Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Sept. 1-4)


Things to do around Bel Air this Labor Day Weekend include the Bel Air New Car Dealers Annual New Car Show & Sale, SARC Maryland’s 2ndAnnual Rising Above It Balloon Festival Family Fun Day and the 2nd annual Dominator 5/10 K Walk & Run to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Thursday, Sept. 1

Bel Air New Car Dealers Annual New Car Show & Sale, Sept. 1 – 5

Bel Air News & Views sponsor Bel Air New Car Dealers Annual New Car Show & Sale returns to Festival at Bel Air shopping center this Labor Day weekend. Look for the familiar inflatable “King Kong.” Dealers have agreed to donate a portion of every sale to Harford Family House. Hours are Thursday, September 1, from 5 pm – 9 pm; Friday, September 2, from 10 am – 9 pm; Saturday, September 3, from 10 am – 9 pm; Sunday, September 4 
(the dealers won’t be there, but you’re invited to check out all the cars!) and Labor Day Monday, September 5, from 10 am – 5 pm. Here are the details:

Edgewood Farmer’s Market, Sept. 1

The Edgewood Farmer’s Market will be open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Thursday at the Edgewood MARC Train Station, 2122 Old Edgewood Road. For more information about the Edgewood Farmer’s Market, call (443) 250-5443.

Friday, Sept. 2

Friday Night Hike at Rocks State Park, Sept. 2

Friday Night Hike at Rocks State Park. meet at the Park Office at 6:30 p.m. Park admission is $2 per person for Maryland residents and $3 per person for non residents.  Join park staff for a heart-pumping hike to the spectacular views of the King and Queen seat. For ages 14 and older.

Main Street Tower Restaurant’s Country Night, Sept. 2

Every Friday Night is Country Night at Main Street Tower Restaurant, 29 S. Main St. in downtown Bel Air. DJ CHOL spins country mash-ups, linedances, southern rock…. all with some good hip hop undertones and fast-paced rhythm on the restaurant’s rooftop deck. There is no cover charge for the event that takes place from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. For more information, see the event’s page on Facebook:

Saturday, Sept. 3

Bel Air Farmer’s Market, Sept. 3

Bel Air Farmer’s Market 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

Havre de Grace Farmer’s Market, Sept. 3

The Havre de Grace Farmer’s Market hours are 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday. The market is in downtown Havre de Grace on Pennington Avenue through October. For more information, all (443) 250-5443.

Free wine tasting at Savona in Bel Air, Sept. 3

Savona, 2 North Main St., Bel Air,  has a free wine tasting from 12-3 every Saturday.

2nd annual Dominator 5/10K walk & run Sept. 3

The 2nd annual Dominator 5/10 K Walk & Run to raise money for childhood cancer research is scheduled Sept. 3. The race supports the D.O. Believe Foundation, created in memory of Dominic Manuel Osorio, a 7-year-old Bel Air boy, who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2009. The 5K starts at 8 a.m. and the 10 K starts at 9 p.m. at Blue Dot Services, 125 Industry Lane in Forest Hill. Cost for the 5K is $25 if you pre-register adn $30 on race day. Cost for the 10K is $30 if you pre-register and $35 on race day. All participants receive a race shirt and gift bag and prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers. To participate or be a sponsor,

SARC Maryland’s 2ndAnnual Rising Above It Balloon Festival Family Fun Day, Sept. 3

The 2ndAnnual Rising Above It Balloon Festival Family Fun Day, noon to 7 p.m., Saturday September 3, at the Harford County Equestrian Center, 608 North Tollgate Road in Bel Air. Tickets are $5 per person; kids 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the gate.

Harford Artists Gallery Show, Sept. 3

Harford Artists Gallery Show at Rockfield Manor from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Includes a wine and cheese reception for the September/October show.

Astronomy Open House, Sept. 3

Astronomy Open House at the Harford County Observatory at Harford Community College, 7 p.m. Sept. 3. Park at Harford Technical High Schoool. For details, visit or call 410-836-7285.

Sunday, Sept. 4

Crab Feast at Havre de Grace American Legion Post , 501 St. John St., from 2 to 6 p.m. Cost is $30. Feast includes Maryland steamed crabs, Maryland crab soup, steamed corn on the cob, hot dogs, sauerkraut, barbecue chicken, , tap beer, teced tea, music, games, raffles nd door prizes.

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MOPS Chick-Fil-A fundraiser, Sept. 8

MOPS Chick-Fil-A fundraiser 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 8. We are having a MOPS Chick-Fil-A fundraising night at the 408 Constant Friendship Blvd. restaurant as a way to get out and be seen. It should be a fun family night so bring the hubby and kids… Friends too. We make a proceed on sales when anyone presents the attached flyer when ordering. Click here for a copy of the flyer: WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GIVE OUT FLYERS ON THE PREMISE THE NIGHT OF, SO BRING IT WITH YOU. The more support we have the more money we make, the more money we make, the more activites we can have at little or no cost to moms. Thanks for supporting us.

