Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Oct. 16-19)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Town of Bel Air Film Festival Thursday through Saturday at the Bel Air Armory, Harford Dance Theatre performances of  “Harriet’s Happiest Halloween” Thursday through Sunday and the final Bel Air’s Marketplace on Main will be held on Office Street this Sunday.

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Thursday, Oct. 16

Town of Bel Air Film Festival, Oct. 16-18

The Town of Bel Air Film Festival is Oct. 16 to 18 at the Bel Air Reckord Armory, 37 N. Main St. Tickets are $5 per film and children under 10 are free. The event, which celebrates the art of filmmaking features four films shown over four days along with special guests and popcorn. The movies are “Fed Up,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, “Glena,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17, “Wicker Kittens,” 4 p.m. Oct. 18 and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” 7 p.m. Oct. 18. Doors open a half hour before showtime. For more information, visit



Harford Dance Theatre presents “Harriet’s Happiest Halloween,” Oct. 16-19

Harford Dance Theatre presents “Harriet’s Happiest Halloween” Oct. 16 through 19 at Harford Community College’s Chesapeake Theatre. The show is recommended for children ages 5 through 12 and tickets are $10 to $15. Showtimes are 6 p.m. Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 17, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19. For tickets visit

Edgewood Farmers Market, Oct. 16

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.


Friday, Oct. 17

“An Evening of Jazz” at HCC, Oct. 17

Harford Community College presents “An Evening of Jazz” featuring vocalist and composer Lauren Kinhan on Friday, October 17, at 8 PM in Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1 located on campus. or 443-412-2211.

Harford Community College athletics, Oct. 17 & 21

HCC Women’s Volleyball plays Howard at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at APGFCU Arena. HCC Women’s Soccer plays Mercyhurst Northeast at 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at Harford Stadium. For details, visit

Saturday, Oct. 18


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.

Port Deposit Paranormal Society Ghost Hunt, Oct. 18

The Port Deposit Paranormal Society is hosting a ghost hunt and “bit of history” event 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 18 at Historic Elk Landing, 590 Landing Lane in Elkton. Cost is $5 for all ages. This year’s program will take about an hour to complete and will feature 4 different locations on the property. Three stations will be outside and one will be in the Stone House (Hollingsworth House will not be open due to construction). At each station you will hear some history about Elk Landing, the events that took place on this site, and participate in a hands on ghost investigation. Refreshments will be available to purchase. For details,

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1st Mariner Bank Family Fun Day, Oct. 18

1st Mariner Bank in Bel Air is hosting a Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at 1403 Conowingo Road. The event is to feature pumpkin painting, a coloring contest, moon bounce, temporary tattoos and music by Jenny Z Mobile DJ. Bring loose change and get your coins counted for free. The 1st Mariner Bank Hickory branch is at 1403 Conowingo Road in Bel Air. For more information, visit or call 443-640-0165.


Hawks Hill Creamery’s Pumpkin Fest, Oct. 17, 18 & 19

Hawks Hill Creamery’s Pumpkin Fest 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. 17.

Bel Air Farmers Market, Oct. 18

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, Oct. 18

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



Sunday, Oct. 19


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.


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Harford County AAUW branch meeting to feature Fallston STEM Girls’ Club, Oct. 20

The Harford County Branch of the American Association of University Women invite the public to their Monday, October 20th meeting which will be held in Room 132 of Edgewood Hall on the HCC campus. The 6:30 meeting will feature 4 young women who are members of the Fallston STEM Girls’ Club. They will demonstrate various scientific problems and how they solved them.Those participating are Valerie Burke, Jade Schlegel, Sophia Faulkner and Brooke West. AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For more information contact or go to


NAACP image award winner and author Sheri Booker to speak at Edgewood Library, Oct. 20

NAACP image award winner Sheri Booker is scheduled to appear at the Edgewood Library on Monday, October 20 at 6:30pm. She wrote the coming of age memoir Nine Years Under: Coming of Age in an Inner-City Funeral Home about her experiences working in the Wylie Funeral Home in West Baltimore and how funeral homes fit into the fabric of urban communities. For writers, she is a great example of how you can use your own life stories to explore larger topics. For others, she represents a glimpse into a young urban woman’s coming of age in an environment many would see as “unseemly.”

