Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Nov. 10-13)

Harford Artists Gallery at Armory Marketplace
Harford Artists’ Association Gallery at Armory Marketplace


Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the HCC Actors Guild production of “A Flea In Her Ear” at Harford Community College Friday through Sunday, the Fallston Drama Company production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” Friday and Saturday at Fallston High School and a grand opening celebration of the Harford Artists’ Association Gallery new location at the Armory Marketplace on Saturday.

Thursday, Nov. 10

“An Evening of Cocktails & Conversation” with New York Times-bestselling author Craig Parshall, Nov. 10

Harford County Bar Foundation will hold “An Evening of Cocktails & Conversation” with New York Times-bestselling author Craig Parshall on Thursday, November 10, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at One Eleven Main, 111 Main Street in Bel Air. Tickets cost $50 per person and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, two wine/beer beverages, a non-alcoholic specialty drink and a Tyndale book (“The Third Target,” a J.B. Collins novel by Joel C. Rosenberg). A limited number of tickets are available and should be reserved by calling the Harford County Bar Foundation at 410- 836-0123 or sending a check (made payable to the Bar Foundation) to 17 West Courtland Street, Suite 130, Bel Air, Md., 21014. For details, visit

Friday, Nov. 11

Half-Off Fridays! at the Lutheran Mission Society Hickory Compassion Center, Nov. 11

Visit us at the Lutheran Mission Society Hickory Compassion Center for “Half-Off Fridays!” Our gently-used items (clothing, housewares, furnishings, etc.) are 50% off all day. (Some exclusions apply.) Everyone is welcome. The center is located at 2500 Conowingo Road, Hickory (Bel Air), MD 21015. Funds raised help support the LMS ministries. Go to for more information. Folks in need of help can come to the Hickory Compassion Center on Saturdays at 10:15 AM for a bag of groceries and some clothing for the family. Supplies are limited – first come, first served. Call 410-974-9296 for more information.

Car cruise-in at Lowe’s in Abingdon, Nov. 11

Car cruise-in 5 p.m. Nov. 11 at Lowe’s, 414 Constant Friendship Blvd., Abingdon. The event is free. For details, call 410-627-0027.

Hays-Heighe House open house, Nov. 11 & 12

The Hays-Heighe House will host a free open house at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 at Harford Community College, 410 Thomas Road in Bel Air. For details call 443-412-2539.

HCC Actors Guild in “A Flea In Her Ear” at Harford Community College, Nov. 11-13

HCC Actors Guild in “A Flea In Her Ear “at Harford Community College, Chesapeake Theater, November 11 & 12 at 8 PM and November 13 at 3 PM. In this great French farce, a wife, husband, and gigolo create a vortex of jealousy, mistaken infidelity, and misunderstood messages. Everything literally spins out of control on a revolving bed until the parties return to a happy, if dizzy, reunion. or 443-412-2211.

Bel Air Drama Company’s 2nd Annual Mystery BINGO fundraiser, Nov. 11

The Bel Air Drama Company is hosting their 2nd Annual Mystery BINGO fundraiser on November 11, 2016 at Bel Air High School (doors open at 6 pm; Bingo starts at 7 pm). Tickets are $15 each on-line or $20 at the door (while they last). Buy a group of TWELVE tickets and get your table reserved! Awesome baskets, raffles, door prizes and surprises. PLUS, a special tribute to honor our Veterans! Concessions will be available. All proceeds benefit the Bel Air Drama Company. For tickets go to

“Arsenic and Old Lace” at Fallston High School, Nov. 11 & 12

The Fallston Drama Company presents “Arsenic and Old Lace” 7 p.m. Nov. 11 and 12 at Fallston High School, 2301 Carrs Mill Road. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Saturday, Nov. 12

Harford Artists’ Association Gallery grand opening celebration, Nov. 12

Grand opening celebration at The Harford Artists’ Association Gallery‘s new location in the Armory Marketplace behind the Bel Air Armory is scheduled for 11 a.m. Nov. 12. The Harford Artists’ Association Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., at 37 North Main Street, Suite 104. Become acquainted with the fine art of Harford County at this gallery, which hosts bimonthly shows that showcase fresh and captivating artwork at each visit. All displayed paintings in the gallery are for sale, as are designer jewelry, pottery and gifts.

Bel Air Farmer’s Market, Nov. 12

The Bel Air Farmer’s Market is held 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Saturday through Nov. 19 in the parking lot of the Mary Risteau Courthouse off of Thomas Street and S. Bond Street. For details, visit

Havre de Grace Farmers Market, Nov. 12

The Havre de Grace Farmers Market runs Saturday mornings from 9 am to noon. The Market season starts on Saturday, May 7th. The last Market for the 2016 season will be Saturday, November 19th. The HdG Farmers Market is located in Hutchins Park at the foot of Congress Ave. For details, visit

Sunday, Nov. 13

The Liriodendron Art Gallery is open Sundays and Wednesdays, Oct. 30 – Dec. 11

The Liriodendron Art Gallery is open Sundays 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 1:00 – 7:00 p.m., October 30 – December 11, Bel Air. This fall, “Scapes” will grace the halls of the second-floor gallery of the historic Liriodendron Mansion. A series of oil paintings inspired by Silly Putty sculptures and scraps of realistic images, the overall collage effect of these works is intended as a reflection of digital age fragmentation by artist Cindy Mehr. While you’re there, stop by the fourth floor that serves as home to Liriodendron’s year-long exhibitions. Free admission.

