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     SEPTEMBER 2014 - Events
    Jun. 13-
    Dec. 7
    HARFORD ARTISTS GALLERY RECEPTION
    Thursday - Friday 1-6pm; Saturday 12-6pm; Sunday 1-4pm
    503 Churchville Rd Bel Air, MD 21014
    This is ongoing - All displayed paintings are for sale. Designer jewelry, pottery, and gifts are available for sale as well. The Gallery is open year round every- Th-F 1-6pm Sat 12-6pm Sun 1-4pm.
    410-420-9499 or Email: harfordartists@gmail.com
    Sep. 1
    COUNTY HOLIDAY
    Labor Day
    Monday, September 1, 2014
    Harford County Government offices will be closed
    Sep. 4-
    Oct. 26
    PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
    Th-Fr 1-6pm Sat 12-6pm Sun 12-4pm
    Harford Artists' Gallery, 503 E Churchville Rd Bel Air, MD
    We are located at the little cottage at Rockfield Manor. 503 E Churchville Rd Bel Air, MD. All our works are created by local artists featuring paintings, photography, pottery, and jewelry.
    410-420-9499
    Sep. 6
    CRITTER DINNER TIME
    Saturday, September 6 at 10:30am
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Come watch our turtles, fish and snakes eat while learning more about these fascinating creatures. This is a free drop-in program for all ages.
    For additional information or directions, please call 410.612.1688.
    Sep. 6
    SLOWLY SINKING PLANKTON DERBY
    Saturday, September 6, 2-3:30pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Observe live plankton in action and design and build a plankton model inspired by observation. Race to see which model will be the slowest sinker! Prizes for 3 different age categories. This program is for all ages, under 13 w/adult and the fee is $2.50/person.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 6
    KIDS-N-KAYAKS
    Saturday, September 6, 10:30am-12:30pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Share quality time outdoors with your kids and introduce them to flatwater kayaking on the creek as it flows from swamp to marsh. Participants meet at Bosely Conservancy. This program is for ages 5 to adult, under 13 w/adult and the fee is $12.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 7
    HARFORD GLEN PHOTO WALK
    Sunday, September 7, 11am-12:30pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Bring your camera along for an enjoyable walk through Harford Glen with photographer Dave Gigliotti. Photograph birds, turtles, butterflies, dragonflies, and whatever else will pose for us. Participants meet at Harford Glen. This program is for ages 15 - adult and the fee is $7/person.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 7
    SUNSET PADDLE - KAYAK
    Sunday, September 7, 5-7:30pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    End the weekend with a cruise around Otter Point Creek exploring wherever the tide allows. Make your way back to shore as the sunset illuminates the sky. This program is for ages 8 - adult, under 13 w/adult and the fee is $12.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 7
    MIGRATION SEARCH PONTOON
    Sunday, September 7, 8-9:30am
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Hawks, ospreys, waterfowl, and butterflies are journeying southward toward their winter homes. See how many choose to fly over or rest on the waters of Otter Point Creek. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult and adults are $6, and children under 13 are $4.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 7-
    Sep. 21
    PHENOFORAYS - BUTTERFLIES, DRAGONFLIES, AND FLOWERS
    Sunday, September 7 & 21, 2 – 3:30pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Phenology is the study of the timing of recurring life cycle stages of plants and animals. We are seeking volunteers to help monitor flowering plants, butterflies and dragonflies for Project BudBurst and Nature’s Notebook, online databases that scientists use to understand the effects of climate change on the phenology of native species. One-half mile of easy walking. Register for one, several or all six phenoforays. This program is for ages 16 – Adult.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 12
    MONARCH BUTTERFLY FIESTA!
    Friday, September 12, 2:30-4pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Elementary schools are out early! Bring the kids to the Estuary Center to celebrate monarchs. Sit in for a butterfly story time, learn how to tag our flying friends, and participate in a monarch migration game. Butterfly cookies for everyone. This program is for all ages, under 13 w/adult and the fee is $2.50/ person
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 13
    PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
    Saturday, September 13, 1-4pm
    Harford Artists' Gallery, 503 E Churchville Rd Bel Air, MD
    503 E Churchville Rd Bel Air, MD Located in the little cottage next to Rockfield Manor. Wine and cheese reception for the annual juried show featuring paintings, photography, pottery, and jewelry.
