Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Nov. 21-24)



Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Bel Air Drama Company’s presentation of ”The Mousetrap,” the Edgewood Drama Company’s presentation of “The Birds” and North Harford High School’s presentation of  “Fiddler on the Roof,”  No Kill Harford’s Fall Cat Adoption & Dog Wash at Pet Valu in Abingdon and Black Youth in Action of Harford and Cecil Counties 35th Annual Debutante Ball, both on Saturday.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Charity Quarter auction to benefit Trooper Jackie Kline, Nov. 21

Charity Quarter auction to benefit Trooper Jackie Kline on November 21. Doors open at 6:00 pm games start at 7:00 at the Bel Air Moose Lodge 310 E Jarrettsville Rd, Forest Hill, MD 21050 (Behind Wargo’s Restaurant) $3.00 per guest (includes 1 paddle for bidding)  or 2 for $5.00. Bring an unopened toy for a free paddle. NO TICKETS SOLD…FIRST COME FIRST SERVED Bring your quarters or get some there. WIN Products from vendors such as Vera Bradley Handbags™ , Under Armour ™, Tupperware,  Cookie Lee Jewelry, Scentsy and many more. Food and drink available.

Bel Air Drama Company presents ”The Mousetrap,” Nov. 21, 22 & 23

The Bel Air Drama Company presents the classic Agatha Christie murder mystery ”The Mousetrap” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 21, 22 & 23.  at Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe St., Bel Air. Tickets are $10 in advance at or $12 at the door.

Edgewood Drama Company presents “The Birds,” Nov. 21, 22 & 23

The Edgewood Drama Company presents “The Birds,” a play by Aristophanes adapted by Walter Kerr Nov. Nov. 21, 22 & 23 at Edgewood High School, 2415 Willoughby Beach Road. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults. Call 410-612-1500 for ticket info or email

Friday, Nov. 22

North Harford High School presents “Fiddler on the Roof” Nov. 22 & 23

North Harford High School presents “Fiddler on the Roof” at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the school, 211 Pylesville Road.

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  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!!!

Saturday, Nov. 23

Personal protection workshop at SwingTime Ballroom, Nov. 23

Don’t be foolish with your safety this holiday season. Take advantage of a personal protection workshop Nov 23rd to learn the basic skills you need to keep yourself safe at SwingTime Ballroom. Taught by Patricia Pearce, who has given classes in personal protection to everyone from Garrison Forest School to the Baltimore County Police Academy and Baltimore County Auxiliary Police (refined training; women’s division), these workshops are aimed primarily at women of all ages but men are also welcome. “Survive Shopping in the Urban Jungle” will teach essential self defense techniques that everyone needs to know. Class is Saturday, Nov 23, 2013 from noon to 2:30 PM. Cost is $25 per person; 2 or more registering together is just $15 each; students are $10. Class size may be limited, so register early. For more information or to register call 410-877-2633, visit or email

No Kill Harford’s Fall Cat Adoption & Dog Wash Extravaganza, Nov. 23

Pet Valu in Abingdon is hosting No Kill Harford’s Fall Cat Adoption & Dog Wash from 12 – 4 p.m.  Stop by the Merchant Avenue store and take home a loving, feline friend.  Or, have your dog washed and squeaky clean for the holiday for a $10 donation.  Hand crafted earrings will also be available for sale.  All pets for adoption are vetted, spayed and neutered.  For more information, call Pet Valu 410-569-1700 or visit

Black Youth in Action’s 35th Annual Debutante Ball, Nov. 23

Black Youth in Action of Harford and Cecil Counties is sponsoring the 35th Annual Debutante Ball at 6 p.m. Saturday Nov. 23 at Martin’s East, 9000 Pulaski Highway in Middle River. Tickets are $60. Harford & Cecil county junior and senior high school youth are participants and the evening’s commentator is Kelly Swoope from ABC2 News. For more information, call  443-243-7449 or visit Black Youth in Action’s Facebook page:

Sunday, Nov. 24

Colonial medicine event at Hays House Museum, Nov. 24

Interpreter Gary DePaolo is to portray Dr. Barton Tabbs to discuss 18th century ailments, treatments and medical instruments from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 at Hays House Museum, 324 Kenmore Ave. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students and children under age 4 are free.

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7th Annual Bulle Rock Turkey Trot, Nov. 28

On Thanksgiving morning, Havre de Grace-area residents can burn off some calories before the big feast and raise money for a great cause by participating in the 7th Annual Bulle Rock Turkey Trot benefiting the Susquehanna Hose Company. Open to the public for all age groups and fitness levels, the 5K run and 1-mile walk will occur ThursdayNov. 28, at the Residents’ Club at The Residences at Bulle Rock (1200 Bulle Rock Pkwy.). Registration will begin at 8 a.m., a warm- up will occur at 8:45 and the races will kick off at 9:00. The 5K course will weave through The Residences at Bulle Rock and Bulle Rock Golf Course on paved roads and paths. A costumed turkey will greet participants and cheer them on at the finish line. The course will be well marked with monitors along the way, and Elite Race Management will record each participant’s finish times. For details, visit:

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30

Start shopping Main Street businesses on November 30, Small Business Saturday,  for special discounts or offers from 111 downtown businesses. Download the Holiday Shopping Coupon. Unique stores and downtown holiday charm await you on Maryland’s Main Streets this holiday season! Participating businesses listed below have special discounts or offers when you shop with them on Small Business Saturday on November 30, 2013 through January 1, 2014. Holiday Shopping Coupon must be printed or downloaded to your mobile device and presented to participating Main Street Maryland businesses listed to receive the special discount or offer.Offers vary by business. Coupon may only be used once for each business/offer. Some offers are only available on Small Business Saturday, November 30, 2013, check with business for details.

