Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Aug. 15-18)



Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include tax free Girls Night Out on Thursday, a showing of “Escape from Planet Earth” on Friday as the season’s final Outdoor Movies at Shamrock Park and the 50th Annual Havre de Grace Art Show Friday through Sunday.

Thursday, Aug. 15

14th Annual Cal Ripken World Series, Aug. 9-18

The 14th Annual Cal Ripken World Series continues through August 18 at The Ripken Experience in Aberdeen, Md. All tournament games are FREE to the public. Free tickets are available online at For details, visit

Girls Night Out in downtown Bel Air, Aug. 15

Tax Free Girls Night Out on Thursday, August 15th, 5-8pm!  Our shops and boutiques will be open late with MANY of the TAX FREE items available to YOU and you can also enjoy wine tasting at several of our shops and boutiques, as well as, Bel Air Liquors!

Friday, Aug. 16

50th Annual Havre de Grace Art Show, Aug. 16-18

50th Annual Havre de Grace Art Show is coming up Aug. 16 through 18 in Tydings Memorial Park

Humane Society of Harford County basket bingo, Aug. 16

Humane Society of Harford County is having a basket bingo on friday, August 16. Doors open at 6pm, bingo starts at 7pm at Level Volunteer Fire Company.

Downtown Bel Air Alliance’s Outdoor Movies at Shamrock Park, Aug. 16

The Downtown Bel Air Alliance’s Outdoor Movies at Shamrock Park ends its season Aug. 16 with the movie “Escape from Planet Earth.” 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!

Free movie night at Church of A New Beginning, Aug. 16

Free movie night at Church of A New Beginning in Forest Hill at 7 p.m. Aug. 16. The first 10 girls and 10 boys in elementary school to attend will get a book bag and school supplies. Church of A New Beginning is at 104 Industry Lane. For more information, call 410-692-4087.

Movies at the Park at Abingdon Elementary School, Aug. 16

Restore Church is sponsoring Movies at the Park with a free outdoor screening of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” at Abingdon Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16. The event is to include moon bounces, music, face painting, balloon animals, carnival games. The movie starts at dusk. For more information call 443-243-4537.  Abingdon Elementary School is at 399 Singer Rd.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Dance Conservatory of Maryland open house, Aug. 17

Dance Conservatory of Maryland is holding our open house Saturday from 11am to 2pm at the studio. Enjoy refreshments, studio tours and meet faculty! Dance Conservatory of Maryland is at 701 Whitaker Mill Road, Bel Air.

Bel Air Farmers Market, Aug. 17

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, Aug. 17

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!!

The Music Man, JR at First Presbyterian Church, Aug. 17 & 18

Get2Act performs The Music Man, JR at Legacy Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 224 N. Main St, Bel Air from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18. For tickets, please visit

Peach Festival at Webster United Church of Christ, Aug. 17

Peach Festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 at Webster United Church of Christ, 4100 Webster Road in Havre de Grace. For more information, visit

24th annual Wine Jazz & Art Festival at Fiore Winery, Aug. 17 & 18

The 24th annual Wine Jazz & Art Festival at Fiore Winery is noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 and 18 at the winery, 3026 Whiteford Road in Pylesville. The event includes entertainment by Rumba Club on Aug. 17 and Crawdaddies on Aug. 18. It includes grape-stomping, wine tasting, winery tours, arts and crafts. Admission is $17 at the gate. For more information, visit

Weatherby Road yard sale, Aug. 17

Yard sale on Saturday from 8-12 at 602 Weatherby Rd., Bel Air 21015


Sunday, Aug. 18

Smooth Kentucky finishes the Ladew summer concert series, Aug. 18

The “Groovin’ in the Grass” summer concerts at Ladew wraps up its 2013 series Sunday night featuring the always popular “newgrass” sounds from
Smooth Kentucky. 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

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Family Fun Night at Fork Christian Church, Aug. 25

Fork Christian Church invites you to attend its Family Fun Night on Sunday, August 25th, from 4-8 pm. There will be rides, games, food, music and other activities… ALL FOR FREE. Bring your kids to this special family event. For more information, contact Fork Christian Church is located at 6809 Sunshine Avenue, Kingsville, MD 21087.

The Whitehouse Market outdoor market for vintage furniture and home goods, Sept. 22

Bel Air News & Views sponsor The Whitehouse Market returns to downtown Bel Air 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22. This outdoor market, like a “Farmers Market,” features 50 vendors offering one-of-a-kind vintage finds, antiques for the home and homemade goods behind the Bel Air Bakery at 140 N. Bond St. Shop for up-cycled goods, painted furniture, rusty finds, reclaimed material, unique housewares, painted signs, photography, pottery and handmade crafts, jewelry and clothing. The Whitehouse Market is held the fourth Sunday of each month through October. Vendors are hand selected for each market and every market is different. To become a vendor, apply For information on upcoming markets, vendor registration, directions and any other inquiries please email or call (410) 838-3030.

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.

