Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (July 14-17)

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Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the 19th Annual Blueberry Festival in Darlington and the Harford Artists Gallery “Apples and Oranges” Art Show and Sale reception both on Saturday and The John Carroll Summer Community Theatre presentation of “The Sound of Music” Friday through Sunday.

Thursday, July 14

Harford County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge for children continues through August 20

“On Your Mark, Get Set…Read” is the theme of Harford County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge for children and incorporates physical fitness with reading. The program runs from June 20-August 20 and is geared for children from birth to high school to encourage continued learning that inspires a lifetime love of reading. Studies show that children who participate in public library summer reading programs score higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the new school year, experience less summer reading loss and begin the school year with more confidence. For details, visit http://bit.ly/22w3edw

Harford Artists Gallery presents “Apples and Oranges” Art Show and Sale continues through Aug. 28 with reception on July 16

The Harford Artists Gallery presents “Apples and Oranges” Art Show and Sale is July 1 through Aug. 28. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. To schedule a group appointment, call Nancy Lloyd at 410-420-9499. A reception is scheduled 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 16. The gallery is in the yellow cottage at Rockfield Manor, 503 East Churchville Road in Bel Air. For details, visit www.artinharford.org.

Friday, July 15

Half-Off Fridays! at the Lutheran Mission Society Hickory Compassion Center, July 15

Visit us at the Lutheran Mission Society Hickory Compassion Center for “Half-Off Fridays!” Our gently-used items (clothing, housewares, furnishings, etc.) are 50% off all day. (Some exclusions apply.) Everyone is welcome. The center is located at 2500 Conowingo Road, Hickory (Bel Air), MD 21015. Funds raised help support the LMS ministries. Go to www.LutheranMIssionSociety.org for more information. Folks in need of help can come to the Hickory Compassion Center on Saturdays at 10:15 AM for a bag of groceries and some clothing for the family. Supplies are limited – first come, first served. Call 410-974-9296 for more information.

Car cruise-in at Lowe’s in Abingdon, July 15

Car cruise-in 5 p.m. July 1 at Lowe’s, 414 Constant Friendship Blvd., Abingdon. The event is free. For details, call 410-627-0027.

Hays-Heighe House open house, July 15

The Hays-Heighe House will host a free open house at 10 a.m. July 1 at Harford Community College, 410 Thomas Road in Bel Air. For details call 443-412-2539.

John Carroll Summer Community Theatre presents “The Sound of Music” July 15-17

The John Carroll Summer Community Theatre presents “The Sound of Music” July 15-17 at The John Carroll School, 703 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. Featuring Tyler Daniel of WXCY as Capt. Von Trapp and Julie Parrish as Maria, this classic Rogers and Hammerstein tuneful, heartwarming story, is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world’s best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Showtimes are 7 p.m. July 15 & 16 and 2 p.m. July 17. Tickets are $18.75. To purchase, visit https://johncarroll.org/soundofmusic

Saturday, July 16

Bel Air Farmer’s Market, July 16

The Bel Air Farmer’s Market is held 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday through Nov. 19 in the parking lot of the Mary Risteau Courthouse off of Thomas Street and S. Bond Street. For details, visit http://www.belairfarmersmarket.com

Christmas in July art and craft show, July 16

The Christmas in July art and craft show to benefit the Havre de Grace American Legion Auxiliary starts at 9 a.m. July 16 at the Joseph L. Davis Post 47 – American Legion, 501 St. John St., Havre de Grace.

Blueberry Festival, July 16

The Deer Creek Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) of Darlington hosts the 19th Annual Blueberry Festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 16 at 1212 Main Street in Darlington. Homemade blueberry pies, baked goods, ice cream and blueberries are featured along with an 11 a.m. live auction of furniture, art and china.

Sunday, July 17

What’s Next perform at Ladew Topiary Gardens Summer Concert Series, July 17

What’s Next perform in the “Groovin’ in the Grass” summer concerts at Ladew Topiary Gardens July 17. Summer concerts are held in the Great Bowl from 6 – 8 pm.  Tickets are available at the door.  Admission includes the gardens: Ladew Members $7, Adults $15, Seniors (62+) and Students $13, Children (12 & under) $5, Children under 2 are Free. (Sorry, green guest passes are not valid for concerts.) Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome, but please no pets, alcohol or athletic equipment. Food and refreshments, including alcoholic beverages, are available for purchase. Ladew Topiary Gardens is at 3535 Jarrettsville Pike in Monkton. For more information, call (410) 557-9466 or visit http://www.ladewgardens.com/EVENTCALENDAR/SummerConcertSeries.aspx.

