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     AUGUST 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
    Jun. 15-
    Aug. 30
    CREEK SNORKELING
    Sunday, June 15, Sunday, July 13, Saturday, July 26, Saturday, August 30; 12 - 2pm
    Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Rd. Pylesville, MD
    Creek Snorkeling Eden Mill Nature Center will be offering this course on June 15, July 13, July 26, or August 30 from 12-2 pm for ages adult to 10. The fee for the course is $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members. Creek snorkeling sounds like a strange idea. But the underwater world of our rivers and streams is amazing! Snorkeling is one of the most powerful experiences we can have in our rivers and streams and it reveals the unexpectedly beautiful sights of our freshwater environments. Join underwater naturalist Keith Williams as we explore the underwater world of Deer Creek. We can expect to see a variety of fish and incredible underwater stream scapes. Wear a bathing suit and shoes that will stay securely on feet in the river. Bring plenty of drinking water. We’ll provide the snorkeling gear. Pre-Registration IS required by calling 410-836-3050 or emailing edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com. Visit www.edenmill.org for more information!
    To register or for additional information, please call 410.836.3050. or Email: edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com
    Jun. 17-
    Aug. 19
    NATURE STORYBOOK ART
    June 17, 24; July 1, 8 & 15; July 22, 29 ; August 5, 12 &19, 10-noon; Aug 13, 12:30-2:20pm
    Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Rd. Pylesville, MD
    Nature Storybook Art-Session One Eden Mill Nature Center will be offering this session on June 17, 24; July 1, 8 & 15 from 10-12noon for ages 5-10. The fee is $65.00/members and $69.00/ non-members. Nature Storybook Art invites children to explore art activities with materials readily available in most homes and schools. The wide variety of activities require no prior expertise. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques. Each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Pre-Registration IS required by calling 410-836-3050 or emailing edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com. Visit www.edenmill.org for more information! Nature Storybook Art-Session Two Eden Mill Nature Center will be offering this session on July 22, 29 ; August 5, 12 & 19 from 10-12noon, except for Aug 13, which will be from 12:30-2:30 for ages 5-10. The fee is $65.00/members and $69.00/ non-members.. Nature Storybook Art invites children to explore art activities with materials readily available in most homes and schools. The wide variety of activities require no prior expertise. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques. Each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Art techniques include: drawing, painting, collage, crafting/constructing. Pre-Registration IS required by calling 410-836-3050 or emailing edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com. Visit www.edenmill.org for more information!
    To register or for additional information, please call 410.836.3050. or Email: edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com
    Jul. 1-
    Aug. 26
    PADDLE BOARD YOGA
    Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26; 6:30-8pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center is excited to partner with BeachBee Yoga and offer weekly sunset paddle board yoga classes on Otter Point Creek on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. Participants can expect a core conditioning and body strength-training workout that is low impact and totally different from anything they've done before. All classes are 90 minutes and will meet at the Pontoon Pier for a quick introduction, demo on launching the boards, correct paddle technique, and standing up once you’re ready. No paddling experience necessary, but a basic knowledge of yoga is helpful. This program is for ages 14 – adult and the fee is $30/person per class.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Jul. 19-
    Aug. 30
    SUMMER OBSERVATION HIKE
    Saturday, July 19 or August 30, 3 - 4:30pm
    Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Rd. Pylesville, MD
    Summer Hike Eden Mill Nature Center will be offering this course on July 19 or August 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM. all ages (under 12 must have a parent escort). The fee for the course is $5 for non-members and $3 for members. Come join EMNC for an afternoon hike through the trails to look for flora and fauna that are present in the Piedmont region. We will hike through woods, meadow and streamside floodplain habitats to observe who is out and about. Pre-Registration IS required by calling 410-836-3050 or emailing edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com. Visit www.edenmill.org for more information!
    To register or for additional information, please call 410.836.3050. or Email: edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com
    Aug. 10-
    Aug. 24
    PHENOFORAYS - BUTTERFLIES AND FLOWERS
    Sunday, August 10 & 24, 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 and butterflies for Project BudBurst and Nature’s Notebook, online databases to help scientists understand the effects of climate change on phenology of native species. Each monitoring date will include a brief 10 minute training on targeted species ID and data collection protocols before heading out into the field. Participants should be able to handle 1/2 mile of easy trail walking. This study is for ages 16 to adult.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Aug. 19
    ABERDEEN SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK - ACOUSTICALLY SOUND
    Tuesday, August 19, 7 pm
    Festival Park, Howard & Franklin Streets, Aberdeen
    FREE ADMISSION...Bring the family out for a relaxing Summer Evening. Come out with blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner and relax to the sounds of local entertainment through the Summer Nights. This event has been sponsored by the Aberdeen Board of Parks & Recreation. In the event of inclement weather, all performances will be held at Aberdeen Middle School, 111 Mount Royal Avenue, in the Multi-Purpose Room.
