Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Ultimate Kid Dance Party at My Gym Children’s Fitness Center in Bel Air Friday, the Hawks Hill Creamery’s Pumpkin Fest Saturday and Sunday in Street and the 5th Annual Graw Days Festival Saturday in Havre de Grace.
Thursday, Oct. 11
Edgewood Farmers Market, Oct. 11
Edgewood Farmers Market 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Thursday in the MARC Train station in Edgewood.
Friday, Oct. 12
Ultimate Kid Dance Party at My Gym Children’s Fitness Center in Bel Air, Oct. 12
My Gym Children’s Fitness Center in Bel Air is hosting an Ultimate Kid Dance Party THIS FRIDAY October 12th. The event, for children age 7-12, is 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at My Gym Bel Air in the Amyclae Business Center, 1206-C Agora Drive. It features a live DJ and professional light show. Learn line dances and make song requests while having fun and getting exercise. Cost is $18 per child and siblings are 50% off. This is a drop-off event. Call today to reserve a spot 410-838-3042. Tell your friends, brownie troops, and sports teams! For details, visit http://bit.ly/PZ1we6
Aberdeen Farmers Market, Oct. 12
Aberdeen Farmers Market is open 3 p.m. until 7 p.m on Fridays in Festival Park at 60 N. Parke St. featuring Hickory Chance Farm’s Angus cross beef, Keyes Creamery ice cream and cheese, herbs, flowers, heirloom vegetables, baked goods, seasonal produce, handmade furniture, bird houses, hanging flower baskets, dog treats and many more vendors. For information call 410-272-1600.
Magic the Gathering: Friday Night Magic, Oct. 12
Every Friday Night … Washington Street Books in Havre de Grace hosts Friday Night Magic. Known for being “Magic the Gathering’s Premier Store in Harford County”. They host events every Friday starting at 6:00 pm. Washington Street Books is at 131 North Washington Street, Havre de Grace. Everyone is welcome.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Bel Air Farmers Market, Oct. 13
The Bel Air Farmers Market is open between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the parking lot of the Mary Risteau Courthouse off of Thomas Street and S. Bond Street. http://www.belairfarmersmarket.com/SaturdayFarmersMarket.html
Healthy Harford to Host Healthy Harford Day at Bel Air Farmer’s Market, Oct. 13
This Saturday’s Bel Air Farmer’s Market will feature a Healthy Harford Day event sponsored by Healthy Harford, a group of government agencies, businesses, non profits and citizens focused on improving the health of local residents. The event will include free classes and events emceed by radio personality and organic farmer Steve Rouse. Here are the details: http://bit.ly/Po32ff
Havre de Grace Farmers’ Market, Oct. 13
The Havre de Grace Farmers’ Market will be open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon at its location downtown on Pennington Avenue. For information on the Havre de Grace Farmers’ Market, contact Rory White of the Havre de Grace Main Street Organization at 443-250-5443 or visit www.mainstreethdg.com.
Hawks Hill Creamery’s Pumpkin Fest, Oct. 13 & 14
Hawks Hill Creamery’s Pumpkin Fest continues Saturday and Sunday at its farm at 805 Highland Rd. in Street. The weekly event is held each weekend through October. Admission is free and the Pumpkin Fest features a pumpkin patch, kid friendly corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides, and lots of other activities too. Fall mums and other decorating ideas available. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit http://www.hawkshillcreamery.com/hawks-hill-pumpkin-fest-maryland.html
18th Annual Colonial Craftsmen Weekend, Oct. 13 & 14
The Friends of Jerusalem Mill, in cooperation with the staff of Gunpowder Falls State Park, invite you to visit during our annual 18th century Colonial Craftsmen Weekend, when Jerusalem Mill Village hums with activities reminiscent of pre-Revolutionary War life. The event re-creates a rural 18th century market fair and encampment where goods can be bought, sold, or bartered, and where artisans and reenactors demonstrate age-old crafts and trades. Visitors will enjoy learning about life in the 18th century and have the opportunity to purchase hand-made crafts and useful items for everyday life. Hour are: Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is Adults – $7.00
Under 16, Seniors (60+ ), Active duty military (with I.D.) – $5.00. Children under 5 – free. Special family price, 2 adults with 3 or more children – $25.00. http://www.jerusalemmill.org/colonial.html
5th Annual Graw Days Festival in Havre de Grace, Oct. 13
The 5th Annual Graw Days Festival comes to Havre de Grace on Oct. 13. Join us to celebrate 100 years of racing history in Havre de Grace, Maryland from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. With a wide variety of delicious foods from local restaurants, live foot-stomping music all day, horse racing theme at this downtown festival, with lots of kids games, artisans and craftspeople displaying their handicrafts and talents, historic presentations and displays, and our local merchants’ doors swinging all day. Presented by Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc. Phone: 410-939-1811 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.mainstreethdg.org
SIDS Annual Bull & Oyster Roast, Oct. 13
The SIDS Annual Bull & Oyster Roast is to be held 6 p.m. to midnight Oct 13 at the Level Fire Hall, 3633 Level Village Road in Havre de Grace. This fundraiser to help prevent sudden infant death syndrome is to feature music and a live auction featuring sports memorabilia. The menu is to include pit beef, turkey, ham, Carolina pulled pork, Old Bay chicken wings, fresh oysters, oyster stew, unlimited chips, soda and beer. Ticket prices: $35 per person in advance, $45 at the door. Reserve 8 tickets in advance and only pay for 7. For ticket information call: 443-243-6239, 410-688-3819, 443-987-4290, 443-617-1424.
