Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (April 29-May 1)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include Clear Your Clutter Day at Harford Community College on Saturday, Rock the House benefit at Looney’s for Habitat for Humanity and the 3rd annual Fallston Duathlon at Annie’s playground both on Sunday. If there’s anything I missed, just let me know at

Friday, April 29

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.

Taming of the Shrew at C. Milton Wright April 29 & April 30

Performance of Taming of the Shrew 7 pm Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30 at C. Milton Wright High School.

Saturday, April 30

Art at the Library April 30-May 6

The Harford Artists Association presents Art at the Library April 30 through May 6. A reception is scheduled noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Show hours are Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Mon. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tues. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thur. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show is being held in the second floor meeting room at the Bel Air Library, 100 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Bel Air, Md.

Children’s Gardening at Anita Leight Estuary Center April 30

Children’s Gardening noon – 1 pm Saturday, April 30 at 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:

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

Bel Air Farmer’s Market April 3o

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, visit

Sunshine Kids Yard Sale fundraiser April 30

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

Multi-family Community Yard Sale April 30

HUGE Multi-family Community Yard Sale in Holly Woods, Burnt Hill Trail, Aberdeen MD 21001. Sat.  4/30 8:00am- 1 pm. Electronics, furniture, baby items, toys and more!

Seven Trails Community Yard Sale April 30

Community yard sale at the Seven Trails community on Route 7. It is Saturday, April 30th from 8-12. Our development is right after the Hollywoods development on Route 7.

Oak Mill Drive Yard Sale April 30

Yard Sale 8 a.m. to noon 707 Oak Mill Drive, Abingdon. Look no more, baby gear galore! Fisher Price Nature’s Touch Papasan swing, Fisher Price My Little Lamb Papasan swing, Bundle Me Cover, two turquoise Bumbo’s w/tray, two Fisher Price aquarium Take Along swings, Boppy bouncy chair (pink), Boppy bouncy chair (blue), two Boppy pillows with cover, Playmat, two crib wedge positioners, crib incline wedge, Graco Snug Ride car seat (Delaney), Graco Snug Ride car seat (Windsor),  Baby Bjorn, Graco walker, Fisher Price aquarium bouncy seat, Fisher Price Jumperoo, and more. For more information, call (410) 515-5671.

Sunday, May 1

Rock the House benefit at Looney’s for Habitat for Humanity May 1

Habitat for Humanity is hosting a Rock the House benefit at Looney’s, 312 S. Main St., in Bel Air on May 1. The event benefits Harford Habitat for Humanity and includes live music and raffles. Cost is $10. Children 10 and under get in free. Hours are 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the bands include Cryin’ Out Loud, Fiction 20 Down, Under the Covers, Walk-ins Welcome, The New Romance, Hot Tub Limo.

3rd annual Fallston Duathlon at Annie’s playground May 1

3rd annual Fallston Duathlon at Annie’s playground on Sunday, May 1. Portion of the proceeds benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Register online at m.

Rabies clinic May 1

Health Department’s $5 per animal Rabies Clinic May 1st from 2-4 at fire houses in Joppa, Aberdeen, Jarrettsville and Darlington. m for details.

Fallston Volunteer Fire Company Bingo May 1

Cash Bingo at the Fallston Volunteer Fire Company on Carrs Mill Road Sunday, May 1. Proceeds benefit fire company. Doors open at 11am. Games start at 1pm. Food and drinks for sale.

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2011 Outstanding Scholar Dinner May 4

The 2011 Outstanding Scholar Dinner, hosted by the Harford County Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly, will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at 6:00 p.m.  This event honors the top five graduating students in Harford County public and private schools.  For more information, please contact Delegate Impallaria’s office at 410-841-3334.

Spring Art Show May 5th to June 26th

Spring Art Show at Harford Artist Gallery, 503 Churchville Rd, Bel Air. May 5th to June 26th Thurs & Friday 1-6, Sat 12-6, Sun 12-4. 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:

Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s First Fridays May 6

Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s First Fridays event from 5-8pm Friday, May 6th at 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:

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

Andy Schmidt’s Fundraiser May 9

Andy Schmidt’s Fundraiser Monday, May 9 at 5:00pm at Brooms Bloom Dairy. We are having a fundraiser for our dear friend whose house burned down over a month ago. He is still in Bayview …Burn Center at Johns Hopkins. Please come out and buy dinner and ice cream. Proceeds go to help Andy Schmidt rebuild his house. He has been one of the longest participants at the Bel Air Farmer’s Market and is a wonderful man. His house built in 1865 burned down to the ground.

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!

HCPS Nurse of the Year Spring Dinner May 12

The Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) Nurse of the Year spring dinner will be held Thursday, May 12, 2011, at 6:00
p.m. at the Bayou Restaurant in Havre de Grace. The School Nurse of the Year will be announced at this event.

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 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.

13th Annual Student Service Learning Stars Celebration May 18

On May 18, 2011, HCPS will hold the 13th Annual Student Service Learning Stars Celebration, which recognizes students, teachers and community members for outstanding participation in service learning activities.  Recipients, who were nominated by their schools, will be recognized for their commitment and enthusiasm with service learning projects inside and outside the classroom.  The celebration will be held at the Amoss Center, Harford Technical High School, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

AMC 12th Annual Private Garden Tour May 22

AMC 12th Annual Private Garden Tour May 22 11 am to 5 pm May 22nd. 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:

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

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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