Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (July 11-14)


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Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include Pirate Fest Weekend at The Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House July Friday through Sunday and the Lazy River Duck Derby at Valleybrook Country Club and Downtown Bel Air Alliance’s Outdoor Movies at Shamrock Park featuring “Rise of the Guardians” both on Friday.

Thursday, July 11

Mason-Dixon Fair, through July 13

The Mason-Dixon Fair starts Monday, July 8 and continues through Saturday July 13 just over the Maryland/Pennsylvania line in Delta, Pa. For a full schedule of events, visit Midway gate opens nightly at 5 p.m. and tickets are $4 Monday through Thursday and $6 Friday and Saturday. For directions, visit

NMTC Tech Breakfast Presentation: 3D Printing; from Cell Phone Cases to Body Parts, July 11

The Northeastern Maryland Technology Council members’ meeting tech breakfast July 11 features a presentation on 3D printing: “3D Printing; from Cell Phone Cases to Body Parts.” Witness something incredibly big in potential, on July 11. Most never saw the beginning of Xerography, but use its off-spring everyday; the ubiquitous 2-dimensional  office printer. Now, the evolution of office printing has taken a futuristic leap with 3D Printing, as it becomes affordable and the learning curve collapses. The presenter is Mark Butkiewicz at Survice Engineering along with the world-class 3D printing and additive manufacturing capability of the Edgewood Chemical & Biological Center. The event is 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the University Center@ HEAT, 1201 Technology Dr., Aberdeen. Members are free and registration is $20 for non-members. To register, visit

Friday, July 12

Lazy River Duck Derby at Valleybrook Country Club, July 12

Lazy River Duck Derby comes to Valleybrook Country Club July 12 to benefit Cool Kids Campaign

Downtown Bel Air Alliance’s Outdoor Movies at Shamrock Park, July 12

The Downtown Bel Air Alliance’s Outdoor Movies at Shamrock Park returns this Friday featuring the movie “Rise of the Guardians.” Grab the kids and pack your blankets for great family friendly entertainment with movies under the stars at Shamrock Park, brought to you by Katzen Eye Group. FREE admission and FREE popcorn!  Festivities begin at 6:30pm and movies begin at sunset!

Movie Schedule:
7/12 – Rise of the Guardians
7/26 –Wreck it Ralph
8/2- Madagascar 3
8/16 Escape from Planet Earth

Pirate Fest Weekend at The Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House, July 12-14

Pirate Fest Weekend at The Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House is July 12-14. Events include a pirate pub crawl starting at 6 p.m. Friday (, a Pirate 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday ( a pirate encampment Saturday and Sunday ( and a pirate gala on Sunday ( The Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House is at 817 Conesteo St., Havre de Grace.

The BOOM Theatre Co. presents “The Baltimore Waltz,” July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27

The BOOM Theatre Co. presents “The Baltimore Waltz” by Paula Vogel at 7 p.m. July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County, 2515 Churchville Road. Tickets are $12-15. For details, visit

Saturday, July 13

Bel Air Farmers Market, July 13

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:


Havre de Grace Farmers Market, July 13

The Havre de Grace Farmers Market, sponsored by Havre de Grace Main Street, is 9am-12noon on Saturdays. 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!!

Pets on Wheels Pet-a-Paw-Looza at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, July 13 & 14

Pets on Wheels will be holding it’s 8th annual Pet-a-Paw-Looza on Saturday and Sunday July 13 & 14, 2013 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Funds raised during the event will help our therapy animals and volunteers as they try to lick loneliness.

Deer Creek Friends Meeting Blueberry Festival, July 13

Deer Creek Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends’ 16th Annual Blueberry Festival is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13 at the Deer Creek Friends Meeting house, 1212 Main St. in Darlington. The event is to feature blueberry pies, baked goods, desserts and fresh blueberries. A live auction is scheduled at 11 a.m. and a white elephant and native plant sale are also planned. The blueberries are supplied by Spring Valley Farm of Conowingo.

Yard sale on Wheel Road, July 13

Yard sale at 1008 E. Wheel Rd on Saturday @ 7:30-12:30.

Sunday, July 14

Uncle Jack Band at Ladew summer concert series, July 14

The “Groovin’ in the Grass” summer concerts at Ladew series Sunday night features the Uncle Jack Band, Maryland’s premier funk and disco band. Tickets are Members $7, Adults $15, Seniors (62+) and Students $13, Children (ages 2 -12) $3. The concerts are in the Great Bowl from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike in Monkton. For more information, call (410) 557-9466 or visit

Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School at Fallston United Methodist Church, July 14

Fallston United Methodist Church kicks off Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School this Sunday at 9:45am. If you can’t join us Sunday don’t worry, join us Monday-Thursday in the evening from 6-8. Not only will we feed your soul, we will feed you dinner!!!! Cost is $15 for your first child with a $25 max per family, this includes dinner and a Kingdom Rock music CD for the first 50 families that register.  To register click on the Kingdom Rock icon at or for more information call 410-877-7255.

