Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (March 9-11)



Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Trinity Lutheran School’s performance of “Godspell,” the Tidewater Players presentation of “Of Mice and Men,” and the Family and Children’s Services 7th Annual Spring Time in Tuscany wine tasting fundraiser.

Thursday, March 8

Patterson Mill Middle/High School to host “Rachel’s Challenge” presentations, March 8

On Thursday, March, 8, 2012, Patterson Mill Middle/High School will host three “Rachel’s Challenge” presentations for students, parents and community leaders. Rachel Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School tragedy on April, 20, 1999 and through this program Rachel’s legacy of tenderness and compassion lives on. Speakers from the organization will give hour long presentations at 8:00 a.m. for high school students and 9:00 a.m. for middle school students. The program features powerful video/audio footage of Rachel’s life and the Columbine tragedy. Rachel’s Challenge motivates students to treat others with care and respect. A special presentation will be held at 7:00 p.m. for families and community members in the auditorium. The program will also be held at Harford Tech on March 9th at 7pm in the Amoss Center. For more information, contact the school at 410-638-4640.

Purim at the Circus at Chabad of Harford County, March 8

Have a Light Dinner while hanging out at the circus having fun, playing games, dressed up and enjoying the Juggling show from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Mar. 8 at Chabad of Harford County, 102 N. Main St. Suite B1 Bel Air, MD RSVP Call 443-353-9718 or

Godspell at Trinity Lutheran School, March 8, 9, 10

Trinity Lutheran School presents – Godspell- March 8, 9, 10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Shows begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults.

Friday, March 9

Basket Bingo to benefit C. Milton Wright Project Graduation, March 9

31Purses/Vera Bradley/Longaberger Basket Bingo to benefit C. Milton Wright Project Graduation – this Friday March 9. doors open 6, games start 7pm. Tickets $15. Project Graduation is about hosting an alcohol and drug free after prom party and after graduation cruise–keep our seniors safe those nights and while there they get to win some really great prizes donated from Harford County businesses. Tickets at door or call Mary Lou Anderson 410-937-7749.

Tidewater Players to present ‘Of Mice and Men’ March 9, 10, 11

Tidewater Players, The Community Theatre of Havre de Grace, presents ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck March 9, 10 and 11. Todd Starkey is directing the production, which will be performed Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Performances will be held on the second floor of 121 N. Union Ave. For tickets and more information visit Performances continue March 16 & 17 at 8 p.m. and March 18 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10.

After school “Triple Play” bowling at Forest Hill Lanes, March 9

Looking for some after school fun for the kids on Fridays? Try Bel Air News & Views’ sponsor Forest Hill Lanes’ “Triple Play” bowling. Get 3 great things: Bowling from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm including shoe rental, a slice of cheese pizza and a small soft drink all for just $9 a person. For more information, visit or call 410-838-4477.

Magic the Gathering: Friday Night Magic, March 9

Every Friday Night ..Washington Street Books in Havre de Grace hosts Friday Night Magic. Known for being “Magic the Gathering’s Premier Store in Harford County”. They host Events every Friday starting at 6:00 pm. Washington Street Books is at 131 North Washington Street, Havre de Grace, Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit or call 410-939-6215.

Harford Day School Basket Bingo, March 9

Basket Bingo is coming to Harford Day School on Friday, March 9th. Doors open at 6pm, games begin at 7pm. Ages 5+. All must have a ticket to enter, $15 per person, $20 at the door if available. Tables of 10 may be reserved for $150. Raffles, door prizes, food concessions, and fun for all ages! Many sponsorship opportunities too. Contact 410-838-4848 for more information.

BOOM Theatre Co. to perform “The Importance of Being Earnest” March 9, 10 & 11

The BOOM Theatre Co. will perform “The Importance of Being Earnest” March 9, 10 and 11 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County, 2515 Churchville Road. Here are the details:


Fish Fry at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, March 9 & March 30

Join SPARK family ministry at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church this Friday for the 1st FISH FRY! Next Friday, March 9th and Friday, March 30th in the Msgr. McCall Center either before Stations of the Cross (7:00 pm) or after. The menu includes fish, French fries, perogies, and lem-onade or ice tea. We will also have cheese pizza and macaroni and cheese for those of you who would like to fulfill your Lenten obligation, but don’t prefer fish. Platters- $8. Sandwich only – $5. Kids Meals – $4. The SPARK family ministry and Youth Ministry will be serving hot food from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm, so feel free to join us at any time. It is sure to be a good time. All are welcome and we hope to see you here!

