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Reasons to

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Welcome! Just 25 miles north of Baltimore, Harford County offers world-class attractions, special events, and natural beauty. Whether you are relocating or just visiting, you will find so much to Love in Harford County! Throughout the guide look for the 25 visitor trivia questions that can be answered by going to the Where’s Wini ? video blog on our website.

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his year’s visitors’ guide will help you find ways to enjoy Harford as one of Maryland’s most family-friendly destinations. 2012 begins anniversary commemorations of the War of 1812 and the part that Harford County played in that important time in our nation’s destiny.

Melinda and I like to keep our 9 grandchildren busy visiting Harford County’s unique attractions. Whether we stroll along the promenade along the waterfront in historic Havre de Grace, visit one of our beautiful state parks, or enjoy popsicles on our own front porch on a summer evening, lasting memories are made here. Visit Ladew Topiary Gardens in the springtime or take a scenic drive through the northern part of the County to see beautiful and bountiful farms. Make your own memories as you explore our museums, trails, historic sites, and special events. I am proud to share this place I call home with you. Harford County…Love it! Cordially, David R. Craig County Executive

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Visitors’ Guide & Calendar of Events 2012 Our Towns 6-9 Bel Air, Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, White Hall, Pylesville, Whiteford, Street, Churchville, Darlington, Joppa, Abingdon, Edgewood, Belcamp, Monkton, Jarrettsville, Forest Hill, Fallston, Baldwin

Attractions 10-27 Arts & Culture Boating & Fishing Casino & Gaming Farms, Gardens & Wineries Landmarks, Museums, & Historic Sites Parks & Trails Sports Golf

Lodging 28-37 Lodging

County Map 32-33 Dining 38-43

Services 44-47 Community Resources Education Health/Medical Housing Real Estate Retail Towns/Visitor Centers

Shopping 48-49

Where’s Wini? Trivia

Questions are throughout the Guide. Trivia answers are found on page 62.

Passport to Savings

Tourism Partners showing this symbol in the guide have special savings offers online. Go to www.harfordmd.com for Most of the listings in this guide your Passport to Savings! are our Tourism Partners. Do you want to be listed next year? Special thanks to Kathy Whitehead and For more information on how to Leo Heppner (www.heppnerimaging.com) for the photography used throughout become a Tourism Partner call this guide. (410) 638-3327.

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This is the official visitor’s guide for the Harford County Office of Tourism. This guide cannot be reproduced in whole or in part, copied, transmitted, printed, saved or archived by any means, in any form, on any device, through any software or hardware, virtual or real, now or in the future, without express, prior, written consent by an officer of The Souza Agency, Inc. Listings, descriptions, and ads in the guide are based on information provided either by Harford County or the advertisers as of December 31st, 2011. While reasonable efforts have been taken to provide accurate, up-to-date information, neither The Souza Agency, Inc. nor Harford County assumes any liability for any errors in, changes to, omissions from, or any other perceived or actual issues with this guide, or from the use of any guide information, or from any damages of any kind resulting therefrom or in connection therewith. © Copyright 2011 The Souza Agency, Inc. All rights reserved. Publishing and production by The Souza Agency, 2547 Housley Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 • 410.573.1300 • Fax 410.573.1305 • info@souza.com • www.souza.com

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ocated in the heart of Harford County, Bel Air offers big-city convenience in a small town package. The County seat’s picturesque parks, rambling Victorians, cordial pubs, and charming boutiques welcome visitors. Trendy stores and restaurant chains fuse with farmers markets and local craftsmen to offer a wide variety of cuisine, goods, and gifts. Nestled between manicured suburbs and scenic pastures, Main Street Bel Air hums with cultural activity year round. Popular annual events include the Chocolate Festival, the Farm Fair, and the Maryland State BBQ Bash. Many new residential developments surround the town. Bel Air is the perfect place to enjoy a night out with friends at one of its popular downtown eateries. www.belairmd.org • www.downtownbelair.com

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ocated in eastern Harford County on the banks of the Susquehanna River is a charming waterfront community rich with history and maritime heritage. Unique on the Chesapeake, Havre de Grace offers a truly authentic Chesapeake Bay experience, with a delightful mix of restaurants, unique bed and breakfast inns, specialty boutiques and antique shops. Waterfront trails, world-class golf, scenic parks, and a thriving arts community characterize this quaint city by the Bay. www.hdgtourism.com • www.mainstreethdg.com

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berdeen’s convenient location on the I-95 corridor has made it one of Harford County’s fastest growing communities and created high demand for business and tourist activity. Located in northeast Harford County, Aberdeen is a diverse municipality successfully balancing a booming technology sector with the warmth of small town flavor. A unique hometown energy is generated here by the synergy of high-tech companies, like Battelle and APG, who are partnering with family oriented communities in handsome neighborhoods to­­build advanced educational environments, like the Higher Education and Conference Center at HEAT. An “All-America” City rich with history, diversity, technological advancement and growth. Also the home of Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen offers retail shopping, excellent family restaurants, and a large cluster of the county’s full-service hotels. www.aberdeen-md.org • www.aberdeencc.com

Aberdeen

White Hall, Pylesville, Whiteford, Street, Churchville & Darlington icturesque landscapes adorned with sprawling farm homes, rambling hills, cheerful orchards and bustling villages characterize scenic north Harford. The immense natural area, bordered by southern Pennsylvania and the Susquehanna River, has been largely preserved for agriculture and is home to a thriving thoroughbred breeding industry. Formerly the home of an enterprising slate and green marble mining industry, area attractions now include Fiore Winery, Geneva Farm Golf Course, and Rocks State Park. Numerous outdoor festivals and events take place annually including the Fiore Wine and Jazz Festival, and the Darlington Apple Festival.

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riven by its strategic location, proximity to I-95, thriving business environment, and easily accessible MARC Train access, Southern Harford County teems with activity. The diverse and culturally rich area is home to some of Harford’s largest companies, including SafeNet, SAIC, EAI Corporation, Custom Direct, McCormick and Company and Procter & Gamble. Along the Route 40 Corridor, which joins Baltimore, Harford, and Cecil County, find outstanding golf courses, recreation centers, large movie-theaters, trendy brand-name stores, and state-of-the-art libraries. Built on the shoreline of Gunpowder Ridge, the water-oriented community of Joppa offers many recreational activities.

Southern Harford County

Monkton, Jarrettsville, Forest Hill, Fallston & Baldwin

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ordered by Baltimore County, Mid-Western Harford County offers residents express access to urban amenities without compromising its suburban appeal. Its strategic location, scenic setting, and abundant recreational opportunities have made it one of the wealthiest and fastest growing regions in the County. Sophisticated boutiques, contemporary athletic clubs, convenience stores, and fine dining frame this once largely agricultural community. Western Harford attractions include Ladew Topiary Gardens, a 22-acre world-renowned historic manor home and garden, and Boordy Vineyard, a nearby Baltimore County winery.

Mid-Western Harford County

A Great Place to Live, Work & Play

Stop in at our Visitors Center 37-41 North Main St.

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mmerse yourself in Harford’s arts and culture. Both Havre de Grace and Bel Air now boast arts and entertainment districts and are home to numerous galleries and special events like First Fridays. Harford Community College serves as a cultural cornerstone offering musical performances, children’s theater, ballet and more. Whether you want to enjoy the talent of others or begin to nurture your own, our partners provide many opportunities to explore the creative side of our community.

Arts & Culture

Center for the Arts at Tudor Hall

17 Tudor Lane • Bel Air, MD 21015 • (410) 838-2177 • The Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a home for the arts in Harford County. Offices are located at Tudor Hall, the childhood home of John Wilkes Booth and acclaimed Shakespearean Actors Junius and Edwin Booth is open for tours by appointment. www.centerfortheartsharford.org

Harford Community College

401 Thomas Run Rd • Bel Air, MD 21015 • (443) 412-2408 • Harford Community College, founded in 1957, offers high quality educational experiences for the community and promotes lifelong learning, workforce development, and social and cultural enrichment. www.harford.edu

Harford County Cultural Arts Board

212 South Bond Street • Bel Air, MD 21014 • (410) 638-3578 • Premier local resource for arts, cultural and historical organizations, individual artists and the residents of Harford County, Maryland. HCCAB provides financial, advocacy and administrative support to its local arts and cultural groups. www.culturalartsboard.org

Havre de Grace Arts Commission

3 Concord Place • Havre de Grace, MD 21014 • (410) 939-4441 • The Havre de Grace Arts Commission is committed to coordinating, promoting and supporting the performing and fine arts events within the City of Havre de Grace. www.havredegracemd.com

Maryland Faerie Festival

2564 Silver Road • Darlington, MD 21034 • (410) 457-4038 • The Maryland Faerie Festival provides atmosphere and entertainment inspired by Faerie folklore and of course, the faeries themselves. The Festival, as a nonprofit organization, provides educational outreach opportunities for groups promoting diligent stewardship of Nature. (##!"!D$ESTINATIONPUBPDF0www.marylandfaeriefestival.com

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AUGUST 10TH - 19TH RIPKEN ACADEMY ABERDEEN, MARYLAND The Cal Ripken World Series is the culminating tournament of the Babe Ruth League’s 12u Cal Ripken Division at the Ripken Academy in Aberdeen,

Celebrating 10 years of baseball and fun at Ripken Stadium

MD. This exciting, world-class, international tournament features 16 teams comprised of the top 11 and 12-year old baseball players from around the world. Join us all week at this FREE event. Be sure not to miss it! Check worldseries.ripkenbaseball.com to find out more info .

