Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Town Hall Meeting for Joppa/Edgewood residents, the 2nd annual Clear Your Clutter Day at Harford Community College and a Wine Festival at Harford Day School.
Thursday, April 26
Former Denver Bronco Steve Fitzhugh to speak at Patterson Mill High School rally, April 26
Steve Fitzhugh, former Denver Bronco and one of the top youth speakers in the country, will once again be in Harford County to present one of his Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) school assemblies. A rally will be held by Mr. Fitzhugh on Thursday, April 26 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Patterson Mill High School, located at 85 Patterson Mill Road, in Bel Air. His message will be geared to middle and high-school students, but all are welcome and encouraged to attend. For details: http://bit.ly/IbtWxZ
41st Annual Art Show at Bel Air High School, April 26
Bel Air High School is hosting its 41st Annual Art Show tonight at 7 p.m. at the school, 100 Heighe Street. The artwork featured in the show was selected by the high school art students and awards were given for the best works. For details, visit: http://bit.ly/IekJKx
Cheapeake Cancer Alliance’s first “Nearly New” sale, April 26
Cheapeake Cancer Alliance’s first “Nearly New” sale is at the Bel Air Armory this Thursday, April 26 from 4-8pm, Friday 9-8pm and Saturday 9-2pm. It supports the Cancer Lifenet program at UCHS.
Friday, April 27
Harford County Citizens Police Academy Alumni basket bingo, April 27
The Harford County Citizens Police Academy Alumni is having a basket bingo on Friday April 27th at Fallston Volunteer Fire & Ambulance Company to benefit the Harford County Deputy Sheriff’s Union’s Benevolent Fund. *Tickets are $12 each *Doors open at 6:00PM, games start at 7:00PM *There will be food available for purchase *Raffles, Quickies & a Cash game at the end of the night.
Patterson Mill Middle School presents Seussical Jr., April 27, 28 & 29
Patterson Mill Middle School is presenting Seussical Jr this weekend. tickets are available at the door for $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. It’s a great show for all ages. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm.
Joy Prom at Mountain Christian Church, April 27
After school “Triple Play” bowling at Forest Hill Lanes, April 27
Looking for some after school fun for the kids on Fridays? Try Bel Air News & Views’ sponsor Forest Hill Lanes’ “Triple Play” bowling. Get 3 great things: Bowling from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm including shoe rental, a slice of cheese pizza and a small soft drink all for just $9 a person. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/
Magic the Gathering: Friday Night Magic, April 27
Every Friday Night ..Washington Street Books in Havre de Grace hosts Friday Night Magic. Known for being “Magic the Gathering’s Premier Store in Harford County”. They host Events every Friday starting at 6:00 pm. Washington Street Books is at 131 North Washington Street, Havre de Grace, Everyone is welcome. For more information, visit http://www.washingtonstreetbooksandmusic.com or call 410-939-6215.
Elizabeth Smart to speak at Cherish the Child event at Mountain Christian Church, April 27
(Bel Air, MD) – – The 8th Annual Child Protection event, Cherish the Child, will be held on April 27, 2012 at Mountain Christian Church, located at 1824 Mountain Road in Joppa. The planning committee for the Symposium is honored to announce that Elizabeth Smart will provide the keynote address. The kidnapping survivor, activist for abused children, and ABC News contributor will headline the event; this is the first time Ms. Smart is making an appearance in Maryland to speak about her experiences and promote safety legislation to help prevent abductions. For details, visit http://www.cherishthechildsymposium.com/home
10U Hickory Hornets baseball team BINGO Fundraiser, April 27
Holloway Eye Care & Optique trunk show to benefit Harford Family House, April 27
Holloway Eye Care & Optique is holding its annual trunk show to benefit Harford Family House from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, April 27 at its Havre de Grace office, 2015-C Pulaski Highway. Frames and lenses are 50% off and sunwear is 30% off. Brands include Coach, Banana Republic and A/X. No appointment is necessary. Call 410-939-7717 or visit http://www.hollowayeyecare.com/.
