Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Jan. 21-24)


hutchins park skate

We all might be shoveling this weekend, but if the forecasted storm happens to miss us, here’s what on the schedule: skating at Hutchins Park in Havre de Grace, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! at Harford Community College on Saturday and author Charles Belfoure to speak at the Bel Air library on SundayCancelled as of Jan. 21.

Thursday, Jan. 21

City of Havre de Grace’s Hutchins Park Skate Rink open again Jan. 21-24

The City of Havre de Grace’s Hutchins Park Skate Rink is open. Hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m Jan. 21-24, Jan. 28-31, Feb. 4-7, Feb 11-14, Feb. 18-21 and Feb. 25-28. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 13. Skate rental is $5. For details and full schedule through February, visit

Friday, Jan. 22

Car cruise-in at Lowe’s in Abingdon, Jan. 22

Car cruise-in 5 p.m. Jan. 22 at Lowe’s, 414 Constant Friendship Blvd., Abingdon. The event is free. For details, call 410-627-0027.

Hays-Heighe House open house, Jan. 22

The Hays-Heighe House will host a free open house at 10 a.m. Jan. 22 at Harford Community College, 410 Thomas Road in Bel Air. For details call 443-412-2539.


Saturday, Jan. 23

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! at Harford Community College, Jan. 23

The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from the Fred Rogers Company and PBS KIDS. This interactive musical adventure takes audiences on a journey to explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood with singing, dancing, and lots of laughter! The show is part of the BGE Family Series. Show times are 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at Harford Community College’s Amoss Center. For tickets, visit or 443-412-2211.

St. Paul’s Lutheran School of Kingsville open house, Jan. 23

St. Paul’s Lutheran School of Kingsville is hosting an open house 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 23 at the school, 12022 Jerusalem Road in Kingsville.Come on out for a tour of the school, meet the teachers, principal, students and then have an awesome Pancake Breakfast! For details, visit

LaGarderie School for the Young open house, Jan. 23

LaGarderie School for the Young is hosting an open house 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 23 at the school, 2219 E. Churchville Road in Bel Air. Tour the classrooms and enjoy arts and crafts, face painting and a moon bounce. Children, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins are invited.

Athletic Hall of Fame and Alumni Day at Harford Community College, Jan. 23

The Hall of Fame Class of 2016 will be recognized during a special ceremony Jan. 23 at APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College.  A reception and women’s basketball game is to be held at 11 a.m. followed by an on-court induction ceremony at 12:45 p.m. The men’s basketball game begins at 1:30 p.m. The Zooperstars will be featured at half-time during both games. Tickets: In addition, all alumni will be offered a special Buy One-Get One deal on tickets to the basketball doubleheader (excluding the Hall of Fame reception). Call 443-412-2102 for more details.

Sunday, Jan. 24

Cancelled as of Jan. 21: Author Charles Belfoure to discuss his novel “House of Thieves” at the Bel Air Library, Jan. 24

Charles Belfoure, The New York Times bestselling author, architect and historian, will discuss his second novel, “House of Thieves,” on Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Avenue in Bel Air. For details, visit

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Actors Guild in With a Bang performs in the Black Box Theater Jan. 29, 30, 31 & Feb. 5,6, 7

HCC Actors Guild in With a Bang performs in the Black Box Theater at Harford Community College’s Joppa Hall at 8 p.m. Jan. 29, 30 and Feb. 5 and 6 and again at 3 p.m. on Jan. 31 and Feb. 7. The end is coming – the book says so. The author is now dead and his daughter is being tapped by an array of unwilling angels to take up the task and finish the book to save the world. As the end draws nigh in a torrent of blood and magic, the world comes closer to conclusion. But how will the book end? or 443-412-2211.

Stealing Freedom lecture at the Hosanna School Museum, Jan. 30

Join us for this free lecture, book signing, and discussion
with author Milt Diggins 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Hosanna School Museum, 2424 Castleton Road in Darlington. After extensive research, his new 2015 publication reveals the stories of notorious 19th century slave catchers, kidnappers, their accomplices from Cecil and Harford Counties, and the state that valued their services. Diggins is an independent scholar who has contributed articles to the Maryland Historical Magazine and the Cecil Historical Journal. For details, visit

Baltimore Sun editorial cartoonist Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher to discuss his work at the Bel Air library Jan. 31

Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, the editorial cartoonist for The Baltimore Sun and The Economist magazine, will discuss the use of cartoons to influence the public, government and politics at 2 p.m. Jan. 31, at the Bel Air Library, 100 E. Pennsylvania Ave. For details, visit:

The Winter Doldrums-A Sunday Afternoon of Music and Fine Art at Harford Community College, Jan. 31

Enjoy the HCC Music faculty’s annual concert The Winter Doldrums-A Sunday Afternoon of Music and Fine Art at 3 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Chesapeake Center, then stroll over to the Student Center and admire the Art + Design faculty’s annual exhibit of paintings, sculpture, photographs, digital art, and ceramics in the Chesapeake Gallery. Join the HCC Artists in Residence “After Hours” at a reception featuring hot jazz, cool drinks, and tasty treats.LIVEatHarfordCC.comor 443-412-2211.

Maryland Conservatory to perform “Schroeder’s Beethoven” on Feb. 11 as part of Harford County Public Library’s “Peanuts…Naturally” exhibition”

The Harford County Public Library’s “Peanuts…Naturally” exhibition is to feature “Schroeder’s Beethoven,” a musical tribute to be performed by pianist Duke Thompson and students of the Maryland Conservatory of Music 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church Chapel, 1200 East Churchville Road in Bel Air. Admission is free. For details, visit

Civil War to Civil Rights: A Concert, Feb. 13

“Civil War to Civil Rights: A Concert” is to be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Hosanna School Museum, 2424 Castleton Road in Darlington. Hear creative music compositions that span two centuries from early composers Scott Joplin, Samuel Coleridge Taylor and William Still to contemporary musicians, James Weldon Johnson, Odetta, Nina Simone, the Staple Singers and more. Cost is $10; Students $5; 12 and under, FREE. Tickets can be purchased through our website at

Veterans Book Group at the Bel Air Library begins Feb. 17

The Veterans Book Group begins on Wednesday, February 17th and will meet at the Bel Air Library for a total of five sessions. Each session will run from 6 – 8pm and dinner is included. Books will be handed out at the meeting prior to the scheduled discussion.  Should one miss a discussion, the selected readings will also be available at the circulation desk of the Library three weeks before the book’s discussion.  Participants should plan to attend all sessions. For details, visit

Winter Wine Expo at Harford Community College, Feb. 21

Harford Community College’s Winter Wine Expo is 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the APG Federal Credit Union at Harford Community College. The event features wines from around the world, craft brews and food from local restaurants. Tickets are $50 at the door and $40 in advance. Designated driver tickets are $20. Must be 21 years old to attend. For tickets, visit or 443-412-2211, or call Wine World Beer & Spirits at 410-569-8646.