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Winter/Spring Activities 2015

Bel Air Recreation Committee



(September thru March)

525 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air, MD  21014 –410-638-3528 –e-mail:

www.harfordcountymd.gov/parks_rec; www.belairrec.org

Facility Code

BAES – Bel Air Elementary School

BAMS – Bel Air Middle School

BAHS – Bel Air High School

MAC – McFaul Activities Center

HES – Homestead Elementary School

WES – Wakefield Elementary School

SMS – Southampton Middle School

RPE – Red Pump Elementary


27th ANNUAL BILL BROWN YOUTH CROSS-COUNTRY SERIES - Introductory running series open to all boys and girls ages 13 and under.  Series consists of three cross-country meets in Bel Air on Sunday afternoons (3 p.m.) on Sept 27, Oct 11, and Oct 25.  Races are conducted in five age groups at distances of a half-mile (ages 6-7, 8-9, and 10-11), one-mile (ages 12-13), and quarter-mile (ages 5 and under).  A short instructional clinic will be held at each meet.  Pre-register on line at BelAirRec.org or use the entry form on the flier at www.runharford.com.  For information, email or call 410-838-1284.

AEROBICS – Ages 18+. Mon.&Wed. evenings at BAMS. Combination of aerobic dance, step exercise and weight exercise for all levels (stepper not required) beginning Sept. 14th, 6:30-7:30pm. Cost is $50 for 10-week session. Register Sept. 14th, 6:15pm at BAMS.For further info Kitty Sheets @ 410-836-8462 or call Cheryl @ 410-671-6546 or cecepol@hotmail.com.

BALLROOM DANCE: Adults. Program offers three 10 week sessions at BAES. Fall Session: Beginner class begins at 7 pm and offers Foxtrot, Swing, and Mambo.  Doors open at 6:30pm for practice time. Advanced (Next Step Up) class meets at 8:15 pm, teaching steps essential and interchangeable with several dance styles, plus advanced steps. Registration and 1st class begins on September 8th. Registration 6:30-7 pm for 1st class with class beginning at 7 pm.  Registration for 2nd class is 8-8:15 pm with class beginning at 8:15. Cost is $60.00/couple ($30 singles can be accommodated, but call or email for details.) For further info, contact Ray or Sherry @ or call 410-515-0426.

BATON TWIRLING - Ages 3 and up. Applause of Bel Air Baton Corps. Learn to twirl a baton and participate in the Bel Air Christmas parade! Beginner classes Mondays at RPE starting Oct. 5th 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM, or Wednesdays. at BAMS starting Oct 7th 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM . Intermediate class/in house competition team: Wednesdays at BAMS starting Oct 7th 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Registration online. Travel/National completion team for experienced twirlers, starts Sept 16th, mandatory practices are Mondays at RPE and Wednesdays at BAMS practices 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Batons are $20. Email or visit https://applauseofbelairbatonteam.shutterfly.com/ for more information.

BEL AIR COMMUNITY BAND – Ages 18-80. Meets Mondays at Patterson Mill H.S., 7:00-9:15pm year ‘round. Note: High School seniors must be recommended by their music director, in order to fill a vacancy in the band. All auditions for prospective band members will be conducted by the community band director. Further information at www.belaircommunityband.org or call Bob Veidt at 410-838-4418.

BEL AIR COMMUNITY CHORUSwww.belaircommunitychorus.org New singers welcome - ages 16 and up.  All voices are needed. If you love to sing, come join us. No audition necessary. Meets Tuesdays at First Presbyterian Church @ 228 N Main St., Bel Air from 7-9 pm beginning Sept.1, 2015. Registration fee: $65/adults - $50/students with student ID. If you are interested in joining the chorus, please go to our website or call Karen Donnelly 443 402-1804. Our winter concert - There is faint music – will be held at Bel Air High on December 6 at 3 pm and is free to the public.

BEL AIR SKI CLUB - Evening ski trips to Roundtop- for 6th-12th graders (all schools).  Bus transportation available. Discount cards available for anyone in community through our club. Registration: TBA. Please email Suzanne at for more information and complete registration information. 

BOYS BASKETBALL -Ages 5-15. Season runs November till March. Register online only at belairboysbasketball.assn.la Registration runs Sept 1 - October 10. Age Groups 5/6 and 7- $70.00 Saturday game and practice. Age groups 8, 9/10, 11/12 and 13/15- $80.00 one weeknight practice and game Saturday. All players ages 8-15 are required to attend evaluation session in October so teams drafted first week of November. All players trying out for travel must register, if make travel team fee will be used towards travel expenses, if do not make travel team you will be placed on a rec team. Questions e-mail

CLOGGING – Ages 8 and up. Learn a folk dance set to all types of music – country, pop, rock, and bluegrass. A great way to exercise with the whole family. Program meets at BAES on Wednesdays at 7pm for beginners & 8pm for intermediate beginning Sept. 23th . Cost for the 10-week program is $30.  Register the first night of class. 

COED VOLLEYBALL- Co-ed Volleyball for ages 18+, playing intermediate level & up, random weekly teams, competitive. Previous playing experience required with strong basic skills. Fall session runs Sept. to end of Dec. 7 PM – 10 PM at MAC (4 months for 1 night is $15, 4 months for both Tues & Thurs is $25) For more information contact Trina at

COMPETITIVE WINTER CHEERLEADING – Ages 5 -17. Winter Competitive Cheerleading for 2015-2016!  For more information visit www.belaircheer.assn.la

DINAMIC WORKOUTS - Ages 18+Tuesday and Thursday evenings at BAMS. Combination of toning and aerobics with weights, bands, balls, kickboxing and gliding for all levels (hand weights required) beginning September 15th, 6:30-7:30PM.  Cost is $40.00 for 13 week session. Registration is September 15th, at 6:00 PM, BAMS with class immediately following registration. For further information call 410-937-4844.