Saturday, April 28
Harford County Sheriff’s Office Town Hall Meeting for Joppa/Edgewood residents, April 28
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is holding a Town Hall Meeting for residents of the Joppa/Edgewood area on Saturday, April 28 at its new Southern Precinct, 1305 Pulaski Highway, at the corner of Routes 152 and 40. The purpose of the meeting is to develop cooperative partnerships within communities and to address community quality of life concerns. Crime statistics and trends will be discussed. The doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9 a.m. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/HUAUsl
Fried chicken dinner at St. Mary’s in Pylesville, April 28
Fried chicken dinner at St. Mary’s in Pylesville 12 to 6 pm. Flea market, bake sale, children’s games. On site parking All you can eatmashed potatoes, chicken, green beans, Cole slaw, iced tea, lemonade, coffee in the dining room, carry out also available.
Saturday night NIGHT STRIKE! bowling at Forest Hill Lanes, April 28
Bel Air News & Views sponsor Forest Hill Lanes’ ROCK ‘N BOWL is now NIGHT STRIKE! Same great program – Saturday nights from 11 pm to 1:30 am! Laser effects, great music, black-light, hot times and fun, fun, fun! Call ahead for lane availability! 410-879-4477 Visit http://www.facebook.com/ForestHillBowl.
EPIC Community Church Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser, April 28
EPIC Community Church is hosting an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Saturday, April 28 to support two local families heading to Nicaragua for missions. The fundraiser is 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Applebee’s at 1225 E. Churchville Rd., Bel Air. The money raised will go toward the purchase of a van to assist the teams traveling to Camp Alegria in Nicaragua. Cost of breakfast is $7 per person. Children under 12 are $5. For event details on Facebook, visit:http://www.facebook.com/events/397198253624306/
Community Health Fair, April 28
Black Youth in Action & InnerCounty Outreach are sponsoring a Community Health Fair Saturday, April 28 at the Aberdeen Boys & Girls Club, 100 East Belair Avenue, Aberdeen. The event is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, visit http://on.fb.me/HcC0h8
Jarrettsville VFW Post 8672 Spring Craft Faire, April 28
Pugs for Pinky fundraiser, April 28
Pugs for Pinky fundraiser.11:00am until 3:00pm Saturday, April 28 at 4 Paws Spa in Forest Hill. All-day, indoor pub event featuring games and contests including best dressed pug in pink, paw painting on bandana’s, raffles, pug-themed shopping and a huge, off-leash pug pen. The first 100 people to arrive will receive goody bags. This event raises money for “Pugs for Pinky,” an organization which assists pug owners with medical costs. 4 Paws Spa and Training is at 121-A Industry Lane in Forest Hill.
2nd annual Clear Your Clutter Day, April 28
The 2nd annual Clear Your Clutter Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Harford Community College. The event hosted by Sappari Solutions and Harford Community College offers a free, one-stop drop for recyclable household goods. Accepted goods include electronics, metal, TV’s, books, clothing, shoes, toys, plastic bags, cell phones, batteries, household goods and more. Free paper shredding will be available on-site. A prize will be awarded for the strangest item dropped off. Everyone who participates in a pre-contest scavenger hunt will be entered into a prize drawing and goody bags will be given to the first 300 cars to arrive. The event benefits the Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna and local non-profits including Goodwill and SARC. Each attendee is allowed one carload to be dropped off at Harford Community College Entrance 4, Fallston Parking Lot, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. For more information about Clear Your Clutter Day, visit www.clearyourclutterday.org.
St. Mark Roman Catholic Church Flea Mart & Flower Sale, April 28
Don’t Miss the St. Mark Flea and Flower Market Saturday, April 28, 2012. Rain or Shine. Join us at the St. Mark Parking Lot from 8AM – 2PM. Vendor tables are still available for $20 – Contact the parish office. Clean out your attic and basement. Earn some spending money for yourself OR donate the items for St. Mark to sell and help support the parish. Beautify your garden with the hanging baskets and planters available for sale. Breakfast and Lunch will be available from Cowboy Eats Catering
Sunday, April 29
P. A. L. Day at Annie’s Playground, April 29
Bring your pet to Annie’s Playground Sunday, April 29 for P. A. L. Day, Girl Scout Troop 139’s Silver Award Project. The troop will be educating the community about choosing and taking care of pets with booths for each animal full of facts and fun activities. Local businesses are participating as well and donations will be collected to support the Harford County Humane Society. P.A.L. Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the playground in Edgeley Grove Park, 864 Smith Lane in Fallston.