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eady to make a splash in Harford County? Anglers of all ages enjoy our scenic piers, well-stocked ponds and waterways. Find some of the best trout fishing in Maryland in Deer Creek. Try a family canoe trip in a state park, take in a sunset onboard a Skipjack or watch the Thursday evening sailboat races from the Havre de Grace shore line—you won’t mind getting wet in Harford! Visit our website for information on boat ramps and marinas.

Boating & Fishing

Lantern Queen

100 Congress Ave. • Havre de Grace • MD 21078 • (410) 939-1468 • Year-round cruises. Cruise and dine aboard an authentic Sternwheeler Riverboat. Join a public dinner cruise or charter The Lantern Queen for your own special event. Weddings are our specialty! www.lanternqueen.com

Skipjack Martha Lewis

121 N. Union Ave. • Havre de Grace, MD • 21078 • (410) 939-4078 • Harford County’s only floating museum—The Skipjack Martha Lewis. Clean, sleek lines and raked mast, the historic skipjack is a beautiful reminder of Chesapeake Bay heritage. www.chesapeakeheritage.org

Casino & Gaming

Hollywood Casino Perryville

1201 Chesapeake Overlook Parkway • Perryville, MD 21903 • (410) 378-8500 • Everywhere you look there’s endless excitement and the kind of thrills you just don’t find anywhere else; like 1,500 Vegas-style slot machines, dining that always gets two forks up and the kind of red carpet service you would expect in Hollywood! www.hollywoodcasinoperryville.com

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pend some quality family time exploring a local orchard or enjoy an evening hayride at a Twilight Farmers Market. Harford County’s world-renowned gardens and international award-winning wineries make a picturesque picnic spot. Be sure to discover

Farms, Gardens & Wineries

the new Piedmont Wine Trail in Harford and Baltimore Counties.

Applewood Farm

4435 Prospect Rd • Whiteford, MD 21160 • (410) 836-1140 • Seasonal Oct-Dec, Sat-Sun 10-4 p.m. Pumpkins, cornmaze, petting zoo, train rides, hayrides, Christmas trees, school tours (Spring and Fall), parties, and quality family fun! www.applewoodfarm.org

Fiore Winery

3026 Whiteford Rd • Pylesville, MD 21132 • (410) 879-4007 • Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 12-5 p.m. Discover the flavors of Harford County, grown to perfection and bottled with nearly twenty generations of Italian winemaking tradition. www.fiorewinery.com

Harford County Division of Agriculture

220 South Main St • Bel Air, MD 21014 • (410) 638-3111 • The Division of Agriculture works to maintain the viability of agriculture in Harford County through marketing, promotions and training. www.harfordfarms.com www.harfordmd.com

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Ladew Topiary Gardens

3535 Jarrettsville Pike • Monkton, MD 21111 • (410) 557-9570 • Tours held April 1-Oct 31, Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat-Sun 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. These world-renowned gardens include over 100 topiaries on 22 acres. Fox hunting memorabilia and antiques fill the 1747 Manor House. Nature walk, Café, Gift Shop and historical display. www.ladewgardens.com

Mount Felix Vineyard & Winery / Villa at Mount Felix Manor

2000-A Level Rd • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-0913 • Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 12-5 p.m. or by appointment. Harford County's premier Private Villa. Our guests are surrounded by beautiful views of our vineyard that overlook the Chesapeake Bay. Enjoy a tasting of our wines while relaxing in our "little slice of heaven!" Wind, Water and Wine...enjoy the views one sip at a time. Overnight accommodations available. www.mountfelix.com

Swan Harbor Farm

401 Oakington Rd • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-6767 • Open year-round, dawn to dusk. A 531 acre historic waterfront estate specializing in weddings, special events and corporate affairs. Featuring a beautifully restored circa 1700 stately home, lovely landscaped grounds and a pier and gazebo overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. www.swanharborfarm.org

6. Where does Gilmore’s Raid take place every July?

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8. What landmark is located at the joining of the Susquehanna and Chesapeake Bay?

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hat kind of boat did John Smith use during his exploration of the Bay? Why were bridges covered? From where can you take a frostbite nature walk? Our unique historic attractions make history inspiring and fun.

Landmarks, Museums & Historic Sites Concord Point Lighthouse/O’Neil House

Concord & Lafayette Sts • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-3213 • Open May-Oct on Sat, Sun & Holidays from 1-5 p.m. Grounds open year-round. Built in 1827, the Concord Point Lighthouse is the second oldest tower lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay and the oldest continuous lighthouse in Maryland. It is located where the Susquehanna River meets the tidal flow of the Chesapeake Bay. www.concordpointlighthouse.org

Conowingo Dam

US 1 • Darlington, MD 21034 • (410) 457-5011 • Conowingo Dam is one of the largest hydroelectric plants in the nation. The dam forms a freshwater lake 14 miles long which is a year round angler’s dream. Be sure to catch the “fish lift” in the Spring.

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum

215 Giles St • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-3739 • Mon-Sat 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun 12-4 p.m. The Decoy Museum celebrates the unique American folk art of decoy carving, the heritage of Havre de Grace and Upper Chesapeake Bay. www.decoymuseum.com

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum

100 Lafayette St • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-4800 • Open June-Aug 7 days 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sept-May, closed on Tues & Thurs. Situated “Where Bay Life Begins” the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum features exhibits and programs interpreting the rich cultural heritage of the Native Americans, European Settlers, and watermen unique to our region. www.hdgmaritimemuseum.org

Hays House Museum

324 Kenmore Avenue • Bel Air, MD 21014 • (410) 838-7691 • Sun 1-4 p.m. The Hays House Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the daily life of a well-to-do family during the Federal period of American history. www.harfordhistory.net

Historic Jerusalem Mill Village/Jericho Covered Bridge

2813 Jerusalem Rd • Kingsville, MD 21087 • (410) 877-9560 • Sat-Sun 1-4 p.m. This living history destination from the 1770’s is one of the oldest most intact mill villages in Maryland. Experience living history every Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Activities include blacksmith, gunshop, colonial kitchen, museum, 1930’s general store, gift shop and the annual Colonial Craftsman Weekend Fair. www.jerusalemmill.org

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12. What was the theme of Brad’s corn maze last year? Ladew Topiary Gardens

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La Banque de Fleuve

321 St. John Street • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 942-1444 • Enjoy the romance of the Chesapeake Bay in our elegantly restored c.1905 bank building. With stained glass windows, marble accents, exquisite chandeliers and hardwood flooring, La Banque de Fleuve is both unique and enchanting for any wedding or event. www.LaBanquedeFleuve.com

Liriodendron

502 W. Gordon Street • Bel Air, MD 21014 • (410) 879-4424 • March-Dec Sun 1-4 p.m. Built in 1898 by a prominent Johns Hopkins physician, Dr. Howard Kelly, Liriodendron Mansion is a beautiful, palladian style building ideal for special events. Outside features a terrace with wisteria covered archways and a boxwood garden. Free Admission. www.liriodendron.com

Steppingstone Museum

461 Quaker Bottom Rd • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-2999 • Open Weekends May-Sept 1-4 p.m. Spend the afternoon touring the site of a once-working Harford County Farm. Tour a stone farmhouse, outbuildings, canning house, carriage barn and other exhibits. Admission. www.steppingstonemuseum.org

Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace at the Lockhouse

817 Conesteo St • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-5780 • April-Oct Fri-Sun 1-5 p.m. The Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace at the Lockhouse is a private, non-profit institution that collects, documents and preserves the cultural heritage of the City of Havre de Grace and its important role in 19th century canal era for the purpose of promoting history. www.thelockhousemuseum.org

“The Most Outstanding Topiary Garden in America” —THE GARDEN CLUB OF AMERICA—

Open April 1 – October 31, 2012 3535 Jarrettsville Pike Monkton, Maryland 21111 Information | 410.557.9466 www.LadewGardens.com

Check out nearly 100 year–round events on LadewGardens.com, or call for a calendar.

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13. What is the second highest vertical waterfall in Maryland, and what movie was it featured in?

