Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Aug. 14-16)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the MD State BBQ Bash in downtown Bel Air on Friday and Saturday, the rescheduled Havre de Grace Independence Day fireworks display on Friday and the Havre de Grace Art Show Friday through Sunday.

Friday, Aug. 14

Havre de Grace fireworks, Aug. 14

The City of Havre de Grace is scheduled to present its rescheduled Independence Day fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 14. The annual Independence Day celebration fireworks, originally scheduled for July 5, were postponed due to wet conditions. The rescheduled display will be held during the city’s Art Show which continues through Aug. 16. Fireworks viewers are asked to watch the show along the shoreline outside of Tydings Park, where the art show will be held.

MD State BBQ Bash, Aug. 14 & 15

The MD State BBQ Bash comes to downtown Bel Air this weekend. Hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 14 and noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 15. The event features live music performances, the Maryland State BBQ Championship, crafters, vendors, children’s entertainment and a beer and wine garden. Performers on Aug. 14 include Jake & the Burtones from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Walk-Ins Welcome from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and The Cadillac Three from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Aug. 15 it’s Muddy Creek Railroad from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Liz Cooper & the Stampede from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ad Jr. Cline & the Recliners from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. For details, visit

Havre de Grace Art Show, Aug. 14-16

The Havre de Grace Art Show comes to Tydings Park 5 p.m. to 9 p.m Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 15 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 16. The juried show features artist and craftsmen from throughout the country and includes live entertainment and speciality food. All proceeds benefit academic and art scholarships, local schools and community service projects. For details, visit

Art exhibit at Harford Artists Gallery, Aug. 14

Mountain to Seashore exhibit at 10 a.m. Aug. 14 at Harford Artists Gallery, 503 E. Churchville Road in Bel Air. Exhibit continues through Aug. 30. For details, visit

Saturday, Aug. 15

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.

Multi family yard sale in Major’s Choice, Aug. 15

Multi family yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 15 on Major’s Choice Drive in Bel Air.

Sunday, Aug. 16

Free summer concert, Aug. 16

Bottle of Blues to perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at Shamrock Park in Bel Air. Rain location is Bel Air High School auditorium at 100 Heighe St. For details, call 410-803-9784

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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.

Tudor Hall tours, Aug. 23

Take a guided tour of the Historic Tudor Hall Aug. 23. 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

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.

St. Mary’s Rummage Sale, Sept. 11 & 12

St. Mary’s Church is having a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12 at the church on St. Mary’s Church Road in Abingdon. Clothing, shoes, electronics, toys, pots and pans, kitchen items, collectables, tools, Holiday and home décor, books, records, tapes, CDs, DVDs, appliances, jewelry, furniture, bedding, linens, sewing and knitting materials, pictures, lamps, gardening supplies, lawn care tools, patio furniture, crafting materials.

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,

6th annual Dominator 5/10K Walk and Run to benefit childhood cancer research, Sept. 13

The 6th annual Dominator 5/10K Walk and Run to benefit childhood cancer research is coming up Sept. 13. The event is held in honor of Dominic Manuel Osorio, a local boy who lost his battle with cancer. The race benefits the D.O. Believe Foundation started in his memory to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research. The 5K starts at 8:05 a.m. and the 10K starts at 9:05 a.m. at Blue Dot, 125 Industry Lane in Forest Hill. For the 5K, cost is $20 for early-bird registration before June 30 and $25 if you pre-register before Sept. 10. Cost on race day is $30. For the 10K, cost is $25 for early bird registration, $30 if you pre-register and $35 on race day. For more details or to register,

AAUW Hosts National Archivist, Sept. 21

The Harford County Branch of the American Association of University Women invite you to their fall meeting on Monday, September 21. A free light supper will be served in Room 132 of Edgewood Hall at HCC from 4 – 6 PM.

The speaker, Suzanne Gould, is AAUW’s national archivist and records manager. She will share some highlights of AAUW’s amazing history and the impact AAUW has had on advancing educational opportunities for women.

Contact Carol Mueller at to RSVP.

Harford Artists Association Family Arts Festival, Oct. 10

The Harford Artists Association is hosting its 2nd annual Family Arts Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 on the Harford Artists Gallery grounds at 503 E. Churchville Road. The free event is to include art projects for all ages including button bracelets, zentangle influenced art, watercolors, mural painting and an interactive color station. For details, visit or call 410-420-9499.

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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