Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Jan. 16-19)


History on Parade

Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Harford County Historical Society’s History on Parade event, Healthy Harford’s “It’s All Too Much” workshop at Safe Harbors Travel Agency and the LiveRight Kids Day event at Klein’s Shoprite of Festival all on Saturday.

Thursday, Jan. 16


Student Artists @ the Library, Jan. 16

Harford Day School student artists’ work is to be featured in an art exhibit at the Bel Air branch of the Harford County Public Library, E. 100 Pennsylvania Ave. An opening reception is planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16. More than 70 pieces of art are to be on display.

Quarter Auction at Bel Air Moose Lodge, Jan. 16

Quarter Auction to benefit a local family affected by Duchenne. Thursday, January 16th. Doors open at 6pm Auction starts at 7pm. Bel Air Moose Lodge, 310 E. Jarrettsville Rd., Forest Hill, MD 21050. Admission is $3.00 and includes 1 paddle. If you bring in any non-perishable food item you will get your second paddle free. (One free paddle per person). You may also purchase additional paddles for $2.00 each. Food and snacks will be available for purchase so come hungry! Vendors to include: Thirty-One, Scentsy, Vera Bradley, Under Armour, Unlimited Art by the famous Shawn Forton, Longaberger, Mb’s Creations, Cookie Lee, Unique Sweets and Treats, Gift Cards and Scarves and more.

Friday, Jan. 17

NMTC Growing Business Roundtable, Jan. 17

Jan 17 NMTC Growing Business Roundtable – the NMTC Growing Business Roundtable provides practical guidance to member challenges and opportunities, serving as an advisory group to its members. Harford Business Innovation Center, for more info, Click HERE

National Math and Science Initiative to announce results of program to improve AP test scores in Aberdeen and Havre de Grace high schools, Jan. 17

On Friday, Jan. 17, the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) will announce the annual results of an innovative program that is dramatically increasing the number of students taking and passing rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) math and science exams in Aberdeen and Havre de Grace high schools.  You are invited to attend a special event at Havre de Grace High at 12:45 p.m. (invitation attached), where student performance on AP exams will be shared.  The same event is to be held at at Aberdeen High at 9:00 a.m. State and local elected officials; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA), Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Boeing representatives; Board of Education members; HCPS leadership team members; and school students and staff will come together to celebrate Havre de Grace High’s results that far exceed both state and national averages.  Mark your calendar and plan to attend this special event.  Please RSVP to

Saturday, Jan. 18

Harford County History on Parade, Jan. 18

Come enjoy a wonderful day at the Harford County Historical Society, and meet a few of the authors published in the HSHC Historical Bulletins from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 18 Watch and discuss videos from Joe Swisher’s Historic Harford Series. Take time to enjoy rarely seen Playbills from the Booth Family Performances….. Bulletins and books will also be available to purchase. The Historical Society of Harford County is at 143 N Main St, Bel Air. For details, visit

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“It’s All Too Much!” workshop, Jan. 18

Healthy Harford is hosting an event to help busy people make their lives a little easier on Jan. 18. The “It’s All Too Much!” day long workshop is to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Safe Harbors Travel Agency, 126 S Main St, Bel Air. The event will help participants develop a treatment plan to inoculate against stress, excess weight and clutter. A plant-based lunch is included. For details, visit Registrants who use the code  HEALTHY get $15 off the registration fee. Link to Register:

LiveRight Kids Day at Klein’s Shoprite of Festival, Jan. 18

Klein’s Shoprite of Festival is hosting a LiveRight Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 18. Come shop, and bring the kids! This month’s kids nutrition theme is healthy weight, so we’ll be putting together a healthy snack that is full of nutrients, not excess calories. FREE one-on-one nutrition consultations with Registered Dietician Laura Natali, e-mail or call to register. FREE group weight loss program! This is a 6 weeks (every Monday at 5pm in the Festival ShopRite cafe) starting January 20th. We’ll talk about a different topic, and hand out some free goodies each week! If you’re interested in signing up, or would like more information, contact Laura via phone or email as soon as possible because space will be limited. Laura Natali, RN, LDN can be reached at or 410.652.7259.


Children’s Center of North Harford open house, Jan. 18

The Children’s Center of North Harford is hosting an Open House this Saturday, January 18 from 10 am to 1 pm.  Families who may be interested in enrolling at CCNH for the 2014-2015 School Year are invited to join us to meet our staff and see our center.  We will  have story telling, crafts and other activities to help families learn about our center.  Registration paperwork will be available for our Nursery School, PreK and Kindergarten Readiness Programs.  We will also have Registration information available for our 2014 Summer Adventure Program.

