Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (July 24-27)

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Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the 229th Maryland Army National Guard Band’s free concert at  Jerusalem Mill Village Thursday, a classical music concert featuring the American Virtuosi Saturday at the Bel Air Armory and Tudor Hall, Harford County’s historic Booth family home, is open for tours on Sunday.

Thursday, July 24

Edgewood Farmers Market, July 24

The Edgewood Farmers Market is open 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Thursday at the intersection of Edgewood Road and Old Edgewood Road across from the MARC station.

Jerusalem Mill Village Picnic Concert Series in the Meadow features the 229th Maryland Army National Guard Band, July 24

The Jerusalem Mill Village Picnic Concert Series in the Meadow features the 229th Maryland Army National Guard Band performs a free concert on Thursday, July 24. Concerts start at 6 p.m. and will be held rain or shine.  Jerusalem Mill Village is at 2813 Jerusalem Road in Kingsville. For details, visit http://jerusalemmill.org/events/

Friday, July 25

229th Army Band to perform at Tydings Park in Havre de Grace July 25

The 229th Army Band presents its military music program to foster citizen support and inspirit soldiers at home and abroad at 7:30 p.m. July 25  in Tydings Park as part of the Havre de Grace Arts Commission’s Concerts in the Park. For more information, call 410-939-2100.

Saturday, July 26

Bel Air Farmers Market, July 26

Bel Air Farmers Market is open 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday through November in the Risteau State Office Building at the corner of Bond and Thomas streets in downtown Bel Air. For details, visit www.belairfarmersmarket.com.

Havre de Grace Farmers Market, July 26

The Havre de Grace Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday through October on Pennington Avenue in downtown Havre de Grace. For details, visit www.mainstreethdg.org.

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Classical music concert featuring the American Virtuosi, July 26

Classical music concert featuring the American Virtuosi is 7 p.m. July 26 at the Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main St. This must-see concert features the American Virtuosi and young virtuosos from around the world, performing a program of exciting solo and chamber music. Admission is free because of generous donations by the Town of Bel Air, the Harford County Cultural Arts Board, and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Sunday, July 27

Visit Tudor Hall on July 27

Visit Tudor Hall on July 27. See Harford County’s historic Booth family home and childhood home of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. Regular tours at 1pm and 2pm. Located at Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, MD 21015. $5.00 for those age 13 and older. For more info call 443-619-0008 or SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com
Website: http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com/2013/02/make-plans-to-visit-tudor-hall.html

Town of Bel Air’s summer concert series features the Barbara Martin Trio at Shamrock Park, July 27

The Town of Bel Air’s summer concert series continues 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 27 featuring the Barbara Martin Trio at Shamrock Park.  Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket.  Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors.  Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. For a list of upcoming concerts, visit http://www.belairmd.org/DocumentCenter/View/490.

Ladew summer concert series features Tall in the Saddle, July 27

The “Groovin’ in the Grass” summer concerts at Ladew Topiary Gardens continues its season with the classic rock band Tall in the Saddle on July 27. The Annapolis-based band plays Motown to today’s hits, to rock, pop and classics. Tickets are Members $7, Adults $15, Seniors (62+) and Students $13, Children (ages 2 -12) $5. The concerts are in the Great Bowl from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike in Monkton. For more information, call (410) 557-9466 or visit http://www.ladewgardens.com/EVENTCALENDAR/SummerConcertSeries.aspx

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Center for the Arts fundraiser at Jarrettsville Creamery, July 31

Center for the Arts celebrity dancer VJ Tracy Hart is raising money at the center’s annual Dancing for the Arts Gala by hosting a fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 31 at Jarrettsville Creamery, 1747 West Jarrettsville Road.

Peach Festival 2014

St. Mary’s Peach Festival, Aug. 2

The St. Mary’s Peach Festival is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 at 1 St. Mary’s Church Road in Abingdon. The festival features Susquehanna peaches and Brooms Bloom Ice Cream along with country fair games, baked goods, a tot lot, pit beef, ham, hot dogs, raffle prizes and vendors.