C Milton Wright Class of 1984 30 Year Reunion, Oct. 25

C Milton Wright Class of 1984 30 Year Reunion is 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Bel Air Moose Lodge, 310 E. Jarrettsville Road in Forest Hill. The event features food, drinks and music with a menu to include pit beef, ham and barbecue chicken, potato salad, and more. For tickets, visit Login to your PayPal account and send the money directly to for tickets to the reunion or send a check payable to Evonne (Benck) Woolford, 122 Clark Rd Delta PA 17314. Questions? Contact Denise Keys Sawyers at 443-686-0335.

Ayres Chapel UMC Fried Oyster and Ham Dinner, Oct. 25

Ayres Chapel UMC at Norrisville & Ayres Chapel Roads in White Hall, Maryland will be hosting their Fried Oyster and Ham Dinner from 3 – 7 pm on Sat. Oct. 25th. For more information please call 717-382-4319 or 410-692-9222. Adults $25 Children 5-10 $10.

Mountain Christian Church’s Truck or Treat, Oct. 25 & 31

Mountain Christian Church’s Truck or Treat event is to be held at three locations this year. On Oct. 25, Children ages 5th grade and younger, with an adult, can dress in costume and get treats from cars parked at the church’s Mountain Road campus, 1824 Mountain Road in Joppa, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. They can do the same thing at the John Carroll School, 703 Churchville Road, that day from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. On Oct. 31, another Trunk or Treat will be held at The EPICENTER, 1918 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood. For details, visit

Tales and Treats with Heritage Museums of Havre de Grace, Oct. 26

October 26th (Sunday)- Tales and Treats with Heritage Museums of Havre de Grace- 6pm to 9pm, Admission $1.00
Head into the Halloween night for special Tales and Treats at all of the Heritage Museums of Havre de Grace! Special programs, storytelling, and treats at the Concord Point Light House and Keeper’s House, the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, Steppingstone Farm Museum, and the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House. 410-939-2299 for information.


Zombie Prom at Bel Air High School, Oct. 23, 24 & 25

Come see the zany musical comedy Zombie Prom this Thursday, Friday and Saturday Oct 23, 24 and 25 at 7 pm at Bel Air High School!  The campy show is set in the 50’s and full of singing and dancing by a very talented cast and crew!  Based on a 50’s comic book, this off-Broadway hit features a love story between Toffee, a good girl from the right side of the tracks, and Jonny Warner. When Johnny comes back from the dead as a zombie (after an unfortunate incident at the nuclear power plant) can he win Toffee back?  Will Mrs. Strict allow him to attend the prom?  Don’t miss all the music, surprises and fun! Tickets can be purchased on-line at for $10 or at the door for $12.

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.)

Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Candy Buy Back, Nov. 1

Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is hosting its 2nd annual Candy Buy Back from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 1. To preserve children’s healthy smiles, the dentistry will pay $1 a pound for up to 5 pounds of Halloween candy and donate it to men and women serving in the military overseas. Bring the candy to Growing Smiles at 2012 Tollgate Road, Suite 212 where it will be sorted and weighed. For details, call 410-569-6700 or visit

John Carroll Vintage Market, Nov. 1

Join us on November 1st, 2014, for the John Carroll Vintage Market from 9am to 4pm. This is an open-air market, featuring vendors with furniture, jewelry, housewares, clothing, photography, soaps, pottery, materials, accessories, art work, paper goods, or body care products. The JC Vintage Market is a great place to find reclaimed, up-cycled, refinished, repurposed, antique, vintage, handmade, shabby chic, painted items. You won’t want to miss it! John Carroll High School is at 703 E. Churchville Road in Bel Air. 

Annual Patterson Mill Middle High School PTSA Bingo, Nov. 14

Friday, November 14, 2014 is the Annual Patterson Mill Middle High School PTSA Bingo. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Doors open at 5:30 pm, Bingo begins at 7:00 pm. Prizes include Vera Bradley, Thirty-One Gifts and Scentsy. Door prizes, raffles and even dinner!! We’ll have pizza, salads, Chick Fil A sandwiches, Menchie’s frozen yogurt and more! For more information or to order your tickets, please contact

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Bel Air Lions Club Holiday Fruit Sale through Nov. 8

The Bel Air Lions Club Holiday Fruit Sale features a full case of Florida navel oranges for $38 and a half case for $19 and a full case of Florida pink grapefruit for $36 and a half case for $18. Place your order by calling 410-879-2914 no later than Nov. 8. Pick up fruit between 7:30 a.m. and noon Nov. 22 at the Bel Air Elementary School gym on 30 E. Lee St.

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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