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 http://belaircarshow.com
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 http://www.steppingstonemuseum.org/Events.html. 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 orSpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com. Website: http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com/2013/02/make-plans-to-visit-tudor-hall.html
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.
Coming next . . .
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
Harford Ballet Company presents “Cinderella” at Bel Air High School June 14 and 15
Sts. Mary Magdalene & Markella Greek Orthodox Church hosts its Greek Festival at The John Carroll School June 13, 14 & 15
Ongoing . . .
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/