Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Oct. 4-6)



Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Darlington Apple Festival on Saturday, Hawks Hill Creamery’s 2013 Pumpkin Fest on Saturday and Sunday and tours of the historic Tudor Hall on Sunday.

Friday, Oct. 4

First Fridays in downtown Bel Air, Oct. 4

Tonight’s First Fridays event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Bel Air is promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a Pink Friday theme. It includes the music of Remains of the Radio, sponsored by Boyle Buick GMC Truck.  Upper Chesapeake Health will be on hand to help promote Paint The Town Pink Bel Air. You can help  “Give Cancer the Pink Slip” with a donation of a dollar or MORE and purchase The Spenceola Group’s PINK Cup for a $5.00 donation that includes a drink ticket! Be PINK, Be Local, and Be A Part Of It …

First Fridays in downtown Havre de Grace, Oct. 4

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

Haunted History Ghost Tours in Havre de Grace, Oct. 4 & 5

Havre de Grace Main Street, Inc. will be hosting Haunted History and Ghost Tours through the historic downtown district at  7pm and 8:30pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. A significant factor in Havre de Grace tours is that the history and murder stories are TRUE stories documented either by newspaper or local historians. And the ghost stories are first-hand accounts told to Main Street from the people who experienced them. Tours are approximately 1 1/2 hours long. Please note that the tours may not be appropriate for children of 8 years and younger. For more info and tickets please contact HdG Main Street, Inc. For more information, visit , email or call 410-939-1811.

Saturday, Oct . 5


Hawks Hill Creamery’s 2013 Pumpkin Fest starts Oct. 5 & 6

Hawks Hill Creamery’s 2013 Pumpkin Fest continues every Saturday and Sunday in October at the farm at 805 Highland Road in Street. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The Pumpkin Fest is also open on Columbus Day. Admission is free to the event, which features Pumpkin Patch, hay ride, kid friendly corn maze, make a strawman($) (bring your own old clothes or buy ours), face painting ($), pumpkin painting ($), visit our farm animals. Lots of games and activities too! For sale are mums, gourds, corn stalks, straw…..and lots of local farm products including cheese, jams, ice cream, Lohr’s Apple Cider, baked goods, and everything pumpkin! For more details, visit, call 410-688-7922, or follow on Facebook at

Darlington Apple Festival, Oct. 5

The Darlington Apple Festival will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5 in the town of Darlington. Sweet Aire Farm and Wilson Mill Orchard provide apples for the event, which includes baked goods, crafts and pony rides for kids.

Bel Air Farmers Market, Oct. 5

The Bel Air Farmers Market is 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, Oct. 5

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!!

FARM’s Fall Fundraiser at Jarrettsville Gardens, Oct. 5

The Fallston Animal Rescue Movement’s (FARM’S) FALL FUNDRAISER is on Saturday, October 5 from 7:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. at Jarrettsville Gardens. If you were there last year, you can attest it was a blast! Tickets are $40/each and will include a delicious buffet of food and drink. Tickets will be available at Feed Plus or by calling Megan at 443-928-0032. Tables seat 10 so please let us know if you are buying a full table so we can reserve it. If you do not fill a full table, you may have to sit with people you do not know – don’t worry, they won’t bite! We are looking for donations for our liquor wheel, plant wheel, silent auction items, raffle items, and door prizes.

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Movie night at Bel Air Honda, Oct. 5

Bel Air Honda is hosting a movie night Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. The dealership will show Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Popcorn will be provided. Come at 6:30 p.m. to select a good seat. Bel Air Honda is at 1800 Belair Road in Fallston.

Harford County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Saturday, Oct. 5

The Alzheimer’s Association invites the community to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Harford County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Saturday, Oct. 5 (rain or shine), at the Bel Air Equestrian Center (608 N. Tollgate Rd., Bel Air). For details, visit

Good Cause’s free Winter Drop & Shop and Coat Giveaway, Oct. 5

Good Cause of Havre de Grace is hosting a free Winter Drop & Shop and Coat Giveaway from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Ramada Inn in Edgewood, 1700 Van Bibber Rd. EVERYTHING IS FREE! Toys, Books, Clothes, Equipment, and More! Each person (child and adult) will receive a winter coat (while supplies last). You do NOT need to donate any items in order to take items. Donations will be collected on Friday, Oct 4th at the Ramada Inn from 1-4pm and 7-9pm.  For more information, please email or click on “More Information” to the right to visit our website.

Semi-annual Community Yard Sale in Majors Choice, Oct. 5

On Saturday, Oct. 5 Majors Choice development in Bel Air will be holding its semi-annual community yard sale from 8AM to 2PM.  Due to Moore’s Mill Rd being closed, you may want to take Shamrock off of Rte. 22 to Majors Choice Dr.

