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September

1  Edgewood Farmers Market

Intersection of Paul Martin Drive and Pulaski Highway behind Walgreens. 3-6pm.

1  Family Canoe Trips

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 5:45pm and 8:15pm. Ages 6 years and older. Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This program is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Pre-registration is required. $5/member or $8/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com • www.edenmill.org

1-11/10  DoReWee Mommy and Me Music Fall 2016 Classes

Holy Trinity Church, Parish House, 2925 Level Road, Churchville. 9:15am, 10am, 10:15am, 11am. No class 10/20. A series of ten, weekly 45-minute sessions. The Do-Re-Wee Music Academy offers young children (8 months-5 yrs) and their accompanying adult a quality introduction to music in a fun-filled group setting through songs, rhythm & rhyme, instruments, dance and more. Give your children music, and give a gift for a lifetime! Do-Re-Wee’s program offers free enrollment to accompanying siblings, a CD of incredible music, take-home materials that reinforce class concepts and enrich your little one, and applied discounts for returning families and for referrals!  $175. Contact Anne Balto, 410.279.5357 • anne@DoReWee.com. Additional information and Paypal/Credit Card registration available at:  www.DoReWee.comwww.facebook.com/DoReWeeMusicAcademy/

2  First Friday!

Main Street Tower Parking Lot, Bel Air 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, and more! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for up to the minute information on all of our great events! Music by Chasing Friday. Check out our Facebook page for a list of scheduled bands or visit www.downtownbelair.com

2  Lunchtime Concert

Office Street near the Courthouse, Bel Air. 12-1pm. Lunchtime concert with food vendors available and tables and chairs provided. Entertainment by Matt Kineke. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air. Admission is FREE. 410.638.4550 • www.belairmd.org

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.explorehavredegrace.com

2-4  Pictures at an Exhibition

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor), Bel Air. 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception Sept. 10 from 5-7pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

2-11/11  DoReWee Mommy and Me Music Fall 2016 Classes

Holy Trinity Church, Parish House, 2925 Level Road, Churchville. 9:15am, 10am, 10:15am, 11am. No class 10/21. A series of ten, weekly 45-minute sessions. The Do-Re-Wee Music Academy offers young children (8 months-5 yrs) and their accompanying adult a quality introduction to music in a fun-filled group setting through songs, rhythm & rhyme, instruments, dance and more. Give your children music, and give a gift for a lifetime! Do-Re-Wee’s program offers free enrollment to accompanying siblings, a CD of incredible music, take-home materials that reinforce class concepts and enrich your little one, and applied discounts for returning families and for referrals!  $175. Contact Anne Balto, 410.279.5357 • anne@DoReWee.com. Additional information and Paypal/Credit Card registration available at:  www.DoReWee.comwww.facebook.com/DoReWeeMusicAcademy/

3  Bel Air Farmer’s Market

Mary Risteau Courthouse parking lot, 2 S. Bond Street, Bel Air. 7-11am. The market sells fresh, local produce and fruit in season, locally raised beef, chicken, pork, milk, eggs, cheese, flowers and shrubs. Includes organic vendors. Specialty vendors include hummus, salsa, baked goods, jams/jellies, and more. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air, Bel Air Farmers Market, Inc., and Harford County Office of Economic Development. farmers@belairfarmersmarket.comwww.belairfarmersmarket.com

3  Family Canoe Trips

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9am and 11:15am. Ages 6 years and older. Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This program is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Pre-registration is required. $5/member or $8/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com • www.edenmill.org

3  Walk This Way

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages 5-12. Let’s explore different areas of Eden Mill Park with activities using our senses and mimicking animal behaviors. Pre-Registration IS required. $3/member; $5/nonmember. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

3  Havre de Grace Farmers Market

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue. 9am-12pm. Flowers, Pork, Chicken, Vegetables, Eggs, Honey, Baked Goods, Oils, Natural Soap, and Breakfast Sandwiches. The Havre Grace Farmer’s market comes alive every Saturday through November, with the BEST of Harford and Cecil County agricultural products. Farmer’s markets are a key part of sustainable farming practices. They make it possible for smaller farms to sell directly to consumers while also encouraging both organic and specialty farming. As a result, our dinner tables end up with both healthier and more interesting foods. Not only can you buy fresher, more nutritious, and better tasting food, you support our local agriculture community. 410.939.2100

3  Wild Rice Canoe

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 12-2:30pm. Wander through the waving stalks of wild rice within the marsh. Taste what was a staple of Native American diets and remains an important food source for migrating birds. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. $12/person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

3  Cooking by Campfire

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 5:30-7pm. No oven? No problem! Learn how to make several foil wrapped meals right in a campfire. Perfect for camping or backyard bonfires! This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. $5/person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

4  Tails and Tots

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1pm. Explore nature through a story. Listen to a tale about an animal or a habitat. Story time may include meeting a live critter, a simple craft or acting out the story. This is a free drop in program for ages 0 to 6 w/adult. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

4  Bill Shimek – Paintings and Constructions

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Bill creates paintings on canvas as well as painted wood construction and shadow boxes whose dimensions range from a few inches to ten feet. His pieces are in colors that range from muted monochrome to energetically vibrant, and in compositions ranging from photo – real to cartoonish. 410.879.4424

4  "Paintings and Constructions"

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air, 1-4pm. An innovative exhibit by artist Bill Shimek of paintings on canvas as well as painted wood constructions and shadow boxes ranging in size from a few inches to ten feet tall. FREE. 410.879.4424 • info@liriodendron.comwww.liriodendron.com

5  Holiday - Harford County Public Schools and Offices Closed

6-8  Historical Society of Harford County

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

7  Plankton Monitoring Studies

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

7  "Paintings and Constructions"

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air, 1-7pm. An innovative exhibit by artist Bill Shimek of paintings on canvas as well as painted wood constructions and shadow boxes ranging in size from a few inches to ten feet tall. FREE. 410.879.4424 • info@liriodendron.comwww.liriodendron.com

7  Lecture - Migratory Fish Restoration on the Susquehanna River

HdG Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, 7pm. Talk led by Sheila Eyler of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Mid-Atlantic Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office. Resource agencies have been working on restoring migratory fish to the Susquehanna River since the mid-1800s, and those efforts have been met with varying levels of success. Many migratory fish species historically used the Susquehanna River, including American shad, river herring and American eels. Early restoration efforts to provide fish passage were not very successful, but the advancement of fish passage technology led to a renewed interest in restoration on the Susquehanna in the mid-20th century. FREE. 410.939.4800 • hdgmaritimemuseum@verizon.netwww.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

8  Edgewood Farmers Market

Intersection of Paul Martin Drive and Pulaski Highway behind Walgreens. 3-6pm.

8  Made By Hand Exhibit Opening

The Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, 3-7pm. The Hays-Heighe House looks good for its 200 years of age, thanks in large part to the “good bones” provided by the skilled craftsmen that constructed the building by hand. Come explore the House and view our current exhibit, Made by Hand, to learn more about its construction and careful renovation. See a slideshow presentation at 3:15pm and again at 5pm in the House. Join us on the grounds at 4pm as we cut the ribbon on the newly stabilized and preserved springhouse. FREE and open to the public. 443.412.2539 • HaysHeighe@harford.edu">HaysHeighe@harford.eduwww.harford.edu/community/hays-heighe-house" target="_blank">www.harford.edu/community/hays-heighe-house

8  Family Canoe Trips

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 5:45pm and 8:15pm. Ages 6 years and older. Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This program is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Pre-registration is required. $5/member or $8/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com • www.edenmill.org

8  Thursday Night Live!

Frank J. Hutchins Memorial Park, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 7-10pm. Doors open at 6pm.  Seating available. Food and beverages will be sold. Rain or shine event. Tickets available through eventbrite or at the Visitor Center (450 Pennington Ave.). In the event of bad weather, the concert will be moved indoors at the Community Center, 100 Lagaret Lane. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com

9  Lunchtime Concert

Office Street near the Courthouse, Bel Air. 12-1pm. Lunchtime concert with food vendors available and tables and chairs provided. Entertainment by Regents of Jazz. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air. Admission is FREE. 410.638.4550 • www.belairmd.org

9  911 Tribute Concert featuring World Renowned Singer/Songwriter Charlie Zahm and Friends

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 Mount Royal Ave. Aberdeen, 6:30pm. Charlie is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime, Patriotic and Early American music events anywhere east of the Mississippi. 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. On guitar is Steve Hobson whose talent is incredible to behold. Completing our group tonight is percussionist, Cheryl Prashker. She has her own band, RUNA, which tours extensively throughout North America and is considered to be one of the finest Celtic groups to come along in decades. We wish to pay tribute to the Brave men and women Firefighters, Police, Paramedics and Military who give so freely and selflessly to their fellow man, and upon occasion, sacrifice their lives to protect us. This evening we especially will pay Tribute to those of the Emergency Service Community and their families that have suffered a Line of Duty Death. 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! The Concert will begin at 7pm. For tickets send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Christmas Concert, 201 Mount Royal Avenue, Aberdeen, MD 21001 Make checks payable to: St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Tickets MAY be available at the door. Purchase your tickets early as we do anticipate a large representation of military, emergency workers and medical personnel. $10 adults; children under 16 FREE. 410.272.3111 • finsec@stpaulselc.orgwww.charliezahm.com

9  Songs and Signs of Summer Nights

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 7-8:30pm. All ages. What’s buzzing, chirping, and blinking? And why? If the cicadas and crickets stopped singing – would you notice? Discover how insects make sounds and signs and why. We’ll end the program with a campfire! $3/member or $5/non-member. Pre-registration is required. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

9  Outdoor Family Movie Night – Featuring: Finding Dory

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Presented by HCC Office of Student Activities. Join us under the tent on the HCC Quad. Use Entrance #3 to park in Lot A or B and walk to the Quad (between Aberdeen Hall and the Student Center). Bring chairs and/or blankets. Popcorn & ice cream will be provided. Rain Location: Student Center. FREE admission. 443.412.2211 • ticketing@harford.eduwww.LIVEatHarfordCC.com

9, 10  8th Annual Hope in Handbags

Bel Air Armory, 37 North Main Street, Bel Air. 9/9 – 6-8:30pm; 9/10 – 10am-3pm. The community is invited to shop, snack and sip for a cause at the 8th Annual Hope in Handbags event at the Bel Air Armory. Attendees can bid on new designer bags and other items, plus shop a selection of never used or gently used handbags being sold for a fraction of their retail cost, all while enjoying refreshments, entertainment and other activities provided by local vendors. The event is sponsored by Saxon’s Diamond Centers and all proceeds will benefit Harford Family House, the local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting homeless families with children in Harford County. $10 donation. http://harfordfamilyhouse.org/

9, 10  Unnecessary Farce

Harford Community College, Black Box Theater, Joppa Hall, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, 8pm. Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. Produced through special arrangement with Playscripts Inc. General Seating: Adult: $12; Senior: $8; Youth: $8; HCC Students: $8 with HCC ID Card. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

9-11  Pictures at an Exhibition

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor), Bel Air. 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception Sept. 10th from 5-7pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

10  Bel Air Farmer’s Market

Mary Risteau Courthouse parking lot, 2 S. Bond Street, Bel Air. 7-11am. The market sells fresh, local produce and fruit in season, locally raised beef, chicken, pork, milk, eggs, cheese, flowers and shrubs. Includes organic vendors. Specialty vendors include hummus, salsa, baked goods, jams/jellies, and more. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air, Bel Air Farmers Market, Inc., and Harford County Office of Economic Development. farmers@belairfarmersmarket.comwww.belairfarmersmarket.com

10  Bird Banding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 7am-12pm. All ages. Join Mark Johnson banding birds. Banding will take place at the Joe Vangrin Memorial Pavilion, located near the trail head, with intermittent walks to check the nets. The dates are tentative and weather permitting. No preregistration is required for this demonstration. FREE. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

10  4th Annual Kids for Hope

The Arena Club, 2304 Churchville Road, Bel Air. 8-11:30am. It's Time to Get Muddy! All kids ages 7-18 are invited to tackle Harford County's ONLY mud run and obstacle course at the 4th Annual Kids for Hope. This intense, yet safe obstacle course includes cargo nets, rope climbs, wall climbs, mud/sand pits, and much more! All proceeds will directly benefit the services and programs of Cancer LifeNet at the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Registration closes 9/9 at noon. $30 pre-registration; $35 day of event registration. For more information please contact: Jenn Snyder, UCH Foundation at 443.643.3460 • ufoundation@uchs.org

10  KEG Productions Film Workshop

Havre de Grace Activity Center, 351 Lewis Lane, Havre de Grace, 9am-4pm. For those who are interested in the big screen, the Havre de Grace Drama Guild has a film production wing, KEG Productions. Each fall, KEG hosts an introductory film workshop for ages 13 through adults. The class meets every Saturday and learns how to make a film from start to finish, including sessions on screenwriting, cinematography, sound, lighting, editing, and of course acting. The workshop kicks off on September 10, and meets each Saturday after that through the end of October from noon to 4pm. The class will actually create a short film of its own in early November. There is an orientation meeting for all Guild programs on Monday, September 12 at 6:30pm in the multipurpose room of the HdG Activity Center. Stay tuned for more Guild programs which start later in the year, including our Tiny Tots (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) and Acting for Adults class (18 and up), both of which start up in January. Registration for the film workshop is only $50 (plus the admin fee). If you would like to participate, you can download the registration form and pay all fees at http://hdgdramatroop.com/registration.html. 443.987.4395 • hdgdrama@yahoo.com

10  Family Canoe Trips

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9am and 11:15am. Ages 6 years and older. Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This program is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Pre-registration is required. $5/member or $8/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com • www.edenmill.org

10  Havre de Grace Farmers Market

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue. 9am-12pm. Flowers, Pork, Chicken, Vegetables, Eggs, Honey, Baked Goods, Oils, Natural Soap, and Breakfast Sandwiches. The Havre Grace Farmer’s market comes alive every Saturday through November, with the BEST of Harford and Cecil County agricultural products. Farmer’s markets are a key part of sustainable farming practices. They make it possible for smaller farms to sell directly to consumers while also encouraging both organic and specialty farming. As a result, our dinner tables end up with both healthier and more interesting foods. Not only can you buy fresher, more nutritious, and better tasting food, you support our local agriculture community. 410.939.2100

10  Life of Streams

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages 5 and older. Streams are full of life – not only fish, amphibians, and reptiles, but a variety of tiny aquatic creatures. Splash in the stream with us to find them. Find out where our stream water comes from and where it’s going.  $3/member or $5/non-member. Pre-registration is required. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

10  Still Life Drawing

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-11am. Ages 13 – adult. All skill levels are invited to join Eden Mill’s fall still life drawing course to learn about botanical detail with an artistic naturalist’s eye. After a brief presentation, spend the morning drawing from your choice of a variety of displays.  $7/member or $9/non-member. Pre-registration is required. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

10  North Park Trail Walk

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

10  Children’s Arts Festival

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

10  Ladew Topiary Gardens Presents Annual Children’s Day: Nature! Art! Play!

Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, 14 miles North of Baltimore Beltway. 11am-4pm. A fun-filled day of nature-inspired arts & crafts, animals, yoga, music, magic & more! The day features hands-on learning and creativity stations throughout the gardens and in the Butterfly House, educational presentations by the Irvine Nature Center and Harford Bird Club, art projects, sing-a-longs with Pam the KinderSinger, magic shows with The One-Step MagiCompany, and other guest presenters including The Creative Cow, The Drawing Zoo, Do-Re-Wee Academy, Mama Bear Yoga, Benjamin’s Landing Gourds, Harford County Master Gardeners, Harford County Center for the Arts, as well as self-guided tours of the Gardens and Nature Walk (all included with the day’s admission). $13 for Adults. $10 for Seniors & Students. $4 for Children (12 and under). 410.557.9466 • information@LadewGardens.comhttp://ladewgardens.com/EDUCATION/Family-Education/Childrens-Day

10  Critter Hunt Kayak

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-3:30pm. Venture into the marsh in search of critters that call this beautiful habitat home. Use a scavenger hunt to see how many you can find! This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. $12/person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

10  Critter Dinner Time

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1:30pm. Watch our turtles, amphibians and snakes eat while learning more about these fascinating creatures. Free drop in program for all ages. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

10  Pictures at an Exhibition Reception

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor), Bel Air. 5-7pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

10  Digital 5K Run – A Race for Education

Harford County Equestrian Center, 702 N. Tollgate Road, Bel Air. 6-10pm. Registration from 6-6:30pm. Race starts at 7pm. This family-oriented night time event will leave you glowing from head to toe! Your glow swag and glow face painting will get you started for your light ’em up experience. Whether you are an avid runner, or first time 5K’er you set your own pace for the run. The Digital 5K course will have designated parts of the course for glow zones lit by black lights and lighted displays. The Digital 5K run will start by weaving through the Equestrian Center complex before hitting the Ma & Pa Trail towards Annie’s Playground. Runners will hit the turnaround point on the trail, and head back towards the Equestrian Center to make a quick loop around the pond and return to the finish line. Finish line timing is provided by Elite Race Management. Come for the glow, the walk, and the run then stay for the PARTY! Dance the night away under the black lights and lasers with DJ spinning Top 40. Food trucks will be there for purchase. You won’t want this fun one-of-a-kind night to end! $15-$35. Register at www.eliteracemanagement.com/geef5k/www.geefinc.com/events/digital-5k-run

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10  7th Annual Balloon Glow Gala: My Big Fat Greek Gala

Bulle Rock Country Club, 320 Blenheim Lane, Havre de Grace. The evening offers a full dinner with open bar, live music and dancing. In addition, attendees will enjoy the stunning backdrop of lighted hot air balloons all evening and can bid on ten luxury auction items. There will also be a raffle for a high-end jewelry item. Tickets will go on sale in mid-July. www.sarc-maryland.org

10  Nancy Beaudette in Concert

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. A rich pallet of folk and singer/songwriter with a hint of country and a dash of celtic music - all the ingredients of a Canadian (Cornwall, ONT) Kitchen Party! Suggested Donation: $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

11  Invasinators

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9-11am. 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. This program is for ages 14 to adult. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

11  The Belle Aire Market

Armory Marketplace (behind Bel Air Armory), 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 10am-3pm. Presented by The Bel Air Downtown Alliance and sponsored by The Painted Mill. Seasonal open air market featuring antiques and finely crafted artisan items. Antique/vintage: housewares, furniture, industrial materials, linens, clothing, jewelry, and home décor; handmade: artwork, jewelry, clothing, outerwear, stationary, bath products, decorations, candles, lawn art, baby clothes, and much more. Experience The Belle Aire Market and then continue down Main & Bond Street to explore the shops, boutiques and restaurants that Downtown Bel Air has to offer. Pets are welcome! Entrances located off Lee St & Armory Park off Main St. 443.823.1797 • thebelleairmarket@gmail.comhttp://belairmaryland.org/events-2/belle-aire-market/

11  Fifth Annual Pet Memorial Sunday Ceremony

Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, 11am. In observance of National Pet Memorial Day. The free ceremony is for anyone who has experienced the loss of a beloved pet, no matter when or where the loss occurred. You do NOT need to have a pet buried at the Memorial Park or adopted from Baltimore Humane Society to attend. The sense of grief when a pet passes can be overwhelming, but seldom is there opportunity to mourn and express that grief. Baltimore Humane Society takes the loss of a pet seriously and is inviting the public to honor and express gratitude to all companion pets that have passed away. Matt Wilson, Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park Director, will lead the ceremony and speak on the “Lessons Learned: How our pets continue to help us and others.” “Grief Response to Pet Loss” will be addressed by Carol Williamson Jenkins, Bereavement Counselor from The Counseling Center at Stella Maris, Inc. Dr. Ayrika White-Mfoudi, DVM, Peaceful Passage, will speak on "Guilt and Euthanasia." Members from Dulaney Flute Ensemble will play during the flower ceremony. All our pets create lasting memories. This ceremony will be an opportunity to remember and celebrate those loving bonds. It is part of the mission of Baltimore Humane Society to treat all beings with compassion and to treat the passing of pets with the same respect given to any family member. Friends and family are also welcome. Anyone attending is asked to bring a photo of their pet to put on display during the ceremony and a flower to place in their honor. They are also being asked to RSVP with the name or names of pets they’d like read aloud at the ceremony. FREE. RSVP to 410.833.8848 ext. 219 • mwilson@bmorehumane.orgwww.bmorehumane.org

