Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (May 3 – 5)


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the return of The Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s First Fridays events, the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra’s “Reflections on the Civil War” concert on Saturday and the Crossfit Havre de Grace War of 1812 Bicentennial Weekend 5K run on Sunday.

Thursday, May 2

Kids Online – Parents on Guard… Educating Parents & Teens on the Dangers of the Cyberworld, May 2

Parents, teens and community members are invited to a cybersafety presentation on Thursday, May 2, at 6:00 p.m. at C. Milton Wright High School to learn more about safe Internet use among today’s teens. Parents will learn indicators and early warning signs that could prevent or stop dangerous Internet activity. Numerous resources will be provided to further educate parents and teens on the dangers of the Internet. Teens will walk away with tips and strategies for safety on the Internet as well as knowledge and understanding of cyber dangers that they may not know exist.  For more information, click here.


Friday, May 3

Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s First Fridays returns May 3

It’s back, baby! First Fridays, brought to you by M&T Bank, is Harford County’s BEST block party and it returns to Downtown Bel Air on Friday, May 3rd! Join us for LIVE music from Tainted Souls, sponsored by WAMD 970am, a DELICIOUS menu from Main Street Tower, face painting with Bambini Family Entertainment, Inc., TWO Beer & Wine Gardens, and so much MORE! The fun starts at 5pm at the corner of Office and Main Streets. Plan on staying late for First Fridays After Dark at Dark Horse Saloon, 8-10pm, with AWESOME drink and food specials. It’s going to be another FANTASTIC year of drink, music, food, and fun at First Fridays in Downtown Bel Air…Be LOCAL and Be A Part Of It!

32nd annual Decoy & Wildlife Art Festival, May 3rd to May 5th

THE DECOY MUSEUM PRESENTS: 32ND ANNUAL DECOY & WILDLIFE ART FESTIVAL Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9-5pm, Sunday 10-4pm. Festival features 125 Decoy Carvers, Artists, Commercial Outfitters and Guide Services will be displaying and selling their works. Retriever Dog Demonstrations, Auctions, Food and Children’s Activities. Phone: 410-939-3739. Email: Website:

Saturday, May 4

HelpHopeLive for Corey Dregier bull roast, May 4

The HelpHopeLive for Corey Dregier bull roast is coming up from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Bel Air Moose Lodge, 310 East Jarrettsville Road in Forest Hill. Tickets to the event are $40 per person or $300 for tables of eight. The event features DJ Billy Zee the Party Shaker and acoustic guitar fun, games, raffles and 50/50. For more information, contact Laura Dregier at 410-952-7488 or

Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra Civil War concert, May 4

Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra Civil War concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday May 4 at Bel Air High School. For details, visit


Community yard sale, May 4

Community yard sale:  Cokesbury and Harford Town- Wolf Trail Drive from the top to the bottom there will be yard sales going on.

Dublin County Fair at Dublin Elementary School, May 4

The Dublin County Fair at Dublin Elementary School, Sat May 4th from 10 to 4.

Northern Chesapeake Women’s Expo Bridal and Jewelry Show, May 4 & 5

Northern Chesapeake Women’s Expo Bridal and Jewelry Show will be held Saturday, May 4th 11-5 and Sunday, May 5th 11-4 at the AGFCU Arena on HCC’s campus.  It is offering many jewelry and wedding vendors which is grrat for wedding planning as well as Mother’s Day gifts!  Tickets are $5 with $1 of each ticket benefitting SARC.

Shore Sisters and Time Out For Sports First Annual Tent Sale, May 4 & 5

The Shore Sisters and Time Out For Sports will host it’s FIRST ANNUAL TENT SALE this weekend, May 4 and 5, from 10 am to 5 pm. Look for the tent at 9716 Belair Road, Perry Hall, MD, and you will find lots of OVERSTOCK DEALS and select factory seconds at GREAT prices!!!! A great place to shop for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day!!!! Check out our photos on the Shore Sisters Facebook page for some of the items that will be for sale! It’s a SHORE thing!

Sunday, May 5

Crossfit Havre de Grace War of 1812 Bicentennial Weekend 5K run, May 5

The CrossfitHavre De Grace 5kRed Coat Run will be held on Sunday May 5 at 7.30 am(check in at 7am). The race starts/ends at Lock house museum on Eerie Street on Havre De Grace MD. The cost is $30 per person to participate. All proceeds benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children. More information can be found at!/pages/Crossfit-Havre-de-Grace-5k-Red-Coat-Run/268023149998452?fref=ts


Tudor Hall open for tours, May 5

Any plans this Sunday? Visit Tudor Hall, Harford County’s historic Booth family home and childhood home of Edwin and John Wilkes Booth.  It will be open for tours this Sunday, May 5 at 1:00 and 2:00 pm. $5.00 for those age 13 and older. For more information call 443-619-0008 or You can also visit the Spirits of Tudor Hall blog at or follow them on Facebook at

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Z-Time Trivia at Applebee’s, May 8

Z-Time Trivia at 8pm on Wednesdays at Applebee’s in Bel Air.

