Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (May 23-26)



Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include Looney’s Pub taking donations for Oklahoma tornado victims through Sunday, the Farmer’s Markets in Bel Air and Havre de Grace on Saturday and Memorial Day ceremonies in Bel Air and Havre de Grace.

Thursday, May 23

Looney’s Pub accepting donations for The American Red Cross through May 26

Looney’s Pub will be helping victims of the Oklahoma tornado by accepting donations for The American Red Cross through Sunday. Looney’s will match all donations up to $250. It will be accepting donations at all its locations. Checks can be made out to The American Red Cross. Credit card donations can also be made. Looney’s Pub in Bel Air is at 312 S. Main St.

Saturday, May 25

Bel Air Farmers Market, May 25

The Bel Air Farmers Market has opened for the season in the parking lot of the Mary Risteau Courthouse off of Thomas Street and S. Bond Street. Hours are is between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday. For details, visit:


Havre de Grace Farmers Market, May 25

The Havre de Grace Farmers Market, sponsored by Havre de Grace Main Street, is 9am-12noon on Saturdays. We are working with so many awesome vendors to bring all their freshness right here to Pennington Avenue Saturdays now through October! Watch for some really great products! See you Saturday for Fresh!!!

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Town of Bel Air Memorial Day ceremony, May 27

The Town of Bel Air Government and American Legion are hosting an Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27th, 1030am-12pm at the Shamrock Park amphitheater. It will feature patriotic music and a few local speakers.

Memorial Day observances in Havre de Grace, May 27

A Memorial Day observances will be held in Havre de Grace at 9 a.m. at Angel Hill Cemetery and at 11 a.m. at Tydings Memorial Park.

2013 Harford Education Leadership Conference, May 29

An Educational Leadership Conference sponsored by Harford Community College, Harford Business Roundtable for Education and the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Wednesday, May 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Harford Community College in the Chesapeake Center.  This conference will help answer questions regarding what education will look like in the future and how education will meet the needs of our students and the demands of an evolving workplace.  In addition, the conference will help to establish a vision and set direction for the future.  The featured keynote speakers are Dr. Lillian Lowery, Maryland state superintendent of schools, and Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, president of Montgomery College.  The cost is $25 per person, with a continental breakfast and lunch included.  Reservations are required.  For more information, please contact the Harford County Chamber of Commerce at 410-838-2020, or

Marketplace on Main, May 29

The NEW Marketplace on Main returns on Wednesday, 3-7pm, at the new Main Street Lot next toMain Street Tower.

Hoppin’ Hawks Wendy’s fundraiser, May 29

The Hoppin’ Hawks will be holding a fundraiser at Wendy’s on Rt 22 in Churchville on Wednesday 5/29/13 from 5 to 8. Please mention the Hoppin Hawks when ordering and 10% of your total check will be donated to the team. For more information about Hoppin’ Hawks, visit and

Edgewood High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Class of 2013, May 30

The International Baccalaureate Ceremony for the Class of 2013 will be held in the Edgewood High School Auditorium on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at 7:15 p.m. Dessert reception to follow.

Free Adult Workout every Thursday, May 30

Free Adult Workout every Thursday at 7:30. Hosted by LeeBeeFitness, The Results Crew, and Kinetic Youth Academy. Located at 1809 Fashion Court Suite 103 Joppa, MD 21085. Workout to programs such as P90X, Insanity, Rev Abs, TurboFire, Hip Hop Abs, Les Mills Pump and Combat. A different workout each week. Workout in a group setting on a fully cushioned gymnastics floor. All ages and fitness levels are encouraged to attend. We have FUN ! We definitely SWEAT ! FREE FREE FREE. Comment or Like this post for details or directions.

2nd Annual Bull Roast for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, May 31

The 2nd Annual Bull Roast for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. May 31 at Richlin Ballroom. The event is hosted by Team Lovely Lady Laverne and tickets are $35 per person or $300 for a table of 10. The night includes dancing, food, drinks, 50/50, a money wheel and silent auction. For more information and tickets, contact Meagan Bohlen at or 410-322-8141.

Debbie’s Mane Concern celebrations, May 31 & June 1

To celebrate the new Debbie’s Mane Concern, LLC join us for a weekend of fun, friendship and free gifts. Save the date: May 31, 2013 Join us downtown at Power Plant Live for a kickoff party at Howl At The Moon, 5 – 8PM. Bring a friend and Mention Debbie’s Mane Concern at the door. All attendies must be over 21 and there are no tables reserved. Our GRAND OPENING celebration will be held at the salon located at 2005 Rock Spring Rd on June 2, 2013 from 11:30AM until 2:30PM. Stop by for a Boar’s Head hotdog, fern “Aunt Betty’s” hot milk cake and watermelon. Fox and Fern Cafe will offer Basil Lemonade, Iced Tea and tastes of their fresh baked goods. See/purchase the results of local artist, Amber Politowicz. Check out craftsmanship from Griggs & Son Glass & Mirror. Take home product samples, travel size products or win a set of Redken Color Extend shampoo and conditioner. Bring the little ones for face painting, glitter tattoos, tinsel & feathers. Get 10% off all retail or 50 – 75% off special purchases. Check out our new line of hair extensions. Enter the drawing for a year of free haircuts (up to 12, to expire July 2, 2014). There are three opportunities for you to enter this drawing. Enter once in salon between now and June 1, 2013. Enter a second time when you attend our kick off at Howl at the Moon and you can enter a third time when you come out for the Grand Opening on June 2, 2013. If you have a regular stylist, they will honor the certificate. If you do not see a single stylist, Lana will be your stylist for the term of the certificate.


