Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (April 25 – 28)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Drug Take Back Day and the Maryland Gourd Festival and Clear Your Clutter Day event, both at Harford Community College.

Thursday, April 25

Maryland Gourd Festival, April 25 – 28

The Maryland Gourd Festival is April 25 through 28 at Harford Community College. The event features hands-on workshops and a silent auction. For details, visit The festival is held in the Chesapeake Center Dining room at the college, 401 Thomas Run Road.

Women Build Wine Tasting at Pairings Bistro, April 25

Come to a Wine Tasting Fundraiser at Pairings Bistro to support Habitat Susquehanna and the 2013 Women Build — a house primarily fund raised and built by women! The event is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 25 at Pairings Bistro, 2105 Laurel Bush Road. All are welcome to the event (yes, men are invited too!) Must be 21 to attend. Your $50 ticket gets you wine tastings and appetizer pairings, along with recommendations of wines to purchase. For details, visit

Friday, April 26

Dallas Children’s Theatre presents “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs,” April 26

Dallas Children’s Theatre presents “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” at 7 p.m. at the Harford Community College’s Amoss Center in Bel Air. For tickets, visit or call 443-412-2211.

Saturday, April 27

Special Olympics Harford County Inspiration Walk and 5K Run, April 27

Please join us at Bel Air High School for the Special Olympics Harford County Inspiration Walk and 5K Run on Saturday, April 27, 2013 where they’re hosting an Autograph Signing & Meet and Greet with Mrs. Maryland America 2013 – Heather Ziehl after the Walk and 5K at 9AM!  Inspiration Walk and 5K Run Online Registration is now OPEN: RACE INFO: Registration/packet pick-up begins at 7:00 AM and Opening Ceremonies and the 5K Run kicks off at 8:00 AM. Walkers will follow runners on a shortened 1 Mile course.

“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

Cars for Kids antique car and truck show at Hickory Elementary School, April 27

Cars for Kids antique car and truck show comes to Hickory Elementary School Saturday April 27. The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, 2100 Conowingo Rd. Entry fee is $10. Lego car racers entry fee is $5. Proceeds benefit Hickory Elementary’s Autism program. Please bring juice boxes to donate to the students in the Autism program. For more information call 410-638-4170.

Harford Ballet Company performs Beauty and the Beast excerpts at Jarrettsville library, April 27

Harford Ballet Company will be performing Beauty and the Beast excerpts at Jarrettsville Library Saturday, 2pm! Pre-registration is required. Call 410-692-7887.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day, April 27

Prescription Drug Take Back Day is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at three locations in Harford County: the county office building parking lot at 220 S. Main St. in Bel Air; the Havre de Grace Police Department, 715 Pennington Ave. in Havre de Grace; and the Maryland State Police Barrack D, 1401 Belair Road in Bel Air. For more information call 410-638-3333 or

Healthy Kids Day at the Ward Family Center Y in Abingdon, April 27

Dr. Diana Capobianco of Growing Smiles will be exhibiting at the Y of Central Maryland‘s “Healthy Kids Day” at the Ward Family Center Y in Abingdon on Saturday, April 27 from 10 am to 1 pm.

Multi-Family Yard Sale on Monarchos Drive in Havre de Grace, April 27

Multi-Family Yard Sale this Saturday! April 27, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. 709 Monarchos Drive, Havre de Grace. Great bathroom mirrors and new pillows! Household items! Beautiful Christmas Decorations! Toys and Barbies! Books on every subject! Everything must go!

Multi-Family Yard Sale on Crofton Drive in Bel Air, April 27

Multi-Family Yard Sale at 1300 block Crofton Drive, Bel Air from 7am to 11am Saturday April 27th. Baby gear, baby clothes, baby toys, kids toys, furniture, electronics and more.

Vineyard Oak and Vineyard Oak North community yard sales, April 27

“Two huge communities – Vineyard Oak and Vineyard Oak North – hosting community yard sales on Saturday, April 27th 7am to noon.  Off of 543 and the bypass.  Coming from the bypass, make a right onto 543 and go about 1/2 mile.  Coming from Rt 22, make a left onto 543.  Saddleback Way is about 3/4 of a mile past C. Milton Wright.  Also, stop by the Saddleback Way cul de sac for a delicious bake sale – Sweet Support for the Hichkad Family – Helping a Friend Fight Cancer One Cookie at a Time!”

Hickory Overlook community yard sale, April 27

Saturday, April 27th, Hickory Overlook community yard sale, near the intersection of Conowingo Rd and the Bel Air bypass, from 8am to 1pm.

