Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Nov. 9-11)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the fourth annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk at Harford Community College Saturday, a variety of Veterans Day events throughout the area and the household hazardous waste disposal day at Harford Waste Disposal Center also on Saturday.

Thursday, Nov. 8

Emmorton Rec Indoor Soccer’s final registration, Nov. 8

Emmorton Rec Indoor Soccer’s final registration for boys and girls ages 5 to 14 is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at Emmorton Rec and Tennis Center. Games will be played Sunday afternoons in February and March at Freestate Sports Arena. Cost is $90. Travel players are welcome. For more information, contact

Friday, Nov. 9

Harford County government celebrates U.S. Marine Corps 237th birthday with flag raising, Nov. 9

The Harford County government is to celebrate the U.S. Marine Corps 237th birthday with an 8 a.m.  flag raising ceremony at the county administration building, 220 S. Main Street on Friday, Nov. 9.

C. Milton Wright Mustangs Booster’s 31 Purses / Vera Bradley / Longaberger® Basket Bingo, Nov. 9

C. Milton Wright Mustangs Booster’s 31 Purses / Vera Bradley / Longaberger® Basket Bingo is Nov. 9. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Games start 7:00 p.m. in the C. Milton Wright School Cafeteria. Ticket Price $15.00. All proceeds will benefit the C. Milton Wright Mustangs Booster Inc.

Harford County Sheriff’s Office Explorers Basket Bingo Friday, Nov. 9

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office Explorers are hosting a Basket Bingo Friday, Nov. 9 at the Fallston Volunteer Fire Company, 2201 Carrs Mill Road in Fallston. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. (The price of admission includes 3 cards each, for 16 regular games and 4 special games. Chances on raffle items, additional cards and food will be sold separately.) Limited seating is available. Seats limited to players only. No admittance without ticket. This is a non-smoking event. Please contact DFC Matt McGuirk at 443.876.1062 or, via e-mail at

Magic the Gathering: Friday Night Magic, Nov. 9

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.

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


Flowers for Algernon and Oz, Nov. 9 & 10

Flowers for Algernon and Oz an evening of two one-act plays to be performed at Havre de Grace High School, 700 Congress Ave.  at 7 p.m. on both Nov. 9 and Nov. 10. For more information, call 410-939-6600.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Bel Air Farmers Market, Nov. 10

The Bel Air Farmers Market is open 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.

4th annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk, Nov. 10

The Fourth Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk takes place at Harford Community College Saturday, November 10, at 9 a.m. The race, on a USA Track and Field Certified Course, honors the memory of Heather L. Hurd, a history major at Harford Community College from 1999 to 2003, who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting. On-site race registration takes place in the newly renovated Susquehanna Center auxiliary gymnasium from 8 to 8:45 a.m., with the race starting at 9 a.m. For details:

Havre de Grace United Methodist Church breakfast, Nov. 10

Havre de Grace United Methodist Church breakfast starts at 8 a.m. on saturday. Sausage gravy.. Wraps..eggs..etc

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

The 1st Annual Young AFCEA-Aberdeen 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).


Harford County Humane Society benefit event, Nov. 10

The Harford County Humane Society is hosting a benefit for its planned new facility from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at at Long & Foster Bel Air, 3004 Emmorton Road, Abingdon. Come out and enjoy music, Chick-fil-A food, raffles, a 50/50, moon bounce, discounted pet micro-chipping and much, much more. All proceeds to benefit the new planned facility for the Humane Society scheduled to break ground in the fall of 2013. For details,


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

Household hazardous waste disposal day at Harford Waste Disposal Center, Nov. 10

Harford County has scheduled a day for residents to get rid of their household hazardous waste at the Harford Waste Disposal Center in Street. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Mulch & Compost Facility  at 3241 Scarboro Road will take items including oil-based paints, cleaning products, bleach, pool chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, and mercury thermometers. Here are the details:

Sunday, Nov. 11

Bel Air Veterans Day celebration, Nov. 11

American Legion Harford Post 39 in Bel Air will hold its Veterans Day ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at Bel Air Memorial Gardens, 809 Rock Spring Rd.

Aberdeen Veterans Day celebration, Nov. 11

American Legion Bernard L. Tobin Post 128 in Aberdeen will hold its Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park on Parke Street. The event is to include a guest speaker from Aberdeen Proving Ground, the Aberdeen Middle School band an a 21-gun salute.

Perryville Veterans Day celebration, Nov. 11

Perryville American Legion Post 135, Susquehanna Squadron, is to host a Veterans Day ceremony 11 a.m. Sunday at its post at 300 Cherry Street. The event is to feature CSM James E. Ervin from U.S. Army Garrison APG and the Perryville High School choir.

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Havre de Grace Veterans Day ceremony, Nov. 12

American Legion Post 47 in Havre de Grace is to host its Veterans Day ceremony 11 a.m. Nov. 12 at Tydings Memorial Park on Commerce Street. In case of inclement weather, it will move to the American Legion Post on Saint John Street.

Harford County Government to close Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day

Harford County Government will be closed Monday, November 12, 2012 in observance of Veterans Day. County Government will re-open for normal business on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

Zumba at the Bel Air Armory, Nov. 13

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. 14

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

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.

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.


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).

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.

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.

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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