Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Nov. 13-16)



Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include performances of “The Odd Couple” at Harford Technical School and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at Harford Community College. The Dancing for the Arts Gala fundraiser is Saturday at the Maryland Golf and Country Club and on Sunday, Jason Hisley, owner of La Cakerie and Food Network “Cupcake Wars” winner will speak at the Bel Air Library.

Thursday, Nov. 13

Forest Hill Nursery School open house, Nov. 13

Forest Hill Nursery School will be having an open house on Thursday, Nov 13 from 9:00-10:00  (childcare available in the classroom across the hall).  We are a cooperative preschool located in Harford County since 1972.  We offer half day am or pm classes for 3 and 4 year olds and a new Discovery Program for two year-olds with a caring adult.

Friday, Nov. 14

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

Harford Technical High School presents “The Odd Couple” Nov. 14, 15 & 16

Harford Technical High School presents “The Odd Couple” Nov. 14, 15 & 16 at the William H. Amoss Performing Arts Center. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Nov. 14, 15 & 16 and again at 2 p.m. Nov. 16. Men play the lead roles during the Nov. 14 and 16 7 p.m. shows and women play the leads on Nov. 15 and the 2 p.m. Nov. 16 show. For tickets call 410-638-3805 or email

 “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at Harford Community College, Nov. 14, 15 & 16

The Harford Community College Actors Guild presents “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 & 15 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Chesapeake Theater. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors, children ages 17 and younger and students. For tickets call 443-412-2211 or visit



Saturday, Nov. 15

Bel Air Farmers Market, Nov. 15

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

Dancing for the Arts Gala fundraiser, Nov. 15

The Dancing for the Arts Gala fundraiser to support Harford County’s planned new Center for the Visual & Performing Arts is 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Maryland Golf and Country Club, 1335 East Macphail Road, Bel Air. Tickets to the event are $185 per ticket. Tickets to the dress rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 are $25 and $13 for anyone age 10 and under. For information on participating dancers or to purchase tickets, visit


Sunday, Nov. 16

 “Cupcake Wars” winner Jason Hisley to speak at Bel Air Library, Nov. 16

La Cakerie owner and winner of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” Jason Hisley will discuss what it takes to succeed in the food world today at 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Bel Air Library. The talk is for grades 6 through adult. To register, call 410-638-3151.

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SARC CEO to give talk on Phelan Safehouse, Nov. 17

Luisa Caiazzo, CEO of SARC will speak about SARC’s new Phelan Safehouse at HCC in Room 132 of Edgewood Hall at 7 PM on November 17. Accepting gift cards from local grocery stores for SARC’s clients. Sponsored by the Harford County Branch of the American Association of University Women.

Holiday Open House at bang! the salon, Nov. 18

bang! the salon is hosting a Holiday Open House form 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 featuring Mary Kay, Origami Owl, Scentsy, Thirty-One, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Jamberry Nails and Premier Jewelry. bang! is at 132 N. Tollgate Road in Bel Air.

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Holiday Shopping Done “Wright,” Nov. 20

The C Milton Wright PTSO is hosting a vendor shopping event 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at the CMW Cafeteria, 1301 North Fountain Green Road, Bel Air. “Holiday Shopping Done Wright” will feature over 20 vendors, refreshments, raffles, door prizes and holiday music.

Tom Prasada-Rao performs at Deer Creek Coffeehouse, Nov. 22

Deer Creek Coffeehouse welcomes back fan favorite, Tom Prasada-Rao, on Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 pm. Note: Caroline Aiken, who was originally scheduled to appear with TPR, had to cancel because her producer called her back home to record her next album. TPR’s music reflects diversity–blending pop melodies with R&B rhythms and finely crafted lyrics into his acoustic guitar, 3rd World instrumentation, and his voice – “like cream of angel soup”. On any given night you’ll also find him playing piano, sitar, violin or ukulele. Check out

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Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson at Tiny Toes, Nov. 29

Third Generation Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson will be at Tiny Toes on Saturday November 29th to create hand cut silhouettes. Each one is cut freehand and takes just minutes. All ages are welcome including the squirmy ones! Karl’s work has been featured in over 30 magazines including The O List in Oprah Magazine, People, and Elle Decor. He also has a large celebrity following and has created silhouettes for Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, Secretary of State John Kerry, Tom Cruise and many more. His artwork is also currently carried by Restoration Hardware Baby & Child and specialty children’s boutiques. Please call the store to reserve your appointment: (410) 420-6727


Harford Ballet Company performs “The Nutcracker,” Dec. 6 & 7

Celebrate the holiday season with Bel Air News & Views sponsor the Harford Ballet Company’s production of “The Nutcracker!” The performances feature guest professionals from the New York City Ballet and a large children’s cast of select area students. Performances are at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 and 1 p.m. Dec. 7 at Edgewood High School, 2415 Willoughby Beach Rd. Tickets start at $17 and group rates are available. Join the dancers for a magical holiday treat following each performance. The Gala Tea Party features Clara, the Nutcracker and characters from the Land of the Sweets. For tickets, visit Call 410-877-0777 for more information.  Follow the Harford Ballet Company on Facebook at


Bel Air Community Chorus holiday concert, Dec. 13

The Bel Air Community Chorus is performing a holiday concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at Bel Air High School, 100 Heigh St. Admission is free but a free will offering will be collected. For more information

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Havre de Grace’s 42nd Annual Candlelight Tour to benefit The Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House Museum, Dec. 13 

Havre de Grace’s 42nd Annual Candlelight Tour to benefit The Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House Museum is 4-8PM Dec. 13. Along with decorated homes, area restaurants will be offering Candlelight Tour promotions. Tickets are $15 and are available at he Havre de Grace Visitor’s Center, Decoy Museum, Preston’s Station, and Bulle Rock. For details:

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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