    For additional information, please call 410.939.6767
    Aug. 20
    BEL AIR SUMMER CONCERTS SERIES - ARMY FIELD BAND & SOLDIERS CHORUS
    Wednesday, August 20, 7 pm
    William A. Humbert Amphitheater, in Shamrock Park, Hickory & Lee Streets, Bel Air
    FREE ADMISSION...Bring the family out for a relaxing Summer Evening. Come out with blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic dinner and relax to the sounds of local entertainment through the Summer Nights. This event has been sponsored by the Bel Air Recreation Committee.
    For rain location and additional information, please call 410.803.9784
    Aug. 23
    STAR HIKE
    Saturday, August 23; 7:30 - 9pm
    Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Rd. Pylesville, MD
    Star Observation Hike Eden Mill Nature Center will be offering this course on August 23 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM for adults 18 and older. The fee for the course is $5 for non-members and $3 for members. Have you ever wondered about what constellations are visible in the summer sky? Come join Eden Mill for a night hike to become familiar with the major constellations visible this time of year as well as the stories behind how many received their names. Learn basic observation methods that can be used in the field as well as how to navigate at night using the stars by locating the North Star and the Summer Triangle. Pre-Registration IS required by calling 410-836-3050 or emailing edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com. Visit www.edenmill.org for more information!
    To register or for additional information, please call 410.836.3050. or Email: edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com
    Aug. 23
    INVASINATORS
    Saturday, August 23, 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. Participants receive an “Invasinators” T shirt after attending two work days. This program is for ages 14 - Adult.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Aug. 23
    WATER AND DIRT = MUD!
    Saturday, August 23, 3-4:30pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Put on your best mud duds for up close encounters with critters in puddles, ponds, streams and creeks. Make extra fancy mud balls as souvenirs of our adventure. Treat: worms in dirt! This program is for all ages, under 13 w/adult and the fee is $3/person
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Aug. 23
    OTTERS IN THE CREEK CANOE
    Saturday, August 23, 7:30-10:30am
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    In the cool early morning hours, glide quietly around the marsh to search for the elusive otters that call this habitat home. Participants meet at Bosely Conservancy This program is for ages 8 to Adult and the fee is $12.00/person.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Aug. 23
    MARSH POSIES MOSEY CANOE
    Saturday, August 23, 6-8:30pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Catch a peek at the late summer wildflowers blooming in the marsh under the golden glow of a summer sunset. This program is for ages 8 to Adult and the fee is $12.00/person.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Aug. 24
    GUIDED TOURS OF THE HISTORIC TUDOR HALL
    Sunday, August 24, 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
    Aug. 24
    MORNING SONG KAYAK
    Sunday, August 24, 7:30-10:30am
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    The early bird gets the worm, or fish in the case of the eagles and osprey! Paddle to Snake Island for breakfast al fresco and help with checklists for critters, birds, and blooms. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult and the fee is $14.00/person.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Aug. 30
    CRITTER DINNER TIME
    Saturday, August 30 at 1:30pm
    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.
    Aug. 30
    ROCKS STATE PARK TRAIL TREK
    Saturday, August 30, 9:30am-12pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Explore ridges and valleys surrounding Deer Creek and access the King and Queen Seat rock formation, a ceremonial site for Susquehannock and Mingo Indians. Two miles of moderately difficult hiking. Directions and parking location will be emailed. Participants meet at Rocks State Park. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult and the program is free.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Aug. 30
    GAME NIGHT CAMPFIRE
    Saturday, August 30, 7-8:30pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Campfires aren’t just for s’mores anymore! Join us for games as we sit ‘round the fire and enjoy the starry evening. Treats will be provided. This program is for families and the fee is $4/person or $14/family.
    Online registration at www.otterpointcreek.org or call 410-612-1688 for additional information.
    Aug. 31
    CREEK SPLASHING
    Sunday, August 31, 3-4:30pm
    Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon
    Let your fingers do the walking while investigating small streams found in Leight Park. Be ready to search for insect and animal signs, make your own nature boat, and more. This program is for ages 6 to 11 w/adult and the program is free.
    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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