Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (May 22-26)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Bel Air New Car Show at the Festival at Bel Air shopping center Thursday through Monday, a Civil War Encampment at Steppingstone Museum in Havre de Grace on Saturday and Sunday and tours of the historic Booth family home Tudor Hall in Bel Air on Sunday,


Thursday, May 22

Bel Air New Car Show, May 22-26

Bel Air News & Views sponsor the Bel Air New Car Show comes to the Festival at Bel Air shopping center for its annual Memorial Day weekend event. The event starts Thursday, May 22 and continues through Monday, May 26 at the corner of Route 24 and Bel Air South Parkway. The show includes great deals on all makes and models including Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Subaru and Jeep. Look for the giant inflatable “King Kong” on Route 24. He has appeared at every car show at Festival since 1993. Show hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 22; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, May 26. For details, visit

Girls Run the Nation Wellness Night at Red Pump Elementary School, May 22

Girls Run the Nation Wellness Night is 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Red Pump Elementary School, 600 Red Pump Road. Event to feature wellness stations including Zumba, photo booth, yogurt bar, Pilates and Get Fit Boot camp. For more information, call 410-638-4252.

Friday, May 23

Teen movie night at Jarrettsville library, May 23

Teen movie night is  5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for teens in grades 6 to 12 at the Jarrettsville library, 3722 Norrisville Rd., Jarrettsville. Bring friends. Snacks provided. Call to register: 410-692-7887.

Longaberger, Vera Bradley and thirty-one bingo, May 23

Longaberger, Vera Bradley and thirty-one bingo at the American Legion, 44 N. Parke St. in Aberdeen on May 23. Doors open at 6 p.m., early bird at 6:50 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable food item for a bonus prize ticket. Food and drinks are available. For tickets, call 410-273-7332.

Saturday, May 24

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.

Memorial Day Festival, May 24

Memorial Day Festival 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 21 Craigtown Road in Port Deposit. Baked ham dinner for $8, burgers, chips, drink for $4, hot dogs for $3. Carryout available. Bake sale. For information, call 410-808-7914.

Civil War encampment at Steppingstone Museum, May 24 & 25

A Civil War encampment comes to Steppingstone Museum in Havre de Grace May 24 and 25. Reenactors will display camp life in the civil war era and re-enact battle skirmishes. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults. Children under 12 and museum members are free. A Civil War barn dance is to be held 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. featuring music by Kaydence and dance instruction by Callers Tom and Lesley Mack of Luray, Va. Dance tickets are $25. A Civil War Ladies Tea is shelled at 11 a.m. May 25. For details, visit Steppingstone Museum is at 461 Quaker Bottom Rd, Havre de Grace.

Sunday, May 25

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 Website:

Monday, May 26

Town of Bel Air and American Legion Harford Post 39 Memorial Day ceremony, May 26

The Town of Bel Air and American Legion Harford Post 39 are hosting a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. May 26 at the Bel Air veterans memorial at the corner of Lee Way and Hickory Avenue. For details, call 410-303-8138.

Havre de Grace Memorial Day ceremony, May 26

Havre de Grace’s Memorial Day ceremony begins at 9 a.m. May 26 at Angel Hill Cemetery where small flags will be placed on veterans’ graves. The event continues with another ceremony at 11 a.m. at Tydings Memorial Park. For details, call 410-939-0234.

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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, visit

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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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