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February

1  Winter Children’s Program Series: Nature’s Playgroup & Nature Tots

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Playgroup – 9:30-10:30am; Tots – 11am-12pm. Ages: Playgroup – 0 to 5 (w/parent); Tots – 2 & 3 (w/parent). Little ones and their parents explore and discover the natural world during the winter season. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day’s theme. Topics will include owls, tracks, bears, groundhogs, beavers and ice. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50/member; $35/non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

1  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

2  A Series of Adventures for Young Children and Parents – Week 2: Do-Re-Wee Music Academy

Harford Day School, 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air, 9:30am. Make New Friends at Harford Day School! Join us for A Series of Adventures for Young Children and Parents. Register for individual classes or come to all 5 sessions Tuesdays, January 26, through February 23, 2016! Week 2: The Do-Re-Wee Music Academy is an early childhood music program that offers toddlers & preschoolers and their accompanying adult a quality introduction to music in a fun-filled group setting through songs, rhythm & rhyme, instruments, dance and more. Advance registration required. Classes are FREE. For questions, please contact Diane Russell, Director of Admissions, Harford Day School, 410.838.4848 • dianerussell@harfordday.org. To register, go to www.harfordday.org

2  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

2-4  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

3  Volunteer Opportunities: Plankton Monitoring Studies – Citizen Science

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10am-12pm. Ages: Adults. Our plankton program is open to interested individuals who would like to take part in monitoring and research.  Help is needed with collection, identification, analysis, and research.  This is a great opportunity for those interested in science to contribute to research at the Center.  All training is provided. Plan to attend at least two of the January dates for training. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

3  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

3  Nature Storybook Art

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

3  From “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” to “Compared to What?”

Hays-Heighe House, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 12:30-1:45pm. Lecture and discussion presented by Benny Russell. Seating is limited. No admission fee. To reserve a seat, call 443.412.2539 & #8226; haysheighe@harford.edu

4  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

4-7  Motor Trend International Auto Show in Baltimore

Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, 2/4 – 12-10pm; 2/5 – 10am-10pm; 2/6 – 10am-10pm; 2/7 – 10am-7pm. Spoiler Alert! The 2016 Motor Trend International Auto Show revs up for a weekend of high performance fun. Over 500 of the hottest new cars and trucks will be in one place, including the 2016 Motor Trend Car of the Year, the Chevrolet Camaro and a luxury lineup featuring the latest from Audi, Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Lexus, Infiniti, and Mercedes-Benz. Adults: $12, Kids (7-12): $5, Kids (6 and under): FREE.  baltautoshow@gmail.comhttp://autoshowbaltimore.com

5  Preschool Nature Series: Shadow or Not? Groundhog Fun!

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with adult. Your child’s natural curiosity will be engaged through stories, activities, live animals, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Register for one or all of the session! Pre-Registration IS required. $8/member or $10/non-member.  410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

5  HCC Actors Guild: With A Bang

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. By Peter McElligott. The end is coming - the book says so. The author is now dead and his daughter is being tapped by an array of unwilling angels to take up the task and finish the book to save the world. As the end draws nigh in a torrent of blood and magic, the world comes closer to conclusion. But how will it end? Produced through Special Arrangement with Peter McElligott. Reserved Seating: Adult $12; Senior (Age 60+) $8; Youth (Age 17 & Younger) $8; HCC Student $8. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

5, 6  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

5-7  Starving Artist’s Sale

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

5-7  56th Annual Bel Air Gun Show

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 2/5 – 5-9pm; 2/6 – 9am-5pm; 2/7 – 9am-3pm. Bel Air's longest running gun show, featuring a wide selection of modern and vintage firearms from many of the areas gun dealers. Historic displays, knives, hunting equipment, hunting and firearms related collectibles, firearms raffles, good food. All proceeds benefit conservation and scholarship activities for Harford County Chapter: Izaak Walton League of America. Admission $5 for adults and $2 for students under 16. 410.303.6145

6  Hearts and Crafts “Valentine Craft Fair”

Knights of Columbus, 23 Newport Drive, Forest Hill, 9am-2pm. Come shop from our areas best artist, crafters and direct sales vendors. Whether you’re looking for a hand crafted item, candles, skin care, soaps, jewelry, home decor, holiday decorations, Sweets for you Sweet, clothing, handbags, accessories, man-cave items, etc., you’ll find it here. Raffle event to benefit the Harford County Humane Society. FREE. 410.893.6442 • artistryofdesign@aol.com

6  Still Life Drawing

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Rd., Pylesville, 9-11am. Ages teenager to adult. Are you interested in sketching from nature and learning more about your subjects? Do you want to discover where art and science meet? Then join Eden Mill's winter still life drawing course for an opportunity to find sculptural forms in nature using an artistic naturalist’s eye. After a brief presentation on a unique drawing technique, spend the morning drawing from your choice of a variety of displays. All skill levels are invited to participate! Pre-Registration IS required: $7/member or $9/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

6  Bass Class 2016

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, 10am-4pm. Improve your bass fishing with this excellent course covering many topics ranging from seasonal planning, smallmouth baits, line, and much more! Admission includes coffee/doughnuts served in the morning and a catered lunch, in addition to a full day of seminars by top bass fishing pros. There will also be door prizes, and a lengthy Q&A/discussion period, where you can get all your questions answered. Class size is limited to 35 anglers, so be sure to pre-register today! $50. 410.939.9414 • hdgmaritimemuseum@verizon.netwww.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

6  A Hunt for Tracks

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Meet at Bosely Conservancy. 10:30am-12pm. Ages 6-adult, under 13 w/adult. Although wildlife is quick to hide when people are around, they do leave signs and tracks for us to find! Bring fresh eyes and sturdy shoes to search the trails of Bosely for signs of wildlife. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

6  Critter Feeding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 11-11:30am. Join us in the nature center as we learn about, and feed, our critters. Take a turn feeding one of the turtles their meal! Pre-Registration is required. FREE. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

6  Taken: A Pop-Up Shop in Downtown Bel Air

Lutz Building, 8 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 12-6pm. A pop-up shop to celebrate all the things we love! Explore limited edition and one of a kind items for your home. Shop celebrates local artists and makers, great vintage finds in a unique event experience. www.belairmaryland.org

6  Frosty Family Filmfest: Minions

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 1pm. Escape the cold and the winter blahs for fun family-friendly movies on the big screen in the Chesapeake Theater. General Seating: $3. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

6  Candle Making Workshop

Lutz Building, 8 North Main St Bel Air, 2-4pm. Sip, Taste and Make while mingling with other DIY enthusiasts. Make 2 of your very own candles with scents ranging from seasonal to floral to earthy. In addition to candle making, you'll be treated to fresh baked goodies and hot beverages courtesy of Coffee Coffee in Belair. $43.19. info@knitssoyandmetal.comwww.knitssoyandmetal.com

6  Frosty Family Filmfest: Teen Beach 2

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 4pm. Escape the cold and the winter blahs for fun family-friendly movies on the big screen in the Chesapeake Theater. General Seating: $3. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

6  Leight Speaker Series – Nature and Nosh: Prehistoric Use of Local and Imported Lithic Materials

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 4-6pm. Ages: Adults. By Dan Coates, Archeological Soc. of the Northern Chesapeake, Inc. Harford County was a primary source of many different types of stone for prehistoric tools. Raw materials and artifacts from local registered archeological sites will be on hand with a detailed presentation of practical prehistoric stone use. The Leight Speaker Series offers informal lectures on topics of interest in the field of natural science. These events are intended for general audiences and provide an opportunity for people to interact with local scientists and science educators while learning about relevant research and gaining practical knowledge. Each informal lecture will be followed by a social time including refreshments, when participants can continue discussions with the speaker. Donations welcome. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

6  9th Annual Red Pump Ball

Water’s Edge Events Center, 4687 Milennium Drive, Belcamp. This special evening of dining, dancing, and celebrating benefits the Heart and Vascular Institute at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health. Open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and dinner. Dancing and live music featuring Baltimore's own The Klassix. Silent auction and raffles of beautiful items. $120 per person. 443.643.3469 • www.uchfoundation.org

6  HCC Actors Guild: With A Bang

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. By Peter McElligott. The end is coming - the book says so. The author is now dead and his daughter is being tapped by an array of unwilling angels to take up the task and finish the book to save the world. As the end draws nigh in a torrent of blood and magic, the world comes closer to conclusion. But how will it end? Produced through Special Arrangement with Peter McElligott. Reserved Seating: Adult $12; Senior (Age 60+) $8; Youth (Age 17 & Younger) $8; HCC Student $8. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

7  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 1-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

7  Terrific Terrariums

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-3:30pm. Ages 12 – adult, under 13 w/adult. Fight the wintertime blues with a tiny green space! Create a terrarium to brighten your home or office. All supplies provided! Space is limited, registration required. $13.50/member; $15/non-member/project. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

7  HCC Actors Guild: With A Bang

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. By Peter McElligott. The end is coming - the book says so. The author is now dead and his daughter is being tapped by an array of unwilling angels to take up the task and finish the book to save the world. As the end draws nigh in a torrent of blood and magic, the world comes closer to conclusion. But how will it end? Produced through Special Arrangement with Peter McElligott. Reserved Seating: Adult $12; Senior (Age 60+) $8; Youth (Age 17 & Younger) $8; HCC Student $8. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

8  Winter Children’s Program Series: Nature’s Playgroup & Nature Tots

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Playgroup – 9:30-10:30am; Tots – 11am-12pm. Ages: Playgroup – 0 to 5 (w/parent); Tots – 2 & 3 (w/parent). Little ones and their parents explore and discover the natural world during the winter season. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day’s theme. Topics will include owls, tracks, bears, groundhogs, beavers and ice. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50/member; $35/non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

8  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

9  A Series of Adventures for Young Children and Parents – Week 3: The Creative Cow

Harford Day School, 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air, 9:30am. Make New Friends at Harford Day School! Join us for A Series of Adventures for Young Children and Parents. Register for individual classes or come to all 5 sessions Tuesdays, January 26, through February 23, 2016! Week 3: The Creative Cow will provide an open-ended, child-directed Valentine activity focusing on process over product!  Your child will create a one of a kind masterpiece using both traditional and unexpected art materials. Advance registration required. Classes are FREE. For questions, please contact Diane Russell, Director of Admissions, Harford Day School, 410.838.4848 • dianerussell@harfordday.org. To register, go to www.harfordday.org

9  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

9  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  9th Annual Mardi Gras Parade

City Wide, Havre de Grace. 6:30pm. Bourbon Street comes alive for Mardi Gras this year. Join in the festivities as we parade down Bourbon Street to Washington Street ending at American Legion on St. John’s Street. Rain/snow date – Friday, February 12. FREE. 410.939.2100 • www.explorehavredegrace.com

10  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

10  Volunteer Opportunities: Plankton Monitoring Studies – Citizen Science

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10am-12pm. Ages: Adults. Our plankton program is open to interested individuals who would like to take part in monitoring and research.  Help is needed with collection, identification, analysis, and research.  This is a great opportunity for those interested in science to contribute to research at the Center.  All training is provided. Plan to attend at least two of the January dates for training. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

10  Nature Storybook Art

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

11  Estuary Science Lab Series – For Adults! Plankton are Sexy!

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10:30am-12pm. Explore the secret world of zooplankton – microscopic creatures living in the water of Otter Point Creek. Reproductive strategies will be emphasized. Check out ways to use your cell phone to view microscopic organisms. Space is limited, registration required. $3.60/member; $4/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

11  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

11  Schroeder’s Beethoven

St. Matthew Lutheran Church Chapel, 1200 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. 7pm. A musical tribute to Beethoven that is part of the Harford County Public Library's Peanuts...Naturally exhibition. The free concert, presented in partnership with the Maryland Conservatory of Music, features pianist Duke Thompson and students of the Maryland Conservatory of Music. The performance is a tribute to the Peanuts character Schroeder's love of classical music and particularly Beethoven. Classical music was a passion of Peanuts' creator Charles Schulz. Careful observers of Peanuts cartoon panels will note that Schroeder performs actual bars from Beethoven’s works. Seating for the concert is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. 410.638.3151 • hcplonline.org.

