Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (July 24-26)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include a showing of “Big Hero 6” at the outdoor movie night in Shamrock park on Friday, tours of historic Tudor Hall and the Ladew summer concert series on Sunday.

Friday, July 24

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.

Saturday, July 25

Bel Air Farmer’s Market, July 25

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 25

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:

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.

Sunday, July 26

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

Ladew summer concert series features Strait Shooter, July 26

The “Groovin’ in the Grass” summer concerts at Ladew Topiary Gardens continues July 26 with Strait Shooter. Strait Shooter is a high-energy rock and party band band formed by members of several popular local bands who continue to gain momentum while establishing themselves as one. 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

Free concert by the Maryland Defense Force Band at Shamrock Park, July 26

The Maryland Defense Force Band is to perform a free public concert “Come Fly With Me! Music commemorating a century of flight” for the Bel Air Summer Concert Series.  Concert takes place at 7 pm at the Humbert Amphitheater at Shamrock Park, located at N. Hickory Ave. & Lee St. in Bel Air, MD. Come out with blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner and enjoy some great music with the whole family on a beautiful summer evening. Rain location is Bel Air High School Auditorium.

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 28th Annual Harford County Farm Fair, July 30-Aug. 2

The 28th Annual Harford County Farm Fair opens July 30 and continues through Aug. 2 at the Harford County Equestrian Center, 608 N Tollgate Rd, Bel Air. Hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 1 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 2. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-11 and free for children age 4 and under. Admission is $5 for those with military ID. On opening day only, seniors age 60 and over are $5. The fair includes carnival rides, a Kidway, racing pigs and climbing goats. An Antique Tractor Pull starts at 5:30 p.m. July 30. The Lucas Oil Truck and Tractor Pulls are 7 p.m. on both July 31 and Aug. 1. The rodeo returns 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 2.  For full details, visit

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.

Car Show to benefit Luna’s House, Aug. 15

Car Show 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. August 15, 2015 at Maryland Sports Arena (parking lot), 2723 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood. Open to all makes and models! All proceeds benefit the animals of Luna’s House. Admission: Free to Spectators/$10 tax-deductible donation for entries. Raindate: Sunday, August 16, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For more information: 410-456-2227 or 410-937-6866.

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.

Harford County’s Center for the Arts annual “Dancing for the Arts” Gala, Nov. 21

Sixteen ordinary Harford County residents, including two high school students, will be transformed into graceful ballroom dancers as they compete in Harford County’s Center for the Arts annual “Dancing for the Arts” Gala.  The gala takes place Saturday, November 21 from 6:30-11:30 p.m. at the Maryland Golf and Country Club, with all proceeds benefitting the non-profit organization that is working to build a home for the arts in Harford County. For the first time, Center for the Arts will also present a matinee performance on Saturday, November 21 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in addition to the preview that is also open to the public, on Friday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. For details, visit

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