Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include Aberdeen’s Christmas Street celebration on Saturday, Bel Air’s Christmas Parade and tree lighting on Sunday, high school plays and a ton of holiday events.
Thursday, Nov. 29
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 www.belairdrama.org 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.
Friday, Nov. 30
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).
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 Lisa@cclife.tv for more information.
“Operation Santa” toy drive at Looney’s Pub, Nov. 30-Dec. 14
Looney’s Pub is organizing an “Operation Santa” toy drive for the children of New York and New Jersey affected by Hurricane Sandy. They are asking for unwrapped toys to be dropped off at Looney’s North or Looney’s Maple Lawn between Nov. 30 and Dec. 14. Santa and his caravan will be picking the toys up on Dec. 15. Special thanks to Roger Penske for donating all the moving vans and to Looneys for their support of those affected by Hurricane Sandy. For details: http://bit.ly/Vf3Fds
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 www.oakgrovechristmas.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Bel Air Moose Lodge’s Annual Holiday Craft Show, Dec. 1
The Bel Air Moose Lodge’s Annual Holiday Craft Show is coming up 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at the lodge, 310 E. Jarrettsville Rd. Shop for unique, one of a kind gifts including Wood Crafts, Paracord, Raven’s Crafts, pottery, jewelry and more. Breakfast & Lunch available for purchase. Made to order Omlettes for Breakfast, Pit Beef & Ham, Soup, Sweets & Snacks. Free Admission & Plenty of Parking.
Church Creek Elementary School’s Holiday Shoppe, Dec. 1
Church Creek Elementary School’s Holiday Shoppe will be open on Saturday, Dec 1st from 9a-1p located at 4299 Church Creek Rd in Belcamp. We will have a fantastic vendor/craft fair along with Children’s Holiday shopping. Get your picture taken with Santa and also Family portraits will be available to purchase as well. FREE snacks and crafts for the kids too!! Come on down and support CCES tomorrow!!!!
“Barn” Dance Fundraiser for the Harford County 4-H Camp, Dec. 1
A “Barn” Dance Fundraiser for the Harford County 4-H Camp is coming up Saturday, Dec. 1 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 6 Cherry Hill Road in Street. Heads Up! is playing all of the classic and $10 admission, beer and wine for sale $2 each, BYOL, MUST be 21 snacks and sodas available. RAVENS PRIZE WHEEL!
Winter Wonders Festival at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church, Dec. 1
Winter Wonders Festival will be held in the McCall Center at 812 Record Road on the St. Mark Roman Catholic Church campus in Fallston from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. 60 Vendors, Children’s Activities, Raffles, and lots of family fun to get you in the Christmas Spirit! We also have a welcomed addition that is Members of the Earth Arts Pottery Guild will offer Pottery and a variety of items in the White Hall — Old Church. http://saintmarkfallston.org/
Cinderella’s Closet annual dress sale, Dec. 1
Cinderella’s Closet annual fundraising event selling special occasion dresses at a discount to Harford County resident is coming up 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in the St. Margaret Elementary School gym at 205 Hickory Ave. in Bel Air. For details, visithttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Cindys-Closet/295698077180407
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 http://bit.ly/QsbaMu.
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 www.amesumcbelair.org for more information and vendor application. Or email T’Jae Gibson at email@example.com 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.
No Kill Harford Monthly Meeting, Dec. 1
Please join us on Saturday December 1st, 2012 at 11:00am for an introduction to No Kill Harford and a positive discussion about ideas to help protect companion animals and feral cats in Harford County. With your help, we believe that Harford County can be a community where no adoptable pet or feral
politics. The meeting is at the Abingdon Library, 2510 South Tollgate Road - Abingdon. For questions, please firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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 email@example.com.
Split Endz Salon’s fundraiser for The Welcome One Emergency Shelter, Dec. 1
Dec 1st Split Endz Salon will be holding our first fundraiser for The Welcome One Emergency Shelter! Please join us! There will be vendors for shopping and 10% of the days services will be donated! Support our local cause! Donations for the shelter will also be collected!
Sunday, Dec. 2
“Blue Christmas” service at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Dec. 2
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd will offer a “Blue Christmas” service Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. for anyone wanting encouragement this holiday season. http://lcgselca.x10.mx/blue-christmas-service-dec-1-at-2-p-m/. Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd is at 1515 Emmorton Road in Bel Air.
Harford Ballet Company’s Nutcracker Outreach at Abingdon Library, Dec. 2
Harford Ballet Company will be performing our Nutcracker Outreach at Abingdon Library at 2pm Sunday. There will also be a chance to win tickets to our full performance December 15! For details about the full performance, visit http://bit.ly/R79hkT.
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 http://bit.ly/SP1eZ9
Pets With Santa, Dec. 2
FREE pet pictures with Santa will be on Sunday December 2nd from 12-3 pm at the Jarrettsville Vet Center, 3961 Norrisville Road, Jarrettsville. Bring your pet(s) and family to meet Santa for a memorable photo this holiday season. Jarrettsville Vet Center will forward all photographic images to local labs for your selection and reproduction options. No Kill Harford will have pet related holiday items for sale as well as adorable kittens for adoption.
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Zumba at the Bel Air Armory, Dec. 4 & 6
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!!! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4727697800752&set=o.136958171000&type=1&theater
Z-Time Trivia at Applebee’s, Dec. 5
Z-Time Trivia at 8pm on Wednesdays at Applebee’s.
The Vein and Cosmetic Institute’s Holiday Open House, Dec. 5
Bel Air News & Views sponsor The Vein and Cosmetic Institute invites you to enhance your holiday glow at its Holiday Open House 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 at its Bel Air office, 520 Upper Chesapeake Drive, Ambulatory Care Center, Suite 304. http://bit.ly/St5dMl
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bel-Air-Honda/127797857233978
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (443) 910-4097.
Christmas Boutique and Candlelight Tour of Homes in Havre de Grace, Dec. 8 & 9
The Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace at the Lock House’s Christmas Boutique and the 40th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes is coming up Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9. Here are the details: http://bit.ly/TuaPs4
Public Hannukah Celebration and Outdoor Menorah lighting, Dec. 9
Chabad of Harford County will be holding the 3rd annual public Hannukah Celebration and Outdoor Menorah lighting on Dec. 9th 2012, 4:30pm at the Bel Air Armory. For details: http://bit.ly/X8jK4P
Breakfast with Santa at Fallston United Methodist Church, Dec. 15
Fallston United Methodist Church’s Mothers of Preschoolers group is presenting Breakfast with Santa at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, breads, OJ, coffee and more. No waiting in a long line for your picture with Santa. Get your number and enjoy breakfast while waiting to be called. Take a picture with your own camera. All proceeds benefit the FUMC MOPs. Cost is $6 per person, children under age 1. RSVP to Shaunna at email@example.com
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 atwww.harfordballetcompany.org. 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 http://baccsings.weebly.com
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: http://bit.ly/Tb9zcx