Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Nov. 2-4)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Once Upon a Time: An Evening in the Stacks 8th Annual Gala to benefit Harford County Public Library, the Children’s Center of North Harford’s Touch a Truck Event and two high school musicals: “13: The Musical” at Bel Air High School and “‘Singin’ in the Rain”  at John Carroll.

Thursday, Nov. 1

“13 The Musical” Nov. 2, 3 & 4

The Bel Air Drama Company’s (Bel Air High School) fall production dates/times for “13: the Musical” have changed.  Thursday’s performance (tonight) has been cancelled in order to allow the group to have a final dress rehearsal.  The show will open tomorrow night (Friday) at 7:00 p.m.  There will be two performances on Saturday (2:00 p.m. matinee and 7:00 p.m.).  In addition, a 2:00 p.m. matinee show has been added on Sunday. Tickets can still be purchased on-line until midnight prior to each performance for $10 each.  Visit or to purchase advanced tickets.  Seats will also be available at the door for $12.

“‘Singin’ in the Rain” at John Carroll High School, Nov. 1, 2, & 3

Directed by Kim Brueggemann, “‘Singin’ in the Rain” will run November 1 – 4 in the school’s auditorium. Tickets are $15 each and all seats are reserved. Performance dates and times are: November 1, 2, and 3 at 7 p.m. and November 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased securely online or by calling 410 879-5053

Friday, Nov. 2

Magic the Gathering: Friday Night Magic, Nov. 2

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.

FCCAU annual dinner “Taste of Italy,” Nov. 2

The FCCAU is hosting its annual dinner to benefit its Welcome One Emergency Shelter Nov. 2. This year’s theme is a “Taste of Italy.” The event is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen, 1716 Churchville Rd., Bel Air. The dinner features an Italian buffet by Enotria and an auction of dozens of themed baskets. Tickets are $35 for FCCAU members and $40 for non-members. For more information call 410-272-2229.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church German Fest, Nov. 2

This year’s GERMAN FEST will be in the Great Hall at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 Churchville Rd. in Bel Air, beginning at 7:00 pm. Advance tickets are $40 person; but there is a special price of $300 for a table of 8 people (a $20 savings). Advance tickets need to be purchased by October 28th. MENU – Roast Pork, Chicken, Wursts, Germon potato salad, Sauerkraut, Green beans with Spetzle, Baked Apples, Black Forest Cake, Apple Strudel, Beer, Wine, Sodas and Coffee. The entertainment and music will be provided by “The Alpenlaenders.” Tickets at the door will be $45. Contact the church office at for more information or to purchase tickets or visit


Saturday, Nov. 3

8th Annual Gala to Benefit Harford County Public Library, Nov. 3

 The Once Upon a Time: an evening in the stacks 8th Annual Gala to benefit Harford County Public Library event is 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the library’s Abingdon branch. Enjoy delectable dishes, drinks & desserts including a martini Bar by Liberatore’s Ristorante. Dance the night away to music by Zim Zemarel Orchestra. Raffle, live & silent auctions including the return of BackYard Crashers! Cocktail attire. Tickets $100, available at


Children’s Center of North Harford’s Touch a Truck Event at Hawks Hill Creamery, Nov. 3

The Children’s Center of North Harford is hosting a Touch a Truck Event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Hawks Hill Creamery, 805 Highland Rd. in Street. The event features  emergency vehicles, farm equipment, go-karts, a hot air balloon, construction equipment, chaos and kayaks. In addition, there will be face painting, pony rides, a bounce house and a petting zoo. Admission is $7 per child and a maximum cost of $20 per family. Adults and children under 2 are free. Pit beef, hot dogs and other refreshments will be available. For more information, call Scott Krause at 410-877-4450 or

