Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Town of Bel Air Film Festival at the Bel Air Reckord Armory Friday through Sunday, performances of the original play “In Their Words,” which focuses on the experiences of individuals with disabilities on Friday and Saturday at Harford Community College and an appearance by local author Erika Robuck at the Abingdon library on Sunday.
Thursday, Oct. 17
Quarter Auction for the Kurt Chenowith Foundation, Oct. 17
Quarter Auction for the Kurt Chenowith Foundation Oct. 17 at the Bel Air Moose Lodge, 310 E Jarrettsville Rd. in Forest Hill. Doors open at 6 p.m., auction starts at 7 p.m. Admission $3/paddle or 2 for $5. Bring a canned good donation and your 2nd paddle is free. Food will be available for purchase. The auction benefits the Kurt Chenowith Foundation. Kurt was a Baltimore County Firefighter, but grew up and attended school in Harford County. He also began his firefighting career volunteering for Fallston Fire Company. For all the ways that Kurt gave to the community, as a fire fighter, a family member, and a friend; the foundation is looking to continue Kurt’s good deeds and continue to give to the community by providing scholarships and playground equipment to children in the Harford & Baltimore County areas.For more information on the Kurt Chenowith Foundation visit his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KMCMemorialFoundation Prizes from Thirty-One, Scentsy, Tupperware, Vera Bradley, Under Armour, Gift Cards, Unlimited Art By Shawn Forton, Oragami Owl, Longaberger and Cookie Lee, just to name a few. Vendor list is subject to change.
Zombies and Super Heroes come to the Aberdeen library for a mini Comic-Con Oct. 17 and 18. For details on the Annual Meeting of the Committee for Really Excellent Adventures & Deeds (READ), visit http://bit.ly/1gDauxF.
Friday, Oct. 18
“In Their Words” to be performed at Harford Community College, Oct. 18-20
“In Their Words,” an original play featuring monologues, music and comedy that focuses on experiences of individuals with disabilities, will be performed October 18-20 in the Black Box Theatre in Joppa Hall at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air. The play is being held in October, in recognition of Maryland’s Disability History and Awareness Month http://bit.ly/14YZNR0
Town of Bel Air Film Festival at the Bel Air Reckord Armory, Oct. 18-20
The Town of Bel Air Film Festival comes to the Bel Air Reckord Armory Oct. 18-20. Films include “Secretariat’s Jockey, Ron Turcotte” on Oct. 18, “In God We Trust” and “Magic Camp” on Oct. 19 and Medora on Oct. 20. tickets are $5 per film or $10 for an all access pass. The armory is at 37 N. Main St. for details visit www.TownofBelAirFilmFestival.com or call 410-838-0584.
Hawks Hill Creamery’s 2013 Pumpkin Fest, Oct. 18, 19 & 20
Hawks Hill Creamery’s 2013 Pumpkin Fest will be open this Friday Oct. 18 from noon to 5 p.m. at the farm at 805 Highland Road in Street, since Harford County Public Schools are closed. The farm has three acres of pumpkins to pick, all priced $10 or less. The Pumpkin Fest continues every Saturday and Sunday in October. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The Pumpkin Fest is also open on Columbus Day. Admission is free to the event, which features Pumpkin Patch, hay ride, kid friendly corn maze, make a strawman ($) (bring your own old clothes or buy ours), face painting ($), pumpkin painting ($), visit our farm animals. Lots of games and activities too! For sale are mums, gourds, corn stalks, straw…..and lots of local farm products including cheese, jams, ice cream, Lohr’s Apple Cider, baked goods, and everything pumpkin! For more details, visit www.hawkshillcreamery.com, call 410-688-7922, or follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hawks-Hill-Creamery/293320325489
Saturday, Oct. 19
Bel Air Farmers Market, Oct. 19
The Bel Air Farmers Market is 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, Oct. 19
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!!