12  Harford County Public Schools – Elementary Schools 3 Hour Early Dismissal

12  Preschool Nature Series: Let it Snow!

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with adult. Your child’s natural curiosity will be engaged through stories, activities, live animals, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Register for one or all of the session! Pre-Registration IS required. $8/member or $10/non-member.  410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

12  Valentine’s Day Dinner

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 6:30pm. Join professional impersonators Eric Richardson and Steve Roman, as Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr. respectively. $. 410.838.7691

12, 13  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

12-14  Starving Artist’s Sale

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

13  Aquatic Animals of Eden Mill

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9am-12pm. Ages 14+. Have you ever seen a ripple in the water, a chewed branch floating in the creek, explored a beaver canal, or seen a beaver lodge? Join Frank Marsden to take a look at these fascinating creatures and then hike along Deer Creek to discover the habitat of the Beaver, Minks, Muskrats, and Otters of Eden Mill. Pre-registration is required!  $10/member or $15/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

13  Birds of Leight Park: Love is in the Air

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10am-12pm. Ages 8-adult, under 13 w/adult. Explore the area around the Estuary Center listening and looking for our 'native lovebirds' with guest birder, Ruth Bergstrom, of the Harford County Bird Club. Binoculars and chocolaty treats provided. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70/member; $3/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

13  Critter Feeding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 11-11:30am. Join us in the nature center as we learn about, and feed, our critters. Take a turn feeding one of the turtles their meal! Pre-Registration is required. FREE. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

13  Woof You Be My Meow-entine, a Valentine-themed Pet Adoption Open House

PetValu in Abingdon, 3491 Merchant Boulevard, Abingdon, (Located in the Boulevard at Box Hill). 11am-2pm. To celebrate the Maryland SPCA expanding adoption services to Harford County, PetValu in Abingdon is hosting an Open House featuring adoptable kittens and dogs from the Maryland SPCA. Adoption counselors from the MD SPCA will be doing same-day adoptions. Kittens from the Maryland SPCA are now available for adoption at PetValu in Abingdon seven-days-a-week (Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm and Sunday from 10am-6pm). All Maryland SPCA pets are vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchipped before being available for adoption. Adoption fees vary. 443.243.5868 • tregester@mdspca.org

13  What’s That Smell?

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-3:30pm. Ages 6 – adult, under 13 w/adult. It's skunk cabbage! Find out how this very cool, yet hot plant carves out its late winter bloom niche. Hike the nearest wetlands to see if it has made an appearance well before all other wildflowers. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

13   Leight Speaker Series – Nature and Nosh: Fish Passage and Dam Removal in Maryland

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 4-6pm. Ages: Adults. By Jim Thompson, Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Jim Thompson, Fish Passage Coordinator for MD DNR, talks about the importance of fish passage and dam removal in Maryland for restoring migratory fish populations. “Blow your mind” with information on how dam removals may be one of the best tools to restore the Chesapeake Bay. The Leight Speaker Series offers informal lectures on topics of interest in the field of natural science. These events are intended for general audiences and provide an opportunity for people to interact with local scientists and science educators while learning about relevant research and gaining practical knowledge. Each informal lecture will be followed by a social time including refreshments, when participants can continue discussions with the speaker. Donations welcome. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

13  The Jason Bishop Show: America’s Hottest Illusionist

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 200 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Jason Bishop is an international award-winning illusionist whose breathtaking show features stunning and original state of the art magic, mesmerizing sleight of hand, exclusive grand illusions and close-up magic projected onto a huge movie screen. This world-class performer keeps audiences spellbound — Jason may have a person passing through his body one moment, or make goldfish appear from nowhere the next! Underscored by an outstanding rock and pop soundtrack, Jason's funny and truly magical show treats audiences of all ages to some of the world's most astonishing illusions. Part of the BGE Family Series sponsored by BGE. Reserved Seating: Premium $25; Orchestra $20; Terrace $15. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

13  Beggar’s Ride & Robert Bobby Duo

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

13, 14  Candlelight Valentine’s Dinner

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road. Rockfield Manor hosts its 15th annual Valentine’s Day Dinner catered by Pairings Bistro. Enjoy a perfectly paired menu with great wine in an intimate setting. Live music sets the tone for this romantic evening. Space is limited. For tickets and reservations, please contact Pairings at 410.569.5006

14  Valentine’s Photos With Your Pet and Friendship Vows

Baltimore Humane Society, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, 12-4pm. Take a vow of forever friendship with your furry friend or get a Valentine photo together. Show the love this Valentine’s Day at Baltimore Humane Society’s BowWow Meow Chapel of Love when you can bring your pet for a Forever Friendship Valentine Photo or take a vow of forever friendship in a fully officiated, individual friendship ceremony. Photos by John Milleker Photography can be taken home with you that day and are only $10. Want to express your commitment to your forever friend? Enjoy your very own officiated friendship ceremony! Officiant, Missi Kibelbek, will perform a personal ceremony for just you and your pet(s). You’ll also receive a Forever Friendship certificate and a 4x6 Valentine photo that you can take home with you after the ceremony. Proceeds from the nominal fee of $15 go to the care of our homeless animals here at Baltimore Humane Society. You can also have a pet-only ceremony for furry friends who are best buds. What better or more fun way to express your love of animals on Valentine’s day? Sign up now for your ceremony time! $5-$15. 410.833.8848 x 202 • goldband@bmorehumane.orgwww.bmorehumane.org/news-events/valentines-day

14  Meet a Critter

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

14  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 1-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

14  Sweetheart Sunday Featuring Sleepless in Seattle

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 2pm. Spend Valentine's Day watching Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in this feel-good love story directed by Nora Ephron. This popular romantic comedy will look amazing on the big screen in the Chesapeake Theater! MPAA Rating: PG for some language. Film length: 105 mins. General Seating: $3. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

14  Brrr – How do Animals Survive in Winter?

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-3:30pm. Ages 6 – adult, under 13 w/adult. Animals adapt differently to survive winter weather. Find out who is active and who's not. Take a short walk outside around the Center for signs of animals that may be overwintering here, asleep or awake! Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

15  Harford County Public Schools Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed

15  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

15  Addressing the Fundamental Causes of Inequality Internationally

Harford Community College, Havre de Grace Hall, Room 212, 401 Thomas Run Rd., Bel Air, 7pm. Addressing the Fundamental Causes of Inequality Internationally is the topic of the February 15th AAUW meeting which is open to the public. 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. The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Go to aauw.harford.membership@gmail.com for more information. FREE. 443.412.2023 • trilobite929@comcast.netwww.harfordcounty-md.aauw.net

16  A Series of Adventures for Young Children and Parents – Week 4: Fit4Mom

Harford Day School, 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air, 9:30am. Make New Friends at Harford Day School! Join us for A Series of Adventures for Young Children and Parents. Register for individual classes or come to all 5 sessions Tuesdays, January 26, through February 23, 2016! Week 4: Stroller Strides (Fit4Mom) is a total fitness program that moms can do with their child. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller, and the environment (indoors for this session). Advance registration required. Classes are FREE. For questions, please contact Diane Russell, Director of Admissions, Harford Day School, 410.838.4848 • dianerussell@harfordday.org. To register, go to www.harfordday.org

16  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

17  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

17  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

17  Volunteer Opportunities: Plankton Monitoring Studies – Citizen Science

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10am-12pm. Ages: Adults. Our plankton program is open to interested individuals who would like to take part in monitoring and research.  Help is needed with collection, identification, analysis, and research.  This is a great opportunity for those interested in science to contribute to research at the Center.  All training is provided. Plan to attend at least two of the January dates for training. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

17  Nature Storybook Art

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

18  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

18  Shank Series African American History Lecture

Susquehanna Museum, 817 Conesteo St, Havre de Grace, 7pm. Come to the Lock House to learn about our upcoming exhibit on African American History in Havre de Grace, presented by our exhibit interns. FREE. 410.939.5780 • lockhousemuseum@gmail.comwww.thelockhousemuseum.org

18  Simple Living Discussion Group - Topic: The Right Way to Organize

Bahoukas GreenJoy, 467 Franklin St., Havre de Grace. 7-8:30pm. Are you stumped with what the best organizing method is to get and stay organized?  Have you read books or articles with conflicting or impossible themes to incorporate into your life?  Learn the basics to organizing that you can apply anywhere to any situation. 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. Open House February $1. 443.904.5412 • info@sapparisolutions.comwww.sapparisolutions.com

19  Preschool Nature Series: Fabulous Foxes

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with adult. Your child’s natural curiosity will be engaged through stories, activities, live animals, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Register for one or all of the session! Pre-Registration IS required. $8/member or $10/non-member.  410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

19  6th Annual Upper Chesapeake Summer Center for the Arts Art Auction Fundraiser

The Chesapeake Bay Golf Clubhouse, 128 Karen Drive, Rising Sun. 7-10pm. Cecil County Public Schools, along with its sponsor, the Friends of UCSCA @ Cecil County Arts Council, extends an invitation to attend the UCSCA Art Auction. The Upper Chesapeake Summer Center for the Arts (UCSCA) is an eight-day student residential program held at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland. UCSCA provides experiences in two-/three-dimensional visual arts, dance, digital arts, theatre, instrumental music, vocal music, and literary arts. This program continues to serve the most outstanding young artists in Maryland and has truly been a life-changing experience for hundreds of aspiring artists. Funds generated are earmarked for student scholarships for students to attend the program each year. Proceeds Benefit: Upper Chesapeake Summer Center for the Arts. $10 entry fee includes: free bid card, complimentary wine tastings, hors d'oeuvres, and live music. Visit UCSCA on Facebook, call 410.996.5424 • cjdixon@ccps.org

19, 20  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

19-21  Starving Artist’s Sale

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

20  Critter Dinner Times

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 10:30am. Watch our turtles, amphibians, and snakes eat as you learn about these fascinating creatures. Drop In program. No registration, no fee, all ages. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

20  Critter Feeding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 11-11:30am. Join us in the nature center as we learn about, and feed, our critters. Take a turn feeding one of the turtles their meal! Pre-Registration is required. FREE. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

20  Frosty Family Filmfest: Jurassic World

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 1pm. Escape the cold and the winter blahs for fun family-friendly movies on the big screen in the Chesapeake Theater.  General Seating: $3. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

20  Frozen Marsh Walk

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, meet at Bosely Conservancy. 2-3:30pm. Ages 8 – adult, under 13 w/adult. Step into another world as you explore areas of Bosely Conservancy, trekking into the woods to catch sight of the frozen marsh. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

20  Frosty Family Filmfest: Teen Beach 2

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 4pm. Escape the cold and the winter blahs for fun family-friendly movies on the big screen in the Chesapeake Theater.  General Seating: $3. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

20  Leight Speaker Series – Nature and Nosh: Fueling the Future with Algae

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 4-6pm. Ages: Adults. By Emily Trentacoste, US Environmental Protection Agency. The production of biofuels from algae is a potential alternative to traditional fossil fuel production. Technological breakthroughs in the field are getting us closer than ever before to using algae as economically viable fuel sources. The Leight Speaker Series offers informal lectures on topics of interest in the field of natural science. These events are intended for general audiences and provide an opportunity for people to interact with local scientists and science educators while learning about relevant research and gaining practical knowledge. Each informal lecture will be followed by a social time including refreshments, when participants can continue discussions with the speaker. Donations welcome. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

20  A Bubbly Soiree

Be More Inspired Wedding Studio, 24 S. Main Street, Bel Air, 7-9pm. Join us at our annual Bubbly Soiree! The event celebrates newly engaged couples and allows them the opportunity to mix and mingle with Maryland’s premier wedding creatives in an exciting cocktail party atmosphere. The first 50 newly engaged through the door will receive a complimentary Marigold & Grey swag bag. Enter to win our Ultimate Wedding Giveaway, compliments of the Be More Inspired Wedding Studio partners. See what all the buzz is about, visit our Facebook event page. FREE. 410.838.4802 • info@mooreandcoevents.com

20, 21   Maryland Safe Boating Class

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace. Offered by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. This course satisfies the requirements for operating a vessel on Maryland waters and a Maryland Department of Natural Resources Certificate of Boating Safety Education is issued upon satisfactory completion. Instructors teach two sessions. Attendance at both sessions is required followed by a test. Half of all proceeds for classes at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum go to the museum. Contact Abe Spergel 443.504.3880 • safeboating2207@gmail.com

20, 21  11th Annual Maple Magic!

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton.  Two programs each day: 12pm and 2pm (programs last 1 ½ hour). Guests of all ages are invited to experience the process of making real maple syrup. Participate in an indoor presentation, followed by a nature hike where we identify maple trees, learn to tap maple trees, collect some sap and boil it down into delicious, amber syrup.  End the day with tasty treats of Ladew syrup, maple candy, and a pancake snack! Space is limited.  Advance registration is recommended.  Admission: Adults $10; Seniors (62+) and Students $8; Children $5 (ages 3 - 12); Free for children under 3. Call 410.557.9570 to register for preferred date and time, or register online at www.LadewGardens.com

21  Volunteer Opportunities – Invasinators

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 12-2pm. Ages 14-adult. Become part of the volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers. Dress for the weather and be prepared to be working at both Leight Park and the Bosely Conservancy. Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

21  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 1-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

21  Native Pollinator Hotels

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 2-4pm. Ages 8 – adult, under 13 w/adult. Spring is around the corner meaning native pollinators will be back in action! Build a native pollinator hotel for your yard and learn about the array of species that you will "bee" helping. Space is limited, registration required. $10.80/member; $12/non-member/project. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

21  5th Annual C. Milton Wright Senior Fashion Show - Prom 2016

C. Milton Wright High School, 1301 N. Fountain Green Road, Bel Air, 2-5pm. Come join us for a fun filled afternoon of music, talent, FASHION and fun!! The senior class of 2016 will be modeling the latest Prom fashions to help raise funds for their Project Graduation. This year's theme is Pre-Prom Party!! Fantastic raffles, food and door prizes. Perfect for all ages. Tickets available in advance and at the door. $5 student; $10 adults. 516.983.1733 • cmwfashionshow@gmail.comwww.cmwprojectgraduation.weebly.com

21  InterPlay Workshop

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County, 2515 Churchville Rd., Churchville. 3-5pm. InterPlay is a practice and philosophy toward wellness rooted in the power of play, which helps us unlock the wisdom of the body. InterPlay's creative process uses easy-to-learn forms of movement, stillness and storytelling that anyone can do. All body shapes and sizes and all degrees of comfort with movement are welcome. InterPlay is a global movement dedicated to helping the whole person thrive: body, mind and spirit. Facilitator: Rev. Lisa Ward. Childcare is available upon request. $5. 410.734.7122 • hazelhopkins2@gmail.comoffice@uufhc.netwww.uufhc.net

