By Anthony Sclafani
The town of Bel Air will host its annual Maryland State Bar-B-Q Championship, Friday-Saturday, Aug. 12-13, in the Mary Risteau Building parking lot at 108 S. Bond St. This event will feature the annual Maryland State BBQ Championship, where teams from up and down the East Coast will compete for prize money and trophies. There will also be a children's activities area and live music. Hours are Friday 4-10 p.m. and Saturday noon-10 p.m. Admission is free. Call 443-823-1797 or go to http://www.mdbbq.com.
Science for everyone
Backyard Science Days will return to the
Y not the Y?
The Parkville Family Center Y will host a Family Fun Night Friday, Aug. 19, 6-9 p.m., at 8910 Waltham
Oldies but goodies
After taking the month of July off, the Maryland Music Collectors will return to host another one of its monthly Record & CD Shows Sunday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Arbutus Fire Hall (5200 Southwestern Blvd.). Featured will be a wide assortment of vinyl records, rare CDs, tapes, magazines and memorabilia. Admission is free. Call 410-455-0418.
The Carroll County Farmers' Market will host its annual Peach Festival Saturday, Aug. 13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., in the Westminster Agriculture Center, at 700 Smith Ave. This popular event will serve up such concoctions as peach pies, peach sundaes, peach jams, peach cobblers and free samples of peaches. There will also be a performance by the General Store Band. Admission is free. Call 410-848-7748.
Chef's Expressions will host a Sail the Seven Seas Wine Supper Friday, August 12, 6:30 p.m., at Gramercy Mansion (1400 Greenspring Valley Drive, Stevenson). Chef Jerry Edwards has designed a menu around a global approach to cuisine using local ingredients while infusing techniques from around the world. Cost is $99.95 plus tax and service. Call 410-561-2433.
Scream for ice cream
An Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Demo will be hosted by Harbor Magic Catering Thursday, Aug. 11, 5:30 p.m., at the Admiral Fell Inn. The event gives visitors to the city a chance to get out of the heat and enjoy an age-old summer treat. Admission is free. Call 410-951-1667.
A fair to remember