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

Our updated list includes further details of events listed in the magazine as well as events submitted after the current issue went to press. We update weekly, so come back often!

If your organization or business is planning an event that you'd like to have listed, please use our event submission form. Our web site updates once per week. Events that are submitted by Friday, post the following Monday or Tuesday. Please feel free to submit as many as you like - we encourage it! Our publisher chooses 60-70 from our web site to appear in our printed edition.

DISCLAIMER: Events may be subject to change and/or cancellation. Please call to verify the date, time, and location when planning to attend. While reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained, Harford's Heart Magazine does not assume responsibility for changes made.



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February

Become a Community Gardener

Gardens are located at the following locations: Market St., Seneca Ave and off Rte 155 near the Community Center. Are you dreaming of gardening this Spring? The Havre de Grace Green Team has community garden plots available at their four gardens in Havre de Grace.  Ten by ten plots are available for a $35 annual fee that includes water, mulch and deer fencing where needed. The Community gardens, a joint project of the Havre de Grace Green Team and the City of Havre de Grace, are in their fourth year of operation. $35 for a 10 x 10 plot. Plots are assigned on a first-come, first served basis. To apply, send an email to hdggreenteam@gmail.com and ask for an application form, or pick up a form at City Hall or the Havre de Grace branch of the Harford County Public Library.

1  Wait – Am I Drowning?

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10:30am. Ages 8 – adult, under 13 w/adult. How do wetland plant roots stay submerged in the water and mud? Can they breathe? Find out this and more as we explore the lives of cattail and phragmites. Use a reed pen to make an ink drawing as a memento. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70 member; $3 non-member per person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

1  HCC Actors Guild in The Gifted Program

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. In 1986, the very bottom of Racine, Wisconsin’s high school social food chain consists of the remaining members of the Dungeons & Dragons club – four socially awkward refugees from a defunct program for talented gifted students.  When one of them is revealed to be the mysterious radio call-in Romeo courting the school’s most popular girl, the simple pursuit of an education becomes a fight for survival.  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

3  Tiny Wonders: Tracks in the Snow

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 years old with adult. What do preschoolers wonder about? Let us answer their questions on topics of high interest for 2-5 year olds. A former teacher, Kim Truxel, works to cultivate a child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement, and dramatic play. Pre-registration required. $8 per member with $6 per member sibling or $10 per non-member per date (adults are free). 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

3  ArtBeat on WHFC 91.1FM

WHFC 91.1FM, 12:30-1pm. The Harford County Cultural Arts Board is partnering with WHFC 91.1 FM to produce a weekly arts-focused radio show called ArtBeat. The show's lineup for February 3, 2015 is as follows: Bill Price - Chair of The Havre de Grace Opera House Foundation MasquerAid on Saturday, February 7, www.OperaHouseFoundation.org; Kathy Smith - CEO of the Center for the Arts Dancing for the Arts Gala and 2015 Goals, www.HarfordCFA.com; Richard Blane - Tribute Artist (Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck), www.RichardBlane.com. You can hear ArtBeat by visiting www.WHFC911.org on Tuesdays at 12:30pm and click on "Listen Now. If your arts organization is interested in being featured on ArtBeat, please contact the Harford County Cultural Arts Board at arts@harfordcountymd.gov. The Harford County Cultural Arts Board, located at 319 S. Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014, is a commission under the Department of Community Services that serves to encourage the growth and stability of cultural organizations in Harford County. For more information, visit www.CulturalArtsBoard.org. FREE. 410.638.3578

4  Wild West After d'Arc Pre-Event

Silver Spring Mining Co., 705 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air, 5-9pm. The Arc NCR will receive a portion of the proceeds on all food and alcohol sales - Dine in & Carry Out. Raffle tickets are available for $100 - you'll also receive an Alex & Ani bracelet with your purchase, and each ticket is a chance to win a $5,000 shopping spree at Smyth Jewelers! Call Development at 410.836.7177 to purchase your raffle ticket. Bring our pre-event flyer when you arrive to be sure we get credit for your order. Click here to download the flyer: http://arcncr.org/pdf/Events/After%20dArc%202015/Flyer_PreEvent.pdfdevelopment@arcncr.org

6  Halfway to First Fridays

Location TBD. 5-9pm. A great way to beat the winter blahs as you get ready for Harford County’s best block party. Sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. www.downtownbelair.com • 443.823.1797

6-8  55th Annual Bel Air Gun Show

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street. 2/6 – 5-9pm; 2/7 – 9am-5pm; 2/8 – 9am-3pm. Displays, sales, trades, antique and modern firearms, decoys, knives, coins, books. Sponsored by the Harford County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League. Admission $5 adults; $2 students under 16. 410.877.1785

7  Geology Hike

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages 14 and over. Did you know that the geology of Eden Mill is best viewed during the winter? Hike around the park to explore the different geological features found in northern Harford County and exhibited at Eden Mill. Members $3; non-members $5. Pre-registration required. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

7  Still Life Drawing

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-11am. Ages 13-adult. Interested in sketching from nature and learning more about your subjects? Then join Eden Mill for winter still life drawing for an opportunity to explore seeing natural objects, both hard and soft, with an informed eye. After a brief presentation, spend the morning drawing from your choice of many still life arrangements. All skill levels are invited to participate! This program has been assisted by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Harford County Government through the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Pre-registration required. Members $7; non-members $9. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

7  Bass Class 2015

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, 10am-4pm. Come to the Maritime Museum for a full day of bass fishing seminars and workshops, in addition to auction items and door prizes! Lunch provided. Please call the number below to pre-register. $50.410.608.5170 • hdgmaritimemuseum@verizon.netwww.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

7  Critter Dinner Time

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

7  Streetwise

The Fitness Craze, 223 Brierhill Drive, Bel Air, 11am-3pm. Register today for this 4-hour hands-on workshop that will teach you the confidence, knowledge and strength to feel empowered in a threatening situation. You will learn defense techniques on how to recognize, react to, and survive an attack! $79. info@rustreetwise.comwww.rustreetwise.com

7  Texas Hold'em Tournament

American Legion Post 135, Cherry St., Perryville. Side games begin at 11am. Registration at noon. Hosted by the Son of the American Legion Squadron 135, Perryville. Food and drinks available. $25 dollar buy in. 410.642.2594 • carabetta@erols.com

7  Abingdon Fire Company Spaghetti Dinner

Abingdon Fire Company Hall, 3306 Abingdon Road, Abingdon, 4:30pm-7:30pm. Menu - Salad, Spaghetti, Meat Sauce, Regular Sauce, Italian bread, Ice Cream, Brownies, Ice Tea & Coffee. $10 Adults and Carry Out, $9 Seniors, $5 Children 6-12, Free - Under age 6. 410.638.3955 • sheryl@beaconstaffing.comwww.facebook.com/AbingdonFire

8  Nature Tales

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

8  Hearts Bowl: A Gourd Craft

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 2-3:30pm. Ages 6 and over. Decorate a cannonball gourd to use for your Valentine candy! Pre-registration required. Members $12; non-members $14. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

8  Winter Doldrums

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater and Student Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3-5pm. Enjoy the HCC Music faculty’s annual concert in the Chesapeake Center, then stroll over to the Student Center and admire the Art + Design faculty’s annual exhibit of paintings, sculpture, photographs, digital art, and ceramics in the Chesapeake Gallery.  Join the HCC Artists in Residence “After Hours” at a reception featuring hot jazz, cool drinks, and tasty treats.  $1-$15. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

10  Alzheimer's Association Memory Cafe

Liberatore's Ristorante & Catering of Bel Air, 562 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air, 6-7pm. Memory Cafe is a social engagement program in a safe and relaxed place where people with early-stage dementia, their families and friends, health and social care professionals come together for a unique blend of education and support. Anyone affected by early-stage dementia is welcome to attend. FREE. 800.272.3900 • ywright@alz.orgwww.alz.org/maryland

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

Kaufman Cancer Center, Upper Chesapeake Health Center, Bel Air. 6:30pm. Open meeting to discuss events, public education of matters relating to the equality, equity and harmony of citizens of Harford County. FREE. 410.638.4739

11  February Homeschool: Maple Sugarin’

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12 (without adult). Learn firsthand how to use maple trees to create maple syrup and maple sugar! We will tap trees in the park and create our own maple syrup! Pre-registration required. Members $25/$22 siblings; non-members $30. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

12  Geoff Kaufman Live in Concert

HdG Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, 7-9pm. A fun time for the entire family. Geoff is a multi-talented singer and musician who performs sea chanteys, accompanying himself on many different instruments. $15. 410.939.4800 • hdgmaritimemuseum@verizon.netwww.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

13  Pre-School Nature Series: This Little Heart of Mine

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 years old with adult. This exciting Nature Series features activities, live animals, crafts, snacks and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Taught by “Tiny Wonders” instructor, Kim Truxel. Pre-registration required. $8 member with $6/member sibling. $10/non-member per date. Adults are free. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

13  CMW Band, Thirty-One and Vera Bradley Bingo

CMW High School, 1301 N. Fountain Green Road, Bel Air. Doors open at 6pm. Games begin at 7pm. $15. For tickets e-mail CMWBPO@gmail.comsuzanneriley5@comcast.net

14  Owls: Silent Hunters

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages 13 and over. Learn about the native owls of Harford County and the adaptations that they possess to give them advantages for night hunting. We will also dissect owl pellets to investigate what owls eat. Pre-registration required. Members $3; non-members $5. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

14  Birds of Leight Park

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, looking and counting our native birds with guest birder, Ruth Bergstrom, of the Harford County Bird Club. Binoculars provided. Hot chocolate and a treat!  Space is limited, registration required. $2.70 member; $3 non-member per person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

14  Striper School 2015

HdG Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, 10am-4pm. A full day of seminars on striper fishing. Topics include light tackle patapsco, bridge striperes, and spring trolling. There will be ample time for questions and answers. We'll have door prizes and auction items as well. Call to register; lunch provided. $50. 410.608.5170 • hdgmaritimemuseum@verizon.netwww.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

14  Valentine’s Photos With Your Pet and Friendship Vows

Baltimore Humane Society, Administration Building, 1601 Nicodemus Road, Reisterstown, BowWow Meow Chapel of Love Hours: 12-3pm. 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, Ellen Schwab, 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! Email goldband@bmorehumane.org. $10/photos or $15 for Friendship Ceremony. The Baltimore Humane Society, founded in 1927 by Mrs. Elsie Seeger Barton, is an independent, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, which offers low-cost veterinary care to the public, and a pet cemetery with grief support services. We receive no operational funding from the local or federal governments, or any national animal welfare organizations. For more information about BHS, and how you can contribute, volunteer, adopt, or foster, please visit www.bmorehumane.org • 410.833.8848 x202.

14  Nature’s Valentine

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1:30-3pm. Ages 4-8 w/adult. Show your love for eastern forests with a stroll through Leight Park and construct a woodsy valentine to leave at your favorite spot along the trail. Warm up with refreshments. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70 member; $3 non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

14  Valentine's Day Jazz Dinner

American Legion Post #55, 115 N.Bond St., Bel Air. 6-9pm. Proceeds for this event benefit the AMES UMC SCHOLARSHIP FUND. Ames United Methodist Church is the first African American Church formed in Bel Air, Maryland and is located downtown at 112 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air, MD 21014. Live music by the Straight Up Jazz Band. Food catered by Island Spice. $40. For tickets, amesumcscholarshipcommittee@live.com • 410.838.0161

14  Valentine’s Day Dinner

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street, 6:30pm. Join professional impersonators Eric Richardson and James Young as Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra respectively. $50. 410.838.7691

14  Candlelight Valentine’s Day Dinner

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road. Rockfield Manor hosts its 14th 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  Night Hike and Campfire: Star Gazing

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 7-9pm. Ages 6 and over. Eden Mill nature trails may be familiar to us during the day, but offer a completely different experience at night. Join us to learn about adaptations to allow you to navigate comfortably in the dark and night sky. We will utilize sensory awareness experiments for vision, hearing, smell, and touch, then end the evening with a campfire and smores! Pre-registration required. Members $5; non-members $8. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

14  Deer Creek Coffeehouse - Ken & Brad Kolodner

1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and old-time fiddlers in the US, Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the clawhammer banjo. Suggested donation: $10-Adults, $5-Students. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

14  VoicePlay

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. Straight from NBC’s The Sing Off, a capella sensation VoicePlay brings their own incredible brand of entertainment to the Amoss stage.  An internationally acclaimed touring sensation, the group is blazing new trails and winning the hearts and imaginations of audiences across the country and around the world. $15-$25. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

15  5th Annual Addicted to Art

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road. Art Lottery to support the Harford Artists Association. $50 per person includes a piece of art, spirits and refreshments. For updates: www.rockfieldmanor.com • 410.638.4565

15  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

15  Wily Woodland Turkeys

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2:30-3:30pm. Ages All, under 13 w/adult. Can you strut and gobble like a turkey? Let’s play games and examine wild turkey bones, skull, feet and feathers. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

15  BYA Black History Program

Helping Hands Ministries, 3237 Level Rd, Churchville. 4pm. Program sponsored by Black Youth in Action. FREE. 443.807.1401 • www.blackyouthinactionadults.org

15  APGFCU Arena Presents: Live and Let Die

APGFCU Arena, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7-10pm. A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney and the Beatles. Starring Tony Kishman from the Broadway production Beatlemania, features a four piece band and a full symphony orchestra lead by orchestrator and conductor, Martin Herman. You will hear songs from The Beatles catalog and Paul McCartney's solo works. www.harford.edu

16  HCPS Be True to Your School Cut-a-thon

Coco Leigh Hair Boutique, 9 Red Pump Road, Bel Air. 11am-7pm. First come - first serve $20 haircuts, $10 blow-dry, add ons, 20% of services go to school of choice, all ages are welcome. 443.787.4152 • cocoleighhairboutique@gmail.comwww.facebook.com/cocoleighhairboutique

17  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 Road, Bel Air, 410.420.7727, 8:45am-2:30pm. 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 and how to enter onto the campus and find the school office. Shepherding Minds. Sharpening Hearts. Shaping Lives. FREE. 443.512.0771 • www.newcovenantchristianschool.orgHolly.Fitzpatrick@ncpres.org

17  Tiny Wonders: Clever as a Fox

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 years old with adult. What do preschoolers wonder about? Let us answer their questions on topics of high interest for 2-5 year olds. A former teacher, Kim Truxel, works to cultivate a child’s natural curiosity through stories, music, crafts, movement, and dramatic play. Pre-registration required. $8 per member with $6 per member sibling or $10 per non-member per date (adults are free). 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

17  Seasons of Recovery Workshop

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6:30-7pm - Registration/Refreshments; 7-8:30pm-Presentation, Q & A, Meet and Greet. HCC is co-sponsoring the Seasons of Recovery Workshop Series with Father Martin’s Ashley, an inpatient addition treatment center.  The education series is designed to serve all individuals and families in our community who are struggling with addiction, know someone who is, or simply want to learn more.  FREE.  No ticket required. For information, contact Alex Denstman, Director of Alumni Services at Father Martin’s Ashley, 410.273.2303

17  Spring Coed Football Registration

JD's SmokeHouse, 2235 E. Churchville Rd, Bel Air. 8pm. PlayAction mixes the excitement of competition with a social and relaxed atmosphere. The league is designed to give adults in the Harford County area an avenue to stay active. We have coed and all mens leagues. Games are to be held at Cedar lane Regional Park, March thru May on Saturdays. $60 per person. 443.904.4998 • Kelly@playactionsports.nethttp://playactionsports.net/

18  Mix and Mingle Networking

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

18  February Homeschool: Maple Sugarin’

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12 (without adult). Learn firsthand how to use maple trees to create maple syrup and maple sugar! We will tap trees in the park and create our own maple syrup! Pre-registration required. Members $25/$22 siblings; non-members $30. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

18  Environmental Risk Factors in Cancer Prevention

Kaufman Cancer Center, 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air, 5:30pm. Many people wonder if the environment they live in includes risk factors that can cause cancer. Join Philip Nivatpumin, MD, Medical Director at the Kaufman Cancer Center, as he discusses healthy habits for cancer prevention and environmental risk factors to consider. FREE. Registration is required by calling 443.643.3350. kthompson@uchs.orgwww.umuch.org

18  Poetry is an Act of Peace

Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, Room 201, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. This poetry reading, led by HCC faculty members Colleen Webster and Susan Muaddi Darraj, illustrates how literature can enhance our understanding of history. FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reservations recommended: haysheighe@harford.edu • 443.412.2539

19  Girls Night Out

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

19  Understanding the Psychoeducational Report with Dr. Robyn Waxman

The Highlands School, 2409 Creswell Road, Bel Air, 6:30-7:45pm. Join Dr. Waxman, regular contributor to Baltimore's Child, as she dives into the components of the psychoeducational reports. Leave with an understanding of what kinds of tests are used, what the results might look like and how they may be interpreted. Participants are encouraged to bring reports. Snow date is February 26th. To register, contact Erin Gilbert at The Highlands School. $25 per family; Free for The Highlands School families and staff. 443.412.1096 • egilbert@highlandsschool.netwww.hsmd.org