21  Volunteer Opportunities – Grasses to the Masses Workshop

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 3:30-5pm. Ages 6 – adult, under 16 w/adult. Learn what submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is, why it is important to the Bay, and how you can help restore bay grasses. In this free workshop for volunteers, you will be given instruction, equipment, and plant material to grow SAV in your home. Then join us this spring to plant the SAV in Otter Point Creek.  No experience necessary. Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

21  Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Featuring A Saxophone and Piano Recital with Jeremy Koch, saxophone and Yu-Hsuan Liao, piano. General seating: Adult - $10; Youth (Age 3-17) $1; HCC Students Free with HCC ID. www.liveatharfordcc.com

21  17th Annual Winter Wine Expo

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road. Bel Air. 3-6pm. The Annual Wine Expo is an afternoon of wine, hors d’oeuvres and delectable desserts. Join us for the chance to sample hundreds of fine wines from around the world and a terrific selection of craft beers. Admission $40 in advance, $50 at door, $20 designated driver. 443.412.2211www.liveatharfordcc.com

22  Winter Children’s Program Series: Nature’s Playgroup & Nature Tots

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Playgroup – 9:30-10:30am; Tots – 11am-12pm. Ages: Playgroup – 0 to 5 (w/parent); Tots – 2 & 3 (w/parent). Little ones and their parents explore and discover the natural world during the winter season. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day’s theme. Topics will include owls, tracks, bears, groundhogs, beavers and ice. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50/member; $35/non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

22  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

22  Film Screening & Discussion: Freedom Riders

Harford Community College, Student Center 243, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 2pm. Freedom Riders (2010), Directed by Stanley Nelson. This historical documentary film based in part on the book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice by historian Raymond Arsenault. The film marked the 50th anniversary of the first Freedom Ride in May 1961. The film chronicles the story behind hundreds of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who challenged the racial segregation of the American interstate transport system. Moderator: Wayne Hepler, Associate Professor of Mass Communications. MPAA Rating: NR. General Seating: FREE, No Ticket Required. www.liveatharfordcc.com

22  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

22-28  Havre de Grace Restaurant Week

City Wide. Restaurants throughout town will feature $10, $20 and/or $30 special menu items.

23  A Series of Adventures for Young Children and Parents – Week 5: Ladew Gardens Nature Storytime

Harford Day School, 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air, 9:30am. Make New Friends at Harford Day School! Join us for A Series of Adventures for Young Children and Parents. Register for individual classes or come to all 5 sessions Tuesdays, January 26, through February 23, 2016! Week 5: Ladew Gardens Nature Storytime.  Fluttering flowers, creeping caterpillars, and odd shaped chrysalis. Let’s read stories about Beautiful Butterflies and make a fun take-home craft. Advance registration required. Classes are FREE. For questions, please contact Diane Russell, Director of Admissions, Harford Day School, 410.838.4848 • dianerussell@harfordday.org. To register, go to www.harfordday.org

23  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

24  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

24  Volunteer Opportunities: Plankton Monitoring Studies – Citizen Science

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10am-12pm. Ages: Adults. Our plankton program is open to interested individuals who would like to take part in monitoring and research.  Help is needed with collection, identification, analysis, and research.  This is a great opportunity for those interested in science to contribute to research at the Center.  All training is provided. Plan to attend at least two of the January dates for training. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

24  Opposite Ends of the Spectrum: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X

Harford Community College, Student Center 243, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 12-1:30pm. Lecture and Discussion let by Susan Muaddi-Darraj, Associate Professor of Humanities at HCC. No admission fee, seating limited. To reserve a seat, call 443.412.2539 & #8226; haysheighe@harford.edu

25  Estuary Science Lab Series – For Adults! Get a Bucket O’ Bird Parts

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10:30am-12pm. Avian anatomy and adaptations will be taught using taxidermy specimens and dissection to reveal internal organs. A laboratory practical exam wraps up the session, in which participants identify fried chicken pieces. Space is limited, registration required. $6.30/member; $7/non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

25  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

25  An Evening of Sea Music with Bob Walser

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace. 7-9:30pm. Enjoy one of the world’s leading experts on seagoing musical traditions. Bob Walser brings a sense of humor to a lifetime of work with traditional music to his concerts. His repertoire includes sea chanteys and sailors’ songs, plus pub songs, ballads, and especially songs with great choruses that invite everyone to participate. Audience seating is provided. Beer, wine and refreshments available for purchase. An evening not to be missed. $15. 410.939.4800 • www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

26  Preschool Nature Series: Seedling Time

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with adult. Your child’s natural curiosity will be engaged through stories, activities, live animals, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Register for one or all of the session! Pre-Registration IS required. $8/member or $10/non-member.  410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

26  March for the Animals Kick-off Party

The Downtown Dog Resort and Spa, 200 W. McComas Street, Baltimore, 5:30-7:30pm. To help celebrate the Maryland SPCA’s upcoming 21st annual March for the Animals 1.5 mile walk-a-thon and festival, a March for the Animals Kick-off Party for people and their pets will be held. All proceeds will be used to help save the lives of the thousands of animals that come to the MD SPCA each year. The March for the Dogs can participate in off-leash play in the doggie daycare and swim in the indoor pool. Still Treasured Photography will be taking free photo booth photos of pets with their families. This year’s March for the Animals honorary “chairdog” Norm, a former MD SPCA pet who was able to receive life-saving medical care because of fundraisers like the March and Kick-off Party, will be greeting guests. This year’s Kick-off Party is sponsored by M&T Bank, Downtown Dog Resort & Spa and Media Star Promotions. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door per person and includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres. There is a suggested $5 donation for beer and wine. Kids are welcome but must pay the full price of admission. Dogs in attendance must be fully vaccinated; female dogs in heat will not be permitted. Parking is free. To order tickets, visit www.mdspca.org/kickoff. There will be a guest list at the door, so there is no need to print out a ticket confirmation. For questions, contact Tami Gosheff at tgosheff@mdspca.org • 410.235.8826 ext. 138. 410.235.8826 • tgosheff@mdspca.org • www.marchfortheanimals.orgwww.mdspca.org/kickoff

26, 27  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

26-28  Starving Artist’s Sale

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

27  Plan Your Own Memorial Service

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County, 2515 Churchville Road, Churchville. 9:30am-12pm. Plan Your Own Memorial Service - A true gift that you can give your loved ones is to help them know how to honor you when you die. This is also an opportunity for participants to articulate their own sense of life and the wisdom therein. Each participant is provided with the booklet, "Let the Choice Be Mine" which can be used to express one's wishes. The booklet, "Five Wishes for Care Decisions" will also be available. Rev. Lisa Ward will facilitate. $15. 410.734.7122 • office@uufhc.comwww.uufhc.net

27  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

27  Painting with Nature

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-6 w/adult. Throw away those conventional paintbrushes! Hike to gather natural items to apply paint in novel ways to create a beautiful work of art! Space is limited, registration required. $2.70/member; $3/non-member/child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

27  Critter Feeding

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 11-11:30am. Join us in the nature center as we learn about, and feed, our critters. Take a turn feeding one of the turtles their meal! Pre-Registration is required. FREE. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

27  Winter Wildlife – Caught on Camera

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Meet at Bosely Conservancy. 1-3pm. Ages 5 – adult, under 13 w/adult. What animals have been lurking in the Bosely woods? The wildlife cameras will tell us! Hike to retrieve the camera, and then follow us back to the Estuary Center to solve the mystery as revealed on film! Warm refreshments provided. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70/member; $3/non-member/person or $6.30/member; $7/non-member/family

27  Sing Me a  Dream: Music and Protest

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm and 7pm. “Sing Me a Dream: Music and Protest,” an original, four-movement suite for a 17-piece orchestra. Composed by Benny Russell, Harford Community College adjunct music faculty and a jazz composer and musician, “Sing Me a Dream” features the Morgan State University Jazz Ensemble and spoken texts from Langston Hughes, Ossie Davis and James Weldon Johnson. The February concert draws upon major texts from African American literature. Movement I features “The Weary Blues,” with text by Langston Hughes and music by Benny Russell. Movement II is titled “Prayers for Malcolm,” with text by Ossie Davis, music by James Spaulding and arrangement by Benny Russell. “Passing,” with text by Langston Hughes and music by Benny Russell, is Movement III. The fourth and final Movement is titled “God’s Trombones,” with text by James Weldon Johnson and music by Benny Russell. Tickets to the concert are FREE of charge but seating is limited. Tickets must be reserved in advance. Visit the box office in the Chesapeake Center lobby Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm, call 443.412.2211 • www.tickets.harford.edu

27  Leight Speaker Series – Nature and Nosh: The Wheel Creek Watershed: Strategies for Improvement

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 4-6pm. Ages: Adults. By Michele Dobson, Harford County Water Resources. Development in the Wheel Creek watershed over the past few decades has degraded water quality and instream habitat for insects and fish. Restoration strategies are being implemented to improve physical, biological and chemical conditions in Wheel Creek, an upstream tributary of OPC. The Leight Speaker Series offers informal lectures on topics of interest in the field of natural science. These events are intended for general audiences and provide an opportunity for people to interact with local scientists and science educators while learning about relevant research and gaining practical knowledge. Each informal lecture will be followed by a social time including refreshments, when participants can continue discussions with the speaker. Donations welcome. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

28  Ice, Ice, Baby

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-2:30pm. Ages 3 – adult, under 13 w/adult. How do animals in the estuary survive under ice? Dive into this question as we explore the magical properties of frozen water. Be prepared to sweeten things up with homemade ice cream! Space is limited, registration required. $2.70/member; $3/non-member/person or $10.80/member; $12/non-member/family. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

28  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 1-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

28  Nature Tales

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 3:30pm. Story time with a natural twist! Come listen to some stories, learn new songs and move like the animals. Drop in program. No registration, no fee, all ages. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

28  BYOBlanket Movie – The Peanuts Movie

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 4pm. Join us as Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home. Bring Your Own Blanket (BYOB). Chair seating will also be available. Admission $5 Adult/$3 Youth. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

29  Winter Children’s Program Series: Nature’s Playgroup & Nature Tots

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Playgroup – 9:30-10:30am; Tots – 11am-12pm. Ages: Playgroup – 0 to 5 (w/parent); Tots – 2 & 3 (w/parent). Little ones and their parents explore and discover the natural world during the winter season. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day’s theme. Topics will include owls, tracks, bears, groundhogs, beavers and ice. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50/member; $35/non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

29  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.

March

1  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

1  We Lived Through It: Gaining Civil Rights in Harford County

Harford Community College, Student Center 243, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 11:30am-1pm. Panel discussion led by Christine Tolbert. No admission fee but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 443.412.2539 & #8226; haysheighe@harford.edu

1  A Night Out @ the Library with Cal Ripken

Abingdon Library, 2510 Tollgate Road, Abingdon, 6:30pm. Join Hall of Fame baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr., at a book discussion and signing. He will discuss and sign copies of "The Closer," his newest children’s book. Joining Ripken will be the book’s co-author, Kevin Cowherd. Ripken will sign copies of “The Closer” and be available for photos with guests. A ticket includes a copy of the book and a voucher for a ticket to a 2016 Aberdeen IronBirds game. A "Double Play" ticket for $90 includes two tickets, two copies of the book and two vouchers to an IronBirds game in 2016. Festive fare will be provided by Jarrettsville Creamery & Deli and Coffee Coffee. Proceeds from the event benefit the Harford County Public Library Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established to raise funds to augment the financial resources of Harford County Public Library. $50; Double Play Deal $90. 410.273.5600 • depkinn@HCPLonline.orgwww.HCPLonline.org

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  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

3  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

3  Book Sales

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

4  Harford County Public Schools – Elementary School 3 Hour Early Dismissal

4  15th Annual ATHENA Award and Women’s Leadership Breakfast

Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood. 7:30-9:45am. Louise Phipps Senft, attorney, mediator and founder of Baltimore Mediation, will be the keynote speaker. The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to an exemplary leader who has achieved excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession; served the community to improve the quality of life for others; and, most importantly, actively assisted women to achieve their full leadership potential. The ATHENA Award presentation and Women’s Leadership Breakfast are organized by the Harford Community College Foundation. The Foundation is one of only three organizations in Maryland to host this event each year. Tickets should be purchased by February 26. Tickets to the breakfast are $40 per person or $350 for a table of 10. 443.412.2428 • www.harford.universitytickets.comwww.harford.edu/ATHENA

4  Extreme Family Outreach "Rewrite A Child's Story" Dinner Auction Green Carpet Affair

Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood, 7-11pm. Live Music By Gene Vincentt & The Cadillac Cruisers. Auction Items - 5 Days/4 Nights in Cancun for 2 adults and 2 children, Ravens Tickets,  3Days/2Nights Ocean City, Camp at River Valley Ranch, Pandora Bracelet,  Liberty Mountain & Ski Round Top, Strasburg Railroad, Iron Birds Tickets, Maryland Golf & Country Club and much more! Extreme Family Outreach is a 501c3 non-profit organization that conducts community impact programs in underserved communities along the Rt 40 Corridor at seven locations to elementary & middle school aged youth. It sets itself apart by delivering a holistic approach to strong character building, providing interactive communication sessions, and important life skills, all which is a firm foundation for success. What sets Extreme Family apart is they are mobile, taking the classroom and stepping into their world. Extreme Family Outreach  mission is to have a direct impact on children and families, by taking  programs into the HEART of their communities, providing tools to ensure positive  futures. $50. 410.676.1212 • Debbie@extremefamilyoutreach.comwww.extremefamilyoutreach.com