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ome to three of Maryland’s popular state parks, natural beauty and outdoor adventure abounds in Harford County. Locals and visitors alike enjoy numerous scenic woodland and waterside trails. Waterfalls, and rock formations and hundreds of bird species can be spotted in our parks. Hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and rock climbing are just some of the activities available here. Harford County offers 103 parks! www.harfordcountymd.gov/parks_rec/

Parks & Trails

Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

700 Otter Point Rd • Abingdon, MD 21009 • (410) 612-1688 • Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Located on Otter Point Creek, this 600+ acre portion of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve offers public programs including canoeing, nature hikes, and children’s activities. Free admission. www.otterpointcreek.org

Eden Mill Park Nature Center & Historic Mill

1617 Eden Mill Road • Pylesville, MD 21132 • (410) 836-3050 • Most Mon-Fri 9 a.m.4:30 p.m.; Select Sat in July; Sun through October 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; Hours subject to change. Call to ensure center is open. Bordering Deer Creek, this facility offers a variety of outdoor adventure activities including 5 miles of hiking trails, canoeing, bird watching and a nature center located in a restored Grist Mill. Free admission. www.edenmill.org 20 www.harfordmd.com

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Gunpowder Falls State Park

P.O. Box 480 • 2813 Jerusalem Rd • Kingsville, MD 21087 • (410) 592-2897 •18,000 scenic acres in the Gunpowder River Valley including both Baltimore & Harford Counties. The park features over 100 miles of trails, trout streams and the historic village of Jerusalem Mill, an 18th century grist mill company town. Other park areas include a multi-use rail trail, swimming beach, picnic area, and marina. www.dnr.state.md.us

Kilgore Falls/Falling Branch Area

3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Rd • Jarrettsville, MD 21084 • (410) 557-7994 • Located 5 miles north of Rocks Sate Park. Hike 1/2 mile to the second highest vertical waterfall in Maryland that was featured in the Disney movie Tuck Everlasting. Trail is suitable for families. Trail access: Route 24 north through Rocks State Park; turn left on St. Mary’s Rd; turn right on Falling Branch Rd. Parking lot is on the right. Rocks State Park, (410) 557-7994. www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/rocks.html

Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway

4948 Conowingo Rd •Darlington, MD 21034 • (410) 457-2482 • Our mission is to stimulate local economic activity while linking natural, historic and cultural resources by building 40 miles of continuous public recreation trails connecting Harford & Cecil Counties. www.hitourtrails.com

Ma & Pa Heritage Trail

702 N Tollgate Rd • Bel Air, MD 21014 • The Ma & Pa Heritage Trail is a walking/running and bicycle trail that follows the former railroad corridor. The trail is composed of three segments, Bel Air (3.4 miles) and Forest Hill (1.7 miles) and Edgely Grove (1.4 miles). Dogs can play and run free in the fenced area of The Dog Park. www.mapatrail.org

Rocks State Park

3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Rd • Jarrettsville, MD 21084 • (410) 557-7994 • This day-use park in located on MD24, eight miles north of Bel Air, and is situated on 850 acres bordering Deer Creek. A popular feature is the throne-like rock formation called the King and Queen Seats where, according to legend, Indian Chieftains once sat in tribal council. Enjoy rock climbing, picnicking, hiking, tubing, canoeing, fishing and seasonal bow hunting. www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/rocks.html

Susquehanna State Park

4122 Wilkinson Rd • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410)7349035 • This park is home to some of the most popular mountain biking trails in Maryland and the Susquehanna River beckons both fishermen and boaters. Discover the Rock Run Historical Area with its working grist mill, the Archer Mansion, Jersey Toll House, Susquehanna Tidewater Canal and family-friendly campground. www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/susquehanna.html www.harfordmd.com • 888.544.Go95

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arford County is fast becoming a premier destination for professional and amateur sports. Home to baseball legend Cal Ripken, Ripken Stadium and the Aberdeen IronBirds—Harford’s baseball greatness is just the beginning! Offering six challenging and diverse public golf courses including the nationally-ranked Bulle Rock, Harford County is now emerging in the competitive arenas of soccer and lacrosse with Cedar Lane, a new lighted 13 field sports complex.

Sports

Aberdeen IronBirds & Ripken Stadium

873 Long Drive • Aberdeen, MD • 21001 • (410) 297-9292 Experience one of the best minor league baseball complexes in the Country. Whether you join us for a traditional family outing or one of our popular steamed crab nights, there’s not a bad seat in the house! www.ironbirdsbaseball.com • www.ripkenstadium.com

Bel Air Athletic Club

658 Boulton St • Bel Air, MD 21014 • (410) 838-2670 • Mon-Fri 5a.m.-11p.m.; Sat 7a.m.7p.m.; Sun 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Bel Air Athletic Club has motivated Harford County residents for the past 27 years. Experience our group fitness and cycling classes, master’s swim lessons, personal training and kids programs. You are sure to find everything your family needs for an energized lifestyle at BAAC. www.belairathleticclub.com

Cedar Lane Regional Park

1100 Cedar Lane • Bel Air, MD 21015 (443) 807-1767 • A premier recreation facility, Cedar Lane Regional Park is a state-of-the-art 110 acre multi-sport recreational complex for local and regional use. Home to the Baltimore Bohemians, a USL team. www.cedarlanesports.org

Light Flight Balloons

P. O. Box 837 • Bel Air, MD 21014 • (410) 836-1116 • Maryland’s premier hot air balloon ride and biplane flight company. With over 60 years of combined experience, our pilots offer unique and breathtaking experiences! www.fun-flying.com

The Arena Club

2304 Churchville Road • Bel Air, MD 21015• 410-734-7300 •Full service fitness facility featuring an indoor turf field and largest water park in Harford County. We serve fitness and fun! Locally owned and operated. www.thearenaclub.com

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Open all year to the public

A must-play for the serious player A course everyone can enjoy...

1827 Mountain Rd. Joppa, MD 21085 410.836.9600 www.mountainbranch.com Just two miles from I95 Exit 74

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Bulle Rock Golf Course

320 Blenheim Lane • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-8887 • This Pete Dye masterpiece is Maryland’s #1 rated public golf course and nationally ranked in all major golf publications. This is the “Must Play” course in the state. Bulle Rock also features an outstanding restaurant. www.bullerock.com

Geneva Farm Golf Club

217 Davis Rd • Street, MD 21154 • (410) 452-8800 • 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 7 days a week. Closed Christmas. 18 hole public golf course, driving range, putting green, pro shop, full service restaurant and bar, banquet facility and pavilion. www.genevafarmgolf.com

Maryland Golf and Country Clubs

1335 East MacPhail Rd • Bel Air, MD 21014 •(410) 879-2025 • Maryland Golf & Country Clubs is a private, full-service country club where families come to play. We offer golf, tennis, swimming and social event opportunities. www.marylandgcc.org

Mountain Branch Golf Course, Grille & Pub

1827 Mountain Rd • Joppa, MD 21085 • (410) 836-9600 • A golf and entertainment experience including a challenging, 18-hole golf course, the Grille & Pub–a destination restaurant and an events venue that specializes in weddings, celebrations, and golf outings. Open to the public year round. Semi-private golf course with memberships available. www.mountainbranch.com

The Courses at Aberdeen Proving Ground

5600 Maryland Boulevard • APG, MD 21005 • (410) 278-4794 • Ruggles is an 18-hole championship course designed by Ed Ault. Exton is a regulation 9-hole golf course. Harford County residents are eligible for membership. www.apgmwr.com/recreation/golf/

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Lodging

Bar Harbor RV Park & Marina

4228 Birch Ave • Abingdon, MD 21009 • (410) 679-0880 • 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Waterfront RV park with 4 point hook-ups. www.barharborrvpark.com

Best Western–Invitation Inn

1709 Edgewood Rd • Edgewood, MD 21040 • (410) 679-9700 • Clean, comfortable and affordable accommodations with friendly service featuring FREE wireless HSIA, deluxe breakfast, fitness room, and full service restaurant and bar. Pets welcome! www.bestwesterninvitationinn.com

Budget Inn of Aberdeen

1112 S. Philadelphia Blvd. • Aberdeen, MD 21001 • (410) 272-2401 • Quality Rooms with affordable rates. Microfridge, wireless Internet, free coffee, guest laundry, king size beds, just 1 mile from Aberdeen Proving Ground. Convenient to APG-Edgewood, Bel Air and Havre de Grace. www.budgetinnaberdeen.com

Candlewood Suites

4216 Philadelphia Road • Bel Air, MD 21015 • (410) 914-3060 • Offers apartment-like suites to government, business, relocation, training and extended stay hotel guests requiring long or short term hotel or real estate accommodations. www.candlewoodsuites.com

Clarion Aberdeen

980 Hospitality Way • Aberdeen, MD 21001 • (410) 273-6300 • Harford County’s premier full service hotel featuring Durango’s Southwestern Grille and the Diamond Night Club. www.clarionaberdeen.com

Country Inn & Suites Bel Air/Aberdeen

1435 Handlir Drive • Bel Air, MD 21015 • (410) 297-9444 • Located off I-95, minutes from Aberdeen Proving Ground. Offering complimentary breakfast buffet, light dinner on weekdays, freshly baked cookies. New Fitness Center by Precor, Business Center, flexible meeting space, and high-speed internet access. www.countryinns.com/riversidemd

Courtyard by Marriott, Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium

830 Long Drive • Aberdeen, MD 21001 • (410) 272-0440 • Accommodations with contemporary décor and amenities. The Home Plate Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Visit The Warehouse Lounge for nighttime entertainment. Only minutes from Aberdeen Proving Ground, the HEAT Center and Bulle Rock Golf Course. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bwibd-courtyard-aberdeen/ www.harfordmd.com • 888.544.Go95 29


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Terri ShepkeHeppner 410.530.9711

Leo Heppner 443.421.1662

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Heppner Imaging Where Art Meets Technology P.O. Box 239, Havre de Grace, MD 21078


Economy Inn

692 S. Philadelphia Blvd. • Aberdeen, MD 21001 • (410) 272-1100 • Quality rooms with affordable rates. Next to Golden Corral. Super Walmart nearby. Just 1/2 mile from downtown Aberdeen and 1 mile from Aberdeen Proving Ground. www.economyinnaberdeen.com

Hilton Garden Inn, Aberdeen

1050 Beards Hill Rd • Aberdeen, MD 21001 • (410) 272-1777 • The Hilton Garden Inn offers 96 of the finest accommodations and service in the area. An elegant banquet hall is available for wedding receptions and events. www.hiltongardeninn.hilton.com