HCPS Graduation schedule

Click here to access the 2013 HCPS high school graduation schedule.  For a complete list of senior activities, visit and click on the ‘calendars’ link.


Spring Harvest Outreach Festival, June 1

The Spring Harvest Outreach Festival to help fill the Food Pantry for Emmanuel Episcopal Church is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at The Goddard School, 460 Granary Road, Forest Hill, MD. Call 410-529-0857 to reserve a flea market table for $10. If raining, location will move to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Rock Spring Rd, Bel Air, MD (across street from Shop Rite). 50/50 Raffle! Flea Market Tables! Kids prize wheel! Moon Bounce! Face Painting! Balloon Animals! FREE hot dogs, juice, water, snacks & homemade baked goods! Please join us & bring canned goods. Sponsored by Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Bel Air, MD. Music by the Third Saturday Band!

Flapjack fundraiser at Applebee’s for Nick Selvi, June 1

Friends of Nick Selvi, the Forest Lakes Elementary School music instructor who is battling cancer, have organized an all-you-can-eat flapjacks and sausage fundraiser from 8-10am on Saturday June 1 at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 1225 Churchville Road. Bring the attached flyer.

Divine K-9’s Grand Reopening event, June 8

Bel Air News & Views sponsor Divine K-9’s Grand Reopening event is noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at its new location at 4 Newport Dr. in Forest Hill. The new space is just four doors from its original spot, but this more spacious location offers plenty of room for training,  grooming and shopping. The Grand Opening events has fun for the whole family, including its four-legged members. Activities include: facepainting, Make & Take dog treats – fun for two and four legged children of all ages,  games & door prizes,  refreshments for people and pups, raffles to benefit area rescue organizations, tote bags with goodies for the first 25 guests,  Pick a Discount – from 10% to 40% off your complete purchase,  presentation of a Pet Oxygen Mask to the Jarrettsville Fire Department, samples from a wide range of natural and holistic pet product vendors including Beaver Dam Pet Foods, Livelong Pet Nutrition and more. For more information, contact 410-420-6901,,

Steppingstone Farm Museum Celtic Festival, June 8th and 9th

June 8th and 9th (Saturday and Sunday)- Celtic Festival- 11am to 4pm, Admission $5.00
Our annual celebration of Celtic Heritage, wear your green or tartan and come out to the museum for music, food, dancing and more!
Irish Step dancing by Tir na nOg and Ryan-Kilcoyne School of Irish Dance, Highland Dancing, Welsh Clogging, Sheepherding by Nancy Starkey, York Kiltie Pipe Band, Donegal X-press Celtic Rock Band, Carl Peterson Scottish Singer-Songwriter, Spinning and Weaving Demonstrations, 84th of Foot- 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards WW1 Living History, Vendors, Clans, Scottish Food by Cameron’s Market and more… bring a chair or blanket and enjoy!
461 Quaker Bottom Road
Havre de Grace, Maryland

NMTC Science Café on Dietary Nutrients in Cancer Prevention, June 11

The last free NMTC Science Café of the season is coming up 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 11, 2013 at the Abingdon Branch of the Harford County Public Library. The topic is Dietary Nutrients in Cancer Prevention. Dr. Petra “Peko” Tsuji, an Assistant Professor at Towson University who completed a four-year postdoctoral fellowship in cancer prevention and molecular carcinogenesis at the National Institutes of Health. is to present the program. Many dietary nutrients have been recognized as prevention strategies against human diseases, especially cancer and inflammation. The mechanisms for many so-called ‘natural remedies’ are difficult to decipher, which is why basic research continues to be so urgently needed. Our presenter will discuss several popular nutrients, including the red wine polyphenol Resveratrol, Sulforaphane from cruciferous vegetables, and the mineral Selenium, and their actions in health and disease. To RSVP, contact or NMTC office at 443.360.9134. The Abingdon library is at 2510 Tollgate Pkwy.