4  Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, the Musical

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 200 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Book, Music & Lyrics by Scott Elmegreen. Adapted from the Books by David Soman and Jacky Davis. Produced by Bay Area Children’s Theatre. Directed by Benjamin Hanna. Inspired by the popular picture books of David Soman and Jacky Davis, this lively new musical buzzes with the inventive energy of childhood, as Lulu, disappointed that she is too little to play baseball with her big brother, grabs her trusty sidekick, Bingo, the family dog, and goes off to the park, seeking other adventures. She meets up with her friend, Sam, morphs with him into the redoubtable Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, and finds other friends to fight an Alien as . . . the Bug Squad.  With book, music and lyrics by Scott Elmegreen, the show features memorable melodies and the comedic skills of clown Andrew Quick in the role of Bingo.  Part of the BGE Family Series sponsored by BGE. (One hour in length, recommended for grades pre-K - 3). Reserved Seating: Premium $16; Orchestra $12; Terrace $10. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

4, 5  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

4-5  Book Sales

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

4, 5  Phoenix Festival Theater Presents Avenue Q

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Book by Jeff Whitty. Based on an Original Concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx.  Orchestrations and Arrangements by Stephen Oremus. Puppets Conceived & Designed by Rick Lyon. Directed by John Desmone. This unique puppet-filled comedy follows a group of 20-somethings seeking their purpose in big city life. With gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is truly a unique show that you don't want to miss! * Avenue Q is recommended for audiences who are mature but still fairly silly. It features naked puppet sexytime, songs about porn, and other grownup goofiness. Contains adult themes, strong language and sexual situations (depicted by puppets!) and may not be suitable for children under 12. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Reserved Seating: Adult $20; Senior (Age 60+) $16; HCC Faculty/Staff/Student $16; Youth (Age 17 & Younger) $10 *. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

4-6  Long Shadows

Harford Artists’ Gallery, (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 503 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. Gallery Hours - Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception March 12th from 1-4pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

5  Chocolate & Candy Festival

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 10am-3pm. The sweetest place to be in Harford County. Follow us on twitter and like us on facebook for up to the minute information. www.downtownbelair.com

5  Chocolate Brew & Wine Tour

Starts and ends at MaGerks Pub. Pub crawl from 5-9pm. After party with raffles 9-10pm. Hosted by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. Pub crawl event for beer and chocolate enthusiasts. Ticket includes a drink at each pub. Discounted food menu, chance to win a raffle and more. Must be 21 years or older to participate. Participating downtown Bel Air restaurants: MaGerk’s Pub, Looney’s Pub, Sean Bolan’s Pub, Main Street Oyster House, Main Street Tower, Independent Brewing. $45 online or $50 at the door. www.belairmaryland.org

5  Irishman’s Chorale

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. Doors open at 6:45pm. Performance starts at 7:30pm. Amhranai Na Gaeilge is the only all-male Irish Chorale in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Chorale is dedicated to the preservation of Irish culture and history through music. They perform both traditional and contemporary music by Irish composers and lyricists, as well as a variety of patriotic, spiritual, ballad, sea chantey, and fun songs. Sponsored by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. FREE Admission. 410.879.2012 • 410.838.0584

5  Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra Presents “Friends and Collaborators”

Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe Street, Bel Air. Featuring Dvorak's Fabulous New World Symphony -Sheldon Blair – Conductor; Joel Weszka – Clarinet; Viktor Khodyko – Viola. $20 adult, $15 senior, $10 student. www.ssorchestra.org

5, 6  Spring Maryland Home & Garden Show

Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, 10am-6pm. Trade winter blues for shades of green at the Spring Maryland Home & Garden Show. Landscaped gardens brimming with bold and beautiful flowers and trees will fill the Maryland State Fairgrounds and, as suggested by this show’s theme, “Art in the Garden", inspire visitors to transform their gardens from blank canvases to creative masterpieces. Over two weekends, the show will feature 14 landscaped gardens, more than 300 home improvement exhibits, free antique appraisals, a craft show, exotic orchids, gardening seminars and a petting zoo. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and free for children under 6 years old. 410.863.1180 • mhgsposts@gmail.comwww.mdhomeandgarden.com/spring

6  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

6  Harford County Public School Young Artists’ Showcase

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Spotlighting the art work of Harford County Public School students. This show energizes the “kick off” of Liriodendron’s 2016 Gallery season. 410.879.4424

6  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 1-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

6  Phoenix Festival Theater Presents Avenue Q

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Book by Jeff Whitty. Based on an Original Concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx.  Orchestrations and Arrangements by Stephen Oremus. Puppets Conceived & Designed by Rick Lyon. Directed by John Desmone. This unique puppet-filled comedy follows a group of 20-somethings seeking their purpose in big city life. With gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is truly a unique show that you don't want to miss! * Avenue Q is recommended for audiences who are mature but still fairly silly. It features naked puppet sexytime, songs about porn, and other grownup goofiness. Contains adult themes, strong language and sexual situations (depicted by puppets!) and may not be suitable for children under 12. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Reserved Seating: Adult $20; Senior (Age 60+) $16; HCC Faculty/Staff/Student $16; Youth (Age 17 & Younger) $10 *. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

6  Wine, Fondue & You!

MaGerk's Pub, 120 S, Bond St, Bel Air, 3-5pm. LASOS invites you to our 6th annual "Wine, Fondue & You" wine tasting event. Music by the Rowdy Boys. Tickets: $40 - $35 for designated drivers. 410.836.0333 • elsy@lasos.orgwww.LASOS.org

7  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

7  The Loving Story: Love in a Tim of Jim Crowe

Harford Community College, Student Center 243, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 12-2pm. Film Screening and discussion led by Chris Kaltenbach. No admission fee, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 443.412.2539 & #8226; haysheighe@harford.edu

7, 8  Steppingstone Farm Museum Opening Weekend

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

8  New Covenant Christian School Open House

Grammar School Campus (Pre K through 6th), 128 St Mary’s Church Rd., Abingdon, 443.512.0771. Upper School Campus (Grades 7-12), 1515 Emmorton Rd., Bel Air, 410.420.7727. 8:30-11am. You are invited to come and learn all about New Covenant Christian School, a Classical and Christ-Centered education Pre-K - 12th grades, at our upcoming open house. Prospective families can tour and meet with our caring teachers and staff who will answer any questions that you have about NCCS. If you are unable to attend an open house, please call the school office or email us at nccs@ncpres.org to request information, schedule an individual tour, or set up a shadow visit for prospective students applying to grades 1 through 12. Please call for directions onto the campus and find the school office. Shepherding Minds. Sharpening Hearts. Shaping Lives. FREE. 443.512.0771 • Holly.Fitzpatrick@ncpres.orgwww.newcovenantchristianschool.org

8  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

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  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

10  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

10  Civil Rights in Harford County

Harford Community College, Student Center 243, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 11:30am-1pm. Lecture and discussion presented by James Karmel, Ph.D. No admission fee, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 443.412.2539 & #8226; haysheighe@harford.edu

11  An Evening of Jazz Featuring Jazz Vocalist Julie Kelly

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. General Seating: Adult $10; Youth (Age 3-17) $1; HCC Students Free with HCC ID. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

11, 12  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

11, 12  Spring Maryland Home & Garden Show

Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, 10am-6pm. Trade winter blues for shades of green at the Spring Maryland Home & Garden Show. Landscaped gardens brimming with bold and beautiful flowers and trees will fill the Maryland State Fairgrounds and, as suggested by this shows theme, “Art in the Garden", inspire visitors to transform their gardens from blank canvases to creative masterpieces. Over two weekends, the show will feature 14 landscaped gardens, more than 300 home improvement exhibits, free antique appraisals, a craft show, exotic orchids, gardening seminars and a petting zoo. $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and free for children under 6 years old. 410.863.1180 • mhgsposts@gmail.comwww.mdhomeandgarden.com/spring

11, 12  Phoenix Festival Theater Presents Avenue Q

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Book by Jeff Whitty. Based on an Original Concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx.  Orchestrations and Arrangements by Stephen Oremus. Puppets Conceived & Designed by Rick Lyon. Directed by John Desmone. This unique puppet-filled comedy follows a group of 20-somethings seeking their purpose in big city life. With gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is truly a unique show that you don't want to miss! * Avenue Q is recommended for audiences who are mature but still fairly silly. It features naked puppet sexytime, songs about porn, and other grownup goofiness. Contains adult themes, strong language and sexual situations (depicted by puppets!) and may not be suitable for children under 12. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Reserved Seating: Adult $20; Senior (Age 60+) $16; HCC Faculty/Staff/Student $16; Youth (Age 17 & Younger) $10 *. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

11-13  Long Shadows

Harford Artists’ Gallery, (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 503 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. Gallery Hours - Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception March 12th from 1-4pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

12  Craft & Scrapbooking Crop

Patterson Mill High School, 85 Patterson Mill Road, Bel Air. 9am-7pm. Fundraiser to benefit Patterson Mill HS Band. Door prizes, raffles, scrap yard sale, and vendors available. Refreshments, lunch and dinner included. Snow date: March 19th. $40. Contact Julie Buher at 410.569.2095 • Mzjj52003@verizon.net

12  Long Shadows Reception

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

12  Tracking 101: Who Goes There?

Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Road, North East. 1-2pm. You do not need to see an animal to know that it is around or where it’s been. Join a Ranger to learn more about tracking by looking for signs of animals in the park’s forested areas. Call for more details and to make your reservation today! Day-use fees apply. $3 per Maryland resident, $5 per out-of-state resident. Contact Jeanette Thayer 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

12  The Early Mays

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

12, 13   Maryland Safe Boating Class

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace. Offered by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. This course satisfies the requirements for operating a vessel on Maryland waters and a Maryland Department of Natural Resources Certificate of Boating Safety Education is issued upon satisfactory completion. Instructors teach two sessions. Attendance at both sessions is required followed by a test. Half of all proceeds for classes at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum go to the museum. Contact Abe Spergel 443.504.3880 • safeboating2207@gmail.com

13  Daylight Savings Time Begins – Set Your Clocks FORWARD One Hour

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  Harford County Public School Young Artists’ Showcase

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Spotlighting the art work of Harford County Public School students. This show energizes the “kick off” of Liriodendron’s 2016 Gallery season. 410.879.4424

13  Seasoned to your Taste – The Tempting Story of Spices

Hays House Museum, 324 Kenmore Avenue, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Interpreter Susan Wooden will discuss the origins of particular spices, their various uses and the significance of the spice trade from its secret beginnings through the Age of Discovery. Visitors will also be able to see some spices in their raw or unground form. Adults - $5, Students & Seniors - $3, Children under 4 are free. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Harford County. 410.838.7691

13  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 1-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

13  The Young Irelanders

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 200 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. The Young Irelanders comprises eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song and dance running through their veins. Although still in their 20’s and 30’s, these performers have achieved more than most people would aspire to in a lifetime. Between them they have performed for many heads of state, Presidents of Ireland, U.S. Presidents, the Queen of England, the President of China, Prince Albert of Monaco, Empress Michiko of Japan, performed at Radio City Music Hall, the Great Hall of the People in China, Kremlin State Palace in Moscow, the U.S. Capitol Building, Fox Theatre in Detroit and the Pantages Theatre in L.A . The artists have also toured as lead performers with Riverdance and Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, been soloists on PBS Special’s, shared the stage with Bono, and have recorded with Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) and been chosen by Sting to perform for his exclusive private parties. Part of the BGE Family Series sponsored by BGE. Reserved Seating: Premium $25; Orchestra $20; Terrace $15. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

13  Phoenix Festival Theater Presents Avenue Q

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Book by Jeff Whitty. Based on an Original Concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx.  Orchestrations and Arrangements by Stephen Oremus. Puppets Conceived & Designed by Rick Lyon. Directed by John Desmone. This unique puppet-filled comedy follows a group of 20-somethings seeking their purpose in big city life. With gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is truly a unique show that you don't want to miss! * Avenue Q is recommended for audiences who are mature but still fairly silly. It features naked puppet sexytime, songs about porn, and other grownup goofiness. Contains adult themes, strong language and sexual situations (depicted by puppets!) and may not be suitable for children under 12. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Reserved Seating: Adult $20; Senior (Age 60+) $16; HCC Faculty/Staff/Student $16; Youth (Age 17 & Younger) $10 *. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

14  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

15  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

15  Slavery by Another Name

Harford Community College, Student Center 243, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 11am-1pm. Film screening and discussion led by Harry Brown. No admission fee, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 443.412.2539 & #8226; haysheighe@harford.edu

15  Concord Point Lighthouse St. Patty's Day Fundraiser

The Vandiver Inn, 301 South Union Avenue, Havre de Grace, 6-9pm. Celebrate our 1st Light Keeper's Irish Heritage with great Irish food, music by Kaydence, raffles and door prizes! $35 per person. Tickets available at HdG Visitor's Center or by calling the Keeper's House at 410.939.3213 • concordpointlighthouse@verizon.net • www.concordpointlighthouse.org

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  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