Cedarwood Community Yard Sale, Oct. 5

Cedarwood Community Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 5. Cedarwood is located off of Red Pump Road in Bel Air between the Elementary School and Blakes Legacy construction site. Items include children’s toys and clothes,  Teen Clothing, and a lemonade stand.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Tudor Hall tours, Oct. 6

Any plans this Sunday? Visit Tudor Hall, Harford County’s historic Booth family home and childhood home of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. It will be open for tours this Sunday, Oct. 6 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

Scenic Ridge community yard sale, Oct. 6

Scenic Ridge community yard sale Sunday October 6 8am to 11am. Community is off of New Cut Road in Kingsville. Address: Connor court, Kingsville,md. Items include toys, baby items, house items, bar items, decorations, electronics and much more.

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NMTC’s Wine Tasting Under The Tent, Oct. 10

NMTC’s Wine Tasting Under The Tent, A ‘World of Wine’ experience to sample the Top 10 wines of the world, and wine from 6 other countries while networking with 100’s of the regions tech and business wine-lovers. Thursday Oct 10, 2013 from 5-8pm at HBIC, 1362 Brass Mill Rd, Belcamp MD. Proceeds support the STEM Forum and STEM Education in NE MD. or 443-360-9134 to attend. For details,

Yard sale on Chatau Court in Fallston, Oct. 11, 12 & 13

Yard sale on Chatau Court in Fallston featuring yard grown perennials (bleeding heart, hosta, ferns, pachysandra)  YOUR CHOICE DUG, many lovely garden artifacts, clay pots, antiques, TOOLS several tool boxes, router and router table, drill, saw, tiller, Wagner paint sprayer, king size bed, rocking chairs, books, frames, train set, Orioles memorabilia, luggage, fans,, golf clubs, seasonal decorations including artificial Christmas tree, Christmas outdoor decorations, wreaths, small refrigerator, baskets, ball jars, coolers, apple decorations, kitchen ware. Hours are 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Friday, Oct 11 and Sat. Oct. 12, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Sunday, Oct. 13, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at 2408 Chatau Court. Cash only.  All items must be taken same day.

19th annual Colonial Craftsmen Weekend at historic Jerusalem Mill Village, Oct. 12 & 13

Don’t miss the 19th annual Colonial Craftsmen Weekend at historic Jerusalem Mill Village! This exciting encampment and market fair happens in the Kingsville area of Gunpowder Falls State Park on Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, October 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Friends of Jerusalem Mill, the event re-creates public market days in a rural village in the last quarter of the 18th century. Admission each day is $7.00 for adults, and $5 for children ages 6-16, seniors age 60+, and active duty military with ID. The special family rate for 2 adults with 3 or more children is $25. Admission for children ages 5 and under is free. Pets are not permitted on site during this event. For details,

Quarter auction benefit Pumilia family, Oct. 12

Quarter auction to benefit the family of a D.C. firefighter who is disabled by a brain tumor is coming up Friday, Oct. 12 at the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Co. Doors open at 6 p.m., auction starts at 7 p.m. Paddles are $3 each, two for $5 or three for $7. Vendors include Thirty-one, Celebrating Home, Pin Pixie Press, Usborne Books, Avon, Tastefully Simple, Slipada jewelry and Scentsy.

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.

2013 Women’s Conference at Mt. Zion Church at the Tent, Oct. 12

Registration is now open for the 2013 Women’s Conference at Mt. Zion Church at the Tent in Bel Air. The theme for the Oct. 12 conference is “Seasons . . . Life’s Journey.” Keynote speaker is Tracey Tiernan from 95.1 SHINE-FM. The day will be filled with inspiring teachings, worship and special presentations. The conference is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the cost is $20 per person. A box lunch from McShane’s Gourmet Deli is included for those who register by Oct. 6. Please join us at 8:15 a.m. for a coffee bar and tea and scones from Tea by Two. New this year, the conference is offering online registration. Register online at or print the following form and mail in: 2013 Registration Form (pdf). For more information, visit, e-mail or call 410-836-7444. Mt. Zion Church at the Tent is at 1643 Churchville Road in Bel Air.

Walk & Wag-a-Thon and Pet Fair at Harford County Equestrian Center, Oct. 12

If you’re an animal lover, the Harford County Equestrian Center is the place to be on October 12th from 1-6pm.  We’re hosting the Walk & Wag-a-Thon and Pet Fair, a festival and very important fundraiser for homeless animals. We have a full afternoon planned including:  Vendor fair, Pet contests, Gourmet food trucks (courtesy of The Gathering), Pet photo booth, Music, Activities for the kids, Micro-chipping clinic, Mobile adoption unit, Raffles, A chance to get your name in the Guinness Book of World Records for “Most Dogs Wearing the Same Bandana in One Place!” For details, including launching your fundraising page, click here.

