Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (May 25-28)


Things to do this Memorial Day weekend include a Memorial Day ceremony at Shamrock Park on Monday, the Bel Air New Dealers Car Show at Festival shopping center Thursday through Monday and the MayHam Block Party at the Bel Air Armory on Saturday.

Thursday, May 24

Bel Air New Car Dealers Car Show, May 24-28

Bel Air News & Views sponsor the Bel Air New Car Dealers Car Show comes to the Festival at Bel Air shopping center for its second annual Memorial Day weekend event. The event starts Thursday and continues through Monday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at the corner of Route 24 and Bel Air South Parkway. The show includes great deals on all makes and models including Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Subaru and Jeep. If you’re in the market for a used car, make sure to visit the “Used Car Corral” to see cars including BMW, Volvo, Jaguar, Infiniti and Lexus. Look for the giant inflatable “King Kong” on Route 24. He has appeared at every car show at Festival since 1993.

Edgewood Farmers Market, May 24

Edgewood Farmers Market grand opening 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the MARC Train station in Edgewood. First 300 customers get a reusable shopping bag.

Friday, May 25

Aberdeen Farmers Market, May 25

Aberdeen Farmers Market is open 3 p.m. until 7 p.m on Fridays in Festival Park at 60 N. Parke St. featuring Hickory Chance Farm’s Angus cross beef, Keyes Creamery ice cream and cheese, herbs, flowers, heirloom vegetables, baked goods, seasonal produce, handmade furniture, bird houses, hanging flower baskets, dog treats and many more vendors. For information call 410-272-1600.

Magic the Gathering: Friday Night Magic, May 25

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.

After school “Triple Play” bowling at Forest Hill Lanes, May 25

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.

Saturday, May 26

MayHam Block Party, May 26

Join Buddy Kauffman and everyone at Central Christian-Bel Air for their MayHam Block Party on Saturday, May 26th at the Bel Air Armory, 11am-3pm. There will be a TON of fun, games, activities, music, and more. Plus food from SteelHorse Pitbeef and Tim Stielper’s Bel Air Kettle Corn Company.

Second Annual Chesapeake Cancer Alliance (CCA) Corbett Walk, May 26

CCA’s second walk in memory of or to honor cancer patients starts 9 a.m. Saturday, May 26 on the Ma & Pa Heritage Trial with the start and finish at Annie’s Playground, 864 Smith Lane in Fallston, Md. The Memory walk was founded in 2011 by the family of Priscilla Anne Corbett of Bel Air, who died on May 5, 2010 of ovarian cancer. A resident of Harford County for 35 years, she enjoyed walking the Ma and Pa Trail, was a member of the Maryland Golf and Country Club “Ladies 18 Hole” group and sang in the choir at St. Margaret Catholic Church. Donations to CCA can be made here.

Bel Air Farmers Market, May 26

The Bel Air Farmers Market has opened for this season. Stop by between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the parking lot of the Mary Risteau Courthouse off of Thomas Street and S. Bond Street.

Havre de Grace Farmers’ Market, May 26

The Havre de Grace Farmers’ Market will be open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon beginning May 5 at its location downtown on Pennington Avenue. For information on the Havre de Grace Farmers’ Market, contact Rory White of the Havre de Grace Main Street Organization at 443-250-5443 or visit

Saturday night NIGHT STRIKE! bowling at Forest Hill Lanes, May 26

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

Holy Grounds Christian Coffee House at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, May 26

Come enjoy an evening of contemporary Christian music and fun at the Holy Grounds Christian Coffee House Saturday, May 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Doors open at 7 in the Celebration Hall around back, and the music starts at 7:30 p.m. with 7 Days Youth Music Ministry and OFB and Friends. Admission and coffee are free. Dessert bars, snacks and soft drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, call the church office at (410) 838-8081.