Wine Festival at Harford Day School, April 29
Wine Festival at Harford Day School April 29th. Tickets are $40 in advance/$50 at the door and may be purchased at Harford Day School (Advancement Office), or at Ronnie’s Beverage in Forest Hill. More than 120 wines to taste + beer from DuClaw and Evolution Craft Brewing Co. Silent auction and lite fare. Call Donna Decker at 410-809-2402 for more information.
Bel Air Community Chorus Spring Spectacular “Sing!!,” April 29
The Bel Air Community Chorus presents its Spring Spectacular “Sing!!” at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at the Bel Air High School Performing Arts Center. The concert features songs from “West Side Story,” “The Sound of Music,” “Tangled,” Disney classics and more. Admission is free. For more information, contact Liz Glass at 443-752-6555 or visit www.baccsings.weebly.com.
Children’s Mental Health Awareness fair, April 29
A Children’s Mental Health Awareness fair is scheduled noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Tydings Park in Havre De Grace. It will feature games, scavenger hunts, face painting mural making and more. Donations of gas cards are appreciated and will benefit St. Vincent’s Villa Therapeutic Group Home and the families they serve.
Young Parent’s Group meeting at Fallston Presbyterian Church, April 29
Fallston Presbyterian Church has begun a Young Parent’s Group Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in the downstairs Conference Room. We are having great fun learning how to raise and grow our children in faith and fellowship. Sunday school is available for all ages during the same time as well as child care for infants and toddlers. Worship follows at 10:30 am with contemporary and traditional music. All are welcome!!
Craft/vendor show at Joppa/Magnolia Fire Dept., April 29
Craft/vendor show at Joppa/Magnolia Fire Dep’t this Sunday 4/29 from 1-4. Come out and support 20 plus hard working Harford Co chicks.
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Fire prevention program benefit at Pat’s Pizzeria, April 30
The Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a benefit for the fire prevention program from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 30 at Pat’s Pizzeria, 1961 Pulaski Hwy., Edgewood. The fire prevention program will receive 20% of the net sales during the benefit on walk-ins, deliveries and carry-outs. Coupons will be available at the door.
Autism Fundraiser at area Chick-fil-A’s, April 30
Eat at any of several area Chick-fil-A restaurants Monday between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. and 20% of the sales will go to support Pathfinders for Autism, the Howard, Harford, and Baltimore County Autism Society, and the Zepp Foundation. Click on the link to print out the flyer and present it when you make your purchase. http://on.fb.me/IiIOQM
Exploration Art School art show to benefit Harford County Autism Society, May 4
Subtle Rebellion Salon + Gallery is hosting an art show to benefit the Harford County Autism Society from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 4 at the gallery, 3007A Emmorton Rd. Abingdon. The art show will feature the work of the talented 5- to 17-year-old students of Exploration Art School. A donation of $5 will be requested at the door. For more information about Exploration Art School, visit www.explorationartschool.com.
Bel Air HS Band Boosters Swing Dance, May 5
On Saturday, May 5, 2012 the Bel Air HS Band Boosters will be sponsoring a Swing Dance, featuring the Bel Air High School Jazz Ensemble as the evenings performers. This event is open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. with an hour of free professional Swing Dance lessons and the dance runs from 7-10 p.m.Tickets are $20.00 per person, advance purchase only. Tickets may be purchased through Music and Arts in the Festival Shopping Center or from any Bel Air High School Band student. For more information, you may contact Mr. Anthony Domenico, BAHS Director of Bands at email@example.com.
“Bark & Wine” at Fiore Winery to benefit Fallston Animal Rescue Movement, May 5
Best Friends Fur Ever is sponsoring a “Bark & Wine” event to benefit the Fallston Animal Rescue Movement (F.A.R.M.) from noon to 4 p.m. May 5 at the Fiore Winery, 3026 Whiteford Rd. in Pylesville. Tickets are $15. Event includes wine tastings, food, live music, games, puppy prizes and raffles. Limited seating is available. Bring blankets and chairs. Please RSVP by May 4 to (410) 671-7529.
