Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include Harford’s Most Beautiful Baby Contest award ceremony at the Harford Mall and the Bel Air High School Jazz Ensemble Swing Dance both on Saturday and the Harford Historial Society’s tour of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club on Sunday.
Saturday, May 11
Harford’s Most Beautiful Baby Contest award ceremony, May 11
Harford’s Most Beautiful Baby Contest award ceremony is coming up Saturday, May 11 at the Center Court of Harford Mall. The event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes a baby crawl race at 10:30 a.m. with the Beautiful Baby Contest Winner Prize presentation at 1:30 p.m. For more details, visit http://www.harfordbaby.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/harfordsmostbeautifulbabycontest
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 www.seatyourself.biz/belairband.
Hannah Kriss Trail Run and Walk, May 11
The first annual Hannah Kriss Trail Run and Walk will be held on Saturday, May 11, at Friend’s Park at the Ma & Pa Trail. Pre-registration is available at www.active.com. This event will be held in memory of Hannah Kriss, JC Class of 2012. John Carroll students receive a registration discount. Sponsorship and other Run information can be found at www.therhannahkrissfoundation.org. More information can be found on the attached flier 5kFlyerH Kriss.pdf
Bel Air Farmers Market, May 11
The Bel Air Farmers Market has opened for the season 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. Saturday. For details, visit: http://www.belairfarmersmarket.com/SaturdayFarmersMarket.html
Havre de Grace Farmers Market opens for the season, May 11
Saturday May 11, 9am-12noon begins another season of the Havre de Grace Farmers Market, sponsored by Havre de Grace Main Street. We are working with so many awesome vendors to bring all their freshness right here to Pennington Avenue Saturdays now through October! Watch for some really great products! See you Saturday for Fresh!!!
St. Mark Roman Catholic Church Annual Flower Sale/Mart, May 11
Yard sale on Yankee Doodle Drive, May 11
Bright Oaks community yard sale, May 11
Sunday, May 12
Harford Historial Society tour of the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club, May 12
This coming Sunday March 17th. is second tour in the Harford Historial Society’s 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 our 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 . . .
“Navigating your Divorce” meeting at the Abingdon library, May 16
Legallogs.com 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 Legallogs.com will explain how to use their online tool to stay organized while navigating the divorce process. Registration is required for the meeting at http://divorceseminarabingdonmd.eventbrite.com/. For more information, visithttps://www.legallogs.com/ or call 410-879-3223. Follow them on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Legallogscom and Twitter https://twitter.com/Legallogs. 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.
Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Capstone Expo, May 16
The Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Capstone Expo will be held Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Joppatowne High School. Light refreshments will be available from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m., followed by the keynote speaker from 5:30 to 6:30 and then the gallery walk from 6:30 to 8:30.
Harford County Greek Festival, May 17-19
The Harford County Greek Festival at Sts. Mary Magdalene and Markella Greek Orthodox Church in Dublin is May 17 through May 19. Hours are noon to 10 p.m. May 17 and 18 and noon to 7 p.m. May 19. Parking is free at the old Harley Davidson location 3938 Conowingo Road in Darlington were you will be shuttled to the festival location at Sts. Mary Magdalene and Markella. New this year will be a drive-thru, which will be available all weekend. Homemade Greek delicacies await you, from lamb to calamari and loukoumathes to baklava, all freshly prepared and served under our large outdoor tent. While you eat, enjoy live Greek music and dancing from various church dance groups who will perform throughout the entire weekend. We also offer Greek and American wines and beer, great shopping, children’s games and a self-guided tour of our beloved church, making our Greek Festival a full day of fun! For more information call (410) 638-9754.
No Kill Harford Partners with Sonic Drive-In for Fundraiser, May 17
No Kill Harford Fundraiser at Sonic Drive-In, 1921 Emmorton Road Bel Air Friday, May 17 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. No Kill Harford is a non-profit animal rescue dedicated to making Harford County one of the safest places in the country for companion animals. Sonic Drive-In will donate 10% of sales between 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Come and have a great meal and help Harford County’s homeless animals and families with pets in need. For more information, call 443-987-6681.
