Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Bel Air Drama Company’s presentation of Sunset Boulevard Thursday, Friday and Saturday, several Easter egg hunts and a kite festival at Rockfield Manor on Saturday.
Thursday, April 10
Bel Air Drama Company presents Sunset Boulevard, April 10, 11 & 12
Come see all the glitz and glamor of 1940′s Hollywood as the Bel Air Drama Company tells the magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Performances are at Bel Air High School on April 10, 11 & 12 at 7 p.m. and a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online for $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Visit www.belairdrama.org
Friday, April 11
Lenten fish fry at Prince of Peace Church, April 11
Lenten fish fry 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 11 at Prince of Peace Church, 2600 Willoughby Beach Road, Edgewood. Cost is $6 and includes fish sandwich, french fries, cole slaw and beverage.
Saturday, April 12
Bull & Oyster Roast to benefit the Harford County 4-H Camp, April 12
Bull & Oyster Roast to benefit the Harford County 4-H Camp Saturday, April 12th, 2-6pm. 6 Cherry Hill Road, Street, MD. Tickets are $35.00 each and all proceeds benefit the camp. Extensive menu, raffles, money wheels. Live music by the Tainted Souls. To purchase tickets, mail a check to Harford County 4-H Clubs, Inc., P.O. Box 70, Forest Hill, MD 21050 and tickets will be mailed to you.
Center for the Arts Barnes & Noble Bookfair, April 12
The Center for the Arts is hosting a Barnes & Noble Bookfair from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 12 at the store 620 Marketplace Dr. Enjoy performances by local talents and face painting. The fundraiser supports the center’s mission to build an arts center in Harford County. Present the attached voucher when making a purchase. For more information, visit www.HarfordCFA.org.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Rockfield Manor, April 12
The annual Easter Egg Hunt at Rockfield Manor is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12 at 501 Churchville Road. The hunt is free for children age 6 and younger. Bring your own baskets to collect eggs.
Helicopter Egg Drop in Aberdeen April 12
A helicopter will drop hundreds of eggs over Riverside Church at 2625 Carsins Run Road at 11 a.m. April 12. The event will continue until 1 p.m.
My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Races, April 12
My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Races from 10 a.m. to noon April 12 at Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club, Pocock Road & MD 146, Monkton. The 104th running of the My Lady’s Manor Steeplechase Races. The races are run for the benefit of Ladew Topiary Gardens. Gates open at 10 AM, post time is 1:30 PM. Races held rain or shine. Live music, vendors and food available. For tickets and details, visit http://www.LadewGardens.com/EVENTCALENDAR/MyLadysManor.aspx
Romancing the Chrome Car Show, April 12
The Romancing the Chrome Car Show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 12 at Jarrett’s Field on Norrisville Road in Jarrettsville. The car show is presented in partnership with the Jarrettsville Lions Club. Auto lovers are invited to enter their obsession in categories ranging from muscle and sport to Jeep to “Journey Story” cars, which would be any auto that has a good journey story behind it. Pre-register cars online at www.hcplonline.org or starting at 8 am day of event.
Kite Festival at Rockfield Manor, April 12
Kite Festival to celebrate National Kite Month 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 12 at Rockfield Manor, 501 Churchville Rd.
Quarter auction to benefit No Kill Harford, April 12
A quarter auction to benefit No Kill Harford is scheduled April 12 at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Celebration Hall at 1515 Emmorton Road in Bel Air. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m. Vendors include Vera Bradley, Thirty-one, Longaberger, Coach, Mary Kay and Origami Owl. Bring one pet supply for No Kill Harford and get a free paddle.
Sunday, April 13
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, April 13
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Abingdon Volunteer Fire Co., 3306 Abingdon Road. Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for children ages 6 to 12.
Lunch and egg hunt at Joppatowne Christian Church, April 13
Lunch and egg hunt at 1 p.m. at Joppatowne Christian Church in Joppa. The hunt is free and includes a scavenger hunt for high school students and adults.
