Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Nov. 15-18)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the final Bel Air Farmers Market of the season, four plays at area high schools and the Deer Creek Overlook Bridal Fair on Sunday.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Jarrettsville Young Marines spaghetti dinner, Nov. 15

The Jarrettsville Young Marines will honor veterans with a spaghetti dinner Thursday, Nov. 15, at Jarrettsville VFW Post 8672, 1714 Morse Road. The dinner is open to the entire Marine Corps league in Harford County and those affiliated with the post.

Open House for the Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High School, Nov. 15

HCPS will be hosting an Open House for the Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High School on tonight, November 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to allow parents to take an introductory look at the magnet program.  Attendance at the event is not required for application or admission to the program.  Applications to each of the HCPS magnet programs will be available at

The Imaginary Invalid to be performed at Joppatowne High School, Nov. 15, 16 & 17

The Imaginary Invalid, the French comedy by Moliere, is to be performed at Joppatowne High School, 555 Joppa Farm Road on Nov. 15, 16 & 17. Robert Bands is the director. For more information, call 410-612-1510.

Friday, Nov. 16

Patterson Mill Middle/High School’s 6TH annual PTSA Bingo, Nov. 16

Patterson Mill Middle/High School, 85 Patterson Mill Road, Bel Air, is sponsoring its 6TH annual PTSA Bingo on Friday, November 16th featuring Vera Bradley, Longaberger, Autographed Ravens Item And Scentsy Bingo. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start at 7:00 p.m. Vocellis, Chick-Fil-A, snacks, candy, and drinks will be on sale. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Contact Michele Deane (410) 776-3503 or Sue Parks (410) 803-9015. You can also purchase tickets at the school office between 10 a.m and 2:00 p.m. (see Susan Gray). Proceeds benefit student programs and enrichment at both the Middle and High School.

C. Milton Wright PTSO’s Holiday Shopping Done Wright event, Nov. 16

The C. Milton Wright PTSO is hosting its Holiday Shopping Done Wright vendor and crafter event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 in the C. Milton Wright cafeteria at 1301 N. Fountain Green Road in Bel Air. Vendors are to include: 31 B. Scrabbled Flip Flop Lady Gem Dandies fibi and clo Scensty Candles Longaberger Stampin’ Up Stella and Dot CMW Boosters Club Close to My Heart Pampered Chef Nerium Facial Cream Rendi Picture Frames FTA Vacations Handmade Purses and Lanyards Silpada Traci Lynn and more.

Edgewood Middle School’s 2nd annual Turkey Trot, Nov. 16

Edgewood Middle School will host its 2nd annual Turkey Trot on Friday, November 16.  The event will feature three events:  the 8th grade run at 10:10 a.m., the 6th grade run at 12:10 p.m. and the 7th grade run at 1:25 p.m.  The top 50 girls and top 50 boys in each grade will be in the race, and all of the students not running in their grade race will be cheering on the turkey trotters.  The 1st place boy and girl runner in each grade will be awarded a turkey, first through third place runners will receive a long sleeve turkey trot shirt and first through tenth place runner will earn ribbons.  All participants will receive a certificate.

Tidewater Players presents ANNIE, Nov. 16-Dec. 9

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. from Nov. 16 through Dec. 9 at 121 N. Union Ave. in Havre de Grace. All seats $18. Leapin’ Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. ANNIE is the perfect family-friendly musical! For more information, call (410) 939-TIDE (8433).

C. Milton Wright’s Stage Wright to perform Annie Get Your Gun Nov. 16 & 17

C. Milton Wright’s Stage Wright to perform Annie Get Your Gun Nov. 16 & 17 at the school, 1301 North Fountain Green Road. For more information call 410-638-4110.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to be performed at Fallston High School, Nov. 16 & 17

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to be performed Nov. 16 and 17 at the school, 2301 Carrs Mill Road. The show, directed by Katie Rizer is based on the book  by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos lyrics by Leo Robin, music by Jule Styne All Showtimes at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 410-638-4120.

Harvey  to be performed at Harford Technical High School, Nov. 16 & 17

Harvey the Pulitzer prize winning play by Mary Chase is to be performed Nov. 16 & 17 at the school at 200 Thomas Run Road under the direction of Jessica Brockmeyer. All showtimes at 7 p.m., 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 17. For more information, call 410-638-3804.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Bel Air Farmers Market, Nov. 17

The final Bel Air Farmers Market of the season is open between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nov. 17 in the parking lot of the Mary Risteau Courthouse off of Thomas Street and S. Bond Street.