Holiday Inn Chesapeake House

1007 Beards Hill Rd • Aberdeen, MD 21001 • (410) 272-8100 • The Holiday Inn Chesapeake House features a restaurant and lounge, 24 hour fitness center and business center, indoor pool and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. www.holiday-inn.com/aberdeenmd

Homewood Suites Bel Air

4170 Philadelphia Rd • Bel Air, MD 21015 • (410) 297-8585 • Upscale extended stay property that offers oversized suites with fully equipped kitchenettes. Suite-start breakfast each morning and Welcome Home Reception Mon-Thurs. www.belair.homewoodsuites.com

LaQuinta Inn, Aberdeen

793 W. Bel Air Ave • Aberdeen, MD 21001 • (410) 272-6000 • Located off I-95 2.4 miles from Aberdeen Proving Ground. La Tolteca Restaurant/Lounge on premises. Also serving complimentary hot breakfast buffet. Fitness center, business center and rooms with microwave, refrigerator and Free HSIA. www.lq.com

Residence Inn, Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium

830 Long Dr • Aberdeen, MD 21001 • (410) 272-0444 • All suites, all the comforts. The perfect extended stay location. With room to relax, room to work and room to breathe, our spacious suites are ideal for travelers away from home for multiple nights. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bwide-residence-inn-aberdeen-at-ripken-stadium/

Springhill Suites Edgewood/Aberdeen

1420 Handlir Dr • Bel Air, MD 21015 • (410) 297-4970 • Springhill Suites by Marriott offers spacious studio suites for the price of a regular hotel room. Value added services include free HSIA, business services and breakfast buffet. www.springhillsuites.com/bwiab

Super 8/Havre de Grace

929 Pulaski Hwy • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-1880 • Amenities include free Internet access in all rooms, data port telephones, SuperStart breakfast, local calls, and parking. www.Super8hdg.com

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SmithSonian Exhibit Coming to harford County The United States was populated through immigration, migration, and transportation, but it was the dream to create a better life that made it a Nation. Journey Stories, a traveling exhibition on loan from the Smithsonian Institution, is the story of our need to move and expand – to journey. This exhibit will be at the Abingdon Library from May 19 to July 6, 2012 and is made possible by the Maryland Humanities Council. Planned events around the exhibit include visits by historians and authors; accompanying exhibits at sites across the county; special programming; and volunteer opportunities.

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Vandiver Inn

301 South Union Ave • Havre de Grace, MD • 21078 • (800) 245-1655 • 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily. Comfortable, elegant boutique lodging and event center in the heart of historic Havre de Grace. Beautiful guest rooms, on-site gourmet catering for events up to 150! www.vandiverinn.com

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Enjoy. The Ideal Choice. o Easy Reservations o In-Suite Kitchen o Large Workspace o Free Local Calls o Free High-Speed Internet Access o Free Guest Laundry o Gazebo Grill o Lending Library o Fitness Gym

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Darlington in Autumn The Homewood Suites Aberdeen~Bel Air 4170 Philadelphia Road Bel Air, MD 21015 Give the kids a room of their own. My Homewood.

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Located less than 5 miles from APG, Bel Air and Aberdeen! Enjoy a spacious suite, complimentary hot breakfast every morning, Welcome Home® reception (M-TH), and an indoor pool. A great value for a small price! Visit www.belair.homewoodsuites.com or dial (410) 297-8585 Actor dramatization. Personalized hotel services are offered at the discretion of each hotel and may vary. © 2009 Hilton Hotels Corporation

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Downtown Aberdeen

18. If spending $100 at a local shop, how much of that would come back to the Harford County economy?

19. What is the name of the last Maryland-bred Preakness Winner?

Harford County’s Full Service Business Hotel

Elegant Banquet Rooms and Business Friendly Meeting Rooms up to 250 people. Also offering off-premise catering for all business and social events. • Our Newly-Renovated Guest Rooms Include: Pet Friendly Rooms Pillow-top Mattresses Refrigerators and Microwaves 32" Flat Panel TV with Showtime Lodge Net Pay-Per-View Movies and Nintendo • Handicap accessible and non-smoking rooms available • Large desks, computer hook-ups, voice mail and high-speed internet

• Our Guests Also Enjoy: Fitness Center Seasonal Outdoor Pool Business Center with high-speed internet Room Service available from 6 am until 10 pm • The Diamond Nite Club, the areas’ premier Night Club • Durango’s Southwestern Grille serving breakfast, lunch, & dinner

980 Hospitality Way • Aberdeen, MD 21001 410.273.6300 • www.clarionaberdeen.com

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Connecting Buyers & Sellers in Harford & Cecil Counties for Over 33 Years 414 S. Main Street Bel Air, MD 21014

WE S P E C I A L I Z E IN R E LOC AT I O N S ERVICES ! Quality -ser vice a ward winner of f er ing assist ance wit h: • Residential Sales

Family Owned & Operated!

• Commercial Sales • Renting and Leasing • Relocation • Appraisals • Market Analysis • Career Opportunities

Patricia Diana Howard Broker, Owner, ABR, GRI, CRS 2008 Harford County Realtor of the Year

c. 410.916.5737 www.C21Diana.com TriciaHoward@verizon.net

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Each Office is Independently Owned & Operated

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ill it be lunch in a lively pub? Breakfast over easy in a neighborhood café or wine dinners on the waterfront? Its all here. Whether its Cajun style you crave, or authentic Italian, visit all of our Restaurant Partners during June’s Restaurant Week and all year round. What’s on your plate?

Dining

Chiapparelli’s Italian Cuisine

400 N. Union Ave • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-5440 • Open Daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Seventy-five years of rich traditional Italian recipes are brought to you in an historic dining room that was built 1896. www.chiapparellishdg.com

Clarence's Taste of New Orleans

2131 Old Edgewood Rd • Edgewood, MD 21040 • (410) 612-0700 • Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri 11 a.m.-midnight; Sat 4 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sun 4-8 p.m. Cajun, Creole and Chesapeake specialties prepared by New Orleans Chef/Owner Clarence. Cozy, casual fullservice restaurant with pub. Kids menu available. www.clarencestasteofneworleans.com

Coakley’s Pub

406 St. John St • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-8888 • Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-9 a.m.; Bar open until 2 a.m. nightly. Coakley’s Pub is family owned and operated and is a casual family style pub serving lunch and dinner 7 days a week. www.coakleyspub.net

Durango’s Southwestern Grille

980 Hospitality Way • Aberdeen, MD 21001 • (410) 273-6300 • Our full service casual dining Durango’s Southwestern Grille is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious steak, a cup of our award-winning Cream of Crab Soup or one of our many Southwestern dishes. Relax after dinner in our Durango’s Café and bar and enjoy a glass of one of our fine wines, draft beer, or a cocktail of your choice. www.clarionaberdeen.com

Giovanni’s Restaurant

2101 Pulaski Hwy • Edgewood, MD 21040 • (410) 676-8100 • Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri 11 a.m.-Midnight; Sat 4 p.m.-Midnight; Sun 2 p.m.-Midnight. Family owned and operated for 30 years. Friendly atmosphere. Great food, great service. Live music! Dinner and dancing. www.giovannis-rest.com

Josef’s Country Inn

2410 Pleasantville Rd • Fallston, MD 21047 • (410) 877-7800 • Josef’s continues to set the standards for comfort, fine cuisine, and gracious service. We are here for you and we’re confident you will enjoy your meal. Guten Appetit!

La Cucina

105 North Washington St • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-1401 • Sun 12-9 p.m.; Mon-Thurs 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Truly authentic Italian foods. An award-winning local favorite. Experience our family recipes and warm hospitality. www.lacucinahavredegrace.com www.harfordmd.com • 888.544.Go95

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fresh seafood & steaks enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner happy hour

breathtaking view spectacular food

mon-fri 3pm-7pm live entertainment weekly expansive menu banquet room available reservations accepted 300 Franklin Street Havre de Grace, MD 410-939-3313 www.tidewatergrille.com

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Laurrapin Grille

209 N. Washington St • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-3663 • Tues-Sun open at 11 a.m.; closed Mon. Laurrapin is a product of its place, local in every sense…local farmers and local tastes, local vendors and local artisans. Local community and local people. Tasty in every way. www.laurrapin.com

Liberatore’s

588 Baltimore Pike • Bel Air, MD 21014 • (410) 838-9100 • Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri & Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. 12-9 p.m. Lounge open late every night. If our elaborate two story design, casual atmosphere and great service don’t tempt you to visit us, our delicious menu will. Full of flavor and style. Must see. www.liberatores.com

MacGregor's Restaurant & Catering

331 St. John St • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-3003 • Open 365 days a year in historic Havre de Grace where all tables have a water view. Award-winning food, serving lunch, dinner, lite fare and Sunday Brunch. Historic building, outside deck and gazebo bar; on-site and off-premises catering. Children welcome, handicap accessible. www.macgregorsrestaurant.com

MaGerk’s Pub

120 S. Bond St • Bel Air, MD 21014 • (410) 638-7701 • We are a local neighborhood bar and restaurant specializing in Philadelphia style cheese steaks with an extensive menu and friendly service. Catering events from intimate to grand! Catering rooms: fireplace bar holds 35-45; stage bar with mixed seating up to 80, and cocktails up to 300. www.magerks.com

