Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Dec. 17-19)


Things to do around Bel Air this weekend include the last Bel Air Downtown Alliance Girls Night Out event of the season on Thursday, two concerts at the Bel Air Armory by the Maryland Conservatory of Music and Santa visits at La Banque de Fleuve in Havre de Grace, the Abingdon Fire Company and the Forest Lakes neighborhood.

Thursday, Dec, 16

Girls Night Out

To wrap up the holidays in Downtown Bel Air, join us on Thursday, December 16th for the last Bel Air Downtown Alliance Girls Night Out of 2010 from 5pm to 8pm to enjoy a variety of promotions and last minute holiday specials at all of our fine shops and boutiques.

Christmas tree shopping

Bel Air News & Views sponsor Kim & Katie’s Christmas Trees at 2205 E. Churchville Road offers Fraser and Douglas Firs fresh cut weekly from a York, Pa. farm.  Kim & Katie’s Christmas Trees is open noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday;  8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at 2205 E. Churchville Road, next to Richard’s Seafood, across from Harford Community College at the intersection of Shucks Road. For more information, call 410-258-9648. Click here to read more. 

Friday, Dec. 17

Visit Santa at Bel Air News & Views sponsor La Banque de Fleuve

Where is Santa Today? The Elves will know… Catch the Christmas Spirit and stop by La Banque de Fleuve’s “little bank” at 319 St. John Street (Santa’s Rest Stop) for a free cup of hot chocolate and a Christmas treat! Bring your children, take pictures with Santa, chat with the elves and maybe, just maybe, you will catch Santa with his feet propped up checking his list for the big night! Santas Rest Stop Hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, December 17th through Sunday, December 19th and again on December 24th.

Free Family Movie Night at The Arena Club features Polar Express and a visit from Santa

Come see Polar Express at the Free Family Movie Night at The Arena Club, 2304 Churchville Road, Bel Air. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Movie starts at 7 p.m. Santa will visit before and after the movie. Guests are welcome. No outside food or beverages permitted. Refreshments will be available for purchase – proceeds will benefit the Coalition for a Healthy Maryland). For more information, visit

Holiday Jazz Dinner at Vandiver Inn

Come for a delightful evening of jazz while enjoying a delicious dinner in the lovely Vandiver Inn on Dec. 17
Price: Visit website for details
Phone: 800-245-1655 or 410-939-5202

A Christmas Carol @ HCC

Head to Harford Community College tomorrow night  @ 5:30 or 7:30 to watch Theatreworks USA  present A Christmas Carol!

Saturday, Dec. 18

Santa and Mrs. Claus Breakfast

Santa and Mrs. Claus breakfast buffet from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Abingdon Fire Company, 3306 Abingdon Road.

TLS Shape Up program

Stacey-Shannon & I will be at Chung’s Martial Arts(Festival at Bel Air) on Saturday from 10am-12pm showcasing the TLS Shape Up program for children and sampling some of the Isotonix vitamins and Transitions snacks

Santa Claus Drive By in Forest Lakes

Santa is scheduled to ride a firetruck through the Forest Lakes Subdivision between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18. Boy Scouts will follow, collecting non-perishable food items.

Holiday Concert

Free concert Saturday, December 18, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014. Features faculty and staff of the Maryland Conservatory of Music, directed by Duke Thompson , 410-399-9900,

Christmas House Tour

Seven local homes and a church are included on the tour, which takes place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Preston’s Stationery, Kroh’s Nursery, Jonathan’s Weddings and Flowers and Simply Grande. Benefits Cancer Lifenet at Upper Chesapeake. 410-942-0743.

Sunday, Dec. 19

Merry Tuba Christmas

Bel Air Tuba Christmas free concert featuring the Maryland Conservatory of Music on Sunday, December 19th, 4:30 pm (rehearsal 2:00 pm), Bel Air Armory, 41 N.  Main Street  Bel Air

Open play times available at Jump On It Fun Center

Jump On It Fun Center, 131 Industry Lane, Forest Hill, has open play times this Sunday 10-1130 and 12-130. Sessions are $6.30 per child and FREE COFFEE, Big Sceens and WiFi

Bel Air Downtown Alliance Second Sundays

Second Sundays is this Sunday with special store hours in Downtown Bel Air from 12pm to 4pm. FREE parking in Downtown Bel Air from Friday 12/17 through Friday 12/24.

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Susquehanna Ministerium Presents: HdG Church Tour

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the churches of Havre de Grace 2-4pm December 26th. To obtain a list of participating churches, contact: HdG Methodist Church at 101 S. Union Avenue.
Phone: 410-939-2464

Holiday Baton and Dance Camp Dec. 27

The TwirlTasTix baton twirling team is hosting a Holiday Baton and Dance Camp on Monday, Dec. 27 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 1200 East Churchville Road. The day long event is open to twirlers and dancers of all skill levels. Guest instructors include former University of Delaware Featured Twirler Beth Frankel, two-time Grand National Twirling Champion Brittany Frankel, NBTA Coach and judge Deena Frank and 2009 Goodwill Twirling Ambassador to Peru Lindsey Frank. Cost is $29. Registration deadline in Dec. 24. For more information, contact twirling coach Christine Zoll at 410-937-2426, or visit

CASA of Harford County’s 1st Annual Bull and Oyster Roast

CASA of Harford County will host its 1st Annual Bull and Oyster Roast  on Saturday, January 22nd from 6pm until 10pm, at the Fallston Volunteer Fire Hall, 2201 Carrs Mill Road, Fallston, MD 21047. The Roast will include a DJ, silent auction, money wheels, raffles, door prizes and more. Menu includes pit beef, turkey, and ham, oysters on the half shell, Maryland crab soup, lasagna, buffalo wings, hot and cold buffets and appetizers, as well as beer and soda. Sports memorabilia will be provided for silent auction by Great Moments, Inc.