19  Shank Series: Oral History Workshop

Havre de Grace City Hall, 711 Pennington Ave, Havre de Grace, 7pm. Drs. Sharon Stowers and Jamie Karmel from Harford Community College will discuss techniques for conducting an oral history project and share some of their work in the field. FREE. 410.939.5780 • lockhousemuseum@gmail.comwww.thelockhousemuseum.org

19  Charity Quarter Auction to Benefit Restore Church Mission Outreach Program

Havre de Grace American Legion Post 47, Stokes Street, Havre de Grace, 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. $5 - admission and two paddles. Please reserve your tickets today by contacting 443.527.1985 • Doeneemoscato@comcast.net

20  Pre-School Nature Series: Winter Wonderland

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 years old with adult. This exciting Nature Series features activities, live animals, crafts, snacks and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Taught by “Tiny Wonders” instructor, Kim Truxel. Pre-registration required. $8 member with $6/member sibling. $10/non-member per date. Adults are free. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

20  Estuary Science Lab – Water Pollution Detective

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 4:30-6pm. Ages 9-15. Clean water is essential for a healthy Chesapeake Bay, but is it possible to determine what has polluted our water? Use lab tests to get answers to that question and create an action plan to help clean up the Bay. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70 member; $3 non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

20  Bumper Jacksons at Laurrapin Grille

Laurrapin Grille, 209 N. Washington St, Havre de Grace, 8pm. The DC-based group performs an exciting blend of the traditional and non-traditional; contemporary lyricism and form is coupled with the early sounds of western swing, street jazz, bluegrass and country blues. Their expansive roots repertoire and unique instrumentation will delight Americana enthusiasts of both traditional and progressive leanings. Recognized as DC’s “Best Traditional Folk Band” at the 2013 Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons have positioned themselves squarely at the helm of the young roots music scene pioneering a new, fresh take on American music. The Bumper Jacksons are a big, fat party. Hot and sweet, their early jazz and country repertoire paints America's story from New Orleans' brothels to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78's, the Bumper Jacksons boldly and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, DIY style. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, the Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone is invited and the dance floor never sleeps! 410.939.4956 • bumperjacksonspromo@gmail.comwww.laurrapin.com/event/2033/

21  Winter Hike

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages 18 and over. This guided hike will tour the natural diversity found at Eden Mill, focusing on changing ecosystems. Pre-registration required. Members $3; non-members $5. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

21  Banding of the Birds

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 9-11am. Ages 12-adult, under 13 w/adult. Join Dr. Mark Johnson as we get an up close and personal look at the birds that frequent our feeders through banding and assessing their health. Hear background information on how these different species develop and diversify. Space is limited, registration required. $4.50 member; $5 non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

21  Introduction to Honeybees and the Art of Beekeeping

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 12 and up. Delve into the secret world of honeybees! Topics will include: The honeybee itself, The hierarchy & habits within a colony, An introduction to the art of beekeeping. Pre-registration is required. $12/member or $14/non-member. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

21  History on Parade

The Historical Society of Harford County, 143 N. Main St., Bel Air. 11am-2pm. Meet the authors of Society Bulletins for signings and discussion. Visit unique exhibits and displays of vintage materials from the Society’s collection. FREE. 410.838.7691

21  Maple Magic!

Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 12-1:30pm. Come experience the process of maple sugaring as we head out to Ladew’s Nature Walk to identify trees, observe tapped maple trees and collect some sap! Learn how to boil down the sap to make yummy, golden brown syrup. Tasty maple snacks will be provided! 410.557.9570 • www.LadewGardens.com

21  Customer Appreciation/Launch Party

Coco Leigh Hair Boutique, 9 Red Pump Road, Bel Air. 12-4pm. Mother Daughter Team Turns a Dream into Reality at Coco Leigh Hair Boutique! Marianne (mother) and Nicole (daughter, owner) Markopoulos of Bel Air, MD had a vision to bring a fresh, new boutique salon to their clients and have done just that in Harford County! Coco Leigh Hair Boutique combines beauty and fashion trends into their menu of offerings along with a variety of unique merchandise from local artists and designers. Nicole’s focus is to give back to her clientele and community by using eco friendly products and interacting together with local entrepreneurs for a good purpose. Nicole will be hosting a Customer Appreciation/Launch Party where she will be introducing Eufora - her new organic product line!  As a bonus, her guests, local business owners, Sarah Bacon: The Custom Jewelry Find, Wendy Wright: The Wright Fit Personal Stylist and Jen Snyder: Jen Snyder Photography will be launching their new style guide magazine! Please join us for refreshments, lite fare, giveaways and more. 443.787.4152

21  Style Guide Launch Party!

Coco Leigh Hair Boutique, 9 Red Pump Rd, Bel Air, 12-4pm. 3 business owners on a mission to empower all women to look and feel their very best are pleased to announce the Launch Party for their Style Guide!  WHO: Photographer Jen Snyder, The Wright Fit personal stylist Wendy Wright and The Custom Jewelry Find’s Sarah Bacon - all in Harford County. WHAT/WHY: The Style Guides are seasonal and spotlight an active, every day woman. With their expertise, Jen, Wendy and Sarah showcase their model’s inner and outer beauty.  Each Style Guide offers 3 on trend looks, insider info and tips. WHEN/WHERE: Join Jen, Wendy and Sarah along with Winter Style Guide model Charma Carey, and Nicole Markopoulos, owner of the new Coco Leigh Hair Boutique for the Style Guide Launch Party!  Complimentary beauty treatments, food, drinks, giveaways and more!  FREE. 443.787.4152 • tcjf@outlook.com

21  Twiggy Creatures

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-2:30pm. Ages: all, under 13 w/adult. Search park grounds for intriguing twigs and sticks to craft your very own creature creation. Nature fueled - imagination inspired! Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

21  Maple Magic!

Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 2-3:30pm. Come experience the process of maple sugaring as we head out to Ladew’s Nature Walk to identify trees, observe tapped maple trees and collect some sap! Learn how to boil down the sap to make yummy, golden brown syrup. Tasty maple snacks will be provided! 410.557.9570 • www.LadewGardens.com

21  Leight Speaker Series – Nature and Nosh: Chesapeake Bay SAV

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 4-6pm. Adults. The Anita C. Leight Speaker Series offers informal lectures on topics of interest in the field of natural science. These events are intended for general audiences and provide an opportunity for people to interact with local scientists and science educators while learning about relevant research and gaining practical knowledge. Each informal lecture will be followed by a social time including refreshments, when participants can continue discussions with the speaker. Speaker: Brooke Landry, Natural Resources Biologist, MD DNR. Bay grasses are a critical part of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Hear the latest news on their abundance and restoration from bay grass specialist Brooke Landry. Donations welcome. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

21  Country Comes To Town

VFW Darlington, 3440 Conowingo Road, Street. 6-9:30pm. Tribute artist will perform as Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams Sr. Buffet dinner included for $15. 410.457.5460 • tcb@zoominternet.netwww.richardblane.com/upcomingshows

21  Rockfield Manor’s Celebration Open House

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road, 2-5pm. Planning a Wedding or a Celebration? Join us as we open our doors and invite you to learn about the beautiful Rockfield Manor. Open to the public and admission is FREE.

21-22  MD Boating Safety Course

HdG Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace. 9am-1pm. Two-day class. Satisfies requirements for operating a vessel in Maryland waters. $35; free for military and first responders. 443.504.3880 • safeboating2207@gmail.comwww.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

21-22  Maryland Wine Passport Experience

Piedmont Wine Trail, 3026 Whiteford Road, Pylesville. 12-5pm. This winter, grab a map, gas up the car and set out onto the wine trails to explore the state’s rich culture, museums, attractions and history while learning more about the wines that represents each region. The Maryland Wineries Association, in partnership with local wineries and wine trails, presents Maryland Wine Passport Experience, a series of events taking place on each of Maryland’s six unique wine trails over two weekends; February 21-22 and February 28-March 1. The Passport Experience pass is $25 per person and includes complimentary tastings at participating wineries, in addition to other discounts and deals along the way. For passes, more information or a list of all the participating wineries, log ontowww.marylandwineevents.com. In addition to the wine tastings, the Maryland Wine Passport Experience Pass will include exclusive access to all of the participating wineries on any of the six Maryland wine trails, “behind-the-scene” experiences at each winery, a commemorative wine glass, 10% off wine purchased during the two weekends and discounts at participating attractions, hotels, restaurants and shopping centers. The Maryland Wine Passport Experience includes the following trails: Antietam Highlands Wine Trail (Frederick and Washington counties) The Antietam Highlands include the world-renowned Antietam National Battlefield, and several other Civil War battlefields and sites. The South Mountain climbs to 2,140 feet, high above the Potomac River, and valleys below. The area includes five national parks, 10 state parks, and more than 30 museums. Wineries include Big Cork Winery, Distillery Lane Ciderworks, Knob Hall Winery, Orchid Cellar Winery and Red Heifer Winery. Carroll Wine Trail (Carroll County) The Carroll Wine Trail is a place of both historic and contemporary tradition. Home to Maryland’s oldest wine festival, visitors have been traveling to this region for years to taste the fruits of the harvest and to enjoy life––glass in hand! Each winery along the trail possesses a distinctive charm and character as well as delicious hand-crafted wines. Visitors to the trail can learn about both new and age old wine making traditions, while also meeting some of the winemakers and farmers. Wineries include Cygnus Wine Cellars and Serpent Ridge Vineyards. Chesapeake Wine Trail (Eastern Shore: Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Dorchester and Wicomico) Whether you are on your way to the beach or just taking a drive to admire the beautiful Bay, the Chesapeake Wine Trail will lead you through one of the most scenic and charming parts of the state. East of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s Eastern Shore is abundant with seafood, beaches, wildlife and history, and now a beautiful—and delicious—wine trail. Wineries include Cassinelli Winery & Vineyards, Clovelly Vineyards, Crow Vineyard, Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery. St. Michael’s Winery, Turkey Point Vineyard and Triple Creek Winery. Frederick Wine Trail & other neighboring wineries (Frederick and Montgomery Counties). While walking along the Frederick Wine Trail, visitors will discover some of Frederick County’s best agricultural bounty: its beautiful vineyards and outstanding wines. From the outskirts of Mt. Airy to the edge of Montgomery County and even in downtown Frederick, there is a variety of styles and tastes with something for everyone. Wineries include Elk Run Vineyard, Great Shoals Winery, Linganore Winecellars, Rocklands Farm Winery and the Winery at Olney. Patuxent Wine Trail (Southern Maryland: Anne Arundel, Calvert, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties) The Patuxent Wine Trail presents the wineries of southern Maryland, bounded by the Patuxent and Potomac Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. The birthplace of Maryland, the area is rich in history and flavor, home to many historical landmarks, lighthouses and quaint waterfront towns. Visitors can roam the trail and sample superb wines in a restored tobacco barn, on the slopes of a rolling vineyard or along the banks of a pristine creek. Wineries include Cove Point Winery, Fridays Creek, Perigeaux Vineyards & Winery, Port of Leonardtown Winery, Romano Vineyard & Winery, Running Hare Vineyard, Slack Winery and Solomons Island Winery. Piedmont Wine Trail (Harford and Baltimore Counties) The Piedmont Wine Trail includes the wineries of Baltimore and Harford Counties. A short drive into the country from Baltimore leads you deep into the state’s agricultural heritage, where Maryland wine began and award-winning wineries thrive today. Visit historic towns, hike through numerous state parks and tour the many cultural attractions set along the Piedmont Wine Trail. Baltimore and Harford counties’ countryside provides a vibrant landscape of rolling hills dotted with thoroughbred horse farms and nationally-recognized wineries producing cellar-worthy reds and lively white wines. Wineries include Boordy Vineyards, Dejon Vineyard, Fiore Winery, Harford Vineyard & Winery, Millstone Cellars, Royal Rabbit Vineyards and Woodhall Wine Cellars. www.marylandwineevents.com

22  Maple Magic!

Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 12-1:30pm. Come experience the process of maple sugaring as we head out to Ladew’s Nature Walk to identify trees, observe tapped maple trees and collect some sap! Learn how to boil down the sap to make yummy, golden brown syrup. Tasty maple snacks will be provided! 410.557.9570 • www.LadewGardens.com

22  Invasinators

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-3pm. 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. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

22  Who Lives in a Tree?

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1:30-2:30pm. Ages 3-5 w/parent. Discover the animals that depend on trees. Listen to a poem, play games, and experience forest trees! Perfect for young budding naturalists. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

22  Maple Magic!

Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 2-3:30pm. Come experience the process of maple sugaring as we head out to Ladew’s Nature Walk to identify trees, observe tapped maple trees and collect some sap! Learn how to boil down the sap to make yummy, golden brown syrup. Tasty maple snacks will be provided! 410.557.9570 • www.LadewGardens.com

22  The Power of Nice Enoch Pratt Free Library Book Launch Event

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore. 2pm. The Enoch Pratt Free Library will host a book launch event for the refined and updated version of Ron Shapiro’s renowned classic, The Power of Nice. Negotiation impacts on all aspects of our lives and through time-tested processes, anecdotes and exercises, the newest version of The Power of Nice breaks down the art of negotiation into a streamlined, Systematic Approach that can empower any negotiator to achieve success. Guests can enjoy autographs by author Ron Shapiro and copies of the book will be available for purchase. RONALD M. SHAPIRO has had a rich and varied career as a civil rights and corporate lawyer, state Securities Commissioner, sports agent, entrepreneur, com­munity leader, business executive, and New York Times bestselling author. He advises an array of corporate and political leaders and team executives (including Steve Bisciotti), has represented Hall of Fame players (including Brooks Robinson and Cal Ripken, Jr.), helped settle a major Baltimore Symphony Orchestra strike, diffused racial tension in the Baltimore City Police Department, and raised millions of dollars for charitable causes. FREE and open to the public.

22  Harford Mutual Presents 16th Annual Harford Community College Winter Wine Expo

Harford Community College, APGFCU Arena, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Hosted by Wine World Beer and Spirits and HCC Alumni & Friends Association. Sample fine wines from around the world, taste great craft brews, and savor delicious food from some of the area's top restaurants. Other highlights include chances to bid on unique auction items, try your luck in several raffles, and order wine and beer at discounted prices. Must be 21 years old to enter. Government-issued photo I.D. will be required for admittance.  No children or babies are permitted. HCC is tobacco free. All proceeds benefit the HCC Alumni & Friends Association.  Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting the Office of College & Alumni Development at 443.412.2449. General Admission: $40 in advance; $20 designated driver (in advance and at the door), $50 at the door. 443.412.2211

22  Sunday Afternoon Concert

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Fahnestock-Hontz Duo featuring Jeff Fahnestock, tenor and Jim Hontz, guitar.  $1-$10. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

22  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. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

23  Harford County Commission For Women

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

24  Our Own Private Battlefied – Film Screening

Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, Room 201, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 11am-12:30pm. This film features father-daughter artists, Tom and Lora Beldon, who have used art to help heal the wounds of a family torn apart by the Vietnam War. FREE & open to the public. Seating is limited. Reservations recommended: haysheighe@harford.edu • 443.412.2539

24  ArtBeat on WHFC 91.1FM

WHFC 91.1FM, 12:30-1pm. The Harford County Cultural Arts Board is partnering with WHFC 91.1 FM to produce a weekly arts-focused radio show called ArtBeat. The show's lineup for February 24, 2015 is as follows: Sarah Krauss- Actress; Jim Henson's Sid the Science Kid LIVE at the Amoss Center, www.harford.edu; Betsy Lehman- Chairman - Hays House Museum, http://harfordhistory.org/hayesHouse.php; Richard Blane- Tribute Artist (Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck), www.RichardBlane.com. You can hear ArtBeat by visiting www.WHFC911.org and click on "Listen Now”. FREE. If your arts organization is interested in being featured on ArtBeat, please contact the Harford County Cultural Arts Board at arts@harfordcountymd.gov • 410.638.3578

25  February Homeschool: Maple Sugarin’

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10am-12pm. Ages 6-12 (without adult). Learn firsthand how to use maple trees to create maple syrup and maple sugar! We will tap trees in the park and create our own maple syrup! Pre-registration required. Members $25/$22 siblings; non-members $30. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

25  Harford County Cultural Arts Board Grant Training Workshop

University Center (formally the HEAT Center), 1201 Technology Drive, Aberdeen, Session A from 5:15-6:15pm; Session B from 6:30-7:30pm. The workshop is open to any non-profit organization that is interested in learning about grant opportunities with regard to funding for the arts for fiscal year 2016. The training session will give an overview of the Community Art Development Grants available through the Harford County Cultural Arts Board as well as how to file an e-grant through the HCCAB website www.CulturalArtsBoard.org.  There is no cost for the workshop but class size is limited and registration is required. Please indicate when you register which workshop you will be attending. The Harford County Cultural Arts Board, located at 319 S. Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014, is a commission under the Department of Community Services that serves to encourage the growth and stability of cultural organizations in Harford County. The Cultural Arts Board distributes over $100,000 in grants to approximately 50 non-profit organizations in Harford County annually through funding from the Maryland State Arts Council and Harford County Government. FREE. 410.638.3578 • arts@harfordcountymd.gov