“Dreams to ACTION!” life goals seminar, Nov. 3

Harford County-based professional organizers Sappari Solutions will host “Dreams to ACTION!,” a seminar focused on achieving life goals, on Saturday, November 3, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 at Safe Harbor Travels Agency in Bel Air. “Dreams to ACTION!” is designed to teach individuals techniques to achieve their life dreams, tackle projects and gain confidence. The half day seminar will cover a variety of topics, including goal setting, creating a life list, action plans, time management, healthy habits, and productivity and prioritizing. Attendees will learn how to effectively manage and achieve goals related to their specific needs with support and coaching from professional organizer and Sappari Solutions owner Nettie Owens, Miele Wealth Management owner Jim Miele and wellness expert Serafina Rayner owner of Root & Sky. During the seminar, attendees will receive the program curriculum with worksheets to guide and track progress. After the seminar, attendees will have access to an online support group as they continue to work towards achieving their goals.Tickets are $75 for early bird registration before October 4, $100 for regular registration after October 4, and $125 for last call registration. Fees include a locally-sourced and prepared snack and a leather-bound portfolio to house program materials. To purchase tickets and register, please visit or the company’s Facebook page for additional information.

Fallen Officers of Harford County Memorial Ride Nov. 3

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #128 and Chesapeake Harley-Davidson have joined with several other local businesses to organize a Fallen Officers of Harford County Memorial Ride Nov. 3. The event is a fundraiser for the children of the five officers who died within days of one another in September. Visit for more information. Here are the details about the event:


Karb Kings Nomads 3rd Annual Show, Nov. 3

The Karb Kings Nomads is having its 3rd Annual Show at the Jarrettsville VFW from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 3. The Cub Scouts will be having a flea market there as well. For more information, visit or


Harford Day School’s 11th Annual Fine Arts Festival, Nov. 3

Harford Day School’s 11th Annual Fine Arts Festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the school, 715 Moores Mill Rd. See more than 50 artisans from six state at the juried exhibit and sale to include watercolors, oil and acrylic paintings, glass, wood, ceramics, jewelry, photography, fine arts and mixed media. Admission is free. For more details:

Sunday, Nov. 4

Rescheduled Havre de Grace Halloween parade, Nov. 4

Registration for the rescheduled Havre de Grace Halloween parade, postponed by Hurricane Sandy,  starts at 6 p.m. with the parade beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Costumed marchers should meet at the corner of Washington Street and Congress Avenue.

Harford Ballet Company’s Nutcracker program at Bel Air Library, Nov. 4

Harford Ballet Company will be presenting a Nutcracker outreach program for children this Sunday Nov. 4 from 2-3pm at the Bel Air public library. The presentation will include story time, short performances from the Nutcracker Ballet and a movement class for children where they can meet Clara and the Sugar Plum Fairy. Parents should contact the library to sign up for the event.

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St. James Academy’s Annual Christmas Shoppe & Cafe is Nov. 9 and Nov. 10

St. James Academy’s Annual Christmas Shoppe & Cafe is Nov. 9 and Nov. 10 at the school, 3100 Monkton Rd. in Monkton. More than 40 vendors will be offering gifts, jewelry, original art work, antiques and more. Hours are 10 am. to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10. The event includes lunch and dinner in the school’s cafe. To register, call 410-771-4816. St. James is requesting a $3 entrance donation. For more information, visit or follow them on Facebook at

1st Annual Young AFCEA-Aberdeen 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk, Nov. 10

The 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk will be held at 8:00 a.m., November 10, 2012 at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, MD with proceeds directly supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County and Edgewood Middle School (EMS).


“Flowers for Algernon and Oz,” at Havre de Grace; High School, Nov. 9 & 10

Upcoming drama productions at Harford County high schools include  “Flowers for Algernon and Oz,” Nov. 9 & 10 at Havre de Grace; and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” Nov. 16 & 17 at Fallston High School. For a full list, visit

Annual Therapeutic Riding at Normandy Farm benefit bull roast, Nov. 10

The annual Therapeutic Riding at Normandy Farm, Inc. benefit bull roast is coming up 7 p.m. to midnight Nov. 10. Tickets are $45 each and include a menu of pit beef, salads, desserts, beer, soda, live band, door prizes and a silent auction. The event will be held at Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Federal Hill Road. For tickets, call 410-836-9441 or email at For more information about Therapeutic Riding at Normandy Farm, visit


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.

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.

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.

“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

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.

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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