Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include First Fridays events in Bel Air and Havre de Grace and Independence Day celebrations in Bel Air, Kingsville and Edgewood on Saturday. Havre de Grace’s Independence Day parade and fireworks are on Sunday.
Wednesday, July 1
Havre de Grace carnival July 1-5
The Havre de Grace Independence Day celebrations kick off July 1 with the opening of the carnival in Tydings Park at the South end of Union Avenue. Hours are Wed-Fri: 6 pm – 10:30 pm and Sat-Sun: 4 pm – 10:30 pm. For details, visit http://www.havredegracejuly4.org/.
Friday, July 3
First Fridays in downtown Bel Air, July 3
First Fridays in downtown Bel Air starts at 5 p.m. July 3 in the Main Street parking lot at 29 S. Main St. Local music from the Remains of Radio sponsored by Thompson Toyota Scion. Pit beef from The Tower, Downtown Bel Air. Face painting by Bambini Family Entertainment, Inc. Kona Ice of Bel Air, MD All tips collected will benefit MA & PA Heritage Trail, Inc. Event is weather permitting. In the case of bad weather, the event will be moved indoor to MaGerk’s BelAir.
First Friday’s Havre de Grace, July 3
First Fridays in downtown Havre de Grace features special events, and musicians and stores open late with Washington, St. John and Franklin streets closed to traffic, and market stalls lining the street from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 3.
Saturday, July 4
Bel Air Farmer’s Market, July 4
The Bel Air Farmer’s Market is open for the season from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday through Nov. 21 at 2 S. Bond St. in Bel Air. For details, visit http://www.belairfarmersmarket.com/SaturdayFarmersMarket.html.
Bel Air’s Independence Day celebration, July 4
Bel Air’s Independence Day celebration starts at 6:45 a.m. with a flag-raising ceremony at Bel Air High School followed by a pancake breakfast there and activities at Shamrock and Rockfield parks. The parade starts at 6 p.m. on Main Street and fireworks are to launch for Rockfield Park at approximately 9:30 p.m. For complete details, visit http://www.belairjuly4.org/.
Kingsville parade, July 4
Joppatowne-Edgewood Parade and Concert, July 4
Sunday, July 5
Ladew summer concert series features Mutual Fun Band, July 5
The “Groovin’ in the Grass” summer concerts at Ladew Topiary Gardens continues July 5 with the Mutual Fun Band. This versatile 6-piece group plays a variety of hits from the last 50 years from classic oldies to current top 40, Motown to disco, classic rock to country. Tickets are Members $7, Adults $15, Seniors (62+) and students $13. Children ages 12 and younger are $5. The concerts are in the Great Bowl from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike in Monkton. For more information, call (410) 557-9466 or visit http://www.ladewgardens.com/EVENTCALENDAR/SummerConcertSeries.aspx.
Bel Air Community Band Jazz Ensemble free concert at Shamrock Park, July 5
Bel Air Community Band Jazz Ensemble performs a free concert at 7 p.m. July 5 at Shamrock Park at North Hickory Ave. and Lee Way.
Havre de Grace’s Independence Day celebration, July 5
Havre de Grace’s Independence Day celebration starts with the carnival, which runs July 1 through 5. For details, visit http://www.havredegracejuly4.org/. Havre de Grace’s parade is 2 p.m. July 5. It begins at Union Avenue and Warren Street and continues the length of Union Avenue to Tydings Park. Fireworks are to start at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday at Tydings Park. Visit http://www.havredegracejuly4.org/ for full details.
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Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series, July 7
The Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series features Amy Kehrer, L.P.N., a Doterra Consultant, discussing “Essential Oil Therapy for Health” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 7 at 1415 St. Francis Rd., Bel Air. To RSVP, call 410-420-6700.
Premier Chiropractic offers chiropractic services at the EPICENTER at Edgewood, July 10
Premier Chiropractic owner Dr. Evan R. Christman has teamed up with Pastor Luke Erickson and David Woods the Executive Director of the EPICENTER at Edgewood to offer free chiropractic services at the EPICENTER at Edgewood on the second Friday of each month during the center’s food giveaway. Here are the details: http://ow.ly/MPpCk
Harford Community College’s Sizzling Summer Movie Series features “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” July 10
Harford Community College presents its Sizzling Summer Movie Series on Friday afternoons this summer at the HCC Chesapeake Theater. “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is scheduled for 1 p.m. July 10. Come at 12:15 p.m. to explore a fire truck with the Bel Air Fire Department. Tickets are $5 for all movies. An ice cream treat after the movie is included in the ticket price. For more information, visit tickets.harford.edu or call 443-412-2211. Harford Community College is at 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air.
John Carroll High School’s Summer Vintage Market, July 11
Please join us on July 11th, 2015 for The Summer Vintage Market from 9am to 2pm. This is an open-air market, featuring vendors with furniture, jewelry, housewares, clothing, photography, soaps, pottery, materials, accessories, art work, paper goods, or body care products. The Vintage Market is a great place to find reclaimed, up-cycled, refinished, repurposed, antique, vintage, handmade, shabby chic, painted items. You won’t want to miss it! John Carroll High School is at 703 Churchville Road in Bel Air.
