Spring events plannner: Easter brunches, egg hunts, Passover seders & more

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Spring is here and it’s time to plan your celebrations. Bel Air News & Views is putting together this listing of all the area events, egg hunts, Easter brunches and Passover seders we can find. If you have something you’d like us to add, please send it along to stacey@belairnewsandviews.com and we’ll add it below. Happy Spring!

April 16th
Bel Air Kite Festival
10 am – 4 pm
Location: Rockfield Manor, 501 Churchville Rd., Bel Air
The Bel Air Kite Festival promotes the joys of kite flying as a recreational activity. Avid kite enthusiasts, new kite fliers and curious spectators of all ages are invited. Food & beverages will be available for purchase. Free kite courtesy of APGFCU at the festival while supplies last.
Price: Free
Phone: 410-638-4565
Website: http://www.rockfieldmanor.com

April 16th
Pre Passover Prayer Shabbos Hagadol
6 PM
Location: Chabad of Harford County, 102 N. Main St., Bel Air
Services are traditional and conducted in Hebrew, with readings in English. In reality each individual among us knows how he or she best communicates with G-d. At Chabad the language you use or the pace you set for yourself are not of paramount importance.
Phone: 443-353-9718
Website: http://www.harfordjewish.com/

April 16 & 17
The Easter Bunny has hidden eggs all over Huber’s Farm, 11898 Philadelphia Rd., Kingsville.
Please join us for our 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt!
Saturday April 16th and Sunday April 17th.
Friday April 22nd and Saturday April 23rd.
The hours are from 1-3pm.
Egg Hunts begin at 1:00 pm and a second Hunt will begin at 2:00pm.
We will have 2 fields to hunt this year.  One field designed for ages 1-4.  The other field designed for ages 5-13.
Please bring your own basket. Search for the Golden Egg to win a Special Prize!
$2.00 per child includes the Easter Egg Hunt and entrance to the Fun Activity Area.
Be sure to visit the Easter Bunny and have your picture taken with him!
Hot Dogs and other refreshments will be available for purchase.
So get ready for some old fashioned family fun on the farm!

April 16

Bel Air Athletic Club’s Easter Egg-Stravaganza:  9am-11am, Saturday April 16 meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs in BAACyard Treehouse, light refreshments, $6.00 for members, $8.00 for non-members, kids under 2 are FREE, call 410-838-2670, ext. 244 to register.

April 16th

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 9 a.m. at Fallston United Methodist Church, 1509 Fallston Road, Fallston. Admission is $5. For more information 443-695-2018 or fumc.mops@yahoo.com

April 16th

Baltimore Raven Jameel McClain’s 1st Easter Egg Hunt

Baltimore Raven Jameel McClain’s 1st Easter Egg Hunt from noon to 2 p.m. at 2002 Cedar Lane, Edgewood. Admission is free and the event will be held rain or shine. Macy’s is sponsoring the event hosted by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County. The Ravens mascot Poe is scheduled to appear and prizes will be awarded to children who find special Ravens eggs. For more information, call 443-484-4569.

April 17th

Easter Egg-Stravaganza from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Black horse Golf Center at Troyer an Norrisville Roads in Whitehall. Moon bounce, Easter crafts, egg races, carnival games and pictures with the Easter bunny. Admission is free. Nonperishable food and cash donations will be collected to support Mason-Dixon Community Services. For more information, www.gatewaycommunityoffaith.or or 410-692-6100.

April 17th
Peter Rabbit
3 pm – 4 pm
Location: Eden Mill Nature Center
Peter Rabbit loves the garden for its excitement, adventure, and deliciousness. Join us to meet a real rabbit named Peter. Help act out the story and learn about farmers, foods, and gardens. For ages 3 – 7 with adult.  Pre-Registration IS required.
Price: Members: $6/child Non-members: $8/child
Phone: 410-836-3050
Website: http://www.edenmill.org

April 18
1st Passover Seder
Location: Chabad of Harford County, 102 N. Main St., Bel Air
There is a seat for you at Chabad’s Passover Seder!  Join us for a warm, interactive Community Passover Seder. Enjoy a full course, sumptuous Seder feast, with all the traditional delicacies – and lots of wine! The story of exodus will come alive through the kabbalistic insights and mystical teachings told with humor and melody. Our Seder is English friendly so everyone can feel welcome.
RSVP required: www.HarfordJewish.com/seder
Phone: 443-353-9718
Website: http://www.harfordjewish.com/

