The Board of Education of Harford County has begun the search process for a new superintendent of schools for Harford County Public Schools. Barbara P. Canavan, current superintendent of schools, announced her retirement effective June 30, 2018.

Want to have an event posted in our weekly calendar? Email uppershore360@chespub.com to have an event placed in the Bargaineer. Free or low-cost events are given priority, as are Harford County events, though submissions from the surrounding area will also be considered. Please submit the ev…

The 2018 ATHENA Awards will be presented at 7:30 a.m. Friday, March 2, in the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood. The ATHENA Leadership Award and ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award (a leader under 40 years of age) are presented to individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their caree…

The Havre de Grace Maritime has releases its schedule of 2018 boating classes, to be taught by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

The Board of Education of Harford County Public Schools is seeking applicants for membership on its Citizen Advisory Committees. Membership is open to all Harford County residents, including those without children in the school system.

BEL AIR — Illuminate, a festive cocktail reception celebrating Harford Community College’s 60th anniversary, will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the APG Federal Credit Union Arena.

The top five finalists for the 2018 Harford County Teacher of the Year award have been announced: Amanda Roberts, Nicole Shank, Deanna Smith, Paula Stanton and Dawn Stone.

BEL AIR — County Executive Barry Glassman issued an executive order last week, consolidating two county departments to create the Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development.

Ongoing exhibits “Polar Vortex” Show Location: Arts by the Gallery, 307 St. John St., Havre de Grace Show description: New works by resident artists, including a fundraiser of 6” x 6” pieces. Art by Havre de Grace High School students — chosen for their ingenuity in the art field — is also f…

BEL AIR — County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag lowered and plans a moment of silence for two sheriff’s deputies who gave their lives in the line of duty two years ago this month.

The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum will host a free movie night Wednesday, Feb. 14, with a screening of “What the Health?”

Alumni are an important part of Harford Community College’s rich history and tradition. To celebrate their accomplishments, the college annually awards a Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 award.

BEL AIR — Come see and hear what Ireland’s music, song and dance sound and look like with some of the most talented young performers in the world. The Young Irelanders will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the Amoss Center in Bel Air.

A strategist in the movement spearheaded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Freedom Rider, civil and voting rights activist, humanitarian, social justice advocate, crusader for justice and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Reverend Dr. C.T. Vi…

The Harford Community College Foundation and Wine World Beer & Spirits will host the Winter Wine Expo from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, in the APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College.

BEL AIR — Harford County has retained its Triple-A bond rating from all three of the nation’s major independent bond-rating agencies. Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch have each reaffirmed their highest possible rating for Harford County, citing the county’s strong economy and well-ma…

In the upcoming installment of the Brown Bag Lunch Series, learn about Harford County’s African-American history. Guests will take a journey to one of the county’s forgotten communities — a place filled with American heroes, courageous women, dangerous times and joyous celebrations.

BEL AIR — The HCC Actors Guild will perform “Almost, Maine” Friday to Sunday, Feb. 9-11 and Feb. 16-18, in the Black Box Theatre located in Joppa Hall on the Harford Community College campus. Performances start at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.

Meeting location change A Course in Miracles Reading Group normally meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Campus. Due to the flu restrictions, the group will temporarily be meeting at the McFaul Activity Center, located behind the MVA on Route 24, except for Feb. 20, Marc…

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Gas and Electric Company recently announced Fountain Green Elementary School as the winner of “The Adventures of Captain Mercaptan,” BGE’s Natural Gas Safety Hero Challenge.