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


Peach Festival 2013 Flyer

Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include Downtown Bel Air Alliance’s Outdoor Movies at Shamrock Park featuring “Madagascar 3″ on Friday, St. Mary’s Episcopal Peach Festival on Saturday and a performance by the Barbara Martin Trio at Shamrock Park on Sunday.

Friday, Aug. 2

Downtown Bel Air Alliance’s Outdoor Movies at Shamrock Park, Aug. 2

The Downtown Bel Air Alliance’s Outdoor Movies at Shamrock Park returns Aug. 2 featuring the movie “Madagascar 3.” Grab the kids and pack your blankets for great family friendly entertainment with movies under the stars at Shamrock Park, brought to you by Katzen Eye Group. FREE admission and FREE popcorn!  Festivities begin at 6:30pm and movies begin at sunset!

Movie Schedule:
8/2- Madagascar 3
8/16 Escape from Planet Earth

First Fridays in downtown Bel Air, Aug. 2

Tonight’s First Fridays event in downtown Bel Air includes the music of Alton Street, a wine and beer garden and food from Main Street Tower from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the corner of Office and Main Streets. Dark Horse Saloon at 119 S. Main St. will host its First Fridays After Dark event from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. featuring $5 selected appetizers $2 on select beers. For details, visit

First Fridays in downtown Havre de Grace, Aug. 2

Tonight’s First Fridays event in downtown Havre de Grace includes live entertainment, cafe seating and merchant specialist. For details, visit

Saturday, Aug. 3

Bel Air Farmers Market, Aug. 3

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, Aug. 3

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!!

No Kill Harford’s monthly meeting at the Abingdon Library, Aug. 3

No Kill Harford, a non-profit, animal rescue and advocacy organization, is having its monthly meeting at the Abingdon Library on August 3 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Come learn how we are working to make Harford County one of the safest places for companion animals in the country and how you can help. At 11:00 a.m. – Introduction to the No Kill Movement & No Kill Harford’s vision, goals, and programs, at 12:15 p.m. – Trap, Neuter & Return Workshop. Got Cats? Learn responsible community cat management techniques. Program is free and everyone is welcome to attend! Volunteers needed.

Clean Paws for a Good Cause, Aug. 3

Saturday, August 3   Clean Paws for a Good Cause 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pet Valu, 3491 Merchants Blvd.   Dog wash and bake sale to benefit No Kill Harford. Dogs washed while you wait or shop for donation.  First come, first washed.  Variety of baked goods for sale to pet parents and dog treats too.  No Kill Harford is a non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to making Harford County one of the safest places in the country for companion animals.  443-987-6681.


St. Mary’s Episcopal Peach Festival, Aug. 3

The 9th Annual St. Mary’s Episcopal Peach Festival is coming up Aug. 3. The festival includes church tours, Broom’s Bloom ice cream, country fair games, pit beef and ham, vendors, a bake table, raffle prizes and Susquehanna Orchard peaches. It is to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1 St. Mary’s Church Road, Abingdon. For more information, visit

Pairings Bistro Farm to Table Experience fundraiser, Aug. 3

Pairings Bistro Farm to Table Experience fundraiser to benefit the Walter and Betty Ward Family Center Y is noon to 4pm tomorrow. Tickets are $50 per person with all proceeds to benefit the Family Center. For details, visit

Yard sale on Brushing Lane, Aug. 3

TOOL/garage sale Sat 8/3/13 8am to 2pm. 1312 Brushing Lane , Bel Air, MD 21015;( next to Applebee’s on Rt 22.) Shovels, Robyi elec laser, ladder,garden sprayers,etc

Sunday, Aug. 4

Barbara Martin Trio performs in Bel Air Summer Concert Series, Aug. 4

The Barbara Martin Trio is to perform a free concert from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Aug. 4 as a part of the Bel Air Summer Concert Series at the William A. Humbert Amphitheater in Shamrock Park at the corner of Hickory Avenue and Lee Street. For more information, visit

Coming next . . .

Maryland State BBQ Bash, Aug. 9 & 10

The Maryland State BBQ Bash comes to downtown Bel Air Aug. 9 & 10. For details, visit

Havre de Grace Seafood Festival, Aug. 9-11

The Havre de Grace Seafood Festival is Aug. 9-11 in downtown Havre de Grace. It  features vendors, food and arts and crafts and a performance by the Oak Ridge Boys at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 in Tydings Park. (For concert tickets, visit Other bands performing during the event  include Tainted Souls, The Reservoir Dogs Band, Jack & Sassie w/Beerdz Hill Rode Gang, Runaway Train, Pushing Luck and The Uncle Jack Band. For a schedule, visit

50th Annual Havre de Grace Art Show, Aug. 16-19

50th Annual Havre de Grace Art Show is coming up Aug. 16 through 19 in Tydings Memorial Park

Family Fun Night at Fork Christian Church, Aug. 25

Fork Christian Church invites you to attend its Family Fun Night on Sunday, August 25th, from 4-8 pm. There will be rides, games, food, music and other activities… ALL FOR FREE. Bring your kids to this special family event. For more information, contact Fork Christian Church is located at 6809 Sunshine Avenue, Kingsville, MD 21087.

