Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Nov. 21-23)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include Black Youth in Action’s 36th Annual Debutante Ball at Martin’s East on Saturday, Aberdeen High School’s presentation of the musical “Fame” Thursday through Saturday and Tom Prasada-Rao’s performance at Deer Creek Coffeehouse on Saturday.

Thursday, Nov. 20

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.

Aberdeen High School presents “Fame,” Nov. 20, 21, 22 & Dec. 6

Aberdeen High School presents “Fame” the musical at the school, 251 Paradise Road. Showtimes are Nov. 20 at 6:30 pm, Nov.21 and 22 at 7:00 pm. Also playing Dec. 4 at 6:30pm and Dec. 5 and 6 at 7:00 pm.

Friday, Nov. 21

Good Shepherd School Christmas bazaar, Nov. 21

Good Shepherd School in Perryville is hosting a Christmas bazaar from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 21 & 22. Spaghetti suppers served from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event features kids’ games, pictures with Santa raffles and a basket wheel. For more information, call 410-642-6265.

Aberdeen Middle School Longaberger basket bingo, Nov. 21

Aberdeen Middle School is hosting a Longaberger basket bingo Nov. 21. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m.The event benefits the Aberdeen Middle School Literary Team. For tickets call 410-273-7332 or Aberdeen Middle School is at 111 Mt Royal Ave, Aberdeen.




Saturday, Nov. 22


The 2014 Black Youth in Action’s 36th Annual Debutante Ball, Nov. 22

The 2014 Black Youth in Action’s 36th Annual Debutante Ball is 6 p.m. Nov. 22 at Martin’s East, 9000 Pulaski Highway in Middle River. The dinner dance features high school juniors and seniors from Harford, Cecil and Baltimore Counties. Tickets are $60 per person. For tickets, contact, 410-963-4375 or visit

Bel Air Farmers Market, Nov. 22

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

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

Thanksgiving Open House with Open Hearth Cooking at Steppingstone Museum, Nov. 22

Thanksgiving Open House with Open Hearth Cooking- 1pm to 4pm Nov. 22. Admission $5.00 61 at Steppingstone Museum Quaker Bottom Road, Havre de Grace, MD. 443-665-7790. Join us for an Open House and Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration in the historic farm house featuring Colonial period recipes. The Country Store will be open for all your Christmas shopping needs. Featuring locally crafted goods and some made by museum artisans. Find a truly unique gift this year at Steppingstone.

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Y of Central Maryland’s annual Turkey Trot Charity 5 K, Nov. 27

The Y of Central Maryland’s annual Turkey Trot Charity 5 K will be held on the MA & PA Heritage Trail in Bel Air on Nov. 27. The Thanksgiving Day tradition that raises critically-needed funds to support kids whose families live in poverty throughout Central Maryland, starts at 8:30 a.m. at 50 W. Broadway in Bel Air. Other races will be held simultaneously in Arnold, Baltimore City, Ellicott City, Towson and Westminster. For details, visit:

8th Annual Bulle Rock Turkey Trot, Nov. 27

On Thanksgiving morning, the 8th Annual Bulle Rock Turkey Trot to benefit the Susquehanna Hose Company kicks off at 9 a.m. at The Residences at Bulle Rock. Here are the details:


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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

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John Carroll High School Christmas Bazaar, Dec. 6

The John Carroll High School Christmas Bazaar is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 6 in the school’s gym at 703 Churchville Road. The event features crafts, artists, retail and vintage vendors, gifts and jewelry. Christmas trees, wreaths and poinsettias will also be for sale. Admission is free and proceeds benefit the John Carroll High School’s Equestrian Team.

25th Annual Bel Air Christmas Parade and celebration, Dec. 7

The 25th Annual Bel Air Christmas Parade and celebration begins with an outdoor band concert from 2:30 – 3:30 pm, Dec. 7 on the steps of the Harford County Courthouse on Main Street, by the Route 66 Band. The Parade steps off at 3:30 pm, with the same route as before: from the Oyster House Restaurant down to Lee Street, then right on Lee Street to Har-Co Credit Union. All are then invited to Shamrock Park, where the Bel Air Community Band is playing music of the season in the Humbert Band Shell, and free hot chocolate and cookies will be given out to all (while they last!). A cheery bonfire will also occur, and the entire event ends with the lighting of the Bel Air Town Christmas Tree, around 4:50 pm. For details, visit



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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