    410-420-9499
    Sep. 13
    WILD HARVEST PONTOON
    Saturday, September 13, 11am-12:30pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    In this traditional season of the harvest, learn about wild edibles of the marsh, forest and field, while floating on the Bush River. Participants meet at Estuary Center. This program is for ages 30 lbs. - adult, under 13 w/adult and the fee is $8 per person.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 13
    WHITE-TAILED DEER SURVEY
    Saturday, September 13, 9-11am
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Harford County seems to be experiencing explosive population growth - and not just with humans. So, we need your help to determine if the deer population of Leight Park is a healthy size. Join us and get the scoop on poop as we conduct pellet (deer scat) counts out on the trails to determine how many deer call us home. This program is for ages 16 to adult.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 14
    GUIDED TOURS OF THE HISTORIC TUDOR HALL
    Sunday, September 14, 1pm & 2pm
    Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air MD 21015
    Visit Tudor Hall, Harford County's historic Booth family home and childhood home of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. $5.00 for those age 13 and older. For more info call 443-619-0008 or SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com
    Spirits of Tudor Hall or Email: SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com
    Sep. 14
    MEET A CRITTER
    Sunday, September 14 at 3:30pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Check out one of our live critters up close while discovering what makes that animal special. This is a free drop-in program for all ages.
    For additional information or directions, please call 410.612.1688.
    Sep. 14
    TREE WITH A TWIST
    Sunday, September 14, 1-2:30pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Create a conifer shaped topiary using live greenery and herbs to remind you of summer through fall and winter. This program is for ages 8 - adult, under 13 w/adult and the fee is $20/project.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 14
    INVASINATORS
    Sunday, September 14, 10am-12pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Become a part of the volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers. Learn why non-native invasive plants are a threat to our ecosystem, how to identify problem plants, and removal and restoration strategies. Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and work gloves for field work in the Reserve each meeting date. This program is for ages 14 to adult.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 15
    GIRLRISING FILM SHOWN BY AAUW
    Monday, Spetember 15, 6-8 pm
    Harford Community College, Edgewood Hall, Room 132
    GirlRising, the documentary film which explores the challenges girls face throughout the world and the importance in overcoming those challenges,will be shown. A Light-Fare supper will be served at 6, followed by the film. Sponsored by AAUW.
    mbutler@yahoo.com or Email: uphop@comcast.net
    Sep. 17-
    Sep. 17
    FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER'S WORKSHOP
    Wednesday, September 17 / 6pm-9pm
    William N. McFaul Activities Center, 525 W. MacPhail Rd., Bel Air
    First-time homebuyers have the opportunity to listen to housing professionals discuss the first steps in becoming a new homeowner.
    410-638-3045
    Sep. 19
    SUNSET PADDLE CANOE
    Friday, September 19, 5-7:30pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Kick off the weekend with a cruise around Otter Point Creek exploring wherever the tide allows. Make your way back to shore as the sunset illuminates the sky. This program is for ages 8 - adult, under 13 w/adult and the fee is $12.00.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 20
    SARC'S 5TH ANNUAL RISING ABOVE IT FAMILY FUN DAY
    Saturday, September 20, 10am - 4pm
    Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Dr, Aberdeen, MD 21001
    Family Fun Day features a mix of activities for kids and adults alike including two stages with entertainment, a scavenger hunt, vendors, interactive art activities, moon bounces, face painting and more! $5.00 general admission children under 5 are free!
    Beth League 410-836-8431 or Email: bleague@sarc-maryland.org
    Sep. 20
    PEOPLE IN THE PARK
    Saturday, September 20, 10am-12pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Celebrate World Parks Day at Leight Park while we go on a scavenger hunt, fish seine, and roast marshmallows over a fire. This program is for ages 7 to adult, under 13 w/adult and the fee is $3/person or $12/family.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 22-
    Oct. 27
    NATURE TOTS
    Monday, September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 9:30 to 10:30am
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. This program is for ages 2 to 3 (w/parent) and the fee is $35/child.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 22-
    Oct. 27
    NATURE KIDS
    Monday, September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 11am to 12pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Explore and discover the natural world around us during the fall season through sensory activities, songs, movement and a short hike. This program is for ages 4 to 5 (w/parent) and the fee is $35/child.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 24-
    Oct. 29
    NATURE'S PLAYGROUP SESSION 1
    Wednesday, September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 9:30 to 10:30am
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, song, simple craft and discovery outings will highlight each day’s theme. This program is for ages 0 to 5 (w/parent) and the fee is $35/child.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 24-
    Oct. 29
    NATURE'S PLAYGROUP SESSION 2
    Wednesday, September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 11am to 12pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Little ones and their parents play and learn in the natural world. Stories, song, simple craft and discovery outings will highlight each day’s theme. This program is for ages 0 to 5 (w/parent) and the fee is $35/child.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 26
    ESTUARY SCIENCE LAB - OWL PELLETS
    Friday, September 26, 4:30-6pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Ever wonder what an owl eats? Discover fascinating facts about their diet by dissecting owl pellets and learn to identify what's inside. This program is for ages 10 - 16 and the fee is $8/person.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 27
    NATIONAL ESTUARIES DAY FESTIVAL
    Saturday, September 27, 12 - 5pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Where: ACLEC Pontoon Pier Property – Parking at the Center – Shuttle to Pier. Pre-registration required! Celebrate Where Rivers Meet the Sea! Canoe rides and races, refreshments, live music, fish seining, fishing derby, seedball slingshot, homemade boat contest, marsh snack shack, and lots more! This program is for all ages, under 13 w/adult and the fee is $10/car fee – collected at gate.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 27
    CHILDREN’S GARDENING
    Saturday, September 27, 10-11am
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Have fun growing food and flowers. Enjoy crafts, games, and science disguised as fun, as you learn about plants, life cycles, and prepare the food you grow. This program is for ages 5 - 10 and the fee is $5.00. The topic will beGarden Pizza.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Sep. 28
    GUIDED TOURS OF THE HISTORIC TUDOR HALL
    Sunday, September 28, 1pm & 2pm
    Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air MD 21015
    Visit Tudor Hall, Harford County's historic Booth family home and childhood home of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. $5.00 for those age 13 and older. For more info call 443-619-0008 or SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com
    Spirits of Tudor Hall or Email: SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com
    Sep. 28
    NATURE TALES
    Sunday, September 28 at 3:30pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Explore nature through a story. Listen to a tale about an animal or a habitat. Story time may include meeting a live critter, a simple craft or acting out the story. This is a free drop-in program for all ages and the topic will be turtles.
