Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (May 16-18)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Out of the Park Yard Sale at Ripken Stadium, the Abingdon Friends of HCPL’s community yard sale at the Abingdon library and Dance Conservatory of Maryland’s auditions for the 2014-15 season.

Friday, May 16

An Evening of Jazz at HCC, May 16

An Evening of Jazz at 8 p.m. May 16 at Harford Community College’s Joppa Hall, recital hall #1. See HCC’s vocal jazz ensemble and instrumental jazz ensemble perform. For tickets, visit or call 443-412-2211.

Quarter auction at the American Legion in Bel Air, May 16

Quarter auction May 16 at the American Legion, 500 N. Hickory Ave. in Bel Air. Doors open at 6 p.m. Auction starts at 7 p.m. $3 each paddles, two for $5. Food and drinks available. For information, call 443-504-3203.

Saturday, May 17


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.


Fundraiser for 4H service trip to Africa at Hawk’s Hill Creamery, May 17

Elizabeth Galbreath of Street is raising money for her 4H service trip to Africa this summer with a fundraiser at her family’s farm May 17. Visit Hawks Hill Creamery at 805 Highland Rd. in Street from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and enjoy ice cream, a hay ride, game access and a petting zoo. There will also be a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, food from Hickory Chance Savory Treats and information from the Harford County Lyme Disease Support Group. A $5 donation is requested for admission.

Abingdon Friends Spring Community Yard Sale, May 17

The Abingdon Friends of HCPL will hold a community yard sale May 17 on the grounds of the Abingdon branch of the Harford County Public Library, 2510 Tollgate Road. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon. Rain date is May 24.

Marywood Community Yard Sales, May 17

Marywood Community Yard Sales on Princeton Ln & Fordhan Ct. Saturday 5/18  8am-2pm.

Box Hill South Community Yard Sale , May 17

Box Hill South Community Yard Sale Saturday starting at 8 a.m. May 17.

Multi-family yard sale on Jackson Blvd., May 17

Multi-family yard sale Sat. May 17 from 8-2 at 937 Jackson Blvd. Bel Air, Md. 21014. Misc. household items, Touch and Sew sewing machine, treadmill, jewelry etc.

Moving Yard Sale Sat. May 17th

1701 Farmshire Ct

Moving Yard Sale THIS SAT. May 17th…..7 AM TO 2 PM

HUGE Moving Sale, EVERYTHING MUST GO! Garden supplies, books, toys, board games & DS games, DVD’s, furniture, kitchen ware, dog kennel, dog house, & Misc everything……

Readings from the BOOM Playwrights Intensive, May 17


Readings from the BOOM Playwrights Intensive will be held at 6 p.m. May 17 at the Vagabond Sandwich Company, 111 Thomas St. in Bel Air. New play readings include “Evangeline” by Laura Fox, “RSVP” by by Alexander Scally and “Circle, Circle, Dot, Dot” by Ryan Nicotra. Access to all of the Brave New Works Theatre Festival events are included with the purchase of a Festival Pass ($15 flat rate). Festival passes will be made available on the BOOM website shortly at

Sunday, May 18

Dance Conservatory of Maryland auditions for 2014-2015 season, May 18

Auditions for the 2014-2015 season are this Sunday, 5/18 at 2pm at the Dance Conservatory of Maryland. Dancers age 10 and up from any studio are welcome to audition!

VIP Athletics-Viper Allstars Cheerleading and Dance tryouts, May 18

VIP Athletics-Viper Allstars Cheerleading and Dance are holding tryouts in Joppa for our 2014-2015 season this Sunday, 5/18, 12-6pm. Ages 3-18, no experience necessary,everyone makes a team! Please visit for details! Come be a part of the VIP!

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The Arena Club Wellness Fair, May 20

The Arena Club is hosting a Wellness Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20 at the club, 2304 Churchville Road. The event includes a variety of fitness classes and events from aerial yoga to Agape pain assessments and screenings. Local vendors including Chesapeake Skin Solutions and Advanced Eye Care will be on hand along with Harman’s Farm selling locally grown produce and free refreshments from McShane’s.

Spring Harvest Outreach Festival, May 24

A Spring Harvest Outreach Festival is to be held from 7:30AM – 1:00PM May May 24 at The Goddard School, 460 Granary Road, Forest Hill. The festival benefits the food pantry at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Bel Air. The festival is to include Flea Market Tables, Moon Bounce, Face Painting, Balloon Animals, Kids Prize Wheel, 50/50 Raffle!  LIVE music provided by the Third Saturday Band. Free admission.  Free hot dogs, juice, water, snacks, homemade baked goods.  Please bring donations of diapers (all sizes), dry or canned goods (pop-tops preferred).  To reserve a flea market table ($10), please call 410-529-0857. In the event of rain, the festival is to be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 303 N Main St.

Visit Tudor Hall, May 25

Harford County’s historic Booth family home Tudor Hall will be open for tours May 25. Visit the childhood home of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. Located at 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, MD 21015. We have a regular tour at 1pm and a special presentation at 2pm called “A House Divided: The Booths as a Reflection of Civil War Marylanders” by Jim Chrismer, a Harford County Historian who focuses primarily on African American and Civil War history of Harford County.  $5.00 for those age 13 and older. For more info call 443-619-0008 or Website:


The Three Piano Players in concert at Bel Air Armory, May 31

The Three Piano Players — Duke Thompson, Andrew Lewis, and Chris Sengstacke — are performing a free concert at 7 p.m. May 31 at the Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main St. The concert is sponsored by the Town of Bel Air, the Harford County Cultural Arts Board and the Maryland State Arts Council.

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,

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Harford Ballet Company presents “Cinderella” at Bel Air High School June 14 and 15

Bel Air News & Views sponsor the Harford Ballet Company presents “Cinderella” June 14 and 15 at the Bel Air High School auditorium, 100 Heighe St. Get your tickets now for the performances at 6 p.m. June 15 and 1 p.m. June 15 featuring students of the Dance Conservatory of Maryland. Tickets are $17 to $23 and are available at

Sts. Mary Magdalene & Markella Greek Orthodox Church hosts its Greek Festival at The John Carroll School June 13, 14 & 15

Sts. Mary Magdalene & Markella Greek Orthodox Church hosts its Greek Festival June 13, 14 & 15 at The John Carroll School, 703 E. Churchville Rd. in Bel Air. The festival features Greek food and desserts, beer, wine and liquor, Greek music, amusements for kids and vendors. Admission is free. Free on-site parking. Hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 13, noon to 10 p.m. June 14 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 15. The festival will go on rain or shine. For details, call 410-836-9754 or 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.

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