Mountain Branch Golf Course, Grille & Pub

1827 Mountain Rd • Joppa, MD 21085 • (410) 836-9600 • Mon & Wed 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tues, Thurs-Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday Brunch 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. A destination restaurant serving classic and new American cuisine. Spacious patios afford outdoor dining, weather permitting. A local favorite known for its award-winning Sunday Brunch, Thursday deck parties, and fine à la carte menu. We specialize in weddings, celebrations, and golf outings. www.mountainbranch.com

Pairings Bistro

2105 Laurel Bush Road • Bel Air, MD 21015 • (410) 569-5006 • Tues-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun 3 p.m.- 9 p.m. Pairing of food with complimentary wines is at the heart of Pairings Bistro; a unique atmosphere blending Mediterranean and Belgian cuisine with a Chesapeake Bay flair while using local, sustainable and/or organic ingredients. www.pairingsbistro.com

Pat’s Pizzeria

1961 Pulaski Hwy • Edgewood, MD 21040 • (410) 676-6888 • Sun-Thurs 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-midnight. Full service offering beautiful dining room, award winning crab cakes, beer and wine, subs, salads with a flare for Greek, Italian and seafood specialties. www.patspizzeria.com www.harfordmd.com • 888.544.Go95

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Primavera

3920 Pulaski Hwy • Abingdon, MD 21009 • (410) 612-2740 • Mon-Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat 4 p.m.-11 p.m., Sun Noon-10 p.m. Savor authentic Italian cuisine in a warm inviting atmosphere reminiscent of Old Italy. Everything is cooked to order with the freshest ingredients! Happy Hour daily - full service bar - TV. www.primaveramd.com

Sean Bolan’s

12 South Main St • Bel Air, MD 21014 • (410) 803-1173 • Mon-Sun 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Great food in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Open mic night every Thursday. Live music Friday and Saturday. Daily drink and chef specials. www.seanbolans.com

Silks Restaurant at Bulle Rock

320 Blenheim Lane • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-8887 • Spring/Summer: Mon 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tues-Thurs 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Winter: Closed Mon; Tues 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed-Thurs 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Silks offers a casual, yet elegant dining atmosphere where even the most discerning diner’s taste buds will be satisfied with succulent selections from our menu. www.bullerock.com

Silver Spring Mining Company

705 Bel Air Road • Bel Air, MD 21014 • (410) 803-1040 • 11 a.m.-1 a.m. At Silver Spring Mining Company, we pride ourselves on our service, quality of food and family atmosphere. From appetizers to main courses to desserts—we have a variety to please everyone! www.silverspringminingco.com

The Greene Turtle — Aberdeen

1113 Beards Hill Road • Aberdeen, MD 21001 • (410) 942-4020 • Mon-Sun 11 a.m.-2 p.m. American Pub food featuring signature Certified Angus Beef burgers, a huge selection of wings and sliders along with a full menu of reasonably priced meals in healthy portions – perfect for sharing! www.greeneturtle.com

The Vineyard Wine Bar

142 N Washington St • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (443) 506-1611 • Mon, Wed, Thur 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. ; Fri & Sat 11:30 a.m.-midnight ; Sun 12-8 p.m.; closed Tuesday. The destination for wine lovers. www.thevineyardwinebar.com

Tidewater Grille

300 Franklin St • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-3313 • Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-close; Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-close. Spectacular water-front setting. Fresh seafood, steaks and local fare. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. Open year round. Cozy bar with fireplace. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-7 p.m., Live entertainment weekly. Reservations welcome. 410-939-3313. www.thetidewatergrille.com

Vancheries Union Avenue Café & Catering

419 N Union Avenue • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (443) 502-2465 • 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Best breakfast and lunch in town. Your meal, your way–with fresh local ingredients. Off-site catering available. All menus available online. www.vancheries.com www.harfordmd.com • 888.544.Go95

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Havre de Grace • Maryland

Destination of Discovery

For a listing of Events, Lodging, Dining, Museums and Shopping visit www.hdgtourism.com

EXIT 89 Explore Havre de Grace

Upper Bay War of 1812 A Commemoration of History. ..

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Community Services

AMC HC Chapter

P.O. Box 933 • Bel Air, MD 21014 • (410) 734-4808 • AMC Harford County Chapter, part of national volunteer organization, raises funds in support of cancer research at AMC Cancer Research Fund/University of Colorado Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Center. Looking for volunteers to help fight cancer. Our fundraising events are fun –so become a member of this hard working chapter. www.amchcc.weebly.com

Bel Air Downtown Alliance

37 N. Main Street • Bel Air, MD 21014 • (443) 823-1797 • The Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s mission is to create a vibrant business community and visitor friendly destination in downtown Bel Air, Maryland. www.downtownbelair.com

Century 21 Diana Realty, Inc.

414 South Main St • Bel Air, MD 21014 • (410) 893-1200 • Century 21 Diana Realty, Inc. is a full service real estate brokerage committed to providing superior service to our sellers and buyers in Harford, Cecil, and Baltimore Counties and Baltimore City. We specialize in relocation. Free relocation materials available upon request. www.c21diana.com

City of Aberdeen

60 N Parke St • Aberdeen, MD 21001 • (410) 272-1600 • “Home of Opportunity.” A city rich with history, diversity, technological advancement and growth. Also the home of Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen offers retail shopping, excellent family restaurants and over 1,000 hotel rooms. www.aberdeen-md.org

City of Havre de Grace Office of Tourism & Visitor Center

450 Pennington Ave • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-2100 • Experience our upper Chesapeake Bay. Discover historic inns, museums, lighthouse and our “Skipjack” sailing vessel. Enjoy exceptional shopping, antiquing, hiking, fishing, boating, art galleries and world class golf. Explore many fabulous restaurants and festivals. Havre de Grace Unique on the Chesapeake. www.hdgtourism.com

Harford Community College

401 Thomas Run Rd • Bel Air, MD 21015 • (443) 412-2211 • Harford Community College, founded in 1957, offers high quality educational experiences for the community and promotes lifelong learning, workforce development, and social and cultural enrichment. www.harford.edu

Harford County Chamber of Commerce

108 South Bond St • Bel Air, MD 21014 • (410) 838-2020 • The Harford County Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to foster an environment in which our economy and businesses thrive and prosper and continually improve the quality of life. www.harfordchamber.org www.harfordmd.com • 888.544.Go95

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Close to Home. Close to the Heart.

AWARD WINNING COMMUNITY HOSPITALS AND SO MUCH MORE!

National recognition for clinical excellence and regional awards for quality of care only tell part of our story. At Upper Chesapeake Health, we have always been dedicated to providing leading-edge medicine close to home. Our partnership with the University of Maryland Medical System insures our continued growth in specialty medicine and access to the highest levels of care. But it is the sensitive side of medicine that keeps us bound to our mission. We deliver unparalleled care to every patient…every encounter… every day by keeping compassion close to the heart of all we do. Harford Memorial Hospital Havre de Grace • 443-843-5000

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Bel Air • 443-643-1000

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22. What is La Banque de Fleuve constructed out of? 23. What Havre de Grace wedding destination was built in 1886? Harford County Public Library

1221A Brass Mill Rd • Belcamp, MD 21017 • (410) 273-5601 • Administration 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Stop in for author presentations, children’s storytimes. Join the children’s summer reading or the adult’s winter reading program. Go online at hcplonline.org to access the children’s award winning digital library or download books for free to your mobile device! www.hcplonline.org

Havre de Grace Main Street

121 North Union Ave, Suite D • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-1811 • TuesThurs 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Downtown Havre de Grace is a vibrant and inviting waterfront destination where history is preserved and business, culture, and arts and entertainment, thrive. Visit us during First Fridays or anytime! Come eat. Shop and be festive! www.mainstreethdg.com

Havre de Grace Stack & Store

1746 Pulaski Hwy • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-3499 • Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Stack & Store Mini Storage…Your one-stop shop with locations in Aberdeen, Bel Air, Edgewood/Abingdon, Havre de Grace and Joppa. State-of-the-art security, climate control, truck rentals, boxes and more! www.stackandstore.com

Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA)

P. O. Box 955 • Aberdeen, MD 21001 • (410) 575-6027 • MEDA enhances the knowledge and skills of its members and encourages partnerships and networking among those committed to bringing jobs and investment to Maryland. www.medamd.com

Town of Bel Air Visitor Center

37 N. Main St • Bel Air, MD 21014 • (410) 879-2012 • Bel Air is a picturesque town in the heart of Harford County with a thriving historic downtown filled with shops, restaurants and activities for people of all ages. www.belairmd.org

Upper Chesapeake Health

500 Upper Chesapeake Drive • Bel Air, MD 21014 • (443) 643-1000 • Upper Chesapeake Health offers an unparalleled combination of clinical expertise, leading-edge technology, and an exceptional patient experience. Our two-hospital system delivers a broad range of healthcare services and technology to the residents of Harford County, eastern Baltimore County, and western Cecil County. www.uchs.org

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Simply Grand Floral Design & Gallery

Something for everyone

21 Wegmans Blvd. Abingdon, MD 21009 443-372-2900 • wegmans.com

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Amanda’s Florist & Gifts

203 N Washington St • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-5403 • Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Proudly serving the Havre de Grace area since 1987, Amanda’s Florist is family owned and operated. We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts with friendly, prompt service and a professional staff that is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. www.amandasflorist.com

Bahoukas Antique Mall & Beer MuZeum

408 N. Union Ave • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 942-1290 • Sun-Thurs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri-Sat, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Bahoukas is an amazing Antiques & Collectibles Mall with a Beer MuZeum that contains the areas largest collection of beer and alcohol related items— and everything is for sale! www.bahoukas.com