Pugs for Pinky fundraiser, May 26

Pugs for Pinky fundraiser 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wendy’s 1604 Conowingo Road, Bel Air. Ten percent of all sales to be donated to Pugs for Pinky. Bring your pugs and pooches. For more information,

Plumpton Park Zoo opens Black Backed Jackal exhibit, May 26

The Plumpton Park Zoo in Rising Sun plans to open its Black Backed Jackal exhibit to the public on Saturday, May 26. Here are the details:

Sunday, May 27

Folk concert, May 27

Folk concert with the folk duo Wishing Chair, 7 p.m. May 27 at Grace Memorial Church parish hall. $12 donation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Back in the Saddle BBQ and Jousting Show, May 27

Back in the Saddle BBQ and Jousting Show at Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, 120 Darlington Road, Havre de Grace. Barbecue starts at 3 p.m. Jousting is at 5 p.m. Tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for kids 12 and under. Children 3 and under are free. or 410-652-3875.

Monday, May 28

Bel Air Memorial Day Ceremony, May 28

Bel Air Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 28th 11:00 a.m. at Shamrock Park at Hickory Avenue and Lee Way. A concert of patriotic music by the Bel Air Community Band begins at 10:30 a.m. The event includes a Color Guard and Flyover and wreaths to be presented by each of the branches of the Armed Forces.

Memorial Day Strawberry Festival, May 28

Memorial Day Strawberry Festival starts 4 p.m. Monday May 28 at McKendree United Methodist Church at Airville, 3708 Delta Road on Route 74 in Delta, Pa. Carry-outs available, bring containers for soup.


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Forest Hill Heat 10U Softball Car Wash fundraiser, June 2

Help the Forest Hill Heat 10U Softball team make it to the Word Series and bring your car to their car wash fundraiser from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2 at the Forest Hill BP station, 1500 Rock Spring Road (across from McDonald’s)

Author who revisits the world of Laura Ingalls Wilder to visit Bel Air library, June 2

Join author Wendy McClure as she discusses her book, “The Wilder Life:  My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie” on Saturday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue in Bel Air. The lecture, open to the public and free of charge, is followed by a book signing. To register for the event, call the Bel Air Library at 410-638-3151. For more information, visit For details:

Executive Chef of Baltimore’s Charleston restaurant Cindy Wolf to discuss “A Female’s Journey through the World of Food” at  Chenowith Activity Center, June 7

The Harford County Department of Community Services is proud to announce the “Meet the Authors” series happening in June 2012 at the Veronica “Roni” Chenowith Activity Center, located at 1707 Fallston Road in Fallston. On Thursday, June 7, 6 p.m., Cindy Wolf, award-winning executive chef, will tell her journey story from the low-country cuisine of Charleston to the high-end fine dining of France.  From two ends of the food spectrum and her success in a male-dominated world, learn more about Chef Cindy Wolf’s story in “A Female’s Journey through the World of Food with Executive Chef and Restaurateur Cindy Wolf” at the “Meet the Authors” series on June 7. Call 410-638-3260 to register for this “Meet the Authors” event.

Harford Ballet Company presents Rapunzel, June 9 & 10

Bel Air News & Views sponsor the Harford Ballet Company will present Rapunzel June 9 & 10 at the Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe St. in Bel Air. Tickets prices start at $17 and they can be ordered online at Showtime is 6 p.m. on June 9 and 1 p.m. on June 10. For more information, call 410-877-0777.

Science Café to Explore the Neurobiology of Addiction, June 12

The Northeastern Maryland Technology Council’s final Science Café of the school year will explore the neurobiology of addiction. John Warner, a counselor at Father Martin’s Ashley addiction recovery center in Havre de Grace, will share current research and trends in addiction research. The Science Café is scheduled June 12, 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble in Bel Air.