Fall Bazaar at Edgewood Middle School, Oct. 12

Edgewood Middle School will host a Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The Bazaar was planned to bring the community together to support the school and local businesses.  This is the second year the school has hosted the event – last year the Bazaar was held in the spring.  This year, in an effort to involve more community members, both a fall and spring bazaar will take place.  Anyone is welcome to attend the event at no cost.  Event activities will include Basket Bingo, carnival games for kids, craft tables, concession stands and local vendors.  Venders can reserve a table for $25, and the money is due upon arrival at the school for set up.  Edgewood Middle will also be holding its book fair during that time for community members to purchase books.

Graw Days Festival in Havre de Grace, Oct. 12

The Graw Days Festival returns to Havre de Grace Oct. 12 with a day of entertainment, history, speaker series, antique cars, music, food, arts, crafts, shopping, theater, and dancing. Here are the details:

Clip for a Cure event at NVS Salon & Spa, Oct. 13

The Clip for a Cure event to benefit the Kaufman Cancer Center and Cancer Lifenet at Upper Chesapeake Health is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at NVS Salon & Spa, 312 N. Main St. in Bel Air. Get a $25 hair cut (blow drying and styling not included) and $10 eyebrow waxes. Have your hair shampooed by comedian Mickey Cucchiella, who will be the special guest shampoo assistant. The event includes refreshments, raffles, giveaways and a chance to meet Angel, a Ravens Super Bowl Cheerleader. For more information, call 410-803-0005 or visit

HCPS College & Career Fair, Oct. 16

HCPS College & Career Fair – Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Harford Community College APGFCU Arena! An event for parents and students. Visit with representatives from more than 120 colleges, universities, trade schools and the Armed Forces; speak with local businesses representing a variety of technical, business and STEM occupations; chat with students and alumni from various colleges; get answers to your questions in real-time; and attend the NCAA/NJCAA Student-Athlete Eligibility Seminar and a financial aid presentation. You don’t want to miss this opportunity!

“In Their Words” to be performed at Harford Community College, Oct. 18-20

“In Their Words,” an original play featuring monologues, music and comedy that focuses on experiences of individuals with disabilities, will be performed October 18-20 in the Black Box Theatre in Joppa Hall at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air. The play is being held in October, in recognition of Maryland’s Disability History and Awareness Month

Volunteers needed to assemble holiday gift bags for military members, Oct. 19

A group of Maryland women are collecting items for holiday bags they plan to send to the sailors and Marines aboard the USS Truman (CVN75) and the USS Boxer (LHD4). They are looking for donations, businesses willing to be collection sites and community members who can help assemble the gift bags from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct.19. They said items the military members particularly like include Loofahs, Personal size bottles of hand sanitizer (sealed inside of snack size Ziplocs), Personal size packages of hand wipes, Personal size bottles of lotion (seal inside of snack size Ziplocs), Sugar Free Gum, Candy (not chocolate), Chapstick, Personal size bottles of sunscreen (seal inside of snack size Ziplocs), Any kind of nuts, Cracker Snacks – the small cellophane wrapped type, Hot Cocoa packets, Individual coffee packets, Individual flavor packets for water, Writing cards – blank inside. For more information, contact Maria Snyder at 410-982-8900.


Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group Meeting, Oct. 22

Harford County Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group Meetings will begin again the 4th Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is Oct. 22 at 7pm in Upper Chesapeake Hospital in the Maryland Room. For more information, individuals can contact Carin Andersen at

Harford Day School Open House, Oct. 23

Come see all that Bel Air News & Views sponsor Harford Day School has to offer at its Open House from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 23 at the school at 715 Moores Mill Road in Bel Air. The independent day school for children in K-prep through 8th grade balances a rigorous academic program with a nurturing environment and a low student/teacher ratio of 9:1. Creativity and independent thinking are encouraged in a curriculum that includes a strong emphasis on the basics as well as opportunities to shine in areas such as drama, public speaking and athletics outside the classroom. Harford Day School is a Maryland Green School and integrates environmental awareness at all levels of the curriculum, offering students outdoor education experiences both on campus and through field trips. For more information, visit or call (410) 838-4848. Follow them on Facebook at

Fallston Community Pre-K Open House, Oct. 24

Fallston Community Pre-K is currently taking registrations for the 2014-2015 school year.  We will hold an Open House on October 24, 2013 from 6-7:30 pm for potential students.  There are programs available for 2, 3, and 4 year olds.  Families will be able to meet our teachers, see curriculum materials and tour the building.  Light refreshments will be served.  The school is located at Fallston Presbyterian Church, 600 Fallston Rd in Fallston.  Further information can be found at or by calling 410-877-1655.

