Things to do around Bel Air include Havre de Grace’s annual New Year’s Eve Duck Drop and Fireworks celebration on Wednesday along with New Year’s dinner dances in Jarrettsville and Belcamp, elaborate holiday light displays at St. Matthews Lutheran Church and at 1722 Edwin Dr. in Bel Air.
Wednesday, Dec. 31
St. Matthew Lutheran Church Christmas Festival of Lights continues through Dec. 31
Bel Air holiday light aficionado Jim Kurtz has taken his formerly residential display to the grounds of St. Matthew Lutheran Church again this year and helped Pastor Blaise Sedney design a showpiece of 43,000 lights synchronized to holiday music. Weather permitting, the display will begin on Friday, November 28, and run through Wednesday, December 31, 2014. Operating hours run are every night starting at 6:00 pm and ending at 10:00 pm (Sunday through Thursday) and 11:00pm (Friday and Saturday), except for a few nights when the display times will be adjusted to accommodate other church functions. To check the current schedule, call 410- 838-3178 or visit www.smlc.org. Visitors are invited to bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation to support the church’s food pantry, an ongoing ministry for our community that offers assistance to those in need.
New Year’s Eve Duck Drop and Fireworks in Havre de Grace, Dec. 31
Havre de Grace’s annual New Year’s Eve Duck Drop and Fireworks celebration starts at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 at 451 Lewis Lane on the grounds of the Activity Center and HdG Middle School. The fireworks are to start at midnight. The event is organized by the Susquehanna Hose Company. For details, call 443-807-1022 or emai; email@example.com.
Champagne Wishes & Chocolate Dreams event at the Water’s Edge Events Center in Belcamp, Dec. 31
The Champagne Wishest & Chocolate Dreams event is coming up Dec. 31 at the Water’s Edge Events Center in Belcamp. The event to be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 nfeatures heavy appetizers featuring prime rib, a raw bar and an open bar along with live music by Panama and formal photography by Leo Heppner. Ticket are $125 per person. For details, call 410-297-9467 or visit https://watersedgeevents.com/events/champagne-wishes-and-chocolate-dreams/
Sterling Caterers Surf & Turf New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance, Dec. 31
Sterling Caterers in Jarrettsville is hosting a Surf & Turf New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at 3825 Federal Hill Road. Tickets are $50 per person and $90 per couple. The event features prime rib, crab cakes a champagne toast at midnight, a full open bar and music by DJ Jenny Z. For tickets call 410-557-6921.
Noon Year’s Eve at Bel Air Athletic Club, Dec. 31
The Bel Air Athletic Club is hosting a family friendly Noon Year’s Eve event 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at the club, 658 Boulton St. Cost is $8 per person, ages 2 and under free. To register, call 410-838-2670.
Thursday, Jan. 1
See Brad Paulsen’s light show through Jan. 1
See Brad Paulsen’s light show starting 5:30 p.m. nightly through Jan. 1 at 1722 Edwin Dr. Bel Air. The light show was created with Light O Rama. Tune to 92.7 in your car. For details, visithttps://www.facebook.com/Paulsenslightshow or http://bradpaulsenlightshow.wix.com/bradpaulsenlightshow.
Saturday, Jan. 3
Flapjack fundraiser at Aberdeen Applebee’s, Jan. 3
A flapjack fundraiser to support Boy Scout Troop 143 is scheduled 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s in Aberdeen.
Sunday, Jan. 4
Good Shepherd Catholic School all-you-can-eat breakfast, Jan. 4
Good Shepherd Catholic School is offering an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 4. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 6 to 12. Age 5 and under are free. Good Shepherd Catholic School is at 800 Aiken Avenue in Perryville.
Coming next . . .
Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series, Jan. 6
The Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series features Cindy Truax of High View Memorial Gardens discussing “Funerals: The Advantage of Pre-Planning” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 6 at 1415 St. Francis Rd., Bel Air. To RSVP, call 410-420-6700.
NMTC Speakers Series to feature defense expert on corporate cyber security, Jan. 8
The NMTC Speakers Series will feature corporate cyber security at its Jan. 8 event from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the University Center, 1201 Technology Dr. in Aberdeen. To register for the free event, visit www.nmtc.org/events. Here are the details: “With recent cyber attacks on Sony, national banks, Home Depot,, every federal agency and the looming threat directed at our energy grid, you’ll want to know what experts know. Hear from national defense expert Starnes Walker, former leader in the U.S. Departments of Defense, Energy and Homeland Security, with more than 20 years as an industry expert, now heading up U of DE’s impressive, Cyber Security Center – part of MITRE’s $5Billion contract to run these Federally Funded Research Centers.”
All-you-can-eat breakfast to benefit Appalachian Service Project Team, Jan. 17
Ayres Chapel UMC at Norrisville and Ayres Chapel Roads in White Hall, Maryland will be hosting a benefit all you can eat breakfast for the
Appalachian Service Project Team for their trip this summer. Sat. Jan 17th (snow date Jan 24th) 7 -10 am. Cost: Adult $8. Children 5 – 10 $4. They will be serving pancakes, french toast, sliced ham, sausage, saugage gravy, chipped beef gravy, fried potatoes, biscuits, scrambled eggs, sweet breads, coffee, and juice. For more information call: 717-382-4319
Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series, March 3
The Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series features Charna Kinneberg of Senior Transitions discussing hoarding from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 3 at 1415 St. Francis Rd., Bel Air. To RSVP, call 410-420-6700.
Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series, May 5
The Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series features Russ Ford of Atlantic Home Equity discussing “Is a Reverse Mortgage for You?” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 5 at at 1415 St. Francis Rd., Bel Air. To RSVP, call 410-420-6700.
Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series, July 7
The Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series features Amy Kehrer, L.P.N., a Doterra Consultant, discussing “Essential Oil Therapy for Health” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 7 at 1415 St. Francis Rd., Bel Air. To RSVP, call 410-420-6700.
Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series, Sept. 8
The Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series features Courtney Brust, Esquire of Shaffer, McLauclin & Stover Attorneys at Law discussing “Are Your Papers in Order?” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 8 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series, Nov. 10
The Autumn Assisted Living 2015 Speaker Series features John Wardell of Chesapeake Benefits Group discussing “Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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For events at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, visit http://www.otterpointcreek.org/events/http://www.edenmill.org/Programs.html
For upcoming programs at the Harford County Public Library, visit http://hcplonline.org/