11  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. Free drop in program for all ages. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

11  Guided Tour of the Historic Tudor Hall

17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, 1-1:45pm. Tour the grounds and first floor of historic Tudor Hall, home of Maryland's famous family of Shakespearian actors including Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. Tour starts at 1pm and lasts about 45 minutes. $5 cash for those age 13 and older. 443.619.0008 • SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.comhttp://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com

11  Bill Shimek – Paintings and Constructions

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Bill creates paintings on canvas as well as painted wood construction and shadow boxes whose dimensions range from a few inches to ten feet. His pieces are in colors that range from muted monochrome to energetically vibrant, and in compositions ranging from photo – real to cartoonish. 410.879.4424

11  Historic Hays House

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

11  "Paintings and Constructions"

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air, 1-4pm. An innovative exhibit by artist Bill Shimek of paintings on canvas as well as painted wood constructions and shadow boxes ranging in size from a few inches to ten feet tall. FREE. 410.879.4424 • info@liriodendron.comwww.liriodendron.com

11  Guided Tour of the Historic Tudor Hall

17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, 2-2:45pm. Tour the grounds and first floor of historic Tudor Hall, home of Maryland's famous family of Shakespearian actors including Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. Tour starts at 1pm and lasts about 45 minutes. $5 cash for those age 13 and older. 443.619.0008 • SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.comhttp://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com

11  Unnecessary Farce

Harford Community College, Black Box Theater, Joppa Hall, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, 3pm. Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes. Produced through special arrangement with Playscripts Inc. General Seating: Adult: $12; Senior: $8; Youth: $8; HCC Students: $8 with HCC ID Card. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

12  Bel Air Lions Foundation Conrad DePinto Golf Tournament

Winter's Run Golf Course, 1000 N. Tollgate Road, Bel Air. Registration & Continental Breakfast – 8am; Shotgun start – 9am; Beer & Sodas ALL DAY; Lunch and Awards – 2pm. Captain Choice - 4 person teams. Door & Hole Prizes & Awards. Sponsorships Available from $100. $110 per Player, $400 per Foursome. Contact David Guzewich – 443.617.2142 • dcguzzy@gmail.comwww.belairlions.org

12-22  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Licensing Classes

Harford County Regional Sales Office, 2023 Emmorton Road, Bel Air. 9am-4pm. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage School of Real Estate prepares each student not only to pass the real estate salesperson examination but also start a successful career in real estate. This course has been approved to meet the 60 hour minimum requirements of the Maryland Real Estate Commission. The course material includes: Modern Real Estate Practice textbook, Maryland Real Estate Practice & Law textbook, mid-term exam, final exam, and many handouts which have been designed to prepare you for the state examination. Students who attend our course will receive our school’s exclusive bonuses, like our FREE national exam prep class and state law review that provides you with test taking techniques and a solid foundation to pass the real estate exam the first time. Our students also receive access to online study support material that is filled with flash reviews and practice exams. $199 (Tuition includes all books and materials). 1.800.992.4794 • cbrbschool@cbmove.comhttps://www.cvent.com/c/express/

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

McFaul Senior Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, Room 4. 6:30pm. Open meeting to discuss events, public education of matters relating to the equality, equity and harmony of citizens of Harford County. FREE. 410.638.4739

13  HdG Drama Guild's Teen Troupe Theater Classes

Havre de Grace Activity Center, 351 Lewis Lane, Havre de Grace, 6:30-8pm. Grades 7 through 12. Classes meet Tuesday evenings through December. The Teens will be taught by Ken Coughlan, an experienced actor of both the stage and film who also has directing and producing credits in theater and movies on his resume. In the Spring, all the Guild’s children’s troupes come together to perform our annual musical. This year the Guild is hoping to produce “The Music Man, Jr.”  After the musical, the Teens come back together to perform a one-act play of their own. There is an orientation meeting for all Guild programs on Monday, September 12 at 6:30pm in the multipurpose room of the HdG Activity Center. Stay tuned for more Guild programs which start later in the year, including our Tiny Tots (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) and Acting for Adults class (18 and up), both of which start up in January. Registration for the Teen Troupe is $120 plus a one-time admin/insurance fee ($10 for Harford County residents; $15 for non-residents). To participate, download the registration form and pay all fees at http://hdgdramatroop.com/registration.html. 443.987.4395 • hdgdrama@yahoo.com

14  Plankton Monitoring Studies

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

14  HdG Drama Guild's Youth Troupe Theater Classes

Havre de Grace Activity Center, 351 Lewis Lane, Havre de Grace, 4:30-6pm. Grades 3 through 6. Classes meet Wednesday evenings through December. The Youth will be taught by Brittany Rosenkrans, the troupe's leader for the past several years. In November, the Youth perform a one-act play of their own. Then in the Spring, all the Guild’s children’s troupes come together to perform our annual musical. This year the Guild is hoping to produce “The Music Man, Jr.” There is an orientation meeting for all Guild programs on Monday, September 12 at 6:30pm in the multipurpose room of the HdG Activity Center. Stay tuned for more Guild programs which start later in the year, including our Tiny Tots (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) and Acting for Adults class (18 and up), both of which start up in January. Registration for the Youth Troupe is $120 plus a one-time admin/insurance fee ($10 for Harford County residents; $15 for non-residents). To participate, download the registration form and pay all fees at http://hdgdramatroop.com/registration.html. 443.987.4395 • hdgdrama@yahoo.com

15   9th Annual Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Golf Outing

Ruggles Golf Course, 5600 Maryland Blvd., Aberdeen Proving Ground, 9am shotgun start. Closing ceremonies at 3pm. Hosted by EOIR Technologies, Inc.  This special event is one of TAPS’ largest fundraising activities and has risen more than $426,000 for the families of America’s fallen over the last 8 years. Last year’s tournament was a sellout event that raised more than $76,000 and surpassed sponsorship goals with 27 total sponsors. EOIR is expecting another sellout event this year. Specialty sponsorships are limited to one per company. To become a sponsor, register a player, or learn more about the event, visit http://www.taps.org/eoir/.  TAPS is also a private 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable corporation, and contributions to the golf event are partially tax deductible. $80-$420. 410.306.8742 • taps@eoir.comhttp://www.taps.org/EOIR/

15  Edgewood Farmers Market

Intersection of Paul Martin Drive and Pulaski Highway behind Walgreens. 3-6pm.

15  Young Professionals Discover Rotary

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Rd, Bel Air, 4-9pm. Free Food, Music, Networking, Fun projects. At the Discover Rotary Event, Young Professionals, 40 and younger, will be able enjoy a casual evening of complimentary food and drinks as well as participate in mini service projects. You will also learn about the 4 Clubs in Harford County and the role they play in helping local nonprofits and in international projects. As a part of this Discover Rotary event, participants will be introduced to Rotary Ambassadors from Harford’s 4 Rotaries in Aberdeen, Bel Air, Havre de Grace, and Southern Harford County. As Young Professionals, we are the emerging leaders in our communities. We come together to exchange ideas and take action in a variety of organizations in our communities. It is our turn to be catalysts for change. This Discover Rotary Young Professionals event will present a unique opportunity to see how Rotary International is changing and how Young Professionals can find a local Rotary Club that fits them. Each Rotary Club can make an impact locally and around the world through Rotary’s 6 Ways to Change the World. Free t-shirts to the first 200 registrants. FREE. 443.873.0899 • Info@DiscoverRotaryYP.comwww.DiscoverRotaryYP.com

15  Family Canoe Trips

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 5:45pm and 8:15pm. Ages 6 years and older. Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This program is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Pre-registration is required. $5/member or $8/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com • www.edenmill.org

15  Simple Living Discussion Group - Sappari Solutions

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

15  Girls Night Out

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

16  Harford County Public Schools Elementary 3-hour Early Dismissal

16  Relatives Matter: Caring for Children, Youth and Family

Havre de Grace Senior Activity Center, 351 Lewis Lane, Havre de Grace, 9am-2:30pm. The conference is for kinship caregivers in Harford and Cecil counties. Kinship caregivers are relatives who assume the full-time care of a child whose parents are unable to do so for various reasons. Often, kinship caregivers are grandparents but could also be an aunt, uncle or non-relative adult who has a longstanding relationship with the child or family. The conference starts with a keynote address on "The Effect of Addiction on Families," given by Colleen Hosler, senior associate at the Mosaic Group and co-creator of Families Strong, a support group that helps those coping with the substance abuse of a family member or loved one learn how to take care of themselves and how to change the dynamic of the relationship. Other topics that will be discussed throughout the day include “Legal and Financial Choices for Kinship Caregivers,” "Protecting Children through Internet Safety," "Determining Your Destiny," "Financial Management for Families" and "Advocacy and the IEP in Harford County." A resource and benefits fair will be held throughout the day. The conference is presented by the Harford County Department of Social Services, Kinship Navigation; Harford County Circuit Court-Family Law; Harford County Bar Foundation; Office on Mental Health; HC Local Management Board; Maryland Coalition of Families, Harford County; and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. Free admission for kinship caregivers; $35 for professionals in the field of kinship caregiving (such as social workers), and they receive four Category I CEUs. Registration is requested by September 13 by calling the Harford County Bar Foundation at 410.836.0123 • www.hckinshipnavigation.weebly.com

16  Lunchtime Concert

Office Street near the Courthouse, Bel Air. 12-1pm. Lunchtime concert with food vendors available and tables and chairs provided. Entertainment by The Smooth Groove. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air. Admission is FREE. 410.638.4550 • www.belairmd.org

16  Third Fridays at Festival Park

Festival Park in Aberdeen, 60 N. Parke Street, Aberdeen. 5pm-dark. Bring your family and blanket to enjoy a picnic and community fun. Car show, food trucks, live music, moon bounce, dunking booth. 410.357.1234 • events@aberdeenevents.org

16  Art in Our Gardens 45th Anniversary Celebration

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 6-9pm. Come to Ladew Gardens and celebrate its 45th anniversary with “Art in our Gardens,” an art exhibition, sale and celebration. The event highlights an art exhibition and sale of original paintings and sculpture, and a silent auction of original art works — all in support of the legacy of Ladew. Amateur painter and sculptor Harvey Ladew had a keen appreciation of art in many forms — painting, traditional sculpture, and of course, the art of topiary. Over the years, Ladew Gardens has welcomed local, national and international artists to the Gardens to exhibit and sell their work. Many of these remarkable artists, and others, are represented in this special 45th anniversary exhibition and sale, including: Sam Robinson, Michael and Joanne Bare, Gavin Brooks, Henry Koehler, Meg Page, and Matthew Harris. $45. Tickets for “Art in our Gardens” can be purchased at 410.557.9570 • www.LadewGardens.com

16  Harvest Moon Kayak

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 6:30-9pm. Experience Otter Point Creek in a new way as you glide through the water by the light of a full moon. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 18 w/adult. $12/person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

16  Anything Goes

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Presented by Phoenix Festival Theater. Directed by James Hunnicutt. This classic musical is de-lightful, de-licious, and absolutely de-lovely! The show’s frothy screwball plot set on a trans-Atlantic cruise ship was devised by P. G. Wodehouse and its vintage Cole Porter songs include You’re the Top, I Get a Kick out of You, De-lovely and Let’s Misbehave, among many others. This show is such an instant cure for the blahs you’ll want to see it again and again! Presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library. Reserved Seating: Adult: $20; Senior (Age 60+): $16; Youth (Age 17 & Younger): $16; HCC Faculty/Staff/Student: $16. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

16-18  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

17  Bel Air Farmer’s Market

Mary Risteau Courthouse parking lot, 2 S. Bond Street, Bel Air. 7-11am. The market sells fresh, local produce and fruit in season, locally raised beef, chicken, pork, milk, eggs, cheese, flowers and shrubs. Includes organic vendors. Specialty vendors include hummus, salsa, baked goods, jams/jellies, and more. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air, Bel Air Farmers Market, Inc., and Harford County Office of Economic Development. farmers@belairfarmersmarket.comwww.belairfarmersmarket.com

17  City Wide Yard Sale

City Wide, Havre de Grace. 8am-4pm. Huge Community Wide event. Yard sales, sidewalk sales and bargains galore. Rain date Sunday, September 17. 410.939.2100 • info@hdgtourism.com

17  Wildlife is Everywhere!

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages 5-12. What is wildlife? Take a naturalist-let “safari” to find wildlife at Eden Mill. Glimpse animals as they’re most active before winter. Pre-Registration IS required. $3/member or $5/non-member. 410.836.3050 •  edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

17  Wildlife Photography

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9am-3pm. Ages 16 and over. Learn the art of wildlife photography, spending time becoming familiar with cameras and techniques used by photographers. We will discuss composition, basic editing and cropping, then we will venture out into the field learning how to track and observe wildlife to capture those breathtaking shots! Frank Marsden, Wildlife Photographer and Naturalist at Eden Mill Nature Center.  $25/member; $30/non-member. Pre-Registration IS required: 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

17  Baron's K9 Country Store & Homeward Bound Mobile Vet Joint Open House

525 Pritt Lane, Bel Air. 9am-2pm. Combining resources for a day of festivities, freebies, food, and fun! Animal Rescues, Raffles, 200 doses of Rabies shots, Pet Food Samples, Refreshments, Dog Handling Demos, Seated Massage, Arts and Crafts, 100 Free Heartworm Tests, and more attractions being added all the time! FREE. 443.617.9836 • studiojudah@gmail.comwww.baronsK9.com

17  Fall Open House

Baskets & Blooms Country Store, 3822 Conowingo Rd., Darlington. 9am-5pm. 410.457.5600

17  Family Canoe Trips

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9am and 11:15am. Ages 6 years and older. Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This program is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Pre-registration is required. $5/member or $8/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com • www.edenmill.org

17  Havre de Grace Farmers Market

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue. 9am-12pm. Flowers, Pork, Chicken, Vegetables, Eggs, Honey, Baked Goods, Oils, Natural Soap, and Breakfast Sandwiches. The Havre Grace Farmer’s market comes alive every Saturday through November, with the BEST of Harford and Cecil County agricultural products. Farmer’s markets are a key part of sustainable farming practices. They make it possible for smaller farms to sell directly to consumers while also encouraging both organic and specialty farming. As a result, our dinner tables end up with both healthier and more interesting foods. Not only can you buy fresher, more nutritious, and better tasting food, you support our local agriculture community. 410.939.2100

17  Birding by Boat

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9-10:30am. Join birder, Phil Powers, on a search for the beautiful marsh birds of Otter Point Creek. Participants meet at the Pontoon Pier Property. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. Ages 13-adult: $6, Ages 8 – 12: $4. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

17  Baskets and Blooms Country Story Fall Open House

3822 Conowingo Road, Darlington. 9am-5pm. 410.457.5600

17  Dogfest! The Ultimate Furry Fun & Games Family Experience

Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, 10am-4pm. Dog lovers and dog owners! It’s a dog day extravaganza for pets, kids, pet owners, and pet lovers that benefits animals in need of care and refuge at the 365 acre no-kill shelter. Come for a doggone great family day including a walk, games, contests, swimming for your dog, demonstrations, and lots of food! Meet adoptable dogs, cats, and rescue groups. Kids will love the Kids Kennel with crafts, face-paint, Moonbounce, and all new Brick Bodies Obstacle Fitness course and Marshy Point Nature Center Animal Program. Your dog can bowl a game of 10 pins, play Hide n Seek, create you a paw painting, run agility courses, and much, much more! Not enough?  Watch some fascinating agility demonstrations! The Department of Public Safety & Corrections Services K-9 Unit CDS Detection Dogs are always a big hit. See if your dog qualifies for the AKC Canine Good Citizenship Award or enter your furry friend in some of our contests. Judged by a number of area celebrities, your dog could be the winner of contests including the Best Kiss, Best Costume, Best Trick, and Best Dancer. After the kids have a blast challenging themselves in our Brick Bodies Kids Fitness Obstacle Course, they’ll want to get an animal design painted on their face, do some crafts, make an enrichment toy for a homeless animal at the shelter, grab a yummy bite of food, and then run through our Bubble Chase, a fun activity for both kids and dogs. Don’t forget to visit the many dog rescue groups and unique vendors. Walkathon- 10am-12pm with rolling start times. Free parking. Rain or shine. Beat the lines and get a discount when you buy your tickets online at http://dogfest.org. $10 per person & kids under 12 free! Tickets at the door - $15. Kids 6-12 - $10. Kids age 5 and under and Dogs ALWAYS FREE! For tickets, walk registration, and more:  410.833.8848 • goldband@bmorehumane.orghttp://dogfest.orgwww.bmorehumane.org

17  20th Anniversary Celebration Open House

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10am-4pm. Stop by anytime during the day to enjoy party refreshments and a historical photo perspective of the last 20 years of fun and scientific discovery. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

17  Havre de Grace Salute to Safety

City of Havre de Grace, Located in downtown Havre de Grace on Washington St. and in Hutchins Park at the foot of Congress Ave. 11am-3pm. A Day of Fun and Education! Demonstrations, information booths, displays, prizes, food and live music throughout the day! 410.939.2100

A Harford's Heart Sponsored Event!
17 Book Signing: The Opening Act

Barnes & Noble, 620 Marketplace Dr., Bel Air. 4-6pm. Follow local author Larry Noto as he follows his dream, then meet Larry and his co-author Kevin Cowherd.

17  A Conversation with Thomas Jefferson

Abingdon Library, 2510 Tollgate Road, Abingdon. 7-8pm. Humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson brings his portrayal of President Thomas Jefferson to the Abingdon Library for a special live audience taping of his award-winning radio show, "The Thomas Jefferson Hour."  Hosted by the Harford County Public Library Foundation, "A Conversation with Thomas Jefferson" will be held on Constitution Day. "The Thomas Jefferson Hour" is a weekly radio show and podcast that models civil discourse, good citizenship and critical thinking in the tradition of Thomas Jefferson. During this event taping, President Jefferson will discuss his perspective on the modern election process and the Constitution. The event will be moderated by Dr. William B. Allen, a Harford County Public Library trustee and the Miller Senior Fellow in America's Founding Principles and History and the Veritas Fund Senior Fellow, Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good, at Villanova University. FREE. Registration required. 410.273.5601 x2228 • www.hcplonline.org

17, 18  Belle Patri Fall Open House

3725 Federal Hill Road (Rt. 165), Jarrettsville. 410.692.5341 • www.bellepatri.com

17-18  Fall Open House

Belle Patri, 3725 Federal Hill Rd., Jarrettsville. 410.692.5341

18  Bel Air Festival for the Arts

Shamrock Park, 39 N. Hickory Avenue, Bel Air. 9am-5pm. 350 artists, photographers, and craftsmen will display their hand made work at this popular annual event in its 51st year. Enjoy continuous entertainment on the band shell stage as well as roving entertainment. A variety of festival foods will be available. There will be FREE shuttle bus service from the MVA parking lot on Rt. 24 to the festival grounds. This is a rain or shine event. Sponsored by Bel Air Parks and Recreation and the Town of Bel Air. FREE. 443.616.6708

18  eMERGE Wellness Grand Opening Party

eMERGE Wellness Studio, 1012 Joppa Farm Road, Joppa. 11am. Come to the official Grand Opening celebration for eMERGE Wellness, a brand new fitness studio in Harford County. This is a family friendly event featuring fitness demos; giveaways; music; vendors; healthy food and more! Join us for a day of wellness and fun! FREE. 443.798.7792 • admin@EmergeWellnessStudio.comhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/emerge-wellness-grand-opening-tickets

18  Impressions of Harford and Beyond

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Five women who are artists and friends tell their story of experiences, travels and paintings. Sponsored by the Harford Artists Association: Barbara Love, Robin Capecci, Sandra Norris, Barbara Kirchner and Alexandra Kopp. 410.879.4424

18  Anything Goes

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 2pm. Presented by Phoenix Festival Theater. Directed by James Hunnicutt. This classic musical is de-lightful, de-licious, and absolutely de-lovely! The show’s frothy screwball plot set on a trans-Atlantic cruise ship was devised by P. G. Wodehouse and its vintage Cole Porter songs include You’re the Top, I Get a Kick out of You, De-lovely and Let’s Misbehave, among many others. This show is such an instant cure for the blahs you’ll want to see it again and again! Presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library. Reserved Seating: Adult: $20; Senior (Age 60+): $16; Youth (Age 17 & Younger): $16; HCC Faculty/Staff/Student: $16. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

