Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Feb. 22-24)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Chocolate & Art Walk and Chocolate & Candy Festival Movie Night, both on Friday, CASA of Harford County’s 3rd Annual Bull and Oyster Roast and Harford Community College’s Wine Expo on Saturday and a bridal open house at four Havre de Grace venues on Sunday.

Friday, Feb. 22

Good Cause’s 2nd Annual “Snowflake”  dinner banquet, Feb. 22

Join us at the 2nd Annual “Snowflake”  dinner banquet on Friday, February 22, 2013 and help us raise awareness for Good Cause and the people we serve.  The event will be catered by a local favorite, Olive Tree. We’re providing tasty fondue appetizers and delicious desserts. It will be held at Havre de Grace’s well known St. Patrick’s Fellowship Hall (615 Congress Ave, HdG). Doors open at 6 PM! There will be both a silent and live auction with a professional auctioneer. Live entertainment will be from 6 PM till dinner starts at 6:45 PM. The mayor of Havre de Grace, Wayne Dougherty, will be our guest speaker. I will share on what we have done in the last 2 ½ years, what the future holds for us and how you can partner for the betterment of local single parents and families. Fight with us by purchasing tickets at $35 each with a portion being tax deductible. Purchase your tickets online here or email Rebecca at If you are interested in becoming a 2013 Good Cause sponsor, please email Leah, my executive assistant, to sign up and start being recognized as we intersect and impact a couple thousand people this year!

Chocolate & Candy Festival Movie Night, Feb. 22

Chocolate & Candy Festival Movie Night is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the Bel Air Armory, 41 N. Main Street Bel Air. The event features “The Lorax” from Dr. Seuss. Admission is free and free popcorn and treat bags will be available for children while supplies last. For details, visit

Bel Air Chocolate & Art Walk, Feb. 22

The Bel Air Chocolate & Art Walk is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. The event will be held at local shops and boutiques in downtown Bel Air. For details, visit


Lenten fish fry at Prince of Peace Parish Hall, Feb. 22

Lenten fish fry from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at Prince of Peace Parish Hall, 2600 Willoughby Beach Road, Edgewood. Cost is $6 and includes fish sandwich, french fries, cole slaw and a drink. The event, held every Friday in lent is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

Wee-cycle Mart comes to Perryville Outlet Center, Feb. 22-24

Wee-cycle Mart comes to Perryville Outlet Center, 85 Heather Lane, Perryville Feb. 22-24. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24. Admission is $2 or $1 with a nonperishable food offering. For details, visit


Girls Night Out fundraiser for the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance at The Arena Club, Feb. 22

The Arena Club is hosting a Girls Night Out fundraiser to benefit the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance from 6 pm. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at the club at 2304 Churchville Road in Bel Air. The event features comedian Cheryl Silence, Chair Dancing Workout, Hot Yoga, Zumba, Shopping, Refreshments & MORE! Guests are welcome. For details and to register call 410-734-7300.


Saturday, Feb. 23

Bel Air Elementary School PTA Bulldog Bingo, Feb. 23

Bel Air Elementary School PTA is hosting Bulldog Bingo Saturday, Feb. 23. The event is at Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. 20 Games of Bingo, Special games, Raffles, Door Prizes and concessions. Some of the prizes include a Nook, a Keurig coffee machine, Pandora jewelry, Coach purse, iPod Nano and more. For advance tickets contact Shane Burke at

CASA of Harford County’s 3rd Annual Bull and Oyster Roast, Feb. 23

Tickets are still available for CASA of Harford County’s 3rd Annual Bull and Oyster Roast this Saturday, Feb. 23 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Jarrettsville Gardens. For tickets call 410-638-4938, email casa@harfordcountymd.govor order online at Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. The menu includes oyster stew, oysters on the half shell, pit beef, turkey and barbecue chicken. The event features a disc jockey, money wheel, raffle, door prizes and silent auction.

Chocolate Easter egg sale to benefit charities, Feb. 23 and 24

Trinity Lutheran Church 1100 Philadelphia Rd in Joppa. Homemade chocolate covered Easter eggs (8+ flavors) for sale AFTER all services (5:07 pm Saturday, 9:00 am & 10:45 am Sunday) Proceeds benefit family charities in Harford County.

Under 21 Club Night at SwingTime Ballroom in Fallston, Feb. 23

SwingTime Ballroom is hosting its inaugural Under 21 Club Night on Saturday, February 23, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Cover charge is $10 per person. Open to everyone ages 16-18, the Under 21 Club Night will feature dancing to music from one of the area’s hottest club DJs – DJ Sin Jason – along with special lighting design. The $10 per person cover includes soda and snacks. For details and dress code, visit SwingTime Ballroom is at 2315 Belair Road, Fallston in the Harvest Fare shopping center.