26-4/26  Awakening

Harford Artists’ Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road (located in the cottage next to Rockfield Manor). Gallery Hours; Friday – Sunday 10am-5pm. All works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery and jewelry. Reception March 14th from 1-4pm.  www.artinharford.org • 410.420.9499

27  Pre-School Nature Series: Fun in the Nest

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 10-11:30am. Ages 2-5 years old with adult. This exciting Nature Series features activities, live animals, crafts, snacks and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Taught by “Tiny Wonders” instructor, Kim Truxel. Pre-registration required. $8 member with $6/member sibling. $10/non-member per date. Adults are free. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

27  Abingdon Fire Company Fish Dinner

Abingdon Fire Company – Hall, 3306 Abingdon Road, Abingdon, 4:30pm-7:30pm. Menu - Soup, Fish, Green Beans, Scalloped Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Apple Sauce, Rolls, Ice Cream, Cookies. $10 Adults and Carry Out, $9 Seniors, $5 Children 6-12, Free - Under age 6. 410.638.3955 •  sheryl@beaconstaffing.comwww.facebook.com/AbingdonFire

27  Chocolate & Candy Movie Night

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street. 6pm. Bring your blankets for a family movie night in anticipation of the Chocolate & Candy Festival!  Sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. www.downtownbelair.com • 443.823.1797

27  Barn Dance

Deer Creek Overlook, 6 Cherry Hill Road, Street. 7-11pm. Featuring "Tainted Souls". Beer, Wine and Food available for purchase. BYOL Liquor only. No Beer or wine can be brought in. Join us for a great evening and help support improvements to the 4-H Camp. Tickets  - $15; $20 at door. Available on our website through Paypal. 410.838.5464 • events@deercreekoverlook.comwww.deercreekoverlook.com

27, 28  HCC Actors Guild in With a Bang

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. The end is coming – the book says so.  Chaplin, who was writing the book, is now dead and his daughter Margaret 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 the book end?  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

28  Historic Mill Guided Tour

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Pylesville. 9-10:30am. Ages: All (children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult). Learn about the history of the mill at Eden Mill! This tour will touch on the mill’s historic significance and the role that it played in the advancement of the local area, as well as how select machinery operated during the milling process. Pre-registration required. Members $3; non-members $5. 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

28  4th Saturday Open House

Historical Society Headquarters, 143 N. Main Street. 10am-2pm. Archives, Library, Genealogy section open to the general public. FREE. 410.838.7691

28  Shoreline Stroll

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10-11:30am. Ages: all, under 13 w/adult. Make footprints on the shore as we take advantage of the low tide. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70 member; $3 non-member per person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

28  Maryland Home & Garden Show

Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, 10am-9pm. Craft show closes at 8pm. Bold and beautiful flower, tree and shrub arrangements will illuminate the Timonium Fairgrounds to help usher in a spring season full of inspiration for homeowners. With displays and consulting from hundreds of landscape and home improvement contractors and experts, visitors will be inspired by this year’s theme to start those projects put off all winter. Over two weekends, the Maryland Home & Garden Show, now in its 34th year, will feature: Landscaped Gardens: Drawing on diverse inspirations, local landscape professionals will showcase unique designs for outdoor living in beautifully crafted displays, ranging from townhouse-sized gardens to elaborate landscapes with patios and water features. More than 300 home improvement contractors and exhibitors will boast the latest and greatest in indoor and outdoor products and services from decks, patios, kitchens and baths to cabinets, countertops, hot tubs and water proofing. Many will be offering show-exclusive specials. Tiny House by SustainaFest: Visitors are invited to step inside Annapolis nonprofit SustainaFest’s charming and hyper-efficient Tiny House. This student-constructed marvel features the latest in sustainable materials and green technology, and maximizes living space with its innovative interior design. The 210 square-foot home will be featured in an outdoor, eco-friendly garden. Maryland Orchid Society Show (2nd weekend): Thousands of vivid and rare flowers will dazzle guests in this deeply-rooted spring show tradition. The show’s stunning orchids will also be available for purchase. Maryland Spring Craft Show: More than 125 juried craftspeople will display and sell one-of-a-kind, handmade creations, including fine art, jewelry, pottery, fashion and home accessories. Free show seminars in the Maryland Home & Garden Show Theater include topics ranging from vegetable gardening to flower arranging and remodeling on a budget. Enjoy one-on-one interior design consultations with the American Society of Interior Designers. Come prepared with your photos, floor plans and design questions to receive complimentary expert advice. Petting Zoo: Families interested in a hands-on animal encounter will have a chance to pet goats, sheep, alpacas, bunnies, a pot belly pig and a tortoise. Sponsored by M&T Bank. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and free for children under 6 years old. Admission is also free for active military, police and fire employees with ID. Receive $2 off admission and free parking when you buy tickets online at www.mdhomeandgarden.com/spring • 410.863.1180

28  Going to the Birds

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace, 10:30am. 10:30am. The Havre de Grace Library and the Maritime Museum present a fun birdhouse building workshop along with stories and a scavenger hunt. FREE. 410.939.4800 • hdgmaritimemuseum@verizon.net

28  Gadgets & Gears Day

Maryland Science Center, 601 Light Street, Baltimore, 12-4pm. Calling all engineers, builders, and inventors! Celebrate National Engineers Week at the Maryland Science Center with robots, drones, radio controlled cars, 3D printing, nanotechnology, and more. Gadgets & Gears Day will be full of challenges and discovery related to the design process, the role of the engineer, and the future of different technologies in the field. 410.685.2370 • rbenner@mdsci.orghttp://www.mdsci.org/event/gadgets-gears-day

28  Book Exchange and International Luncheon

Deer Creek Friends Meeting (Quakers), 1212 Main St., Darlington. 12pm. Beat the  "Winter Blahs!"   The International Luncheon features a variety of delicious foods from many cultures, prepared by members of the Quaker meeting.  Bring a friend!  The Luncheon will benefit the Emarti Primary School in Kenya. A wide range of interesting and current books are available. We suggest that those attending bring a book (or books) that they have found worthwhile, and also take a book (or books). In addition there will be a Recommended Reading List of fiction and non-fiction that Friends have enjoyed over the past year. Donations accepted. If there is snow or ice, the event will be scheduled for 12pm on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Donations accepted. 717.456.7934 • 410.459.5442

28  Jim Henson’s Sid the Science Kid Live

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 12:30 and 4:30pm. Join Sid, Gabriela, Gerald and May as they take an incredible journey through the five senses and discover a very special super duper sixth sense.  Based on the popular PBS KIDS television show and produced by The Jim Henson Company, the audience will explore mysteries and discover wonders with plenty of laughs to go around. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

28  Through the Lens

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1:30-4pm. Ages 12-adult, under 13 w/adult. Bring your camera for a 1 1/2 mile round trip hike through Leight Park. Look for animal tracks and traces and early blooming natives such as skunk cabbage and spicebush. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

28  Leight Speaker Series – Nature and Nosh: Sensitive Species and Freshwater Health

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 4-6pm. Adults. The Anita C. Leight Speaker Series offers informal lectures on topics of interest in the field of natural science. These events are intended for general audiences and provide an opportunity for people to interact with local scientists and science educators while learning about relevant research and gaining practical knowledge. Each informal lecture will be followed by a social time including refreshments, when participants can continue discussions with the speaker. Speaker: Stanley Kemp, PhD, Division of Science, Information Arts and Technologies; University of Baltimore Maryland freshwater fish communities and urbanization: Why sensitive species are important and how they can help guide stream restoration efforts. Stanley Kemp conducts environmental research on many waterways in our area including Winter’s Run just upstream of Otter Point Creek. Learn about natural and human-caused effects on these waterways, and how fish navigate these changes. Donations welcome. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

28  5th Annual Bull and Oyster Roast

Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. 6-10pm. Benefitting our program of volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. Evening includes: Great Menu selection, Beer, Wine and a cash bar, Disc Jockey, Money Wheel, Raffles, Silent Auction and more. $45 per person and $400 for a table of 10. 410.638.4938 • casa@harfordcountymd.govwww.casaofharfordcounty.org

28  Lions Loved Ones Dinner and Dance

Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood, 7-11pm.Doors open at 6:30pm. Join the Bel Air Lions and support our community by attending a buffet dinner and the live Chuck Fisher's Legends Show. The show features love songs by Connie Francis, Dean Martin, Neil Diamond and many more. Tickets are $45 per person if purchased by February 14th. Games and prizes. Purchase tickets online at www.BelAirLions.org or contact Lion Jim Szachta at jmszachta@hotmail.com • 443.502.5562

28  Dinner and a Show! Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck

Mainstreet Tower, Doors open at 5:15pm. Show 6:30-8:45pm. Performances by Award Winning Tribute Artist Richard Blane. A sit down dinner served to you in your seat, in a beautiful dining room. Great Menu, and a great show will make your night special. Reserve your seats or table while they last. An exciting night in Bel Air. A Vegas Style dinner show and a tribute to two legends. $30 per person. For reservations – 410.838.8007

28-3/1  Maryland Wine Passport Experience

Piedmont Wine Trail, 3026 Whiteford Road, Pylesville. 12-5pm. This winter, grab a map, gas up the car and set out onto the wine trails to explore the state’s rich culture, museums, attractions and history while learning more about the wines that represents each region. The Maryland Wineries Association, in partnership with local wineries and wine trails, presents Maryland Wine Passport Experience, a series of events taking place on each of Maryland’s six unique wine trails over two weekends; February 21-22 and February 28-March 1. The Passport Experience pass is $25.00 per person and includes complimentary tastings at participating wineries, in addition to other discounts and deals along the way. For passes, more information or a list of all the participating wineries, log onto www.marylandwineevents.com. In addition to the wine tastings, the Maryland Wine Passport Experience Pass will include exclusive access to all of the participating wineries on any of the six Maryland wine trails, “behind-the-scene” experiences at each winery, a commemorative wine glass, 10% off wine purchased during the two weekends and discounts at participating attractions, hotels, restaurants and shopping centers. The Maryland Wine Passport Experience includes the following trails: Antietam Highlands Wine Trail (Frederick and Washington counties) The Antietam Highlands include the world-renowned Antietam National Battlefield, and several other Civil War battlefields and sites. The South Mountain climbs to 2,140 feet, high above the Potomac River, and valleys below. The area includes five national parks, 10 state parks, and more than 30 museums. Wineries include Big Cork Winery, Distillery Lane Ciderworks, Knob Hall Winery, Orchid Cellar Winery and Red Heifer Winery. Carroll Wine Trail (Carroll County) The Carroll Wine Trail is a place of both historic and contemporary tradition. Home to Maryland’s oldest wine festival, visitors have been traveling to this region for years to taste the fruits of the harvest and to enjoy life––glass in hand! Each winery along the trail possesses a distinctive charm and character as well as delicious hand-crafted wines. Visitors to the trail can learn about both new and age old wine making traditions, while also meeting some of the winemakers and farmers. Wineries include Cygnus Wine Cellars and Serpent Ridge Vineyards. Chesapeake Wine Trail (Eastern Shore: Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Dorchester and Wicomico) Whether you are on your way to the beach or just taking a drive to admire the beautiful Bay, the Chesapeake Wine Trail will lead you through one of the most scenic and charming parts of the state. East of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s Eastern Shore is abundant with seafood, beaches, wildlife and history, and now a beautiful—and delicious—wine trail. Wineries include Cassinelli Winery & Vineyards, Clovelly Vineyards, Crow Vineyard, Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery. St. Michael’s Winery, Turkey Point Vineyard and Triple Creek Winery. Frederick Wine Trail & other neighboring wineries (Frederick and Montgomery Counties). While walking along the Frederick Wine Trail, visitors will discover some of Frederick County’s best agricultural bounty: its beautiful vineyards and outstanding wines. From the outskirts of Mt. Airy to the edge of Montgomery County and even in downtown Frederick, there is a variety of styles and tastes with something for everyone. Wineries include Elk Run Vineyard, Great Shoals Winery, Linganore Winecellars, Rocklands Farm Winery and the Winery at Olney. Patuxent Wine Trail (Southern Maryland: Anne Arundel, Calvert, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s Counties) The Patuxent Wine Trail presents the wineries of southern Maryland, bounded by the Patuxent and Potomac Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. The birthplace of Maryland, the area is rich in history and flavor, home to many historical landmarks, lighthouses and quaint waterfront towns. Visitors can roam the trail and sample superb wines in a restored tobacco barn, on the slopes of a rolling vineyard or along the banks of a pristine creek. Wineries include Cove Point Winery, Fridays Creek, Perigeaux Vineyards & Winery, Port of Leonardtown Winery, Romano Vineyard & Winery, Running Hare Vineyard, Slack Winery and Solomons Island Winery. Piedmont Wine Trail (Harford and Baltimore Counties) The Piedmont Wine Trail includes the wineries of Baltimore and Harford Counties. A short drive into the country from Baltimore leads you deep into the state’s agricultural heritage, where Maryland wine began and award-winning wineries thrive today. Visit historic towns, hike through numerous state parks and tour the many cultural attractions set along the Piedmont Wine Trail. Baltimore and Harford counties’ countryside provides a vibrant landscape of rolling hills dotted with thoroughbred horse farms and nationally-recognized wineries producing cellar-worthy reds and lively white wines. Wineries include Boordy Vineyards, Dejon Vineyard, Fiore Winery, Harford Vineyard & Winery, Millstone Cellars, Royal Rabbit Vineyards and Woodhall Wine Cellars. www.marylandwineevents.com

March

1  Maryland Home & Garden Show

Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, 10am-6pm. Bold and beautiful flower, tree and shrub arrangements will illuminate the Timonium Fairgrounds to help usher in a spring season full of inspiration for homeowners. With displays and consulting from hundreds of landscape and home improvement contractors and experts, visitors will be inspired by this year’s theme to start those projects put off all winter. Over two weekends, the Maryland Home & Garden Show, now in its 34th year, will feature: Landscaped Gardens: Drawing on diverse inspirations, local landscape professionals will showcase unique designs for outdoor living in beautifully crafted displays, ranging from townhouse-sized gardens to elaborate landscapes with patios and water features. More than 300 home improvement contractors and exhibitors will boast the latest and greatest in indoor and outdoor products and services from decks, patios, kitchens and baths to cabinets, countertops, hot tubs and water proofing. Many will be offering show-exclusive specials. Tiny House by SustainaFest: Visitors are invited to step inside Annapolis nonprofit SustainaFest’s charming and hyper-efficient Tiny House. This student-constructed marvel features the latest in sustainable materials and green technology, and maximizes living space with its innovative interior design. The 210 square-foot home will be featured in an outdoor, eco-friendly garden. Maryland Orchid Society Show (2nd weekend): Thousands of vivid and rare flowers will dazzle guests in this deeply-rooted spring show tradition. The show’s stunning orchids will also be available for purchase. Maryland Spring Craft Show: More than 125 juried craftspeople will display and sell one-of-a-kind, handmade creations, including fine art, jewelry, pottery, fashion and home accessories. Free show seminars in the Maryland Home & Garden Show Theater include topics ranging from vegetable gardening to flower arranging and remodeling on a budget. Enjoy one-on-one interior design consultations with the American Society of Interior Designers. Come prepared with your photos, floor plans and design questions to receive complimentary expert advice. Petting Zoo: Families interested in a hands-on animal encounter will have a chance to pet goats, sheep, alpacas, bunnies, a pot belly pig and a tortoise. Sponsored by M&T Bank. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and free for children under 6 years old. Admission is also free for active military, police and fire employees with ID. Receive $2 off admission and free parking when you buy tickets online at www.mdhomeandgarden.com/spring • 410.863.1180

1  Nest Box Workshop: Bluebirds and Tree Swallows

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-3pm. Ages: All, under 13 w/adult. Help us spruce up our bluebird trail! Make boxes to add to the trail and listen to Ruth Bergstrom of Harford Bird Club present her beloved experiences with these beautiful birds. Program includes NestWatch monitoring overview and box installation. Space is limited – registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

1  Art Exhibit: Karen Heppen & Jennifer Weber (Temari Balls)

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-4pm. Temari is an ancient Japanese craft. Begun in the 1600’s, noble women used silk thread stitched around a core of rice hulls to create a soft ball of “mari” that they used for gentle indoor games and for decoration. 410.879.4424

1  Art Exhibit: Linnea Tober, Digital Artist, Painter and Photographer

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. Focus is on nature and digital photographic abstractions. Ms. Tober’s work (photographic process) is a bit “out of the ordinary”. She is consistently creating visuals in her mind as she photographs her nature subjects. 410.879.4424

1  HCC Actors Guild in With a Bang

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. The end is coming – the book says so.  Chaplin, who was writing the book, is now dead and his daughter Margaret 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 the book end?  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

3  Storytime in the Gardens and Nature Stories and Crafts: Dino-rific Fun

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton 10:30-11:15am (ages 2-6 recommended with an adult) or 12:30-1:15pm (ages 3-6 recommended with an adult). We will have a roaring good time as we read, play and learn about dinosaurs large and small. Members $5 per child/adult pair, non-members $15 per child/adult pair. Additional siblings $5 each. Includes admission to the Gardens (weather permitting). Space is limited. Advanced registration and payment is required. 410.557.9570 x213 • smyer@ladewgardens.comwww.ladewgardens.com

