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

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1  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

1  Water Strider Pontoon Boat Rides: Birding by Boat

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

1  Historic Walking Tour

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

1  St. Mary's Church Peach Festival

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

1  Summertime Seining

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

1, 2  Artisan Demonstration Weekend

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

2  Critter Crimes – Creepy Crawly Things!

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

2  Liriodendron Icehouse-Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

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

2  Art Exhibit: Rev’d J. Gordon Anderson

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

2  Teddy Bear Pumpkin:  A Gourd Craft

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

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

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

2  Jerusalem Mill Sunday Concerts

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

2  Summer Concert Series

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

3  Aberdeen Ironbirds vs. Connecticut

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

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

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

4  Summer Movie Express: Madagascar 3

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

4  Aberdeen Ironbirds vs. Connecticut

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

5  Summer Movie Express: Dolphin Tale 2

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

5  Summer Yoga @ The Liriodendron Mansion

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

5  Summer Concert Series

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

5  Havre De Grace Maritime Museum Summer Concert Series

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

5  Aberdeen Ironbirds vs. Connecticut

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

6  Kids' Summer Story Time

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

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

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

6  Campfire Stories at Rockfield Manor

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

6  Aberdeen Ironbirds vs. Tri-City

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

7  National Lighthouse Day

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

7  Fridays After Five

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

7  First Fridays

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

7  Havre de Grace First Friday

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

7  Ronnie Milsap in Concert

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

7  Paddle Board Yoga

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

7  Bosely Night Hike

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

7  Aberdeen Ironbirds vs. Tri-City

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

7-9  Mountain to Seashore

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

7-9  Havre de Grace Seafood Festival

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

7-14  Cal Ripken World Series

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

8  Canoe Trips: Cache in the Creek

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

8  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

8  Earth Arts Pottery Seconds and More Sale

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

8  Aberdeen Ironbirds vs. Tri-City

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

8  Fluorescent Fungi and Glow Worms Night Hike

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

8, 9  Bahouka’s Classic Car Show

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

8, 9  Artisan Demonstration Weekend

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

8, 9  Weber’s Farm Peach Festival

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

9  Art Exhibit: Rev’d J. Gordon Anderson

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

9  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

9  Drop In Program: Meet  A Critter

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1pm. Check out one of our live critters up close while discovering what makes that animal special. No registration, no fee, all ages. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

9  Liriodendron Icehouse-Prehistoric Culture of the Northern Chesapeake

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

9  Volunteer Opportunities; Our Changing World PhenoForays

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

9  Harmony With a Smile

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

9  Terry Gonda in Concert

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

9  Summer Concert Series

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

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

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

11 Summer Movie Express: Muppets, Most Wanted

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

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

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

12  Summer Yoga @ The Liriodendron Mansion

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

12  Summer Concert Series

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

12  Havre De Grace Maritime Museum Summer Concert Series

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

13  Kids' Summer Story Time

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

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

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

14  Fridays After Five

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

14  Y of Central Maryland Hosts Family Luau

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

14  Sunset Paddle – Kayak Series

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

14  Paddle Board Yoga

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

14-15  Maryland State BBQ Bash

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

14-16  Mountain to Seashore

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

15-16  BioBlitz

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

16  Children’s Gardening

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

16  Drop In Program: Nature Tales

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 4pm. Join us and explore nature through a story. Listen to a tale about an animal or a habitat. Story time may include meeting a live critter, a simple craft or acting out the story. No registration, no fee, all ages. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