Sunday, Feb. 24


NVS hosts Cut-A-Thon for Upper Chesapeake Cardiac and Pulmonary Care, Feb. 24

This Sunday, Feb 24,  NVS Salon & Spa at 312 N Main Street  in Bel Air will be hosting a Cut-A-Thon where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Upper Chesapeake Cardiac and Pulmonary Care. (In support of Heart month) We will have on-site Baltimore Ravens Superbowl Champions Cheerleader Angel P. to sign autographs and take pictures too! Heather Ziehl, Mrs. Maryland will be on site as well for pics and autographs! We will be offering $25 wet haircuts. (NO Blow-drys) and $10 eyebrow waxing.

Bridal Open House at four Havre de Grace venues, Feb. 24

A Bridal Open House with the theme “Unique on the Chesapeake” will be held at several venues in Havre de Grace from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Feb. 24. Representatives from the venues and other wedding vendors will be onsite at four locations within walking distance: MacGregor’s Restaurant & Catering, 331 St. John St., Vandiver Inn, 301 S. Union Ave., La Banque de Fleuve, 321 St. John St. and the Spencer-Silver Mansion, 200 S. Union St. For directions, visit


Quarter Auction fundraiser for Jessica Caudill’s cancer battle, Feb 24

Quarter Auction fundraiser for Jessica Caudill’s cancer battle from 2 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Feb 24 at VFW Post 10067- Gunpowder 6309 Ebenzer Rd. Middle River, MD. The event, hosted by Caudill Crusaders starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and you get two free paddles. Extra paddles are $1 each.

Harford Community College’s 14th Annual Wine Expo, Feb. 24

The Harford Community College’s 14th Annual Wine Expo is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 24. Enjoy an afternoon of wine, hors d’oeuvres, and delectable desserts. Join us for the chance to sample more than 200 fine wines from around the world. Proceeds benefit the HCC Alumni & Friends Association. Minimum age for the event is 21. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Designated drivers are $20. Purchase tickets online at

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Grand opening of MJ’s Treasure Chest in Fallston, Feb. 26

Grand opening of MJ’s Treasure Chest at 2205 (A) Belair Rd. in Fallston, Md. February 26, 2013. Selling new and barely used merchandise as well as selling local artists items. Quilts, jewelry, artwork ect. Visit them on Facebook at

Z-Time Trivia at Applebee’s, Feb. 27

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

HCPS schools to be recognized at EGATE awards reception and awards ceremony Feb. 28

The Maryland State Department of Education and the State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education initiated the Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) School Awards Program. This recognition program honors Maryland elementary, middle and high schools that offer gifted and talented programs aligned with the objectives and criteria of the Maryland Criteria for Excellence: Gifted and Talented Program Guidelines.  Hickory Elementary School has been named a 2012 EGATE School.  This year, 15 applications were submitted, and only eight were approved.  The EGATE process is a rigorous one, but is a useful tool for overall school improvement.  Each EGATE school submitted a comprehensive application which provided documentation of twenty-one different criteria under four program objectives from the Criteria for Excellence: Gifted and Talented Education Program Guidelines.  As an EGATE school, Hickory Elementary will be recognized with Governor’s proclamations at a February reception, will proudly display the EGATE banner, will host celebratory visits and will serve as models for other schools seeking to achieve EGATE status.  In addition, Jessica Hoover, assistant principal at Fountain Green Elementary School, was recognized as Outstanding Educator in Gifted and Talented Education – Teacher as Leader and will receive her award at the upcoming reception.  The EGATE awards reception and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Kossiakoff Auditorium of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD.

Baltimore’s Child’s Harford County Camp and Summer Programs Fair, March 2

Baltimore’s Child’s Harford County Camp and Summer Programs Fair is coming up from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 at The Highlands School, 2409 Creswell Road in Bel Air. Meet with directors from dozens of camps and summer programs and gather information on opportunities for your child during the summer of 2013. Enjoy free family entertainment and have a chance at winning a $250 camp scholarship to one of the exhibiting camps. For details, visit

Author Christopher Tilghman to speak at Bel Air Library, March 3

Best-selling author Christopher Tilghman will be appearing at the Bel Air Library on Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 pm to speak about his new novel,The Right-Hand Shore and kick off Harford County Public Library’s Civil War 150 events. Civil War 150 is a special programming initiative which features authors, speakers, and exhibitions dealing with one of the darkest and most transformative periods in American History. Programs will take place March through June in various branches throughout the county. For details,

Zumba for a Great Cause at Bel Air Armory, March 5

Tuesday March 5th, Bel Air Armory Zumba will be hosting a Zumbathon “Zumba for a Great Cause”. The proceeds raised will be donated to The Leukemia &
minute workout with a party atmosphere. Bring your family and friends and help us raise funds for a great cause. Donations are $5. This event begins at 7:00 pm.

