.edu

3  Harford County Public Schools Elementary 3-hour Early Dismissal

4  Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra: A Miracle of A Season

Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe Street, Bel Air. 7:15-9pm. For our 40th Season, our “Miracle of a Season”, Kyle Smith will be creating a new work especially for the SSO to honor this major anniversary. A well-regarded Philadelphia composer, Mr. Smith has visited Harford County many times for SSO performances as well as performances by the C. Milton Wright HS orchestra when Mr. Bair was the teacher there. The concert continues with two great masterworks, one from Haydn and one from Elgar. Maestro Bair has long been a fan of the symphonies of Austrian Franz Josef Haydn, the father of the Symphony (he was referred to as ‘Papa’ Haydn). Near the end of Haydn's life he wrote 12 symphonies for London. The ‘Miracle’ Symphony, No. 96, is one of these works. Though not a long work, it is bristling with fresh ideas. The ‘Miracle’ refers to an episode during a concert, one of Haydn's own, at which a chandelier fell on the audience without injuring anyone. The last piece of the evening will be Elgar’s Enigma Variations, one of the greatest works in the orchestral repertoire. It is a stunningly beautiful piece for full symphony orchestra, and contains the Nimrod section, which is one of the most poignant moments in all music. Musicologists don’t agree on what the Enigma is (is it a Mozart tune?, for instance), but each variation is a sort of caricature or musical portrait of one person from his circle of close acquaintances. $20 Adult; $15 Senior; $10 Student. www.ssorchestra.org

5  New Shanghai Circus

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Performed by the Acrobats of China. The New Shanghai Circus celebrates the wonders of China while showcasing the dramatic interpretation of classic Chinese dance and performance art dating back to the harvest festivals of 2,000 years ago. Featuring spectacular backdrops, beautiful costuming, and state-of-the-art lighting, this show is a thrill a minute. This innovative and internationally renowned troupe of Chinese acrobats, aerialists, and athletes, perform with show-stopping choreography, dazzling lighting, enchanting scenery, and powerful music to create a dynamic and fantastic performance, sure to amaze. Reserved seating (all ages). Premier $30; Orchestra $25; Terrace $20. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

9  Living History Presentation: Rosie the Riveter

Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, Student Center, Room 243, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 11am-12:30pm. Interpreted by Mary Ann Jung. No admission fee, but seating is limited. 443.412.2539 • haysheighe@harford.edu

11  Rob Lytle in Concert

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Rob has been a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition and has had multiple juried showcase appearances at the Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest Folk Alliance Conferences.  His latest CD, a hypocrite of heart and hope, is soon to be released worldwide. Suggested Donation: $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

12  Maryland Park Service

Elk Neck State Park, North East River Area, 1pm. You do not need to see an animal to know that it’s around or where it’s been. Join a Ranger to learn more about tracking by looking for signs of animals in the park’s forested areas. Day-use fees apply ($3 per Maryland resident, $5 per out-of-state resident). For more information, contact: 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

12  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

12  Harford County Public Schools Young Artists’ Showcase

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. The Liriodendron Gallery 'kicks off' the 2017 season with a second annual children's art show by students from Harford County Public Schools (grades K-12) and Bel Air's Exploration Art School. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

15  Community Discussion: “I Remember When:” Women at Work

Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 12:30-2pm. Moderated by Sharon Stowers, Professor of Sociology & Anthropology at HCC. No admission fee, but seating is limited. 443.412.2539 • haysheighe@harford.edu

15  Harford County Public Schools Young Artists’ Showcase

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. The Liriodendron Gallery 'kicks off' the 2017 season with a second annual children's art show by students from Harford County Public Schools (grades K-12) and Bel Air's Exploration Art School. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

