Things to do this weekend around Bel Air Aug. 10-14

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Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include Bel Air Beer Week, which continues through Sunday, the MD State BBQ Bash in downtown Bel Air Friday and Saturday and the Belle Aire Market at the Armory Marketplace on Sunday. 

Wednesday, Aug. 10

14U Bel Air Braves baseball travel team tryouts, Aug. 10, 11, 15 & 16

The 14U Bel Air Braves baseball travel team will be holding tryouts for the 2017 season at the Bel Air High School JV Field Aug. 10, 11, 15 and 16. Here are the details: Wednesday August 10, 2016 – 6pm – 8pm (Bel Air High School JV Field); Thursday, August 11, 2016 – 6pm – 8pm (Bel Air High School JV Field); Monday, August 15, 2016 – 6pm – 8pm (Bel Air High School JV Field); Tuesday, August 16, 2016 – 6pm – 8pm (Tentative – Bel Air High School JV Field). To register for tryouts, please follow this link – 14U Travel Tryout Registration – Select the 14U Travel/Metro 90′ Boys Baseball 2017 – TRYOUTS. For more information regarding tryouts and other items around the 2017 team, please contact Coach Pete Langbein – peter.langbein@comcast.net or visit https://www.eteamz.com/belairrec-baseball/news/index.cfm?cat=935321&subsite=6599926&league=2920288

Thursday, Aug. 11

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

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. The gallery is in the yellow cottage at Rockfield Manor, 503 East Churchville Road in Bel Air. For details, visit www.artinharford.org.

Bel Air Beer Week continues through Aug. 14

The Bel Air Downtown Alliance presents Bel Air Beer Week, a celebration of craft beer and brewing Aug. 5 through Aug. 14. Events are scheduled at pubs and liquor stores. For a schedule, visit http://belairmaryland.org/events-2/bel-air-beer-week/

Friday, Aug. 12

MD State BBQ Bash, Aug. 12 & 13

The MD State BBQ Bash comes to downtown Bel Air Aug. 12 & 13. The barbecue themed street festival features the MD State BBQ Championship, with more than 50 competition teams from the Mid-Atlantic area and beyond competing for $12,500 in cash prizes and the chance to compete in the annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, TN and The American Royal in Kansas City, MO. In addition, more 40 amateur teams will compete in the MD State BBQ Bash Tailgate Challenge to see who has the best ribs while competing for cash, prizes, and bragging rights. The bash is free for the public and has regularly drawn over 30,000 attendees over two days. Hours are 3:30pm – 10:30pm Aug. 12 and 11:30am – 10:30pm Aug. 13. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/MDBBQBash/

Half-Off Fridays! at the Lutheran Mission Society Hickory Compassion Center, Aug. 12

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, Aug. 12

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

Hays-Heighe House open house, Aug. 12

The Hays-Heighe House will host a free open house at 10 a.m. Aug. 5 at Harford Community College, 410 Thomas Road in Bel Air. For details call 443-412-2539.

Saturday, Aug. 13

Bel Air Farmer’s Market, Aug. 13

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

Havre de Grace Farmers Market, Aug. 13

The Havre de Grace Farmers Market runs Saturday mornings from 9 am to noon. The Market season starts on Saturday, May 7th. The last Market for the 2016 season will be Saturday, November 19th. The HdG Farmers Market is located in Hutchins Park at the foot of Congress Ave. For details, visit http://www.havredegracefarmersmarket.com.

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.