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3  Nature Storybook Art (After School Program)

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Eden Mill classroom, Pylesville. Session 1 - The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats, Author & Illustrator. Project “Watercolor Snow Collage”. 4:15-6pm. Nature Storybook Art allows children to become more aware of book illustration by experiencing hands-on techniques as part of easy art projects. Nature Storybook Art invites children to explore art activities with materials readily available in most homes and schools. The wide variety of activities require no prior expertise, and are equally appropriate for ages 5 to 10 years. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques. Each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Children will see a relationship of book illustrations to their own art explorations.  Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Illustration techniques and processes include cut-out/torn construction paper, watercolors, and scene-building collage techniques. Art Style: Cut-Collage/Painting. Member: $52 (4 classes); non-member: $55 (4 classes). 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

3  Tired of Chronic Hip or Knee Pain?

Liberatore's Restaurant, 562 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air, 6pm. Say goodbye to pain and hello to an active lifestyle. Presented by William Cook, MD of Upper Chesapeake Orthopedic Specialty Group. Dr. Cook will discuss options for treating joint pain. FREE. Registration is required by calling 443.643.BONE. kthompson@uchs.org • www.umuch.org

3  Hoarding

Autumn Assisted Living at Bel Air, 1415 St. Francis Road, Bel Air, 7-9pm. Charna Kinneberg, RN, MBA is the owner of Senior Transitions, Inc. Charna is an expert in organizing and downsizing. During Charna's career as Move Manager, she has had a wealth of experience with clients who have a hoarding tendency. She is going to share with us how to handle someone who hoards. FREE. 410.420.6700 • cdombroskie@autumnassistedlivingba.com

5  Book Sale: Member Only Night

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

5  Charity Sip and Paint

Main Street Tower Restaurant, 29 South Main Street, Bel Air, 6-8pm. This Sip & Paint event is raising funds for the Harford Family House. We will also be accepting new and gently loved formal dresses, purses and accessories for the Rapha House. $35. 703.853.8355 • ustaekwondoacademy012@gmail.comwww.ustachang.com/USTAFamily/events.php

6  When Mom or Dad is a Soldier: The Mental Health Consequences of Being a Military Kid

Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, Room 201, 401 Thomas Run Road, 12:15-1:30pm. An interesting look at mental health issues related to the military lifestyle, led by HCC faculty members Manolya Bayar and Regina Roof-Ray. FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reservations recommended: haysheighe@harford.edu• 443.412.2539

6-7  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

6, 7  HCC Actors Guild in With a Bang

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. The end is coming – the book says so.  Chaplin, who was writing the book, is now dead and his daughter Margaret 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 the book end?  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

6-8  Maryland Home & Garden Show

Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, 3/6 - 10am-6pm; 3/7 – 10am-9pm (craft show closes at 8pm); 3/8 – 10am-6pm. . Bold and beautiful flower, tree and shrub arrangements will illuminate the Timonium Fairgrounds to help usher in a spring season full of inspiration for homeowners. With displays and consulting from hundreds of landscape and home improvement contractors and experts, visitors will be inspired by this year’s theme to start those projects put off all winter. Over two weekends, the Maryland Home & Garden Show, now in its 34th year, will feature: Landscaped Gardens: Drawing on diverse inspirations, local landscape professionals will showcase unique designs for outdoor living in beautifully crafted displays, ranging from townhouse-sized gardens to elaborate landscapes with patios and water features. More than 300 home improvement contractors and exhibitors will boast the latest and greatest in indoor and outdoor products and services from decks, patios, kitchens and baths to cabinets, countertops, hot tubs and water proofing. Many will be offering show-exclusive specials. Tiny House by SustainaFest: Visitors are invited to step inside Annapolis nonprofit SustainaFest’s charming and hyper-efficient Tiny House. This student-constructed marvel features the latest in sustainable materials and green technology, and maximizes living space with its innovative interior design. The 210 square-foot home will be featured in an outdoor, eco-friendly garden. Maryland Orchid Society Show (2nd weekend): Thousands of vivid and rare flowers will dazzle guests in this deeply-rooted spring show tradition. The show’s stunning orchids will also be available for purchase. Maryland Spring Craft Show: More than 125 juried craftspeople will display and sell one-of-a-kind, handmade creations, including fine art, jewelry, pottery, fashion and home accessories. Free show seminars in the Maryland Home & Garden Show Theater include topics ranging from vegetable gardening to flower arranging and remodeling on a budget. Enjoy one-on-one interior design consultations with the American Society of Interior Designers. Come prepared with your photos, floor plans and design questions to receive complimentary expert advice. Petting Zoo: Families interested in a hands-on animal encounter will have a chance to pet goats, sheep, alpacas, bunnies, a pot belly pig and a tortoise. Sponsored by M∓T Bank. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $3 for kids ages 6-12, and free for children under 6 years old. Admission is also free for active military, police and fire employees with ID. Receive $2 off admission and free parking when you buy tickets online at www.mdhomeandgarden.com/spring • 410.863.1180

7  Chocolate and Candy Festival

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street. 10am-3pm. The sweetest place to be in Harford County is the Bel Air Armory for the Chocolate and Candy Festival. Sponsored by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. www.downtownbelair.com • 443.823.1797

7  A Tree With No Leaves?

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10-11am. Ages: 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. How do you tell leafed trees apart when there aren't any leaves? Bring samples of twigs that are still in winter condition for a hands-on lab to learn how to identify them. Include any "leftover" growth from last fall. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 •www.otterpointcreek.org

7  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

7  Harford Christian School Open House

Harford Christian High School Building, 1736 Whiteford Road, Darlington, 10am-noon. Refreshments begin at 9:45am followed by a formal presentation by Principal Bryan Wilson. Immediately following are facility tours and opportunities for staff interaction. Harford Christian provides a comprehensive overview of the schools offerings for prospective parents. Join us and bring your family. FREE. 410.457.5103 • tmartin@harfordchristian.orgwww.harfordchristian.org

7  SSSSSnakes

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-2pm. Ages 3-5 w/adult. Listen to a snaky story time, enjoy snake activities, meet our scaly friends, and have a snake-shaped snack. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70/member; $3/non-member per child. 410.612.1688 •www.otterpointcreek.org

7  The Lorax Movie Night

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 5:30-7:30pm. Ages: 4 – adult, under 13 w/adult. To celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday, wear something comfy and join us for a viewing of “The Lorax”. Birthday treats will be provided. Feel free to bring blankets and pillows. Space is limited, registration required. $3.60/member; $4/non-member per person. 410.612.1688 •www.otterpointcreek.org

7   Irishman’s Chorale

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. Doors open at 6:45pm. Performance starts at 7:30 pm. 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 or 410.838.0584

8  Frozen Tea Party

Deer Creek Overlook at the Harford County 4-H Camp at the Rocks, 12pm. Join us for a "Frozen" themed tea party including photos with Anna and Elsa. Fashion Show for all guests and Sing along as well as great food. $20. 410.838.5464 • events@deercreekoverlook.comwww.deercreekoverlook.com

8  Art Exhibit – Karen Heppen & Jennifer Weber (Temari Balls)

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-4pm. Temari is an ancient Japanese craft. Begun in the 1600’s, noble women used silk thread stitched around a core of rice hulls to create a soft ball of “mari” that they used for gentle indoor games and for decoration. 410.879.4424

8  Lucky Garden

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-2pm. Ages: all, under 13 w/adult. Plant a "luck of the green" windowsill garden to perk you up when cold winter days seem endless. Space is limited, registration required. $3.15 member; $3.50 non-member per project. 410.612.1688 •www.otterpointcreek.org

8  Hays House: Meet Martha Jefferson

Hays House, 324 Kenmore Avenue, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Learn about founding Father Thomas Jefferson from his wife's point of view as portrayed by first person interpreter Gina Aleo. $5 for adults; $3 for students and senior. 410.838.7691 • www.facebook.com/TheHistoricalSocietyofHarfordCounty/events

8  Nature Tales

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

8  Art Exhibit: Linnea Tober, Digital Artist, Painter and Photographer

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. Focus is on nature and digital photographic abstractions. Ms. Tober’s work (photographic process) is a bit “out of the ordinary”. She is consistently creating visuals in her mind as she photographs her nature subjects. 410.879.4424

8  Book Sales

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

8  Meet Martha Jefferson

Hays House Museum, 324 Kenmore Avenue. 1-4pm. Learn about founding Father Thomas Jefferson from his wife’s point of view as portrayed by first person interpreter Gina Aleo. Admission Adults - $5, Students & Seniors - $3, Children under 4 are Free. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Harford County. 410.838.7691

8  HCC Actors Guild in With a Bang

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. The end is coming – the book says so.  Chaplin, who was writing the book, is now dead and his daughter Margaret 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 the book end?  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

8  LASOS’s 5th Annual Wine, Fondue & You!

MaGerks Pub, 120 S. Bond Street, Bel Air. 3-5pm. LASOS, Inc. is excited to feature the Rowdy Boys band.  Harford Vineyard & Winery will be serving some of their awarding winning wines which will be paired with savory and sweet fondue dishes. In addition to dance music, a silent auction and "Great Grapes" balloons will be part of the afternoon. LASOS, Inc., is a Harford County non-profit whose mission is to create resources to strengthen community partnerships. The organization addresses several areas of need in our county for non-native English speakers in the process of assimilating into American society. Their primary services are adult literacy classes, at-risk youth mentoring programs, family literacy services, financial literacy, technology and citizenship classes. Members are also provided referrals for other service providers in the county. The end result is that this community is more unified and supportive of others. Tickets are $35 or $30 for designated drivers. Sponsorships are also available. To be a part of this fundraiser go to winefondueandyou.eventzilla.net • 410.836.0333 • uphop@comcast.netwww.lasos.org

8  Timber!  Cirque Alfonse

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Cirque Alfonse showcases the rich circus tradition of their native Quebec – blending theatre, dance, live music, and folklore.  Fresh from their first European tour, this incredibly talented troupe performs epic feats of log walking, hatchet juggling, saw jumping, and unbelievable acrobatics set to the toe-tapping sounds of traditional Quebecois music with Q & A to learn about the creation of this innovative cirque experience.  Join the cast for a post-production discussion with Q & A to learn about the creation of this innovative cirque experience.  This engagement of Cirque Alfonse is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maryland State Arts Council. $15-$25. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

9  A Night Out at the Library with Cal Ripken, Jr.

Abingdon Branch, 2510 Tollgate Road, Abingdon. 6:30pm. Join Hall of Fame baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr., at a book discussion and signing of his latest children’s book, “Out At Home.”  Joining Ripken will be the book’s co-author, Kevin Cowherd. Ripken will sign copies of “Out at Home” and be available for photos with guests. Please note that the signing will include just the book, “Out At Home.” The March 9 event will be Ripken’s only appearance and book signing for “Out At Home” in Harford County. Single tickets to the event cost $50 per person and include a copy of the book and a voucher for a ticket to a 2015 Aberdeen IronBirds game. A Double Play ticket for $90 includes two tickets to the March 9 event, two copies of the book and two vouchers to an IronBirds game in 2015. Only a limited number of tickets are available, so purchase your tickets now at www.hcplonline.org. A raffle for a special pre-event reception with Ripken the evening of March 9 is being held. The winner and up to seven family members/guests will meet Ripken in a one-on-one, 15-minute reception before the main event. Ripken will sign eight copies of “Out At Home” and one other item (ball, bat, etc.) provided by the winner. Raffle tickets cost $10 each or three for $25 and are available online at hcplonline.org or at a Harford County Public Library branch. The deadline to purchase raffle tickets is Saturday, February 28, and the winning raffle ticket will be drawn on Tuesday, March 3. Only a limited number of raffle tickets will be sold. Proceeds from the event benefit Harford County Public Library. www.hcplonline.org

10  The Lighter Side of Military Kid Culture

Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, Room 201, 401 Thomas Run Road, 11am-12:30pm. A discussion by Diane Dillard-Broadnax about the Military BRATS comic book, by Steve Dickenson and Todd Clark, which takes a humorous look at the trials of military families. FREE & open to the public. Seating is limited. Reservations recommended: haysheighe@harford.edu• 443.412.2539

10  Nature Storybook Art (After School Program)

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Eden Mill classroom, Pylesville. 4:15-6pm. Session 1 – Owl Moon, Jane Yolen. Illustrator: John Schoenherr. Project: "Winter Night Stencil". Illustration techniques and processes include watercolor washes, masking, and crayon resist. Art Style: Painting/Drawing. Nature Storybook Art allows children to become more aware of book illustration by experiencing hands-on techniques as part of easy art projects. Nature Storybook Art invites children to explore art activities with materials readily available in most homes and schools. The wide variety of activities require no prior expertise, and are equally appropriate for ages 5 to 10 years. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques. Each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Children will see a relationship of book illustrations to their own art explorations.  Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Illustration techniques and processes include cut-out/torn construction paper, watercolors, and scene-building collage techniques. Art Style: Cut-Collage/Painting. Member: $52 (4 classes); non-member: $55 (4 classes). 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

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

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

11  Storytime in the Gardens and Nature Stories and Crafts: Clip Clop Horses

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 10:30-11:15am (ages 2-6 recommended with an adult) or 12:30-1:15pm (ages 3-6 recommended with an adult). It's almost Manor Race time at Ladew. Join in on the excitement as we read about horses and ponies in preparation for the My Lady's Manor Steeple Chase Races. Members $5 per child/adult pair, non-members $15 per child/adult pair. Additional siblings $5 each. Includes admission to the Gardens (weather permitting). Space is limited. Advanced registration and payment is required. 410.557.9570 x213 • smyer@ladewgardens.comwww.ladewgardens.com

11  Nature Storybook Art for Homeschoolers

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Eden Mill classroom, Pylesville. 12:15-2pm. Session 1: Owl Moon, Jane Yolen. Illustrator: John Schoenherr. Project: "Winter Night Stencil". Illustration techniques and processes include watercolor washes, masking, and crayon resist. Art Style: Painting/Drawing. Nature Storybook Art allows children to become more aware of book illustration by experiencing hands-on techniques as part of easy art projects. Nature Storybook Art invites children to explore art activities with materials readily available in most homes and schools. The wide variety of activities require no prior expertise, and are equally appropriate for ages 5 to 10 years. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques. Each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Children will see a relationship of book illustrations to their own art explorations.  Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Member $39 (3 classes); non-member $41 (3 classes). 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

11  Susquehanna Beekeepers Association March Meeting

Fallston United Methodist Church, 1509 Fallston Road, Fallston, 7pm. Featured speaker will be Dave Papke. The meeting is open to the public. FREE. 410.734.9236 • susquehannabeekeepers@gmail.comwww.susquehannabeekeepers.com

13  5th Annual Rewrite a Childs Story Dinner Auction

Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood. 7-11pm. Doors open at 6:30pm to view auction items. Proceeds benefit the programs of Extreme Family Outreach. Vacations, airline tickets, jewelry, Disney hopper passes and much more! Scrumptious menu and dessert bar. Extreme Family Outreach is an intensive community based 501C 3 organization that provides educational and emotional support to children in the underserved communities of Harford County. $45 per person. For tickets go to: extremefamilyoutreach.org • 410.676.1212 • debbie@extremefamilyoutreach.com

13  Shamrock Shimmy Bull Roast

Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Federal Hill Rd., Jarrettsville. 7-11pm. Sponsored by the North Harford Elementary School PTA. Great food, silent auction, raffles, money and prize wheels, DJ Frank Marsden of Friendly Entertainment LLC. Stephanie Selby 410.375.7705

13  Evening of Jazz With Larry Brown Quintet

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. Performance featuring Larry Brown, piano.  $1-$10. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

13, 14  Phoenix Festival Theater in Fiddler on the Roof

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. In the small village of Anatevka, Tevye tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.  Rich in historical and ethnic tradition, Fiddler on the Roof has touched audiences around the world with humor, warmth, and honesty.  Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  $10-$20. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

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 of the North Park Trail in Havre de Grace is free to the public. Distance 1.5 miles in 90 minutes. FREE. www.thelockhousemuseum.org

14  Green Kite Flyin'

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 10:30am-12pm. Ages 6 – adult; under 13 w/adult. Create a kite from recycled materials and try to get it airborne during this windy time of year! Space is limited, registration required. $3.60 member; $4 non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

14  Spring Constellations Campfire

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Meet at pontoon pier. 6-7:30pm. Ages: all, under 13 w/adult. Settle around a cozy campfire for starry night tales and constellation spotting. Roast marshmallows for s’mores. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70 member; $3 non-member per person or $10.80 member; $12 non-member per family. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

14  Deer Creek Coffeehouse - Mike Agranoff

1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Mike Agranoff draws his material from sources as diverse as traditional ballads and fiddle tunes, Tin Pan Alley, contemporaries in the Folk World, and his own witty and sometimes satirical pen. He delivers it with a skilled hand on guitar, concertina and piano. Suggested donation: $10-Adults, $5-Students. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