18  Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 1pm. Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide - but don’t. Because you won’t want to miss a minute of this fun, unique, entertaining and educational live show created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia. While it may indeed have been 65 million years in the making, we think you’ll agree, it’s well worth the wait. Created by Erth Visual & Physical in Sydney, Australia; Website: DinosaurZooLIVE.us; Estimated Running Time: 50 mins. (no intermission). Special Offer: Purchase a seat in the Magic Circle to join a cast member and dinosaur puppet on stage for a one-of-a-kind experience before the show. Ticket purchase includes assigned seat in the first three rows, meet and greet with photo opportunity and a Dinosaur Zoo promotional item. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Magic Circle patrons must arrive at the Amoss Theater by 11:30am in order to participate in the activity session. Reserved seating: Magic Circle $40; Premier $25; Orchestra $20; Terrace $15. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

19  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

19  Harford County Public Schools Young Artists’ Showcase

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. The Liriodendron Gallery 'kicks off' the 2017 season with a second annual children's art show by students from Harford County Public Schools (grades K-12) and Bel Air's Exploration Art School. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

22  Harford County Public Schools Young Artists’ Showcase

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. The Liriodendron Gallery 'kicks off' the 2017 season with a second annual children's art show by students from Harford County Public Schools (grades K-12) and Bel Air's Exploration Art School. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

26  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

26  Harford County Public Schools Young Artists’ Showcase

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. The Liriodendron Gallery 'kicks off' the 2017 season with a second annual children's art show by students from Harford County Public Schools (grades K-12) and Bel Air's Exploration Art School. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

29  Harford County Public Schools Young Artists’ Showcase

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. The Liriodendron Gallery 'kicks off' the 2017 season with a second annual children's art show by students from Harford County Public Schools (grades K-12) and Bel Air's Exploration Art School. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

30  27th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner & Youth of the Year

APGFCU Arena, Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 5:30-9pm. http://bgcharfordco.org/s&b

31  Harford County Public Schools Elementary 3-hour Early Dismissal

April

1  13th Annual After d'Arc Gala

Water's Edge Events Center, 4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, 7-11:30pm. Once upon a time, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region had a vision of a world where people with differing abilities are empowered to live, work and play in the community. Help us make dreams come true at our fairy tale ball at Water’s Edge Events Center. Presented by our title sponsor, Acadia Windows and Doors, our After d'Arc Gala is our largest fundraiser of the year. The evening begins with an exclusive VIP reception, followed by a tantalizing themed menu, entertainment, unique Silent and Live auction packages, and dancing with music by The Klassix. The event will be emceed by WXCY 103.7 FM’s Bob Bloom and WJZ’s Kristy Breslin. $135. 410.836.7177 x347 • ltaylor@arcncr.orghttp://afterdarc.org

2  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

2  Harford County Public Schools Young Artists’ Showcase

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. The Liriodendron Gallery 'kicks off' the 2017 season with a second annual children's art show by students from Harford County Public Schools (grades K-12) and Bel Air's Exploration Art School. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

5  Harford County Public Schools Young Artists’ Showcase

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. The Liriodendron Gallery 'kicks off' the 2017 season with a second annual children's art show by students from Harford County Public Schools (grades K-12) and Bel Air's Exploration Art School. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

6  Lecture & Discussion: Casus Belli: The United States Enters World War I

Harford Community College, Student Center, Room 243, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. Lecture by Andrew Kellet, Assoc. Professor of History at HCC. No admission fee, but seating is limited. 443.412.2539 • haysheighe@harford.edu

7  Spring Reception

Arts by the Bay Gallery, 307 St. John Street, Havre de Grace, 7-9pm. Gallery artists will display new artwork, pottery, jewelry and showcase a new featured artist. Refreshments will be served. 410.939.1818 • 410.409.1336 • curator@artsbythebaygallery.comwww.artsbythebaygallery.com

8  Heather Pierson Trio in Concert

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Folk, Americana, Blues, New Orleans Jazz with piano, guitar, stand-up bass, cornet, dobro, fiddle, tenor banjo, mandolin and amazing three-part harmony. Suggested Donation: $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

9  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

9  Harford County Public Schools Young Artists’ Showcase

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. The Liriodendron Gallery 'kicks off' the 2017 season with a second annual children's art show by students from Harford County Public Schools (grades K-12) and Bel Air's Exploration Art School. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

