Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Feb. 25-Feb. 28)


SoundofMusicThings to do this weekend around Bel Air include ice skating at The City of Havre de Grace’s Hutchins Park Skate Rink from Thursday through Sunday, Patterson Mill Drama Company’s stage production of “The Sound of Music” Friday through Sunday and the “Sing Me a Dream: Music and Protest” concert at Harford Community College on Saturday.

Thursday, Feb. 25

City of Havre de Grace’s Hutchins Park Skate Rink open again Feb. 25-28

The City of Havre de Grace’s Hutchins Park Skate Rink is open. Hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 25-28. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 13. Skate rental is $5. For details and full schedule through February, visit


Friday, Feb. 26

Patterson Mill Drama Company presents “The Sound of Music” Feb. 26, 27 & 28

Patterson Mill Drama Company presents the stage production of “The Sound of Music” at Patterson Mill High School, 85 Patterson Mill Road in Bel Air. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Feb. 26 and 27 and 3 p.m. Feb. 28. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

Car cruise-in at Lowe’s in Abingdon, Feb. 26

Car cruise-in 5 p.m. Feb. 26 at Lowe’s, 414 Constant Friendship Blvd., Abingdon. The event is free. For details, call 410-627-0027.

Hays-Heighe House open house, Feb. 26

The Hays-Heighe House will host a free open house at 10 a.m. Feb. 26 at Harford Community College, 410 Thomas Road in Bel Air. For details call 443-412-2539.

Lenten fish fry at Prince of Peace Church, Feb. 26

Lenten fish fry 5 p.m. Feb. 26 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church,  2600 Willoughby Beach Road in Edgewood. Cost is $7 per person.


Saturday, Feb. 27

“Sing Me a Dream: Music and Protest” Concert at Harford Community College, Feb. 27

February 27 (Saturday), 3 and 7 p.m., Harford Community College, Joppa Hall, Recital Hall #1. The “Sing Me a Dream: Music and Protest” concert is the performance by the Morgan State University Jazz Ensemble of a four-movement suite composed and arranged by Harford Community College music instructor Benny Russell. It features spoken texts from Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, and Ossie Davis. There is no cost, but tickets are required. or 443-412-2211


Sunday, Feb. 28

Showing of “The Peanuts Movie” at Harford Community College, Feb. 28

February 28 (Sunday), 6 PM, Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater. Escape the cold and winter blahs for fun, family-friendly movies on the big screen on campus. Rated G. General Seating: $3-$5. or 443-412-2211


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Cal Ripken, Jr. book signing at Abingdon library, March 1

Join Hall of Fame baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr., at a book discussion and signing on Monday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Abingdon Library, 2510 Tollgate Road in Abingdon. He will discuss and sign copies of “The Closer,” his newest children’s book. Joining Ripken will be the book’s co-author, Kevin Cowherd. Ripken will sign copies of “The Closer” and be available for photos with guests. Please note that the signing will include just the book, “The Closer.” Single tickets to the event cost $50 per person and include a copy of the book and a voucher for a ticket to a 2016 Aberdeen IronBirds game. A “Double Play” ticket for $90 includes two tickets to the March 1 event, two copies of the book and two vouchers to an IronBirds game in 2016. Festive fare will be provided by Jarrettsville Creamery & Deli and Coffee Coffee. Only 200 tickets are available for the March 1 event and may be purchased at Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. For details, visit

“We Lived Through It: Gaining Civil Rights in Harford County” at Harford Community College, March 1

March 1, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Harford Community College, Student Center, Room 243. Panel discussion with Moderator Christine Tolbert. No admission fee, but seating is limited. Reservations: 443-412-2539 or

“Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, The Musical” at Harford Community College, March 4

March 4, 7 PM, Harford Community College, Amoss Center. Inspired by The New York Times Top 10 best-selling children’s books, this lively new musical “buzzes” with the inventive energy of childhood, celebrates the power of imagination, and promotes a sense of adventure. The show is part of the BGE Family Series. or 443-412-2211