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African-American Democrats of Harford County monthly meeting, July 19

Join the African-American Democrats of Harford County for our monthly meeting! We will convene at the Boxcar Restaurant in Edgewood (2131 Old Edgewood Road) at 6:30 pm July 19 to discuss our upcoming events and various ways to get involved with AA Dems. Note: AA Dems meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

TwirlTasTix Baton and Releve Dance Pre Nationals Show, July 20

TwirlTasTix Baton and Releve Dance will perform a Pre Nationals Show open to the public on Wednesday July 20 at 7pm at First Presbyterian Church in Bel Air. For more information, visit  www.twirltastix.shutterfly.com

Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Summer Movie Nights, July 22

The Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Summer Movie Nights in Shamrock Park continue July 22 featuring “The Good Dinosaur.” The event begins at 7:15 p.m. with pre-movie entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. The movie begins at dusk.

Don’t Stop perform at Ladew Topiary Gardens Summer Concert Series, July 24

Don’t Stop perform in the “Groovin’ in the Grass” summer concerts at Ladew Topiary Gardens July 24. Summer concerts are held in the Great Bowl from 6 – 8 pm.  Tickets are available at the door.  Admission includes the gardens: Ladew Members $7, Adults $15, Seniors (62+) and Students $13, Children (12 & under) $5, Children under 2 are Free. (Sorry, green guest passes are not valid for concerts.) Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome, but please no pets, alcohol or athletic equipment. Food and refreshments, including alcoholic beverages, are available for purchase. Ladew Topiary Gardens is at 3535 Jarrettsville Pike in Monkton. For more information, call (410) 557-9466 or visit http://www.ladewgardens.com/EVENTCALENDAR/SummerConcertSeries.aspx.

LuLaPalooza Event at Monmouth Meadows Clubhouse, July 25

Bel Air News & Views’ newest sponsor is the mother-daughter team of Amanda & Maria Snyder who have brought the LuLaRoe line of comfortable and fun, brightly colored and patterned dresses, skirts and leggings to Bel Air. Visit their VIP group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/LuLaRoebyLuLu/ or meet them, and 9 more of their fellow LuLaRoe Fashion Consultants, in person at their upcoming LuLaPalooza Event, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 25 at Monmouth Meadows Clubhouse, 1810 Montrose Way in Abingdon. Amanda & Maria Snyder can be reached via e-mail at lulus.lularoe@gmail.com & are available for onsite pop-up parties and fundraisers.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County hosts Culture Camp, July 25 – 29

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County will sponsor a camp which explores a different country every day. It will be held July 25 – 29 at their church located at 2515 Churchville Rd., Churchville from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM each day. Kindergarten through 5th grade 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. Each morning will begin with a few clues and then we will reveal the day’s country. A guest speaker will join us to tell about the country. Then we will celebrate a popular holiday from that culture and make a craft. There will be story time with a book about the mystery country. We will snack on some regional food and play a game that’s popular with the children of that culture. At the end of each day, the campers will put stickers and fun facts they have learned in their “passports” which they can take home at the end of the week. The cost is $75 for the first child in a family and $65 for each additional child. For more information or to register, contact dre@uufhc.net or call 410-734-7122.

Tall in the Saddle perform at Ladew Topiary Gardens Summer Concert Series, July 31

Tall in the Saddle perform in the “Groovin’ in the Grass” summer concerts at Ladew Topiary Gardens July 31. Summer concerts are held in the Great Bowl from 6 – 8 pm.  Tickets are available at the door.  Admission includes the gardens: Ladew Members $7, Adults $15, Seniors (62+) and Students $13, Children (12 & under) $5, Children under 2 are Free. (Sorry, green guest passes are not valid for concerts.) Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome, but please no pets, alcohol or athletic equipment. Food and refreshments, including alcoholic beverages, are available for purchase. Ladew Topiary Gardens is at 3535 Jarrettsville Pike in Monkton. For more information, call (410) 557-9466 or visit http://www.ladewgardens.com/EVENTCALENDAR/SummerConcertSeries.aspx.