14  The Colorful Orchestra

A Sibelius Anniversary Concert at Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe Street. 7:30pm. The symphony orchestra is popular often due to the many tonal colors that it can produce. The first work on this concert is by the great orchestrator Rimsky-Korsakov. His Wedding March from his “The Golden Cockerel” is quite popular and makes for a great opening. Our own SSO violinist Katie Bohdel will sing three selections from “Les Nuits d’Ete” or “Summer Nights”. The 2nd part of the concert will feature Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’ First Symphony in E Minor. This symphony is full of great tunes that are beautifully orchestrated, especially for a relatively early work. In fact, this work is often likened to the symphonies of Tchaikovsky!  2015 marks the 150th Anniversary of Sibelius’ birth. Adult $20, Senior $15, Children 5-18 and college students $10. 410.569.2602

15  8th Annual Survivor Run

Ma & Pa Heritage Trail in Bel Air. 8 & 9am. Sponsored by RASAC – The Harford County Running Club. A special Survivor Run to run with Phil Anderson on his 70th birthday. 2 races (7 K and 7 miles) to raise funds for the Stroke Network of Harford County and the RASAC scholarship fund. $10 for each race. 410.879.7679

15  Art Exhibit – Karen Heppen & Jennifer Weber (Temari Balls)

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-4pm. Temari is an ancient Japanese craft. Begun in the 1600’s, noble women used silk thread stitched around a core of rice hulls to create a soft ball of “mari” that they used for gentle indoor games and for decoration. 410.879.4424

15  Art Exhibit: Linnea Tober, Digital Artist, Painter and Photographer

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. Focus is on nature and digital photographic abstractions. Ms. Tober’s work (photographic process) is a bit “out of the ordinary”. She is consistently creating visuals in her mind as she photographs her nature subjects. 410.879.4424

15  PhenoForays - Monitoring Flowers and their Butterfly Pollinators

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 12-2:30pm. Ages 14-adult. Volunteers are being sought to help monitor flowering plants and butterfly pollinators for Project BudBurst and Nature’s Notebook, online databases that help scientists understand the effects of climate change on phenology of native species. Phenology is the study of the timing of recurring life cycle stages of plants and animals. The training will include monitoring protocols, native plant ID, some butterfly and moth ID, and a garden tour of monitored specimens. A volunteer monitoring schedule will be created at the time of the training. Participants should be able to handle one mile of easy hiking and be available to monitor at least one 2-hour period per month. Additional formal training will be available once each calendar quarter. A monitoring schedule will be created at the time of the training. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

15  Invasinators

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-3pm. Ages 14-adult. Become a part of the volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers. Learn why non-native invasive plants are a threat to our ecosystem, how to identify problem plants, and removal and restoration strategies. Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and work gloves for field work in the Reserve each meeting date. Participants receive an “Invasinators” T shirt after attending two work days. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

15  Phoenix Festival Theater in Fiddler on the Roof

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 2pm. In the small village of Anatevka, Tevye tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.  Rich in historical and ethnic tradition, Fiddler on the Roof has touched audiences around the world with humor, warmth, and honesty.  Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  $10-$20. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

15  Muskrat Matinee

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 3:30-4:30pm. Ages: all, under 13 w/adult. Acquaint yourself with muskrats as you listen to a story and investigate a skull, furskin, and track cast. Tag-on activity: learn an easy method for drawing muskrats and watercolor your picture for a $1 donation. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

17  Nature Storybook Art (After School Program)

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Eden Mill classroom, Pylesville. 4:15-6pm. Session 1 –Gilberto and the Wind, Marie Hall Ets, Author & Illustrator. Project: "Accented Pencil". Illustration techniques and processes include pencil drawing, chalk blending and accenting. Art Style: Drawing. Nature Storybook Art allows children to become more aware of book illustration by experiencing hands-on techniques as part of easy art projects. Nature Storybook Art invites children to explore art activities with materials readily available in most homes and schools. The wide variety of activities require no prior expertise, and are equally appropriate for ages 5 to 10 years. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques. Each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Children will see a relationship of book illustrations to their own art explorations.  Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Illustration techniques and processes include cut-out/torn construction paper, watercolors, and scene-building collage techniques. Art Style: Cut-Collage/Painting. Member: $52 (4 classes); non-member: $55 (4 classes). 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

18  Mix and Mingle Networking

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

18  Nature Storybook Art for Homeschoolers

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Eden Mill classroom, Pylesville. 12:15-2pm. Session 1: Gilberto and the Wind, Marie Hall Ets, Author & Illustrator. Project: "Accented Pencil". Illustration techniques and processes include pencil drawing, chalk blending and accenting. Art Style: Drawing. Nature Storybook Art allows children to become more aware of book illustration by experiencing hands-on techniques as part of easy art projects. Nature Storybook Art invites children to explore art activities with materials readily available in most homes and schools. The wide variety of activities require no prior expertise, and are equally appropriate for ages 5 to 10 years. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques. Each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Children will see a relationship of book illustrations to their own art explorations.  Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Member $39 (3 classes); non-member $41 (3 classes). 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

18  What Goes In, Must Come Out

Kaufman Cancer Center, 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air, 6pm. What you eat matters. Join us to understand your personal colorectal cancer risk. Presented by Reezwana Chowdhury, MD and Christine Lutes, RD (Registered Dietitian). FREE. Registration is required by calling 443.643.3350.  kthompson@uchs.orgwww.umuch.org

19  Girls Night Out

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

19  Evening for the Arts

Water's Edge Event Center, 4687 Millennium Drive, Belcamp. 6-9pm. New Covenant Christian School presents an Evening for the Arts.  We are celebrating the creativity of our students by exhibiting student art and music.  We will also be hosting many fine arts vendors. $3 per person; $10 family. 410.420.7727 • office@ncpres.orgwww.newcovenantchristianschool.org

19  Shank Series: Lecture on the Maryland Canal Excavation

Havre de Grace City Hall, 711 Pennington Ave, Havre de Grace, 7pm. Dan Coates, President of the Archaeological Society of the Northern Chesapeake, will discuss the Maryland Canal excavation. FREE. 410.939.5780 • lockhousemuseum@gmail.comwww.thelockhousemuseum.org

20  Joppatowne Woman's Club Fundraising Bingo

Holy Spirit Church, Parish Center, 540 Joppa Farm Road, Joppa, Doors open at 5:30pm. Early Bird Special 6-6:30pm – 5 games for $5. Regular bingo begins at 6:30pm – 20 game packet for $15. Cash prizes; basket raffles; food and drinks available. The Joppatowne Woman's Club, Inc. is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to improving our community through Art, Conservation, Education, Home Life, International Outreach and Public Issues services. 410.679.4948 • reno679@aol.com

20-4/3  Black is . . .

Harford Community College, Student Center, Chesapeake Gallery, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. A curatorial collaboration between Heidi Neff, Associate Professor of Art + Design, and Sharoll Love, Student Diversity Specialist.  Chesapeake Gallery hours of operation are Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30am-7pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30am-5pm; and Fridays, 8am-4:30pm.  443.412.2461 • ecrisman@harford.edu

20, 21  Phoenix Festival Theater in Fiddler on the Roof

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. In the small village of Anatevka, Tevye tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.  Rich in historical and ethnic tradition, Fiddler on the Roof has touched audiences around the world with humor, warmth, and honesty.  Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  $10-$20. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

21  24th Annual Marsh Clean-Up

Anita Leight Estuary Center, Bosely Conservancy, meet at the end of Perry Avenue in Edgewood. 9am-noon, rain or shine. Ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. The Bosely Conservancy is part of the Otter Point Creek Component of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Maryland. Join members of the Izaak Walton League and volunteers with Harford County Parks & Recreation and the Chesapeake Bay Reserve to keep our marsh beautiful! Help us clean up the beautiful Otter Point Creek Marsh - part of the Winters Run Watershed. Scout troops and other groups are welcome. Volunteer hours for your school or organization are documented. Great for community service credit. Wear old shoes/boots and gloves. Registration is required. Drinks are provided for the event. Call 410.612.1688 for directions or visit www.otterpointcreek.org

21  Spring Lecture

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

21  Candid Camera: Wildlife!

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-3:30pm. Ages 10 – adult, under 13 w/adult. Explore the logistics and operation of motion-sensor cameras and then retrieve a camera from our trail. Investigate the footage to see what's out and about in Leight Park. Space is limited, registration required. FREE. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

21  11th Annual After d'Arc Gala

Water's Edge Events Center, 4685 Millennium Drive, Belcamp. 7-11:30pm. Join us on our Wild West adventure! Dinner, Open Bar, Silent & Live Auctions, Music & Dancing, Jewelry Raffle. Evening Attire: Feel free to wear your cowboy hats & boots! Event Chair: Absolute Investigative Services, Inc.; Co-Chair: Plaza Ford; Honorary Co-Chair: Smyth Jewelers; Fund the Need Chair: Group Benefit Strategies, LLC; Beverage Sponsor: Chesapeake Bank. $130. 410.836.7177 • development@arcncr.orghttp://arcncr.org/events_after_dArc.html

22  Art Exhibit – Karen Heppen & Jennifer Weber (Temari Balls)

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-4pm. Temari is an ancient Japanese craft. Begun in the 1600’s, noble women used silk thread stitched around a core of rice hulls to create a soft ball of “mari” that they used for gentle indoor games and for decoration. 410.879.4424

22  Art Exhibit: Linnea Tober, Digital Artist, Painter and Photographer

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. Focus is on nature and digital photographic abstractions. Ms. Tober’s work (photographic process) is a bit “out of the ordinary”. She is consistently creating visuals in her mind as she photographs her nature subjects. 410.879.4424

22  Shamrocks Rock

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-2pm. Ages: all, under 13 w/adult. Everything you ever wanted to know about the symbol of St. Patrick's Day is yours to discover. Craft a colorful St. Patty's-style treat to tickle your sweet tooth. Space is limited, registration required. $3.60 member; $4 non-member per person. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

22  Phoenix Festival Theater in Fiddler on the Roof

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 2pm. In the small village of Anatevka, Tevye tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.  Rich in historical and ethnic tradition, Fiddler on the Roof has touched audiences around the world with humor, warmth, and honesty.  Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  $10-$20. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

22  Meet a Critter

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

22  Invitational A Cappella Festival

Perry Hall HS, 4601 Ebenezer Rd, Baltimore, 4pm. The Deer Creek Chorale is sponsoring a festival of outstanding a cappella singing groups from across the state with GQ, a women's quartet, as the main headliner. This is a benefit for the Susquehanna Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and the Maryland premiere of The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass featuring the Monroe Crossing on May 3, 2015. $15, student $5. artisticdirector@deercreekchorale.orgwww.deercreekchorale.org

23  Nature’s Playgroup

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Session 1 – 9:30-10:30am; Session II – 11am-12pm. Ages 0-5 w/parent. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50 member; $35 non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

23  Harford County Commission For Women

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

23-27  5 Day Caroline Jasper Painting Workshop: POWERCOLOR RETREAT. Light, Land, Water, Still Life

Vandiver Inn, 301 S.Union Ave. Havre de Grace, 9am-4pm daily. Limit 10 students. All levels. Oils or acrylics. Hands-on. Impact instruction. Master advanced color concepts. Become a better painter. Gourmet lunch provided daily. Materials list sent upon registration. Lodging and art materials discounts. $520. Register online: http://www.carolinejasper.com/pages0/PaintingWorkshops.htm • 410.459.3915 • jasperinc@mindspring.comwww.carolinejasper.com

24  Nature Tots & Nature Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Tots – 9:30-10:30am; Kids – 11am-12pm. Ages: Tots 2 & 3 (w/parent); Kids – 4 & 5 (w/parent). Explore and discover the natural world around us during the spring season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Spring, butterflies, water cycle, frogs and toads, clouds, turtles. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50 member; $35 non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

24  Nature Storybook Art (After School Program)

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Eden Mill classroom, Pylesville. 4:15-6pm. Session 1 –Grandfather's Journey, Allen Say, Author & Illustrator. Project: "Rozan-Ji Garden". Techniques and processes include: drawing and mixed media. Allen Say's illustrations feature Japanese Rock Gardens. This cultural art form can be beautifully expressed as an art form. Art Style: Construction. Nature Storybook Art allows children to become more aware of book illustration by experiencing hands-on techniques as part of easy art projects. Nature Storybook Art invites children to explore art activities with materials readily available in most homes and schools. The wide variety of activities require no prior expertise, and are equally appropriate for ages 5 to 10 years. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques. Each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Children will see a relationship of book illustrations to their own art explorations.  Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Illustration techniques and processes include cut-out/torn construction paper, watercolors, and scene-building collage techniques. Art Style: Cut-Collage/Painting. Member: $52 (4 classes); non-member: $55 (4 classes). 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

25  Nature Storybook Art for Homeschoolers

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Road, Eden Mill classroom, Pylesville. 12:15-2pm. Session 1: Grandfather's Journey, Allen Say, Author & Illustrator. Project: "Rozan-Ji Garden". Techniques and processes include: drawing and mixed media. Allen Say's illustrations feature Japanese Rock Gardens. This cultural art form can be beautifully expressed as an art form. Art Style: Construction. Nature Storybook Art allows children to become more aware of book illustration by experiencing hands-on techniques as part of easy art projects. Nature Storybook Art invites children to explore art activities with materials readily available in most homes and schools. The wide variety of activities require no prior expertise, and are equally appropriate for ages 5 to 10 years. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques. Each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Children will see a relationship of book illustrations to their own art explorations.  Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Member $39 (3 classes); non-member $41 (3 classes). 410.836.3050 • edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.comwww.edenmill.org

27  Estuary Science Lab - Experiments for a Changing Climate - Sea Level on the Rise

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 4:30-6pm. Ages 11-15. Scientists have found that sea level, the average height of the ocean, is on the rise and more and more land is disappearing. Why is this happening? Participate in laboratory demonstrations and brainstorm for answers. Space is limited, registration required. $3.60 member; $4 non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

28  4th Saturday Open House

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

28  Rockfield Manor’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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

28  Children’s Gardening

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 11am-12pm. Ages 5-10. Have fun growing food and flowers. Enjoy crafts, games, and science disguised as messy fun. Learn about seeds, life cycles, and cooking the food you grow! Topic: Seedy Start. Space is limited, registration required. $4.50 member; $5 non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

28  Native Seed Starters

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 1-2:30pm. Ages – all, under 13 w/adult. Dreaming about what to plant in your gardens this year? Learn about the importance of planting native, create your own mini greenhouse, and help start seeds for our children's garden! Bring a clean 2-liter bottle. Soil and seeds will be provided. Space is limited, registration required. $4.50 member; $5 non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

28  Owl Prowl

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 7:30-9pm. Ages 8 – adult, under 13 w/adult. Explore the woods on an early spring night at Bosely Conservancy to learn about and locate the owls that call this bottomland hardwood swamp home. Dress for muddy trails and cool spring temperatures. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70 member; $3 non-member. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

29  Art Exhibit – Karen Heppen & Jennifer Weber (Temari Balls)

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-4pm. Temari is an ancient Japanese craft. Begun in the 1600’s, noble women used silk thread stitched around a core of rice hulls to create a soft ball of “mari” that they used for gentle indoor games and for decoration. 410.879.4424

29  Wild World of Clouds

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. 2-3pm. Ages 4-8 w/adult. What are clouds and how do they affect your outdoor adventures? Play a game, create a cloud chart, and explore outside to see what types of clouds are soaring above us. Refreshments provided. Space is limited, registration required. $2.70 member; $3 non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

29  Kayak Trips: Wood Duck Kayak

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Meet at Bosely Conservancy. 3-6pm. Ages 8-adult. Children under 13 with adult. Explore our wooded marsh on the first kayak trip of the season to welcome back the wood ducks. Dress warmly and bring binoculars if you have them. Wear shoes that can get wet. All equipment supplied. $10.80 member; $12 non-member. Space is limited, registration required. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreekorg

29  Art Exhibit: Linnea Tober, Digital Artist, Painter and Photographer

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. Focus is on nature and digital photographic abstractions. Ms. Tober’s work (photographic process) is a bit “out of the ordinary”. She is consistently creating visuals in her mind as she photographs her nature subjects. 410.879.4424

29  Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church presents "Had it Not Been for a Man Called Jesus"

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1100 Philadelphia Road, Joppa, 6pm. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will be presenting its annual Passion Play, “Had it Not Been for a Man Called Jesus”. The play is a dramatic presentation depicting the trial, suffering and death of Jesus Christ. In its 21st year, the Passion Play continues to be memorable. Trinity’s Lead Pastor, Paul Austin encourages everyone to attend. The Passion tells the story of the days leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, followed by his resurrection and ascension into heaven. This will change your life forever!? Two performances will be presented. Child care will be provided (up to age 3) for both presentations. The event is FREE of charge and all are welcome! 410.679.4000 • www.trinityjoppa.org

30  Nature’s Playgroup

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Session 1 – 9:30-10:30am; Session II – 11am-12pm. Ages 0-5 w/parent. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50 member; $35 non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

30  Women of Tomorrow Awards

Harford Community College, Edgewood Hall, 401 Thomas Run Road. 6:30pm. Award ceremony honoring outstanding young women from Harford County in Grades 7-12 who were nominated and previously submitted applications. Winners in three different grade groups 7-8; 9-10; 11-12 will be selected at this event. 6:30 pm. FREE. 410.638.4739

31  Nature Tots & Nature Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Tots – 9:30-10:30am; Kids – 11am-12pm. Ages: Tots 2 & 3 (w/parent); Kids – 4 & 5 (w/parent). Explore and discover the natural world around us during the spring season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Spring, butterflies, water cycle, frogs and toads, clouds, turtles. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50 member; $35 non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

April

3  Havre de Grace First Friday

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

3  Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church presents "Had it Not Been for a Man Called Jesus"

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1100 Philadelphia Road, Joppa, 7pm. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will be presenting its annual Passion Play, “Had it Not Been for a Man Called Jesus”. The play is a dramatic presentation depicting the trial, suffering and death of Jesus Christ. In its 21st year, the Passion Play continues to be memorable. Trinity’s Lead Pastor, Paul Austin encourages everyone to attend. The Passion tells the story of the days leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, followed by his resurrection and ascension into heaven. This will change your life forever!? Two performances will be presented. Child care will be provided (up to age 3) for both presentations. The event is FREE of charge and all are welcome! 410.679.4000 • www.trinityjoppa.org

4  Spring Bazaar & Cupcake Walk

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2036 Telegraph Rd, Pylesville, Church is located at intersection of Telegraph & St. Paul Church Rds, Off Rt. 136. 9am-2pm. 28 tables of local crafters, Cupcake Walk, Pit Beef/Turkey/Ham Sandwiches, Children's Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 11am. Crafter spaces available for rent. FREE admission. 410.692.4051 • drobey@zoominternet.net

4  Historic Walking Tour

Downtown Havre de Grace, 10-11:30am. Enjoy a guided historic walking tour of the national register historic district. Learn about Havre de Grace history through the old buildings that tell it's story. Guided tours are offered the first weekend of every month April through November. www.mainstreethdg.com

4  Havre de Grace Easter Egg Hunt

Tydings Park, Commerce Street, Havre de Grace. 12-2pm. For ages up to 11. FREE and open to the public. Visit with the Easter Bunny and take a photo. Parents bring your cameras. This is another in the series of "wallet-friendly" events. There are no entry fees and nothing is sold during the event.

