Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Dec. 12-15)



Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the 3rd Annual Holiday Movie Night, featuring “Rise of the Guardians” Friday  at the Bel Air Armory, the Historical Society of Harford County’s Holiday Greens Sale & Book Signing with Charles Robbins and the rescheduled 41st Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace on Sunday.

Thursday, Dec. 12


Jingle Mingle  at the El Rodeo Restaurant in Edgewood, Dec. 12

Jingle Mingle is at the El Rodeo Restaurant in Edgewood from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 12. Do you want to shop and be pampered at the same time? Then join your favorite vendors and crafts for great Christmas gifts while being pampered with a chair massage and hair stylist! Stay for the prizes, snacks, and drinks! Bring your friends, neighbors, co-workers for a great night of fun!

Friday, Dec. 13

3rd Annual Holiday Movie Night featuring “Rise of the Guardians” Dec. 13

The 3rd Annual Holiday Movie Night, featuring “Rise of the Guardians” is Dec. 13 at the Bel Air Armory, 41 N. Main Street. FREE admission and FREE popcorn! Doors open at 6pm. Games, activities, holiday fun, and MORE!  Feel free to wear your jammies and bring some blankets! The Bel Air Downtown Alliance will also be collecting pantry items for SARC and new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 14

Forest Hill Nature Preschool Christmas Bazaar, Dec. 14

Bel Air News & Views sponsor Forest Hill Nature Preschool is hosting a Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 14  at the school, 207 Bynum Rd. Enjoy free children’s games and crafts. Make Christmas treats for your pets and earth-friendly reindeer food. Get free pictures with Santa from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tour the facility and meet the staff. Ask about current preschool openings and pick up registration forms for next year. For directions and more information contact Miss Lavonne: 410-638-2761 or visit our website:

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

Historical Society of Harford County’s Holiday Greens Sale & Book Signing with Charles Robbins, Dec. 14

Historical Society of Harford County’s Holiday Greens Sale & Book Signing with Charles Robbins is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14. at  the Society headquarters, 143 N. Main St. in Bel Air. The sale, which is in its tenth year features freshly handmade table arrangements, swags, wreathes and loose greens. The Society is fortunate to have several volunteers who are former floral designers and who donate their talents to the sale each year. The Society’s gift shop will also be open for Christmas shopping. Also that day from 11AM-1PM the Society will also host a book signing by Charles Robbins. Chuck Robbins, as he is popularly known, will be signing copies of his newly published book ‘The Heavenly Waters Gang’. Along with the Greens Sale and Book signing our Annual Model Train Show will also be running through the weekend. Train Show Hours: Friday 4-8, Saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-4. $3 for adults, $2 for kids under 4 yrs old Free – (November 16th and run thru December 15th. )

Harford Friends School book fair at Barnes and Noble in Bel Air, Dec. 14

Harford Friends School hosting a book fair from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at Barnes and Noble in Bel AIr. The event features student performances. Every purchase made earns money for Harford Friends School when you present this voucher at checkout: The voucher can be used from 12/14/13-12/19/13.


Mothers of Preschoolers Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 14

The Mothers of Preschoolers group is hosting Breakfast with Santa beginning at 9 a.m. Dec. 14 at Fallston United Methodist Church on Fallston Rd. (Route 152) in Fallston, about 5 minutes from the intersection of Harford Road and 152. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, bagels, muffins, juice and coffee. Bring your own camera for photos with Santa. Cos is $6 per person. Children under age 1 are free. RSVP 210-542-6435 or

High School Musical at Trinity Church, Dec. 14 & 15

Get2Act theater company is performing High School Musical both Friday and Saturday- both shows at 7pm- (Trinity Church on 152 in Joppa). For tickets:

Dancing With Friends Dance Studio Christmas party, Dec. 14

Saturday night is Dancing With Friends Dance Studio Christmas party. $20 per person includes a surprise dance lesson and holiday treats. Lessons starts at 7pm followed by dancing from 8-11. Dancing With Friends Dance Studio  is at 3036 Churchville Rd.


Sunday, Dec. 15

41st Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace, Dec. 15

The 41st Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 15. It includes eight homes, a bed and breakfast inn, museums and churches. Tickets are $18 per person, or buy five and get the next one free. Get tickets at the Lock House website,

AMC Holiday House Tour, Dec. 15

AMC Holiday House Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15. Tour six decorated homes in Bel Air, Forest Hill and Darlington. Tickets are $20. Event benefits the AMC Cancer Fund and Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Center.


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New Years Eve Surf & Turf Dinner & Dance Jarrettsville Gardens, Dec. 31

NEW YEARS EVE SURF & TURF DINNER & DANCE Jarrettsville Gardens 8pm-1am Shrimp Cocktail, Passed Hors d’oeuvres, Prime Rib, Crab Cakes, Chicken Marsala, Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Petite Green Beans & Parisan Carrots, & Dessert Display! ~OPEN BAR~ Champagne Toast at Midnight! Music by Jenny Z Mobile DJs ! Party Favors! $50 per person $90 per couple!
For Tickets call 410-557-6921 or

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

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 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.