Family movie at HCC Chesapeake Theater, Jan. 18

The HCC Chesapeake Theater is to feature the movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 18. Tickest are $2 for adults and $1 for youth. For tickets visit or 443-412-2211.

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Lunch with Tuskegee Airmen at Richlin Ballroom, Jan. 23

 Four Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen – DOTA Major Anderson (aircraft sheet metal worker), DOTA William Fauntroy (pilot), DOTA Edward Talbert (cargo checker), and DOTA Ivan Ware (weapons and vehicle maintenance technician) – will be the guest speakers at a luncheon sponsored by the Susquehanna Chapter of the Military Officer Association of America on January 23, 2014, 11:30am, at the Richlin Ballroom, Edgewood, MD. “Tuskegee Airmen” refers to all who were involved in the so-called “Tuskegee Experiment,” the Army Air Corps program to train African Americans to fly and maintain combat aircraft.  The Tuskegee Airmen included pilots, navigators, bombardiers, maintenance and support staff, instructors, and all the personnel who kept the planes in the air.  The military selected the Tuskegee Institute to train pilots because of its commitment to aeronautical training.  Tuskegee had the facilities, and engineering and technical instructors, as well as a climate for year round flying.  The first Civilian Pilot Training Program students completed their instruction in May 1940.  The Tuskegee program then expanded, becoming the center for African-American aviation during World War II. The Tuskegee Airmen overcame segregation and prejudice to become one of the most highly respected fighter groups of World War II.  They proved conclusively that African Americans could fly and maintain sophisticated combat aircraft.  The Tuskegee Airmen’s achievements, together with the men and women who supported them, paved the way for full integration of the U.S. military.  The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. The Susquehanna Chapter, formed in 1968 and chartered in 1969, is one of the oldest chapters in the Maryland MOAA Council, and serves Harford and Cecil Counties.





KidFest & Camp Open House at Harford Day School, Jan. 25

Harford Day School is hosting a KidFest & Camp Open House from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 25 at the school, 715 Moores Mill Road in Bel Air. The free event includes Extreme Balloons & Magic Show, face painting, carnival games, camp activities, vendors and campus tours. For more information, call 410-838-4848 or visit Harford Day School was founded in 1957 and is a fully accredited pre-kindergarten through eighth grade independent day school. It is located on a 12-acre campus on Moores Mill Road. Harford Day School welcomes all families.


5th Annual Shrimp & Bull Roast to benefit Eden Mill Nature Center, Jan. 26

The 5th Annual Shrimp & Bull Roast to benefit Eden Mill Nature Center is coming up from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Federal Hill Road in Jarrettsville. Looking for something to do the weekend before the Super Bowl? Menu includes pit beef & ham, steamed and fried shrimp, shrimp creole, Swedish meatballs, red potatoes, green beans, salads, dessert, beer and soda. The DJ is Friendly Entertainment and the event is to include prizes, raffles, a money wheel and prize wheel and dancing. Tickets are $35 a person and must be purchased by Jan. 18. Reserve your tickets today by calling 410-836-3050 or email Visit

St. John the Evangelist Catholic School open house, Jan. 26

It’s Catholic Schools Week! St. John the Evangelist Catholic School is hosting open house events on Sunday, January 26 from 12-2 p.m. and Tuesday, January 28 from 9-11 a.m. Prospective families are invited to tour the school and meet the faculty and students. St. John the Evangelist offers preschool (half-day and all-day) and kindergarten through 8th grade. The school is located at 13311 Long Green Pike, Hydes, MD 21082. For more information call 410-592-9585, go to, or find them at A Catholic education makes a difference!



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27th Annual Chili Dinner to benefit the Harford County Fuel Fund, Feb. 1

The 27th Annual Chili Dinner to benefit the Harford County Fuel Fund is coming up noon to 7 p.m. Feb. 1 at Churchville Presbyterian Church at the intersection of Routes 22 & 136. Eat in or take out chili, cornbread and cobbler. Cost is $10 for adults and children under 12 are $4. For tickets call Kim Neely at the Harford Community Action Agency 410-612-9909, Ext. 2206.


12U Hickory Hornets Bull & Shrimp Roast, March 7

The 12U Hickory Hornets are hosting a Bull & Shrimp Roast from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, March 7 at the Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road in Edgewood. The event includes raffles, silent auction and door prizes and music by DJ Press Play. Tickets are $40 per person or $350 for a table of 10. For more information or tickets, contact Corinne at or 443-310-8414, Laura at or 443-417-4284 or Dana at or 410-688-5267.

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 . . .

 Fallston Community Pre-K Registration 2014-2015

Happy New Year from Fallston Community Pre-K!  Registration is open for the 2014-2015 year. We have programs for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.  Call the office for a tour of our updated classrooms and to view curriculum at 410-879-7729.  Spaces are limited.

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.