Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Aug. 7-9)

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Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Havre de Grace Seafood Festival Friday through Sunday, First Fridays in downtown Bel Air and Havre de Grace and the Deer Creek Coffeehouse Season Opener at Grace Episcopal Parish House in Darlington on Sunday.

Friday, Aug. 7

Havre de Grace celebrates National Lighthouse Day, Aug. 7

Havre de Grace celebrates National Lighthouse Day, Aug. 7 with the city’s lighthouse and lighthouse keeper’s house open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the free celebration. Visitors can climb the lighthouse tower and enjoy live music and children’s activities. For more information call 410-939-3213 or visit www.concordpointlighthouse.org.

First Fridays in downtown Havre de Grace, Aug. 7

First Fridays returns to downtown Havre de Grace Aug. 7 with more sales, art, music, and family fun! During this monthly event visitors will enjoy extended shopping hours from 5-10 pm with lively street performers and special First Friday offers at every participating merchant! For details, visit http://www.belairnewsandviews.com/2015/04/first-fridays-returns-to-downtown-havre-de-grace-may-1.html

First Fridays in downtown Bel Air, Aug. 7

Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s First Fridays features local live music, beer and wine garden, food and more. First Fridays features a new local band each month (total of 6) and the admission is always free! This year it will take place at the Main Street Lot, commonly referred to as the Main Street Tower Lot located at 29 S. Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014. The First Friday on Aug. 7  will be featuring: Local music from Route 66. The event is sponsored by Northeast Beverage.

Havre de Grace Seafood Festival, Aug. 7-9

The Havre de Grace Seafood Festival is 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 7, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 8 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 9 The festival includes a concert by Ronnie Milsap Friday night at Tydings Park. For tickets, visit http://seafoodfestival.ticketleap.com/ronniemilsap/. The festival features more than 32 vendors serving more than 180 different foods with an abundance of seafood delicacies; 120 Arts & Craft and Commercial Vendors featuring locally made products; A Charity Raffle with a great prize; Over 50 Hours of live entertainment; Classic Car Show; Silent Auction with interesting items; A historic City located where the Chesapeake Bay begins; Our wooden promenade on the waterfront; Decoy Museum; Maritime Museum; The Concord Point Lighthouse; Local storefronts to browse. For details, visit http://www.hdgseafoodfestival.org/Index.htm

 

Saturday, Aug. 8

Bel Air Farmer’s Market, Aug. 8

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.

Havre Grace Farmer’s Market at Hutchins Park, Aug. 8

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: http://bit.ly/1D1eqkR

 

Sunday, Aug. 9

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 (www.terrygonda.com) suggested donation at the door.

Tudor Hall tours, Aug. 9

Take a guided tour of the Historic Tudor Hall Aug. 9. 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 SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com. For other tour dates go to http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com

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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 www.stmargaret.org.

“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 www.active.com (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 SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com. For other tour dates go to http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com

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

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 trilobite929@comcast.net 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 www.artinharford.org 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 http://bit.ly/1D5V4Ab.

More events listings can be found at …

http://harfordmd.com/events.php

http://www.hdgtourism.com/calendar.php

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/