Volunteers needed to assemble holiday gift bags for military members, Oct. 19
A group of Maryland women are collecting items for holiday bags they plan to send to the sailors and Marines aboard the USS Truman (CVN75) and the USS Boxer (LHD4). They are looking for donations, businesses willing to be collection sites and community members who can help assemble the gift bags from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct.19. They said items the military members particularly like include Loofahs, Personal size bottles of hand sanitizer (sealed inside of snack size Ziplocs), Personal size packages of hand wipes, Personal size bottles of lotion (seal inside of snack size Ziplocs), Sugar Free Gum, Candy (not chocolate), Chapstick, Personal size bottles of sunscreen (seal inside of snack size Ziplocs), Any kind of nuts, Cracker Snacks – the small cellophane wrapped type, Hot Cocoa packets, Individual coffee packets, Individual flavor packets for water, Writing cards – blank inside. For more information, contact Maria Snyder at 410-982-8900.
Long & Foster Humane Society Benefit Event at Bel Air Town Center, Oct. 19
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. will hold its second annual fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Harford County, Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1-4 PM. For details: http://bit.ly/1aqeT0t
Sunday, Oct. 20
Tudor Hall tours, Oct. 20
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, Oct. 20 at 1:00 and 2:00 pm. $5.00 for those age 13 and older. For more information call 443-619-0008 or SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com. You can also visit the Spirits of Tudor Hall blog at http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com/ or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SpiritsofTudorHall
Free workout at GRIT Series Super Launch, Oct. 20
Get a free workout at the GRIT Series Super Launch from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct 20 at the XFit Studio, 1300 Enterprise Court, Suite 104, Bel Air.
Good Shepherd will celebrate “50 Years of Blessings, 50 Years of Service,” Oct. 20
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1515 Emmorton Road, Bel Air, is turning 50 years old on Sunday, Oct. 20 – the 50th anniversary of its Organization Day on Oct. 20, 1963. Good Shepherd will celebrate “50 Years of Blessings, 50 Years of Service” at the 8 and 11 a.m. services. Delaware-Maryland Synod Bishop Wolfgang D. Herz-Lane of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will preach, and the Chancel Choir will sing “Take Us To This Place With Music,” a brand-new choral anthem commissioned and dedicated in honor of the church’s anniversary, written by noted church composer and musician Thomas Keesecker. Keesecker is a former Good Shepherd member and former director of music of St. Margaret Church. The anthem “speaks about all the wonderful things the church has to offer those who come … and the presence of God, and the people.” It was released to the public on Oct. 15 by Augsburg Fortress publishers. Also on Sunday, members and friends of Good Shepherd will gather at Richlin Ballroom for a celebration banquet to share memories and enjoy a buffet dinner. Former pastors and members will join in the celebration. On its Organization Day in 1963, Good Shepherd’s 92 charter members pledged “to support Good Shepherd and do all within my ability to advance its growth and support its work.” Today, the church welcomes hundreds of people for services, Sunday school, vacation Bible school, small groups, youth groups, music ensembles, and community support activities and events. For more information about The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, call (410) 838-8081 or visit www.lcgselca.org.
The Harford County Public Library is pleased to welcome author Erika Robuck to the Abingdon Library on October 20th at 2pm. She is the author of Receive Me Falling, Hemingway’s Girl, and her most recent release Call Me Zelda. The Library is also hosting two book discussions of Robuck’s titles. Call Me Zelda will be discussed at the Bel Air Library on October 17th at 6:30pm. The Joppa Library will explore Hemingway’s Girl on November 14 at 6:30pm. For more details, visit http://bit.ly/H54T5h.
Coming next . . .
Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group Meeting, Oct. 22
Harford County Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group Meetings will begin again the 4th Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is Oct. 22 at 7pm in Upper Chesapeake Hospital in the Maryland Room. For more information, individuals can contact Carin Andersen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harford Day School Open House, Oct. 23
Come see all that Bel Air News & Views sponsor Harford Day School has to offer at its Open House from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 23 at the school at 715 Moores Mill Road in Bel Air. The independent day school for children in K-prep through 8th grade balances a rigorous academic program with a nurturing environment and a low student/teacher ratio of 9:1. Creativity and independent thinking are encouraged in a curriculum that includes a strong emphasis on the basics as well as opportunities to shine in areas such as drama, public speaking and athletics outside the classroom. Harford Day School is a Maryland Green School and integrates environmental awareness at all levels of the curriculum, offering students outdoor education experiences both on campus and through field trips. For more information, visit http://www.harfordday.org/ or call (410) 838-4848. Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harford-Day-School/127318550629663.
Fallston Community Pre-K Open House, Oct. 24
Fallston Community Pre-K is currently taking registrations for the 2014-2015 school year. We will hold an Open House on October 24, 2013 from 6-7:30 pm for potential students. There are programs available for 2, 3, and 4 year olds. Families will be able to meet our teachers, see curriculum materials and tour the building. Light refreshments will be served. The school is located at Fallston Presbyterian Church, 600 Fallston Rd in Fallston. Further information can be found at http://www.fallstoncommunityprek.org or by calling 410-877-1655.
“Cancer Bites and We Bite Back” Harford County Bull Roast to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Oct. 25
Tickets are still available for the “Cancer Bites and We Bite Back” Harford County Bull Roast to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society from 8 p.m to midnight Oct. 25 at the Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road in Edgewood. Tickets are $40 each or $350 for a table of 10. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cancerbites.ticketleap.com. The event includes a D.J., food, drinks, a silent auction, Chinese auction, wheels and a Halloween costume contest.
25th annual Halloween Costume Parade & Trick or Treat at the Festival at Bel Air, Oct. 26
The 25th annual Halloween Costume Parade & Trick or Treat at the Festival at Bel Air is coming up Saturday, Oct. 26. The costume contest starts at 11 a.m. in front of Rite Aid. Trick or treating is scheduled 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For details: http://bit.ly/17I910Z
Fall-A-Palooza at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Oct. 27
Oak Grove Baptist Church is hosting a Fall-A-Palooza event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at the church, 2106 Churchville Road in Bel Air. The free family event includes hayrides, trunk-or-treat, door prizes, games, food, a car show and music by Apostle.
The Whitehouse Market last market of the season, Oct. 27
Bel Air News & Views sponsor The Whitehouse Market returns to downtown Bel Air 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the last market of the season on Sunday, Oct. 27. The Whitehouse Market is an outdoor market like a “Farmers Market” featuring 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 at www.thewhitehousemarket.com. For information on upcoming markets, vendor registration, directions and any other inquiries please email email@example.com or call (410)838-3030.http://bit.ly/18QnzOJ
HCPS Hall of Fame to induct Mary Ellen Kennedy and Thomas Macklin Trafton, Oct. 28
The HCPS Hall of Fame recognition program, sponsored by the Harford County Retired School Personnel Association and the Board of Education of Harford County, has been refreshed this year! Retired educators will now be inducted into the Hall of Fame at one of two ceremonies held during the year – one in the early fall and the second in early summer. Up to three educators will be included in each ceremony, and the Hall of Fame induction will be the only recognition scheduled that evening. The first ceremony of 2013-14 will be during the Monday, October 28 Board of Education meeting, at 6:30 p.m. We will be honoring Mary Ellen Kennedy and Thomas Macklin Trafton for dedicating 31 and 30 outstanding years to HCPS, respectively. Mark your calendars to attend the Board meeting to support our newest inductees! Please share this information with others who may be interested in attending or who may want to offer congratulations to Ms. Kennedy and Mr. Trafton. If you would like to nominate a retired educator for consideration for induction in the Hall of Fame, please access the nomination form and requirements.
