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GET OUT: Preakness, Greek Festival, Food Fight

Events for children, parents and families alike are all in the lineup this week. Go green while trying something new and exciting!

Tons of exciting events are on the agenda this week. The most well-known is the 136th Annual Preakness Stakes. Tickets are still available so buy them now!

There's even a children's event that gives parents a chance to relax. Check out this week's event at the

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1. AAUW-FOOD FIGHT 2011

Where/When: Monday, 6:30 p.m. on the Student Center Patio

 Why Go: See chef Christina from the Laurrapin Grille in Havre de Grace defend her culinary title against other Harford County chefs. All proceeds will benefit the AAUW Harford Cty Educational Fund.  All donors will be advertised on promotional flyers and ad size in the event program will be determined by level of support. See the website for more details and to read the event newsletter.

Pricing: Adults $7, students $5, families of four or more admitted for $20

 

2. ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL

Where/When: Friday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 7 p.m. at Saints Mary Magdalene and Markella Greek Orthodox Church in Darlington.

Why Go: The festival will include live Greek music, Greek food and desserts, amusements for children, vendors, beer, wine, liquor and much more. For more information call 410-836-9754. 

Pricing: Cost of refreshments and purchases

 

 3. LOVE SONGS FOR SPRINGTIME CONCERT

When/Where: Saturday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church

Why Go: The Harford Choral Society will perform an arrangement of love songs at its springtime concert. For more information call 410-836-2773.

Pricing: Adults $20, Seniors $15, Students $10

 

4. BIKE TO WORK DAY RALLY

Where/When: May 20, 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the parking lot of the Harford County Government's Administration Building in Downtown Bel Air

Why Go: The rally will feature WXCY 103.7FM and will include a bike parade in Downtown Bel Air.  There will also be a "Cycle Smackdown" competition where Harford county businesses and organizations will compete to get the most number of registrants from their company to bike to work. To participate, register on the website. Those who register will get a free t-shirt, light refreshments, a chance to win $200 gift certificate to a Bicycle Connection Express and other prizes. Many local businesses will be sponsoring the event. For a full list of participating businesses log onto the website.

Pricing: Free

 

5. 136th PREAKNESS STAKES AND INFIELDFEST

Where/When: May 21, 6:20 p.m. at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore

Why Go: Post time for the first race of the day will be 10:45 a.m. and the official Preakness Stakes race will post at 6:20 p.m. Infield performers include Bruno Mars, Train, Phil Vassar, Puddle of Mudd and Mr. Greengenes. Don’t miss out on the fun! Tickets are available on the website or by calling 410-542-9400.

Pricing: General admission tickets range from $28.50—$310, Infield tickets start at $50

 

6. CLIFFORD STORY TIME-BARNES AND NOBLE

Where/When: May 20, 10:30 a.m. at Barnes and Noble in Bel Air

Why Go: Who wouldn’t want to have story time with Clifford The Big Red Dog? Parents and children of all ages are invited to join. Don’t forget your camera!

Pricing: Free

 

7. TREASURE THE BAY TEEN KAYAK

Where/When: May 22, noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Why Go: Teens, ages 14—18 are invited on a kayaking adventure where they will learn about Chesapeake Bay issues and they can make a difference in their own community. Pre-registration is required. Call 410-612-1688 or stop by the center to register.

Pricing: $10

 

8. KIDS’ NIGHT OUT-ARENA CLUB

Where/When: May 21, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the

Why Go: Children ages 5—14 are invited for a pizza dinner, swimming, sports, a movie and much more.  And the best part—mom and dad can enjoy a night out, too. For more information call 410-734-7300.

Pricing: $25

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