12  Meet the Author: Susan Muaddi-Darraj

Hays-Heighe House, Harford Community College, Student Center, Room 243, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 12:30pm. Professor Susan Muaddi-Darraj, Assoc. Professor of English at HCC, will read from her award-winning short story collection A Curious Land: Stories from Home covering the experiences of the residents of a Palestinean village on the West Bank. Professor Muaddi-Darraj will also discuss her writing process and take questions from the audience. No admission fee, but seating is limited. 443.412.2539 • haysheighe@harford.edu

12-13  Harford County Public Schools Professional Development – Schools Closed for Students

13  Lecture & Discussion: The Domestic Architecture of Aberdeen’s Canning Dynasties

Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6:30-7:30pm. Lecture by Jacob Bensen, Local Historian. No admission fee, but seating is limited. 443.412.2539 • haysheighe@harford.edu

14  Holiday/Spring Break – Harford County Public Schools and Offices Closed

17  Spring Break – Harford County Public Schools Closed

21  Lecture & Discussion: APG and the Environment

Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6:30-7:30pm. From "environmental disaster" to a "natural habitat managed well." Lecture by APG DPW Environmental Division. No admission fee, but seating is limited. 443.412.2539 • haysheighe@harford.edu

21  National Geographic Live – Speaker Series: Dangerous Encounters

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. Brady Barr, Reptile Expert & TV Host. Sponsored by Harford County Public Library. Reptile expert Brady Barr has made it his life’s work to study and protect some of the world’s most dangerous and endangered land animals—alligators and crocodiles. He is the first person to capture and study all 23 species of wild crocodilians. By increasing our knowledge and understanding of these powerful creatures, Barr hopes to save both reptile and human lives. This is even more critical at a time when people are developing communities in wild habitat such as the Florida Everglades, resulting in more frequent attacks on humans. Barr is currently the host of Dangerous Encounters on the Nat Geo Wild. True to the series title, he recently survived an attack by a 12-foot reticulated python while working in waist-deep guano inside a bat cave in Indonesia—an attack that made headlines worldwide. A frequent guest on The Tonight Show, Barr is nationally recognized for his work with reptiles and efforts to preserve them. Reserved Seating: Premier Seat with Reception: $40 *; Side Orchestra Seat: $25; HCC Student Orchestra Seat (HCC ID required): $10; Youth Side Orchestra Seat (Ages 17 & Younger): $10. * Premier ticket includes reserved seat in center section, reception with light refreshments and Meet the Speaker from 6:15-7pm in Chesapeake Center. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

22  Maryland Park Service

Elk Neck State Park, North East River Area, 9am. Celebrate Earth Day by catching a glimpse of the majestic Bald Eagle along the banks of Elk Neck State Park. Join a Ranger to learn more about this bird of prey through various activities including an ambassador from the Scales & Tales program and a river boat cruise with NorthBay Education. $10 per person. 410.287.5333 •  www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

23  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

23  People, Places and Portions: Images of Four Continents

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Photographer Jerry Taylor mixes his career, his commitments and his camera to national and international travels. His images are a reflection of travel with people, places and portions (things) as seen with an artistic eye. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

26  People, Places and Portions: Images of Four Continents

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Photographer Jerry Taylor mixes his career, his commitments and his camera to national and international travels. His images are a reflection of travel with people, places and portions (things) as seen with an artistic eye. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

28  Harford County Public Schools Elementary 3-hour Early Dismissal

30  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

30  People, Places and Portions: Images of Four Continents

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Photographer Jerry Taylor mixes his career, his commitments and his camera to national and international travels. His images are a reflection of travel with people, places and portions (things) as seen with an artistic eye. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

May

3  People, Places and Portions: Images of Four Continents

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Photographer Jerry Taylor mixes his career, his commitments and his camera to national and international travels. His images are a reflection of travel with people, places and portions (things) as seen with an artistic eye. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