Howloween Bash & Fundraiser to Benefit No Kill Harford, Nov. 1
Howloween Bash & Fundraiser to Benefit No Kill Harford 7-11 p.m. Friday, November 1 at Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Jarrettsville Rd, Jarrettsville. Eat, drink and be scary! Buffet dinner, beer, wine, cash bar, DJ and dancing. Raffles, silent auctions, and costume contests. Costumes optional, but recommended. Tickets are $40 pp or $400 for table of 10. Sponsorship opportunities also available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or visitwww.missiontix.com/howloweenbash. No Kill Harford is a non-profit organization dedicated to making Harford County one of the safest places in the country for companion animals. www.nokillharford.org.
Patterson Mill Middle/High School PTSA’s 7th Annual Bingo Night, Nov. 22
Enjoy a fun night out in between stressing over turkey dinners and holiday sales. Please join us for Patterson Mill Middle/High School PTSA’s 7th Annual Bingo Night, featuring Vera Bradley, Thirty-One Gifts and Scentsy on Friday, November 22nd. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. You may reserve a whole table. Contact Renee Guerassio for tickets at (410) 322-0958 or email@example.com. You can also purchase tickets at the school office between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (please see Susan Gray). Please plan to come for dinner! We will be offering Chick-Fil-A, Vocelli’s, snacks and drinks. Please join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year! All proceeds are to benefit the student programs and enrichment for our school. Come for the Best Time and Best Prizes in Harford County!!!
“Beatlemania Again” returns to C. Milton Wright High School, Dec. 7
The National Touring Beatles Stage Show “Beatlemania Again” is returning to C. Milton Wright High School on December 7th. Tickets will go on sale in October. This is a benefit concert for the school’s art department!
Free State Montessori School Celebrates Annual Winter Craft Fair, Dec. 14
Free State Montessori School is proud to present their Annual Winter Craft Fair on Saturday, December 14th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Festival will feature craft vendors, a food court, pit beef, Santa’s workshop and a 50/50 raffle. The annual holiday event raises funding for Free State Montessori School located at 12536 Harford Road in Fork, Maryland. The event is free and open to the public. Free State Montessori School is handicapped accessible and has on site parking. For complete details and directions please contact the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-592-3324. Free State Montessori School was founded in 1980. The campus is located in the beautiful country setting of Fork, Maryland, and is well established with an enrollment of approximately 70 children from ages 2 to 14. The small size campus promotes a family-like atmosphere for the children, teachers and the parents. Their location offers easy access to the cultural and recreational opportunities of Baltimore and Washington D.C. To learn more about Free State Montessori School and other upcoming events please visit www.freestatemontessori.org.
Ongoing . . .
AleCraft Brewing Supply opens new store in downtown Bel Air
Founded by three Harford County homebrewers who sensed the need for a local source of homebrewing supplies, AleCraft Brewing Supply opened recently in downtown Bel Air. Visit the store at at 6 Office Street for everything you need for home brewing — a trend that started in 1978 when home brewing was legalized and took off in the early 2000 fueled by internet-based discussion forums, and online sales. Visit AleCraft’s Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/AlecraftBrewingSupply to enter a drawing for a $50 gift certificate, to be given away at the Grand Opening event. Online sales are to be available next month at www.alecraftbrewing.com. Store hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, with longer hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For more information, call the store at 410-420-5102.
Forest Hill Nature Preschool & Childcare has openings now
Bel Air News & Views sponsor Forest Hill Nature Preschool & Childcare has openings now for children ages 2 to 5 at its Forest Hill location. Call 410-638-2761 to schedule a tour and meet the staff. Visit www.fhnaturepreschool.com for details. Forest Hill Nature Preschool & Childcare is at 207 Bynum Road in Forest Hill. Follow them on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/fhnaturepreschool.Openings available at First Presbyterian Preschool in Bel Air
First Presbyterian Preschool in Bel Air has openings in its Prep 3 program
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.