Liriodendron Mansion Tour, July 14

Liriodendron Mansion Tour at 1 p.m. July 14 at the mansion at 502 West Gordon Street, Bel Air. Many of you have visited the historic 1898 Liriodendron Mansion as wedding guests, but how much do you know about its history and surrounding grounds? Join us for a behind the scenes look at the Mansion from the perspective of the family who lived there. Guided tours of the house and grounds will be available. An exhibit of historic photographs of this property and some videos of the family and farm operation will also be on display that afternoon. Come and learn about the historic of this important Palladian Mansion, home of one of the founders of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Reservations are encouraged, but not required. Tour Cost: $10.00 per person. For more information please contact the society at (410) 838-7691 or e-mail

Tudor Hall tours, July 14

Any plans this Sunday? Visit Tudor Hall, Harford County’s historic Booth family home and childhood home of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth.  It will be open for tours this Sunday at 1:00 and 2:00 pm. $5.00 for those age 13 and older. For more information call 443-619-0008 or You can also visit the Spirits of Tudor Hall blog at or follow them on Facebook at

Chautauqua living history performance portraying environmentalist Rachel Carson comes to Harford Community College July 14

A living history performance, part of a series organized by the Maryland Humanities Council and other local partners, comes to Harford Community College July 14 featuring Kate Campbell Stevenson performing as environmentalist Rachel Carson. Here are the details:

Bel Air summer concert series, July 14

The Bel Air summer concert series continues 7 p.m. Sunday, July 14 with the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble at the William A. Humbert Amphitheater in Shamrock Park. Bring a blanket or chair to the free concert. Rain location is Bel Air HIgh School at 100 Heighe St.

 Coming next . . . 

Nail Trim Fundraiser to Benefit No Kill Harford, July 20

Join us on July 20 from 12:30–2:30pm at Baron’s K9 Country Store, 535 Pritt Lane in Bel Air. Bridget from Paws Fur Me will be there trimming dog and cat nails for $10 with all proceeds going to No Kill Harford. This is a wonderful opportunity to get the fur kids’ nails trimmed and support the homeless and at risk animals of Harford County. or call 443-987-6681 for more information.

NMTC ”You After Hours” event at Riverside Pub and Grille, July 25

The Northeastern Maryland Technology Council’s “You After Hours” event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 25 offers an opportunity to meet the movers making business move in northeast Maryland. NMTC members, Women In Defense (WID), Defense Contractors, Money People, Politicos, Section Chiefs and Entrepreneurs driving our region’s technology growth.   We supply the fuel – Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres and a special cash bar.  WHERE: Riverside Pub and Grille,1402 Handlir Drive, Riverside MD; off Exit 80 on I95

Harford County Public Schools Rainbow Graduation, July 25

The Rainbow Graduation will be held July 25 at 10:00 a.m.  Students who complete their formal high school education during the 2013 HCPS summer school session will receive their high school diplomas during a ceremony held in the C. Milton Wright High School auditorium.  The students will be dressed in caps and gowns from their home school as they walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, hence the name Rainbow Graduation.


Free Classical Music Concert at the Bel Air Armory, July 27

A free Classical Music Concert comes to the Bel Air Armory Saturday, July 27 featuring the American Virtuosi and your virtuosos from around the world performing solo and chamber music. The concert, part of the International Music Institute & Festival starts at 7 p.m. and is sponsored by the Town of Bel Air, the Harford Cultural Arts Board and the Maryland State Arts Council. The Bel Air Armory is at 41 N. Main Street Bel Air. For more information, or

Flea market at Fallston Rec Center, July 27

Flea market sponsored by the Fallston Senior Council on Saturday, July 27 for 8 am – 2 pm @ the Fallston Rec Center at the corner of Rt. 152 and Oakmont Rd.
There is also spaces for vendors to rent $10 for a double parking spot. Rain or shine. Please contact Joan or Irvin at 410-879-7076.

The Whitehouse Market outdoor market for vintage furniture and home goods, July 28

On the fourth Sunday of each month, behind the Bel Air Bakery, come find Bel Air News & Views sponsor The Whitehouse Market, an outdoor market like a “Farmers Market” for unique, one of a kind vintage finds, antiques for the home and homemade goods. The Whitehouse Market is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22 and Oct. 27 at 140 N. Bond Street in Bel Air. For details, For information on becoming a vendor, visit For information on upcoming markets, vendor registration, directions and any other inquiries please email or call (410)838-3030.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Peach Festival, Aug. 3

The 9th Annual St. Mary’s Episcopal Peach Festival is coming up Aug. 3. The festival includes church tours, Broom’s Bloom ice cream, country fair games, pit beef and ham, vendors, a bake table, raffle prizes and Susquehanna Orchard peaches. It is to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1 St. Mary’s Church Road, Abingdon. For more information, visit

Barbara Martin Trio performs in Bel Air Summer Concert Series, Aug. 4

The Barbara Martin Trio is to perform a free concert from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Aug. 4 as a part of the Bel Air Summer Concert Series at the William A. Humbert Amphitheater in Shamrock Park at the corner of Hickory Avenue and Lee Street. For more information, visit

Maryland State BBQ Bash, Aug. 9 & 10

The Maryland State BBQ Bash comes to downtown Bel Air Aug. 9 & 10. For details, visit

Good Cause in Havre de Grace is looking for volunteers for events in August and September

Good Cause in Havre de Grace is looking for volunteers to help with four upcoming events it sponsors: Havre de Grace’s Art Show – Aug. 16-18, Single Mom’s Spa Day – Sept. 7, ‘Thirty One Bag’ Bingo – Sept. 20, Shop & Drop FREE Giveaway – Oct. 5. To register as a volunteer, visit For more information, Leah Clark, Good Cause’s Office Manager, at 410-916-7770 or email her.

Under Armour® Baltimore Running Festival, Oct. 12

Maryland CASA is recruiting runners and walkers for its charity team, Team CASA, which will participate in the Under Armour® Baltimore Running Festival, Saturday, Oct. 12, at M&T Bank Stadium. Funds raised by Team CASA will support efforts to recruit more volunteers to advocate for Maryland’s foster children. For more information or to register, visit, email or call 410.828.6761.

Ongoing . . .

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.