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Events calendar

Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group Meeting, Sept. 24

Harford County Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group Meetings will begin again the 4th Tuesday of every month beginning in September on the 24th at 7pm in Upper Chesapeake Hospital in the Maryland Room. For more information, individuals can contact Carin Andersen at

Constant Friendship Chick-fil-A Safety Spirit Night, Sept. 24

The Constant Friendship Chick-fil-A is hosting a Safety Spirit Night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 24. Join them for a night filled with fun activities, giving to the community and safety education. Cheer on the Maryland State Police & Abingdon Fire Company as they square off in a LEMON SQUEEZING CONTEST! Chick-fil-A at Constant Friendship will donate 15% of all sales during 5-7pm to winner’s charity of choice! The event is also to include “touch a truck” for kids, a Seat Belt Convincer, Classic Police Cars, Child Safety Seat Installation Check and a cow appearance. Support the MSP’s Hunger Drive and bring in your canned goods to our restaurant the night of the event! All canned goods will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank.

Chick-fil-A in Constant Friendship hosts Purple Friday, Sept. 27

The Chick-fil-A in Constant Friendship hosts Purple Friday on Sept. 27. Show your team spirit by wearing your favorite Team Jersey and receive a FREE Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich!

Good Cause bingo at Bel Air Armory, Sept. 27

Join Good Cause for a fun filled evening of Bingo on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Bel Air Armory, 41 N. Main Street Bel Air. Lots of GREAT prizes included along with a beautiful bag from “31 bags.” Doors open at 6PM, Bingo starts at 7PM. All proceeds paid forward to the community for upcoming events, including our Christmas with a Cause and Presents with a Purpose! We will have Food, Baked Goods and Drinks for Sale! $12 PRESALE $15 at the DOOR. To purchase tickets please email

St. Margaret Parish Fall Festival, Sept. 27-29

The St. Margaret Parish Fall Festival is Sept. 27-29 at the elementary school campus, 141 N. Hickory Ave., Bel Air. Hours are 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 27, noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29. The festival features food, games, rides and a flea market.

Healthy Harford Day at the Bel Air Farmers’ Market, Sept. 28

Healthy Harford is hosting its second annual Healthy Harford Day at the Bel Air Farmers’ Market from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The event is to feature Zumba, Tabata, a CRX class and a new cooking technique from Chef Jenn at the Open Door Café. The Farmer’s Market is at 2 S. Bond Street in downtown Bel Air. For details, visit

Fall Harvest and Craft Festival at Stepping Stone Museum, Sept. 28 & 29

Fall Harvest and Craft Festival at Stepping Stone Museum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 28 & 29 at the museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Rd., Havre de Grace. Event includes apple bobbing, apple butter making, pumpkin painting, petting zoo, hay rides, tours, food. Admission is $5 for adults. Museum members and children under 12 are free. For details, visit

Bel Air Farmers Market, Sept. 28

The Bel Air Farmers Market is in the parking lot of the Mary Risteau Courthouse off of Thomas Street and S. Bond Street. Hours are is between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday. For details, visit:

Havre de Grace Farmers Market, Sept. 28

The Havre de Grace Farmers Market, sponsored by Havre de Grace Main Street, is 9am-12noon on Saturdays. We are working with so many awesome vendors to bring all their freshness right here to Pennington Avenue Saturdays now through October! Watch for some really great products! See you Saturday for Fresh!!


Hawks Hill Creamery’s 2013 Pumpkin Fest starts Sept. 28

Hawks Hill Creamery’s 2013 Pumpkin Fest begins this weekend and continues every Saturday and Sunday in October at the farm at 805 Highland Road in Street. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The Pumpkin Fest is also open on Columbus Day. Admission is free to the event, which features Pumpkin Patch, hay ride, kid friendly corn maze, make a strawman($) (bring your own old clothes or buy ours), face painting ($), pumpkin painting ($), visit our farm animals. Lots of games and activities too! For sale are mums, gourds, corn stalks, straw…..and lots of local farm products including cheese, jams, ice cream, Lohr’s Apple Cider, baked goods, and everything pumpkin! For more details, visit, call 410-688-7922, or follow on Facebook at

Basket Bingo to benefit Alzheimer’s Association, Sept. 28

Basket Bingo on September 28,2013 at Joppa Fire Hall. All proceeds goes to Alzheimer’s Association. Doors open at 6pm games begin at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now 12.00 in advance or 15.00 at the door. For more info call Stancill’s Haven Assisted Living at 443-372-5866.

