Things to do around Bel Air this weekend (Oct. 8 – Oct. 10)


Jerusalem Mill Village, photo by Wayne French

Here’s a roundup of things to do around Bel Air this weekend. If there’s something you’d like to see mentioned here, just leave a comment below or send me an email at

Friday, Oct. 8

Bingo Bonanza
Bingo Bonanza in the C. Milton Wright High School cafeteria, Friday, Oct. 8. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Mix 106.5 DJ Sarah Jacobs will be calling the bingo and Bonanza Basket prizes include gym memberships, spa packages, restaurant gift cards and offerings from Vera Bradley, Pampered Chef and Longaberger. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For more information, call 443-417-7358.

Saturday, Oct. 9

New England Style Bull Roast
Harford County Foster/Adoptive Parent Association New England Style Bull Roast at the Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main St., 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. Tickets are $45 each or $350 for a table of 10. Event will include a raffle for two tickets to the Ravens vs. Steelers game (in Baltimore) on December 5th. The menu includes pit beef, pit ham, pit turkey, clam chowder, steamed mussels, sides, dessert, beer, and soda. Fresh Maine lobsters can also be purchased for an additional $10 each. For tickets, call 410-776-2407 or e-mail your request to

Graw Days Festival
Havre de Grace welcomes back the third annual Graw Days Festival on October 9th. This Roaring 20’s street festival features more than 100 artists and craft vendors. Sidewalk sales, wheeled horse parade with prizes, pony rides, live music, food vendors and carriages rides. Some streets are closed to traffic.

Indoor Flea Market
Indoor Flea Market Saturday, Oct. 9 from 8AM-2PM at the Bel Air Moose Lodge, 310 E Jarrettsville Rd., Forest Hill, next to Wargo’s Forest Hill Inn.

Child Safety Fair
The Bel Air Police Department and the Bel Air Lions Club are offering a Child Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 behind the Bel Air Police Department in Shamrock Park. The event will include food, pony rides and face painting. Children can have an I.D. made complete with their fingerprints. This event is sponsored by Tiny Toes, Target, Home Depot and WBAL TV.

Book Collection
Bring your gently used books, DVDs and jigsaw puzzles to the Harford County Public Library‘s Bel Air branch from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 for a sale that will take place Oct. 15 through Oct. 18.

Fallston Fire & Ambulance Co. Open House
Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company will have open house on Saturday, October 9th at the main station on Carrs Mill Road from 10 am til 3pm. Will have fire demonstrations and lots of departments on site (various fire and police from region.) Also, the company will be selling their delicious pit beef.

Colonial Craftsmen Weekend
Come see artisans, reenactors, a hands-on-history play camp for kids along with demonstrations and performances at Jerusalem Mill Village in the Gunpowder Falls State Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10. Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for students age 6 to 12, seniors 60 and older and active duty military with ID. For more information, call 410-877-0080 or visit

Dancing with Friends
The Churchville dance school Dancing with Friends offers weekly dance parties from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday nights for $15. One BANV reader says its a great time with fantastic instructors and friendly people, food & drinks and of course dancing. Great way to end a day of yard sales, work around the house, running errands, etc. For more information, visit
Open House/Car Show and Meet
Reflected Images Custom Detailing and VP Auto Collision are hosting an Open House/Car Show and Meet saturday Oct 9 11-4pm. Forest Hill Industrial Airpark…128 Industry Lane.
Pumpkin Fest at Hawks Hill Creamery
Pumpkin Fest at Hawks Hill Creamery ( 11 to 7 on every Saturday and 2 to 6 on Sundays. FREE ADMISSION! lots of fall fun and pit beef, ice cream…. 5 local farms participating.
805 Highland Rd Street MD 21154

Yard Sales

Majors Choice Community Yard Sale
Majors Choice will be having a community yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Looking for girl things? Check out the offerings near Dora Place.  Baby stuff, bassinet & swing, toys, and clothes from newborn up to a girls 6!

Rumsey Island Yard Sale
Rumsey Island in Joppatowne is having their community yard sale.
Halloween Decor Yard Sale
Halloween Decor Yard Sale, Saturday October 9th 8 a.m. to noon at 7 E Brook Hill Ct (off East Ring Factory). Large selection of scary Halloween decor at prices so low you’ll scream! Items include full size monsters and skeletons. Other household items will be on sale including some of the most unique furniture made from recycled English ox carts and fence posts.
Gordon Street Yard Sale
Yard sale 411 W. Gordon st. next to Liriodendron…Lots of books ,Toys and other things..:}

St. Johns Country Fair
29th annual Country Fair Day 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 9 at St. Johns Lutheran Church, 3911 Sweet Air Road,
Phoenix, Maryland. Crafts, food, antiques. Click here for more information.