The Whitehouse Market outdoor market for vintage furniture and home goods, Aug. 25

On the fourth Sunday of each month, behind the Bel Air Bakery, come find Bel Air News & Views sponsor The Whitehouse Market, an outdoor market like a “Farmers Market” for unique, one of a kind vintage finds, antiques for the home and homemade goods. The Whitehouse Market is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25, Sept. 22 and Oct. 27 at 140 N. Bond Street in Bel Air. For details, visit For information on becoming a vendor, visit For information on upcoming markets, vendor registration, directions and any other inquiries please email or call (410)838-3030

Good Cause in Havre de Grace is looking for volunteers for events in August and September

Good Cause in Havre de Grace is looking for volunteers to help with four upcoming events it sponsors: Havre de Grace’s Art Show – Aug. 16-18, Single Mom’s Spa Day – Sept. 7, ‘Thirty One Bag’ Bingo – Sept. 20, Shop & Drop FREE Giveaway – Oct. 5. To register as a volunteer, visit For more information, Leah Clark, Good Cause’s Office Manager, at 410-916-7770 or email her.

Chesapeake Cancer Alliance Decorators’ Show House at Rockfield Manor, September 7 – 22

Come and see how local designers transform Rockfield Manor where historic charm meets new design. Many accessories and furnishings will be for sale. Also, come see the Craft & Garden boutique and café on site. All proceeds benefit Cancer LifeNet and cancer related programs at Upper Chesapeake Health. When: September 7 – 22, 2013. Where: Rockfield Manor; 501 Churchville Rd., Bel Air, Md. 21014. Hours: Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. @ 10 am- 5 pm; Thurs. 10 am – 7 pm; Sun., 11am- 5pm; Closed Mon. No children under 10, No photos, Not handicapped accessible. Tickets: $20.00. Sold at door & Preston’s Stationery (Bel Air); Greenspring Nursery (Jarrettsville);Simply Grande Home Furnishings & Jonathan’s Wedding & Flowers (Forest Hill); Lavish Salon and Spa (Fallston); Simplicity Antiques (Havre de Grace) TICKETS AVALIBLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE AUGUST 7, 2013 on our web site. Information: visit

4th annual “Dominator” 5/10K Walk and Run, Sept. 7

The 4th annual “Dominator” 5/10K Walk and Run is coming up Sept. 7 at Blue Dot Services of Maryland, 125 Industry Lane in Forest Hill. The event supports the D.O. Believe Foundation, created in memory of Dominic “The Dominator” Osorio the 7-year-old Bel Air boy who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2009. The 5K starts at 8 a.m. and the 10K starts at 9 p.m. Registration is $25 for the 5K in advance and $30 on race day and $30 in advance for 10K and $35 on race day. To race or to become a sponsor, visit Proceeds go to help pediatric brain research.

STARS All Star Cheerleading tryouts Sept. 8 & 15

STARS All Star Cheerleading invites experienced cheerleaders ages 5-19 to tryout for its November 2013-May 2014 season. Tryouts are 1 p.m. Sept 8 and 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Abingdon Elementary School. Contact Follow them at

“Gorgeous from the Inside Out” cancer fundraiser, Sept. 21

Mrs. Bel Air Maryland America Katie Kinslow is hosting the “Gorgeous from the Inside Out” end-of-summer fundraiser for the Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center at Upper Chesapeake Health on Sept. 21. The “casually chic” event is 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jordan Thomas Salon and Spa, 16 Bel Air South Parkway. It is to include hors d’oeuvres, drinks and musical entertainment by Tony Sciuto and along with celebrity guest Sarah Caldwell and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets, call 732-682-0028, email or visit

Under Armour® Baltimore Running Festival, Oct. 12

Maryland CASA is recruiting runners and walkers for its charity team, Team CASA, which will participate in the Under Armour® Baltimore Running Festival, Saturday, Oct. 12, at M&T Bank Stadium. Funds raised by Team CASA will support efforts to recruit more volunteers to advocate for Maryland’s foster children. For more information or to register, visit, email or call 410.828.6761.

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.

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