Harford Day School open house, March 7

Harford Day School is holding an open house for its K-Prep through 8th Grade from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7 and Tuesday, April 23. Families can see our program in action! Take a student-led tour and talk with administrators, teachers and current parents. Harford Day School  is at 715 Moores Mill Rd. For details, visit

Prescription drug abuse prevention class, March 18

The University of Maryland Extension, Harford County office and the Harford County’s Office of Drug Control Policy are bringing classes to educate the public on prescription drug abuse to Harford County on Feb. 20 and March 18. Wednesday, Feb. 20 @ 7pm, University of Maryland Harford County Extension Office, 2335 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill, MD. Open to adults, parents, community members and concerned citizens. Monday, March 18 @ 6:30pm, Havre de Grace Community Center, 351 Lewis Lane, Havre de Grace, MD. Open to adults, parents, teens 13 years or older, community members and concerned citizens. For details:

Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. to be performed at The John Carroll School, March 1 & 2

“Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.,” based on the 1992 animated film, will be performed, in its entirety,  at The John Carroll School March 1 & 2 at 7:00 pm and March 2 & 3 at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $15 and all seats are reserved.  The Patriot Parent Association will sponsor a “Magic Carpet Tea” immediately following the Saturday afternoon performance, for children 2 – 12 years.  Tickets for this performance, including the Tea are $18.00.  Tickets are available in the school store during school hours, securely online at, or by calling 410 879-5053.

12th Annual Chocolate & Candy Festival, March 2

The 12th Annual Chocolate & Candy Festival comes to the Bel Air Armory from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Admission is $5 per person and includes four free sample tickets. Children 6 and under are free and get two free sample tickets. Extra sample tickets can be purchased three for $3. For details, visit

Friends of Nick Selvi fundraiser at Forest Hill Chick-fil-A, March 5

Friends of Nick Selvi, the Forest Lakes Elementary School music instructor who is battling cancer, have organized a Spirit Night Fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at the Forest Hill Chick-fil-A, 1980 Rock Spring Rd. (in front of Kohl’s Department Store). Chick-fil-A is to donate up to 20 percent of ticketed sales during the fundraiser to Friends of Nick Selvi. The attached flyer must be presented to the cashier in order to make the contribution. To read more about Nick Selvi, visit,0,6073611.story

Bel Air Braves 14U Baseball hosts Bags and Beads Bingo, March 9

Bel Air Braves 14U Baseball team will be hosting a Bags and Beads Bingo Saturday, March 9.  The event is to be held at the First Presbyterian Church-224 N. Main St., Bel Air.  Doors open at 6:00 and bingo begins at 7:00. Tickets are $15 in advance.  Prizes from Vera Bradley, Chamilia Beads, Thirty One Bags and more!  Fun for the whole family.  For advanced tickets and more info, please contact Amy at

BOOM Theatre Co. presents ”Steel Magnolias,” March 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30

The BOOM Theatre Co. is presenting “Steel Magnolias” at the Universalist Fellowship of Harford County at 7 p.m. on March 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30. Tickets are $12 to $15 and are available at The Universalist Fellowship of Harford County is at 2515 Churchville Rd, Churchville.

Bel Air Honda Operation KidSafe free child safety, March 15 and 16

Bel Air News & Views sponsor Bel Air Honda is hosting a two-day Operation KidSafe free child safety event March 15 and 16 at the dealership at 1800 Belair Rd. in Fallston. The event features free digital fingerprinting and photos made with specialized military equipment that can help aid law enforcement in finding a missing child. The event is 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 15 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 16. For details call 410-893-0600 or visit Bel Air Honda on Facebook

Children’s art show at Barely Used Consignments, March 21

A children’s art show is to be held at Barely Used Consignments on Main Street from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21. Artwork by Exploration Art School students will be on display at the store at 12 N. Main St. For more information about Exploration Art School, visit their Facebook page:

5th Annual Volunteer Expo, Saturday, March 23

The Harford County Department of Community Services Volunteer Harford is proud to announce the 5th Annual Volunteer Expo, Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until noon at Patterson Mill Middle High School, 85 Patterson Mill Road in Bel Air. The Volunteer Expo will feature vendors looking for volunteers; the Expo provides the perfect opportunity to hear from and learn about exhibiting organizations and agencies and learn about available volunteer opportunities. The Volunteer Expo is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Everyone is welcome to attend – individuals, seniors, families, youth groups, scout troops, etc. For more information, contact the Department of Community Services Volunteer Harford at 410-638-4444 or visit

Greater Harford Moms for a Quarter Auction, March 23

Please Join Greater Harford Moms for a Quarter Auction, March 23, 2013, 6:00pm- 9:00pm at the VFW in Joppa, 501 Pulaski Hwy, Joppa.

Parents of Scouts Longaberger and Thirty-One Gifts Basket Bingo, March 23

Parents of Scouts are hosting a Longaberger and Thirty-One Gifts Basket Bingo March 23 at John Carroll School, 703 E. Churchville Rd. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. There will be 20 games, raffles, door prizes, food and refreshments. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door (if available). A ticket is required for admittance for all ages. For tickets or for more information, call 443-987-6331 or email

Deadline for HCPS Music Competition Contest, April 19

Students in grades 9-12 of any Harford County public school are invited to submit an original, unpublished composition for entry in the third annual HCPS Music Competition Contest.  All materials must be submitted to Mr. Shane Jensen at Patterson Mill High School by April 19, 2013.  The winner’s name will be announced on the HCPS website and on the Harford County Cable Network and he or she will receive either a Pro Tools SE package (valued at $199.00) or a Sibelius Student Package.  For contest details, rules and the entry form, please click here.

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