Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Dec. 14-16)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Greens Sale and Open House at the Historical Society of Harford County, Breakfast with Santa at Fallston United Methodist Church, Harford Ballet Company‘s production of “The Nutcracker” and the Oak Grove Baptist Church’s presentation of “Jingle in the City.”

Thursday, Dec. 13

“Operation Santa” toy drive at Looney’s Pub through 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:


Zumba at the Bel Air Armory, Dec. 13 & 18

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!!!

Friday, Dec. 14

Oak Grove Baptist Church presents “Jingle in the the City,” Dec. 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.

The BOOM Theatre Co. presents “The Seagull” December 14 and 15

The BOOM Theatre Co. is to present “The Seagull” December 7, 8, 9, 14, and 15 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County (2515 Churchville Road, Churchville MD 21028). All shows begin at 7PM. This play set in a 19th century Russian lakeside estatecontains mature themes. Audiences are warned that there will be some smoke/haze effects used in the production, and that there may be a loud, startling noise. Seating is limited.  Tickets: $15/General Admission, $12/Students and Seniors. Guests purchasing tickets at the door will be asked to pay in the forms of cash or check. For more information visit,

SwingTime Ballroom holiday celebration to benefit Anna’s House, Dec. 14

SwingTime Ballroom in Fallston is hosting a holiday celebration Dec. 14 to benefit Anna’s House of Bel Air. The event includes a 7:15 p.m. beginners dance lesson followed by open dancing from 8 p.m. to midnight. Light fare and sodas will be offered along with pictures with Santa. Admission is $15 at the door and $10 with the donation of an unwrapped toy. For more information call 410-877-2633 or visit online at The studio is located in Fallston by the Harvest Fare at the junction of Belair and Mountain Roads (Rts 1 & 152).

Saturday, Dec. 15

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

US Army Jazz Ambassadors holiday concert, Dec. 15

The US Army Jazz Ambassadors will be performing their holiday concert, Sound the Bells, in Harford Technical High School’s Amoss Center on December 15, 2012, at 3:00 pm. Tickets are free but must be requested in advance from the Army Field Band website:  Several Harford Tech students will perform with the group.

Lunch with Santa at Dark Horse Saloon, Dec. 15

Dark Horse Saloon is featuring Lunch with Santa from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Santa will be handing out treats for the children and available for pictures. Please bring a donation for Toys for Tots. Children lunch buffet $4.99. One free buffet with every adult meal purchase. Dark Horse Saloon is at 119 South Main Street in Bel Air. For more information, call 443-371-7993.

Greens Sale and Open House at the Historical society of Harford County, Dec. 15

Greens Sale and Open House at the Historical society of Harford County. Saturday noon to 8 PM and Sunday noon to 4 PM. Fresh cut greens, wreaths and arrangements. Additionally our Gift Shop is open to the public with numerous unique gifts for the Holiday Season. We are located at 143 N. Main Street in Bel Air. For more information go to or call 410-838-7691

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 at Showtimes are 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 15 at Aberdeen High School. For more information, call 410-877-0777.

Sunday, Dec. 16

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

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Z-Time Trivia at Applebee’s, Dec. 19

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

Sterling Caterers  annual Surf & Turf New Years Eve Dinner & Dance, Dec. 31

Bel Air News & Views sponsor Sterling Caterers is hosting its annual Surf & Turf New Years Eve Dinner & Dance from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Federal Hill Rd. in Jarrettsville. Tickets are $50 per person and $90 per couple for an evening of dining and dancing to the music of Premier Mobile DJs. The event is for people age 21 and older and features a full open bar and a champagne toast at midnight. For tickets call 410-557-6921. Click here to follow Sterling Caterers on Facebook:

SwingTime Ballroom’s New Year’s Eve White Party, Dec. 31

SwingTime Ballroom in Fallston is hosting a New Year’s Eve White Party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31. The ballroom will be transformed into a black light wonderland of color. Cost is $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door. Party favors, glow sticks, light fair and refreshments are included. For more information call 410-877-2633 or visit online at The studio is located in Fallston by the Harvest Fare at the junction of Belair and Mountain Roads (Rts 1 & 152).

Crohn’s & Colitis monthly support group meeting, Jan. 22

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. Jan. 22 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

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:

Harford Business Roundtable for Education General Membership meeting, Jan. 29

Harford Business Roundtable for Education General Membership meeting is 7:30 am. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 29 at Maryland Golf and Country Club. Speakers include President of Harford Community College Dennis Golladay, Harford County Councilwoman Mary Ann Lisanti and Coordinator of Harford County Public Schools magnet programs Frank Mezzanote. To make a reservation for the free event, contact Betsy Campion at or 410-838-5480. For details, visit

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