8th annual CCA Festival of Trees, Nov. 30

The 8th annual CCA Festival of Trees will be held Sunday, November 30,10 – 6pm and Sunday, December 1, 10-4pm at the Bel Air Armory. Decorated holiday trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses will be sold by silent auction all weekend.  Also vendors, fresh greens, bake table, cafe and children’s crafts, activities and entertainment including a magic show on Sun.  $6 adults, children 12 and under free.  For $1 off coupon

24th Annual Town of Bel Air Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Dec. 1

The  24th Annual Town of Bel Air Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting is Dec. 1.

Menorah lighting ceremony in Shamrock Park, Dec. 1

Harford Chabad, an organization that provides services to the Jewish population throughout the county, will be hosting a menorah lighting ceremony in Shamrock Park at 5pm on December 1st, 2013 immediately following the Christmas Parade. Some refreshments will be provided, along with various family activities and prizes. The theme of this year’s ceremony is Bring Light to People’s Lives. Harford Chabad is encouraging people to bring items for SARC’s pantry which will be collected at the event. Items such as flatware, aluminum foil, dustpans, bath towels, socks, washcloths, hairbrushes, vacuums, glue, DVDs, DVD players, tensions rods for curtains, umbrellas, sneakers, ethnic hair care products, and Xbox and Playstation 4 video games. The list of the desired donation items is available on

Grammy Award winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer to perform at Havre de Grace Library, Dec. 2

Acclaimed children’s music entertainers and Grammy Award winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer will be performing on Monday, December 2 at 10:30 am at the Havre de Grace Library. Registration is suggested for the performance. Call (410) 939-6700 for more information.

Deadline for Board of Education of Harford County Ethics Panel applicants, Dec. 6

The Board of Education of Harford County is seeking applications from interested county citizens to fill an opening on the school system’s Ethics Panel. The Ethics Panel reviews inquiries concerning potential violations of ethics on the part of school employees or Board members, provides advisory opinions regarding ethics issues and receives financial disclosure forms required to be filed by Board members and certain Board employees. Ethics Panel members serve for a term of five years, appointed at staggered intervals. Members are appointed by the Board of Education and may serve two full terms. Ethics Panel members serve without compensation but are reimbursed for travel and other expenses related to their service. Applicants should send a letter of interest accompanied by a biographical sketch to: Patrick P. Spicer, Esquire, General Counsel, Board of Education of Harford County, 102 S. Hickory Avenue, Bel Air, Maryland 21014 by December 6, 2013. For more information, please call 410-638-4005.

“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!

John Carroll Equestrian Team’s Christmas Bazaar, Dec. 7

The John Carroll Equestrian Team’s Christmas Bazaar is coming up from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at John Carroll High School, 703 E. Churchville Rd. Crafts, jewelry, holiday vendors, trees, greens, and Christmas flowers for sale.  Holiday concessions also available. Free admission.

Harford Artists Gallery Open House, Dec. 7

Harford Artists Gallery is hosting a Holiday Open House reception from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 7 at the gallery at 503 E. Churchville Rd. in Bel Air. All displayed paintings, jewelry, pottery, and gifts are by local artists and for sale. The gallery’s regular hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in November. Hours December through February are noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The gallery is in the former caretaker’s cottage at Rockfield Manor.

Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House Holiday Weekend, Dec. 7 & 8

The Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House Holiday Weekend is coming up Dec. 7 & 8 at the museum, 817 Conesteo St., Havre de Grace. The annual Christmas Boutique is being organized by the Lock House Ladies and will be held at the Lock House Museum between 9 am and 3 pm on Saturday December 7th and from noon to 6 pm on Sunday December 8th. You will find the spirit of the Christmas season here. Handcrafted gifts and decorations will be found, along with fresh loose greens, swags, centerpieces, and table arrangements. There will be a Gourmet Room filled with baked breads, cakes, candy, fruitcakes, and much more. The 41st Annual Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace which will take place on Sunday December 8th between 4 pm and 8 pm. A selection of homes and businesses with varying architectural styles from different periods in the City’s history in or near the historical center of Havre de Grace can be toured this year. Each tour stop will be seasonally decorated to complement the structures. Ticket sales start online November 1 and in stores November 14. Sale locations are the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, Decoy Museum, Java by the Bay, Concord Point Coffee, and in Bel Air Preston’s Stationary. Please visit our website at for further information.

Edgewood Library celebrates 50 years with open house Dec. 9

The Edgewood Library will celebrate 50 years of service to the community with a special open house on Monday, December 9th. Among the planned commemorative activities are historical displays, a cake cutting at 5:30 pm and a special holiday performance from the Edgewood High School Jazz Ensemble at 6:00 pm. Events and activities are open to the public and are for all ages. For details:

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 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

Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge 2014 in Easton, MD May 31 – June 1, 2014

Participants will enjoy the quaint, scenic, waterfront communities of Tolghman Island, Oxford, St. Michaels and Trappe. After enjoying lunch along Saturday’s routes, cyclists will ride on the Oxford Bellevue ferry to continue cycling along the routes. Chesapeake Challenge is fully supported with rest stops every 7-15 miles stocked with snacks, ice cold drinks, and cheering volunteers. All along the routes you’ll find Support and Gear vehicles, professional medical volunteers and bike mechanics to keep you going to the finish line. Complimentary meals beginning Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch are provided to all participants and volunteers. Be sure to join us for a fun Saturday night themed party where we honor our top teams and individuals. All participants agree to raise at least $300 to fund research into the cause, cure and treatment of MS. For details, visit

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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 at 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 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.

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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 for details. Forest Hill Nature Preschool & Childcare is at 207 Bynum Road in Forest Hill. Follow them on Facebook at 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 or call (410) 914-5089.

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