10  Theaterworks USA in Miss Nelson is Missing

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. This lighthearted musical tells the story about the students in Room 207 – the worst-behaved class in the whole school.  When Miss Nelson unexpectedly does not come to school one day, the class gets the strictest substitute they have ever met – Miss Viola Swamp – and the frantic search for Miss Nelson is on.  BGE Family Series.  $8-$16. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

10  Deer Creek Coffeehouse - The Don Juans (Grammy award songwriters)

1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Jon Vezner (guitar/piano) and Don Henry (guitar) were honored with a Grammy for Best Country Song and the Nashville Songwriters Association Song of the Year in 1990 for Where’ve You Been?, the true story of Vezner’s grandparents; the song was recorded by Vezner's wife, Kathy Mattea. Suggested donation: $10-Adults, $5-Students. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

11  Run for Awareness Run for Autism: Jaylen’s Journey 1st Annual 5K Run/Walk

Harford Community College, Susquehanna Center, 401 Thomas Run Circle, Bel Air, 7:30am. Rain or shine. Proceeds Benefit The ARC Northern Chesapeake Region FSS Program, Harford County Therapeutic Recreation Department and Jaylen's Journey. Jaylen’s Journey mission is to ensure that children from underserved communities who have Autism are linked to public and private agencies and they receive the needed services that will impact their emotional, physical, and educational development by providing case management support, outreach, education and financial support. Local community organizations will be at the event networking to promote awareness and reach out to the community about their services and support systems that are available to families who are caring for a child with Autism and other related disabilities. $20 per Participant, $25 day of the Event, Teams $15 for 5 members or more, $10 for Children under 17 and Children under 5 free. Register on Eventbrite or log on to the website and link to Eventbrite. Vendors wanting to promote their business can book a table through Eventbrite for $50. 443.360.4026 • danielleclmeons@jaylensjourneywww.jaylensjourney.org

11  Kite Festival

Rockfield Park Ball Fields, Churchville Road. 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 12.  410.838.4781

11  Romancing the Chrome Car Show

Jarrett’s Field, Norrisville Road, Jarrettsville. 10am-4pm. A car show presented in partnership with the Jarrettsville Lions Club. Auto lovers are invited to enter their obsession in categories ranging from muscle and sport to Jeep to "Journey Story" cars, which would be any auto that has a good journey story behind it. Pre-register cars online atwww.hcplonline.org or starting at 8am day of event. Rain date April 18th. FREE admission. www.hcplonline.org

11  The 105th Running of the My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Races

Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club, Pocock Road and MD 146, Monkton. 10:30am-5pm. Gates open at 10am. Post time is 1:30pm. The races are run for the benefit of Ladew Topiary Gardens. Races held rain or shine. Live music, vendors and food available. www.LadewGardens.com

11  Create a Masterpiece for the Critters Reception

The Art Rooms Professional Art Supplies, 116 N. Washington Street, Havre de Grace. 1-3pm. The Art Rooms Professional Art Supplies Hosting Fun Competition to Raise Funds for the Humane Society of Harford County. The Art Rooms Professional Art Supplies in Havre de Grace is inviting artists of all ages and abilities to join them for an art competition, show and benefit to raise funds for the homeless and neglected animals at the Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC). The Arts Rooms is not looking for Harford County’s next Picasso, but they are looking for artists to shine the spotlight on our furry friends and raise funds for their care while having fun and letting the creative juices flow. It’s easy to get involved and help the homeless animals. Choose to either decorate a wooden dog or cat figurine or choose to paint a favorite animal on canvas. Figurines and canvas boards can be purchased from The Art Rooms. Figurines cost just $22 and $5 of every purchase will be donated to HSHC. The sky is the limit for artists who choose to decorate a figurine. Decorate, paint and pose the figurine using any desired materials; there is no limit to what you can do. If decorating a dog or cat figurine is not appealing, then paint a favorite animal. For a $10 entry fee, receive a 9x12 canvas board from The Art Rooms. Create a fabulous painting (any media accepted) of a wonderful animal. All entries must be framed and ready to hang. All figurines and painting entries must be submitted to The Art Rooms no later than Saturday, April 11th by 5pm. Entries of figurines & paintings will be judged separately in Adult, Youth and Children Categories during mid-April by professors from Harford Community College’s Art Department. Entries from previous years are not permitted. The winning entries will be announced at a reception on Sunday, April 19th from 1-3pm at The Art Rooms. Winners will receive wonderful prizes. Support the animals at HSHC by placing a silent bid on one of several wonderful gifts, or purchase raffle tickets to win deluxe baskets. Refreshments at the reception are provided by Laurrapin Grille and Tidewater Restaurant. Music will be provided courtesy of Studio Students of Beth Baker – Woodwinds for a Cause. Be creative and have fun with this project! Artists have the option of selling their finished figurines or paintings and keeping 100% of the proceeds or donating the proceeds to HSHC. theartrooms@comcast.netwww.hdgartists.com

11  Create a Masterpiece for the Critters

The Art Rooms Professional Art Supplies, 116 N. Washington Street, Havre de Grace. The Art Rooms Professional Art Supplies Hosting Fun Competition to Raise Funds for the Humane Society of Harford County. The Art Rooms Professional Art Supplies in Havre de Grace is inviting artists of all ages and abilities to join them for an art competition, show and benefit to raise funds for the homeless and neglected animals at the Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC). The Arts Rooms is not looking for Harford County’s next Picasso, but they are looking for artists to shine the spotlight on our furry friends and raise funds for their care while having fun and letting the creative juices flow. It’s easy to get involved and help the homeless animals. Choose to either decorate a wooden dog or cat figurine or choose to paint a favorite animal on canvas. Figurines and canvas boards can be purchased from The Art Rooms. Figurines cost just $22 and $5 of every purchase will be donated to HSHC. The sky is the limit for artists who choose to decorate a figurine. Decorate, paint and pose the figurine using any desired materials; there is no limit to what you can do. If decorating a dog or cat figurine is not appealing, then paint a favorite animal. For a $10 entry fee, receive a 9x12 canvas board from The Art Rooms. Create a fabulous painting (any media accepted) of a wonderful animal. All entries must be framed and ready to hang. All figurines and painting entries must be submitted to The Art Rooms no later than Saturday, April 11th by 5pm. Entries of figurines & paintings will be judged separately in Adult, Youth and Children Categories during mid-April by professors from Harford Community College’s Art Department. Entries from previous years are not permitted. The winning entries will be announced at a reception on Sunday, April 19th from 1-3pm at The Art Rooms. Winners will receive wonderful prizes. Support the animals at HSHC by placing a silent bid on one of several wonderful gifts, or purchase raffle tickets to win deluxe baskets. Refreshments at the reception are provided by Laurrapin Grille and Tidewater Restaurant. Music will be provided courtesy of Studio Students of Beth Baker – Woodwinds for a Cause. Be creative and have fun with this project! Artists have the option of selling their finished figurines or paintings and keeping 100% of the proceeds or donating the proceeds to HSHC. theartrooms@comcast.netwww.hdgartists.com

11  11th Annual – A Night in Paradise

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

11  NHHS Booster Club Bull and Oyster Roast

Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Jarrettsville Road, Jarrettsville. 7pm-midnight. Silent auction, 50/50 raffle, BIG 6 wheel and music. Tables of 10 are available.  Tickets - $45 (available now and will also be sold at the door). Please make checks payable to the NHHS Booster Club.  All checks must have your child’s name on the memo portion of the check. *Tickets are non-refundable. Contact Lisa Doering at lldoer@aol.com • 443.987.7895 or Kelley Saneman at kelleysaneman@verizon.net • 410.937.7490.

11  Brass Transit: The Music of Chicago

Harford Community College, APGFCU Arena, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. The musical legacy of Chicago lives on with Brass Transit! Celebrating all the hits from Chicago's golden age, this talented group features a world-class horn section, rocking rhythm section, and vocals stacked sky high! Brass Transit transports the audience back to the free-wheeling days of the 70s with hits including "25 or 6 to 4," "Color My World," "Saturday In The Park," "Feelin' Stronger Every Day," and much more! $10-$20. 443.412.2211

11  Deer Creek Coffee House

Grace Memorial Church Parish House, 1022 Main Street, Darlington 7:30-9pm. Doors open at 7pm. The Don Juans, i.e. Jon Vezner & Dan Henry (Grammy songwriters), www.jonvezner.com. Refreshments available for purchase. www.gracememorial.ang-md.org

12  Colonial Medicine Event

Hays House Museum, 324 Kenmore Avenue. Dr. Barton Tabbs portrayed by Gary DePaolo discusses 18th century medicine and displays the medicines and surgical instruments of the time. Adults - $5, Students & Seniors - $3, Children under 4 are Free. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Harford County.  410.838.7691

12   Sculpture: Baltimore Sculptors with Jim Paulsen

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-4pm. Sculptures are based on their form as well as their symbolic content within our American cultural and historical landscape. 410.879.4424

12  Guided Tour of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

12  Edwin and John Wiles Booth: A House Divided

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

12  Sunday Afternoon Concert

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. The Sound of Our Contemporary Fellows featuring Chungwon Lydia Chung, piano.  $1-$10. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

13  Nature’s Playgroup

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Session 1 – 9:30-10:30am; Session II – 11am-12pm. Ages 0-5 w/parent. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50 member; $35 non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

14  Nature Tots & Nature Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Tots – 9:30-10:30am; Kids – 11am-12pm. Ages: Tots 2 & 3 (w/parent); Kids – 4 & 5 (w/parent). Explore and discover the natural world around us during the spring season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Spring, butterflies, water cycle, frogs and toads, clouds, turtles. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50 member; $35 non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

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

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

15  Mix and Mingle Networking

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

16  Girls Night Out

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

16  Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!

Harford Community College, APGFCU Arena, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. These talented hoofers make their Harford County debut in a performance like no other! Infusing their unpredictable blend of hard-hitting tap, high-spirited humor, and finger-snapping tunes, Rhythmic Circus satisfies their "rhythmic appetite" on everything from sand to folding chairs. Tapping their way from one musical genre to the next, they employ everything from funk to beat-box to salsa to unravel their tale. This unforgettable performance showcases "you have to see it to believe it" quality!! HCC is proud to partner with BGE to present this performance. Tickets - $10-$30. 443.412.2211

16-18  Bel Air High School Spring Musical

Mary Poppins. 100 Heighe Street. All showtimes are 7pm with a 2pm matinee on the 18th. Tickets: $10 in advance or $12 at the door. www.belairdrama.org

18  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

18  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 2015 season. FREE. www.thelockhousemuseum.org

18  Lincoln’s Life and Legacy: Pt 2 "Beyond Gettysburg"

Bel Air Armory, 37 N Main St, Bel Air, 7:30-10pm. Lincoln’s Life and Legacy: A Musical & Historical Masterpiece in Two Parts, Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the End of the Civil War, Bel Air Armory. Concert, period photograph display and lecture featuring Dr. Duke Thompson on piano. Fee $25/both shows $40. Part 1: November 15 & Part 2: April 18, 2015. 410.638.5323 • Caterski@aol.comwww.harfordhistory.net

19  Walk MS: Bel Air 2015

Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe St., Bel Air. Registration check-in 9am; Walk begins at 10am. Join us for Walk MS: Bel Air 2015 at Bel Air High School! Walk MS is about connecting people living with multiple sclerosis and those who care about them. It is a day when we come together to show the power of our connections. 443.641.1209 • katie.amos@nmss.org

19  Liriodendron: Baltimore Sculptors with Jim Paulson

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Sculptures are based on their form as well as their symbolic content within our American cultural and historical landscape.

20  Nature’s Playgroup

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Session 1 – 9:30-10:30am; Session II – 11am-12pm. Ages 0-5 w/parent. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50 member; $35 non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

20-5/22  Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Harford Community College, Student Center, Chesapeake Gallery, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. A Baltimore/DC area arts professional is invited to jury the work of currently enrolled art students.  The curator is Elizabeth Crisman, Gallery Coordinator.   Chesapeake Gallery hours of operation are Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30-7pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30am-5pm; and Fridays, 8am-4:30pm. 443.412.2461 • ecrisman@harford.edu

21  Nature Tots & Nature Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Tots – 9:30-10:30am; Kids – 11am-12pm. Ages: Tots 2 & 3 (w/parent); Kids – 4 & 5 (w/parent). Explore and discover the natural world around us during the spring season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Spring, butterflies, water cycle, frogs and toads, clouds, turtles. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50 member; $35 non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

23  The Changing Face of Head and Neck Cancer

Kaufman Cancer Center, 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Bel Air, 6pm. Join V. Dixon King, MD from UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and learn what's new in the treatment and prevention of head and neck cancer. FREE. Registration is required by calling 443.643.3350. kthompson@uchs.orgwww.umuch.org

24-26  40th Annual Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium. 4/24 and 4/25 - 10am-6pm; 4/26 - 10am-5pm. Celebrate spring with a shopping spree! More than 250 American artisans will personally show and sell their handcrafted work. Specially selected for their creativity, quality of materials and excellence of workmanship, the artists will delight visitors with handcrafted pieces for the wardrobe, home and garden. The Festival is a great place to find unique gifts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, as well as for graduates and newlyweds. In addition to viewing captivating demonstrations, visitors can indulge their palettes with small-batch foods to try and buy from specialty purveyors. Children’s entertainment makes the show a fun weekend activity for the whole family. Adults: $8 online; $10 at the door; Children under 12: FREE. FREE parking. For more information, including admission discounts, exhibitor lists and directions visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com • 800.210.9900

24  Harford Dance Theatre:  Alice in Wonderland

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 5:30 and 8pm. From the company that brings you Harriet’s Happiest Halloween, Alice in Wonderland is a creative adaptation of the classic tale by Lewis Carroll.  Travel down the rabbit hole with Alice and the White Rabbit to meet the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and all of the beloved characters in Wonderland where everything gets “curiouser and curiouser!”  BGE Family Series.  $10-$15. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

24  Movie Night Featuring Shenandoah

The Historical Society of Harford County, 143 N. Main Street. 7pm. A film about the Civil War as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the conclusion of the conflict. $7 ticket price includes popcorn and a soda. 410-838-7691

24, 25  HCC Actors Guild:  Reefer Madness The Musical

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence.  Reefer Madness is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary.  Adult themes.  $8-$12. 443.412.2211  • Tickets.harford.edu  

25  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

25  4th Saturday Open House

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

25  Pugs for Pinky 4th Annual Fundraiser Event

Harford Equestrian Center, 608 N. Tollgate Road, Bel Air. 11am-3pm. Rain or shine. Three covered pavilions, shopping and resource vendors, pug rescues, games and costume contest. Best dressed pug in pink contest. Raffles and silent auction, hot food, keepsake program, souvenirs. $10 per person/children under 15 free. 410.937.8116 • luvpuggreetings@zoominternet.netwww.pugsforpinky.com

25  Harford County Earth Day Festival

The parking lot of David's Natural Market, 1523 E. Rockspring Road, Forest Hill, 11am-3pm. Co-hosted by Harford County Climate Action and David's Natural Market. Join us to celebrate the 45th Earth Day!  Information tables for non-profits and other companies working in areas of solar power, home energy conservation, constructing a rain garden, etc. Food vendors, a raffle, music, and trees you can take home!  Although there will be a variety of foods available, all attendees can vote for "best vegan salad," best vegan sandwich," and "best vegan dessert."  The event will be held rain or shine. FREE. 443.243.3363