John Archer School’s May Day Celebration, May 5
Come to John Archer School’s May Day Celebration, Saturday, May 5th 100 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air from 9am – 2pm (Rain or Shine) Admission is Free –Featuring Crafts, Plants, Awesome Silent Auction until 1:00pm, Children’s Games, Book Fair, Food and More! Proceeds Benefit Students with Special Needs
Harford County AAUW’s Food Fight, May 7
The American Association of University Women is hosting a “Food Fight” fundraiser May 7 to support its scholarship fund. This year’s event is 6:30 p.m. at the Harford Community College’s Student Center patio. Chefs from Pairings Bistro, Bruce Bitner’s, Manor Tavern and Laurrapin Grille will compete for awards before a panel of VIP judges. Tickets to watch are $7 for adults, $5 for students and $20 for families of four or more. For tickets, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Co. quarter auction, May 11
The Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Co. is having a quarter auction Friday, May 11 to benefit the fire prevention program. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Paddles are two for $5. Vendors include Thirty-One Gifts, Avon, Pampered Chef, Tastefully Simple, Mia Bella Candles, Longaberger and Scentsy. The Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Co. is at 1403 Old Mountain Road South in Joppa.
Racing to Feed the Hungry Daily 5K Run, May 12
Ames United Methodist Church is hosting the 4th Annual 5K Run & 2K Walk Racing to Feed the Hungry Daily on May 12. Runners start at 8 a.m. and walkers start at 9 a.m. at Annie’s Playground in Fallston. Pre-race day registration packets can be picked up 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 11 at Charm City Run in Bel Air. Participants are asked to bring at least one canned good to benefit the Harford Food Bank. Register by April 15 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Click here for registration information: http://bit.ly/HjkKdI
U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency End of Operations celebration, May 17
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) marked the end of its stockpile operations, destroying nearly 90 percent of the United States’ declared chemical agent stockpile. Destroying the stockpile safely and on schedule is a major achievement for CMA and its systems contractors. A formal ceremony will take place on May 17, 2012, at 2 p.m., at the Chemical Demilitarization Training Facility (CDTF) on Aberdeen Proving Ground (Edgewood Area), Md. The event recognizes this achievement for CMA and the workforce. It is open to Aberdeen Proving Ground’s workforce. http://bit.ly/IRjlwd
Yard and bake sale to benefit firefighter, May 19 & 20
The Fallston Volunteer Fire Company is hosting a yard and bake sale May 19 & 20 to benefit Washington, D.C. firefighter Anthony Pumilia who is at Johns Hopkins Hospital fighting a brain tumor. He’s had four surgeries since August of last year and has a long road ahead of him. The yard and bake sale is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19 and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20 at Fallston Volunteer Fire Company, 2201 Carrs Mill Road. All proceeds go to support the Pumilia family. The organizers of the fundraiser are accepting any type of donations for the yard sale, but they has that large items be dropped off closer to the yard sale date. Donations can be dropped off at 1310 Ipswich Dr., Bel Air. Please contact Jessica at Nannyjessica@comcast.net or 443-910-5374 to schedule a drop off time.
Port City Bass Anglers 8th annual kids fishing festival and reel kids casting event at Bynum Run Park, June 9
Port City Bass Anglers will hold its 8th annual kids fishing festival and reel kids casting event at Bynum Run Park in Churchville Rd in Bel Air, Md. At this event junior anglers will participate in a tournament and have a fun day of fishing that will be split into two age groups from 5 yrs old thru 15 yrs old. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM at the park entrance. The event will take place from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. The members of Port City will assist each youth in the competition. Prizes and trophies will be given out to the youth at the end of the event. There will be free food and drinks for all registered participants and their guardians. It’s a fun time enjoyed by all and we encourage you to bring your kids out for this free, fun day, a great time well spent with your kids!! Last year’s event drew over 100 Kids from the area. We have had as many as 280 in one day. Any additional literature or assistance is greatly appreciated. In the last 8 years, through donations, we have been able to supply over 100 fishing rod/reel combinations as door prizes each year and other awards. Port City Bass Anglers is a member the Maryland Chapter of the FLW/TBF
Joppatowne High School to host Cyber Camp, July 9-20
Joppatowne High School will host Cyber Camp July 9-20, 2012. This two-week experience provides hands-on activities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and the field of cybersecurity. Attendees will learn and apply basic concepts of programming, forensics, cryptography and program management. The program is open to current 9-12 grade HCPS students and is limited to the first 20 students registered. The deadline for registration is June 1, 2012. Click here for more information.
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