Children’s Center of North Harford  registration for the 2013 Summer Adventures Program begins June 17

The Children’s Center of North Harford is excited to announce registration for the 2013 Summer Adventures Program.  Summer Adventures, which is open to children ages 4 to 11, is set to begin Monday, June 17 and offers 10 theme-based weeks of fun and learning.  Weekly themes are include The Rainforest, Prehistoric Times and Down on the Farm as well as many others.  The program runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Before and After Care are optional and run from 6:30 am to 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  The Summer Adventures Program will be held in our newly renovated School Age Classroom. Each week includes a theme-related field trip and guest speakers.  During Weird Science Week, participants will be delighted by a visit from Miss Margie Lynch, better known as the Bubble Lady, as she amazes us with the science of bubbles.  A visit from Mr. Richard Anderson of the Snyder Animal Foundation during The Great Outdoors Week will bring the children face to face with the animals of Maryland including a skunk and some wide-eyed owls.  Participants will visit the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth by making paper mache dinosaurs and acting as paleontologists as they dig through rock to find dinosaur bones.  A visit from Scales and Tales will make learning fun. Pirate Week includes a field trip to Inner Harbor to be entertained by the Urban Pirates of Baltimore.  This exciting field trip will include a one hour harbor tour on the pirate ship “Fearless” with the Urban Pirates as our hosts.  Other field trips include swimming at the Conowingo Pool and a visit to the Fire Museum of Baltimore. Families can choose to enroll for one or more weeks of the Summer Adventure Program.  Discounts will be given for families with multiple children.  For more information or to register, please contact Christine Halliwell at 410-836-0444 or by email at


Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School, June 17 – 21

Trinity Lutheran Church will be hosting a Kingdom Rock themed Vacation Bible School from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM each day at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1100 Philadelphia Road, Joppa. At this weeklong Vacation Bible School, kids will participate in fun-filled activities, games and lessons, while learning what it means to stand strong for God. “We are all looking forward to sharing this event with children and parents throughout our community. We hope they will all join us for Kingdom Rock. Trinity Church is ready for a Vacation Bible School that children and their parents will never forget.” Children’s Ministry Director, Stacy Morse encourages children of all ages to attend. “We are excited to share this event and hope you that everyone will join us. We’ll help children learn how to stand strong for God.”

The Whitehouse Market, June 23

The Whitehouse Market Sunday June 23rd 10-4. The Whitehouse Market is a open air market…kind of like a Farmers Market for Antiques, Vintage goods, local Crafters and local Artist. It will be in the parking lot behind the Bel Air Bakery, The Whitehouse Trading Co., Bows and Britches and Cutting Edge Salon. The Market it will be on 3rd Sunday of the month Thru October.

Lunar Bay Music & Arts Festival, June 29-30

The Lunar Bay Music & Arts Festival comes to Susquehanna State Park in Havre de Grace June 29-30. The event benefits the Steppingstone Museum in Susquehanna State Park. For details, visit

Ongoing …

Innovation Cafe offers STEM opportunities for elementary students this summer

Innovation Cafe presents Summer of Innovation, a program that allows children to explore the roles of engineer, chemist or technology designer in a fun and innovative environment. The program includes hands on labs in physics, chemistry, biology, math and chemical/mechanical/civil and electrical engineering. The program is offered for students in grades 1 through 8. Registration deadline is June 22. Lab sessions are 1 hour per week and the program runs eight weeks through the months of July and August. Fees are $30 per session and $200 for all eight sessions. For more information call 443-485-1044 or


Registration is now open for summer camps at Dance Conservatory of Maryland


Registration is now open for summer camps at Bel Air News & Views sponsor Dance Conservatory of Maryland, the official school of the Harford Ballet Company.  Disney Princess, Fancy Nancy and Angelina Ballerina camps are available for your tiniest dancers and half day and full day options are available for dancers age 7 and up! The swimming pool on campus only adds to the fun!  To register, visit or call (410) 877-3281. Visit them on Facebook at


Christ Our King Co-op Nursery is now taking placement for fall


Christ Our King Co-op Nursery is now taking placement for fall. Openings are available in 3 and 4 year old classes. Christ Our King is at 10 Lexington Road in Bel Air. For information, call 410-836-0141 or



Openings available at First Presbyterian Preschool in Bel Air

First Presbyterian Preschool in Bel Air has openings in its Prep 3 program. This program is designed for young 3′s who miss the cut off for a 3 year old program, but will be 3 between September 1 and December 31.  The class meets Tuesday & Thursday afternoons.  For more information, contact director, Terri Rhodes at 410-399-9678.

Newly renovated Bel Air South Parkway Dunkin Donuts & Baskin Robbins complete and store is now open


Dunkin Donuts & Baskin Robbins located at 18 A Bel Air South Pkwy, Bel Air, MD 21015 recently completed renovations and is open to guests 24 hours a day with a new look. The new look includes, more seating, soft seating, cafe interiors, FREE WI-FI, TVs, music, outdoor seating.


R.E.H.A.B. Furniture & Finds is now open in Bel Air


R.E.H.A.B. Furniture & Finds is now open at 2034 Calvary Road in Bel Air. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. R.E.H.A.B stands for Repurposed and Refinished, Eclectic Items, Hardware and Housewares, Antiques, Bric a’ Brac and Bohemian Style. We take “loved” furniture…and renew it …then surround it with brand new items :) to bring you the best mix of vintage, eclectic, bohemian, industrial, french, painted, primitive and shabby home furnishings decor and accessories to choose from. For details, visit or call (410) 914-5089.


ACPR Gymnastics is  registering for Spring Session


ACPR Gymnastics in Churchville, MD is registering for the Spring Session! Registration forms are on its web site:


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