Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Nov. 6-9)



Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include John Carroll High School’s performances of “Disney High School Musical” on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, the “Lincoln’s Life & Legacy” event at Bel Air Armory on Saturday and The Patterson Mill Drama Company presentation of “The Importance of Being Earnest” Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday, Nov. 6

John Carroll High School presents “Disney High School Musical On Stage!” Nov. 6, 7 & 9

John Carroll High School presents “Disney High School Musical On Stage!” Nov. 6, 7 & 9. Showtimes are 7 p.m. each night with an additional showing at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at the school store or at the door. Doors open an hour before the show and seats are first-come, first-served. John Carroll High School is at 703 Churchville Road in Bel Air. For details, visit

Friday, Nov. 7

Patterson Mill Drama Company presents “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Nov. 7, 8 & 9

The Patterson Mill Drama Company presents “The Importance of Being Earnest” at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 and Nov. 8 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Patterson Mill High School, 85 Patterson Mill Rd. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

Saturday, Nov. 8

Bel Air Farmers Market, Nov. 8

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

One act opera to support renovation of Havre de Grace Opera House, Nov. 8

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8 pm, OPERAtunity Maryland in conjunction with the Harford Choral Society will present Cavalleria Rusticana, an Opera in One Act by Pietro Mascagni in support of the Havre de Grace Opera House Foundation and the renovation of the historic 1871 Opera House on Union Avenue. The performance will be presented at the Havre de Grace United Methodist at 101 South Union Avenue, just doors away from the Opera House itself. Tickets are $25 for show only and $30 for the show plus reception package to meet the performers and Foundation members. For details:

“Lincoln’s Life & Legacy” at the Bel Air Armory, Nov. 8

Klein’s ShopRite of Maryland presents “Lincoln’s Life & Legacy” in stories and music to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War Nov. 8 at the Bel Air Armory. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickest are $25. The event features Dr. Duke Thompson as Lincoln, Civil War lore, re-enactors and exhibits. For tickets and details, visit The Bel Air Armory is at 37 N. Main St. in Bel Air.

Harford Day School’s 13th Annual Arts Festival, Nov. 8

Harford Day School is hosting its 13th Annual Arts Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 at the school, 715 Moores Mill Road in Bel Air. The juried exhibit and sale includes more than 50 artisans featuring unique hand-crafted work. Among the items: watercolors, oil and acrylic paintings, glass, wood ceramics, jewelry, photography, fiber arts and mixed media.


Sunday, Nov. 9

Tudor Hall tours, Nov. 9

Visit Tudor Hall – November 9. 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 For more info on other tour dates click here:

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St. John the Evangelist Catholic School Nov. 11

St. John the Evangelist Catholic School is hosting an open house on November 11 from 9 am to 12 pm.  This is an excellent opportunity for prospective families to see a typical day at St. John’s, which provides preschool (half-day and all-day) and kindergarten through 8th grade. St. John School is technology driven and offers small class sizes, a well-rounded curriculum, foreign language beginning in kindergarten, and many extracurricular activities. Save $100 – register for 2015-16 school year by December 31, 2014!Come see how a Catholic education makes a difference! 

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.  For more information and to rsvp for the open house, please go to

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

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.
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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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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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