7  Maryland Park Service

Elk Neck State Park, Turkey Point Lighthouse area, 8am. Join a Ranger and a representative of the Cecil County Birding Club on a hike to the Turkey Point Lighthouse looking for local and migrating songbirds along the way. Learn more about birding with and without binoculars, examining bird size, silhouette and song. Call for more details and to make your reservation today. 410.287.5333 •  www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

7  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

7  People, Places and Portions: Images of Four Continents

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Photographer Jerry Taylor mixes his career, his commitments and his camera to national and international travels. His images are a reflection of travel with people, places and portions (things) as seen with an artistic eye. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

10  People, Places and Portions: Images of Four Continents

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Photographer Jerry Taylor mixes his career, his commitments and his camera to national and international travels. His images are a reflection of travel with people, places and portions (things) as seen with an artistic eye. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

13  MSG Acoustic Blues Trio in Concert

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Jackie Merritt (harmonica and bones), Miles Spicer (guitar) and Resa Gibbs (lead vocals and percussion) perform traditional Piedmont blues. They can raise the roof with some old-fashioned house party tunes, make you laugh with their witty originals and then make you weep with blues ballads! Suggested Donation: $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

14  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

14  People, Places and Portions: Images of Four Continents

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Photographer Jerry Taylor mixes his career, his commitments and his camera to national and international travels. His images are a reflection of travel with people, places and portions (things) as seen with an artistic eye. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

17  People, Places and Portions: Images of Four Continents

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Photographer Jerry Taylor mixes his career, his commitments and his camera to national and international travels. His images are a reflection of travel with people, places and portions (things) as seen with an artistic eye. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

19  20th Anniversary Diamonds in the Rough Benefit Golf Tournament

Ruggles Golf Course, 5600 Maryland Boulevard, Aberdeen Proving Ground, 7:30am-3pm. The first Diamonds in the Rough golf tournament was held in 1998 to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County, serving Aberdeen, Edgewood, Bel Air, Havre de Grace & Windsor Valley. This women's only tournament celebrates its 20th year. Money raised through this tournament allows our 5,000+ Club members to attend the Clubs for only $20 a year. For more information, call 410.272.0010 • csullivan@bgcharfordco.orgwww.bgcharfordco.org

20  Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra: A Royal Ruby Season Finale

Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe Street, Bel Air. 7:15-9pm. To conclude our anniversary season, London composer David Osbon will join us for his wonderful Nelson Overture in honor of Admiral Lord Nelson (killed at the battle of Trafalgar, which he won). The concert continues with African-American composer William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1, the ‘Afro-American Symphony’ the 2nd performance of this piece by the SSO. It is a most popular work in the US due to its unique scherzo, which includes a banjo in the orchestration. The symphony is jazzy and bluesy while at the same time being a moving statement from 1931. The remainder of the concert will be comprised of works by English composers. Grainger’s Irish Tune from County Derry for strings and French horns was the first tune Maestro Bair learned to love as an elementary student. Sir Malcolm Arnold’s Anniversary Overture receives its 2nd performance by the SSO, performed this season to commemorate our 40th season. Arnold wrote a work for brass band in honor of Padstow’s new lifeboat. The local brass band played this march – Padstow Lifeboat - on the quay during the launching of the lifeboat. The use of the sound of a foghorn in this march, in the wrong key, provides moments of comedy. Local piano phenom, 15 year-old Kara Iwanowski, and the SSO will perform Arnold’s Ballade the film ‘Stolen Face’. This is wonderful film music taking us back to a golden age of film in the middle of the last century. The concert, and our 40th season, will conclude with one of the greatest marches ever written: Sir William Walton’s Crown Imperial, Coronation March. Our May concert is our annual Side-by-Side concert at which we invite the most talented young musicians from the Harford Youth Orchestra to sit alongside seasoned adults for a truly unique musical experience, an education for them and a fresh addition for us all. $20 adult; $15 senior; $10 student. www.ssorchestra.org