Fallston Volunteer Fire Company Open House, Oct. 13
Fallston Volunteer Fire Company Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2201 Carrs Mill Road. See fire trucks, rescue vehicles and other emergency services displays. The event will include a moon bounce for kids and a live action automobile extrication demo.
Sunday, Oct. 14
Darlington Volunteer Fire Company Open House, Oct. 14
The Darlington Volunteer Fire Company is having its open house from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 14 at the firehouse, 2600 Castleton Road in Darlington. A breakfast is offered 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sparky the fire dog will be there along with the balloon clown and live electricity and gas safety demos. For more information, visit http://on.fb.me/RQ8DJO
Historic Tudor Hall open for tours Oct. 14
Bel Air’s historic Tudor Hall, home of the prominent theatrical Booth family that included Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, will be open again for tours on Oct. 14. The property and first floor of the Gothic Revival cottage will be open at 1 p.m and again at 2 p.m. Tudor Hall is at 17 Tudor Lane in Bel Air. Tudor Hall will also be open Oct. 28. Suggested donation of $3.00 for those age 13 and older. The gift shop includes books which delve into the absorbing history of the Booths. Read more about its history at http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com and http://www.harfordhistory.net/th.htm. For more information: 443-619-0008 or SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com.
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Tuesday Farmer’s Market, Oct. 16
The Tuesday Farmer’s Market is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 33 S. Main Street every Tuesday in downtown Bel Air, next to the Main Street Tower Restaurant at the site where the former BB&T bank stood. Vendors are expected to include Belvedere Flowers, Broque Hydroponics, Golden Grain Bread Company, Grandma Whitley’s Creations, Hickory Chance Beef, Keyes Creamery, RoCocoa Finales, Richardson’s and Wilson Mill Orchard. For more details, visit www.belairfarmersmarket.com.
SARC Candlelight Vigil, Oct. 16
SARC will hold its annual Candlelight Vigil, on October 16, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at the Frederick Ward Park of the Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main St. in Bel Air. “This is a very moving event which celebrates domestic violence survivors while also highlighting the ongoing need for our services,” says Executive Director Luisa Caiazzo-Nutter. “We are always appreciative of the number of community members who attend to support us and our work.” For details: http://bit.ly/Oqt3ud
Z-Time Trivia at Applebee’s, Oct. 17
Z-Time Trivia at 8pm on Wednesdays at Applebee’s.
U.S. Army Communications—Electronics Command to Receive Employer Merit Award, Oct. 19
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md.—The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, CECOM, will receive the 2012 Employer Merit Award from the Harford County Commission on Disabilities in recognition of its efforts to promote and facilitate the employment of individuals with disabilities. CECOM will be recognized at the Commission’s annual luncheon Oct. 19, 2012, 12 p.m., at the Maryland Golf & Country Club in Bel Air, Md. For details: http://bit.ly/P14gbH
4th Annual Town Of Bel Air Film Festival, Oct. 19-21
The Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission is pleased to announce that the 4th Annual Town Of Bel Air Film Festival will take place October 19-21, 2012 at the Bel Air Reckord Armory, 37-41 North Main Street in Bel Air. The award winning film First Position will be shown on Saturday, October 21 at 4pm with Special Guest Host Rebecca Houseknecht (one of the stars of the film).
Fall Festival to benefit Susan G. Komen for a Cure at Celebree of Rock Spring, Oct. 20
Celebree of Rock Spring is partnering with WMAR and the Susan G. Komen for a Cure Foundation to offer a Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. All proceeds from the festival will benefit the foundation. Wristbands to get into all the arts and crafts activities are $10 and pony rides are $5. The event also includes food and drinks, live music and raffles. The event will be held at the Celebree of Rock Spring at 1517 A Rock Spring Road in Forest Hill. For more information, call (410) 836-3003.