“Phoenix Festival Theater in Avenue Q” at Harford Community College, March 4, 5, 11 & 12

March 4, 5, 11 & 12, 7 PM and March 6 & 13, 2 PM. Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater. This unique puppet-filled comedy follows a group of 20-somethings seeking their purpose in big city life. The show features gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score. Adult themes. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). or 443-412-2211

Annual ATHENA Award and Women’s Leadership Breakfast, March 4

The Annual ATHENA Award and Women’s Leadership Breakfast will be held Friday, March 4, from 7:30 to 9:45 a.m. at the Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road in Edgewood. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Harford Community College organizing the ATHENA Award/breakfast. The ATHENA Award is presented to an exemplary leader who has achieved excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession; served the community to improve the quality of life for others; and, most importantly, actively assisted women to achieve their full leadership potential. Tickets to the breakfast are $40 per person; $45 per person with a donation to the Books in Hand Program; $350 for a table of 10 or $400 for a table of 10 with a donation to Books in Hand. Tickets should be purchased by February 26 by visiting For details, visit

Extreme Family Outreach “Rewrite A Child’s Story” Dinner Auction Green Carpet Affair, March 4

Extreme Family Outreach “Rewrite A Child’s Story” Dinner Auction Green Carpet Affair is 7 p.m. March 4 at Richlin Ballroom  Edgewood. Tickets are $50 per person. Live Music By Gene Vincentt & The Cadillac Cruisers. Auction Items to include 5 Days/4 Nights in Cancun for 2 adults and 2 children, Ravens Tickets,  3Days/2Nights Ocean City, Camp at River Valley Ranch, Pandora Bracelet,  Liberty Mountain & Ski Round Top, Strasburg Railroad, Iron Birds Tickets, Maryland Golf & Country Club and much more! Extreme Family Outreach is a 501c3 non profit organization that conducts community impact programs in under served communities along the Rt 40 Corridor at seven locations to elementary & middle school aged youth.  It sets itself apart by delivering a holistic approach to  strong character building, providing interactive communication sessions,  and  important life skills, all which is a firm  foundation for success.  What sets Extreme Family apart is they are  mobile, taking the classroom and  stepping into their world,  Extreme Family Outreach  mission is to have a direct impact on children and families, by taking  programs into the HEART of their communities, providing tools to ensure positive  futures.

The Irishman’s Chorale to perform free concert at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, March 5

The Irishman’s Chorale will perform a free concert on Saturday, March 5th including a delightful evening of traditional Irish songs at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1200 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. Doors open at 6:45PM – concert begins at 7:30PM. Free admission and convenient parking on site. Sponsored by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission.

Meet the Author: Dr. Robert K. Musil at the Jarrettsville Library, March 6

Meet the Author: Dr. Robert K. Musil takes place Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m. at the Jarrettsville Library. Dr. Musil will discuss his book, “Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment.” He serves as president and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, founded in 1965 by Carson’s friends and colleagues as a legacy organization in her memory. Meet the Author: Dr. Robert K. Musil is part of the programming of “Peanuts…Naturally,” an exhibition of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts’ comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations, at the Bel Air and Abingdon libraries, that focus on exploration of the natural world. For more information about the March 6 event, call 410-692-7887 or visit

Film Screening and Discussion: “The Loving Story: Love in a Time of Jim Crowe” at Harford Community College, March 7

March 7 (Monday), 12-2 PM, Harford Community College, Student Center, Room 243. Film discussion led by Chris Kaltenbach. No admission fee, but seating is limited and reservations are recommended. or 443-412-2539