18  Microscope Investigations

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-3:30pm. Inspect the hidden world of micro and macro organisms around the Estuary Center using more than just your eyes. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

19  15th Annual Golf Classic

Maryland Golf & Country Club, 1500-1538 Stone Post Court, Bel Air. 9am-7pm. The Greater Bel Air Community Foundation raises funds for capital improvement projects in the Bel Air community. The Golf Classic is their major fund raiser. Please join the Foundation in helping with improvements to standing structures and renovations to playgrounds. All proceeds will benefit the community. Sponsored by The Greater Bel Air Community Foundation, Inc. For information on fees and sponsorships, 410.879.9292 • 410.836.6366 • www.gbacf.com

19  Addressing the Fundamental Causes of Inequality Internationally

Harford Community College, Fallston Hall, Room 205, Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6pm. Addressing the Fundamental Causes of Inequality Internationally is the topic of AAUW's first meeting of the year. Eileen Menton, formerly of the Department of Justice and now a contractor for the Consumer Product Safety Commission will be speaking. She will discuss how the international community is addressing inequality within the framework of the UN's Agenda for Sustainable Development with the goal to end poverty, inequality, injustice and environmental destruction over the next 15 years. A light dinner will be available for a $15 donation. Reservations may be requested by contacting Carol Mueller at 443.412.2023 by September 14th. The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Call 410.838.4340 • aauw.harford.membership@gmail.com for more information about the Harford County Branch. trilobite929@comcast.netwww.harfordcounty-md.aauw.net

20  Mind Full or Mindful? A Series of Seven Lectures about Mindfulness and the Practice of Mindfulness

Unitarian Universalists of Fallston, 1127 Old Fallston Road, Fallston. 7-8:15pm. Are you mind full or mindful or a little of both? Come discover the awe of mindfulness through a series of seven lectures led by Harford county resident and therapist Jacqueline Stilling, LCPC beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2016 and continuing on Tuesdays through November 1, 2016.  Attend one or all seven lectures. The first lecture by Jacqueline Stilling is titled "Introduction to Mindfulness:  Learning how to become a human being instead of a human doing." $10 - $15 suggested donation. 443.604.6191 • leelamae11@gmail.comwww.uufallston.org

21  Harford County Chamber of Commerce Mix and Mingle Networking

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

21  Plankton Monitoring Studies

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

21  Lecture - The Mighty Susquehanna: The Key to the Health of the Bay

HdG Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, 7pm. Talk by Michael Helfrich. A native of York, PA, Michael Helfrich is the officially designated Riverkeeper for the Stewards of the Lower Susquehanna. The Susquehanna, the largest river flowing into the Chesapeake Bay, has a direct impact on Havre de Grace and other river and Bay communities in Maryland. His organization plays a crucially important role in the health of the Bay by identifying sources of pollution and ensuring the enforcement of environmental laws. Mr. Helfrich will focus his talk on dams on the river, sediment issues, and the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TDML), the pollution diet developed by a multi-state and federal government consortium and how his organization is involved in improving the quality of the river and bay. FREE. 410.939.4800 • hdgmaritimemuseum@verizon.netwww.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

22  Edgewood Farmers Market

Intersection of Paul Martin Drive and Pulaski Highway behind Walgreens. 3-6pm.

22  Historical Society 2015 Annual Dinner

Speaker to be announced. Call for details. 410.838.7691

22  Family Canoe Trips

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 5:45pm and 8:15pm. Ages 6 years and older. Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This program is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Pre-registration is required. $5/member or $8/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

23  Lunchtime Concert

Office Street near the Courthouse, Bel Air. 12-1pm. Lunchtime concert with food vendors available and tables and chairs provided. Entertainment by BAHS Jazz Ensemble and Chorus. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air. Admission is FREE. 410.638.4550 • www.belairmd.org

23  Anything Goes

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Presented by Phoenix Festival Theater. Directed by James Hunnicutt. This classic musical is de-lightful, de-licious, and absolutely de-lovely! The show’s frothy screwball plot set on a trans-Atlantic cruise ship was devised by P. G. Wodehouse and its vintage Cole Porter songs include You’re the Top, I Get a Kick out of You, De-lovely and Let’s Misbehave, among many others. This show is such an instant cure for the blahs you’ll want to see it again and again! Presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library. Reserved Seating: Adult: $20; Senior (Age 60+): $16; Youth (Age 17 & Younger): $16; HCC Faculty/Staff/Student: $16. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

23  Trace Adkins

APGFCU Arena, Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30-10pm. Get your tickets to see country rock recording artist Trace Adkins at a benefit concert. Tickets go on sale May 23 at 10am. The APGFCU Arena has partnered with WXCY 103.7 FM to bring the concert to Harford County. Reasonable accommodations for a documented disability may be requested by calling Disability Support Services, 443.412.2402, in advance of participation. A minimum notice of two weeks may be needed to provide some accommodations. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Harford Community College Foundation Scholarship Program. Tickets (reserved seating) range from $29.50 to $74.50. Purchase online at tickets.harford.edu, by calling 443.412.2211, or in person at the HCC Ticket Office in the Chesapeake Center at Harford Community College. Ticket Office hours are 10am-3pm Monday to Friday. http://harford.universitytickets.com/

23, 24  Legends of the Fog

500 Carsins Run Road, Aberdeen. 6:30-10pm. Recommended for ages 10 and up.  First, experience the Hopewell Haunted Hotel. You find yourself caged inside a mystifying labyrinth filled with secret doors, splitting paths, and vicious characters lurking around every corner. If you're lucky enough to check out, you will need to escape through the terrifying corn maze. With only the stars to help you navigate your path, in Cornstalkers, you must elude eerie creatures lurking in the corn. Next, climb aboard the haunted hayride, an action packed journey into the depths of the forest. As the fog consumes the land, the trail twists and takes you on a horrific journey through treacherous landscapes, trapping you at times in houses of horror where you fight to escape the clutches of a massive vulture, a den of venomous snakes, and the deadly grasp of Frostbite, the freezer demon. If you're tough enough to outlast the haunted hayride, you must confront your fears in Sinister Circus. Within seconds of entering Sinister Circus, you find yourself transported into the center ring of a big top show. Fog consumes the enormous room. You are bombarded by performers who invade your personal space with their tools of torture and acrobatic movements. When you're finally finished your incredible journey, you can take a deep breath and enjoy the festive midway, filled with entertainment, food, games, and a blazing bonfire. $30. 443.309.6900 • www.legendsofthefog.com

23-25  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

24  Bird Banding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 7am-12pm. All ages. Join Mark Johnson banding birds. Banding will take place at the Joe Vangrin Memorial Pavilion, located near the trail head, with intermittent walks to check the nets. The dates are tentative and weather permitting. No preregistration is required for this demonstration. FREE. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

24  Pugh Zoo Quarter Auction

Newport Terrace, 23 Newport Drive, Forest Hill, 5pm. Advance tickets now available for Pugh Zoo Rescue Quarter Auction Event to help raise funds for the care of all animals. Pugh Zoo Rescue is a local Jarrettsville MD Foster Based Rescue - A 501C (3) Non Profit Organization. All Proceeds to benefit Pugh Zoo Rescue. For advance tickets please contact Carolyn - Charity Organizer. Advanced tickets are $5 each - includes 2 paddles or $7 at the door. 443.655.7816 • gutermuth7@gmail.com

24  Bel Air Farmer’s Market

Mary Risteau Courthouse parking lot, 2 S. Bond Street, Bel Air. 7-11am. The market sells fresh, local produce and fruit in season, locally raised beef, chicken, pork, milk, eggs, cheese, flowers and shrubs. Includes organic vendors. Specialty vendors include hummus, salsa, baked goods, jams/jellies, and more. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air, Bel Air Farmers Market, Inc., and Harford County Office of Economic Development. farmers@belairfarmersmarket.comwww.belairfarmersmarket.com

24  6th Annual Healthy Harford Day

119 South Hays Street, right next to the Bel Air Farmers’ Market, 9am-1pm. Healthy Harford Day is the signature event of Healthy Harford, a nonprofit coalition of local agencies, businesses and individuals dedicated to improving the health of Harford County residents. Last year more than 2,500 area residents danced, ate, and learned some great stuff about how to get and stay healthy in Harford County. FREE. www.healthyharford.org

24  Historic Grist Mill Tour

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

24  Family Canoe Trips

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9am and 11:15am. Ages 6 years and older. Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This program is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Pre-registration is required. $5/member or $8/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com • www.edenmill.org

24  Havre de Grace Farmers Market

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue. 9am-12pm. Flowers, Pork, Chicken, Vegetables, Eggs, Honey, Baked Goods, Oils, Natural Soap, and Breakfast Sandwiches. The Havre Grace Farmer’s market comes alive every Saturday through November, with the BEST of Harford and Cecil County agricultural products. Farmer’s markets are a key part of sustainable farming practices. They make it possible for smaller farms to sell directly to consumers while also encouraging both organic and specialty farming. As a result, our dinner tables end up with both healthier and more interesting foods. Not only can you buy fresher, more nutritious, and better tasting food, you support our local agriculture community. 410.939.2100

24  Making a Hiking Stick

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9am-12pm. Ages 12 (accompanied by adult) to adult. This class will review the skills necessary to make the perfect custom hiking stick to fit your needs. During the class, all participants will use the skills to create a custom hiking stick.  Pre-Registration IS required. $10/member or $15/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

24  Cruise for a Cause

Havre de Grace American Legion Post 47, 501 St. John Street, Havre de Grace. 9:30am-4pm. Lets Ride! The Annual Cruise for a Cause Motorcycle Ride brings hundreds of riders and their passengers together to raise funds and awareness for quality cancer care benefitting Cancer LifeNet at the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health. Post ride celebration includes live music, lunch, raffle prizes, and an awards ceremony! $30 riders, $20 passengers, $15 guests. For information on Cruise for a Cause sponsorship opportunities please contact: Jenn Snyder, UCH Foundation – 443.643.3460 • ufoundation@uchs.orghttps://www.uchfoundation.org/2015/06/cruise-for-a-cause/

24  Historical Society of Harford County

143 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 10am-2pm. Local historical exhibits, maps, plats, photographs, genealogy and 1800’s newspapers. Lectures, programs and social events throughout the year. 410.838.7691 • directorhshc@verizon.netwww.harfordhistory.org

24  AJC Championship Joust

Jerusalem Mill Village, 2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville. 11am-2pm. Jerusalem Mill Village is the new home of the Amateur Jousting Club of Maryland. Come out to see the AJC Championship Joust on the Bank Barn Field off of Jericho Road behind the village. Witness the pageantry and horsemanship that dates back to Maryland's origins. Designated Maryland's official state sport in 1962, jousting tournaments have been held here since early colonial times and became increasingly popular after the Civil War. Jousting tournaments in Maryland are "ring tournaments" which involve charging a horse at full-gallop through an 80-yard course toward suspended rings. Using a long, fine-tipped lance, the rider has 8 seconds to complete the course and "spear" the rings, scoring points accordingly. 410.925.1639 • https://jerusalemmill.org/events/

24  Pumpkin Fest

Hawk’s Hill Creamery/Falling Branch Brewery, 825 Highland Road, Street. 11am-6pm. Pick a pumpkin, hay rides free with purchase of pumpkin, easy corn maze, make a scare crow, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, game area. Food and ice cream. Falling Branch Brewery open too during Pumpkin Fest hours.  No outside food or drinks allowed. No admission fee. www.hawkshillcreamery.com

24  Rummage Sale for Scholars

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 11am-4pm. The Ames United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee invites the community to come out to the Bel Air Armory to support their new initiative to raise funds to provide annual college scholarships and book awards to deserving high school seniors and current college students. 410.404.0284

24  11th Annual Harford County Wine Festival

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

24 Rabies Clinic

4 Paws Spa, 121-A Industry Ln., Forest Hill. 1-4pm. Inoculations for dogs, cats and ferrets. $8. 410.420.2311

24  National Public Lands Day

Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Road North East.  Meet in the North East Beach Area. 1-4pm. Come out and celebrate Public Lands Day at Elk Neck State Park! You will be among thousands of people nation-wide who volunteer their time to benefit America's public lands. Work side-by-side with park staff and afterwards enjoy a live animal program featuring some of Maryland’s most common reptiles. Call for more details. Jeanette Thayer, 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

24  Pinkalicious, The Musical

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 1pm and 4pm. Based on the book "Pinkalicious" By Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann. Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. Special Offer: Purchase a Pinkalicious seat in the Magic Circle to join us for a Cupcake Party after the performance. Includes a seat in the first 3 rows, Meet & Greet with photo opportunity and pink cupcakes! Require Accessible Seating? Wheelchair spaces are available in Center Row U, Row A in Left Center and Right Center. Please contact the Ticket Office for any questions. Everyone who enters the theater, regardless of age, requires a ticket. Please view attendance policies before purchasing. Reserved Seating; Magic Circle: $30; Premier: $22; Orchestra: $18; Terrace: $15. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

24  Race, Rumble and Roll Canoe

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-3:30pm. Whether you’re still a kid or just a kid at heart, hop in the boats with us for a splashin’ good time! We’ll race, play games, and immerse ourselves in the creek. Be ready to get wet! This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. $12/person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

24  Date Night Dinner Cruise

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 6-7:30pm. Relax with your sweetie as you float down the Bush River. Watch as the sun slips below the horizon while enjoying a delicious dinner. Participants meet at the Estuary Center. This program is for ages 18 and up. $15/person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

24  Anything Goes

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Presented by Phoenix Festival Theater. Directed by James Hunnicutt. This classic musical is de-lightful, de-licious, and absolutely de-lovely! The show’s frothy screwball plot set on a trans-Atlantic cruise ship was devised by P. G. Wodehouse and its vintage Cole Porter songs include You’re the Top, I Get a Kick out of You, De-lovely and Let’s Misbehave, among many others. This show is such an instant cure for the blahs you’ll want to see it again and again! Presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library. Reserved Seating: Adult: $20; Senior (Age 60+): $16; Youth (Age 17 & Younger): $16; HCC Faculty/Staff/Student: $16. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

24, 25  Fall Harvest and Craft Festival

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, 11am-4pm.  Free hay rides, apple bobbing, cider pressing, and apple butter making.  Crafters and entertainers feature Fall and family fun! $10-$12. 410.939.2299 • director@steppingstonemuseum.comwww.steppingstonemuseum.org

25  Pumpkin Picking at Applewood Farm

Applewood Farm, LLC, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, 10am-4pm. Open Saturday and Sunday only - Sep 24 - Oct 30. Included in admission: Hayrides (continuous), Moon Bounce, Petting Zoo, Corn Maze, Kiddie Maze, Reindeer Antler Toss, Model Trains, Spooky Spot, Picture Boards, Applewood Play Ground, Picnic Area and Pedal Tractors. Applewood Express Train Ride - $4 Per Person. FREE to children 2 and under (must be accompanied by an adult). Cash at the gate, please. Visa/MC accepted once you are inside and on the farm. 443.417.6329 • www.applewoodfarm.org

25  Pumpkin Fest

Hawk’s Hill Creamery/Falling Branch Brewery, 825 Highland Road, Street. 12pm-6pm. Pick a pumpkin, hay rides free with purchase of pumpkin, easy corn maze, make a scare crow, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, game area. Food and ice cream. Falling Branch Brewery open too during Pumpkin Fest hours.  No outside food or drinks allowed. No admission fee. www.hawkshillcreamery.com

25  Guided Tour of the Historic Tudor Hall

17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, 1-1:45pm. Tour the grounds and first floor of historic Tudor Hall, home of Maryland's famous family of Shakespearian actors including Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. Tour starts at 1pm and lasts about 45 minutes. $5 cash for those age 13 and older. 443.619.0008 • SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.comhttp://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com

25  Historic Hays House

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

25  Impressions of Harford and Beyond

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Five women who are artists and friends tell their story of experiences, travels and paintings. Sponsored by the Harford Artists Association: Barbara Love, Robin Capecci, Sandra Norris, Barbara Kirchner and Alexandra Kopp. 410.879.4424

25  Ben Franklin Speaks

Hays House Museum, 324 Kenmore Avenue, Bel Air. 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

25  Feeding Our Feathered Friends

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-2:30pm. Now that birds are beginning to head south for the winter, they need to fatten up! Help fuel their journey by making a birdfeeder to hang in your yard. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. $5/project. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

25  Anything Goes

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 2pm. Presented by Phoenix Festival Theater. Directed by James Hunnicutt. This classic musical is de-lightful, de-licious, and absolutely de-lovely! The show’s frothy screwball plot set on a trans-Atlantic cruise ship was devised by P. G. Wodehouse and its vintage Cole Porter songs include You’re the Top, I Get a Kick out of You, De-lovely and Let’s Misbehave, among many others. This show is such an instant cure for the blahs you’ll want to see it again and again! Presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library. Reserved Seating: Adult: $20; Senior (Age 60+): $16; Youth (Age 17 & Younger): $16; HCC Faculty/Staff/Student: $16. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

25  Dj Dinner Cruise aboard the Mary Carol Riverboat

723 Water Street, Havre De Grace, Boarding at 6pm; Sails at 6:30pm. Come aboard, relax and enjoy our dinner buffet. All food prepared and cooked by the Laurripin Grill . After dinner enjoy our house DJ on the 2nd deck, or go out on our open air decks to enjoy the views while listening to our house DJ play all of your favorite songs. Great for Anniversary & Birthday Parties, Class Reunions, or just a romantic evening for two. Dinner and entertainment - $65. Entertainment only - $25. 443.829.5477 • marylandpartyboat@yahoo.comwww.marylandpartyboat.com

26  Invasinators

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10am-12pm. 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. Monday dates will focus on Native Gardens and weed removal. This program is for ages 14 to adult. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

26  Harford County Commission for Women

McFaul Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, Room 5, Bel Air. 6:45pm. Open meeting to discuss resources for Harford County women in their endeavor for social, political and economic equality. FREE. 410.638.4739

26  2016 One Maryland One Book Author Tour with Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely

Abingdon Library, 2510 Tollgate Road, Abingdon. 7-9pm. All American Boys authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely visit Abingdon on the 2016 One Maryland One Book Author Tour. This tour stop is co-hosted by Harford County Public Library. Reynolds and Kiely will speak, answer your questions, and sign copies of All American Boys. All tour stops are FREE and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. FREE. 410.685.0095 • http://www.mdhumanities.org/programs/one-maryland-one-book/2016-one-maryland-one-book/

27  Lecture and Discussion: Common Plants Around Springhouses

Harford Community College, Hays-Heighe House, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 12:30-1:30pm. No admission fee, but seating is limited. 443.412.2539 • haysheighe@harford.edu

27  National Aquarium 2016 Marjorie Lynn Bank Fall Lecture Series

501 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore. 6:30pm. Jill Jonnes will present the introductory lecture of the series, discussing her new book, “Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape.” The book is a wide-ranging history of the tree in American cities over the course of the past two centuries. Jonnes, a Woodrow Wilson International Center scholar, is also the author of “Eiffel’s Tower,” “Conquering Gotham,” “Empires of Light” and “South Bronx Rising.” She is a Baltimore resident and has worked as a staff member of the President’s National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. The 2016 Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series theme is “Creative Conservation: Sharing New Perspectives on Nature”. A Baltimore native, Marjorie Lynn Bank was an award-winning underwater photographer, avid conservationist and friend to the National Aquarium. After her death in 1994, the Bank family established the free lecture series as a tribute to her legacy of conservation and respect for aquatic life. The annual series features scientists, photographers, conservationists, activists, and researchers who are preeminent in their fields. FREE and open to the public. Space is limited. A suggested donation of $20 is appreciated to help the Aquarium continue to offer quality programs and inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. 410.576.3800 • www.aqua.org/lecture

27  Mind Full or Mindful? A Series of Seven Lectures about Mindfulness and the Practice of Mindfulness

Unitarian Universalists of Fallston, 1127 Old Fallston Road, Fallston. 7-8:15pm. Are you mind full or mindful or a little of both? Come discover the awe of mindfulness through a series of seven lectures  beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2016 and continuing on Tuesdays through November 1, 2016.  Attend one or all seven lectures. The lecture will be led by Sharon Delgado, MEd will be on mindfulness and the brain. Visit our Meet Up page for complete details. $10 - $15 suggested donation. 443.604.6191 • leelamae11@gmail.comwww.uufallston.org

28  Plankton Monitoring Studies

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

29  Putts Fore Paws

Mountain Branch Golf Club, 1827 Mountain Road, Joppa. 9am-5pm. Shotgun start at 10am. Putts Fore Paws is The Humane Society of Harford County’s 2nd annual golf tournament. Event will raise funds for the care and comfort of almost 4,500 animals each year. This event includes 18 holes of golf on one of Harford County’s best courses, several exciting raffles, dinner and awards banquet, chances to win at the Million-Dollar Shoot-Out, Long Drive and Hole-in-One contests, and team and individual awards. You and your company representatives can golf, sponsor or simply join us for dinner. Each golfer’s all-inclusive fee of $175 includes: greens fees, cart fees, bag drop service, practice range usage, roaming hospitality cart, dinner, premium open bar and door prizes. Ticket prices for dinner only ($50 per person) includes a happy hour, dinner and open bar! 410.836.1090 • www.harfordshelter.org/events/putts-fore-paws/

29  Ladew’s Fall Lecture Series: Living with Southern Style with James Farmer

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 10am-1pm. Ladew’s Fall Lecture Series features distinguished speakers who will offer insights and inspiration to garden lovers and gardeners of all ages and abilities. The presenters will take you on a journey through their explorations of garden design concepts, plant selections, growing techniques, floral design, and natural history, while offering rare glimpses into some of the nation’s most beautiful private gardens. Ladew’s Lecture Series is offered every Spring and Fall and is held in Harvey Ladew’s studio or barn gallery. Coffee and Danish are served at 10am. Lectures begin at 10:30am. Reservations should be made in advance and accompanied by payment. Registrants' names are checked at the door on the day of the program (tickets are not mailed). $25/members; $30/non-members. Series discount: Sign up for all 5 Daytime Lectures and receive one Free. Ladew Members $100; Non-members $120. Lunch (optional and by reservation): $12 Lunch. Reservations close on the Friday prior to each lecture. To register, call Rachel Hebert at 410.557.9570  ext. 261 • rhebert@ladewgardens.com, or register online at www.ladewgardens.com

29  Edgewood Farmers Market

Intersection of Paul Martin Drive and Pulaski Highway behind Walgreens. 3-6pm.

