Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (April 15-17)

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Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include catching a performance of The Phantom of the Opera at Bel Air High School and Through the Looking Glass at Patterson Mill Middle School. Fly a kite at the Bel Air Kite Festival at the Rockfield Manor ball fields on Saturday. Please send along any items you’d like to see added to this list to stacey@belairnewsandviews.com

Friday, April 15

The Phantom of the Opera at Bel Air High School April 15, 16 & 17

Bel Air Drama Company to perform The Phantom of the Opera in the Bel Air High School Auditorium. The production will run April 14th, 15th and 16th. All performances are at 7:00 pm with a 2:00 matinee on the 16th.

Through the Looking Glass at Patterson Mill Middle School April 15, 16 & 17

Patterson Mill Middle School proudly presents the classic tale of “Through the Looking Glass.”  Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students/seniors.  Show times are:  Friday, April 15th at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, April 17th at 2:00 p.m.  Call 410-638-4607 or email Timothy.Baldwin@hcps.org or Karla.Wienhold@hcps.org for additional information and ticket reservations.  Please come out and support this cast of talented students!

The Wizard of Oz at John Carroll

See “The Wizard of Oz” at 7 p.m. Friday April 15 and Saturday April 16 in the auditorium at John Carroll High School, 703 E. Churchville Road.

Our Town at North Harford

See “Our Town” at 7 p.m. Friday April 15 and Saturday, April 16 at North Harford High School, 211 Pylesville Road, Pylesville.

Lecture at Havre de Grace Maritime Museum April 15

Hear a lecture on The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail 6 p.m. Friday, April 15 at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, 100 Lafayette St., Havre de Grace.

Twelfth Night at Harford Community College

See Twelfth Night 8 p.m. April 15 and 16 and 3 p.m. April 17 at Harford Community College’s Chesapeake Theater. Tickets are $5 to $7.

Bull Roast and Silent Auction to benefit German Exchange Program April 15

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd German Exchange will host a bull roast and silent auction Friday, April 15 from 8 p.m. to midnight at Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood. Tickets are $40 per person. Tables of 10 available. All proceeds benefit the German Exchange, which promotes cultural understanding and fellowship for German and American youths and adults. Deejay, silent auction, wheels, raffles and more. For more information, call 410-838-8081 or visit www.lcgselca.org. German high school youth and their adult chaperones will visit Bel Air for two weeks this summer. While here, the Germans will stay with host families around Harford County to enjoy sightseeing and fun with youths and adults from the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

Quarter Auction April 15

Quarter Auction Friday April 15th at the American Legion 500 N. Hickory Ave. Doors open at 6 and the auction starts at 7pm. Paddles are 2 for $5.00. Bring in a can good and reiceve a 3rd paddle free. Vendors are Longaberger, Sunny Hill Farms, Cookie Lee, Vera Bradley, Avon, Willow House and more!! Food & drinks available for purchase!! Call Kim at 443-504-3203 for questions!!

Basket & Bag Bingo April 15

Longaberger Basket and Vera Bradley purse bingo Friday, April 15 at Level Volunteer Fire Company, 3633 Level Village Road. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. The event benefits the Harford County Miss Fire Prevention Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 410-459-6727

Saturday, April 16

Bel Air Kite Festival April 16

Bel Air Kite Festival 10am-4pm, Rockfield Manor Ball Fields, FREE for all with FREE kites available (while supplies last)

Easter Egg-Stravaganza 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.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny April 16

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 9 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at Fallston United Methodist Church, 1509 Fallston Road, Fallston. Admission is $5. For more information 443-695-2018 or fumc.mops@yahoo.com

Baltimore Raven Jameel McClain’s 1st Easter Egg Hunt April 16

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.

Ring Factory Destination Imagination fundraiser April 16

Team members from Ring Factory’s DI team will be at Starbucks and Michaels on Saturday from 12-3 and at Five Below on Sunday from 1-3 selling raffle tickets and candy along with taking donations needed for their trip to Knoxville, TN in May.