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church’s annual Passion Play April 13 & 18
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will be presenting its annual Passion Play, “Had it not been for a man called Jesus” at 6 p.m. on Palm Sunday April 13 and at 7 p.m. on Good Friday April 18 at the church, 1100 Philadelphia Road Joppa. The play is a dramatic presentation depicting the trial, suffering and death of Jesus Christ. In its 20thyear, the Passion Play continues to be memorable. Trinity’s Lead Pastor, Paul Austin encourages everyone to attend. “The Passion tells the story of the days leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, followed by his resurrection and ascension into heaven. This will change your life forever!” Child care will be provided (up to age 3) for both presentations. The event is free of charge and all are welcome! For more information call 410-679-4000 or visit www.trinityjoppa.org.
Spring Bazaar to benefit the Harford County 4-H Camp, April 13
A Spring Bazaar to benefit the Harford County 4-H Camp is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at Deer Creek Overlook, 6 Cherry Hill Road in Street. Event includes crafts, artisans, jewelry and collectibles and a swap and flea market.
Tudor Hall open for tours April 13
Tudor Hall, Harford County’s historic Booth family home and childhood home of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth will be open for tours April 13. Located at Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, MD 21015. Tours at 1pm and 2pm. $5.00 for those age 13 and older. For more info call 443-619-0008 or SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com Also follow us on Facebook for the latest news https://www.facebook.com/SpiritsofTudorHall
Bike Shop of Bel Air’s Ride Giant Demo at Susquehanna State Park, April 13
The Bike Shop of Bel Air is hosting a free “Ride Giant Demo” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at the Deer Creek Picnic Area in Susquehanna State Park. Participants will be able to spend the day riding a large selection of both road and mountain bikes while participating in other cycling activities. The Bike Shop of Bel Air is at 2442 E. Churchville Road. For details, visit www.bikeshopbelair.com.
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Historical Society of Harford County hosts a showing of the movie “Maryland,” April 18
The Historical Society of Harford County hosts a showing of the movie “Maryland” at 7 p.m. April 18. The moving starring Walter Brennan, John Payne and Faye Bainter features scenes filmed in Harford County. This 1930s melodrama highlights Maryland’s steeplechase tradition. A local speaker will discuss the movie and answer questions after the showing. Cost: $7. Per Person. Popcorn and soda provided w/purchase of ticket. 143 N. Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014. For more information, please call the Historical Society at 410-838-7691. Storyline: A woman tormented by the hunting death of her husband forbids her son to have anything to do with horses. But when he falls for the daughter of his father’s trainer, he defies his mother by entering the Maryland Hunt.
Black Youth in Action’s Debutante Orientation, April 19
Black Youth in Action is holding a Debutante Orientation for those interested in becoming a debutante and participating in the BYA Debutante Ball. The event is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 19 at the Aberdeen Senior Center, 7 Franklin St. in Aberdeen. Debutante candidates and their parents are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Lydia Ritchie 410-963-4375 or email@example.com.
Hawks Hill Creamery’s Easter egg hunt, April 19
Hawks Hill Creamery’s Easter egg hunt is noon to 3 p.m. April 19 at 805 Highland Road in Street. Egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. Bring your own basket. Admission is $3 per child. Age groups are 0-3, 4-7, 8-12. Enjoy Hawks Hill ice cream, grilled cheese and more! Local food by Hickory Chance Savory Treats, crafts by Kristine’s Kreations and bunnies for sale! Included in admission: Egg hunt with prizes, petting zoo, games, craft table from North Harford 4-H Club, and visit with the Easter Bunny! Visit Hawks Hill Creamery at www.hawkshillcreamery.com, 410-688-7922 and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hawks-Hill-Creamery/293320325489?ref=br_tf.
Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway’s 14th Annual River Sweep, April 26
The Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway’s 14th Annual River Sweep, a volunteer shoreline and roadside clean-up in honor of Earth Day, takes place on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Online pre-registration takes place through Wednesday, April 23, at www.hitourtrails.com or by calling 410-457-2482. For details: http://bit.ly/1otZr08
The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region’s Harford Hills Bike Adventure, April 26
The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, a non-profit that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities build better lives, will host its second annual Harford Hills Bike Adventure on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Registration is $45 at at www.Active.com or www.arcncr.org. Here are the details: http://bit.ly/1ncKU8g
“Getting in Gear” Garage Sale fundraiser, April 26
The 24 Hours of Booty “Booty Loopers” team will host the third annual “Getting in Gear” Garage Sale fundraiser to support the fight against cancer. All proceeds will be donated to fundraising for the 24 Hours of Booty Columbia event, benefitting LIVESTRONG and the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The garage sale will take place onSaturday, April 26 from 7am-4pm at StorageWORKs! (behind Walmart) at 403 Arundel Ct. Abingdon, Md 21009.
Historical Society of Harford County presents Oriental rug lecture, April 27
The Historical Society of Harford County presents an Oriental rug lecture featuring Aref Talanehzar owner of ‘Aref’s Oriental Rugs’ at 2 p.m. April 27. If you have ever wondered about the history, the construction, care, and value of these amazing rugs, this is the perfect opportunity to ask a true expert. 143 N. Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014. For more information, please call the Historical Society at 410-838-7691.
Harford County Health Department’s annual springtime rabies vaccination clinics April 27 & May 4
The Harford County Health Department is sponsoring its annual springtime rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets that are three months old and over on Sunday, April 27th and Sunday, May 4th, 2014 from 2:00-4:00pm. The fee is $5 per animal. The locations include: Abingdon Fire Company, Harford County Equestrian Center, Susquehanna Hose Company, Whiteford Volunteer Fire Dept, Aberdeen Vol Fire Dept, Jarrettsville Vol Fire Dept, Joppa-Magnolia Vol Fire Dept, and Darlington Vol Fire Dept.
5th Annual Celebration of Cultures, May 3
The 5th Annual Celebration of Cultures will be held on Saturday, May 3rd from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bel Air Reckord Armory located at 37 North Main St. This FREE family event will feature a wide variety of diverse performances and activities. Performers will include Amartia, a belly dancer, the Ryan-Kilcoyne School of Irish Dancing, Chung’s Martial Arts Studio’s students, Greek dancers and storyteller Janice the Griot among others. There will be a children’s garden with authentic tepee, games from around the world, and face and henna painting. Ethnic foods, local artisans and vendors will fill out the day for the FREE event which is handicapped accessible. The event is sponsored by the Town of Bel Air, LASOS, Inc and the Harford County Department of Community Services. For more information contact either Melynda Velez or Christine McPherson at 410-836-0333 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operation Kidsafe Free Child Safety event May 9 & 10
Operation Kidsafe Free Child Safety event comes to Fiat of Fallston on May 9 and Bel Air Honda on May 10. Parents can attend this free event and get a lifetime record of their child’s digital fingerprints and a form that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency. Parents will also get valuable safety tips. Operation Kidsafe uses the latest equipment like the FBI and Secret Service. The event is 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 9 at Fiat of Fallston and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 at Bel Air Honda. Both dealerships are at 1800 Belair Road.
Bel Air High School Band Boosters 3rd Annual Swing Dance, May 10
The Bel Air High School Band Boosters is hosting its 3rd Annual Swing Dance featuring the Bel Air High School Jazz Ensemble from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 10 at Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe St. The event features three hours of live jazz with light refreshments. Tickets are $20 and are available in advance only from any Bel Air High School musician or online at www.seatyourself.biz/belairband. Free swing dance lessons will be offered at 6 p.m.
Out of the Park Yard Sale at Ripken Stadium, May 17
The Out of the Park Yard Sale at Ripken Stadium is coming up May 17. The event is 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will feature more than 100 vendors. Deals on household items, antiques, clothing, jewelry, craft items, clothing, sports memorabilia, furniture, and much, much more! Booths also include products such as Pampered Chef, Thirty-One, and Avon to name a few. Admission is free! Vendor booths available. For more details or to book your booths today, call Liz at 410-297-9292 x320.
Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge 2014 in Easton, MD May 31 – June 1, 2014
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Fallston Community Pre-K Registration 2014-2015
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.
For upcoming programs at the Harford County Public Library, visit http://hcplonline.org/