25  3rd Annual Spring Fling Big Band Dance

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street.  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 from Sterling Caterers will be available for sale. Free Admission. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air, the Harford County Cultural Arts Board and the MD State Arts Council. 410.638.5323

25, 26  Harford Dance Theatre:  Alice in Wonderland

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 1 and 4pm. From the company that brings you Harriet’s Happiest Halloween, Alice in Wonderland is a creative adaptation of the classic tale by Lewis Carroll.  Travel down the rabbit hole with Alice and the White Rabbit to meet the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and all of the beloved characters in Wonderland where everything gets “curiouser and curiouser!”  BGE Family Series.  $10-$15. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

26  Roar for Autism 2015 5K Run/Road Race, Low-Mileage Fun Walk and Family Festival

Oregon Ridge Park, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville. 6:30am – 5K registration and check-in opens; 8am – 5K run and fun walk begins; 8:30am – Family festival begins; 10am – presentation of awards; 10:30am – mascot challenge and registration closes; 11am – raffle drawing. “Roar”ing to help further autism research. For Autism Awareness Month in April, Kennedy Krieger Institute will once again bring the community together for its annual fundraiser, ROAR for Autism. Families and supporters will come together to run, walk and gather with a united “ROAR” to raise awareness and funds for research into this puzzling disorder that so often silences the voices of those affected. Since the inaugural event in 2005, ROAR for Autism, presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, has raised more than $2 million for autism research at Kennedy Krieger. Autism is a brain-based developmental disability affecting the ability of 1 in 68 children to communicate and form relationships with others. As one of the nation’s leaders in autism research, Kennedy Krieger Institute strives to provide earlier diagnosis and develop successful treatments by discovering how autism affects the brain. ROAR for Autism gives participants a unique opportunity to help fight this complex, life-altering disorder that affects 1.5 million Americans. The 11th annual event will be a fun-filled day with a meaningful purpose, featuring a newly designed 5k run/road race, low-mileage fun walk and a family festival. Runners and walkers will enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding Oregon Ridge Park. After running or walking, participants will enjoy the Family Festival, featuring healthy snacks provided in the Wegmans Wellness Village, music, mascot challenge, face painting, balloon art, coloring station, enclosed playground, food trucks, and more! Participants and teams may go online to register and build personal fundraising pages—all in support of autism research. Want to support ROAR for Autism, but can’t drag yourself out of bed early on April 26? Go ahead and sleep in, just don’t forget to register to Snore for ROAR. Advance Online Registration (ends April 22) - Adults - Adults - $35 (Festival only - $15); Children 5-12 - $15 (Festival only - $5); Children 4 and under – FREE. Late/On-Site Registration (April 26) - Adults - $40 (Festival only - $20); Children 5-12 - $20 (Festival only - $20); Children 4 and under – FREE. 443.923.7300 • www.ROARforAutism.orgwww.facebook.com/ROARforAutism

26  4th Annual Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, 8am. On-site race registration takes place in the Susquehanna Center Auxiliary Gymnasium beginning at 6:30am. Participants may run as individuals or organize themselves as part of a team. The race, on a USA Track and Field certified 5K course, honors the memory of Adam Thompson, a first-year Harford Community College student who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011. Proceeds benefit scholarships supporting students attending Harford Community College. Prizes will be awarded for the top three men and women finishers as well as for the first to cross the finish line in various age categories: 19 and under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59 and 60 and over. Prizes also will be awarded to the top fundraisers and the largest team. 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 an exhibitor’s area plus ping pong, corn hole and face painting. The race is hosted by The Thompson Family, Harford Community College Foundation and The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation. $25 per person for advance registration (by 5pm on April 23) or $35 on the day of the race. Online registration is available in advance at www.harford.edu/adam. For more information, call 443.412.2449 • www.harford.edu/adam

26  Liriodendron: Baltimore Sculptors with Jim Paulson

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air. 1-4pm. Sculptures are based on their form as well as their symbolic content within our American cultural and historical landscape.

26  Guided Tour of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

26  John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall

Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 2pm. John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall presented by Jim Garrett, a life-long Lincoln Assassination and Booth enthusiast, a tour guide at Ford’s Theatre and 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, DC. 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/

26  HCC Actors Guild:  Reefer Madness The Musical

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence.  Reefer Madness is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary.  Adult themes.  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

27  Nature’s Playgroup

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Session 1 – 9:30-10:30am; Session II – 11am-12pm. Ages 0-5 w/parent. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50 member; $35 non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

27  Harford County Commission For Women

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

28  Nature Tots & Nature Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Tots – 9:30-10:30am; Kids – 11am-12pm. Ages: Tots 2 & 3 (w/parent); Kids – 4 & 5 (w/parent). Explore and discover the natural world around us during the spring season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Spring, butterflies, water cycle, frogs and toads, clouds, turtles. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50 member; $35 non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

30  2nd Annual Be A Hero Fundraiser featuring Robin Quivers of “The Howard Stern Show”

Power Plant Live!, 34 Market Place, Baltimore. 5:30pm VIP reception, 6pm main event. Hosted by the Baltimore Child Abuse Center. Guests are invited to support BCAC’s mission and services. Featuring a cocktail hour, seated dinner, high-end raffles and keynote speaker Robin Quivers, who was born in Baltimore and is best known as the news anchor on the popular Sirius XM radio program “The Howard Stern Show.” Quivers is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. Tickets & tables available online at www.bcaci.org starting January 27. $175 Main event, $250 VIP reception (includes meet & greet with Robin Quivers); $1,500 Main event table; $2,500 Corporate-level table (includes 10 main event tickets, two VIP tickets, corporate logo on table, favorable table placement and logo in program booklet). To make a gift in honor of Be A Hero, call 443.984.3013 • jtrust@bcaci.org

May

1  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. www.belairmd.org • 410.638.4550

1  First Fridays Returns!

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

1  Havre de Grace First Friday

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

1  Casa Manana Theatre:  Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Harford Community College, Amoss Center, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Let your hair down with this charming, somewhat Grimm new musical that blends not-too-scary with over-the-top fun.  Follow a silly dragon that’s lost his poof, an evil enchantress, a handsome prince, and his hairdressing sidekick on a search for true love and the perfect head of hair in this hilarious twist on the classic fairy tale.  Enjoy a free pre-show princess party with sparkly crafts and girly makeover magic.  BGE Family Series.  $8-$16. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

1  Evening of Jazz With Bob De Vos Quartet

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 8pm. Performance featuring Bob DeVos, guitar; Ralph Bowen, tenor saxophone; Dan Kostelnik, Hammond B3 organ; and Steve Johns, drums.  $1-$10. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

1, 2  HCC Actors Guild:  Reefer Madness The Musical

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence.  Reefer Madness is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary.  Adult themes.  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

1-3  Rural to Urban

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

1-3  34th Havre de Grace Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival

Havre de Grace Middle School, Havre de Grace Activity Center and the Decoy Museum, 215 Giles Street, Havre de Grace. 5/1 - 6-9pm; 5/2 – 9am-5pm; 5/3 – 10am-4pm. Over 140 artists exhibiting and selling their art works, food, children's activities, live and silent auctions, retriever demonstrations, carving competitions, and lots more. Show is located in Havre de Grace Middle School, Recreation Center, and the Decoy Museum. Free shuttle buses are available to all show locations and downtown Havre de Grace. 410.939.3739 • www.decoymuseum.com

2  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

2  Celebration of Cultures

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street, 8am. Running of the Bulls (Adult 5K walk/run). 9am Running of the Bulls 2 (Youth walk/run); 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. However, there is a $20 fee for the Latin Dance which begins at 6pm and includes dance lessons. 410.836.0333

2  Strides Color Run/Walk for Diabetes Awareness

Ma and Pa Trail starting at Friends Park, Bel Air. 9am-12pm. Sponsored by the Lions Club. Further information to follow. 410.838.3555 • bobbieandbuffy@verizon.net

2  Historic Walking Tour

Downtown Havre de Grace, 10-11:30am. Enjoy a guided historic walking tour of the national register historic district. Learn about Havre de Grace history through the old buildings that tell it's story. Guided tours are offered the first weekend of every month April through November. www.mainstreethdg.com

2  Garden Festival at Ladew

Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 10am-4pm. Preview 8-10am. Join us at Ladew to shop from an exclusive collection of vendors featuring hard to find perennials and annuals, unusual exotics and container specialties, plus decorative furniture, urns, statuary, and other architectural treasures. www.LadewGardens.com

2  All That Jazz: Side-by-Side Concert

Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe Street 7:30pm. This concert is with the local youth orchestra. The most talented members of the HYO (Harford Youth Orchestra) and music director Brian Folus, will join the SSO for most of this concert. The concert begins with Sir Malcolm Arnold’s very popular (and rambunctious) Four Scottish Dances. The Arnold work will be followed by Vaughn Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis for three string groups. Our friend, violinist Roy Sonne (retired from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) will join us for the very jazzy Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra. This is another great audience and orchestra pleaser that everyone is sure to enjoy! On the tails of this Concerto, the SSO will end its season with Copland’s always-popular Hoe Down from “Rodeo”. Adult $20, Senior $15, Children 5-18 and college students $10. 410.659.2602

2, 3  Artisan Demonstration Weekend

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

3  HCC Actors Guild:  Reefer Madness The Musical

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Black Box Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 3pm. Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence.  Reefer Madness is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary.  Adult themes.  $8-$12. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

3  Bel Air Community Band

Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe Street, Bel Air. 3pm. Harford County’s own Bel Air Community Band, under the direction of Scott Sharnetzka, will perform a variety of contemporary and traditional music appropriate to the season.  Free (No ticket required).

3  Mozart and Friends

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. 3pm. The Harford Choral Society will perform Schubert’s “Mass in G” and Mozart’s “Sparrow Mass”, “Vesperas Solennes” and a Monteuerdi Vespers. To commemorate our 60th Concert season, HCS will also perform pieces commissioned over the years for HCS. Free for HCC students, $20 Adult, $15 Senior, $10 Children. 410.652.0417

3  Monroe Crossing

North Harford High School Performing Arts Center, 211 Pylesville Road, Pylesville. 4pm. Guest Conductor Dr. Paul Rardin, Director of Choral Activities, Temple University. www.deercreekchorale.org

4  Nature’s Playgroup

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Session 1 – 9:30-10:30am; Session II – 11am-12pm. Ages 0-5 w/parent. Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, songs, simple crafts and discovery outings will highlight each day's theme. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50 member; $35 non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

5  Nature Tots & Nature Kids

Anita Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. Tots – 9:30-10:30am; Kids – 11am-12pm. Ages: Tots 2 & 3 (w/parent); Kids – 4 & 5 (w/parent). Explore and discover the natural world around us during the spring season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. Topics: Spring, butterflies, water cycle, frogs and toads, clouds, turtles. Space is limited, registration required. $31.50 member; $35 non-member per child. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

5  Seasons of Recovery Workshop

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 6:30-7pm-Registration/Refreshments; 7-8:30pm - Presentation, Q & A, Meet and Greet. HCC is co-sponsoring the Seasons of Recovery Workshop Series with Father Martin’s Ashley, an inpatient addition treatment center.  The education series is designed to serve all individuals and families in our community who are struggling with addiction, know someone who is, or simply want to learn more.  FREE. No ticket required. For information, contact Alex Denstman, Director of Alumni Services at Father Martin’s Ashley, 410.273.2303

7  Rocking Chair Story Time

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

8  Lunchtime Concert

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

8-10  Rural to Urban

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

9  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

9  Tudor Hall, the Booths of Maryland, and the Civil War 2015 Symposium

Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 8am-4:45pm. The Junius B. Booth Society (JBBS) and the Historical Society of Harford County (HSHC) are holding a one day, one-of-a kind symposium. Tudor Hall, the home of the theatrical Booths of Maryland, a short distance away will be open to the attendees following the symposium for tours till 7pm. Early Registration until April 24, 2015 - $65, Includes continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments. Registration after April 24, 2015 - $75. 410.838.7691 • info@harfordhistory.orgwww.harfordhistory.net/events.php

9  Ironfest

Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive, Aberdeen. Aberdeen IronBirds Fan Event. www.ironbirdsbaseball.com

9  Rural to Urban Reception

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

9  Deer Creek Coffeehouse - Jim Bizer & Jan Krist

1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Jan and Jim (acoustic guitars) pay homage to their roots, reflecting the music of their hometown and Midwest U.S.A. Their songs range from heartfelt to hilarious - sometimes both at once. Lush harmonies, intelligent and insightful lyrics, plenty of groove - and at the heart is the profound respect and playful interaction Jim and Jan share with their listeners. Suggested donation: $10-Adults, $5-Students. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

9, 10  Medieval Days

Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace. 11am-4pm. Step back into a time of brave knights and ladies fair! Enjoy demonstrations of heavy weapons, archery, equestrian games and ancient crafts along with museum tours and demonstrations. www.steppingstonemuseum.org

10  Mother’s Day at Ladew Gardens

Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 10am-5pm. The whole family can enjoy a day in the Gardens, tour the Manor House and have lunch in the Ladew Cafe. Free treat for Moms (while supplies last). Complimentary coffee and tea. Special gift with every new family membership. $10 adults, $8 seniors (62+) and students, $5 children. 410.557.9570 • www.LadewGardens.com

11  An Evening of Chamber Music

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. The Music Department of Harford Community College presents an evening of music student ensemble performances.  $1-$5. Tickets.harford.edu • 443.412.2211

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

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

13  Applied Music Students in Recital

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. The Music Department of Harford Community College presents talented students of vocal and instrumental music.  $1-$5. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

14  Rocking Chair Story Time

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

15  Lunchtime Concert

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

15  An Evening of Jazz With Second Shift and HCC Jazz Ensemble

Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 8pm. HCCC’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 jazz styles including blues, swing, be-bop, and fusion.  $1-$5. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

15-17  Rural to Urban

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

16  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

16  9th Annual Secret Garden Tour of Havre de Grace

Begins at the HdG Maritime Museum. 12-5pm. View lovely private gardens in historic Havre de Grace. Sponsored by the Gardens de Grace Club- Fundraiser. Rain or Shine. $15 in advance; $20 day of event.

16  Summer Lecture & Tea: Linens & Lace

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

16  Comedy Night With Paula Poundstone

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7:30pm. With her casual air, impeccable timing and razor-sharp wit, Paula Poundstone’s ability to create humor on the spot is legendary. Best recognized as a regular panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me”, this Emmy-Award winning comedienne is the recipient of an American Comedy Hall of Fame Award. Join us in welcoming Paula to the Amoss stage for an unforgettable night of her trademark humor. Admission $20 - $30. 443.412.2211

16, 17  Artisan Demonstration Weekend

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

17  Market on Main

Office Street, Bel Air. 11am-3pm. The Bel Air Downtown Alliance Market on Main bring crafters, artisans, up-cycled goods, painted furniture and much more and a unique collection of skilled artists downtown for your shopping pleasure. www.downtownbelair.com • 443.823.1797

17  Guided Tour of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

17  The Loyal Servants of the Booths: Joe and Ann Hall

Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 2pm. The Loyal Servants of the Booths: Joe and Ann Hall presented by Jim Chrismer, a Harford County Historian who focuses primarily on African American and Civil War history of Harford County. Jim has been associated with the Harford Historical Bulletin in one way or another since 1991 and has served as Assistant Editor, Editor, Publication Chairman, Writer and Researcher. 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/

17  The Loyal Servants of the Booths: Joe and Ann Hall

Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 2-3pm. By Jim Chrismer, a Harford County Historian who focuses primarily on African American and Civil War history of Harford County. Jim has been associated with the Harford Historical Bulletin in one way or another since 1991 and has served as Assistant Editor, Editor, Publication Chairman, Writer and Researcher. 443.619.0008 • http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com

17  HCC: An Evening of Jazz

Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1, Bel Air. 8-10pm. Featuring Second Shift and HCC Jazz Ensemble. http://harford.universitytickets.com

20  Mix and Mingle Networking

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

21  Rocking Chair Story Time

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

21  Girls Night Out

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

22  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. FREE admission. www.belairmd.org • 410.638.4550

22-24  Rural to Urban

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

23  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

23  4th Saturday Open House

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

23  Susquehanna In Bloom

Darlington Volunteer Fire Company, 2600 Castleton Road, Darlington, 10am-4pm. Come one, come all - Grown ups, children, and kids at heart, herb enthusiasts, holistic practitioners, Rennies, faeries. All are welcome in this celebration of Spring! Plant vendors, Holistic presentations, demonstrations, and products, Craft and retail vendors, Community organizations. Family-friendly activities, on-site food and beverage availability--An assortment of options including vegetarian fare. Plenty of free parking! Come enjoy a day of enchanted merriment! FREE. 443.502.8094 • SusquehannainBloom@aol.com

23, 24  Artisan Demonstration Weekend

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

25  Memorial Day Ceremony

Lee Way and Hickory Avenue, Bel Air. 10am. Ceremony honoring American Veterans. Sponsored by Town of Bel Air and American Legion Harford Post #39. FREE. 410.303.8138