16  Summer Concert Series

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

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

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

18  Summer Movie Express: The Lego Movie

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

19  Mix and Mingle Networking

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

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

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

19  Summer Yoga @ The Liriodendron Mansion

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

19  Summer Concert Series

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

20  Kids' Summer Story Time

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

20  Little Royal Highness Tea Party

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

20  Girls Night Out

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

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

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

21  Fridays After Five

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

21  Outdoor Movie: The Incredibles

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

21  Paddle Board Yoga

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

21-23  Mountain to Seashore

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

22  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

22  Camp Hidden Valley 5K Trail Race

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

22  Family Nature Walk

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

22  4th Saturday Open House

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

22  Captain John Smith Kayak

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

23  Sunday Breakfast at American Legion

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

23  Volunteer Opportunities: Invasinators

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

23  Critter Crimes – Forest Dwellers

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

23  Volunteer Opportunities: Our Changing World PhenoForays

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

23  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

25  Aberdeen Summer Concert Series

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

26  Sunset Paddle: Canoe Series

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

26  Summer Yoga @ The Liriodendron Mansion

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

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

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

27-29  Whole Women Weekend

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

28  Outdoor Movie: Cinderella

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

28  Paddle Board Yoga

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

28  Monthly Charity Quarter Auctions at the Darlington Volunteer Fire House

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

28-30  Mountain to Seashore

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

29  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

29  Water Strider Pontoon Boat Rides: Morning Song Photography

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

29  Drop In Program

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

29  Full Moon Kayak

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

30  Art Exhibit: Richard Hoff Graphite Pencil Drawings

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

September

4  Lunchtime Concert

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

4  First Fridays

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

4-6  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

5  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

6  Art Exhibit: Richard Hoff Graphite Pencil Drawings

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

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

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

9  Open House at Swan Harbor Farm

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

11  Lunchtime Concert

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

11  911 Tribute Concert to OUR Military and Emergency Workers

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

11-13  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

12  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

12  Dollar Day at HCC

Harford Community College, APG Federal Credit Union Arena, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, 10am-2pm. Experience what HCC has to offer for only a dollar!  A number of Continuing Education instructors will offer a sampling of their classes so you can learn, create, and experiment with much of what Continuing Education & Training has to offer. $1 per class and Dollar menu food will be available for purchase. 443.412.2376

12  Ladew Gardens Presents Children's Day: Feathered Friends

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

12  Music 4 Vets Golf Classic

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

12  Pictures at an Exhibition Reception

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

12  Akimbo Dance and Movement Art Festival

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

12  Jon Shain in Concert

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

12-13  Challenge Walk MS: Chesapeake Challenge 2015

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

13  Art Exhibit: Richard Hoff Graphite Pencil Drawings

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

13  Guided Tour of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

13  Edwin and John Wiles Booth: A House Divided

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

16  Mix and Mingle Networking

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

17  Girls Night Out

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

18  Lunchtime Concert

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

18  Harford County Crime Solvers 12th Annual Basket Bingo

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

18-20  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

19  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

19, 20  10th Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

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

19  Liriodendron Wedding Expo

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

19  Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group

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

20  Bel Air Festival For The Arts

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

20  Art Exhibit: Richard Hoff Graphite Pencil Drawings

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

24  Historical Society 2015 Annual Dinner

Speaker to be announced. Call for details. 410.838.7691

25  Lunchtime Concert

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

25  Monthly Charity Quarter Auctions at the Darlington Volunteer Fire House

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

25-27  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

26  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

26  Healthy Harford Day

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

26  Antique & Collectibles Appraisal Fair

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

26  4th Saturday Open House

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

26  10th Annual Harford County Wine Festival

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

26, 27  Fall Harvest and Craft Festival

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

27  Sunday Breakfast at American Legion

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

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

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

27  Art Exhibit: Richard Hoff Graphite Pencil Drawings

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

27  Your Day Your Way Bridal Fair

Deer Creek Overlook and Rocks Lodge, 6 Cherry Hill Road, Street. 1-4pm. Join us for an amazing Bridal Fair featuring 2 very different venues, and vendors for your every need.  All Vendors are giving away door prizes and we will have a grand prize drawing for a $6,500.00 Honeymoon Giveaway.  Free to Brides and Grooms - $5.00 for others. Please pre- register at our website: www.deercreekoverlook.com. 410.838.5464 • events@deercreekoverlook.com

27  Ben Franklin Speaks

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

27  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

28  14th Annual Golf Classic

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

28  Harford County Commission For Women

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

October

1  Rocking Chair Story Time

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

2  Final First Friday of 2015

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

2  Havre de Grace First Friday

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

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

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

2-4  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

2-31  Havre de Haunts Tours

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

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

Aberdeen American Legion Post 128, 44 N. Parke Street, Aberdeen. Registration begins at 7am. 5K begins at 8am. with last walkers/runners in by 9:30am. Includes 5K walk/run, runner’s pin, door prize ticket, entertainment and refreshments after the walk/run. $35 per person. www.thinkpinkaberdeenmd.org

3  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

3  The Susquehanna Flats Classic

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

3  Historic Walking Tour

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

3  1st Annual Aberdeen Breast Cancer Awareness Poker Run

Aberdeen American Legion Post 128, 44 N. Parke Street, Aberdeen. Registration begins at 10am. Poker Run begins at noon and returns to the American Legion Post 128 by 2:30pm. Includes Poker Run, ride pin, door prize ticket, entertainment, food and refreshments. Prizes awarded for high and low hands; 50/50 drawings, raffles and door prizes. $20 per rider/passenger – all vehicles welcome – rain or shine. www.thinkpinkaberdeenmd.org

