Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (April 6-8)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Passion Play at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Friday, several Easter egg hunts and the annual Elkridge-Harford Hunt Point-to-Point steeplechase in Monkton on Saturday.

Friday, April 6

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church’s annual Passion Play, April 6

Joppa, MD – Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will be presenting its annual Passion Play, “Had it not been for a man called Jesus”. The play is a dramatic presentation depicting the trialsuffering and death of Jesus Christ. In its 18th year, the Passion Play promises to be memorable. Trinity’s Lead Pastor, Paul Austin encourages everyone to attend. “The Passion tells the story of the days leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, followed by his resurrection and ascension into heaven. This will change your life forever!” Child care will be provided (up to age 4) for the presentation. The event is free of charge and all are welcome! Good Friday, April 6, 2012, 7:00PM. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1100 Philadelphia Road Joppa, MD 21085, For more information, please call 410-679-4000,

Leslie Avenue band to perform at The Main Street Tower, April 6

The classic and modern rock band, Leslie Avenue, will be performing Friday, April 6 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Main Street Tower, 29 S. Main St., Bel Air.

Saturday, April 7

Plumpton Park Zoo Easter Egg Hunt, April 7

Easter Egg Hunt — Saturday, April 7 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. April 7 at Plumpton Park Zoo, 1416 Telegraph Rd., Rising Sun. For more information, visit

Easter Egg Hunt at Hawks Hill Creamery, April 7

Easter Egg Hunt at Hawks Hill Creamery, Saturday April 7th Open at noon, hunts begin at 1. Three different age group hunts for ages 1 to 12, tickets to hunt are $1, please bring your own basket. We’ll have hayrides, petting zoo, face painting, crafts, ice cream and food, and other surprises. Located at 805 Highland Rd, Street, Md, 21154. See or like us on facebook for more details.

Easter egg hunt and breakfast at Calvary Baptist Church, April 7

Easter egg hunt and community-wide pancake breakfast at Calvary Baptist Church 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 7. This free event will be held rain or shine. Calvary Baptist Church is at 206 E. Courtland Place, Bel Air.

Havre de Grace Recreation Committee’s Easter Egg hunt at Tydings Park, April 7

Havre de Grace Recreation Committee’s Easter Egg hunt at Tydings Park at noon April 7. Bring your family and enjoy a spectacular Easter Egg Hunt! Don’t be late, race starts promptly at noon! Spnsored by the HdG Recreation Committee. Price: Free. Phone: 410-939-6724.

Easter egg hunt at the Storage Facility in Joppa, April 7

FREE Easter Egg Hunt with $25 gift cards in “special eggs”…at the Storage Facility in Joppa and Hickory..this there early…10am..hunts are in age categories….Easter Bunny will be there and FREE Easter Bunny Face Painting by Bambini Family Entertainment, Inc.!

Antique Postcard Fair at the Havre de Grace Community Center, April 7

Antique Postcard Fair 9am- 4pm April 7 at the Havre de Grace Community Center, 100 Lagaret Lane, Havre de Grace. Antique Postcard Fair with dealers from around the world, family friendly and free appraisals! Admission is $3. Phone: 410-939-0999.

Elkridge-Harford Hunt Point-to-Point steeplechase in Monkton, April 7

The annual Elkridge-Harford Hunt Point-to-Point steeplechase will be held at Atlanta Hall Farm, at 2933 Pocock Road in Monkton April 7. Gates open at noon and post time is 1:30 p.m. Cost is $50 to park. For questions concerning advanced parking purchases, please call 410-404-7071 or email For more information, visit

Sunday, April 8

Havre de Grace United Methodist Church’s Easter Sunrise Service, April 8

Havre de Grace United Methodist Church will hold an Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. April 8 in Tydings Park.

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“Titanic: The Musical” April 12-14

The Bel Air High School Drama Company will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster by presenting “Titanic: The Musical” on April 12-14, 2012. This production marks the largest production in the group’s 23 year history with over 70 cast members plus an additional 30 people working backstage. Show times are 7:00 p.m. on April 12-13, with a 1:00 p.m. matinee performance on April 14th. Saturday night’s presentation will begin at 8:15 p.m. and is timed so that during the performance, the ship will strike the iceberg at 9:40 p.m. – the exact time of the collision 100 years prior. All tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. In addition, the Drama Company will be hosting a Titanic dinner event on Saturday night prior to the show. The dinner will include menu items from the final meal aboard the ship, and will be catered by Sterling Caterers of Jarrettsville, MD. Cast members will be in attendance in character (including passengers, officers and the Captain). Combination tickets for dinner and the show will be $35 and only sold in advance. For more information, contact Chuck Bowden at 410-638-4600.

2012 All-County Concert, April 12

You are cordially invited to attend the last 2012 All-County Concert. The young musicians in these series of concerts represent the best that HCPS has to offer, and each concert promises to be an exciting experience. The final All-County High School Jazz Concert will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at Patterson Mill High School. The concert is open to the public and free of charge.