Clothes Give-Away, May 18
Healing Heart Kingdom Church in Edgewood is hosting a Clothes Give-Away from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM May 18 at the “old firehouse” at 399 LaBurnum Road.
“House of Cards” casting call, May 18
Casting call for Netflix series “House of Cards” will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 18 at the Bel Air Reckord Armory.
John Carroll Cheerleaders presents “Saturday at the Market,” May 18
John Carroll Cheerleaders presents “Saturday at the Market” May 18, 7am – 12 Noon in the parking lot at The John Carroll School 703 E. Churchville Rd. Bel Air, Md 21014. We will have over 50 vendors with flea market treasures as well as in home businesses such as 31 Bags, Origami Owl Jewelry, Sweetie Beads, Avon and much more. There will be food, snowballs, raffle for a Coach Handbag, plants, and a Baked Goods table. For more information about reserving a space please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Majors Choice Development semi-annual yard sale, May 18
Majors Choice Development in Bel Air is holding their semi-annual yard sale Saturday, May 18 starting at 8 am.
Crohn’s & Colitis support group meeting, May 28
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 email@example.com.
2013 Harford Education Leadership Conference, May 29
An Educational Leadership Conference sponsored by Harford Community College, Harford Business Roundtable for Education and the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Wednesday, May 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Harford Community College in the Chesapeake Center. This conference will help answer questions regarding what education will look like in the future and how education will meet the needs of our students and the demands of an evolving workplace. In addition, the conference will help to establish a vision and set direction for the future. The featured keynote speakers are Dr. Lillian Lowery, Maryland state superintendent of schools, and Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, president of Montgomery College. The cost is $25 per person, with a continental breakfast and lunch included. Reservations are required. For more information, please contact the Harford County Chamber of Commerce at 410-838-2020, or visitwww.harfordchamber.org.
Edgewood High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Class of 2013, May 30
The International Baccalaureate Ceremony for the Class of 2013 will be held in the Edgewood High School Auditorium on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at 7:15 p.m. Dessert reception to follow.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-322-8141.
HCPS Graduation schedule
Click here to access the 2013 HCPS high school graduation schedule. For a complete list of senior activities, visit hcps.org and click on the ‘calendars’ link.
Spring Harvest Outreach Festival, June 1
The Spring Harvest Outreach Festival to help fill the Food Pantry for Emmanuel Episcopal Church is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at The Goddard School, 460 Granary Road, Forest Hill, MD. Call 410-529-0857 to reserve a flea market table for $10. If raining, location will move to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Rock Spring Rd, Bel Air, MD (across street from Shop Rite). 50/50 Raffle! Flea Market Tables! Kids prize wheel! Moon Bounce! Face Painting! Balloon Animals! FREE hot dogs, juice, water, snacks & homemade baked goods! Please join us & bring canned goods. Sponsored by Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Bel Air, MD. Music by the Third Saturday Band!
Flapjack fundraiser at Applebee’s for Nick Selvi, June 1
Friends of Nick Selvi, the Forest Lakes Elementary School music instructor who is battling cancer, have organized an all-you-can-eat flapjacks and sausage fundraiser from 8-10am on Saturday June 1 at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 1225 Churchville Road. Bring the attached flyer.
Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School, June 17 – 21
Trinity Lutheran Church will be hosting a Kingdom Rock themed Vacation Bible School from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM each day at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1100 Philadelphia Road, Joppa. At this weeklong Vacation Bible School, kids will participate in fun-filled activities, games and lessons, while learning what it means to stand strong for God. “We are all looking forward to sharing this event with children and parents throughout our community. We hope they will all join us for Kingdom Rock. Trinity Church is ready for a Vacation Bible School that children and their parents will never forget.” Children’s Ministry Director, Stacy Morse encourages children of all ages to attend. “We are excited to share this event and hope you that everyone will join us. We’ll help children learn how to stand strong for God.”
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, visithttp://www.lunarbayfestival.com/index.html
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 www.youravon.com/tracyurena
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 visitwww.coopnursery.wordpress.com
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 http://www.facebook.com/rehab.furniture.belair 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: http://www.acprgymnastics.com/
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