Charity Powder Puff game at Patterson Mill High school to benefit Homes for our Troops, Nov. 17

Four teams of Harford County moms have organized a charity Powder Puff game at Patterson Mill High School this Saturday to raise money for the Homes for Our Troops program. The game is at 1 p.m. Nov. 17 at Patterson Mill, 85 Patterson Mill Road in Bel Air. Here are the details:

Annual 5K One World Run, Nov. 17

The Falcon Flying Feet Running Club is a group of active and dedicated students at North Harford Middle School. This club, which is growing in size and popularity, meets every Wednesday and Friday afternoon for its 40 members to work on their pace, endurance and fitness levels. The students, who are at different training levels, are learning the ins and outs of the sport of running, as well as spending extra time with their friends. The students involved in the club are very interested in improving their time in order to participate in, what is for many of them, their first official 5K that is quickly approaching.  The Annual 5K One World Run will be held November 17, 2012, in White Hall at the Norrisville Recreation Complex. As in the past, this international event takes place in many cities and countries around the world. The cause has even spread to Antarctica, so this year there will be runners on every continent!  Since the race is completely corporate-sponsored, all the race fees go directly to Project AIDS Orphan (PAO). PAO is a not-for-profit organization supporting children who have been orphaned by the AIDS crisis in East Africa. Funding supports the Mission House of Hope, which provides food, clothing, health care and education to AIDS Orphans in Kenya. Funds raised last year were used in the construction and stocking of the Katito Health Clinic in Kenya.  Stateside, the goal is to create an awareness of the African AIDS crisis and educate individuals about how they can help and raise funds for these children. Project AIDS Orphan is tax exempt pursuant to Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), and most donations are tax deductible.  Many North Harford Middle students, their families and community members are participating in the 2012 One World Run. For more information about the One World Run in Maryland or to download this year’s registration form, go to and click on One World Run, or contact Sharalyn Heinly at  Whether you run, jog, walk, or crawl….come be a part of history in the making!

Sunday, Nov. 18

Black Youth in Action’s 34th Annual Debutante Ball, Nov. 18

The Black Youth in Action’s 34th Annual Debutante Ball is 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood. Tickets are $50 and can be bought from any 2012 BYA debutante.

Harford Writers’ Group panel discussion at Abingdon library, Nov. 18

Members of the Harford Writers’ Group are to share their love of writing with the community during a panel discussion at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Abingdon Branch of Harford County Public Library.

Deer Creek Overlook Bridal Fair, Nov. 18

The Deer Creek Overlook Bridal Fair is from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at the banquet facility at 6 Cherry Hill Road, Street. The event is to include vendors, bridal fashions, tastings and prizes. Wedding professionals from every category are to be represented. Admission is $5, but the event is free for brides and grooms who pre-register by calling 410-838-5464, or email or visit

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C. Scott Sharnetzka to be inducted into the HCPS Educator Hall of Fame, Nov. 19

During the Board meeting on Monday, November 19,  C. Scott Sharnetzka will be inducted into the HCPS Educator Hall of Fame for his 30-year tenure as a music teacher.  The induction ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the A. A. Roberty Building in Bel Air.  As a reminder, Board meetings are aired via live stream on the school system website at

Zumba at the Bel Air Armory, Nov. 20 & 22

Zumba Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7:00 pm at the Armory. Come experience a great time. Get an exhilarating workout with a Latin rhythm twist that will keep you coming back for more. You don’t have to know how to dance to take Zumba. It’s all about having fun and burning over 600 calories in 1 hour. See you there!!!

Z-Time Trivia at Applebee’s, Nov. 21

Z-Time Trivia at 8pm on Wednesdays at Applebee’s.

CPR class at Bel Air VFC, Nov. 26

For those interested a CPR class will be held at the Bel Air VFC on November 26th at 18:30 hours. Email to register or for more info.

Crohn’s & Colitis monthly support group meeting, Nov. 27

A support group for people dealing with Crohn’s & Colitis is forming. The group welcomes people who have the disease and their family and friends. The next meeting is scheduled 7 p.m. Nov. 27 in the Maryland Room at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive in Bel Air. The group plans to meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except during the months of December, March, June, July and August. For more information, contact Carin Dlin at

Bus trip to New York City Radio City Music Hall 2012 Christmas Spectacular, Nov. 28

Harford County residents are invited to join The Baltimore County Retired School Personnel Association on its scholarship fundraiser bus trip to New York City to see the Radio Music Hall Christmas Spectacular show on November 28, 2012. The Harford County Pick-up location is at Mountain Road Park and Ride (Exit 74 @ I-95). For more information contact or call 410.515-0456.