Biller’s Bikes

450 Franklin St • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (443) 502-2377 • Full service retail bicycle shop featuring bike sales, repairs, rentals, trail services and Hatem Bridge crossings. We accept Visa, MC, Discover, checks and cash. www.billersbikes.com

Harford Mall

696A Belair Rd • Bel Air, MD 21014 • (410) 879-9319 • Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Harford County’s only enclosed shopping mall featuring such stores as Hollister and American Eagle, and new restaurants as Bonefish Grill, Red Robin Burgers, Qdoba Mexican Grill and Five Guys Burgers. www.harfordmall.com

Simply Grand Floral Design & Gallery

456 Franklin St • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-6129 • Thur-Mon 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 12-4 p.m. Simply Grand Events specializes in floral for weddings and events. We have a gallery of local artwork and a vendor wall of other wedding professionals. Let us make your event Simply Grand! www.simplygrandevents.vpweb.com

Washington Street Books & Music

129-131 N. Washington St • Havre de Grace, MD 21078 • (410) 939-6215 • Mon, Wed, Thurs 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m; Sun 12 p.m.-6 p.m.; closed Tues. Offering a wide selection of unique items, from books to jewelry, and one of the largest collections of music CDs, comics and toys in Harford County. In addition, we are “Magic the Gathering’s Premier Store in Harford County” serving all your gaming needs. www.washingtonstreetbooksandmusic.com

Wegmans

21 Wegmans Blvd • Abingdon, MD 21009• (443) 372-2900 • Open daily 6 a.m. to Midnight. Harford County’s newest Gourmet Grocery and Home store offering dazzling displays of fresh produce, artisan breads and baked goods, fresh seafood and more. Visit our Market Café for restaurant quality entrees, sushi and so much more! www.wegmans.com www.harfordmd.com • 888.544.Go95

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Calendar of Events 2012 Date

Event

Time

Price

1/27

Kohl & Company

5:30 & 7 pm

$

1/28

22nd Annual Havre de Grace Arts Commission Ball-The Fiesta Ball

7:30-Midnight

$

1/28

5th Annual Susquehanna Flats Vintage Hunting, Fishing & Collectibles show to benefit HdG Decoy Museum

9 am-4 pm

$

1/29

The Winter Doldrums, a Sunday afternoon of Music & Fine Art

3-5 pm

$

1/29

Pre-Release of Magic the Gathering’s Dark Ascension

1 pm

$

2/3-5, 2/10-12

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Fri-Sat-7:30 pm, Sun 3 pm

$

2/4

5th Annual Red Pump Ball-Benefit for Cardiovascular programs at Upper Chesapeake Health

6-10 pm

$

2/10

Fancy Nancy & Other Storybooks

5:30 & 7:30 pm

$

2/19

Maple Magic

2-4 pm

$

2/19

Sunday Afternoon Concert Series Featuring Mana Duo

3 pm

$

2/21

5th Annual Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Parade & Festivities

6:30 pm

FREE

2/26

Wine Expo 2012

3-6 pm

$

3/2-4/1

Springtime in the Woods

Mon, Thurs, Sat-10 am-5 pm, Fri 10 am-8 pm, Sun Noon-5 pm

$

3/3

11th Annual Chocolate & Candy Festival

10 am-3 pm

$

3/3

Irishman’s Chorale

7:30 pm

FREE

3/4

Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble Interactive Performance

3:30 pm

$

3/10-11, Nunsense 16-18

Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sat & Sun 3 pm

$

3/16

Imaginocean

7 pm

$

3/17

Ghosts and Witches! By Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra

7:30 pm

$

4/1

Opening Day at Ladew Topiary Gardens

10:30 am-5 pm

$

4/7

Easter Egg Hunt & Games (ages 12 & under)

Noon

FREE

4/13

Night Out @ the Library, Meet Author, Earl Swift

7 - 9 pm

$

4/14

Vineyard Blessing & Pig Roast

1-4 pm

$

4/14

Journey Stories Car Show

10 am - 6 pm

$

4/14

My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Races & Champagne Reception

10 am-5:30 pm

$

4/21

Earth Day 2011-Aberdeen

11 am - 4 pm

FREE

4/21

Riversweep - Earth Day Celebration

9 am - Noon

FREE

4/25

Open House at Swan Harbor

4-7 pm

FREE

4/26

Pin Points Theater presents Hooked on Love

12:30 & 7 pm

$

4/27

Skippy Jon Jones-Family Musical

5:30 & 7:30 pm

$

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Calendar of Events 2012 Location

Website

Amoss Theater, Harford Community College

harford.edu/cultural

Phone 443-412-2211

HdG Community Center

410-939-5425

Level Fire Hall, 3633 Level Village Rd., HdG

decoymuseum.com

410-734-6238

Chesapeake Center, Harford Community College

harford.edu/cultural

443-412-2211

Washington Street Books & Music, 131 N. Wash. St., HdG

washingtonstreetbooksandmusic.com 410-939-6215

Black Box Theater-Joppa Hall, Harford Community College

harford.edu/cultural

443-412-2211

Residents’ Club at Bulle Rock

uchs.org

443-643-3460

Amoss Center, Harford Community College

harford.edu/cultural

443-412-2211

Ladew Topiary Gardens

ladewgardens.com

410-557-9570

HCC-Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1

harford.edu/cultural

443-412-2211

Washington Street, HdG

hdgtourism.com

410-939-2100

Student Center, Harford Community College

harford.edu/cultural

443-412-2211

Rockfield Manor, 501 Churchville Rd., Bel Air

rockfieldmanor.com

410-638-4565

Bel Air Reckord Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air

downtownbelair.com

443-823-1797

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Bel Air

belairmd.org

410-838-0584

Amoss Center, Harford Community College

harford.edu/cultural

443-412-2211

Amoss Center, Harford Community College

harford.edu/cultural

443-412-2211

Amoss Center, Harford Community College

harford.edu/cultural

443-412-2211

Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe Street

ssorchestra.org

Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton

ladewgardens.com

410-557-9570

Tydings Park, HdG

410-939-6724

Jarrettsville Branch of Harford County Public Library

hcplonline.org

410-273-5600 x2283

Fiore Winery, 3026 Whiteford Rd., Pylesville

fiorewinery.com

410-879-4007

Jarrett’s Field, Jarrettsville

hcplonline.org

410-273-5600 x2283

MD Rte. 146 and Pocock Road, Monkton

ladewgardens.com

410-557-9570

Festival Park, City of Aberdeen

aberdeen-md.org

410-272-1600

Tydings Park, HdG

hitourtrails.com

410-457-2482

Swan Harbor Farm, 401 Oakington Rd, HdG

swanharborfarm.org

410-939-6767

HCC-Chesapeake Center

harford.edu/cultural

443-412-2211

Chesapeake Theater, Harford Community College

harford.edu/cultural

443-412-2211

www.harfordmd.com

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Calendar of Events 2012 Date

Event

Time

Price

4/28

Singer Kathy Mattea in Concert

7:30 pm

$

5/4-6

31st Annual Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival

Fri 6-9 pm, Sat 9 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-4 pm

$

5/5

Dublin Country Fair

10 am-3 pm

FREE

5/5

The Garden Festival at Ladew

10-5 pm; Preview 8-10 am $

5/5

War of 1812 Re-enactment: Attack on Havre de Grace

10 am-4 pm

$

5/5

Free Comic Book Day 2012

11 am-5 pm

FREE

5/5

Out of the Park Yard Sale

8:30 am - 1:30 pm

FREE

5/6

May Day Celebration

1 - 4 pm

$

5/11

Maryland Faerie Festival

10 am - 6 pm

$

5/12-13

Medieval Days at Steppingstone

12-5 pm

$

5/12-13

Mother’s Day Weekend at Ladew

10:30 am-5 pm

$

5/13

Mother’s Day Cruises

3 & 5 pm

$

5/14

Chesapeake Challenge Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation)

9:30 am

$

5/18

Bike to Work Day

Morning

FREE

5/19-7/6 Journey Stories Smithsonian Exhibit

Check website

FREE

5/19

Secret Garden Tour of HdG

12-5 pm

$

5/19-21

Robin Hood-Harford Dance Theatre

Call for times

$

5/19

The 1812 Overture and The Grateful Dead by Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra

7:30 pm

$

June TBD Harford County’s 2nd Annual Restaurant Week

Check website for dates

$

6/1-3, 8-10

Hello Dolly!