Harford County Wine Festival at Rockfield Manor, Sept. 28

The Harford County Wine Festival comes to Rockfield Manor noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The event features hundreds of wines from around the world and includes live music, food and shopping. The wine festival is Rockfield Manor’s signature fundraising event. A portion of this year’s proceeds will go to benefit Harford County Toys for Tots. Tickets are $25 for adults age 21 and over and  $10 for children age 13-20. For details, visit

Longaberger Basket Bingo at Joppa Fire Hall, Sept. 28

Longaberger Basket Bingo on September 28,2013 at Joppa Fire Hall. All proceeds goes to Alzheimer’s Association. Doors open at 6pm games begin at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now 12.00 in advance or 15.00 at the door. For more info call Stancill’s Haven Assisted Living at 443-372-5866.

Riverside Fall Fest, Sept. 28

Riverside Fall Fest will take place Saturday 9/28 at the Riverside Community Center 1 Church Creek Road, Belcamp, MD 21017. The cost is $5 which includes free face painting, a pumpkin to paint and a scarecrow to stuff. Additional pumpkins are available for $2. We also have a wide variety of vendors. The list includes: Tastefully Simply, Thirty-One, Scentsy, The Origami Owl, Visalus Shakes, Love Letters, Beachbody.

Three-family yard sale on Queensway Ct. in Bel Air, Sept. 28

Three-family yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Queensway Ct. in Bel Air Saturday, Sept. 28. Lots of women’s shoes size 9 and handbags. Household items, and tons of VHS/DVD. Also kids/ baby clothes, toys and books.

Multi family yard sale on Cheshire Lane, Sept. 28

Big multi family yard sale Saturday, Sept. 28th 7am-12 noon, 1318 Cheshire Lane, Bel Air, 21014. Lots of boys clothes 0-3T, shoes, lots of Halloween costumes, toys including trains and train table, kids DVDs, books, baby, purses, household, games, etc.

Yard sale in Valewood Estates, Sept. 28

Yard sale at 1061 Alexandria Way between 8 a.m. and noon featuring corner cherry entertainment/storage cabinet and another entertainment center, along with other items such as girls Halloween costumes, pictures, household accessories/décor.




The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region’s Sprout Film Festival, Sept. 29

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region presents the Sprout Film Festival Sunday, Sept. 29 at The Highlands School, 2409 Creswell Road in Bel Air. Showtimes are 1:30 pm and 6:00 pm. The event features Artistic and memorable films featuring people with Developmental Disabilities. For details, visit

Wilna Seventh-day Adventist Church Fall Family Festival, Sept. 29

Wilna Seventh-day Adventist Church is hosting a Fall Family Festival from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at the church, 1010 Old Joppa Road. Admission is free to the event which is to include a bounce house, carnival games, nutrition classes, health screening, juicing demonstrations and prizes.

FARM’s Fall Fundraiser at Jarrettsville Gardens, Oct. 5

The Fallston Animal Rescue Movement’s (FARM’S) FALL FUNDRAISER is on Saturday, October 5 from 7:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. at Jarrettsville Gardens. If you were there last year, you can attest it was a blast! Tickets are $40/each and will include a delicious buffet of food and drink. Tickets will be available at Feed Plus or by calling Megan at 443-928-0032. Tables seat 10 so please let us know if you are buying a full table so we can reserve it. If you do not fill a full table, you may have to sit with people you do not know – don’t worry, they won’t bite! We are looking for donations for our liquor wheel, plant wheel, silent auction items, raffle items, and door prizes.

Semi-annual Community Yard Sale in Majors Choice, Oct. 5

On Saturday, Oct. 5 Majors Choice development in Bel Air will be holding its semi-annual community yard sale from 8AM to 2PM.  Due to Moore’s Mill Rd being closed, you may want to take Shamrock off of Rte. 22 to Majors Choice Dr.