DISCOVERY BASKETBALL – Ages 6 and up. Co-ed program Basketball league for developmentally delayed or challenged athletes. “We just wanna have fun”!  Meets Mondays at BAES (6:00-7:00pm ages 6-13 & 7:00-8:00pm ages 13 and up) and Wednesdays at MAC (6:30-8:00pm ages 13 and up) beginning Sept. 14th (BAES) or Sept. 16th (MAC). Register first night, or call Joan Schlegel at 410-592-6116.

FRUIT SALE - The Bel Air Lion’s Club will hold their annual fruit sale in November and February. For further information please call 410-638-0840.

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Ages 5–17. Season runs early November through end of February. Online Registration will take place from August 15th through September 30th. For more information and to register: http://belairgirlsbasketball.assn.la.  Registration fees are $80. Discounts for siblings in same family are available. A $15.00 late fee will be applied on all registrations received after 9/30/15. One weeknight practice for all age groups, Monday through Thursday. Games will be held on Friday or Saturday. TRAVEL TRYOUTS WILL BEGIN IN OCTOBER. Questions regarding the program can be e-mailed to

HARFORD MEN’S BASEBALL LEAGUE -Currently accepting online registration for our upcoming 2015 Fall Season. Registration is held online only at www.hmbl.biz/registration. Cost of Fall Ball is $85 per person.   Players must turn 30 years old in the current calendar year. Games are played in the Bel Air area on Sunday mornings when the Ravens are away. Please email for more info.

JUJITSU – Ages 12 and up.  Adults Welcome! The “gentle art” originated in Japan about 3,000 years ago.  Emphasis is on practical self-defense techniques and developing appropriate, non-violent response to volatile situations. Class meets Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm at BAES beginning Sept. 3th. Cost is $50/ 4 months instruction.  Spectators welcome. Register at any class. Contact: Tom Edwards

KARATE (Chinese Kung Fu) – Ages 7 thru adult meets Tuesdays & Thursdays at WES; class times are 6:00-7:00pm and 7:00-8:00pm beginning Sept. 8th through April 22nd. Cost is $30/month (payment at 3 month intervals), plus a onetime $20 registration fee. Register at any class. Promotes discipline, respect, endurance and conditioning. For further information call (410) 420-1820.

TITANS DRUM CORP – Join today for the 2015-2016 season. Do you play another instrument? No problem. Everyone is welcome. Ages 12 and up. Meets Monday at WES, 6-9 pm beginning Nov 2nd. Parades & competition marching. Check us out at www.TheTitansDrumCorps.com 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL – Ages 30 and up. Sundays 3-5 pm at MAC. (Times subject to change, email to verify) Pickup format for fun and exercise beginning Oct 25th and runs until May. Cost is $30. Register online www.belairrec.org or at any session. For further information email

WRESTLING – Ages 5-14 (Age-Weight) format with emphasis on technique, balance, strength, endurance and fun. Clinic (Ages 5-7) Elem. level (Ages 8-10) and Middle School level (Ages 11-14). Practices will be  2-3 times per week with events on weekends. For experienced wrestlers, a tournament team participates in elite tournaments throughout MD, NJ, PA, and DE. First-time wrestlers are welcome and encouraged by starting together in a fundamental-based practice and will wrestle in local Novice (beginners) tournaments with other new wrestlers, guaranteeing maximum mat time. Cost is $95 and requires a $100 refundable uniform deposit. Register www.belairjuniorwrestling.com.A “MANDATORY” Parents Meeting/Uniform Sizing will be on October 21st 7:00PM(BAHS Auditorium). For further information please Email  or visit the website at www.belairjuniorwrestling.com

YOGA- Beginners - Intermediate levels. The class runs from 6:00-7:00 on Wednesday nights.  Next session will begin on 9/9/15-12/9/15 (12 weeks for $50.) For further information contact Sharri at 443-462-0964

YOUTH CENTER~ Friday Night Live! -  Social event program open to 6th, 7th, & 8th graders living in the BAMS boundary area.  Events held at BAMS on select Fridays 6:45-9:30pm; October-April.  Join the fun! Online registration is Thursday, Sept 10th at www.BelAirYouthCenter.com .  Limited membership based on capacity. For more info go to www.BelAirYouthCenter.com or email .

Reminder: Harford County Public Schools is not sponsoring, endorsing, or recommending the activities announced in this flyer/material. The sale or use of tobacco in any form is prohibited in school buildings and on school grounds, as well as on Harford County Park sites. Failure to comply with this request will subject individual/group to revocation of their permission to use the facility.

Bel Air Skate Park

The Bel Air Skate Park is open thru November (weather permitting). Call for hours. The Park is located behind the McFaul Activities Center on MacPhail Road.  Skateboards and roller blades are allowed.  Admission is $3/day. Helmets required $1/day (knee & elbow pads suggested) and are available at the Park.  Info:  410-638-4053


September 20, 2015 – 10:00am-5:00pm – Rain or Shine!  Shamrock Park, Behind Bel Air Town Hall. Over 300 craft booths, artists, photographers and youth exhibitors. Music, food and entertainment throughout the day. Free parking and shuttle bus service from the MVA.  No admission charge.


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