Bel Air Farmer’s Market April 16

Bel Air Farmer’s Market opens for the season Saturday April 9. The Saturday market is 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Mary Risteau Courthouse at 2 S. Bond St. The Tuesday market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kelly Ball Field parking lot, 502 Boulton St., Bel Air. For more information and to see what’s in season, visithttp://www.belairfarmersmarket.com/index.html

Sunshine Kids Yard Sale fundraiser April 16

Annual Sunshine Kids Yard Sale 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 16 at Prudential Carruthers Realtors, 2015 Emmorton Rd., Bel Air. All proceeds go to support kids with cancer. Donations are welcome!!  AND come Shop!!!! Rain date April 30.

Girl Scout flapjack fundraiser April 16

Girl Scout troop 1156 is having a flapjack fundraiser at Applebee’s this Saturday (April 16th) morning from 8AM to 10AM.  Money raised at this event goes to their bronze project, which involves the scouts making activity bags for children at John’s Hopkins cancer treatment center.  Tickets are $7/adult and $4.50/kid.

Southampton Middle School 40th Anniversary Open House April 16

In honor of its 40th Anniversary, Southampton Middle School, formerly Bel Air Middle School North, formerly Bel Air Middle School, is hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, April 16, 2011, between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. All are invited to attend!  Come and reunite with colleagues, former faculty, staff and students who have shared the Southampton Middle experience.  Music will be provided by current music students, and there will be light refreshments.  In order to prepare, please RSVP to inaks225@gmail.com by April 13, 2011

Patterson Mill 8th grader Jordan Cook to be recognized at CityLit Festival Award Ceremony April 16

Patterson Mill Middle School eighth grader Jordan Cook has been selected as a state winner in the Maryland Humanities Council’s Letters About Literature (LAL) Program. From thousands of entries across the state, her submission, Letter to Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief, was awarded first place for her grade level. The 2011 Awards Ceremony will be held at the CityLit Festival: April 16, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/Wheeler Auditorium. LAL is a state and national writing contest that encourages young readers in grades 4 through 12 to respond to an author through a letter expressing how that author and book changed their worldview and themselves. Congratulations, Jordan!

The Passion of  the Christ movie showing April 16

Movie showing of The Passion of the Christ on April 16th at 3:30 pm at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 3600 Level Village Road, Havre de Grace, MD.  Discussion and a light dinner will be served immediately following.  Childcare will be available.  Please RSVP to 410-734-6432 or kdhower@comcast.net The church’s website is www.hopewellumclevel.com

Free Family Movie Night April 16

Free Family Movie Night at The Arena Club Friday, April 16. Indoor field opens at 6:15 p.m. The movie “Tangled” begins at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome. No outside food or drinks permitted. Refreshments will be available for purchase and proceeds benefit Coalition for a Healthy Maryland. The Arena Club is at 2304 Churchville Rd., Bel Air. 410-734-7300.

Chesapeake Mommies 2nd Annual Vera Bradley/Lonagberger Bingo April 16

Chesapeake Mommies 2nd Annual Vera Bradley/Lonagberger Bingo Saturday, April 16th at Bel Air Moose Lodge on E. Jarrettsville Road in Forest Hill. Doors at 6:00 PM, Bingo begins at 7:00. Tickets are $15.00. Tickets are available NOW!!! We will only be selling 200 and expect to sell out in advance. Indicate # of tickets and make checks payable to The Mommies Network. Please include return address and contact info. Send payment to the following address: CM BINGO c/o Chrystie Smick, 25 Saint Marys Road, Pylesville, MD 21132, or Paypal to crawfie01@aol.com (send as money owed so there are no fees or cover fees please). We are still looking for local business to sponsor basket fillers and door prizes. If you are interested in promoting your business at this event, please contact our Fundraising Manager: Chrystie Smick – chrystie@chesapeakemommies.com or email our Admins atadmin@chesapeakemommies.com. All donations are tax deductible.

Saturday Series – Nature Drawing for the “Non-Artist” at Eden Mill April 16

Eden Mill Nature Center is proud to offer a new program entitled Nature Drawing. It will be offered on Saturdays, 4/16, 5/7 & 5/21 from 1 – 2 pm for ages 6 – adult. The fee is $2/member/session or $4/non- member/session. Join our naturalist and sketch or draw an animal, skull or another natural object. Learn about the objects while creating your masterpiece! Participate in the entire series and have awonderful beginning to a nature journal. We are going to encourage visiting artists to be a part of this series. Pre-registration is required by calling 410-836-3050 or emailing edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com. Visit www.edenmill.org for more information.