Jerusalem Mill Village Picnic Concert Series in the Meadow featuring The Great Train Robbery, Aug. 3

The Jerusalem Mill Village Picnic Concert Series in the Meadow features The Great Train Robbery on Aug. 3. Concerts start at 6 p.m. and will be held rain or shine. Ticket prices are $5 for members of Friends of Jerusalem Mill, seniors, and children ages 13-16, and $7 for non-members. Children ages 12 and under are free. Jerusalem Mill Village is at 2813 Jerusalem Road in Kingsville. For details, visit http://jerusalemmill.org/events/

Town of Bel Air’s summer concert series features Bottle of Blues at Shamrock Park, Aug. 3

The Town of Bel Air’s summer concert series continues 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 3 featuring Bottle of Blues at Shamrock Park.  Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket.  Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors.  Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. For a list of upcoming concerts, visit http://www.belairmd.org/DocumentCenter/View/490.

Ladew summer concert series features Cruise, Aug. 3

The “Groovin’ in the Grass” summer concerts at Ladew Topiary Gardens continues its season with the rock band Cruise on Aug. 3. Cruise is a five-piece “classy” rock band with an emphasis on strong vocal harmonies. Tickets are Members $7, Adults $15, Seniors (62+) and Students $13, Children (ages 2 -12) $5. The concerts are in the Great Bowl from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike in Monkton. For more information, call (410) 557-9466 or visit http://www.ladewgardens.com/EVENTCALENDAR/SummerConcertSeries.aspx.

Get2Act to perform Godspell at Trinity Church Aug. 8 & 9

Local theater company Get2Act to perform Godspell  on August 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Church in Joppa, Md. All tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.get2act.com or by calling 410.914.8079.

Fried Chicken Dinner at Ayres Chapel United Methodist Church, Aug. 9

Fried Chicken Dinner will be held at Ayres Chapel United Methodist Church 3046 Ayres Chapel Road White Hall, Harford County MD on Saturday August 9 from 4 – 7 pm. Adults $12  Children 5-10  $6   The church is located approx. 7 miles north of Keene Dodge in Jarrettsville on MD Rt. 23 (Norrisville Road) and Ayres Chapel Road.  Menu includes Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and gravy, Cole Slaw, Corn on the Cob, dessert and drink. For details, call 410-692-9222.

Town of Bel Air’s summer concert series features Big Bertha’s Rhythm Kings at Shamrock Park, Aug. 10

The Town of Bel Air’s summer concert series continues 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 10 featuring Big Bertha’s Rhythm Kings at Shamrock Park.  Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket.  Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors.  Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. For a list of upcoming concerts, visit http://www.belairmd.org/DocumentCenter/View/490.

Outdoor movies at Shamrock Park features ”The LEGO Movie,” Aug. 15

The Downtown Bel Air Alliance’s Outdoor Movies at Shamrock Park features “The LEGO Movie” Aug. 15. Grab the kids and pack your blankets for great family friendly entertainment with free movies under the stars at Shamrock Park. Pre-Show entertainment provided by Steve Gambrill-Magician and the event is sponsored by The Town of Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. Festivities begin at 6:30pm and movies begin at sunset!

Humane Society of Harford County’s 2nd annual Basket Bingo, Aug. 15

The Humane Society of Harford County is hosting its 2nd annual Basket Bingo Aug. 15 at Level Volunteer Fire Company, 3633 Level Village Road in Havre de Grace. Enjoy 20 regular games of bingo, 2 special games, door prizes, raffles and a 50/50 special game. Doors open at 6pm and bingo starts at 7. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Get yours by contacting Kim at 410-836-1090, x111.

Claddagh Manor Horse Show & Harford Family House Family Fun Day, Aug. 16

On Saturday, August 16, Harford Family House will be joining with Claddagh Manor horse farm in hosting a Horse Show and family fun day at the Equestrian Center 702 Tollgate Road, Bel Air, MD 21014. The horse show will begin at 8 am and take place throughout the day. The Family fun day will run from 10 am – 4pm and will include pony rides, a petting zoo, face-painting, stick horse races, crafts, vendors, food and much more! There is no cost to attend , but there will be a fee for some activities. For entry forms to the horse show, visit Baltimore County Horse Show Association’s website at www.bchsa.org. For information about the family fun events, visit www.harfordfamilyhouse.org.