Havre Grace Farmer’s Market at Hutchins Park, July 11
The Havre Grace Farmer’s Market has moved to a new location new location in Hutchins Park at the foot of Congress Avenue. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. July 11. The market features flowers, pork, chicken, vegetables, eggs, honey, baked goods, oils, natural soap, and breakfast sandwiches and is open every Saturday through October, 9 a.m. to noon. Here are the details: http://bit.ly/1D1eqkR
Community Yard Sale in Fallston Valley Farms neighborhood, July 11
Community Yard Sale in Fallston Valley Farms neighborhood
Saturday, July 11 from 8am to 1pm
(If it rains- yard sale will be held Sunday 7/12)
1911 Coachman Court, Fallston, Md 21047
(From Carrs Mill Rd. Take Ryan Road to Fallston Valley Drive)
*designer men’s/ladies/children’s clothing – Vineyard Vines- Ann Taylor-Gymboree- Carter’s, shoes- Uggs, toys, home goods, tools, etc.*
Steppingstone Farm Museum’s Summer Fun Day w/Lawnmower Races & Classy Car & Cycle Show with Antique Tractors, July 12
Steppingstone Farm Museum’s Summer Fun Day w/Lawnmower Races & Classy Car & Cycle Show with Antique Tractors is 11am to 4pm July 12. Admission $10.00 for adults, children 12 & under and members free. This event will feature all things wheels! Enjoy a great family fun day with music; lawnmower racing; a car and motorcycle show; ice cream eating contest; face painting; kids crafts and games; food; and museum displays. Fun for the whole family! Collectors/ Restorers- plan to bring your classy car or cycle or antique tractor for the show! Kids- Bring your bike or skates for the bike parade, come decorated or visit our decorating station to get ready for the parade! Dance to the Oldies or enjoy an old fashioned soda at “The Hop” soda fountain! 461 Quaker Bottom Road, Havre De Grace, 21078 call 443 655 7790 with questions.
Oak Grove Baptist Church Vacation Bible School, July 13 to 17
Oak Grove Baptist Church Vacation Bible School – 2106 Churchville Road, Bel Air – July 13 to 17 from 9 am to 12:15 pm daily. Age 3 (by 9/1/14 through fifth grade completed). FREE! Registration and info can be found at www.oakgrovebaptist.com/vbs. Classes are filling fast!
Harford Community College’s Sizzling Summer Movie Series features “Monsters University,” July 17
Harford Community College presents its Sizzling Summer Movie Series on Friday afternoons this summer at the HCC Chesapeake Theater. “Monsters University” is to be shown at 1 p.m. July 17. Come at 12:15 p.m. to meet a monster friend. Tickets are $5 for all movies. An ice cream treat after the movie is included in the ticket price. For more information, visit tickets.harford.edu or call 443-412-2211. Harford Community College is at 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air.
Culture Camp Comes to Harford County, July 20-24
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County, located in Churchville, is sponsoring a camp for children entering kindergarten through 5th grade from July 20th to July 24th. The students will learn how children live in other countries, the games they play, the songs they sing, the food they eat and the languages they speak. The fun will be from 9 am – noon each day. Cost is $75 for the first child in a family and $65 for each additional child. For more information or to register contact Stephanie Kalka at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 410-734-7122.
Astronomy Open House, July 25
Astronomy Open House 8:30 PM July 25 at the Harford County Observatory. Free observing and educational programs. Park at Harford Technical High School; handicapped parking available at Observatory. Info: www.harfordastro.org.
Oak Grove Baptist Church “All About Kids” Performing Arts Camp, July 26 to 31
Oak Grove Baptist Church “All About Kids” Performing Arts Camp – 2106 Churchville Road, Bel Air – July 26 to 31. For kids who have completed grades 1-7. Registration and info can be found at www.oakgrovebaptist.com/aak.
St. Mary’s Peach Festival, Aug. 1
This year will mark the 11th anniversary for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church’s Annual Peach Festival. This year’s Festival will be held on August 1, 2015 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M The Festival will include a huge bake table, fresh sliced peaches, Country Fair Games, tot lot, church tours, a raffles, food (pit beef, hot dogs, chips, Broom’s Bloom ice cream, and sodas), and much more. Proceeds from this year’s Peach Festival will help fund the continuing restoration efforts for our beautiful historic church. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is at 1 St. Mary’s Church Road, Abingdon, 21009. For more information, call 443 655 7790.
Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series, Sept. 8
The Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series features Courtney Brust, Esquire of Shaffer, McLauclin & Stover Attorneys at Law discussing “Are Your Papers in Order?” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Music 4 Vets Classic at Ruggles Golf Course, Sept. 12
Music 4 Vets Classic is coming up Sept. 12 at Ruggles Golf Course, 5600 Maryland Blvd, Aberdeen. Format is four-person scramble with “strings” attached. $95 Single/ $380 Foursome (until July 15 then price increases). Includes golf, cart, snacks, door prizes, dinner and concert. 12:30 PM Registration, 1:30 PM shotgun start, 6:00 PM Dinner and Concert featuring The Alternate Routes. Car prize for hole-in-one. Dinner/Concert tickets available for non-golfers for $25. To register, https://music4vetsgolf2015.eventbrite.com.To sponsor, http://music4vets.tumblr.com/GolfClassic
Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series, Nov. 10
The Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series features John Wardell of Chesapeake Benefits Group discussing “Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
More events listings can be found at …
For events at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, visit http://www.otterpointcreek.org/events/http://www.edenmill.org/Programs.html
For upcoming programs at the Harford County Public Library, visit http://hcplonline.org/