Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Sept. 18-21)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the 5th Annual Rising Above It Family Fun Day to benefit SARC at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, the  Children’s Center of North Harford’s Touch-a-Truck event at Jarrettsville Nurseries in Street both on Saturday and the 49th annual Bel Air Festival of the Arts at Shamrock Park in Bel Air on Sunday.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Edgewood Farmers Market, Sept. 18

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.


Girls’ Night Out in Downtown Bel Air, Sept. 18

Shops, boutiques, and salons in downtown Bel Air will be open late Sept. 18 for the Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Girls Night Out event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For details, visit



Friday, Sept. 19


Games at Harford Community College, Sept. 19, 22 and 23

Harford Community College’s Men’s Soccer team plays Chesapeake at 4 p.m. and Women’s Soccer plays Stevenson JV at 6 p.m. both at Harford Stadium on Sept. 19. Women’s Soccer plays Burlington County at 3 p.m. and Men’s soccer plays Burlington County at 5 p.m. both at Harford Stadium on Sept. 22 and Women’s Volleyball plays CCBC Essex at the APGFCU Arena at 6 p.m. on Sept. 23.  For details and upcoming games, visit



The Smooth Groove to perform at Bel Air Fall Concert Series, Sept. 19

The Town of Bel Air and the Bel Air Business Association present a performance by The Smooth Groove at noon Sept. 19 on Office Street as part of the Fall 2014 Lunchtime Concert Series.

“Rent” the musical at HCC, Sept. 19, 20 and 21

Performances of the musical “Rent” are scheduled for 8 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20 and at 3 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Harford Community College’s Chesapeake Theater. For tickets, visit or call 443-412-2211.

“Thirty One Bags” Bingo, Sept. 19

Good Cause in Havre de Grace is hosting a “Thirty One Bags” Bingo on September 19th at the Havre de Grace American Legion at 7 PM. You can purchase tickets for $12 each by emailing


Saturday, Sept. 20

Bel Air Farmers Market, Sept. 20

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

Havre de Grace Farmers Market, Sept. 20

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


Free paper shredding event for Harford County residents, Sept. 20

A free paper shredding event for Harford County residents only is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon (or until the truck is full) Sept. 20 in the parking lot across from the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company’s Hickory Avenue entrance. Residents are limited to three standard file boxes. For more information, contact Marlana McKenna at 410-638-4109, Ext. 1806 or

5th Annual Rising Above It Family Fun Day to benefit SARC, Sept. 20

The 5th Annual Rising Above It Family Fun Day to benefit SARC is coming up 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at Ripken Stadium. This year’s theme is Wizard of Oz and children wearing Wizard of Oz inspired costumes will be admitted free. Activities include running the bases, face painting, games, moon bounces, shopping, music, cornhole, magic performances, balloon animals, great food, live broadcast by WAMD, a chance to win a hot air balloon ride for two, pony rides (extra fee), hot air balloons (weather permitting). Proceeds allow SARC to continue to provide lifesaving resources to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking. Tickets are $5 each, chlidren ages 5 and under get in for free. For tickets, visit


Touch-a-Truck at Jarrettsville Nurseries, Sept. 20

The Children’s Center of North Harford is hosting its 3rd annual Touch-a-Truck event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at Jarrettsville Nurseries in Street. (Rain date is Sept. 27).

Fitness Craze Open House, Sept. 20

The Fitness Craze is hosting an open house from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20. Come and sample classes, enjoy healthy light refreshments and meet Gina Kazimir, candidate for County Council District C. Sample class schedule is 30 minutes per class and all are FREE! Try one or all of them: 7:00 am Total Conditioning , 7:45 Insanity , 8:30 Interval Step, 9:15 Cycle Pump, 10:00  There is no charge for the event, but donations to Gina’s campaign are welcome. For more information, visit or call (410) 533-0068. The Fitness Craze is at 223 Brierhill Dr. in Bel Air.


Sunday, Sept. 21


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.

The Paws for Yoga IV fundraiser to support Luna’s House, Sept. 21

The Paws for Yoga IV fundraiser to support Luna’s House will be held 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Liriodendron Mansion, 502 West Gordon Street, Bel Air, MD 21014. Registration and Raffles from 9:00 to 9:30; Yoga from 9:30 to 11:00; Entrance Fee (donation) – $25. A yoga fundraiser to benefit our animal friends.  Join us for an extended yoga class; arhythmic yoga practice for beginner and experienced yogis.  Fantastic goody bags for the first 40participants!  Refreshing healthybeverages available.  Pre-register atPeace Yoga or online at  Pre-registration is appreciated.  All proceeds benefit the animals of Luna’sHouse.  Contact Serafina at 443-617-2372for details.


Bel Air Festival of the Arts, Sept. 21

The 49th annual Bel Air Festival of the Arts is 10 a.m. to 5 p. m. Sept. 21 at Shamrock Park. The event is to features more than 300 arts and crafts booths, entertainment food and fun for the entire family. Admission is free. Free shuttle service from the MVA on Route 24 is available. For details, visit

Crohn’s & Colitis fundraiser at Lavish Nails in Churchville, Sept. 21

A fundraiser to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is scheduled 11 a.m.  to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at Lavish Nails in Churchville. Fifteen percent of the day’s sales will be donated to the CCFA and vendors will be on hand for some early holiday shopping. Lavish Nails is at 1204 Agora Dr.

