Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Dec. 19-22)



Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include Girls Night Out in downtown Bel Air Thursday, a Live Nativity at Ayres Chapel United Church on Saturday and the Merry Tuba Christmas at Bel Air Armory on Sunday.

Thursday, Dec. 19

Girls Night Out in downtown Bel Air, Dec. 19

Girls Night Out in downtown Bel Air is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. Visit Charm City RunHeartbeatCoffee Coffee, and MORE for their “12 Days of Christmas” promotions and make sure you join us for this Thursday’s Girls Night Out. Enjoy wine tastings, Happy Hours, and amazing holiday promotions while our shops stay open late! Be Festive, Be LOCAL, and Be A Part Of It …

Friday, Dec. 20

Applewood Farm Bright Nights, Dec. 20 & 21

Enjoy a one mile drive through a twinkling light display featuring animated and static lighted  Christmas scene at Applewood Farm Bright Nights from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 20 & 21. The Applewood Farm Christmas Barn is halfway through the tour and will be open for you to stop, park and enjoy the model train displays, gift shop, petting zoo and more lights and greens throughout the 1773 log barn. Refreshments for sale. $10 per Car/Pick-up/Van up to 6 people. Vehicles and tour buses of 6 or more people the price is $3 per person. Cash or check(with ID) at the gate. Visa/MC accepted in the gift shop. Applewood Farm is at 4435 Prospect Rd, Whiteford. For details, visit

Saturday, Dec. 21


Harford Choral Society performs “Messiah” at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Dec. 21

Harford Choral Society performs “Messiah” and other seasonal songs at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 Churchville Rd., Bel Air. For tickets, visit

Live Nativity at Ayres Chapel United Church, Dec. 21

Live Nativity at Ayres Chapel United Church at Norrisville and Ayers Chapel roads in White Hall. Productions are at 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m., and 8:45 p.m. (Snow date is Dec. 22.) Nativity includes live animals, Christmas carols, snacks and crafts for kids.

Christmas at Applewood Farm, Dec. 21 & 22

Christmas at Applewood from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 21 & 22 is intended for those folks who wish to experience and create a family memory. We are much more than a Christmas Tree Farm. If your objective is to spend some quality time with your family and friends, enjoying a truly unique and memorable experience in the country, then Applewood Farm is the place for you. Enjoy the following: Included: Hayrides, Petting Zoo, Kiddy Maze, Lawn Bowling, & Reindeer Antler Toss. Santa’s Work Shop, Model Trains (Train Gardens), 1773 Log Barn, Applewood Playground, Pedal Tractors, Applewood Express Train Ride: $4 per person free to Kids under 3 yrs (must be accompanied by an adult) We have a selection of Cut Your Own Blue Spruce and White Spruce, and White Pine growing on our farm. In addition there is a generous selection of Frasier Fir and Douglas Fir that are grown in Harford County and pre-cut each week. For details, visit

Sunday, Dec. 22


Merry Tuba Christmas at Bel Air Armory, Dec. 22

Enjoy a Merry Tuba Christmas at Bel Air Armory at 5 p.m. Dec. 22. Anyone who plays tuba, sousaphone, baritone horn or euphonium is invited to perform. The event is free to attend, but each performer is asked to pay a $10 registration fee. For details, contact 410-391-7832 or 

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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

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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.