Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include Bel Air Honda’s Operation KidSafe free child safety event Friday and Saturday, Jarrettsville Elementary School PTA’s Bull & Oyster Roast on Saturday and Looney’s annual the St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Looney’s Bel Air on Saturday and Sunday.
Thursday, March 14
Registration is now open for summer camps at Dance Conservatory of Maryland
Registration is now open for summer camps at Bel Air News & Views sponsor Dance Conservatory of Maryland, the official school of the Harford Ballet Company. Disney Princess, Fancy Nancy and Angelina Ballerina camps are available for your tiniest dancers and half day and full day options are available for dancers age 7 and up! The swimming pool on campus only adds to the fun! To register, visit www.danceconservatory.com/summer-dance-programs or call (410) 877-3281. Visit them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/danceconservatoryofmd.
Christ Our King Co-op Nursery is now taking placement for fall
Christ Our King Co-op Nursery is now taking placement for fall. Openings are available in 3 and 4 year old classes. Christ Our King is at 10 Lexington Road in Bel Air. For information, call 410-836-0141 or visit www.coopnursery.wordpress.com
Newly renovated Bel Air South Parkway Dunkin Donuts & Baskin Robbins complete and store is now open
Dunkin Donuts & Baskin Robbins located at 18 A Bel Air South Pkwy, Bel Air, MD 21015 recently completed renovations and is open to guests 24 hours a day with a new look. The new look includes, more seating, soft seating, cafe interiors, FREE WI-FI, TVs, music, outdoor seating.
R.E.H.A.B. Furniture & Finds is now open in Bel Air
R.E.H.A.B. Furniture & Finds is now open at 2034 Calvary Road in Bel Air. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. R.E.H.A.B stands for Repurposed and Refinished, Eclectic Items, Hardware and Housewares, Antiques, Bric a’ Brac and Bohemian Style. We take “loved” furniture…and renew it …then surround it with brand new items 🙂 to bring you the best mix of vintage, eclectic, bohemian, industrial, french, painted, primitive and shabby home furnishings decor and accessories to choose from. For details, visit http://www.facebook.com/rehab.furniture.belair or call (410) 914-5089.
Friday, March 15
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 www.boomtheatre.com. The Universalist Fellowship of Harford County is at 2515 Churchville Rd, Churchville.
Basket and Bags Bingo at Emmorton Elementary School, March 15
Basket and Bags Bingo at Emmorton Elementary School, Friday, 3/15. Doors open at 6. Tickets $18 in advance $20 at door. Featuring Vera Bradley bags, Longaberger baskets and Coach bags.
Celtic Night at The Tent at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, March 15
Celtic Night – we will worship the Lord with a Celtic flair!!!. Bagpipes, tin whistles, Irish Dance, bodhrans, storytelling, etc. Friday, March 15, 7:00 pm. The Tent, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1643 Churchville road, Bel Air. www.mzprays.org
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 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bel-Air-Honda/127797857233978?fref=ts
Saturday, March 16
Bake sale and flea market at Fawn Grove Church of the Nazarene, March 16
The Fawn Grove Church of the Nazarene will host a soup & sandwich sale, along with a bake sale and indoor flea market this Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The church is located at 5300 Fawn Grove Road, Pylesville, MD 21132.
Jarrettsville Elementary School PTA Bull & Oyster Roast, March 16
The Jarrettsville Elementary School PTA is hosting a Bull & Oyster Roast as a “Hands-On Technology” fundraiser from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Federal Hill Road. Tickets are $35 per person, $70 per couple. For more information, call Missy at 410-808-0401.
Bel Air North Montessori picnic and playground open house, March 16
Bel Air North Montessori is hosting a picnic and playground open house from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 16. A tour will start at 12:15 p.m. Bel Air North Montessori is at 2529 Conowingo Road, Bel Air. For more information, call 410-836-0833 or visit belairnorthchild.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bel-Air-North-Montessori-School/225437814158389?fref=ts.
St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Looney’s in Bel Air, March 16 & 17
The St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Looney’s in Bel Air starts at 10am Saturday 3/16. 3 bands start at noon. Happy hour and breakfast buffet included 10am-12pm. Sunday 3/17 they open at 8am. Happy hour and breakfast buffet included 8-10am. Plus 8-9am $1 Guinness $1 Jameson 9-10am $2 Guinness $2 Jameson 10-11am $3 Guinness $3 Jameson 11am-12pm $4 Guinness $4 Jameson. Threeam Three-Am Forlife aka Full Effect start things off in big tent at 11am. Fantastic 4 and Under The Covers at noon. Park at County Lot or Bel Air High School.
