Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include Screech’s Night Owl 5K glow run in support of Harford Community College student athlete scholarships on Friday, the Scottfield Theatre company presentation of Scrooge! The Musical at the Cultural Center at the Opera House in Havre de Grace Friday through Sunday and a tour of the historic Tudor Hall in Bel Air and a talk on John Wilkes Booth and his Confederate connections on Sunday.
Friday, Nov. 1
Screech’s Night Owl 5K, Nov. 1
Screech’s Night Owl 5K is a 5K glow run in support of Harford Community College student athlete scholarships. The event starts at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College. Participants will enjoy a brand new course through the HCC campus and athletic facilities. Refreshments, wearable glow items, and a premium long-sleeve race t-shirt (must register by October 14 to guarantee a shirt) will be provided to each runner. Medals will be awarded to the top male and female overall and top three male and female in each age category. Entry fees are $30 in advance (pre-registration by October 28) or $35. The event is presented by APG Federal Credit Union. To register: www.harford.edu/screech
Theaterworks USA presents Peter Pan, Nov. 1
Theaterworks USA presents Peter Pan 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Amoss Center at Harford Technical High School, 200 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. Tickets are $10-$16. Based on John Caird and Trevor Nunn’s 1982 adaptation, the production was originally developed for London’s Royal Shakespeare Company. In the spirit of the original tale, the story is told through the eyes of the six children living in Edwardian England. Together, they transform the Darling family’s nursery into Neverland, turning long johns into shadows, an ironing board into a ship’s plank, and antique snowshoes into a crocodile’s snapping jaws. This enchanting production celebrates childhood and captures the magic of the imagination. 443-412-2211 or Tickets.harford.edu
HCC Actors Guild presents Neil Simon’s Fools, Nov. 1, 2, 3, & 8, 9, 10
HCC Actors Guild presents Neil Simon’s Fools at 8 p.m. Nov. 1, 2, 8 & 9 and 3 p.m. Nov. 3 & 10 at Harford Community College’s Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air. Tickets are $8-$12. Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic. He’s landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. When he arrives, he finds people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and people milking upside down to get more cream. The town has been cursed with chronic stupidity for 200 years and Leon’s job is to break the curse. 443-412-2211 or Tickets.harford.edu
Scrooge! The Musical at the Cultural Center at the Opera House, Nov. 1, 2, 3 & 8, 9, 10
The Scottfield Theatre company presents Scrooge! The Musical at the Cultural Center at the Opera House in Havre de Grace. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Nov. 1, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 2 and 2 p.m. Nov. 3. Next week’s showtimes are 8 p.m. Nov. 8, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 9 and 2 p.m. Nov. 10. Tickets are $15-$18. The Cultural Center at the Opera House is at 121 N. Union Ave. in Havre de Grace. SCROOGE! follows the plot of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Group rates available for 15 or more people. Call 443-502-2005. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/435945730321560/?active_tab=about
Half-Off Fridays! at the Lutheran Mission Society Hickory Compassion Center, Nov. 1
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.
Hays-Heighe House open house, Nov. 1
The Hays-Heighe House is open 10 a.m. to noon Fridays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of most months. The Hays-Heighe House is at Harford Community College, 410 Thomas Road in Bel Air. For details call 443-412-2539 or visit https://www.harford.edu/community/hays-heighe-house.aspx
Saturday, Nov. 2
Hollywood Nights: The Bob Seger Experience, Nov. 2
Hollywood Nights: The Bob Seger Experience comes to the Amoss Center in Bel Air 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Tickets are $20-$30. This musical powerhouse has set out to recreate everything about Bob Seger and his music. Determined to leave no stone unturned, Hollywood Nights prides themselves on continuing the amazing groundwork laid down by Bob over the past 30 years. If you are a true Seger fan, you won’t want to miss this high-powered tribute to the man and his music! 443-412-2211 or Tickets.harford.edu. The Amoss Center is at Harford Technical High School is at 200 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air.
Bel Air Farmers’ Market, Nov. 2
The Bel Air Farmers’ Market celebrates 44 years of serving locally produced fruit, produce, meats and more to the Harford County community this season. The market takes place every Saturday April 13 through December 21 at the Mary Risteau Courthouse parking lot at 2 S. Bond Street in downtown Bel Air. Market hours are 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. April through mid-November and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. mid-November until the Saturday before Christmas. For details, visit https://www.belairfarmersmarket.com/
Havre de Grace Farmers Market, Nov. 2
The Havre de Grace Farmers Market opened May 4 and continues through Nov. 23. Market hours are 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Hutchins Park on Congress Ave. The HdG Farmers Market has a diverse selection of produce, breads, treats, dairy products, and honey. Along with prepared foods, artisan products, and artwork. For details, visit http://www.havredegracefarmersmarket.com/
Sunday, Nov. 3
Tudor Hall tour, Nov. 3
Tour the grounds and 1st floor of Tudor Hall, home of Maryland’s famous family of Shakespearean actors including John Wilkes Booth. Tour starts at 1 p.m. Nov. 3 and lasts about 45 minutes. Located at 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, MD 21015. Please obey the speed limit on Tudor Lane and the Tudor Hall property when visiting. $5.00 cash for those ages 13 and older. For more info call 443-619-0008 or email at SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com. For other tour dates go to http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com
John Wilkes Booth talk at Tudor Hall Nov. 3
Come to Tudor Hall for a special talk on John Wilkes Booth and his Confederate connections. Presented by Booth family and Lincoln Assassination historian John Howard. Talk starts at 2:00 pm Nov. 3 and lasts about 45 minutes. Located at Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, MD 21015. Please obey the speed limit on Tudor Lane and the Tudor Hall property when visiting. $5.00 cash for those ages 13 and older. For more info call 443-619-0008 or email at SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com.