17  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

17  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

17  Simple Living Discussion Group - Topic: The Shopping Dilemma

Bahoukas GreenJoy, 467 Franklin St., Havre de Grace, 7-8:30pm. Shopping may be the number 1 challenge that folks face when trying to get and stay organized.  Join us to discuss the dilemma and solutions to the challenge. 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. $12. 443.904.5412 • info@sapparisolutions.comwww.sapparisolutions.com

18  Fly Dance Company

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 200 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. Labeled an artistic phenomenon, FLY is an all-male contemporary dance company performing high-energy pieces that combine styles and cultures to reflect contemporary Americana. FLY crosses street dance with classical choreographic principles to produce clean-cut, wholesome hip hop that is creative, gymnastic, and highly masculine. These five talented young men from Houston will wow audiences of all ages with their clever staging to a variety of music including classical, jazz, pop, hip hop, experimental, drumming, and live sound effects. (One hour in length, recommended for grades 1 - 7). Reserved Seating (All Ages): Premium $22; Orchestra $18; Terrace $15; HCC Student (Orchestra or Terrace) $10. 443.412.2211 & #8226; www.liveatharfordcc.com

18, 19  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

18-20  Long Shadows

Harford Artists’ Gallery, (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 503 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. Gallery Hours - Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception March 12th from 1-4pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

19  28th Annual 50K Hat Run

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

19  Y in Central Maryland’s Spring Eggstravaganza

Ward Family Center Y, 101 Walter Ward Boulevard, Abingdon. Enjoy a family egg hunt, crafts and more at this family-friendly event. Times and activities vary by location. Contact your local Family Center Y for specific details. FREE for Y members, $5 for community members, $10 for community families. www.ymaryland.org

19  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

19  Spring Lecture

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

19  Fried Oyster and Ham Dinner

Ayres Chapel United Methodist Church, 3046 Ayres Chapel Road, White Hall. 3-7pm. Fresh, hand patted fried oysters and ham with green beans, corn, potato salad, roll, coffee, baked goods and candy available. $25 adults. 410.692.9222 • ayreschapel@verizon.net

19  Baltimore Humane Society Black Tie & Tails Gala

The Grand Lodge, 304 International Circle, Hunt Valley, 6-10pm. Bring your pup and join us for the most unique gala event of the year! Support the animals at the Baltimore Humane Society by joining us for this can’t-miss black tie gala event. The evening will feature an elegant seated dinner, open bar, live music, dancing, raffles, silent auction, and live auction run by A.J. Billig Auctioneers! All funds raised from Black Tie and Tails support the care of animals at our no-kill shelter. Our Honoree is famed, local artist Robert McClintock whose work includes the “Dogs That I Know” and “My Cats Are Cool” series. The nationally acclaimed photographer and digital artist has been a strong advocate for bully breeds. Jamie Costello, WMAR-TV ABC2 News Anchor will be the evening’s host. Musical entertainment by New Legacy Jazz Band. All funds raised from Black Tie and Tails support the care of animals at our no-kill shelter. Get your tickets now for a fabulous evening of dinner, dancing, and fun!  Pets Welcome! Black tie optional. Sense of humor required. $125 Early Bird Ticket Price until March 5th, then $149 (Pets attend free!). 410.833.8848 • goldband@bmorehumane.orghttps://bmorehumane.org/news-events/black-tie-tails-gala

19  Bollywood After d’Arc Gala

Water's Edge Events Center, 4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp, 7-11:30pm. Join us for a beautiful Bollywood ball at Water’s Edge Events Center! Title Sponsor: Harford Mutual Insurance Company; Presenting Sponsor: Chesapeake Bank; Jewelry Sponsor: Saxon's Diamond Centers. Immerse yourself in the glamour and fun of Bollywood as the evening begins with an exclusive VIP reception, followed by a tantalizing themed menu, entertainment, unique Silent and Live auction packages and dancing with music by The Klassix. The event will be emceed by WXCY 103.7 FM’s Bob Bloom and WJZ’s Kristy Breslin. Proceeds from the event benefit people with differing abilities receiving services through The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region. $135. 410.836.7177 • development@arcncr.orghttp://afterdarc.org/

20  Harford County Public School Young Artists’ Showcase

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Spotlighting the art work of Harford County Public School students. This show energizes the “kick off” of Liriodendron’s 2016 Gallery season. 410.879.4424

20  Introduction to Soul Collage with Laura Numsen

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Create your own deck of collage cards reflecting your archetypes, interests, roles you play in life, symbols/totems and honoring the different parts of you. Find your own inner balance and tap into your intuitive wisdom through the language of imagery. Beginners welcome, as well as seasoned artists. Admission Fee TBD. 410.879.4424

20  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 1-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

21  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

21-22  Harford County Public Schools Professional Development – Schools Closed for Students

22  “The Time They Were A-Changin”: Popular Music and Social Protest, 1963-1973

Harford Community College, Student Center 243, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 11am-12:30pm. Lecture and discussion presented by Dennis Golladay, Ph.D., President of Harford Community College. No admission fee, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 443.412.2539 & #8226; haysheighe@harford.edu

22  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

23  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

23-24  Harford County Public Schools Spring Break – Schools Closed

24  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

25  Harford County Public Schools Holiday – Schools and Offices Closed

25, 26  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

25-27  Long Shadows

Harford Artists’ Gallery, (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 503 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. Gallery Hours - Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception March 12th from 1-4pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

26  Rockfield Manor’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

501 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. 11am. Grab a basket and join Rockfield for this fun, family event!  Hunt takes place behind the Manor. Free parking and $5 per family. www.belairmd.org

27  Happy Easter, Harford County!

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  Harford County Public School Young Artists’ Showcase

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Spotlighting the art work of Harford County Public School students. This show energizes the “kick off” of Liriodendron’s 2016 Gallery season. 410.879.4424

27  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 1-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

28  Harford County Public Schools Spring Break – Schools Closed

28  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

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

29  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

30  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

31  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.

31  26th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner

APGFCU Arena, 401 Thomas Run Rd, Bel Air, 5:30-9pm. Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County is proud to be celebrating more than 25 years in our community. We hope you can join in the celebration as we kick off Year of the Girl with our 26th annual, Steak & Burger Dinner. This complementary giving event will be filled with friends, fantastic food, and fun surprises. Take the opportunity to hear from some of the incredible young ladies we support at our Clubs and witness the induction of our 26th Annual Youth of the Year. There are sponsorship opportunities available, please email CSullivan@bgcharfordco.org for more information. FREE to attend. 410.272.0010 • csullivan@bgcharfordco.orghttp://bgcharfordco.org/s&b

April

1  Opening Day at Ladew Gardens

Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 10am-4pm. 410.557.9570 • www.LadewGardens.com

1  Charlotte’s Web

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. E. B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little spider named Charlotte spins this treasured tale of selfless love and the true meaning of friendship. $10 - $16. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

1, 2  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

1-3  Long Shadows

Harford Artists’ Gallery, (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 503 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. Gallery Hours - Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception March 12th from 1-4pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

2  The Prom

Bel Air Reckord Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 6:30-10:30pm. Relive the memories of your prom or make new memories while raising funds to enhance the educational opportunities for all youth. It’s prom… for adults! Enjoy all the grandeur of your high school prom without any of the chaperones. And there’s a legal bar this time! Show off your chic style, or find something frilly at a thrift shop. This time it’s all about YOU. Greater Excellence in Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides programs and resources to ensure each student receives the tools they need to excel in learning and in life. Join us for an evening of dining and dancing and be part of a community committed to having every one of its students succeed. $90. 410.322.7743 • www.geefinc.com

2, 3   Maryland Safe Boating Class

Abingdon Public Library, 2510 S. Tollgate Road, Abingdon. Offered by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. This course satisfies the requirements for operating a vessel on Maryland waters and a Maryland Department of Natural Resources Certificate of Boating Safety Education is issued upon satisfactory completion. Instructors teach two sessions. Attendance at both sessions is required followed by a test. Contact Abe Spergel 443.504.3880 • safeboating2207@gmail.com

3  Harford County Public School Young Artists’ Showcase

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Spotlighting the art work of Harford County Public School students. This show energizes the “kick off” of Liriodendron’s 2016 Gallery season. 410.879.4424

3  Guided Tour of the Historic Tudor Hall

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. 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

3  Introduction to Soul Collage with Laura Numsen

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Create your own deck of collage cards reflecting your archetypes, interests, roles you play in life, symbols/totems and honoring the different parts of you. Find your own inner balance and tap into your intuitive wisdom through the language of imagery. Beginners welcome, as well as seasoned artists. Admission Fee TBD. 410.879.4424

3  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 1-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

3  Rosalie Booth: The Eldest Sister of John Wilkes Booth

Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 2-2:45pm. Presented by Dave Taylor. Dave is the creator and administrator of the popular Boothiebarn.com. In addition to being an elementary school teacher, Dave is an avid Lincoln Assassination and Booth researcher, writer and speaker. He is also a guide for the John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Bus Tour organized by the Surratt Society. Starts at 2pm and lasts about 45 minutes. $5 cash for those age 13 and older. 443.619.0008 • SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.comhttp://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com

4  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

4  The Harlem Renaissance

Hays-Heighe House, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 2-3:15pm. Lecture and discussion presented by Andrew Kellett, Ph.D. No admission fee, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 443.412.2539 & #8226; haysheighe@harford.edu

5  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

5-7  Historical Society of Harford County

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

6  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

7  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

7  National Geographic Live Speaker Series

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous with Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim. Ibrahim will share his exploration and ultimate reconstruction of a full skeletal model of Spinosaurus the largest predatory dinosaur yet discovered. With amazing video recreating the lost world of the Cretaceous Era Sahara, Ibrahim will tell the story of Spinosaurus discovery, loss, and rediscovery, and explain what other than its size makes this ancient monster unique. Speaker Series Sponsors: Harford County Public Library, Harford Community College; Student Services Reception Sponsor: Towson University. Admission $15 - $40. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

8, 9  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

8-10  Long Shadows

Harford Artists’ Gallery, (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 503 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. Gallery Hours - Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception March 12th from 1-4pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

9  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

9  Romancing the Chrome

Jarrett's Field, 3719 Norrisville Road, Jarrettsville, 10am-4pm. Romancing the Chrome, the largest car show of its kind in Northeastern Maryland. The event is family friendly, and admission is free of charge. The day, organized by the Harford County Public Library Foundation and Jarrettsville Lions Club, features more than 200 automobiles, music, vendors, contests, food concessions, a beer garden and more. The Headlining Sponsor is Keene Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Car show owners will compete for the $500 Best in Show prize plus a Best in Class (first prize) of $75. Awards also will be presented for second and third place in each class. MotorWeek’s Lauren Morrison will be the celebrity judge for the Best in Show competition. Those interested in entering their cars in the competition should visit romancingthechrome.org. Pre-registration costs $15 and ends April 3. Registration the day of the show costs $20 and takes place April 9 from 8-10am. Dash plaques will be given to the first 150 registrants. In case of rain, Romancing the Chrome will be held Saturday, April 16. For more information, call 410.273.5600 • Nina Depkin at depkinn@HCPLonline.orgwww.romancingthechrome.org.

9  Annual Re-opening of the Susquehanna Museum

Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House, 817 Conesteo Street, Havre de Grace. 1-5pm. Join the Susquehanna Museum as we re-open for the 2016 season. FREE. www.thelockhousemuseum.org

9  Centennial Sinatra – Steve Lippia and his Big Band

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 200 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. Centennial Sinatra starring Steve Lippia is a celebration of the life and music of Frank Sinatra. Steve Lippia takes the audience on a musical journey from Sinatra's earliest crooning days with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey to his historic collaborations with great arrangers. Steve is accompanied by a hot 10-piece swing band as well as a stunning video and photographic imagery that tell the story of this once-in-a-century artist. Reserved Seating: Premium $35; Orchestra $30; Terrace $20. 443.412.2211 & #8226; www.liveatharfordcc.com

10  2nd Annual Friends R Family Danyelle Filiaggi 5k Family Walk

Bel Air, MD-Exact location TBD. 9am. The 2nd Annual Friends R Family 5k/Family Walk is designed to bring greater awareness to mental health in our community and honor Danyelle Filiaggi. Mental Illness affects 1 in 5 people directly and critical information is needed to help everyone navigate a crisis, seek treatment and recover. Our goal with the Friends R Family Foundation is to bring more attention to this health concern and change the stigma often associated with mental illness. The exact location for the race has not been finalized, but the 5k will feature rolling hills. For safety reasons, pets, roller skates, and other wheeled devices (with the exception of wheelchairs) are not allowed on the course. Jogging strollers are permitted, but we ask that you start in the back of the pack so that your stroller does not create a tripping hazard. A course map will be posted as soon as it is finalized. 5k: $25 until January 31, $30 until March 27, $35 at packet pickup. Family Walk: $20 until January 31, $25 until March 28 including packet pickup. 443.243.4205 • http://eliteracemanagement.com/friends-r-family-5k-2015/

10  Herbs and Plants Used in Colonial Medicine with Doctor Barton Tabbs

Hays House Museum, 324 Kenmore Avenue, Bel Air. A portrayal by history interpreter Gary DePaolo. Visitors will learn about medicinal herbs and plants used in the best treatments available in the 18th century and have a chance to discuss their ailments and medical complaints with Dr. Tabbs. Adults - $5, Students & Seniors - $3, Children under 4 are Free. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Harford County. 410.838.7691

10  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

10  Harford County Public School Young Artists’ Showcase

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Spotlighting the art work of Harford County Public School students. This show energizes the “kick off” of Liriodendron’s 2016 Gallery season. 410.879.4424