Sunday, Oct. 10

Zombie Walk
Dress like a Zombie and join the Zombie Walk starting this Sunday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. in front of Halloween Adventure in the Bel Air Town Center on the corner of Routes 1 and 24. The Zombie Walk will end in the same lot at 5 p.m. and a Zombie Feast will follow at Freddie’s on Boulton St. To participate, bring canned or factory-packaged dog or cat food to donate to the Humane Society.

Churchville Patriots Girls Softball car wash
The Churchville Patriots Girls Softball teams will be holding a car wash at Applebee’s in Bel Air (1225 Churchville Road) on Sunday, October 10th from 8am to 1pm. After all the rain we have had recently your car could use a bath!! Why not come out on Sunday 10/10/10 on your way to or from Church, breakfast, or while you are just out enjoying the sunny day that is expected, and our team will return your ride to a sparkly shine!! All funds raised will be used to offset costs and provide a quality softball program for our teams!!

Bay City Quartet Concert
The southern gospel group, Bay City Quartet, will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 at the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene, 2430 Conowingo Road, Bel Air, MD 21015. The lead singer Jeff Wantz is a Harford County native who lives with his family in Bel Air. For more information on the group and to see a calendar of their upcoming concerts, visit

Second Sundays
Join the Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Second Sundays event noon to 4pm Sunday, Oct. 10, with a  Flea Market next to Fredrick Ward Park (formerly Armory Park), live Music on Main, and several shops & boutiques open for you to enjoy!

Coming up later this month …

Harford Fall Festival
Bring your family to a day of fun at the 4th Annual Harford Fall Festival, Saturday, October 16th at the Equestrian Center (608 N. Tollgate Rd, Bel Air) from 10:00 – 5:00 – It’s an old-fashioned country fair that benefits several area non-profits that work with our neighbors in need – Harford Family House & FCCAU homeless shelters, Mason-Dixon Community Services, Habitat for Humanity and the emergency food pantry!  No admission charge, but we ask that folks come and donate some non-perishable food for the pantries – and only $5.00 for a kid’s wristband and they can play all day on the inflatables and carnival games!  There will also be a hay ride, pony ride, craft vendors, great food and live music and performances on 3 stages!  Please don’t miss this event!

Bull and Oyster Roast Fundraiser for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
Bull and Oyster Roast on October 23rd from 7-11pm at the Jarrettsville Gardens. There will be a silent auction, big 6 wheel and two tickets to the Jan. 2nd Ravens home game auctioned off. Tickets are $35 per person and all proceeds go to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Tickets can be purchased at the Tropic Breeze Tanning Salon on Rock Spring Road and get two weeks of free tanning or call Lindsey at 410-808-9036.

Fall Festival/Craft Sale/Flea Market!
Fall Festival/Craft Sale/Flea Market 8am – 1pm Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fallston, 1127 OldFallston Road on the corner of Rt 152 and Old Fallston Rd. Carnival Games, Playground, Music and Church Bake Sale, too! $20 to rent a spot (for an 8’ X 10’ table) to sell your wares, $30 for two spaces and $40 for three! Space rental proceeds will go to benefit “The Circle of Hope,” a charity fund that helps needy families in the community. Do you have a festive talent (for example: face painting, balloon animal making, pumpkin decorating, jewelry making, etc.)?  Rent a space and join in the celebration! Do you have a festive talent (for example: face painting, balloon animal making, pumpkin decorating, jewelry making, etc.)?  Rent a space and join in the celebration! Do you have a festive talent (for example: face painting, balloon animal making, pumpkin decorating, jewelry making, etc.)?  Rent a space and join in the celebration! For further information and to reserve a spot: Email: today! Please put “Fall Flea Market” in the subject heading of your email.

Free Family Movie Night at The Arena Club
Free family movie night at The Arena Club on October 29th. Bring your friends and family, lawn chairs and blankets out to The Arena Club for a FREE Family Movie Night! Enjoy a showing of the classic movie, E.T. on our INDOOR field. The movie will start at 7:00 pm – the doors open at 6:15 pm. No outside food or beverages will be permitted, but concessions will be sold that night with proceeds benefitting The Coalition for a Healthy Maryland. This movie is open to the public – both club members and non members.

Join us for the Walk & Wag-a-Thon and Pet Fair
on October 30, 2010 from 9am – 2pm at the Harford
County Equestrian Center!
Visit for all the details!