    For additional information or directions, please call 410.612.1688.
    Sep. 28
    NATIONAL ESTUARIES DAY CANOE
    Sunday, September 28, 9:30am-12pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    What is an estuary anyway? Nose around our corner of the Chesapeake Bay estuary, Otter Point Creek, and discover who and what lives here and what makes an estuary unique. Games and prizes! This program is for ages 8 - adult, under 13 w/adult and the fee is $12.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
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     ON GOING EVENTS DURING THE YEAR...
    April - October
    CRITTER CHOW-DOWN AT EDEN MILL NATURE CENTER
    Join us EVERY Wednesday at 3pm
    Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Rd. Pylesville, MD
    NEW! Join us EVERY Wednesday at 3:00pm in the nature center to feed our critters. Take a turn feeding one of the turtles or fish! The snakes may need some exercise and handling time as well! There is no fee for this program. Open to everyone :) Space is limited so PreRegistration is Required. 
    To register or for additional information, please call 410.836.3050.
    Third Thursday of the Month
    GIRLS NIGHT OUT IN DOWNTOWN BEL AIR
    Every Third Thursday of the Month from 5pm-8pm (Rain or Shine - All the Fun is inside)
    Downtown Bel Air
    Grab your girlfriends & come to Downtown Bel Air!
    Enjoy extended shopping hours along with specials & discounts in our many boutiques & restaurants!
    For additional information, please call 410.638.1023
    ONGOING
    HISTORIC GRIST MILL MUSEUM
    Monday-Friday: 9am-4:30pm and most Sundays: 1-5pm
    Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Rd. Pylesville, MD
    For those of you who like to take a step back in time, Eden Mill is the sight that can't be missed. For more than 200 years old, the mill was hailed as the most significant grist mills in Harford County MD. Filled with milling equipment and displays along with a vintage turn of the century power plant, Eden Mill is a must see experience for all ages.
    Please call Eden Mill at 410-836-3050 in advance to confirm.
    Sundays
    HISTORIC HAYS HOUSE
    Open every Sunday 1-4pm or by appointment
    Hays House, 324 S. Kenmore Avenue, Bel Air
    A collection of furniture, artwork, china, artifacts and other items of domestic life are exhibited. Built in 1788, the house reflects the prosperous lifestyle of the influential merchant and landowner after whom it is named. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Harford County, Inc.
    For additional information please call 410.838.1213.
    ONGOING
    HISTORIC SOCIETY OF HARFORD COUNTY
    143 N. Main Street, Bel Air
    Tuesday, Court Records, 10am-12pm and 1-2:30pm
    Wednesday, Archives, 7:30am-2pm
    Thursday, Research Library, 9am-3pm
    Every Fourth Saturday, Archives & Research Library, 10am-2pm

    Local historical exhibits, maps, plats, photographs, genealogy and 1800's newspapers. Admission $2 non-members.
    For additional information please call 410.838.7691.
    Sundays March - December
    LIRIODENDRON TOURS
    March through December - Open for tours Sunday from 1pm - 4pm
    Liriodendron Mansion, 502 Gordon Street, Bel Air
    Liriodendron is open for touring March through December. The home is closed for touring January - February but remains available for rental. The office remains open.
    For additional information, please call 410.836.2061
    DISCLAIMER: Events may be subject to change and/or cancellation. Please call to verify the date, time, and location when planning to attend. Information for all non county events is provided by external sources and is intended for general purposes only. While reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained, Harford County Government does not assume responsibility for changes made.
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