Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (April 12 – 14)

Touch a Truck event, courtesy of St. Francis de Sales Facebook page

Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the opening of the downtown Bel Air Farmers Market, a big yard sale at Christ Our King Presbyterian Church and the Touch a Truck Family Fun Day at St. Francis de Sales Preschool all on Saturday.

Bel Air Drama Company performs Disney’s “High School Musical,” April 11, 12 & 13

The Bel Air Drama Company will perform Disney “High School Musical” tonight and April 12 and 13 at Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe St. Showtimes are 7:00 p.m. as well as a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, April 13th. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 by visiting or for $12 at the door.

Friday, April 12

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 or

Saturday, April 13


Forest Hill Elementary School PTA Shrimp and Bull Roast, April 13

The Forest Hill Elementary School PTA is hosting a Shrimp and Bull Roast from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville. Tickets are $40 per person in advance and $45 at the door or tables of 10 for $380. The night includes a silent auction, 50/50 raffle Big 6 wheel and music.  For ore information, contact Mark Lazoff at 410-365-9355 or


St. John’s Preschool Open House, April 13

Join us for a special preschool open house April 13 as we explore the rainforest! Learn about our wonderful school while your children learn about rainforests and have tons of fun with animals, crafts, games, and refreshments. Chelonia-Eco Adventures will bring exotic animals for the kids to see and feel, and they will do presentations at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The Learning Cottage at St. John’s offers 3-year-old and 4-year-old preschool programs with half- or full-day options. St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, educating preschool – 8th grade, is located in the beautiful Long Green Valley at 13311 Long Green Pike, Hydes, MD 21082.

Yard sale at Christ Our King Presbyterian Church, April 13

Big yard sale coming up April 13 at Christ Our King Presbyterian Church, 10 Lexington Road in Bel Air. The event is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held rain or shine. Items have been donated from the church’s congregation and 100 percent of proceeds will be used to defray costs of the church’s youth group’s summer mission trip. A bake table and Boy Scouts car wash will be held at the same time.

Touch a Truck Family Fun Day at St. Francis de Sales Preschool, April 13

St. Francis de Sales Preschool is hosting a Touch a Truck Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Lots of vehicles to explore, activities and delicious food! For details, visit St. Francis de Sales Preschool is at 1450 Abingdon Rd. in Abingdon.

Bel Air Farmers Market, April 13

The Bel Air Farmers Market opens for the season April 13 in the parking lot of the Mary Risteau Courthouse off of Thomas Street and S. Bond Street. Hours are is between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. For details, visit:

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 information. Admission is $2 per person, age 13 and under are free.Ccar show Romancing the Chromecar show Romancing the Chrome

Car show Romancing the Chrome on Jarrett’s Field, April 13

The 2nd annual car show Romancing the Chrome is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Jarrett’s Field in Jarrettsville. The event benefits the Harford County Public Library and the Jarrettsville Lions Club. Registration has been extended until 11:00 AM to allow the field to dry.

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 or

Spring Fling at the Bel Air Armory, April 13

The first annual Spring Fling, a night of big band dancing, comes to the Bel Air Armory Saturday night. The event is 7 p.m. to 10 p m. and features live music and a cash bar. Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 at the door. Ticket price includes snacks, soft drinks and desserts. Tickets are available at Bel Air Town Hall, 39 N. Hickory Ave. or call 410-638-5323. The dance is sponsored by the Town of Bel Air, the Harford County Cultural Arts Board and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Yard sale on Scarff Road in Fallston, April 13

Yard sale this Saturday, April 13th from 8-1 on Scarff Rd in Fallston across from Savory Deli!

Sunday, April 14

Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra concert for Judith Lloyd Famous Scholarshp Fund, April 14

The Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra is performing a free benefit chamber music concert for the Judith Lloyd Famous Scholarshp Fund at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 Churchville Road in Bel Air. The concert is presented in memory of Mr. Carmen DiCarlo.

Coming next . . .

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 or

Bel Air Paint Out at Harford Artists Gallery April 16, 23 and 30

Harford Artists Gallery is holding a free Bel Air Paint Out event from 9 a.m. to noon April 16, 23 and 30 at the gallery at 503 Churchville Rd. in Bel Air. Join other artists and sketch or paint the town.

Z-Time Trivia at Applebee’s, April 17

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

“Wonderful Wednesdays” deal at Forest Hill Lanes, April 17

Bowl for just $2 per person, per game today and every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bel Air News & Views sponsor Forest Hill Lanes, 1 Maurice Lane in Forest Hill. The “Wonderful Wednesdays” deal is not offered when Harford County Public Schools are closed. For details, call 410-838-4477. Find Forest Hill Lanes on Facebook


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

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 or

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

C. Milton Wright Band annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, April 24

The C. Milton Wright Band will be serving up their annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 24th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Dinner is $8 for adults, $6 for students and children. Proceeds benefit the rapidly growing C. Milton Wright Band Program. Email question to

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 For information about the Veterans Repair Program, please contact Carol Suzdak, Program Manager, at

“Bod Pod” at Gold’s Gym Bel Air, April 27

Catch “Bod Pod” at Gold’s Gym Bel Air from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27. This body composition testing has been used in the NFL, military and on “The Biggest Loser.” It combines accuracy and safety with ease of use. The event is free and open to the public, but individual testing is $45. Body composition testing will teach you the amount of fat and lean tissue that make up your weight to help you decide upon the right nutrition an exercise programs. To make an appointment, call (410) 638-9394 or email

2nd  Annual Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk, April 28

The 2nd  Annual Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, April 28, at 8 a.m. at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air. The cost is $20 per person to participate, and online registration is available in advance For more information, call 443-412-2428. For details, visit


Welsh Heritage Day at Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, April 30

Welsh Heritage Day brings the Rehoboth Welsh Choir, ‘Red Dragon’ exhibit and activities to the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College April 30

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 .Registration is now open at: All proceeds go to Shriner Children’s Hospital.

“Navigating your Divorce” meeting at the Abingdon library, May 16 is hosting a “Navigating your Divorce” meeting for women only from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 16 at the Abingdon library, 2510 S. Tollgate Rd. in Bel Air. At the meeting, representatives from will explain how to use their online tool to stay organized while navigating the divorce process. Registration is required for the meeting at For more information, visit or call 410-879-3223. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter A meeting for men only will be held next month.

2nd Annual Bull Roast for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, May 31

The 2nd Annual Bull Roast for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. May 31 at Richlin Ballroom. The event is hosted by Team Lovely Lady Laverne and tickets are $35 per person or $300 for a table of 10. The night includes dancing, food, drinks, 50/50, a money wheel and silent auction. For more information and tickets, contact Meagan Bohlen at or 410-322-8141.

Ongoing . . .

AVON fundraiser for Autism Awareness Month

The Autism Society of Harford County is doing an AVON fundraiser for Autism Awareness Month. All of the proceeds will go to the Chapter to help area families. To participate, visit

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 or call (410) 877-3281. Visit them on Facebook at


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



Openings available at First Presbyterian Preschool in Bel Air

First Presbyterian Preschool in Bel Air has openings in its Prep 3 program. This program is designed for young 3’s who miss the cut off for a 3 year old program, but will be 3 between September 1 and December 31.  The class meets Tuesday & Thursday afternoons.  For more information, contact director, Terri Rhodes at 410-399-9678.

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 or call (410) 914-5089.


ACPR Gymnastics is  registering for Spring Session


ACPR Gymnastics in Churchville, MD is registering for the Spring Session! Registration forms are on its web site:


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