10  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 1-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

10  Rockfield Manor’s Celebration Open House

501 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. 2-5pm. Planning a Wedding or a Celebration? Join us as we open our doors and invite you to enjoy the beautiful Rockfield Manor (501 E. Churchville Road). Open to the public and admission is free. www.belairmd.org

10  Sunday Afternoon Concert Series Featuring Chad R. Bowles, Pianist

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

11  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

12  From Debutante to Activist for Peace & Social Justice – The Life of Adelaid N. Noyes of Harford County

Hays-Heighe House, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 11am-12:30pm. Lecture and discussion presented by Jim Chrismer. No admission fee, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 443.412.2539 & #8226; haysheighe@harford.edu

12  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

12  Brown Bag Lunch

Historical Society of Harford County, 143 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 12:30-1:30pm. Learn about the art of spinning and caring for those cherished gowns, clothes and materials. FREE. 410.838.7691

12  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

12  Film Screening and Discussion - Matewan (1987)

Harford Community College, Student Center 243, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7-10pm. An American drama based on the coal miner's strike in 1920 Matewan, West Virginia. Written and directed by John Sayles, and starring Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell and Will Oldham, with David Strathairn, Kevin Tighe and Gordon Clapp. Discussion led by Chris Kaltenbach. MPAA Rating: PG-13. General Seating: FREE, No Ticket Required. www.liveatharfordcc.com

13  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

14  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

14-16  Bel Air High School Spring Musical

100 Heighe Street, Bel Air. 4/14 – 7pm; 4/15 – 7pm; 4/16 – 2pm matinee. Tickets - $10 advance or $12 at the door. www.belairdrama.org

15  Harford County Public Schools – Elementary School 3 Hour Early Dismissal

15  Todrick Hall – It’s Time to Twerk It Up for Todrick!

APGFCU Arena, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. Doors Open for VIP Meet & Greet Option: 5:30pm (Ticket must be purchased in advance).  Doors Open for General Admission: 6:30pm.  Performance Time: 7:30pm. YouTube and American Idol star Todrick Hall is making his first stop in Maryland following his successful debut Twerk du Soleil tour last year. Toddy and his wacky cast of dancers and singers show off their amazing stage skills that have got the whole internet talking and trying to emulate! Hall originates from Canada where he is established his career as a vocalist, actor, director, choreographer and entertainer before auditioning for season nine of American Idol, where he made it through to the semi-finals. Noted for being especially social media-savvy, Todrick's own Youtube channel has 1.9 million subscribers, with his videos having been played in excess of 161.4 million times. Meet the stars after the performance by purchasing the Meet & Greet option for $60. Only a limited number of tickets are available for this Meet & Greet opportunity. $20 General Admission Seat; $40 includes General Admission Seat and VIP Meet & Greet; $10 HCC Students. Please contact Student Activities Office for purchase code prior to purchasing tickets. 443.412.2211 & #8226; www.liveatharfordcc.com

15  Johnsmith in Concert

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

15, 16  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

15-17  Long Shadows

Harford Artists’ Gallery, (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 503 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. Gallery Hours - Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception March 12th from 1-4pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

16  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.com •  www.belairfarmersmarket.com

16  My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Races

Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club, Pocock Road & MD 146, Monkton. Gates open at 10am. Post time is 1:30pm. The 106th running of the My Lady's Manor Steeplechase Races. The races are run for the benefit of Ladew Topiary Gardens. Races held rain or shine. Live music, vendors and food available. 410.557.9570 • www.LadewGardens.com

16  Kite Festival

Rockfield Park Ball Fields, Bel Air. 10am-4pm. Kite flying for kids of all ages. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and APG Federal Credit Union. FREE. Rain Date:  April 17. 410.838.4781

16  Spring Doxiefest (Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue 501c3 Annual Fundraiser

Harford County Equestrian Center, Heavenly Waters Park, 608 N. Tollgate Road, Bel Air. 12-5p.m. Races, Contests, Photo Booth, Live Music, Food, and Dog Vendors of all kinds. FREE Admission, Donations Accepted. 410.838.0436

16  12th Annual – A Night in Paradise

Bel Air Reckord Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 6:30-10:30pm. Enjoy live music, shrimp feast and bull roast. The Foundation raises funds for capital improvement projects in the Bel Air Community. All proceeds will benefit the community. Sponsored by The Greater Bel Air Community Foundation, Inc. For tickets and information on how to support the Foundation, please call 410.879.9292 • 410.836.6366 • www.gbacf.com

16, 17   Maryland Safe Boating Class

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace. Offered by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. This course satisfies the requirements for operating a vessel on Maryland waters and a Maryland Department of Natural Resources Certificate of Boating Safety Education is issued upon satisfactory completion. Instructors teach two sessions. Attendance at both sessions is required followed by a test. Half of all proceeds for classes at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum go to the museum. Contact Abe Spergel 443.504.3880 • safeboating2207@gmail.com

17  MS Walk

Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe St., Bel Air, Registration at 8am; Walk begins at 9am. Join the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter for Walk MS 2016. Come together with friends, family, and coworkers to help raise over $2.2 million for MS research, programs, and services for the 15,000 individuals in Maryland, DC and Northern VA living with MS. Walk MS  has a 1 mile and 3 route options. Each step you take brings us that much closer to a world free from MS. Donations accepted. To register for the event please visit the website at www.walkms.org

17  Harford County Public School Young Artists’ Showcase

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Spotlighting the art work of Harford County Public School students. This show energizes the “kick off” of Liriodendron’s 2016 Gallery season. 410.879.4424

17  Introduction to Soul Collage with Laura Numsen

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Create your own deck of collage cards reflecting your archetypes, interests, roles you play in life, symbols/totems and honoring the different parts of you. Find your own inner balance and tap into your intuitive wisdom through the language of imagery. Beginners welcome, as well as seasoned artists. Admission Fee TBD. 410.879.4424

17  Guided Tour of the Historic Tudor Hall

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. 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

17  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 1-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

18  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

19  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

20  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

20  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

21  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 11am-8pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

21  Simple Living Discussion Group - Topic: Paper LESS

Bahoukas GreenJoy, 467 Franklin St., Havre de Grace, 7-8:30pm. The more we seek to let go of paper and go digital, the more it seems to pile up!  Learn how to simplify your paper handling process, reduce the inflow of mail and set up systems to handle what remains. 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. $12. 443.904.5412 • info@sapparisolutions.comwww.sapparisolutions.com

22, 23  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.  

22-24  MacBeth

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 4/22 – 8pm; 4/23 – 8pm; 4/24 – 3pm. One of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies, Macbeth tells the story of an ambitious soldier whose meeting with three witches after a battle convinces him he will one day become King of Scotland. This prediction set Macbeth off on a murderous path that will eventually prove his undoing. Directed by experienced Shakespearean actor and educator Ben Fisler, this production will raise your consciousness, thrill your senses, and most importantly, make sense to the novice Shakespeare viewer. Admission $8 - $12. 443.412.2211

22-24  Long Shadows

Harford Artists’ Gallery, (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). 503 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. Gallery Hours - Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception March 12th from 1-4pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

23  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

23  Riversweep

Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway. 9am-12pm.

23  Eagle Watch

Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Road North East, 9-11am. Celebrate Earth Day by catching a glimpse of the majestic Bald Eagle along the banks of Elk Neck State Park. Join a Ranger to learn more about this bird of prey through various activities and a Bald Eagle ambassador from the Scales & Tales program. $5 per person. Contact: Jeanette Thayer, 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

23  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

23  3rd Annual Spring 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. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air, the Harford County Cultural Arts Board and the MD State Arts Council. FREE admission. 410.638.5323

24  5th Annual Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk

Harford Community College, Susquehanna Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. On-site race registration begins at 6:30am. Race starts at 8am. The race honors the memory of Adam Thompson, a first-year Harford Community College student who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011. Proceeds from the race will benefit scholarships supporting students attending Harford Community College. Participants may run as individuals or organize themselves as part of a team. Prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women finishers as well as to the first to cross the finish line in various age categories. T-shirts will be given to the first 400 registrants, and all participants will receive refreshments after the race. Various activities will take place before and after the race, including a children's area with corn hole, ping pong, temporary tattoos and other activities plus exhibitors, screenings, music and more. Joining the festivities will be The Oriole Bird, Poe from the Ravens and Harford Community College's Screech the Owl.  $25 per person for advance registration (by midnight on Thursday, April 21) or $35 on the day of the race. 443.412.2449. Online registration is available in advance at www.harford.edu/adam.

24  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

24  Nautical and Aerospace Illustrations by Nate Ostrow

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Nautical paintings of U.S. Navy and 2nd U.S. Coast Guard ships along with Aerospace artwork of military aircraft. 410.879.4424

24  Hands Across the Sea

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 Churchville Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Journey with the Harford Choral Society as we explore some choral “cross-pollination” between the U.S. and the British Isles. Hear “Alice in Wonderland” set by an American, Walt Whitman heard through British ears, an Australian-American’s gorgeous version of “Danny Boy”, and much more. $25 adult, $20 senior, $10 student, under 12 free. Prices discounted for online and pre-concert purchase. 410.734.7974 • www.harfordchoralsociety.org

24  Peanuts…Naturally

Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 1-5pm. Peanuts…Naturally takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations. Visitors to the exhibition will get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Activity stations will allow kids of all ages, from pre-school to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. FREE admission. 410.638.3151.

25  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  Harford County Public Schools – Election Day – Schools & Offices Closed

29  Skippyjon Jones Snow What (& the 7 Chihuahuas)

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3-7pm. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all?  This brand new musical based on the book by Judy Schachner is a twist on the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs featuring the Siamese cat who thinks he’s a Chihuahua of course!  This program is approximately one hour in length and is appropriate for audiences in grades Pre-K – 3. Admission $10 - $16. 443.412.2211

29  An Evening of Jazz

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. Featuring A Tribute to Stanley Turrentine with Dave Stryker Organ Quartet. Admission $10. 443.412.2211

29-30  MacBeth

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. One of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies, Macbeth tells the story of an ambitious soldier whose meeting with three witches after a battle convinces him he will one day become King of Scotland. This prediction set Macbeth off on a murderous path that will eventually prove his undoing. Directed by experienced Shakespearean actor and educator Ben Fisler, this production will raise your consciousness, thrill your senses, and most importantly, make sense to the novice Shakespeare viewer. Admission $8 - $12. 443.412.2211

29-5/1  Dwellings

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor), Bel Air. Friday – Sunday 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception May 14th 5-7pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

30  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

30  3rd Annual Amanda Hichkad CCA Celebration Walk

Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen. 7:30am-Day-of event registration. 8am- Opening ceremonial program, warm ups and walk begins. Honor and remember family, friends, and neighbors in their fight against cancer at the 3rd Annual Amanda Hichkad CCA Celebration Walk. All proceeds 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 Health (Um UCH). $25 registration fee, children 12 and under are free of charge (stroller and pets, not permitted on field) T-Shirts will be awarded to those who meet or exceed the $50 fundraising challenge! For more information or to pledge your support: Call: 443.643.3460 • foundation@uchs.org

30  Birding 101

Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Road North East, 8-10am. Join a Ranger and a representative of the Cecil County Birding Club on a hike to the Turkey Point Lighthouse looking for local and migrating songbirds along the way. Learn more about birding with and without binoculars, examining bird size, silhouette and song. Contact: Jeanette Thayer, 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

30  2nd Annual Spring Family Fest

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 501 Sequoia Drive, Edgewood, 9am-3pm. Rain date May 7. This is a community event for the whole family. Pit beef (and turkey and ham) sandwiches for sale by Towne Grill and Pub, a bake sale table, and a flea market/craft and small business fair. Spaces are still available. 100% of profits will support the Lots of Love Lord of Life Food Pantry at Lord of Life Lutheran Church. Moon bounce, balloon art, face painting, and kids’ crafts. Free games with prizes for children. Fun for the whole family, including a preview of a week of fun and learning at Lord of Life’s Vacation Bible School August 1st-5th, with a chance to sign up early and get a free gift. Free event, but you are strongly encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and personal care products to help stock the food pantry, which is open the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 4:30pm to 6pm, open to all Harford County Citizens once every 30 days. Presenting Sponsors:  Center for Vein Restoration, and Rare Patient Voice. Food pantry top donors:  BB&T Bank, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Maryland-Delaware Synod of the ELCA, Maryland Sports Arena, the McComas Funeral Home. Let us welcome Spring together as a community! FREE. 410,812.2040 • foodpantry@lordoflifeegwood.org

May

1  Nautical and Aerospace Illustrations by Nate Ostrow

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Nautical paintings of U.S. Navy and 2nd U.S. Coast Guard ships along with Aerospace artwork of military aircraft. 410.879.4424

1  Guided Tour

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. 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

1  Junius Brutus Booth and Tudor Hall

Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. Presented by Jim Garrett. Jim is a life-long Lincoln Assassination and Booth enthusiast, a volunteer at Ford’s Theatre and a tour guide for Washington DC’s Old Town Trolley Tours. He is also a co-author of The Lincoln Assassination: Where Are they Now? A Guide to the Burial Places of Individuals Connected to the Lincoln Assassination in Washington, D.C. and The Flags of Ford’s Theatre. Starts at 2pm and lasts about 45 minutes. Age 13 and older. 443.619.0008 •  SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.comhttp://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com