Night Hikes at Eden Mill April 16

Eden Mill Nature Center will be offering this program on Saturday, April 16th at 7:00 pm for families. The fee is $3/member or $10/member family of 4, OR $5/non-member. Join us on a guided hike with our naturalist. Learn about night vision and experience hiking on the trails at night-without using a flashlight! You never know what we may see, or hear! Pre-registration IS required by calling 410-836- 3050 or emailing edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com. Visit www.edenmill.org for more information!

Bird Banding at Eden Mill April 16

Bird banding is a universal and indispensable technique for studying the movement, survival and behavior of birds. Eden Mill Nature Center is offering several dates to come and join Mark Johnson and Les Eastman as they band birds. Banding will take place at the Joe Vangrin Memorial Pavilion with intermittent walks to check the nets. The following Bird Banding dates are tentative and weather permitting: Sat., April 16, Fri., April 22, Sun., May 1, Fri., May 6, Fri., May 13, Thurs., May 19, Fri., May 27, and Fri., June 3, 2011 from 7:00 a.m-12:00 p.m from 7 am – 12 noon.

Health & Wellness Showcase April 16

Saturday 1-3pm Health & Wellness Showcase: free nutritional samples and garment fittings. Reshape the outside while reviving your inside.
100-A Waldon Rd Abingdon RSVP 443-760-5624 space is limited

Sunday, April 17

St. Mark Roman Catholic Church’s Lenten Soup Meal April 17

St. Mark’s will host a Lenten Soup Meal in the Msgr. McCall Center on Palm Sunday, April 17th from 6:00 PM—7:15 pm.  Directly following, please join us for an Ecumenical Stations of the Cross at 7:30 pm in the Church.  Your attendance, prayers and donations will go to Catholic Relief Services in order to help the people of Japan. For any additional information, please contact the Parish Office at 410/879-9110 or visit our website at www.saintmarkfallston.org.

Easter Egg-Stravaganza April 17

Easter Egg-Stravaganza from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 17 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.

Meet a real Peter Rabbit at Eden Mill April 17

Eden Mill Nature Center will be offering this course on April 17 from 3:00-4:00 pm for ages 3-7 with an adult. The fee for the course is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. 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. Pre-Registration IS required by calling 410- 836-3050 or emailing edenmillnaturecenter@gmail.com. Visit www.edenmill.org for more information!

West Riding Community Yard Sale April 17

West Riding community area sale Saturday 9-1 rain date Sunday, April 17

Harford County March for Babies April 17

Harford County March for Babies is taking place on Sunday, April 17th at 9 a.m. in Forest Hill, if you would like to participate (registration begins at 8). The March for Babies is the annual fund-raising walk/event for the March of Dimes.

Relay for Life Fundraiser at That Bouncy Place April 17

Heather Johnson, a 38-year-old mother of two who is fighting stage 3 colon cancer, is holding a fundraiser Sunday at That Bouncy Place, 8 Newport Dr., in Forest Hill. Heather will be raising money for her Relay for Life team named “The Tribe.” Here’s the info from her Facebook page: “Please join us for a fundraiser at That Bouncy Place in Forest Hill, MD on Sunday, April 17th from 3:30-4:30 PM. Admission for all who reference the TRIBE is $8.00, of which $2 will be donated to the American Cancer Society in support of my team! If we are able to bring in 25 or more “bouncers”, we will get an extra $1 donation from each admission. Please be sure to reference the TRIBE when signing in!” Heather’s team will be participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event in Fallston on May 14. Click here to visit her Relay for Life Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/notes/heather-davis-johnson/relay-for-life-fundraiser-this-sunday-417-that-bouncy-place-please-join-us/10150215813776499

Coming next …

Ring Factory Destination Imagination fundraiser April 18

We also are having a fundraiser on Monday, April 18th at Chuck E Cheese from 3-9 in addition to Brooms Bloom on Thursday, April 21st.  Anyone who makes a purchase during that timeframe  a portion will be given to the RFE DI team.

North Harford High School Future Farmers of Amercia (FFA) Chapter check presentation ceremony April 19

The America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, supports local farming communities and allows farmers to register to win $2,500 for their favorite community nonprofit organization, such as FFA, 4-H, schools, fire departments and other civic groups. One winner is selected in each of 1,204 eligible counties in 38 states. North Harford High School Future Farmers of Amercia (FFA) Chapter was nominated by David Rutledge and won! A check presentation ceremony will be held at North Harford High on April 19, 2011, during the school’s Tractor Day/Agricultural Heritage Day.

Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway holds 11th annual River Sweep April 23

River Sweep, Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway’s 11th annual volunteer shoreline and roadside clean-up in honor of Earth Day, will take place in Conowingo, Havre de Grace, Perryville and Port Deposit on Saturday, April 23. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the clean-up 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Volunteers for River Sweep 2011 can sign up by visitingwww.hitourtrails.com or calling 410-457-2482. Participants are encouraged to wear old clothes and to bring work gloves.

Longaberger/Vera Bradley bingo April 29

Longaberger/Vera Bradley bingo Friday April 29th at the American Legion 500 N. Hickory Ave. Doors open at 6 and the bingo starts at 7. Tickets are $15.00 each. Children must have a ticket. Food, beer, and cash bar available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased at the American Legion. Questions please call 410-838-2603 or 443-504-3203.

Clear Your Clutter Day Comes to Harford County April 30

On the heels of Earth Day and just in time for spring cleaning, professional organizers Sappari Solutions and Harford Community College (HCC) will host the first annual Clear Your Clutter Day on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The inaugural local event will offer Harford county residents a convenient opportunity to get rid of household clutter in an environmentally-responsible way. For additional information on sponsoring or attending the event, visit www.clearyourclutterday.org.

Fourth Annual boys 2 MEN All Star Basketball Game May 6

The Fourth Annual boys 2 MEN All Star Basketball Game versus the Harford County Sheriff’s Office will be held Friday, May 6, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at Edgewood High School. Alumni from Aberdeen High School, Edgewood High School, Harford Technical High School, Joppatowne High School, Patterson Mill High School and City High School will be playing on the boys 2 MEN team. The Edgewood High School Boosters Club will be running the concession stand, and proceeds generated from the event will go to The Upper Chesapeake Medical Center for the new Cancer Center being built in Bel Air. In addition, pre-game, half-time and post-game entertainment will be provided by the Edgewood Middle School Step Squad, the Edgewood Middle School Band and the Magnolia Middle School Band.

Wheeling at The Highlands School May 7

The Wheeling at The Highlands School 2nd Annual Car Show and Flea Market is Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 9 am – 3 pm. The event includes Vehicle Exhibits, Flea Market, Great Food, Public Safety Exhibits, People’s Choice Voting, Awards Ceremony and a few surprises. It all takes place at The Highlands School, 2409 Creswell Road, Bel Air, MD 21015. For more information, call 410-836-1415 or www.highlandsschool.net

5th grader Jesse Hudler honored as Harford County’s Safety Patroller of the Year May 10

The HCPS Department of Safety & Security has chosen Jesse Hudler, 5th grader at Darlington Elementary School, as Harford County’s Safety Patroller of the Year!  Each year, AAA Mid-Atlantic, sponsor of the Safety Patrol Program for the State of Maryland, asks every county to nominate one student from each school that participates in the program for Safety Patroller of the Year.  The HCPS nominees are sent to the Department of Safety & Security, and one student is selected to represent the County.  A student who exceeds academically, is involved in extracurricular activities and goes above and beyond the call of duty and truly stands out as a leader in safety is selected each year.  Jesse Hudler, along with his parents, a representative from the HCPS Department of Safety & Security and Sgt. Scott Virden from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office are attending a luncheon on May 10, 2011.  Jesse will be honored with other students from across the state.  He will receive a $150 savings bond, a plaque with a mounted gold safety badge and some other goodies, compliments of AAA Mid-Atlantic.  Congratulations, Jesse!

Free Arts & Fun Festival at Bel Air Town Center May 14

The BEL AIR TOWN CENTER announces its First Annual Family Arts & Fun Festival on May 14 — a FREE ARTS AND CRAFTS EVENT, featuring working artists and artisans, craftspeople, face painting, local live musicians, unique creations and live entertainment, plus wonderful food and loads of fun! The Family Arts & Fun Festival is being held at the Bel Air Town Center, located on Rte. 1 at Rte. 24 (behind Chili’s Restaurant), and uses both indoor and outdoor (under a huge tent!) space. Plus, there’s a stage, picnic tables, roving entertainment and more! The entire event benefits Harford Habitat for Humanity, which will be present discussing and describing its mission and accepting contributions. The Festival is Saturday, May 14, 2011, from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is free, and so is parking! The Event is fun for all ages and great for shopping, looking around and having a beautiful day in the spring! For more information call 410-893-1700 or go online to www.belairtowncenter.com. And remember — it’s totally free — unless you buy something!