29  Family Canoe Trips

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 5:45pm and 8:15pm. Ages 6 years and older. Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This program is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Pre-registration is required. $5/member or $8/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

30  BARRAGE - Historical Miniature Wargaming

Havre De Grace Community Center, 100 Lagaret Lane, Havre de Grace. 11:30am-10pm.  Games to play with hand painted figures.  Historical, almost historical, not really historical and others also.  Games, tournaments, venders and flea market.  $20 pre-registered, $25 at the door. 410.557.2456 • ggraff7@verizon.netwww.hawks-barrage.org/

30  Legends of the Fog

500 Carsins Run Road, Aberdeen. 6:30-10pm. Recommended for ages 10 and up. First, experience the Hopewell Haunted Hotel. You find yourself caged inside a mystifying labyrinth filled with secret doors, splitting paths, and vicious characters lurking around every corner. If you're lucky enough to check out, you will need to escape through the terrifying corn maze. With only the stars to help you navigate your path, in Cornstalkers, you must elude eerie creatures lurking in the corn. Next, climb aboard the haunted hayride, an action packed journey into the depths of the forest. As the fog consumes the land, the trail twists and takes you on a horrific journey through treacherous landscapes, trapping you at times in houses of horror where you fight to escape the clutches of a massive vulture, a den of venomous snakes, and the deadly grasp of Frostbite, the freezer demon. If you're tough enough to outlast the haunted hayride, you must confront your fears in Sinister Circus. Within seconds of entering Sinister Circus, you find yourself transported into the center ring of a big top show. Fog consumes the enormous room. You are bombarded by performers who invade your personal space with their tools of torture and acrobatic movements. When you're finally finished your incredible journey, you can take a deep breath and enjoy the festive midway, filled with entertainment, food, games, and a blazing bonfire. $30. 443.309.6900 • www.legendsofthefog.com

30-10/2  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

October

1  Bel Air Farmers Market 2016

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Building 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  Bird Banding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 7am-12pm. All ages. Join Mark Johnson banding birds. Banding will take place at the Joe Vangrin Memorial Pavilion, located near the trail head, with intermittent walks to check the nets. The dates are tentative and weather permitting. No preregistration is required for this demonstration. FREE. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

1  Bush River Headwaters Exploration

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9-11:30am. Ages 8 – adult; under 13 w/adult. Discover wonders where Bynum and James Run converge, quietly exploring the transitional marsh, with fall birds and beauty abounding. Meet off of Rt. 40 and Pamela Dr. Registration required. $12/person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

1  BARRAGE - Historical Miniature Wargaming

Havre De Grace Community Center, 100 Lagaret Lane, Havre de Grace. 9am-9pm.  Games to play with hand painted figures.  Historical, almost historical, not really historical and others also.  Games, tournaments, venders and flea market.  $20 pre-registered, $25 at the door. 410.557.2456 • ggraff7@verizon.netwww.hawks-barrage.org/

1  What’s In Your Attic? 3rd Annual Antique & Collectibles Appraisal Fair

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

1  Darlington Apple Festival 2016

Village of Darlington, 10am-5pm. Festival includes an outdoor stage with all day entertainment, hundreds of country crafters, a fall harvest of mums, pumpkins and of course apples! Children's area with games and kids can stuff their own scarecrows. FREE.

1  Family Canoe Trips

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9am and 11:15am. Ages 6 years and older. Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This program is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Pre-registration is required. $5/member or $8/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

1  Havre de Grace Farmers Market

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue. 9am-12pm. Flowers, Pork, Chicken, Vegetables, Eggs, Honey, Baked Goods, Oils, Natural Soap, and Breakfast Sandwiches. The Havre Grace Farmer’s market comes alive every Saturday through November, with the BEST of Harford and Cecil County agricultural products. Farmer’s markets are a key part of sustainable farming practices. They make it possible for smaller farms to sell directly to consumers while also encouraging both organic and specialty farming. As a result, our dinner tables end up with both healthier and more interesting foods. Not only can you buy fresher, more nutritious, and better tasting food, you support our local agriculture community. 410.939.2100

1  Pumpkin Fest

Hawk’s Hill Creamery/Falling Branch Brewery, 825 Highland Road, Street. 11am-6pm. Pick a pumpkin, hay rides free with purchase of pumpkin, easy corn maze, make a scare crow, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, game area. Food and ice cream. Falling Branch Brewery open too during Pumpkin Fest hours.  No outside food or drinks allowed. No admission fee. www.hawkshillcreamery.com

1  Hello Autumn Pontoon

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-2:30pm. Ages: 30 lbs. – adult. Fall is here and what better way to celebrate than a trip on the Water Strider? Enjoy the beauty of Otter Point Creek as you snack on fall treats, play games, and search for wildlife. Registration required. $8/person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

1  Harford County Lyme Disease Support Group 21st Anniversary Meeting

Highland Presbyterian Church, 701 Highland Road, Street, 2-4pm. Open to the public, free handouts and refreshments provided. Learn about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases with presentations and 4-H displays. FREE. jglyme@aol.com

1  Friendship Players 20th Annual Dinner Theatre - "Male Order Brides OR... Big Harry Deal’s Scandalous Scheme

The Friendship Center at Fallston United Methodist Church, 1509 Fallston Road, Fallston. 6pm. By Billy St. John. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc., Englewood, Colorado. Take yourself back to 1870 and the Colorado Gold Rush. Here comes the bride! Actually, we should say brides - four of them supposedly, to marry a quartet of love-starved citizens. The husbands-to-be include two bachelors, lumberjack (and hero) Forrest Green and saloon owner Lucky Betts, and two widowers, grizzled prospector Grubby Shurtz and respectable banker C.D. Nichols. If only their brides were real! The unscrupulous and shifty lawyer, Big Harry Deal, has hired an actress, Starr Billings, to impersonate all four fiancees. Starr has quite a job, needing to portray schoolmarm Modesty Virtue for Forrest, saloon hostess Lola Palooza for Lucky, prospector Golda Miner for Grubby, and society matron Indigo Bloodline for C.D. Harry’s scheme is to lure the bridegrooms into a mine shaft on the night of the quadruple wedding and blow them up, leaving Starr a wealthy widow to all four. The plan goes astray when Forrest realizes he’s actually in love with Grubby’s tomboy daughter, Calico (our heroine). The hilarious climax with all four fiancees seen simultaneously (in a frenzy of costume changes!) will make you think twice before saying “I do" at least til you know who to! $27 Adults, $17 Children 12 and under. 1.410.877.7255 • fallstonumc@fallstonumc.orghttp://fp20.ezevent.com/

1  Crabtoberfest!

Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post #47, 501 St. John St., Havre de Grace, 6-9pm. When fall rolls around, it's that time of year again for "CRAB"-toberfest, the Maritime Museum's annual crab feast fundraiser! For just $60, get all-you-can-eat crabs, beef, turkey, corn, and other great food prepared by the efficient staff at the American Legion. Also, all-you-can-drink beer and wine! There will also be a silent auction with luxury items, gift baskets, and artwork being available to bid on. Enter the raffle for cool door prizes! There will also be a 50/50... not to be missed! $60. 410.939.4800 •  hdgmaritimemuseum@verizon.netwww.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

1  Legends of the Fog

500 Carsins Run Road, Aberdeen. 6:30-10pm. Recommended for ages 10 and up. First, experience the Hopewell Haunted Hotel. You find yourself caged inside a mystifying labyrinth filled with secret doors, splitting paths, and vicious characters lurking around every corner. If you're lucky enough to check out, you will need to escape through the terrifying corn maze. With only the stars to help you navigate your path, in Cornstalkers, you must elude eerie creatures lurking in the corn. Next, climb aboard the haunted hayride, an action packed journey into the depths of the forest. As the fog consumes the land, the trail twists and takes you on a horrific journey through treacherous landscapes, trapping you at times in houses of horror where you fight to escape the clutches of a massive vulture, a den of venomous snakes, and the deadly grasp of Frostbite, the freezer demon. If you're tough enough to outlast the haunted hayride, you must confront your fears in Sinister Circus. Within seconds of entering Sinister Circus, you find yourself transported into the center ring of a big top show. Fog consumes the enormous room. You are bombarded by performers who invade your personal space with their tools of torture and acrobatic movements. When you're finally finished your incredible journey, you can take a deep breath and enjoy the festive midway, filled with entertainment, food, games, and a blazing bonfire. $30. Fast Pass - $10 each. 443.309.6900 • www.legendsofthefog.com

1  Mind Full or Mindful? A Series of Seven Lectures about Mindfulness and the Practice of Mindfulness

Unitarian Universalists of Fallston, 1127 Old Fallston Road, Fallston. 7-8:15pm. Are you mind full or mindful or a little of both? Come discover the awe of mindfulness through a series of seven lectures beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2016 and continuing on Tuesdays through November 1, 2016.  Attend one or all seven lectures. Visit our Meet Up page for complete details. $10 - $15 suggested donation. 443.604.6191 • leelamae11@gmail.comwww.uufallston.org

1, 2  Pumpkin Picking at Applewood Farm

Applewood Farm, LLC, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, 10am-4pm. Open Saturday and Sunday only - Sep 24 - Oct 30. Included in admission: Hayrides (continuous), Moon Bounce, Petting Zoo, Corn Maze, Kiddie Maze, Reindeer Antler Toss, Model Trains, Spooky Spot, Picture Boards, Applewood Play Ground, Picnic Area and Pedal Tractors. Applewood Express Train Ride - $4 Per Person. FREE to children 2 and under (must be accompanied by an adult). Cash at the gate, please. Visa/MC accepted once you are inside and on the farm. 443.417.6329 • www.applewoodfarm.org

1, 2  Harvest of Quilts, the Flying Geese Quilt Show

Roni Chenowith Activity Center, 1707 Fallston Rd., Fallston. 10/1 – 10am-5pm; 10/2 – 11am-4pm. Over 200 handmade quilts on display varying from traditional, modern, applique, abstract and contemporary.  Raffles for a Guild made quilt and a Janome sewing machine, Silent auction of quilts, wall hangings, placemats, purses and more. Exciting Treasure Chest. Great food available from the Cruisin Cafe food truck. $8, Children 6-11 - $4. www.fgqg.com

1, 2  Havre de Haunts

Concord Point Coffee, 217 N. Washington Street, Havre de Grace, 7pm or 8:30pm. It is recommend that you arrive 15 minutes before your tour as tours begin promptly. Due to uneven terrain it is highly recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes. Also, feel free to bring a flashlight. We do carry lanterns or flashlights, but you are welcome to bring one along with you. Comfy shoes and a flashlight will certainly make your tour more pleasant. Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come-first serve basis. Tickets will be available for purchase starting in September. Advance ticket purchase available online. $1 will be added to the advance purchase pricing. Adult - $13; Child $10 (under 5 are free); Military - $10 with ID. http://havredehaunts.com/tour-info/

2  Rosh Hashana Begins at Sundown – Happy New Year 5777, Harford County!

2  Pumpkin Fest

Hawk’s Hill Creamery/Falling Branch Brewery, 825 Highland Road, Street. 12pm-6pm. Pick a pumpkin, hay rides free with purchase of pumpkin, easy corn maze, make a scare crow, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, game area. Food and ice cream. Falling Branch Brewery open too during Pumpkin Fest hours.  No outside food or drinks allowed. No admission fee. www.hawkshillcreamery.com

2  Halloween Fairy Houses

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-2:30pm. Ages:  all, under 13 w/adult. Fairies like Halloween too! Learn about these mythical creatures and gather materials in our woods to make the perfect haunted house for your fairy garden. Registration required. $3/person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

2  Impressions of Harford and Beyond

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Five women who are artists and friends tell their story of experiences, travels and paintings. Sponsored by the Harford Artists Association: Barbara Love, Robin Capecci, Sandra Norris, Barbara Kirchner and Alexandra Kopp. 410.879.4424

2  Friendship Players 20th Annual Dinner Theatre - "Male Order Brides OR... Big Harry Deal’s Scandalous Scheme

The Friendship Center at Fallston United Methodist Church, 1509 Fallston Road, Fallston. 2pm. By Billy St. John. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc., Englewood, Colorado. Take yourself back to 1870 and the Colorado Gold Rush. Here comes the bride! Actually, we should say brides - four of them supposedly, to marry a quartet of love-starved citizens. The husbands-to-be include two bachelors, lumberjack (and hero) Forrest Green and saloon owner Lucky Betts, and two widowers, grizzled prospector Grubby Shurtz and respectable banker C.D. Nichols. If only their brides were real! The unscrupulous and shifty lawyer, Big Harry Deal, has hired an actress, Starr Billings, to impersonate all four fiancees. Starr has quite a job, needing to portray schoolmarm Modesty Virtue for Forrest, saloon hostess Lola Palooza for Lucky, prospector Golda Miner for Grubby, and society matron Indigo Bloodline for C.D. Harry’s scheme is to lure the bridegrooms into a mine shaft on the night of the quadruple wedding and blow them up, leaving Starr a wealthy widow to all four. The plan goes astray when Forrest realizes he’s actually in love with Grubby’s tomboy daughter, Calico (our heroine). The hilarious climax with all four fiancees seen simultaneously (in a frenzy of costume changes!) will make you think twice before saying “I do" at least til you know who to! $27 Adults, $17 Children 12 and under. 1.410.877.7255 • fallstonumc@fallstonumc.orghttp://fp20.ezevent.com/

3  Holiday - Harford County Public Schools and Offices Closed

3  Nature’s Playgroup – Session I

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9:30-10:30am. Ages 0-5 w/adult. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

3  Nature’s Playgroup – Session 2

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 11am-12pm. Ages 0 to 5 w/adult. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

4  Springhouses of Harford County

The Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, 12:30-2pm. Henry C. Peden, Jr., and Jack L. Shagena, Jr. literally wrote the book on Harford County springhouses. Don't miss this presentation by these local historians about the evolution of this once-common outbuilding, from small structures to keep dead leaves out of fresh water to elaborate pumphouses and combination laundry/refrigerators and refrigerator/schoolhouses. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. FREE and open to the public. To reserve your seat, call 443.412.2539 • HaysHeighe@harford.eduwww.harford.edu/community/hays-heighe-house

4  Who’s Smarter than a 5th Grader

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6pm. www.tickets.harford.edu

4  Springhouses of Harford County

The Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, 6:30-8pm. Henry C. Peden, Jr. and Jack L. Shagena, Jr. literally wrote the book on Harford County springhouses. In this presentation, these local historians will trace the evolution of this once-common outbuilding, from small structures to keep dead leaves out of fresh water to elaborate pumphouses and combination laundry/refrigerators and refrigerator/schoolhouses. This is a second presentation of this program due to its popularity. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. FREE and open to the public. To reserve your seat, call 443.412.2539 • HaysHeighe@harford.eduwww.harford.edu/community/hays-heighe-house

4  Mind Full or Mindful? A Series of Seven Lectures about Mindfulness and the Practice of Mindfulness

Unitarian Universalists of Fallston, 1127 Old Fallston Road, Fallston. 7-8:15pm. Are you mind full or mindful or a little of both? Come discover the awe of mindfulness through a series of seven lectures beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2016 and continuing on Tuesdays through November 1, 2016.  Attend one or all seven lectures. Visit our Meet Up page for complete details. $10 - $15 suggested donation. 443.604.6191 • leelamae11@gmail.comwww.uufallston.org

4-6  Historical Society of Harford County

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

5  Nature Tots

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9:30-10:30am. Ages 2-3 w/adult. Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

5  Plankton Monitoring Studies

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

5  Nature Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 11am-12pm. Ages 4-5 w/adult. Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

6  Rocking Chair Story Time

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. 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. Each Thursday, 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. Our October 27th story time will be a “Not So Spooky” story time!  Costumes are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free! Registration is required. Please visit www.rockfieldmanor.com/events for more information or call 410.638.4565.

6  Ladew’s Fall Lecture Series: All the Presidents’ Gardens with Marta McDowell

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 10am-1pm. Ladew’s Fall Lecture Series features distinguished speakers who will offer insights and inspiration to garden lovers and gardeners of all ages and abilities. The presenters will take you on a journey through their explorations of garden design concepts, plant selections, growing techniques, floral design, and natural history, while offering rare glimpses into some of the nation’s most beautiful private gardens. Ladew’s Lecture Series is offered every Spring and Fall and is held in Harvey Ladew’s studio or barn gallery. Coffee and Danish are served at 10am. Lectures begin at 10:30am. Reservations should be made in advance and accompanied by payment. Registrants' names are checked at the door on the day of the program (tickets are not mailed). $25/members; $30/non-members. Series discount: Sign up for all 5 Daytime Lectures and receive one Free. Ladew Members $100; Non-members $120. Lunch (optional and by reservation): $12 Lunch. Reservations close on the Friday prior to each lecture. To register, call Rachel Hebert at 410.557.9570  ext. 261 • rhebert@ladewgardens.com, or register online at www.ladewgardens.com

6  Family Canoe Trips

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 5:45pm and 8:15pm. Ages 6 years and older. Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This program is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Pre-registration is required. $5/member or $8/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com • www.edenmill.org

6  Book Sales

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

6  Blue Jeans and Bow Tie Community Ball

Ripken Stadium (Club Level), 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen, 6-10pm. The Homecoming Project, a Bel Air nonprofit that assists women recovering from alcohol and substance abuse, celebrates its 10th anniversary with its Blue Jeans and Bow Tie Community Ball. Blue Jeans and Bow Tie features interactive sports activities, a chance auction, plant and money wheels, music and dancing plus heavy d'oeuvres, food stations and more. The evening will also feature video testimonials from current program participants and graduates who will explain the impact The Homecoming Project has had on their lives. Tickets cost $100 per person and may be purchased at 410.399.2904 • www.homecomingrecovery.org

6  Thursday Night Live!

Frank J. Hutchins Memorial Park, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 7-10pm. Doors open at 6pm. Join us for our Thursday Night Live Concert Series featuring Sam Grow (Soul, Acoustic, Rock). Seating will be available. Food and beverages available for sale. This is a rain or shine event. In the event of bad weather, the concert will be moved indoors at the Community Center, 100 Lagaret Lane. Tickets available through Eventbrite or at the Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Avenue. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com

7  Harford County Public Schools Elementary 3-hour Early Dismissal

7  Restorations Trade Expo

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

7  Final First Friday of 2016!

Main Street Tower Parking Lot 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, and more! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for up to the minute information on all of our great events! Check out our Facebook page for a list of scheduled bands or visit www.downtownbelair.com

7  National Aquarium Hosts Fiesta Latina Celebration

National Aquarium, 501 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore. 5-8pm. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the National Aquarium’s annual Fiesta Latina event, presented by Macy’s. Guests will enjoy traditional performances and dance to the sounds of live bands. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to purchase Latin-inspired dishes. Wine and beer will be available to purchase for guests 21 years or older. Enjoy half-price admission on Friday evenings after 5pm as part of the Aquarium’s Half-Price Friday Nights program. All activities are included with Aquarium admission. Add a 4D Immersion Film for $5.  Tickets can be purchased at aqua.org.

