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Events calendar

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.

Dog Days Afternoon at Luna’s House, Sept. 27

Luna’s House is hosting Dog Days Afternoon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 at 2801 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood, MD. Admission is free. Free goody bags to the first 50 dogs in attendance. Vendors, raffle prizes, kid’s activities, and tours of the Luna’s House facility. Micro-chipping for only $20, Nail trims for only $11 and Pet Photos for only $5; all proceeds go to Luna’s House. Luna’s House is an all companion animal rescue and education center.

5th annual Dominator 5/10K Walk and Run, Sept. 27

The 5th annual Dominator 5/10K Walk and Run to benefit childhood cancer research is coming up Sept. 27. The event is held in honor of Dominic Manuel Osorio, a local boy who lost his battle with cancer. The race benefits the D.O. Believe Foundation started in his memory to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research. The 5K starts at 8:05 a.m. and the 10K starts at 9:05 a.m. at Blue Dot, 125 Industry Lane in Forest Hill. For the 5K, cost is $20 for early-bird registration and $25 if you pre-register. Cost on race day is $30. For the 10K, cost is $25 for early bird registration, $30 if you pre-register and $35 on race day. For more details or to register,

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.


Hawks Hill Creamery’s Pumpkin Fest, Sept. 27 & 28

Hawks Hill Creamery’s Pumpkin Fest starts this Saturday and continues every Saturday in October from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The free event features a pumpkin patch, hay rides, a kid-friendly corn maze, a make a scarecrow craft, and other games and activities. New this year is a craft barn featuring locally produced food including chide, cheese, pork, beef and eggs. For details, visit The Pumpkin Fest will also be open on Friday, Oct. 3 and Friday, Oct. 17 as well as from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 13.

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga fundraiser to support  CCFA, Sept. 28

BeachBee Yoga Studio in Havre de Grace is hosting a Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga fundraiser to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America on Sept. 28. Sessions are 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. or noon to 1:30 p.m. To participate, contact www.!/events/368777123269470/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

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.

Painted Palette to support CCFA, Oct. 5

A fundraiser to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is scheduled 2 p.m. to  4 p. m. Oct. 5 at at Painted Palette in Mt. Washington. Fifteen percent of the proceeds will go to the CCFA. Raffles will be included. The Painted Palette is at 5708 Newbury St., Baltimore. To reserve a space, email!/events/731638216875042/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Pairings Bistro fundraiser to support CCFA, Oct. 8

A fundraiser to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is scheduled 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 8 at Pairings Bistro in Bel Air. The event includes wine and music plus 50/50 raffle and additional items to be raffled off.  Fifteen percent of everything sold during the evening goes directly to CCFA.!/events/1464399540492557/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

BFG Community Foundation gala in Towson, Oct. 12

On Oct. 12, the BFG Community Foundation is holding its 1st Annual Gala, an evening which includes food, open bar, live music by Mad Planet, dancing, and an auction at the Maryland Golf and Country Club, 1101 Stevenson Lane, Towson. A charitable organization, the mission of the BFG Community Foundation is to positively impact the local community in the areas of sheltering the homeless, feeding and clothing families, and supporting the educational needs of our community youth.  Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased in advanced


Pumpkin Festival at Christ Episcopal Church, Oct. 18

A Pumpkin Festival to benefit the FCCAU Welcome One Emergency Shelter and Harford Family House is to be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at Christ Episcopal Church, 2100 Rock Spring Road in Forest Hill. The event includes pumpkin chunking, scarecrow making, a moon bounce, pumpkin decorating, crafts, vendors, food and a petting zoo. The Society for Creative Anachronism is to present Medieval armored combats, weaving, blacksmithing and dancing. For more information, call 410-838-6606.

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.

Car Show to support Luna’s House, Nov. 1

A Car Show to support Luna’s House is coming up 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at Luna’s House Animal Care and Education Center, 2801 Pulaski Highway, Edgewood, MD 21040. Open to all makes and models!  Free to spectators.  Tax-deductible donation for entries.  All proceeds benefit the animals of Luna’sHouse.  For more information contact Dougat 410-456-2227 or Dave at 410-937-6866. (Raindate – Sunday, November 2, 2014; 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

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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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