Saturday, March 10

Saturday night NIGHT STRIKE! bowling at Forest Hill Lanes, March 10

Bel Air News & Views sponsor Forest Hill Lanes’ ROCK ‘N BOWL is now NIGHT STRIKE! Same great program – Saturday nights from 11 pm to 1:30 am! Laser effects, great music, black-light, hot times and fun, fun, fun! Call ahead for lane availability! 410-879-4477 Visit

4- and 5-year-old Tae Kwon Do class begins at Tae Kwon Do Masters, March 10

Looking for an affordable and convenient way to introduce your 4- and 5-year-olds to Tae Kwon Do? Bel Air News & Views sponsor Tae Kwon Do Masters is offering a new Saturday class for these younger students at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. starting March 10. There’s no long term contract, the program is pay-as-you-go and there is no initial registration fee required. For more information, contact Mr. Jimmy at Tae Kwon Do Masters (410) 879-3176 or email him at Click here to visit Tae Kwon Do Masters on Facebook: Tae Kwon Do Masters is at 224 Baltimore Pike above the 7-Eleven.

Captain DEE FENSE to speak at Trinity Joppa’s Men’s Breakfast, March 10

Captain DEE FENSE will be the speaker at our Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, March 10. Come enjoy a catered Omelet breakfast by the Omelet King and hear Captain DEE FENSE. Register at For details:

Bel Air Braves Bingo, March 10

A bingo to benefit the Bel Air Braves 13U Baseball Team will be held March 10 at the First Presbyterian Church, 224 North Main St., Bel Air. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. 20 games, specials, raffles and door prizes. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Donation is $15 a ticket (three cards). Please use the side entrance.

Sunday, March 11

Young Parent’s Group meeting at Fallston Presbyterian Church, March 11

Fallston Presbyterian Church has begun a Young Parent’s Group Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in the downstairs Conference Room.  We are having great fun learning how to raise and grow our children in faith and fellowship.  Sunday school is available for all ages during the same time as well as child care for infants and toddlers.  Worship follows at 10:30 am with contemporary and traditional music.  All are welcome!!

Wine tasting fundraiser to support Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland, March 11

Family and Children’s Services is hosting their 7th Annual Spring Time in Tuscany wine tasting fundraiser.  This event will be held on Sunday, March 11 from 2 p.m. to5 p.m. at the Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace, Maryland.  The event will feature wine tastings from a variety of local vineyards, heavy hors d’oeuvres and dessert buffet, jazz music, and a raffle board. Tickets cost $55 per person and may be acquired by contacting Family and Children’s Services at 410-838-9000, extension 222.

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Tuesday night ”LunaTICKET” bowling at Forest Hill Lanes, March 13

Make Tuesday nights fun with “LunaTICKET” at Bel Air News & Views sponsor Forest Hill Lanes. Every Tuesday night, from 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm, you get two hours of bowling – including shoe rental – for just $11 per person.* AND your first soda, beer, or glass of wine is free. (Minimum of 2 people per lane.  You must be 21 or older to consume alcoholic beverages.) For more information, call  410-879-4477 or visit

Deadline for applicants seeking membership on Harford County Public Schools Board of Education’s Citizen Advisory Committees, March 16

The Harford County Public Schools Board of Education 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. The deadline for application is March 16, 2012. For more information:


Emmorton Travel Baseball Bull & Oyster Roast, March 16

The Emmorton Travel Baseball program will be hosting the annual Bull & Oyster Roast on Friday, March 16, 2012 from 7:30-12:30 at the Richlin Ballroom. Tickets are $40.00 per person and are available at the door.

St. Paddy’s Premier at The Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace, March 16


The Vandiver Inn is having a St. Paddy’s Premier, a beer pairing event from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 16. It will benefit the Senator Bob Hooper Hospice House. It will be fun evening with music, entertainment and great food. There will be a silent auction with beer memorabilia.You can order tickets through the hospital by calling the number on the attached brochure, or call me for tickets at 410-937-9804. Please come join us for a memorable evening in the beautiful Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace while benefiting the Hospice House.


St. Patrick’s Day Bull & Oyster Roast, March 17


The Jarrettsville Elementary School PTA is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Bull & Oyster Roast from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Jarrettsville Gardens on Federal Hill Road. The event is to feature traditional corned beef and cabbage, music, prizes and a Big 6 wheel. Tickets are $35 per person. Call Missy at 410-808-0401.


Futures11 networking and career event, March 22


HCPS, in partnership with Harford Community College and the Harford County Office of Economic Development, will host the Futures11 networking and career event on Thursday, March 22, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. in the gymnasium of Harford Community College. Approximately 450 high school juniors will take part, coming from the following programs: Harford Technical High School, the Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High School, the Biomedical Sciences Program at Bel Air High School, the Global Studies and International Baccalaureate Program at Edgewood High School, the Academy of Finance Program at Edgewood High School and the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Program at Joppatowne High School. The event is designed to help students begin considering their post-secondary career options.


“Pottery in the Barn,” March 23rd, 24th, 25th


The Earth Arts Potters Guild presents: ”Pottery in the Barn” March 23rd, 24th, 25th. To benefit Rockfield Manor, located at 501 Churchville Rd., Bel Air, Md 21015. The Barn doors open Friday 5 – 8 pm, Saturday 10 – 5 pm, and Sunday 11 – 4 pm. Join us at our exhibit and sale of hand thrown and hand built stoneware pottery. Meet the artist and ask them about the creative process used in firing their traditional and contempory works in clay. Hope to see you there.