April 19
2nd Passover Seder
Location: Chabad of Harford County, 102 N. Main St., Bel AirEvent Type: Holiday Event
There is a seat for you at Chabad’s Passover Seder!  Join us for a warm, interactive Community Passover Seder. Enjoy a full course, sumptuous Seder feast, with all the traditional delicacies – and lots of wine! The story of exodus will come alive through the kabbalistic insights and mystical teachings told with humor and melody. Our Seder is English friendly so everyone can feel welcome.
RSVP required: www.HarfordJewish.com/seder
Phone: 443-353-9718
Website: http://www.harfordjewish.com/

April 23rd
Easter Egg Hunt
Grounds open at noon, Hunt begins at 1 pm
Location: Rockfield Manor, 501 Churchville Rd, Bel Air
6 years old and under only.  Please bring your own basket for gathering eggs.
Price: $5 per child
Phone: 410-638-4565
Website: http://www.rockfieldmanor.com

April 23rd
Easter Egg Hunt
Hawks Hill Creamery is having an Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 23rd.  We are open from noon to 6 but the Hunts start at 1:00.  This is for children ages 1 to 11, with separate “hunts” for 3 different age groups.  Prizes will be awarded!  It’s free admission but tickets for the Egg Hunt are $1.  We will also have hay rides, meet our farm animals, food and ice cream, face painting, and “farm fun”!  We have local schools, churches and Girl Scouts also involved.  Please see www.hawkshillcreamery.com for directions or fan us on facebook.  805 Highland Road, Street, MD  21154

April 23rd
Havre de Grace Easter Egg Hunt & Games (12 & under)
Noon
Location: Tydings Park, Commerce St, Havre de Grace
Bring your family to enjoy a spectacular Easter Egg Hunt. Don’t be late. Race starts promptly at noon. Sponsored by HdG Recreation Committee
Price: Free
Phone: 410-939-6724

April 23rd
Natural Egg Dyeing
3 – 4 pm
Location: Estuary Center
Let’s go hunt for eggs in the “wild” and then return to the Center to use natural materials to color and decorate our eggs. Bring a dozen boiled eggs and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting colorful. Ages: All, under 11 w/adult.
Price: $2/person or $8/family
Phone: 410-612-1688
Website: http://www.otterpointcreek.org

April 24
Easter Sunday Brunch
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Mountain Branch Grille & Pub, 1827 Mountain Rd., Joppa.
Call 410-836-9600 for reservations
Click here to see the menu: http://www2.cybergolf.com/sites/images/962/Easter-at-Mountain-Branch.pdf

April 30th
Children’s Gardening
Noon – 1 pm
Location: Anita Leight Estuary Center
Have fun growing food and flowers here and at home. Enjoy crafts, games, and science disguised as fun, as you learn about seeds, life cycles, and cooking the food you grow! Topic: In the Dirt Ages: 5 – 10
Price: $5.00
Phone: 410-612-1688
Website: http://www.otterpointcreek.org

May 5th to June 26th
Spring Art Show
Thurs & Friday 1-6, Sat 12-6, Sun 12-4
Location: Harford Artist Gallery, 503 Churchville Rd, Bel Air
Fine art painting, photography, pottery, artisan crafted jewelry, and sculpture. Located at former caretaker’s cottage at Rockfield Manor.
Price: free open to the public
Phone: 410-879-2390, cell 410-652-0681
Website: http://www.artinharford.org

May 6th
First Fridays
5-8pm
Location: Main Street & Office Street
Harford County’s best block party with beer & wine garden, great food provided by Main Street Tower and WT Dogs, and live MUSIC!
Price: FREE
Phone: 410-638-1023
Website: http://www.downtownbelair.com

May 22nd
AMC 12TH ANNUAL PRIVATE GARDEN TOUR
11 am to 5 pm
Location: Harford County
Visit stunning gardens stretching across Harford County on a self-guided tour to benefit Cancer Research. Presale tickets @Preston’s Stationery, Richardson’s & Jonathan’s Florist, Tea by Two, Kroh’s Nursery,Brad’s Produce, & Country Garden Center.
Price: Presale $20, Day of Tour $25
Phone: 410-734-4808
Website: http://www.amchcc.weebly.com