Coming next . . . 

African-American Democrats of Harford County monthly meeting, Nov. 15

Join the African-American Democrats of Harford County for our monthly meeting! We will convene at the Boxcar Restaurant in Edgewood (2131 Old Edgewood Road) at 6:30 pm Nov. 15 to discuss our upcoming events and various ways to get involved with AA Dems. Note: AA Dems meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Holiday Market at C. Milton Wright, Nov. 17

C. Milton Wright High School is hosting a Holiday Market from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at the school, 1301 N. Fountain Green Road, Bel Air. Browse, have some fun and support the C. Milton Wright PTSO. For details,

Mistletoe Market at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, Nov. 17

St. John the Evangelist Catholic School is hosting its Mistletoe Market 2016 6-9 p.m., Nov. 17 in St. John Church Hall, 13305 Long Green Pike, Hydes. Come eat, sip, and shop at our 2nd annual shopping night benefitting St. John the Evangelist Catholic School! The event features: 30+ vendors & artisans offering a wide variety of merchandise; Delicious food by local caterer Baldwin Meals;  Wine and soft drinks from our Candy Cane Café; Box raffle with fabulous prizes from our vendors; $6 admission includes a raffle ticket; Free reusable shopping tote for the first 50 shoppers!    Cash/check accepted at the door; some vendors accept credit cards. Bring your friends — adults only, please

Dancing for the Arts at Maryland Golf and Country Club, Nov. 18 & 19

Dancing for the Arts is coming up November 18, 7:00 p.m. and November 19, 2:00 p.m., Maryland Golf and Country Club, Bel Air. Fans of “Dancing with the Stars” or ballroom dancing won’t want to miss this event, that pairs local “celebrity” dancers with professional ballroom instructors as they waltz, tango and foxtrot their way to raise money to help build a new Center for the Arts. Tickets are $25.

Community Dinner at VFW POST  6054, Nov. 21

VFW POST  6054 will be hosting a Community Dinner noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday November 21, 2016. The event is free to the community. VFW POST  6054 is at 206 Spesutia Rd. in Aberdeen.

Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K, Nov. 24

The Y in Central Maryland is hosting its annual Y Turkey Trot Charity 5K on Thanksgiving morning Nov. 24. The Bel Air portion of the race begins and ends at McComas Funeral Home, 50 W. Broadway. For more details and to register, visit

11th Annual CCA FESTIVAL OF TREES, Nov. 26 & 27

The 11th Annual CCA FESTIVAL OF TREES is coming up November 26th & 27th @ Bel Air Armory, Main Street. Admission: $12; children 12 and under are free with an adult. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information: 410-838-3987. FEATURING: Christmas trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses decorated by local organizations and designers and sold by silent auction all weekend, Gift boutiques and bake table, Children’s crafts, live entertainment and lunch café. BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS, is 8 .a.m. – noon Saturday, November 26, 2016. Adults – $11, Kids – $8, 3 & under – free (does not include tax or gratuity), Reservations required. Call Main Street Tower at (410) 838–8007. Benefits: All funds raised by the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance are donated to supportive care services provided by Cancer LifeNet and cancer related programs at the Kaufman Cancer Center. For details, visit

Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26

Bel Air businesses will be participating in Small Business Saturday Nov. 26. In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day happens every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and encourages people to shop at the small businesses that help write the story of America. The businesses in Downtown Bel Air are excited and ready to celebrate#smallbizsat with you! Be sure to visit to see what’s in store like sales and promotions in Downtown Bel Air on Small Business Saturday. Kick off your #smallbizsat with the Festival of Trees and then join us in supporting the many small businesses located in Downtown Bel Air by coming out and shopping local!

Bel Air Christmas Parade, Dec. 4

The Bel Air Christmas Parade is coming up Dec. 4. Here are the details:
Please join us for the 27 Annual Town of Bel Air Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Celebration brought to you by Patient First! General Outline of Event: 2:30 pm: Concert on Main Street in front of the Courthouse,
3:30 pm: Parade (down Main Street to Lee Street to Shamrock Park), 4:00 pm: Community Bonfire & Singalong in Shamrock Park, with free cookies and hot chocolate, 4:45 pm: Tree Lighting at Town Hall.
Scheduled to appear: Stilt-walkers and acrobats; local high school marching bands; costumed characters and mascots; beauty queens; performance units, dancers, floats and musical groups and even some special equestrian guests, ending with The Living Christmas Tree and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus! Event is weather permitting. In the case of bad weather, the event will be cancelled and not rescheduled.

African-American Democrats of Harford County monthly meeting, Dec. 20

Join the African-American Democrats of Harford County for our monthly meeting! We will convene at the Boxcar Restaurant in Edgewood (2131 Old Edgewood Road) at 6:30 pm Dec. 20 to discuss our upcoming events and various ways to get involved with AA Dems. Note: AA Dems meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.

Deadline for Harford County’s anti-heroin youth video competition, April 7

The Harford County government is sponsoring a competition that encourages kids age 11 to 18 to create a 30-second video about the dangers of substance abuse.  The winner’s video will be shown in local movie theaters. Submission deadline is April 7, 2017. For details, visit

Ongoing . . . 

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