Harford County Department of Community Services Volunteer Harford 4th Annual Volunteer Expo, March 24


The Harford County Department of Community Services Volunteer Harford is proud to announce the 4th Annual Volunteer Expo, Saturday, March 24 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Patterson Mill Middle High School, 85 Patterson Mill Road in Bel Air. The Volunteer Expo will feature vendors looking for volunteers; the Expo provides the perfect opportunity to hear from and learn about exhibiting organizations and agencies and learn about available volunteer opportunities. The Volunteer Expo is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Everyone is welcome to attend – individuals, seniors, families, youth groups, scout troops, etc. For more information, contact the Department of Community Services Volunteer Harford at 410-638-4444 or visit

NEMKC & AKC Sanctioned B-OB Match, March 25

The Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club and American Kennel Club Sanctioned B-OB Match is Sunday, March 25 at the Harford Equestrian Center in Heavenly Waters Park, 608 N. Tollgate Road, Bel Air. Click here for details and entry form:

Harford County Bicyle and Pedestrian Master Plan Open House, March 28

The Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning is hosting an open house on March 28th from 5pm to 8pm, 220 Main Street (2nd Floor), Bel Air to gather public input on the Harford County Bicyle and Pedestrian Master Plan. Your input is crucial. Come out and learn what is proposed and offer your opinion and feedback. They are particularly interested in hearing from bike commuters and people who walk and cycle to do their daily errands/work – or would like to.

Dancing for a Cause at SwingTime Ballroom, March 31

Dancing for a Cause, Saturday, March 31, 2012, 7 PM to Midnight at SwingTime Ballroom, 2315 Belair Road (next to Harvest Fare), Fallston, Maryland 21047. Come join your favorite Upper Chesapeake medical professionals as they battle on the ballroom floor to support Upper Chesapeake Cancer LifeNet. Seven couples will compete for votes to be named the Dancing for a Cause Champion. Voting is open online at or at the event. The championship will be determined by your donation votes and the judges decisions – every vote is a donation to Upper Cheseapeake Cancer LifeNet. Participating in the event are: Dr. Angela Poppe- Ries, Dr. Venkata Parsa & Dr. Anstha Sethi, Mr. & Mrs. David TerBorg, Dr. & Mr.  Sivasailam, Dr. & Mrs. Hector Rivera, Mr. Ross Ratcliff, Ms. Maria LoBianco. Guests will enjoy refreshments and light fare, with a silent auction to benefit Upper Chesapeake Cancer LifeNet. There will be open dancing – with beginner ballroom lessons – for everyone along with special spotlight dances featuring professional and competitive dancers. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door if available. For tickets and information, or to make a donation to vote for your favorite dancer call 410-877-2633 or visit

 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church’s annual Passion Play, April 1 & 6

 Joppa, MD – Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will be presenting its annual Passion Play, “Had it not been for a man called Jesus”. The play is a dramatic presentation depicting the trial, suffering and death of Jesus Christ. In its 18th year, the Passion Play promises to be memorable. Trinity’s Lead Pastor, Paul Austin encourages everyone to attend. “The Passion tells the story of the days leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, followed by his resurrection and ascension into heaven. This will change your life forever!” Two performances will be presented. Child care will be provided (up to age 4) for both presentations. The event is free of charge and all are welcome! Palm Sunday, April 1, 2012, 6:00PM. Good Friday, April 6, 2012, 7:00PM. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1100 Philadelphia Road Joppa, MD 21085, For more information, please call 410-679-4000,

2012 All-County Concert, April 12


You are cordially invited to attend the last 2012 All-County Concert. The young musicians in these series of concerts represent the best that HCPS has to offer, and each concert promises to be an exciting experience. The final All-County High School Jazz Concert will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at Patterson Mill High School. The concert is open to the public and free of charge.


Harford County Department of Community Services presents early childhood resource fair: The Early Years Expo, April 14


The Harford County Department of Community Services Local Management Board, in collaboration with the Early Childhood Roundtable, is seeking vendors for The Early Years Expo, an early childhood resource fair which will be held Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 9:00 1:00 p.m. at Abingdon Elementary School, 399 Singer Road in Abingdon. For details, visit:


1st annual Bull Roast for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, April 15

The 1st annual Bull Roast for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is 4pm-8pm April 15 at the Richlin ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road,  Edgewood. Tickets are $35.00 a person or $300 for a table of 10. full buffet with beer and wine included. Featuring a DJ from DJ delights. All proceeds go to the leukemia and lymphoma society. Please contact Meagan Bohlen for tickets and information at, (410) 322-8141.


Joppatowne High School to host Cyber Camp, July 9-20


Joppatowne High School will host Cyber Camp July 9-20, 2012. This two-week experience provides hands-on activities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the field of cybersecurity. Attendees will learn and apply basic concepts of programming, forensics, cryptography and program management. The program is open to current 9-12 grade HCPS students and is limited to the first 20 students registered. The deadline for registration is June 1, 2012. Click here for more information.


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