Rally Day, Sept. 11 Begins New Year at Good Shepherd

Join us Rally Day Sunday, Sept. 11, when we begin a new church and Sunday school year at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1515 Emmorton Road, Bel Air! Services return to the 8 and 11 a.m. schedule, with Cross Walk contemporary services on the second and fifth Sundays of the month at 11 a.m., and a “bridge” service on the fourth Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. Sunday school begins a new year at 9:30 a.m. with classes for children age two (with a parent) through grade 12. Adult discussion and education opportunities are also available at 9:30 a.m., including information about our many ministries and programs. Coffee social between services. Professionally staffed child care is available during services for infants and little ones through age four in our Cribbery. For more information, call (410) 838-8081 or visit

Applause of Bel Air Baton class registration, Sept. 15 & 19

Applause of Bel Air Baton class registration starts Thursday, September 15, and Monday, September 19, 6 to 8 pm, at the McFaul Center, 525 W. McPhail Rd., Bel Air MD (behind the MVA). For details, visit

Greater Maryland Bike4BreastCancer Ride!, Sept. 17

Greater Maryland Bike4BreastCancer Ride! Saturday, September 17 · 7:00am – 10:00am at Oak Grove Baptist Church Parking Lot, 2106 E Churchville Rd, Bel Air. It is our goal to join together and offer breast cancer patient/survivors our support in having a better life today as well as in the future. Your participation and contributions do not go towards research and development but they do go directly to those who need our help and support in our own community. Please join us for a day of fellowship, community, and fitness.

Barrage concert at Patterson Mill High School, Sept. 22

Don’t miss your last chance to see the world famous string group, Barrage, perform September 22, 2011, at Patterson Mill High School at 7:00 p.m. It will be a two-hour concert. Select students from Fallston High School and Patterson Mill High school will have the opportunity to perform a selection with Barrage. Tickets will be pre-sold for $15 general admission. Please contact Shane Jensen for tickets or questions at 410-638-4640 or

NEMKC 3rd Annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day, Sept. 25

Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club 3rd Annual Responsible Dog Ownership Day on Sunday, September 25 · 12:00pm – 4:00pm at the Petsmart Abingdon parking lot, 412 Constant Friendship Blvd. Abingdon. Responsible Dog Ownership Day is a day for all responsible dog owners to come together and celebrate their dogs. There will be tons of activities, information, demonstrations, raffles, pictures, food, and drink. Come and enjoy the day! Well behaved pets are welcome! Admission is FREE! NEMKC is also running a Heart and Eye Clinic in conjunction with this event.​dog-own-2011.html

Dr. Jacqueline C. Haas HCPS Educator Hall of Fame induction, Sept. 26

During the Board of Education meeting on Monday, September 26, 2011, Dr. Jacqueline C. Haas will be posthumously inducted into the HCPS Educator Hall of Fame for her 36-year tenure with HCPS as a dedicated special education teacher, helping teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent. The induction ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Board room at the A.A. Roberty Building. In addition, the ceremony and Board meeting will be aired via live stream on the school system website at The “live stream” link can be found in the Board box in the lower right-hand corner of the homepage,

Grand opening of Southampton’s Ben Carson Reading Room, Sept. 28

Southamption Middle School will celebrate the grand opening of its Ben Carson Reading Room on September 28, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.

Annual Sustainable School Construction Workshop, Sept. 29

HCPS, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, will host the Annual Sustainable School Construction Workshop on Thursday, September 29, 2011, at Joppatowne High School. The workshop begins at 8:00 a.m. and will feature live demonstrations, exhibits/vendors and light refreshments. For more information on the workshop, including the agenda and how to register, click here:

Education After High School College Fair, Oct. 11

HCPS presents the Education After High School College Fair, to be held Tuesday, October 11, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Edgewood High School. Area parents and students in all grade levels are invited to attend and meet representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities. Parking for parents and students will be available at Edgewood High, Edgewood Middle and Deerfield Elementary schools. For more information, please contact Laura Wade at

Elise’s Honor  fundraiser to support First Candle, Oct. 15

Kelly Tagliaferri, whose daughter was stillborn in 2009, is working to bring awareness of pregnancy loss with an October fundraiser to support First Candle – a national voluntary health organization uniting parents, caregivers, and researchers nationwide with government, business and community service groups to advance fetal and infant health and survival. The event called Elise’s Honor, in remembrance of Kelly’s daughter, is 5:30 to 8:30 Saturday, Oct. 15 at MacGregor’s Restaurant, 331 St. John St., Havre de Grace. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children age 3-10 and free for children under 3. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Davey B from ProProductions DJ. The event includes food, drinks, dessert, cash bar, raffles and auctions. For tickets or more information, contact Kelly Tagliaferri at 410-452-8628 or

Harford Veterans Day Celebration, Nov. 10 & 11

We will be celebrating Harford Veterans this Fall on November 10th and 11th a celebration is planned to recognize a strong tradition by inviting the public to participate in a two day event at the Bel Air Armory 39-41 N. Main Street in Bel Air…..

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