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Events calendar

Rummags Sale 2014

St. Mary’s Rummage Sale, Sept. 5

The St. Mary’s Rummage Sale is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 5 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept.  6 at 1 St. Mary’s Church Road in Abingdon. The rummage sale features electronics, clothing, shoes, pots and pans, toys, kitchen items, collectibles, home decor, records, CD’s DVD’s appliances, bedding, crafting materials, pictures, lamps, gardening supplies, lawn care tools and patio furniture.

Candlelight vigil to raise awareness of substance abuse at Shamrock Park, Sept. 6

“Shining a Light on Recovery,” a free family event and candlelight vigil, takes place Saturday, September 6, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Shamrock Park, 39 North Hickory Avenue in Bel Air. The event, sponsored by The Albert P. Close Foundation in partnership with Addiction Connection Resources and the Homecoming Project, aims to raise awareness about substance abuse and to remove the stigma associated with addiction. The family festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. with “Extreme” Balloon Man and master magician, Steve Gambrill, performing a show for children of all ages. The documentary, “Anonymous People,” will be shown at 5:45 p.m. Also on hand will be local organizations that offer services for the prevention and treatment of drug/alcohol addiction. For details, visit

Newcomers Club of Harford County first meeting of the year, Sept. 9

The Newcomers Club of Harford County is having its first meeting of the year 2014-2015 at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at St. Matthew Church on Churchville, Rd. in Bel Air. The Newcomers Club of Harford County welcomes both new and long-time residents of Harford County, Maryland.The purpose of our club is to help new residents make friends and get to know their new community.  However, we are not limited to “new” residents.  Some of our members have been a part of the group for over twenty years and they provide a valuable resource for the newest members.  You are welcome to join, no matter how long you’ve lived here! To learn more about us go

Downtown Bel Air Alliance’s Main Street Market, Sept. 21

The Downtown Bel Air Alliance hosts Main Street Market every third Sunday from May to October from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Office Street and Main Street. The market features painted furniture, antiques, handmade items, vintage clothing, art gardening and floral items and more.

St. Margaret Parish Fall Festival, Sept. 26-28

The St. Margaret Parish Fall Festival is Sept. 26-28 at the elementary school campus, 141 N. Hickory Ave., Bel Air. Hours are 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 26, noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 27 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28. The festival features food, games, rides and a flea market.

Steppingstone Museum Fall Harvest & Craft Festival, Sept. 27 & 28

Steppingstone Museum in Havre de Grace is hosting a Fall Harvest & Craft Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 27 & 28. The event includes apple bobbing and pressing, cider making, apple butter, crafts, hay maze, face painting, hay rides, storytelling, make your own scarecrow craft, blue grass music, clogging, square dancing, food and farm tours, vendors and crafters. Artisans will give period demonstrations. The festival will be held rain or shine at 461 Quaker Bottom Road. Admission is $10 for adults and children under 12 are free. For more information, call 443-655-7790.

Harford Land Trust to host 3rd annual Harvest Moon Dinner & Auction, Oct. 4

The Harford Land Trust will host its third annual Harvest Moon Dinner & Auction on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 6-10 p.m. This year’s event will be held at the lovely new events center, Water’s Edge Event Center, in Belcamp, MD. Tickets to the Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction are $75 per person and include dinner, wine, beer and entertainment. All proceeds collected from the event will be used to further the mission of the Harford Land Trust and aid in the perpetuity of an important ecosystem and one of Maryland’s diverse and productive landscapes for future generations to enjoy. The Harford Land Trust is currently seeking live and silent auction items and event sponsors, please send an email to if you are interested.


Bel Air’s Marketplace on Main, Oct. 19

Bel Air’s Marketplace on Main is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month through Oct. 19. The Marketplace will be held on Office Street in downtown Bel Air.

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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