4  Art Exhibit: Jonathan West

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

8  Rocking Chair Story Time

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

8  Book Sales

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

9-10  Book Sales

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

10  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

9-11  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

9-11  Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Timonium

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

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

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

10  Freedom Fun Run

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

10, 11  KarmaFest Unplugged: The Experience…

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

11  Book Sales

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

11  Art Exhibit: Jonathan West

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

11  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

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

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

14  CPWN 17th Annual Fashion Show

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

15  Rocking Chair Story Time

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

15  Girls Night Out

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

15-17  Bel Air Film Festival

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

15  Harriet’s Happiest Halloween

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

16  Harriet’s Happiest Halloween

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

16  Steppingstein (a refined Octoberfest celebration)

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

16-18  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

17  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

17, 18  Harriet’s Happiest Halloween

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

18  Art Exhibit: Jonathan West

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

21  Mix and Mingle Networking

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

22  Rocking Chair Story Time

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

23-25  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

24  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

24  4th Saturday Open House

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

24  Harvest: A Maryland Wine Event

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

24  Trick or Treating in Downtown Bel Air

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

24  Haunted Lock House

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

25  Sunday Breakfast at American Legion

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

25   Harvest Days Craft Fair

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

25  Art Exhibit: Jonathan West

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

25  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

26  Harford County Commission For Women

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

29  Rocking Chair Story Time: Not So Spooky

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

30  Tales and Treats with Heritage Museums of Havre de Grace

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

30, 31  Illumination

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

31  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

31  7th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. Presented by The Kent Schwab Allstate Agency. The race honors the memory of Heather L. Hurd, who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. The walk/run was established by the Hurd Family and Harford Community College in 2009 to raise funds for the Harford Community College Remembrance Book Scholarship Fund and to raise awareness of traffic accidents, their consequences and what can be done to prevent them.Registration opens Monday May 4, 2015. www.harford.edu/heather

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

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

November

1  Illumination

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

1  Witchy Woman Tea

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

1  Art Exhibit: Jonathan West

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

3  Artisans Raffle at the Annual Dinner and Volunteer Recognition

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

6  Havre de Grace First Friday

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

6  Peter Rabbit Tales

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

6-8  Illumination

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

7  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

7  Historic Walking Tour

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

7  Archer Lecture & Tea

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

7  Annual Harford County Public Library Gala

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

8  Art Exhibit: Colorful Photographic Art by Debbi Granruth

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

8  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

13-15  Illumination

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

14  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

14  Illumination Reception

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

14  Thanksgiving Open House with Open Hearth Cooking

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

14  9th Annual Family Comedy Magic Show

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

15  Art Exhibit: Colorful Photographic Art by Debbi Granruth

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

19  Girls Night Out

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

20-22  Illumination

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

21  Christmas Bazaar & Cookie Walk

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

21  Steppingstone Thanksgiving Open House with Open Hearth Cooking

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

21  Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen Concert

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

22  Sunday Breakfast at American Legion

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

22  Art Exhibit: Colorful Photographic Art by Debbi Granruth

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

27  Black Friday’s Better in Downtown Bel Air

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

27  CCA “Wine” Down Social

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

27, 28  Victorian Holiday Faire

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

27-29  Illumination

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

28  4th Saturday Open House

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

28  Small Business Saturday in Downtown Bel Air

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

28  Victorian Christmas Ball

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

28-29  CCA Festival of Trees

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street. Saturday, 11/28 from 10am-6pm. Sunday, 11/29 from 10am-4pm.  The Armory will be filled with  beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses which will be sold by silent auction. Also gift boutiques, bake sale, fresh greens and children’s crafts and entertainment. Adult $6. Children 12 and under are Free. Sponsored by the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance. 410.836.7226 • www.uchfoundation.org

29  Art Exhibit: Colorful Photographic Art by Debbi Granruth

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

29  Christmas Open House

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

December

3  Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Happy Hour

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

4  The Nutcracker

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

4-6  Illumination

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

5  Authors & Artists Holiday Gift Sale

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

5-6   Holiday Open House

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

5-6  The Nutcracker

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

6  “A Christmas Carol” Tea

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

6  Art Exhibit: Colorful Photographic Art by Debbi Granruth

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

6  Christmas Open House

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

6  Bel Air Christmas Celebration

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

11  Annual Christmas Open House at Ladew Gardens

Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 11am-4pm. Ladew Gardens will celebrate Christmas in seasonal resplendence as local floral designers and Garden Clubs are invited to decorate the rooms of the circa 1747 Manor House, adorning the walls, tabletops and fireplace mantels in festive holiday splendor. Now in its 35th year, Ladew’s Christmas Open House has been called "one of Maryland’s most memorable and decorative holiday events." The weekend festivities feature live seasonal music performed by Maryland school children and other accomplished instrumentalists. Visitors to the Christmas Open House are also invited to shop at an exceptional Greens Sale featuring hand-crafted fresh holiday decorations — wreaths, table arrangements and decorations — lovingly created through the generosity of volunteers and design professionals. www.ladewgardens.com

11  Holiday Movie Night

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

11-13  Illumination

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

12  Clifford the Big Red Dog™ - Live!

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

12  Beth Wood in Concert

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

13  Bel Air Community Band Concert

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

17  Girls Night Out

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

18-20  Illumination

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

20  Merry Tuba Christmas

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

January

9  Dana & Susan Robinson

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

February

13  Beggar’s Ride & Robert Bobby Duo

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

March

7, 8  Steppingstone Farm Museum Opening Weekend

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

12  The Early Mays

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

19  28th Annual 50K Hat Run

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

April

15  Johnsmith in Concert

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

May

13  Dave Nachmanoff in Concert

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

June

11  Craig Bickhardt in Concert

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