25  Harford County Commission For Women

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

28  Rocking Chair Story Time

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

29  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. FREE admission. www.belairmd.org • 410.638.4550

29-31  Rural to Urban

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

30  Bel Air Farmers Market

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

30  Relay For Life of Central Harford County

Bel Air High School Track, 100 Heighe St, Bel Air. 6pm. Join Cancer Survivors & their supporters in an all-night event to raise money & awareness in the fight against the disease. We stay up all night long because Cancer does not sleep!  Have fun with our circus-themed Relay...games, food, fun events. Stay as long as you want, feel free to participate even if you aren't part of a team. Join us in Celebrating Survivors, Remembering those lost, and Fighting Back to spread action & awareness. If you want to be a part of our Relay by joining a team, go to our website and sign up. We won't stop until we finish the fight against Cancer. FREE. 410.933.5136 • beth.garbolino@cancer.orgwww.relayforlife.org/learn/index>

30  The Hit Men: Featuring the Former Stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons!

Harford Community College, APGFCU Arena, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Enjoy a nostalgic night of mega hits performed by former members of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Tommy James & the Shondells, and other memorable acts of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. These incredibly talented guys take an amazing look back through rock 'n' roll history performing all of your favorite hits like "Oh What a Night," "Who Loves You," "Sherry," "Crocodile Rock," "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," "Mony Mony," and many more! The Hit Men will regale you with great stories about what it was like on the road and in recording sessions with Frankie, Tommy, Carly, Cat, Jim and Elton. Relive the glory days of rock and roll with The Hit Men. You'll leave the theater saying "Oh, What a Night! $10-$30. 443.412.2211

30, 31  Artisan Demonstration Weekend

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

31  Bel Air Rotary Cornhole Tournament

Rockfield Manor, 501 E. Churchville Road. 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

31  Art Exhibit: Norwegian Rosemaling – Liselorentzen

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-3pm. Rosemaling is a Norwegian decorative art traditionally done on wood that began its development in the late 1600’s. 410.879.4424

31  Guided Tour of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

31  The Loyal Servants of the Booths: Joe and Ann Hall

Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 2pm. The Loyal Servants of the Booths: Joe and Ann Hall presented by Jim Chrismer, a Harford County Historian who focuses primarily on African American and Civil War history of Harford County. Jim has been associated with the Harford Historical Bulletin in one way or another since 1991 and has served as Assistant Editor, Editor, Publication Chairman, Writer and Researcher. 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/

31  Grasses to the Masses Workshop (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. 410.612.1688 • www.otterpointcreek.org

June

1-9/18  Pressure Marks: Modern and Contemporary Prints

Harford Community College, Student Center, Chesapeake Gallery, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. Jeff Ball, Associate Professor of Art History, is the curator.  Chesapeake Gallery hours of operation are Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30-7pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30am-5pm; and Fridays, 8am-4:30pm.  443.412.2461 • ecrisman@harford.edu;  

4  Campfire Stories at Rockfield Manor

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

5  First Fridays

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

5, 6  Phoenix Festival Theater:  The Wizard of Oz

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion as they venture down the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the wonderful Wizard of Oz.  Featuring Baum’s iconic characters and filled with all the songs you love, The Wizard of Oz will take you on a magical journey to see what lies over the rainbow.  $10-$20. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

5-7  Rural to Urban

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

6  Flag Day

Shamrock Park (behind Town Hall). 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

6  Beach Bum Book Sale

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

7  Bel Air Town Run

Downtown Bel Air. 8am. This 5K foot race in its 35th year will take you through the town starting on Main Street and ending at Shamrock Park, behind Town Hall. This is a USATF certified course. There is also a 1 mile walk. More information at www.belairtownrun.com. Sponsor: RASAC, The Harford County Running Club. Tentative fee schedule $15 early entry. $20 late registration and $25 race day. 410.652.9974 • belairtownrun@yahoo.com

7  Art Exhibit: Norwegian Rosemaling – Liselorentzen

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-3pm. Rosemaling is a Norwegian decorative art traditionally done on wood that began its development in the late 1600’s. 410.879.4424

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

7, 14  Phoenix Festival Theater:  The Wizard of Oz

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion as they venture down the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the wonderful Wizard of Oz.  Featuring Baum’s iconic characters and filled with all the songs you love, The Wizard of Oz will take you on a magical journey to see what lies over the rainbow.  $10-$20. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

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

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

12  FREE Outdoor Summer Movie

Shamrock Park, Lee Street and Hickory Avenue, Bel Air. Pre-movie festivities at 5:30pm and movie begins immediately after sunset. Bring the family for a fun movie night under the stars at Shamrock Park. Pre-movie entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. Movie TBD. The movie is shown FREE by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance and our sponsors. All movies are family friendly with scheduled movies listed at www.downtownbelair.com and on our Facebook page. 443.823.1797

12, 13  Phoenix Festival Theater:  The Wizard of Oz

Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. 7pm. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion as they venture down the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the wonderful Wizard of Oz.  Featuring Baum’s iconic characters and filled with all the songs you love, The Wizard of Oz will take you on a magical journey to see what lies over the rainbow.  $10-$20. 443.412.2211 • Tickets.harford.edu

12-14  Rural to Urban

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

13  Deer Creek Coffeehouse - Roy Schneider

1022 Main St., Darlington. 7:30pm. Multi-instrumentalist Roy Schneider is an award-winning songwriter and recording artist, performing his original songs on stages all over the U.S. and abroad since 2008. Twice a finalist in the prestigious Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition, Schneider has performed formal showcases at Folk Alliance conferences in Texas, New York, North Carolina and Arkansas, and in 2013 was a contestant on season 5 of NBC Television's "The Voice". Suggested donation: $10-Adults, $5-Students. 443.877.7125 • deercreekch@zoominternet.netwww.facebook.com/DeerCreekCoffeeHouse

14  Art Exhibit: Norwegian Rosemaling – Liselorentzen

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-3pm. Rosemaling is a Norwegian decorative art traditionally done on wood that began its development in the late 1600’s. 410.879.4424

14  Guided Tour of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

14  John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall

Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 2pm. John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall presented by Jim Garrett, a life-long Lincoln Assassination and Booth enthusiast, a tour guide at Ford’s Theatre and 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, DC. 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/

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. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

17  Mix and Mingle Networking

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

18  Girls Night Out

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

19-21  Rural to Urban

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

20  Annual Yard Sale

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

21  Market on Main

Office Street, Bel Air. 11am-3pm. The Bel Air Downtown Alliance Market on Main bring crafters, artisans, up-cycled goods, painted furniture and much more and a unique collection of skilled artists downtown for your shopping pleasure. www.downtownbelair.com • 443.823.1797

21  Art Exhibit: Norwegian Rosemaling – Liselorentzen

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-3pm. Rosemaling is a Norwegian decorative art traditionally done on wood that began its development in the late 1600’s. 410.879.4424

21  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. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

22  Harford County Commission For Women

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

26  FREE Outdoor Summer Movie

Shamrock Park, Lee Street and Hickory Avenue, Bel Air. Pre-movie festivities at 5:30pm and movie begins immediately after sunset. Bring the family for a fun movie night under the stars at Shamrock Park. Pre-movie entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. Movie TBD. The movie is shown free by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance and our sponsors. All movies are family friendly with scheduled movies listed at www.downtownbelair.com and on our Facebook page. 443.823.1797

26-28  Rural to Urban

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

27  4th Saturday Open House

The Historical Society of Harford County, 143 N. Main Street, Bel Air. 10am-2pm. 410.838.7691

28  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

28  Art Exhibit: Norwegian Rosemaling – Liselorentzen

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street. 1-3pm. Rosemaling is a Norwegian decorative art traditionally done on wood that began its development in the late 1600’s. 410.879.4424

28  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. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

June

2  Campfire Stories at Rockfield Manor

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

3  First Fridays

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

3-5  Mountain to Seashore

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

4  Fourth of July Celebration

Various locations around Bel Air from 6:45am-10pm, including Flag Raising, Pancake Breakfast, Horseshoe Pitching and Many Events for Families and Children. Parade at 6pm on Main Street. Fireworks at 9:30pm. Sponsored by the Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc. For full information and details on participation, visit www.belairjuly4.org • 410.879.4245

4  Fourth of July Open House

Hays House, 324 Kenmore Avenue, Bel Air. 9am-12pm. Patriotic music by the Catherine Street Consort and tour of the 1788 Hays House. FREE. 410.838.7691

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. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

8  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. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

10  FREE Outdoor Summer Movie

Shamrock Park, Lee Street and Hickory Avenue, Bel Air. Pre-movie festivities at 5:30pm and movie begins immediately after sunset. Bring the family for a fun movie night under the stars at Shamrock Park. Pre-movie entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. Movie TBD. The movie is shown free by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance and our sponsors. All movies are family friendly with scheduled movies listed at www.downtownbelair.com and on our Facebook page. 443.823.1797

10-12  Mountain to Seashore

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

11  Mountain to Seashore Reception

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

12  Art Exhibit: Rev’d J. Gordon Anderson

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

12  Guided Tour of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

12  John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall

Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air. 2pm. John Wilkes Booth and Tudor Hall presented by Jim Garrett, a life-long Lincoln Assassination and Booth enthusiast, a tour guide at Ford’s Theatre and 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, DC. 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/

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. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

15  Mix and Mingle Networking

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

15  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. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

16  Girls Night Out

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

17-19  Mountain to Seashore

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

19  Market On Main

Office Street, Bel Air. 11am-3pm. The Bel Air Downtown Alliance Market on Main bring crafters, artisans, up-cycled goods, painted furniture and much more and a unique collection of skilled artists downtown for your shopping pleasure. www.downtownbelair.com • 443.823.1797

19  Art Exhibit: Rev’d J. Gordon Anderson

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

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. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

22  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. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

24  FREE Outdoor Summer Movie

Shamrock Park, Lee Street and Hickory Avenue, Bel Air. Pre-movie festivities at 5:30pm and movie begins immediately after sunset. Bring the family for a fun movie night under the stars at Shamrock Park. Pre-movie entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. Movie TBD. The movie is shown free by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance and our sponsors. All movies are family friendly with scheduled movies listed at www.downtownbelair.com and on our Facebook page. 443.823.1797

24-26  Mountain to Seashore

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

25  4th Saturday Open House

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

26  Art Exhibit: Rev’d J. Gordon Anderson

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

26  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

26  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. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

29  International Music Institute & 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. FREE. 410.638.5323

30-8/2  28th Annual Harford County Farm Fair

Equestrian Center, 608 N. Tollgate Road, Bel Air. Thurs. 7/30, Fri. 7/31 and Sat. 8/1 from 10am-10pm. Sun. 8/2 from 10am-6 pm. Annual event to promote Harford County’s agriculture and youth involvement in 4-H, FFA, and Ag Magnet Program. Local residents can exhibit their skills through Home Arts and other contests. Includes carnival, tractor pulls, music and numerous other events. Commercial and civic vendors displayed. Adults $8, Ages 5-11 $4, Free for ages 4 and under. 410.838.8663 • www.farmfair.org

31-8/2  Mountain to Seashore

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

August

2  Art Exhibit: Rev’d J. Gordon Anderson

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

2  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. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

5  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. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

6  Campfire Stories at Rockfield Manor

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

7  First Fridays

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

7-9  Mountain to Seashore

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

9  Art Exhibit: Rev’d J. Gordon Anderson

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

9  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

9  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. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

12  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. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

14-15  Maryland State BBQ Bash

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

14-16  Mountain to Seashore

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

16  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. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

19  Mix and Mingle Networking

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

19  Summer 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. Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors. Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. Entertainment TBA. FREE Admission. 410.803.9784

20  Girls Night Out

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

21  FREE Outdoor Summer Movie

Shamrock Park, Lee Street and Hickory Avenue, Bel Air. Pre-movie festivities at 5:30pm and movie begins immediately after sunset. Bring the family for a fun movie night under the stars at Shamrock Park. Pre-movie entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. Movie TBD. The movie is shown free by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance and our sponsors. All movies are family friendly with scheduled movies listed at www.downtownbelair.com and on our Facebook page. 443.823.1797

21-23  Mountain to Seashore

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

22  4th Saturday Open House

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

23  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

28  FREE Outdoor Summer Movie

Shamrock Park, Lee Street and Hickory Avenue, Bel Air. Pre-movie festivities at 5:30pm and movie begins immediately after sunset. Bring the family for a fun movie night under the stars at Shamrock Park. Pre-movie entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. Movie TBD. The movie is shown free by the Bel Air Downtown Alliance and our sponsors. All movies are family friendly with scheduled movies listed at www.downtownbelair.com and on our Facebook page. 443.823.1797

28-30  Mountain to Seashore

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

30  Art Exhibit: Richard Hoff Graphite Pencil Drawings

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

September

4  Lunchtime Concert

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

4  First Fridays

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

4-6  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

6  Art Exhibit: Richard Hoff Graphite Pencil Drawings

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

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

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

11  Lunchtime Concert

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

11-13  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

12  Pictures at an Exhibition Reception

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

13  Art Exhibit: Richard Hoff Graphite Pencil Drawings

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

13  Guided Tour of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

13  Edwin and John Wiles Booth: A House Divided

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

16  Mix and Mingle Networking

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

17  Girls Night Out

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

18  Lunchtime Concert

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

18-20  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

19  Liriodendron Wedding Expo

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

19  Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group

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

20  Bel Air Festival For The Arts

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

20  Market on Main

Office Street, Bel Air. 11am-3pm. The Bel Air Downtown Alliance Market on Main bring crafters, artisans, up-cycled goods, painted furniture and much more and a unique collection of skilled artists downtown for your shopping pleasure. www.downtownbelair.com • 443.823.1797

20  Art Exhibit: Richard Hoff Graphite Pencil Drawings

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

24  Historical Society 2015 Annual Dinner

Speaker to be announced. Call for details. 410.838.7691

25  Lunchtime Concert

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

25-27  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

26  Antique & Collectibles Appraisal Fair

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

26  4th Saturday Open House

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

26  10th Annual Harford County Wine Festival

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

27  Art Exhibit: Richard Hoff Graphite Pencil Drawings

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

27  Ben Franklin Speaks

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

27  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

28  14th Annual Golf Classic

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

28  Harford County Commission For Women

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

October

1  Rocking Chair Story Time

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

2  Final First Friday of 2015

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

2-4  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

4  Art Exhibit: Jonathan West

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

8  Rocking Chair Story Time

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

8  Book Sales

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

9-10  Book Sales

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

9-11  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

11  Book Sales

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

11  Art Exhibit: Jonathan West

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

11  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

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

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

15  Rocking Chair Story Time

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

15  Girls Night Out

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

15-17  Bel Air Film Festival

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

15  Harriet’s Happiest Halloween

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

16  Harriet’s Happiest Halloween

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

16-18  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

17, 18  Harriet’s Happiest Halloween

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

18  Market on Main

Office Street, Bel Air. 11am-3pm. The Bel Air Downtown Alliance Market on Main bring crafters, artisans, up-cycled goods, painted furniture and much more and a unique collection of skilled artists downtown for your shopping pleasure. 443.823.1797 • www.downtownbelair.com

18  Art Exhibit: Jonathan West

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

21  Mix and Mingle Networking

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

22  Rocking Chair Story Time

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

23-25  Pictures at an Exhibition

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

24  4th Saturday Open House

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

24  Trick or Treating in Downtown Bel Air

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

25  Art Exhibit: Jonathan West

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

25  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

26  Harford County Commission For Women

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

29  Rocking Chair Story Time: Not So Spooky

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

30, 31  Illumination

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

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

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

November

1  Illumination

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

1  Art Exhibit: Jonathan West

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

6  Peter Rabbit Tales

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

6-8  Illumination

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

7  Archer Lecture & Tea

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

8  Art Exhibit: Colorful Photographic Art by Debbi Granruth

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

8  Guided Tours of the Historic Tudor Hall

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

13-15  Illumination

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

14  Illumination Reception

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

14  9th Annual Family Comedy Magic Show

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

15  Art Exhibit: Colorful Photographic Art by Debbi Granruth

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

19  Girls Night Out

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

20-22  Illumination

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

21  Christmas Bazaar & Cookie Walk

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

22  Art Exhibit: Colorful Photographic Art by Debbi Granruth

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

27  Black Friday’s Better in Downtown Bel Air

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

27  CCA “Wine” Down Social

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

27-29  Illumination

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

28  4th Saturday Open House

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

28  Small Business Saturday in Downtown Bel Air

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

28-29  CCA Festival of Trees

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

29  Art Exhibit: Colorful Photographic Art by Debbi Granruth

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

December

3  Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Happy Hour

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

4  The Nutcracker

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

4-6  Illumination

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

5  Authors & Artists Holiday Gift Sale

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

5-6   Holiday Open House

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

5-6  The Nutcracker

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

6  Art Exhibit: Colorful Photographic Art by Debbi Granruth

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

6  Christmas Open House

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

6  Bel Air Christmas Celebration

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

11  Holiday Movie Night

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

11-13  Illumination

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

12  Clifford the Big Red Dog™ - Live!

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

13  Bel Air Community Band Concert

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

17  Girls Night Out

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

18-20  Illumination

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

20  Merry Tuba Christmas

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