Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Nov. 21-25)


Things to do around Bel Air this weekend include the Y of Central Maryland’s Turkey Trot in downtown Bel Air Thanksgiving morning, the Small Business Saturday event in downtown Bel Air and the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance’s 7th Annual Festival of Trees at the Bel Air Armory, which starts with a preview party Friday night.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

Z-Time Trivia at Applebee’s, Nov. 21

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

Thursday, Nov. 22

Tidewater Players presents ANNIE, through 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).

Y of Central Maryland Turkey Trot in downtown Bel Air, Nov. 22

Y of Central Maryland Turkey Trot in downtown Bel Air. Registration is still open – at the Walter and Betty Ward Family Center tomorrow, or Charm City Run on Wednesday from 10 am – 7 pm. Proceeds support families right here in Harford County!. Race time is 8:30 am on Thanksgiving morning at 50 W. Broadway. For details, visit

Friday, Nov. 23

Chesapeake Cancer Alliance’s “A Festival of Trees,” Nov. 23-25

Come celebrate the 7th annual Chesapeake Cancer Alliance Festival of Trees, a two (2) day Christmas wonderland of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses. Holiday boutiques, crafts, fresh greens, refreshments and children’s crafts and games will be featured. Scheduled events include a Wine Down, a Family Breakfast with Santa, storytime with Mrs. Claus and a puppet show. For details:

Chesapeake Cancer Alliance’s “A Festival of Trees Preview Party,” Nov. 23

Visit the CCA Festival of Trees “Wine Down” Social, after work or shopping on Friday, November 23, 5pm – 8 pm at the Bel Air Armory. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, while sipping a glass of wine, listening to music by Jon Sobis and previewing this year’s decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses. A Silent Auction and “Buy It Now Sale” of the Christmas trees and wreaths, decorated by local groups, will commence and continue throughout the weekend. Do not miss this wonderful event to benefit the Cancer LifeNet Program at Upper Chesapeake Health. Tickets are $15 prior to the event, $20 at the door. Tickets are at Heartbeat, Preston’s Stationery, La Chic Salon or 410-838-4273 (all areas), 443-502-2242 (Havre de Grace only). For more information call Kathleen Fox 410-838-4273 or email


“White Friday” Sale at K&B Bridals, Nov. 23 & 24

K&B Bridals is hosting a “White Friday” sale Friday & Saturday offering select wedding gowns for $99 and all other stock 40% off!

Saturday, Nov. 24

Feast with the Beasts at Plumpton Park Zoo, Nov. 24

See animals at the Plumpton Park Zoo enjoy their Thanksgiving meal at the zoo’s Feast with the Beasts event at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24. Tigers dine at 11 a.m., cougars eat and noon, the bears at 1 p.m. and the wolves at 2 p.m. The zoo is at 1416 Telegraph Road in Rising Sun. For directions, details and ticket prices, visit


Small Business Saturday in downtown Bel Air, Nov. 24

The Downtown Bel Air Alliance is celebrating Small Business Saturday with an American Express promotion:

It’s time to SHARE TO WIN! The Holidays On Main are here and we are encouraging you to SHOP SMALL. Join us this weekend for Small Business Saturday on November 24th and enjoy AMAZING shopping and dining promotions at our LOCAL shops, boutiques, salons, restaurants, and businesses. We will also be giving away TWO $50.00 American Express Gift Cards this Small Business Saturday, but you gotta play to win! Be Merry, Be LOCAL, and Be A Part Of It

Sunday, Nov. 25

Pancake breakfast at Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company, Nov. 25

Pancake breakfast at Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Freewill donation. For information, 410-887-5773.

Thanksgiving open house at Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, Nov. 25

Bring your relatives to the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center for a post-Thanksgiving outing from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. Enjoy exhibits, refreshments, a seasonal craft and “Meet the Critter.” Donations are welcomed. The program is free, but reservations are required. Call 410-612-1688 or 410-879-2000, ext. 1688.

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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

Zumba at the Bel Air Armory, Nov. 27 & 29

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!!!

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.

Kids Night Out at the Bel Air Armory, Nov. 30

Kids Night Out is back at the Bel Air Armory, Friday, Nov. 30!!! It is FREE and a Christmasy good time for kids ages 3-11. It is from 6-9pm at the Bel Air Armory on Main Street and includes carnival games, prizes, an Extreme Balloon Artist Steve Gambrill performance, pictures with Santa, Christmas crafts, face painting, and a pizza dinner. You just fill out a permission slip to drop your kid(s) off and you can go get your shopping done!! It’s a WIN – WIN! Only 200 spots are avail and are filling fast! Email for more information.

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.

North Harford High School presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

North Harford High School presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. A collaboration of ten teachers and more than eighty students and alumni – building sets, painting backdrops, running lights and sound, and working as stage crew, playing instruments, acting, dancing and singing – results in some of the most outstanding student work in the county and incorporates more students and teachers than any other extra-curricular activity at North Harford High School! This year principal Ed Herbold will even be making an appearance on stage (much to the delight of the students) as Jacob! The show promises to be a wonderful event for the entire family! Performance dates and times are Friday, November 30, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 1, 3:00 p.m.; Saturday, December 1, 7:00 p.m.

Bel Air High School presents “It’s a Wonderful Life” Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1

Bel Air High School is to present “It’s a Wonderful Life” Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1. Shows are at 7 p.m. with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Dec. 1. Tickets are $10 in advance at or $12 at the door. The Bel Air Drama Company’s Parent’s Association is taking this opportunity to raise funds for Anna’s House, a shelter for homeless women and children in Harford County. 100% of the donations received during this production will go directly to help the families in need at Anna’s House throughout the holiday season.

Aberdeen’s Christmas Street celebration, Dec. 1

Aberdeen’s Christmas Street celebration is coming up 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. This  year’s theme is “What Christmas Means to Me.” Events include Breakfast with Santa from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Grace Church, Holiday Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire department; Aberdeen Room open house from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Street Concert at 2 p.m. at Grace Church steps and a Christmas parade at 3 p.m. downtown on West Bel Air Avenue.

Harford County Sheriff’s Town Hall Meeting for residents of the Jarrettsville area, Dec. 1

Harford County Sheriff L. Jesse Bane is hosting a Town Hall Meeting for residents of the Jarrettsville area on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Jarrettsvile Pubic Library, 3722 Norrisville Road. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9 a.m. The primary purpose of the town meeting is to develop cooperative partnerships within communities and address community quality of life concerns. Topics are to include crime statistics, crime trends in your community, community concerns and issues. For details, visit

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.

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza at Slavie Federal Savings Bank, Dec. 1

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza at Slavie Federal Savings Bank from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 1. Come do some holiday shopping!  Featuring the following companies: Scentsy, Fab Kids, Tastefully Simple, Thirty One, Jamberry Nails, Velata, Grace Adele, Premier Designs, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay and MORE.  Door prizes. Slavie Federal Savings Bank is at 1614 E. Churchville Rd.

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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