7  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.explorehavredegrace.com

7-8  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

7, 8  Legends of the Fog

500 Carsins Run Road, Aberdeen. 6:30-10pm. Recommended for ages 10 and up. First, experience the Hopewell Haunted Hotel. You find yourself caged inside a mystifying labyrinth filled with secret doors, splitting paths, and vicious characters lurking around every corner. If you're lucky enough to check out, you will need to escape through the terrifying corn maze. With only the stars to help you navigate your path, in Cornstalkers, you must elude eerie creatures lurking in the corn. Next, climb aboard the haunted hayride, an action packed journey into the depths of the forest. As the fog consumes the land, the trail twists and takes you on a horrific journey through treacherous landscapes, trapping you at times in houses of horror where you fight to escape the clutches of a massive vulture, a den of venomous snakes, and the deadly grasp of Frostbite, the freezer demon. If you're tough enough to outlast the haunted hayride, you must confront your fears in Sinister Circus. Within seconds of entering Sinister Circus, you find yourself transported into the center ring of a big top show. Fog consumes the enormous room. You are bombarded by performers who invade your personal space with their tools of torture and acrobatic movements. When you're finally finished your incredible journey, you can take a deep breath and enjoy the festive midway, filled with entertainment, food, games, and a blazing bonfire. $30. Fast Pass - $10 each. 443.309.6900 • www.legendsofthefog.com

7-9  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

8  Historical Society’s Annual Bus Trip

TBA. 410.838.7691

8  Bird Banding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 7am-12pm. All ages. Join Mark Johnson banding birds. Banding will take place at the Joe Vangrin Memorial Pavilion, located near the trail head, with intermittent walks to check the nets. The dates are tentative and weather permitting. No preregistration is required for this demonstration. FREE. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

8  Bel Air Farmers Market 2016

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Building 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  Family Fest 2016

Bel Air Town Center, 512 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air. 9am-12pm. Sponsored by Picket Fence Tax Service. Come enjoy free hot coffee and pastries while the kids play in the bouncy house and get their faces painted. Sample food from Stone's Cove, C.R. Wings, Rainbow King... and more! FREE. 443.356.4520 • brian@picketfencetax.comwww.picketfencetax.com

8  Guthrie’s Gifts Final 2016 Outdoor Artist Market

Guthrie's Gifts Parking Lot, 116 N. Bond St., Bel Air, 10am-3pm. Local artists will sell their creations. Harford Vineyards will offer complimentary wine tastings so you can sip award-winning wines while shopping original paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, wood carvings and more. Plus you can buy your favorite bottle. FREE. 410.836.5125 • bethg@guthriesgifts.com

8  Pumpkin Fest

Hawk’s Hill Creamery/Falling Branch Brewery, 825 Highland Road, Street. 11am-6pm. Pick a pumpkin, hay rides free with purchase of pumpkin, easy corn maze, make a scare crow, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, game area. Food and ice cream. Falling Branch Brewery open too during Pumpkin Fest hours.  No outside food or drinks allowed. No admission fee. www.hawkshillcreamery.com

8  Wags & Tags Rescue Ride

Chesapeake Harley Davidson, 4600 Thunder Ct, Darlington. 11am-6:30pm. Check-in and registration begin at 11am. Polish the chrome on your bike and take the cover off your classic car or truck for a beautiful fall ride through Harford County in support of homeless animals and the masonic youth of Bethels #35 and #55. Adoptable animals from The Humane Society of Harford County will be there to meet you, and then at 12:45pm there will be A Blessing of Bikes. The ride takes off at 1pm with a final stop at The Humane Society of Harford County. Enjoy a chili cook-off after your ride at 4:30 with raffles and lots of fun. In case of inclement weather, the rain date will be October 9th. There are several ways that you can support this 2nd annual Poker Run and Chili Cook-Off including riding, cooking and/or sponsoring! Pre-Register for the Ride by September 10. Pre-register online for just $20 per driver and $10 per passenger (the cost goes to $25 per driver and $15 per passenger on the day of the ride). Each pre-registered driver will receive a free t-shirt and ticket to the chili cook-off (passenger shirts are $5). For ordering purposes, kindly pre-register by September 10 to receive a free t-shirt in your preferred size. If you’d prefer to pay via cash or check, print and complete the registration form and send it along with your check payable to Bethel #55. Enter the Chili Cook-Off by October 6. Do you have the world’s best chili recipe? Put your recipe to the test and help homeless animals too. The contest is open to the public and there are cash prizes for the top 3 chili recipes with the most “people’s choice” votes. There is a $10 entrance fee (children 4-10 years are $5). Hot dogs, snacks, desserts and drinks will be for sale. To pay via cash or check, print and complete the registration form and send it along with your check payable to Bethel #35. View complete contest rules. Sponsor the Event by September 2. Individuals or companies are invited to sponsor the ride. There are 3 levels of sponsorships that support homeless animals and the masonic youth of Bethels #35 and #55. Sportster Bunny $50 - Advertising for you or your company; One ticket for the chili cook-off event at 4:30pm ($10 value). Softail Kitten $75 - Advertising for you or your company; One ticket for the chili cook-off event at 4:30pm ($10 value); One complimentary t-shirt. Touring Puppy $100 - Advertising for you or your company; Two tickets for the chili cook-off event at 4:30pm ($20 value); One complimentary t-shirt; Name listed on event shirt as a sponsor. If you’d prefer to pay via cash or check, print and complete the sponsor form and send it along with your check payable to Bethel #55. $20. 410.836.1090 • erin@harfordshelter.orgwww.harfordshelter.org/event/wags-tags-rescue-ride-poker-run-chili-cook-off/

8  Turkey Point by Moon Light

Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Road North East.  8-9pm. Celebrate International Observe the Moon Night by hiking approximately two miles round-trip, by the light of the moon, to the Turkey Point Lighthouse. Learn more about the earth’s “natural satellite” along the way. Parking is limited; reservations required! $3 per person or $10 for a family of four. Contact: Jeanette Thayer, 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

8  Family Canoe Trips

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9am and 11:15am. Ages 6 years and older. Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This program is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Pre-registration is required. $5/member or $8/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com • www.edenmill.org

8  Havre de Grace Farmers Market

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue. 9am-12pm. Flowers, Pork, Chicken, Vegetables, Eggs, Honey, Baked Goods, Oils, Natural Soap, and Breakfast Sandwiches. The Havre Grace Farmer’s market comes alive every Saturday through November, with the BEST of Harford and Cecil County agricultural products. Farmer’s markets are a key part of sustainable farming practices. They make it possible for smaller farms to sell directly to consumers while also encouraging both organic and specialty farming. As a result, our dinner tables end up with both healthier and more interesting foods. Not only can you buy fresher, more nutritious, and better tasting food, you support our local agriculture community. 410.939.2100

8  Friendship Players 20th Annual Dinner Theatre - Male Order Brides

The Friendship Center at Fallston United Methodist Church, 1509 Fallston Road, Fallston. 6pm. By Billy St. John. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc., Englewood, Colorado. Take yourself back to 1870 and the Colorado Gold Rush. Here comes the bride! Actually, we should say brides - four of them supposedly, to marry a quartet of love-starved citizens. The husbands-to-be include two bachelors, lumberjack (and hero) Forrest Green and saloon owner Lucky Betts, and two widowers, grizzled prospector Grubby Shurtz and respectable banker C.D. Nichols. If only their brides were real! The unscrupulous and shifty lawyer, Big Harry Deal, has hired an actress, Starr Billings, to impersonate all four fiancees. Starr has quite a job, needing to portray schoolmarm Modesty Virtue for Forrest, saloon hostess Lola Palooza for Lucky, prospector Golda Miner for Grubby, and society matron Indigo Bloodline for C.D. Harry’s scheme is to lure the bridegrooms into a mine shaft on the night of the quadruple wedding and blow them up, leaving Starr a wealthy widow to all four. The plan goes astray when Forrest realizes he’s actually in love with Grubby’s tomboy daughter, Calico (our heroine). The hilarious climax with all four fiancees seen simultaneously (in a frenzy of costume changes!)  will make you think twice before saying “I do" at least til you know who to! $27 Adults, $17 Children 12 and under. 1.410.877.7255 • fallstonumc@fallstonumc.orghttp://fp20.ezevent.com/

8, 9  Karmafest Unplugged

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 10am-6pm. Regardless of whether you come for the day or the full weekend, KarmaFest unplugged is a beautiful experience. With many drum circles and more participatory, hands-on events, as well as great food and vendors, this weekend is a time for all to unplug from technology and the rest of the world for relaxation, rebalancing and fun. Participants can camp out at Susquehanna State Park and stay the weekend by making their own reservations through the State Park website. $15 or Two-Day pass for $25. 410.939.2299 • www.steppingstonemuseum.org

8, 9  Pumpkin Picking at Applewood Farm

Applewood Farm, LLC, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, 10am-4pm. Open Saturday and Sunday only - Sep 24 - Oct 30. Included in admission: Hayrides (continuous), Moon Bounce, Petting Zoo, Corn Maze, Kiddie Maze, Reindeer Antler Toss, Model Trains, Spooky Spot, Picture Boards, Applewood Play Ground, Picnic Area and Pedal Tractors. Applewood Express Train Ride - $4 Per Person. FREE to children 2 and under (must be accompanied by an adult). Cash at the gate, please. Visa/MC accepted once you are inside and on the farm. 443.417.6329 • www.applewoodfarm.org

9  The Belle Aire Market

Armory Marketplace (behind Bel Air Armory), 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 10am-3pm. Presented by The Bel Air Downtown Alliance and sponsored by The Painted Mill. Seasonal open air market featuring antiques and finely crafted artisan items. Antique/vintage: housewares, furniture, industrial materials, linens, clothing, jewelry, and home décor; handmade: artwork, jewelry, clothing, outerwear, stationary, bath products, decorations, candles, lawn art, baby clothes, and much more. Experience The Belle Aire Market and then continue down Main & Bond Street to explore the shops, boutiques and restaurants that Downtown Bel Air has to offer. Pets are welcome! Entrances located off Lee St & Armory Park off Main St. 443.823.1797 • thebelleairmarket@gmail.comhttp://belairmaryland.org/events-2/belle-aire-market/

9  Pumpkin Fest

Hawk’s Hill Creamery/Falling Branch Brewery, 825 Highland Road, Street. 12pm-6pm. Pick a pumpkin, hay rides free with purchase of pumpkin, easy corn maze, make a scare crow, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, game area. Food and ice cream. Falling Branch Brewery open too during Pumpkin Fest hours.  No outside food or drinks allowed. No admission fee. www.hawkshillcreamery.com

9  Historic Hays House

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

9  Impressions of Harford and Beyond

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Five women who are artists and friends tell their story of experiences, travels and paintings. Sponsored by the Harford Artists Association: Barbara Love, Robin Capecci, Sandra Norris, Barbara Kirchner and Alexandra Kopp. 410.879.4424

9  Book Sales

Bel Air Library, 100 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Paperback, hardback and children’s books. $5 Per Bag Day. Sponsored by Friends of the Bel Air Library. 410.638.3151

9  Children’s Colonial Games Day

Hays House Museum, 324 Kenmore Avenue, Bel Air. 1-4pm. An afternoon of games and activities for the whole family. Board games, and weather permitting, outdoor activities enjoyed by our forefathers. Adults $5, Students & Seniors $3, Children under 4 are Free. 410.838.7691

9  Friendship Players 20th Annual Dinner Theatre - "Male Order Brides OR... Big Harry Deal’s Scandalous Scheme

The Friendship Center at Fallston United Methodist Church, 1509 Fallston Road, Fallston. 2pm. By Billy St. John. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc., Englewood, Colorado. Take yourself back to 1870 and the Colorado Gold Rush. Here comes the bride! Actually, we should say brides - four of them supposedly, to marry a quartet of love-starved citizens. The husbands-to-be include two bachelors, lumberjack (and hero) Forrest Green and saloon owner Lucky Betts, and two widowers, grizzled prospector Grubby Shurtz and respectable banker C.D. Nichols. If only their brides were real! The unscrupulous and shifty lawyer, Big Harry Deal, has hired an actress, Starr Billings, to impersonate all four fiancees. Starr has quite a job, needing to portray schoolmarm Modesty Virtue for Forrest, saloon hostess Lola Palooza for Lucky, prospector Golda Miner for Grubby, and society matron Indigo Bloodline for C.D. Harry’s scheme is to lure the bridegrooms into a mine shaft on the night of the quadruple wedding and blow them up, leaving Starr a wealthy widow to all four. The plan goes astray when Forrest realizes he’s actually in love with Grubby’s tomboy daughter, Calico (our heroine). The hilarious climax with all four fiancees seen simultaneously (in a frenzy of costume changes!) will make you think twice before saying “I do" at least til you know who to! $27 Adults, $17 Children 12 and under. 1.410.877.7255 • fallstonumc@fallstonumc.orghttp://fp20.ezevent.com/

10  The Highlands School 14th Annual Golf and Tennis Tournament

Maryland Golf and Country Club, 1335 East MacPhail Road, Bel Air, 9:30am-11pm. The Highlands School’s largest fundraiser.  Money raised will enable staff to foster and maintain programs that serve students who have learning differences at The Highlands School, 2409 Creswell Road, Bel Air.  $150-$325.  Sponsorships available. 410.836.1415 • sbane@highlandsschool.net www.hsmd.org

10  Nature’s Playgroup – Session I

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9:30-10:30am. Ages 0-5 w/adult. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

A Harford's Heart Sponsored Event!
10  Walk to End Alzheimer's

Harford County Equestrian Center, Bel Air. Registration 11am; walk begins Noon. Start a team, walk to end this devastating disease. 1.800.272.3900

10  Nature’s Playgroup – Session 2

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 11am-12pm. Ages 0 to 5 w/adult. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

10  1st VIP Fashion Show hosted by NFL Stars in Baltimore

American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, 7pm. Join us for a memorable evening as Baltimore Ravens players Steve Smith Sr., Joe Flacco, Lardarius Webb and many more teammates & their families walk the runway to benefit House of Ruth Maryland in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The night will feature hors d’oeuvres from premier Baltimore restaurants, wine, beer & signature cocktails, silent & live auctions and star players. Tickets are on sale now. The show will be limited to the first 450 guests. To reserve tickets, or for details on how your company or organization can be featured at this event, email nick@vibrancy21.com

10-15  Center for the Arts hosts the Harford County International Plein Air Art Festival

Various Painting Locations throughout Harford County. 10/10-10/14; Juried Exhibition, Public Art Sale and Reception – 10/15 – Location and time to be determined. The Center for the Arts is hosting its second annual Harford County International Plein Air Art Festival to attract regional and local plein air artists to paint Harford's unique historical sites, farms, outdoor landscapes, cityscapes, and waterfront to submit for a juried art exhibition and public sale on Saturday, October 15th. A portion of the art sales will benefit the Center for the Arts. 443.567.5216 • apugh@harfordcfa.orgwww.harfordcfa.org

11  Yom Kippur Begins at Sundown

A Harford's Heart Sponsored Event!
11  CPWN 18th Annual Fashion Show

Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Rd., Edgewood. 5:30-9pm. All proceeds support local nonprofits supporting women in our community. Members, $50; non-members $60; table of 10, $500. www.cpwnet.org.

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

McFaul Senior Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, Room 4. 6:30pm. Open meeting to discuss events, public education of matters relating to the equality, equity and harmony of citizens of Harford County. FREE. 410.638.4739

11  HCPS College and Career Fair

Harford Community College, APGFCU Arena, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6-8:30pm. Students and their parents are invited to attend the annual HCPS College & Career Fair. Visit with representatives from more than 120 colleges, universities, trade schools and the Armed Forces. You will also have the opportunity to speak with local businesses about career opportunities in technical, business and STEM fields. In addition, there will be a NCAA/NJCAA Student-Athlete Eligibility Seminar for student athletes. The fair modernizes college admissions, making the process easier and more cost-effective by bringing students, parents, counselors and colleges together at one location. Visit with representatives from more than 120 colleges, universities, trade schools and the Armed Forces. Speak with local businesses about careers in technical, business and STEM occupations. Student Athletes won’t want to miss the NCAA/NJCAA Student-Athlete Eligibility Seminar. Don’t know how to pay for college?  Attend the Financial Aid Seminar for more information! Chat with students and alumni from various colleges. Get answers to questions in real time. For more information, contact your school counseling office. 6:15-7pm - Financial Aid Seminar; 7:15-7:45pm – Student-Athlete Eligibility Seminar. FREE. Laura.Wade@hcps.org

11  Mind Full or Mindful? A Series of Seven Lectures about Mindfulness and the Practice of Mindfulness

Unitarian Universalists of Fallston, 1127 Old Fallston Road, Fallston. 7-8:15pm. Are you mind full or mindful or a little of both? Come discover the awe of mindfulness through a series of seven lectures beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2016 and continuing on Tuesdays through November 1, 2016.  Attend one or all seven lectures. Visit our Meet Up page for complete details. $10 - $15 suggested donation. 443.604.6191 • leelamae11@gmail.comwww.uufallston.org

12  Holiday - Harford County Public Schools and Offices Closed

12  Nature Tots

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9:30-10:30am. Ages 2-3 w/adult. Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

12  Plankton Monitoring Studies

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

12  Nature Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 11am-12pm. Ages 4-5 w/adult. Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

13  Rocking Chair Story Time

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. 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. Each Thursday, 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. Our October 27th story time will be a “Not So Spooky” story time!  Costumes are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free! Registration is required. Please visit www.rockfieldmanor.com/events for more information or call 410.638.4565.

