Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Oct. 8-11)

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Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include Hawks Hill Creamery’s annual Pumpkin Fest on Saturday and Sunday, the Harford Artists Association Family Arts Festival on Saturday and Tudor Hall tours on Sunday.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Edgewood Farmers Market, Oct. 1

Edgewood Farmers Market Intersection of Edgewood Road (SR 755) & Old Edgewood Road, Edgewood MD 21040 Thursdays: 3pm – 6pm, 14-May-15 to 15-Oct-15 David Mullenix: 301-652-2291 davemullenix@yahoo.com http://www.harfordfarms.com/

International Plein Air Painting Festival, Oct. 7-10

The International Plein Air Painting Festival offers local and international artists a chance to paint outdoors during this 5-day event open to amateurs and professionals age 18 and older. Prizes will be awarded and artwork will be for sale at an exhibition from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at Rockfield Manor, 501 Churchville Road in Bel Air. For details, visit http://www.harfordcfa.org/plein-air-art-festival.html

 

Friday, Oct. 9

Havre de Grace Haunted History Ghost Tours, Oct. 9 & 10

Is Havre de Grace Haunted? Take a Haunted History Ghost Tour and find out! A significant factor in Havre de Grace tours is that the history and murder stories are TRUE stories documented either by newspaper or local historians. And the ghost stories are first-hand accounts told to Main Street from the people who experienced them. The tours are scheduled for 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm and last about 1½ hours. Private tours can be scheduled for groups of at least 10 or more throughout the year by calling (410)939-1811. One week’s notice is required to schedule the tour. At each point of interest or historic house, the guide will stop and tell a related story of hauntings or bizarre occurrences which happened on that property either in the past or is still happening today. Tours are given every Friday and Saturday night beginning September 25th and ending November 7th. Please note that the tours may not be appropriate for children of 8 years and younger. Tickets are $14 each and $10 each for groups of 10 or more. Tours will start at Bahoukas, 408 N. Union Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD 21078,  (410)942-1290. ***Reservations are encouraged, walk-up reservations will be taken on space availability*** Reservations confirmed through the Main Street office during business hours,Monday-Friday 11-4. After hours or on weekends, contact Bahoukas. Questions and reservations can be made by emailing admin@mainstreethdg.com or by calling the Mains Street office at (410)939-1811.

 

Saturday, Oct. 10

Bel Air Farmer’s Market, Oct. 10

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, Oct. 10

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

Hawks Hill Creamery’s annual Pumpkin Fest, Saturdays & Sundays Oct. 3 – 31

Hawks Hill Creamery’s annual Pumpkin Fest opens Oct. 3 and continues from 11 to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday’s through Oct. 31. We are also open when schools are closed and Columbus Day from noon to 5. No admission fee! Pick your own pumpkins, hay ride, make a scarecrow, face painting, pumpkin painting, easy corn maze, game area, visit our farm animals, ice cream and food. Also NEW this year, craft beer sales from our own Falling Branch Brewery! Hawks Hill Creamery is at 805 Highland Road in Street. For details, visit http://www.hawkshillcreamery.com/.

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.

 

Sunday, Oct. 11

Tudor Hall tours, Oct. 11

Tudor Hall, Harford County’s historic Booth family home and childhood home of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth is open for tours Oct. 11 at 1:00 and 2:00 pm. $5.00 for those age 13 and older. For more information call 443-619-0008 orSpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com. You can also visit the Spirits of Tudor Hall blog at http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SpiritsofTudorHall

 

Coming next . . .

Highlands School 13th Annual Golf Tournament, Oct. 12

The Highlands School 13th Annual Golf Tournament is coming up 9:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Maryland Golf & Country Club, 1335 East Macphail Road, Bel Air. Enjoy a day of golf or tennis, then kick off your evening with a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by dinner, awards ceremony, and live auction.  Proceeds benefit The Highlands School. Cost is $325.00/person; sponsorships are available. For details, contact Sue Bane, Development Manager, sbane@highlandsschool.net, 410-836-1415.