Sunday, March 17
Harford Historial Society tour of Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club clubhouse, March 17
This coming Sunday March 17th. the Harford Historial Society hosts the second tour in its series of historically significant or interesting buildings & homes in Harford County at the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club. Reservations are required. Cost $5.oo per person. Please call the Society at 410-838-7691 to reserve a space. The clubhouse will be the focus of the day. Designed by prominent New York Architect James O’Connor, the house was built on the foundation of an older structure destroyed by fire. Stop in and see the home of the second oldest recognized foxhunting club in the United States. Walk the lawn where Winston Churchill once dined at a picnic luncheon and enjoy the view of the My Lady’s Manor race course. This tour series is being offered for a suggested donation that will go toward the Historical Society’s renovation of its headquarters, the former Bel Air Post Office. Completed in 1937 the then New Post Office included many state of the art technological features as well a mural painted by Mr. Maxwell Simpson. It is a testament to the designers and builders of the building that it is still in use. However, 75 years have taken a toll and the Historical Society has launched a capital program to restore the building and make needed repairs to the roof, windows and interior walls and ceilings. The planned tours of private homes is one of many events they plan to hold over the next two years to raise the $500,000 needed to complete all the repairs and restoration.
Coming next . . .
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: http://bit.ly/10KHZZP
Free Workshop for Parents at Bel Air North Montessori, March 19
Bel Air North Montessori is hosting a Free Workshop for Parents from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19. The topic is Organizing for a Learning Environment in your Home. To RSVP call 410-836-0833. Bel Air North Montessori is at 2529 Conowingo Road, Bel Air Visit belairnorthchild.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bel-Air-North-Montessori-School/225437814158389?fref=ts.
Z-Time Trivia at Applebee’s, March 20
Z-Time Trivia at 8pm on Wednesdays at Applebee’s in Bel Air.
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:http://www.facebook.com/ExplorationArtSchool?fref=ts
Patterson Mill Middle School production of “Pirates of Penzance,” March 22-24
The Patterson Mill Middle School production of “Pirates of Penzance” is March 22-24. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7pm and the Sunday show is at 2pm. Tickets are available at the door for $5 for adults. And $3 for students and Senior citizens.
“Thirty-One Bags” Bingo at Good Cause in Havre de Grace, March 22
Good Cause in Havre de Grace is hosting “Thirty-One Bags” Bingo March 22 at the Havre de Grace community center, 100 Lagaret Lane. Doors open at 6PM, Bingo starts at 7PM. Lots of GREAT prizes included along with a beautiful bag from “31 bags.” All proceeds paid forward to the community for upcoming events, including Good Cause’s Single Moms Spa Day in May. Tickets are $15 presage and $20 at the door. Food, baked goods and drinks will be available for sale. To purchase tickets please email Shoshannah@serveagoodcause.org. www.serveagoodcause.org. (443)502-0152.
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 www.volunteerharford.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church to present its annual Passion Play March 24 & 29
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will be presenting its annual Passion Play, “Had it not been for a man called Jesus.” The play is a dramatic presentation depicting the trial, suffering and death of Jesus Christ. In its 19thyear, the Passion Play promises to be memorable. Trinity’s Lead Pastor, Paul Austin encourages everyone to attend. “The Passion tells the story of the days leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, followed by his resurrection and ascension into heaven. This will change your life forever!” Two performances will be presented. Child care will be provided (up to age 3) for both presentations. The event is free of charge and all are welcome! Performances are 6 p.m. on Palm Sunday March 24 and 7 p.m. on Good Friday March 29.
March HCPS Educator Hall of Fame inductee – Donna M. Zavacky, March 25
Donna M. Zavacky will be inducted into the HCPS Educator Hall of Fame on Monday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. Please join us in celebrating Ms. Zavacky’s 43 years of extraordinary service to the students, staff and community of the Harford County Public Schools as an elementary school teacher.
Harford County Public Library’s Little Leapers, pre- and early-literacy program launch, March 27
Harford County Public Library is excited to announce the launch of its newest early literacy initiative, Little Leapers, pre- and early-literacy kits that focus on fostering and developing pre- and early literacy skills through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) topics. Targeted for children ages birth to 5 years, these kits will be unveiled at the Bel Air Library at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27. For details, visit http://bit.ly/WTcQ56.
Harford County Personnel Advisory Board meeting, March 27
The Harford County Personnel Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Historic Colored School located at 205 Hays Street, Bel Air, Maryland 21014. Persons requiring disability related accommodations should call Rachel Harbin, Disability Coordinator at 410-638-3373 at least five business days prior to the hearing at or by email at email@example.com.
Good Cause of Havre de Grace mulch sale order deadline March 28
Good Cause of Havre de Grace is having a mulch sale with free delivery to your home. Cost is $4.75 per bag with a 10 bag minimum and $1.50 of each bag is tax deductible. Delivery available in most of Havre de Grace, Churchville and Bel Air. For more information or to place an order, visit visit www.mulchwithamission.org. or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-916-7770. Orders due by March 28. Mulch delivered on Saturday, April 6.
North Harford High School to host special guest composer, March 28
Composer Rollo Dilworth will be visiting North Harford High School! Dr. Dilworth currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in choral music education and serves as conductor of the University Chorale at Temple University. More than 150 of his choral compositions and arrangements have been published, and he has traveled the world conducting. He has conducted All-State choirs in 34 states. Choral students at North Harford High and North Harford Middle schools will have workshops with him for two days, culminating with a performance at 7:00 p.m. on March 28, 2013. The performance will include works by Dr. Dilworth and a discussion with the composer. The performance is open to the public, and admission prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Contact Angie Jones at North Harford High for more information: 410-638-3650.