13  Ladew’s Fall Lecture Series: John Bartram: The King’s Gardener! With Kirk R. Brown

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 10am-1pm. Ladew’s Fall Lecture Series features distinguished speakers who will offer insights and inspiration to garden lovers and gardeners of all ages and abilities. The presenters will take you on a journey through their explorations of garden design concepts, plant selections, growing techniques, floral design, and natural history, while offering rare glimpses into some of the nation’s most beautiful private gardens. Ladew’s Lecture Series is offered every Spring and Fall and is held in Harvey Ladew’s studio or barn gallery. Coffee and Danish are served at 10am. Lectures begin at 10:30am. Reservations should be made in advance and accompanied by payment. Registrants' names are checked at the door on the day of the program (tickets are not mailed). $25/members; $30/non-members. Series discount: Sign up for all 5 Daytime Lectures and receive one Free. Ladew Members $100; Non-members $120. Lunch (optional and by reservation): $12 Lunch. Reservations close on the Friday prior to each lecture. To register, call Rachel Hebert at 410.557.9570  ext. 261 • rhebert@ladewgardens.com, or register online at www.ladewgardens.com

13  Family Canoe Trips

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 5:45pm and 8:15pm. Ages 6 years and older. Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This program is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Pre-registration is required. $5/member or $8/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com • www.edenmill.org

13-15  Town of Bel Air Film Festival

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air. Exciting films and special guests. Thursday through Saturday. $5 per film includes popcorn and a drink. A $10 All Access Pass is also available. Children under 10 free. 410.838.0584 • www.townofbelairfilmfestival.com

14  HdG Chamber of Commerce Bull & Oyster Roast

Havre de Grace Community Center, 100 Lagaret Lane, Havre de Grace. 6-11pm. Gourmet Bull & Oyster Roast. DJ, Games, Door Prizes, Auctions, 50/50. $50. 410.939.3303 • www.hdgchamber.com

14  Legends of the Fog

500 Carsins Run Road, Aberdeen. 6:30-10pm. Recommended for ages 10 and up. First, experience the Hopewell Haunted Hotel. You find yourself caged inside a mystifying labyrinth filled with secret doors, splitting paths, and vicious characters lurking around every corner. If you're lucky enough to check out, you will need to escape through the terrifying corn maze. With only the stars to help you navigate your path, in Cornstalkers, you must elude eerie creatures lurking in the corn. Next, climb aboard the haunted hayride, an action packed journey into the depths of the forest. As the fog consumes the land, the trail twists and takes you on a horrific journey through treacherous landscapes, trapping you at times in houses of horror where you fight to escape the clutches of a massive vulture, a den of venomous snakes, and the deadly grasp of Frostbite, the freezer demon. If you're tough enough to outlast the haunted hayride, you must confront your fears in Sinister Circus. Within seconds of entering Sinister Circus, you find yourself transported into the center ring of a big top show. Fog consumes the enormous room. You are bombarded by performers who invade your personal space with their tools of torture and acrobatic movements. When you're finally finished your incredible journey, you can take a deep breath and enjoy the festive midway, filled with entertainment, food, games, and a blazing bonfire. $30. Fast Pass - $10 each. 443.309.6900 • www.legendsofthefog.com

14  An Evening of Jazz

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

14-15  Valley of the Haunted Trail

Camp Hidden Valley, 4722 Mellow Road, White Hall, 6:30-10:30pm. Do you dare enter the trail? Find out what's looming in the deep, dark forest at Camp Hidden Valley. This is fear like you've never experienced. Not for the faint of heart. $15-$20. 410.272.0010 • www.valleyofthehaunted.com

14, 15  Havre de Haunts

Concord Point Coffee, 217 N. Washington Street, Havre de Grace, 7pm or 8:30pm. It is recommend that you arrive 15 minutes before your tour as tours begin promptly. Due to uneven terrain it is highly recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes. Also, feel free to bring a flashlight. We do carry lanterns or flashlights, but you are welcome to bring one along with you. Comfy shoes and a flashlight will certainly make your tour more pleasant. Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come-first serve basis. Tickets will be available for purchase starting in September. Advance ticket purchase available online. $1 will be added to the advance purchase pricing. Adult - $13; Child $10 (under 5 are free); Military - $10 with ID. http://havredehaunts.com/tour-info/

14-16  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

14-16  Fall Maryland Home & Garden Show

Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, 10am-6pm. Whether homeowners are looking to start that overdue remodeling project, create fall gardens or decorate for the holiday season, the Fall Maryland Home & Garden Show has everything they need for the job. Highlights of the show include 300 home improvement exhibitors, Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel, daily seminars, landscaped gardens, and a fall craft show. $9 for adults; $7 for seniors; free for children 12 and under. www.mdhomeandgarden.com/fall

15  Bird Banding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 7am-12pm. All ages. Join Mark Johnson banding birds. Banding will take place at the Joe Vangrin Memorial Pavilion, located near the trail head, with intermittent walks to check the nets. The dates are tentative and weather permitting. No preregistration is required for this demonstration. FREE. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

15  Bel Air Farmers Market 2016

Mary Risteau District Courthouse Building 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

15  Harford County Out of the Darkness Walk

Ma and Pa Trail, Williams Street entrance, Bel Air. 8-11am. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is at the forefront of research, education and prevention initiatives designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. With more than 38,000 lives lost each year in the U.S. and over one million worldwide, the importance of AFSP's mission has never been greater, nor our work more urgent. By raising awareness we can help others, let's reach out, and voice together that it's okay to say that we need help. FREE. 443.655.1153 • harfordoutofthedarknesswalk@gmail.comhttp://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID

15  Pumpkin Fest

Hawk’s Hill Creamery/Falling Branch Brewery, 825 Highland Road, Street. 11am-6pm. Pick a pumpkin, hay rides free with purchase of pumpkin, easy corn maze, make a scare crow, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, game area. Food and ice cream. Falling Branch Brewery open too during Pumpkin Fest hours.  No outside food or drinks allowed. No admission fee. www.hawkshillcreamery.com

15  Family Canoe Trips

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9am and 11:15am. Ages 6 years and older. Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This program is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Pre-registration is required. $5/member or $8/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com • www.edenmill.org

15  Havre de Grace Farmers Market

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue. 9am-12pm. Flowers, Pork, Chicken, Vegetables, Eggs, Honey, Baked Goods, Oils, Natural Soap, and Breakfast Sandwiches. The Havre Grace Farmer’s market comes alive every Saturday through November, with the BEST of Harford and Cecil County agricultural products. Farmer’s markets are a key part of sustainable farming practices. They make it possible for smaller farms to sell directly to consumers while also encouraging both organic and specialty farming. As a result, our dinner tables end up with both healthier and more interesting foods. Not only can you buy fresher, more nutritious, and better tasting food, you support our local agriculture community. 410.939.2100

15  Harford Heritage Festival

On the campus of Harford Christian School, 1736 Whiteford Road, Darlington, 11am-4pm. A wholesome, family, fall festival with games, food, contests, pony and hay rides. This outdoor festival includes attractions such as dunk tank, photo booth, moon bounce and many more games and activities. Food vendors include Chick-fil-A, Buon Gusto Pizza, Ball Park Diner and more. Come for our huge rummage sale at 7am and bring the family back for the festival. FREE. 410.457.5103 • harfordheritagefestival@harfordchristian.orgwww.harfordheritagefestival.org

15  2nd Annual Oktoberfest

Frank J. Hutchins Memorial Park, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 2-7pm. Bring the whole family for this family festive event! Enjoy German beer and wine while listening to a Bavarian band and watching the Bavarian dance group of the Delaware Saengerbund. They will be performing in the colorful “Tracht” – the traditional costume patterned after the distinctive style of Miesbach in Bavaria. You will find parking along our store fronts which allows you to shop our sidewalk sales and specials from our Downtown Merchants. You will also find additional merchandise vendors in the park…so start your Christmas shopping early! 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com/event/2nd-annual-oktoberfest/

15  Legends of the Fog

500 Carsins Run Road, Aberdeen. 6:30-10pm. Recommended for ages 10 and up. First, experience the Hopewell Haunted Hotel. You find yourself caged inside a mystifying labyrinth filled with secret doors, splitting paths, and vicious characters lurking around every corner. If you're lucky enough to check out, you will need to escape through the terrifying corn maze. With only the stars to help you navigate your path, in Cornstalkers, you must elude eerie creatures lurking in the corn. Next, climb aboard the haunted hayride, an action packed journey into the depths of the forest. As the fog consumes the land, the trail twists and takes you on a horrific journey through treacherous landscapes, trapping you at times in houses of horror where you fight to escape the clutches of a massive vulture, a den of venomous snakes, and the deadly grasp of Frostbite, the freezer demon. If you're tough enough to outlast the haunted hayride, you must confront your fears in Sinister Circus. Within seconds of entering Sinister Circus, you find yourself transported into the center ring of a big top show. Fog consumes the enormous room. You are bombarded by performers who invade your personal space with their tools of torture and acrobatic movements. When you're finally finished your incredible journey, you can take a deep breath and enjoy the festive midway, filled with entertainment, food, games, and a blazing bonfire. $30. Fast Pass - $15 each. 443.309.6900 • www.legendsofthefog.com

15  Beginnings: The Music of the Band Chicago

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. www.tickets.harford.edu

15, 16  Pumpkin Picking at Applewood Farm

Applewood Farm, LLC, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, 10am-4pm. Open Saturday and Sunday only - Sep 24 - Oct 30. Included in admission: Hayrides (continuous), Moon Bounce, Petting Zoo, Corn Maze, Kiddie Maze, Reindeer Antler Toss, Model Trains, Spooky Spot, Picture Boards, Applewood Play Ground, Picnic Area and Pedal Tractors. Applewood Express Train Ride - $4 Per Person. FREE to children 2 and under (must be accompanied by an adult). Cash at the gate, please. Visa/MC accepted once you are inside and on the farm. 443.417.6329 • www.applewoodfarm.org

16  Hawk Watch

Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Road, North East. 10am-12pm. Look high in the sky at Turkey Point and you will see migrating hawks and falcons. Join volunteers from Turkey Point Hawk Watch and Cecil Birding Club (and animals from the Scales & Tales program) to learn how to identify these birds of prey by color, shape, size, and silhouette. Meet at the Turkey Point Lighthouse parking lot. Donations welcomed. For more information, contact: Jeanette Thayer, 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

16  Impressions of Harford and Beyond

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Five women who are artists and friends tell their story of experiences, travels and paintings. Sponsored by the Harford Artists Association: Barbara Love, Robin Capecci, Sandra Norris, Barbara Kirchner and Alexandra Kopp. 410.879.4424

16  Little Haunts Sundays

Camp Hidden Valley, Mellow Road, White Hall, 2-6pm. Join us for trick-or-treating through the trail (minus the scare factor), campfire s’mores, games, crafts, hay maze, pumpkin painting and costume contests. $5 per person (all ages). * Additional cost for Harman’s pumpkins. https://valleyoftheaunted.com

16  2nd Annual Oktoberfest

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue. 2-7pm. Bring the whole family for this family festive event! Enjoy German beer and wine while listening to a Bavarian band and watching the Bavarian dance group of the Delaware Saengerbund. They will be performing in the colorful “Tracht” – the traditional costume patterned after the distinctive style of Miesbach in Bavaria. Parking available along our store fronts - shop our sidewalk sales and specials from our Downtown Merchants. Additional merchandise vendors in the park - start your Christmas shopping early! 410.939.2100

16  Legends of the Fog

500 Carsins Run Road, Aberdeen. 6:30-9pm. Recommended for ages 10 and up. First, experience the Hopewell Haunted Hotel. You find yourself caged inside a mystifying labyrinth filled with secret doors, splitting paths, and vicious characters lurking around every corner. If you're lucky enough to check out, you will need to escape through the terrifying corn maze. With only the stars to help you navigate your path, in Cornstalkers, you must elude eerie creatures lurking in the corn. Next, climb aboard the haunted hayride, an action packed journey into the depths of the forest. As the fog consumes the land, the trail twists and takes you on a horrific journey through treacherous landscapes, trapping you at times in houses of horror where you fight to escape the clutches of a massive vulture, a den of venomous snakes, and the deadly grasp of Frostbite, the freezer demon. If you're tough enough to outlast the haunted hayride, you must confront your fears in Sinister Circus. Within seconds of entering Sinister Circus, you find yourself transported into the center ring of a big top show. Fog consumes the enormous room. You are bombarded by performers who invade your personal space with their tools of torture and acrobatic movements. When you're finally finished your incredible journey, you can take a deep breath and enjoy the festive midway, filled with entertainment, food, games, and a blazing bonfire. $30. Fast Pass - $10 each. 443.309.6900 • www.legendsofthefog.com

17  Nature’s Playgroup – Session I

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9:30-10:30am. Ages 0-5 w/adult. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

17  Nature’s Playgroup – Session 2

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 11am-12pm. Ages 0 to 5 w/adult. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

18  National Aquarium 2016 Marjorie Lynn Bank Fall Lecture Series

501 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore. 6:30pm. Captain Renaud, executive director of the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, will speak about “Coral Reefs Through the Lens: A Living Oceans Foundation.” The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation helps to protect and restore ocean health through scientific research, education and outreach. Over the past 12 years, under the leadership of the retired U.S. Navy captain, the Foundation has developed into a world-class scientific organization dedicated to marine conservation, particularly of coral reef ecosystems. The 2016 Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series theme is “Creative Conservation: Sharing New Perspectives on Nature”. A Baltimore native, Marjorie Lynn Bank was an award-winning underwater photographer, avid conservationist and friend to the National Aquarium. After her death in 1994, the Bank family established the free lecture series as a tribute to her legacy of conservation and respect for aquatic life. The annual series features scientists, photographers, conservationists, activists, and researchers who are preeminent in their fields. FREE and open to the public. Space is limited. A suggested donation of $20 is appreciated to help the Aquarium continue to offer quality programs and inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. 410.576.3800 • www.aqua.org/lecture

18  Mind Full or Mindful? A Series of Seven Lectures about Mindfulness and the Practice of Mindfulness

Unitarian Universalists of Fallston, 1127 Old Fallston Road, Fallston. 7-8:15pm. Are you mind full or mindful or a little of both? Come discover the awe of mindfulness through a series of seven lectures beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2016 and continuing on Tuesdays through November 1, 2016.  Attend one or all seven lectures. Visit our Meet Up page for complete details. $10 - $15 suggested donation. 443.604.6191 • leelamae11@gmail.comwww.uufallston.org

19  Harford County Chamber of Commerce Mix and Mingle Networking

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

19  Nature Tots

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9:30-10:30am. Ages 2-3 w/adult. Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

19  Plankton Monitoring Studies

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

19  Nature Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 11am-12pm. Ages 4-5 w/adult. Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

20  Rocking Chair Story Time

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. 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. Each Thursday, 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. Our October 27th story time will be a “Not So Spooky” story time!  Costumes are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free! Registration is required. Please visit www.rockfieldmanor.com/events for more information or call 410.638.4565.

20  Ladew’s Fall Lecture Series: Add Some Cheer to Your Fall & Winter Containers w/Muffin Evander

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 10am-1pm. Ladew’s Fall Lecture Series features distinguished speakers who will offer insights and inspiration to garden lovers and gardeners of all ages and abilities. The presenters will take you on a journey through their explorations of garden design concepts, plant selections, growing techniques, floral design, and natural history, while offering rare glimpses into some of the nation’s most beautiful private gardens. Ladew’s Lecture Series is offered every Spring and Fall and is held in Harvey Ladew’s studio or barn gallery. Coffee and Danish are served at 10am. Lectures begin at 10:30am. Reservations should be made in advance and accompanied by payment. Registrants' names are checked at the door on the day of the program (tickets are not mailed). $25/members; $30/non-members. Series discount: Sign up for all 5 Daytime Lectures and receive one Free. Ladew Members $100; Non-members $120. Lunch (optional and by reservation): $12 Lunch. Reservations close on the Friday prior to each lecture. To register, call Rachel Hebert at 410.557.9570  ext. 261 • rhebert@ladewgardens.com, or register online at www.ladewgardens.com

20  Thursday Night Live!

Frank J. Hutchins Memorial Park, Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace. 7-10pm. Doors open at 6pm. Join us for our Thursday Night Live Concert Series featuring Sam Grow (Soul, Acoustic, Rock). Seating will be available. Food and beverages available for sale. This is a rain or shine event. In the event of bad weather, the concert will be moved indoors at the Community Center, 100 Lagaret Lane. Tickets available through Eventbrite or at the Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Avenue. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com

20  Simple Living Discussion Group - Sappari Solutions

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

20-23  Harriet’s Happiest Halloween

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 10/20 – 7pm; 10/21 – 5pm and 8pm; 10/22 – 5pm and 8pm; 10/23 – 1pm and 4pm. Harriet’s back on her quest to find the perfect Halloween costume!  There is sure to be tons of Halloween fun in this energetic show guaranteed to have you dancing in your seat!   Slip on your favorite Halloween costume and join her…..if you dare!  Admission $10 - $16. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

21  MSEA Convention – Harford County Public Schools Closed

21  Steppingstein – A Refined Oktoberfest Celebration

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 6-9pm. Enjoy authentic German food, wine, and beer!  Dance the night away to German polkas and waltzes.  A fundraiser to support Steppingstone’s educational programs. $50. 410.939.2299 • director@steppingstonemuseum.comwww.steppingstonemuseum.org

21  Legends of the Fog

500 Carsins Run Road, Aberdeen. 6:30-10pm. Recommended for ages 10 and up. First, experience the Hopewell Haunted Hotel. You find yourself caged inside a mystifying labyrinth filled with secret doors, splitting paths, and vicious characters lurking around every corner. If you're lucky enough to check out, you will need to escape through the terrifying corn maze. With only the stars to help you navigate your path, in Cornstalkers, you must elude eerie creatures lurking in the corn. Next, climb aboard the haunted hayride, an action packed journey into the depths of the forest. As the fog consumes the land, the trail twists and takes you on a horrific journey through treacherous landscapes, trapping you at times in houses of horror where you fight to escape the clutches of a massive vulture, a den of venomous snakes, and the deadly grasp of Frostbite, the freezer demon. If you're tough enough to outlast the haunted hayride, you must confront your fears in Sinister Circus. Within seconds of entering Sinister Circus, you find yourself transported into the center ring of a big top show. Fog consumes the enormous room. You are bombarded by performers who invade your personal space with their tools of torture and acrobatic movements. When you're finally finished your incredible journey, you can take a deep breath and enjoy the festive midway, filled with entertainment, food, games, and a blazing bonfire. $30. Fast Pass - $10 each. 443.309.6900 • www.legendsofthefog.com

21  Evening Hike and Campfire

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 7-8:30pm. All ages. Explore Eden Mill at dusk! Find out what mammals, birds, and insects become active when the sun goes down. End the evening with a campfire. Pre-Registration is required. $3/member; $5/non-member. 410.836.3050 •  edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

21  Switchfoot & Relient K Looking for America Tour

APG Federal Credit Union Arena, Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Information and tickets available at www.951shinefm.com

21-22  Valley of the Haunted Trail

Camp Hidden Valley, 4722 Mellow Road, White Hall, 6:30-10:30pm. Do you dare enter the trail? Find out what's looming in the deep, dark forest at Camp Hidden Valley. This is fear like you've never experienced. Not for the faint of heart. $15-$20. 410.272.0010 • www.valleyofthehaunted.com

21, 22  Havre de Haunts

Concord Point Coffee, 217 N. Washington Street, Havre de Grace, 7pm or 8:30pm. It is recommend that you arrive 15 minutes before your tour as tours begin promptly. Due to uneven terrain it is highly recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes. Also, feel free to bring a flashlight. We do carry lanterns or flashlights, but you are welcome to bring one along with you. Comfy shoes and a flashlight will certainly make your tour more pleasant. Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come-first serve basis. Tickets will be available for purchase starting in September. Advance ticket purchase available online. $1 will be added to the advance purchase pricing. Adult - $13; Child $10 (under 5 are free); Military - $10 with ID. http://havredehaunts.com/tour-info/

21-23  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

21-23  HallowRead Book Convention

Havre de Grace, at different venues throughout the town including the new library. 11am-10pm. Non-profit book convention bringing authors and readers together to celebrate a passion for the literary arts. HallowRead focuses on genre fiction and is themed around the Halloween season. Featuring local authors from Harford County and other locales in Maryland, as well as around the country there is something to see and do for everyone! All proceeds to benefit the library, LASOS and the Opera House foundation. $15-$65. hallowread13@gmail.comwww.hallowread.com

22  Bird Banding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 7am-12pm. All ages. Join Mark Johnson banding birds. Banding will take place at the Joe Vangrin Memorial Pavilion, located near the trail head, with intermittent walks to check the nets. The dates are tentative and weather permitting. No preregistration is required for this demonstration. FREE. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

22  Holly’s Hope 5K Run

Registration opens Aug. 15. Holly's Hope 5K and 1 Mile Walk was organized in 2014 by Bel Air resident Ethan Brito as a way to honor his Aunt Holly who is a survivor of abuse. Ethan also wanted to make the community and other area victims of abuse aware of the services provided by SARC so they would know there is a local resource to help them escape their abusive situations. www.sarc-maryland.org

22  Open House

The Catholic High School of Baltimore, 2800 Edison Hwy., Baltimore. 410.732.6200

22  The Catholic High School of Baltimore Open House

2800 Edison Highway, Baltimore. 10m-1pm. 410.732.6200

22 Book Launch and Cloud Foundation Fundraiser

Deer Spring Farm, Forest Hill. Meet Maelstrom, Cloud's Grandson, and Foundation founder Ginger Katherns. Fundraiser for Cloud Foundation to protect and preserve our wild horse populations. Meet Deborah Wilson, author of Hip Hop Tails, a series of books about the love of horses. Contact Karen, 443.865.3303

22  Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Jerusalem Mill Village, 2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville. $10 per car. 410.877.3560 • www.jerusalemmill.org

22  Havre de Grace Farmers Market

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue. 9am-12pm. Flowers, Pork, Chicken, Vegetables, Eggs, Honey, Baked Goods, Oils, Natural Soap, and Breakfast Sandwiches. The Havre Grace Farmer’s market comes alive every Saturday through November, with the BEST of Harford and Cecil County agricultural products. Farmer’s markets are a key part of sustainable farming practices. They make it possible for smaller farms to sell directly to consumers while also encouraging both organic and specialty farming. As a result, our dinner tables end up with both healthier and more interesting foods. Not only can you buy fresher, more nutritious, and better tasting food, you support our local agriculture community. 410.939.2100

