Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Feb. 8-10)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include another Ravens Rally — this one is the “Super Bowl Victory Edition” —  in downtown Bel Air from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday followed by an autograph signing by Ravens tight end Ed Dickson at Dark Horse Saloon starting at 7 p.m. You can get the autograph of Harford County’s own Mrs. Maryland America 2013, Heather Ziehl on Saturday when she makes an appearance at from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Timonium Motorcycle Show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds.

Friday, Feb. 8

Bel Air Downtown Alliance hosts RAVENS RALLY PART IV – SB47 VICTORY EDITION, Feb. 8

Bel Air Downtown Alliance is hosting RAVENS RALLY PART IV – SB47 VICTORY EDITION on Friday, February 8th, 5-6:30pm on the lot next to Dark Horse Saloon, 119 S. Main St. Tyler Daniel from WXCY FM will emcee and Natty Boh Gear will be on hand with amazing swag and giveaways! Raffle tickets will be sold for a Natty Boh Prize Pack that includes some brews, some swag, and a $50.00 Dark Horse Gift Card. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Brigance Brigade Foundation! Additional fun and surprises can also be expected.

Raven Ed Dickson autograph signing at Dark Horse Saloon, Feb. 8

Baltimore Raven Ed Dickson is to sign autographs at Bel Air News & Views sponsor Dark Horse Saloon starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Tickets are $25 for one autograph. Dark Horse Saloon is at 119 S. Main St. in Bel Air.

Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna breaks ground on its first Bel Air home, Feb. 8

On Friday, February 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm, Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna (HHS) will break ground on its latest project at 404 Giles Street. This is the first home to be constructed in Bel Air by Habitat, whose mission is to build simple, decent affordable homes in partnership with qualifying low-income families.

Vera Bradley/Thirty-one Bags Bingo, Feb. 8

Vera Bradley/Thirty-one Bags Bingo at C. Milton Wright High School Feb. 8. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Proceeds support C. Milton Band.

Longaberger Basket Bingo, Feb. 8

Longaberger Basket Bingo at The Highlands School. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, call 410-836-1415.

Basket Bingo at North Harford Cafeteria, Feb. 8

Basket Bingo at North Harford Cafeteria, Feb. 8. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Snow date is Feb. 15. or more information,  email or call 443-846-7964.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Meet & greet with Mrs. Maryland America 2013 – Heather Ziehl at the Timonium Motorcycle Show, Feb. 9

Please join us at the Timonium Motorcycle Show this Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 2PM-4PM at the TIGER LILI Booth where they’re hosting an Autograph Signing & Meet and Greet with Mrs. Maryland America 2013 – Heather Ziehl!

American Legion Auxiliary Valentine’s Dance, Feb. 9

The American Legion Auxiliary will be having a Valentine’s Dance from 7-11 p.m. Feb 9th. Tickets are $15.00 or 2 for $25.00. The American Legion is at 500 N. Hickory Ave. Call Kim for questions at 443-504-3203.

St. Valentine’s Dance at Perryville Fire Co., Feb. 9

St. Valentine’s Dance featuring DJ Batman Feb. 9 at the Perryville Fire Co., 920 Principio Furnace Rd. in Perryville. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the dance takes place 8 p.m. to midnight. No BYOB and attendees must be 21 with proof of age. For more information, call 443-350-0872.

Dinner & Show at Darlington/Dublin VFW, Feb. 9

Dinner & Show at Darlington/Dublin VFW, Feb. 9. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cover charge is $10. Richard Blane is to perform his tribute to Merle Haggard and Hank Williams, Sr. The Darlington/Dublin VFW is at 3430 Conowingo Rd. in Street. For more information, call 410-457-5461.

Contemporary Folk Artist John Flynn to perform at Grace Memorial Church Parish Hall, Feb. 9

Contemporary Folk Artist John Flynn to perform at Grace Memorial Church Parish Hall, Feb. 9. Suggested donation is $15 for adults and $10 for students (or pay what you can). The parish hall is at 1022 Main St. in Darlington. For more information, call 410-378-4350.

Oak Grove Classical Christian School Open House, Feb. 9

Oak Grove Classical Christian School is hosting an Open House starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the school at 2106 E. Churchville Rd., Bel Air. If unable to attend, please call 410-838-1333 for a tour. For more information about Oak Grove Classical Christian School, visit

Grand opening event at Kirkland’s in the Bel Air Plaza, Feb. 9 & 10

Specialty home décor and gifts retailer Kirkland’s will celebrate the grand opening of its new store at Bel Air Plaza in Bel Air on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9 and 10. The public is invited to attend the event for a special shopping experience, which will include a $500 gift card giveaway. Store hours are Saturday, Feb. 9: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 10: 12 – 6 p.m. Kirkland’s is at 567 Baltimore Pike in Bel Air.

Sunday, Feb. 10

Patterson Mill High School Class of 2013′s 4th Senior Fashion Show & Prom Expo, Feb. 10

Patterson Mill High School Class of 2013 presents their 4th Senior Fashion Show & Prom Expo “Red Carpet Affair” from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m Sunday, February 10th at 85 Patterson Mill Road, Bel Air, 21015. Admission is $10. Tickets are on sale now or at the door. If you would like to purchase tickets in advance, please contact Lisa Chenoweth at 443-866-2271 or email

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Kids Eat Free at Dark Horse Saloon, Feb. 12

Tuesday nights are Kids Eat Free nights at Bel Air News & Views sponsor Dark Horse Saloon, 119 S. Main St. Get one free kids’ meal with every adult meal. For details, visit:

Z-Time Trivia at Applebee’s, Feb. 13

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

Neuter-a-thon at Perryville Outlet Center, Feb. 16

Homeward Bound Mobile Veterinary Services is hosting its first Neuter-a-thon Feb. 16 at the Perryville Outlet Center. The event starts at 9 a.m. Cost is $10 to neuter and $5 for rabies vaccine. If your cat has already received a rabies vaccine, you must show proof. R.S.V.P. by Feb. 12. For more information, call 443-309-2786.

HCPS  STEM and Beyond Night at Magnolia Middle School, Feb. 20

HCPS will be hosting a series of STEM and Beyond Nights that will feature approximately 40 interactive workshops to create awareness and excitement about STEM careers.  Additional, an exhibit hall will be available to broaden family awareness about school and community resources, programs and activities that students can attend year round.  These events are designed to motivate and engage HCPS fourth and fifth grade students, who will join sixth graders at their area middle schools to participate in hands-on STEM activities. The schedule for 2013 dates for STEM and Beyond Night for middle school attendance areas:

·         Magnolia Middle – January 16, 2013

·         Havre de Grace Middle – January 30, 2013

·         Bel Air Middle – February 20, 2013

Prescription drug abuse prevention classes Feb. 20 and 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:

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

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.

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

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

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.

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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