21  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

21  People, Places and Portions: Images of Four Continents

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Photographer Jerry Taylor mixes his career, his commitments and his camera to national and international travels. His images are a reflection of travel with people, places and portions (things) as seen with an artistic eye. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

24  People, Places and Portions: Images of Four Continents

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Photographer Jerry Taylor mixes his career, his commitments and his camera to national and international travels. His images are a reflection of travel with people, places and portions (things) as seen with an artistic eye. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

26  Harford County Public Schools Elementary 3-hour Early Dismissal

28  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

28  People, Places and Portions: Images of Four Continents

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Photographer Jerry Taylor mixes his career, his commitments and his camera to national and international travels. His images are a reflection of travel with people, places and portions (things) as seen with an artistic eye. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

29  Holiday - Harford County Public Schools and Offices Closed

June

3  20th Annual Wade-In Festival

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-4pm. Join us as we pull up our pants legs and wade into Otter Point Creek to measure water quality the way retired Maryland State Senator Bernie Fowler did 29 years ago with his “sneaker index.” No reservations needed. Activities include free pontoon boat rides and canoeing, fish seining, live animals, face painting, DPW’s Seymour Clearwater, fun with water chemistry, fish printing, decoy carving demos, and more. Everyone is invited. Great fun for all ages. No admission charge. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

4  Maryland Park Service

Elk Neck State Park, Elk River Campground area, 10am. Get a jumpstart into celebrating ‘Great Outdoors Month’ by joining a Ranger on National Trails Day to run some of the trails at Elk Neck State Park. Learn running basics such as proper form, proper attire, nutrition and more. Meet at the Park Store in the Elk River Campground for this program featuring a fifteen to thirty (15-30) minute trail run. Day-use fees apply ($3 per Maryland refrvw3rgwrgwsident, $5 per out-of-state resident). 410.287.5333 •  www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

4  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

4  Beyond the Visual, The Spirit of Place: A Collection of Paintings and Drawings Past and Present

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. John Sauers' exhibit consists of oils, watercolors, and drawings depicting motifs of Harford County and his original home in Whitetop, Virginia. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

7  Beyond the Visual, The Spirit of Place: A Collection of Paintings and Drawings Past and Present

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. John Sauers' exhibit consists of oils, watercolors, and drawings depicting motifs of Harford County and his original home in Whitetop, Virginia. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

10  Maryland Park Service

Elk Neck State Park - Rogues Harbor Boat Launch area, 6-8pm. Enjoy an evening paddle on the serene waters of the Elk River. Discover the wonders that abound on the water as the sun sets. Meet next to the boat launch facilities in the Rogues Harbor Area. Space is limited, so call today to make your reservations. $20 per canoe, $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak bring it along for just $5 per person. 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

10  Gathering Time & Mara Levine in Concert

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Mara shares shows on a regular basis with the Long Island, NY based folk harmony trio Gathering Time.  When they split the bill, Gathering Time supports Mara on her sets- faithfully reproducing the intricate harmony arrangements of her recordings in stunning detail. Both artists have had #1 CD's on the Folk-DJ charts. Gathering Time is often compared to a high energy Peter, Paul and Mary or a co-ed Crosby, Stills & Nash. Suggested Donation: $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

11  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

11  Beyond the Visual, The Spirit of Place: A Collection of Paintings and Drawings Past and Present

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. John Sauers' exhibit consists of oils, watercolors, and drawings depicting motifs of Harford County and his original home in Whitetop, Virginia. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

14  Harford County Public Schools Scheduled Last Day of School for Pre-K Students

14  Beyond the Visual, The Spirit of Place: A Collection of Paintings and Drawings Past and Present

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. John Sauers' exhibit consists of oils, watercolors, and drawings depicting motifs of Harford County and his original home in Whitetop, Virginia. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

16  Harford County Public Schools Scheduled Last Day of School for K-11 Students

(If all inclement weather make up days are used.)