New Covenant Christian School open house, March 8

You are invited to come and learn all about New Covenant Christian School, a Classical and Christ-Centered education Pre-K – 12th grades, at our upcoming open house from  8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 8. Prospective families can tour and meet with our caring teachers and staff who will answer any questions that you have about NCCS. If you are unable to attend an open house, please call the school office or email us at to request nformation,  schedule an individual tour, or set up a shadow visit for prospective students applying to grades 1 through 12. Please call for directions onto the campus and find the school office. The Grammar School Campus (Pre K through 6th) is at 128 St Mary’s Church Rd., Abingdon, MD 21009. 443-512-0771 The Upper School Campus (Grades 7-12) is at 1515 Emmorton Rd. Bel Air, MD 21014 410-420-7727 For details,

A WINDY DAY IN PRE-K, A Preschool Story Hour at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School,  March 8

Join St. John the Evangelist Catholic School for A WINDY DAY IN PRE-K, A Preschool Story Hour – March 8, 2016, 10 – 11 a.m. March comes in like a lion! Help us celebrate the windy days of March at our story hour. Children will hear stories, play, and create a special craft. This event is appropriate for ages 2-4, and it is necessary to stay on campus with your child/children. Space is limited, so please register to attend at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, 13311 Long Green Pike, Hydes, MD 21082. 410-592-9585 x134,

Longaberger basket bingo to benefit the Beckwith family, March 12

A Longaberger basket bingo to benefit the Beckwith family, which lost their home and belongings in a fire in January, is scheduled for March 12 at the Darlington Firehouse, 2600 Castleton Road in Darlington. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. The event includes 50/50, raffles and door prizes. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.  Please contact Amber Mays at 410-937-9648, Teresa Griffith at 443-307-9619 or Firehouse at 410-638-3760 to purchase tickets.

Ayres Chapel annual spring Fried Oyster & Ham Dinner, March 19

Ayres Chapel UMC 3046 Ayres Chapel Road in White Hall will be hosting their annual spring Fried Oyster & Ham Dinner Saturday March 19th from 3 – 7 pm. Come for delicious fresh, hand patted fried oysters and fellowship with friends. Adults $25   For more information 717-382-4319 and 410-692-9222.

LASOS “Wine, Fondue & You” event, March 20

 LASOS invites you to our 6th Annual “Wine, Fondue & You” event on Sunday, March 20 from 3 – 5 pm. MaGerk’s Pub at 120 S. Bond Street, Bel Air will host with tickets at $40 or $35 for designated drivers  Wines from around the world will be  featured this year. LASOS’s favorite band, the Rowdy Boys, will keep the place hoppin’ and beautiful Silent Auction baskets will be offered. Go to and click on “events” or call 410-836-0333 to purchase tickets.

Education for Women in the Middle East discussion at Harford Community College, March 21

Sally Campbell will be speaking at the next AAUW meeting on March 21 at HCC. The meeting, open to the public, will be held in Bel Air Hall, Room 104 and will begin at 7:00 PM. Ms. Campbell will be speaking on how cultural factors impact the education of women in Middle Eastern countries using anecdotal life experiences of an American woman who speaks Farsi. She has had an extensive business career and has a wide variety of expertise. Most recently she was a principal at Technical and Educational Services Consulting Associates in Olney. The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Go to for more information.

Flea Market at UUFHC in Churchville, March 26

Flea Market: Saturday, March 26: 7 AM – 1 PM at UUFHC at 2515 Churchville Rd., Churchville. $15 for a 10 x 10 spot. Vendors: To reserve your spot go to, call 410-734-7122 or just show up that day.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County’s 26th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner, March 31

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County is hosting its 26th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 31 at APGFCU Arena at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Rd., Bel Air. This complementary giving event will be filled with friends, fantastic food, and fun surprises. Take the opportunity to hear from some of the incredible young ladies we support at our Clubs and witness the induction of our 26th Annual Youth of the Year. There are sponsorship opportunities available, please email for more information. For details, visit

SARC’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, April 30

Registration is now open for SARC’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event April 30 in downtown Bel Air. The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender violence begins with festivities at 9:30 a.m. followed by the walk at 11 a.m. To register for the walk or to donate to the event, visit