Fisherman’s Breakfast at Harford County 4-H Camp at Rocks, March 30
Fisherman’s Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at Harford County 4-H Camp at Rocks Deer Creek Overlook, 6 Cherry Hill Road, Street. $8 adults, $4 children under 10.Menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, sausage gravy, milk, orange juice, and coffee. Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the 4-H Ambassadors at 10AM. Call 410-838-5464 or email@example.com for details.
Bible Baptist Easter Services, March 31
Bible Baptist will be having special Easter Services on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at 11:00 am. There will be special music and ‘Old Fashion’ Preaching. Everyone is invited to attend as we celebrate our Risen Savior. A Nursery will be available for the services and all of our services are interpreted for the deaf. For any questions or more information, you may call the Church Office at 410-272-0686. Bible Baptist Church is at 41 Mitchell Avenue in Aberdeen. www.biblebaptistchurch-md.org
Above the Influence drug and alcohol prevention class, April 2
The next Above the Influence class will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. There is no cost to attend the program and lunch and snacks are provided at no charge to attendees. Space is limited. To register your child for the prevention class, or to learn more about the program, please contact the Office of Drug Control Policy at 410-638-3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For details: http://bit.ly/Wo0LSG
Andy Grammer to perform at APG FCU Arena at Harford Community College, April 4
Andy Grammer is coming to the new APG FCU Arena at Harford Community College in Bel Air on April 4th. Tickets on sale now! Tickets available at http://harford.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=340&cid=32 or call 443-412-2211. Chance to win a Meet & Greet with Andy Grammer with ticket purchase.
Project and Playground event at Bel Air North Montessori, April 9
Independent Child Class at Bel Air North Montessori, April 12
Bel Air North Montessori is hosting an Independent Child Class Friday, April 12. This class is appropriate for children 2 ½ through 3 years of age. For details, call 410-836-0833. Bel Air North Montessori is at 2529 Conowingo Road, Bel Air. Visit belairnorthchild.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bel-Air-North-Montessori-School/225437814158389?fref=ts.
Edgewood High School Craft Fair, April 13
Edgewood’s Student Outreach Club is holding a craft fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at Edgewood High School. The group is looking for vendors and selling tickets to the event. for Contact email@example.com information. Admission is $2 per person, age 13 and under are free.
Saturday Parent and Child Class at Bel Air North Montessori, April 13
Bel Air North Montessori is hosting a Saturday Parent and Child Class Saturday April 13. This class is appropriate for children 18 mos to three-years old. Call 410-836-0833 for more details. Bel Air North Montessori is at 2529 Conowingo Road, Bel Air. Visit belairnorthchild.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bel-Air-North-Montessori-School/225437814158389?fref=ts.
Six-week parenting workshop at Bel Air North Montessori, April 16-May 21
Bel Air North Montessori is hosting a six-week parenting workshop series Faber and Mazlish: How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. The workshop is Tuesday evenings from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. from April 16-May 21. Call 410-836-0833 for details. Bel Air North Montessori is at 2529 Conowingo Road, Bel Air. Visit belairnorthchild.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bel-Air-North-Montessori-School/225437814158389?fref=ts.
Author Jeff Shaara to speak at A Night Out @ the Library event, April 19
Meet New York Times best-selling author Jeff Shaara for a fireside chat and book signing at the annual A Night Out @ the Library on Friday, April 19, 2013, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jarrettsville Library. Tickets can be purchased now for the event plus there are a limited amount of VIP tickets for a private reception with Mr. Shaara prior to the fireside chat along with reserved seating and parking. For details, visit http://bit.ly/W4ScOV.
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.
Bel Air North Montessori picnic and playground open house, April 20
Bel Air North Montessori is hosting a picnic and playground open house from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 20. A tour will start at 11:15 p.m. Bel Air North Montessori is at 2529 Conowingo Road, Bel Air. For more information, call 410-836-0833 or visit belairnorthchild.com or http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bel-Air-North-Montessori-School/225437814158389?fref=ts.
Crohn’s & Colitis support group meeting, April 23
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. April 23 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna military build day, April 24
Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna is celebrating National Volunteer Week with a special build day and veterans and active military from all branches are encouraged to attend. The build day is 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at 404 Giles St. in Be Air. To volunteer, please contact Abrielle Willis, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com. For information about the Veterans Repair Program, please contact Carol Suzdak, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crossfit Havre de Grace War of 1812 Bicentennial Weekend 5K run, May 5
Crossfit Havre de Grace is sponsoring a 5K run for the War of 1812 Bicentennial Weekend. The race is on Sunday May 5. For details visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Crossfit-Havre-de-Grace-5k-Red-Coat-Run/268023149998452?fref=ts .Registration is now open at: http://www.active.com/5k-race/havre-de-grace-md/crossfit-havre-de-grace-5k-redcoat-run-2013 All proceeds go to Shriner Children’s Hospital.