Apollo 15 astronaut Col. Al Worden to give benefit lecture for the Harford County Public Library, June 14

The first astronaut to conduct a deep space walk is coming to Havre de Grace’s Vandiver Inn, 301 South Union Ave., at  7 p.m. June 14 for a benefit lecture and signing of his book “Falling to Earth.” Col. Al Worden’s talk is part of the Harford County Public Library’s Journey Stories series and is a fundraiser for the library. Tickets are $50 per person for the lecture or $65 per person for a VIP ticket that includes a private reception with Col. Worden at 6:30 p.m. and reserved lecture seating. Tickets are available by calling 410-273-5600 or by visiting Here are the details:


Scor! String Camp for Adults, May 30-June 2

Scor! presents an event for adult players of string instruments (violin, viola, cello, bass) in Bel Air. It will be held at Saint Matthew Lutheran Church, Thurs – Sat, May 30-June 2, 2012. The Bel Air Scor! Camp includes ensembles, hands-on topical group sessions, and additional options. Participants include experienced amateurs, hobbyist players, and recent beginners. More details about offerings, fees, schedules, and faculty are available at or by calling 1-877-726-SCOR (7267). Scor! is operated by Symerge, a non-profit organization dedicated to arts creativity training.

Harford Ballet Company presents Rapunzel, June 9 & 10

Bel Air News & Views sponsor the Harford Ballet Company will present Rapunzel June 9 & 10 at the Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe St. in Bel Air. Tickets prices start at $17 and they can be ordered online at Showtime is 6 p.m. on June 9 and 1 p.m. on June 10. For more information, call 410-877-0777.

Port City Bass Anglers 8th annual kids fishing festival and reel kids casting event at Bynum Run Park, June 9

Port City Bass Anglers will hold its 8th annual kids fishing festival and reel kids casting event at Bynum Run Park in Churchville Rd in Bel Air, Md. At this event junior anglers will participate in a tournament and have a fun day of fishing that will be split into two age groups from 5 yrs old thru 15 yrs old. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM at the park entrance. The event will take place from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. The members of Port City will assist each youth in the competition. Prizes and trophies will be given out to the youth at the end of the event. There will be free food and drinks for all registered participants and their guardians. It’s a fun time enjoyed by all and we encourage you to bring your kids out for this free, fun day, a great time well spent with your kids!! Last year’s event drew over 100 Kids from the area.  We have had as many as 280 in one day.  Any additional literature or assistance is greatly appreciated.  In the last 8 years, through donations, we have been able to supply over 100 fishing rod/reel combinations as door prizes each year and other awards. Port City Bass Anglers is a member the Maryland Chapter of the FLW/TBF

TD Bank & Humane Society of Harford County Partner for Carnivale of the Dogs, June 9

The Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) and TD Bank’s Bel Air store are teaming up to host the Carnivale of the Dogs on Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The festivities will be held in the parking lot at the bank’s location at 115 Baltimore Pike in Bel Air, MD. Carnivale of the Dogs is your place to meet people who share your love of all things both fabulous and furry. Some of HSHC’s adoptable dogs will be present to meet and greet the public. Start training now to compete in a variety of games with your four-legged friend and win one of our great prizes! Is your pooch a good listener? Then play Musical Tails at 11:15 a.m. The last dog to sit when the music stops is out and the game continues until one top dog is left. Don’t miss out on the Silliest Pet Trick contest where you can showcase your dog’s unique canine abilities at 12:15 p.m. Strut your mutt’s stuff in the Best Dressed Pet Costume Contest at 1:15 p.m. Dog loving representatives from Canine Couture, Hickory Pet Supply, and See Spot Run/Dogs On The Mark will showcase their products and services. A face painter will entertain the children with her bright and colorful designs, and a hot dog vendor will provide complimentary refreshments for all. Bring your spare change and donate it to a great cause! Visitors are encouraged to use TD Bank’s Penny Arcade to automatically count and donate their spare change, with 100 percent of the donation going to the Humane Society of Harford County. Visitors are also encouraged to join TD Bank’s Affinity Membership Program by simply opening an account and TD Bank will make an annual contribution to the Humane Society based on the balance in their account. Checking, Savings, Money Market, CD and Retirement accounts are all included in the Program. Account balances are not affected in any way, are only used to determine the level of contribution, and are kept confidential. If you are already a TD Bank customer, visit any TD Bank location and ask to have your balances affiliated with HSHC! TD Bank is pet-friendly and encourages customers to bring their four-legged friends inside the lobby while pet parents do their banking.

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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