Events Calendar

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. To reserve your seat, email haysheighe@harford.edu, or call 443-412-2539.
The Hays-Heighe House is wheelchair accessible. Guests who require other arrangements should contact Linda Anthony at 443-412-2539 at least two weeks prior to an event.

Living History, Rachel Carson

  • Tuesday, March 24 (Postponed)
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Hays-Heighe House, Room 201

Presented by Colleen Webster, Professor of Literature at Harford Community College.

Colleen Webster presents a one-woman show about the scientist and author who ignited the modern environmental movement. This performance highlights Rachel Carson's research, personal life and legacy, which we still enjoy today along the Chesapeake Bay.


Lecture, Save Our Soil  

  • Tuesday, March 31 (Postponed)

    12:30-1:30 PM
    Hays-Heighe House, Room 201

Presented by Bill Tharpe, Field Assessment Supervisor, Maryland Department of Agriculture

In the decade of the Dust Bowl, President Franklin Roosevelt argued that "a nation that destroys its soil destroys itself," and he created the Soil Conservation Service. Why kick up so much dust over a little dirt? Learn the importance of our soil and strategies to protect your property.


Tea, Bees and Teas 

  • Tuesday, April 7 (Postponed)
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Hays-Heighe House, Room 101

Our tea events this spring are themed around honey and herbal tea. Learn what you can grow to support honeybees and our native Maryland pollinators, and to create your own herbal teas.

TICKET REQUIRED. Cost is $20 per person. Cash or check only. Free for current students with HCC ID. Seating is limited. Some seating still available. To purchase tickets, contact HaysHeighe@Harford.edu or 443-412-2539.


Nature Walk on Campus  

  • Thursday, April 9 12:30–2:00 PM (Postponed)

Harford Community College's campus is a carefully managed landscape. Walk with us to see environmentally-friendly features here and learn more about the beautiful trees, and where to spot wildflowers and wildlife.


Poetry Reading, "Admit that the Waters Around You Have Grown"

  • Thursday, April 16 (Postponed)
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Hays-Heighe House Room 201

Presented by Colleen Webster, Professor of Literature at Harford Community College.

This poetry reading focuses on the landscape, the environment, and climate change. What floats your boat? Bring in favorites that you have already harvested, or root through the material provided to bring something to life.


ENVIRONMENTAL FAIR 

  • Tuesday, April 21 (Postponed)
    11:00 AM-3:00 PM
    Darlington Hall, Second Floor

This event is part of GREEN WEEK at HCC in observance of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day 2020, which is Wednesday, April 22nd, focuses on climate action and how we can work to protect and restore our planet. Visit the Fair to learn more about resources available in our community and ways that you can contribute to the preservation of our earth. See table displays and talk with representatives from local agricultural and environmental organizations, see faculty and student environmental presentations, try your hand at environmentally-friendly crafts and projects, and enjoy seasonal refreshments along the way!


Lecture, April Showers: Rain Gardens and Other Strategies 

  • Thursday, April 30 (Postponed)
    12:30-1:30 PM
    Hays-Heighe House Room 201

Presented by Kelsey Brooks, Regional Watershed Restoration Specialist with University of Maryland Extension.

April showers bring May flowers, but as our climate changes here in Maryland, we expect heavier rains. Rain gardens, bioswales, and other modifications can capture that runoff, keeping nutrients from washing toward the bay, and recharging our groundwater.


Tea, Bees & Teas 

  • Tuesday, May 5 (Postponed)
    12:30-2:00 PM
    Hays-Heighe House, Room 101

Our tea events this spring are themed around honey and herbal tea. Learn what you can grow to support honeybees and our native Maryland pollinators, and to create your own herbal teas.

TICKET REQUIRED. Cost is $20 per person. Cash or check only. Free for current students with HCC ID. Limited seating. Purchase early. To purchase tickets, contact HaysHeighe@Harford.edu or 443-412-2539.


Lecture, Preserving Harford County’s Landscape and Character 

  • Thursday, May 7 (Postponed)
    12:30-1:30 PM
    Hays-Heighe House, Room 201

Presented by William D. Amoss, Agricultural Land Preservationist.

Quiet roads through rolling hills of agricultural fields dotted with farmhouses, barns, and outbuildings – to many, that’s quintessential Harford County. A variety of different programs here and in Maryland as a whole help to preserve this character.


Lecture, Wildlife and Environmental Conservation at APG  

  • Thursday, May 14 (Postponed)
    12:30-1:30 PM
    Hays-Heighe House, Room 201

Presented by Deidre DeRoia and Jessica Baylor of APG DPW, Environmental Division.

Aberdeen Proving Ground is a state-of-the-art, twenty-first century army installation for research and testing. It's also environmentally important; stretching along most of Harford County's bay shore, more than half of its acreage is woods, wetlands, or water. Learn about the many species that make this sensitive habitat their home.

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