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Tom Prasada-Rao performs at the Liriodendron, Nov. 3
Music at the Mansion presents singer-songwriter Tom Prasada-Rao 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Liriodendron, 502 W Gordon St, Bel Air. Called a “virtual world music ensemble rolled into one guy” and “the most compelling presence to emerge in the singer-songwriter genre … in a long time”, Tom is a masterful musician and extraordinary songwriter. His music combines folk with an R&B flavor – melodic, ambitious, and reverent. Born in Ethiopia of Indian parents and raised in Washington DC, Tom is an award-winning performer, teacher, producer, and a distinctive voice. This is someone you definitely want to see!Tickets $15 each for adults, $7 for children ages 6 – 12, and free for under 6. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Tickets also available by phone (410-879-4424) or at the door. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. http://www.tomprasadarao.com/ Music at the Mansion is supported in part by a grant from Maryland State Arts Council through Harford County Cultural Arts Board, by a grant from Harford County, and by MusicLand.
One Maryland One Book author to visit Abingdon Library, Nov. 5
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the 2019 One Maryland One Book author of “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City,” is to discuss her book 7 p.m., Nov. 5 at the Abingdon Library, 2510 Tollgate Road in Abingdon. For details, visit https://bit.ly/2odP1ZD
John Carroll Fall Musical, Nov. 8-10
The John Carroll School’s award-winning theatre department will present their Fall Musical on November 8-10. Visit johncarroll.org/fallmusical for full details and to purchase tickets, but here’s a hint about what to expect: trouble in River City! This six-time Tony award-winning musical features fast-talking, traveling salesman and swindler, Harold Hill, who cons the citizens of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. Don’t miss this classic, witty, charming musical come to life on the John Carroll stage at 703 E. Churchville Rd. Show times are Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m.
The Brothers Four performs at The John Carroll School, Nov. 12
The folk quartet The Brothers Four performs 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at The John Carroll School. The program features a special performance by The John Carroll School chorus as well as a chorus of local elementary school students. From the band website: “The Brothers Four were pioneers in the ‘folk revival’, and of the few groups from those times still performing today, they remain one of the best known and most popular. Their all-acoustic performances consist of guitars, banjo, mandolin, upright bass, and of course the trademark rich blend of their four voices. An evening with this quartet is an unforgettable time of pure, acoustic music and entertainment. Tickets are $15 and $10 for students. Purchase tickets at johncarroll.org/brothersfour.
Bel Air Christmas Parade, Dec. 1
The Bel Air 2019 Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting is scheduled Dec. 1 on Main Street. The event starts with a concert in front of the courthouse on Main Street at 2:30 p.m. The parade begins at 3:30 p.m. and ends at 4:15 p.m. in Shamrock Park with holiday music, free cookies, hot chocolate and a bonfire. The event concludes with a 5 p.m. tree lighting in Shamrock Park. For details, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/346490316256902/
Ongoing . . .
“Women of the Turf” Exhibition, Oct. 4-Dec. 20
The Women of the Turf exhibit, which honors women in Maryland and beyond who have excelled in all aspects of equestrian sport, including thoroughbred farm owners, trainers, jockeys, and journalists, will be on display at the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College Oct. 4 through Dec. 20. Exhibit hours are Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursdays from 3-5 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon, and first Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is free, except at the opening on October 4. For details, visit www.harford.edu/womenoftheturf.
Final art show of the season at The Liriodendron Mansion, Oct. 20-Nov. 10
The Liriodendron Mansion’s Gallery hosts its final art show of the season starting Oct. 20 and continuing through Nov. 10. The exhibit features the works of Trevor Slade, Bryan O’Neil, John Hardwicke, and Brent Crothers. Hours are Wednesdays from 1 to 7 pm and Sundays from 1 to 4 pm. The Liriodendron Mansion is at 502 W. Gordon St. in Bel Air. For details, visit https://liriodendron.com/art-gallery/.
For the complete calendar of events at Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, visit online at http://www.otterpointcreek.org/events/.
For the complete calendar of events at Eden Mill Nature Center, visit online at http://www.edenmill.org/Winter_2016___2017.pdf
For events at Harford Community College, visit http://harford.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp
For events at The Cultural Center at the Opera House in Havre de Grace, visit https://hdgoperahouse.org/event/
For events in Havre de Grace, visit https://explorehavredegrace.com/events/