17   Maryland Park Service

Elk Neck State Park - North East River Area, 10am-2pm. Join us as we pull up our pant legs and wade into the Upper Chesapeake Bay at the beautiful North East River at our 8th Annual Cecil County Wade-In to measure water quality the way retired Maryland State Senator Bernie Fowler did 25 years ago with his “sneaker index.” No reservations required. 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

18  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

18  Beyond the Visual, The Spirit of Place: A Collection of Paintings and Drawings Past and Present

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. John Sauers' exhibit consists of oils, watercolors, and drawings depicting motifs of Harford County and his original home in Whitetop, Virginia. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

21  Beyond the Visual, The Spirit of Place: A Collection of Paintings and Drawings Past and Present

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. John Sauers' exhibit consists of oils, watercolors, and drawings depicting motifs of Harford County and his original home in Whitetop, Virginia. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

23   Maryland Park Service

Elk Neck State Park - Rogues Harbor Boat Launch area, 9-11am. Explore the banks of Turkey Point by paddling the Elk River. Along the way learn to identify some of the animals that call this watery habitat home. Space is limited, so call today to make your reservations. $20 per canoe, $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak bring it along for just $5 per person. 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

25  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

25  Beyond the Visual, The Spirit of Place: A Collection of Paintings and Drawings Past and Present

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. John Sauers' exhibit consists of oils, watercolors, and drawings depicting motifs of Harford County and his original home in Whitetop, Virginia. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

28  Beyond the Visual, The Spirit of Place: A Collection of Paintings and Drawings Past and Present

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. John Sauers' exhibit consists of oils, watercolors, and drawings depicting motifs of Harford County and his original home in Whitetop, Virginia. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

30  Summer Reception

Arts by the Bay Gallery, 307 St. John Street, Havre de Grace. 7-9pm. Gallery artists will display new artwork, pottery, jewelry and showcase a new featured artist. Refreshments will be served. 410.939.1818 • 410.409.1336 • curator@artsbythebaygallery.comwww.artsbythebaygallery.com

July

2  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

2  Beyond the Visual, The Spirit of Place: A Collection of Paintings and Drawings Past and Present

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. John Sauers' exhibit consists of oils, watercolors, and drawings depicting motifs of Harford County and his original home in Whitetop, Virginia. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

5  Beyond the Visual, The Spirit of Place: A Collection of Paintings and Drawings Past and Present

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. John Sauers' exhibit consists of oils, watercolors, and drawings depicting motifs of Harford County and his original home in Whitetop, Virginia. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

9  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

9  Beyond the Visual, The Spirit of Place: A Collection of Paintings and Drawings Past and Present

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. John Sauers' exhibit consists of oils, watercolors, and drawings depicting motifs of Harford County and his original home in Whitetop, Virginia. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

12  Beyond the Visual, The Spirit of Place: A Collection of Paintings and Drawings Past and Present

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. John Sauers' exhibit consists of oils, watercolors, and drawings depicting motifs of Harford County and his original home in Whitetop, Virginia. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

16  5th Annual Catch-A-Pig 5K

Ma & Pa Trail, Williams Street at Ellendale, Bel Air. 8-10am. This is a great opportunity to have a unique race experience and support The Boys & Girls Club of Harford County. The race is an out-and-back along the MA & PA Trail. Walkers are invited to join in the fun. The kicker:  This is a chase. We’ll have young runners dressed in pink pig shirts (a.k.a. "the piglets"). They will have a few minutes head start on the pack. Those who pass at least one of the piglets before crossing the finish line get their name into a special drawing for prizes. But look out - There are also a few Big, Bad Wolves who will get a late jump on you. If they all pass you, you'll lose the opportunity for the special drawing. https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/BelAir/CatchaPig5K?remMeAttempt

16  Beyond the Visual, The Spirit of Place: A Collection of Paintings and Drawings Past and Present

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. John Sauers' exhibit consists of oils, watercolors, and drawings depicting motifs of Harford County and his original home in Whitetop, Virginia. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