First Fridays in Havre de Grace, Aug. 5

Enjoy a family friendly, festive celebration on closed downtown Havre de Grace streets starting at 5 p.m. Aug. 5. Live entertainment, cafe seating, merchant specials and more! For details, visit http://www.explorehavredegrace.com/firstfridays/

Swampcandy perform at Ladew Topiary Gardens Summer Concert Series, Aug. 7

Swampcandy is to perform the end-of-season “Groovin’ in the Grass” summer concert at Ladew Topiary Gardens Aug. 7. Summer concerts are held in the Great Bowl from 6 – 8 pm.  Tickets are available at the door.  Admission includes the gardens: Ladew Members $7, Adults $15, Seniors (62+) and Students $13, Children (12 & under) $5, Children under 2 are Free. (Sorry, green guest passes are not valid for concerts.) Picnics, blankets, and chairs are welcome, but please no pets, alcohol or athletic equipment. Food and refreshments, including alcoholic beverages, are available for purchase. Ladew Topiary Gardens is at 3535 Jarrettsville Pike in Monkton. For more information, call (410) 557-9466 or visit http://www.ladewgardens.com/EVENTCALENDAR/SummerConcertSeries.aspx.

Fried Chicken Dinner at Ayres Chapel United Methodist Church, Aug. 13

Fried Chicken Dinner will be held at Ayres Chapel United Methodist Church 3046 Ayres Chapel Road White Hall, Harford County, MD on Saturday August 13 from 4 – 7 pm. Adults $12 Children 5-10 $6 Menu includes Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and gravy, Cole Slaw, Corn on the Cob, dessert and drink.
For more information 410-692-9222

African-American Democrats of Harford County monthly meeting, Aug. 16

Join the African-American Democrats of Harford County for our monthly meeting! We will convene at the Boxcar Restaurant in Edgewood (2131 Old Edgewood Road) at 6:30 pm Aug. 16 to discuss our upcoming events and various ways to get involved with AA Dems. Note: AA Dems meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Summer Movie Nights, Aug. 19

The Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Summer Movie Nights in Shamrock Park continue Aug. 19 featuring “Zootopia.” The event begins at 7:15 p.m. with pre-movie entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. The movie begins at dusk.

53rd Annual Havre de Grace Art Show, Aug. 19-21

Call For Artists! 53rd Annual Havre de Grace Art Show will be held Friday, Aug 19th from 5 – 9 pm, Saturday, Aug 20th and Sunday, August 21st from 10 am – 5 pm. In Tydings Park, Havre de Grace, Maryland overlooking the Susquehanna River and the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay. Artists and craftsmen interested in exhibiting please email hdgartshow@gmail.com for an application.
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Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Summer Movie Nights, Aug. 26

The Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Summer Movie Nights in Shamrock Park continue Aug. 26 featuring “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The event begins at 7:15 p.m. with pre-movie entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. The movie begins at dusk.

First Fridays in Havre de Grace, Sept. 2

Enjoy a family friendly, festive celebration on closed downtown Havre de Grace streets starting at 5 p.m. Sept. 2. Live entertainment, cafe seating, merchant specials and more! For details, visit http://www.explorehavredegrace.com/firstfridays/

African-American Democrats of Harford County monthly meeting, Sept. 20

Join the African-American Democrats of Harford County for our monthly meeting! We will convene at the Boxcar Restaurant in Edgewood (2131 Old Edgewood Road) at 6:30 pm Sept. 20 to discuss our upcoming events and various ways to get involved with AA Dems. Note: AA Dems meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

First Fridays in Havre de Grace, Oct. 7

Enjoy a family friendly, festive celebration on closed downtown Havre de Grace streets starting at 5 p.m. Oct. 7. Live entertainment, cafe seating, merchant specials and more! For details, visit http://www.explorehavredegrace.com/firstfridays/

African-American Democrats of Harford County monthly meeting, Oct. 18

Join the African-American Democrats of Harford County for our monthly meeting! We will convene at the Boxcar Restaurant in Edgewood (2131 Old Edgewood Road) at 6:30 pm Oct. 18 to discuss our upcoming events and various ways to get involved with AA Dems. Note: AA Dems meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

African-American Democrats of Harford County monthly meeting, Nov. 15

Join the African-American Democrats of Harford County for our monthly meeting! We will convene at the Boxcar Restaurant in Edgewood (2131 Old Edgewood Road) at 6:30 pm Nov. 15 to discuss our upcoming events and various ways to get involved with AA Dems. Note: AA Dems meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

African-American Democrats of Harford County monthly meeting, Dec. 20

Join the African-American Democrats of Harford County for our monthly meeting! We will convene at the Boxcar Restaurant in Edgewood (2131 Old Edgewood Road) at 6:30 pm Dec. 20 to discuss our upcoming events and various ways to get involved with AA Dems. Note: AA Dems meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.