Chesapeake Cancer Alliance Decorators’ Show House at Rockfield Manor, September 7 – 22

Come and see how local designers transform Rockfield Manor where historic charm meets new design. Many accessories and furnishings will be for sale. Also, come see the Craft & Garden boutique and café on site. All proceeds benefit Cancer LifeNet and cancer related programs at Upper Chesapeake Health. When: September 7 – 22, 2013. Where: Rockfield Manor; 501 Churchville Rd., Bel Air, Md. 21014. Hours: Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. @ 10 am- 5 pm; Thurs. 10 am – 7 pm; Sun., 11am- 5pm; Closed Mon. No children under 10, No photos, Not handicapped accessible. Tickets: $20.00. Sold at door & Preston’s Stationery (Bel Air); Greenspring Nursery (Jarrettsville);Simply Grande Home Furnishings & Jonathan’s Wedding & Flowers (Forest Hill); Lavish Salon and Spa (Fallston); Simplicity Antiques (Havre de Grace) TICKETS AVALIBLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE AUGUST 7, 2013 on our web site. Information: visit

4th annual “Dominator” 5/10K Walk and Run, Sept. 7

The 4th annual “Dominator” 5/10K Walk and Run is coming up Sept. 7 at Blue Dot Services of Maryland, 125 Industry Lane in Forest Hill. The event supports the D.O. Believe Foundation, created in memory of Dominic “The Dominator” Osorio the 7-year-old Bel Air boy who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2009. The 5K starts at 8 a.m. and the 10K starts at 9 p.m. Registration is $25 for the 5K in advance and $30 on race day and $30 in advance for 10K and $35 on race day. To race or to become a sponsor, visit Proceeds go to help pediatric brain research.

STARS All Star Cheerleading tryouts Sept. 8 & 15

STARS All Star Cheerleading invites experienced cheerleaders ages 5-19 to tryout for its November 2013-May 2014 season. Tryouts are 1 p.m. Sept 8 and 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Abingdon Elementary School. Contact Follow them at

“Gorgeous from the Inside Out” cancer fundraiser, Sept. 21

Mrs. Bel Air Maryland America Katie Kinslow is hosting the “Gorgeous from the Inside Out” end-of-summer fundraiser for the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center at Upper Chesapeake Health on Sept. 21. The “casually chic” event is 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jordan Thomas Salon and Spa, 16 Bel Air South Parkway. It is to include hors d’oeuvres, drinks and musical entertainment by Tony Sciuto and along with celebrity guest Sarah Caldwell and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets, call 732-682-0028, email or visit

6th Annual Dancing for the Arts Gala, Sept. 21

The Center for the Arts presents the 6th Annual Dancing for the Arts Gala from 6:30 pm to 11 pm Saturday, September 21 at The Residents’ Club at Bulle Rock, 1200 Bulle Rock Parkway, Havre de Grace. Cost is $175 per person. Come see Harford County’s “stars” showcase their ballroom dancing talents. Live auction, open bar, sumptuous food and the dancing competition. Black Tie Optional. Dancing for the Arts celebrates the talent of Harford County while raising funds to sustain the Center for the Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to establishment of a center in Harford County, accessible to all. Your donation to the Center for the Arts will be credited to the dancer of your choice. $1 = 1 vote. Visit to cast your votes!

Harford County Wine Festival at Rockfield Manor, Sept. 28

The Harford County Wine Festival comes to Rockfield Manor noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The event features hundreds of wines from around the world and includes live music, food and shopping. The wine festival is Rockfield Manor’s signature fundraising event. A portion of this year’s proceeds will go to benefit Harford County Toys for Tots. Tickets are $25 for adults age 21 and over and  $10 for children age 13-20. For details, visit

FARM’s Fall Fundraiser at Jarrettsville Gardens, Oct. 5

The Fallston Animal Rescue Movement’s (FARM’S) FALL FUNDRAISER is on Saturday, October 5 from 7:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. at Jarrettsville Gardens. If you were there last year, you can attest it was a blast! Tickets are $40/each and will include a delicious buffet of food and drink. Tickets will be available at Feed Plus or by calling Megan at 443-928-0032. Tables seat 10 so please let us know if you are buying a full table so we can reserve it. If you do not fill a full table, you may have to sit with people you do not know – don’t worry, they won’t bite! We are looking for donations for our liquor wheel, plant wheel, silent auction items, raffle items, and door prizes.

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 . . .

A Step Ahead Family Daycare in Abingdon is now enrolling children ages 2 and older

Bel Air News & Views sponsor A Step Ahead Family Daycare in Abingdon is now enrolling children ages 2 and older. Get individualized attention in a loving family atmosphere from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The daily preschool program is September through May and features arts, crafts and story time in a small group setting. Safe, supervised free play areas are offered both indoors and out. Nutritious meals and snacks are included. Care is provided by Kristina Thomas, who has 12 years experience. For more information, call Kristina Thomas at 410-569-5658. A Step Ahead Family Daycare is in Abingdon’s Laurel Woods development.

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.