Sunday, April 28

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


PAWpurrazzi Happy Hour to benefit No Kill Harford, April 28


Party like a Rock Star to help Harford County’s homeless animals and families with pets in need. Sunday, April 28, 3:00 – 5:00 MaGerk’s Pub and Grill, 120 S. Bond St, Bel Air. Tickets are $32 and include beer, wine, appetizers, and PAWpurrazzi photo.  Live music provided by Questionable Character. Raffles, silent auction and door prizes. Purchase tickets online at  Limited reserved seating is available.  For more information, call 443-987-6681.

Liriodendron Mansion’s open house, April 28

The Liriodendron Mansion’s open house this Sunday features a free “newbies” cruise presentation given by CruiseOne at 2 p.m. at the mansion, 502 W. Gordon St. in Bel Air. The mansion’s open house is 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Sunday March through November. It offers an opportunity to view the mansion’s art exhibits and hear a new lecture each week.

Coming next . . . 

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

Harford Day School spring musical, “The Little Mermaid,” May 2

Harford Day School presents their spring musical, “The Little Mermaid,” on Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. This newly released Broadway Junior version of the popular Disney musical is free to all. Please come and join us for a delightful evening at Harford Day School, 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air, MD  21014. If you have any questions, call Ellen Kelly at 410-879-2350.

Kinetic Youth Academy’s Adult Fit Club starts May 2

The Kinetic Youth Academy’s Adult Fit Club is 7 p.m. Thursdays starting May 2 at 1809 Fashion Court, Suite 103. The Adult Fit Club is a free group adult work out hosted by LeeBee Fitness and Kinetic Youth Academy. For details, contact Lee Buxbaum at, 443-846-2546.



Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s First Fridays returns May 3


It’s back, baby! First Fridays, brought to you by M&T Bank, is Harford County’s BEST block party and it returns to Downtown Bel Air on Friday, May 3rd! Join us for LIVE music from Tainted Souls, sponsored by WAMD 970am, a DELICIOUS menu from Main Street Tower, face painting with Bambini Family Entertainment, Inc., TWO Beer & Wine Gardens, and so much MORE! The fun starts at 5pm at the corner of Office and Main Streets. Plan on staying late for First Fridays After Dark at Dark Horse Saloon, 8-10pm, with AWESOME drink and food specials. It’s going to be another FANTASTIC year of drink, music, food, and fun at First Fridays in Downtown Bel Air…Be LOCAL and Be A Part Of It!


HelpHopeLive for Corey Dregier bull roast, May 4

The HelpHopeLive for Corey Dregier bull roast is coming up from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Bel Air Moose Lodge, 310 East Jarrettsville Road in Forest Hill. Tickets to the event are $40 per person or $300 for tables of eight. The event features DJ Billy Zee the Party Shaker and acoustic guitar fun, games, raffles and 50/50. For more information, contact Laura Dregier at 410-952-7488 or

Northern Chesapeake Women’s Expo Bridal and Jewelry Show, May 4 & 5

Northern Chesapeake Women’s Expo Bridal and Jewelry Show will be held Saturday, May 4th 11-5 and Sunday, May 5th 11-4 at the AGFCU Arena on HCC’s campus.  It is offering many jewelry and wedding vendors which is grrat for wedding planning as well as Mother’s Day gifts!  Tickets are $5 with $1 of each ticket benefitting SARC.

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.

Bel Air High School Jazz Ensemble Swing Dance, May 11

The Bel Air High School Jazz Ensemble is hosting a Swing Dance Saturday, May 11 at the high school, 100 Heighe St. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the live music and dancing that begins at 7 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased from any band student, from The Music & Arts store at the Festival at Bel Air shopping center or online at

“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.

Fallston High Alumni and Friends Golf Outing at Winters Run, May 16

The Fallston High Alumni and Friends Golf Outing at Winters Run is coming up May 16 and organizers are looking for golfers, sponsors and donations. The event supports Fallston High School’s athletic programs. For details, see the flyer above.

Girls Night Out in downtown Bel Air, May 16

Ladies … It’s time to get ready for the NEW and IMPROVED Girls Night Out in Downtown Bel Air! Join us Thursday, May 16 for an exciting evening of extended shopping hours, wine tastings, local artists, music, and MORE! ALL of our shops, boutiques, and salons are open until 8pm with plenty of fun inside, as well as, a variety of artists on the streets.

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.

Lunar Bay Music & Arts Festival, June 29-30

The Lunar Bay Music & Arts Festival comes to Susquehanna State Park in Havre de Grace June 29-30. The event benefits the Steppingstone Museum in Susquehanna State Park. For details, visit

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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