The Whitehouse Market last market of the season, Oct. 27

Bel Air News & Views sponsor The Whitehouse Market returns to downtown Bel Air 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the last market of the season on Sunday, Oct. 27. The Whitehouse Market is an outdoor market like a “Farmers Market” featuring one of a kind vintage finds, antiques for the home and homemade goods behind the Bel Air Bakery at 140 N. Bond St. Shop for up-cycled goods, painted furniture, rusty finds, reclaimed material, unique housewares, painted signs, photography, pottery and handmade crafts, jewelry and clothing. The Whitehouse Market is held the fourth Sunday of each month through October. Vendors are hand selected for each market and every market is different. To become a vendor, apply at For information on upcoming markets, vendor registration, directions and any other inquiries please email or call (410)838-3030.

HCPS Hall of Fame to induct Mary Ellen Kennedy and Thomas Macklin Trafton, Oct. 28

The HCPS Hall of Fame recognition program, sponsored by the Harford County Retired School Personnel Association and the Board of Education of Harford County, has been refreshed this year!  Retired educators will now be inducted into the Hall of Fame at one of two ceremonies held during the year – one in the early fall and the second in early summer.  Up to three educators will be included in each ceremony, and the Hall of Fame induction will be the only recognition scheduled that evening.  The first ceremony of 2013-14 will be during the Monday, October 28 Board of Education meeting, at 6:30 p.m.  We will be honoring Mary Ellen Kennedy and Thomas Macklin Trafton for dedicating 31 and 30 outstanding years to HCPS, respectively.  Mark your calendars to attend the Board meeting to support our newest inductees!  Please share this information with others who may be interested in attending or who may want to offer congratulations to Ms. Kennedy and Mr. Trafton.  If you would like to nominate a retired educator for consideration for induction in the Hall of Fame, please access the nomination form and requirements.


Howloween Bash & Fundraiser to Benefit No Kill Harford, Nov. 1

Howloween Bash & Fundraiser to Benefit No Kill Harford 7-11 p.m. Friday, November 1 at Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Jarrettsville Rd, Jarrettsville. Eat, drink and be scary!    Buffet dinner, beer, wine, cash bar, DJ and dancing.  Raffles, silent auctions, and costume contests.  Costumes optional, but recommended. Tickets are $40 pp or $400 for table of 10.  Sponsorship opportunities also available.  Contact, or visit  No Kill Harford is a non-profit organization dedicated to making Harford County one of the safest places in the country for companion animals.

Patterson Mill Middle/High School PTSA’s 7th Annual Bingo Night, Nov. 22

Enjoy a fun night out in between stressing over turkey dinners and holiday sales.  Please join us for Patterson Mill Middle/High School PTSA’s 7th Annual Bingo Night, featuring Vera Bradley, Thirty-One Gifts and Scentsy on Friday, November 22nd.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  You may reserve a whole table.  Contact Renee Guerassio for tickets at (410) 322-0958 or  You can also purchase tickets at the school office between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (please see Susan Gray).  Please plan to come for dinner!  We will be offering Chick-Fil-A, Vocelli’s, snacks and drinks.  Please join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year!  All proceeds are to benefit the student programs and enrichment for our school.  Come for the Best Time and Best Prizes in Harford County!!!

“Beatlemania Again” returns to C. Milton Wright High School, Dec. 7

The National Touring Beatles Stage Show “Beatlemania Again” is returning to C. Milton Wright High School on December 7th. Tickets will go on sale in October. This is a benefit concert for the school’s art department!

Ongoing . . .

AleCraft Brewing Supply opens new store in downtown Bel Air

Founded by three Harford County homebrewers who sensed the need for a local source of homebrewing supplies, AleCraft Brewing Supply opened recently in downtown Bel Air. Visit the store at at 6 Office Street for everything you need for home brewing — a trend that started in 1978 when home brewing was legalized and took off in the early 2000 fueled by internet-based discussion forums, and online sales. Visit AleCraft’s Facebook page at to enter a drawing for a $50 gift certificate, to be given away at the Grand Opening event. Online sales are to be available next month at Store hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, with longer hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For more information, call the store at 410-420-5102.

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Forest Hill Nature Preschool & Childcare has openings now

Bel Air News & Views sponsor Forest Hill Nature Preschool & Childcare has openings now for children ages 2 to 5 at its Forest Hill location. Call 410-638-2761 to schedule a tour and meet the staff. Visit for details. Forest Hill Nature Preschool & Childcare is at 207 Bynum Road in Forest Hill. Follow them on Facebook at available at First Presbyterian Preschool in Bel Air

First Presbyterian Preschool in Bel Air has openings in its Prep 3 program

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.