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St. Margaret Parish Fall Festival, Sept. 26-28

The St. Margaret Parish Fall Festival is Sept. 26-28 at the elementary school campus, 141 N. Hickory Ave., Bel Air. Hours are 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 26, noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 27 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28. The festival features food, games, rides and a flea market.

Dog Days Afternoon at Luna’s House, Sept. 27

Luna’s House is hosting Dog Days Afternoon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 at 2801 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood, MD. Admission is free. Free goody bags to the first 50 dogs in attendance. Vendors, raffle prizes, kid’s activities, and tours of the Luna’s House facility. Micro-chipping for only $20, Nail trims for only $11 and Pet Photos for only $5; all proceeds go to Luna’s House. Luna’s House is an all companion animal rescue and education center.

5th annual Dominator 5/10K Walk and Run, Sept. 27

The 5th annual Dominator 5/10K Walk and Run to benefit childhood cancer research is coming up Sept. 27. The event is held in honor of Dominic Manuel Osorio, a local boy who lost his battle with cancer. The race benefits the D.O. Believe Foundation started in his memory to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research. The 5K starts at 8:05 a.m. and the 10K starts at 9:05 a.m. at Blue Dot, 125 Industry Lane in Forest Hill. For the 5K, cost is $20 for early-bird registration and $25 if you pre-register. Cost on race day is $30. For the 10K, cost is $25 for early bird registration, $30 if you pre-register and $35 on race day. For more details or to register,

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.


Hawks Hill Creamery’s Pumpkin Fest, Sept. 27 & 28

Hawks Hill Creamery’s Pumpkin Fest starts this Saturday and continues every Saturday in October from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The free event features a pumpkin patch, hay rides, a kid-friendly corn maze, a make a scarecrow craft, and other games and activities. New this year is a craft barn featuring locally produced food including chide, cheese, pork, beef and eggs. For details, visit The Pumpkin Fest will also be open on Friday, Oct. 3 and Friday, Oct. 17 as well as from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 13.

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga fundraiser to support  CCFA, Sept. 28

BeachBee Yoga Studio in Havre de Grace is hosting a Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga fundraiser to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America on Sept. 28. Sessions are 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. or noon to 1:30 p.m. To participate, contact www.!/events/368777123269470/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Tudor Hall tours, Sept. 28

Tour the grounds and first floor of historic Tudor Hall, home of Maryland’s famous family of Shakespearian actors: Junius Brutus Booth Sr, Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. We have tours at 1pm and 2pm and lasts about 40 minutes. When you visit Tudor Hall, you’ll connect to the story of all the members of the Booth family who left their mark on America forever. Located at Tudor Hall, 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, MD 21015. $5.00 cash for those age 13 and older. For more info call 443-619-0008 or email us at SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.comFor more info on other tour dates click here:

Harford Land Trust to host 3rd annual Harvest Moon Dinner & Auction, Oct. 4

The Harford Land Trust will host its third annual Harvest Moon Dinner & Auction on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 6-10 p.m. This year’s event will be held at the lovely new events center, Water’s Edge Event Center, in Belcamp, MD. Tickets to the Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction are $75 per person and include dinner, wine, beer and entertainment. All proceeds collected from the event will be used to further the mission of the Harford Land Trust and aid in the perpetuity of an important ecosystem and one of Maryland’s diverse and productive landscapes for future generations to enjoy. The Harford Land Trust is currently seeking live and silent auction items and event sponsors, please send an email to if you are interested.

Painted Palette to support CCFA, Oct. 5

A fundraiser to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is scheduled 2 p.m. to  4 p. m. Oct. 5 at at Painted Palette in Mt. Washington. Fifteen percent of the proceeds will go to the CCFA. Raffles will be included. The Painted Palette is at 5708 Newbury St., Baltimore. To reserve a space, email!/events/731638216875042/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Pairings Bistro fundraiser to support CCFA, Oct. 8

A fundraiser to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is scheduled 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 8 at Pairings Bistro in Bel Air. The event includes wine and music plus 50/50 raffle and additional items to be raffled off.  Fifteen percent of everything sold during the evening goes directly to CCFA.!/events/1464399540492557/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

BFG Community Foundation gala in Towson, Oct. 12

On Oct. 12, the BFG Community Foundation is holding its 1st Annual Gala, an evening which includes food, open bar, live music by Mad Planet, dancing, and an auction at the Maryland Golf and Country Club, 1101 Stevenson Lane, Towson. A charitable organization, the mission of the BFG Community Foundation is to positively impact the local community in the areas of sheltering the homeless, feeding and clothing families, and supporting the educational needs of our community youth.  Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased in advanced


Pumpkin Festival at Christ Episcopal Church, Oct. 18

A Pumpkin Festival to benefit the FCCAU Welcome One Emergency Shelter and Harford Family House is to be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at Christ Episcopal Church, 2100 Rock Spring Road in Forest Hill. The event includes pumpkin chunking, scarecrow making, a moon bounce, pumpkin decorating, crafts, vendors, food and a petting zoo. The Society for Creative Anachronism is to present Medieval armored combats, weaving, blacksmithing and dancing. For more information, call 410-838-6606.

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.

Car Show to support Luna’s House, Nov. 1

A Car Show to support Luna’s House is coming up 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at Luna’s House Animal Care and Education Center, 2801 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood, MD 21040. Open to all makes and models!  Free to spectators.  Tax-deductible donation for entries.  All proceeds benefit the animals of Luna’sHouse.  For more information contact Dougat 410-456-2227 or Dave at 410-937-6866. (Raindate – Sunday, November 2, 2014; 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

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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