Multi-Vendor Bingo at Bel Air Moose Lodge, April 13

Multi-Vendor Bingo at 7 p.m. Friday April 13th at the Bel Air Moose Lodge, 310 E Jarrettsville Rd., Forest Hill. Prizes from Vera Bradley, Thirty-One bags, Miche Bags, Tastefully Simple, The Pampered Chef, Wine Shop at Home and MORE! Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Food and drink, chinese auction, 50/50, door prizes are available.Buy your tickets early and save! Proceeds benefit Moose Charities. Call 443-686-0335 for more details.

Harford County Department of Community Services presents early childhood resource fair: The Early Years Expo, April 14

The Harford County Department of Community Services Local Management Board, in collaboration with the Early Childhood Roundtable, is seeking vendors for The Early Years Expo, an early childhood resource fair which will be held Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 9:00 1:00 p.m. at Abingdon Elementary School, 399 Singer Road in Abingdon. For details, visit:

Kite Day at Rockfield Park, April 14

Kite Day is coming up Saturday, April 14. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rockfield Park, 501 Churchville Rd. next to Rockfield Manor. The Town of Bel Air and the APG Federal Credit Union sponsor this event that celebrates National Kite Month. Admission is free. Bring a kite.

St. Francis de Sales Pre-K is hosting its 1st Annnual Touch-A-Truck event, April 14

St. Francis de Sales Pre-K is hosting its 1st Annnual Touch-A-Truck event for children from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Children will be allowed to touch, climb on and ask questions about a variety of trucks scheduled to be on site for the event including Hazmat DECON vehicles, a tractor trailer, police vehicles, construction vehicles, a tow truck, and monster off-road Jeeps. Bring your favorite stuffed animal to be examined by the Homeward Bound Mobile Veterinary Services and grab lunch at the Flippin’ Pizza truck. Admission is $5 per child and the event will be held rain or shine. St. Franis de Sales is at 1450 Abingdon Rd., Abingdon. For more information, contact

12-hour garage sale fundraiser in Fallston, April 14

Fallston, Md. – Team GP 2012 will host a 12-hour garage sale fundraiser to support the 4th Annual 24 Hours of Booty Columbia benefittingLIVESTRONG and the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The garage sale will take place from 7 AM to 7 PM on Saturday, April 14 at 2033 Fallsgrove Way, Fallston, Md. 21047.

1st annual Bull Roast for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, April 15

The 1st annual Bull Roast for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is 4pm-8pm April 15 at the Richlin ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road,  Edgewood. Tickets are $35.00 a person or $300 for a table of 10. full buffet with beer and wine included. Featuring a DJ from DJ delights. All proceeds go to the leukemia and lymphoma society. Please contact Meagan Bohlen for tickets and information at, (410) 322-8141.

Hays House Museum Presents “Medical Care in the 18th Century Quaker Community,” April 15

Visit the Hays House Museum on Sunday, April 15 at 1 p.m. and explore the health issues and illnesses that plagued 18th century women and children. See a display of historic medical equipment and find out about herbal medicines, midwifery practices, and Quaker contributions to medicine, surgery, and dentistry. Your guide to the fascinating art and mystery of medical practices and theories of the time is Nancy Webster, a Past Masters history interpreter who has studied 18th century domestic life and Quaker material culture for more than 40 years. This special event is the second of four Preserving our Past presentations organized by the Hays House Museum volunteers to engage visitors in discussions about our ancestors’ everyday lives. The Hays House Museum is located at 324 Kenmore Avenue in Bel Air. Admission to this special event is $5.00/adults and $3.00/students and seniors. For more information about the Hays House Museum and this event, please e-mail or call the Historical Society at 410-838-7691.


C. Milton Wright High School Band Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, April 18

The C. Milton Wright High School Band will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 18th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm in the school cafeteria. The menu includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad, bread, beverage, and dessert.  The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for students/children. Proceeds will benefit the new uniform fund for this rapidly growing band program.

Trinity Lutheran Church showing of movie “The Grace Card,” April 20

Trinity Lutheran Church in Joppa invites you to experience the movie, THE GRACE CARD Friday, April 20, Sunday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 25. Everything can change in an instant, and take a lifetime to unravel. When Mac McDonald loses his son in an accident, years of bitterness and pain erode his love for his family leaving him angry with God and everyone else. Can Mac and his patrol partner Sam help one another when it’s impossible to look past their differences—especially the most obvious one? Offer THE GRACE CARD … and never underestimate the power of God’s love. The film stars Michael Joiner, Michael Higgenbottom and Louis Gossett Jr. The Friday showing starts at 6 p.m. and pizza will be available at $1 per slice. There are two Sunday showings at 10 a.m. and again at noon. Coffee and bagels will be available. Wednesday’s showing starts at 7 p.m. The film is offered free of charge. All are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be available. Please register at For more information, please contact Wendy Keenan at 410.679.4000 x129 or via email Trinity Lutheran will also be hosting a 4-week sermon series based on the film. Trinity Lutheran Church is at 1100 Philadelphia Road.

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

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

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

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

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:

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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