2013 Women’s Conference at Mt. Zion Church at the Tent, Oct. 6

Registration is now open for the 2013 Women’s Conference at Mt. Zion Church at the Tent in Bel Air. The theme for the Oct. 12 conference is “Seasons . . . Life’s Journey.” Keynote speaker is Tracey Tiernan from 95.1 SHINE-FM. The day will be filled with inspiring teachings, worship and special presentations. The conference is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the cost is $20 per person. A box lunch from McShane’s Gourmet Deli is included for those who register by Oct. 6. Please join us at 8:15 a.m. for a coffee bar and tea and scones from Tea by Two. New this year, the conference is offering online registration. Register online at or print the following form and mail in: 2013 Registration Form (pdf). For more information, visit, e-mail or call 410-836-7444. Mt. Zion Church at the Tent is at 1643 Churchville Road in Bel Air.

Under Armour® Baltimore Running Festival, Oct. 12

Maryland CASA is recruiting runners and walkers for its charity team, Team CASA, which will participate in the Under Armour® Baltimore Running Festival, Saturday, Oct. 12, at M&T Bank Stadium. Funds raised by Team CASA will support efforts to recruit more volunteers to advocate for Maryland’s foster children. For more information or to register, visit, email or call 410.828.6761.

Walk & Wag-a-Thon and Pet Fair at Harford County Equestrian Center, Oct. 12

If you’re an animal lover, the Harford County Equestrian Center is the place to be on October 12th from 1-6pm.  We’re hosting the Walk & Wag-a-Thon and Pet Fair, a festival and very important fundraiser for homeless animals. We have a full afternoon planned including:  Vendor fair, Pet contests, Gourmet food trucks (courtesy of The Gathering), Pet photo booth, Music, Activities for the kids, Micro-chipping clinic, Mobile adoption unit, Raffles, A chance to get your name in the Guinness Book of World Records for “Most Dogs Wearing the Same Bandana in One Place!” For details, including launching your fundraising page, click here.

HCPS College & Career Fair, Oct. 16

HCPS College & Career Fair – Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Harford Community College APGFCU Arena! An event for parents and students. Visit with representatives from more than 120 colleges, universities, trade schools and the Armed Forces; speak with local businesses representing a variety of technical, business and STEM occupations; chat with students and alumni from various colleges; get answers to your questions in real-time; and attend the NCAA/NJCAA Student-Athlete Eligibility Seminar and a financial aid presentation. You don’t want to miss this opportunity!

Patterson Mill Middle/High School PTSA’s 7th Annual Bingo Night, Nov. 22

Enjoy a fun night out in between stressing over turkey dinners and holiday sales.  Please join us for Patterson Mill Middle/High School PTSA’s 7th Annual Bingo Night, featuring Vera Bradley, Thirty-One Gifts and Scentsy on Friday, November 22nd.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  You may reserve a whole table.  Contact Renee Guerassio for tickets at (410) 322-0958 or  You can also purchase tickets at the school office between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (please see Susan Gray).  Please plan to come for dinner!  We will be offering Chick-Fil-A, Vocelli’s, snacks and drinks.  Please join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year!  All proceeds are to benefit the student programs and enrichment for our school.  Come for the Best Time and Best Prizes in Harford County!!!

“Beatlemania Again” returns to C. Milton Wright High School, Dec. 7

The National Touring Beatles Stage Show “Beatlemania Again” is returning to C. Milton Wright High School on December 7th. Tickets will go on sale in October. This is a benefit concert for the school’s art department!

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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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A Step Ahead Family Daycare in Abingdon is now enrolling children ages 2 and older

Bel Air News & Views sponsor A Step Ahead Family Daycare in Abingdon is now enrolling children ages 2 and older. Get individualized attention in a loving family atmosphere from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The daily preschool program is September through May and features arts, crafts and story time in a small group setting. Safe, supervised free play areas are offered both indoors and out. Nutritious meals and snacks are included. Care is provided by Kristina Thomas, who has 12 years experience. For more information, call Kristina Thomas at 410-569-5658. A Step Ahead Family Daycare is in Abingdon’s Laurel Woods development.

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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.