Science and Mathematics Academy annual celebration and gallery walk of capstone projects May 17

The Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High School will hold its annual celebration and gallery walk of capstone projects on Tuesday, May 17, 2011.  The reception will be held from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. in the school’s media center, followed by the gallery walk from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.  An awards ceremony will conclude the event from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. in the auditorium.  Board members and Superintendent Tomback will bring greetings, and a keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Peter Emanuel, Edgewood Chemical Biological Center’s BioSciences division chief.  In addition to the Science and Mathematics Academy seniors, their families and their research mentors, business leaders from the mentors’ organizations, Aberdeen Proving Ground personnel and Harford County’s elected leaders are expected to attend this special event.

Technology Open House May 24

The North Harford Middle School learning community will be hosting a Technology Open House on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  This event will showcase technology use in the classroom and provide visitors with the opportunity to observe instruction, talk with students and teachers, and even work with some of the equipment.  This is a great opportunity to experience the many ways students benefit from smart-boards, document cameras, graphing calculators, online activities, interactive virtual programs and much, much more! This event is open to parents, care-givers and the community.  For more information, please call the North Harford Middle office at 410-638-3658, or email micah.humbert@hcps.org.

Gallery Walk of Senior Projects May 26

Save the Date for the First Graduating Class of the Biomedical Sciences Program Class of 2011 Gallery Walk of Senior Projects, to be held Thursday, May 26, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Bel Air High School.  The Gallery Walk will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the dining area and the presentation of certificates will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.

Edgewood High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony June 1

Edgewood High School is scheduled to induct 15 alumni, former staff members and community supporters into its newly formed Hall of Fame on June 1, 2011, at 12:50 p.m.  Jointly sponsored by the school and the Edgewood High School Alumni Association, the ‘Hall’ will honor those whose contributions have contributed to the success of the school over its 57 years of existence.  The charter members will be inducted during an afternoon assembly in the school’s auditorium and then be part of the EDHS Class of 2011 commencement ceremonies that evening.  Among those to be inducted are Alumni: Ms. Carol L. Barker (Class of 1960), Mr. Howard K. McComas III (Class of 1961), Mrs. Helen E. Morrison (Class of 1961), US Army Colonel (Retired) Allan S. Ingalls, Jr. (Class of 1962), US Navy Rear Admiral (Retired) Richard B. Porterfield (Class of 1968), Mr. Dudley L. Bradley (Class of 1975), Mr. Charles W. Bradley (Class of 1977), and Dr. Sharon L. Fries-Britt (Class of 1977); Former Staff Members: Mr. Lambert E. “Bud” Coakley (teacher, coach, athletic director), Dr. Earl J. Lightcap, Jr. (principal), Mr. Charles P. “Chuck” Marzen (teacher, coach, guidance counselor), Mr. Paul M. Metzger (teacher, work experience coordinator, coach), Dr. Carl D. Roberts (assistant principal, principal), and Mr. Robert C. Williams (principal); and Community Supporter: Mr. Anthony J. “Tony” Meoli.

Electric Violinist Mark Wood performs with students at Fallston High June 7

Electric Violinist Mark Wood, formerly from Trans Siberian Orchestra, will be returning to Youth’s Benefit Elementary School this year to share his talents and compose the “Electrify Your Strings Orchestra.”  On June 6 and 7, 2011, he will work with the Youth’s Benefit Elementary and Fallston Middle string students to compose an orchestra rock concert that will be performed at Fallston High School on June 7, 2011.  This is always an amazing concert, and Mr. Wood is a wonderful teacher, musician and role model to all students. Mr. Wood is an accomplished musician who has played with Billy Joel, Celine Dion, Lenny Kravitz and Paul McCartney, just to name a few.  Recently, he has been featured on The Today Show, as well as many other local television and radio shows as he tours the United States and performs with young students.

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