Fall themed story hour at St. John’s, Oct. 13

The Learning Cottage Preschool invites children ages 2-4 to a fall themed story hour on October 13, 2015 from 10-11 a.m.! Our preschool teachers will read books to the children and lead them in a craft. Please reserve your spot by October 11: http://bit.ly/FallforSJE2015. Saint John the Evangelist Catholic School, 13311 Long Green Pike, Hydes, MD 21082, 410-592-9585, www.stjohnhydes.org, www.facebook.com/stjohnschoollgv.

Harford Day School Open House, Oct. 15

Harford Day School is hosting an Open House 9 a.m. To noon Oct. 15 at the school at 715 Moores Mill Road in Bel Air. Harford Day School, founded in 1957, is a co-ed, independent K3 through 8th Grade school located in Bel Air, Maryland. See our program in action at our Fall Open House for Prospective Families.

C. Milton Wright High School Band’s 1st Annual Classic Car Show, Oct. 17

C. Milton Wright High School Band’s 1st Annual Classic Car Show will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 9am-1pm, location Bel Air Maryland, with a rain date of Saturday, October 24, 2015. This event will encompass Classic Cars; Best in Show, People’s Choice Awards, Door Prizes, and Raffles, Great Food, Entertainment, an event for the whole family. Money raised from this year’s event will go directly to supporting the C. Milton Wright Band non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. We only have space for 150 vehicles, make sure you pre-register to save your space: $15 Vehicle Pre -Registration BEFORE October 3rd, $20 Vehicle Registration Day of Event (space available, cash only) Non-refundable as this is a fundraiser event FREE Admission for Spectators! Any questions, please emailcmwbpo@gmail.com<mailto:cmwbpo@gmail.com>.

Christ Episcopal Church pancake breakfast and Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 17

Christ Episcopal Church is hosting a pancake breakfast and Pumpkin Festival Oct. 17 at the church, 2100 Rock Spring Road. The pancake breakfast is 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the pumpkin festival is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features pumpkin chunking, scarecrow making, moon bounce, pumpkin decorating, crafts, vendors and a bake sale. A demonstration of medieval armored combat, archery, blacksmithing, weaving and dancing is scheduled by the Society for Creative Anachronism. Proceeds benefit the FCCAU Welcome One Emergency Shelter for homeless men and women in Harford County.

Harford Day School Open House, Oct. 25

Harford Day School is hosting an Open House 3 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Oct. 25 at the school at Harford Day School, 715 Moores Mill Road in Bel Air. Harford Day School, founded in 1957, is a co-ed, independent K3 through 8th Grade school located in Bel Air, Maryland. See our program in action at our Fall Open House for Prospective Families.

Tudor Hall tours, Oct. 25

Tudor Hall, Harford County’s historic Booth family home and childhood home of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth is open for tours Oct. 25 at 1:00 and 2:00 pm. $5.00 for those age 13 and older. For more information call 443-619-0008 orSpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com. You can also visit the Spirits of Tudor Hall blog at http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SpiritsofTudorHall

National Geographic Live Speaker Series at Harford Community College, Oct. 29

The National Geographic Live Speaker Series kicks off with Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice on Thursday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Amoss Center at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air. The evening features underwater photographer David Doubilet, who has spent nearly half his life in the sea and photographed more than 70 stories for National Geographic magazine, and aquatic biologist and photojournalist Jennifer Hayes, his wife and underwater partner. A reception with the speakers takes place in Darlington Hall from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Tickets to the reception and premier seating at the lecture are $40 per person. Premier seating is $30 per person; orchestra seating, $20; terrace, $15; and Harford Community College students and youth aged 17 and under, $10. For more information or to buy tickets, visit liveatharfordcc.com or call 443-412-2211.

Bel Air Drama Parents Association bingo fundraiser, Nov. 6

The Bel Air Drama Parents Association is hosting a bingo fundraiser Nov. 6 in the Bel Air High School cafeteria at 100 Heighe Street. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door. To order tickets online visit tinyurl.com/BADCbingohttp://bit.ly/1iWrXHf

Harford Day School’s 14th Annual Arts Festival, Nov. 7

Harford Day School’s 14th Annual Arts Festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at the school, 715 Moores Mill Road in Bel Air. For thirteen years Harford Day’s Arts Festival has attracted hundreds of visitors each year. Over 50 artists from many states exhibit at the juried show. Admission is free.

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/