Harford Dance Theatre auditions for The Nutcracker, Aug. 13

Harford Dance Theatre will hold auditions for The Nutcracker at the Amoss Center on Saturday, August 13. Performance dates are Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4, 2016. *Dancers must be currently enrolled in a ballet class to audition.*Registration 9 a.m. – Dance attire required Info: 443-412-2112 or jowilliams@harford.edu

Sunday, Aug. 14

Belle Aire Market, Aug. 14

The Bel Air Downtown Alliance is proud to present the fourth Belle Aire Market 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Armory Marketplace (Behind Bel Air Armory) at 37 N Main St, Bel Air. The event issponsored by The Painted Mill – Vintage Tag Sale. Held on the second Sunday of month’s May to October, The Belle Aire Market is a seasonal open air market featuring antiques and finely crafted artisan items. With the original spelling of our dear town, The Belle Aire Marketwill evoke feelings of a Parisian bazaar right here in Downtown Bel Air. Some of the treasures you will find will include, antique/vintage: housewares, furniture, industrial materials, linens, clothing, jewelry, and home décor; handmade: artwork, jewelry, clothing, outerwear, stationary, bath products, decorations, candles, lawn art, baby clothes, and much more. We encourage our visitors to experience The Belle Aire Market and then continue down Main & Bond Street to explore the shops, boutiques and restaurants that Downtown Bel Air has to offer. Pets are welcome! Entrances located off Lee St & Armory Park off Main St. More infomation, including vendors applications, can be found herehttp://belairmaryland.org/events-2/belle-aire-market/.

Tall in the Saddle perform at Ladew Topiary Gardens Summer Concert Series, Aug. 14

Tall in the Saddle performs in the “Groovin’ in the Grass” summer concerts at Ladew Topiary Gardens Aug. 14. 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.

Coming next . . . 

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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FREE Car Wash and Snowballs giveaway, Aug. 20

On Saturday, August 20th, Sovereign Grace Church will have a FREE Car Wash and Snowballs giveaway for the community from 11 AM until 2 PM at 416 Constant Friendship Boulevard, Abingdon, MD 21009 (across from Regal Cinemas and next to BJ’s Wholesale Club). Everyone is welcome to come out and get a FREE car wash while they enjoy snowballs for the family!

Flea Market at UUFHC

Flea Market: Saturday, August 20  from 7 AM – 1 PM at UUFHC at 2515 Churchville Rd., Churchville. $15 for a 10 x 10 spot. Vendors: to reserve a spot contact flea@uufhc.net or just show up that day.

Guided tour of historic Tudor Hall, Aug. 21

Tour the grounds and first floor of historic Tudor Hall, home of Maryland’s famous family of Shakespearian actors including ‪Edwin Booth and ‪John Wilkes Booth. Tour starts at 1 pm and lasts about 45 minutes. A second tour begins at 2 p.m. Located at 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, MD 21015. $5.00 cash for those age 13 and older. For more info call 443-619-0008 or email us atSpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com. For other tour dates go to http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com

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/

“The Thomas Jefferson Hour” live audience taping at the Abingdon Library, Sept. 17

Humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson brings his portrayal of President Thomas Jefferson to the Abingdon Library for a special live audience taping of his award-winning radio show, “The Thomas Jefferson Hour,” on Saturday, September 17, at 7 p.m. For details: http://bit.ly/2aw8pXo

Baron’s K9 Country Store & Homeward Bound Mobile Vet open house, Sept. 17

Baron’s K9 Country Store & Homeward Bound Mobile Vet are combining resources for a day of festivities, freebies, food, and fun from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 17. Several Animal Rescues will be there. We’ll have raffles (proceeds divided between animal rescues), 200 FREE Rabies shots, Pet Food Samples, Refreshments, Dog Handling Demos, 100 Free Heartworm Tests, Seated Massage, Arts & Crafts and more attractions being added all the time! If you’re interested in being a vendor, email studiojudah@gmail.com or call Homeward Bound, 443-617-9836. Baron’s K9 Country Store is at 525 Pritt Lane in Bel Air.

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/

HCPS College & Career Fair, Oct. 11

Students and their parents are invited to attend the annual HCPS College & Career Fair on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Harford Community College APGFCU Arena. The fair modernizes college admissions, making the process easier and more cost-effective by bringing students, parents, counselors and colleges together at one location.  Last year more than 2,000 students and parents attended the fair! For details, visit http://bit.ly/2an3aJt.

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.