16  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

23  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

23  Artistic Influence: A Retrospective Look at the Work of the Late Carol Wolosik and the Family Artists She Inspired

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. This exhibit consists of the mixed media work of the late Carol Wolosik, daughter, Healther Lee Wolosik Braun and granddaughter, Lydia Wolosik Braun. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

26  Artistic Influence: A Retrospective Look at the Work of the Late Carol Wolosik and the Family Artists She Inspired

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. This exhibit consists of the mixed media work of the late Carol Wolosik, daughter, Healther Lee Wolosik Braun and granddaughter, Lydia Wolosik Braun. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

30  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

30  Artistic Influence: A Retrospective Look at the Work of the Late Carol Wolosik and the Family Artists She Inspired

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. This exhibit consists of the mixed media work of the late Carol Wolosik, daughter, Healther Lee Wolosik Braun and granddaughter, Lydia Wolosik Braun. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

August

2  Artistic Influence: A Retrospective Look at the Work of the Late Carol Wolosik and the Family Artists She Inspired

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. This exhibit consists of the mixed media work of the late Carol Wolosik, daughter, Healther Lee Wolosik Braun and granddaughter, Lydia Wolosik Braun. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

5  Havre de Grace Museums Present: 2nd Annual Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival

On the grounds of Concord Point Lighthouse, Maritime, and Decoy Museums, and The City Promenade balconies. 10am-7pm. Enjoy crafters, performance artists, craft demonstrations and live music as well as food and beverages all along the museum grounds with beautiful water views. The museums will be open to the public with FREE admission. http://www.explorehavredegrace.com

5  Maryland Park Service

Elk Neck State Park - Rogues Harbor Boat Launch area, 6-8pm. Enjoy an evening paddle on the serene waters of the Elk River. Discover the wonders that abound on the water as the sun sets. Meet next to the boat launch facilities in the Rogues Harbor Area. $20 per canoe, $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak bring it along for just $5 per person. Space is limited, so call today to make your reservations. 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

12  2017 Maryland State BBQ Bash

Downtown Bel Air, Bond and Thomas Streets. 12-10pm. The BBQ Bash features live music, top quality BBQ, sponsor displays, crafters, merchant vendors, Farmer's 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. FREE admission. http://belairmaryland.org/events-2/md-bbq-bash/

6  Artistic Influence: A Retrospective Look at the Work of the Late Carol Wolosik and the Family Artists She Inspired

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. This exhibit consists of the mixed media work of the late Carol Wolosik, daughter, Healther Lee Wolosik Braun and granddaughter, Lydia Wolosik Braun. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

6  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

9  Artistic Influence: A Retrospective Look at the Work of the Late Carol Wolosik and the Family Artists She Inspired

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. This exhibit consists of the mixed media work of the late Carol Wolosik, daughter, Healther Lee Wolosik Braun and granddaughter, Lydia Wolosik Braun. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

13  Artistic Influence: A Retrospective Look at the Work of the Late Carol Wolosik and the Family Artists She Inspired

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. This exhibit consists of the mixed media work of the late Carol Wolosik, daughter, Healther Lee Wolosik Braun and granddaughter, Lydia Wolosik Braun. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

13  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

16  Artistic Influence: A Retrospective Look at the Work of the Late Carol Wolosik and the Family Artists She Inspired

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. This exhibit consists of the mixed media work of the late Carol Wolosik, daughter, Healther Lee Wolosik Braun and granddaughter, Lydia Wolosik Braun. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

20  Artistic Influence: A Retrospective Look at the Work of the Late Carol Wolosik and the Family Artists She Inspired

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. This exhibit consists of the mixed media work of the late Carol Wolosik, daughter, Healther Lee Wolosik Braun and granddaughter, Lydia Wolosik Braun. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

20  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

23  Artistic Influence: A Retrospective Look at the Work of the Late Carol Wolosik and the Family Artists She Inspired

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. This exhibit consists of the mixed media work of the late Carol Wolosik, daughter, Healther Lee Wolosik Braun and granddaughter, Lydia Wolosik Braun. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

