Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (July 17-19)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include a showing of “Monsters University” as part of Harford Community College’s Sizzling Summer Movie Series Friday, the 19th Annual Blueberry Festival and Live Auction at Deer Creek Friends Meeting in Darlington on Saturday and a performance by the Upper Chesapeake Chorus at Shamrock Park on Sunday.

Friday, July 17

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 scheduled for 1 p.m. July 17. Come at 12:15 p.m. and 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 or call 443-412-2211. Harford Community College is at 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air.

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 Classes are filling fast!


Saturday, July 18

Bel Air Farmer’s Market, July 18

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

Havre Grace Farmer’s Market at Hutchins Park, July 18

The Havre Grace Farmer’s Market has moved to a new location new location in Hutchins Park at the foot of Congress Avenue. 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:

19th Annual Blueberry Festival and Live Auction, July 18

The 19th Annual Blueberry Festival and Live Auction is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 18 at Deer Creek Friends Meeting (Quakers), 1212 Main Street, Darlington. Bring a lawn chair and sit awhile! Homemade blueberry pies, baked goods, and fresh berries.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks. Fresh blueberry desserts with ice cream under the trees.  Activities for the children. 11am – Live auction of framed and unframed art, vintage household items, toys.  furniture,  antiques, collectibles and memorabilia. Heartwood Nursery Native Plants ,White Elephant and Used Book Sales. Visit our Auction on Facebook! Contact 410-457-9188 for more information.

Sunday, July 19

Ladew summer concert series features Fake Flowers Real Dirt, July 19

The “Groovin’ in the Grass” summer concerts at Ladew Topiary Gardens continues July 19 with Fake Flowers Real Dirt. Fake Flowers Real Dirt combines old school funk & hip hop with a contemporary sound using driving bass lines, thick keyboard patches and funky horn stabs. For details visit 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

Upper Chesapeake Chorus concert at Shamrock Park, July 19

The Upper Chesapeake Chorus performs at 7 p.m. July 19 at Shamrock Park at North Hickory Avenue and Lee Way in Bel Air. Rain location is the Bel Air High School auditorium at 100 Heighe St. For details, call 410-803-9784.


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Outdoor movie night in Shamrock Park presents “Big Hero 6,” July 24

Bel Air Downtown Alliance hosts its outdoor movie night July 24 at Shamrock Park. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with pre-movie entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. The movie, “Big Hero 6 ” begins at dusk. The movie is sponsored by sponsored by Kinda Jerky Really Nutty. Entertainment provided by Extreme Family Entertainment.

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 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.

Yard sale on Bowen Way in Forest Hill, July 25

Yard sale starting at 8 a.m. July 25 at  1908 Bowen Way in Forest Hill.

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

Guided Tour of the Historic Tudor Hall, July 26

Take a guided tour of the Historic Tudor Hall. Tour the grounds and first floor of historic Tudor Hall, home of Maryland’s famous family of Shakespearean actors including Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. Tours at 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM and lasts 45 minutes for each tour. Located at 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, MD 21015. $5.00 cash for those age 13 and older for each tour. For more info call 443-619-0008 or email us at For other tour dates go to

Longaberger Basket Bingo to Support the Dublin Country Fair, July 31

Longaberger Basket Bingo to Support the Dublin Country Fair (see Dublin Country Fair Facebook Page) July 31, 2015, doors open at 6pm at 2600 Castleton Road (DVFC), Darlington. Advance tickets $15 call 410-937-2856 or 443-307-6919, $18 at the door

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.

Deer Creek Coffeehouse Season Opener, Aug. 9

Deer Creek Coffeehouse Season Opener (see Deer Creek Coffeehouse Facebook Page) August 9, 2015 at 6:30pm at 1022 Main Street in Darlington, Grace Episcopal Parish House.     Terry Gonda ( suggested donation at the door

Vera Bradley Bingo at Saint Margaret Parish Hall, Aug. 21

Vera Bradley Bingo sponsored by Saint Margaret Parish Youth Ministry Friday, August 21 at Saint Margaret Parish Hall, 141 N. Hickory Ave. Bel Air. Starts at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm). Cost is $15 or $20 at the door. Order tickets at

“The Hardest 5k in Harford County, ” Aug. 22

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County is hosting what’s being called “The Hardest 5k in Harford County”  as part of its 25th Anniversary year and ongoing fundraiser to support its programs for youth. The 2015 Camp Hidden Valley 5K is a challenging course that includes some pavement, but mostly trails, with many segments highly technical with significant uphill and downhill sections. The technical difficulties of the trail run are offset by the beautiful scenic view along Deer Creek in White Hall. In addition to the 5k, participants can choose a 1 mile walk run followed by a fun-filled day Camp Hidden Valley with music, awards, and door prizes. The low $25 registration fee ($30 after July 25) includes breakfast after the race, post-race refreshments, and a technical t-shirt.  Also included are laser engraved custom awards for the following winners: First three M/F Overall, Top Masters M/F, First Three M/F in the following age groups: 12 and Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+. Register online at (Hidden Valley) and be sure to register before August 1st to be guaranteed a shirt. Contact race directors about discounted rates for high school teams or track clubs. Race directors Scott Kothenbeutel 443-619-9701 or Susan Kemen 410-688-5677. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary all year long. For more information on how you can get involved, contact the Clubs at 410-272-0010.

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, sponsor,

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.

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