Pre-Mother’s Day shopping event at MaGerks to benefit CCFA Maryland, May 8

Come out WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 from 6-9 PM at MaGerks for some PRE MOTHER’S DAY Shopping, GRAB a bite to eat, and GIVE BACK!!! 10% of all food from MaGerk’s benefits the CCFA Maryland! We will have some FABULOUS vendors including Juice Plus, Tastefully Simple, Origami Owl, Norwex, Pampered Chef and more!

“Wonderful Wednesdays” deal at Forest Hill Lanes, May 8

Bowl for just $2 per person, per game today and every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bel Air News & Views sponsor Forest Hill Lanes, 1 Maurice Lane in Forest Hill. The “Wonderful Wednesdays” deal is not offered when Harford County Public Schools are closed. For details, call 410-838-4477. Find Forest Hill Lanes on Facebook


Bel Air High School Jazz Ensemble Swing Dance, May 11

The Bel Air High School Jazz Ensemble is hosting a Swing Dance Saturday, May 11 at the high school, 100 Heighe St. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the live music and dancing that begins at 7 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased from any band student, from The Music & Arts store at the Festival at Bel Air shopping center or online at

“Navigating your Divorce” meeting at the Abingdon library, May 16 is hosting a “Navigating your Divorce” meeting for women only from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 16 at the Abingdon library, 2510 S. Tollgate Rd. in Bel Air. At the meeting, representatives from will explain how to use their online tool to stay organized while navigating the divorce process. Registration is required for the meeting at For more information, visit or call 410-879-3223. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter A meeting for men only will be held next month.

Fallston High Alumni and Friends Golf Outing at Winters Run, May 16

The Fallston High Alumni and Friends Golf Outing at Winters Run is coming up May 16 and organizers are looking for golfers, sponsors and donations. The event supports Fallston High School’s athletic programs. For details, see the flyer above.

Girls Night Out in downtown Bel Air, May 16

Ladies … It’s time to get ready for the NEW and IMPROVED Girls Night Out in Downtown Bel Air! Join us Thursday, May 16 for an exciting evening of extended shopping hours, wine tastings, local artists, music, and MORE! ALL of our shops, boutiques, and salons are open until 8pm with plenty of fun inside, as well as, a variety of artists on the streets.

Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Capstone Expo, May 16

The Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Capstone Expo will be held Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Joppatowne High School.  Light refreshments will be available from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m., followed by the keynote speaker from 5:30 to 6:30 and then the gallery walk from 6:30 to 8:30.

Harford County Greek Festival, May 17-19

The Harford County Greek Festival at Sts. Mary Magdalene and Markella Greek Orthodox Church in Dublin is May 17 through May 19. Hours are noon to 10 p.m. May 17 and 18 and noon to 7 p.m. May 19. Parking is free at the old Harley Davidson location 3938 Conowingo Road in Darlington were you will be shuttled to the festival location at Sts. Mary Magdalene and Markella. New this year will be a drive-thru, which will be available all weekend. Homemade Greek delicacies await you, from lamb to calamari and loukoumathes to baklava, all freshly prepared and served under our large outdoor tent. While you eat, enjoy live Greek music and dancing from various church dance groups who will perform throughout the entire weekend. We also offer Greek and American wines and beer, great shopping, children’s games and a self-guided tour of our beloved church, making our Greek Festival a full day of fun! For more information call (410) 638-9754.

“House of Cards” casting call, May 18

Casting call for Netflix series “House of Cards” will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 18 at the Bel Air Reckord Armory.

John Carroll Cheerleaders presents “Saturday at the Market,” May 18

John Carroll Cheerleaders presents “Saturday at the Market” May 18, 7am – 12 Noon in the parking lot at The John Carroll School 703 E. Churchville Rd. Bel Air, Md  21014. We will have over 50 vendors with flea market treasures as well as in home businesses such as 31 Bags, Origami Owl Jewelry, Sweetie Beads, Avon and much more. There will be food, snowballs, raffle for a Coach Handbag, plants, and a Baked Goods table. For more information about reserving a space please email for  more information.

Crohn’s & Colitis support group meeting, May 28

A support group for people dealing with Crohn’s & Colitis is forming. The group welcomes people who have the disease and their family and friends. The next meeting is scheduled 7 p.m. April 23 in the Maryland Room at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive in Bel Air. The group plans to meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except during the months of December, March, June, July and August. For more information, contact Carin Dlin at

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 visit


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.

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.

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!

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 . . .

AVON fundraiser for Autism Awareness Month

The Autism Society of Harford County is doing an AVON fundraiser for Autism Awareness Month. All of the proceeds will go to the Chapter to help area families. To participate, visit

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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