27  Artistic Influence: A Retrospective Look at the Work of the Late Carol Wolosik and the Family Artists She Inspired

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. This exhibit consists of the mixed media work of the late Carol Wolosik, daughter, Healther Lee Wolosik Braun and granddaughter, Lydia Wolosik Braun. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

27  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

30  Artistic Influence: A Retrospective Look at the Work of the Late Carol Wolosik and the Family Artists She Inspired

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. This exhibit consists of the mixed media work of the late Carol Wolosik, daughter, Healther Lee Wolosik Braun and granddaughter, Lydia Wolosik Braun. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

September

2  2nd Annual Fish, Fowl & Folk Festival

On the grounds of Concord Point Lighthouse, Maritime, and Decoy Museums, and The City Promenade balconies, Havre de Grace. 10am-7pm. Enjoy crafters, performance artists, craft demonstrations and live music as well as food and beverages all along the museum grounds with beautiful water views. The museums will be open to the public with free admission. www.explorehavredegrace.com

3  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

3  Artistic Influence: A Retrospective Look at the Work of the Late Carol Wolosik and the Family Artists She Inspired

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. This exhibit consists of the mixed media work of the late Carol Wolosik, daughter, Healther Lee Wolosik Braun and granddaughter, Lydia Wolosik Braun. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

9  Maryland Park Service

Elk Neck State Park - North East River Area, 7am-5pm. Under the guidance of wildlife professionals, Junior Hunter Field Day provides a safe, enjoyable, and hands-on opportunities for young people, ages 6 to 16, to learn about hunting/trapping and its important role in Maryland’s wildlife conservation. Preregistration is required. To learn more and to register, please visit: http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/Education/JrHunterFieldDays.aspx. 410.287.5333 •  www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

10  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

15  Fall Reception

Arts by the Bay Gallery, 307 St. John Street, Havre de Grace. 7-9pm. Gallery artists will display new artwork, pottery, jewelry and showcase a new featured artist. Refreshments will be served. 410.939.1818 • 410.409.1336 • curator@artsbythebaygallery.comwww.artsbythebaygallery.com

17  Bel Air Festival for the Arts

Shamrock Park, Behind the Bel Air Town Hall on Hickory Avenue, Bel Air. 9:30am-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 admission. http://www.belairfestival.com

17  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

24  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

30  Maryland Park Service

Elk Neck State Park - North East River Area, 9am-12pm. Come out and celebrate Public Lands Day at Elk Neck State Park. You will be among thousands of people nation-wide who volunteer their time to benefit America's public lands. Work side-by-side with park staff and afterwards enjoy a live animal program featuring some of Maryland’s most common reptiles. Meet in the North East River area. Volunteering with this program will allow you free access into the park for the day. 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

October

1  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

7  Maryland Park Service

Elk Neck State Park - Turkey Point Lighthouse area, 8pm. Hike to the light of the harvest moon by joining a Ranger on an approximately two mile round-trip hike to the Turkey Point lighthouse. Learn more about the earth’s “natural satellite” along the way. Parking is limited; reservations required. $3 per person or $10 for a family of four. 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

8  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

15   Maryland Park Service

Elk Neck State Park - Turkey Point Lighthouse area, 10am. Look high in the sky at Turkey Point and you will see migrating hawks and falcons. Join volunteers from Turkey Point Hawk Watch and Cecil County Birding Club (and animals from the Scales & Tales program) to learn how to identify these birds of prey by color, shape, size, and silhouette. Meet at the Turkey Point Lighthouse parking lot. Donations welcomed. Call to make a reservation today. 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

15  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

21  Halloween Hike and Campfire

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 6-9:30pm. Save the date. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

22  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com

29  Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

The Ice House at Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Meet with Dan Coates or another archaeological society representative to learn about the evidence of Native American activity in the region prior to European contact. This permanent exhibit is located in the historic Ice House at the Liriodendron Mansion. FREE. 410.879.4424 • www.liriodendron.com