22  Historical Society of Harford County

143 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 10am-2pm. Local historical exhibits, maps, plats, photographs, genealogy and 1800’s newspapers. Lectures, programs and social events throughout the year. 410.838.7691 • directorhshc@verizon.netwww.harfordhistory.org

22  Pumpkin Fest

Hawk’s Hill Creamery/Falling Branch Brewery, 825 Highland Road, Street. 11am-6pm. Pick a pumpkin, hay rides free with purchase of pumpkin, easy corn maze, make a scare crow, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, game area. Food and ice cream. Falling Branch Brewery open too during Pumpkin Fest hours.  No outside food or drinks allowed. No admission fee. www.hawkshillcreamery.com

22   Fall Fried Oyster and Ham Dinner

Ayres Chapel United Methodist Church, 3046 Ayres Chapel Road, White Hall. 3-7pm. Fresh, hand patted fried oysters and baked ham dinner with green beans, corn, potato salad, rolls, drinks. A portion of the proceeds will go to Lorraine's Pantry, a ministry of the church for those needing food and clothing in the community. The church is located approximately 8 miles north of Keene Dodge on Norrisville Road (Rt 23) and Ayres Chapel Roads. $25 adults. 410.692.2311 • ayreschapel@verizon.net

22  “Hip Hop Tails – A Bit of Sugar” Book Launch & Cloud Foundation Fundraiser

Deer Spring Farm, Forest Hill, 5-9pm. Meet author Deborah A. Wilson, Hip Hop, Maelstrom, Cloud’s grandson and guest speaker, Cloud Foundation Founder Ginger Katherns. Enjoy great food, music, live and silent auctions, photo ops and more! Proceeds go toward the Cloud Foundation. Tickets $45 adults, $20 ages 12 and under. Limited seating. Call Karen, 443.865.3303

22  Legends of the Fog

500 Carsins Run Road, Aberdeen. 6:30-10pm. Recommended for ages 10 and up. First, experience the Hopewell Haunted Hotel. You find yourself caged inside a mystifying labyrinth filled with secret doors, splitting paths, and vicious characters lurking around every corner. If you're lucky enough to check out, you will need to escape through the terrifying corn maze. With only the stars to help you navigate your path, in Cornstalkers, you must elude eerie creatures lurking in the corn. Next, climb aboard the haunted hayride, an action packed journey into the depths of the forest. As the fog consumes the land, the trail twists and takes you on a horrific journey through treacherous landscapes, trapping you at times in houses of horror where you fight to escape the clutches of a massive vulture, a den of venomous snakes, and the deadly grasp of Frostbite, the freezer demon. If you're tough enough to outlast the haunted hayride, you must confront your fears in Sinister Circus. Within seconds of entering Sinister Circus, you find yourself transported into the center ring of a big top show. Fog consumes the enormous room. You are bombarded by performers who invade your personal space with their tools of torture and acrobatic movements. When you're finally finished your incredible journey, you can take a deep breath and enjoy the festive midway, filled with entertainment, food, games, and a blazing bonfire. $30. Fast Pass - $15 each. 443.309.6900 • www.legendsofthefog.com

22  Billy Gardell Comedy Show

APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, 7:30pm. Billy Gardell, who starred as Officer Mike Biggs in the CBS hit TV series “Mike & Molly,” will star in a stand-up comedy show at the APGFCU Arena.  His act contains adult language and content and may not be appropriate for younger audience members.  Tickets will go on sale beginning August 29 starting at 10am. Before he made it to Hollywood, Gardell got his start as a stand-up comic performing in small towns, comedy clubs, and military bases.  Audience members rave about his show, which includes down to earth views of his rough childhood, wild adolescence, and family life. On TV, he served as the host of the game show, “Monopoly Millionaire’s Club,” for which he received an Emmy nomination, and co-starred in the critically acclaimed television series “Lucky.” His other television credits include “Yes Dear” and “Judging Amy,” on the Network, “My Name is Earl,” “The Practice,” “Monk” and “Gary the Rat.”  He stars as Colonel Tom Parker in “Million Dollar Quartet,” airing later this year on CMT. He made his major motion picture debut alongside Anthony Quinn and Sylvester Stallone in Avenging Angelo, and had a memorable scene with Billy Bob Thornton in the Cohen Brother’s film Bad Santa. He also appeared in You, Me & Dupree, plays Umpire Haze in the baseball feature, Undrafted, and appears in the upcoming Clint Eastwood directed film, Jersey Boys. As a standup comic, his comedy specials, "Billy Gardell: Halftime," premiered on Comedy Central and "Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs" premiered on Showtime. In addition he makes regular appearances on "NFL Today" on CBS Sports. Tickets are $29.50 to $74.50 ($74.50 ticket includes premier seating with a Photo-Op Meet & Greet prior to the show).  For tickets, call 443.412.2211 or visit www.LIVEatHarfordCC.com

22  Haunted Lock House

The Susquehanna Museum, 817 Conesteo Street, Havre de Grace. 7-9pm. Visit the Lock House at night for a haunted house full of tricks and treats! 410.939.5780 • www.thelockhousemuseum.org

A Harford's Heart Sponsored Event!
22  Ghoul & Oyster Roast

Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Rd., Edgewood. 7-11pm. Live Music by The Klassix, all-you-can-eat and drink; live and silent auctions; costume contest and much more! Benefits The Harford Center, providing services to support adults with disabilities have meaningful employment. $50. 410.939.4426 . www.harfordcenter.orgwww.harfordcenter.org/ghoul-oyster-roast1/

22  Historic Grist Mill Tour

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

22, 23  Pumpkin Picking at Applewood Farm

Applewood Farm, LLC, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, 10am-4pm. Open Saturday and Sunday only - Sep 24 - Oct 30. Included in admission: Hayrides (continuous), Moon Bounce, Petting Zoo, Corn Maze, Kiddie Maze, Reindeer Antler Toss, Model Trains, Spooky Spot, Picture Boards, Applewood Play Ground, Picnic Area and Pedal Tractors. Applewood Express Train Ride - $4 Per Person. FREE to children 2 and under (must be accompanied by an adult). Cash at the gate, please. Visa/MC accepted once you are inside and on the farm. 443.417.6329 • www.applewoodfarm.org

23  Pumpkin Fest

Hawk’s Hill Creamery/Falling Branch Brewery, 825 Highland Road, Street. 12pm-6pm. Pick a pumpkin, hay rides free with purchase of pumpkin, easy corn maze, make a scare crow, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, game area. Food and ice cream. Falling Branch Brewery open too during Pumpkin Fest hours.  No outside food or drinks allowed. No admission fee. www.hawkshillcreamery.com

23  Historic Hays House

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

23  Impressions of Harford and Beyond

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Five women who are artists and friends tell their story of experiences, travels and paintings. Sponsored by the Harford Artists Association: Barbara Love, Robin Capecci, Sandra Norris, Barbara Kirchner and Alexandra Kopp. 410.879.4424

23  Little Haunts Sundays

Camp Hidden Valley, Mellow Road, White Hall, 2-6pm. Join us for trick-or-treating through the trail (minus the scare factor), campfire s’mores, games, crafts, hay maze, pumpkin painting and costume contests. $5 per person (all ages). * Additional cost for Harman’s pumpkins. https://valleyoftheaunted.com

23  Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. www.tickets.harford.edu

23  Legends of the Fog

500 Carsins Run Road, Aberdeen. 6:30-9pm. Recommended for ages 10 and up. First, experience the Hopewell Haunted Hotel. You find yourself caged inside a mystifying labyrinth filled with secret doors, splitting paths, and vicious characters lurking around every corner. If you're lucky enough to check out, you will need to escape through the terrifying corn maze. With only the stars to help you navigate your path, in Cornstalkers, you must elude eerie creatures lurking in the corn. Next, climb aboard the haunted hayride, an action packed journey into the depths of the forest. As the fog consumes the land, the trail twists and takes you on a horrific journey through treacherous landscapes, trapping you at times in houses of horror where you fight to escape the clutches of a massive vulture, a den of venomous snakes, and the deadly grasp of Frostbite, the freezer demon. If you're tough enough to outlast the haunted hayride, you must confront your fears in Sinister Circus. Within seconds of entering Sinister Circus, you find yourself transported into the center ring of a big top show. Fog consumes the enormous room. You are bombarded by performers who invade your personal space with their tools of torture and acrobatic movements. When you're finally finished your incredible journey, you can take a deep breath and enjoy the festive midway, filled with entertainment, food, games, and a blazing bonfire. $30. Fast Pass - $10 each. 443.309.6900 • www.legendsofthefog.com

24  Nature’s Playgroup – Session I

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9:30-10:30am. Ages 0-5 w/adult. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

24  Nature’s Playgroup – Session 2

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 11am-12pm. Ages 0 to 5 w/adult. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

24  Harford County Commission for Women

McFaul Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, Room 5, Bel Air. 6:45pm. Open meeting to discuss resources for Harford County women in their endeavor for social, political and economic equality. FREE. 410.638.4739

25  Mind Full or Mindful? A Series of Seven Lectures about Mindfulness and the Practice of Mindfulness

Unitarian Universalists of Fallston, 1127 Old Fallston Road, Fallston. 7-8:15pm. Are you mind full or mindful or a little of both? Come discover the awe of mindfulness through a series of seven lectures beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2016 and continuing on Tuesdays through November 1, 2016.  Attend one or all seven lectures. Visit our Meet Up page for complete details. $10 - $15 suggested donation. 443.604.6191 • leelamae11@gmail.comwww.uufallston.org

26  Nature Tots

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9:30-10:30am. Ages 2-3 w/adult. Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

26  Plankton Monitoring Studies

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

26  Nature Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 11am-12pm. Ages 4-5 w/adult. Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

27  Ladew’s Fall Lecture Series: Behind the Scenes on Walnut Hill w/Kathy Hudson & Penney Hubbard

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 10am-1pm. Ladew’s Fall Lecture Series features distinguished speakers who will offer insights and inspiration to garden lovers and gardeners of all ages and abilities. The presenters will take you on a journey through their explorations of garden design concepts, plant selections, growing techniques, floral design, and natural history, while offering rare glimpses into some of the nation’s most beautiful private gardens. Ladew’s Lecture Series is offered every Spring and Fall and is held in Harvey Ladew’s studio or barn gallery. Coffee and Danish are served at 10am. Lectures begin at 10:30am. Reservations should be made in advance and accompanied by payment. Registrants' names are checked at the door on the day of the program (tickets are not mailed). $25/members; $30/non-members. Series discount: Sign up for all 5 Daytime Lectures and receive one Free. Ladew Members $100; Non-members $120. Lunch (optional and by reservation): $12 Lunch. Reservations close on the Friday prior to each lecture. To register, call Rachel Hebert at 410.557.9570  ext. 261 • rhebert@ladewgardens.com, or register online at www.ladewgardens.com

27  Rocking Chair Story Time – Not So Spooky Story Time

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. 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. Each Thursday, 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. Costumes are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free! Registration is required. Please visit www.rockfieldmanor.com/events for more information or call 410.638.4565.

27  National Geographic Live Speaker Series: Exploring the Red Planet

Chesapeake Theater at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for the final event in the National Geographic Live Speaker Series: Exploring the Red Planet. Take a front seat in the exploration of Mars with Kobie Boykins, a dynamic young engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Having helped design the Mars rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity, NASA engineer Kobie Boykins reveals what these robots are telling us about the existence of life on the red planet. A reception with the speaker takes place in the Chesapeake Center Dining Rooms on the Harford Community College campus from 6:15 - 7pm.  Light refreshments will be served. Harford County Public Library and Harford Community College Student Services are sponsors of the National Geographic Live Speaker Series.  Towson University is the reception sponsor. Tickets to the reception and premier seating at the lecture are $40 per person. Premier seating is $30 per person; orchestra seating, $20; terrace, $15; and Harford Community College students and youth aged 17 and under, $10; Call 443.412.2211 • www.LIVEatHarfordCC.comhttp://www.harford.edu/community/Live-at-HarfordCC.aspx

28  Legends of the Fog

500 Carsins Run Road, Aberdeen. 6:30-10pm. Recommended for ages 10 and up. First, experience the Hopewell Haunted Hotel. You find yourself caged inside a mystifying labyrinth filled with secret doors, splitting paths, and vicious characters lurking around every corner. If you're lucky enough to check out, you will need to escape through the terrifying corn maze. With only the stars to help you navigate your path, in Cornstalkers, you must elude eerie creatures lurking in the corn. Next, climb aboard the haunted hayride, an action packed journey into the depths of the forest. As the fog consumes the land, the trail twists and takes you on a horrific journey through treacherous landscapes, trapping you at times in houses of horror where you fight to escape the clutches of a massive vulture, a den of venomous snakes, and the deadly grasp of Frostbite, the freezer demon. If you're tough enough to outlast the haunted hayride, you must confront your fears in Sinister Circus. Within seconds of entering Sinister Circus, you find yourself transported into the center ring of a big top show. Fog consumes the enormous room. You are bombarded by performers who invade your personal space with their tools of torture and acrobatic movements. When you're finally finished your incredible journey, you can take a deep breath and enjoy the festive midway, filled with entertainment, food, games, and a blazing bonfire. $30. Fast Pass - $10 each. 443.309.6900 • www.legendsofthefog.com

28  Family Flicks: Ghostbusters (2016)

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

28, 29  Havre de Haunts

Concord Point Coffee, 217 N. Washington Street, Havre de Grace, 7pm or 8:30pm. It is recommend that you arrive 15 minutes before your tour as tours begin promptly. Due to uneven terrain it is highly recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes. Also, feel free to bring a flashlight. We do carry lanterns or flashlights, but you are welcome to bring one along with you. Comfy shoes and a flashlight will certainly make your tour more pleasant. Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come-first serve basis. Tickets will be available for purchase starting in September. Advance ticket purchase available online. $1 will be added to the advance purchase pricing. Adult - $13; Child $10 (under 5 are free); Military - $10 with ID. http://havredehaunts.com/tour-info/

28-29  Valley of the Haunted Trail

Camp Hidden Valley, 4722 Mellow Road, White Hall, 6:30-10:30pm. Do you dare enter the trail? Find out what's looming in the deep, dark forest at Camp Hidden Valley. This is fear like you've never experienced. Not for the faint of heart. $15-$20. 410.272.0010 • www.valleyofthehaunted.com

28-30  Pictures at an Exhibition – Around the World

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

29  Bird Banding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 7am-12pm. All ages. Join Mark Johnson banding birds. Banding will take place at the Joe Vangrin Memorial Pavilion, located near the trail head, with intermittent walks to check the nets. The dates are tentative and weather permitting. No preregistration is required for this demonstration. FREE. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

29  8th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and Kids Trick or Treat Walk

Harford Community College, Susquehanna Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, Registration 8-8:45am. Race begins at 9am. Presented by the Kent Schwab Allstate Agency. Jamie Costello, an anchor at ABC2, will serve as master of ceremonies. New this year will be a kids trick or treat walk for children ages 10 and younger beginning at 8am. It will be held in the popular children's area that features activities such as bounce houses, costumed characters, balloon art, face painting, a costume contest for the kids and more. The walk for children takes place before the 5K so that parents can participate in both events. Each pre-registered 5K participant will receive a T-shirt and refreshments after the race. Awards will be presented based on age groups and final times. Registration fee for the 5K race is $25 per person in advance (by noon on October 27) and $30 on race day. $15 per person for those under age 18 and accompanied by a registered adult. Children 10 and under are free of charge but must be registered to participate in the Halloween events. Participants may pre-register by visiting www.harford.edu/heather. 443.412.2449 • trclarke@harford.edu

29  Camera (Phone) Scavenger Hunt

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Rd., Pylesville, 9-10:30am. Ages 5-12. Bring your camera (or cell phone) and join us on a nature and Halloween-themed scavenger hunt. What will we find in the park? Pre-registration is required. $3/member or $5/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

29  Havre de Grace Farmers Market

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue. 9am-12pm. Flowers, Pork, Chicken, Vegetables, Eggs, Honey, Baked Goods, Oils, Natural Soap, and Breakfast Sandwiches. The Havre Grace Farmer’s market comes alive every Saturday through November, with the BEST of Harford and Cecil County agricultural products. Farmer’s markets are a key part of sustainable farming practices. They make it possible for smaller farms to sell directly to consumers while also encouraging both organic and specialty farming. As a result, our dinner tables end up with both healthier and more interesting foods. Not only can you buy fresher, more nutritious, and better tasting food, you support our local agriculture community. 410.939.2100

29  Pumpkin Fest

Hawk’s Hill Creamery/Falling Branch Brewery, 825 Highland Road, Street. 11am-6pm. Pick a pumpkin, hay rides free with purchase of pumpkin, easy corn maze, make a scare crow, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, game area. Food and ice cream. Falling Branch Brewery open too during Pumpkin Fest hours.  No outside food or drinks allowed. No admission fee. www.hawkshillcreamery.com

29  Swan Harbor Farm Wedding Expo

401 Oakington Road, Havre de Grace, 12-4pm. A free opportunity to connect with a wide variety of wedding & reception professionals including florists, caterers, photographers, wedding cakes, bridal gowns and much more! FREE. 410.939.6767 • info@swanharborfarm.orgwww.swanharborfarm.org

29  Tales and Treats – A Historic Halloween

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 6-9pm. Meet some characters from your imagination at HdG museums for Halloween.  Steppingstone will feature ghost stories in the barn, a campfire with s’mores, and fabulous stargazing! $3. 410.939.2299 • director@steppingstonemuseum.comwww.steppingstonemuseum.org

29  Legends of the Fog

500 Carsins Run Road, Aberdeen. 6:30-10pm. Recommended for ages 10 and up. First, experience the Hopewell Haunted Hotel. You find yourself caged inside a mystifying labyrinth filled with secret doors, splitting paths, and vicious characters lurking around every corner. If you're lucky enough to check out, you will need to escape through the terrifying corn maze. With only the stars to help you navigate your path, in Cornstalkers, you must elude eerie creatures lurking in the corn. Next, climb aboard the haunted hayride, an action packed journey into the depths of the forest. As the fog consumes the land, the trail twists and takes you on a horrific journey through treacherous landscapes, trapping you at times in houses of horror where you fight to escape the clutches of a massive vulture, a den of venomous snakes, and the deadly grasp of Frostbite, the freezer demon. If you're tough enough to outlast the haunted hayride, you must confront your fears in Sinister Circus. Within seconds of entering Sinister Circus, you find yourself transported into the center ring of a big top show. Fog consumes the enormous room. You are bombarded by performers who invade your personal space with their tools of torture and acrobatic movements. When you're finally finished your incredible journey, you can take a deep breath and enjoy the festive midway, filled with entertainment, food, games, and a blazing bonfire. $30. Fast Pass - $15 each. 443.309.6900 • www.legendsofthefog.com

29  Fall Fling Big Band Dance

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 7-10pm. A fun evening of big band dancing. Live big band dance music by the Bel Air Community Band Jazz Ensemble. Food, beer and wine will be available for sale. Halloween costumes welcome, but not necessary. Free Admission. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air, the Harford County Cultural Arts Board and the MD State Arts Council. 410.638.5323

29  Dave Gunning in Concert

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Highly acclaimed singer-songwriter from Nova Scotia who has been compared to Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn and Stan Rogers. Suggested Donation: $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

29, 30  Pumpkin Picking at Applewood Farm

Applewood Farm, LLC, 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, 10am-4pm. Open Saturday and Sunday only - Sep 24 - Oct 30. Included in admission: Hayrides (continuous), Moon Bounce, Petting Zoo, Corn Maze, Kiddie Maze, Reindeer Antler Toss, Model Trains, Spooky Spot, Picture Boards, Applewood Play Ground, Picnic Area and Pedal Tractors. Applewood Express Train Ride - $4 Per Person. FREE to children 2 and under (must be accompanied by an adult). Cash at the gate, please. Visa/MC accepted once you are inside and on the farm. 443.417.6329 • www.applewoodfarm.org

30  Pumpkin Fest

Hawk’s Hill Creamery/Falling Branch Brewery, 825 Highland Road, Street. 12pm-6pm. Pick a pumpkin, hay rides free with purchase of pumpkin, easy corn maze, make a scare crow, face painting, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, game area. Food and ice cream. Falling Branch Brewery open too during Pumpkin Fest hours.  No outside food or drinks allowed. No admission fee. www.hawkshillcreamery.com