1  MacBeth

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. One of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies, Macbeth tells the story of an ambitious soldier whose meeting with three witches after a battle convinces him he will one day become King of Scotland. These prediction set Macbeth off on a murderous path that will eventually prove his undoing. Directed by experienced Shakespearean actor and educator Ben Fisler, this production will raise your consciousness, thrill your senses, and most importantly, make sense to the novice Shakespeare viewer. Admission $8 - $12. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

1  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

3-5  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

5  Rocking Chair Story Time

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. 9:30-10:30am. The Rocking Chair Story Hour, in partnership with the Harford County Public Library, will begin on Thursday, May 5th and continue through May 26th. 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is FRE! Registration is required. 410.638.4565 • www.rockfieldmanor.com/events

6  Harford County Public Schools – Elementary School 3 Hour Early Dismissal

6  Lunchtime Concert

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

6  First Fridays Returns!

Main Street Tower Parking Lot, Bel Air. 5-8pm. Harford County’s best block party is Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s First Fridays with local live music, beer and wine, food vendors, 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

6-8  Dwellings

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor), Bel Air. Friday – Sunday 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception May 14th 5-7pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

7  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

7  Garden Festival at Ladew Gardens

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 10am-4pm. Garden Festival, now in its 8th year, has become the most anticipated rare plant, antiques and garden ornaments sale in the region, featuring an exclusive collection of more than 45 unique vendors from throughout the eastern seaboard. In addition to enjoying the shopping opportunities and complimentary lectures & workshops, guests can tour Ladew’s spectacular gardens, visit the historic home of Harvey S. Ladew, and stroll through the Nature Walk. $20 for Ladew members; $25 for non-members. www.LadewGardens.com

7  Celebration of Cultures

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 11am. Cultural performances, ethnic foods, artisans, etc.; 6pm Latin Dance. This is a family oriented event to celebrate the various cultures/ethnicities that call Harford County home. It is an opportunity to share traditions through music, dance, youth/family activities and crafts. Sponsored by the Harford County Dept. of Community Services’ Human Relations Commission. Most of the activities of the day are free. 410.836.0333

7  Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra presents "Friends and Family”

Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe Street, Bel Air. 7:15pm. Featuring Side-by-side with the SSO. The SSO welcomes Harford County Public Schools’ finest musicians in this annual “side-by-side” concert. $20 adult; $15 senior; $10 student. www.ssorchestra.org

8  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

8  Nautical and Aerospace Illustrations by Nate Ostrow

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Nautical paintings of U.S. Navy and 2nd U.S. Coast Guard ships along with Aerospace artwork of military aircraft. 410.879.4424

10  Brown Bag Lunch

Historical Society of Harford County, 143 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 12:30-1:30pm. The history of Bel Air in pictures. FREE. 410.838.7691

10  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

12  Rocking Chair Story Time

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. 9:30-10:30am. The Rocking Chair Story Hour, in partnership with the Harford County Public Library, will begin on Thursday, May 5th and continue through May 26th. 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is FRE! Registration is required. 410.638.4565 • www.rockfieldmanor.com/events

13  Lunchtime Concert

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

13  3rd Annual Be A Hero Fundraiser

Pazo, 1425 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore. VIP Reception at 6:30pm; Main event at 7:30pm. Hosted by the Baltimore Child Abuse Center (BCAC). The event honors members of the Baltimore community for their commitment to keeping children safe from sexual abuse, trauma and other Adverse Childhood Experiences, and raises the necessary funds for BCAC to continue its important work in the community. “Our city’s children need our help now more than ever and we’re looking forward to a great night of entertainment in the name of supporting one of our community’s most vulnerable populations,” said Adam Rosenberg, executive director of BCAC. Jamie Smith and Morgan Gilligan will serve as chairs of the event. Live auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and mingling. Guests can purchase tickets for the main event for $200 or VIP tickets for $300. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at http://www.bcaci.org/beahero/. A silent auction will go live on the same website on Friday, April 29, 2016.

13  Dave Nachmanoff in Concert

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

13-15  Dwellings

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor), Bel Air. Friday – Sunday 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception May 14th 5-7pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

13-15  Peter Pan

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 5/13 – 8:30pm; 5/14 – 4pm and 7:30pm; 5/15 – 1pm and 4pm. Harford Dance Theatre presents Peter Pan Fly away past the second star to the right with Peter, Wendy, Captain Hook, and all of the characters in Neverland!  Featuring original choreography, bright costumes, and engaging video projection, this adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s beloved tale will make you want to never grow up!  Admission $10 - $16. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

14  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

14  How to Read Nautical Charts

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace. Offered by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Half of all proceeds for classes at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum go to the museum. Contact Abe Spergel 443.504.3880 • safeboating2207@gmail.com

14  North Park Trail Walk

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

14  Dwellings 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

14  Bicycle Safety

Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Road North East. Meet at the Amphitheater located within the campground area. 6-7pm. Wait! Watch out! Look both ways! Whether bicycling through the park’s campground, on a trail or in your neighborhood, there are many obstacles a rider must be aware of at all times. Join a guest speaker to learn more about bicycle safety and then test your knowledge by taking a ride through Elk Neck’s bicycle obstacle course. Be sure to bring your own bike.  Day-use fees apply. $3 per Maryland resident, $5 per out-of-state resident. Contact: Jeanette Thayer, 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

15  Nautical and Aerospace Illustrations by Nate Ostrow

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Nautical paintings of U.S. Navy and 2nd U.S. Coast Guard ships along with Aerospace artwork of military aircraft. 410.879.4424

18  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  Rocking Chair Story Time

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. 9:30-10:30am. The Rocking Chair Story Hour, in partnership with the Harford County Public Library, will begin on Thursday, May 5th and continue through May 26th. 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is FRE! Registration is required. 410.638.4565 • www.rockfieldmanor.com/events

20  Lunchtime Concert

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

20  An Evening of Jazz

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. Featuring Second Shift and HCC’s Jazz Ensemble. HCC’s vocal jazz ensemble under the direction of Marianne Pastelak, and instrumental jazz ensemble under the direction of Benny Russell, will appear in concert performing a variety of vocal and instrumental jazz styles including blues, swing, be-bops, and fusion. Admission $5. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

20-22  Dwellings

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

21  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

22  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

22  Nautical and Aerospace Illustrations by Nate Ostrow

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Nautical paintings of U.S. Navy and 2nd U.S. Coast Guard ships along with Aerospace artwork of military aircraft. 410.879.4424

22  Guided Tour of the Historic Tudor Hall

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. 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

22  Till the Curtain Falls: The Genius of Edwin Booth

Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 2-2:45pm. Presented by Kate Ramirez. Kate is a senior at St. Mary's College of Maryland, working toward a major in History and a minor in Museum Studies, and the recipient of their Transfer and Phi Theta Kappa scholarships. While attending Manhattanville College in her native New York, she received the Castle Scholars Research Grant Award for her study of the Lincoln assassination and conspiracy. She has spoken about the trial and execution of convicted conspirator Mary Surratt for the 2015 Surratt Society Conference, the Society for Women in the Civil War, and Historic Port Royal. When not researching the infamous tragedy of 1865, she can be found working as a living Civil War historian, giving tours at the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum in Waldorf, Maryland and volunteering at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Starts at 2pm and lasts about 45 minutes. $5 cash for those age 13 and older. 443.619.0008 • SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com •  http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com

22  Volunteer Opportunities – Grasses to the Masses Planting Day

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon, 3:30-5pm. Ages 6 – adult, under 16 w/adult. Learn what submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is, why it is important to the Bay, and how you can help restore bay grasses. In this free workshop for volunteers, you will be given instruction, equipment, and plant material to grow SAV in your home. Then join us this spring to plant the SAV in Otter Point Creek.  No experience necessary. Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

23  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  Rocking Chair Story Time

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. 9:30-10:30am. The Rocking Chair Story Hour, in partnership with the Harford County Public Library, will begin on Thursday, May 5th and continue through May 26th. 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is FRE! Registration is required. 410.638.4565 • www.rockfieldmanor.com/events

27  Harford County Public Schools – Elementary School 3 Hour Early Dismissal

27  Lunchtime Concert

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

27-29  Dwellings

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

28  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

29  Bel Air Rotary Cornhole Tournament

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. Come dressed in your Redneck best!  Spend the day listening to live country and bluegrass music while playing a couple of rounds of cornhole!  Enjoy award winning BBQ, beer and wine. $50 per person. For tickets and team registration, call 410.734.4422.

29  Nautical and Aerospace Illustrations by Nate Ostrow

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Nautical paintings of U.S. Navy and 2nd U.S. Coast Guard ships along with Aerospace artwork of military aircraft. 410.879.4424

30  Harford County Public Schools Holiday – Schools & Offices Closed

30  Memorial Day Ceremony

Band Shell - Lee Way and Hickory Avenue, Bel Air. 10:30am. Ceremony honoring deceased veterans. Sponsored by Town of Bel Air and American Legion Harford Post #39. FREE. 410.303.8138

June

3  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! Check out our Facebook page for a list of scheduled bands or visit www.downtownbelair.com

3-5  Dwellings

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

3-5  Devised Theater

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6/3 – 8pm; 6/4 – 8pm; 6/5 – 12pm and 3pm. HCC Actor’s Guild presents Devised Theater by Leif McCurry and the students of HCC Actors Guild. The completely original piece will be built around explorations, improvisations, and research into interesting themes/topics/events/ people. Stay tuned as anything could happen!  Admission $8 - $12. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

4  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

4  Flag Day

Shamrock Park (behind Town Hall), Bel Air. 8am. Join us for our annual tradition of commemorating the American Flag. Along with an inspiring keynote speaker and Color Guard presentation, we will enjoy a variety of patriotic music in honor of everything our flag represents. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air. 410.638.4550

4  National Trails Day Hike

Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Road North East. Meet at the Farm Road trailhead (across from Shelter One) in the North East Beach Area. 10-11am. Four (4) mile hike. Get a jumpstart into celebrating “Great Outdoors Month” by joining a Ranger on National Trails Day to hike the Farm Road and Pond Loop trails. Have your hiking shoes ready to enjoy and explore Mountain Laurel filled forests and lively marshy habitats. Day-use fees apply. $3 per Maryland resident, $5 per out-of-state resident. Contact: Jeanette Thayer, 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

4  Beach Bum Book Sale

Bel Air Library, 100 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Bel Air. 10am-4pm. Children’s and paperback books. Sponsored by Friends of the Bel Air Library. 410.838.3151

4  Summer Lecture and Tea

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

4  17th Annual Senator Bob Hooper House Hospice Regatta

Next to the Historic Concord Point Lighthouse, Havre de Grace. 5-10pm. This is a magical evening located next to the historic Concord Point Lighthouse on the shores of the Susquehanna River. Arrive at 5pm and watch the race with event sponsors and benefactors. Special hors d'oeuvres and a top shelf bar will be available to sponsors from 5pm to 6pm. Dinner service compliments of Texas Roadhouse of Fallston follows. Please note: General admission/ shore party ticket holders arrive at 6pm. All guests will enjoy a delicious dinner, unlimited beer & soda, entertainment, live music, as well as live and silent auctions! For more information of the Annual Senator Bob Hooper House Hospice Regatta, please contact Donna Tower Lenzner: 443.643.3469 • dtlenzner@uchs.org

4   Relay For Life of Central Harford County

Bel Air High School Track, 100 Heighe Street, Bel Air, 6pm. Relay For Life is an organized overnight community fundraising event where teams of people camp out around the track & take turns walking the track. Fun, games & activities make it a perfect family friendly event! Our main reason for coming together is to bring an awareness to the fight against cancer. We come together to celebrate those who survived the fight against cancer; remember those who were lost, and promise to fight back against cancer. This year's theme is "Lights! Camera! Relay!!" Please come join us! FREE. 410.933.5173 • Kristin.Tilton@cancer.orgwww.RelayForLife.org/CentralHarfordMD.