FCCAU’s Pig Roast at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Oct. 20
The FCCAU’s Pig Roast at St. Matthews Lutheran Church is 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Cost is $10 per person and includes sides and desserts. St. Matthews Lutheran Church is at 1200 East Churchville Rd., Bel Air. For tickets call 443-853-1080, 443-866-7979 or 410-272-2229.
Downtown Bel Air Music Festival, Oct. 21
The Bel Air Downtown Alliance is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Downtown Bel Air Music Festival, presented by Katzen Eye Group, on Sunday, October 21st, 12pm-6pm at Rockfield Manor. The Music Fest will feature eight LOCAL and regional bands/artists performing ORIGINAL music. Headlining the performances will be Fiction 20 Down and Jimi Haha from Jimmie’s Chicken Shack. The Music Fest is a collaboration between the Bel Air Downtown Alliance and Fiction 20 Down’s lead singer, Jordan Lally. For details, visit: http://bit.ly/Qg4M5M
James R. Murdza to be inducted into the HCPS Hall of Fame, Oct. 22
James R. Murdza will be inducted into the HCPS Educator Hall of Fame for his 30-year tenure as a teacher on Monday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. As a reminder, Board meetings are aired via live stream on the school system website at www.hcps.org.
Crohn’s & Colitis monthly support group meeting, Oct. 23
A support group for people dealing with Crohn’s & Colitis is forming. The group welcomes people who have the disease and their family and friends. The first meeting is scheduled 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Maryland Room at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive in Bel Air. The group plans to meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except during the months of December, March, June, July and August. For more information, contact Carin Dlin at email@example.com.
Trick or Treat on Main Street in Bel Air, Oct. 27
Trick or Treat on Main Street in Bel Air at 11 a.m. Oct. 27. Put on your best costumes, grab a bag for your candy and come visit the stores of Main Street for some goodies. There are lots of exciting things happening in Downtown Bel Air so plan to make a day of it!
Chili Cook Off fundraiser for Toys for Tots at Dark Horse Saloon in Bel Air, Oct. 27
The Dark Horse Saloon in downtown Bel Air is hosting a Chili Cook Off fundraiser to benefit Toys for Tots from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 27 in the restaurant’s parking lot at 119 S. Main St. Please bring a toy or a donation for Toys for Tots and enjoy face painting, pumpkin painting and a costume contest. Anyone can enter the Chili Cook Off contest and the winner is to receive a gift basket to include gift certificates to a variety of local businesses. For more information, visit http://www.darkhorsebelair.com/.
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church to host national recording artists “Ashes Remain” and the “Museum,” Oct. 28
Joppa, MD – On Sunday, October 28, Trinity Lutheran Church in Joppa will be presenting national Christian recording artists, Ashes Remain and The Museum. The event promises to be an exciting evening of contemporary Christian music and family-friendly fun! Trinity will be their only date in the Maryland area. “We are extremely blessed and excited to have these bands playing at Trinity” said Trinity’s Director of Contemporary Music. “The Baltimore area is in for a real treat.” Sunday, October 28, 2012, 7:00PM, Trinity Lutheran Church 1100 Philadelphia Road, Joppa, MD 21085, Tickets are $12.00 ($15.00 at the door). Tickets are available at www.trinityjoppa.org. Doors open at 6:00PM. For more information, please contact Ryan McAllister, Director of Contemporary Music 410-679-4000 x107 (firstname.lastname@example.org). All proceeds will help build Trinity’s new food closet facility, which will help serve those in need in Harford County. Located in Joppa, Maryland, Trinity Lutheran Church was established in 1873 as the first Lutheran church in Harford County. Its mission is Connecting with God. Connecting with each other.
Mason’s Retreat and The Right-Hand Shore author Christopher Tilghman to speak at Bel Air library, Oct. 28
Fifteen years after the publication of the acclaimed novel Mason’s Retreat, best-selling Eastern Shore author Christopher Tilghman returns to the Mason family and its decaying plantation on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay in his new novel, The Right-Hand Shore. Harford County Public Library is pleased to be able to welcome him to the top of the bay this month to talk about this book and the particular beauty of the Delmarva region. Tilghman will be speaking at the Bel Air Library on Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 pm and will be available after the discussion to sign books. For details: http://bit.ly/Qi15x2
Oak Grove Baptist Church Fall Fest 2012, Oct. 28
Join Oak Grove Baptist Church (located at 2106 Churchville Road in Bel AIr) for Fall Fest 2012 with the theme of S.H.I.N.E. – Share His Incredible News Everywhere! Our annual Fall Fest will take place on Sunday, October 28th from 3 to 6 pm on our campus! Events include trunk-or-treat with tons of candy, multiple mazes, hay ride, pumpkin shooting (archery), live music, food, karate demo, Harford county Sheriff Community Policing trailer, and perhaps even a car show. Everything is free. Gather your friends and family to join us for a fun-filled afternoon of fun! Got questions, contact Mr. Trey @ 410.838.9898, ext. 244 or email@example.com.
