Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Summer Movie Nights in Shamrock Park featuring “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on Friday, the Lovelight Yoga & Arts Festival in Darlington Friday through Sunday and an Bill Shimek art exhibit at Liriodendron Mansion on Sunday.
Thursday, Aug. 25
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.
Friday, Aug. 26
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.
Lovelight Yoga & Arts Festival, Aug. 26-28
Lovelight Yoga & Arts Festival is a three day event at Camp Ramblewood in Darlington. The transformational experience celebrates the evolution of Yoga culture, from the grassroots of the 60’s counterculture, into the modern yoga studio and Transformational Arts Movements. Featuring Kirtan and Yoga headliners Krishna Das and Dharma Mittra, and other beloved national and regional teachers, The Lovelight Yoga & Arts Festival is packed full of musical performances, Yoga classes, Flow Arts, Themed Campsites, Drumming Circles, Unique Vendors, Art Installations, Workshops, Sacred Fire, Wholesome Libations and High Vibrational Food. For details, visit http://www.lovelightfestival.com/.
Half-Off Fridays! at the Lutheran Mission Society Hickory Compassion Center, Aug. 26
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. 26
Car cruise-in 5 p.m. Aug. 26 at Lowe’s, 414 Constant Friendship Blvd., Abingdon. The event is free. For details, call 410-627-0027.
Hays-Heighe House open house, Aug. 26
The Hays-Heighe House will host a free open house at 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at Harford Community College, 410 Thomas Road in Bel Air. For details call 443-412-2539.
Saturday, Aug. 27
Bel Air Farmer’s Market, Aug. 27
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. 27
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.
Sunday, Aug. 28
Old Line Museum, Aug. 28
The Old Line Museum in Delta, Pa. is open 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays through September featuring Pennsylvania history including a taste of Welsh language and food, slate splitting, quarry tour, and visiting an archaeological dig. The Old Line Museum is at 602 Main Street. For details, visit http://www.oldlinemuseum.com/
Bill Shimek art exhibit, Aug. 28
An exhibit by artist Bill Shimek will be featured at 1 p.m. Aug. 28 at Liriodendron Mansion, 502 W. Gordon St., Bel Air. For details, call 410-838-3942.
Coming next . . .
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/
Fallston Presbyterian Church Sunday School begins Sept. 11
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Homeward Bound, 443-617-9836. Baron’s K9 Country Store is at 525 Pritt Lane in Bel Air.
Bel Air Festival for the Arts, Sept. 18
The 51st Bel Air Festival for the Arts, Shamrock Park, Sunday, September 18, 2016, from 9 AM to 5 PM, rain or shine. 300 Friendly Arts and Crafts Booths, Entertainment, Food and Fun for the Entire family. Admission is free. Free shuttle bus from the MVA. www.belairfestival.com
African-American Democrats of Harford County monthly meeting, Sept. 20
“All American Boys” authors to speak at the Abingdon Library, Sept. 26
Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, authors of “All American Boys,” the 2016 One Maryland One Book selection, will speak at the Abingdon Library on Monday, September 26, at 7 p.m. In addition, 17 discussion groups centered around the book will take place in September and October at various Harford County Public Library branches, community centers and at the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College. Specific information on discussion dates and times may be found at hcplonline.org.
Blue Jeans and Bow Tie Community Ball, Oct. 6
The Homecoming Project, a Bel Air nonprofit that assists women recovering from alcohol and substance abuse, is hosting a Blue Jeans and Bow Tie Community Ball from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 6 at Ripken Stadium. Tickets are $100 per person and may be purchased by visiting homecomingrecovery.org or by mailing a check (noting donation, ticket and/or sponsorship level) to The Homecoming Project Inc., P.O. Box 1190, Bel Air, Md. 21014. For details: http://ow.ly/ng2H303IBLn
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.