4, 5  Maryland Safe Boating Class

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace. Offered by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. This course satisfies the requirements for operating a vessel on Maryland waters and a Maryland Department of Natural Resources Certificate of Boating Safety Education is issued upon satisfactory completion. Instructors teach two sessions. Attendance at both sessions is required followed by a test. Half of all proceeds for classes at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum go to the museum. Contact Abe Spergel 443.504.3880 • safeboating2207@gmail.com

5  36th Annual Bel Air Town Run

Downtown Bel Air. 8am. A 5K foot race and a 1 mile walk will take you through the town starting on Main Street and ending at Shamrock Park, behind Town Hall. Sponsor: RASAC. 410.652.9974 • www.belairtownrun.com

5  Nautical and Aerospace Illustrations by Nate Ostrow

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Nautical paintings of U.S. Navy and 2nd U.S. Coast Guard ships along with Aerospace artwork of military aircraft. 410.879.4424

5  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

7-9  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

10  Free Outdoor Summer Movie Series

Shamrock Park, 7:15pm. Movie starts immediately after sunset. Bring the family for a fun and free movie night under the stars. Pre-movie entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. All movies are family friendly. Follow us on twitter and like us on facebook for up to the minute information and a list of scheduled movies. www.downtownbelair.com

10-12  Dwellings

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

10-12  Mary Poppins

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6/10 – 7pm; 6/11 – 7pm; 6/12 – 2pm. Phoenix Festival Theater presents Mary Poppins, a musical based on the stories of P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure!  Admission $12 - $20. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

10-12  Devised Theater

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6/10 – 8pm; 6/11 – 8pm; 6/12 – 12pm and 3pm. HCC Actor’s Guild presents Devised Theater by Leif McCurry and the students of HCC Actors Guild. The completely original piece will be built around explorations, improvisations, and research into interesting themes/topics/events/ people. Stay tuned as anything could happen!  Admission $8 - $12. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

11  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

11  Craig Bickhardt in Concert

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

11, 12  Maryland Faerie Festival

Camp Ramblewood, 2564 Silver Road, Darlington, 10am-6pm. Come celebrate the faeries and enjoy the pageantry, magic, music, and mischief. We provide an atmosphere and entertainment inspired by Faerie folklore and literature, and, of course, by the Faeries themselves. Yes, we believe in Faeries. Maryland Faeries promote the stewardship of nature, outdoor education, and sponsor faerie artists, merchants and entertainment. Tickets for the day festival and evening activities can be purchased at the door with no service fee. We recommend buying camping tickets online to reserve a spot, space is limited. $5 for ages 3-12, $15 for 13-99, free for under 3 or over 100. $5 fee per car for parking. $1 discount for coming in costume. See website for camping costs. 443.267.4386 • info@marylandfaeriefestival.org

12  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

12  Through the Eyes of Jasmin Marie by Jasmin Johnson

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Embroidery and visual art (acrylic painting) will be the focus of this intriguing exhibit. Learning to embroider from her beloved grandmother, this fine craft has developed into an expression of art for Jasmin. Her embroidery art has led her to explore the visual arts (acrylic painting). Cityscapes are her favorite scenes to paint. 410.879.4424

12  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

14  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

15  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  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

17-19  Dwellings

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

17-19  Mary Poppins

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6/17 – 7pm; 6/18 – 7pm; 6/19 – 2pm. Phoenix Festival Theater presents Mary Poppins, a musical based on the stories of P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure!  Admission $12 - $20. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

18  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

18  Annual Yard Sale

The Historical Society of Harford County, 143 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 9am-3pm. 410.838.7691

18  7th Annual Cecil County Wade-In

Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Road North East. 10am-2pm. Join us as we pull up our pant legs and wade into the Upper Chesapeake Bay at the beautiful North East Beach to measure water quality the way retired Maryland State Senator Bernie Fowler did 25 years ago with his “sneaker index”. No reservations required. Contact: Jeanette Thayer, 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

19  Through the Eyes of Jasmin Marie by Jasmin Johnson

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Embroidery and visual art (acrylic painting) will be the focus of this intriguing exhibit. Learning to embroider from her beloved grandmother, this fine craft has developed into an expression of art for Jasmin. Her embroidery art has led her to explore the visual arts (acrylic painting). Cityscapes are her favorite scenes to paint. 410.879.4424

19  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

20  Harford County Public Schools – Last Day for Pre-K Students

20-8/5  Exploration Art School Summer Art Camps for Kids!

102 N. Main St. Ste. B-2 Bel Air, Times vary - Morning and afternoon. Exploration Art School under the direction of Nicki Jergensen M.Ed. offers a variety of Summer Art Camps for kids ages 5-13. The Art camps are designed for the youngest beginner to the most experienced of artist. $104-$170 depending on camp registered for. 410.652.6411 • nickijergensen@me.com. Times and dates vary so for specific information please go to www.explorationartschool.com

22  Harford County Public Schools – Last Day for K-11 Students

24  Free Outdoor Summer Movie

Shamrock Park, Lee Street and Hickory Avenue, Bel Air. Pre-movie festivities at 7:15pm and movie begins immediately after sunset. Bring the family for a fun and free movie night under the stars at Shamrock Park with pre-movie entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. All movies are family friendly. 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 movies or visit www.downtownbelair.com

24-26  Dwellings

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

25  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

25  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

26  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

26  Through the Eyes of Jasmin Marie by Jasmin Johnson

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Embroidery and visual art (acrylic painting) will be the focus of this intriguing exhibit. Learning to embroider from her beloved grandmother, this fine craft has developed into an expression of art for Jasmin. Her embroidery art has led her to explore the visual arts (acrylic painting). Cityscapes are her favorite scenes to paint. 410.879.4424

26  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

27  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

July

1  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! Check out our Facebook page for a list of scheduled bands or visit www.downtownbelair.com

1-3  Apples and Oranges

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 July 16th from 5-7pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

2  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  Through the Eyes of Jasmin Marie by Jasmin Johnson

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Embroidery and visual art (acrylic painting) will be the focus of this intriguing exhibit. Learning to embroider from her beloved grandmother, this fine craft has developed into an expression of art for Jasmin. Her embroidery art has led her to explore the visual arts (acrylic painting). Cityscapes are her favorite scenes to paint. 410.879.4424

3  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

4  Fourth of July Celebration in the Town of Bel Air

All-day old-fashioned patriotic celebrations, fun and participatory events for the whole family, celebrating the birth of our country. Flag-raising at 6:45am at Bel Air High School followed by Pancake Breakfast. Horseshoe Pitching in Rockfield Park. Daytime events including Watermelon Eating, Uncle Sam Says, Frog-Jumping Contest and more in Shamrock Park. Bicycle Rodeo at Bel Air Elementary School. Historic pageantry at the Hays House. Grand Parade at 6pm on Main Street, followed by Fireworks over Rockfield Park at about 9:30pm. All events are open to the public free of charge with the exception of the Pancake Breakfast, which charges a fee per person. Souvenirs and vendors are available throughout the day. For full information and details on how to participate, donate or sponsor an event, call 410.879.4245 before June 1, 2016, and 410.893.4444 on or after June 1, 2016. Sponsored by the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization. Full details and schedule, plus applications, maps, parade entry rules and forms, and more, are available online at www.belairjuly4.org

4  Independence Day Open House

Hays House, 324 Kenmore Avenue, Bel Air. 9am-12pm. Special activities!  Music by the Catherine Street Consort. FREE. 410.838.7691

5-7  Historical Society of Harford County

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

6  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

8  Free Outdoor Summer Movie

Shamrock Park, Lee Street and Hickory Avenue, Bel Air. Pre-movie festivities at 7:15pm and movie begins immediately after sunset. Bring the family for a fun and free movie night under the stars at Shamrock Park with pre-movie entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. All movies are family friendly. 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 movies or visit www.downtownbelair.com

8-10  Apples and Oranges

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 July 16th from 5-7pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

9  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

9  Suddenly in Command

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace. Offered by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Half of all proceeds for classes at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum go to the museum. Contact Abe Spergel 443.504.3880 • safeboating2207@gmail.com

10  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

10  Through the Eyes of Jasmin Marie by Jasmin Johnson

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Embroidery and visual art (acrylic painting) will be the focus of this intriguing exhibit. Learning to embroider from her beloved grandmother, this fine craft has developed into an expression of art for Jasmin. Her embroidery art has led her to explore the visual arts (acrylic painting). Cityscapes are her favorite scenes to paint. 410.879.4424

10  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

13  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

15-17  Apples and Oranges

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 July 16th from 5-7pm. 410.420.9499 • www.artinharford.org

16  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

16  Apples and Oranges 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

16  Evening Paddle

Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Road North East. Meet next to the boat launch facilities in the Rogues Harbor Area. 6-8pm. Enjoy an evening paddle on the serene waters of the Elk River. Discover the wonders that abound on the water as the sun sets. Space is limited, so call today to make your reservations. $20 per canoe or tandem kayak, and $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak - bring it along for just $5 per person. Contact: Jeanette Thayer, 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

17  Through the Eyes of Jasmin Marie by Jasmin Johnson

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Embroidery and visual art (acrylic painting) will be the focus of this intriguing exhibit. Learning to embroider from her beloved grandmother, this fine craft has developed into an expression of art for Jasmin. Her embroidery art has led her to explore the visual arts (acrylic painting). Cityscapes are her favorite scenes to paint. 410.879.4424

17  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

20  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

20  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

22  Free Outdoor Summer Movie

Shamrock Park, Lee Street and Hickory Avenue, Bel Air. Pre-movie festivities at 7:15pm and movie begins immediately after sunset. Bring the family for a fun and free movie night under the stars at Shamrock Park with pre-movie entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. All movies are family friendly. 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 movies or visit www.downtownbelair.com

22-24  Apples and Oranges

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

23  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

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23  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

23  Kinetic Canvas – Claude Monet

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Road, Bel Air. 8pm. 7pm – Informative Pre-Show discussion on Monet, his most famous works, and the time period in which he painted to gain context on the show’s inspiration. Harford Dance Theatre presents Kinetic Canvas – Claude Monet. From the company that brought you Kinetic Canvas – Edward Hopper, comes another all-new dance theater production inspired by the works of impressionist painter, Claude Money. Featuring original choreography and a moving storyline, this is a night for art and dance enthusiasts alike!  Admission  $15 - $20. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.com

24  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

24  Through the Eyes of Jasmin Marie by Jasmin Johnson

Liriodendron Gallery, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Embroidery and visual art (acrylic painting) will be the focus of this intriguing exhibit. Learning to embroider from her beloved grandmother, this fine craft has developed into an expression of art for Jasmin. Her embroidery art has led her to explore the visual arts (acrylic painting). Cityscapes are her favorite scenes to paint. 410.879.4424

24  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

27  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

27  International Music Institute and Festival

Shamrock Park, Lee Street and Hickory Avenue, Bel Air. 7pm. This FREE “must-see” concert features the American Virtuosi and young virtuosos from around the world, performing a program of exciting solo and chamber music. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air, Harford County Cultural Arts Board, and the Maryland State Arts Council. 410.638.5323

28-31  29th Annual Harford County Farm Fair

Harford County Equestrian Center, 608 N. Tollgate Road, Bel Air. Annual event to promote Harford County agriculture and youth involvement in 4-H, FFA, and Ag Magnet Program. Local residents can exhibit their skills through Home Arts and many other contests. Includes carnival, tractor pulls, live entertainment, and numerous other events and activities. Commercial and civic vendors displayed. Adults $8, Ages 5-11 $4, Free for ages 4 and under, 410.838.8663 • info@farmfair.org • www.farmfair.org.

29-31  Apples and Oranges

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

30  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

31  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

August

2-4  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

3  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

5  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! Check out our Facebook page for a list of scheduled bands or visit www.downtownbelair.com

5-7  Apples and Oranges

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

6  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

7  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

10  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

12, 13  Maryland State BBQ Bash

Bond and Thomas Streets, 8/12 from 4-10pm; 8/13 from 12-10pm. The BBQ Bash features live music, top quality BBQ, sponsor displays, crafter, merchant vendors, Farmers Market, children’s entertainment as well as Harford County’s biggest and best beer and wine garden. Follow us on twitter and like us on facebook for up to the minute information. www.downtownbelair.com/bbqbash

12-14  Apples and Oranges

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

13  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

14  Elk River Exploration

Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Road North East. Meet next to the boat launch facilities in the Rogues Harbor Area. 9-11am. Explore the banks of Turkey Point by paddling the Elk River. Along the way learn to identify some of the animals that call this watery habitat home. Space is limited, so call today to make your reservations. $20 per canoe or tandem kayak and $15 per single kayak. Have your own canoe or kayak - bring it along for just $5 per person. Contact: Jeanette Thayer, 410.287.5333 • www.dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/central/elkneck.aspx

14  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

14  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

17  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

17  Summer Concert Series

Humbert Amphitheater, Shamrock Park, Bel Air. 7pm. Outdoor concerts in Shamrock Park, featuring outstanding local musicians. Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. No rain date for this performance. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

19  Free Outdoor Summer Movie

Shamrock Park, Lee Street and Hickory Avenue, Bel Air. Pre-movie festivities at 7:15pm and movie begins immediately after sunset. Bring the family for a fun and free movie night under the stars at Shamrock Park with pre-movie entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. All movies are family friendly. 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 movies or visit www.downtownbelair.com

19-21  Apples and Oranges

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

20  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

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26  Free Outdoor Summer Movie

Shamrock Park, Lee Street and Hickory Avenue, Bel Air. Pre-movie festivities at 7:15pm and movie begins immediately after sunset. Bring the family for a fun and free movie night under the stars at Shamrock Park with pre-movie entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. All movies are family friendly. 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 movies or visit www.downtownbelair.com

26-28  Apples and Oranges

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

27  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

27  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.net • www.harfordhistory.org

28  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

September

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! 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 TBA. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air. Admission is FREE. 410.638.4550 • www.belairmd.org

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

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

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

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  Lunchtime Concert

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

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  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

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

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

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  Lunchtime Concert

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

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

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  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

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

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  Historical Society 2015 Annual Dinner

Speaker to be announced. Call for details. 410.838.7691

23  Lunchtime Concert

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

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  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  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  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  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

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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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  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

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

7-8  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

7-9  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  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

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

11  Yom Kippur Begins at Sundown

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

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.

13-15  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

14-16  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

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

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

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.

20-23  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

21-23  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

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

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

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

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

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. Exploring the Red Planet with Kobie Boykins, NASA Engineer. 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. Speaker Series Sponsors: Harford County Public Library, Harford Community College; Student Services Reception Sponsor: Towson University. Admission $15 - $40. 443.412.2211 • www.liveatharfordcc.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  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24  Happy Thanksgiving, Harford County!

25  CCA “Wine” Down Social

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

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

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  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

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  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

3-4  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

9-11  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

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

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

25  Merry Christmas, Harford County!

25-1/1  Happy Chanukah, Harford County!