Oak Grove Baptist Church presents “Jingle in the the City,” Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2, 14, 15 & 16

Bel Air News & Views sponsor Oak Grove Baptist Church is celebrating the season with performances of  “Jingle in the the City: A 1940s Christmas in New York” at the church, 2106 Churchville Rd. “Jingle in the City” takes you to a jazz-filled New York City in the 1940s. Follow a little band of orphans who steal the hearts of all while learning the true meaning of belonging and love. Tickets to the two-hour long performances are free but must be ordered in advance at Email or call 410-838-9898. Performance dates are Nov. 30 and Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 1 and Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m.; Dec. 2 and Dec. 16 at 4 p.m.

Ames United Methodist Church of Bel Air’s Kids For Christ Christmas Bazaar, Dec. 1

Vendors are needed for Ames United Methodist Church of Bel Air’s Kids For Christ Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Event will feature area artists, crafters, retail vendors and more. Tables are $25-$30. Visit for more information and vendor application. Or email T’Jae Gibson at before Nov. 15.

3rd Annual Holiday Shopping Spectacular brings Santa’s Workshop to Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, Dec. 1

The 3rd Annual Holiday Shopping Spectacular brings Santa’s Workshop to Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. Santa will make an appearance from noon to 1 p.m. at the fire company, 3825 Federal Hill Road. The one-stop holiday shopping event includes the opportunity for children to shop for items priced at less than $5 in Santa’s Workshop as well as activities and “Santa Helpers” to keep the kids busy while you shop. Featured vendors include Silpada, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Scentsy, Premier Designs, Longaberger, PartyLite and more.

“Beatlemania Again” comes to C. Milton Wright, Dec. 1

Tickets are now on sale for a fundraising event to benefit C. Milton Wright High School’s Renaissance Team, which strives to promote academics, character education, and school spirit. The National Touring Beatles Stage Show “Beatlemania Again,” featuring members from the “Beatlemania” run on Broadway, is coming to C. Milton Wright High School’s auditorium on Saturday, December 1st. Concert starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. VIP front row seating and pre-show meet and greet with the cast is $10 extra. Send ticket request and payment by check to CMW HS – Attn. Keri MacKinnon, 1301 N. Fountain Green Rd., Bel Air, MD 21015. Please include your name, phone number and/or email address in order to receive payment confirmation. Make checks payable to C. Milton Wright. Tickets purchased through the mail will be held at will-call. For more information, contact

Bel Air Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting, Dec. 2

It’s not really the Holidays On Main without the Annual Town of Bel Air Government Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting, so join us on Sunday, December 2nd for another wonderful year of The Patrick Redmond Band, high school bands, performers, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, holiday music, FREE cookies and hot cocoa, the bonfire in Shamrock Park, and so much MORE! Be Merry, Be Local, and Be A Part Of It

Bel Air Honda to host Blood Drive, Dec. 7

Bel Air News & Views sponor Bel Air Honda is hosting a blood drive to help victims of Hurricane Sandy on Friday, Dec. 7. The drive will be held noon to 6 p.m. at the dealership at 1800 Belair Rd. For more information, contact or or by phone at 410-882-1200. Also, the dealership is collecting old cell phones which will be donated to the Cell Phones for Soldiers program which provides free communications tools to help military serving overseas stay in touch with their families. Follow Bel Air Honda on Facebook:


One Night Only: African Children’s Choir brings vibrant message of hope to Amoss Center Dec 7

The Watoto Children’s Choir of Uganda will perform for one night only Friday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m., at the Amoss Center on Harford Community College. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students, and can be purchased at Harford Technical High School.  For more information, contact Rosemarie O’Brien at or (443) 910-4097.


Harford Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker, Dec. 15

Celebrate the holiday season with Bel Air News & Views sponsor the Harford Ballet Company‘s production of The Nutcracker! The performance features guest professionals from the New York City Ballet and a large children’s cast of select area students. A tea party will follow each performance so guests have a chance to meet the characters and enjoy refreshments. Tickets prices start at $17 and they can be ordered online Showtimes are 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 15 at Aberdeen High School. For more information, call 410-877-0777.

Bel Air Community Chorus’ ”A Family Holiday Spectacular,” Dec. 16

The Bel Air Community Chorus presents its winter concert “A Family Holiday Spectacular” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 in the Bel Air High School auditorium. The performance is to feature selections including “Joy to the World,” “T’was the Night After Christmas,” “Behold a Star from Jacob Shining” and “This Little Babe.” Admission is free. For more information, call 443-752-6555 or visit

Harford County Executive David R. Craig to host public hearing on 2014 budget Jan. 28

The Office of the Harford County Executive announced a public hearing on the fiscal year 2014 budget is scheduled 6 p.m.  Monday, Jan. 28 in the Aberdeen High School auditorium. Here are the details:

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