30  Scapes by Cindy Mehr

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

30  Little Haunts Sundays

Concord Point Coffee, 217 N. Washington Street, Camp Hidden Valley, Mellow Road, White Hall, 2-6pm. Join us for trick-or-treating through the trail (minus the scare factor), campfire s’mores, games, crafts, hay maze, pumpkin painting and costume contests. $5 per person (all ages). * Additional cost for Harman’s pumpkins. https://valleyoftheaunted.com

30  Tales and Treats

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 6-9pm. Meet Steppingstone's historic haunts and ghosts at our family-friendly Halloween event! Hear stories and songs from the beyond, take a lantern-lit walk around our grounds, then join us at the bonfire for s'mores and hot cider. Check back soon for more information about this joint event weekend with Havre de Grace museums and historic sites. Admission by donation. www.thelockhousemuseum.org

30  Legends of the Fog

500 Carsins Run Road, Aberdeen. 6:30-9pm. Recommended for ages 10 and up. First, experience the Hopewell Haunted Hotel. You find yourself caged inside a mystifying labyrinth filled with secret doors, splitting paths, and vicious characters lurking around every corner. If you're lucky enough to check out, you will need to escape through the terrifying corn maze. With only the stars to help you navigate your path, in Cornstalkers, you must elude eerie creatures lurking in the corn. Next, climb aboard the haunted hayride, an action packed journey into the depths of the forest. As the fog consumes the land, the trail twists and takes you on a horrific journey through treacherous landscapes, trapping you at times in houses of horror where you fight to escape the clutches of a massive vulture, a den of venomous snakes, and the deadly grasp of Frostbite, the freezer demon. If you're tough enough to outlast the haunted hayride, you must confront your fears in Sinister Circus. Within seconds of entering Sinister Circus, you find yourself transported into the center ring of a big top show. Fog consumes the enormous room. You are bombarded by performers who invade your personal space with their tools of torture and acrobatic movements. When you're finally finished your incredible journey, you can take a deep breath and enjoy the festive midway, filled with entertainment, food, games, and a blazing bonfire. $30. Fast Pass - $10 each. 443.309.6900 • www.legendsofthefog.com

31  Nature’s Playgroup – Session I

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9:30-10:30am. Ages 0-5 w/adult. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

31  Nature’s Playgroup – Session 2

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 11am-12pm. Ages 0 to 5 w/adult. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

November

1-3  Historical Society of Harford County

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

2  Nature Tots

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9:30-10:30am. Ages 2-3 w/adult. Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

2  Plankton Monitoring Studies

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

2  Nature Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 11am-12pm. Ages 4-5 w/adult. Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

3  The Real Story of the Teddy Bear

2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, 12-4pm. Join us as we pay tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service. Meet Theodore Roosevelt and learn about how Teddy bears came to be. The village will be decorated with over 200 bears, make a cinnamon bear ornament, attend the reading of "The Legend of the Teddy Bear", visit the Holiday Boutique and visit the historic trades buildings. $10 per car. 410.877.3679 • jerusalemmill@yahoo.comwww.jerusalemmill.org

4  Harford County Public Schools Elementary 3-hour Early Dismissal

4  The Capitol Steps

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. Purchase tickets online at www.tickets.harford.edu

4  An Evening of Jazz

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

4, 5  A Flea in Her Ear

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

4-6  Pictures at an Exhibition – Around the World

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

4, 5  Lights Out at Legends of the Fog

500 Carsins Run Road, Aberdeen. 6:30-9pm. Begin your dark journey in our new Hopewell Haunted Hotel. Navigate our corn maze, Cornstalkers, with only the moonlight as your guide. Ride along a dark Hayride, wondering if each turn will be your last. Finally, try to make it through the Sinister Circus in pitch black. Even if you have experienced Legends of the Fog this year, this weekend takes the scare up a level and introduces you to new fears of the dark. TICKETS LIMITED – $30 PER PERSON. Fast Pass $10 each. 443.309.6900 • www.legendsofthefog.com

5  Havre de Grace Farmers Market

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue. 9am-12pm. Flowers, Pork, Chicken, Vegetables, Eggs, Honey, Baked Goods, Oils, Natural Soap, and Breakfast Sandwiches. The Havre Grace Farmer’s market comes alive every Saturday through November, with the BEST of Harford and Cecil County agricultural products. Farmer’s markets are a key part of sustainable farming practices. They make it possible for smaller farms to sell directly to consumers while also encouraging both organic and specialty farming. As a result, our dinner tables end up with both healthier and more interesting foods. Not only can you buy fresher, more nutritious, and better tasting food, you support our local agriculture community. 410.939.2100

5  Archer Lecture & Tea

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

6  Daylight Savings Time Ends – Set Your Clocks BACK One Hour

6  Scapes by Cindy Mehr

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

6  A Flea in Her Ear

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. www.tickets.harford.edu

7  Harford County Public Schools Professional Development – Schools Closed for Students

7  Nature’s Playgroup – Session I

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9:30-10:30am. Ages 0-5 w/adult. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

7  Nature’s Playgroup – Session 2

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 11am-12pm. Ages 0 to 5 w/adult. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

8  Election Day – Harford County Public Schools and Offices Closed

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

McFaul Senior Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, Room 4. 6:30pm. Open meeting to discuss events, public education of matters relating to the equality, equity and harmony of citizens of Harford County. FREE. 410.638.4739

9  Nature Tots

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9:30-10:30am. Ages 2-3 w/adult. Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

9  Plankton Monitoring Studies

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

9  Nature Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 11am-12pm. Ages 4-5 w/adult. Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Fall, snakes, camouflage, migration, turkeys, hibernation. Registration required. $35/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

10  Lecture and Discussion - Historical Buildings: Preserve, Restore or Adaptively Re-Use

Harford Community College, Hays-Heighe House, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 12:30-2pm. No admission fee, seating is limited. 443.412.2539 • haysheighe@harford.edu

10  National Aquarium 2016 Marjorie Lynn Bank Fall Lecture Series

501 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore. 6:30pm. National Geographic photographer Jeff Mauritzen will present his lecture titled “Looking at the World with Wonder: How Adopting a Child’s Perspective of the World Could Help Save It,” using visual storytelling to illustrate how looking at the world with childlike wonder can inspire environmental stewardship. Mauritzen is a seasoned and popular photography expert, guiding and lecturing on natural history-focused trips for National Geographic Expeditions. His adventures have immersed him in vivid landscapes in all seven continents and more than 60 countries around the world. The 2016 Marjorie Lynn Bank Lecture Series theme is “Creative Conservation: Sharing New Perspectives on Nature”. A Baltimore native, Marjorie Lynn Bank was an award-winning underwater photographer, avid conservationist and friend to the National Aquarium. After her death in 1994, the Bank family established the free lecture series as a tribute to her legacy of conservation and respect for aquatic life. The annual series features scientists, photographers, conservationists, activists, and researchers who are preeminent in their fields. FREE and open to the public. Space is limited. A suggested donation of $20 is appreciated to help the Aquarium continue to offer quality programs and inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures. 410.576.3800 • www.aqua.org/lecture

10  Lecture and Discussion - Historical Buildings: Preserve, Restore or Adaptively Re-Use

Harford Community College, Hays-Heighe House, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6:30-8pm. No admission fee, seating is limited. 443.412.2539 • haysheighe@harford.edu

11, 12  A Flea in Her Ear

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

11-13  Pictures at an Exhibition – Around the World

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

12  Havre de Grace Farmers Market

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue. 9am-12pm. Flowers, Pork, Chicken, Vegetables, Eggs, Honey, Baked Goods, Oils, Natural Soap, and Breakfast Sandwiches. The Havre Grace Farmer’s market comes alive every Saturday through November, with the BEST of Harford and Cecil County agricultural products. Farmer’s markets are a key part of sustainable farming practices. They make it possible for smaller farms to sell directly to consumers while also encouraging both organic and specialty farming. As a result, our dinner tables end up with both healthier and more interesting foods. Not only can you buy fresher, more nutritious, and better tasting food, you support our local agriculture community. 410.939.2100

12  Christmas Bazaar

Greenfield Senior Living at Bel Air, 1415 St. Francis Road, Bel Air, 10am-2pm. Showcasing various artisans and local crafters! Including Jamberry, Mary Kay, Origami Owl, DoTerra, HerbaLife, Log Cabin Crafts, Stampin' Up & even more local crafters! FREE. 410.420.6700 • cdombroskie@greenfieldseniorliving.com

12  North Park Trail Walk

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

13  Singerly Fire Company Annual Craft Show

300 Newark Avenue, Elkton. 9am-3pm. FREE admission. $20 per 30” x 96” table and $5 for electric if needed. Manufactured, imported or flea market material will not be accepted. Proceeds Benefit: Singerly Fire Company. For more information, contact: Tracy Streets 410.398.2078 x 257 • www.singerly.com

13  Historic Hays House

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

13  Scapes by Cindy Mehr

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

13  The Art of Hearth Cooking

Hays House Museum, 324 Kenmore Avenue, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Experience the sounds and aromas of seasonal foods prepared at the hearth by Pam Williams, an 18th century culinary expert and history interpreter. Adults $5, Students & Seniors $3, Children under 4 are Free. 410.838.7691

13  A Flea in Her Ear

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. www.tickets.harford.edu

15  Beginnings – The Music of the Band Chicago

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. Beginnings plays the music of one of the greatest American rock bands of all time – Chicago. Admission. $20 - $40. 443.412.2211

16  Harford County Chamber of Commerce Mix and Mingle Networking

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

16  Plankton Monitoring Studies

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

16  The Grapes of Wrath

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. www.tickets.harford.edu

17  Lecture and Discussion: From Prospect Hill Farm to Harford Community College

Harford Community College, Hays-Heighe House, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 12:30-2pm. www.harford.edu/community/hays-heighe-house

17  Lecture and Discussion: From Prospect Hill Farm to Harford Community College

Harford Community College, Hays-Heighe House, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6:30-8pm. www.harford.edu/community/hays-heighe-house

17  Kaleidoscope of Cultures

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6pm. Celebrating International Education Week, this event features outstanding performances by culturally diverse artists with free, interactive workshops led by performers. Proceeds benefit the HCC Foundation's Scholarship for International Students. More information on the performers will be posted closer to the event. General Seating: Adult: $3; Youth (Age 17 & Younger): FREE (ticket required). For more information, contact Dr. Stephanie Hallock at 443.412.2262.

17  Simple Living Discussion Group - Sappari Solutions

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

17  "Working the Water": Talk & Book Signing

HdG Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, 7pm. Photographer Jay Fleming has recently published his first book, "Working on the Water," a visual narrative of the watermen of the Chesapeake. He'll be giving a free talk and book signing at the Maritime Museum this November. The book comprises photographs of watermen, seascapes, workboats - many of which are from Havre de Grace. This flagship book is relevant to the seafood enthusiast, history buff, biologist and photography fan as well as all lovers of Bay life. This book is perfect for holiday gift-giving! FREE. 410.939.4800 •  hdgmaritimemuseum@verizon.nethttp://www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org/

18-20  Pictures at an Exhibition – Around the World

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

19  Fifth Annual Christmas Bazaar

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Avenue, Havre de Grace, (next to the new library). 9am-2pm.  Gift items, crafts, baked goods, jewelry, greenery. 410.939.2107 • stjohnshdg@comcast.net

19  Havre de Grace Farmers Market

Hutchins Park, Congress Avenue. 9am-12pm. Flowers, Pork, Chicken, Vegetables, Eggs, Honey, Baked Goods, Oils, Natural Soap, and Breakfast Sandwiches. The Havre Grace Farmer’s market comes alive every Saturday through November, with the BEST of Harford and Cecil County agricultural products. Farmer’s markets are a key part of sustainable farming practices. They make it possible for smaller farms to sell directly to consumers while also encouraging both organic and specialty farming. As a result, our dinner tables end up with both healthier and more interesting foods. Not only can you buy fresher, more nutritious, and better tasting food, you support our local agriculture community. 410.939.2100

19  The Underwater Bubble Show

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

19  Friction Farm in Concert

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Contemporary folk artists Christine Stay & Aidan Quinn combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes and quirky observations. From ballads to anthems each song is filled with harmony and hope. Suggested Donation: $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

20  Scapes by Cindy Mehr

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

20  Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service

Lighthouse Mission of Havre de Grace, 105 Wilson Street. 3-5pm. Ecumenical Worship Service to give thanks to all God’s Blessings & Love. 410.939.2464 • hdgumc@verizon.net

21-23 Harford County Public Schools Professional Development – Schools Closed for Students

24  Happy Thanksgiving, Harford County!

24-25  Harford County Public Schools Thanksgiving Break – Schools and Offices Closed

25  Festival of Trees Preview Party

Bel Air Armory, 37 N Main St, Bel Air, 5:30-8:30pm. The Preview Party, presented by MaGerk’s of Bel Air, offers the public the opportunity to be the first to see, bid and buy from all the decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses. With a $30 ticket, a guest is entitled to three day admission to the Festival of Trees, may partake of the delicious food prepared by MaGerk’s with a complimentary adult beverage, and a delicious dessert donated by Wegmanns. Easy listening entertainment will be provided by the talented John Sobus. Tickets are available at Preston’s of Bel Air, Jonathan’s Weddings and Flowers of Forest Hill. $30, includes 2 day admission to Festival of Trees. For more information, contact Sandy 410.838.3987 • dcguzzy@gmail.comwww.uchfoundation.org/2014/07/festival-of-trees/

25  Festival of Trees Preview Party

Bel Air Armory, 37 N Main St, Bel Air, 5:30-8:30pm. The Preview Party, presented by MaGerk’s of Bel Air, offers the public the opportunity to be the first to see, bid and buy from all the decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses. With a $30 ticket, a guest is entitled to three day admission to the Festival of Trees, may partake of the delicious food prepared by MaGerk’s with a complimentary adult beverage, and a delicious dessert donated by Wegmanns. Easy listening entertainment will be provided by the talented John Sobus. Tickets are available at Preston’s of Bel Air, Jonathan’s Weddings and Flowers of Forest Hill. $30, includes 2 day admission to Festival of Trees. For more information, contact Sandy 410.838.3987 • dcguzzy@gmail.comwww.uchfoundation.org/2014/07/festival-of-trees/

25, 26  Victorian Holiday Faire and Market

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, 11am-4pm. A Dicken’s Christmas comes to life with Carolers, hot treats and juried craft show for your Christmas shopping.  A great activity for all those Thanksgiving visitors! $10-$12. 410.939.2299 • director@steppingstonemuseum.comwww.steppingstonemuseum.org

25-27  Pictures at an Exhibition – Around the World

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

25-27  Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees

Maryland State Fairgrounds, The Cow Palace, 2200 York Road, Timonium. 11/ 25 – 10am-9pm – Festival Open to the Public; 10am-8pm – Live Entertainment; 11/26 – 10am-9pm – Open to the Public: 11am-8pm – Live Entertainment; 11/27 – 8am-10am – Breakfast with Santa (reservations required). 10am-6pm – Open to the Public; 11am-5pm – Live Entertainment. Join us in kicking off the holiday season by welcoming Santa Claus to our winter wonderland at this year’s annual Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees - the East Coast’s largest holiday-themed festival with decorated trees, a gingerbread town, shopping, endless holiday activities and non-stop entertainment for children of all ages! Breakfast with Santa guests will have the chance to meet and talk with the big man in red, enjoy their breakfast and have a jolly good ‘ole time exploring Festival before it opens to the general public! The Festival of Trees’ winter wonderland will feature more than 700 community-crafted trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses designed by local artists, corporations and schools. While wandering through the holiday spectacular, festivalgoers will enjoy live hourly entertainment and a visit to SantaLand, Santa’s ultimate theme park complete with “reindeer” pony rides, carousel rides, carnival games, train rides, a remote control car racetrack and more! And, with more than 100 gift boutiques and a silent auction, Festival of Trees is a one-stop-shop to mark off everything on your holiday gift list. Proceeds from Festival of Trees, presented by BB&T, directly benefit Kennedy Krieger Institute, appropriately marking the beginning of the holiday season by giving the gift of hope to the thousands of children treated at the Institute each year. Adults - $15; Seniors - $10; Children ages 5-12 - $7. Children age 4 and younger FREE. 443.923.7300 • www.festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.orgwww.facebook.com/KennedyKriegerFestivalofTrees. To purchase discounted tickets in advance or earn free tickets, visit www.festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org/tickets.html

26  Small Business Saturday in Downtown Bel Air

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. Check out our facebook page for more information. www.downtownbelair.com

26-27  CCA Festival of Trees

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 11/26 – 10am-6pm; 11/27 – 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

27  Christmas Open House

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, 1-4pm. Tour the historic Farm House with traditional decorations, a roaring fire, treats, and live music.  Museum store open for your Christmas shopping. FREE. 410.939.2299 • director@steppingstonemuseum.comwww.steppingstonemuseum.org

27  Historic Hays House

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

27  Scapes by Cindy Mehr

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

28  Harford County Commission for Women

McFaul Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, Room 5, Bel Air. 6:45pm. Open meeting to discuss resources for Harford County women in their endeavor for social, political and economic equality. FREE. 410.638.4739

30  Plankton Monitoring Studies

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

December

1  Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Happy Hour

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

2-4  Pictures at an Exhibition – Around the World

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

2-4  The Nutcracker

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

3  Christmas in the Village: The Real Story of The Teddy Bear

Jerusalem Mill Village, 2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville. 410.877.3560 • www.jerusalemmill.org

3  Authors & Artists Holiday Gift Sale

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

3  Cosy Sheridan in Concert

Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Award-winning singer-songwriter who is frank, thought-provoking, feisty, sublimely and devilishly funny. Suggested Donation: $10. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

3, 4  "Christmas at the Mansion"

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

3-4  Holiday Open House and Greens Sale

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

3-4  Holiday Open House & Sale

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

4  Scapes by Cindy Mehr

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

4  Annual Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony

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

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

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

6-8  Historical Society of Harford County

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

9  Harford County Public Schools Elementary 3-hour Early Dismissal

9  Holiday Open House at the Hays-Heighe House

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

9  An Evening of Jazz

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

9-11  Pictures at an Exhibition – Around the World

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

9-11  Annual Christmas Open House at Ladew Gardens

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 11am-4pm. Ladew Gardens celebrates "The Colors of Christmas" as local artists and Garden Clubs decorate the circa 1747 Manor House. The event also features an exceptional Greens Sale and seasonal music. The Ladew Cafe will be open for lunch. No reservations necessary. 410.557.9570 • www.ladewgardens.com

10  Holiday Boutique

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

10  44th Annual Candlelight Tour

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

11  Holiday Boutique

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

11  Historic Hays House

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

11  Scapes by Cindy Mehr

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

11  Bel Air Community Band Concert

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

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

McFaul Senior Activity Center, 525 W. MacPhail Road, Room 4. 6:30pm. Open meeting to discuss events, public education of matters relating to the equality, equity and harmony of citizens of Harford County. FREE. 410.638.4739

14  HCC Music Students in Recital

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

15  Simple Living Discussion Group - Sappari Solutions

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

15  Girls Night Out

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

16-18  Pictures at an Exhibition – Around the World

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

17  Winter Concert

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

18  Merry Tuba Christmas

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

21  Harford County Chamber of Commerce Mix and Mingle Networking

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

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

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

25  Merry Christmas, Harford County!

25-1/1  Happy Chanukah, Harford County!

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

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

2017

January

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

6  Harford County Public Schools Elementary 3-hour Early Dismissal

14  Allison Shapira & Kipyn Martin in Concert

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

16  Holiday - Harford County Public Schools and Offices Closed

February

3  Harford County Public Schools Elementary 3-hour Early Dismissal

11  Tim Grimm in Concert

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

20  Holiday - Harford County Public Schools and Offices Closed

March

3  Harford County Public Schools Elementary 3-hour Early Dismissal

11  Rob Lytle in Concert

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

31  Harford County Public Schools Elementary 3-hour Early Dismissal

April

8  Heather Pierson Trio in Concert

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

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

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

17  Spring Break – Harford County Public Schools Closed

28  Harford County Public Schools Elementary 3-hour Early Dismissal

May

13  MSG Acoustic Blues Trio in Concert

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

26  Harford County Public Schools Elementary 3-hour Early Dismissal

29  Holiday - Harford County Public Schools and Offices Closed

June

10  Gathering Time & Mara Levine in Concert

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

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

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

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