3 pm & 8 pm

$

6/2

13th Annual Upper Chesapeake Hospice Regatta & Shore Party

5 - 10 pm

$

6/2 - 3

Civil War Encampment & Reenactment of Gilmor’s Raid

10 am-4pm

$

6/4

Cancer Survivor Day

11 am-2 pm

FREE

6/10

AMC 13th Annual Private Garden Tour

11 am-5 pm

$

6/10

Celtic Festival

12-5 pm

$

6/17

Father’s Day Cruises

3 & 5 pm

$

6/23

Summertime Blues Festival

2-8 pm

$

6/26-7/1 Havre de Grace Carnival and Independence Day Celebration

Parade 2 pm, Concert 7 pm, Fireworks 9:30 pm

FREE

7/4

Bel Air Independence Day Celebration

6:45 am - 10 pm

FREE

7/8

Summer Fun Day w/Car Show & Lawnmower Races

12-4 pm

$

7/14-15

“A Pirate Encampment” at Susquehanna Lockhouse Museum & Gala

Sat 10 am-4 pm, Gala $ 7-11 pm, Sun 11 am-4 pm

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Calendar of Events 2012 Location

Website

Phone

Amoss Center, Harford Community College

harford.edu/cultural

443-412-2211

HdG Decoy Museum, HdG Middle School & HdG Activity Center

decoymuseum.com

410-939-3739

Dublin Elementary School

dublincountryfair.org

410-457-5442

Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton

ladewgardens.com

410-557-9570

Susquehanna Lockhouse Museum, HdG

thelockhousemuseum.org

410-939-5780

Washington Street Books & Music, HdG

washingtonstreetbooksandmusic.com 410-939-6215

Ripken Stadium

ripkenstadium.com

410-297-9292

Hays House Museum, Bel Air

harfordhistory.org

410-838-7691

Camp Ramblewood, Darlington

marylandfaeriefestival.org

888-607-9134

Steppingstone Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Rd, HdG

steppingstonemuseum.org

410-939-2299

Ladew Topiary Gardens

ladewgardens.com

410-557-9570

Skipjack Martha Lewis, HdG

chesapeakeheritage.org

410-939-4078

Maryland Golf and Country Clubs, MacPhail Road, Bel Air

uchs.org

443-643-3469

220 S. Main Street, Bel Air

harfordcountymd.gov

410-638-3069

Abingdon Branch of Harford County Public Library

hcplonline.org

410-273-5600 x 2283

Starts at HdG Maritime Museum

hdgmaritimemuseum.org

410-939-4800

Chesapeake Center, Harford Community College

harford.edu/cultural

443-412-2211

Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe Street

ssorchestra.org

Restaurants throughout the County

harfordmd.com

410-638-3059

HCC-Chesapeake Center

harford.edu/cultural

443-412-2211

Concord Point Lighthouse, HdG

uchs.org

443-643-3460

Jerusalem Mill Village, Kingsville

jerusalemmill.org

410-877-3560

To be announced

uchs.org

800-515-0044

Various gardens in Harford County

amchcc.weebly.com

410-734-4808

Steppingstone Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, HdG

steppingstonemuseum.org

410-939-2299

Skipjack Martha Lewis, HdG

chesapeakeheritage.org

410-939-4078

Steppingstone Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Rd, HdG

steppingstonemuseum.org

410-939-2299

Union Ave. & Tydings Park, HdG

hdgtourism.com

410-939-4362

Downtown Bel Air

belairjuly4.org

410-893-4444

Steppingstone Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Rd, HdG

steppingstonemuseum.org

410-939-2299

Susquehanna Lockhouse Museum, HdG

thelockhousemuseum.org

410-939-5780

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Calendar of Events 2012 Date

Event

Time

Price

7/28-31

25th Annual Harford County Farm Fair

10 am-10 pm, Sun 10 am-6 pm

$

7/29

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Shakespeare in the Park

4:30 PM

FREE

8/10-11

Maryland State BBQ Bash

Fri 4 -10 pm, Sat Noon-10 pm

FREE

8/10-19

Cal Ripken World Series, Babe Ruth League

Call for schedules

FREE

8/10-12

32nd Annual Havre de Grace Seafood Festival & Concert

Fri 4-8 pm, Sat 10 am-7 pm, Sun 10 am-6 pm

FREE

8/18-19

49th Annual Havre de Grace Art Show

10 am-5 pm

FREE

8/18

Fiore Winery Annual Wine, Jazz & Art Festival

12-6 pm

$

See event Walking Haunted History and Ghost Tours column 9/7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29

7 & 8:30 pm

$

9/8

Annual Maritime Crab Feast

6 - 9 pm

$

9/8

24th Annual Children’s Arts Festival & Contest

11 am - 3 pm

$

9/12

Annual Plein Air Painting Competition

9/15

Children’s Day at Ladew

12-5 pm

$

9/15

5th Annual “Dancing for the Arts”

6:30-11 pm

$

9/16

Bel Air Festival For the Arts

10 am-5 pm

FREE

9/29-30

Fall Harvest Festival & Crafts

11 am-5 pm

$

9/30

7th Annual Wines Around the World

12-7 pm

$

10/1-30

Applewood Farm Pumpkin Picking Season (Weekends only)

10 am-4 pm, Weekends

$

See event Walking Haunted History and Ghost Tours column 10/5, 6, 12,13, 19, 20, 26, & 27

7 & 8:30 pm

$

10/6

Darlington Apple Festival

10 am-5 pm

FREE

10/13

Fifth Annual Graw Days Festival & Gala

10 am-5 pm, Gala 7-11 pm $

10/13

Starnight Gala benefitting Upper Chesapeake Health

$

10/13-14 Colonial Craftsmen Weekend & Market Fair Weekend

10 am-4 pm

$

10/19-21 Harriet’s Happiest Halloween

Call for time

$

10/19-21 Bel Air Film Festival

Times vary

$

10/30

Annual Halloween Costume Parade (Register at 6 pm)

Parade at 6:30

FREE

11/212/2

Christmas in the Woods Mon, Thurs, Sat-10 am-5 pm, Fri 10 am-8 pm, Sun Noon-5 pm

See event column

FREE

11/3

26th Anniversary Dinner for HdG Decoy Museum

Call for time

$

11/3

Harford County Public Library 8th Annual Gala

7-11 pm

$

11/11

The Art of Hearth Cooking

1 - 4 pm

$

11/17

Open Hearth Cooking at Steppingstone

1 - 4 pm

$

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Calendar of Events 2012 Location

Website

Phone

Harford County Equestrian Center, 608 N. Tollgate Rd., Bel Air

farmfair.org

410-838-8663

Concord Point Lighthouse, HdG

410-939-5544

Corner of Thomas Street & South Bond Street, Bel Air

downtownbelair.com

443-823-1797

Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen

ironbirdsbaseball.com

410-297-9292

Tydings Memorial Park, HdG

hdgseafoodfestival.org

410-939-1525

Tydings Park, HdG

hdgartshow.com

410-939-9342

Fiore Winery, 3026 Whiteford Rd., Pylesville

fiorewinery.com

410-879-4007

Downtown Havre de Grace

mainstreethdg.com

410-939-1811

HdG Maritime Museum

hdgmaritimemuseum.org

410-939-4800

Millard E. Tydings Park: Rain:HdG Activity Center, Lewis Lane

hdgtourism.com

410-939-2100

Throughout downtown Havre de Grace

hdgpleinair.com

410-939-9342

Ladew Topiary Gardens

ladewgardens.com

410-557-9570

Residents’ Club at Bulle Rock, HdG

CenterForTheArtsHarford.org

410-838-2177

Behind the Bel Air Town Hall on Hickory Avenue

belairfestival.com

443-616-6708

Steppingstone Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Rd, HdG

steppingstonemuseum.org

410-939-2299

Rockfield Manor, 501 Churchville Rd., Bel Air

rockfieldmanor.com

410-638-4565

4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, MD 21160

applewoodfarm.org

443-417-6329

Downtown Havre de Grace

mainstreethdg.com

410-939-1811

Darlington

darlingtonapplefest.org

410-457-4189

Havre de Grace

mainstreethdg.com

410-939-1811

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

uchs.org

443-643-3460

Historic Jerusalem Mill Village

jerusalemmill.org

410-877-3560

Chesapeake Theater, Harford Community College

harford.edu/cultural

443-412-2211

Bel Air Reckord Armory

belairmd.org

410-838-0584

Downtown Havre de Grace

410-939-6724

Rockfield Manor, 501 Churchville Rd., Bel Air

rockfieldmanor.com

410-638-4565

The Decoy Museum, HdG

decoymuseum.com

410-939-3739

Abingdon Branch of Harford County Public Library

hcplonline.org

410-273-5600 x2283

Hays House, Bel Air

harfordhistory.org

410-838-7691

Steppingstone Museum, HdG

steppingstonemuseum.org

410-939-4800

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Calendar of Events 2012 Date

Event

Time

Price

11/2412/23

Applewood Farm Christmas Season (Weekends only)

10 am-4 pm-Weekends

FREE

11/3012/2

The Nutcracker presented by Harford Dance Theatre

8 pm, Sun 1 & 4 pm

$

12/1

Aberdeen’s Christmas Street Celebration

Begins 7 am

FREE

12/2

23rd Annual Bel Air Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

2:30-5:30 pm

FREE

12/2

Holiday Open House

1 - 4 pm

FREE

12/2

6th Annual Christmas Tea Fundraiser for Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy

2-4 pm

$

12/7

Christmas Parade & Light Up Night with Santa

6 pm

FREE

12/7

Book Signing First Friday

7-9 pm

FREE

12/7-9

Christmas Open House

12-4 pm

FREE

12/7-9

Christmas Open House & Greens Sale

11 am-4 pm

$

12/8-9

Christmas Boutique at the Susquehanna Lockhouse Museum

Sat 9 am-8 pm, Sun Noon-8 pm

FREE

12/9

AMC Holiday House Tour

11 am-5 pm

$

12/9

The 40th Annual Candle Light Tour of Historic Havre de Grace

4 - 8 pm

$

12/9

Maritime Christmas

10 am-8 pm

$

12/9

Colonial Candlelight Christmas Concert & Tea - Musica Antiqua

4 pm

$

12/30

HdG Historic Church Tour

2-4 pm

FREE

12/31

New Year’s Eve Duck Drop & Fireworks

Evening

FREE

Recurring Events 2012 Date

Event

Time

June-Sept

Aberdeen Ironbirds Baseball

Check website for schedule

Feb-Nov

Cedar Lane Sports

Check website for schedules

Year Round

Parks & Recreation

Check website for programs

Price

SPORTS

FARMER‘S MARKETS April-Nov

Bel Air Saturday Farmers’ Market

7-11 am

May-Oct

Bel Air Tuesday Farmers’ Market

9 am -1 pm

May-Oct

Edgewood Farmers’ Market

3-6 pm

May-Oct

Havre de Grace Farmers’ Market

9 am-Noon

ABERDEEN Jan-June

Historical DVD/Lecture Series

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7-8 pm

FREE


Calendar of Events 2012 Location

Website

Phone

4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, MD 21160

applewoodfarm.org

443-417-6329

Harford Community College

harford.edu/cultural

443-412-2211

Christmas Street, Aberdeen

aberdeen-md.org

410-272-1600

Main Street, Bel Air

downtownbelair.com

443-823-1797

Hays House, Bel Air

harfordhistory.org

410-838-7691

Vandiver Inn, HdG

chesapeakeheritage.org

410-939-4078

Washington St./St. John St., HdG

hdgtourism.com

410-939-2100

Washington Street Books & Music, HdG

washingtonstreetbooksandmusic.com 410-939-6215

Steppingstone Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Road, HdG

steppingstonemuseum.org

410-939-2299

Ladew Topiary Gardens

ladewgardens.com

410-557-9570

Susquehanna Lockhouse Museum, HdG

thelockhousemuseum.org

410-939-5780

Across Harford County

amchcc.weebly.com

410-734-4808

Downtown Havre de Grace

thelockhousemuseum.org

410-939-5780

HdG Maritime Museum

hdgmaritimemuseum.org

410-939-4800

Emmanuel Church, Bel Air

harfordhistory.net

410-838-7691

Starts at 101 S. Union Ave Downtown Havre de Grace

410-939-2464 hdgtourism.com

410-939-2100

Recurring Events 2012 Location

Website

Phone

Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen

ripkenstadium.com

410-297-9292

Cedar Lane Regional Park, Bel Air

cedarlanesports.org

443-807-1767

Recreational Facilities throughout the County

harfordcountymd.gov

410-638-3570

Mary Risteau Building, Bond & Thomas Streets

harfordfarms.com

Corner of Rte. 24 & Boulton Street

harfordfarms.com

MARC Train Station, 2122 Old Edgewood Rd.

harfordfarms.com

Downtown on Pennington Avenue

harfordfarms.com

Aberdeen City Council Chambers, 60 N. Parke St.

aberdeen-md.org www.harfordmd.com

410-272-1600

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Recurring Events 2012 Date

Event

Time

Price

BEL AIR Jan-Dec

Girls Night Out-Third Thursday

5-8 pm

FREE

May-Oct

First Fridays: 5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5

5-8 pm

FREE

Jun-Aug

Outdoor Family Movies 6/8 & 22, 7/13 & 27, 8/17 & 31

7 pm

FREE

HAVRE DE GRACE 1/6-12/28

Magic the Gathering: Friday Night Magic

6-10:30 pm

$

May-Dec

First Fridays: 5/4, 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7

5-9 pm

FREE

Jan-June

Ellsworth Shank Historical Lecture Series 7 pm sponsored by Susquehanna Lockhouse Museum Check website for dates.

FREE

April-Oct

Historic Walking Tours Saturdays & Sundays

$

Afternoons

ART EXHIBITS & OUTDOOR CONCERTS May & Sept

May & Sept Lunchtime Concerts 5/4, 11, 18 & 25, 9/7, 14, 21 & 28

Noon-1 pm

FREE

June & July

Bel Air Parks & Rec. Summer Concert Series 6/3, 10, 17 & 24, 7/1, 8, 15, 22, 29

7 pm

FREE

June & July

Havre de Grace Concerts in the Park 6/1, 8, 15 & 22; 7/6, 13, 20, & 27

7:30 pm

FREE

June-Aug

Aberdeen Summer Concert Series 6/19-8/21

7 pm

FREE

May-Sept

Summer Concerts at Jerusalem Mill 5/6, 6/17, 7/1, 7/15, 8/5, 8/19, & 9/2

6 pm

$

6/10-8/12

Ladew Topiary Gardens Summer Concert Series

6-8 pm

$

March-Dec

Sunday Art Exhibits at The Gallery at Liriodendron

1-4pm

FREE

April-Aug

Harford County and the War of 1812 Exhibit

FREE

THEMED CRUISES—HAVRE DE GRACE May-Oct

Cruises for all ages - Teddy Bear, Margaritaville, Lighthouse, Maryland Wine, Sunset and more

Check website for schedule

$

Year-round

Public cruises-Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, July 4th, etc. Lunch/dinner cruises for all ages. Private charters

Check website for schedule

$

ONGOING OUTDOOR & NATURE ACTIVITIES April-Oct

Concord Point Lighthouse and Keeper’s Dwelling Sat-Sun 1-5 pm

Year-round

Night Hikes, Kayaking, Children’s Programs, Bee Keeping, Canoeing, Birding

Year-round

Canoeing, nature hikes, and children’s activities

Year-round

Guided nature and historical walks of the North Park Trail

FREE

FREE

Note: The Harford County Office of Tourism makes every effort to confirm accurate information for the Calendar of Events.

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Recurring Events 2012 Location

Website

Phone

Downtown Bel Air

downtownbelair.com

443-823-1797

Office Street by the Courthouse

downtownbelair.com

443-823-1797

Shamrock Park, Hickory Ave. & Lee Way, Bel Air

downtownbelair.com

443-823-1797

Washington Street Books & Music, HdG

washingtonstreetbooksandmusic.com 410-939-6215

Main Street Expo

mainstreethdg.com

410-939-1811

City Hall of Havre de Grace

thelockhousemuseum.org

410-939-5780

Downtown Havre de Grace

mainstreethdg.com

410-939-1811

Office Street by the Courthouse, Bel Air

downtownbelair.com

443-823-1797

Humbert Memorial Band Shell, 127 Lee Way, Bel Air

410-638-3528

Millard E. Tydings Park, HdG

hdgtourism.com

410 939-2100

Festival Park, Aberdeen

aberdeen-md.org

410-939-6767

Jerusalem Mill Village, Kingsville

jerusalemmill.org

410-877-3560

Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton

ladewgardens.com

410-557-9570

Liriodendron, 502 W. Gordon Street, Bel Air

liriodendron.com

410-879-4424

Hays-Heighe House, HCC

harford.edu/cultural

442-412-2211

Skipjack Martha Lewis, Tydings Park

chesapeakeheritage.org

410-939-4078

Lantern Queen, Hutchins Park

lanternqueen.com

410-939-1468

700 Concord Street, HdG

concordpointlighthouse.org

410-939-3213

Eden Mill Nature Center, 1617 Eden Mill Rd, Pylesville

edenmill.org

410-836-3050

Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Rd, Abingdon

otterpointcreek.org

410-612-1688

Susquehanna Museum of the Lockhouse

thelockhousemuseum.org

410-939-5780

Please confirm times and locations of attractions via phone or website.

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Support Harford’s Farms...Buy Local! FARMERS’ MARKETS

April - November

Bel Air - Saturday

Edgewood

Bel Air - Tuesday

Havre de Grace

Saturdays 7am-11am Corner of S. Bond & Thomas Streets Tuesdays 9am-1pm Corner of Route 24 and Boulton St.

Thursdays 3pm-6pm MARC Train Station, Edgewood Rd. Saturdays 9am-Noon Downtown on Pennington Avenue

WINERIES Fiore Winery

Mount Felix Winery

Harford Vineyard

Legends Vineyard

3026 Whiteford Road, Pylesville fiorewinery.com

2000-A Level Road, Havre de Grace mountfelix.com

1311 W. Jarrettsville Rd, Forest Hill 521 Asbury Road, Churchville legendsvineyard.com harfordvineyard.com

EVENTS In addition to annual events like Farm Visitation Day in June and the Farm Fair in July, you can also experience horse races, polo, pickyour-own produce farms, corn mazes, fairs, festivals, and much more!

For more info visit www.harfordfarms.com

Harford County, Maryland Harford County Public Schools

Toll Free 1-866-588-4963

www.hcps.org

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Treat Yourself To More….

Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House 817 Conesteo St. ~ Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Contact us: lockhousemuseum@gmail.com www.thelockhousemuseum.org Open April to October; Fri, Sat & Sun; 1-5pm

Where’s Wini Trivia Answer Key 1. The third Thursday of every month

Attached Garages

Full-size Washer/ Dryer

Microwave/ Dishwasher

Free Wifi at the Clubhouse

Swimming Pool

Playground

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A Champagne toast Mamies Cafe Science, technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Edwin Booth Historic Jerusalem Mill Village Susquehanna State Park Concord Point Lighthouse The Vineyard Wine Bar Swan Harbor Farm Cabins Robin Hood Kilgore Falls & Tuck Everlasting Maryland and Pennsylvania Anita Leight Estuary Center The Bush Declaration La Cle D’or Guesthouse in Havre de Grace $68 Deputed Testamony resides in Darlington $1,000 in dining gift cards Canning Port Deposit granite Vandiver Inn Art Pantheon Bahoukas Antique Mall & Beer Muzeum

Washington Street Books & Music


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