FCCAU annual dinner “Taste of Italy,” Nov. 2
The FCCAU is hosting its annual dinner to benefit its Welcome One Emergency Shelter Nov. 2. This year’s theme is a “Taste of Italy.” The event is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen, 1716 Churchville Rd., Bel Air. The dinner features an Italian buffet by Enotria and an auction of dozens of themed baskets. Tickets are $35 for FCCAU members and $40 for non-members. For more information call 410-272-2229.
8th Annual Gala to Benefit Harford County Public Library, Nov. 3
The Once Upon a Time: an evening in the stacks 8th Annual Gala to benefit Harford County Public Library event is 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the library’s Abingdon branch. Enjoy delectable dishes, drinks & desserts including a martini Bar by Liberatore’s Ristorante. Dance the night away to music by Zim Zemarel Orchestra. Raffle, live & silent auctions including the return of BackYard Crashers! Cocktail attire. Tickets $100, available at EveningInTheStacks.org
Children’s Center of North Harford’s Touch a Truck Event at Hawks Hill Creamery, Nov. 3
The Children’s Center of North Harford is hosting a Touch a Truck Event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Hawks Hill Creamery, 805 Highland Rd. in Street. The event features emergency vehicles, farm equipment, go-karts, a hot air balloon, construction equipment, chaos and kayaks. In addition, there will be face painting, pony rides, a bounce house and a petting zoo. Admission is $7 per child and a maximum cost of $20 per family. Adults and children under 2 are free. Pit beef, hot dogs and other refreshments will be available. For more information, call Scott Krause at 410-877-4450 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Dreams to ACTION!” life goals seminar, Nov. 3
Harford County-based professional organizers Sappari Solutions will host “Dreams to ACTION!,” a seminar focused on achieving life goals, on Saturday, November 3, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 at Safe Harbor Travels Agency in Bel Air. “Dreams to ACTION!” is designed to teach individuals techniques to achieve their life dreams, tackle projects and gain confidence. The half day seminar will cover a variety of topics, including goal setting, creating a life list, action plans, time management, healthy habits, and productivity and prioritizing. Attendees will learn how to effectively manage and achieve goals related to their specific needs with support and coaching from professional organizer and Sappari Solutions owner Nettie Owens, Miele Wealth Management owner Jim Miele and wellness expert Serafina Rayner owner of Root & Sky. During the seminar, attendees will receive the program curriculum with worksheets to guide and track progress. After the seminar, attendees will have access to an online support group as they continue to work towards achieving their goals.Tickets are $75 for early bird registration before October 4, $100 for regular registration after October 4, and $125 for last call registration. Fees include a locally-sourced and prepared snack and a leather-bound portfolio to house program materials. To purchase tickets and register, please visit www.dreamstoaction.eventbrite.com. Visit www.sapparisolutions.com or the company’s Facebook page for additional information.
Patterson Mill Middle/High School’s 6TH annual PTSA Bingo, Nov. 16
Patterson Mill Middle/High School, 85 Patterson Mill Road, Bel Air, is sponsoring its 6TH annual PTSA Bingo on Friday, November 16th featuring Vera Bradley, Longaberger, Autographed Ravens Item And Scentsy Bingo. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start at 7:00 p.m. Vocellis, Chick-Fil-A, snacks, candy, and drinks will be on sale. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Contact Michele Deane (410) 776-3503 or Sue Parks (410) 803-9015. You can also purchase tickets at the school office between 10 a.m and 2:00 p.m. (see Susan Gray). Proceeds benefit student programs and enrichment at both the Middle and High School.
Bus trip to New York City Radio City Music Hall 2012 Christmas Spectacular, Nov. 28
Harford County residents are invited to join The Baltimore County Retired School Personnel Association on its scholarship fundraiser bus trip to New York City to see the Radio Music Hall Christmas Spectacular show on November 28, 2012. The Harford County Pick-up location is at Mountain Road Park and Ride (Exit 74 @ I-95). For more information contact email@example.com or call 410.515-0456. http://bit.ly/OolO4I
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