Town of Bel Air’s summer concert series features Cormorant’s Fancy at Shamrock Park, Aug. 17

The Town of Bel Air’s summer concert series continues 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 17 featuring Cormorant’s Fancy at Shamrock Park.  Bring a picnic dinner and chair or blanket.  Bel Air High School is available if rain or extreme heat causes us to move indoors.  Sponsored by the Town of Bel Air and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. For a list of upcoming concerts, visit http://www.belairmd.org/DocumentCenter/View/490.

Downtown Bel Air Alliance’s Main Street Market, Aug. 17

The Downtown Bel Air Alliance hosts Main Street Market every third Sunday from May to October from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Office Street and Main Street. The market features painted furniture, antiques, handmade items, vintage clothing, art gardening and floral items and more.

Outdoor movies at Shamrock Park features ”Brave,” Aug. 22

The Downtown Bel Air Alliance’s Outdoor Movies at Shamrock Park features “Brave” Aug. 22. Grab the kids and pack your blankets for great family friendly entertainment with free movies under the stars at Shamrock Park. Pre-Show entertainment provided by Steve Gambrill-Magician and the event is sponsored by The Town of Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. Festivities begin at 6:30pm and movies begin at sunset!

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Poker Ride to Kick Alzheimer’s A?? fundraiser, Aug. 24

Autumn Assisted Living of Bel Air is hosting a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association on Aug. 24. The Poker Ride to Kick Alzheimer’s A?? ride begins at noon, with a check-in at 11 a.m. at Big Falls Inn, 11818 Philadelphia Rd. in White Marsh. Entry fee is $20 per rider and $10 per extra rider in advance and $25 per biker and $15 per extra rider at the door. Pre-register by Aug. 17. Email colleendombroskie@verizon.net to preregister or mail the registration form to Autumn Assisted Living at Bel Air, 1415 St. Francis Road, Bel Air, MD 21014. For more information, call Colleen Dombroskie at 410-688-2526.

Jerusalem Mill Village Picnic Concert Series in the Meadow featuring Charlie Zahm and his Band, Aug. 24

The Jerusalem Mill Village Picnic Concert Series in the Meadow features Charlie Zahm and his Band on Aug. 24. Concerts start at 6 p.m. and will be held rain or shine. Ticket prices are $5 for members of Friends of Jerusalem Mill, seniors, and children ages 13-16, and $7 for non-members. Children ages 12 and under are free. Jerusalem Mill Village is at 2813 Jerusalem Road in Kingsville. For details, visit http://jerusalemmill.org/events

Rummags Sale 2014

St. Mary’s Rummage Sale, Sept. 5

The St. Mary’s Rummage Sale is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 5 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept.  6 at 1 St. Mary’s Church Road in Abingdon. The rummage sale features electronics, clothing, shoes, pots and pans, toys, kitchen items, collectibles, home decor, records, CD’s DVD’s appliances, bedding, crafting materials, pictures, lamps, gardening supplies, lawn care tools and patio furniture.

Downtown Bel Air Alliance’s Main Street Market, Sept. 21

The Downtown Bel Air Alliance hosts Main Street Market every third Sunday from May to October from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Office Street and Main Street. The market features painted furniture, antiques, handmade items, vintage clothing, art gardening and floral items and more.

Steppingstone Museum Fall Harvest & Craft Festival, Sept. 27 & 28

Steppingstone Museum in Havre de Grace is hosting a Fall Harvest & Craft Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 27 & 28. The event includes apple bobbing and pressing, cider making, apple butter, crafts, hay maze, face painting, hay rides, storytelling, make your own scarecrow craft, blue grass music, clogging, square dancing, food and farm tours, vendors and crafters. Artisans will give period demonstrations. The festival will be held rain or shine at 461 Quaker Bottom Road. Admission is $10 for adults and children under 12 are free. For more information, call 443-655-7790.

Bel Air’s Marketplace on Main, Oct. 19

Bel Air’s Marketplace on Main is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month through Oct. 19. The Marketplace will be held on Office Street in downtown Bel Air.

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. www.fallstoncommunityprek.org.

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.

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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 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 events at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, visit http://www.otterpointcreek.org/events/
For events at Eden Mill Nature Center, visit http://www.edenmill.org/Programs.html

For upcoming programs at the Harford County Public Library, visit http://hcplonline.org/